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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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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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Sylvester’s You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) Chosen For Preservation By Library Of Congress’ National Registry

The Washington Post reports: This year’s inductees for the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry include a speech from Sen. Robert Kennedy, the educational music of “Schoolhouse Rock!,” Jay-Z’s seminal album “The Blueprint,” soul, pop and disco songs that became anthems for underrepresented groups, and a number of other unique recordings. Every year, the registry preserves 25 “culturally, historically, or …

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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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R. Kelly Denies Charges In Explosive Interview [VIDEO]

TV Line reports: R&B singer R. Kelly, charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual abuse, angrily denied the accusations in a new, at times heated interview with CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King. Looking directly into the camera, Kelly, through tears, screamed, “I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f—ing life!” Kelly was arrested in …

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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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R. Kelly Remains Jailed, Lawyer Enters Not Guilty Plea

The Associated Press reports: R&B singer R. Kelly’s attorney entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client Monday as the singer faces multiple charges of sexual abuse in Chicago. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, entered the courtroom wearing an orange jail jumpsuit after spending the weekend in Chicago’s 7,000-inmate jail. He was arrested …

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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Sexual Abuse

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Embattled R&B superstar R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in Cook County Friday morning, records show. His first court date is listed as March 8, according to records. Sources told the Sun-Times that Cook County prosecutors were appearing before a judge Friday afternoon to sign off on an arrest warrant …

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Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Dies At Age 77 [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson, who did not say where or how he died. Mr. Tork …

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50 Cent: Trump Offered $500K To Attend Inauguration

The Wrap reports: Apparently, Donald Trump really, really wanted to beef up his inauguration attendance — and not just for a misleading split-screen with Barack Obama’s crowd. Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson” told James Corden late on Tuesday night that the current POTUS’ administration offered him “half a million dollars to go” to Trump’s Jan. 20, 2017 swearing in. “To …

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Michelle Obama Makes Surprise Grammys Appearance

“From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the ‘Who Run the World’ songs that fueled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that’s true for everybody here. Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes …

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