Def Jam To Release ‘Top Five’ Soundtrack Featuring Jay Z, Kanye, Slick Rick, LL Cool J & More

Def Jam will release the music from and inspired by Chris Rock’s latest film “Top Five” on December 9. 

The film, which was written, directed and stars Rock tells the story of comedian Andre Allen. It also stars Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric The Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, and Jay Pharoah, with cameos by many other A-listers.  ”Top Five” was produced by Jay Z and Kanye West and prominently features their track “N— In Paris.” Questlove served as the film’s Executive Music Producer and co-composer. The music in the film is awesome and features a cool mix of current and classic tunes.

TOP FIVE tracklist:
1. “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem” by DMX
2.  “When I B on tha Mic” by Rakim
3. “Doin’ It” by LL Cool J
4. “A$$-ETS” by Young Chris  feat. Rico Love
5. “Push It” by Salt-N- Pepa
6.  “It’s Murda” by Ja Rule
7.  “N— In Paris” by Kanye West & JAY Z
8. “Children’s Story” by Slick Rick
9.  “On My Block” by Scarface
10. “The Champ” by Ghostface Killah
11. “How I Got Over” by The Roots
12. “We Gonna Make It” by Jadakiss
13. “Fight The Power” by Public Enemy

“Top Five” hits theaters on December 12.

Nick Jonas Reveals His Dad’s Thoughts On The Crotch Grab Seen Round The World & His Reaction Is PRICELESS!

Umm, this is a surprising reaction!

Nick Jonas, who famously grabbed his crotch for Flaunt Magazine back in October, spoke to Giuliana Rancic about his dad’s HYSTERICAL reaction to the racy shots.

[ Video: Nick Jonas Openly Admits He's No Longer A Virgin! ]

Immediately after the 22-year-old sent the sexy pics to his parents (um, awkward much?), Nick’s dad responded with a seriously funny comeback.

Jonas’ papa joked:

“You know you get that from me, right?”

Ha, someone isn’t very modest!

The singer added:

“My dad was actually really proud of me.”

Duh, Nick! Who wouldn’t be proud of those steamy shots?!

Maybe his dad can join him on his next photo shoot! LOLz!

[Image via Flaunt Magazine.]

Obama Refuses to Close Door on Torture

This year President Barack Obama rejected two excellent opportunities to close the door on the shameful use of torture and cruelty by the United States. First, his administration has resisted attempts by Senate investigators to release a coherent version of their report on torture by the Central Intelligence Agency. Such refusals have led to speculation that they have sought to delay matters so that Republicans can block its release after they take control of the chamber in January. Second, the Obama State Department said last week that the Convention Against Torture requires it to prevent torture only in places that the U.S. “controls as a governmental authority.”

The media made much of the U.S. declaration that “torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment are forbidden in all places, at all times, with no exceptions.” But this statement of principle is not new. Starting with President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. has taken the position that torture and cruel treatment are banned. President George W. Bush departed from this principle — although even he paid lip service to the ideal.

More strikingly, the U.S. didn’t explain whether it believed that torture and cruel treatment was forbidden worldwide under domestic law or under the torture treaty. This distinction is important. The brutal tactics employed by the U.S. after 9/11 have led many observers to question its commitment to postwar human rights treaties. Both allied and hostile nations were watching to see if Obama acknowledged that the U.S. was bound by global torture standards. His answer did not reassure them.   

The goal of the torture treaty is twofold: to reiterate the absolute ban on torture and to effect the ban by requiring countries to take practical measures to prevent and punish torture, no matter where it takes place.

The Obama administration, however, has taken the position that only people within its governmental authority — for example, at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility or aboard U.S.-flagged aircraft and ships — are covered by legal restrictions against torture and cruel treatment. This stance is better than that of the previous administration, which argued that the ban simply didn’t apply to operations abroad. But it provides little comfort to those over whom the U.S. exercises control but who are technically under the authority of another country. For instance, the prisoners held at the U.S. air base in Bagram, Afghanistan, where the United States calls the shots even though it exercises only partial legal control, may be out of luck. The CIA black sites that Obama shut down? Probably not covered either.

