With reports that the images were part of a hack and stolen from her finance, Offset from the rap group Migos, Cardi B is now promising legal action.That's the word from Cardi B's lawyer, Scott Mason, who told TMZ that the nude images of Cardi B and another unidentified woman were "illegally obtained," and a full investigation is currently underway to nab the hackers.
For her part, the seemingly unflappable rapper is taking it all in stride. "People keep posting the nude videos of me like if i wasn't a stripper before," she wrote on Twitter following the leak, adding that there are plenty of images available of her in various stages of undress from her time as a dancer. Read morehere.
The legendary annual show has been marking the end of the year from New York's Times Square for decades, and 2018 is no exception. Mariah Carey will return to make amends for her ill-fated performance on last year's show. Camila Cabello, Sugarland and Nick Jonas are also slated for the Times Square broadcast, co-hosted by Jenny McCarthy. Britney Spears will beam in a performance from her residency in Las Vegas.
The Dick Clark show will celebrate the new year across America's time zones, heading down to New Orleans with Imagine Dragons, Walk the Moon and Lucy Hale to see 2018 kick off in the Central Time Zone.
Ciara will host a star-studded show from Los Angeles for the Pacific Time Zone's strike of midnight, with performances from Shawn Mendes, Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, Charlie Puth, Khalid, BTS, Alessia Cara, Florida Georgia Line, Halsey, Portugal. The Man, Hailee Steinfeld, Zedd, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Alesso and Fitz & The Tantrums. Read morehere.
"They took me off. And put 21 on," T-Pain said on Twitter, referring to 21 Savage, featured on the released version. "Me and Joey had it first," he added, in regards to Joey Bada$$.
Bada$$ joined the conversation in Twitter as well, backing up T-Pain's claims and adding that he was a ghostwriter on the track. Check out the tweethere.
Gucci Mane hopped on Twitter on Thursday (Dec. 28) to announce the new effort, which will be entitled "The Evil Genius," the post also showed him posing next to a large semi-truck.
While there is no release date for The Evil Genius, the rapper has plenty of music from this year to catch up on: DropTopWop, a collaborative album with Metro Boomin, the Mr. Davis full-length from October and El Gato. See the tweethere.
"In with this bathing suit…," Lovato posted on Instagram next to the photo of the singer wearing a black and white one-piece with red accents and a plunging neckline. See the image below.
Fans of Lovato's poolside look can find the suit, dubbed "The Michelle in Cherries," on the Solid & Striped website. It retails for $168. See the photohere.
'sorry, i just made the terrible mistake of listening to a chainsmokers song. at least the first 6 seconds of it," the contentious EDM artist tweeted. "i was trying to do something."
And he didn't leave it at that. Deadmau5 tagged the 'Smokers in his next tweet to make sure they didn't miss his vitriol, 'I ALSO NEED TO LEARN HOW TO UNROLL A SUIT@thechainsmokers i used to just say you were s- for fun. now im 100% convinced you're s-."
The DJ continued to spread the hate, slamming everyone in the Top 40. Engaging with one of his almost four million Twitter followers, Deadmau5 explained that he disliked everything he heard.
As the artist went on with his rampage mocking lyrics and rhymes, Zedd responded, 'why u hating so much, Joel….. u need to eat a snickers". Read more including the tweetshere.
The larger legal battle between Dr. Luke and Kesha will continue in New York. The full statement from Dr. Luke's representative reads "Dr. Luke vigorously disputes and denies that he ever raped Kesha Sebert, and he is asserting claims of defamation in a New York court against Kesha Sebert for making statements to the contrary, which statements Dr. Luke adamantly maintains are false.
"Pebe admits she has no firsthand personal knowledge of the events occurring on the night of the alleged rape. Pebe was not present that night. At that time, Pebe was in Nashville, and Kesha was in Los Angeles. The dispute between Kesha and Dr. Luke about the events of that night is the subject of the New York case, and will be decided in that case. Accordingly, all parties believe it is appropriate to dismiss this Tennessee case and focus their attention on the New York case." Read statement from Sebert's counselhere.
