Posts tagged "Morning Mix"

Kathy Griffin Challenges Nicki Minaj To A “Boo-Tay-Off”: Morning Mix

:: Comedian Kathy Griffin has officially nominated Nicki Minaj..not for the Ice Bucket Challenge, but a butt contest — “a boo-tay-off,” rather — after having seen Minaj’s “Anaconda” video. “It’s like the Ice Bucket Challenge, but it doesn’t even have any charity associated with it at all,” Griffin says. [AP]

:: One of Nicki Minaj‘s back-up dancers was bitten by a six-foot long, non-venomous snake during rehearsals for the MTV VMAs. (Yes, they were performing her Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling “Anaconda.”) “It is in no way life-threatening, but scary,” a Viacom rep said. [MTV]

:: Speaking of the VMAs: Iggy Azalea fell off stage while performing at a pre-awards show benefit concert. Afterwards, The New Classic star posted a video of the incident herself. “Sorry, but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed,” she said. [Instagram]

:: Cat Power invited Sky Ferreira to perform at a concert benefiting Ferguson protesters. Ferreira says that while she’s scheduled to perform elsewhere, all proceeds from her own show will also go toward the same cause. [Rolling Stone]

:: Wiz Khalifa canceled a concert in Culta Vista, Calif., after finding out that a fan was fatally shot backstage at a show the night before. “This was a senseless tragedy. Violence is never the answer. My prayers go out to the victim’s family,” he said. [Billboard]

:: Shawn Mendes really digs Taylor Swift‘s new song. [Twitter]

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Rapstress Remy Ma Talks About Her Kids, Her Marriage To Papoose And Prison: Morning Mix

:: Released from jail in July, femcee Remy Ma sits down with VIBE to talk about her kids, her marriage to fellow New York rapper Papoose and her fear of going back to prison. [VIBE]

:: Rapper Talib Kweli got in a shouting match with reporter Don Lemon over CNN’s coverage of the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. [MTV]

:: Christian country songstress RaeLynn released a new song called “God Made Girls.” Enough said. [The Frisky]

:: Justin Bieber shaved off his ‘stache. All is right with the world again. [Gawker]

:: Swedish electronic duo The Knife announced that they will split up right after their November tour. [Dazed]

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Vanessa Hudgens Poses For The Cover Of ‘Flaunt Magazine,’ And She Looks Amazing: Morning Mix

:: Vanessa Hudgens shows off her super bangin’ bod on the cover of Flaunt Magazine. [Hollywood Life]

:: Justin Bieber is being sued (again) for allegedly ordering a body guard to attack a photographer. [TMZ]

:: The Elusive Chanteuse Mariah Carey might be having trouble in paradise with hubby Nick Cannon. Are they headed for a divorce? Is love, as we know it, over? [Celebuzz!]

:: Jennifer Hudson’s half brother is in jail for stabbing his estranged wife’s lover. [US Magazine]

:: In lieu of DKNY’s latest fragrance MYNY, pop starlet Rita Ora and Cronut inventor Dominque Ansel teamed up together in NYC’s Madison Square Park to promote the perfume. [MTV]

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Killer Mike Reacts To The Chaos In Ferguson, Missouri: Morning Mix

:: Georgia rapper Killer Mike reacts to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri in a powerful Op-Ed piece for Billboard. [Billboard]

:: Pharrell‘s signature Vivienne Westwood hat will officially be on display at the Newseum in Washington DC. You know, just in case you wanted to be only a few feet from this iconic accessory. [MTV]

:: Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz “pulled a Chris Brown” and bleached his hair. Enough said. [Oh No They Didn't]

:: Amongst the slew of celebrities completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Foo Fighters joined in on the cause and also spoofed Stephen King‘s Carrie in the process.[Consequence Of Sound]

:: Spotted — Drake and Rihanna were in the same club on Monday night in New York City. Is something a-brewin’ between them again? [Celebuzz!]

