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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

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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! 🇫🇷

— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 26, 2017

 

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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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Meredith TruaxJulia Michaels has released the flirtatious new music video for her song, “Uh Huh.”

The video starts with Julia getting to know a cute boy. The two flirt and laugh as he compliments her tattoos and quizzes her about her life.

The rest of the clip alternates between Julia and the guy being playful with one another -- they dance around and even swap clothes at one point -- and Julia writhing around on a bed as she sings about not being able to control her emotions.  

"I think you're movin' in too close/But I think that it's my body wanting it the most, like UH HUH/I don't know what it is I feel/But I know it's my emotions going in for the kill, like UH HUH," she sings on the chorus.

The song is the follow up to Julia's smash hit, “Issues.” She'll release a seven-song mini-album titled Nervous System on July 28.

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CMTIt’s already been a big summer for Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line. They’re playing stadiums together, and FGL helped BSB score their first #1 country hit with “God, Your Mama and Me.”

Now they’re adding another major event to their calendars. Early next month, they’ll trade lines on each other’s hits as they ready a new edition of CMT Crossroads.

“Being such fans of each other, this is a really fun way for us to put our mark on our songs,” Brian Littrell says of the Crossroads special. “It’s going to be a fun night with seven guys who really admire one another. I’m looking forward to what comes of it!”

Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley agrees: “It’s been really cool to collaborate with the Backstreet Boys in so many different ways this year. And to be able to take our friendship -- and smooth new dance moves -- up a notch with this full-blown concert together is going to be epic!”

You’ll be able to check out Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line’s latest endeavor when their episode of CMT Crossroads premieres Wednesday, August 30 at 10 p.m. ET.

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCIs it too late now to say sorry? Justin Bieber is doing it anyway.

TMZ cameras caught up with Justin following his tour cancellation announcement, and he had an apologetic message for fans.

"I love you guys, I think you guys are awesome,” he says, addressing the fans. “I'm sorry for anyone who feels, like, disappointed or betrayed, it's not in my heart or anything, and have a blessed day."

As for why he cancelled, Justin says everything is fine, he just needs some rest and relaxation after being on the road for over a year -- his Purpose world tour kicked off March 9, 2016.

John Mayer, meanwhile, came to Justin’s defense and commended his decision.

“When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going,” John tweeted, adding, “We've lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin [two thumbs up] for realizing it was time to call it. You should too.”

Justin announced Monday he was canceling the Purpose tour with just 14 dates remaining.

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When someone pulls remaining dates of a tour, it means they would have done real damage to themselves if they kept going. 1/2

— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 24, 2017

We've lost so many great artists lately. I give Justin for realizing it was time to call it. You should too. 2/2

— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) July 24, 2017

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Rony AlwinKaty Perry, The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar lead the nominations this year for the MTV Video Music Awards.

Kendrick snagged the most nods, with eight, for his video for “HUMBLE.,” while Katy and The Weeknd tied with five nominations each.

Other nominees include Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Alessia Cara, Shawn Mendes and Ariana Grande.

MTV also announced that it'll be eliminating the “Best Female Video” and “Best Male Video” categories in favor of an all-inclusive “Artist of the Year” category. The network's also added a “Best Fight Against the System” category to honor videos that inspire viewers to fight injustice.

The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards airs live on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.   

Here are the nominees:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bruno Mars
Kendrick Lamar
Ed Sheeran
Ariana Grande
The Weeknd
Lorde

BEST NEW ARTIST
Khalid
Kodak Black
SZA
Young M.A
Julia Michaels
Noah Cyrus

BEST COLLABORATION
Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez – “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
Calvin Harris ft. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean – “Feels”
Zayn & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”

BEST POP
Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Miley Cyrus – “Malibu”

BEST HIP-HOP
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
Chance the Rapper – “Same Drugs”
D.R.A.M. ft. Lil Yachty – “Broccoli”
Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert – “Bad & Boujee”
DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – “I’m The One”

BEST DANCE
Zedd and Alessia Cara – “Stay”
Kygo x Selena Gomez – “It Ain’t Me”
Calvin Harris – “My Way”
Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ – “Cold Water”
Afrojack ft. Ty Dolla $ign – “Gone”

BEST ROCK
Coldplay – “A Head Full of Dreams”
Fall Out Boy – “Young And Menace”
Twenty One Pilots – “Heavydirtysoul”
Green Day – “Bang Bang”
Foo Fighters – “Run”

BEST FIGHT AGAINST THE SYSTEM
Logic ft. Damian Lemar Hudson – “Black SpiderMan”
The Hamilton Mixtape – “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
Big Sean – “Light”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
Taboo ft. Shailene Woodley – “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
John Legend – “Surefire”
 
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Imagine Dragons – “Thunder”
Ed Sheeran – “Castle On The Hill”
DJ Shadow ft. Run The Jewels – “Nobody Speak”
Halsey – “Now or Never”

BEST DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Alessia Cara – “Scars To Your Beautiful”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
Katy Perry ft. Migos – “Bon Appetit”
DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation”
KYLE ft. Lil Yachty – “iSpy”
Katy Perry ft. Skip Marley – “Chained To The Rhythm”
Harry Styles – “Sign Of The Times”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Kanye West – “Fade”
Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – “Side To Side”
Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.”
Sia – “The Greatest”
Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane – “Down”

BEST EDITING
Future – “Mask Off”
Young Thug – “Wyclef Jean”
Lorde – “Green Light”
The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
The Weeknd – “Reminder”

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Shirlaine Forrest/WireImageSome musicians like to say they’re not in it for the money. In Gotye’s case, that may really be true. 


