Katy Perry says social media’s responsible for “the decline of civilization”

Considering she’s the most popular person on Twitter, with 108 million followers and counting, it’s ironic that Katy Perry thinks social media is a bad thing.  But as she tells Refinery29, she kinda wishes it didn’t exist. “A lot of us are living for that picture, and then the currency is the ‘like,'” Katy explains. “It’s hard because I’d rather not care about that and just live my life. We buy clothing and products or pose a certain […]

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Justin Timberlake is looking at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show like it’s his “first time”

Despite having performed at the Super Bowl halftime show twice before, Justin Timberlake will be performing this year like it’s his first time. In a new behind-the-scenes video series from Super Bowl sponsor Pepsi, the singer talks about his fresh approach to the February 4 show. “I am getting an opportunity to have the stage to myself,” Justin says. “I really am looking at it as my first time.” The clip also includes shots of Justin at rehearsals, and […]

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Andy Grammer takes fans for a ride in new “Smoke Clears” promo video

In a new video promoting his single “Smoke Clears,” Andy Grammer goes undercover as a ride share driver and helps some unsuspecting people learn how much they mean to their best friends. Setting the scene, Andy explains in the video, “My song ‘Smoke Clears’ is extremely autobiographical; it’s about me and my wife being there for each other through some of the toughest times…so this song is about riding the highs and lows with your ‘ride or die.'” He […]

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After a whirlwind 2017, Ed Sheeran promises a “boring” 2018

In 2017, Ed Sheeran was everywhere, from the top of the charts to Game of Thrones.  But in 2018, Ed promises there won’t be that much going on for him…despite the fact that he’s launching a huge worldwide stadium tour. Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Ed says, “It’s gonna be a kind of boring year.  There’s not actually going to be that much going on other than touring.” Ed adds that in 2018, he’s going to “do a […]

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Sam Smith, U2 added as Grammy performers; Miley Cyrus to perform with Elton John

Sam Smith and U2 have joined the lineup for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, airing January 28 live from New York City. U2’s slot is being billed as a “special performance.”  It’s not unthinkable that the Irish legends might perform a tribute to the late Cranberries singer and fellow Ireland native Dolores O’Riordan, who died unexpectedly this week at age 46.  U2 isn’t a nominee this year, nor is Sam. Also added to the bill are rapper Kendrick Lamar, this year’s leading nominee, […]

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Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” turns 30, special concert to honor track set to take place Thursday

A special concert to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson‘s seminal hit song “Man in the Mirror” is set to take place this Thursday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to watch the event, also featuring appearances by the track’s Grammy Award-winning composer Siedah Garrett and its original producer Quincy Jones — among other artists — on Korean music label SM’s YouTube channel. Head of YouTube’s Music Content Partnerships for Korea and Greater China Sun Lee says, “Thirty years on, […]

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Cranberries singer’s death not “suspicious;” friend said she sounded “full of life” hours before she died

The shocking death of Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan at age 46 is not being treated as suspicious by police, reports the BBC.  That means that the police don’t suspect foul play. According to the BBC, a report is being complied for the coroner’s office, so it can investigate the cause of death. Police were called to a hotel in London’s Park Lane at nine in the morning on Monday, and pronounced O’Riordan dead at the scene. Meanwhile, Dan Waite, a […]

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Katy Perry is crowned Queen of Love & Beauty at Medieval Times, overcomes childhood trauma

Over the weekend, Katy Perry got the rare opportunity for a “do-over,” and was able to overcome some childhood trauma in the process. As documented on her Instagram story, Katy visited the Medieval Times restaurant in Dallas, Texas over the weekend. She explained that she wanted to go to the eatery, which famously features a show of knights jousting on real horses while patrons eat dinner, to right a wrong that occurred when she was a small girl. “One of […]

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Justin Timberlake to host listening party at Prince’s home, Paisley Park, during Super Bowl week

Justin Timberlake’s new album Man of the Woods comes out two days before the Super Bowl, so JT will be taking advantage of the fact that he’ll already be in Minneapolis to host a unique listening party. The Minneapolis Star-Tribute reports that American Express is hosting a “listening session” with Justin at Paisley Park, the legendary home of Prince, on February 1. The paper cites a posting on eTix.comannouncing  the event, but notes that it’s already sold out. At the event, […]

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Zayn gets special birthday message from girlfriend Gigi Hadid

Zayn rang in his 25th birthday with some sweet words from his girlfriend Gigi Hadid. The model posted a series of lovey-dovey pictures of her man, along with the caption, “Love this man more than I could ever put into words, & am inspired by his drive to be and do better everyday.” She continued, “Cheers to YOUR YEAR my @zayn – happiest happiest birthday & 25th year of life !! I’m proud to be by your side.” Zayn’s […]

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