Plus Meek Mill faces prison time, Ariana Grande’s EP took a week to make and Katy Perry wasn’t allowed to read Harry Potter growing up.


■ According to unconfirmed reports, Fifth Hamony have been signed by Britney Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph. Larry looks after Miley Cyrus and Avril Lavigne and – if the Las Vegas Sun are to be believed – now Fifth Harmony. But will this do anything to silence those pesky rumors that the girls are heading for a split?

■ Austin Mahone went ahead and put #ThisIsNotTheAlbum online for free:

■ Katy Perry has revealed that because of her ultra-religious upbringing, she wasn’t allowed to read or watch Harry Potter as reading about fictional magic will of course lead to a keen interest in Satanism.

■ Nicki Minaj’s boyfriend Meek Mill faces prison time early next year after a judge finds him guilty of probation violation. The judge said she’s not sure whether she’ll keep him on probation or sentence him to a custodial visit, but he’ll find out in February.

■ Alison Wonderland has remixed Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” with pretty snappy results.

■ LL Cool J will be hosting the Grammy Awards again, it has been announced. It’s his fifth year in a row comparing the show, although his performance typically draws a mixed reaction.

■ Is Kelly Clarkson having twins? The mom-to-be may have let it slip that she has more than one bun in the oven, referring to her unborn child as “kids” plural in a radio interview this morning.

■ Ariana Grande released her Christmas EP – ‘Christmas and Chill’ – today, and when questioned about it on Twitter, the pint-sized popstar revealed that she put the 5 track release together in a only week!

■ Finally, Iggy Azalea took to Twitter this afternoon to announce that she has been working with Bebe Rexha. Bebe is the brains behind Eminem and Rihanna’s “The Monster” and last year’s ruthlessly underrated “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy.”

Did we leave anything out?