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One More Reason Taylor Swift Is Awesome

August 19th, 2014 10:45pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift had so much fun doing her Yahoo! livestream album and single announcement on Monday night, that the singer invited her 90-strong fan-filled studio audience back to her apartment for pizza.

"Taylor Swift is just the best," one fan wrote on Twitter during the impromptu party. "Ever. I mean if you have an apartment you've gotta have a party, right? Thanks for inviting me girl."

Swift, who announced the October 27 release of her fifth studio album, a full-on pop LP titled "1989," held the livestream event at the Empire State Building in New York City before heading back to her Ma...
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Katy Perry Takes A Break From Her 'Prismatic' Tour To Post A Bikini Selfie & Hot Video

August 19th, 2014 8:17pm EDT
Katy Perry Takes A Break From Her 'Prismatic' Tour To Post A Bik
Katy Perry goofed off during some down-time while on her Prismatic World Tour Monday, posting a video and a bikini shot on Instagram.

"Thank you @schlitterbahn KC for hosting the kids on #theprismaticworldtour today! We can't wait to do our costume changes with our sunburns tomorrow!" she captioned the photo of herself standing outside Kansas City's Sprint Center, where she'll play Tuesday night.

Katy also shot a quick underwater video of herself and her tourmates in the pool where she was staying, giving fans (and non-fans) a close-up view of her sexy curves in a tiny black bikini.

"Hi ...
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Taylor Swift Goes Pop -- Check Out Her New Single 'Shake It Off'

August 19th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Taylor Swift Announces First Pop Album, Drops New Single 'Shake
Taylor Swift made a big announcement on Yahoo! Monday, revealing that she's changing things up and has a new album on the way.

"It's finally time to tell some secrets," she wrote on Twitter before beginning her live stream, during which she announced her first official pop album, "1989," is set for an October 27 release.

Taylor also dropped the album's first single, "Shake It Off," and debuted the video for the new single.

The follow-up to her 2012 smash hit "Red" is titled for the year she was born and the writing/producing team includes Max Martin and Shellback, who are responsible for...
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Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood' Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

August 19th, 2014 11:33am EDT
Wiz Khalifa, 'Blacc Hollywood' Leads Albums To Check Out: This W
Finally, finally, finally! Things are beginning to look up as the music industry gears towards the always busy, profitable fourth quarter (September through December). After August has gotten off to a slow start, this week, numerous interesting titles drop. Not every title is featured here (sorry Amy Grant, Colton Dixon, Gretchen Wilson, Kimbra and Randy Travis), but a select few are highlighted as albums to check out. Among the most notable titles is Wiz Khalifa’s third album, Blacc Hollywood.

1) Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood (Atlantic)

Wiz Khalifa’s third album could be one to make...
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Rumor Patrol: Sir Paul & Kanye Are Collaborating In The Studio

August 18th, 2014 11:50pm EDT
Paul McCartney and Kanye West
Rumor has it that Paul McCartney is secretly recording music with none other than Kanye West.

According to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, the two have a number of songs that they've written and rehearsed together, and there's even the possibility of a full album, sources claim.

The idea of a collaboration isn't new for McCartney, who has previously said that he'd like to work with a high-profile rapper like Kanye or Jay-Z.

Early buzz about a single titled "Piss On Your Grave" has begun, a title that the Huffington Post confirmed with reps for Kanye on Monday after it was rep...
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Gloria Estefan Is Broadway Bound

August 18th, 2014 11:25pm EDT
Gloria Estefan
Gloria Estefan is getting her own musical next year on Broadway that will chronicle her journey from Cuba to Miami, Florida with husband Emilio Estefan, Jr., and her rise to pop stardom.

The stage production, titled "On Your Feet," will kick of at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in Illinois for its first five weeks before heading to the Great White Way in October.

The show will begin previews at the Marquis Theatre on October 5, according to Playbill.

Tony award winner Jerry Mitchell will direct, while choreographer Sergio Trujillo, who put together the dance routines for Broadway hit "Jersey...
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Review: The Gaslight Anthem Show Consistency On ‘Get Hurt’

August 18th, 2014 1:29pm EDT
Review: The Gaslight Anthem Show Consistency On ‘Get Hurt’
After a two-year hiatus, rock band The Gaslight Anthem return with their fifth studio album, Get Hurt. Get Hurt follows a high watermark for the band, led by vocalist and guitarist Brian Fallon. 2012 effort Handwritten easily ranked among the best rock albums that year. Get Hurt maintains consistency and enjoyability, regardless if it trumps Handwritten or not.

“Stay Vicious” opens Get Hurt in excitedly. The riffs come ‘right at your face,’ while Fallon delivers the lyrics in gritty, emotional fashion. Interesting about “Stay Vicious” is the chorus pulls back, while the verses are...
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Britney Spears Under Fire For Lip-Syncing Using Sia's Vocals

August 18th, 2014 12:16pm EDT
Britney Spears Under Fire For Lip-Syncing Using Sia's Vocals
Britney Spears has upset fans by allegedly using vocals by Australian singer Sia during a Las Vegas show. The pop star is currently in the middle of her two year "Britney: Piece of Me" residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

A fan recorded Spears singing a new version of her song "Perfume;" however, songwriter Sia's vocals are heard, not Spears'.

Sia is one of the co-writers on the tune, and some nonofficial demos of the track are available online. According to Billboard.com, her vocals are the one used by Spears to lip-sync "Perfume." The website suggests that Sia's backing ...
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Beyonce Covers 'Bang Bang' For HBO's 'On The Run' Special

August 18th, 2014 10:22am EDT
Beyonce Covers 'Bang Bang' For HBO's 'On The Run' Special
Beyonce chose an interesting song to promote her upcoming "On The Run" tour special on HBO. The pop star sings Nancy Sinatra's "Bang Bang" in the 50-second teaser for the show, which airs Sept. 20 and also stars her husband Jay Z.

The theme of the song, which was originally penned by Sonny Bono and performed by Cher, is abusive relationships.

Beyonce, featured in a sequined dress with a veil, serenades her husband, singing: "Bang bang, he shot me down/ Bang bang, I hit the ground/ Bang bang, that awful sound/ Bang bang, my baby shot me down."

The rest of the trailer shows various high-...
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Justin Timberlake Sings 'Happy Birthday' To 8-Year-Old Autistic Boy

August 18th, 2014 8:50am EDT
Justin Timberlake Sings 'Happy Birthday' To 8-Year-Old Autistic
Justin Timberlake and a crowd of concertgoers sang "Happy Birthday" to an 8-year-old boy during a recent gig in Tennessee. Julian Delan's parents took their son to the show. His father hoisted the bow-tie wearing Julian onto his shoulders, and the little boy shouted: "It's my birthday! This is my present! This is my present! I love you JT!"

The singer noticed little Julian and wound up getting the audience to join him in a rendition of "Happy Birthday."

Julian's mother Marika Delan, said afterwards: "Thank you for showing me I was wrong about what the world would do when they saw my so...
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