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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.

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Erykah Badu sparks controversy after repeatedly 'defending' R Kelly during concert
https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1086999222820524032

Erykah Badu Suggests R. Kelly Deserves Love & Understanding (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088688055727181824

Sony, R. Kelly Agree To Part Ways
https://twitter.com/billboardbiz/status/1086326969808142339

A story you might not have known about #SineadOConnor's Pope controversy
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1087054106164973569

See @marilynmanson join Kris Kristofferson for an all-star country-gospel performance of "Why Me"
https://twitter.com/Revolvermag/status/1087808948210671617

Cardi B receives endorsement from the Church of Satan after “Dick is the Devil” tweet
https://twitter.com/NME/status/1087790010127011840

Sean Rigg death: Police officers who restrained musician who died in custody deny misconduct
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1087586078905782272

Oops!... FOX News Accidentally Airs Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Dead
https://twitter.com/TccBacker44/status/1087416057935982597

Did your favorite pedo satanist get recognized by golden penis-free statue man this morning?
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1087776354806964225

The Academy reveals 2019 #Oscar nominees: See the full list
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1087913179479367681

Netflix joins the Motion Picture Association of America
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1087881811617669121

Viacom Just Bought Pluto TV
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1087951225860046849

YouTube TV is officially becoming available nationwide
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1088089385310904320

TV food commercials target Hispanic and black youth with unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1086358195478585345

James Gandolfini's son Michael will play Tony Soprano in Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1087948107927703553

'Rumble': Film airing on PBS highlights Native American links to rock
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1086852798325641216

Roxy Music May Reunite at Rock Hall Induction Ceremony
https://twitter.com/DiffuserFM/status/1088504143147356160

Finalists Named for 2019 PW Bookstore of the Year
https://twitter.com/PublishersWkly/status/1088463109583523852

“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)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088515867699105792

BuzzFeed plans to lay off 15% of its workforce
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1088249945801420800

.@BuzzFeed 💀💀💀 That’s more than decimated!
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088222317342150657

HuffPost, BuzzFeed to lay off hundreds of people (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088695151562616833

Verizon Media Group Cuts 800 Jobs
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1088156890570186752

Facebook is secretly building LOL, a cringey teen meme hub
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1086360122064949248

Jimmy Page's dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1088246254281338880

Fender’s acoustic-electric hybrid is a technological wonder
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1087952490744762368

Man Arrested For Allegedly Selling Customized Anime Figure In Japan
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1087905351633055745

#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
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1087912554175782912

Italian Mayor Deploys Cops, Urges Entire Town to Keep Mum to Save Violin's Sound
https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1086722562170601473

The hidden gems on the Coachella 2019 line-up: Shame, Hop Along, Boy Pablo
https://twitter.com/NME/status/1086345240930328579

Lionel Richie's Son Miles, 24, Accused of Threatening to Detonate Bomb at London Airport
https://twitter.com/CourageSower/status/1087433492177145856

Slipknot Literally Pouring Their Blood Into Recording New Album
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1087537502041317378

Bandcamp will open its first record store in California next month
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1086864203288375296

‘Rambo’ and ‘Terminator’ producer Andy Vajna, 74, dies
https://twitter.com/ShawnCathcart/status/1087087929472794630

Comedy world reacts to the unexpected death of Kevin Barnett
https://twitter.com/CourageSower/status/1088151332270161920

Comedian #KevinBarnett Dies at Age 32 (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088701631003148289

#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 🎼🎶💿
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088651497745731585

#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)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088869875013935104

+ #ShaysRebellion, "#WeddingMarch" / Strauss' Elektra / #GuidingLight debuts, 1st #Emmys, "#JailhouseRock" UK #1, #CharlesManson convicted, #IdiAmin coup, #BillyBailey hanged, #JuanaBarraza arrested
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088869875831848961

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)
https://mediamonarchy.com/whos-got-guts-to-prosecute-bus/

+ #VirginiaWoolf, #AntonioCarlosJobim, #BennyGolson, #DeanJones, #CorazonAquino, #EttaJames, #TobeHooper, #EmilyHaines of @Metric birthdays
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088869876767240192

#PumpUpThaVolume: Jenny Lewis - "Red Bull & Hennessy" (Audio)
https://twitter.com/mediamonarchy/status/1088678505976483840

#MorningMonarchy: January 25, 2019