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TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift will be hitting the road next year and she’ll reportedly be taking her boyfriend with her.

Us Weekly reports that her British actor beau Joe Alwyn will be joining Taylor for a few stops on her upcoming Reputation world tour.

“[Taylor’s] gonna be on tour soon and Joe will be there, and she realized there’s no point in not living her life,” a source says. “All her friends know about their relationship anyway. She feels confident in their relationship and Joe really loves her. She really thinks he might be the one.”

The insider adds that Taylor has been enjoying keeping the relationship private.

“She loves that he is confident and has his own career,” the source says. “She also likes that he doesn’t seek attention and is low-key.”

Tickets for Taylor’s Reputation tour went on sale yesterday, her 28th birthday. The tour kicks off next spring.

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ABC/Image Group LAPink is getting in on next year's Super Bowl festivities.

According to Minnesota’s Star Tribune, the singer will be performing at the Armory in Minneapolis as part of the lead-up to Super Bowl LII [52].

She’ll take the stage February 2 for “Nomadic Live!” ahead of the big game on February 4. As previously announced, Imagine Dragons will be performing February 1 and Jennifer Lopez is booked for February 3.

General admission tickets for Pink go on sale starting Tuesday on Ticketmaster.com. They cost $225 each, which is probably still a lot cheaper than tickets to the actual game.

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Atlantic RecordsWhile we wait for Camila Cabello's debut album to arrive next month, we've got a new track from her to enjoy now.

The track is a collaboration with Grey, the production duo who worked with Hailee Steinfeld on her hit, "Starving." It's called "Crown" and you can find it on the star-studded soundtrack for the Will Smith Netflix film Bright.

The mid-tempo melodic electronic track has Camila singing, "I’m running for the crown/So hit me on my bones/When I'm sitting on my throne."

The soundtrack, which is out tomorrow, also features tracks from Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Sam Hunt, as well as collaborations from Logic and Rag 'n Bone Man; Machine Gun Kelly, X Ambassadors and Bebe Rexha; Migos and Marshmello; and Ty Dolla $ign, Future and Kiiara.

The movie Bright premieres December 22 on Netflix, and casts Smith as a cop in an alternate reality where magical creatures like fairies, elves, centaurs and orcs co-exist alongside humans.

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Mert & MarcusAn Oregon man arrested for stabbing someone has essentially told the police "I Did Something Bad," but added, "Don't Blame Me" -- because, he says, Taylor Swift made him do it.

According to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun, Brent Thicksten, 43, was arrested Sunday in Portland, Oregon after he chased down Andrew Rice on a street and stabbed him with what appeared to be a knife, but which turned out to be scissors.  After his arrest, Thicksten said he tried to stab Rice because "my wife told me to kill him."

Thicksten then said his wife was Taylor Swift.  When police asked where Swift was, he replied, "We are one," and reiterated, "She told me to kill him."  He then stopped answering questions because, he claimed, he had "top-secret clearance."

Thicksten is being held in county jail on a variety of charges in lieu of more than $277,000 bail.

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ABC/Image Group LAAlessia Cara may have just received a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, but she’s not new to this business anymore. The singer has been hard at work on album number two.

Alessia tells Entertainment Weekly that on her new album, she’ll be exploring both meaningful messages and lighter fare. She says she’s been writing new music and “it’s almost done.”

“When you make your first album, you’re not sure who is going to listen, but now I’m aware that I have a platform,” she says. “I’m always going to offer an escape or some sort of light for people. I’m trying to do all of that on this album.”

The singer has had two hits this year with empowering messages -- her song about body positivity “Scars to Your Beautiful,” and Logic’s suicide prevention anthem, “1-800-273-8255.”

“For a while, pop music was really stagnant,” Alessia says. “There was a moment where it felt like everyone wanted fluff and they didn’t want a message. And I know there are people who still don’t, but there has been a new wave of music that has meaning. It’s a good time to be positive and help each other.”

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Getty Images via ABCNick Jonas was nominated for a Golden Globe this year for his song “Home,” from the animated movie Ferdinand. He’s looking forward to enjoying some celebratory champagne this time around, something he couldn’t do at his first Golden Globes experience.

