Jussie Smollett arrested, charged with filing false police report [Updated]

Chicago police have confirmed that Empire star Jussie Smollett has been officially indicted by a grand jury. He now faces felony charges for filing a false police report and disorderly conduct. Smollet turned himself into police early Thursday morning, and has a bond hearing scheduled for 1:30 p.m. local time. If Smollett is ultimately found guilty, […]

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Ranking: Every Song by The Smiths from Worst to Best

We revisit our definitive Smiths ranking as their debut turns 35 this week. Say what you will about internecine bad blood and the virtuous desire to keep the past in the past, but here’s the real reason we’ll never see Manchester legends The Smiths on stage together again: They’ve already accomplished everything they set out […]

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SESAC Signs Folk Legend — And Very Active Modern-Day Artist — David Crosby

On February 20th, it was announced that SESAC Performing Rights had signed folk-rock legend David Crosby. John Josephson, who is the Chairman and CEO of SESAC Holdings, Inc. — which is the parent of SESAC Performing Rights  — warmly welcomed Crosby. In a statement, he said that Crosby’s music — which has combined great lyrics […]

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HBO Officially Releases the Trailer for Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’

Despite the controversy surrounding the upcoming release of the Leaving Neverland documentary, HBO has revealed a new trailer. The trailer features Wade Robson and James Safechuck, both of whom spent extensive time at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch as children. The four-hour film debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival and has been condemned by […]

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Corey Taylor: Imagine Dragons have replaced Nickelback as most hated band

Have the icy hearts of music fans started to thaw towards Nickelback? Maybe so, according to Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor. Making an appearance on Tuesday’s edition of Jonesy’s Jukebox, the radio show hosted by Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, the subject of the rock world’s favorite punching bag came up with Taylor […]

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Chris Hemsworth set to play Hulk Hogan in Todd Phillips-directed Netflix biopic

Say your prayers, take your vitamins, and participate in the coordinated shutdown of a media empire fueled by shadow money, because Hulk Hogan is getting the onscreen biopic treatment. The Hollywood Reporter broke the story this afternoon that Chris Hemsworth will play the Hulkster, known outside of the wrestling ring as Terry Bollea, for a forthcoming […]

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Epic Games Pulls all YouTube Advertising Following Discovery of Pedophilia Videos

Epic Games has pulled all Fortnite pre-roll ads from YouTube following a discovery that the ads were playing on videos used by child predators. Update, Feb 20th 2:30 pm PT: It now appears that Disney is also pulling its spots from YouTube, though the company has not yet confirmed the move.  Others may also follow […]

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Freddie Gibbs and Madlib reunite on new song “Flat Tummy Tea”: Stream

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib are combining their talents once again for a new collaborative album, Bandana. The effort will serve as the follow-up to the pair’s acclaimed 2014 joint effort, Pinata. The Indiana rapper and California producer completed the LP in the last few weeks, and today they’re sharing the first track from the effort. It’s […]

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Jussie Smollett Named a Suspect by Chicago Police for ‘Filing a False Police Report’; FBI Opens a Separate Investigation

An attack that looks staged.  A hate letter that may have been self-written.  Scenes now cut from Empire.  New investigations from the Chicago Police and FBI.  Has Jussie Smollett now lost it all? Things don’t look well for once-respected actor Jussie Smollett. After a multi-week investigation, Chicago Police are now naming Empire actor Jussie Smollett […]

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Radio Stations Are Dropping Ryan Adams Following Abuse Allegations

Things haven’t been going well for Ryan Adams as of late. Following a devastating New York Times report, including allegations of underage sex with a 14-year-old girl, musicians have quickly distanced themselves from the singer/songwriter. Speaking about her ex-husband, Mandy Moore, for example, praised the women who spoke out against Adams’ behavior and urged more […]

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