Amie Harwick’s Alleged Killer Released On $2 Million Bond

Dr. Amie Harwick’s ex and alleged killer has been released from jail on a $2 million bond, following the celebrity therapist’s death on Saturday. Amie’s death was reported as a suspected murder after her ex, Gareth Pursehouse, was accused throwing her f the balcony her third-floor apartment in a heated attack. Gareth was released on Tuesday night at 10:25pm, and has been ordered to return to court for suspicion murder on March 10th, according to records obtained by Page Six. Amie was previously engaged to comedian and game show host, Drew Carey, who revealed that he was “overcome with grief” upon hearing the news  her death.

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According to the Los Angeles Times, Amie had accused Gareth stalking her and had even obtained restraining orders against him in the past. In ficial court documents, Amie disclosed, “he has suffocated me, punched me, slammed my head on the ground, kicked me. This has resulted in bruises, inability to walk, bleeding, broken blood vessels around face, whiplash, sore neck and back.” Amie and Gareth had a run-in at a awards show a few weeks before he allegedly murdered her. Fellow therapist and friend Amie’s, Hernando Chaves, claimed that the exes’ encounter “seemed to reignite his obsessive preoccupation with her.”

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“He was irate, angry, aggressive, verbally abusive, distraught, under duress. She was trying to calm him down, she was trying to help him soothe, she was trying to be compassionate and empathic.” Authorities arrested Gareth after Amie was found underneath a third-story balcony with injuries consistent with a fall following reports  a woman screaming. Los Angeles County coroner ficials determined that she eventually died blunt force injuries to her head and torso. Evidence at the scene the crime suggests that forced entry was used and that a struggle ensued within the home. Surveillance footage revealed that the suspect was a white male dressed in black.

Megan Thee Stallion, SZA & Normani Drop Jaws On Rolling Stone Cover

Megan Thee Stallion, SZA, and Normani have had an incredible past few years, marking major milestones and innovating the game while they’re at it. It should come as no surprise to you then that the trio incredibly talented women will be covering the Rolling Stone’s second annual “Women Shaping The Future” issue. Rocking all-black attire, Meg, SZA and Normani absolutely stun on the front cover the upcoming issue.

Just after the cover made its way on the Internet, SZA made it clear that this could very well be the final cover spread she’ll ever do. “Not doing any videos Interviews or photos for the rest my life lol don’t ask,” she wrote on Twitter. “S/o Normani and meg tho . My sisters who I love very much and respect deeply . Honored to be apart ANYTHING w the two those BLACK QUEENS.”

Although there isn’t any word on whether all three have a collab in the works, you can’t deny the impact all three them have had within a short period time and the impact they will continue to have. Meg and Normani have everyone waiting on their debut albums but in the lead-up, they’ve continued to keep their foot on the pedal. As for SZA, we’re still waiting on her sophomore album and/or the CTRL deluxe edition.

Demi Lovato’s Eating Disorder Relapse Led To Overdose

Demi Lovato has gained some perspective on how all her demons coincide, as she explained on Ashley Graham’s podcast, “Pretty Big Deal,” that eventually, relapsing from her eating disorder by over-exercising and heavily dieting would come to play a part in her near-fatal overdose in 2018. Demi has been very open about her struggles with alcohol, cocaine, and Oxycontin addiction as well as bulimia, and she firther addressed all these issues on Graham’s podcast on Tuesday.

“I’m tired running myself into the ground with workouts and extreme dieting,” Demi expressed. “I thought the past few years was recovery from an eating disorder, when it actually was just completely falling into it. And I just realized that, like, maybe my symptoms weren’t as obvious as before, but it was definitely an eating issue.” Demi further explained how elements like her disordered eating habits as well as her toxic environment led to her overdose a year-and-a-half-ago, which nearly killed her.

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“I think when you have certain people around you that are telling you certain things, that you should look a certain way, it makes it harder. I was in that situation, and I was just running myself into the ground. And I honestly think that’s kind what led to everything happening over the past year. It] was just me thinking I found recovery when I didn’t, and then living this kind lie and trying to tell the world I was happy with myself when I really wasn’t.”

