Let the fun begin! The Grammy Awards are well known for organizing surprise collaborations between huge artists in the music industry, and this year is no exception. Madonna and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will be taking the stage together at the Staples Center in L.A. for the 2014 Grammys, sources confirm to Us Weekly .
Madonna, 55, and 30-year-old Ben Haggerty — who goes by the name Macklemore alongside his producer Lewis, 25 — will be performing the rap duo’s 2013 hit “Same Love.” ( Us previously reported the Queen of Pop and gay icon would be providing guest vocals for one of the evening’s nominees. Her appearance was officially confirmed Friday.) “Same Love” is an anthem for LGBT equality and same sex marriage.
This has been a hugely successful year for the old friends, who won for both Favorite Rap/Hip-Hip Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hip Album at the 2013 American Music Awards last November. At the Grammys on Jan. 25, they are up for seven nominations — including Album of the Year for The Heist , Song of the Year for “Same Love,” and Best New Artist.
Khloé Kardashian stunned in Sin City.
The 29-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star was all smiles as she made an appearance at Kardashian Khaos inside of the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, dazzling in a striped “Krop top” and high-waist skirt.
Khloé also showed off her updated hair color at the event, revealing even lighter ombre locks.
The public appearance marked one of Khloé’s first since filing for divorce in December from hubby Lamar Odom , which she said on this season’s premiere of Keeping Up With the Kardashians , caused her to avoid people.
It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian is a fan of wearing sheer stylish clothing.
So it’s no surprise that the chic E! star stepped out on Friday, Jan. 24 in Los Angeles in one of her trademark signature styles.
The 33-year-old showed off her enviable curves in a black see-through mesh long-sleeve top and a matching above-the-knee fitted skirt. Kim completed the look with natural makeup, nude strappy heels and wore her sleek hair down with a side part.
The same day, the proud mama shared an adorable photo of her daughter North West with cousin Penelope Disick on Instagram .
“BFFs!” was the simple caption accompanying the pic of the two precious girls.
No one is more prepared for the 2014 Grammy Awards than host LL Cool J . The rapper-turned-actor was also the host of last year’s show, and he spoke with Us Weekly about preparing for the Jan. 26 ceremony at the LL Cool J and Hennessy-hosted pre-Grammy dinner on Jan. 25 at The Bazaar at SLS Hotel in West Hollywood.
“Just being a part of it is great,” he told Us. “I mean, winning is always going to be the best. I mean, nothing tops winning! But it’s always fun being involved and it’s fun hosting. This is a good time.”
The 46-year-old host also spoke about troubled teen Justin Bieber , who was recently arrested for drag racing while under the influence in Miami.
“At the end of the day, I mean, he’s 19 years old,” LL Cool J said in defense of the “Boyfriend” singer. “So, you gotta cut the guy some slack you know, he’s not like a 35-year-old with penny loafers and khaki’s on and you know, dropping his kids off at school and drag racing in a Lambo — that would be a little different! But I think we just gotta remember what we were doing at 19.”
The NCIS star believes that with the proper support, Bieber will be able to get back on track.
“Just be merciful, and hopefully he’ll learn from his mistakes,” he continued. “I am not one to really pounce on people. I’m all for justice, don’t get me wrong, but I am not one to pounce on people.”
Actress Jennifer Connelly covers the February 2014 issue of Allure magazine. Jennifer’s wearing a silk blouse by Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino silk cotton pants on the cover photographed by Carter Smith. In the interview, Jennifer talks about her new film, Shelter , which is written and directed by her husband Paul Bettany. She also talks about what matters to her and reveals her favorite workout.
On Working With Her Husband in Shelter : “One couldn’t feel more safe as an actor than knowing that the director’s your husband. It’s like, Oh, if I really make a fool of myself, I can just say, ‘Honey, can you please not put that in the movie?'”
On What Matters to Her : “The thing that really matters to me is well-being and happiness. Maybe it comes from knowing people who have tortured themselves trying to meet these strangely narrow and rigorous definitions of what our culture thinks is beautiful.”
On Her Favorite Workout : “Running is my favorite workout. I tried doing jumping lunges for a while. That was dreadful.”
Here’s the first pic of Annie Idibia since she gave birth to her second child about 3weeks ago..getting ready to hit the town with her bestie, Mary Koko. And check out her Guiseppe Zanotti sandals.
BadGal Riri wore this stunning lemon yellow dress with plunging neckline and thigh high slit to the pre-Grammy Gala that held yesterday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. You like?
Rihanna is nominated in two categories at the Grammys; Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Stay with Mikky Ekko and Best Urban Contemporary Album for her album ‘Unapologetic’. The Grammys will hold tomorrow January 26th in LA.
Singer Waje and her 14 year old daughter Emerald
Justin Bieber has surfaced in Panama.
The pop star, who was briefly in Cuba earlier this week before getting busted for DUI in Miami , was spotted walking along the beach in Panama on Saturday, accompanied by an entourage that appeared to include Chantel Jeffries , the model with whom Bieber was hanging shortly before his arrest .
Bieber, shirtless, appeared relaxed and carefree, at one point reportedly riding a jet ski.
Fans descended on the scene, with one Instagram user posting footage of The Biebs tossing around a football.
Jonah Hill opened his “SNL” monologue about being an Oscar-nominated actor, but was interrupted by audience members, asking about working with Leonardo DiCaprio .
After fielding question from the audience about DiCaprio — and insulting the star’s acting abilities — DiCaprio himself surprised an embarrassed Hill onstage.
DiCaprio said, “I have a question: What the hell are you doing?”
Hill then hilariously tried to backtrack and praised DiCaprio for how handsome, charitable and talented he is.
And there’s more, including a hysterical Titanic reference.