Johnny Marr has opened up about the inspiration and the themes behind his second solo studio release Playland. The album is due on October 7, and the rocker sat down with Rolling Stone to explain why it may be his most authentic release to date.
Nicki Minaj gives Drake a lap dance in the video for "Anaconda," a cut from her upcoming LP, The Pink Print. Nik wears fishnet leggings, a pink bra and a black baseball cap as she dances for and on Drizzy in the vid. "I was probably thanking the higher ups for that very moment," tweeted Drake. "Def the best invite to a video shoot EVER. #ViewsFromMyChair"
Aaron Paul announced on Instagram that he will host a scavenger hunt in L.A. as an appreciation to all the fans of "Breaking Bad." "In honor of the Emmys and the final time Breaking Bad will be up for anything at the Emmys I will be holding a scavenger hunt around on Monday before the Emmys for all of you Breaking Bad fans," he began.
Kid Rock will be a granddad once his son, Bobby Ritchie Jr. and son's girlfriend, give birth to their child. Bobby's gf is currently four months along, reports Us Weekly. In 2000, Kid won a custody battle against his ex-girlfriend Kelley South for Bobby and has raised him alone from the age of seven.
Billy Crystal will honor his longtime friend, the late Robin Williams at the upcoming Emmy Awards. Don Mischer, the show's producer, confirmed the news to E! "We felt we needed to do something powerful and memorable. Billy seemed like the perfect choice." It will be the first time Crystal has spoken about Williams' passing.
Arcade Fire covered the Pixies's "Alec Eiffel" during their set in Mansfield, Massachusetts. "Alec" is the latest in a long line of regional covers played by AF during their current Reflektor tour. Win Butler also shouted out the Boston-based charity Partners in Health of which he's a noted supporter: "It's the coolest thing that came out of Boston, aside from the Pixies."
Jazmine Sullivan has released "Stupid Girls," a cut from her upcoming third studio album, Reality Show. The unveiling came on NPR, which was on hand with Jaz at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. "While we were in the city for the Essence Music Festival, we asked Jazmine Sullivan to meet us there," said Frannie Kelly of NPR.
Kanye West has brought in Paul McCartney to work on his new album. West (who has previously referred to himself as "the dark Beatle") and McCartney are collaborating already on the tune "Piss On Your Grave," which will appear in West's upcoming album. Though the collaboration is only being reported on "Page Six" thus far and representatives for West have yet to confirm it.
Josh Gracin has been released from the hospital after a suicide scare. The American Idol season two contestant had been taken to a Nashville hospital and placed on a psychiatric hold last week after he posted cryptic messages on his Facebook page, including one in which he mentioned having marital difficulties and alluded to ending his life.
Benedict Cumberbatch will voice a main character in the Warner Bros. adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic "Jungle Book." Cumberbatch will voice the role of Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger and villain, in "Jungle Book: Origins." The story centers around Mowgli, a boy who is brought up by Bagheera (a black panther) and Baloo (a bear) and whose enemy is Shere Khan.
Jack White posted pics to Instagram of a brand new hairdo - a slicked back pompadour and matching sideburns, recalling the look of a 1950s era rocker. "Jack White getting ready to play Kansas City #jackwhite #thirdmanrecords #kansascity #midlandtheatre #august18," the post is captioned. "sooo look who is getting pretty hot these days," said one commenter.
Fox has confirmed that Richard Branson is set to make a cameo appearance on an upcoming edition of "The Simpsons." The Virgin mastermind will join a growing list of guest stars set for cameos on the upcoming season, including Tesla chief Elon Musk. Branson's second turn on the show is scheduled to air sometime next year and executive producer Al Jean described his character.
Jennifer Hudson has released "Dangerous," a cut from her upcoming third studio album, JHUD. The song, currently avail via SoundCloud, was written and produced by 1985. "I do it for the thrill, even if it kills / Dangerous, you make me feel dangerous," she sings. J Hud stopped by the Today show to perform the song, and also chatted with the hosts.
Tom Hanks created the number one app - Hanx Writer - in iTunes' app store for iPad. The program, which allows users to take notes on a screen that simulates a typewriter, launched on August 14 and quickly shot to number one on iTunes. "I write without caring about typeovers, XXXX'd out words, goofy syntax, & bad spelling because the feel & sound of a typewriter is satisfying in ways . . ."
Jill Duggar ("19 Kids and Counting") has announced that she and her husband Derick Dillard are expecting a baby. Speaking with People, Dugger, 23, said "we're having a baby!" "It was surreal," added Derick. "We were shocked. Both of us are so excited." Jill and Derick began dating in August of last year, and were engaged in March. They wed in a ceremony in Springdale, Arkansas.