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R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist of Van Halen dead at 65

R.I.P. Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist of Van Halen dead at 65

Van Halen co-founder and guitarist Eddie Van Halen has died following a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65 years old. According to TMZ, Van Halen passed away Tuesday (October 6th) at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica, California. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famer was reportedly surrounded by his son, Wolfgang, his brother Alex, and his wife, Janie. Apparently, Eddie’s throat cancer had spread to other parts of his body, and his health took a critical turn for the worse over the past three days. Edward Lodewjk Van Halen was born to Jan and Eugenia van Halen, on January 26th, 1955, in...

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Walmart announces drive-in movie theater lineup

Walmart announces drive-in movie theater lineup

Most movie theaters are still closed, but Walmart is bringing us the next best thing: drive-in theater screenings. As reported last month, the big box retailer has partnered with the Tribeca Film Festival to screen fan favorite flicks in store parking lots all over the country. Now, Walmart has announced the full lineup of movie titles it plans to show over the next few months, and let’s just say you’ll want to start stocking up on popcorn. The jam-packed Walmart Drive-In Series lineup includes crowd-pleasers like Black Panther,The Wizard of Oz, Selena, and Friday Night Lights, as well as...

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Petition launched to replace Columbus statue in Minnesota with Prince statue

Petition launched to replace Columbus statue in Minnesota with Prince statue

Residents of Tennessee recently launched a petition calling on state officials to replace decorative rocks honoring racist losers of an insurrection with big, beautiful statues honoring a true local hero: Dolly Parton. Now, a group of citizens in Minnesota are taking a similar approach, as they’ve launched their own petition with the goal of removing a statue of Christopher Columbus standing on the grounds of the state capitol. In its place, they want to build a statue of the Purple One himself, Prince Rogers Nelson. “Across the nation, city governments are choosing to remove statues of...

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Jun 23
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Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with raping three women

Adult film star Ron Jeremy charged with raping three women

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyRon Jeremy, photo via InstagramAdult film star Ron Jeremy has been charged with raping three women and sexually assaulting another.The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the charges against Jeremy, 67, on Tuesday and issued a warrant for his arrest. The alleged assaults took place between 2014 and 2019 and involved four women between the ages of 24 and 46.Jeremy is specifically charged with eight counts, including forcible rape, forcible penetration and forcible oral copulation. If convicted...

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Jun 23
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100-person choir performs without face masks at Mike Pence event

100-person choir performs without face masks at Mike Pence event

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyChoir performs at Mike Pence event in Texas, photo via CNNDuring the era of coronavirus, large-scale gatherings involving singing are “super-spreading events,” due in part to the fact people spread airborne particles whenever they exhale and inhale deeply to sing. And yet, even as cases spike nationwide, this past weekend saw two brazen examples of large-scale musical gatherings that could have longterm health implications and further worsen the coronavirus crisis. One involved country singer Chase Rice, who with...

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Jun 29
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Dave Chappelle drops surprise, politically-charged Netflix special 8:46: Watch

Dave Chappelle drops surprise, politically-charged Netflix special 8:46: Watch

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyDave Chappelle - "8:46"is back with a surprise new Netflix special called 8:46. The blockbuster comic dropped the near-30 minute special for free on YouTube’s comedy channel late Thursday evening — and for good reason.“Normally I wouldn’t show you something so unrefined, I hope you understand,” Chappelle wrote in the caption, and included a link to the , a nonprofit aimed at fighting racial inequality and mass incarceration.Recorded on June 6th in Yellow Springs, Ohio , the brisk half-hour marks the first time...

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Jun 12
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Anonymous hacks Chicago police scanners to play N.W.A.'s "Fuck Tha Police"

Anonymous hacks Chicago police scanners to play N.W.A.'s "Fuck Tha Police"

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyN.W.A.As the protests over and continue into a new week, we’ve seen everything from to. Over the weekend, the notorious hacker group Anonymous joined the fray by tapping into Chicago Police Department’s radios and playing N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police”.This past Saturday, the notorious hacker group returned to social media to their solidarity with the protestors fighting racism and corruption in the US. “If the police can’t restrain themselves and are shooting reporters, kicking protesters, punching protesters, and...

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Jun 1
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Snoop Dogg says he'd been "Brainwashed" into thinking he couldn't vote

Snoop Dogg says he'd been "Brainwashed" into thinking he couldn't vote

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbySnoop Dogg, photo by Philip Cosoreshas never cast a vote for political office even once in his life. That’s not because he didn’t care about who represented him as elected officials, though. It’s just that he thought he couldn’t legally vote because of his criminal record.Speaking with 92.3’s Big Boy on Thursday, the veteran rapper was asked about people who say, “Voting doesn’t work for me.” Snoop readily admitted, “I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think Imma get out and vote because I can’t...

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J.K. Rowling pens essay defending her stance on transgender people

J.K. Rowling pens essay defending her stance on transgender people

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyJ.K. Rowling, photo via Facebookis making headlines again for her views on transgender individuals and issues. After some of her actions on Twitter in December, she again over the weekend when she seemingly  the existence of non-binary people and gender-nonconforming people. “If sex isn’t real, there’s no same-sex attraction. If sex isn’t real, the lived reality of women globally is erased,” Rowling tweeted. “I know and love trans people, but erasing the concept of sex removes the ability of many to meaningfully...

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Jun 10
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Trump's Space Force loses early trademark battle to Netflix's Space Force

Trump's Space Force loses early trademark battle to Netflix's Space Force

The streaming giant has already beaten the US government at securing trademark rights in Europe, Australia, Mexico, and elsewhere. As President Donald Trump continues to lose his fascist grip over America, so too does his precious Space Force over Netflix’s hit comedy-of-the-same-name. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the streaming giant has beat the US government at securing trademark rights for Space Force in Europe, Australia, Mexico, and elsewhere. What about America? Good question. So far, the Air Force has a pending application based on an intent to use, though nothing has been...

