Plus, T.I. is now also held responsible in the “Blurred Lines” verdict and three men held Chris Brown’s aunt hostage at gunpoint.
BH Buzz is a daily roundup of stories we planned on writing about, but were too distracted playing Rihanna’s #BBHMM game.
Look, we got tied up writing about Rihanna’s new sock line and reminding fans to check out Britney’s appearance at the ESPY awards tonight to cover everything in music today, so check out a few stories you should probably know about so your friends don’t judge you.
■ Several members of The Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC are creating a zombie movie titled “Dead 7.” It’s written and directed by BSB’s Nick Carter, who will also star alongside wife Lauren Kitt. Bandmate AJ McLean will join him, as will NSYNC’s Joey Fatone. Carter also asked Niall Horan of One Direction to join… [EW]
■ Three men held Chris Brown’s aunt hostage at gun point at Brown’s San Fernando Valley home and ordered her into a closet before their robbery. They fled by the time police arrived on the scene (Brown was at Hollywood nightclub the Argyle at the time). [TMZ]
■ Shaquille O’Neal, A.K.A. DJ Diesel, is taking his spinning talents to TomorrowWorld this year, alongside DJ Snake, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto and Afrojack. [Billboard]
■ O-Town apparently had a comeback album and this is the third single from it, a song titled “All Or Nothing.” How appropriate (evil laugh).
■ Yesterday (July 14), U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt rejected Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ request for a retrial for their “Blurred Lines” lawsuit that says they copied Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” While the judge lowered the damages from $7.4 million to $5.3 million, he ruled T.I. is now also libel. [Complex]
■ OMI performed his No. 1 hit song “Cheerleader” on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night (July 14).
■ Shawn Mendes performs “Stitches” on Live With Kelly & Michael today (July 15).
■ Miguel adds Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman Billy Corgan to the writing credits of his song “Leaves” off Wildheart after many believed it sounded too similar to the Pumpkin’s hit song “1979.” Miguel told the AP:
“Kind of after we finished the song, it was like, ‘You know what, this is reminiscent of this song,’ so we made sure that they heard it and made sure that it was all good.”
■ And finally, R. Kelly might sing at Iggy Azalea and Nick Young’s wedding. For real. [TMZ]