Monthly Archives: August 2011

Stacey Dash Is Leaving ‘Single Ladies’

She released a statement this afternoon saying she won’t be returning for the second season. Read more on the VH1 Blog.
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Gavin DeGraw Says Farewell To Posted

Gavin wraps up his month as August’s Posted artist with a special farewell to fans.
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Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman – Facing Mount Kenya

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Mark Sultan – Ten Of Hearts

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James Franco Back On Set Of ‘General Hospital’

Photo from the set shows Franco covered in blood.






Steve Burton and James Franco on the set of “General Hospital”


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There will be blood when James Franco returns to General Hospital” on September 20.

Despite Franco’s earlier statements to the contrary, E! landed a photo of Franco on the set of the ABC daytime soap that proves that he will in fact be reprising the role of his appropriately named serial killer, Franco.

It looks like things don’t end so well for Franco’s soap alter ego, based on the smear of blood on the wall behind his head and the trickle coming out of his mouth in the photo. Or there’s a chance he’ll be bringing back the creepy by again playing a dead man in one of his character’s art exhibits, considering that’s how he was introduced to the show originally. The plot thickens!

Franco made his Port Charles debut in November 2009 as an artist/serial killer who becomes obsessed with Jason Morgan (Steve Burton), who can also be seen in the recent photo. His plot arc lasted for 41 episodes and ended last August with the killer Franco vanishing without a trace. Six months later, Franco returned and filmed three more episodes in which his character tried to bust up a pretty big wedding. Franco is going to try to do that again in the upcoming episode, according to E!.

This new appearance takes place on the eve of Jason Morgan and Samantha McCall’s wedding. Franco returns to Port Charles to wreak havoc on their lives after already trying to separate them in his first plot arc.

When MTV caught up with the actor at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Franco called his relationship with “General Hospital” an “ongoing thing.”

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Say Josh Klinghoffer Was ‘The Only Choice’

Following the departure of John Frusciante, RHCP’s new guitarist contributed in spades to their brand-new, boundary-pushing I’m With You album.
By James Montgomery






Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers


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Over the course of their 28 years, change has been a near constant for the Red Hot Chili Peppers … particularly when it comes to the man charged with playing guitar. Beginning with Jack Sherman, the Peppers have run through a string of ax men, including Hillel Slovak (who tragically died of a heroin overdose in 1988), Arik Marshall, Dave Navarro and, of course, John Frusciante, who not only played with the band the longest, but was famously responsible — in some form or another — for their biggest hits and best albums.

As you probably know by now, Frusciante continued the transitional trend when he left the Peppers during the hiatus that preceded their brand-new I’m With You album … leaving a rather sizable hole in the band’s lineup, and an even larger pair of shoes to fill.

Luckily, the band didn’t have to look far to find his replacement: 31-year-old Josh Klinghoffer, who was not only a friend of Frusciante but had toured with the Chili Peppers towards the end of their Stadium Arcadium trek. And no, they didn’t even think about going with anyone else.

“He was the only choice, and a lot of it had to do with the fact that he was our friend, and it’s just rare that you have someone who’s right there and completely overqualified for the job. I mean, that combination doesn’t happen every day, so to ignore it would have been stupid,” RHCP frontman Anthony Kiedis told MTV News. “And it felt really good to call your friend and ask if they wanted to play music, as opposed to going to a stranger and asking them that.”

So Klinghoffer stepped in and almost immediately found himself in the studio, as the Peppers began work on I’m With You. And if he was intimidated, well, the soft-spoken guitarist certainly wasn’t about to let his new bandmates know about it.

“I just tried to stay in the moment, remain present,” he said, smiling slightly. “I mean, I’ve known them for a long time, and knowing how they work and just how much they care about what they do … The band, from its inception, has always been about four people getting into a room and making music together. And that’s whether I brought in a chord progression or Flea did, or John in the past, or anyone before that, it was the same. We were doing it together.”

Of course, Kiedis was more effusive with his praise, saying that Klinghoffer not only fit in with the band but breathed new life into it. And it was because of him that I’m With You pushes the Peppers’ sound further than it’s ever gone before.

“We had a load of faith in Josh coming into this band, and it was kind of understood that we are a band of equals when it comes to writing and contributing. The more the merrier,” Kiedis said. “There’s something that happens during that process of just playing for the sake of playing, for communicating, for letting your abilities mingle with those of the guy next to you.

“Both Josh and Flea would come in with ideas, homework, that they had done, and since Flea had been to school to learn piano and theory, he was coming in more frequently with piano chords instead of bass lines,” he continued. “Josh kind of understands it without school, and Flea understands it, so their conversations were quite beautiful, and it sounded like Thelonious Monk talking to Coltrane or something. I mean that, honestly.”

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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Pairings Revealed!

