The Morning Mix: Teena Marie Dies At 54

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:: R&B icon Teena Marie, known for funky 1980s hits like “Lovergirl”, died in her sleep of unknown causes. She was only 54. (UPDATE: The pop world reacts). [Music Mix]

:: Let’s be clear: anyone who thinks they can out-sang Mariah Carey on “All I Want For Christmas” has drunk too much egg nog. But Ashlyne Huff’s version benefits the Salvation Army, so we’ll give her a pass. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Miley Cyrus evidently spent part of Christmas singing “Can’t Be Tamed” on a karaoke machine. Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, huh? [Just Jared]

:: SPIN counts down the top 30 concerts of the year. Hint: THIS. [SPIN]

:: Lady Gaga has been named by charitable organization DoSomething.org as 2010′s No. 1 celebrity “gone good” for her work advocating for gay rights. [Celebuzz]

After the jump, see which band from Down Under will be making late night a little sweeter:

Music on TV Today:
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Jonny Lang (repeat)
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Ra Ra Riot (repeat)
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — The Temper Trap (repeat)
:: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Pegi Young & The Survivors (repeat)
:: Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC) — Japandroids (repeat)
:: Conan (TBS) — Soundgarden (repeat)

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