2008 – Grammys still on… Read more

2008 – Grammys still on…

2008 – Grammys still on. While the writers’ strike put a damper on the Golden Globes, the Writers Guild of America announced Tuesday (January 22) that the striking union will not protest the upcoming Grammy Awards, as had been expected. The unresolved writers’ strike already resulted in a scaled-back Golden Globes and was looming over […]

2007 – Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Manhattan Read more

2007 – Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Manhattan

2007 – Toni Braxton filed a lawsuit at the U.S District Court in Manhattan against her former manager Barry Hankerson for $10 million, alleging “fraud, deception and double dealing.” According to Braxton, Hankerson placed his own personal financial interests ahead of hers by using “double-talk” to compromise the relationship between Braxton and her former recording […]

2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to Read more

2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to

2006 – American Idol contestant Derrell Brittenum surrenders to the Georgia police. Along with his twin brother Terrell, Brittenum performed on the hit show while being wanted on theft and forgery charges. Terrell and Derrell Brittenum caught in new ‘American Idol’ controversy By Christopher Rocchio, 01/17/2008 One American Idol mini-controversy apparently wasn’t enough for Terrell […]

2005 – Drummer Mike Chiplin leaves UK metallers Lostprophets to “pursue… Read more

2005 – Drummer Mike Chiplin leaves UK metallers Lostprophets to “pursue…

2005 – Drummer Mike Chiplin leaves UK metallers Lostprophets to “pursue other musical opportunities”. Alternative-Metal band formed in the Cardiff satellite town of Pontypridd, WALES, in 1997, by drummer Ian Watkins and guitarist Mike Lewis; when drummer Mike Chiplin and guitarist Lee Gaze joined, Watkins took over vocal duties and Lostprophets were ready to go. […]

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile inte… Read more

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile inte…

2003 – Ja Rule becomes the first high-profile international artist to tour South Africa. Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule, is an American rapper and actor signed to The Inc. and Universal Records formerly of Def Jam Recordings. A Hollis, New York native best-known for hits such […]