"The first and only time I went to the Golden Globes [in 2009], we were seated with Zac Efron and Blake Lively. That was our table,” Nick recalls to E! News. “My brothers and I, I don't think we were 21 yet; I definitely wasn't...We couldn't have the champagne at the table. I'm really looking forward to that aspect of it."  Nick says it was kind of like being at the kids’ table.

Not only does Nick now have a grown-up Golden Globes to look forward to next year, he’s also got a new album coming out.

"There's already a record that's finished...We just want to make sure we have the time to really dedicate to it,” he says. “So, the beginning of next year, I expect to be putting out this body of work. I'm very excited about it. I think it's some of my strongest yet."

But first, Nick will spend Christmas with his family. He plans to sing some Christmas carols with his niece, three-year-old Alena, who’s “newly into singing” and just starting to figure out he’s famous.

"I think she's getting it, but she's not fazed by it at all,” Nick says. “…They'll send me videos of her watching me or Joe on TV, and she freaks out. She loves it! But I don't know if she's fully connected the dots yet."

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Alasdair McLellanAdele attended a national memorial service in London Thursday for the victims of the deadly Grenfell Tower fire, six months after the event.

The singer joined Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and around 1,500 other attendees for the ceremony, which took place at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

They gathered to remember the 71 people who died in the apartment blaze exactly six months ago, on June 14. It marked the worst building fire the city had seen in years and prompted allegations of negligence against the building’s owners.

"A lot of people were happy to see Adele there," a source tells E! News. "It was uplifting. She didn't mingle this time but her presence was a big help and reassurance that she hadn't abandoned the 'cause.' She has become an important vice here."

Adele has raised money and offered support for the victims of the blaze. Earlier this month, she encouraged people to sign a petition urging British Prime Minister Theresa May “to take urgent action to restore their faith in the Grenfell Tower inquiry.”

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ABC Even more stars have joined the lineup of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

The Hollywood Party portion of the ABC show will now include Halsey, Portugal. The Man, Hailee Steinfeld, Alessia Cara, Zedd, G-Eazy, Bebe Rexha, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line.  Many of these performers will team up for collaborative performances during the night.  Alessia Cara and Zedd will perform their hit "Stay," while real-life couple G-Eazy and Halsey will sing their new duet, "Him & I." 

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line will sing their smash country/pop collabo "Meant to Be," while Hailee, Alesso and Florida Georgia Line will team for "Let Me Go."

As previously reported, Ciara will host the Hollywood Party segments of the show.  Previously announced performers include Kelly Clarkson, Korean boy band BTS, Charlie Puth, Shawn Mendes, Kahlid, and Fitz and the Tantrums.

In addition, also as previously reported, Imagine Dragons and Walk the Moon will perform from New Orleans as part of the Central time zone countdown celebration.

As always, Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy will hold things down live in New York City's Times Square and count down to 2018, with help from Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and country duo Sugarland. The fun gets underway December 31 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Image Group LA/ABCLooks like we’ll be getting new music from Ariana Grande in the new year.

The singer confirmed on her Instagram Stories Wednesday that she's back in the studio working on new music. It’ll be her first new material following the May 22 terrorist attack after her concert at Manchester Arena in the U.K.

Ariana was spurred to reveal some photos of her working on some tunes after a fan began circulating a blurry photo claiming it was Ariana working in the studio.

“I’m pretty sure dis is very old or fake,” Ariana said of the photo in her Instagram Stories. “If u wanted confirmation that I’ve been workin why didn’t you just ask?”

She then posted photo and video of her sitting at a computer in the studio. She's sporting a blonde ponytail and seems to be mixing tracks.

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ABC/Paula LoboProsecutors in Washington State reportedly are dropping a case against Nelly in which he had been accused of rape.

TMZ reports that the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office will not go forward with the case after the alleged victim declined to cooperate.

