Did You Hear?
:: Following the unlikely return of 98 Degrees, boy band nostalgia reached a fever pitch when The Wanted united with New Kids on the Block at the Mixtape Festival to perform “Glad You Came.” Which is fine by us, as long as 5ive stays back at the turn of the century where they belong. [Popdust]
:: Rita Ora claims it was “love at first sight” when she met Bruno Mars, but “work got in the way” of their relationship. Which sounds like the publicist-approved way to explain that he caught a grenade for her and she didn’t say “thanks.” [PopCrush]
:: The Material Girl is in hot water with the Russians! After catching flack for speaking out against the harsh 2-year sentence slapped on Pussy Riot for “hooliganism,” Madonna has been sued for promoting homosexuality to minors at her St. Petersberg concert, passing out pink arm bands in support of the freedom to love members of either gender. But gee, what did the Russians expect from the woman who gave us “Express Yourself”? [Entertainment Weekly]
:: Showing support for young Harper Gruzins (arguably the worst “Star Spangled Banner”-er of all time), Christina Aguilera is apparently starting a support group for people who have humiliated themselves attempting to sing the national anthem at sporting events. [Popdust]
:: Holograms just won’t cut it for the Smith family. Willow Smith shared a letter she penned asking Tupac Shakur to return and make her mother Jada Pinkett Smith happy. (Jada was a close friend and rumored paramour of the fallen legend.) So Will — if you spot a zombie rapper lurking around the Smith mansion, you know who to send to bed without supper. [Rap-Up]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today.
Music on TV:
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Yeasayer
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Train
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Morning Parade
:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) — Kimbra, Tennis (repeat)
:: Ellen DeGeneres (ABC) — Rascal Flatts (repeat)