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Watch Rixton, Train, Jennifer Hudson on "A Home for the Holidays" Tonight

Michael Yarish/Triage Entertainment.Rixton, Train and Jennifer Hudson are among the performers on this year’s edition of the CBS special A Home for the Holidays, airing tonight. As always, the show will feature uplifting stories about real-life families whose lives have been changed by adoption from foster care, as well as a segment on the more

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Katy Perry Breaks Ticket Sales Records on Australian Leg of Prismatic World Tour

Christie GoodwinKaty Perry Prismatic world tour recently wrapped up its Australian leg, and to say it was a success is something of an understatement. Katy’s show broke a record at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, selling 89,500 tickets over six shows.  That beats the previous record, set by One Direction, of 81,542 tickets sold

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Iggy Azalea and Fall Out Boy to Perform on People’s Choice Awards

ABC/Randy HolmesA former People’s Choice Award winner and a current nominee will both perform on the 2015 People’s Choice Awards telecast, airing January 7 on CBS. Iggy Azalea, who’s up for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, will take the stage, and so will Fall Out Boy, who won the award for Best Alternative

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Rita Ora, Christina Perri & Aloe Blacc Sing on "Christmas in Washington," Tonight on TNT

Kevin Mazur/WireImageTNT’s annual Christmas in Washington special is about as American a show as you can get: it’s taped in our nation’s capital, with President Obama and his family in attendance.  That’s why Rita Ora feels so honored that she was invited to perform on this year’s show, which airs Friday night. The “Black Widow”

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Taylor Swift’s 25th Birthday Helps Her Top "Social 50" Chart for First Time Since Last Year

ABC/Fred LeeSince Taylor Swift is everywhere, has millions of fans and is very active online on Twitter and Instagram, you’d think she’d be #1 on Billboard’s “Social 50″ chart, which ranks the most popular artists on social media, every other week.  But it turns out it took a milestone birthday to send her to the

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Christina Aguilera Developing ABC Family Show About Las Vegas Entertainers

ABC/Richard HarbaughChristina Aguilera is getting into the TV business, beyond her appearances on The Voice. Deadline reports that the singer is executive producing and helping to develop a dramedy for ABC Family which is focused on a group of Las Vegas entertainers who fall in and out of love.  Tentatively titled Hearts and Clubs, the

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Sam Smith First to Chart on "Billboard" Hot 100 with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Capitol Records The song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” has been around for 70 years, but it took Sam Smith to bring it to the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. The British singer’s melancholy version of the song has just debuted at #90 on that chart.  Of course, various versions of the

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Nicki Minaj Scores Record-Breaking No. 1 on Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Dana Edelson/NBCNicki Minaj continues to outdo herself on the charts. The rapper’s “Only” has climbed from #10 to #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, marking her fourth #1 on that list. That’s the most #1’s for a female rappers in the 56 years since the chart launched as a sales/airplay hybrid tally. Onika only

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Mariah Carey’s Former Assistant Suing for Back Pay

Peter Kramer/NBCRemember when Lady Gaga‘s former personal assistant sued her for back pay, claiming she’d been overworked and treated unfairly?  Well, now the same thing is happening to Mariah Carey. The New York Post reports that the former staffer, Ylser Oliver, is claiming in a lawsuit that starting in 2007, she worked 16-hour days for

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Nick Minaj: "I Am the Greatest Female Rapper"

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCNicki Minaj is the greatest female rapper of all time, if you ask her. “I am the greatest female rapper, and it’s humbling because the people make you that,”  Nicki explained during a recent interview for Elliott Wilson‘s CRWN Internet inteview series. “I wanna let the hip-hop culture know I

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Katy Perry, John Legend Among the Most "SoundHound’ed" Artists of the Year

Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsFirst we had the list of the most Shazamed artists of the year, based on the popular song-tagging app.  Now we’ve got the list of the most SoundHound’ed artists of the year, based on a similar app that identifies not only recorded songs, but songs that you sing or hum. According to SoundHound,

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Watch Maroon 5, Gwen & Pharrell, Plus 5SOS, Perform on Tonight’s "People" Magazine Awards

Dana Edelson/NBCIf you’re upset that The Voice is over for the season, just turn on tonight’s People Magazine Awards. It’ll be like it never ended. On the show, which airs tonight at 9 p.m. on NBC, you’ll see Maroon 5 perform, and Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams teaming up for their collaboration “Spark the Fire,”

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Nicki Minaj Becomes the Face of Roberto Cavalli

Dana Edelson/NBCNicki Minaj has landed a new endorsement. The rapper has become the new face of fashion designer Roberto Cavalli’s spring/summer 2015 advertising campaign. In tribal-inspired images shot photographer Francesco Carrozzini, Minaj exudes the “strong sensuality” that Cavalli was seeking for his campaign. “I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity

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Kelly Clarkson Says New Album Will Be "Uplifting" and "Empowering"

RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson hasn’t released an album of all-new, non-holiday material since 2011’s Stronger, but she’ll have a brand-new record coming out in 2015.  What will it sound like?  Well, she describes it as “uplifting” and “empowering” and says that, music-wise, it’s got “a little bit of everything.” At a Nashville press conference on Thursday

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Sam Smith the Only Artist to Sell a Million Albums in Both the US & UK This Year

Capitol RecordsChalk up another achievement for Sam Smith.  Britain’s Official Charts Company reports that the Grammy-nominated singer is the only artist in the world to sell a million albums in both the U.K. and the U.S. in 2014. Sam’s debut In the Lonely Hour passed the one-million mark in the U.K. just this week, and

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Maroon 5, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell and 5 Seconds of Summer Perform on the First People Magazine Awards

Vincent Perini/222 Recordings/Interscope RecordsThe first-ever People Magazine Awards, which took a look back at the year in pop culture, aired live from the Beverly Hilton on NBC Thursday. The evening also included performances from Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, 5 Seconds of Summer and Maroon 5. The two-hour special was hosted by Nick Cannon, who

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Carly Rae Jepsen to Return in 2015 with New Single

ABC/ Lou RoccoAfter ruling 2012 with “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen took some time off from music to star on Broadway in Cinderella.  But it looks like she’s planning a comeback for 2015. According to her record label’s promotional website, Carly Rae has a new single coming in 2015 called “I Really Like You.” 

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Amy Adams Fangirls over One Direction in New "Saturday Night Live" Promos

Jeff Daly/NBCAmy Adams unleashes her inner One Direction fangirl in a series of new Saturday Night Live promos. The actress will be hosting the show this weekend, and the British boy band will be the musical guest. In one of the promos, Adams suppresses the urge to scream around the guys. In another, she hangs

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Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz, Train, Ella Henderson Join "New Year’s Rockin’ Eve" Lineup

ABC/Kelsey McNealYet another batch of performers for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest has been announced.  The Hollywood Party portion of the show will now include Nick Jonas, Nico & Vinz, Train and Ella Henderson, as well as country star Brantley Gilbert. They join previously-announced performers One Direction, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX,

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Maroon 5’s Guitarist Teases New Wedding Crashers-Themed Video, Talks "Animals" Clip Controversy

Lisette M. Azar/CBX Last week, word came that Maroon 5‘s video for their new single, “Sugar,” would feature scenes of them crashing real-life weddings.  Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine says this plan — showing up unannounced at actual couples’ nuptials — could have gone horribly wrong, but amazingly, it didn’t. “I will say that it

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