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Rihanna Taps Brad Pitt for Her Inaugural Diamond Ball


ABC/Richard HarbaughEarlier this month, Rihanna announced plans to hold her first Diamond Ball benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation, a philanthropic organization founded by the singer. Now, she's revealed that Brad Pitt and Jimmy Kimmel will attend the event, taking place December 11 in Los Angeles.

"It is such an honor to have Jimmy Kimmel host this event. There is no one more hilarious to make the first annual Diamond Ball an incredible night. I'm blessed by his support," Rihanna said in a statement. ''Brad Pitt is not only a phenomenal talent, but I admire him and am inspired by his philanthropic work."

As previously reported, the upcoming ceremony will be held at The Vineyard in Beverly Hills with a guest list maxing out at 600. The singer has planned a festive event, during which she will perform backed by a live orchestra. In addition, guests will enjoy dinner and a live auction.

The organization, which honors her grandparents Clara and Lionel Brathwaite, aims to fund efforts that promote health, education, arts and culture globally.

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Ariana Grande Not Upset About Bette Midler's Comments About Her


Republic RecordsAriana Grande doesn't have a "Problem" with what Bette Midler said about her in a recent interview.

As previously reported, Bette told the British newspaper The Telegraph, "It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous," and added, "I mean, it’s silly beyond belief and I don’t know who’s telling her to do it."  She added that all young female stars of today should "trust their talent," adding, "You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t."

While TMZ reports that people close to Ariana say that the singer is hurt, indignant and "shocked" at Bette's comments -- both because she's a huge fan of Midler's and because she feels that the award-winning entertainer used her own sexuality early in her career -- it turns out that she's not really that upset.

On Twitter, she posted a photo of Bette from the '70s wearing a very low-cut blouse, and a paragraph that read "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went but i want that sexy mermaid back!!! always a fan no matter what my love."  She captioned it "All love here."  She added, referring to one of Bette Midler's movies, "and I will still quote first wives club every single day of my life lmao."

Bette, for her part, responded to Ari's tweets by tweeting, "About my screed on @ArianaGrande, all I can say is, "Spoken like a reformed old whore! She does have a beautiful voice, on a couch or off."

 

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Adam Levine Says Chris Hemsworth Deserves "People's" Sexiest Man Alive Title


Courtesy People MagazineAfter a year of flaunting the fact that he landed the title of People's Sexiest Man Alive, Adam Levine was forced to relinquish it earlier this month for this year's hottie: Chris Hemsworth, star of The Avengers and the Thor movies.  But the Maroon 5 frontman says there's no hard feelings between himself and the Australian actor.

Speaking to Access Hollywood Live, Adam says of Hemsworth, "Listen he's a super, super good looking [guy]. He's a handsome dude. He's Thor, for Christ's sake! I mean, the dude deserves it. Gosh!"

Asked if he believes Hemsworth is sexier than Adam, fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton told the TV show, "I don’t even know who the other dude is. I have absolutely zero clue who the new guy is… But I guarantee you he's more manly and better looking and probably a better human being all together."

Adam of course, had to fire back at Blake, mocking him for never appearing on the cover of People's annual Sexiest Men issue.

"You guys, see, Blake made the inside of the magazine," he explained. "Blake made the guys-who-weren't-quite-sexy-enough-to-be-on-the-cover list."

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Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Unwrap New Holiday Ad for H&M


Courtesy H&MLady Gaga and Tony Bennett have unveiled their new commercial for H&M's new holiday campaign.  Called "Magical Holidays," the one-minute, 40-second spot features Gaga and Bennett as just one element of a special holiday party.

The clip starts with a woman, back to the camera, carrying a gift-wrapped box down a hall. Then we see a couple making out in the back of a bus, which opens up to reveal a band on a ship, with a female captain giving gifts to a family.  We travel through the porthole in the ship, and we're in a log cabin, where a bunch of young people are partying in front of a roaring fire.  One woman climbs a staircase to the attic, and pops out of a gold box, dressed in a glamorous outfit, into a ballroom where elegantly attired people are dancing in front of a stage.

