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The ‘Peace’ Maker

How one classic song bankrolled much of Nick Lowe’s amazing career

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A cover of “Peace, Love, and Understanding” on The Bodyguard soundtrack has given British songwriting legend Nick Lowe the freedom to do things his way.  

Sparkle

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks toplines this remake about three sisters who form a girl group back in the 1960s that sets them on the road to fame and fortune, but threatens to tear them apart.  

Man or a Muppet, Dave Grohl and Whitney Houston

1 Comment · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl showed again why you should be psyched about the half-hour Rock band comedy he’s developing for FX. After comments at the Grammys about music being about human passion and not “what goes on in a computer,” the hirsute rocker was lambasted online.  

Feb. 8-13: Worst Week Ever!

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Recording artist Whitney Houston might have abruptly died last week during preparations for the Grammy Awards, but the real tragedy was the news overshadowing both the show and the most important industry news of the week — Beyonce and Jay-Z giving the media pictures of their baby for the first time.   

Santorum, Election Playlist, Whitney

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 15, 2012
President Obama’s “2012 Election Playlist” was posted recently on Spotify (credited to Obama and his young campaign staffers). There are songs by James Taylor and Springsteen, plus his new karaoke jam “Let’s Stay Together,” but there is a suspiciously large number of Country songs (Dierks Bentley, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band).  

Cincinnati vs. The World

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 14, 2012
A group of pranksters created a fake Twitter account claiming to be the official Cat Fancy magazine, garnering more than 9,000 followers. Sample tweets: “cats blowing lines of Ritalin at 5 in the morning and stressing about the universe expanding” and “cat hell is full.” The account has since been suspended for trademark violation. World +1  
by Kevin Osborne 02.13.2012
 
 
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Morning News and Stuff

The wife of an Israeli diplomat in India and her driver were injured Monday when the car they were traveling in was bombed, while another bomb was defused outside an Israeli embassy in Tblisi, Georgia. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran, which he called “the greatest exporter of terror in the world.”

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by Mike Breen 02.12.2012
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Grammys Live Blog Recap

Whitney Houston tributes, Sir Paul, Adele, Bon Iver, Nicki Minaj craziness and no Kanye

Are you watching the Grammys alone tonight? Wishing you had someone there with you to enjoy the performances and award presentations help make fun of any and everything that deserves to be? Whether you're solo snarking, hanging out with a few pals, throwing your own Grammy mega-party or at the ceremony in person (we hear Taylor Swift is a big citybeat.com fan), join me tonight at this very cyber spot for some hot live blogging action. And when those witty comments pop into your head (or you become outraged with something I've written), feel free to post some comments of your own. The show airs live on CBS at 8 p.m.; pre-show red carpet festivities are probably going on now on E! And you can watch the program (and pre-show activities) through the Grammys site or through the Grammys YouTube channel.Below is a little "pre-game show," addressing some of the more interesting story-lines this year, the saddest of which began just last evening when superstar Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room. Even though her tragic death occurred just over 24 hours before the Grammys were set to begin, Houston's shadow will loom large over the ceremony, if not overshadow it completely.

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Rick Astley Rejected Again, Sting Not Embarrassed, Whitney Stinks Up Australia

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The wet willy of the Internet, Rickrolling, has reached the end of, well, something. Seems the original YouTube video used to prank people with a Rick Astley video clip has been yanked due to copyright violation. Sadly, there are now only about 75 billion other Rickroll videos available on YouTube and elsewhere online.  

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