DJ AM FOUND DEAD
Saturday, August 29, 2009
DJ AM was found dead in the PM. The body of the popular DJ was found yesterday afternoon at his apartment in New York City. TMZ reports that a crack pipe and pill bottles were found near his body. Sources also tell TMZ that he was distraught over a recent breakup with a girlfriend. He was also having post-traumatic stress from surviving that deadly plane crash with Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker last September.
Still can't figure out who DJ AM is? He once dated Hollywood socialite turned mama Nicole Richie.
One more interesting note. DJ AM's final Tweet was: "New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york ain't always as it seems."
posted by jc @ 9:29 AM, ,
The Los Angeles County Coroner has confirmed all the buzz. Michael Jackson's death has been ruled a homicide. " The report notes that the surgical anesthetic propofol and the tranquilizer Ativan were found to be the "primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death back on June 25.
Jackson's family released a statement upon hearing the news. "The Jackson family again wishes to commend the actions of the Coroner, the LAPD and other law enforcement agencies, and looks forward to the day that justice can be served."
So, now what? The spotlight of blame continues to shine brightly on Jacko's personal doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray. He gave the gloved one the combo of drugs that led to his death. So far, no charges have been filed. Murray remains a free man, but that could change at any moment.
Labels: death of michael jackson
posted by jc @ 9:28 AM, ,
NEW MUSIC: JAY SEAN
Friday, August 28, 2009
Jay Sean was born and raised in London, England. His real name is Kamaljit Singh Jhooti, so you can see why he choose a stage name. Jay Sean showed talent at an early age, forming a rap group with his cousin at the age of 11. He later enrolled in college to study medicine, but dropped out to pursue music. In 2008, he signed with Cash Money records, making him the first British Asian artist to be signed by an American label. This is his first U.S. single, "Down," featuring Lil Wayne.
posted by jc @ 10:31 AM, ,
SENATOR TED KENNEDY DIES
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It's the end of an era. Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy has died. He passed away early this morning in Hyannis Port after battling brain cancer for months. Kennedy was 77 years old.
“We’ve lost the irreplaceable center of our family and joyous light in our lives, but the inspiration of his faith, optimism, and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever,’’ Kennedy's family said in a statement.
Kennedy was one of the longest-serving and most influential senators in U.S. history. He was also a strong supporter of healthcare reform, which President Obama is pushing for. Mr. Obama is on vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Today, he took time out to remember his colleague and friend.
"I cherished his confidence and momentous support in my race for the presidency. And even as he waged a valiant struggle with a mortal illness, I've profited as president from his encouragement and wisdom," Mr. Obama said.
Ted Kennedy was the last surviving brother of the Kennedy clan. His sister, Eunice, died about two weeks ago. So far, no word on when a funeral will be held for Kennedy.
posted by jc @ 11:33 AM, ,
GARY COLEMAN'S NEW JOB
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Pint-sized actor Gary Coleman has a new gig. He's endorsing Canadian french fry company, New York Fries, in a series of print and billboard ads across the country. The copy reads, "After 25 years some things are still fresh." New York Fries says they went through a list of old school celebs and decided on Coleman because people still have affection for him. No word on how much Coleman is banking off the ads.
posted by jc @ 2:18 PM, ,
BREAST IMPLANTS IDENTIFY MURDERED MODEL
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore's body was found last weekend, stuffed inside a suitcase in a dumpster in Buena Park, California. Her murdered apparently wanted to make sure she could not be identified. Her teeth were pulled out. Her fingers were cut off. Now, investigators say they were able to identify her by the serial numbers on her breast implants. Only in California.
The suspect in this grisly murder is Ryan Jenkins. He appeared on the cheesy VH1 reality show, "Megan Wants A Millionaire." An international manhunt for Jenkins is now underway. It's believe he crossed the border into his native Canada. Authorities have promised Fiore's family that they will leave no stones unturned to find her alleged killer. Let's hope they catch this punk.
UPDATE: Ryan Jenkins hanged himself in a Canadian hotel over the weekend. VH1 has pulled all of its reality shows featuring him.
posted by jc @ 10:41 AM, ,
Comedy Central has canceled its popular show, RENO 911. Fans aren't taking it lightly. A Website, savereno911.com, has been set up by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. Visitors are urged to sign a petition and leave comments in the hopes that the show gets picked up for another season. There are also Facebook and Twitter petitions for fans of the show.
It's stars are responding. Actor Joe Lo Truglio plays Deputy Frank Rizzo on the show. He says, "Many thanks to all the fans and the people who started this site. This is a great show to be part of, and I hope this campaign will bring the footchases, the rollerskates, the big booty, and, of course, the tiny shorts back into living rooms across America once again. Thanks everybody!"
posted by jc @ 10:32 AM, ,
OCTOMOM: GO AWAY!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
We thought we had seen the last of the octomom. Unfortunately, we were very wrong.
Nadya Suleman was back and more pathetic than ever in a two-hour (!!!!) documentary on Fox. The show followed her in the days before and after she gave birth to eight children. The opening scene, showed Octo putting on lipstick for the cameras before bringing the first of her flock home. Real nice.
They teased never-before-seen video of the delivery, but I didn't stick around to watch. I suspect few others did too. 10 minutes was enough. This special was about four months too late. No one cares anymore. Would someone just find those kids a better home?
posted by jc @ 8:56 PM, ,
Don Hewitt, the creator of "60 Minutes," has died. Hewitt's career in journalism spanned over 60 years. He directed the first network newscast featuring Douglas Edwards on May 3, 1948. He also produced the first televised presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy in 1960. The "60 Minutes" watch began ticking on September 14, 1968. Hewitt stayed with the show until 2004. While he was at the helm, "60 Minutes" won 73 Emmy awards and nine Peabody awards. Don Hewitt died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Bridgehampton, NY. He leaves behind a wife of 30 years. Don Hewitt was 86 years old.
posted by jc @ 12:05 PM, ,
If you've been on Twitter you already know that most of the things people post are completely pointless. Now, a new study confirms it.