Back in October, the accuser's lawyer posted a letter to her website saying that the woman, whom the attorney described as a 21-year-old college student, told the Auburn, Washington Police Department and the King County Prosecuting Attorney's office to "put a halt to the criminal investigation of Cornell Haynes, Jr. (aka Nelly)" and that "she will not testify further in a criminal proceeding against him."

At the time, Nelly's attorney said in a statement to ABC News, "This is welcome news, even though Nelly was one hundred percent sure he would be vindicated. This is simply not enough. Her reckless accusation, once investigated thoroughly, was exposed for what it was: a fabrication. A fabrication that has caused Nelly and his family to suffer emotionally and financially."

The woman claimed that Nelly assaulted her on a tour bus after his concert in Auburn, just south of Seattle.  He was taken into custody, booked and released without being charged.

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Nicole NodlandIt's already topped the chart in the U.K., and now "New Rules" has become Dua Lipa's biggest U.S. hit to date.  The song is about resisting the temptation to get back together with your ex, and its female-empowerment lyrics and sassy attitude show the influence of Dua's biggest musical inspirations: Pink, Christina Aguilera and Nelly Furtado.

"It was always them that I was so fascinated by...that whole Nighties/Noughties era that was just so amazing and so colorful and sassy," Dua tells ABC Radio. "And it was just something so amazing to look up to. And I guess I just go back to those pictures of Pink and Christina, like, on the MTV EMA red carpets in the 2000s, and their outfits...that whole style is coming back now. It’s amazing."

Dua describes her current style as "Dark Pop":  a mix of that early-2000s pop sound, and the music she listened to at age 13, when her Albanian parents moved her from London back to their home country of Kosovo.

"I started listening to a lot of hip-hop, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar and even Tupac and Biggie," she tells ABC Radio. "All I wanted to do was to make a pop song that somehow could be a hip-hop song as well, or take the 'flowy-ness' or the 'rap-yness' and put those in the verses, and still have a pop chorus."

But Dua says there's one artist who does "Dark Pop" even better than she does.

"Sia!" she says. "I think she does amazing Dark Pop. She's, like, Queen of Dark Pop, absolutely."

Dua will kick off a North American tour in February, and at the end of that month, she'll head to New Zealand and Australia to open shows for Bruno Mars.

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ABC/Image Group LABy now you've probably heard that Prince William and Prince Harry of Great Britain supposedly make cameo appearances as First Order storm troopers in the new Star Wars movie The Last Jedi.  But now another British celebrity claims that she also made a cameo in the film.

Ellie Goulding tweeted, "Has anybody seen Star Wars yet and seen someone who resembles me in it  awkward if I got cut. Haha."

The "Love Me Like You Do" singer then added, "Either way it was a really awesome experience. Great to be in the rebel army for a day :)."

Predictably, this news freaked out Ellie's fans, who started asking her via Twitter if she was serious.  "Ha of course it’s true. I played the wrap party too," she replied.

It's still not 100% clear if Ellie is playing a Jedi mind trick on her fans, but she does love Star Wars.

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Trae Patton/CBS via Getty ImagesNot long ago, Selena Gomez noted in an interview that she and Taylor Swift have been friends for about 12 years: they met when she was dating Nick Jonas and Taylor was dating Joe Jonas.  Since then, they've both been through a lot -- and a lot of different relationships, too -- but they've always had each other's backs.  It's no wonder, then, that Selena posted a super-sweet message for Taylor on her birthday Wednesday.

Writing on Instagram, Selena captioned a blurry photo of the two of them together, "I’m glad you were born. You write all the thoughts some aren’t able to articulate. (ME!) Thank you for giving a voice to this world that is authentic and inspiring."

She added, "I wish some knew how big your heart actually is.. it’s fierce, bold and freaking wild with light. I’m glad you protect that. Love you @taylorswift."

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Getty Images via ABCFresh off his Golden Globe nomination for co-writing "Home, Nick Jonas has now released the music video for the track.

“You guys know how special #HOME is to me & I‘m so happy to finally get to share the video!” Nick writes on Instagram. “We wanted to create a video showing people of all different walks of life connecting and coming together. Love and acceptance are two of the best things we can give each other.”

