Did You Hear?
:: If music manager Michael “Blue” Williams‘ plan is approved, New York City residents could exchange their firearms for tickets to Beyonce‘s Mrs. Carter World Tour. Williams is currently seeking approval from the NYPD for his plan, which would give concert tickets and music mentorship to those who turned in their guns, no questions asked. If the cops and subsequently Queen B sign off, then “Guns for Greatness” would become the first-ever private sector gun buyback program. [Yahoo!]
:: Speaking of Bey, the pop star has recently angered animal rights organization PETA (again), this time over sneakers she had commissioned by footwear design house PMK. The “King Bey” shoes are made of animal skins including stingray, ostrich, crocodile, anaconda and calf hair. In a statement, PETA called for Beyonce to become “cruelty-free” like fellow celebs Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway. [E!]
:: The overzealous fan who hurled a shoe on stage and hit One Direction‘s Harry Styles in the groin has come forward and confessed to her grievous misdeed. Jade Anderson said she just wanted the boybander to touch something that belonged to her, and that she is extremely embarrassed that things went down the way they did. It all worked out, though: Harry and bandmate Niall Horan pulled some strings to get her back into the show after security tossed her (which sets a dangerous precedent for other shoe-hurling Directioners). [Daily Record]
:: Diddy, who helped popularize the original “Harlem Shake” in the early 2000s, has given his stamp of approval to the Baauer version. Though the bastardization of the dance in its recent viral incarnation has bothered many Harlem residents and original shakers, Diddy believes it’s all harmless fun, saying that “anything that’s branding Harlem, my hometown, I’m all for it.” [MTV]
:: Rick Ross is now reportedly receiving round-the-clock protection from the NYPD during his stay in New York, due to threats he has received. This news comes a month after the rapper was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Miami on his birthday. [SPIN]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today.
Music On TV:
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — The Mavericks
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Dave Grohl & The Sound City Players with Stevie Nicks (repeat)
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Mariah Carey, Prince
:: Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS) — Trace Adkins
:: Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC) — Walk the Moon
:: Live with Kelly & Michael (syndicated) — Mariah Carey
:: Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) — Diddy, Bonnie Raitt