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Justin Timberlake Unveils ‘Man of the Woods’ Tracklist Featuring Alicia Keys

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:30pm

2018 is already starting off as a good year for Justin Timberlake.

On Tuesday, the superstar announced that he’s releasing his fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, at the top of February. The first single, “Filthy,” was released on Friday, and the rollout continues.

The “Rock Your Body” singer took to Instagram on Friday to unveil a handwritten track list for his forthcoming album.

MOTW. Link in bio.

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The titles of the songs on the 16-track album sounds “earthy” like Pharrell Williams suggested in the album’s teaser. The album notably features Alicia Keys on a track titled, “Morning Light,” and Chris Stapleton on a song called, “Say Something.”

JT will be releasing three more singles from the album prior to its release, beginning on January 18th. Each single will be released with its visuals, directed by three different helmsman, to help set up the vibe for the singer’s “most ambitious album to date.”

Man of the Woods is slate for a February 2nd release date.

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United Airlines Forced Landing In Alaska Because Of Feces Smearing Passenger

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:22pm

A United Airlines flight was diverted to Anchorage on Thursday night after a passenger smeared the inside of the cabin with his own feces.

United Airlines flight 895 from Chicago to Hong Kong was not even halfway through its flight when it was forced to land due to a ‘passenger smearing feces everywhere’, according to Ted Stevens International Airport Police.

Cops say the man wiped the excrement in along the walls in a couple of bathrooms before he then took off his shirt and attempted to stuff it into a toilet. The captain decided that the issue was enough to force a diversion and headed towards the Alaskan city.

The passenger was met by FBI agents and airport police as he was removed from the plane. He was then taken to a hospital for a psych evaluation and no charges have been filed according to reports.

The Boeing 777 ended up having to be grounded overnight whilst the aircraft was disinfected and cleaned up.

United Airlines has not yet commented on the incident.

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Paris Hilton Hires Private Security to Protect $2 Million Engagement Ring

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 3:17pm

Last week, Paris Hilton’s fiancé Chris Zylka popped the question during a holiday trip in Aspen, with a 20-carat, $20 million ring.

The heiress has been showing off the pear-shaped rock non-stop (with all reason), thanks to her fingerless glove collection. She loves the ring so much that she’s taking extra precautions to protect it.

TMZ reports that the couple has hired 24/7 security to shadow them ever since he put a ring on it. There’s already around-the-clock security at her home, and they’re also with her in the streets, but in regular clothes so that it isn’t obvious.

This was a smart move considering the amount of heists this past year. This includes the jewelry bust at her aunt Kyle Richards’ house.

Furthermore, we can’t forget the ordeal with Hilton’s former BFF, Kim Kardashian, in Paris.

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Barack Obama Set to Make Appearance on David Letterman’s Netflix Talk Show Series

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:43pm

Barack Obama is set to make his first television talk show appearance since leaving the office.

Late night icon, David Letterman, is coming out of retirement and taking his talents to Netflix.

The streaming service is producing a talk show series titled My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. The people featured on the guest list certainly needs no introduction. The line-up includes George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, JAY-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, and former President Obama.

Obama is the first guest on the six-episode, 60-minute Netflix talk show series.

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman is set to premiere on January 12th. Check out the official trailer above.

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Kevin Gates Will Be Released From Prison Next Week!

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:41pm

Seems like rapper Kevin Gates might be getting a second chance at freedom.

In 2015, Kevin served a 5 month sentence after kicking a female fan in the chest at one of his concerts. After doing the time he was hit again with another charge before he could even get his foot out the door. Gates had outstanding warrants for weapon possession and was hit with a 30- month sentence, sending him right back to jail. It’s safe to say he’s no stranger to the system.

In recent news, Lindsey Hess from the Illinois Department of Correction told TMZ,

“Kevin’s scheduled to be released on Wednesday (Jan 10), after serving 9 months. He is getting out on parole, and his release conditions include mandatory supervision and no possession of firearms.”

Although he has been locked up for the past year, that has not stopped the rapper from releasing new music.  In September, the sequel to his  By Any Means mixtape which features PNB Rock was released by Kevin’s wife and camp.

