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Here are the top stories from this past week's Page Too report
The drama between Katy Perry and Taylor Swift (which Pink says she regrets weighing in on this summer) is just the latest in a tradition of female stars cast opposite one another in elaborate "Bad Blood" narratives--and P!nk says she can't stand the "girl-on-girl violence."
"I hate [the feuds]. I despise how readily available they are," she told The Guardian. "That's the only thing I'm a little more thoughtful about [these days]." Read morehere.
"Even when it sounds like a computer, I promise, we figured out a way to make that sound. To me, being real was everything. I wanted to put a little piece of everything about me, everything I am on this record. No two songs are about the same things, but somehow it all hangs together."
Keeping things simple and straightforward were of paramount importance to Brice while making the album, with the singer striving for something substantial and ideally, timeless.
'I set out with a goal specifically to make an album that sounded like an album. And, an album that specifically had groove to it, without tricks'," he explained to Sounds Like Nashville. "I wanted it to be me and my players and my actual drummer and my bass player, playing instruments, period. Because, the truth is some of the greatest records ever made might have only been three parts going on, but they were the right three parts happening at the same time. I just wanted to stay true to that." See the full tracklist for Brice's new albumhere.
"Well, I'm alive," Usher said. "Let's be honest: when people imagine smooth, sensual, sexual, soulful voices, you know, are they gonna picture a guy like you or do they think of a guy like me Usher?"
In typical Late Late Show style, the argument was settled with a sing-off. First, Corden performed K-Ci & JoJo's "All My Life," backed by an a cappella group. Corden got very close to Usher's face and the singer quipped: "Somebody get this guy a Tic-Tac."
Next it was Usher's turn and he chose Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me" to defend the sexiest-vocalist crown. Actor Luke Evans crashed the stage to tell Usher and Corden that their efforts didn't impress him much. He then launched into a rendition of "I Want to Know What Love Is." Watch the three-way race for sexiest male vocalisthere.
The legendary Nashville venue is teaming with local nonprofit Women Rock for the Cure for the show, which is set for Oct. 24. Ballerini tops the bill and is expected to bring out some special guests during her set.
Yearwood will also perform and is set to present the honorary "survivor of the night," selected by Women Rock for the Cure. Other acts slated to appear include LANco (making the band's Opry debut), Runaway June, Easton Corbin and more to be announced. Read morehere.
"Juanes reached out to hop on '1-800' and I immediately said 'yes,'" Logic revealed in a press statement. "He is genuinely passionate about mental health awareness and it all happened organically. I'm glad that we can discuss this issue and give people hope around the world."
"When I first heard '1-800' I was incredibly moved by the lyrics and thought of how many people can relate or know someone who can relate to those words," explained Juanes. "I love to be part of a song with such a powerful message and I believe we can use music to inspire people who are going through dark times in their lives."
Check out the new version of the track, which contains explicit language,here.
The only song not to get the animation treatment is his biggest hit, "XO Tour Llif3."The surreal and often abstract videos (he calls them "official visualizers") are a visual treat, so dig into the playlist, which contains explicit lyrics,here.
Bella, who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other medical conditions, recently found out from doctors that she had just weeks to live. Her family and the singer are all praying for a miracle.
"I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking about you and I'm praying for you. I hope you get better really really soon," Strait shared. Bella loves George Strait so much that she listens to his music every night before bed. Read morehere.
"You in my bone/ Your kisses feel like home/ With you, I never rush/ This ain't no stupid crush," Kehlani sings on the sensual electronic track. The video features a man and a woman in spooky costumes who meet at a street fair and things get physical in the club.
Billboard reports that the video coincides with a Budweiser campaign to "bring the Halloween spirit to individuals all over the world." Watch the video for "Touch"here.
"We were just practicing. It was for the parents so they can see what we're doing," explained choir director Kenyatta Hardison of the viral video. Hardison says the students are delightfully surprised at the global response to their performance and are loving every minute of it. "They're all in shock, they can't believe it," she revealed.
"They're very compassionate, all of them," Hardison raved. "That's what makes teaching exciting, you have kids that can take what you're preaching and execute it." Check out the full cliphere.
The tweet made announced that that he'd bought out a pair of local movie theaters showing the new movie Marshall, which details the life of Thurgood Marshall, America's first black Supreme Court Justice.
Chance's act of generosity was met with immediate positive feedback, including a response from Marshall movie director, Reginald Hudlin: "Your spirit is incredible." Read morehere.
Keith Urban is the latest star to join the bill, which already boasts Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood.
Garth Brooks, who was originally slated to perform, had to pull out due to additional shows being added in Spokane, WA. He will now donate all proceeds from the two Spokane shows to the Country Rising Fund. Read morehere.
