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Greg WilliamsThis Saturday night on the British talk show The Jonathan Ross Show, Ed Sheeran tells all -- about the bike accident that forced him to cancel some shows, and his struggles with substance abuse.

Ed tells Ross that when he got into the accident -- which happened when he tried to go down a steep hill on a borrowed bike -- he didn't realize how badly he'd been hurt.

"I broke my wrist, my elbow and my rib," he says. "The thing is, when it happened, I got up and was like, ‘That hurt’ and then cycled to the pub. Went home, went to sleep and then woke up at five o’clock in the morning in a lot of pain. And then went to the hospital.”

Ed, who calls himself "a very clumsy person," notes this is the first time he's ever had to cancel shows due to an injury.

"I do a one-man show, so me not having my arms is half of the show," he explains. "I tried to say 'I’ll carry on doing the shows,' but they said if I put any more stress on it, I might not be able to play again."

The singer also reveals that he had a hard time adjusting to fame, and as a result, he says, "All the pitfalls that people read about, I just found myself slipping into all of them...mostly substance abuse."

Ed's friends eventually staged an intervention.

"It just started gradually happening and then some people took me to one side and were like, ‘Calm yourself down,’" he recalls. "It’s all fun to begin with, it all starts off as a party and then you’re doing it on your own and it’s not, so that was a wake-up call."

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Courtesy RCA RecordsIt's not Christmas without Pentatonix. 

The a cappella group has just released a deluxe version of their 2016 holiday album A Pentatonix Christmas, which now features a duet with Jennifer Hudson on the song "How Great Thou Art." They've also dropped a new video for the traditional holiday song "Away in a Manger."  The video features the group's current four-person lineup:  Avi Kaplan left earlier in the year.

The Grammy-winning group will support the album with a Christmas tour starting December 3 in Chicago and wrapping up with three shows at New York's Beacon Theater on December 19, 20 and 21.

Meanwhile, the group's holiday special, A Very Pentatonix Christmas, will air November 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, and again on December 6  at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  The show will feature guests Jennifer Hudson, Jay Leno and 13-year-old America's Got Talent winner Darci Lynne Farmer.

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Republic RecordsEvery Friday brings a batch of new music, and there are a number of notable tracks hitting streaming and digital services today.

Liam Payne has a new solo single, "Bedroom Floor," which was co-written by Charlie Puth, among others.  In a statement, Liam says of the track, "It’s a bit different from what you’ve heard from me before, but helps to show where I’m going with my album. It’s very important to me to keep challenging myself, to keep pushing into new areas."

Nick Jonas has a new song called "Home," from the upcoming animated comedy Ferdinand, based on the children's book Ferdinand the Bull.  In a statement, Nick says, "I wrote this song with good friends of mine...and we wrote about feeling accepted and feeling loved, wherever that place is for you. For me it’s home, it’s my family, people I have closest to me; and the experiences we’ve shared.”  The movie arrives December 15.

Julia Michaels co-wrote Justin Bieber's hit collabo with BloodPop, "Friends," and now she's featured on a new remix of the track.  Julia also co-wrote songs on new albums by Maroon 5 and Pink, and is featured on Clean Bandit's new song "I Miss You," out next Friday.  She'll appear on MTV's TRL on October 24.

Canadian band MAGIC!, who topped the charts with the song "Rude," returns with a new single called "Darts in the Dark," featured on their upcoming third album, due early next year.  The song adds some dance elements to the band's reggae sound.

Finally, Kelly Clarkson, whose new album Meaning of Life comes out next Friday, has released a Christmas song called "Christmas Eve."  The upbeat track is a new song that doesn't appear on her previous holiday album Wrapped in Red.

 

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SGranitz/WireImageNot only have Pink and Christina Aguilera ended their long-running feud, they’ve also apparently done some sort of musical collaboration.

During an appearance on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Pink hinted that the two have worked on a song -- which would be their first collab since 2001's "Lady Marmalade."

