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Rihanna Living In The U.K. During COVID-19 Pandemic, Pushes Back Trial With Dad

Source: WENN/Avalon / WENN Rihanna is safe and sound during the global COVID-19 pandemic and is said to be living across the pond while health officials scramble to return things to a level of normalcy. As a result, a summer trial that the Barbadian superstar was set for has been pushed back due to the uncertainty of things and will take place this fall. The Blast reports that Rihanna is residing in the United Kingdom, leaving her Los Angeles digs behind as the novel coronavirus spread has ebbed and flowed across California with varying results. The singer and businesswoman was slated to face her father, Ronald Fenty, in court over the use of her name and likeness. In a lawsuit filed in 2019, Rihanna claims that her father used his Fenty Entertainment company to book a $15 million Latin Am...

Luxury Protection: Louis Vuitton Has Donated 2,500 Masks To NYC MTA Employees

Source: Alexi Rosenfeld / Getty The fashion industry continues to do their best to offer support during this seemingly never ending pandemic. One luxury retailer has given back to The Big Apple’s essential workers. As spotted on The Cut Louis Vuitton has made good on their promises. Back in March the French fashion house announced that they would be donating 40 million surgical masks throughout several cities throughout the world who were severely impacted by COVID-19. Their inventory has finally made its way to the staffers who make keep the world’s greatest city keep going. According to the article LV has sent 2,500 masks for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In light of the health crisis the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy Group repurposed many of their factories to...

Cam’ron Kicks It With Pablo Escobar’s Family In Visuals To “Medellin”

Source: Prince Williams / Getty Looks like Killa Cam‘s about to come back with a connect that’ll turn him into a “Crack Gawd” for real for real. Unbeknownst to many, Cam’ron recently took a trip down to Colombia to shoot his latest visuals to the Brendan Cochrane and self-directed visuals to “Medellin.” But not only did he visit the town of cocaine kingpin legend Pablo Escobar, but Killa was even joined by the family of the iconic druglord who welcomed them into their home with open arms. Joining Pablo’s brother and co-founder of the Medellin Cartel, Roberto Escobar at his estate in Medellin, Colombia, Cam’ron uses the luxurious, yet humble property as the background for his video where he politics with Esobar’s family before playing soccer with the locals on a basketball court. We’re pret...

Guns N’ Roses Take Aim at Trump With New T-Shirt

Guns N’ Roses took aim at President Donald Trump’s trip to the Honeywell factory in Arizona last week when the 45th president of the United States walked around the vicinity without a mask on. The band has released a special edition t-shirt with “Live N’ Let Die With COVID 45″ on it, which claps back at Trump’s maskless tour of the same factory that is producing the N95 masks for the federal government. The proceeds from shirt sales will go to the Recording Academy’s MusiCares that’s providing services and resources for musicians in need, especially during the novel coronavirus pandemic. GNR leader Axl Rose hasn’t been shy about voicing out his opinions regarding the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic and even got into a Twitter beef with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin....

Pearl Jam’s ‘Retrograde’ Video Shows End of the World and Features Greta Thunberg

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton was released in March and it’s safe to say, things have not gone according to plan since. But the good news: they shared a new video for their latest single, “Retrograde.” For the animated clip, the band teamed up with director Josh Wakely, it opens with a lone traveler driving through the rain and descending upon a strip mall. Visiting a psychic (in a shopping center conveniently with a bunch of the band’s album titles on the storefronts), the protagonist watches world destruction through a crystal ball as the melting glaciers and sea overtake iconic landmarks like Eiffel Tower in Paris, London Bridge in London and cities like New York and Seattle (think like Day After Tomorrow or 2012).  Tarot cards of the band appear and there’s an ...

Mr. Show’s Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Lead All-Star Sing-along of Weird Al’s “Eat It”: Watch

As promised, Bob Odenkirk and David Cross reunited on Wednesday night for the Mr. Show Zoomtacular Annual Business Call Event for Charity. In addition to raising funds and eliciting some good ol’ fashioned yucks, the two strung together what has to be the most star-studded rendition of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Michael Jackson parody “Eat It”. Joining the two co-stars in the unexpected sing-along were Bryan Cranston, Sarah Silverman, a very bearded Jack Black, Patton Oswalt, Fred Armisen, Al Franken, Paul Scheer, Heidi Gardner, Rachel Bloom, Alison Pill, Amber Tamblyn, John Hodgman, Tony Hale, and Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul co-stars in Rhea Seehorn, Michael McKean, and Michael Mando. Of course, the legend himself “Weird Al” also tagged along. Dubbed “We’re All In This Together”...