Finally, 40 seconds into the ad, we see Gaga and Tony onstage. She's wearing a huge curly wig and a dark green dress; he's wearing a tux.  They dance for a bit, and then sing "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," one of the standards from their jazz album Cheek to Cheek.  As they finish the number, the camera pulls out to reveal that the whole scene has taken place inside the box that the woman in the first scene was carrying down the hall. 

The woman, now revealed to be Gaga in heavy eye makeup and a white fur hat, replaces the lid and walks out of the room and back down the hall.

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Kelly Clarkson Debuts New Holiday Video for "Wrapped in Red"


RCA Records"Wrapped in Red" was the title cut of Kelly Clarkson's 2013 holiday album, but she's finally gotten around to shooting a video for it.  The clip is now available for viewing exclusively on Amazon.

The video incorporates old home movies of kids playing in the snow, unwrapping presents and decorating trees, with snowy winter scenes, and shots of Kelly singing in a few different settings: in a studio lit by light bulbs, against a red background with Christmas decorations and against a hazy white background.

Earlier this year, Kelly posted a photo of her baby daughter River Rose visiting her on the set of the video shoot. She captioned it with the hashtag "#babysfirstvideo."

You can buy Wrapped in Red in a variety of formats at Amazon, but over at Walmart, you can purchase a special CD/DVD bundle that includes both the album and a copy of Kelly's 2013 NBC Christmas special Kelly's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale.

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Nico & Vinz, Fifth Harmony Booked for National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


Stian Andersen/Warner Bros. RecordsThey're not American, but Nico & Vinz will be participating in a very American Christmas tradition next month: the lighting of the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

The Norwegian duo, along with Fifth Harmony and R&B legend Patti LaBelle, will perform at the 92nd annual event, which takes place December 4 at President's Park near the White House.  The festivities get underway at 4:30 p.m. ET and will air throughout December on public television.  More performers will be announced soon.

At the ceremony, Fifth Harmony will perform their new cover of Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."  The group's full-length debut album, Reflection, arrives January 27.

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Jordin Sparks Releases Profanity-Laced Diss Track Aimed at Jason Derulo


Image Group LA/ABCIf you thought Jordin Sparks wasn't angry about her breakup with Jason Derulo earlier this year, think again. The singer has just dropped a diss track that's littered with profanity, and it's aimed squarely at Jason.

The song is called "How Bout Now (Remix)," and it's based directly -- music and lyrics -- on Drake's song "How Bout Now."  The chorus goes, "You ain't really f**k with me way back then, but how 'bout now?/'Cause I'm up right now and you suck right now/You thought you had it all figured out back then, boy, but how 'bout now?/'Cause I'm up right now/and you suck right now."

In case there's any question about who Jordin's singing about, the lyrics include the line, "Remember when you broke your neck and I had to wash your back for ya?/You probably don't remember half the sh*t that I did for ya."  Jordin and Jason famously got close after he literally broke his neck onstage, and she nursed him back to health.

Elsewhere, Jordin sings, "Always been mom's little angel/And to watch you blow up, head got big and you started changing/Can't believe all the things that you're saying/Like I'm witcha for your fame and your name, what?/That thought and your vision now setting up a game, what?/What you're dying is to be is the famous/Asking for the things that you gave me/tryin' to lock it in with a baby."

The song is from a mixtape Jordin plans to release today, titled Bye Felicia.

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This Year, Meghan Trainor's Thankful for Her "Dream"-Like Life


Heading into Thanksgiving, Meghan Trainor certainly has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.  Not only did she score one of the biggest hits of 2014 with "All About That Bass," but her new album is coming out in January, followed by a headlining tour, and a Grammy nomination may not be out of the question.  No wonder she describes her life as "a dream."

Asked what she'll be most thankful for this year, Meghan tells ABC News Radio, simply, "Life.  My songs, and all this happening.  This is incredible."  She adds, "Everything is a dream. It's like a movie."

In fact, Meghan says she's eager for all the cool stuff she's getting to do -- like presenting on Sunday night's American Music Awards -- to be documented for posterity. 

"My brother was saying he should maybe just tape a GoPro to his head for wherever we go," she laughs. "Because, like, we meet cool people every day, it's ridiculous!"  

You can catch Meghan performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday on NBC.


