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Maine Nurse Kaci Hickox and John Oliver Are mtvU People of the Year Video

9 December 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, today named nurse Kaci Hickox and comedian John Oliver as its “Woman and Man of the Year” for their groundbreaking work in 2014 to challenge the status quo, inspire reasoned debate and create positive change.mtvU’s 2013 “Man and Woman of the Year” were Pope Francis and Lorde, while the network honored Frank Ocean and Malala Yousafzai in 2012. Previous recipients of the “People of the Year” honor include “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, as well as Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and hip hop […] »

- April Neale

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Frank Ocean Drops Hypnotic New Track Memrise

4 December 2014 10:41 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s been a long time, almost two years, since we last heard from Frank Ocean, the singer behind 2012’s stunning Channel Orange, but while the rest of us were celebrating Black Friday last week, Ocean sneakily dropped a new track via Soundcloud.

Titled “Memrise,” the low-key, two-minute-long song finds Ocean pouring his heart out to a lost lover. It’s a gorgeous little track, and Ocean’s first post-Channel Orange solo work since he contributed “Wise Man” to the Django Unchained soundtrack (though the song was never released there).

We originally expected to see a full-length follow-up to Channel Orange this past summer, but as we head into the winter, it looks like we’ll have to wait a while longer to see what Ocean has in store for his second act. Where does “Memrise” fit in? Is it off the upcoming release or a throwaway treat for patient fans? »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Let Frank Ocean Serenade You With His New Track

30 November 2014 8:08 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Is Frank Ocean's long-awaited followup to Channel Orange imminent? On Friday, he released his first single since that album entitled "Memrise." The sounds are languorous, atmospheric, and suffused with the kind of hazy romance that he's known for. "I memorized your body exposed / I could fuck you all night long / from a memory alone," he sings. The track is just shy of two minutes long, so it's likely just a morsel of things to come. »

- E. Alex Jung

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Frank Ocean releases rough of gorgeous new song 'memrise'

28 November 2014 1:13 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For fans of Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange," the wait's been excruciating. The R&B star has been pretty quiet in the two years following the release of that breakthrough album, with a couple guest appearances like on Beyonce and John Mayer's album, and the drop of "Hero" with members of the Clash and Diplo for the Converse series Three Artists One Song series. In April he said the new, as-yet-untitled album was almost done. Just in time for slow Black Friday perusing, Ocean has released a rough clip of a song called "memrise" on his tumblr. Who knows if it makes the final cut -- and it undoubtedly won't be released with the space-bar-play at the beginning -- but you get the idea. Good lines in this one. Lyrics below.     I memorized the wayward expressions Never look down Never let you see me down I memorized the way »

- Katie Hasty

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Frank Ocean -- Screwed Out of Name Change After Extreme Speeding

10 November 2014 3:30 AM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Frank Ocean is never gonna be the man he wants to be until he deals with the laundry list of tickets he's racked up in L.A.Here's the deal ... Frank's real name is Christopher Breaux (who knew?) -- but back on March 7th he applied to legally change to his stage name. Only problem is he had one hell of a summer on the road.Frank ... or rather, Chris ... got 3 tickets in 3 months: Expired insurance in June, »

- TMZ Staff

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The day with some salacious penguins, some Smashing Pumpkins and some cute robots

6 November 2014 9:30 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Its another tumescent Guide Daily, your handy repository of internetty cultureal gubbinsTunes, vids, trailers, and - today - more mawkish tweeness than your can hurl a fwuffy wittle kitten atGet in touch with us @guideguardian or at that bit at the bottom of the page colloquially known as the commentsWere here until 5.30, so turn on, tune in, and, erm, make a brew or something

5.28pm GMT

Pop culture is No More today so Im off home. As promised, here are Phil and Grant Mitchell dancing to Robert Miless Children overdubbed with some Glaswegian rap. Not really relevant to anything but, well, yeah. What of it.

5.23pm GMT

Before you go home why not have a look at this spanking new trailer for upcoming sci-fi timetravel action thingemebob, Predestination.

4.38pm GMT

Its that time of the week again: its basically Friday, so youre looking for something to do tonight. Assuming youre »

- Luke Holland

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Jay Z, Kanye West Sued by Street Peddler ... You Stole My Song Outside Your Hotel!

