Posts tagged "Morning Mix"

Pharrell Launches His Own Cheeseburger Called “The Pharrell Burger” In Tokyo: Morning Mix

:: Pharrell teamed up with Japanese music producer NIGO to launch his own cheeseburger  — fittingly called “The Pharrell Burger” — at Tokyo’s 2-5 Café. Is there anything this guy doesn’t have?! [MTV]

:: Visiting Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rihanna got so inspired that she now wants to potentially buy a UK football club, herself. [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: Failing to appear to his court hearing in Texas because of misdemeanor charges in May 2013, rapper Wiz Khalifa has been issued a warrant for his arrest. [E Online]

:: Rufus Wainwright called the 2013 MTV Unplugged mash-up performance of Miley Cyrus’ “We Don’t Stop” and Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me” as “one of the most horrifying things” he’s seen in his life. Ouch. [The Guardian]

:: Iggy Azalea went vintage clothes shopping with Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott for MTV’s House Of Style. [Billboard]

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams Cancels Two “Monumentour” Shows Because Of Exhaustion: Morning Mix

:: Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams canceled two Texas “Monumentour” show dates with pop-punk rockers Fall Out Boy due to chest infection and exhaustion. [Billboard]

:: Accused of having ghost producers, Scottish beatsmith Calvin Harris took to Twitter to set the record straight. [MTV]

:: President Barack Obama channels his inner Iggy Azalea and raps “Fancy,” courtesy of barackdubs. [Buzzfeed]

:: Sued for sampling  “Khosara, Khosara” from the Egyptian movie Fata Ahlami in his hit track “Big Pimpin’,” hip-hop kingpin Jay Z hits another setback due to a Supreme Court ruling as the trial enters its seventh year. [Hollywood Reporter]

:: British “Boom Clap” songstress Charlie XCX opens up about her track “I Love It” for Swedish duo Icona Pop, calling the hit “one of the most annoying songs in the world,” but only in the best way possible. [NME]

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Justin Bieber Shares Shirtless Photos On Instagram… Again: Morning Mix

Bieber Takes It Off
:: Justin Bieber teased a few photos of what looks like a potential Calvin Klein photo shoot on Instagram. [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: In light of Guiseppe Zanotti’s 20th Anniversary Collection, the Italian shoemaker transformed Kanye West’s all-white Cruel Summer stiletto sandals by dipping them in gold. [MTV]

:: While another feisty concert-goer tries to chomp down on someone else’s arm, this time around it’s not at a Beyonce and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show, but rather at the Arctic Monkey’s Lollapalooza set. The zombie apocalypse really is coming. [Stereogum]

:: Although there were rumors that ethereal UK electronic-pop trio London Grammar were part of secret society the Illuminati, frontwoman Hannah Reid took to Twitter to tell fans the hard truth. [NME]

::  “Wiggle” pop star Jason Derulo reveals that he is, indeed, over the booty and talks about his new promotional campaign for Jolly Rancher. [Rolling Stone]

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Mariah Carey Graces The Cover Of Turkey’s First-Ever Gay Magazine ‘GayMag’: Morning Mix

:: The forever-elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey posed for the debut cover of Turkey’s first-ever gay magazine, GayMag. Mimi, you would. [Pink News]

:: Busta Rhymes guest-starred on a seriously bizarre commercial for the 2015 Toyota Sienna, otherwise known as the “Swagger Wagon.” Can we please all have a moment of silence for Busta?! [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: In light of Tony Bennett’s 88th glorious year on Earth, collaborator and pal Lady Gaga gave the jazz legend a birthday present that truly goes above and beyond expectations. [MTV]

:: Things got a little too real at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show at Pasedena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday night as a 25-year-old man bit off another guy’s  finger during a brawl, causing “serious injury.” Yes, this actually happened. [Stereogum]

:: In response to recent comments about his weight, One Direction’s Liam Payne addresses his body image with a sense of humor and, of course, a good dosage of sass. [MTV]

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch To Be Sold: Morning Mix

:: Michael Jackson‘s 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch is about to be sold. The estate – 22 buildings, including a movie theater and theme park – cost tens of millions of dollars to maintain, while experts say it could be worth up to $100 million. [Forbes]

:: Nile Rodgers revealed that Daft Punk is working on new music. “Just as I finished up a new Chic song, Daft Punk sent me something AMAZING!” he said. Here’s to hoping Daft Punk had another collaboration in mind. [Facebook]

:: Rita Ora has nabbed yet another high-profile guest for her sophomore album: her label boss, Jay Z. [Q102]

:: Justin Bieber partied with Kanye West and the Kardashians at Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci‘s birthday. “Who’s your daddy?” he actually wrote to caption a snapshot of him posing with Kris Jenner. [Instagram]

:: Chris Brown‘s August 4 appearance at Drake‘s OVO Fest may be canceled. “I should regret some things but I think the lessons learned will shape me into a real man,” Brown said, following reports suggesting that he may have trouble entering Canada due to his criminal background. [Rap-Up]

