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Beyonce & Jay Z Renew Their Wedding Vows: Morning Mix

Still Crazy In Love

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:: Congrats are in order for Beyonce and Jay Z! According to People, the star couple renewed their wedding vows after six years of marriage. Maybe now those divorce rumors can be put to an end. [People]

:: Courtney Love will try her hand at acting again, as the Hole singer is set to appear on FOX’s Empire. She will be a recurring guest star on the upcoming drama, playing the role of rocker Elle Dallas. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Dr. Dre and music mogul Jimmy Iovine are planning to start their own college. The duo sold their Beats headphones company to Apple for a few billion dollars, and used the money to fund the new venture.The program’s name is called the “USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation.” [Pigeons & Planes]

:: Nine years after his single “You’re Beautiful” debuted, James Blunt is finally agreeing with the rest of the world that the song was (and still is) annoying. He told Hello! magazine, “I think, at the end of the day, I was marketed by a record company to appeal to women during Desperate Housewives‘ commercials and you lose 50 percent of the population in doing so.” Hey, better late than never! [Billboard]

:: Anna Todd, an up-and-coming novelist who writes One Direction fan fiction, just scored a six-figure publishing deal. After, her debut erotic book that follows a character’s sexual interactions with a guy named Harry Styles, will hit your nearest bookshelves next week. [Rolling Stone]

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Tyga Disses Drake, Calls The Singer “Fake”: Morning Mix

Drama In The YMCMB Camp

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:: Tyga graces Vibe magazine’s digital cover this month, and the California rapper sure has a lot to say! In the article, he talks about his recent breakup with Blac Chyna and working with Kanye West in the studio — but the highlight of the interview is Tyga dissing Young Money labelmate Drake. He states, “I don’t like Drake as a person. He’s just fake to me. I like his music; you know what I’m saying? I think his music is good, but we’re all different people. We were forced together and it was kinda’ like we were forcing relationships together.” Ouch. [VIBE]

:: Katy Perry will be turning 30 years old soon (on October 25 to be precise), and the singer had plans to ring in the new decade in a big way. She wanted to celebrate the big 3-0 in Egypt, but unfortunately the trip won’t be possible due to safety reasons. There is no word yet on what Perry will end up doing for her birthday. [Hollywood Reporter]

:: Kendrick Lamar‘s latest single, “i” will now be the theme song for the 2014-2015 NBA season. The song is uplifting and has a positive message, so maybe it will give the basketball players more motivation to perform well. [2 Dope Boyz]

:: Celebrities sure love using Twitter to stir up drama! After Amber Rose filed for divorce from husband Wiz Khalifa, the model seemed to be pretty happy without him. But the rapper tweeted her a happy birthday on Tuesday, and she responded with: “Thank u [sic] Sweetheart #StillLoveYouNoMatterWhat.” Rose then used a heart emoji to cap off the tweet. What could this all mean?! [Celebuzz]

:: Pharrell is definitely a jack of all trades! It has been announced that the entertainer will star in an upcoming film for Chanel’s Pre-Fall fashion show. He shot it in Paris last week, and it will be shown simultaneously with the presentation on December 2. [Complex]

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Taylor Swift May Be The Only Artist To Go Platinum With An Album In 2014: Morning Mix

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:: There’s no doubt that 2014 was a lackluster year for music, and to make matters worse, no albums reached Platinum status…yet. America’s sweetheart, Taylor Swift, may be music’s saving grace. The singer’s forthcoming LP 1989 may be the first album to go platinum. All hope is gone, people! (But the Foo Fighters may have a chance.) [The Guardian]

:: Cara Delevingne (a.k.a. Rihanna‘s BFF) has reportedly been in the studio working on a new single with Pharrell. Music is a completely different field than modeling, so let’s see how this will pan out. [Hollywood Reporter]

:: Annie Lennox is pretty outspoken when it comes to feminist rights, and the legendary singer has now come forward to denounce twerking. In a recent interview with NPR, she stated: “Twerking is not feminism. Thats what I’m referring to. It’s not — it’s not liberating, it’s not empowering. It’s a sexual thing that you’re doing on a stage; it doesn’t empower you. That’s my feeling about it.” [Billboard]

:: The Beatles‘ Ringo Starr is now a model! Well, kind of. The musician will be the face of sneaker brand Skechers‘ “Relaxed Fit footwear” line. Look out for the ad campaign in Spring 2015. [SPIN]

:: Sad news for die-hard Brooklyn concert-goers. Glasslands, a DIY venue in Williamsburg, will close its doors next year. In a statement, they announced that New Year’s Eve will be their last night of music. The place first opened in 2006, and booked acts like TV On The Radio, Disclosure and MGMT. [Brooklyn Vegan]

:: Remember when all those diva rumors popped up about Ariana Grande? Well the singer isn’t too happy about it. In fact, she allegedly turned to Miley Cyrus for advice. The Instagram-loving singer apparently told Grande: “Girl, don’t even look at it. Just be happy that you’re blessed. You have family and friends love you, you have fans that love you who know what’s true and what’s not. …It will blow over and tomorrow they’ll be talking about something else.” [Gawker]

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Taylor Swift Calls Out Her “Sexist” Haters: Morning Mix

Shake Off The Haters!

