by (@JordanRuntagh)

Red Carpet Sizzle: The Skimpiest Outfits At The 2014 BET Honors

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It was pretty cold over the weekend, but the dress Mariah Carey wore to the 2014 BET Honors helped heat things up! The diva performed a sizzling number perched on top of a grand piano, decked out in a plunging barely-there gown that seemed dangerously close to a “wardrobe malfunction” at all times. It wouldn’t be her first onstage flash, but Mimi managed to perform the song and look ridiculously stunning all at once. What a pro!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Watch Your Mouth! The 10 Biggest Lip Syncing Scandals In Music History

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It’s a lot of pressure for an artist to deliver pitch perfect vocal performances for big budget live broadcasts. There’s a lot that can go wrong, so it makes sense that they’d want to hedge their bets with a pre-recorded version…just to be on the safe side. Unfortunately, sometimes this purely practical decision comes back to haunt them in a big way! Occasionally it becomes an amusing footnote to their career (sorry, Ashlee Simpson), while other times it completely destroys it. Read on for 10 of the biggest upsets caused by lip syncing!

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Jennifer Hudson, Nelly And More Celebs ‘Ain’t 2 Proud’ To Sing Some TLC Karaoke

After weeks of anticipation, teases and a week of T-Boz and Chilli mania, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story finally premieres tonight at 9/8C! And it looks like we’re not the only ones excited. Some of TLC‘s real-life celeb pals have been sharing their favorite songs from the trio for weeks. Jennifer Hudson, Nelly, Lil Mama and the rest of the movie cast couldn’t help but get straight up karaoke with it when we asked. Read more…

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J. Cole And Surprise Guest Jennifer Hudson Team Up On “Crooked Smile”

Finally, the most talked about moment from the 2013 Do Something! Awards is available for you to watch over and over again! Of course, there were a bevy of highlights during VH1’s annual awards show that aired back on July 31, but none that caused the kind of social media uproar as when surprise guest Jennifer Hudson teamed up with hip-hop’s newest superstar, J. Cole, for a moving performance of Cole’s anthem of empowerment, “Crooked Smile.”

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by (@SamSpokenWord)

Friday Face-Off Philanthropy Edition: Jennifer Hudson Vs. LL Cool J

The VH1 2013 Do Something! Awards happened Wednesday and there was a whole lot of love going around. We honored 5 special celebrities for their amazing social change leadership, including the fantabulous Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J. Take a look at Jennifer’s “No One Gonna Love You” and LL Cool J’s “I Need Love” and see which philanthropic artist not only has an awesome heart, but an awesome music video. Read more…

by (@emilyexton)

Dreamgirls Will Never Leave You, But Are Beyoncé And Jennifer Hudson Performing At The Academy Awards? Maybe!

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We thought we were lucky simply by having a chance to watch the superwoman that is Adele return to the stage, trading high-fives with 007 and making other nominees cringe at their own acceptance speeches. The Academy Awards is typically Hollywood’s night, showering films and their respective performers with love and a 360 GlamCam, but more recently, music has been finding a way in to the big show more and more.

Part of that trend is the Academy’s planned tribute to the movie musical (amazing, amazing idea) which will take place at this year’s show on Sunday, February 24 (ugh, not soon enough!). Despite the rich canon of excellent examples–do everyone a favor and rid your mind of Nine and Rent–the focus will fall largely on recent screen adaptations. So don’t expect Hugh Jackman to launch into “Trouble,” although I am willing to lend this idea to a casting record for a price to be determined later.

Films like Chicago and Dreamgirls will be featured in the tribute, as well as one of this year’s big contenders, Les Misérables. The former arguably brought the genre–barreling–into the 21st century, while Dreamgirls put Beyoncé on the big screen and made us forget Jennifer Hudson was an American Idol reject–still hard to believe after this. Yes, Harold Hill may have to wait, but if you’ve dreamed a dream that Wolverine and Queen Bey might one day share the stage, you could be in luck.

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Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson and Alicia Keys Put On A Show For Barack Obama

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Yesterday was indeed a day to celebrate American political traditions and tremendous achievements in civil rights, but there were also plenty of fashions to covet and musical performances to look forward to in between the peaceful transfer of power. Capping off a long week of celebrity events in support of Barack Obama‘s second term, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson and James Taylor had the honor of performing during the official inauguration ceremony, live from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. Taylor kicked things off with “America the Beautiful,” defending the right to wear fleece in public (and later providing astute political analysis for NBC), while Kelly dazzled and impressed the likes of Senator Chuck Schumer with her powerful version of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee.”

“Wow” is right! Season 12 American Idol hopefuls take note: the AI OG remains the gold standard.

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