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In their constant quest to toy with the original format we all know and love, Twitter is rolling out a new profile design, and it looks a lot like Facebook. First and foremost, the revamped layout is almost unrecognizable to the existing one, introducing a third column, moving your now much-larger avatar to the left and scrapping the background image in favor of a cover photo.

What’s more, your most popular tweets will now feature higher and larger on your profile, and you’ll even have the ability to “pin” tweets to the top of your page (yes, just like on Facebook). Timelines have been slightly upgraded to allow you to filter with photos/videos, tweets with replies or simply all tweets, while following and follower lists will now appear in a grid format, providing more information on a user without having to click on their profile.

You can get a look at the new layout by browsing through various celebrities’ profiles, including The First Lady Michelle Obama, Channing Tatum and Floyd Mayweather. As for the rest of us, the new design will be implemented in the next few weeks.

[via Mashable]

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It looks like there’s another bidder looking to take over Fuse TV. Move over Diddy, because Jennifer Lopez is reportedly looking to purchase the music television station. According to reports, NuvoTV, where Lopez serves as Chief Creative Officer and owns a minority stake, has passed her ex-boyfriend Diddy’s bid to acquire the cable music channel. NuvoTV has apparently reached an agreement with Fuse owner, the Madison Square Garden Company.

“Things are in that 99.9 percentile,” says a source familiar with the negotiations, which began when NuvoTV reportedly offered cash and equity valued at more than $200 million. “It’s getting done,” says another source familiar with the situation.

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Honestly, I am both fascinated and intrigued by this story. Is a media world run by robots really in our future? Well, for the Los Angeles Times, this iRobot world may already be in motion. According to reports, the LAT was the first credible media outlet to have a breaking news story written by a computer program. I know, it sounds crazy, but the newspapers’ first report on yesterday’s earthquake was written by a bot which utilizes algorithms to put together cohesive “news stories.”

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Lil Boosie fans aren’t the only ones benefitting from the rapper’s recent release from prison; Boosie’s four baby mamas could be getting their own reality show.

According to TMZ, the four mothers of his seven children — Walnita, Tracey, Trivia and Gerlissa — have been producing a pilot episode over the last few months, even while Boosie was still incarcerated. The series will focus on the ladies’ unique friendship given their circumstances, but judging by the trailer, it’s not always hugs and kisses. It’s unclear whether Boosie himself will also feature.

No deal is in place yet, but the show is currently being shopped to a couple networks including WE, Fuse and Oxygen (who, if you remember, were set to air Shawty Lo’s god-awful baby mama reality show before thankfully pulling the plug).

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A threat of violence against Facebook’s California headquarters had the place temporarily put on police lockdown yesterday for nearly 90 minutes. According to reports, the cops were called to FB offices around 7:00 PM local time, which houses nearly 6,000 employees. However, it is unclear at the time how many were actually on site at the time. Thankfully, after a thorough investigation, police and officials determined that the threat was actually an elaborate hoax.

Menlo Park Police Department spokesman Dave Bertini said Facebook personnel held employees inside. “It was a totally not credible, unsubstantiated threat,” he told reporters. The spokesman declined to say what the nature of the incident was. “I’m not even sure that it was specifically to the Menlo Park campus of Facebook,” he added.

Facebook declined to comment. But we can’t help and wonder what really happened? A former disgruntled employees?

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It’s been three years since Kanye West famously debuted G.O.O.D. Fridays, a weekly music series that brought us bangers like “Christian Dior Denim Flow,” “Lord Lord Lord” and “Don’t Stop” in the lead up to his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP. According to G.O.O.D. Music member CyHi The Prynce, the crew are looking to bring it back this year. At least he’ll make sure they do. Here’s what he told MTV in a recent interview:

I’M doing it. I’M making sure it’s coming back. See now, he’s my partner long enough to where I can say, “Ye, we doing this, we doing this and we doing this.” I wanna motivate him to do that too, because Ye got a lot of stuff that I’m like, “Yo, no one’s ever gonna get to hear this Ye!” I hear the fans, I understand what they want from the G.O.O.D. Music family. I talked to Sean, I talked to Pusha to kinda get them to do it too, because I like them guys and lyricists and artists, and I wanna hear more from them, too.

Despite his optimism, let’s not forget this is the same guy that repeatedly said the Cruel Winter album would drop last year. But hey, a man can hope, can’t he?

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Well, don’t say you didn’t see this coming. After being spotted on double dates with their wifeys and in the studio together, it appears Kanye West is set to executive produce Tyga’s upcoming solo record, The Gold Album. The YMCMB MC spilled the beans in a recent interview with Power 106 LA and promised that “it’s going to be a crazy album.”

Considering his impeccable track record when it comes to producing other artists’ albums (Common Be, Pusha T My Name Is My Name, John Legend Love in the Future), who knows, maybe Kanye can help the guy who once bragged about his parents driving a Range Rover on MTV’s Bustas finally make a decent record.

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Having recently left rehab after completing his court-ordered 90-day anger management treatment, Chris Brown’s focus is firmly back to music; just over the weekend he announced the release date (May 5) for his forthcoming X album and dropped a new track off his joint LP with Tyga, Fan of a Fan 2. But it appears Breezy is still caught up in some drama. Yesterday he accused his former manager Tina Davis of leaking music off his new album and refusing to return his back up hard drive.

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Chris has since deleted the tweet, but later wrote, “Snakes in the grass….. Just stay positive.” Davis responded to his claims on Twitter by writing, “Trace it! Find out where it originated from… RCA can do that for you. Then send a defaming tweet out on who really did it.” She, too, deleted her tweet.

Tina Davis managed Chris Brown since the start of his career before parting ways earlier this year. Breezy is now represented by Def Jam VP of A&R, Bu Thiam.

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By now you should be well aware that Rob Ford is not your typical mayor. He smokes crack, tramples colleagues and speaks with a Jamaican accent in fast food joints. Oh, and just this weekend he showed up at a Beats Academy of Toronto charity fundraiser function, where he attempted to make a hip-hop beat. I can’t say for sure, but I imagine this is what witnessing Pete Rock making “T.R.O.Y.” might have felt like. Can we get a Drake verse on this heat rock?

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Now that Jimmy Fallon and The Roots have decamped from Late Night to The Tonight Show, it’s on the heads of Fallon’s fellow SNL alum Seth Meyers to show if he can keep Late Night’s night-owl following happy. In an odd move, Seth has hired yet another SNL cast member Fred Armisen to be his band leader. I didn’t even realize Fred was a musician. Wasn’t Horatio Sanz the one with the ukulele chops?
Can Fred and “The 8G Band” fill the shoes that Questlove and the Roots left behind? Good luck with that…..

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