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  • GWEN STEFANI TEASES TRACK LIST FOR EMOTIONAL NEW ALBUM

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Gwen Stefani has had an incredibly tumultuous year, and it looks like the pop star is channeling all of the emotional ups and downs into her new album (lucky us!).

    The album is called This Is What the Truth Feels Like and it is set to drop on March 18th. Gwen is teaming up with Target to create a special edition of the album and a live music video scheduled to air during a commercial break in next week's Grammy Awards.

    • Late Tuesday, February 9th, Gwen shared a snap of what looks like a diary featuring her track listing, and if the names are any indication, it's going to be very revealing.
    • Gwen split from husband Gavin Rossdale in August, and it songs like "Me Without You," "Red Flag" and "Misery" may be autobiographical takes on that tough time. Meanwhile, her new love interest, Blake Shelton may be behind tracks like "You’re My Favorite" and "Make Me Feel Like U."


  • NEWS ANCHOR HARSHLY SLAMS BEYONCE'S SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    A news anchor is coming for Beyonce and the message behind her Super Bowl halftime performance. On Final Thoughts with Tomi Lahren, Lahren said, "First it was hands up, don’t shoot. Then it was burning down buildings and looting drug stores all the way to Oscars So White and now even the Super Bowl halftime show has become politicized and advance the notion black lives matter more. This isn’t about equality, this is about ram-rotting an aggressive agenda down our throats and using fame and entertainment value to do so. Beyoncé, really?"

    • Unsurprisingly, Lahren received a slew of backlash once her segment went viral. She responded to the remarks via Twitter, saying, "I respect the 1st amendment which is why you can call me whatever you want. Have fun attacking me on Instagram. I'll be praying for you."
    • In other news, Bey has also been blasted by the New York Daily News. 'Daily News' writer Linda Stasi wrote in the publication, "Beyoncé’s Black Panthers show was ill-suited for Super Bowl." She also compared Bey's routine to the "Springtime for Hitler" spoof in The Producers. Stasi said, "The Producers had dancing sexy Nazis, and we all laughed because it was supposed to be the dumbest, worst show in history. Beyoncé had dancing sexy Black Panthers and no one laughed because it was supposed to be the smartest, best show in history."
    AUDIO: NEWS ANCHOR SLAMS BEYONCE CLIP 3
    AUDIO: NEWS ANCHOR SLAMS BEYONCE CLIP 2
    AUDIO: NEWS ANCHOR SLAMS BEYONCE


  • JUSTIN BIEBER OPENS UP ABOUT LOVE, HIS MISTAKES IN REVEALING INTERVIEW

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Justin Bieber didn't call it in for his March GQ cover story. The singer opened up about a variety of topics, including his relationship with model Hailey Baldwin, mistakes he made in the past and why "Sorry" is not in fact an apology at all.

    On "Sorry" being perceived as an apology for law-breaking transgressions in the past: "People ran with that… that I was like, apologizing with that song and stuff. It really had nothing to do with that… It was about a girl."

    • Some of those mistakes, he went on to say, made him who he is today: "Everyone when they start growing up realizes, 'Man, I did some dumb sh*t when I was younger. If I could go back, I wouldn't really change much. I think it's all my journey. That stuff made me who I am."
    • The juiciest bits are reserved for Hailey, though, and while he didn't overtly say they're an item, it's hard to not get that general take-away when he describes her as "someone I really love."


  • ADELE TO PEFORM INTIMATE PRE-GRAMMY CONCERT

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    On Friday, February 12th, three nights before her Grammy Awards performance, Adele will take to the (much smaller) stage at Los Angeles' Wiltern Theatre.

    Tickets for the show will only be made available to existing California-area fans registered with Adele.com. The special one-off show, in a venue with seating for about 1,850, will mean that fans will be able to get a much better feel for Adele up-close than those who will watch her perform at the Staples Center on February 15th. (About 18,000 people will wedge into Staples).

    • At the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J and airing on CBS, Adele is set to perform "When We Were Young."


  • BRUNO MARS PRAISES BEYONCE, EMBRACES ADULATION, TEASES SUPER BOWL RETURN

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Beyonce has been the main focus of attention from fans, talking heads and even politicians following the Super Bowl, but Bruno Mars has quietly been garnering accolades too. After the band's fiery, show-stopping performance on Sunday, Bruno Mars is embracing fans' adulation, while also taking time to praise Beyonce and Coldplay.

