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First Dibs: Is the Lifetime Aaliyah Biopic Causing More Controversy Than Excitement?

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Which Disney song did the legendary rock group, Pearl Jam, cover at their concert in Italy? Rita Ora shows ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris that she is doing just fine and Beliebers turn against Justin Bieber with a new controversial hashtag.

  • The upcoming Aaliyah biopic has already faced a lot of criticism by her family and fans. The film will star 17-year-old Disney Channel actress Zendaya and will include details on Aaliyah’s allege marriage to R&B singer R. Kelly. Aaliyah was 15 and R. Kelly was 27 when they allegedly and illegally got married. [Rolling Stone]
  • Just because you are a rock band doesn’t mean you can’t jam out to a little Disney once in a while. Pearl Jam blessed their Italian fans with this awesome and unexpected cover of Frozen’s “Let It Go.” [Gawker]
  • After DJ Calvin Harris announced his split with singer Rita Ora on Twitter earlier this month, the ex-couple hit the stage at Capital FM Summertime Ball on Saturday in great spirits. Ora dawned a super short dress as she rocked the show, letting us know that she’s back on her feet since the split. [Mirror]
  • Beliebers are notorious for being the most ride or die fans but ever since Justin Bieber got back together with Selena Gomez, the Biebs has been less responsive to his fans on Twitter. Unsurprisingly, Believers are outraged. Fans decided that if Bieber is going to ignore them then they will ignore him in an effort to ironically win back his attention. Thus, the hashtag #ignorejustinproject was born. [MTV News]

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Artist Of The Day: Rita Ora Is The Real Deal

The temperature isn’t the only thing heating up this summer. Rita Ora‘s career is clearly about to boil over. The soulful Roc Nation rookie is already hot back home in the U.K. where her Drake-penned single “R.I.P.” reached No. 1. The Tinie Tempah featured record is the second chart-topper for the Kosovo-born, London-raised Rita whose own guest spot on DJ Fresh‘s track “Hot Right Now” landed her atop the UK Top 40 back in February.

Despite capping all the accomplishments of the past four months by opening up for Coldplay’s European tour, 21-year-old Rita is determined to go global.  Boss man Jay-Z‘s ringing endorsement plus heavy-hitter collaborations with producers like Will.I.Am, The-Dream, and Stargate to name a few, almost guarantees Rita’s eponymous debut album will officially usher in the Ora era in the States.

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Last Lap: Rita Ora Covers Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Rita Ora Cover’s Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”
What do you get when the hottest young act of the moment covers the other hottest young act of the moment? Pure wonderfulness, we think — have a listen to Rita Ora‘s cover of Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” below, and tell us if you don’t agree. [YouTube]

Patrick Stump Laments The Failure Of His Solo Album
Fall Out Boy‘s Patrick Stump has a reflective moment, posting on his blog about his feelings about the failure of his solo album. He says, amongst other things, “What I wasn’t prepared for was the fervor of the hate from people who were ostensibly my own supporters (or at least supporters of something I had been part of). The barrage of “We liked you better fat,” the threatening letters to my home, the kids that paid for tickets to my solo shows to tell me how much I sucked without Fall Out Boy, that wasn’t something I suppose I was or ever will be ready for.” [Patrick Stump]

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Is Rita Ora The New Rihanna? Her Single “Party & Bullsh*t” And Jay-Z Both Say “Yes!”

Move over Rihanna, there’s a new babe on the block! The super gorgeous Rita Ora is poised to topple Rihanna’s throne as the go to girl for hip hop collaborations and sexy pop. Her new single, “Party & Bullsh*t” (which you can listen to below) is the first release for her forthcoming debut under Jay-Z‘s label, Roc Nation. The chorus of the infectious party anthem directly references Biggie‘s own iconic “Party & Bullsh*t”, and we predict that the new track is going to be blasting out of speakers everywhere this summer, especially with Jay-Z’s backing, and other huge collaborators like Drake, The-Dream and Stargate for her album.

The stunning Ora was a favorite at fashion weeks this past month, and rumors are flying that Jay-Z has “dumped” Rihanna is favor of Rita. Media Take Out “reports” that Jay-Z has begun a “media blitz” for Rita, not least because he’s angry at Rihanna’s for her recent collaborations with Chris Brown. An “rock solid” insider has allegedly said that, “Rita [Ora] has the same kind of pop appeal that Rihanna does, but she’s younger, and not as crazy… [Jay Z] has scheduled to make a bunch of appearances with her, and he’s even going to integrate her into [upcoming THRONES] concert [with Kanye West].” Does Rihanna need to watch her back? Will Rita dethrone RiRi’s, until now, dominance of cameos on the songs of hip hop’s finest? Is Rita Ora about the be the sexiest thing to happen to pop since RiRi’s “Umbrella”?

Listen to Rita Ora’s “Party and Bullsh*t”:

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New Music: Rita Ora “Party & Bullsh*t” [Rap Up]

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