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Demi spent two weeks in the hospital after nearly losing her life, before entering a long-term treatment centre. The singer made her comeback at the Grammys last month, where she performed her new song, “Anyone,” that she wrote just a few days before she overdosed. “‘Anyone’] represented that period in my life when everything hit the fan,” she told Andy Cohen on his radio show following her incredible Grammys performance. “I thought if I ever come back from this—I was in the hospital, I didn’t know—if I ever come back from this, if I end up going back to music and I’m onstage and I get a first performance, I want it to be at the Grammys and I want it to be this song.” Following her powerful Grammys moment, Demi had the honour  singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

WWE Venues Reveal Brock Lesnar’s Upcoming Schedule

WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar has been uncharacteristically present on numerous episodes Monday Night Raw to start the year, and there are a couple more appearances lined up in the coming weeks. 

For instance, Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada has announced that The Beast Incarnate will be in the building on February 24th ahead his title defense against Ricochet at the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, The Barclays Center in Brooklyn is advertising Lesnar for Monday Night Raw on March 2nd.

Lesnar’s next match will take place at International Arena at The Boulevard in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, February 27th. The build to Brock’s latest “David vs Goliath” matchup started back in January, prior to the annual Royal Rumble PPV, when Ricochet interrupted Paul Heyman’s in-ring promo. Lesnar delivered one his patented low-blows once Ricochet entered the squared circle and they’ve been on a collision course since then. 

Things escalated during the 30-man Royal Rumble event, when Ricochet reciprocated with a low-blow his own, which helped Drew McIntyre eliminate Brock en route to becoming the last man standing. Lesnar and McIntyre will do battle at Wrestlemania 36 in April, but first Brock has some unfinished business to settle at the Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia.

WWE Venues Reveal Brock Lesnar's Upcoming Schedule

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SpongeBob Squarepants Is Officially Getting Prequel Series

It’s amazing how well SpongeBob Squarepants holds up as we age into our adult years. There’s something about those goy characters that never cease to bring immense joy to all demographics. The abundance SpongeBob memes speaks volumes the series’ cultural impact. That being said, it is with great pleasure that I announce (relay an announcement from Nickelodeon) that a prequel for the beloved animated program will be arriving this summer. 

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On Wednesday (Feb. 19), Nickelodeon unveiled the lineup programming coming to the network in 2020-2021. As per a press release from The Hollywood Reporter, the new series will be titled Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years. “Ordered to series in summer 2019, the CG-animated prequel to Nick’s flagship series SpongeBob SquarePants will follow 10-year-old SpongeBob to summer camp. The series will feature the original show’s core voice cast in Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) and Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), along with series veterans Mary Jo Catlett (Mrs. Puff), Jill Talley (Karen) and Lori Alan (Pearl). Carlos Alazraqui and Kate Higgins will voice new characters.”

Before the prequel series premieres in July, you will get a peak into Kamp Koral through the 3D live-action SpongeBob movie that comes out in May. It has been detailed that The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run partially takes place at this summer camp too when diving into a flashback. 

George Zimmerman Sues Elizabeth Warren & Pete Buttigieg For Defamation

George Zimmerman filed a lawsuit in Florida on Tuesday (Feb. 18) against Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren for defamation due to tweets they sent out on Trayvon Martin’s birthday (Feb. 5). He is alleging that the Democratic presidential candidates were “maliciously publishing false and misleading” information about the case in order to “garner votes in the black community.” He is seeking $265 million “for loss good will and reputation.”

George Zimmerman Sues Elizabeth Warren & Pete Buttigieg For DefamationJacob Langston-Pool/Getty s

While Zimmerman was not explicitly mentioned in the tweets, both Buttigieg and Warren framed Martin’s murder as a result white supremacy and gun violence. These qualifiers obviously go against Zimmerman’s contention that he acted in self-defense when shooting the unarmed 17-year-old in 2012. “Defendant Warren’s use the word ‘racism’ as having caused the death Trayvon Martin is a smear that disparages and defames Zimmerman, a man who is Hispanic, a minority advocate, and an Obama supporter,” the lawsuit states. “…Defendant Warren knows that as established in the 2013 trial and in the media, that Zimmerman fired a single shot only because he believed he might go unconscious and die.”

Warren’s tweet reads: “My heart goes out to Martin’s mother] @SybrinaFulton and Trayvon’s family and friends. He should still be with us today. We need to end gun violence and racism. And we need to build a world where all our children-especially young Black boys-can grow up safe and free.” Buttigieg’s tweet reads: “Trayvon Martin would have been 25 today. How many 25th birthdays have been stolen from us by white supremacy, gun violence, prejudice, and fear?”

