Day in Pop Report for 12/18/2012
Lil Wayne showed up to the Power 106 Cali Christmas show to perform his verse on Kendrick Lamar's song "No Worries." Unfortunately "no worries" did NOT influence the rest of the night and somehow Lil Wayne ended up in fisticuffs.
"Punches were thrown but no arrests were made," an eyewitness tells Hollyscoop exclusively, "It was a serious fight and was witnessed by everyone who was backstage."
It's unclear what they were fighting about or who the other guy was. Lil Wayne's Twitter account does not shed any light on the situation. His last tweet was sent late last night and it was about his skater-clothes brand, Trukfit.
We can only imagine what he was fighting about. Here are some possibilities: 1) Rihanna – Whenever anyone has a fight, we should double check to make sure it isn't about Rihanna first.
2) Someone who hates skateboarding- Somebody backstage might have offended the art of skateboarding, obviously Lil Wayne had to defend it.
3) Rap Beefs In General – In general, being a part of the rap community probably means you are involved in at least one "rap beef." Fighting with other rappers is kind of a "thing," just ask Drake, 50 Cent, or Eminem. They are pretty pro at rap beefing by now. Who knows who Weezy was beefing with backstage?
4) Rick Ross - My best guess is that Lil Wayne was feuding was Rick Ross. These two rappers reportedly got into a serious fight backstage at the BET Hip Hop awards back in September. Their beef got so bad, cops showed up and hosed everyone down with pepper spray. Hollyscoop
The show has been revived after a false start last year, according to TV Guide. They report that the show is "still under consideration for next season."
They do not indicate if Bieber will star in the show but the teen pop star will be executive producing the show with his manager, Scooter Braun.
35-year-old Florida man Christopher Chaney received the sentence on Monday from U.S. District Court Judge S. James Otero, who also ordered the hacker to pay restitution of $66,179, according to the Los Angeles Times. He was facing up to 60-years in prison prior to the plea agreement.
The judge passed down the sentence after hearing evidence that Chaney broke into the email accounts of dozens of celebrities and obtained naked photos of them and other personal information from the accounts.
The Times reports that he then forwarded the photos and information to another hacker and two celebrity websites where they were published, according to a plea agreement.
You can read the Times report for more details about the case and the hackings here.
If you're in need of a little pick-me-up holiday spirit, the Big Dog Daddy has just released a special seasonally appropriate edition of his ACM-winning "Red Solo Cup" video.
Yes, it's just as goofball as the 'regular' version–because it basically is the regular version, with the addition of some cup-happy Santas.
But it makes a good excuse to revisit the "stupid but brilliant" video and song, which have been immensely popular among country music fans since the single first landed over a year ago.
Of course, there are many other uses for red Solo cups than just as mere beverage containers. Watch it here.
The couple were instantly public with their affection for each other which made some think it was a publicity stunt. But just weeks later, the couple was caught on camera hand-in-hand at a Las Vegas music festival.
Shortly after publicly professing their love to each other, the couple split. Then, a month later, and to the surprise of many, Deadmau5 and Kat Von D not only made up, but got engaged.
An internet addict who describes himself as "always connected," Deadmau5 proposed Saturday via Twitter in front of his 1.8 million followers. Von D accepted and the online love fest ensued. Check out the Twitter exchange here.
Big Boi stopped by the Vice offices to entertain all the good little girls and boys with a reading of Dr. Seuss's Christmas time classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
You can Big Boi reading Dr. Seuss's Christmas time classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas here.
The appearance is to celebrate today's release of the single on iTunes. Rimes' new album, Spitfire, is due out in spring 2013.
Curb Records has also made the track "What Have I Done," from the forthcoming Spitfire album, available on iTunes.
Last week Billboard reported that L.A. Reid will be vacating his X Factor judgeship after this season to focus on the business of making records. While his X Factor signees have struggled to capitalize off their buzz, his work as a judge did not go unnoticed.
"I would definitely go with an executive that's been around and knows," Ne-Yo told CBS Local, when asked about his dream judge panel. "It would have to be an L.A. Reid or Clive Davis."
But Ne-Yo didn't stop with seasoned record men, he added artists to his roster of fantasy judges as well.
