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Demi Lovato talks getting mad at God on Twitter

It looks like Kanye West has got some Twitter competition in the unloading of late-night thoughts.

Demi Lovato took to the micro-blogging site last night to discuss God, tough stuff, and overcoming obstacles.

The same week excerpts from her Seventeen interview, where she discussed her troubled past and her bright hopes for the future, were released, it sounds like 2012 is already throwing her a curveball.

The whole thing kicked off when Lovato tweeted, “Sometimes it seems like God just keeps throwing crap my way and I get SO angry with him… But there’s never a doubt in my mind He’s gonna pull me through it all. I know you’re there God. But umm… Really dude? He never fails to show me He’s by my side though. Even in the tough times. #Godstuff”

Potential song lyrics for her Unbroken follow up? Perhaps. But more likely the nineteen-year-old was just venting. She followed up retweeting some thoughts from her followers, including, “Satan throws crap your way but God gets you through to make you a stronger/wiser person. #lifelessons” READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber explains his speeding ticket, makes Jay Leno eat sushi on 'The Tonight Show': Watch it here!

Today marks the release of Justin Bieber’s new album Under the Mistletoe – collection of Bieberized Christmas songs featuring some all-star guest appearances from the likes of Mariah Carey, Usher, and Boyz II Men.

To celebrate its release, Bieber sat down on Jay Leno’s couch on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show. (Apparently, he dressed up as Joan Jett for Halloween.) While his late-night patter still needs a little work, he did manage to tell a handful of funny anecdotes during his conversation with Leno.

First and foremost, he discussed his customized Cadillac, which he calls the Batmobile. According to Bieber, the eye-catching vehicle managed to attract at least one unwanted admirer: a police officer looking to give Bieber a ticket for speeding.

In the evening’s funniest exchange, Bieber tells Leno that when he got pulled over, he didn’t know he was driving too fast (he had gone through a construction zone), so when the cop asked him if he knew why he pulled him over, Bieber answered, “Is it because you like my car?”

Check out both parts of Bieber’s sit-down with Leno below. READ FULL STORY

On the scene at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, day one: Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys, and Jay-Z

When you think about it, there’s really only one way to kick off a pop music festival: with the gyrating, electro, pulsing sounds of the Black Eyed Peas, of course.

The foursome opened the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last night with laser lights, a cadre of jailbird-themed backup dancers (in a word: divine), and one of their signature songs, “Boom Boom Pow.”

It’s almost needless to say, but the party-rocking vibe the show’s producers were no doubt hoping for coalesced perfectly, as the crowd spiraled into dancing through songs like “Just Can’t Get Enough,” “Don’t Stop the Party,” “The Time (Dirty Bit),” and the perfect set-ender: “I Gotta Feeling.” (Personally, I was hoping for “Shut Up,” but no one ever seems to be into that song as much as me.)

Of much interest — at least to me — was Fergie’s delightful getup, which included glittery knee-high boots and onesie, and fascinating, gold fingernail/cap things that contributed to her overall drag queen look. She was Vegas to a T! (Then again, she always kind of is.)

The tone was set from the first act: This show was definitely all about the hits, and the 12,000 fans in the audience at the MGM Grand Garden Arena seemed to get just what they wanted. From top to bottom, the show was quite the Vegas production with huge screens flanking the stage, more than one confetti blast (the first one came at the almost-still-daylight time of 8:01 p.m., no joke), and, yes, Ryan Seacrest as host.

He first appeared after the Black Eyed Peas left the stage to introduce the show: “This weekend,” he said, in a trademark way that’s both overly dramatic and overly bombastic, “all roads lead to Vegas.” Well, all roads carrying the biggest pop stars, at least. And it was during this interlude that he announced something that made the crowd go completely wild: Lady Gaga—already confirmed to be performing during the festival—would appear on Saturday night with Sting. In two words: Instant death!

