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Whitney HoustonOscar winning director, Kevin Macdonald is set to direct a theatrical feature documentary about the life of Whitney Houston.

The feature, which is the first documentary to be officially authorized by her estate, is said to be a complete story of Whitney's life from the point of view of those who knew her best.

The film, which will be produced by Oscar winner Simon Chinn, will include an interview with Clive Davis, founder and president of Arista Records, who is credited for bringing Houston to super stardom.

In an interview with Variety, Macdonald explains how the documentary will highlight the singer like never before:

“The story that is never told about Whitney is just how brilliant she was as an artist; by many measures she had the greatest voice of the last 50 years. She changed the way pop music was sung — bringing it back full circle to its blues and gospel roots. She was also completely unique in being a black pop star who sold in countries where black artists don’t traditionally sell.”

Macdonald adds, "I want to reveal a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew; and a woman those new to her life and music will never forget."

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCCalvin Harris is hoping lightning strikes twice with Rihanna. The DJ-producer released a snippet of his new tune with the singer, “This Is What You Came For,” today on Twitter.  

“Baby, this is what you came for/Lightning strikes every time she moves/And everybody’s watching her/But she’s looking at you,” Rihanna sings on the track, which officially drops tomorrow.

It’s not the first time the two artists have teamed up. They scored a hit in 2011 with “We Found Love.”

Calvin announced their new collab on Wednesday, but his girlfriend Taylor Swift was dropping hints about it at Coachella a week ago. She posted a photo of herself on Instagram sporting a jacket emblazoned with the single’s lightning bolt artwork.

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#ThisIsWhatYouCameFor APRIL 29 pic.twitter.com/l47az9jy1g

— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 28, 2016

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Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for amfARKaty Perry will be the headlining performer at the 23rd annual Cinema Against AIDS amfAR event next month, according to Women’s Wear Daily.

The May 19 event will take place during the Cannes Film Festival, which runs from May 11 through the 22. Also attending the gala are amfAR global campaign chairs Sharon Stone, Kevin Spacey, Heidi Klum, Milla Jovovich, Adrien Brody, fashion editor Carine Roitfeld and film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Cinema Against AIDS raises money for AIDS research and has collected more than $170 million over the years.

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Rockabye Baby MusicReady to soothe your baby with the sounds of Adele? Lullaby Renditions of Adele, the latest entry in the Rockabye Baby! children's music series, is now available to stream on Entertainment Weekly ahead of its release tomorrow.

As previously announced, the album features baby-friendly instrumental versions of Adele’s biggest hits including "Rolling in the Deep," "Hello" and "Someone Like You."

“When we started Rockabye Baby ten years ago, we produced only lullaby renditions of our favorite rock bands,” Lisa Roth, the founder of the album series, tells EW. “…But every genre has its rock stars, and I think it’s fair to say that Adele is a rock star of the highest order. I dare say there are a bazillion fans who would agree. This was a particularly fun one to produce and we’re excited to share it.”

Here is the track list:

"Hello"
"Someone Like You"
"Rolling in the Deep"
"Set Fire to the Rain"
"Rumour Has It"
"Hometown Glory"
"Skyfall"
"Million Years Ago"
"Turning Tables"
"Chasing Pavements"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"When We Were Young"

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ABC/Richard HarbaughImagine Dragons has premiered their new song "Not Today," which appears on the soundtrack for the upcoming film Me Before You. You can listen to the acoustic-based, string-laden track now on Vevo.

With lyrics like "It's gotta get easier and easier somehow, but not today," the song seems to reflect the plot of Me Before You, which stars as Games of Thrones' Emilia Clarke as a young woman who begins taking care of a quadriplegic, played by Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games series.

The soundtrack for Me Before You, which also includes songs by Ed Sheeran and X Ambassadors, will be released June 3, the same day the film hits theaters.

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BillboardAs Prince continues to dominate the Billboard charts a week after his death, Billboard pays tribute to the late musical genius with a special issue dedicated to his memory.

The issue features an extensive look back at his career -- including his defining Dirty Mind album, his iconic Purple Rain style and his many female muses. Billboard also includes some of Prince’s quirkiest stories and quotes, plus reactions from his former flame Sheila E., comedian Tracy Morgan and producer Jimmy Jam.

Tracy recounts how Prince’s song "Condition of the Heart" helped him cope with his father’s death and he credits Prince’s music for teaching him “how to be gentle” with a woman. He also says that after seeing Prince up-close, “I turned gay for about five seconds.”

Sheila E. reflects that she and Prince “always loved each other” and Jimmy says Prince’s “talent was singular, second to nobody.”

The musician died last Thursday at the age of 57. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagicSara Bareilles was served some good news this morning. She and her Waitress musical are officially nominees for this year’s Drama Desk Awards.

