Posts tagged "Michael Jackson"

The Wanted’s Max George & Lindsay Lohan Take Their (Rumored) Relationship To Instagram: Morning Mix

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:: Lindsay Lohan and Max George of The Wanted took their relationship to the next level (a.k.a. Instagram) on Monday (January 21). There’s a bed in that pic! Things seem to be heating up. [Just Jared]

:: Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z has made a historic mark on Billboard‘s pop songs chart. The song debuted at No. 14, with the highest first-week plays in the chart’s 20-year history and the highest debut for a song by a male artist. [Billboard]

:: Move over, Lana Del ReyBeyonce is teaming up with H&M for a clothing line. Only, we’re not supposed to know yet. [Pink is the New Blog]

:: Rabid Michael Jackson fans trolled a biography being sold on Amazon called Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson because it had a few scandalous things to say about the King of Pop. The organized effort led to over 100 anonymous one-star reviews of the book, and even tricked Amazon into momentarily pulling the book for being “defective.” [Spin]

:: Avril Lavigne fans, for once we have non-Chavril-related news. The singer tweeted: “New music ready very soon. Thanks for being so supportive and patient.” [Entertainmentwise]

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The Wanted’s Max George Is Dating Lindsay Lohan & It’s Serious: Morning Mix

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:: Max George of The Wanted is dating Lindsay Lohan, and it’s so serious that George brought his parents face-to-face with Hollywood’s Tasmanian Devil to meet her. Lindsay took a break from partying in London to spend a day with the George family in Manchester, and apparently things went swimmingly. Surely the start of a long, loving relationship. [TMZ]

:: Two British men in their twenties who pleaded guilty in September to hacking Sony’s servers and downloading 8,000 files — including unreleased Michael Jackson recordings — were sentenced to 100 hours of community service. So remember, kids: with a little can-do attitude, you can steal MJ music and pad your college application with volunteer hours. [Spin]

:: A new study found that Coldplay is the safest music to listen to while driving. OK well not specifically Coldplay, but music (such as theirs) that floats in the 60-80 BPM range, which mimics the average human heart rate. Faster music could potentially ramp up your heartbeat and make you jittery and, thus, more prone to crash. [Complex]

:: Robyn‘s “Dancing On My Own” received a sales boost after (a remixed version) played both times Girls creator Lena Dunham strolled up to the Golden Globes stage to receive her awards. According to the label, the song’s daily sales tripled on Sunday (January 13). [Billboard]

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Austin Brown’s “Highway To The Sky”: Idolator Premiere

Austin Brown may be a new name to you, but chances are you’re more familiar with him than you realize. The R&B singer had a hand in JoJo‘s excellent Agápē mixtape and he’s the son of Rebbie Jackson, so yes, that means he’s the nephew of Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. But we can promise you, this post has nothing to do with nepotism; dude’s music speaks for itself.

Ahead of the release of Brown’s Highway 85 mixtape (available for free at his website on December 24), we’re happy to premiere standout track “Highway To The Sky,” which finds Austin putting that incredible musical bloodline to good use. Vocally, you can hear hints of his legendary relatives, mixed in with the swagger of Justin Timberlake and the crate-digging sensibilities of Bruno Mars. The classic sounds here have a modern vitality, and it all comes together as a breezy blast of neo-soul. Check it out below and grab a free download. More »

One Direction Reveal Which Artist’s Songs They Sing In The Shower: Watch

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Here’s the meat and potatoes of this video, folks: While answering fan questions on a panel, One Direction talk about the songs they sing in the shower. Then the moderator of the panel says “Alright, everyone, I want you to close your eyes — and picture them in the shower.”

In case there was any question about 1D’s appeal. There it is! Just putting it all out there. That was a grown man advising an amassed crowd of underage girls to picture a bunch of teenage boys naked. We can all go home now. Our work here is done. More »

Alicia Keys Wants To Shave Her Head: Morning Mix

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:: Alicia Keys debuted her sleek, short haircut this summer in advance of Girl On Fire, and we loved it. But now the singer says she wants to go even shorter. When asked if she would ever go the Sinead O’Connor route and buzz it, she replied, “I’m thinking about something like that. I’m telling you. I’m going there. I’m doing it.” This is all Miley Cyrus‘s fault. [Billboard]

:: Is a new Britney Spears live DVD on the way? According to some random Dutch website, yes! Britney Live in Miami is set for a January release, according to said website. Hey, when it comes to live Britney, bitch, we’re fine with grasping at straws. [ONTD]

