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BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty ImagesMadonna's parenting skills are under fire thanks to an Instagram photo of one of her twin four-year-old daughters leaning on an armchair.  On the armchair is a throw pillow with the words "F**k cocaine" embroidered on it.

Madonna captioned the post, "I couldn't agree more...," but that didn't stop outraged followers from criticizing the Queen of Pop and mother of six for daring to bring her child into contact with the "F" word.

"Profanity around such a young kid?! No!!!" wrote one. "...Nothing classy or appropriate about this post."  Another called it "kinda inappropriate," while yet another wrote, "Classy thing to have around your kids. Go f**k yourself, Madonna."

Noting that Madonna's four-year-old twins were adopted from Malawi, one follower wrote, "Isn't there a profanity clause in your adoption contract!? When I was 5 yrs old I didn't know what cocaine was or the word f**k! I didn't expect this from you @madonna."

"I can't believe you've put a child in this picture with what it says on the cushion," fumed another.

One follower really put the star on blast, writing, "You're such a w***e!...You have no morals and you never will. You never should have been able to adopt these kids!"

Of course, Madonna had her defenders as well.  "There are actually people overreacting about this pic. Just can't believe it," wrote one, while another noted, "It's so funny that people are still shocked by this woman!"

Another pointed out, "Why is everyone losing their minds over this? Its MADONNA people! You know, THE Madonna that does what she wants, breaks through barriers, stands up for women's rights etc etc. Yes, that's right MADONNA. Got it now?"

Madonna adopted four-year-old Stella and Esther earlier this year.

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCAt the Billboard Music Awards Sunday night, Lorde gave a unique performance of "Green Light" -- she sang it as though she was in a karaoke lounge, reading the lyrics off a screen.  But if you missed, it seems you won't get many other opportunities to see her belt out the upbeat track on TV.

In an Instagram post, Lorde wrote, "Karaoke baby...had a blast tonight performing green light for one of the last times on american tv— thanks for watching and for your sweet words always. new single rising.. soon.."

It's not clear what Lorde's next single will be, though she did sing another new track, "Liability," on Saturday Night Live. 

The New Zealand star's new album Melodrama arrives next month.  She's got a number of festival shows lined up this summer, including appearances at Governors Ball, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and the Life Is Beautiful festivals.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCNote to eligible bachelors out there: Don’t use the pickup line “You’re not like most girls” on Hailee Steinfeld. At the beginning of her “Most Girls” music video, a guy tries the line, only to be ditched by the singer.

From there, she shows why she actually wants to be like most girls. Hailee portrays a number of personas -- the glamorous girl, the sporty girl, the artistic girl -- and sings about why they’re all perfectly acceptable.

“Most girls are smart and strong and beautiful/Most girls work hard, go far, we are unstoppable," Hailee sings. "No two are the same/I wanna be like, I wanna be like most girls."

At one point, she surrounds herself with a diverse group of women all wearing white t-shirts emblazoned with different empowering words, like “fearless,” “unstoppable” and “relentless.”

The video ends with the guy from the beginning of the clip watching video screens featuring all of Hailee’s personas.

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James Devaney/WireImageRihanna was honored at Parsons School of Design’s annual benefit Monday night, and she delivered an inspiring speech to the future generation of fashion designers.

“I don’t think you get celebrated enough,” she told the crowd. “You should be celebrated for every aspect of your growth and your growing pains. You should be celebrated for your creativity, for your fearlessness, your persistence and your determination...for being different, for not being given enough credit. For not having to use eye cream.”

She added, "We often tear our youth down when we should be building them up. You are all the next generation. We need to invest in you.”

And Rihanna will be doing just that. She’s launching a design fellowship that will send three Parsons Design students to Port-au-Prince, Haiti this summer to work with local artists on a line of merchandise that will benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation. The foundation helps impoverished communities across the world with education and healthcare, among other things.

Rihanna concluded her speech by telling the students, “I’m here to say that I’m listening, I’m watching, and you’re up next.”

Rihanna has long been a supporter of Parsons students, even wearing their designs on multiple occasions. 

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Republic RecordsDespite reports, Ariana Grande's tour has not been yet been postponed or canceled in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing that left 22 people dead.

A source tells Variety that Ari's team "has not even gotten to that yet," adding, "This is about the victims, it feels silly even to be thinking about the tour at this point."  According to the source, the team is "still assessing the situation and how she's doing." 

