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How Jordin Sparks lost 50 pounds!

Jordin Sparks landed the August cover of Shape Magazine. The singer posed in a bikini, showing off her recent 50-pound weight loss! So how did Jordin lose the weight?

“There is no secret,” the 22-year-old Sparkle actress told Us at the event. “It’s just eating better and working out! It’s definitely a daily thing.”

Among her favorite ways to get her sweat on: high-energy dance classes like Zumba. “My mom’s best friend is a Zumba instructor and I loved it,” she gushed. “I started with walking then went to jogging and then Zumba. I started [working with a trainer] and we did 30 minutes of circuit training so I didn’t feel like I needed to be in the gym for two hours.”

In addition to intense cardio sculpting sessions, Sparks, who had been dating fellow singer Jason Derulo since last August, had to makeover her diet as well. “I stop now when I’m full,” she admitted. “I love food and I love to eat. My thing was, do I really need seconds or do I want it just because it tastes good?”

But leftovers and second helpings have proven to pay off for the season 6 American Idol champ, who admits that she got extremely emotional when shooting her first bikini cover.

“I could only dream having a cover and looking like that,” she said. “I thought, ‘I did it!’ I had to walk back to my dressing room and I had to pull myself together because I was overwhelmed. I cried. I shed a little tear but I’m really happy with how it turned out.”

She looks amazing, but honestly…….she doesn’t look much different to me. I know she was a bit pudgy, but did she really have 50 pounds to lose? Either way, good for her. She looks beautiful on this cover!

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Posted Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7:07am
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Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and more at the Billboard Music Awards!

Katy Perry won a major award last night at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV. She picked up the Spotlight Award for matching Michael Jackson’s record five No. 1 singles off one album.

Teenage Dream spun off the No. 1 Hot 100 hits “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “Teenage Dream,” “E.T.” (featuring Kanye West), “Firework” and “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.).” The singer nabbed yet another No. 1 this year, with “Part of Me,” the first single off the special edition album Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.

Perry also performed her new single, ‘Wide Awake’ on the BBMA stage. The song was written for her upcoming 3D film, Katy Perry: Part of Me.

Taylor Swift won Billboard’s Woman of the Year, and was presented with her award by Zooey Deschanel.

Billboard also honored the late Whitney Houston, with a tribute performed by John Legend and Jordin Sparks. Jordin starred alongside Whitney in the singer’s last film, “Sparkle”. Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, accepted the Billboard Millennium Award on her mother’s behalf.

“I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all,” she said. “Not just when it was good, but when it was bad too … Thank you so much for showing that much love, because she deserved it.”

There was another tribute last night, and that was performed by Natasha Bedingfield. The singer paid tribute to Donna Summer, who past away from cancer last week.

On a lighter note, Alicia Keys honored Stevie Wonder with the Billboard Icon Award. The duo performed a medley of Wonder’s hits, “Higher Ground” and “Overjoyed.” But before getting off the stage, the pair had one more surprise in store. With a little encouragement from Wonder, who recently celebrated his 62nd birthday and had one wish for the soulful songstress, Keys belted out the chorus of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.”

Note: Adele won 12 awards, but you would have never known that after watching the Billboard Music Awards, so luckily, we have the full list below.

Top Artist: Adele
Top New Artist: Wiz Khalifa
Top Male Artist: Lil Wayne
Top Female Artist: Adele
Top Duo/Group: LMFAO
Top Billboard 200 Artist: Adele
Top Hot 100 Artist: Adele
Top Digital Songs Artist: Adele
Top Radio Songs Artist: Adele
Top Touring Artist: U2
Top Social Artist: Justin Bieber
Top Streaming Artist: Rihanna
Top Digital Media Artist: Adele
Top Pop Artist: Adele
Top R&B Artist: Chris Brown
Top Rap Artist: Lil Wayne
Top Country Artist: Lady Antebellum
Top Rock Artist: Coldplay
Top Alternative Artist: Coldplay
Top Latin Artist: Shakira
Top Dance Artist: Lady Gaga

