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Nick Jonas Confirms He’s No Longer A Virgin: Morning Mix

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:: Listen up ladies — Nick Jonas is no longer a virgin! The “Teacher” singer confirmed the news during his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, saying: “I’m an adult in all ways and comfortable with who I am.” If only he was single! [VH1 Celebrity]

:: Legendary director Mike Nichols passed away at the age of 83. He was famous for making classic films like The Graduate and Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?  Nichols was married to Diane Sawyer, and was one of a dozen people to have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award. [The Hollywood Reporter]

:: Queen Latifah is set to host this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert, which will take place on December 11 in Oslo, Norway. The entertainer stated: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this year’s concert and to help celebrate such amazing individuals who have each worked so hard on behalf of children’s rights to education.” [Billboard]

:: Taylor Swift isn’t the only musician who is getting close with their fans! As part of his upcoming album promotion, J. Cole is playing the full record inside of his biggest fans’ homes. How cool is that? [Miss Info]

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Lady Gaga’s Former Talent Scout Wins $7.3 Million In Lawsuit Against Music Producer: Morning Mix

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:: Wendy Starland, a talent scout who helped to find Lady Gaga, just won a major lawsuit! She filed against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari, claiming that he failed to share the profits in discovering the “female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes.” Starland is now walking away with $7.3 million in her pocket! [Billboard]

:: It turns out that Bono‘s injuries from his cycling accident are very serious. The U2 frontman suffered from various fractures — including a facial one, a shoulder fracture and one on the humerus. He had to undergo five hours of surgery. [Billboard]

:: Justin Timberlake just got even richer! The singer is now the co-owner of audio technology company, AfterMaster. The business focuses on re-mastering and enhancing the quality of songs. [Entrepreneur]

:: Watch out, #Directioners! Taylor Swift is still friends with her ex-boyfriend, One Direction‘s Harry Styles. The pair split last year, but have recently been talking again. Maybe their conversations began with the songs she wrote about him on 1989? [Just Jared]

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Jessie J And Betty Who To Perform At 2014′s NewNowNext Awards: Morning Mix

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:: Jessie J and Betty Who are set to perform at this year’s NewNowNext Awards — Logo TV’s annual awards show. Joe Jonas will also provide his DJ talents at the ceremony, which airs on the network live from Miami on December 7 and December 12 on MTV. [MTV]

:: One Direction‘s Zayn Malik is not happy with Matt Lauer! During the band’s recent appearance on the Today show, the host asked the members if Malik’s no-show was due to substance abuse problems. The singer responded, saying “I’m really angry and upset by what was said. I was really ill at the weekend, that’s why I couldn’t fly to America.” [Celebuzz]

:: Taylor Swift is always super nice to her fans, and the singer is now playing Santa! She has been sending early Christmas presents to some lucky members of her fanbase, which are personalized with handwritten notes. How sweet! [MTV]

:: Looks like Lorde and Diplo have ended their beef  (if they were actually bickering in the first place). The producer/DJ wrote to the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack curator on Twitter, asking if she’ll go to the Los Angeles film premiere. [MTV]

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U2 Cancels ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ Residency Following Bono Injury: Morning Mix

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:: Following Bono‘s injuries from a cycling accident, U2 has cancelled their performances for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In a statement, the band said: “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.” [CNN]

:: It was previously announced that Disclosure would be a part of the Band Aid 30‘s recording of their charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014).” But a rep for the electronic duo states otherwise: “No planned remix or involvement of any kind unfortunately.” Sorry guys! [Stereogum]

:: Nick Jonas took his talents to NYC’s subway underground over the weekend! The “Teacher” singer performed with his acoustic guitar at the West 4th street station, to many people’s surprise. [Popdust]

:: Azealia Banks sure is a talker! The entertainer is now discussing booties — fake ones, to be exact. In an interview with The Daily Beast, she said: “I like butts. But I like the real butts. With the fake butts, you can always see the ‘shelf.’ I can see the implant in there, and see where the muscle is snatching that implant up. Butt technology needs to come a little bit further.” We totally agree. [Celebuzz]

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Jennifer Lopez Is A ‘New York Times’ Best-Selling Author: Morning Mix

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:: Jennifer Lopez, already a triple threat, has become a New York Times best-selling author with her first-ever book. True Love, a memoir, divulges intimate details of her high-profile relationships with the likes of Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony. [NYT]

:: Britney Spears hosted a #6SecondsOfSpears Q&A over the weekend. Fans learned what she orders at Starbucks, what she keeps in her purse, and what she wants for Christmas this year. [Twitter]

:: Rihanna‘s #R8 could be arriving “closer than anyone realized,” according to music industry insider DJ Skee. He also claims that a new Beyonce single will arrive this week. [SPIN]

:: Prince invited rising R&B auteur FKA Twigs to his Paisley Park studios to perform a surprise show on November 15. “Words cannot express my feeling right now,” a spectator said. [Okayplayer]

:: Pitbull is among several Latin acts performing at the Calibash festival, January 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Tickets go on sale November 21. [Billboard]

:: Lifetime’s Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B debuted over the weekend, to a slew of criticism from viewers. (Star Alexandra Shipp‘s singing was just one of their many concerns.) The biopic’s producers admitted that the fury “was hard to ignore, but you can’t dwell on it.” [The Washington Post]

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Taylor Swift Left Spotify Due To A Major Paycheck Snub: Morning Mix

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:: Taylor Swift recently gave a politically-correct answer explaining why she removed her albums from Spotify, but now the real information has come forward. According to her label, the singer only earned an approximate $500K — much less than the yearly $6 million that artists of her high ranking usually make. Her label CEO Scott Borchetta explained: “The facts show that the music industry was much better off before Spotify hit these shores. Don’t forget this is for the most successful artist in music today. What about the rest of the artists out there struggling to make a career? Over the last year, what Spotify has paid is the equivalent of less than 50,000 albums sold.” [Spin]

:: Mark your calendars! MTV has announced the 2015 premiere dates of the Video Music Awards and the Movie Awards. The former will air live on Sunday, August 30 while the former can be watched on Sunday, April 12. [MTV]

:: Speaking of award ceremonies, this year’s Latin Grammys have revealed their performance roster. Pitbull, Carlos Santana, Chris Brown, Marc Anthony, Wisin and MAGIC! will all touch the stage. The show will air live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, on November 20 at 8 p.m. EST on Univision. [Billboard]

:: Culture Club announced the cancellation of their North American and UK reunion tour, which was set to begin on November 15. The reason for the decision was due to a polyp found on Boy George‘s throat, and his doctor has ordered him to rest as to avoid an operation. [via press release]

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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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