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Bruno Mars is not Jersey enough to play Super Bowl halftime, says Twitter

We all know there’s no pleasing Twitter, but the news of Bruno Mars playing the Super Bowl halftime show really got the micro-blogging site riled up — especially the New Jersey/New York contingent.

See, Super Bowl XLVIII is at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets, and a vocal group of fans thinks one of that region’s iconic artists — especially Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, or Bon Jovi — should have gotten the gig instead. Of course, the Super Bowl is the most-watched TV event of the year and reaches every corner of the United States, so to choose the musical act regionally really isn’t necessary. Last year’s Bowl was in New Orleans, but Houston native Beyoncé — not, say, Harry Connick Jr. or Lil Wayne — performed during halftime.

But let’s give the Twitter masses the floor to state their case:
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Prince is now on Twitter

Prince has always been just slightly ahead of his own time—at least musically.

Technologically, he’s been less eager to embrace the 21st century, even going as far as declaring the Internet “completely over” in a relatively recent interview.

But apparently he’s cool with Twitter, because the Purple One has begun sending out 140 character missives into the cyber-ether. The verified account @3rdEyeGirl has been active for a while, mostly as a depository for new tracks and photos from tours (3rd Eye Girl is the female trio who backs Prince up). But last night, Prince himself took over, announcing “PRINCE’S 1ST TWEET.”

So far, his missives have been less the revelatory, though we can confirm that he did in fact add too much pepper to this salad. (You’re welcome, Prince.) He’s also clearly getting the hang of various Twitter memes, since this is the worst selfie we’ve ever seen.

Still, he does know what a hashtag is, and clearly has gotten the hang of retweeting, as the last few dispatches from the account are from people marveling at the fact that Prince is now on Twitter, which completes the Internet circle of life.

One notable thing: @3rdEyeGirl is not following a single person on Twitter—not even Janelle Monae, whose new album features a guest appearance by Prince. Will you be the first person Prince follows? Tune in a few days from now to see how well he masters #FollowFriday.

Drake responds to Amanda Bynes sex tweet: 'It's a little weird and disturbing'

Back in March, onetime Lucille Ball cypher and current professional crazy person Amanda Bynes unleashed what is undoubtedly the greatest tweet in the short history of Twitter: Apropos of nothing, she announced, “I want @drake to murder my vagina.”

A month later, she decided that he was ugly. How did Drake process Bynes’ shifting enthusiasm for him?

Very calmly but with profound confusion, as it turns out. In an interview with XXL, Drake was asked about the tweets and said, “I don’t even know who that is doing that or what that’s about. If that is her, I guess it’s a little weird and disturbing. It’s obviously a behavioral pattern that is way bigger than me. Whoever is behind it, whether it’s her or somebody else, they know people are paying attention so they keep it going.”

So to recap: Even if Bynes still wanted Drake to end the life of her birth canal, he wouldn’t be into it, and in fact would be skeptical that such a request was actually legitimate. Thanks, Internet!

Meanwhile, Bynes remains in involuntary psychiatric hold in California, and Drake’s new album Nothing Was the Same will be out in September.

Miley Cyrus names her new album 'BANGERZ,' possibly recruits Britney Spears

To promote her upcoming album, Katy Perry has been posting clever videos promising a new, streamlined persona. To promote her upcoming album, Lady Gaga posted a video in which she gets her septum pierced.

And then there’s Miley Cyrus, who just tweeted the damn title of her upcoming album.

Astute readers will notice that she is spelling that title with a Z at the end, rather than an S:

“Bangers” might work for an album made by her father, but for Miley Cyrus, only a Z will do. (Incidentally, she’s considering going the full Miley and dropping her dad’s name entirely.) READ FULL STORY

Chris Brown says he may quit music

If his tweets are to be believed, we may not have Chris Brown to push around much longer.

Though the controversial R&B star has a new album coming at the end of the month called X, he announced on Twitter that he probably only has one other album left in him. “Don’t worry mainstream America,” he wrote, “After this X album, it’ll probably be my last album.” He followed that up with the statement, “Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!”

The “mistake” mentioned in that tweet is, presumably, his arrest for domestic assault after attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna the night before the Grammy Awards in 2009. (It should be noted, of course, that Brown was actually 19 when that incident occurred, but math is hard.) And he’s not done making mistakes—just yesterday, Brown turned himself into authorities in Los Angeles to be booked for a hit-and-run case against him.

Though this retirement idea probably won’t stick (the only stars whose retirements mean less than musicians are professional wrestlers), it should be noted that Brown’s nearly 13 million Twitter followers have been getting quite a stream of downers recently, including melancholy musings like “Home don’t feel like home. Too many empty rooms” and “Aspire to be great and the person you wanna be. Don’t conform because ur worth is more than any money or status. We live. We die.”

But with all that new time on his hands, what will Brown do with his time? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

Twitter #Music discovery app for iPhone and web launches

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Twitter’s music-discovery app, called Twitter #Music, is now available through the App Store for iPhone and in a web version at music.twitter.com. The app collects users’ activity on the social network to help find music based on the bands they follow, what their friends follow and recommend, and what new music is trending across Twitter. READ FULL STORY

Mitch Winehouse isn't thrilled about Beyonce singing his daughter's song

Amy Winehouse’s dad isn’t mad that Beyoncé covered “Back to Black” — along with Andre 3000 — for the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby. He does, however, seem not quite on board with the idea, much like some of the fallen singer’s fans:

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Miley Cyrus shows up in rap video with Lil Kim, hires Britney Spears' manager, may or may not be leaving Twitter

On her 2007 single “See You Again,” Miley Cyrus explains her behavior in front of a boy she likes with the phrase “Just being Miley.”

Back then, “being Miley” she was talking about getting flustered in the presence of a hot dude. Six years later, what does “Just being Miley” mean?

Apparently it means ditching your former manager to sign with Larry Rudolph, best known as Britney Spears’ manager; prepping an album featuring Pharrell Williams and “N—-s in Paris” producer Hit-Boy; and joining Lil Kim and Kim’s protege Tiffany Foxx in the video for a song about getting so drunk your face goes numb.

Get a look at “Twisted” (which also features a verse by Kim) below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber becomes most-followed person on Twitter

Miracles happen when you Beliebe.

As of today, Bieber has surpassed Lady Gaga as the most-followed individual on Twitter.  Currently, Bieber has 33,340,747 followers; Gaga, in the number two spot, has 33,334,564. But there’s no hard feelings from Mother Monster. The lady who was the first to pass 10, 20 and then 30 million followers tweeted at Bieber last week, “So proud of @justinbieber and all the Beliebers! I’m only happy to see your fans growing in size, you all deserve it! Monsters support you!”

As they say, with great power comes great responsibility. Here are just a couple of the things Bieber has recently put out there in the twitterverse: READ FULL STORY

New Prince songs streaming online? Thank mysterious Twitter user

Twitter has been a little bit funkier since Sunday, mostly because of an account set up under the name 3rdEyeGirl.

On Sunday, 3rdEyeGirl started linking out to Prince songs, many of which sound like demos and bootlegs. The tracks have been an interesting mix of established tracks (a live version of “Bambi”) and stuff that is unfamiliar (“Same Page Different Book,” which you can check out below).

The tweeter in question has only linked out to four songs (all of which are uploaded to the same YouTube account under the same name), including a remix of Prince’s 2012 single “Rock N Roll Love Affair.”
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