If You Got Paid To Do This, Would You?

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Lifetime announced they are giving you what you’ve always wanted! A Britney Spears biopic…the chick who plays Britney looks more like Natasha Lyonne if you ask me. I’m more impressed with the guys who are playing the onscreen NSync….sure it might be cringeworthy but not many can say they starred in a Lifetime movie. I have nothing but respect and envy for someone willing to star on the Nickelback of tv networks.

GOD I WANT TO BE AN EXTRA SO BAD.

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Tis The Season To Decorate Yourself With Holiday Merch From Your Favorite Artists.

BEYONCE.

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NAS

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RUN THE YULES

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BON JOVI

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PAUL MCCARTNEY

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RYAN ADAMS

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CARLY RAE JEPSON

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! Click here to buy one for every music lover in the family…from Jason Mraz to Megadeath!

And let’s get ugly.

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Lady Gaga’s Interview With CBS Sunday Morning: Grab The Kleenex And Feel The Feels.

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Lady Gaga opens up about her new album Joanne, her family, ex-fiance Taylor Kinney and what she misses about being a regular person.

…and just when you think you couldn’t love her more, she stops by The Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ youth, to share a song and a smile.

Now if you’ll excuse me.

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DJ Flume Goes To A Surf God’s Wave Pool, Doesn’t See ONE Floating BandAid Or Dirty Diaper. No Really.

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Harley Streten aka DJ Flume somehow pulled some strings and went to Kelly Slater’s man made “Surf Ranch”! A wave pool that is sliiightly different than the wave pools you’re used to…sadly no throngs of people, couples making out, hairy guys blowing snot rockets, etc.

However, every wave is perfect thx to SCIENCE.

Now the question is, how to become friends with Kelly…. *Finger-tenting in progress*

 

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A Tribe Called Quest Kills It On SNL, Leaving Fans To Savor Brilliant Bittersweet Final Album.

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“We spoke at length about the importance of maintaining the essence but not getting trapped in that and just trying to see it beyond,” – Q-Tip

After losing ATCQ founder, Phife Dog to diabetes earlier this year, Q-Tip and Jarobi White, managed to fill a tremendous void (emphasis on “fill” because there’s no way in hell you could replace Phife) with the help of Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Anderson Paak, Busta Rhymes, Elton John and Jack White.

Check out their performance on SNL, We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service, and listen to how these rap legends not only preserved their sound/identity but expanded it…all the while in complete reverence for their late brother. read more about the creative process here.

Ps – and then watch this because Chappelle is hilarious.

CMA Awards Drama? Now I Have To Rant.

When the news leaked that Beyonce would be performing on the 50th CMA Awards with the Dixie Chicks, a lot of country fans and even industry people voiced objections to it — some fans on my Facebook page and others said they wouldn’t watch the show! That’s right, they would choose to ignore a three-and-a-half-hour celebration of our music’s history and current artists because of a five-minute segment they didn’t approve of. Crazy, right?

Beyonce (r) with Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks at the CMA Awards

Beyonce (r) with Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks at the CMA Awards

After the awards, there were a lot of negative comments about the performance. I heard about, but didn’t see, some racial comments that have no place in ANY forum and certainly don’t represent country music fans as a whole (so if you’re one who is feeding into THAT stereotype, knock it off). What I did see were complaints about the fact that, yet again, producers at ABC thought a bunch of hillbillies could never pull the ratings they wanted unless they brought some pop stars on the show. If you check my page, you’ll see I’ve complained about the same thing — especially when the country artists are largely put in the background of those “collaborations,” which they were the other night.

That said, I was there in the auditorium and can tell you that every single person in the room was on their feet for that performance. It was fun. It was a good song — I’d dare say it was as country a song as any other that was performed that night. I never had a problem with Beyonce herself (or the Dixie Chicks, whose lead singer has continued to spew disgusting comments about country fans and radio stations even 15 years after “the incident” and wonders why we haven’t all “just let it go” by now) performing on the show.

Then, on top of the negativity about the performance (or the race of the performer — y’all knock that crap off), I hear that Bey’s fans think Kenny Chesney dissed their girl by not smiling enough or dancing during the set. Seriously? So, the following comes from a press release that came out today:

…to be told the following afternoon that there was a buzz about him dissing Beyonce, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was astounded. With an interview with ABC completed, Chesney thought people who knew him at all would more than know if anything his serious expression was one of respect, a man knowing he was seeing a once-in-a-lifetime performance.

“I love Beyonce… I loved her Super Bowl performance, her sense of how to make the music hit really hard – and give it drama when she’s onstage,” Chesney responded. “The idea her fans were so quick to judge me, or know what I was thinking doesn’t feel like the woman I’ve always imagined Beyonce to be – and honestly, the people who love her music, either.

“As someone who believes in the message of Spread the Love, we try to find the best in people – and in this case, that meant really watching the musicianship on that stage, as well as a guest in our format who’d written an incredible song. I am amazed and saddened this is the response my respect for her art gets.”

“I believe music is great or not,” says Chesney. “It has nothing to do with genre, gender or color. Just did you bring it, and how great are your songs? To me, there’s no question about Beyonce – or my response to their performance.”

What the hell is going on???

If I had a choice, would I have wanted Beyonce to play the 50th CMA Awards? No, because that show was to celebrate the history of country music and that spot could have been used to spotlight a current artist or a legend, but not because Beyonce is black or the song wasn’t good. But she DID play and she did a great job, and y’all? That horn section was the BOMB.

Do me a favor: quit hating. Believe it or not, there is room for everyone in music and the walls are crumbling between any genres that have traditionally been established. You don’t have to like her performance or her music, but the hate is getting out of control in every aspect of public pop culture and it needs to quit. There’ is no room for hate in music! There’s no room for hate in LIFE. It’s too short.

What are your thoughts? Comment below or on Facebook or Twitter.

Kings Of Leon Are Now Faced With The Question, “How Do You Thank A Marching Band?”

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Oklahoma University celebrated their homecoming game with a spectacular halftime show that included an homage to the Followill clan.

Obviously a thank you is an order but how do you show your gratitude to a marching band who practiced making a crown for weeks?

Dedicate a song to them? Include them in a music video? Invite them over for thanksgiving?

Kevin Hart’s “Chocolate Droppa” Rap Battles Nick Jonas’ “Vanilla Wafer”. How They Kept A Straight Face At 2:05 Mark Is Beyond Me.

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“Chocolate Droppa and Vanilla Wafer” not only sounds like a DIY dessert on a mommy blog, it is also the makings of a tasty NSFW rap battle.

Check out the latest awkward bout.

“Cursive W” for the win.

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