This week Rihanna gave another excuse for her collaboration with Chris Brown, Myspace announced a web series starring singer-songwriter Andrew W.K., and The Shoes released a music video featuring actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Time to catch up on some music news…

  • Rihanna on Chris Brown Collaboration: To those of you who’ve been scratching your head trying to figure why in the world Rihanna would collaborate with Chris Brown, well the answer is simple, he’s the hottest R&B artist out right now, according to Rihanna. During an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Rihanna told him that she “reached out to [Brown] about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because [he's] the only person that really made sense to do the record.” It’s amazing how she continues to lie to herself.
  • Myspace and Andrew W.K.: Fox Digital Entertainment and Myspace are developing a new scripted web series starring Andrew W.K. The show will follow Olive Shipley (Angela Sarafyan) as she starts a music blog called Let’s Big Happy where she attempts to help propel bands by pulling off absorb stunts. The show will be sponsored by Taco Bell
  • Jake Gyllenhaal Music Video: See this amazing music video for French electro-pop artist The Shoes’s “Time To Dance”. It’s Jake Gyllenhaal acting like a total psycho-killer.

Hope you’re all caught up now. Check in next week for another music news roundup, and don’t forget to keep coming back to BeatCrave for more industry news, and details on the latest bands.

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