Day in Pop Report for 04/10/2012
Average Joe sent over a video and a play by play of an altercation between Montgomery Gentry and a pro wrestler. Here is what they had to say:
Montgomery Gentry joined TNA Wrestling's "Cowboy" James Storm for a cameo appearance in his new video for "Longnecks and Rednecks." Knowing they are huge wrestling fans, Storm invited Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry to watch him wrestle in The Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. While waiting backstage to celebrate with their wrestling buddy, the platinum-selling duo got into a slight altercation with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode during the taping of the top-rated Impact Wrestling on Spike TV.
Millions of wrestling fans witnessed TNA's Bobby Roode's vile act towards country music duo Montgomery Gentry on the Thursday, April 5 airing of TNA Wrestling, which resulted in a fight breaking out in the locker room area. Bobby Roode, Storms' "Lockdown 2012" opponent for the upcoming pay-per-view extravaganza, met Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry face-to-face. Roode's disapproval of the duo's friendship with Storm resulted in an altercation and Roode spitting his water in Gentry's face. Immediately, a fight broke out with Eddie Montgomery's cowboy hat being ripped-off and thrown. View the altercation here
Tune in to Spike this Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 9pm EST, to catch up with Montgomery Gentry and "Cowboy" James Storm when they give their thoughts about Roode's actions.
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(TMZ) Justin Bieber's tricked out Fisker Karma sports car should have a bumper sticker that reads "Ticket Please"
'cause it's chock full of violations
TMZ has learned-- but not for what you think.
The chromed out, $100 K, Bieber-mobile has been making appearances all over LA in the last few days
blinding drivers from its reflective paint job
but vehicle violation? No sir
just a gigantic, distracting pain in the ass.
Law enforcement sources tell us the real problem
the row of FUCHSIA lights hidden under Justin's front grill. That's right, in CA, the only lights you can legally have facing forward are white and amber...not The Biebs signature purple.
That's not all
we're also told Justin's window tint is a little too tinty
also qualifying as a major no-no.
If caught Justin would be slapped with a 'fix-it ticket' citation. more on this story
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(TMZ) Lindsay Lohan and her attorney, Shawn Holley, will go to the West Hollywood Sheriff's substation and ask detectives to investigate the woman accusing Lindsay of battering her -- investigate her for filing a false police report.
TMZ broke the story, the woman claims Lindsay pushed and shoved her at the Standard Hotel Thursday night. Two days later she went to the Sheriff's Department and deputies took an incident report.
But Lindsay insists she was at home Thursday night watching "Homeland." What's more ... there is not a single photo of Lindsay inside or outside the Standard Hotel on Thursday night, and that is highly suspicious.
Filing a false police report is a crime in California, punishable by 6 months in jail. Holley tells TMZ, "If it's true that someone made false accusations against Ms. Lohan and reported those false claims to police, we will take appropriate action -- which includes seeking the prosecution of that individual." more on this story
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Fiona Apple will be hitting the road in June for a North American summer tour in support of her first new album in seven years.
The new album is set to hits stores on June 19th and Fiona will launch the tour the same day with the kick off gig in Ithaca, NY.
The run, which will include performances at The Governors Ball Music Festival on New York City's Randall's Island (June 24) and Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium (July 13), will conclude at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA on July 29. more on this story
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Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Jill Scott and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are the featured artists for the next season of VH1 Storytellers.
Jill Scott will kick things off on May 21st followed by Jason Mraz on June 1st, then Nora Jones on June 8th and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals on June 15th.
"We're so proud to announce these exceptionally talented artists as part of our 16th season of VH1 Storytellers," said Tom Calderone, President, VH1 said in a statement. "Our audience is hungry for the kind of deeper musical experience and connection to artists that Storytellers brings. That connection has cemented the series' status as a jewel of the entertainment world where artists intimately share their music and the often revealing and poignant stories behind their songs."
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Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy are executive producing lending their voices to a new animated series called Bounty Hunters.
Bounty Hunters is set to debut on CMT in 2013 and will also feature series regular Lisa Lampanelli. This is CMT's first animated show and they have ordered 13 episodes.
The animated comedy stars the voices of Foxworthy, Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy as they track down fugitives for their own two-bit bounty hunting business in each half-hour episode. more on this story
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Christina Perri will be following up her spring headline tour with a summer trek with Jason Mraz.
Perri kicks off her spring tour on April 30th at Asheville, NC's The Orange Peel. Support on all dates come from Sleeping At Last.
This summer Perri will join Jason Mraz on the North American leg of his "Tour Is A Four Letter Word" World Tour, beginning August 10th at New Orleans' Lakefront Arena and then continuing though early October. more on this story
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(FCM) Donavon Frankenreiter has set a May 29th release date for his fifth studio album, Start Livin', and he will be hitting the road for a summer tour to support it.
