February 16, 2012


News Notes: Whitney Funeral Streaming & More

Patrick Demarchelier
Patrick Demarchelier

Whitney Funeral to be Streamed: The Associated Press has arranged a deal with Whitney Houston's publicist that would allow them to both livestream her funeral on the internet and make the feed available to broadcasters. [IBTimes]

Coldplay Planning to Lose BRIT Award to Adele: Coldplay frontman Chris Martin said, on BBC Radio 2, that "unless Adele somehow deletes her albums, I think we can come to the conclusion [that we won't win the BRIT Award for Best Album]. I'm pretty sure of it." [NME]

Lil Kim Calls Nicki Minaj a 'Stupid Hoe': Responding to Nicki Minaj's new single "Stupid Hoe," Lil Kim went on Watch What Happens Live and said, "If you have to make a song called 'Stupid Hoe,' you must be a stupid hoe!" [Vulture]

Voice Sneaking Up on Idol: Fox's American Idol has been the ratings king in the talent show arena, but now NBC's The Voice is nipping at Idol's heels in ratings. [USA Today]

R&B Singer Names Mixtape After Ledger: Noted auto-tune crooner T-Pain is naming his new mix tape after Heath Ledger because "that's how much I love music. That's how much passion I have for music." [Rap-Up]

Metalhead Didn't Endorse Presidential Candidate: Megadeth frontman David Mustaine said in an interview that he hoped he would see Republican Rick Santorum in The White House, but now he's saying that wasn't an official endorsement. [Brooklyn Vegan]

Rapstress Adds Heft: Georgia rap icon Missy Elliott hops on the remix of Busta Rhymes' "Why Stop Now" along with Lil Wayne, and the results are out of control. [Idolator]