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

Christina Lee | August 18, 2014 5:13 am

:: 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!]

Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump.

:: Today (NBC) — Smokey Robinson :: Live with Kelly and Michael (syndicated) — Ingrid Michaelson :: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated) — Ariana Grande :: The Talk (CBS) —Olivia Newton-John :: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — The Gaslight Anthem :: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Royksopp and Robyn :: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — Self :: Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) — Betty Who :: The Arsenio Hall Show (syndicated) — Hezekiah Walker :: Conan (TBS) — Jenny Lewis