Did You Hear?
:: Jay-Z tops Forbes‘ list of the top-earning rappers of the last year, earning $63 million. He’s followed by Diddy ($30 million) and Akon ($21 mill, thanks in part to signing Lady Gaga to his label). Since they’re all so rich, maybe they can afford to take a creative writing class. [Spin]
:: The Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block are going on tour together. Commence celebrating if you are between the ages of 28 and 35 years old and were a teen when either of those groups were at their peak. [E! Online]
:: Usher and Chris Brown are reportedly heading on tour together, too. But will there be middle-aged women throwing their bras and control-top pantyhose at the stage like there will be at the Backstreet Boys/New Kids concert? We don’t think so. Point: boy bands. [Just Jared]
:: Pras explains why he won’t be voting for his former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean for President of Haiti. To sum it up: “He’s not the one that’s able to unite the whole country.” Wyclef, a rebuttal? [Vulture]
:: Check out 10 things Kanye West has enthusiastically endorsed on his Twitter, from leather pants to Justin Bieber to life in general. [MTV Buzzworthy]
After the jump, check out which stars will be lighting up the tube tonight.
Music On TV Today:
:: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) — Steel Train (repeat)
:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — KISS (repeat)
:: Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC) — the xx
:: Lopez Tonight (TBS) — Bow Wow
:: Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC) — T.I.
:: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Macy Gray (repeat)
:: Ellen DeGeneres (ABC) — Diddy (repeat)