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Monday
Oct172016

Report: Mumford & Sons' Winston Marshall and "Glee's" Dianna Agron Tie the Knot

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagicMumford & Sons musician Winston Marshall and former Glee actress Dianna Agron and are now husband and wife.

The two married during a destination wedding in Morocco on Saturday, Agron's rep tells Us Weekly.

Agron, 30, and Marshall, a 27-year-old banjoist for Mumford & Sons, reportedly got engaged last December.

Marshall was previously linked to pop star Katy Perry. Agron previously dated actor Thomas Cocquerel

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Monday
Oct172016

Nicki Minaj Says She Wasn't "Dragging" Melania Trump with Rap

Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesNicki Minaj offered her two cents on the presidential race while performing at a star-studded concert in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday night.

Specifically, she sent a message regarding Republican nominee Donald Trump and his wife, Melania.

"'Cause Barack [Obama] needed a Michelle, b****, and Bill [Clinton] needed a motherf***ing Hillary, b****. You better pray to God you don’t get stuck with a motherf***ing Melania," she rapped.

When a Minaj fan account tweeted that she was "dragging Melania Trump" with the rap, Minaj responded.

"Wasn't 'dragging,'" she insisted. "She seems nice. But a smart man knows he needs a certain 'kind' of woman when running for President/attempting greatness."

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Monday
Oct172016

Pitbull Joins the "Dancing with the Stars" Judges' Table Tonight

ABC/Byron CohenMr. Worldwide comes to the Dancing with the Stars ballroom on Monday night.

Pitbull will not only open the show with a performance of his song "Greenlight," he'll also serve as a guest judge alongside Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

The singer is filling in for Len Goodman, who's currently busy with the British version of the dance competition series.

The theme for the show is "Latin Night," with the nine remaining celebrities performing either the rumba, salsa, samba, paso doblé, cha cha or Argentine tango.

One competitor will then be sent home, based on the scores from last week -- when no one was eliminated -- and Monday night.

Dancing with the Stars airs at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here's a rundown of the remaining couples and the songs they'll dance to Monday night:

* Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – Cha Cha – “Echa Pa’lante” by Thalia
* Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Salsa – “Light It Up” by Major Lazar featuring Nyla & Fuse ODG
* James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – Rumba – “Need the Sun to Break” by James Bay
* Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – Argentine Tango – “Hotel California” by Eagles
* Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – Paso Doblé – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Santa Esmeralda
* Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Argentine Tango – “Hands to Myself” by Selena Gomez
* Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – Salsa – “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” by Celia Cruz
* Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Samba – “Mas Que Nada” by Sergio Mendes featuring The Black Eyed Peas
* Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Cha Cha – “Bla Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha” by Petty Booka

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Monday
Oct172016

Ouch! Beyoncé's Earring Tears Out During Performance

Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagicNothing stops Beyoncé on stage.

The singer's earring accidentally ripped out of her ear while she was performing at a concert held Saturday in New York City's Barclays Center.

A fan's video shows that as blood started to drip down her earlobe, Beyoncé wiped her ear and continued performing her song "Haunted" -- never missing a beat.

Beyoncé's super-long ponytail apparently got caught on her earring, causing it to rip out.

Beyoncé had wrapped up her Formation tour a week earlier, in nearby MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

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Monday
Oct172016

Lil Jon Confirms Trump Called Him "Uncle Tom" During "Celebrity Apprentice"

Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for MTVLil Jon has responded after a recent report claimed that Donald Trump repeatedly called the Grammy Award-winning rapper and producer "Uncle Tom" while filming The Celebrity Apprentice.

Lil Jon was a contestant on the show in 2013 alongside Omarosa Manigault, who now works on Trump's presidential campaign as director of African-American outreach. Other contestants that season included La Toya Jackson, Bret Michaels, Dennis Rodman and Marilu Henner.

According to The Daily Beast, Trump used the derogatory term for African-Americans while filming an episode in which two teams of contestants were tasked to create competing displays for hair care products. Lil Jon donned an Uncle Sam costume to help his team encourage more sales.