Hopefully Kevin can avoid trouble moving forward and get back to his music.

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Alex Trebek on Medical Leave Following Brain Surgery

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:32pm

After hitting his head in a fall in October Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and underwent surgery to remove it December 16.

Thankfully, the surgery was successful and the longtime host was released from the hospital two days later. Trebek is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He is also expected to resume taping in mid-January.

The show is filmed months in advanced, therefore, the broadcast schedule won’t be affected with one exception: The upcoming College Championship, which was supposed to tape now, will film in March for April.

Trebek, 77, renewed his hosting deal in May, securing his gig through the 2019-20 season, which will be the syndicated show’s 36th year on-air.

Check out his message to his fans above.

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Apple Music Chief Jimmy Iovine is Stepping Down in August

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 2:28pm

Jimmy Iovine will be stepping down from Apple Music in August 2018.

The former  Interscope CEO joined Apple in 2014 after he sold Beats; a music service and electronics business which he co- founded with Dr. Dre, to the tech giant for $3 billion. Sources told Billboard that Jimmy’s departure from Apple is connected to his Apple shares fully vesting, which means that he had to stay with the company for a certain amount of time before he could weigh out his options.

Jimmy first met Apple founder Steve Jobs and exec Eddy Cue back in 2003, and has been a key advocate for Apple’s iTunes and iPod. Because of his focus on content and program developing, Jimmy has helped Apple Music and Apple’s subscription streaming service to expand to more than 30 million paying subscribers since it’s launch in June 2015.

When asked about his plans after Apple, lovine told Billboard in a September interview that he was focused for the time being on bringing music streaming up to speed.

“I’m 64 years old. I have no idea what i’m doing next. There’s just a problem here that needs some sort of solution, and i want to contribute to it.”

There has been no confirmation yet on whether or not Apple will replace Iovine.

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Kevin Gates Will Reportedly Be Released From Prison Next Week

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:46pm

About a week ago, prison documents surfaced the web suggesting that Kevin Gates’ parole date was switched from June to January. XXL reports that the rapper is set to be released from East Moline Correctional Center next Wednesday, January 10th.

Gates has been locked up in Illinois, serving time a 30-month sentence for a felony gun possession charge. Before being incarcerated, he just came home after serving 6 months in a Florida jail for kicking a fan in the chest.

It was revealed that Gates would be eligible for parole in June 2018 a few months after his sentence. There was much speculation about his release date being bumped up to January last month. Now it’s confirmed that he will be released next week according to the documents below.

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A$AP Rocky Previews Snippet of New Song on Instagram

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:27pm

A$AP Rocky has been teasing a new album for a while now. But there hasn’t been much information about it until now.

Rocky hopped on his Instagram story and previewed a snippet of a forthcoming single on Thursday. The record begins with a dark instrumental that is later accompanied by Flacko’s deep voice circling back to his normal pitch. “Heroin punch, cocaine up in her veins/She dancing, acting strange/Heroin punch, I ain’t for the games/Smoking blunts, rolling paper planes, what you want,” Rocky spits in different pitches.

He didn’t reveal the track’s title, but many fans are speculating that it’s called, “Testing,” based on the caption Rocky posted on the Instagram story. The “testing” of different pitches in addition to statements he made in his previous interview with GQ gives this theory more support.

He told GQ that he’s dedicating this new album to trying new things.

My new album is really about testing new sounds. People are scared to test new sounds, so they go with what’s current ’cause it’s the easy thing to do. The top 100 songs sound a certain way. People cater more to that because it’s a bigger demographic behind that, or it’s a guaranteed demographic behind that. I prefer to experiment and have my crowd grow with me and to reach new crowds. I don’t just rap—I actually make music. That’s why it takes time. These sonics represent me.

Check out the snippet’s of the song below:

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Gucci Mane Ties Top 10 record on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums Chart

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:13pm

With El Gato: The Human Glacier debuting at No. 9 (on the chart dated Jan. 6), Gucci Mane scored his record-tying 18th top 10 on Billboard‘s Top Rap Album Chart.

