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Wednesday
Oct122016

Panic! at the Disco Books Appearance on "Good Morning America" 

Credit: Sherwin LainezPanic! at the Disco will be waking up bright and early next week for an appearance on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday, October 20.

Last month, Panic! released the video for their Death of a Bachelor single "LA Devotee," starring Noah Schnapp, the actor who plays Will Byers in the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. The band will embark on a headlining tour next year starting February 24 in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Good Morning America airs weekdays at 7 a.m. ET on ABC.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Elton John Announces Four New Vegas Residency Dates, Including New Year's Eve Show

Credit: Rob ShanahanElton John is ringing in the New Year Las Vegas-style. The pop-rock legend has added a New Year's Eve show and a New Year's Day concert to his residency, The Million Dollar Piano, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Elton also has added two other new dates leading up to that, on December 28 and December 29.

Tickets for all four shows go on sale this Sunday, October 16, at 12 p.m. PT.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Teedra Moses Debuts New Music Video for "Skin Diver"

Courtesy of Shanachie EntertainmentTeedra Moses is back with a music video for her latest single, "Skin Diver."  

The black-and-white visual shows the songstress enjoying a relaxing day with her bae, complete with a foot massage and swaying to the beat of her seductively smooth track.  

"Skin Diver" comes from her newest album Cognac & Conversation, which came after a ten-year hiatus for the singer.  

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Bell Biv Devoe Performs on "The Wendy Williams Show" 

Courtesy of Fairley McCaskill/eOne MusicBell Biv Devoe performed their first single in fifteen years, "Run," on The Wendy Williams Show on Wedsnesday

The trio, comprised of former New Edition members Ricky BellMichael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe, also performed their legendary 1990 hit track, "Poison."  

Of course, all three group members sat down with Wendy to chat about their early days in New Edition, their families and the forthcoming BET television movie, The New Edition Story

"We don't wanna give too much of the movie away, but we come from an era where we kinda kept our dirty laundry, like under the rug or hidden in the closet," said Ronnie.   

"Honestly, the layers is all the way pulled back. There'll be people who been 33-year fans who are gonna call each other and tweet each other and say 'I ain't even know," added Michael about the film's honest depiction of New Edition's backstory. 

Bell Biv Devoe's new album, Three Stripes, arrives on January 27. Their single, "Run," is now available to stream and download. 

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Carrie Underwood Explains Her Alternate, Offstage Personality

Photo Credit: Jeff LipskyIf you run into Carrie Underwood when she’s out and about living her everyday life, she warns you shouldn’t expect too much. In fact, she believes she’s pretty different than the superstar we're used to seeing on stage and screen.

“I love being on stage, but that’s different. That’s not Carrie,” the CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee tells Redbook. “That’s Carrie Underwood. The rest of my life I feel like I’m incredibly disappointing to people. Like if I run into someone at the grocery store, I really don’t know what to say because I don’t have a microphone in my hand or bling on. They expect me to be ‘Carrie Underwood,’ but I’m just Carrie. I’m sorry!” she adds.

You can read more in the November issue of Redbook, which features Carrie on the cover.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Elton John Announces Four New Residency Dates, Including New Year’s Eve Show

Rob ShanahanElton John is ringing in the New Year Las Vegas-style. The singer has added a New Year’s Eve show and a New Year’s Day show to his residency, The Million Dollar Piano, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

He’s also added two other new dates leading up to that, on December 28 and December 29.

Tickets for all four shows go on sale Sunday, October 16 at 12 p.m. PT.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Zayn Malik Designing New Collection for Versace

NABILZayn Malik is adding fashion designer to his resume. The singer is teaming up with Versace to create his own line of high-end clothing.

Zayn will be working with Donatella Versace on a capsule collection of men’s and women’s clothing for the label’s younger-skewing Versus Versace brand. The ZAYN X VERSUS collection will debut in Versus stores worldwide and on VersusVersace.com beginning in May 2017. A percentage of the sales will be donated to charity.

"I think Versus has always been a very cool brand,” Zayn says in a statement. “It's a great brand for me and for people in my generation. I've always wanted to design clothes, and there's no brand I'd rather design for than Versus. The bonus is that I get to collaborate with Donatella, whom I love and admire. I know we'll create something amazing.”

Zayn also will be starring in the next two Versus ad campaigns. The first will be for the Spring/Summer 2017 collection and will debut in February. The second campaign will appear later next year.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Goo Goo Dolls Release New Single; Launch Contest for Fan-Made Music Video

Bob MusselGoo Goo Dolls have released a new single, “Over & Over,” with a lyric video to go with it.