    Said Bruno Mars:

    • "I had front row seats and witnessed these two incredible artist do their thing. Thank you @coldplay for inviting the squad and I to perform our tune. We were all very honored to be apart of such a positive uplifting show.
    • Thank You @beyonce for continuing to bless the world with that fire / hot sauce.
    • Thank you to the good people at @nfl for all that you do behind the scenes.
    • Thank you @versace_official for makin ya boys look extra clean and all the way swagged out. I’ll never forget last Sunday. Thank you all!"
    • He also, tantalizingly, dropped a little tease about reappearing at another Super Bowl.


  • HALSEY OPENS UP ABOUT DUETTING WITH BIEBER, HER SEXUALITY

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    The up-and-coming 21-year-old alt-pop singer Halsey has built a fan base built on her eccentric online presence, long before she signed a record deal. But recently, her gold-certified debut Badlands is forcing her to get comfortable being a mainstream, rising star. In a sprawling interview with Rolling Stone, she spilled the beans on fandom, faking it and, inevitably, Justin Beiber.

    On duetting with Justin Bieber on his new album: "You hear, 'Oh, Justin would never put a no-name like Halsey on his record. Bieber's manager Scooter must be representing her, ' which isn't the case at all! But they asked, and, like, pop music is fucking fascinating to me. I also learned how quickly I could go from having never met someone to having the world think I'm dating them. My mom texted me, 'Are you dating Justin Bieber?'"

    • She's not! And in fact, her relationship with her bisexuality and racial identity and others perception of it is also a bit of an issue: "I mean, there's a ton of biphobia — people refuse to accept bisexuality as an actual sexuality. And I'm biracial, but also white-passing, which is a unique perspective."
    • Fans itching to see her front and center at her Madison Square Garden show on August 13th (already sold-out) should know that her recent tour with the Weeknd gave her lots of ideas: "I just went on tour with the Weeknd, and he used tons of fire. I was like, 'Ooh, I need that!' But I want to build a show that's a grand, cinematic experience without hiding behind production elements as a crutch, without using those things to cover up my lazy a*s."


  • KANYE WEST TAKES A JAB AT RAY J ON HIS NEW ALBUM

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    Radio personality Ebro Darden has listened to Kanye West's upcoming album and has dropped some gems on the record. Ebro said he has a personal conversation with Ye and the rapper told him, "I wanna talk about how amazing the music, the drums, the baselines and the song structure is. He also wanted people to know that this is a journey of all of his work, so if there's things that you liked about each and every one of his albums, I think you're going to find that on this project.

    Ebro also said that the album is very "rap heavy" and included a line about Ray J. He then said Ye rapped, "Me and Ray J would probably be friends if we wasn’t in love with the same b*tch...You might have hit it first, but I'm riiiiich though."

    • He later took to Twitter and said, "I was given approval to say some things about Kanye's album... Might be the best album. Features? Man listen this is Kanye west discuss these drums & bass lines and punchlines & use of movie clips." He continued, "Samples Kanye Big drums Kanye Heavy bass line Kanye Controversial punchline Kanye Melodic Kanye All in one project#TLOP. Who likes "Crack Music" Kanye?? #TLOP got something for that, that is so flames!!"
    • In other news, has Kanye left Roc Nation? An excerpt from Here Comes Kanye said, "Formerly managed by Roc Nation, the irrepressible, unpredictable artist now manages himself. How will this arrangement affect the album rollout, marketing and promotion?"


  • QUICKIES

  • Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 EST

    MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING IN TAYLOR SWIFT / HAMILTON SPAT: Rumors have been swirling that pop star Taylor Swift stole the highly coveted opening slot for Monday night's Grammy Awards ceremony from Hamilton. But as it turns out, stars from Broadway smash-hit Hamilton will be performing their opening number, but they were never scheduled to open the award ceremony itself. In another Grammy promo snafu, a Super Bowl ad teased Drake as a performer, but he swiftly Tweeted a response, saying: "I am not performing . . . but hey it’s the thought that counts."

    LIAM HEMSWORTH TO MOVE IN WITH MILEY CYRUS 'WHEN HE'S READY': Miley Cyrus shelled out $2.5 million for a home in Malibu, and according to Us Weekly, the plan is to have ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth move in permanently. But according to the magazine, Liam and Miley will use the pad to reconnect and Liam will make the move permanent "when he's ready."

    HILARY DUFF, MIKE COMRIE SEEM TIGHT DESPITE DIVORCE: Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie's divorce was finalized this month after being separated for nearly a year, but they seem to be very close. Hilary posted a snap of the family on Instagram, with the tag, #familyfirst. According to reports, neither Duff nor Comrie will pay spousal support, however, the actress had to give her estranged husband a one-time payout of $2.4 million. The two will also share custody of their son, Luca -- which includes sharing childcare costs.