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Ruven AfanadorReady to be thrilled by Sam Smith in concert? Apple Music has released an intimate concert special called The Thrill of It All Live, featuring Sam’s recent London gig celebrating the release of his sophomore album.

The concert features Sam performing his new hits, like “Too Good at Goodbyes,” with the backing of a choir. He also performs some of his old favorites and puts a new spin on his 2013 song with Disclosure, “Latch.”

Last month, Apple Music aired a short film chronicling the making of Sam’s album, titled On the Record: Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All. It featured behind-the-scenes footage, along with interviews from Sam.

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage for MTVIt's hard to believe that Will Smith hasn't been on Instagram before this week, but after just 24 hours, he already has 1.8 million followers.  One of the stars who welcomed him to the social media platform is his old friend Justin Timberlake.

On Thursday, JT posted a photo of himself and Will having a conversation in the audience of some awards show or another.  He captioned it, "Welcome to Instagram @willsmith. This is called a #TBT. Which means Throwback Thursday. Which is a photo you post on Thursdays that you like, that was taken in the past."

"I like this photo because it’s a photo of you and me," JT continued. "And we look like we are having a serious conversation about something very important. And that makes me feel important."

Will responded by posting a video in which he thanked Justin for the "brief education," but noted, "Man, I know what Throwback Thursday is!  I ain't been in a hole, y'know!"

Then Will started busting Justin's chops. 

"Oh, and I heard you're doing the Super Bowl. So I wanted to help you out," he said. "Like, just, the things to avoid, at the Super Bowl is like....just, like, avoid that."  He then showed a close up of his nipple, in reference to Justin's infamous performance with Janet Jackson in 2004.

He then laughed maniacally and said, "I'm stupid. You da man. I love you!"

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Dave Hogan/Getty ImagesMichael Jackson's iconic short film for his hit song "Blood on the Dance Floor" has been revamped for 2017. 

A new short film called Blood on the Dance Floor 2017 combines footage from the late legend's original visual, which was released in 1997, with new footage featuring the cast of Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil

Each year, the famed entertainment company presents a one-time-only performance set to Michael's "Blood on the Dance Floor" track, in tribute to the King of Pop's birthday.  

"Blood on the Dance Floor" comes from Jackson's 1997 remix album Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

You can watch the new "Blood on the Dance Floor" short film now on Vevo

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Blood On The Dance Floor 2017 (Official Video) by Michael Jackson on VEVO.

 



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Frederick Brown/NBCThe Voice season 13 finale is shaping up to be a star-studded event.

Kelly Clarkson, who will join the show as a coach next season, will deliver a debut TV performance of her song “Medicine” on Tuesday’s two-hour live finale.

Charlie Puth and Sia will also be taking the stage during the finale: Charlie will be singing “How Long” and Sia will be performing her song “Snowman” from her first holiday album, Everyday Is Christmas.

In addition, artists like Bastille, Jessie J and more will also be participating in musical collaborations with the top 8 finalists.

Meanwhile, Alicia Keys, who will be returning to The Voice as coach next season, will make an appearance to introduce last season’s winner, Chris Blue, who will perform his new single, “Blue Blood Blues.”

The episode airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift’s app has officially arrived.

Glu Mobile, the company behind Katy Perry Pop and the successful Kim Kardashian: Hollywood app, has announced that the The Swift Life is now available on the U.S. App Store.

As previously reported, the app focuses on connecting Taylor’s fans to both her and each other through a shared social feed. They’ll be able to collect stickers and Taymoji packs, post pictures, listen to music and view exclusive posts from Taylor herself. Fans will even get to check in with her cats, Meredith and Olivia.

The Swift Life is available for free from the U.S. App Store on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's coming soon to Google Play.

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Joseph GuayIn January, two days after the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, Elton John will be saluted at a Grammy tribute concert which will air as a CBS-TV special later in 2018.

Sam Smith, John Legend, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Miley Cyrus, Kesha and country stars Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Little Big Town will all take part in Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A GRAMMY Salute.  They'll perform Elton's hits at the show, which will be held January 30 at New York's Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.  Tickets for the concert go on sale Monday, December 18 at noon, ET via Ticketmaster.

“Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy, in a statement.

“His creativity, dynamic presence and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community.”

