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Perez Hilton Says Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am Assaulted Him in Toronto Over Fergie Feud

blackeyepeas-fergie-assault-perez-apPerez HIlton Birthday Party Celeb blogger Perez Hilton says he was assaulted by Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am at an after party following the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday. "I'm in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel now. Please," Lavandeira posted on his Twitter page, at around 3 a.m. "I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke." Will.I.Am then created his own Twitter account to respond to the allegations: "I just made a Twitter account because it isn't cool for someone to blame you and blast you with lies," he posted an hour later, before creating the video below. The alleged altercation was centered around Fergie, who, according to the blogger, came up to him twice asking why he was so negative towards the band's hit single, "Boom Boom Pow." According to Will.I.Am, Perez was being mean to Fergie, whom he considers a sister, and felt he needed to protect. UPDATE: Perez has since created this video detailing the alleged attack.
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GIMME FIVE: A List of Icons, Legends & Greats According to Kanye West’s Quotes

With the recent news about Chris Brown and Rihanna's domestic abuse drama, Kanye West spoke out in support of his former tour mate. Not only did he call Rihanna "my baby sis," but the Grammy-winning rapper and producer went as far as calling her "the most important artist in music." And while we're on West's loose flattery, Blindie compiled a list of his prior hyperbole relating to his musical peers: Kanye West on Beyoncé in December 2008: "Nobody really wants to recognize that Beyoncé is a f***ing living legend and that she is just as great, if not greater, than the artists that we had in the past…that she’s probably greater than Tina Turner." Kanye West on Justin Timberlake in August 2007: "My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. He's the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level -- black radio, white radio...We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day." Kanye West on frenemy 50 Cent in January 2009: "50 is one of those rappers that I said was the end all be all of what rap what supposed to be. Like a true iconic rapper." Kanye West on Rihanna in February 2009: "Rihanna is so important to our culture, to pop music. I feel like she is the most important artist in music and has the most potential. Her taste level and her age ... she has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time." Kanye West on Kanye West in November 2008: "I want to be Elvis," he said during an acceptance speech at the American Music Awards. But days later he clarified, "I really should have thought that out more because that statement was actually really incorrect. Actually, the true statement was 'I want to be better than Elvis.'"
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Ga Ga: In Honor of 2008 Blindie Lists Favorite Things of the Year

With our freshman year on the web coming to a close, Blindie's compiled a list of our favorite things of 2008: FASHION Favorite Model: It's a TIE! Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman have continued to impress us this year with their growing catwalk & cover careers! Best Red Carpet Moment: Rihanna at the BET Awards. We know, gross. BUT one highlight of the ghetto fab awards ceremony was Rihanna showing up in the ruffled yellow sundress by Giambattista Valli..FAB! PEOPLE Best Grown Hunk: Jason Momoa. Granted his face was tragically slashed, but he's having his second baby with Lisa Bonet and we're pretty sure the scar will just make him look more ruggedly gorgeous! Best Growing Hunk: Taylor Lautner. The Twilight star has fans petitioning to get him cast in the sequel New Moon. We're too excited to see this 16-year-old cutie mature into manhood! Favorite Starlet: Rosario Dawson. With two hit flicks (Eagle Eye & Seven Pounds) and a massive get-out-the-vote effort, the New York bred beauty stunned us with her acting chops and her love of Twilight! Best Sisters: Sasha & Malia Obama. These girls are too cute and we're lucky enough to watch them blossom into young women in the White House! Best Couple: Barack & Michelle Obama. The new faces of America have busted the glass ceiling and will continue to show the world the beauty of black love. TV/MOVIES Favorite Reality Show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Talk about drama! These five Georgia peaches reminded us what reality TV was supposed be: real, bitchy and explosive! Best Break Out Star: Cast of Twilight. Not since JTT have we gone beserk over teen hotness (and we are grown women!)...this cast (and we're hoping little Taylor too) will be back to give us more blood in New Moon. Favorite Gossip Girl & Guy: Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick: They're the ONLY reason to watch GG. The best TV chemistry we've seen since Mer-Der circa Season 1 of Grey's (when it was good)! MUSIC Best Band: TV on the Radio. With the release of their latest album, Dear Science, TOTR happily reminded us of some our favorite songs of the 80s! Best Single: "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. It was a stoner flick that made it ubiquitous, but this infectious hit made us skip on the streets! Best New Artist: Leona Lewis. This record-breaking Brit helped us through some bad breakups in 2008, with "Bleeding Love" and "Better in Time"! Most Addictive Choreography: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. From fat gay men to skinny gay men to a little tot named Arianna in a onesie, too many regular people uploaded videos of their best renditions of this addictive hit.
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Chris Brown Named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2008

