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‘Ferrari’s Ass Is Mine’ Shelby Cobra Once Owned By Paul Walker Up For Sale

A Shelby Cobra is a Shelby Cobra is a Shelby Cobra—except when it isn’t. Shelby managed to complete just over 1,000 original Cobras between 1961 and 1968; add another zero and triple, maybe quadruple, that to account for all the Cobra replicas shaking windows and terrorizing tire shops around the world. Carroll Shelby’s drawn-out fight with RepliCobra peddlers was perhaps his toughest and highest-profile battle since he brought the fight to Ferrari at Le Mans back in the mid-1960s. Finally, after numerous lawsuits and chest-high columns of cease-and-desist letters, Shelby acquiesced and reached an agreement with a dossier of manufacturers including Superformance, Factory 5, Kirkham Motorsports, and even AC Cars, who held the rights to the AC Ace and AC Cobra shape to begin...

The Stellantis Era Dawns: FCA Is Dead, Brands Like Chrysler May Not Survive

There will be repercussions. Stellantis will start life with seven FCA brands and another four from PSA. That seems unmanageable. Every merger creates duplication and results in the death of products, brands, positions, plants, and plans. PSA Group CEO Carlos Tavares, who becomes CEO of Stellantis, has a history of turning brands and companies around with tough cost targets and the discipline to axe where necessary. See all 5 photos Fate of FCA Brands On the FCA side, Jeep and Ram are the profitable powerhouses and, quite frankly, the reason the automaker was an attractive dance partner in the first place. Jeep will only grow in stature with a greater international presence. Ram will remain mostly centered on the North American market but could increase its market reach, especially with co...

Kanye West’s YEEZY Brand Suing Summer Intern For Breaking NDA Contract

Source: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com / WENN YEEZY, Kanye West’s apparel brand, is reportedly suing a summer intern for violating the terms of a nondisclosure agreement. The company filed a complaint against the intern on Friday (Jan. 15) in hopes of enacting a $500,000 liquidated damages clause. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news of the complaint, which was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court by YEEZY officials. Ryan Inwards worked as an intern for the brand and uploaded images of the wares that violated the NDA. As THR added in their reporting, the $500,000 clause was put in place to hamper any attempts at leaks or sharing images of YEEZY’s intellectual property. It appears that the images Inwards leaked were still available online as of this weekend, although an Insta...

Aaliyah’s Estate Updates Fans on Bringing Late Singer’s Music to Streaming Services

While her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, is widely available on major streaming services, the singer’s estate has held back the majority of her remaining catalog, which includes her 1996 follow-up, One in a Million, and her 2001 self-titled album. “In the meantime, however, we are working diligently to protect what is in our control — Aaliyah’s brand, legacy, and intellectual property,” the estate continued. “In doing so, we will continue to release unique and exciting projects to keep Aaliyah’s legacy and light shining. While we understand this may be challenging, we need the support of the fans Aaliyah loved so dearly, until we can resolve all the issues in freeing her music. Undoubtedly, we understand how frust...

Selena Gomez Slams Big Tech Following U.S. Capitol Siege: ‘Enough Is Enough’

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Gomez said she’s frustrated by what she views as the companies’ lackluster response and that they have to “stop doing the bare minimum.” “It isn’t about me versus you, one political party versus another. This is about truth versus lies and Facebook, Instagram and big tech companies have to stop allowing lies to just flow and pretend to be the truth,” Gomez said in a phone interview from New York. “Facebook continues to allow dangerous lies about vaccines and COVID and the U.S. election, and neo-Nazi groups are selling racist products via Instagram. “Enough is enough,” she said. Facebook and Twitter representatives declined to comment. Google didn’t respond to an AP request for comment. Gomez is among a growing number of celebrities using...

Tina Knowles-Lawson Compares Blue Ivy to a Young Solange in Adorable Dance Class Video

In the cute clip, Beyonce and Jay-Z‘s oldest child, who celebrated her birthday on Jan. 7, is seen busting a move alongside fellow pint-sized dancers to a version of Ciara‘s 2010 song “Gimmie Dat.” In 2019, at age 7, Blue Ivy officially earned her first Billboard Hot 100-charting hit after being featured on Beyonce, Saint Jhn and Wizkid’s “Brown Skin Girl.” The track, which appears on Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Gift album, debuted at No. 76 on the Hot 100. Blue Ivy also became one of the youngest Grammy nominees in history after recently being added to the nominees for best music video for her mother’s “Brown Skin Girl.” Check out Knowles-Lawson’s video of Blue Ivy here. You Deserve to Make Money Even When you are looking for Dates Online. So we r...