According to CBSN legal contributor Keir Dougall, Zimmerman will have a tough time winning his case against the presidential candidates since their tweets will likely fall into the category political speech. “The First Amendment would be at its strongest in protecting this particular type speech,” Dougall said.

Since Zimmerman was ultimately acquitted, he believes he has grounds to sue whoever continues to refer to the murder Trayvon Martin as an act racism. Back in December, he also filed a lawsuit against Martin’s family, their prosecutors, a publishing company and law enforcement ficials for promoting what he claims to be a false narrative. Ben Crump, a defendant in that lawsuit commented at the time, “The plaintiff continues to display a callous disregard for everyone but himself, revictimizing individuals whose lives were shattered by his own misguided actions. He would have us believe that he is the innocent victim a deep conspiracy, despite the complete lack any credible evidence to support his outlandish claims.”

Blueface Warns Artists About L.A. Following Pop Smoke’s Murder

Los Angeles, CA – In the wake of Pop Smoke’s shooting death, Blueface has issued an ominous warning to artists who come to sunny Los Angeles looking for fame and fortune.

On Wednesday (February 19) — only hours after the news of Pop Smoke’s murder broke — Blueface vocalized his feelings about it in one of his Instagram Stories. He made it clear L.A. is not simply endless parties and days at the beach.

“People think Cali/LA is beautiful sunny palm trees,” he wrote. “Niggas die here every single day. I recommend any artist coming this way to get in touch wit the right natives just to keep you up to speed. “Soon as you relax an think it’s cool this way that’s when they strike.”

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Blueface, who is reportedly affiliated with School Yard Crips, followed up with a clarification, explaining he wasn’t referring to “checking in” with rival gangs.

“A young immature dumb nigga might take what I said as ‘checking in’ an if you do tappin wit a nigga who Shows any signs of power or misconception cuz you hit him when you land then that is the WRONG native,” he said.

Blueface Warns Artists About L.A. Following Pop Smoke's Murder

Pop Smoke was killed at a home in the Hollywood Hills around 4:30 a.m. local time. Police said several men dressed in hoodies and masks broke into the home and fatally shot the 20-year-old Brooklyn native. Authorities are still looking for the suspects.

In the wake of his death, several of his peers paid their respects on social media, including The Game, Juicy J and Redman. Meanwhile, 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj suggested jealousy could’ve played a role in the murder.

Jaguar Is Directly Integrating Spotify Into Future Dashboards

The new Jaguar F-TYPE will feature an embedded Spotify app in the dashboard infotainment center.

The new embedded Spotify app is also backward-compatible with all software-over-the-air models. Jaguar worked hand-in-hand with Spotify to create the embedded Spotify app. It allows Spotify Premium listeners to enjoy their favorite playlists without connecting their phones. It also supports Spotify Connect to allow seamless playback between home devices and the car.

While the announcement focuses on the new F-TYPE, all SOTA Jaguar models will get the new app.

Software-over-the-air functionality means customers can update their infotainment system without a dealer visit. The update can be installed using a micro-SIM card in the vehicle or using a Wi-Fi connection. The embedded Jaguar Spotify dashboard app is only available in the UK, US, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for now.

Jaguar Is Directly Integrating Spotify Into Future Dashboards

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This is part of Spotify’s attempt to diversify its reach with hardware partnerships. Spotify back in 2018 to be the default music app on all Samsung devices. That’s been a very fruitful partnership for Spotify, who continues to lead Apple Music in paid subscriber numbers.

At last estimate, Spotify said it now has 124 million premium subscribers and 271 million monthly active users. That figure has grown 11 million from 113 million at the end of September 2019. That change represents an average per-month subscriber growth rate of 3.66 million for Spotify.

While subscriber growth is up thanks to its generous , average revenue per user is down.

“A significant portion of this ARPU decline was driven by the extension of the free trial period across our entire product suite in the quarter,” Spotify’s last reads. Despite the decline in ARPU, Spotify’s total quarterly revenue in Q4 2019 was up 24% year over year. Quarterly ad-supported revenue for Spotify also grew by 23% year-over-year.

Pop Smoke Posed With Stacks Of Cash On IG Hours Before Home Invasion Murder

Pop Smoke’s tragic death early Wednesday morning may have been a targeted attack, as it’s been suggested that his last Instagram post in which he flashed what appears to be tens thousands dollars in cash could have motivated the culprits to go after him. After the news broke that the 20-year-old had been tragically killed during a robbery in Beverley Hills home, the world stopped to mourn the young talent, who was just getting started in the music industry.

