If ice-skating is in Canadians' bloods, then surfing would be in Hawaiians'. Jack Johnson himself is a surfer, but his interest in surfing was influenced by his dad, Jeff, who is famous in Hawaii.
Vinyl Sales Beat Beatle's "Abbey Road" - Jack White
Jack White's 2012 debut solo album, "Blunderbuss", was the year's best-selling vinyl record. The LP version of the album, released on Third Man/Columbia, sold just over 33,000 copies, according to Soundscan figures and an announcement from White's camp recently. It knocked-off the perennial vinyl top-seller, The Beatles' "Abbey Road", which had claimed the spot for the last three years! "Blunderbuss" is also up for three Grammys, including album of the year.
On occasions, James Brown wouls start singing and he would collapse. Then someone grabs him a robe to drape on him and he would take it off and sing again, but then he would collapse and the same guy would take him offstage with the same robe.
Jamey Johnson had the priviledge to sing at Cohran's bedside when he died of pancreatic cancer in 2010 at age 74. To pay tribute, Johnson has put together an album with other singers such as Willie Nelson, George Straight, and Allison Krauss on what is mostly a duet album comprised of Cohran classics such as 'Make the World Go Away" and "I Fall to Pieces". The 16-track album also features one Johnson solo song "Would These Arms Be in Your Way". The tribute album is "Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran"...
Best known for her "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2005 Super Bowl halftime show
Showing breasts during halftime of the Super Bowl - Janet Jackson
Wardrobe malfunction? This happened during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, which was televised live during the "family" hours. Her blouse suddenly ripped apart as soon as Justin sang the last line of "Rock Your Body", ("Hope to see you naked by the end of this song") making the malfunction excuse hard to believe. Janet was wearing nipple rings, so the nipples were slightly blocked. She did apologize later, but it's sad that this and being Michael's sister are the only non-music things she'll now be now for.
A character in the movie MEAN GIRLS named for her. - Janis Ian
In the Movie MEAN GIRLS, there is a character named Janis Ian, an obvious allusion to this singer. In fact, in one scene of the movie Janis Ian's (the singer's) song "At Seventeen" is heard playing in the background, even though Janis Ian (the character) is not in that scene. The song could well allude to the high school angst that the movie addresses with regard to various characters therein. Incidentally the singer Janis Ian has been reported to be a lesbian, while, interestingly the movie character named for her is widely rumored to be a lesbian throughout the movie, but in the end she proves otherwise.
The soundtrack and presentation in 2012 basketball simulation video game NBA 2K13 was presided over by rapper/Brooklyn Nets minority owner Jay-Z. Jay-Z also has six songs in the soundtrack, while Kanye West has three, not including two of Jay-Z's in which he is featured, "The Bounce" and "Run This Town"
Killed in Plane Crash - Jenni Rivera
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, the "diva de la banda" whose commanding voice burst through the limits of regional Latin music and made her a cross-border sensation, was believed killed on 12/09/12 in a jet crash into mountainous terrain. She was traveling with her entourage who were killed as well as the two pilots- a total of 6 people. Rivera, a native of Long Beach, was 43 years old and mother of five, grandmother of two and was separated from her third husband Esteban Loaiza, a former MLB baseball player. Her Learjet went down near Iturbide, Mexico.
This pioneer of rock-and-roll had numerous marriages in his youth, some of which were simultaneous. His most infamous affair was when he married his thirteen-year-old cousin, because it was the news of this affair that effectively ruined his career as a popular entertainer. He made a comeback only decades later, as a relic of a bygone era.
Harnell, the lead singer of a band called Rock Sugar has a very accomplished voiceover career. He played a character on the show "Animaniacs", he played two characters in the video game series "Ratchet & Clank", and has been the announcer for America's Funniest Home Videos since 1998.
Jim Morrison was known for his lewd and insidious stage antics which included drunken behavior and alleged displays of public nudity which often times got Morrison arrested and the Doors banned in several southern states. One such incident occurred in Florida when Jim swore at the crowd and threatened to "show it" to the whole crowd. According to keyboardist Ray Manszerak he claims that Morrison never did show "it" to anybody.
Jimmy owns the bar and restaurant chain "Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville with locations in Key West, New Orleans, Nashville, Myrtle Beach, and other locations. He also owns the Cheeseburger In Paradise chain with locations in Omaha, Myrtle Beach, and other locations.
Anyone whose seen the films "Woodstock" and "Mad Dogs and Englishmen", or any of his concerts knows that Cocker puts a lot of physicality and emotion when singing, and that includes twisting his face during "With A Little Help From My Friends" and other hits.
Joe McIntyre, formerly of New Kids On The Block, took up acting landing a role on Boston Public. He went on to star on Dancing with the Stars where he came in third place. He's now working on broadway.
Eyeliner - Joel and Benji Madden (Good Charlotte)
The Madden twins are as well known for their make up as they are for their work with Good Charlotte.
During their tour of Japan in 1992 for the Blood Sugar Sex Magik CD John refused to go on stage and abrutptly quit in the middle of the tour. It was later revealed that John had developed a crippling addiction to heroin.
John retired from the music industry shortly after his son Sean was born to take care of him leaving all of the business aspects to Yoko. A lot of John's friends were stunned and thought that he wasn't happy just being a stay at home dad but John did it because he didn't want Sean to forget him.