The “I Get The Bag” rapper’s success began with his debut studio album Trap House in 2005, after he released his single “Icy,” which peaked at No. 10 that year. In 2009, Mane received his first No. 1 for The State vs. Radric Davis by having eight top 10’s. La Flare has also owned the Top Rap Albums category on two other occasions. Everybody Looking remained on the charts for one week in August 2016, while Mr. Davis hit the charts in November 2017.

This leaves Gucci tied on the Billboard charts with rappers E-40 and Tech N9ne. For an update look at the artists with the most top 10’s in the Top Rap Album’s chart history.

Total, Artist
18, E-40
18, Gucci Mane
18, Tech N9ne
12, JAY-Z
11, Boosie BadAzz
11, DJ Khaled
11, Pitbull
11, The Game
10, Ghostface Killah
10, Rick Ross
10, T.I.

Gucci Mane Ties Top 10 Record on Top Rap Albums Chart | Billboard well damn brr!! https://t.co/QAkyesVZpi

— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) January 5, 2018

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Kanye West and Solange Model in Helmut Lang’s Ad Campaign

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 1:12pm

Kanye West joined Solange Knowles in the new Helmut Lang ad campaign.

Ye is sporting garments from his own line, meanwhile the “Cranes in the Sky” singer is rocking re-edition styles and shorts designed by Helmut Lang’s new designer, Shayne Oliver. The “Famous” rapper and Solange appear alongside other models photographed by Exactitudes, founded by Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek.

Yeezy has been vocal in the past about his love for the brand, and says it’s one of his inspirations for entering the fashion world.

HELMUT LANG FANS seen by EXACTITUDES® New York, 2018 Established in 1994, Exactitudes® is an ongoing photographic project by Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek focused on documenting underground subcultures and global communities. To celebrate Helmut Lang Re-Edition, @isabellaburley invited Exactitudes® to capture cross-generational Helmut Lang collectors and fans wearing Volumes 1 and 2, marking their first collaboration with a brand. WWW.HELMUTLANG.COM PHOTOGRAPHY Ari Versluis & Ellie Uyttenbroek – Exactitudes® EDITOR-IN-RESIDENCE Isabella Burley CREATIVE ADVISOR Ava Nirui CASTING Danielle Emerson PRODUCTION Mary Turpin

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Baltimore Public School Districts Closed Because They Lack Adequate Heating Systems

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:59pm

Students at The Baltimore City Public Schools District are being sent to school to learn, but unfortunately the weather is below 25 degrees and there is no heat inside of the classrooms.

The children are forced to wear their coats, and a few of them don’t have one, according to Aaron Maybin, a teacher at Matthew A. Henson Elementary School in Baltimore.

Maybin, a former NFL player, told Baller Alert,

My students were freezing. Most were wearing coats but some don’t have them. I had two classes in my room all day with the windows open, using sunlight to keep warm.

Maybin returned to work last week after a Winter break and realized that the lights were off and it was freezing. He immediately addressed the issue to the principal.

When I arrived at school, half the lights in the building were off and it was freezing. When I spoke to the principal I was told It was due to nobody being there during the holidays to make sure the heat stayed on, and pipes didn’t freeze. The electricity was only working in half of the building. We tried our best as educators. They tried their best as scholars, but they are dealing with a lot already. And now they are supposed to learn in the dark and in the cold.

Although the story is making headlines now, it isn’t a new problem. Maybin argues that the finger can be pointed in several directions.

Everyone is to blame. Everyone is. The governor, the mayor, city council, north avenue. I blame everyone. This problem isn’t new. It isn’t something that just came up yesterday. It’s a citywide issue that has been ignored for years.

Maybin launched a GoFundMe aimed to raise $500,000 for approximately 660 space heaters to be placed in each classroom, as well as around the building. He’s also accepting donations for winter coats and accessories.

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Justin Bieber Museum Exhibit to Open Up in Ontario

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 12:12pm

A memorial of Justin Bieber’s formative years are going on display in a museum in his Canadian hometown, Stratford, Ontario.

The exhibit was coordinated by Stratford Perth Museum with cooperation from Bieber’s grand parents, Diane and Bruce Dale, who gave them access to archive items from the 23-year-old singer’s childhood and career.

