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Iran’s Businesses Begin to Buckle Under Sanctions Threat

New U.S. sanctions are sending an economic shock through Iran even before they take effect, putting pressure on Iran’s political leadership to prevent a return to the years when its economy was forced out of the global system of finance and trade. Source:: World News

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Report: El DeBarge arrested for felony vandalism

By Music News Group Allen Berezovsky/WireImageEl DeBarge was reportedly arrested over the weekend for smashing a windshield. The 57-year old singer was charged with felony vandalism for allegedly smashing the windshield of a RV with a wrench in San Fernando Valley, California, according to TMZ. DeBarge allegedly argued with man, chased him out of a house, and then when the man got into a RV, the singer is accused of hitting the windshield with the wrench. DeBarge was arrested and released after posting $20,000 bail. The “Who’s Johnny” singer has been arrested several times in the past, including for cocaine …

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Canada’s Trudeau Reshuffles Cabinet Over Trade Concerns

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shook up his cabinet to prioritize trade diversification amid uncertainty over the North American Free Trade Agreement, and to get the Liberal government ready for next year’s elections. Source:: World News

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Born to stream: “Springsteen on Broadway” coming to Netflix in December

By Music News Group Courtesy of Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen will go from the Great White Way to Netflix this December, when a special capturing the rock legend’s sold-out Springsteen on Broadway show is set to premiere on the streaming service. Springsteen on Broadway will debut on Netflix on December 15, the same day the show ends its sold-out run at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City. The production is a one-man performance written by The Boss and combines spoken-word segments of his 2016 memoir, Born to Run, with renditions of some of his original tunes. Springsteen’s wife, E …

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Trump answers ‘no’ when asked if Russia still targeting the US

By BM Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Russia is still targeting the U.S., contradicting American intelligence agencies. Trump’s response to a question from ABC News’ Cecilia Vega came as reporters were gathered just ahead of a session at the White House with Cabinet members. “Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President,” Vega asked. “Thank you very much, no,” he said. Vega pressed: “No?! You don’t believe that to be the case?” He responded: “No.” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats on Monday addressed the president’s questioning of that community’s findings during a press conference …

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Dylan Scott needs YOU for new music video

By Music News Group CurbHow’d you like to be in Dylan Scott‘s new music video? If you happen to be in Nashville on Wednesday, the Louisiana native is looking for you. Dylan put out the call for extras on social media around noon, announcing he’d be shooting at Springwater in Music City starting at 5:30 p.m. CT. The tiny dive bar near Nashville’s Centennial Park is a popular music video location. In fact, it’s where Jason Aldean shot both the cover of his Rearview Town album and the “Drowns the Whiskey” clip with Miranda Lambert. So far, we don’t know …

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EU Enlists Trade Rival China to Update Global Rules, Counter U.S. Protectionism

The European Union is pressuring China to open its economy to outsiders and help revamp an international trade system now under fire by the Trump administration. Source:: World News

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Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are already choosing their bridal party, Kim Basinger says

By Music News Group Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC ImagesIt seems Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin already have some of their bridal party picked out. Actress Kim Basinger, who is mom to Hailey’s cousin Ireland, gives Us Weekly some new scoop about the impending nuptials. “Oh, it’ll be fun,” Basinger says. “[Hailey’s sister] Alaia [Baldwin] and [cousin] Ireland, they’re in the wedding. So believe me, I just — it’s cool! I think it’s sweet. It’s a very sweet thing. Happiness … We’re living in some really dire times right now.” She also expressed her approval of the pairing. “I’m very, very …

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Beyonce and JAY-Z dine with Elton John and Bono from U2 in France

By Music News Group Kevin Mazur/Getty Images For Parkwood EntertainmentFollowing two shows on their On The Run II tour in Paris, France, Beyonce, and JAY-Z enjoyed a superstar dinner with Elton John and Bono from U2. The Carters indulged in fine dining while listening to live music at La Petite Maison in Nice, France. Their party included Beyonce’s mother, Tina Lawson, Tina’s husband, Richard Lawson, and also actor Neil Patrick Harris from the How I Met Your Mother TV series, according to The Jasmine Brand. A five-piece band played at their table as Bey, JAY, friends, and family had a …

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Steph Curry wants to take on Hollywood

By BM Miikka Skaffari/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Steph Curry is already a winner on the basketball court, now the Golden State Warriors point guard is shooting for Hollywood success. The NBA championship winner’s production company, Unanimous Media, recently signed a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment to create films, TV shows, video games, virtual reality projects and even consumer products. The content won’t veer too far off of what Curry is already known for — faith, family and sports — reports Variety in a new cover story. Curry, 30, will even appear on camera himself. “I have a corniness to me, …

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Beartooth announces new album, “Disease”

By Music News Group Credit: Daniel HadfieldBeartooth‘s next album has a title. The third studio effort from the Ohio rockers is called Disease. The new album doesn’t yet have a release date, but Beartooth did post a countdown clock on their website that hits zero at 12 a.m. ET on Tuesday, July 24. The band also shared a photo of the Disease cover art and track list on the their Twitter. Disease is the follow-up to 2016’s Aggressive, which features the singles “Hated” and “Sick of Me.” Frontman Caleb Shomo previously described the new album as “dark,” “personal” and “intense.” …

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Ed Sheeran documentary, “Songwriter,” coming August 28

By Music News Group Apple Music/AbramoramaEd Sheeran‘s Songwriter documentary has an official release date. The film, directed by Ed’s cousin Murray Cummings, will be available worldwide exclusively on Apple Music on August 28. It will also be released theatrically in New York on August 17 at the IFC Center and in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood on August 24. “Songwriter gives viewers a unique glimpse into the songwriting process,” Ed says in a statement. “Murray’s film brilliantly documents the hard work and DNA that goes into creating a song from start to finish.” The documentary follows Ed has he …

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Watch now: Eric Church is a “Desperate Man” trying to get his music to fans in new video

By Music News Group EMI Nashville If you’re a paying member of Eric Church‘s Church Choir, you’ll automatically get a copy of his new album, Desperate Man, delivered to your door by the album’s release date, October 5. It probably won’t happen exactly like it does in the new video for the record’s first single, “Desperate Man,” however. In the clip, Eric embarks on a high-stakes, high-flying adventure to press the LP, aided by his co-writer, Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard. The Chief even has a little fun at his record company’s expense in the video, as agents try …

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What Saudi Women Drivers Want: Muscle Cars

With the driving ban on women lifted, showrooms in the kingdom stocked cars they thought Saudi women would be drawn to, such as brightly colored mini-SUVs. Instead, they’re opting for models that are loud and fast. Source:: World News

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Pearl Jam flies the “Baby Trump” balloon outside London show

By Music News Group ABC/Craig SjodinPearl Jam‘s show in London Tuesday night featured a large, inflatable guest: the “Baby Trump” balloon. The helium filled, infantilized representation of the U.S. president, which made its debut in England last week during his state visit, flew outside the O2 Arena while Pearl Jam played inside the venue. Eddie Vedder‘s wife Jill posted a photo of the balloon on her Instagram. During the concert, Vedder spoke about the large-scale protests that met Trump during his U.K. trip. “I know at home, it feels very divisive. It feels like he’s…added such divisive energy into how …

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