Sara was recognized twice -- in the Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics categories -- for writing and composing the show’s songs. The Broadway show, which officially opened on Sunday, scored a nod for Outstanding Musical and the show’s star, Jessie Mueller, was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Musical. Supporting character Christopher Fitzgerald is up for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical.

“Oh what a beautiful morning!” Sara tweeted after the nominations were announced Thursday. “Thank you for the #dramadesknominations!! Yay @WaitressMusical Let's dance.”

The 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place Sunday, June 5 at The Town Hall in New York City.

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Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCAustralian rapper Iggy Azalea is clarifying her latest online rant which criticized Beyonce for referring to Jay-Z's alleged side chick as "Becky".

In a series of tweets that started on Tuesday, Azalea expressed her irritation with the word, schooling fans on why she found the term offensive and stereotypical. The Aussie rapper explained that "Becky" was created to describe a white woman's proclivity to perform oral sex. She compared the use of the word to calling a black woman, "Sha Nay Nay" or an Asian woman, "Ming Lee."

While many of Azelea's fans disagreed with her assessment of Beyonce's use of the word from the "Sorry" track on Lemonade, the "Fancy" rapper stuck to her guns, saying, "the point is: no one likes to be called out their name or generalized. the end."

Apparently, though, Iggy felt the collective pressure of the Beyhive. She further tweeted Wednesday, "No i dont think Beyonce is racist nor do i think calling someone "BECKY" is the same as a racial slur. I actually like her and the project".

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Randall SlavinNick Jonas and Demi Lovato decided earlier this week to cancel their tour dates in North Carolina in response to the state’s controversial HB2 law, also known as the “bathroom bill.” Nick tells E! News it was a “tough thing” to do.

"It's a tough thing and what makes it more tough is I have family in North Carolina and friends there," Nick says. "On top of the disappointment I'm sure some fans felt, I've got personal disappointment."

Nick and Demi nixed their July concert dates in Raleigh and Charlotte because they believe the HB2 law is anti-LGBT. The legislation mandates that people must use public bathrooms that match the sex that's indicated on their birth certificates.

"Demi and I felt strongly that we had to take a firm stand and make a bold statement and it felt like the best option was to cancel the shows," Nick explains. "We're grateful for the fans that have supported [our decision] and understand it. Hopefully, we'll see things change. It's a tough situation for everybody."

The Honda Civic Tour: Future Now kicks off June 24 in Sunrise, Florida.

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Dick Clark ProductionsNick Jonas will hit the stage with a special guest at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Nick will team up with Tove Lo for a performance of his new single, "Close." 

In addition, Demi Lovato -- Nick's current touring partner -- will deliver a rendition of her hit, "Cool for the Summer."

The bill for the show also includes Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Shawn Mendes and Pink.

The 2016 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, will air live on ABC from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 22. The Weeknd is this year's leading nominee, with nods in 16 categories.

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ABC/Heidi GutmanWhile Jason Derulo enjoys his California mansion -- complete with a bar in the bathroom -- he’s still trying to sell his Florida estate. Curbed Miami reports the singer recently relisted the Coconut Creek pad for $2.25 million, down from his initial listing of $2.9 million.

It’s unclear if this house also comes with cocktail accoutrements in any of its nine bathrooms, but it does boast seven bedrooms, a waterfall by the pool and a fitness center.

The Miami native bought the home for $1.75 million in 2012.

Meanwhile, Jason is soon to become a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Hollywood. “When I come face-to-face with myself, it’s going to be a very special moment,” he says in a video posted to Twitter this week. “I have always wanted there to be two me’s and this is finally the opportunity. There will two Derulos. It’s a spectacle; it’s something to see.”

His wax likeness will be unveiled on May 19.

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My wax figure is coming 2 @tussaudsLA on 5/19! Make sure u come check me out! Stay tuned 4 the official reveal!https://t.co/KVCnECbwUB

— Jason Derulo (@jasonderulo) April 25, 2016

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Catie LaffoonCharlie Puth has followed up his smash hit "See You Again" with "One Call Away."  Charlie says the success of the song has really surprised him, and he's even more surprised that it's literally bringing his fans to their knees.

"I’m floored by it and I’m happy that everyone’s playing it and listening to it," he tells ABC Radio. "Y'know, I was performing it and a guy got down on one knee the other day and proposed to his girlfriend right in front of me. I’ve never been so, like, overwhelmed with emotions in my life!" And yes, the girl said yes.

Charlie just wrapped up a sold-out headlining tour of the U.S. and is about to head overseas.  He says the tour was exciting because he could literally see night by night how many fans he was winning over with his live shows.

