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Timberlake After Arrest: 'I Know Sometimes I'm Hard to Love'

Singer performs at first concert since being detained on Long Island for DWI, speaks out

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake has finally broken his silence on his DWI arrest earlier this week on Long Island. "It's been a tough week, but you're here and I'm here, and nothing can change this moment right now," the 43-year-old singer told the audience at Chicago's...

Justin Timberlake's Mug Shot Is Out
Timberlake's Mugshot Released

Timberlake's Mugshot Released

As is video that appears to show him driving before being pulled over in New York

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake's mugshot has been released by the Sag Harbor Police Department, hours after his arrest early Tuesday on charges of driving while intoxicated in the coastal New York village. Deadline describes the singer-actor's eyes as "bloodshot and glassy." A source tells People that at his...

Fan's Suit Rips Madonna for 'Pornography Without Warning'

Class-action complaint takes singer to task for 'sexual acts,' 'topless women' at concert

(Newser) - Filed today in the "did you know what concert you were going to see" category: A (former?) fan has sued Madonna and Live Nation for what he says was a concert filled with "pornography without warning," with half-naked women, "sexual acts" performed onstage, and uncomfortably warm...

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass
Daughter Refutes
Longtime Rumor
on Death of
Mama Cass

Daughter Refutes Longtime Rumor on Death of Mama Cass

No, Cass Elliot of the Mamas & Papas didn't choke on a ham sandwich, says Owen Elliot-Kugell

(Newser) - It's been a longtime standing joke/rumor/what have you that Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot, aka "Mama Cass," died after choking on a ham sandwich, but her daughter (and only child) is now here to set the record straight. "In my younger years, when people...

Randy Travis Teams Up With AI in First Song Since Losing Voice

Country singer hasn't released a new tune since 2013, until now with 'Where That Came From'

(Newser) - Randy Travis' 2013 stroke kept him out of the recording studio for a decade, but the 65-year-old country star now has a new song out, thanks to a little help from artificial intelligence. Travis has released "Where That Came From," his first tune since the stroke that left...

Looks Like Hall & Oates Is Over for Real

Darryl Hall confirms he and John Oates are kaput as a duo: 'All I can say is people change'

(Newser) - In news that Variety says is akin to "a final split between peanut butter and jelly," Daryl Hall confirms what's been whispered about for some time: The pop duo Hall & Oates, with business partner and bandmate John Oates, is officially kaput. "That is correct,"...

American Idol Alum Found Dead in Nashville

No word on cause of death for 47-year-old Grammy winner Mandisa Hundley, on show's Season 5

(Newser) - A singer who performed on the fifth season of American Idol nearly 20 years ago died Thursday in Tennessee's capital. "We can confirm that yesterday Mandisa was found in her home deceased," a rep for the singer says in a statement, per People . "At this time...

Country Star Morgan Wallen Ends Weekend in the Pokey

Star arrested in Nashville after cops say he hurled a chair off a bar rooftop

(Newser) - Morgan Wallen had quite the weekend in Nashville, ending his Sunday night out in Tennessee's capital with an arrest. WKRN reports that the 30-year-old country star was detained after allegedly throwing a chair from the rooftop of the six-story Chief's bar, owned by fellow country performer (and Field ...

Country Star Has Heart Attack After 'Vibrant' 2.5-Hour Set

'Dirt Road Anthem' co-writer, singer Colt Ford, 53, is said to be in 'stable but critical' condition in Arizona

(Newser) - Colt Ford's Thursday show in Arizona this week went off without a hitch, but he's now making headlines for what happened afterward. Per TMZ , the 53-year-old country-rap star put on a "vibrant performance," but the outlet reports he then suffered a heart attack after the show...

Mel B: Other Spice Girls Booted Me From Group Chat

Singer says she was kicked out of message chain by other members of UK girl group

(Newser) - Unfairly or not, Victoria Beckham (aka "Posh Spice") is often pegged as the aloof, unapproachable member of the Spice Girls—but she's not the one who's been booted from the UK girl band's group chat. The Cut notes that Melanie Brown, whose stage name is...

