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Chris Brown loses it after GMA interview, over Rihanna questions

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
Credit: AP Photo

According to reports from TMZ Chris Brown shattered a window and destroyed his dressing room into a fit of rage at “Good Morning America” Tuesday.  He was also said to have ripped his shirt off after anchor Robin Roberts questioned the singer about his assault on Rihanna.

Brown was interviewed by Roberts live to promote his new album “F.A.M.E.” and was caught off guard when he found himself discussing what happened on the night of the 2009 Grammy’s with ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

When Roberts asked about the loosening of a restraining order Rihanna has against Brown, he responded uncomfortably saying, ” It is not really a big deal to me now, as far as that situation I am past that in my life and today is the album day so that is what I am focused on.”

Brown is currently on probation in the felony assault case involving Rihanna.

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Lady GaGa To Get SLDN Award!

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Lady Gaga is to be honored at the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) Annual National Dinner today with the Randy Shilts Visibility Award.

The event will be held in Washington D.C.

GaGa will receive the award in recognition of her “accomplishments in bringing the plight of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service personnel to the public’s attention.”

Army Sergeant First Class Stacy Vasquez, will accept the award on her behalf.

Sergeant Vasquez escorted GaGa at the MTV Video Awards in September.

The organization added:

“Lady GaGa’s outspoken commitment to end ‘Don’t Ask’ discrimination renewed the call for repeal on the national stage and emboldened millions of young people to get engaged, take action and play a decisive role in repealing this bad law. We are profoundly grateful to Lady GaGa for her passion and tireless involvement.”

[Image via WENN.]

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Maroon 5 Singer Adam Levine Gets Naked In Cosmo

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Adam Levine sheds his clothes to bring awareness for prostate and testicular cancer for Everyman.  The photographs will be in the new issue of Cosmo UK so don’t forget to get your copy.

Girlfriend Anne Vyalitsyna assisted in the shoot.  It was her hands that covered Levine’s privates from the camera.

Levine is comfortable with nudity, telling the magazine: “I spend most of my life naked. In fact, I often have to be told by the people around me that it’s inappropriate to be as naked as I am. But I live in California, where it’s always warm, so why not?”

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Lady Gaga sings Someone To Watch Over Me at the Oak Room!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

It may not be the best recording but Lady Gaga does a pretty good rendition of Someone to Watch Over Me at the Oak Room & Bar in NYC’s Plaza Hotel on Wednesday.

What do you think?

Name Your Link

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Meg Ryan And John Mellencamp are dating.

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Reports surfaced that Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have been dating for several weeks!

People who have seen them together say they’re so comfortable with each other

There has been speculation that Ryan may have been the cause of Mellencamp’s divorce but there is no substance to the report.  Others are saying that their romance began some time after the split between Mellencamp and his wife took place.

Queen of romcom Ryan, 49, was known for a long string of romcom’s but probably her most famous was early in her career when she played against Billy Crystal in “When Harry met Sally.” She was previously married to Dennis Quaid and they have a son together.  After the split with Quaid Ryan adopted a daughter.

Mellencamp, 59, has married three times and has a total of five children.

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Chuck Berry, 84, Falls Ill Onstage

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Rock n’ Roll Hall legend Chuck Berry fell ill midway through his performance on Saturday night after he reportedly bent his head to rest it for several seconds on his keyboardist’s piano.  His team at the Congress Theater intervened and although the singer did not lose consciousness, he was escorted off the stage for a medical exam by paramedics.

Many in the crowd had left because of an announcement that the show was over but the entertainer returned to the stage 15-20 minutes later and thanked the fans who remained before exiting the venue in a limo.

Berry 84, signed a release declining further medical treatment, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesperson familiar with the incident.

“All I know is he felt faint, he felt weak, and I was told to call 911,” concert promoter Michael Petryshyn told the WGN/Chicago Tribune team at Chicago Breaking News, shortly after Berry’s departure.

