Luke Bryan, Eli Young Band and Thomas Rhett Share Their Smooth Moves This Valentine's Day

CMAThis Valentine's Day, we're checking in with a few more country stars to see how they hit all the right notes with their significant others.

Luke Bryan has a show in Pennsylvania Friday night, so he's flying his wife, Caroline, into Scranton/Wilkes-Barre International Airport to spend the weekend with him.

"Maybe we'll tour The Office facilities where they film," Luke says, referring to the hit NBC show based in Scranton, PA. "I guess it's based out of Scranton. They probably don't film it there, though. But, that was stupid."

In all seriousness, Luke plans to wine and dine Caroline before he hits the stage.

He says, "I'll light some scented candles on the bus. It'll be so romantic."

The guys in Eli Young Band have a show with Darius Rucker Friday night in Albany, NY, so they'll be away from their wives again this year for Valentine's Day.

Lead singer Mike Eli plains, "It's one of those holidays where we tend to, most of the time, be on the road, and so we have to plan our Valentine’s Day on a different day and luckily our wives are very understanding about that."

Mike's band mate Jon Jones has a message for all the women shopping for the man in their lives this Valentine's Day. He says, "I think the best Valentine’s gift you can give a guy is, take it easy if he doesn’t do it quite right on Valentine’s Day. If he doesn’t give you the gift you’re wanting, take it easy on him."

Thomas Rhett, who married his longtime-love Lauren in 2012, suggests guys take a traditional approach when buying Valentine gifts for their ladies.

He says, "I would really encourage loads of chocolate, maybe a teddy bear if she’s into that kind of thing, and you know, just some good ‘ol kissin’ time on the couch, maybe a little romantic movie."

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Tom Jones, Cliff Richard to Open for Morrissey During Ex-Smiths Singer's Upcoming US Tour

Marco Grob; Spirit International ArtistsA pair of veteran British pop idols, Tom Jones and Cliff Richard, will serve as the opening act on separate shows during alternative rocker Morrissey's upcoming U.S. tour.  According to Billboard, Jones will support the outspoken ex-Smiths frontman at a May 10 concert at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, while Richard will be the opener for the trek's final show, on June 21 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

An interesting tidbit worth pointing out about the oddball concert pairings: Both Jones and Richard have been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, an honor she's not likely to bestow on Morrissey, who is known for his blatant disdain for the British royal family.

Morrissey's U.S. tour is scheduled to kick off May 7 with a show in San Jose, California.

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Josh Groban's Happy His "Baby-Making" Music Can Help His Fans' Love Lives

Warner Bros. RecordsJosh Groban gave his fans a Valentine's gift this week: a digital single of a live duet version of his song "Remember When It Rained," featuring his most recent opening act, Judith Hill.  But Josh's music for more than a decade has been the gift that keeps on giving -- when it comes to setting a romantic mood for his fans.  In fact, he says fans often tell him his music is the reason they have kids today.

"At this point, having been in the business for 11 or 12 years, you hear about the conceptions, you hear about the children, the little Joshie juniors around the country," Josh tells ABC News Radio, laughing. "So it's very cool. Looking back at the dorky kid [I was] in high school, who just couldn't even get a girl to look at him twice, y'know, to be, like, the guy who's actually helping's good!"

Noting that his concerts are usually filled with women who've dragged their unwilling men along, Josh says, "I always tell the guys at the shows, 'This is two hours of a very long night.'  So if I can help in any way possible then I'm thrilled!"

Asked which of his songs he'd recommend to get a couple in the mood -- what's often called "baby-making music" -- Josh acknowledges, "I mean, generally I think that some of my songs might be a little intense. The last thing you want to hear is like a screaming high note, you know? But...there are obviously some songs that are very romantic. I sing about love a lot."

"And, yeah, heck yeah," he laughs. "If they think I'm a baby-making-helper-singer guy, then I'll take it!" 

In a new comical Valentine's Day video posted on his website, Josh announces he's selling "Josh Groban Cookies" for the holiday, with his song titles written on them -- only he's chosen all the songs he's recorded about being broken-hearted and sad, like "Broken Vow" and "Weeping."   As he grows increasingly more upset reading the depressing song titles, he finishes his sales pitch by stuffing cookies angrily into his mouth, and then running off camera.

