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Bob Dylan Paintings Draw Skepticism Over Source Material
Bob Dylan's painting exhibit "The Asia Series" is receiving plenty of criticism over the singer/songwriter's original source material. The exhibit, featured at the Gagosian Gallery in Manhattan's Upper East Side, depicts a "visual journal" of Dylan's journeys through Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea with "firsthand depictions of people, street scenes, architecture and landscape." However, observers have pointed out that many of Dylan's paintings actually resemble photographs by well-known photographers including Henri Cartier-Bresson and Léon Busy. ( New York Times, Rolling Stone)
Chris Brown Gets Foul, Licks Fan's Knee
While performing live in Detroit recently, Chris Brown brought a female fan on stage and proceeded to lick her face and suck her knee while pantomiming sex. Watch below. ( World Star Hip Hop via Gawker)
Mick Jagger Eyes Big Screen for Thriller 'Tabloid'
Mick Jagger is looking to appear in a movie theater near you with "Tabloid." Also producing the film with Victoria Pearman under his Jagged Films banner, the Rolling Stones frontman is seeking the role of a global media mogul with dubious morality. The script is being penned by Josh Olson, most notably from "A History of Violence." (Deadline)
Stalley Shares Details on Maybach Music Group Signing
A day after jumping on G-Side's track, "Getting' It," Stalley spills details on signing with Maybach Music Group. "I just got a call from [Rick] Ross one day randomly and he told me that he wanted to basically have me come down and chop it up with him. See how they operate," he told XXL. Stalley will reissue his album, "Lincoln Way Nights," on Nov. 1. (XXL)
Feist Streams Upcoming Album Via Widget
Canadian songstress Feist makes her return since 2007's "The Reminder" with her new record "Metals," and now fans can hear the album in full before its Oct. 4 release date. Offering an exclusive stream through an online widget (below), the "1234" singer is giving fans a musical preview as well as a note written by Feist herself. (Consequence of Sound)
(Reporting by Jillian Mapes, Erika Ramirez, RJ Cubarrubia and Michael Depland)