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Watch Madonna Forget the Words to Her Own ‘B-Day Song’

By Scott T. Sterling

Oh, Madonna.

The pop legend and icon celebrated her 59th birthday earlier this week (August 16). The singer jumped on Instagram to celebrate the occasion by sharing a video of her and a team of hair and makeup artists singing along to her 2012 tune, “B-Day Song,” a bonus track from her album, MDNA.

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It all goes well until the superstar realizes that she doesn’t remember all of the words to the song, which originally featured controversial rapper, M.I.A.

In true Madonna fashion, she just rolls with it, singing that she “can’t remember the words to the song that I wrote.”

Her fans certainly don’t seem to mind the lyrical flub, with the video receiving more than 122,000 likes in just 24 hours.

Watch the clip below.

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James Corden and Lin-Manuel Miranda Perform ‘Hair’ in LA Traffic

By Robyn Collins

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joined James Corden for the latest installment of The Late Late Show segment Crosswalk: The Musical.”

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The two stars lead a cast through a series of numbers from the musical Hair on the streets of Los Angeles. The troupe performed “Age of Aquarius,” “Hair,” and “Let the Sunshine,” complete with costume changes, and blurred nudity.

Check out the hilarious bit below.

Rachel Platten Debuts New Single ‘Broken Glass’

By Scott T. Sterling

Pop singer Rachel Platten has released a cathartic new single, “Broken Glass.” Listen to it below.

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“‘Broken Glass’ is my rallying cry of release, healing, excitement, hope, and joy,” Platten told Refinery29. “It’s a celebration of the power of women—of our unity, strength, and fierceness, and of just how freaking awesome we are. We are badass on our own, but we’re unstoppable when we come together.”

The song’s music video was shot in the Los Angeles’ Chinatown, and features female bikers from around the globe, including a pair of German world champions.

The singer is scheduled to perform “Broken Glass” for the first time on Good Morning America on August 21.

Taylor Swift Clears Social Media Accounts, Is New Music Coming?

By Scott T. Sterling

Taylor Swift has shocked fans by suddenly clearing most of her social media accounts. The singer’s official website has also been blacked out.

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Her devoted followers are reacting to the unexpected social media scrubbing, with some thinking it’s a sign that the pop superstar is about to release new music.

The deletion comes on the three-year anniversary of the release of Swift’s “Shake it Off” single, which is being celebrated on Twitter with the hashtag #3YearsOfShakeItOff.

The action comes just days after Swift’s legal victory in her assault case against a former Denver DJ.

Kesha Covers ‘House of the Rising Sun’ on ‘Fallon’

By Robyn Collins

Pop singer Kesha went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the release of her new album, Rainbow. Onstage, she delivered a moving rendition of her single, “Praying.”

Related: 5 Best Songs on Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’

Backstage she performed something far less poppy, joining forces with The Roots to cover The Animals version of the folk song “House of the Rising Sun.”

Her soulful delivery was respectful to the ’60s classic rock hit, and the acoustic instruments give the song a folkier sound than the original.

Watch it below:

Miley Cyrus Pay Homage to Elvis in ‘Younger Now’ Video

By Jon Wiederhorn

Miley Cyrus is presenting a more adult image with her new music, but in the video for “Younger Now” she’s still as playful — if not as provocative — as ever.

Related: Miley Cyrus Apologizes For Absence From Teen Choice Awards

The clip begins with Cyrus lying in bed under the sheets reflecting: “Feels like now I just woke up/ Like all this time I’ve been asleep.” Maybe she’s ruminating about the more mature direction she’s displayed with “Malibu” and “Inspired.”

Then things get a little more surreal. First Cyrus is swaying back and forth playing an acoustic guitar, then she’s dressed up like a cowgirl cozying up to a puppet.

There’s also a scene of Miley riding with backup dancers on a float, strumming an acoustic and wearing a flowing pink dress like she’s in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “Change is a thing you can count on,” she sings.

During the video, Miley pays homage to Elvis by wearing a blue sequined outfit while mime children run circles around her. In another scene, she’s dressed in an equally flashy red ensemble, curling her lip while she shakes and shimmies like the King.