"[I would pick] an artist that stood the test of time that has reached an iconic status, has been through the wringer, and knows the good and bad and the ugly of this business. So I would go with Janet Jackson or Prince."
"My third choice would be somebody that's making noise right now," he continued, "like a Drake. Drake is carving out his own niche as far as being able to do the singing and rapping successfully." After some deliberation of his own, he chose his final three
Green sat down with Ellen and told her about why he carries a giant stuffed animal with him wherever he goes, and revealed who his celebrity "crush" is.
Cee Lo then went on to perform "What Christmas Means to Me," from his new album.
The singer wraps up season 3 of The Voice Tuesday night when the winner will be announced; the finalists are rocker Terry McDermott, pop singer Cassadee Pope and soul man Nicholas David. Watch the Ellen appearance here.
Starting with the show's host, Adam Lambert, who went through seven outfit changes during the course of the two-hour show including a literally sharp suit equipped with spikes that stuck out from his arms and legs.
Adam kicked off the night with a shiny black leather trench coat and a lot of eye liner for a disco-fied version of David Bowie's "Let's Dance," the motto of the night which was a tribute to just a few of the ladies—Madonna, Debbie Harry, Donna Summer and Whitney Houston–who have kept us dancing over the years.
"Damn right I'm a diva," the host told the crowd. "Men can be divas. It's equal opportunity." Read the rest of the recap here.
"The worst part," she goes on to say, "wasn't losing him, it was losing me." In the video, Taylor is shown initially waking up alone at what appears to be an empty festival ground. No one is around, including the person who had been her companion–who we, of course, already know is "trouble."
That person is played by Reeve Carney of Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark fame. The video then proceeds to show the whirlwind relationship the two of them had–the ups, the downs, the all-the-way-arounds.
Throughout, Taylor is decked out as some sort of lost-soul, hippie-punk Coachella princess. more on this story
Her studio album, Dreamchaser, will now be released in North America in April 2013 and the North American tour dates have been reschedule for the fall of next year.
Brightman explained, "Whilst I regret any inconvenience that this rescheduling might have occasioned for those people who have already bought tickets, the restructuring of my worldwide album release plan made it inevitable.
"Clearly a concert is always more enjoyable if there is familiarity with the music being performed and given how important this new Dreamchaser album is to me, I am keen for those attending my shows to hear it prior to the performance. I'm delighted with the new album and very excited about the show that I'll be presenting in 2013".
The rescheduled North American tour dates which will now begin in Hamilton, ON at Copps Coliseum on September 13th, 2013. more on this story
The pair filmed the video in Florida in just a few hours with friends, and family of Travolta and Newton-John.
Travolta and Newton-John will donate the artist proceeds from This Christmas equally to their respective charities, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Center in Melbourne, Australia, and the Jett Travolta Foundation, established in the name of his late son. Watch it here.
You can listen to a stream of the song here. Simpson is also preparing to head out back on tour with Justin Bieber next year.
Simpson will be joining Bieber's Believe Tour for several stops on the North American, UK, and European legs in 2013.
He will join the trek in Little Rock, AR on January 10th and play his final dates on the tour on March 19th in Paris. He has also announced several solo dates along the way. more on this story
Featuring trailer park hijinks, a makeshift plastic surgery clinic, and a kiddie pool full of women --- there's nothing this video doesn't have. See it here.
The duo premiered the music video for their single "Faith Healer" with MTVU and has now teamed up with MTVU again to release behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot, which you can watch here.
The song comes their sophomore album Bright Black Heaven, where it debuted at #1 on the Billboard Electronic Album Chart and held its place within the top iTunes Electronic charts for days.
Blaqk Audio also put out an exclusive 3-song EP through Beatport. The Faith Healer Remix EP includes the single, "Faith Healer," the Jacob Plant remix of "Faith Healer," "Down Here" (a b-side that is not featured on Bright Black Heaven) and the stems for both tracks. Check it out here.
The Atlanta-based rapper has been causing a stir since he released his video for "All Gold Everything" to the internet in October.
The Motion Family-directed clip shows images of James holding a palm-sized puppy in one scene and riding an all-gold bike in another. It is both grimy and lush.
