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Jennifer Lopez Revisits “Bennifer” — WWHL

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Jennifer Lopez joined Andy Cohen for her club house debut, and and she did not disappoint. During the pressure-cooked “Plead the Fifth” segment, Cohen asked Lopez about the days of “Bennifer,” and Lopez admitted her role in Ben Affleck’s infamous fashion transformation. As a refresher, Affleck took a ton of heat for his red-carpet look beside Lopez, with many suggesting that she tried to change the down-to-earth Boston boy into a Hollywood heavyweight. Watch Lopez honestly discuss their relationship below, followed by some heated questions about an illusive feud with Mariah Carey.

Sunday

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The Dirty Dish — Your Week of Links

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Katie Couric is married. Hollywood Life

Kim Kardashian sent her baby home without her. The Stir

Shannon Doherty might adopt. In touch

Heidi Klum and Seal were spotted canoodling. Hollywood Take

Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden are moving fast. L&S

Former DWTS host Samantha Harris opened up about her double Mastectomy. Closer

Zachary Levi tied the knot. E! Online

JLO and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are getting romantic. Radar Online

Katy Perry and Robert Pattinson might have been making out. THG

Hope Solo is in trouble. Rumor Fix

Kenan Thompson is a dad. People

Wednesday

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June 2014

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Crash Kings Kill it at The Bootleg — Concert Review

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In what can only be described as epic, Crash Kings visited The Bootleg last night for an unforgettable event. The high-energy band is led by lead singer Tony Beliveau, who’s joined by his brother, Mike Beliveau, on bass and Tommy Roslak on drums . The power-trio’s unique sound is largely a result of Tony’s very cool vintage clavinet, which the modern rockers use in place of a traditional guitar. According to Tony, “There’s quite a learning curve to playing it and bending all the notes correctly,” but that’s [his] baby and [his] go-to keyboard.” As one of the only rock bands to forgo a lead guitar, their unrivaled style is equally matched by their live performance. Tony is a mesmerizing lead, often changing his style to accommodate the venue, the crowd, and his dedicated devotees who will always get a fresh, live show.

While waiting for the concert to start, I ran into a loyal fan who commuted from Fresno to see her “favorite band” whom she discovered after a friend sent her a link for “Mountain Man,” a number one song off their successful debut album. It’s not surprising that she’d be unfazed by such a long commute. To see that two hour show again, I’d drive double the distance.

Crash Kings is currently working on their third album, and judging from the live material they played last night, it’s going to be good. Visit the Crash Kings website for more information on the band, and listen to “Mountain Man” below.

Saturday

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June 2014

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Mariah Carey’s Album Under Performs — What Went Wrong?

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MARIAH CAREY CANDY BRALegendary artists who hope to find success in today’s fast-moving market have to re-brand. If they don’t, they’re done. That’s a lesson many will learn the hard way, and Mariah Carey is no exception. Her latest album, ‘Me. I Am Mariah . . . the Elusive Chanteuse,’ entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 3 with 58,000 sold, her lowest sales in a very long time. While her inner circle will likely cite today’s shrinking album sales as the source of her issues, the hard truth is that Mariah Carey is stubborn, and she simply won’t evolve. In fact, the very title of her recent album is evidence in itself. ‘The Elusive Chanteuse’ is not only a ridiculous name, it also suggests that she’s a diva, which is something she needs to desperately stay away from. The only place for an untouchable diva in today’s market is Vegas, and that’s where stars go to die in a pile of cash. There’s nothing wrong with dying in diamonds, but it’s a sad fate.

If Mariah Carey wants to revamp her career, I’d advise her to look to Jennifer Lopez, who accomplished the very hefty task of ending all PR Issues in favor of a completely fresh image. Lose the gloves, lose the “Dah-lings,” stop posting low-grade, bikini-selfies on social media, and put the boobs away. You’re a star, not a diva. Get it straight.

Saturday

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Jack White Kills it on Conan — Watch ‘Temporary Ground’

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There are few performers who can properly execute both light and shade, but Jack White proved his prowess on Conan. His understated appeal took center stage with ‘Temporary Ground,’ a song off his new album, entitled ‘Lazaretto.’ White was backed by just his bassist, dobro player and fiddle player. Watch his very moving performance below.

