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Frank Ocean Reveals He's Working On Second Album

March 26th, 2014 4:01pm EDT
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Frank Ocean is hard at work on the follow-up album to the award-winning Channel Orange.

Ocean posted a photo of himself working in a studio to his official Tumblr page. The photographer, Nabil, later shared the same photo on Instagram with the caption, "Frank in the lab.. Making sophomore album game."

Ocean's debut album came out almost two years ago. At the time, the album's canceled album notes captured more headlines than the music did. Ocean infamously revealed he was bisexual in the notes, which were instead published online.

Once the firestorm around his sexuality died down, Ocea...
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Chipotle bosses officially drop lawsuit against Frank Ocean

March 20th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Bosses at fast food chain Chipotle have officially dropped their breach of contract lawsuit against R&B star Frank Ocean.

The Pyramids singer allegedly backed out of a $425,000 (GBP265,600) deal to sing the theme to an ad for the chain, and when bosses filed suit for the return of their advance, Ocean took to his Tumblr.com account to post a photo of a cheque for $212,500 (GBP132,800), adding the words "F**K OFF" in the memo section.

A spokesperson for Chipotle has now confirmed to Rolling Stone that Ocean has paid up and bosses have agreed to drop the lawsuit. The cheque received was not...
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Frank Ocean sends Chipotle bosses cheque to end legal spat

March 10th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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R&B star Frank Ocean has attempted to end his contract dispute with bosses at fast food chain Chipotle by sending them a naughty cheque.

Chipotle officials sued the singer after he allegedly backed out of a $425,000 (GBP265,600) deal to sing the theme to an ad.

They claimed they had already paid a $212,500 (GBP132,800) advance.

On Monday (10Mar14), Ocean took to his Tumblr.com account and posted the photo of a cheque for that exact amount, adding in the memo section: "F**K OFF".

Chipotle bosses turned to Fiona Apple when it became clear Ocean would not take part in their ad.
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Frank Ocean's cousin was protecting him?

December 10th, 2013 6:20pm EST
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Frank Ocean's cousin has insisted he only attacked Chris Brown in self-defense.
The 'Pyramids' hitmaker's relative, Sha'Keir Duarte, who is suing the 'Fine China' singer for $3 million after claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into an heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January, has confirmed he used force against Chris and his entourage but only did it to protect himself and Frank.
In new legal documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, Duarte said he used reasonable and necessary force becau...
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Chris Brown sued for $3 million

December 4th, 2013 1:20am EST
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Frank Ocean's cousin is suing Chris Brown for more than $3 million.
The 'Pyramids' hitmaker's relative, Sha'Keir Duarte, who filed a lawsuit in August against the 'Fine China' singer claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into an heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January, says he suffered a huge amount of physical and emotional pain as a result of the confrontation.
Sha'Keir has submitted an itemized list of what he is seeking damages for in new court documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, ...
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Chris Brown wants to move to Malibu

November 15th, 2013 6:20am EST
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Chris Brown is planning to move to Malibu.
The 24-year-old star has put his $1.5 million Hollywood Hills mansion on the market and has put an offer on a plush beachside property because he's had enough of his grumpy neighbors.
A source told TMZ: "Chris wrote an offer on a house in Malibu in an exclusive, gated community where a bunch of other high-profile celebrities live."
The 'Fine China' hitmaker decided to up and leave his stunning Hollywood home after other residents complained to the city officials earlier this year for decorating his house with graffiti.
However, Chris had better be ...
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Chris Brown leaves rehab

November 14th, 2013 6:40pm EST
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Chris Brown has left rehab.
The 24-year-old star is no longer staying at a treatment facility in Malibu, California, where he was seeking help in order to "gain focus and insight" into his previous behavior to enable him to pursue his life and career from a "healthier vantage point".
The singer's representative told E! News: "Chris is continuing his rehab program as an outpatient and is also completing his community service in the Los Angeles area. He appreciates all of your encouragement and support."
The 'Forever' hitmaker was receiving lots of psychological counselling in rehab after ack...
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Chris Brown is counter-suing

November 7th, 2013 3:20pm EST
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Chris Brown is counter-suing Frank Ocean's cousin.
The 'Pyramids' hitmaker's relative, Sha'Keir Duarte, filed a lawsuit in August against the 'Fine China' singer - who is currently seeking treatment in a Malibu rehab facility to learn to cope with his anger management issues - claiming Chris' bodyguard violently beat him up when the two singers and their entourages got into an heated confrontation outside Westlake Recording Studio in Los Angeles in January.
But Chris has now fired back and claimed in new court documents that Duarte provoked the fight by threatening to kill him, according to...
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Chris Brown arrested for felony assault