The combination captivated viewers who pushed the Youtube clip to nearly 3 million views and fueled sharp reactions to his flamboyant style of dress (think: Rick James as a gold-plated rapper) and crude, catchy lyrics.
But the video graduated from the internet to MTV Jams, which helped to catapult the rapper into the realm of boardroom deals.
"We sat down with everybody," Trinidad James' manager, Fly, told CBS Local. "We went with Def Jam because it's credible. They breed hip-hop culture. And at the end of the day, the deal terms were right." A lot more including a stream of This Week In Music News
The group, featuring D. Lee Waggoner (Scared of Chaka), Dave Hernandez (The Shins), guitarist Ian Moore, Drew Church (Little Cuts), and Steven Barci (Chasers), release the new single "California Bound" recently.
Following the release, D. Lee performed a live acoustic version of the song on KCET's Los Angeles-based television show ArtBound.
KCET invited D. Lee to close one of the latest episodes of ArtBound, the station's arts and culture program that explores the diverse artistic landscapes of Southern and Central California.
In ArtBound's third episode, they invited D. Lee to close the show with a beautiful black and white solo performance, filmed in the style of William Shatner's famed live rendition of "Rocket Man."
D. Lee describes the song as being about, "leaving the comfort and confines of your home town, and following your dreams even if it means leaving everyone and everything you know behind," which reflects his own personal journey of venturing out to LA to pursue his music career. Watch the performance here.
The new show was produced by Sharon Browne; the Mythology album was produced by David Munro, Musical Director and Composer.
The release of Mythology will be backed by a major North American tour, which will travel to 65 cities coast to coast in both Canada and the U.S.
During the tour The Celtic Thunder Cruise will sail for five days throughout the Caribbean, departing Miami on November 2nd, 2013. In addition to the six main vocalists, the tour will also feature strings, guitar, percussion, whistles, pipes, guitars and more in the eight- piece Celtic Thunder band. The tour's musical director is David Munro, who also plays keyboards in the show.
For a small donation, the Annual Tour Bus Show and Artist Meet & Greet gives fans an opportunity to step on board the tour buses of more than fifty artists and celebrities, many of whom will be present signing autographs and giving an inside look at their mobile home-away-from-home.
The event will be held tonight, Monday, December 17, at the Hendersonville Wal-Mart located at 204 North Anderson Lane from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. In addition to Crimson and Shaw, special guests Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Lisa Matassa and Paul Stout join previously announced artists Gretchen Wilson, Craig Campbell, Daryle Singletary, The Roys, The Grascals, Phoenix Drive, Crystal Shawanda, Jamie Lee Thurston, Clinton Gregory, Shane Thomas, Austin Hicks and Ty Brown.
All proceeds from the event will go to Christmas 4 Kids, a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years and provides underprivileged children with the funds to shop and purchase Christmas gifts for family and loved ones – something most have never had the opportunity to do before.
Funds generated by this year's annual concert featuring Charlie Daniels along with special guests Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar, Thompson Square and Caroline Kole as well as the Celebrity Golf Tournament and Tour Bus Show events will provide over 400 children from 29 different schools a day-long shopping excursion. The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury tour bus, lunch and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at Hendersonville Expo Center. To wrap up the day, these children will receive a brand new winter coat and $150.00 to spend on anything they want during a Walmart shopping spree!
Raised in the South, Potter was bitten by the music bug at a young age. Active in her church choir and influenced by musical parents, Rachel went on to be signed by contemporary Christian label Narrow Door Records at 17 and released Come Back Home in 2002.
An audition for an entertainment job at Walt Disney World landed her the roles of Ariel in The Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, Nemo in Finding Nemo: The Musical and a number of other shows.
Moving to New York opened the door to many Broadway acting opportunities where she booked the Wicked national tour and landed the role of Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family all while co-writing her EP Live The Dream. more on this story
In an interview backstage at Alice in Winterland in San Francisco, Andy Grammer talked about his favorite Christmas present from his childhood.
"I think the one that I loved the most was the Ghostbusters Trap." Grammer exclaimed, "Remember that? Ghostbusters pack and then the trap was a big deal."
Andy took a page out of the classic holiday film, A Christmas Story and obsessed about the getting the gift. more on this story
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