Posts tagged "Morning Mix"

Lady Gaga’s “Hood Rat” Ex-Assistant Gets Tell-All Deal: Morning Mix

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:: Lady Gaga‘s ex-assistant has struck a tell-all deal for her book titled Fame Monster. She took Gaga to court last year seeking unpaid overtime, claiming that she was expected “to be working and available 24/7,” while Gaga reportedly called her a “fucking hoodrat.” [Page Six]

:: Jeezy nabbed Jay Z to record a verse for his new album Seen It All, out September. According to Jeezy, shit got real – the task at hand brought tears to Hov’s eyes, because of how he was reminded of his Marcy Projects upbringing. [MTV]

:: Jack Antonoff, of fun. and now Bleachers, opens up in comedian Marc Maron‘s latest podcast how about a “world-shattering” event informs every decision he’s made in his career. Perhaps he’ll talk more about Taylor Swift and Katy Perry as well. [WTF Podcast]

:: Iggy Azalea‘s boyfriend Nick Young says that when she initially heard of Nicki Minaj‘s apparent BET Awards diss, she didn’t take the news well. “When she got home and was going through her phone and hearing all the things and people talking trash about her, you know I had to be there for her,” he said. “But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and it’s scaring a lot of people!” [Us Weekly]

:: Selena Gomez reveals that she got a new tattoo. She decided to get the words “Love Yourself First,” translated into Arabic, according to the artist Bang Bang. [E!]

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‘Disco Demolition 2′ To Destroy Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber Records: Morning Mix

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:: A minor-league baseball team plans to destroy Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus records due to their “musical disease.” The event has been dubbed “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” as inspired by the 1979 event in Chicago. [Los Angeles Times]

:: David Bowie hints that he will release new music soon. His last album, 2013′s The Next Day, was his first in a decade. [Pitchfork]

:: T.I. performed in the premiere episode of VH1′s new Soundclash series, produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo. When the Atlanta rapper performed “Live Your Life,” Fall Out Boy and London Grammar filled in for Rihanna. [Stereogum]

:: Rihanna apologized for a contentious tweet she sent with the hashtag “#FreePalestine.” She says that she sent the tweet out on accident, without intending to take sides on the international conflict. [Billboard]

:: Girls creator Lena Dunham has one nagging question about MAGIC!‘s #1 hit “Rude” – has the girl mentioned “even consented to marrying a Canadian reggae singer?” Ingrid Michaelson‘s got answers. [Billboard]

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BBC Defends Ed Sheeran’s Top Ranking At 1Xtra Power List: Morning Mix

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:: BBC Radio 1Xtra, a UK station dedicated to contemporary black music, has responded to criticism surrounding its annual Power List, where Ed Sheeran holds the top spot. “I think that anyone who wants to bring race into the discussion is probably a little bit misguided,” music manager Austin Daboh said. [BBC]

:: Turns out, Lana Del Rey‘s got an oral fixation. [Antenna]

:: Ricky Martin will bring his ongoing One World tour to Australia next year, April 25 – May 8. Be prepared, Aussie fans – Martin promises to perform some new music and hopes to have “a few surprises” in store. [Billboard]

:: Blink-182 is prepping a new album, says guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge. The band’s new material will follow 2011′s Neighborhoods. [Instagram]

:: Holler If You Hear Me, the Broadway musical inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac, will close on July 20 after just six weeks of performances. Last week’s show only saw 45 percent of the seats occupied. [The New York Times]

:: Pharrell will helm the soundtrack for the next NBA 2K game, following the likes of Jay Z and LeBron James. While he won’t reveal the tracklist until later this summer, he did tease that Strafe and System of a Down will be included. [Billboard]

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Cheryl Cole Married Her Boyfriend Of Three Months: Morning Mix

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:: Cheryl Cole revealed that she married boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7 by posting a photo of her wedding ring. The two had been dating for just three months. [Facebook]

:: Jessica Simpson offers a peek inside her July 5, Great Expectations-inspired wedding with retired NFL player Eric Johnson. The two married July 5 at Montecito, Calif.’s San Ysidro Ranch. [PEOPLE]

