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12 ‘Work’ Songs For Labor Day And Beyond

September 1st, 2014 1:40pm EDT
Ah, the rewards of hard work – nothing like it. Yes, work can be a total bummer, one characterized by four letter words that rhyme with the word ‘buck’ or ‘quit’, but work can also be fun and make great ear-candy, much like these 12 ‘work’ songs. The only requirement for these songs to make the list – the word work had to be used in some form within the title. The results are…well an interesting, scattered playlist. Enjoy fellow workaholics!

1) Michael Jackson, “Working Day & Night” (Off The Wall, 1979)

What better way to initiate a work playlist than with a soul classic? MJ was r...
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12 Best Maroon 5 Songs

August 31st, 2014 4:31pm EDT
12 Best Maroon 5 Songs
As pop/rock band Maroon 5 drops their fifth studio album V (available September 2), what better way to get in the Maroon 5 mindset than examine the best, most memorable songs that the band has delivered since 2002? Over the course of four albums (Songs About Jane, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, Hands All Over, and Overexposed), Maroon 5 have delivered some of the most alluring songs – records – of modern times. Here are 12 of the best – the crème de la crème.

1) “This Love” (Songs About Jane)

“This Love” will always remain a, if not ‘the’ crowning achievement of Maroon 5’s catalogue....
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NYPD 'Hip-Hop Police' Monitor Stars Such As Drake & Chris Brown

August 30th, 2014 5:07pm EDT
Drake
In the wake of Marion "Suge" Knight's shooting at a club in Los Angeles, a police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance of hip-hop stars.

The elite squad is known as the "Hip-Hop Police" and reportedly focuses its work on musicians such as Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa, Fat Joe, Drake and Chris Brown.

The squad monitors rap concerts and nightclub appearances by those who allegedly cause trouble. According to the New York Post, law enforcement officials are increasing their efforts following the shoo...
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Cee Lo Gets Probation

August 30th, 2014 8:35am EDT
Cee Lo Green Avoids Jail Over Drug Charge Involving Ex-Girlfrien
Singer/rapper Cee Lo Green made a plea deal over an ecstasy charge and has been sentenced to three years of probation and community service.

Last year an ex-girlfriend accused "The Voice" judge, real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, of slipping her ecstasy before having sex with her after a dinner date. The anonymous plaintiff claimed Green spiked her drink during a date in November, 2012, in Los Angeles and she later woke up naked in a bed with him.

The Gorillaz star initially pleaded not guilty to the claim but later pled no contest to a felony count of sharing ecstasy in a deal that al...
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Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In To Police

August 29th, 2014 11:22am EDT
Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In To Police
The homeless man who Miley Cyrus brought to the MTV Video Music Awards has turned himself into police after violating his probation.

On Sunday, Jess Helt accepted the pop star's award for "Video of the Year" in order to raise awareness about homeless youths.

It was later revealed that Helt was wanted on a warrant for violating probation stemming from a 2010 burglary. Helt also did not keep his probation officer up to date about his whereabouts, failed to take a drug test, broke curfew, and did not complete community service requirements.

Helt turned himself in to poice on Thursday and wa...
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Springsteen Has A New Passion

August 29th, 2014 8:17am EDT
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is the latest celebrity to add author to his resume. The rocker is turning his 2009 track "Outlaw Pete" into a children's book.

The singer and cartoonist Frank Caruso are teaming up to transform the tune into a story book that is expected to be released in November.

Caruso explained: "When Bruce wrote Outlaw Pete he didn't just write a great song, he created a great character. The first time I heard the song this book played out in my head.

"Like Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Dorothy Gale and, for me, even Popeye, Outlaw Pete cuts deep into the folklore of our country and weav...
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BET Suspends Producer Over Joke About Beyonce & Jay Z's Daughter

August 28th, 2014 8:13am EDT
BET Suspends Producer Over Joke About Beyonce & Jay Z's Daughter
Executives at BET have reportedly suspended a producer involved in a joke about Beyonce and Jay Z's daughter. The comment was made during music video countdown show "106 & Park."

Two-year-old Blue Ivy was featured on the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night. She and her father joined Beyonce on stage while the pop star was being given the prestigious Vanguard Award.

During a segment on Monday's BET show about Blue's hypothetical thoughts at the event, guest host Karrueche Tran said: "I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.”

Tran, who is Chris Brown's on/...
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Wiz Khalifa Takes ‘Blacc Hollywood’ To The Top: This Week in Music

August 28th, 2014 7:45am EDT
Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood'
Wiz Khalifa has been high many times in his life – he’d probably say the same thing – but he’s never been #1 on the Billboard 200. This week, after two previous albums, Wiz Khalifa’s latest album Blacc Hollywood sold 90,000 copies, easily sufficient for #1. While Wiz had never debuted at the penthouse, both his previous albums actually moved more copies their first week. 2011 effort Rolling Papers sold a robust 197,000 copies, while 2012 LP O.N.I.F.C. sold 148,000. Each album by the kush lover has sold less. Still, Wiz should celebrate…then again maybe he should ease up on Mary Jane. ...
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Review: Ariana Grande Shines Vocally on ‘My Everything’

August 27th, 2014 9:50am EDT
Ariana Grande
On Ariana Grande’s sophomore album My Everything, things feel different from her debut Yours Truly from 2013. The voice still soars commandingly – there’s no difference there – but My Everything has more of the feel of a big pop album. Sure Yours Truly had some exceptional records itself and blended pop and R&B sensibilities much like this album, but My Everything feels as if Grande has better established her niche and is flexing.

My Everything is a solid second effort from Grande, feeling like the right album for the right time. That said, the album itself, while good, is by no means...
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Miley Cyrus Defends Homeless VMAs Date Who Is Wanted On A Warrant

August 27th, 2014 8:38am EDT
Miley Cyrus
The homeless man Miley Cyrus took to the MTV Video Music Awards is wanted by police in connection with a probation violation, and the pop star has come his defense, telling fans that the larger issue of youth homelessness is more important than one man's troubles with the law.

On Sunday, Jesse Helt accompanied Cyrus to the red carpet event and accepted her award for "Video of the Year" for "Wrecking Ball." In his speech he talked about raising awarenes about displaced young people across the United States.

The pair met at Hollywood shelter My Friend's Place, and on Tuesday it was revealed...
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