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#MorningMonarchy: January 25, 2019

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#MorningMonarchy: January 25, 2019Sparking controversy, media layoffs and mixtape comin' + this day in history w/Dick Clark dodges payola and our song of the day by Jenny Lewis on your Morning Monarchy for January 25, 2019.


Erykah Badu sparks controversy after repeatedly 'defending' R Kelly during concert

Erykah Badu Suggests R. Kelly Deserves Love & Understanding (Audio)

Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways

A story you might not have known about #SineadOConnor's Pope controversy

See @marilynmanson join Kris Kristofferson for an all-star country-gospel performance of "Why Me"

Cardi B receives endorsement from the Church of Satan after “Dick is the Devil” tweet

Sean Rigg death: Police officers who restrained musician who died in custody deny misconduct

Oops!... FOX News Accidentally Airs Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Dead

Did your favorite pedo satanist get recognized by golden penis-free statue man this morning?

The Academy reveals 2019 #Oscar nominees: See the full list

Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America

Viacom Just Bought Pluto TV

YouTube TV is officially becoming available nationwide

TV food commercials target Hispanic and black youth with unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks

James Gandolfini's son Michael will play Tony Soprano in Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark

'Rumble': Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock

Roxy Music May Reunite at Rock Hall Induction Ceremony

Finalists Named for 2019 PW Bookstore of the Year

“We All Hate Him. He’s An A**Hole”: Fellow Journalists Reportedly Weigh In On What They Really Think About Jim Acosta (And His New Book Deal)

BuzzFeed plans to lay off 15% of its workforce

.@BuzzFeed 💀💀💀 That’s more than decimated!

HuffPost, BuzzFeed to lay off hundreds of people (Audio)

Verizon Media Group Cuts 800 Jobs

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub

Jimmy Page's dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice

Fender’s acoustic-electric hybrid is a technological wonder

Man Arrested For Allegedly Selling Customized Anime Figure In Japan

#MediaMemes: Grimes (@Grimezsz) calls Azealia Banks (#AzealiaBanks) a “narc” in leaked text message correspondence; Banks has accused Grimes' boyfriend, Elon Musk (@ElonMusk), of being on acid when he tweeted about taking @Tesla private

Italian Mayor Deploys Cops, Urges Entire Town to Keep Mum to Save Violin's Sound

The hidden gems on the Coachella 2019 line-up: Shame, Hop Along, Boy Pablo

Lionel Richie's Son Miles, 24, Accused of Threatening to Detonate Bomb at London Airport

Slipknot Literally Pouring Their Blood Into Recording New Album

Bandcamp will open its first record store in California next month

‘Rambo’ and ‘Terminator’ producer Andy Vajna, 74, dies

Comedy world reacts to the unexpected death of Kevin Barnett

Comedian #KevinBarnett Dies at Age 32 (Audio)

#NewMusicFriday: This week @WilliamTylerTN goes west, @KidKoala drops latest genre-smashing EP and LA's @FIDLAR get to third base + @SantanaCarlos slicks it up again while @RatBoy does not 🎼🎶💿

#ThisDayInHistory: #January25 w/The National Association of Broadcasters reacts to the "#payola" scandal by threatening fines for any disc jockeys who accept money for playing particular records in 1960. (Audio)

+ #ShaysRebellion, "#WeddingMarch" / Strauss' Elektra / #GuidingLight debuts, 1st #Emmys, "#JailhouseRock" UK #1, #CharlesManson convicted, #IdiAmin coup, #BillyBailey hanged, #JuanaBarraza arrested

Flashback: Who’s Got the Guts to Prosecute the Bush Administration? // Schumer Signals Support for Prosecution of Bush Officials // UN Official: Clear Evidence Rumsfeld “Ordered Torture” // In America, Speaking the Truth Is Career-Ending Event (Jan. 25, 2009)

+ #VirginiaWoolf, #AntonioCarlosJobim, #BennyGolson, #DeanJones, #CorazonAquino, #EttaJames, #TobeHooper, #EmilyHaines of @Metric birthdays

#PumpUpThaVolume: Jenny Lewis - "Red Bull & Hennessy" (Audio)

#MorningMonarchy: January 25, 2019