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This Year, Meghan Trainor's Thankful for Her "Dream"-Like Life


Epic RecordsHeading into Thanksgiving, Meghan Trainor certainly has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.  Not only did she score one of the biggest hits of 2014 with "All About That Bass," but her new album is coming out in January, followed by a headlining tour, and a Grammy nomination may not be out of the question.  No wonder she describes her life as "a dream."

Asked what she'll be most thankful for this year, Meghan tells ABC News Radio, simply, "Life.  My songs, and all this happening.  This is incredible."  She adds, "Everything is a dream. It's like a movie."

In fact, Meghan says she's eager for all the cool stuff she's getting to do -- like presenting on Sunday night's American Music Awards -- to be documented for posterity. 

"My brother was saying he should maybe just tape a GoPro to his head for wherever we go," she laughs. "Because, like, we meet cool people every day, it's ridiculous!"  

You can catch Meghan performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday on NBC.

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OneRepublic Offers New Charity Remix, Chance to Win a VIP Tour Experience


Courtesy Coca-ColaOneRepublic has teamed up with Bono's (RED) charity campaign and Coca-Cola to offer a remix of their new single "I Lived" that will raise money for a good cause, and you can join in and win some great prizes.

Proceeds from downloads of the "I Lived" remix will go to the (RED) Global Fund, specifically to its latest campaign, called Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free Generation, which is working to fight mother-to-child transmission of HIV.  In connection with that, the band is also offering fans the chance to spend a day with them and live like a VIP.

If you visit Omaze.com, you can donate money for chances to win the grand prize: you and a guest will fly to join the band at the tour stop of your choice.  You'll get a VIP backstage tour, go to the soundcheck and hang out with the guys and then watch the show from VIP seats.

"We're proud to be part of the (RED) campaign this year and are looking forward to spending time with a winning fan" said OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder.

Depending on how much you donate, you can also receive cool merchandise, like OneRepublic t-shirts, hoodies, autographed albums, guitars and more.

Ryan, who's friendly with Bono, tells People magazine that teaming with the U2 singer's (RED) charity was a no-brainer, adding, "It made sense. The nature of our song 'I Lived' lined up with the whole theme of their campaign."   The song itself, says Ryan, was written about his four-year-old son, Copeland.

"He knows the song is about him. He loves it. He loves this song," says Ryan. "He's always into whatever is the most recent song that we've done. So right now, he walks around singing 'Love Runs Out' cause that was our last single. Before then, it was 'Counting Stars,' and now it'll be 'I Lived.'"

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American Authors Will Skip Traditional Eating Contest This Thanksgiving


Andrew Zaeh/IslandAmerican Authors will have a couple days off this Thanksgiving to reflect on their successful year, which has been fueled by their hit "Best Day of My Life."  But unlike past years, the New York-based band says they won't be indulging in one of their usual Thanksgiving traditions: competitive eating at a local buffet restaurant.

"This will be the first Thanksgiving I think we're not actually going to be together," guitarist James Shelley tells ABC News Radio. "For every other Thanksgiving for, like, the last seven years, we go to Old Country Buffet -- OCB -- and we have an eating contest. And there's no prize, except your stomach hurts for four days."

So who usually wins this so-called eating contest?  "Usually our crew," laughs drummer Matt Sanchez.  "Though in the end, no one wins."  "But it's a true American Thanksgiving," notes James. "On one plate you can have pizza, tacos, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, Jell-O and a piece of cake."  "And turkey!" adds singer Zac Barnett.

Zac gets serious, though, when he considers what the band will be thankful for this Thursday.

"I guess thankful for such an amazing past two years," he tells ABC News Radio. "We've pretty much been on the road nonstop. We've never had any time to really sit back and reflect on it all. So while we're not taking that much time off, it'll going to be really nice to look at it all and just think back on all the touring. 'Cause I know even now when we're talking about it, it'll be like, 'What show was that? Where was that? Who was there?' So it's always really cool to think back on the amazing events and things we've done since it all began."  

American Authors have been in Germany this week, but they're flying back to the U.S. to do a series of Christmas shows starting November 30. Those shows will take them all the way through the end of December.

