50 Cent has revealed the cover image for Animal Ambition: an Untamed Desire to Win, his upcoming fifth studio album. The artwork features a snarling lion as well as the LP's release date, June 3. On March 18 the rapper is scheduled to release two new tracks and videos for "Hold On" and the Yo Gotti assisted "Don't Worry 'Bout It."
LL Cool J has dropped "All Night Long," a raunchy new jam streaming freely via AudioMack. According to Hip Hop DX, Def Jam boss Russell Simmons unveiled the new cut during a book signing: "Saturday afternoon Russell Simmons was up on The Whoolywood Shuffle (Shade45) promoting his book Success Through Stillness, which revolves around the state of meditation.
Over the weekend Carrie Underwood made a surprise visit during the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA) Fur Ball benefit. The non profit helps raise funds and awareness for the humane treatment of animals. "It was excellent. I can't say it could have gone any better," OAA president Jamee Suarez says, revealing that OAA had to keep Underwood's attendance under wraps before the event.
Morrissey has announced that his new album will be titled World Peace Is None Of Your Business, his first since 2009's Years Of Refusal. The record will come out "provisionally" in a release period between late June and early July, according to the online Morrissey fanzine True to You. The site also reports that Moz is 'beyond ecstatic' with his new album.
Toto will release 35th Anniversary Tour — Live in Poland, recorded in Lodz, Poland during last years' anniversary tour, on April 29. 35th Anniversary Tour — Live in Poland will be available in a two-CD set, a DVD, a Blu-ray, and a deluxe version gathering the two-disc set and DVD, along with a 60-page book.
A police officer in Los Angeles has sued the city of Los Angeles for his treatment following his allegations that another police officer showed inappropriate conduct at the scene of Whitney Houston's death. In paperwork filed for the lawsuit, Sergeant Brian Weir noted that he covered Houston's body when he was called to the scene of her death at the Beverly Hills Hilton.
Hunter Hayes has revealed a wealth of information regarding his sophomore album. Hayes revealed on his Facebook page that the album is titled Storyline, and will be released on May 6. He also posted the album's cover art.
Frank Ocean has released "Hero," a cut recorded for Converse's Three Artists One Song series. The Diplo produced track features guest appearances from the Clash's Mick Jones and Paul Simonon, along with vocals from the West Los Angeles Children's Choir.
Claire Holt has reportedly parted ways with the series "The Originals." Her final appearance on the show came during its recent episode titled "Farewell to Storyville" in which her character Rebekah concludes her dispute with Klaus (Joseph Morgan). Holt has got her start in the vampire franchise on the parent show "The Vampire Diaries" in 2011 and parlayed her role into the lead on the spin-off.
Kevin Hart and Jamie Foxx are in talks to star in the upcoming film "Black Phantom." "Ride Along" helmer Tim Story is in talks to direct the film, which revolves around a hitman reeling from a recent betrayal who hires the guy who was hired to kill him for help, according to Variety. Will Packer, who has reportedly been looking to bring the film to the screen for some time, is set to produce.
Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift both landed at the top of the Billboard's top money makers list. Swift, a perennial topper, took the number one spot with and income of $39,699,576.60. She edged Chesney at number two with $32,956,240.70 and Justin Timberlake at number three with $31,463,297.03.
Lady Antebellum are set receive the Recording Artists' Coalition Award during the Recording Academy's 2014 Grammys on the Hill Awards on April 2 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. "We are proud to honor Lady Antebellum for their artistry and inventiveness in the country arena as well as their philanthropic efforts," Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow says.
Kanye West and Jay Z are teaming up to headline the first night of Samsung's SXSW Concerts, according to Mashable. The concerts' location won't be announced until show day. Samsung plans to distribute concert wristbands only to owners of Galaxy devices with the newly launched ad-free radio service called Milk Music downloaded on their devices.
"Hogans Heroes" actress Cynthia Lynn has died at the age of 76. She suffered with hepatitis throughout the latter years of her life and succumbed to the condition at her home in Los Angeles, according to Variety. She appeared on the show between 1965 and 1971 but also appeared on the series "Surfside 6," "Dr. Kildare," "Mission: Impossible," "The Odd Couple" and "The Six Million Dollar Man."
Bruce Springsteen has released this first trailer for his forthcoming HBO documentary High Hopes. In the clip, the rock legend is seen alongside his collaborator and sometime E Street Band mate Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. The doc is set to air on April 4, and The Boss opened up about the songwriting process in the clip.