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Why Did 'Scott Weiland' Go To Jail?

August 22nd, 2014 1:18pm EDT
Impersonator Tricks Police Into Thinking He's Rocker Scott Weila
Scott Weiland has come forward to clear his name after a man was jailed on drug charges and claimed he was the Stone Temple Pilots rocker.

Reports surfaced on Thursday that Weiland had been jailed for methamphetamine possession and burglary. Officials claimed he had been in jail for a month following his July 26 arrest.

Weiland, 46, denied the claims, explaining in a video on his website: "Hi this is Scott Weiland... I just got done reading something very interesting, a nice piece of fiction... that says I was in jail... I have actually been touring, writing and recording my new album. T...
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Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Over 'Acts That Go Against Morals And Customs'

August 22nd, 2014 11:36am EDT
Dominican Republic Bans Miley Cyrus Over 'Acts That Go Against M
Miley Cyrus was scheduled to perform in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, next month, but officials have pulled the plug on her concert over morality concerns, ABC News reports.

The country's commission that oversees public performances said in a statement on Thursday that they are concerned the pop star will undertake "acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

They state Cyrus performs with "unsuitable costumes" and uses "language and images which encourage sex and violence" and "inappropriate objects", while also alluding to "crime... and denigrat...
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Miley Cyrus Is Attending MTV's Video Music Awards

August 21st, 2014 5:19pm EDT
Miley Cyrus Is Attending MTV's Video Music Awards
Miley Cyrus won't be able to top last year's controversial appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards because she's not performing. The Official Miley Team announced on Twitter on Wednesday that the star will definitely be attending the event:

BREAKING: Miley Cyrus will attend the VMAS on Sunday night.

— Official Miley Team (@MileyOfficial) August 21, 2014

Last summer, her headline-inducing performance with Robin Thicke polarized fans. Many were shocked after she gyrated her backside against the singer during a memorable duet of "Blurred Lines."

This year's performers will include Bey...
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Music Spotlight: Troye Sivan – Youthful Alt-Pop Warrior

August 21st, 2014 11:15am EDT
Music Spotlight: Troye Sivan – Youthful Alt-Pop Warrior
Often times, a teen musician offers one of two things as a recording artist – bubblegum and more bubblegum. Call it schmaltz. Maybe that assertion is over simplistic, but typically, teen musicians tend to appeal to audiences of their peers or even younger. Not many youngsters have the ability early on to crossover or appeal to more mature, older listeners. With numerous EPs released from burgeoning teen acts, most appealed to, well teens. No shade 5 Seconds of Summer, The Vamps, or Shawn Mendes.

For Troye Sivan, the script is a bit different. With Sivan, a multitalented 19-year ol...
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The Gaslight Anthem Land at #4 on Billboard 200 : This Week In Music

August 21st, 2014 9:20am EDT
The Gaslight Anthem
In a blasé August release week, Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack remains at #1 on the Billboard 200 selling 93,000 copies. The numbers are solid considering the soundtrack sold 109,000 copies last week (no substantial drop), but worth noting is no album moved 100,000 copies this week. The next closest album, Now 51, was distant second place, selling 52,000 copies. Ouch!

Despite sluggish numbers, there were some new debuts. The Gaslight Anthem landed at #4 with its latest album, Get Hurt. Get Hurt sold 33,000 copies, which by no means is the second coming. Troy Sivan’s numbers ar...
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Read What Beyonce's Mom Says About Her Daughter's Marriage

August 21st, 2014 8:37am EDT
Beyonce's Mom Says 'Everything's Perfect' Between Her Daughter &
If you want to know about someone's relationship status, just ask his or her mother. Beyonce's mom insists that her daughter's marriage to Jay Z is going strong.

Tina Knowles recently told TMZ.com, "Haters going be haters and there's nothing we can do about that... everything's perfect."

Rumors have been circulating for months that the pair was planning on splitting up following the end of their "On The Run" tour. Much of the gossip has centered around the hip hop star and his penchant for cheating.

Neither Beyonce or Jay Z have commented on the speculation, although the pop star has con...
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Review: Wiz Khalifa Brings More Of The Same On ‘Blacc Hollywood’

August 20th, 2014 9:21am EDT
Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood'
If nothing else comes across on a Wiz Khalifa album, the MC’s love of weed does. It seems as if no Wiz song is a go without a reference to smoking. While the honesty is appreciated, it is often overplayed, growing tiresome album in and album out. On third album of note, Blacc Hollywood, weed definitely remains part of Wiz. His shallowness as an MC as well, dominates his latest album. Ultimately, Wiz Khalifa is who he is, and nothing more.

“Hope” opens Blacc Hollywood, featuring up and coming artist Ty Dolla $ign. Chevy Woods provides a lengthy intro before Wiz ever spits one bar. Ulti...
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Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda' Music Video Is All Butts, All The Time

August 20th, 2014 9:07am EDT
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj's highly anticipated "Anaconda" video has finally arrived, and as expected it features a lot of butts.

The hip hop starlet's latest single draws off of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and revolves around Minaj's posterior, often displayed in a thong. Minaj is obviously proud of her big booty, and at one point criticizes all the skinny girls for not having one.

The very sexual video starts off in the jungle ("Anaconda," get it?) and includes Minaj working out with some weights as back-up dancers do their own exercises next to her. There's also a moment where she squeezes whip c...
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Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

August 19th, 2014 11:33am EDT
Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood' Leads Albums To Check Out: This W
Finally, finally, finally! Things are beginning to look up as the music industry gears towards the always busy, profitable fourth quarter (September through December). After August has gotten off to a slow start, this week, numerous interesting titles drop. Not every title is featured here (sorry Amy Grant, Colton Dixon, Gretchen Wilson, Kimbra and Randy Travis), but a select few are highlighted as albums to check out. Among the most notable titles is Wiz Khalifa’s third album, Blacc Hollywood.

1) Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood (Atlantic)

Wiz Khalifa’s third album could be one to make...
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Review: The Gaslight Anthem Show Consistency On ‘Get Hurt’

August 18th, 2014 1:29pm EDT
Review: The Gaslight Anthem Show Consistency On ‘Get Hurt’
After a two-year hiatus, rock band The Gaslight Anthem return with their fifth studio album, Get Hurt. Get Hurt follows a high watermark for the band, led by vocalist and guitarist Brian Fallon. 2012 effort Handwritten easily ranked among the best rock albums that year. Get Hurt maintains consistency and enjoyability, regardless if it trumps Handwritten or not.

“Stay Vicious” opens Get Hurt in excitedly. The riffs come ‘right at your face,’ while Fallon delivers the lyrics in gritty, emotional fashion. Interesting about “Stay Vicious” is the chorus pulls back, while the verses are...
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