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Randy Jackson Is Leaving ‘American Idol’: Morning Mix

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:: Fox has announced that Randy Jackson will be leaving American Idol after 13 seasons! He spent his time as a judge for the first 12 years, and mentored for the last season. He’ll definitely be missed on the show, dawg. [Vulture]

:: Our friends over at Vibe recently interviewed Alexandre Moors, the director of Kendrick Lamar‘s latest ’70s-inspired video for “i.” He explained to the magazine the concept of the visual: “[It] is Kendrick waking up the people. He’s doing it for himself and others. That’s why the people are following him. I was trying to find the right tune. I didn’t want it to be a happy-go-lucky video.” Click here to read what else Moors had to say about the directing process!

:: Seizures are a serious matter, but who knew they could be caused by listening to music — specifically from Ne-Yo? UK native Zoe Fennessy claims that she can’t hear the singer’s tunes or else she’ll start having seizures. She even had part of her frontal lobe removed to fix the problem. Yikes! [MTV]

:: Jay Z‘s Made In America festival in Los Angeles will reportedly cost the city’s taxpayers a ton of money — a total of $170,000 to be exact. Live Nation has already paid $500,000 to put on the event back in September, but it wasn’t enough. Now, the L.A. natives are stuck with picking up the extra tab. [Hypetrak]

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Mary J. Blige Added To ‘A Very Grammy Christmas Special’ Lineup: Morning Mix

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:: Mary J. Blige will add her soulful flair when she performs for A Very Grammy Christmas. The “Right Now” singer joins Ariana GrandePharrellMaroon 5 and Tim McGraw on the performance roster. The Recording Academy’s holiday special will air on December 5 on CBS, with the 2015 Grammy nominations set to be announced that day. [via press release]

:: In weirder news, Usher will gift fans his new “Clueless” song inside a…cereal box? The singer has partnered up with Honey Nut Cheerios to include an exclusive download of the song in specially-marked packages of the yummy brand. The promotion began yesterday (November 11), so run to your nearest Walmart to find a copy! [Billboard]

:: Taylor Swift has unveiled a free mobile app that corresponds with her latest “Blank Space” video! The virtual app allows users to have a 360-degree experience of the visuals, including taking a tour of the mansion. Pretty cool! [Huffington Post]

:: Congratulations are in order for Geri Halliwell! The former Spice Girl is now engaged to Formula 1 race car driver Christian Horner. [Just Jared]

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Madonna’s Wedding Dress From Sean Penn Is Auctioned: Morning Mix

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:: Over the weekend, a handful of Madonna‘s clothing was sold at Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll charity auction in Beverly Hills, CA. One of the standout pieces from the entertainers collection was her wedding dress from her four year-long marriage to Sean Penn that sold for $81,250. Another was her famous jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which went for a whopping $252,000! [E! Online]

:: Sad news for Emeli Sandé. The singer has divorced from her husband of only one year, Adam Gouraguine. The pair announced their separation in 2013, but now the split is official. [Digital Spy]

:: The 2014 MTV EMAs just aired on Sunday, November 9, but the ceremony is already readying their plans for next year! The awards show will be held in Milan at the Mediolanum Forum on October 25, 2015. The last time MTV hosted it in the Italian city was back in 1998. [Digital Spy]

:: Rihanna‘s stalker, a 54-year-old named Kevin McGlynn, was ordered by a NYC judge to stay away from the singer’s Manhattan apartment. Comparing him to the likes of John Lennon‘s killer, Mark David Chapman, the judge stated: “[He's a] ticking time bomb who is wholly fixated on [Rihanna] and poses a direct threat of serious physical harm or death to her and anyone around her.” [Gawker]

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Kylie And Dannii Minogue Cover ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Australia: Morning Mix

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:: Kylie and Dannii Minogue cover the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia, out today (November 10). The pop superstar siblings both wear custom-made strapless gowns and YSL heels, while younger sister Dannii wears a Tiffany & Co. hair clip worth $222,250. [Harper's Bazaar]

:: Britney Spears recently posed for Instagram with Charlie Ebersol, the man rumored to be her new boyfriend. The two of them were all smiles. [E!]