October 27th, 2013 11:20am EDT
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Chris Brown was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man this morning (10.27.13).
The 'Fine China' singer was picked up by police in Washington, DC, at around 4.30am this morning after getting into an altercation with an unnamed male outside the W Hotel, according to TMZ.
The 24-year-old star has been charged with felony assault and is still in custody at a local police station, and his alleged victim is still in hospital undergoing treatment.
According to the report, Chris was arguing with the man outside the hotel in the early hours of this morning and things quickly turned physical as the...
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Frank Ocean's Cousin Sues Chris Brown Over Parking Space Brawl

August 14th, 2013 8:37am EDT
Chris Brown
Frank Ocean's cousin is suing Chris Brown, accusing the star's bodyguard of beating him up during a fight between the two singers earlier this year.

Police were called to the scene after the stars and their entourages got into an altercation over a parking spot outside the Westlake Studio in West Hollywood in January.

Ocean filed a battery report against Brown but later dropped it. However, his cousing Sha' Keir Duarte has filed a lawsuit agains Brown for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conspiracy to commit battery, claiming Brown encouraged his bodyguar...
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Chris Brown sued by Frank Ocean's cousin over parking space brawl

August 13th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Chris Brown
Embattled singer Chris Brown has been hit with a lawsuit by Frank Ocean's cousin, accusing the R&B star's bodyguard of viciously beating him during an altercation between the two singers earlier this year (13).

The two stars and their entourages reportedly clashed over a parking space outside the Westlake Studio in West Hollywood, and police were called to the scene. Ocean filed a battery report against Brown but later decided against pressing charges.

However, his relative Sha' Keir Duarte has now decided to sue the Kiss Kiss hitmaker for assault, battery, intentional infliction of emot...
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Frank Ocean Takes Aim At Chris Brown In New Song Lyrics

July 28th, 2013 12:22pm EDT
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R&B star Frank Ocean has reignited his feud with Chris Brown after taking shots at his chart rival in the lyrics to a new song.

The Sweet Life hitmaker shared the words for a remix to rap trio Migos' Versace track on his Tumblr.com blog this week, and in the post, he takes aim at Brown by referencing an incident at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, when the Kiss Kiss star refused to join in the standing ovation as Ocean beat him to claim the Best Urban Contemporary Award.

The line in question reads: "You could stay seated I'm taking that Grammy, your music is sloppy".

The two musician...
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Weekly Celebrity Twitter Roundup : Frank Ocean & Chris Brown Still Feuding, Notes To The Rock & More!

July 27th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Chris Brown, Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean and Chris Brown to continue their feud, which started after Brown made a comment about Ocean after leaving a club in Cannes.

The beef between @ChrisBrown & Frank Ocean not ending any time soon. Read lyrics to Frank's new song: http://t.co/xEvYfxSMuJ

— On Air/Ryan Seacrest (@OnAirWithRyan) July 26, 2013

The Rock gets a notice from the police - but not the kind you'd expect.

Got this note from a cop I've never met. Means a great deal to me Jon. Be safe out there & thank you for all you do. pic.twitter.com/iSkWXByDwN

— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 26, 2013

Seth Ro...
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Frank Ocean Scraps Australian Tour After Vocal Cord Tear

July 26th, 2013 12:17pm EDT
Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean has canceled the remaining dates of his tour Down Under after suffering a tear to one of his vocal cords.

On Thursday night, the R&B singer launched his series of shows in Melbourne, however he battled throat problems throughout his first performance, and sought medical help as soon as he stepped off stage.

The 25 year-old singer was diagnosed with a vocal cord tear and he has axed the rest of his Australian tour, including planned performances in Sydney and at the Splendour in the Grass music festival.

A statement from concert promoters Live Nation reads, "(We) regret to a...
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Chris Brown's representative slams Canadian concert sponsors

July 15th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Chris Brown's representative has criticised the sponsors of a Canadian concert who pulled out of the event after discovering the controversial singer is among the performers.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker is scheduled to headline the Energy Rush concert in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 31 August (13), but bosses at telecommunications firm Rogers Communications, one of several sponsors of the show, decided to axe their support for the gig after learning of Brown's inclusion on the bill.

A spokesperson for the company told E! News, "Rogers has been a sponsor of the Energy Rush concert series for the las...
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Frank Ocean scraps Egypt travel plans amid civil unrest

July 9th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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R&B star Frank Ocean has been forced to postpone plans to travel to Egypt as a result of the ongoing civil unrest which led to the removal of President Mohamed Morsi last week (ends05Jul13).

