Kanye West Asks James Franco & Seth Rogen to Recreate "Bound 2" Parody at Wedding

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James Franco and Seth Rogen have made it a point to poke fun at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, from their parody "Bound 3" video last November to their recent recreation of Kanye and Kim's Vogue cover, where they superimposed their faces on the bodies of the "#worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple."

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J. Cole Announces Second Annual Dollar & a Dream Tour

Sony Music Entertainment/Roc NationJ. Cole  has announced plans to embark on his second annual Dollar & a Dream Tour, which will celebrate the five-year anniversary of his 2009 mixtape, The Warm Up. The rapper is expected to perform the project in its entirety this summer.

The rapper shared the news via his Instagram page. "The Warm Up. Dollar and a Dream. See you in the summer," Cole wrote in the caption.

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Miguel Hits the Studio with DJ Premier

Courtesy Miguel Via InstagramAfter recently logging studio time with Jessie Ware and J. Cole, Miguel has tapped the legendary DJ Premier for the follow-up to his breakout 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream.

The crooner revealed the news by posting to Instagram a black-and-white picture of himself standing next to the producer, who has worked with everyone from The Notorious B.I.G. to Christina Aguilera.

So what are the two cooking up? Miguel teased the collaboration with a

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Chance the Rapper Hospitalized Due to Flu & Tonsillitis; Cancels More Tour Dates

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On Sunday, Chance the Rapper cancelled his scheduled appearance at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, after he was hospitalized with an unspecified illness. On Wednesday the rapper's manager updated fans on his client's diagnosis.

In a statement, manager Patrick Corcoran revealed that the rapper's illness was caused by a combination of the flu virus and tonsillitis. He added that Chance is currently recovering in his Los Angeles home and is scheduled to meet with a specialist this week to see if surgery is required.

In addition, according to the statement,

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Diddy Says He Started Revolt TV Because Music Networks "Abandoned Music"

Bad Boy RecordsThere’s a reason Diddy chose Revolt TV as the name for his new multi-platform cable network. He says traditional music television has abandoned music.

"The leaders of so-called music television -- and we don't represent music television by the way. We'll get to that in a second -- but the leaders of music television they changed their business model and I don't knock them for that," Diddy explained to advertising executives and media Tuesday night inside New York City's Marquee Nightclub.  "They changed their business model and started getting into reality TV shows. They changed their business model and kind of in a

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Pharrell Releases Video for "Marilyn Monroe"

Columbia RecordsUnlike the 24-hour visual for "Happy," Pharrell Williams has released a five-minute video for "Marilyn Monroe," the second single off his album G I R L.

"My new video for : That which makes you different, is what makes you special," Pharrell tweeted with the YouTube link.


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August Alsina's "Testimony" Debuts in No. 2 Spot on the Billboard 200

Def JamAugust Alsina has a lot be happy about. The singer's debut album, Testimony, has scored the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week, replacing Pharrell's G I R L, which slipped from #2 to #7.

The set sold more than 67,000 copies in its first week and also claimed the #1 position on the R&B chart. However, it seems August was already privy to the album's success before the rest of the

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Chris Brown's Trial Postponed to Late June

RCA RecordsAfter being postponed twice, Chris Brown's misdemeanor assault trial was expected to start Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Superior Court. Now the trial has been delayed once again.  

The Washington Post reports the judge overseeing the case delayed Brown's trial until June 25, which is the same day the singer's bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, will be sentenced. Earlier this week, Hollosy was found

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The Weeknd Releases Mini Documentary, "One Night with The Weeknd"

TheWeeknd.comThe Weeknd is celebrating his international success by releasing a mini-documentary called One Night with The Weeknd, which captures his biggest show during his Kiss Land Tour.

Complete with backstage footage and candid interviews, the video gives fans an intimate look at The Weeknd's sold out concert at London's O2 Arena. "Greatest show of my entire life," says The Weeknd to a packed crowd. "It’s over from now on. We can’t go backwards from this. We can’t go backwards."

The seven-minute project was presented

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Go Behind the Scenes of Beyoncé's Toyota Commercials

Cliff Lipson/CBSLast month Beyonce shot a Toyota commercial for the auto maker's new campaign titled “Get Going.” Now, a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot has surfaced on Tuesday.

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Wiz Khalifa Announces Dates for Under the Influence of Music Tour

Atlantic/AnkenmanWiz Khalifa is gearing up to embark on a summer outing, officially dubbed the Under the Influence of Music Tour.

