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New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (9/16):
  • Garth Brooks - The Ultimate Hits
  • Chris Brown - X
  • Flyleaf - Between the Stars
  • Franz Ferdinand - Late Night Tales
  • Slash - World on Fire
  • Train - Bulletproof Picasso
Out next week (9/23):
  • Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival
  • Erasure - The Violet Flame
  • Jackie Evancho - Awakening
  • Jennifer Hudson - JHUD
  • Lenny Kravitz - Strut
  • Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett - Cheek to Cheek
  • John Mellencamp - Plain Spoken

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Source: Soundscan, September 27, 2014


DID BRITNEY SPEAR STEAL HER LINGERIE DESIGNS?
Did Britney Spears steal the designs for her upcoming lingerie line? According to Radar Online, Britney has been accused of copying designs from a Beverly Hills boutique called Addiction Nouvelle Lingerie. One of the store's employees put Brit on blast on Instagram, saying, "The sneak peak of Britney’s new intimate's collection looks more like a copy of the full bra and high waist panty by Addiction Nouvelle Lingerie…that you can purchase in our Beverly Hills store."

  • In the post, the employee posted a photo of her company's lingerie set that looked a lot like Britney's and called the singer a "copycat."


KANYE WEST STILL IN HOT WATER AFTER WHEELCHAIR INCIDENT IN AUSTRALIA
A contributor for the Huffington Post -- who is also a stroke survivor, has penned an open letter to Kanye West after the rapper told two fans in a wheelchair to stand up at a recent concert in Australia. As previously reported, Ye refused to continue with the show until he received confirmation that the two concertgoers who were sitting were actually disabled.

Harshada Rajani wrote, "I wanted to sincerely thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the strength and character you showed at your concert in Sydney. You are a consummate performer who just needed to put those lazy, unappreciative fans in their place. You are an intelligent man so you obviously deserved to ask them for proof of their alleged disability. I mean who wouldn’t call a security detail on the delinquent concert-goers to verify their disability status?"

The writer continued, "As you and your wife attest, this is just a catastrophe created by the media. They have pretty much outlined exactly what happened verbatim, and truthfully portrayed your pompous attitude in all its glory, but I know they somehow made this all up. Your unabashed offensiveness victimized two people, but clearly, you are the victim in all of this! Like you said, you are just a target; you did nothing wrong! There is no video that clearly shows you totally humiliating and patronizing two of your loyal fans, while a whole entire stadium laughs at and taunts them. Oh wait…there are numerous videos that show exactly that."

  • She closed the letter, saying, "By the way, I’m in a wheelchair and though I can stand, I wouldn’t waste even half a breath of energy standing up for you. p.s. Apologize. A generous donation to the disability charity of your choice will be expected at your earliest convenience."

KANYE AND KIM K SELLING UNFINISHED MANSION

Meanwhile, Kanye and his wife Kim K have placed their unfinished Bel-Air mansion on the market for $11 million. According to Forbes, the couple "proceeded to strip the mansion down, remove entire walls, push it out further to the backyard, change the plans, change them again, all before finally throwing their hands in the air and heading to Hidden Hills."

KimYe decided to purchase a $20 million home around the corner from Kim's mom -- Kris Jenner.

  • The couple purchased the mansion last January.

MORE KANYE NEWS

In other news, according to the NY Post, Kanye and Lorde have a collab on the way. Sources have said that as soon as Kanye wraps up his tour in Australia, he plans on recording with Lorde. Neither of the two have spoken on the collab however Lorde previously covered Kanye's record "Flashing Lights."


BEYONCE AND BARBRA STREISAND COLLABING?
Is there a Beyonce and Barbra Streisand collab in the works? According to Perez Hilton, Bey was actually too busy to work on Streisand's new album. Streisand said, "Everyone we asked was…busy. She had her people try to do a track of one of the songs from my movie, 'A Star is Born,' and it just, we didn't have the time to finish it, to get it right. We had to release the album. Maybe someday we'll do a duet because she's so great."

  • Streisand's latest album Partners is currently in stores.


CHRIS BROWN SAYS HE AND RIHANNA ARE FRIENDS
Chris Brown has revealed that contrary to popular belief, he and Rihanna are actually friends. During an interview with Access Hollywood, Breezy said, "I think people kinda always get misconceptions because if you don’t see Rihanna and I in the headlines dating or with each other, it’s always, 'Oh, they hate each other.' Me and her are friends. We have a great understanding. There’s no issues. At the end of the day, we’ll do music. If the time is right, if she’s working on an album and wants me on a record, she can call, I’ll get on the record."

CHRIS BROWN ADDRESSES KARRUECHE BREAKUP RUMORS

In other news, Chris has also addressed the recurring rumors that he and his girlfriend Karrueche Tran have called it quits. He told MTV News, "When you read things in the media, you'll see 'this happened' and 'that happened,' but I just let them talk. Because, at the end of the day, that's what their job is. You’ve gotta mature at some point and not give them that attention…when it comes to all the extra hoopla, that just gets lost in translation with me."

