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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCJennifer Lopez is ready for round two with shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti. The two are getting ready to launch their second collection together, after successfully launching their first collaboration earlier this year.

According to Footwear News, the fall collection will debut in August and features four new styles, including lace-up over-the-knee boots and embellished booties.

“For spring, each style was named after people who have a special place in my heart,” J-Lo tells Footwear News. “For fall, I wanted to pay homage to some of my favorite roles from my performances in television and film.”

The high-heeled sandals in the collection are named Harlee, after Jennifer's Shades of Blue character, and the over-the-knee boots are named Marisa, after her Maid in Manhattan role. A crystal-encrusted bootie is named Gertie, after her Jersey Girl character, and another high-heeled bootie is called Puchi, after her role in El Cantante.

This time around, the shoes will also have a more wintry color palette of black, burgundy and dark gray. They’ll retail from $1,495 to $2,795.

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Atlantic RecordsEd Sheeran’s Divide has made the shortlist for the 2017 Mercury Prize.

He’s competing with 11 other artists for the prestigious award, which is given annually to the best album from the U.K. and Ireland. Other artists on the shortlist include The xx and British rapper Stormzy.

In a statement, the judging panel says that this year's shortlist "celebrates the remarkable power of British music."

"What these artists have in common is an infectious pleasure in music making and an arresting sense of urgency about the music they make," the statement reads. "They delight in exploring musical possibilities and refusing to be pinned down by genre conventions."

The 2017 Mercury Prize will be handed out September 14 during a ceremony in London.

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Olivia BeeKesha relives childhood memories in the new video for a song she co-wrote with her mother, “Learn to Let Go.”

The singer incorporates actual home movie footage of herself when she was little, including shots of her dancing with abandon, singing into a toy microphone, sitting poolside with her family, and jumping on a bed.

As those scenes flash on the screen, Kesha finds herself encountering scenes in her adult world that mimic the home videos.

“It’s this idea of reconnecting to my child-like self because that’s when you are so full of wonder and joy,” Kesha explains in an essay for the Huffington Post.

She also explains the song’s title, writing, “It’s become one of my mantras over the last few years. As much as our past creates who we are, we can’t let it define us or hold us back.”

"Learn to Let Go" appears on Kesha’s new album, Rainbow, due out August 11.

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Victor Boyko/Getty Images for LDC FoundationMadonna delivered a surprise performance at Leonardo DiCaprio’s fourth annual charity gala in St. Tropez, France, on Thursday night.

Entertainment Weekly reports the Queen of Pop performed a medley of her hits for a star-studded guest list that included her ex-husband Sean Penn, and Leo’s Titanic co-stars Kate Winslet and Billy Zane. Tom Hanks, Kate Hudson, Uma Thurman, Jared Leto, Tobey Maguire and Edward Norton were also in attendance.

Lenny Kravitz also performed later in the evening, with Madonna and Leo joining him on stage.

Madonna later posted a video clip of her performance on Instagram, writing, “Such an honor to be here supporting Leo's foundation and doing what we can to save Planet Earth!”

The event raised $30 million for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which is dedicated to environmentalist causes.

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David LaChapelle Katy Perry will be pulling double duty at the MTV Video Music Awards this year. The singer will be hosting the ceremony, as well as performing.

A promo for her hosting gig features Katy in a purple holographic space suit as she hurdles through space towards the moon. The VMA trophy is, of course, a moonman -- in this case, the space suit belt reads "moonwoman."

“I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson,” Katy says in a statement.  “Come August 27th, I’ll be ready to be your MOONWOMAN! Brace for impact, kids.”

Katy's also a multi-VMA nominee with five nods, including Best Pop, Best Direction, and Best Visual Effects, for “Chained to the Rhythm.”

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Introducing your MOONWOMAN. Brace for impact! August 27th on @MTV @VMAs pic.twitter.com/WJsIYq7WiM

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 27, 2017

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Dennis LeupoldDemi Lovato has just been added to Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series.

The singer will be hitting the Central Park SummerStage in New York City for a performance on August 18. She’ll replace country singer Eric Church, who was originally supposed to perform that day. His performance will be rescheduled for a later date.

