July 6th, 2012
05:24 PM ET
Here's a round-up of the latest confirmed reports from the CNN Entertainment Unit:
April 4th, 2012
09:34 PM ET
R&B superstar Mary J. Blige says a recently pulled Burger King advertisement that featured her was “unfinished” and didn’t follow the parameters to which she’d agreed.
The clip, which Burger King released on YouTube before taking it down this week amid a public backlash, is part of a series of celebrity ads showcasing the fast-food chain’s new menu options.
In Blige’s spot, the nine-time Grammy winner promotes the new Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps. Wearing a short wig, leather jacket and shades, she rocks to the beat of her own song, “Don’t Mind,” off her latest album, “My Life II… The Journey Continues.”
She sings altered lyrics, about “crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing, wrapped up in a tasty flour tortilla.” People complained about the ad on social media sites, with some saying that her peddling of chicken played into racial stereotypes. FULL POST
March 21st, 2012
10:11 AM ET
At a Tuesday press conference in Hollywood, to announce their co-headlining tour, KISS and Motley Crue bragged that their show would feature live, take-no-prisoners rock and roll.
"No karaoke singers allowed. No fake bullsh*t," scoffed KISS bassist Gene Simmons. "Leave that to Rihanna-Schmianna and everybody else whose name ends with an 'a.'"
Later, Simmons' cohort, Paul Stanley, took the diss even further in an interview with CNN.
February 17th, 2012
04:44 PM ET
Stevie Wonder will have honored two fallen legends in entertainment with performances by week's end, as he moves from a Thursday memorial service for Don Cornelius to Saturday's funeral for Whitney Houston.
At Cornelius' memorial service yesterday in Los Angeles (Cornelius died February 1 at the age of 75 due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound),Wonder performed a rendition of "Love's In Need of Love Today."
But before he launched into song, he took a moment to address the media's treatment of Cornelius, as well as Houston, who died at 48 in the Beverly Hilton on February 11. FULL POST
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