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Stars Light Up 3rd Night of DNC

Angela Bassett, Sigourney Weaver, Lenny Kravitz, most of Broadway, among those who turn out

(Newser) - Angela Bassett and Sigourney Weaver, Empire producer Lee Daniels, and rocker Lenny Kravitz are providing the celebrity power Wednesday on Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention. Weaver introduced a climate-change film by director James Cameron, "Not Reality TV," featuring Jack Black, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, and the... More »

Will.i.am Debuting New Song on Mars

Curiosity broadcasting live to red planet

(Newser) - The biggest musical event in Martian history is set to take place today when rapper Will.i.am premieres his new song on the red planet. "Reach For The Stars," described as a composition about the Black Eyed Peas co-founder's "passion for science, technology, and space... More »

Your Super Bowl Entertainment: Black Eyed Peas

will.i.am honored to be chosen over, say, Cheap Trick

(Newser) - The Black Eyed Peas will be the first non-classic rock act to rock the Super Bowl halftime stage since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson's 2004 nipple slip performance. "They could have picked anybody," will.i.am tells Rolling Stone . "They could rock a million and get Cheap... More »

Will.i.am Defends MTV Blackface Performance

'It's not a racial thing,' he tweets

(Newser) - Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am blasted critics who skewered his blackface performance before the MTV Music Video Awards presentation. "It shouldn't be looked at as racial," he tweeted, explaining that he painted his face black "as expression and to emphasize my outfit." To those... More »

Top 10 Celeb Twitter Feuds

Some, like Perez Hilton, are always good for a cyber-scuffle

(Newser) - It’s hard to believe that until recently, we were forced to get our news of celebrity stupidity secondhand: Thanks to Twitter’s booming popularity, now it comes straight from the horse’s mouth. The Frisky selects the top 10 celebrity Twitter feuds of 2009:
  • Ashton Kutcher vs. CNN: When
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The Decade's Most Embarrassing Music

We liked this stuff? Really?

(Newser) - Every decade has some music we would rather not talk about. You know, the "Achy Breaky Hearts", the "Ice Ice Babies", the "Mmm Bops"—songs that make us look back and ask, “What were we thinking?” The worst of the worst for the 2000s, courtesy... More »

Beyoncé Leads Grammy Pack

She nabs 10 nominations, Swift gets 8

(Newser) - Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga will compete to become queen of the 52nd Grammy Awards. The three women were the only artists to score nominations across the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year categories, meaning one of them may be able to... More »

Perez Puncher Apologizes; Charges Dropped

Black Eyed Peas manager writes letter, accepts conditions

(Newser) - The Black Eyed Peas manager who slugged Perez Hilton had assault charges dropped in court today after he wrote a (qualified) letter of apology. Juan Molina also agreed to steer clear of Hilton and donate $500 to a women's shelter. He punched Hilton in June after the gossip blogger got... More »

King of Pop Still Reigns on Charts

Album sales up 90% from first week

(Newser) - Michael Jackson is still dominating the Billboard charts, with his solo albums selling 800,000 copies in the first full week after his death and 2.2 million songs downloaded. His Number Ones collection is the top-selling album in the US as well as No. 1 on Billboard’s Top... More »

Will.i.am Reveals Jacko's Last Album: Dance Music

Singer kept demos extremely private

(Newser) - Michael Jackson plotted his comeback album with Will.i.am, and the Black Eyed Peas frontman now tells the Mirror it was going to be “something Michael has never done before—a dance music album.” The King of Pop kept the demos “under lock and key,”... More »

Perez Claimed Jackson 'Faked' Death Collapse

(Newser) - Perez Hilton screwed up again yesterday when the gossip blogger claimed Michael Jackson's trip to the hospital was a "stunt" like when he collapsed getting ready for his 1995 HBO special. "We are dubious!" Hilton breathlessly posted. He later yanked the post, reports Gawker, who saved it... More »

Perez Sorry for Gay 'F Word'

(Newser) - Celeb blogger Perez Hilton has apologized for using the "F word" gay slur in his dust-up with the Black Eyed Peas. Band manager Polo Molino has been charged with assault for allegedly punching Hilton after the gossip maven dissed Will.i.am after a video awards show in Toronto.... More »

Perez Eyes Lawsuit in Will.i.am Melee

Manager charged with assault after awards show

(Newser) - The scuffle between Perez Hilton and the Black Eyed Peas has only just begun. Polo Molina, the band’s manager, “is being prosecuted for assault in Toronto” after Sunday’s alleged assault on Hilton, Hilton’s lawyer tells the New York Daily News. Hilton “intends to take immediate... More »

GLAAD to Perez: Apologize for Calling Will.i.am Gay Slur

(Newser) - The manager of the Black Eyed Peas punched Perez Hilton after the gossip blogger called Will.i.am a faggot during a heated argument, reports the Los Angeles Times. Now the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is demanding that Hilton apologize for using the gay slur. "I made... More »

Black Eyed Peas: Sellouts in Post-Sellout World

(Newser) - It is still possible for a musician to “sell out” in this hyper-commercialized world, says Seth Stevenson, who hangs on to the concept partly because of the pain he feels when a favorite song is co-opted—it’s like finding out a smart, cute girl “spends her weekends... More »

Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. Pure, Shameless, Awesome

(Newser) - The Black Eyed Peas' new album, The E.N.D., isn’t of much consequence, but that’s just as well. Reviewers generally appreciate the party-hardy attitude.
  • “Ever true to their defining characteristic, the Peas have no shame,” Ann Powers writes in the Los Angeles Times. “Fergie
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Songs You Can't Escape This Summer

Unless you go everywhere wearing headphones, of course

(Newser) - Just because everyone has an iPod these days doesn’t mean you can escape the inevitable “summer jams,” writes Maura Johnston on Gawker. She selects the “seven tracks you will likely be subjected to should you decide to spend headphone-free time” anywhere:
  • No Boundaries, Kris Allen: “
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Obama Song Video Scores 12M Views

Celebs sing along with Barack's NH concession speech

(Newser) - A video that sets a Barack Obama speech to song—and juxtaposes 36 crooning celebrities with the Democratic candidate—has landed more than 12 million hits online in less than a week, the Boston Globe reports. Scored by singer will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, “Yes We... More »

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