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Led Zeppelin lose first round in legal battle

The opening legal maneuver in the lawsuit against Led Zeppelin over the song Stairway to Heaven has gone against the band.

The lawsuit, which was filed by the family of the late Randy California (Randy Craig Wolfe) of Spirit, claims that Zeppelin used a significant part of the Spirit song Taurus in their composition Stairway to Heaven. Continue →

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Ariana Grande 'cancels trip over Ebola fear'

Ariana Grande reportedly cancelled her trip to Spain as she’s scared of Ebola.

The US star was due to travel to the European country to promote her music, but earlier this month it was announced that the visit had been postponed until November.

Now it’s emerged her apparent fear of contracting the disease, which saw a Spanish nurse infected recently, is behind the move.

‘Ariana’s promo trip had to be cancelled – her team weren’t prepared to take any chances during the incubation period,” a source divulged to British newspaper The Sun.

‘Of course, some people might think it’s an over-reaction but everyone agreed it was the right decision.

‘It’s nothing against her Spanish plans and she was conscious to make sure the visit was put back in the diary in the future.’

Ebola has affected thousands in West Africa, but not many people in Europe have contracted the virus yet.

It seems the 21-year-old’s cautious decision could cause some havoc with her schedule.

‘They ended up having to juggle all her plans at the last minute and reschedule the trip,” the insider continued.

‘Ariana headed to Paris instead and now won’t get round to visiting Spain until November at the earliest, if at all this year.’

And Ebola isn’t the only thing on Ariana’s mind. Continue →

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Ricky Martin: I want more babies!

Ricky Martin wants ‘maybe three’ daughters.

The 42-year-old singer is father to six-year-old twin boys Matteo and Valentino, who were born via surrogate. He can’t get enough of parenthood and would love to add to his brood; something his kids would like too.

‘Not one, not two, maybe three!’ he laughed to ET, when asked if he’d like a little girl. Continue →

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Orbital call time as Paul Hartnoll reveals new album

After a very successful reunion in 2008 that included sell out tours, headline appearances at festivals around the world, special guest Matt Smith as Doctor Who at Glastonbury, the Paralympics opening ceremony with Professor Stephen Hawking, and not forgetting the highly- acclaimed album ‘Wonky’, brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll have decided to bring down the curtain on Orbital’s remarkable 25 year career.

‘Orbital had stopped working properly. Continue →

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Sinéad O'Connor 'never linked to Pope performance'

Sinead O’Connor was reportedly never being lined up to perform with Pope Francis at an awards show.

The 47-year-old singer had claimed on her blog that her American Music Awards performance was cancelled because the holy leader had not agreed to appear alongside her.

But it is now claimed that the organisers of the awards ceremony, Dick Clark Productions, in fact never wanted the Pope involved.

According to TMZ, the production company allegedly never planned to reach out to the Pope to ask him to introduce the singer.

Sinead’s hostile public image with regards to religion is a result of a Saturday Night Live performance she gave in 1992. Continue →

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Beyoncé 'wants Jay to get healthy'

Beyonce Knowles has reportedly asked Jay Z to take better care of his health.

The 33-year-old singer is said to be worried about her husband’s weight and has apparently asked him to consider a diet following their On The Run tour.

It’s suggested the singing queen thinks her spouse could slim down by about 20lbs.

‘She’s so over his size and thinks it’s ridiculous that he doesn’t take care of his health,’ a source claimed to the American edition of OK! magazine.

Apparently the songstress is primarily concerned about the health issues Jay may face if he does not tone up. Continue →

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Albums of the Year celebrated in new series

Tastemakers including Zane Lowe, Jamie T, Huw Stephens, Jen Long, Gilles Peterson, Sara Cox, MistaJam and Rudimental have championed the albums they feel should be crowned the overall winner of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize in a new series of short films.

The twelve Champions Films, which are currently available to view on the Mercury Prize’s official YouTube channel ‘ www.youtube.com/mercuryprize – feature a range of well known presenters and musicians explaining why they feel particular albums deserve to win this year’s Prize.

