Kelly Rowland Announces ‘Talk A Good Game’ Album Release Date

Kelly Rowland is finally ready to deliver her 4th studio album and an official release date has been announced. The album ‘Talk A Good Game’ is set to hit stores on June 18th, according to a press release from Republic Records. The project was initially titled ‘Year Of The Woman’ but the name was changed earlier this year. She will also be celebrating the release by performing on Good Morning America that same week.

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Bombing suspect in custody

WATERTOWN, Massachusetts — A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.

Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. They later wrote, “CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody.”

Police said Tsarnaev was hospitalized in serious condition.

Tsarnaev’s brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed early Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been hiding in a boat in a neighborhood near Boston. Police said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fired shots from the boat before he was taken into custody. The crowd gathered near the scene let out a cheer when spectators saw officers clapping.
“Everyone wants him alive,” said Kathleen Paolillo, a 27-year-old teacher who lives in the area.

Boston mayor Tom Menino tweeted, “We got him,” along with a photo of the police commissioner speaking to him. Watertown residents poured out of their homes and lined the streets to cheer police vehicles as they rolled away from the scene.

President Barack Obama was expected to speak on the capturing of the suspect from the White House on Friday night.

During a long night of violence Thursday into Friday, the brothers killed a police officer, severely wounded another officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle, authorities said.

The suspects were identified by law enforcement officials and family members as Dzhokhar and 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, ethnic Chechen brothers who had lived in Dagestan, which neighbors Chechnya in southern Russia. They had been in the U.S. for about a decade, an uncle said, and were believed to be living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who had been known to the FBI as Suspect No. 1 and was seen in surveillance footage of the marathon in a black baseball cap, was killed overnight, officials said. His younger brother, who had been dubbed Suspect No. 2 and was seen wearing a white, backward baseball cap in the images from Monday’s deadly bombing — escaped a shootout and had been on the run.

Their uncle in Maryland, Ruslan Tsarni, pleaded on live television Friday: “Dzhokhar, if you are alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness.”

The bombings on Monday killed three people, including a student from China, and wounded more than 180, instantly raising the specter of another terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Investigators in the Boston case have shed no light on the motive for the bombing and have said it is unclear whether it was the work of domestic or international terrorists.

A federal law enforcement official said the FBI interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaevt at the request of a foreign government in 2011 and that nothing derogatory was found.

The FBI shared its information with the foreign government, said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak about the case publicly. The official did not say what country made the request about Tamerlan Tsarnaev or why.
Authorities in Boston suspended all mass transit and warned close to 1 million people in the entire city and some of its suburbs to stay indoors as the hunt for Suspect No. 2 went on. Businesses were asked not to open. People waiting at bus and subway stops were told to go home. The Red Sox and Bruins postponed their baseball games.

“We believe this man to be a terrorist,” Boston Police commissioner Ed Davis said. “We believe this to be a man who’s come here to kill people.”

State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said police realized they were dealing with the bombing suspects based on what the two men told a carjacking victim during their getaway attempt overnight.

Shortly before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s capture, the White House said President Obama has spoken by phone with Russian president Vladimir Putin about the investigation.

Obama “praised the close cooperation that the United States has received from Russia on counter-terrorism, including in the wake of the Boston attack,” the White House said in a statement.

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Video helps Boston investigation

– Investigators poring over photos and video from the Boston Marathon bombing have a department-store surveillance-camera image of a man dropping off a bag at the scene of the one of the blasts, a top city politician said Wednesday.

City Council President Stephen Murphy, who said he was briefed by members of the Boston Police Department, said he does not know if investigators know the man’s name. He said officers are chasing leads that could take them to the suspect.

“They may be on the verge of arresting someone and that’s good,” he said.
Separately, a law enforcement official who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity and was not authorized to discuss the case publicly confirmed only that investigators had an image of a potential suspect but did not know his identity.

The twin bomb blasts Monday near the finish line of the world’s most famous foot race killed three people and wounded more than 170, tearing off limbs in a hail of shrapnel.

Law enforcement agencies pleaded for the public to come forward with photos, videos or any information that might help them solve the case, and they gathered surveillance video from businesses around the finish line.

The bombs are believed to have been fashioned out of ordinary kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails, ball bearings and metal shards designed to maim. Investigators suspect the bombs were hidden in black duffel bags and left on the ground.

As a result, they were looking for images of someone lugging a dark, heavy bag.