The report claims that when Trump discovered Lil Jon's strategy, he repeatedly referred to him as "Uncle Tom" instead of "Uncle Sam."

The term “Uncle Tom” originated in Harriet Beecher Stowe's 1852 novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and eventually became an insult in the African-American community, used against blacks viewed as subservient to whites.

Lil Jon, an Atlanta native whose birth name is Jonathan Smith, confirmed the incident happened on the show via a statement he posted to Twitter Friday.

The 45-year-old star said, "When this 'Uncle Tom' incident happened on Celebrity Apprentice in the boardroom several of my castmates and I addressed Mr. Trump immediately when we heard the comment."

"I can't say if he knew what he was actually saying or not, but he did stop using that term once we explained it's [sic] offensiveness," the statement continued.

Lil Jon also addressed Trump's presidential candidacy.

"I also want to be clear that I don't agree with many of the statements Mr. Trump has said during his current run for president," he said.

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Monday
Oct172016

Report: Tupac Shakur's Bullet-Damaged Pendant Being Sold for $125K

Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty ImagesYou have the chance to own a gold and diamond pendant worn by Tupac Shakur when he was shot in 1994, but it'll cost you a pretty penny.

Gary Zimet, owner of memorabilia dealer Moments In Time, tells TMZ that the dented pendant was worn on a chain around the rapper's neck when he was shot in New York two years before his death.

The pendant -- being sold in a fixed-price sale for $125,000 -- was reportedly obtained from a member of the rapper’s family, who will receive a majority of the profits.

Beware, though -- Tupac's estate tells the gossip website that they are strongly against the sale and insist no one has the authority to sell any Tupac item, not even family members.

The source adds that they'll file suit against anyone who sells an item, and go after anyone who buys one, too.

Tupac -- whose birth name is Lesane Parish Crooks -- was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in 1996 at the age of 25. 

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Sunday
Oct162016

Rihanna Joins Paul McCartney for Second Weekend of Desert Trip

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert TripRihanna teamed up with Paul McCartney Saturday night for his performance at Desert Trip, a two-weekend festival featuring some of rock's all-time-greatest acts.

Clad in a pinstriped suit, Rihanna joined Sir Paul for his set in Indio, California. Together, they performed the song they released last year with Kanye West, "FourFiveSeconds."

“We have finally found somebody under the age of 50!” the former Beatle joked, according to Billboard.

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan performed Friday night, while Roger Waters and The Who took the stage Sunday night.

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Sunday
Oct162016

Paul McCartney Joined by Rihanna for Second Weekend of Desert Trip

Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Desert TripFor the second weekend of Desert Trip, the star-studded music festival featuring several of rock's all-time greats, Paul McCartney welcomed a special -- and much younger --guest: Rihanna.

Clad in a pinstriped suit, Rihanna joined Sir Paul for his Saturday-night set in Indio, California. Together, they performed the song they released last year with Kanye West, "FourFiveSeconds."

“We have finally found somebody under the age of 50!” the former Beatle joked, according to Billboard.

As was the case during the first weekend of Desert Trip, the other Saturday-night headliner, Neil Young, teamed up with McCartney on The Beatles' "Day in the Life" and "Why Don’t We Do It in the Road," as well as John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance."

Young's set earlier in the night was different than the one he played the previous weekend, according to Billboard, inserting tunes like “Cowgirl in the Sand” and "Like a Hurricane."

The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan performed Friday night, while Roger Waters and The Who took the stage Sunday night.

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Friday
Oct142016

Adrienne Bailon's Fiancé Being Sued for Unpaid Child Support

Jerritt Clark/Getty ImagesAdrienne Bailon's gospel-singing fiancé, Israel Houghton, is being sued for the unpaid child support of two children he allegedly sired outside of his twenty-year marriage.

According to Bossip.com, the Texas State Attorney Child Support Division has sued Houghton for not contributing to the upkeep of the children he allegedly fathered while married to his ex-wife, Meleasa.

