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Music notes: BTS, BLACKPINK, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Ava Max and more

Music notes: BTS, BLACKPINK, Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Ava Max and more

BTS released a new remix of their song "Yet to Come" for Hyundai's 2022 World Cup campaign. The group plays from a rooftop as scenes flash of kids playing soccer and fans enjoying watching the World Cup.

BLACKPINK is officially the first K-pop girl group to score a #1 album in the U.K., reports NMEBorn Pink has soared to the top of the U.K. albums charts. Their debut album, The Album, peaked at #2.

Is Olivia Rodrigo going to appear in the fourth season of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series? The cast list was released but Olivia's name was not there, reports Billboard. She played fan favorite character Nini, who had a sendoff last season to pursue her dreams. Disney has yet to confirm if Olivia will cameo in the upcoming final season. Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

Lil Nas X has this to say to those panning his new song, "Star Walkin.'" "Try listening to it at 1.25x speed, with an octave up, and drums filtered, on an nintendo 3ds, at 3am, while your parents are arguing in the background because things just keep getting worse and you say it’s not your fault but you know it is," he tweeted.

Ava Max will perform at NYRP's Hulaween and the Seven Deadly Sins on October 28. The singer is set to sing "Sweet But Psycho" and "Million Dollar Baby" at the Halloween show, which also features a costume contest and a red carpet event.

Madonna is celebrating that the music video for her "Hung Up" remix with rapper Tokischa has already amassed 1 million views on YouTube after it was released Tuesday. She shared an edited image of herself smoking along with the cryptic message, "U want a piece of me?"

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Tune in to see the Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey and more headline Saturday's Global Citizen Festival

Tune in to see the Jonas Brothers, Mariah Carey and more headline Saturday's Global Citizen Festival

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The 2022 Global Citizen Festival is this Saturday, with this year's theme being "Take Action NOW." The Jonas Brothers and Mariah Carey are among the stars heading to New York City and Accra, Ghana, to perform.

Mariah Carey and The JoBros will headline the stage in Central Park, alongside metal band Metallica, whose music was recently highlighted in the new season of Stranger Things. Also joining the fun is "See You Again" singer Charlie Puth, Italian rockers Måneskin, Latin star Rosalía, country star Mickey Guyton and actor Billy Porter.

Priyanka Chopra, who is a Global Citizen ambassador, is hosting this year's event. Presenters include Bill NyeSNL star Chris ReddKatie Holmes, ballet dancer Misty CopelandThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan and Tamron Hall.

Meanwhile, the concert in Accra, Ghana, will welcome Usher, and R&B superstars SZA and H.E.R. to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the nation's independence.  

This is the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival. This year, the focus is on ending extreme poverty across the world, which has been heightened by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. Global Citizen is  specifically calling upon world leaders attending the United National General Assembly to provide $500 million to help African farmers respond to the global food crisis.

The concert will be streamed via ABC News Live starting at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 24. The primetime special Global Citizen Festival: Take Action NOW will air Sunday, September 25 at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.  

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Lewis Capaldi admits he drunk texted Harry Styles:

Lewis Capaldi admits he drunk texted Harry Styles: "I don't know what it was that I sent him"

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Lewis Capaldi knows the dangers of having one too many and then reaching for the phone.  Turns out, he sent Harry Styles a drunk video message a little too early in the morning.

Speaking to KISSFM UK, the "Someone You Loved" singer blithely explained, "I once sent Harry Styles a video at 5 o'clock in the morning. I didn't know what it was!"

Lewis admitted through a laugh, "I was hammered."

So, what did Harry say back?  According to Lewis, it was, "This feels like a 'you up?' text."  The former One Direction singer also took a screenshot of the video, but to this day, Lewis attests, "I don't know what it was that I sent him."

The Grammy nominee joked he could have drunkenly asked Harry out on a date and quipped, "He didn't say no" and seemed "agreeable to the proposition... I'm hoping that's the case."

In other Lewis news, he breathed new life into Olivia Rodrigo's debut single "drivers license."

The Scottish hitmaker took over London's Abbey Road Studios for another Spotify Singles moment. He made waves in 2019 when he put an indulgent spin on the Billie Eilish hit "When The Party's Over."

Before taking on Olivia's hit single, Lewis performed his new song, "Forget Me," to mark his official musical comeback. The track is his first new song in three years.

He then pivoted to Olivia and poured even more angst into the already emotional track. Capaldi also teased his new cover on Twitter, writing the lyrics in all capital letters, "I knew we weren't perfect but I've never felt this waaaaayyyy for no oneeee."

