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Singer R. Kelly Denies Inauguration Rumors

I laughed REALLY loud when I saw the headline AND the color of his tweet. The New York Daily News reports: The world’s greatest won’t be gracing Donald Trump’s inauguration. R. Kelly struck down rumors that he’d be performing at the ceremony with a cheeky message Thursday. “Despite the rumors circulating online, R. Kelly will not be performing at this ...

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Bronski Beat Member Larry Steinbachek Dies At 56

The BBC reports: Larry Steinbachek [center in photo], former keyboardist with 1980s synthpop group Bronski Beat, has died at the age of 56. Steinbachek formed the group with Jimmy Somerville and Steve Bronski in 1983 and they had chart success with songs including Smalltown Boy and Why?. Their cover of Donna Summer’s I Feel Love with Marc Almond was also ...

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Moby On Having Been Asked To DJ At Trump’s Inaugural Ball: I’ll Do It Only If You Pay Me With His Tax Returns

The Independent reports: Moby, who a quick Google would have shown has previously described President-elect Donald Trump as an “actual psychopath”, has been asked to DJ at one of Trump’s inauguration balls. Unlike every other artist Trump’s people have approached about performing at the 20 January event, Moby did say he would actually play…but only if Trump makes his tax ...

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Singer Charlotte Church Blasts Trump’s Inauguration Invite: You Should Have Known I Think You’re A Tyrant

USA Today reports: With 10 days to go before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the entertainment roster is still sparse, with only Jackie Evancho, the Rockettes, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Talladega College Marching Tornadoes confirmed to perform. On Tuesday, British singers Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Church officially turned him down. Church, a classical/pop singer from Wales who rose to fame ...

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More Inaugural Butthurt From Hair Furor

You’ll be shocked that Billboard says Trump is full of shit: On Wednesday (Jan. 4), president-elect Donald Trump posted on Twitter that Jackie Evancho’s album sales have “skyrocketed” since the 16-year-old singer was announced to be performing the national anthem at his presidential inauguration later this month. “Some people just don’t understand the ‘Movement,’” Trump wrote in praise of the ...

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Janet Jackson Gives Birth At Age 50 [VIDEO]

People reports: It’s a boy! Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively. “Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana are thrilled to welcome their new son Eissa Al Mana into the world,” a rep for the singer, 50, says in a statement. “Janet had ...

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British Singer On Inauguration Invite: I’ll Only Do It If I Can Perform Protest Song About Lynching Blacks

The BBC reports: Rebecca Ferguson says she’s been asked to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony. The singer tweeted she would “graciously accept” the invitation from the American president-elect if she can perform Strange Fruit. “[It’s] a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States,” she posted. Strange Fruit was originally recorded by ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Mariah Carey Has Difficult New Year’s

Entertainment Weekly reports: Mariah Carey didn’t sing throughout most of her performance on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, explaining that she couldn’t hear the music. As the last pre-midnight performer on the ABC special, Carey took the stage in New York City’s Times Square to sing a medley of hits. But seconds into her performance of ...

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Quincy Jones: No, I’m Not Attending Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party And I Don’t Know Why They Said That

Variety reports: A spokesman for Quincy Jones says that he will be spending New Year’s Eve with his family in Los Angeles and will not be attending a party hosted by President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Earlier on Friday, in a transition team call with reporters, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said that Jones and ...

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Bristol Palin Slams Elton John And Ten Other “Sissies” Who Won’t Perform At Donald Trump’s Inauguration

Via Raw Story: The daughter of former half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin had a meltdown on her blog Wednesday, calling out what she termed the 11 “sissies” who have publicly stated that they have no intention of performing at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Writing on her blog, Palin exclaimed, “If Donald Trump were still just a regular old billionaire and threw ...

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Trump Adviser Boris Epshteyn: We Won’t Have Big Stars At The Inauguration Because We Don’t Want Any

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s inaugural committee is having no problems finding celebrities to attend his inauguration because that’s not who the committee is looking for, Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn said Tuesday. “Not at all,” Epshteyn, the inaugural committee communications director, told CNN. “You know, this is not Woodstock. It’s not Summer Jam. It’s not a concert. It’s not about celebrities. ...

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REPORT: George Michael Secretly Donated Millions To British Hotline For Bullied And Abused Children

The Irish Times reports: Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged.  The star donated all the royalties from his 1996 number one single Jesus To A Child to charity, and is said to have given a gameshow contestant thousands of pounds to fund ...

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HiFi Sean Featuring Crystal Waters – Testify [VIDEO]

Over the last 25 years house maven Crystal Waters has scored ten #1 singles on Billboard’s dance chart, starting with 1991’s career-making, maddeningly catchy, and widely-sampled Gypsy Woman. This week we get the video for Testify, her collaboration with former Soup Dragons frontman turned hottie bear icon and producer HiFi Sean, who makes a cameo appearance. Watch below.

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All You Want For Christmas Is Carpool Karaoke With Mariah, Adele, Gaga, Elton, And Many More [VIDEO]

This is SO much fun. Vanity Fair recaps: What did we do to deserve James Corden? It’s been quite a year, but at last it’s time to start wrapping it up—and the Late Late Show host has apparently been working for all of 2016 to make sure his viewers do so in the best way possible. How? By quietly enlisting ...

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Kanye West Postpones Presidential Run Until 2024 After Meeting With Trump About “Multicultural Issues”

Fox News reports: Kanye West took to Twitter to share details of his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. The rapper set off a media frenzy when he arrived at Trump Tower Tuesday morning after recently spending nine days in the hospital after a reported mental breakdown. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” West shared on ...

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SECRETARY OF REALITY SHOWS: Kanye West Brings Large Entourage To Meet With Donald Trump [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: Well, this is… weird. On Tuesday morning, Kanye West showed up at Trump Tower to meet with the president-elect. The rapper and fashion designer brought his sizable entourage, although wife Kim Kardashian did not join him. In mid-November, shortly before spending a week in a California hospital to treat what TMZ reported to be exhaustion and psychiatric issues, ...

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Kylie Minogue’s Campiest Xmas Show Ever [VIDEOS]

Hello Magazine reports: Kylie Minogue was brought to tears on stage at the Royal Albert Hall by the strength of her audience’s reaction as she brought Christmas to London’s iconic auditorium with the help of a few of her famous friends. The Australian performer delighted fans with a stunningly theatrical two-hour performance which included lavish stage costumes, a full orchestra, ...

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TRAILER: Apple Music Releases 808 Documentary On The Synthesizer That Revolutionized Dance Music

Via Esquire: Though even diehard fans of the music it inspired are largely unfamiliar with its story, the 808 is revered within the industry. The documentary, which premieres Friday on Apple Music, includes commentary by everyone from Lil Jon, to Pharrell, to the Beastie Boys, to Rick Rubin, to Afrika Bambaataa himself. “You get all of these guys, these big, ...

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Carpool Karaoke With Madonna [VIDEO]

US Weekly reviews: Bitch, she’s Madonna. New York City drivers, beware: The Material Girl does not like to be cut off when she’s driving. The Queen of Pop joined James Corden for Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show on Wednesday, December 7, and the segment began with their black SUV getting cut off by a Manhattan bus. “Let’s drive ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Lady Gaga Makes Visit To Ali Forney Center With A Carload Of Holiday Presents [VIDEO]

The Today Show reports: For Lady Gaga, kindness has been the key to finding peace in her own life. “I’ve been searching for ways to help myself. And I found that kindness is the best way,” she told TODAY recently while on a visit to Harlem’s Ali Forney Center, a shelter for homeless LGBT youth, to surprise the teens living ...

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