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
- 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
- Craig Rosen | Stop The Presses! – Fri, May 17, 2013 3:02 PM EDT
That's right, Ms. Spears has revealed her new track, "Ooh La La," which will be featured on the soundtrack for The Smurfs 2, which opens on July 31.
The song begins with that sweet and innocent voice we all fell in love with years ago before ratcheting it up with an aggressive rap/chant section and electronic effects, and then returning to that sugary-sweet classic Brit in the chorus.Read More »from Britney Spears is Doing the Smurf With ‘Ooh La La’
- Stop The Presses! – Fri, May 17, 2013 1:19 PM EDT
German customs officials are pointing their fingers at pop singer Justin Bieber and sternly declaring, "Young man, no more monkey business."
The officers have given Bieber until midnight Friday to decide whether he wishes to reclaim his pet capuchin monkey, Mally – which they seized on March 28 – or if he wants it to be turned over to a German zoo or animal park. Either way, they're planning to hit the pop star with a hefty fine.
Mally was taken from the singer because he was unable to supply customs with papers that proved the animal had been vaccinated after his plane arrived in Munich on his world tour.Read More »from German Customs Officials are Through Monkeying Around With Justin Bieber
- Yahoo! Music | Stop The Presses! – Fri, May 17, 2013 12:32 PM EDT
By Jenny Depper
For seven years, Backstreet Boys fans have waited patiently for the group to return… and now for the first time since 2006, the multi-platinum group announced that they're officially back and releasing a new album, In A World Like This, on July 30.
Shortly after the album's debut, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, and Kevin Richardson will hit the road on a 25-city North American tour. With New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, and 98 Degrees heading out on tour together as "The Package," the boy band drama is bound to heat up again. (Although BSB assured us there has never been a beef between all the boys.)Read More »from The Backstreet Boys Finally Make Their Big Return With a New Album and Tour
- Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 16, 2013 7:47 PM EDT
For weeks now, the Black Sabbath promotions department has been reminding fans and the press that the season finale of "CSI" would include a snippet of a song from Black Sabbath’s new album, 13, which comes out June 11.
On Wednesday, Universal Republic Records made good on their word, and fans didn't even have to wait long to see the heavy metal legends in action — or at least lip-syncing the new song. Viewers who tuned in late, figuring Sabbath would be saved for the end of the show, missed the whole thing.Read More »from Black Sabbath Premieres New Song, ‘The End of the Beginning,’ on ‘CSI’
- Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 16, 2013 7:01 PM EDT
Slayer has announced that there will be a public memorial to commemorate the band's late guitarist Jeff Hanneman on May 23. It'll take place at Los Angeles's Hollywood Palladium from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to attend, and will be admitted on a first come, first-in basis until the venue is full.
The Jeff Hanneman Memorial Celebration will be an opportunity for Hanneman’s family, friends, and fans to reflect over the guitarist’s colorful personality and considerable musical accomplishments.Read More »from Public Memorial for Late Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Scheduled
- Craig Rosen | Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 16, 2013 6:44 PM EDT
Dropkick Murphys (Photo: Chelsea Lauren)Like most Americans, the members of the Dropkick Murphys were shaken when their hometown was attacked at the Boston Marathon finish line in April. Now they've done something about it.
The band has just released Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP, which includes a new recording of the title track featuring Bruce Springsteen; as well as two other songs, "Don't Tear Us Apart" and "Jimmy Collins's Wake." Performed acoustically, those two tracks were recorded live at a gig at the Gibson Showroom in Las Vegas, just four days after the bombings.Read More »from Dropkick Murphys Drop Boston Charity EP Featuring The Boss
- Stop The Presses! – Thu, May 16, 2013 1:02 PM EDT
By Laura Ferreiro
Kanye performing in NYC (Photo: Theo Wargo)Leave it to Kanye West to turn an embarrassing moment into a massive onstage tirade. The rap star, who performed at a surprise show at New York's Roseland Ballroom Wednesday night for an Adult Swim Upfront party, took the opportunity to lambast paparazzi and tell the world that he "ain't no motherf---ing celebrity."
During his hour-plus set, West went on a rant for more than three minutes, declaring himself the "worst kinda celebrity" and saying he was fed up with people running up to him with cameras, asking him "dumbass questions, throwing me off my focus and sh-t."
It's likely that a recent incident in which West walked head first into a "Wrong Way" sign when paparazzi were following him and his lady love, Kim Kardashian, in Los Angeles, sparked the tirade.Read More »from Kanye West Rants “I Ain’t No *** Celebrity” at Surprise New York Show
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