Did You Hear?
:: How’s this for an odd couple? Snoop Lion and Tony Bennett have teamed up (along with numerous other celebrities) to support Voices Against Violence. VAV is a campaign that aims to petition and persuade members of Congress to vote in favor of the gun control measures that have recently been proposed. [Twitter]
:: Jay-Z has joined the group of developers hoping to renovate the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Long Island, NY. Jay’s Roc Nation was highly involved in building Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center. Coincidentally, the main tenant of the Coliseum — the New York Islanders — will be moving to Brooklyn in 2015. [Billboard]
:: Deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (a.k.a. MCA) will be remembered in his hometown of Brooklyn Heights today (May 3), when the Palmetto Playground is renamed for the rapper. The special dedication ceremony will include fellow Beastie Adam Horovitiz (Ad-Rock). [Rolling Stone]
:: Frankie Sandford of British girl group The Saturdays announced via Twitter today that she is expecting a baby with her fiance, soccer player Wayne Bridge. It seems like The Saturdays have caught a bit of baby fever: Rochelle Humes is also pregnant, and Una Healy had a daughter last year. [BBC]
:: Gucci Mane has been released from jail after almost three weeks. The rapper was arrested on aggravated assault charges after allegedly smashing a bottle over someone’s head in an Atlanta nightclub. [TMZ]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today.
Music On TV:
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Various Cruelties
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Kacey Musgraves
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — New Order (repeat)
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Eve
:: The View (ABC) — Kara DioGuardi, Lance Bass