Tag Archives: pop music

Pet Shop Boys Savage Trump And Brexit In Blistering New Single: “Let’s Give Stupidity A Chance” [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: British synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys have returned with a new song that makes fun of Michael Gove and Donald Trump. Entitled Give Stupidity a Chance, the upbeat track is deeply ironic, calling for a world devoted to self-centredness and unencumbered by political correctness. One lyric sung by Neil Tennant runs: “Intelligent people have had their say …

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Grammy-Winning Singer James Ingram Dies At Age 66

The New York Daily News reports: Grammy-winning singer and songwriter James Ingram, who topped the charts with hits like “Baby, Come to Me” and “Somewhere Out There,” has died, according to his close friend, actress Debbie Allen. The musician was 66. TMZ reports Ingram died after a battle with brain cancer. Ingram was nominated for a whopping 14 Grammys and …

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Actress/Singer Kaye Ballard Dies At Age 93 [VIDEO]

Palm Springs’ The Desert Sun reports: Kaye Ballard had a contented smile on her face as she watched herself, larger than life, at the Palm Springs International Film Festival screening of her documentary, “Kaye Ballard: The Show Goes On,” this month at the Palm Springs Cultural Center. But there was one more celebration. A film festival official called her Saturday …

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Singer Chris Brown Arrested In Paris For Rape [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: US singer Chris Brown has been arrested in Paris on suspicion of rape, French police say. A 24-year-old woman alleges that the star assaulted her in a hotel suite in the city earlier this month. She reportedly told police that the pair met at a nightclub in central Paris, close to the Champs-Elysées, before they returned to …

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Anti-Israel Protesters Crash French Eurovision Semifinal

The Times Of Israel reports: Anti-Israel protesters briefly interrupted a Eurovision song contest qualifying round in France Saturday, as Israeli singer Netta Barzilai stood on stage. A broadcast of the concert showed four or five protesters rush the stage, with at least one person holding a sign reading “No to Eurovision 2019 in Israel,” before being swiftly escorted away. The …

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Openly Gay Rapper Kevin Fret Murdered In Puerto Rico

CBS News reports: One of the few well-known openly gay rappers in Puerto Rico has become a victim of intensifying violence on the island. Kevin Fret, a 24-year-old musician and outspoken advocate for the LGBT community, was murdered early Thursday morning in Santurce, one of San Juan’s busiest and most densely populated neighborhoods, according to El Vocero, one the largest …

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Lifetime Series Prompts Criminal Probe Into R. Kelly

TMZ reports: R. Kelly is being criminally investigated in Georgia and it’s all because of Lifetime’s docuseries, TMZ has learned. Sources connected to the case tell us the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into allegations made against the singer in “Surviving R. Kelly.” We’re told the probe was launched over the past few days as a …

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The Captain And Tennille’s Daryl Dragon Dies At 76

From the Hollywood Reporter: Daryl Dragon, the musician best known as the Captain from the group The Captain and Tennille, died due to renal failure on Wednesday. He was 76. “He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him,” Toni Tennille, Dragon’s longtime …

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Kanye West: For 2019 I Am Once Again A Trump Cultist

The Guardian reports: Having distanced himself from politics in October, Kanye West welcomed the new year by reaffirming his support for Donald Trump in a series of tweets. “Trump all day,” West posted, followed by a tweet containing three dragon emojis, an apparent reference to his description of himself and the US president sharing “dragon energy”. A further tweet stated: …

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Madonna Gives Surprise Performance At Stonewall Inn To Kick Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations [VIDEO]

Variety reports: People expected something a week ago when Stonewall Inn — the bar in New York’s Greenwich Village where the riots that kicked off the modern LGBTQ movement took place in 1969 — announced that Madonna had been named an ambassador for the 50th anniversary celebrations. However, they may not have expected it quite so soon. On New Year’s …

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Barack Obama Posts Best Of 2018 List: Cardi B, Janelle Monae, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, & Much More

Just posted to Barack Obama’s Facebook page: As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to …

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Fox Host Bret Baier Performs Rapper’s Delight [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: It was truly a rapper’s delight at Bret Baier‘s Special Report Christmas party on Thursday night in Washington, D.C. Hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang was on hand at The Dubliner to help the Fox News anchor celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, along with his 10-year anniversary as anchor of Special Report. Baier, 48, even …

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2019 Rock Hall Of Fame Inductees: Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, The Cure, Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Zombies

Pitchfork reports: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 inductees have been announced. Radiohead, the Cure, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Roxy Music, Def Leppard, and the Zombies are the latest class of inductees. The 34th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is happening on March 29 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Stevie Nicks, the first …

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2019 Grammy Nominations: Janelle Monae, Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone, Drake, Childish Gambino, Cardi B

Variety reports: Kendrick Lamar led the nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards, with eight nods recognizing his work for the “Black Panther” soundtrack, including the hit song “All the Stars,” with SZA. Drake is right on his tails with seven nominations, and producer Boi-1da and Americana singer Brandi Carlile are just behind them with six apiece. Cardi B, Lady Gaga, …

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Nine Inch Nails Frontman Trent Reznor: I Told Ted Cruz To Fuck Off When He Asked To Be On Our Guest List

The Hill reports: Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor claimed at a Tuesday concert in Texas that he told Republican Sen. Ted Cruz to “f— off” after he asked to be put on the guest list for the show. In video captured from the group’s concert in Dallas, Reznor can first be seen asking the crowd: “Who voted for Ted …

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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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