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'120 Minutes': In honor of MTV2's re-launch tonight, host Matt Pinfield reminisces about his favorite 'Minutes' moments

An MTV classic is at last being let out of the vault. 120 Minutes, the long-running alternative-music series that spotlighted indie artists and bands not typically featured on the MTV lineup, is set to re-launch Sunday on MTV2 at 1:00am ET, with that chrome-domed font of encyclopedic musical knowledge, Matt Pinfield, back as host.

Fans who’ve never forgiven MTV for abandoning music in favor of reality shows about the attention-seeking, fame-whoring, and alcohol-guzzling, were particular dismayed when Minutes was cancelled in 2003 after a 17-year run. But they can now take heart: the premiere lineup tonight includes Sleigh Bells, the Black Angels, and Das Racist. And future guests set to join Pinfield on the 120 Minutes set at the Lower East Side’s Arlene’s Grocery include Dave Grohl, Lupe Fiasco, Kings of Leon, and PJ Harvey.

To commemorate the launch of the new show, we asked Matt Pinfield to take a ‘90s nostalgia trip and give us his favorite moments from the old 120 Minutes, a list that includes early signs of friction in Oasis, a lyrical tribute from Perry Farrell, and, of course, a drunken Jon Spencer meltdown. Take a look at Pinfield’s favorite memories after the break: READ FULL STORY

Lady Gaga dresses crazy, eats paper, declares herself 'Batman' on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'

Lady Gaga‘s new album Born This Way has been out in the universe for a little over a day (see EW’s review), and her complete takeover of all media has already exceeded expectations. On Monday, she unleashed the album, dropped in on the ladies of The View, changed her clothes completely, and then sat down with David Letterman on CBS’ The Late Show.

Clad in little more than her underpants, a leather jacket and a Zorro mask, she talked about some notorious rumors about her (including whether or not she likes picking up hitchhikers), repeatedly expressed her excitement over the fresh release of her album, flirted with the host, and declared that she was Batman. Watch the full clip after the jump. It’s a long one, but it’s worth it.

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Keith Richards, Lauryn Hill join Jimmy Fallon's Bob Marley tribute week

Jimmy Fallon is giving viewers two more reasons to lose a little sleep in honor of Bob Marley.

Last week, EW’s Music Mix announced that Late Night With Jimmy Fallon would spend this week paying tribute to Marley, with each of the week’s musical guests performing a classic cut by the reggae legend. Ziggy Marley, Chris Cornell, Jennifer Hudson, Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz were already signed on for the salute (which kicks off tonight with Ziggy), and now the show has announced that Keith Richards and Lauryn Hill will both be joining in the fun. READ FULL STORY

'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' to host weeklong tribute to Bob Marley with Jennifer Hudson, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz and more - EXCLUSIVE

Last year, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon invited a handful of bands to pay tribute to the Rolling Stones in honor of the re-release of Exile on Main Street. It was a tremendous week of music, featuring performances by the likes of Green Day and Phish tackling classics like “Loving Cup” and “Rip It Up.”

Starting on Monday, May 9, the musical guests on Late Night will all tip their (giant, dread-covering) hats to reggae legend Bob Marley in honor of the 30th anniversary of the great one’s passing.

Monday night’s show features Bob’s son Ziggy, while Tuesday night’s (May 10) episode welcomes Chris Cornell. Jennifer Hudson checks in on Wednesday (May 11), Jakob Dylan pays his respects on Thursday (May 12) and Lenny Kravitz wraps things up on Friday (May 13). Each artist will perform a classic Marley tune that pays tribute to his revolutionary spirit and deep influence on music.

“Big up Jimmy Fallon for honoring the memory of my father,” said son Ziggy, who will also spend time on the couch discussing his father’s legacy with Fallon. “Much respect.”

Though Fallon is still a relative newcomer to the late-night scene, his show has rapidly grown into the best place to see after-hours performances from some of the greatest names in music.