According to Australia’s News.com.au, the singer -- who had a Grammy-winning monster hit with 2011’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” -- turned down millions of dollars in YouTube royalties.

Gotye, born Wally de Backer, decided against pop-up ads on his YouTube channel, which could have made him lots of dough thanks to his “Somebody That I Used to Know” music video, which racked up nearly a billion views.

Just for reference, the Korean artist PSY made $10 million in YouTube royalties when “Gangnam Style” went over two billion views.

“I’m not interested in selling my music,” Gotye tells News.com.au. “That’s the reason I don’t put ads on my You Tube channel, which seems strange to people in today’s climate, but that is a decision you can make. I’m like that with all my music. I generally never want to synch my music for products [on ads].”

Gotye is currently working on finishing his fourth album.

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Courtesy of SHOWTIMEAhead of its Showtime premiere on Wednesday, the network has debuted a new teaser for its upcoming Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney. "Can I Be Me."

The trailer features archival footage of Whitney, as a voice is heard saying, "Whitney Houston died from a broken heart."

The film, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in April, offers behind-the-scenes material, candid interviews from those who knew the singer, and performance footage -- including many of Houston's greatest hits. The doc promises to shed light on the late icon's extraordinary career, as well as her struggles with fame, addiction, and her image as a pop star in the public eye.  

A full-length trailer for the documentary was released a month ago.

Whitney. "Can I Be Me" airs on Showtime on Friday, August 25, at 9 p.m. ET.

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCFifth Harmony stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.  

The group performed their current single, "Down," with featured guest rapper Gucci Mane joining them.  

But the big news was made by host Jimmy Fallon. In introducing the performance he announced that the group's new album will be self-titled and is coming August 25.

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Bob MusselGoo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik is currently touring the country, but his greatest pride and joy is back at home. 

Back in December, the singer became a dad for the first time at age 51 when his wife gave birth to their daughter, Liliana. While she’s too young to join him on the tour bus just yet, Johnny says he’s been enjoying spending any moment he can with her.

“I love it, it's not as hard as I thought it was gonna be, but mostly because my wife and my mother in law are just fantastic and I just love being with her,” Johnny says.

He has no regrets about waiting until he was older to have a kid, and says she’s “just a little sweetheart.”

Johnny hasn’t written any songs about fatherhood just yet, though. He’s content to just sing playful gibberish to his baby girl.

“She inspires me when I'm bouncing her, goin' "Boo bee duh bop, hey! Boo bee duh bop ba boo...’” he says. “It's the only kind of music she inspires.” 

Goo Goo Dolls hits Indianapolis tonight on their Long Way Home tour.

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ABC/Phil McCartenJust because the guys of One Direction are all finding solo success, doesn’t mean the band will never reunite. At least, that’s what Louis Tomlinson thinks.

During an interview with U.K.’s morning show Lorraine, Louis says returning to One Direction is a no-brainer.

“There is no question of if, I mean it’s a must,” he says. “It has to be, I’m sure we’re all on the same page there. It’s just too difficult for any of us to say [when].”

In the meantime, Louis is enjoying kicking off his solo career with the Bebe Rexha collab “Back to You.” And he says he’s proudly following his band mates’ careers as well.

“The feeling that I get -- it’s like I feel like a big brother. When I look at a video of Niall [Horan] playing the stadium to a radio show or see Harry [Styles] stood next to Tom Hardy, I mean come on -- it’s amazing!” Louis says. “I just feel really, really proud. It’s real nice.”

Sunday marked the seven-year anniversary of when One Direction officially came together as a band.

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Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records“Despacito” is still going strong. The Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit, featuring Justin Bieber, is number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for an 11th week.

The song becomes part of a small group of just 23 songs that have topped the chart for at least 11 weeks, and is the second-longest-leading single since Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” reigned for 12 weeks from January through April.

“Despacito” also topped the Digital Song Sales chart for a 12th week, with 118,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 20. It has sold more than 100,000 downloads in each of the last 11 weeks, making it the longest streak of 100,000 downloads since Adele’s “Hello.”

Elsewhere on the Hot 100 chart, DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, comes in at number two, and Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” rises to number three.  

Charlie Puth’s “Attention” cracks the top 10, making it Charlie’s third top-10 single. 

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Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images via ABCJustin Bieber is scrapping the rest of his Purpose World Tour dates.

The singer’s rep confirms in a statement, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Justin Bieber will cancel the remainder of the Purpose World Tour concerts.”

The statement goes on to say, “Justin loves his fans and hates to disappoint them. He thanks his fans for the incredible experience of the Purpose World Tour over last 18 months. He is grateful and honored to have shared that experience with his cast and crew for over 150 successful shows across 6 continents during this run.”

It continues, “However, after careful consideration he has decided he will not be performing any further dates. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”

The tour kicked off March 9 in Seattle and had 15 shows left, including stadium dates in Texas, Colorado and New Jersey, and a handful of international stops in Japan, Singapore and the Philippines.

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