The TSA came under fire when they released full body scanners that have been nicknamed ‘virtual strip searches’ or ‘naked body scanners.’ Now the agency has announced they have plans to remove the scanners, well sort of. Come June, the machine will only display an outline of the human body. Not only will the machines only give a generic outline, but they will not be mandatory and will only be used when the passengers opt to as a “shorter lane” option. The TSA announced that they would only bring back the backscatter machines once the proper software is developed. Read more below. Julie A.
No, the music man hasn’t offered himself up as a corpse for the CBS franchise.Instead, Josh Groban will play himself in a special Valentine’s Day episode for CSI: NY. Groban will tickle the ivories in a scene that will serve two purposes: It’ll give the procedural a little star power, while providing Groban a chance to promote his upcoming album “All That Echoes,” that will be released Feb. 5 on Reprise Records.In the episode, Groban will perform “Happy in My Heartache” in a restaurant. Russ B
Leonardo DiCaprio has been everywhere the past few years, well except of course on the Oscar nomination list. Thankfully Leo has made many movies over the years cause he has announced that he is taking a LONG break from acting. According to him, he’s taking time off to travel the world and help the environment. I applaud him for wanting to do work to change and better the world, but we will all miss him on the movie screen. At least we have The Great Gatsby and The Wolf of Wall Street to look forward to. I mean he has down three huge movies in the past two years, but I can’t help but think not getting any nods from the Oscars has a bit to do with his break. Read his full statement below. Julie A.
Rick Ross associate Gunplay had a breakout year in 2012, signing with Def Jam Records after a string of provocative mixtapes and attention-grabbing guest appearances. However, the campaign ended with the rapper restricted to his apartment following an October arrest on armed robbery charges.Though Gunplay may have been cooped up in an apartment for the better part of three months, the provocative rapper was far from silent. Today sees the release of Cops and Robbers, a mixtape collecting recent freestyles, guest appearances and a handful of original songs including “Bet That,” a track with G.O.O.D. Music rapper Pusha T which addresses his charges. Read more below! Russ B
It’s about time that this rapper gave fans something to look forward to! Although he released a mixtape this summer and has been on a few features, something has been missing from his music and maybe DJ Drama can help him get that mixtape spark back! The rapper took to his Twitter account to announce that his series, ‘A.N.O.’ (All or Nothing), is coming soon and the first series will be ‘Volume 1: F.N.O. (Failure’s No Option).’ We don’t have a release date yet, but the rapper claims it’s coming soon! Find out who it is below and check the tweets in the gallery. Julie A.
Mr. 106 & Park has announced via Twitter that he has a new mixtape coming soon. Bow Wow didn’t announced when he will be releasing Greenlight 5, but did say we can expect some cover art for it real soon. It looks like the rapper and TV host has called in all favors on this one since the tape will be full of big name features. Greenlight 5 is shaping up to have more features than a DJ Khaled album! Find out who will be on the tape below. Julie A.
Contrary to strong hints and rumors, the Rolling Stones will not perform at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a source close to the band tells Rolling Stone.The evidence was overwhelming: the Indio, California festival appeared on the band’s own official app in December under their tour dates section, and festival organizers later used their official Facebook page to post a photo of a stone rolling on the Empire Polo Grounds, where Coachella is held. Read more below! Russ B
The UK and Norway have announced that the hostage situation in Algeria is over. Defense Secretary Philip Hammond announced that he is still pressing the government to find out exact details about this situation and why it occurred. There are not many details about the hostage situation outcome but we do know that a total of seven hostages and 11 militants were killed as a result. There is no word thus far as to how many Americans were killed besides the one that was reported yesterday. Read more below. Julie A.