"We may or may not have already collaborated,” she teased. "I don't know if I'm allowed to say that but I just did."

She also explained why they didn’t get along in the first place.

“We were super young and super new at the whole thing and I think I’m an alpha and she’s an alpha," Pink told Andy Cohen. "And I’m used to, you know, taking my altercations physical and she’s used to having them verbal and we just are very different, we were very different,” she says.

When asked by host Andy Cohen if things ever got physical between them, Pink admitted that it was actually Christina who took a swing at her -- in a club.

But she adds that they’re all good now.

“We made up on The Voice, 'cause I hadn't seen her in years and years and years and we became moms, we grew up and we hugged it out,” she says. “It's that simple and I feel so good about that and we did a song together.”

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Image Group LA/ABCNiall Horan’s debut solo album, Flicker, has finally arrived and the singer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to celebrate.

During Niall's appearance, Ellen managed to make him nervous in more way than one. First, she grilled him about his dating life, pressing him on whether anything was going on between him and his pal Ellie Goulding.

When Niall replied that he’s single and Ellie has a boyfriend, Ellen asked if he’d date Rihanna instead of Ellie. An uncomfortable Niall agreed, though admitted it was a tough choice.

In addition to being grilled about his love life, Niall was also the victim of one of Ellen’s infamous “scares.” As he was talking about keeping in touch with his One Direction bandmates, a Harry Styles-lookalike popped out from an end table next to him.

Niall was understandably freaked out -- but impressed with the fake Harry's level of dedication.

Flicker, which includes Niall's new single "Too Much to Ask," is out now.

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HBO/Colleen HayesNot long after she made history at the Emmys, Julia Louis-Dreyfus shocked Hollywood by announcing that she had breast cancer. Now, she's revealed that she's been soundtracking her battle with the disease with some Katy Perry music.

The VEEP star posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing a hoodie, big mirrored sunglasses and a drawn-on mustache. In the caption, she wrote, "Chemo #2: finito. We are NOT f**king around here."

She then quoted the lyrics of one of Katy's smash hits, writing, "I’ve got the eye of the tiger/ The Fighter/Dancing through the fire/cuz I am a champion/and you’re going to hear me ROAR.” 

Louis-Dreyfus finished by writing, "Thanks to @mrtonyhale & @timothycsimons & @katyperry for their hilarious and loving inspiration."

Tony Hale and Timothy Simons are the actress' co-stars on VEEP.

Louis-Dreyfus announced her diagnosis in September with a social media post that read, "1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one." 

She continued, "The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring family and friends, and fantastic insurance through my union. The bad news is that not all women are so lucky, so let's fight all cancers and make universal health care a reality."

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ABC/Paula LoboDemi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, Kesha and Camila Cabello are all heading to London for the MTV European Music Awards.

The telecast will air live from the SSE Arena Wembley in London on Sunday, November 12, across MTV's TV, digital and social platforms.  It'll be Demi's debut on this particular awards show. Camilla performed on 2015's telecast, Shawn was on last year's, and Kesha sang on the 2010 edition of the show.

Among the presenters are Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer, Madison Beer and Sabrina Carpenter.  More stars will be announced in the coming weeks.

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ABC/Lou RoccoThere's good news and bad news for Mariah Carey today.

First the bad news: her Los Angeles home was burglarized. The LAPD tells ABC News that the diva wasn't home at the time, but thieves apparently entered the upstairs bedroom by ladder and ransacked it, as well as other rooms in the house. Approximately $50,000 worth of items were taken. The burglary was discovered Thursday morning, and the LAPD is now investigating.

Now, the good news:  Mariah's released a new Christmas song. It's called "The Star," and it's the title track from the upcoming animated movie of the same name.  The song is a classic inspirational Mariah ballad, and it's considerably more religious than "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

"Follow that voice you heard that no one else believes/follow the dream that brought the King on Christmas Eve," she sings, before changing key and belting out the final chorus: "Follow that star above you/should the world try to break you down/There is One who waits for you, though you can't see Him now."

