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Joe Coughlin was born and raised in a good family, his father was the police captain and they were a respected family in the neighbourhood. Joe was the dark horse and fell in with the wrong crowd from an influential age. It was 1920's and Joe and the rest of the Coughlin family lived in the thriving city of Boston. Joe constantly seemed to be pulling in a different direction to that of his father and mixed with some of the town's most feared bosses responsible for any number of crimes from running alcohol to robbery.
Caught in the middle of a war between mob bosses, Joe ends up ripping off the wrong guy in more than one way as he also steals his woman. Everything appears to be going for Joe and his small gang but their next heist is a chance too far and sees Joe being put in prison for robbery. Once again, Joe finds himself falling in with another powerful boss who offers him protection in prison - but at a cost.
With his eventual release, Joe moves to Florida to begin over seeing a rum smuggling operation but as Joe finds love he begins to realise that there's more to life than working on someone else's terms but perhaps he's too deeply connected to ever be able to give up the life he's made for himself.
The Second Annual Fashion Media Awards hosted by Daily Front Row at Park Hyatt in New York City on September 5th, 2014 saw a variety of celebrities arriving at the ceremony. Amongst these were music mogul Will.i.am, 'Victoria's Secret' model Alessandra Ambrosio, 'Orange Is The New Black' star Laverne Cox and singer/songwriter Miguel.
Stars from all around the world made it to New York for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with several well-known faces appearing on the front row of the Y-3 Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show.
The singer can't stop talking about how special her new album is: wait 'til you hear who she collaborated with.
Singer Janelle Monáe has dropped her sophomore album, Electric Lady, following on from 2010's debut The ArchAndroid. The 27 year-old, who has become famous for her distinctive glamorous tuxedo style, has carved out a musical niche, widely described as a cross between funkadelic soul and futuristic R&B: a rather unique sound that is no less evident and enthralling on her latest record.
Janelle Inspired Herself With Her Latest Album.
In response to the question "Who are the electric ladies in your life?" in an interview with NPR, Monáe explained that "Electric Ladies cannot be marginalised.[they are] community oriented." Similarly, speaking to MTV News, Janelle spoke of the album's themes and direction: "This album isn't to be marginalized. It is of hope, of inspiration and of love," she said adding, "It is to encourage a million electric ladies to build and come into existence, and 'electric lady' does not have a particular skin colour or hair texture but our communality is community and wanting to nurture the community and knowing that we have to be the change."
Continue reading: Janelle Monáe "Genuinely Inspired" By 'Electric Lady' On Latest Album
This year's festival season may have seen its disasters, but Made In America closed the summer of 2013 with a bang!
The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd be a fool to have missed.
Taking place over August 31st and September 1st in Philadelphia, the Saturday kicked things off with some impressive acts. Feisty California sisters Haim performed early on in the afternoon with a thoroughly entertaining set, in terms of both music and audience interaction, on the Liberty Stage where other must-see artists such as Deadmau5, 2 Chainz and triple BRIT winning Emeli Sande also thrilled the crowd. The Freedom Stage saw the likes of Rudimental further establish their place in the hearts of a large proportion of festival goers, while the Skate Park Stage saw much smaller bands such as Ohio group Cloud Nothings and New Jersey D&B duo Brick & Mortar get the ultimate chance to showcase their talents. The main Rocky Stage was, of course, the real crowd bringer, with Beyonce headlining and Phoenix and Imagine Dragons delivering the uttermost electrifying rock shows of the night.
The burgeoning bad boy will be in court in September.
Miguel is forging quite the reputation as a music bad boy, but he’ll have to wrestle that mantle off Chris Brown if he really wants wear it with pride. He’s kicked a girl in the face while performing an ill-advised stage jump, now he’s necking suds and getting behind the wheel.
Miguel looks all nice and innocent here, but he's got 'a side'
MTV confirmed news, but to be fair, they didn’t specify the tipple he was sipping before driving, so suds is probably quite inaccurate. It’s just a fun word to write. Here are the facts though:
Continue reading: Miguel Caught Drink Driving – Arrested For DUI
R&B diva Mariah Carey went ahead with her New York Philharmonic Orchestra performance, despite a shoulder injury.
Mariah Carey has truly bolstered the national pride lately, having performed at Macy's July Fourth celebrations in glamorously patriotic fashion and has now stirred the country's hearts once more in a brave performance with the world-renowned New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the Major League Baseball's All-Star Charity Concert in Central Park on Saturday (13th July).
Mariah Carey Performs For A Good Cause, Despite Her Shoulder Injury.
Carey had injured her shoulder last week whilst filming a video to accompany a remix of her '#Beautiful' collaboration with Miguel. Rep Cindi Berger confirmed to CNN: "Mariah injured herself while filming a video with Jeezy for the remix of #Beautiful, directed by her husband Nick Cannon," explaining "She was taken to hospital late last night, where doctors reset her shoulder. She is fine."
Mariah Carey will still perform in Central Park on Saturday, despite her hospitalization.
