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Watch ‘Drag Race’ Star Aja Show Off Cocky Side in New ‘I Don’t Wanna Brag’ Video

Nobody likes a sore winner, but Aja doesn’t seem to care. Facts are facts, America. Even though she wasn’t able to take home the crown in RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 or All Stars 3, there is no denying that the stunning Brooklyn native did in fact win over an entire fan base on both of her runs. Now, Aja has come to bask in her victory. On Friday (July 13), the queen released the highly-anticipated music video for her song “I Don’t Mean to Brag.” The clip shows Aja, both in and out of drag, making her way through a banging house party, and letting everyone in the building know exactly who the center of attention is. “Broken necks like I twist the esophagus/ I am a prophet, a god, whatever synonymous,” she raps while dancing her way out of an orange cowgirl outfit. “I don’t mean to brag but...

Janet Mock Talks Plans for Season 2 of ‘Pose,’ Her Directorial Debut & Whitney Houston

FX’s Pose is one of the most groundbreaking television shows in recent history. Not only has it employed the largest cast of transgender actors ever put on television, but last week’s episode, “Love Is the Message” (July 8), was directed by Janet Mock, the first-ever trans woman of color to write and direct a television episode. The show is a critical darling too, sitting pretty with a 96 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and Mock’s directorial debut earned early Emmy buzz across social media (the show isn’t eligible until next year’s awards). Following “Love Is the Message,” it was announced on Thursday (June 12) that Pose was picked up for a second season. Mock spoke to Billboard about the exciting news, her ideas for season two and the role that music plays on the show: “People laugh a...

Box Office: ‘Skyscraper’ Collapses in U.S.; ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Heads for No. 1

Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper is getting crushed in its U.S box-office debut by animated family film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3 topped Friday’s (July 13) chart with $16.7 million for a projected debut of $42 million-plus, easily enough to claim the weekend crown. Conversely, Skyscraper only scaled $9.3 million on Friday for a projected $24 million-$25 million domestic debut, marking a major disappointment for Johnson and the two studios who made the $129 million action pic, Legendary and Universal. The bad news began Thursday night, when Skyscraper earned a mediocre $1.95 million in previews. Skyscraper is counting on big returns overseas, where it is headed for a $41.2 million debut from 57 this weekend before unfurling in China on J...

Justin Bieber Shares Romantic Photos of Himself With Fiancé Hailey Baldwin in a Pool

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin can’t take their hands off each other following their recent engagement. On Saturday (July 14), the newly engaged singer shared three romantic pictures of he and the model getting cozy in a pool. The PDA-filled Instagram photos arrive less than a week after they got engaged in the Bahamas. Earlier this week, Bieber posted a black-and-white photo of himself with Baldwin, telling fans the story behind his recent marriage proposal. “Was gonna wait a while to say anything but word travels fast, listen plain and simple Hailey I am soooo in love with everything about you!” he captioned the Instagram photo. “So committed to spending my life getting to know every single part of you loving you patiently and kindLY.” The lovebirds have b...

Apink Score Highest Entry on World Albums Chart to Date, Debut on Social 50

A sophisticated change in sound is helping the girl group hit new heights in their seventh year together. Seven years is considered a tough year for most K-pop acts, but Apink is hitting new career highs during theirs. The girl group see their new One & Six: 7th Mini Album EP debut at No. 11 on Billboard’s World Albums chart to mark their highest entry to date. This is the group’s third entry on the chart following 2016’s Pink Revolution (which peaked at No. 12) and last year’s Pink Up (which hit No. 14).  The boosted interest in Apink could come from a refreshing turn in sound and style as lead single “I’m So Sick” sees the ladies embracing a more sophisticated dance sound instead of their signature, innocent bubblegum pop. Not only does ̶...

Camila Cabello & Ryan Seacrest Visit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Camila Cabello made a surprise visit to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s event at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday (July 13), and by the looks of it, the kids couldn’t have been happier. Seacrest took Cabello to his foundation’s broadcast media center, Seacrest Studios, where she sang a rendition of “Havana” for the young fans. “Thanks for surprising the kids @Camila_Cabello :),” the American Idol host wrote alongside an Instagram video. The songstress posted a touching message herself with a collage of photos she took with the children. “Today I heard a conversation between parents of a little girl at the hospital and @ryanseacrest , the parents told him how much the foundation helped their child – instead of talki...

