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Lead singers leaving their bands isn’t really news — but being fired by the rest of your bandmates? Oh, something went down.
Unfortunately, no one knows exactly the reason as to why Stone Temple Pilots’ lead singer Scott Weiland was just ousted from the group by the other members, but it is a bit strange considering he was the charge behind some of their biggest hits since the band got together in 1986.
The group released an ominously curt statement today, saying, ”Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland.” They don’t give any further explanation.
Weiland denied rumors he was leaving the band just yesterday, telling Rolling Stone, ”STP has not broken up. I haven’t quit. I haven’t been fired.”
The group had reformed in 2008 after a five-year hiatus and toured throughout last year — which makes the news all the more strange.
Rumors began last month of the 45-year-old being kicked out, with legendary guitarist Slash saying he had been fired from the group.
A solo tour is planned to begin next month.
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It’s about to go down.
Former (?) frontman to Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland has spoken out regarding his dismissal from the group he led and not only does he claim to not have heard about it until the news broke earlier today, but he’s not going down without a fight.
“I learned of my supposed ‘termination’ from Stone Temple Pilots this morning by reading about it in the press”, he says.
“Not sure how I can be ‘terminated’ from a band that I founded, fronted, and co-wrote many of its biggest hits, but that’s something for the lawyers to figure out.”
I do believe we’ve just seen an epic counter attack.
We’ll keep you posted.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/27/scott-weiland-bring-it-on-stp/It’s about to go down.
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Sadly, the things we fight in our lives can come back with a vengeance.
One of my favorite singers, Anastacia has revealed on her Facebook through a rep that she is battling breast cancer for the second time after successfully beating the disease back in 2003.
“Anastacia has sadly been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after having successfully survived her 2003 battle with the disease”, the statement read. “Consequently she has been forced to cancel all performances, tours and any travel from now until further notice.”
She had to relearn how to work her tremendous voice once more — and came through with flying colors — on her self-titled album released in 2004, which became one of her biggest sellers, although it was a personal Hell to get through the recording sessions.
“My doctor told me I’d be tired, not stupid”, she expressed in an interview for the album. “I could not focus on anything. I’d write a verse and then I couldn’t write the chorus or I’d write the chorus but couldn’t write the bridge. I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t think straight, I was totally out of it.”
She had been in remission for 10 years before the recurrence, but promises not to let it slow her down a second time around.
“Anastacia will continue the writing and recording of her new album despite her diagnosis and hopes to schedule a new tour as soon as possible”, the statement on her fan page continued. “Now more then ever, she is determined to live by her motto “Don’t ever let cancer get the ‘Best of You!’” A born survivor, Anastacia has one goal and that is to make a full recovery with the support of her family, friends and everyone around her.”
A obvious born fighter, I know she will get through this and she is in my thoughts.
Feel free to check out one of my favorite songs from her, “Paid My Dues” after the jump.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/27/singer-undergoes-second-battle-with-cancer/Sadly, the things we fight in our lives can come back with a vengeance.
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Looks like someone else in the Jackson family is starting his impending career early in life.
The Gloved One’s oldest son, Prince Michael Jackson is set to make his acting debut on an upcoming episode of The CW’s 90210.
The 16-year-old is set to play the part of Cooper, “a trauma victim Silver (Jessica Stroup) bonds with as they both realize how precious life is at a very young age.” He’ll be appearing in the season finale.
The young Prince is getting pretty comfortable in front of the cameras lately: he’s also been filling in as a special correspondent on Entertainment Tonight.
On one hand, it’s great to see him making his own money.
But on the other hand, he does remember what happened to his father, right?
Let’s hope he takes it slowly.
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She’s ba-ack! Well, almost anyway.
After dealing with the chicken pox way later in life, Barbara Walters has been cleared to return to her chair on The View next Monday (March 4th).
The legendary anchor shared the news with her co-hosts via a phone call on today’s show.
“Like it or not, I’m coming back on the show again. No more chickenpox,” Walters said. “I haven’t been contagious for a while, but they wanted me to have rest, and I’ve had enough rest and I’m ready to come back.”
Sounds like someone’s just itching to get back.
Yeah, I went there. I’m as ashamed as you are.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/26/no-more-chicken-pox-in-her-view/She’s ba-ack! Well, almost anyway.
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On one hand, this is really cute… but on the other, regarding his pretty non-existent solo career: really?
Check out the somewhat shameless cover of Nick Lachey’s upcoming album, A Father’s Lullaby, which shows him cradling his baby son, Camden.
“When I first learned that I was going to be a father, I was inspired to create a special tribute to my son,” Lachey said in a press release. “Music has always been an incredibly significant part of my life and a meaningful way in which I express myself.”
