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Pitbull Unveils Wax Figure at Madame Tussauds Orlando

PRNewsFoto/Madame Tussauds OrlandoPitbull is the latest musical act to get the Madame Tussauds treatment. The singer unveiled his wax double at Madame Tussauds Orlando today. His likeness is dressed in a black tuxedo and posed in Pitbull’s signature power stance. The Miami rapper, clad in a contrasting all-white suit, posed for pictures with his doppelganger.

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Nicki Minaj Talks Family & Sexual Satisfaction in "Cosmopolitan"

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCNicki Minaj has given new insights on her personal life in Cosmopolitan’s July issue. The rapper, who is currently dating Meek Mill, spilled on her aspirations of starting a family. “Ten years from now, I will have two children, unless my husband wants three,” she tells the mag. “I will be

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Taylor Swift-Themed IndyCar Will Race This Weekend

ABC/Fred LeeOne racecar driver will be taking Taylor Swift for a spin this weekend. Sort of. Tony Kanaan’s IndyCar for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be decorated with a Taylor paint scheme, according to the IndyCar website. The design is part of a promotion with her label, Big Machine Records, which is the

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Iggy Azalea Cancels Great Escape Tour, Will Still Play Festivals & Fairs

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABC After initially postponing her Great Escape tour due to production delays, Iggy Azalea has now cancelled the tour completely. An email apparently went out to ticket holders today, informing them of the cancellation. One fan tweeted an image of the email, which reads, “The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled

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Colbie Caillat Engaged After "Friends"-Inspired Proposal

Kurt IswarienkoColbie Caillat recently turned 30, and she’s about to experience another milestone: getting married. Colbie posted a photo of herself and longtime boyfriend Justin Young on Twitter with the caption, “This sweet man asked me to be his lobster….And I said yes :).” If you don’t get the reference, keep in mind that Colbie

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Sam Smith Hits British Chart Milestone Previously Achieved by The Beatles

Capitol RecordsSam Smith’s Grammy-winning In the Lonely Hour just celebrated its first birthday this week in the U.K. and Europe. Now, it’s just marked another milestone. According to the U.K.’s  Official Charts Company, In the Lonely Hour became the only debut album since The Beatles’ 1963 album Please Please Me to spend nearly its entire

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Justin Bieber Sings Boyz II Men Song for Newly Engaged Couple

Peter YangJustin Bieber seems pretty intent on bringing back this Boyz II Men classic. For the second time this week, the Biebs performed the R&B group’s song “I’ll Make Love to You.” This time, a TMZ video captured him serenading a recently engaged couple with the song in Los Angeles Thursday night. The fiancé apparently

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Little Mix Releases Spellbinding Video for "Black Magic"

Rachael WrightLittle Mix may have co-written the Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea duet “Pretty Girls,” but now they’re casting a spell with their own single, “Black Magic.” The British girl group, which was formed on the U.K. X Factor and includes Zayn Malik’s fiancée Perrie Edwards, just released the music video for the new tune. Seemingly inspired

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Kelly Clarkson Debuts Empowering Video for "Invincible"

Michael Becker/FOXKelly Clarkson’s new video for “Invincible” is all about girl power. The singer belts out the inspirational tune in an empty warehouse, surrounded by glowing cubes. As she sings, various women break out of the boxes that are confining them. The liberated ladies then join Kelly to dance with carefree abandon. “Now I am

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Lady Gaga Starting a Puppy Fashion Line

Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSLady Gaga is taking her puppy love to the next level. She’s starting a puppy fashion line. The singer had her dog, Asia, announce the news via Instagram Thursday. “I stole Mommy’s cellphone and will be posting photos all day long,” says a caption “written” by Asia. “I HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!” In

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Adam Levine’s Throat Problem Forces Maroon 5 to Cancel Liverpool Show

Interscope RecordsGet well soon, Adam Levine. Maroon 5 has been forced to cancel their gig in Liverpool, England Friday night because Adam is suffering from a throat problem. According to the band’s website, the singer’s doctor advised him not to perform. “I am really sorry to not be able to perform tonight, but I have

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Mike Posner Releasing "The Truth" EP Next Month

Island RecordsMike Posner took a break from the spotlight to write for other artists, but now he’s back with new music of his own. The singer-songwriter has announced plans to release a 4-song EP called The Truth on June 22. The EP will include his new single, “Be as You Are,” as well as tracks

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What You Can Expect from Tove Lo at Festivals This Summer: "I Get Pretty Undressed"

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteEarlier this year, Tove Lo was forced to cancel tour dates when she had to undergo vocal cord surgery.  But now she’s fully healed and ready to perform: this Saturday, she kicks off a long string of festival dates, hitting everything from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza to the U.K.’s V Festival.  What can fans

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Taylor Swift’s Light-Up Concert Bracelets Help Save Teen Fans

ABC/Lou RoccoIf you didn’t already think Taylor Swift was a saint, now she’s saving people’s lives without even lifting a finger. Three teen girls in Louisiana got into a car accident on their way home from Taylor’s concert last Friday, and they say the light-up bracelets they got at the show ended up saving them.

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Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Is on the Market for $100 Million

Jason Kirk/Getty ImagesMichael Jackson‘s Neverland Ranch is on the market, and it can be yours for $100 million. The property, located in Los Olivos, California, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” Suzanne Perkins, one of the realtors, tells the Wall Street Journal. The amusement park rides are gone, according

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Report: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez Not Back Together

ABC/Rick RowellSorry, “Jelena” fans. It seems Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez aren’t getting back together. But they might be praying together. The two were spotted in a Snapchat shared by Hillsong pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. Wednesday evening, leading many to speculate they were rekindling their romance. But a source tells E! News that’s not the

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Taylor Swift Takes #1 Spot on Stubhub’s Hottest Summer Concert List

ABC/Lou RoccoStubhub has announced the top 10 hottest concerts of the summer, and Taylor Swift reigns supreme at #1 on the list. One Direction comes in at #2, while Taylor’s pal Ed Sheeran takes the #3 spot. It’s no surprise Taylor took the top spot with her recently-launched 1989 World Tour. According to Stubhub, she’s

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Mariah Carey Calls "American Idol" "Boring" and "Fake"

Michael Becker/FOXMariah Carey did not have a pleasant experience during her brief stint as a judge on American Idol. During an interview with an Australian radio show earlier today, she made her feelings abundantly clear, calling the competition series “boring” and “fake.” When asked by hosts Kyle and Jackie O if she would consider appearing

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Demi Lovato Launches New "Be Vocal" Mental Health Campaign

ABC/Randy HolmesDemi Lovato has been outspoken about her struggles with mental illness, and she wants others to speak up, too. The singer launched a new campaign Thursday in partnership with five mental health organizations, called Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health. Demi, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder nearly five years ago, says since

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Carly Rae Jepsen, Fall Out Boy & Tori Kelly to Perform at MuchMusic Video Awards

ABC/Randy HolmesCarly Rae Jepsen, Fall Out Boy and Tori Kelly have all been added to the lineup of performers at Canada’s 2015 MuchMusic Video Awards. They’ll join previously announced performers Ed Sheeran, Jason Derulo, Nick Jonas and The Weeknd. Ed will also co-host the ceremony, which will take place Sunday, June 21. The Weeknd leads

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