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Page Too Report for 12/30/2016


Drake and Jennifer Lopez Confirm Romantic Relationship

(Radio.com) Drake and Jennifer Lopez both shared photos on Instagram confirming their budding romance. The latest photo of the pair comes without a caption, but it seems to answer the question many fans have had since Drake posted a selfie with Lopez in mid-December with the caption, " < Lotta those."

The new photo shows the couple getting cozy in front of a roaring fire. Lopez has her head on Drake's lap while he encircles her in his arms. She gazes off into the distance, but he looks askance at the camera and gives some major side-eye.

In fact, his gaze could say a lot. Some fans are crying foul over what they're claiming is a publicity stunt. Rihanna, at least, doesn't appear to be too happy about the turn of events. Read more here.

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Rae Sremmurd Releases 'Real Chill' Video

(Radio.com) Rae Sremmurd has released a video for the track "Real Chill," the latest visual from their album, SremmLife 2. The Atlanta rap duo are seen partying and smoking while attending a Christmas party, or so the multi-colored string lights would have you believe.

And, as with all their videos, the boys are flanked by lanky ladies getting their party on. And, fresh out of the slammer, Florida's Kodak Black also makes an appearance.

Although the video would lead us to believe they may be moving onto a new single, Rae Sremmurd is still enjoying success with their single "Black Beatles," which currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Watch the explicit video here.

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Pink Gives Birth To Her Second Child Jameson Moon Hart

(Radio.com) Pink and husband Carey Hart have welcomed their second child, Jameson Moon Hart, into the world. The baby was born the day after Christmas.

Pink announced the birth in a December 28 tweet, which she captioned "Jameson Moon Hart 12.26.16." The pop star and her motocross racer husband also have a four-year-old daughter Willow Sage. The couple have been married since 2006.

Pink announced that she was pregnant last month on social media, when she posted an artsy maternity photo of her next to Willow. She captioned the image, "Surprise." See the tweet here.

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Fatal Shooting At T.I. Concert 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Fatal Shooting At T.I. Concert was a top 16 story of May 2016: One man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting at rapper T.I.'s concert at the Irving Plaza in New York City on May 25th, according to CBS New York.

Shots were fired and four people were struck by the gunfire at the third-floor green room area of the venue at around 10 P.M. local time, according to details revealed during a press conference.

The shooting took place during the support acts Maino and Uncle Murda performance, prior to T.I. taking the stage. Three men and one woman were shot with one man pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital. Read the original report here.

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Calvin Harris Injured In Serious Car Accident 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Calvin Harris Injured In Serious Car Accident was a top 16 story of May 2016: EDM star Calvin Harris was hospitalized after being involved in a serious car accident in Southern California on Friday night.

Police told The New York Daily News that at 11 p.m. Friday night, a teenage girl "crossed the divider and struck his SUV" outside of Los Angeles.

Harris was taken to a hospital in Burbank to be treated for injuries, which reportedly include a laceration to the face. One passenger in the teen driver's car was treated for a "non-life-threatening" broken pelvis after she was ejected from the moving car.

TMZ obtained photos from the wreckage, illustrating just how serious the collision was. Read more here.

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Vulgar Meek Mill Song Played On Children's Radio Show 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Vulgar Meek Mill Song Played On Children's Radio Show was a top 16 story of May 2016: Meek Mill's track "My Mind Is Gone," which contains 53 curses, recently aired unedited during a block of children's programming on a UK radio station.

NME reports that the program's young hosts got a request to play the track, unaware of its lyrical content, and that their adult supervisor was in the restroom at the time it played.

A spokesman for Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, told NME "This programme breached broadcasting rules after it played a song which included highly offensive language." Read more here.

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Nicki Minaj Sued By Ex-Boyfriend For Alleged Abuse 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Nicki Minaj Sued By Ex-Boyfriend For Alleged Abuse was a top 16 story of May 2016: Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has sued her, accusing the music star of inflicting her with physical and emotional abuse, she revealed in a tweet. "Tweeted on the 5th that the 6th was my baby's bday. Celebrated on the 6th for his bday (publicly). Served w/a lawsuit on the 9th. Lol," she wrote.

