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Backstreet Boys Set Sail Today on 2014 Fan Cruise: "It's a Blast," Says Nick Carter


ABC/Lou RoccoEvery year, it seems, another act announces that it's starting their own fan cruise, but the Backstreet Boys have been doing it -- very successfully -- for several  years now.  This year's installment gets underway on Friday, and as usual, the guys have a lot of great activities planned for their fans.  According to Backstreet's Nick Carter, that the key to a successful fan cruise.

"You have to engage," he tells ABC News Radio.  "It's an opportunity to get really close to your fans and give them that opportunity that they don't really necessarily get. And we put on shows on the cruise, I mean, we're always trying to top ourselves and do something new."

And concerts aren't the only things fans get from the Boys on the cruise. There'll also be a Q&A session with the group, A.J. McLean is hosting a poker tournament, and Howie Dorough is hosting a blackjack tournament.  

"When people comes on the cruise, what goes on the cruise, stays on the cruise," Nick laughs. "No, it's a party. The fans come out, they get a room, we throw night parties, three nights in a row -- literally, people are crawling and limping off the cruise by the time they're done!"

The theme parties are always a highlight: this year, one night will see the boys hosting "Backstreet's Back Halloween Night: The Mummy's Revenge," while another night will be an "ABC" party -- which means "Anything But Clothes."  That's right: fans and the Boys will all attend the party wearing....something, just not actual clothing.  According to the group, trash bags, saran wrap and cardboard boxes are all possibilities.

The cruise sets sail from Miami on Friday for four days aboard the Carnival Ecstasy, returning on Monday.

"It's great," says Nick. "You go to the Caribbean, go swimming...events, it's a blast, you know?"  

Some of the bands that held their first-ever fan cruises over the past year include Train, Paramore and Matchbox Twenty.  So far, only Train has announced plans to do it again.

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Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams to Perform on "A Very Grammy Christmas" Special


The Recording Academy/CBSFor the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special that reveals the Grammy nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.  This year, however, the network is changing things up.

Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will all perform on A Very Grammy Christmas, a one-hour special that will replace the Grammy nominations concert show.  The show, taping November 18 in L.A., will air December 5, and will also reveal the nominees for the Grammys' prestigious Album of the Year category. The rest of the nominations -- 82 out of a total of 83 categories -- will be revealed the morning of December 5, in a way that has yet to be announced.

The presence of Maroon 5, Pharrell and Ariana on the show likely indicates that the Grammy folks consider them good bets for nominations.  All three acts' latest albums are eligible.

Tickets to attend the taping at the Shrine Auditorium are now on sale via Ticketmaster.

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Iggy Azalea Releases New Song Off "Reclassified"


Universal Music GroupIggy Azalea on Thursday released one of the new songs that will be featured on Reclassified, a reissue of her debut album, The New Classic.

On the track, titled "Iggy SZN," she raps, "Simmer down b***h, it’s Iggy SZN."

Reclassified will include a handful of other new tunes, including a collaboration with Ellie Goulding titled "Heavy Crown." It's due out November 24.

You can catch Iggy on TV this weekend when she performs on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

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Report: Chris Brown Appears in Court for Progress Evaluation


RCA RecordsChris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court Thursday for a progress report related to his probation in the Rihanna assault case.

A judge increased Chris' community labor from three days to four to ensure he'll complete his requirement by the end of his probation in January, according to TMZ.

Chris' therapist wrote a letter to the judge saying that Chris has been following his "medication management."

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PETA Upset at One Direction for Using Chimp & Other Wild Animals in "Steal My Girl" Video


SYCO/Columbia RecordsOne Direction's new video for "Steal My Girl" premieres Friday, but it's already causing controversy among animal rights activists.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals -- PETA -- is upset because the group is featuring a chimpanzee and other wild animals in the clip.

PETA has sent letters to One Direction and their video production company, requesting that they cut any of the scenes with the chimp, and asking them to pledge to never again work with "captive exotic animals"; the group suggests that 1D could use computer-generated animals instead.

