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No Doubt is officially back on the music scene!

The Gwen Stefani-led group, which will release a new album on September 25, has come out with "Settle Down," the first single of "Push and Shove."

Sophie Muller directed the official trucker-based video for the track and told Rolling Stone of the concept: “The idea is they are all driving to meet after having had their separate lives over the last 10 years.”

Watch the video now and prepare for No Doubt's first studio album since 2001:

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There is no mooning involved. Nor is there a nip slip of any kind.

Unexpected waterworks? Nope, not in this case.

But Madonna has come out with the official music video for "Turn Up the Radio," her third track of "MDNA," which is her 12th studio album and is available now around the world.

Watch the Material Girl drive around in a Cadillac convertible and keep your eye out for her boyfriend, Brahim Zaibat, who makes a cameo in the following video:

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Frank Ocean's album Channel Orange will not be sold at Target stores, but the retailer says it's not because of his recent announcement that he is bisexual.

The record has received plenty of praise since debuting early in digital form, and hitting No. 1 on iTunes in 10 countries ... and Target says that's the issue.

The retailer cited the album’s early iTunes release as the reason behind its controversial decision to yank the rapper's album, not Frank Ocean coming out.

F. Ocean

Target denies pulling it due to Ocean's sexuality, saying: “The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false."

"Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business. Our decisions are based on a wide number of factors, including guest demand.”

The Target rep continued: “Target has a longstanding tradition of supporting music and artistry that reflects the diverse landscape of American culture."

Ocean - who has been praised by Beyonce and Russell Simmons, yet criticized by others since coming out - and his camp seemed to accept that reasoning.

His manager Christian Clancy backtracked on a now deleted tweet suggesting the retailer had other motivations for pulling the record, tweeting:

“I would like to apologize for my comments about Target. They are not carrying Franks album because it went digital first. Not for ANY other reason.”

As for Ocean, he offered his own analysis and tweeted "album won't be available at target. blame it on a generational gap. best buy on deck though."

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Rihanna is a girl who makes no apologies for anything, least of all her recent collaboration with Chris Brown, who she calls "dirty" in the best possible way.

In a the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar (see the Rihanna Harper's Bazaar cover here), she discusses teaming up with her ex on her song “Birthday Cake.”

“I thought it would be cute to do it with a guy. I wondered, who can be dirty, someone who people will really believe?” she says of Chris' tag-team effort.

She adds that she wanted a guy "who could be shocking."

A Rihanna and Chris Brown Picture

Rihanna and Chris Brown in simpler, pre-felony assault times.

Even though she and Brown split up after he beat her badly in 2009, the two have made peace since; rumors that they're dating again are commonplace.

There was also the Chris Brown-Drake fight over her, but that's another story. As far as the song goes, Rih stands by it, saying it's all about the music.

“Music is music and my fans have been asking me to record with him,” she said, though many fans objected. “I just felt like it was time. It was time.”

“Look, I understand that people had every right to be concerned about it,” she explains. “But I didn’t see it that way because I’m in a different place.”

She proudly points out that the song hit #2 on the charts even though it wasn’t sold on iTunes, and says she wouldn't rule out future collaborations.

What do you think of Rihanna and Chris collaborating?

 

Should they get back together as a couple?

 

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Finally, it was all about the music for Frank Ocean this week.

Following the artist's much-publicized gay admission - which was followed mostly by notes of support, most recently from Beyonce - Ocean left the controversy behind this week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon... and he simply killed it.

With his first-ever solo album, "Channel Orange," available in hard copy on July 17, the singer gave fans a taste with the following rendition of "Bad Religion." It marked his debut television performance. Give it a look and give it a listen now.

What do you think?

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Palm, meet forehead ... Octomom Nadya Suleman is about to make her musical debut, in the form of a hot new dance track to be released Wednesday, August 1.

Between the Octomom porn movie, her horror film role, the upcoming stripper gig, and the payday loan endorsement deal, her resume sure is growing.

