Top of the Morning: Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus at NY Fashion Week, the Replacements, Snoop Dogg and More

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 09.08.14 in News

Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention over the weekend and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee.

The past few days have been all about New York Fashion Week.

Twin Shadow showed up on Public School’s runway to play an original score as the models showed little emotion.

First Nicki Minaj took in the Alexander Wang show while sitting next to Kim Gordon, and then she went backstage to teach the models some “Anaconda” moves. Once again, they showed little emotion.

Rihanna was also there. She didn’t do anything interesting.

But after the Spring 2015 show, Alexander Wang and company dared to leave Manhattan in order to attend Lady Fag and Sven Granik’s warehouse dance party in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, and Miley Cyrus decided to join in on the fun. Apparently unhappy with her tame VMAs appearance this year, Cyrus wore pasties (are those pierced nipples?), danced around while Mess Kid DJ’d, and casually smoked a spliff while conversing with the designer. The important question: How many homecoming dances will be canceled over this incident?

In other fashion-related news, North West cemented the ’90s influence for fall by rocking teeny tiny Doc Martens this weekend and FKA twigs took a huge sartorial risk with her eyebrows when she stopped by BBC Radio to cover Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me.”

Moving on.

The Replacements are set to play The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow, September 9. This caused a big hubbub and the band’s appearance is being hailed as their “Return to 30 Rock” after Lorne Michaels banned them from Saturday Night Live more than 28 years ago. Never mind that this is actually an entirely different show on an entirely different day of the week.

Snoop Dogg teased a new collaboration with Pharrell while promoting Kurupt’s MoonRock. And then Miley Cyrus jumped out and started dancing around in her pasties! (No, just kidding. That didn’t happen.)

On a somber note, Hollywood gave Joan Rivers a fine send-off on Sunday with several performances by the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, a eulogy from Howard Stern and Hugh Jackman’s rendition of “Quiet Please, There’s a Lady on the Stage.” And then Miley Cyrus jumped out and started dancing around in her pasties! No, just kidding. That didn’t happen, even though Joan probably would have approved. Rest easy, funny lady.

So as not to leave you feeling too sad on a Monday, here’s a picture of Aziz Ansari’s parents with the Knowles-Carters. Don’t work too hard today.

Ansaris and the Carters