The 2014 Champions and their ‘Albums of the Year’ are:

Ade Adepitan – Young Fathers ‘Dead’
Gemma Cairney – Nick Mulvey ‘First Mind’
Gilles Peterson – GoGo Penguin ‘v2.0′
Huw Stephens – East India Youth ‘Total Strife Forever’
Jameela Jamil – Bombay Bicycle Club ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’
Jamie Cullum – Polar Bear ‘In Each and Every One’
Jamie T – Damon Albarn ‘Everyday Robots’
Jen Long – Anna Calvi ‘One Breath’
MistaJam – Kate Tempest ‘Everybody Down’
Rudimental – Jungle ‘Jungle’
Sara Cox – FKA twigs ‘LP1′
Zane Lowe – Royal Blood ‘Royal Blood’

Mercury Prize Executive Producer, Dan Ford, says: ‘These short films really highlight the incredible range of music that can be found on this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist. Continue →

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Adele 'wants to get record right'

Adele reportedly wants to ensure her new record is perfect in every way.

The 26-year-old singer hasn’t released an LP since her Grammy-winning 2011 offering 21.

But according to songwriter Diane Warren, who has worked with Cher, Mariah Carey and Celine Dion in the past, Adele is working hard on crafting the perfect sounds for her third studio album.

‘I flew to London to work on new stuff with Adele last year,’ Diane told UK newspaper The Sun.

‘We did some great songs but I don’t know if they’ve made the record. Continue →

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This Marching Band Performed Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies,’ And We Wanna Put A Ring On It

The Florida State University Seminoles crushed Notre Dame on Saturday (October 18) in an epic turnaround game, saving the team’s still-undefeated status. And do you know who the football players have to thank for their victory streak? Beyoncé, obviously.

The FSU Marching Chiefs practically stole the show this past weekend with a halftime performance to be remembered, documented and shared for all the world to see. Continue →

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New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert Talks Growing Up, Looking Back, And Moving Forward On ‘Resurrection’

A lot can change for a band in nearly two decades. There are the normal everyday life ups and downs that everyone goes through, of course, and there’s the waxing and waning of cultural trends and public perception to contend with. Continue →

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This Twerking Turtle Must Be Stopped

This past weekend, a video of a turtle reportedly “twerking” to Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle” under a water faucet hit YouTube, and the devastating effects of his much-publicized indiscretion are already palpable.

According to the Completely Fictional Center For Turtle Health And Well-Being, twerking among turtles is up 31 percent in the 18-49 year old demographic since the video’s upload on Saturday (October 18).

Perhaps even more concerning, a shocking 57 percent rise in twerk-related activity has been documented in the under-18 set of impressionable, hard-shelled youths.

This increase comes at the cost of a variety of turtle activities, like turtle-homework, turtle-prayer group, turtle-recycling and turtle-remembering to call your mother. Continue →

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Jason Derulo break-up sparks creativity

Billboard ​caught ​up with Jason Derulo – who recently broke up with longtime girlfriend Jordan Sparks – to talk about his most recent hit and how his break-up is affecting his songwriting.

When asked about using his breakup with Sparks for inspiration for new music, Derulo admitted:

“Oh, 100 percent. Continue →

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Sinéad O'Connor 'never linked to Pope performance'

Sinéad O’Connor was reportedly never being lined up to perform with Pope Francis at an awards show.

The 47-year-old singer had claimed on her blog that her American Music Awards performance was cancelled because the holy leader had not agreed to appear alongside her.

But it is now claimed that the organisers of the awards ceremony, Dick Clark Productions, in fact never wanted the Pope involved.

According to TMZ, the production company allegedly never planned to reach out to the Pope to ask him to introduce the singer.

Sinéad’s hostile public image with regards to religion is a result of a Saturday Night Live performance she gave in 1992. Continue →

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Kylie Jenner 'accompanies Tyga to Europe'

Kylie Jenner has apparently travelled to Europe with Tyga.

The 17-year-old reality star and the 24-year-old rapper have been denying they’re a couple but this trip abroad may suggest otherwise.

