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Justin Bieber assists Drake in DJ Khaled’s ‘Popstar’ video – CNN

(CNN)Drake got one of the biggest pop stars in the world to sub for him in the video for his single with DJ Khaled.

The new video for the single “Popstar” features Justin Bieber rapping Drake’s lyrics.
Here’s the set up: DJ Khaled is hounding Drake to shoot a music video for their song, despite the fact there’s a pandemic going on.
The superstar producer tries calling, texting, Facetiming and sending video messages to Drake, much to the rapper’s annoyance.
“This guy is off his rocker,” Drake says in the video.
So Drake decides to call in a favor from his fellow Canadian, Bieber.
What follows are scenes featuring Bieber living it up big: partying and showing off his tattoos at a photo shoot.
The singer’s wife, Hailey, and the Bieb’s manager, Scooter Braun, make cameo appearances.
Bieber has collaborated with Khaled before on the singles “I’m the One” and “No Brainer.”

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Justin Townes Earle, Americana singer-songwriter, dead at 38 – Salon


Justin Townes Earle performs onstage during the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Nashville native, known for his mix of old-timey roots music and modern folk-rock, was the son of Steve Earle



Joseph Hudak
August 24, 2020 11:19PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone.


Justin Townes Earle, the singer-songwriter known for his mix of old-timey roots music and modern-day Americana, has died at age 38. A rep for Earle’s label New West Records confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death was not immediately revealed.

Earle was raised in Nashville, but also lived in New York and, recently, in Portland, Oregon. According to a spokesperson, he died at his home in Nashville.

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“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” a post on Earle’s Instagram page read. “So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys. You will be missed dearly Justin.”

Earle, a tall and gangly figure with a from-another-time aesthetic, was a captivating presence onstage, where he’d sometimes address the crowd in a carnival barker style. But it was his albums, like 2010’s soulful “Harlem River Blues,” 2017’s introspective “Kids in the Street,” and last year’s shuffling, ominous “The Saint of Lost Causes” that best summed up his man-out-of-time appeal. A favorite in Americana music circles, he was named Emerging Act of the Year at the 2009 Americana Honors & Awards, and nominated as Artist of the Year in 2012.

“Had a lot of good times and made a lot of good music with JTE. So sad for his family tonight,” Jason Isbell tweeted. “He was always kind to me and he’s gone too soon,” wrote Margo Price.

“In a year that’s already taken too many from our small community, yet another light ascends and takes its place among the heavens,” Lucinda Williams posted on Instagram. “Our deepest condolences can only skim along the surface of this grief, and yet we send them — along with a promise to shine a bit brighter ourselves in his memory.”

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Born January 4th, 1982, Earle was the son of the country-rocker Steve Earle, who named him after his friend, the songwriter Townes Van Zandt. His mother, Carol Ann Hunter, never cared for the name, Earle told Rolling Stone last year.

“My mother hated Townes Van Zandt. My first name was supposed to be Townes; mother would not have it,” he said. “She hated him because of the trouble that Dad and him got into, but she still played his music.”

Earle first came on the scene with the 2007 EP “Yuma,” and would release a string of albums on the Bloodshot Records label. The title track to his 2010 project for the label, “Harlem River Blues,” won Song of the Year at the 2011 Americana Honors. He performed the song during an appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman,” with Jason Isbell backing him up on guitar.

In 2017, Earle began working with New West Records, who released his last two albums, starting with the LP “Kids in the Street.”

Like his father, Earle battled drugs and alcohol during his career. But as he told Chris Shiflett on the “Walking the Floor” podcast in 2017, he was sober when he began making records. “I got all my craziness out of the way as a coffeehouse musician and a roadie,” he said.

Along with his solo work, Earle produced Wanda Jackson, marking his first time producing another artist. At Earle’s suggestion, the rockabilly legend revisited her classic, raucous Sixties sound for 2012’s “Unfinished Business.”

