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MTV VMAs: Jessie J to Join Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande for 'Bang Bang'

MTV VMAs: Jessie J to Join Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande for 'Bang Bang'

It's official: Jessie J is also hitting the Forum stage on Sunday night.

The singer will join Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande in kicking off the MTV Video Music Awards with their first-ever performance of "Bang Bang," their joint single set to be featured on Grande and J's upcoming studio albums.

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Madonna's VMA, 'Evita' Items Are Up for Auction

Madonna's VMA, 'Evita' Items Are Up for Auction

Get ready to dance in Madonna's old clothes.

Julien's Auctions announced Tuesday that items from the pop icon's personal and professional life will be auctioned Nov. 7 to 8.

Pieces from her "Material Girl," ''Music" and "American Pie" music videos will be offered during the Icons & Idols: Rock 'n Roll auction in Beverly Hills, California. More than 30 items from the 1996 film Evita will also be available.

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Bow Wow to Co-Star in 'CSI: Cyber'

Bow Wow to Co-Star in 'CSI: Cyber'

CSI: Cyber is going hip-hop.

Rapper and TV personality Bow Wow, born Shad Moss, has been cast as a series regular on CBS' CSI spinoff, the network announced Tuesday.

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Michael Cera Talks About His "Dirty" and "Modest" Debut Album

Michael Cera Talks About His "Dirty" and "Modest" Debut Album

Up until now, actor Michael Cera's flirtation with music has been mild, relegated to backup vocals on Weezer's 2010 track "Hang On" and stints with bands Mister Heavenly and The Long Goodbye.

But on Aug. 8, the 26-year-old released his bedroom-skuzzed debut album true that to Bandcamp quietly, amplified four days later when friend Jonah Hill tweeted a link to his 4.42 million followers.

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MTV VMAs: Sam Smith to Perform

MTV VMAs: Sam Smith to Perform

Last, but definitely not least? For the MTV Video Music Awards, it's Sam Smith.

The network announced Tuesday that the final performer of this year's awards show — which will be held at Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24 — is the "Stay With Me" singer. It will mark his U.S. award show performance debut.

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Bob Dylan's Lost Lyrics Interpreted by T Bone Burnett and Friends, Set for Release

Bob Dylan's Lost Lyrics Interpreted by T Bone Burnett and Friends, Set for Release

Anticipation — if not hype — is officially high for the Nov. 11 release of T Bone Burnett’s latest production, Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, which features contemporary adaptations of forgotten lyrics Bob Dylan supposedly wrote back in 1967, the same year he recorded about 100 songs in upstate New York with future members of The Band, a session that ultimately came to be known as The Basement Tapes.

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Taylor Swift Drops 'Shake It Off' Single, Announces Album

Taylor Swift Drops 'Shake It Off' Single, Announces Album

Taylor Swift is back with new single "Shake It Off," which is quite appropriately titled in light of both its super-upbeat tempo and cool, untouchable chorus.

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Watch Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff Reunite in Vegas for 'Summertime' Surprise

Watch Will Smith, DJ Jazzy Jeff Reunite in Vegas for 'Summertime' Surprise

Will Smith hit Las Vegas on Friday for a "Summertime" surprise.

The actor stopped by the Palms Pool and Dayclub to join his longtime friend and collaborator DJ Jazzy Jeff for a performance of their 1991 anthem.

"You all know how to party down here!" he told the crowd, noting that he hadn't seen Jeff in seven months. "We haven't been onstage in forever!"

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Beyonce Sings to Jay Z in HBO's 'On the Run' Trailer

Beyonce Sings to Jay Z in HBO's 'On the Run' Trailer

HBO has released a seductive new trailer for its upcoming concert special for Beyonce and Jay Z’s On the Run tour.

The 50-second clip begins in classic black-and-white style with Beyonce on stage singing the Sonny Bono-penned 1966 song "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" to Jay Z, who is seated and smoking a cigar.

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Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

Watch Linda Perry and Sara Gilbert Lampoon 'American Idol'

If Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, or Led Zeppelin were to audition for American Idol today, would any of them have earned a Golden Ticket to Hollywood?

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Listen to Michael Cera's Michael Cera-Sounding Debut Album

Listen to Michael Cera's Michael Cera-Sounding Debut Album

Over the weekend, Michael Cera essentially pulled "a Beyonce," releasing a surprise full-length album without any buildup or promotion.

And the secret was still well-kept until several days later, so in a sense, he pulled it off even better.

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Watch Michael Jackson's Utopia-Set Video for 'A Place With No Name'

Watch Michael Jackson's Utopia-Set Video for 'A Place With No Name'

Michael Jackson’s latest video has premiered on Twitter.

The promo for “A Place With No Name” was tweeted overnight from the late pop star's official account. A message tells Jackson’s 1.5 million followers, “It’s time! The first ever premiere of "A Place With No Name" right now on Twitter.”

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It's Official: Taylor Swift to Perform at MTV VMAs

It's Official: Taylor Swift to Perform at MTV VMAs

It's official: Taylor Swift is performing at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 24-year-old singer will take the stage at this year's awards show taking place at Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum. It will be broadcast on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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MTV VMAs: Nicki Minaj Added to Performers Lineup

MTV VMAs: Nicki Minaj Added to Performers Lineup

Nicki Minaj is taking the stage at the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 31-year-old singer has been added to the lineup for her first solo performance at the awards show, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The former American Idol judge will perform her single, "Anaconda," from her forthcoming The Pink Print album due later this year.

The VMAs will be broadcast from Inglewood, Calif.'s renovated venue The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m. ET on MTV.

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