Rapper Iggy Azalea has placed the blame on pal Jennifer Lopez for predicting she would fall while performing on stage one day. The Australian rapper was performing her hit Fancy at a MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert on Friday night (22Aug14) when she took a tumble, but walked away unscathed.
Before performing for the main show on Sunday (24Aug14), Azalea told Entertainment Tonight that her friend Lopez is the real reason she fell off stage.
She explained, "We did a show together... and my microphone wasn't switched on. And I said, 'At least I didn't fall over. And she said, 'It'll happen to you one day.'
"I invited her to watch that show, and I fell off the stage. I was like, 'You're bad luck!'"
Azalea not only managed to stay onstage while performing Black Widow with Rita Ora at the main prizegiving, she also walked away with a trophy for Best Pop Video for Problem, her collaboration with Ariana Grande.
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Singer Taylor Swift hit the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th and the only word to describe it: Flawless. She performed her new song “Shake It Off” for the first time from her upcoming album “1989” and it was one of our favorite highlights of the entire night.
It was not only insanely entertaining, but she also added some humor and kept the audience wanting more. Supported by a massive amount of talented male dancers, she showed off her dance moves and belted it out to all the “haters” that influenced this song. Even her metallic outfit was on point. Everyone knows that shimmying and fringe go together like us and fangirling. It's just so natural. And we can’t forget about her matching “1989” microphone:
This is hands down our favorite performance of hers and we can literally watch it all day. Our only complaint is that it wasn't long enough! Taylor has grown into an amazing performer and we love being able to watch her grow with each VMA performance that she does. We've been a fan of this girl ever since the "Teardrops On My Guitar" era and are so happy that she is finally getting all the appreciation and recognition that she deserves. Taylor works her butt off and we can't wait to see what she has in store for this upcoming year. Make sure you preorder her album here!
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"#Aaliyah there's not a day that goes by that me @Timbaland @Ginuwine Magoo don't think of u. Your (sic) a 1 in a Million! #original". Rapper Missy Elliott honours her late friend and collaborator, tragic R&B singer Aaliyah, on the 13th anniversary of her death.
Actor Matt Damon poured toilet water over himself for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Bourne Identity star was challenged by his best friend Ben Affleck to complete the task to raise funds for the ALS Association, but Damon faced a difficult decision over whether to go through with the challenge as he is the co-founder of a water charity.
Damon's Water.org organisation provides aid to developing countries to give more people access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and the actor feared he would be promoting waste by soaking himself.
In a video posted on YouTube.com on Monday (25Aug14), Damon explains his dilemma, saying, "It posed kind of a problem for me. Not only because there is a drought here in California, but because I co-founded Water.org and we envision a day when everyone has access to a clean drink of water and there are about 800 million people in the world he don’t. So dumping a clean bucket of water on my head seemed a little crazy.
"We also want to bring adequate sanitation for the 2.4 billion people on planet Earth who don't have it, so I thought a good thing to do was to kind of tie those things together and take toilet water - this is truly toilet water. I've been collecting it from various toilets around the house... Now for those of you like my wife who think this is truly disgusting, keep in mind that our water in our toilets in the west is actually cleaner than the water that most people in the developing world have access to. So as disgusting as this may seem, hopefully it will highlight the fact that this is a big problem and together we can do something about it."
Damon then doused himself in the ice cold toilet water, and nominated his "favourite actor" George Clooney, his "favourite musician" Bono, and "the greatest quarterback of all time", American footballer Tom Brady.
Pop star Nick Jonas channelled his feelings of anger into the lyrics of his new song Jealous after catching another man ogling his sexy girlfriend Olivia Culpo's backside. The singer/actor reveals he initially wanted to confront the former Miss Universe's unwanted admirer when the incident occurred earlier this year (14), but he came to his senses and decided instead to vent his frustration by picking up a pen and paper.
Jonas tells Eonline.com, "I saw someone looking at her a** when we were out one night. It really upset me.
