Luke Bryan has never shied away from infusing a little sex appeal into his brand of country music. Even if he regularly does so with a goofy “can you believe this?” grin. But last night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Bryan went full-on Barry White, turning in a sultry take on new single “Strip It Down.” Sidebar Readers’...

Original N.W.A members Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, DJ Yella and MC Ren will participate in a YouTube livestream on Tuesday tied to the upcoming biopic Straight Outta Compton. The hip-hop icons will join director F. Gary Gray, cast members O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell, moderator MC Lyte and “members of the Compton community” to discuss...

Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” is her first Number One hit. Andrew Toth/WireImage After so much talk this year about the lack of feminine presence on country radio, country’s newest hit female, Kelsea Ballerini, celebrated her first Number One, “Love Me Like You Mean It,” with a party Monday full of awards and gratitude...

breaking news Kelly Rutherford defiantly showed up for the court hearing where she’s supposed to surrender her children to her ex-husband — but she did NOT bring the kids.  TMZ broke the story … Kelly was ordered to appear before a NY judge because Daniel Giersch is demanding Kelly return their 2 kids to him in Monaco. Kelly’s visitation...

Fresh off announcing that the Grateful Dead’s music will live on as Dead & Company, Bob Weir will sit down with Dan Rather for a wide-ranging chat that will air on the newscaster’s AXS TV series The Big Interview. In the above clip, the guitarist discusses his musical influences, Jerry Garcia and what Grateful Dead song he wants played at his own...

breaking news Leonardo DiCaprio fought the French and won … but all he has to show for it is a few grand.  The “Titanic” star was awarded $ 9,000 in damages from the French magazine, Oops! Leo filed suit a few months back over a cover story alleging he got Rihanna pregnant, and didn’t want the baby.  Frederic Truskolaski, owner of the mag,...

When ex boxing champ Kassim Ouma gets out of Africa, he could land right in jail — there’s now a warrant out for his arrest after he went M.I.A. from court last week. According to docs, Ouma was supposed to be in front of the judge on Aug. 5 for a progress report in his felony drug possession case. TMZ Sports broke the story … Ouma was arrested...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. didn’t defame his ex-GF Josie Harris when he said she was using all kinds of drugs — because she really was popping the pills, and he says he’s got proof. Floyd filed new docs responding to Harris’ $ 20 million lawsuit in which she claims the boxer told Katie Couric all kinds of lies — including that she was in a...

Former Clippers owner Donald Sterling is suing V. Stiviano and TMZ over the recording and publishing of a conversation he had with Stiviano. Sterling filed the lawsuit Friday in L.A. … claiming Stiviano “surreptitiously” recorded their convo sometime between September 2013 and April 2014 — and then either she, or her agents, provided that recording...

Lately, Tim McGraw has discovered a novel way of warming up for his concerts while giving fans a peek into his private world at the same time: He’s been recording informal jam sessions of choice cover songs before hitting the stage. Sidebar See Tim McGraw Cover Lynn Anderson’s ‘Rose Garden’ » In the hours before his Chicago show on Saturday,...