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Courtney Love Inspires Lana Del Rey

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Pop, Rock,

Lana Del Rey and Courtney LoveLana Del Rey is inspired by Courtney Love.

The "Summertime Sadness" hitmaker has always looked up to the Hole frontwoman and rock 'n' roll legend, so feels proud to count her among her friends these days:

"Courtney Love's a big inspiration. I like her, I talk to her a lot. I just went her show ... when she was playing in London. I like people who are similar to her, like Joni Mitchell types or Stevie Nicks, who are both strong female characters."

The 27-year-old star was strongly influenced by jazz legends Nina Simone and Billie Holliday on her second album Ultraviolence, and hopes she has done their musical legacy justice. Speaking on France Inter radio station's Laura Leishman Project show, she said, "It has a Pacific coast feel to me, I think it's guitar driven, there are references to Nina Simone. That's why I ended the track listing with a cover of 'The Other Woman.' I am inspired by early jazz culture. It's a West coast jazz fusion with a little bit of East coast fever."


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Lorde: My New Material Is Totally Different

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Artist News, Upcoming Releases, Pop,

LordeLorde claims she's working on a new album which is "totally different" than her debut record.

The 17-year-old singer, who achieved global success with her album Pure Heroine, feels she has grown as an artist and writer in the past year and thinks her new material is more mature.

"I think I've learned so much as a songwriter, there's going to be so much of an improvement because of that. I'm working on stuff quite tentatively, it's definitely still at the beginning and yeah, it's totally different," she said.

The star claims she wrote her debut album about her life in New Zealand before she became famous and people who have always been close to her, whereas her new material looks at a time after she found success and how she is now part of the showbiz world: "I wrote the last album about that world which was the suburb where I grew up and populated by my friends and people who were really familiar to me. Now I'm in a different place every day and I'm with new people every day and it's a different vibe."


Taylor Swift Wants Selena Gomez to Write About Justin Bieber

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, Break-ups, Features,

Selena Gomez and Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift has told Selena Gomez to blast Justin Bieber on her next album.

The "I Knew You Were Trouble" hitmaker is notorious for writing about her previous relationships, and she has reportedly told her best friend to write about the "Beauty and a Beat" hitmaker in an effort to get over him.

a "Taylor's been encouraging Selena got write down her feelings and emotions, and record," a source said.

Justin and the Spring Breakers actress have had a difficult on/off romance, and it is said they split again last month.

Throughout this tough time, Taylor is said to have stood by her friend - and there's eve a chance they could collaborate on Selena's album. "Taylor's had Selena's back through all this. I wouldn't be surprised if they recorded together," the insider said.

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Robin Thicke Writes Song to Win Back Paula Patton

Robin Thicke and Paula PattonRobin Thicke has penned a song to help win back Paula Patton.

The "Blurred Lines" hitmaker is said to have written a heartfelt track, titled "Get Her Back," on which he begs his estranged wife for another chance. The R&B star apparently intends to debut the track during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards.

According to TMZ, lyrics discuss how Robin is determined to "make it right" between the pair following the breakdown of their eight-year marriage in February amid rumors the R&B singer had cheated.

Memorable lyrics include, "I gotta get her, go get her back / I gotta treat her right / I gotta cherish her for life," and "I should've kissed you longer / I should've held you stronger / And I'll wait for forever for you."

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Lily Allen: I Want to Be Like Kayne West

Lily Allen and Kanye West

Lily Allen would like to be "anything like" Kanye West.

The "Hard Out Here" singer, who named her latest album Sheezus, a play on the rapper's Yeezus record, wants to be just like the star and is trying to break the American music market. "I'm totally for Kanye, he's a G, he's cool, he's Yeezus, I'd like to be anything like him [sic]," she said. When asked what she would say to new American fans who are just discovering her music, she quipped, "[I'd say] pleazus buy Sheezus [sic]."

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Jennifer Lopez’s Divorce Inspired New Album

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Jennifer LopezJennifer Lopez claims her divorce inspired her new album.

The 44-year-old star has revealed her split from ex-husband Marc Anthony in 2011, after eight years of marriage, was a "turning point" in her life and gave her a different perspective on love, which she has written about for her tenth record.

