Being Unoriginal, Taking Jokes From Twitter Might Cost You  

Time By : Eriq Gardner

A San Diego man has filed a lawsuit against Conan O’Brien, TBS and others on the comedian’s team for allegedly violating copyright on four jokes.

According to a complaint filed on July 22 in California federal court by Robert Kaseberg, the jokes were posted on a personal blog and on Twitter before making it into O’Brien’s late night show monologue. - Referenced Article


Katy Perry Just Joined the Taylor Swift-Nicki Minaj Twitter Drama  

Time By : Nolan Feeney

If Taylor Swift and Katy Perry didn’t have “Bad Blood” before, they certainly do now.

Fans of Swift have long-speculated that her most recent No. 1 single—which was just nominated for several MTV Video Music Awards—is about her falling out with Katy Perry, who pretty much confirmed that interpretation when she weighed in on Swift’s recent, widely criticized Twitter exchange with Nicki Minaj. - Referenced Article


Chris Brown is stuck in the Philippines  

Business Insider By : TRAVIS LYLES

Award-winning American popstar Chris Brown, 26, has been barred from leaving the Phillipines because of a contract dispute gone wrong, the official Philippines News Agency reported Wednesday.

Brown was prevented from leaving the country just hours before he was supposed to arrive in Hong Kong to perform at another concert. - Referenced Article


Nicki Minaj on MTV Video Music Awards: Black Women Are Getting Snubbed  

Time By : Jack Linshi

Minaj argued how Taylor Swift is privileged as an artist Nicki Minaj tweeted her frustrations on Tuesday over what the annual crop of MTV Video Music Award nominees says about mainstream music: black women are rarely rewarded for their influence on pop culture.

The rapper, who scored three nominations herself, accused MTV of snubbing her hit song “Anaconda” - Referenced Article


Siri Will Correct You if You Call Caitlyn Jenner Bruce  

Time By : Alissa Greenberg

With Caitlyn Jenner firmly in the spotlight after accepting the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs on July 15, it is only appropriate for Siri to take notice as well.

The iPhone’s AI, who was last in the news for her hilariously cruel response to the question “What’s zero divided by zero?” now also corrects users who call Jenner “Bruce.” - Referenced Article


Hannibal Buress jokes about Bill Cosby assassins coming for him in Why? premiere  

Entertainment Weekly By : Mark Davis

Hannibal Buress didn’t wait too long into the premiere of his new Comedy Central show Why?

With Hannibal Buress to make a Bill Cosby joke. During the host’s stand-up monologue at the show’s onset, Buress made a few topical jokes about Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, and Greece. But then he surprisingly segued into a set-up about his mistrust of male housekeeping in hotels.

Watch the clip below to find out why. - Referenced Article


Surprise! Lil Wayne Drops Entire New Free Album On Tidal  

Forbes By : Hugh McIntyre

Another month, another surprise release by one of the biggest names in the music world. Today, Lil Wayne has dropped his latest album, Free Weezy Album (or FWA as it appears to have been shortened to), exclusively on Tidal.

FWA is technically a mixtape, as it isn’t going to be for sale, but rather just a free gift to fans.

The rapper is in the middle of a very nasty battle with his record label, Cash Money Records, which he has been with since the beginning of his career. He claims that the company is withholding not only two full albums, but also tens of millions of dollars in money he is owed. - Referenced Article


Remembering Michael Jackson on the anniversary of his death  

CNN By : Lisa Respers

Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009, but for many of his fans, it feels like yesterday. From the radio to the Internet, the King of Pop is being remembered today for his legacy of music and superstardom.

A cappella group Pentatonix performed a mashup of 25 MJ songs in an "Evolution of Michael Jackson" video that has gotten more than 3 million views. - Referenced Article


Ben Affleck slavery row leads to TV show suspension  

BBC By : Staff Reporting

Finding Your Roots, similar to the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are?, researches celebrity family histories.

A review into an episode, which aired in October, concluded Affleck lobbied producers about ditching details about his slave-owning ancestors. PBS said it plans to hire a fact-checker and an independent genealogist. - Referenced Article


Apple to Pay Artists After Taylor Swift Shames Company in Letter  

NBC News By : RICHIE DUCHON

t took an Apple executive less than a day to bow to pop music juggernaut Taylor Swift.

Swift penned an open letter to Apple on Sunday shaming the company over its plan to not pay music artists during a trial period for its new streaming music service that launches June 30. - Referenced Article


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