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In 2019, Earle recalled his first time performing with his famous father, when he was just 17. “Me and my dad played a few Doc Watson songs,” he told Rolling Stone. “We’re Earles, we’re arrogant, and we always feel good about what we do, but it was intimidating. I’ll tell you, the second time we played together, I had to play with him and Guy Clark at MerleFest, in front of Doc Watson. It scared the shit out of me.”

Earle was on the road in support of “Saint of Lost Causes” up until pandemic-induced lockdowns began in March. A private service will be held for the musician next week, with a public memorial planned for 2021.


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Justin Townes Earle, Americana Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 38 – Rolling Stone

Justin Townes Earle, the singer-songwriter known for his mix of old-timey roots music and modern-day Americana, has died at age 38. A rep for Earle’s label New West Records confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, though a cause of death was not immediately revealed.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we inform you of the passing of our son, husband, father and friend Justin,” a post on Earle’s Instagram page read. “So many of you have relied on his music and lyrics over the years and we hope that his music will continue to guide you on your journeys. You will be missed dearly Justin.”

Earle, a tall and gangly figure with a from-another-time aesthetic, was a captivating presence onstage, where he’d sometimes address the crowd in a carnival barker style. But it was his albums, like 2010’s soulful Harlem River Blues, 2017’s introspective Kids in the Street, and last year’s shuffling, ominous The Saint of Lost Causes that best summed up his man-out-of-time appeal. A favorite in Americana music circles, he was named Emerging Act of the Year at the 2009 American Honors & Awards, and nominated as Artist of the Year in 2012.

“Had a lot of good times and made a lot of good music with JTE. So sad for his family tonight,” Jason Isbell tweeted. “He was always kind to me and he’s gone too soon,” wrote Margo Price.

Born January 4th, 1982, Earle was the son of the country-rocker Steve Earle, who named him after his friend, the songwriter Townes Van Zandt. His mother, Carol Ann Hunter, never cared for the name, Earle told Rolling Stone last year.

“My mother hated Townes Van Zandt. My first name was supposed to be Townes, but my mother would not have it,” he said. “She hated him because of the trouble that Dad and him got into, but she still played his music.”

Earle first came on the scene with the 2007 EP Yuma, and would release a string of albums on the Bloodshot Records label. The title track to his 2010 project for the label, Harlem River Blues, won Song of the Year at the 2011 Americana Honors. He performed the song during an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, with Jason Isbell backing him up on guitar.

In 2017, Earle began working with New West Records, who released his last two albums, starting with the LP Kids in the Street.

Like his father, Earle battled drugs and alcohol during his career. But as he told Chris Shiflett on the Walking the Floor podcast in 2017, he was sober when he began making records. “I got all my craziness out of the way as a coffeehouse musician and a roadie,” he said.

Along with his solo work, Earle produced Wanda Jackson, marking his first time producing another artist. At Earle’s suggestion, the rockabilly legend revisited her classic, raucous Sixties sound for 2012’s Unfinished Business.

Earle, who was born and raised in Nashville, recalled his first time performing with his father, when he was just 17.

“Me and my dad played a few Doc Watson songs,” he told Rolling Stone. “We’re Earles, we’re arrogant, and we always feel good about what we do, but it was intimidating. I’ll tell you, the second time we played together, I had to play with him and Guy Clark at MerleFest, in front of Doc Watson. It scared the shit out of me.”

Earle was on the road in support of Saint of Lost Causes up until the pandemic struck in March.

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Justin Bieber visits Kanye West in Wyoming as rapper avoids wife – Page Six

July 25, 2020 | 12:25pm

Justin Bieber is the latest celeb to fly out to Wyoming in a show of support for Kanye West.

The “Sorry” singer paid a visit to pal Kanye West’s ranch — aka, the YZY campus — in the landlocked state Friday, with West sharing a photo of the Biebs seated beside Damon Dash as they waxed poetic over the latest YZY innovation.

