The 2014 CMT Music Awards took place live from Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday, June 4 recognizing today's top country music superstars.
Ahead of the event, nominees and performers made entrances on the red carpet including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban and the night's host, Kristen Bell. Once the CMT Awards got underway, the country music stars took the stage to both accept recognition for their music and perform new songs.
Among the top winners on Wednesday was Underwood who won the top prize Video of the Year for "See You Again." The singer also took the stage alongside another CMT Award-winner, Miranda Lambert, on the song "Somethin' Bad." more >>
Erica Campbell is revealing why she and her Mary Mary group member and sister Tina Campbell will never sing mainstream R&B music.
Campbell, 42, has Grammy, AMA, ASCAP and Image awards among others with her sister as a member of Mary Mary. However, she has made sure to do so as a gospel singer who has never compromised her beliefs to make mainstream music.
"I would never sacrifice my destiny for a dollar sign, and I think far too often in entertainment, we do that," Erica told Sister 2 Sister in the June/July issue of the publication. "They absolutely told us that there would be another million dollars on top of the offer if we sang R&B. They offered us that several times, even after the first record came out." more >>
Beyoncé Knowles' pastor, Rudy Rasmus, defended the singer against Christian critics who have scrutinized her explicit lyrics and videos from her latest album.
Rasmus, who leads St. John's United Methodist Church in downtown Houston and is a longtime friend of both Beyoncé and husband Jay Z, gave his opinion regarding the message behind Beyoncé's music without noting whether it contradicts the purity of Christianity or not.
"I've answered that question many times and the answer is still the same. Beyoncé is a consummate entertainer, and an entertainer entertains. Is the entertainer's entertainment an expression of that person's life and reality? I don't know. But I know when Arnold Schwarzenegger straps on a 30 caliber cannon and blows planes out of the sky, nobody asks the question, 'Arnold why are you walking around for those 90 minutes in that suit with that 30 caliber cannon? What kind of person are you?' I don't think I've heard that question. But at the end of the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an entertainer," Rasmus said, according to The Grio. more >>
The "Jesus Christ Superstar" musical North American tour featuring an all-star cast has been abruptly canceled, reportedly because of low ticket sales.
"My heart is broken. My beautiful talented cast and company I adore. This wonderful show & opportunity is over. I'm so sorry I am devastated," said British actor Ben Foster, who was set to play Jesus Christ in the controversial Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera, on Twitter.
The New York Times reported that on Friday, the cast and crew of close to 300 found out that the tour, which was set to reach 50 North American cities over the summer, was canceled due to poor ticket sales. more >>
Karrueche Tran is revealing why she has decided to publicly defend herself recently.
For three years the 26-year-old model Tran, has been scrutinized by a number of people after she began dating singer Chris Brown, 25. Brown famously dated both Tran and singer Rihanna at the same time and publicly admitted it, resulting in VH1 recently referring to Tran as a music industry "side chick."
After she decided to speak out about it on social media, Tran is revealing why. more >>
Justin Bieber is apologizing after using a derogatory word in the form of a joke to describe black people.
Bieber, the 20-year-old Canadian singer, is known for having a plethora of friends from various ethnicities. However, after TMZ released an old video of the singer joking about black people while using the n-word, some questioned if he could be racist.
"Why are black people afraid of chainsaws," Bieber asks in the video, although an off camera male tells him not to finish the joke. more >>