“Creating this album allowed me to further connect with Camden while also sharing the experience with families who are on a similar journey of welcoming a new life into their world,” he adds.
While there’s never anything wrong with showing off your love for your child, I think there might be a few of us scratching our heads over this one.
If you’re actually interested, A Father’s Lullaby will hit iTunes on March 13th.
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Once again, the supervisors behind the leaders of our country slept on the job and although the reason is somewhat understandable, it’s still a little scary.
Let us explain: remember how FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) Michelle Obama surprised everyone with her appearance on this Sunday’s Oscar telecast to present Best Picture to Argo?
Well, it turns out that perhaps not all security measures were taken regarding the envelope holding the name of the winner — which again, I totally get, but on the outside, is a little frightening.
“…it’s practically inconceivable that any package — even a high-profile Oscar envelope — would reach the First Lady without being thoroughly vetted first.
But a rep for the Academy tells [TMZ], “First Lady Michelle Obama was the first and only person to open the Best Picture envelope. PwC [PricewaterhouseCoopers] accountants are the only individuals who have knowledge of the results prior to their live reveal on the Oscars.”
So in other words, a package went unchecked and made it’s way to the White House — which once more, wasn’t dangerous — but had it been, could’ve been disastrous.
The Secret Service refused to comment on the situation — and I think we can all see why.
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I take my original quote about this being better than a Lifetime movie — this is some straight Trapped In The Closet kind of craziness!
So Oscar Pistorius is currently free on bail (he was released not too soon after the ruling), the lead investigator in the case went a little gun crazy as well and now, it turns out that the murderous streak runs a little closer to the Olympian: his older brother is currently also facing charges of murder after accidentally hitting a woman on a motorcycle with his car.
Carl Pistorius has been charged with culpable homicide — according to eNCA news, a South African TV channel — stemming from a car crash in 2010, in which prosecutors say his reckless driving led to the death a motorcyclist.
Carl’s lawyer recently told the station that Carl “deeply regrets the accident,” but was adamant his client was not drunk at the the time of the collision, adding, “There is no doubt that [he] is innocent and the charge will be challenged in court.”
Carl’s charges (the very same ones Oscar’s lawyers are hoping to get things dropped down to) hold a 15-year sentence should he be found guilty. The trial was set to begin last Thursday — the same day the former Olympian was bailed out — but has been postponed until March.
And you thought your family had issues.
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“Probably, realistically, 5 or 6 [million], easy. You could also say I snorted half of Peru, but, you know, it’s what we did.”
- Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, opening up on just how much of his money went up his nose, to to speak, before kicking the habit.
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You would think the incredible downfall of his career would be bad luck enough for MC Hammer, but he claims that the fact that he’s black was the reason he ended up in a Dublin, California jail on Saturday.
The man who created “Hammer Time” says he was sitting in his car when a police officer tapped his window and not for his autograph, either.
According to the rapper, the cop asked him if he was on “parole or probation”.
Hammer thought it was all a joke until “he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help.”
[He] summed it all up by saying, “only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. I was citied for obstruction smh.”
He was charged with obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer, before being released.
Obviously, he’s calling out racial profiling as the reason he was picked up.
The Dublin PD hasn’t commented.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/25/u-cant-touch-this-but-the-cops-did/You would think the incredible downfall of his career would be bad luck enough for MC... more
What’s done is done.
A court commissioner officially signed off on Jermaine Jackson’s name change on Friday, legally changing his name to Jermaine LaJuane Jacksun.
The news broke back in November of last year of him wanting to change his name — following the beginning of the saga that included custodial changes of brother Michael’s children, a letter regarding money from Michael’s estate (that Jermaine eventually removed himself from), a missing grandmother who was said to be only “on vacation“, and a slap that never actually happened.
As for the reason for the slight difference, that remains unclear — all Jackson Jacksun would say was that it was for “artistic differences”.
Which is fine — although he’s currently performing overseas with the surviving members of the Jacksons.
The weirdness never strays far from the family.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/25/one-less-jackson/What’s done is done.
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If at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.
At some point, you have to laugh feel sorry for Lindsay Lohan and today, that might be heightened more than ever.
The (sometimes?) actress’ new lawyer, Mark Heller attempted to get those perjury charges and the entire case surrounding them dismissed from court with claims that she wasn’t properly given her Miranda rights (that whole “you have the right to remain silent” speech you’ve probably memorized, thanks to those Law and Order marathons we’ve all seen).
Well, it was a half-assed decent attempt, but there was one problem — she didn’t need to be Mirandized.