ABC Radio has confirmed the details of Variety's story.

Ariana is scheduled to perform in London on Thursday and Friday, and then in Belgium on Sunday.

ABC News has also confirmed a TMZ report that Ariana's mother Joan helped to escort some fans to safety on Monday night. She was sitting in her front row seat when the bomb went off, and told a group of kids to come with her backstage.  She and Ariana's security waited with the fans until they were able to leave the arena safely.

Following the bombing Monday night, Ariana tweeted, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

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Frederick Brown/NBCKelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton are longtime pals, but Blake says he's a little concerned about her joining The Voice as a coach for the show's next season.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Blake says, "Well, I can tell you that I used to think Miley Cyrus would be the person that talks the most, ever in the history of this show. Now that they brought in Kelly Clarkson… oh, my God. Oh, my God."

He adds, "Thank God they are at least on different seasons because my ears would fall off my head. There would be no oxygen left in the room. Neither one of them can stop talking."

Blake also says that he isn't planning to offer any helpful hints to either Kelly or Jennifer Hudson, who'll also be joining next season.

"I could give a crap about helping them," he jokes. "I don't have any advice. I'm not helping them. I don't want them to succeed. That's not what they pay me to do."

Blake's girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, is taking a season off of The Voice, but Blake told ET it's been fun getting to hang out with her all the time. 

"Oh my God, at some point, it kinda builds your ego up when you walk into a room with Gwen," he admits. "But also it's a crashing blow to your ego when you realize all the cheers and people shouting at ya. You realize it's not you, it's her!...Being in the vicinity of her is unbelievable."

Jennifer Hudson and Miley Cyrus will both perform on tonight's The Voice season finale, along with Chris Stapleton and other acts.

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ABC/Eddy ChenJohn Legend's new music video for his song "Surefire" shows the power of young, forbidden love between a Muslim girl and a Hispanic boy. 

Regarding the powerful visual, John states, "Love is powerful. Love endures. Love can overcome the divisions that fear creates. We made this film to celebrate the power of love."  

The video's director, Cole Wiley, adds, "'Surefire' is a song about eternal faith. Fear of immigration, religious bigotry and many other forms of prejudice are contaminating our cultural landscape on a daily basis."

"Thankfully, Jamila and Roberto are able to transcend those circumstances and enjoy the fullest depths of the human experience because of their 'Surefire' love for one another." 

"Surefire" is John's latest single from his album Darkness and Light, available everywhere now.  

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ABC/Craig SjodinMonday night’s Dancing with the Stars was the first night of an epic two-night season finale.

With no eliminations scheduled, the three remaining finalists each performed two dances – a Redemption Style dance (Viennese waltz or quickstep), and a Freestyle dance – one of the biggest competitive dances of the season.

Going into her performance we learned that 20-year-old Fifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei had suffered an injury to her foot, twisting her ankle, but as her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy said, “she would never admit it.”

Normani was tough and it hardly seemed to register as she and Val brought the heat to the dancefloor with a scorching quickstep to “Check It Out” by Oh the Larceny. Normani looked absolutely stunning in her sparkling black catsuit, gliding across the floor.

She and Val mesmerized the audience and judge Bruno Tonioli was at his most evocative when he stood up and shouted, calling her “brilliant.” Judges Len Goodman and Julianne Hough offered sharp critiques, but Normani still earned an impressive 38 out of 40 with 10s from Bruno and Carrie Ann and nines from Len and Julianne.

Normani and Val later got a perfect score for their freestyle to “What the World Needs Now is Love” by Andra Day and during the judges critique, she thanked everyone at the show for helping her bring her light.

Normani took second place, but still brought in a high score. It’s up to her – and her fans – tomorrow night.

Dancing with the Stars concludes season 24 Tuesday night at 8:30 p.m. on ABC

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Terence Patrick/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.Katy Perry was the big guest on James Corden's The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special Monday night, and besides joining Corden on a string of her hits, Katy expounded at length on her beef with Taylor Swift.

"Honestly, it's really like she started it and it's time for her to finish it," Katy told the host.  "And I tried to talk to her about it and she wouldn't speak to me"

"It was a full shutdown and then she writes a song about me," she explained, "and I'm like, 'OK, cool, cool, cool, that's how you want to deal with it?...karma.'"

Katy added, "I think personally that women together, not divided and none of this petty s***, will heal the world."

