Did You Hear?
:: Rihanna was crowned MTV News’ Rock Star of the Year for a number of reasons, including but not limited to the fact that she was thoroughly #UNALOPOGETIC in 2012. If Rihanna sees the news, we imagine that she will say something to the effect of “#phuckyorockstar,” although she may be too busy Instagramming selfies to notice. (We love you, Riri!) [MTV News]
:: During a brief stop by a radio station, T.I. premiered a much-hyped collaboration with Kendrick Lamar, B.o.B and Kris Stephens called “Memories Back Then.” It’s not making the album, for reasons that aren’t altogether clear, so listen to it here while you have the chance. [Complex]
:: Y’know that spare $16.8 million in pocket change that you found the other day? Finally, here’s something useful for you to do with it: Buy Pharrell‘s expansive Miami penthouse, which has five bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms and more swag than any one person has any right possessing. [Freshome]
:: Stevie Wonder is demanding stricter gun laws. This aligns him with almost all celebrities on Twitter besides Blake Shelton. “I think people can’t think like they’re living in the wild, wild west going into 2013,” he said. “With guns and their accessibilities [sic], there have to be stronger and stricter gun laws.” [WENN]
:: Y’know that spare $7.72 million you had left over after buying Pharrell’s Miami penthouse? You could have used it to pay the back taxes on Lil Wayne‘s Miami home, except the rapper just did that himself. The IRS had three liens out on Weezy’s Miami Beach manse, which were released after Wayne paid the hefty back tax debt on the 15,501-square-foot home. [The Grio]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can watch on the tube today.
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Alicia Keys
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — LeAnn Rimes
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Ed Sheeran
:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) — Brandi Carlile
:: Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) — Bruno Mars