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Who Dat Making Headlines: New Prince tribute

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Madonna's Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards this year didn't sit too well with some Prince fans.

BET is hoping to do a better job at their annual award show later this month. Shortly after Madonna performed, the network tweeted "We got you" with a purple advertisement for their tribute. That tweet has since been deleted. 

This week BET announced that Sheila E., Janelle Monae, D'Angelo, The Roots and more are scheduled to hit the stage to honor the late music icon. The annual award show will air June 26th live from Los Angeles.

Sticking to the script

J.K. Rowling says she's happy about her recent casting decision. Some social media users were upset with the "Harry Potter" author for casting award-winning black actress "Noma Dumezweni" as "Hermoine" in an upcoming London show. 

"White skin was never specified," Rowling said. "Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job."

"Harry Potter and The Cursed Child" opens in London July 30th. 

T-Swift to the rescue

Taylor Swift may be newly-single but she knows how to keep her fans happy, especially newlyweds. Swift surprised a New Jersey couple at their wedding over the weekend. She went straight for the piano and sang her hit song 'Blank Space' to Max and Kenya Smith. 

Hold up though, there's a reasoning behind the song she chose. The groom's sister wrote Swift a letter in April explaining how their mother had recently passed. Max decided to marry Kenya in the hospital so his mother could witness the special moment. Max's first dance with his mother was to 'Blank Space.' 

The bride's cousin, Gage Simmons, caught Swift's performance on video and posted it to Twitter.

Swift wasn't shy when it came to snapping it up either. She posted a few pictures on social media captioning one of them "Third Wheel." To put the icing on the cake, Swift even gifted the couple with a wedding gift, a handmade card with a line from 'Blank Space,' "So it's gonna be forever."

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