Camila Cabello Announces New Collaboration with Lil Nas X Titled “He Knows”

Camila Cabello is in the know(s)…

The 27-year-old Mexican & Cuban singer and former Fifth Harmony member has announced a new collaboration with Lil Nas X titled “He Knows” via her Instagram account.

Camila Cabello, Lil Nas XIt’s all part of the lead up to the release of her upcoming album, C,XOXO, her third album.

“SHE’S A PROVOCATEUR, DANCEFLOOR CONNOISSEUR,” she captioned a close-up photo that was seemingly taken at the Met Gala earlier in the week, in which Lil Nas X is seen embracing Cabello with a perfectly manicured hand complete with acrylic nails and sparkling jewels.

In the caption, Cabello noted that “He Knows” will be arriving on Friday, May 10.

On Monday (May 6), the pop star took to social media to announce her fourth solo album, C,XOXO, alongside the cover art which features a shot of the “Havana” singer with her recently dyed blonde hair, licking a blue lollipop and looking into the camera. In the caption, she reveals that the project arrives on June 28.

Here’s a link to the post.

Cabello’s new project will be the follow-up to her April 2022 LP Familia, which reached No. 10 on the Billboard 200 upon its release. The record featured singles “Don’t Go Yet” and “Bam Bam” with Ed Sheeran, which peaked at Nos. 42 and No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively.

 

Earlier this year, Cabello introduced her new album era with the Playboi Carti-assisted “I Luv It,” which samples Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade” and finds her interpolating Rihanna.

Shakira Makes Red Hot Debut at This Year’s Met Gala, Earning Best Dressed Honors

Shakira is celebrating a red-hot red carpet debut on fashion’s biggest night…

The 47-year-old Colombian Grammy-winning singer/songwriter walked the steps at the Met Gala for the first time on Monday, looking stunning in red as she climbed the stairs.

Shakira, 2024 Met GalaShakira donned a spicy red gown by Carolina Herrera that gave off a flamenco vibe with its dramatic train and cape detailed with voluminous ruffled sleeves resembling an abstract rose.

The look also featured a sexy high slit at the leg, an open back, a low-cut sweetheart neckline and skin-baring cutouts on the sides. Adding a touch of sparkle, a diamond starburst ornament with a matching red stone was pinned to the front of the dress.

Shakira — who posed on the red carpet with Carolina Herrera creative director Wes Gordon — accessorized with simple red platform heels and a diamond rope necklace. She wore her long hair down in natural waves, and kept her glam simple and understated.

Bad Bunny, 2024 Met GalaBad Bunny, who served as co-chair of the Met Gala this year, blended personal identity, cultural homage and fairytale fantasy, perfectly encapsulating the “Garden of Time” dress code for the event in his red carpet look.

His striking look consisted of a custom outfit from the Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection by John Galliano. Benito’s ensemble was laden with symbolic and cultural references; it featured a black satin corset and a navy barathea wool smoking jacket adorned with black grosgrain lapels. The jacket’s stitching was notably unusual, with an inside-out appearance that added an avant-garde twist to his attire.

Complementing the look was his gigantic beret made of blue foam paired with tiny sunglasses. This choice of headwear added a dramatic flair that was both whimsical and fashion-forward.

On his feet, the “Me Porto Bonito” singer sported shoes that were no less unusual — they were crafted to resemble the shape of a goat, further enhancing the eccentric, storybook theme of his outfit.

Adding a personal touch and a nod to his heritage, Bad Bunny carried a black Flor de Maga, the national flower of Puerto Rico, which symbolizes the island’s bravery and resilience during challenging times.

Jennifer Lopez, 2024 Met GalaJennifer Lopez, another co-chair for the event, stuck to her signature luxe bombshell style for fashion’s biggest night. She walked the carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a ravishing sheer gown dripping with rhinestones and silver pearls. Designed by Daniel Roseberry, the custom Schiaparelli haute couture piece had a dramatic sculptural neckline, whose branchlike elements jutted out to the sides. It was draped and slitted at the front with illusion tulle, and had a train that pooled around her feet.

The strapless sheath gown was made with over 2.5 million silver foil bugles and beads, and took over 800 hours of hand embroidery to create.

J.Lo paired it with silky champagne peep-toe heels, a massive diamond necklace in the shape of a bird, diamond bracelets and drop earrings, a silky envelope clutch, and a messy topknot.

