Angus T. Jones Slams "TAAHM"

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Angus T. Jones is the latest celebrity on the hit sitcom Two and A Half Men, after Charlie Sheen, to have a breakdown. In an interview, he begs fans to stop watching the show, calling it "filth". He describes it as junk and says that there are scientific studies on why it ruins the brain. "Do some research on the effects of television and your brain, and I promise you you'll have a decision to make when it comes to television, especially with what you watch," he rants. Jones says that his Christian faith and the teachings in the Bible are the reason why he dislikes his job.

The more that he learns about his church and new found faith, the more he despises his job, he said. But the next day, Jones tried to cover it up by praising the opportunity he was give.  He apologized to his colleagues, for seeming ungrateful for the "extraordinary opportunity" of which he was given. Jones plays the onscreen son of Jon Cryer, who did not comment about the situation.

Ex-star and onscreen dead uncle, Charlie Sheen did speak out about Jones' recent meltdown, similar to what Sheen experienced when he lost his gig on TAAHM. He opened an invitation to Jones, whose job may be in jeopardy now, to appear on his FX produced show, Anger Management. "My former nephew is welcome at the Goodson 'Anger Management' home anytime," Sheen informed the media. Calling it a "Halle-Bopp" like meltdown, Sheen made it clear that he will be there to support Jones. At least someone is on Jones' side.
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He didn't appear onset following his comments, because his character joined the army and doesn't appear as much. When Jones does visit the studio, producer and creator Chuck Lorre will certainly have some things to discuss with him, maybe even terminating his contract, which runs through the end of the current season.

People's Music Choice: Week 1

Every week, the people have a chance to make their voice heard. By voting on the Facebook page, people can see what songs were voted to be that week's favorite. Every Tuesday we'll be posting the results, followed by a new article every Saturday.
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This week, the list is a mix of new and slightly older pop, country and hip hop songs. The collection features artists ranging from Taylor Swift to Flo Rida to PSY to Lil Wayne.

Top Ten for November 27th:

1. I Knew You Were Trouble, by Taylor Swift
2. One More Night by Maroon 5
3. Whistle by Flo Rida
4. Mirror by Lil Wayne feat. Bruno Mars
5. Titanium by David Guetta feat. Sia
6. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
7. I Cry by Flo Rida
8. Die Young by Ke$ha
9. Without You by David Guetta feat. Usher
10.Gangnam Style by PSY

Your favorite didn't make the list? Vote all week or comment your favorite selections below and check back next week for the new Top Ten.
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Who's better than JB?

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It's been two years since Justin Bieber first took YouTube by storm, with the release of Baby, which managed to receive a little over eight million views. The time has come for his record to be broken, by none other than Korean rapper PSY.

--> The Korean sensation became a breakout hit all across the world after releasing his catchy dance tune, Gangnam Style. It racked up 809 million views, compared to Bieber's previous landmark of 803 million. The famous video features PSY, with slicked back hair and sunglasses, dressed in suits all across different locations. He dances, as if on an invisible horse, in a playground, at the beach and even on a boat, to name a few places.

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YouTube has stated that Gangnam Tyle has unprecedented growth rate in terms of popularity and parodies. If all the parody views were combined with the various covers and his own original, the song would have over 2.2 billion views. These high view numbers translate into sales as well. His album is the number on Billboard UK and has remained an iTunes Top 10 worldwide ever since its release.

Is PSY's video really the best video in the world? Can anyone surpass the massive popularity he has? On;y time will tell what this comedic singer will do next and how to top his success.

Kelly Clarkson's Fame Turns 10

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A little over ten years ago, Kelly Clarkson was crowned American Idol's Season 1 victor. Most singers tend to fade away after they reach a decade of fame. Clarkson, however has made it a defining moment. The singers that do stay as relevant as Clarkson for as long she has, don't release a "Greatest Hits" album until they consider retiring from the show business. Again, Clarkson chooses to do otherwise.


A "Greatest Hits" album means that the songs you have recorded are the best you'll ever do, and there may be nothing better than them. But for Kelly Clarkson, it's just another album to release. In an interview done with MSN, she reveals that ever since winning the inaugural season of Idol, she's wanted to release this type of album, where the best songs are all in one place. This is by no means the end of her career, rather a milestone to be celebrated then move forward.

