<p>Gwen Stefani performing on the &quot;Today&quot;&nbsp;show...in the previous decade.</p>

Gwen Stefani performing on the "Today" show...in the previous decade.

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Gwen Stefani signs on as L'Oreal spokeswoman, No Doubt back in the studio

Band started the 2011 dedicated to finishing a new album

Gwen Stefani is the new face of L’Oreal Paris cosmetics. She follows in the footsteps of Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

The first commercial featuring the No Doubt frontwoman pushing the brand will debut during The Golden Globe Awards on  Sunday (Jan. 16).

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<p>&quot;Spider-Man:&nbsp;Turn off the Dark's&quot;&nbsp;official opening has been delayed once more.</p>

"Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark's" official opening has been delayed once more.

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark delays opening for the fifth time

U2's producer Steve Lillywhite helps the production get on track

For the fifth time,  the opening of the Broadway musical, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” has been delayed.

In December,  the show announced the opening would move from Jan. 11 to Feb. 7. Now, producers said “Spider-Man” will officially open now March 15. The delay is “to allow for more time to fine-tune aspects of the show, including the new ending,” according to a statement attributed to lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah J. Harris.

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<p>Katy Perry</p>

Katy Perry

Who tops the Billboard 100 this week? Katy or Bruno?

Can Britney come in at No. 1 next week?

Bruno Mars and Katy Perry continue their game of explosive musical chairs as  “Grenade” blasts back up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, replacing Perry’s “Firework.” This marks the third time the two have switched places.

(However, it looks like there will be a new girl in town next week as Britney Spears’ “Hold It Against Me” is likely to debut at No. 1, according to Billboard. )

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<p>Taylor Swift</p>

Taylor Swift

Watch: Taylor Swift's first nude scene in her 'Back To December' video

Wear your winter coat, it's cold where you're going

You can practically feel the cold coming off the screen in Taylor Swift’s new video for “Back to December,” her ballad allegedly about her relationship with Taylor Lautner. It’s the latest single from her album, “Speak Now,” which is No. 1 on the Billboard 200 again this week.

Because she’s a superstar, Swift, rocking the straight bangs, gets to stay warm in the video as she mopes around her house in nothing but a tank top and sweater (even when it starts to snow inside), bemoaning whatever insensitive thing she did to break this poor boy’s heart, while the object of her disaffection mopes too, but he’s walking through the snow, freezing. He doesn’t look like Lautner so much as Tom Welling, the guy from “Smallville.”

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<p>Lady Gaga at the Grammys?&nbsp;We'd be surprised if she wasn't.</p>

Lady Gaga at the Grammys? We'd be surprised if she wasn't.

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Is Lady Gaga set to play the Grammys? Yes, according to her choreographer

Will she sing 'Born This Way?'

Yesterday, we addressed the rumor that Britney Spears may be appearing at the Feb. 13 Grammy Awards and weighed the chances that multiple-nominee Lady Gaga would debut her new song, “Born This Way,” which comes out the same day as the Grammys, on the show.

The Recording Academy declined to play along, telling us that no act is confirmed until the Academy announces it.

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<p>Blake Shelton</p>

Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton pegged to co-host ACMS with Reba McEntire

The Oscars, the CMAs and ACMs all feel two is better than one

Coed twosomes are all the rage when it comes to hosting award shows. James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting this year’s Oscars, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have very playfully and successfully hosted the Country Music Assn. Awards for the the past three years and now Reba McEntire will be joined by Blake Shelton as her co-host for the Academy of Country Music Awards. It's like Noah's Ark: all hosts must now come in pairs.

McEntire has hosted the award show solo for the last several years. McEntire and Shelton are managed by McEntire’s husband, Narvel Blackstock.

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<p>Eminem</p>

Eminem

Eminem signs two new acts to his Shady Records

Rapper reunites with old friends for Slaughterhouse, adds Yelawolf

Eminem is letting no grass grow under his feet. Not only is he the leading nominee for the forthcoming Grammy Awards and his 2010 set, “Recovery,” was the top-selling album of the year in the U.S., he’s charging back up his business side.

Shady Records, the label he started in 1999 with manager Paul Rosenberg, has signed two new acts, rap group Slaughterhouse and rapper Yelawolf. The label has been relatively quiet lately. Its strongest successes, in addition to Eminem, of course, have been D12 and 50 Cent (in partnership with Dr. Dre's Aftermath).

