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Pro-Gun Activists Are Mad At Tim McGraw

April 18th, 2015 4:06pm EDT
Tim McGraw Refuses To Drop Out Of Sandy Hook Benefit
Country star Tim McGraw is defending his decision to perform at a summer benefit for those affected by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut.

Pro-gun activists have criticized the country singer for his involvement in the gig and have already convinced Billy Currington to drop out of the Hartford, Conn., show as a support act. Activists want McGraw to reconsider performing for the Sandy Hook Promise organisation.

He explained, "I support gun ownership and I also believe that with gun ownership comes the responsibility of education and safety, most certainly when...
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RIP: Bahamian Singer Johnny Kemp

April 18th, 2015 10:09am EDT
Johnny Kemp
Bahamanian singer Johnny Kemp, known for his hit song "Just Got Paid," has died at age 55. His body was found floating off a beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, according to police. It's unclear how he died, reports the AP.

Kemp arrived in Jamaica on a cruise ship where he had been scheduled to perform as part of the "Tom Joyner Morning Show."

A rep for cruise organizer Reach Media told The Root today that Kemp didn't die onboard: "We have received confirmation that Johnny Kemp has passed away. We do not have any other details. We can confirm he was not on the ship for the Tom Joyner Foundatio...
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Singer Reveals New Look Following Split From One Direction

April 18th, 2015 8:37am EDT
Zayn Malik
On Friday night, singer Zayn Malik showed off his newly shaved head in his first public appearance since quitting One Direction.

Malik, 22, is known for his shaggy, long hair but looked quite different with his buzz cut and a nose stud at the Annual Asian Awards in London.

The pop star attended the event with his mother Trisha. He didn't speak with reporters; however, he signed autographs for fans outside the Grosvenor House Hotel.

According to the Daily Star, Malik won the Asian of the Year Award for his outstanding contribution to music. It's the first individual award the singer ha...
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Britney Has Some Choice Words For Concert Heckler

April 16th, 2015 2:14pm EDT
Britney Spears
Britney Spears began the eighth leg of her Las Vegas residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Wednesday night, and at the end of her first show in over a month someone in the audience had some nasty words for her.

Britney was wrapping up her "Piece Of Me" show at the resort's AXIS theater when someone in the crowd called her a "fat b*tch."

The incident was caught on video by a fan in the audience, and despite the concertoer's fat-shaming being hearsay, Britney appeared to be rattled by the comment after she asked the crowd if they wanted to hear one more song.

As the 33-year-...
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Who Took The Top Spot On The Billboard 200 This Week?

April 16th, 2015 11:56am EDT
‘Furious 7’ Soundtrack Bests All Time Low For Top Spot On The Bi
It was a good week to be a soundtrack, specifically the soundtrack to Furious 7. After ascending to the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 last week, Furious 7 sits atop the charts this week. The improvement in units from the previous week are quite substantial – 111,000 units this week versus 74,000 the previous week. Making Furious 7’s ascent on the Billboard 200 is what the soundtrack did on the Billboard Hot 100, namely “See You Again.”

“See You Again” did the unthinkable – killed Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ vibe. How so? “See You Again” stopped “Uptown Funk” from breaking a tie for th...
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Watch: Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande & More Rock Out To Carly Rae Jepsen

April 16th, 2015 12:18am EDT
Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and Pals
Justin Bieber has helped give label mate Carly Rae Jepsen's career another boost by gathering pals including Ariana Grande, Kendall Jenner, Lance Bass and Empire star Bryshere Gray together to sing and dance in a new video set to her new single, "I Really Like You."

The young stars are seen goofing off together in various locales, lip-synching and dancing to the catchy pop tune.

Justin's manager Scooter Braun signed the former Canadian Idol contestant to his label, Schoolboy Records, after Justin heard her 2012 single "Call Me Maybe."

Bieber then gathered friends -- including then girlfr...
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Rihanna Mocks Cocaine Rumors With Coke-Drinking Selfie

April 15th, 2015 10:37pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna has lashed out on social media over a video in which she appears to be doing something she shouldn't be doing.

During last weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, the singer and some pals were partying it up in their hotel room, while friends were dancing around the room, RiRi appeared to be doing something drug-related -- more specifically, sniffing lines of cocaine -- in the background.

Rihanna appears to be leaning her head down toward the table when a friend dances by, obscuring the camera view. After her friend passes, the singer is seen rubbi...
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Shawn Mendes Debut Album ‘Handwritten’

April 15th, 2015 1:30pm EDT
Review: Shawn Mendes Shows Great Potential On Debut Album ‘Handw
The power and the influence of video sharing sites is nothing short of incredible. Particularly for the youthful upstart musician, YouTube and Vine have done wonders for self-promotion. One of the latest benefactors is Canadian teen pop star Shawn Mendes. After dropping The Shawn Mendes EP back in 2014, the 16-year old singer/songwriter releases his major label debut, Handwritten.

“Life of the Party” plays true to the expected – solid, yet on the predictable side of things. The opener easily passes the marks – it’s a stand out contextually – even if it isn’t nearly as fun as the title ...
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Celebs Pretend To Be Hippies At Coachella (See Pics)

April 14th, 2015 10:20pm EDT
Bella Thorne
The stars were out, once again, at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, where the younger classmen of the celebrity A-list had the chance to pretend to be hippies while being corralled in their special little VIP section where they wouldn't have to be near any of the real dirty hippies attending the three-day festival.

Actually, real hippies don't go to concerts where AC/DC, Jack White and Drake are the headliners -- they have better things to do, like go to the Grateful Dead's Fare Thee Well concerts in Chicago and Phish's latest three-day festival, "...
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Did Justin Bieber Get Kicked Out Of Coachella?

April 14th, 2015 11:32am EDT
Justin Bieber Put In Chokehold And Booted From Coachella Music F
Justin Bieber was reportedly kicked out of the Coachella Music Festival this weekend by security, according to report by TMZ.

The pop star was accused of attempting to enter through the artist’s entrance during Drake‘s performance when security stopped him because the area was full. TMZ revealed that Bieber showed security his wristband, the guards still wouldn’t let him in.

Bieber then reportedly revealed that Drake had personally invited him and he’d be “bombarded” by fans if he stood in the general crowd.

After the confusion, the singer was reportedly let into the secure area when ano...
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