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Taylor Swift reveals more "YNTCD" secrets in new behind-the-scenes video

TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift‘s back with another behind-the-scenes look at her elaborate video for “You Need to Calm Down.”  In this one, she explains why, in the video, we see her trailer erupt into flames as she heads to the pool. “It’s this whole metaphorical symbolism of, there’s this flaming toxicity on my phone that […]

Mariah Carey: "I'm kind of a prude, compared to most others in the field"

Jason Kim for CosmopolitanMariah Carey‘s cover story in the new issue of Cosmopolitan is an exercise in shade — as the magazine itself points out in the course of its chat with the diva. Throughout the interview, the article notes that Mariah keeps dropping tidbits that sound innocent, but what she’s actually doing is throwing […]

Pink vs. the parenting police: Singer hits back after criticism over zoo visit

Andrew MacPhersonPoor Pink can’t catch a break. After vowing never to share pictures of her children on Instagram due to non-stop mommy shaming, the singer backslid a bit and posted a photo of herself at a zoo in Germany with her son Jameson.  Innocent, right?  Apparently not to some people. “I’m surprised you go to […]

Whitney Houston scores first chart hit in 10 years with "Higher Love" remix

RCA Records It’s taken 10 years, but Whitney Houston is finally back on the charts — with a song she recorded 30 years ago. Whitney’s archival recording of Steve Winwood‘s 1986 #1 hit “Higher Love,” released recently as a remix by top DJ/producer Kygo, has entered to Billboard Hot 100 at #63.  It’s Whitney’s first-ever […]

'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' sends Guillermo to join Gwen Stefani onstage in Vegas

Medios y Media/Getty ImagesJimmy Kimmel has asked his sidekick and security guard Guillermo Rodriguez to play many roles over the years. Last weekend, he added Gwen Stefani back-up dancer to the list.  On Monday night, Jimmy Kimmel Live! returned from summer vacation with a new episode. During the monologue, Kimmel revealed that Guillermo recently tried out to […]

Ed Sheeran song to appear on new Hootie & the Blowfish album

Harmony Gerber/Getty ImagesBack in March, Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker posted a photo of himself in a London studio with Ed Sheeran and some other musicians, and said he was “having a blast writing” with them.  Now we know a bit more about what came of that session. The New York Times reports […]

Watch Sam Smith freak out over Celine Dion: "She looks so beautiful!"

Samir Hussein/RedfernsOver the weekend, Celine Dion performed at the U.K.’s British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park, and among the fans losing their minds over seeing the Canadian diva live and in person was none other than Sam Smith. Sam posted a video on Instagram capturing the look of utter joy and delight on […]

Shawn & Camila continue to spark romance rumors, despite Shawn's denial

ABC/Lou RoccoAfter being seen together looking cozy last week — including on the Fourth of July — Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello continue to spark rumors that they’re more than friends. As E! Online reports, the “Señorita” duet partners were spotted having brunch together in West Hollywood.  An eyewitness dishes, “They couldn’t keep their hands […]

Mariah Carey wins the #BottleCapChallenge

FilmMagic for dcp via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018The #BottleCapChallenge, the latest viral craze to hit the Internet, rages on, as stars like John Mayer, Justin Bieber and Ellie Goulding film themselves kicking a loosened bottlecap off the top of a bottle. But now, Mariah Carey has absolutely owned everyone with her unique approach to the challenge. In […]

All-female band melts faces in new video for Ed Sheeran/Bruno Mars collabo "Blow"

Atlantic Records“Blow,” the new collaboration from Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars and country star Chris Stapleton is your typical double-entendre rock and roll come-on, in which a guy tells a girl, “I’m comin’ for you/Pull my trigger/Let me blow your mind.”  But the song’s video turns the idea on its head by flipping the gender, enlisting […]

"Rocketman" star reveals which Elton John song he wishes was in the movie but isn't

Paramount PicturesThe Elton John biopic Rocketman features many famous Elton John hits, all sung by star Taron Egerton, who plays Elton. But it turns out there is one particular Elton hit that isn’t in the movie that Taron really wishes had made the cut: The 1975 #2 single “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.”   “Yeah, […]

Stevie Wonder to undergo kidney transplant

Lester Cohen/Getty ImagesStevie Wonder wasted little time addressing last week’s reports that he was in poor health.  The 69-year-old music legend announced Saturday that he’ll undergo a kidney transplant. Wonder made the announcement from the stage during a concert in London’s Hyde Park, saying he’ll take a break from touring in September to undergo the […]

Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa honored at UK's O2 Silver Clef Awards

Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran, Sam Smith and Dua Lipa took home prizes at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, which took place in London Friday. The awards are presented annually by Nordoff Robbins, a British charity that provides music therapy to vulnerable and isolated people in the U.K. They recognize musicians who support the charity’s work. […]

Madonna slot machines now officially coming to a casino near you

Aristocrat Technologies Inc.Madonna-themed slot machines are finally coming to casinos across the U.S. The machines, which made their debut at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas in 2017, will feature “Material Girl” imagery and unique game play inspired by the Queen of Pop’s biggest hits from various stages of her career. The hits themselves […]

Former "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips expecting first child with wife, Hannah

Denise Truscello/WireImageThere’s a baby on the way for former American Idol winner Phillip Phillips. The singer announced the happy news Thursday on Instagram, with a photo of him and his wife Hannah lying down next to a tiny onesie with a sonogram photo placed on top. “Phillip and Hannah sittin’ in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G! First […]

Report: Stevie Wonder battling "serious but manageable" ailment

George Pimentel/WireImageThe show is going on for Motown legend Stevie Wonder, despite a report that he’s dealing with a “serious but manageable” health issue. “He’s got some health challenges, but he doesn’t want a big PR thing out of this,” Joan Belgrave, a longtime friend of the singer, told the Detroit Free Press. “He knows what […]

Listen now: Ed Sheeran rocks out with Bruno Mars on "Blow"

Atlantic/ElektraEd Sheeran‘s not exactly the kind of guy you’d picture really rocking out on a song, but that’s absolutely what he does on “Blow,” his just-released collaboration with Bruno Mars. The track opens with a straight-ahead, hard-driving rock guitar, and lyrics that leave very little to the imagination.  “Well jump back, talk to me woman/You […]

#SwagWars: Ed Sheeran tries (and fails) to be as fly as Bruno Mars

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images“Blow,” Ed Sheeran‘s new song featuring Bruno Mars and country star Chris Stapleton, comes out on Friday, and in the run-up to its release, Ed is foolishly attempting to compete with Bruno in the fashion department. “So a couple of weeks ago I took some pictures in @versace […]

Celine Dion steps out wearing "Titanic"'s Heart of the Ocean necklace

Marc Piasecki/GC ImagesCeline Dion‘s heart will go on…and so will the necklace inspired by the movie Titanic. Page Six reports that Celine Dion — whose head-turning outfits during Paris Fashion Week have made headlines worldwide — stepped out Wednesday in the French capital wearing the famous Heart of the Ocean pendant that was a major […]

Pink & Elton John are tops on the concert trail so far in 2019

Dianne Manson/Getty ImagesPink and Elton John are raking it in on the box office with their current tours, according to Pollstar‘s annual Mid-Year rankings. According to the publication, which tracks the concert industry, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma tour has earned the most of any North American tour so far in 2019, bringing in 81.8 million bucks. […]

Ed Sheeran becomes only second artist in YouTube history to hit 40 million subscribers

Mark SurridgeIn the last couple of weeks, Ed Sheeran has released several new videos, including one for his hit duet with Justin Bieber, “I Don’t Care.” All that activity has evidently inspired fans to subscribe to Ed’s YouTube channel, because he just reached a historic milestone. According to YouTube, Ed’s official artist channel has racked […]

Taylor Swift was never offered the chance to buy her masters outright, her attorney says

Mark Metcalfe/Getty ImagesTaylor Swift’s attorney is the latest industry figure to chime in on the feud between her, label exec Scott Borchetta, and Scooter Braun.  “Scott Borchetta never gave Taylor Swift an opportunity to purchase her masters, or the label, outright with a check in the way he is now apparently doing for others,” said attorney Don Passman, […]

Kick me like you do: Ellie Goulding crushes the #BottlecapChallenge

Walt Disney Television/Paula LoboAnother summer means another silly Internet challenge. The latest is the #BottleCapChallenge, which has now been performed successfully by both John Mayer and Ellie Goulding. The challenge involves putting a bottle cap loosely on top of a bottle and then performing a roundhouse kick, connecting with the cap only, and making it […]

Bananarama to release CD version of latest album "In Stereo" in the U.S. this month

BFDIt won’t be a cruel summer for Bananarama fans: The best-selling British girl group’s latest studio album, In Stereo, will be released on CD in the U.S. on July 26. In Stereo is the outfit’s first new studio effort since 2009’s Diva. Bananarama’s current lineup features two of the group’s original three members: Keren Woodward […]