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Father’s Day Playlist 2014: 8 Songs That Celebrate Dads

Daddy-Daughter Love!
Every year, mothers are praised for their love and dedication for what seems like the entirety of May while fathers are quietly shoved into the background. But this time around, these doting dads will get the shine they deserve here on Idolator! Father’s Day (this Sunday, June 15 — don’t forgot to buy Dear Ol’ Dad a gift!) is a day to spend quality time with the most influential man in your life and make him feel special.

There are so many awesome dads around the world, and many of them happen to be our favorite musicians. Given this, we’ve compiled a playlist that features songs that are either performed by famous fathers or are an artist’s ode to their dads. Check it out below! More »

Billy Ray Cyrus Releases “Achy Breaky Heart” Rap Video Complete With Twerking Aliens: Watch

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What Is This?
Billy Ray Cyrus has come good on his threat to release a hip hop version of 1992 mega-hit “Achy Breaky Heart”. A collaboration with rapper Buck 22, the track — now called “Achy Breaky 2″ — features snippets of the country classic interspersed with bad rhymes about Miley Cyrus twerking and her “daddy still working”. Oh and the dubious MC even name-checks “Wrecking Ball”.

The first real WTF moment of 2014 is made even weirder by an alien-themed video. Larry King is roped into announcing that there are flying objects in the sky. The visual then cuts to Billy Ray and his friend being abducted by extraterrestrials in Kentucky. But never fear, there’s no probing. These fun-loving beings just like to wear skimpy outfits and twerk to country/rap songs. Watch up top. More »

Billy Ray Cyrus To Release A Hip-Hop Remix Of “Achy Breaky Heart”: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Billy Ray Cyrus has allegedly recorded a hip-hop version of signature hit “Achy Breaky Heart”. What started off as a joke by Larry King could, in fact, become reality — much to the embarrassment of daughter Miley. [Radar Online]

:: Eyebrows were raised when Madonna posted a picture of her 13-year-old son holding a bottle of gin on Instagram but she clarified the situation by saying “no one was drinking, we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor!” [NME]

:: Lil Kim is facing a $150,000 lawsuit for copying a fan’s artwork for the cover of 2013 single “Dead Gal Walking”. The femcee already acknowledged the artist’s involvement on Twitter, so she might have to pay up. [Vibe]

:: It’s for one night only but Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart will reunite as The Eurythmics for a TV special called The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles. No word yet on which song they will cover. [ABC News]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Daft Punk Have Made A Spotify Playlist For Your Listening Pleasure: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Daft Punk‘s member Thomas Bangalter has made a 20-song Spotify playlist. What can you expect to hear? Well, there are songs from recent collaborator Giorgio Moroder, hipster fodder like MGMT and Bon Iver as well as some Diana Ross and Carly Simon. Talk about a mixed bag. [NME]

:: A big congratulations to Michael Buble and wife Luisana Lopilato. They welcomed a baby boy into the world on Tuesday (August 27) and the Canadian crooner jumped on Instagram to share a pic. Because that’s what you do these days. [Billboard]

:: Miley Cyrus might have parents hopping mad after grinding her way through the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night but twerk-inventor Cheeky Blakk gave her performance two thumbs up. Well, that’s nice. [Celebuzz]

:: Speaking of the new poster girl for booty-clapping, Billy Ray Cyrus cancelled an appearance on Piers Morgan due to the controversy surrounding Miley’s VMA performance. We all know the country crooner is an avid supporter of everything his little girl does but this could have been awkward for all involved. [Entertainmentwise]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Tupac Hologram Is Now An Award Winner: Morning Mix

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:: Coachella‘s most talked-about guest performer is now an award-winner. Digital Domain won the Titanium Award at the 59th annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for “Virtual 2pac,” its holographic projection of late rapper Tupac Shakur. [LA Times]