:: Did Nicki Minaj‘s “Only” lyric video use Nazi imagery? Some viewers say yes, and director Jeff Osborne isn’t denying it, either. [Vulture]

:: Jeremih is being investigated for allegedly trashing a Fuddruckers in Billings, Montana. Witnesses say that his entourage hit on a female cashier, then shattered the order menu and threw beer bottles at other employees after a manager tried to intervene. [Stereogum]

:: Katie Papworth, a terminally ill 19-year-old fan of Ed Sheeran, died of cancer just one week after she proposed to the x pop star before his Glasgow, Scotland concert. “So devastated to hear Katie has passed away,” Sheeran said. [Billboard]

:: Nickelback‘s Chad Kroeger laughs off rumors that he and Avril Lavigne have split up. “That’s like high school multiplied exponentially,” he says. The two of them married in July 2013. [PEOPLE]

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Carrie Underwood Is Expecting A Baby Boy: Morning Mix

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:: Congratulations are in order for Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are expecting a baby boy! Country star Braid Paisley accidentally spilled the beans at last night’s CMA Awards — whoops! [E! Online]

:: Foo Fighters plan to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a massive Fourth of July concert! It will take place at the RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The rockers will bring along Joan Jett and LL Cool J along for the festivities. Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 8 at 10 a.m. EST. [Consequence of Sound]

:: Now, this is a shocking story! AC/DC‘s drummer Phil Rudd has been arrested for attempting to procure a murder. The news comes after the rock band’s co-founder Malcolm Young announced he would be retiring from the group due to his battle with dementia. [TIME]

:: Some of your favorite Swedish artists will now be on…stamps? Robyn, Avicii, Seinabo Sey and Max Martin among others will have their faces issued on Postnord’s postage stamps next year — beginning on January 15. [Pitchfork]

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Britney Spears Reportedly Has A New Boyfriend: Morning Mix

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:: Well, that was fast! After her split with ex-boyfriend David Lucado just two months ago, Britney Spears has a new man! The singer is reportedly dating Charlie Ebersol, a producer and writer whose father is the co-creator of Saturday Night Live. [E! Online]

:: In other dating news, Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello has confirmed that she’s dating teen heartthrob Austin Mahone. She revealed the news on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, saying that he’s a “good guy.” How cute. [On Air with Ryan Seacrest]

:: Run DMC and LL Cool will perform at WBLS & Hot 97′s “Xmas In Brooklyn” holiday concert. It will take place on December 19 at Barclays Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 10. [Brooklyn Vegan]

:: Music mogul Diddy celebrated his 45th birthday on Tuesday, November 4 — and he received some major gifts! One of the highlights was Bad Boy Records’ own French Montana and Khloe Kardashian presenting him with a pearl white Cadillac Escalade. [Rap-Up]

:: Paris Hilton is making serious bank with her perfume empire! Her fragrance venture is worth an estimated $2 billon, and she celebrated with the launch of her 17th perfume — “To Love, Paris Hilton.” [Celebuzz]

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Jessie J And Luke James Are Now Dating: Morning Mix

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:: Earlier this year, Jessie J took back her claim of being bisexual — she said that it was just a “phase.” Well, it seems like she’s back to dating men! The Sweet Talker posted a picture on Instagram of her snuggling up with R&B singer Luke James. [Vibe]

:: U2 plans to take over The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for an entire week, beginning on November 17. The Irish rock band’s talk show residency comes after Foo Fighters‘ one-week stay on Letterman, and Metallica‘s own on The Late Late Show. [Stereogum]

:: Looks like Miley Cyrus has a new boyfriend! According to E! News, the singer has reportedly been “casually dating” (whatever that means) Patrick SchwarzneggerBut they haven’t officially claimed the boyfriend/girlfriend label. [E! News]

