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Will Adam Lambert Be the Next IDOL Mentor?

Keith Urban had to return to Australia for family matters, so Adam Lambert sat in as a judge during American Idol auditions.

According to, last year’s official mentor, Randy Jackson, has yet to be announced for the show’s next season. This leaves speculation as to whether or not Lambert wants that job? The answer is – maybe.

In an interview, Lambert tells, “I don’t know…I have a lot going on. I’m working on an album. We might go back out on the road with Queen — so, I don’t know yet. There’s a lot happening. Time is the issue.”

Adam says he likes the idea. “I feel like (mentoring) is a way to give back,” he explains. “I know it sounds corny, but I want to help the contestants with the light bulb that could go off.”

Idol begins its 14th season in January.

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Whitney Houston Live Album Coming This Fall

Whitney Houston’s fans will soon be able to buy the late singer’s first-ever live album, titled Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.

Nearly three years after the singer’s death, Legacy Recordings has announced the release which will include 16 live songs on CD and 18 performances on DVD. The album will assemble performances from various events and TV appearances across the singer’s career. You can expect to hear are her, still talked about today, Super Bowl rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner as well as her 2009 Oprah performance of I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances will drops November 10th.

Here’s the CD track list:

“Home” (The Merv Griffin Show, 1983)
“You Give Good Love” (The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, 1985)
“How Will I Know” (The Brit Awards, 1987)
“One Moment in Time” (The 31st Annual Grammy Awards, 1989)
“Greatest Love of All” (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
“I Wanna Dance with Somebody” (That’s What Friends Are For: Arista Records 15th Anniversary Concert, 1990)
“The Star-Spangled Banner” (Super Bowl XXV, 1991)
“All the Man That I Need” (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
“I’m Your Baby Tonight” (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
“A Song for You” (Welcome Home Heroes, 1991)
“Medley: I Loves You, Porgy/And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going/I Have Nothing” (The 21st Annual American Music Awards, 1994)
“I’m Every Woman” (The Concert for a New South Africa, 1994)
“I Will Always Love You” (The Concert for a New South Africa, 1994)
“My Love Is Your Love” (Late Show with David Letterman, 1998)
“I Believe in You and Me” (The 16th Annual World Music Awards, 2004)
“I Didn’t Know My Own Strength” (The Oprah Winfrey Show, 2009)

DVD additional tracks:

“My Love Is Your Love” (Music Video)
“When You Believe” (with Mariah Carey) (The 71st Annual Academy Awards, 1999)

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Train Releases New Album

Train’s new album Bulletproof Picasso is in stores today.

In a recent interview, lead singer Pat Monahan said “The whole album is stories of venturing from a small town to San Francisco, and Bulletproof Picasso is about leaving Pennsylvania and sitting there with my friends and saying, ‘Who’s got the balls to do this with me? Who’s made of lead paint and bulletproof?’”

The current Train lineup will play a series of special album-release shows this month to celebrate the arrival of Bulletproof Picasso and its hit single “Angel in Blue Jeans.” On Wednesday and Thursday, they’ll perform in L.A, Sunday and Monday in San Francisco, then on September 25th in New York City.

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One Direction Announces First Single from FOUR, Steal My Girl

When One Direction announced their new album Four, they released for their fans a teaser song from the album, “Fireproof,” as a free download. The album’s official first single as tweet by Liam Payne, is a track called “Steal My Girl.”

The band’s official website says, the single will be available on September 29 everywhere but the U.K., where it’s coming out October 12. If it’s anything like “Fireproof,” it’ll be a huge success: Billboard reports that the song had 1.1 million downloads in 24-hours.

1D’s official Twitter account also posted the artwork for “Steal My Girl.” According to Billboard, the song was co-written by Liam and Louis Tomlinson, along with four other co-writers.

Look for Four to officially drop November 17.

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Iggy Azalea Denies Sex Tape on Twitter

Although her rep has already denied reports that Iggy Azalea appears in a sex tape, she has taken to Twitter to give some strongly worded comments about companies who release such tapes.

As previously reported, Vivid Entertainment announced that they became aware of a sex tape that appeared to feature Iggy, and that if it indeed was her, they were interested in making a deal to distribute it. Now, Iggy says, “obviously I’ve seen the news feed today and i just want to say, I don’t have a sex tape but for the record, anyone who releases or attempts to make profit off someone else’s intimate moments against their will is a sex offender.”

She adds, “It honestly makes me sick to see the media encourage any other attitude towards those sorts of people, we should want to protect our women and i really hope that america will follow Europe and their laws to better protect peoples privacy and fundamental rights.”

She concluded, “And on that note, I’m off to get a manicure. peaaaaccceeeeeee outtttttt *drops the mic.*”

It’s worth noting that Vivid claims it had every intention of getting Iggy’s okay to release the non-existent tape, and to share the profits with her.

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