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Robin Thicke to Perform Before Dodgers Game This April

PressHereNow.comRobin Thicke will make an appearance at Dodger Stadium this April for the Los Angeles Dodgers' first home series of the 2014 baseball season.

The team announced Thursday that Robin will perform three songs, including "Blurred Lines," prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants on April 5. He'll then throw out the first pitch before the game begins.

The concert will be free for all fans who have tickets to the game.

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"American Idol" Recap: Viewers Will Decide Who Gets Final Spot in Top 30

Michael Becker /FOXAmerican Idol all but set its top 30 on Thursday night. The final spot has yet to be determined; the show is turning to its viewers to decide between Ben Briley and Neco Starr.

The Hollywood round ended with Ben and Neco as the final contestants to meet with judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban, to learn whether they would advance to next week's live shows. Keith confessed that the panel couldn't pick between the two because they are so different. J-Lo then told the duo the judges were leaving it to America to decide who belongs in the top 15 boys group.

Fans can vote for either man on, via the American Idol app, by text message or by phone. More info is available on the show's official website.

Here's a rundown of what else happened on Thursday night's one-hour episode:

The show picked up where the previous episode left off, with Casey Thrasher and C.J. Harris awaiting their fate after their sing-off. First, Casey was told he was moving on. C.J. was then strung along a bit by the judges before he was informed that he will also return.

Marrialle Sellars, who sang Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball" in the solo portion of the Hollywood round, was passed through.

Jena Ascuitto made it to the top 15 girls. Caleb Johnson and Ethan Harris were included in the boys' group.

Sarina Joi Crowe, Nalani Quintello and David Oliver Willis were dismissed, but Majesty Rose York advanced.

Briston Maroney, a 15-year-old from Tennessee, listened as Harry recalled how, when he was a teen, he wanted to leave his native New Orleans for New York to pursue his career, but his dad wouldn't let him. He playfully wondered whether Briston deserved such a chance, then gave it to him.

Brandy Neelly and Briana Oakley were both told they will be back.

An emotional Kenzie Hall, who performed an acoustic version of the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song "Can't Hold Us" during the Hollywood round, made the cut.

Savion Wright was disappointed when the judges told him he would not continue in the competition, but he received words of encouragement from Keith.

With one last spot in the top 15 girls on the line, Sandie Lee and Austin Wolfe were brought to the judges' room. Austin earned that spot, while the judges said goodbye to Sandie.

Next week on Fox, American Idol will air on three nights for "Rush Week." Former judge Randy Jackson will return as a mentor, enlisting the help of ex-contestants Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry.

On Tuesday night, the top 15 girls will perform live. The following night, it will be the guys' turn. The first results show of the season will air next Thursday night. Ten contestants will move on via the viewers' votes, and the judges will add three wild cards.

Here's who's left in the competition:

Top 15 Boys
Ben Briley or Neco Starr (to be determined)
Spencer Lloyd
George Lovett
Sam Woolf
Maurice Townsend
Dexter Roberts
Emmanuel Zidor
Jordan Brisbane
Malcolm Allen
Alex Preston
Casey Thrasher
C.J. Harris
Caleb Johnson
Ethan Harris
Briston Maroney

Top 15 Girls
MK Nobilette
Emily Piriz
Jillian Jensen
Malaya Watson
Bria Anai
Jessica Meuse
Kristen O'Connor
Andrina Brogden
Marrialle Sellars
Jena Ascuitto
Majesty Rose York
Brandy Neelly
Briana Oakley
Kenzie Hall
Austin Wolfe

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Jackie Jackson Says He Hopes a New Jacksons Album Will Be Completed by Early Summer

Photo: Harrison FunkIt's been about 25 years since The Jacksons have released a new studio album, but Jackie Jackson says he's hoping the sibling group's upcoming Las Vegas residency will give him and his brothers the chance to finally complete a new record.

"During the daytime [we] can finish recording and then do the shows during the evening time," the eldest Jackson brother explains to Billboard.  He reveals that the album is at least halfway done, and is hoping it will be completed by the early summer.

