Howard Stern recently ripped Nicki Minaj's desire to judge American Idol. He said, "Mariah Carey is an Icon, she’s been in the business for like 10,000 years… she's sold like more records than The Beatles or something… she has a credibility. Nicki Minaj is sort of new on the scene… doesn't she have multiple personalities? She’s going to out crazy, crazy… we're going to be sitting there for an hour while all her personalities decide."
Mark David Chapman has once again been denied parole, after being sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for killing John Lennon. This is the 17th time he has been denied parole. Board member Sally Thompson,who was present at yesterday’s hearing, stated "Parole shall not be granted for good conduct and program completions alone. Therefore, despite your positive efforts while incarcerated, your release at this time would greatly undermine respect for the law and tend to trivialize the tragic loss of life which you caused as a result of this heinous, unprovoked, violent, cold and calculated crime." Chapman’s next hearing is scheduled for 2014.
To Amy Whinehouse
Green Day's new song, Amy, “is their way of sending flowers” to Amy Winehouse. Billie Joe Armstrong says, “Her death was a big loss. I didn’t know her but I was a fan of her music. She brought the old soul and first wave of ska into a modern era. She was an unbelievable talent, so the song kind of wrote itself.”