Plus, Thandie Newton signs on HBO's new Westwood, Chris Brown gets praised by the judge for good behavior, Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg will appear on NBA2K15 soundtrack and J Dilla's MPC will be inducted into the Smithsonian.
Here's what we're talking about this Thursday morning:
Michael Jackson's Twitter account was the place to be last night as the late King of Pop's latest video, "A Place With No Name" premiered. Directed by Samual Bayer—previously known for his work on videos for Nirvana and Justin Timberlake—the video features a couple dancing in the middle of a desert and leaving dust tracks behind while they drive off in their Jeep. Clips from Jackson's "In the Closet" video have been stealthly placed in this new video, giving it a nice touch of nostalgia. The song is taken from Jackson's posthumous album, Xscape. [Billboard]
Thandie Newton will star on HBO's new series, Westwood, playing a madame with a "genius for reading people." She joins Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris and more. [HollywoodReporter]
Chris Brown has turned a new leaf in the eyes of a Los Angeles judge who praised the singer for his compliance with his probation terms. He's also tested negative on all drug tests since his release from jail. [EOnline]
Since Pharrell has been declared the curator for NBA's 2K15 soundtrack, he's been picking artists that we all know and love. The playlist will featue the likes of Lauryn Hill, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe Called Quest. [TheGrio]
The late hip hop producer J Dilla's MPC and custom synthesizer will be inducted into the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening in 2015. [HuffingtonPost]