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Monday
Jan252016

Celine Dion Reportedly Too Devastated to Attend Brother’s Funeral

Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImageCeline Dion attended a memorial service for her brother Daniel Dion on Saturday, but was reportedly too grief-stricken to attend the funeral today. According to Entertainment Tonight, the singer and her children opted not to attend because they could not endure another day of public mourning.

Daniel’s weekend memorial service took place just one day after Celine’s husband, Rene Angelil, was laid to rest in Montreal. The two men both died of cancer the same week. Daniel, one of Celine’s 13 siblings, died on January 16 -- just two days after Rene passed away. His funeral was held at St-Simon-et-Jude parish in Charlemagne, Québec, where the family was raised.

Rene’s funeral was held Friday at the Notre-Dame Basilica, the same church where he and Celine were married in 1994.

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Monday
Jan252016

Miley Cyrus to Star in Woody Allen Amazon Series 

ABC/Randy HolmesMiley Cyrus reportedly is heading for another TV series. But you can bet it won’t be anything like Hannah Montana. Deadline reports that Miley will star in Woody Allen’s upcoming Amazon series. She’ll act alongside Woody and famed screenwriter-director Elaine May in the show.

The series’ title is yet to be revealed, but according to Deadline, it’ll consist of six half-hour episodes and is set in the 1960s. Woody wrote the scripts and will direct. Production begins in March.

Miley last appeared in Sofia Coppola’s A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix.

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Monday
Jan252016

Jhené Aiko Surprises Fans with New Music, "B’s & H’s" 

Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImageJust when we started wondering about Jhené Aiko, the singer has released new music just for her fans.

The singer took to Twitter to announce her new offering "B's & H's," which was produced by Fisticuffs. The stripped-down tune finds Jhene calling out a man who doesn't appreciate the woman who supports him.

“It does not get better, you cannot do better / And you will regret it / Oh yeah, you gon’ f*** around and find yourself by yourself,” she sings, adding, “Just so you know, there is a difference between a woman, a b**** and a ho.”

The song was posted on her official SoundCloud page. Jhene is currently working on the follow-up to her 2014 debut Souled Out.

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Monday
Jan252016

The Last Shadow Puppets Announce Short US Tour 

Titia Hahne/RedfernsThe Last Shadow Puppets have scheduled a batch of U.S. headlining shows this April in support of their long-awaited sophomore album, Everything You've Come to Expect. The three-date run includes stops in New York City on April 11, San Francisco on April 17 and Los Angeles on April 20, plus appearances at both weekends of Coachella. For all ticket info, visit TheLastShadowPuppets.com.

The U.S. run will be preceded by a tour of the U.K. and Europe.

Everything You've Come to Expect will be released April 1, eight years after The Last Shadow Puppets released their debut album, The Age of the Understatement. The band consists of Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and collaborator Miles Kane.

Here are The Last Shadow Puppets' U.S. tour dates:

4/11 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall
4/15 -- Indio, CA, Coachella
4/17 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
4/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, Theatre at Ace Hotel
4/22 -- Indio, CA, Coachella

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Monday
Jan252016

The Arcs Plot Spring Tour

Roberto Finizio/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesThe Arcs have announced plans for a spring tour. Dan Auerbach's new band will the road starting April 11 in Vancouver, and will wrap things up April 30 in Los Angeles. In between, The Arcs will also make appearances at both weekends of Coachella. Visit TheArcs.com for all ticket info.

The Arcs will be touring in continued support of their debut album, Yours, Dreamily, which was released last September. Earlier this month, the band shared a brand new song called "Lake Superior," which was inspired by the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer.

