Day in Pop Report for 06/21/2011
The drama began after Nivea left a nearby wedding reception for her friend Toya Carter (Lil Wayne baby mama #1) ... where she also hung out with Lauren London (L.W.B.M. #3).
According to law enforcement sources ... Nivea was on the road around 1:30 AM on Sunday when she plowed her '06 Mercedes right into a tree that had fallen into the road during a recent storm.
We're told when cops arrived at the scene, Nivea had "bloodshot, glassy eyes and smelled like alcohol." Nivea told police she only had 3 drinks earlier in the evening ... and didn't see the bright yellow crime tape and the traffic cones directing cars away from the downed tree.
Nivea was eventually arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and reckless driving. We're told the child in the car was not injured and was released to Nivea's boyfriend. As for Nivea -- sources close to the family are adamant she was NOT drunk, or speeding, at the time of the accident. more on this story
Imogen Heap announces the release of her next unique musical endeavor, "Heap Song 2" which, as far as we can gather will be the first 3D audio song, ever. "Heap Song 2", is the working title of Heap's second release from her work in progress 4th solo album.
Beautifully symphonic, this stirring and magnificent evening of song was filmed in the summer of 2009 at Ledreborg Castle in Denmark. The 17-song set is a satisfying blend of Bee Gees classics (including "Stayin' Alive," "Massachusetts," "To Love Somebody," and many others) as well as Robin's solo material performed with his touring band. The DVD also includes the popular song "Alan Freeman Days" which Robin penned about the late DJ who had much to do with the success of the Bee Gees, and so many other British bands. This is the first time the song has been released in a live version.
How would you like to die? Quickly and on the job. And you can interpret that any way you like!
If you could be resurrected the next day, what would you come back as? Either a seagull, because they fly really well they can actually catch food in mid-air or a snail, because they're hermaphrodite and they copulate for six months. more on this story
We broke the story ... the plaintiff in the case claims the celeb -- a male who is referred to as John Doe in the lawsuit -- allegedly lured him/her to a hotel room and gave assurance he was STD free.
The plaintiff claims what followed was "mutual oral copulation, mutual self-gratification, rubbing and massaging each other, play-wrestling, licking and [unprotected] intercourse."
The plaintiff claims the entire affair was videotaped. According to the suit, the celeb knew all along he had herpes, and transmitted it to the plaintiff.
We're told Keith Davidson, the lawyer for the plaintiff, has been negotiating with the plaintiff even before the suit was filed last month. The case settled last week. So we'll never know the identity of the A-list herpes celeb. more on this story
The two-day lineup is as follows: Saturday August 13: Vampire Weekend, Matt & Kim, Ellie Goulding, Tame Impala, M. Ward, Tom Tom Club, We Are Scientists, Francis and the Lights, Suddyn, and Nicos Gun.
Sources close to the legendary "Easy Rider" star tell us he married Margaret 'Parky' Devogelaere yesterday in Hawaii.
Fonda's divorce from second wife, Portia Crockett, was finalized earlier this year. Fonda is 71-years-old ... and 'Parky' is 57. more on this story
"Never Trust A Happy Song" was produced by the band's own Ryan Rabin and comes on the heels of their acclaimed, self-titled EP released earlier this year.
Grouplove's summer schedule is already packed with high profile appearances all over the world, beginning with the UK's Glastonbury Festival this weekend. more on this story
The festival will take place Friday, September 23, and Saturday, September 24 and will be held outside on the grounds of FDR Park in Philadelphia, PA.
Additional confirmed artists include Panda Bear, Elbow, The Hold Steady, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Company of Thieves, Foster The People, Rakim, Cults, Kreayshawn, Black Thought & J.Period Mixtape, Charles Bradley, Titus Andronicus, The Vaccines, The Budos Band, Patty Crash, Mates of State, Zee Avi, Black Landlord, and more more on this story
Black Ops continues to draw millions of gamers online globally, logging billions of gameplay hours since its launch in November. Fueled by the breakthrough First Strike and Escalation content packs, the blockbuster title is also already the highest selling add-on content in Xbox LIVE history, according to Microsoft. In fact, more gamers play Call of Duty on Xbox LIVE than on any other platform. The newest offering,Annihilation, will launch first on Xbox LIVE and features four new multiplayer maps and a Zombie experience that's sure to keep gamers coming back for more.
