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Amy Winehouse, known for her music and her battles with drug addiction has been found dead inside her London apartment today. A press release from the Metropolitan Police stated:
Police were called by London Ambulance Service to an address in Camden Square NW1 shortly before 16.05hrs today, Saturday 23 July, following reports of a woman found deceased.
On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Enquiries continue into the circumstances of the death. At this early stage it is being treated as unexplained.”
In a sign of things to come, Winehouse cancelled her European tour after only a few shows. The shows she appeared in, she appeared visibly out of sorts. Winehouse was only 27 years old.
Ever wonder what Katy Perry requires in her dressing room during concerts? Check out a few pages from her 2011 Tour Rider. These are requests and requirements that many artists give concert venues tour managers prior to their appearance. In total, Katy’s tour rider is 45 pages long, but we’ll just post a few here. Her requirements don’t seem to be as outlandish as other celebrity performers that require X amount of blue m&m’s in their dressing room. But she was recently criticized for minor rumors and things such as banning carnations and banning drivers looking at her or starting a conversation.
In response Katy adjusted her Tour Rider to make her less “Diva-ish.” Katy told USA Today, “The whole driver thing, I have no idea where that came from. My response was, ‘Just change it. Make it not so silly!’”
“My sister handles flowers and VIP stuff. Maybe she has a beef with carnations, but I don’t think so. Anyone who knows me knows I’m easygoing. I’m just an entertainer. I’m not asking for the sun to shine at night.”
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Source: The Smoking Gun & USA Today
Pandora has announced the launch of comedy stations. Now just the same as with music, you can pick artist, skip or rate tracks you do or don’t like to personalize your station. According to Pandora, a team of analysts have sorted through thousands of performances to classify them based on style and content.
“We are delighted to now be able to give people a mix of familiar and new comic material that they’ll love to listen to,” Pandora founder and chief strategy officer, Tim Westergren, said in a statement.
Pandora launched in 2000, allowing users to stream music over the Web. They have a growing (and dedicated) user base that creates personal stations based on genres or artist
Pandora’s comedy content likely won’t be as large as it is for music fans, they have said that it has quite a bit available and will grow.
BREAKING NEWS: After suffering from two strokes since 2007, Long Beach Rap Legend, Nate Dogg aka Nathaniel Hale has died at 41 years old. On Tuesday, March 15th, 2011, his family announced his death. Born and raised in Long Beach, Nate rose to fame by providing hooks for Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G and Snoop Dogg among countless other artists. While not known for his individual solo success, Nate was considered one of the greatest hook men in the business. According to Nate Dogg’s lawyer, Mark Geragos, Nate died due to complications from his multiple strokes.
There have been many rumors of Nate’s passing in the past, but this appears to be legitimate. Rumors swirled in 2007 when he suffered his first stroke, then again in 2008 when he suffered a second stroke. Since 2008, he had been recovering slowly from the ill effects of the strokes in a recovery home. The official annoucement was made on the Long Beach Press Telegram.
One of Nate Dogg’s greatest solo commercial hits was Never Leave Me Alone. Check out the video below.