The pair were spotted in England before landing in Greece for one of his concerts, according to TMZ.

They were first seen together at Gatwick Airport on Friday where they arrived from the United States.

Kylie is said to have then accompanied the Rack City hitmaker to Bordeaux in France and Geneva in Switzerland before touching down in Athens. Continue →

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Beyoncé 'wants Jay to get healthy'

Beyoncé Knowles has reportedly asked Jay Z to take better care of his health.

The 33-year-old singer is said to be worried about her husband’s weight and has apparently asked him to consider a diet following their On The Run tour.

It’s suggested the singing queen thinks her spouse could slim down by about 20lbs.

‘She’s so over his size and thinks it’s ridiculous that he doesn’t take care of his health,’ a source claimed to the American edition of OK! magazine.

Apparently the songstress is primarily concerned about the health issues Jay may face if he does not tone up. Continue →

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Favourite albums of the Year celebrated in new series

Tastemakers including Zane Lowe, Jamie T, Huw Stephens, Jen Long, Gilles Peterson, Sara Cox, MistaJam and Rudimental have championed the albums they feel should be crowned the overall winner of the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize in a new series of short films.

The twelve Champions Films, which are currently available to view on the Mercury Prize’s official YouTube channel ‘ www.youtube.com/mercuryprize – feature a range of well known presenters and musicians explaining why they feel particular albums deserve to win this year’s Prize.

The 2014 Champions and their ‘Albums of the Year’ are:

Ade Adepitan – Young Fathers ‘Dead’
Gemma Cairney – Nick Mulvey ‘First Mind’
Gilles Peterson – GoGo Penguin ‘v2.0′
Huw Stephens – East India Youth ‘Total Strife Forever’
Jameela Jamil – Bombay Bicycle Club ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’
Jamie Cullum – Polar Bear ‘In Each and Every One’
Jamie T – Damon Albarn ‘Everyday Robots’
Jen Long – Anna Calvi ‘One Breath’
MistaJam – Kate Tempest ‘Everybody Down’
Rudimental – Jungle ‘Jungle’
Sara Cox – FKA twigs ‘LP1′
Zane Lowe – Royal Blood ‘Royal Blood’

Mercury Prize Executive Producer, Dan Ford, says: ‘These short films really highlight the incredible range of music that can be found on this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlist. Continue →

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11 Minimalist Horror Movie Posters That Will Terrify You, Minimally

artwork by Shannon Baek, Quinlan Omahne, and Dahee Yang.

Horror movie posters like “Candyman” and “Evil Dead 2″ tend to favor the gory and/or terrifying over anything vaguely resembling minimalism — a photo of a bee flying into someone’s eye is bound to grab one’s attention, after all. Continue →

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Never Fear, ‘Gotham’: Heroes Are On The Way

Things look pretty grim for “Gotham,” even in its early days. Villains are gathering, the mobs are warring and even the city’s one good cop, future Commissioner James Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is having trouble staying on the side of angels.

But don’t worry, Gothamites: heroes are on their way.

That’s what MTV News found out when we caught up with the cast of FOX’s hit show at New York Comic-Con. Continue →

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Jason Derulo Says Songs Inspired By Jordin Sparks Breakup Are ‘100 Percent’ On The Way

I don’t know about you, but we’re still pretty sad that Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo broke up, but like Jordin said, we’re trying to look on the bright side:

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Britney Spears’ British Accent Is Back! Go Call The Gov-a-nah

Britney Spears loves to use her Britishney accent in her music, but is the songstress’ imitation of her friends across the pond brilliant enough to land a film role?

The “Work Bitch” singer attempts her best accent during an audition for tennis pro Andy Murray and “IT Crowd” actor Richard Ayoade in a promo for Stand Up to Cancer’s fake biopic “Andy Murray: The Movie.” The 32-year-old is up for the role of Murray’s girlfriend Kim Sears.

“Cool, blimey, guv’nor! Should we celebrate with a cup of tea and a biscuit?” BRITney says in a rather uncertain Cockney. Continue →

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