February 10, 2012


News Notes: Chris Brown to Remain on Probation & More

Too Soon, Too Soon: A judge denied a request from Chris Brown's lawyer that the R&B singer's five-year probation should be permitted to end early. The lawyer cited three years of good behavior and positive feedback from Brown's probation officer, but the judge decided that Brown should remain under probationary supervision. [LATimes]

It's a Family Affair: Jake Clemons, nephew of the late Clarence Clemons, will be one of two saxophonists taking over for the Big Man during Bruce Springsteen's upcoming world tour with the E Street Band. [Billboard]

Real Talk: Adele responded to some of the less-than-flattering comments made about her appearance: "I don’t want to be some skinny mini with my tits out. I really don’t want to do it and I don’t want people confusing what it is that I am about.” Preach! “I represent the majority of women and I’m very proud of that.” [DailySwarm]

What Would the Jewish Community Think?: Cat Power cancelled a concert in Israel after posting this on her Facebook: “DUE TO MUCH CONFUSION IN MY SOUL,PLAYİNG FOR MY İSRAELİ FANS W/SUCH UNREST BETWEEN İSRAEL&PALESTİNE I CAN’T PLAY,AS I FEEL SICK IN MY SPIRIT XX." 1) Turn off the caps, Chan Marshall. 2) Huh? [Stereogum]

Bum Rap: Country singer Brad Paisley hates the cheeky title of Paul McCartney's new album, Kisses on the Bottom. Apparently Macca's record label agrees. [DailySwarm]

Everything's Coming Up Milhouse!: Someone is selling a sweater for all those diehards fans of Milhouse van Houten and Skrillex. I'd like to see the Venn diagram that preceded the manufacturing of this garment. [SexySweaters]

They Yabba Dabba Did It: After releasing their debut album last year on their own label, Caveman has signed to Fat Possum and announced a headlining spring tour that kicks off in Chapel Hill, NC. [CoS]