Watch the video for “Younger Now” below:

Younger Now comes out September 29. Check out the album artwork and tracklist here:

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01 “Younger Now”
02 “Malibu”
03 “Rainbowland” (Feat. Dolly Parton)
04 “Week Without You”
05 “Miss You So Much”
06 “I Would Die For You”
07 “Thinkin’”
08 “Bad Mood”
09 “Love Someone”
10 “She’s Not Him”
11 “Inspired”

 

Artists Send Love to Barcelona in Wake of Terror Attack

A terror attack in Barcelona has left 13 dead and 100 injured. CBS News reports that two suspects drove a white van onto the sidewalk in the city’s historic Las Ramblas district.

Artists took to social media to offer their solidarity and condolences in the wake of the tragedy. “Our thoughts are with Barcelona. Sending you all our love,” wrote Imagine Dragons.

“My heart is breaking for the people of #Barcelona,” wrote Sheryl Crow. “My prayers and thoughts will be constant for Barcelona and for humanity in general.”

See all the messages below.

Demi Lovato Reveals She Still Talks to Her Exes

By Joe Cingrana

As singer Demi Lovato approaches her 25th birthday, she’s highly driven and focused, free of worry about past mistakes, and moving forward in the most positive ways she can — musically, politically and emotionally.

Demi famously split from her boyfriend of six years, Wilmer Valderrama, publicly announcing the breakup on social media in 2016 and most recently parted ways with 31-year-old MMA fighter Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos after a dating for a little over a year.

Related: A Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande Collaboration Will Happen

“I think for me, right now, it’s better for me to be single,” Demi told 92.3 AMP Radio. “I’ve always gone from relationship to relationship, or from fling to fling, and always had a guy in my life. I think [there are] some ‘love addiction’ issues there,” she said with a giggle. “So I think it’s important that I find my independence and live on my own so that I can learn to love myself fully before I commit so somebody else.”

“If I meet somebody or somebody comes into the picture, that’s one thing,” Demi explained. “But for the most part, I’m making an effort to stay single.”

That certainly doesn’t mean Demi cuts all ties with her former significant others — but believes it to be a personal choice that everyone needs to make for themselves.

“I definitely stay in touch with my exes,” she said. “I think when you share time with somebody and you’re really close with them it’s important, for me, to remain friends. Because one day they’re in your life 24/7 and then they’re out — it’s just weird and I don’t ever want to have that problem with anybody.”

 

A Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande Collaboration Will Happen

By Mike Adam

Demi Lovato has been talking about this for quite some time now… wanting to do a song with Ariana Grande. And it makes sense. The two of them are arguably the best female pop vocalists of our generation. Plus, they were both child stars… Demi coming from Disney, and Ari coming from Nickelodeon.

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When the singer recently sat down with Fresh 102.7 in New York City, Demi said she really wanted to get Ariana Grande on her as-yet-untitled upcoming album, but they just couldn’t find the right song to duet on. With deadlines looming, the dream collab had to get put on pause for a bit longer.

“I really wanted to collaborate with Ariana,” Demi admits. “There wasn’t really a song, unfortunately, that would be right for us to do together — so we have yet to work together but I would love to work with her someday.”

But fear not Arianators, Demi is “confident” that the team up WILL happen, “We’ve talked about it before. We’d love to sing together.”

It’s just a matter of when. And for us impatient fans, hopefully, it’s sooner than later.

Shawn Mendes to Kick Off MTV ‘Unplugged’ Reboot

By Scott T. Sterling

Pop star Shawn Mendes has been tapped to lead off MTV’s reboot of the popular Unplugged series with a performance recorded at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. The episode is slated to air on September 8.

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The show, which debuted in 1989 and featured iconic performances from such acts as Nirvana, Mariah Carey, KISS and LL Cool J, even had an impact on the 19-year-old Mendes, whose favorite session—Pearl Jam in 1992—was recorded before he was born.

“It wasn’t so much about the commercial, showman side of it,” Mendes told Variety. “It was really about the music.”