And ridiculous. For whatever reason, Global Groove Entertainment signed her to a deal and already produced her debut single, "Get on the Dance Floor."

It will feature Octomom singing and rapping. Seriously.

Octomom Nadya

Incredibly, the song is being produced by DJ Mr. Mig and Mike Rizzo, who have worked with acts such as Britney Spears, Usher, Beyonce and Taylor Swift.

You can thank her Home Alone porno too. Octomom "felt so liberated" after filming the self-pleasure video, she wanted to find more ways to express herself.

She's also got a boyfriend now in Frankie Grageda ... a 23-year-old bodybuilder. Yes, some guy out there is on the verge of having intercourse with Octomom.

Back to the song: Nadya Suleman allegedly took voice lessons, so you KNOW this will be a watershed moment in music history. Or at least worthy of a post on THG.

August 1 ... the Mayans were only off by six months.

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Police in Prague, Czech Republic, arrested Randy Blythe June 28 and charged the Lamb of God frontman with manslaughter. As of Friday, he was still behind bars.

The 41-year-old was involved in an incident with a fan at a 2010 concert in the city.

After a fan jumped onto the stage from the crowd, Blythe is accused of pushing him back into the audience, inflicting head injuries from which he later died.

In an email Friday, Lamb of God spoke publicly about the case for the first time.

Randy Blythe Photo

Lamb of God thanked fans for their support "of Randy and each of us in this terrible situation" and insisted that they "aren't trying to keep anyone in the dark."

"We have been keeping our heads down and not speaking out due to the fluid nature of the situation and the constantly changing information," they said.

"Within an hour things can do endless 180's. It's maddening. In the two years [since], we were never notified of anything related to this incident."

"Randy is our brother and we assure you, we are all staying very positive, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible."

"The best we can do is to stay positive and continue to support our friend we know is innocent. We know justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part."

[Photo: WENN.com]

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Frank Ocean is a gay man in a very masculine world.

As a result, the hip hop artist - who collaborated with Kanye West and Jay-Z on their joint album - has faced a bit of scrutiny over his announcement earlier this week, in which he opened up about an affair with a man four years ago.

Trina on Stage

Fortunately, music mogul Russell Simmons came to Ocean's defense, and now a rapper named Trina has done the same.

"He's extremely talented and that's what matters," Trina tells TMZ. "I don’t think [Frank's] music sales or the level of support his music obtains should be judged based on his sexual preference.

"If he’s happy and comfortable with his sexuality then so be it. I feel his decision to come forward was bold and honest. It’s his life. Let him enjoy and live it. I wish him much success and happiness."

[Photo: WENN.com]

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She's the American Idol champion! Again!

Based on new figures that came out on July 4, Kelly Clarkson is responsible for the top-selling single of anyone ever associated with the Fox smash, as Billboard reports "Stronger" has sold 3,510,000 copies.

Take that, Carrie Underwood!

Okay, we actually adore Carrie Underwood, but it's that artist's mark that Clarkson broke. The previous best-selling single had been "Before He Cheats," which moves 3,509,000 copies in 2006.

Overall, Underwood remains in the lead as the most popular Idol ever, however. She has moved 13,205,000 total albums as of yesterday, while Kelly is closing in with 11,664,000.

Which of these talented artists is your favorite?

 

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Nas' new song featuring the late Amy Winehouse has surfaced.

The track, "Cherry Wine," premiered on BBC's Radio 1 on Tuesday night. Produced by Amy's longtime collaborator Salaam Remi, "Cherry Wine" will appear on the rapper's tenth studio album, Life is Good, which is slated for a July 17 release.

Take a listen below and see what you think ...

Nas and Winehouse previously collaborated on "Like Smoke," which appeared on the British chanteuse's posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures.

Remi said that Winehouse "left something beyond her years. Her body of work will inspire an unborn generation. I'm blessed to be part of that process."

She was found dead at age 27 at her home in Camden in July 2011. Amy Winehouse's cause of death was determined to be severe alcohol poisoning.

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