Brad Paisley returns to his honeymoon spot to help out after natural disasters

ABC/Image Group LA Brad Paisley is pitching in to help those affected by the recent wildfires and mudslides in California.

The "Today" hitmaker is organizing a May 12 benefit at the Santa Barbara Bowl, with proceeds going to the community through local organizations. He’s calling it “The 2nd Responders,” as a tip of the hat to those who were on the front lines. Ellen DeGeneres will be his special guest, and he’s enlisting other friends to join him as well.

Brad and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, have a special connection to the area.  “Kim and I fell in love with Santa Barbara and the Montecito area on our honeymoon,” Brad explains. “It feels like small-town America by the sea.”

“With this concert I hope to raise awareness, spirits and money for the region that’s recovering from the devastating mudslides and fires,” he continues. “I hope people come out and actually make it an experience with us and visit some of the local shops, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.”

Tickets will be available to local residents this Friday before going on sale to the general public on Saturday.

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Have Nas and Kelis reached a custody agreement over their son?

Johnny Nunez/WireImageNas and ex-wife Kelis appear to have reached a settlement when it comes to custody of their eight-year-old son, Knight

TMZ reports that the former couple has agreed to share joint legal and physical custody of Knight. 

Nas and Kelis will alternate Knight's birthdays: The "Hate Me Now" rapper will get the even years and the "Milkshake" singer the odd years. 

In addition, Nas will take over parental responsibilities for his son on Father's Day and Kelis on Mother's Day. 

TMZ adds that Kelis currently receives $8,000 a month in child support from Nas, but she claims he should be able to provide more. 

Nas and Kelis married in 2005, and divorced in 2010, one year after Knight was born. 

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Evanescence details "Lost Whispers" Record Store Day release

Credit: P.R. BrownEvanescence will be releasing their Lost Whispers rarities collection as a standalone LP for the first time for this year's Record Store Day, held April 21.

Previously available as a part of the band's The Ultimate Collection vinyl box set, Lost Whispers includes a variety of b-sides and bonus tracks, as well as a 2016 recording of the track "Even in Death," which was originally featured on Evanescence's 2000 demo album, Origin.

The Record Store Day version of Lost Whispers is pressed on blue translucent vinyl, and will be limited to 2,500 copies. For a list of participating stores, visit

Meanwhile, Evanescence is launching a co-headlining tour with acclaimed violinist Lindsey Stirling this summer starting July 6 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Here's the Lost Whispers track list:

"Lost Whispers"
"Even in Death (2016)"
"Farther Away"
"Breathe No More"
"If You Don't Mind"
"Together Again"
"The Last Song I'm Wasting on You"
"A New Way to Bleed"
"Say You Will"
"Secret Door"

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Graham Nash says he's still not talking to David Crosby

Credit: Amy GranthamAs Graham Nash winds down his latest U.S. solo tour this week, the folk-rock legend reports there's still no thaw in his feud with his longtime collaborator David Crosby, and so no plans for a Crosby, Stills & Nash reunion.

"None of us are talking to Crosby and we don't want to," Nash tells Minnesota newspaper The Star Tribune. "That's the way it is, I'm afraid."

As for how long it's been since he and Crosby spoke, Nash says, "Shockingly, over two years ago." He adds, I was his best friend for so many years. I saved his ass on so many levels it's insane. For him to treat one of his so-called best friends the way Crosby has treated me, I just won't stand for it."

Graham maintains that among the reasons for his rift with David was how his old friend reacted to what Nash wrote about him in his 2013 memoir, Wild Tales, claiming that much of it was B.S.

Nash notes that there's also currently no chance for a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion, "Because if I'm p***ed at Crosby, you can bet Neil [Young] is p***ed at Crosby.

As for how he's getting along with Young these days, Graham says, "Pretty good," while revealing that he recently met up with Neil and gave him back some of his handwritten lyrics sheets Nash had collected.

Nash points out that since he grew up as the only boy in his family, he would up considering David, Neil and Stephen Stills his brothers, but notes that "as usual with family, after 50 years, sometimes you don't agree with your family."

Here are the remaining dates of Graham's U.S. tour in support if his 2016 solo album, This Path Tonight:

3/20 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota
3/21 -- Minneapolis, MN, The Dakota
3/23 -- Iowa City, IA, The Englert Theatre
3/24 -- Osceola, IA, Lakeside Casino

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"Miss Camaraderie"? Azealia Banks says Rihanna and Beyoncé's albums were influenced by her

Brad Barket/Getty ImagesAzealia Banks has a new announcement to make: Rihanna's smash hit album Anti was inspired by her.

In a recent response to a fan on Twitter, captured by Rhymes with Snitch, the "Big Big Beat" rapper explains, "rihanna named her album anti after having a studio session with me and me tell her she needed to make and [sic] anti-pop record."  