A few items set for display includes JB’s Grammy Award, a hockey bag and personal letters including one from Michelle Obama.

“Steps to Stardom” opens at the Stratford Perth Museum on Feb. 18. The exhibit’s title references Justin’s improvised shows on the steps outside the local Avon Theatre.

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Serena Williams On Pulling Out Of Aussie Open: I Need A Little More Time

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:12am

Serena Williams announced she won’t play the upcoming Australian Open as she is not 100% ready after giving birth just four months ago. The 23-time Grand Slam singles winner said, “After competing in Abu Dhabi I realized that although I am super close, I’m not where I personally want to be.”

The younger Williams sister goes on to say in a statement to media, “My coach and team always said ‘only go to tournaments when you are prepared to go all the way’. I can compete, but I don’t want to just compete, I want to do far better than that and to do so, I will need a little more time. With that being said, and even though I am disappointed about it, I’ve decided not to compete in the Australian Open this year. The memory of last year’s Open is one that I will carry with me, and Olympia and I look forward to coming back again.”

Serena will lose the 2,000 points earned winning last year’s final over her sister Venus, which means she won’t have any WTA ranking point by January 29.

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President Trump Threatens To Sue Steve Bannon Over ‘Fire And Fury’ Book

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 9:00am

President Trump is reportedly attempting to stop the publication of Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Michael Wolff’s explosive new book about his campaign and presidency.

It was reported Thursday that Trump’s attorneys have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the book’s publisher, demanding that Henry Holt & Company not publish the book and apologize to the president.

The letter, according to the Post, demands that Henry Holt & Co. “immediately cease and desist from any further publication, release or dissemination of the book,” including excerpts and summaries of the book’s contents, and requests a copy of the book in its entirety as they pursue possible legal action.

Trump also reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon late Wednesday, saying that he violated a nondisclosure agreement by speaking with Wolff and accusing him of making “disparaging” and “outright defamatory” statements. A statement from Trump attorney Charles Harder said that the president plans to take legal action against Bannon.

The book, scheduled to be published next week, has sparked a major feud between Trump and Bannon. Several excerpts published Wednesday revealed interviews with Bannon in which he made incendiary comments about Trump and his family.

Trump also reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon late Wednesday, saying that he violated a nondisclosure agreement by speaking with Wolff and accusing him of making “disparaging” and “outright defamatory” statements. A statement from Trump attorney Charles Harder said that the president plans to take legal action against Bannon.

The book, scheduled to be published next week, has sparked a major feud between Trump and Bannon. Several excerpts published Wednesday revealed interviews with Bannon in which he made incendiary comments about Trump and his family.

In one excerpt, Bannon described the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” He also said there was “zero” chance that the president was not aware of the meeting.

Wolff reportedly recorded many of the 200-some interviews that are included in the book, including his conversation with Bannon.

After excerpts from the book were published, Trump issued a blistering statement denouncing Bannon, saying that the former chief strategist has “lost his mind” and accusing him of “leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was.”

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The Winter is Here But… Game of Thrones Returns in 2019

TheSource Feed - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 8:59am

Winter is here, but for Game Of Thrones fans winter is going to feel a lot longer.

The hit HBO drama will take 2018 off and return for a six-episode final season next year. However, HBO has not confirmed an exact premiere date as of this time.

HBO also announced that David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will return as directors in the final season.

Sapochnik has directed several episodes of the show, including “Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” and “The Winds of Winter,” while Nutter directed “The Rains of Castamere,” “Mother’s Mercy,” and others. Benioff and Weiss have previously directed as well on the series with “Two Swords.”

Fans expressed frustration on Twitter about the long wait for the final six episodes.

HBO has officially confirmed that Game of Thrones will return in 2019! pic.twitter.com/92s7R9UzY2

— Game of Thrones Memes (@Thrones_Memes) January 4, 2018

When HBO confirm that Game of Thrones won't be returning till 2019 pic.twitter.com/sTAhJjSxdY

— GoT Things (@GoTthings_) January 4, 2018

ATTENTION ATTENTION THE GAME OF THRONES WONT RELEASE SEASON 8 UNTL 2019 !! WHAT THE HECK AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE UNTIL THEN !