"5 years of marriage with this beautiful woman," the singer posted on Instagram next to a photo of his family of four. "A lot has changed since our last anniversary. We have cried a little but have laughed and loved harder than we ever have. Love you baby! Here's to so many more. You + me."
"5 years ago tonight babe if this is 5 years, can't wait to see what forever looks like I love you so much " Lauren wrote on her Instagram account, sharing a photo of couple's wedding day. See the postshere.
For Mayer, that gift is a diamond-encrusted chain necklace featuring a likeness of Jeff Bridges' character "The Dude" from 1998 cinema classic, The Big Lebowski.
The guitar hero showed off his eye-popping new piece on Instagram. "If you're asking me if I had Ben Baller make me a diamond encrusted chain bearing a likeness of The Dude for my 40th birthday, then I guess my answer would have to be you're damn right I did," Mayer said in the caption, referencing the jeweler to the stars responsible for the piece. "Anxiety and worry is canceled this week."
Baller also posted a couple of shots of the piece before shipping it off to Mayer. Check out the photoshere.
The track was originally featured on Jay's 2002 album The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse and was released ahead of the album's street date on October 10.
"I can't believe it's been 15 years since Bonnie and Clyde You ready? Lets go get em," Bey captioned in a series of photos and clips from the iconic Chris Robinson directed music video. Check out the postshere.
"I'm missing you, I'm missing you," Daya sings on the hook. "What the hell did I do? Did I do? Messing with someone new, thinking I wanted to, turns out I don't want new, I want you."
"'New' really is the start of something new. It's a sharper, more direct perspective coming from me. No more talking in circles around my feelings. It's honest, it's raw, and it's emotionally intense," Daya said in a prepared statement. "I want it to be something people can cry to or scream out or dance sporadically to. Mainly, something that wakes them from a certain numbness and forces them to feel."
The song is the first new music from the singer (aka Grace Martine Tandon) since her 2016 debut album Sit Still, Look Pretty. Check out Daya's latest, which contains explicit language,here.
Lara went on to reveal that Taylor Nation reached on Instagram DM with the news that some gifts were en route. The fan was shocked and delighted when Swift herself showed up with a sea of fresh merch from her new Reputation line.
See Lara's emotional recollection of the meeting and check out the cute photos in the Instagram posthere.
All proceeds from the event will be shared among nine different organizations working to provide relief to the people of Puerto Rico, who are still suffering after the catastrophic Hurricane Maria.
Check out Bruno's performance and learn how you can make donations to the One Voice: Somos Live! campaignhere.
Later she'd share additional pictures, promising more to follow when she comes off of cloud nine. Her husband, Kelly, also shared his gratitude and excitement on social media. "Last night was incredible. To all of our people who came and gave their love and wished us well and danced their asses off: thank you so very much," he captions a photo.
Kelly proposed on Christmas Eve of 2016 and Musgraves shared the big news later on Instagram. "I didn't say yes'I said HELL YESSSS!!!" she wrote at the time. See the postshere.
"The media has always been obsessed with it [her size]," she told the Daily Mail. "And I have felt conflicted over the years. Do you address it? Do you talk about it? Because then you just add to the noise. But people like me to talk about it, so I don't really mind carrying that flag. I love that people come up to me and say: 'Because you are comfortable in your skin, you have made me more comfortable in mine.' That's the best compliment ever."
She addressed the issue directly while introducing the song during an exclusive showcase at New York's Rainbow Room last month. Read her commentshere.
"I've had a bit of a bicycle accident," the music star posted on social media along with a picture of his right arm in a cast almost from fist to elbow, confirming the injury.
"I'm currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows. Please stay tuned for further news." See Sheeran's posthere.
On Sunday (Oct. 15), the singer's spokesman confirmed that he has returned to treatment to complete the program. Over the summer, Carter was arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana, shortly before he came out as bisexual in a series of social media posts.
He was then involved in a car accident and reportedly underwent a number of wellness checks by police. During his break from rehab, Carter updated fans about his recovery and (in a now-deleted post) noted that he's gained 30 pounds since entering treatment.
"I missed you all so much. Needed some time to heal and this is a direct result," he wrote. Read morehere.
In the picture, Jonas is dressed in black, his hand is on Turner's knee and her hand is on top of his, showing off her beautiful engagement ring. "She said yes," the 28-year-old singer wrote while his 21-year-old fiancee captions her photo with, "I said yes."
While the couple has been dating since late last year, they have kept their relationship private and are rarely seen out together in photos. "I'm happier than I've been in a very long time," she recently told the UK paper the Sunday Times. Check out the engagement announcementhere.