You can listen to the new Spotify Singles moment on the music screaming app.

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Report: Taylor Swift to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show

Report: Taylor Swift to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show

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Swifties are sensing a disturbance in the world of sports and believe Taylor Swift will be the next Super Bowl halftime performer.

Variety reports the rumors went into overdrive when Apple Music replaced Pepsi as the NFL's new halftime sponsor. Why? That announcement was made at midnight, which fans believe aligns a little too perfectly with the title of Taylor's forthcoming album.

Midnights comes out October 21 and Taylor has been casually revealing the track list via her TikTok segment "Midnights Mayhem With Me," where she reveals one song title every night at midnight. So far, we know the names of the eighth and 13th tracks, "Vigilante S***" and "Mastermind."

Variety notes that most artists who grace the halftime stage soon announce an upcoming tour, which is also perfectly timed with Taylor's new album. Her Lover Fest, which she had planned to promote her seventh studio album, was canceled because of the pandemic -- so fans believe she is long overdue for one.

It should also be noted that with Pepsi vacating the halftime stage, the Coca-Cola-sponsored Taylor can shake up the NFL without conflict.

Taylor has also repped for Apple Music, most iconically in a 2016 commercial where she fell off a treadmill while jamming to Drake.

Last but not least, the outlet claims it is very likely Taylor headlines the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show: "Three sources close to the situation tell Variety that it's happening."

Neither Taylor nor the NFL have reacted to Variety's report.

 

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New music Friday: 5 Seconds of Summer, Khalid, Mike Posner and Ashe

New music Friday: 5 Seconds of Summer, Khalid, Mike Posner and Ashe

It's Friday! Let's see who's out with new tunes ...

5 Seconds of Summer is back with "Bad Omens," another track off the forthcoming album 5SOS5. Calum Hood teased the upcoming album, saying in a statement, "It’s a living, breathing thing made up of most beautifully light and dark parts of ourselves. 5SOS5 is the truest representation of 5 Seconds of Summer."

Khalid released "Satellite," which he said in a statement "is a visual portrait of my growth as a human being & the self-love journey I have experienced in my life." He also released the melancholy music video for his new track, which sees him surrounded by technology but craving to experience human contact.

Mike Posner says "I'm Not Dead Yet" and proves it in his fiery new single that offers soaring violins, a foot-tapping drum beat and acoustic guitar. He said in a statement of his new song, "There is a sadness in beauty and a beauty in sadness."

Ashe has teamed up with the legendary Diane Keaton for the new song "Love Is Letting Go." In this song, Ashe and Diane bid farewell to their respective late brothers. The singer is thrilled Keaton agreed to join her on the song.




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Andy Grammer says prioritizing mental health is not a form of weakness

Andy Grammer says prioritizing mental health is not a form of weakness

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Andy Grammer is known for being the good guy in the music industry, but he admits he sometimes struggles with his mental health -- and says that's perfectly normal.

Speaking to Healthline, the "Fresh Eyes" singer said the pandemic forced him to take a hard look at how he was managing and coping with his mental health struggles. 

"[When] it got completely quiet and I was not allowed to leave my house and not allowed to be around thousands of people and not allowed, honestly, to just be distracted, I was forced to sit with myself, and that was not super fun," Andy admitted. 

He added, "[I] realized, oh, I got a lot of work inside, invisible work to do here that I don't think I would have done as soon if it hadn't been for the pandemic."

Andy is encouraging his male fans to take their mental health seriously in an upcoming appearance on the Man Enough podcast. His forthcoming episode tackles "what it is about guys that we feel like going to therapy is weak or something."

"I had to be completely destroyed to say, 'Ok, fine, I'll go to therapy.' Why does it have to be that way? Why do I have to be so clearly not capable of going about my day to then say, 'Ok, I think I need some help,'" he questioned.

Andy also hopes to normalize going to therapy because it can be scary for some.

"I was afraid to own the darker sides of myself. So, therefore, it's just a little bit scary to acknowledge that to even yourself that you're not perfect," he explained. He urged his fans to "deal with the stuff inside yourself" so you can become "a complete version of yourself."

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Report: Beyoncé is going on tour in summer 2023

Report: Beyoncé is going on tour in summer 2023

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The Beyhive may be able to hear their queen sing songs from her new Renaissance album live next year.

Beyoncé is reportedly booking stadiums for a world tour in the summer of 2023, according to Page Six.