The local police department has reportedly confirmed that Houghton has admitted to fathering son Kingston, 4, but has yet to determine if the younger son, Khristian, 2, is his child as well.  

Both children share the last name Houghton.

In court documents obtained by Bossip, the attorney general is asking that the former Joel Osteenmegachurch preacher pay both back and current child support for his alleged sons, as well as medical expenses and health insurance.  

If he fails to do so, Houghton could have his wages garnished to support the two boys.

Houghton and Bailon recently celebrated their wedding shower in California and are set to get married next month. Neither has commented on the lawsuit.  

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Friday
Oct142016

To the Left: Ann Coulter Confuses Beyonce for Nicki Minaj

L-R: Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé; Photo Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/HBO; Image Group LA/ABCAnn Coulter needs a immediate lesson in bey-history. The conservative pundit attempted to criticize Beyonce for her racy lyrics, only to confuse Bey for Young Money's Nick Minaj.

Coulter, who went on Twitter to attempt to downplay Donald Trump's recent controversial comments about woman, tweeted that Beyonce also makes similar inappropriate references in her music.

"Beyonce, cited by Michelle Obama as role model for her daughters, sings about "p**** curvalicious, served delicious." Oh my. I just fainted," she wrote.

While Coulter seemed confident in her comparison, she failed to realize that those lyrics were actually a paraphrase of Nicki Minaj's lyrics on Bey's "Flawless (Remix)" in 2014. Of course, true Bey fans caught the error and were quick to let Coulter know.

One user wrote, "This is really the best  can do. Trump admits to sexually assaulting women and you ignore that and google Beyonce lyrics," while another tweeted, "That's Nicki Minaj's verse and she's not running for president, but thanks for playing."

Beyonce has not commented on Coulter's remarks. 

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Friday
Oct142016

Chocolate Droppa Teams Up with T.I., Chris Brown and More on "Kevin Hart: What Now?" Mixtape

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteKevin Hart is offering his take on freestyling in his new Kevin Hart: What Now? mixtape which will also feature some of music's hottest acts.

Hart, who announced in August he had signed to Motown Records as his alter ego, Chocolate Droppa, has enlisted the likes of Trey SongzT.I.MigosBig Sean2 ChainzChris BrownNick JonasAkonLil Yachty and other artists as part of a mixtape for his new stand-up concert film, Kevin Hart: What Now?

The mixtape, which is out today, coincides with the release of Hart's film, in theaters now. For more information on Chocolate Droppa go to the newly launch website, chocolatedroppamixtape.com.  

The full track listing for Kevin Hart: What Now? (The Mixtape Presents Chocolate Droppa) is below.

Chocolate Droppa Intro Skit
"Baller Alert"  --  feat. TI and Migos
"Light It Up" --  Big Sean and 2 Chainz
Chocolate Droppa Skit
"All Falls Down" -- feat. Tink
"Push It On Me" -- Kevin "Chocolate Droppa" Hart and Trey Songz
Chocolate Droppa Skit
"Give It Back" -- feat. Akon
"Stretch Marks" -- feat. Kent Jones
"What Happened To" -- feat. Kevin Ross
"All Day" -- feat. Lil Yachty and PnB Rock
"Scream" --feat. Chris Brown and Joelle James
"Saturday Night" -- feat. Clinton Sparks and Joey Bandz
"Sunday Morning" -- feat. Nick Jonas
"What Now" -- feat. BJ The Chicago Kid, Wale, and Chaz French
"Love o'Clock" -- feat. Phaedra
Chocolate Droppa Outro Skit 

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Friday
Oct142016

Sixx:A.M. Declares "We Will Not Go Quietly" on New Song 

Eleven Seven MusicSixx:A.M. has premiered "We Will Not Go Quietly," the first single from Prayers for the Blessed, the second volume of the band's double album. You can listen to "We Will Not Go Quietly," and watch the accompanying performance video, now via YouTube.

