Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 8:46am PDT By X17 Staff
Well Zayn certainly isn't wasting any time! Less than a week after making the Internet cry by leaving One Direction, the former boy bander has a new song, "I Won't Mind."
British music producer Naughty Boy released Zayn's first solo work on Monday. The 22-year-old was said to have joined the producer in the studio over the weekend and recorded the moody tune. Clearly Naughty Boy couldn't wait to share the demo with the world. However less than 12 hours after posting, the song was removed from SoundCloud.
Meanwhile, One Direction is moving on without their fifth member, planning on an upcoming tour and getting ready to release a new album. When we polled our X17 readers yesterday and asked if you'd buy 1D's next album even though Zayn is no longer with the band, 65% of you said yes while 35% of you said no way.
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 8:00am PDT By X17 Staff
Between making an appearance at Jay Z's music streaming launch party and then stopping by Opening Ceremony for some retail therapy, Rihanna was a busy bee yesterday!
Bad Gal RiRi wore daisy dukes and a bra, and she accessorized with a hat and a crazy trench coat. Not too long ago she revealed to Vogue that if she wears a bra, she doesn't wear a shirt and if she wears a shirt she doesn't wear a bra. At first we were a bit skeptical, but we haven't caught her wearing both a bra and a shirt for quite some time now!
And speaking of Jay Z's new service, Rihanna changed her Twitter banner last night to support Tidal, which aims to put more money in the pockets of the artists. RiRi tweeted, "NAVY, turn the tide…#MakeMusicHistory #TurnitBlue #TIDALforALL." Beyonce, Madonna, Calvin Harris, Diddy and Kanye West also followed suit, and all of the stars have been promoting the crap out of the new streaming program. But will it swim or sink?
Posted on Tue Mar 31st, 2015 7:20am PDT By X17 Staff
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Jay Z launched a new music streaming service called Tidal, and even though we hadn't heard of it until just now, he had quite the star-studded turnout at the #TIDALforALL launch party last night in New York City!
Not only was Jay's wife Beyonce Knowles in almost every single photo from the event, but she hammed it up for the cameras when she posed with famous friends like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and yup, even Madonna! Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Jack White, Usher, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and Deadmau5 were also in attendance, so it was a pretty eclectic mix of artists!
Keys sang her praises for the service and told the attendees, "So we come together before you on this day, March 30th, 2015, with one voice in unity in the hopes that today will be another one of those moments in time, a moment that will forever change the course of music history. For today we announce of Tidal, the first ever artist-owned, global music and entertainment platform."
Earlier this year Jay Z purchased the Swedish tech company Aspiro for $56 million and put them in charge of Tidal's logistics, and the members of Daft Punk were reportedly heavily involved in the marketing angle for the service. And in case you were wondering, the musicians involved do stand to make more of a profit from this streaming service than they would from Spotify, as there is no free tier. As if Jay and Bey needed to get any richer!
The joke was on Justin Bieber last night at the pop star's Comedy Central Roast -- but he took it like a pro!
We had already gotten a peek at some of the comedians' jabs at the 21-year-old pop star (not to mention Bieber's heartfelt apology for acting like a brat over the last year or so), but after watching it, this might have been one of the best roasts ever!
Kevin Hart hosted the roast, and Shaquille O'Neal, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Will Ferrell, and Ludacris were among the many stars who took shots at the Biebs. There were a number of jokes about Justin's ex (Jeffrey Ross quipped, "Selena Gomez wanted to be here, but she's dating men now"), and at a few points the Biebs was visibly uncomfortable when SG's name was brought up. And Bieber's pal Chris D'Elia took a pretty deep dig too! At the beginning of the roast, he said, "You are about to get f*cked harder than Orlando Bloom f*cked Selena Gomez." Wow!
After they were done with Selena, roasters couldn't resist ragging on the singer's appearance. Snoop joked, "Justin, you so motherf*cking pretty, when the inmates saw your mug shot they swiped right," while D'Elia said, "For a guy worth $200 million, why do you dress like Sharon Stone in the '90s?"
