Date: Jun 02, 2021
    Posted By: Roula Lynch
First he took a pill in Ibiza. Now Mike Posner has climbed Mount Everest, for a good cause.

The Detroit artist flexed his adventurer skills by scaling the summit of the worlds highest mountain, and, importantly, making the return journey.

Early Tuesday (June 1), Posner and his team mates Dawa Chirring Sherpa, Jon Kedrowski and Dawa Dorje Sherpa reached the top of the world, posing for snaps and remarking, That’s what I call a sunrise.”

Posner kept his followers updated on social media. We are now back at camp 2 but not out of the woods until we descend to base camp tomorrow am. Please keep us in your prayers, reads his most recent tweet.

The trek was years in the planning, and saw the Grammy-nominated singer devote much of 2020 to intensive high altitude training in Colorado.

Posner is raising money via corporate sponsors and a GoFundMe page for The Detroit Justice Center (DJC), a non-profit law firm working alongside communities to create economic opportunities, transform the justice system, and promote equitable and just cities.

At the time of writing, Posners fundraiser had raked in 223,619 of the 250,000 goal.

Speaking ahead of his peak feat, Posner explained, “While my walk across America was about me finding myself, I want my climb to be about others. He continued, Before my dad died (in 2017), he was a criminal defense attorney in Detroit for 40 years. I’ve decided to dedicate my climb to the Detroit Justice Center because they’re doing criminal justice reform work in my city that would make my dad beam with joy.”

Its not the first time Posner has reached a summit. His 2016 hit I Took a Pill In Ibiza reached No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart, and stayed there four weeks.

Last month, Posner released the new song “Jealousy” (Arista Records) a collaboration with blackbear, written alongside Mat Musto and Justin Bieber and produced by RetroFuture.


    Date: Apr 28, 2021
    Posted By: Roula Lynch
Britney Spears is getting a chance to speak to the court directly about her conservatorship.

Samuel Ingham, Spears’ court-appointed attorney, made the request for his client to address the court herself at Tuesday’s (April 27) hearing in Los Angeles. Ingham told Judge Brenda Penny, who is overseeing the singer’s conservatorship, as well as Britney’s parents, James and Lynne Spears, that Britney wants to talk to the court herself over the status of her conservatorship. The request came at the end of the Tuesday’s hearing when Ingham said he still had some “housekeeping issues” to discuss.

“Conservatee asks the court for a status hearing so she she can address the court directly,” Ingham told the judge.

In addition, Ingham said Britney was requesting that the hearing take place as soon as possible.

“My client has asked that it be done on an expedited basis,” said Ingham.

Penny agreed to Britney’s request, setting the hearing for June 23 and saying “the purpose of the status hearing would be the status of the conservatorship.”

The other matters, including Britney’s request to appoint Jodi Montgomery, a private professional fiduciary, as her conservator instead of her father James, who she asked to resign, were continued until July 14 by mutual agreement of Britney and her parents legal teams.

The original hearing was scheduled to address Inghams motion filed on March 23 asking James to resign as Britneys conservator and to appoint Jodi Montgomery, a private professional fiduciary, in his place. Montgomery has been serving as the pop singer’s temporary conservator since Sept. 9, 2019 when her father temporarily relinquished his role citing health reasons at the time.

Spears court documents filed at the time also make clear that her requested appointment of Montgomery does not mean in any way that she is giving up her rights in the future to end the conservatorship entirely.

“[Spears] expressly reserves the right to petition for the termination of this conservatorship,” states the court filing. “Nothing in the within petition shall be deemed to constitute a waiver of that right.”

If approved by the court, Montgomery will have the sole authority to retain 247 caretakers and security guards for Spears. She will also have the power to restrict and limit visitors except for Ingham. Montgomery will also be given the power to communicate with any of Spears’ doctors.

According to the boxes checked on the petition form, Spears requires a conservator because she is unable to properly provide for her personal needs of “physical health, food, clothing, or shelter” and unable to manage her financial resources or to resist fraud or undue influence.

Last August, when Judge Penny extended Spears conservatorship until 2021, Ingham filed a motion saying his client did not want her father to continue to serve as her conservator. Ingham said at the time in court papers that the “conservators rescued her from a collapse, exploitation by predatory individuals and financial ruin.”. Ingham described the first phase of her conservatorship as a “triage” to save her, but he says since then, her life and needs have changed. Ingham says he believes that the changes being requested by Britney are in her best interest.

He describes Britneys second phase of her conservatorship, that ran until her Las Vegas residency ended on Dec. 31, 2017, and her last live tour performance on Oct. 21 , 2018, as her performing period. During that time, Spears needed the assistance of a personal manager, a business manager as well as many other individuals. But now, Ingham says Spears is in a new phase with different needs and wishes and she has no desire to perform.