Karol G made her Met Gala debut embodying this year’s theme “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” in a sheer, crystal-embellished Marc Jacobs gown.

The 33-year-old Colombian singer elevated the structured, floor-length piece — and leaned further into fairycore — with prosthetic fairy ears, ethereal makeup and platinum locks that fell to her waist.

Karol G told Vogue that the event “was the perfect opportunity for me to express how I love fairies and dreamy vibes and fantasy.”

“And this was the world I wanted to go with, with Marc Jacobs, who is the designer of the dress,” she added.

Colman Domingo, 2024 Met GalaColman Domingo paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman and André Leon Talley at the event by wearing a cape that extended from his jacket, which he paired with wide-legged pants.

“They both wore capes when they were at the Met,” Colman told E! “Everything I do, I feel like it’s gotta be for the culture. It’s gotta be more than just for me.”

He continued, “I wanted to honor these brothers who were here before me as well.”

The Rustin actor honored the Black Panther star and the late Vogue journalist at the Met Gala. Colman’s suit was designed by Willy Chavarría and kept on theme carrying a bouquet of lilies.

Rosalia, 2024 Met GalaRosalia made her big return to the Met Gala, keeping her look simple, yet sophisticated with a black strapless gown by Dior that she paired with a chic veil.

“Embodying lady Dior. Embodying Maria Grazia‘s eyes,” she told Vogue‘s official red carpet co-hosts Gwendoline Christie and Ashley Graham at the event.

“I’m wearing all black because when I heard about the theme I heard it was about Sleeping Beauty. I was like, ‘What is this for me?'” she continued. “I thought about dreams. When you fall asleep, you close your eyes, you see black, you see darkness. That’s the prelude for the dreams. Today, I’m celebrating Dior and I’m a black tulip. By the way, by the way, Stephen Jones did this headpiece.”

Her look took over 1,800 hours of work to assemble.

Omar Apollo, 2024 Met GalaOmar Apollo stood out in a sharply tailored black suit by Loewe, epitomizing vintage chic.

Camila Cabello, 2024 Met GalaCamila Cabello channeled sophistication in a slit bronze-colored Ludovic de Saint Sernin gown complemented by Ring Concierge jewels and a blonde ponytail.

Rauw Alejandro, 2024 Met GalaRauw Alejandro opted for a gleaming metallic shirt paired with a silk white blazer, adding a touch of sleek sophistication.

Cardi B, 2024 Met GalaCardi B stepped out at the Met Gala in the largest dress ever seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The Grammy-winning rap superstar donned a voluminous black dress that surrounded her on the carpet. She also rocked a matching beehive-style headpiece to add height to her look and the most luscious green jewels to match the greenery of the carpet’s backdrop.

Her appearance at the event, which featured the dress code “The Garden of Time,” marks her fifth showing at fashion’s biggest night.

Penélope Cruz to Serve as Co-Chair of 2023 Met Gala

Penélope Cruz has Met her match…

The 48-year-old Spanish Oscar-winning actress will serve as a co-chair of this year’s Met Gala, an annual exclusive fashion exhibition for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Penelope Cruz

Cruz is among a list of celebrity co-chairs that includes Dua Lipa, Roger Federer and Michaela Coel.

They’ll be joined by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who has led the event since 1995.

Co-chairs serve as ambassadors for the event, according to Vogue. They provide input on the eclectic guest list, decor and the overall vibe of the event, which is invitation-only and to which tickets are priced at $35,000.

The 2023 theme for the fashion event is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”

On the evening of the May 1 event, celebrities will honor Lagerfeld’s legacy. He led the fashion houses Chanel, Fendi, and Chloé before his death in 2019.

Anitta Teams Up with Maluma for Steamy Music Video for New Collaboration “El Que Espera”

Anitta has someone hot waiting for her

The 29-year-old Brazilian singer/songwriter has joined voices with Maluma to release the steamy new music video for their collaboration “El Que Espera.”

In the clip, Anitta and Maluma – two international music superstars – appear on the set of a film production.

When the cameras are rolling, the two seem to be happy, passionate lovers, but when they’re off, the arguments ensue.

This year has been an exciting year for Anitta, as she dropped her much-anticipated album, Versions Of Me, performed at Coachella, and made an appearance at the Met Gala.

But no matter how quickly her star is rising, she promises to always be a source of inspiration to her home country, Brazil.

