Posts tagged "Morning Mix"

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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Backstreet Boys Postpone Israel Concerts: Morning Mix

:: Backstreet Boys have postponed their three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the ongoing international conflict with Palestine. The group is hoping to reschedule the shows for spring 2015. [Billboard]

:: Meanwhile, Selena Gomez became the latest pop star to face criticism for even speaking up on the conflict. She urged fans to pray for casualties at the volatile Palestinian region of Gaza, resulting in threats to un-follow her. [MTV]

:: A Beyonce fashion exhibit will debut July 22 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Featured pieces include her “Single Ladies” black leotard and Super Bowl body suit. [AP]

:: Zendaya did not feel “morally okay” to move forward with Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic, she says. Among other reasons, one main one was that she tried, but failed, to reach the late singer’s family for consent. [Billboard]

:: Limp Bizkit‘s Fred Durst has directed not one, not two, but three eHarmony commercials. The first stars a child, age 5, who’s trying to sign up for the online dating service. [Ad Age]

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Lady Gaga’s “Hood Rat” Ex-Assistant Gets Tell-All Deal: Morning Mix

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:: Lady Gaga‘s ex-assistant has struck a tell-all deal for her book titled Fame Monster. She took Gaga to court last year seeking unpaid overtime, claiming that she was expected “to be working and available 24/7,” while Gaga reportedly called her a “fucking hoodrat.” [Page Six]

:: Jeezy nabbed Jay Z to record a verse for his new album Seen It All, out September. According to Jeezy, shit got real – the task at hand brought tears to Hov’s eyes, because of how he was reminded of his Marcy Projects upbringing. [MTV]

:: Jack Antonoff, of fun. and now Bleachers, opens up in comedian Marc Maron‘s latest podcast how about a “world-shattering” event informs every decision he’s made in his career. Perhaps he’ll talk more about Taylor Swift and Katy Perry as well. [WTF Podcast]

:: Iggy Azalea‘s boyfriend Nick Young says that when she initially heard of Nicki Minaj‘s apparent BET Awards diss, she didn’t take the news well. “When she got home and was going through her phone and hearing all the things and people talking trash about her, you know I had to be there for her,” he said. “But you know what, Iggy is doing big things and it’s scaring a lot of people!” [Us Weekly]

:: Selena Gomez reveals that she got a new tattoo. She decided to get the words “Love Yourself First,” translated into Arabic, according to the artist Bang Bang. [E!]

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‘Disco Demolition 2′ To Destroy Miley Cyrus And Justin Bieber Records: Morning Mix

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:: A minor-league baseball team plans to destroy Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus records due to their “musical disease.” The event has been dubbed “Disco Demolition 2: You Better Belieb It,” as inspired by the 1979 event in Chicago. [Los Angeles Times]

:: David Bowie hints that he will release new music soon. His last album, 2013′s The Next Day, was his first in a decade. [Pitchfork]

:: T.I. performed in the premiere episode of VH1′s new Soundclash series, produced by Questlove and hosted by Diplo. When the Atlanta rapper performed “Live Your Life,” Fall Out Boy and London Grammar filled in for Rihanna. [Stereogum]

:: Rihanna apologized for a contentious tweet she sent with the hashtag “#FreePalestine.” She says that she sent the tweet out on accident, without intending to take sides on the international conflict. [Billboard]

:: Girls creator Lena Dunham has one nagging question about MAGIC!‘s #1 hit “Rude” – has the girl mentioned “even consented to marrying a Canadian reggae singer?” Ingrid Michaelson‘s got answers. [Billboard]

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BBC Defends Ed Sheeran’s Top Ranking At 1Xtra Power List: Morning Mix

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:: BBC Radio 1Xtra, a UK station dedicated to contemporary black music, has responded to criticism surrounding its annual Power List, where Ed Sheeran holds the top spot. “I think that anyone who wants to bring race into the discussion is probably a little bit misguided,” music manager Austin Daboh said. [BBC]

:: Turns out, Lana Del Rey‘s got an oral fixation. [Antenna]

:: Ricky Martin will bring his ongoing One World tour to Australia next year, April 25 – May 8. Be prepared, Aussie fans – Martin promises to perform some new music and hopes to have “a few surprises” in store. [Billboard]