Ariana Grande Gets Pete Davidson’s Name Tattooed on Her Finger

Pete Davidson went through a classic growing-up milestone on Friday (July 13)–getting his wisdom teeth removed. His fiancee, Ariana Grande, was right by his side throughout the whole thing, but fans were quick to point something else out. A photo by her manicurist showing her Chanel-inspired nails also shed light on an itty-bitty tattoo on her finger that says “Pete.” The couple has gotten tattoos inspired by each other before. A few weeks ago, Ari got “8418” tattooed on her left foot to honor Davidson’s father who died in the 9/11 attacks. A month earlier, the SNL star got his fiancee’s initials on his hand and her Dangerous Woman bunny ears on his head.  See the pictures below.

Wiz Khalifa Celebrates Album Release Day With ‘Rolling Papers 2’ Music Video: Watch

Wiz Khalifa released his wild new album, Rolling Papers 2, on Friday (July 13). The 25-track effort calls on an all-star roster of features, including Ty Dolla $ign, Snoop Dogg and Curren$y. In celebration of release day, Wiz released a smokey new video for the title track. With an appearance from Snoop, the duo goes through a journey from eating noodles to fights at strip clubs and bowling alleys. “This is as important as my first album,” he said in an interview with Billboard last June. “That’s the mark I want to make and that’s how I’m coming into it. I had this great career to stand on and all this work I’ve done, but let’s strip all of that away and focus on what I’m about to do right nowhe Watch below.  [embedded content]

Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Sport Matching Diamond Watches After Engagement

Beyond sporting a new engagement ring, Hailey Baldwin has some new diamonds to show off alongside fiance Justin Bieber. Just about a week after getting down on one knee, Bieber took to his Instagram story on Friday (July 13) to post a photo of the couple’s his-and-her blinged-out watches. “Me and bae,” he wrote. “ME AND BAE” ESTOY MURIENDO JUSTIN BIEBER PORQUE ME HACES ESTO pic.twitter.com/cpPK9m6XvZ — Jen loves caché♡—- (@jbftmyfavs) July 13, 2018 The model also posted a photo of the two next to their private jet. The picture remains captionless, but the watches are visible. See below.

Woman Charged With Hacking Selena Gomez’s Email

A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer’s associates. Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday (July13) that 21-year-old Susan Antrach of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, has been charged with five identity-theft counts, five fraud counts and one count of accessing and using data without permission. The charges are felonies that collectively could get her nearly 10 years in prison. Prosecutors allege Antrach accessed the accounts of the 25-year-old Gomez and the unnamed associate several times in 2015 and 2016, and also posted private media from the accounts online. Antrach has not entered a plea. Prosecutors did not know if she has hired an attorney who could comment, and no phone listing could be found for her.

LAMC: Brands, Film & TV Increasingly Looking Beyond Mainstream Latin Artists

The continued crossover of Latino artists and a worldwide interest in sounds of the Latin diaspora are providing great opportunities for independent and alternative musicians. During a panel discussion at the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City, music supervisors, producers and label executives discussed the myriad ways to get alternative Latin sounds  to mainstream audiences.  Interest in Latin artists transcends genre – Cardi B’s “I Like It” hit No. 1 on multiple Billboard charts – and brands and video streaming services have shown more interest in reaching Latinos who want to be shown media that reflects their identity. “The difference between a campaign that’s genuine and culturally relevant, and a campaign that’s boycotted, is very thin,” said panel moderator Jose Gonz...

Lea Michele Shares Poignant Quote on Anniversary of Cory Monteith’s Death

Lea Michele took to social media on Friday (July 13) to share a touching quote with fans on the fifth anniversary of Cory Monteith’s death. Though the former Glee actress didn’t name her late costar, the poignant message appears to be a tribute to someone she’s lost. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they’ve gone, the light remains,” Michele posted along with a serene scene of a sun shining over the ocean. Monteith passed away at 31 from a drug overdose on July 13, 2013, which shocked the Glee cast and fandom alike. Michele and Monteith — who dated on screen as Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson (respectively) and in real life — were in a relationship at the time of his death. In 2015, Michele honored Monteith...