TMZ is reporting that Ke$ha is suing her longtime producer Dr. Luke for sexual assault and battery, which she says began at age 18, when he signed her to his label Kemosabe Records, an offshoot of Sony. The singer says that Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, 41, made her use drugs and sexually assaulted her for years, including one incident in which he gave her “sober pills” and she woke up the next morning in his bed, sore and with no recollection of what happened the night before. The suit also alleges that Luke was verbally abusive to the now 27-year-old, insulting her physical appearance and contributing to her developing an eating disorder. Dr. Luke is largely considered one of the more influential music producers working today. Keep reading »
Last week, Nicki Minaj released the artwork for her new single “Anaconda,” featuring the rapper in a squat position with her large posterior aimed directly at viewers. The image was met with mostly support from fans and critics but some questioned if the image was “too racy.” In response to those criticisms, Minaj tweeted several Sports Illustrated photos with White swimsuit models in similar poses and the message “angelic” and “acceptable,” hinting at society’s racial bias that does not treat Black bodies with the same respect as White ones — a statement that was met with more controversy. Keep reading »
Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s a handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!
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Speaking of “apology tours,” Robin Thicke has released the track list for his upcoming album, Paula — named after his estranged wife Paula Patton — and it is a sad, obsessive mess. We already have heard the single, “Get Her Back,” and the majority of 13 other songs on the album, title-wise at least, seem to be referencing Thicke’s quest to do just that: Keep reading »
Ever tried (and failed!) to sing Beyoncé at karaoke? I have! And so has actress Nina Millin, whose terrible attempt at warbling Bey inspired her to try performing some of her songs as dramatic monologues instead. So far, she’s tackled “Irreplaceable” (above), “Mine” and “If I Were A Boy” (after the jump), all of which work perfectly as theatrical monologues. I would really love to see Millin and an actor friend do “Drunk In Love” as a dramatic scene next. I wonder if she takes requests… [via Jezebel] Keep reading »