"'We Will Not Go Quietly' takes the call-to-action spirit of 'Rise' to a whole new level," says frontman James Michael, referring to the single from Sixx:A.M.'s last album, Prayers for the Damned. "It reflects the raw passion with which mankind fights as some of our most basic human rights are being threatened."

Prayers for the Blessed will be released November 18. Sixx:A.M. will be supporting on the album on a tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, which begins October 18 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Friday
Oct142016

Bring Me the Horizon's "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" Due in December

Credit: Danny BaldwinBring Me the Horizon's Live at the Royal Albert Hall will arrive just in time for the holidays. Originally scheduled to be released in September, the live album and concert film is now due out December 2.

Live at the Royal Albert Hall was recorded at Bring Me the Horizon's show at the London venue earlier this year to support Teenage Cancer Trust. During the concert, Oli Sykes and company performed alongside a full orchestra.

You can pre-order Live at the Royal Albert Hall now on Bring Me the Horizon's website.

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Friday
Oct142016

Green Day's "Revolution Radio" Debuts at Number One in UK

Reprise RecordsGreen Day's new album Revolution Radio has debuted at number one on the U.K.'s Official Albums Chart.

"The U.K. has always been a huge part of our story and to have a chart-topping album at this stage of our career is especially gratifying," says Green Day of the achievement.

With Revolution Radio, Green Day's now has three number-one albums in the U.K., following 2004's American Idiot and 2009's 21st Century Breakdown.

Revolution Radio is also on pace to debut at number one on the Billboard 200.

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Friday
Oct142016

Cassadee Pope Set to Sing the National Anthem Before "Sunday Night Football"

BMLGCassadee Pope will sing “The Star Spangled Banner” before the Houston Texans take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football this weekend. You can catch Cassadee’s performance at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC. This also happens to be the yearly Pink Ribbon Match-Up that kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Currently out on the latest leg of Chris Young’s I’m Comin’ Over Tour, Cassadee also happens to be nominated for her very first CMA Award for the pair's duet “Think of You.” We’ll find out if she and Chris can take home the Musical Event of the Year trophy November 2 when the 50th Annual CMA Awards air on ABC.

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Friday
Oct142016

U2 and David Bowie Among Nominees for 2016 "Q" Awards

Olaf Heine; Jimmy KingU2 and the late David Bowie are among the nominees for this year's Q Awards, presented by the British music magazine.

Bono and company received nominations in two categories: Best Live Act and Best Act in the World Today.

Bowie, meanwhile, earned a nod in the Best Album category for Blackstar, which was released two days before the music icon died this past January.

Other Q Awards nominees include Coldplay, Beyonce and Muse.

The 2016 Q Awards will be held November 2 in London. Visit QtheMusic.com for the full list of nominees and to vote for your favorites.

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Friday
Oct142016

Meghan Trainor to Salute Shania Twain on "CMT Artists of the Year" Special

CMTMeghan Trainor may be a pop star, but she lives in Nashville, has written a massive hit for country group Rascal Flatts, and has performed on the Country Music Association Awards.  Now, she's making another country music awards show appearance to honor a superstar: Shania Twain.

Meghan is one of several non-country acts who'll appear on the CMT Artists of the Year special, airing October 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.  Megan, R&B star Jill Scott and country singer Kelsea [KELL-see] Ballerini will all team up to pay tribute to Shania, who'll be receiving the Artist of a Lifetime Award. 

Arsenio Hall and Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian [KOH-shun] will be presenters at the ceremony, which celebrates the top five country artists of the year: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton.

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Friday
Oct142016

Meghan Trainor & Zara Larsson to Perform on "CMT Artists of the Year" Special 

CMTMeghan Trainor may be a pop star, but she lives in Nashville, has written a massive hit for country group Rascal Flatts, and has performed on the Country Music Association Awards.  Now, she's making another country music awards show appearance to honor a superstar: Shania Twain.

Meghan is one of several non-country acts who'll appear on the CMT Artists of the Year special, airing October 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.  Megan, R&B star Jill Scott and country singer Kelsea [KELL-see] Ballerini will all team up to pay tribute to Shania, who'll be receiving the Artist of a Lifetime Award. 

