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Is Melissa Gorga's 'On Display' the worst 'Real Housewives' song yet? We may have a winner!

There are plenty of terrible pop songs out there. But there’s something especially gross about singers who revel in the public’s dislike for them, when, in reality, the public doesn’t care enough about them to even have an opinion.

Lindsay Lohan was already “tired of rumors starting” before any of them had. X-Factor contestant Cher Lloyd told haters to “get up out [her] face” on “Swagger Jagger“—her first single.

And now there is Real Housewife of New Jersey Melissa Gorga, whose new single “On Display,” attempts to tell off her critics while explaining to them that Gorga is, in fact, famous. Ugh.

The worst in a long line of Housewives tracks, “On Display” celebrates Melissa’s shameless ploy for celebrity status, but, as if trying to awkwardly squeeze into the Rebecca Black-esque “Stop bullying me!” moment, also attempts to paint Melissa as a victim of relentless pop-culture persecution.

“Everybody want to steal my crown,” she whines, not realizing that we, too, could spend $3.93 at Party City if we actually did want a personal princess tiara.

Check out the tragic track below: READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber is entertainment's richest teen -- see who else made the list

While it’s nice that Justin Bieber now has a street named after him in a small town in Texas, you have to assume that he prefers the economic spoils of his fame a bit more.

And what spoils they are! According to People, Bieber is the richest teen in entertainment, having taken in an astounding $53 million last year.

Of course, that isn’t just cash from album sales or even his massively successful arena tour. When you consider just how many Bieber dollars there are, you have to remember that he also licenses his name and likeness to all sorts of stuff that has nothing to do with music, like his fragrance (which accounted for a pretty big chunk of change). He also cleared a bunch of green thanks to Never Say Never, the biopic/concert movie that came out earlier this year.

Musicians dominated People‘s list of the richest teens, as touring and diversification allowed for a lot more paydays than movie or television stars have. READ FULL STORY

Troubled Michael Jackson tribute concert hits new snag with Kiss's Gene Simmons

When the news first broke that a cabal of Michael Jackson’s family members (lead by Michael’s mother Katherine) were planning a tribute concert for the late King of Pop in Wales later this year, the red flags immediately went up.

After all, we’ve been through this sort of thing before (remember that concert that was supposed to take place in Vienna a few months after Jackson’s passing in 2009?), and it didn’t help that the Jacksons announced the existence of the concert without mentioning a single performer on the lineup.

Also not helpful? The fact that only hours after Michael Forever was introduced, another set of Jackson family members (including brothers Jermaine and Randy) issued a statement saying they did not endorse the show—though only because it would take place during the manslaughter trial of Jackson physician Conrad Murray, and not because it’s a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea). That seemed like a good enough reason to close up shop on the whole thing, right?


Pia Toscano signs with Interscope Records

Looks like Interscope chairman and American Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine really took those “I’ll Stand By You” lyrics to heart. A spokesperson for Pia Toscano confirmed to EW that the season 10 ninth-place finisher has signed a recording deal with Interscope Records. Her debut album will come out later this year, and her first single, “This Time” — an acoustic guitar and beat-driven track by Ester Dean — will drop July 12 just in time for Toscano to perform it as part of her set on this summer’s American Idols LIVE! tour.

As long as this album isn’t called The Princess Pia, and as long as white jumpsuit enthusiast (saboteur?) Gwen Stefani isn’t costume-directing the cover, I am PUMPED about this news. You?

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Tom Petty asks Michele Bachmann to stop using 'American Girl,' joins long list of rockers unhappy with politicians

You know election season must be in full swing when rock stars are issuing public statements getting candidates to stop using their songs at rallies, speeches and events.

The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann’s campaign to get her to stop using Petty’s 1977 hit “American Girl.”

This isn’t even the first time Petty has bristled at the idea that somebody from the right borrowed one of his tunes—he issued a similar letter in 2004 when George W. Bush used Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” as one of his campaign themes (like Bachmann, Bush complied).