The Star, featuring the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Tracy Morgan, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Patricia Heaton, Aidy Bryant and Zachary Levi, among others, tells the story of the Nativity through the eyes of a donkey named Bo and his animal friends; it arrives in theaters November 17.

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Sølve SundsbøIn a new video for W Magazine’s “Little W” series, Pink sits down for what may be her cutest interview yet. The singer is quizzed by five-year-old Madelyn Mannette.

Of course, Madelyn asks the hard-hitting questions...like, “Why is your name Pink?” and “What’s your favorite emoji?” As for where Pink got her name, she explains, “Because when I get embarrassed my cheeks blush and they turn pink."

The two both learn they have the same favorite emoji: the poop emoji.

Madelyn also asks Pink what her favorite tattoo is. She decides on one on her wrist. "Maybe this right here: it says, 'What goes around comes around,'” Pink explains. “And that means if you're really nice to people, they'll be nice to you back. That's the hope, right?"

The pint-size interviewer gets Pink to reveal her favorite male singer, her favorite food, her favorite candy and what her Halloween costume will be this year. For the record, the answers are "Michael Jackson," "cheesecake" and "candy corn."  Oh, and Pink will be dressing up as Mal from the Disney Channel movie The Descendants.

Katy Perry previously took part in the “Little W” series, where she was adorably interviewed by a 7-year-old fan.

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Getty Images via ABCCamila Cabello has met more than a few fake friends in her day, but she admits it’s not always easy to spot them at first.

“I think the only way to know is time,” she tells Elle magazine. “I feel like there are instances and circumstances in your life that always change.”

So for instance, she says, you could think someone is your friend but a year later, when you really need them, they don’t have your back.

“And you’re like, ‘Ok, that friendship was circumstantial. You were only my friend when it was easy,’” she says. “What's hard is you can’t tell from the beginning.”

Camila says she’s been “disappointed” by so many people. But there have been a few friends “who make everything worth it, stick through it, and they show loyalty.”

The former Fifth Harmony member adds, “And no matter what goes down, seas or rough or calm Sunday afternoon, those are people that are worth it. You die for those people.”

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Mert & MarcusAs promised, Taylor Swift dropped a third single from her forthcoming album, Reputation, at midnight on Friday, with a lyric video posted to YouTube.

"Gorgeous" is a bouncy, mid tempo, synth-pop number that finds Taylor pining for the most beautiful person in the room.

"You're so cool, it makes me hate you so much," she sings, "whiskey on ice/Sunset and Vine/you ruined my life by not begin mine."

The song find Taylor in social situations, avoiding the object of her affections, speaking to everyone else.

"You're so gorgeous I can't say anything to your face," she sings on the chorus, "'cause look at your face."

Ever the dork, when Taylor realizes she can't have the guy, she sings, "guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats...alone," before inviting him to come along.

"Gorgeous," follows "Look What You Made Me Do" and "...Ready for It?" as the first singles from Reputation, which is due November 10.

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Catie LaffoonJulia Michaels is one of the breakout stars of 2017. She's just received an American Music Awards nomination for New Artist of the Year, but the idea of scoring a Grammy nod for Best New Artist is what really has her excited.

Julia graces the cover of Billboard magazine along with SZA and Khalid, who are also being mentioned as possible Grammy Best New Artist nominees.  Asked where she'd display her trophy if she manages to take one home at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, Julia says, "I have a music room in my house; a very small, cute little place where I keep my piano and my little leather sofa. So I’d probably put it right there."

"Or buy a chain and wear it around my neck," she adds.

Julia also says she'll root for Ed Sheeran if he gets a Grammy Album of the Year nomination for Divide, which she worked on.  "He has always done things that are really true to him," she notes.

