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1.Is Lady Gaga getting ready to ride Barbra’s Gypsy train? 

As if the Lady Gaga hype tornado wasn’t already sweeping us in with her upcoming debut on AHS this Wednesday night, now there’s rumors that Mother Monster will be taking on another big acting role by starring in a rewerk of Barbra Streisand‘s Gypsy. 

According to John Travolta, who has long wanted (who knew?) to direct a movie version of Gypsy, he wants Ms. Gaga to be in all up in it.”Barbra [has been] wanting to do Gypsy for years, and she’s been developing it, and I think she always visualized Gaga as Louise and maybe me as Herbie.” Travolta spilled to Extra.

While this is news in its very earliest stages, it’s exciting for long time Mother fans and would make a fabulous addition to Gaga’s big music comeback train that just can’t stop rolling these days.

2.Just how did Donald Trump feel about SNL weekend? 

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live kicked off its 41st  season with host and musical guest, Miley Cyrus, and you can bet the long running comedy/music T.V. staple didn’t waste any time in taking on “The Donald.”

But the real water cooler moment from this weekend’s premiere (sorry, Miley Cyrus & Her Outfits), was when Ms. Hillary Clinton herself showed up in the hilarious “Hillary Clinton Bar Talk” sketch, where Kate’s McKinnon’s (don’t ever leave) version of Hillary is trying to chill at a bar, where she’s served by bartender Val — the real Hillary. The two gals spill tea on politics and their inner-most thoughts, as well as throwing shade at some bully named Donald. 

If you haven’t seen this now infamous sketch, it’s a must watch for your Monday. 

And Just how did Mr. Trump feel about all of this? The Republican presidential frontrunner got down with Killam’s portrayal and, naturally, used it as an opportunity to do some Hillary Clinton bashing, tweeting, 

And finally, Hillary tweeted her approval for Kate McKinnon’s impression, all meaning it’s going to be quite a fun season on SNL this year.

3.Your 2015 jingle ball lineup is….

Just what would the holidays be without all of the Jingle Ball music madness? Nothing.

With the 2015 holiday season vastly approaching, the time is now to get excited about  Los Angeles’ KIIS FM incredible lineup for their annual Jingle Ball concert.

Included on the festive list this year are headliners One Direction, as well as The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Zedd and Ellie Goulding. Also on the rousing roster are newcomers Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld and Joe Jonas’ latest musical venture, DNCE.

The show will hit the Staples Center on Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets go on sale Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., but Capitol One cardholders can exclusively snatch tickets starting tomorrow at 10 a.m with $1 from each ticket going to the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

Jingle all the way. 


4.50 Cent thinks what is the reason for Empire’s ratings drop?? 

By now, we know that 50 Cent isn’t a fan of Lee Daniels’ Empire since he thinks the hit show already bares striking resemblance to Power, the Starz series he executive produces.

Now, after Empire had 16 million viewers during its premiere, but dropped to 13.7 million viewers with this week;s episode, 50 has now used the illicit drop as the perfect opportunity to gloat..and then some. 

“EMPIRES TV RATINGS TOOK A HUGE HIT. Ok I’ll stop now. COOKIE CALL ME BABY. I’ll tell every body to watch the show for you. LOL,” 50 posted on Instagram, a post that was eventually deleted.

The photo 50 shared and commented on came from another Instagram account belonging to Industryonblast_, and it noted that Empire’s ratings drop could possibly because of all of the “gay stuff.” WTF?

“There are 3 million less viewers who tuned into last night’s Empire episode!!!! did you watch it?” the post said. “We could not take the extra gay stuff or celebrity stuff last night!!!!”

While we can only hope that Empire’s ratings don’t continue to drop, the show certainly gets more buzz than anything that 50 is doing these days-including Power. Meaning…have a row of seats, Mr. Cent. 

5.Miley Cyrus has picked Philly as one of six cities to show off her Dead Petz…

How about a little Miley (and her Dead Petz, too) in your Christmas stocking this year?

Hot off the music press, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (aka The Flaming Lips), have served us with exclusive details behind their special limited-run club tour. The band will hit the road starting Nov. 19, 2015 in Chicago for one of six stops that will also include visits to New York City, Washington DC, Detroit, Boston and, lucky us, Philadelphia.