“DD & JB discussing the new spray foam wall prototypes on the YZY campus,” West tweeted.

The two artists have developed a close bond over the years, largely supported by their shared faith, as the singer, 26, previously appeared with West, 43, during his “Sunday Service” run last year. Dash has also voiced his support for West, whom wife Kim Kardashian claims is currently suffering from a bipolar episode.

“People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual themselves have to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try,” she claimed in a lengthy statement defending her husband.

Unfortunately, West is “refusing” to see his wife, dismissing her suggestion to fly to Wyoming to be with him. He also isn’t receptive to even discussing his current mental state with Kardashian, TMZ reports.

Justin Bieber arrives and meets with Kanye West on his sprawling ranch in Wyoming.

Justin Bieber arrives and meets with Kanye West on his sprawling ranch in Wyoming.

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Justin Bieber arrives and meets with Kanye West on his sprawling ranch in Wyoming

Justin Bieber arrives and meets with Kanye West on his sprawling ranch in Wyoming.

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Kanye West's West Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming.

Kanye West’s West Lake Ranch in Cody, Wyoming.

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Justin Thomas shoots 6-under 66 | Round 3 | Workday Charity Open 2020 – PGA TOUR

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Justin Thomas: Woods, Mickelson, Manning, Brady will want to ‘destroy each other’ – New York Post

Justin Thomas is one of the best golfers in the world, but on Sunday during “The Match: Champions for Charity” he will be a course reporter as his friends Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning compete against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady.

While the whole event is for a good cause — raising $10 million or more for COVID-19 relief — the smack talking should be fun to eavesdrop on and Thomas said when it is winning time the juices will flow.

“When those guys get on the back 9, when they get the last four or five holes, it is going to be competitive,” Thomas told The Post. “Especially Peyton and Tom — they want to destroy each other. Phil and Tiger, no matter what they say, they want to destroy each other. That is just the way it is.”

Thomas spent two years as a communication major at Alabama with designs on being a golf analyst, and he may have some skills.

“They are going to probably put it a little lighter than that and it is a different scenario than an AFC Championship game for Peyton and Tom or a Masters for Tiger and Phil, but, at the end of the day, they get the bragging rights and they want to have it.” Thomas said.

The spectator-less telecast from the Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Fla., will be on Sunday at 3 p.m. on TNT, TBS, TruTV and HLN. It follows NBC’s golf event last week.

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Charles Barkley and Justin Immelman will join host Brian Anderson, while Thomas will be teamed with Amanda Balionis. There will be celebrity guests, like Samuel L. Jackson.

While the Woods-Mickelson match in November 2018 was on pay-per-view, which included a B/R Live payment transaction snafu that made it free for all, this edition adds the two quarterbacking legends and is on both cable and online.

Thomas is very close with Woods, Mickelson and Brady. He knows Manning, too. He thinks the talking should be epic.

“Once you kind of get Tom going a little, he’ll keep it going,” Thomas said. “He’s somebody the more you give to him the more he will open back up toward you.

“Tiger is not exactly someone to mouth off a lot. Phil will probably talk more. But Tiger is kind of more the zinger type guy. He might not say much, but whatever he says might hurt and go a little deeper. I know Peyton the least of the four, but I know him pretty well. He’s just very witty. He is definitely going to have a lot to say and he is definitely going to remind Tom about the last couple of games [they] had against each other.”

Brady, 42, and Thomas, 27, vacation together. When Thomas hurt his wrist, Brady offered his TB12 trainer, Alex Guerrero, for rehab.

“We just have some mutual friends,” Thomas said. “We have taken a couple of golf trips together. He has spent a decent amount of time down here in Florida together.

“I don’t know if anyone even knows that he reached out to me to see his trainer in Alex and I went up to Boston and spent some time with him. We were friends before that, but that to me was really cool that he took the time and wanted to see me get better and went out of his way to make sure that that happened. We spent a lot of time jawing and golfing with each other, for sure.”

