TV Appearances

Usher Takes Over ‘Today’ Concert Series


Usher set the weekend off right with a thrilling performance on the “Today” Summer Concert Series. In anticipation of his upcoming “UR Experience” tour, the R&B superstar took over Rockefeller Plaza in NYC to perform a mini-concert of new and old hits.

He had the crowd dancing along to “OMG” and “She Came to Give It to You” (and even surprised one female fan with a kiss), and took it back with “U Don’t Have to Call” and “Caught Up.”

“The UR Experience” will kick off in Montreal, Quebec, on November 1. “I can’t wait to get back to the stage and the unpredictability of what it is, the UR Experience, you never know what’s going to happen. City to city, it’s a different show every night,” said Usher.

He also discussed his booty-bouncing VMA performance with Nicki Minaj. “That’s called booty and the bass,” he said. “Just had to make sure it was super soft.”

In addition to releasing his eighth album this fall, he will star as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming film Hands of Stone. “It’s gonna be an incredible film,” he said.

Watch Usher shut down the Plaza with his killer moves.

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Jeezy and Future Perform ‘No Tears’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Future and Jeezy

During his promo run this week, Jeezy paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Thursday. With some help from a blond Future and The Roots, the Atlanta rapper performed his Mike WiLL Made-It-produced single “No Tears” off his new album Seen It All: The Autobiography, which is expected to sell 95-105,000 copies in its first week.

He started his performance with a shout-out to the late Joan Rivers. “R.I.P. Joan Rivers. One hand in the air for Joan Rivers, ya’ll.”

Watch Jizzle pay tribute to Joan below.

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Wiz Khalifa Brings ‘Blacc Hollywood’ to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Wiz Khalifa

Still high off his No. 1 album Blacc Hollywood, Wiz Khalifa stopped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Tuesday. The Taylor Gang boss grabbed a seat on the couch and discussed his love for weed (He smokes around 75-80 joints a day) and his many tattoos including one with his wife’s name.

“We was only dating for like a month and I got her name tattooed on me, so I’m the rock star,” he said of Amber Rose, who has a tattoo of her husband’s face on her tricep.

He also played a hilarious game of “Dem Boyz” or “Not Dem Boyz,” naming everyone from T.I. to Vladimir Putin as “Dem Boyz.”

Plus, he hit the outdoor stage to perform “Stayin’ Out All Night” and “We Dem Boyz.”

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Ariana Grande Brings Her ‘Everything’ to ‘Today’ Concert Series

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande capped off her release week with an appearance on the “Today” Summer Concert Series. Throngs of fans packed New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on Friday to watch the pint-sized diva perform songs off her album My Everything, which is set to debut at No. 1 next week.

She belted out “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” and “Break Your Heart Right Back” during the mini-concert.

She also forecasted the weather with Al Roker, brought her grandmother Nonna on set, and sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview.

When asked how she remains grounded, she said, “I spend a lot of time with my family. … I just have to constantly remind myself how lucky I am to do what I love.”

She and Big Sean were recently seen holding hands at the VMAs, but she remained coy when asked about her romantic relationship. “Oh my goodness, y’all are putting me on the spot!” she said before declaring, “I’m happy.”

Watch the pop sensation take over the Plaza.

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Ariana Grande Performs ‘Break Free’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ariana Grande

Fresh off her VMA performance, Ariana Grande landed her spaceship at Radio City Music Hall for “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday.

Wearing cat ears and a little black dress, the 21-year-old diva gave an out-of-this-world performance of her Zedd-produced hit “Break Free” during the live results show, receiving a standing ovation from the judges including Howard Stern and Heidi Klum.

“Thanks for having me AGT! sweetest audience ever. love u & thank u,” tweeted Ariana.

Her new album My Everything, which features The Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Iggy Azalea, and Childish Gambino, is expected to sell 150-170,000 copies in its first week.

Watch her break free on live TV.

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50 Cent Reunites with Chelsea Handler on ‘Chelsea Lately’ Finale

Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent

Chelsea Handler was joined by some famous friends and her former boyfriend 50 Cent on Tuesday’s series finale of her E! talk show “Chelsea Lately.” The former couple, who dated briefly in 2011, saw each other for the first time since their breakup.

“I want to apologize because I did end our relationship abruptly and I know you didn’t come on the show for many years. I didn’t know if you were upset with me,” she told the rapper. “I want you to know that I have not dated a black man since.”

50 said he had been working out in anticipation of his appearance on the show. “But seriously, are you over me?” asked Chelsea.

Curtis and his fellow G-Unit members Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Kidd Kidd also hit the stage to perform “Watch Me” off their new EP The Beauty of Independence.

“I think Chelsea turns me on because she crazier then me lol,” said 50.

The finale also featured a performance from Miley Cyrus and a “We Are the World”-inspired sendoff featuring Gwen Stefani, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Naya Rivera, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Aniston, and many more.

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Iggy Azalea Interviews Jennifer Lopez for ‘House of Style’

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez

Iggy Azalea met up with fellow booty queen Jennifer Lopez at the Versace store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for the latest episode of MTV’s “House of Style.” The store was set up as a J.Lo Versace Hall of Fame featuring some of her most iconic fashion moments throughout the years. After walking through her favorite outfits, J.Lo sat down with the “Fancy” rapper to discuss her style.

When asked about her most iconic outfit, J.Lo picked her green Grammy Versace dress, while Iggy gushed over J.Lo’s crop tops.

She also revealed that Iggy will be featured on her new single “Booty.” “I think we have high-fashion booty in common,” said Iggy.

Plus, J.Lo paid a visit to “Chelsea Lately” for the first time to discuss her friendship with Leah Remini, her single status (“I like being in a relationship. I’m not one to whore around”), and her famous assets.

“You invented the booty. This was pre-Kardashian booty. This is a real booty,” said Chelsea.

Watch the girl talk below.

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