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Chainsmokers Gain Legitimacy as DJ’s with Third Longest No. 1 Album

“Memories… Do Not Open” is an album currently on its thirty-fourth turn in the No. 1 slot of Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Album Chart. It is presently tied with Gorrilaz’s “Demon Days”, another top charting album with its own set of thirty-four turns. Memories is not letting up however, and in the wake of Demon Days slowing down, it is now poised to take the spot over altogether. The album is the debut studio album of New York-based DJs the Chainsmokers. Its position is very good for the Chainsmokers, because they are preparing to release another album pretty soon.

The Chainsmokers are comprised of EDM, pop, and electro pop artists Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The duo released their debut album in 2016, following the success of prior released singles. Their breakthrough single, “#Selfie” started it all in 2014. It’s off and on No. 1 spot is a testament to the skill and loyal fanbase of the group. A fanbase that has stuck with them despite the change in their sound. Something the duo had always planned to duo according to interviews with Alex Pall.

The Chainsmokers have enjoyed constant mainstream success, despite still being fairly new to the mainstream world. And even though other artists and albums have eclipsed them regularly, the duo has always managed to come back. They have also been the subject of much innovation. In 2016 Andrew Taggart started singing lead vocals. First debuting in charging single “Closer”, and many other songs thereafter. Including brassy song “The One” which is the first track on Memories. As DJs do not typically provide their own vocals, Taggart’s singing was a unique trait. The duo’s involvement in songwriting has also set them apart. Whether writing the songs themselves, are participating in their writing, both Pall and Taggart have taken a more personal touch in their music. One that is evident in 2018’s “Sick Boy”.

“Sick Boy” contains dark themes connected to present day social norms. “Sick Boy” takes a look at the prevalence of social media, and even shares the duo’s personal experiences. It is the first of three singles currently paving the road for the duo’s second studio release. Hopefully, it will be as successful as Memories.

The Kardashians Can’t Have Everything!

The Kardashian clan seems to be everywhere you look these days, dangling the world from their perfectly manicured fingers. So when Aussie songstress Kylie Minogue (age 49) won the right to keep the name KYLIE from being trademarked by the youngest of the Kardashian clan, Kylie Jenner, (aged 20) the Kardashian fandom took a collective gasp. Sure money can buy fame these days, but it cannot change the fact that Minogue has actually had a long spanning career, and dare I say talent.

While the classy Minogue was quick to emphasis it was nothing personal, it may have left some Kylie bots, (as Jenner has recently dubbed her fans) a little less then pleased. But the ever-classy Minogue, when asked in her recent Rolling Stone interview said, “I’ve never met Kylie Jenner…It’s awkward, because fans get so loyal and vocal, and we love that! But it was nothing personal at all, I’m at pains to say.” Rolling Stone Interview

For any lingering doubt as the rightfulness of the outcome, Minogue was going simply as “Kylie” before Jenner was born!

Kylie Jenner seems to be at no disadvantage from this trademark loss. Her notorious family, her social media savvy, and successful cosmetic company are likely to keep shooting her star right to the very top, though her own celebrity seems to be wandering a bit from her mind. She and rapper boyfriend Travis Scott are getting read for the birth of her first child later this month. Still no word on the name for the little Jenner princess. Perhaps Kylie and Travis should do a google search of baby names and make sure their choice is not already take by an established star.

On anther plant called the music world, the bonafide Princess of Pop Kylie Minogue can ow put her focus back on making music without fear of her name being wrestled away from her. Her fans are quick to point to her undisputed legacy in the industry. Her new single, “Dancing”, an upbeat pop song with a country flavor, has given us something to look forward to when the new album Golden is set to drop in April.

Russel Westbrook of the hook

Russell westbrook ran into something on friday after his game with the denver nuggets, and it wasn’t a pick. After the game was over, russell was walking of the court, when he bumped into a wondering fan. The fan was cheering and taunting the defeated Oklahoma city team. After the taunt, russell pushes him in the chest, looking at him in disbelief. Like who allowed you on the court? No security is to be found in this video, although refferes do come to break the party up. Paraphrased he said he was acting precautiously for his own safety, and tried to move the fan out of his way. He had the following to say on the topic “You gotta be able to protect the players, man,” he said. “The fans are obviously there to enjoy the game, but they can’t come onto the floor. That’s totally unacceptable.” you cant help but agree with him. Fans simply should not be allowed on the floor. he went on to say. “They’ll look at it and figure out what’s the best way to deal with it, but to me, that’s just totally unacceptable.” – and that’s pretty much the truth. Normally, the NBA would fine players immediately when a situation like this occurs, and often side with the fan. Russell did not shy away from the confrontation, and has not received any punishment for this altercation. On the other hand the fan was kicked out, and banned from future games at the Pepsi Center in Denver. You can’t help but blame security when something like this happens. There are a lot of people in an arena and its there jobs to keep everyone safe out there, Players and Fans. Players should not be in the position to have to defend themselves, and fans should respect players space. We hope to see the NBA look into making these arenas safer, for both spectators and athletes.

