Yes, the Aretha Franklin death story is not real. Despite rumors of Aretha Franklin being dead, she is definitely still alive. However, the Aretha Franklin death story is not going away easily.
The Ramones, widely seen as the epitome of punk rock music, are to be honored with a Lifetime Acheivement Award at the Grammy Awards at the 2011 ceremony. Unfortunately, the band’s three founding members (Joey, Johnny and Dee Dee) all passed away before they could be honored with this award. In fact, there is only one remaining member still alive from the original Ramones lineup – Tommy. He, along with the other members who collectively formed The Ramones over the years they were active, will be accepting the award on their behalf when the time for the ceremony is upon us.
If you’re waiting to hear what The Maine’s upcoming digital box set holds, check out the acoustic version of “Saving Grace” below! “Saving Grace” is one of the Maine’s most underrated songs, and the acoustic version of the track is haunting and emotional, with sparse instrumentation and subdued vocals. Listen to the “Saving Grace” acoustic track below!
As we reported earlier, Natalie Portman is now pregnant and engaged to Benjamin Millepied. The two met on the set of Portman’s latest film, Black Swan, as Benjamin Millepied is a dancer who choreographed the film. Given that not many readers had heard of Benjamin Millepied prior to his engagement to Natalie Portman, we felt compelled to provide some information.
Talk about two big Christmas presents! Natalie Portman has been blessed with a child and a future husband this holiday season. In addition to Natalie Portman being pregnant, a representative for the Black Swan star revealed that she and Benjamin Millepied are engaged.
Teena Marie, who broke barriers as the first successful white act in Motown history, died Sunday. She was 54. Teena Marie was known as the “Ivory Queen of Soul” because of her success in soul music, where her expressive voice and uplifting energy made her a star.
Landon Donovan has made plenty of headlines before, but this time, the news isn’t so good. Donovan filed for divorce from his wife, actress Bianca Kajlich, Tuesday. Donovan cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split from Kajlich, from whom he has requested legal fees and spousal support.
You might have caught that post last week about Paramore having “bittersweet” feelings about their latest album Brand New Eyes, and planning to make it into the studio sometime soon to work on a new album – if not, read it RIGHT HERE. While that still may be the case, it looks like the band will have to do so sans the Farro brothers – Josh and Zac. For those unfamiliar with the band, Josh plays lead guitar and provides backing vocals, while Zac plays drums.
In what could be an early Christmas present for Enrique Iglesias fans, Bloginity is bringing you the premiere of Enrique Iglesias’ “Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You)” video – check it out below! The track features Ludacris and is pretty spicy, so get to watching!
DJ Cipha Sounds is a favorite on-air personality in the New York area, but he made plenty of enemies recently with an insensitive comment about Haitian women. However, it sounds as though Cipha Sounds got off easy, as many leaders of the Haitian community were calling for Cipha Sounds to be fired. All of the controversy surrounds a broadcast in which Cipha Sounds said, “the reason I’m HIV negative is because I don’t mess with Haitian girls.”
The Lonely Island is back! This time, the legendary group brings in Akon for the hilarious “I Just Had Sex” – check it out in the video below. The Lonely Island’s “I Just Had Sex” video is a star-studded one, with cameos from John McEnroe, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively. “I Just Had Sex” also features the vocal skills of Akon on the hook, just one of many high-profile guests The Lonely Island has had on a track.
Shelley Malil, known for a small role in 40-Year Old Virgin, was sentenced to life in prison today for stabbing his ex-girlfriend in August 2008. Malil played Haziz in 40-Year Old Virgin, which starred Steve Carell and hit theaters three years prior to the stabbing. Malil will be eligible for parole in nine to ten years.
In a nod to the way Facebook has changed the online world, Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Person of the Year. Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, is the second youngest Time Person of the Year; only Charles Lindbergh was younger.
It’s a good thing that Diddy doesn’t really need to make any money from records at this point, because if he were an unknown artist, this isn’t the type of material that would secure a deal.