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File photo: Singer Rihanna attends the Edun fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Skylight Modern on September 7, 2014 in New York City.

Rihanna to CBS: "F*** you!"

Rihanna is blasting CBS for yanking her new theme song from last week's Thursday Night Football in the wake of the Ray Rice abuse scandal.

Rihanna tweeted:

Lynn Berry (L) and Ludacris (R) on the set of Morning Express with Robin Meade. Ludacris appeared on the program to promote his Atlanta charity event LudaDay Weekend

Luda's secret 'LudaDay Weekend' celebrity guest list

You know him best for his hit songs and big time acting gigs, but Ludacris also spends a lot of his time giving back.

He dropped in on Lynn Berry in the HLN studio for a chat about his upcoming VH1 documentary about the Atlanta Hip Hop scene and his big charity weekend taking place right now.

Michael McDonald salutes the troops

Michael McDonald salutes the troops

Tell us about a military man or woman in your life on our special Salute to Troops iReport assignment page. You could see your hero on Morning Express with Robin Meade!

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James Marcus Haney has a brand new documentary called "No Cameras Allowed" premiering Friday on MTV!

'No Cameras Allowed'? No problem for filmmaker

A guy who snuck into a bunch of music festivals and photographed some big stars has turned his experience into a rock star job!

26-year-old James Marcus Haney has a brand new documentary called "No Cameras Allowed" premiering Friday on MTV!

 Recording artists Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj perform onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Minaj holds it together during VMAs

Nicki Minaj performed 3 times at the MTV Video Music Awards, but her wardrobe only performed twice! During her appearance of "Bang, Bang" with Jessie J & Ariana Grande, Minaj appeared to be holding her dress together by hand.

That was one of the most talked about moments during the trendworthy show which also featured a homeless man accepting Miley Cyrus's Moon Man statue and a special appearance by Blue Ivy who helped her mom Beyonce accept the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z and Beyonce onstage during the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California

Beyonce rules VMAs; who was that with Miley?

Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards nearly turned into a full-blown Beyoncé concert.

The singer’s husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy presented her with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award.

over 45,000 people have signed an online petition in support of Weird Al Yankovic performing at halftime during the Super Bowl

Fans want Weird Al Super Bowl halftime show

Weird Al Yankovic's new album is so awesome that a group of fans are petitioning to have him perform at the Super Bowl!

As of Thursday morning, a petition at had already reached more than 45,000 signatures and is gaining steam.

Rascal Flatts Rewind

Rascal Flatts tosses out the formula for 'Rewind'

From life on the road to the music that inspired their new album to the stories behind one of their biggest hits... Rascal Flatts opens up to Robin Meade about it all and more including the secret weapon for keeping their voices strong night after night (and morning as the case may be).

The guys are currently in the middle of their 'Rewind Tour' with dates across the country still to come. You can find out when they'll be in or near your town at

File photo - Singer Michael Johns attends the 'Fed Up' premiere held at the Pacfic Design Center on May 8, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.

'Idol' fans shocked by Season 7 finalist's death

“American Idol” fans are remembering one-time finalist Michael Johns.

According to reports, the 35-year-old died on Friday from a blood clot that traveled from his ankle after a recent injury.

US President Barack Obama chats with muscian Linda Ronstadt after presenting her with the National Medal of Arts during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on July 28, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Obama admits boyhood crush on Linda Ronstadt

The leader of the free world had a crush on Linda Ronstadt!

President Obama revealed it yesterday at the White House during the National Medal of Arts ceremony.