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Boy George has spoken out in support of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ LGBT-celebrating hit ‘Same Love’, saying he doesn’t think the record would have had the same impact if a gay rapper had made the track. The track has faced some criticism from members of the gay community (rapper Le1f famously lambasted it, quipping “gay people don’t care about your video about gay people”) but Boy George believes a straight rapper recording the track was an advantage. “If it had been a gay rapper that...

Veteran British pop star George Michael is still having to fend off questions about his sexuality from members of his family who are convinced he is not really gay. The ‘Careless Whisper’ hitmaker was forced to ‘come out’ as a homosexual after he was arrested for lewd behaviour in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills, California park in 1998, and he has lived openly as a gay man ever since. However, the 50 year old admits some relatives simply refuse to believe that he isn’t straight. He tells the BBC, “For...

For the music business, Twitter holds a vast haystack of data with no easy way to find the most valuable needles — like which acts are attracting the most attention, and where. To help find them, Twitter has turned to 300, a new company started by one of music’s biggest power brokers, Lyor Cohen. Mr. Cohen announced the partnership on Sunday at Midem, an annual music industry conference in Cannes, France. “There was a time not so long ago when we sold music to retailers and they sold to fans, but nobody knew who those fans were,”...

The movement against gay marriage is starting to seem kind of silly and outdated, no? The Grammys mass wedding moment Sunday — where 33 couples, including a sprinkling of gay ones, were joined in matrimony by Queen Latifah — might have been a stunt, but it was an effective one. There’s no better way to normalize gay marriage than to simply show it. Who would have thought we live in a world where the prim and traditional Rose Parade would break this ground before the Grammys got around to it? MORE: Grammy wedding video On Sunday,...

Justin finally stoops low enough to actually visit a whorehouse   JUSTIN BIEBER got nailed sneaking out of a Brazilian brothel, his mom PATTIE – who’s always tended to defend Baby Boy’s bad deeds as harmless hijinks – erupted in anger, embarrassment and disbelief when she learned via Justin’s handlers that her son, beloved by millions of normal girls, had finally stooped low enough to actually visit a whorehouse where you pay for sex! “Pattie wasted no time getting her 19-year-old on the phone to give him a severe tongue-lashing,”...

My oh my Miley! Miley Cyrus did an in-your-face, look at me now, pornographic performance at the record industry’s most public coming out party, the MTV video music awards. This was no accident. She did every porn star move in the book, and the only thing different was that there wasn’t actual genital connection, and her seemingly sprayed on rubber undies and bra did cover her private parts. What was Miley thinking? You don’t have to guess. She was probably thinking: “I’m not that Miley Cyrus anymore and...

Singer Linda Ronstadt has revealed she is battling Parkinson’s Disease and says the effects have left her unable to sing. The 67-year-old singer, best known for her songs “You’re No Good” and “When Will I Be Loved,” revealed her diagnosis to AARP, saying she sought medical advice after experiencing problems with her voice. “Parkinson’s is very hard to diagnose, so when I finally went to a neurologist and he said, ‘Oh, you have Parkinson’s disease,’ I was completely shocked. I wouldn’t have suspected that in a...

Lady Gaga is willing to get naked for her art. The singer, who has been recuperating from a nasty hip injury sustained earlier this year, underwent a process called The Abramovic Method that’s supposed to help the participant “both perform and observe long durational work.” Under the instruction of performance artist Marina Abramovic, Gaga hums, meditates in water, and then walks through woods wearing nothing but a pair of boots. Of course, this being Gaga, the experience was captured on camera for the interested (the...

No, Elton John didn’t sing, “Hold me closer, Tony Danza.” There’s no bathroom on the right, and Jimi Hendrix never asked to be excused so he could kiss a dude. And, no, no matter how blinded by the light you may have been, you weren’t wrapped up like … a feminine hygiene product. But all those are among the world’s most frequently misquoted song lyrics — at least according to Spotify. The popular music-streaming service conducted an unscientific poll to find the most commonly botched lines...