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Amy Winehouse Hologram Creators Demand Patience, Respect

The late Amy Winehouse's hologram tour has been postponed, Billboard reports. The tour, blessed by Winehouse's father Mitch, was scheduled to launch later this year. BASE Hologram, the company behind…
Tosten Burks / February 21, 2019

R. Kelly Under Homeland Security Investigation for Sex Trafficking

The Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation into whether R. Kelly violated sex trafficking laws, Jim DeRogatis reports for the New Yorker. Kelly is…
Tosten Burks / February 21, 2019

A Star Is Born Producer Leaves Live Nation Following Abuse Allegations

Heather Parry, former head of Live Nation's film and television division, has left the company following a third party investigation into allegations that Parry bullied her employees and denigrated black people…
Tosten Burks / February 21, 2019

Jussie Smollett’s Plan for Alleged Hate Crime Hoax Outlined by Prosecutors

Empire star Jussie Smollett was released from police custody on $100,000 bond after a hearing Thursday (February 21) in which Cook County prosecutors presented a timeline of the days leading…
Tosten Burks / February 21, 2019

Kendrick Lamar & SZA Won’t Perform “All the Stars” at the Oscars

This year's Academy Awards has dealt with a number of controversies and disasters, from the Kevin Hart hosting fiasco to a now-nixed plan to cut…
Israel Daramola / February 21, 2019

Michael Jackson Estate Sues HBO Over Leaving Neverland Documentary

The Michael Jackson Estate is hardly letting go of Leaving Neverland, the documentary about the late pop star's alleged sexual abuse that will be airing…

Miley Cyrus Says Donald Trump Called Her to Say He “Loved” Her Twerking at the 2013 VMAs

In an interview for Vanity Fair's latest cover story, Miley Cyrus said that Donald Trump was a big fan of her notorious performance from the 2013 MTV VMAs, when…
Maggie Serota / February 21, 2019

R. Kelly Accused of Sexual Abuse by Two New Women

Lawyer Gloria Allred hosted a press conference Thursday (February 21) on behalf of two women who accuse R. Kelly of sexual misconduct. The women, Latresa Scaff and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2019

Miley Cyrus Is Still Making Hip-Hop

Vanity Fair published a Miley Cyrus notes app memo (and an accompanying profile) today. The latter reveals that Miley wants to launch an airline for "pets only,"
Tosten Burks / February 21, 2019

Monkees Bassist Peter Tork Dead at 77

Peter Tork, the lovable, mop-topped former bassist/guitarist and singer in The Monkees, died on Thursday (Feb. 21) at age 77. The news was confirmed by…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / February 21, 2019

Weezer – “High as a Kite” & “Living in L.A.”

Weezer are following up their surprise covers project, The Teal Album, with a continued rollout for their upcoming Black Album. The Black Album was officially announced in October of last year, and…
Will Gottsegen / February 21, 2019

Mac Miller & Madlib Reportedly Recorded an Album Together

The late Mac Miller was notorious for recording a ton of music — including music with prominent collaborators — that he just never got around…
Tom Breihan, Stereogum / February 21, 2019

Chicago PD: Jussie Smollett Staged Attack Because He Was Unhappy With Empire Salary

On Thursday morning, Chicago PD held a press conference to discuss the indictment filed against Empire star Jussie Smollett on felony charges of filing a…
Maggie Serota / February 21, 2019

Moogfest 2019 Lineup: GAS, U.S. Girls, Tim Hecker, Matthew Dear, More

Moogfest, Durham's preeminent experimental electronic music festival and futuristic synth gear conference, has announced its first round for acts for their 2019 summit. The roster includes GAS,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2019

Marissa Nadler – “Poison” (Feat. John Cale) & “If We Make It Through The Summer”

Marissa Nadler had an immensely productive 2018, and is showing no signs of slowing down. After releasing her eighth album, For My Crimes, in September of last…
Will Gottsegen / February 21, 2019
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