Tag Archives: pop music

Elton John Stars In John Lewis Holiday Ad [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: It’s the most magical time of the year – or at least as far as television advertising goes – as the official John Lewis Christmas advert has been unveiled. And this year it’s gone in a completely new direction, by featuring a music icon. Elton John takes us on his musical career journey and reveals his most …

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TURKEY: Pop Star Accused Of Blackmailing Dozens Of Men After Meeting Them On Gay Dating Sites [VIDEO]

Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily News reports: A German-born Turkish pop singer has been accused by dozens of complainants in Turkey of blackmailing them with their secret gay love affairs. According to court documents seen by Hürriyet, more than 50 people in the provinces of Istanbul, Bursa and Giresun have recently filed criminal complaints against pop singer Bulut Duman, 28, over similar …

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Rihanna Wins Licensing Battle Against Trump Campaign

The Los Angeles Times reports: Pop star Rihanna won a legal victory over President Trump this week after her performing rights company Broadcast Music Inc., (BMI) informed the Trump campaign that it can no longer use her music at events. BMI removed Rihanna’s music from the blanket “political entities license” agreement which previously gave Trump’s campaign license the right to …

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Ice Cube’s New Track: Arrest The President [AUDIO]

Rolling Stone reports: Ice Cube takes aim at President Trump in his politically charged new song “Arrest the President,” the latest cut off the gangsta rapper’s upcoming album Everythang’s Corrupt. While Ice Cube doesn’t mention Trump by name, he makes his target clear with pointed lyrics like, “Let’s meet at the White House / Run in and turn the lights …

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Carpool Karaoke With Barbra Streisand [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Barbra Streisand seemingly has every award under the sun (she’s one of few people to receive EGOT status), but the famous singer isn’t immune to everyday problems. On the latest installment of “Carpool Karaoke,” which aired Thursday night, Streisand tells James Corden that she failed the test to renew her driver’s license three times. She says she’s constantly …

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Kanye West Breaks From Trump World: I’ve Been Used

TMZ reports: Kanye West says he’s been used by people to spread political messages and he’s now done with it. Kanye just fired off a series of tweets apparently distancing himself from Donald Trump and the MAGA movement. He said, “My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in. I …

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Pharrell Williams Sends Cease-And-Desist Letter After Trump Plays “Happy” At Rally On Day Of Shooting

The New York Daily News reports: Pharrell Williams isn’t too “Happy” with President Trump. A lawyer for the musician filed a cease and desist letter against the President Monday after Trump used his song, “Happy,” during a political rally in Indiana Saturday. “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ …

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Rocker Axl Rose Urges Fans: “Vote Blue, Bitches!!”

Millions of copies of Welcome To The Jungle will soon be burned in a red state near you: Axl Rose continued his recent spate of political tweets when he called on his 1.2 million followers to “Vote Blue … Bitches!” in the midterm elections on Nov. 6. He posted a picture of a vote-by-mail envelope along with his Democrat-endorsing message …

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REPORT: Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Halftime Gig In Support Of Former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick

US Weekly reports: Rihanna stands with Kap. The “Work” singer declined an offer to headline the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show because she “supports Colin Kaepernick,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively. “The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” the insider reveals. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of …

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Kanye West: My “Mensa Level Freud” IQ Is 133

USA Today reports: Kanye West’s break from social media lasted all of seven days. After a bizarre week that included a highly publicized meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and a spontaneous trip to Uganda, West returned to Twitter to talk “mind control.” The controversial rapper opted out of social media last week after catching heat for …

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Prince Estate To Trump: Stop Using His Music At Rallies

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Video footage of audience members waving their hands to “Purple Rain” at one of President Trump’s rallies apparently raised a red flag from some members of Prince’s estate, who issued a statement Thursday night asking that “they cease all use immediately.” The statement, sent out via Twitter, read, “The Prince Estate has never given permission to …

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Taylor Swift Doubles Down At Awards Show [VIDEO]

Deadline Hollywood reports: Taylor Swift made history last night at the American Music Awards, earning the most AMA wins ever by a female artist — but she also did something she has never done before: talk about politics during an awards acceptance speech. When Swift won for Artist of the Year during the ceremony she took the opportunity to use …

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Yoko Ono Covers Imagine For John Lennon’s Birthday

The BBC reports: John Lennon’s Imagine – the third greatest song of all time, according to Rolling Stone magazine – has been given a reworking today for what would’ve been the former Beatle’s 78th birthday. So who better then to deliver this musical gift, other than the track’s co-writer Yoko Ono? The Japanese artist, who married Lennon in 1969, was …

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Taylor Swift Credited For Spike In Voter Registrations

Buzzfeed News reports: Since Taylor Swift flexed her star power Sunday with an Instagram post that encouraged her 112 million followers to register to vote, Vote.org has experienced an unprecedented flood of new voter registrations nationwide. “We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift’s post,” said Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org. Guthrie …

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Trump: I Like Taylor Swift’s Music 25% Less Now

CNN reports: If he ever enjoyed Taylor Swift’s music, President Donald Trump now likes the pop star’s tracks “about 25% less.” Trump struck out at Swift a day after the singer and longtime Nashville resident endorsed Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen, a former governor, over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee’s Senate race. “What’d she say?” Trump said with a smile …

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Wingnuts Rage After Taylor Swift Endorses Democrats

CNBC reports: Taylor Swift usually stays out of the political fray, but this year, with just a month to go until midterm elections, the pop superstar is getting involved in a big way. Swift stunned the pop culture and political worlds Sunday night with a lengthy, impassioned Instagram post in which she endorsed Democrats Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper …

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Legendary French Singer Charles Aznavour Dies At 94

The Guardian reports: The French singer Charles Aznavour – often hailed as his country’s Frank Sinatra – has died at the age of 94. Aznavour, who was born Shahnour Varinag Aznavourian in Paris to Armenian parents, sold more than 100 million records in 80 countries and had about 1,400 songs to his name, including 1,300 he wrote himself. He was …

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Kanye West Calls For Abolishing The 13th Amendment

Yahoo News reports: Kanye West has been having a very Kanye West 24 hours. He performed as a giant Perrier bottle on Saturday Night Live, then was cut off at the end of the show during an impromptu pro-Trump speech to awkward silence and a scattered mixture of boos and applause. Which President Trump praised on Twitter. Head spinning yet? …

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Babs Takes Aim At Trump: Don’t Lie To Me [AUDIO]

The Associated Press reports: When Barbra Streisand started writing lyrics for her new political song, “Don’t Lie to Me,” she initially aimed for “very subtle” references to President Donald Trump. But she couldn’t help herself. “I just went ballistic,” she said. “Don’t Lie to Me,” released Thursday, finds a passionate Streisand questioning the nation’s leader and pleading for change. Lyrics …

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SiriusXM To Acquire Pandora For $3.5 Billion

CNET reports: SiriusXM will acquire Pandora in a $3.5 billion all-stock deal, the companies announced Monday. The deal between SiriusXM — a satellite radio company — and Pandora — a music streaming company — will create the world’s largest audio entertainment company, they said in a joint release. The companies hope to cross-promote between SiriusXM’s more than 36 million US …

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