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Coachella 2014: Pharrell Brings Out Jay Z, Usher, T.I. & Pusha T: Watch

Pharrell set the bar high for himself during the first weekend of Coachella, as he invited hip-hop and pop stars like Nelly, Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani to perform Neptunes-featured and -produced hits. For his second weekend set, though, the Virginia Beach hit-maker managed to top himself. Jay Z joined his pal and busted out a hits medley while Usher, T.I. and Pusha T performed song to shrieks from the crowd.

Pharrell himself sang the hooks for Jay Z songs “Excuse Me Miss,” “La La La (Excuse Me Miss Again)” and “I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)”), while he also crooned Robin Thicke‘s lyrics in “Blurred Lines” before T.I. unleashed his GIF-worthy shuffle. The “Happy” singer also played hype man to Pusha T’s breakout verses from Clipse‘s “Grindin’.” For said international hit “Happy,” Pharrell pulled Earl Sweatshirt, Fonzworth Bentley (!) and Haim up on stage to dance alongside him.

Plus, after hinting of Stefani’s solo return last week, Pharrell hyped the crowd up for Usher’s follow-up to 2012′s excellent Looking 4 Myself. “Please get ready for this man’s next album,” he said. “It’s so amazing.” It was yet another reminder of how crucial he’s become to the music industry…as if the crowd needed one.

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Mariah Carey’s New Album May Be Pushed Back Again: Morning Mix

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:: Has Mariah Carey delayed the release of The Art of Letting Go, again? While originally due out May 6 — and following her new single (and several remixes of) “You’re Mine (Eternal)”the album has been quietly removed from her label Island’s release schedule. [Popdust]

:: Michelle Obama will appear alongside American Idol alum Kellie Pickler in the penultimate episode of Nashville, which airs May 6. As she has in talk shows and award shows, Obama will appear as herself. [ABC]

:: Canadian magazine Fashion denies touching up Lorde‘s nose for a cover story shoot, despite the Royals artist’s claims. “Sometimes lighting or camera angles can give the impression that things look smaller, larger or different than they really are,” editor-in-chief Bernadette Morra said. [E!]

:: Drake‘s sports commentary poked fun at Jay Z during an NBA playoff game between their hometown teams. “This is the people’s team out here tonight,” Drake said of the Toronto Raptors, adding, “Jay Z’s somewhere eating a fondue plate.” [Rolling Stone]

:: Miley Cyrus has decided to give away Moonie, the puppy that her mother Tish gifted her following the death of the Bangerz tour-featured Floyd. “It’s just to [sic] soon for me right now,” she says. [Us Weekly]

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Beyonce & Jay Z Channel Kim & Kanye’s “Bound 2″ Motorcycle Ride For Mystery Shoot

Beyonce and Jay Z are up to something, indeed. Earlier this week, it was reported that the married couple are heading on a joint summer tour. And now they’ve been spotted outside L.A. shooting a video of some sort, with Bey in a short wedding dress riding on the back of a motorcycle being driven by a leather-clad Jay. Like “Bound 2″ but less porny.

This isn’t the first time Mr. and Mrs. Carter have traveled in tandem on a crotch rocket: this past New Year’s Eve, they darted through Miami on a bike. The most likely scenarios for this latest ride are that this is part of a forthcoming music video for their Magna Carta Holy Grail collab “Part II (On The Run)” or it’s a visual element of the rumored tour.

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Aaron Paul Crashed Arcade Fire’s Coachella Set And Nobody Noticed: Morning Mix

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:: Aaron Paul crashed Arcade Fire‘s Coachella set and nobody noticed. The Breaking Bad actor scuttled across the stage dressed as the pope — complete with a giant bobble head. He later posed for pics with Ellie Goulding. [Spin]

:: Dying to check out Jay Z‘s Made In America music festival but can’t afford to trek all the way to Philadelphia? Good news. Hov is bringing the event to Los Angeles, so you now have your choice of venue. [Billboard]

:: Kylie Minogue‘s outrageous “Sexercize” video starred a bunch of scantily clad women but out pop singer Mike Munich has turned the tables, recreating the opus with a bunch of buff dudes. It’s semi-NSFW so be careful where you watch it. [Same Same]

:: This is really sweet. Lorde finally got to meet George Brett, the baseball legend that inspired her career-making hit “Royals”. He had earlier sent her a signed jersey with the message “Lorde, you are a royal to me”. Aww. [Consequence Of Sound]

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8 (Relatively) Obscure Collabs Beyonce And Jay Z Could Perform If Their Joint Tour Happens

A Page Six report that Beyonce and Jay Z could be joining forces for a 20-date summer tour had the internet buzzing overtime today (April 16). It sounds almost too good to be true but the Los Angeles Times also chimed in — predicting that The Mr. & Mrs. Carter Show would kick off on June 13 in Atlanta and wrap up on August 6 in San Francisco. They cited an inside source.