Top Christian Artist: Casting Crowns
Top Billboard 200 Album: Adele ’21′
Top Pop Album: Adele ’21′
Top R&B Album: Beyonce ’4′
Top Rap Album: Lil Wayne ‘Tha Carter IV’
Top Country Album: Jason Aldean ‘My Kinda Party’
Top Rock Album: Coldplay ‘Mylo Xyloto’
Top Alternative Album: Coldplay ‘Mylo Xyloto’
Top Latin Album: Romeo Santos ‘Formula: Vol. 1′
Top Dance Album: Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way’
Top Christian Album: Casting Crowns ‘Come To The Well’

Top Hot 100 Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Top Digital Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Top Radio Song: Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer ‘Give Me Everything’
Top Streaming Song (Audio): Adele ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Top Streaming Song (Video): Nicki Minaj ‘Super Bass’
Top Pop Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Top R&B Song: Kelly Rowland Feat. Lil Wayne ‘Motivation’
Top Rap Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Top Country Song: Jason Aldean ‘Dirt Road Anthem’
Top Rock Song: Foster The People ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
Top Alternative Song: Adele ‘Rolling In The Deep’
Top Latin Song: Don Omar & Lucenzo ‘Danza Kuduro’
Top Dance Song: LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock ‘Party Rock Anthem’
Top Christian Song: Laura Story ‘Blessings’

Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Pictured below: Justin Bieber, a very adult-looking-and-boob-showing-Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Natasha Bedingfield, Nelly Furtado, Julianne Hough, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Zooey Deschanel, Alicia Keys, Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa, Jordin Sparks and Usher.

Posted Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 8:08am
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TRAILER TIME: See Whitney Houston in her final film, ‘Sparkle’

Oh, it’s just so sad seeing Whitney Houston!!

Here is ‘Sparkle’, the last movie Whitney Houston made. If you ask me, it looks a whole lot like ‘Dreamgirls’, but who knows – maybe it’ll be different!

Posted Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 10:10am
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Rihanna in talks to play Whitney Houston in biopic

Rihanna is reportedly on among a few names on the shortlist of talent who is being considered to play Whitney Houston in a biopic of the late singer’s life.

Whitney’s record label boss, and close friend Clive Davis, is apparently helming the project, and is trying to get a script finalized as soon as possible.

According to Daily Mail, Rihanna is at the top of the list, alongside ‘Dreamgirls’ actress Jennifer Hudson.

Other people on the list are Vivica Fox and Jordin Sparks.

Although movie executives are hoping Riri will sign up for the film, the Talk That Talk singer already turned down the chance to remake Houston’s The Bodyguard last year.

She told OK! magazine: ‘I hate it when singers do singing movies all the time, because you can never look at them as anybody else. I want to play a character. My whole life is playing Rihanna; being a singer won’t be a stretch for me.’
The superstar’s life story had been discussed before her death and the I Will Always Love You singer was excited about the project.

A source told the People newspaper: ‘Whitney knew about the project and was excited to see where it would lead.

‘It’s hoped the biopic will be as successful as Tina Turner movie What’s Love Got To Do With It, which landed two Oscar nominations for Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne who played Tina and Ike Turner.’

Whitney, who was found dead in a bath in the Beverly Hilton, is said to have claimed that she was beaten up by the devil during drug binges.

Her former sister-in-law, Tina Brown, told the Daily Star Sunday: ‘She was always convinced that demons were out to get her when she was high.’

Tina, who is the sister of Bobby Brown, added: ‘On one occasion she told me she was staring at the face of the devil himself… but it was her reflection.’

She claimed that Whitney’s legs were black and blue from self harming when high but she believed that Satan was responsible for the wounds.

Tina, who has served time in jail for drug possession, also claimed that Houston would call drug dealers to her home to prolong parties.

She told the newspaper: ‘She’d cut open a cigar, take the tobacco out, put in marijuana and the whole piece of crack and puff away.’

I wonder if Rihanna can even act. Seems like a very big project to guess if she can pull it off.

Who do you think would make a better Whitney Houston? Rihanna or Jennifer Hudson?

Source, Photos: Fame/Flynet

Posted Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 at 7:07am
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