Posts tagged "Morning Mix"

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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Miley Cyrus Hires Psychic To Get In Contact With Her Beloved Deceased Dog, Floyd: Morning Mix

:: Miley Cyrus has hired an animal medium to try to see if she could contact her deceased dog Floyd telepathically. Fingers crossed, she finds some kind of closure. [Oh No They Didn’t]

:: While working with Madonna on her upcoming album, Diplo convinced the pop icon to record a dub plate of “La Isla Bonita,” changing the first line to “Last Night, I dreamed of Major Lazer.” This made BBC DJ Annie Mac have a full-blown freakout. [Stereogum]

:: It seems that “Blurred Lines” crooner Robin Thicke is officially moving on from ex-wife Paula Patton, sources telling Perez Hilton that an attorney is officially filing a settlement. [Gawker]

:: Apparently, Pop Diva Cher really hated “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and legendary songwriter Diane Warren had to physically restrain Cher in order to record it. It’s all for the music, really. [Pop Justice]

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Ariana Grande’s Grandfather Dies After Losing His Battle With Cancer: Morning Mix

:: “Break Free” songstress Ariana Grande paid tribute to her late grandfather with a series of tweets. He passed away from cancer on July 22. [MTV]

:: To celebrate her golden 22nd year on Earth, Selena Gomez went to St. Tropez for her birthday vacation with gal-pal and model Cara Delevinge. The paparazzi followed suit, getting too close for comfort and causing Selena to demand some much-needed R-E-S-P-E-C-T. [Gossip Cop]

:: After dumping rapper Big Sean back in April, Naya Rivera just got hitched to actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. What can we say — girl moves quick. [Oh No They Didn't]

:: Justin Bieber has reportedly signed on to become the next celebrity spokesmodel for Calvin Klein underwear, completing his inevitable Marky-Mark spiritual journey. [Pink Is The New Blog]

:: Sheezus singer Lily Allen lashes out against BBC Radio 1 after getting dumped from their playlist and talks music-industry sexism. [NME]

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Iggy Azalea And Rita Ora Look Smokin’ Hot In Their “Black Widow” Video: Morning Mix

:: Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora have been snapped on the set of their Kill Bill-themed “Black Widow” video wearing leather bodysuits. Needless to say, the blond bombshells look completely amazing. [Rap-Up]

:: Fresh from sampling Miley Cyrus on new single “Hunger Of The Pine”, Alt-J are turning their talents to cinema. The British trio has scored a new short film called Wander With Me, which is described as a coming of age story. [NME]

:: Snoop Dogg is the poster man (?) for marijuana, so it’s not that surprising that he sparked up a joint in the bathroom of the White House. Amazingly, security was fooled by the rapper saying he needed to “burn something” because he was doing “a number two”. Words escape me. [MTV]

:: The concert event of 2014 is almost upon us. Mariah Carey has hinted at a looming world tour in a post on her newly overhauled website. This is amazing news for thirsty Lambs and connoisseurs of fine music. [Vibe]

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Drake Is Not Having Sex With Kris Jenner: Morning Mix

:: Breathe a sigh of relief. Apparently, there were rumors swirling about that Drake hooked up with Kris Jenner after the ESPY Awards but it — not very surprisingly — turned out to be a load of crap. [Gossip Cop]

:: Ben Langmaid seems to be holding a grudge against former La Roux bandmate Elly Jackson. In true 2014 fashion, he shaded the redhead by favoriting and retweeting negative comments about her. Very mature. [NME]

:: You’re not alone if your opinion of country star Tim McGraw plummeted after he slapped a female fan for tugging at his jeans at a recent concert. He has tried to explain the situation away by calling it a “pure instinctive reaction”. That doesn’t quite cut it. [TMZ]

:: Taylor Swift has dated the vast majority of men in Hollywood but Zach Braff is not one of them. He clarified the situation in an interview, calling her a “sweet girl”. Expect a passive-aggressive song response from the country queen. [Just Jared]

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