Mariah Carey was hospitalized in New York on Sunday (July 7, 2013) after suffering an injury on the set of a video shoot for a remix version of her song '#Beautiful' with rapper Young Jeezy. The song features Grammy winner and amateur crowd-surfer Miguel and peaked at No.15 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Her representative told CBS News that Mariah went to hospital in New York after suffering a shoulder injury while shooting the video. It is not clear whether she fell, or was struck, though the singer's rep added that "doctors reset her shoulder" and that "she is fine". Some reports have suggested she may have tripped over while dancing in towering feels for the video - which is directed by Mariah's husband Nick Cannon - however this remains pure speculation.
The singer will still perform with the New York Philharmonic on Central Park's Great Lawn this Saturday. This show, for the 2013 MLB All-Star Charity Concert, will benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.
During her performance at the BET Music Awards on Sunday the singer appeared to be faking her singing parts.
Mariah Carey is being called out on her performance at the BET Music Awards on Sunday (June 30), with viewers complaining that the singer was clearly lip-syncing during her performance with singer Miguel and rapper Young Jeezy. Although it isn't uncommon for singers to lip-sync their parts at award shows that are prone to sound interruption and involve exhaustive dance routines, the singer has still been called out on her performance.
Mariah will have to defend herself against the accusations.
Just over a month after she had to deny lip-syncing a medley of her greatest hits during the American Idol finale, the singer has to answer to the naysayers once again. The singer was performing her new single '#Beautiful,' with a guest verse from Jeezy, and during the high-octane performance the singer seemed to be singing, on occasion, with the help of a backing track.
The singer/rapper's new album will be called Nothing Was The Same and it will be released September 17
Toronto rapper Drake has revealed the release date of his upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, with the head of October's Very Own entertainment updating the newly launched OVO website's front page with the date September 17 scrawled across the page in capital letters and the album's title sat beneath it. The album will be Drake's third release to date, the follow-up to 2011's Take Care and 2009's Thank Me Later.
The website was updated late Friday (June 21) evening and comes only days after the rapper announced plans for an extensive tour of North America with R&B singer Miguel, with rapper Future showing up at certain gigs. And what a treat the announcement must be to some hip hop fans, with this, Yeezus and Magna Carta Holy Grail completing the holy trinity of commercial rap releases in one year.
We've already heard some snippets from the album already and things are sounding promising. The website also included four new songs from the OVO-sphere all available for free download on the OVO SoundCloud, although the page doesn't specify which ones, if any, will make it on to the release. 'The Motion' sounds like a grower, and 'Migos' by Versace and Drake sounds as though it could get a party started, so things are already looking good for the new album. And hey, maybe after this album he'll finally be able to get into the Heat's dressing room.
Continue reading: Drake Announces Release Date Of New Album, Nothing Was The Same
The singer insists that he was never told not to attempt the ill-timed jump
R&B singer Miguel has insisted that, despite what the organisers of last month's Billboard Music Awards have said, he was never told to not to attempt his disastrous stage jump. The singer tried clearing a gap in the stage where some audience members were stood, only to land leg first on two unwitting fans.
According to TMZ, the 'Adorn' singer had attempted the jump in rehearsals a few times and not only was he not told to drop the stunt, but was asked before the show if he was still going to go through with the jump before the show so that the cameras didn't miss it. This completely contradicts what the producers at the BMAs said previously, with the music bigwigs having previously told press outlets that executive producer for the showcase Don Mischer had spoken to Miguel personally after rehearsals to told him not to perform the ill-fated leap.
Continue reading: Miguel Insists He Was Never Told Not To Attempt Botched Staged Jump
The singer insists that not only was he not told to try the jump, but was asked whether he was going to do it before the show so that the cameras didn't miss anything
Last month's Billboard Awards were memorable mostly for the wrong reasons, with R&B singer Miguel's mistimed jump over a group of audience members standing out as one of the most unintentionally funny moments of the night. Earlier this week the organisers of the awards show said how angry they were at the singer for trying the stunt despite being told not to, however the singer hit back on Wednesday (June 5) saying he was never told not to attempt the jump.
The 'Adorn' singer tried to clear a section of the stage that some lucky fans - and two not-so-lucky fans - got to stand in and be a little closer to the action. The singer just about made it, but ended up landing on two female audience members who were stood at the edge of the fan-pit, with one of the victims, Khyati Shah, now complaining of possible brain damage and threatening to sue the event organisers for the ill-fated move. In an attempt to clear their name, producers from the Billboard Music Awards said that they specifically told Miguel not to try the jump, with the BMA's executive producer Don Mischer apparently speaking to Miguel after rehearsals personally to tell him to leave the stunt out of the show.
Miguel is having none of it though, and has hit back, through his rep, today to say that not only was he never told not to attempt the jump, but was asked whether he was still going to go through with the stunt prior to the performance so the cameras didn't miss anything. The singer's rep told TMZ, "The reports claiming that Miguel was warned by producers not to jump are completely false."
In another packed week of news, both Kate Winslet and Jennifer Love Hewitt announced pregnancies, Amanda Bynes saw light at the end of the tunnel and Miguel's leg-drop stunt seems ever more ill-advised.