The song is featured in the animated movie Ferdinand and scenes from the film play throughout the video as Nick sings and plays his guitar in the middle of an empty bullfighting ring. Towards the end, a diverse group of people enters the ring and dances around Nick.

Based on the classic children's book, Ferdinand is about a Spanish fighting bull, voiced by John Cena, who would much rather live a peaceful existence. It opens December 15.

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Jordin Althaus / FOXOn Sunday night, Fox will air another one of its patented live musical productions, and Bebe Rexha has been tapped to get the party started.

Fox's A Christmas Story Live! will air Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, and apparently, the network wanted the production to include a Bebe that wouldn't shoot your eye out.  She'll be opening the show by performing a new holiday song called "Count on Christmas."

It was written specifically for the special by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also composed the show's other songs, as well as the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Oscar-winning La La Land song "City of Stars."

The rest of the cast includes Maya Rudolph, Matthew Broderick, Jane Krakowski, Ana Gasteyer, David Allen Grier and Ken Jeong, as well as boy band PRETTYMUCH, who'll appear as the Hohman, Indiana carolers.

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PRNewsfoto/Epic RightsSorry, ‘NSYNC fans. JC Chasez just put the kibosh on any hope of a reunion.

“The answer is no,” JC tells Us Weekly. “I know people want to hear a different answer but we felt like we did what we set out to do.”

He adds, “By the way, we are all still friends and we all still talk about this stuff. But the way we went about it was we had to be inspired by something. And that’s the only way we would do anything.”

JC says they want to continue to be honest with their fans.

“I would never want to take anything from anyone that didn’t feel genuine,” he says. “That’s just kind of the way we approach everything that we do. … I think if they are going to invest in you then you should be fair to them. If you’re not giving everything that you have then you shouldn’t be doing it. That’s out of respect for them.”

Sounds like they won’t be joining Justin Timberlake for his Super Bowl halftime performance after all.  But hopefully, the group will come together to accept their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2018, and they'll all be reunited on that line of 'NSYNC-inspired merchandise that'll be out next year as well. 

As previously reported, that line includes retro 90's inspired clothing, as well as accessories, electronics, seasonal and home decor, games, collectible figures, slot machines, and more.

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Capitol Records2017 brought us the magic of Amazon's Alexa, which allowed music fans everywhere to listen to their favorite songs without knowing the song title or the artist name.  All you had to do was say, "Alexa, play the song that goes...." or "Play the song with the lyrics..." and you were good. 

Now, Amazon has released the song lyrics that users quoted the most when asking for songs.

According to published reports, the lyric that was #1 on the list of Alexa's Top Lyric Requests of 2017 is "I just wanna Roley, Roley, Roley," from the song "Roxex," by Ayo & Teo.  The second most-requested lyric was "I'm a rebel just for kicks," from Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still."  Number three?  "Swish, swish, bish," from Katy Perry's Taylor Swift diss track, "Swish Swish."

Here are the rest of the top 15 most-requested lyrics on Alexa:

4. "…push me to the edge, all my friends are dead…" ("Xo Tour Llif3," Lil Uzi Vert)     
5. "…I’m in love with the shape of you…" ("Shape of You," Ed Sheeran)    
6. "…I’m weak, and what’s wrong with that…" ("Weak," AJR)
7. "…I want something just like this…" ("Something Just Like This," The Chainsmokers & Coldplay)
8. "…I’m in love with your body…" ("Shape of You," Ed Sheeran)           
9. "…I finally found something I’m good at…" ("Somethin' I'm Good At," Brett Eldredge)       
10. "…love like there’s no such thing as a broken heart…" ("No Such Thing as a Broken Heart," Old Dominion)
11. "…I don’t wanna be alive…" ("1-800-273-8255," Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)           
12. "…that’s how you speak to a girl…" ("Speak to a Girl," Tim McGraw & Faith Hill)
13. "…that’s what lovers do…" ("What Lovers Do" Maroon 5 feat. SZA)         
14. "…wake up in the morning then I dab…" ("Lean and Dabb," iLoveMemphis)
15. "…if we go down, we go down together…" ("Paris," The Chainsmokers)  

