This week, BuzzFeed was hard at work forcing our political opinions on everybody. When we weren’t complaining about President Obama, we were busy defending the sanctity of marriage with famed imbecile and head of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher. The Gathering of the Juggalos was also last weekend,… Read More
In this age of the mash-up and the sample, artists are constantly suing one another for copyright infringement. But here’s a new twist on that common refrain: Playboy has reportedly filed charges against Drake. It seems the naked-lady empire owns the 1975 track “Fallin’ in Love” by Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, which they say the rapper illegally sampled on his song “Best I Ever Had.”
Perhaps even stranger than the story itself is where it first surfaced: MissTilaOMG.com, the site best known as the online home of Tila Tequila’s rantings about Lady Gaga and the Illuminati. Despite the fact that the blogger included scanned versions of the official documents, we weren’t even entirely convinced that the story was true until MTV confirmed it with Playboy’s lawyer. But before Hugh Hefner and Drake hash it out in a court of law, we’re sure the court of public opinion will want to weigh in. After the jump, listen to both “Fallin’ in Love” and “Best I Ever Had” and let us know what you think: Is Drake guilty?
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This morning, part time blogger and full time crazy person, Tila Tequila, has been going on a Twitter tirade accusing Lady GaGa and the whole pop music industry of being a part of the Monarchy of Satan. Tila also wrote this confusing and long blog post about those turning to the devil and how she is standing up to a group of people or spirits she vaguely refers to as the “others.” As to be expected, the post is written with as much clarity as Middle School zene writer, so to really understand what she is talking about it quite difficult, but we have done our best and pulled the best quotes from her rant… Read More
When J.D. Salinger died last week at the age of 91, the Twitter- and the literatti aligned to mourn the reclusive writer. Charles McGrath wrote a touching obit in the New York Times; Lillian Ross waxed poetic in The New Yorker and Bret Easton Ellis, tweeted, “Yeah!! Thank God he’s finally dead. I’ve been waiting for this day for-fucking-ever. Party tonight!!!” Ah, the Twitterverse, where Chilon of Sparta’s maxim “Don’t speak ill of the dead” doesn’t apply, as long as you can do it in under 140 characters. We turned to the Twitterverse to see how other luminaries, literary and decidedly unliterary, marked Salinger’s passing*.
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Forget St. Patrick’s Day. Cinco de Mayo is the alcohol industry’s equivalent of a Hallmark holiday. Corona would like to think that May 5th is an important national holiday, but they’d also like you to think that you need a Lite version of their beer. And yet even if Cinco de Mayo is a manufactured anniversary akin to St. Valentine’s day, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use you it to douse your worries about swine flu in Mexico’s national drink: tequila. But since you won’t have the traditional mariachi band to back you up — unless you’re drinking on the subway — after a jump, a selection of songs to use as chasers.
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