Jackie says the group's new material "sounds like Jacksons music, with today's sounds."  Acknowledging that "[p]eople still want to hear that Jackson 5 harmony," he notes that "there's a lot of new flavors we can combine that with."  He cites Bruno Mars' "Treasure" as an example of a recent tune has an "old Jacksons" sound.

The new album will be a follow-up to The Jacksons' 1989 effort, 2300 Jackson Street.  The group has been collaborating with a variety of as-yet-unrevealed contemporary musicians and producers on the project.

Meanhwile, The Jacksons -- Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon -- kick off their Vegas residency on February 20 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.  The 40-date stand is part of the RockTellz & CockTails series, which combines a traditional concert with multimedia and theatrical elements.

Jackie, who's a Las Vegas resident, tells Billboard that the show will feature "a lot of storytelling, [including] stories that you've never heard before."  He says that some of the tales will be about "what Michael used to do, what we all did," adding that "it's gonna be a lot of fun."

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Paul Rodgers Says Recording Soul Covers Album "Felt Like Coming Home"

Courtesy of Paul RodgersLast week saw release of The Royal Sessions, Paul Rodgers' first solo studio album since 2000's Electric.  For the project, the founding Free and Bad Company frontman traveled to Memphis' famed Royal Studios and recorded a collection of classic soul, blues and R&B tunes with a group of veteran local musicians.

"It's all music that I remember from my youth," Rodgers tells ABC News Radio.  "A lot of Stax [Records] material -- Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Isaac Hayes.  You know, these people really influenced me when I was growing up…in my singing and my songwriting, and so it was really nice to have the opportunity to go to Memphis and record these songs with these amazing players."

Although he's known first and foremost as a rock artist, the British singer notes that the music on The Royal Sessions "has always been in back of everything I've done in many respects."  He adds, "So, it was good to come full circle back to it, and it felt like coming home."

Rodgers explains that he developed an immediate rapport with the studio musicians, some of whom played on the original versions of the songs he recorded for The Royal Sessions.  Paul points out that when he went into the studio for the first session, his collaborators didn't know who he was.

"They had been told that I was a singer and a songwriter, and I was just coming in for some sessions, so there [were] no preconceived ideas on anybody's part," he says.  "They didn't know me, I didn't know them, and we just simply communicated musically.  And from the get-go it really felt comfortable.  We were speaking the same language."

Rodgers tells ABC News Radio that he rarely listens to his own albums after he finishes them, but The Royal Sessions has been an exception. He credits the excellent sound quality of the recording, which was made entirely on analog equipment, as well as the playing of the session guys.

"The musicians weave such an incredibly magical spell between themselves [and] there are little interplays," he declares.  "I've listened to the record a hundred times and I'd suddenly [notice,] 'Oh wow, I didn't hear that before.'…There's so much subtlety and taste between them, and conversation."

Rodgers will kick off a short tour in support of The Royal Sessions on April 29 in Englewood, New Jersey.  He reports that those shows will include a couple of songs from the album, but mainly will feature classics from Bad Company, Free and his earlier solo catalog.  Paul says he'd love to take his Royal Sessions collaborators out on the road with him, but currently has no plans to so.  He will play a few songs with the guys when he heads back to Memphis for a CD release party scheduled this Saturday at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

As a thank-you to Memphis for all the great music the city has produced, Rodgers is donating all of the proceeds raised by the album to the Stax Music Academy, a school that provides music education to young people from the area.

The Royal Sessions is available for purchase a 10-track standard CD and digital download, a 200-gram audiophile vinyl LP and Amazon exclusive deluxe CD with three bonus tracks.

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Kid Cudi Unveils Artwork, Track List for New Album, "Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon"

Image Courtesy Kid Cudi via TwitterKid Cudi has revealed the official artwork and track list for his upcoming album, Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon, which will serve as the prelude to his forthcoming album Man on the Moon 3.

"This is just the digital release track listing," tweeted Cudi, who designed the cover himself. "New jams will be added for the physical, kind of like a extended ‘Directors Cut’!"

The digital edition includes 10 tracks and a guest appearance from Raphael Saadiq as well as production from Dot Da Genius.

The set is expected to arrive sometime in February.

