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GQ Magazine Crowns The Beyhive As “Fans Of The Year”: Morning Mix

Fresher Than You

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:: All of the maddening hard work the Beyhive does is paying off! Beyonce‘s huge fan base has been crowned as “Fans of the Year” by GQ magazine. From their inescapable social media presence, numerous features on thinkpieces and the infamous SNL skit “The Beygency,” the singer’s fans have definitely made an impression this year! [Billboard]

:: BBC’s Sound of 2015 list has arrived! It features up-and-coming acts like James Bay, Kwabs, Raury and our current favorite — Years & Years. Last year’s winner was a little act known as Sam Smith. [PopJustice]

:: Susan Boyle has a brand new boyfriend! The singer’s significant other is apparently an American doctor whom she met during her tour. This marks the first boyfriend for Boyle, who is 53 years old. Good for her! [Just Jared]

:: Jennifer Lopez plans to bring her acting chops to NBC’s Parks and Recreation next year. She’ll be playing Adam Scott and Amy Poehler’s nanny on the show. Lopez will also be returning to the 14th season of American Idol in January. [PopDust]

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Soul Train Awards 2014: Chris Brown & Tinashe Perform, And Lil Kim, Missy Elliott & Da Brat Reunite

Usher With Chris Brown & Jeremih In Concert
Usher With Chris Brown & Jeremih In Concert
The R&B stars perform together in Los Angeles!

Chris Brown wins big at the 2014 Soul Train Awards! The R&B singer, who lead the pack with seven nominations, took home the awards for Best Collaboration, Best Dance Performance and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Loyal.” He also opened the show with an eight-minute medley — which included oldies but goodies like 2007′s “Take You Down” and 2005′s “Poppin.”

Other highlights of the evening included Tinashe‘s killer mashup of “Pretend” and “2 On,” that featured some intense choreography. Femcees Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat closed out the show by reuniting for their 1997 single — “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix).”

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Will.i.am Is Unimpressed With Today’s Music: Morning Mix

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:: Will.i.am attended this year’s American Music Awards, only to criticize the industry it was celebrating. “Everything around music right now is so 2000s, like 2003,” he said. Such wise words. [Page Six]

:: West coast Charli XCX fans, listen up! The London Queen will celebrate the release of her sophomore album, Sucker, by hosting and performing at a free launch party in San Francisco. [Popjustice]

:: “Katy Perry, quite contrary, how do your lashes grow?” Her latest, super-girly Cover Girl ad has the answer! [Twitter]

:: Busta Rhymes was apparently too turnt, as he fell off stage during an O.T. Genasis concert in New York. He was headbanging when he lost his balance and took a nasty spill, cutting his head open. (Don’t worry, he’s fine.) [Stereogum]

:: Tyler, the Creator called Shady Records’ 15th anniversary compilation Shady XV “f—ing ASS.” For the record, the Odd Future ringleader is a die-hard Eminem fan. [MTV UK]

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Justin Bieber Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30: Morning Mix

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:: Congratulations are in order for Justin Bieber! The 20-year-old singer tops Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30 list, earning $80 million over the past year. One Direction took second place with $75 million, while Taylor Swift landed in the third position with $64 million. [Just Jared]

:: Festival lovers, get your DVRs ready! Bonnaroo, the annual popular music event in Tennessee, will air a Thanksgiving special today (November 27). A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving premiere on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST with footage from the festival’s past 13 years. Guests include Sir Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jack White and more! [Consequence of Sound]

:: Sia was the lady of the night at the ARIA Awards, which went down on November 25. The singer took home four awards, including Best Female Artist and Best Video for “Chandelier.” [PopJustice]

:: One Direction have reportedly split from their tour manager, Paul Higgins. A source stated, “There have been issues behind the scenes for a while, and they’ve finally come to a head leading to Paul’s relationship with the band coming to an end.” [Just Jared]

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Joni Mitchell Reveals She Axed Biopic Starring Taylor Swift: Morning Mix

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:: Two years ago, former country starlet Taylor Swift was picked to play folk legend Joni Mitchell in the film adaptation of Girls Like Us (a book about the singer, Carole King, and Carly Simon). Well, Mitchell is now coming forth to reveal that she was the reason the movie never came to life! “I squelched that! I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes,” she said. “There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books. Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.” [Rolling Stone]

:: Nicki Minaj has always seemed to be a little diva-ish, but now it is being revealed that she allegedly has an attitude problem! During Sunday’s American Music Awards, Access Hollywood‘s Liz Hernandez ranted on Twitter about the rapper’s actions: “Never in the workplace has someone been so disrespectful to me as Nicki Minaj yesterday. I feel embarrassed to have supported her as a fan.” [PopDust]

:: In today’s sad news, Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello and Austin Mahone have called it quits! The girl group singer explained in an interview, “We’re actually not together anymore. Hey, things happen…I need some mistletoe action.” The former couple were dating for a year before the announcement. [Ryan Seacrest]