Sarah Jarosz Shares the Origins of New Single “Maggie”: Stream

Our new music feature Origins gives an artist the opportunity to discuss some of the inspirations behind their latest track. Today, Sarah Jarosz introduces us to “Maggie”. Wistfulness has a different meaning in the era of a pandemic. No longer a fond longing for the past, it’s now a constant desire to just get out of the house. Yet it’s important to remember that, like everything, this is not a permanent state of existence, and those quaint feelings of youthful yearning are still valid. Grammy-winning folk artist Sarah Jarosz reminds us of that with her new song, “Maggie”. The sweet single off her forthcoming World on the Ground finds Jarosz reflecting on her life growing up in small town Texas. While she’s since escaped to the concrete wonder of New York City, those days driving “across t...

Behemoth Add Brutality to The Cure’s “A Forest” on Newly Announced EP: Stream

Behemoth have unveiled a cover of The Cure classic “A Forest” that will appear on an upcoming EP of the same name. The extreme metal band’s crushing take on the gothic track features guest vocals by Shining’s Niklas Kvarforth. The EP, A Forest, arrives on May 29th and features the studio cover of the Cure song, as well as a live version recorded during a December 2018 show in Behemoth’s home country of Poland. In addition, the EP contains two new original Behemoth songs  — “Shadows ov Ea Cast Upon Golgotha” and “Evoerecording” — that are described by frontman Nergal as a continuation of the band’s 2018 album I Loved You at Your Darkest. The rendition of “A Forest” features Kvarforth delivering the verses while Nergal chimes in with guttural screams, adding brutality to what is one of ...

Senate Votes to Allow FBI to Monitor Browsing History Without a Warrant

Remember all those memes about the FBI spying on you through your computer? Well, the joke is about to become a very scary reality. The US Senate, led by Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, has just given law enforcement agencies the power to access your internet browsing history without a warrant. The ground-breaking ruling came Thursday as part of a move to reauthorize the Patriot Act, which was originally passed in 2001 in response to the September 11th attacks and affords the government broad surveillance powers. Now, federal agencies such as the FBI and the CIA don’t need a probable cause in order to obtain your online browsing data. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Republican Senator Steve Daines of Montana had proposed an amendment that would have successful...

The Killers Dedicate ‘Caution’ to Healthcare Workers on Tonight Show

The Killers’ Brandon Flowers and drummer Ronnie Vanucci, who are currently quarantining together at Flowers’ home in Las Vegas brought their new single, “Caution.” to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night (May 13). “We’d like to a play song for all the healthcare workers who are putting themselves out on the frontlines helping everybody in need,” Vannucci, who took on guitar duties for this rendition, said before the performance. “We can’t tell you how much we appreciate that and how heroic that is. So thank you very much, and this song is for them.” With the help of a drum machine, the performance of the song off their new album, Imploding The Mirage, was as both inspiring, and Flowers’ vocals were pretty flawless — making us yearn for the day we get to see The Killers play th...

Hilton Hotels Responds To Claims of Attempt To Rip Off 5th Graders

Source: Backstage at Kodak Black’s Homecoming Concert at Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida, his first show since his release from prison in June. Featuring: Kodak Black Where: Coral Gables, Florida, United States When: 10 Aug 2017 Credit: JLN Photography/WENN.com Uploaded By Godspeed Hilton Hotels has issued a statement after a Homewood Suites location in Washington D.C. made headlines for attempting to take advantage of a Florida 5th Grade class. In a statement, on behalf of Homewood Suites by Hilton Washington DC Downtown, the owner revealed that the location under fire is independently owned and was unaware of the ongoing issue before noting that a full refund had been issued to the school for the canceled trip. “We were surprised to learn of Pinewood Elementary’s dissatisfaction w...

Mobb Deep Crafted Their Own Language

Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Radio Public | RSS For decades now, rap and hip-hop has been the most fertile soil for slang and new language across pop culture. But when looking back on Mobb Deep, the duo didn’t just have their own slang, they had their own language. In this bonus episode of The Opus, host Andy Bothwell breaks down the history of “The Dun Language” with rappers Slug (of Atmosphere) and Evidence (of Dilated Peoples), who discuss the influence that language has played on their own work. Editors’ Picks Shortly after, we’ll hear from original member Havoc, legendary hip-hop photographer Chi Modu, and The Infamous executive producer Schott Free, who shed a light on the oft-elusive, secret third member...