Here's the track list for Satellite Flight:

“Destination: Mother Moon”
“Going to the Ceremony”
“Copernicus Landing”
“Balmain Jeans” feat. Raphael Saadiq
“Too Bad I Have to Destroy You Now”
“Internal Bleeding”
“In My Dreams 2015″
“Return of the Moon Man (Original Score)”
“Troubled Boy”

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John Legend's "All of Me" Appears in 'Scandal' Recap

ABC/Randy HolmesJohn Legend had fans wondering what he had up his sleeve after he cryptically tweeted about debuting a new video on Thursday. 

"I have a surprise video for you! Revealing it here later today! Stay tuned…" the crooner wrote, before adding the hashtag "#AllOfMeLovesScandal." 

Hours later, Legend then returned and tweeted, "Here it is! Check out this video featuring All Of Me and @ScandalABC's Olivia Pope."

The singer attached a link to a YouTube video that chronicles the complicated relationship between the characters Olivia and Fitz which is at the core of ABC's hit drama. The singer's heartfelt single "All of Me" can be heard playing in the background.

Scandal returns Thursday February 27 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

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Cole Swindell Making TV Debut on "Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday

Warner Music NashvilleCole Swindell's self-titled debut album comes out Tuesday, and he's set to make his TV debut on CBS's Late Show with David Letterman that night. After finding out about the big booking from his publicist, Cole immediately told ABC News Radio, "I think that means you've made it, you're on David Letterman, man. That's a big, late-night show to be on your first time. Wow. I don't know. I literally just found that out."

Cole was hoping to get back home to Bronwood, GA for the album release day, but he thinks they'll understand why he's appearing on Letterman instead.

"Heck, I just hope they can pick up the channel," Cole says. "It's like local cable. Yeah, they're good. They're good."

Cole is also slated to perform on ABC's Good Morning America on March 18. His new album features Cole's debut hit, "Chillin' It."

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Lorde: "I Want to Let People Stop Hearing Lorde on the Radio All the Time"

Inez & Vinoodh for V MagazineLorde is one of the hottest stars on the music scene right now, but she says she's aware that she may be approaching the saturation point where people will start to get sick of her.  Speaking to V magazine for its Music issue, the 17-year-old Grammy winner says, "I want to let people stop hearing Lorde on the radio all the time."

"It’s kind of crazy at the moment," she continues, adding that she's been working on new lyrics, but doesn't plan to put out any new songs for quite some time.  After all, she's just about to start her first really big headlining tour in support of her debut album, Pure Heroine.

"I’d like to give people a little bit of breathing room before I unleash something different," she tells V "I'm a big believer in making a record that has a certain aesthetic, and touring that record, and finishing that, and then a kind of reinvention taking place. I like that, and I don't think you can do that without giving things time to breathe."

Whenever she releases a new album, it's bound to feature a world view that's different from "Royals," which was written from the point of view of someone who was outside looking in. These days, Lorde's walking down red carpets and hanging at parties with the kind of people she depicts in that song -- the kind she couldn't relate to when she was just a schoolgirl in New Zealand.

"It is at odds with what I write about, and the reality of my life until a few months ago," she acknowledges. "But when I go home, I still do all the stuff I used to do. I dunno...part of me feels like it’s weird to just get sucked into that world.”

Another thing that makes her uncomfortable, she says, is earning raves from grown-ups simply for writing about what it's like to be a teenager.  Told by V that one writer called her "the Nirvana of now," she responds, "Oh, come on!...I’m sure so many people will read that and be like, 'F**k off!'"

"A lot of this is coming from adults who are saying that what I've done has had some profound impact," she continues. "But I don't know if people my age think it's wizardry.  They just think, 'Oh, okay, someone’s saying that.' I mean, I wrote this record about my mates and my town and my life, and nothing more.”

You can read the entire interview with Lorde when the magazine hits newsstands on February 27.

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Nashville Notes 

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockThe Band Perry will headline the Nashville Symphony's 2014 Fashion Show on Tuesday, April 29 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

New duo Dan + Shay will release their debut album, Where It All Began, on April 1. The project features their first hit, "19 You + Me."

Bucky Covington and his fiancée, Nashville publicist Katherine Cook, are expecting their first child this fall.