Demi’s new single, “Sorry Not Sorry,” was released earlier this month.

GMA also announced this week that Kesha will be performing the week before Demi, on August 9.

Tomorrow, Imagine Dragons plays the Summer Concert Series.

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AUGUST 18th: @ddlovato performs LIVE in Central Park on our @GMA Summer Concert Series! #DemiOnGMA

FREE TICKETS: https://t.co/GsuOCSTa9n pic.twitter.com/USmdxheebL

— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 27, 2017

 

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Olivia MaloneThe video for Charli XCX’s new song “Boys” features a lot of, well, boys.

She’s recruited the likes of Joe Jonas, Charlie Puth, Mark Ronson, Diplo, Wiz Khalifa, Jack Antonoff and others to star as eye candy in the visual.

They’re all seen doing cute “boy” things. For example, Joe eats pancakes and drinks milk seductively, Charlie washes down a car and Diplo cuddles with puppies.

Charli, who co-directed the clip, writes below the YouTube video, “NO BOYS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS VIDEO.”

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Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesIn what was by all accounts an accident, Justin Bieber Wednesday night sent a photographer to the hospital after he bumped him with a vehicle he was driving.

Beverly Hills police tell ABC News they received a call late Thursday night about a vehicle striking a pedestrian.  A traffic officer already on the scene working an event said a paparazzo had been stuck by a vehicle and injured, though the injuries appeared to be minor. 

Police didn’t identify the driver, whom witnesses say was Bieber, but released him on his own recognizance after questioning him.  KABC TV in Los Angeles, however, has video of Bieber at the scene that shows him driving a Black Dodge Ram pickup that was surrounded by paparazzi, and accidentally striking a photographer in the legs as Justin was driving forward, attempting to leave the scene.

Justin reportedly was attending a Bible study event at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.  He remained on the scene and even talked to the injured photographer until help arrived.  The photographer was taken away by ambulance, with his right leg immobilized in a splint.  His condition wasn’t known as of Thursday morning.

In a perfect storm of celebrity, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian were also at the weekly Bible study event, sponsored by the City Church.  Justin’s said to be a regular attendee.

Bieber’s spiritual beliefs have become a hot topic after he cancelled his Purpose tour earlier this week, citing a need for time off.  However, there’ve been unconfirmed rumors that his involvement in the Hillsong Christian church and his relationship with its pastor, Carl Lentz, in some way prompted his decision to leave the road early.

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Michael Ochs Archive/Getty ImagesA jury in Los Angeles has awarded super producer Quincy Jones almost $9.5 million in damages in Jones' lawsuit against the estate of Michael Jackson, Variety reports, finding that the estate underpaid Jones royalties he was due.

Jones filed suit against the estate in 2013 seeking $30 million on royalties he claimed he was owed on the late King of Pop's posthumous earnings, both for Jones' work on Off the Wall, Thriller and Bad, and on the concert documentary This Is It as well as on money due from two Cirque du Soliel shows using music he had been involved in.

In a statement after the verdict was announced, obtained by ABC News, Jones said, "I, along with the team I assembled with Michael, took great care and purpose in creating these albums, and it has always given me a great sense of pride and comfort that three decades after they were originally recorded, these songs are still being played in every corner of the world.  This lawsuit was never about Michael, it was about protecting the integrity of the work we all did in the recording studio and the legacy of what we created.  Although this judgement is not the full amount that I was seeking, I am very grateful that the jury decided in our favor in this matter.  I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists’ rights overall.”

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ABC/Randy HolmesCharlie Puth and Lionel Richie may be joining Katy Perry at the American Idol judges table, sources tell Variety.


The two reportedly are in advanced talks to come on board ABC’s reboot of the singing competition series. Keith Urban, who was a judge on Fox’s Idol, and fellow country singer Luke Bryan apparently are being considered as well.

So far Katy Perry is the only judge who has been confirmed. Last week, Ryan Seacrest announced he’d be returning as host.

American Idol ran for 15 seasons on Fox before ending last year. The new Idol will debut sometime in 2018.