The upcoming North American trek will kick off July 24 at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania and its scheduled to close on August 24 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California.

The rapper has recruited an multitude of supporting acts including Tyga, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, DJ Drama, Iamsu, Mack Wilds

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Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" Soars to No. 1 on iTunes Chart

Island Def JamAfter several false starts, Iggy Azalea released her debut album, The New Classic, this week. The rapper tells ABC News Radio how it feels to not only have her first studio effort available on shelves, but to learn that her set has jumped to #1 on the iTunes chart -- beating out new releases from Future, Asher Roth and ...Read more

Future Thanks Fans for Supporting Newly Released Album, "Honest"

EpicAfter a long promotional campaign, Future has unleashed his sophomore album, Honest, which arrived in stores Tuesday. The rapper used Twitter to express his gratitude to his loyal fanbase for purchasing the set.

"The fans supporting this Album 100%," he tweeted on to his 1.1 million followers. "Couldn't have done this without You.honest."

The follow-up to his 2012 debut, Pluto, features the Mike WiLL Made It-produced single “Move That Dope” with Pharrell and Pusha T, as well

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John Legend Finds His Baby Doppelganger on Twitter

Courtesy Rachel Ayanaw Via Twitter; ABC/Randy HolmesJohn Legend has seemingly found his doppelganger via social media.

Earlier this week, a Twitter user named Rachel Ayanaw shared an image of her nephew, Caden, and pointed out his resemblance to the famous crooner. "My nephew looks like John Legend lol," she wrote on April 20.

Shortly after, her message was re-tweeted by over 10,000 followers and eventually caught the attention of Legend, who responded by posting a photo of himself as a baby, “for comparison’s

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Eminem, Outkast Confirmed for Austin City Limits Fest

Aftermath/Shady/InterscopePerhaps it's no surprise after Eminem posted his cowboy-themed Instagram photo, but the rapper has been announced as part of the lineup of performers for this fall’s Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park in Austin, TX.

The rapper will serve as a headlining performer alongside OutKast when the event takes place over two weekends on October 3-5 and October 10-12. The 13th annual festival

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R. Kelly Readies His First Greatest Hits Album, "The Essential R. Kelly"

RCAR. Kelly fans are finally getting a compendium of his greatest hits. RCA announced plans to release the crooner's first hits collection, titled The Essential R. Kelly.

The upcoming 35-track, double-disc set will feature his classic songs including “Down Low,” “Bump & Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “When a Woman Loves,” and “I Believe I Can Fly,” among others. Fans will also have access to hard-to-find remixes and rare movie soundtrack cuts.

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Nicki Minaj Says She Was Nervous Filming "The Other Woman"

Courtesy Nicki Minaj Via InstagramOn Tuesday morning, Nicki Minaj sat down with Good Morning America to promote her role in The Other Woman, which stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton. The rapper explained why she was apprehensive preparing for her first blockbuster film.

"I was so nervous," she revealed on GMA. "I felt a lot of pressure ’cause I am sitting this close to Cameron Diaz and I know if

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Robin Thicke to Guest-Star on "American Dad"

Fox/PressHereNow.comRobin Thicke is about to add "voice actor" to his resume: he'll be guest-starring on an upcoming episode of the Fox animated show American Dad.

On the May 4 episode of the Seth MacFarlane-created show, Roger bets an annoying coffee-shop musician that he can outplay him.  Robin plays that annoying musician. In a cool twist, Robin's famous dad, Alan Thicke, also guest-stars in the episode, as himself.


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Alicia Keys Tapped for Essence Festival "Year of Empowerment"

AliciaKeys.comAlicia Keys will help the pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by participating in Essence Festival's Year of Empowerment, which takes place July 3 through July 6 in New Orleans, LA.

Organizers announced the singer has been tapped to speak at a free workshop series called Empower U, which will feature a panel of celebrities -- ranging from Yolanda Adams to Steve

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Janelle Monae Among Taste of Chicago Headliners


Janelle Monae has announced that she's landed another headlining performance this summer. The singer is confirmed to serve as the main act for this year's Taste of Chicago, the world’s largest annual food festival taking place July 9 through 13.

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Report: Missing Jay Z Recordings at Center of Alleged Extortion Plot

Roc Nation/UniversalSome Jay Z recordings that disappeared more than a decade ago have reportedly turned up, as part of an alleged extortion plot that has come to light.

