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Sara Bareilles & Jack Antonoff Approve of "SNL"s "Brave" Parody Video

Dana Edelson/NBC   This past weekend, Saturday Night Live aired a humorous video set to “Brave,” the Sara Bareilles hit she co-wrote with Jack Antonoff of fun.  Both artists then took to Twitter to announce their approval of the skit. Going along with the song’s lyrics, which declare “Say what you wanna say/and let the

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Why Taylor Swift Gives Her Fans Surprise Gifts: "It’s Fun for Me"

ABC/Lou RoccoYou may wish that every day could be Christmas, but Taylor Swift is trying to make sure that, at least for her fans, every week is like “Swiftmas.” For quite some time now, the singer has been surprising her devoted fans by sending them surprise gifts that she’s hand-selected based on their interests.  And

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Hozier Releases Teaser for "Someone New" Video

Alex LakeHozier’s got something — and someone — new. The Irish singer released a teaser for the video for his new single “Someone New” on Friday, starring Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer. The 30-second snippet posted to Twitter features shots of Natalie, who also co-starred in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and

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Justin Timberlake Visits Pregnant Jessica Biel on Set of Her New Movie

Jamie McCarthy/NBCDoting dad-to-be Justin Timberlake surprised his pregnant wife Jessica Biel on the set of her new movie in New Orleans Thursday, the New York Daily News reports. The singer was spotted on set hanging with Jessica between takes. The 32-year-old actress has been filming scenes for The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which

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Tom Hanks’ Cameo in Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Video Confirmed

ABC/ Lou RoccoOscar-winner Tom Hanks has officially added “Carly Rae Jepsen music video star” to his resume. After the actor was spotted on the set of what appeared to be a video shoot for Carly’s new single, Entertainment Weekly confirms that he will indeed be dancing alongside the Canadian singer in the video for “I

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Kanye Dedicates New Tattoos to Daughter & Late Mother

ABC/Randy Holmes Kanye West has some new, meaningful ink. The rapper has decided to get new tattoos of birth dates of his daughter, North West, and his late mother, Donda West, across his wrists. “I talked him out of getting a face tattoo….for now,” Kim Kardashian West tweeted, along with a few Instagram images of

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Justin Bieber Wants Seth Rogen to Roast Him

Courtesy of Comedy CentralSeth Rogen is no stranger to poking fun at Justin Bieber. Since he’s done it so often in interviews and on social media, the Biebs has invited Seth to insult him face-to-face at his upcoming Comedy Central Roast. “@Sethrogen all I want for my birthday is for you to roast me. I

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Lady Gaga’s New Ballad Premieres in Documentary "The Hunting Ground"

A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Image Group LAWe’re not even three months into 2015 and Lady Gaga is already having a banner year: an engagement, a Grammy, a Sound of Music tribute, a role on American Horror Story and now the release of a new, emotional ballad called “Till It Happens to You.” The Diane Warren-penned track appears in the

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Madonna Reveals She Was Injured in BRIT Awards Fall; Album Hacker Indicted

Monty Brinton/CBS Earlier this week, Madonna pronounced herself “fine” after falling off the stage during her performance of “Living for Love” at the BRIT Awards in London.  But while recording the British program The Jonathan Ross Show Thursday night, the Queen of Pop admitted she was, in fact, injured during the tumble. “I didn’t hurt

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Ariana Grande "Almost Died" During Honeymoon Tour Performance

Dana Edelson/NBCAriana Grande predicted there would be some snafus during the first show of her Honeymoon Tour, and it turns out she was right. The 21-year-old singer revealed she “almost died” while performing “Love Me Harder” in Kansas City Wednesday night. The lift that was supposed to raise her onto the stage apparently broke underneath

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Ne-Yo Says He & Pitbull Agreed to "Create a New Moment" with "Time of Our Lives"

ABC/Randy Holmes“Give Me Everything,” a 2011 collaboration between Pitbull and Ne-Yo, became a huge smash, reaching #1 on the Billboard chart and selling more than eight million copies worldwide.  Now, the two have teamed up again for the hit “Time of Our Lives,” but Ne-Yo says he and Pit are trying not to stress over

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"American Idol" Recap: The Top 12 Girls Perform in the Motor City

FOXThursday’s edition of American Idol featured the top 12 girls taking the stage in the Motor City at The Fillmore Detroit Theater, where they sang for judges Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., as well as America’s votes. The top 12 guys performed on Wednesday. The top 16 contestants, based on America’s votes,

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Kanye Tweets Apologies to Beck, Bruno Mars

Def Jam; Peter HapakNearly three weeks after slamming Beck‘s Grammy win for album of the year, Kanye West has issued an apology to him. Kanye tweeted on Thursday, “I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.” You’ll recall that Kanye walked onto the Grammys stage after Beck’s Morning Phase was named the

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Lady Gaga’s Sound of Music Medley Gets Thumbs-Up from Maria Von Trapp’s Granddaughter

(A.M.P.A.S.(r) / Michael Yada)Lady Gaga‘s performance of songs from the Sound of Music on the Academy Awards got the approval of Julie Andrews, the star of the film, but now Gaga’s also gotten the thumbs-up from someone even more impressive: the granddaughter of the real-life subject of The Sound of Music. The legendary 1965 movie

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Sia, 5 Seconds of Summer & Sheppard Score Australian Music Award Nominations

Dana Edelson/NBCSia, 5 Seconds of Summer and Sheppard topped the nominations for the 2015 Australasian Performing Rights Association (ARPA) Music Awards, which honor songwriters and music publishers. Sia and co-writer Jesse Shatkin’s hit song “Chandelier” is up for Pop Work of the Year, Most Played Australian Work and Song of the Year.  5 Seconds of

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Mark Ronson Says Bruno Mars Can Have the Bottom Half of His BRIT Award for "Uptown Funk"

Florent DechardWednesday night, “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars was named Best British Single at the BRIT Awards, the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys.  Only Mark — who’s British, in case you didn’t realize — was present for the ceremony, but he says he plans to share his trophy with his pal Bruno…sort

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Selena Gomez Tells Fans: "Every Life Is Worth It"

Image Group LA/ABCSelena Gomez wants her fans to know that their lives matter. The singer Instagrammed a screen shot of a lengthy comment she wrote to a fan in which she explains why suicide is not the answer. “By me following you is not me saying it’s ok to think these thoughts,” she wrote. “It’s

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Madonna Found Out Through Instagram that She’d Been Hacked, Says It Was "Pandemonium"

Interscope RecordsImagine being hacked, and then finding out about it on Instagram. That’s exactly what happened to Madonna in December. Dozens of demos she had recorded for her album Rebel Heart were leaked online, and the pop icon tells Time her Instagram followers were the ones who gave her the heads up. “It was through

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John Legend, Nick Jonas & Rita Ora to Be Featured on "Finding Neverland" Album

ABC/Randy HolmesJohn Legend, Nick Jonas and Rita Ora are just a few of the artists being featured on a new compilation album based on the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. The artists will be interpreting songs from the upcoming production, which were written by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy. Glee’s Matthew Morrison, who stars in the

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Kelly Clarkson Sending Fans on a New York City Scavenger Hunt

RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson’s new album is called Piece by Piece, so it seems only fitting that she’d send her fans on a scavenger hunt to find hidden puzzle pieces.   Kelly’s hectic promotional schedule is the inspiration for the event in which fans will be tasked with finding puzzle pieces stashed in various locations throughout

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