Lorde will release "Yellow Flicker Beat," a cut from the Hunger Games OST, and her first new music since last year's Pure Heroine. The cut was recorded by Paul Epworth (Adele, Coldplay) at New Jersey's Lakehouse Recording Studios at the recommendation of Bruce Springsteen, according to NME.
Jessie J has released "Burnin' Up," a single from her upcoming third studio record, Sweet Talker, featuring a guest verse from 2 Chainz. The cut, featuring production by Max Martin, features Jess pleading with her man. "Walkin' through the fire / Please don't let me go / Take me to the river / I need you to know / I'm burnin' up."
Stevie Nicks has released the official lyric video for "24 Karat Gold," the title track from her upcoming album. The cut is the third lifted from the LP, which is due October 7. The songs in the solo effort were written by Nicks between 1969 and 1995, and produced by Nicks, Dave Stewart (the Eurhythmics) and Waddy Wachtel.
Common brought out Kanye West during the AAHH! Fest in Chicago on Sunday, September 20. The pair performed "Get Em High" together, before Ye ripped into a 40-minute set that included his hits "Jesus Walks," "Touch the Sky" and "Power." He also did renditions of "Gold Digger" and "All Falls Down" to "Bound 2" and "Clique."
Alice Cooper has opened a vintage clothing store that sells items from his own collection. According to the Arizona Republic, the shop, Alice's Attic, was opened next to Alice's Rock Teen Center, a "sanctuary for troubled teens." "I have always been a thrift store guy," Cooper told the mag.
Paula Deen returned to the set of "Today," 15 months after she left the show in tears. Following a lawsuit alleging sexual and racial discrimination, Deen sat down with Matt Lauer for a tear stricken interview. Shortly thereafter, she was dumped by Food Network and lost several sponsorships. Returning to "Today," Deen had trouble watching the footage from her former appearance.
Jada Pinkett Smith has confirmed that she's joined the cast of the "Magic Mike" sequel, adding that she has no plans to take off her clothes. Speaking on "The Queen Latifah Show," she gave fans a look into the casting process of the film. "Yes, you know, Channing and Gregory and Warner Bros. really took a chance," she began. "There was a character written for a male . . ."
Mary J. Blige has released "Whole Damn Year," the latest single from her upcoming album, The London Sessions. The stripped down cut features Blige revisiting a messy split. "It took a whole damn year to repair my body / It's been a bad five years / Gone take a long, long year for me to trust somebody," she croons. Mary headed to London for her new LP.
Fergie has released the single cover art for her upcoming track "L.A. Love (La La)." The pic shows a woman's hands making the L.A. sign with the words "Smile Now, Cry Later" tattooed on one. The cut, produced by DJ Mustard, is scheduled for release on September 29. Fergie teased the release, telling her fans to submit pics of themselves "doing things L.A.-style."
Charlie Sheen may be planning a return to "Two and a Half Men," the show from which he was fired in 2011. Speaking with TV Guide, Sheen said that he had "reached out" to the producers "and they've reached back." "We're trying to figure out what makes the most sense. If they figure it out like I've presented it to them and they want to include me in some final send-off, I'm available . . ."
Randy Travis popped up at the Four Rivers Outreach Banquet at the North Texas Regional Airport last week, where he was seen walking with a cane, following his recent health problems. "Every day we go to speech therapy and physical therapy and occupational therapy," said Travis' fiancée Mary Davis.
Rihanna is reportedly the latest celeb to be targeted by hackers leaking nude photos. According to TMZ, the pics were snapped during a clothes fitting and then posted to the website 4Chan. One of the photos, writes TMZ, shows a "censored version of her breasts," while another shows "bare ass and slight nipple." Rih has not responded to the leak.
Chris Brown strapped on his basketball shoes and suited up for the Power 106 Celebrity All-Star Game over the weekend at the University of Southern California's Galen Center. Breezy was cheered on at the game by his on-again/off-again girlfriend Karruche Chan.
The Black Keys covered the Edwyn Collins song "A Girl Like You" during a hometown gig in Columbus, Ohio earlier this month. Collins himself noticed the tribute and hit Twitter to thank the Keys for their rendition. "Beautiful, super & great, fact!!!@@!!!!!!!-Edwyn," he wrote on the site. Collins released the cut on his 1994 album Gorgeous George.
"The Lion King" musical, which has run on Broadway since 1997, is the highest-grossing in box office history. A rep for Disney told Reuters that the musical has pulled in over $6.2 billion since its debut. "It is the highest-grossing total in box office history," a spokesman told Reuters. "The $6.2 billion figure is just the box office of the stage musical."