Rihanna is aiming for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" status with her next album. Alicia Keys says she's "not a branding concept." Gary Coleman is cremated and Oprah Winfrey gets a Hollywood Star. Plus, there's a baby out there that can cut a rug better than you can.
Here's what you had to say:Nik commented: "I like Rihanna, but let's be serious." J. McMorris wrote: "I know seasoned artists that wouldn't dare to even think that their album's could touch MJ's "Thriller!"
Rihanna is aiming really high for her next album. Def Jam A&R exec Bu Thiam says he’s pushing RiRi to shoot for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Think she can do it? [Marquee]
In the July issue of Elle, Alicia Keys talks about her authenticity, saying, “My look isn’t plotted out, like, I’m going to have red hair because it’s a new record. It has to be genuine, not a branding concept.” [Elle]
As Gary Coleman requested, the actor’s remains were cremated yesterday, three weeks after his death. His ashes are locked up, waiting for a court to decide where they go. [CNN]
Apparently, Barack Obama’s Oval Office speech on the Gulf Coast oil spill went over a lot of Americans’ heads. [CNN]
Madame Tussauds wax museum unveiled Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. statues. They are kind of unbelievable. [MTV]
Mel B says she keeps her sexy figure by having sex with her husband five times a day. Sex, it does a body good. [People]
Here come the recalls. Campbell Soup Co. is pulling nearly 15 million pounds of canned “SpaghettOs with Meatballs.” [CNN]
Oprah Winfrey, Will.I.Am and the Muppets are among 30 stars who will be honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame stars. [AP]
Eating more could be the key to weight loss. Yes, it does sound suspicious, but check this out. [CNN]
And, just because it’s Friday and this is so cute, check out this Brazilian baby working it out to samba.