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:: Taylor Swift has a message for all her haters out there! When asked about the critique of her always writing about ex-boyfriends, she stated “I think frankly that’s a very sexist angle to take. No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says that about Bruno Mars. They’re all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriends, their love life and no one raises a red flag there.” [via MTV News]

:: Speaking of Taylor Swift and her love life…the singer recently gave some advice to friend Selena Gomez. During her appearance on The Talk, Gomez said this about Swift: “[Taylor] was actually at my house the other day and we were sitting by the fire and I was talking about relationships and business in my life and she just kind of looked at me, and she supports me and never judges me for anything, and she was like, ‘Selena, if you’re the smartest person in the room, I think you’re going to be in the wrong room.’” [MTV]

:: Legendary reggae singer John Holt has passed away at the age of 69. He is known for being a member of The Paragons, and for songs like “The Tide Is High” and “Stick By Me.” [The Guardian]

:: Chris Brown, T.I., Trey Songz, J. Cole, and Tinashe are all added to Power 106 FM’s “Cali Christmas” annual concert. It will take place on December 5 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA, and tickets go on sale this Thursday. [Rap-Up]

:: Ever wondered what it would be like if Jay Z, DMX and Ja Rule created a rap super-group? Well it almost happened! In the late ’90s, the three artists recorded separately under Irv Gotti‘s Murder INC. label and even had some collaborations together. But it didn’t work out, as Jay Z and DMX’s relationship became tense. [MTV News]

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Lance Bass Sets Wedding Date With Model Michael Turchin: Morning Mix

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:: Lance Bass has set a date for his wedding to model Michael Turchin: December 20. Yes, Bass plans to invite his former boy bandmates in *NSYNC, though no – they will not take the stage together. “I think it’s a little cheesy if I sing at all at my wedding,” he says. [Billboard]

:: Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella died October 18 of a rare form of cancer. Borgella finished in the top 24 of the singing competition show’s seventh season. [Vulture]

:: Jhene Aiko opened up about her recent no-show to her label Def Jam’s 30th anniversary concert. She told fans that a male worker “physically assaulted a member of my management (female) … we had to leave due to the disrespect and hostile environment.” [FADER]

:: British pop star Olly Murs groaned when he learned that Taylor Swift‘s “Out of the Woods” may be about ex-boyfriend Harry Styles. “Come on, let it go. Write something new that isn’t about Harry,” he said. [J-14]

:: Drake took a few warm-up shots with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team during its preseason Big Blue Madness. Unfortunately, he air-balled. [Vulture]

:: Katy Perry wasn’t pleased to find out that Betty Crocker discontinued its Rainbow Chip frosting. She’s hardly alone – when the news first hit, tubs of it were selling for nearly $100 online. [Twitter]

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Iggy Azalea Accepts Snoop Dogg’s Apology: Morning Mix

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:: After the unnecessary feud between Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg escalated (with even Azeliea Banks randomly joining in), Snoop has decided to finally apologize to the Aussie rapper via Instagram video – natch. She then tweeted (& deleted), “I appreciate the apology.” [Digital Spy]

:: Summer music festival season recently ended, but Bonnaroo is already prepped for next year! They announced their 2015 dates, which will take place on the weekend of June 11th – 14th in Manchester, TN. The lineup will be announced in February. [Consequence of Sound]

:: The Songwriters Hall of Fame 2015 nominees have been announced, with writers like Tom Petty, Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Babyface and Linda Perry being considered. The selected songwriters will be inducted in the June 2015 ceremony. [Billboard]

:: Will there ever be a time when Justin Bieber is not in trouble? The Canadian bad boy recently threw a homecoming party when he returned to the states after traveling Europe, but the celebration was soon busted by the cops due to noise complaints. [TMZ]

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U2 Apologize (Kind Of) For Surprise ‘Songs Of Innocence’ Release: Morning Mix

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:: Remember that horrible time when U2 added their new album, Songs Of Innocence, to our iCloud accounts? Well now they are finally apologizing…kind of. The band’s frontman, Bono, addressed the fiasco during a Facebook Q&A session: “Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.” [Pitchfork]

:: Tyga spoke with our friends over at Vibe magazine about his experience working with Kanye West on his forthcoming album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. The Young Money rapper stated, “He just told me to come to the studio one day and just gave me and Big Sean this long speech. He was just saying what it is, and what we need to do as young artists and how we just need to take control of this shit. We got the voice, and people follow what we do.” Read what else Tyga had to say here.