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U2's Album Still a Work in Progress, Larry Mullen Says Process is "Relentless"

Damon WinterU2 fans hoping for a definitive release date for the band's new album-in-progress will need to wait a little longer. In a long interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the band members confirm that work is certainly coming along, but the process is slow.

Drummer Larry Mullen says, "We're slow learners. We need to be creative, on the cutting edge, challenged, and it's really hard going, it's relentless, and we're relentless, and we have a history of breaking engineers, producers. I mean, people come out of working with U2 and just go, 'I just don't know what's happened; it feels like a lifetime has passed by.' And that's just the way we work."

Bono hints that there's an end in sight. The singer says, "The album won't be ready till it's ready. But right now, people are walking a little differently -- well, they're not walking, they're running as if to a finish line. There's a couple of songs that are part of the story we haven't quite finished. We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good."

Even though U2's recent release of "Invisible" as a fundraiser for the (RED) charity was a giant success, Bono said in a recent USA Today interview that the band would be selecting a different tune as a first single from the new album. He explained that U2 picked "Invisible" to contribute to the AIDS fundraising campaign simply because "it's the first one we finished." 

U2 will perform live at the Oscars on March 2.

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Madonna's "Kinda Sick" of Her Own Music 

Madonna.comYou know who's not a Madonna fan?  Madonna.  Well, at least when it comes to working out to her own music.

Asked by ET Canada if she blasts her own tunes while exercising, the Queen of Pop replied, "I don't work out to my music -- I hate my music!"  She then backpedaled and explained, "I mean, I'm sick of it.  I love my music, but I'm just kinda sick of it.  I like to hear other people's music when I work out."

Besides her own music, another thing Madonna isn't crazy about is her body -- sometimes.  "I have a love/hate relationship with my body," the 55-year-old star tells ET Canada.  "Some days I’m happy with it and other days…I wasn't born with Gisele Bundchen's body unfortunately, so you got to work for it, but it’s okay."

Madonna was in Canada to preside over the official opening of the Toronto branch of her Hard Candy Fitness chain of exercise clubs.

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Jackets Worn by Starr & Harrison in Beatles' "Help!" Movie Being Auctioned Next Month

Capitol Records/Universal MusicThe U.K.'s Omega Auctions has organized a massive Beatles memorabilia sale for March 20, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of the band's chart-topping hit "Can't Buy Me Love."  Among the auction's many highlights are a pair of jackets Ringo Starr and the late George Harrison wore while filming the Fab Four's 1965 movie Help!

The rare items, which also can be seen on the cover of The Beatles' Help! album, are expected to fetch as much as 70,000 pounds -- more than $116,000.  In the movie, Starr and Harrison wore the jackets in scenes that were filmed in the Austrian Alps, where the band members had fled in an effort to escape the evil cult that was after a sacrificial ring that had come into Ringo's possession.

Omega Auctions official Paul Fairweather says of the jackets, "As Beatles clothing goes, these have got to be amongst the Holy Grail for any Beatles collector.  They feature on one of their most recognizable album covers and I have a feeling these could really fly off the block!"

"The Beatles Collection" auction will feature more than 200 lots in total, including rare vinyl and many other pieces of memorabilia.

The sale will take place at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool, England, and also will viewable live online.  A full catalog of items being auctioned will be available on February 28.

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Nicki Minaj Addresses Malcolm X Cover Art for "Lookin Ass N***a"

Image Courtesy Nicki Minaj via InstagramNicki Minaj caused a social media uproar after releasing the artwork for her new song, "Lookin' Ass N***a," which depicts an image of the civil-rights activist Malcolm X holding a rifle.  After deleting the image, the rapper explained in a lengthy Instagram post that the cover art was not official and was only intended to spark a conversation.

"What seems to be the issue now? Do you have a problem with me referring to the people Malcolm X was ready to pull his gun out on as Lookin Ass N***az? Well, I apologize," she wrote on Thrusday. "That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single."

In the photo Malcolm X is seen peeking out the window of his Queens, New York, home. It's reportedly the same image that appeared in the 1964 issues of Ebony and Life magazine, just a year before he was assassinated. 