In the letters, PETA says that chimps in the entertainment industry are separated from their mothers shortly after birth, treated badly and often abused, and then dumped when they become too strong to be safely handled.  The letters further note the presence of a lion in the video, and say that lions, too, are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and abused with electric shocks and food deprivation.

PETA claims  that Steve Martin's Working Wildlife, the animal exhibitor hired for the "Steal My Girl" video, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for failure to meet animal safety and cleanliness standards.  PETA also accuses Martin of disposing of his animals in what it calls "poorly run roadside zoos."   

PETA U.K. further claims that Martin "misled" 1D about these violations, and about his alleged relationship with the an organization,"American Humane Society," which doesn't actually exist.

The letters conclude, "We hope you'll consider removing the wild animal scenes from the final video and make the conscientious decision never to work with wild animals again. Thank you for giving this urgent matter your consideration."

But Fulwell 73, the production company that made the video, said in a statement to ABC News that it vetted Martin carefully and "chose him based on his exemplary treatment of animals, his highly regarded 'reward based' training, and his history in contributing to animal conservation educational programs."

The company adds that Martin, "maintains a spotless on-set accident-free record which spans over 44 years of exemplary and highly respected work in the motion picture, television, commercial and video production industry."

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Taylor Swift Visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to Plug New Album, Perform Two Songs


Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday to plug her new album, 1989, and perform two songs at an outdoor stage in front of nearly 15 thousand fans who lined Hollywood Boulevard outside Kimmel’s studio.

The 24-year-old singer/songwriter told Kimmel she’s “more confident” about this album than she’s been about any of her previous releases.

Taylor said it’s a “really nice feeling” to have but added, “it’s almost like you’re releasing this thing into the world that you spent two years with, and it’s just been mine for two years and now it’s everybody elses.”

Taylor joked that it’s like she’s "sending it off to college."

Earlier in the week, Kimmel had fans submit questions for Taylor via Skype, and he read one of them on the air. A fan asked if all our memories were erased, but Taylor could pick one song from 1989 that we all would remember, which would it be and why?

Swift said she would choose the song “Clean,” the last track on the album.  She wrote it with British singer/songwriter Imogen Heap.  Taylor said of the tune, "It's just a song that's really special to me and it's been one that kind of everyone is really talking about."  Taylor told Kimmel, "I think it's a song that might help people go through things."

Kimmel also told the story of Taylor showing up at the studio in 2005 when she was 14 years old to try to get on the show.  “Taylor came to our show with her mom and her guitar, and somehow she got a hold of the guy who books bands here, Scott Igoe, and she asked if she could play a song for him,” Kimmel recalled.

Kimmel said Igoe told Taylor she wasn't allowed in the show’s green room because they served alcohol and he threw her out.

Flash forward to Thursday night: Kimmel announced on the show that he’s decided to make it up to Taylor by having security guards “toss” Igoe, who still works for Kimmel, out of the building. 

Later in the show, Taylor performed her hit "Shake It Off," and the song "Out of the Woods."

1989 arrives Monday, October 27, the same day Taylor appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and makes her debut later that night as a mentor on The Voice.

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Charli XCX Says Lorde Recruited Her for "Hunger Games" Soundtrack via Instagram


Republic RecordsLorde says that she personally reached out to all the artists featured on the upcoming Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 soundtrack via social media to ask them to be part of the project.  Charli XCX confirms that's true, but says she nearly missed the invitation because of it.

Speaking to The Insider, Charli says that Lorde "actually messaged [me] on Instagram and I didn’t see it because I didn't know you could message people on Instagram. So, I think she thought I was ignoring her for ages because I never got back to her but then we figured it out. We got in touch and she asked me to submit a song."

There was, however, a small problem. Charli says, "I had never seen the movies or read the books."  But Lorde came through for her.  "She literally wrote the whole book out in an e-mail to me," Charli reveals.

