Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey is the latest newsmaker to be given the auto-tune treatment by viral video mix-masters the Gregory Brothers.Read More »from Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey Gets Auto-Tuned in “Dead Giveaway” Video
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Wade Robson (Photo: Denise Truscello)Michael Jackson may be dead and buried, but that doesn't mean he can't be the target of a lawsuit. Noted dancer/choreographer Wade Robson, now 30, has filed suit against the King of Pop's estate, claiming the he was molested by Jackson when he was a child.
The strange thing is that back in 2005, Robson denied he was sexually abused by Jackson when the pop star was facing charges of child molestation. Testimony by Robson, his sister, and his mother helped Jackson get off the hook.Read More »from Michael Jackson Sued for Sexual Molestation by Choreographer
- Laura Ferreiro | Stop The Presses! – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:41 PM EDT
From Bowie's banned video (Photo: Floria Sigismondi)Update: Two hours after this story was posted, the video is back on YouTube. According to Billboard, the video sharing site claims it was removed in error: "With the massive volume of videos on our site, sometimes we make the wrong call. When it's brought to our attention that a video has been removed mistakenly, we act quickly to reinstate it."
David Bowie clearly hasn't lost his edge. The 66-year-old rocker's latest video, which he wrote and conceived himself, features plenty of racy imagery and the clergy engaged in some less-than-pious behavior. "The Next Day" clip also bears the "explicit" parental advisory label and ended up being banned from YouTube for "violating terms of service" just a few hours after its release.
The video, which some may consider offensive due to its graphic images that could be interpreted as mocking religion, stars Academy Award-winning actress Marion Cotillard and renowned British actor Gary Oldman. It takes place in a bar filled with saints and sinners, where Bowie is performing on stage dressed in monks' robes.Read More »from David Bowie’s Explicit ‘Next Day’ Video Banned from YouTube
- Lyndsey Parker | Stop The Presses! – Wed, May 8, 2013 2:46 AM EDT
The Wanted's new single may be titled "Walks Like Rihanna," but the new video for the song isn't a tribute to RiRi. Instead, the vid offers several spot-on parodies of the '90s boy bands that paved the way for the Wanted's success.Read More »from The Wanted Lampoon ’90s Boy Bands in Hilarious New Video
- Stop The Presses! – Wed, May 8, 2013 12:20 AM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
photo: Associated Press/Chris PizzelloAnyone who has met, hung out with, or known Tim Lambesis, the frontman for Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying and an established music producer, has probably never even seen the 32-year-old singer jaywalk, let alone commit any sort of felony. Yet the soft-spoken, amiable Lambesis was shockingly arrested Tuesday, May 7, for allegedly trying to hire a hitman on May 2 to murder his estranged wife.Read More »from As I Lay Dying Vocalist Arrested For Allegedly Plotting to Have Wife Killed
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 6:47 PM EDT
By Jon Wiederhorn
Ex-Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum and a bunch of his rocker peers are teaming up to speak out about cruelty against Asian bears.
With the guidance of Animals Asia, Sorum, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott, ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, current Velvet Revolver/former GNR bassist Duff McKagan, ex-Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach, Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, and Deep Purple vocalist Glenn Hughes have recorded a minute-long PSA to protest the practice of Asian bear bile farming.
Read More »from Velvet Revolver’s Matt Sorum and Rocker Friends Can’t Bear Bile Farming in Asia
By Jon Wiederhorn
After serving most of a two-year sentence for illegal gun possession and tax evasion, the 36-year-old rapper has received his get-out-of-jail card, but will remain in home confinement until his official July 28 release date, TMZ reported.Read More »from Ja Rule Released From Federal Prison
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 4:30 PM EDT
Peter Rauhofer, a world-renowned electronic music DJ and song remixer from Vienna, Austria, who won a Grammy in 1999 for his treatment of Cher's "Believe," died Tuesday following a fight against brain cancer.Read More »from Grammy-Winning DJ, Producer Peter Rauhofer Dies at 48
- Stop The Presses! – Tue, May 7, 2013 3:28 PM EDT
By Laura Ferreiro (additional reporting by Wendy Geller)
Photo: Mike LawrieMany A-list entertainers such as Neil Diamond have been making sure to give special love to the city of Boston in the wake of last month's tragic marathon bombings. However, Rihanna doesn't seem to be among them.
After already having postponed the Boston stop on her Diamonds world tour in March due to illness, the pop star took the stage in Beantown a full hour and a half late Monday night on her makeup date.
Rihanna offered no explanation for her late arrival--and to make matters worse, her opening act, rapper A$AP Rocky, was a no-show reportedly due to illness. By the time she took the stage, she was greeted by a chorus of boos and jeers from the frustrated and bored crowd.Read More »from Rihanna Angers Boston Fans After Making Them Wait for Hours with No Opening Act
Celebrity guests, including actress Jaime King and DJ A-Trak took to Vine to post clips (some of which have since been reposted on YouTube) of 'Ye performing some new tunes. Included in the set was "I Am God," a song that Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter told Rolling Stone features West "kind of screaming primally."
Kanye also sweet-talked his babymama-to-be Kim Kardashian via auto-tune, by singing about her awesomeness.
While reaction to the tracks is decidedly mixed, some fans are annoyed by Vine's short-clip format.
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