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Idina Menzel makes chart history (again) with 'If/Then' debut

Idina Menzel sure knows how to pick ‘em.

The wickedly talented star of Frozen just made Billboard history — again. The original Broadway cast recording of If/Then debuted at No. 19 on the Billboard charts, the highest debut for a Broadway cast recording since 1996 when a little show called Rent did the same thing.

Did we mention that Menzel starred in both? READ FULL STORY

Lena Dunham performs interpretive dance while Sia sings on 'Late Night'

Today in “sentences that once seemed impossible”: Lena Dunham performed an interpretive dance to Sia’s latest hit, “Chandelier,” on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night.

As fans of Sia — a singer who’s also written songs for Beyonce and Katy Perry, among others — are aware, the musician doesn’t like appearing on camera. “Chandelier” is the first single off her upcoming solo album 1000 Forms Of Fear, Sia’s first since 2010’s We Are Born.

Inspired by the song’s official video, the Late Night performance finds Dunham (wearing a blond wig not unlike the one Hannah Horvath wore last season on Girls) dancing around a bedroom set, smashing things and rocking out. You know, as one does. Important note: For this entire performance, Sia is also lying facedown on a bed.

Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Comic Ian Edwards launches Team Coco Records with debut album '100% Half-Assed'

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Tuesday marks the release of Ian Edwards‘ new comedy album 100% Half-Assed. It not only marks the first album for Edwards, a stand-up veteran, but it is also the first release on Team Coco Records, the new comedy label launched by Conan O’Brien. It’s the latest in a long line of collaborations between Edwards (who also wrote for 2 Broke Girls last season) and O’Brien. “I think I’m the only stand-up who has been on Conan’s show every time,” says Edwards, who made his debut on the old Late Night show back in 2007. “I did it when he was in New York, and then I did it when he had The Tonight Show, and I’ve done it on TBS. Conan always just wants you to be yourself. So why not go with the people who allow you to represent myself the way I really am?”    READ FULL STORY

Sir Mix-a-Lot performs 'Baby Got Back' with the Seattle Symphony

If you were under the impression that “I like big butts and I cannot lie” is the sort of lyric that can’t be rapped at a classy event, well, get ready to be proven wrong.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Seattle Symphony’s Sonic Evolution: The series commissions new orchestral work that’s inspired by music icons from the city. And for London-based composer, DJ, and producer Gabriel Prokofiev, that meant remixing Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 90’s hit “Baby Got Back” during an appearance at Benaroya Hall.

When Sir Mix-A-Lot took the stage, he made sure to put chivalry first and invite all the ladies up to join him: “So what I wanna do now is something you really should not do. But since tonight is orchestral-movements-from-the-hood night, I’m going to leave some of this open if a couple of ladies would like to get up on the stage. I don’t touch.” He finished with, “We will not bite unless you want us to.” READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: '22 Jump Street' in theaters, 'Veep' finale, Jack White's new album, and more

If you thought June would be your time to take a little pop culture break and maybe binge a few shows you’d never gotten to start, we’ve got some bad news: There’s no time for that. Between finales of some of HBO’s strongest shows — Veep and Game of Thrones — award shows, new books, albums, and movies, there’s very little time for you to play catch-up. So maybe save that for next week? Although, we make no promises that you’ll have time.

Check out your pop culture calendar for this week: READ FULL STORY

50 Cent parodies 'Maleficent' in faux Disney trailer -- VIDEO

Maleficent, 50 Cent — it’s a match made in pun heaven.

The rapper stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to premiere a trailer for what he jokingly called his latest project, a spoof on Disney film Maleficent featuring 50 Cent as the title villain. “This one ain’t going to no Redbox,” 50 told Kimmel.

50 Cent replaces Angelina Jolie in the clip as Maleficent — sorry, Malefiftycent — and, of course, makes sure to mention his biggest claim to fame: “I’ve been shot nine times, I’m not afraid of no little white girl.”

Check out the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Uncle Joey, a.k.a. Dave Coulier, denies that Alanis Morissette's 'You Oughta Know' is about him

Dave Coulier: You’re in big trouble, mister!

The actor and comedian, best known for playing Uncle Joey on Full House, has been going back and forth on whether the long-standing rumor that the Alanis Morissette song “You Oughta Know” is about him is actually true. After telling HuffPost Live that he thinks the song is about him, he is now denying it in an interview with Buzzfeed. How rude! READ FULL STORY

Today in Naked Rihanna: Singer twerks in see-through dress, poses for ad that's too hot for the U.K.

Rihanna didn’t just wear an extremely revealing mesh-and-crystal dress the other night: She also twerked in it.

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50 Cent's unexpected (and sexual) explanation for his terrible pitch

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Rapper, entrepreneur, actor, and investor Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, can add a new credit to his bio: God-awful pitcher.

The Queens-born rapper threw the first pitch at a Mets game last week, and missed, terribly. We mean really terribly. Really, really terribly. The Internet quickly responded, dubbing Fiddy’s misstep one of the worst pitches ever, if not the worst. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna was basically naked at the CFDA Awards

Rihanna shone bright like a diamond Swarovski crystals at the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards Monday night.

The singer was decked out in a custom dress, designed by Rihanna’s costume designer Adam Selman, that was made out of mesh and 216,000 pieces of twinkling cut glass. Here’s the thing about crystals and mesh, as Britney and Cher are well aware: They give the appearance of being totally naked…save for some kind of nude-colored thong, in Rihanna’s case at least.

The CFDA Awards are an annual event that “recognizes the outstanding contributions made to American fashion by individuals from all areas of the industry and related arts, with awards being given for design excellence.” Rihanna was named 2014’s Fashion Icon. Check out her full look below. READ FULL STORY

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