What's interesting about this statement is that Azealia was rumored to be appear on RiRi's Anti disc before it dropped in 2016. 

Her feature never appeared, but Azealia shared the alleged demo of the track, called "La Dominadora," online that year. 

Azealia also says in the same message that the "oshun orisha influence" from Beyoncé's album Lemonade was also her doing. 

"I made it okay for these pop stars to be political in this recent era," Azealia continues. 

"I paid the price to initiate all of these conversations your faves lollipoped [sic] off of. Don't try me."   

True or not, Banks' revelation comes amid another bold statement she made on Instagram Monday. In a detailed note on the social media platform, she labels herself as "the most influential female rapper post nicki Minaj." 

"I may not be the most popular.. but definitely the most influential. My words are powerful, when I speak the people ALWAYS react," she writes.  

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"Oh, God, no!" Kelly Clarkson on whether her kids have watched her one and only movie

20th Century Fox/19 EntertainmentKelly Clarkson has made no bones about the fact that she loathes From Justin to Kelly, the 2003 movie she was forced to make with runner-up Justin Guarini after she won American Idol.  And in a new interview, she sounds like she's dead set against her kids seeing it...ever.

Asked if her kids know about the movie, Kelly tells Rolling Stone, "Oh, God, no! It's one of my nanny's favorite movies -- and I'm like, 'I swear to God, I'll fire you.' I was contractually obligated [to make it]. I didn't want to."

"I show them cool stuff like, you know, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter," Kelly adds.

Kelly also addresses the fact that, during her legendary American Idol audition, she seemed very confident for an unknown.

"Honestly, my place had just burned down in L.A., I had lived in my car for three days, and I literally had made that outfit I was wearing," she laughs, recalling that moment. "I think the only reason I was probably confident is I had nothing to lose!"

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Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder among headliners for inaugural Grandoozy festival in Denver

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCStevie Wonder will headline the final day of the inaugural Grandoozy, a new festival from the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands that will run from September 14 to September 16 in Denver's Overland Park.

The headliners for the event's first and second day, respectively, are rap star Kendrick Lamar and British alternative-rock act Florence + the Machine. Other artists slated to perform at the festival include soul/gospel great Mavis Staples, De La Soul, Phoenix, The Chainsmokers, Logic, Sturgill Simpson, Miguel, and St. Vincent.

For the full lineup and ticket info, visit

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"Hard to Face Reality": Justin Bieber features on new single coming April 6 

Rodin Eckenroth/Getty ImagesJustin Bieber's last few collaborative singles -- "Despacito," "Cold Water," "Let Me Love You" and "I'm the One" -- have all been major hits, so we assume his brand-new one will achieve similar success.

Justin's featured on "Hard to Face Reality," a track by songwriter and producer Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd.  The song, due April 6, is from Boyd's upcoming album Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music.   Poo Bear and Justin have a long history; Boyd co-wrote his hits "What Do U Mean" and "Where Are Ü Now."  He also co-wrote "I'm the One" and the "Despacito" remix. 

Other artists featured on Poo Bear's bilingual album include Jennifer Lopez, Latin superstars Juanes and J Balvin, and Skrillex.

In addition to Justin, Poo Bear has also co-written or produced songs for Sam Smith, Usher, Chris Brown, 112, Fifth Harmony, Pink, Whitney Houston, The Rolling Stones, Drake, Patti LaBelle, Mariah Carey and many more.

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Keith Urban is "Coming Home" with pop star Julia Michaels

ABC/Image Group LA It looks like Wednesday will bring new music from Keith Urban.

“There’s nothin’ in the world that feels like coming home…” the Australian superstar tweeted on Monday, along with Wednesday’s date, 3.21.

The post also includes a fifteen-second snippet of a song, attached to what appears to be its artwork. The new tune “Coming Home” will feature Grammy-nominated pop singer/songwriter Julia Michaels, who scored a huge hit last year with “Issues."

“Coming Home” is the follow-up to Keith’s top-ten “Female,” the lead single from his forthcoming Graffiti U album. He’s also released the track “Parallel Line” in his native Australia.

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Christina Grimmie’s family suing her tour promoter and venue where she was killed

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicThe family of Christina Grimmie has filed a lawsuit against the tour promoter and the venue where she was performing when she was killed by an obsessed fan in 2016.

The suit against AEG Live SE and The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Plaza Foundation alleges Christina’s death was caused by the failure of the tour promoter and the owner of The Plaza Live Theater to take adequate security measures to ensure her safety.

The complaint accuses the defendants of only conducting “superficial bag checks” the night of the concert, with no body pat downs or metal detectors.

