Tag Archives: pop music

Nancy Sinatra Warns Trump About Using My Way At The Inauguration: Remember The Song’s Ominous First Line


The Hill reports: Frank Sinatra’s daughter has a warning about President-elect Donald Trump reportedly choosing her father’s classic song, “My Way,” as the tune for his first dance as commander in chief. “Just remember the first line of the song,” Nancy Sinatra wrote to her more than 140,000 followers on Twitter on Wednesday night. The opening line in the 1969 ...

Read More »

Trump Claims Many Of Those Refusing To Sing At The Inauguration Weren’t Invited In The First Place [VIDEO]


Entertainment Weekly reports: Donald Trump says he’s happy many of Hollywood’s biggest stars will not attend his inauguration on Friday. “Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going, they were never invited,” Trump told Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday morning. “I don’t want the celebrities, I want the people. We have the biggest celebrities in the ...

Read More »

Randy Rainbow “Interviews” Jennifer Holliday [VIDEO]


Popular YouTube comedian Randy Rainbow this morning posted a hilarious pretend interview with Tony and Grammy winner Jennifer Holliday, whom he grills about her initial decision to perform at the inauguration. Holliday canceled her performance on Saturday with a lengthy apology letter to the LGBT community. Watch below.

Read More »

Todd Starnes: Death Threats From Gays Are Why Jennifer Holliday Canceled Inauguration Gig [VIDEO]


Todd Starnes writes for Fox News: Welcome to my world, Ms. Holliday – the world of the gun-toting, Bible-clinging, Deplorable Americans. “I know everybody hates me now, but that shows we are all just hateful people now — we don’t even want to work together,” she said. And on Saturday the militant gay and lesbian community got what they wanted ...

Read More »

AND SHE’S TELLING YOU, SHE’S NOT GOING: Jennifer Holliday Cancels Trump Inauguration Performance


The Wrap reports: Jennifer Holliday has canceled her appearance at Donald Trump’s inauguration event next week, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgement.” The Tony and Grammy winner came under fire from some of her fans on Friday after it was announced that she was set to perform at a concert as part of Trump’s inauguration festivities. Holliday, ...

Read More »

Gay Icon Jennifer Holliday Confirmed For Inauguration UPDATE: Publicist Says Trump Team Jumped The Gun


The Daily Beast reports: Jennifer Holliday’s career is marked by survival. It’s why she’s an icon. Specifically, it’s why she’s a gay icon. The Dreamgirls Tony- and Grammy-winner, who just wrapped a run in The Color Purple on Broadway, was announced Friday as part of the entertainment lineup for Donald Trump’s inauguration, a booking that has famously been passed on ...

Read More »

REPORT: Paul Anka To Perform At Inauguration


Radar Online reports: President Donald Trump did it his way — and Paul Anka will let him know it! A source close to the “(You’re) Having My Baby” crooner, 75, told Radar exclusively that he will buck the trend of most singers and perform his song “My Way” at the Inauguration January 20. . .with lyrics re-written for the incoming ...

Read More »

Singer R. Kelly Denies Inauguration Rumors


I laughed REALLY loud when I saw the headline AND the color of his tweet. The New York Daily News reports: The world’s greatest won’t be gracing Donald Trump’s inauguration. R. Kelly struck down rumors that he’d be performing at the ceremony with a cheeky message Thursday. “Despite the rumors circulating online, R. Kelly will not be performing at this ...

Read More »

Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies At 56


The BBC reports: Larry Steinbachek [center in photo], former keyboardist with 1980s synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56. Steinbachek formed the group with Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski in 1983 and they had chart success with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. Their cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love with Marc Almond was also ...

Read More »

Moby On Having Been Asked To DJ At Trump’s Inaugural Ball: I’ll Do It Only If You Pay Me With His Tax Returns


The Independent reports: Moby, who a quick Google would have shown has previously described President-elect Donald Trump as an “actual psychopath”, has been asked to DJ at one of Trump’s inauguration balls. Unlike every other artist Trump’s people have approached about performing at the 20 January event, Moby did say he would actually play…but only if Trump makes his tax ...

Read More »

Singer Charlotte Church Blasts Trump’s Inauguration Invite: You Should Have Known I Think You’re A Tyrant


USA Today reports: With 10 days to go before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the entertainment roster is still sparse, with only Jackie Evancho, the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Talladega College Marching Tornadoes confirmed to perform. On Tuesday, British singers Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church officially turned him down. Church, a classical/pop singer from Wales who rose to fame ...

Read More »

More Inaugural Butthurt From Hair Furor


You’ll be shocked that Billboard says Trump is full of shit: On Wednesday (Jan. 4), president-elect Donald Trump posted on Twitter that Jackie Evancho’s album sales have “skyrocketed” since the 16-year-old singer was announced to be performing the national anthem at his presidential inauguration later this month. “Some people just don’t understand the ‘Movement,’” Trump wrote in praise of the ...

Read More »

Janet Jackson Gives Birth At Age 50 [VIDEO]


People reports: It’s a boy! Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” a rep for the singer, 50, says in a statement. “Janet had ...

Read More »

British Singer On Inauguration Invite: I’ll Only Do It If I Can Perform Protest Song About Lynching Blacks


The BBC reports: Rebecca Ferguson says she’s been asked to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. The singer tweeted she would “graciously accept” the invitation from the American president-elect if she can perform Strange Fruit. “[It’s] a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States,” she posted. Strange Fruit was originally recorded by ...

Read More »

VIRAL VIDEO: Mariah Carey Has Difficult New Year’s


Entertainment Weekly reports: Mariah Carey didn’t sing throughout most of her performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, explaining that she couldn’t hear the music. As the last pre-midnight performer on the ABC special, Carey took the stage in New York City’s Times Square to sing a medley of hits. But seconds into her performance of ...

Read More »

Quincy Jones: No, I’m Not Attending Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party And I Don’t Know Why They Said That


Variety reports: A spokesman for Quincy Jones says that he will be spending New Year’s Eve with his family in Los Angeles and will not be attending a party hosted by President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Earlier on Friday, in a transition team call with reporters, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that Jones and ...

Read More »

Bristol Palin Slams Elton John And Ten Other “Sissies” Who Won’t Perform At Donald Trump’s Inauguration


Via Raw Story: The daughter of former half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin had a meltdown on her blog Wednesday, calling out what she termed the 11 “sissies” who have publicly stated that they have no intention of performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Writing on her blog, Palin exclaimed, “If Donald Trump were still just a regular old billionaire and threw ...

Read More »

Trump Adviser Boris Epshteyn: We Won’t Have Big Stars At The Inauguration Because We Don’t Want Any


Politico reports: Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is having no problems finding celebrities to attend his inauguration because that’s not who the committee is looking for, Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn said Tuesday. “Not at all,” Epshteyn, the inaugural committee communications director, told CNN. “You know, this is not Woodstock. It’s not Summer Jam. It’s not a concert. It’s not about celebrities. ...

Read More »

REPORT: George Michael Secretly Donated Millions To British Hotline For Bullied And Abused Children


The Irish Times reports: Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged.  The star donated all the royalties from his 1996 number one single Jesus To A Child to charity, and is said to have given a gameshow contestant thousands of pounds to fund ...

Read More »

BREAKING: George Michael Dies At Age 53


Yet another parting shot from 2016. The BBC reports: Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”. Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property ...

Read More »