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Sudden death?

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U.S. rap label boss dies suddenly

NEW YORK (Billboard) – The head of rap label Def Jam Recordings died suddenly on Saturday, the company said. Shakir Stewart, who was named executive VP of the iconic label in June, committed suicide, according to reports.

Of course he died suddenly. He committed suicide. What idiot commits suicide slowly? You’d have to be really stupid or really hate yourself to do that.

S.M.

That’s a fair point: GBU Editor

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Muscular arm…

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This story shows a picture of britney, and her arm looks photoshopped…

Either that or she has been injecting some powerful steroids in that one arm…

Terry

I can’t comment about steroids, but the picture was not altered. Below is another one from the same event: GBU Editor

Health warning

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“Dark Knight” plans re-release for Oscar push

heath-ledger-180.jpgDirected by Christopher Nolan, the film’s huge commercial and critical success has spurred talk of possible Oscar nominations for its director, producers and cast – most specifically Bale’s co-star, Health Ledger, for the late actor’s edgy performance as the Joker.

You misspelled Heath Ledger’s name. It shows as “Health” in the article about Dark Knight re-releasing in January.

The wrong Lionel

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Montreux lets the Good Times Roll with Quincy Jones

quincy-jones-180.jpgHe is best known as the producer of the album Thriller by icon Michael Jackson, and as the producer and conductor of “We Are The World”, the 1985 hit single written by Jackson and Lionel Hampton that raised money for Ethiopian famine relief.

Your story credits Michael Jackson and Lionel Hampton with the writing of the song “We are the World” It was Lionel Ritchie not Lionel Hampton who worked with M Jackson on WATW – produced by Quincy Jones.

Keeping up with the Joneses

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The photo shown with your article is of the Mick Jones formerly with the Clash, not the Mick Jones of Foreigner.

A Fan

Yes, we corrected. See below: GBU Editor

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And the Tony goes to…

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“South Pacific” wins big at Tony Awards

heights-222.jpgNEW YORK (Reuters) – “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific” dominated Broadway’s top honors, the Tony Awards, with seven prizes on Sunday, followed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “August: Osage County” with five wins.

Hey nice Tony awards story. One question, though — what won best musical (you know, traditionally the night’s top prize)?

The name of the game…

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U.S. video game sales up 37 percent in May: NPD

auto-200.jpgSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. sales of video game hardware and software were $1.12 billion in May, up 37 percent from a year earlier, with Take-Two Interactive Software Corp’s ”Grand Theft Audio 4″ the best-selling title for the month, market researcher NPD said in a report on Thursday.

This article says “Grand Theft Audio 4″ and I believe it’s supposed to be Grand Theft Auto 4.

Negro spirituals

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Chuck Berry won’t sing for ‘Johnny’ in US election

spirituals-180.jpg ”In the ’50s there were certain places we couldn’t ride on the bus,” Berry said. “And now there is a possibility of a black man being in White House. Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, free at last,” he said, quoting the words of a Negro spiritual song famously invoked by assassinated civil rights campaigner Martin Luther King Jr.

I can only hope that the reporter and editors on this story are Brazilian and therefore unfamiliar with how archaic and offensive the term “Negro” is considered here in the U.S.  Seriously.

Not her debut

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Alicia Keys’ troubled time leads to big success

keys-140.jpgIn October, she makes her film debut in “The Secret Life of Bees,” starring Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson. 

Interesting article on Alicia Keys with some new insights in there, but just to point out that this is not her film debut. She has been in two previous feature films, namely Smokin’ Aces and The Nanny Diaries.

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