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JenniferHudson-042611.jpg Jennifer Hudson has debuted a bold new look - purple hair. The new hairstyle, debuted by the star's stylist, Cesar Ramirez on his Instagram page, shows off Hudson's new short bowl-cut hair with shaved sides and back. The star also went from black to a shade of lilac.

MatthewMcConaughey-081811.jpg Matthew McConaughey, a longtime fan of the NFL's Washington Redskins, says that he doesn't think that the team should be forced to change its name. Speaking with GQ, he notes that the controversy over the name is rather recent. "What interests me is how quickly it got pushed into the social consciousness. We were all fine with it since the 1930s . . ."

JessieJ-061311.jpg Jessie J is taking the time to give back by donating her clothing to London-based pop-up shop Little Shwop of Horrors. All proceeds will go to Oxfam. The project is part of Oxfam's Plan A program which aims to give clothes an afterlife of their own. The shop, located at Marble Arch in London, will be the perfect stop-off for anyone in need of a last-minute Halloween costume.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown and Jodeci will be performing at the Soul Train Awards next month. Brown will open the show and leads the pack in nominations with seven, including those for Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Song of the Year (for "Loyal"), and Video of the Year {for "New Flame").

DaveGrohl-060211.jpg The Foo Fighters turned down the chance to headline this year's Isle of Wight Festival. Promoter John Giddings tweeted the news after a fan demanded on Twitter that Giddings "have to get Foo Fighters to headline . . . Especially after their amazing new song and with an album out soon!" Giddings replied, "I wish I could they said no - sorry."

JenniferLopez-010412.jpg Jennifer Lopez might be the next diva to set up shop in Las Vegas, as she is reportedly nearing a multi-million-dollar deal for her first residency. According to TMZ, which obtained details of the contract, Lopez is being offered $350,000 per show to perform at The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the same venue Britney Spears and her "Piece of Me" residency calls home.

BrantleyGilbert-112511.jpg Brantley Gilbert has announced that he has gotten engaged. The country singer broke the news on the Bobby Bones Show on Tuesday morning. He says he's known the girl for a long time now. "I met this little girl 10 years ago. You'll hear her in most of my songs . . . She was the one who got away for about five years. I can honestly say I've never been happier."

RedHotChiliPeppers-050410.jpg The Red Hot Chili Peppers look to be heading in a new direction, saying that their next album will be "super danceable." Bassist Flea spoke with Rolling Stone, noting that the group is currently in the writing stage. "We've been writing and rehearsing, rolling up our sleeves, getting in the studio and doing it. We're nearly finished writing . . ."

Reba-103009.jpg Reba McEntire has signed with Nash Icon Music, making her the first artist to join the new venture from Big Machine Label Group and Cumulus Media. Reba says she's already cut 11 tracks for her first LP with NIM. "I've got three more to record that I have found. I'm always trying to beat out what I have already, so we just keep looking."

Beatles-102511.jpg The Beatles and Judas Priest are among the classic rock acts to announce releases for the upcoming Black Friday Record Store Day event on November 28. The Fab Four will re-release on seven-inch vinyl the 1964 four-song collection Long Tall Sally, while Priest has planned to issue five bonus songs from the expanded edition of 2014's Redeemer of Souls on ten-inch vinyl.

Annie-102214.jpg Annie Little ("Dexter," "Southland") has been added to the cast of the Showtime drama "Shameless" for season five. She'll pop up in at least two episodes, according to Entertainment Weekly, playing the uptight sister of Bianca (Bojana Novakovic). The Hollywood Reporter writes that Little plays Elizabeth, "who is a bit of a square."

Drake-052311.jpg Drake and iLoveMakonnen have released the music video for "Tuesday," the latest single from the latter artist. In the vid, ILM and Drizzy hit the club for a night of dancing with the ladies. The club footage is interspersed with clips of ordinary folks doing ordinary deeds like making breakfast, folding laundry, playing basketball, and relaxing with the fam.

Natalie-102214.jpg Natalie Dormer ("Game of Thrones") has signed on to "The Forest," the upcoming supernatural thriller from first time feature length director Jason Zada. The plot is set in the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mt. Fuji, where a young American woman goes in search of her missing twin sister. When she wanders off the path, she is met by the undead.

Aerosmith-01192010.jpg Aerosmith fronter Steven Tyler says that without AA he would have been just another victim of substance abuse. Speaking with Billboard, Tyler shined a light on some of his darker moments. "I'm telling you all my truth. I am a drug addict and alcoholic, and fighting it every day. I had it all; I didn't care. I hurt my family and my children and my friends," he said.

ellayelich-101013.jpg Lorde is joined by Miguel and The Chemical Brothers for "This Is Not a Game," a cut from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt. 1 soundtrack. "Electric and dark, the tune seems perfectly posed to set the mood for the particularly angsty third installment of the hit franchise," writes Billboard of the latest release from the Lorde curated OST.