Sunday on the fifth hole the players will only use one club. On hole Nos. 8 and 16, a $25 million donation will be added if a player hits a hole-in-one. On hole Nos. 4 and 12, up to a $1 million donation could be made depending on how close the players get to the hole.

On hole Nos. 3 and 15, there will be longest drive competitions. Thomas knows the course well, as he and Woods play it often at what is essentially Woods’ home course.

And who is Thomas taking?

“I’m giving Tiger and Peyton the edge,” Thomas said. “Tiger knows that place like the back of his hand. He has to drive it well. With Phil, if he drives it well, with his iron game around the greens, I would give them advantage.

“I don’t know Peyton’s game well enough to honestly say his versus Tom’s so that could be a big factor. Tom has a lot of firepower. He might make two, three, four birdies, but he’ll probably be out of three or four holes. That is something that is good to have as a partner if he can make more birdies, but I just have to give the edge to Tiger because of how many times he’s played there.”

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Who is Justin Amash and does he have a chance in the US presidential election? – The Guardian

Michigan congressman Justin Amash late on Tuesday announced plans to jump into the 2020 presidential race. Amash, a former Republican turned Libertarian, had toyed with the idea for a while. His argument has been that he could rally voters disaffected by Donald Trump but uninterested in voting for a Democrat.

Amash, a five-term congressman, is known as a gadfly who has bucked Republican leadership and eagerly skirmished with his colleagues when he was a Republican. In July 2019 Amash, the only Republican congressman to vocally support impeaching Trump, left the Republican party.

In announcing the creation of his presidential exploratory committee, a largely ceremonial step in American politics, Amash said on Twitter: “We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president.”

Here’s what you need to know about the Libertarian presidential candidate.

Who is Amash?

Amash, 40, is a lawyer by trade who first served in the Michigan statehouse before ascending to the US Congress in 2010 during the Tea Party wave. Amash, in his first campaign, benefited from support from major Tea Party groups.

In 2019 Amash left the Republican party in protest of its seemingly immovable support for Donald Trump. He decided to join the Libertarian party and has served as one of the few members of Congress not part of the Republican or Democratic party.

Could Amash’s candidacy have an impact in the 2020 presidential election?

It’s possible. Amash, a fiscal conservative, could siphon away right-leaning voters disinclined to vote for Trump from former vice-president Joe Biden. Or his candidacy could attract small-government Republicans away from Trump to the benefit of Biden.

His chances of winning the presidency are slim. Amash is getting into the race late and no presidential candidate running on the Libertarian party has ever actually been elected president. They usually perform poorly.

What is his relationship with Trump?

Contentious. Amash has been a vocal critic of the president and the feeling is mutual. When Amash announced he was leaving the Republican party, Trump tweeted: “Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is ‘quitting’ the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!”

(Amash, at times, has been mentioned as a potential candidate for statewide office but has never actually run for Senate or governor.)

Does Amash have a chance?

It’s unclear what impact Amash will have in this election. The coronavirus pandemic has already upended some of the normal rules of presidential campaigning. Amash himself is a relative unknown compared with Trump or Biden as well.

Almost a year ago a poll for the Detroit News found that Amash would draw about 10% of the vote to him in a three-way race. Biden, the poll found, would have the plurality with Trump trailing the former vice-president by just a few percentage points.

But more recently data from Morning Consult suggested that Amash’s presence in the race would have essentially no impact at all.

What happens next?

Amash will have to move quickly to assemble a presidential campaign. That includes not just staffers but also the requisite amount of support to have any impact at all. Amash has already been in contact with the Libertarian party’s chairman.

But Amash will also have to devote a significant amount of time to ballot access, making efforts to appear on voters’ ballots as a libertarian presidential candidate alongside Trump and Biden. That’s been a persistent hurdle for third-party candidates. The Libertarian party is on the ballot of 35 states, meaning there’s room for growth in a candidate like Amash.

Still, it’s an uphill battle.

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