The singer, who is currently in the middle of a world tour, had hoped to make a stop in Cairo during his time off, but he has had to reconsider the trip as violent protests continue to rock the city.

Instead, Ocean is contemplating heading to South Africa to pay his respects to ailing former leader and civil rights icon Nelson Mandela, who remains in a critical condition in a Pretoria hospital as a re...
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Beck And Frank Ocean Lead 2013 O Music Awards Nominations

May 16th, 2013 7:37pm EDT
Beck
Beck and Frank Ocean have been tipped for success at the 2013 O Music Awards after landing two nominations each.

Four-time platinum artist Beck earned an Analog Genius Award nomination and a mention for Best Interactive Music Video thanks to his collaboration with Chris Milk, Sound and Vision.

The Digital Genius Award will be a competition between South Korean rapper Psy, Yoko Ono, will.i.am, Trent Reznor and Pussy Riot, and the Fan Army prize will be a tight race between the loyal followers chasing after the likes of Justin Bieber, Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato and Sele...
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Adam Lambert honoured with top GLAAD award

May 13th, 2013 12:53pm EDT
Adam Lambert
Singer Adam Lambert was the toast of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards in San Francisco, California on Saturday (11May13) after scooping two honours.

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Brown handed Lambert this year's (13) top prize, the Davidson/Valentini Award, which is presented to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media professional who promotes equality for the LGBT community.

The ex-American Idol contestant opened up about his experience of being a gay public figure during his acceptance speech, telling the crowd, "One person think...
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TIME 100 Gala Red Carpet Pics - Christina Aguilera, Claire Danes, Frank Ocean & More!

April 24th, 2013 9:21am EDT
Christina Aguilera
Earlier this week TIME magazine released its "TIME 100," a list of the of the 100 most influential people in the world. The 2013 list includes many Hollywood A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") and Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln").

Several of music's hottest stars are also part of the prestigious TIME 100, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera and Frank Ocean.

New York City was swarming with celebrities who attended the TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center on Tuesday. Barbara Walters, Claire Danes and Pad...
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TIME Releases '100 Most Influential People' List With Jay-Z & Jennifer Lawrence On Two Of Seven Covers

April 18th, 2013 8:00pm EDT
Jay-Z covers Time magazine
100, a list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue features seven different covers for the first time ever, including two showcasing entertainers: hip-hop artist Jay-Z and actress Jennifer Lawrence.

Editors selected guest contributors to write about the honorees. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said of the hip-hop star: "He's never forgotten his roots—'Empire State of Mind' was a love song to our city—and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood.

Bloomberg added, "In nearly every...
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OUT Magazine's Annual List Of Influential Gay Personalities Includes Frank Ocean, Ellen DeGeneres

April 11th, 2013 8:44pm EDT
Frank Ocean
This year's OUT Power list is... well, out. For those who don't know, OUT is the most popular and prolific magazine about Gay fashion, society and culture. Every year, OUT ranks the most powerful gay individuals in America and does a quick blurb about them and their achievements.

Of course, there are individuals that we all know from television and Hollywood, like Ellen Degeneres or Anderson Cooper, but other men and women of note are Tim Cook (Apple CEO), Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and motivational speaker Suze Orman. 

Other individuals who have made the top fifty list:

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Frank Ocean Sued For Copyright Infringement

March 9th, 2013 11:30am EST
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A songwriter is suing Frank Ocean over his track "Lost." Micah Otano claims he collaborated with producer Malay to write "Daylight," but never received credit for his work when it was allegedly renamed and included on the Grammy winner's debut studio album, "Channel Orange."

According to AllHipHop.com, on Wednesday, Otano filed a copyright lawsuit at the U.S. District Court in California, seeking undisclosed damages and back royalties,

Ocean has yet to comment on the lawsuit.

Ocean recently won International Male Solo Artist at the BRIT Awards. He also won a Grammy for urban contemporary...
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BRIT Awards Winners & Fashion: Emeli Sande, Jessie J, Taylor Swift & More!

February 21st, 2013 8:37am EST
Taylor Swift
London was popping on Wednesday night as singers turned out for the annual BRIT Awards. Rock group Muse kicked off the show with a pyrotechnic-packed performance of their anthem "Supremacy."

Scottish singer Emeli Sande scooped up two prizes: "British Female Solo Artist" and "British Album" for "Our Version Of Events." The singer told the crowd after accepting her first trophy from presenter Taylor Swift: "Wow this feels amazing. This is incredible." She later called herself "a very unlikely pop star."

