May 19, 2019

Review Category : TMZ Music News

Miley Cyrus Confident She ‘Can’t Lose’ With <i>Bangerz</i>

With a VMA performance to prep, Miley Cyrus took a break on Thursday (August 15) afternoon to chat with fans on Twitter. For about an hour, the singer got her Smilers hype for her forthcoming album, Bangerz, before making a major announcement.

Cyrus (cleverly) responded to questions tagged with #votemiley — the same hashtag VMA voters must use to cast votes for her in the Best Song of the Summer category at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

During the Q&A, the singer revealed the moment she knew the album had to be called Bangerz.

"I had no preconceived ideas w/ this record," Miley said. "The album revealed its name about 8 songs in when I realized we got [nothing] but #bangerz. All ya gotta do is listen to my record once and you'll know exactly why my record is called #BANGERZ #nothinbut."

She also shared that the 13-song album "is filled with LOVE. Anything you do out of love can't lose." Big Sean, Future, French Montana (who she was recently spotted in the studio with) and Nelly will make appearances on the album. And while Cyrus said she's going to "KEEP SOME SURPRISES," she previously confirmed that Ludacris will also appear on the release.

Although it seemed Cyrus had wrapped things up, she soon hopped back on Twitter to tease that she "just received the official release date of #BANGERZ, adding, "who wants to knowwwww." Smilers can now look forward to the VMAs on Sunday, August 25, and her solo LP on October 8. In addition to performing, Miley ...

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‘Kick-Ass 2’ Star Chloe Grace Moretz Reveals Hit-Girl’s One Fear

In "Kick-Ass 2," Hit-Girl can handle anything thrown her way — including a six-foot Russian bodybuilding villain named Mother Russia — but there's one thing that 16-year-old actress Chlõe Grace Moretz just isn't ready to tangle with: teenagers.

After bringing the horrors of high school to life in two back-to-back films — "Kick-Ass 2" and the upcoming remake of "Carrie" — Moretz told MTV News' Josh Horowitz that she's quite happy with her homeschool lifestyle. "I'm happy I'm not in high school in real life [after making those movies]," said Moretz. "I'm happy I'm not having to have to walk through high school. Teenagers, I'm telling you, they terrify me. They scare me."

Being a teenager herself, Moretz eased off her position a bit, saying that not every teenager scares her. "My fans are sweet, but some, especially private school teenagers, are very scary," clarified Moretz. "They're just very serious."

Things are bound to get more serious for Moretz, though, as she nears her own high school graduation. It looks like Hit-Girl may be on her way to higher education, as Moretz said that she's "contemplating doing early college stuff."

Unlike most 16-year-olds, though, Moretz has a career in full-swing. In addition to appearing in the two "Kick-Ass" films, she's also earned critical and commercial success with her roles in "Hugo," "(500) Days of Summer," and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," as well as a recurring role as Alec Baldwin's nemesis on the sitcom "30 Rock." That career even includes getting one of her wishes for Hit-Girl granted in "Kick-Ass 2" — for ...

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Miguel Arrested For DUI

"Adorn" singer Miguel was arrested on a DUI charge on Thursday (August 15), MTV News has confirmed.

Police officials tell us that the singer was initially pulled over for speeding in the L.A. area at 2:15 a.m. but later was booked on a DUI charge and he failed a breathalyzer test. A rep for the singer has not responded to MTV News' request for comment as of press time.

According to an initial report, the singer was driving his 2013 BMW X6 when he was pulled over for speeding and tinted windows before he underwent several field sobriety tests, during which he blew a .10 and .11. The legal limit in California is .08. He reportedly was booked and released on $5,000 bail. He's due back in court in September.

The VMA nominee, born Miguel Jontel Pimentel, made waves with his 2012 album Kaleidoscope Dream, which spawned hits like "Adorn," "Do You" and "How Many Drinks." Earlier this summer he hooked up with Mariah Carey on her track,

Miguel made headlines in May after he kicked a fan, Khyati Shah, in the head during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. "In the first night, I'll tell you, that night I couldn't sleep. I was worried about the girl, obviously. And wanting her to be OK, and that's what she told me, she was OK. I was comforted by that," he said after the incident. "But then, obviously, you never want to make mistakes on camera, in front of millions of people, on live television. But ...

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Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Hit NYC Streets For Mysterious Video Shoot

What in the world are Rihanna and A$AP Rocky up to?

Rih Rih and Rocky were spotted filming what appeared to be a music video on Thursday (August 15), leaving fans wanting to know more about the potential collaboration.

They were reportedly joined by A$AP Ferg and A$AP Illz during the shoot that took place in the wee hours of Thursday morning when they were spotted on the streets of New York City way past bedtime at 3 a.m.

During the shoot, Rihanna was rocking her latest short hair 'do as well as one outfit where she wore black jeans, a black jacket as well as Timberlands. She was also on set in an eye-catching, zebra-print gown. There's been no confirmation on what it is the former tourmates are working on.

MTV News reached out to both artists' camps for more information and had yet to hear back by press time.

This is hardly the first collaboration for Rih and Rocky. At last year's VMAs, she invited him to perform the remix to her Talk That Talk track . This year, Rihanna's "Stay" is nominated for Best Female Video at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, airing live on August 25 from Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

Earlier this year, Rocky opened for her on her Diamonds tour, and last December, A$AP explained to MTV News about why he likes working with the Unapologetic singer so much.

"She has a lot of style, and I think that's what she saw in me and what she liked, because she saw that I ...

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Chris Brown Catches Rare Break In Hit-And-Run Case

A week after Chris Brown threatened to retire from the music business
 after expressing his frustrations with his ongoing legal problems, the singer caught a rare break in the courtroom on Thursday (August 15).