:: Erykah Badu took to the streets of New York City to…sing for money? The artist went to the infamous Times Square to see what it was like to perform for the passing tourists. She ended up making $3.60 at the end. [Pigeons & Planes]

:: Britney Spears‘ Las Vegas residency is making the destination city some major bank! The singer’s Planet Hollywood show revenue has boosted the city’s annual earnings by $20 million. That would explain why they extended her residency for two more years…[PopDust]

:: Ariana Grande will be making a return to acting, as she’ll be starring in the animated film UnderdogsGlee star Matthew MorrisonNicholas Hoult and Katie Holmes are also casted. It is set for an April 10, 2015 release. [MTV News]

:: Next year, a new documentary titled 808 plans to hit the silver screen. The project, which focuses on the instrument that helped to change music in the ’80s, will feature commentary from Pharrell, Diplo, David Guetta, Questlove and more. [Rolling Stone]

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Iggy Azalea Fires Back At Snoop Dogg’s Insults On Twitter: Morning Mix

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:: After Snoop Dogg posted a not-so-nice picture of an Albino woman on his Instagram with the caption, “Iggy Azalea no make up,” the “Fancy” star went to Twitter to slam the rapper. She wrote, “And everytime I’ve spoken to you, you’ve always been nice as hell. I’m disappointed you’d be such an ass for no reason.” [E! News]

:: Courtney Love is always reliable for fun musical drama! She is now claiming that Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan wrote a number of songs about her. When the band’s frontman “stopped writing about me, he stopped having hits.” Whatever you say, Court! [Billboard]

:: There’s some good news for XXL magazine! The publication announced it will not be ending its print edition after all. They plan to release another issue by year’s end. The news comes after Harris Publications sold XXL to digital-based Townsquare Media. [MTV]

:: Not everyone is a fan of Rihanna‘s sexual image, including Mel C. The former Spice Girl told Radio Times the singer needs to have more dignity: “My five-year-old loves Rihanna. But she has no idea what her idol looks like because there’s little footage that I’m happy for her to see. It’s a shame that a talented, successful woman expresses herself in such an overtly sexual way.” [Refinery 29]

:: One Direction member Zayn Malik may be coming to a theater near you! The singer has reportedly been asked to star in a Bollywood film, since he apparently has a huge fanbase in India. [Digital Spy]

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Ariana Grande Confirms Her Relationship With Big Sean: Morning Mix

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:: Ariana Grande has confirmed her relationship with Big Sean. The mini-diva spoke with The Telegraph about dating the rapper, stating “He is one of the most amazing men in the whole world, and that includes my grandfather and my brother. I think the world of him, and he’s an amazing person. That’s kind of all there is to it.” How sweet! The two were rumored to be a couple since the 2014 VMAs in August, and Big Sean even appears on My Everything‘s “Best Mistake.” They previously collaborated on 2013′s “Right There,” and he’s also featured on “Problem.” [Miss Info]

:: Speaking of Grande, she has been receiving a lot of flack for allegedly being a stuck-up diva, but “Bang Bang” collaborator Jessie J is stepping up to her defense. The Sweet Talker stated, “I’ve met Ariana, and there’s a very thin line between ‘diva’ and ‘survival.’ And a lot of people can’t [differentiate that] — and I’ve had that. I’ve had the diva stuff. And it’s when people can’t cope with how passionate you are, and how much you care.” [Billboard]

:: There’s no doubt that Ed Sheeran is currently one of pop’s biggest stars. But the UK crooner did not always have it so easy before he made it big. He revealed in his new book A Visual Journey that he spent two-and-a-half years homeless on the London streets. Sheeran wrote in an excerpt, “There was an arch outside Buckingham Palace that has a heating duct and I spent a couple of nights there… I didn’t have anywhere to live for much of 2008 and the whole of 2009 and 2010, but somehow I made it work.” [Digital Spy]

:: Mark Bell, a major influence in the ’90s London club scene, has sadly passed away. He is best known for producing for Björk, and being the co-founder of British house duo LFO. [Spin]

:: Simon Cowell has a feeling that The X Factor USA will be making a return to our screens. The show hasn’t aired in the U.S. since last December, and with competition like NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Rising Star making a comeback may be harder than Cowell expects. [Rolling Stone]

:: Ozzy Osbourne will be honored at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, where he’ll received the Global Icon Award. Catch the legendary rocker and other stars when the show airs on Sunday, November 9. [MTV]

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Ariana Grande Returns To The Studio: Morning Mix

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:: Ariana Grande spent an entire day recording at a studio in London, less than two months after she released her sophomore album My Everything. Could she be working on its follow-up? [Twitter]

:: Selena Gomez confronts Billy Crudup in a dramatic preview of the musical drama Rudderless. The film hits theaters and Video on Demand on October 17. [MTV]

:: Jessie J has done an acoustic rendition of “Ain’t Been Done,” the opening track of her third studio album Sweet Talker. Recently, she gave Sam Smith‘s “Stay with Me” the same stripped-down treatment.  [MTV]

:: Rap minimalist DJ Mustard hopes to work with Disclosure, Sam Smith and Calvin Harris sometime in the future. He’s already had experience branching out — after conquering hip-hop/R&B radio, he toured with and opened for Skrillex. [Los Angeles Times]

:: Justin Bieber was reportedly cleared of allegedly stealing a fan’s cell phone at a Dave & Buster’s in Los Angeles. The Believe pop star lunged for the device, as the fan was attempting to take photos of him and on-again, off-again girlfriend Selena Gomez. [Billboard]

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