Pop Smoke Posed With Stacks Of Cash On IG Hours Before Home Invasion MurderPascal Le Segretain/Getty s

An update on the case notes that at least four men wearing hoodies and masks broke into the rapper’s home at around 4:30am on Wednesday, and fired multiple shots at Pop Smoke, leaving him critically injured. They fled the scene before the rapper was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Law enforcement ficials have yet to identify any suspects as they attempt to determine whether Pop Smoke knew the individuals responsible, but it’s becoming more and more likely that he was a specific target for various reasons.

Pop Smoke’s final post on his Instagram account includes a photo himself next to his friend, Mike Dee, in which Mike is carrying stacks on stacks cash. It’s worth noting that he also accidentally revealed the address  the home he was renting from Real Housewives Of Beverley Hills star, Teddi Mellencamp, in an Instagram story hours before the home invasion robbery took place. He had shared a video showing f some luxury gifts from Mike Amiri, the owner luxury fashion brand Amiri, and the bags containing the items had the address printed on them. As his address was unintentionally made public and his wealth flaunted hours before his home was invaded, it’s very possible that the invaders made plans to rob Pop Smoke.

RIP to a young talent gone too soon.

Griselda Spits Fire In The Booth

Westside Gunn’s ultimate vision for the Griselda movement is finally coming together, with 2020 poised to be a major year for the Buffalo-bred rap collective. While it’s no secret that Conway, Benny The Butcher, and even Gunn himself (though he might sell his own ability short) are among the game’s most dangerous lyricists, it still remains exciting to see them hit various radio stations and leave a trail destruction in their wake. Now, the trifecta (along with associated lyricist Rick Hyde) has come through to bless Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth with a freestyle, with the first part available on Apple Music.

While Fire In The Booth generally tends to come complete with some accompanying visuals, the full session has yet to drop as this moment. You can catch Part 1 the freestyle Apple Music below, which finds Benny dropping f his signature bars over a grimy instrumental. “It’s a real safe hazard if you still yay traffic,” he raps. “Show where that money coming from, still pay taxes.”

Conway holds it down as well, eliciting a few satisfied ad-libs approval from Sloth himself. “Every verse I’m applying more,” he spits, deep in focus. “I heard 6ix9ine testified, I ain’t surprised at all / we doing walk-ups my n***a we ain’t driving by / I brought flea with me and he been dying to slide / my n***a did ten years for letting iron fly.” Check out a preview the inevitably-epic cypher below, and stay tuned for that full version to hit shortly.

Air Jordan 34 Revealed In Gorgeous "Infrared 23" Colorway: First Look

During the late stages 2019, Jordan Brand released the Air Jordan 34 to rave reviews. It’s been a long time since a Jordan silhouette has received such praise and the brand is taking full advantage the success. Various colorways have been released over the last little while and as we progress throughout 2020, the brand has even more up its sleeve. 

Today, @j23app revealed a brand new Air Jordan 34 colorway that should be familiar to all you sneakerheads out there. This model is called “Infrared 23” which is an aesthetic we’ve seen in the past on silhouettes like the Air Jordan 6. As you can see from the images below, the shoe’s upper is covered in a vibrant red while the back heel and tongue are black.

As right now, these are slated to release on March 4th for $180 USD. If you haven’t indulged in an Air Jordan 34 colorway but are looking for an entry point, these could be a great place to begin. This model is perfect for the court and the colorway will certainly make you standout amongst your teammates and opponents.

Let us know in the comments below what you think and whether or not you plan on copping.

Kanye’s Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Set To Receive "Zyon" Colorway

Kanye West‘s Yeezy brand has been one the biggest entities in the sneaker world over the last few years and with good reason. West’s musical talents have somehow translated to the fashion world and his designs have become a huge hit amongst both hypebeasts and OG’s. Some would say the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is his magnum opus as it continues to receive new colorways three and a half years after its initial release. There are already a plethora new colorways slated for this year and now, a new one is being reported.

According to the Twitter account @pyleaks, the 350 V2 will be dropping in a “Zyon” colorway. In the Twitter post below, the colorway is represented by a black silhouette although it’s important to note that this is not what the shoe will look like. For now, it is completely unknown as to what color “Zyon” is exactly. 

