5 Things You Need To Know In Pop Culture Today! (Aug. 25)

Here's a rundown of what's in the Pop Culture news this morning, corralled and curated for your viewing pleasure!


Maks Chmerkovskiy Returns To The Ballroom - FOR REAL THIS TIME

Sure, Maks has come in as a guest judge before, but he's returning as a pro, which makes our little Dancing With The Stars hearts soar. E! reports that after doing the tour with his brother Val, that he wants to keep the momentum going. "I just wanted this to continue, the feeling, the positivity, so much love out there," he told Good Morning America. We can't argue with that!

As long as there is more of this type of conversation, anyway:

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DWTS Max Chmerkovskiy sex on a stick. Max talks about not being cocky just confident


Paisley Park Will Open To Public In Fall, Giving Us A View Into Prince's World

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You'll soon be able to tour Prince's legendary home in Minnesota http://on.mash.to/2bGSGWE pic.twitter.com/8csHJ07nyf

Minneapolis is about to get a flood of Prince fans this fall, as his estate will soon be open to the public. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson is turning the grounds into a Graceland type museum. E! quotes her saying in a press release that "Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time, as we open the doors to this incredible place."

Jennifer Lopez Splits From Casper Smart

Instagram video by Jennifer Lopez * Jan 1, 2016 at 9:18pm UTC

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According to People, the pair have not been together for a few weeks, and it wasn't anything "dramatic." "They will remain friends and they see each other, but they are not together. It was very amiable."

Kim Richards Doesn't Go To The Clink

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RHOBH star Kim Richards will not be serving time behind bars for shoplifting from Target. http://eonli.ne/2bCzKeh pic.twitter.com/HgimnHwXqj

Former Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills escapes the clink after being "up to date" with her requirements after her bout of shoplifting in November 2015. E! reports she was caught stealing $600 worth of merch from Target - but of course she plead no contest to the theft.

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj Will Perform At MTV's VMAs

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang ft. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

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The gal pals who have already sang a jam together (Let's not forget "Bang Bang" with Jessie J okay!?) and now they'll perform the song "Side to Side' from Ariana's newest album according to Billboard. Don't miss the performance this Sunday during the MTV VMA's starting at 9PM.


Amy Cooper is the type of journalist that when asked "What do you bring to the table," she replies "I am the table."