Ke$ha : Billboard’s Top Newcomer

Ke$ha enjoyed a champagne shower on the cover of Billboard’s latest issue.

The 23-year-old pop star had reason to celebrate — she was named the magazine’s Hot 100 Artist of the Year, as well as Top New Artist!

“I pretty much feel like I’ve been reborn into this completely different existence. My entire life has become making music and playing shows, and I love it,” K$ tells Billboard about her whirlwind past year.

Ke$ha striked a pose at the 40 Principales Awards 2010 on Friday (December 10) at Palacio de los Deportes in Madrid, Spain.

The 23-year-old pop star, who was nominated for best non-Spanish international artist and best non-Spanish song (for “Tik Tok”), later hit the stage to perform.

“Spain. r u ready for my ponytail?” K$ tweeted.

Nicki Minaj : ‘Too Much’ At Tao

Nicki Minaj celebrated her 26th birthday at trendy hotspot Tao on Thursday (December 9) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The “Your Love” rapper was joined by her pals Amber Rose and Cassie on the red carpet. Nicki’s actual birthday was the night before (December 8).

Earlier in the week, Nicki made an appearance on Lopez Tonight, where she wore a barbed wire booty protector!

Nicki was one of the top searched for celebrities on Google in 2010, behind only Justin Bieber, Shakira, Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Ke$ha.

Lady Gaga : ‘Deathly Hallows’ At Chanel

She’s one of the most memorable stars in pop music, and Lady Gaga’s new wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussaud’s in London, England today (December 9).

The “Bad Romance” songstress’ wax likeness looked unbelievably authentic, complete with a Philip Treacy Telephone hat along with a Giorgio Armani getup and massive high heels.

Pushing forth with her overseas touring efforts, Lady Gaga was all dolled up in black as she visited Meccaniche Recording Studios in Milan, Italy on Saturday night (December 4).

The “Just Dance” hitmaker was accompanied by a security staffer as she reportedly partook in a photo shoot session while also taking the stage at Mediolanum Forum for a concert during the course of the evening.

Making the most of her time overseas, Lady Gaga was spotted doing some retail therapy in Via Sant’Andrea, Milan, Italy today (December 3).

The flamboyant pop star hit up the Chanel boutique for some new duds, looking a bit discombobulated as she strolled past the paparazzi.

Nicki Minaj : Pink 4 All-Day

Nicki Minaj signed copies of her new album Pink Friday at Best Buy Union Square on Tuesday (November 23) in New York.

The 25-year-old rapper rocked rainbow tipped hair, which she debuted earlier that day while unveiling Pink 4 Friday lipstick at the MAC store in Times Square.

On Thursday (November 18), Nicki Minaj poses outside The Ed Sullivan Theater with fans before The Late Show with David Letterman in New York City.

On Wednesday (November 17), Nicki Minaj greeted fans outside The Wendy Williams Show in New York City.

The 25-year-old rapper performed her hit song “Right Thru Me” on the show and chatted about her new album, Pink Friday, which hits stores on Monday (November 22)!

Mischa Barton : ‘Awkward’ Lady Of The Moment

As Marissa Cooper in hit TV show The O.C. she was considered the epitome of the beautiful California girl, covering countless magazine covers.

But these days, Mischa Barton has to resort to some dubious methods to get attention.

The 24-year-old stepped out in Los Angeles on Tuesday (November 23) wearing the latest in a seemingly endless line of eccentric and highly questionable outfits.

Dressed in a leopard-print coat, pink dress under a baggy orange T-shirt and a pair of large butterfly sunglasses, the actress cut a ridiculous figure as she clutched a bottle of energy drink in her hand.

After a series of bit-parts and failed projects, Mischa Barton was clearly thrilled to be finally getting back to work as she filmed in Beverly Hills.

The O.C. star wore a typically quirky ensemble as she walked around the upmarket suburb followed by a camera crew.

She sported some head-turning bright red lederhosen-style shorts over an aztec-print shorts. Hey, at least she added some chic accessories to the bizarre outfit with a tan bag and two-tone ankle boots.

A mike pack was visible peeking out from the back of Mischa’s high-waisted shorts as a cameraman shadowed her.

Ke$ha : Funky ‘Garbage’ Girl !

Ke$ha left the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio after making an appearance on the show on Monday (November 22) in Los Angeles.

The 23-year-old pop phenom, who is currently gracing the cover of Complex magazine, wore a pair of 3D studded glasses while meeting with her fans after the show.

Ke$ha joined up to Jimmy Kimmel wearing the same shade of lipstick on Monday (November 22) in Hollywood.

The 23-year-old pop star dropped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live studio, where she performed on the outdoor stage, complete with fire and crowd surfing!

Ke$ha walked down Crown Street while doing some shopping wearing a shirt full of skulls and a cross necklace on Tuesday (November 16) in Sydney, Australia.

The 23-year-old pop sensation tried on clothes, like a leopard print jacket, for photographers waiting outside.

Later in the day, Ke$ha stripped down to go swimming at the beach and wrapped herself in a towel afterward.

Nicki Minaj : ‘Billboard’ Girl !

Nicki Minaj graces the cover of Billboard’s upcoming issue, where she’s named The First Lady of Hip-Hop!

Here’s what the 25-year-old rapper had to share:

On life before making it big: “The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious. I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That’s when I went to my mother and said, ‘Look, I’m not going back to work.’ I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude.”

On waiting tables: “I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad.” More…