Fyre Festival

Foxy Brown Accused Of Skipping Out On NYFW Performance & Running Off With The Bag + Ja Rule Argues Fyre Festival Plaintiffs Can't Sue Him

Word on the curb is that <b>Foxy Brown</b> stiffed some promoters out of 10,000 as she was supposed to perform at<b> LaQuan Smith</b>'s NYFW afterparty. But, it …

Ja Rule

Shane Dawson Taking Fans Inside 'The Mind of Jake Paul' for New YouTube Docuseries: Watch a Teaser Trailer

YouTube personality Shane Dawson just dropped a teaser trailer for his upcoming documentary series, which aims to provide a window into his fellow …

Documentaries

The Best Scammers of 2018, Ranked

August seems like an odd time to post a "best of the year" list, but here we are. There have been so many people trying to get away with something …

Royal Weddings

Disastrous Detroit Sushi Festival Issues Refunds to Angry Ticket Holders

<b>Sushi festival promoters issue refunds</b><p>Last weekend the Motor City got its very own Fyre Festival. The <b>Detroit</b> <b>Sushi Festival</b> hosted at Eastern Market on Friday, August 24, drew a massive number of visitors paying $44 a ticket and it turned out to be a disaster. Customers left the event frustrated and …

Sexual Harassment

How Kendall Jenner Makes Most Of Her Money

Hint: It's not from modelling.<p>Earlier this week Kendall Jenner found herself in hot water after making 'tone-deaf' comments on how she's more …

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner says she was 'misrepresented' when she boasted about 'super selective' career

After facing considerable backlash, Kendall Jenner kind of apologized Tuesday for her 'super selective' comment being 'taken out of context' in a …

Kendall Jenner

Fyre Festival promoter pleads guilty to new charges

The promoter of a fraudulent music festival that cost financiers $26 million US could deal with over a decade in prison after confessing Thursday …

Corruption

Fyre Festival Founder Billy McFarland Agrees to Pay $27 Million

Our favorite dogged and ambitious music entrepreneur is back at it again. Billy McFarland, the Lionel Hutz of the music industry, settled with the …

Electronic Music

Jennifer Lopez Returned to Her Block at the VMAs and Shut It Down

At Monday night’s VMAs, Jennifer Lopez became the first ever Latinx artist to receive the Michal Jackson Video Vanguard Award. She also become the …

Jennifer Lopez

Phillies starter will get back on track — bet on it

The FDNY’s 2019 “Calendar of Heroes” was released this week. Both male and female firefighters will be burning up the pages in the latest edition. …

Sports

Fyre Festival Founder Pleads Guilty to Ticket Scams for Coachella, the Grammys and More

The <b>Fyre Festival</b> saga is entrenched in our memories now. The founder, a scummy con artist by the name of Billy McFarland, is currently in the midst …

Met Gala

Everyone's Roasting MoviePass For Falling Apart at the Seams

Everyone's favorite company that we are all highway robberying, MoviePass, has met with another setback Thursday, as they were forced to halt …

Humor

July 27, 2018: Fyre Festival Organizer Pleads Guilty to Ticket-Selling Scam, Iceland Music Festival Becomes First to Book 50 Percent Female Acts, These New Hotel Concepts Might Give Airbnb Competition

<b>1. FYRE FESTIVAL ORGANIZER PLEADS GUILTY TO TICKET-SELLING SCAM:</b> Billy McFarland, the organizer of the Fyre Festival who was charged with wire fraud …

Festivals

The Daily Chord Weekly Recap – Friday, July 27

Among the links to music news stories provided by the <b>Daily Chord</b> this week; an unheard Bowie find, an SEC settlement for the Fyre festival heads, …

SXSW

Fyre Festival organizer pleads guilty to fraud charges from another scam

U.S. news<p>The organizer of the notorious Fyre Festival pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could have him facing more than 10 years in prison.<p>Billy McFarland had already pleaded guilty in March to wire fraud charges relating to his failed April 2017 music festival in the Bahamas, a low-budget …

Corruption

Fyre Festival Promoter Pleads Guilty to Ticket-Scam Charges

Billy McFarland, the architect of the failed 2017 Fyre Festival, pleaded guilty to new charges that he ran a fraudulent ticket business while on bail …

Corruption

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland faces 115 years in prison following latest guilty plea

Fyre Festival founder Billy McFarland was already facing up to 40 years in a federal prison after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud in …

Corruption

Fyre Festival Founder Pleads Guilty To Ticket Scam

The 26-year-old behind the much-hyped Fyre Festival admitted to another sham ticket scam.<p>TRIBECA, NY — The founder of last year's disastrous Fyre …

Corruption

Fyre Festival Founder Faces 115 Years Behind Bars, Amasses New Charges

If we had to select 2017’s most epic-fail in the music world, it would have to go to none other than <b>Fyre Festival</b>—the “A-List” Bahamian destination …

Live Music

Promoter of failed event pleads guilty to new fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) - The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade.<p>The …

Corruption

Fyre Festival's Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to New Fraud Charges

He had operated a ticket-selling scam while he was out on bail.<p>Billy Farland, the infamous promoter ​behind Fyre Festival pleaded guilty to a second …

Corruption

Fyre Festival organizer could face up to 14 years in prison, after pleading guilty to selling fraudulent tickets

The promoter of a fraudulent music festival that cost investors $26 million could face over a decade in prison after admitting on Thursday that he duped some of the same victims into buying tickets he never possessed to everything from the Grammy Awards to a Cleveland Cavaliers game and a dinner …

Lebron James

Fyre Festival scammer pleads guilty to bogus ticket scheme

The notorious promoter ​who turned rapper Ja Rule’s Fyre Festival ​into a ​disastrous​ money swindle ​pleaded guilty to a second fraud on Thursday — …

Corruption

Fyre Festival Promoter Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty to New Fraud Charges

The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade.<p>The plea entered …

Corruption

Fyre Fest's Billy McFarland Pleads Guilty To New Fraud Charges

The promoter of a failed music festival has pleaded guilty to charges that could result in a prison sentence of over a decade.<p>The plea entered …

Corruption

Fyre Festival fraudster Billy McFarland facing up to 14 years in prison

The crooked promoter behind the Fyre Festival faces a recommended sentence of up to 14 years for the disastrous music festival in the Bahamas as well …

Corruption

AMD: Our crypto boom is over (AMD)

Reuters/Christinne Muschi<p><b>AMD surged more than 15% Thursday following its earnings report that topped expectations.</b>• <b><br>The company warned that crypto and</b> …

Advanced Micro Devices

PE HUB Second Opinion

Mueller is looking at Trump’s tweets in his obstruction probe.Rep. Jim Jordan said that he would run to succeed retiring House Speaker Paul Ryan, …

Republicans

Twitter plunges as monthly users unexpectedly fall (TWTR)

Associated Press<p><b>Twitter reported an unexpected drop in third-quarter monthly active users and warned of further weakness.</b>• <b><br>The company beat on both</b> …

Social Media

Millennials are snapping up Amazon ahead of earnings (AMZN)

REUTERS/Rex Curry<p><b>Young investors on the stock-trading app Robinhood are loading up on Amazon.</b>• <b><br>The internet giant will report earnings after the</b> …

Robin Hood