TODAY’S MORNING MIX MUSIC NEWS, SPONSORED BY HARTLAND MECHANICAL, HEATING AND COOLING:
Katy Perry released her new tune, Bon Appétit, featuring rappers Migos, but rumors were circulating around the Internet that it was going to be a collaboration with Ariana Grande, so some fans are a little disappointed. Many fans took to social media to voice their displeasure but Katy was having none of it. At one point she replied to a fan, writing, “LOVE ARI. We tight. That has always been fake news baby. Live and learn.” Apparently some folks are also upset at Katy’s decision to collaborate with Migos, because they’ve made homophobic and mysoginistic comments in the past. Source: Pop Crush
Snoop Dogg has been tapped to serve as the celebrity commissioner of the new Champions Basketball League, the 16-team summer league made up of former NBA players. In a statement, Snoop says the league will provide “exclusive and affordable access to world class basketball for fans.” Part of the pitch is that it means there will be professional-level games to watch after the NBA Championship is decided. The league is actively seeking to secure celebrity partners in each of the major markets where games will be played. The Champions Basketball League kicks off this summer. (Billboard)
Ryan Tedder says he almost had a nervous breakdown while out promoting OneRepublic’s last album, Oh My My. In a lengthy post on Facebook, Tedder says he was not sleeping and on meds, which almost led him to almost quit the music business. Instead, he decided to take a break, even if it meant stopping all promotion for the record. The band took four months off, and Tedder focused on writing for other people. Now that the break is over, he says OneRepublic will release a new song, No Vacancy, today, but says that it will be a while before they work on another album. Source: OneRepublic
That new shorter hairdo Selena Gomez was showing off on Instagram this week was likely a wig. Selena showed up to WE Day in Inglewood, California yesterday and judging from the pictures she still has her longer locks, with her hair reaching to her collarbone. Source: The Daily Mail
We’re now learning what likely angered Whitey Houston’s family about that unauthorized documentary. Whitney: Can I Be Me, which debuted last night at the Tribeca Film Festival, details the late singer’s bisexuality and relationship with her assistant Robyn Crawford. Bobby Brown confirmed Houston’s bisexuality and relationship with Crawford in his 2016 memoir, Every Little Step. (People)
Demi Lovato is catching some serious heat for a photo she posted on Instagram, posing with a bottle of Teami tea, while encouraging fans to take part in a 30 day-detox program. Critics say the company’s Teami Colon blend contains senna leaf, a known laxative with dangerous side effects. The follow-up punch comes from those pointing out the hypocrisy of Demi promoting a health body image while pushing an unregulated weight loss product. Source: Daily Mail
Fall Out Boy dropped a new song called Young and Menace yesterday, the first taste of new music off the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album M A N I A, out September 15. The band will embark on a 20-city North American fall arena tour, kicking off in Cleveland on October 20 with a stop in Detroit a few days later. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Monday, with general tickets on sale next Friday at 10am. CLICK HERE FOR FALL OUT BOY TOUR DATES.
Now that Janet Jackson is has split with husband Wissam Al Mana, she’s ready to get back to work. A source said, “Janet is the most independent out of all of the Jacksons. She wants to get back on stage, and within the next few years, there’s a possibility she could tour.” She cancelled her “Unbreakable World Tour” to start her family with Wissam. Little Eissa was born in January. In other Janet news, she recently checked out Bruno Mars’ show in Birmingham, England on Monday with her brother, Randy. Source: People
Lorde, Imagine Dragons, and DNCE, are set to perform at Canada’s upcoming MuchMusic Video Awards, set for June 18th in Toronto. The show will also feature performances by Iggy Azalea, Julia Michaels and Jazz Cartier. Nominees for this year’s awards have yet to be announced. Source: MuchMusic
The Chainsmokers fans got quite a treat at their Cincinnati concert earlier this week when the pair was joined by country stars Florida Georgia Line. The two duos performed, Last Day Alive, their collaboration that appears on The Chainsmokers’ recently released full-length debut, Memories…Do Not Open. Source: Billboard
Lady Gaga is looking for extras in her big-budget remake of A Star Is Born. Gaga sent out a tweet on Wednesday evening asking fans to turn up at L.A.’s Greek Theater on May 2nd and 3rd. Fans can’t bring cell phones or cameras to the set, and you’ll have to pay $12 admission for the privilege of working as an extra. Proceeds will go to Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation.
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