Sinead O'Connor, the Irish singer-songwriter who has been vocal about the lack of morality in the music industry lately, insists that Justin Bieber may not understand that he is not selling out shows and records based off of his talent.
According to O'Connor, 46, the music industry distracts the masses by advertising sexual messages from people's favorite artists.
"The sounds of the records and the videos and how artists look has all been taken over by the industry. In a way, music's all been silenced," O'Connor said recently, according to Perez Hilton. "That's why I feel strongly about the over-sexualizing of young women. As long as you're visually distracted, you're not really listening." more >>
Porsha Stewart is admitting she was embarrassed to admit that her marriage was dissolving to her co-stars on "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."
"When I was married, I held that flag of being a wife so strong. And for me I felt like if I told the girls exactly what was going on, they would say 'I told you so,'" Stewart said on the Bravo network show Sunday. "And then it would make me feel like everything I was doing was wrong. And I did not want to have a group of women judge me and my household because everything I did as a wife, everything I did as a mother, I meant it."
Stewart, "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" reality television star, said she learned through Twitter that her estranged former NFL playing husband Kordell was divorcing her last March. While Stewart spend much of season five of her showcasing her marriage, season six will show viewers how she is getting through a difficult divorce. more >>
Shawn "Jay Z" Carter is explaining his decision to officially move forward with his business deal with the Barney's department store after the deal recently came under scrutiny.
The 43-year-old rap mogul is premiering his fragrance Gold at the department store for the holiday season but petitions called for him not to do so because of allegations that Barneys racially profiled some customers. However, Jay Z recently took to his Life and Times website to explain why he decided to move forward with fragrance sold at Barneys.
"In the past several weeks two separate investigations were launched as a result of the wrongful detention of Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips. My team has been privy to the status of the Barneys third party consultant investigation," the rap mogul wrote on his website. "In continuing our research, we also contacted the New York State Attorney General's office for the status of their investigation into both Barneys and Macy's. Those findings are not yet available." more >>
Ariana Grande, the singer who has opened up for Justin Bieber on his recent "Believe" tour, recently defended the 19-year-old Canadian crooner amid media speculation.
While Bieber has been the subject of media headlines for aggressive behavior, allegedly smoking marijuana, and an alleged recent tryst in South America, 20-year-old Grande said he is going through normal behavior.
"He can do whatever he wants. He's doing the same thing as every other boy in the world, you know. He's just under a microscope and scrutinized by people who don't know him," she told Reuters recently." I know him and he's a good person. He really is. He's a nice person. And everybody's like, ugh, never mind. But he's a good guy and he doesn't deserve what he's going through." more >>
Miley Cyrus insists she is a feminist.
"I feel like I'm one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women to not be scared of anything," Cyrus said in a recent interview with BBC's Newsbeat. "Girls are all beautiful."
The 20-year-old singer who has come under scrutiny for her lewd performances insists that there are double standards with men and woman and that she does her best to push the envelope for that reason. more >>
Mars Hill Music has announced that on November 25 they will be releasing, Repeat the Sounding Joy, a Christmas EP from their band CITIZENS.
The EP will feature five songs including: "Joy to the World," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Come and Stand Amazed," "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and "Silent Night."
CITIZENS' previous release was their first full-length and it reached No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and also debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Heatseekers and Worship Albums charts. more >>