Music's got a new king in Chris Brown--at least according to Billboard, which named the 18-year-old singer the top artist of 2008. "It's bigger than what I can ever imagine. It's unexpected totally, so it's a surprise," Brown, who also nabbed the honor in 2006, said. With hits like "With You," "Forever" and "No Air" (with Jordin Sparks), Brown heated up the charts consistently through 2008. "I've had a good year but I still feel like a little insecure in those parts. I'm like, `There's little ol' me getting an award' — that's incredible," he said. Lil Wayne was runner-up, girlfriend Rihanna was No. 3, and Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five.
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Leona Lewis Named Billboard’s Top New Artist of the Year

Leona Lewis has been named Billboard’s top new artist of the year, determined by performance on Billboard’s albums and singles charts. The X-Factor winner and Simon Cowell protégé's latest single, a cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" (see music video below), has gone straight to the top of the singles chart, becoming the fastest-selling download in British chart history, with 133,000 copies. It was only in March that Lewis became the first British female to top the U.S. charts in over 20 years with her hit single "Bleeding Love." Last week, the Brit beauty nabbed three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Bleeding Love," while her debut album Spirit received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. With her powerful vocals, Lewis is often compared to contemporary greats like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. "It's quite scary," she recently said of the comparisons. "It's a massive compliment. Personally I've got a lot of hard work to do."
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Robin Thicke on Wife Paula Patton: ‘She Gets One Script Out of Every 10 That a White Girl Would Get’

R&B singer Robin Thicke doesn't bite his tongue on race in music and movies in an interview with the Miami Herald. In regards to his wife, actress Paula Patton's career, Thicke says, "She being African-American gets one script out of every 10 that a white girl would get because...they're just not looking for a black actress in this role." While he says it's not that way for every role, he does explain that filmmakers say, "'We want a white girl. We're sure of that.' So she has to deal with that a lot. And when you live with somebody you see that world in a different way than I would have ever seen." But being a white boy with soul in the R&B world, Thicke, who released his new album Something Else last week, knows how it feels to stick "out like a sore thumb." "I do find that doors are closed because the color of my skin, but doors are also open because of the color of my skin," he explains. "And doors are closed on a lot of other people, and I'm definitely not the victim in this society, that's for sure." As for the future of race in America, the gorgeous singer says, "I think with Barack Obama running for president we're learning very quickly that race is still at the forefront of people's minds. Nowadays, just because they changed the laws doesn't mean they changed the whispers. Nowadays, racism is in the whispering and it's in the connotations."
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Ga Ga: K’Naan Kicks Off US Tour with Surprise Performance by Mos Def in New York

Canadian poet and hip hop artist from Somalia K'Naan kicked off his US tour at Le Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich Village Thursday night. During his performance, the thought-provoking lyricist surprised an eclectic crowd of fans when rapper-actor Mos Def joined him during his set. Mos Def has said K'Naan can "make a song anywhere...out of anything!" During his show, K'Naan also previewed music from his upcoming LP Troubadour, which like his debut album The Dusty Foot Philosopher, chronicles his rise from the rough war-torn streets of Somalia. Like most hip-hop artists, K'Naan explores themes of gun and street violence, but chooses to yield his troubled years as a youth in a more eloquent and thoughtful manner. Blindie's just ga ga over this award-winning folk-rap artist and looks forward to hearing more from him in the future!
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Perez Hilton Says Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am Assaulted Him in Toronto Over Fergie Feud

