Fans More Entertained By Sign Language Interpreter Than Snoop Dogg

(PCM) Talk about stealing the show! The internet absolutely can’t get enough of a sassy sign language interpreter who was signing for hearing impaired fans during rapper Snoop Dogg’s performance at the New Orlean’s Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Seriously, this woman is awesome!

The woman’s name is Holly Maniatty and she did way more than just “drop it like it’s hot”!  She gave a performance that put everyone including Snoop Dogg himself to shame and the internet just can’t get enough of it!

The video which was captured by The Good Life Radio has been shared over 200,000 times and reached over 19 million views!

Maniatty went above and beyond to bring the spirit of the performance to hearing impaired fans and if anyone thinks this type of job is easy they are wrong. It takes years of training to be able to become a sign language interpreter and Maniatty certainly gives it her all!

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P. Diddy Faces Sexual Harassment Allegations From Former Chef

(PCM) Rapper P. Diddy is being sued by his former personal chef Cindy Rueda on allegations of sexual harassment and having a hostile work environment. Rueda worked as Diddy’s personal chef from January 2015 to May of 2016.

Rueda claims that during her time of employment with P. Diddy she was forced into many an uncomfortable positions. She says that her former boss demanded that she serve him “post-coital” snacks while he and his “guests” were sometimes still naked in bed. Rueda also goes on to say that sometimes Diddy would even ask for these snacks to be served to him while he was in the middle of actual sex acts.

According to a report from People Magazine, Rueda was “regularly summoned” her to “prepare and serve entrees and appetizers to him and his guests while Mr. Combs and/or his guests were engaged in or immediately following sexual activity.”

It also wasn’t just the fact that Rueda was asked to serve up the good for Diddy’s post-sex snacking session she also alleges that Diddy would make comments about his naked body and ask her if she was attracted to him or not.

Rueda said when she made complaints about the incidents to the head of Diddy’s estate she was “lured into a situation where she could be accused of theft and ultimately terminated” on May 8th, 2016. Rueda is seeking a unspecified amount of money and no word on whether or not Diddy will settle outside of court.

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Prince’s Family Reveals Plans For A Reality Series About Life After His Passing

(PCM) The world was shocked by the death of musical icon Prince, however we are sure that no one was a shocked as his family and close friends who were left to deal with not only the loss of a loved one, but the aftermath of his death as well.

TMZ.com is reporting from sources close to Prince’s family that there will be a reality TV series in the works that will focus on the way his shocking death on April 21, 2016 has affected their lives. We have all been hearing the rumors about unreleased Prince music as well, so the creators of the the series would also like to use it as a way to debut the unreleased material to the world.

Now we know the real reason why Prince’s family is in a heated lawsuit with producer George Ian Boxill about the release of the new Prince EP “Deliverance”. The EP was initially slated for release on the one year anniversary of Prince’s passing, however his family wants to be sure that the music is not released prior to the reality series.

Prince recorded the tracks that make up “Deliverance” over ten years ago and according to court paperwork, Boxill has been ordered to turn over the tracks to the family estate, however he is still continuing to fight.

Currently, the reality series does have a production company behind it, however it has not yet been picked up by any network. If Boxill is successful with his lawsuit we could see the unreleased Prince music early, as the reality series is still very much in the early planning stages at this point.

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Jay-Z, J.Cole And The Chainsmokers To Headline The ‘Budweiser Made In America Festival’ 2017

(PCM) We are definitely excited to learn about this year’s epic “Budweiser Made In America Festival” 2017 line-up that will once again invade the city of Brotherly Love over Labor Day weekend for the sixth year in a row! As per years past the two-day music festival is once again curated by JAY-Z, who will also headline this years festival along with J.Cole and The Chainsmokers.

This year’s concert will benefit both the ACLU of Pennsylvania and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved.

As a result of this concert, money invested into these communities will positively impact the education, income and heath of the most vulnerable citizens in these regions. As a result of this year’s Budweiser Made in America festivals, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey will invest in initiatives that support youth success and family stability to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty in the Greater Philadelphia area.

The rest of this year’s line-up includes: Headliners JAY Z, J. Cole, The Chainsmokers are joined by Kaskade, Marshmello, Migos, Solange, Run the Jewels, Little Dragon, 21 Savage, Sampha, Cash Cash, R3hab, Pusha T, Vic Mensa, DMX, DJ Mustard, Marian Hill, Tiwa Savage, Getter, KYLE, Wizkid, Stormzy, Lizzo, Dirty South, Broods, Kelela, Francis and The Lights, Ugly God, Yung Lean, PnB Rock, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Rob $Tone, Rapsody, Netsky, Green Velvet, Beach Slang, Salva, Burns, Jorja Smith, Vanic, THEY., Kap Slap, Devault, Nick Grant, Mt. Joy, Mannequin Pussy, Kodie Shane, Flor, Earthgang, Medasin, Tommy Genesis, Smino, Mozart La Para, Carter Winter, Maleek Berry, Karen Rodriguez, J.I.D, Busty & The Bass, Ari Lennox, Downtown Boys, Queen of Jeans.