Amber Heard to Divorce Johnny Depp Amid Domestic Violence Allegations

On Monday, actress Amber Heard filed for divorce from superstar Johnny Depp. The couple, who have been married for 15 months, are calling it quits.

Heard alleges that she and Depp got into an altercation on Saturday which resulted in Depp hitting her in the face with a cell phone, pulling her hair and screaming at her. Depp was high and drunk during the attack, she claims. Heard has since filed a restraining order and submitted a picture of her bruised face. The restraining order was granted by a Los Angeles superior court judge on Friday.

Depp, who turns 53 on June 9, is best known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The estranged couple met while filming the 2011 adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel, “The Rum Diary.” They began dating in late 2012 and then married in Februrary 2015.

In the days after the divorce became public, Depp faced vitriolic scrutiny from the press and on social media. Now Depp’s friends are coming to his side, including comedian Doug Stanhope. Stanhope claims that Heard is blackmailing Depp for refusing to meet her demands and that she intended to leave him all along. Also defending Depp is his ex-girlfriend and mother of his two children, Vanessa Paradis. Paradis writes of Depp, “he is a sensitive and loving and loved person” and goes on to say that he was never physically abusive to her once in their 14 year relationship.

Belly and The Weeknd Send Donald Trump a Message

Rapper, Belly, and two-time Grammy award winning singer, The Weeknd, say no to The Jimmy Kimmel Live. That is, after learning they would be sharing the stage with Presidential front-runner, Donald Trump, the duo backed out of the appearance. The Weeknd declined any comments about the the bold move. However, Belly has taken at least some of the credit, siting his Muslim faith during a brief statement.

In these situations, fans tend to weigh in heavily on the topic free speech and where the line should be drawn. While many feel Belly and the Weeknd showed a disregard for Donald Trump’s right to speak freely and openly about his views, others praise the two artists, calling the boycott a way of exercising their own version of free speech. This is not the first time celebrities have used the public arena to speak out against Trump’s controversial views. The Republican nominee pushed through his interview with Jimmy Kimmel, appearing to be unmoved bight the slight.

In a press release, Belly expressed an unwillingness to be “part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that the majority of us don’t agree with,” implying that his decision was principle-driven. This is a sensitive time for Belly, who has a new mixtape set to be released soon. Despite extraordinary marketing opportunities the show presented, the Canada natives opted to stand by their guns. Kudos.

Kesha to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

It has been confirmed that Kesha will be performing at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22. The announcement comes after an initial statement by Kemosabe Records that they would not approve the “Cannibal” singer to perform at the ceremony.

Dick Clark Productions made the announcement, following a rescinded statement originally allowing Kesha to perform at the show.

“Kesha was always approved for her to perform at the Billboard Music Awards,” a representative from Kemosabe told members of the media. “The performance was suspended after the label was told that Kesha would use the performance as an opportunity to discuss the pending litigation between herself and producer Dr. Luke.”

Kesha took to social media to argue that it was never her intent to discuss the pending lawsuit during the performance or while at the ceremony.

“We have been reassured by Kesha and her representatives that she will not use the Billboard Music Awards performance as a means to promote her lawsuit, so approval to perform was restored,” Kemosabe representatives said.

Kesha filed a lawsuit against Lukasz Gottwald and Kemosabe Records in 2014. According to the suit, Gottwald, better known as Dr. Luke, committed acts of abuse and sexual violence against the “Tik Tok” singer. Kesha asked that Kemosabe release her from her contract with the label, but a judge dismissed the suit in April 2016.

The singer has said that she will perform a Bob Dylan cover song at the Billboard Music Awards.

Founding Member of Beastie Boys Dead

John Berry, a founding member of the controversial hip-hop group The Beastie Boys, has died. Berry’s death came following years of declining health.

Berry suffered from frontotemporal dementia, according to his father. The disease causes the brain to shrink, lead to changes in Berry’s personality and behavior. The disorder caused the performer to experience difficulty in processing language and speech before he passed away.

The Beastie Boys began as a punk rock group in 1980. Berry played on the group’s first EP in 1982, “Polly Wog Stew,” before departing the band. The Beastie Boys made a change in pace, recording their first hip-hop album, “Licensed to Ill,” in 1986. The group, a trio of white men, became a mainstay in the hip-hop community during a time where the genre was dominated by African-Americans. The Beastie Boys were known for their hit songs “(You Gotta) Fight for the Right (To Party),”Brass Monkey,” and “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn.”

The Beastie Boys disbanded in 2012, following the death of fellow founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch. Yauch died in May 2012 after several years of unsuccessful cancer treatments.

