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Coffee Talk: Rihanna to Receive First Ever American Music Icon Award

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• Rihanna's scored another first in her career. The controversial diva will be the first artist to ever receive the Icon Award at the upcoming American Music Awards. "The [award] was created to honor an artist whose body of work has made a profound influence over pop music on a global level," said AMA producer Larry Klein. "Rihanna's iconic and innovative sound has enabled her to become one of the most influential and bestselling artists of all time." Rihanna walks into the upcoming show with four nominations in her pocket. She's also scheduled to perform. The AMAs will air on November 24th at 8 p.m. [LA Times]

• Popular western Hell on Wheels is set to return for a fourth season in the summer of 2014. AMC announced the news yesterday saying the new show will expand to 13 episodes next season. "Our commitment to the genre is unwavering and we look forward to continuing to super-serve this audience with an expanded fourth season of Hell on Wheels," said AMC president Charlie Collier. [Hollywood Reporter]

• Will Smith has a big new project in the works. He's set to star in the upcoming action thriller The City That Sailed. The film follows a young girl who lives in London and makes an odd wish to have Manhattan break off and sail toward her. Smith presumably will play the street musician and father of the young girl who will save the day. [Slash Film]

• Samuel L. Jackson suffered a shoulder injury on the set of his new movie, Big Game, in Germany. Apparently, in the middle of a stunt the equipment screwed up causing Jackson to plummet to the ground shifting down his collarbone and shifting up his clavicle. The veteran actor said his shoulder never really hurt after the incident, but the muscle and ligament pain was terrible. "It felt like someone was stabbing me in the chest or in the back," he shared. [EURweb]

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