So what inspired Nicki to post the sepia-tinted image? "I am in the video shooting at Lookin Ass N***az and there happened to be an iconic photo of Malcolm X ready to do the same thing for what he believed in!!!! It is in no way to undermine his efforts and legacy," she explained.

She continued, "I apologize to the Malcolm X estate if the meaning of the photo was misconstrued. The word 'n***a' causes so much debate in our community while the 'n***a' behavior gets praised and worship. Let's not. Apologies again to his family. I have nothing but respect an adoration for u. The photo was removed hours ago. Thank you."

While the new track won't appear on Nicki's upcoming album, The Pink Print, it will be included in the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, which arrives on March 11.

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Beyonce Receives Early Valentine's Day Gift from Jay Z

Image Courtesy Beyonce via InstagramJay Z has a history of presenting his wife Beyonce with lavish gifts, ranging from buying her a private island to purchasing a million dollar vintage Rolls Royce. However, the rapper has reportedly decided to keep it simple this year for Valentine's Day.

According to People, the rap mogul recruited Bey's stylist Ty Hunter help him pick out this year's gift -- jeweler Tacori’s new $2,390 Promise Bracelet.

"[Hunter] got the bracelet and took it with him to give to Jay Z,” a source tells the mag. "He said Jay was waiting for Valentine’s Day to gift her along with a few other presents, but … that Beyoncé is always too eager and you can’t hold any secret from her, so he decided to give it to her earlier."

The Tacori bracelet features intertwining gold and silver pieces and a lock and key closure. The bangle retails from $690 to $5,990 and comes in a variety of styles.

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Billy Joel Adds 11th Show at Madison Square Garden 

BillyJoel.comLooks like Billy Joel will soon have an even dozen dates booked at New York City's Madison Square Garden, where he's doing an unprecedented once-a-month residency.  He's just announced his 11th show there.

The show takes place November 25, and tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.  That's the same day his 10th show, set for October 2, will go on sale.  All nine of his previous concerts are sold out. Billy has said that he'll continue to perform one show a month at the legendary New York venue "as long as there is interest."

Billy's record at the Garden for a single series of concerts is 12 consecutive sold-out shows, which he did back in 2006.  Before he started the residency, he'd played a total of 46 shows there.

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Pink Dances to Help End Violence Against Women & Girls 

Kevin Mazur/WireImagePink is outspoken about causes she believes in, and now she's speaking out about a very important one: violence against women and girls.

The singer has lent her voice -- and her feet -- to One Billion Rising, a campaign that seeks to end violence against women and girls.  Everyone who participates takes a pledge to do one thing in the next year to help achieve that goal.  As part of her involvement, she's made a video that features her and her dancers performing choreography to "Break the Chain," the movement's theme song, on the stage set of her Truth About Love tour.

In a statement, Pink says, "I have never liked bullies of any kind...the bully is the problem. The bully needs a hug, a lesson, enlightenment. The bully is the one that really feels inferior, so he/she picks on someone else to make that person feel inferior too."

"When I read about this organization, how people get together of their own free will and dance, use their bodies, to express their rage -- outrage -- around the injustice that women feel all over the world, every day -- I was inspired," Pink continues. "We are all equally deserving of respect and personal space. I will fight for that right for all of us. And we come together to do so on our stage, with our brothers and menfolk-- where we express our freedom every night. And that freedom inspires others to be free."

"We hope this video helps. And we hope for that one day when all women and girls are able to have respect, and personal space, and to be able to express themselves in whatever way THEY feel is right for them," Pink concludes.

The organization says, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. One billion women violated is an atrocity.  One billion women dancing is a revolution."

One Billion Rising's big global event, 1 Billion Rising for Justice, takes place on Friday, Valentine's Day.  Visit for more information, or go to

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Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Guest Starring on "Drop Dead Diva"

CMAJay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts filmed a guest spot on the Lifetime series Drop Dead Diva this week. The show's final season starts Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. ET, and Jay's appearance will air later this year. He appeared as himself on ABC's Nashville a few weeks back.

 "Jessie's Girl" singer Rick Springfield and John Ratzenberger of Cheers fame also guest star on Drop Dead Diva this season.

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