Plus more from Katy Perry, Beyonce, Demi and Nick.


■ Mariah Carey marked her first ever Essence Fest performance set by reuniting with musical BFFs Da Brat and Jermaine Dupri:

■ At age 30, Lady Gaga finally obtained her drivers licence! She documented her foray into independent driving on Instagram:

Thelma and Puhleaaaze (And yes I FINALLY got my license after years of driving w an adult present ? and a learners permit) ? IM FREE ??Rollin w the homies

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Me at the DMV ?. SCHOOLS OUT ???

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And after I passed my driving test. PRAISE HIM ?? ?

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■ Congratulations, Katy Perry? She reached 90 million followers on Twitter, making her the Queen of the social media site. Unfortunately, reports claim 65% of her entire count are fake spam bots.

It’s fine. Congrats.

■ Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas played a Twitter game where their fans could decide what they had to do… like eat baby food or put eye-liner on Nick. Things like that.

■ Rihanna was presumed to be partying with Drake four nights in a row this week, till it was realised one of their hot spots also houses a recording studio, where RiRi was seen with Pharrell. Hmmmmmm!

#studiolove riri showing our engineer Chani some love ?? it's all about the music♥️ thank you @champagnepapi @pharrell for wonderful night #Tapelondon#riri#drizzy#pharrell

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■ Bastille’s new album is officially available for pre-order:

■ Beyonce shared a flawless behind the scenes photograph on Insta:

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■ PARTYNEXTDOOR Featuring Jeremih and Lil Wayne – ‘Like Dat’

■ Rich Homie Quan – Smile

■ Maxwell – blackSUMMERSnight album:

Happy Fourth Of July!