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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicIt seems like we've been waiting for Fergie's Double Dutchess forever.  She's been talking about the album since 2013, released  "M.I.L.F. $" and "Life Goes On" as singles last year, but still no concrete news about the followup to her 2006 solo smash The Duchess.  That is until late Wednesday, when BMG announced that it was partnering with Fergie on a new label -- Dutchess Music -- which will release Double Dutchess later this year.

"now u know, been working on the low.... #bossmoves take time... thank u for being so patient, I love u!!!" Fergie wrote on Facebook, posting a link to the official announcement.

She also said in a statement, “This new era, which includes starting my own label and creating a global partnership with BMG, is a dream come true. It’s an opportunity to release my solo music as well as develop and nurture new artists. This next chapter in my career will allow me the independence to evolve both as an artist and as a businesswoman."

Still no date announced for the album's release, but BMG says "new music is expected to begin its rollout towards the ens of the summer."

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Olaf HeineJames Arthur's hit "Say You Won't Let Go" is a love story about meeting someone at a party and finding everlasting love with them, complete with marriage and kids.  But James says only half the song is based on his actual life.

"I always draw upon my personal experiences...a lot of it is from imagination," James says of his songwriting. Regarding this particular song, though, he tells ABC Radio, "I have been in those positions where I have fallen in love at a house party with someone."

"But the second verse...the rest of the song, is really, it's imagination," he adds. "It's about where I think everyone wants to be."

The rest of the lyrics find James singing about bringing his spouse breakfast in bed, taking the kids to school, and loving her "until we're grey and old," "even when we're ghosts" and "til my lungs give out."

"Happy, with kids, married, I'm not any of those things right now," he admits. "I'm not married, I don't have kids...I haven't got those things. But I want them like everyone else does."

You can see James sing "Say You Won't Let Go" this summer as he heads out on tour with OneRepublic starting on July 7 in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Rory KramerIf you own the Chainsmokers' new album Memories...Do Not Open, you know that one track is a collaboration with superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line called "Last Day Alive." Now, the two acts will perform together for the first time on TV as part of the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

The show, which airs on CMT next month, will also feature a performance by R&B legends Earth, Wind & Fire, who'll perform with country group Lady AntebellumKeith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton are also on the bill for the show, with more stars to be announced soon.

The show airs June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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ABC/Lou RoccoIf Taylor Swift has learned anything from her decade of stardom, it's that nothing puts her on the front pages faster than a new romance.  That's why, People magazine reports, she's chosen to keep her relationship with British actor Joe Alwyn on the down low.

“Taylor has been insanely private about her relationship with Joe,” a source tells People. "She wanted to get to know him without any chaos. She has learned from the past.”

Taylor and Alwyn have been dating for several months, according to People, but they were first spotted hanging out together in October at a Kings of Leon concert, along with Taylor's pals Lorde and Martha Hunt.  A month later, Taylor went to see his movie Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in Los Angeles with friends and her mom.

An insider tells People, "Joe’s a very normal, down-to-earth guy, he’s private and low-key.”  The insider dishes that he and Taylor are "on the same page on how to handle the attention."

Taylor's most recent relationship was with British actor Tom Hiddleston, but that imploded after several months.  No doubt the intense media scrutiny didn't help things, including speculation that their romance was faked.

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Jamie-James MedinaDuring his concert in Mexico City on Tuesday night, Harry Styles, who grew up outside Manchester, England, paid tribute to the victims of the Monday night bombing outside the Manchester Arena that killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert.

In a moment captured on YouTube, Harry told the audience, "Last night, there was a tragedy in my hometown of Manchester, and I have been left with a hole in my heart.  I went to my first show in the arena, and I've had some of the best experiences of my life playing in Manchester."

He added, "We have a choice, every single day that we wake up, of what we can put into the world, and I ask you to please choose love every single day." 

Harry then asked the audience to join him a moment of silence for the victims and families of the victims, and said he'd be playing a small acoustic set, rather than a full concert.

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Getty Images via ABCShawn Mendes says that he's "gutted" -- that's British for "extremely upset" -- by the Manchester bombing that killed 22 people after an Ariana Grande concert on Monday.  But, he says, his concert in Paris tonight will go on as scheduled because he doesn't want anything to get in the way of the happiness that music brings to people.

"I've never felt so gutted in my entire life," Shawn writes. "I can't seem to comprehend exactly what has happened. I just want to send my love to everybody affected by this & to Ariana and the team. I can't image what they are going through."

