Mira el mural de Chester Bennington que detiene el tráfico en Los Ángeles

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El fallecido cantante recibió otro conmovedor tributo.

Un mural de seis metros de alto de Chester Bennington, quien murió el mes pasado a los 41 años, ha sido pintado en la parte trasera de un restaurant de pizzas con temática rockera llamado Rock’n Pies. La pieza de arte es visibles desde la autopista 101 en Los Ángeles, y los conductores no se cansan de verla.

“Había estado viendo esa gran pared blanca desde la 101 y pensé que podría usarse para algo bueno”, le dijo el artista Jonas Never a Variety. “Cuando escuché que Chester había muerto, pensé inmediatamente en esa pared porque sabía que varios de los miembros de la banda vivieron en el Valle. Simplemente le envié un mensaje de texto a Jim y me ofrecí a hacerlo gratis porque era lo correcto”.

“Estaba dejando la cocina anoche a las 11:30, y me recibieron las luces de los flashes, gente tomando fotos”, dijo Jim Conner, el dueño del local. “Cuando Jonas estaba trabajando en eso, todos los autos en la 101 estaban tocando la bocina y aplaudiéndole. Fue muy genial. Ahora hay algo que ver mientras estás atascado en el tráfico”.

El mural muestra a Chester sin camisa y con una gran sonrisa.

“Me topé con esta foto publicitaria de él, sonriendo, muy reconocible, con todos sus tatuajes visibles”, dijo Never. “Pensé que sería mejor que tenerlo ahí arriba gritando”.

Fotos del mural y de Never trabajando fueron publicadas en el Instagram del restaurante.

“Nos sentimos honrados de tener un tributo tan maravilloso a Chester en la pared de nuestro edificio, y estamos abrumados por la respuesta de los fans de la comunidad local y de todo el mundo”, decía un post. “Gracias de nuevo @never1959, @_kryst_ y @mr_kub. Gracias @kroq por reconocer esta increíble pieza de arte. Y gracias a ti, Chester, por todo el arte que produjiste durante años”.

This article was originally published by: E! Online Latino

Justin Bieber Shares Heartfelt Message About Canceled Tour: ‘I Want to Be Sustainable’

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Justin Bieber is offering clarity into his decision to cancel his Purpose tour.

The 23-year-old singer took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a heartfelt message about his past decisions and future hopes, explaining that he needed to take time off in order to be “sustainable.”

“I’m so grateful for this journey with all of you.. I’m grateful for the tours but most of all I am grateful I get to go through this life WITH YOU.!” Bieber began his message. “I have let my insecurities get the best of me at times, I let my broken relationships dictate the way I acted toward people and the way I treated them! I let bitterness, jealousy and fear run my life.!!!”

“I’m VERY aware I’m never gonna be perfect, and I’m gonna keep making mistakes but what I’m not going to do is let my past dictate my future.. What I’m not gonna do is be ashamed of my mistakes,” he continued. “I wanna be a man that learns from them and grows from them.!! I want you all to know this tour has been unbelievable and has taught me so much about myself.. I am reminded of how blessed I am to have a voice in this world. I’ve learned the more you appreciate your calling the more you want to protect your calling.”

J.Biebs went on to state that ending his tour early is allowing him to take the time to work on himself an an artist, man and future husband and father.

“Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be SUSTAINABLE.. I want my career to be sustainable, but I also want my mind heart and soul to be sustainable. So that I can be the man I want to be, the husband I eventually want to be and the father I want to be,” he wrote. “This message is just an opportunity for you to know my heart, I’m not expecting anyone to understand, but I do want people to have an opportunity to know where I am coming from!”

Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, took to Instagram last week to assure fans that the singer will return to the stage after his canceled tour, but that he needed to take time off to focus on his “soul and well-being.”

This article was originally published by: ET

Demi Lovato Dances Through The Night In Jax Jones’ “Instruction” Video

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Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don are carnival queens in the just-released video for their Jax Jones collaboration, “Instruction.” After throwing a massive house party in the video for her single “Sorry Not Sorry,” the pop star takes it to the streets to deliver serious choreography alongside backup dancers. After warming up with a live band (led by Jax) in the afternoon, Demi stars in a midnight performance at a colorful festival. The trio gets together as the night goes on and command the dancers to follow their lead over the high-energy production.

Directed by Ozzie Pullin and shot in LA, here’s what Jax had to say about the new single: “Nothing says summer to me more than Notting Hill Carnival. That was the mental image I used throughout the making of this song. I took the idea to my good friend MNEK and the song came together really quickly. The DJ is the controller of the dance floor and lyrically, I wanted to reflect that; hence why we’re giving instructions!” It’s pretty clear that their main demand is that listeners dance through the night, and with such a hot track it’s easy to comply. Watch the sexy video up and check out one of Demi’s sexy selfies below.