The song is the latest release from their 11th studio album, Boxes. “We go over and over and over again/Are you lost in the past thinking what might have been,” frontman John Rzeznik sings.

In celebration of the song’s launch, the band is giving fans the chance to create an original video for the single. You can enter your submission at Talenthouse.com. The grand-prize winner will have their video featured on the Goo Goo Dolls' social sites. The winner also will receive an autographed guitar and $5,000 in cash.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

John Lennon, David Bowie Among the Top-Earning Dead Celebrities, According to "Forbes"

Central Press/Getty Images; Jimmy KingMore than 35 years after his untimely death, John Lennon continues to rake in millions of dollars annually. The late Beatles legend once again has landed in the top 10 of Forbes' annual list of the top-earning deceased celebrities, appearing at #8 after his estate brought in $12 million between October 2015 and October 2016.

Lennon's earnings include, of course, a share of the sales from Beatles albums and other Fab Four-related items, as well as from his solo catalog and the Cirque du Soleil troupe's Beatles-themed Las Vegas show, Love!

Making his first appearance on the Forbes tally is David Bowie, who died of cancer at age 69 in January of this year. The influential singer landed at #11 with $10.5 million in earnings, which included sales of his final studio album Blackstar, and of the many other classic releases fans bought following his passing.

Topping the Forbes list for the fourth consecutive year is Michael Jackson, whose estate made a jaw-dropping $825 million during the past year, $750 million of which came from the sale of the late King of Pop's 50-percent share of the Sony/ATV music publishing catalog.

Other deceased music artists who landed on the Forbes list include Elvis Presley at #4 with $27 million in earnings; Prince at #5 with $25 million; and Bob Marley at #6 with 21 million.

Here are the top 11 deceased celebrities on Forbes' 2016 list, and their estimated earnings:

1. Michael Jackson, $825 million
2. Charles M. Schulz, $48 million (Peanuts creator)
3. Arnold Palmer, $40 million (golfer)
4. Elvis Presley, $27 million
5. Prince, $25 million
6. Bob Marley, $21 million
7. Theodore "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, $20 million (children's book author)
8. John Lennon, $12 million
9. Albert Einstein, $11.5 million (physicist)
10. Bettie Page, $11 million (model & pinup star)
11. David Bowie, $10.5 million

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Michael Jackson Named 2016's Highest Paid Celebrity -- Dead or Alive

Steve Granitz/WireImageThe King of Pop is still the king of the hill in terms of earning power, even years after his 2009 death.  

According to Forbes -- by leaps and bounds -- Jackson is the highest earning dead celebrity, with a 2016 take of $825 million dollars. 

The staggering amount also topped the earning power of any living celebrity, to boot.

Jackson's closest competition wasn't close at all: Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, who earned $48 million dollars -- despite being dead since 2000. 

Jackson's estate owes much of the windfall to his investment in the Beatles' music catalog -- which, the magazine points out, was once considered a poor investment at $47.5 million back in 1985, $140 million in 2016 dollars.

In 1995, Jackson earned $115 million from Sony for half of the Fab Four's catalog that he owned in a 50/50 partnership deal. In March of 2016, Jackson's estate sold his remaining half to the company,  which accounted for $750 million of his chart topping total this year.

Highest Paid Dead Celebrities of 2016, According to Forbes:

 1.  Michael Jackson (d. 2009) -- $825 million
 2.  Charles Schulz (d. 2000) -- $48 million 
 3.  Arnold Palmer (d. 2016) -- $40 million
 4.  Elvis Presley (d. 1977) -- $27 million
 5.  Prince (d. 2016) -- $25 million
 6.  Bob Marley (d. 1981) -- $21 million
 7.  Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel (d. 1991) -- $20 million
 8.  John Lennon (d. 1980) -- $12 million
 9.  Albert Einstein (d. 1955) -- $11.5 million
10. Bettie Page (d. 2008) -- $11 million
11. David Bowie (d. 2016) -- $10.5 million
12. Steve McQueen (d. 1980) -- $9 million
13. Elizabeth Taylor (d. 2011) -- $8 million 

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Shania Twain's Entire Catalog Comes to Vinyl This Friday

Mercury NashvilleThis Friday, Shania Twain’s entire collection of recordings will be available on vinyl for the first time ever. Even though she’s only made four albums during her career, she remains the best-selling female country artist in history.

