The Morning Mix: Do Kanye And Justin Know We Already Walked This Way?

Did You Hear?

:: If you thought Kanye West’s evidently-for-real (no, seriously) team-up with Justin Bieber and Raekwon sounds odd, regain perspective by recalling all the other strange-but-true hip-hop collaborations from the past. Yes, Aerosmith and Run D.M.C. are on Popeater’s list. [Popeater]

:: A photo history of Mr. West at the VMAs, from his triumphant debut (a performance of “Jesus Walks”) to the Hennessy-fueled Swiftgate. [Buzzworthy]

:: Madonna is facing a lawsuit for adopting the name “Material Girl” for the fashion line she started with her daughter. Apparel maker LA triumph claims it and another company have been selling a young womens’ fashion line under that name since 1997. But gosh, what could have inspired them to use that phrase? Certainly a huge pop song. [EW Music Mix]

:: Wyclef’s longshot bid for the presidency of Haiti isn’t quite dead yet. Though the nation’s election board disqualified him, he says his lawyers are planning an appeal. [E! Online]

:: MGMT posed at Radio City Music Hall with the friendly monsters of Yo Gabba Gabba. Sadly, they didn’t perform “Art Is Everywhere,” one of the best pop numbers ever to air on the Nick Jr. show. [Just Jared]

After the jump, check out which stars will be lighting up the tube tonight.

Music On TV Today:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Big Boi
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Lee DeWyze (repeat)
:: Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC) Chiddy Bang, Daniel Merriweather (repeat)
:: Ellen DeGeneres (ABC) — Maxwell (repeat)
:: Tavis Smiley (PBS) — Rufus Wainwright
:: Lopez Tonight (TBS) — Los Lobos
:: Live with Regis and Kelly (ABC) — Kris Allen (repeat)
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Big Boi (repeat)


  • Luca

    on the Madonna thing: Neither LA Triumph nor this other company have a current US trademark on the name. The other company failed to renew theirs in like 1996 and LA Triumph only applied for California protection, plus there is no evidence they are actually still using the name (they don’t have a website nor have they given locations to buy this line) and use is a key in trademarks. If you aren’t using it, you can lose it. But you have to have an actual legal mark first.
    And Madonna could win out in the end because “Material Girl” is a name associated with her in the worldwide public eye. Such things do matter to the Trademark office