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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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Kickstart This: 'The World Is Yours,' Feature Documentary on How the Internet Revolutionized Hip Hop

29 July 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Four years in the making,"The World Is Yours" is an upcoming feature documentary exploring the fertile relations between hip-hop and the internet.  Featuring artists like Wiz Khalifa, Lil B, Odd FutureChuck D, Talib Kweli, QD3, Action Bronson, and others, the project is now in post production and seeking $15,000 in finishing funds on Kickstarter.  The production team includes La Stereo TV founder Marguerite de Bourgoing, USC professor Taj Frazier and music editor Rebecca Haithcoat. See the trailer below, and if you'd like to give to the cause, visit their Kickstarter here or click the widget at bottom.  »

- Jai Tiggett

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Here's what you need to know about Internet-famous rapper Yung Lean

5 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

About a year ago, the Internet—at least, the not-insubstantial part of it where hip-hop, contemporary art, and online culture overlap—went suddenly, seriously crazy over a Swedish rapper named Yung Lean. He had just released a song and video called “Hurt,” and was about to release a mixtape in conjunction with the influential Brooklyn streetwear brand Mishka. It was crudely made, from its rudimentary beat to its garishly computerized video, and the ambiguity of whether it was serious was part of the appeal.

“Hurt” seemed like the sort of weirdly entertaining diversion the Internet likes to obsess over briefly, »

- Miles Raymer

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Meme: Frank Ocean Fires Management Team, Alan Ritchson Wants A Mojito, Adam Levine Says He’s Not a Douchebag

26 June 2014 5:04 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Mean Girls goes 8-bit, Michael Egan dismisses second sexual assault suit, Utah and Indian prepare to appeal marriage equality rulings

As the rumored release of his second album nears, Frank Ocean has reportedly fired his whole team, dropping managers and publicists, all of whom have worked with the Odd Future collective for years. I always thought he could use a little distance from all the homophobic crap that comes from that group.

There was quite a bit of confusion on Twitter yesterday among gay activists as the Human Rights Campaign endorsed Maine Senator Susan Collins for reelection. Collins has been coy for years about her support for marriage equality, despite her support of Enda and repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. But in the evening she released a statement to a Maine newspaper that made her the fourth Republican in Congress to endorse marriage equality.

Chris Brown has rejected »

- Ed Kennedy

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Does Madonna Have a Secret New Album? A Vulture Investigation

13 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

It’s been two years since we’ve heard any new music from Madonna, and let’s face it, Mdna wasn’t exactly a smash. But a few weeks ago, Madge Instagrammed what appeared to be artwork for a new single, and she's dropped a bunch of "working on new stuff!" hints that, all together, have some people wondering: Is this a secret album campaign? Is Madonna about to Beyoncé us? Hashtag by hashtag, let’s break down the clues.January and February 2014 Madonna starts posting selfies with singers and songwriters like Frank Ocean, Jay Z, and Pussy Riot. This marks the beginning of her now semi-regularly used caption “#revolution,” tied to her new art website. The world continues to spin. February 15, 2014 A Swedish DJ named Sander Kleinenberg visits Denver’s Beta Nightclub and plays a snippet of an unreleased and untitled song. Put a pin in this. March 7, 2014 Here »

- Brennan Carley

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Robot Chickens and Selfish Milkshakes: 'Adult Swim' 101

13 June 2014 7:40 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There was a certain point in history, somewhere between The Simpsons and Daria, when TV animation ceased to be the sole provenance of kids drooling over their morning bowls of Lucky Charms. These days, cartoons for grown-ups are not only ubiquitous, but hilariously twisted and high-quality to boot — and that's due in large part to a phenomenon called Adult Swim. What began as a freaky little block of late-night programming has evolved into a vast, even-freakier universe of animated and live-action series with a sardonic, absurdist sense of humor that's »

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Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel are on Brian Wilson's new album

