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Steve-O’s Back! Tell A Friend! (a.k.a. Why We Can’t Wait For Killer Karaoke)

You can’t help but to love Steve-O.

The clown college graduate turned Jackass star has been keeping active since the release of Jackass 3D in October 2010 by embarking on multi-city (and multi-country) comedy tour, that is highly recommended by the Otaku Antics staff members who were able to see him perform at a Louisville, Kentucky stop on September 15th, 2011.

Seriously, go see Steve-O’s show. You get to chat with him after the show. (Note: the black eyes were because he had just been punched by Mike Tyson the previous week).

But now there’s a new way for everyone to experience the gem that is Steve-O…

Introducing Killer Karaoke, an upcoming reality game show of Steve-O-esque proportions that is sure to put the likes of American Idol, X Factor, and The Voice to shame. Contestants are forced to perform their favourite songs on national television while enduring outrageous and extreme circumstances, all the while Steve-O hosts and makes jokes at their expense.

Killer Karaoke is a music competition show as only truTV would do it – hilarious, outrageous and wild,” said Marc Juris, executive vice president and general manager of truTV.

Inspired by the British game showSing If You Can, this show will incorporate hazards like water jets, flying obstacles, and creepy critters including snakes and spiders to ruin people’s good ol’ karaoke fest. Killer Karaoke is sure to hit all of the wrong notes in all of the right ways. Think William Hung meets clowns with chainsaws, while Steve-O and his audience cackle in the background.

Killer Karaoke debuts on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 on truTV!

A lawsuit filed earlier this year already has this show looking promising. Killer Karaoke contestant Susanne Ohman is suing both the producers of Killer Karaoke along with Steve-O himself, after she tripped and fell off a wet platform following her musical debut as she tried to exit the stage, her injuries resulting in the need for knee surgery. Although we feel that people should almost expect to be injured, maimed, or mentally scarred in some way if participating in any event sponsored by the Jackass crew, we do hope her the best and look forward to seeing her segment.

You can catch Killer Karaoke‘s debut on Friday, November 23rd, 2012 on truTV! For those who are cable-less, it is almost certain that a show of this caliber will be made available on YouTube and ProjectFreeTV soon after each episodes’ airing.

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Bad Times Befall “Good Time”

Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young teamed up for their obnoxiously catchy hit “Good Time.” Like their respective previous works, “Good Time” has a way of lodging in your mind and replaying all day long. The catchy beats make the song memorable, which in turn makes the duo profitable.

Unfortunately, the memorable beat drummed up a familiar tune. Ally­son Nichole Burnett , an Alabama-based singer and songwriter, has filed a lawsuit in California’s federal court for copyright infringement. Burnett claims that “Good Time” copies a prominent section of her 2010 song “Ah, It’s a Love Song”.

Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s Adam Young have found themselves in a bit of hot water over the past week. Say it ain’t so!

The song is from Burnett’s al­bum The Takeover, and has been licensed for use in MTV’s The Hills and Friendzone. Burnett claims that the hook in her song is a “unique vocal motif” with a “catchy pop vibe that both draws people in and sticks in the people’s heads.” Along with the artists, Burnett is suing Universal Music Group, Songs Music Publishing, and Schoolboy Records.

Burnett’s major concern is that “many consumers may incorrectly assume that Burnett copied her own original motif from the infringing songwriters due to the widespread popularity and publication of ‘Good Time’.” She is also claiming emo­tional and psychological damage from fans already accusing her of such.

Burnett may not be too far off in her claims, though. The Internet is already flooded with comparisons of the songs. YouTube offers several videos with the controversial hook from both songs so listeners can make the call, but so far, the only difference is the key; Jepsen’s and Young’s song is in the key of E flat while Burnett’s is in the F key.