I’m trying not to get my hopes up in case this falls through but it’s hard not to wonder about the setlist. Obviously Bey and Jay would perform their own hits but the power couple finally has ample opportunity to tackle any (or all) of their brilliant collaborations. While everyone knows “Crazy In Love” and “Drunk In Love” (I hope), the duo has joined forces on at least eight other times. Peruse our list after the jump and please note that the songs are ranked in no particular order.  More »

Beyonce & Jay Z Reportedly Plotting Joint Summer Tour

The Mr. & Mrs. Carter Show could be coming to stadiums this summer. Beyonce and her husband Jay Z are set to announce a 20-date US summer tour starting in June, according to Page Six. The New York Post‘s sources even indicate that the trek will include a July 4 date in New York City. More »

Jennifer Lopez Honored At GLAAD Media Awards: Morning Mix

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:: Jennifer Lopez was honored April 12 at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards with the Vanguard Award, for being an advocate for gay rights and serving as executive producer of The Fosters, an ABC Family series about a lesbian couple raising their children. Watch her touching speech above. [AP]

:: Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys married Lauren Kitt in Santa Barbara on April 11. “I said I’d never get married,” Carter has said, a sentiment that fellow Backstret Boy AJ McLean repeated on Instagram (“the wedding that most of u thought would never happen”). [PEOPLE]

:: While Beyonce crashed her sister Solange‘s set at Coachella, Jay Z joined Nas on stage to perform vintage cuts “Dead Presidents II” and “Where I’m From,” reestablishing that their beef is officially a distant memory. [Billboard]

:: Speaking of Nas, the trailer for Time Is Illmatic debuted on April 11. The documentary details the making of the Queens rapper’s rap debut, which turns 20 this year and is still considered his best work. [MTV]

:: Muse paid tribute at Coachella to Nirvana with a cover of “Lithium,” which the English band debuted a week prior at Lollapalooza Brazil. “This next song’s for a great singer who died 20 years ago,” frontman Matt Bellamy said, referring to the recent anniversary of Kurt Cobain‘s death. [Billboard]

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Coachella 2014: Beyonce Dances On Stage With Solange & Watches Capital Cities From The Wings

Just when you thought Coachella couldn’t get any crazier, Beyonce crashes the party. The queen of R&B, pop and most other genres made a surprise appearance at the festival with husband Jay Z and mother Tina Knowles in tow. They were spotted watching Capital Cities from the wings, enthusiastically bopping along to the band’s breezy brand of synth-pop as the sun went down.

It’s a safe assumption that Beyonce came to support sibling Solange Knowles, who was scheduled to play in the Gobi tent later in the day. I kept an eye out for Bey during Sol-Angel’s set but she was conspicuously absent from the venue. But then, out of nowhere, the game-changing diva practically stormed the stage to join her little sister for the finale — an absolutely euphoric rendition of “Losing You”. Watch the Knowles sisters dance up a storm after the jump. More »

Kylie Minogue “Robbed” Reunited Girl Band Atomic Kitten Of A Giant Hit: Morning Mix

:: Kylie Minogue has been labelled a thief (!) by English girl band Atomic Kitten. They claim that the Aussie diva’s global hit “Can’t Get You Out Of My head” was actually intended for them. Tough luck? [Digital Spy]

:: This is sad. Big Sean and Naya Rivera have reportedly called off their engagement and taken to Twitter to beef about who gets what. The Glee starlet has accused the MC of stealing jewelry from her house. Not exactly a fairytale ending then. [TMZ]

:: Here’s something for the sports fans. Drake is the surprise host of the 2014 ESPYs, which will be telecast live from Los Angeles on July 16. The MC is a good choice. After all, he’s the global ambassador of the Toronto Raptors. [Rolling Stone]

:: Missed Jay Z‘s Made In America documentary when it screened at the Toronto Film Festival or, later, on Showtime? Well, you’re in luck. Hov’s movie is coming to DVD in May. [AllHipHop]

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Jessie J Really Wants You To Know That She’s Not Bisexual: Morning Mix

:: When Jessie J first hit the scene, she described herself as bisexual. Well, that has changed. The British diva went on an extended Twitter rant emphasizing that she has only had one flirtation with a woman and now considers herself heterosexual. [E! Online]

:: In news that will no doubt make Swifties cry and shake, Taylor Swift has officially joined Tumblr. So far, she has uploaded a couple of happy snaps and a gif of her performing. Who else is excited? [Tumblr]

:: Joe Jonas believes that Justin Bieber‘s current woes were inevitable. He puts the 20-year-old’s problems down to a combination of wealth, extreme celebrity and bad parenting. Don’t hold back! [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: The Webbys are kind of like the Grammys for digital artists. So I guess it’s not that surprising that multi-media pioneers like Beyonce, Jay Z and Pharrell are among the nominees who have been rewarded for putting the internet to really good use over the past 12 months. [Billboard]

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