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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."

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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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'Maroon 5' Earns Second #1 Album With ‘V’: This Week In Music

September 11th, 2014 8:32am EDT
'Maroon 5' Earns Second #1 Album With ‘V’: This Week In Music
Expectedly, rock/pop band Maroon 5 debut atop the Billboard 200 with their fifth studio album, V. Until V arrived, it had been seven years since Maroon 5 first reached the penthouse of the Billboard Album Charts, when It Won’t Be Soon Before Long sold a robust 429,000 copies. V doesn’t open nearly as hot, but does sell a respectable 164,000 copies. Those numbers are in line with other first-week sales in 2014, including Ariana Grande’s My Everything (#1, 169,000) Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour (#2, 166,000).

Thankfully, Maroon 5 wouldn’t be the only big name dropping respectable number...
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Life Is A Series Of 'Happy Mistakes' For Heffron Drive's Kendall Schmidt

September 10th, 2014 3:46pm EDT
Life Is A Series Of 'Happy Mistakes' For Heffron Drive's Kendall
Upon the release of their first CD "Happy Mistakes", the members of Heffron Drive are embracing their past but looking towards their musical future. A unit since 2008, Kendall Schmidt and Dustin Belt first came together when the two found they had a shared goal; to make original music for the masses. A child actor, Schmidt had the chance to pursue his childhood dream with the big boys over at Nickelodeon, who cast him in their series about a band trying to make it in Hollywood, "Big Time Rush."

With that came adulation, fame and tons of media exposure. Schmidt made sure that Belt was taken...
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Review: Lecrae Delivers Prudent, Inspiring Messages on 'Anomaly'

September 10th, 2014 11:45am EDT
Review: Lecrae Delivers Prudent, Inspiring Messages on 'Anomaly'
Hip-hop and religion seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. That’s not speculating upon religious or nonreligious stance of rappers, but rather church and rap seem to have little in common. Few rappers spread spiritual messages through their music – most are spitting about hook ups, the club, and the cash flow. Likewise, ministers aren’t exactly raving over the secular themes hip-hop artists thrive upon.

That brings in Lecrae. An MC with nothing short of an impressive flow, rather than spit about his come-up in the secular sense, Lecrae always has ‘the man upstairs’ and a higher...
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Dancers Suggest That Taylor Swift's Pop Nemesis Is Katy Perry

September 10th, 2014 8:18am EDT
Dancers Suggest That Taylor Swift's Pop Nemesis Is Katy Perry
A back-up dancer all but confirms that Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are feuding after the former stole the latter's dance team for a tour.

On Monday, Swift made headlines after revealing her new song "Bad Blood" was about an anonymous pop rival who she thought was a friend but wound up sabotaging her arena tour.

The country pop star told Rolling Stone: "Last year she did something so horrible. I was like, 'Oh, we're just straight-up enemies'... It had to do with business... She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me."

Swift didn't reveal a name, but it's been speculated that sh...
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Cher Postpones Tour Stops Due To Viral Infection

September 9th, 2014 12:14pm EDT
Cher
Cher has been forced to reschedule shows on her "Dressed To Kill" tour in New York and New Hampshire while she recovers from an illness. The singer is coping with an acute viral infection.

Concerts in Albany, N.Y., and Manchester, N.H., have been postponed to Oct. 6 and 7, respectively. Fans can use their tickets on the rescheduled dates or have the option of turning them in for a refund.

Cher, 68, was diagnosed with the infection in Los Angeles, Calif., over the weekend and has been ordered to rest in bed for several days.

The second leg of her tour is scheduled to kick off on Sept. 15 ...
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Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice & Ryan Adams Among Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

September 9th, 2014 11:07am EDT
Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice & Ryan Adams Among Albums To Check Out: Th
There’s nothing like the fourth quarter, a time when label executives know that sales will flourish more than any other time of the year. A host of albums are always dropped during this most exciting and lucrative time, and this week certainly doesn’t break way from that trend. Led by particularly notable releases from Jhené Aiko, Lee Brice, and Ryan Adams, here are nine albums to check out this week.

1) Lee Brice, I Don’t Dance (Curb)

Country artist Lee Brice returns with his third studio album I Don’t Dance. I Don’t Dance follows up his 2012 album, Hard 2 Love, which debuted at #...
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