Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen big winners at MMV Awards
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon look at the post-weekend pop-culture world finds a would-be caller, clothes that aren’t really clothes, other things, and the mystery music video.
MMV AWARDS: Master, you have taught me well, per The Hollywood Reporter, “Justin Bieber protege Carly Rae Jepsen was the big winner at the 2012 Much Music Video Awards Sunday night, picking up three trophies, including best video of the year for her breakout hit, “Call Me Maybe.” http://bit.ly/KO3614
MEANWHILE: Might as well be naked, per toofab, “Katy Perry wore three different outfits last night at the 2012 Much Music Video Awards in Canada -- but only one of them is making headlines this morning. The sexy singer performed her new single "Wide Awake" at the Canadian music awards show on Sunday, hitting the stage in a nude bodysuit and giant butterfly wings.” http://bit.ly/KHmphm
WE’VE HEARD THIS BEFORE: Of the Rolling Stones, and don’t stop the presses, per The Mirror, “(They’re) set to bow out in sensational style... with a farewell gig at ¬Glastonbury next year. . . Sources close to the band indicate that the appearance is expected to be the final date in a “handful” of shows in Britain and America in 2013 – which they see as their true 50th anniversary – before they ¬finally retire from the live arena.” http://bit.ly/KfwDzn
MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE: Forever documented, per the New York Times, “A trove of interviews with more than 200 giants of the music industry including Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Barbra Streisand, Little Richard, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Paul Simon, David Bowie, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Joan Baez and Tina Turner has been donated to the Library of Congress by Joe Smith, the former president of Capitol Records/EMI.” http://nyti.ms/LW9N2G
WHEN I’M 64: And then some, per Rolling Stone, “Today Paul McCartney is celebrating his 70th birthday. With this re-recording of the Beatles' "Birthday," Paul Weller honors his fellow Brit with a cover of the 1968 song. Weller and his band lace the original with sharp keyboards and spirited horns, creating a rowdy celebration for Sir Paul.” http://bit.ly/NKongp
BOX-OFFICE ROUNDUP: Two debuts flop, per the AP, "Madagascar 3" and "Prometheus" held off two under-achieving newcomers. The star-studded musical "Rock of Ages," whose cast includes Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin, flopped at No. 3 with $15.1 million. Adam Sandler's "That's My Boy" bombed with $13 million, the worst showing for one of his broad comedies since the mid-1990s.” http://apne.ws/MnCD8R
EARLY START: Kim Kardashian’s mom made an interesting call, per Radar, “ In an interview on Oprah's Next Chapter, said she was "almost 15" when her mother Kris Jenner got her on birth control. Kim said the parenting decision came as a result of her desire to explore her sexuality with her boyfriend, a family friend.” http://bit.ly/KvT5ZW
WHO SAID SOAPS ARE DEAD?: They just needed a little salsa, per the Los Angeles Times, “English-language networks are desperate to translate the overly dramatic Spanish-language soap operas, called telenovelas, into English-language hits. . . The more than 50 million Latinos in the U.S., the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, give English-language networks an incentive to figure out why the telenovelas attract such loyal fans in Latin culture.” http://lat.ms/NGP4E3
STILL HAS LEGS: No, definitely didn’t see this coming, per E!, “A new bystander has come forward claiming she was injured at last week's bar brawl allegedly involving Chris Brown and Drake, who says she sustained two gashes on her arm that required 12 stitches. Lucy Pavlovsky, who was reportedly partying at the bar with Fabolous when the brawl erupted, is planning to sue the now-shuttered W.i.P. nightclub, E! News has learned.” http://eonli.ne/NGVLWA
STORK ALERT: Result of a duet, per People, “Nearly seven months after getting married, Jennifer Nettles has plenty to sing about: The Sugarland singer is pregnant. It will be the first child for the Duets mentor and her husband, entrepreneur Justin Miller.” http://bit.ly/L91DXW
POLITICAL BLOOD: Just the facts, per The Wrap, “Alan Ball, the creative genius behind HBO’s Southern gothic vampire drama “True Blood,” has decided that next season on the show will be his last. At the dawn of a new season in which a Vatican-style theocracy takes hold of Sookie’s world, Ball discusses his decision and explains how Rick Santorum inspired this season’s storyline.” http://bit.ly/LVYlnO
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/LwSKUt
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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