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VIDEO: Trey Songz Performs ‘Heart Attack’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’


 

Hundreds of screaming fans packed the outdoor concert stage to get a glimpse of Trey Songz on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (July 25).  The R&B crooner, whose fifth album, Chapter V,  arrives August 21, closed out the show with a performance of “Heart Attack,” the Rico Love-penned lead single.  Backed by a live band, Tremaine delivered a so-so showing on the late-night show; vocal rest and lemon should always be part of his ministry before performing live. Just sayin’.

Watch below.

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TV Bits: ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Returning September 7


‘Stand Up To Cancer,’ the multi-network simulcast fundraiser, will return for its third edition in September. CBS, ABC, NBC and Fox will donate one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime airtime (8-9 PM ET/PT) for the special.  Cable networks HBO, HBO Latino, Bio, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo, MLB Network, mun2, Palladia and VH1 also have committed airtime to the telecast, with more expected to join in.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen’s Tenth Planet Prods are executive producing the show, which like past years will feature performances and celebrities answering calls in the phone bank.

The fundraising special returns September 7.

New Music| Robin Thicke – ‘Top of the World’


Fresh off the premiere of ABC’s singing competition Duets, Robin Thicke unleashes a new free song for the summer,  “Top of the World.”

“Now you feelin’ like a pimp, you got everything you want, no wonder/ ‘Cause you never gave up, now you singing that song all summer,” sings Thicke on the feel-good tune.

“A little thank u to my fans please enjoy this free track for summer,” he wrote on Twitter.

His latest album, Love After War, is available now.

Listen to “Top of the World” below.

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ABC Renews ‘Scandal’


The best new show on network television will return for a second season.

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Stevie Wonder Receiving Icon Honor at Billboard Music Awards


 

FINALLY!

There’s no denying that Stevie Wonder is one of the biggest names in the history of popular music. His music is legendary, but in recent years he’s become the go-to man for paying tribute to other artists. If you look back at awards shows from the past decade that involved a tribute or honor, most likely you’ll see Stevie behind the piano.

The 61-year-old living legend will receive the Billboard Icon Award at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, which airs live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET from the MGM Grand Arena.

Since bursting onto the scene in 1963 at 13, Wonder has released 23 studio albums, scored 32 No.1 singles, won 22 Grammy Awards and is one of the best-selling artists of all time.

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Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Nelly Furtado, Linkin Park to Perform at Billboard Music Awards


Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Nelly Furtado and Linkin Park are the newest additions to take the stage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. They join previously announced performers Cee Lo Green, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted.

Clarkson’s recent LP, Stronger, debuted at No. 2 on the Top 200 and has spawned the No. 1 single with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).” Usher, Nelly Furtado and Linkin Park all release their new titles within one week of each other.

Preceded by the addictive “Climax,” Usher’s seventh studio album, Looking for Myself, arrives June 12; Nelly Furtado’s fifth opus, The Spirit Indestructible, drops June 19; and Linkin Park’s LIVING THINGS rolls into stores on June 26.

The 2012 Billboard Music Awards air live May 20 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

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Ashanti Performs ‘The Woman You Love’ on ‘Kimmel’


Ashanti continued the push for her single, “The Woman You Love,” with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday. Flanked by a band and two background dancers, the Grammy winner’s energy was on ten as she whipped her hair and popped her hips for the live audience.

Easily her most energetic performance, I found myself more impressed with her hair flips than the live rendition of the song. Lifted as the lead single from her upcoming fifth album Braveheart, arriving June 19, “The Woman You Love” has yet to make a dent on radio or the charts. Hopefully, we’ll hear a stronger single before the album drops.

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‘Dancing With the Stars’ Cast: Gladys Knight, Sherri Shepherd, ‘Steven Q. Urkel’


Soul legend Gladys Knight, “The View” panelist Sherri Shepherd, and “Family Matters” icon Jaleel White are among the 12 celebrities joining season 14 of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

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