"I was really honored to be a part of this soundtrack," Charli says.  "I really believe in what Lorde is doing and everything she does as an artist.  I'm so glad that she has such a great platform and the soundtrack to showcase her business skills like a business woman because she really is. I'm very happy she reached out to me.”

Charli's song on the soundtrack, "Kingdom," is a collaboration with Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon.  The soundtrack will be out November 17.

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Iggy Azalea Confirmed for 2014 Victoria's Secret PINK Nation "Crazy for Campus Bash"


ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea is scheduled to showcase at Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation’s annual back to school concert.

According to Us Weekly, the rapper has been tapped to partake in the Crazy for Campus Bash, taking place at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on October 29. Previous performers included acts like Drake and Kid Cudi.

She will likely showcase hits like "Black Widow" and "Work," both of which appear on her album The New Classic.

The upcoming performance will come on the heels of Azalea’s first appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on October 25, where she will perform her new single "Beg for It."

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Meghan Trainor, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, A Great Big World & More Up for NewNowNext Awards


Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor, Sam Smith, A Great Big World, Iggy Azalea and Nick Jonas are among the musical nominees for Logo TV's NewNowNext Awards.  The awards not only celebrate what's happening right now, they're also designed to introduce fans to what will be the future of popular culture in the coming year.

In addition to music, the NewNowNextAwards also cover movies, TV and theater.  Because Logo is targeted towards the LGBT community, nominees are often gay-friendly, or gay themselves.  In the music category, for example, nominees Mary Lambert, Sam Smith and Chad from A Great Big World are openly gay.  Another nominee is Bleachers, the side project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, who is a huge supporter of gay rights.

U.K. artists are very well represented this year: in addition to Sam Smith, you've also got Irish singer/songwriter Hozier, British singers John Newman and Charli X, Scottish singer Paolo Nutini, and the British groups Bastille and Disclosure.

Voting is open right now at LogoTV.com/events/newnownext_awards. The awards show will air December 7 on Logo TV.

Here are the nominees:

Best New Musician (Male)
Hozier
Nick Jonas
John Newman
Paolo Nutini
Sam Smith

Best New Musician (Female)
Iggy Azalea
Charli XCX
Mary Lambert
Meghan Trainor
Betty Who

Best New Music Group
A Great Big World
Bastille
Bleachers
Disclosure
Pentatonix

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On "Ellen," Taylor Swift Talks Irrational Fear of Sea Urchins, Reveals How to Render Adam Levine Helpless


Trae Patton/NBCTaylor Swift appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday to discuss her new album and her debut Monday night as a mentor on The Voice, but in a series of advance clips, she also discusses her deepest, darkest fears, both of which are somewhat irrational.

The first of Taylor's irrational fears has to do with sea urchins.  When Ellen tries to argue that sea urchins are just sitting there minding their own business, Taylor counters, "They're sitting there waiting to completely injure you!"

"OK, like, if you're in the Caribbean, you're like, 'This water's so beautiful, it's amazing,' and you're walking -- it's clear water -- you can't see a sea urchin's right there!  And then you step on one, and it has barbs that go into whatever it touches, and then you have to go to the emergency room and it has to be surgically removed!"

Taylor continues, attempting to justify her fear.  "You could lose your foot. You could lose your hand. You could lose your hand trying to get it off of your foot!"

Taylor also reveals that she is afraid of being framed -- by persons unknown -- for something terrible.  She feels that there are "so many people" out there who'd want to frame her. Explaining why she feels this way, she tells Ellen, "I think the dream and the nightmare of being framed comes from, like, I could do nothing wrong -- I could sit in my house with the cats all day -- and somehow, there could be an article about me buying a house in a place I've never been, or dating a guy I've never met." 

"So, then you take it a step further, and in nightmare world, it's being framed for murder," she finishes.

During her interview, Taylor also revealed that when she was a mentor on The Voice, she got to learn all the coaches' weaknesses.  She says Adam Levine's weakness is songs from Broadway musicals -- not that he has a weakness for them, but that he hates them so much, you could use them as a weapon against him.

