In early January, 2014, multi-platinum pop star Kesha (“Tik Tok”, “Animal”, “C’mon”, “Die Young,” etc) entered herself into a treatment center to deal with her anorexia and bulimia. At the time, Kesha via her outspoken mother Pebe Sebert, blamed Kesha’s body image problems on criticism from her label head/producer Dr. Luke. After spending 2 months in rehab (with mom Pebe checking in as well to be with her daughter and get treatment for “post-traumatic stress”), Kesha was released and posted online that she’s back to making music. But today, she dropped a bombshell lawsuit, accusing Dr. Luke of nearly 10 years of abuse, ranging from sexual assault to forced drug use to battery. Much more serious than the original fat-shaming claims.

Update: Dr. Luke has responded with his own lawsuit…charging Kesha with extortion.
More after the jump…

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Oh just bring on the aneurysm. The first season of VH1’s ‘Love And Hip Hop Hollywood’ will be infecting us in just a few scant days. While New York seems to have run it’s course, and Atlanta has gone from telenovela hilarity to tiring absurdity…the latest iteration of the exaggerated reality of has-beens and never-wuzes is now based in Los Angeles (Houston and Miami allegedly on the way?) with a cast that includes Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion…Lil Fizz and Yung Berg. LIL FIZZ AND YUNG BERG.
Do you need help getting up?

Also, primed to “bring the drama” is Teairra Mari…most notable for having far too many vowels in her first name, as well as being the Jay Z ingenue that did not become Rihanna.

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Apparently Ray J was dating Teairra (perhaps in preparation for a juicy storyline for this show)…but is now dating his personal assistant. So there will be fights…
As previewed in the video below, along with Teddy Riley’s daughter Nia making a terrible mistake with Soulja Boy….um, TELL ‘EM?

Manuel Noriega
(Real-life Manny vs. Call of Duty Manny)

I must repeat this Theophilus London album title at least 6-7 times a week, but it always fits….Timez Are Weird These Days.
Like today, as the New York Times reports that Noriega is suing Activision over the videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops II.


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Following a lengthy hiatus, Adele is back with some big news today. The Grammy-winning singer has announced her new album, 25, as well as a tour which she’ll begin in 2015 (it’s unclear whether the album will arrive in 2015 or late 2014, though). 25 will serve as the follow-up to Adele’s massively successful 2011 LP, 21, which has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Of course, the title continues her trend of naming her albums after her age when she recorded it. While other details remain scarce, Phil Collins was reported to have been working on the project last year.

Miss Info: OUTRAGE! Serves us right for ever looking to the stupid ass wack ass World Music Awards as a credible source for anything….but the chairman of Beggars Group (parent company of XL Recordings) Martin Mills (who is a lovely fellow that we spoke with on a SxSW panel a few years back) has crushed our hopes, telling Billboard that there is “no truth” to the announcement.
Kicking ourselves. F- you, World Music Awards. Apologies to you readers. Halp, Adele!

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Vybz Kartel has met his fate. After being found guilty of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams following a 65-day trial last month, the Jamaican dancehall star has been sentenced to life in prison, The Gleaner reports. He must serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. The three other men convicted in the murder — Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John — were all handed life sentences, too.

Kartel’s defense plans to appeal the decision, citing “discrepancies, inconsistencies, missing data, and mismanagement in the collection of evidence as well as the integrity of the evidence,” but it remains to be seen what success they’ll have.

UPDATE: Billboard published a more comprehensive report on today’s sentence and possible appeal, as well as some details on whether or not Vybz Kartel will be able record music in prison.

More details after the jump…



Not quite sure how else to describe this photo of Justin Bieber bellying up to the boob-bar with his buddy, Khalil Sharieff, but…
That’s Amore!




The wait is over for Instagram’s new messaging service, Instagram direct. Perverts worldwide now have a new way of feeding their disgusting needs. For the rest of us, this is a cool way to share pics and talk with just a select group of our IG friends. However, as most were wrong about, you cannot send a message without a pic. Yes, every message must come with a photo and you can also send the pic to mutiple friends as one time. You can also check to see who has and has not checked the message as well as chat in real time. Don’t worry about ads though, insiders at Instagram say its still way to early to even have that discussion. Tech Crunch has a nice checklist of the features, which you can check out after the jump.

Miss Info:Now, Mikey….correct me if I’m wrong….
but I think only people you follow can send you a IG Direct…
Therefore…if you dudes are so worried about thirstmongers harrassing your womenfolk with unsolicited peen pics…then maybe you best keep a closer eye on your boo’s follow counts. See, it’s like with vampires…they can only come in your house and vein-pillage if you invite them in the door. #InfoLogic

Watch a video promo and read all the fine print below

Things have been spiraling downhill for Amanda Bynes for months now, from her infamous “I want Drake to murder my vagina” tweet, to her creepy nicki-minaj transformation, to being kicked out of the Ritz Carlton after smoking weed and ordering room service 40 times …it’s been frightening to watch. But maybe this latest development is just the stopgap that the former child-star needs. Last night, Mandy was put on a “5150 hold” by police after she started a fire in a complete stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, CA. When police asked her what she was doing there, her answers convinced them she needed to be admitted. For those not familiar with the 5150 California Welfare and Institutions code, that means she is confined to an involuntary psychiatric ward for up to 72 hours, pending evaluation.

According to the elderly lady who lived at the house, she was clueless about the strange young woman in her driveway (via  TMZ):

“…She had no idea what was going on until cops knocked on her front door. She says cops asked her, “Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?” She said no … not surprising because the woman is elderly.

Cops then described to her that there was a young lady in her driveway, who had lit a fire and was carrying a “little red gas tank.” The homeowner says cops told her Amanda had burned part of her clothing.”

Check out a pic of the burnt driveway after the jump…



We’re wishing our pal AraabMuzik a speedy recovery! The superproducer and EDM DJ was shot in the back during a possible robbery attempt in his hometown in Rhode Island. He’s recovering in the hospital and his manager Duke Da God sent us an update on Araab’s condition…

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Consequence Fighting Joe Budden

I’m sorry to do this to you…but misery loves company. Yesterday, we heard about how Consequence ran up on an unsuspecting Joe Budden, who was on a smoke break with Tahiry during the taping of the ‘Love and Hip Hop New York” reunion taping, and smacked him on the head. Cons immediately bragged about the attack on twitter. Joe immediately called Angie Martinez to scoff and tell how Tahiry punched Cons. Is this all sounding most noble so far?
Well, apparently, after all the showboating…all parties went back into the soundstage to keep shooting the reunion. Obviously. And afterwards, Joe exacted some sort of revenge. He and Cons had another altercation…and judging from the camera-phone footage, this time Joe Budden ran off while security tucked Cons into his minivan and his wife Jen screamed bloody murder.
(PS: by the way…Joe and Tahiry are apparently dating again. No big surprise there.)

Brace yourself….for a perfect storm of horribleness
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