Robin Thicke, One Direction, Ariana Grande, newsman Larry King, Bret Michaels and Enrique Iglesias have given Jason DeRulo a little star support by lip syncing their way through his new hit Talk Dirty for a viral music video. DeRulo also appears in the video, as does his girlfriend Jordin Sparks.
"I love him, and I respect him dearly. But we don't see each other that much. You know, he knows if he ever needed me, I'd be the first one there, and vice versa." Singer Enrique Iglesias admits he is not close to his father Julio Iglesias, but they are not estranged.
"I'm not against marriage, not at all... But when you've been with someone for such a long time, I don't think it's going to bring us closer together. I don't think it's going to... make us any happier." Pop star Enrique Iglesias is adamant he will never wed his longterm partner, former tennis champ Anna Kournikova.
"He's under a microscope, he got caught. He's smoking weed - is that a big deal? He's 19. It's a mistake you make as a teenager." Singer Enrique Iglesias is not bothered by Justin Bieber's recent legal troubles.
Enrique Iglesias' girlfriend Anna Kournikova gave the singer the go-ahead to cavort with semi-naked women in the video for his saucy new single. The Spanish star is seen partying with girls in their underwear in the promo for new track I'm a Freak, and in one saucy scene, he is filmed stroking and slapping a female extra's buttocks.
However, Iglesias insists his long-term partner, tennis star/model Kournikova, loves the video and gave him the green light to dance with scantily-clad girls.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "My girlfriend doesn't normally come to shoots, but she judges the video saying what she does and doesn't like. She loves this video and it's because she knows me and she knows if it's fun and it feels real, then it's right. She will be the first one to say, 'No, that feels forced'."
The Hero singer goes on to insist he did not set out to shock fans by filming a deliberately provocative promo, adding, "I think it's OK to be sexual as long as it's honest. People know if it's honest or not. It really isn't about the 'wow' factor or trying to shock.
"There is a song where I sing 'Tonight I wanna f**k you' and it's so raw and opposite to a song like Hero.
"There is a lot of honesty to that and I think it comes down to how comfortable you feel singing that and I feel very comfortable singing it. It's one of my favourite songs."
Enrique Iglesias was shocked to discover a semi-naked female fan in the grounds of his home last month (Jan14) after she swam up to the property and climbed over the sea wall. The singer was at home with his longtime girlfriend Anna Kournikova when he found the woman wandering around the grounds of his mansion in Miami, Florida clad in nothing but her underwear.
Iglesias called his security team to remove the woman, who had approached the property through dangerous waters, but the singer took pity on her and Kournikova even offered some clothes to keep her warm.
The pop star tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "She climbed up a sea wall and I woke up and saw her wandering around. I was like, 'What is this?' You can only get to my place by water and it can be dangerous. Security grabbed her and wanted to know if I would press charges but I would never do that. The first thing I did was go and see if she was OK. I went to the guard house and she was soaking wet - it was a cold day. I was shocked that she had taken the risk.
"My girlfriend was nice enough to give her some clothes and we took her back to her hotel room and made sure she was OK. My girlfriend is very sweet when it comes down to things like that."
Singer Romeo Santos is set for an extra special night at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards after landing 17 nominations in 14 categories on Wednesday (05Feb14). The Odio hitmaker is up for Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Tropical Albums Artist of the Year and Producer of the Year, among other top awards, for tracks released from his upcoming album Formula Vol. 2.
Meanwhile, Prince Royce has landed 16 mentions and Marc Anthony picks up 15. All three stars will compete for the Artist of the Year title alongside the late Jenni Rivera, who is up for eight awards.
Daddy Yankee and Enrique Iglesias are nominated for seven trophies and Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandez and La Arrolladora Banda El Limon De Rene Camacho are both nominated for six.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards will take place in Florida in April (14).
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There is something about The Nut Job that will appeal to the old school cartoon lover — the Bugs Bunny aficionado who revels in the ne'er-do-well antics of scrappy anti-heroes, who appreciates the comic sensibilities of bumbling crooks, who likes watching woodland creatures and doofy humans get konked in the head time after time after time. But where Bugs Bunny cartoons always succeeded was in their wit, a department in which The Nut Job is severely lacking. Just under an hour and a half long, The Nut Job has a minute's worth of genuine laughs, favoring the ostensible charms of goofiness over actual funniness.