Pear Analytics studies Twitter messages and found that less than 10 percent of them contained any kind of valuable information.
40.5% classified as "pointless babble"
37.5% were considered "conversation"
8.7% contained "pass-along value"
posted by jc @ 10:03 AM, ,
SUGAR RAY'S MARK MCGRATH OPENS UP ON 'HOWARD STERN'
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sugar Ray is back with a new album after a few years off. This morning, the band's lead singer Mark McGrath appeared on the Howard Stern show to promote it. He was very open about his life. The 41-year-old McGrath admitted that he's used Botox. He also spoke about hooking up with Paris Hilton. McGrath said she's great in bed adding, "she knows what the hell she's doing."
McGrath talked about the four years he hosted 'EXTRA.' He said it was a great gig that paid him almost seven figures a year. And you couldn't beat the schedule. He worked 8AM to 2PM.
Besides the new album, McGrath is also starring in a new reality show on VH1. The show will be a lot like Scott Baio's old show. McGrath will have to decide if he wants to stay with his on and off girlfriend of 15 years or find someone new.
posted by jc @ 3:20 PM, ,
IS HOWARD STERN'S WIFE DANCING WITH THE STARS?
Friday, August 14, 2009
For weeks, Howard Stern has been complaining that his wife, Beth, will be out in Los Angeles for a month. Howard says she will be taking part in a reality show. Now, bloggers are buzzing that that reality show is DANCING WITH THE STARS. Howard and Beth are huge fans of the show. We'll have to wait until Monday morning to find out for sure. Host Tom Bergeron will be on GMA to announce the cast for the next season.
posted by jc @ 9:14 PM, ,
There's lots of buzz about Jay Leno's new show. Will it work in primetime? Who knows. But we do know that it will have a fighting chance based on its first guests. On his first show, Jay Leno will chat it up with Jerry Seinfeld. Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna are all booked to perform. The JAY LENO SHOW starts on September 14th at 10pm/ET on NBC.
With Leno returning to late night, there's sure to be an even bigger battle for guests. Not just with the competition. Leno and O'Brien will have to compete for big names. Who will win? This could get interesting. For now, here's a look at the shows that have gotten the hosts their biggest ratings in the past:
May 20, 1993: 22.4 mil viewers; cast of "Cheers"
May 25, 1992: 16.1 mil; Billy Crystal (debut)
May 14, 1998: 15 mil; "Seinfeld" finale special
March 19, 2009: 14.6 mil; President Obama
Jan. 24, 2005: 13.4 mil; Johnny Carson tribute
May 6, 2004: 4.9 mil viewers; Brad Pitt
Jan. 24, 2005: 3.9 mil; Johnny Carson tribute
Nov. 27, 2002: 3.8 mil; Andy Richter/Snoop Dogg
Dec. 30, 1999: 3.8 mil; Darrell Hammond
Dec. 21, 2000: 3.5 mil; animated holiday special
posted by jc @ 8:47 PM, ,
SETH MACFARLANE: STEWIE IS GAY
Thursday, August 13, 2009
If you watch FAMILY GUY, you know there's been plenty of innuendo that baby Stewie is gay. Now, it's confirmed.
FAMILY GUY creator Seth MacFarlane is spilling some of this secrets of the show in the September issue of PLAYBOY.
He says in part, "Ultimately, Stewie will be gay or a very unhappy repressed heterosexual. It also explains why he’s so hellbent on killing [his mother, Lois] and taking over the world: He has a lot of aggression, which comes from confusion and uncertainty about his orientation."
Read more here: http://tiny.cc/oK7tx
posted by jc @ 1:33 PM, ,
Usher is looking to strike gold with some young, new talent. Meet Justin Bieber. He's only 15 years old. Born in Ontario, Canada, Bieber started singing just three years ago. He was discovered on YouTube after posting videos from a local singing competition. His big break came when he met Usher by chance. He auditioned and was offered a recording contract by Island Def Jam's L.A. Reid. This is his first single, "One Time." Bieber's album, "My World," will be released later this year. Gotta say, this song is pretty catchy. Maybe Usher has the next Jesse McCartney on his hands. Judge for yourself.
posted by jc @ 11:52 AM, ,
After about two years of the old look, it was time for something new. Hope you like the NEW LOOK of the DAILY EDITION. Things have moved around a bit. There will also be some new categories popping up over the next few weeks, so be sure to check back often!
posted by jc @ 11:42 AM, ,
STUDENT ORDERED TO PAY $675,000 FOR MUSIC DOWNLOADS
Saturday, August 01, 2009
You've done it. He did it. Only, he got caught.
A Boston University grad student who admitted he downloaded music has been ordered to pay $675,000 to the recording industry. Joel Tenenbaum, of Providence, Rhode Island, admitted in court that he downloaded and distributed 30 songs. Jurors ordered him to pay a whopping $22,000 per song. Tenenbaum, who's just 25 years old, says he'll have to file for bankruptcy if the verdict stands. His lawyer plans to appeal the decision.
This whole story is as outrageous as it is sickening. Don't these billion-dollar recording companies have better things to do? Did this one college kid really hurt their bottom lines? And how are a select few downloaders targeted for lawsuits, while millions of others are getting away with it? This kid's life is turned upside-down, all so record companies can make an example out of him. Completely unfair.
posted by jc @ 9:44 AM, ,
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