Eminem has sued New Zealand's National Party after prime minister John Key used his song, "Lose Yourself," in a campaign spot. According to the Guardian, Em is suing for unspecified damages, although the NP has discontinued its use of the track. "It is both disappointing and sadly ironic," Eminem's publishers said in a statement.
Jack White lashed out at both the Foo Fighters and Rolling Stone magazine during a rant at Boston's Fenway Park on Wednesday, September 18. In the rant, White claimed "most performers don't use microphones anymore, you know," adding most singers "don't use microphones that have cords on them."
PBS unearthed a previously unaired Michael Jackson interview shot in 1980 for the program's Blank on Blank program. The series blends audio from interviewees with animation to create a unique spectacle. In the Jacko interview, MJ talked about his persistent studio habits: "I do deeply believe in perfection. I'm never satisfied," he began.
Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is prepping the release of her sophomore solo album. Insiders, speaking with Billboard, say that the follow-up to 2006's The Dutchess is scheduled for 2015. Next week, adds the source, fans can expect to hear the album's lead single, "L.A. Love (La La)." Fergie teased the release, telling her fans to submit pics of themselves.
Interpol have released the music video for "Twice as Hard," the latest single from their fifth studio album, El Pintor. The vid, directed by I-Pol fronter Paul Banks, features footage of boxers training in a gym. According to SPIN, the new visual doesn't make the grade: "It's basically just a Nike or a Gatorade ad, but with low-key inspirational Interpol music."
Channing Tatum is set to star in "Struck by Genius," a new inspirational true story from Sony. Tatum will also produce the film. "Struck By Genius" follows the real life story of Jason Padgett, who became a math genius after a traumatic brain injury outside a karaoke bar. Tatum will play Padgett and the film is expected to follow him dealing with such issues as PTSD.
"The Voice" champ Josh Kaufman has landed the lead role in the Broadway debut of "Pippin." Kaufman plays the young eighth century prince, who leaves his familiar surrounding to see what the world has to offer. "It's something I'm really excited about," Kaufman told the Star. "I tend to be the kind of person who doesn't want to do just one thing. I get bored."
Jewel has released a new song, "Home to Me," as part of the ReThink: Why Housing Matters campaign. Speaking with the Boot, the singer says that the campaign is looking to raise awareness for public housing: "I love the fact that it's a public awareness campaign. We're not asking people for money; we're just asking people to re-think their perceptions."
Nickelback are streaming "What Are You Waiting For?" a cut from their upcoming album, No Fixed Address. It is the first record for the group at their new home Republic Records. According to Audio Ink Radio, the cut is "a mid-tempo rocker with [Chad] Kroeger's powerful vocals and pristine production."
The so-called "Untitled Cocaine Project" from producers Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer has been ordered to pilot by TNT. The pilot episode is written by Michelle Ashford ("Masters of Sex"). The show, according to an official synopsis, is a "serialized character drama that brings the audience into the captivating, wild and unpredictable world of the Florida drug trade in the 1970s."
Marvel will release a film based on its comic book character "Deadpool" sometime in 2016. Ryan Reynolds, who starred as the character's alter ego, Wade Wilson, in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," has been cast as the lead. The announcement came after test footage leaked a few weeks ago. "The movie has been in a state of limbo for a while," Reynolds subsequently said.
Amy Adams is featured as artist Margaret Keane in the trailer for the upcoming Tim Burton directed drama "Big Eyes." The film is based on the true story of Margaret Keane (Amy Adams), a painter who created portraits of big-eyed young girls. Her husband Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) took credit for the pictures because he didn't believe that people would buy art created by a woman.
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea have released their highly anticipated music video for "Booty." The video features a bountiful amount of J-Lo's and Azalea's famous backsides and they dance and grind together. They get wet, walk the runway and shake what their mama gave them. The video, directed by Hype Williams, begins with a countdown.
Aaliyah: Princess of R&B, the biopic on the late Aaliyah, is scheduled to air on the Lifetime network Saturday, November 15, the station announced via Twitter: "She was the princess of R&B and now her story is being told. #AaliyahMovie premieres Saturday, November 15." Alexandra Shipp stars as Aaliyah in the Wendy Williams produced flick.
Pretenders fronter Chrissie Hynde says she's sick of seeing female musicians take off their clothes to get attention. The singer knocked such sleazy female artists, calling them "porn stars": "There's a definite division of what I'd call porn stars trying to make records, and then musicians. If you go and see Kate Bush, you'll see a real musician," Hynde said.