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Good News For Chris Brown

March 21st, 2015 12:33pm EDT
Chris Brown
Chris Brown can finally move forward in his life after completing the probation stemming from his 2009 assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

The hip hop star went to court in Los Angeles on Friday, and the judge overseeing the case announced Brown's probation was over after the singer's probation officer revealed he completed his court-ordered community service sentence of 1,000 hours, according to TMZ.com.

Things didn't look so good two months ago after Brown was forced to postpone the start of his joint tour with Trey Songz because he left Los Angeles County to play a show in San Jose, Cal...
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Snoop Dogg Heads To The Small Screen

March 21st, 2015 10:02am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is joining forces with HBO to create a new drama series. The show will be written by Rodney Barnes ("The Boondocks," "Everybody Hates Chris") and be directed by Allen Hughes, according to Deadline.

The untitled drama will take place in the Los Angeles in the 1980s and center on a family whose world is changed "by the collision of their community and American politics."

The rapper, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadjus, Jr., was born in Long Beach, just south of L.A. In high school, Snoop Dogg became a Crip gang member. He was arrested for cocaine possession and sentenced to three...
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Why Exactly Did Zayn Malik Pull Out Of The One Direction Tour?

March 20th, 2015 12:27pm EDT
Zayn Malik Quits One Direction Tour Over Allegations He Cheated
Zayn Malik has dropped out of the One Direction tour over rumors that he was cheating on his fiancee. The singer, 22, was photographed holding hands with a mystery blonde's hand in Phuket, Thailand, leading many to speculate that he was being unfaithful to Little Mix star Perrie Edwards.

Malik couldn't handle the stress and criticism, so he pulled out of the tour. Malik posted on Twitter on Wednesay:

I'm 22 years old... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous fucks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x

— zaynmalik1D (@zaynmalik) March 18, 2015

The s...
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Singer Amanda Palmer: Naked & Pregnant

March 20th, 2015 9:02am EDT
Singer Amanda Palmer Announces Pregnancy News With Naked Instagr
Singer Amanda Palmer wanted the world to know that she and her husband Neil Gaiman were expecting, so she posted a photo of herself naked, cradling her baby bump, on Instagram.

"guess what? i'm pregnant. due september. super special thanks to neil himself," she captioned the sepia-toned image, which shows the star in front of a window with tall buildings in the background.

Fans congratulated the couple, sending thoughts such as, "Congratulations! I wish you all the best!" "Beautiful photograph. Blessed be," and "Oh Amanda! Oh Neil! I'm so glad for you!"

Palmer posted a second shot of her...
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Natalia Kills & Willy Moon Break Silence After Bullying 'X Factor' Contestant

March 19th, 2015 9:01am EDT
Natalia Kills & Willy Moon Ask 'X Factor' Contestant For Forgive
Singers Natalia Kills and Willy Moon learned this weekend that honesty isn't always the best policy. The couple, who were judges on "The X Factor" New Zealand, stunned fans on Sunday after they brutally ridiculed a contestant on air.

Singer Joe Irvine performed live, and Kills called him "disgusting" and a "laughing stock," while her husband compared him to "Pyscho" serial killer Norman Bates. The judges were fired from the show and have since come forward to make amends with the wannabe star.

Kills wrote on Twitter, "A lot goes on behind-the-scene of a reality show and what you see isn't...
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'Empire' Wins The Day Over Madonna

March 19th, 2015 8:24am EDT
'Empire' Soundtrack Outpaces Madonna For Top Spot On The Billboa
Who would’ve ever thought that the iconic Madonna would miss out on a number one album? Well, that’s exactly what happened this week as Original Soundtrack From Season 1 of Empire outpaced Madge’s Rebel Heart to take the number one spot on the Billboard 200. Empire impacted to the tune of 130,000 units, while Madonna’s 121,000 units left her settling for second place.

Luke Bryan wasn’t even mentioned in the tightly contested race for number one, as Spring Break…Checkin’ Out always seemed to be aiming for third. Ultimately, the numbers aren’t earth shattering, but it is respectable the...
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Kendrick Lamar's Brilliant Move

March 18th, 2015 3:12pm EDT
Kendrick Lamar Makes A Brilliant Decision Releasing 'To Pimp A B
What is arguably the trendiest trend in the music industry as of late? Is it the liberal use of profanity or the heightened prevalence of sex? While both of those characterize multiple genres of music, arguably the trendiest trend is the surprise or semi-surprise album. The latest artist to drop a surprise album is none other than one of hip-hop’s most respected newbies, Kendrick Lamar.

The release of Lamar’s sophomore album has been very unique and nothing like the release of his Grammy-nominated debut good Kid m.A.A.d City. Everyone knew that Kendrick Lamar was working on a new pro...
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Kendrick Lamar Breaks Streaming Record

March 18th, 2015 8:52am EDT
Kendrick Lamar's New Album Breaks Spotify Streaming Records
Kendrick Lamar's new album "To Pimp a Butterfly," has broken streaming records on Spotify. Tracks from the record had over 9.6 million streams on the album's first full day of release, more than any LP in the streaming service's seven-year existence.

"To Pimp a Butterfly" beat the record of 9.5 million set by Michael Buble's "Christmas", released in 2011.

There was much anticipation over Lamar's latest foray into the music business and it grew more so when the album was released a week early, much to the surprise and chagrin of the rapper.

Said Lamar, "I WOULD LIKE 2 PERSONALLY THANK @I...
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Former Beatle To Induct Another Beatle To Hall Of Fame

March 18th, 2015 8:33am EDT
Paul McCartney Will Induct Ringo Star Into Rock Hall
Paul McCartney will induct former band mate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo act this coming April.

McCartney will handle the induction services for Starr in what will likely be a memorable moment between the two music legends. Starr is already in the Rock Hall, as part of The Beatles.

Punk poet Patti Smith will handle the duties of posthumously welcoming Lou Reed into the institution for his solo career. Reed was already inducted as part of punk group The Velvet Underground.

Stevie Wonder will induct R&B singer and songwriter Bill Withers at the ceremony. J. Ge...
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New Albums To Check Out This Week

March 17th, 2015 8:45am EDT
Sleeping With Sirens Lead New Albums To Check Out: This Week in
Last week, the music fans were spoiled by new releases from Madonna (Rebel Heart), the Empire Cast (Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire), and Luke Bryan (Spring Break…Checkin’ Out). This week, things are a tad bit quieter. What does that mean? Essentially, there are less ‘highly anticipated’ releases dropping this week. Still, there are five newbies worth checking out, led by ‘post-hardcore’ band Sleeping With Sirens and capped off with Marina and the Diamonds.

1) Sleeping With Sirens, Madness (Epitaph)

Sleeping With Sirens returns with its fourth album Madness, following 20...
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