This week, Taylor Swift announced that she would be donating $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Also, Jennifer Lopez finally cleared up the rumors regarding her future on American Idol, while Kanye West announced that he will be debuting a short film at the Cannes Film Festival next week. Catch up on this week’s news below.

  • OneRepublic Drummer Arrested: Earlier this week, OneRepublic drummer Eddie Fisher was arrested on suspicion of assault, destruction of private property and disturbing the peace. After the arrest, he was taken to a Denver jail and appeared in court on Wednesday. Billboard has the details.
  • Taylor Swift’s Grand Gesture: Taylor Swift did a very nice thing this week. According to Billboard, she took $4 million and donated them to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. With that donation, Swift hopes that kids will continue to appreciate and learn country music. This is the largest sum of money the museum has received by an artist.
  • Kanye Heads To Cannes: Kanye West is headed to Cannes. The famous rapper announced that he will premiere a new short film titled Cruel Summer on May 23rd at the Cannes Film Festival. Can you imagine Yeezy as a filmmaker? He’d probably make a very bossy director.
  • Jennifer Lopez Clears Up Rumors: Rumors have been spiraling out of control concerning the future of American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez… until now. According to Rolling Stone, J.Lo cleared up the rumors on Twitter last night saying, “There is no truth to reports that as I am definitely leaving Idol. All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year.” Eh? That still sounds a bit indecisive to us.

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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