:: Speaking of boyfriends, Nicki Minaj allegedly smashed up the Mercedes-Benz that belongs to her ex-boo Safaree Samuels. The “Only” rapper reportedly used a baseball bat to get the job done. Classy. [Celebuzz]

:: Beyonce is 2014′s highest-paid woman in music. I mean, are we really surprised here? This year, the diva earned an estimated $115 million — which is double of what she made in 2013. Most of the money came from her extensive world tour. [Reuters]

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Taylor Swift’s Entire Music Catalog Is Removed From Spotify: Morning Mix

Such A Rebel

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:: Big Machine Label Group (a.k.a. Taylor Swift‘s record label) has swiped the singer’s entire discography from Spotify. The move was probably made to amp up her already-insane record sales, but the streaming service was none too pleased about the decision. In a statement, Spotify said: “We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want, and that artists have an absolute right to be paid for their work and protected from piracy.” [Billboard]

:: Speaking of Taylor Swift, she recently announced her 2015 world tour in support of her 1989 LP. The UK dates suspiciously circle around the Glastonbury Festival next year, which leaves the media to speculate if the singer will be performing. Time will only tell! [Digital Spy]

:: As a follow-up to her first-ever men’s fragrance (Rouge Man) released in August, Rihanna will now have a new fragrance for her female fans. The singer announced the news of the Rouge Love perfume on Twitter, but no word yet when it will be available. [MTV News]

:: In weirder news, Ariana Grande called the police on a fan who was sending her a bevy of packages. The gifts included a 42-pound pumpkin, eight Yankee candles, an anklet from Kay Jewelers and more. The cops have warned the man (a 29-year-old named Tim Normandin from Lowell, MA) to back off the singer. And we agree — it’s just plain creepy. [TMZ]

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Iggy Azalea Dressed As ‘White Chicks’ For Halloween: Morning Mix

Oh So Fancy

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:: Iggy Azalea and her friend dressed up as White Chicks for Halloween. Take note, Snoop Dogg. [BuzzFeed]

:: BenZel, the production duo that is Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch, dropped a song with Cashmere Cat and Juicy J. “Four” will appear on BenZel’s Men EP, out November 10. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West crashed an open mic night in Jersey City, N.J., to support family friend and 17-year-old rapper Jay Hype. West was “quiet, cool and collected.” [E!]

:: Lauryn Hill‘s set at the Voodoo Fest in New Orleans was cut short after the singer entered the stage 30 minutes late. The mic was cut off, Michael Jackson‘s “Billie Jean” came on and the lights were dimmed, to Hill’s frustration. [Billboard]

:: Naviyd Ely Raymond, age 6, does not think that his father Usher is a great singer. “He doesn’t care about what I do as much,” Usher says. “He’s like, ‘I’m the star. Who are you? You sing?’” [Page Six]

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Taylor Swift Teases Upcoming ’1989′ Tour: Morning Mix

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:: Taylor Swift‘s new album 1989 is a massive hit (it’s predicted to sell just over one million copies in its first week alone), so there’s no surprise the popstar wants to take the project on the road! During her appearance on Good Morning America on October 29, she stated: “I am gonna be going out on tour very soon! We’re in the early stages of planning the actual show. I’m excited about announcing things when I can announce them, but it’s going to be happening!”[Just Jared]

:: Good news for Chris Brown! The troubled entertainer has settled two assault cases: one for charging at a man in Washington D.C. and the other for brawling with Frank Ocean‘s cousin in a parking lot last January. His total payment was $120,000. But that should be chump change for him…right? [MTV]

:: Jimmy Kimmel plans to host the 2014 Country Music Awards via hologram on November 5. But that’s not all! He’ll be hosting two shows at the same damn time: the CMAS as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live. The holograms of 2pac at 2012′s Coachella and Michael Jackson at this year’s Billboard Music Awards were creepy, so hopefully the talk show host can pull it off. [Complex]

:: Suge Knight may face 30 years to life in prison after an arrest for robbery. The rap mogul was arrested alongside comedian Katt Williams, who could serve up to seven years. [Pigeons & Planes]

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