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ABC/ Paula LoboIt seems Sia has a new muse: Kate Hudson.


The singer is reportedly directing the actress in a film that she also wrote, called Sister. She posted what appears to be a still from the movie on Instagram, featuring Kate with a brand-new buzzcut.  The newly shorn actress sits on a chair facing a window as the light streams in.

“My girl [Kate Hudson] being a delight on set,” Sia captions the photo.

Kate re-posted the photo to her own page, writing, “Freedom,” along with the open hands emoji and the haircut emoji.  “Compliments of [Sia],” she writes of the photo. “#OurBeautifulDirector.”

Sia previously discussed her film directorial debut back in 2015 at Venice Days, a sidebar of the international film festival. She said the movie is based on a one-page story she wrote eight years ago.

“I was too embarrassed to tell anyone I wanted to make a movie, because I thought it would be seen as a vanity project, because I was a singer,” she said, “and then last year after I made the ‘Chandelier’ video, I realized that I was pretty good at directing, so I felt a little bit braver."

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ABC/Randy HolmesIt’s only fitting that Mariah Carey, the unofficial “Queen of Christmas,” would be involved in a new Christmas-themed film.

On her Twitter page Wednesday, Mariah debuted the new trailer for The Star, an animated flick that explores the story of the first Christmas -- from the animals’ perspective. Mariah won’t be voicing any of the characters, but her new single, also called “The Star,” will be featured in the film.

Kelly Clarkson is among the voices, along with Gina Rodriguez, Tracy Morgan, Keegan-Michael Key and Oprah Winfrey.

The Star is set to hit theaters November 10.

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Very excited to share a tease for the new movie #TheStarMovie which will be out in theaters in time for Christmas! #NewSong #TheStar pic.twitter.com/uRhGKugC8k

— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) July 26, 2017

 

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Getty Images via ABCRihanna is taking her Global Partnership for Education ambassador duties very seriously.  

The "Work" singer met with French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, Wednesday in France in support of the Global Partnership for Education, and world education in general.  

Rih tweeted her gratitude to the French president and first lady, writing, "Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education!" 

The meeting comes after Riri's tweet to President Macron this June, asking if he would commit to funding education.

Rihanna's been on a mission to gather support from world leaders in an effort to help finance education around the globe.  

She traveled last month to Malawi -- considered one of the world's poorest countries -- to advocate for a better education system in the East African country. 

Rihanna also created the Clara Lionel Foundation in 2012 to support and develop world-class educational programs in her home country of Barbados and elsewhere.  

Earlier this year, she accepted Harvard University's prestigious Humanitarian of the Year award in recognition of her efforts. 

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Thank you Mr. President @EmmanuelMacron and Madame First Lady for the incredible meeting and passion for global and girls education! 🇫🇷

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCJustin Bieber has denied reports that he cancelled his tour in order to dedicate himself to Christianity.

When confronted by TMZ cameras, the singer responded, “No,” after being asked if he shut down his Purpose World Tour for religious reasons. When pressed further, he said, “You already know the reason.”

Justin previously told TMZ he just needed some rest and relaxation after nearly two years on the road.

Sources back up Justin’s story to Us Weekly, saying that while he turned to members of the Hillsong Church for advice before cancelling the tour, the church didn’t push him to quit.

"He is very involved with his church group but he's not becoming some sort of fanatic or anything like that," one source says.

Another source adds that his decision to cancel the remaining 14 tour dates was very last-minute. "As of Friday, he was still ready to go, but Sunday night he changed his mind. He didn't want to go," the insider says.

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Johanne LovundFresh off his MTV VMA nomination for his hit “Ain’t It Me” with Selena Gomez, Kygo has released Stole the Show, a new documentary about his rise to fame.

The Norwegian DJ/producer says it was a little nerve-wracking at first to put his life on display, especially since he typically takes a more behind-the-scenes role in his music.

“I think it’s a big step for me but I’ve been taking a lot of big steps the last three years so I’m kind of used to it now,” he told ABC Radio at the Apple Music and Kygo Stole the Show Screening in NYC Tuesday night. “But I’m just very excited for people to see this documentary and see everything that’s been going on from my point of view and my team’s point of view.”

