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Rick Ross Cancels Concerts: Are Gang Threats to Blame?

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The Teflon Don Cancels Two Weekend Tour Dates Local reports are connecting the North Carolina cancellations to recent gang-related threats against Rick Ross. For his part, the Maybach mogul tweeted, "Promoters cancelled show but I'll be back ASAP." [Billboard]

One Direction Member Almost Arrested? The Sun (get skeptical) said cops didn't approve of Louis putting his head through a moving car's sunroof. Hey, they're just trying to live while they're young! [Gigwise]

Neil Young Says Getting More Miles Per Gallon is Beside the Point Young penned an explanation as to why it's not really that helpful for reducing our carbon footprint. [HuffPo]

Bon Iver Consoles Grammy Nom-Less Grizzly Bear on Twitter Last year's Best New Artist says the Grammys are stupid anyway, so a nom is NBD (tell that to Scooter Braun).[Pitchfork]

Amanda Palmer Postpones Concerts She wants to spend time with her cancer-stricken friend. [Spinner]

Supposed Joe Budden Dick Pic Leaks If that's up your alley, it's online now. And NSFW, obvs. [Gawker]

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August 22: Remembering MJ

August 22: Remembering MJ

Director, Spike Lee, shares a behind-the-scene photo of the late king of pop, Michael Jackson, during the taping of "They Don't Care About Us" in Brazil. The 1995 music video shows Michael dancing through the streets of Brazil pleading for human rights. "Help us celebrate Michael Joseph Jackson's 56th Born Day" Lee adds.

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