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Carly Rae Jepsen’s boyfriend is revealed. Nicki Minaj told fans to #EatShitAndDie. Azealia Banks gives a condom a blow job. Two American Idol finalists get invited to Carnegie Hall. These and a few more stories are in today’s Music Notes. .
Somebody finally called Carly Rae Jepsen. It was fellow musician Matthew Koma. Koma, Jepsen and her parents all had dinner at a chic restaurant in NYC to presumably congratulate the new couple.
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Artists are starting to speak out against presidential candidates as the election draws near. Last week, Tom Morello said fan Paul Ryan doesn’t get Rage Against The Machine. This week, Hank Wililams, Jr. thinks Obama is a ‘Muslim’ who ‘hates the military.’
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It’s a big week for American Idol. Nicki Minaj is joining as a judge and finalists Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams will debut at Carnegie Hall in the fall. Congrats y’all!
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Speaking of American Idol bedazzlers, Jordin Sparks thought her career was over. She says, “Sparkle came at a moment where I was actually pretty unsure with what was happening in my career.”
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Look at this little kid rip into a piano like he’s been playing for 15 years. He’s 4.
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Carabaret singer Rufus Wainwright and his fiancée are getting married after being engaged for two years. It’ll all go down this Thursday at Wainright’s home.
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It. Is. Surprising that Willie Nelson is still going strong after so many years. However, there was a little bit of a scare when he was hospitalized recently. He was scheduled to perform at a private home but was rushed away due to breathing problems.
[ The Boot ] . Azealia Banks threatens the demise of her career by blowing up a condom on the cover of Dazed & Confused magazine. Girl, what’s wrong with you? We want to like you. We really do.
[ Billboard ] . Rihanna, the real princess of risqué, was seen as a vulnerable, lovable and earnest person in her sit-down interview with Oprah. Visit the full article to see clips from the interview.
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Pizza Hut & Home Depot tell the Black Keys to GTFO with all that copyright infringement stuff. They claim they didn’t do anything unethical, fatty foods and bloated prices aside.
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Just because Nicki Minaj has blonde hair and pink lips does not mean she’s a pushover Barbie. She’s from Queens people. Fans took their anger to Twitter after Minaj canceled a show over health concerns. Nicki responded, “…if you have anything negative to say to me, please #EatShitAndDie – I am human.”
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Psy’s Gangnam Style is an international phenomenon. Who knows, maybe even the Mars Rover is swagging out to it. Check out Nelly Furtado’s live cover (and dance attempt) and a remix for pervs. .