Prince’s Remains Cremated, Private ‘Beautiful’ Ceremony Held

Prince’s remains have been cremated, and a small group of family and friends held a private ceremony to honor the music legend, his publicist said Saturday.

Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that Prince’s remains had been cremated without specifying when. His body was released to his family Friday afternoon after a Minnesota medical examiner performed an autopsy.

“A few hours ago, Prince was celebrated by a small group of his most beloved: family, friends and his musicians, in a private, beautiful ceremony to say a loving goodbye,” Noel-Schure said in the statement.

The “final storage” of Prince’s remains would remain private, but an announcement about a “musical celebration” is forthcoming, the statement said. Continue reading

Janet Jackson cancels European tour dates

Janet Jackson will not be heading to Europe as part of her Unbreakable world tour.

According to an e-mail from Ticketmaster to ticket-holding fans, all purchases regarding the singer’s already postponed U.K. and European tour will be refunded.

“It’s not possible to confirm new date at the present time,” the e-mail, obtained by Spin, explained. The tour dates, which included concerts in Germany, France, Denmark and Belgium, have been removed from her website and Ticketmaster.

Jackson has not released a statement regarding the canceled dates as of Wednesday morning.

Last year, the “No Sleeep” singer postponed her North America leg of the tour to undergo surgery. “It breaks my heart to tell you that I am forced to postpone the Unbreakable Tour until the spring,” she said at the time. “Every date will be rescheduled. Please hold on to your tickets. They will be honored in a special way when the new schedule is announced.”

She is set to perform at the Dubai World Cup in late March.

Joey Feek dies after long cancer battle

Joey Marie Feek was ready — she was peaceful and accepting, believing that it wasn’tGod’s will for her to be healed from the stage 4 cervical cancer she’d fought off and on for nearly two years.

Feek, 40, lost her battle with cancer at 2:30 p.m. CT Friday afternoon.

“I’ve prayed and prayed and prayed I’d discover I was healed,” Feek said in November. “But I realized I was healed in a different way. I was healed in my relationship with Christ, because it just drew me closer.”

“Children are never ours,” Feek’s mother, June Martin, said tearfully during her daughter’s illness. She also lost her son, Justin, in a car accident in 1994. “God just lends them to us for a while. I believe that. Don’t be angry. It’s easy to be. I have been a couple of times. It’s his call. He is in charge. We’re all given a day to die. None of us are going to live forever.”

Country music fans first met Feek in 2008 — she and husband Rory comprised Grammy-nominated duo Joey+Rory, which placed third on the inaugural season of CMT’s reality talent search Can You Duet. Their debut single, “Cheater, Cheater,” climbed to No. 30 on Billboard’s country radio airplay charts, and they were named spokespeople for Overstock.com.

They released seven albums, including Hymns That Are Important To Us which topped Billboard’s Country Albums sales chart in February. The couple also hosted the popularThe Joey+Rory Show on RFD-TV. And many mornings, she made the quick drive from their Pottsville, Tenn., farmhouse to Marcy Jo’s Mealhouse, the restaurant near Columbia that she operated with her sister-in-law, Marcy Gary.

But it was through her illness that she garnered worldwide interest. Rory Feek shared stories on his blog, www.thislifeilive.com, of her faith and integrity in the face of death. Her story went viral and millions read of the singer’s unwavering dedication to God, her daughter and her family.

“I’m a middle-aged woman living up north on Long Island, NY and cannot be called a country music fan,” wrote Michele Citrin. “I’ve only gotten to know Joey and Rory thru the stories … online. I cannot tell you how much their lives and their journey has touched me these recent weeks. I’ve prayed and asked the patron saint of my local Catholic Church to give Joey and her family strength.”

Before she died, Feek said God decided for her that “my job of singing for people down here is my legacy, and he needs me singing up there.”

Token: Sh*ts on Beats and Back in the Day Would Sh*t His Pants

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Well if you haven’t heard of Boston area MC, Token, then you probably haven’t heard his song or the best part, that he use to get wasted in high school and poop his pants. It seems this was something that would happen about weekly, usually on the weekends when Token aka Ben Goldberg, would get what some people call, “white girl wasted.”

Token is only 17, and it appears that this happened last year so granted he was only 16 so barely out of his pull-ups for real though.

It seems that an ex-girlfriend or maybe just a jealous old late night creep buddy has all the evidence which includes pictures and videos. Now we aren’t TMZ so why in the F would we buy these pictures? Well we actually might, but the former “clean up lady” for Token never contacted us back!

Now we grabbed up Token’s bio from his website, and we hope that you guys can go peep him because he does actually have some nice bars. He sounds like he grew up listening to way too much Eminem and Mac Miller, but hey what else is a white boy from Boston going to listen to, Kid Rock? Well maybe, but we don’t think this Pamper and Beer MC was listening to any Kid Rock!

“Ben Goldberg, known by his stage name Token, grew up north of Boston, MA. At a young age Ben was introduced to hip-hop and by the age of 6, began writing down his thoughts and emotions from events in his life and expressing himself through poetry. At the age of 10, Ben began putting melody to these lyrics and recording these poems as raps. What had started out as an outlet of expression soon became his passion. Rather than hanging out with friends as most kids his age were doing, Ben stayed at home continuously perfecting his craft and developing his artistry under his now known stage name “Token”.

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The Weeknd Is Being Sued Over ‘The Hills’ Sample

The Weeknd is reportedly being sued over unauthorized use of a sample in his chart-topping hit “The Hills.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a company called Cutting Edge Music Limited has brought a lawsuit against The Weeknd (as well as his producers, Universal, Warner Chappell and Sony/ATV, among others), claiming he illegally sampled music from the obscure 2013 movie The Machine to use for his hit “The Hills.”
Court papers that were filed earlier today (December 9) state that the lawsuit’s main bit of evidence comes from an alleged direct message (or DM) The Weeknd (whose real name is Abel Tesfaye) reportedly sent to Tom Raybould — who created the score for The Machine — via Twitter.
The complaint reads, “On or about March 9, 2015, Defendant MANO sent Raybould a Twitter direct message stating ‘I sampled your music might make it 2 the weeknd next album. Huge fan of what u did 4 the machine movie!’”
The complaint further breaks down the supposed similarities between The Weeknd’s track and the score, saying, “Both the Infringing Song and the Track featuring synthesizer bass-lines performed with almost identical idiosyncratic sounds at the same register and using the same pitch sequence, melodic phase structure and rhythmic durations.”
The plaintiff is suing the Weeknd specifically for “copyright infringement as well as unjust enrichment and is demanding damages as well as a permanent injunction.”
The Weeknd has yet to comment on the lawsuit.