Kanye has been pretty cryptic when it comes to nicknaming his shoes. At times, the names feel a bit arbitrary as they have nothing to do with the actual color the shoe. Regardless, this latest name has us intrigued for what’s to come.

Stay tuned for updates on this sneaker as we will be sure to bring them to you.

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola’s AfterDark Experience

Chicago, IL – More evidence continues to surface that 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend was a hit.

In an effort to celebrate basketball, his cannabis brand Viola and his birthday all in one swoop, retired NBA player Al Harrington partnered with New York restaurant Jue Lan Club for a fine-dining, smoke and sip experience.

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Loads of Hip Hop talent such as Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Fabolous, Tory Lanez, G Herbo, Dave East, Vic Mensa and Don C funneled in and out while DJ’s Steph Floss and Clark Kent alternated sets over the weekend.

According to the company’s mission statement, the brand looks to promote “social equity by increasing minority participation in the cannabis industry” as well as “positively impacting communities by reinvesting into the most affected by the war on drugs.”

Check out more photos down below.

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Freddie Gibbs, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz & More Hit Al Harrington & Viola's AfterDark Experience

Photos by Jamal Martin for Viola Brands.

End of an Era CD Baby Shutting Down Its Online Music Store

The end of an era is here – CD Baby is shutting down its online music store at the end of March.

CD Baby first launched its online presence in 1998 as one of the first online CD stores for indie artists. Since then, it has become the largest global distributor of independent music and the largest publishing rights administrator in the world.

CD Baby represents over 650,000 recording artists and 100,000 songwriters. The company has paid out more than $500 million to indie artists and labels for streams, CD and vinyl sales, YouTube revenue, sync licensing fees, and more.

So why is CD Baby shutting down its online music store?

In short – online CD sales have plummeted to a tiny percentage of the company’s revenues. In 2009, online store sales accounted for 27% of the total revenue paid to artists each week. By 2019, sales from the store account for less than 3% of artists’ overall earnings.

“With a few exceptions, the store is no longer a money-maker for most of our artists,” the announcement reads.

CD Baby says it will focus on the aspects of its business that continue to be successful. Distribution, monetization, and promotion services will continue to be priorities.

One thing to note – CD Baby says its physical distribution program is still alive and well. The majority of orders for physical distribution CDs and vinyls come from storefronts like Amazon or artist storefronts on Shopify.

CD Baby will still warehouse product and fulfill orders for artists who use their physical distribution program. The only change here is that CD Baby’s online store is shutting down. The move makes sense since streaming distribution makes up the bulk of its business.

While vinyl sales are up, CD sales are on a slow slope downward. 2019 marked the first year since 1986 that . Despite vinyl’s continue march upwards into double digits, physical music sales continue to fall.

GMR, RMLC File Joint Protective Order Ahead of a Messy Legal Battle

Ahead of their upcoming legal showdown, Global Music Rights (GMR) and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) have jointly filed for a protective order that will keep potentially sensitive specifics out of the public eye.

According to , the courtroom battles will likely require the “production of confidential, proprietary, or private information,” and it’s in the interest of both parties to prevent this knowledge from being made widely available (and, in turn, widely distributed). While some disclosed facts won’t be protected, those related to “the licensing of copyrighted works,” including pricing statistics, ongoing agreements, and more, will be covered by the order.

The protective order will span the duration of the trials and a period of time after the fact, “until a Designating Party agrees otherwise.” In predictably convoluted legal fashion, “designating party” is the title that refers to GMR and the RMLC when they “designate” a document or piece of information as confidential.

Requirements for designating materials as confidential, exceptions for accidentally failing to designate sensitive materials as confidential (they will still be protected if a correction is issued), and much else, are explained in the filing. That little is left to chance, confidentiality-wise, is indicative of the protected information’s importance and value to GMR and the RMLC.

Significantly, the filing also requests that the protective order be applied to both of the ongoing GMR-RMLC court cases, which U.S. District Judge Terry J. Hatter Jr. has  However, Judge Hatter Jr. indicated that RMLC, as a non-profit organization, cannot seek damages from GMR; the case will continue as a review of the antitrust allegations.

GMR, an upper-tiered performance rights organization, represents a multitude of prominent artists. RMLC, a Nashville non-profit organization, advocates on behalf of a multitude of radio stations across the United States.

The court cases are equipped with all the makings of high drama. And despite the joint protective order, there will be much to report — and speculate about — in the coming months.