The Kentish Delight eatery is reportedly one of the places she's visited with current boyfriend, British actor Joe Alwyn. "The video shows Taylor on a night out," a source told The Telegraph. "All of the locations are places she has been to with Joe. She has spent months quietly going under the radar in London this year and has been out a lot more than anybody realizes."
The "night out" aesthetic explains why shooting reportedly took place from sun-down Sunday 'til sun-up Monday. Reputation is set for release November 10. See images from the after-dark shoothere.
On Monday (Oct. 16), the singer announced The Ones That Like Me Tour, on which he will visit 36 cities, beginning February 1. "People tell you all kinds of things about marketing," Gilbert says of his tour's name in a press release.
"But I want to call it something that speaks to what this tour is: a chance for me to get together with all the people out there who get this music, who believe in these songs and live their lives just like the people back home do. We are all proud Americans, who try to stand up and do the right thing. That isn't marketing, that's life - and that's what my music is made of."
Aaron Lewis (of the rock band Staind) and newcomer Josh Phillips will open the tour. The initial dates arehere.
Young will be joined by LANco and Kane Brown as his opening acts. "It's a weird kind of tightrope you're doing," Young told EW about the balance between playing older fan favorites and showcasing the latest material. "You want to do new stuff, but you also need to be true to yourself and your fans. You want people who have been there since day one to still love the album and want to listen to the whole thing."
"I still get yelled at," Young joked. "'You didn't play this!' But, you know, what, that's fun. That means people care -- and that they listened to the albums!"
The singer, who performed at the tragic Route 91 festival in Vegas, recalled it as "the scariest night of my life," but revealed that it hasn't dampened his resolve to perform for fans moving forward.
"When we finally got out and were safe, I did have a conversation with my family, my manager and my road crew about whether or not to play -- because I had a show Wednesday in Fresno," he said. "And I decided, for me, music can heal and that my decision would be to go play the show. Everybody will be dealing with this for a long time, and everybody will find different ways to cope, and for me, it's through music." See the dates for the first leg of Chris Young's Losing Sleep Tourhere.
The couple cruise back roads in a vintage convertible, winding their way to an old mansion that they explore. The couple dance around in a pond before heading back to the car, with the clip ending on the same date scene from the opening.
Was it all just the singer describing the perfect date to his companion? Watch and decide for yourselfhere.
On Sunday (Oct. 15), Khalifa posted on Twitter that the mixtape will be called Laugh Now, Fly Later and it is scheduled to come out on November 10th.
Khalifa tweeted the news in response to questions from two fans about the status of his new music, and after he previewed snippets of some upcoming tracks. The mixtape will be released ahead of his Rolling Papers 2 album, due to drop in the coming months. See the tweetshere.
The Troy Gentry-led track was recorded before the singer was tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Sept. 8. The video features the track's lyrics interspersed with still shots of the duo.
"What can I say, this song says it all," Eddie Montgomery said (via Billboard). "Troy never sounded better. This video is like a walk down memory lane for me and T-Roy over the years. So many great memories. I am glad to share this with our friends." Watch the videohere.
"To watching hocus pocus 4 million times before Halloween and to carving Willa Gray's first pumpkin," the country star posted on Instagram along with a photo of his family amidst a sea of pumpkins.
Rhett's wife, Lauren, also shared memories of the pumpkin patch visit, posting a pic of the couple's two daughters peering through the eyes of a giant pumpkin head cut-out.
"Willa Gray loving fall, pumpkins & Halloween AJ will learn to love it we hope haha," she wrote next to the photo of her daughters' very different facial expressions in the photo. See the adorable imageshere.
An injury of this sort is usually caused by an event such as an asthma attack, weightlifting stress, or deep water diving due to the sudden changes in air pressure -- but has been seen before in an Opera singer and military drill instructor, according to the Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Jack Slaughter, who treated the sixteen-year-old patient three years ago said "I never saw her again. I told her she'd be famous and get to go on the Jimmy Fallon show and meet One Direction but she was too embarrassed." Read morehere.
Horan went online to share with his fans short previews of the tracks "Fire Away," "On The Loose," and the album's title track via his official Twitter account.
Check out all the previews from the former One Direction singerhere.
The singer shared a short snippet of instrumental audio, and what may be a tease for the track's music video via his official Instagram account, earlier this week.
Fans won't have long to wait, the latest from the former One Direction singer arrives this Friday, Oct. 20. Check out the teasershere.
With her new album, Unapologetically, on the horizon, Kelsea Ballerini has shared an acoustic version of the lead single, "Legends." Unapologetically is set to debut on Nov. 3.
