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Digest: Pharrell Designs $27,000 Bike; 'American Idiot' to Tour in the Fall

Also: Miley Cyrus set to host 'Saturday Night Live,' possibly with the Strokes as musical guest

February 11, 2011 2:30 PM ET
The 'Velo' bike by Pharrell Williams for Domeau & Pérès
The 'Velo' bike by Pharrell Williams for Domeau & Pérès
Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery (Bike), Venturri/WireImage(Williams)

Pharrell Designed An Incredibly Expensive Bike
Rapper and producer Pharrell Williams teamed up with Domeau & Pérès to design a custom fixed gear bicycle – made out of water buffalo leather – that will sell for more than $27,000 at the Gagosian Gallery in New York. The bike will come in different colors, but only one of each color will be produced. [Bike Rumor]

'American Idiot' to Hit the Road
An Actors' Equity audition notice has all but confirmed that Green Day's punk rock musical American Idiot will be going on tour sometime at the end of the year. As of yet, no casting or dates have been announced. [Broadway World]

Miley Cyrus Will Host 'SNL,' Strokes May Be Musical Guest
Miley Cyrus has been announced as the host of the March 5th episode of Saturday Night Live. Cast member Vanessa Bayer has been impersonating Cyrus on the show throughout the current season, so odds are pretty good that Bayer's Miley will appear in a sketch along with the real deal. The Strokes' Julian Casablancas strongly implied that his band will be the musical guest in a tweet earlier this afternoon. [TV Line]

Canadian Radio Station Bans Carrie Underwood
Ottawa, Ontario pop station CISS has pulled all of Carrie Underwood's hits from their playlist after her husband, hockey star Mike Fisher, was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Nashville Predators. The station says it has no plans to bring her songs back to the station after the city stops feeling sad about Fisher's departure. [Billboard]

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“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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