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Robin Thick Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'

September 16th, 2014 2:54pm EDT
Robin Thick Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'
While being interrogated for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up" to make "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke confessed to being so high he couldn't have written the hit track.

Gaye's family filed a lawsuit against Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., accusing them of ripping off the song. Thicke gave a deposition in April, saying he took more credit for "Blurred Lines" than he should have, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singer explained, "To be honest... I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I...
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Chris Brown, Tim McGraw & Train Among Albums to Check Out: This Week in Music

September 16th, 2014 10:40am EDT
Chris Brown, Tim McGraw & Train Among Albums to Check Out: This
The fourth quarter is underway in the music industry, with bigger, more coveted artists/albums dropping. September 16 again sports some big names, all looking for a slice of those lucrative sales that only occur during the September, October, November, and December months – sigh*. While this week doesn’t sport an album that looks to completely ‘slay’ the charts with robust numbers, many of the albums listed will certainly impact it. Here are seven albums to check out this week!

1) Chris Brown, X (RCA)

After multiple delays, Chris Brown releases his fifth studio album, X. Delayed al...
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Review: Jhené Aiko Maintains Poise On 'Souled Out'

September 15th, 2014 2:27pm EDT
Review: Jhené Aiko Maintains Poise On 'Souled Out'
Jhené Aiko definitely takes a different approach than many female R&B artists. Rather than delivering big, dramatic vocals, Aiko takes a cool, calm, and more poised approach. This contrast sets her apart, but at times, also leaves the listener desiring Aiko to push just a bit more. Still, her first full-length album for Def Jam has plenty to offer, showcasing Aiko’s tremendous artistic potential.

“She was born in limbo,” sings Aiko, “With the need to be as simple / as her makers and the made up things she dreamed.” “Limbo Limbo Limbo” kicks off the contemporary, alt-R&B affair uniquel...
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Mayim Bialik Voices Her Issue With Ariana Grande’s Sexy Billboard Ad

September 15th, 2014 1:24pm EDT
Mayim Bialik Voices Her Issue With Ariana Grande’s Sexy Billboar
“Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik just isn’t a fan of Ariana Grande.

The girl who personified eclectic and cool during her run in the 1980's hit "Blossom" has found offense to a billboard featuring the singer in a scantily clad outfit and stiletto heels, promoting her new CD, "My Everything."

Bialik, who practices Orthodox Judiasm, took to her blog to criticize a billboard she saw featuring Grande, and within it, she mentioned that she has no idea who the pop singer is.

“There is one for Ariana Grande, and I will go ahead and admit I have no idea who she is or what she does. Based on t...
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Miley Cyrus Reveals Cover Of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'

September 15th, 2014 11:55am EDT
Miley Cyrus Reveals Cover Of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leav
Miley Cyrus surprised everyone when she dropped a new song on her SoundCloud account, a cover of Led Zepplin's iconic tune, "Baby, I'm Gonna Leave You." Cyrus simply announced on her Twitter account, "Check dis s**t out."

This isn't the first time Cyrus has attempted a cover of a popular song. She's tweaked (or twerked) her versions of Godmother Dolly Parton's "Jolene", The Beatles "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", Roy Orbison's "It's Over" and "I Love Rock and Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts to name a few.

Cyrus shared the cover on Sound Cloud Friday night. The song, which Led Zepp...
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Disability Group Slams Kanye West Over Concert Wheelchair Incident

September 15th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Disability Group Slams Kanye West Over Concert Wheelchair Incide
During a misunderstanding at a concert in Sydney, Australia, on Friday night, Kanye West asked a fan in a wheelchair to stand up, and the incident isn't sitting well with disability rights groups down under.

Video footage shows West stopping the show and demanding every single concertgoer get to their feet for his track "Good Life." He shouts to fans: "I can't do this show until everybody stand up. Unless you got a handicap pass and you get special parking and s**t."

At one point, West points out a particular fan, insisting he would not go on with the show until he stood up. After realizi...
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Nicki Minaj Blocked From Making Appearance At Her High School

September 13th, 2014 5:08pm EDT
Nicki Minaj Blocked From Making Appearance At Her High School
Sorry, Nicki. Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School doesn't want you walking its halls again. Rapper Nicki Minaj offered to make a special appearance at her Alma Mater in New York, but the principal denied her request.

The singer was saddend by the response. She wrote on Twitter on Thursday: "I wanted to go back to my HS and speak to the students but the new principal declined. No need for me to inspire them, I guess. Smh (shake my head)".

She added, "That school changed my life and I wanted to pay it forward to the students there now. I was really looking forward to it."

Fans came out in dr...
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10 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is A Hot Mess!

September 13th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
10 Reasons Why Miley Cyrus Is A Hot Mess!
Keeping it short and sweet, if one were to search for the words crazy, ludicrous, or insane in the dictionary, likely, a picture of Miley Cyrus would serve as an example. Hey, you could even throw twerking onto that list! Yes, Ms. Cyrus is nothing short of ‘something else,’ whatever that may be. The behavior that has traveled along the pop star over the last year-plus is, well, nuts. To each his own, but this list has 10 convincing reasons why Miley Cyrus is a mess. Strike that – why Miley Cyrus is a ‘hot’ mess!

1) BANGERZ

Miley Cyrus took one gargantuan leap of faith dropping an a...
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Music Spotlight: Ann Hampton Callaway – A Musician You Should Know

September 11th, 2014 1:40pm EDT
Ann Hampton Callaway, From Sassy To Divine Shanachie
Perhaps only a few will recognize the name Ann Hampton Callaway off the top of their head, but definitely more than a few should know about Callaway's elite talent. Callaway sports a résumé that is stacked – absolutely loaded – from top to bottom. Perhaps she's not a household name compared to say pop artists, but her accomplishments deserve even greater recognition than she receives and certainly speaks for itself.

One look at the experience Callaway possesses, and the reasons why she’s “kind of a big deal” immediately reveal themselves. Callaway’s riveting bio describes her as a “sin...
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Kanye West Hospitalized In Australia While On Tour

September 11th, 2014 11:08am EDT
Kanye West Hospitalized In Australia While On Tour
Just hours before a performance down under, Kanye West was rushed to an Australian hospital suffering from a migrane headache. West was scheduled to perform a series of concerts in the area and checked into the hospital as a precautionary measure to find the cause of his intense pain.

Nurses reportedly had to clear the MRI waiting room, according to TIME, so that the 37-year-old rapper could have private treatment. After having an MRI, the rapper was released from a Melbourne hospital, having been there for only 2 and 1/2 hours. According to sources, Yeezes is doing “fine and didn’t have a...
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