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Quick News Update

  • Tabloid, The National Enquirer previously staged Whitney Houston’s final moments in a photoshoot, but have gone even lower, by having snapped and published an open-casket image of  Houston, from her home going service held in New Jersey earlier in the week; how disrespectful.
  • Adele has sold around 7 million copies of 21 in the U.S. alone, reaching worldwide sales of 17 million. With eight Grammy’s under her belt, Adele has conquered and is close to reaching Diamond sales status, a feat previously marked by Usher’s Confessions in 2003. Appropriately, the album hits its 21st week atop on its release anniversary.
  • Katy Perry scores her seventh #1 with ‘Part Of Me’, which also happens to mark the 20th #1 debut in Billboard chart history, since Lady GaGa last February, with ‘Born This Way’. The respective accompanying music video will sport a military theme. If you ever wondered how she would look like a male, the video will provide a proper answer. This number one won’t count as a single from Teenage Dream but from Confection instead; consequently Katy remains tied with Michael Jackson for most #1’s off one album.
  • Country songstress Miranda Lambert doesn’t approve of the new Rihanna/Chris Brown collaborations, and has addressed the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend hit ‘Gunpowder And Lead’ to Brown, flashing a sign reading ‘Take Note Chris Brown’ during one of her recent performances. Lambert has directly stated, ‘He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place‘. The aforementioned recounts the story of an angered ex, who shoots her boyfriend; woman got a point.
  • Chris Brown still tweets profanities and homophobic statements, and recently engaged in a twit-altercation with wrestler MC Punk, who tweeted, ‘I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment‘. To what Brown replied, ‘Positivity regardless of how u feel! @CMpunk contact my assistant and I’ll have em send u an autographed pic for my biggest FAN!!!‘. Brown is such a douche.
  • ‘Dark Side’ is being considered to be Kelly Clarkson’s follow-up single to chart topper ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)’, which generated wide interest and a sale surge, post her flawless rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl. Stronger, the album, has been a steady but consistent seller, with a rare batch of sleeper hits. ‘Mr. Know It All’ got off to a slow start, and its title track was no different, but both proved to be slow burners and eventually, major radio hits; hopefully ‘Dark Side’ has the same fate.
  • R&B singer Robin Thicke, paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, in a cover of the 1995 hit, ‘Exhale (Shoop Shoop)’, featuring stripped vocals and a piano. Thicke may have had issues with the police just recently, but that didn’t stop him from honoring ‘Nippy’, and tweeting, ‘This is my tribute to the great Whitney Houston. Sending my prayers to her family‘.
  • Party Rock duo LMFAO have released ‘Sorry For Party Rocking’ as a single, and premiere music video, which you can watch HERE. LMFAO made chart splash last summer with ‘Party Rock Anthem’, overshadowed their own ensuing single, and broke the top of the charts again with the glitzy speedo-themed ‘Sexy And I Know It’. Hopefully the duo is up for another winner.
  • Adam Lambert’s Tresspassing, originally due March 20th, has been pushed back. Lambert has stated he is making the album ‘even better’, and making room for four new songs. With the minimal success ‘Better Than I Know Myself’ witnessed, releasing an album based on those grounds alone wouldn’t have been a smart move. New release date to be announced. In other Lambert news, he will be joining legendary band Queen, for the Sonisphere Festival.
  • The Glee cast will not be touring this summer. Possibly in response to the underwhelming reception they got with the Glee Live show screened in 3-D (considering the magnitude the Ryan Murphy-created show has acquired). With the current season plummeting down in sloppy story-lines, and constantly unnecessary catering to past musical references, plus Smash getting wide attention, the future of the show is yet to be determined.

C.Perez

For those who cared and got their copy of Talk That Talk, Rihanna’s sixth studio album, or at least bothered to download, know the amazing unfinished addition of ‘Birthday Cake’, credited as a mere interlude.

The all-too-short track was a highlight from the very beginning, fans ranted in their network sites and even tweeted producer The-Dream, requesting the song to be made full length.

After serious consideration, the complete version of ‘Cake’ was slated to be made available on Rihanna’s site and digital retailers between Feb. 16th and Feb. 20th (the singer’s actual birthday), and a male feature was confirmed. Around this time, rumors emerged appointing Chris Brown as the alleged feature, who physically assaulted Rihanna three years ago on the eve of the Grammy Awards; he was issued a restriction order, and she became a spokesperson against domestic abuse.

All the rumors turned out to be TRUE, Brown features on ‘Cake’, and as if it weren’t enough, Rihanna also features in the official Remix of Brown’s current single ‘Turn Up The Music’.

‘Birthday Cake’ is indeed amazing, but Brown’s verses taint it to the point one can’t avoid but associate his lyrics to knocking her down again. While she drops a couple I miss you’s and a ‘I love you baby’ in her respective verse for ‘Turn Up The Music’. If they are getting back together or not, publicity stunt or mere act of forgiveness, this is not looking good for her.

As good as the song alone may be (minus Brown), it is going too far. Roughly two years ago before Rated R kicked off, Rihanna fought tears to Diane Sawyer, in a tell-all interview claiming,

When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that. I couldn’t be held responsible for telling them to go back. Even if Chris never hit me again, who’s to say their boyfriend won’t kill these girls. These are young girls and … I just didn’t realize how much of an impact I had on these girls live until that happened. It was a wake-up call for me – big time.

And now this happens; one of the biggest hypocritical acts in the industry yet. If Rihanna wanted to prove how bad she is, she has done it, but she has also proven the idiot she is as well. What she is delivering is not only an ode to cunnilingus ‘hidden’ in not so subtle cake references, but is also putting on a billboard that going back to an abuser and putting your life at risk is okay, acceptable and totally normal. Whether she likes it or not, she became a poster-girl for the matter, and a model for young girls out there who went through the same.

Brown hasn’t shown signs of change, instead he has been bashing ‘haters’ in his Twitter account, making offensive remarks, and bidding his Grammy as the ‘ultimate fuck off’.

Either Rihanna wasn’t beaten enough, or needs to go over her post-assault shots, and re-watch her  20/20 interview; or hell, maybe the lyrics to ‘S&M’ couldn’t make any more sense than they do now,

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but chains and whips excite me’.

Welcome the new Tina & Ike Turner.

C.Perez

Take a look at how ‘well-received’ Rihanna’s latest (which isn’t even in her actual album to begin with) has been; click to enlarge.