Pop Music

The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019, Madonna And Iceland Send Messages About Israel/Palestine [VIDEO]

The Evening Standard reports: Duncan Laurence propelled the Netherlands to Eurovision 2019 victory after a triumph in Tel Aviv on Saturday night. The Dutch singer lifted the trophy up high in Israel after topping the table with 492 points and beamed as he received the microphone from last year’s winner Netta. Madonna wowed the audience with a two-song performance during …

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Madonna Defends Upcoming Performance In Israel

“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be. My heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people …

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Hollywood Legend Doris Day Dies At Age 97 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The …

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Actress/Singer Peggy Lipton Dies At Age 72 [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Peggy Lipton, actress and singer known for her roles in “The Mod Squad” and “Twin Peaks,” and the mother of Rashida Jones, has died at 72 of cancer. Her daughters Rashida and Kidada Jones announced her death in a statement. She had been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004. Lipton won a Golden Globe and was Emmy-nominated …

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Madonna Honored At GLAAD Media Awards [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Madonna, a pioneer for gay rights, accepted the Advocate for Change Award at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards with a rousing speech that went from playful to emotional, bringing the audience to its feet. Madonna, teary-eyed from her seat, received the award from Anderson Cooper, Mykki Blanco and Rosie O’Donnell, who gave a powerful speech about …

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Leading Streamer Spotify Passes 100M Paid Subscribers

Reuters reports: Spotify on Monday announced that it has surpassed 100 million paid subscribers, becoming the first music streaming company to reach that mark. Spotify said it has 217 million monthly active users and 100 million who are premium subscribers. The global leader in the sector, with double the number of subscribers of nearest rival Apple Music, Spotify has launched …

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Madonna Teases Coming “Madame X” Album [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: After dropping various hints on social media in recent weeks, Madonna has unveiled the teaser for her latest project Madame X. In a 90-second video that features snippets of new music, the singer dons numerous costumes and identities while she explains the concept behind her next album. “I decided to call my record Madame X,” Madonna says …

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Madonna To Perform At Eurovision Final In Israel

The BBC reports: Madonna is set to play two songs during the interval of the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next month. The pop icon will reach more than 180 million viewers when she takes to the stage in Tel Aviv on 18 May. Her appearance was first announced by local promoters Live Nation Israel, who said the performance would …

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Taylor Swift Donates $113K To Tennessee LGBT Group

Variety reports: Taylor Swift has donated $113,000 to the Tennessee Equality Project as it tries to stop state lawmakers from passing a series of bills she and others characterize as a “slate of hate.” The donation was announced by Chris Sanders, who leads the project. “She sees our struggle in Tennessee and continues to add her voice with so many …

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Beyonce Makes Emotional Tribute At GLAAD Awards

USA Today reports: Beyonce got emotional Thursday night as she and husband Jay Z were honored for being allies to the LGBTQ community. “We’re here to promote love for every human being,” said Beyonce, taking the stage at the GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with Jay Z. Presented with GLAAD’s Vanguard Award, Beyonce paid tribute to her …

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Streisand Apologizes For Michael Jackson Comments

The Washington Post reports: Facing mounting criticism over her comments about two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson, legendary singer and actress Barbra Streisand rushed Saturday to explain that she felt “nothing but sympathy” for Jackson’s accusers and tweeted that she was “profoundly sorry for any pain or misunderstanding I caused.” Streisand said in a …

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Adele & Jennifer Lawrence Visit NYC Gay Bar [VIDEO]

New Music Express reports: Adele and Jennifer Lawrence have surprised fans by appearing together at a New York City gay bar. The two, who have been friends for several years, unexpectedly appeared at Pieces in Greenwich Village yesterday evening (March 22). Adele can be seen on stage after being called up by the bar’s host and was asked to introduce …

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Streisand Sparks Furor With Michael Jackson Comments

From the Hollywood Reporter: Asked whether she believes Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who accused Jackson of sexually abusing them for a number of years when they were children, Streisand replied, “Oh absolutely. That was too painful.” The singer and actress went on to describe Jackson as “very sweet, very childlike” when she met him a couple of times in …

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Three Fan Groups Sue Michael Jackson’s Accusers

The Guardian reports: Three Michael Jackson fan groups are suing his alleged victims in France for “sullying his memory” by taking part in the Leaving Neverland documentary, the fans’ lawyer told Agence France-Presse on Friday. The Michael Jackson Community – which claims to be the “official fan club forum” – and the MJ Street and On The Line groups accuse …

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SNL Riffs On R. Kelly’s Wild CBS Interview [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Saturday Night Live opened with a comedic take on R. Kelly’s bizarre interview with Gayle King, with Kenan Thompson and Leslie Jones portraying the singer and CBS This Morning co-host. Jones’ King opened the interview by asking the singer why he made the decision to conduct an interview while awaiting trial for sexual abuse charges. “Because people …

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The Simpsons To Pull Classic Michael Jackson Episode

Slate reports: The Simpsons is pulling an episode featuring Michael Jackson’s voice, co-creator James L. Brooks said. “Stark Raving Dad,” which featured Jackson as the voice of a mental patient who believes that he is actually Michael Jackson, is, or has been, one of the show’s most beloved installments, coming in 10th in the Ringer’s 2017 ranking of its best …

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Singer R. Kelly Re-Jailed Over Unpaid Child Support

The Chicago Tribune reports: Musician R. Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after failing to comply with a judge’s order that he pay more than $161,000 in back child support. More than a hour after Kelly entered a closed court hearing in the Daley Center, he walked out accompanied by Cook County sheriff’s deputies. “He’s in our custody,” said …

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Keith Flint, Frontman For The Prodigy, Dies At Age 49

The BBC reports: The Prodigy star Keith Flint has died aged 49. Instantly recognisable for his fluorescent spiked hair and incendiary performances, the musician sang lead vocals on both the band’s number one singles, Breathe and Firestarter. He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning. The band, who were due to tour the US in …

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Neverland Ranch Back On Market At 70% Discount

The New York Post reports: Michael Jackson’s sprawling Neverland Ranch has been put back on the market just days before “Leaving Neverland,” the documentary which details sexual abuse allegations against the late King of Pop, is set to air on HBO on Sunday night. Originally listed in 2015 for $100 million, the palatial 2,698 acre estate now known as Sycamore …

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Kylie Minogue “Crashes” Sydney Mardi Gras [VIDEO]

SBS reports: Pop superstar Kylie Minogue, drag queens, glitter and flames dazzled the crowds at Sydney’s 41st Mardi Gras parade. Almost 200 floats featuring 12,000 people made their way down Oxford Street on Saturday night, celebrating a multitude of cultures, religious beliefs, organisations and causes, and embracing the theme of “Fearless”. Machines spat out flames and showered confetti over the …

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