4 November 2014 1:19 PM, PST | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Jay Z, Kanye West and Frank Ocean shamelessly stole a song from a guy who was peddling his CDs outside their hotel ... so the street peddler claims in a new, somewhat bizarre federal lawsuit.Joel Mac says he was outside the Mercer Hotel in SoHo a few years back ... at the same time the famous trio was recording Jay Z's "Watch the Throne" album. Jay, Kanye and Frank had rented a bunch of rooms »

- TMZ Staff

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Is Beyoncé About to Drop Another Secret Album?

3 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Is Beyoncé about to drop another secret album on the world, just like she did last December? On Saturday, a photo of what looked like the release confirmation for an album titled Beyoncé Volume 2 circulated online - and if it's legit, the album will apparently be available for download on Nov. 14, and physically in stores on the 25th. According to the release, it will be part of a 4-disc package that will include 28 music videos, a DVD of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour and a DVD of the On the Run, Live from Paris show, which she performed with husband Jay Z. »

- Gillian Telling, @gilliantelling

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The 21 Best Def Jam Releases of All Time

3 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

For what started as an Nyu dorm-room project in 1983, it's safe to say that Rick Rubin’s Def Jam Records has far surpassed the hydroponic tinkerings of your average Bobcat. From its raucous early Beastie Boys releases all the way to its more contemporary Kanye West and Frank Ocean offerings, the label has continually proved itself to be one of hip-hop's most popular and influential entities. In honor of Def Jam's recent 30th anniversary, here's a list (unranked!) of the label's 21 most important albums. 1. Beastie Boys, Licensed to Ill (1986) This album was one of the first to successfully blur the borders of rock and hip-hop. It was the first official Beasties LP and the first full-length rap record to top Billboard charts. Kerry King of then-labelmates Slayer rips the ballsy guitar solo in "No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn," the  rowdy homage to the trio’s home borough. "She’s Crafty" speeds »

- Beca Grimm

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Chris Brown -- I Settled 2 Assault Cases for Chump Change

30 October 2014 6:15 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Chris Brown is a little lighter today ... he just lost more than a $100K, but in return got rid of 2 pesky lawsuits.Sources connected to Chris tell TMZ ... the guy who Chris punched in Washington D.C. a year ago just settled his civil lawsuit against Chris. We're told the singer anted up around $100,000.You'll recall ... Chris dodged a major bullet with the help of his lawyer Mark Geragos by striking a plea deal in the criminal case. »

- TMZ Staff

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Did Snoop Dogg Post a Homophobic Slur on Social Media?

16 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Did Snoop Dogg just become the latest celebrity to make a major faux pas on social media? A homophobic slur showed up in his his Twitter and Instagram feeds early Monday morning, when the rapper posted a photo of two men lying in bed together, along with the following message: "U n ya boyfriend since u like Jumpn on my page disrespectn bitch boy go suck ya man n get off my line f. A. G." The post was deleted 30 minutes later, but not before it was captured by Buzzfeed. So far, neither the rapper nor his reps have commented »

- Gillian Telling, @gilliantelling

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Did Snoop Dogg Post a Homophobic Slur on Social Media?

16 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Did Snoop Dogg just become the latest celebrity to make a major faux pas on social media? A homophobic slur showed up in his his Twitter and Instagram feeds early Monday morning, when the rapper posted a photo of two men lying in bed together, along with the following message: "U n ya boyfriend since u like Jumpn on my page disrespectn bitch boy go suck ya man n get off my line f. A. G." The post was deleted 30 minutes later, but not before it was captured by Buzzfeed. So far, neither the rapper nor his reps have commented »

- Gillian Telling, @gilliantelling

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Frank Ocean -- My Dad's Suing Russell Simmons ... For $142,000,000

14 September 2014 12:10 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Frank Ocean's father just slapped hip hop mogul Russell Simmons with a $142 million lawsuit for calling him a deadbeat dad. Calvin Cooksey -- who hasn't been part of Ocean's life since his son was 5 -- says he's been unfairly portrayed as a horrible father on Simmons' website, Global Grind. In his lawsuit, Cooksey goes on the attack -- saying he wasn't allowed to be a father to Frank because his "Money Grubbing mother" moved, »

