February 29, 2012


News Notes: Whitney Rep Denies Biopic & More

Frank Micelotta
Frank Micelotta

Houston's Rep Denies Biopic
Despite previous reports, looks like that Whitney Houston biopic isn't happening after all. And we had the casting and everything. [NME]

Lady Gaga in Men in Black 3?
Depending on your trust level of Spanish translations, Will Smith may or may have not have leaked that Mother Monster will make a cameo in the upcoming film. [HitFix]

Is Don Henley Suing Frank Ocean?
The R&B singer wrote on his Tumblr that the Eagles frontman threatened to sue him over Ocean's use of "Hotel California" on last year's "American Wedding." [NME]

Gwyneth: Blue Ivy Will Be a Star
Gwyneth Paltrow is convinced Blue Ivy will be an entertainer when she grows up. When your parents are Beyoncé and Jay-Z, this is not exactly a controversial statement, Gwyn Gwyn. [Vibe]

Cee Lo to Release Memoirs Next Year
We are already salivating. [HipHopDX]

Ja Rule Checks In From Prison
The rapper called into a radio show from behind bars to discuss his new album Pain is Love 2 and participate in mandatory head count. (No. Really.) [Rap-Up]

Azealia Banks Not Happy at Iggy Azalea
It's okay. We confuse them too. But Harlem rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter to denounce Iggy's inclusion on XXL's coveted Freshman Class issue. [Hip-Hop Wired]

Kid Cudi Angry at Label
Mr. Solo Dolo lashed out at his "weak ass label" Universal Republic for allegedly undershipping his new album and not pushing his new album's lead single. Note: We will always endorse artist/label beef! [Prefix]

Santana Dropping New Album
We see you, baby boomers! Carlos Santana will release a new instrumental album to coincide with his two-year residency at Las Vegas' House of Blues. [Billboard]