In follow-up post she tweeted, "Two years later this poor excuse of a man is suing me & claiming to have been physically & emotionally abused. Lol. He's so miserable. You can't even celebrate your happiness anymore w/o being victimized. Miserable ppl refuse to move on w/their lives."

In an ongoing chain of posts, Minaj has expressed frustration that her ex still emails her even though she and her current man have asked him to stop. She also accused Samuels of trying to stir up drama for reality TV. Read the original report here.

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Fan Blamed For Justin Bieber Photo Ban Speaks Out 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Fan Blamed For Justin Bieber Photo Ban Speaks Out was a top 16 story of May 2016: All Kailyn wanted was a photo with Justin Bieber, and now, thanks to her Instagram video, she is being blamed for the pop star's decision to stop taking photos with fans for good.

This morning, Kailyn drove from Winthrop to the studios of Mix 104.1 in Boston to set the record straight on exactly what happened outside of Bieber's hotel on May 9th.

"My friend Michelle and I went to the Four Seasons, because we knew he was staying there, but we waited for a couple hours and he still wasn't coming, so we walked over to his tour bus and all of a sudden he walked up to us, and was talking to us," she reveals to morning show hosts Karson and Kennedy.

"I got really excited, 'cause I couldn't believe it was really him, so my first instinct was 'I need to give him a hug', so I walked over and I gave him a hug and put my phone up and he didn't like that."

Kailyn explains that it wasn't the hug that Bieber didn't like, but the picture. "The security guard said 'you shouldn't do that without asking first.'" Looking back on the situation, Kailyn thinks that Bieber "was very overwhelmed," and she feels bad about the whole thing. "I feel bad," she said. "After I gave him the hug he still talked to me and that's when I asked. He got over it quickly and still talked to us after the incident," she clarified. Read the original report here.

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Rory Feek Gives First Interview Since Joey's Death 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Rory Feek Gives First Interview Since Joey's Death was a top 16 story of May 2016: Joey + Rory's Rory Feek sat down for his first interview since his wife and musical partner Joey's death. Joey passed away on March 4th after a battle with cervical cancer.

Throughout the process of recording their last album together, Hymns, Rory confessed how neither he nor Joey would let themselves consider it their final project. "No--we had unwavering hope, so we never really thought like that," he said. "We did shows every month, all the way through. I knew it was hard for her, but we always treated everything like, 'This is a season, and we're going to get better.' She kept wanting to sing, even when it was hard for her to get onstage. Not because she wanted to make money or get applause, but because she wanted to share her music" (via Billboard).

If listening to the music he made with his wife would seem painful, Rory has used it as a healing tool. "I'd say it brings me a lot of peace. I listen and watch everything--it's part of the process for me," he explained. "I don't want to hide from her, or her memory, or those feelings. I want to embrace them and keep her as close to me as possible." Rory shared how he and his daughter Indiana actually often start their morning by listening to Hymns. Read more here.

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Randy Houser Has County Music All-Star Wedding 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Randy Houser Has County Music All-Star Wedding was a top 16 story of May 2016: Randy Houser and Tatiana Starzynski were married in front of a country music star-studded crowd of 120 guests at the Homestead Manor in Franklin on May 4th.

Dierks Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany, and Dee Jay Silver with wife, Jenna were among the wedding-goers. The newlyweds made their way down the aisle to Florida Georgia Line's new single "H.O.L.Y." as Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, who served as a groomsman, and their wives looked on.

The wedding theme was Southern elegance and guests dined on family style Southern food and sipped on the drink of the day, Houser's favorite beverage, Moscow mules. Read more here.

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Merle Haggard's Final Song 'Kern River Blues' Released 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Merle Haggard's Final Song 'Kern River Blues' Released was a top 16 story of May 2016: Merle Haggard's final song, "Kern River Blues" is now available on Haggard's official website and iTunes. The song was recorded on February 9 at Haggard's Hag Studios.

