magazine has ignited a firestorm of controversy after deciding to use Boston
bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the front cover of its latest issue. The
image shows a close-up of Tsarnaev’s face, with his hair shaggy, wearing a
T-shirt. The headline reads: “The Bomber: How a popular, promising student was
failed by his family, fell into radical Islam and became a monster.” Angry
readers took to Rolling Stone’s Facebook
page to express their outrage at the cover. Here is just a small sample of
some of the comments.
guys should be a class act and take that scumbag terrorist murderer of the
Boston Marathon off your August cover.”
punch to the gut of every Bostonian. Absolutely unbelievable.”
Bauman, who lost both legs, should be on cover"
afternoon, Rolling Stone posted a rebuttal on its website: "The cover
story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and
Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of
the most important political and cultural issues of our day."
A track off
of Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP
-- which has been heavily kept under wraps, has leaked. According to BuzzFeed,
a snippet of what is said to be the singer's upcoming single --
"Burqa" has gone viral.
Is Ed Sheeran a long-term relationship
kind of guy? The British singer revealed in a radio interview that he just got
out of semi-lengthy relationship, believe it or not. He admitted that he has
dated some singers before but no one really know about his love life and that
people don't always guess right, but sometimes they do. He said, "I was in
a relationship for 9 months recently that no one had a clue about. It's over
now so we can talk about it."Although the singer said that she wasn't a
public figure, he didn't reveal any other details about her.
The 2013 MTV
Video Music Awards nominees have been announced -- and Justin Timberlake and Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis are
neck-and-neck with the most nods. They have received six nominations each -- JT
snagged nods for Best Male Video, Best Pop Video and Best Editing for
"Mirrors," also Best Collaboration and Best Direction for "Suit
& Tie" with Jay-Z. Macklemore
& Ryan Lewis are up for "Video of The Year" for "Thrift
Shop," they scored four nods, including Best Hip Hop video for "Can't
Hold Us," and Best Video With A Social Message for "Same Love."
Video of the Year
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, "Thrift Shop"
Bruno Mars, "Locked Out of Heaven"
Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, "Blurred Lines"
Taylor Swift, "I Knew You Were Trouble"
Britney Spears is
ready to take her talents to Vegas! According to RadarOnline, the singer
is looking to become a Sin City headliner while she resides at her new living
quarters at Planet Hollywood. The site said that Brit went before the judge
handling her conservatorship -- Judge
Reva Goetz on Monday (July 15th) and was questioned about the deal with
Ceasars Entertainment.A source told the site that during the singer's 45-minute
meeting with the judge, she expressed how excited she was to be performing in Vegas.
The source said, "Britney assured Goetz she could handle the stress and
felt comfortable with the performance schedule. Britney won't be moving to Las
Vegas permanently -- she'll perform for several weeks in a row and then have
time off. Rehearsals are already underway for the gigs and Britney is heavily
involved in the choreography."
Will Jay-Z and Beyonce finally hit the road together? When asked in a radio
interview, Jay-Z said about the notion, "It's always floating out there,
it's floating out there. It has to be the real thing and it's slowly making
sense, more sense every day, every day it's making more sense - as far as a
tour, not an album."
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 8:15:56 AM