Justin Bieber’s Comedy Central Roast
Last night, the Roast of Justin Bieber aired on Comedy Central. It was just as brutal as you’d expect! Guests like Will Ferrell (as Ron Burgundy), Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Shaquille O’Neal, Ludacris, Natasha Leggero, Hannibal Buress, and of course Roast Master Jeff Ross. Check out all the clips below, but be advised, this is a Comedy Central Roast…and therefore includes VERY adult language. Get the full story here.
Jay Z Launches Tidal – A New Streaming Service
Jay Z offically launched his streaming service that’s supposed to change the way we listen to music. Seemingly every music powerhouse was attended the event: Beyoncé, Kanye West, Madonna, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Usher, J. Cole, Jack White, Arcade Fire, and Daft Punk to name a few, were present to sign a declaration. Tidal will offer CD-quality audio and video but uses no free ad-supported service. The streaming service will offer monthly subscriptions — $19.95 for high quality streaming and $9.95 for standard quality. The service has deals with all of the major record labels, and even the anti-Spotify Taylor Swift, is on board. In an interview with Billboard, Jay explained that the goal of Tidal was to produce a streaming service that appropriately compensated the artist. The rapper had this to say on if the artists would be making more money on Tidal than on Spotify: “Will artists make more money? Even if it means less profit for our bottom line, absolutely. That’s easy for us. We can do that. Less profit for our bottom line, more money for the artist; fantastic. Let’s do that today.” Get the full story here.
Zayn Malik First Solo Music Released: Hear Naughty Boy’s ‘I Won’t Mind’ Demo
Well that was fast: less than a week after Zayn Malik officially left One Direction, the 22-year-old has had his first piece of solo material unveiled to the world. Naughty Boy, the U.K. producer who joined Malik in the studio over the weekend, has posted a demo called “I Won’t Mind” online on Monday. One Directioners aren’t happy about it, the hashtag #SuspendNaughtyBoy has been trending since the single was released. The song has since been deleted on SoundCloud, but the Vevo video still plays. Check it out below, and get the full story here.
NBC’s Next Live Musical Will Be “The Wiz”
NBC’s next live musical will be “The Wiz”. Yesterday, they announced that it’ll premiere on December 3rd. There’s no casting news yet. In a new twist, Cirque du Soleil will be involved in helping create the production . . . and they’re hoping to move it to Broadway after the telecast. The 1978 movie version of “The Wiz” starred Diana Ross as Dorothy, Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow and Richard Pryoras as The Wiz. “Ease on Down the Road” is the song everyone remembers most from it. Get the full story here.