Berry, an octogenarian rock icon was probably best known for hits  like  ‘Johnny B. Goode,’ ‘Roll Over Beethoven,’ ‘My Ding-a-ling,’ and ‘Maybelline’ — had a busy weekend, playing two New Year’s Eve shows in New York City (at B.B. King’s Blues Club) before flying into the Windy City for Saturday’s gig.

Below is Chuck Berry with ‘Johnny B. Goode’ during a 2008 appearance in London:

The Best of Chuck Berry

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Rocker John Mellencamp and wife Elaine split after 20 years together

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Rocker John Mellencamp and his model wife Elaine have announced that they will split after 20 years together.

Mellencamp 51, was previously known by the stage names Johnny Cougar or John Cougar is an rock singer-songwriter, musician, painter and acts on occasion.  He and Elaine met in 1991 when the model was hired to pose for the cover of Mellencamp’s “Whenever We Wanted” album.

After a whirlwind romance (10 weeks) the couple got engaged. The following September, they were wed and have been married for the last 18 years.  They have 2 sons together, Hud and Speck.

In a statement on Thursday, the couple said, via a spokesperson, “John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments both as parents and as a family. They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple.”

Mellencamp has five children in total.

They are Michelle from his first marriage to Priscilla Esterline (1970–81); daughters Teddi Jo and Justice from his second marriage to Victoria Granucci (1981–89); and 2 sons from his most recent marriage.

John Mellencamp Music

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Elton John and David Furnish welcome a baby boy

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Elton John and long term partner David Furnish have become the proud parents of a 7 pounds, 15 ounce baby boy.  The baby who they named Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John was born to a surrogate in California on Christmas Day, US Weekly reported on Monday.

The child is the first for the British rock star and Canadian filmmaker , who have been together since the early 1990s entered into a civil union in 2005.

“We are overwhelmed with happiness and joy at this very special moment,” US Weekly quoted the pair as saying. “Zachary is healthy and doing really well, and we are very proud and happy parents.”

A representative for the couple said that no further details about the surrogacy arrangement would be disclosed.

The Best of Elton John

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Captain Beefheart Dead at 69

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

Captain Beefheart, passed away yesterday (December 17th) at the age of 69 due to complications related to multiple sclerosis.  Beefheart has battled with the disease for many years.

Born Don Van Vliet, on 15th January 1941 in  Glendale, California he has been described as “one of modern music’s true innovators” with “a singular body of work virtually unrivaled in its daring and fluid creativity”

Of Dutch ancestry he claimed to have as an ancestor Peter Van Vliet, a Dutch painter who knew Rembrandt, and said that he remembered being born.

Beefheart is best remember through his counter-culturalist experimentation of the psychedelic rock genre in the 60s and 70s.

He is best known through his association with The Magic Band with whom he recorded a dozen albums over a 15 year period such as Trout Mask Replica and Lick My Decals Off, Baby. Beefheart also collaborated with longtime friend, Frank Zappa.

After his retirement in 1982, he was relatively successful using the visual arts, and gained some notoriety with his minimalist impressionistic oil paintings and abstract style. His artwork has fetched respectable prices, some going from anywhere to $20K to $50K, and his work has been featured in both the Anton Kern and Michael Werner Galleries in New York City.

Captain Beefheart

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The Complete List of Grammy Nominees for 2011

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Rapper Eminem found himself leading the pack with 10 nominations thanks to his hit album, ‘Recovery’ as the names were announced for the 2011 Grammy Nominees on Wednesday night.

The names of the nominated artists were announced by Selena Gomez and Stevie Wonder in an hour long special broadcast.  The broadcast came live from the LA Live Plaza outside Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Bruno Mars followed Em with 7 nominations, while Lady Antebellum, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga each found themselves nominated for 6 awards.

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber was so “shellshocked” after hearing he’d received two Grammy nods – including one for ‘Best New Artist’ that he could hardly speak when he was interviewed by LL Cool J via satellite just after the nominations were announced.

