Kanye’s Monster gets the Muppets treatment
Watching the Muppets rap Kanye West’s Monster is both hilarious and distressing. Count Von Count opening with Bitch I’m a monster / No good bloodsucker is entirely apropos, but then when Beaker delivers the line about the you-know-what in a sarcophagus you can almost feel your entire childhood imploding. Watch at your own risk.
Josh Groban sings Kanye’s tweets
It’s a very Kanye Friday everyone. Before you cry Enough! be sure to watch this one last clip. GRAMMY-winning singer Josh Groban put all of Mr. West’s tweets to music for a bit on the Jimmy Kimmel Show. If you thought they sounded ridiculous in cyberspace, just wait. Our favorite aria has to be I make awesome decisions in bike stores. Find out what yours is by watching the clip below.
Love is in the air ¦ so is anti-love
The celebrity musician zeitgeist got a workout this week with multiple hook-ups and break-ups. In one corner we have Kelly Pickler and Carlos Santana getting hitched (not to each other) and Selena Gomez getting with the Biebs. In the other corner, John Mellencamp announced his divorce from Elaine Irwin and Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal split. Love wins by a hair (a Bieber hair, the most powerful kind).
Chuck Berry collapses onstage during Chicago concert
Chuck Berry collapsed onstage in Chicago on New Year’s Day as his guitar was being tuned before the show started. After being rushed off stage, the 84-year-old legend returned 15 minutes later and tried to pick up his guitar to play. A man approached Berry and escorted him back offstage. Finally Berry returned to apologize to fans for being too weak to perform. They’re afraid I’ll do my scoot, he explained. Berry’s rep later reported that the singer was suffering from exhaustion.
Will Oldham attacks Bill and Melinda Gates Charity Foundation
Bonnie Prince Billy wasn’t so bonny in an interview with Fogged Clarity this week. The man behind the alternative folk act, Will Oldham, had a lot to say about the ulterior motives behind Mr. and Mrs. Gates charity efforts. His take on Bill Gates thought process went thusly: I want to eradicate cholera, so I can get another motherfucker to buy my computer. We’re not sure that third-world kids will be rushing to the nearest Best Buy to buy a Dell, but what do we know?
Courtney Love’s tweets lead to defamation lawsuit
After Courtney Love was asked to pay up for custom clothing made for her by designer Dawn Simorangkir, the singer reacted with her characteristic grace, calling the designer a drug-pushing prostitute on her Twitter page. Now Love is being sued for defamation of character. The trial is set for February. Hope one of those bespoke garments is proper courtroom attire.
- What are stars favorite Beatles songs?
- Hayley Williams responds to the Brothers Farro
- Get ready for Kim Kardashian single and video
- Lady Gaga wins best selling cover girl of 2010
- Michael Jackson Discovery autopsy nixed
- New Lady Gaga single Born This Way comes out 2/13/11
- New Strokes album due in March
- Gerry Rafferty dead at 63
- No Doubt recording new album
- White Stripes honor Captain Beefheart by reissuing covers
Ke$ha reveals the origin of her moniker
The dollar sign in place of an s is lame”we all know that. But guys, it isn’t Ke$ha’s fault! She used to spell her name like any other normal person named Kesha. But then, this thing happened ¦ watch the Funny Or Die clip below to see where it all went wrong.
Beatles catalog is finally available on iTunes
The long and winding road that separated EMI Group, Ltd from Apple has come to an end, meaning Beatles fans can now download the entire canon on iTunes. So what’s the most downloaded track in the three days since the songs have been available? Depends on where you are in the world. If you’re here in the US, it’s Here Comes the Sun, Let It Be and In My Life. We are a sentimental lot, we are.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are engaged!
True story: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are getting married! But before you dust off your DVD of Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and crack open some champagne in celebration, you should know that they’re marrying other people this time. Nick announced his engagement to Vanessa Minnillo this week, and Jessica announced her betrothal to Eric Johnson a couple days later. AND THEN, Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton. Why can’t Prince William let Jessica have her moment?!?
Nick Cave curses out smoke machine operator at Grinderman’s in NYC
Specifically, he said, Could you stop pouring smoke out of that f—ing machine, please? Both the smoke machine and the smoke machine operator then shrunk away to go die quietly in a corner.
Billy Corgan disses Pavement
Billy Corgan vacillates between being a beacon of lightness and a total sourpuss. Today on Twitter he channeled the latter, releasing a series of tweets bemoaning the fact that Pavement would open for Smashing Pumpkins in Brazil. ¦They represent the death of the alternative dream, and we follow with the affirmation of life part, he complained. Dude, you have a song called Drown”that’s hardly life-affirming.
