Usher's Stepson Taken Off Life Support
Usher's 11 year old stepson Kile Glover has passed away from injuries he sustained while in a jet ski accident earlier this summer. He was declared brain dead after the accident, but was kept on life support due to his Mother's wishes. Doctors said t »»
Usher To Be Musical Guest On Saturday Night Live
Will Ferrell will host the May 12th edition of Saturday Night Live, and Usher will be the musical guest, according to Entertainment Weekly. Usher's performance will be in support of his upcoming album Looking For Myself. This will mark the fourth »»
Usher Coming To The Big Screen
Usher has signed on to do the movie Hands Of Stone. He will be playing legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, and will be starring opposite of Robert De Niro and Gael Garcia. Usher says: "I'm in preparation for a very incredible role. If you see me in th »»
Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj Presenting Grammy Nominations
This years Grammy Nominations Concert will be held on November 30th, hosted by LL Cool J. Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry are set to be presenting some of the nominations. There will also be performances by Lady Gaga, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Rihanna, and U »»
Usher Receives Philantropy Award
He will be awarded the honor due to the work done by his charity the New Look Foundation, which collected money for Hurricane Katrina victims and for Haiti relief. The National Civil Rights Museum will be honoring Usher, Dr. Bill Frist, Cicely Tyson, »»
Justin Bieber Is Going To Rule Christmas
As of November 1st, the lives of teenage girls everywhere will no longer be the same again. Justin Bieber will be releasing a Christmas album, featuring collaborations with both Usher and Boyz II Men. This truly will be the most wonderful time of the »»
Is Usher A Thief?
R&B artist Usher is currently facing allegations that his song "Burn" was actually stolen from songwriter Ernest Lee Straughter. So far there has been a lot of back and forth in the courtroom, with Usher's team pleading with the judge to re-exami »»
American Idol - Episode 9-27 Review
Thankfully last night’s episodes was listed as R&B cause there was rarely any soul shown on the stage. The opening of tonight’s show mixes highlights of the performances with scenes from the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans. Outside of »»
American Idol - Episode 9-26 Review
Enough of the lies spewed by Simon Cowell. Every week he ends up whining to contestants that of the millions or at least thousands of songs they could have selected, why did they pick that one? Liar!!! There are a set number of songs that have been c »»
MGF Presents My Top 21 of the 21st (So Far...)
The title track led the charge, giving us a cathartic feeling of hope that these men and women who sacrificed their lives to try and save others, that their deaths weren’t in vain. This song is so epic, so important and so meaningful even today... well, it’s not coincidence President Obama used it as a campaign song. It’s the number one song of the 21st century, and we’re all the better for it. ... »»
Short Attention Span Theater
Hellfire and bustification, it's about damn time I came back. For those who didn't read 411, I'm Ryan T. Murphy; I used to write this column over there in 2003, as well as the Murphy Mondays news column. I'd like to thank good ol' J.R. Fernandez and Johnny 'Dro for bringin' me back. For the noobs, I like to call Short Attention Span Theater an e-zine rather than a column. As the name suggests, I jump all over the place, with short opinion pieces on music (and possibly a sliver of movie opinions; not to step on the collective toes of Popcorn Junkies, it won't be a main focus). I cover all genres of music although I have a healthy bias toward punk, reggae and Southern rock. And I'm an unbelievably opinionated prick, so if I say something that offends you or that you disagree with, good.
Oh and don't expect pictures, I'm still in the fetal stage of these fancy computer writin's.