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30May
2012
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New X Factor Judge Demi Lovato Talks Bipolar Disorder,Marriage & Dating Don’ts

Demi Lovato. Photo: Cosmopolitan Magazine
Demi Lovato. Photo: Cosmopolitan Magazine

Demi Lovato. Photo: Cosmopolitan Magazine

New X Factor Judge Demi Lovato looks tempting on the July Cosmopolitan magazine cover which is set to hit newsstands next week.

Demi, now 19, talks openly about her bipolar disorder, when she sees herself getting married, and what types of guys she will not date.

About being diagnosed with bipolar disorder;

“I felt relieved when I found out. Like I’m not completely crazy; there’s a medical reason for all of it.”

“It’s a daily thing; you don’t get time off from it. And if I feel myself slipping back into old patterns, I have to ask others for help, which is hard for me to learn, because I really like doing everything on my own.”

She also talked about where she feels she will be in her personal life;

“I want to be married with kids in 10 years.” (No word why she didn't say married to drfunkenberry in 10 years.  Sure it was an honest mistake that she left my name out is all.)

She also touched on what guys she wouldn't date;

“I don’t have many deal breakers. I’ve done so much in my life, it doesn’t feel right to judge other people. Oh, I know one quality I won’t tolerate. I would never be with a guy who is controlling.” 

Hmm.  Wonder if Demi has a sweet spot for guys with blue eyes.

We know others have been harsh on Demi being an X Factor judge and an afterthought like L.A. Reid but we know better.  We are glad that Cosmo is putting the shine on Demi and we are also proud of her talking about her issue of bipolar disorder and sharing what she is going through.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Melody Gardot Returns From Her Absence With New CD Entitled “The Absence” Win A Copy!

Melody Gardot. The Absence
Melody Gardot. The Absence

Melody Gardot. The Absence

Jazz artist Melody Gardot has just released "The Absence" her 3rd CD. This time, she hooks up with noted guitarist and film composer Heitor Periera.

Gardot's third album reflects her time spent travelling the globe in support of her two previous releases, Worrisome Heart and My One and Only Thrill. After exploring the deserts of Morocco, the tango bars of Buenos Aires, the beaches of Brazil, and the streets of Lisbon, the Philadelphia-based artist captured the essence of these exotic locales in her new music.

Gardot found her voice during music therapy sessions after she was hit by a car at age 19. Now 25, the singer also models for luxury brands Lanvin and Piaget in between sold-out concerts around the globe.

The Absence is available on iTunes and Amazon, and is streaming in full on Spotify.

To listen to the single "Amelia" and for your chance to win a copy of the CD, click the continue reading button.

30May
2012
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Audio Stepchild: Every Coincidence Has A Sofa Bed

Sofa Bed

Audio Stepchild has just released "Sofa Bed", the first single off of their album "Every Coincidence is Significant" which features hip-hop group Nappy Roots, who have sold more than 5 Million records worldwide. Both are now available now through Hoopla Worldwide / WIDEawake / E1 Music. Audio Stepchild released an album 11 years ago which featured Prince.

You can hear the single "Sofa Bed" ft. Nappy Roots right now on 2DopeBoyz.

The video for "Sofa Bed" highlights the final moments of Retep Srevlihc, a man who died while filming the music video in Nottingham, England. Family and friends of the late loved one felt that Srevlihc would want the video shown because he was said to have been so passionate about the project, and they agreed to allow it to be released.

According to the group's representative, Michael Bentley, "The video will be shown in the next coming days in  complete honor of Retep Srevlihc."-DocFB

30May
2012
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Heart-Wrenching Hand-Written “Sleep” Letter By Michael Jackson Pulled From Auction

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley. File Photo
Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley. File Photo

Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley. File Photo

A letter from Michael Jackson to Lisa Marie Presley where he complains about not being able to sleep has been pulled from auction.

Lisa Marie has not expressed why she wants the letter pulled but it is fairly obvious.  Michael Jackson had a problem with sleeping that ultimately led to his untimely death to the drug propofol.

The letter, below, reads;

"Lisa I truly need this rest I haven't slept litterally (literally) in 4 days now.  I need to be away from phones and Business people.  I must take care of my health first Im'  (I'm) crazy for you Love Turd."