The album was produced alongside Frankenreiter's longtime friend and band member Matt Grundy as well as Adam Ableman from Southern California.
The follow-up to 2010's Glow, Start Livin' is a nine-track selection of folk-infused songs that sweetly reflect the simplicity of their recording. With its smooth showcasing of Frankenreiter's rich, honey-thick vocals and masterful guitar work, Start Livin' bears all the intimacy of an impromptu back-porch performance and the tenderness of a treasured love letter. more on this story
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(TMZ) Outrage over Octomom's decision to go on welfare has reached new violent heights -- because last weekend, someone SMASHED her car window ... and even left behind a handwritten death threat.
Nadya Suleman tells TMZ, she heard several strange noises outside her house early Saturday morning -- but brushed them off and went back to sleep. When she got out of bed at 9am, Nadya says her neighbors were at her door ... and informed her that her car window had been broken.
Whoever vandalized the car knew who his/her victim was too -- because the criminal left behind a handwritten note, reading, "Leave California or you will die." more on this story
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(popmusiclife) Justin Bieber's team continue to tease fans with snippets of the video for the singer's latest clip, "Boyfriend."
There's been two previews in the past couple of weeks. Now, a third preview has been posted.
This time out, more partial flashes of the video are seen, including a backlit, shadowy shot of Justin in front of a moon as he recreates one of Michael Jackson's famous poses. Watch it here.
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(AT) Saukrates has premiered a new music video for his lead single, "Say I" and launched a new "Philosophy" webseries.
The Rich Kidd-produced single, features a guest verse from OB OBrien, and is from his forthcoming album, Season One. The 15-plus year rap vet is prepping the release of his new album later this month via FrostByte Media Inc.
Fans were first introduced to "Say I" when it was used as part of Nike's Always On campaign back in October of last year. The song served as a backdrop to a day in the life of Montreal Canadiens hockey player P.K. Subban. For the song's video, Saukrates decided to stick with the pucks, as its set in a hockey rink with an assortment of young, fired-up "grown-men" ready to "break legs and slit throats" of anyone who stands in their way (commanded of them in Coach OB OBrien's gripping speech). Producer Rich Kidd draped the track with inspirational keys and an infectious drum break that inspired director Figz! of Figvrati Films to embody the overall "You Can Do It" attitude in the single's video. From the first words of the hook, "I can do what I wanna," to the song's end, "Say I" is a Simon Says mantra for listeners to believe in themselves. more on this story
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(Webster) A new 3-DVD set featuring The Best of the Dean Martin Variety Show will be released at all major retailers on May 22nd.
The Dean Martin Variety Show--UNCUT features 6 entire episodes from the series, digitally re-mastered and restored for this special collection. UNCUT captures the spirit of the show like no other DVD has before.
Previous collections have featured clips from the program, but none offered fans the chance to view the show as it originally aired during its nine-year run on NBC from 1965 to 1974. Hosted by Dean Martin, the acclaimed variety and comedy show was one of the highest-rated in television history, garnering 12 Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe award (Dean Martin "Best Actor in a Comedy Television Series" 1967), and frequented by hundreds of guests from across the world of entertainment including legendary actors and actresses from the stage and screen, pop and jazz singers, dancers and comedians. more on this story
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(Conqueroo) Concord Music Group will be releasing three new titles in its Original Jazz Classics Remasters series on May 15, 2012. The three new titles in the series are: The Bill Evans Trio: Moonbeams // Thelonious Monk: Misterioso // Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Max Roach, Charles Mingus: The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall.
Enhanced with 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, bonus tracks on each release (some previously unissued), and new liner notes to provide historical context to the originally released material, the series showcases pivotal recordings of the past several decades by artists whose influence on the jazz tradition continues to reverberate among jazz musicians and audiences well into the 21st century.
The new reissues focus on some of the best jazz recorded between the early 1950s and the early 1960s by three of the most creative and influential figures in the history of the genre. more on this story
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(TMZ) Hours after Amanda Bynes was arrested for DUI, the actress returned to the scene of the crime to continue partying at a Hollywood bar ... but TMZ has learned staffers REFUSED to let her inside.
Multiple sources tell us ... Bynes and some friends tried to enter the hotel bar at The Standard Hotel on Sunset Blvd. on Friday night ... but the doorman refused to let the actress inside.
We're told hotel staff members were aware Bynes had been drinking at the nightclub at The Standard on Thursday evening ... hours before her DUI arrest ... and didn't want to be associated with the actress in case she pulled a repeat performance.
Sources say Bynes and her friends left the hotel without incident.
As we previously reported, Bynes was popped in West Hollywood around 3 AM Friday morning after she allegedly clipped a cop car. She was released on $5,000 bail. more on this story
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(TMZ) Kris Humphries is so over his soon-to-be ex-wife Kim Kardashian ... that he is completely indifferent to the news she is dating Kanye West, sources close to Kris tell TMZ.