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Slaughterhouse has some familiar names: members Joe Budden and  Royce da 5’9” both had moderately successful solo careers, and are joined by Crooked I and Joell Ortiz. “Recovery” fans will recall that Slaughterhouse appeared on “Session One,” a bonus track on that set. The group also released an album on E1 in 2009. Eminem and Royce da 5’9” go way back as the duo Bad Meets Evil. Royce appeared on Eminem’s first album.  Slaughterhouse’s Shady Records debut is expected later this year.

Yelawolf appeared on “You Ain’t No DJ,”  a track on Big Boi’s “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty” set and has released a series of mix tapes. The Alabama native is working on his full-length set now.

As we previously reported, Eminem is also ramping up his acting and producing activity. He’s been linked to  star in two new films, “Southpaw” and “Random Acts of Violence, both of which will be co-produced by his partners in Shady Films, Rosenberg and Stuart Parr.
 

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<p>Britney Spears on her last &quot;Circus&quot;&nbsp;tour.</p>

Britney Spears on her last "Circus" tour.

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Grammys sidestep Britney Spears performance queries

Should performances by limited to nominated artists?

Rumors are flying around the internet that Britney Spears will appear on the Grammys. As you know, Spears released “Hold It Against Me,” the first single, to her March album yesterday and the world exploded. Well, not quite, but the song, which we reviewed here,  shot to the top of iTunes download chart and set records for the number of radio spins, according to her label, Jive Records. In its first day, the song had close to 600 plays at Top 40 stations, thanks to some outlets, like LA’s KIIS, which debuted the track, banging it 18 times.

Let the rumors fly says the Recording Academy, The folks who put on the Grammys. They coyly told Hitfix, when asked about Spears’ possible appearance, “Until a press release is issued by The Recording Academy, there are no performers or presenters confirmed.” When asked when the Academy will start putting out press releases about performers, the answer was “shortly.” Uh, thanks.

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<p>Ricky Martin</p>

Ricky Martin

Watch: Ricky Martin's new video, 'The Best Thing About Me Is You'

Come join the beautiful people, bring your magic marker

Oh my. This is tough. It’s clear that “The Best Thing About Me is You,” the new single and video from Ricky Martin is a deeply personal statement for him since coming out last March. It offers a clear, heartwarming message about inclusion that, quite frankly, in these divisive times, can never be stressed enough.

It’s a relentlessly earnest and upbeat song and clip. The simple video, shot primarily against a white or black background often with equality scribblings in a black marker,  features people of all different races, religions (there’s a woman in an abaya) and sexual orientation. Of course, the unifying feature is that they’re all stunningly gorgeous and straight from a modeling agency. (He could have stood to have thrown some normal-looking people in there, I’m just saying...no one could ever possibly object to a world populated by such staggering pretty people, no matter what their political, sexual or religious persuasion).

The video opens like an Amnesty International promo clip. Martin, arms crossed, is silenced by a piece of tape over his mouth (on which is written “You=Me”) as images of different people—a gay couple, a Muslim and  Westerner, a young girl, a very pregnant woman stroking her belly—swirl by and a portentous voiceover says “Love/Equality/Justice/Innocence/Freedom.” If there was ever a well-intentioned clip, this is it. By the end, the multitudes are all together, gently swaying back and forth with Martin. And it bores me to tears. Plus, where's Joss Stone, who sings on the track?

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<p>Green Day</p>

Green Day

Watch: Green Day goes crazy in live clip from 'Awesome as F**K'

Who's their skinny friend?

Green Day is known for its vibrant live shows for good reason: Billie Joe Armstrong often runs around like a man possessed.  Now, even if Green Day hasn’t come to a town near you, you can still enjoy their show via “Awesome As F***K,”  a DVD/CD combo coming out in March culled from its stadium tour behind “21st Century Breakdown.”  We pegged it as one of the most anticipated releases of 2011.

Below is a montage clip of the band as they perform “Know Your Enemy.” Trust me, you’ll be pogoing by the end.  Forget about a concert video, this could be the best workout tape ever. You may be an "American Idiot" if you don't want this one. The band's previous live release as 2005's "Bullet in a Bible."

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