Meanwhile, Zara Larsson will also appear on the show, performing with country star Thomas Rhett.  They'll perform Zara's hit "Never Forget You" and Thomas' smash "Die a Happy Man."

Arsenio Hall and Olympic gold medalists Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian [KOH-shun] will be presenters at the ceremony, which celebrates the top five country artists of the year: Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Chris Stapleton.

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Friday
Oct142016

Brantley Gilbert Packs 'Em In on the Final Dates of His Take It Outside Tour

BMLGBrantley Gilbert is closing out this year’s Take It Outside Tour with a problem any artist would like to have. His final two dates this weekend sold out so quickly, he’s working to free up a few more seats.

“We were talking about how crazy the summer has been, and all the people who were coming out to rock with us,” he says. “Since the Red Rocks shows had sold out so fast, it seemed like a lot of people didn’t even have a minute to get tickets.”

Brantley confesses he has a little extra motivation to pack as many people as possible into the iconic amphitheater on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, since this is the last time he’ll get to play for a while.

“These shows have to carry me into next year. I’m going to get out there and take it as far as I can. It’s...two nights where we leave it all on the stage.”

The Georgia native kicks off his The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour February 3 in College Station, Pennsylvania.

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Friday
Oct142016

Todd Rundgren Shares Details About New All Starr Band Tour, Which Kicks Off Saturday

Credit: Rob ShanahanRingo Starr's All Starr Band launches a new fall tour of the West Coast and the Far East that kicks off this Saturday in Snoqualmie, Washington, and is mapped out through a November 19 concert in San Rafael, California. The U.S. portion of the trek is split into two parts that sandwich a series of Japanese dates and the group's first-ever performance in South Korea -- a November 5 show in Seoul.

All Starr Band member Todd Rundgren tells ABC Radio about the Seoul concert, "I've never been there myself, so it'll be interesting…I think many of the band members have never been to Korea before. There's not a market for us there."

Rundgren says that most of the U.S. gigs will be in cities that the All Starr Band has visited before, although there "are definitely some new ones that'll be fun to get to."

The veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist also reports that the band's lineup remains the same as it has for the last few years, and that the shows will feature pretty much the same set as the group's been playing recently. Besides Ringo and Todd, the All Starr Band includes founding Santana singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister singer/bassist Richard Page, drummer Gregg Bissonette and multi-instrumentalist Warren Ham.

Meanwhile, Ringo has been working on a follow-up to his 2015 album Postcards from Paradise, which featured a song that the All Starr Band co-wrote called "Island in the Sun" that Rundgren says came together at a soundcheck. While the new album doesn't yet feature a collaborative tune like "Island in the Sun," Todd says "there's nothing to say that something like that couldn't happen again, especially if Ringo wants it to happen."

Here are all of the All Starr Band's upcoming tour dates:

10/15 -- Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino
10/16 -- Spokane, WA, INB Performing Arts Center
10/18 -- Portland, OR, Keller Auditorium
10/19 -- Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Casino Theater
10/20 -- Costa Mesa, CA, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
10/24 -- Osaka, Japan, Orix Gekijo
10/25 -- Nagoya, Japan, Aichi-Ken Geijutsu Gekijo
10/27 -- Fukuoka, Japan, Sun Palace Hall
10/28 -- Hiroshima, Japan, Bunkagakuen HBG Hall
10/30 -- Tokyo, Japan, NHK
11/1 -- Tokyo, Japan, Orchard Hall
11/2 -- Tokyo, Japan, Orchard Hall
11/5 -- Seoul, South Korea, Seoul Jamshil Indoor Stadium
11/8 -- Honolulu, HI, Blaisdell Arena
11/11 -- Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
11/12 -- Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino
11/13 -- Las Vegas, NV, Smith Center
11/15 -- Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
11/17 -- Stockton, CA, Bob Hope Theatre
11/19 -- San Rafael, CA, Marin Center Veteran's Memorial Auditorium

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