He shrewdly hired the Roots as his house band, and since the show’s inception has played host to a number of huge musical moments, from the drum-off between Ringo Starr and Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson to Fallon dressing up as Neil Young to perform Willow Smith’s “Whip My Hair” (with assistance from a very game Bruce Springsteen) and bananas hip-hop collective Odd Future’s first network appearance.

The weeklong tribute to Marley promises to be yet another notch in Fallon’s ever-expanding musical belt. So tell us, readers: What Bob song would you like to see each slated artist get irie on?

More on EW.com:
NBC renews ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ — EXCLUSIVE
Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon sing Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’
Phish to appear on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Exile on Main Street’ tribute week

What Music To Watch: Franz Ferdinand on 'Jimmy Kimmel', Lykke Li on 'Carson Daly'

Late night music alert, Mixers: Franz Ferdinand will play two songs on Jimmy Kimmel this evening, and the lovely Lykke Li (woah, alliteration!) will stop by Last Call with Carson Daly. Unfortunately, neither of the two Franz Ferdinand songs will be their cover of Britney Spears’ "Womanizer." (Am I completely crazy for loving their rendition of it?); they will be playing their Tonight: Franz Ferdinand dance-rock tunes "Ulysses" and "No You Girls," however.

As far as Lykke Li goes, she will be doing a cover — her take on Kings of Leon’s "Knocked Up." Both artists will be heading off this weekend to Coachella, a place where I’m sure I’m not alone when I say: I want to go to there. Desperately. (Be sure to check back to the Music Mix for Whitney Pastorek’s impressions of the festival.) Until then, watch the video for "No You Girls" below and catch both artists on TV tonight.

More from EW’s Music Mix:
EW’s 50 Most Heartbreaking Songs of All Time
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: What was their best late night performance this week?
Kanye, Santigold and Lykke Li in the new N.A.S.A. video: I can’t stop watching

What (music) to watch tonight: Lily Allen on Jimmy Kimmel

Lilyallen_lAs tempting as it is to pick indie upstarts the Pains of Being Pure At Heart on Carson Daly tonight (they are one of the year’s most promising new bands), I’m actually going with Lily Allen on Jimmy Kimmel instead. I can’t help but enjoy the pseudo-country and western vibe of her latest single, "Not Fair." And it doesn’t even matter to me what the song is actually about (let’s just say the lyrics aren’t exactly subtle).

Also scheduled for tonight:
Diana Krall on The Late Show with David Letterman
Miley Cyrus on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Cold War Kids on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart on Last Call with Carson Daly

More from EW’s Music Mix:
New Lily Allen Clip "Not Fair": Video Deja Vu?
‘NOW That’s What I Call Music!': The latest edition outcharts Miley Cyrus and everyone else
SXSW: Afternoon delight

What (music) to watch tonight: Taylor Swift on 'Leno'

Taylorswift_lOn a night when the excellent psych-rock outfit Dr. Dog will grace Jimmy Fallon’s stage and the Smashing Pumpkins’ Chris Isaak Hour performance gets another airing (in case you missed it), why am I recommending Taylor Swift on Jay Leno? Because, well, I think she’s pretty great. She may not have the most powerful or distinctive voice on the block, but she’s a talented songwriter who sings about things she knows and has experienced. (The mere fact she writes her own songs — and they are that catchy — deserves praise.) We can at least agree it will be interesting to watch her career and see if she has staying power.

Also scheduled for tonight:
The Fray on The Late Show with David Letterman
Dr. Dog on Late Show with Jimmy Fallon
Eli Young Band on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Nico Stai on Last Call with Carson Daly
Smashing Pumpkins (repeat) on The Chris Isaak Hour

More on Taylor Swift:
Style Hunter: I want THAT shirt Taylor Swift wore on ‘CSI’
Taylor Swift’s road to fame
Taylor Swift’s Fearless gets a B

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