He continues, "Concerts are events people should never be afraid to attend, they are places for love and complete happiness & I am so sorry that things took an opposite direction...I hope I speak for every artist by saying that we will not stop spreading positivity and love through music no matter the situation."

The organizers of Shawn's concert at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris tonight say they will "strengthen the security measures outside the venue."

Two years ago, an Eagles of Death Metal show in Paris was attacked by terrorists, who killed 89 people in the audience.

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Republic RecordsAfter much speculation, Ariana Grande's management has confirmed that the singer's Dangerous Woman tour has been suspended "until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost" in the Manchester, England attack earlier this week.

In a statement to ABC News, her management continues, "The London O2 shows this week have been cancelled as well as all shows thru June 5 in Switzerland. We ask at this time that we all continue to support the city of Manchester and all those families affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence."

The statement concludes, "Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together. Thank you."

Ariana was scheduled to play London's O2 arena on Thursday and Friday.

Following the explosion that killed 22 Monday after Ari's show at the Manchester Arena, she tweeted, "broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don't have words."

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Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran's relationship with his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn is pretty serious, but as far as we know, they're not engaged...or are they?  Ed's pal Russell Crowe may have accidentally spilled the beans on that one.

Speaking to the Australian radio station Nova 96.9, Crowe revealed that Ed had stayed at his place in New South Wales, Australia, which led to them becoming buddies.

"He was on tour here and he was getting a bit burned out so he came up and stayed at the farm for a couple of days to get some sleep and then we became conversational mates," Russell explained.

He then added, "We just became friendly and he has since come back with his fiancée for more time and stuff.”

So, it appears as though Crowe has outed Ed and Cherry as being secretly engaged.  If they are, it wouldn't be surprising, since Ed has spoken about how he "feels pretty good" about the idea of marrying Cherry, and how he's eager to be a father.  Stay tuned.

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ABC/Adam RoseFifth Harmony stunner Normani Kordei was heavily favored to win the coveted Mirrorball Trophy Tuesday night in the season 24 finale of Dancing with the Stars, and yet, in a shocking turn of events, Normani was eliminated.

NFL running back Rashad Jennings won the trophy instead.

During her ten weeks on the show, the 20-year-old Normani consistently turned in strong performances with her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy.

Tuesday night, Normani and Val performed a bewitching fusion of an Argentine tango and foxtrot which brought her another perfect score. Bruno Tonioli called her “a leading lady” while Carrie Ann Inaba said, “You were born to win this competition.”

All eyes were on the sultry singer at the end of the night, when the finalists took their place on stage in the last 15 minutes of the show, and votes were tallied from last week and last night, it was Normani who took third place and was eliminated.

A gasp could be heard in the audience and judges Carrie Ann and Bruno seemed truly shocked.  And one contestant who was eliminated earlier in the season, shared their shock.  "I though she gonna be the winner -- Normani.  I mean, no doubt about it," Charo told ABC Radio. "Because she is the best dancer that I ever saw in my life."

Nevertheless, Normani was gracious as ever and said she was thankful for the experience.

"It's been such an incredible journey," Normani said backstage after the show. "I feel that I've learned so much from my partner and I feel that in the process I've gotten to know myself a little better.  It's been a beautiful experience and one that I'll cherish for the rest of my life."

On Wednesday morning Normani will join Jennings and Ross on Good Morning America on ABC.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCThere have been multiple reports stating that Chris Daughtry will be joining Katy Perry as a judge on ABC's reboot of American Idol, set to air next year.  Chris' participation hasn't been confirmed, but the Idol season-five finalist already has an idea of what kind of judge he'd be....and it's not the nice one

"I think I would be like I am at home, just, like, blunt," he laughs to ABC Radio. "Like, 'That was terrible!'"

He adds, "I dunno, I would like to be honest. If I was afforded the opportunity I would be honored."

However, Chris claimed to Entertainment Tonight that he has yet to be approached for the job.

While we're waiting to hear if the Daughtry frontman will get the job, Chris is busy preparing for his summer tour with Nickelback, and working on his band's new album.  That means fans will get a sneak peek when they hit the road together in June.

"We're going in the studio, starting the new album, starting production," he tells ABC Radio. "And we're going to have a few new songs for everybody before it gets released." 

Daughtry's tour with Nickelback starts June 23 in Noblesville, IN.

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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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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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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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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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