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Kanye And Paul McCartney Are Reportedly Working On A Track Called “Piss On My Grave”: Morning Mix

:: Kanye West might be collaborating with The BeatlesPaul McCartney on a track that is allegedly called “Piss On My Grave.” We can only really begin to imagine what that will sound like.[Page Six]

:: EDM badboy DeadMau5 calls out Trey Songz for stealing his remix of Calvin Harris‘ “I’m Not Alone.” However, the Scottish DJ managed to (hopefully) calm the Canadian beatsmith down. [Oh No They Didn't]

:: Rita Ora covered herself from head to toe in pearls for England’s V Fest, and she looks pretty amazing to say the least. [MTV]

:: Weird Al Yankovic completes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a usual dosage of flare and nominates Barack Obama, the Dalai Llama and the Pope to be next in line. [Stereogum]

:: Round Hill Music won an auction for “Collide” crooner Howie Day‘s publishing catalog due to the singer’s recent bankruptcy. [Billboard]

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Simon Cowell Calls One Direction’s New Album “One Of Their Best”: Morning Mix

:: Simon Cowell says that he heard most of One Direction‘s new, slightly edgier album, and that it’s “one of their best.” Talk about a winning endorsement. [Twitter]

:: Kanye West is reportedly tracking down Paul McCartney for a collaboration to be featured in his follow-up to Yeezus. “Kanye and Paul have known each other for a long time but became more friendly recently,” a source said. [HipHopDX]

:: Best friends Taylor Swift and Jaime King took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend. Swift then nominated Selena Gomez, who promptly stepped up. [MTV]

:: Justin Bieber also took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, after being tapped by manager Scooter Braun. He nominated Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and comedian Chris D’Elia. [Instagram]

:: That said, “Weird Al” Yankovic may have outdone everyone with his ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. He nominated Obama, the Dalai Lama and the Pope. [Stereogum]

:: Chris Martin is reportedly seeing actress Jennifer Lawrence. He and Gwyneth Paltrow split after being married for more than a decade in March. [E!]

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Taylor Swift Was Super Nerdy On ‘The Tonight Show’: Morning Mix

:: Taylor Swift dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to announce her performance at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. While there, she took part in the popular Ew! segment and played a super nerd. It appeared to come easily. [Billboard]

:: Here’s an unexpected cover version. Chris Brown shared a unique interpretation of Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me”, which is currently sitting at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s different. [Spin]

:: This is really touching. The broadway cast of Aladdin honored the late Robin Williams with a huge singalong. Performer James Iglehart also reminisced about watching the Disney cartoon for the first time. [Death And Taxes]

:: Michael Cera has released a lo-fi folk album called True That. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The Arrested Development actor has appeared in videos for Islands and sang backing vocals for Weezer. [Stereogum]

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Ciara And Future Are So OVER: Morning Mix

:: Future and Ciara have broken off their engagement. The R&B starlet claims that the Georgia rapper cheated on her while on tour. [TMZ]

:: Ariana Grande takes us behind the scenes of her “Break Free” music video and reveals that her inspiration was the 1968 French-Italian sci-fi flick Barbarella. [MTV]

:: Death Cab For A Cutie guitarist Chris Walla has officially bid his final adieu to the band. Guess he’s not following them into the dark, after all. [NME]

:: Justin Bieber pleaded guilty to his January misdemeanor charges to receive lesser penalties. [The Guardian]

:: Adam Levine signs on with Boardwalk Entertainment to produce a 10-part event series about the music business in the ’70s. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Justin Timberlake And The Tennessee Kids Complete The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Morning Mix

:: Nominated by Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors, Justin Timberlake along with The Tennessee Kids take on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and elect Jimmy Fallon and The Roots to be next in line. [Billboard]

:: Heavily pregnant Christina Aguilera gives her unborn daughter a sneak peak at some of her new music. How much do you wish you were that baby right now? [Daily Mail]

:: 2 Chainz is being called “the baby whisperer” after his song “I’m Different” is the only thing that stopped a little girl from crying. [MTV]

:: Jessica Simpson threw sister Ashlee Simpson a “bohemian pool party” for her marriage to Evan Ross and also managed to show off her bangin’ bikini bod, yet again. [People]

:: After spending around $100,000 dollars on a scrapped album, Ryan Adams reveals that he is “too old to care” who likes his records. [NME]

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Lorde Posted A Makeup-Free Selfie, And It’s Pretty Endearing: Morning Mix

::Lorde posted a makeup-less airport selfie on Instagram, and it’s really rather charming. Screw the haterz, Ella! [MTV]

:: Mr. Worldwide Pitbull will debut his own Sirius XM radio show in early 2015. Dale! [Hollywood Reporter]

:: Ariana Grande’s older brother Frankie Grande revealed to his Big Brother cast-mates that he is not only related to a pop-star, but is also a social media mogul, which pissed few people off to stay the least. [The Frisky]

:: Basketball team the Toronto Raptors just got fined $25,000 after rapper Drake allegedly attempted to recruit Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant. Oops. [Gossip Cop]

:: Pop starlet Katy Perry lets the world know that she did not, in fact, base her life on Archie Comics character Katy Keene. [Rolling Stone]

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