"What I thought about love for my first nine albums is very different from what I think about it now after everything I've been through. My goal was to just be as honest as I could. You know, I'd gone through a lot in my life right at that point when I went on tour. I'd been through a divorce. A lot of things had happened. I really felt like it was a turning point in my life," Jennifer - who has six-year-old twins Max and Emme with the Latin singer - told Popcrush.com.

The "On The Floor" hitmaker - who started dating her 26-year-old former back-up dancer, Casper Smart, just months after splitting from Marc - also spoke about the video for new single, "I Luh Ya Papi," and admits she enjoyed working with topless male models for the promo: "It was a lot of fun. Let me tell you something, guys have been doing these videos for years because it's fun to do. When I was doing the song, I felt like it was very tongue-in-cheek... the video, we decided to do the same thing.

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Taylor Swift Inspires Lena Dunham When She Writes ‘Girls’

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, HBO, Features,

Lena Dunham and Taylor SwiftLena Dunham writes Girls when she's listening to Taylor Swift.

The writer and star of the huge HBO drama always puts her friend's records - famous for their tracks lamenting lost loves - when she's thinking of ideas for the show.

"She writes her own destiny in a way which is very unusual, especially for a young woman in the world of pop music. I wrote half of the first season of Girls listening to her Speak Now album and wrote much of the third season listening to Red," Lena said.

Lena, 27, is proud to call Taylor, 24, a friend and says she is always asking her for advice because she is very wise: "Taylor is a good friend of mine. I call her and text her all time. She helps me be stronger and make better decisions. She has amazing creative instincts. She's really a proponent of not feeling pressure from anybody else and recognizing that you have a better connection to what your 'brand' is than anybody else."


Taylor Momsen Wouldn’t Rule Out ‘Playboy’

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Taylor MomsenTaylor Momsen has hinted she would pose naked for Playboy.

The Pretty Reckless singer - who shows off her nude butt on the front cover of the band's new album Going To Hell, which is available now - insists she would be happy to listen to offers from Hugh Hefner's famous magazine but insists the shoot would have to have a "purpose" to it.

"It's not something I'm pursuing. It would have to depend on a lot of factors [but] I don't rule anything out until it hits me in the face. It would depend on the shoot and if there was a purpose for it. I've done FHM and Maxim. FHM was based on the "My Medicine" video and the Maxim shoot was a take on the rock and roll lifestyle of New York City. Everything has to have a story behind it, not just, 'Taylor getting naked again.'"

The 20-year-old star appears naked in the video for her band's single "Heaven Knows," and she made the decision to take off her clothes for the promo because she wanted to create a live action version of the LP cover, which she describes as a "beautiful, iconic and artistic photograph."

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Justin Bieber’s New Song Is About Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez and Justin BieberJustin Bieber's new love ballad is about Selena Gomez.

The 20-year-old singer posted a teaser for the track "Life Is Worth Living Again" on his Instagram account on March 15 and it is reportedly one of many new songs the "Boyfriend" hitmaker has written about his 21-year-old on/off girlfriend.

"Yes, 'Live Is Worth Living Again' was all for Selena and that's not the only song he's written for her. He's written a bunch of stuff for her, she's his biggest inspiration," a source said.

Justin, who has been dating Selena on/off since 2010, also dedicated a song to the brunette beauty during a surprise performance in Texas earlier this month. He turned up at the Banger's Sausage House and Beer Garden in Austin for the South by Southwest festival and sang his hit "As Long As You Love Me" for his "baby," who was standing in the wings. After his romantic gesture, the pair reportedly hung out together for an hour after everyone left the venue.


Rihanna to Release Concept Album Based on DreamWorks Animation

RihannaRihanna is working on a concept album for new animated film Home.

The superstar's next record will be entirely inspired by the new 3D DreamWorks Animation movie, in which she voices a teenager called Gratuity "Tip" Tucci.

Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation, revealed the news during the company's quarterly earnings announcement, explaining that Rihanna will perform new songs. While no further details have been confirmed, the release is likely to coincide with the film - based on author Adam Rex's 2007 children's book The True Meaning of Smekday - hitting cinemas this November.

The album will be Rihanna's first since 2012's Unapologetic, and a welcome return from the 26-year-old star, who released a new record every single year from 2009 until 2012. Despite taking a year off in 2013, the hardworking singer remained in the charts by collaborating with Eminem's smash hit "Monster" from his album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and more recently with Shakira on "Can't Remember to Forget You."


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