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Jay Z, Beyonce Worth Over $1B

Jay Z, Beyonce Worth Over $1B

Jay Z and Beyonce are a formidable financial couple.  According to “Forbes” magazine, the music business power couple’s combined wealth is estimated to be just over one-billion dollars.  The financial bible estimates Jay Z’s fortune at about 810-million dollars and Beyonce’s is around 350-million.  The two super rich superstars have a five-year-old daughter and are…

Katy Perry Officially Joins ‘American Idol’ As Judge

Katy Perry Officially Joins 'American Idol' As Judge

Katy Perry is officially named as the first judge for the ‘American Idol’ reboot.  An ABC executive said yesterday that Perry’s signing was consistent with the network’s philosophy that, “What you can’t do is come back as bargain-basement Idol.”  He went on to say that the network is going to make sure “the talent is…

The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Video Hits 1B YouTube Views

The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Video Hits 1B YouTube Views

The Weeknd is celebrating a major milestone on YouTube.  The official music video for the Canadian singer’s “Starboy” single featuring Daft Punk just reached one-billion views.  The clip for the title track to The Weeknd’s third studio album was almost instantly iconic because of the fact that the singer kills himself, and he unveiled a…

Taylor Hicks Says Winner Should Judge ‘American Idol’ Reboot

Taylor Hicks Says Winner Should Judge 'American Idol' Reboot

Season five “American Idol” winner Taylor Hicks is not happy with reports that former contestant Chris Daughtry is in the running as a judge.  During an interview yesterday, Hicks said “a winner would be the best-suited.” When asked if he would consider joining as a judge, Hicks said he would, but was tight lipped when…

Katy Perry Announces New Album Title, Fall Tour Dates

Katy Perry Announces New Album Title, Fall Tour Dates

The wait to learn the title of Katy Perry’s next album is over.  Yesterday, the “Bon Appetit” singer announced her next album will be titled “Witness” and will be released on Capitol Records on June 9th.  Perry also announced the dates for the first leg of her upcoming North American Witness: The Tour, which will…

Chris Daughtry Reportedly Joining ‘American Idol’ As Judge

Chris Daughtry Reportedly Joining 'American Idol' As Judge

Another “American Idol” alum is reportedly in serious discussions to join the singing competition as a judge.  Citing an unnamed source, “Us Weekly” reports that Chris Daughtry has reportedly been tapped as a judge.  Daughtry came in fourth place during the fifth season of the original series.  A spokesperson at ABC declined to comment on…

Katy Perry In Talks To Be Judge On ‘American Idol’

Katy Perry In Talks To Be Judge On  'American Idol'

Sources tell “The Hollywood Reporter” that Katy Perry is in talks to become a judge on ABC’s “American Idol” revival.  The “Chained to the Rhythm” singer’s signing would signal that ABC is serious about bringing in big names to be a part of the singing competition’s comeback.  Perry has previously guest judged on the U.K….

Taylor Swift Sends Fan Flowers, Handwritten Card For Graduation Party

Taylor Swift Sends Fan Flowers, Handwritten Card For Graduation Party

One very lucky Taylor Swift fan is thanking the pop star for her very surprising and kind gesture.  Ashley Silvers, a University of Central Florida advertising grad who’s headed to Florida University for business school, sent Swift an invitation to her graduation party.  Swift was unable to attend, but she congratulated Silvers with a handwritten…

Kelly Clarkson Spurns ‘American Idol,’ Joins ‘The Voice’

Kelly Clarkson Spurns 'American Idol,' Joins 'The Voice'

Kelly Clarkson is joining “The Voice,” despite recent rumors that she was in talks to return to “American Idol” as a judge.  NBC announced yesterday that the first – and arguably most successful – “American Idol” winner will be a coach on season 14 of “The Voice.”  In a press release announcing the news, Clarkson…

Justin Bieber Sets Record On ‘Billboard’ Hot 100 Singles Chart

Justin Bieber Sets Record On 'Billboard' Hot 100 Singles Chart

Justin Bieber is the first male artist to debut at number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 single chart twice.  The pop star claimed the record after DJ Khaled’s star-studded “I’m the One” featuring Bieber and others debuted atop this week’s survey.  Bieber previously debuted atop the weekly survey with “What Do You Mean?” from…

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