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Old Dudes Dubsteppin'!

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Werk it, boys! LOLz!

Check out this HIGHlarious video (above) of old dudes getting their dubstep on during what appears to be some sort of family function.

This is just wonderful! We are SO having these guys perform at our wedding! Anyone out there have any contact info for these fellas?!?!?!?

Before we hire them, though, we pose this question: Can these older gentlemen also dance to non-dubstep types of music too? Like can they also get down to mainstream pop music? Or how about Motown classics? Harp-based songs??? Ha!

What do U think? Would U like these guys to dance at one of UR important life events???

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Rest In Peace, Nick Ashford

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Motown genius Nick Ashford has died of throat cancer. He was 69.

Ashford wrote and produced a myriad Motown classics with his wife, Valerie Simpson.

Some of his songs include Aint No Mountain High Enough, You're All I need to Get By, Let's Go Get Stoned, and I'm Every Woman.

In 1984, he and Valerie made their Solid (As A Rock) video (watch above).

His last work was a collaboration album with Maya Angelo — 1996's Been Found.

Ashford and his wife were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

It's a sad die when we lose someone, especially when that someone is a true artist.

Rest in peace, Nick Ashford.

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Man Arrested Over The Song Kung Fu Fighting

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Carl Douglas "Kung fu Fighting" 1974 by chris591972

What other classic songs are going to cause arrests? If a guy performs Biggie's famous track Hypnotize, will hypnotists cry out because the song misrepresents the realities of hypnosis???

Check out Carl Douglas' Kung Fu Fighting (above) - a song that can get you arrested!

Musician Simon Ledger and his band were recently performing the classic song at a bar on the Isle of Wight off the southern coast of England, when an Asian man flipped out, cursed at Simon, and took a photo of him.

According to police, the man accused Simon of subjecting him to "racial abuse."

When contacted by police, Simon agreed to meet with them, and then they proceeded to ARREST HIM!

Here's what Simon had to say about it:

"I thought it was a joke but they were serious. They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty. It's political correctness gone potty."

Sorry, but this is ridiculous. It's a fun, harmless song, and it's ABSURD to think someone could be arrested for performing it!

…But make sure NEVER to perform the Motown classic I Heard it Through the Grapevine! That's VERY offensive to grapevines. Ha!

Do U think Kung Fu Fighting is a racially abusive song?

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JHud Coming Back To Idol!

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Just in time to showcase some of her new material!

Motown week is fast approaching on this year's edition of American Idol, and former contestant Jennifer Hudson has been announced as one of the upcoming performers for the March 24th result show, along with Sugarland!

Excellent!

Gurl is going to kill it, just like she did when she was on the show herself!

We can't wait!

[Image via WENN.]

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MObama Gets Down To Motown In Satin

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First lady Michelle Obama was looking chic at the White House Music Series Thursday night.

For the Motown event, MObama wore a black satin and silk taffeta L'Wren Scott jumpsuit and lots of tiny jewels around her neck.

In case you were wondering, L'Wren is an American designer, so take that critics!

[Image via AP Images.]

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Nick Performs At The White House!

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Wow! Look who's got soul! Damn!

Last night, Nick Jonas was part of the special White House event honoring the music of Motown.

Check out the video to hear Nick tear into a rendition of Can't Help Myself! (above)

He sounds aaah-mazing! Bravo!

Were Malia and Sasha in the house???

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White House Announces Motown Tribute For Black History Month

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Fun! This will surely be an incredible night of music! Ain't nothing wrong with that!

It's been announced that in honor of Black History Month, The White House will put on a special concert dedicated to the music of Motown. Slated for February 24th, Motown icon Smokey Robinson will lead an overwhelming talented lineup of stars who will serenade President Obama with some amazing music.

The event is scheduled to air nationally March 1 on PBS and will feature performances by Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Natasha Bedingfield, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Seal, Gloriana, Jordin Sparks and Glee‘s Amber Riley and Mark Salling.

Whoa! Hold up! Where's Jay-Z?! Don't tell us he is too busy for the Prez??? What's that about???

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