Back in August directly right after her VMA hosting duties, Miley released her new record for free. The album received rave reviews with Entertainment Weekly saying that “it’s a distillation of an artist’s soul that is both rare and wonderful.”  This news couldn’t come at a better time, with Ms. Miley hot off her hosting stint of this past weekends SNL opener, where she performed two tracks from the set-“Karen Don’t Be Sad” and “Twinkle Song,” the latter of which our girl delivered a performance that will hit your music soul in the right spot on a Monday.



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1.Janet Jackson kicks off Unbreakable World Tour in Vancouver….

The Queen is back is back in concert diva form…

Last night, Ms. Janet kicked off her Unbreakable World Tour in Vancouver, serving it up to a near-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena. But…get ready….the diva opened with a new song featuring Missy Elliott, rumored to titled “Make It Work.” 

Before the living legend took the stage, Ms. Elliott tweeted, “Positive vibes to my sis @JanetJackson the opening of her tour 2night! U r UNBREAKABLE. Do ya thang.”

Later in the evening, the spitstress tweeted about their new tune writing, “can’t front that new @JanetJackson is a clubbangger @flytetymejam & terry merked dat beat.”

If that’s not enough Janet heat for you on this sticky afternoon, she performed a mix of old and new tracks during last night’s concert, including “Feedback,” “Miss You Much,” “You Want This,” “Pleasure Principle,” “Escapade,” “All Nite (Don’t Stop),” Love Will Never Do (Without You),” and one of her most underrated hits, her shining collaboration with the dearly departed Luther Vandross, “The Best Things in Life Are Free.” 

On another music note, Just how we will pass the time until Janet hits Philly in February? We simply won’t be able to. 

2.You can ALREADY buy Kanye For President merchandise….

Sigh…we sure don’t waste anytime, do we? 

Just hours after Kim Kardashian‘s baby daddy “announced” his intentions to run for president in 2020, merchandise with his face started appearing online….and it just keeps going. 

There really are no words for this, but if you’re looking for ‘Kanye in 2020’ sweaters, shirts and buttons, go right here. You won’t believe it. 

3.Margaret Cho threw major shade towards Giuliana Rancic real on last night’s VMAs Fashion Police

Remember earlier this year on the Oscars red carpet when Giuliana Rancic commented that Zendaya’s dreads probably “smelled like patchouli oil…or weed?” (Really, how can we forget?) The comment not only drew criticism from Zendaya herself, but in the wake of the controversy, both Kathy Griffin and longtime Fashion Police diva Kelly Osbourne left the program. 

Since that oh, so fateful moment, Rancic apologized for offending people and explained her side of the story. “In the editing process some of the gestures that I made, some of the things that I said were taken out for time. So I made peace signs, I said bohemian twice. Those were taken out for time and so when the joke aired some people were offended by it,” she said.

But one thing we know now is that the much-talked-about comment is not being let go on the revamped version of the show. When Melissa Rivers, Rancic and guest panelist Margaret Cho sat down to discuss VMAs fashion, Ms. Cho couldn’t resist getting in a dig at Miley Cyrus that was actually directed at co-host Rancic.

“I feel like that hair probably smells like pot and patchouli,” Cho deadpanned, while looking right at Rancic. 

In Miley’s VMAs fashion case, Cho was probably right. 

4.Simon Cowell says One Direction split was inevitable…

Perhaps one of the saddest music stories from this year came just a few weeks ago when UK boy band One Direction destroyed our lives by announcing that they were taking a break next year. 

Well now, Simon Cowell, (who pretty much owns them), has gone on record to say that he’s “sorry,” and that he tried really, really hard to make sure the world wasn’t caught off guard by the fateful announcement–in which we totally were.

Calling the news “the world’s worst-kept secret,” Cowell told UK‘s The Mirror, “I kind of hinted a few months ago they’d be having time off. We haven’t had a conversation where anyone has said it is the end, but the conversations have been ‘we’re exhausted, can we have time off?’

The X Factor judge also went on to tell the overseas mag, “You saw in the film we made that they went out to get shoes and within seconds they were mobbed. You can’t live your life like that forever.”

Either way, it still hurts. 