"The next day I went into the studio and wrote the song. So I got something good out of the experience even though in the moment it was frustrating."
He adds, "I was also in the middle of shooting (upcoming TV drama) Kingdom where I play an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter, so I was all pumped up on testosterone feeling like I could beat someone up. Thankfully, I didn't."
Jonas has since recruited beauty queen Culpo to appear alongside him in the video for the new track, which will premiere next month (Sep14).
Music icon Prince is set to serve up a double treat for fans by releasing two new albums on the same day next month (Sep14).
The Purple Rain hitmaker has unveiled plans to release solo album Art Official Age, the follow up to 2010's 20Ten, and a collaborative project, Plectrum Electrum, with his all female band, 3rdEyeGirl.
A statement from Cameron Strang, Warner Bros Records Chairman and CEO, reads, "Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture. "For the past 35 years, he has never stopped evolving, challenging himself, reinventing his sound, and pushing boundaries. In true Prince fashion, he has just given us not one, but two extraordinary albums that express the incredible range and depth of his talent."
Art Official Age and Plectrum Electrum will hit retailers on 30 September (14).
British pop star Lily Allen issued a public appeal for a new generator after a major power outage ruined her equipment prior to a performance at the Notting Hill Carnival in London on Monday (25Aug14).
The Smile star was due to perform at the event on Monday afternoon, but the street festival was marred by heavy rain and technical problems. Shortly before her set, Allen took to Twitter.com to ask for help after the generator broke down. She writes, "I'm at #nottinghillcarnival... the generator has blown, need a generator quicktime, can anyone come and fix it (sic)? #devd (devastated)."
Other acts due to perform at the carnival include Allen's former producer Mark Ronson and her DJ ex-boyfriend Seb Chew, as well as Chase & Status and Ms. Dynamite.
British pop star Jessie J went through a secret break-up last year (13) as her long-term relationship crumbled.
The Price Tag hitmaker has revealed she was in a relationship which came to an end in 2013, and she chose to keep her heartache private. The singer has poured her emotions into a new song titled You're Lost, I'm Found, and reveals her partner struggled with intimacy issues.
She tells Britain's Event magazine, "Last year I was in a relationship for quite a long time. Not in secret, but I chose for it not to be in public. And I had to leave the relationship because I was doing my best but I wasn't being let in. I've written a song about it called You're Lost, I'm Found. It says, 'I know I'm good enough for you but you won't let me be and one day you'll discover that.' "I wrote all that stuff on my own, very quickly. I really needed to get it all out. It felt amazing."
Earlier this year (14), Jessie J revealed she only dates men now, three years after coming out as bisexual.
BBC bosses have launched an ambitious, day-long hunt for the greatest guitar riff of all time. A list of 100 classic, instantly-recognisable hooks has been compiled by record producers, critics, and staff at BBC Radio 2, and listeners of the station will hear the entire rundown throughout Monday (25Aug14).
Fans have also been voting for their favourites, and the 'winner' will be declared by presenter Zoe Ball at around 5pm London time.
The list features iconic riffs including T Rex's 20th Century Boy, Money by Pink Floyd, Chuck Berry's Johnny B Goode, Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi, and Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie.
Others on the rundown include Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple, and The Kinks' You Really Got Me.
Radio 2 DJ Janice Long, who helped compile the list, says, "I was in agony trying to whittle down my nominations. It was a tough job but I am happy I got to do it."
A campaign to drive Sir Cliff Richard to the top of the U.K. charts has flopped after the song failed to crack the top 40. The music veteran's devotees launched the scheme last week (ends24Aug14) in a bid to support the star as police investigate an allegation of sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s.
However, the plan to get 1992 track I Still Believe In You to number one ended in failure on Sunday (24Aug14) when the track entered the chart at a disappointing number 57.
The single's return to the chart came just a day after Richard was questioned by police over claims a boy under the age of 16 was sexually assaulted in 1985. The star vehemently denies the allegation, calling it "completely false".