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Beenie Man Cancels OVO Festival Performance After Contracting Zika Virus

Veteran dancehall don Beenie Man was forced to cancel his co-headlining performance at Drake’s OVO Festival in Toronto Saturday night (July 30) after his apparent contraction of the Zika virus. Beenie, who was scheduled to perform alongside Machel Montano, was denied entry into Canada a few days before the event over “immigration issues” related to his contraction of the virus. The Jamaican artist shared an Instagram photo of himself in the hospital explaining the situation …

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Ice Cube is Bringing a Hip-Hop Version of Hollywood Squares to Television Ice Cube is bringing back a game show classic, with a twist.

Ice Cube is bringing back an old game show classic, “Hollywood Squares,” except he’s putting a new spin on it and renaming it “Hip Hop Squares” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Previously, the original show had a long run, spanning over four decades and featured guest celebrities battling it out in a tic-tac-toe style trivia game. The west coast legend is said to be partnering up with VH1 for 20 episodes and will be also …

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Lollapalooza Day 2: Major Lazer Powers Through Power Outage, Chance Joins Future, Radiohead Captivates & More

The second day of Lollapalooza 2016 (July 29) was a little drier, and a little muggier, than the first. It was also a lot more packed (festivals with Thursday starts typically see a substantial increase in foot traffic on Friday), meaning there where more scalpers trying to buy second-hand wristbands, longer lines for the bathroom, and less Internet for everyone. But when you’re seeing one artist after another while soaking in a gorgeous skyline like Chicago’s, …

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Katy Perry Shares First Look at New CoverGirl Commercial: Watch

Katy Perry tweeted a preview of her CoverGirl commercial promoting the brand’s Katy Kat eye mascara in “very Perry black” and “very Perry blue,” as well as its Katy Kat matte lipstick. “Hi. Welcome to the Katy Kat Collection,” the singer says in the ad, introducing the makeup line. The clip features Perry starring alongside some cute cats. Perry made headlines earlier in the week when she performed her new single “Rise” for the first …

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OVO Festival 2016 Opens With Soca King Machel Montano, Sean Paul & More in Toronto

To celebrate the seventh edition of Drake’s annual OVO hip-hop festival, organizers added a Caribbean music concert featuring soca and dancehall artists to launch the series Saturday (July 30) at Toronto’s Echo Beach. The move made sense for a few reasons. First, OVO occurs during Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival festival, the largest carnival-styled event of its kind in North America, attracting more than 1 million attendees annually. Secondly, most of Drake’s inner crew of collaborators and …

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Snoop Dogg to Guest Star in MTV’s Pot Comedy ‘Mary + Jane’

The rapper also executive produced and performed the theme song for the new weed-themed series. Snoop Dogg is headed to television. The rapper — and weed aficionado — will make an appearance in MTV’s upcoming pot comedy Mary + Jane. The news was revealed by the show’s executive producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont at a panel for the series at the Television Critics Association press tour on Sunday morning (July 31). The pair acknowledged …

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Beyonce, Adele, Kanye West, Drake & More Stand to Win Big at This Famous Awards Show The stars are coming together for this one huge night.

Earlier today, MTV revealed the entire list of nominees for this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The popular award ceremony will enter its 32nd year next month, when it’s broadcast live on Sunday, August 28 9:00 p.m. ET from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Leading the charge this year in nominations are Adele and Beyonce, while other superstars such as Drake, Kanye West, The Weeknd and Rihanna also pick up some serious honors …

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Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Metallica to Headline Global Citizen Festival

  This year’s Global Citizen Festival is no joke. Kendrick Lamar, Metallica, Rihanna, Usher, Chris Martin, Major Lazer and cohort of others are set to perform at fifth annual awareness-raising concert this year in NYC’s central park on September 24. Much like the previous years, tickets need to be “earned” by volunteering to take action: You can choose from a range of actions that earn you points. Once you earn enough points, you can enter …

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MACHEL MONTANO in Bollywood style Film, BAZODEE

Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep in debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local Trinidadian singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party for both families. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement …

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Jackets From Justin Bieber’s New Merch Line Cost $1,675 The Canadian superstar teams up with Barneys for an exclusive capsule collection.

Fans have been going crazy for Justin Bieber‘s Purpose-themed merch this year, and news has now emerged that he’ll be teaming up with Barneys for an exclusive capsule collection. Bieber will be the first musician to partner with the department store giant, who will stock Bieber-branded T-shirts, jeans, jerseys, and a stylized biker jacket that will retail with a hefty $1,675 price tag. With prices like that, you’d assume that Bieber is heading into the …

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M.I.A. Introduces New Skrillex Collaboration “Go Off” She is also seriously considering leaking her own album.

Yesterday, M.I.A. took to Twitter to air our her frustration with the promotional campaign for her next major album. “O ON THE VERGE OF LEAKING THIS LP – ESPECIALLY WHEN I GET TOLD TO “FIGHT UR OWN BATTLE” , “NOT YOUR MULE” REFUGEES GOT THEIR PLATFORM,” she tweeted earlier this week. While it remains to be seen whether M.I.A. will act on her remarks, it looks like we will definitely be getting at least one …