This article was originally published by: Idolator 

10 Musicians Who Have Held Stake in Sports Teams

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Beyoncé may be looking to buy a stake in her hometown’s Houston Rockets basketball team, according to a Bloomberg report, and she would hardly be the first musician to dip her toes in sports ownership.

The trend stretches back to 2004, beginning with rappers like Nelly and Bey’s own husband, JAY-Z, who formerly held a stake in the Brooklyn Nets. And it’s more than a hop on the bandwagon, with many artists ponying up six figures or more for even a measly percentage of team ownership.

We run down 10 of the biggest music-star sports owners below:

Usher

According to a 2005 press release, the “Yeah!” rapper born Usher Raymond IV is part of an investor group led by Dan Gilbert, chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, that owns the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s maintained an involved presence in the team ever since, even launching a string of tweets in 2014 to beg LeBron James to return to the team (it worked). You can imagine he was pretty happy to see the Cavs win the NBA Finals in 2016, judging by a video of the artist celebrating with players Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson.

Justin Timberlake

Don’t anyone dare call Justin Timberlake a bandwagoner. It’s a lesson one fan learned back in 2014, when questioning the “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” singer’s loyalty to the Memphis Grizzlies. As Timberlake was quick to point out, he’s not only from Memphis, but he’s also a minority owner of the team. The Grizzlies even enlisted Timberlake’s help last summer to create a promotional film to convince point guard Mike Conley to re-sign with the team.

JAY-Z

Should Beyoncé end up with stake in the Houston Rockets, it won’t be the first time the Carter family has been NBA owners. JAY-Z once held stake in his hometown’s Brooklyn Nets — that is, until the rapper launched his own sports agency, Roc Nation Sports, in 2013. According to Forbes, Jay once held up to 1.5 percent of the $530 million team, though by the time he sold his share, it made up less than 1 percent of the total, still an estimated value of about $350,000.ç

Jennifer Lopez

Shortly before J.Lo and Marc Anthony’s breakup, the Miami couple purchased a share of the NFL’s Dolphins. Despite the fact that the Dolphins haven’t made the Super Bowl since 1985, the couple haven’t been the only Hollywood stars to snag a piece of the team: Gloria and Emilio Estefan became minority owners in 2009, the same year Fergie was approved as a part owner.

Jon Bon Jovi

Jon Bon Jovi became a majority owner in the Philadelphia Soul, an AFL expansion team, in 2004. And his investment paid off: The team won the ArenaBowl in New Orleans in 2008. But Bon Jovi left the team that year, and he just may have been their lucky charm. The Soul lost their next two appearances in 2012 and 2013, though they made a comeback with a second ArenaBowl win in 2016.

Nick Lachey

After an unsuccessful bid to become partial owner of his hometown Cincinnati Reds, 98 Degrees singer and reality star Nick Lachey took a second shot at sports ownership with the Tacoma Rainiers, the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. He ended up buying one-third of the team in 2006.

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley

Among all the celeb sports team owners on this list, that of Kiss band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley is perhaps the most… personal. The duo were among the owners of the AFL’s LA Kiss, which not only makes use of the band’s name, but also its iconic logo. The Kiss ceased operations in 2016, but not without leaving their mark as possibly the only rock ‘n’ roll football players in history.

Nelly

Soon after JAY-Z’s purchase of stake in the Nets, Nelly joined the rapper-turned-NBA-owner trend himself, becoming a part-owner of the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004. But the Nellyville rapper’s stake in the game ended in 2010, when Michael Jordan became the new owner of the NBA expansion team, now called the Hornets.

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

The Hollywood power couple acquired a minority stake in the Philadelphia 76ers in 2011, as part of a group of investors led by multibillionaire Joshua Harris. It’s unclear just how much stake the Smith family has in the team, but we do know the Fresh Prince is a Philly native — and that his purchase was welcomed by the team’s players. “I think it’s dope that the Fresh Prince is one of our new owners,” tweeted then-player Evan Turner in response, adding, “Maybe Willow can perform at halftime.”

​Tim McGraw

Country star Tim McGraw took on Jon Bon Jovi in 2004 — but not through music. While Bon Jovi claimed majority ownership of the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul that year, McGraw became part-owner of the league’s Nashville Kats, further tightening his ties to Music City. Coincidentally, it was also the same year McGraw took on a role as a former football star in the sports drama flick Friday Night Lights.

This article was originally published by: Billboard