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Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran has made good on a promise to BBC Radio 1 to make something, "more for my dad's generation" -- a duet of "Perfect," partially in Italian, with opera superstar Andrea Bocelli.

"Perfect Symphony," which Ed described "just a little present for Christmas," can now be unwrapped by fans.   

Ed hopes the classed-up "Perfect" will ensure that he'll achieve the honor of scoring the U.K. "Christmas number one," which is a big deal across The Pond.

Previously, Ed released a duet version of "Perfect" with Beyonce, which topped the Billboard Hot 100.

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ABC/Lou RoccoIn 2015, Seal had a big holiday hit with "This Christmas," and now he has another one with "Let It Snow."  But Seal says if it were up to his family, he'd have already made a whole holiday album.

"It's not something that I've given a great deal of thought to," Seal says. "Though having said that, my kids, every year, they say, 'You know, you should do a Christmas record! You should do more Christmas songs!'"

"Let It Snow," along with "The Christmas Song," are both featured on Seal's latest album, Standards.  He says cut the former quickly -- "literally, it was two, three takes."

He laughs, "The funny thing is...'Let it Snow' is actually one of the best vocals on the album! Maybe because I was just having fun, and just doing without 'doing,' without thinking."

But Seal had to think alot to tackle the non-Christmas songs on the record -- made famous by artists like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby -- because each song's lyrics tell a very specific story.

"There's this narrative that's constantly taking place, and that I found to be the most challenging part of this whole...process," he explains. "Not just learning the songs, but to really sing them...to sing them as though they were events that happened in my own life."

Seal says fans seem to like his new musical direction.  At a recent show, he performed the material with an orchestra, and the audience took to its feet.

"That was the first time [during the show] that they were actually standing," he recalls. "[At first], everyone sat and listened.  And at the end of it they were there for literally about ten minutes doing a standing ovation, and it was the first time I'd ever experienced anything like that." 

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TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift will be hitting the road next year and she’ll reportedly be taking her boyfriend with her.

Us Weekly reports that her British actor beau Joe Alwyn will be joining Taylor for a few stops on her upcoming Reputation world tour.

“[Taylor’s] gonna be on tour soon and Joe will be there, and she realized there’s no point in not living her life,” a source says. “All her friends know about their relationship anyway. She feels confident in their relationship and Joe really loves her. She really thinks he might be the one.”

The insider adds that Taylor has been enjoying keeping the relationship private.

“She loves that he is confident and has his own career,” the source says. “She also likes that he doesn’t seek attention and is low-key.”

Tickets for Taylor’s Reputation tour went on sale yesterday, her 28th birthday. The tour kicks off next spring.

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ABC/Image Group LAPink is getting in on next year's Super Bowl festivities.

According to Minnesota’s Star Tribune, the singer will be performing at the Armory in Minneapolis as part of the lead-up to Super Bowl LII [52].

She’ll take the stage February 2 for “Nomadic Live!” ahead of the big game on February 4. As previously announced, Imagine Dragons will be performing February 1 and Jennifer Lopez is booked for February 3.

General admission tickets for Pink go on sale starting Tuesday on Ticketmaster.com. They cost $225 each, which is probably still a lot cheaper than tickets to the actual game.

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Mert & MarcusAn Oregon man arrested for stabbing someone has essentially told the police "I Did Something Bad," but added, "Don't Blame Me" -- because, he says, Taylor Swift made him do it.

According to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, Brent Thicksten, 43, was arrested Sunday in Portland, Oregon after he chased down Andrew Rice on a street and stabbed him with what appeared to be a knife, but which turned out to be scissors.  After his arrest, Thicksten said he tried to stab Rice because "my wife told me to kill him."

Thicksten then said his wife was Taylor Swift.  When police asked where Swift was, he replied, "We are one," and reiterated, "She told me to kill him."  He then stopped answering questions because, he claimed, he had "top-secret clearance."

Thicksten is being held in county jail on a variety of charges in lieu of more than $277,000 bail.

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ABC/Image Group LAAlessia Cara may have just received a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, but she’s not new to this business anymore. The singer has been hard at work on album number two.

Alessia tells Entertainment Weekly that on her new album, she’ll be exploring both meaningful messages and lighter fare. She says she’s been writing new music and “it’s almost done.”

