1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have allegedly set a wedding date
Could the long-awaited West-Kardashian nuptials finally be on the horizon? According to Radar Online, Kanye and Kim plan to have a wedding ceremony in the Los Angeles area shortly after the birth of their child, assuming they can get that pesky "Kim is still married to another guy" detail out of the way in time. The report adds that West "has made it completely clear to Kim that he does not want ANY media at the wedding," which will make it the first aspect of Kardashian's life not documented by the press since 2007.
2. That annoying Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey feud is back on again
If you've read anything about American Idol this season, you probably know that judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have been feuding — because why would a reality show singing competition actually be about the competing singers? Well good news, everybody; according to MTV News, the feud is back on, sparked by a snide comment by Carey in which she noted that Minaj has never had a number-one single. "All dem #1s but JLo phone ringing," tweeted Minaj in response, referring to last month's rumors that producers might seek to replace Carey with Jennifer Lopez next season. The fact that the feud has flared up just as reports of American Idol's declining ratings have begun to circulate is, of course, a total coincidence.
3. No one wants to pay $600 to see The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are about to kick off their "50 And Counting" tour, but if you don't already have tickets, never fear: There are still plenty of seats still available at the low, low price of $600. According to Cinema Blend, the Stones are having a hard time getting fans to pony up to see "Wild Horses," with some brokers reporting that they have as many as 500 tickets available for tonight's concert in Los Angeles. Sorry, Stones; you may wish you could sell out top-tier venues like you did in your heyday, but you can't always get what you want.
4. Sony is developing Men in Black 4
Last year, audiences politely tolerated Men in Black 3 to the tune of $624 million, which can only mean one thing: Sequel time! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has hired writer Oren Uziel to write a first draft of the sequel, which we've already decided will be titled Men in Bl4ck. No further details on the film's story, but we're going to go out on a limb and say that aliens will threaten the Earth, requiring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones to stop them while wearing black suits and sunglasses.
5. Matt Lauer did the "Gangnam Style" dance with Psy
Today Show host Matt Lauer has been in the midst of a P.R. nightmare lately. Ratings for his program are in decline, and there's a New York Times bestseller out accusing him of being a jerk. But the beleaguered anchor has found a timely way to work his way back into America's hearts: That wacky "Gangnam Style" dance that's been sweeping the nation! According to the Daily News, Lauer appeared with singer Psy on Friday morning to perform the "Gangnam Style" dance. Today Show viewers can keep their fingers crossed for next week, when Lauer decides to check out what this "Macarena" craze is all about.
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