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Jun 8
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Florida to host first drive-in music festival

Florida to host first drive-in music festival

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyDrive-In Tour, photo via GettyWith large-scale indoor group gatherings , drive-in-style outdoor events have emerged as a popular alternative. Everyone from to is planning such events, which would allow attendees to watch live entertainment while practicing social distancing from the safety of their vehicle. In fact, a few drive-in concerts have already been announced: EDM producer Marc Rebillet has set a , while the Texas Rangers are hosting a series of  in their stadium’s parking lot. Now comes word of the...

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May 15
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Hacker group leaks confidential Lady Gaga files, threatens to take down Donald Trump

Hacker group leaks confidential Lady Gaga files, threatens to take down Donald Trump

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyDonald Trump and Lady GagaThis week, a cache of confidential files was leaked by a hacker group. Those same cybercriminals are now aiming to bring down .It all started earlier this week, when Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, one of the most prominent law firms in the entertainment industry, became the target of a hacker group using ransomware called REvil. The massive cyberattack resulted in over 750 gigabytes of stolen data pertaining to the firm’s A-list clientele, which include Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Drake,...

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May 16
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Arkansas governor issues cease and desist over planned rock concert

Arkansas governor issues cease and desist over planned rock concert

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyPhoto by Adi Goldstein on UnsplashArkansas will have to wait for its first rock concert as the state’s governor has issued a cease-and-desist order to the venue planning to stage the event.As previously reported, Bishop Gunn singer/guitarist Travis McCready was set to play at TempleLive in Forth Smith, Arkansas on Friday, May 22nd. It was to mark the first such live event to take place in the country since COVID-19 effectively shuttered the live music industry.In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines,...

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May 13
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Tom Cruise working with NASA on film shot in outer space [Updated]

Tom Cruise working with NASA on film shot in outer space [Updated]

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyTom Cruise and Space Xhas scaled skyscrapers, he’s hung from the side of a flying plane, he’s jumped from an even higher plane, and he’s nearly grown gils while free diving underwater. For his next stunt, however, he wants to leave Earth altogether — and he’s found a perfect partner-in-crime to make it happen.According to , the blockbuster star is working with , his Space X program, and NASA to shoot the first narrative feature film in space. They report this isn’t for one of the forthcoming Mission: Impossible...

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Queen's Brian May severely tears butt muscle in a "moment of over-enthusiastic gardening"

Queen's Brian May severely tears butt muscle in a "moment of over-enthusiastic gardening"

byBrian May of Queen, photo by David Brendan HallTalk about some fat bottomed pain! Legendary guitarist severely tore his buttock muscle during a “moment of over-enthusiastic gardening,” resulting in excruciating discomfort and a visit to the hospital.In an Instagram post, the guitar icon posted a still photo of himself with a protective face mask, and a video of himself being wheeled through hospital hallways from his perspective. With the current COVID-19 pandemic on everyone’s minds, the 72-year-old May assured fans in his written post that “the virus didn’t get [him] yet,” going on to...

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May 8
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Man arrested for camping at Walt Disney World's abandoned Discovery Island

Man arrested for camping at Walt Disney World's abandoned Discovery Island

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyMan Arrested for Camping on Disney Discovery IslandA man was arrested on Thursday for trespassing on Walt Disney World’s notoriously abandoned Discovery Island (via ). Richard McGuire, 42, had been squatting on the island since Monday or Tuesday, no doubt finding its desolate surroundings an ideal utopia at a time when the world similarly seems deserted.More specifically, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office report, McGuire dubbed the locale a “tropical paradise” and claimed he had no idea the property...

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R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World" re-enters charts amid coronavirus outbreak

R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World" re-enters charts amid coronavirus outbreak

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyR.E.M. in 1987, photo via bandThe coronavirus pandemic has led to renewed interest in R.E.M.’s 1987 anthem “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”.As of Sunday afternoon, the song sits at No. 64 on the iTunes singles charts, and it’s climbing higher by the hour. In comparison, at its peak in 1987, “It’s the End of the World” reached No. 69 on the Billboard Top 100.Though it appeared on R.E.M.’s 1987 album Document, the origins of “It’s the End of the World” actually date back several years...

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Top Five: The Definitive Oral History of High Fidelity

Top Five: The Definitive Oral History of High Fidelity

Cover StoryUNPACKING THE MOST VITAL ENTERTAINMENT IN POP CULTUREbyTop five reasons High Fidelity still resonates with us 20 years later…Number 1: Love him or hate him, we all know Rob Gordon. Number 2: We all think ’s cool. Number 3: We’ve all been in relationships. Number 4: Even worse, we’ve all been heartbroken. And finally, number 5, with a bullet: We all live for music.Need we say more?High Fidelity had a lot to live up to ahead of its March 31, 2000, release. By then, ’s book already had a cult following; it was a bible for music obsessives. So, adapting its pages to the screen was a...

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Rihanna donates $4.2 million to domestic violence victims impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns

Rihanna donates $4.2 million to domestic violence victims impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns

Entertainment NewsThe No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV HeadlinesbyRihannaLess than three weeks after for coronavirus relief, is back with another multimillion-dollar donation. As reports, she and Twitter/Square CEO Jack Dorsey are teaming up to provide $4.2 million to victims of domestic violence impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns.The joint grant will be funneled into the Los Angeles Mayor’s Fund, with an eye on the city’s overcrowded shelters. Reportedly, the LA Housing Authority has been forced to turn away 90 people per week since Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Safer at Home Order....

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