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Ariana Grande "Silly Beyond Belief," According to Bette Midler


ABC/Kelsey McNeal; Warner Bros. RecordsAriana Grande's sexy dance moves go over well with her fans, but music legend Bette Midler is calling out Grande and other young pop stars for using their sex appeal to sell albums.

In an interview with the British newspaper The Telegraph Midler, 68, bemoaned the state of today's female artists while discussing her latest album, It’s the Girls, a compilation of covers of the girl bands of her youth. She calls what's happening today "terrible."

"It’s always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous," she explains, adding, "I mean, it’s silly beyond belief and I don’t know who’s telling her to do it."

Midler stresses that she doesn't think it's Ariana's fault. She believes the "Problem" singer's managers are at the bottom of it.

"I wish they’d stop. But it’s not my business, I’m not her mother. Or her manager," Bette says. "Maybe they tell them that’s what you’ve got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."

Midler thinks artists have the freedom to do whatever they want these days, but that's not always a good thing.  "Whatever strictures there were have fallen apart," she tells the newspaper. "And now it’s whatever you feel like doing you can do. I mean, apparently people really like to pretend they’re having sex. They really like to slap each other’s butts."

Midler acknowledges that she could be the one who's out of touch, but adds, "I don’t know what the end game is going to be. I don’t know where you go from all that sex in your twenties. I don’t know how you sustain it."

Midler's advice for a young woman who wants to get into show business today: "Trust your talent," she advises. "You don’t have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t."

It’s the Girls features The Divine Miss M tackling songs made famous by The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas and others.  The album also includes a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls.”

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"The Voice" Recap: New Mentors Advise the Top 10


Trae Patton/NBCThe top 10 artists on NBC's The Voice were back in the spotlight Monday night, again performing for viewers' votes.

Helping the contestants in rehearsals were four new mentors. Fall Out Boy singer and Sing-Off judge Patrick Stump assisted Adam Levine's team; on-again, off-again Voice coach Christina Aguilera tutored Gwen Stefani's team; Colbie Caillat dispensed advice to Blake Shelton's crew; and Motown legend Diana Ross teamed up with Pharrell Williams' artists.

The two-hour broadcast began with the top 10 singing a medley of Rascal Flatts songs.

The Voice later featured footage of the artists meeting with legendary record executive Clive Davis, who was also in attendance for the live show.

Matt McAndrew of Team Adam delivered the first individual performance of the night: a rendition of the Coldplay hit "Fix You." Patrick urged him to show more confidence during the lyric, "Tears stream down your face."   

Following Matt's performance on The Voice stage, Blake said Matt has the drama, range, and stage presence. Gwen said Matt's last note was unlike anything she'd heard from him before. Adam said his artist did Coldplay proud.

The first member of Team Gwen to enter the spotlight was Anita Antoinette. Christina immediately remembered her from her brief appearance during season three. Anita put her reggae spin on the Passenger single "Let Her Go."

Pharrell marveled at Anita's resiliency after she was rejected on the show several seasons ago. Gwen said Anita took over the song, adding that it sounded like something Anita would record.

Team Adam's Damien performed "You and I (We Can Conquer the World)" by Stevie Wonder. Patrick warned him in rehearsals not to constrict his air flow while singing.

After Damien received a long applause from the studio audience for his live performance, Pharrell said the artist's family members in attendance must be so proud of him. Adam said he felt the entire crowd "get on board" with Damien.

Team Blake teen Reagan James sang a more poppy version of the Iggy Azalea rap hit "Fancy." Colbie suggested to Reagan in rehearsals that she stop at one point in the song and make contact with the studio audience.

In critiquing Reagan's live performance, both Adam and Blake gave her credit for taking on such a complicated song. Blake called it Reagan's best showing to date.

Team Pharrell's Luke Wade covered the Otis Redding song "Try A Little Tenderness." Diana recalled her experiences with Otis, and said Luke's performance needs to come from his soul and his heart.

Adam said Luke bounced back after a rough outing last week. Pharrell simply said it was a job well done by Luke.

Craig Wayne Boyd of Team Blake played the Johnny Cash classic "I Walk the Line" on an acoustic guitar.

Pharrell said there's no artist like Boyd in the competition. Adam declared that it was obvious Boyd has become "crazy, crazy good." Blake described Boyd's performance as "magic."

