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Mert & MarcusAs promised, Taylor Swift dropped a third single from her forthcoming album, Reputation, at midnight on Friday, with a lyric video posted to YouTube.

"Gorgeous" is a bouncy, mid tempo, synth-pop number that finds Taylor pining for the most beautiful person in the room.

"You're so cool, it makes me hate you so much," she sings, "whiskey on ice/Sunset and Vine/you ruined my life by not begin mine."

The song find Taylor in social situations, avoiding the object of her affections, speaking to everyone else.

"You're so gorgeous I can't say anything to your face," she sings on the chorus, "'cause look at your face."

Ever the dork, when Taylor realizes she can't have the guy, she sings, "guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats...alone," before inviting him to come along.

"Gorgeous," follows "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready for It?" as the first singles from Reputation, which is due November 10.

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Catie LaffoonJulia Michaels is one of the breakout stars of 2017. She's just received an American Music Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year, but the idea of scoring a Grammy nod for Best New Artist is what really has her excited.

Julia graces the cover of Billboard magazine along with SZA and Khalid, who are also being mentioned as possible Grammy Best New Artist nominees.  Asked where she'd display her trophy if she manages to take one home at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, Julia says, "I have a music room in my house; a very small, cute little place where I keep my piano and my little leather sofa. So I’d probably put it right there."

"Or buy a chain and wear it around my neck," she adds.

Julia also says she'll root for Ed Sheeran if he gets a Grammy Album of the Year nomination for Divide, which she worked on.  "He has always done things that are really true to him," she notes.

As she's made the transition from behind-the-scenes writer of hits for artists like Justin Bieber to fully fledged pop star, Julia tells Billboard that the best advice she's gotten from another artist was, ironically, from a group who recently lost a member to suicide: Linkin Park.

Julia co-wrote LP's hit "Heavy," and she recalls, "When Chester [Bennington], Mike [Shinoda] and Brad [Delson] were in the studio, they were having so much fun...they’ve been doing this for years and would just go in there and act like it was their first time in the studio. Being around that was so eye-opening."

"Before I go onstage, I f*** panic," she adds. "But I’ve been thinking about how there is so much fun to be had."

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Diane Bondareff/ UN FoundationEllie Goulding has been recognized by the United Nations Foundation with a Global Leadership Award for her environmental and social justice activism.

The singer accepted the New Voices Award in New York Wednesday night, and delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech.

“I am an earth optimist,” she said. “Through the Paris Climate Agreement and the Global Goals the UN has provided an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together to create a positive future.”

She continued, “At the same time young people today are famously some of the most inclusive and solutions-orientated thinkers to ever walk on this planet. I want to use my platform to amplify their stories, bring them into the debate and to help fulfill their brilliant promise as global citizens.”

Ellie also announced that next year she will join the UN family as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment.

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I’ve been honoured by @UnitedNations with a #GlobalLeadershipAward2017. Thank you @unfoundation with all my heart for this huge honour. pic.twitter.com/t7wBXE3cY8

— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) October 19, 2017

 

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Apple MusicMajor Lazer is following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato by putting out a new documentary.  

They’ll be releasing Give Me Future next month, a film chronicling their historic March 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba. The group -- Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire -- performed for 400,000 people in the city, marking the first time a major American artist had performed in the country since diplomatic ties with the U.S. were restored.

The film also shows how Major Lazer met and connected with young artists in the community

“Major Lazer’s time in Havana was one of the most important and moving experiences of our lives,” Diplo says in a statement. “The people we met and spoke to, the things we saw and the show we played had a profound impact on us, and [director] Austin [Peters] captured it perfectly.”

He adds, “It feels even more impactful to share this with the world in light of current events, and we’re stoked for you to see it.”

The documentary will debut on November 17 on Apple Music. The film will be accompanied by Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Film, an album featuring new and unreleased tracks from Major Lazer and Diplo and music from Cuban artists featured in the film.

The first single off the album, “Gold,” comes out Friday, October 20.

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Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson is finally showing us the “Meaning of Life.” The singer has released the title track off her forthcoming album.

The soulful love song features Kelly’s powerhouse vocals telling the story of an eye-opening relationship.

“’Cause when you kiss me I know who I am/When you let me feel it I understand/When I’m lost I just look in your eyes/You show me the meaning of life/The meaning of life,” she sings.