“We are now at a point where the conservatorship must be changed substantially in order to reflect the major changes in her current lifestyle and her stated wishes,” Ingham writes in the motion.

Ingham also said at the time that Britney is “strongly opposed” to her father continuing as the sole conservator of her estate. Instead, she prefers to have a qualified corporate fiduciary appointed to serve in this role, according to Ingham. Ingham said in those court papers that he expected her dad to “aggressively contest” Britney’s wishes.

There were technical issues during Tuesday’s hearing, which took place remotely. At one point, James blurted out, “Lynne, mute your phone!” Things between the two parents appeared strained. Prior to Tuesdays hearing, James legal team filed court papers on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing Britney’s mother Lynne of not acting in her daughter’s best interests. According to his court papers, James says Lynne has not been involved in her daughter’s conservatorship until very recently and is causing undue delay and “stirring up more unnecessary media attention.” While James says he has been “very cautious, limited, and thoughtful in dealing with the media,” the filing says Lynne has “exploited her daughter’s pain and trauma for personal profit by publishing a book about (Britney).”

James also accuses Lynne of intentionally or carelessly serving Sam Lutfi, Britney’s former manager, with court papers. “Factually speaking, the Conservator obtained two permanent restraining orders against Mr. Lutfi and was in litigation with him for about seven years after Mr. Lutfi sued the Conservatorship in 2009,” reads James motion. “Mr. Lutfi does not have any interest in this Conservatorship, and his counsel should not have been served with Lynne Spears’ objections.

According to James court papers, “Despite having zero involvement in her daughter’s conservatorship until very recently, Lynne Spears is asserting claims as if she were a party directly involved in the litigation (which she is not).”


    Date: Dec 05, 2020
    Posted By: Roula Lynch
JoJo Siwa is the latest celebrity to share her experience with coronavirus.

I did end up getting it, the big, dreaded COVID-19. It got through my whole family, the 17-year-old told ET, noting that thankfully, symptoms were mild. We had headaches, we were tired, we had shortness of breath, we had all the things. All my family actually lost their taste and smell, but all have it back. But I never did.

She added that her brother and parents tested positive before she contracted the virus. Everyone who gets this virus, its gonna affect them differently, she said. We were all, like, three days apart.

Siwa also discussed her new festive album, JoJos Rockin Christmas. I love the holidays, its such a fun time of the year! she shared. Its fun because [theres] always something happening. For us, its Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year -- and you just always have something to look forward to!


    Date: Oct 09, 2020
    Posted By: Roula Lynch
Bebe Rexha is back, she’s jealous and she’s got feline support.

Doja Cat assists on Rexha’s slinky, self-reflecting new tune “Baby I’m Jealous,” which pounced at midnight.

On it, Rexha sings: “This is me, a woman in dichotomy I love me, until I dont My apologies for looking on your history Im trying to let it go.”

Doja unleashes her own verse and the pair team up for the chorus in the back half of the song, which can be streamed in full below.

Produced by Jason Gil and Jussifer, “Baby I’m Jealous” is Rexha first single for 2020, and the followup to 2019’s You Cant Stop the Girl.

Doja is set to perform a medley of her biggest hits at the Oct. 14 Billboard Music Awards. A first-time nominee, shes up for top RB song with Tyga for their collab, Juicy.

    Date: Sep 30, 2020
    Posted By: Roula Lynch
As Justin Bieber’s “Holy” arrives at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 – marking his 20th top 10 hit – what does the single mean for the pop star’s next move?

Bieber himself has called “Holy” the beginning of a “new era,” and he’s currently at work on recording a new studio album. (It’s “some of the best music I’ve made,” Bieber said in a livestream recently.) So, what might “Holy” suggest for the sound of the new project?

On the new Billboard Pop Shop Podcast (listen below), the team discusses if the enlightened sound of “Holy,” where Bieber sings “the way you hold me … feels so holy” points to a specific genre or sound on the upcoming project. Will it be a continuation of the journey Bieber began with his recent album, Changes, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 earlier in the year?

One person who has actually heard music on Bieber’s next album is his “Holy” collaborator Chance the Rapper. Chance recently shared his thoughts to Bieber about his next project: “It’s some of the best music I’ve ever heard, period. It reminds me of when Michael Jackson made Off the Wall… It is literally groundbreaking music… I don’t want to give away the genres (on the album) and all that stuff, but you went crazy.”

Elsewhere on the new Pop Shop Podcast, hosts Jason and Keith review big chart news on how Taylor Swift beats a longstanding chart record held by Whitney Houston, how BTS jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and how Charlie Puth nabs his fourth top 10 on the Hot 100 thanks to his teaming with Gabby Barrett on “I Hope.”


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