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Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” spends record-breaking 23 weeks at #1 on AC chart

Travis SchneiderMaroon 5 just shattered a Billboard chart record with their hit “Girls Like You.” The song is number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart for the 23rd week, breaking the record for the longest reign...
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Madonna — surprise! — stirs controversy with Eurovision Song Contest performance

Michael Campanella/Getty ImagesAs recently as last Thursday, it reportedly wasn't even a certainty that Madonna would perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.  But Sunday's annual competition, held this year in Tel Aviv, Israel, did indeed feature ...
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Party with Hardy! Laine beats Alejandro Aranda to win ‘American Idol’

ABC/Eric McCandlessThe votes are in, and our new American Idol is -- Laine Hardy. This season came to a close with an epic three-hour finale Sunday night, complete with a real-time vote that whittled the finalists from three down to two, until finally ...
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Madonna’s playing theaters because new album is a “different kind of vibe,” says promoter

PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentMadonna surprised a lot of fans when she announced that instead of doing her usual stadium tour, she'd instead be doing multiple nights in theaters, in major cities around the world.  Now, the man who's promo...
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Elton John working on Tammy Faye Bakker musical, eyeing London 2020 premiere

Eric Neitzel/WireImageElton John may be retiring from the road, but he seems to be as busy as ever.  Not only is he developing a musical version of the hit movie The Devil Wears Prada, he's also working on bringing to the stage the story of late...
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Hootie & the Blowfish to sing “Let Her Cry” on “The Voice” finale

Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU PhotobankHootie & the Blowfish will give fans a preview of their upcoming summer tour with a performance on The Voice finale on Tuesday night. As previously reported, the band has a big tour lined up to mark the 25th ann...
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Kelly Clarkson slams “fake news” reports about her diet: “I ain’t got time 4 all that”

Carter SmithKelly Clarkson doesn't have time for people pretending to be her on social media, and she really doesn't have time for people who are spreading rumors about her weight loss. When a fan tweeted about a fake Twitter account set up under Ke...
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The Backstreet Boys release “reimagined” version of “I Want It That Way”

ABC/Paula LoboSaturday, May 18 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of the Backstreet Boys' most popular album, Millennium, and to mark the occasion, the band has released a "reimagined" version of their signature tune, "I Want It That Way" --...
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Madonna heads for the “Future” in new “Madame X”

Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick This Saturday, Madonna will perform in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the finale of the Eurovision Song Contest, and ahead of that performance, she's released one of the songs she'll be singing. "Future" is a track from ...
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Post “Rocketman” premiere, Elton John declares, “I am a survivor”

Paramount PicturesElton John's biopic Rocketman, which debuted yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival, doesn't shy away from portraying both the good and the bad of the music legend's life, including his addictions to drugs, sex and shopping, his ...
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Ryan Seacrest explains why you should watch “American Idol” finale over “Game of Thrones”

ABC/Eric McCandlessIt’s the battle of the finales this Sunday: American Idol will crown its winner as Game of Thrones crowns the new ruler of Westeros.  So which one will you watch? Idol host Ryan Seacrest says it’s a no-brainer. &ldqu...
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“Rocketman” star and teary-eyed Elton John score standing ovations at Cannes Film Festival

Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty ImagesThe first reviews are in...and Elton John's biopic Rocketman could be a big hit. The movie had its world premiere Thursday night at France's Cannes Film Festival, and as IndieWire reports, Taron Egerto...
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Madonna finally signs Eurovision Song Contest contract, will perform after all

Steven Klein @stevenkleinstudioMadonna is currently in Israel, rehearsing for her performance at the finale of this year's Eurovision Song Contest -- a TV show that's absolutely massive everywhere but in North America.  But until a few hours ago...
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Rolling in the real estate: Adele buys second home in same Beverly Hills neighborhood

Cameron Spencer/Getty ImagesNew life, new digs?  Adele, who recently announced that she's splitting with her husband, has purchased a new multi-million-dollar mansion in the same Beverly Hills neighborhood where she already owns a home. Var...
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Rob Thomas offering live CDs from his upcoming tour for pre-order now

Randall SlavinForget about those days when you used to have to smuggle a tape recorder into a concert by your favorite singer: On his upcoming tour, Rob Thomas is making things super-easy for you. Pre-orders are now being accepted for "instant" CD...
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Rob Thomas offering live CDs from his upcoming tour for pre-order now