Christina’s assailant as able to enter the venue with two handguns, two full magazines and a large hunting knife. He killed the singer on June 10, 2016 as she greeted fans and signed autographs following her performance, then later took his own life. Christina, who came in third on season six of The Voice, was 22 years old.

The Grimmie family is suing for unspecified damages.

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"Pull Up": Cardi B demands respect for exotic dancers and video vixens

Kai Z FengCardi B has never shied away from talking about her exotic dancing past. 

But now the Grammy-nominated superstar wants people to not only respect it, but also respect other exotic dancers as well. 

She tells Cosmopolitan, "People say, 'Why do you always got to say that you used to be a stripper? We get it,'" to which she replies, "Because ya'll don't respect me because of it, and y'all going to respect these strippers from now on." 

Cardi also brings up the apparent lack of respect that video vixens get, even in the current #MeToo social movement climate: "A lot of video vixens have spoke about this and nobody gives a f***. When I was trying to be a vixen, people were like, 'You want to be on the cover of this magazine?' Then they pull their d***s out." 

Cardi goes on, "I bet if one of these women stands up and talks about it, people are going to say, 'So what? You're a ho. It don't matter.'"   

As for the producers and directors in the hip-hop music video world, Cardi says that "they're not woke, they're scared." 

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Blake, Chesney, Keith and Lady A are all ACM-bound

Academy of Country MusicThe list of stars you’ll see on this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards keeps growing.

Kenny ChesneyBlake SheltonKeith Urban and Lady Antebellum are now set to sing on the show. They join Jason AldeanKelsea BalleriniDierks BentleyLuke BryanFlorida Georgia Line with Bebe RexhaMiranda LambertMaren Morris, and Thomas Rhett, who previously joined the performance roster.

We’re also getting our first look at this year’s presenters. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew BreesEntertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell, actress Rebecca Romijn, and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn are all on the board.

You can tune in for all the action Sunday, April 15, when the 53rd ACM Awards air live from Las Vegas on CBS, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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Solange to receive honor at 70th Parsons School of Design benefit

Miranda McdonaldGrammy winner Solange will be honored at this year's 70th annual Parsons Benefit in New York City.   

The benefit is organized by the Parsons School of Design, a college within New York's New School, is currently ranked as the best art and design school in the country.  

The New School made the announcement on its Instagram account Monday, writing, "Solange. Marco Bizzarri, CEO of Gucci. José Neves, CEO and Founder of Farfetch."

"It is our great pleasure to honor these pioneers of fashion, entrepreneurship, technology, sustainability, and entertainment at the 70th Annual #ParsonsBenefits on May 21st." 

The 70th annual Parsons Benefit will take place at Pier Sixty in New York City. 

The special event was created to raise scholarship money for New School students while also honoring individuals within the greater design and performance community. 

Past honorees include RihannaSex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington.  

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Demi Lovato opens up about having suicidal thoughts at a young age

Image Group LA/ABCDemi Lovato is opening up to Dr. Phil about some of her darkest times.

In an interview that airs Tuesday, the singer admits to having suicidal thoughts as early as age seven.

"The very first time I was suicidal was when I was seven. I had this fascination with death," the singer tells Dr. Phil, in a clip obtained by Entertainment Tonight. "I have experienced things that I have not talked about, and I don't know if I ever will talk about. But at seven, I knew that if I were to take my own life, that the pain would end."

She says she experienced those thoughts again when she was bullied and during several other times in her life when she was dealing with her bipolar disorder. She also struggled with self-harm.

“I turned to cutting and there was a while there when my mom was afraid to wake me up in the mornings because she didn't know if she opened the door if I would be alive or not," Demi says. "Because every time I cut, it got deeper and deeper."

Demi eventually sought treatment for her mental health and addictions, and last week celebrated six years sober.

Demi says she would tell anyone feeling suicidal today to “hold on because the longer you go without acting on an urge, the easier it will be for you and the more resilient, the more strong you’ll become.”

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Garth Brooks speaks out in support of Saturday's March for Our Lives

ABC Radio Garth Brooks is voicing his support for Saturday’s student-organized March for Our Lives.

During Monday night’s episode of Inside Studio G on Facebook, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year read a letter he’d received from Parkland, Florida shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez.

“I believe the young people in this country can change the world. And wouldn’t that be something?” the Stoneman Douglas High School student said.

“It’s yours!” Garth responded, encouraging Emma and her peers to “take it and shape it.”

“Be tolerant. Be loving. And don’t let hate win,” he added.

Garth went on to perform an unrecorded song he’d written with Tony Arata, who helped him craft his classic, “The Dance.” The song contains the line, “to matter then, it must matter now,” which Garth says reminds him of the students who’ll be marching Saturday.