Corden pressed Katy on whether she'd be willing to call a truce, asking, "Would it be enough to just receive a text from Taylor Swift that just said, 'The beef is off the grill.'  If you receive that text will you then remove the beef from the grill?"

"Absolutely.  100 percent," responded Katy, as the host vowed to get to the bottom of things.

Meanwhile, there was a lot of singing and car-seat dancing in the segment as Katy and Corden ran through "Firework," "Roar," "Darkhorse," "Bon Apetit" and "Swish Swish." The pair also tackled "I Kissed a Girl" in an extended cut on Corden's late night show.

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Image Group LA/ABCWALK THE MOON is leaving their “Shut Up and Dance” days behind them in favor of something a little different. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, a follow-up to 2014’s Talking Is Hard, and they say things are getting “weird.”

Frontman Nicholas Petricca admits to ABC Radio there will always be an 80s influence in their music, but this time around they’re “incorporating a lot of noise and weird sounds.”

Band mate Kevin Ray adds, “I think when you put all the four of us in a room for two months, three months, four months, we’re bound to get weird.”

The band also prides itself on transforming the average pop song into something unexpected. “We like seeing how we can take a pop song and just like turn it inside out till you can’t tell it’s a pop song anymore,” Nicholas says.

So is there pressure this time around to top the success of “Shut Up and Dance”? “Yes and no,” Nicholas says. “In a way, ‘Shut Up and Dance’ kinda got bigger than the band ever was and so, in a way, we kinda get to start over again and be a new band, a new artist. So we’re constantly redefining ourselves.”

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Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live NatiomCelebrities are reacting in horror at the news that 22 people are dead and nearly 60 others are injured after a reported explosion took place at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England on Monday.

Ariana's duet partner Nicki Minaj tweeted: "My heart hurts for my sister, Ariana & every family affected by this tragic event in the U.K. Innocent lives lost. I'm so sorry to hear this"

Harry Styles wrote: "I'm heartbroken over what happened in Manchester tonight. Sending love to everyone involved. H"

Taylor Swift tweeted: "My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I'm sending all my love."

Pink wrote: "My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, any one affected, @ArianaGrande and the entire crew. Heartbreaking"

Katy Perry tweeted: "Praying for everyone at @ArianaGrande's show"

Cher tweeted: "MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO PPL OF MANCHESTER…HAD SPECIAL TIMES THERE FROM YOUTH & BEYOND"

Demi Lovato wrote: "Tearing up imagining innocent concert goers losing their lives.. praying for everyone and all #arianators."  Adding, "My prayers are with you Manchester"

Niall Horan tweeted: "Absolutely Horrendous what happened in Manchester tonight. My thoughts are with the great people of Manchester and also Ari and her team xx"

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson wrote: "Our prayers and strengh to the victims and their families involved in this tragedy in Manchester. Stay strong. @ArianaGrande"

Bruno Mars tweeted: "No words can describe how I feel about what happened in Manchester. I don't wanna believe that the world we live in could be so cruel."

Lorde wrote: "every musician feels sick & responsible tonight—shows should be safe for you. truly a worst nightmare. sending love to manchester & ari"

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Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tiffany & Co"broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

That's the first public reaction from Ariana Grande to the explosion outside of her concert in Manchester, England Monday night.  The blast, believed to be the work of a suicide bomber, killed 19 people and injured 50.

 

 

broken.
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words.

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017

 

Grande tweeted her message just before 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Her manager, Scooter Braun, shared a longer message, tweeted about twenty minutes before Ariana's.

"Tonight, our hearts are broken.  Words cannot express out sorrow for the victims and families harmed in this senseless attack," Braun's message reads. 

 

pic.twitter.com/BOHKwMx4wW

— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) May 23, 2017

 

It goes on: "We mourn the lives of children and loved ones taken by this cowardly act.  We are thankful for the selfless service tonight of Manchester's first responders who rushed towards danger to help save lives.  We ask all of you to hold the victims, their families, and all those affected in your hearts and prayers."

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Image Group LA/ABCAt least 22people are dead and about 59 others injured after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, according to Greater Manchester Police. The injured are being treated at six different hospitals across Manchester.

Police said the situation "is currently being treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise."

If it remains classified as a terrorist attack, it'll be the deadliest in the U.K. since the July 7, 2005 train and bus bombings during morning rush hour, which killed 52 people and injured more than 700.

