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In post about marriage equality, Elton John opens up about his first wedding, to a woman

Patrick Riviere/Getty Images In 1976, Elton John told Rolling Stone he was bisexual.  Then, when he got married in 1984, it was to a woman: a German recording engineer named Renate Blauel.  They split after four years, and Elton then decl...
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“How Deep Is Your Love” for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack? Deluxe box set on the way

Capitol/UMeThis year marks the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever, one of the most influential and impactful movies of the '70s -- and its best-selling soundtrack was equally iconic.  So get out your white three-piece suit and put on y...
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Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars top list of most popular weddings songs in America

Greg WilliamsIf you’ve been to a wedding within the past couple of years, you probably have an idea of some of the most popular tunes that are being used by brides and grooms these days....but if you do some "thinking," you'll be able to g...
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Watch now: How Taylor Swift cloned herself in “Look What You Made Me Do” video

Mert & MarcusWondering how Taylor Swift cloned herself in the “Look What You Made Me Do” video? The singer has revealed some behind-the-scenes footage from the special effects-heavy video shoot. A group of Taylor lookalikes were enlist...
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Pure Imagination: Elle King and Ingrid Michaelson to star in live “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” production

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteElle King and Ingrid Michaelson will be playing LA's famous Hollywood Bowl in November, but it won't be their usual music concert.  The two singer/songwriters will be cast members of the Bowl's musical production of Willy W...
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Celine Dion to collect, match donations for hurricane relief during current Las Vegas run

Denise TruscelloLast night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Celine Dion kicked off her latest batch of concerts...and she's using them to help the victims of the recent devastating hurricanes. Celine has announced that she'll be col...
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Texan Don Henley staging benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Cooper Neill/Getty ImagesThough he's a member of that most "California" of bands -- the Eagles -- Don Henley was born and raised in Texas.  That's why he's headlining a benefit concert in November to raise money for the victims of Hurricane H...
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From Comedy Central to a new singing show, Shania Twain is “NOW” ready to take over your TV

Mercury NashvilleGet ready to see a whole lot more of Shania Twain, as she amps up her TV appearances to promote her new album, NOW, which comes out next week.  First, Shania guest stars as a fictionalized version of herself on the ...
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Soundtrack of Clive Davis documentary features hits from Whitney, Aretha, Billy, Bruce, Barry, Kelly, Alicia & More

Larry Busacca/WireImageWho could put together an album full of hits by everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Barry Manilow, to Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Kelly Clarkson and Alicia Keys?  Clive Davis, that's who. An e...
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In the wake of devastating earthquake, Shawn Mendes cancels show in Mexico City

ABC/Matt BrownShawn Mendes has canceled his show scheduled for tonight in Mexico City, following a devastating 7.1 earthquake there that has so far killed over 200 people. In a tweet last night, Shawn wrote, "My deepest condolences are wit...
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Taylor Swift’s team says “Shake It Off” lawsuit is “ridiculous:” “They do not have a case”

BMLGA rep for Taylor Swift is shaking off a copyright infringement lawsuit over Taylor's 2014 #1 hit "Shake It Off," calling it "nothing more than a money grab." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sean Hall and Nathan ...
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Alessia Cara likes the “bolder” sound of her latest hit, “Stay”

ABC/Heidi Gutman If you're mostly familiar with Canadian singer/songwriter Alessia Cara from her empowerment anthem "Scars to Your Beautiful," you may not have recognized her singing on "Stay," her latest hit.  It's a one-off collaboration between...
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Jake Gyllenhaal answers the question, “Would Taylor Swift write a song for you?”

Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift's brief relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal feels like a lifetime ago, but it appears that the actor will never live it down. In a video posted to Facebook to promote his new movie Stronger, due this Friday, Gyllenhaal c...
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Watch now: New “Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two” trailer reveals singer’s pain, loneliness

Courtesy NetflixAhead of the documentary's debut this Friday, Netflix has released an official trailer for Lady Gaga: Five Foot Two. The trailer shows some of the ups and downs of Gaga’s life, including her chronic pain, loneliness, and relatio...
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Get crafty with Jewel on her Handmade Holiday Tour

Credit: Tour DesignJewel is offering some lucky fans the chance to not only enjoy some live holiday music from her, but to also get her help creating some handmade Christmas gifts. The singer, actress, author and poet has announced her Handmade Hol...
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Chicago documentary hits DVD next month

David M. EarnisseChicago, one of the most successful bands in pop music history, is the subject of a documentary available on DVD October 13th. Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago covers the 50-year career of the group that named itself aft...
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Sam Smith wanted to make a “gay” version of “A Star Is Born”…with Ryan Gosling

Ruven AfanadorWhile Sam Smith has won an Oscar for a movie song -- his James Bond theme "Writing's on the Wall" -- he hasn't actually acted in a movie.  But he says at one point, he really wanted to star in a big screen romance...opposite Ryan ...
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Daughtry donates $50K to Habitat for Humanity’s hurricane recovery efforts

Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCDaughtry is doing their part to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.The band has announced they’ll be donating $50,000 to Habitat Hammers Back, a Habitat for Humanity initiative t...
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Listen now: 98 Degrees releases new holiday song, “Season of Love”

Elias TahanChristmas has come early for 98 Degrees fans.The boy band has released the first song off their upcoming Christmas album, Let It Snow. The song is a new original holiday tune called “Season of Love.” 98 Degrees has also reveale...
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Elton John: I’m “too old” to do a James Bond theme

ABC/Randy HolmesThe list of artists who've recorded James Bond themes over the years include the likes of Paul McCartney, Adele, Sheryl Crow, Madonna, Carly Simon, Tina Turner and Gladys Knight.  One artist who hasn't done a Bond theme is Elton Jo...
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George Michael documentary “Freedom” to debut on Showtime October 21

Courtesy SHOWTIMEFans who miss the late George Michael will be able to hear him once again next month, when Showtime airs the documentary George Michael: Freedom. Filmed before the singer's death last Christmas Day, the documentary is narrated by ...
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Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” inching closer to another “Billboard” chart record

Atlantic RecordsWhen Ed Sheeran released his song "Shape of You" in January, it debuted at #1, and months later, it just won't go away. The song has now notched a 22nd week on top of Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart.  That mean...
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Madonna considering “intimate” residency show featuring “humor, pathos and truth”

Joshua BrandaoMadonna has performed at the world's biggest concert venues, but she says at this point in her career, she wants to scale things back. "I've done so many shows -- world tours, stadiums, sports arenas, you name it -- that I feel like ...
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Watch now: Sam Smith deals with heartbreak in “Too Good at Goodbyes” video

Ruven AfanadorIf Sam Smith’s new single, “Too Good at Goodbyes,” made you cry, just wait until you see the video.The clip for the soulful breakup ballad features emotional scenes of love and loss. It begins with Sam singing in an e...
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Lady Gaga postpones European leg of tour as she deals with “severe physical pain”

Image Group LA/ABCAfter being hospitalized last week for “severe physical pain,” Lady Gaga has postponed the European leg of her Joanne world tour in order to take care of her health. A statement from tour promoter Live Nation says the ...
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Thoreau fan Don Henley unveils new educational exhibits at Massachusetts’ Walden Pond

L-R: Comm. of Mass. Dept of Conservation and Recreation Leo Roy, Don Henley, Mass. Sec. of Energy and Environment Affairs Matthew Beaton (Credit: Scot Miller)Back in 1990, The Eagles' Don Henley founded the Walden Woods Project to preserve the works of...
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Debbie Gibson will dance to her own song when new season of “DWTS” debuts tonight

ABC/Craig SjodinWhen pop stars join the cast of Dancing with the Stars, they usually wait a few weeks before dancing to one of their own hits, but not Debbie Gibson. When the show returns for its 25th season tonight on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, she'll hit th...
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Another taste of her honey: Mariah Carey to celebrate 20th anniversary of “Butterfly” with vinyl edition

Legacy RecordingsMariah Carey's sixth studio album, Butterfly, celebrates it's 20th anniversary Saturday.   To honor the occasion, a collector's edition 12-inch vinyl picture disc will be released on October 20.   The original cover phot...
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Sam Smith scores sixth #1 UK hit; equals Britney, Bieber & Queen

Ruven AfanadorSam Smith has only been in the spotlight for about three years, but he's already racked up an impressive chart history.  His new single "Too Good at Goodbyes" has become his sixth number one in his home country of Great Britain. As the Official Chart Company notes, Sam now has as many #1 U.K. hits as Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Queen and Rod Stewart, all of whom have been around much longer than he has.  There are only six male artists who've had more #1 hits, including Elton John, Calvin Harris, and the late George Michael. Sam posted a shot of himself and his band smiling about the news on Twitter, and captioned the shot, "OFFICIALLY NUMBER 1 IN THE UK!! Thank you all from the deepest part of my heart. We can't wait to celebrate tonight with you London x." What's more, "Too Good at Goodbyes" debuted at #1 on the chart, becoming the sixth track to do so in 2017.  Other songs that managed that feat include hits by Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift and Harry Styles. "Too Good at Goodbyes" is the lead single from Sam's new album.  We don't know the release date or title for that yet. OFFICIALLY NUMBER 1 IN THE UK!! Thank you all from the deepest part of my heart. We can't wait to celebrate tonight with you London x pic.twitter.com/9LiwUt6fW6— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) September 15, 2017 Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  
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Madonna: “I never say never” to future adoptions

Courtesy CBS Sunday MorningMadonna is now the proud mom of six children: Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, and twins Stella and Estere.  Her four youngest children were adopted from the African nation of Malawi, and she says she won't close the door...
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