blackeyepeas-fergie-assault-perez-apPerez HIlton Birthday Party Celeb blogger Perez Hilton says he was assaulted by Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am at an after party following the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday. "I'm in shock. I need the police ASAP. Please come to the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel now. Please," Lavandeira posted on his Twitter page, at around 3 a.m. "I was assaulted by Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas and his security guards. I am bleeding. Please, I need to file a police report. No joke." Will.I.Am then created his own Twitter account to respond to the allegations: "I just made a Twitter account because it isn't cool for someone to blame you and blast you with lies," he posted an hour later, before creating the video below. The alleged altercation was centered around Fergie, who, according to the blogger, came up to him twice asking why he was so negative towards the band's hit single, "Boom Boom Pow." According to Will.I.Am, Perez was being mean to Fergie, whom he considers a sister, and felt he needed to protect. UPDATE: Perez has since created this video detailing the alleged attack.
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GIMME FIVE: A List of Icons, Legends & Greats According to Kanye West’s Quotes

With the recent news about Chris Brown and Rihanna's domestic abuse drama, Kanye West spoke out in support of his former tour mate. Not only did he call Rihanna "my baby sis," but the Grammy-winning rapper and producer went as far as calling her "the most important artist in music." And while we're on West's loose flattery, Blindie compiled a list of his prior hyperbole relating to his musical peers: Kanye West on Beyoncé in December 2008: "Nobody really wants to recognize that Beyoncé is a f***ing living legend and that she is just as great, if not greater, than the artists that we had in the past…that she’s probably greater than Tina Turner." Kanye West on Justin Timberlake in August 2007: "My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake. He's the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level -- black radio, white radio...We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day." Kanye West on frenemy 50 Cent in January 2009: "50 is one of those rappers that I said was the end all be all of what rap what supposed to be. Like a true iconic rapper." Kanye West on Rihanna in February 2009: "Rihanna is so important to our culture, to pop music. I feel like she is the most important artist in music and has the most potential. Her taste level and her age ... she has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time." Kanye West on Kanye West in November 2008: "I want to be Elvis," he said during an acceptance speech at the American Music Awards. But days later he clarified, "I really should have thought that out more because that statement was actually really incorrect. Actually, the true statement was 'I want to be better than Elvis.'"
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Ga Ga: In Honor of 2008 Blindie Lists Favorite Things of the Year

With our freshman year on the web coming to a close, Blindie's compiled a list of our favorite things of 2008: FASHION Favorite Model: It's a TIE! Jourdan Dunn & Chanel Iman have continued to impress us this year with their growing catwalk & cover careers! Best Red Carpet Moment: Rihanna at the BET Awards. We know, gross. BUT one highlight of the ghetto fab awards ceremony was Rihanna showing up in the ruffled yellow sundress by Giambattista Valli..FAB! PEOPLE Best Grown Hunk: Jason Momoa. Granted his face was tragically slashed, but he's having his second baby with Lisa Bonet and we're pretty sure the scar will just make him look more ruggedly gorgeous! Best Growing Hunk: Taylor Lautner. The Twilight star has fans petitioning to get him cast in the sequel New Moon. We're too excited to see this 16-year-old cutie mature into manhood! Favorite Starlet: Rosario Dawson. With two hit flicks (Eagle Eye & Seven Pounds) and a massive get-out-the-vote effort, the New York bred beauty stunned us with her acting chops and her love of Twilight! Best Sisters: Sasha & Malia Obama. These girls are too cute and we're lucky enough to watch them blossom into young women in the White House! Best Couple: Barack & Michelle Obama. The new faces of America have busted the glass ceiling and will continue to show the world the beauty of black love. TV/MOVIES Favorite Reality Show: The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Talk about drama! These five Georgia peaches reminded us what reality TV was supposed be: real, bitchy and explosive! Best Break Out Star: Cast of Twilight. Not since JTT have we gone beserk over teen hotness (and we are grown women!)...this cast (and we're hoping little Taylor too) will be back to give us more blood in New Moon. Favorite Gossip Girl & Guy: Leighton Meester and Ed Westwick: They're the ONLY reason to watch GG. The best TV chemistry we've seen since Mer-Der circa Season 1 of Grey's (when it was good)! MUSIC Best Band: TV on the Radio. With the release of their latest album, Dear Science, TOTR happily reminded us of some our favorite songs of the 80s! Best Single: "Paper Planes" by M.I.A. It was a stoner flick that made it ubiquitous, but this infectious hit made us skip on the streets! Best New Artist: Leona Lewis. This record-breaking Brit helped us through some bad breakups in 2008, with "Bleeding Love" and "Better in Time"! Most Addictive Choreography: "Single Ladies" by Beyonce. From fat gay men to skinny gay men to a little tot named Arianna in a onesie, too many regular people uploaded videos of their best renditions of this addictive hit.
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Chris Brown Named Billboard’s Top Artist of 2008