“Ok kinda shellshock.  Well not kinda… totally shellshock,” he tweeted.  “Don’t even remember what I said. #HOLYCRAP”

Check out the complete list of 2011 Grammy Nominees below [via MB Music Blog]:

Album Of The Year

The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Recovery — Eminem
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster — Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream — Katy Perry

Record Of The Year

“Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem Featuring Rihanna
“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green
“Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Need You Now” — Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year

“Beg Steal Or Borrow” — Ray LaMontagne (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
“F*** You” — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars (Cee Lo Green)
“The House That Built Me” —Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
“Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers (Eminem Featuring Rihanna)
“Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

“Airplanes II” — B.o.B, Eminem & Hayley Williams
“Imagine” — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare
“If It Wasn’t For Bad” — Elton John & Leon Russell
“Telephone” — Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
“California Gurls” — Katy Perry & Snoop Dogg

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

“Don’t Stop Believin’” — Glee Cast
“Misery” — Maroon 5
“The Only Exception” — Paramore
“Babyfather” — Sade
“Hey, Soul Sister” — Train

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

“Ready To Start” — Arcade Fire
“I Put A Spell On You” — Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
“Tighten Up” — The Black Keys
“Radioactive” — Kings Of Leon
“Resistance” — Muse

Best Hard Rock Performance

“A Looking In View” — Alice In Chains
“Let Me Hear You Scream” — Ozzy Osbourne
“Black Rain” — Soundgarden
“Between The Lines” — Stone Temple Pilots
“New Fang” — Them Crooked Vultures

Best Rock Song

“Angry World” — Neil Young (Neil Young)
“Little Lion Man” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston (Mumford & Sons)
“Radioactive” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill (Kings Of Leon)
“Resistance” — Matthew Bellamy (Muse)
“Tighten Up” — Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney (The Black Keys)

Best Alternative Music Album

The Suburbs — Arcade Fire
Infinite Arms — Band Of Horses
Brothers — The Black Keys
Broken Bells — Broken Bells
Contra — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

“Take My Time” — Chris Brown & Tank
“Love” — Chuck Brown, Jill Scott & Marcus Miller
“You’ve Got A Friend” — Ronald Isley & Aretha Franklin
“Shine” — John Legend & The Roots
“Soldier Of Love” — Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Graffiti — Chris Brown
Untitled — R. Kelly
Transition — Ryan Leslie
The ArchAndroid — Janelle Monáe
Raymond V Raymond — Usher

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Nothin’ On You” — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Deuces” — Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
“Love The Way You Lie” — Eminem & Rihanna
“Empire State Of Mind” — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
“Wake Up! Everybody” — John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song

“Empire State Of Mind” — Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)
“Love The Way You Lie” — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers (Eminem & Rihanna)
“Not Afraid” — M. Burnett, J. Evans, Marshall Mathers, L. Resto & M. Samuels (Eminem)
“Nothin’ On You” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Bobby Simmons Jr. (B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars)
“On To The Next One” — Shawn Carter, J. Chaton & K. Dean (Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz)

Best Rap Album

The Adventures Of Bobby Ray — B.o.B
Thank Me Later — Drake
Recovery — Eminem
The Blueprint 3 — Jay-Z
How I Got Over — The Roots

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

“Bad Angel” — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson
“Pride (In The Name Of Love)” — Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
“As She’s Walking Away” — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson
“Hillbilly Bone” — Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins
“I Run To You” — Marty Stuart & Connie Smith

Best Country Song

“The Breath You Take” — Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon (George Strait)
“Free” — Zac Brown (Zac Brown Band)
“The House That Built Me” — Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)

“I’d Love To Be Your Last” — Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate (Gretchen Wilson)

“If I Die Young” — Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry)

“Need You Now” — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album

Up On The Ridge — Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give — Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song — Jamey Johnson
Need You Now — Lady Antebellum
Revolution — Miranda Lambert

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