And song sounds just as good live. Kelly also released a video of herself performing the song as part of her Nashville Sessions series.

“’Meaning of Life’ is the song that started this entire project,” Kelly says in a statement. “The vibe, soul, and message of this song was very critical to show other writers and producers of the new direction we were taking.”

Meaning of Life, the album, comes out October 27.

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Jimmy FontaineCharlie Puth shows off some dance moves in the new video for his song, “How Long.”

Channeling Christopher Walken in the Fatboy Slim “Weapon of Choice” video, Charlie dances and levitates around an office building in the clip.

He joked around about his dancing prowess with some fans on Twitter, writing, “I know my incredible moves look overwhelmingly complex, but not to fret! You too can become a star dancer like I.”

He replied to another fan asking for dance lessons, “Great question. I plan on making extensive tutorial videos this week, breaking down every detailed, complex move.”

“How Long” is the second single off Charlie’s upcoming album VoiceNotes, due out January 19.

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Mert & MarcusYou’ll want to wait up for this. Taylor Swift is releasing a brand new song, called “Gorgeous,” tonight at midnight eastern time.

Taylor announced the song’s release with three Instagram posts. One features a little snippet of a beat with a baby’s voice saying “gorgeous.”

It’ll be the third song she’s released off her upcoming album, Reputation. So far, she's shared “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready for It.”

According to E! News, some lucky fans got a sneak peek of all the songs on the album during a secret listening session at Taylor's Rhode Island home Wednesday night. She previously held a listening session earlier this month in London.

Reputation comes out November 10.

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ABC/Matt BrownShawn Mendes was the first artist featured on MTV's reboot of its inconic Unplugged live performance series, and now you can add his set to your music collection.

On November 3, Shawn will release his MTV Unplugged performance as a live album. It was recorded at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in L.A., and features 11 tracks, including hits like "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," "Mercy," and "Stitches." There's also a mash-up of Kings of Leon's hit "Use Somebody" and Shawn's own hit "Treat You Better."

You can pre-order the album now and get a free download of "Don't Be a Fool" when you do. You can watch a video of the performance of that song now on Vevo.

Shawn's Illuminate World Tour continues in Australia and Asia starting at the end of November, extending through mid-December.

Here's the track listing for MTV Unplugged:

"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
"Ruin"
"Stitches"
"Three Empty Words"
"Patience"
"Bad Reputation"
"Don't Be A Fool"
"Roses"
"Mercy"
"Never Be Alone"
"Use Somebody/ Treat You Better"

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With so many moving parts to her Witness tour, something like this was bound to happen: during her concert in Nashville Wednesday night, Katy Perry got stuck on a floating planet.

The singer was stranded in mid-air over the audience on a model of the planet Saturn. "This is the first time I've been stuck in space," she joked in a fan-captured video. "I know I'm kind of a space cadet but actually, this thing is stuck."

She continued, "What should I do? Should I tell some jokes, should I tell some stories, should I just sing another song?"

As stage hands tried to figure out how to get her down, Katy told the audience to take out their phones to capture this “YouTube moment.”

The crew was able to finally lower her manually, and she had to hop into the crowd in order to make her way back to the stage.

"I guess I'm just going to have to get down and walk amongst my people,” she said. “I love this so much. This is what you get for trying to bring out all of space to Nashville.”

Lol @katyperry's flying planet stage got stuck in Nashville and she had to jump into the crowd pic.twitter.com/p3aYrYlQbF

— Dave Paulson (@ItsDavePaulson) October 19, 2017

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Credit Hammerhead ©2017 All Rights ReservedMichael Jackson's "Thriller" dance is a Halloween tradition but now you can get your first glimpse of what CBS is hoping will be a new Halloween tradition: Michael Jackson's Halloween.

In the 30-second promo, set to the MJ songs "Working Day and Night" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," we see the King of Pop's animated feet as they appeared in the "Billie Jean" video, clad in black loafers and sparkly socks.   As he dances, sparkles fly from his feet, and then we see a sparkly glove giving a thumbs up.  Next, a full moon rises above a bridge with Michael's eyes on it.

Next, we see scenes of the special's animated characters, including dancing pumpkin-headed people, skeletons, monkeys and our heroes, Vince and Victoria, two millennials who meet on Halloween night.  They, along with Ichabod the dog, end up at a mysterious hotel, called This Place Hotel, located at 777 Jackson Street. 