The record is comprised of seventeen of Clarkson's most notable songs, including the ballad Because of You and, more recent songs, such as Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You). Listening to every song is like sitting next to her, the emotion is real and passionate. Clarkson's heart and soul pours out in every single record, but none more so that Greatest Hits-Chapter One.

Although this album hasn't received the recognition it deserved, when the songs on the track first released, they were an instant hit. This album takes the listener back in time to when Clarkson first emerged into the music scene and wowed the world with her maturity and grace. GHCO (Greatest Hits-Chapter One) didn't break any sales records or peak on the Top Ten, but what it did do was remind music lovers how to connect to a song. Contemporary artists in this age are all about the money, not about the melody. Very rarely is the music business so lucky to find a gem like Kelly Clarkson.

Red

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Taylor Swift fans, rejoice. her much anticipated album, Red, is here. Released in the end of October, this album is set to break records. In the first week alone, it sold 1.2 million copies, going platinum and becoming only the third artist to do so in a week. Eminem is number one with 1.52 million and Brittney Spears follows suit with about 1.3 million.

--> Red is unlike Swift has ever done before. Her first album, Taylor Swift was very country, showing her roots. Progressively, each album after that has explored a different genre. Album number four is a mix of many things. Compiled of sixteen tracks, Red could be her most experimental album, ever.

It has a little bit of dub step, featured in the third single, I Knew You Were Trouble. Her smash single, We are Never Ever Getting Back Together is also featured on the album, which is a more pop sound. But her die-hard country fans should be pleased to know that Swift hasn't completely forgotten about her Nashville roots. Begin Again, the second single from the album touches her country side with the guitar chords and deep vocals.

--> Red proves that Swift has vocal versatility and that she can reach all across the board. There's something on the album for music lovers of almost every genre. Every track is unpredictable and unique. It leaves fans wondering what direction Swift is trying to go, but at the same time, it's exciting to see what new inventive sounds she can do.
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Unapologetic

If the world thought Rihanna was fading from the music business, they were wrong. She recently announced that her next studio album, Unapologetic will be release on November 19th. 2012 was a big year for the pop star, with a debut role in the film Battleship as well as awards from various places.

Unapologetic will be her fifth studio album. Little has been said about what genre Rihanna will be catering towards, leaving her "RihannaNavy" to be left pondering. Chris Brown, infamous for assaulting the singer in 2009, is confirmed to be on the album along with Eminem. Previously, Rihanna and Eminem have had a lot of success together, creating the chart topper Love the Way You Lie.

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The only confirmed thing on the record is the track list, which can be found on her website. One thing is for sure, number five will sure to be a hit.

Battle of the Season

It's no secret that American Idol is an extremely popular reality singing show. So when The Voice and X Factor decided to air, many were surprised that they were going to threaten the Idol fanbase. But now with the second season starting for both the X Factor and The Voice both airing back-to-back, the battle is no longer with American Idol, it's with the other show.

THE X FACTOR

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Just the judges alone are a reason that ratings will spark this year. After Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones were fired, there was a lot of speculation on who the new judges would be. The host spot was filled by not one, but two people. Seasoned host Mario Lopez brings familiarity and experience to the table, while reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has a point to prove-she's not just a reality TV star. So far, with two episodes of live TV in, the judges seem to be doing alright. Aside from Khloe's wardrobe malfunction on the first day, she seems to be doing fine. Lopez, the more seasoned host looks comfortable and at home.

New judges Brittney Spears and Demi Lovato have settled in fairly well. Demi has friendly banter with creator Simon, and tries to be the "nice judge" of the show, taking over Paula's job. Brittney was tough at first, but revealed that she couldn't deal with people booing her. Eventually, Simon had to step in and help her thorugh it. She seems stronger now, although doesn't take her criticism as far.


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Ratings were very good last season, for a show that was in its first season. Besides the star-filled cast, and drama with other shows, The Voice hasn't generated much buzz. Until the show started.

Within a few weeks of the show airing, judge Christina Aguilera announced that she would be leaving the show. Popstar Usher was set to take her place. CeeLo Green was also reported to express desires to leave the show, but no official statement had been issued.

One of the biggest changes that occured on the show was the format change. The steal and save were no longer permitted. Earlier, if a judge did not want to mentor a particular contestant, another judge had the oppurtunity to "steal" them from the other to mentor as their own.

So who comes out on top? With all of these new shows coming up, it's hard to tell. But one thing's for sure, no one, so far, has been able to threaten American Idol's popularity.