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JOHN MAYER ‘BREAKS DOWN’ DURING CONCERT

First John Mayer gives a rather “deep” and “philosophical” interview which has hilariously backfired! And now comes the tears ….. Via Digital Spy E! News says that Mayer stopped playing towards the end of his concert in Nashville last night. After apologising to his bandmates, he reportedly told the audience: “I quit the media game. I’m out. I’m done. I just want to play my guitar.” He allegedly paused before returning to his guitar solo and finishing the concert. The musician caused controversy with his recent Playboy []

JOHN MAYER APOLOGISES FOR PLAYBOY INTERVIEW AND FOR USING THE N-WORD

Singer John Mayer has apologised via Twitter for his disastrous Playboy interview and for uttering the word “nigger”. He wrote, “Using the ‘N word’ in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it’s such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there’s no intellectualizing a word that []

SINGER JOHN MAYER EMBROILED IN RACE ROW

It’s been reported that in a recent interview with Playboy singer John Mayer likened his penis to white supremacist (Klu Klux Klan member) David Duke. For some reason the star was asked if  black women threw themselves at him. Mayer then responded, “I don’t think I open myself to it. My d**k is sort of like a white supremacist. I’ve got a Benetton heart and a f**king David Duke c**k. I’m going to start dating separately from my d**k.” Mayer also said, Someone asked me the other day, []

TONI BRAXTON GETS HER OWN “REALITY” SHOW

Songstress Toni Braxton will appear in her own “reality” TV show. Braxton Family Values will debut on Bravo later on this year in the US. Singer Faith Evans will also appear in her own “reality” show this year. Click here to read all about it. Has it really come this ladies??? I love you both but the days of “reality” show vehicles reigniting careers has long since past.

FORMER MILLI VANILLI STAR SAYS ‘FAKERS’ DOMINATE THE INDUSTRY

Via Digital Spy Fabrice Morvan, one half of the duo who sparked outrage in 1990 when it emerged that they had used session vocalists to sing their tracks, insisted that modern acts are similarly fraudulent with their music. The star pointed to lip-synching during live concerts and studio technology such as vocal auto-tuners as examples to back up his point. He told USA Today: “It’s not about being authentic anymore, it’s about [being] entertaining.” Milli Vanilli were forced to return the Grammy []

RECORD LABEL DECIDES TO SUE JILL SCOTT

Jill Scott is in hot water with her former record label. The singer apparently just upped and left Hidden Beach Records but is still contractually required to deliver three more albums. Via The Hollywood Reporter The lawsuit is unusually detailed in its description of the small label’s close relationship with Scott. She clearly was the center of attention for McKeever. The complaint alleges he paid her million-dollar advances when he wasn’t required to, allowed her to keep merchandising revenue, paid $450,000 to fund a concert DVD []

UK MUSIC NEWS: CHERYL COLE SINGS HER HEART OUT FOR HAITI

The “nations sweetheart” Cheryl Cole took time out of her busy schedule last week to lay down vocals for charity single Everybody Hurts, which will aim to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake. Click HERE to view pics of Alexandra Burke, Susan Boyle, a “serious” looking Cheryl Cole and other contributors… The convicted batterer of a toilet attendent, ‘alleged racist’, media darling and Simon Cowell’s right-hand woman said,  ‘It’s heartbreaking to see what is happening in Haiti. ‘Hopefully the money from Everybody Hurts will help the people of Haiti []

UK MUSIC NEWS: POP SINGER DAISY DARES YOU DENIES DISLIKING GRIME MUSIC

Several weeks ago I posted the news that 16 year old Pop singer Daisy Dares You had admitted to not being a fan of Grime music. Click here to read if you missed it.   I originally spotted the story over at Digital Spy, and it caught my attention because young Daisy here had “allegedly” told BBC Newsbeat that she wasn’t a fan of the genre, but still collaborated with Chipmunk (who was once considered Grime… I’m not sure if he still is now) on her debut single Number One Enemy.   It  sounded as if she/the label had just used Chippy to guarantee a []