Posts tagged "Morning Mix"

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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Justin Bieber Might Have Posted (And Then Deleted) A Nude On Instagram: Morning Mix

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:: Justin Bieber got everyone talking by posting a shirtless (and possibly pantless) selfie on Instagram. The dimly-lit pic was taken from crotch level, which is, at the very least, creative. [MTV]

:: Dreams do come true. Andre Johnson, the rapper that cut off his penis before jumping off a building, now says he wants to do porn and Vivid Entertainment is interested in seeing the reattached member in action. Touching. [NME]

:: Nirvana‘s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is one of the seminal rock songs of the ’90s and the video is equally iconic, which makes the original casting call an important piece of music history. It asked fans of the grunge band to adapt a high school persona. [Spin]

:: Our friends over at Vibe are celebrating NSFW week (it’s a thing) and posted a gallery of “the best celebrity O-faces and bedroom selfies”. What are you waiting for? [Vibe]

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Boyz II Men To Sing Love Songs About Pretzel Buns In Wendy’s Campaign: Morning Mix

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:: Boyz II Men have signed on to sing love songs about pretzel buns as part of a new Wendy’s campaign. They will spoof their massive hits, which means that “I’ll Eat Pretzel Buns With You” is more than likely going to happen. Yay? [Rickey]

:: This is kind of sad. Zendaya has pulled out of the upcoming Aaliyah biopic after her family expressed concern about casting. It’s strange because she has a wholesome image and similar voice. It’s hard to think of a better candidate. [E! Online]

:: Eminem‘s iconic career has been dissected in a new academic work called Eminem And Rap, Poetry, Race: Essays. It even features a foreward from Talib Kweli. Sounds like a real page-turner! [Spin]

:: While some talent show judges like to run their mouth, Kesha has vowed to keep it cute on Rising Star. She explained that she isn’t interested in “shitting on anyone’s dreams”. That’s really sweet. [Billboard]

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Lily Allen Dedicates “F*ck You” To FIFA President: Morning Mix

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:: Lily Allen dedicated George W. Bush burn song “F*ck You” at Glastonbury to FIFA president Sepp Blatter: “…one of the most — well, actually not the most corrupt person — but annoyingly corrupt person there is in the world.” (Skip to 22:40 above.) [Vulture]

:: Speaking of the World Cup, Shakira is confirmed to perform her own tournament anthem, “Dare (La La La),” during the closing ceremony performance. She will join Santana, Wyclef Jean and Avicii in Rio de Janeiro on July 13. [Billboard]

:: Rick Ross was arrested on June 27, following his 2014 Superjam performance in Greensboro, N.C. Why? He failed to show up for a court date, regarding another arrest related to marijuana possession. [TMZ]

:: A Michael Jackson documentary, Michael Jackson: The Last Photoshoot, has triggered a lawsuit. The production company is suing Jackson’s estate, in attempts to prove it acquired the rights to use footage from an Ebony interview and photo shoo. The estate claims that said footage is private. [THR]

:: Miley Cyrus revealed that she has adopted a new dog, a Shetland sheepdog named Emu. “He’s here and here to say,” she says — and there’s plenty of photographic proof. [Billboard]

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Lorde Thinks We Should Spend Less Time Thinking About Sexy Pop Stars: Morning Mix

:: Lorde thinks we should stop worrying about sexy pop stars like Rihanna. “I don’t see a female without clothing as a terrible influence,” she said in a recent interview. “There are worse things. Shooting people.” Good point. [Gossip Cop]

:: They certainly have an affinity with grass. The boys of One Direction popped up at Wimbledon and politely watched a couple of tennis matches. Looks like a fun day out! [Digital Spy]

:: Daft Punk is the subject of a new documentary. There is no word as to what the film will cover but it promises to delve deeper into the men beneath the helmets. Sounds like a blockbuster. [Spin]

:: This sounds a little dubious. In Ja Rule‘s new autobiography he claims that he once hit 50 Cent with a baseball bat and, here’s the kicker, with a crutch. There’s a lot of bad blood between the former rivals but this is a little bit far-fetched. [MTV]

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