Jennifer Lopez Says Alex Rodriguez ‘Loves’ Her New Music

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After her emotional performance, ET caught up with the Shades of Blue star to talk about her new Spanish album.

“It’s an emotional song,” she told ET’s Cameron Mathison. “A lot of the songs on the album are like that, even the up-tempo ones have like this beautiful lyrical content … about love and life.”

“I think it’s one of the best albums I’ve made in a long time and i’m super proud of it,” she continued, noting that her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, is also a fan of her new music.

“He loves it,” she said. “I’m so excited, you know, every time I finish something, I bring it home and I want him to hear it.”

“He’s so supportive,” she continued. “He’s such a supportive person and he’s so lovely.”

“He’s actually working in Connecticut but he will be here later,” she said when asked why Rodriguez wasn’t at the awards show.Lopez also revealed that she doesn’t mind the nickname, JROD, which fans often use to refer to the couple.

“It’s fine,” she said. “We kind of thought that would happen… because people who knew us were already [saying] it. So, you guys, it’s not like you were original or anything.”

 This article originally appeared on ET Online

Is Brad Pitt Dating Again?

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Brad Pitt is reportedly getting back into the dating scene after his split from Angelina Jolie back in September.

“[He] has been dating a bit…It’s not anything serious,” an insider told People of the 53-year-old actor. “He doesn’t have a girlfriend. It’s more of a way to get out and be social.”

“He seems more comfortable double-dating and friends are helping out,” the source added. Friends of his apparently “don’t want him to sit at home alone.”

This month, rumors spread that Brad could be dating Sienna Miller. However, she shot down those rumors!

The Truth Behind Selena Gomez’s Super Short Bob

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INGLEWOOD, CA – APRIL 27: Host of WE Day California, actress/singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Selena Gomez attends WE Day California to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on April 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE)

 

 

 

Selena Gomez appeared on the red carpet this week after seemingly chopping off her hair – however, fans noticed her hair wasn’t super short anymore!

The 24-year-old entertainer revealed the Instagram she posted showing her new short hair was just a wig.

“It was so funny. I was trying on different stuff and I posted a picture [because] I liked the image. Evidently, people thought I cut my hair real short, but it’s still the same…it’s a little chop,” Selena told Extra.

Selena was asked if she would ever fully chop off her hair, to which she responded, “I don’t know, I’m terrified. I’m going to keep it safe for now.”

This article originally appeared on Just Jared

DJ Khaled has dropped the rap music video version of Marvels ‘Avengers.

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Looks like DJ Khaled has a new squad for an upcoming album, and it’s definitely major key.

The rapper posted two Instagram photos Monday (Feb. 27) announcing a 10th studio album. The photos feature the likes of Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, Lil Wayne and Migos. While the caption doesn’t explicitly mention any collaborations, the post implies otherwise.

The posts ask his fans to keep the album and the preceding music video “top secret” and promises that information will be released soon through more pictures. (We promise to stay quiet.)

Bieber himself also posted a pic with “Bad and Boujee” trio Migos.

 

This article originally appeared on Billboard

Gala del MET 2017

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  • REI KAWAKUBO LA MENTE MAESTRA DETRÁS DE COMME DES GARÇONS
  • Comme Des Garçons otoño/invierno 2016-2017. Foto: Imaxtree
  • A look from the Comme des Garçons spring 2017 collection. Photo: Imaxtree
  • Lady Gaga wears Comme des Garcons in 2012
  • Met Gala 2017 Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garcons
  • Katty Perry Portada de Vogue Mayo 2017
 El evento de moda más importante a nivel mundial  es el MET GALA y cada año por estas fechas,el descubrimiento de la temática que gira en torno a su exposición y por tanto a su gala de inauguración previa se convierte en una de las noticias más esperadas y a juzgar por la de este próximo año 2017, va camino de convertirse en una de las más exuberantes de todos los tiempos.

Rei Kawakubo/ Comme des Garçons” será la diseñadora y la firma de moda a la que el MET (Museo Metropolitano de Arte de Nueva York) rendirá tributo el próximo año con un ‘show’ monográfico sobre un diseñador todavía vivo, hecho que no se daba desde el año 1983 cuando Yves Saint Laurent fue el personaje elegido para su exposición de entonces. Fundadora de la firma en 1969 y considerada como una de las máximas exponentes del diseño conceptual, Kawakubo ha sido definida por Andrew Bolton -comisario del ‘Costume Institute’ del museo neoyorquino y mano derecha de Anna Wintour- como una de las “diseñadoras más influyentes de los últimos cuarenta años” con un trabajo que “invita a reconsiderar el concepto de la moda como un sitio de constante creación y recreación definiendo la estética de nuestro tiempo”.

Original, única, imposible, arquitectónica, genuina, diferente, peculiar, vanguardista o independiente son sólo algunos de los adjetivos que pueden usarse -y que de hecho ya se han usado- para intentar definir la manera de ser y de crear de la diseñadora japonesa, quien se ha alejado siempre de lo esperado con una manera de entender la moda sólo apta para verdaderos artistas.

