The release of BTS's “MIC Drop” remix with Steve Aoki is HERE!
BTS is back in South Korea after a busy schedule in the U.S. Over on Twitter, k-pop fans started buzzing after a Japanese news station aired a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of “MIC Drop.” The audio track tied with the teaser appears to be BTS’s Japanese take on “MIC Drop” and its visuals have fans freaking out.
On Wednesday (November 22), Sia debuted the music video for the first single off her forthcoming Everyday Is Christmas album, “Santa’s Coming for Us,” a celebrity-packed Christmas party ornamented with presents and other yuletide offerings.
In the clip, real-life couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard play husband and wife and party hosts; Caleb McCoughlin (Stranger Things) and IT up-and-comers Wyatt Oleff and Sophia Lillis feature as their children; and Susan Lucci and Henry Winkler make their entrance as the grandparents.
Sliding down the chimney as Santa Claus is J.B. Smoove, who joins the festivities just in time to bring home some delicious Christmas cookies.
Fans of R.E.M. moved quickly to offer help after touring musician Scott McCaughey suffered a “major” stroke – raising nearly $82,000 of support money in just one day.
McCaughey, who’s also frontman of The Young Fresh Fellows and The Minus 5, first worked with R.E.M. in 1994 and remained a member of the live unit until the band split in 2011. He played guitar and keyboards and also contributed backing vocals.
McCaughey’s wife Mary Winzig said on the GoFundMe page she’d set up: “As many of you know, Scott McCaughey has suffered a major stroke and is receiving treatment in San Francisco. To all of you who have expressed love and interest in helping him, we have set up this Go Fund Me account to help defray the steep costs of Scott’s medical bills and extensive ongoing physical and speech therapy in the future.
“He is still in ICU and has a long, difficult road ahead to recover, but with his unsinkable spirit (and with time and hard work) we know that he’ll come back from this and be back in your town rocking soon.” At time of writing, the fund total stood at $94,000 from a stated target of $75,000, with 1,110 donors having pledged financial support.
McCaughey said in a 2017 interview with NoDepression: “I just love music and I love being the guy who sings his own songs — or shouts them. I love being that guy in a band with Young Fresh Fellows. I love doing my own thing in Minus 5. I love being in other bands and playing great music.” Speaking of some of his extensive range of projects, including additional work with R.E.M. exes Peter Buck and Mike Mills, he reflected: “That's just a dream come true for a rock and roll geek like I am. It's never an ego thing with me. I feel so lucky that I have a life where I get to play music.”
In September, Selena Gomez was named Puma’s newest celebrity designe with the sportswear brand as collaborator and creative director.
On Monday (Nov. 20), Puma showcased images from its first collaborative campaign with the "Wolves" songstress on Instagram. The photos reveal Gomez posing for shots in an elevator and vintage car wearing the lightweight Phenom sneaker, grey shorts, a branded velour unitard and black velour jacket worn trendily off-the-shoulders.
The trainers (billed as “fashionable, functional and fearless”) boast all black, pink or olive green colorways with accent pink Puma symbols across the top and back, an ankle-supporting high top, mesh inserts and the brand’s signature mid-foot strap.
The 25-year-old Gomez is one of many celebrities paired with the footwear powerhouse, joining fellow collaborators The Weeknd, Jay-Z, Big Sean, Kylie Jenner and Yo Gotti.
The Phenom is available now online and retails for $90.
SZA released her latest video “Go Gina.” As part of Vevo’s Lift program, the R&B sensation performed an acoustic version of the aforementioned song in the forest.
In the clip, a barefooted SZA is singing her lovely ballad alongside a guitarist. The 28-year-old singer looks angelic in her white slip and robe. At one point, SZA is singing in front of a mirror as her soft falsetto pierces through the forest greenery.
SZA has had a phenomenal year so far. The TDE artist has two platinum singles and a gold plaque for her debut album, Ctrl, under her belt. She recently graced Forbes' 30 Under 30 list along with Travis Scott, Cardi B, Lil Uzi and others.
Up next, SZA is set to release a video for “The Weekend,” which was directed by Solange. Check out SZA's performance video above.
Former Dream singer Melissa Schuman has accused Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter of raping her.
Writing on her personal blog, Schuman shared her story of being sexually assaulted by the boy band star during a house party sometime in the early 2000s.
Schuman claims that the incident, in which Carter performed oral sex on her against her wishes before forcing her to do the same for him, occurred in a bathroom in Carter's Santa Monica, California apartment when she was 18 and he was 22. Afterwards, she claims Carter then took her to his bedroom and forced himself upon her despite her protests.
The alleged assault occurred after the two were cast in the same "made-for-TV movie," 2004's The Hollow.
Schuman says the unwanted encounter began after the pair kissed.