“When we get fame, we can get lost in this game and forget who we are,” she said in recent interview with Interview. “Why did I start this whole thing? Why am I doing this? For me, it was never about getting famous and rich. It was about changing my people’s lives, my country’s life. So if I’m going to the Met Gala or Coachella or the VMAs, it’s not because I want to show off. It’s because I want my country to believe that they can go to places that they’ve never been.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda to Serve as Co-Chair & Host of This Year’s Met Gala

Lin-Manuel Miranda is ready to Met a new challenge…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, playwright, producer and film director will as one of the hosts and co-chairs of this year’s Met Gala.

Lin-Manuel MirandaMiranda will host the event, which will reflect the strong Hollywood theme, alongside Ryan ReynoldsBlake Lively and Regina King.

The Met Gala, set for May 2, a primary source of income for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, follows last September’s scaled-back, pandemic-restricted “mini-gala” that launched the Met’s two-part exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

The exhibit will include “cinematic vignettes” exploring the roots of American fashion and designed by film directors King, Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Chloé Zhao, Tom Ford, Janicza Bravo, Julie Dash and Autumn de Wilde.

Ford, Adam Mosseri and Anna Wintour will continue their roles as honorary co-chairs for the May event.

The “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” exhibit will open to the public on May 7.

Maluma Named New Face of Versace Man’s Latest Advertising Campaign

It’s a high-style first for Maluma

The 27-year-old Colombian singer-songwriter has been named the new face of Versace Man for the fashion brand’s latest advertising campaign.

Maluma, Versace Man

This marks his first campaign with the luxury fashion house that was founded by the late Gianni Versace.

In a set of photographs by duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Maluma is rocking a hot-pink suit, a green dress vest, and a varsity jacket finished with brand patches and “Donatella” embroidery, welcoming the 2022 Spring-Summer collection.

Maluma, Versace Man

“Maluma has long been a part of my Versace family and I’m so excited for him to star in his first campaign with Versace,” Donatella Versace said in a statement. “I loved the way he played with the camera and the fact that he was as much at ease in front of the camera as he is in front of a stadium full of people singing his songs!”

For Maluma, who also models with his own dog, Buda, fashion is one of his biggest passions outside of music.

“For me, this is a dream come true to be the face of an iconic fashion house like Versace and continuing to represent Colombia globally through music, fashion, and much more,” he expressed. “Together, we have created memorable moments with custom performance and red carpet looks, magazine covers, and the amazing Met Gala 2021 design. With this campaign, we are creating more memories as a fashion family together. One of my greatest highlights for 2022 will be my dog Buda in his first campaign with me – A man’s best friend joins fashion. This is to have many more memories with my Versace family.”

In a comment on Instagram, Donatella congratulated Maluma, calling him a “superstar” and “our Versace king.” “The world’s not ready to see these photos of you,” she noted.

Cardi B Releases New Single “Bet It” for New Halle Berry MMA Film “Bruised”

Cardi B isn’t afraid to get Bruised

The 29-year-old half-Dominican American rap superstar has released the grinding new single “Bet It” for the soundtrack to the new Halle Berry MMA film Bruised.

Cardi B

Cardi B executive produced the landmark album featuring all-female rappers alongside Berry — who also makes her directorial debut with the film — taking listeners on a steely eyed trip through her rise to global superstardom over a chilled-out beat, subtle strings and a prominent Spanish-language sample.

 

“And my life is a movie, only Cardi could direct it/ Only take cash, they ain’t never gave credit/ Had to risk it all in myself so I bet it/ Started on the pole, in the end don’t regret it,” Cardi raps in the first verse, in which she takes shots at haters who’ve tried to question her authenticity.

The chorus of the Cool and Dre-produced song prominently features a swaying sample of “Algo de Mí” by Camilo Sesto, the 1972 title track from the Spanish singer’s debut album.

The second verse dips into more torn-from-the-headlines career highlights, as Cardi B spits, “I got dressed for the stages, got dressed for the court/ Dressed for my husband, told him ‘Rip this s–t off/ Got dressed for the GRAMMYs, then I left with awards/ Hundred thousand dollars dress left on the floor/ They was losin’ they mind when I hit the Met Gala/ Tail so long, it dragged thirty minutes after.”