The administration’s legal parsing is somewhat hard to accept, because under domestic law, including the 2005 Detainee Treatment Act, the U.S. is forbidden from subjecting any person under its “physical control” to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, no matter where they are. As the president’s own former top international lawyer has argued, it requires no change in law or policy to acknowledge that such conduct is forbidden under the torture treaty as well.

Perhaps Obama dithered because the treaty obliges countries to prevent torture and cruelty. In addition to ensuring that U.S. soldiers and spies don’t torture people, the U.S. is not allowed to use proxies to get around the rules. In conducting the war on terrorism, the U.S. sent people to be interrogated by security agencies notorious for their use of torture, in countries such as Egypt and Jordan. Just last week the U.S. asked Congress to exempt its operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from the 1997 law that bars funding military units suspected of “gross human rights violations” such as murder, torture and extrajudicial imprisonment.

A clean break from Bush’s legacy requires the Obama administration to renounce the country’s direct use of torture as well as its use by those whose conduct we control. The risks of equivocating are great. By not taking a firm stance, Obama leaves the door open for future presidents — as well as other countries — to claim the authority to abuse people who are held in foreign territory or to use proxies to do so.

The president has been too timid to bring the country back from the dark side. Instead, he has left the national debate in a gray area where the morality and efficacy of torture and cruelty continue to be up for discussion. As a result, he has left the world insecure about the U.S. stance, wondering whether his administration wishes to maintain some wiggle room on the universal ban against brutality.

Katy Perry To Headline The Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

This year’s halftime show will be as explosive as a million fireworks

Pepsi and NFL have announced that music icon Katy Perry will perform at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show, taking place on February 1, 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, AZ.  Katy Perry will join an esteemed list of recent halftime show performers such as Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and many more.

When the announcement was made, Pepsi released a video featuring Katy Perry, teasing what will come this Halftime Show and to also get fans excited for this amazing performance.

 

Immediately following the Super Bowl Halftime Show announcement, Pepsi aired its “There Since The First #Halftime” commercial which also featured Katy Perry’s award-winning single, “Firework.”

 

Be sure to check out this Halftime Show on February 1, 2015 on NBC.

 

-Vinesh Vora (@vineshv1206)

Demi Lovato Reveals She & Miley Cyrus Aren’t Friends Anymore! Listen To The Surprising Words HERE!

WOW! We never thought this would happen! They were both Disney darlings!

Demi Lovato revealed in an interview with Boston 103.3 AMP on Monday that she and Miley Cyrus are no longer friends!

NOOOO!

Such a surprise from her original comments defending the former Hannah Montana star against her critics in July 2014!

[ Related: Demi Lovato Nearly Caused A National Security Issue! ]

Well, Demicorn was asked by a fan on the show what their relationship was like today, and that’s when the surprising remarks occurred!

She said:

“Um…yeah… that, um… we’re, we’re like, we’re acquaintances… it’s life, and people change, and, you know, I don’t have anything in common with her anymore, and I wish her all the best.”

OH MAN! Who’d have thought these two would be the next celebrity friends who’ve fallen out!

Though, we gotta say, Dem-Dem has been on the straight and narrow, whereas Mileybird has been known for her partying ways…

So many it’s just a matter of Demi trying to stay clean and Miley not being a great influence!

Ch-ch-check out the interview (below)!!!

[Image via WENN.]

The Hottest Geniuses in Film

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-Megan Meadows

The biopic is alive and well this fall movie season, and luckily the latest offerings are much better than Lifetime’s Aaliyah movie. In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the British mathematician who helped cracked Nazi code during World War II, while fellow English dreamboat Eddie Redmayne tackles the early life of cosmologist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Typically you’ll see one of these attractive actors on the red carpet and think, “Marry me.” But when you see them portraying a brilliant mind on the big screen you’re suddenly like, “Marry me, and have my babies while taking care of my taxes until death do us part!”

These actors aren’t necessarily geniuses in real life, but they play them on the big screen and we’re totally OK with drooling over that. From biographical portrayals of some of the world’s finest minds, to brains that could have only been crafted by Hollywood, we’ve got your hottest geniuses right here. See Bradley Cooper, Matt Damon, and more stars who heat things up while playing smarties on the big screen.

Redmayne reveals how fellow movie genius Cumberbatch influenced his portrayal of Hawking, below.

[Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company]

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