8 Things To Know This AM — Jul 08 2014

Miley Cyrus' NBC special, which went behind the scenes on her racy Bangerz Tour, did not come in like a wrecking ball. In fact, it was one of the least-watched programs of Sunday night. (ONTD!)
Jeff Tweedy has a new band, and it's kind of adorable. The Wilco frontman and his son, Spencer, just debuted the first music video from their new album. The duo appropriately calls itself Tweedy. (Stereogum)
Great news for that Venn diagram cross-section of feline fans and musical theater lovers: Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical Cats is returning to London's West End this December. The revamped production will have a hip-hop flavor (Rum Tum Tugger will now be a rapping street cat) because — from the mouth of A.L.W. himself — "Maybe [T.S.] Eliot was the inventor of rap." (Yahoo! News)
Brandon Routh is adding another DC Comics role to his résumé. The former Superman will join season three of Arrow as shrinking scientist Ray Palmer, a.k.a. The Atom. (Hollywood Reporter)
Tissue alert: An elephant named Raju actually cried when he was rescued from 50 years in chains. (BuzzFeed)
Here's the first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in a new biopic about the jazz great. (Entertainment Weekly)
In Farang, chef Andy Ricker explores how his love of Northern Thailand translated into the successful restaurant Pok Pok. (Munchies)
Finally, things are really heating up between Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden. The star of the upcoming movie Sex Tape introduced the Good Charlotte guitarist to her family over the holiday weekend. (E! Online)
miley-bangerz-8-things-embedPhoto: Via @mileycyrus.

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