- TMZ Staff

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10 Stories You Might Have Missed: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' will likely crash 'Avengers 3'

12 September 2014 11:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yes, it's another edition of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed! This week there is buzz that "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Drax the Destroyer will likely play a significant role in "Avengers 3."  (Would you prefer Star Lord? Don't answer that.) Also: HBO sets premieres for "Newsroom," "Comeback," "Getting On"; Shawn Levy gives an update on "Real Steel 2"; Warner Bros. may be eyeing a "Legion of Superheroes" movie; Dan Harmon says Alison Brie will be back on "Community"; Grimes hits 'reset' on new album; Odd Future takes over the radio, and more. Catch up here: »

- HitFix Staff

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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault, Tells the Court 'I'm Sorry'

2 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington, D.C., hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown, 25, admitted to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in the case, one that further tarnished the image of the Grammy-winning singer. "As Chris Brown himself has now finally acknowledged, he punched a man in the face without provocation in the District of Columbia," Ronald Machen, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, »

- Associated Press

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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty in Washington Assault Case

2 September 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel.

By: CBS News

Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while he was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a District of Columbia jail in this case.

The Grammy-winning singer, 24, was arrested in October. The victim told police Brown hit him after he tried to get in a picture the singer was taking with two women.

Brown had previously pleaded not guilty in the case. His trial had been set for April, but it was delayed.

News: Rihanna Cheers on Chris Brown at Basketball Game

At the time of his Washington arrest, Brown was on probation in a felony assault case in California for attacking Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammy Awards. Because Brown was »

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Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' Video Director Hits Back at Racist Claims

22 August 2014 1:18 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Is Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" music video racist?

Not everyone is a big fan of Taylor Swift's catchy new single "Shake It Off."

The music video in particular has caused some controversy, most notably, Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt taking to Twitter to express his opinion that Swift dressed in B-girl attire and dancing alongside twerking women is "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful" because it's "perpetuating black stereotypes."

Photos: Taylor Swift Is Having the Most Stylish Summer Ever

haven't watched the taylor swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and ultimately harmful

— Earl (@earlxsweat) August 19, 2014

perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture

— Earl (@earlxsweat) August 19, 2014

for instance, those of you who are afraid of black people but love that in 2014 it's ok for you to be trill or twerk or say »

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Taylor Swift Accused of 'Perpetuating Black Stereotypes'

20 August 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | newser.com | See recent newser news »

Taylor Swift announced her upcoming album, 1989 , Monday by releasing a music video for the first single, "Shake It Off." The video features, among other things, Swift dancing alongside twerking, break-dancing black back-up dancers—and not everyone is happy about it, Salon reports. Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt tweeted that the video (which he didn't actually watch) was "inherently offensive and ultimately harmful," "perpetuating black stereotypes to the same demographic of white girls who hide their prejudice by proclaiming their love of the culture." His bandmate Flan Emoji also weighed in , the Daily Mail reports: "You know what this Taylor »

- Evann Gastaldo

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Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Slammed as "Offensive" by Earl Sweatshirt

19 August 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Yikes! Taylor Swift is already seeing major success with the release of her new single and music video "Shake It Off," but one person who is not a fan of the song's visuals is rapper Earl Sweatshirt.  The hip-hop artist from the Odd Future group, 20, took to Twitter on Monday night, Aug. 18, after Swift debuted the single and video during a much-watched Yahoo! livestream event.  "Haven't watched the Taylor Swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and [...] »

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Earl Sweatshirt Slams Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video: "Offensive," Perpetuates "Black Stereotypes"

19 August 2014 5:25 AM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Yikes! Taylor Swift is already seeing major success with the release of her new single and music video "Shake It Off," but one person who is not a fan of the song's visuals is rapper Earl Sweatshirt.  The hip-hop artist from the Odd Future group, 20, took to Twitter on Monday night, Aug. 18, after Swift debuted the single and video during a much-watched Yahoo! livestream event.  "Haven't watched the Taylor Swift video and I don't need to watch it to tell you that it's inherently offensive and [...] »

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