According to our sources, Kris is focused on the divorce being finalized, he isn't bothered at all by Kim's new relationship. We're told that with each passing day, Kris is more sure than ever that Kim doesn't represent the things he believes in ... and he's just ready to put this in the past.
As for Kanye's assertion that he could have pal Jay-Z kick him off the Nets -- sources close to Kris say Jigga is one of his biggest fans and the two have always been cool with each other at games. more on this story
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(TMZ) Payback is expensive ... that's the lesson one hair salon owner is learning the hard way after burning NFL superstar Randy Moss for $160k back in 2005.
Back when Moss was playing for the Oakland Raiders, the Pro-Bowler agreed to lend a ton of cash to a hair entrepreneur named Kelvin Jones ... who wanted to open a fancy hair salon in Palm Beach, FL.
According to court docs obtained by TMZ, Jones was supposed to pay Moss back in 96 easy monthly payments. Problem is ... Moss never got his cash.
Moss claims he tried to collect ... but Jones was playing cat and mouse with his assets ... so he sued.
But Jones blew off the lawsuit ... so the judge ruled in Randy's favor ... which means he's gotta pay back the entire $160k ... plus another $62k in interest, fees and penalties. more on this story
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(TMZ) The fan who passed out twice in a row at a recent Game concert insists ... he was NOT under the influence when he lost consciousness -- he was just hungry, exhausted, dehydrated ... and extremely hot inside his hoodie.
TMZ posted the video on Sunday -- showing Paul Gaza losing consciousness in the front row at Game's recent show in Santa Ana, CA. Game stopped the concert to make sure Paul got help.
During the show, Game had recommended Paul receive a steady dose of "p**sy" ... claiming his low levels of tang made often caused a similar reaction ... in his younger days.
But Paul says the P-word had nothing to do with his condition ... telling us he hadn't eaten (food) all day, was exhausted from standing in line for 6 hours to get inside the venue, hadn't had a drop of water to drink, and was burning up with his hoodie on.
All in all, the conditions created a perfect storm ... and Paul couldn't keep his head straight. See the video.
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(TMZ) Melissa Etheridge's ex-GF Tammy Lynn Michaels claims she's barely scraping by on the $23,000 a month Melissa currently pays her in partner and child support -- and now, she wants a massive raise ... this according to new court docs obtained by TMZ.
Tammy just filed the papers in the couple's infamously bitter separation claiming Melissa makes roughly $177,882.00 PER MONTH ... and got Tammy accustomed to an extravagant lifestyle while they were together ... so the $23k is incredibly unfair.
Tammy -- a former actress -- also claims she has "virtually no savings" and would need "extensive retraining" if she were to rejoin the workforce.
Tammy claims Melissa is also brainwashing the kids -- training them to be emotionally distant and rude to Tammy ... and now they won't even give her a hug.Β
Tammy also accuses Melissa of cursing around the children -- including one instance ... when she told Tammy to "get the f**k off my back" in front of the kids. According to Tammy, Melissa also refuses to let the kids get vaccinated.
As for the reason behind the mudslinging -- Tammy and Melissa are headed into a settlement conference in May to determine support and custody issues ... so it's important for Tammy to demonstrate she's the better mom.
On top of increased support, Tammy also wants Melissa to pay her $120,000 legal bill. Calls to Melissa were not returned. more on this story
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(TMZ) "Precious" star Mo'Nique is completely humiliated by the sordid accusations that have surfaced in her landlord lawsuit -- dog feces, weed, illegal immigrants -- and now, she wants the entire lawsuit sealed from the prying eyes of the public.
Mo filed legal docs in the case last week -- claiming she's an "Oscar-winning actress, television host, and otherwise public figure" ... and the bitter lawsuit's crushing her good rep.
TMZ broke the story -- a nasty legal battle has been raging between Mo and her landlords since last year, after she and her husband Sidney Hicks walked out on their rental contract ... because the house allegedly smells like dog poop and urine. But then it got personal.
The landlords fired back with their own legal docs last month, including several emails in which Mo's hubby Sidney accuses them of being alcoholics and using illegal workers. The landlords accuse Sidney of smoking weed in the house.
Now, Mo says the lawsuit has become a massive embarrassment -- and her landlords are capitalizing on the national media attention by throwing fuel on the humiliating fire.
Mo insists the personal email exchanges filed by her landlords had NOTHING to do with the case -- and will only serve to "unnecessarily harass, embarrass, and cause public ridicule if the record is not sealed."
Mo'Nique says leaving the case open constitutes a violation of her privacy -- and the judge must have agreed ... because until further notice, the case has been sealed. more on this story
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