Written by Haggard and featuring his son Ben on electric guitar, "Kern River Blues" is about the country icon's memories of leaving Bakersfield in the late '70s, reads a message on his official Website. Haggard was battle pneumonia when he recorded the song. Haggard died from the condition April 6 at the age of 79.

The lyrics to "Kern River Blues" seem eerily prescient: 'Well, I'm leaving town forever/Kiss an old boxcar goodbye/Well, I'm leaving town forever/Kiss an old boxcar goodbye/I dug my blues down in the river/But the old Kern River is dry," he sings in its final verse. Read the original report here.

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Ellen DeGeneres Parodies Beyonce's 'Lemonade' 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Ellen DeGeneres Parodies Beyonce's 'Lemonade' was a top 16 story of May 2016: Ellen DeGeneres is having some fun with Beyonce's much hyped Lemonade. In a new clip DeGeneres interests herself into Bey's Lemonade film, to hilarious result.

"You will not believe this, but Queen B has gone cray-cray," talk show host DeGeneres tells her friend, upon seeing Beyonce bash in cars with a baseball bat.

When the singer makes it to Ellen's car the host attempts to distract her by pointing out "Becky, with the good hair" (Bey's code name for Jay Z's mistress). However, it turns out it's really Wanda Sykes, aka Wanda with the good weave. Check out the clip here.

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Country Icon Guy Clark Dead At 74 2016 In Review

(Gibson) Country Icon Guy Clark Dead At 74 was a top 16 story of May 2016: Country icon Guy Clark died in Nashville on May 17, at age 74. The beloved singer-songwriter had been battling cancer for several years. Clark was a revered, influential figure whose work profoundly impacted many of country music's most important artists. Among those who recorded his songs were Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley, among many others.

Born in West Texas, Clark served in the Peace Corps before moving to Houston, where he became close friends with such fellow songwriters as Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker.

Relocating to Nashville in 1971, he soon established himself as a master craftsman of richly detailed, literary songs rife with character and emotion. He also acted as a mentor to such future country greats as Steve Earle and Vince Gill.

Through the years Clark released more than 20 albums, including the Grammy-nominated 1997 live LP Keepers and the Grammy-nominated 2006 album, Workbench Songs. His final record, My Favorite Picture of You, earned him a Grammy for Best Folk Album in 2014. Honors included induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Music Association.

For the most part, however, commercial success never came near to matching Clark's reputation among his peers. His sweeping legacy can be found in the monumental impact he and his songwriting had on the broader songwriting community. "For more than forty years, the Clark home was a gathering place for songwriters, folk singers, artists and misfits; many who sat at the feet of the master songwriter in his element, willing Guy's essence into their own pens," reads a statement on his Facebook page. "Throughout his long and extraordinary career, Guy Clark blazed a trail for original and groundbreaking artists and troubadours, including his good friends Rodney Crowell, Jim McGuire, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Joe Ely, Lyle Lovett, Verlon Thompson, Shawn Camp, and Vince Gill." Read more here.

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Miley Cyrus Vs Jimmy Fallon In Funny Face Off 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Miley Cyrus Vs Jimmy Fallon In Funny Face Off was a top 16 story of May 2016: Jimmy Fallon challenged pop star Miley Cyrus to a "Funny Face Off" during The Tonight Show broadcast on May 17th and video of the skit has been posted online.

The concept was simple. Viewers sent in video clips of funny faces, and then Fallon and Cyrus tried to recreate the twisted, chin-filled looks. And hilarity ensued.

Miley's "broken doll look" inspired Fallon to talk about creating new characters for future segments. Being willing to be silly and look ridiculous are things you've gotta love about both of these superstars. Watch it here.

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Alanis Morissette Going After Former Business Manager For $15 Million 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Alanis Morissette Going After Former Business Manager For $15 Million was a top 16 story of May 2016: Nineties alternative rock icon Alanis Morissette has filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claiming her former manager Jonathan Schwartz transferred millions of dollars to his own accounts without her permission (via BBC News).