"As a songwriter, I LOVE stripping songs down to the basics," Ballerini told Variety. "With 'Legends' being such a lyrical story, my band and I have ended up playing it like this quite a bit. It's become a chameleon of a song and changes meaning [depending on] on how you listen to it, but [it] covers everything from loss to love, just like the entirety of the album. I'm so excited for people to hear the full story!"
Ballerini is set to appear at the 2017 Stars and Strings concert alongside Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Lady Antebellum, and Sam Hunt with a special appearance by Lindsay Ell. Read more and check out the songhere.
"Saturday, in a sacred place where two rivers meet and join together, I married my best friend..barefoot and surrounded by the deepest kind of magic and love that exists," Musgraves shared on Instagram.
"I've never felt so tranquil and happy. We made our promises to each other under the trees and then drank and danced into the night. We couldn't have done any of it without the help of our wonderful families and amazing friends." See the photoshere.
"We can't wait to get out there and see what kind of Old Dominion fans we have around the world," singer Matthew Ramsey said in a press release. "It's amazing when we hear from our fans out there so we couldn't be more excited to bring our music to them face to face."
For the Canadian dates, Old Dominion will be joined by local acts, Washboard Union and Cold Creek Country. In America, Michael Ray and Brandon Lay will serve as the opening acts.
"I am such a fan of the music these guys are writing and creating," Brandon Ray enthused, "and any time the band and I can play music with friends we're also a fan of, it's a good day." See the dateshere.
In a clip the group shared on Twitter, Fifth Harmony is seen working on the song, interspersed with scenes from the movie, which revolves around the first Christmas.
"'Can You See' is a beautiful song that follows a story of the star. It's a very inspirational song," explains member Ally Brooke in the video. "I hope that when people hear this song they feel the emotion behind it. We were all just very drawn to this song," adds Lauren Jauregui.
The Star: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will arrive in stores and online October 27, 2017. The album will include new music from Kelsea Ballerini, Mariah Carey and more. See the full tracklisthere.
"Fun fact: the only animal I do NOT like is a turtle. I'm fine with snakes and spiders and anything else that most people find scary, but turtles are NOT OK," Underwood wrote in her Instagram caption.
"(That said I'll still pull my car over to help one cross the road ' even though I don't like it)," she added. "I'm glad my son doesn't share my feelings' #turtlesareweird #walkfaster #pleasedontbiteme." Read morehere.
The DJ stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to discuss Asahd's burgeoning career as a producer and how Diddy plans to hook him up with an unforgettable first birthday celebration.
"His birthday is Oct. 23, and speaking of him being the executive producer, the album that he's executive producer on went platinum in two months," Khaled said. "It went gold in two weeks. My biggest album, and my son is my biggest blessing. It's changed my life, man, I'm happy. I love that boy."
When it came to plotting a show-stopping birthday party, Khaled knew he had to ask Diddy's advice. "You know, speaking of his birthday, I just got off the phone with Puff Daddy, because we throwing the biggest birthday party for Asahd," Khaled said. "It's gone be big. You know, if it's a big party, Puff Daddy gotta be involved. So me and Puff were talking, and we're gone do something big for Asahd." Watch the cliphere.
Westbury New Road in St. Michael will be renamed Rihanna Drive, the Barbados Ministry of Tourism announced on October 13. The official renaming will be held on Barbados' Independence Day, November 30.
The singer is expected to attend the November 30 unveiling, Nation News reports. Read morehere.
Starting off with lyrics set to Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know," the mother of two emphatically sang, "Fall is here to remind you/ of the allergies you thought went away/ fall don't care if it's colder/ cause you've got to breathe that autumn air /ah-ah-choo, blow your nose."
Next, she sang "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," with the lyrics: "Ain't no blower strong enough/ ain't no rake sturdy enough/ Ain't no trash bag big enough/ to keep me from jumping in leaves, babe."
P!nk took on the Police, Garth Brooks, Eurythmics, Cardi B, and the Steve Miller Band. She even gleefully spoofed herself, singing, "Just give me fall season/ Just a little bit of fun/ Just a second to enjoy this weather/ Before it's winter time again." Check out the bithere.
"That'd be dope," the rapper said when Kaepernick's name was mentioned by TMZ as a theoretical replacement for Rodgers. "I ain't mad at that. I feel bad for Rodgers though, but Kaepernick will hold the fort down, he can get it going as a starter."
"It's a serious situation for NFL,"Raekwon added when asked about Kaepernick being without a job so far this season. "I respect what Kaepernick is about." Watch the video, which contains explicit language,here.