And his label is PISSED
This is an odd feeling. I thought I’d be doing backflips in the living room on the day of Kendrick Lamar‘s new album release, but something tells me it wasn’t supposed to go down like this. March 23 was the originally release date for To Pimp A Butterfly, but last night Interscope released a clean version of the album on iTunes a week early. However, the head of Kendrick‘s label Top Dawg Entertainment, has taken to Twitter to let the world know he is furious about the release. Click inside for more.
The video graphically shows the point of impact and reimpact
Back in January we learned that rap mogul Marion Suge Knight was arrested on charges resulting from a fatal hit and run on the set of the NWA biopic Straight Outta Compton that was still in filming production here in Los Angeles. Knight claims that that the hit and run was the result of self defense. Today, graphic video of the full hit and run incident has been released and … yeah … it’s pretty insane to watch. The incident was recorded on surveillance video and altho a bit censored, the video does show the points of impact when the truck Suge Knight was driving struck Cle Bone Sloan and Terry Carter — who ended up dying from his injuries. For the record, Carter‘s family asked that this video be released publicly in order to bolster the case against Suge Knight. You can watch the video in full above and then read a description of what this video shows in more detail. More »
Fireworks to blame?
I don’t want anyone to worry or freak out but the It’s a Small World ride inside Disneyland Resort caught fire last night, likely due to a spark from the nightly fireworks show. Thankfully, the actual ride wasn’t damaged and no one was hurt thanks to the swift action of the Disneyland Fire Department but even still, the sight of flames shooting up into the sky very near a beloved attraction at Disneyland is quite disconcerting. Click below to see video of the fire last night inside Disneyland :( More »
And her apology video only made it worse
Guys. There is actually a teeny bit of vomit in my throat right now. But I’m gonna go ahead and keep writing for now. With my mouth clamped shut. Okay. Michelle Rodriguez has become another celebrity to fall prey to the random, TMZ street interview. I don’t get it. Why do people open up to the TMZ “reporters”?! Don’t you know they are there for one reason—to get you to say something stupid, for which you’ll have to apologize the next day? Well, I watched the video in which Rodriguez scoffed at “minorities” in Hollywood trying to “stealing all the white superhero roles.” She actually seemed kinda drunk to me, and I was hoping that was the case—that she wasn’t serious. I even laughed, because it sounded SO ignorant. Then came the “apology” video… in which she went on to blame “minorities” for being “lazy.” OMG. I flash backed to my interview with Spike Lee (yasss), where he made it very clear that the only problem blacks in Hollywood are having is money—funding for their projects. Of which there is often none, or very little. Anyway, click inside for this ridiculous, embarrassing shit.
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He says the leaked photo was a fake
A couple of weeks back Twitter went crazy over an [allegedly] unretouched photo of supermodel Cindy Crawford. Because Crawford hadn’t made a statement about it, I was a little skeptical. At the very least, I got the sense that it wasn’t an image she wanted out there, and I also thought it was odd that people were championing the photo as some kind of proof of something. I mean, we all should know by now that celebrities and all people of means have access to the best in skincare, plastic surgery, and photoshopping. I’m just not about looking at unretouched photos and saying, “Oh, cool, that makes me feel better.” We should all be feeling good about our bodies, and even though I know that’s not already, always the case, I don’t think the solution is releasing unretouched celebrity photos—especially when said celebrity doesn’t know about it. As a feminist, there’s something that bugs me about that. So I’m not surprised to hear that this story about Crawford‘s photo isn’t over—and now there’s a potential lawsuit coming. Click inside for more.
"It’s hard to believe that any musician would do [this]"
A few days ago we learned that Scarlett Johansson announced the formation of her new band called The Singles with the release of their debut single Candy. Today we learn that ScarJo‘s new band The Singles has been slapped with a cease and desist order by a LA band called The Singles (who originally hail from Detroit). Apparently, the LA band The Singles has been in existence for 16 years and they have released music over the years in record stores, on iTunes and other digital media sites. The Singles have social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, etc. And yet, Scarlett Johansson, apparently, had no idea that the name The Singles had already been taken by another band. HMMM. More »
Madonna literally got DRAGGED
OOF! For the past few weeks, Madonna has been promoting the fact that she would be performing at The BRIT Awards, which took place in London tonight … but unfortunately, her performance didn’t go as planned. For the live show, Madonna wore a long flowing cape that was designed for her by Armani and when a back up dancer tried to pull the cape off from around her neck, she accidentally got dragged down the stairs she was standing on. Thankfully, Madonna wasn’t hurt and she was able to pick herself up off the floor and continue her performance without any other mistakes. Madonna explained the cause of the accident on her official Instagram profile just a short time ago. Click below to see video of her fall and read her follow up response. More »
And he DOES NOT want you to see them!
Earlier this week we got to see the NEW promo photos of EDM DJ/producer Calvin Harris modeling the new line of Emporio Armani Underwear for S/S 2015 and, as you may recall, those HOT photos inspired quite a bit of discussion on the the Interwebs. It turns out that Harris is quite fond of stripping down for the camera because, over the years, he has happily shared nude photos of himself with various persons and now those photos are being shopped/passed around online. Would YOU like to see totally nekkid, NSFW photos of Calvin Harris showing off the bits of his body that are covered in those Armani Underwear ads? Well, do you? More »
"I am here to fight for creativity."
Oh man … lots of things happened at the Grammy Awards last night … good things, bad things, boring things, fug things … you know … things. And then there was Kanye West. Kanye did his thing on the red carpet, Kanye did his thing on the performance stage … but it was what he almost did at the end of the Grammy Awards show and definitely did after the show that is getting most of the attention. You may recall that Kanye famously ran up on stage and interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2009 when Taylor won but Kanye snatched her microphone to exclaim that Beyoncé should’ve won the award that Taylor had just won. Last night, he damn near did it again. When Beck inexplicably won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year last night, Kanye did storm the stage … but managed to refrain from snatching the microphone to voice his displeasure. He did go on to happily have his say to the E! News cameras after the show to tell the world that Beck didn’t deserve to win that Grammy award … because, Kanye says, the Album of the Year award should’ve gone to Beyoncé. There is some discussion that Kanye may have been joking but nah, he wasn’t joking. Click below to watch Kanye‘s post-Grammy Awards rant and see if you think he was being serious or not. More »