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  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Bebe Rexha, X Ambassadors and Machine Gun Kelly have collaborated on a new song, "Home." The track is taken from the soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix movie starring Will Smith, Bright.

    The track showcases all three artists, culminating in a massive chorus. An official music video is expected to debut on Thanksgiving Day.

    Machine Gun Kelly says he was initially inspired to write his part of the song the day after Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died.

    "My original verses were a little too dark because of where my lyrics were stemming from, so I re-wrote and re-recorded my verses 13 times until we got the one we wanted," he says.

    He adds, "Bebe and X Ambassadors give me goosebumps when they start riffing back and forth at the end of the song; it feels like we all recorded it from the same emotional place. Home can be anything… A person, a dream, an escape – whatever it is, we all want a home."

    Bright is a fantasy thriller set in an alternate present-day universe in which fairies, elves and other mythical creatures are real. It follows two cops – one human, played by Smith, and one orc, played by Joel Edgerton – who team up to protect a deadly relic that can destroy the world.

    Bright: The Album comes out December 13th. The films premieres on Netflix December 22nd.


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is adding additional star power to kick off the holiday season with a star-studded line-up of performers. Joining the parade lineup will be Gwen Stefani, who is set to perform "White Christmas." Also on board this year is Patti LaBelle, who will take to the streets on The Cranberry Cooperative by Ocean Spray float.

    In addition to Stefani and LaBelle joining the festivities, a host of stars will be showcased "Dancing in the Streets" at various locations across the country in anticipation of the parade as part of the opening broadcast. Featured stars include Harry Connick Jr., Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Jane Krakowski, Gaten Matarazzo, Chrissy Metz, John O’Hurley, Martha Stewart and Thalía, who will dance and sing in the kick-off.

    Among the previously announced artists who will be riding floats and singing at the parade are Smokey Robinson, Goo Goo Dolls, Wyclef Jean, 98 Degrees, Flo Rida, Common, Andra Day, Andy Grammer and several country stars, including Sara Evans, Cam, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch. The 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, hosted by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker, will air on November 23rd on NBC.


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Halsey cancelled the final Canadian date of her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour Wednesday night due to a "personal emergency."

    Tuesday, the singer stopped her Calgary concert mid-set and her Edmonton show was nixed for the following night.

    Promoters for Live Nation said in a statement, "Due to a personal emergency, Halsey will be unable to perform tonight at Rogers Place in Edmonton."

    Halsey later posted her own statement on Instagram, apologizing to fans in Calgary and Edmonton.

    "There are very few things in this world that could make me stop a show, and my fans know that," she writes. "This is breaking my heart but I have to take a few days to gain my composure so I can put on the best show possible in Minneapolis and finish out the tour with a bang."

    She promised to make it up to fans in Canada and asked for privacy during this time. No word on what the personal emergency was.

    Halsey’s tour is set to resume November 18th in Minneapolis.


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Kelly Clarkson and P!nk have been added to the already stellar lineup of performances scheduled for the 2017 AMAs. For the first time ever, the two stars will take the stage together to open the awards show. Both women will also have their own solo spotlight performances during the event, with P!nk playing the title track from her Beautiful Trauma album and Clarkson taking on a song from her Meaning of Life release and a surprise fan favorite.

    It had been previously announced that both performers would appear on the AMAs as performers, but it was not known until now that the two would collaborate for the first time.

    Among the other performances promised by the AMAs are a rare appearance from Diana Ross, Christina Aguilera’s Bodyguard tribute, BTS’ AMAs debut, and many more.

    The 2017 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles Sunday on ABC.


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Prior to World Children’s Day on November 20th, P!nk teamed up with UNICEF for an all-new take on her recent hit "What About Us." Children from across the globe – more than 130 countries – were tapped to sing and dance along to the track for a new music video in celebration of the holiday.

    "This World Children’s Day, I am teaming up with UNICEF to remind the world that children and young people’s voices matter and that their perspectives must be included in the decisions that will shape their future," the singer said.

    Children and schools around the world are encouraged to film themselves copying the dance for a chance to be included in the final "world version" of the "What About Us" cover video, which will be released next month.

    "I am excited to lend ‘What About Us’ to a global kids take over on Nov. 20 as we celebrate the power of kids around the world speaking out about the issues that affect them," P!nk continued.

    As part of the takeover initiative, The United Nations has "invited children from around the world to take over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted on 20th November."

    "From Auckland to Amman and from New York to N’Djamena, we want children to campaign in their schools and communities to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and fulfill their potential," said Justin Forsyth UNICEF Deputy Executive Director. "World Children’s Day will be a day for children, by children."


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Mariah Carey has shared a new music video for "The Star," the title track to the upcoming animated Christmas movie.

