Rihanna has released the second installment of her ANTIdiaRy video series—a new partnership with electronics manufacturer Samsung—which takes viewers on a journey through the star's life. "There's more than meets the eye. The next #ANTIdiaRY room is now open," she wrote on Twitter. In the first episode, Rih unlocked the first bedroom.
M83 will appear at the NOS Alive 2016 Festival. The band is the first to be announced for the festival's 10th anniversary. NOS Alive, formerly known as Optimus Alive, has previously hosted Arctic Monkeys, The Libertines, Foals, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Beastie Boys and more.
Chris Brown has released a surprise mixtape, Before the Party, ahead of the release of his latest full length album, Royalty. The 34 track mixtape features a host of collabs from the likes of Rihanna, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Tyga, Fetty Wap, Pusha T, French Montana and Kelly Rowland.
Slayer's Kerry King has opened up about the terror attacks in Paris, specifically about the attacks at concert hall Le Bataclan that left 90 dead, saying that he is surprised it took this long to happen. "I am suprised that it took the terrorists this long to target a rock concert. Because they hate rock music," King told Belgian website gva.be.
Britney Spears is the latest celeb to tribute Adele's new single "Hello," posting video of herself dancing to the song and writing, "I could dance to this song a MILLION times . . . Love you Adele!" The video, which features a grainy black and white look, sees Spears doing several ballet spins in a room. In an NPR interview last week, Adele called Spears "the queen."
Metallica's James Hetfield says that the overall failure of the band's 2013 film Through the Never was a bittersweet experience. "It's very bittersweet, the whole movie bit," Hetfield told fanzine So What!.
Kellie Pickler has released "My Christmas Caroline" her new holiday single in which she sings the praises of her home state North Carolina. The song, written with her husband, Kyle Jacobs, sees her pining for her hometown. "Tonight I'm thinking about the mountains / Snow falling on the pines / Oh I feel so far away from / My Christmas Caroline," Pickler sings.
Comedians Chelsea Peretti and Jordan Peele have gotten engaged, the pair announced via Twitter. "My fiancé (lololol) Jordan Peele proposed to me last night during the family talent show lolol," Peretti tweeted, with Peele responding with a diamond ring emoji. The couple got a lot of congratulations and encouragement from famous friends, including Mindy Kaling.
Returning Journey drummer Steve Smith says that he is excited to be back playing with the band again. "I am excited to revisit a role that was a formative part of my career, performing music that has touched many people for more than 30 years," Smith said on Facebook.
Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have released a pair of Black Friday cuts to Soundcloud. K-Dot dropped his remix of Cole's 2014 cut "A Tale of 2 Citiez," while Cole dropped his remix of Lamar's "Alright." Lamar's verse sees him lending his support to Kanye West for president. "Play with him, you're better off voting for Donald Trump / I'm yelling Mr. Kanye West . . ."
For all those fathers to be out there, Jana Kramer has some advice for you. She says all you need is a little patience. "I like to read things and I like to hear other people's stories, so it's fun to kind of share my stories as well," she tells Taste of Country Nights. "Just be patient and try not to be stressed," Kramer adds. "Just have faith."
Boston's Tom Scholz has lost a pair of defamation lawsuits against both the Boston Herald and Micki Delp, the widow of the band's former singer Brad Delp, who killed himself in 2007.
Miranda Lambert says that she has come to terms with everything that has happened in the wake of her divorce from Blake Shelton. "Marriage is a tough business, and we gave it our best college try," she tells Cosmopolitan.
Rick Ross has dropped "Crocodile Python" a cut from his upcoming eighth studio album, Black Market. The song sees Rozay rapping about his legal woes, remarking at one point that he's considered emigrating. "Renounce my citizenship and move to Singapore," he spits, later asking, "Why they want to stick me for my paper? They want the deeds to my fruits of labor."
Ellie Goulding guested on the Late Late Show with James Corden on which she and the host served up eight different versions of her hit "Love Me Like You Do?" The rendition, according to USA Today, spans "eight genres in less than four minutes and, at one point, even taking us to church with a Southern Baptist, down-by-the-riverside rendition."