— Khaleesi (@_Saarahiii) January 4, 2018

Let the countdown towards 2019 begin.

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Check Out This Exclusive Clip of ‘The Commuter’ Slated For Theaters Jan. 12

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:46am

Check out this exclusive clip of the highly anticipated film The Commuter, starring Colin McFarlane(Patient Zero) and Liam Neeson. McFarlane plays the conduction in the soon to be released blockbuster due in theaters January 12.

The film is about an insurance salesman Michael(Liam Neeson) is on his daily commute home, which quickly becomes anything but routine. After being contacted by a mysterious stranger, Michael is forced to uncover the identity of a hidden passenger on the train before the last stop. As he works against the clock to solve the puzzle, he realizes a deadly plan is unfolding and he is unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that carries life and death stakes for everyone on the train.

See the exclusive clip here.

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Listen to Sha Hustle’s Poignant Dancehall Burner “Spend Some”

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:35am

Sha Hustle is always entertaining. The Toronto Super-Creative is a doppelganger of his creative self morphing into producer, A&R and conceptual musician as he pleases. So it’s not a suprise that he finished off 2017 by premiering “Spend Some” on the UTU Takeover of OVO Sound Radio Episode 57, a rich patois-heavy take on problems in the 6. The Cian P produced dancehall burner is Hustle in full money-making mode: there is no filler as he expertly sings-raps sweet roadman talk through his Jamaican-Toronto creole. So if this is his idea of New Age music it couldn’t come at a better time.

Earlier last month, he was posting conversations with Drake on his instagram story, a recent trend as the 6 God has been slowly mounting his return to music after his self-declared 2017 sabbatical. Whether the true connect on something remains to be seen but one this is for sure: Sha Hustle’s personal discography remains a vibrant example of a thriving, undocumented urban culture that remains an undeniable influence on mainstream hip-hop. Listen to the track below.

Photo Credit: Thomas Ridout


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Black-Owned Company Acquired Essence Magazine From Time Inc.

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:39am

Essence Ventures, an independent Black-owned company, acquired Essence Communications on Wednesday from Time Inc., making the iconic brand 100 percent Black owned and led by a Black female executive team with an ownership stake.

“We are excited to be able to return this culturally relevant and historically significant platform to ownership by the people and the consumers whom it serves and offer new opportunities for the women leading the business to also be partners in the business,”
said Richelieu Dennis, founder and chairperson of Essence Ventures.

Time announced in July that it was selling its majority stake in Essence, however, details of the sale to Essence Ventures were not released. “This acquisition of Essence represents the beginning of an exciting transformation of our iconic brand as it evolves to serve the needs and interests of multigenerational Black women around the world in an even more elevated and comprehensive way across print, digital, e-commerce and experiential platforms,” said Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence.

Ebanks will continue to lead the company and will also join its board of directors. She is a member of the female executive team with an ownership stake in the business. Looking ahead, Essence plans to focus on growing its digital businesses and expanding its presence in the international marketplace to reach women who have shared interests and aspirations. Its flagship magazine launched in 1970 and became a hallmark of Black female empowerment and a cultural icon. Essence now reaches an audience of more than 16 million people across multiple platforms, including digital, video, TV and social media.

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Former 60s Soul Singer Betty Jane Willis Murdered By Homeless Man in California

TheSource Feed - Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:29am

On Wednesday (Jan. 3), 22-year-old Rosendo Xo Pec was charged for the murder of former 60s soul singer Betty Jane Willis. She was 76 years old.

Allegedly, Willis was living on the streets of Santa Ana, California for an unknown period of time. Shortly after 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day, Pec, who is reportedly a homeless man, attacked and made an attempt to rape the once soul singer.

According to prosecutors, she was sleeping in a parking lot of a strip mall when Pec attacked her. As she yelled for help, he proceeded to silence her by repeatedly punching her in the head and choking her. In the event, Willis died on the scene.

The Associated Press reports Pec has been charged with murder “with special circumstances” and may face the death penalty.

Betty Jane Willis was best known for her 1960s recordings “Someday You’ll Need My Love,” “Ain’t Gonna Do You No Good,” and “Act Naturally.”

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