Bobbi Kristina in Bleak Condition, Bobby Brown at Her Side

UPDATE: Bobby Brown has released a statement to Us Weekly about his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who remains hospitalized in Atlanta. “Privacy is requested in this matter,” he said. “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time.”

Brown’s attorney, Christopher Brown, adds, “The report that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to the hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, is accurate. No additional information will be forthcoming.” Continue reading

Justin Bieber: ‘I’m Not Who I Was Pretending to Be’

It seems as Justin Bieber has turned over a new leaf and is shaking his bad boy image. The singer has apologized for his recent patterns of reckless behavior in an online video.

In the clip posted to his Facebook page, the “Boyfriend” singer explains that his headline-making actions were all a result of his youth and the hardships that come with growing up in the spotlight. He even goes as far as to say that the image he was publicly portraying was not a representation of who who he really is. Continue reading

Father of reality TV star Heidi Montag arrested for sexual assault

The father of reality television star Heidi Montag was arrested Thursday by Aspen police on charges of aggravated incest, sexual assault on a child and sexual assault of a child by one in a position of trust.

William Montag, 67, of Glenwood Springs, was wanted on a statewide warrant from Arapahoe County. Aspen police said he was arrested at the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, where he works. Continue reading

Suge Knight Runs Over, Kills Man Following Argument

A lawyer for Marion “Suge” Knight says the Death Row Records founder was at the wheel of a car that struck two men, killing one, in a Los Angeles suburb.

The accident in Compton occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday.

James Blatt tells KABC-TV ( ) that Knight says he was attacked by two people and tried to escape in the car.

Report: Suge Knight Runs Over, Kills Man Following Argument

Blatt says Knight struck and killed a friend named Terry and slightly injured Cle Sloan, an actor who appeared in the movie “Training Day.” He did not give the friend’s last name.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says two men were taken to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead and the other’s condition is unknown.

Another Knight lawyer, Joseph Low, declined to say whether Knight was involved in the accident but said he will cooperate with investigators. first reported that Knight was involved.

Sundance: Margot Robbie Shows Off Her Range in ‘Z for Zachariah’

Margot Robbie burned a hole in our memories last winter when she went toe-to-toe and skin-to-skin with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street. Though she was a veteran actress in her native Australia, the scene-stealing role as the disgraced financial kingpin’s vixen second wife served as the 24-year-old Robbie’s introduction to most American moviegoers — which means they’re bound to be quite surprised when they see her in the new Sundance drama, Z for Zachariah.

A post-apocalyptic tale directed by Craig Zobel (Compliance), the film allows Robbie to entirely subvert the incredible first impression she made last year. Here, she plays Ann, a sweet farm girl who is to an Appalachian mountain town what Robert Neville is to Manhattan in I Am Legend. We’re never told exactly what catastrophic event wiped out the vast majority of the world’s population (radioactive water and Hazmat suits hint at nuclear meltdown), but Ann tries not to dwell on the destruction, instead working to keep her small farm functioning without electricity or gasoline.

The daughter of a preacher, Ann leans on her faith, frequently visiting the small one-room chapel where her late father once preached and playing songs on the organ. She feels blessed, because the valley in which she lives was spared most of the damage of whatever nuclear catastrophe went down, and Robbie sells Ann’s optimism without veering into religious fanatic territory.

Her world opens up a bit when another survivor, a scientist named Loomis played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), stumbles upon the road leading up to Ann’s house. She takes him in and, though their world views clash — at one point, he tries to figure a scientific reason for the valley’s survival — they soon become close; when you only have one option for companionship, you can let a lot of differences slide.

The little moments of sexual possibility between them are as far from Wolf of Wall Street territory as possible; though it goes unsaid, we’re to assume that Ann is a virgin, and the uncertainty with which she undresses does nothing to dissuade us from that notion, even when she is the first one to make a move in the few, awkward romantic encounters. Eventually, a coal miner named Caleb played by Chris Pine, shows up as well, and here we have the beginning of a post-apocalyptic love triangle. A religious man himself, he’s a much better fit for Ann, and Pine’s chemistry with Robbie is undeniable, but even then, her tentativeness is the most noteworthy part of their physical exchanges.

There is more depth to Ann than we first are led to believe; when Caleb and Loomis compare the horrors that they’ve seen, Ann remains silent, but later shares some of her own tragedies. She has a quiet strength about her, which is slowly revealed to the audience in organic ways, and we see her grow as she realizes that the fate of the planet rests on her choices of men and ability to begin the very slow process of regenerating the human race.

It’s easy for actresses to get pigeonholed in roles, especially when they’re such ready-made ingenues like Robbie. In the next few years, she will certainly play her fair share of high profile femme fatales and more conventional heroines, including a con artist opposite Will Smith in the hustler caper Focus, the cunning Harley Quinn in DC’s Suicide Squad, and Jane Porter in the Tarzan reboot. But if there are any questions about Robbie’s range, she just needs to send a casting director a copy of Z for Zachariah, where she was more sheep than Wolf.

Deal Makers Conference Hits the Midwest

The Deal Makers Conference received an amazing turnout this past weekend with a full house of music enthusiasts, fans, and future entrepreneurs! Attendees arrived bright-eyed and early seeking advice and insight on the panelists views to the keys to success from music industry’s leading music executives. Local artists were given the rare opportunity to enter to be one of the select few to showcase their music in front of this top tier panel.

“This is the perfect opportunity for unsigned artists and producers to be heard and discovered by premiere industry and major label executives” says Quincy”Big Heff” Taylor, Def Jam Records Representative.

The Ravenel Agency, a New York-based talent, branding and lifestyle company, presented the second DMC in Ohio. The conference included a panel workshop and performances that offered the opportunities for artists to meet the Dealmakers of the music industry in an intimate setting.

