The Morning Mix: Rihanna Waves Hello From Whatever Planet She Gets Dressed On

Did You Hear?

:: Rihanna does her best impression of Blanche Devereaux as a Dilophosaurus at the ECHO Awards. [Just Jared]

:: A frame-by-frame analysis of OK Go’s instant-hit video, the Rube Goldberg-meets-Jackson-Pollock sensation that is “This Too Shall Pass.” [MTV]

:: Kelly Clarkson joined the Lilith Fair lineup. We hope she and Ke$ha share a duet live on stage since they’re both such vocal opponents of lip-syncing. [Rolling Stone]

:: Madonna makes a guest appearance on the matrimony-judging reality show The Marriage Ref. If only this show had existed earlier, she might still be Mrs. Ritchie.  [E! Online]

:: Catch a sneak peak of T-Pain in Freaknik: The Musical. It’s just a matter of time before Disney presents their first completely Auto-Tuned animated musical. [Rap-Radar]

After the jump: two divas face-off at the Oscars.

Music on TV Today::: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) – Corinne Bailey Rae:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) – Arctic Monkeys:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) – Dashboard Confessional (repeat):: Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) – Regina Spektor:: Late Show with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) – Joanna Newsom


VIDEO REWIND OF THE DAY: The Academy Awards are this Sunday, and we’re preparing for a Best Song-less Oscar telecast by highlighting one of our favorite Oscar performances—no, not “Blame Canada,” as awesome as that was. Take a look at Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston’s duet of the Oscar-winning song “When You Believe,” from the soundtrack of the animated Dreamworks musical The Prince of Egypt. The duo, both dressed to the nines in floor length white gowns, took the stage in 1999 in a rare pairing of two of the most successful pop vocalists in history. And — surprise — they delivered a sublime performance of the song (which actually became the source of some controversy: the version they performed was created by Babyface, but the Oscar went only to the song’s original composer, Steve Schwartz.)

Eleven years later, Mariah is returning the Academy Awards, but this time as part of the cast of the Oscar-nominated film Precious. (Oh, how we only wish she was nominated simply for the giddy, booze-enhanced speech she would inevitably deliver.) As for Whitney, well… she continues to leave audiences speechless while performing on her world tour.

Have a great day!