News Notes: M.I.A. Fingers the World & More

A roundup of the headlines you should kinda sorta know
Christopher Polk

M.I.A.'s Middle Finger Highlights Super Bowl: Whoever had M.I.A. in their "Which halftime performer would perform a subversive act?" pool just won big. NFL and NBC have already begun the blame game. [EW]

Is Adam Lambert Really New Queen Singer?: Despite reports confirming the singer's new role, Lambert claims he may only be queen for a day. [Adam Lambert]

Lil' Kim's Tax Troubles: The rapper's tax issues go back more than a decade, but have now hit the seven-figure mark. At least you're queen of something! [TMZ]

Lana Del Rey Skewered on SNL: Three weeks after her polarizing performance, the singer re-appears on the show… sorta. [Billboard]

Soul Train Flash Mob: Hundreds of fans donned afros and danced in Times Square to celebrate the life of Soul Train founder Don Cornelius. [Billboard]

Coldplay add Mylo Xyloto to Spotify: More than three months after its release, Coldplay's fifth album is now available on Spotify. Black Keys, where you at?! [Spin]

50 Cent Skeptical of Birdman's $5 Million Bet: Fiddy explains that sometimes, in very rare instances, rappers will say something they may not necessarily mean. [HipHopDX]

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June 23: Jack White's Really Rooting for the Home Team

June 23: Jack White's Really Rooting for the Home Team

Were the Cubs down or something? Jack White was spotted at last night's baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres looking absolutely miserable. The Cubbies pulled out a 6-0 win over San Diego last night so the White Stripe ideally should have been enjoying himself in spite of the team's current 41-57 record.