Of course, Justin may have had the last laugh, as he joked towards the end, "What do you get when you give a teenager $200 million? A bunch of has-beens calling you a lesbian for two hours."
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 1:15pm PDT By X17 Staff
Who knew Brit Brit was an avid reader?!
Britney Spears looked like an ordinary mom at her son Jayden's soccer game on Saturday in Calabasas, and her Danielle Steel reading material screamed suburban housewife! The singer just got back from her Hawaiian vacation with her sons and boyfriend Charlie Ebersol, but she's wasting no time getting back to a routine.
The pop princess proudly snapped pics and cheered from the sidelines, but her beau must have had other business to take care of, because he was nowhere in sight. There's no trouble in paradise, though! After the "Toxic" songstress was spotted with a diamond ring on her wedding finger, the rumor mill went wild with reports that the two are engaged. One thing's for sure - she's never been happier and is even open to walking down the aisle again.
"I would love to. I believe in the fairy tale. Love is a hard one. I don't really understand love as far as relationships. With my kids it's just unconditional, and that's hard to find. It takes two people just loving each other a lot. Unfortunately I haven't been given that in a really long time," she recently confessed to People.
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 12:30pm PDT By X17 Staff
Demi Lovato certainly knows how to get our attention!
The 22-year-old singer/actress posted the above snapshot on Instagram over the weekend, and not only does she show off her smokin' hot bikini bod, but we also got a peek at her new dog Buddy!
So what's the starlet been doing these days to stay in shape? She posted a photo of herself at the gym last week and wrote, "8 min abs = 8 minutes of HELL," and the other day she tweeted, "I want success more than I want sleep.. And that's why nothing stops me from killing the gym on Saturday mornings..."
But fear not -- Demi definitely seems intent on keeping her famous curves! In a recent interview with Allure, the former Disney darling said she's proud of her fuller figure and even gave Kim K a shout out! "Kim Kardashian, say whatever you want about her, but she has revolutionized what's accepted with curves these days," she said.
We think she looks hot -- and we bet boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama does too!
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 12:16pm PDT By X17 Staff
Hey Scott Disick, maybe stop taking sexy selfles with your girlfriend's much younger (and much sexier) teenaged sisters -- and maybe get your ass back to rehab?! Just a thought!
Last week news hit that Lord Disick had gone to rehab to deal with his drug and alcohol abuse issues, then apparently he left rehab early and on Friday the father of three turned up at 1OAK to party down for a nightclub appearance.
Disick really needs to get his act together because posing poolside with 17-year-old Kylie Jenner doesn't seem like the best way to battle your addiction.
Kylie posted the snap (and a number of other rather racy bikini pics) on her Instagram, along with the caption, "Pool day @ the Disick mansion."
The "Disick Mansion" is a five bedroom house that is located in an exclusive gated community in Calabasas. It's an $8 million 15,000-square-foot estate -- that we have no idea how Scott could afford.
In the latest episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the longtime secret of "What is Scott Disick's job?" gets addressed by members of the family. It's quite clear Kourtney has no clue what her shady man is doing when she simply says, "he's brokering things." Uhh what type of "things" Kourt?
But there is a slight answer to this mystery. Scotty McHottie is apparently the "President of Calabasas Luxury Motorcars!" Uhh whatever that means!
Posted on Mon Mar 30th, 2015 11:30am PDT By X17 Staff
Kim Kardashian's daughter North was treated to an Easter egg scavenger hunt with some of her tiny pals over the weekend, and the toddler looked like she couldn't be happier over her overflowing basket. "Northie was so proud of all of the eggs she found! She wouldn't stop talking about it all night! 🍬🐰🐣," her reality star captioned the adorable above snapshot.
It makes us laugh to think of Kanye dressed up in an Easter bunny costume, but something tells us he wouldn't dare put his tough guy image aside, even to entertain children!
Earlier in the weekend, Kimmy K grabbed dinner with pal Jamie King, and we have to wonder if they were discussing the reality star's struggles to give Nori a sibling? After all, the model is pregnant with her second child, so maybe she had some advice for the brunette bombshell on how to get knocked up!