Singer-songwriter Ben Howard also won two awards: "British Breakthrough Act" and "Britis...
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Frank Ocean Wins Over Chris Brown At Grammys

February 11th, 2013 11:07am EST
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Frank Ocean many have had the last laugh over Chris Brown when he won the Grammy for urban contemporary album for his critically acclaimed Channel Orange.

Viewers of the telecast spotted Brown not joining in the celebration, however - while he was sitting and clapping for Ocean's victory, the rest of the audience was giving him a standing ovation. Check out the video below.

Ocean and Brown brawled back in January over a parking space (only in L.A.), which resulted in a police investigation. Ocean was listed as the "victim" in the report, as he stayed behind to talk to the cops while Brown...
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Official Report: Frank Ocean Threatened By Chris Brown, Called Gay Slur

February 6th, 2013 1:07pm EST
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In the official incident report filed by L.A. police, Frank Ocean claims he was threatened by Chris Brown and called a gay slur.

The documentation was written on the information Ocean gave to police when they arrived following a brawl over a parking space between his and Chris Brown's posse.

Ocean told cops Brown said "We can bust on you too," a slang for shooting. He also claimed he was punched by Brown, and the rapper's group then entered the fray. At some point Ocean was called a "faggot," although he could not positively identify who said it.

Frank Ocean has since said he has no plan...
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Frank Ocean To Drop Charges Against Chris Brown

February 3rd, 2013 9:07pm EST
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Frank Ocean is planning to drop assault charges against fellow R&B singer Chris Brown following their altercation in Los Angeles last week. 

The two stars and their entourages reportedly clashed over a parking space outside the Westlake Studio in West Hollywood, and police were called to the scene. 

Ocean later took to his Twitter.com page to complain about the incident, claiming that he was "jumped" by Brown and left with a hand injury. 

He wrote, "Got jumped by Chris and a couple guys. Lol (laugh out loud)... Cut my finger now I can't play with two hands at the Grammys." 

Ocean named ...
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Chris Brown's Hand Is In A Cast Following Fight With Frank Ocean

January 30th, 2013 10:07am EST
Chris Brown
After getting into an altercation with fellow R&B star Frank Ocean over the weekend, Chris Brown has made his first public appearance.

The singer was photographed leaving his house on Tuesday with a cast covering his right hand and knuckles.

Brown and Ocean fought over a parking space outside Westlake Recording Studio in West Hollywood, Calif., on Sunday night. Ocean was hospitalized with minor injuries to his hand, and now it appears that Brown was also wounded in the altercation.

Brown has since been named as a suspect in a battery report, but, according to TMZ.com, his lawyer Mark Ger...
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Frank Ocean Wants Charges Filed Against Chris Brown Over Brawl

January 29th, 2013 8:41am EST
Frank Ocean & Chris Brown
Singer Frank Ocean wants to press charges against Chris Brown after they fought over a parking space at the Westlake recording studio in West Hollywood on Sunday.

Following the incident, Ocean tweeted that he "got jumped by chris and a couple guys."

Ocean sustained a cut to his finger in the incident and initially declined to press charges; however, on Monday Los Angeles County Sheriff officials insisted on investigating the incident. Now it appears Ocean has changed his mind and wants Brown prosecuted for the fight.

Police spokesman Steve Whitmore told the Los Angeles Times newspaper, "...
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Chris Brown And Frank Ocean Brawl In L.A.

January 28th, 2013 1:03pm EST
Frank Ocean and Chris Brown
Musicians Chris Brown and Frank Ocean got into an all-out brawl Sunday night at an L.A. recording studio over a parking space.

According to sources who spoke to TMZ, Ocean blocked in Brown's car in the parking lot and declared "This is my studio, this is my parking spot." That's when Brown reached to shake Ocean's hand, before their two posses rushed in and began fighting.

Police arrived on the scene to find only Ocean's side in the parking lot; Brown had already fled the scene. Ocean is currently listed as the "victim" in the police report because he stuck around to speak with authoritie...
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Frank Ocean Tweets About Pot Bust

January 6th, 2013 6:07pm EST
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Singer Frank Ocean has made light of his recent run in with the law for marijuana possession in several posts on Twitter.com. 

The star was pulled over for speeding on New Year's Eve in California and officers searched the black BMW after reportedly smelling pot. 

The cops found a small bag of the drug and the star was reportedly cited for marijuana possession, having tinted windows, and driving on a suspended license. 

The star has now addressed his legal woes in a mocking message on the social network site, writing, "hi guys, i smoke pot. ok guys, bye. hi guys, i drive a m3. that b**ch...
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