If you're wondering why Taylor Swift was not at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, she was reportedly serving jury duty in Nashville. The news comes courtesy of Twitter user Tracy Bates, who says that she was elected for jury duty along with Swift. While she would not share where the jury duty was taking place, it didn't stop her from sharing plenty of photos of Swift on Twitter.
Miranda Lambert will receive the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the 2016 ACM Honors. The award was established this year in honor of the late Haggard, according to Rolling Stone. This new award aims to recognize the contributions of Haggard by acknowledging artists who exemplify his uncompromising integrity.
Drake took the stage at the VMAs over the weekend to provide Rihanna with the MTV Video Vanguard Award. The event took place at New York's Madison Square Garden and Drizzy reflected on his girlfriend's success noting that she stays true to herself in the most plastic of industries. "The first time I met Robyn Fenty was 2005," he said.
Flea has responded to Fox News' recent pot shot at Red Hot Chili Peppers and says he is undeterred. The network turned its attention towards the band earlier this month when the show The Five aired a clip of Flea playing bass with a gorilla named Koko. The show's anchor Greg Gutfeld went on to say they are the "worst band on the planet."
Jack White spent his Friday playing more than music. The frontman for the White Stripes participated in a celebrity baseball tournament at the University of North Alabama. White batted and played first baseman for his team Third Man Records in Florence, Alabama on Friday, August 26. The Third Man team dressed in black and yellow uniforms.
Kanye West reportedly recreated scenes from his "Famous" video during a recent stop at an art exhibit. The unannounced opening took place in Los Angeles and found Yeezy displaying the wax figures of nude celebrities bodies previously displayed in the video. The initially controversial video featured West and wife Kim Kardashian's nude wax likenesses.
Thomas Rhett has offered up the first in his Thomas Rhett and Friends concert series. The concert series will serve as a charity fundraiser for the group 147 Million Orphans and will be held at the Old School venue in Nashville on October 4. The charity group pledges to "provide food, water, medicine, shelter and education to vulnerable children in the name of Jesus . . ."
Mariah Carey has offered up a first look of her appearance as a guest star on the upcoming season of Empire. The clip finds her character in the studio tracking a duet with Jussie Smollett's Jamal Lyon and helping "dig deep to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough." News of the guest appearance broke earlier this month.
Blue Oyster Cult have offered up a live clip of their signature track "Don't Fear the Reaper" for a new concert film set to air on the Audience Network. The clip shows the band playing the song on a warehouse-like soundstage for the new concert doc, which will air on September 2 on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Actor Gene Wilder, who was known for being in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" and "Young Frankenstein," died at the age of 83, according to BBC News. Wilder passed away on Sunday night at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. The actor's death was confirmed by Eric Weissmann, who was his lawyer for several years.
Britney Spears took the stage for a performance of her current single "Make Me . . ." alongside G-Easy at the recent MTV Video Music Awards. The appearance marked her first performance at the VMA's since her panned 2007 performance of the track "Work Bitch." Spears has been hard at work in her Las Vegas residency but took time out for the event.
Tim McGraw has released a new lyric video for the single "How I'll Always Be." The track is pulled from McGraw's most recent release Damn Country Music and finds lyrics to the new track placed over video footage of McGraw in the studio, on the road, and hanging out behind the scenes. McGraw is the latest musician urging fans to help out victims of the Louisiana flood.
Scottish pop act Chvrches dedicated a track to the late famed gorilla Harambe at the Reading Festival. The animal was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo earlier this year and has since drawn tributes from various celebrities. Before playing their track "Under the Tide," band member Martin Doherty exclaimed "RIP Harambe!"
John Lennon's murderer has been denied parole for the ninth time. Mark Chapman, who shot the Beatles legend in New York City on December 1, 1980, met earlier this month with a three board parole committee who has extended his prison term for at least another three years. Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing Lennon.
Ariana Grande and ,Nicki Minaj have collaborated on a new song, "Side To Side." The two pop stars just put the music to a film, which is akin to a workout video. The video features Grande and Minaj doing various workout routines. Many of the workout modes require a complete makeover, so their look changes throughout the video.