:: As Miley Cyrus prepares for her upcoming wedding, her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, will be preparing for his Great White Way debut. The “Achy Breaky Heart” chart-topper is set to join the cast of Chicago in November. [AOL Music]

:: Fiona Apple opens up about her history with obsessive compulsive disorder in the latest issue of Elle. “At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o’clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way,” she tells the mag. [MTV]

:: How can The Voice coach Cee Lo Green possibly top his Season 2 mascot, Purrfect, the evil white cat? With a pink cockatoo named Lady in Season 3, of course! [People]

:: Big Time Rush released a new music video to remind teenage girls everywhere of boy bands other than One Direction. But the video, which features the boys driving down the beach and frolicking with girls in the water, seems a little too familiar for our taste. [PopCrush]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. More »

Father’s Day Playlist: 11 Songs About Dad

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Will Smith Is A Proud Papa
Father knows best. When he’s not tinkering in the garage or mowing the lawn after a long day of work, he’s coaching your little league team and he’s running after you when you’ve finally learned to ride that bike. He’s there to teach you how to wear your first tie, and he’s there to chase off your first prom date. And because you can always count on his quiet but steadfast support, we’ve got a playlist for daddy’s girls and papa’s boys alike to celebrate the man of the house this Father’s Day.

We had to kick things off with Will Smith‘s 1998 single, “Just The Two Of Us”. Sampling Grover Washington Jr.‘s 1981 song for lovers, the Fresh Prince shifted the track’s message to one about a father and his son. The video stars Will’s son Trey, and features a glimpse of Jada Pinkett-Smith very pregnant with future action star, Jaden. Mike Meyers went on to parody the song in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, but even Mini Me doesn’t distract from the underlying sentimentality in celebrating the father-son bond. More »

The Morning Mix: Justin Bieber Re-Releasing His Movie Next Month

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:: Justin Bieber is adding more music and footage into his film Never Say Never, and re-releasing it in March. We’ve heard of re-issuing albums with more material, but movies? A month after they first come out!? That’s why we have special edition DVDs, Team Bieb. [Neon Limelight]

:: Ke$ha’s “Blow” gets blown up with a hot remix. [Prophet Blog]

:: Billy Ray Cyrus talks to GQ about being “scared” for daughter Miley, and wishing he had been more of a parent than a friend. [Just Jared]

:: Justin Timberlake finally sings again! As a piece of snot on The Cleveland Show! Eh, we’ll take it. [EW Music Mix]

:: Get ready for a new Madonna album! Let’s hope she rips off “Bad Romance” so we can call it even. [Pink Is The New Blog]

After the jump, find out which music acts are performing on the tube today.
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Miley Cyrus Gets Mocked On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Kanye West’s awe-inspiring, history-making performances of “Power” and “Runaway” this past weekend on Saturday Night Live were so glorious, we almost forgot this gem of a sketch—new cast member Vanessa Bayer performed a spot-on impression of Miley Cyrus during The Miley Cyrus Show, with proud papa Billy Ray Cyrus (played by host Bryan Cranston) filling the band leader/sidekick role. Watch “Miley” interview “Johnny Depp” on her “talk show” by jumping below!

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PHOTOS: The Cyrus Family Responds To Miley’s Lap Dance Vid

When Miley Cyrus’ “lap dance” for producer Adam Shankman at The Last Song wrap party hit the Internet earlier this week, the jaws of Miley fans across the globe hit the floor. Miley’s parents, Billy Ray and Leticia, weren’t at the event to step in, and the family could not be reached for comment. So we decided to make up our own. Flip through to see just what the Cyruses have to say about Miley’s untamed lap dance.

Today In Photos: ‘Glee’, Rihanna, And Everybody But Miley

Amid all the American Idol hubbub, it’s easy to forget that anything else went on in the pop world today. While we were munching on popcorn and eagerly counting down the minutes to 8pm, these pop stars were out at parties, award shows, and just trying to get through the airport. Take a spin through the world (outside of Idol) of music today.