Happy Monday! We have a few pop culture headlines to help you turn that Monday morning frown upside down. A complete list of the 2014 Grammy nominations, reports that MTV has cancelled one of its shows and One Direction vs the cast of Anchorman 2 in an old fashioned sing-off await your viewing in our latest edition of morning headlines!
Here are the 6 stories you need to read this morning:
1. The 2014 Grammy nominations have been announced! Jay Z leads the field with nine total nominations including one for Best Rap Album. Justin Timberlake, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar also have reason to celebrate earning seven nominations a piece. [Los Angeles Times]
2. Rumor has it that MTV has canceled Teen Mom 3. ” Yes no more teen mom 3,” castmember Alexandria Sekella tweeted on Saturday. “Guess we weren’t enough of train wrecks for it to be interesting. America wants to watch crazies oh well
#relieved.” [TV Guide]
3. Catching Fire has been caught at the box office. Disney’s Frozen took over the number one spot this weekend collecting $31.6 million in weekend ticket sales. “Frozen,” the tale of two estranged princesses in an icy world, supplanted the Jennifer Lawrence megahit in its second weekend of wide release after placing second last week. [Business Week]
4. Live from New York it’s… the most unexpected sing-off of the decade? One Direction’s boy band squared off against Paul Rudd’s “man band” consisting of his Anchorman 2 costars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and David Koechner during the opening monologue of Saturday Night Live this weekend. The result? A new super-group named “Nine Direction” combined to perform a memorable version of “Afternoon Delight.” “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” [People]
5. HBO is about to turn one of its most popular programs into a video game. Sorry, Vinny Chase, but it’s not Entourage. According to an announcement at Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards” Saturday, HBO is partnering with Telltale Games for a Game of Thrones video game set to be released in 2014. “We’ll be taking advantage of all the fiction to make something great,” said Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale Games. “We’re just really getting into it right now and thinking about characters — who has the most at stake, who has the biggest impact on the world.” [Time]
6. Following the success of her viral sensation “Friday” and the (probable) release of her soulful ode to brunch known as “Sunday,” Rebecca Black finally made her way to the weekend when her new single “Saturday” dropped on, when else, Saturday. Joined by fellow YouTube star Dave Days, the follow-up to the smash hit has already garnered over eight and a half million views on YouTube. Take a look for yourself below. [The Hollywood Reporter]
What’s your favorite headline from today?