Nicki Minaj Unleashes ‘Anaconda’ Music Video; Don Pardo Dies at 96
Aug 20, 2014, 10:01 AM ET
By ABC News
Nicki Minaj Unleashes ‘Anaconda’ Music Video
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Nicki Minaj dropped her music video for "Anaconda" Tuesday, and the video has already racked up close to 2 million views. The 31-year-old rapper has already garnered success with the "Anaconda" single, which hit number one on iTunes shortly after its Aug. 4 release, and the music video, featuring Drake, is bound to find similar success.
Don Pardo Dies at 96
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Don Pardo, famed as the booming voice of "Saturday Night Live," died on Monday at 96, ABC News reported. Born in 1918, his recognizable voice graced multiple platforms, including news, game shows and, finally, the late-night comedy sketch show. Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2010, and though retiring from NBC in 2004, he continued to announce for “SNL,” always ready to let the audience know "It's Saturday night!"
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Reunite in Emmys Promo
"Breaking Bad" fans haven't seen Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul together on-screen since the 2013 series finale, but the Emmys have helped the pair to reunite. In the award show's 2014 promo, the two actors, who played Walt and Jesse on the popular AMC show, are joined on screen as shop clerks of "Barely Legal Pawn." Hilarity ensues as Julia Louis-Dreyfus attempts to pawn one of her four Emmys awards.
Kate Bush Asks Fans Not to Use Phones or Tablets at Shows
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Kate Bush will be returning to the London stage for the first time since 1979, and the singer posted to her website a request of her audience: no phones, tablets or cameras, please.
"It would mean a great deal to me if you would please refrain from taking photos or filming during the shows," Bush wrote. "I very much want to have contact with you as an audience, not with iphones, ipads or cameras. I know it's a lot to ask but it would allow us to all share in the experience together."
Owners Take Vevo Off the Market
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The owners of the popular video-streaming site have ended the sales process of Vevo because of expected continued growth of the site, the New York Post reports. Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Google and the Abu Dhabi Media Group have ended all sales talks with big-name companies such as Liberty Media and Guggenheim Digital Media, among many others.
Vevo, launched in 2009 by Universal Music, is expected to reach 227 million viewers worldwide as of Dec. 31, which the Post reports is just one reason the current owners have decided to keep the site.