11 June 2014 11:27 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

  Brian Wilson’s new album features the Beach Boys legend collaborating with such artists as Kacey Musgraves, Lana Del Ray and Zooey Deschanel, as well as, possibly, Frank Ocean. After Wilson broke the news on his website yesterday, citing an upcoming story in Rolling Stone, not all of his fans responded to the news positively. And that hurt Wilson’s feelings and made him mad. Last night, he sent out a message— in total “Brianspeak” to the naysayers via Facebook: To my fans: it kind of bums me out to see some of the negativity here about the album I’ve been working so hard on. In my life in music, I’ve been told too many times not to fuck with the formula, but as an artist it’s my job to do that – and I think I’ve earned that right. I’m really proud of these new »

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Meme: Michael Sam Welcomed by St. Louis Rams, Disney Caves For Princess Leia Toys, Will Jonah Hill Sink “22 Jump Street?”

9 June 2014 4:53 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Military color guard marches in DC Pride, Justin Bieber baptized in bath tub, Sir Mix-a-Lot performs with Seattle Symphony

Deadline is wondering if Jonah Hill’s anti-gay slur is going to hurt the box office of 22 Jump Street. First of all, have they seen this movie? There’s nothing about this thing that makes me think a gay slur matters to the target audience. Secondly, despite what they’re saying about his apology, I thought he did a pretty admirable job, particularly on Jimmy Fallon. Still, they note that Hill’s Twitter has been silent since the incident and the video views on the trailers have gone flat. And Hill skipped the premiere of his own movie.

Three weeks ago, Disney said that it had no plans for Princess Leia toys. After a #WeWantLeia campaign on social media, that’s all changed, although Disney is acting like this was the plan all along. »

- Ed Kennedy

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See Seth Rogen play football poorly in a little girl's dress on 'Loiter Squad' -- Exclusive Video

22 May 2014 12:34 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

When Seth Rogen isn’t baiting Bieber, effing around with Efron, or frighteningly serving as a Franco painting subject, he apparently likes to dress up like a little girl and toss around the pigskin.

Or at least that’s what he’s doing as a guest star on tonight’s episode of Loiter Squad (midnight, Adult Swim), Odd Future’s sketch comedy show that kicked off its third season last week. (Their mutual admiration continues, as Rogen was seen wearing an Odd Future hat and T-shirt in Neighbors.) Click on the video below to watch Tyler, the Creator, Jasper Dolphin, »

- Dan Snierson

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Must-Watch Music Videos: Pyramid Vritra Spools Juxtaposition

8 May 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hal Williams, better known as rapper and producer Pyramid Vritra has released the latest visuals for “Spool” from his debut record Indra. Writing and making beats since he was 10 years old, Williams got his start in Atlanta, first linking up with the Nrk collective and then releasing music as The Jet Age of Tomorrow with Matt Martians via Odd Future. Now based in La, the soft-spoken rapper has a lot to get out with this first release. The video is a complex set of images, which are at first grounded and then seemingly unhinged from reality. “Spool” has the air and feel of an artist who is just getting started showing us what he can really do. Williams’ obsession with metaphor and juxtaposition is something the rapper tackles at length on the record. He describes this emotional layout as a "fluidity and calm in the midst of complexity.” That sentiment »

- Arshan Sadri

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Katie Holmes Takes a Duck Face Selfie, Reveals Why She Missed the Met Gala Dinner

8 May 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Put away that duck face, Katie Holmes! The Alterna Haircare co-owner and brand ambassador was spotted taking a duck face selfie (a big no-no in the selfie rule book) while attending a product launch for the brand on Wednesday in NYC. During the launch, she spoke about her experience at the Met Gala on Monday evening, dishing on why she missed the dinner as well as her opinion on Frank Ocean's performance "I had a great time," Holmes, who donned a Nina Ricci dress and Alaïa stilettos for the annual fashion fete, said. "Frank Ocean did a great job and the exhibition was divine. But I missed dinner because I went to the bathroom. It took so long to get to the bathroom and back." Holmes »

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