"If you sing songs from Rent, you can actually render Adam Levine helpless on the floor," she explains.   Bursting into a few bars of "Seasons of Love" from Rent, Taylor adds, "You have to do a theater voice, and he's just like 'Ahhhh!' and he can't even run away, he's so weak!" 

"Wow, so ladies, if you ever wanna catch him...." replies Ellen, getting huge laughs.

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Demi Lovato Says Taylor Swift's "One of the Few" Music Biz Friendships She's Kept


Credit: Giuliano BekorDemi Lovato may have had a falling out with her former BFF Selena Gomez -- she indicated in an interview that they grew apart -- but she's proud she still has Taylor Swift in her life.

Speaking to ET Canada, Demi says of Taylor, "She's one person that I feel like, one of the few people I've maintained a friendship with in this industry. [Fame] just changes people and it's hard, because you have incredible friendships, and people change."

According to ET Canada, when asked about Taylor's recent statement that it's sexist to dismiss her as someone who "just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends," Demi responded, "Don't f**k with me if you're going to say women suck."  She added that her message has always been about "inspiring women and inspiring everybody to be honest."

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Sam Smith Wins Big at Britain's MOBO Awards, Says He Wants to Work with John Legend


ABC/Randy HolmesAfter picking up a trophy for Best New Act at Britain's Q Awards on Wednesday afternoon, Sam Smith went on to score four more at yet another award ceremony in London that same night.

Sam won Best Male and Best R&B/Soul at Britain's MOBO Awards, which stands for Music of Black Origin. His album In the Lonely Hour was named Best Album, while his song "Stay with Me" was named Best Song. Other winners included Jessie J and Beyonce.

According to the BBC, Sam said of his wins, "I came last year and really wanted to win best newcomer but didn't and to come back and win four awards is ridiculous. I am overwhelmed."  He added, "I don't know what to do with my awards. I need to get a cabinet!"

Sam said on Instagram later on, "5 AWARDS IN 1 DAY. Completely emotionally drained and so thankful. I love you UK. What a welcome back."

Asked by Heat magazine on the red carpet at the event who he'd like to collaborate with, Sam said, "John Legend is definitely up there for me. I want to work with John so badly. I love him so much. I’d love to work with Ed [Sheeran] as well at some point." 

However, Sam said he doesn't plan to go chasing these artists to make the collabos happen.  "When I work with people, I like it to happen organically so I let it flow and happen naturally,” he said.

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Fergie Says Son Can "Turn Up," Wants Him to Be a Miami Dolphins Fan


Telepictures Productions Inc./ Warner Bros. EntertainmentFergie is busy at work on her upcoming album, due out next year, but she's also been focused on being a mom to her one-year-old son, Axl Jack. On Thursday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she stopped by to promote her latest single, "L.A. LOVE (la la)," Fergie hinted her son may have a career in entertainment in his future.

"His dad brings him in during my dance rehearsals, you know, for the video," Fergie said.  "And Axl will start [dancing] and I'm like, 'Turn up! Turn up! Turn down for what?' Until he goes...he does this little, this little, my version, [of] what I think is turning up," she explained, mimicking her son bouncing up and down.

Although he may have a future in the family business, Fergie said it's too early to tell what sports team he'll root for. Fergie is part owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, while her husband, actor Josh Duhamel,  is a Minnesota Vikings fan.  But Fergie has a plan.

"You know, we'll kind of put the jerseys there and kinda just let him choose," she said. "Yeah, yeah and I'll kinda put like a hundred dollar bill under [my jersey.]"

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Las Vegas to Celebrate Britney Spears Day November 5


Denise TruscelloBritney Spears' Las Vegas show Piece of Me has taken the city by storm.  Now the city is planning to honor her for her achievement.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that November 5 will be proclaimed Britney Spears Day in Las Vegas, and the star will be presented with an official proclamation and the key -- not to the city, but to the Las Vegas Strip.  Britney herself confirmed the news in a tweet, writing, "#BritneyDay in LV, Nov 5th! What an honor!! Can't wait to celebrate with you Vegas  See y'all there??"

