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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Croon "Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" on PBS Tonight

Courtesy of Joseph SinnottEven if you didn’t get tickets to see Lady Gaga on her current tour, you can check her out on PBS tonight.  Debuting tonight at 9 p.m. ET, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett star in Cheek to Cheek LIVE!, a presentation of PBS’ Great Performances series.  Taped at New York City back

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Usher on Justin Bieber: "I’m Not Happy with All the Choices [He's] Made"

Courtesy: BillboardUsher is usually diplomatic when it comes to his one-time protege Justin Bieber and the Biebs’ recent troubles.  But in his new cover story for Billboard, the singer admits he’s not that pleased with Justin’s behavior lately. “Our relationship is more man-to-man now,” he tells Billboard. “He’s making his own decisions and it’s important

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Mariah & Nick’s Kids Unaffected by Their Parents’ Split, Says Nick

Angela Weiss/WireImageMariah Carey and Nick Cannon‘s marriage may be on the way to being over, but their split hasn’t affected their twins at all, according to Nick. Appearing on Friday’s Meredith Vieira Show, Nick said of twins Moroccan and Monroe — affectionately referred to as “dem babies” — “They’re just happy. They love mommy.  They

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Lorde — Big Surprise — Wins Best New Zealand Act at 2014 MTV EMAs

ABC/Lou RoccoThe 2014 MTV European Music Awards will be held on November 10, but some preliminary winners have already been announced.  Lorde is one of them. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Lorde has been named Best New Zealand Act at the MTV EMAs.  She now has the opportunity to compete against artists from

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Ed Sheeran, One Direction, Coldplay to Perform at First-Ever BBC Music Awards

Credit: Ben WattsJust what we need: another music awards ceremony.  The first-ever BBC Music Awards will take place December 11 in London, the BBC announced, with One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Clean Bandit, and Calvin Harris among the artists scheduled to perform.  “It’s an incredible lineup and we’re honored to be part of it,” said

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Iggy Azalea Confirmed for 2014 Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation "Crazy for Campus Bash"

ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea is scheduled to showcase at Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation’s annual back to school concert. According to Us Weekly, the rapper has been tapped to partake in the Crazy for Campus Bash, taking place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on October 29. Previous performers included acts like Drake and Kid Cudi. She

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Sam Smith Sells Out NYC’s Madison Square Garden & the Forum in L.A.

Capitol RecordsA year ago, nobody in the U.S. knew who Sam Smith was.  Now, he’s managed to sell out shows in two of the country’s most prestigious venues. Sam put tickets for his U.S. tour on sale on Friday, and quickly sold out shows in New York City’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in

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On "Ellen," Taylor Swift Talks Irrational Fear of Sea Urchins, Reveals How to Render Adam Levine Helpless

Trae Patton/NBCTaylor Swift appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday to discuss her new album and her debut Monday night as a mentor on The Voice, but in a series of advance clips, she also discusses her deepest, darkest fears, both of which are somewhat irrational. The first of Taylor’s irrational fears has to

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One Direction, Danny DeVito Get Surreal in the Desert with "Steal My Girl" Video

SYCO/ColumbiaOne Direction’s video for “Steal My Girl” has just been released, and it shows once again that the guys definitely do not take themselves too seriously. In the clip, Niall, Liam, Zayn, Harry, and Louis emerge from their trailer in the desert on the set of their video shoot, wondering where the director is.  That’s

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Demi Lovato Says Taylor Swift’s "One of the Few" Music Biz Friendships She’s Kept

Credit: Giuliano BekorDemi Lovato may have had a falling out with her former BFF Selena Gomez — she indicated in an interview that they grew apart — but she’s proud she still has Taylor Swift in her life. Speaking to ET Canada, Demi says of Taylor, “She’s one person that I feel like, one of

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Backstreet Boys Set Sail Today on 2014 Fan Cruise: "It’s a Blast," Says Nick Carter

ABC/Lou RoccoEvery year, it seems, another act announces that it’s starting their own fan cruise, but the Backstreet Boys have been doing it — very successfully — for several  years now.  This year’s installment gets underway on Friday, and as usual, the guys have a lot of great activities planned for their fans.  According to

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Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams to Perform on "A Very Grammy Christmas" Special

The Recording Academy/CBSFor the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special that reveals the Grammy nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.  This year, however, the network is changing things up. Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will all perform on A Very Grammy Christmas,

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Report: Chris Brown Appears in Court for Progress Evaluation

RCA RecordsChris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report related to his probation in the Rihanna assault case. A judge increased Chris’ community labor from three days to four to ensure he’ll complete his requirement by the end of his probation in January, according to TMZ. Chris’ therapist wrote a

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Iggy Azalea Releases New Song Off "Reclassified"

Universal Music GroupIggy Azalea on Thursday released one of the new songs that will be featured on Reclassified, a reissue of her debut album, The New Classic. On the track, titled “Iggy SZN,” she raps, “Simmer down b***h, it’s Iggy SZN.” Reclassified will include a handful of other new tunes, including a collaboration with Ellie

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Taylor Swift Visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to Plug New Album, Perform Two Songs

Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday to plug her new album, 1989, and perform two songs at an outdoor stage in front of nearly 15 thousand fans who lined Hollywood Boulevard outside Kimmel’s studio. The 24-year-old singer/songwriter told Kimmel she’s “more confident” about this album than she’s been about any

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PETA Upset at One Direction for Using Chimp & Other Wild Animals in "Steal My Girl" Video

SYCO/Columbia RecordsOne Direction‘s new video for “Steal My Girl” premieres Friday, but it’s already causing controversy among animal rights activists.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — PETA — is upset because the group is featuring a chimpanzee and other wild animals in the clip. PETA has sent letters to One Direction and their

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Charli XCX Says Lorde Recruited Her for "Hunger Games" Soundtrack via Instagram

Republic RecordsLorde says that she personally reached out to all the artists featured on the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack via social media to ask them to be part of the project.  Charli XCX confirms that’s true, but says she nearly missed the invitation because of it. Speaking to The Insider, Charli

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Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, A Great Big World & More Up for NewNowNext Awards

Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor, Sam Smith, A Great Big World, Iggy Azalea and Nick Jonas are among the musical nominees for Logo TV’s NewNowNext Awards.  The awards not only celebrate what’s happening right now, they’re also designed to introduce fans to what will be the future of popular culture in the coming year. In addition to

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Sam Smith Wins Big at Britain’s MOBO Awards, Says He Wants to Work with John Legend

ABC/Randy HolmesAfter picking up a trophy for Best New Act at Britain’s Q Awards on Wednesday afternoon, Sam Smith went on to score four more at yet another award ceremony in London that same night. Sam won Best Male and Best R&B/Soul at Britain’s MOBO Awards, which stands for Music of Black Origin. His album

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Las Vegas to Celebrate Britney Spears Day November 5

Denise TruscelloBritney Spears’ Las Vegas show Piece of Me has taken the city by storm.  Now the city is planning to honor her for her achievement. The Las Vegas Sun reports that November 5 will be proclaimed Britney Spears Day in Las Vegas, and the star will be presented with an official proclamation and the

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