Here are The Arcs' spring tour dates:

4/11 -- Vancouver, BC, Commodore Ballroom
4/12 -- Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre
4/13 -- Portland, OR, Roseland Theater
4/15 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
4/16 -- Indio, CA, Coachella
4/19 -- Los Angeles, CA, Henry Fonda Theatre
4/20 -- San Diego, CA, The North Park Theatre
4/22 -- Pomona, CA, The Glass House
4/23 -- Indio, CA, Coachella
4/25 -- Denver, CO, Ogden Theatre
4/26 -- Lawrence, KS, Liberty Hall
4/27 -- St. Louis, MO, The Pageant
4/29 -- Austin, TX, Levitation
4/30 -- New Orleans, LA, House of Blues

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Monday
Jan252016

The Chemical Brothers Share Video for Beck Collaboration, "Wide Open"

AstralwerksThe Chemical Brothers have premiered the video for their song "Wide Open," which features contributing vocals from Beck. The clip stars a dancer whose body undergoes a robotic transformation. You can watch the "Wide Open" video now on YouTube.

"Wide Open" is the closing song on The Chemical Brothers' latest album, 2015's Born in the Echoes, the electronic duo's first album in five years. Born in the Echoes is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at this year's Grammys, which will be held February 15.

Along with working with The Chemical Brothers, Beck has been recently exploring the dance-ier side of music with his latest single, "Dreams." He's currently working a new album, which, like "Dreams," will be more up-tempo than his previous album, the Grammy-winning Morning Phase.

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Monday
Jan252016

Charlie Puth Unveils Duet with Selena Gomez, "We Don't Talk Anymore"

Image Group LA/ABCCharlie Puth’s latest song collaboration has arrived. Today the singer shared his duet with Selena Gomez, “We Don’t Talk Anymore."

The tune, off Charlie’s debut album Nine Track Mind, is about missing a lost love. “Ooh it’s such a shame/That we don’t anymore/We don’t talk anymore/We don't talk anymore, like we used to do,” the two sing on the chorus.

Charlie and Selena first teased the song last month in an Instagram video. The clip featured them dancing around and lip-syncing the tune.

Charlie previously collaborated with Wiz Khalifa on “See You Again,” which is nominated for three Grammy awards, and with Meghan Trainor on “Marvin Gaye.”

Nine Track Mind hits stores this Friday.

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Monday
Jan252016

Don McLean, Wife Reportedly Agree to Lifting of Protective Order

Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty ImagesAccording to a statement on Don McLean's website, his wife, Patrisha, is moving to have an order of protection against the "American Pie" singer dismissed.

That order was issued following McLean's arrest January 18 on a domestic violence assault charge.

"The protection order case is being dismissed by agreement," the statement reads. "Don stands by his unwavering statement from the beginning that none of what was alleged in the protection order case was true. There was never any abuse or criminal conduct by Don at all. The dismissal of the protection order case will confirm that. Don is looking forward to moving beyond this and getting back to his life and his music."

It continues, "Patrisha and Don have made an agreement to move forward and rebuild their lives. Neither party is seeking divorce. This now becomes a private matter between two very talented people."

McLean is still due in court February 22. He was arrested January 18 and charged with misdemeanor assault and the protection order issued after Patrisha alleged that Don squeezed her temples so hard that it made her head ache, and that he said to her, "I want to strangle you so bad."  She also claimed in a court document that throughout their marriage, and especially during their first 10 years together, her husband exhibited a violent temper.

A further statement on his website that McLean says his wife asked him to post on her behalf reads, "When I wrote out a statement in order to obtain a temporary protective order against my husband Don McLean I did not know it would be made public. I did not intend to define Don or our relationship based solely on the events recounted in the statement. Don has a big heart. He and I had many happy times in the 30 years of our marriage and what has recently transpired is unfortunate for all of us."

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Monday
Jan252016

Def Leppard Sets TV Appearances

Karwai Tang/WireImageDef Leppard fans will no doubt go into hysteria to hear that the band has a pair of TV appearances coming up. You can catch Joe Elliott and the boys February 3 on the A&E reality series Pawn Stars, which airs at 10 p.m. ET,  and February 16 on ABC's Good Morning America, which begins at 7 a.m.

