Mariah Carey invited the cast and crew of the Today show into her New York penthouse to show off her luxurious digs and did a sit down interview with host Tamron Hall. The chat went down in Mimi's so-called Pink Room, which she said is mostly for show: "Nobody's ever really in here. It's really for things [like] archived photographs . . . personal items in here . . ."
Marsha Ambrosius has released the music video for "Without You" featuring Ne-Yo. The vid features Marsha reflecting on her painful past - in particular an episode as a young girl involving sexual assault by an older man. Ne plays her boyfriend in the video who rushes to her side to console her and ease her pain.
R. Kelly has released the video for his latest single, "Cookie." The vid kicks off at Kel's mansion, where a woman dressed in a sexy French maid costume shows another, newer maid around while explaining the details of her job. "He likes his breakfast on time at seven o'clock," she says of their boss, Kelly.
Beyoncé has announced a seven-date U.K. leg to her Mrs. Carter Show tour for February and March. The tour begins February 20 at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena and wraps with four dates (February 28 and March 1, 2, 4) at London's O2 Arena. Between those dates, Bey plays Birmingham's LG Arena (March 23) and Manchester Arena (March 25).
Kelly Rowland and Nicki Minaj went to Jay Z's show in Los Angeles on Monday night. Wearing a blue chambray shirt and black leather pants with a bright red Chanel purse, Rowland appeared relaxed and happy next to her new fiancé, manager Tim Witherspoon. Her new engagement ring was carefully hidden from photographers during the show.
Rita Ora has suggested recently that she and Prince have been collabing lately, leading to speculation that the two have a song together on Rita's upcoming album. Speaking with the Mirror, Ora said that the pair had "definitely done some music together." She added that she has recorded a track with No Doubt's Gwen Stefani.
Robin Thicke teamed up with Will Ferrell's Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy, for a cover of the Christopher Cross cut, "Ride Like the Wind." The song will appear on the soundtrack to the film Anchorman 2: the Legend Continues.
Rob Stringer, head of Columbia Records, says that Beyonce will "obviously" put out a new album in 2014. Speaking with Hits Daily Double, Stringer dished on the diskery's plans for the new year: "At the beginning of next year we've got Broken Bells and Bruce Springsteen. Then we've got Lea Michele from Glee coming," he began.
Alicia Keys and John Legend, currently touring together on the former's "Set the World on Fire" trek, recently teamed up for a rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song" in honor of Nelson Mandela. The duet came during a stop in Australia's Yarra Valley: "We wanted to do something special for you in honor of the great Nelson Mandela," said Alicia.
Kendrick Lamar has previewed a new cut in a Beats by Dr. Dre headphones spot. The commersh sees K-dot hitting the studio early in the morning for an unsuccessful recording session. He and Dre agree that the session has stunk, and both go their separate ways, while listening to the tune on the Beats Pill XL speaker.
T.I., Tameka "Tiny" Harris and their six kids will lend their voices to the upcoming hour-long animated special, T.I. and Tiny: Holiday Hustle Special. The plot centers on Tip and crew who get word that Santa has disappeared. They head north where Tiny takes charge of the toy-making operations, while T.I. looks for the big man.
Robin Thicke was among the performers to take the stage during the Grammys live nominations concert at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend. Thicke, who's been nominated for three statues this year, performed "Blurred Lines." His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke were waiting backstage to congratulate him on his nods.
R. Kelly is one celeb who's in the corner of troubled R&B star, Chris Brown. In an interview with G2, Kellz compared Breezy to Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King among others: "He got knocked down a little bit and he climbed up. You know, that sounds like Ali to me. That sounds like Martin Luther King to me."
Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin joined the Obama family to help throw the switch on the U.S. national Christmas tree in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. Mimi introduced her daughter Monroe to the President while remarking that it is an "honor to kick off the holiday season with the First Family."
Katherine Jackson, mother of the late Michael Jackson, is unsatisfied with the verdict in the recently concluded wrongful death trial against AEG - now she's looking to take the concert promoter back to court.
She filed court documents this week citing jury misconduct, new evidence, and general procedural errors as the reason for re-trial, according to TMZ.