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  • Willow "Whip My Hair" Video

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    I premiered this on the Big Showdown a couple weeks back and had a feeling I'd see a video for it before long. And in my honest opinion, I think this video is more creative than a lot of videos that have been put out in the past 2 years. Enjoy!

  • Justin Bieber's a Thug!

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    Justin Bieber

    Was Justin Bieber bullied during a laser tag game on Friday? Did he retaliate by hitting and/or pushing the alleged ruffian to the ground, spurring a police investigation? Kinda, but the details are still sorting themselves out. According to numerous reports, the singer -- with two bodyguards in tow -- showed up at Planet Lazer in British Columbia to get his taze on, but was involved in some sort of altercation that led to his ejection from the game. 

    Police confirm to the Vancouver Sun that there is an "active investigation" into the alleged incident and the owner of the facility told the CBC that Bieber was being heavily targeted by other players and that he was kicked out after a 12-year-old boy complained of being hit by the singer.

    Sources tell TMZ that Bieber was merely defending himself against the pre-teen, who allegedly called the crooner a "fa**ot" during the game. When Bieber asked the boy to do less hazin' and more lazin' (sorry, this is so ridiculous), the boy taunted him with a few more F-bombs. At that point, Bieber allegedly pushed the boy away and he fell.

    But blogger Zach Taylor, who broke the story, disputes reports that homophobic slurs were ever murmured. Citing staff members who witnessed the incident, Taylor told the 'Today' show on Monday that Bieber was being surrounded by a "bunch of 12-year-olds" and "like any other kid playing laser tag, he just bolted right through the pack of kids and accidentally hit one of the kids in the face area."

    Taylor said that Bieber and the other boy were not yelling at each other and that "Justin admitted to the police that he accidentally may have pushed the kid while he was running away."

    The boy's father filed the complaint against the singer, saying his son was assaulted and sustained minimal injuries.

    "There is an active investigation," a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman said, without naming either boy. "We are in the process of interviewing a number of people that saw what might have happened."

    Under Canadian law, police do not release the names of accused minors.

    The Biebs is in Vancouver for a concert on Tuesday. He has not commented on the alleged incident.

  • T.I. To Serve 11 Months in Prison

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

     

    A federal judge sentenced T.I. to 11 months in prison Friday (October 15) during a probation hearing, where the rapper was found to have violated the terms of his supervised released, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    The prosecution sought to send T.I. (real name: Clifford Harris) back to prison for two years, The Associated Press reported. But the rapper pleaded with the judge to lessen his punishment and instead help him with his drug dependency, according to AP.

    Last month in Los Angeles, the rapper was arrested after a traffic stop, when police discovered drugs on him and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. The incident prompted Friday's hearing.

    According to police documents obtained by several media outlets leading up to the hearing, at the time of his arrest, the rapper tested positive for opiates, was in possession of Ecstasy, and was also associating with a felon, who was present in his vehicle during the bust.

    T.I. was released from a halfway house earlier this year after serving seven months in a low-security facility in Arkansas. The prison time stemmed from an October 2007 arrest when T.I., a convicted felon, attempted to purchase illegal firearms. He was able to reach a unique plea deal at the time — upon the condition that he would speak to youth, complete community service and would be placed under house arrest — and he wassentenced to a year and a day in prison. After his release, he was placed on strict probation.

    TMZ is reporting that T.I. has two weeks to turn himself in.

  • Justin Bieber as a .....rapper?

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    Spotted this on Bieber's Twitter a little earlier today. And I must say, he does his thing on this track that's from rappers Vado and Cam'ron. Shawty Mannnneee!!!

  • Loser of The Week!

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    The video below is from the BET Hip-Hop Awards from last night. If you don't know who Antoine Dodson is, over the summer someone tried to break into his sisters window in the projects in Lincoln Park, an area in Alabama. The news captured Dodson ranting hysterically on camera. It was the Youtube sensation of the summer. 

