According to a source, there’s some progress being made in the plea deal that Chris Brown has made in the Rihanna assault case. Exactly what that progress is remains unknown though. Chris is up against two felony charges following the violent February incident involving his now ex-girlfriend. Bargaining resumed yesterday and both parties tried to settle on a date for the R&B singer’s preliminary hearing. According to the source, however, though progress has been made, a solution is not “imminent” and “barring a last minute breakthrough”, it is unlikely that a deal will be announced anytime soon. I guess we’re going to have to wait for that hearing.
Archive for April, 2009
You know there’s something really wrong with American Idol when the best mentor they could get for jazz week, also known as Rat Pack week, is Jamie Foxx. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the guy, but I think they could have made a better choice in mentors. He’s not even a jazz singer for Pete’s sake! And that truly shows when he gave some pretty lame and off the mark comments. I think he’s the worst mentor they’ve had thus far – even worse than Quentin Tarantino for movie week. He got it right though when he said that if Kris Allen’s performance goes well, Jamie could go and make an album with him after the show is over.
Xzibit reportedly owes at least $21,403.98 in back mortgage payments and he’s officially been warned by the bank that he’s so close to foreclosure. But judging from the way the rapper/actor flashed his ridiculously expensive diamonds in a recent trip to Las Vegas, someone forgot to tell him about his house trouble and the more than $500,000 he also owes in back taxes. In addition to nearly losing his home in Woodland Hills, California, it was also reported that the IRS filed a $205,485 lien on X in LA County for non payment of his 2007 taxes and another one for an additional $296,355 for 2006.
Pharell Williams hates his tattoos so much that he’s willing to go through hell and back just to have them off of him once and for all. The rapper is undergoing laser treatment to have them burned off his body, as shown by a bandaged photo of him that he posted on his blog recently. He wrote “Laser treatment bitches! Extra crispy. See, no skin graft here, just pure laser pain. This is our own version of Mythbusters! Laser is the new primer.” A while back, the NERD front man said he wanted to have skin grafts to get rid of his ink but he obviously changed his mind. Burn baby burn!
Beyonce’s father and manager, Matthew Knowles has released a statement in response to the sound board clip of his daughter supposedly singing very off key. He said “If no one took the time to look at the biggest Inauguration in the history of America then shame on them. If no one took the time to listen to Beyonce sing ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘At Last’ at the Neighborhood Ball for the first dance of President Obama and the First Lady, and they question Beyonce’s vocal ability, they’ve gotta be an idiot. If no one took the time to look at the biggest Inauguration in the history of America then shame on them. If no one took the time to listen to Beyonce sing ‘America the Beautiful’ and ‘At Last’ at the Neighborhood Ball for the first dance of President Obama and the First Lady, and they question Beyonce’s vocal ability, they’ve gotta be an idiot.”
Today marks the world premiere of Green Day’s video for “Know Your Enemy.” The video which was directed by Mathew Cullen (Weezer, Velvet Revolver) can be seen on MTV, VH1, The N, Palladia, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Tr3s, MTV Hits, MTV.com, VH1.com, as well as on MTV and VH1′s international channels, making it the first global cross-channel video premiere for MTV and VH1 networks.
21st Century Breakdown will be released worldwide on May 15th and a full U.S. tour will follow beginning July 3rd in Seattle, Washington. For a list of tour dates, head to GreenDay.com.
Fans can pre-order the album on iTunes now and receive four bonus tracks, two of which will only be included in the pre-order. The limited special edition vinyl/CD art book is also available for pre-order
“Know Your Enemy” video:
Reprise Records’ Grammy®Award winning rock band Green Day have announced that they will hit the road for their first proper tour of the United States and Canada in more than three years beginning July 3rd in Seattle, WA. The first leg of the tour will cross North America through the summer and finish up with two shows in Los Angeles on August 26th.
Green Day are touring in support of their long-awaited eighth studio album 21st Century Breakdown, which will be released globally by Reprise Records on Friday, May 15th, 2009. Singer-guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt, and drummer Tre Cool have been at work writing, arranging, and recording 21st Century Breakdown since early 2006 with producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins). The first single, “Know Your Enemy” was released to radio and digital retailers on April 16th.