"After every show I would get offstage and, like, my Twitter account would go up a thousand followers," he tells ABC Radio, noting that it's the best kind of instant feedback.  "[When] your songs go on the radio, there's a bit of lag time for people to find out who you are," he explains. "But when you're on stage and you get offstage people just like follow you immediately. So it's a really cool thing to experience."

Charlie's live show made a big impact on his fans because, on the suggestion of his manager, he started showing off his impressive piano-playing skills onstage.

"He was like, 'Yo, you should just, like, solo for 10 minutes at times. Really just wail on the piano keys,'"  Charlie reveals. "So I did, and I was really surprised: the audience of 16-year-olds and up, sometimes 12-year-olds, they loved it. They ate it up. That's something I'm going to do more on this European leg of the tour."   He says he'll also be showing off his keyboard skills this summer, when he opens up a couple dates for one of his musical idols, Billy Joel.

Meanwhile, "One Call Away" continues to dominate the airwaves.  One of the lyrics of the song goes, "Superman's got nothing on me."  But where does Charlie come down in the whole Batman vs. Superman argument?  That's easy, he says.

"Well, of course I have to be on team Superman, because Superman helped get my first  #1 radio song," he laughs, adding, "I also want to fly, too."  

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Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup for Parkwood EnterainmentBeyonce launched her Formation World Tour in Miami on Wednesday evening with a nod to her husband, Jay Z, the subject of infidelity rumors thanks to her new album, Lemonade.

She closed her set at Marlins Park by dedicating a performance of "Halo" to the rapper, who was in the audience.

"I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband," she said. "Boo boo, I love you so much."

Earlier in the night, Bey sang the Lemonade track that's spurred much speculation about the state of her marriage, "Sorry" -- which includes the now-famous lyric, "He better call Becky with the good hair."

Beyonce took time in front of the Miami crowd to acknowledge the death of Prince last week. "Prince, thank you for your beautiful music," she said. "God, thank you for speaking through a beautiful artist that inspired all of us."

At one point, "Purple Rain" was played during a costume change break, with a screen on stage displaying the color purple.

The Formation World Tour continues Friday in Tampa.

Here’s the set list for Bey’s Formation tour:

"Formation"
"Sorry"
"Flawless"
"Run the World"
"Mine"
"Baby Boy"/"Standing on the Sun"
"Hold Up"
"Countdown"
"Me, Myself and I"
"Running (Naughty Boy)"
"All Night" -- her favorite track from album
"Don’t Hurt Yourself"
"Ring the Alarm"
"Naughty Girl"/"Independent Woman"/"Diva"
"Flawless Remix"
"Feeling Myself"
"Yonce"
"7/11"
"Drunk in Love"
"Rocket"
"Daddy Lessons"
"Single Ladies"
"Purple Rain" (Prince cover)
"Crazy in Love"/"Bootylicious"
"Naughty Girl"
"Party"
"Blow"/"Nasty Girl"
"Sweet Dreams" (Eurhythmics cover)
"Freedom"
"Survivor"
"End of Time/Grown Woman"
"Halo"


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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesABC News has learned prescription drugs were found in Prince's possession and at his home the day he died.

It's still too early to know if the drugs had anything to do with his death. However, the Carver County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota has contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration about helping with the investigation, if needed.

If the drugs are found to be a factor, the DEA would then get involved. The DEA routinely assists local authorities in investigations involving prescription drugs.

Prince died last Thursday at his Paisley Park home in Chanhassen, Minnesota, at the age of 57. An autopsy was completed Friday, but a cause of death has not yet been revealed. The results of toxicology tests might take weeks.

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Rihanna and Calvin Harris in January, 2014; Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesRihanna and DJ/producer Calvin Harris have teamed up for a new single, and you won't have to wait long to download it.

Calvin announced Wednesday on Twitter that his new collaboration with RiRi, "This Is What You Came For," is due out Friday.

APRIL 29 ??@Rihanna pic.twitter.com/2PS6E1mthB

— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) April 27, 2016

Of course, the two have worked together before, scoring a hit in 2011 with "We Found Love."  Rihanna joined Taylor Swift's boyfriend on stage at Coachella this month for a performance of the song.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CoachellaAfter Kesha joined Zedd on stage at Coachella earlier this month for a surprise performance of his song, "True Colors," the two have collaborated on a proper release.

Zedd tweeted Wednesday that a version of "True Colors" featuring Kesha will be released Friday. The announcement comes after both artists posted photos of themselves working together in the studio.

 

ZEDD & KESHA - TRUE COLORS
OFFICIALLY OUT: 4/29 pic.twitter.com/mYppzByuVB

— Zedd (@Zedd) April 27, 2016

 

Kesha has been embroiled in a legal battle in which she is asking to be released from her recording contract with producer Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records, owned by Sony. She has accused him of "sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally" abusing her for years. Dr. Luke has emphatically denied the allegations.