According to TMZ, a judge dismissed Brown's hit-and-run case after the singer and his alleged victim reached a compromise on the matter. Though the prosecutor in the case had argued that Brown deserved to be punished for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident
 because he is still on felony probation from his 2009 assault on former girlfriend Rihanna, the judge disagreed.

The victim in the case was reportedly not interested in payment from Brown because the damage to her car was so minor and she'd asked for the matter to be dismissed. The L.A. City Attorney objected, though, arguing that Brown was very aggressive to the victim and called her a bitch.

Brown's probation in the Rihanna case was revoked in July in connection with the hit-and-run and the singer spent less than an hour in jail
 on the charge last week. He is due in court on Monday for a probation hearing and could face up to four years in jail
 if he is found in violation.

Before Thursday's ruling, veteran Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney Mike Cavalluzzi, who has no firsthand knowledge of the case, told MTV News that Brown's probation would likely be reinstated if the hit-and-run was dismissed.

"Once that [hit-and-run] case is dismissed, if it is due to a finding of no wrongdoing, it is also routine to ...

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Will Cory Monteith’s Finn Die From ‘Accidental Drug Overdose’ On ‘Glee’?

With the new season of "Glee" set to begin on September 26, the show's creator, Ryan Murphy, is revealing some details about the October 10 episode dedicated to the late Cory Monteith.

Although Fox President Kevin Reilly said the episode "will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstances surrounding Cory's death," a new interview with Deadline reports that idea won't make it into the final episode.

Murphy says that the writers have been "reworking" the first two Beatles-themed episodes of the season and are set to shoot the memorial episode this week.

"There were a lot of things that we had to decide — how are we going to deal with his death? At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose — that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we're not going to have him pass from that," Murphy explains. "Basically, what we're doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, 'This episode is about a celebration of that character's life'."

He noted that any other way of remembering Monteith, who died on July 13, would feel "really exploitative." He added, "But I think it turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it's a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve."

After they wrap on the episode, he confirms that there will be a ...

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Justin Timberlake’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award: What Is It?

It may sound crazy, but did you know that MTV has been honoring forerunners in the music video sphere since the genre's very infancy? Yup, we're progressive like that, and — on August 25 at the 2013 Video Music Awards — we plan to add another performer to a roster that already includes the likes of David Bowie, Guns 'n' Rose and LL Cool J. That's right, MTV will be doling out another Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and, this time, it will go to a man who's famous for "bringing sexy back" — among other things.

On Thursday (August 15), MTV announced that Justin Timberlake will be performing at the 2013 VMAs. Having won 14 awards in the past — and nabbed six nominations for the 2013 iteration — Timberlake is no stranger to MTV's longest-running awards show. So it's really no surprise that the singer is being honored with an award also gifted to luminaries like the Beastie Boys and Peter Gabriel.

The first Vanguard awards were given out in 1984 at the inaugural Video Music Awards, just three years after MTV hit the air. At the time, Michael Jackson was not associated with the prize — that would come much later.

Music videos as they are today were still a very young art form, and acts like the Beatles and David Bowie were at the forefront of the revolution — the Beatles created short films for songs like "Strawberry Fields Forever," "Penny Lane," and, perhaps most famously, "A Hard Day's Night," a flick directed by ...

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Foxy Brown On Lil’ Kim: We Have To ‘Dead Our Beef’ Before Reunion

The rap game is a fiercely competitive one, but there's nothing that hip-hop fans love more than a great reunion. One photo of Jay Z and Dame Dash together made waves last week, and while Fabolous was hoping to create such a moment with Foxy Brown and Lil' Kim at Summer Jam last year, it didn't quite work out. During her visit to "RapFix Live," Foxy cleared up the rumors surrounding that day, explaining that the attempted reunion just wouldn't have felt real.

As the story went, Fabolous had big plans to reunite the Brooklyn rappers during his Summer Jam set, but due to Foxy's tardiness, things fell apart. Foxy clarified what she called the "buffoonish rumors" Wednesday, explaining that the situation felt forced, and noting that Kim wasn't ready to make peace.

"It's a touchy situation because I have a lot of respect for Fab, but let's just say that it wasn't orchestrated properly and when you have something of that magnitude — I understand the epic-ness of [having] the biggest female rappers to change the game come together and touch mics — some part of that has to feel real."

Foxy explained that Fab reached out to have her cameo during his set, and at the last minute made a major suggestion. "The night before he called me and said 'Ing, I wanna ask you something. I don't know how you're gonna feel about this. He said: 'How would you feel if I brought Lil' Kim out with us onstage?"

Foxy says she entertained the idea, knowing how ...

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Miley And One Direction Battling It Out For Best Song Of The Summer!

For months, we've been debating just who had the Song of the Summer ... so, when we announced that we'd be handing out the inaugural Best Song of the Summer moonman at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, well, we expected it would be a close race.

After four days of voting, that hasn't been the case.

Though there are six worthy jams competing for your votes — Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop," Selena Gomez's "Come & Get It," Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's "I Need Your Love" and One Direction's "Best Song Ever" — two songs have pulled way ahead of the pack, and it looks like it'll come down to 1D vs. Miley for the Summer Song crown.

Yes, the Directioners and the Smilers have been voting early and often, and right now, "Best Song Ever" leads "We Can't Stop" by more than 600,000 votes. But that lead is shrinking by the second ... mostly because Miley has been turning up the heat on Twitter, and it looks like her fans have responded to her pleas.

"Best Song Ever" and "We Can't Stop" are the only two songs to have crossed the million-vote mark as of Thursday afternoon (1D is actually well past 2 million at this point), and though the Selenators have helped guide "Come & Get It" to a third-place showing, well, they're going to need to kick it into overdrive if the song stands a chance of catching our top two.

Vote now for the Best Song of the ...

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