Morning Music Notes – Say It Ain’t So

Zoe Deschanel and Ben Gibbard Separate, Indie Fans Cry

Do you remember that time when PeteHatesMusic commented that Zooey Deschanel wasn’t wearing her wedding ring, and that I would start a rumour of them breaking up? Well, it appears that the rumour got back to one of them, as Zooey Deschanel and her husband of two years, Death Cab for Cutie singer, Ben Gibbard are separating (via Spinner).

“It was mutual and amicable,” a source told the gossip magazine US Weekly. “There was no third party involved.”

Read: there was a third party involved. In happier news, Zooey’s band, She and Him, just released a Christmas album. Maybe that will cheer her (and you) up.

Check out the video for Foster the People – Call It What You Want

The summer is over, and that means the unofficial summer anthem, Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People, is hopefully off of heavy rotation on the radio (and your iPod). Great timing, too, as their second single and video for their debut album, Torches, is ready for high rotation. Give it a watch below.

Foster the People – Call It What You Want
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Water Cooler News

Every now and then, PHM throws you some water cooler news, so that you can slide right in at work or the bar and pretend you know what’s happening in the world of music that you really don’t care for too much.

The first piece of news is that Rihanna is told to stop drinking (via NME).

“According to The Sun, sources close to the ‘Man Down’ star are worried that her hectic schedule is the reason behind her illness, and claim that she has been spending too much time working and partying. “Rihanna is running on empty but she’s still been going out drinking and living it up,” said the source. “She doesn’t have any down time where she can completely relax. She spends most of her time in the studio, on stage or in clubs.”

I didn’t really picture Rihanna as the Amy Winehouse party girl type of person, but hopefully she heeds the warning.

But in more potentially awesome gossip, everyone’s favourite Canadian, Justin Bieber, is accused of fathering a baby with a fan (via Gigwise).

“The teen singer, who is currently dating 19-year-old Selana Gomez, allegedly is the father of a three-month-old baby, have reported. According to the online website 20-year-old Mariah Yeater has filed a lawsuit against the 17-year-old singer asking him to take a paternity test. It has been reported the woman claims she had sex with the underage star on October 25 last year when she was aged 19-years-old, making Bieber 16-years-old at the time. If proven that Ms Yeater’s claims are in fact true, under California law she would be guilty of statutory rape of a minor.”

Now, I know a lot of cheating and paternity claims are thrown around in the celebrity world. But to basically incriminate yourself of statutory rape of a minor is a pretty bold move. I don’t know if that makes me believe she is lying (because why would she potentially incriminate herself) or telling the truth (she’s so determined to prove Biebs is the dad, that she WOULD incriminate herself). Chances are: another chick looking for her 15 minutes. Now please resume listening to some good rock music.

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