Kid Rocker! Congratulations to Kate Winslet and husband Ned Rocknroll this week, after the couple confirmed they are expecting their first child together. It will be the Oscar winning actress's third child, joining her daughter Mia and son Joe.
Bye Bye Bynes Case: The NYPD can probably kiss goodbye to its case against troubled star Amanda Bynes after it emerged they have little or no evidence that the television actress was taking drugs when arrested at her apartment last week. It still hasn't stopped her ranting on Twitter though.
Star was told my Billboard event producers not to go through with the stunt
We all had a good chuckle when pop star Miguel went all Hulk Hogan on our asses – and more specifically one of his fan's asses – when he lept into the crowd at the Billboard Music Awards and ended up leg dropping someone in the crowd.
She was led away at the time but the star was seen with her back stage after the show, and it seemed like what had been a stunt gone wrong had been smoothed over. Ahh Miggy, how wrong we were. The victim is now awaiting results from a brain scan that could prove she has BRAIN DAMAGE from the incident. That’s right, we’re writing that in capitals because it seems pretty unbelievable, but nevertheless here we are. If that’s the case the fan might well be taking legal action against poor Miguel, who at the time had put the incident down to simply being caught up in the moment. TMZ are painting a slightly different story, saying that the move had been planned (well, not the leg drop bit, just the dive into the crowd) even though show organizers had told him not to go through with it. Uh oh.
Singer in trouble after stupid stage stunt causes head injury.
Singer Miguel is facing legal action after he attempted to spring across a crowd of fans but fell short, landing on Khyati Shah, who was standing in the audience at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on 19th May.
Miguel, born Miguel Jontel Pimental, carried on performing after he misjudged his cross-stage leap, crashing into Shah with force and trapping her underneath his outstretched leg as she was slammed on to the stage.
Shah, who was interviewed with Miguel after the incident was smiling as she held an icepack on her elbow. Miguel took to Twitter to smooth things over, calling her his "new friend."
Continue reading: Miguel's Billboard Leap Brain Damages Fan?
'All Summer Long' singer sticks it to the man during Sunday's (May 19) performance.
This years Billboard Awards were very eventful indeed; trouble is (for the big wigs at Billboard at least), it was a memorable event for all the wrong reasons. One of the stand-out events of the night had to be Kid Rock's very tongue-in-cheek shout out to all the lip syncing artists in the audience.
As the rocker took to the stage to present an award, he first welcomed himself to the stage by asking the audience for "a shout out for all the artists lip-syncing over pre-recorded music," to which the crowd gave a hearty cheer in return. This may not be as cringe-worthy funny as Miguel's mishap or Bieber's treatment by his peers for asking to be "taken seriously," but still, it's a pretty ballsy move on Rock's behalf. The outburst didn't really sour things though, as the rocker moved swiftly on to reading out the nominees.
Kid Rock caused quite a stir
Continue reading: Kid Rock Slams Lip-Syncers At Billboard Awards [Video]
Miguel caught our attention with the sultry All I Want Is You, proving instantly that he was one to watch. The Grammy nominated singer/song writer is back with his sophomore album Kaleidescope Dream. Contactmusic chatted it up, to discover why Miguel has dedicated a track to his kitten.
Miguel - new album, supporting Usher at the iTunes Festival and headlining your own show at the Jazz Café both in London. How excited are you right now?
I hate this s**t!
Continue reading: Miguel September 2012 - Interview
Albums of Note...After writing one of the official tracks for the London 2012 Olympics, Muse release their latest album, Supremacy. Our reviewer finds something lacking in the band's latest full-length offering, remaking that it sounds more like a soundtrack or a rock opera than a conventional album. Listeners will already be aware of the album's most contentious track, 'Unsustainable,' with its controversial dubstep elements but aside from such avenues of experimentation, Muse are still lacking a big hit from 2nd Law, such as they had with 'Plug In Baby.' There's potential for these songs to sound huge in the live arena but on record, this particularly collection of tracks is unfulfilling."Sprawling, bombastic and overflowing with ideas, yet somehow lacking something that's impossible to place."
Mumford & Sons return with a highly anticipated second album. Their debut release, Sigh No More saw the band's momentum grow at alarming speed and they have become a cornerstone for the nu-folk movement of British artists. Their second release, Babel is pretty much more of what you'd expect from Mumford & Sons. They've gone for the 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' approach to songwriting and stuck to their distinctive sound that has stood them in such good stead up until now."Many of the songs here build to barnstorming choruses, and while Mumford has flashes of anger to vent ('Broken Crown'), his vocal delivery has a warmth and tenderness that seeps into every crevice of the record. With no shortage of memorable songs, catchy melodies, and reasons to buy a banjo, Babel succeeds on pretty much every level." We also have a new video from Mumford & Sons: 'I Will Wait' shows the band performing in front of a huge crowd As the crowd hold lighters in the air whilst the band play on, it's an atmospheric and moving representation of their live shows.
Date of birth
23rd October, 1985
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