Kanye West already keeps the media busy enough with what he actually says, so the last thing the world needs is faux quotes designed to manufacture outrage. On the heels of one Kanye West hoax that claimed the rapper compared himself to Nelson Mandela, comes yet another fake set of West quotes, attributed to an interview that never happened with WGCI radio in Chicago. Though the story was picked up by Jezebel and Oh No They Didn't, a rep for West confirmed to The Huffington Post that West never said, "I am going to make Kim Kardashian a bigger performer
Because nothing says Christmas like R. Kelly's baby-making jams, the R&B singer announced this week that he will be releasing a holiday album in time for Dec. 25, 2014. To be called "12 Nights of Christmas," the album won't be filled with Christmas classics. "It's gonna be a lot of love-making," R. Kelly said of the project. "I come with that, bearing gifts." This won't be R. Kelly's first venture into holiday music.
With earnings of $125 million, pop singer Madonna is the highest-paid woman in music, easily surpassing Lady Gaga and country-pop singer Taylor Swift, Forbes said on Wednesday. Much of Madonna's earnings from June 2012 to June 2013 were from her worldwide MDNA Tour, which pulled in $305 million. She is "music's top earner of any genre or gender and the highest-paid celebrity of any stripe," according to Forbes. Lady Gaga, with $80 million, jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 this year, despite her Born This Way Ball tour being cut short due to an injury.
Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, ramping up a challenge to rivals such as Pandora. Spotify released applications that allow users to listen to songs from the Sweden-based company's library using Apple or Android mobile devices. "Today we're giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone and the tablet," said Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek.
Looking forward to sitting down with a glass of eggnog and tuning in to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" this Saturday? NBC has other plans for you. The network has decided to encore last week's "Sound Of Music Live!" on Dec. 14, meaning the classic Christmas movie will be bumped to Dec. 20. Although Carrie Underwood's portrayal of Maria von Trapp was slammed by critics and longtime "Sound Of Music" fans, we can't exactly blame NBC for wanting to re-air the special. After all, 18.47 million viewers tuned in for its original Dec. 5 broadcast, making it the most-watched non-sports
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