    The reason I say this is Loser of the Week is because people MADE a song with his rantings and made a joke of the situation. No one has EVER reported if they caught the guy climbing in his sisters window and no one brings up that fact that his sister could have possibly been a victim on the news. So BET, makers of "Bed Intruder Song", and even Antoine Dodson, for going along with it, YOU are the Losers of The Week!

     

  • Eminem Interview on 60 Minutes

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    This was aired last night. It's a breakdown on Eminem and how he grew up, his inspiration with music, and even parenting. Great piece.

  • Justin Bieber Wants Teen Girls To Leave Him Alone

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    Justin Bieber

    A 35-year-old Jacksonville, FL, resident namedJustin Bieber is being mistaken for the 16-year-old pop star of the same name, and he's not happy about it. He says he has been burdened with fan mail, calls and home visits from Bieber's biggest fans and was even kicked off Facebook for using a fake name.

    "I guess their policy is ban first, ask questions never," he told Jacksonville's ABC 25. He has tried to contact Facebook to get reinstated but has yet to be re-listed on the social networking site. He's adding this to the laundry list of annoyances that have plagued him since the teen star rose to fame.

    Bieber, who says he's an arcade geek who loves pinball machines, is receiving calls from musicians and fans at all hours of the day and can't figure out how to stop it. Bieber estimates he receives 50 messages every two hours and anywhere from two to 10 fan letters a day. 

    "Artists saying, 'I am going to be working with you this weekend.' I say, 'No, you're not, you don't want to sing with me,'" said Bieber. 

    He changed his phone number, but one fan site found his new digits. He has been forced to unplug his telephone, hoping the calls will eventually stop. 

    "It's not so bad," he said. "It does not keep me awake at night, but I feel bad for little girls who want to send messages to their hero and it gets to this [points to himself]."

  • Am I Wrong For Laughing?

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    Recently a buddy of mine tagged me on Facebook to a video. I looked and it was of this guy, but singing "Teenage Dream" from Katy Perry. Needless to say, I had some words for him, but when all was said and done I was laughing hysterically. I haven't found any info about this guy, but when I do, I'll be sure to relay it. This video is of him singing to Usher & Pitbull's "DJ Got Us Falling In Love". Enjoy!

  • Loser Of The Week!

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    Howard Arenstein

    The guy pictured above is CBS News correspondent Howard Arenstein. He's an award winning journalist. Take one look at him and you would never figure he would do the same things that rappers and Willie Nelson would do. But, looks are deceiving .Arenstein was arrested, along with his wife, for *drum roll* growing marijuana! Eleven marijuana plants each over EIGHT feet tall were found in the couples backyard. According to police, each plant could grow up to ONE POUND of pot! An anonymousness tip led police to the house, where other drug paraphernalia was found. 

    Mr. Arenstein doesn't even look like he's the type. And he's an AWARD winning journalist. He should know better and knew eventually he would get caught. This is why Howard Arenstein, you sir, are the LOSER OF THE WEEK!  

  • Justin Timberlake Done with Music?

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    Justin Timberlake isn't done with music yet, but he's not in a rush to get back until it feels right.

    "Does a painter make a painting because he has to make it by December 21st?" Timberlake asked EW in a cover story interview. "No, he doesn't. It happens when it pours out of him. That's how music is for me..."

    Timberlake, along with his cast of geek emperors in 'The Social Network,' spoke to the magazine about hype behind the movie debuting this weekend, and more specifically about Timberlake's transition into moviemaking and when (rather if) he plans on returning to music.

    When EW mentioned how Christina Aguilera went on hiatus for four years between two albums and it blew up in her face, Timberlake emphasized nothing is for sure from this point on.

    "I never stop making music," Timberlake retorts. "I don't know what else to tell you, except that I just don't know [in] what capacity I want to be involved anymore."

    For the article in its entirety, click here

  • Rihanna's New Album Cover

    Posted by Just Plain Joe

    This will be her 5th album in 5 years. Remarkable. Footage for another song "What's My Name" was shot over the weekend in New York City. Only Girl (In The World) sits at #3 on the Hot 100 Billboard charts. Album hits stores and iTunes on November 16th.