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Nicole S, J. Lo And Cee-Lo Share UK Stage: Who Looked Hottest?

Well at least they had something to talk about backstage! Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo Green and Nicole Scherzinger may all star on competing reality TV singing competitions but their day-jobs as professional singers brought them to the Capitol Radio Summertime Ball in London this weekend, allowing us to judge their ability to judge. J. Lo’s snake-skin ensemble was certainly daring, with Scherzinger rocking similar, albeit black, thigh-high heels with a short skirt. While some will argue Cee-Lo was considerably less hot than the ladies, we’re getting warm just looking at that bulky coat. Who’s look do you like most? Check out the gallery below and answer our poll.

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Report: Clarence Clemons Suffers Stroke In Florida

Longtime E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons suffered a stroke at his home in Florida, according to Showbiz411. While there has been no official confirmation of his condition, the site said the 69-year-old is “seriously ill” and that Bruce Springsteen and his bandmates were told to visit him as soon as possible. Clemons has played with Springsteen’s band since 1972, quickly becoming well known to audiences as “The Big Man.” Though ill enough in recent years to require a wheelchair on stage, the saxophonist returned to the limelight in 2011 thanks to his multiple appearances on Lady Gaga‘s new album, Born This Way, even performing “Edge Of Glory” with the singer on last month’ American Idol finale.

See photos of Clarence in the gallery below.

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We Know What Katy Perry And Rebecca Black Did On Friday Night! Together!

OMG! Kathy Beth Terry, you’re so lucky your parents are Corey Feldman and Debbie Gibson, or else you’d be in big trouble, young lady! HAH. Seriously though, Kathy’s alter-ego and all around ham Katy Perry‘s Last Friday Night (TGIF) video has us tripping! All the promotional activity Kathy-Katy did — the Kathy Beth Terry Twitter account and Facebook page — did not prepare us for the awesomeness of this video. It’s 80′s overload with the whole ‘ugly ducking morphing into the swan’ cliche included. But it’s the cameo’s that have us in splits. Apart from Corey and Debbie, the partystarter in the video is none other than …. Rebecca Black!  Insert whatever “Friday” puns you’d like to here.

That’s not all, peeps. While Rebecca’s responsible for Kathy’s makeover in the video (she waxes her mustache off), cool Uncle Kenny a.k.a Kenny G and Hanson make an appearance too! And if that wasn’t enough, how about Glee‘s Kevin McHale as her dorky knight in shining armor? Darren Criss is in there too, as a frat-boy type. This song has summer hit written all over it. Watch the video and let us know what you think.

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Shania Twain Falls At The CMT Awards

Last night’s CMT Awards were a pretty loose, easygoing affair, a good thing considering how often non-country stars like Justin Bieber, Ludcaris and Sheryl Crow (who accidentally flashed her panties while singing with host Kid Rock) appeared on stage. Despite the interlopers, pop-country titans were able to maintain their authority, either by winning big awards (like Taylor Swift and the recently married Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton did) or by falling on their ass while walking to the camera, like Shania Twain did in the above clip.

Not only did Shania immediately laugh off the tumble, she posted a video about it only hours later! Check it out after the jump, and check out the pop-country fashion on hand in the gallery below.

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Randy Travis “Out Of It,” Punches Wall At Fox Taping

While Randy Travis didn’t rip off his shirt and break a window like Chris Brown, yesterday sounded like a pretty rough day on the morning show circuit for the country singer. Page Six is reporting that Travis was “out of it” at an early morning taping of Fox & Friends yesterday. “He turned up, looking like he’d been up all night, for a sound check around 5 a.m., then punched a wall in the green room and makeup area,” says their source. The singer did got through the gig (pictured above), but he wasn’t over whatever was bothering him yet. “He was supposed to tape an acoustic performance for Good Day New York, but he was so out of it he couldn’t do it, and they had to stop taping.”

Travis, who divorced his wife of 19 years (and manager for more than 30) in 2010, has spoken regularly about giving up alcohol and drugs for religion in his 20s. So far the singer and network have yet to comment on Page Six‘s allegations. His eighteenth album, Anniversary Celebration, celebrating 25 years of stardom, was released yesterday.

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James Franco Drops His First Album Turn It Up In July

In his eternal quest to fill all your face holes, and mind, with his greatness, James Franco’s album Turn It Up drops on July 12, the first of what will undoubtedly be a parade of bizarre musical offerings. Franco paired up with drag performance artist Kalup Linzy to form Kalup and Franco for the album; the two met when James invited Kalup to join him during James Franco’s General Hospital stint, which had we remembered to watch at the time, would have been the only reason we would ever, ever see General Hospital.