As she's made the transition from behind-the-scenes writer of hits for artists like Justin Bieber to fully fledged pop star, Julia tells Billboard that the best advice she's gotten from another artist was, ironically, from a group who recently lost a member to suicide: Linkin Park.

Julia co-wrote LP's hit "Heavy," and she recalls, "When Chester [Bennington], Mike [Shinoda] and Brad [Delson] were in the studio, they were having so much fun...they’ve been doing this for years and would just go in there and act like it was their first time in the studio. Being around that was so eye-opening."

"Before I go onstage, I f*** panic," she adds. "But I’ve been thinking about how there is so much fun to be had."

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Diane Bondareff/ UN FoundationEllie Goulding has been recognized by the United Nations Foundation with a Global Leadership Award for her environmental and social justice activism.

The singer accepted the New Voices Award in New York Wednesday night, and delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech.

“I am an earth optimist,” she said. “Through the Paris Climate Agreement and the Global Goals the UN has provided an extraordinary opportunity for us to come together to create a positive future.”

She continued, “At the same time young people today are famously some of the most inclusive and solutions-orientated thinkers to ever walk on this planet. I want to use my platform to amplify their stories, bring them into the debate and to help fulfill their brilliant promise as global citizens.”

Ellie also announced that next year she will join the UN family as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Environment.

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I’ve been honoured by @UnitedNations with a #GlobalLeadershipAward2017. Thank you @unfoundation with all my heart for this huge honour. pic.twitter.com/t7wBXE3cY8

— Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) October 19, 2017

 

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Apple MusicMajor Lazer is following in the footsteps of Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato by putting out a new documentary.  

They’ll be releasing Give Me Future next month, a film chronicling their historic March 2016 concert in Havana, Cuba. The group -- Diplo, Jillionaire and Walshy Fire -- performed for 400,000 people in the city, marking the first time a major American artist had performed in the country since diplomatic ties with the U.S. were restored.

The film also shows how Major Lazer met and connected with young artists in the community

“Major Lazer’s time in Havana was one of the most important and moving experiences of our lives,” Diplo says in a statement. “The people we met and spoke to, the things we saw and the show we played had a profound impact on us, and [director] Austin [Peters] captured it perfectly.”

He adds, “It feels even more impactful to share this with the world in light of current events, and we’re stoked for you to see it.”

The documentary will debut on November 17 on Apple Music. The film will be accompanied by Major Lazer Presents: Give Me Future—Music From and Inspired by the Film, an album featuring new and unreleased tracks from Major Lazer and Diplo and music from Cuban artists featured in the film.

The first single off the album, “Gold,” comes out Friday, October 20.

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Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson is finally showing us the “Meaning of Life.” The singer has released the title track off her forthcoming album.

The soulful love song features Kelly’s powerhouse vocals telling the story of an eye-opening relationship.

“’Cause when you kiss me I know who I am/When you let me feel it I understand/When I’m lost I just look in your eyes/You show me the meaning of life/The meaning of life,” she sings.

And song sounds just as good live. Kelly also released a video of herself performing the song as part of her Nashville Sessions series.

“’Meaning of Life’ is the song that started this entire project,” Kelly says in a statement. “The vibe, soul, and message of this song was very critical to show other writers and producers of the new direction we were taking.”

Meaning of Life, the album, comes out October 27.

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Jimmy FontaineCharlie Puth shows off some dance moves in the new video for his song, “How Long.”

Channeling Christopher Walken in the Fatboy Slim “Weapon of Choice” video, Charlie dances and levitates around an office building in the clip.

He joked around about his dancing prowess with some fans on Twitter, writing, “I know my incredible moves look overwhelmingly complex, but not to fret! You too can become a star dancer like I.”

He replied to another fan asking for dance lessons, “Great question. I plan on making extensive tutorial videos this week, breaking down every detailed, complex move.”

