Boxer and symbol of racial injustice, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, dead at 76 


#TaniaOnTheScene - Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

A longtime friend and caregiver, John Artis, says Carter died in his sleep today. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966. He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.

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John Mayer, Katy Perry Get Close in ‘Who You Love’


#TaniaOnTheScene - Slow motion, couples caressing, wind-swept close-ups, sun-burnt-shaded images of wide-open vistas — consider John Mayer’s video for his duet with girlfriend Katy Perry, “Who You Love,” an unintended lovey-dovey response to Kanye West's “Bound 2,” with a mechanical bull instead of a motorcycle.

There’s romance here, but it’s more of the greeting card variety. In addition to the promised intimate shots of Perry and Mayer, the two told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that everyone else in the video is a real-life couple. 

Said Mayer on the telecast, “There’s nothing scripted in that video except putting a bull in the middle of the desert.”

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Bruno Mars Named BILLBOARD’S “Artist of the Year”


#TaniaOnTheScene - Atlantic recording artist Bruno Mars has been named Billboard magazine’s “2013 Artist of the Year” – an extraordinary honor to cap off an already incredible year. In addition to having one of the best-selling albums of the year with “UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX,” Billboard announced today that Mars topped 8 of their 2013 Year-End charts, including “Hot 100 Artists” and “Top Overall Artists.” To celebrate these accolades, the GRAMMY®-winning superstar has unveiled the eagerly awaited next leg of his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour.” The acclaimed trek will hit arenas and amphitheaters across North America beginning summer 2014 (see attached listing of cities). Full details – including dates, venues, and ticket information – will be announced soon. For up-to-the-minute news, please see


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Katy Perry Explains New Album ‘Prism’ and Writing About Her Divorce from Russell Brand

#TaniaOnTheScene - Katy Perry’s new album Prism is full of the bouncy, joyous pop tunes that she’s known for. But perhaps the most surprising aspect is her bluntness when writing about her 2012 divorce from Russell Brand in the poignant-but-hopeful closing track “By the Grace of God.” In it, Perry sings that post-break-up she could be found on her bathroom floor crying.

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Lady Gaga rushes out new single Applause to beat leaks


#TaniaOnTheScene - Lady Gaga has rushed out her new single, Applause, after a number of snippets leaked online.

"A pop music emergency is underway," tweeted the star as the single was distributed to iTunes and YouTube.

Applause, the singer’s first new material since 2011, was originally scheduled for release on 19 August.

Leaks are almost a fact of life for today’s pop stars, with Beyonce, Katy Perry and Jay-Z all seeing unauthorised material appear online this year.

Of 2013’s major releases, only David Bowie managed to keep his new album under wraps.

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Mashup Of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines And Growing Pains Theme Song! Hilarious!

#TaniaOnTheScene - Prepare to show us that smile again!

Because Robin Thicke is coming together with his dad, Alan Thicke, for one AH-Mazing mashup!

Robin Thicke’s single has been burning up the Billboard charts all summer and is STILL at #1 after 7 weeks! We think his jam pairs nicely with his dad’s 90s sitcom song!

Don’t you???

Ch-ch-check out what Blurred Lines sounds like when it’s mixed with the theme song from Growing Pains …AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Twitter #Music App Launches for iPhone and Web

#TaniaOnTheScene - You no longer have to be Ryan Seacrest, Ne-Yo or Jason Mraz to play with Twitter’s new music discovery app. After testing the app with music artists and influencers, Twitter #Music will be available starting today at and as a separate app for the iPhone through the App Store.

So what does the service do? Well, it does what you might expect from a music app from Twitter — it helps you find music that’s popular on Twitter and music based on the bands you follow. The app is centered around four pages or tabs, which you can swipe through to access.

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