When the accident occurred last year, Lindsay wasn’t arrested or in custody and it’s perfectly legal to question an accident victim without the need for their rights to be read.
Sources connected to the case tell us Heller made some huge mistakes in filing the docs — maybe the biggest was that he attached a letter to the prosecutor touting Lindsay — he’s not supposed to try and influence judges outside of court so it’s a huge no-no. We’re told the letter has been purged from his legal docs.
Heller calls his papers a “Bill of Particulars” — bizarre and almost unheard of in California courts — which include a motion to suppress evidence, a motion to continue the case and a motion to dismiss charges.
Yep. Sounds like she’s got a big winner there.
But of course, this is Lindsay, queen of the Hot Mess Kingdom we’re talking about. So of course, this story isn’t done yet. Head on after the jump for more epic fail.
If Heller’s expecting to actually get paid for his shoddy services, he’s gonna have to get in line behind the IRS, who Linds owes for three years of missed taxes.
That’s right: THREE YEARS.
This time, it’s the State of California that’s trying to collect … claiming LiLo owes $56,717.90 for unpaid income tax for 2011.
In case you’re keeping score … the IRS was all over Lindsay’s ass for unpaid federal taxes for 2009 ($93,701.57) and 2010 ($140,203.30).
Lohan was able to clear her 2009 debt thanks to a $100k check from her old pal Charlie Sheen … but it seems like she’s on her own for 2010 and 2011.
Oh, Lindsay. Sometimes, you’re in on the joke — but we’re still waiting for that day to happen.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/25/lindsays-lawyer-a-huge-failure-and-shes-still-broke/If at first you don’t succeed, fail, fail again.
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Seems like old habits die hard.
Janet Jackson just admitted that she’s not actually engaged to Qatar millionaire businessman Wissam Al Mana — she’s actually married to him and has been since last year.
In a joint statement, the singer and her now husband attempted to kill the rumor that they weren’t planning a huge wedding — because the nuptials had already taken place before any of the public knew about it.
“The rumours regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private, and beautiful ceremony.”
“Our wedding gifts to one another were contributions to our respective favourite children’s charities,” they added in the statement posted on Janet’s site. “We would appreciate that our privacy is respected and that we are allowed this time for celebration and joy. With love, Wissam and Janet.”
This is not the first time Janet’s been married in secret: she eloped with first husband James DeBarge in 1984 (the union was annulled a year later) and it only came to light that she was married to former manager Rene Elizando, Jr. after he filed for divorce in 2000.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/25/oops-she-did-it-again-janet-jackson-secretly-married/Seems like old habits die hard.
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There’s nothing wrong with thinking you’ve still got it well into your 50′s — we just don’t need to see pictures of it all over the place.
That’s partially the message Madonna got from the watchers of Instagram over the weekend, when they sent her a message telling her that she was violating their terms by posting one too many racy shots of herself.
Obviously not realizing who they had just warned, the 54-year-old took a screencap of the message and posted that as well.
“It has come to our attention that your account on Instagram has violated our Community Guidelines,” it reads, before ticking off a series of no-nos including “don’t share photos that aren’t yours” and “don’t share photos that show nudity or mature content.”
The warning also urged the star to pull down the offending snaps, lest the plug be pulled on her account.
Although she only signed onto the photo sharing site a week ago, her followers have grown to nearly 170,000 and have seemingly been fine with the pics of her cleavage and derriere.
No worries; we’re using a more suitable image of the singer, so your eyes don’t burn in their sockets.
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So what happens when you receive your first ever Academy Award and humiliate yourself while approaching the stage to retrieve the statuette?
Well, you say a certain word — one that you probably wouldn’t say on live television and laugh with the crowd.
Check out actress Jennifer Lawrence during her press conference after picking up the award for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook and expressing what went through her mind as she toppled on her way up the stairs to get it.
“What went through my mind when I fell”, she repeats after a reporter asks her the question. “A bad word — that I can’t say — that starts with “F”.”
Well, I’m gonna give her another word — for flawless!
Check out the funny interview after the jump.
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If they were hoping the media would be the only place they would be hounded for their recent reconnection, they thought horribly wrong.
The saga of Chris Brown and Rihanna (who recently celebrated Riri’s 25th birthday together; seen above) is getting a fictionalized turn in next week’s episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.
While they obviously won’t be called out by names, there are going to be some striking similarities between what airs on the show and what actually transpired following that February evening where Riri’s face was beaten to a horrible pulp.
The episode, entitled “My Funny Valentine” even goes as far to have a popular female pop star’s pictures of her heavily bruised face splashed all over papers.
