April 9th, 2013
11:18 AM ET
LL Cool J's collaboration with Brad Paisley, "Accidental Racist," has kicked up a lot of dust, but the rapper seems to have expected as much.
As he told CNN, the song, which is from Paisley's newly released album "Wheelhouse," is a "bold statement" not just for country music, but for music in general.
March 20th, 2013
09:45 AM ET
"Multiple sources" told Us Weekly that their relationship has come to an end, at least for the time being. One loose-lipped acquaintance told the magazine that while "it's sad," "it's not over till it's over."
March 15th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
March 5th, 2013
03:45 PM ET
"Call Me Maybe" singer Carly Rae Jepsen is the latest act to drop out of the Boy Scouts of America's upcoming Jamboree because of the organization's ban on openly gay members.
The Canadian entertainer announced her decision on Tuesday, saying in a statement posted to her Twitter account that she's pulled out of the event "as an artist who believes in equality for all people."
January 22nd, 2013
04:10 PM ET
There's no doubt that Beyonce put on one heck of a show when she performed the National Anthem at Monday's Inauguration of President Obama.
She just didn't put on a live one - as far as we know. As a spokeswoman for the U.S. Marine Band told CNN, Beyonce didn't actually perform the "Star-Spangled Banner" live during the ceremony, but rather lip-synched along with her own voice. (Were these photos on her Tumblr page intended to be a hint?)
However, later in the day, the Marine Corps said in a statement that no one in their organization "is in a position to assess whether [Beyoncé's vocal performance] was live or pre-recorded."
If it was pre-recorded that wouldn't be uncommon, but it would be surprising, considering everything evident in her rendition: the hand motions to match her scaling the notes, the facial expressions conveying effort, and - most damning of all - the removal of her earpiece.
After she finished, those who bore witness were awestruck, hailing her performance as flawless. So how did everyone take it when they learned that the whole thing was pre-recorded? Here's a recap:
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