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Eminem Delays ‘Southpaw’ Film to Record, Whitney Houston Gets ‘VH1 Divas’ Honor & More

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Eminem has delayed the shooting of his upcoming boxing film Southpaw to record his new album. “He’s focusing on his music right now, so while he’s doing that, while he’s in that space, he wanted to put this on hold for the time being,” his rep explained. [DetroitFreePress]

Drake brought out Lil Wayne and the Weeknd to help him kick off the latest leg of his long-running Club Paradise Tour in Concord, Calif., this week, alongside 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka, Meek Mill and French Montana. [MTV]

Rihanna is developing a new clothing line, which she says will “reflect my personal style.” We’re guessing that means a lot of Auto-Tune. [NewYorkPost]

Whitney Houston will be be featured in the next installment of “VH1 Divas,” coming this December. “December felt like enough time where it wouldn’t be sad anymore, you’d want to celebrate her music,” explained VH1 president Tom Calderone. [Billboard]

Check out A$AP Rocky and Swizz Beatz‘ video for the collab “Street Knock,” produced by AraabMUZIK. Not mad. [YouTube]

After the tragic death of Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch, the group’s seminal 1986 debut Licensed to Ill, which was the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, has returned to the charts, at No. 18, with 19,000 sold. [Billboard]

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