"With Annihilation, Black Ops fans will get four exciting and unique multiplayer settings with Hangar 18, Drive-In, Silo and Hazard," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "Players will also enjoy an all-new Zombies experience, Shangri-La, an exotic and mysterious map filled with deadly traps, dark secrets and innovative gameplay that will challenge even the most daring Zombie hunters." Check out the trailer
Kevin Villegas -- who worked for Nic Cage -- punched the living daylights out of Weston in Hollywood earlier this month after Weston allegedly tried to attack him with a roundhouse kick. Cops responded to the scene -- strapped Weston to a gurney and took him to a hospital for a mental evaluation.
After the fight, Villegas filed a request for a restraining order against Weston -- calling him "mentally unstable" and claiming Weston issued "threats of violence" against Villegas and his family at the time of the fight.
A judge granted the restraining order -- requiring Weston to stay at least 100 yards away from Villegas and his family at all times. more on this story
Over 300 performers will be on stage, including choirs, soloists, the National Philharmonic Orchestra and a narrator. The performance will commemorate the historic but little-known rescue of Bulgaria's 49,000 Jews from the Holocaust by ordinary citizens who rose up in civil disobedience and demanded of the King and Parliament that Bulgaria's Jews be spared from Nazi extermination. No Bulgarian Jews went to the Concentration Camps.
This concert is a rare example of artists teaching history through classical music and English language song. Tickets are $25- $150 and can be purchased at the Kennedy Center box office, by phone at 202-467-4600, and online at www.kennedy-center.org. Tickets as low as $12.50 through Goldstar.com. More information about the concert and the sponsor, Songs of Life, is available at www.songsoflife.org. more on this story
This is The Puppet Monster Massacre, a wild and raucous love letter to the monster films of the glorious 1980's. Heads will roll and felt will fly in this visually rich splatter-fest.
Brooke made the admission to her mother in front of cameras on, "The World According to Paris" ... telling her own mother, "I'm reminiscing about last year and I'm kind of missing Charlie a little bit."
Brooke's assistant reminded Mueller, "I don't understand what you miss ... I mean the last year of your marriage you were miserable."
Of course, it was a Christmas trip to Aspen in 2009 when Charlie was arrested for allegedly holding a switchblade to Brooke's throat. Still, Brooke defended Sheen ... saying, "He's the father of my kids" and "I'm allowed to miss parts of my ex-husband." more on this story
(Jam!) Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse has been ordered to take time out from performing by her management following her shambolic tour opener in Serbia, according to U.K. reports. more
(BBC) Mad Men is the big winner at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards in Los Angeles, taking three awards including best drama. more
(Jam!) Former Bikini Kill rocker Kathleen Hanna has taken aim at Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Jason Mraz and James Blunt in a new CNN rant. The outspoken feminist, who is married to Beastie Boys star Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horowitz, was promoting revived band The Julie Ruin when she was asked what she thought about Lady Gaga and Perry, prompting a rant about their modern pop feminism and sing-a-long gay rights messages. more
(Jam!) Former Spice Girls star Geri Halliwell gave beach-goers an eye-popping treat when she slipped off her bikini top during a water skiing trip over the weekend. more
(FMQB) The new album from Selena Gomez, When The Sun Goes Down, is set to be released on June 28, and it will feature the new song "Whiplash" that was co-written by Britney Spears. Gomez, who is a die-hard Britney fan, said she was excited to have the opportunity to sing the upbeat dance track, which reportedly failed to make the cut for Spears' Circus album. more
(Billboard) The latest stop on Shania Twain's multi-media comeback blitz: Billboard's Country Songs chart. The star singer/songwriter ends a six-year hiatus from the survey, as "Today Is Your Day" blasts in as the list's highest debut at No. 40. more
The manager -- Jeff Kwatinetz -- filed a lawsuit against Kelly today in L.A. County Superior Court ... claiming he single-handedly resurrected R. Kelly's career back in 2008 ... when the singer was drowning in child pornography charges.
Jeff claims he "guided Kelly through the recording of two new albums, substantial multi-million dollar tours ... a book deal, and a myriad of other appearances and events" -- and "Kelly reaped millions of dollars" while under his management. But according to Jeff, Kelly left him in the lurch -- and "has failed and refused to pay" the 15% commission rate they allegedly agreed on.