:: Jay Z joins director Spike Lee, actor Billy Crystal and famed NBA player Michael Jordan in tipping their caps to New York Yankees Derek Jeter. Jeter is about to enter his last season. [MTV]

:: Selena Gomez criticized a fan for going too far in the comments section. While the original remark was deleted, Gomez re-posted her response: “The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman.” [MTV]

:: Rap Genius has changed its name to simply Genius, in efforts to spell out its new ambitions: “Annotate the world.” The crowd-sourced site has already branched out to encompass rock, news and poetry, though not without courting controversy. [Okayplayer]

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Unretouched Photos Of Mariah Carey’s ‘Wonderland’ Shoot With Terry Richardson Surface: Morning Mix

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:: Unretouched photos of Mariah Carey‘s Wonderland shoot possibly show that her jawline was thinned, breasts were augmented and her wrists thinned before publication. What may be just as offensive, though, is how these shots, to some, might reveal that Terry Richardson‘s trademark point-and-shoot style lends to shoddy photography. [Jezebel]

:: Speaking of Mariah, Arcade Fire violinist and arranger Owen Pallett has broken down exactly why listeners cannot resist her. “The truth about Mariah is this: her upper register is the musical equivalent of a black truffle. You could shave it on any shit and we’ll still order it.” [The Guardian]

:: Ed Sheeran tops BBC’s 1Xtra’s annual Power List. Given that 1Xtra bills itself as the “UK’s leading black music station,” listed grime pioneer Wiley has already taken issue with this choice. “Not taking anything away from ed ..he is sick . but black artist in england we are getting bumped,” he says. [SPIN]

:: Rick Ross assures fans that Meek Mill will release his sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money on time, despite him currently spending three to six months in prison for probation violation. A judge had ordered Meek Mill to cut back on scheduling shows, but the rapper refused. [MTV]

:: Clueless star-turned-Fox News contributor Stacey Dash criticized Kanye West‘s comparisons of dealing with the paparazzi to rape. Her comments make for surreal viewing, particularly since Dash starred in West’s 2004 “All Falls Down” video. [DjsDoingWork.com]

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Robin Thicke Sells Less Than 60 Copies Of ‘Paula’ In Australia: Morning Mix

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:: First week sales of Robin Thicke‘s Paula in Australia look bleak, more so than in the US and UK. The album failed to chart in the ARIA Top 500, meaning that it sold less than a Blondie compilation at #500 with just 54 copies sold. Oof. [NME]

:: Arctic Monkeys and George Michael have reportedly been dodging their taxes in England. Naughty, lads! [NME]

:: “I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now,” Garth Brooks says, in a letter addressed to Aiken Productions. The company behind his five comeback shows in Dublin (July 25 – 29) decided to cancel all of them, after Brooks refused to play just three concerts. [Rolling Stone]

:: Shania Twain hints that she will embark a tour following her successful Caesars Palace residency. “Vegas has been a really good transition for me to get back onstage again, and I guess I’m enjoying it. So why not do more?” she says. [Calgary Herald]

:: Adam Levine has recruited legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks as a mentor for The Voice. Nicks appeared on the reality competition show’s first season, singing Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide” with eventual winner Javier Colon. [CNN]

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Miley Cyrus Is Rumored (Again) To Be Dating Mike WiLL Made It: Morning Mix

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:: Miley Cyrus has been dating producer Mike WiLL Made It for nine months, according to multiple (unnamed) sources. The two have been rumored to be seeing each other since Bangerz lead single “We Can’t Stop” dominated radio, though they’ve maintained that they’re just friends. [Us Weekly]

:: fun. will appear on Beck‘s long-awaited Song Reader, out July 29 on Capitol. Beck previously released the sheet music to Song Reader in 2012, with hopes that fans would record their own versions of those songs. [Stereogum]

:: Weezer will release its ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on September 30. The band teamed with Ric Ocasek, the producer behind Weezer’s landmark records The Blue Album and The Green Album. [EW]

