■ Billionaire CEO of Hologram USA, Alki David, says their company will join forces with Whitney Houston's estate to put on a hologram tour of the late singer to perform in a major U.S. venue.
“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012,” David said in a press release via CNN. “The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business.”
The legendary performer’s sister-in-law and the head of her estate, Pat Houston, is game. She said, “It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership.”
Selena Quintanilla will also have a hologram tour that's set to kick off in the next several years as well, and despite her sister saying it's not creepy and weird, we think it's creepy and weird.
■ Troye Sivan released a lyric video for "WILD":
■ One Direction shared behind-the-scenes footage of their "Drag Me Down" music video:
■ Robyn, Markus Jägerstedt and the late Christian Falk of La Bagatelle Magique cancelled upcoming festival performances to promote their recent mini-album, Love Is Free, including one in Brazil and another in San Francisco. Robyn says the memory of Falk's unfortunate passing from cancer is too painful to continue. Robyn said in a statement, “It was much harder singing these songs on stage than I thought. Even though it’s been a year since Christian passed, I’m heartbroken and performing them feels too heavy still. I’m sorry to disappoint the fans that have bought tickets to these shows and I will do my best to come back to San Francisco and Brazil soon.”
■ Jessica Simpson recalls her biggest money mistakes was her first marriage. The shade.
■ Charli XCX admits she's writing for Rihanna's new record. “I’m a really big Rihanna fan and I think she’s such an incredible artist,” Charli tells The Mirror. “She’s my favourite pop girl. She’s the real deal. I’ve actually been to a couple of writing sessions for Rihanna’s new record,” she continued. “It was really fun to put together a couple of tracks.”
■ And finally, Carrie Underwood performed "Smoke Break" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: