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Beyonce Channels Eddie Vedder Circa 1991


While performing “Halo” in front of a sold out crowd in London on Monday, Sasha Fierce did the unthinkable. She risked the life of her weave and crowd-surfed. WTF? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

The Shock Over Britney Spears’ Lip-Syncing Is Ludicrous

It’s not often that I agree with John Mayer, but even I have to admit he had a point when he tweeted: “If you’re shocked that Britney was lip-syncing at her concert and want your money back, life may continue to be hard for you.” You see, Britney Spears is on the Australia-leg of her “Circus” tour, and some fans and Australian government officials are upset that she lip-syncs during the performances. “It was so impersonal. She did not interact with her audience,” says dissatisfied fan Wendy Di Renzo, who told People she paid $148 for her ticket. “There were no big TV screens projecting the action, so if you didn’t know Britney, you might have even doubted it was her.” Australian press reported that fans walked out of her shows after a few songs, saying it was boring, mimed, and stiff. The Fair Trade Minister of New South Wales even suggested that concert tickets carry a disclaimer about whether artists lip-sync or prerecord parts of their concerts. But anyone who is a true Britney fan should know that she very rarely sings live during her performances. Her voice isn’t strong enough for her to sing while dancing and performing acrobatics, so fans have to decide whether they want to be visually entertained while hearing her music. And what fun is a pop music concert if the artist sits in a chair while singing the whole time? [Reuters, People]
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Muslim Conservatives In Malaysia Are Not So Crazy In Love With Beyonce

Beyonce has postponed an Oct. 25 performance in Malaysia after Muslim conservatives in that country accused her show of being “immoral.” The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, Malaysia’s largest opposition group, has called for the cancellation of the show because they say it would promote “Western sexy performances.” A statement released by Marctensia entertainment company says the decision to postpone was made solely by Beyonce. In 2007, she canceled a planned performance after protest threats from the Islamic opposition party, but said at the time it was a result of scheduling conflicts. Female performers in Malaysia are required by law to cover up from the shoulders to the knees, without any visible cleavage. And, last month, Marctensia said Beyonce and others involved had “come to an amicable understanding” about her performance costumes. (But the postponement suggests this wasn’t true.) If the problem here is Beyonce’s bedazzled leotards, we can’t wait to see the more conservative, body-covering versions she comes up with. Can Sasha be Fierce without showing off her legs, booty, and cleavage? Keep reading »

Quickies! Madonna’s Stage Collapses, Leaves One Dead

  • A portion of Madonna’s “Sticky and Sweet” stage collapsed during a performance the singer gave today in France. Seven people were injured and at least one is dead. [People] — Guess it wasn’t such a “sweet” performance, after all. Sorry, that wasn’t funny.
  • Ivanka Trump and long-time boyfriend Jared Kushner got engaged yesterday after Trump converted to Judaism for him. [Pop Eater] — That’s one sexy Jewish power couple!
  • Mischa Barton is reportedly under involuntary psychiatric hold at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. [Just Jared] — Yikes.

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Lady Gaga Is A No-Show

Fifty thousand angry people booed and hissed at a concert in Manchester on Saturday when Lady Gaga, who was supposed to be performing to support the band Take That, decided to skip out. Is there anybody else reading this who has never heard of Take That? Well, regardless, I’m sure most of you have heard of Lady Gaga and with the price of concert tickets these days, I’d be pretty pissed if a big shot like her didn’t show for a…show. [Metro UK] After the jump, some other artists who’ve been MIA at gigs. Keep reading »

Concert Tickets, Without A Zillion Fees

I hate when I buy concert tickets and the price of the ticket is practically doubled by excessive charges and fees. Well, tomorrow—that’s June 3rd, people—I’ll be able to dry my tears. To appease frustrated fans, LiveNation.com is nixing all service fees tomorrow for any tickets bought to amphitheater shows. “No Service Fee Wednesday” begins at 12:01am and lasts for 24 hours. And on scattered Wednesdays for the rest of the summer, Live Nation will be running other promotions. [Billboard]

So here’s whose tickets we’re gonna snag for cheap tomorrow. Keep reading »

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