- Clash biopic in the works
- Aaron Neville gets hitched
- Neil Young fire due to hybrid car
- Foo Fighters headline Isle of Wight Festival
- Patti Smith’s Just Kids memoir a finalist for National Book Award
- Eminem & Dr. Dre reunite for I Need A Doctor
- Susan Boyle tops Billboard chart
- Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and more donate songs to Gulf oil spill compilation
- Drake is GQ’s Man of the Year
- Adam Lambert Acoustic Live! drops Dec. 6
- Nikki Minaj releases Pink Friday next Tuesday
- Jay-Z debuts Decoded memoir
Gordon Pinsent reads excerpts from Justin Bieber memoir
Get your LOLs right here, folks. First up, a memoir written by a 16-year-old. Ha! And, it’s entitled First Step 2 Forever. The laughs don’t end there. Here’s a video of the esteemed actor Gordon Pinsent doing a dramatic reading of Justin Bieber’s riveting tome. Enjoy”we did.
Alicia Keys gives birth to Egypt
Not the country! That would be sooo 3150 BC. Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz (born Kasseem Dean) welcomed a baby boy this week named Egypt Dauode Dean. May he grow up to become a very successful pharaoh.
Glastonbury Festival shelved for 2012 due to toilet shortage
We wouldn’t wish more port-a-potties on anyone, but this does give us pause. England’s Glastonbury Festival has been canceled for 2012 due to the Olympics taking place in London that same year ¦ and the ensuing toilet shortage. Athletes are such loo-sers.
Kanye’s album cover art banned? He wishes.
Kanye West is a legend in his own mind. But he may also be a victim in his own mind as well. The rapper griped on his Twitter page that Wal-mart had censored the cover art for his upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Tweeted the rapper: So Nirvana can have a naked human being on they [sic] cover but I can’t have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings. Oh the injustice! Is it too much to ask for a man to be left in peace with his armless polka dot monster? IS SOCIETY SO INTOLERANT”what’s that? Wal-mart didn’t censor the cover? Oh. Uh, never mind. As you were.
Cantankerous singer pegs bottle at Mumford and Sons
Mark E. Smith of the band The Falls was getting ready for his set at a Dublin music festival when a terrible caterwauling struck his ears. Next door, the hugely successful English folk band, Mumford and Sons, was warming up. I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers, Smith explains. So, understandably, he threw a bottle at them to encourage them to silence their plaintive yawping. The bottle fell short of its target and Mumford and Sons went on to sell one trillion records.
- Robyn releases Bodytalk Pt. 3 cover and track list
- Lil Wayne hits Number 1 with I am Not A Human Being
- Kanye West screens Runaway for US fans
- Caleb Followill guest judges on Iron Chef
- Stereophonics drummer dies in a terrible way
- Ben Gibbard and Zooey Deschanel perform at a Seattle Mariners game
- Willow Smith releases Whip My Hair video
- MTV can’t tell the difference between Black Eyed Peas and Black Keys
- Lady Gaga tweets about studio sessions in Norway
- There is a band named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
T.I. helps talk down jumper in Atlanta
T.I.’s getting a head start on the community service he may face for his parole violation last month. The rapper helped police talk down a suicidal jumper from a 22-story high rise in Atlanta on Monday afternoon, arriving on the scene after hearing about the incident on the radio. Using his gift of persuasion (and rhyming?), the rapper was able to coax the man down, who was then taken to the hospital. Moral of the story: Great things can happen when you put down the sizzurp.
American Music Awards nominations announced
Slim Shady is poised come home with more trophies than Lady Gaga at this year’s AMAs. Eminem is nominated for five awards along with country act Lady Antebellum. Lady Gaga will have to make do with her Artist of the Year and Best Female Artist nominations. And we will have to make do with our nomination for nothing.
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Adam Lambert’s Malaysian concert protested
He kissed a boy, and he liked it ¦ but Malaysia didn’t. Pop star Adam Lambert has been asked to alter the content of his upcoming performance in Malaysia amid protests from the Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), who claimed the show promotes a gay lifestyle. Lambert responded to that claim via Twitter, saying, Does my show ˜promote the gay lifestyle’? It promotes living ANY lifestyle that includes the freedom to seek love and intimacy. Gay, straight, bi, young or old. It’s all inclusive. That said, Lambert promised to put his lips on lockdown for the show.
Die Antwoord versus Bristol Palin
In one corner we have South African freak rappers Die Antwoord and their new video for Evil Boy. In the other, Bristol Palin in a video by Alaskan hard rock group Static Cycle. What’s creepier”an albino girl in a cloak of rats, or Bristol Palin dressed like a Russian pretending to be Mother Nature? You tell us.
- Lady Gaga gets a comic book
- Rihanna debuts Only Girl In The World video
- Christina Aguilera splits from husband
- Weezer wants $20 million to break up
- Beyoncé surprises Hoda on Today show
- Matador celebrates 21 years as a label
- Cobain anti-MTV letter up for auction
- Ke$ha to release Cannibal Nov. 22nd
- George Michael released from jail
- Ciara dances better than you in Gimme Dat video
- Miley Cyrus gets underage sexy in Who Owns My Heart video
- Eminem profile on 60 Minutes airs November 7
- Nicki Minaj breaks record for female rappers on Billboard
- Rye Rye and M.I.A. get happy in Sunshine video