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Kanye West had a bizarre request for the sales staff at New York City's Atrium clothing store -- play his new album while he shopped.
According to the New York Post, Yeezy even sang along to several of the tracks from the still untitled disc while he browsed earlier this week. The store didn't seem to mind, as an Atrium rep later tweeted, “Mr. West gave...a little taste of his new album at the store this morning. Nice way to start the day.”
The hologram trend predicted to take off following Tupac's virtual performance at Coachella in 2012 is happening now -- it just took a year.
The line-up for the 10th anniversary of the Rock The Bells festival was announced Tuesday night and it includes "virtual performances" by the late Ol' Dirty Bastard and Eazy-E.
The virtual O.D.B. will likely perform with his former crew-mates in the Wu-Tang Clan, while the virtual Eazy-E will join his reunited one-time protégés Bone Thugs N Harmony.
Others on the bill include Common, Currensy, Dilated Peoples, Too Short, Earl Sweatshirt, Jurassic 5, Kid Cudi, Rakim, Tyler The Creator and others.
The fest is set to hit the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California on September 7th and 8th; the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California on September 14th and 15th; the Festival Grounds @ RFK in Washington, D.C. on September 28th and 29th; and the Meadowlands Racetrack in Rutherford, New Jersey on October 4th and 5th.
Madonna has picked a new Material Girl -- and named Rita Ora the face of her best-selling fashion line.
Glamour magazine reports that Rita will pocket nearly a million bucks as part of a year-long deal that will place her in print and TV ads and have her do public appearances to promote the line. A source close to Madonna says that "Lourdes has been a fan of Rita for a while and has been to many of her gigs. She persuaded her mum to see her. They met at the Met Ball in New York and Madonna admired Rita's attitude so signed off on the idea."
The Englishwoman hopes the Madonna connection will help her crack the United States.
Wale has revealed the official artwork for his soon-to-be-released album, The Gifted. Designed by tattoo legend Mr. Cartoon, Wale appears as a clay sculpture, surrounded with imagery of money, women, and his hometown of D.C.
The Gifted hits shelves on June 25th.
Demi Moore has been like a heat-seeking missile ... squarely aimed at the bank of Ashton Kutcher ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
Our sources say Demi -- who ironically is richer than Ashton -- has demanded spousal support from Ashton. It's particularly surprising because we're told Demi recently got around $15 million belatedly from ex-hubby Bruce Willis in connection with their divorce. If the case doesn't settle it's virtually certain a judge would reject Demi's spousal support claim.
Sources say Demi wants Ashton to help pay for the renovations to her
There are other sticking points. We're told Demi is upset because Ashton got involved in an online business and she feels entitled to part of it. Problem is ... he got involved AFTER they split, so it's almost certainly his separate property.
Our sources say Ashton is willing to give Demi something to end the battle ... the question is how much? Demi scored big in her divorce from Bruce Willis -- getting a reported $90 million. Her net worth is estimated at $150 million. Ashton's reportedly $10 million behind her.
In the end, our sources say Demi is backing off a bunch of her demands and the case could settle as early as next month.