"After kissing for a moment, he took my hand and brought me into the bathroom adjacent to his office," she writes. "He shut the door and we continued to kiss. I asked him what we were doing in there. He didn't respond and continued to kiss me. He then picked me up, put me on the bathroom counter and started to unbutton my pants. I told him I didn't want to go any further. He didn't listen. He didn't care."
She claims Carter then removed her pants against her will and performed oral sex on her, ignoring her demands that he stop. Frightened, she turned the bathroom lights off so she wouldn't see anything. "He kept turning the light back on because he told me he wanted to look at me," she writes. "I remember thinking at that point that maybe after this he will just stop, but he didn't."
After "someone in the house knocked on the bathroom door," Carter allegedly took her to another bathroom where he then "took off his pants" and demanded oral sex.
"I will never forget this moment," she continues. "...He sat himself on the bathroom counter and asked me to perform oral sex on him. I declined; he was upset. He told me, 'I did it for you, and it's only right you do it for me.'"
Afterwards, Schuman writes that Carter took her to his bedroom, "threw [her] on the bed" and climbed on top of her where he raped her.
"I told him that I was a virgin and I didn't want to have sex," she adds. "I told him that I was saving myself for my future husband. I said it over and over again. He whispered in my ear as to entice me, 'I could be your husband.'" Schuman says she felt "scared and trapped" as he was "stronger and much bigger" than she was.
In the aftermath of the incident, Schuman claims Carter harassed her by calling her incessantly and leaving voicemails for weeks, including "one last nasty, angry message." When she told her then-manager about the assault, she was told her "abuser had the most powerful litigator in the country" and that making her story public would hurt her career.
"I certainly don't want to be 'known' for this," she writes at the end of her post. "I never wanted anybody to know about my story. I wanted to lock it in a box in my mind and let the memories slowly suffocate as time went on. I feel I have an obligation now to come forward with the hope and intention to inspire and encourage other victims to tell their story. We are stronger in numbers. If you are reading this and you have been assaulted, know you don’t have to be silent and you are not alone. I know it's scary. I'm scared. I believe you. I stand with you and together I hope we can bring light to things that have been lost in the darkness for so long."
Nick has responded and says the sexual encounter was consensual.
K-pop group BTS has broken the world record for most Twitter engagements, according to a report by HuffPost.
BTS will enter next year's Guinness Book of Records for having an average of 252,200 retweets per tweet on Twitter to date, notes the report.
They've also scooped up the more specific title of having the most Twitter engagements for a music group.
The South Korean group has over 10 million fans on its main Twitter account, @bts_twt.
BTS' closest runner-up was Harry Styles, who reportedly received an average of 165,473 retweets. The K-pop band's other official account @bts_love_myself, also drew in an average of 103,290.
NGHTMRE & Wiz Kkalifa feature on PnB Rock's "TTM."
"TTM" is the story of a relationship gone south. You can't run your mouth and make up stories about your ex and not expect them to cop revenge in a catchy song.
"TTM" was originally intended as an original release for the dance producer, but PnB Rock fell so head over heels for it, he asked to add it to his official album track list. Catch These Vibes also features appearances from Smoke Purpp, Lil Yachty, Russ, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie, Ugly God, and 24 Hours, putting NGHTMRE in rather fine company.
Look out for NGTMRE's forthcoming EP NGHTMRE - II, featuring previously released singles "No Coming Down," "On the Run" and "The Killer." You can also catch him coming to a city near you soon, as he finishes 2017 with a series of North American dates.
NGHTMRE's Upcoming Tour Dates
11/22 - Royal Oak Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
11/24 - Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
11/25 - Hakkasan - Las Vegas, NV
11/30 - Time - Costa Mesa, CA
12/01 - The Wilma - Missoula, MT
12/02 - Hakkasan - Las Vegas, NV
12/08 - Your Paradise - Nadi, Fiji
12/14 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
12/15 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
12/16 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA
12/17 - Belly Up - Aspen, CO
12/20 - Town Ballroom - Buffalo, NY
12/21 - Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
12/22 - House Of Blues - Boston, MA
12/23 - Terminal 5 - New York City, NY
12/29 - Lights All Night - Dallas, TX
12/29 - Resolution - Seattle, WA
12/30 - Lights All Night - Dallas, TX
12/31 - OMFG! NYE 2018 - San Diego, CA
David Cassidy, the 'Partridge Family' heartthrob who sold millions of records and became a 70's 80's teen pop Icon, is dead.
Cassidy died in a Florida hospital after his organs failed.
Family sources told TMZ, David had been on life support since Monday. Doctors advised the family Tuesday the only way David could survive was with a liver transplant, but he was not a candidate because he would never survive surgery. The family decided at around noon to remove life support.