:: Kurt Cobain fans rejoice! An HBO documentary is in the works about the late singer of famed grunge band, Nirvana. Titled Montage Of Heck, the project will be executively produced by his daughter Frances Bean. Look out for it sometime next year. [Stereogum]

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Demi Lovato & Miley Cyrus Are No Longer Friends: Morning Mix

Our Disney Hearts Are Broken

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:: Sad news die-hard Disney fans! Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus have ended their BFF friendship. The singer revealed in a recent radio interview that she and the BANGERZ wild child can no longer relate to each other. “It’s life, and people change, and, you know, I don’t have anything in common with her anymore, and I wish her all the best,” Lovato said. [Just Jared]

:: In more sad news, Queen Latifah‘s talk show (launched in Fall 2013) has been cancelled due to low ratings. It will continue to air throughout this season, but then will be pulled off the air. [Huffington Post]

:: Well, this is an interesting bit. Eminem now has his own ice cream flavor! Mikey Likes It Ice Cream, a parlor in NYC’s East Village, has concocted a special flavor just for the rapper. It is made with “Motor City ingredients,” like Michigan cherries, Sanders hot fudge and Vernors ginger ale — sounds yummy! [SPIN]

:: Remember that oh-so-sexy and unforgettable Nick Jonas crotch grab in Flaunt magazine (click here if you need a refresher)? Well Poppa Jonas doesn’t seem to mind it! At the 2014 American Music Awards, the “Teacher” singer stated: “My dad responded and was like, ‘You know you get that from me, right?’ So he was actually really proud.” [Crushable]

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American Music Awards 2014: Review Revue

Music's Big Night!
American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
American Music Awards 2014: The Performances
Watch Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Charli XCX & more!

The 2014 American Music Awards, a.k.a. one of the biggest nights in music, aired yesterday (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater! The three-hour telecast was jam-packed with major honors (like Taylor Swift winning the Dick Clark Award For Excellence) and fun performances from everyone’s favorite artists — including Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and many more!

One Direction had the best night ever, taking home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year. But what did other critics think were the biggest highlights from the 2014 AMAs? Find out after the jump! More »

Jordin Sparks To Release ‘#ByeFelicia’ Mixtape: Morning Mix

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:: Jordin Sparks spent her weekend on a mixtape called #ByeFelicia, as in Ice Cube’s best Friday line-turned-enduring meme. Her new music is out Tuesday. [Instagram]

:: B.o.B. revealed that he will be featured on Jodeci‘s comeback album, for the lead single “Nobody Wins.” Meanwhile, he says there’s a “strong possibility” that he will also be on Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V. [Rap-Up]

:: 5 Seconds of Summer will release its first live album, LIVESOS, on December 15. The 15-song set follows this year’s No. 1 self-titled debut and is available for pre-order now. [Billboard]

:: Rick Ross earned a new fanbase of USA Pears, after he revealed that he ate pears to get #RossFit (“Shoutout to all the pear”). “On behalf of our 1,600 pear growers from the Northwest region, we are pleased that Rick has mentioned the health benefits of pears,” a spokesperson said. [Modern Farmer]

:: Actress Katherine Heigl revealed that she used her friend John Mayer to nab her now-husband Josh Kelley. “[O]ver the phone, because he was on tour, I was like, ‘Josh, I’ve got to be honest. I just want to know where we stand because if not, I might try to pursue something with John,’” she said. Not only was she lying, but Mayer had no idea. [E!]

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Whatcha Say: Lady Gaga, One Direction And The Year 1994 Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Did you have a good week? Same. As always, a whole bunch of pop happenings went down in the past few days — including the release of One Direction‘s highly anticipated fourth studio album, FOUR! (And yes, it’s already on track to having the second highest-selling opening week sales of 2014…just below Taylor Swift, of course.)

Plus, Sia announced her new “Iko Iko” cover for her husband’s Kickstarter project, Pentatonix gave us their “Mary, Did You Know?” visual and we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Lady Gaga‘s Fame Monster EP. (Time flies when you’re cheek to cheek!) And, in case you haven’t seen it yet, we took a time machine back to the grand year in music that was 1994 and counted down the Top 50 best songs, with interviews from acts like Ace Of Base, Haddaway and Lisa Loeb. Check it out!

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Nick Jonas Confirms He’s No Longer A Virgin: Morning Mix

Are You Really Surprised?

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:: Listen up ladies — Nick Jonas is no longer a virgin! The “Teacher” singer confirmed the news during his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, saying: “I’m an adult in all ways and comfortable with who I am.” If only he was single! [VH1 Celebrity]

:: Legendary director Mike Nichols passed away at the age of 83. He was famous for making classic films like The Graduate and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?  Nichols was married to Diane Sawyer, and was one of a dozen people to have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Queen Latifah is set to host this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will take place on December 11 in Oslo, Norway. The entertainer stated: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s concert and to help celebrate such amazing individuals who have each worked so hard on behalf of children’s rights to education.” [Billboard]

:: Taylor Swift isn’t the only musician who is getting close with their fans! As part of his upcoming album promotion, J. Cole is playing the full record inside of his biggest fans’ homes. How cool is that? [Miss Info]

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