DMX to plead guilty to tax evasion, faces five years in jail

DMX, real name is Earl Simmons, agreed Thursday to plead guilty to a single count of evading taxes instead of going to trial on the 14 counts he was charged with, officials said. The compromise reduces Simmons possible time in jail from 43 to five years in jail, based on sentencing guidelines. DMX was charged wtha “multi-year scheme to conceal millions of dollars” from the IRS for his alleged failure to file personal tax returns for several years. DMX sold millions of records between 2002 and 2005, enough to amass a $1.7 million tax bill. “By insisting to be paid in cash whenever possible and having royalty payments diverted to the accounts of financial surrogates, Simmons concealed hundreds of thousands of dollars of income from the IRS,” Acting U.S. Attorney Joon ...

Frances Cobain Officially Single, But Still Hammering Out Divorce

Frances Cobain I’m Single!!! But Divorce Wars Continue 11/30/2017 4:42 PM PST Frances Bean Cobain is finally a single woman in the eyes of the law, even though she’s battling her ex in court. In docs filed Thursday in L.A., the judge declared Frances and Isaiah Silva as officially divorced. There are still a few hang-ups before their divorce is finalized, such as just about everything else. Spousal support, property division, and attorney’s fees still having to be hammered out … according to the docs obtained by TMZ. One of the biggest property disputes is over Kurt Cobain’s acoustic guitar. Silva is claiming he has the right to hold on to the 1959 Martin D-18E, and Frances has basically said … over my dead body.

Wyclef Jean Blasts Trump’s Plan to Deport Haitians: ‘You’re Sending Them Back to Die’ (Exclusive)

Earlier this month, President Trump sparked outrage when he announced his decision to end provisional residency protection for 60,000 Haitians by 2019 for those who were affected by the devastating 2010 earthquake. Trump’s decision to curtail their stay comes after his administration stated that the “extraordinary conditions” that plagued Haiti “no longer exist.” In a new interview with Billboard, Wyclef Jean blasted the president’s decision to oust his fellow Haitians from the United States and not renew their temporary protected status. “I’ve been talking about that TPS for a minute now. I saw it coming. I saw the policies, but what I’m gonna do, I’m definitely gonna say one thing, which I stand by: The country of Haiti right no...

Watch Feid Turn the Tables on Infidelity in Sexy New ‘Ahora’ Video

When Vevo unveiled its dscvr artists to watch list for 2018 earlier this month, there was a single Latin act among its 20 selections: Colombia’s Feid (Feh-eed). Feid, who Billboard highlighted as an Artist on the Rise last May, first made inroads as one of the writers behind J Balvin’s hit “Ginza.” Since then, he’s been busy working on his own stuff, and last week, he released his debut album, Así como suena (As It Sounds), titled as a reference to the pronunciation of his name (Feid’s real name is Salomón Villada Hoyos). Out on Universal imprint In-Tu-Linea, Así como suena features Feid’s own brand of melodic reggaeton with a penchant for storytelling. New single “Ahora” is all about a two-timing girl who, in the video, has no problem making out with Feid in his car while her curren...

Shy Glizzy, Trey Songz & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Have That ‘Dope Boy Magic’

Shy Glizzy has been sporadic with releasing music. However, the D.C. native is set to release a brand-new mixtape, Quiet Storm, in about a week. With Shy’s Grammy nomination alongside Goldlink on the latter’s record “Crew,” there’s a lot of anticipation for Quiet Storm. Just a couple of days after the Grammy nod, Shy Glizzy recruits Trey Songz and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie for his new song “Dope Boy Magic.” The two MCs and Mr. Steal Your Girl, who takes care of the song’s hook, rhyme about making moves and flipping money bags. “Young jefe, homes/ Girl, what your name is?/ Tell me who you came with/ Ain’t nothin’ like none of these industry n—as, I’m dangerous/ She like ain’t you famous? (Nope)/ I’m still on that same shit (Yup)/ I bet you won’t never go f—in’ no lame/ Put you on t...

Garrison Keillor Firing Prompts Backlash From His Fans

Outraged Garrison Keillor fans deluged Minnesota Public Radio Thursday with complaints about the firing of the humorist over alleged workplace misconduct. Some say they will no longer support MPR, one of the nation’s largest public radio operations, which depends heavily on financial contributions. MPR said Wednesday it was cutting ties with Keillor, creator and former host of the popular public radio show A Prairie Home Companion, over an allegation of workplace misconduct. The network did not give details, but Keillor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that he had put his hand on a woman’s bare back while trying to console her. Minnesota Public Radio News said that dozens of people planned to cancel their MPR memberships in response to the Keillor firing. Bridget George of Anoka says she ...

