Kim's dress, the blessed reveal
The modern world was beaten to a pulp by the flouncy, bouncy, and, most important, pricey wedding of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in Italy over the weekend. Of all the photos from the event, Kim's pal Jonathan Cheban's may be getting the most interest. It is of the bride from, you guessed it, the back, showing the massive Givenchy Haute Couture gown, fancifully white, the massive train, and the bride inside.
New Billboard charts
The music industry has been looking for a way to gauge social-media-driven music interest. How to track iTunes, Spotify, Vevo? All those hashtags? Now Billboard gives us two new lists of tunes and artists - gauged by how much they've been shared on Twitter in the last 24 hours. It's updated to the minute, in real time. We checked out the Trending 140 list (realtime.billboard.com/?chart=trending140), which, as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, was: (1) "XO," by John Mayer; (2) "Sexxx Dreams," by Lady Gaga; (3) "Venus," by Lady Gaga; (4) "Really Don't Care," by Demi Lovato; (5) "Gypsy," by Lady Gaga; (6) "Artpop," by Lady Gaga (7) "Game 2," by Curren$y; (8) "John Doe," by B.o.B.; (9) "Love," by Jana Kramer; and (10) "Miss Movin' On," by Fifth Harmony. Hmm. The Little Monsters use Twitter a lot. The other list is Emerging Artists (realtime.billboard.com/?chart=emergingartists), which tracks activity around songs by new folks: (1) "Dying Breed," by Ransom; (2) "Cut Her Off," by K Camp; (3) "All I Ever Wanted," by Teedra Moses; (4) "Trap," by Rich the Kid; (5) "Money Baby," by K Camp; (6) "Sound of Change," by Dirty Heads (7) "Goddess," by Banks; (8) "Beware the Dog," by the Griswolds; (9) "On It," by Slava; and (10) "Cut Your Teeth," by Kyla La Grange. A different way of looking at music. . . .