■ Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas should’ve known better than to create a wax figure of Nicki Minaj on all fours from her “Anaconda” music video, and though their heart was in the right place, the replica proved too tempting for fans to take obscene photos with. After several explicit photos surfaced of people licking and dry-humping the wax figure, Madame Tussauds announced they were extremely sorry and assured us they’re recreating the set surrounding the figure and adding extra security to avoid any future manhandling. Their efforts proved useless, as the offensive pictures continued pouring in. Word on the street was they were removing the figure completely and replace it with another, but a rep from Tussauds tells Billboard that is NOT true. The statue stays.
Let the scandalous photo-ops resume!
■ Speaking of… Stephen Brown, 24, of Cairn Walk, Crumlin, Co Antrim was handed four-months prison time for calling police and insisting he was Nicki Minaj. Judge Desmond Marrinan QC said police resources are very limited and to call out a car when something serious could be occurring could lead to people who need help not getting it. The judge added he was a “nuisance” before adding, “let’s go to the beach, each. Let’s go get away.” [BelfastLive]
■ Katy Perry rocked a revealing little black dress during the handprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre for the premiere of Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer movie on Tuesday.
■ Spotted: Selena Gomez lands in Apple’s new commercial for the iPhone 6s (:43).
■ Timbaland dropped his new song “UFO” featuring Future & Tink off his upcoming record Opera Noir:
■ This is the cover art for Little Mix‘s upcoming single “Love Me Like You”:
■ Cover artist Anthony Vincent did his best impersonation of Disturbed
singing screaming Taylor Swift‘s “Bad Blood.”
■ And finally, Blake Shelton jokingly said he and Rihanna will probably hook up by the end of the upcoming season of The Voice: “I was amazed by Rihanna. She is so funny and she’s crazy about me,” Shelton told Access Hollywood. “We’ll probably end up hooking up at some point. I’m just saying.”