"We were outside Telluride at the bluegrass festival (which Bentley performed at) and we were renting a house there with a bunch of people," Bentley explained.
"There's a loft above the bunkbeds, about 12-13 feet; he thought his grandfather was going to catch him, but there was an obvious miscommunication there."
While Knox is wearing a cast and recovering nicely, Bentley realizes how the situation could have been a lot worse. Read morehere.
His temperature spiked when the subject turned to biopic, or as the Academy Award-nominated director deemed it, "the debacle." "Are you displeased because of the final product, or that you didn't get to do it?" asked Big Tigger, on The Ryan Cameron Morning Show with Wanda Smith.
"A little bit of both," replied Singleton, who was once part of the project that was released last week under the direction of lauded music video lensman, Benny Boom.
"They just made a movie. They didn't think of it as a cultural event. They didn't think of it in terms of something that affected our generation. They see a rap star," he continued. "But dude was much more than a rap star. So that's why I'm really upset." Read morehere.
While it wasn't the right time for Twain to begin working as she didn't have any songs ready, she was hesitant to take Prince up on his offer due to his "no swearing in the studio" policy.
A native of Ontario, Canada, Twain told Shelly Easton of 92.5 XTU swearing was the norm for her. 'When I'm working with music and I'm relaxed, I swear," Twain said.
The five-time Grammy Award winner admitted she questioned how she was going to be creative without swearing, something she has a pretty good control over since the birth of her son. "I said oh no, how am I ever going to be creative if I couldn't swear?"
Twain admits her fear of not working with Prince due to her swearing was "premature." In April of 2016 Prince passed away before Twain and him could ever work together. Read morehere.
The comment came during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada ."I suppose right now it would be a bit weird," he added, "but I never rule anything out, to be honest."
The "Slow Hands" singer left the group last year to pursue his own solo career. While Horan and other One Directioners might not want to collaborate with each other anytime soon, he said he is open to working with other artists on his album.
"Fingers crossed I can get to play some stuff to people and see what happens," he said. Read morehere.
When asked if he'd be defending his longtime pal, Swift, Sheeran said there's no need. 'I don't think she needs that at all," he told People. "There's always been beef songs. It's mainly been like Carly Simon."
Sheeran, too, has written beef songs, but they don't always make the headlines. 'I've done feud songs before but no one cares about them!" he said. Read morehere.
The three brothers have continued to tour, make music and give interviews--including one with Australia's Triple J radio in which they call Justin Bieber "chlamydia of the ear."
A host played a snippet of Bieber's hit "Despacito" for the trio and their reviews weren't kind. "I prefer not to get any venereal diseases so whenever Justin Bieber gets near me or near my ears'" said one brother.
Another chimed in: "It's like hanging out with a koala' It's just ear infections, they're terrible. Chlamydia of the ear, it sucks." Listen to their unvarnished reactionhere.
The revelations came over last weekend during a four-day-long reality show-style live stream, promote her new album Witness. Not all of the event was confessional and revelatory. The live stream also depicted Perry practicing yoga, meeting guests like celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and sleeping after a long, draining day.
"I have been in therapy for five years, she said at the beginning of the session. "It's changed my life. Usually, everything is very confidential in therapy. Everybody's like, 'I could never tell my deepest, darkest secrets to anyone.' And we swallow them and we keep them and they become petrified. And actually, you know, the things that you fear, or whatever your secrets are, that's why therapy's amazing. And also things you don't even know that you have [come out in therapy, including] traumas from childhood." Read morehere.
During one scene in the video, Gomez is dancing by herself in her bedroom. On the wall behind Gomez, fans have spotted two posters that feature women who eerily resemble Swift.
After all, Swift is already known to be a member of Gomez's close friend group. Check out the video and some of the fan social media posts to decide for yourselfhere.
