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Taylor Swift’s New Single: "Blank Space"

ABC/Lou RoccoYou probably aren’t sick of Taylor Swift‘s two most recent tracks — “Welcome to New York” and “Out of the Woods” — just yet, but she’s got another single coming down the pike. Taylor’s record label announced Thursday that her next single from 1989 — the official follow-up to “Shake It Off” — will

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Justin Timberlake, One Direction, One Republic, Katy Perry Up for 2014 "Billboard" Touring Awards

PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentJustin Timberlake, One Direction and One Republic are among the artists who will vie for honors at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, scheduled for November 20 at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. JT and 1D are finalists in the Top Tour category, which acknowledges the highest-grossing tours of the year.  They’re

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Pharrell, Robin Thicke Lose First Round in Copyright Infringement Battle over "Blurred Lines"

Interscope RecordsA judge in California is allowing a case to move forward that alleges Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke stole parts of a Marvin Gaye classic to write their smash “Blurred Lines.” U.S. District Court Judge John Kronstadt on Thursday denied a motion seeking to have the claim of copyright infringement thrown out before trial. That

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Enrique & Pitbull Announce Second Leg of Joint U.S. Tour

Courtesy of Theo Wargo/Getty Images Pitbull once sang “Don’t Stop the Party,” and now he’s taking his own advice. He and Enrique Iglesias have just announced a second leg of their joint U.S. tour. The new leg of the tour stars January 28 in El Paso, Texas, and right now is scheduled to wrap up

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Bruno Mars Announces New Single with Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk"

Credt: Kai Z. FengFirst, the good news: Bruno Mars is releasing a new single.  Now, the bad news: it’s not from a new Bruno Mars album.  Still, the news is pretty exciting:  Nruno took to Instagram to reveal that the new single, “Uptown Funk,” is a collaboration with his friend, famed producer Mark Ronson.  “Dear

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Rihanna, Miley, JT Celebrate Designer Tom Ford at amfAR Gala, Rihanna Drops $135K at Auction

Jeffrey Mayer/WireImageRihanna, Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake were among the stars who came out Wednesday night in Los Angeles to celebrate famed designer Tom Ford at this year’s amfAR L.A. Inspiration Gala, organized by the Foundation for AIDS Research.   Rihanna was on hand to personally present Ford with this year’s Inspiration Award, and according to

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Sam Smith Brings Ed Sheeran Onstage for Duet on "Stay with Me"

Douglas Gorenstein/NBCEd Sheeran has gone on record as being a great admirer of Sam Smith‘s song “Stay with Me” — back in June, he said it was his “favorite song” of the past year and an “instant classic,” and even covered it on British radio.  That’s why it wasn’t really a surprise that on Wednesday

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Facebook Study: Taylor Swift, Elvis, Bon Jovi Unite Republicans & Democrats

Credit: Sarah BarlowIn the run-up to Election Day, Facebook has released a new study comparing the cultural similarities and differences between Democrats and Republicans, based on which fan pages both groups “like” on the social network.  When it comes to music, it turns out that there are very few acts who are liked equally by

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American Authors Plan Costume Bat-Stravaganza for Halloween Show

Andrew Zaeh/IslandAmerican Authors is currently out on the road as part of the Honda Civic Tour, and they’ve got a show Halloween night in Minneapolis.  The band plans to take full advantage of the holiday show by staging an over-the-top costume extravaganza with one central theme: Batman. American Authors frontman Zac Barnett tells ABC News

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Report: Chris Brown Settles Two Lawsuits

RCA RecordsWe were all paying so much attention to the hoopla surrounding Chris Brown‘s recent assault case in Washington, D.C., most of us forgot all about his other nagging legal problems.  But Chris didn’t. TMZ reports Brown has settled two outstanding civil cases against him, one of them related to the charges in D.C.  Chris

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Meghan Trainor Still #1, but Women No Longer Rule the Top 5

Epic RecordsThe top of the Billboard Hot 100 is still all about Meghan Trainor, whose unstoppable “All About that Bass” stays at #1 for an eighth week.  That makes it the longest-running chart topper by a woman this year.  Last week, she tied Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy,” which was #1 for seven weeks.  In addition, “All

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Taylor Swift Loves the "Energy Level" of a "Good Morning America" Live Performance

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteTaylor Swift‘s been seemingly everywhere promoting her new album 1989, and she’ll wrap up her hectic week Thursday morning with a Good Morning America performance in New York’s Times Square.  The star says appearing on the ABC morning show has become a tradition for her. “I don’t know if it would feel like

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Jennifer Lopez Writes of Being "Mentally, Emotionally, Verbally" Abused in Past Relationships

Matthias Vriens-McGrath/FOXThe new issue of People magazine features an excerpt of Jennifer Lopez‘s new book True Love, a memoir which discusses, among other thing, her infamous love life, which includes three ex-husbands and a broken engagement to Ben Affleck.  In that memoir, J-Lo writes that she felt “abused” in some of her past relationships, though

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Fergie to Sing National Anthem at Clippers Game Thursday

ABC/Kelsey McNealWhen it comes to sports, Fergie is more of a football kinda gal: she’s a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins.  But she’s switching sports Thursday night, when she sings the national anthem at the L.A. Clippers season opener. The team announced that Fergie will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Clippers take on

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Eminem Releases Official Track List for "Shady XV"

Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Eminem has released the track list for the upcoming compilation album Shady XV, due out this fall. The two-CD compilation will feature an album of Shady Records’ greatest hits and a disc of new material from Em, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil and Yelawolf. On the first disc, Slim Shady’s singles,“Guts over Fear” featuring Sia and “Twisted” featuring

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Taylor Swift Rocks NY’s Times Square on ABC’s "GMA," Calls "1989’s" Huge Sales an "Insane Honor"

ABC/Fred Lee“Welcome to New York!” That’s what Taylor Swift sang to her adoring fans Thursday morning, as she shut down New York City’s Times Square for a concert on ABC’s Good Morning America. It’s been a busy week of non-stop promotion for the singer, who’s been everywhere promoting her new album, 1989. “You guys, I’m

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Taylor Swift Donating Money from "Welcome to New York" to NYC Public Schools

ABC/Lou RoccoHow much does Taylor Swift love New York?  So much that she’s giving a huge chunk of change to the city’s children.  Well, indirectly. Appearing on ABC’s The View on Wednesday, Taylor talked about her recent move to Manhattan and how it had inspired her.  “It feels like being unique is celebrated here,” she

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Train Premieres Retro Video for "Cadillac Cadillac"

Courtesy Columbia Records“Angel in Blue Jeans,” the first video from Train’s new album Bulletproof Picasso, was a mini-Western.  Their latest video, for their new single “Cadillac Cadillac,” has just premiered on VH1.com, and it’s a retro-flavored clip with a bit of a Mad Men vibe. The video, set in the late ’50’s or early ’60s,

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Colbie Caillat’s Halloween Goes to the Dogs

Kurt IswarienkoWhile everyone is trying to come up with the perfect Halloween costume for themselves, Colbie Caillat is much more focused on choosing the perfect outfits for some very special individuals: her dogs. “I don’t actually like to dress up myself,” she says. “I feel bad, because I dress my dogs up.  It’s just so

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Miley Cyrus Is New Spokeswoman for MAC’s Charity Viva Glam Line

RCA RecordsMiley Cyrus is the latest celebrity to serve as the face of MAC’s Viva Glam, designing a custom lipstick shade for the cosmetics company’s charity brand. Miley announced the news via Twitter, writing, “Going #VIVAGLAM with @MACcosmetics. Look for my lipstick in early 2015.”  She included an image of herself lying on her back

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