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Rebecca Black Sends Message to the Haters: ‘Friday’ Hits #39 on iTunes


Success is truly the best revenge. Rebecca Black — an unsigned 13-year-old singer who has become a YouTube sensation with a song Rolling Stone called an “unintentional parody of modern pop” — has reached over 16 million views and a top slot on iTunes. Still, the teen says she cried over the harsh feedback online.

In an interview with GMA, she said the negative onslaught initially got to her:

“At first, when I first saw all these nasty comments, I did cry. I felt like this was my fault. And I shouldn’t have done this, and this is all because of me. And now I don’t feel that way.”

She now seems to be having a little fun with all the attention, playing on some critiques by taking to Twitter to ask if she should have a bowl of cereal or fried eggs to eat (haters bemoan that the chorus to “Friday” sounds like “fried eggs,” she also sings about her breakfast routine in the song). Read more… Keep reading »

Sad News Out Of The LBC: Rapper Nate Dogg Dead At Age 41


Rapper Nate Dogg, who is best known for his smooth-voiced collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, and, above, Warren G, died yesterday after a battling health problems for a number of years. He was 41. Nate Dogg — born Nathan D. Hale — suffered from two strokes in the last few years, though it’s not clear what his actual cause of death was. R.I.P. Nate, may you continue to regulate in the afterlife. [MTV} Keep reading »

No Binoculars Needed For Noah And The Whale Watching

Noah and the Whale are the kind of cute British boys who wear suspenders, strum ukuleles, and name themselves after their favorite indie movie. (Which would be “The Squid and the Whale,” directed by Noah Bumbach.) Oh, and did we mention the whistling? Their new album, Last Night on Earth, sounds much more produced in a studio rather than recorded in a beach house basement by guys playing with slinkys in between takes. Overall, it has a bit of a Tom Petty vibe, which is strange considering the whole British thing. Still, they give the sound a whimsical spin, naturally.

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This Adam Lambert Fellow Is Really Quite Talented


Last night, during the results show of “American Idol,” season eight runner-up, Adam Lambert, took the stage to perform an acoustic version of his song “Aftermath.” I didn’t watch much of Lambert’s season of “Idol” but I do recall thinking he had great stage presence and a solid set of pipes. I also appreciated how out and proud he was about his being gay, especially given “Idol”‘s reach and influence — seeing someone like Lambert excel can do much to inspire a young gay teen who maybe feels ostracized at home and in his community. Acceptance is a primary theme in “Aftermath,” but I have to say I was especially impressed by just how good Lambert’s performance was. I know I am late to the party, but I’m officially a fan. Keep reading »

Jack White’s Awesome Record Truck


What is Jack White up to now that The White Stripes have hung up their black, white, and red gear? He is trying to rectify the fact that, as explained in this video, “97 percent of high school aged kids have NEVER been to a standalone record store. Never.” And so Jack has devised the Rolling Record Store, which comes stocked with records from his label, Third Man. Jack will take the store on the road from his home in Nashville to Austin for South by Southwest next week. Very cool. My only question is—yellow? What has happened to you, Jack? [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Get Yer Ke$ha Condoms

“If you come to a live show, it’s a sensory assault. You will leave covered in sweat, beer, glitter, and, just maybe, you’ll get a special edition Ke$ha condom. If it breaks, you have to name your daughter or son after me.”

Ke$ha tells the BBC that at upcoming concerts, 10,000 specialty Ke$ha condoms will be fired out of cannon at the audience. The condoms are made by Lifestyles and have the word “cannibal” printed on the wrapper. I think we know who to blame if ‘Ke$ha’ shoots to the top of the most popular baby name list in 2011. Oh, and if Aquafresh starts making a whiskey flavored toothpaste in Ke$ha’s honor, I am outta here. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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