According to the lawsuit, Kelly's business manager regularly told Jeff he couldn't be paid "because the monies were needed for payments to avoid lawsuits and adverse publicity resulting from Kelly's alleged [sexual misconduct]." more on this story
Tomorrow's World, the band's first album in more than four years will be out this fall and is produced by one of the UK dance scene's most exciting new talents, Frankmusik, whose remixing credits include Lady Gaga, Pet Shop Boys, Ellie Goulding, and Far East Movement and whose solo album Complete Me debuted at number 13 in the UK Albums Chart. Tomorrow's World was mixed by Rob Orton.
After Erasure's triumphant return to the stage for Short Circuit presents Mute at the Roundhouse, London, a one-off performance which saw Vince Clarke perform with very special guests Alison Moyet and Feargal Sharkey, plus a performance at 2011's Ultra Music festival, Erasure is bringing the new album to the U.S. for their first tour in five years! more on this story
Dunn arrived to a bar called Barnaby's of America in West Chester, PA around 10:30 PM ... to hang out with a small group of male friends.
One of the friends tells TMZ ... Dunn had 3 Miller Lites and 3 "girly shots" between 10:30 PM and 2:10 AM -- nearly a 4 hour span -- but he was "not too drunk to drive."
But according to another person who was inside the bar that night, Dunn was "wasted" -- and "had a lot to drink." As TMZ previously reported, Dunn crashed his Porsche soon after -- killing himself and an unidentified passenger. Cops believe speed may have been a factor. more on this story
The video will debut on MTV during AMTV with subsequent debuts across MTV2, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV.com. The band was also picked for MTV's Freshman 5 campaign to run this summer.
The band has also just announced that they will put out a free Remix EP late July though their Facebook page which will feature remixes by Two Door Cinema Club, Tokyo Police Club, Ra Ra Riot, and more. They are offering their fans a chance to contribute their own remix as well. Song stems for six tracks were created and can be gotten here
VH1 Soul will be adding the Diane Martel-directed video as their "Soul Spotlight" starting Monday, June 27th at 6:00 AM and it will receive over 100 spins during the week.
Lohan got in front of the camera for an Internet penny auction site called Beezid.com.
A rep for the company tells us Lohan was originally offered $25k for the job ... which the actress turned down ... but the two eventually came to terms for an undisclosed amount.
We're also told Lindsay was also given a $10,000 credit to spend on the website. Celebrity justice at its finest. more on this story
I had always been a fan of physics ever since I was young, but more recently in the last few years, it has turned into somewhat of an obsession. In fact, I've even dabbled in perhaps going back to school to get a degree in the subject. I read whatever books I can get a hold of; currently it is the Richard Feynman QED lectures on the way light behaves.
What physicists pulled from these observations is that every particle starts out as a wave of 'potential' meaning that you could only make a prediction on where it is going to end up. Its path on where it will land is all chance, circumstance, and probability. However, one can collapse the wave function collapse the 'wave of potential', turning this wave into a point particle, with a definite space, location, and trajectory.
I found these insights into light pretty wild and in a peculiar way, sort of analogous to the human experience. I thought about my potential and the choices I've made, and how each moment moment by moment - we are collapsing our wave function potential into one definitive life. We start out with a nothing but probability, chance, and a world of potential; and as we are pulled forward in time every 'now' moment collapses on us making us lead the one life we lead.
It was then that a story about a physicist who wasn't happy with the way his life had turned out came into my head. He was anxious, depressed, and worried by his heightened awareness of the minutes slipping by him. Each clock tick a reminder that he hasn't married, he hadn't gone outside enough, he hadn't visited enough foreign countries. As the regrets piled up he decided he should use his knowledge of physics to build a machine that would sling him back in time so he could have another go at life this time he'd do it right.
So he begins building. He calculates the numbers, starts drawing up the plans and realizes that if he can use gravity to warp space enough he could tear a hole letting him move back in time. So he spends the better part of his life building this machine. Worrying, obsessing, anxiety stricken over it; he spends his days and nights indoors, alone at his desk.
Then, after years of toiling the thought hit him: I've wasted my life on this machine. I've wasted my life worrying about how I've wasted my life.
So his new mission became pretty clear: he was going to rush to finish the machine so that he can go back in time and stop himself from wasting his life building the machine. He could let his past self in on the thought that struck him too late: Most of us spend time lamenting on the vanishing potential in our lives, however this is in vain. His obsession over the things he hadn't done; his collapsed waves - simply caused him to miss the potential that was right outside his door the whole time.
At its heart, the song is really a cautionary tale; one I needed to write, mostly for myself, as a reminder that I am right here. I am firmly and inextricably plotted in the middle of two constant states: Behind me is finite, but ahead of me is a wave of potential.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
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