Jessie J Forced To Pay $1.5 Million To Former Manager: Morning Mix
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:: Jessie J must pay her estranged former manager Raymond Stevenson £1 million (roughly $1.5 million) to settle an ongoing dispute. Stevenson was the one who did the world the great service of discovering Jessie 10 years ago; the £1 million amounts to 20% of the profits of her album Who You Are. [The Sun]
:: The civil trial regarding the death of Michael Jackson began this week. The case is based on allegations from MJ’s mother that concert promoter AEG Live (which was promoting his comeback) failed to adequately investigate Dr. Conrad Murray, and may have even forced Murray to sign off on Jackson’s demanding rehearsal schedule. [Billboard]
:: Former American Idol champ Fantasia Barrino has lost her home in North Carolina after falling behind on mortgage payments. She attempted to sell the property, but after no offers came through, she signed the property deeds straight over to the bank. [WENN]
:: A couple months ago, Lil Wayne came under fire for a lyric he rapped on Future’s “Karate Chop” that referenced Emmett Till in a decidedly vulgar way. Weezy has yet to apologize to the Till estate for the distasteful line (although it was removed from the song). As a result, Till’s descendants are attempting to garner support for a boycott of Mountain Dew, with which Wayne has a partnership. [MTV]
:: Country star Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife Jessica Ussery, a little over half a year after he was photographed kissing American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at a bar in Los Angeles. [Reuters]
:: Wiz Khalifa is starting a clothing and lifestyle brand called FRESHKO. The official launch for the brand will be May 1, with a special pop-up store and event hosted by Wiz at the Beverly Center in LA. [HipHop-N-More]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today.
Music On TV:
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Florida Georgia Line :: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Phoenix :: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Band of Horses :: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Kenny Chesney :: Conan (TBS) — Ke$ha, Paramore :: Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) — LL Cool J