The vinyl reissues start with her self-titled debut from 1993, and continue with 1995’s The Woman in Me and 1997’s Come On Over, which happens to be the best-selling country album of all-time. Up! will come in both a green/country version and a red/pop version, as it did when it was released in 2002.

Next week, CMT will honor Shania as its first female Artist of a Lifetime Thursday at 9 p.m. ET, during its annual Artists of the Year special, which airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Azealia Banks Signs New Record Deal with Hip-Hop Legend

Cassandra Hannagan/Getty ImagesAzealia Banks is starting fresh. 

The embattled rapper has signed a new record deal with none other than one of hip-hop's most legendary figures, RZA.

Banks posted the news on Facebook, saying, "just smiling, chilling, summoning coinesha. I'm finally getting a record deal. I'm signing with RZA. Business and Pleasure is imminent." 

The two artists worked together on a yet-to-be released musical drama film, directed by the Wu-Tang Clan member, called Coco.  

In other news, Azealia has also rescinded her support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, writing that she made "a major mistake endorsing toupey-toupee." 

"Womens rights are important and we must protect them. I tried....I reached.... I even carried......I take it all back," she added.  

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Green Day Shares "Ordinary World" Lyric Video; "Revolution Radio" on Pace for Number-One Debut on "Billboard" 200

Credit: Frank MaddocksGreen Day has released the lyric video for their song "Ordinary World." The stark, simple visual matches the tone of the acoustic ballad, which serves as the closing track on the punk trio's new album, Revolution Radio. You can watch the "Ordinary World" video now on YouTube.

"Ordinary World" also appears in the film Ordinary World, which stars Billie Joe Armstrong as an aging punk rocker. The movie hits theaters on October 14.

In other Green Day news, Revolution Radio is on pace for a number-one debut on the Billboard 200 with an estimated 80,000 in sales and equivalent album streams. If that prediction holds true, Revolution Radio will be Green Day's third number-one album, following 2004's American Idiot and 2009's 21st Century Breakdown.

Revolution Radio is also on track to debut at number one in the U.K.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Joe Jonas Confirms He Ditched His Purity Ring for Ashley Greene

ABC/Rick RowellJoe Jonas participated in a very revealing Reddit Ask Me Anything chat Tuesday. He answered questions on everything from losing his virginity to the immediate aftermath of the Jonas Brothers split.


As for ditching his purity ring, Joe admits that ex-girlfriend Ashley Greene was his first. He shared a funny story about the experience.

“I didn’t have any condoms,” Joe explained. “So I went to [DNCE] drummer Jack’s room -- who was my roommate at the time -- and I demolished his room looking for them. Found them underneath his underwear drawer. When he came home, he thought somebody broke into his room because his whole room was demolished.”

He also admits that he was pretty angry after the Jonas Brothers split. “I wasn’t on speaking terms with my brothers,” he said. “…And maybe I was a little envious of Nick because I knew that he already had kind of a leg up and had plans to work on music already and he was creating and producing.”

But he eventually found his own path with band DNCE. There’s still some brotherly rivalry, though. One Reddit user asked him which brother has the biggest, um, manhood. Joe said he’d like to think it’s him.

“Although, it’s not often that I’m in a locker room or shower with my brothers, so I couldn’t really tell you,” he said. “But, I’d like the Internet to believe that I’m still killin’ it.”

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Pink and Elle King Score Hits on the Country Charts

ABC/Randy HolmesPop stars are taking over the country charts! Pink’s song with Kenny Chesney -- “Setting the World on Fire” -- has hit number one Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart.

The song marks Pink’s first number-one country hit. "It is so rare to find songs that are truly in the moment like 'Setting the World on Fire,'" Kenny tells Billboard. "When you add Pink, you get a definite charge of two people on the brink."

He adds, "She helps bring the listener into the moment. At a time when the world is pretty overloaded, to hear something so fresh, and a moment so perfectly captured in a song, it's hard to resist. Finding the song was awesome and getting Pink to sing on it was incredible."

Another pop star taking the country charts by storm is Elle King. Her song collaboration with Dierks Bentley, “Different for Girls,” topped the Country Airplay chart and hit number three on the Hot Country Songs chart.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Janet Jackson Unveils Her Growing Baby Bump

L-R: Sherri Shepard, Janet Jackson, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Barbara Walters; ABC/STEVE FENNFor the first time Janet Jackson revealed a photo of her baby bump, in a photo exclusively published by People magazine. 

