Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' and more news to note
August 20th, 2014
06:57 PM ET

Nicki Minaj's 'Anaconda,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • Rapper Nick Minaj has never been known for being subtle, and her new music video is no exception. She samples Sir-Mix-Alot's "Baby Got Back" and there is plenty of that as well as a lap dance for her labelmate Drake. Warning, the language – and the booty – leans towards the graphic:


  • Julianne Hough was great as a competitor on "Dancing With the Stars" and now there is talk that she may return as a judge. [Us Weekly]
  • FX has really sunk their teeth into "The Strain." The series about an outbreak tied to vampires just got a second season. [USA Today]
  • Neil Young and Willie Nelson are teaming up for a benefit concert to protest a proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would cut through the Ponca Trail of Tears in Nebraska. [Rolling Stone]
  • Kevin Hart may have gotten engaged to his longtime love on the same night his ex-wife's new reality show "Atlanta Exes" premiered, but he says he wishes his former wife and mother of his two children nothing but the best. [BET]
  • Whatever Michelle Rodriguez and Zac Efron were doing together has reportedly ended after two months. [NY Daily News]
  • Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been called an ice princess before, but it's still kind of surprising that she participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Who was tasked with drying her bob after we wonder? [People]
  • The boy band gods have smiled upon us and Back Street Boys' Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block's Jordan Knight have released the music video today for the first official single, “One More Time:"

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