Friday, April 12, 2024

Hard Times: Pop Star Usher Gives Free Download with Cereal, NY Knicks Sell Discount Tickets


Hard times indeed: pop and R&B star Usher is having just as much trouble as everyone else in the music biz. He’s resorted to giving away a free download of a new song through a cereal box. If you buy a box of Honey Nut Cheerios you get a download code for a freebie on his song called “Clueless.” Now, it’s not just any box of Honey Nut Cheerios– they have to be at Walmart.

Meantime, the New York Knicks, who’ve two games and lost six so far this season, have put deep discounted tickets for several upcoming home games on The site sells tickets to lots of sports events, but these are priced low to fill empty seats in the upper regions of Madison Square Garden. Youll be sitting with the pigeons, but at least you’ll be in the house. The Knicks play a team called the Brooklyn Nets on December 2nd.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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