    After releasing the audio last month, the video finds Carey front and center, singing the emotional ballad in a glittering gown alongside clips from the film. She even brings in her 6-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan, along with another boy, to sing the backup line, "Follow your heart, it’s Christmas."

    The Star opens in theaters today. The Star (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is already available and features holiday songs from the likes of Fifth Harmony, Pentatonix and Kelsea Ballerini.

    The film is voiced by many top stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Plummer, Gina Rodriguez, Kristin Chenoweth, Zachary Levi, Tyler Perry, Keegan-Michael Key, as well as Carey herself, who portrays Rebecca the Hen.


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    The indie rock band Portugal. the Man broke through in a major way earlier this year with the crossover pop smash, "Feel it Still."

    "I’m 36, I’m from f**king Wasilla, Alaska, and we’re right behind Taylor Swift right now," bassist Zachary Carothers told Rolling Stone about the band’s unexpected pop hit, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. "What the hell?"

    Frontman John Gourley said an elderly woman recently stopped his dad in Alaska while he was working. "She asked if he was related to me," the singer says. "This older lady knows my music. That’s when it really hit me."

    Portugal. the Man have shared a live and stripped-down take on the song, alongside a similarly intimate take on "Live in the Moment," taken from the same album, Woodstock, that features "Feel it Still."


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    JENNIFER HUDSON SPLITS FROM FIANCÉ DAVID OTUNGA: Jennifer Hudson and her fiancé, pro wrestler David Otunga, have split and she has also received a protective order against him. The 36-year-old The Voice coach was in a relationship with Otunga for 10 years. "They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months," a rep for Jennifer said in a statement. "Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son." Jennifer and David are the parents of an eight-year-old son, David Daniel Otunga Jr.

    BTS TEASES ‘MIC DROP’ REMIX WITH STEVE AOKI: South Korean boy band BTS is gearing up to release a "MIC Drop" remix with Steve Aoki. The K-pop group shared a clip from their music video featuring the 39-year-old DJ and musician. The video shows Aoki DJing as the members of BTS dance in a recording studio. The full remix will debut November 24th. The original "MIC Drop" appears on BTS’ newest EP, Love Yourself ‘Her’, which debuted in September. "I don’t know how much I can say, but we’re working on some fun stuff," says Aoki. "I love these guys. These guys are the geniuses. They’re so creative on every level." BTS appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week ahead of their performance Sunday at the 2017 American Music Awards. The group will perform on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later this month.

    BAND OF MERRYMAKERS AND ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ ALUMS TO PERFORM AT ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE: Holiday collaborators Band of Merrymakers and some American Idol favorites will be performing at the 86th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade this year. The musical lineup for the Los Angeles parade will include members of the rotating Band of Merrymakers, like Tyler Glenn of Neon Trees, and Zach Barrett of American Authors. Also performing at the event are American Idol Season 2 winner Ruben Studdard and Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani. CeeLo Green will be performing at the celebration as well. The parade will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on November 26th and air as a two-hour special on The CW on December 15th. Dr. Oz is the Grand Marshal this year.


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Fergie and "Fight Song" singer-songwriter Rachel Platten are set to perform on the 2017 Miss Universe broadcast.

    The ceremony will once again be hosted by Steve Harvey, who infamously erroneously announced the wrong winner in 2015, and judges will include TV personality Ross Mathews, internet star Lele Pons, TV personality and makeup entrepreneur Jay Manuel, and UFC backstage correspondent Megan Olivi.

    Model Ashley Graham is returning as backstage host of the pageant, which will air live from Las Vegas’ Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino November 26th on Fox..

    In September, Fergie released Double Duchess, her second solo effort, which reached No. 19 on the Billboard 200; Platten’s fourth studio album, Waves, debuted in late October and features the current single "Perfect for You."


  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 01:00:00 EST

    Is Jelena a thing again Signs seem to say "yes." After separating from recent beau, the Weeknd, Selena Gomez has been seen spending all kinds of quality time with ex, Justin Bieber.

    Now, there is some hard evidence suggesting the two are hanging out as more than just friends. Gomez and her puppy Charlie were spotted at the L.A. Kings Valley Ice Center in Panorama City, California, to watch Bieber play hockey.

    Gomez was seen smooching Bieber during a time-out in the game. The actress leaned over the rail to put both hands on Bieber’s shoulders and plant a kiss on his lips.

    Gomez and Bieber reconnected in October after splitting in 2014 after several years of on-again, off-again dating. The pair were spotted hanging out several times before news of Gomez’s split from The Weeknd broke.

    Gomez will perform Sunday at the 2017 American Music Awards, and shared a video of herself prepping for the awards show on Instagram. She performed an emotional rendition of "The Heart Wants What It Wants" at the 2016 ceremony.