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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCNBC has postponed its Jennifer Lopez-produced TV special, Bye Bye Birdie Live, from December to 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lopez's busy schedule is being blamed for the delay. She's already involved with two other NBC projects, including the police drama Shades of Blue and her upcoming dance competition, World of Dance, which she'll judge and executive produce. On top of that, there's her All I Have Las Vegas residency and she has a Spanish-language album on the way.

Bye Bye Birdie Live is based on the 1960 Tony-winning musical about an Elvis Presley-inspired heartthrob named Conrad Birdie, whose rock & roll lifestyle throws a small town into chaos when he's scheduled to give one of its residents a farewell kiss before he's drafted into the army. Lopez will play the girlfriend of Birdie's songwriter/agent.

This will mark the first year since 2013's The Sound of Music Live that NBC hasn't aired a live musical production. Others include Peter Pan Live, The Wiz Live and Hairspray Live.

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Rony AlwinKaty Perry played a show for about 100 people at London's Water Rats club on Thursday night.  She streamed the show live on Twitter, and posted the video to YouTube.

Towards the end of the 20-minute set, Katy paused to address the suicide bombing in Manchester earlier in this week outside an Ariana Grande concert that killed 22 people and injured more than 50 others.

"It was hard. It was hard for you guys, it was hard for me, because we all love music," Katy said, her voice breaking, "And you think about it and you think that's my friend, that's my sister, that's my brother, that's the person that loves music, you know.  It's awful."

"Whatever you can do to help, you should," she continued, "But what you should do is not let them win....they can never take that part away from us ever."

She then paused for a moment of silence.

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NABILZayn Malik is currently prepping his sophomore album, but unlike when he released his first solo disc, he's now facing competition from his four former band mates.  Still, the head of his record company says, "Zayn just wants to make his music and do what he does."

“It wasn’t easy making that decision and having the courage to step out first and make a record,” RCA Records CEO Peter Edge tells Entertainment Weekly. "This album has a more optimistic tone to it after coming through that more challenging time. It shows a lot of growth.”

According to Edge, this new "optimistic tone" is evident in "Still Got Time," Zayn's single with rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR

"It’s talking about how it’s great to be young and knowing you’ve still got time to do everything you want to do in life," he explains.

As for the competition from Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and, possibly Louis Tomlinson, Edge says, "While we’re conscious of what everybody else is doing, I think we’re on the page that we just have to get on with releasing the music. Everybody is going to coexist."

"What’s emerging is that there are different musical styles that each member is getting into," Edge points out.

Zayn's new album, described by Edge as "more personal and less producer-driven," is expected to arrive later this year.

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ABC/Fred LeeSia proves she’s the superhero of soundtracks with her new song, “To Be Human,” from Wonder Woman.

The song, a duet with British R&B singer Labrinth, seems to reflect the film’s core relationship between Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman and Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor. The lyrics express a love that can conquer all odds.

“To be human is to love/Even when it gets too much/I’m not ready to give up,” Sia belts on the chorus.

“To Be Human” is the only non-instrumental song on the soundtrack, which which includes the film’s original score written by Rupert Gregson-Williams.

The soundtrack comes out June 2, the same day Wonder Woman hits theaters.

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Liam Hemsworth/RCA RecordsThis is shaping up to be a good summer for Miley Cyrus. The singer’s music video for “Malibu” is already breaking multiple YouTube records.

The video, which shows off Miley’s softer new image, had this year’s highest jump of any video on the YouTube Videos chart. It soared 86 spots from number 95 last week to number 9 this week.

It’s also the highest-ever shared video on Miley’s YouTube channel. It received 162,000 shares the day it debuted on May 11 and has received over 150,000 shares daily since then. That beats her previous most-shared video, “Wrecking Ball.”

And finally, “Malibu” was added to more playlists in a single day -- 83,000 to be exact -- than any other Miley video.

The video has more than 77 million views on YouTube so far.

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Steve LowryWhen Meghan Trainor isn't writing hits for herself, she writes them for other people.  "Road Less Traveled," a song she co-wrote a long time ago with her friend and American Idol season 10 runner-up Lauren Alaina, has just become Lauren's first #1 country hit.  

Meghan joined Lauren at Nashville's Sutler Saloon Wednesday night to celebrate the accomplishment at a party where guests were issued their own onesies at the door.  She told the crowd how, after she, Lauren and co-writer Jesse Frasure wrote "Road Less Traveled" they were so happy they "danced around...for about a half an hour."

"We were so happy and so proud of the message and how beautiful it sounded...we loved the song so much," Meghan said. "I'm so glad it finally made it to number one."

"Road Less Traveled" is an empowerment anthem about loving yourself and not letting anyone else define you or keep you from doing you.  The chorus goes: "If you trust your rebel heart, ride it into battle/Don't be afraid, take the road less traveled."

Meghan said, "It's so magical when you have something that actually means something and it's on the radio and we need more of that every single day."

Meghan also revealed that when she and Lauren were collaborating, she was "freakin' out" because at the time, she was completely unknown, while Lauren was a country star.

"When we first wrote together, I was taking your picture and sending it to my mom because I was so starstruck," she laughed. "I was a little creepy and I'm sorry and the truth is out!"