Ever since Bruce Springsteen took umbrage with Ronald Reagan’s use of “Born in the U.S.A.” during his re-election campaign in 1984, it has become something of a tradition for rock musicians (many of whom, you may have noticed, have views that tend to skew to the left) to publicly disassociate themselves from right-wing candidates who borrow their music. READ FULL STORY

Rihanna furious with MTV Canada over erroneous Chris Brown report

Though they have both gone out of their way to put the incident behind them, neither Chris Brown nor Rihanna have been able to shake the long shadow of Grammy night 2009, when Brown assaulted his then-girlfriend.

The latest resurrection of the story comes care of MTV Canada, who felt the wrath of Rihanna after they reported on a tweet that showed up in her Twitter feed on Thursday morning.

The tweet (which was revealed to be fake) read, “I admit, I provoked Chris to hit me. It was not entirely his fault. #ImSORRY.” A handful of sites reported on the message, but Rihanna zeroed in on the article posted on MTV Canada’s news site (which has also disappeared), tweeting “are u f—ing kiddin me?????? You’re supposed to be a RELIABLE source for news on music and this is the bulls— u post?”

In response, MTV Canada sent out a defense tweet, saying “We were reporting on a story that was posted on several sites today. We had no intention to be salacious.”

This isn’t even the first Twitter-related incident involving Rihanna and Brown this week. A tweet recently showed up in Brown’s feed that was addressed to Rihanna and said “You got that pic I sent you?” Fans went crazy thinking that the two had been in contact, and the tweet was reported on several websites, but Brown later deleted the message and corrected people, saying “Don’t listen to the blogs. Stop tryna make a story out of nothing.” (That message has also been deleted.)

The lesson in all this? Both Rihanna and Chris Brown should let their tweeting fingers take a rest for a good, long while. All it seems to do is create problems for them, and if their feeds are that easily hacked, it’s probably not safe for them to continue using the service anyway. Don’t you think, readers?

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Justin Bieber gets tackled during fragrance unveiling in New York

Justin Bieber is diversified, which keeps the teen titan in the black but also apparently forces him to learn a little bit of jujitsu.

During an appearance at Macy’s in New York City to present his brand new fragrance (which is cryptically called Someday), he was accosted by a man who hopped a barricade outside the store.

According to the local New York ABC affiliate, Bieber was holding court inside the store but decided to head out onto the sidewalk to shake some hands and sign some autographs for the thousands of tweens who gathered to get a glimpse of the him but were denied entry into the store.

Bieber took a swing back at the man, who has not been identified, and was not hurt in the incident. UPDATE: According to new reports, the man in question was a plainclothes police officer who was attempting to help the singer and was restrained by Bieber’s bodyguards.

You can track the brief altercation in the video after the jump, but be warned that it’s taken from quite a distance (though it really captures the size of the crowd) and contains a lot of NSFW potty-mouthed narration from the knuckle-headed videographers.


Rebecca Black's 'Friday' remains pulled from YouTube. A nation mourns?

UPDATE, 7 p.m. ET, June 17: It’s Friday and Rebecca Black’s video remains off of YouTube, after a purported “Director’s Cut” was yanked off-line as well.

“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Rebecca Black. Sorry about that.” Those horrifying words are now what greets anyone seeking out the official music video of Rebecca Black’s generational pop anthem, “Friday,” on YouTube. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's a little peeved her new album leaked, but happy fans like it

On Tuesday Beyoncé‘s new album, 4, leaked to the Internet exactly three weeks before its June 28 release date. But the R&B diva seems to be taking it all in fierce stride.

Rather than sweeping the issue under the rug, she used her Facebook page to address it. Read her statement here:


Katy Perry adds another layer to her alter-ego in new video preview for 'Last Friday Night (TGIF)'


Beyoncé has Sasha Fierce. Jennifer Lopez sometimes becomes Lola. Nicki Minaj needs a family tree to track her alter egos (including Roman Zolanski and Harajuku Barbie).

Clearly, to be a dominant woman in music today, you have to have more than one personality, and Katy Perry has dipped her toe in that world via her nerdy other half, a 13-year-old braces-wearing girl named Kathy Beth Terry.

Equal parts Joan Cusack from Sixteen Candles and Amy Poehler’s “Kaitlin” character on SNL, Kathy Beth Terry has already appeared in a teaser for the video for “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” (not to mention that single’s cover art), and now she’s in a video that gets a little more inside the personality of Terry. Watch it here:


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