Kid Cudi Steps Out to ‘Need for Speed’ Premiere

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi is having a rager of a week. In addition to the top 5 debut of his album Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, the Cleveland rapper aka Scott Mescudi makes his big-screen debut in Need for Speed, which had its Hollywood premiere on Thursday.

Looking like a movie star in a floral-print blazer and leather pants, a clean-shaven Cudi pulled up to the red carpet in a red-hot Mustang.

He stars alongside Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul in the action film, which opens March 14. “I fell in love with him right away,” he told Entertainment Weekly of his co-star. “You connect with people when you see a bit of yourself in them.”

Next up, the 30-year-old will play Ari Gold’s assistant in the upcoming Entourage movie.

A makeup-free Skylar Grey also hit the red carpet, showing off her tomboy style in rolled-up shorts, a trucker hat, and Y-3 sneakers.

Skylar has collaborated with Cudi on the Need for Speed end title song “Hero,” which is set to debut Tuesday.

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Album Cover: Future – ‘Honest’


All eyes are on Future. A day after dropping the video for “Move That Dope,” the Atlanta rapper unveils the dark and mysterious cover art for his sophomore album Honest.

In addition to the Mike WiLL Made It-produced single with Pharrell and Pusha T, the follow-up to his 2012 debut Pluto features appearances from Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Kanye West.

The album, previously titled Future Hendrix, has taken a new direction in the past year.

“I started going in another direction after I made the ‘Shit’ record,” Future told ELLE. “It just flipped the whole album. I got in a whole other mood when I went in the studio. I just started recording, recording, recording as much as possible. I just got in a great zone. I was able to capture the best moments. It helped me make a classic album. It’s just going to be very timeless.”

What do you think of Future’s artwork? Weigh in below.

Nicki Minaj: Wet and Topless in Bathroom Pics

Nicki Minaj

Whether it’s her pasties or sexy selfies, Nicki Minaj knows how to keep everyone looking. The “Lookin Ass” rapper has set Instagram on fire once more with another round of revealing pics.

This time, Nicki goes makeup-free and topless as she poses in the bathroom with her wet black hair pulled back and only her hands covering her breasts.

“Baby you don’t need make up NATURAL BEAUTY you so gorgeous Nic,” gushed one fan, while another added, “please consider playboy.”

Thirsty for more? Peep the rest of Nicki’s hot pics below.

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Single Cover: Jennifer Lopez f/ French Montana – ‘I Luh Ya Papi’

I Luh Ya Papi

Jennifer Lopez is white-hot on the sexy cover art for her new single “I Luh Ya Papi” featuring French Montana.

Just last month, the gorgeous singer shot a video for the song in Miami with director Jesse Terrero. Dressed in white, J.Lo lounged on a yacht surrounded by Speedo-clad male models.

The Detail-produced song will premiere Wednesday on Power 106′s “New at 2″ show with Yesi Ortiz, while J.Lo’s upcoming 10th album is due later this year.

The album has already spawned the buzz single “Same Girl” and the DJ Mustard-produced banger “Girls.”

Check out some photos from the video set below.

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Rihanna Goes Grocery Shopping at Chanel Show

Rihanna, Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, and Joan Smalls

Chanel transformed the runway into a chic supermarket during its 2014-2015 show at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday. Models strut down the aisles in the designer’s autumn/winter collection, picking out Chanel-branded pasta, cheeses, sodas, and detergents in the mock grocery store.

Rihanna also got in on the fun, taking her blue Chanel cart and cruising through the aisles with her model pals Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls. Donning a purple two-piece Chanel ensemble, fanny pack, and sneakers, she had a blast posing for pics with her girlfriends and designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Kendall Jenner and Delevingne walked the runway in jogging suits as pop music blasted through the speakers and announcements were made over the loud speaker.

Swizz Beatz was also on hand, unveiling the first Chanel x Monster headphones alongside Lagerfeld.

Check out more pics from RiRi’s supermarket sweep below.

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Behind the Video: Trevor Jackson f/ B.o.B – ‘Drop It (Remix)’

Trevor Jackson and B.o.B

Trevor Jackson scored a hit—and a McDonald’s commercial—with his R&B banger “Drop It,” and now he’s back for round two. The 17-year-old singer teamed up with his Atlantic Records labelmate B.o.B while shooting the remix video in L.A. With director Mike Ho once again at the helm, Trevor busted out some slick choreography in a warehouse.

It was only his second time meeting the Hustle Gang rapper. “We just clicked,” said Trevor. “Our chemistry was good on-camera and he just brought a whole new element to the video, so I’m thankful that he was able to make it out here.”

Whereas the original video was more concept-driven, the remix video is pure visual. “I wanted to take my photography and make it move,” said Ho. “You’re gonna see more chemistry and more performance-driven [scenes], but beautiful shots.”

B.o.B was happy to be part of the production. “I just feel honored to be in the presence of such talent,” he said.

Check out some exclusive behind-the-scenes footage below and tune in to BET’s “106 & Park” on Wednesday for the premiere.

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Oscars 2014: Pharrell, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, Rita Ora, Paula Patton, & Kelly Rowland

Pharrell and Helen Lasichanh

Hollywood celebrated its biggest night at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. Before the golden statues were handed out, the stars paraded up and down the red carpet.

Always the trendsetter, “Happy” hitmaker Pharrell Williams showed off his one-of-a-kind style in Lanvin tuxedo shorts as he arrived with his wife Helen Lasichanh. He changed into his famous Vivienne Westwood “Mountain” hat and red adidas sneakers for his dance-heavy performance.

Lady Gaga donned an elegant Atelier Versace gown to her first Oscars, while veterans Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith rubbed shoulders with fellow couple John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.

Following the awards, the stars flocked to the exclusive Vanity Fair after-party in West Hollywood. The most coveted ticket of the night, the exclusive soirée drew a who’s who crowd of A-listers.

Gaga arrived with her blonde date, Donatella Versace, and mingled with Rick Rubin and Stevie Nicks. “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Rita Ora chatted up Steven Tyler, and LL Cool J and his wife Simone snacked on In-N-Out Burger.

Despite her recent breakup with Robin Thicke, Paula Patton was all smiles as she stepped out solo, while her estranged husband was on tour trying to win her back.

Over at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar Viewing Party, Kelly Rowland held court with Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, and Skylar Grey, while Ed Sheeran dueted with Elton on “Candle in the Wind.”

Check out the star sightings from Oscar Sunday below.

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