Usually, when a children's cartoon lacks good humor, it makes up for it (or tries to) with warmth. Here, The Nut Job is also lacking... not entirely devoid, but lacking. The story follows the lazily, albeit appropriately, named Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett, affecting an occasional New York accent to drill home that his character is a jag), who is a self-serving survivalist who hordes as many nuts as he can find for his own safekeeping without concern for his fellow park-dwelling animals — all of whom subscribe to a strange socialistic society led by a solemn raccoon (Liam Neeson). The only animals who sympathize with Surly are his mute pal Buddy, a rat, and his diplomatic fellow squirrel Andie (Katherine Heigl), the latter of whom endures a constant battle to convince Surly to employ his superior food heist skills to help the other rodents. But he won't... and we're never quite sure why.
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On the one hand, it could be that he's just a Darwinian individualist. On the other, he drops lines disparaging the aforementioned raccoon for never accepting him, and laments his banishment from the parkgrounds after an unfortunate incident with an inflamed tree. There isn't much work done with the Surly character, so there isn't much of a payoff for his inevitable emotional turnaround. We don't quite understand if he wants to be accepted for who he is, welcomed lovingly into the park community, or adorned with the kind of praise that thick-headed hero squirrel Grayson (Brendan Fraser, giving the funniest performance in the film as a cocky but affectionate dolt) regularly receives.
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When it comes to films directed at young kids, there's usually the hope that there will be something learned, or some semblance of an emotional lesson carried forth. You can pick from the usual grab bag to piece together whatever it is that The Nut Job wants you to feel: accept other people, it's better to help others than help yourself, friendship is important, never trust a raccoon. But more than any of these, the primary takeaway is screwball cartoon mania that you don't often get to see in Disney, or even DreamWorks. And yes, it'll remind you of Loony Tunes in function, but you'll wonder then just why you aren't laughing.
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Brazilian singer/songwriter Nelson Ned has died, aged 66. The diminutive crooner passed away at a hospital in Sao Paolo, Brazil on Sunday (05Jan14) after suffering complications from a bout of pneumonia.
Ned, who was known as the Little Giant of Song due to his short stature, rose to fame in his native Brazil in the 1970s and later became a favourite in countries such as Mexico and Argentina.
He enjoyed hits with songs including popular 1974 anthem Happy Birthday My Darling, which helped him become the first Latin artist to sell a million records in the U.S., and he performed with stars such as Julio Iglesias and Tony Bennett throughout his career.
The singer suffered a number of health problems in recent years, with reports suggesting he had been battling diabetes and the early stages of Alzheimer's disease in the last few years of his life.
Rick Diamond/GettyFrom the Latin lothario's latest collaboration with Mr. Worldwide to the newest tale of heartbreak from the Philadelphia singer-songwriter, here's a look at five of the best tracks to have been unveiled over the past seven days.Lea Michele – "Battlefield"Just a few weeks after unveiling her debut single, "Cannonball," Lea Michele delivers another powerhouse epic which suggests she'll have little trouble making the transition from Glee's leading lady to convincing pop star.Christina Perri – "I Believe"Not to be outdone in the dramatic piano ballad stakes, Christina Perri also premiered a second taster from her new album this week, suggesting Head or Heart will be just as emotionally-charged as 2011's Lovestrong.Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull – "Freak"Incredibly the sixth single to be taken from his forthcoming tenth studio album, Enrique once again teams up with Mr. Worldwide for another suggestive EDM-lite party anthem which is thankfully more melodic and less aggressive than his recent club bangers.Broods – "Never Gonna Change"Following in the footsteps of Lorde, Auckland duo Broods team up with "Royals" producer Joel Little for a similarly spacious second single which suggests that New Zealand is becoming the hotbed of bittersweet synth-pop.SBTRKT - "Running"Three years after releasing his stunning debut, masked warrior SBTRKT has this week unveiled one of its outtakes, a short-but-sweet slice of future-garage featuring the gorgeously yearning tones of regular cohort Jessie Ware.