:: Blood Orange‘s Dev Hynes says that he was jumped by three security guards at Lollapalooza shortly after performing – and giving a speech about police brutality. The festival is investigating the incident. [Pitchfork]

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Alicia Keys Is Pregnant With Her Second Child: Morning Mix

:: R&B legend Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are pregnant with their second child! Congratulations are in order! [Billboard]

:: By now, everyone knows the story about Memory Map‘s Michael Bridavsky and his ridiculously adorable cat Lil Bub. Or, at least,they should. [Spin]

:: DJ Mustard has confirmed that he produced three songs on Rihanna’s upcoming album. [Pop Justice]

:: Canadian DJ Deaudmau5 goes takes his Nyan Cat-wrapped Ferrari out for  a “coffee run” with Rob Ford, the current Mayor of Toronto. [TIME]

:: The trailer of  DirectTV’s new drama Kingdom, starring Nick Jonas, is officially out, and, let’s just say, he looks more ripped than ever. [Gossip Cop]

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Lily Allen Praises Miley Cyrus And Joins The “Bangerz” Tour: Morning Mix

:: UK songstress Lily Allen will open for the latest leg of Miley CyrusBangerz tour and defends Miley for being a “fearless bitch.” [Billboard]

:: EDM DJ David Guetta totally tripped out at his latest Tomorrowlands Festival set in Belgium this past weekend. Kids, what did we say about doing drugs?!? [Gawker]

:: Legendary beatmaker Swizz Beats shared two Instagram snippets of  Jay Z,  Timbaland and himself during the making of the Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Verses.” [MTV]

:: Justin Timberlake revealed that his solo career was largely inspired by Radiohead’s fourth LP Kid A. [Stereogum]

:: “Hideaway” singer Kiesza and Diplo are working together on a track called “Take You There,” which will be featured on the beatsmith’s upcoming mixtape. [Pop Justice]

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La Roux Did Not Get Dropped From BBC Radio 1′s Playlist Because She Was “Too Old”: Morning Mix

:: While there was slight speculation that British songstress La Roux got booted off BBC Radio 1’s playlist because she was “too old,” a spokesperson from the station said otherwise, noting that song selections are based only on musical merit and considered on a “case-by-case basis.” [NME]

:: In lieu of his upcoming single “Sling Shot,” New York rapper DMX went on a Sling Shot ride in Orlando, where he proceeded to scream his head off.  Leave it to TMZ to catch the entire thing. [Vulture]

:: R&B legend R. Kelly has been dropped from the Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio after many complaints about his former sexual-predator allegations. I guess the past really did catch up to you, Kellz. [Hollywood Reporter]

:: After tweeting “#FreePalestine” to his 13 million followers, One Direction’s Zayn Malik recieved death threats from a number of fans in Israel. [Billboard]

:: Andrew Lloyd Webber  confirms that he is suing Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark producer, Michael Cohl, for suddenly canceling the summer North American tour of legendary musical Jesus Christ Superstar. [Deadline]

:: Let us explore the wonders of Photoshop as Nicki Minaj’s untainted “Anaconda” cover-art is officially on the loose. [Media Take Out]

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Childish Gambino Calls Out Drake, Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q At A Show In Australia: Morning Mix

:: We all know that hip-hop is a competitive game, but Childish Gambino’s Donald Glover went on a full-on rampage at a show in Australia, calling out Drake, Kendrick Lamar and SchoolboyQ and claiming the title of “the best rapper” for himself. [Billboard]

:: French electronic-music legends Daft Punk announced that they will be releasing a documentary on BBC France in 2015, where they might finally reveal — you guessed it — their actual faces! [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: Kanye West emerges victorious in his lawsuit against bitcoin alternative, Coinye, who used Ye’s name and image as their logo. [NBC News]

:: Glee star Lea Michele will feature as a special guest on the upcoming final season of hit FX show Sons of Anarchy. [Billboard]

:: DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith expressed serious remorse when recalling his and girlfriend Sky Ferriera‘s 2013 arrest for drug possession, stating “She literally didn’t do anything wrong.” [Stereogum]

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Pharrell Says That Marvin Gaye’s Family “Smelled Money” In “Blurred Lines” Lawsuit: Morning Mix

He Hates These Blurred Lines
:: Pharrell argued that Marvin Gaye‘s family “smelled money” during the ongoing courtroom battle over whether Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” plagiarized from Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” Ouch. [Billboard]

:: Nick Jonas says that his new solo album will boast “alternative pop with soul-based vocals,” and that it’s due out this fall. Look out for his video for “Chains,” starring Dylan Penn, coming soon. [THR]

:: Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd will perform “Really Don’t Care” at this year’s Teen Choice Awards on August 10. Hilary Duff, Lea Michele and Fifth Harmony will also make appearances. [FOX]

:: A Johnny Rockets server recently yelled at Aretha Franklin for trying to eat a to-go hamburger inside the restaurant. A spokeswoman for the chain has since apologized. [Billboard]

:: A fan wrote to Taylor Swift asking for advice on unrequited love – and to her delight, Swift wrote back. “Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly,” Swift said. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Uh, Katy Perry really likes Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” single art. [Twitter]

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