:: Blink-182 is prepping a new album, says guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge. The band’s new material will follow 2011′s Neighborhoods. [Instagram]

:: Holler If You Hear Me, the Broadway musical inspired by the music and lyrics of Tupac, will close on July 20 after just six weeks of performances. Last week’s show only saw 45 percent of the seats occupied. [The New York Times]

:: Pharrell will helm the soundtrack for the next NBA 2K game, following the likes of Jay Z and LeBron James. While he won’t reveal the tracklist until later this summer, he did tease that Strafe and System of a Down will be included. [Billboard]

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Cheryl Cole Married Her Boyfriend Of Three Months: Morning Mix

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:: Cheryl Cole revealed that she married boyfriend Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7 by posting a photo of her wedding ring. The two had been dating for just three months. [Facebook]

:: Jessica Simpson offers a peek inside her July 5, Great Expectations-inspired wedding with retired NFL player Eric Johnson. The two married July 5 at Montecito, Calif.’s San Ysidro Ranch. [PEOPLE]

:: Jay Z joins director Spike Lee, actor Billy Crystal and famed NBA player Michael Jordan in tipping their caps to New York Yankees Derek Jeter. Jeter is about to enter his last season. [MTV]

:: Selena Gomez criticized a fan for going too far in the comments section. While the original remark was deleted, Gomez re-posted her response: “The comment you left about cancer was absurd. How distasteful of a young woman.” [MTV]

:: Rap Genius has changed its name to simply Genius, in efforts to spell out its new ambitions: “Annotate the world.” The crowd-sourced site has already branched out to encompass rock, news and poetry, though not without courting controversy. [Okayplayer]

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Unretouched Photos Of Mariah Carey’s ‘Wonderland’ Shoot With Terry Richardson Surface: Morning Mix

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:: Unretouched photos of Mariah Carey‘s Wonderland shoot possibly show that her jawline was thinned, breasts were augmented and her wrists thinned before publication. What may be just as offensive, though, is how these shots, to some, might reveal that Terry Richardson‘s trademark point-and-shoot style lends to shoddy photography. [Jezebel]

:: Speaking of Mariah, Arcade Fire violinist and arranger Owen Pallett has broken down exactly why listeners cannot resist her. “The truth about Mariah is this: her upper register is the musical equivalent of a black truffle. You could shave it on any shit and we’ll still order it.” [The Guardian]

:: Ed Sheeran tops BBC’s 1Xtra’s annual Power List. Given that 1Xtra bills itself as the “UK’s leading black music station,” listed grime pioneer Wiley has already taken issue with this choice. “Not taking anything away from ed ..he is sick . but black artist in england we are getting bumped,” he says. [SPIN]

:: Rick Ross assures fans that Meek Mill will release his sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money on time, despite him currently spending three to six months in prison for probation violation. A judge had ordered Meek Mill to cut back on scheduling shows, but the rapper refused. [MTV]

:: Clueless star-turned-Fox News contributor Stacey Dash criticized Kanye West‘s comparisons of dealing with the paparazzi to rape. Her comments make for surreal viewing, particularly since Dash starred in West’s 2004 “All Falls Down” video. [DjsDoingWork.com]

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Robin Thicke Sells Less Than 60 Copies Of ‘Paula’ In Australia: Morning Mix

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:: First week sales of Robin Thicke‘s Paula in Australia look bleak, more so than in the US and UK. The album failed to chart in the ARIA Top 500, meaning that it sold less than a Blondie compilation at #500 with just 54 copies sold. Oof. [NME]

:: Arctic Monkeys and George Michael have reportedly been dodging their taxes in England. Naughty, lads! [NME]

:: “I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now,” Garth Brooks says, in a letter addressed to Aiken Productions. The company behind his five comeback shows in Dublin (July 25 – 29) decided to cancel all of them, after Brooks refused to play just three concerts. [Rolling Stone]

:: Shania Twain hints that she will embark a tour following her successful Caesars Palace residency. “Vegas has been a really good transition for me to get back onstage again, and I guess I’m enjoying it. So why not do more?” she says. [Calgary Herald]

:: Adam Levine has recruited legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks as a mentor for The Voice. Nicks appeared on the reality competition show’s first season, singing Fleetwood Mac‘s “Landslide” with eventual winner Javier Colon. [CNN]

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