Hand Written Letter By Michael Jackson

Hand Written Letter By Michael Jackson

Julian's Auction, has pulled the letter. They are the exact same company selling off Elvis Presley's crypt, Lisa Marie's father, and have honored Lisa Marie's request to pull the letter.

She was more than an ex-wife.  She was a true friend.  Something that Michael didn't really have.  It is very cool that she got something so personal from getting out.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Jessica Simpson Debuts Baby Maxwell In People; Talks Breast Pumping

Jessica Simpson. Photo: People.com
Jessica Simpson. Photo: People.com

Jessica Simpson. Photo: People.com

It may have seemed like Jessica Simpson was pregnant forever, but she has given birth and she gives the first photos to People Magazine.

The baby, named Maxwell Drew was born on May 1st.

Jessica's life including sleeping habits have forever changed. “Life has completely changed. From how I sleep to what I think about, Maxwell has definitely taken over everything!”

Jessica also shared about breast pumping and when she haves to give her hubby Eric Johnson the bottle.

"It's the worst if I have to pump and give Eric a bottle to give her. I miss holding her and having that closeness,” “We stare at her all the time. We can’t get enough.”

Congrats to Jessica and Baby Maxwell Drew.  We hope when you return to music, whenever it is, you return on the pop soul tip.  Example below.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Old School Jam Of The Moment: David Bowie & Queen “Under Pressure”

Our Old School Jam Of The Moment is "Under Pressure" by David Bowie and Queen. For that co-worked that thinks Vanilla Ice came out with this beat before them, you have my permission to give them 5 fingers to the face.

We still haven't seen David Bowie since April 2011 and....our article on his health. Howard Stern spoke about Bowie on his radio show last week saying that Bowie has gained a lot of weight since his heart attack and is in hiding. Slash, who was Stern's guest has heard the opposite but has not seen Bowie in a while as well.

We hope you enjoy our Old School Jam Of The Moment and if you somehow read this Bowie, we all miss you.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Folk Legend Doc Watson Passes Away

Doc Watson. Photo: GettyImages.com
Doc Watson. Photo: GettyImages.com

Doc Watson. Photo: GettyImages.com

Folk music legend Doc Watson passed away yesterday at the age of 89. He passed away at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.

Doc Watson, who was blind since infancy, was known for his outstanding acoustic guitar playing, was hospitalized last week when he underwent surgery after he fell at his home in Deep Gap.

He purchased his first guitar as a young boy for just $10.00 and learned to play it.

Doc did an interview with friend of the site Jon Bream in 2000 and you can access the interview here.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Behind The Scenes With The All-American Rejects At Bamboozle

The All-American Rejects stopped by the Bamboozle festival in Asbury Park, NJ earlier this month and documented their day in a new video diary.

The clip includes footage of the band's arrival, press, preparation for the set, and a brief cameo by My Chemical Romance front-man Gerard Way. The festival also featured performances from the likes of Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Bon Jovi, and many more.

The Rejects are currently on tour supporting their latest release, Kids In the Street, out now on iTunes. For more on the band, including upcoming tour dates with Blink-182, visit their official site at allamericanrejects.com.-DocFB

30May
2012
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Bobbi Kristina Quits Tyler Perry Show; Not Over Death Of Mother Whitney Houston

Bobbi Kristina Brown. File Photo
Bobbi Kristina Brown. File Photo

Bobbi Kristina Brown. File Photo

Bobbi Kristina has walked off the set of "For Better or Worse", the Tyler Perry TV show that airs on TBS.

Bobbi walked off the set last week, claiming she is not over the death of her mother Whitney Houston.  She only filmed a couple of episodes before quitting the show.

Bobbi is still filming her own reality TV show for Lifetime TV, where her reps say the filming is less stressful for her.

Perry's people are not commenting on her walk off but are having to re-write future episodes to explain the characters disappearance. The only thing they will say is that they are frustrated but support Bobbi Kristina fully.

It is being reported that Perry spoke with Bobbi Kristina privately about the situation.  Perry let the Houston family use his private jet to travel Whitney's body from L.A. to where she was laid to rest.

Kristina was being paid $30,000 per episode.  Although it is being reported that Whitney died broke, her estate has made quite a pretty penny for Bobbi Kristina, the sole heir to Whitney's millions.-DocFB

UPDATE:  Tyler Perry is denying the story and saying to leave this child alone.  Please see updated story on site.