Dotarle a la ropa de un sentido estético y aportarle además un valor significativo como reflejo de uno mismo es algo que Rei Kawakubo, al igual que otros diseñadores como John Galliano o Viktor&Rolf, domina a la perfección. Teniendo en cuenta que la gala del MET es una de las citas del circuito ‘fashion’ más interesantes y con la alfombra roja más espectacular, sólo hay que echar un vistazo al trabajo de Kawakubo para hacerse una idea de lo que dará de sí la gala de 2017.

La exposición, que estará abierta al público a partir del próximo 4 de mayo -tras la gala de inauguración, que se celebra el primer lunes de mayo-, contará con más de 120 diseños de Comme des Garçons y albergará desde la primera colección de pasarela parisina de la firma de 1981 hasta sus trabajos más recientes. Además, estará organizada mediante diferentes contrastes de temas, que han sido siempre una de las claves de la modista japonesa, como el este y el oeste, el hombre y la mujer o el pasado y el presente.Además, como novedad, los maniquíes que lucirán los diseños estarán dispuestos sin vidrios y a la misma altura del suelo. Contará con Katy Perry y Pharrell Williams como anfitriones de la gala y con la propia Kawakubo como presidenta honoraria, además de Anna Wintour, copresidenta del ‘Costume Institute’ del MET desde 1995.

This article originally appeared on Vanity Fair España

Jennifer Lopez Will Perform New Music At Billboard Latin Awards

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Jennifer Lopez will perform new music during the Billboard Latin Awards on April 27. She is set to preview her upcoming Spanish-language album, her first since 2007’s Como Ama una Mujer, according to Billboard.

JLo’s new album, out this summer, is executive produced by ex-husband Marc Anthony. She has yet to announce an album title and tracklist. But over the past few weeks, she has shared snippets of songs featuring SkrillexJustin Bieber songwriter Poo Bear, and Wisin y Yandel. “I am so excited and really looking forward to this new musical journey and to celebrate my Latin roots,” she said back in October.

During the Billboard Latin Awards, the triple threat will also receive the Telemundo’s Star Award to celebrate an artist’s achievement “beyond their musical career.” See the promo ad teasing JLo’s performance below.

 

This article originally appeared on Idolator

Film Series With the Most Top 10 Soundtracks

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Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel in The Fate of the Furious. As the new The Fate of the Furious film continues to rake in millions around the world at the box office ($900 million and counting), the movie’s soundtrack rolls in at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart dated May 6, granting the film series its fourth top 10 effort. It’s one of just a handful of theatrically released film series to earn as many top 10 sets.

The Fate of the Furious is the eighth film in The Fast and The Furious film series — and each movie has sported its own companion soundtrack. Further, all of them have reached the Billboard 200.

The series got off to a hot start in 2001 with The Fast and The Furious, peaking at No. 7. It was followed by: 2 Fast 2 Furious (No. 5, 2003), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (No. 40, 2006), Fast & Furious (No. 116, 2009), Fast Five (No. 60, 2011), Fast & Furious 6 (No. 25, 2013) and Furious 7 (No. 1, 2015). The first film even scored a sequel soundtrack that charted: The Fast and the Furious: More Fast and Furious (No. 117, 2002).

Star Wars: Six Top 10 Albums

The Star Wars saga has launched seven films thus far, and its most recent release was 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The movie’s soundtrack debuted and peaked at No. 5 in January 2016.

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

Star Wars, No. 2, Sept. 10, 1977
The Empire Strikes Back, No. 4, July 12, 1980
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, No. 3, May 22, 1999
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, No. 6, May 11, 2002
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, No. 6, May 21, 2005
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, No. 5, Jan. 1, 2016

Of the seven main Star Wars saga films, only Return of the Jedi, in 1983, missed the Billboard 200’s top 10, peaking at No. 20.

While the Star Wars series produced six top 10 albums, none have reached No. 1. The closest the series came was with the first film, Star Wars, which saw its album spend three consecutive weeks at No. 2 in 1977. (It was stuck behind Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, which ruled the list for 31 nonconsecutive weeks.)

Notably, Star Wars mania was at such a high in 1977, Meco’s disco version of the Star Wars “Main Title” theme (mashed up with his interpretation of “Cantina Band”) spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Meco’s rework, titled “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band,” is not on the Star Wars soundtrack.

The Star Wars universe has also spun off a separate anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which helped set up the events seen in the first Star Wars movie. Rogue One’s soundtrack peaked at No. 29 in January.

Twilight: Five Top 10 Albums

All five of the fantasy film series’ soundtracks have reached the top 10, starting with the chart-topping Twilight in 2008.

