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Justin Bieber made headlines for reasons beyond his haircut and dance moves this week.
The 16-year old gave an interview to Rolling Stone in which he touched on Canada’s health care system; his opinion on sex; and, most controversially of all, abortion.
Following Bieber’s insinuation that he’d be against terminating a pregnancy that was the result of rape – because “everything happens for a reason” – many critics took the singer to task for his word choice.
But “I think he meant that God has a plan,” said the article’s author, Vanessa Grigoriadis. “Even for the most die-hard Christian,More >
Katy Perry is loving life these days. She’s newly married and her music is climbing the charts. Her impact on popular culture has even been honored by Glee.
A number of music stars of different genres, namely Lady Gaga, Madonna and Britney Spears, have gotten the Glee treatment so far. Now it’s Katy’s turn.
The Fox show’s cast recently put together a terrific cover of “Teenage Dream,” and Mrs. Russell Brand immediately took to Twitter to express her approval.
Katy Perry is the latest star to be immortalized on Glee.
“Oh… My… Gosh… this just brought a sweet tear to my eye! Teenage Dream onMore >
(HMG) – Since the advent of reality TV, never has more time been devoted to shallow and talentless characters. Speaking of which, the NY Times Sunday Style section this weekend has a feature lead on ‘Jersey Shore’ personality Nicole Snooki Polizzi, entitled ‘Snooki’s Time,’ written by Cathy Horyn. Horyn’s scorn for Snooki is pretty apparent throughout the piece, as she describes interviewing Snooki as “a little like getting down on your hands and knees with a child. You have to come down to her level, and sometimes you almost think you need to bribe her with a piece of candy to coax herMore >
Men At Work forced to pay royalties on 80s hit song ‘Down Under’ on questionable copyright complaint
(HMG) – A judge has ordered Men At Work to hand over some of the royalties collected from their smash hit single Down Under, after earlier ruling they had plagiarized a children’s song. “Down Under” which celebrates Australia as a land where beer flows and “women glow,” topped the charts in the U.S. and U.K., in 1983, the year the band won the Grammy for Best New Artist.
A judge ruled that a distinctive flute riff of the song was found to have been taken from the 70 year old song Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gumtree. Men At Work songwriter and lead singer Colin Hay told the court thatMore >