  • Breezy then spoke on Kae's recent incident with BET where she dissed Blue Ivy on 106 & Park. He said, "We had a conversation about that, too, but she’s good. I know the comment on the prompter was kinda left field — I don’t know who wrote it up, or why it was done — but I told her, next time, because I know it’s your first time doing this, just look at it and say ‘Hey, hey I don’t know about this’ … But that comes with show business. At the end of the day it has to be something left, or most of the time, negative. I felt it was unnecessary."
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GWEN STEFANI WASN'T SURE ABOUT HER HUSBAND BEING ON 'THE VOICE'
Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale are both featured on the upcoming season of The Voice, but things weren't always copasetic between the two. Gwen said during a recent press conference, "I went back and forth about having Gavin on the show because we have only collaborated on babies before. I was really overwhelmed that Gavin was actually going to be on the show with me, and we got in a little fight about it the night before because I was like, ‘I don’t know if I can handle this. It’s just too much."

She continued, "I slept on it, and in the morning, I said, ‘Let’s do this. It’s going to spice things up. This is new. Let’s do something collaborative. Why not?’ And it was awesome. The first couple of contestants who came through, I was so nervous. I wasn’t nervous because of being on the show. I was nervous because I was sitting next to him. He’s smart. He’s so musical. You play different roles for different people in your life — and I’m his wife, so it was weird. But it was awesome and really, really fun to do that with him."

  • The show returns to NBC on September 22nd.


MATHEW KNOWLES HAS FATHERED ANOTHER CHILD
TMZ has reported that Mathew Knowles has fathered another child. It was previously reported that a woman named TaQoya Branscomb said that Beyonce's dad was the father of her 3-year-old daughter. DNA test results have now confirmed that Mathew is the father of Branscomb's child.

According to the site, a copy of a paternity test was ordered by a Houston judge after Knowles was sued by Branscomb -- whom Knowles impregnated back in 2010.

  • She will also attempt to receive child support for their daughter.
  • Knowles is currently paying child support for his son with Alexsandra Wright.
  • Branscomb released a statement on the situation this past summer, saying, "First I’d like to thank my family, my friends, and the public for their love and support. I have taken the necessary legal action against Mathew Knowles. With that being said… it’s in my best interest for this to remain a private matter for now… Above all I am a mother and my daughter’s well-being is my only priority."


MILEY CYRUS IN HOT WATER WITH MEXICO
Miley Cyrus is in hot water for disrespecting the Mexican flag. According to Gossip Cop, Miley got slapped on the butt with the flag during a concert earlier this week and is now being investigated by government officials. The singer could potentially be placed in jail for going against the country's laws that protect "national emblems, the flag and the national anthem."

One local politician has already accused Miley of "desecration."

  • Miley's potential punishment includes fines and up to 36 hours in jail.
  • It's worth noting that there are conflicting reports as to whether or not Miley or the actual concert promoter will be held accountable.


WILL.I.AM ANNOUNCES NEW EYEGLASS BUSINESS VENTURE
Will.I.Am has introduced another business venture. According to XXL, Will has teamed up with designer George Gorrow to create a collection of glasses called ill.i.Optics. The two will be taking a different approach with the frames and they will represent Will's style while providing consumers with a different option for eyewear.

  • All frames are handmade in Italy.


QUICKIES
IS JUSTIN BIEBER A CHEF?: Justin Bieber took to Instagram to show off his cooking skills. Biebz captioned the video, "Lol chef bieber" as he prepared his meal as if he were the host of a cooking show. In the clip, he says, "As you can see, I am cooking organic chicken breasts."

'ANACONDA' PARODY VIDEO TAKES SHOTS AT NICKI MINAJ: A parody video to Nicki Minaj's track "Anaconda" surfaced the net and took several jabs at Nicki. In the clip, jokes are made about Nicki's butt not being real, her getting botox in her face as well as surgery on her nose and lips. The video also includes an actor who plays Drake.

MIKE WILL MADE IT SPEAKS ON JAY Z COLLABORATIONS: In an interview with Hiphopdx.com, Mike WiLL Made It has opened up about upcoming Jay Z collaborations. He said, "Me and Jay, it’s nothing really specific. We just workin’. He’s talented…He’s a legend. He’s a great. At the same time, I grew up listening to him and he’s respecting the work that I’m putting out. I’ve been sending him tracks. He’s been recording to them. He’s been telling me to put some stuff to the side. We don’t really know where it’s gonna land. Really, we’re just doing it for the art. Wherever it ends up landing, it ends up landing."

IGGY AZALEA GOES IN ON A FAN HARRASSING HER ABOUT SEX TAPE: Iggy Azalea got at a fan on Twitter who asked her about her alleged sex tape with her ex-boyfriend. When a fan asked, "So when's this sex tape dropping." Iggy responded, "I don’t have one and quite frankly I’m sick of being harassed by men like you online wanting to play with your little penis while thinking of me."

ROBIN THICKE STRANDED IN CABO?: According to TMZ, Robin Thicke was stranded in Cabo with 30,000 tourists with his son Julian and nanny after Hurricane Odile hit. The singer was stuck for days and trying to leave. He finally left Tuesday (September 16th) with the help of a military aircraft.