The Weeknd Covers Billboard Magazine

With his new “Beauty Behind The Madness” album dropping on Friday, The Weekndgraces the front cover of Billboard magazine’s latest issue. Toronto singer talks inspiration from Michael Jackson, making his mother proud, topping the Hot 100 charts, hitting the stage with Taylor Swift and more.

Check out some excerpts from the interview below.

Making his mother Proud:

“I couldn’t face her until I made something out of myself. I couldn’t go back home as a nobody.”

Inspiration from Michael Jackson: “I got emotional, thinking back to the first time he read its lyrics. It’s when I first knew I wanted to write songs.”

When Taylor Swift Brought Him Onstage: 

“When she introduced me and the whole stadium screamed their lungs out, it kind of threw me off. I did not expect that reaction.”

Topping the Hot 100 Charts:

“The pop-star life is a new challenge”

Read the full story on the latest issue of Billboard, which is out now.

YouTube Founder Chad Hurley To Pay Kanye West & Kim Kardashian $440K Over Leaked Engagement Video

Chad Hurley made a huge mistake when he secretly filmed Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s engagement ceremony, then uploaded it to his video sharing service,MixBit.

The incident took place AT&T Park in San Francisco back in 2013. Hurley even signed a confidentiality agreement prior.

Kim and Kanye sued him and now he’s agreed to pay them a $440,000 settlement, according to TMZ.

Hurley probably won’t miss the money. He and his partner Steve Chen sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in 2006.

Judge Sides With ‘Empire’ Actor Terrence Howard In Spousal Support War With Ex-Wife Michelle Ghent

Terrence Howard can breathe a temporary sigh of relief after an L.A. Superior Court threw out his spousal support agreement with ex-wife, Michelle Ghent.

Howard and his lawyers had argued that the actor signed the agreement ordering him to pay Ghent $5,800 a month under duress.

Ghent allegedly blackmailed her ex-husband by threatening to leak a sex tape and nude photos if he didn’t agree.

According to TMZ, Ghent claims Howard owes her $508,000. A huge chunk of that is from his earnings from the television show Empire. An additional $100,000 is for back-spousal support.

Under their original agreement, Ghent was supposed to receive 21% extra if Howard earned over $62,500 a quarter. He was paid $125,000 per episode for season one of Empire.

Ghent also accused Howard of domestic abuse. The judge in the case admonished both parties. “Terrence is a bully, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be bullied.”

TMZ reports that the two will now head back to family law court to work out a new agreement.

New Power Couple? Drake & Serena Williams Get Cozy During Romantic Dinner

Rumors of a romance between Drake and Serena Williams have been floating around for some time. There was speculation that the whole 2012 Common vs. Drizzy beef was about the tennis star.

Fast forward to Sunday, August 23rd. TMZ Sports got their hands on some pics that seem to prove Young Money’s superstar rapper and Serena are more than friends.

The two were photographed having a romantic dinner in Cincinnati. Peep the photos below and let us know your opinion.

Chris Brown Announces New Album “Royalty”

Chris Brown has been on road with his “One Hell of a Night” tour, and now he is ready to release his upcoming album this fall, the follow up to last year’s X.

Breezy took to Twitter last night, to announce that his new album will be titled “Royalty”, as his 1-year-old daughter’s name, who he shares with his ex girlfriend Nia Guzman.

There is no official release date for Royalty, the follow-up to 2014’s X, but the album is expected this fall.

Rita Ora – ‘Body On Me’ ft. Chris Brown (Official Music Video)

Rita Ora drops the official music video for “Body On Me” single featuring Chris Brown off her upcoming U.S. album. In the sexy clip directed by Colin Tilley Rita and Breezy play neighbors who meet up in an elevator, make it out on the couch in the intimate scenes and end up on the rooftop for some dirty dancing.

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