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Chief Keef Taken Into Custody


Chicago rapper Chief Keef is in custody after a judge found out the 17-year-old violated his probation. Keef, real name Keith Cozart, is still serving out his probation after pointing a gun at a Chicago police officer. 


The judge found that Cozart visited a gun range in June and fired a weapon -- a direct violation of his probation. His attorney Dennis Berkson argued Cozart fired a rifle on private property as part of a promotional video. He said that didn’t violate the spirit of the judge’s order.


Judge Carl Anthony Walker found Cozart showed a “willful disregard” of the court. He’s being held until Thursday when the judge will hold a sentencing hearing.

Cozart did not address the judge or testify during the two-hour hearing. 

Source: Chicago Sun Times





Remember when we told you that Justin Timberlake was coming back?!


One week after announcing his comeback, the artist made good on his claims with “Suit and Tie,” a new single produced by Timbaland and featuring none other than Jay-Z! Timberlake introduced the new track (AND a new album!) via an open letter on his website, saying, in part:



I hope this gets to you the right way. It’s the only way I know to do it. Some people may criticize me for the last 3 days. But it was fun, right?? Right?!?! Besides, I’d rather speak directly to all of you. And, who can knock me for having a little bit of fun with it? This year is an exciting one for me. As you probably have heard through the “grapevine,” I’m gearing up for a big 2013. Back in June of last year, I quietly started working on what is now, my next journey with that thing I love called MUSIC. The inspiration for this really came out of the blue and to be honest, I didn’t expect anything out of it. I just went into the studio and started playing around with some sounds and songs. It was probably the best time I’ve had in my career… Just creating with no rules and/or end goal in mind and really enjoying the process. What I came up with is something I couldn’t be more excited about! It is full of inspiration that I grew up listening to and some newfound muses that I’ve discovered along the way. I’m calling it “The 20/20 Experience,” and it’s coming out this year. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.



Listen to the track, and let us know if you like it as much as Timberlake does! If you do, it’s currently available on Itunes for purchase.




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Destiny's Child at the Super Bowl!



We called it!!!


And we are SO ready for this Super Bowl of jelly!! Yesterday proved to be an exciting day in music news; Justin Timberlake announced his sexy back is "ready" to unleash new tunes unto the world, a rumored Jay-Z, JT and Beyoncé collaboration may drop any day, Lady Bey is working on her FIFTH studio album which is set to be released as soon as April…


AND the Diva Extraordinaire, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland will release a compilation of Destiny's Child love songs, which includes a brand NEW tune called Nuclear! Brainz exploding everyyywhere!

BUT NOW we hear that the Survivors are planning on REUNITING during Beyoncé's Super Bowl show for a very special Destiny's Child performance!!

I don't think we can handle this!!!! LOLz!!! The Empress will apparently begin her Super Bowl set solo, and Kelly and Michelle will then sashay onstage for a couple of throwback DC tracks (maybe a new one?!), until finally leaving so that Bey can finish with a NEW TUNE from her upcoming album!
Our bootays be shaking at the mere THOUGHT of this extravaganza!

So… best halftime show EVER?! YUP.








Destiny's Child have reunited. In a week of surprise comebacks, their thunder might have been slightly stolen by David Bowie's return, but to R&B fans the announcement that was posted on Beyoncé Knowles' website earlier this afternoon was no less exciting. "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!" she wrote. It's actually only one new song, called Nuclear and produced by Pharrell Williams and co-written by him and Michelle Williams, which will appear on the Love Songs compilation, which Amazon lists as having a 29 January release date. The cover shows the three members who comprised Destiny's Child last time out – Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams joining Knowles – to be present and correct. Destiny's Child have been silent since their fifth album, Destiny Fulfilled, was released in November 2004, since when Knowles has concentrated on her solo career, which has rather overshadowed those of Rowland and Williams. While Knowles has been booked to perform at both of Barack Obama's inauguration balls, Rowland has been a judge on The X Factor and Williams has appeared in the London production of Chicago. In their first spell together, Destiny's Child were one of the world's most successful R&B groups, creating groundbreaking tracks such as Bootylicious, Survivor, Say My Name and Bills, Bills, Bills. They were also a huge concert attraction, headlining such unlikely gigs as Finsbury Park in London, normally more closely associated with boozy crowds of middle-aged men watching Madness, Bob Dylan or New Order.