Meanwhile, Amazon Music Unlimited has released a list of this year's most-played tracks on the service. Here are the top 15:

1. "Believer" -- Imagine Dragons
2. "Despacito" (Remix) -- Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
3. "Perfect" -- Ed Sheeran
4. "Sorry Not Sorry" -- Demi Lovato
5. "Something Just Like This" -- The Chainsmokers & Coldplay  
6. "Thunder" -- Imagine Dragons
7. "Body Like a Back Road" -- Sam Hunt
8. "rockstar" -- Post Malone feat. 21 Savage
9. "Praying" -- Kesha
10. "1-800-273-8255" -- Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid
11. "Havana" -- Camila Cabello
12. "In Case You Didn’t Know" -- Brett Young
13. "Bodak Yellow" -- Cardi B
14. "Love So Soft" -- Kelly Clarkson
15. "When It Rains It Pours" -- Luke Combs

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TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift is celebrating her 28th birthday Wednesday as tickets officially go on sale for her Reputation world tour. The singer has also released a new tour trailer to get fans pumped.

The promo video, set to her song “Ready for It?,” features clips from her “Look What You Made Me Do” video interspersed with footage from her Super Saturday Night performance earlier this year.

Hardcore Swifties had the chance to purchase tickets in a special pre-sale last month through Taylor Swift Tix, powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fans.

Taylor’s stadium tour kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona, and hits 33 cities before wrapping in October.

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Neal PrestonIt's been widely reported that when Lady Gaga makes her big-screen debut next year in the reboot of A Star Is Born, she'll be billed under her birth name, Stefani Germanotta.  That's because in April, Warner Brothers, the studio producing the movie, issued a statement announcing that fact.  But apparently, Gaga didn't get the memo.

Gaga tweeted last night, "I’ve seen a lot of rumors on the internet that for 'A Star Is Born' I’ll be billed as Stefani, but that’s not the case. It’s Lady Gaga, baby!"

Adding to the reporting of the "Stefani" story is the fact that Gaga's co-star in the movie, Bradley Cooper, who's also directing, has been referring to the singer as "Stefani" in various interviews about the film.

In A Star Is Born, Gaga will play a singer named Ally, who's taken under the wing of a fading star named Jackson Maine, played by Cooper.

As previously reported, A Star is Born will arrive in theaters on May 18.  It's the fourth iteration of the film, following the 1937 original with Janet Gaynor, the 1954 Judy Garland version, and the 1976 version with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

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ABC/Randy HolmesAriana Grande and "Despacito" top the music-related categories of Google's Year in Search 2017, which rounds up what was trending on the search engine throughout the year.

The reason Ariana topped searches for musicians in 2017 is, unfortunately, because of the bombing that took place in May outside her concert in Manchester, U.K.  That can be seen by looking at a graph of searches for her name, which peaked from May 21 to May 27. 

The bombing took place May 22.  Searches peaked again on June 4, the day of One Love Manchester, the concert Ariana organized as a benefit for the victims and their families.

The rest of the most-searched musicians of 2017 were, in order, Linkin Park, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran, Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Pump, Katy Perry, and Cardi B.

As for the most-searched songs and lyrics, "Despacito" topped Google's chart, most likely because people wanted to find out what Luis Fonsi was actually saying in the Spanish-language hit, and because it was the year's longest-running #1, staying on top for 16 weeks.

Here are the rest of the most searched-for songs and lyrics of 2017:

2. "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran
3. "Perfect," Ed Sheeran
4. "Havana," Camila Cabello
5. "Look What You Made Me Do," Taylor Swift
6. "HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar
7. "Versace on the Floor," Bruno Mars
8. "Closer," The Chainsmokers/Halsey
9. "Bad and Boujee," Migos
10. "Rockstar," Post Malone/21 Savage  

Of note, searches for "Perfect" peaked the first week of December, after it was released as a duet with Beyoncé.  Also, searches for "Look What You Made Me Do" peaked -- not after the release of the song, but after the release of the video August 27.

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