1. Spotify will #MuteRKelly (sort of).
Spotify has announced that it will no longer promote music from the controversial singer. Still, R. Kelly’s songs will remain on the streaming site, a decision that’s being slammed on social media. Read more>>
2. Ariana Grande speaks out about breakup.
The singer has confirmed reports that she and rapper Mac Miller are going their separate ways after two years as a couple. “This is one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet malcom mccormick,” Grande said, in part, in an Instagram Story on Thursday. Read more>>
3. Deadpool bends it with David Beckham.
Ryan Reynolds’s alter ego apologizes to the soccer star for a joke he once made about Becks in the latest teaser for Deadpool 2. The clip is full of inside jokes and one that fans of 2016’s Deadpool will appreciate. Read more>>
4. Fans think Selena Gomez’s new song is about Justin Bieber.
“Back to You,” released today, is all about regret over a past relationship. “You could break my heart in two / But when it heals, it beats for you / I know it’s forward but it’s true / I wanna hold you when I’m not supposed to / When I’m laying close to someone else,” Gomez sings. Read more>>
5. ‘Rick and Morty’ is renewed … for a while.
Adult Swim has ordered 70 more episodes of the hit cartoon, as part of a deal with creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland. The show, which premiered in December 2013, has aired only 31 episodes. Read more>>
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