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Neal PrestonLady Gaga is inviting fans to join her in the cast of A Star Is Born.

On Wednesday the singer tweeted a call for fans to join Gaga and co-star and director Bradley Cooper at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles to be extras in concert scenes being shot for the movie.

Fans are advised that the scenes being shot "will portray a Country Western music concert," so "All you Monsters that can attend should get decked out in your most comfortable denim & boots, throw on a Stetson (leave those pink Joanne hats at home)...."

The shooting will take place Tuesday May 2 and Wednesday May 3, with shooting beginning at 7 p.m.  Gaga is actually selling tickets, so it will cost you $12 to be an extra. But the proceeds will go directly to her Born This Way Foundation.

The film, the forth time Hollywood has made A Star Is Born, stars Cooper as Jackson Maine, a fading country star who discovers Ally, a talented nobody played by Gaga.  The two start an affair, but when Jackson makes Ally a star, he can't handle the fact that her fame is surpassing his own.

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Courtesy YouTubeBy now, we all know that posting covers on YouTube is a legit way to get discovered.  That's why Demi Lovato, the Backstreet Boys, Jason Derulo and Ludacris are teaming up with the video platform to help make your dream of music stardom a reality.

All four acts are teaming with Ryan Seacrest Productions for a new YouTube series called Best.Cover.Ever It's sort of like American Idol: Fans submit a cover version of a song, and the singer with the best one gets to perform a duet with the artist whose song they covered, which will air exclusively on YouTube.

Now here's the fun part: the covers will be judged by the artists themselves. Demi, the Backstreet Boys and Jason are the artist for the first submission phase, which continues now through May 19.  You can submit your versions of Demi's "Confident," Jason's "Trumpets" and The Backstreet Boys' "As Long as You Love Me."  They'll pick the best ones, and the winners will get to perform with them in L.A.

Ludacris, meanwhile, will host Best.Cover.Ever, which will air on YouTube later this year.  More artists will be announced for the next phases of the competition in the coming weeks.

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Olivia BeeKaty Perry made it Instagram-official.  Her new single is called "Bon Appetit," and it's coming Friday.  Oh, and it features rap trio Migos of "Bad and Boujee" fame.

Katy posted artwork for the single to Instagram late Wednesday -- it features Katy's disembodied head superimposed on a plate of fruit while the hands of the members of Migos reach for the plate.

"Compliments of the chef: 4.28.17," wrote Katy.

"Bon Appetit" is the second single Katy's dropped in recent weeks from her forthcoming album, following "Chained to the Rhythm."

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Isaiah Trickey/FilmMagicJustin Timberlake paused Wednesday afternoon to pay tribute to film director Jonathan Demme, who died Wednesday at 73.

Demme directed last year's tour documentary Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids.

"Words just aren't enough with heartache like this," Justin wrote on Instagram, posting a black-and-white photo of himself and Demme embracing.

"You, master of humanity. You, genius of storytelling. You, generous and warm man. You, special soul. You taught me so much about life and art and about standing up for what you believe. You made me better at my craft. And, the time I spent with you away from a camera and a stage made a better human out of me. You are truly irreplaceable. I will miss you so dearly, my sweet friend. I hope we meet again someday. I love you, JD. May you Rest In Peace. --Justin," he concluded.

Demme won a Best Director Oscar for 1991's Silence of the Lambs and was well-known for his concert films -- not only Justin's but the highly acclaimed Stop Making Sense, which chronicled a 1980s tour by new wave band Talking Heads, and several movies for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young.

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Rony AlwinWe still don't know the details of Katy Perry's hotly anticipated new album, but she'll be performing music from it on the season finale of Saturday Night Live.

Katy will be the musical guest on the show for the third time when SNL closes out its season on May 20.  Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, star of the upcoming Baywatch movie, will host.

So far, we've heard "Chained to the Rhythm" from Katy's album, and she's been teasing a new song called "Bon Appetit," which may or may not come out tomorrow.  She first teased the song by embedding the lyrics in a recipe for cherry pie, and now she's challenged her fans to bake her cherry pies -- with the promise of a "surprise" for the best one.