In related news, "Dangerous" will be the sophomore single off Def Leppard's self-titled album and the follow-up to "Let's Go." This Wednesday sees the release of three of the band's songs -- "Dangerous," "Let's Go" and the Pyromania classic "Rock of Ages" on Guitar Hero. They will be grouped under the moniker "Def Leppard: On Through the Ages."

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Monday
Jan252016

Carrie Underwood Unveils Plan to Get #ShreddedBySummer on 2016 Tour

ABC/Image Group LAThere’s no denying that Carrie Underwood is in phenomenal shape. But as she gets ready to head out on her Storyteller -- Stories in the Round tour this weekend, the admitted fitness devotee is upping the ante.

“New tour toys! Had a #mobilegym made for this year!” she shared on Instagram, along with photos of an impressive trailer outfitted with workout equipment. “Now I can work out anywhere! (There are a few finishing touches that still need to be done to it),” she added.

The “Heartbeat” hitmaker, whose son Isaiah will soon turn one, went on to outline her fitness goals for 2016.

“My new motto is: #ShreddedBySummer The one and only @eveoverlandfitness is going to help me get there. I'll post progress as I go! I'm super excited!”

Carrie will have her first chance to work out on the road this Saturday, when she kicks off her 2016 dates in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Monday
Jan252016

Tori Kelly Dishes on Jam Sessions with Ed Sheeran & Nathan Sykes

ABC/Randy HolmesBeing managed by talent-spotter extraordinaire Scooter Braun certainly has its perks. Just ask Tori Kelly. The singer tells The Hollywood Reporter that she gets to attend star-studded jam sessions in Scooter’s backyard.

Tori recalls that at one such session last year, Ed Sheeran, Nathan Sykes, the band Rixton and “a couple of actors from Games of Thrones” were in attendance. She used the opportunity to try out some new tunes in front of the celebrity guests.

"The jam nights are fun,” she says. “I played my brand-new song, ‘Unbreakable Smile.' It was a good way to test out new material.”

Tori’s collaborated with Ed before, on the duet “I Was Made for Loving You” -- though it’s unclear if that collab was born out of a Scooter Braun jam session.

Scooter’s roster of clients includes Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, but Tori admits they don’t often get to hang out with one another. “Our schedules are all so different and all over the place that we're lucky if we're ever in the same room,” she says. “I love his whole roster -- they're all so awesome.”

Tori’s up for Best New Artist at the Grammys on February 15. Soon after, on February 26, she kicks off her Unbreakable Tour in London.

And later this year, she’ll be part of the cast of the animated musical Sing, along with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson. She says that being the voice of an animated character has been “on her bucket list forever,” and she'd also be open to doing more acting in the future.

“I could see myself acting. I've always loved musical theater and I did a few plays growing up,” she says. “…I'd be down to do a cameo or something, and I always thought it would be really cool to be in an action film or something totally opposite of real-life. Fantasy or sci-fi would be really cool too, like something that would involve stunts.”

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Monday
Jan252016

Mariah Carey Announces 18 Additional Vegas Shows

ABC/Randy HolmesLooking for more chances to see Mariah Carey in Las Vegas? She’s got you covered. The singer has announced 18 new dates for her Mariah #1 to Infinity residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Mariah will be performing nine new dates in June, four in August and five in September. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 29 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763, or online at TheColosseum.com or AXS.com.

Mariah kicks off her next string of dates on February 2. You can still snap up tickets for her previously announced February shows, including her special Valentine’s Day performance.

Here are her newly added shows:

June:  7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25
August:  24, 27, 28, 31
September:  3, 4, 7, 10, 11

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Monday
Jan252016

Kendrick Lamar Stars in Grammy Promotional Video

Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesKendrick Lamar has teamed up with The Recording Academy for a new Grammy Awards promotional video, part of the Academy's “Witness Greatness” campaign.

