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Jay Z Plans To Break Down Musical Barriers With His Made In America Documentary! Watch The Trailer HERE!

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Oh HOVA, you surprise us everyday!

Jay Z is truly monopolizing on his hit Made In America festival by putting out a concert/documentary of last year's performances — and it's directed by Ron Howard!

The film will feature many of 2013's acts including Janelle Monae, Pearl Jam, Run DMC, Skrillex, and Kanye West!

The movie will hit theaters on July 11th and on demand July 22nd — but you can watch an extended preview (above)!

Will U ch-ch-check out the music madness to gear up for this year's dual Budweiser presentation?!

Janelle Monae Gives Off A Glam Volturi Vibe At The 2014 Met Gala!

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Attention Twihards!!

Janelle Monae is serving up a straight Volturi vibe at the 2014 Met Gala—and we're all sorts of obsessed!

Her blood red Tadashi Shoji cape could even make the fearless Edward Cullen nervous, with blood-sucking sex appeal!

Janelle's super high and strappy shoes are super stunning too, with her signature pompadour to boot!

This pants look might be the coolest ensemble on the red carpet right now…

She's so fashion forward, you guys!

[Image via Getty Images.]

Maya Rudolph Is Returning To The TV With A Variety Show AND It's Premiering In A Month! GET EXCITED!!!

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It's all coming together for this former Saturday Night Live star!!

Maya Rudolph is officially hosting her own variety show which is set to air in about a month!

ZOMG. We're so thrilled for her!

The Maya Rudolph Show, a 60-minute special that will throw it back to variety hours of years past, will premiere Monday, May 19th at 10 p.m. ET on NBC.

Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson, and Sean Hayes will be guests—and Janelle Monáe will sing her little heart out as the premiere's fantabulous musical number!

Lorne Michaels will serve as executive producer of the special, which could also serve as a pilot for an ongoing series!

We seriously hope Maya delivers and the variety hour returns forever! It was such good TV!

Outkast Outdoes Themselves At Coachella! See Their Entire Performance HERE!

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It’s been eight years in the making, but here you have it!

Big Boi and Andre 3000 took the stage at Coachella on Friday night, and they were amazeballz!

Whether you’re an old school Outkast fan or have only been loving them since Hey Ya, they played all of the favorites! To make it even more fab, Janelle Monae and Future both made cameos too!

Unfortunately, everyone in the world wasn’t able to attend the concert, but that’s okay because we have the ENTIRE performance here for you!

And the guys start off with a bang, so get ready to bounce along

Janelle Monae & M.I.A. To Perform Duets Together Via Hologram! No, This Isn't A Late April Fools' Joke, This Is The Future!

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Hope you're wearing some sort of helmet, because you're about to get your mind severely blown!

Although Janelle Monae will perform in a private event in El Lay, and M.I.A. will be singing in NYC, they will appear on the same stage together today! Because science, that's why!

Audi is holding a launch party for their new Audi 3, and they sensibly thought, "hey, why not have a party with some musical holograms?" So, not only will Janelle and M.I.A. be beamed in today, they'll also be

Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres & P!nk Are Just A Few Names Showing That #GirlsCan With CoverGirl!

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Much fab.

CoverGirl’s latest television spot is star-studded and fabulous, but instead of promoting any of their makeup line, they’re promoting something a little different: women empowerment!

Starring Katy Perry, Ellen DeGeneres, P!nk, Queen Latifah, Janelle Monáe, Becky G, and even ice hockey star Natalie Wiebe, their #GirlsCan ad is looking to leave people inspired and encouraged.

With all these stunning ladies sharing their experiences on how they changed "girls can’t" into "girls can", we feel this campaign is one to be remembered.

Especially with how rare a message this is in the beauty industry! As Ellen says, "easy, breezy, and beautiful".

Ch-ch-check it out (above)!!

Bonnaroo 2014 Lineup Announced! Kanye West Headlining — But Will He Get Booed Off The Stage This Time?!

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He’s baaaaaack!

Six years ago, Kanye West took the stage at Bonnaroo and was BOOED by the crowd of thousands, after he showed up two hours after his scheduled start time!

Despite all that, Ye is returning to headline the Manchester, Tennessee music festival, along with a list of talent so long, it’ll make you dizzy for shizzy!

Joining the Louis Vuitton Don in 2014 will be “it” alternative bands Vampire Weekend, Arctic Monkeys and Phoenix, as well as Frank Ocean, Wiz Khalifa, Lauryn Hill and, ready for this…

Elton John!

Oh-Mah-Friggin-GaWwW!

That’s literally just a fraction of the performers showing up at Bonnaroo this year though! Ch-ch-check out the COMPLETE list of acts (below)!

Tickets for the June 12-15 festival go on sale Saturday, February 22 at noon EST.

We want to go to there!