Her Katycats have been baking like crazy ever since, and tweeting the singer pics of their creations.  One spelled out "Where's the album" with dough strips on their pie, while others have been spelling out "Bon Appetit" on their pies.

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Kai Z. FengJustin Timberlake had a seven-year head start, but Bruno Mars has just pulled up even with him on Billboard's Pop Songs chart.

Bruno has just scored his eighth #1 on the chart, which is based on radio airplay, with his latest single, "That's What I Like."  He and JT are now tied with eight #1s, the most of any male solo artist in the history of the chart.

As Billboard points out, Justin scored his first #1 all the way back in 2003 with "Rock Your Body."  Bruno only scored his first #1 in 2010, with "Nothin' on You."

Overall, Justin and Bruno are tied for fifth place among acts with the most #1s on the Pop Songs chart.  Katy Perry and Rihanna both have 11, followed by Pink and Maroon 5, who each have nine.

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Gerardo Mora/Getty ImagesLast Friday, Kelly Clarkson shared a video on Twitter that showed her being surprised with an early birthday present: a "girls' trip" with her sister, her mom and friends.  She's now shared on Instagram the way she spent her special weekend, and let's just say Dumbledore would be proud.

Kelly posted a selfie -- which also included her one-year-old son, Remy -- posing at Universal Studios Orlando, location of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  Kelly captioned the photo, "Thank you @universalorlando for the most magical birthday!!! It was the greatest surprise to have my entire group adorned in Harry Potter gear!!!"

She added the hashtags "#35" and "#greatestfamilyandfriends."

In another post, Kelly shared a photo of her birthday cake, topped with a giant chocolate Sorting Hat, just like the one in the Harry Potter movies, saying "Happy Birthday Kelly" in a fondant bubble coming out of its mouth.  The bottom of the cake is decorated with a red and gold fondant scarf, indicating that Kelly is in Gryffindor.

Kelly, whose actual birthday was on Monday, plans to release her new album later this year.

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Interscope Records / Ultra RecordsThe video for Selena Gomez and Kygo’s collab, "It Ain’t Me," has arrived. Fair warning -- it's a bit of a downer, but it has a hopeful ending.

The clip features a couple who get into a motorcycle accident, leaving the male driver in a coma. The girl stays by his side for days as he lays in a hospital bed. In the meantime, we see what’s going on in his head while he’s in a dreamlike state.

At one point, the girl puts on headphones and dances around the hospital room, then puts the headphones on her partner. The music eventually helps bring him out of his coma, and the video ends with him finally opening his eyes.

“It Ain’t Me” was released back in in February and has climbed up the charts. Hot on its heels, Kygo will be releasing a new song with Ellie Goulding Friday, called “First Time.”

Kygo’s sophomore album is expected to be released later this year.

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Getty Images via ABCDemi Lovato has some fierce new ink. Following in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber and Cara Delevingne, the singer has added a lion tattoo to her collection.

In photos and video posted to Snapchat, Demi showed off the new tat inked by famed tattoo artist Bang Bang. The face of a lion now covers her entire hand.

The same tattoo artist did Justin’s lion chest tattoo and Cara’s lion finger tattoo. But Demi says she wasn’t “copying” anyone.

“You can't get a tattoo these days without someone saying you've copied someone or you're ‘matching’ someone,” she writes on Twitter. “That's not the case folks.”

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Ben WattsWhile Rob Thomas doesn't like Donald Trump, that doesn't mean he wants to hear his fellow stars dissing the president.  Why?  He doesn't think it makes any difference what they say.

Speaking to the publication The Hill, Rob says, "I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, but I am so tired of hearing celebrities talk about not being a fan of Donald Trump, that it almost seems like white noise.”

He adds, "I think that he’s a man that’s not really equipped for the job, but I think no one really cares what I think about that. I have opinions, but my opinions are as a 45-year-old husband, father, taxpayer."

But, Rob points out, "No matter what I say, they always kind of come across as a guy who sings music and it’s always, ‘Well, you need to shut up!’”