Kristin Cavallari will dance with Mark Ballas, while Rob Kardashian is paired with Cheryl Burke.
By Jocelyn Vena






Kristin Cavallari


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During Wednesday’s (August 31) airing of “Good Morning America,” the professional dancers slated to partner up with celebrities on “Dancing With the Stars” were revealed. So, who will be dancing with Rob Kardashian, Kristin Cavallari and the rest?

Pro soccer player Hope Solo will cha-cha along with “DWTS” vet Maksim Chmerkovskiy, whose partner last season was Kirstie Alley. Chaz Bono will dance with Lacey Schwimmer, who last danced with Mike Catherwood.

“All My Children” actor and retired soldier J.R. Martinez has been paired with Karina Smirnoff, who has previously danced with “Jersey Shore” star The Situation and, most recently, Ralph Macchio. Nancy Grace will shimmy with Irish dance pro Tristan MacManus, who’s making his debut on the show this season.

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CURTIS McWILLIAMS AND NINE INCH NAILS WISH

BY: RHONA L. KEMP 2011 Complies with US Fair Use Statutes of Copyright Music This Video is for Public Viewing and Pleasure and Not for Capital or Personal Gain

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Game Scores #1 Debut With R.E.D. Album

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne drops down to #2 on Billboard chart.
By Gil Kaufman






The Game


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After more delays than a space shuttle launch, Compton rapper The Game will finally have his reward next week when his endlessly pushed-back fourth effort, The R.E.D. Album, debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. According to figures provided by SoundScan, the disc moved just under 98,000 copies, enough to grab the top spot but well below the first-week figures for his 2008 album LAX, which opened with 239,000 in sales.

Either way, it’s just enough to beat out Jay-Z and Kanye West‘s Watch the Throne, which drops to #2 in its third week, as sales dove 47 percent to 94,000 for a three-week total just north of 707,000. Among the new entries in the top 10 is a Barbra Streisand collection, What Matters Most — Barbra Streisand Sings the Lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman (#4, 66,000), the debut from country supergroup Pistol Annies, Hell on Heels (#6, 42,000), which consists of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley, and Muppets: The Green Album (#8, 30,000), with modern interpretations of the loveable puppets’ songs by OK Go, Weezer, My Morning Jacket, Amy Lee of Evanescence and the Fray.

The rest of the top 10: Adele‘s 21 (#3, 82,000), NOW 39 (#5, 44,000), Luke Bryan‘s Tailgates & Tanlines (#7, 35,000), Jason Aldean‘s My Kinda Party (#9, 29,000) and Eric Church‘s Chief (#10, 24,000).

Further down the line, Pavement singer Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks come in at #43 with Mirror Traffic (8,000), and 30 Seconds to Mars land at #76 with their new Unplugged set (6,000).
Lil Wayne immediately jumped to the top of the iTunes album charts after Tha Carter IV dropped digitally following the VMAs on Sunday. He was followed by the Pistol Annies, Game, Adele, Jay and Kanye, Mumford & Sons’ Sigh No More, the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ I’m With You, the Muppets album, Foster the People’s Torches and Rihanna’s resurgent Loud.

Maroon 5 continue to dominate the singles chart with “Moves Like Jagger,” while Foster the People are right behind with “Pumped Up Kicks,” Gym Class Heroes make a strong showing with “Stereo Hearts” (featuring Maroon’s Adam Levine) and Rihanna has plenty to toast as “Cheers (Drink to That)” comes in at #4. Rounding out the tally: Bad Meets Evil’s “Lighters,” LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” Wayne’s “She Will,” Lady Gaga’s “You and I,” Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” and OneRepublic’s Good Life.”

Things will surely be shaken up next week when Wayne’s Tha Carter IV crashes the charts with estimates that it could sell nearly 1 million copies. Also debuting are the Chili Peppers, as well as David Guetta, VMA pre-show performers Cobra Starship and Lenny Kravitz.

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T.I. Released To Halfway House

Atlanta rapper released from prison and taken to community living facility for the last month of his sentence.
By Alvin Blanco






T.I.


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T.I. was released from prison early Wednesday morning (August 31) and is on his way to a halfway house to serve out the rest of his 11-month sentence for probation violation.

MTV News received confirmation from Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke that T.I. was released from Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas at 7:29 a.m. and is on his way to a community living facility. The name of the facility will not be released until after his arrival. The Atlanta rapper has been serving time for a probation violation stemming for his arrest in Los Angeles on drug charges last year.

The King has already taken to Twitter to announce his return. “Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most,” he tweeted from his verified @Tip account. “The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”

Fans will be getting an intimate look at T.I.’s return to freedom in December thanks to a new show with VH1. In the still untitled series, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at T.I., and his wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris, as he tries to walk the straight and narrow and stay out of prison for good. The series is set to premiere on December 5 at 10 p.m.

Previously, T.I. had a reality series titled “T.I.’s Road to Redemption” that ran in 2009 on MTV. The show followed the MC providing guidance to teenagers on destructive paths as he himself prepared to serve a year-long sentence for felony gun charges.

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