:: Justin Bieber was charged with one count of misdemeanor for allegedly egging his neighbor’s Calabasas home. Other neighbors have since accused Bieber of throwing loud parties and driving recklessly. [Rolling Stone]

:: Nicki Minaj will appear on Home Shopping Network on July 11 at midnight to promote her latest fragrance, Minajesty Exotic. Fans will also be able to call in to speak with the Pink Print star herself. [Instagram]

:: When Jay Z asks if his two-step is off, Beyonce will speak the truth. [Instagram]

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Rihanna Recorded A Song Written By Kiesza: Morning Mix

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:: Kiesza says that she wrote a few songs that Rihanna decided to record. “The one that Rihanna has cut is one that I never in a million years expected her to pick out, so it was super interesting,” she says. [Digital Spy]

:: Ciara has shared the best photo of her and Future‘s newborn son, also named Future. While on a blanket with bunny ears sewn onto it, baby Future sported an Air Jordan onesie that says, “RISE ABOVE ALL.” [Instagram]

:: Pop hitmaker The-Dream released a free seven-song EP, Royalty:The Prequel. One song is titled “OutKast.” Another is called “Pimp C Lives” – but of course. [Pitchfork]

:: Meek Mill recently announced his sophomore LP, Dreams Worth More Than Money, only to lash out at his own Maybach Music Group labelmate. “Wale just ain’t gone tweet a thing about my album,” he said, adding, “#UNOTMMG.” [MTV]

:: Big Sean took a break during a studio session to catch Miley CyrusBangerz special on NBC. “That chain so hard,” he said, while staring at one of the tour’s oddest props: a life-size Big Sean bobblehead. [Instagram]

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Jimmy Kimmel Attempts Sia’s “Chandelier” Dance: Morning Mix

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:: Late night host Jimmy Kimmel attempted to dance as Dance Moms star Maddie Ziegler, age 11, does in Sia‘s “Chandelier” video. “I don’t dance a lot, but when I do dance, I dance well,” Kimmel says. Ziegler isn’t impressed. Watch up top. [Rolling Stone]

::Pink Floyd may be releasing their first new music in 20 years. The celebrated rock band will drop a new album of unreleased material, The Endless River, in October, according to guitarist David Gilmour‘s wife Polly Samson. [Billboard]

:: The official trailer for Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side, starring Andre 3000, has been revealed. After debuting to positive reviews at film festivals, the film will debut nationwide in September. [Stereogum]

:: Jessica Simpson married retired NFL player Eric Johnson on July 5 in Montecito, Calif. The couple has been dating since 2010 and have two children, Maxwell and Ace. [PEOPLE]

:: Did Jay Z cheat on Beyonce? During the On the Run tour, Bey revised the lyrics of 2006′s “Resentment” to say she’s been “riding with you for 12 years,” or how long they’ve been together, but felt she couldn’t do it for him – not like his mistress, but “that wack bitch” could. [Myspace]

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Katy Perry Is Being Sued By A Christian Rapper For Singing About Witchcraft: Morning Mix

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:: Katy Perry is being sued by Christian rapper Flame over copyright infringement and… black magic. He believes “Dark Horse” rips off his song “Joyful Noise”, which has now been tarnished by its association with witchcraft and paganism. Because apparently that’s what the Prism diva’s single promotes. [Gossip Cop]

:: This is sad news. Jewel announced that she’s splitting with Ty Murray, her husband of six years. “[I] trust that you will all honor and have reverence for how difficult this journey is, and allow us our process as we not only grieve the loss of our marriage, but also as we recreate ourselves in the ashes,” she wrote on her website. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Miley CyrusBangerz tour is about to get a whole lot wilder. She will be joined by British wild woman Lily Allen for a bunch of North American dates in August. It promises to be quite the double bill. [MTV]

:: Only one album has sold more than one million copies in 2014. That’s the grim news from Billboard’s mid-year sales round-up. For the record, the biggest seller is the Frozen soundtrack followed by Beyonce‘s self-titled visual album. [Billboard]

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