In the nearly three-minute video, posted on YouTube, Compton residents can be seen reciting the lyrics to Kendrick’s anthem “Alright.” At one point, Lamar appears dressed in a Los Angeles Dodgers cap and Compton sweatshirt and joins the locals in chanting: “We gon’ be alright!”

“Alright” is featured on Kendrick’s acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly album, which is nominated for 11 Grammys.

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards air live from L.A.'s Staples Center on Monday, February 15.

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Monday
Jan252016

Report: Mariah Carey & Fiancé James Packer Renting $250K-a-Month Home

ABC/Randy HolmesFresh off their engagement news, Mariah Carey and her billionaire fiancé James Packer reportedly are renting a house together in the Kardashians’ ‘hood.

A source tells E! News the two are shelling out $250,000 a month on an 18,000-square-foot Calabasas, California mansion. It’s located in The Oaks double gated community, near the family home of Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner.

Of course, the house comes fully equipped with amenities like a sauna, gym and home movie theater. According to E! News, Mariah wanted a place in a safe, family-friendly area for her four-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with ex Nick Cannon.

Nick congratulated Mariah and James on their engagement over the weekend and posted a funny meme on Instagram that referenced Mariah’s enormous 35-carat ring.

“Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless Your Future Union...” he wrote.

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Monday
Jan252016

Zayn Malik Doesn’t Rule Out Future Reunion with 1D

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesAll hope is not lost, One Direction fans. In a new interview with U.K.’s Sunday Times Culture magazine, former member Zayn Malik reveals he’s not totally against a reunion with the boy band one day.

“Who knows?” he says. “I don’t know. If the time was right and that was the thing to do, then I would make that decision when it came around.”

He’ll likely have to start communicating more with his ex band mates before that’ll happen, though. In a cover story with Billboard earlier this month, he admitted they’re not on speaking terms. Since then, he tells Sunday Times Culture, “I got an email.” But he won’t say which 1D member sent it.

He adds that he hopes they’re all still friends and that he has “no beef” with Harry, Liam, Niall or Louis.

For now, he’s focusing on that solo career, and doing it without a guidebook. “It’s not like I read a book on How to Leave a Boyband and Be Successful,” he says, adding, “Yeah, it would be a great book. I’ll write it one day, if I do well.”

His first single, called “Pillowtalk,” will be released Friday, January 29. And, as he tells the mag, it’s all about sex.

“I think I’m pretty black and white what it’s about,” he says. “Everybody has sex, and it’s something people wanna hear about. It’s part of everybody’s life, a very big part of life! And you don’t wanna sweep it under the carpet. It has to be talked about.”

Zayn’s debut solo album is due out this spring.

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Monday
Jan252016

The Fray’s Joe King Welcomes a Daughter

Photo by David Becker/Getty ImagesThe Fray’s Joe King is a new dad. The guitarist welcomed his first child with his wife, The Vampire Diaries actress Candice Accola King, earlier this month.

The couple announced the news on Instagram Monday, with a photo of their newborn daughter’s tiny feet on a blanket embroidered with her name, Florence May, and date of birth, January 15.

Joe captions the photo, “I’m in love again.”

Joe and Candice were married in October 2014, and they announced the pregnancy last August with another Instagram photo featuring Joe’s two daughters from a previous relationship.

“Baby King on the way!!!!” Joe wrote at the time. “So proud to welcome this new life into the world with my beautiful wife and daughters. I truly am a lucky man & dad.”

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I'm in love again.

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Monday
Jan252016

Billy Currington Set to Release New Single as He Kicks Off Summer Forever Tour

Mercury NashvilleThere’s a new single on the way from Billy Currington, as he gets ready to head out on his 2016 tour.  Next month, he’ll release “It Don’t Hurt Like It Used To" from his latest album, Summer Forever,  a song he co-wrote with his friends Cary Barlowe and Shy Carter.