Britney will also celebrate with fans that night starting at 5:30pm.  That's when she'll ride one of the Strip's attractions -- the 550-foot High Roller Ferris Wheel -- and fans named Britney, any spelling, will get free rides as well. Also, the first 100 people named Britney who show up at the High Roller on November 5 will receive two free tickets to Britney's show that night.

Britney's show, at the Axis at Planet Hollywood theater, was considered a gamble for Las Vegas, since such a young and current pop star had never launched a residency in town before.  But it's been a huge success, selling out regularly and boosting Planet Hollywood's bottom line by $20 million, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

The deal has also been quite lucrative for Britney.  A source tells E! that her per-show paycheck has just been bumped to $475,000, which means that during the 140 shows she'll do over the next two years, she'll be earning close a million bucks per week.

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One Direction Announce North American & European Dates for On the Road Again Tour


Credit: Cal AurandOne Direction has revealed European and North American dates for its On the Road Again 2015 stadium tour.  The North American leg of the outing begins July 9 in San Diego, CA.  Tickets go on sale November 1 via LiveNation.com.

The tour comes in support of the band's new album, Four, which is due November 17.  In a statement, Niall Horan says, "We could not be more excited about the new tour. We’ve started rehearsing songs from the new album and can’t wait for the fans to hear them live. We’re just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans -- they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwavering support.”

One Direction's Facebook page is hosting a pre-sale on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Citi card members can get access to pre-sale tickets starting this Friday.

In other 1D news, the video for the group's new single, "Steal My Gir,l" debuts Friday on VEVO at 11 a.m. ET.  Described as "outlandish," the clip features film and TV star Danny DeVito.

Here are the tour dates:

EUROPE
6/10 -- Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadion
6/13 -- Brussels, Belgium, King Baudouin Stadium
6/16 -- Horsens, Denmark, CASA Arena
6/19 -- Oslo, Norway, Ullevaal Stadion
6/23 -- Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium
6/27 -- Helsinki, Finland, Olympiastadion
 
NORTH AMERICA
7/9 -- San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium
7/11 -- San Francisco, CA, Levi's Stadium (on sale Nov. 14)
7/15 -- Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
7/26 -- Minneapolis, MN, TCF Bank Stadium
7/28 -- Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium
7/31 -- Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium
8/2 -- Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
8/5 -- East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
8/8 -- Baltimore, MD, M&T Bank Stadium
8/18 -- Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium
8/23 -- Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
8/25 -- Milwaukee, WI, Miller Park
8/27 -- Cleveland, OH, FirstEnergy Stadium
8/29 -- Detroit, MI, Ford Field
9/1 -- Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
9/3 -- Buffalo, NY, Ralph Wilson Stadium
9/12 -- Boston, MA, Gillette Stadium

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Adam Levine Calls His Wife "The Best Dressed Woman Out There"


Christopher Polk/NBCAdam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo is a model, so of course she's going to have some sort of style.  But Adam thinks that when it comes to getting fashion right, there's nobody who can touch her.

During an interview with Refinery29 about the newest holiday designs for his clothing line, The Adam Levine Collection, the Maroon 5 singer was asked to name the best fashion advice his wife ever gave him.  "Well, I’m...really lucky because my wife happens to be — in my opinion — the best dressed woman out there," he says. "Obviously, I’m biased, but I just feel like she’s very creative, inventive, [and has] good taste. I’d be silly not to try to recreate that for the line."

Asked to reveal what outfit he wore when he first met his future in-laws, Adam says, "Oh God, I don’t remember. If I had to put a bet on it, I’d say it was a T-shirt and jeans. I don’t remember what happened yesterday, so unfortunately I can’t remember too specifically.”  Still, he says that in general, when you're meeting the parents, you should go subtle, not sexy. 

However, when asked to recommend a specific outfit that fits the bill, Adam wouldn't take the bait, responding, "God, I don’t know. What I think is passable and what other people think is passable are probably very different. I don’t think it makes a difference as long as it’s not revealing.”