Gwen assigned Ryan Sill the Muse song "Starlight."

Adam said Ryan has been going through the process of what he wants to be as an artist. Pharrell added that it's been interesting to watch Ryan's journey on the show. Gwen called Ryan's performance beautiful.

Team Pharrell's DaNica Shirey belted out Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” Diana advised her in rehearsals to visualize singing it to the house band's music.

Gwen said DaNica never messes up. Blake proclaimed this was the best live Voice show he's ever seen. Pharrell said his "mind is blown" to think of how far DaNica has come.

Team Gwen's Taylor John Williams sang The Beatles classic "Come Together." Christina told the cameras that Williams has to "own" the song on stage.

Blake observed how much fun Williams had during his live performance. Pharrell said it was one of the "craziest" performances the coaches have seen this season. Gwen admitted she was worried about the song choice, but thought it worked out. She said if she was 15 and in high school she'd have a crush on Williams.

Chris Jamison of Team Adam closed out the show with "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. Patrick told Chris he should slur some of the words to give them a bit of an edge.

Gwen said Chris commanded the stage. Adam said he usually has artists on his team who are not afraid to try something different.

Two artists will be eliminated on Tuesday night's results show, which airs on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.

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Eminem Releases Powerful Video for “Guts over Fear”


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Eminem has released a cinematic video for his Sia-assisted single, "Guts over Fear," lifted from his double-disc Shady XV compilation.

In the video, posted on YouTube, an aspiring boxer overcomes various obstacles before he even steps foot into the ring, ranging from money woes to coping with an alcoholic father.  The visual was filmed in Slim Shady's hometown of Detroit.

The Shady XV compilation is available in stores now. The double-disc project will feature new music from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, D12, Yelawolf and Bad Meets Evil as well as the label's greatest hits including 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and Em's "Lose Yourself."

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Robin Thicke, U2 Among GQ's "Least Influential People" of 2014


Credit: Harper SmithU2 is one of the biggest bands in the world, and last year, Robin Thicke had one of the biggest songs of the year, with "Blurred Lines."  This year, GQ magazine has named both artists to its list of the "30 Least Influential People of 2014.

In fact, U2 and frontman Bono tops GQ's list, because they "collaborated with Apple to strong-arm their new album [Songs of Innocence] into your iTunes library without your consent."  The magazine adds, "The worst part was the way both Apple and U2 treated this, like it was some kind of noble gift to The People; in fact this was a $100 million marketing campaign."

As for Robin, he's on the list because he "reportedly cheated on his wife. Wrote an album named after her to get her back. Literally titled the first single 'Get Her Back.' Sold just 530 copies of the (sh***y) album in the U.K. in its first week. Still getting divorced."

Adds the magazine, "The rest of this cheeseball's career is our collective punishment for making 'Blurred Lines' popular. Let's ALL get a divorce from this man."

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"Voice" Pals Gwen & Pharrell to Team for "Paddington" Movie Song


Trae Patton/NBCGwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams just can't stop working together.  Pharrell worked on Gwen's upcoming album, and now Deadline reports that the two will team up to co-write and perform an original song called "Shine" for an upcoming movie.

The film, Paddington, is based on the popular bear character from children's books, and it'll arrive in theaters nationwide January 16 after a limited release in December. Of course, Pharrell's last effort for a movie worked out pretty well: "Happy," from Despicable Me 2, earned him an Oscar nomination.

We'll also see Gwen and Pharrell collaborate on next Monday's edition of The Voice. They'll perform "Spark the Fire," off Gwen's upcoming album. The song will be released digitally that same day.

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Fall Out Boy Announces New Album, "American Beauty/American Psycho"


Image Courtesy of Crush ManagementAfter months of secrecy and speculation, Fall Out Boy has announced some details about their forthcoming album. The new record, FOB's sixth studio effort, will be called American Beauty/American Psycho and will be released on January 20.

American Beauty/American Psycho will be available for pre-order starting December 15. Those who pre-order the album from iTunes will get an instant download of its hit single, "Centuries," as well as the title track and another song to be named later. The full track list for American Beauty/American Psycho has yet to be announced.

