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Taylor Swift Drops Spotify & Now ​Aloe Blacc Speaks Out About How Little Musicians & Songwriters Make From Digital Streaming Services Like Pandora!

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Earlier this week, Taylor Swift caught some flack after pulling her music from Spotify, comparing people listening to it to people taking pieces of a painting in a museum.

Well, another musician is speaking out now, and that man is singer/songwriter Aloe Blacc. He penned an essay for Wired, where he explained just how little artists actually make from digital streaming services. He wrote:

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Jack The Box Office Giant Slayer Beat Out All The Competition In Theaters This Weekend!

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Sorry! If you're not an Academy Award nominated film or starring Melissa McCarthy, movie-goers just are NOT interested in watching you this year!

Well, scratch that…sort of!

Although Identity Thief has done so well that after a month of release, it's made $100 million domestically and become 2013's first blockbuster, it was bumped from the number one spot in the weekend box office by none other than Jack the Giant Slayer!

However, even though Bryan Singer's fantasy epic came in on top, it's still considered a financial flop, as it cost nearly $200 million to make and only brought in about $28 million in its premiere weekend!

OUCH!

Of course, it still fared better than The Hangover with college kids 21 and Over, which made $9 million, as well as Ed Harris and David Duchovny's Phantom, which became the 15th worst debut for a film that opened on at least 600 screens!

How bad does that make it?

The submarine thriller was released to 1,100 theaters, yet still only made $465,000!

Again with the OUCH!

In retrospect, we think the team behind Jack should be counting their blessings that they managed to make what they made! It is ROUGH out there!

Ch-ch-check out the full, abysmal box office top ten this weekend….AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Wendy's Might Expand Value Menu!

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Wendy's is likely to expand its value menu next year!

That means whenever you have a craving for some fast food and actually allow yourself to give in that ONE TIME a year, you can eat cheap!

In an attempt to compete with McDonalds' cheapness, they're going to add a whole bunch of 99 cent items.

This is actually the opposite of what most people expected.

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NHL CANCELS Games Through November 1st!!

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We just previously mentioned that the NHLPA declined the NHL's 50-50 revenue split offer and the NHL turned down all their counter-offers.

So the NHL has canceled 135 games through November 1st.

That's 11% of the season!

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NHL Offers Deal For November 2nd Season Start!

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Finally! Some friggin progress!

As we previously mentioned, the NHL and the NHLPA (player's association) have been butting heads over who gets what cut of the revenue.

As of last season, players were getting a 57% cut of the revenue brought in by the NHL.

The NHL wanted to cut that down to 43%!

So of course they had trouble reaching middle ground.

Finally though, it's looking like the lockout might be ending soon.

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The Vow Is Victorious At The Box Office This Weekend!

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Maybe they should change this movie's name to The Wow, because it did A-MAZING at the box office this weekend!

On Friday, we had mentioned that this weekend could see historic box office numbers, and sure enough - it did.

This weekend featured the BEST box office showing for a non-holiday weekend in February EVER, with overall revenue of $190 million!!!!!

The Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams-starring romantic drama The Vow landed the #1 spot, with

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Puerto Rico Wants To Kill Millions Of Iguanas And Sell Their Meat

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In Puerto Rico, there are literally more iguanas than people.

They outnumber them 4 million to 3.9 million.

The secretary of their Department of Natural Resources said:

"This is a very big problem. We have to attack it. It has impacted structures, the economy, crops and the ecosystem."

The iguana can grow up to 6 feet and live up to 20 years!!

That's crazy.

It started in the 1970s when iguana owners started to realize their 'too large' lizards and now their population has exploded.

They occupy airport runways, burrow under buildings (ruining the foundation) and cause blackouts after building their nests near the warmth of electric plants.

So they plan to hunt the iguanas and export their meat.

Many government high ups in Puerto Rico believe this will not only thin out the population, it will bring in much needed money to the country, currently in a recession.

We don't think killing is the answer. Hopefully conservationists will find a humane way to deal with the problem.

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