Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs and the Bad Boy Family kicked off their upcoming tour with a performance on NBC’s “Today”. The performance kicked off the morning talk show’s summer concert series. Sporting denim jean ensembles, the Bad Boy roster took the crowd on a musical journey back to the nineties by performing some of their best known and loved hits. Combs and company will begin their trek across the country with two sold out shows at the Barclay’s Center in New York City . One show tonight, followed by another tomorrow. The tour ends on Oct. 8 in Oakland CA. Las week, entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight confirmed that singer Christina Aguilera would perform with a hologram of the late Whitney Houston during the season 10 finale of NBC’s “The Voice”, but the performance has been scrapped. Yesterday, footage of Aguilera rehearsing with the hologram went viral. The clip showed Aguilera performing a Whitney Houston medley and later introducing a younger Whitney Houston. The video has been removed, but a screen shot remains. Houston’s estate sited “perfection” as the reason they scrapped the performance. They seem to believe that the technology hasn’t been perfected enough. There’s been no word on whether they scrapped the entire performance or the hologram. Fans will have to tune in to the season 10 finale of “The Voice” to find out. Today, singer Ameriie released her new EP “Drive”, her first new music in seven years. However , before that, she stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to discuss what she’s been doing during her hiatus, rumors, the new spelling of her name and more. In addition to the new music, the singer/songwriter revealed that she’s been working on a sci fi novel, which will be a villain filled anthology. She added that she’s been doing a lot of writing and has been writing since childhood. To conclude, the singer added that she has always been a writer who doesn’t need fame. Ameriie’s new EP is available now. Rapper Wale gets his groove on during his latest single “My P.Y.T.” , a Michael Jackson referenced jam. During the Dope Boyz produced track, Wale dedicates a few bars to his special lady. He even croons on the track “I want to love you, pretty young thing”, paying homage to King of Pop Michael Jackson’s 1982 “Thriller” classic “P.Y.T.” James Franco’s “Future World” just got bigger. Actress Lucy Liu and rapper Snoop Dogg have been added to the cast along with newcomers Method Man and Suki Waterhouse. The film is based on an original short story by Franco and follows young Prince and a robot from the Oasis as they go on a daring journey of self-discovery through the violent and desolate World of the Wastelands. Bruce Cheung and Jay Davis wrote the film, which will be directed by Franco. Iervolino Bacardi, Monika Barcadi, Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis will produce the project. AMBI Group will finance and distribute “Future World” domestically, while AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of AMBI Group, handles global sales. This marks Franco’s second collaboration with AMBI , the first being multihyphenate’s adaptation of the classic John Steinbeck novel “In Dubious Battle”.