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She may have started her career on children’s television, but the hidden meaning behind Ariana Grande’s new song proves that this star is most definitely a grown-up.

Innocently enough when Side to Side’s featured artist Nicki Minaj told MTV that the “whole song is about riding leading to soreness” we presumed she meant riding bicycles because the single’s video shows its lead singer leading a spin class.

But apparently we were very very wrong as it has now been suggested that Side to Side is actually about being left a bit sore after a marathon sex session.  WTF, right?

On Tuesday Girls creator Lena Dunham ever so delicately explained via Twitter that she had experienced “SO MANY EMOTIONZ” after learning that Side to Side is about “getting railed so hard you can’t walk”.

That same day Lena’s comments were retweeted by Ariana herself who contributed nothing more to the puzzle solving expedition than a few cryptic emojis.




Fans are taking the singer’s retweet as confirmation that the rumours are true and, given that the song does contain the phrase “d*ck bicycle” (sorry!), it looks like they mightn’t be too far wrong.



For years fans have watched eagerly as Drake and Rihanna combined their musical talents, got steamy on stage and denied having a romantic relationship.  

But now – just days after the Canadian rapper professed his love for RiRi on the VMA stage – it looks like the pair have at long last made it official.

According to Entertainment Tonight, a source close to Rihanna has revealed that the high profile performers are “definitely a couple”.

The source said: “They are fully dating…No one really knows how long they have been ‘official’ – they just decided to let it become a thing instead of hiding it from everyone.  They’re happy.”

On Sunday night Drake melted the Internet with a loving speech dedicated to the Diamonds singer as he presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.

Describing Rihanna as “one of [his] best friends in the world” the One Dance hitmaker confessed to being in love with the star since he was 22 years old.

The news comes as Rihanna’s ex Chris Brown is arrested at the end off a dramatic police standoff which began with a claim that he had pointed a gun at a woman.

Looks like Drake’s Work finally paid off.

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Fame and fortune may come with many perks, but not being able to venture past your own front door without undergoing an hour’s worth of intensive contouring isn’t one of them.

And while many celebrities give in to the superficial expectations of their respective industries, earlier this year singer-songwriter Alicia Keys chose to ditch the slap in favour of a freer life.

The 35-year-old’s decision – the details of which she outlined in a post on Lenny Letter – initially received widespread praise, but unfortunately for Alicia – and women in general – she has since been subject to a lot criticism online.



Vibin’ with friends tonight at the #VMAs

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On Sunday night the best-selling author stunned in a bohemian style full-length dress at the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in New York but despite looking amazing, the star’s critics quickly came out in force to shame her makeup-free face.

Examples of the comments written about at the singer include: “I understand Alicia Keys wants to do the ‘no makeup’ thing but baby girl at least get some concealer and lashes.”

And: “Fill in the brows and a little bit of tinted lip balm.  And she’ll be straight.”



Beautiful night

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Meanwhile, the mother of two was also accused of straight up lying about the fact she went au naturel. 

One Twitter user wrote: “Alicia Keys is wearing makeup.  JUST SAYING”.  While another said: “We all know you wear bb cream, sis.  Also, how does no makeup correlate to this haggard look you’re running around with.”

Yesterday the American activist addressed her critics on social media by sharing a photo of her makeup free self blowing a kiss at the camera along with the caption: “Ya’ll, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti-makeup.  Do you!”  




So far the post has been retweeted 58,000 times and has received 100,000 likes.

It’s pretty clear the No One singer is more than happy with her new beauty regime as she has already vowed to maintain her natural look for the upcoming series of The Voice.

You go girl!


It’s been seven years since Jenni JWoww Farley first appeared on screens as part of MTV’s controversial reality series Jersey Shore.

And while the 30-year-old television personality hasn’t been absent from the spotlight since the show ended in 2012, she certainly looks a whole lot different than she did the last time we saw her.

