Beyonces Admits Singing With Pre-Recorded Song At Inauguration

Superstar singer Beyonce kicked off the press conference at Inauguration Day, singing the National Anthem and proved the critics wrong when she admitted the song was pre-recorded.

“Due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, I did not feel comfortable taking a risk. It was about the president and the inauguration and I wanted to make him and my country proud. So I decided to sing along with my pre-recorded track, which is very common in the music industry, and I’m very proud of my performance”, Beyonce admitted.

Then she added, “I am a perfectionist and one thing about me, I practice until my feet bleed, and I did not have time to rehearse with the orchestra. It was a live television show and a very, very important emotional show for me. One of my proudest moments.”

Here’s her performance:

 

Beyonce is confirmed to perform at the Superbowl halftime show on Sunday. “I will absolutely sing live, This is what I was born to do.”, she said. And also told people she ‘might’ have an announcement at the end of the performance, that would have to do with a tour.

Noe I, Windows of the World

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Taylor Swift Gives Sneak Peek Of New Single ‘State Of Grace’; Talks About New Album ‘Red’

Superstar Taylor Swift is releasing fourth single off her upcoming album ‘Red’ at midnight, and, as the past three times she gave a sneak peek this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America.

“I wrote this song about when you first fall in love with someone, the possibilities, sort of thinking about this is the ways that it could go”, “It’s a really big sound and it just sounds like the feeling of falling in love in an epic way,” Taylor said of Single ‘State Of Grace

Swift’s fourth upcoming album will debut October 22, and her three previous singles from ‘Red’ debuted at number 1 on iTunes.

Tune into “Good Morning America” Oct. 22-23 to watch Taylor Swift’s first live concert of her new album.

‘Speak Now’, Taylor’s previous album won her two Grammys and sold more than 1 million copies in its first week.

So here’s the preview of ‘State Of Grace’

Noe I. for Windows of the World.

Tuesday 12am update: Taylor Swift’s ‘State Of Grace’ is now available for download on iTunes. Click here to get it now!

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Joining American Idol

After three months of speculation, Fox announced that Nicki Minaj and country star Keith Urban are joining the judges panel for this upcoming American Idol season. Other two already confirmed judges are Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson, replacing J-Lo and Steven Tyler who departed at the end of last season.

Host Ryan Seacrest remains, while Jimmy Iovine is expected to give his commentaries as always.

Carey’s contract with the show is worth close to $18 million while Minaj will pocket $8 million for her part and Urban will get half the price. Ryan Seacrest earns $15 million a year and his commitment is for two more years, while the new judges are in for one year.

Hopefully the new judges will bring more public after years of declining ratings.

Auditions for Idol kicked off in New York City Sunday and other cities as Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlotte and San Antonio are next. Mariah shared this pictureof the judges and Ryan on Instagram

American Idol returns in January 2013.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Chris Brown New Tattoo Controversy

Chris Brown’s latest tattoo is drawing a lot of controversy lately. The thing is that the image on the singer’s neck looks a lot like his former girlfriend Rihanna who, as we all know, was assaulted by Brown back in 2009.

His new tattoo is a woman’s face that is marked in injuries, three slashes through her lips, and other marks that appear to be bruises. But the markings are not hundred per cent clear whether the face is meant to represent an abused woman.

Many people are making comparisons between Rihanna’s picture of when she was hit by Brown, and his new tattoo.

TMZ.com said: “sources close to Brown” who tell the website the image is not meant to be Rihanna, but is instead “a random women.”

What do you think of the design of Chris Brown’s new tattoo? Has he gone too far? Is it a coincidence?

Picture by Getty Images

Noe I. for Windows of the World

MTV’s 2012 VMAs Highlights

So, One Direction had the most screen time, winning three Moon Mans and performed ‘One Thing’ in the show. They won for best new artist, best pop video and the ‘most shareworthy’ video.

Rihanna opened the show performing a mash up of ‘Cockiness’ and ‘We Found Love’. She also lost to Nicki Minaj, but took home the biggest honor later in the show, winning video of the year for ‘We Found Love’.

Lovely Taylor Swift was left out of the moon mans handouts, but she closed the show dancing and singing her new smash hit single ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and ended it with a dive into the crowd.

Singer Frank Ocean made the most subtle performance of the night with his song ‘Thinking About You’

Pink made an aerial acrobatic performance while Green Day set a record for the most VMA performances.

Chris Brown wore a dress suit and won the best male video award for ‘Turn Up The Music’. Drake, who had a bar fight with Brown earlier this year, got his moon man for best hip hop video ‘HYER’.

Twilight Cast (minus Kristen Stewart) introduced a 90-second clip from the upcoming movie ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Who was your favorite? Here the complete list of winners:

Best pop video

“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction

Best male video

“Turn Up the Music,” Chris Brown

Best rock video

“Paradise,” Coldplay

Best hip-hop video

“HYFR,” Drake feat. Lil Wayne

Best female video

“Starships,” Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction

Video of the Year

“We Found Love,” Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris

Best video with a message

“Skyscraper,” Demi Lovato

Best electronic dance music video

“Feel So Close,” Calvin Harris

Most share-worthy video

“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction

Best choreography

“Turn Up the Music,” Chris Brown

Best editing

“Countdown,” Beyonce

Best visual effects

“First of the Year (Equinox),” Skrillex

Best cinematography

“Bad Girls,” M.I.A.

Best art direction

“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

Best direction

“Bad Girls,” M.I.A.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Taylor Swift Reveals New Album ‘Red’ & New Single

Multi-platinum superstar Taylor Swift is releasing her fourth studio album which is called “Red”, on Oct. 22.

Taylor Swift sat in a red and white striped dress, in front of a group of very lucky fans in Nashville, Tenn. (and the millions of fans watching via YouTube chat) Monday night, to reveal the new album.

“For the last two years, I’ve been working on an album called Red,” Taylor said in a statement. “I called it Red because of the tumultuous, crazy adventures in love and loss that it chronicles. In my mind, when you experience love that’s fast paced and out of control and mixes infatuation, jealousy, frustration, miscommunication, and all of those lovely emotions…in retrospect, it all looks red.”

“I am so excited for you to hear the new direction of things,” Swift said, adding that “really disfunctional” and “not good” relationships can provide “a lot of inspiration.”

Her new song, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which is about ending a bad relationship, is out today on iTunes and GooglePlay. While at a shoot for Glamour magazine, the 22-year-old singer told “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden exclusively that the song was about something that actually happened to her.

Tune into “Good Morning America” October 22nd and 23rd to watch Taylor Swift’s first live concert of her brand-new album, “Red.”

Here’s her latest single available now on iTunes now:

Naomi Campbell’s Hair Weave Disaster

Even supermodels have bad hair days, but from the looks of this recent photo, Naomi Campbellappears to be dealing with something far worse.

A photo of the 42-year-old beauty vacationing in Ibiza earlier this week shows what appears to be a receding hairline.

Florida hair surgeon Dr. Alan Bauman, who has not treated Campbell, said the former supermodel appears to be suffering from traction alopecia – hair loss due to extensions.

“Extensions, weaves, anything artificial hanging on hair – no matter whether you attach it with glue, special magnets, tape – it’s going to cause damage over time,” Bauman told ABCNews.com. “And unless you give your hair a break from those extensions, it won’t rebound.”

Bauman said the weight from extensions pulls on a person’s natural hair over time, causing it to rip out by the root. The hair follicle can be damaged or destroyed – in some cases, permanently. In the latter case, the only option is a hair transplant, which involves moving healthy hair follicles from one part of the scalp to the damaged area.

Read more on ABC’s Good Morning America.