Keith Richards is not a fan of rap music. The Rolling Stones guitarist, in an interview with the New York Daily News, says that the genre is designed for "tone deaf people." "Rap — so many words, so little said," he began. "What rap did that was impressive was to show there are so many tone-deaf people out there."
Giada De Laurentiis has divorced her husband Todd Thompson to whom she must now pay $9,000 per month in child support. After 11 years of marriage the pair have split and will share custody of their seven-year-old daughter. "Todd and I share a beautiful daughter and a lifetime of great memories that we both treasure more than anything," announced De Laurentiis via Facebook late last year.
Anti-fur activists interrupted Rihanna's perfume launch at Macy's, citing the singer's controversial fashion choices as the reason behind their protest. They chanted "fur is murder" and "shame on Rihanna" during the event, and several were subsequently dragged out by security. Rihanna, who was promoting the launch of her new scent RiRi, was not wearing fur at the event.
Following his cancer-free diagnosis in May, Iron Maiden fronter Bruce Dickinson has suggested that he got mouth cancer from oral sex. Dickinson was treated with seven weeks of chemo for a cancer at the back of his tongue. Dickinson spoke on the discovery and treatment on Sirius-XM. "Everybody makes the jokes about Michael Douglas [who made similar claims] . . ."
Rascal Flatts have released "I Like The Sound Of That" as their latest single, the fourth from their current record Rewind. "I Like The Sound Of That" was written Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney, Jesse Frasure and Meghan Trainor.
Cat Deeley, presenter on "So You Think You Can Dance," has announced that she's expecting her first child with her husband Patrick Kielty. "Exciting news . . . Paddy and I are so happy to be expecting our first child in the Spring . . . Lucky us," Cat wrote via Twitter. The pair began dating in 2011 and wed in Rome in 2012 in a private ceremony.
Tamar Braxton says her icon is Mariah Carey, and, while Ariana Grande may be a hot new talent, she's got nothing on Mimi. Speaking with Us Weekly, Tamar dished on the two stars. "I just have my own opinion because everybody says she's the new Mariah, but I don't agree with them because Mariah's my icon. So there's one Mariah! But Ariana can sing her face off."
Shania Twain has extended her supposed farewell tour, the Rock This Country Tour. She also said that she'd like to return for another Las Vegas residency in the future. "I'm having the time of my life. I'm in good spirits and having so much fun," Twain tells the Las Vegas Sun.
Prince has announced that he's throwing a three-day "international dance party" to launch the release of his upcoming album, HITNRUN. The event takes place over Labor Day weekend, September 4-6, at Paisley Park outside of Minneapolis. The Tidal-sponsored event features an advance screening of the album, along with food, drinks, live music and DJ Kiss.
Dave Davies says that as long as his former bandmates in The Kinks are still alive, there is always a chance for a reunion. "I'd say there's an outside shot," Davies told Rolling Stone, adding that his brother Ray Davies' schedule also impacts the prospects of a reunion.
Chris Brown has been sued by Paul Briley, one of five people who were shot during a Brown-hosted party at the Fiesta Nightclub in San Jose, California in January. Briley has sued Breezy and the venue for "negligence and carelessness." "It is a poor reflection of our society that violence is so prevalent and it is always a tragedy when someone is physically harmed."
Justin Moore has been awarded the Arkansas Traveler Award. With the award, Moore was honored for his commitment to his hometown of Poyen, Arkansas with the Arkansas Traveler Certificate. It was created by The Arkansas General Assembly in 1941 to honor both out-of-state visitors and Arkansas natives who have a love and appreciation for the "Natural State."
Cee Lo Green has released the music video for "Sign of the Times" the third single from his upcoming album, Heart Blanche. The animated video sees a shadowy figure walking through a landscape of cemeteries and broken cities. "Sign of the Times" follows Cee Lo's previous two singles from Heart Blanche -- "Robin Williams" and "Sign of the Times."
Lynyrd Skynyrd have revealed that their upcoming new live CD/DVD, Pronounced 'Leh-'nérd 'Skin'nérd & Second Helping - Live From Jacksonville at the Florida Theatre will be released on October 23 via Eagle Rock entertainment. It will only be available at Walmart stores.
Shawn Mullins has released "My Stupid Heart," the title track off of his forthcoming new studio album. "My Stupid Heart" is inspired, in part, by Mullins recent divorce, which left him looking for someone or something to blame. "Dealing with the split would be so much easier," he thought, "if I could just blame the whole thing on my stupid heart."