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date

Twilight, No. 1, Nov. 22, 2008
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, No. 1, Nov. 7, 2009
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, No. 2, June 26, 2010
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, No. 4, Nov. 26, 2011
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, No. 3, Dec. 1, 2012

When Bad Movies Happen to Great Soundtracks

Notably, when Eclipse debuted and peaked at No. 2 for one week, it was stuck behind another soundtrack at No. 1: Fox TV’s Glee: The Music — Journey to Regionals.

Batman: Four Top 10 Albums (Including both the 1989-1997 and 2005-2012 series)

Prince’s smash-hit soundtrack to the 1989 film Batman, directed by Tim Burton, spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. It launched three top 40-charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100: “Batdance” (No. 1), “Partyman” (No. 18) and “The Arms of Orion” (with Sheena Easton, No. 36). It notched a further hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the No. 5-peaking “Scandalous!”

Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
Batman (Prince), No. 1 (six weeks), July 22, 1989
Batman Forever, No. 5, July 8, 1995
Batman & Robin, No. 5, July 12, 1997
The Dark Knight Rises, No. 8, Aug. 4, 2012

 

 This article originally appeared on Billboard

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Sets Summer 2019 Release Date

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Disney and Lucasfilm have booked a date in theaters for Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars: Episode IX — May 24, 2019.The studio announced a slew of other high-profile release dates. Disney is pushing back the release of the next Indiana Jones movie by a full year, from July 19, 2019 to July 10, 2010, in order to make way for the studio’s live-action The Lion King, which gets the July 19 date, while Frozen 2 will hit theaters Nov. 27, 2019.

Little is known about Episode IX, which has a script being written by Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Earlier this month, Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy said that the late Carrie Fisher would not appear in IX as Leia.

Both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars story opened in mid-December, as will Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Dec. 15, 2017). Disney and Lucasfilm now want to test the summer corridor (prior to Force Awakens and Rogue One, all the Star Wars films opened in summer.) Before announcing the date for Episode IX, Disney had already dated the untitled Hans Solo spin-off for May 25, 2018.

The good news for geeks: There will be less of a gap between The Last Jedi, which is technically Episode VIII, and Episode IX, than there will be between Force Awakens and Last Jedi, or two years. Mark Hamill may have spilled the beans about his iconic Star Warscharacter years ago while doing an interview with the late film critic Gene Siskel around the time Return of the Jedi was released.  In the unearthed interview, Hamill said George Lucas explained to him his layout for the prequels and also told Hamill to be ready, because he had plans for Skywalker many years down the road.

“George has talked to me very marginally about doing something at the turn of the century in the last trilogy, but it wouldn’t be on the same plan of existence,” a young Hamill explained to the Chicago Tribune journalist. 

Siskel cut in, “What it sounds like is he offered you a job to play a father [with] a Luke Jr. around the year 2000.”

Shaking his head in agreement, Hamill replied, “You’re a very clever man, Mr. Siskel.”There’s been endless speculation about Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) parentage in the new trilogy, with Luke put forward as a prime candidate for the role of her father. Lucas is not involved with the new trilogy after he sold the property to Disney in 2012, but he did share his story plans with Lucasfilm.  Director Rian Johnson wrote December’s script for The Last Jedi, and though the story has likely completely changed since Hamill gave the interview decades ago, it is still fun to mull over the possibilities of Luke being a dad. The Last Jedi is due out in December.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Earns the Biggest Billboard Debut of 2017

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The music industry may be a streaming world these days, but Billboard’s latest album chart proves that good old-fashioned downloading counts a good deal too.

To no one’s surprise, Kendrick Lamar soared to No. 1 with his latest release, “DAMN.” (Interscope). The new album had the equivalent of 603,000 sales in the United States, according to Nielsen. That made it the biggest debut of the year, and the best week for any album since Drake’s “Views” came out a year ago with just over 1 million sales.

But in terms of streams alone — the latest and most important battleground of digital music — Mr. Lamar did not quite have this year’s best. Songs from “DAMN.” were listened to a total of 341 million times last week on services like Spotify and Apple Music, which was considerably less than the 385 million Drake had last month for the opening of his playlist More Life.”

What put Mr. Lamar ahead was the number of people who bought copies of the full album. “DAMN.” sold 353,000 copies as a complete unit, while “More Life” opened with just 225,000. According to the new rules of cross-format number crunching that now determine chart positions, that gave “DAMN.” the advantage in overall “equivalent units.”Perhaps anticipating this victory lap, Mr. Lamar on Monday announced North American tour dates for July and August, with a show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on July 20.

Also on the album chart this week, John Mayer opened at No. 2 with 120,000 sales and nearly 14 million streams of “The Search for Everything” (Columbia), while Drake’s “More Life” (Republic) is No. 3 and Ed Sheeran’s “÷” (Atlantic) is No. 4. The Chainsmokers’ “Memories … Do Not Open” (Columbia), last week’s best seller, falls to No. 5.

This article originally appeared on NY Times