"We thank God for our blessing," she tells the magazine.

The artist successfully kept away from the spotlight during her pregnancy, until a couple of weeks ago when she was spotted shopping at a baby furniture store in London.  

Jackson told fans in April that she would take a break from performing, putting off her Unbreakable World Tour, in order to start a family with her hubby, Wissam Al Mana.  

Jackson's pregnancy marks the first child for the couple.   

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Wednesday
Oct122016

John Oates Performing at New York City Benefit to Fund Children's Preschool Scholarships

Credit: Greg VorobiovHall & Oates singer John Oates is part of the lineup of an intimate benefit concert that will take place at the New York City club The Cutting Room on October 20. The show, called A Tribute to the American Troubadour, will raise money to fund preschool scholarships for economically disadvantaged children at the REACH school in Washington, Connecticut.

Other artists scheduled to perform at the concert include one-time Fleetwood Mac singer Bekka Bramlett, ex-Black Crowes member Jackie Greene and more. The show is being presented by the Blue Rose Foundation, a California-based charity that focuses on providing scholarships for financially in-need youngsters.

Tickets for the New York benefit cost $80 and are available at Ticketfly.com. The concert starts at 8 p.m. ET.

Oates' solo schedule also includes a Music City Roots series performance on November 23 at The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee, and a November 26 concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Watch Joan Jett and Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong in a Clip from the New Film "Ordinary World"

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Little Kids RockThe film Ordinary World not only stars Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, it also features a cameo from Joan Jett. RollingStone.com has posted a clip from the movie, in which Armstrong's character is introduced to the punk pioneer, playing herself, only for the encounter to turn incredibly awkward.

"My mother-in-law's name is Joan," Billie tells Joan in the clip. After a few seconds of very uncomfortable silence, Jett responds, "Have a good day, man. Say hi to your mother-in-law."

In Ordinary World, Armstrong plays Perry, an aging punk rocker whose band is on "indefinite hiatus." When his family forgets his 40th birthday, Perry plans a crazy, rock-star-worthy bash at a posh New York City hotel. Armstrong wrote four original songs for the film, including the track "Ordinary World," which appears on Green Day's new album, Revolution Radio.

Ordinary World hits theaters this Friday, October 14, and will be available digitally and on-demand that same day.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Anthony Kiedis Jams with His Son During Red Hot Chili Peppers Concert 

Credit: Steve KerosAnthony Kiedis brought out his nine-year-old son, Everly Bear, on stage during Red Hot Chili Peppers' concert Monday in Turin, Italy. The father and son sang together on "Dreams of a Samurai," the closing song from the latest Chili Peppers album, The Getaway.

You can watch footage of the performance now via YouTube.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring Europe in support of The Getaway. The band will launch a North American arena tour next year starting January 5 in San Antonio, Texas.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

Drake Leads 2016 "Soul Train" Award Nominations 

Photo Courtesy of BETAfter making history on Monday with scoring thirteen American Music Awards nominations, Drake now leads the 2016 Soul Train Awards nominee list, with 12 nominations. 

The celebrated superstar's video for "Hotline Bling" is up for a Video of the Year award and his hit single "One Dance" and "Controlla" are both nominated in the Rhythm & Bars Award category. 

Beyoncé follows Drake with eight nominations, as her song "Formation" is up for multiple nods, including Song of the Year and The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award.  

RihannaKanye West and DJ Khaled also received several nominations apiece. Kanye's "Fade" is nominated for a Video of the Year award and his latest album, The Life of Pablo is nominated for the Album/Mixtape of the Year award.  

Rihanna's song "Work," featuring Drake, is nominated for numerous awards, including Best Dance Performance and Best Collaboration 

DJ Khaled's track "For Free," also featuring Drake's vocals, is nominated for the Best Collaboration prize. 

Buzzworthy upcomers Bryson TillerChance the RapperAnderson. Paak and Andra Day, have been nominated within the Best New Artist category.

Teddy Riley is set to receive a prestigious Legend Award and Brandy will be honored with the second annual Lady of Soul Award. 

Performances from Jill ScottTyreseAnthony HamiltonMonicaJazmine SullivanBell Biv DevoeYunaTish Hyman and Kid Capri are scheduled to occur. 

The 2016 Soul Train Awards, hosted by Erykah Badu, will air on BET and Centric on November 27 at 8 p.m. ET. 

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