Swift Gets Kanye'd Again

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In 2009, Kanye West infamously interrupted Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the VMAs. His allegiance was always for Beyonce, and that hasn't changed. Almost four years later, West clearly hasn't learned anything about bad rants.

In London, he began an eleven minute rant about how Taylor Swift won at the Grammys, saying that she beat our Beyonce, again. But, they weren't even nominated in the same category. Taylor and Beyonce both won a Grammy this year and they weren't competitors.

In 2009, Swift then wrote the song "Innocent" about his interruption. Is there another song about forgiveness on the way, or will the country superstar finally lash out?

JLaw Falls

Her career defining moment was not career defining. Jennifer Lawerence, star of Silver Linings Playbook, has been lucky when it comes to winning awards. Not so much when it comes to accepting them.

Lawerence won the biggest award of the night, the Oscar for the Best Actress in A Leading Role. As she was walking up the steps, JLaw tripped over her dress and stumbled. Laughing it off in good spirits, she joked about it during her acceptance speech. See the fall below:

Stars Who Are Better Off Single

It's Valentine's Day, love is in the air. But for some starts out there, love isn't on the list. A quick rundown of notable celebrities who are better off single anyways:

  • Taylor Swift (Clearly, not so lucky when it comes to love)
  • Britney Spears (Too many meltdowns with boyfriends to keep love straight)
  • Selena Gomez (Of course, the former Disney princess had to be on the list)
  • Justin Bieber (Bieber has a million girls in love with him, he doesn't need another)
  • George Clooney (There's a reason why the man never marries)
  • Johnny Depp (Newly split, Depp should take a break)
  • Rihanna (She may be in a relationship but it won't end well)
  • John Mayer (He seems happy enough now but is at his best when alone)
  • Tiger Woods (Rumors about Lindsey Vonn may throw the golfer off his game, again)
  • Demi Moore (Love may not be in the cards for her)
  • Madonna (Can she ever keep a man?)
Feel free to add many more!

American Idol Reviewed

As an avid American Idol fan, I didn't expect this season to be fantastic. AI has been spiraling downwards for three years now, and I was worried that this year would be the year it blew up. The auditions revolved around drama between the judges. Hollywood Week, things changed.

Reality TV was created so that people at home could get a glimpse of what it's like to rise to fame and be in the spotlight. If two superstars aren't able to take the focus off of their drama and give the spotlight back to the "real" people, then it's not Reality TV, it's an overpaid show. And the auditions were just that. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj disagreed on almost everything, just for the sake of disagreeing. The show that released so many stars was starting to implode, unable to handle the star power behind a table that called themselves judges.
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Hollywood Week has long been mocked for the unnecessary tears and contestants' drama. But it was a much needed, refreshing change. And for once in almost three years, the aspiring hopefuls had a reason to cry. The X Factor equivalent would be Brittney Spears. Simon Cowell used to be Idol's bad guy, pointing out mistakes. Nicki Minaj, like Spears, was signed to hurt people, to break them. But, unlike during X Factor, Minaj was anything but boring.

I was doubtful. She was a relatively new rapper, harassed by people daily for saying she has no talent. But, in the first episode of Hollywood Week, she was fierce. She attacked, she made people cry, she was honest, brutal and rightfully so. For once since Simon Cowell, I saw a future for Idol and I saw them being the reigning number one singing competition.

Review: Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys has one of the best voices in the music business. I loved that she was able to sing the National Anthem because I knew she could do so much to make it her own and make it soulful. She exceeded all of my expectations with her performance.

Playing the piano for the first time since Billy Joel did, I already knew Keys would be original. As usual, her vocals were stellar. She hit every note, transforming The Star Spangled Banner into a song of soul and heart. The only complaint I had, like many others, was time. The pre-game for the Super Bowl is my least favorite part. There's so much anticipation to the game, it creates suspense. Any act before it has the pressure to live up to the expectations and not waste time. Keys made SB history by singing the longest rendition of the anthem, 156 seconds.

While time was my biggest concern, I did enjoy her song. I got a little antsy towards the end, but Keys did justice to the song, performing it like it was meant to be.

Rating: 4 stars

Review: Beyonce's SB Performance

At first, I was unsure whether Super Bowl XLVII would be Beyonce's biggest audience, or whether Beyonce would draw the SB's biggest crowd. She's agile, she has amazing vocals, is a great dancer and an overall amazing performer. With all the rumors about a Destiny's Child reunion, people didn't even think about what Bey could do.

Starting with Jay-Z's intro to Crazy In Love, Beyonce thundered, clearly singing live. I was expecting Jay to come on stage anytime to join her, but admittedly was a little disappointing when he didn't. Where there's Beyonce, there has to be Jay-Z, but the Super Bowl Halftime Show was all hers.

After what I called an awkward phase of her dancing with songs that did not properly highlight her career, the moment I had been waiting for came. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joined Bey in a Destiny's Child reunion, in what was an expected surprise. They stayed for about a song and a half, even singing Single Ladies. Not the song I would've chosen, considering Queen B is happily married, and it doesn't showcase the DC that was the super hit girl group of the 90s.

While the middle section of her performance exhibited Bey's amazing dance skills, flexibility and uncanny ability to do anything on stage, the beginning and end was pure vocal. Ending with one of the best performances of Halo I've ever seen, Beyonce shut down any critics that were still steaming over her lip-sync controversy.

Overall, Beyonce drew the biggest SB crowd ever, and it was evident in her beautiful vocals, her dance moves and her energy. She got the crowd involved, better than last year's Madonna could do. She was one of the best in SB history.
Rating: 4 stars.