The festival will take place on Saturday, September 2, 2017 and Sunday, September 3, 2017 on the  Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA and for those who are unable to attend, global music and entertainment platform, TIDAL, will livestream the festival on TIDAL.com

TIDAL members can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm (ET) at TIDAL.com/MIA. TIDAL is offering a limited time presale where members are eligible to buy one ticket and get one free beginning today.

Citi is the official credit card of the Budweiser Made In America Festival. Citi cardmembers get access to presale tickets beginning on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10:00am ET through Thursday, May 4th at 10pm ET. For additional details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com

General public can purchase tickets beginning Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:00 am (ET) http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/1736464

For the latest on the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival, please be sure to visit: www.madeinamericafest.com

About Budweiser Made In America Festival Philadelphia
Slated for its sixth year in Philadelphia, the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival will once again attract thousands of visitors and festival-goers to the City of Brotherly Love on Labor Day weekend 2017. After the inaugural two-day music festival in 2012, the event generated at least $10 million in economic impact for the city’s economy. Additionally, the “Budweiser Made in America” Festival benefits United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey with the goal of having a positive impact on the host community. The “Budweiser Made in America” festival will also benefit the ACLU.

The City of Philadelphia is excited and more than ready to host the festival once again in 2017. Philadelphia is not only a recipient of the International Festival & Events Association Award for the third consecutive year, it is also the first US World Heritage City. As it most recently hosted the 2017 NFL Draft to great success, the city has considerable experience producing and accommodating big events like the Broad Street Run, the Philadelphia Marathon, the Wawa Welcome America 4th of July Festival, and the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts – events that welcome tens of thousands of residents and visitors alike. In short, Philadelphia is world class when it comes to community and culture.

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The Fyre Music Festival Goes Up In Flames! Promoters Scramble To Fix Epic Disaster!

(PCM) The Fyre Music Festival was touted as being a luxury music festival that was taking place on an island in the Bahamas curated by rapper Ja Rule. The festival was heavily promoted on social media and ticket prices ranged from $4,000 to $12,000. The promoters promised fans luxury accommodations, food options and appearances by Bella Hadid and rockers Blink 182 on the Bahamian island that was rumored to have once been owned by Pablo Escobar. What festival goers got when the arrived was what literally looked like a war zone and many ended up becoming trapped on the island with very little food, water, or electricity. The entire festival experience turned into an epic disaster.

While we can’t help but giggle just a little bit at the plight of these “rich kids” who shelled out the big bucks to attend this ridiculous music festival, it still had to be quite an ordeal for all of them and a PR nightmare for the festival promoters, who are now claiming they will be issuing refunds to anyone who purchased a pass to the ill-fated Fyre Festival. Many festival attendees began posting about the nightmare via social media and it looks like total chaos!

When attempting to leave the island, people found themselves literally locked inside the airport while waiting for chartered flights that were not taking off. There was little to no air circulation inside the airport and no food or water given to the people inside.

We are hoping that the promoters behind Fyre Festival will not be allowed to get away with this situation, as we can already smell the lawsuits stemming just judging on the amount of social media backlash. Hope they learned their lesson! Just for reference, here is what the festival goers were promised:

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Exclusive Interview With Lea Michele! ‘Intimate Evening’ Tour Kicks Off In Philly!

By: Debra Wallace

(PCM) Songstress Lea Michele has made an indelible mark on Broadway, on the hit television show “Glee” and she is now celebrating her new music and much-anticipated upcoming tour.

The remarkable 30-year-old singer and actress, best known for portrayal of Rachel Berry on the award-winning show “Glee,” kicks off her limited Intimate Evening with Lea Michele’s North American Tour on May 1 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia.

Subsequent stops on the tour include: Boston, Ledyard, Connecticut, Toronto, Seattle, and San Francisco, which is something her fans around the globe are thrilled to partake in. There is something about her voice, her presence, and the way she conveys emotion in her music that speaks to her scores of admirers far and wide.

Her new single, “Love Is Alive,” was released on March 3, and her second album, “Places” will be released by Columbia Records on April 28. She first performed the new music during three intimate sold out shows in January, and this tour is a result of the demand from her many devoted fans, who have followed her rich career of music, television and Broadway.

No stranger to live audiences, Michele, who grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, made her Broadway debut at age 8, after tagging along with a friend to an open casting call. After she spontaneously decided to audition, she was offered the role, and two weeks later she was starring on Broadway.

In 1995, she made her Broadway debut as a replacement for the role of young Cosette in “Les Miserables.” This was followed by roles in “Ragtime,” and in 2004, she portrayed Shprintze, and understudied the role of Chava, in the Broadway revival of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

She was nominated for several awards for creating the role of Wendla Bergman in the original company of the musical of “Spring Awakening,” which debuted on Broadway in December 2006.