Since FOB released "Centuries" in September, the single has occupied a spot in the top 10 on both Billboard's Hot Rock Songs and Alternative Songs chart.

American Beauty/American Psycho will be the follow-up to 2013's Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Dating back to their breakthrough album, 2005's From Under the Cork Tree, Fall Out Boy has notched four straight top-10 appearances on the chart.

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5 Seconds of Summer to Release "LIVESOS" December 15


Capitol RecordsThey previewed it Sunday night on the American Music Awards. Now 5 Seconds of Summer will release a live disc, LIVESOS, on December 15

The 15-track collection documents the band's past year on the road: it was recorded live during their U.S. concerts in 2014.  In addition to live versions of "She Looks So Perfect," "Amnesia" and "Good Girls," you'll also find covers of Green Day's "American Idiot," and a live and studio version of The Romantics' '80s classic "What I Like About You."  The lyric video is posted now on YouTube.

If you buy LIVESOS on iTunes, you'll get a bonus track called "Kiss Me Kiss Me."  The deluxe edition, available only at Target, features the bonus track "Don't Stop."

In a statement, 5 Seconds of Summer drummer Ashton Irwin says, "Playing is the thing we have been most passionate about from the beginning. All we want is for our fans to come to the shows, rock out and have one of the best times they've ever experienced. Also, when a room is full of you guys from all different walks of life, you can let it go when you come to the shows and be free to be yourself."

5SOS' headlining tour begins July 17 in Las Vegas.

Here's the tracklisting for the standard edition of LIVESOS:

1. "18
2. "Out Of My Limit"
3. "Disconnected"
4. "Amnesia"
5. "Beside You"
6. "Everything I Didn’t Say"
7. "Long Way Home"
8. "Heartache On The Big Screen"
9. "American Idiot"
10. "Teenage Dream"
11. "Good Girls"
12. "What I Like About You"
13. "End Up Here"
14. "She Looks So Perfect"
15. "What I Like About You" (Studio Mix)

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Justin Bieber Tops "Forbes'" List of Highest-Earning Celebs Under 30; One Direction, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars Included


Ben WattsIf you think Justin Bieber's career is over, think again: the singer still raked in enough cash to topForbes' list of the Highest-Earning Celebs Under 30.  In fact, musicians like Justin take nine of the 10 spots on the list.

During the 12-month period that Forbes considered -- between June 2013 and June 2014 -- the Bieb raked in an estimated $80 million, mostly due to the last dates on his world tour.

Second on Forbes' list is One Direction, with an average age of 21. They took in $75 million during that same time period, thanks to touring and album sales.  At age 24, Taylor Swift is third on the list, with earnings of $24 million thanks to touring, albums sales and big-bucks endorsements.   Number four on the list is Bruno Mars, who just squeaks in at age 29.  He made $60 million, mostly due to the 118 tour dates he played during Forbes' time frame.

Rihanna is #5 on the Forbes list.  At age 26, she earned $48 million during the time period monitored.  Miley Cyrus is #6, with $36 million, Lady Gaga is #8, with $28 million, while superstar deejay and producer Avicii is in at #9, with $28 million.  Electronic musician Skrillex rounds out the top 10 with earnings of $18 million.

The only non-musician in the top 10 is Jennifer Lawrence, who's in at #7.

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Initial Dates for The Script's 2015 Summer U.S. Tour on Sale Now


Columbia RecordsAfter releasing their new album No Sound Without Silence, The Script have put initial dates for their 2015 U.S. tour on sale.  Mary Lambert will be joining the band for the trek, which kicks off May 26 in Boston.

Right now, the Irish trio has shows scheduled through June 7 in St. Louis, but more dates are expected to be announced.

Meanwhile, the group has also released a video for "No Good in Goodbye," one of the standout tracks on No Sound Without Silence.

This past summer, the band toured with OneRepublic and American Authors.

Here are the tour dates:

05/26 -- House of Blues, Boston, MA
05/27 -- Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
05/30 -- Mandalay Bay Beach, Las Vegas, NV
05/31 -- Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
06/02 -- The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
06/03 -- Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ
06/05 -- State Theater, Minneapolis, MN
06/06 -- Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL
06/07 -- The Pageant, Saint Louis, MO

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