Music's got a new king in Chris Brown--at least according to Billboard, which named the 18-year-old singer the top artist of 2008. "It's bigger than what I can ever imagine. It's unexpected totally, so it's a surprise," Brown, who also nabbed the honor in 2006, said. With hits like "With You," "Forever" and "No Air" (with Jordin Sparks), Brown heated up the charts consistently through 2008. "I've had a good year but I still feel like a little insecure in those parts. I'm like, `There's little ol' me getting an award' — that's incredible," he said. Lil Wayne was runner-up, girlfriend Rihanna was No. 3, and Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five.
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Leona Lewis Named Billboard’s Top New Artist of the Year

Leona Lewis has been named Billboard’s top new artist of the year, determined by performance on Billboard’s albums and singles charts. The X-Factor winner and Simon Cowell protégé's latest single, a cover of Snow Patrol's "Run" (see music video below), has gone straight to the top of the singles chart, becoming the fastest-selling download in British chart history, with 133,000 copies. It was only in March that Lewis became the first British female to top the U.S. charts in over 20 years with her hit single "Bleeding Love." Last week, the Brit beauty nabbed three Grammy nominations, including Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Bleeding Love," while her debut album Spirit received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. With her powerful vocals, Lewis is often compared to contemporary greats like Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. "It's quite scary," she recently said of the comparisons. "It's a massive compliment. Personally I've got a lot of hard work to do."
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Robin Thicke on Wife Paula Patton: ‘She Gets One Script Out of Every 10 That a White Girl Would Get’

R&B singer Robin Thicke doesn't bite his tongue on race in music and movies in an interview with the Miami Herald. In regards to his wife, actress Paula Patton's career, Thicke says, "She being African-American gets one script out of every 10 that a white girl would get because...they're just not looking for a black actress in this role." While he says it's not that way for every role, he does explain that filmmakers say, "'We want a white girl. We're sure of that.' So she has to deal with that a lot. And when you live with somebody you see that world in a different way than I would have ever seen." But being a white boy with soul in the R&B world, Thicke, who released his new album Something Else last week, knows how it feels to stick "out like a sore thumb." "I do find that doors are closed because the color of my skin, but doors are also open because of the color of my skin," he explains. "And doors are closed on a lot of other people, and I'm definitely not the victim in this society, that's for sure." As for the future of race in America, the gorgeous singer says, "I think with Barack Obama running for president we're learning very quickly that race is still at the forefront of people's minds. Nowadays, just because they changed the laws doesn't mean they changed the whispers. Nowadays, racism is in the whispering and it's in the connotations."
Read More

Ga Ga: K’Naan Kicks Off US Tour with Surprise Performance by Mos Def in New York

Canadian poet and hip hop artist from Somalia K'Naan kicked off his US tour at Le Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich Village Thursday night. During his performance, the thought-provoking lyricist surprised an eclectic crowd of fans when rapper-actor Mos Def joined him during his set. Mos Def has said K'Naan can "make a song anywhere...out of anything!" During his show, K'Naan also previewed music from his upcoming LP Troubadour, which like his debut album The Dusty Foot Philosopher, chronicles his rise from the rough war-torn streets of Somalia. Like most hip-hop artists, K'Naan explores themes of gun and street violence, but chooses to yield his troubled years as a youth in a more eloquent and thoughtful manner. Blindie's just ga ga over this award-winning folk-rap artist and looks forward to hearing more from him in the future!
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