Cardi B also casually mentions her mansion (and its in-house chef) as well as plans to set up her three-year-old daughter with husband Offset, Kulture. In the end, well, she all she does is win. “Now I get a big bag, that’s a big move/ From the Bronx to the ‘burbs, make big moves/ Rock red bottoms, made ’em big shoes/ Play goose, and I’m so focused/ ‘Cause the money never made me bein’ broke b—h.”

In a recent interview about the movie, Berry said she wanted a powerful roster of women on the soundtrack of the film about a disgraced MMA fighter who steps back into the octagon after her infant son comes back into her life.

“When I thought of what would be the voice that would be the pinnacle of what this soundtrack could be, of course I thought of the queen. Like who wouldn’t want to have a Cardi B song and have her voice and have her talents on their debut?” Berry said.

The actress/director noted that there were initially some copyright issues with the track that affected its ability to get cleared, but after Cardi B fought for its inclusion they worked it out. “Cardi, being so of her word, didn’t say, ‘Oh, it can’t happen.’ She went the extra mile and you made sure that we got the rights to use the record,” Berry said. “I can say, honestly, not everybody would have done that, and I so respect you. You said yes, and you stood by your word.”

City Girls, H.E.R., Saweetie and Baby Tate all feature on soundtrack, in addition to Flo Milli, Rapsody, Erica Banks, Young M.A. and Latto.

City Girls’ “Scared” and Baby Tate’s “Dungarees” were the first two songs available from the collection; the Bruised soundtrack is out now and the film — in theaters now — will hit Netflix on November 24.

Jennifer Lopez to Perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez is ready to Strip down…

The 48-year-old Puerto Rican superstar is set to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.

Jennifer Lopez

J.Lo shared the news when she stopped by the TODAY show Wednesday morning amid chatting with Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie about the Met Gala, Season 2 of her show World of Dance, and her new single “El Anillo.”

She quickly took to Twitter following her TODAY appearance to share her excitement.

Lopez premiered “El Anillo” at the 2018 Billboard Latin Music Awards on April 26, where she delivered a show-stopping performance in a goddess-like headdress and bejeweled bodysuit. She last performed on the Billboard Music Awards in 2014, when she also received the Icon Award.

Along with J.Lo, this year’s star-studded roster of BBMAs performers includes Camila CabelloShawn MendesKelly Clarkson (who is also hosting the show), John LegendDua LipaBTS and this year’s Icon Award recipient, Janet Jackson.

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato also just announced that they’ll team up for a performance of their new collaboration “Fall In Line,” which will mark the world premiere of the song.

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT.

Gomez Graces Cover of Vogue Brasil with Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquiere

Selena Gomez is Voguing it in style…

The 23-year-old half-Mexican American singer/actress graces the cover of Vogue Brasil with Louis VuittonSelena Gomez Vogue Brasil‘s creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere.

 

Gomez and the French fashion designer were photographed by Bruce Weber for one of two covers for Vogue Brasil‘s June issue.

Gomez shared the news with her 80 million followers on Instagram and hinted at a possible collaboration with the brand, writing, “exciting things coming with this brilliant man.”

Gomez has been a strong ambassador for the French fashion house already, attending Ghesquiere’s shows and wearing Louis Vuitton to the Met Gala.

Vergara to be Immortalized in Wax at Madame Tussauds

It’s true… Sofia Vergara has one heckuva (wax) figure…

The 40-year-old Colombian actress will be immortalized with lifelike wax figures at New York City’s Madame Tussauds wax museums in New York and Las Vegas beginning June 4.

Sofia Vergara

“We are very excited about Sofia Vergara’s arrival at Madame Tussauds. She has become one of the most recognized and popular talents in the world and we know her fans and our visitors will love her figures,” said museum representative Janine DiGioacchino in a statement.

The three-time SAG Award-winning Modern Family star was an “enthusiastic participant” in the figure creation process, which took four months.

The museum’s artists had to take thousands of photos and measurements of Vergara to get her image just right.

In New York, the wax figure of Vergara will show off her curvas with the same Marchesa dress that she wore last year to New York City’s Met Gala.

For her Las Vegas waxwork, Vergara gave the museum the form-fitting black dress accented with leopard-print sleeves originally worn to promote the third season of Modern Family.

Vergara joins the list of celebrities who in recent years have seen their immortalized in wax, including Penelope Cruz, Angelina Jolie and Lady Gaga.