According to CBS, the two are then "sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson."

Michael Jackson's Halloween stars the voices of Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Brad Garrett, Alan Cumming, Lucas Till and Lucy Liu.  It airs October 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

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222/InterscopeA new track from Maroon 5's forthcoming album, Red Pill Blues, arrived on SoundCloud on Wednesday.

Like several of the album's previously released tracks -- "What Lovers Do" with SZA and the deluxe edition tracks "Don't Wanna Know" with Kendrick Lamar and "Cold" with Future  -- "Whiskey" has a rap feature, this time from A$AP Rocky.

But mostly "Whiskey" is a quiet track with lyrics looking back on an old, autumnal love....  "And I was so young/Till she kissed me, like a whiskey," remembers Adam Levine on the song.

Red Pill Blues is due November 3.

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Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson's new album must be out of this world -- she's celebrating its release at a special event hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Kelly's album Meaning of Life arrives October 27, but on November 1, she's hosting a party for fans at YouTube Space New York.  The event runs from noon to 2 p.m., and will be hosted by Tyson.  You can enter now at AtlanticRecords.com for a chance to be there in person, but if you can't, the party will be livestreamed at 1pm E.T. on YouTube.com/KellyClarkson.

If you'd rather see Kelly on the West Coast, you can enter now to win tickets to a concert she's doing in L.A. on October 27, the day of the album's release.

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Randee St. NicholasIf your social media feeds today look like a jar of grape jelly, it's not a coincidence: many big music stars are teaming up with GLAAD to "go purple" for Spirit Day 2017, to show they're taking a stand in support of LGBTQ youth and against bullying.

Halsey, Celine Dion, Britney Spears, Fergie, Luis Fonsi and Christina Aguilera are just a few of the stars who are going purple in honor of the occasion, with more to be announced today.

Others participating celebrities include Jimmy Kimmel, Whoopi Goldberg, Wanda Sykes, Mario Lopez, Lily Tomlin, Mayim Bialik, Jordan Fisher, Russell Tovey, Brad Goreski, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Kyle McLachlan, and the hosts of The Chew, MTV's TRL, The View, Entertainment Tonight, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Spirit Day is necessary because, according to GLAAD, over 85% of LGBTQ students report being verbally harassed. Close to 60% say they feel unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation,  and nearly 65% say they've heard homophobic remarks from teachers and school staff. 

Nearly 65% say that when they reported these incidents, school staff either told them to ignore it, or did nothing in response.  Close to 60% never reported bullying incidents because they doubted it would do any good.

To take the pledge to "go purple," visit GLAAD.org.

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Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesSelena Gomez has reached out to her old pal Demi Lovato after watching Demi’s new YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated.

Commenting on Demi’s Instagram post announcing the documentary's debut Tuesday, Selena writes, “This was beautiful. I’m so happy for you. You always continue to [be] bold and real. I wish more people were like you.”

In another comment she added, “Love you.”

Demi responded, “Thank you so much, this means the world to me and more. Love you too.”

The two singers go way back -- they starred on Barney and Friends together when they were kids and later became Disney Channel peers.

Though they haven’t been as close in recent years, they did both praise each other’s music on Twitter over the summer.

Demi tweeted Selena back in July, writing, “Loving your new song Fetish, we’ve come a long way since our Barney days.” Selena responded, “Yes we have. Just listening to Sorry Not Sorry! You slay as always. So happy for you!”

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Frank OckenfelsJohn Mayer may have bought himself a diamond-encrusted Big Lebowski necklace for his 40th birthday, but he also put his money toward something much more meaningful.

According to Connecticut publication Greenwich Time, the singer has set up a college scholarship fund in honor of his father, Richard Mayer, who turned 90 last week. The Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund will be available to students in Bridgeport, Connecticut -- the Mayers’ hometown.

John's dad was a teacher in Bridgeport for more than 40 years.

“I couldn’t have expected a better gift than this,” Richard says. “I gave 42 years to the Bridgeport education system and they gave me a wonderful life. This is just a wonderful way to be remembered and be doing something positive.”

The Richard Mayer Scholarship Fund will launch next spring through Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. Graduates from Bridgeport public high schools pursuing a career in education will be eligible to apply for the four-year scholarship.

