Rihanna Sings About a 'Silly Boy' (Gee, Who Might That Be?); Scorsese to Shine a Light on Sinatra


Headlines: Is Rihanna singing about Chris Brown on her new track, "Silly Boy"? "Get out my face," one lyric goes. Hmmm. ... Martin Scorsese has already made a classic Mob movie, and the "Last Waltz"/"No Direction Home" filmmaker knows a little bit about music, so yeah, it makes perfect sense that he'll be doing a Frank Sinatra biopic, right? "Sinatra" will be an "unconventional" variation on the form, promises Cathy Shulman, the Mandalay Pictures president who is co-producing. "It's not a cradle-to-the-grave traditional portrait of the consecutive events in a man's life. Instead it's more of a collage and, in many ways, it will feel like an album itself." ... Jon Landau's reaction to TicketsNow overselling Bruce Springsteen's Verizon Center show? He tells The Post in an e-mail: "There are what now appear to be chronic problems with how Ticketmaster uses its secondary market ticket reseller TicketsNow." ... Jeff Ament robbed and assaulted outside of an Atlanta recording studio; commenters express dismay that the Pearl Jam bassist was carrying three grand in cash. ... Amerie is back! The D.C. singer, whose "1 Thing" was merely the greatest single of 2005, has finally emerged from the music-biz version of the witness-protection program on a new label with a new track, "Why R U?" ... M.I.A. insists that she's no terrorist sympathizer. ... Chrisette Michele is No. 1 on the new Billboard albums chart, but she posted the weakest sales week of any chart-topper since Nielsen SoundScan began collecting precise sales data in 1991. ... Paul Rodgers is, uh, movin' on from Queen, going back to Bad Company for a summer tour and effectively ending the Queen + Paul Rodgers partnership. ... "Wilco (the Album)" is now "Wilco (the Stream)," with the band streaming the album in its entirety online following the inevitable, if exceedingly early, leak. "Wilco (the Album)" is scheduled to be released on June 30. ... The completely awesome outlaw-country beardo Jamey Johnson, who performs tonight at the Birchmere, made a surprise appearance onstage with Keith Urban, who kind of needed a boost after Sugarland had to temporarily drop off the bill.


Video of the Day
In which soulman Raphael Saadiq, who turns 43 today, does the "100 Yard Dash."

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By J. Freedom du Lac |  May 14, 2009; 7:35 AM ET Morning Mix
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Just so you know, Kanye says Rihanna isn't the artist responsible for "Silly Boy".


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