(source: The Guardian)


Diet Soda and Depression














Calorie-free drinks are not necessarily risk free. A new study has found a link between drinking diet soda or diet fruit drinks and an increased risk of depression.

The study researchers analyzed information from more than 263,900 U.S. adults ages 50 to 71 who answered questions about their beverage consumption between the years 1995 and 1996. About 10 years later (from 2004 to 2006), the same people were asked if a doctor had diagnosed them with depression since the year 2000. People who regularly drank four or more cans of any type of soda a day were 30 percent more likely to have received a diagnosis of depression than people who did not drink soda.

The risk of depression was especially high for people who drank diet soda — a 31 percent increased risk compared to a 22 percent increased risk for those who drank regular soda, the researchers said. Those who drank four or more cans of diet fruit drinks were 51 percent more likely to be diagnosed with depression compared to those who did not drink diet fruit drinks.

By contrast, people who drank four or more cups of coffee a day were 10 percent less likely to have been diagnosed with depression compared to non-coffee drinkers. The study only found an association, and did not determine whether or not diet soda or fruit drinks caused depression.

Although the researchers took into account factors that could affect the results, such as age, sex, education, smoking status, physical activity, body mass index (BMI) and energy intake, it's possible other circumstances, such as a family history of depression or stressful life events, could explain the association. A family history of depression and stressful life events are some of the biggest predictors of depression, said Emma Robertson-Blackmore, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, who was not involved in the study. In addition, older people are more likely to experience stressful life events, including the death of a loved one, job changes or illnesses, Robertson-Blackmore said.

However, the findings agree with those of a few previous studies that found a link between frequent consumption of sweetened beverages and a higher prevalence of depression, the researchers said. (Diet sodas and fruit drinks are sweetened, but their sweeteners contain no calories.) "More research is needed to confirm these findings, and people with depression should continue to take depression medications prescribed by their doctors," said study researcher Dr. Honglei Chen, of the National Institutes of Health.

The results also back up findings from a study published in 2011, which found a link between coffee consumption and a reduced risk of depression in women. "Coffee contains large amounts of caffeine, which is a well-known brain stimulant," which could be responsible for effects on mood, Chen said. The study will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting in San Diego in March. 



Pass it on: Drinking soda, especially diet soda, has been linked to an increased risk of depression.


Source: Yahoo News


What words do you not want to hear in 2013?

It's time once again for the annual Lake Superior State University's List of Words to be Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness.


This year marks the 38th anniversary of the list, which is compiled from nominations sent to LSSU throughout the year, and officially released each year on New Year's Eve. Here's a few from the 2013 list:


In the Twitter and texting universe it stands for "You Only Live Once"  and Drake made it popular in The Motto. Also used as an excuse to do really stupid things, such as streaking at a baseball game with YOLO printed on one's chest.


Fiscal Cliff
As one might expect, this phrase received the most nominations this year as people are just plain sick and tired of hearing about it!


Job Creators/Creation
It implies supernatural powers -- such as the ability to change the weather or levitate. Most new jobs pay less than the lost jobs to ensure stratospheric CEO compensation and nice returns on investments. Perhaps a more accurate term would be job depleters.


Spoiler Alert
What was once a polite warning has turned into a declarative statement: I have just spoiled something for you. When news outlets print articles with headlines such as, 'Huge upset in men's Olympic swimming,' with a diminutive 'spoiler alert' on the link to the rest of the article, I think it's safe to say we've forgotten the meaning of the word 'alert.'"


Also included in this year's list are the terms, Bucket List, Trending, Superfood and Boneless Wings. Click here for the complete list and then let us know what words you don'twant to hear in 2013!




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