Odd Jeopardy Question

Baseball star Bryce Harper answered a bad question in a way that would soon become extremely famous and overused. But no one ever expected it to reach the game show Jeopardy. Having politicians using your catchphrase "That's a clown question, bro" is one thing. But having that statement as a category on Jeopardy is a totally different, surprising fact.

The category involved clowns rather than the media or budding MLB stars. Harper seems to be in good spirits for the whole thing, trademarking the phrase and even dressing up as a clown for Halloween.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

The duo that consists of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis has a simple name, to describe their simple style: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. They became an unlikely pop sensation with their smash hit "Thrift Shop."

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Macklemore (Ryan Flaggerty) suffered with substance abuse from 2005 to 2008, but cleaned himself up to work on music with DJ/producer Ryan Lewis. Since late 2008, the duo have been making mix tapes and EPs. Their first major record album was released late 2012, called The Heist which peaked at number one on the American charts.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have a unique sound that describes their unique story. They go from rags to riches while becoming indie/hip-hop group. Their sound is no less surprising, seen on tracks like "Same Love", "Otherside", and "Thrift Shop."

Kim K Doesn't Want Attention?

If history is any indication, Kim K's pregnancy should be a great way for her to generate more fame and more money. But, the Kardashian says she doesn't want fame. Not right now, anyways. Since she and Duchess Kate are both expecting in July, both have been scrutinized by the media world wide for their maternity fashion. But when asked her thoughts, Kim was perfectly content with letting Kate have all the glory if Kim can have privacy.
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It's very unlike a Kardashian to want privacy, but no one wants their bloated face all over the internet either. Critics call her comments a publicity stunt, saying that by her not wanting attention, more media will go anyways. Paranoid media? Maybe. But no one can make a baby bump as fashionable as Kim can.

JT, Taylor Announce New Music

Shortly after Destiny's Child announced new music, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake followed suit.

Post break-up with One Direction's Harry Styles, Taylor Swift tweeted that she was back in the studio. Of course, that can only mean one thing: another break-up song about Styles. It hasn't been confirmed, but if history is any indication, it's what everyone should expect.

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Justin Timberlake's announcement was a shock. Many thought he retired after marrying Jessica Biel in late 2012. But after posting a message saying he "was ready" to get back in the studio, Timberlake shocked music fans everywhere by releasing a new single called "Suit and Tie"days after he said he wanted to start making music again.

JT's single has already topped the charts, and we've yet to see how Swift and Destiny's Child fare on the charts.

Destiny's Child Comeback

It's official, R&B girl group Destiny's Child is releasing new music. Beyonce, the most successful artist to come out of the trio will be performing at the Super Bowl XLVII, and it was announced that former members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams will be joining her onstage.
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Destiny's Child will be releasing their first new record since 2004, which is a song titled "Nuclear." It will be featured on an album of best selling hits called Love Songs. It remains unclear whether Destiny's Child is back to stay, or just making a small splash at the Super Bowl, much like the Spice Girls did at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

New Artist

ENN is proud to introduce Acoustic Truth, a new duo.  Their very own Ryan Knott introduces the band below:

"As far as background goes, Sarah and I [Ryan] are two best friends from Chicago who began creating music together in the summer of 2011. After hitting it off as interns at Camp Star, a summer camp for children living with psychological disorders and learning disabilities, we kept in touch and routinely exchanged music.  Neither of us ever planned on doing music until the summer 2011 when we wrote our first song together, “A New Me”; it was then that we decided we wanted to bring back the heartfelt music that has been lost over the years. Our chemistry has allowed us to write a variety of songs.

Although we have a variety of unique sounding songs, we consider ourselves to be an acoustic/country pop, folk and blue-eyed-soul duo. We have been compared to popular bands and artists such as The Mama’s and Papa’s, Lady Antebellum, Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat. Overall, we pride ourselves as being songwriters that aspire to inspire people through our music.

We have a new album called "Time" releasing on Feb 10th. We were also invited to meet the producers of Americas Got Talent which takes place at the end of January."

Kate Middleton Turns 31

It's been a whirlwind year for Duchess Kate. Between a tour celebrating her marriage to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and announcing her pregnancy, the mother-to-be still found time to spend time with her new family.

It's hard to believe that Kate has been in the spotlight with the prince since 2001, when she was only 19. Twelve years later, she turned 31, married to a prince with a baby on the way.

Jennifer Lawrence Calls Acting "Stupid"

In a recent interview with Vanity, Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence calls acting "stupid." However, she does make up for it by comparing her job to, in her opinion, a much more noteworthy career.

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"Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid... Everybody’s like, 'How can you remain with a level head?' And I’m like, 'Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid." Lawrence dishes.

But not to worry, she also revealed that she loves her job and takes her new fame very seriously. Lawrence vows to remain grounded and not let her  immense success change who she is.

Pregnant Celebs

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This new year was filled with celebrities announcing their pregnancies. A few include reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West, along with American Idol season eight winner Kirs Allen and his wife, actress Katy Allen.

On January 1st, Kris Allen, his wife and dog were involved in a bad car crash. Allen's mother, Kimberley took to social media site Twitter topost a picture of Kris, in a neck brace with a broken arm. He later tweeted about his recovery, announcing his wife's pregnancy with the hashtag "#gonnabeadaddy."

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Kanye West announced Kim K's pregnancy in a much more grandiose way. At a recent concert in late December, West gave a shout out to his girlfriend, pointing to her and calling her his "baby mama." Kardashian later confirmed the rumors on Twitter, followed by her sisters Khloe and Kourtney congratulating her. Perhaps the child's name will start with a "K"?