Overall, Adam says his vision for his clothing line is the same as it's been since he started it:  "Super-simple, classic things that I’ve always loved for men and...that I think that women would really like."  He adds that he's "not trying to push the envelope too far, because that’s not what I do."

"I don’t wake up in the morning and put on a Versace gown," he adds. "Although that would be funny if I did.”

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Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige & 5 Seconds of Summer to Perform on American Music Awards


Dick Clark ProductionsSam Smith, Mary J. Blige and 5 Seconds of Summer have been added to the list of performers at the 2014 American Music Awards.  They join a bill that already includes Charli XCX and Pitbull, the latter of whom's also hosting the show.

It's not clear if Sam and Mary J. will perform together but it may be a good bet, considering the two recorded a duet earlier this year, and Sam contributes to Mary's upcoming album, The London Sessions.

Iggy Azalea leads the nominees for this year's AMAs with six.  Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and John Legend each have five nods.

The 2014 American Music Awards will air November 23 on ABC, from the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE.

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Report: Beyoncé and Jay Z Renewed Vows; Shopping for Home in Paris


Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood EntertainmentIf Beyoncé and Jay Z's marriage really was in trouble earlier this year, the couple has since gotten past it and recommitted themselves to it.

The proof: the two have renewed their vows, according to People magazine. Its source says that while the couple did have "major problems" at one point, they've "worked it out."

And now they're looking to take their love to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Another People magazine source says the couple has been shopping for a home in Paris over the past month.

An Us Weekly insider further reports that Bey and Jay plan to retire in the City of Light eventually, and that they want their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, to learn French.

When Beyoncé and Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run tour in Paris last month, Jay noted that the city was special to them because they got engaged there. He also mentioned that Paris is where Blue Ivy was conceived.

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Katy Perry Takes Birthday Celebration to Morocco


Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsAfter reportedly cancelling plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt, word is Katy Perry has relocated the festivities to another country in Africa.

The Hollywood Reporter had said Katy was going to party and go sightseeing with her crew in Egypt to mark her milestone birthday. However, she reportedly nixed her plans due to "safety concerns."

Instead, Us Weekly reports, Katy will celebrate in Morocco. The magazine says she's already arrived in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

Katy turns 30 on Saturday.

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Charli XCX Having Fun Singing for "Young Girls & Beautiful Gay Boys" on Tour


Bella Howard/Atlantic RecordsCharli XCX pushed back the release date of her much-anticipated new album Sucker because her single "Boom Clap" just keeps going and going.  But the singer still launched a U.S. headlining tour, taking the risky move of performing new music that her fans weren't familiar with.  Luckily, she says it's paid off for her.

"I have been doing a lot of new songs and, y'know, it's quite nerve-wracking for me because that's the first time they'll hear the new songs, like, me playing them live," she tells ABC News Radio.  "There isn't like an MP3 of them, or whatever. So I was kinda scared."  But since she launched the tour at the end of September, she says, things have been going great.

"They all seem to really like it," she adds. "And they all know [the songs], so that's really cool for me. I'm so proud of this record and I can't wait to play it live in bigger rooms next year."

As for what kind of fans have been coming out to see her each night, Charli says, "It's pretty much all over the map but definitely, like, the front rows, and the craziest fans, are, like, young girls and beautiful gay boys. And I'm so happy for that!"

Charli will wrap up the tour this Saturday in San Francisco, California. Next month, she'll perform on the American Music Awards, where she's also a nominee, and will then play a series of Christmas concerts across the country. In February, she'll be Katy Perry's opening act when Katy's PRISMATIC world tour hits Europe.

Meanwhile, Sucker arrives December 16 and "Boom Clap" shows no signs of slowing down.  Has the ongoing success of the track, which is her first big U.S. hit as a solo artist, surprised Charli?

"It really has," she tells ABC News Radio. "You know, I've seen songs that I've written blow up and be around for a long time, but it's very strange when it happens to your own song, and I really didn't expect it. And I'm honored, and kinda freaked out, but it's awesome!" 

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