Last Update on August 28, 2015 08:02 GMT
NICKI MINAJ - TO OPEN VMAs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- There are probably some people still getting over her performance of "Anaconda" at last year's Video Music Awards. Now, it looks like Nicki Minaj will get another chance to get people's jaws dropping and tongues wagging. Entertainment Weekly reports Minaj will be opening the VMAs again this year. She joins Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, A$AP Rocky, Demi Lovato and Twenty One Pilots as performers. Miley Cyrus will host and Kanye West will get the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The VMAs air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday on MTV.
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Security was heavy -- but the turnout was relatively light for a free concert by Fetty Wap. It was held in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey last night. Hundreds of young people turned out, many of them lining up hours before the show began. But officials say there were still hundreds of free tickets that hadn't been given away by the day before the show. The rapper's hit, "Trap Queen," has gone double platinum.
ABBA PIANO UP FOR SALE
LONDON (AP) -- Looking to get your hands on a piece of ABBA history? If could happen -- if your pockets are really deep. A grand piano that was played on some of ABBA's biggest hits is going up for auction in London. The sale is being conducted by Sotheby's -- and the piano is expected to fetch between $928,000 and $1.2 million when it goes up for bids on Sept. 29. The piano was played on ABBA hits like "Waterloo," "Dancing Queen" and "Money, Money, Money."
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016-r-53-(Excerpt, of ABBA performing "Waterloo")--Here's a bit of ABBA performing "Waterloo." The piano played during the studio recording of this song is going up for auction. (28 Aug 2015)
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TAYLOR SWIFT PERFORMS `SMELLY CAT' WITH LISA KUDROW AT LA SHOW
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Who would have thought a ticket to see Taylor Swift perform in Los Angeles the other night would have gotten you in to hear her do a duet of "Smelly Cat" with actress Lisa Kudrow? Taylor teamed up with the "Friends" star to perform Phoebe's ode to the funky feline. It wasn't the night's only collaboration. Justin Timberlake teamed up with Swift to do the song "Mirrors." And Swift joined Selena Gomez on "Good For You." Swift's performance Wednesday wrapped up her five-night run at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
MILEY CYRUS - DAD'S CAKE
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It was a vegan birthday cake for Billy Ray Cyrus. And, according to E!Online, it was baked for him by his daughter, pop star Miley Cyrus. The country star best known for the hit "Achy Breaky Heart" turned 54. Miley posted some pics from the party on her Instagram account.