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  • ARIANA GRANDE CANCELS CONCERTS THROUGH JUNE 5

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Ariana Grande has cancelled all concerts through June 5th until her team can address new security concerns, according to multiple reports.

    "Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost," the singer’s management said in a statement. "The London 02 shows this week have been cancelled as well as all shows thru June 5 in Switzerland."

    • The statement goes on to say that Grande and her team are committed to facing up to the challenges ahead.
    • "We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence. Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together," the statement reads.
    • On Monday night, a suicide bomber attacked her Manchester concert, killing 22 people.
    • On Tuesday, the pop star returned home to Boca Raton, Florida with her mother, Joan, where they were greeted her boyfriend Mac Miller.


  • KATY PERRY IS PROUD OF GONZO 'AMERICAN IDOL' PAYCHECK

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    What’s fair is fair! Pop powerhouse Katy Perry is getting a reported $25 million to judge ABC’s reboot of American Idol, and she thinks she’s worth every penny.

    Perry stopped by New York’s KTU studio Tuesday to talk about her forthcoming album Witness, and the subject of her gonzo paycheck came up.

    • She wouldn’t talk numbers, but she would talk pride. "I’m really proud that as a woman I got paid," she said. "You know why? I got paid, pretty much, more than any guy that’s been on that show. By the way, I love men. So I’m a paid woman and I’m ready for a beautiful man."
    • Perry also said that she is excited to dive in. "The reality is I am polite, but firm and I am super realistic," Perry said. "This show is about finding real talent, making peoples' dreams come true and additionally hearing their stories... I want to see you. I want to hear you. I want to witness you."
    • Meanwhile, Perry is ready to call it quits on the endless Taylor Swift feud. "I am ready because I think when women unite, the world is going to heal," she said, speaking with SiriusXM. "I don’t have any beef really with anyone. I love everyone, and honestly I love everyone and I think we need to unite more than ever. I think we see that today especially — like we need to come together and love on each other today.


  • 311 RELEASE 'TO MUCH TO THINK' VIDEO

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    311 has shared the music video for their new song "Too Much to Think," the lead single from the band's forthcoming new album Mosaic. To film the video, 311 traveled out to the Vasquez Rocks park in the Sierra Pelona Mountains outside Los Angeles, a popular filming location that's been used in Austin Powers, Blazing Saddles and Star Trek – both the TV shows and the movies.

    "'Too Much to Think' is a song about the highs and lows of life, and seeking an escape from everyday stresses," says frontman Nick Hexum. "It's such a magical setting and not surprising that they've shot so many iconic movies and TV shows onsite."

    Mosaic will be released June 23rd. 311 will kick off a tour in support of the album on June 22nd in Cleveland.



  • CREATORS OF FEYONCE MERCHANDISE WANT BEYONCE'S LAWSUIT DISMISSED

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Beyonce has been accused of slandering her fans who created a website to sell Feyonce brand merchandise. According to The Jasmine Brand, the owners selling the merchandise are demanding that Bey’s lawsuit against them — where she claims they are profiting off of her name, be thrown out. Andre Maurice and Leana Lopez — the owners of the Feyonce brand, have responded to Bey’s attempt to obtain a default judgment against them. Maurice and Lopez say that they have attempted to find an attorney to represent them, but have been unsuccessful due to high rates. They also said that they shut down their website and are no longer selling Feyonce merchandise.

    The duo went on accuse Bey of slandering their names, which resulted in their products being removed and them losing money. They also said that Bey has not provided sufficient evidence to support her claims that they intentionally infringed on her brand. Maurice and Lopez said that they never used Bey’s likeness or image, and said that their products promote engagements or marriage.

    • They are demanding that the case be dismissed and Beyonce not be paid.
    • In other news, rumor has it that Beyonce’s security is ready for the twins’ birth. According to In Touch Weekly, a source said, "Their security team conducted weekly trial runs to the hospital during various times of the day. They were so nervous about getting to the hospital on time that they even considered taking a helicopter, but Beyoncé decided against it because she wasn’t comfortable with the idea. She was happy just driving to the hospital with military precision."


  • HARRY STYLES' MOVING TRIBUTE TO HOMETOWN OF MANCHESTER

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Harry Styles was raised a short drive from Manchester, England, in a town called Holmes Chapel, and considers himself a native Mancunian. The singer was especially upset about the tragic terror attack that rocked an Ariana Grande concert Monday night.

    During a stop in Cabo, Mexico, he spoke to a small crowd about the bombing. "Tonight doesn’t feel like a night to celebrate," the singer said. "Last night there was a tragedy in my hometown of Manchester," he continued. "And I am left with a hole in my heart. I went to my first show in the arena, and I’ve had some of my best experiences in my life in Manchester. We have a choice every single day that we wake up to what you can put into the world, and I ask you to please choose love every single day."



  • NORAH JONES HONORS CHRIS CORNELL WITH PERFORMANCE OF 'BLACK HOLE SUN'

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Norah Jones paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell by performing Soundgarden’s "Black Hole Sun" during a performance at Detroit’s Fox Theatre on Tuesday.

    The concert was at the same venue Cornell played his final show. Jones said, "Everybody needs a little love, right?" She appeared to address Cornell: "Thanks for giving us a lot of love. We love you." Then, she performed a passionate, melancholy version of Soundgarden’s signature song.

    Cornell committed suicide last week in a Detroit hotel room. He was 52. The singer’s wife and attorney believe the anti-anxiety drug Ativan may have contributed to his tragedy. A funeral service will be held for Cornell on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.



  • QUICKIES: ZAYN MALIK, THE CHAINSMOKERS AND SARA BAREILLES

  • Thu, 25 May 2017 01:00:00 EST

    ZAYN MALIK’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM HAS ‘MORE OPTIMISTIC TONE’: Former One Direction member Zayn Malik’s 2016 debut solo album, Mind of Mine, received positive views from critics and fans alike. Now, RCA Records CEO Peter Edge reveals that Malik’s second album shows a "lot of growth." "It wasn’t easy making that decision and having the courage to step out first and make a record," Edge explained to EW. "This album has a more optimistic tone to it after coming through that more challenging time. It shows a lot of growth." Malik dropped his first single off the album, "Still Got Time," back in March. The track features rapper PartyNextDoor. The record does not yet have a release date.

    THE CHAINSMOKERS TO PERFORM AT <i>CMT AWARDS</i>: The duos of Florida Georgia Line and The Chainsmokers will pair up for a cross-genre performance at the CMT Awards, which will also include performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum with Earth, Wind & Fire. The show will air on June 7th. Country duo Florida Georgia Line sing with the Chainsmokers on their new album on a song called "Last Day Alive," while Urban and Underwood have a duet called "The Fighter."

    SARA BAREILLES SWEETENS <i>WAITRESS</i> TICKET SALES: Sara Bareilles’ run in the lead role of Waitress has served up a serious bump in ticket sales for the Broadway musical. According to Deadline, last week the show sold $1.3 million worth of tickets – almost 30% above its gross potential. Sara, who received a Tony nomination for composing the musical’s score, took over the lead role of Jenna from Jessie Mueller back in March. She’ll remain in the role through June 11th.