Karen Civil says “The dealmakers event is such a great way to help bring talent who are seeking guidance get the answers they need in their musical careers. Also giving them a chance to showcase their talents to industry elite that can help take them to the next level”.

Conference leaders include Lenny Santiago(VP of Roc Nation), Eric Parler (Sr. VP of Music Development, Def Jam), Young Sav (Maybach Music) and Steve Carless (President, CTE/Atlantic Records), media heavyweights Vanessa Satten (Editor in Chief, XXL Magazine), Karen Civil, Reggie Hawkins (SiriusXM) plus TV Executive, Publicist More Media LLC CEO Alvina Alston, Cleveland’s own Dj Steph floss, Dj K Nyce, Ryan Wolf and many more. The Showcase was hosted by Rose D (Thisis50) and its Bizkit.

.“It was important for me to bring “The Deal Makers Conference” to the Midwest after discovering the wealth of undiscovered talent here. I wanted to expose Cleveland, OH to the real deal makers of the business. My aim was for attendees is to not only learn from seasoned professionals but to gain insight on the do’s and don’ts of the business. Participants also were afforded the opportunity to get a record deal on the spot; all of which has happened at the DMC to my delight “says Amber Ravenel, Founder/CEO of The Ravenel Agency.

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13 Year Old Arrested For Allegedly Stabbing Another Student To Death In East LA!

A possible gang member, just 13-years-old, was arrested Saturday for stabbing a 14-year-old high school student to death outside Griffith Middle School in East Los Angeles. At approximately 1:30 a.m., investigators arrested the teenager at his home in Los Angeles. He was taken to the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station and booked for suspicion of murder, said Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.
The alleged murderer’s name was not released. The victim’s name has not been released by the coroner, but family members have told reporters he was Steven Cruz, a student at nearby Garfield High School

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’

In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith’s Grammy-nominated breakout hit, “Stay with Me,” both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne’s names have been added to the song’s writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith, Petty and Lynne now share credit with two others due to the similarities between “Stay with Me” and Petty and Lynne’s 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.”

Nominated for the 2015 Grammys in both the Song of the Year and the Record of the Year categories, “Stay with Me” has a grand, sing-along chorus that has echoed throughout the world. And, apparently by coincidence, it happens to follow the same chord progression as “I Won’t Back Down.” In a statement, Smith’s representative confirmed the news.

“Recently the publishers for the song ‘I Won’t Back Down,’ written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, contacted the publishers for ‘Stay With Me,’ written by Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips, about similarities heard in the melodies of the choruses of the two compositions. Not previously familiar with the 1989 Petty/Lynne song, the writers of ‘Stay With Me’ listened to ‘I Won’t Back Down’ and acknowledged the similarity.”

Calling the musical resemblance “a complete coincidence,” the rep added that the parties “came to an immediate and amicable agreement in which Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne are now credited as co-writers of ‘Stay With Me’ along with Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips.”

It’s a similarity that’s hard to ignore, especially for those listeners who, unlike the 22-year-old Smith, were alive when Petty’s once omnipresent hit “I Won’t Back Down” and his Lynne-produced solo album “Full Moon Fever” were issued back in 1989.

In the months since Smith’s song was released in April 2014, not only has that melody been ubiquitous, but it’s unwittingly prompted a rise in “I Won’t Back Down” earworm viruses. Which is to say, when “Stay with Me” comes on, inevitably some of us make an unconscious connection and start singing the Petty song. (Attempts to reach Petty’s management for comment were unsuccessful.)

One important question in advance of the Grammy Awards, which will occur next Sunday on Feb. 8: Were “Stay with Me” to win song of the year, would Petty and Lynne get to receive the award on stage alongside Smith, Napier and Phillips?

Alas, no. In a statement, Bill Freimuth, the Recording Academy’s senior vice president for awards, said: “Since Lynne and Petty didn’t do any new writing for this work, we are considering their original work to have been interpolated by Napier, Phillips and Smith for ‘Stay With Me.’ Lynne and Petty will not be considered nominees nor will they be considered Grammy recipients, should the song win. Rather, they would be given certificates to honor their participation in the work, just as any other writers of sampled or interpolated work.”

Still, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich might consider arranging a mash-up performance of both songs during the ceremony. Petty’s fantastic album “Hypnotic Eye” is nominated for best rock album, after all. Given the Grammys’ long-held fondness for high-profile musical pairings, why not have fun with the coincidence?

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Rihanna and Kanye West and Paul McCartney Team Up for New Song

The single titled, FourFiveSeconds is available now on Itunes


The moment is finally here…Rihanna has new music!

In a surprise announcement Saturday afternoon, the “Umbrella” and “Diamonds” singer released a brand-new song featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. You can listen foryourself here.

Titled “Four Five Seconds,” the stripped-down track features the Beatles legend on guitar and West’s impressive rapping skills.

“Now I’m four, five seconds from wildin’/And we got three more days ’til Friday,” RiRi sings in the catchy tune available on iTunes now. “I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin’/I swear I wish somebody would tell me/ Ooh thats all I want.”

The surprise collaboration comes one month after the Barbados beauty accidently revealed that West is planning a North American tour for later this year.


While tweeting a link to her Diamond Ball auction, RiRi forgot that one of the lavish items up for bid was a “Kanye West Tour Experience.” Oops!

Something far more secretive, however, has been the 26-year-old’s upcoming album. Her last disc, Unapologetic, was released back in November of 2012 leaving fans far too many months without new music.

But during a recent interview with E! News, Rihanna assured followers that the anticipation would be worth it.

“Tell them they’ll have to wait,” she teased to Rihanna Navy. “I’m in the studio right now with a killer team and I’m excited about what we’re doing.”

Keep the new music coming! We love what we’re hearing so far!