A number of family members were present when David died, including brother Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, his children Beau and Katie, along with various nephews and his ex-wife Sue Cassidy.
David was in need of a kidney transplant but ultimately doctors said it was futile. His liver and other organs shut down and early Sunday his son and ex-wife were summoned to the hospital to say goodbye.
Cassidy battled alcoholism for most of his adult life.
He's survived by son Beau, daughter Katie -- who stars in "Arrow" -- half-brothers Shaun, Patrick and Ryan, step-mother and co-star Shirley Jones and ex-wife Sue Shifrin-Cassidy.
Kylie Cosmetics pop-up shop opened up in L.A.. just in time for the Holidays.
Eager shoppers waited their turn inside the Topshop at The Grove, when the doors swung open Monday for Kylie's gear.
It's one of 7 cosmetics pop-ups Kylie's opening across the US for the holiday shopping season. Others opened in Chicago, Vegas, Atlanta, Miami, Houston and New York.
Kylie wasn't there, but members of her glam squad were giving makeup tutorials. Based on the crowds ... we suspect Kylie will be able to afford gifts this holiday season.
Mariah Carey has reportedly signed to JAY-Z's Roc Nation after firing her former manager.
Page Six reports that Mariah is making serious moves after firing her former manager Stella Bulochnikov earlier this month.
“[Mariah’s] cleaning house. She is getting legitimate people, assistants, a lawyer, and Stella is not happy about it,” an "insider" reportedly told the publication.
Although there were previously reports that her boyfriend, Brian Tanaka, had taken over as her manager, he is reportedly her creative director.
“Previously, there were all kinds of people involved [in her career] and Mariah didn’t even know those people," the insider told Page Six. "She had to distance herself from all that and she’s now cleaning house."
P!nk recruits Channing Tatum for her latest music video for “Beautiful Trauma.”
In the music video released earlier today (November 21), P!nk and Magic Mike dreamboat give off the appearance of a quintessential couple, but behind the scenes of their placid lifestyle is an environment loaded with drugs, role play, gender-bending, and a bit of Fifty Shades of Grey-esque activities, if you know what we mean.
Panic! At The Disco has a new release coming right in time for the holiday season. The band is getting ready to release a lengthy 21 track live album, titled All My Friends We're Glorious, for Dec. 15 release.
The album will be released in digital versions as well as on a limited edition double vinyl. Songs ranging from all eras of the band's work, from "Nine in the Afternoon" to "LA Devotee," were recorded on their recent Death of a Bachelor tour for the live album.
All My Friends We're Glorious will be available for presale here on Tuesday (Nov. 21). The brand new live project comes just one month short of Death of a Bachelor's two year anniversary on Jan. 15, 2018.
View the full track list below.
All My Friends We're Glorious Track List
1. Don't Threaten Me With A Good Time
2. LA Devotee
3. Ready To Go (Get Me Out Of My Mind)
4. Golden Days
5. Vegas Lights
6. A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Medley
8. Nine In The Afternoon
9. Miss Jackson
10. This Is Gospel
11. Death Of A Bachelor
12. The Ballad Of Mona Lisa
13. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
14. Emperor's New Clothes
16. Crazy = Genius
17. Let's Kill Tonight
19. Bohemian Rhapsody
20. I Write Sins Not Tragedies
Forbes has named Beyonce as the highest paid woman in music for 2017.
Forbes magazine says the singer earned $105 million over a yearlong period stretching from June 2016 to June of this year. Beyonce’s earnings were boosted by her “Formation” world tour last year, which Forbes says grossed $250 million.
Runner-up Adele also enjoyed a successful year on the road. Her tour raked in $69 million on top of her earnings from record sales.
Taylor Swift, Celine Dion and Jennifer Lopez complete the top five highest female earners in the business.
Dave Chappelle will air his final stand-up special for Netflix next month.
His new comedy special, Dave Chappelle: Equanimity, will premiere on the streaming network on Dec. 31. The program will be his final project for Netflix as part of his three-special, $60 million deal. His previous specials, Dave Chappelle Live at the Hollywood Palladium and Deep in the Heart of Texas: Dave Chappelle Live at Austin City Limits, were the most-viewed specials in Netflix history.
Netflix posted a teaser for the special with some help from the network's hit series, Stranger Things. In the clip, the Demogorgon was no match for Eleven but Dave wanted in on the supernatural action. On a side note: the music playing in the background is the Wu-Tang Clan's "My Only One" from their fantastic compilation album, The Sage Continues.
Chappelle has had a great year so far. Dave performed two sold-out multi-show residencies in New York and Washington, D.C. He received an honorable citation from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the key to Washington, D.C., at his at his alma mater, Duke Ellington School of the Arts.