Seventeen people were killed during the Valentine’s Day shooting at the Florida school. Supporters from all across the country will join the Parkland students on Saturday as they march on Washington to call for improved gun control and school safety measures.

You can check out the latest weekly edition of Inside Studio G on Garth’s Facebook page now.

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It's Gonna Be April: 'N SYNC to reunite for Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony 

PRNewsfoto/Epic RightsIt's the moment that 'N SYNC fans have been waiting for.  The multi-platinum boy band will be honored April 30 with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and "This I Promise You": They're going to reunite for the ceremony.

'N SYNC's star will be number 2,636 on the legendary Walk, and it'll be located at 7080 Hollywood Boulevard near the corner of LaBrea.  That location also includes the stars for the Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block and New Edition.

“'N SYNC fans have been patiently waiting for their favorite group to set a date and we are announcing the date earlier than usual so they can start making plans to visit Hollywood and see [them]," said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. release of 'N SYNC's debut single, "I Want You Back."

The star ceremony will take place 11:30 a.m. PDT, but will be streamed live on  There will be a celebrity guest speaker, but that person has not yet been revealed.  May we suggest Britney Spears?

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Britney Spears is the new face of Kenzo's '80s-inspired fashion campaign

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCBritney Spears is throwing things back to the ‘80s with her new fashion campaign.

The singer has been named the face of Kenzo’s La Collection Memento No2 Spring 2018 campaign, modeling bright and bold styles inspired by the decade Kenzo Jeans was born.

The campaign, shot on location in Paris, features pieces including a green cropped sweatshirt and baseball cap emblazoned with the original Kenzo logo. Britney also modeled a cropped denim jacket, denim bathing suit and lace-up thigh high boots; and a pink and green tropical print ensemble.

“This collection is very youthful,” Britney tells Vogue. “We had fun on set, even though it was a bit weird for me at first. I am used to shooting in a studio or a small space, and this was on the street. We were out there and I had really promiscuous clothes on, which felt odd, but, of course, on film it turned out to be really cool.”

These days, as mom to two boys Sean and Jaden, Britney leaves her fashion risks for the photoshoots.

“I think when I was younger I took so many risks and really went for it,” she says. “…I think as a mother you hold back from that out of fear of embarrassing your kids and out of respect for them.”

The Kenzo campaign marks her first fashion ads since her Candie's campaigns in the early-mid 2000s.

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Hollywood Undead reissuing 2008 debut "Swan Songs" on vinyl for 10th anniversary

Interscope/UMe Hollywood Undead's 2008 debut album Swan Songs is being reissued in vinyl in honor of its 10th anniversary. The two-LP collection will be released on May 11.

Swan Songs introduced the Los Angeles band's brand of rap-rock, and spawned the singles "Undead" and "Young." Hollywood Undead has since released four more albums, the most recent being 2017's Five.

The Swan Songs reissue will be available on standard black vinyl, as well as on limited edition blue vinyl. Only 500 copies of the latter version will be pressed, available exclusively through

Here's the Swan Songs vinyl reissue track list:

"Sell Your Soul"
"Everywhere I Go"
"No Other Place"
"No. 5"
"Black Dahlia"
"This Love, This Hate"
"Bottle and a Gun"
"The Diary"
"Paradise Lost"

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Neil Diamond to receive Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor 

Micah DiamondNeil Diamond, who recently announced his retirement from touring, will receive the Johnny Mercer Award at this year's Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards dinner.

At the June 14 ceremony in New York City, Diamond will be presented with the Hall of Fame's highest honor, given to a member of the Hall whose body of work is of such "high quality and impact" that it "upholds the gold standard set by the legendary Johnny Mercer." 

Mercer, who co-founded Capitol Records, wrote standards such as "That Old Black Magic," "One for My Baby," "Summer Wind," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Satin Doll," and "Moon River," among countless others.

In a statement, Songwriter Hall of Fame President and CEO Linda Moran said, "Neil is the quintessential songwriter, having been on the world radar for decades with anthemic songs that speak to everyone. We are so pleased to be presenting him with the prestigious Johnny Mercer Award."

Past recipients of the Johnny Mercer Award include Lionel Richie, Paul Simon, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Elton John, Van Morrison, Carole King, and Stevie Wonder.

As previously reported, this year's inductees include John Mellencamp, Kool & the Gang, Jermaine Dupri and country star Alan Jackson Sara Bareilles will receive the Hal David Starlight Award.

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Florence + the Machine to headline inaugural Grandoozy festival in Denver

ABC/Fred LeeFlorence + the Machine will headline the inaugural Grandoozy, a new festival from the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands taking place September 14-16 in Denver.

The Grandoozy bill also includes Phoenix, Young the Giant, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs and Bishop Briggs, as well as headliners Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder.

For the full lineup and ticket info, visit

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