Chris Murphy, Longtime Manager of INXS, Dies at 66

“CM celebrated an illustrious career over 40 years and made an incredible impact on the global music and entertainment industry,” the statement continued. “Best known for taking his ‘band of brothers’ INXS to worldwide stardom, CM Murphy influenced the lives of many around the globe with his endless passion and drive. He will be greatly missed.” Led by the late Michael Hutchence, INXS was one of the most successful groups to emerge from Australia in the late 1970s and sold approximately 70 million records worldwide during their career. The surviving band members wrote in a tribute to Murphy, “Without Chris’s vision, passion and hard work, the INXS story would be totally different. Chris’s star burned very bright and we celebrate a life well lived and send all ...

Barcelona Nightclub Study Shows Brighter Future for Live Events In 2021

A concert-related medical study conducted in Spain has shown promising results for the future of live events. Conducted by the Fight AIDS and Infectious Diseases Foundation, the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, and the Primavera Sound festival, the study demonstrated the potential to hamper the spread of COVID-19 in close quarters through mandatory mask wearing and coordinated testing. At Barcelona’s Sala Apolo nightclub, 463 individuals between the ages of 18-59 attended a concert, where they were each provided an N95 mask upon entry. All participants ultimately tested negative for the virus immediately prior to attending. While attendees wore masks inside the venue, social distancing was not enforced, allowing the guests to dance and move about freely.  Eigh...

Goldenvoice in Talks to Develop Mass Vaccination Site in Coachella Valley

As California’s Riverside Country struggles to mitigate the region’s surge in COVID-19 infections, Goldenvoice has stepped up to offer some assistance.  According to Palm Springs ABC affiliate station KESQ, Goldenvoice—the event promoter behind Coachella and Stagecoach—has offered to help create a mass vaccination site in the heart of Coachella Valley. The Department of Public Health in Riverside County currently has 22,000 vaccine doses on-hand to distribute.  Talks between the state and Goldenvoice are ongoing. Given the company’s infrastructure and organizational expertise, Supervisor Manuel Perez suggested that Goldenvoice would be an ideal partner. “With the concerts and all the logistics in planning it that tak...

Diplo, Tiësto, Meduza Top 1001Tracklists’ Most Supported Dance Tracks of 2020

1001Tracklists‘ 2021 “A State of Dance Music” report showed that despite a year of limited show opportunities—and even fewer in-person festivals—the dance music scene remained resilient.  The annual report shared arguably the most impressive statistic right out the gate. “In 2020, there were more sets and mixes added to 1001Tracklists than ever before, up a remarkable 30% from last year,” the report states. Of the total 53,000 sets added, 11,000 were live shows. The statistic validates the meteoric rise to prominence of the livestream event concept, an adaptation that kept artists connected with fans throughout the year. That narrative is certainly reflected in the report’s top tracklists of the year, which includes several livestreamed se...

Bow Wow Fans Get Mocked on Twitter for Attending Unsafe Concert in Houston

Bow Wow and his fans are getting absolutely roasted on Twitter after footage leaked of the rapper performing for a large, mostly unmasked crowd at Houston’s Cle’ Club Friday night. The event was part of a larger celebration for club promoter Larry Morrow’s birthday, which also featured a performance from Meek Mill and promises sets from Fabolous and Trey Songz, among others, throughout the weekend. Though the event itself should be criticized for not following COVID-19 protocol while the virus continues to wreak havoc — especially in Houston, which saw 24,000 new cases on Friday alone — the Internet is taking aim at Bow Wow followers for risking their lives to see him perform. Actor Zach Braff even got in on the action, tweeting “I thought about it and have decided I’m not willing to die f...

The War on Drugs Perform ‘Arms Like Boulders’ on Colbert Using Only Guitars and Mandolin

The War on Drugs remotely joined The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday night in honor of their recently-released live album, LIVE DRUGS. The band made an interesting song selection, going with “Arms Like Boulders” (the opening track off its 2008 debut album Wagonwheel Blues), which isn’t featured on the new album; however, the performance encapsulates the ethos of the 10-song collection and sees the six-piece configuring the track in a way we haven’t heard before: using nothing more than five guitars and one mandolin to help guide Adam Granduciel’s gritty voice. “​As a bandleader, I always want to know where a song can go,​” Granduciel said in a statement about LIVE DRUGS ahead of its release. “​Even though we’ve recorded it, mastered it, put it out, and b...