In late 2008, she received the role of Rachel Berry on “Glee’ and has received many awards for her performance, including the 2009 Satellite Award for best actress in a series, comedy or musical, and Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominations. She is also starring on the new Fox TV’s series, “Scream Queens.”

If all of this was not enough, Michele is the author of a charming book called “Brunette Ambition,” that explores her life and career, including fitness, fashion, the spotlight and more.

PCM: I am here in Philadelphia and everyone I know who loved you on “Glee” and on Broadway, is thrilled you are sharing your music with us on May 1.

LEA MICHELE: It’s so funny because I have so many friends in Philly and I’m literally as I’m talking to you, I’m getting texts like, ‘can you get my mom’s friend from Philly four tickets,’ and ‘can we get nine more tickets for your show?’ So I’m like negotiating all my Philly tickets as we speak.

PCM: That’s pretty funny. I am sure these tickets are in demand.

LM: I think it’s because it’s the closest concert to the New York City, and I have a lot of friends there, so it’s very exciting for me to share it with all of them.

PCM: What are you excited about accomplishing with this tour?

LM: I think it was really important for me with this second record to immediately start performing. I’ve already done a couple of performances of this show that I put together back in January, but my goal is to get out there and show everyone that I’m a performer. I grew up on the stage. I grew up performing. I’m a live singer and I think that’s what sort of makes me different from, a lot of other entertainers.

PCM: Please tell me more about this.

LM: Well, even before this album comes out, I wanted to get up on the stage and perform. We’ve put together what I think, is a really great concert with some songs from my first record, [“Louder” released in March 2014], songs from this new album, “Places,” and then some really fun songs also from “Glee,” which I love singing. During the show, I tell stories along the way about “Glee” and about recording my first album and about the meaning of these songs from my second record.

PCM: So what should your fans look forward to during your intimate concert?

LM: They should expect a fun little night and it’s just sort of the beginning of this little leg of all these tours for me. I’m sort of learning as I go. But I’ve really loved it so far, and I can’t wait to travel to different places. Every city has like a different energy, and every audience is unique. I tell different stories each night, and sometimes I get a little too personal when I start giving everyone all of my deepest and darkest secrets; but I’ve really loved it.

PCM: Since your early days on Broadway you have really shined under the spotlight.

LM: Thank you. For sure; I feel the most comfortable on stage.

PCM: Tell me about the new album and the feedback from the first songs you released?

LM: People are really loving the single. We’ve released “Love Is Alive” as well as “Anything’s Possible,” and I think that people really just wanted to hear this type of music from me for a really long time. My first album was a little pop heavy and this album is a little bit more classical and it’s just about my voice.

PCM: What do you mean?

LM: Obviously on “Glee” I did a lot of pop songs, but I also did these really big, belting sort of show stopping numbers and I wanted to branch off of that and create an album that was timeless and that really just reflects a lot of the singers that I grew up listening to, Celine Dion and Barbra Streisand, and for me I think this album is just a great representation of who I am as a singer. Not like you listen to it and you go, well that sounds like this person or it sounds like that person. You listen to it and it sounds like me, and I think that it’s something that people could also listen to in 10 years and it could still be relevant.

PCM: What does it feel like when fans say ‘I love Celine Dion, Adele and Barbra Streisand, and in my view you are up there with them?’

LM: Honestly, it feels weird. I think for me, I love singing, but it’s like, it’s difficult and it’s hard. I look at those singers who are still performing, and I feel like I am part of this new generation of singers. I think of what they do as being so effortless, but I imagine it’s the same thing for them as it is for me – a lot of hard work and unwavering dedication. I think they’re incredible, and to even just be in the same sentence as those amazing women is unbelievable.

PCM: Will you go back to Broadway?

LM: I would love to. But right now I really just want to focus on touring. I didn’t have that opportunity with my first record. So it is very important to me to do these shows now, to be on the stage and sing the songs from my album at my concerts. I also love singing the songs from “Glee,” which was such a big part of my life. So I’ve put together the concert and we have this lovely section about “Glee” and so I feel like I need to do this first before I can go back to Broadway, which takes a lot of time and effort. So this is where I need to be right now.

PCM: Is there any other advice that you would give a teenager or young woman who wants a career in TV, or music, or Broadway, or any of these things which are very big goals?

LM: I’ve gotten asked that question for such a long time, and I think for me I worked so hard. I never slacked off. I never was the girl that went to the party or anything like that, because I was working and I had to take care of myself. So being a performer, and being in the industry, it comes with a lot of sacrifices and you have to be willing to make those sacrifices so you have to work really hard. You have to take care of yourself. You have to go to school, and learn your craft. There’s a lot of different elements that sort of lead to success, and for me, I just never really stopped. I never gave up, and I worked really hard.

PCM: I look forward to your Philadelphia show on May 1. Good luck with the tour. It was been a pleasure talking to you today.

LM: Thank you!

For more information about Lea Michele, go to: www.leamichelemusic.com

For tickets to the Intimate Evening with Lea Michele Tour at the Merriam Theater, go to: www.KimmelCenter.org. Or call: 215-893-1999.

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