“I just stopped by to see a couple of buddies, Cary and Shy one night,” he remembers. “Cary and I picked up guitars at the same time and played basically the same chord, and the next thing you know we were writing the song.”

"Don't It," the first single from his sixth album, went on to become his tenth number-one. Billy kicks off his Summer Forever tour February 19 at the San Antonio Rodeo, with Kelsea Ballerini joining him on many of the dates.

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Monday
Jan252016

Dave Matthews Band Announces Summer Tour Dates 

ABC News RadioDave Matthews Band is making plans for the summer. The group has announced a 46-date summer tour, which will kick off May 11 in Wichita, Kansas and will run all the way through a three-night Labor Day weekend stand in George, Washington from September 2-4. Visit DaveMatthewsBand.com for all ticket info.

The tour will be held in honor of DMB's 25th anniversary. Following the conclusion of the trek, the band will be taking a break from the road in 2017.

Here are Dave Matthews Band's summer tour dates:

5/11 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena
5/13 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
5/14 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
5/17 -- Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Energy Arena
5/18 -- North Little Rock, ARVerizon Arena
5/20 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
5/21 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
5/24 -- Pelham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
5/27 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
5/28 -- Atlanta, GA, Lakewood Amphitheatre
5/29 -- Maryland Heights, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/7 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
6/8 -- Bangor, ME, Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
6/10 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
6/11 -- Hartford, CT, XFINITY Theatre
6/17 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater    
6/18 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
6/21 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
6/22 -- Syracuse, NY, Lakeview Amphitheater
6/24 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
6/25 -- Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
6/28 -- Moline, IL, iWireless Center
6/29 -- Bonner Springs, KS, Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
7/1 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/2 -- Elkhorn, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theatre
7/8 -- Columbus, OH, Nationwide Arena
7/9 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
7/12 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/13 -- Gilford, NH, Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
7/15 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/16 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/19 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/20 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/22 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center           
7/23 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
7/26 -- North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum
7/27 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
7/29 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre          
7/30 -- West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
8/26 -- Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/27 -- Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
8/29 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
8/30 -- Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre
9/2 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/3 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre
9/4 -- George, WA, The Gorge Amphitheatre

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Monday
Jan252016

Report: Adele Ditching Oscars to Prepare for European Tour

Alasdair McLellan Adele reportedly won't be attending the Oscars this year, but her decision has nothing to do with the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. U.K.’s The Mirror reports the singer was invited to present a big award at the February 28 ceremony, but had to decline because she’s launching her tour in Northern Ireland the next day.

Apparently, Oscar executives even tried to woo her by offering private transportation from Los Angeles to her Belfast gig on February 29. Adele, however, doesn’t want to do anything that might risk a smooth start to her first tour in five years.

“Organizers are desperate to get her and will still do anything to make it happen but she feels the turnaround is too tight and will not let anything jeopardize her tour,” The Mirror quoted a source as saying.

The source adds, “She is aware things can go wrong which causes delays and also the potential impact of a long flight on her voice. She has dug in her heels on this one.”

Adele won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2013, for her James Bond theme “Skyfall.”

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Monday
Jan252016

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme Share New Song, "Break Into Your Heart"

Rekords Rekords/Loma Vista/Caroline InternationalIggy Pop and Josh Homme have shared another new song from their forthcoming collaborative album, Post Pop Depression. The latest offering is called "Break Into Your Heart," and it is now streaming on YouTube.

Pop and Homme recorded Post Pop Depression in secret before announcing the news of their collaboration last week. The duo were joined in the studio by The Dead Weather guitarist Dean Fertita and Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders. The whole group will embark on a short tour in support of Post Pop Depression with an expanded lineup that also includes Homme's Queens of the Stone Age band mate Troy Van Leeuwen and journeyman guitarist Matt Sweeney.

"Break Into Your Heart" is the second track to be released from Post Pop Depression, following "Gardenia." The album will be released on March 18.

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