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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale to Divorce

Trae Patton/NBCGwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale are ending their 13-year marriage, a rep for the couple told ABC News. “While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a

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Lady Gaga Hints She’s Starting Work on New Album

Monty Brinton/CBSLady Gaga just finished up her world tour with Tony Bennett, but she isn’t wasting any time. The singer hints in an Instagram post that she’ll soon be starting work on her fifth studio album. She posted a sunglasses-wearing selfie Monday, captioning it: “LG5 time.” Her next album will be a follow-up to 2013’s

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5 Seconds of Summer Are Suburban Misfits in "She’s Kinda Hot" Video

ABC/Fred Lee5 Seconds of Summer play suburban misfits in the music video for their rebellious anthem, “She’s Kinda Hot.” As band mates Ashton, Luke, Michael and Calum jam outside a quaint suburban house, various scenes of teenage angst play out — from a guy dealing with an annoying girlfriend to a college dropout trying to

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Eminem Opens Up Addiction, Losing 80 Pounds and Getting Healthy

Aftermath RecordsEminem has never shied away from his past struggles with prescription pills, but now he’s revealing how his sobriety led to a healthier lifestyle. In an interview with Men’s Journal, the rapper reveals how he was able to lose more than 80 pounds. “In 2009, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital,” he tells the magazine. “I

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Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Will Likely Continue for Foreseeable Future

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCBritney Spears’ conservatorship isn’t ending any time soon, according to Us Weekly. Britney’s dad, Jamie Spears, has been overseeing her personal and financial affairs for the past seven years, and sources tell the mag he’ll remain in control indefinitely. “There is no reason to break the conservatorship with everything working so

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Sam Smith Wax Figure Coming to Madame Tussauds San Francisco

Business WireSam Smith is officially getting his likeness immortalized in wax. Madame Tussauds San Francisco has announced that a wax figure of the singer will debut at the museum on August 10. The statue will join the wax doppelgangers of Elton John and Adele in the attraction’s Music Zone. Madame Tussauds also released a video

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Demi Lovato Says She’s Not Afraid to Be a Tough Girl Pop Star

TESH/CosmopolitanDon’t mess with Demi Lovato. In a new interview with Cosmopolitan, the singer says she’s tougher than your average pop star. “There are a lot of girls in pop,” she tells the mag. “They have bada** lyrics, but I feel like I’m the only person other than Rihanna and Nicki Minaj who isn’t afraid to

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1D’s Liam Payne Says He Was "a Bit Shocked" at Band Mate’s Impending Fatherhood

Jeff Daly/NBCOne Direction recently released a brand new single, “Drag Me Down,” but the group isn’t letting the news of Louis Tomlinson‘s impending fatherhood drag them down at all.  Louis’ band mate Liam Payne told a U.K. radio station that Louis has taken to the idea of being a dad “very well.” Speaking to Magic

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Kelly Clarkson & Sheryl Crow Have Twitter Lovefest

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteAs part of the “Fan Request” segment on her current Piece by Piece tour, Kelly Clarkson covered Sheryl Crow‘s “If It Makes You Happy” when she performed in Chicago.  Now, the two have exchanged gushing compliments on Twitter. “This is one of my favorite ladies, she’s so cool,” Kelly said, introducing the song.

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Ed Sheeran Racks Up Fourth Top 20 Hit from "X"; Madonna Extends All-Time Record

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteEd Sheeran‘s album X (Multiply) is more than a year old, but it’s still spinning off hits. Billboard notes that “Photograph,” the singer’s latest, has just reached the Billboard top 20, making it the fourth single from the record to do so. In addition to “Photograph,” X has also produced the hits “Sing!,”

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Andy Grammer Says His Friend Rachel Platten’s Success Is "Incredible" & "Really Cool"

Mat Hayward/Getty ImagesAndy Grammer is enjoying the biggest hit of his career with “Honey, I’m Good,” but he’s also enjoying watching his good friend Rachel Platten make her way to the top of the charts with her debut single, “Fight Song.”  “She’s like my little sister,” says Andy. “It’s been really cool,” Andy tells ABC

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Sir Patrick Stewart Praises Taylor Swift, Claims He’ll Join Her on Stage

ABC/Ida Mae Astute; Frederick M. Brown/Getty ImagesLast month, veteran British actor Sir Patrick Stewart, best known for playing Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation, became an unofficial member of Taylor Swift‘s squad when he tweeted a link of himself reciting the lyrics of her hit “Blank Space” in dramatic fashion during the taping

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Carly Rae Jepsen Headlining Special Olympics Closing Ceremony

ABC/John Fleenor Carly Rae Jepsen is set to headline the closing ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles today. Her performance will take place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. “It is inspiring to see the thousands of athletes, families, coaches, volunteers and supporters who have gathered from around the world,”

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Sara Bareilles’ "Waitress" Musical Opens Today

Sonja Flemming/CBSThe wait for Waitress is finally over. The Sara Bareilles musical, based on the 2007 Keri Russell film of the same name, opens at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts today. Sara wrote the music and lyrics for the production, and, in an Instagram post Thursday, she could barely contain her excitement for

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Leona Lewis Gives Behind-the-Scenes Look at "Thunder" Video

Def Jam RecordingsBefore she rolls out the music video for her new empowerment song “Thunder,” Leona Lewis is giving us a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at it. In an exclusive clip on the fashion and lifestyle site Refinery29, Leona reveals the concept behind the video and even performs a stunt for one of the scenes. “The

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Watch WALK THE MOON, Charli XCX & George Ezra’s Lollapalooza Sets Online This Weekend

Fresh and Clean Media/C3 Presents/WMELollapalooza 2015 got underway Friday at Chicago’s Grant Park, but if you can’t make it there, you’ll be able to livestream some of the artists’ sets from the comfort of your own computer. The Red Bull TV website is hosting a live stream of select artists’ sets during each day of

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Kelly Clarkson Sings Acoustic Version of Miley Cyrus’ "Wrecking Ball"

Michael Becker/FOX Kelly Clarkson has done it again! The singer nailed a cover of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” at her Piece by Piece concert in Indianapolis Thursday night. She had fans singing along as she put her own acoustic spin on the Miley tune. As a tour tradition, Kelly has been singing fan-requested cover songs

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Demi Lovato Thanks Fans for Support After Dog’s Death

ABC/Ida Mae Astute Demi Lovato has been going through a tough time since her beloved dog, Buddy, died. But thankfully, she has fans who are supporting her. The singer took to Instagram Friday to thank everyone for their outpouring of kindness. “We can’t thank you all enough,” she writes on behalf of herself and boyfriend

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Alicia Keys Debuts New Song, "28 Thousand Days"

Trae Patton/NBC Earlier this month, Alicia Keys teased a snippet of new music in her Levi’s commercial but now she’s released the full-length version of her new song, “28 Thousand Days.” “I’ve been dyin’ to share this new music with you! Live everyday like its your last!!” AK tweeted before adding the YouTube link. In

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Jordin Sparks Releases ’90s R&B-Inspired Track, “They Don’t Give”

Image Group LA/ABC Jordin Sparks has released another new song from her upcoming album, Right Here Right Now. The Babyface-produced track, “They Don’t Give” is a silky smooth jam inspired by ‘90s R&B. “It was such an honor for me to work with Babyface on this album,” Jordin says. “I was really inspired by ’90s

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