Last night the New York native was photographed alongside her Snooki & JWoww co-star Nicole Polizzi while attending the MTV VMAs and she looked close to unrecognisable as she posed in a figure-hugging black dress.

The mother of two looked very mermaid-esque with her waist-length locks and fishtail style gown, but her strikingly different appearance has reignited rumours that she’s had some cosmetic work done on her face.

Despite having been open about having her boobs enhanced shortly before her 21st birthday, in 2014 the former party girl denied having her face enhanced in a social media post.

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JWoww and Snooki: Getty

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She’s one of the most controversial personalities to emerge from MTV’s 16 and Pregnant so it’s no surprise all eyes were on Farrah Abraham at the station’s Video Music Awards ceremony in New York last night.

And – clearly not wanting to deflect any attention that might come her way – the reality TV star arrived at the high profile event dressed from head to toe as the popular comic book character Wonder Woman.

While Farrah’s Lady Gaga-esque boots, oversized temporary tattoo, skimpy cape and turquoise coloured hair did earn her a place on a whole host of “Worst Dressed” lists this morning, the 25-year-old’s look did have one redeeming feature – her unbelievable nails.



When your amazing #vmas fuck the rest your the best #TeenMomOG done with all then trash I got better shit to do

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In keeping with her own Wonder Woman theme, Farrah donned a manicure fit for a superhero as her lengthily nails also arrived to the event dressed in red, white and blue.

Images from Instagram show that each of the model’s nails had been individualised with cartoon images which ranged from partial gold and white stars to Wonder Woman’s face.



Get a closer look at @farrah__abraham's Wonder Woman manicure for the #VMAs #wonderwoman #teenmomOG

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While Farrah’s outfit might not have been to everyone’s taste, there’s no denying that her nails were totally on fleek.

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They’ve one of the most talked about celebrity relationships of recent years, but that hasn’t stopped fans from weeping with joy over Drake’s love declaration for Rihanna at last night’s VMAs.

While presenting the Work singer with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award – aka the MTV VMA Lifetime Achievement Award – Drake dedicated a heartfelt speech to “the most beautiful, talented woman [he has] ever seen in [his] life”.

In a modern fairytale moment – which saw Drake stand in full tux professing his love for a satin gowned Rihanna – the rapper described RiRi as “one of [his] best friends in the world” and “someone [he’s] been in love with since [he] was 22 years old”.  Awhhh!


During his speech he spoke candidly about the first time he and the Barbadian beauty met – FYI it was 11 years ago in a restaurant called Avocado – and how despite having now achieved an “untouchable level” of success, Rihanna has remained totally true to herself.

He said:  “Some artists need to play a character to achieve success, some need to downplay their own natural instincts to blend in.  She succeeds by doing something no one in this industry does, which is being herself.”


Fans of the pair were quick to announce their own joy at Drake’s revelations, with one Twitter user writing: “Drake’s 29 now, so he’s been in love with Rihanna for 7 years…….I’m not crying….YOU’RE CRYING.”

While another said: “Drake just admitted he’s in love with Rihanna.  AND WE ARE OFFICIALLY WRITING FROM THE GRAVE.”

For all the feels, check out Drake’s speech in full below:

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It’s one of the most important music events on the celebrity social calendar, and it looks like this year’s MTV Video Music Awards ceremony is going to be just as impressive as its predecessors.

It has been revealed that Ariana Grande will be performing at the star-studded affair, which will be held in New York’s Madison Square Garden this Sunday.

The 23-year-old songstress will be joined on-stage by none other than Nicki Minaj to perform Side to Side from Ariana’s latest album Dangerous Woman.



#SideToSide #VMAs  @nickiminaj @mtv

A video posted by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on


According to E! News, Britney Spears, Rihanna and Nick Jonas have all been named as performing acts, while Kim Kardashian, Rita Ora, Alicia Keys and Jayden Smith are among this year’s presenters.

Beyoncé looks set to land herself an award or two on the night as her eleven nominations have already seen her break the VMA record for the most nominations.



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