Archive for June, 2010

Exclusive: New Michael Jackson Album In November

Posted in Conversation Piece on June 30, 2010 by mymorningjoe

An all-new Michael Jackson collection featuring 10 unreleased songs will be released this November, a rep for the Jackson estate exclusively tells Rolling Stone. At the time of his death Jackson reportedly left hard drives filled with unheard music, much of it recorded during the King of Pop’s ’80s peak. Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo told RS that he estimates that Jackson’s vaults contain more than 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collaborations with Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo. “There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational,” DiLeo said.

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Exclusive: New Michael Jackson Album In November

Posted in Conversation Piece on June 30, 2010 by mymorningjoe

An all-new Michael Jackson collection featuring 10 unreleased songs will be released this November, a rep for the Jackson estate exclusively tells Rolling Stone. At the time of his death Jackson reportedly left hard drives filled with unheard music, much of it recorded during the King of Pop’s ’80s peak. Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo told RS that he estimates that Jackson’s vaults contain more than 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collaborations with Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo. “There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational,” DiLeo said.

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Quantcast U.S. is knocked out of World Cup by Ghana again, 2-1

Posted in Conversation Piece on June 27, 2010 by mymorningjoe
Reporting from Rustenburg, South Africa — The fact that his World Cup is over will hit Tim Howard hardest this morning.

After four years of planning, two years of qualifying and months of training, Howard and the rest of the U.S. soccer team will wake up Sunday morning with nothing more to look forward to than a long flight home.

“We’re not getting up for practice, that’s for sure,” the U.S. goalkeeper said. “That part’s sad. It’s disappointing. It’s hard. It hurts.”

Then he paused.

“It’s hard to put your emotions into words,” he said, his voice catching. “We are going home.”

And for the second time in as many World Cups, they’ve been sent there by a speedy and resilient team from Ghana, which earned a 2-1 victory Saturday on a memorable goal from Asamoah Gyan three minutes into 30 minutes of overtime.

Four years ago, Ghana knocked the U.S. out in a first round in which the Americans went winless. This time the end came in the second round, which the U.S. entered unbeaten.

And although that might qualify as progress, it doesn’t make the result any easier to take. Especially because this was a game the U.S. thought it should have won.

“The finality of it is brutal,” said Landon Donovan, who spent several long minutes alone on the U.S. bench after the final whistle. “When you realize how much you put into it, not only for the last four years, but for your whole life.

“There’s no guarantee there’s another opportunity at that. It’s disappointing.”

Also disappointing is the fact the U.S. was its own worst enemy in South Africa, constantly finding itself having to come from behind. In four games the Americans led only once — on a Donovan goal in stoppage time that beat Algeria in group play. Continue reading

TeBoog Interview

Posted in Conversation Piece on June 26, 2010 by mymorningjoe

What is the origin and meaning behind the name “TeBoog”?

Well my first name is DeAnte so that is where the “Te” in TeBoog originates. The origin of the “boog” in Teboog is, ever since I was young I loved to dance. Any opportunity I got I was dancing; so much where one day my mom came to surprise me at an after school program I was in and the cha cha slide song was playing. She saw me on stage performing and saw the passion in my dance moves and yelled “I Love it TeBoog” so ever since then I just kept the name TeBoog. Continue reading

Google to Go After Apple With New Digital Music Service

Posted in Conversation Piece on June 23, 2010 by mymorningjoe

ROLLING STONE  — Google is in “very preliminary” talks with executives in the record business to launch a new music service to compete with Apple’s dominant iTunes, according to a source at a major record label and recent media reports. Although The Wall Street Journal reported a service linked to Google’s search engine could open by the end of this year, with a subscription service in early 2011, sources say it’s pure speculation. “Maybe [they're] thinking, ‘Look, iTunes won the online-music battle, but nobody has claimed the wireless one,’ ” says the major-label source. “They’re going head-to-head with Apple and the iPhone. What better way to do it than with music?” Continue reading

Rapper Lil Wayne enters plea deal in Arizona case

Posted in Conversation Piece on June 22, 2010 by mymorningjoe

YUMA, Ariz. – Rapper Lil Wayne could avoid jail time in Arizona on drug and weapon charges after entering a plea agreement with Yuma County prosecutors.

During a change of plea hearing Friday in which he appeared via video from a New York jail, the 27-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug.

The charge stems from an incident in January 2008 in which his tour bus was stopped at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint near Dateland, 78 miles east of Yuma. Authorities say they found cocaine, Ecstasy and a handgun on the tour bus.

Prosecutors say the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, is scheduled to be sentenced June 30 and could receive 36 months of probation. He’s currently serving an eight-month jail term in New York after pleading guilty last October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

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