Saturday

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June 2014

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The Music Reel — Your Weekly JAM

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Rick Rubin is working on Kanye West’s new album. Stereogum

Chubby Checker hates the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Huffington Post

Lana Del Rey unveils ‘UltraViolence’ next week. The Guardian

WATCH First Aid Kit play Letterman. NME

Jennifer Lopez is red-hot on the cover of Billboard. Idolator

Tom Hiddleston will play Hank Williams in a bio-pic. IndieWire

Pretty Reckless covered Oasis’ ‘Champagne Supernova.’ NME

Jack White and the Black Keys are besties. Slant

Mariah Carey’s album did not perform as expected. Billboard

Janelle Monae covered Bowie on Letterman. NME

Miranda Lambert’s album opened BIG. Taste of Country

Weezer announced a new album. COS

Songs with samples are now allowed in all Grammy categories. Daily News

Amazon Prime will allow music streaming. Vanity Fair

Robin Thicke is very annoying. NYDN

The Verve Pipe released a song co-written by acclaimed actor Jeff Daniels. Billboard

 

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‘Portraits of an American Sound’ — Must-See Exhibit

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Country music has a captivating history, illustrated by its collection of colorful artists that define each decade. ‘Country: Portraits of an American Sound‘ celebrates these iconic moments through featured photography from the industry’s greats. Those greats include Grand Ole Opry staff photographer Leigh Wiener; amateur photographer Elmer Williams; documentary photographer Henry Horenstein; entertainment photographers, Henry Diltz, Raenne Rubenstein and Ethan Russel; and contemporary photographers David McClister and Michael Wilson. The 110 prints celebrate the genre’s most legendary performers, such as Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and more. The exhibit also includes a must-see movie, which gives an inside look at each picture, told through the eyes of both the singer and the photographer. View the very intriguing exhibit from May 31 – September 28 at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.

Friday

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June 2014

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FACEBOOK Lifts Nipple Ban — Breastfeeding Boobies Allowed!??

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In an effort to temper the tirade of fierce feminists with nothing better to fight for than the underrepresented nipple, facebook has lifted its ban on breastfeeding photos. Apparently, it’s some kind of double standard for men to freely expose their nipples, while women cannot, especially when those women are engaged in the very beautiful act of breastfeeding (SARCASM INTENDED).

There are a few points to make here, all of which deserve close attention. First, breastfeeding is not beautiful. Call me a heartless cactus, but there are many “natural” acts that involve a mother and her newborn that are also not beautiful, such as changing a diaper. If I don’t want to see a random mother and child in the artful exchange of excrement, I also don’t want to see bare boobies on my screen. Second, until a child is of age, I draw enormous outrage with publicly exposing such private moments for the world to see (and yes, 500 friends is in fact, “THE WORLD”). And lastly, feminists everywhere should find a better cause. I hear global warming is all the rage these days.

Friday

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June 2014

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ISIS Advances At an Alarming Rate — Watch Daily Show Summary

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After a predictably failed attempt to democratize the Middle East and to arm the Iraqi government with the necessary tools to combat an insurgency, radical Islamic militants are advancing at an alarming rate. Iraqi soldiers scattered, leaving militants with an easy win over Mosul. Emboldened insurgents are now after Baghdad, leaving Barack Obama with a far-too-familiar ambiguous response. According to Obama, the United States “will not react overnight,” or perhaps at all (that last part is mine). The ISIS goal is to establish an Islamic state that stretches to Northern Syria, which is a realistic fear given their previous success against President Bashar al-Assad. For an easy rundown on the current state of “Mess O’ Potamia,’ watch the link below. Jon Stewart says it best.

Wednesday

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June 2014

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Ardie Fuqua’s Daughter Begs TMZ to Remove Video of Injured Father

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ardie_daughterThe daughter of critically injured comedian Ardie Fuqua has launched an appeal to TMZ on Instagram, begging the “news” outlet to remove a graphic video of her father that shows him being pulled from the wreckage that also critically injured Tracy Morgan and took the life of James McNair. Louis C.K. joined the movement, tweeting TMZ with the same request. The photo below shows the appeal, and the photo above came with a very moving caption from Ardie,  saying, “Me and my 19 year old daughter Krizya at Carolines. I’m a performer, I do my job well, but nothing beats the feeling of looking into a room of 400 people and seeing your child smiling. I may not have much money, but I feel like a millionaire when I see that.” May he get well soon, and may TMZ rot in hell. 

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