That includes a particularly chaotic moment where his climactic show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn almost didn’t happen. He says fans might be most surprised to learn that things were “a mess” in the hours right before the show.

As someone who lived these moments, the documentary serves a different purpose for Kygo.

“The last three years has been so busy so I haven’t really had time to really kinda take it all in,” he says. “But now that I watched the documentary, all the memories kinda start flowing and I’m like, ok, oh we did this, we did that. And it’s just a lot of fun for me to watch it.”

Stole the Show debuts today on Apple Music.

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Interscope RecordsAfter teasing it for the past two weeks, Selena Gomez has released her “Fetish” video.

The clip starts with Selena, dressed in a long yellow dress, walking down a sunny suburban street with bags of groceries. What should be a sweet scene feels just slightly off, thanks to a smoking car parked half-up on the curb.

The visuals only get more bizarre from there. Selena tosses the groceries and has a meltdown in her kitchen, then sits at a dining table filled with candles and crystal glassware as it rains from the ceiling. Other shots include her taking an eyelash curler to her tongue and biting into a bar of soap.

"You got a fetish for my love/I push you out and you come right back/Don't see a point in blaming you/If I were you, I'd do me too,” she sings.

“Fetish” is the second single off Selena’s upcoming third album, following “Bad Liar.”

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Getty Images/Kevin Mazur for Bud LightJohn Mayer is putting friends to the test in a new promo for his Bud Light Dive Bar Tour concert.

In a hidden-camera setup, a guy and a girl are both asked to save their friend’s seat at the bar. They’re challenged by different people who try to claim the seat. The guy ends up giving up the bar stool to a pretty blonde, but the girl manages to save the seat even when John Mayer himself asks to sit down.

The girl ends up winning two tickets to see John’s intimate Dive Bar show in Los Angeles, which takes place tonight at a secret location. He gives her a hug and tells her she’s a “friend you can count on.”

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Getty Images via ABCFifth Harmony may have just announced their new album title and release date, but former member Camila Cabello is busy readying her own solo material.

She’s working with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder on the album, and he hints that one of the songs has a distinctive Cuban flair.

“She's obviously Cuban, I wanted to stay true to that, she played me a couple records, I can't say the names of 'em, [but] one of 'em blew me away and it felt like you were sitting in the streets of Havana,” Ryan says. “I mean, it felt very authentic, and like she has such a point of view and actually is such a good writer.”

So does he think Fifth Harmony fans will love her new material?

“I think they're gonna like it a lot,” he says. “It's very modern music. The stuff that we've done and that I've heard, they're gonna get stuff that is very, very contemporary and cutting edge but it feels like her. It's got that kind of Cuban spirit to it."

Camila’s solo album is due out later this year. Her former band mates of Fifth Harmony will be releasing their self-titled album on August 25.

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Atlantic RecordsIs Ed Sheeran more popular than Star Wars? Sort of.

The singer’s Divide album has been named the U.K.’s biggest selling entertainment product in the first half of 2017, beating out even the DVD/Blu-ray release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The half-year Entertainment Chart, compiled by the British Entertainment Retailers Association, revealed that Ed’s latest album sold 2.06 million units, compared to 1.18 million for Rogue One.

Rounding out the top five are Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Bridget Jones’s Baby, and Moana.

Some other music releases in the top 40 chart include Now That’s What I Call Music 96, Drake’s More Life, Ed’s X [Multiply], and Little Mix’s Glory Days.

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Olivia BeeKaty Perry is exploring her nerdy side.

The singer will be joining astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the fourth season of his science talk show, Star Talk. We catch a glimpse of her appearance in the trailer for the new season, which debuted on Entertainment Tonight.

It hasn’t yet been revealed what they’ll be discussing, but Katy is seen giving a hand gesture signaling her mind has been blown.

She’s among a roster of Star Talk celebrity guest stars including Katie Couric, Kevin Smith, James Cameron, Alan Alda and Lance Armstrong. Each episode focuses on how science and technology have affected people’s lives.

StarTalk returns to NatGeo in October.

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