“When you make your first album, you’re not sure who is going to listen, but now I’m aware that I have a platform,” she says. “I’m always going to offer an escape or some sort of light for people. I’m trying to do all of that on this album.”

The singer has had two hits this year with empowering messages -- her song about body positivity “Scars to Your Beautiful,” and Logic’s suicide prevention anthem, “1-800-273-8255.”

“For a while, pop music was really stagnant,” Alessia says. “There was a moment where it felt like everyone wanted fluff and they didn’t want a message. And I know there are people who still don’t, but there has been a new wave of music that has meaning. It’s a good time to be positive and help each other.”

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Alasdair McLellanAdele attended a national memorial service in London Thursday for the victims of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, six months after the event.

The singer joined Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and around 1,500 other attendees for the ceremony, which took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

They gathered to remember the 71 people who died in the apartment blaze exactly six months ago, on June 14. It marked the worst building fire the city had seen in years and prompted allegations of negligence against the building’s owners.

"A lot of people were happy to see Adele there," a source tells E! News. "It was uplifting. She didn't mingle this time but her presence was a big help and reassurance that she hadn't abandoned the 'cause.' She has become an important vice here."

Adele has raised money and offered support for the victims of the blaze. Earlier this month, she encouraged people to sign a petition urging British Prime Minister Theresa May “to take urgent action to restore their faith in the Grenfell Tower inquiry.”

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Norman Jean RoyLast year, Bon Jovi held a special listening event for their album This House Is Not for Sale at a Broadway theater which featured the band sharing not just songs, but the stories behind them.  But what about possibility of an entire Bon Jovi musical?  "We'll see," says Jon.

Speaking to Billboard, Jon says of the Broadway concept, "Believe me, those conversations have happened. There's been a lot of people who have knocked on our doors over the years...I wouldn't say I wouldn't ever consider a jukebox musical, but they would have to come to me and convince us. If they go Rock of Ages, I wouldn't do it."

Jon says he used to think the band's own story would make a great musical, until he saw Jersey Boys.

"When I saw Jersey Boys, I said, 'That's our story!' So it's not a unique story," he explains. "If it was Mamma Mia! and you created something from something else, I might be a little more open to it. So we'll see...but Broadway's cool, man."

"I loved doing the This House shows and telling the story of all the songs on Broadway," he notes. "I could've done that 100 times and loved it."

Meanwhile, the newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee says January will see the release of two new Bon Jovi songs: "When We Were Us" -- which he describes as a "big ol' anthemic [song]...that tells our story -- and "Walls," which he says is about "the crazy world in which we live."

Jon also says fans can expect to see them do about 40 shows this year, and tells Billboard, "As long as I can do it and be healthy and happy doing it, I'll keep doing it."

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ABC/Image Group LABy now you've probably heard that Prince William and Prince Harry of Great Britain supposedly make cameo appearances as First Order storm troopers in the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi.  But now another British celebrity claims that she also made a cameo in the film.

Ellie Goulding tweeted, "Has anybody seen Star Wars yet and seen someone who resembles me in it  awkward if I got cut. Haha."

The "Love Me Like You Do" singer then added, "Either way it was a really awesome experience. Great to be in the rebel army for a day :)."

Predictably, this news freaked out Ellie's fans, who started asking her via Twitter if she was serious.  "Ha of course it’s true. I played the wrap party too," she replied.

It's still not 100% clear if Ellie is playing a Jedi mind trick on her fans, but she does love Star Wars.

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PRNewsfoto/Epic RightsSorry, ‘NSYNC fans. JC Chasez just put the kibosh on any hope of a reunion.

“The answer is no,” JC tells Us Weekly. “I know people want to hear a different answer but we felt like we did what we set out to do.”

He adds, “By the way, we are all still friends and we all still talk about this stuff. But the way we went about it was we had to be inspired by something. And that’s the only way we would do anything.”

JC says they want to continue to be honest with their fans.

“I would never want to take anything from anyone that didn’t feel genuine,” he says. “That’s just kind of the way we approach everything that we do. … I think if they are going to invest in you then you should be fair to them. If you’re not giving everything that you have then you shouldn’t be doing it. That’s out of respect for them.”

