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Christina Aguilera Returning To The Voice For 8th Season, Gwen Stefani Out

October 15th, 2014 1:05pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera is heading back to The Voice for its next season.

The show's host, Carson Daly, who also stars on NBC's "Today" as the show's social correspondent, made the announcement during the morning show on Tuesday, and NBC exec Paul Telegdy confirmed the news via a statement.

"We are excited to welcome Christina back to her red chair and can't wait to see how she mixes things up among Adam (Levine), Blake (Shelton) and Pharrell (he replaced Cee Lo Green, who left the show permanently in February), in what will be an incredibly competitive competition," said Telegdy.

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Kesha Files Lawsuit Against Music Producer Dr. Luke For Physical, Verbal And Sexual Abuse, He Responds With Countersuit

October 14th, 2014 11:18pm EDT
Kesha
Pop star Kesha has accused one of her former music producers of being the reason she ended up in an Illinois rehab clinic for two months earlier this year.

The singer filed suit against Dr. Luke, real name Lukasz Gottwald, accusing him of sexual, physical and verbal abuse during the time she spent working with him.

Gottwald signed Kesha, full name Kesha Rose Sebert, to a record deal when she was 18-years-old, and she says that during the past 10 years he's been nothing but abusive to her, both physically and mentally, and he even sexually assaulted her on at least one occasion.

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Taylor Swift's New Single 'Out Of The Woods' Is Probably About Harry Styles

October 14th, 2014 7:08pm EDT
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Taylor Swift gifted her fans with a new single from her upcoming album, "1989," at midnight on Tuesday.

The singer, who is set to release her first true pop album, dropped "Out of the Woods," which was co-written with fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff.

While she doesn't name-drop in the song, she does reference an incident that occurred when she dated One Direction star Harry Styles, when the two were involved in a snowmobile accident leaving him in need of stitches.

"Remember when you hit the brakes too soon, Twenty stitches in a hospital room," she sings, alluding to the accident, which occ...
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Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols For Sofia Coppola

October 14th, 2014 10:21am EDT
Bill Murray To Sing Christmas Carols For Sofia Coppola
Bill Murray and director Sofia Coppola team up once again in a Christmas special for television where he will be performing classic Christmas carols.

Murray revealed in an intrivew with Variety that he is excited at the prospect of working with Coppola again.

“It’s not going to be live,” Murray stated. “We’re going to do it like a little movie. It won’t have a format, but it’s going to have music. It will have texture. It will have threads through it that are writing. There will be prose. It will have a patina style and wit to it. It will be nice.”

Murray currently stars in the much talk...
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Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Awards

October 14th, 2014 12:42am EDT
Aussie Rapper Iggy Azalea Nominated For Six American Music Award
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is the top nominee for this year's American Music Awards, scoring six nominations including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

The singer will face competition from the likes of Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, One Direction and Lorde in the former category; while her chart-topper "Fancy" has landed a nod for Single of the Year."

Katy Perry, who is also in the running for Artist of the Year, has landed five nominations, along with Williams and John Legend. Lorde is next with four.

The 2014 American Music Awards will be held on November 23 at the Nokia...
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Mark Bell, Producer Of Seven Of Bjork's Albums And Member Of British Group LFO, Dies

October 13th, 2014 10:56pm EDT
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Music producer and former LFO (the British LFO, not the horrible American pop trio) co-founder Mark Bell has passed away.

The musician, who was half of the electronic music duo with Gez Varley from the late 80s to the mid-90s, died from complications following surgery some time last week. His death was confirmed by his record label, Warp, on Monday.

"It's with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation," a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. "Mark's family and friends request privacy at thi...
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Weezer Remain Fresh On 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'

October 13th, 2014 2:16pm EDT
Weezer Remain Fresh On 'Everything Will Be Alright In The End'
After a four-year hiatus (say it ain’t so!), alternative pop/rock band Weezer return with their ninth studio album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Calling Everything a ‘return to form’ in the purest sense is overreaching slightly, but the album does feel more Weezer-like than the band’s previous two albums. It’s not perfect, but there are some absolutely terrific moments from Rivers Cuomo and company.

“Ain’t Got Nobody” is predictable thematically, as the title suggests. It leaves little to the imagination – particularly initiating the album – but Cuomo and company is rock soli...
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10 Incredibly Heartfelt Songs of 2014

October 12th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
10 Incredibly Heartfelt Songs of 2014
In an age dominated by big records, there’s nothing like a truly captivating, heartfelt song. That’s not to say that a record can’t be a song or visa versa, but these days, the two aren’t necessarily interchangeable. For all of the big records dropped in 2014, there are also some incredibly notable heartfelt songs that definitely deserve recognition (see the bloated, incomplete list of honorable mentions). But to keep the list from being forever long, here are 10 of the most heartfelt songs of 2014.

1) Sam Smith, “Stay With Me” (In The Lonely Hour)

Isn’t this one a total no-brainer...
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Taylor Swift Says Only 'An Astonishing Human Being' Would Make Her Consider Getting Into A Relationship Again

October 12th, 2014 8:52am EDT
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PEOPLE celebrates its 40th anniversary in this week's special double issue, with Taylor Swift, 24, recreating PEOPLE's inaugural March 4, 1974 cover, inspired by the iconic image of Mia Farrow as Daisy Buchanan in "The Great Gatsby."

Swift has channeled the hopes and angst of young women across the galaxy, won Grammys, and acquired a wardrobe supermodels would kill for. Swift talks candidly to PEOPLE about being single and loving it, the power of sisterhood, advice she would give to her younger self, and much more.

Not long ago there were boyfriends and breakups and hit songs about both. ...
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Police Arrest Waka Flocka Flame At Georgia Airport

October 11th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Police Arrest Waka Flocka Flame At Georgia Airport
Police arrested rapper Waka Flocka Flame in Georgia on Friday morning after he tried to board an airplane with a loaded gun.

Authorities detained the star, real name Juaquin Malphurs, at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and charged him with carrying a weapon in a prohibited place. He reportedly didn't have a permit for the firearm.

The rapper is currently in custody at Clayton County jail.

It isn't the first time Waka Flocka Flame has gotten into trouble for possessing a weapon. Last month, he posted a photo of himself brandishing a firearm on Instagram, prompting an in...
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