His circual glasses referred to as 'John Lennon Glasses'
Astronomy Event on Cover - John Maus
In 2012 electro-techno artist John Maus released an odds + sods collection, "A Collection of Rarities and Previously Unreleased Material". On the album's front cover there's a picture of the transit of the planet Venus in 2004. Such events occur about twice every 100+ years or so. These events are pretty much a very rare event.
In recent years New Kid On The Block Jonathan Knight was outed in the tabloids by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany. Earlier this year Jonathan would go on to comfirm what the tabloids had suspected and he wouldn't talk anymore about his personal life.
Suffering In Silence - Jonathan Knight and Jordan Knight
Jonathan and his brother Jordan both revealed on the Oprah Winfrey Show that they both suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks during their time with the New Kids On The Block. They also revealed that their father also suffered from anxiety and panic attacks as well.
She is not married, the ring is a purity ring, so she took a vow in church to stay a virgin until married.
She is the daughter of Phillippi Sparks, a cornerback for New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys from 1992-2000.
Charting #1 in France and #58 in the US at age 4 - Jordy
His song "Dur dur d'etre bebe" ("It's tough to be a baby") peaked at #1 in France and #58 in the US, when Jordy was only four years old back in 1992, making him the youngest #1 in any country and youngest person to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. After fear he was being exploited, he was banned from the radio. After being banned in 1996, he never made a public appearance for ten years when he appeared on a French reality show in 2006.
Julie Andrews says that her four-octave voice is not coming back. Andrews said that a botched operation to remove non-cancerous throat nodules in 1997 hasn't gotten better. It has permanently limited her range and her ability to hold notes.
LA prosecutors decided not to file any charges against Justin Bieber after investigators found no evidence that the pop star had kicked and punched a photographer after leaving a movie theater last May, a document obtained recently states. Los Angeles County sherif's investigators found no visible injuries, video, nor photographs to confirm the allegations by the photographer. Bieber, 18, was leaving the theater with Selena Gomez on May 27th when he had an encounter in the parking lot. A doctor found only superficial injuries, and deputies observed no injuries on the man after the incident. The misdemeanor charge of battery has been dropped...
Singer Justin Bieber has been ticketed for speeding on a LA freeway after being chased by several paparazzi. Bieber was cited for driving in excess of 65 mph on July 6th at about 10:45 am when calls came in about a car chase on southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Studio City. The other vehicles had left the scene and a search is underway to find those drivers. The chase claim has been backed by City Councilman Dennis Zine who called the CHP after seeing Bieber's Fisker Karma being chased by 5-6 other cars. Zine, a former LAPD Officer, claimed that the vehicles were traveling well over 100 mph and recklessly on the shoulders and cutting off other traffic. Zine would have arrested Bieber instead of giving him a ticket but the CHP let him off lightly...
The New Mexico State Police headquarters was crushed by media calls recently seeking information about a report that superstar Bieber was the target of a prison-hatched murder-for-hire scheme. Police moved quickly, the plot was foiled, and arrests have been made. A purported $2500 per testicle castration order was directed at two other targets while Bieber was labled "Victim 3" by convicted murderer Dana Martin. Martin is serving multiple life sentences for strangling 15 year old DeAndra Florucci and throwing her over a Vermont bridge in 2000. Bieber was, police said in an affadavit, his "ultimate target." Martin hired felon Mark Staake age 41 to commit the crimes and he in turn enlisted his nephew Tanner Ruane, age 23. The uncle and nephew team ran into a US border crossing after accidently going the wrong way towards Canada. After being turned back Staake was arrested on an outstanding warrant from NM and later his nephew Tanner was arrested in NY for a recorded telephone call to Staake in which he decided to continue with the job using code words for murder. He was arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit aggravated battery. Apparently, it was Martin that turned them in prior to their arrests. It seems he wanted media attention and is a big Bieber fan himself!!! He hired Staake because he noticed his Bieber tattoo when they both were inmates. Bizarre...
Was pop star Justin Bieber's laptop actually stolen during a show in Washington state? Bieber tweeted to his nearly 29 million followers that he was victimized during the show at the Tacoma Dome. But questions were raised about the authenticity of Bieber's claim. Another Twitter user alluded to having the laptop. The account linked to Bieber's new music video starts with text saying personal footage was stolen and uploaded "illegally." That prompted suspicions that the supposed theft was a hoax meant to hype the new video which was released recently. Bieber's publicist Melissa Victor says it's not a hoax and that the laptop was indeed stolen...
Justin Bieber has made an anti-cyberbullying video as part of a legal plea bargaining deal over a 2009 mall fan frenzy that broke fire codes and caused a major disturbance. Bieber did not show for the signing, leaving over 4,000 teen and girl fans crowding the mall. When police asked the record company to send Tweets advising the crowd to disperse upon cancellation, they were not able to because Bieber's Mgr Scott Braun had changed the account password. It took 90 minutes for Braun to send Tweets announcing the cancellation. Braun and Def Jam executive James Roppo were charged with misdemeanors. Per agreement, Def Jam paid $8000 in damages to Nassau County and agreed to have Bieber make the video which runs 11 minutes. In it, Bieber speaks to HS students about cyberbullying experiences with a young female student and advises viewers that the Web should be used positively and not for hate nor hurting others.
Justin Timberlake assisted Janet Jackson during her performance at the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, where he exposed Janet's nipple after he sang "hope to get you naked by the end of this song".