:: Rick Ross has officially denied that the remainder of his tour was canceled due to death threats from Gangster Disciples. In other news, the Maybach Music Group bawse also tweeted that MMG has merged with Atlantic Records (where his recent sparring partner Young Jeezy is an executive). [Complex]

:: Usher went skydiving in Dubai, and posted many, many pictures of it on Instagram to prove it. [Pop Dust]

:: Ciara‘s VH1 Divas performance will include a Michael Jackson cover. She’s expected to work an MJ song into the beginning of her set before transitioning into “Got Me Good.” [VH1]

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Lady Gaga Buys 55 Pieces At Michael Jackson Auction

Lady Gaga dropped cake like Lady Gaga (a.k.a. hundreds of thousands of dollars) at a Michael Jackson stage costume auction over the weekend. The singer bought 55 pieces at the auction, and tweeted Sunday (December 2) that she will ensure the items are “archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide.” The event raised over $5 million, and consisted of pieces from MJ’s costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, including a pair of the King of Pop’s crystal-encrusted gloves and a jacket from the Bad tour.

[via Rolling Stone]

‘Michael Jackson: Bad25′: Watch The Spike Lee Documentary

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Behind the Scenes of 'Bad'
During the making of 1987′s Bad, Michael Jackson wrote “100,000,000″ in red Sharpie on every mirror that he used — as in, number of copies he hoped to sell. Jackson wanted to outdo his success with Thriller, and as Spike Lee‘s new documentary reveals, he turned to a wide range of sources, both old (Frank Sinatra) and new (Public Enemy, KRS One), for inspiration.

After making its television debut last night (November 22) on ABC, a pared-down version of Michael Jackson: Bad25 is available to watch online. The Roots‘ drummer Questlove has already complained of crucial information being left out of this edited version, but what’s left is still worth watching. Check out Bad25 above, which features an early interview with “Bad” music video co-star Wesley Snipes, a breakdown of the dancers that most inspired Jackson and a crucial question posed with the help of Justin Bieber: Who is Annie?
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Phillip Phillips Covers “Wonderwall” And “Thriller” With Kids For Hurricane Sandy Relief

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Well, it doesn’t get much more precious than this. We’d be pretty into American Idol‘s Phillip Phillips performing Oasis and Michael Jackson covers even if he wasn’t accompanied by a bunch of kids from Staten Island’s PS22, and even if it wasn’t to benefit the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims. But since it was, all the better. Catch two of Phillip’s own tracks, “Man on the Moon” and “Gone, Gone, Gone,” along with “Thriller” after the jump. More »

Michael Jackson’s ‘BAD25′ Trailer: Watch

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Turkey Day Just Got Badder
The Spike Lee-directed Michael Jackson documentary Bad25, which celebrates the legacy of MJ’s seminal album Bad, is seeing a limited theatrical release in New York and L.A. beginning Friday (October 19). But if you’re not on either of the coasts, you’ll have to wait to see it on Thanksgiving night (November 22) when it airs on ABC. Thankfully, the network has released a 60-second trailer for the film, and the clip touts the unseen footage on the set of the “Bad” video, unreleased MJ interviews and celebrities discussing the album’s impact. Check it out up top.

Is That A Photo Of Justin Bieber’s Lil Bieber? Probably Not: Morning Mix

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:: After Justin Bieber let everyone know that his laptop containing “personal footage” had been stolen, everyone immediately assumed “personal footage” was code for a sex tape or nude pics. So would you believe a photo emerged of a man holding his junk, and that man had a hip tattoo similar to Bieber’s? Well, TMZ says it ain’t Bieber in the explicit photo. [TMZ]

:: At a show in Los Angeles, after news that one member of Pussy Riot had been freed, Madonna reiterated her support for the female punk collective. She told the audience, “May I remind you that two members of Pussy Riot are still in jail.” [WENN]

:: The Michael Jackson documentary BAD25 will screen in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The Spike Lee joint — which looks at the making and impact of MJ’s Bad on its 25th anniversary — will see a limited one-week theatrical run in the cities beginning October 19. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Taylor Swift inked a three-year spokesmodel deal with her favorite shoemaker for Red Keds. The shoes come out October 22 (the same day as her album), and you’ll never guess what color they come in! [Houston Chronicle]

:: Just when you thought there were no B-listers left to “find love” on camera, in swoops Game and VH1 (as always) for Marrying The Game. And yes, it follows the hardscrabble rapper and his fiancee Tiffney Cambridge as they…seriously how many times can this series get made? If you’re interested, it premieres on November 19. [Variety]

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