Demi Lovato is among the artists confirmed to appear at the "2013 Teen Choice Awards."
+ Demi Lovato and The Wanted are among the list of artists confirmed to appear at the "2013 Teen Choice Awards," airing Aug. 11. One Direction and Paramore will perform, and other performers are expected to be announced soon. (MTV News)
+ Rita Ora appears topless on the August cover of British GQ! In the issue, she discusses dating, fame, and her Kosovan homecoming. (GQ UK)
+ Joey Bada$$ gave some interesting advice on how to approach his new mixtape, Summer Knights. “Don't expect anything. If you don't expect anything, you'll appreciate it way more. Eliminate your expectations. It's a different side of Joey," he told Village Voice. Intrigued? Download it here. (RapFix)
+ Check out Michelle Williams' "If We Had Your Eyes" lyric video. The minimalistic, yet colorful graphics help emphasize the inspirational message behind the words. (Idolator)
+ As if having a baby wasn't enough of a great Father's Day gift, Kim Kardashian also gave Kanye West an extra present. "One of the other gifts my girl gave me for Father's Day," Yeezy tweeted yesterday with a photo of two Mac computer mouses autographed by Apple legends Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. (RapFix)
+ Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly's cause of death has been uncovered two months to the date that he passed away. Yesterday the toxicology report revealed he died from a drug overdose, according to Associated Press. (MTV News)
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Listen to Demi Lovato's "Demi" in full, a week before its release!
+ ATTN Lovatics! Yesterday Demi Lovato shared the entire Demi album after fans unlocked songs via a Twitter campaign. Listen to the album now; it officially drops May 14. (Just Jared)
+ Beyoncé brought baby Blue Ivy on stage during her O2 Arena stop in London over the weekend! Watch a clip of the adorbz moment between momma and daughter, which took place while Bey was singing "Irreplaceable." (RapFix)
+ Speaking of Beyoncé, she and a host of A-listers attended last night's Met Gala (guess our invitations got lost in the mail); the theme of the night was punk. Check out photos of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and more. (MTV Style)
+ Lauryn Hill has been sentenced to three months in jail, plus an additional three months of home confinement, after pleading guilty to tax evasion charges. (MTV News)
+ "American Idol" Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips has canceled the remainder of his college tour dates. "Hey guys, due to doctor's orders I have to postpone my last few tour dates. They will be rescheduled!" the singer wrote on his Facebook page. (E!)
+ The funeral arrangements for Chris Kelly of Kris Kross have been set. His funeral will be held Thursday at Atlanta's Jackson Memorial Baptist Church, and a public viewing will take place Wednesday at Murray Brothers Funeral Home. (RapFix)
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Hear Nicki Minaj's remix of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Tonight I'm Getting Over You."
+ Listen to Nicki Minaj's remix of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Tonight I'm Getting Over You." In Nicki's verse, she isn't boo-hooing over a breakup. Instead, she raps "Tonight I'm getting ov-er/ Meditate and do my yog-er," and then heads to the club, natch. (MTV News)
+ Speaking of Ms. Minaj, she and Lil Wayne are teaming up to perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards, which airs May 19 on ABC. The event will also feature performances by Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Icona Pop, and Ed Sheeran. (MTV News)
+ Watch Deftones' mashup of their own "Engine No. 9" with Kris Kross' "Jump" in a tribute to Chris Kelly, who passed away on Wednesday. Drummer Abe Cunningham also wore his shirt backward and inside out to pay respect. (Rolling Stone)
+ It just took one tweet from Kanye West yesterday to get us super excited about new Yeezy music (we hope -- either that or he was tweeting Kim Kardashian's due date). "June Eighteen," he tweeted. Granted, that's not much info, but it could mean a new album or song (or baby) will drop that day. (RapFix)
+ Want to see a little more of Miley Cyrus' V Magazine spread? Check out the behind-the-scenes video where she twerks and works it for the camera. (Just Jared)
+ Psy strikes us as a pretty humorous guy, so it seems fitting that the first book he stars in would be of the comic variety. The "Gentleman" singer's biographical comic book will be titled "Fame: Psy." (Billboard)
+ Slayer guitarist and founding member Jeff Hanneman died yesterday of liver failure. He was 49. (MTV News)
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Kris Kross' Chris Kelly died yesterday. He was 34.
+ Chris Kelly, one-half of the rap duo Kris Kross, died in an Atlanta hospital yesterday after he was found unresponsive in his home. He was 34. The cause of death has not yet been determined. (MTV News)
+ will.i.am has confirmed he will be the executive producer for Britney Spears' upcoming album. "I gotta be the vehicle between her and her fans. ... Don't we want to see something that comes from her heart?" he told Rolling Stone. (MTV News)
+ Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Los Angeles Tuesday for seizures again, according to TMZ. The site also reported he was treated and released yesterday morning. (MTV News)
+ Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's death. The New York Post reports that a playground in New York City's Brooklyn Heights will be renamed "Adam Yauch Playground." A renaming ceremony will take place tomorrow. (Pitchfork)
+ The new season of Big Time Rush's TV show kicks off today on Nickelodeon. Season 4 features the guys recording their third record and getting ready for a world tour. (Just Jared Jr.)
+ Diplo and Skrillex are teaming up for a new group called Jack U! The newly formed duo are booked to perform Diplo's Mad Decent Block Parties over the summer. (MTV News)
+ Watch Kris Kross' "Jump" video.
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