In February, a judge denied a preliminary injunction that would have allowed Kesha to terminate her contract with Sony.  So how's Kesha able to release "True Colors?"  Ask Zedd: he tweeted, "Just to clarify: We didn't use any loop holes. Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!"  In return, Dr. Luke tweeted, "Thanks for the clarification @Zedd ..."

Just to clarify:
We didn't use any loop holes. Kemosabe / RCA gave us permission to release this song!

— Zedd (@Zedd) April 27, 2016

As part of the messy legal battle, Dr. Luke sued Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, claiming defamation and tortious interference. Sebert filed counterclaims, alleging intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, but she dropped the counterclaims Tuesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"The litigation with Dr. Luke has been a nightmare for Mrs. Sebert and her family," Alex Little, Sebert's attorney, said, according to the publication. "She has decided to move on and find peace and forgiveness in her heart rather than dwelling in the cancerous past of an ongoing lawsuit with no end in sight."  

An attorney for Dr. Luke argues that Sebert's withdrawal of the claims is an "acknowledgement that her claims are meritless."

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ABC/Craig SjodinIn between his coaching gig on The Voice and prepping for impending fatherhood, Adam Levine hints he’s working on some new music with Maroon 5. The singer tells Entertainment Tonight the band might be releasing a fresh tune in the near future.

"Not an album right now, but maybe a song,” he says. “Gotta keep the kids interested. We have something going on right now. Soon, it's coming...It's on the way. It's in the incubator."

But while he’s a fan of Beyonce’s deeply personal approach to songwriting -- showcased on her much-discussed new album, Lemonade -- don’t expect his new music to be quite as autobiographical. Adam says he likes to keep his songwriting a bit more guarded.

"I am a fan of heavily shrouded metaphor, so I don't like to do that," he says of Queen Bey’s pointed lyrics. "I used to like to do that a long time ago, but I like to keep it to myself and let people interpret it for what you want. I think it's more fun that way because then I can kinda exist behind it and it's like, a little more mysterious."

Meanwhile, Adam’s band mates are keeping busy, too. James Valentine and Jesse Carmichael have participated in a documentary about illegal wood, which is set to debut at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles next month.

The 20-minute film, Instruments of Change: Lessons from the Rainforest, aims to raise awareness about the relationship between instruments and the source of woods used to make them. James and Jesse will be on hand for the May 17 premiere, which will feature a Q&A, musical performances and a cocktail reception.

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Michael Buckner/Getty Images for AIFAre Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth planning to tie the knot or aren't they?

Sources tell Us Weekly magazine that the 23-year-old "Wrecking Ball" singer "wants a summer wedding," and her mother, Tish, is helping her plan the vows.

Another insider seems to support that claim, noting Cyrus and the Hunger Games actor, 26, "live together and are very serious," adding, "It's possible they'll just run off to Vegas and tie the knot!"

However, despite the fact that Miley has been spotted wearing the ring from the couple's previous engagement, Hemsworth told TV Week Australia earlier this month, "I am not engaged, no."

The on-again, off-again couple, who met in 2009, reportedly reunited in December after a broken engagement in 2013. 

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Rhino; Warner Bros.Prince will continue his reign over the Billboard charts for the second straight week. According to Billboard, industry insiders predict the late music icon could have five albums in the top 10 on next week's Billboard 200 chart.

This week, Prince's 2001 compilation album The Very Best of Prince took the number-one spot on the chart, with the Purple Rain soundtrack ranking second. Those two are also expected to chart high next week, along with two more of his greatest-hits albums -- The Hits/The B-Sides and Ultimate -- and his 1982 album, 1999.

The Very Best of Prince is estimated to sell more than 200,000 copies in week two, with a total equivalent album unit figure of more than 350,000. It's likely to get knocked out of the top spot by Beyonce's Lemonade, which was released on April 23.

The new chart, dated May 14, will reflect the tracking week ending April 28 -- the first full chart week following Prince's death on April 21. It will be revealed on Sunday, May 1.

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Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Harlem School of the ArtsWhy get your mom flowers for Mother's Day when you can honor her on national TV? Alicia Keys will be doing just that during a one-hour Mother’s Day TV event set to air next weekend.

She’ll show her appreciation for Terria Joseph, who raised her as a single mother, on VH1’s first-ever Dear Mama special. The mother-daughter duo previously co-starred together on Fox’s Empire.

Alessia Cara will also be taking part in the special. She’ll perform her latest single, “Wild Things,” as a tribute to her mom, Enza Caracciolo.

Dear Mama will be taped on Tuesday, May 3 at St. Bart’s Church in New York. It airs Mother’s Day -- Sunday, May 8 -- at 9 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

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