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Rick Ross Cancels Concerts: Are Gang Threats to Blame?

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The Teflon Don Cancels Two Weekend Tour Dates Local reports are connecting the North Carolina cancellations to recent gang-related threats against Rick Ross. For his part, the Maybach mogul tweeted, "Promoters cancelled show but I'll be back ASAP." [Billboard]

One Direction Member Almost Arrested? The Sun (get skeptical) said cops didn't approve of Louis putting his head through a moving car's sunroof. Hey, they're just trying to live while they're young! [Gigwise]

Neil Young Says Getting More Miles Per Gallon is Beside the Point Young penned an explanation as to why it's not really that helpful for reducing our carbon footprint. [HuffPo]

Bon Iver Consoles Grammy Nom-Less Grizzly Bear on Twitter Last year's Best New Artist says the Grammys are stupid anyway, so a nom is NBD (tell that to Scooter Braun).[Pitchfork]

Amanda Palmer Postpones Concerts She wants to spend time with her cancer-stricken friend. [Spinner]

Supposed Joe Budden Dick Pic Leaks If that's up your alley, it's online now. And NSFW, obvs. [Gawker]

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July 25: Gaga Goes 'Cheek to Cheek' in the Studio

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Whatcha shootin' for, Gaga? Mother Monster uploaded a pic to her Instagram late last night of what looks like a video crew recording her in the studio. She tagged pictures from that night with "#CheekToCheek," the title for her Tony Bennett collaboration LP. Maybe we're getting a making-of documentary for the album too? Fingers crossed!

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