"As for replacing, what people know The Black Eyed Peas to be, nobody is replacing Fergie," will.i.am reportedly told the magazine. "She's working on her solo project at the moment."
Now, the band is refuting these claims on social media. In a series of two tweets, will.i.am wrote, "Lies…@Fergie is focusing on #DoubleDutchess & @BEP is doing #MastersOfTheSun…That doesn't mean @fergie is out of the group #BEP4ever …People will report whatever they want to report regardless of the sources… It's a crazy world…"
Fergie chimed in as well, tweeting: "Everyone knows I will always love and support my @bep brothers, @iamwill, @tabbep, @apldeap " Check out the postshere.
U.S. District Court judge William H. Pauley III determined that the usage of the clip was covered under fair use, reports Pitchfork. The line for Smith's song goes, 'Jazz is the only real music that's gonna last. All that other bull-- is here today and gone tomorrow. But jazz was, is and always will be."
The Drake version cut down the words to include, 'Only real music's gonna last. All that other bull-- is here today and gone tomorrow." Judge Pauley explained that Smith's phrase 'is an unequivocal statement on the primacy of jazz over all other forms of popular music," while Drake's edit turns it into 'a statement that 'real music,' with no qualifiers, is 'the only thing that's gonna last.'"
The official ruling: "The full extent of the commentary is, in this Court's view, that many musicians make records in similar ways (e.g. with the help of A&R experts or the stimulating effects of champagne), but that only 'real" music--regardless of creative process or genre--will stand the test of time. Accordingly, this factor favors a finding of fair use." Read more and listen to both songshere.
The 'Malibu" singer posted a shot of herself in a classic red bikini and her two pups having a picnic. "Summmmmer is heeeeerrrre! Bring on Z fruit , sunshine (always spf) , & goooood times!," she wrote.
She also gave some solid puppy parenting advice, suggesting watermelon as a summertime treat for the little ones. See her social media posts and the photoshere.
At the premiere of HBO's The Defiant Ones, which chronicles the relationship between Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine, Xzibit sent a clear message to the legendary MC's haters.
"These people dissing Dr. Dre, they need to get off their cell phones for about a week and come back to reality," said Xzibit. "They have no idea. Do what he did and then talk to me."
Asked what he misses about previous generations of hip-hop, Xzibit said "the diversity." "I miss the willingness to go your own path and be original," he said. "A lot of what we see today is regurgitated. People are literally naming themselves after each other -- just changing a couple letters. It's exacerbating. As a creative, you want to see things elevate, not digress." Read morehere.
Footage of the standoff hit Twitter and shows two figures in a tense exchange. Witnesses told TMZ that Brown pushed Migos' Quavo but the confrontation was quickly defused.
The report notes that police were called to the scene but by then, the fight had fizzled. Migos and Joe Budden had a verbal dispute of their own during the BET Awards pre-show--a night of squabbles for hip-hop's rising stars.
Newsweek reports that Migos' Quavo is currently dating Brown's ex Karreuche Tran--who has pressed domestic violence charges against the singer in the past. Watch some footage from the "fight"here.
She also had a powerful message to deliver to the entire audience. She stressed the importance of helping victims from the Grenfell Tower fire and asked fans to donate money. The June 14 Grenfell Tower fire in West London killed 80 people, reports BBC News.
While her plea for donations dominated the headlines, fans found out other major news at the show. "I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again," read a note in the program. "I've done 119 shows and these last four will take me up to 123, it has been hard and an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done." Read morehere.
The pricey shirts co-opted classic shirts from artists like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, late rap star Notorious B.I.G. and more and were being sold for $125 each, according to Radio.com.
The sisters pulled the shirts, after the met with backlash from the likes of Sharon Osbourne who tweeted "Girls, you haven't earner the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know... lip gloss," along with a photo of a shirt superimposing one of the sister's faces over Ozzy's.
Kendall took to social media to apology soon after the line was pulled from their online store. She wrote "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists.
"We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway. The tee shirts have been pulled from retrial and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry."
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