'Harvard Has Taylor, Vermont State Has Weird Al!'

University will offer a course on comedic singer Yankovic in the fall

(Newser) - If you've ever longed for a glimpse inside the imagination of Alfred Yankovic and you're a student at Vermont State University, your two worlds are about to collide. The higher-ed institution will be offering a course this fall dedicated to the quirky singer-songwriter known as "Weird Al,...

At Suggestion She'll Perform at Olympics, She's Bombarded

French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura accused by France's far right of butchering the language

(Newser) - Aya Nakamura is "the most listened-to French artist in the world," according to the organizing committee of the Paris Olympics, so it makes sense that she might perform at the opening ceremony in July. There's been much speculation that she will. Local media reported Nakamura had discussed...

Guess Who's Coming Back to Spotify?
Guess Who's
Coming Back
to Spotify?

Guess Who's Coming Back to Spotify?

Neil Young announces return to streaming platform, still complaining about 'low-res' files

(Newser) - More than two years ago, Neil Young yanked his songs off of Spotify, a protest against what Young said was COVID vaccine misinformation being circulated by podcaster Joe Rogan. Now the singer-songwriter has announced he's coming back to the streaming music platform, though the Consequence of Sound describes his...

Grammy Winner's Jet Makes Emergency Landing in LA

Smoke filled the cockpit of Karol G's plane

(Newser) - Grammy-winning singer Karol G and her entourage escaped without injury after her private jet made an emergency landing in Los Angeles Thursday night. The aircraft took off from the Hollywood Burbank Airport with 16 people on board but it turned back at the Cajon Pass, around 60 miles east of...

George Michael Gets His Own Coins
George Michael
Gets His Own Coins

George Michael Gets His Own Coins

Wham! frontman will grace front of limited-edition currency issued by UK's Royal Mint

(Newser) - You gotta have more than "Faith" to pocket the new George Michael coin. A commemorative minting of coins that rolled out in the UK on Monday ranged in price from a couple of banknotes to a small fortune as the late musician continues to rack up posthumous honors years...

Here Are the Big Shots Billy Joel Wants in His Superband

'Piano Man' singer says he'd love to collaborate with Sting, John Mayer, and Don Henley

(Newser) - Billy Joel has been back in the headlines lately, with his first new song released in 17 years and a performance at the Grammys . Now, the Piano Man is stirring the pot for fans even more with talk of a superband, and he's got quite the wish list for...

Usher Squeezes In a Big Vegas Tradition After Super Bowl

Superstar weds longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea after headlining NFL championship game

(Newser) - Usher and longtime partner Jenn Goicoechea married in Las Vegas just hours after the R&B superstar's headline appearance at the Super Bowl halftime show by an officiant known to dress as an Elvis Presley impersonator. The couple married Sunday at Vegas Weddings, according to a marriage certificate made...

First a Surprise Swift Album, Now One for Bey

Beyonce drops 2 new country tracks during Super Bowl, announces release of 'Act II' on March 29

(Newser) - Beyonce was at the Super Bowl on Sunday in Las Vegas, but it was her Verizon commercial airing for viewers at home that generated the most excitement as she teased what turned out to be a surprise new album and the release of two singles. In the clip, which the...

She Had a Massive Hit With the Shangri-Las

She Had
a Massive Hit
With the

She Had a Massive Hit With the Shangri-Las

Mary Weiss of 'Leader of the Pack' fame and more is dead at 75

(Newser) - A familiar voice from the 1960s has died. Mary Weiss, lead singer of the Shangri-Las, was 75, reports Rolling Stone . The group is best known for "Leader of the Pack," which reached No. 1 in 1964 and entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, per...

Sinead O'Connor's Cause of Death Revealed

Irish singing icon died of natural causes, coroner says

(Newser) - The statement from the coroner in Sinead O'Connor's death doesn't mince words: "This is to confirm that Ms O'Connor died of natural causes," the Southwark Coroner's Court in London said on Tuesday, adding that "the coroner has therefore ceased their involvement in...

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