Singer Prince dead at 57

Prince

It’s a sad day in the music world. News is spreading across the global at the sudden passing of the legendary singer, Prince. The star was 57.

TMZ is reporting that several sources connected to the star have confirmed that he was found dead at his home in Minnesota this morning. No word on what the cause of death is at this point, but investigations are most certainly underway to establish what went wrong. Earlier in the week, the star’s private jet was forced to make an emergency landing, following a medical emergency. His reps later told the site he was battling with flu, but he returned to the stage the next day.

This is such terribly sad news. My heartfelt condolences go out to his loved ones during this time.

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UPDATE: Tributes start pouring in:

The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Prince
April 21, 2016

Our GRAMMY® family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince. Today, we remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artists of all time. Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his incredible work.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

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#WhatJayZSaidToSolange continued… the memes

#WhatJayZSaidToSolange continues to trend worldwide, in light of Jigga’s enraged and extremely aggressive sister-in-law Solange and her outburst/ meltdown at the Met Gala last week. TMZ broke the story on Monday and since then the Internet has exploded with memes and social media commentary. Check this out!

One thing’s for sure, Solange has a hit with this one!

Judge to LiLo: Be Free… sort of

Jailbird Lindsay Lohan is free– after not even two weeks behind bars. The actress/ singer was released at around 1:35 am local time. It’s believed she’s on her way to a UCLA rehab centre. Last week E! Entertainment had the Road To Jail: LiLo special… this week will hopefully be Road To Recovery. Let’s hope so!

Kara Fired, Ellen leaves American Idol… as well!

UPDATE…. yes Another: TMZ is reporting that Kara DioGuardi has been fired! WTF is going on with this show? Marketing/ publicity stunt to try and get more viewers and better ratings? Quite possible! According to the celeb site, the three judges on the panel will include Randy (Still… hopefully), Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith front man, Steve Tyler. Heavy days!!! If the J Lo deal falls through, then Kara will be given another shot. WOW!


So yesterday I made mention of Jessica Simpson possibly becoming the new American Idols judge. Well today’s update is that not only are the AI bosses looking for a new Simon, it appears they’re looking for a new Ellen too! The talk show host announced yesterday she was leaving the show after one season, citing a busy schedule and ‘not wanting to hurt anybody’s feelings’.

She said in a statement to E! Online, “A couple months ago, I let Fox and the American Idol producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on Idol and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be.”

Now there’s talk of Jennifer Lopez becoming a judge… Seriously, with the ratings being low, top 10 concerts being canned and Simon and Ellen bouncing, perhaps it’s time to say “This WAS American Idol”… Just saying

Lil Wayne- What a champ!

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AP Photo/Peter Kramer

It’s been one helluva year for rapper Lil Wayne. He’s scored several top ten hits, has featured in some of the biggest tracks and he scored himself 4 Grammy Awards this year. Busy year for the rapper, but that’s not the only thing he’s been busy with. The star is apparently expecting his fourth child, with yet another partner (singer Nivea)… This so happens to be his fourth offspring in just over a year. What a classy chap he is! He’s obviously never heard of 1. contraception and 2. HIV/Aids.

So now the father of (almost) four is facing yet another dilemma, in that he probably wont be seeing his Lil ones for at least a year. Rolling Stone Magazine is reporting that he pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a weapon in the second degree on Thursday in a New York courtroom. The incident came to light after his tour bus was pulled over by police in July of ’07, after the po-po’s allegedly smelled pot wafting out of the Wayne bus. It’s then alleged that as the police were approaching, Wayne tossed a Louis Vuitton bag out of the bus, which had a gun in it.

As if that wasn’t enough, TMZ is also reporting that the rapper is also facing charges of felony drug possession and weapons charges in yet another state in the US, Arizona. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges though and that trial is set to get going in March of next year. He’ll officially be sentenced in February next year for the New York gun possession charges. Seems like it’s going to be a jolly old Merry Christmas for Lil Wayne this year. Oh and he’s expected to release his new record, “Rebirth” on the 15th of December. Let’s see how that goes.