Randall SlavinForget about those days when you used to have to smuggle a tape recorder into a concert by your favorite singer: On his upcoming tour, Rob Thomas is making things super-easy for you. Pre-orders are now being accepted for "instant" CD...
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Hear Elton sing with “Elton”: Rocketman duet “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” is out now

Interscope RecordsWith Rocketman premiering tonight at the Cannes Film Festival, you can now hear the star of the Elton John biopic, Taron Egerton, duet with Elton himself. The song "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" was written specifically for Rocketman b...
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Hear Elton sing with “Elton”: Rocketman duet “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” is out now

Interscope RecordsWith Rocketman premiering tonight at the Cannes Film Festival, you can now hear the star of the Elton John biopic, Taron Egerton, duet with Elton himself. The song "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" was written specifically for Rocketman b...
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“Survivor” super-fan Sia gives $100K to her favorite contestant

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Daily Front RowSia is quite possibly Survivor’s number one fan.  She’s such a fan, in fact, that she awarded her favorite contestant $100,000 after he lost the competition. During the reunion show Wedn...
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“Survivor” super-fan Sia gives $100K to her favorite contestant

Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Daily Front RowSia is quite possibly Survivor’s number one fan.  She’s such a fan, in fact, that she awarded her favorite contestant $100,000 after he lost the competition. During the reunion show Wedn...
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Elton John will finally see “Rocketman” tonight; star Taron Egerton says, “I think he’ll love it”

Rich Fury/Getty Images for EJAFElton John's biopic Rocketman will premiere tonight at the Cannes Film Festival, and Elton himself will finally see the finished movie for the first time. Taron Egerton, who plays Elton in Rocketman, says he's a little wo...
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Elton John will finally see “Rocketman” tonight; star Taron Egerton says, “I think he’ll love it”

Rich Fury/Getty Images for EJAFElton John's biopic Rocketman will premiere tonight at the Cannes Film Festival, and Elton himself will finally see the finished movie for the first time. Taron Egerton, who plays Elton in Rocketman, says he's a little wo...
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Spice up your life by staying overnight in the Spice Girls’ original “Spice World” bus

HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty ImagesYou're gonna really really want to hear this: Now you can spend the night in the original bus from the Spice Girls' movie Spice World. As People magazine reports, starting May 22, the Union Jack-covered double-decke...
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Spice up your life by staying overnight in the Spice Girls’ original “Spice World” bus

HENNY RAY ABRAMS/AFP/Getty ImagesYou're gonna really really want to hear this: Now you can spend the night in the original bus from the Spice Girls' movie Spice World. As People magazine reports, starting May 22, the Union Jack-covered double-decke...
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Ellie Goulding thought about quitting music for good

GORC/GC ImagesEllie Goulding has a hit on her hands with "Close to You," and is gearing up to release her fourth album this year, but there was a brief moment a few years ago when she thought about giving up music completely. "I had to [step away],...
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Ellie Goulding thought about quitting music for good

GORC/GC ImagesEllie Goulding has a hit on her hands with "Close to You," and is gearing up to release her fourth album this year, but there was a brief moment a few years ago when she thought about giving up music completely. "I had to [step away],...
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Maroon 5 marks 22 weeks at #1 with “Girls Like You,” ties Train’s “Hey Soul Sister”

Wes and AlexA "Soul Sister" is about to be overtaken by some "Girls Like You." Maroon 5's smash hit with Cardi B has now racked up 22 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, which measures radio airplay.  In doing so, it ties the...
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Maroon 5 marks 22 weeks at #1 with “Girls Like You,” ties Train’s “Hey Soul Sister”

Wes and AlexA "Soul Sister" is about to be overtaken by some "Girls Like You." Maroon 5's smash hit with Cardi B has now racked up 22 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, which measures radio airplay.  In doing so, it ties the...
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Start your engines: Kelly Clarkson to sing national anthem at Indy 500

Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson has performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl once, but she's about to do it for the third time at another major sporting event: the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Star reports that Kelly will sing "The Star-...
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Start your engines: Kelly Clarkson to sing national anthem at Indy 500

Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson has performed the national anthem at the Super Bowl once, but she's about to do it for the third time at another major sporting event: the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Star reports that Kelly will sing "The Star-...
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