Britney Spears Admits She’s ‘Very Nervous’ to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards 2016

She already has butterflies. Britney Spears admitted in a new interview that she still gets nervous at the MTV Video Music Awards despite her past iconic performances at the star-studded affair. The 34-year-old pop princess — who is set to perform at the MTV ceremony for the first time in nearly a decade on Sunday, … Continue reading "Britney Spears Admits She’s ‘Very Nervous’ to Perform at MTV Video Music Awards 2016"

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Jennifer Lopez Posts Cryptic Pic Amid Casper Smart Split Rumors: ‘Protect Yo Heart’

Subliminal messages? Jennifer Lopez posted a cryptic Instagram picture of herself standing in front of graffiti reading “protect yo heart” on Friday, August 26, amid rumors that she and beau Casper Smart have split. In the image, which she reposted from producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas’ account, Lopez, 47, wears loose slacks and a blazer with the … Continue reading "Jennifer Lopez Posts Cryptic Pic Amid Casper Smart Split Rumors: ‘Protect Yo Heart’"

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Pink Floyd’s psychedelic revolution will rock the V&A

Museum to celebrate career of pioneers who transformed live music with their dazzling light shows The Victoria & Albert Museum’s David Bowie exhibition in 2013 became the fastest to sell out in the museum’s history. Now curators are planning a celebration of another musical institution, Pink Floyd – in collaboration with surviving members of the … Continue reading "Pink Floyd’s psychedelic revolution will rock the V&A"

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Several hurt as railing collapses at Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa gig

Partition separating fans from stage at New Jersey performance gives way sending dozens falling on to concrete below Forty-two people were injured after a railing collapsed during an outdoor performance by rappers Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa in New Jersey on Friday night. A partition separating fans from the stage at the BB&T pavilion in … Continue reading "Several hurt as railing collapses at Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa gig"

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€10m fight to save James Baldwin’s Provençal home

The writer’s home was a regular haunt of African-American cultural giants In the Provençal town of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the picturesque stone house beneath the medieval ramparts is known as “la maison de Jimmy”. The official records office lists it as the ancienne maison Baldwin. Here in the hills behind the Côte d’Azur, the Harlem-born writer and … Continue reading "€10m fight to save James Baldwin’s Provençal home"

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So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen writes to muse just before her death

Cohen’s letter to Marianne Ihlen said ‘our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon’ Leonard Cohen penned a poignant final letter to his dying muse Marianne Ihlen, a longtime friend of hers revealed on Canadian radio. Ihlen, whom Cohen wrote about in So Long, Marianne and Bird on a … Continue reading "So long, Marianne: Leonard Cohen writes to muse just before her death"

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Dogg's dinner? Snoop and 'homegirl' Martha Stewart make dinner party TV

The rapper and the doyenne of domesticity will host new unscripted show for VH1, which will see the pair hosting dinners attended by celebrity guests In what’s surely one of the unlikeliest pairings to ever grace the small screen, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg have been brought together to co-present VH1’s new unscripted series, Martha … Continue reading "Dogg's dinner? Snoop and 'homegirl' Martha Stewart make dinner party TV"

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Fabric to close this weekend after drug-related deaths

London nightclub suspends operations amid investigation into recent deaths of two teenagers The London nightclub Fabric is to close this weekend after the drug-related deaths of two teenagers. The most recent incident took place on Saturday, when an 18-year-old male collapsed outside the venue at 8.20am and was pronounced dead shortly after. Another 18-year-old died … Continue reading "Fabric to close this weekend after drug-related deaths"

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Hip-hop artist Bow Wow to retire as he can't see himself rapping aged 30

Rapper, now 29-years-old started working aged 13, has made $20m and will turn his attention to acting and TV production US rapper Bow Wow has announced he is retiring from music, saying he just doesn’t see himself rapping as a 30-year-old. Bow Wow, 29, found fame at the age of 13 as Lil’ Bow Wow … Continue reading "Hip-hop artist Bow Wow to retire as he can't see himself rapping aged 30"

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Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017

Ramin Djawadi, composer of the score of the HBO hit, is leading an orchestra on an audiovisual tour of the US that promises to ‘bring the Seven Kingdoms to life’ A live Game of Thrones concert experience has been announced. The 28-day tour, featuring music from the HBO television series, has been described as a … Continue reading "Game of Thrones concert experience hits the road in 2017"

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The Weeknd gives $250,000 to Black Lives Matter

Abel Tesfaye joins list of stars – including Beyoncé, Jay Z and Drake – who are making their support for the movement a matter of record R&B star the Weeknd has donated $250,000 (£193,000) to the Black Lives Matter network. The Fader reported the donation, which was later confirmed by his representatives, according to other … Continue reading "The Weeknd gives $250,000 to Black Lives Matter"

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Paul McCartney and Ranulph Fiennes back Amazon tribe threatened by dams

Artists, poets, film directors and musicians call on Brazilian government and European companies to recognise the rights of the Munduruku people Some 48 musicians, poets, chefs, artists, film directors and other celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Mark Rylance have called on the Brazilian government and European companies to recognise the rights … Continue reading "Paul McCartney and Ranulph Fiennes back Amazon tribe threatened by dams"

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Ozzy Osbourne sued by Bob Daisley in unpaid royalties dispute

The bassist/songwriter alleges Osbourne’s Blizzard Music ‘short-changed’ him in connection with hit song Crazy Train – a claim the company denies Ozzy Osbourne’s former bassist Bob Daisley has sued the musician and his company Blizzard Music Limited for unpaid royalties. The musician has accused Osbourne of withholding over $2m in unpaid royalties from the song … Continue reading "Ozzy Osbourne sued by Bob Daisley in unpaid royalties dispute"

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Ed Sheeran sued for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye classic Let's Get It On

Sheeran’s Grammy-winning hit Thinking Out Loud copied the ‘heart’ of Gaye song, says its co-writer Ed Townsend as he sues British artist in New York Ed Sheeran has been accused of copying elements of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On for his hit single Thinking Out Loud. The track, which became the first to spend … Continue reading "Ed Sheeran sued for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye classic Let's Get It On"

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