“How Long” is the second single off Charlie’s upcoming album VoiceNotes, due out January 19.

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Mert & MarcusYou’ll want to wait up for this. Taylor Swift is releasing a brand new song, called “Gorgeous,” tonight at midnight eastern time.

Taylor announced the song’s release with three Instagram posts. One features a little snippet of a beat with a baby’s voice saying “gorgeous.”

It’ll be the third song she’s released off her upcoming album, Reputation. So far, she's shared “Look What You Made Me Do” and “Ready for It.”

According to E! News, some lucky fans got a sneak peek of all the songs on the album during a secret listening session at Taylor's Rhode Island home Wednesday night. She previously held a listening session earlier this month in London.

Reputation comes out November 10.

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ABC/Matt BrownShawn Mendes was the first artist featured on MTV's reboot of its inconic Unplugged live performance series, and now you can add his set to your music collection.

On November 3, Shawn will release his MTV Unplugged performance as a live album. It was recorded at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in L.A., and features 11 tracks, including hits like "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back," "Mercy," and "Stitches." There's also a mash-up of Kings of Leon's hit "Use Somebody" and Shawn's own hit "Treat You Better."

You can pre-order the album now and get a free download of "Don't Be a Fool" when you do. You can watch a video of the performance of that song now on Vevo.

Shawn's Illuminate World Tour continues in Australia and Asia starting at the end of November, extending through mid-December.

Here's the track listing for MTV Unplugged:

"There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
"Ruin"
"Stitches"
"Three Empty Words"
"Patience"
"Bad Reputation"
"Don't Be A Fool"
"Roses"
"Mercy"
"Never Be Alone"
"Use Somebody/ Treat You Better"

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With so many moving parts to her Witness tour, something like this was bound to happen: during her concert in Nashville Wednesday night, Katy Perry got stuck on a floating planet.

The singer was stranded in mid-air over the audience on a model of the planet Saturn. "This is the first time I've been stuck in space," she joked in a fan-captured video. "I know I'm kind of a space cadet but actually, this thing is stuck."

She continued, "What should I do? Should I tell some jokes, should I tell some stories, should I just sing another song?"

As stage hands tried to figure out how to get her down, Katy told the audience to take out their phones to capture this “YouTube moment.”

The crew was able to finally lower her manually, and she had to hop into the crowd in order to make her way back to the stage.

"I guess I'm just going to have to get down and walk amongst my people,” she said. “I love this so much. This is what you get for trying to bring out all of space to Nashville.”

Lol @katyperry's flying planet stage got stuck in Nashville and she had to jump into the crowd pic.twitter.com/p3aYrYlQbF

— Dave Paulson (@ItsDavePaulson) October 19, 2017

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Credit Hammerhead ©2017 All Rights ReservedMichael Jackson's "Thriller" dance is a Halloween tradition but now you can get your first glimpse of what CBS is hoping will be a new Halloween tradition: Michael Jackson's Halloween.

In the 30-second promo, set to the MJ songs "Working Day and Night" and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," we see the King of Pop's animated feet as they appeared in the "Billie Jean" video, clad in black loafers and sparkly socks.   As he dances, sparkles fly from his feet, and then we see a sparkly glove giving a thumbs up.  Next, a full moon rises above a bridge with Michael's eyes on it.

Next, we see scenes of the special's animated characters, including dancing pumpkin-headed people, skeletons, monkeys and our heroes, Vince and Victoria, two millennials who meet on Halloween night.  They, along with Ichabod the dog, end up at a mysterious hotel, called This Place Hotel, located at 777 Jackson Street. 

According to CBS, the two are then "sent on an unexpected, magical adventure of personal discovery, culminating in a spectacular dance finale featuring an animated Michael Jackson."

Michael Jackson's Halloween stars the voices of Jim Parsons, Christine Baranski, Brad Garrett, Alan Cumming, Lucas Till and Lucy Liu.  It airs October 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

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