Justin Timberlake sent Madonna a birthday tweet that has some fans up in arms. "A happiest of b-days to my mother chucking ninja @Madonna! Hope you have a great one, M!" he wrote. Several have questioned Justin's use of the word "ninja," which some say is a euphemism for "n****r," letting him know that the usage is not appreciated.
Former My Chemical Romance fronter Gerard Way has released the music video for "No Shows," a cut from his upcoming solo debut, Hesitant Alien. The vid, shot with a throwback 1980s vibe, features Way and his band performing on a brightly lit stage. "My intention was to make 100 percent uncompromised art, using the currently least radio-friendly instrument, the guitar."
Megan Mullally and Natalie Morales will be returning to Pawnee for the final season of "Parks and Recreation." Mullally, who has appeared on the show as the second ex-wife of Ron Swanson (played by her real-life husband Nick Offerman), will return as Tammy 2, who repeatedly tries to seduce her ex-husband and tries to return to him.
Brad Paisley says he mixed a new song, "Me and Jesus," while returning from an Afghanistan visit on Memorial Day. Speaking with Billboard, the country crooner says that he believes he's the only person to accomplish the feat: "Unless George W. was cutting music on there that I'm not aware of," he began. "I cut the track the day before we left. [The flight] was 13 hours."
T.I. will be featured in the upcoming Ant-Man movie from Marvel Comics. The film, directed by Peyton Reed (Bring It On), is due in theaters on July 17, 2015. There's no word on Tip's role, but, according to Black Film, the production is shooting in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. The all star cast also includes Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.
Greg Finley ("Star Crossed") has joined the cast of "The Flash" on the CW network. Finley plays Tony Woodward, also known as Girder, who, thanks to the S.T.A.R. Labs explosion, can now "transform his skin into living metal." The Flash must face down Girder once the latter decides to go on a crime spree. According to ComingSoon, Girder first appeared in the DC Comics universe in 2001.
Jon Bon Jovi recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, posting video of the chilling experience to YouTube. In line with IBC guidelines, Jovi nominated his three bandmates - Tico Torres, David Bryan and Richie Sambora - to participate. "On behalf of myself and my friends back here, I want you to know I wanted to be the first to rise to the occasion."
Willie Nelson has revealed that he hasn't had to purchase marijuana in years thanks to his loyal fan base. The legendary country star opened up about his never ending supply during a recent interview with Rolling Stone. "Oh yeah, I've run out," Willie said in the interview. "But usually somebody will bring us some weed."
AMC has announced that it will renew its freshman drama "Halt and Catch Fire." The show garnered modest ratings, pulling in an average of 1.3 million viewers over ten episodes, including 606,000 in the 18-49 demo. "This is a show about invention, experimentation, and the inherent risks in trying to break new ground - themes that really resonate with us as a network . . ."
Jackson Browne has released "The Birds of St. Marks," a cut from his upcoming album, Standing in the Breach. The cut, originally demoed in 1970, is said to have been inspired by Browne's relationship to Nico, who had previously recorded Browne's song "These Days" with the Velvet Underground.
Even though it will be hard to duplicate the numbers of the original, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" looks like it's in excellent position to top the box office this weekend, likely knocking "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" out of the number one spot in the process. Also hitting theaters this weekend will be "If I Stay," a drama starring Chloe Moretz that takes aim at teen audiences.
Elton John says that he does not support the U.K. Independence Party [UKIP], the country's right wing, populist party. Its leader, Nigel Farage says that he spent time with Elton and his partner David Furnish, who teased that the pair might support UKIP. "Elton will not be favoring any party," a rep for Elton told the Guardian.
Lady Gaga has revealed the cover art to her upcoming Tony Bennett collab Cheek to Cheek. The image features a brunette Mother Monster nuzzling up to the legendary singer. "Artwork For #CheekToCheek by the incredible Steven Klein @SKstudly I love this photograph, and very honored to be in it with my Tony," wrote Gaga on Twitter.
Bob Seger has confirmed that his new album Ride Out is set for release on October 14. It will be Seger's first new collection of songs since 2006's Face The Promise and will feature tracks including "Detroit Made" and "All of the Roads."
John Mellencamp and Meg Ryan have split after three years of dating, according to insiders. Speaking with People magazine, a source said that the long distance relationship was too much for the pair. "It was the distance . . . She lives in New York and he resides in Indiana . . . It was the long distance that ultimately was the cause."