5.Jimmy Kimmel explains the Nicki/Miley beef….in emoji form…

As we all know by now, the real highlight at this past Sunday’s VMAs was when Nicki Minaj called out Miley Cyrus on stage. (no need to rehash, we all know what’s good by now.) However, last night on his late night program, Mr. Jimmy Kimmel decided to bring some humor into the situation (as if it wasn’t hilarious enough already), by giving an exact play-by-play of the now infamous feud….in emoji form. 

Thanks to the buffet of characters available in the emoji world, there just happened to be one for each part of the hoops holding. Meaning…you just have to watch the clip below…right now. 





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1.Justin Bieber found time to dry his tears and release the video for “What Do You Mean”….

Justin Bieber cried after he performed at the VMAs last night. But that’s not to say that they could have been tears of excitement as he dropped the new music video to his tropical house-laced comeback single, “What Do You Mean,” after the big show.

After much teasing of the track’s official release with a star-studded social media campaign and countdown, Mr. Bieber dropped the song’s lyric video this past Friday and performed it for the first time live at last night’s “ugh” VMAs. Watch the full music video below and revel in all that new Bieber hair that is being served up for us. Love it or loathe it, his new coif is something that we may not be able to escape anytime soon.

2.Happy 45th birthday, Ms. Debbie Gibson! 

Born on Aug. 31, 1970, Ms. Debbie served up her first Billboard Hot 100 hit, “Only in My Dreams,” before turning 17 and has a tidy bundle of five Hot 100 top 10s, including the No. 1s “Foolish Beat” and “Lost in Your Eyes.” 

Following her biggest hits, Gibson has gone on to be a fierce Broadway diva, hit the road with fellow ’80s chart queen Tiffany and, most recently, she starred in the UP TV movie The Music in Me.

To celebrate such a historic pop occasion, there’s truly only one song we need to play today at full blast-“Electric Youth,” the energetic synth-ed up title track from Ms. Gibson’s second studio album of the same name. Because it’s just so electrifying, of course. 


3.Zac Efron should definitely not quit his day job and become a full-time DJ…

The movie box office doldrums of August saw box-office champ Straight Outta Compton remain No. 1 for the third straight weekend, while crushing heartthrob Zac Efron‘s electronic dance music drama, We Are Your Friends, along the way. The DJ flick debuted to a dismal $1.8 million from 2,333 locations, the worst opening of all time for a new major studio movie opening in 2,000 or more theaters, not accounting for inflation.

If there’s any silver lining here, it’s that that Warner Bros. paid a modest $2 million to distribute the film in North America, so it’s not a complete disaster for the studio. 

Hey, at least Mr. Efron has next year’s Neighbors 2 on the horizon…

4.Miley surprised fans-and her label-by dropping a new album at the end of last night’s VMAs….

If you happened to catch the end of last night’s VMAs, host Miley Cyrus caught everyone by surprise when she dropped a new, free album at the end of the broadcast. But as much as it was a surprise for her fans, her label, RCA Records, knew nothing about it. 

Cyrus used the social media platform of last night’s VMAs to announce Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz-a “homemade” side project that serves up a new creative energy and was crafted up without financial support from her label.

Spilling music tea with the New York Times a week prior to last night’s spectacle (of which it most certainly was), Ms. Miley said her new studio set cost about $50,000 to make, also confirming that RCA didn’t contribute to the budget for Dead Petz and it won’t count toward fulfilling her multi-album contract with the label. “They had never heard the record until it was done,” Cyrus spilled. 

The Times shared a statement from the label which reads, “Miley Cyrus continues to be a groundbreaking artist. She has a strong point of view regarding her art and expressed her desire to share this body of work with her fans directly. RCA Records is pleased to support Miley’s unique musical vision.”

Maybe her new set will wash away the memories of all those outfits she wore at last night’s annual MTV gala. Check it out right here

5.Jay Z just had a one day love affair with Instagram….

Surprise! You can now follow Jay Z on Instagram! Oh, wait, false alarm…

According to New York Daily News, Mr. Hova joined the social media trap, err, app, this weekend, posting a photo tribute to Michael Jackson, and then strangely deleted the app 14 hours later — after garnering 100,000 followers behind the lone Gram.

Jay’s account was never verified, but he did receive a shout out of music love from executive Michael Kyser, who posted a photo of Jay on his phone. Maybe Mr. Z is intimidated by his wife, Beyonce, who is the #2 most followed person on Instagram, following (literally) behind Kim Kardashian