While Fred Armisen hasn't officially announced his "Saturday Night Live" departure after 11 seasons, his last skit on this weekend's "SNL" finale certainly seemed like the most rock 'n' roll "SNL" goodbye ever. Yes, even more than that time Mick Jagger serenaded the exiting Kristen Wiig on "SNL" last year.Read More »from Fred Armisen Jams With Punk-Rock Elite on ‘SNL’ Finale
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- Lyndsey Parker | Stop The Presses! – Sun, May 19, 2013 6:01 AM EDT
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Sat, May 18, 2013 4:17 PM EDT
This past Thursday, the night that Candice Glover was crowned the new "American Idol" winner, another, almost equally headline-worthy announcement was made: Her debut album already has a title, cover art, and a firm release date. A release date about four months earlier than the ones previous "Idol" winners got.Read More »from Five Pieces of Post-Finale Advice For ‘Idol’ Winner Candice Glover
Every year, Billboard creates a "Year-End Hot 100 Singles" chart. However, Billboard does not use a normal calendar when they compile the list. Instead, they start from the first week of December and run through the final week in November. They do this so they can include the chart in their year-end issue. The chart is calculated by looking at data from Nielsen SoundScan. Namely, sales and airplay. So the more a song sells and the more it's played during the time frame set by Billboard, the higher it will rank.
For this playlist I've compiled all of the available songs that made Billboard's Year-End Hot 00 list. Luckily, the vast majority of them are available on Spotify, but a few of them are missing.
There was a lot of great music made during the 1980s, but it's my opinion that not much of it is represented here. This list is a relatively mellow one, jammed packed with love songs and shmaltz. But that's not to say there's not some great songs to be found here.
And if you were coming of age in 1986 as I was, this playlist's nostalgic value is immeasurable.Read More »from 1986: Billboard’s Year-End Hot 100 Singles
- Billy Johnson, Jr. | Hip-Hop Media Training – Sat, May 18, 2013 10:11 AM EDT
Kanye West’s video “New Slaves” was released Friday night as if it were a neighborhood evacuation announcement.
The 4-minute clip was projected onto the side of 66 buildings across the globe in key locations including the Chanel Boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Northwestern University in Chicago, and Bondi Junction in Sydney, among others.
Kanye broke the news via Twitter.
But possibly more surprising is the video's stripped-down nature and the song’s controversial message.Read More »from Kanye West Complains of Modern Day Slavery in ‘New Slaves’ Song and Video
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, May 17, 2013 9:58 PM EDT
photo: Ray Mickshaw/FoxSeason 8 "American Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert dueted on Thursday night's "Idol" finale with third-place finalist Angie Miller, in what was arguably the finest performance of the entire show. That was Angie's moment, her time to shine…but afterwards, when Reality Rocks caught up with Adam backstage, it was time to talk about his own music.Read More »from Adam Lambert Talks EDM, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, and ‘Idol’ Judging Rumors
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, May 17, 2013 7:07 PM EDT
Last night on "American Idol," Candice Glover was crowned the Season 12 winner, and while it was the lowest-rated "Idol" finale ever, the show still featured some exciting moments, not the least of which was Candice's very deserved victory.Read More »from American Idol, The Day After: Season 12 Finale Pt. 2 Dish
- Lyndsey Parker | Reality Rocks – Fri, May 17, 2013 6:33 PM EDT
Reality Rocks headed to the "American Idol" Season 12 finale this Thursday, where I caught up with a random assortment of past and present Idols on the red carpet, from Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks to some of this year's colorful contestants, as well as fan favorites from Seasons 6 (Blake Lewis), 8 (Gokey, MacIntyre), and 10 (the dream team of Haley and Casey).
Then backstage after the big reveal, judges Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, new winner Candice Glover, and runner-up Kree Harrison all stopped by to talk to the press.Read More »from Exclusive Video: On the Scene at the Season 12 ‘Idol’ Finale
Miss Tiffany Foxx brought the sunshine inside of the Yahoo! Music offices this week when she joined The Aftermath to talk hot music news topics, the BET Awards nominations, Kelly Rowland’s confessional “Dirty Laundry,” and Dr. Dre’s surprisingly large charitable donation to USC.
The Lil Kim protégé had fun when making projections on four of the BET Awards’ big categories, best collaboration, best male hip hop artist, best female hip hop artist and best new artist. The St. Louis rapper could not resist nominating herself as a write-in candidate in a few areas. “I’ll be taking them all home next year,” she said.Read More »from The Aftermath: BET Awards Top Category Projections, Kelly Rowland’s ‘Brave’ New Song, and Dr. Dre’s $70 Million Donation
- Craig Rosen | Stop The Presses! – Fri, May 17, 2013 3:56 PM EDT
TGT (Photo: Marcel Thomas)TGT isn't just the stock symbol for Target Corp. It's the name of everyone's favorite R&B supergroup that formed in 2007, but hasn't been able to release a recording until now, due to contractual obligations.
The group features R&B crooners Tank, Ginuwine, and Tyrese and they've just dropped the video for their debut single, "Sex Never Felt Better."Read More »from Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tank Finally Get TGT Rolling
- Wendy Geller | Stop The Presses! – Fri, May 17, 2013 3:37 PM EDT
The happy news was broken by E!, who claim multiple sources confirmed the pregnancy. Dad, of course, is hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, whom Beyoncé married in 2008. The new arrival will join big sister Blue Ivy, who celebrated her first birthday in January.
Discussion of Beyoncé's possible condition began recently when the singer's fans began speculating about a visible "baby bump" onstage during her 2013 Mrs. Carter tour stops.Read More »from Beyoncé Reportedly Really is Pregnant With Second Child
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- Actress Bynes accused of bong toss out NYC window
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amanda Bynes appeared disheveled in a long blond wig and sweats Friday in a criminal court where she was charged with reckless endangerment after police said she heaved a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor Manhattan apartment.
- Rare Superman comic found in house insulation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's considered the Holy Grail of comic books: Action Comics No. 1 from 1938, featuring the debut of Superman. And David Gonzales found one mixed in with old newspapers insulating a house he was renovating in a small town in Minnesota.
- Takei says Cho good choice for latest 'Star Trek'
SINGAPORE (AP) — Portraying USS Enterprise helmsman Hikaru Sulu in the latest "Star Trek" movie comes with big shoes to fill, but the man who played the part in the TV series and six films has given his blessing to the actor currently playing the role.