TMZ reports Chauncey Mahan, a producer who worked with Jay between 1998 and 2002, was in possession of the recordings, which belonged to Jay's Roc-A-Fella Records and went missing in 2002.  Mahan allegedly contacted Live Nation, which has a relationship with the rapper, and said he would put the recordings up for auction unless he received a 100-thousand-dollar

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Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" Tops All-Time UK Downloads Chart

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Robin Thicke’s smash single, "Blurred Lines" featuring Pharrell and T.I., has been named the U.K’s biggest selling download by the Official Charts Company.

The club anthem, which was released in March 2013, has sold more than 1.54 million copies online to date in the U.K. Thicke's tune beat out Adele’s "Someone Like You," which has sold 1.53 million copies, as well as Black Eyed Peas'

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Outkast Set to Headline Second Annual BET Experience

Outkast.comFollowing their Coachella performance this past weekend, Outkast has landed another gig. The rap duo is scheduled to serve as this year's headlining act for the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, taking place in Los Angeles from June 27 through June 29.

Big Boi and Andre 3000 will be joined by Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, K.

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Lil Kim Confirms She's Having a Baby Girl

Atlantic RecordsLil' Kim has announced that she is expecting a baby girl. On Sunday, the rapper revealed the sex of her child by posting an Instagram picture of her pink-themed Save the Date invitation for her upcoming baby shower.

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Eminem Instagrams Cowboy Photo, Hints at Texas-Related Announcement Coming Soon

Courtesy Eminem Via InstagramEminem has announced that he's got some big news for his fans. However, instead of instead of just revealing what he has planned, the rapper has posted a mysterious picture on his Instagram page, in which his face is juxtaposed on a Wild West-era cowboy sitting atop a horse.

"Texas – 'Square Dance' with me! Announcement coming 4/22," Eminem wrote in the accompanying caption. The rapper's lack of detail has caused

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Maxwell Announces 35-City Summer Soulstice Tour

Image credit: Eric JohnsonMaxwell is gearing up to embark on his first headlining outing since 2010. The singer has announced the dates for his upcoming North American trek, officially dubbed the Summer Soulstice Tour.

The 35-city tour will begin June 14 at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI and its scheduled to conclude August 17 inside the Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, NM. The singer will travel to major U.S. cities including Orlando, Austin, Boston, Cincinnati, Nashville and Los Angeles, where he is scheduled to perform during this year's BET Experience.

It's likely fans will hear new martial from the crooner,

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Beyonce Fan Turns Student Loan Debt into "Partition" Parody

Beyonce.comBeyonce has inspired a superfan, Chanel Carroll, to vent her frustration about student loan debt by remixing the singer's sexually charged song, "Partition," lifted from her latest self-titled album.

In the clip, which was posted on Carroll's YouTube page, Bey's original lyrics are swapped out for Carroll's, who has cleverly titled the tune "Tuition."

"Pay all my loans please, I just wanna live the debt-free life," she sings on the hook. Complete with Sallie Mae references

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Chris Brown's Bodyguard Found Guilty of Assault

Sony Music EntertainmentChris Brown's bodyguard was found guilty Monday morning of assaulting a man outside of a Washington, D.C., hotel last year.

Judge Patricia W. Wynn's conviction of Christopher Hollosy follows two days of testimony last week.  Both Hollosy and Brown face charges of misdemeanor assault in the attack, during which they're accused of punching a man outside of the W hotel.  Hollosy claimed the man was trying to board Chris Brown's tour bus, but the victim said he was trying to insert himself into a photo Brown was taking with two women.  Hollosy will be sentenced June 25.


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Pharrell’s Star-Studded Coachella Set Features Jay Z, Pusha T, and Usher

Jay Z & Pharrell; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CoachellaFrom our partners at Consequence of Sound.

Pharrell Williams returned to Indio, California, on Saturday night for another star-studded set at Coachella. After spending time on stage with Gwen Stefani, Tyler, the Creator, Snoop Dogg, and Diplo during his weekend-one performance, Pharrell rounded up an equally impressive set of guests

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Chance the Rapper Cancels Coachella Appearance After Falling Ill

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoachellaChance the Rapper cancelled his scheduled appearance at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, at virtually the last minute on Sunday, after he was hospitalized with an unspecified illness.

Chance's reps made the announcement Sunday via his Twitter feed, writing, "Chance fell ill on Friday night & was admitted to the hospital today- Doctors & family are with him & he is expected to make a full recovery."

They did not elaborate on the nature of Chance's ailment. The 21-year-old rapper had

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