"Morissette was completely unaware of these cash transfers and had not authorized them," the complaint says. The singer is suing Schwarz and his company GSO for $15 million.

Schwartz handled Morissette's financial accounts between 2009 and 2016 and Morissette is suing him for breach of duty, fraud and negligence. The singer, whose '90s mega-hits included "You Oughta Know" and "Ironic," fired Schwartz in March. Soon after, her new business manager, Howard Grossman, discovered 116 suspicious withdrawals, to the tune of more than $4.7 million.

According to the complaint, Schwartz said the transfers were made to fund a marijuana-growing business investment for the singer, and to avoid extra trips to the bank because Morissette "spends a lot of cash." She denies both claims. Read the original report here.

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Christina Aguilera Duet With Whitney Houston Hologram Leaks 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Christina Aguilera Duet With Whitney Houston Hologram Leaks was a top 16 story of May 2016: A hologram of Whitney Houston was set to share the stage with Christina Aguilera for a duet during the season finale of The Voice. Houston's estate canceled the performance after footage of the hologram leaked online--leaving executors and fans feeling underwhelmed.

"After closely viewing the performance, we decided the hologram was not ready to air," the executor of Houston's estate Pat Houston told ET Online. "We have much respect and appreciation for Christina, and she was absolutely flawless."

Pat Houston explained that Whitney's fans deserve "perfection" and that no hologram performance will air for the public until the technology and optics are refined. To be fair, many Twitter users and opinion writers quibbled with the idea of a hologram at all, a recurring theme in popular music that leaves some viewers feeling icky. There's no business like show business!

Commenters have likened the posthumous hologram's cancellation to Houston's own tendency to bow out of performances--an affectionate remembrance of the late icon's "diva" legacy. Read more here.

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Chris Brown Vs. Kevin McCall In Social Media War 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Chris Brown Vs. Kevin McCall In Social Media War was a top 16 story of May 2016: Chris Brown and singer Kevin McCall got into social media war after McCall called Brown out on Twitter. From his posts, it appears that McCall was tired of Brown sending his "gang" to deal with his problems and wanted to deal directly with the man himself.

Brown responded by posting a series of comebacks on Instagram. The first was a collage of three empty stadium seating sections meant to be a jab at McCall's popularity.

Brown played with the wording in his caption, changing the idea of McCall's album being "fire" to being "fired," and calling his sales "tripple (sic) translucent." Brown also posted two viral videos meant to disparage McCall's looks.

On Twitter, meanwhile, McCall kept up his power, insinuating that he'd been with Brown's ex Rihanna in one tweet, calling Brown a "wannabe Miguel" and calling him out as an abuser. Read the original report here.

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Kanye West 1997 Demo Tape Unearthed And Posted Online 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Kanye West 1997 Demo Tape Unearthed And Posted Online was a top 16 story of May 2016: A Soundcloud user named Trilly Madison has unearthed and posted a Kanye West demo tape allegedly containing 8 beat tracks, compiled in September 1997.

The 14-minute recording rolls back the clock to a time when West was best known for creating catchy soulful beats for well-established rappers--a time before Kanye himself was considered an emcee.

Fans can listen to online streams of the hissy cassette quality recordings featuring the tracks from the Unreleased KanYe West Demo Beat Tape [c. Sept. 97?] here.

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Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA Team For Banks and Steelz 2016 In Review

(Radio.com) Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA Team For Banks and Steelz was a top 16 story of May 2016: Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA started a new partnership called Banks and Steelz. The first track "Love + War" features Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, and premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 radio show. Now they have a video to go with the new song.

RZA revealed to Rolling Stone that he and Banks were working on music together in 2013. The rapper explained how the project came about: "My manager came to me and said, 'Who do you want to do an album with?' I said, 'Well, Paul just has an energy about him. I think if we put our sandwich together it will be great.'

"Me and Paul, we play chess together and just hang out. We went to the studio and we started writing songs and they sound very, very different than what I do, but very unique and very peculiar."

The new video pays tribute to an iconic scene in Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. RZA has also worked with Tarantino before, for example, on the soundtracks the Kill Bill film series. Read more here.

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