Beastie Boys Founding Member, John Berry, Dead at 52

Beastie Boys founding member John Berry has died. Berry was responsible for the group’s name.

Berry had suffered from a variety of health problems, according to his father John Berry III. According to the musician’s father, Berry suffered from frontotemporal dementia. Frontotemporal dementia causes physical changes to the brain and impacts the patient’s behavior, personality, and language centers.

The Beastie Boys released their first album in 1986. The hip-hop group found mainstream success in a genre during a time when hip-hop was predominantly African-American. The Beastie Boys were known for their hit songs “(You Gotta) Fight for the Right (To Party),”No Sleep Til Brooklyn,” and “Intergalactic.” The group was also known for their controversial song “Scenario,” which some have dubbed “the first gangsta-rap song.”

Fellow founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch passed away in May 2012, following unsuccessful treatment for cancer.

The Beastie Boys were founded in 1980 and remained a band until shortly after Yauch’s death.

Berry departed the band shortly after recording the group’s first EP, “Polly Wog Stew.”

The Queens Of Drama Reality Show

The new reality series Queens of Drama, is scheduled to go into it’s second season in April. For soap opera fans, it’s the chance to see some of your favorite daytime actresses collaborate together on a project to write, produce, and pitch a TV pilot, in hopes that it gets picked up for the next season’s television line-up. Originally episodes of the show were just available via internet. Later the series got picked up by the POP Channel and is to air more episodes of the project.

Actresses working on the project include Crystal Hunt, Vanessa Marcil from General Hospital, Lindsay Hartley of Passions, Hunter Tylo from The Bold and the Beautiful, Chrystee Pharris of Passions, and Donna Mills from Knot’s Landing.

The show is interesting in several aspects. It’s informative basically because you get to watch the makings of how a TV pilot is made and pitched, and it draws you in. It’ll have you hoping to see the girls reach their goal.

Each of the ladies plays themselves on the show and everyone seems to bring a unique dynamic. Donna holds weight in the industry and at first the girls all look to her for her experience, but later resent her trying to pitch the show without them. Chrystee wants everyone to get along with each other, and Hartley and Hunt disagree from time to time.

Besides producing and acting in the reality series, Hunt is a spokesperson on Facebook for the advocacy of animals. She works with the Animal Haven Shelter in Soho, to raise money for abandoned and abused animals, as well as enlisting community help in hopes that people will adopt dogs and cats as pets.

Hunt has also acted in major motion pictures like Magic Mike XXL, and with Zac Efron (The Derby Stallion) and (Sydney White) Amanda Bynes. The character that she’s most known for is One Life to Live’s Stacy Morasco. Morasco was Gigi’s sister from Vegas, who was a stripper. She came to Llandview and made it her home. Soon after she met Rex Balsom and started sleeping with him, but got pregnant by Oliver and said the child was Rex’s.  Crystal Hunt also has a great acting reel on YouTube showcasing her talents.  For her more photogenic side, check out Crystal’s photography work.


Since the death of the great pop artist Michael Jackson in 2009, Sergio Cortes has hit the headlines in music media as the greatest impersonator of Michael. Sergio is s Spanish born citizen. He is 43 years old and began his career long way back to his childhood. The upcoming artist by then had met Michael through his performance in the Jackson five shows. During his teenage, Sergio got an invitation to attend a photo session with a local journalist that featured Michael Jackson. He describes the opportunity as very significant and the boosted his career further.


Sergio is equally talented as Michael. He is also very similar to voice, clothing and lifestyle. The Spanish artist is has perfected his move and does it best-keeping the Michael’s fans with a taste of his songs and dances. He has performed in numerous shows around the world in tribute to Jackson shows. He describes the death of Michael as the saddest news he ever received in his career. Sergio has also received an invitation to perform as an American idol in many countries in the world.


Sergio states the power of social network as a great contributor in growing his career. They offer him a platform to disclose his works to his fans. He also receives his fans contribution and an invitation to perform in shows through the social media. Sergio is accessible through his Facebook and on Twitter accounts. Sergio has taken over the fans of the late king of pop and helped them overcome the news of his loss. He admits he misses the live Michael Jackson performance and his incorporated his memories in his everyday life. Many other artists claim to impersonate Michael, but Sergio is both outstanding and talented than them all.


According to R7, the Spanish citizen admits that his effort started paying when in his teenage. He received an invitation to the photo session that featured him dressed as Michael Jackson. The resemblance of Sergio and Michael could not go unnoticed. Sergio paid every attention to Michael’s songs, dances and his presentation to the world media. Sergio currently works with an upcoming talent developing company. It primary role is to identify the young talents and propel them to the top. The company has identified numerous groups of youthful and talented artists who describe Sergio as very committed and inspiring.