Sounds like they won’t be joining Justin Timberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance after all.  But hopefully, the group will come together to accept their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, and they'll all be reunited on that line of 'NSYNC-inspired merchandise that'll be out next year as well. 

As previously reported, that line includes retro 90's inspired clothing, as well as accessories, electronics, seasonal and home decor, games, collectible figures, slot machines, and more.

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TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift is celebrating her 28th birthday Wednesday as tickets officially go on sale for her Reputation world tour. The singer has also released a new tour trailer to get fans pumped.

The promo video, set to her song “Ready for It?,” features clips from her “Look What You Made Me Do” video interspersed with footage from her Super Saturday Night performance earlier this year.

Hardcore Swifties had the chance to purchase tickets in a special pre-sale last month through Taylor Swift Tix, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fans.

Taylor’s stadium tour kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and hits 33 cities before wrapping in October.

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Neal PrestonIt's been widely reported that when Lady Gaga makes her big-screen debut next year in the reboot of A Star Is Born, she'll be billed under her birth name, Stefani Germanotta.  That's because in April, Warner Brothers, the studio producing the movie, issued a statement announcing that fact.  But apparently, Gaga didn't get the memo.

Gaga tweeted last night, "I’ve seen a lot of rumors on the internet that for 'A Star Is Born' I’ll be billed as Stefani, but that’s not the case. It’s Lady Gaga, baby!"

Adding to the reporting of the "Stefani" story is the fact that Gaga's co-star in the movie, Bradley Cooper, who's also directing, has been referring to the singer as "Stefani" in various interviews about the film.

In A Star Is Born, Gaga will play a singer named Ally, who's taken under the wing of a fading star named Jackson Maine, played by Cooper.

As previously reported, A Star is Born will arrive in theaters on May 18.  It's the fourth iteration of the film, following the 1937 original with Janet Gaynor, the 1954 Judy Garland version, and the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

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Courtesy Rock and Roll Hhall of FameThe Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally wants Bon Jovi -- alive, rather than dead.

The band has been eligible for induction into the Hall for several years but only made the ballot twice.  This year, they not only made the ballot, but they topped the online fan poll of nominees.  That gave them more weight going into the final ballot, and Wednesday morning, they were officially announced as inductees into the Rock Hall's Class of 2018.

Jon Bon Jovi's pretty excited about the news -- he's posted a video online thanking fans for their help in getting the band the honor. 

"Thanks for inducting us into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  Long time coming but it's finally here!" he said. "We'll see you guys in Cleveland, and thanks for all the memories and all the history we continue to make together."

Guitarist Richie Sambora, who is no longer with the band but who will be inducted as a founding member, released a separate statement saying, in part, "It's certainly an honor to be recognized...and I am thinking about all of my heroes and my peers that have been inducted before me -- it's great to be in that queue. It is the best feeling."

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President and CEO Greg Harris tells ABC Radio that Bon Jovi deserves the honor.

"That big arena sound, it echoes today -- not just in rock 'n' roll but also in country music," Harris notes. "They certainly influenced many, as well as bringing along millions of fans for the ride."

The year's other inductees include Dire Straits, The Moody Blues, The Cars, the late Nina Simone and, in the early influence category, the late gospel/R&B artist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

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NBC UniversalOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the eight artists who performed Monday learned that Team Blake Shelton's Keisha Renee; Team Adam Levine's Adam Cunningham; and Davon Fleming and Noah Mac -- both from Team Jennifer Hudson -- were sent home.

Cunningham and Mac were eliminated on a one-hour results show. They lost an "Instant Save" vote to Team Blake’s Red Marlow.

Prior to the vote, Marlow, Cunningham and Mac sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. Marlow performed Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight,” Cunningham covered “Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)” by Travis Tritt and Mac tackled Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times.”

There are now four artists remaining in the competition: Addison is Team Adam’s last remaining member, along with Team Miley’s Brooke Simpson and Marlow and Chloe Kohanski, from Team Blake. There are no artists left on Team Jennifer.

The results show also featured former Voice contestants previewing “It’s Time,” from Neon Dreams, their revue at Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Café, as well as X Ambassadors, Machine Gun Kelly and Bebe Rexha with their latest single “Home,” and Jennifer Hudson premiering her new song, “Burden Down.”

The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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