Green Day recently performed 21st Century Breakdown in its entirety during a series of warm-up club shows for hometown fans in the Bay Area. In its review of a show at Oakland’s Fox Theater, Rolling Stone commented that the band, augmented by guitarists Jason White and Jeff Matika, and keyboardist Jason Freese, had the “Quadrophenia-like hang of 21st Century Breakdown’s classic rock melodies and lifetime-punk drive down solid” and that the album is “rock opera in which the rock always comes first.” “21st Century Breakdown is Green Day’s best album,” the reviewer concluded, “and at the Fox, they proved that the rock opera can be as punk as a Clash 45.”
21st Century Breakdown is Green Day’s first studio album since 2004’s two-time Grammy Award-winning punk-rock opera American Idiot, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, and went on to sell more than 12 million copies worldwide.
Green Day’s upcoming North American tour dates are as follows:
3rd Seattle, WA
4th Vancouver, BC
6th Edmonton, AB
7th Saskatoon, SAS
9th Winnipeg, MAN
10th Fargo, ND
11th Minneapolis, MN
13th Chicago, IL
14th Detroit, MI
16th Hamilton, ONT
17th Ottawa, ONT
18th Montreal, QUE
20th Boston, MA
21st Philadelphia, PA
22nd Pittsburgh, PA
24th Hartford, CT
25th Albany, NT
27th New York, NY
29th Washington, DC
31st Nashville, TN
1st Atlanta, GA
3rd Tampa, FL
4th Miami, FL
5th Orlando, FL
7th New Orleans, LA
8th Houston, TX
9th San Antonio, TX
11th St. Louis, MO
13th Omaha, NE
15th Denver, CO
16th Salt Lake City, UT
18th San Jose, CA
20th San Diego, CA
21st Las Vegas, NV
22nd Phoenix, AX
24th Sacramento, CA
25th Los Angeles, CA
Kim Kardashian said she is “honoured” to be ridiculed – and “killed” – in the new Eminem video.
The reality star gets mocked by the rapper for her famous booty and then gets stuffed into a wood chipper in the satire.
But she wrote on her blog that she loves it, according to US Weekly magazine.
“I just saw Eminem’s new video for We Made You, and he totally spoofs me!” she wrote. “It was a total surprise to me because I had no idea he was going to talk about me in the song.”
She added: “I think the video is so funny! I am a huge Eminem fan and find it flattering he would rap about me.
“Personally, I’m honored.”
The new video, for a song off new album Relapse, also has parodies of Jessica Simpson and Sarah Palin, among others.
“There’s some celebrity bashing in it,” Eminem told MTV News. “I wanna say it’s not necessarily intentional bashing in it; it’s not necessarily taking deliberate shots at people…Yes, it is. What the f— am I talking about?”
Flesh-n-Bone from the rap group Bone Thugs n Harmony has recently been cleared of gun and marijuana possession stemming from an April 2 arrest in Santa Clarita, California. However, the rapper, whose real name is Stanley Howse, still remains in prison even though the charges he was arrested on have been dropped. Apparently, he’s being kept behind bars because he got arrested while he was on parole. He has to remain behind bars until his lawyer can clear up his parole hold. His lawyer hopes that everything can be arranged within one week. The guy just can’t get a break.
Bad boy rapper Snoop Dogg is considering an unlikely new collaboration – with Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers.
It wouldn’t be the first unusual collaboration from the gangsta rap turned reality TV star.
Snoop just completed a track for an upcoming album of Johnny Cash covers, which even features country crooner Willie Nelson in the video.
Asked if he wanted to work with Disney teen stars Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers, Snoop said: “Hell, yeah. We’ll make some gangsta pop music!”
Snoop said he opened his eyes to the possibility of crossing genres after his experience working with country stars.
“Country musicians are just like us,” the star said.
“They smoke weed, get drunk, talk s–t, go to jail. But they just wear the little hats.”