Early Tuesday in Manchester, Ian Hopkins, chief constable of the Greater Manchester Police, said police believed the attack was carried out by one man who was killed at the scene when he detonated an improvised explosive device. He also noted that children were among the dead.

A rep for Ariana toldABC News that Ariana is OK and that they are investigating what happened.

In a statement, Manchester Arena confirmed that there had been an incident but said it occurred outside the venue. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims," it tweeted.

Concertgoer Josh Elliot tells the BBC, "Basically, she finished her last song. 'Dangerous Woman,' and the house lights came up and everyone started to walk out, and we heard like, a really like big bang - there was only one bang, people are saying there was two, we only heard one."  He added, "It was just, it was absolutely hectic, it was.. unreal - it was like, it was something out of a film, everyone was just charging towards... the doors."

Abby Barker, who was at the concert, tells ABC News, “Ariana had just gone off stage and finished the show, all the music had cut off and the lights had gone on. People started getting up and leaving the arena. Next minute there was this extremely loud bang and I looked across the arena and everyone over there started running in different directions, screaming in panic. We all started panicking too and ran out the doors and ran down the stairs out of the arena. We got outside and children were crying their eyes out, people talking about it being a bomb/gunshots, there were many parents running towards the arena but no one knew exactly what it was”

Another concertgoer, Rebecca Beatty tells the BBC, "There was a lot of people pushing and really trying to get out quickly and obviously because of the congestion of people, I can understand there being injuries."

Some fans posted video of the incident on Twitter. Concert-goer Ellie Cheetham captured the sound of the explosion inside the arena, followed by the swift build of panic as those inside began to realize what might have just happened.

 

#Manchester pic.twitter.com/LzMioNLp0J

— Ellie Cheetham🌙 (@elliefreyax) May 23, 2017

 

Police also detonated what the initially called a "second suspect device" discovered at nearby Manchester Cathedral gardens.  The detonation occurred at around 8:32 p.m. local time.  Police then confirmed the suspect device was in fact abandoned clothing.

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EXPLOSION AT MANCHESTER ARENA AND EVERYONE RAN OUT SO SCARY😭 pic.twitter.com/pJbUBoELtE

— ♡♡ (@hannawwh) May 22, 2017

 

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Republic RecordsLast week, Liam Payne became the final One Direction member to release solo material. But the singer tells Billboard he never actually planned to go solo at all.

"To be honest with you, I wasn’t going to do a solo venture,” Liam says. "I was just going to go into songwriting and carry on and do that. But then I was like, ‘You’ve been trying to do this since you were 14 years old. You would be ridiculously stupid to turn down the option to have a deal.' Coming out of the band, we had some pretty good opportunities around us. I had to do something."

His first solo single, “Strip That Down,” came thanks to a drop-everything call from Ed Sheeran last summer.

"I was in a gym in L.A., and I got a call that said ‘You have to get to London now,’” Liam says. “And we had literally just gotten to L.A., so we U-turned straight back to London -- which of course you do for Mr. Ed Sheeran, because I’d do anything for the man.”

The song, which Liam co-wrote with Ed and Steve Mac, was created soon after. Then Liam had the idea to add Migos rapper Quavo to the track.

"Quavo is the man!” Liam says. "He turned the rap around in like 24 hours.”

No word yet on when Liam will be releasing a full album.

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ABC/Fred Lee; ABC/Randy HolmesFirst, actress Ruby Rose took aim at Katy Perry and her rumored Taylor Swift diss track, “Swish Swish.” Now, it appears the director of Taylor’s “Bad Blood” video, Joseph Kahn, is weighing in.

"If you're gonna do a diss track, at least put a decent hook in it," he tweeted Friday, the day Katy’s single was officially released.

The director has been firmly on Team Taylor for a while now. He previously came to her defense after Kim Kardashian released a tape of Taylor’s phone call with Kanye West.

“I've worked with everybody,” Kahn tweeted at the time. “I don't need to work with anybody. Taylor is a rainbow in a swamp.”

After Ruby Rose initially called “Swish Swish” a “sloppy mess,” she decided to take a step back from the drama.

“Being mean doesn't suit me and leaves me feeling dirty,” she tweeted over the weekend, adding, “Get so triggered when I think bullies don't get held accountable and it makes me think I should say something.. but it's not [my] place.”

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If you're gonna do a diss track, at least put a decent hook in it.

— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) May 19, 2017

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Nabil ElderkinThe Weeknd sings beneath a starlit sky in Lana Del Rey's dreamy "Lust for Life" music video.  

The visual's mostly comprised of the duo perched atop the famous Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, so you can focus on The Weeknd and Lana's vocals.  

The Weeknd is currently on his Starboy: Legend of the Fall world tour, with upcoming stops scheduled in cities including Chicago, Toronto, Brooklyn and Paris.  

More information on tickets can be found via TheWeeknd.com

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ABC/Image Group LAIf your invitation to Beyoncé's baby shower got lost in the mail, don't fret.  

The entertainment icon shared a few photos of herself and hubby Jay Z enjoying the African-themed event -- called The Carter Push Party -- on her Instagram feed, including one of the superstar exposing her henna-adorned belly and wearing traditional African print skirt, bandeau bra top, head wrap and jewelry. 

Another picture features Queen Bey and her King Jay facing one another, all smiles, with Jay lovingly touching the sides of Bey's belly.  

Beyoncé's mom, Tina Knowles Lawson, gave more of a insider's look of the baby shower, sharing many other photos and video footage of fellow guests, which included Kelly RowlandLa La Anthony and Serena Williams, and Tina's husband, Richard Lawson

Bey's due date is currently unknown, but her father, Mathew Knowles, recently told TMZ that the twins may arrive "more than two weeks from now."  

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Image Group LA/ABCLady Gaga’s close friend, Sonja Durham, the inspiration behind her song “Grigio Girls,” has died after a long battle with cancer.

The singer posted a series of touching tributes to her friend and former assistant on Instagram. In one post, alongside a photo of Sonja and her husband, Andre, Gaga writes, “Watching one of my best friends in the world show unfathomable courage, strength, and positivity while battling cancer has really changed my life. Thank you Sonja for inspiring me and all of us everyday with your joy.”

She continues, “I love you so much it brings tears to my eyes just to think of all the years we've spent together backstage running the show, taking care of each other. You are one of a kind. I'm so proud of you.”

In another post, featuring a photo of Gaga and Sonja together, Gaga writes, “I vow to be a warrior for her and be a voice for cancer patients so the world can continue to improve the dialogue and the fight.”

She adds, “Last thing I told her, ‘Go find Joanne, Sonj.’ Somehow I think she did.” Joanne is Gaga’s aunt who passed away at the age of 19. She named her last album after her.

At Coachella this past April, Gaga dedicated an acoustic version of her song “Edge of Glory” to Sonja.  The month before, she helped plan Sonja’s wedding.

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ABC/Craig SjodinTonight is the start of the Dancing with the Stars two-night finale, and Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei is one of the three finalists all competing for the Mirrorball Trophy.  Normani and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy have captivated audiences all season with their flawless footwork, but Val says he hopes to continue hanging out with Normani and Fifth Harmony in the future.

"I have a lifetime ticket for free, for the rest of my life for Fifth Harmony," Val laughs. "I better!" 

"Yeah," agrees Normani. "He's like a fifth member!"

Of course, Fifth Harmony used to actually have five members, but Camila Cabello left last year for a solo career.  The group has continued on as a quartet, and has a new album coming later this year.

Meanwhile, Val says that after the finale, in order to keep hanging out with Normani and the girls, he may show off his rapping sills.

"It won't hopefully be the last time we're gonna dance together and perform," he laughs. "Who knows? Maybe I'll do a feature on one of their tracks!"

If it seems unlikely that a professional ballroom dancer like Val can also rap, think again. 

Normani laughs, "No! He has bars, too!

The Dancing with the Stars finale kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Rony AlwinKaty Perry's love life has been somewhat tumultuous: her brief marriage to Russell Brand ended in divorce; she dated John Mayer on and off for several years before splitting with him for good, and she split up with Orlando Bloom in March after 10 months of dating.  Now, Katy says she's learned her lesson.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about how she's grown as a person in the last few years, Katy says, "I've surrendered. I've healed some of my issues with my family, with my relationships."  The singer adds that she's gone through an "emotional and spiritual transformation."

"I think I've had a really delicate dance with gentleman and was caught in kind of a vicious cycle for a while. All of them were lessons and they were all trying to teach me something, and I did learn a lot," she says. "But I feel now, more than ever, I broke the cycle."

Katy says her new album Witness reflects her new outlook.  "It's revealing, very vulnerable, very empowering. But very raw in a beautiful way."  

The album is out June 9.

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