Last night, Kris Thomas and Josiah Hawley went home on "The Voice"...leaving Shakira and Usher with only one contestant each, and the show with only one remaining male contestant. (Yes, the Swon Brothers are a duo, but they still technically count as one contestant.) So far, this really does look like a girls' season for "The Voice"...and it looks like it's going to be a Team Adam or Team Blake season, too, at this rate.Read More »from The Voice, The Day After: Top 10 Results Dish
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- THE SMALLS FAMILY (Episode 1 - WARNING) Based on the lyrics of THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G (BIGGIE SMALLS) - watch more funny videos
It's too bad Notorious B.I.G. isn't alive to watch the web series "The Smalls Family" that is based on lyrics from his songs.
On Tuesday, the late rapper's 41st birthday, show creator David Catalano released two new episodes, "Unbelievable" and "Party & Bullsh-t."
In March, Catalano, an assistant director with an extensive list of credits in music videos, film and television, debuted the first three episodes of "The Smalls Family," "Warning," "Big Poppa" and "Going Back To Cali."Read More »from How Notorious B.I.G. Lyrics Became Web Sensation, ‘The Smalls Family’ Creator Explains
Following her acrimonious split from "America's Got Talent" last year, Sharon Osbourne is going back to her singing-show roots, officially rejoining the judging panel of "The X Factor U.K." for the series' 10th anniversary.Read More »from Sharon Osbourne Reunites With ‘The X Factor U.K.,’ Ozzy
- Paul Grein | Chart Watch – 6 hours ago
American Idol winner Candice Glover’s coronation song “I Am Beautiful” enters the Hot 100 at #94. That’s the lowest chart debut ever for a coronation song by an Idol winner. That title was formerly held by Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson, whose “A Moment Like This” debuted at #60. (It shot to #1 in its third week.) Every other coronation song has debuted in the top 30.
Six of them, from Ruben Studdard’s “Flying Without Wings” to Phillip Phillips’ “Home”, have debuted in the top 10. Nine have debuted in the top 15. The only other one (besides “I Am Beautiful” and “A Moment Like This”) to fail to debut in the top 15 was Lee DeWyze’s cover of U2’s “Beautiful Day” (#24).
“I Am Beautiful” sold just 48K copies in the week following the show’s finale. That’s the lowest first-week sales tally for the coronation song by an Idol winner since Taylor Hicks’ “Do I Make You Proud” started with sales of 38K in 2006—when overall digital sales were much lower than they are today.
By contrast, Phillips’ “Home” started with sales of 278K copies last year, which set a new record for the fastest start for an Idol winner’s coronation song. (The previous record was held by David Cook’s “The Time Of My Life,” which started with sales of 236K in 2008.Read More »from Week Ending May 19, 2013. Songs: Idol’s Diminishing Returns
He hadn't been sure to how to take it when I told him that I'd had a 'Manzarek' bumper sticker personally made for my car in the mid-1980s. At the time, Morrison bumper stickers were common and I thought it would be both funny and appropriate that someone recognize another member of the group. We agreed that 'Manzarek' sounded like someone running for county freeholder more than a rock musician with 100 million records sold.
On a reflective day, I'm inclined to think of The Doors as anything but a rock 'n' roll band. Sure, they played the blues and a couple R'n'R standards, but they did something far beyond what people think of as rock 'n' roll.
In all my years of writing around music -- I count 25 or so -- no band has generated the bi-polar love and rage that is an average discussion about the Doors. All I can say to people who think they were undeserving of the good words written about them: well, you're wrong.
Here are 25 songs that I associate with Ray Manzarek and his organ-y and piano-y skills.
25) Close To You: ItRead More »from Ray Manzarek -- The Organ Master
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Is the newly leaked early Spice Girls song "Strong Enough" good enough to hold up to the band's back catalog or the current crop of dance pop bands. Errrr, maybe not. But it’s not entirely the Girls' fault.
The track was posted on YouTube Tuesday and according to the text on the site, it’s an old "demo taken from a cassette that Melanie B (a.k.a. Sporty Spice) sold at auction."
The band’s management hasn't confirmed that the song is actually the Spice Girls, but the Huffington Post reported that Melanie Brown has a track record of contributing early Spice Girls memorabilia to charity auctions.Read More »from Previously Unreleased Spice Girls Track “Strong Enough” Surfaces On Internet
[Photo: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage]It's been eight long years since Will Smith seemingly abandoned his music career full-time for acting. But now, it seems he might be ready to jump right back into his hip hop roots. And you might be surprised at who inspired him to get back in the saddle.Read More »from Who Inspired Will Smith to Jump Back into the Music Game?
- Laura Ferreiro | Our Country – 7 hours ago
By Laura Ferreiro
(Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images)The love story of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash has become the stuff of legend. Famously illustrated in the Oscar-winning 2005 film "Walk the Line," the country couple's great love for one another kept them together through Cash's substance abuse problems and the trials and tribulations of living in the public eye.
Now director Allison Anders has put her own spin on the story, telling it from June Carter Cash's point of view in the upcoming Lifetime biopic "Ring of Fire." Based on the book "Anchored in Love" by Johnny and June's only son, John Carter Cash, the film had its world premier at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Tuesday night before it airs Monday (May 27) on the cable network. Cast members, the director, producers and Lifetime executives were on hand to share their experiences and their take on the story of the country music royalty.Read More »from Jewel Discusses Her Role as June Carter Cash in Lifetime Biopic
Allison Iraheta & Matthew Hager [photo: Rick Diamond/WireImage]Season 8 "American Idol" finalist Allison Iraheta has married her Halo Circus bandmate Matthew Hager, Matthew has confirmed to Yahoo!'s Reality Rocks. "Best thing I've ever done," says Allison's happy new groom.Read More »from Idol Allison Iraheta Marries Halo Circus Bandmate Matthew Hager
Photo: Gregg DeGuireIf you haven't already noticed, our girl Ke$ha is a little cray cray. And Tuesday night, on an episode of her MTV reality show, "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life," the "Die Young" singer took the crazy to new heights by drinking her own pee.
Apparently, urine consumption is not fit for the eyes of young viewers, according to the Parent Television Council, a non-profit watchdog group that goes on the warpath any time anyone does anything slightly risqué on television.Read More »from Ke$ha Drinks Pee, Pisses Off Conservative Group
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