John says his father’s commitment to education represents “something that’s been in my blood my whole life. As I get older, I develop more and more respect for academics. This [scholarship] is a nice cross-section of what my dad has done and what I’ve done in a way that I think honors the bloodline.”

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CMTThe Backstreet Boys and Phillip Phillips are going country tonight.  Both artists will appear on CMT's Artists of the Year special, airing live from Nashville at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

The Backstreet Boys will be on hand to honor their pals, superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line.  The two acts teamed up earlier this year for a series of concerts, and recorded the #1 country hit "God, Your Mama and Me."  As for Phillip, he'll be saluting Sam Hunt for his smash hit "Body Like a Back Road."  Both Phillip and Sam are from Georgia.

This year's CMT Artists of the Year special will be less of an awards show and more of a night of "hope and healing," following the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the recent natural disasters.

In addition to Sam Hunt and Florida Georgia line, others who'll be appearing on the show include Blake Shelton, Dolly Parton, country group Little Big Town, rapper/actor Common, R&B singer Andra Day, Lionel Richie, and superstar honorees Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Chris Stapleton.

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Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AEGKaty Perry may have just given one aspiring designer her big break.

Fan Samantha Bolton wore one of her homemade eye-catching designs to meet Katy before Monday night’s Witness: The Tour concert in Louisville, Kentucky. The black mini-dress was bedazzled with thousands of rhinestones and the Witness eyeball logo. She even had shoes to match.

Samantha posted a video of their encounter on Instagram. As soon as Katy spots the dress, she says, “That’s so cute. Where’d you get that?”

When Katy finds out it was homemade, she screams, “You made that?! Why wouldn’t you make me one?”

Samantha tells TMZ that Katy asked her to design an outfit for her and one for her dog. She’s also being flooded with requests for the dress online. The 26-year-old from Raleigh, North Carolina says she has a 9-to-5 job but hopes this exposure could jump-start her fashion career.

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Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift has released another behind-the-scenes peek at her video for “Look What You Made Me Do.” This one is dedicated to the video’s many costume changes.

In the clip, Taylor takes us inside the wardrobe room where she has just completed her fittings for the video.

“Welcome to wardrobe land,” she says. “This is where the apocalypse of clothing has all congregated and essentially I have just done the longest fitting of my entire life.”

In addition to all of her “new Taylor” outfits, Taylor takes us through the many looks from her past that are featured in the video.

“We’re picking which looks are kind of the ones that we want to call attention to and kind of go back and have a little sarcastic look down memory lane,” she explains.

She then sits down with all of her body doubles in the video and goes down the line, explaining which Taylor look they’re wearing.  “This is BMI Awards when I bleached my hair,” she says, pointing to one of the extras. “That was a fun phase, wow.”

At the end of the clip, Taylor expresses how happy she is that her long day of fittings is over.

“I am very, very, very excited, and furthermore now I get to go home and eat some Chinese food with my cats,” she says.

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Trae Patton/NBCAlicia Keys is returning to The Voice.

The singer will be back in the red chair for the show’s 14th season, after sitting out this current season. She’ll join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and first-time coach Kelly Clarkson on the coaches’ panel.

Kelly helped announce Alicia’s return in a new video clip. In the video, she attempts to reveal the fourth coach by opening the stage door, but Blake and Adam keep messing with her. Finally, Alicia pops out and she and Kelly have a little lovefest before they vow to “kick these boys’ a****.”

The last time Alicia was a coach, in season 12, her contestant won.

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Rony AlwinIf you’re wondering how Katy Perry is able to juggle to being a judge on American Idol and being on tour, the answer is pretty simple: She’s single!

The singer tells Entertainment Tonight that not being in a relationship is the key to being able to tackle multiple big projects at once.

"You know, when you're single, you got a lot of time to yourself and a lot of energy, and I'm just finding a delicate balance,” she says.

But if rumors are to be believed, she might not be single for long.

Sources tells E! News that Katy’s pal Robert Pattinson has ended his engagement to singer FKA Twigs and has been looking to Katy for emotional support following the breakup.

"Rob has been leaning a lot on Katy since his split with FKA Twigs," one source says. "They talk on the phone regularly and make sure to see each other when they both aren't away working. Katy has always been a good friend to Rob over the years and has been there for him emotionally."

The two first sparked rumors of a romance -- which was later denied -- in early August when they were spotted getting “extremely affectionate” with each other while out to dinner in Hollywood.

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