Vulture describes the duo, who release their song “I Love You” at New York’s Fashion Week this past February, as a true collaboration. “Linzy said he plays piano and comes up with basic chords, and Franco sends him music he likes and they riff off of that. Both do vocals and produce their own tracks. They’re also in the process of producing videos to run with their live performances,” they reported at the time, Seeing as how the two performed at Sundance in blond wigs and are committed to amazing live performances, Lady Gaga better watch her steez, and quick.

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Eminem Calls Lady Gaga A “Male Lady” On New Track

Sorry, Lady Gaga: Eminem will not have sex with you. The 38-year-old rapper takes a surprising potshot at his  Interscope Records labelmate on “A Kiss,” a track from his upcoming Hell: The Sequel EP, a collaboration with Royce Da 5’9″ as Bad Meets Evil. “Tell Lady Gaga she can quit her job at the post office/ She’s still a mail lady/ Wouldn’t f— her with her d—/ You heard it/ The verdict’s in.” In case you missed the pun “mail lady” sounds like “male lady,” undoubtedly a reference to the “Gaga is a hermaphrodite” rumors of 2009—back when he awkwardly handed Gaga her Best New Artist trophy at the MTV Music Awards (remember, he’s a 38-year-old dad, most of them still quote pop culture gossip from 2009).

So far Gaga has not responded to the track, on which Eminem also announces that “Shady” is on Katy Perry‘s “tail, he’s tailgating.” Since “A Kiss” is not the EP’s single, it seems unlikely we’ll get a video a la “We Made You” where Eminem can explore his complicated/asinine feelings about these female celebs further, but if the hype around this dis spreads—and if Interscope execs decide the drama is good for business—who knows? Maybe “Weird” Al won’t be the only guy planning a Gaga impersonation on TV.

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Richie Sambora: Released From Rehab And Ready To Tour

It’s been a little more than a month since Richie Sambora checked into rehab. The Bon Jovi rocker needed to deal with recurring alcohol issues, as his first trip to rehab in 2007 was also due to booze and painkillers. We were really happy that he was confronting his problem, but were wondering what the repercussions on the Bon Jovi tour were going to be. They still have dates in the U.S and Europe and he’s been missing in action since the end of April. Fortunately  for the band, Richie is out of rehab and ready to play!

Sambora was in New York yesterday — he flew in from L.A — and apparently signed tons of autographs at JFK. He’s jetting off to Europe to meet the rest of the band as he’s joining the tour immediately, as Bon Jovi play in Croatia this week! Is that a good idea? Going straight from rehab to touring, which seems to be his Achilles heel when it comes to drinking? We’re not too sure, but we’re definitely rooting for him.

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Justin Timberlake Praises Britney, Jessica Biel In Vanity Fair

The gossip around Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake’s split usually involved him being bored with the 4-year relationship, but he’s certainly being the gentleman about her in his new Vanity Fair interview. “She is the single-handedly most significant person in my life,” he confesses. “In my 30 years, she is the most special person, O.K.?…I don’t want to say much more, because I have to protect things that are dear to me—for instance, her.” She’s not the only former flame he’s got kind words for either. “I wish [Britney Spears] the best—that goes without saying. We haven’t spoken in 9 or 10 years.” He even blames their break-up on getting older…rather than her alleged affair with Wade Robson! Class act, this guy.

Timberlake doesn’t just talk about his former ladies and, ironically, the urge to raise a family (“as little as six months ago I wouldn’t have even thought about that, but now it feels like a closer planet orbiting around”). The actor (that’s right, actor!) recalls wild times with male buddies as well “Ryan [Gosling] and I used to steal golf carts and go driving in the middle of the park to get milk shakes [while filming MMC], and we never got in trouble for it. We thought we were big s—.” Though his talk of nudity in Friends With Benefits should soften the blow, JT still sounds like he’s in no rush to get back into music. “I wouldn’t say I’m not going to put out another [record]. I would say that would be a bad bet, if you were betting. But I could see myself only doing one more big tour.” Yes, but when? When?

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Gwyneth Paltrow Won’t Be Performing At Matthew Morrison’s Shows

Matthew Morrison‘s music career is going full speed ahead with a number of upcoming shows lined up. And even though she think’s the Glee star is like her “little brother”, Matt’s show’s won’t feature Gwyneth Paltrow. So much for being friends! Rumor had it that GP was scheduled to open some of Matthew’s shows but she’s unexpectedly pulled out. Does this have anything to do with Gwynnie’s recording deal falling flat?

A source seems to have an explanation offering, “Gwyneth thought it would be bad for her image to go off on a US tour. She pulled out and Matthew has cancelled a number of his gigs. But he is still planning to come to London in June and they have plans to go out to dinner. She’s not ruling out performing with him in the future.” Her spokesperson has confirmed the story stating, “There are no plans for her to tour with Matthew. There were requests for her to perform at a few events but nothing was ever confirmed.” We still don’t get why it would be “bad for her image”. What image?

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