This is Meghan's second #1 country hit. Last year, Rascal Flatts' topped the chart with her song "I Like the Sound of That."

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Peter YangJustin Bieber just wanted some alone time. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, the singer was spotted drinking alone at New York City’s Gramercy Ale House last night.

As for why he was by himself, a source says the Biebs told some bar-goers “he had a couple days off and was just hanging out.” He was apparently in a friendly mood and one of the bar-goers bought him a Guinness.

As you might expect, a group of women also approached him. “Girls kept pestering him for a picture and he was like, ‘Sorry, love my fans but I just can’t,’” the source says.

Last year, Justin vowed he was “done taking pictures” with fans. “I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity,” he wrote on Twitter.

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David Needleman exclusively for BillboardNiall Horan may be deep into his first solo album, but he says that if his former band came calling, he'd be the first one to drop everything and do it all again.

In a new cover story for Billboard, Niall says, "I told my ­managers from the start: When One Direction comes knocking, f**k what I’m doing. I don’t give a s**t if I sold out arenas or won Grammys. I wouldn’t be doing this if it wasn’t for that.”

While Niall's sure 1D will return one day, he admits he has no idea when, and that he and his band mates haven't discussed it.  He does have his own personal timetable, though.

"I ­prefer not to do it after I’m 40," he says. "I’d prefer the next few years.”

In the meantime, Niall, who says he's currently single, is focusing on his own music, even though he knows it'll be near-impossible to match the success he's had with the group.

"Nothing I do will be as big as One Direction, but I have to try at least to get somewhere near it," he tells Billboard.

However, the Irish singer says it's tough for him to get used to the fact that he's now a solo artist, and isn't constantly surrounded by three or four other guys.

"Every now and then you’re like, ‘F***in’ hell, where is everyone?’ ” he says. “You’re sitting in an airport lounge, they call you for a plane, and you don’t stand up initially because you’re waiting on ­everyone else, you know? ‘Oh, Louis’ll be back from the toilet in a minute.’”

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCThe first-ever NBA Awards will feature another Young Money artist onstage: Nicki Minaj. The rapper will perform during the event, which Drake is hosting, on June 26. 

Taking place at Pier 36's Basketball City facility in New York, the ceremony will honor a number of the league's top players and leaders with awards such as NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA Most Improved Player and NBA Coach of the Year.    

In addition, fans can vote for their favorite NBA player in six other categories: Best Style, Block of the Year, Game Winner of the Year, Assist of the Year, Dunk of the Year and Performance of the Year.  

The NBA Awards airs Monday, June 26 on TNT, with coverage of the event starting at 9 p.m. ET. You can read the full list of nominees on nba.com.  

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Performing @ the 1st ever #NBAAwards, hosted by Drake ~ June 26th on TNT 🏀 #SwishSwishBish pic.twitter.com/B8JcZLQaME

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Courtesy of Spike TVTrain and Maroon 5 have both been around longer than the young stars of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things have been alive, but that didn't stop two of them from taking on hits by both acts on Thursday night's episode of Lip Sync Battle.

Gaten Matarazzo, who plays Dustin, the curly-haired kid with the lisp, tackles Train's "50 Ways to Say Goodbye." In a preview, Gaten is seen lip-syncing along to the tune while surrounding by dancers and visual aids inspired by the song's humorous lyrics, like a cement mixer and a shark.

Meanwhile, Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers, the kid who goes missing, tackles Maroon 5's "Moves Like Jagger."  Rather than dressing like Adam Levine, though, Noah dresses like Mick Jagger, with a shaggy wig, scarf and black leather pants.

You can see who wins the Stranger Things Lip Sync Battle, which also features co-stars Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard, tonight at 10 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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Republic RecordsFollowing the suspension of her Dangerous Woman tour in the wake of the Manchester bombing that left 22 dead, Ariana Grande is said to be "traumatized," but only cares about the victims, not herself.

A source told People magazine, "Right now, her main headspace and focus is the victims and how she can help. It’s less about her and her own state, and it’s more about them. She’s alive, she’s safe. This isn’t about her -- it’s about the victims.”

Ariana's manager, Scooter Braun, took a defiant stance in an Instagram post, writing, in part, "As a father I cannot express my sorrow and my rage at this cowardice [sic] act. These were children. They were attacked because of our way of life. Our love of freedom and each other."

"There are no words that will comfort. There is nothing that can be said to make 22 return to their families today," he continued. "Thank you to people of Manchester who have come together to help save lives and give shelter. Your courage and bravery is our hope...from myself and my friend @arianagrande ...We are with you Manchester. We will not let evil win! Never!"

Meanwhile, Ariana's concert promoter, Live Nation, is offering full refunds to fans who had tickets to the cancelled shows, which included dates in London tonight and Friday night, as well as shows in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland.

Finally, a major music festival planned for this weekend near Hull, England, expected to attract 50,000 fans, will continue as planned.  The Radio 1 Big Weekend festival, featuring Katy Perry, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons, Clean Bandit and more, will have "various extra security measures" to "ensure the safety of those attending."

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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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