Poor RiRi

As if that horrid, battered and bruised picture wasn’t enough. Now the 21-year-old Barbados beauty, Rihanna, has to deal with nudie pics that have been leaked onto the net. The star is fighting back on this one though. According to TMZ, the star’s label Island Def Jam Music Group has issued a letter to several websites that published the pics of RiRi, saying they need to be removed in the interest of protecting the star’s rights. This despite the fact that they don’t actually know if it’s her or not… her label fails to deny it. I wonder if Brown leaked them nudies….

Meanwhile Rihanna’s making fashion statements left, right and centre at various different events. Can we expect a fashion label soon? STay tuned for more news from Rihanna and others!

Rihanna/ Brown incident inspires a PSA- Do Something

It’s been quiet on the Chris Brown/ Rihanna front, but a site that isn’t taking the domestic violence issue lightly is dosomething.org. On the site you can find a cause that is close to your heart and you can do your bit to help raise awareness and show your support to those affected by the issue at hand. Now due to leaked police records on what happened on the eve of music’s biggest night between Brown and Rihanna, those running the site have created a ‘reenactment’ of the prevailing events. It’s a disturbing, but the message is strong. See the video below:

This is a fantastic site for those who are victims or for those who want to pledge and/or donate. There are resources, contact details, forum platforms and personal stories of some victims. Click here to read this moving story from Kristen Rambler. Initially it seemed as if Rihanna had rekindled her relationship with Brown- along with the pregnancy and wedding rumours- but now it seems as though the two are taking a break. I think that’s wise. They need space and both clearly need to deal with their respective issues. I urge you to visit the site and participate in a cause close to your heart… It will make a difference.

Chris Brown/Rihanna – shocking details surface

FOX11 has obtained a copy of the LAPD detective’s affidavit, in which the details about what allegedly went down on the 8th of February.

According to the report an argument broke out between the couple, after Rihanna read a 3-page text-message from another woman. It’s then alleged that Brown bashed Rihanna’s head against the car window, followed by a series of punches and alleged comments like “I’m going to beat the **** out of you when we get home. You wait and see.” Man oh man. Below is the video report on their website: Continue reading “Chris Brown/Rihanna – shocking details surface”

Chris Brown and Rihanna reunite

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Okay WTF? Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together… well according to People Magazine. A source tells the celebrity magazine that “They’re together again. They care for each other,” says the source. The on-again couple are currently spending time together at one of Sean “Diddy” Combs’s homes, on Miami Beach’s Star Island.” This comes three weeks after the alleged violent attack Brown made on Rihanna after music mogul, Clive Davis’ PreGrammy party.

Meanwhile RiRi’s Papa, Ronald Fenty told Us Magazine, “I love my daughter with whatever road she takes. I’m behind her win or lose. I will be supportive. If that’s the road she wants to choose, I’m behind her. I hope to see her soon. I talked to her after her birthday, and she told me she’s OK.”

Uh… they say love hurts, but looking at the picture. Does it have to hurt that much? Let’s hope they’ve sorted their beef out and that all parties concerned have dealt with their anger management/jealousy issues. I hope so, for the sake of both their careers (and lives)… otherwise they should both consider going to live in a country where the paps aren’t stalking them, in the hopes of an incident of a similar nature reoccurring.

Rihanna 'Remains Strong'

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Firstly it was her birthday yesterday so a very happy birthday to Rihanna. It’s clearly not the best time to celebrate, but I hope she can muster up a smile or two in celebration of her 21st birthday. Her friends have shown her love in a local Barbados newspaper called The Nation Newspaper, in which a message was sent out:

“Happy 21 Birthday to Robyn Rihanna Fenty. Continue reading “Rihanna 'Remains Strong'”