That's why Rob says what he says about Trump doesn't matter.  “I think that there is a huge part of his base that thinks he’s killing it right now, and it’s really hard to speak against that because somewhere somebody thinks he’s right," he explains. "Not me.”

Rob spoke to The Hill during a visit to Washington, D.C., where he plans to help urge lawmakers to update music licensing laws so songwriters can get paid for the latest music delivery models.  According to Rob, his smash hit "Smooth" had 24 million streams on one of the services -- and, he claims, "I split that with another writer. I made a whopping $600 on that.”

He adds, "I’m fortunate, I made money. But if you don’t have another income stream, and if you’re just starting out… you can have one of the biggest songs in the world, and not be able to make your car payment.”

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Rory KramerThe Chainsmokers and Ariana Grande are heading to Singapore to perform their first-ever shows there. The two acts will be performing at the Singapore Grand Prix in September.


The officially-titled Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will take place at the Marina Bay Street Circuit from September 15 to 17. The Chainsmokers and Ariana will be the headlining entertainment on Saturday, September 16.

Other acts participating at the event include OneRepublic, Duran Duran and Seal. More music acts are expected to be announced in the coming months.

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Alasdair McLellanIs your city suffering because tourism is down and hotel rooms are empty?  Here's the solution: invite Adele to perform there.

According to Australia's Financial Review, the sell-out concerts Adele did Down Under led to a huge boost in hotel occupancy in a number of Australian cities, including Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

In Brisbane, hotel occupancy rose by 12% because more than 60,000 fans flocked to the city to see Adele perform two shows there.  Her two stadium shows injected an estimated $40 million into the city's economy as well, according to the Financial Review

Adele's sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne in March also resulted in single-digit percentage boosts in hotel occupancy.

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagicSony Music and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald reportedly are in the process of cutting ties, amid the ongoing legal battle between the producer and Kesha.

Variety cites court documents that reveal that Luke is out as CEO of Kemosabe Records, the label he founded which came under Sony's control in 2011.  And while the producer and label still have production deals in place, an unnamed source tells Variety the relationship is "winding down."

In 2014, Kesha accused Dr. Luke of being physically, emotionally and sexually abusive toward her during the course of their work together, suing and seeking to be released from her contract with Kemosabe.  Dr. Luke has denied all the allegations, and a series of court proceedings in New York and California have failed to free Kesha from her deal with Sony/Kemosabe, though appeals are pending.  Luke also filed a defamation suit against Kesha.

Neither Sony nor Luke have commented publicly on reports of a split.

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ABC/Paula LoboDon't invite John Legend and Donald Trump to the same cocktail party.

John was one of the honorees Tuesday night at TIME magazine's TIME 100 party celebrating the magazine's list of the world's most influential people, and on the red carpet he paused to give reporters a piece of his mind on the subject of the president, reports Entertainment Weekly.

"I think he's a terrible president," John said. “He’s manifestly unqualified, not curious, not good at legislating or doing anything that his job requires.”

But that wasn't all.  “He doesn’t have any depth about any subject and he’s also using the office of the presidency as a way to make money for himself with his business, so he’s corrupt,” John said. “I can’t say anything nice about the guy. I think he’s one of the worst people I’ve ever encountered in public life.”

As for the least bad thing Trump has done in his first 100 days in office, John offered, “We haven’t gotten in a nuclear war…yet.”

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Interscope RecordsZedd has scored hits with songs featuring vocals by Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, Hayley Williams and Foxes, but he says "Stay," his current collabo with Alessia Cara, was effortless because she's "so brilliant."

"She's just a really skilled singer," Zedd says of Alessia. "I've never had to work less to get a vocal that sounds so good!" 

"Obviously, in the time we live [in], you can pretty much make anyone sound good," he adds.  "But when you have something so brilliant to begin with, it's really easy to make it sound great."

Zedd says when he first wrote "Stay," he immediately thought Alessia would be perfect for the song, because her unique voice just seemed to reflect the feel of the piece.

"I think she has a really moody, breathy frequency in her voice that I really love," he tells ABC Radio. "The song generally, sonically, is very dark in certain parts...it's very haunting, and there's something about her voice that just fits the track so well."