Ed Sheeran & Beyonce Team for ‘Perfect’ Duet

Ed Sheeran shared a new acoustic version of his ÷ single “Perfect” featuring Beyonce on Thursday evening (Nov. 30) that lives up to its name.  The superstars share the spotlight on the duet, with Sheeran opening up the song by singing the first verse and chorus over light acoustic guitar picking and organ backing. Beyonce comes in on the second verse, swapping the lyrics’ genders with support of choral background vocals, and then is joined by Sheeran partway through the second chorus.  There’s a divine intimacy in the moving reworking, which is naturally amped up by Beyonce’s superstar feature but balanced out by the stripped back accompaniment.  This is Beyonce’s third surprise feature of the fall, following “Mi Gente” with J Balvin and Will...

Stunning model found dead with throat slashed in Jamaica

A 26-year-old Queens woman looking for work in Jamaica’s tourism industry was found dead with her throat slashed on the side of a rural road in the island nation. The body of Desiree Gibbon was discovered Sunday morning in the small northwestern town of Anchovy on a road called Long Hill about 4 miles from Montego Bay. Residents spotted the blood-caked body in the bushes and alerted the police, according to the LoopJamaica.com website. Her devastated parents were hurriedly making arrangements Thursday to fly to Jamaica.“NY Daily News reports It has to have been a complete stranger. Desiree had a heart of gold, everybody loved her,” said her aunt, Peggy Brunner. “Everything hurts. It’s hard to breathe.” Brunner said Gibbon’s father owns a hotel in Jamaica. She went there planning to g...

Jeezy Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For “Pressure” LP

After months of relative silence, Jeezy — aka The Snowman — has returned just in time for Christmas with the release date and cover art for Pressure, his follow-up to 2016’s Trap Or Die 3.  In an accompanying trailer for the album, Jeezy steps out of an all-white Ferrari into a winter scene wearing a Snowman chain as his music bumps in the background. “Ball hard/ Go bigger,” he spits. The Instagram caption reads, “PRESSURE 12/15. #TrustYaProcess,” a hashtag Jeezy has been teasing on social media for awhile. The Grammy Award-nominated rapper’s eighth studio album is expected to arrive December 15. Pre-orders are available here. Check out the cover art below and trailer above.

Ellen DeGeneres Slashes Price Of Santa Barbara Compound

Ellen DeGeneres Slashes Price Of Santa Barbara Compound By More Than $5 Mil! 11/30/2017 1:45 PM PST Ellen DeGeneres‘ 17-acre Santa Barbara compound is definitely stunning, and definitely not priced to move … until now. Ellen took $5.5 million off the original $45 mil asking price this week. It’s now listed for the low, low price of $39.5 million. Quite a deal for a home with 9 fireplaces, ocean views and 800 sq. ft. … in the living room alone! The 6-bedroom home‘s been on the market since March, but real estate tycoons like Ellen don’t have to wait to buy new property. She scooped up a waterfront crib last month in nearby Carpinteria. That one was only $18.6 mil … aka weekend crash pad.

Anthony Scaramucci and Wife Reconcile, Divorce Dropped

Anthony Scaramucci Reconciles with Wife … Divorce Dropped 11/30/2017 2:50 PM PST Exclusive Details Anthony Scaramucci and his wife are giving marriage another try … Deidre Ball has dropped her divorce petition. Scaramucci tells TMZ they are “absolutely” back together.  He says they are back living under the same roof. You’ll recall, Deidre, his wife of 3 years, filed to end the marriage last July. There were reports she was fed up with his D.C. ambitions. There were also rumblings of infidelity. Ball filed when she was almost ready to give birth. They had a son in late July. If D.C. was the reason for the split, that shouldn’t be a worry anymore. 

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Reportedly Getting Hitched Memorial Day Weekend

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Memorial Day Weekend Wedding … Report Claims 11/30/2017 2:55 PM PST Breaking News Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are giving friends and family an extra day to recover from their wedding because they’re reportedly tying the knot over Memorial Day Weekend.  The wedding date is set for Saturday, May 26 … according to one British tabloid. That would work out perfectly not only for their American guests, but also the Brits. That Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK. As we reported, they’re getting hitched at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle outside of London. If you’re a Royal fam fan … plan your holiday accordingly.