“One of the department stores down on Boylston Street submitted video system which has confirmed that a suspect is seen dropping a bag near the point of the second explosion and heading off,” Murphy said.

Murphy said he was told investigators have matched information from the surveillance footage with witness descriptions of someone leaving the scene.

Earlier in the day, several news organizations, citing unidentified sources, reported that a video surveillance camera at a Lord & Taylor department store midway between the two blast sites showed a suspect with a backpack near the finish line.

After news of the video surfaced, conflicting reports emerged quickly Wednesday.

CNN reported that a suspect had been arrested but later said that no suspect had been taken into custody or arrested. The Associated Press had reported that a person was in custody and an arrest was imminent. The Boston Globe also reported that a suspect was in custody before backing off.

But the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office in Boston said no arrests had been made.

“Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement. “Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate. Since these stories often have unintended consequences, we ask the media, particularly at this early stage of the investigation, to exercise caution and attempt to verify information through appropriate official channels before reporting.”

Scores of victims remained hospitalized, many with grievous injuries. Fourteen were listed in critical condition. Doctors who treated the wounded corroborated reports that the bombs were packed with shrapnel and blew up close to the ground.

The chief of trauma surgery at Boston Medical Center said most of the injuries his hospital treated were to the legs.

“We have a lot of lower-extremity injuries, so I think the damage was low to the ground and wasn’t up,” Dr. Peter Burke said. “The patients who do have head injuries were blown into things or were hit by fragments that went up.”

The blasts killed 8-year-old Martin Richard of Boston and 29-year-old Krystle Campbell of Medford. The Shenyang Evening News, a state-run Chinese newspaper, identified the third victim as Lu Lingzi. She was a graduate student at Boston University.

A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the courthouse Wednesday midafternoon, the U.S. Marshals Service said, and security officials swept the area. Employees were allowed back in about an hour later.

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Gucci Mane Arrested For Probation Violation

One day after his release, Gucci Mane finds himself behind bars once again. On March 26th, the rapper was arrested for aggravated assault. The judge initially denied bail but then set it at $75,000. Yesterday, Gucci was released from prison but today, according to TMZ, he was arrested once again for a probation violation.

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Rick Ross Issues Apology Over “U.O.E.N.O.” Lyrics

“Before I am an artist, I am a father, a son, and a brother to some of the most cherished women in the world. So for me to suggest in any way that harm and violation be brought to a woman is one of my biggest mistakes and regrets. As an artist, one of the most liberating things is being able to paint pictures with my words. But with that comes a great responsibility. And most recently, my choice of words was not only offensive, it does not reflect my true heart. And for this, I apologize. To every woman that has felt the sting of abuse, I apologize. I recognize that as an artist I have a voice and with that, the power of influence. To the young men who listen to my music, please know that using a substance to rob a woman of her right to make a choice is not only a crime, it’s wrong and I do not encourage it. To my fans, I also apologize if I have disappointed you. I can only hope that this sparks a healthy dialogue and that I can contribute to it.”

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Wu-Tang Clan Announce ‘A Better Tomorrow’ Album

This year marks the 20 year anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’. So the entire crew is reuniting and putting together a new special album for all their fans. In a press release sent out today, it was revealed that the title of the album will be ‘A Better Tomorrow’ and is expected to hit stores in July. It was also announced that Wu-Tang will be putting on two shows in the UK on July 25th and 26th. They will perform their classic records as well as new material.

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Reebok Drops Rick Ross

No doubt feeling the pressure from the numerous groups calling for action in response to the “U.O.E.N.O.” controversy, Reebok has decided to discontinue its endorsement deal with Rick Ross.

The company gave the following statement to TMZ.

“Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand. Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so.”

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Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival 2013 Lineup Revealed

Jay-Z and Budweiser are teaming up once again this year to put together the second annual Made In America Festival. It will take place at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on August 31-September 1st. Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails will serve as the headliners this year. Other notable artists performing are Kendrick Lamar, ASAP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Ab-Soul, Wiz Khalifa, Jay Rock, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel and much more. Tickets go on sale to the public on April 17th.

Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
Calvin Harris
Empire of the Sun
Imagine Dragons
Wiz Khalifa
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Public Enemy
2 Chainz
Gaslight Anthem
A$AP Rocky
Walk The Moon
Feed Me
Porter Robinson
Wolfgang Gartner
Emeli Sande
Schoolboy Q
Robert DeLong
Red Light
Aluna George
Jay Rock
Jessie Rose

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