"Stay" has just entered the top 10. It's each artists' third trip there: Zedd previously scored with "Break Free" and "Clarity," while Alessia's other top-10 hits are "Here" and "Scars to Your Beautiful."

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Brendan WalterTwo major festivals can now boast Lorde in their lineups: the New Zealand star will perform at both Seattle's Bumbershoot festival and the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas this fall.

Bumbershoot, held September 1-3, also features X Ambassadors, Flo Rida, Lil Yachty, Big Sean and many other acts. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. PT. Visit Bumbershoot.com for the full lineup and ticket info.

Life Is Beautiful takes place September 22-24 in Las Vegas, and in addition to Lorde, the lineup features Blink-182, Wiz Khalifa, Kiesza, Muse and tons more.  Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PT. For all your Life Is Beautiful needs, visit LifeIsBeautiful.com.

Lorde, who just played Coachella, has a number of other festival dates on her 2017 schedule, including Governors Ball, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.  Her new album, Melodrama, is out June 16.

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Harley WeirHarry Styles will be gracing your late night TV screens with a week-long residency on The Late Late Show with James Corden next month.

Following the release of his debut solo album, the singer will perform a new song each night starting Monday, May 15 and going through Thursday, May 18. He’ll also join fellow Brit Corden for various Late Late Show segments.

Harry’s self-titled debut album, featuring his first single “Sign of the Times,” will be released May 12.  

While promoting the album on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show this week, Harry received some insightful questions from Ed Sheeran. Ed, who has written songs for One Direction in the past, asked Harry in a recorded message: "What was the process of this album? How many songs did you write, where did you make it and how long have you been making it for and did you enjoy making it?"

Harry said he worked on the album for three weeks before taking a break for five months to film the movie Dunkirk. He then returned to the studio in July and continuing working on songs until the end of the year. He said he wrote about 30 full songs during that time and then whittled it down.

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCOne person who won't be buying a ticket for a planned Madonna biopic?  Madonna herself.

Following a report that Universal plans to make a movie called Blond Ambition, focusing on Madonna's early career, the Queen of Pop took to Instagram to denounce the project.

Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story," she captioned a 1980s'-era photo of herself. "Anyone else who tries is a charlatan and a fool. Looking for instant gratification without doing the work. This is a disease in our society."

While Madonna has starred in any number of films -- from Desperately Seeking Susan and the documentary Truth or Dare, to Evita and the James Bond flick Die Another Day -- she's never told her story in movie or book form. The day she decides to spill it all, though, expect a multi-million-dollar bidding war.

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Courtesy of Live NationMany of the artists who'll be hitting the road this summer will gather in New York City on May 1 for a special concert and event to promote Live Nation's National Concert Day.

Daughtry and Nickelback will be among the artists performing at the event, held at New York's Irving Plaza.  Artists who'll be chatting with the media at the same event include OneRepublic, Rob Thomas and Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty, Adam Lambert, Phillip Phillips, The Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik, Adam Duritz of Counting Crows and more.

The event is the kickoff to the Live Nation's Summer Ticket Promotion, which will make more than a million tickets to a variety of summer tours available for just 20 bucks, all in, no additional fees.  The on-sale for the promotion stars May 2 at 8 a.m. local time, and runs for one week.

The $20 promotion includes tours from all those artists we just named, as well as tours from Train, Enrique Iglesias, Lifehouse, the package tour featuring New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men, and many more.

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Courtesy of The Webby AwardsLady Gaga's Grammy tribute to David Bowie has nabbed her three Webby Awards.

All three awards were in different categories, but they were all for the David Bowie tribute she did in February of 2016, which she created in partnership with Intel.

Coldplay won a Webby Award as well: Best Music Video for "Up&Up."

Other winners included Steve Buscemi and Gillian Anderson for Best Actor and Actress, and, in various categories, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the movie Deadpool, Lena Dunham's Women of the Hour podcast, the Missing Richard Simmons podcast, and Game of Thrones.

The awards will be handed out during a May 15 ceremony in New York City hosted by Joel McHale, which will be available on demand May 16 at Webbyawards.com.

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