A promising singer is brutally attacked by her boyfriend, a popular hip hop star. ADA Barba (guest star Raul Esparza) works to build a case, but the victim refuses to aid the prosecution and, despite Detective Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) best efforts, continues to put herself in danger. The case quickly spirals into a media circus, perpetrated by both the defendant and his uncompromising attorney (guest star Jeffrey Tambor) … Special appearances by Perez Hilton, Dave Navarro and Wendy Williams.”
I think it’s fairly certain that the twosome the actors are emulating will not be watching this episode.
Check out a preview of the episode for yourself after the jump. The episode itself airs Wed., Feb. 27 at 9 p.m. EST on NBC.
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Poor Lindsay Lohan got a taste what it’s like on the losing side of a court battle today — possibly tragic foreshadowing? — when she lost a pretty heavy case against rapper Pitbull.
And she lost hard.
In case you weren’t pay attention, the actress sued the guy whose pretty much on everyone’s track as of late, back in 2011 for using her name in his hit, “Give Me Everything” when he closed out a verse with the line, “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan”.
She says he never said he could use her name in any way and was making money off of her by doing so.
However, here’s something she would’ve learned had she finished school — the first amendment pretty much covered Pitbull from any liability.
“… today a New York federal judge sided with Pitbull … ruling that Lindsay is dead wrong on the law — because the song is a work of art protected by the 1st amendment PLUS Lindsay’s barely even mentioned in it.
The judge also ruled … Lindsay’s allegations that she suffered emotional distress are also BS.”
So Mr. Worldwide keeps on keepin’ on and Lindsay continues to look for other ways to get that money she desperately needs.
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Just when you thought she would never pop, the beautiful Amber Rose finally gave birth to her first child today: a boy she and fiance Wiz Khalifa named Sebastian Taylor Thomaz.
Yes, that’s actually how Wiz’ real last name is spelled (he was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz).
“Happy Birthday,” the rapper tweeted out. “Everyone welcome this perfect young man into the world.”
The couple have been engaged since March. No word on if anyone’s sending little Sebastian (nicknamed “The Bash”) anything black-and-yellow colored.
Congratulations to the new family!
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Well, this turned into a huge mess over a slight misunderstanding.
At last night’s BRIT Awards (it’s like the UK’s version of the Grammys), a pop legend and a pop phenom bumped heads long enough to bring their drama to Twitter the next day.
Liam Payne of One Direction (who ended up taking home an award for “BRITs Global Success) and Boy George (whose lost quite a bit of weight recently, as he shared recently) had a bit of a row (British term for “argument” — OK, I’ll stop now) over what actually transpired when they met at the awards ceremony.
“Top marks to [One Direction member] Harry Styles for stopping for a picture with my niece”, the Culture Club leader tweeted, “and Bollox’s to Liam and the disrespectful wanker of a minder!”
Liam, who is usually seen as the most mature one of the group, took to Twitlonger; the feature that allows users to rant past 140 characters, to rightfully defend himself.
“@BoyGeorge now now boy lets not tell porkies [slang for "lies"]. Firstly thanks for getting my name wrong three times secondly then asking me where is liam?…awkward. Then when you finally got it right saying you wanted Niall [Horan; fellow 1D member] instead.”
“If you would have asked me for a picture”, he continued, ” i would have stopped bro i just did what you said and pointed niall out for you so u just keep wearing ur strange hats and enjoy yourself my little Georgie pie… It’s still not cool you just look weird.”
Not realizing the power of the boys’ fans, the 51-year-old set himself up for massive and anger-filled Tweets from the Directioners (One Direction’s fan base).
“One direction fans stop bothering me!”, he begged in another message.
Bet he wishes he left Liam alone last night — but karma chameleon always comes back around.
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Rapper Ja Rule finally got the sweet taste of freedom back when he was released this afternoon from prison after serving just under two years for criminal possession of a weapon.
He had that same taste smacked from his mouth moments later when he was put on a bus for another prison for tax evasion.
Yeah — he definitely had nothing to “Holla, Holla” about.
Per published reports, the 36-year-old MC (real name: Jeffery Atkins) left Mid-State Correctional Facility in Marcy and was transported west to Oneida County Jail in New York, where he’ll he remain in custody until authorities determine where he’ll ultimately serve out his sentence for skipping out on $1.1 million in back taxes.
Although he’s pretty much been away for some time, he’s still releasing albums; the latest being PIL2 (“Pain Is Love 2″) back in February of 2012.
http://www.tabloidprodigy.com/2013/02/22/a-quick-turnaround-for-ja-rule/Rapper Ja Rule finally got the sweet taste of freedom back when he was released this... more