The “Break My Soul” singer last went on tour in 2018 with her husband, Jay-Z, for The On The Run II Tour to promote Everything Is Love, their duo album as The Carters. They headlined 48 shows around the world for over two million fans, grossing over $250 million.

Beyoncé’s last solo tour was The Formation Tour in 2016, which promoted her sixth studio album, Lemonade.

One of the most popular songs on Renaissance is “Cuff It,” which inspired a viral dance challenge. Since summer has ended and cuffing season has arrived, Queen Bey chose 25 of her favorite “Cuff It” social media dance videos and posted them on Instagram Thursday under the title, “Cuff It Picks."

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Harry Styles' mother expresses disappointment that fans are lambasting 'Don't Worry Darling'

Harry Styles' mother expresses disappointment that fans are lambasting 'Don't Worry Darling'

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Harry Styles' mother is "astounded and saddened" by the intense negative reaction she received after praising her son's new movie, Don't Worry Darling.

"If you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all," Anne Twist wrote in a pointed Instagram Story on Thursday. "I'm astounded and saddened by the vitriolic comments on here to be honest. I enjoyed a film. If it's not your cup of tea don't go."

She also had some words for those who were directing their unfavorable opinions. "If you don't like me .. please don't follow me. Simple," she wrote.

Twist revealed on Wednesday that she saw a "first day showing" of Harry's new film and raved, "Really enjoyed from start to finish." She also praised the movie's director Olivia Wilde, who is currently dating Harry. Shortly after, Twist's post was bombarded by negative comments.

Fans have since defended Twist and have expressed embarrassment and dismay over the hostility displayed toward Harry's mother. "Viciously attacking anne for going to support her OWN SON'S movie is a whole new level of insanity," one commenter wrote while another encouraged Twist to "please ignore the stupid comments."

In other Don't Worry Darling news, Harry and Florence Pugh released "With You All The Time," a new song from the upcoming psychological thriller. Pugh's character, Alice, hums the track, dubbed the "Trigger song," throughout the film.

It was revealed last month that Harry composed the haunting track in just five minutes. He told Variety, "I wanted something that could be both sweet and creepy, entirely dependent on the context."

The Grammy winner enjoyed the "homemade nursery rhyme feel to it," adding the song "takes on a couple of different lives" in the movie.

Don't Worry Darling is now in theaters.

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Dua Lipa sits down with Monica Lewinsky to discuss public shaming, Bill Clinton affair

Dua Lipa sits down with Monica Lewinsky to discuss public shaming, Bill Clinton affair

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Dua Lipa's At Your Service podcast returned Friday with Monica Lewinsky as the first guest of the new season.

The women discussed a myriad of topics, including public shaming, the #MeToo movement and former President Bill Clinton.

News broke in January 1998, when Dua was only 2, that then-President Clinton engaged in an extramarital affair with Lewinsky, who was 24 at the time. 

Lewinsky revealed her parents experienced intense pain and fear that she was "being publicly humiliated to death."

The Clinton-Lewinsky scandal became the focus of American Crime Story: Impeachment, of which Lewinsky served as a producer. As for why she decided to be a part of the production, Lewinsky explained, "When you've gone through the kinds of things I've gone through, you come to recognize that any input in something around your narrative is better than nothing... [My] goal was really to shift a collective consciousness in a way that this couldn't happen to another young person again."

The two discussed feminism and why the idea of a "perfect victim" is harming the cause. Lewinsky said feminists tend to attack and "dehumanize" women who don't "tick every box" because they think that makes it harder "to know what the right course of action is."

"No matter what, somehow we managed to always point fingers at the woman, whether there was a mistake that happened there or not" Dua agreed. "We're always found with the woman picking up the pieces."

Both expressed optimism that progress is being made but were unsure if it's happening quickly enough. Dua cited the reversal of Roe v. Wade, which she says created "a really scary time" because women's rights have gone "10 steps backwards."

Lewinsky expressed hope that Dua's generation will stay informed and committed to change things for the better.

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Taylor Swift drops profane new 'Midnights' song title

Taylor Swift drops profane new 'Midnights' song title

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) Taylor Swift's “Midnights Mayhem with Me” series on TikTok continued on Thursday night, with the star revealing yet another song title on her upcoming album Midnights.

As with her previous song title reveal, "Mastermind," Taylor -- this time accompanied by her cat Meredith -- used a gold bingo ball cage to mix up ping pong balls, each of which represents one of the 13 tracks on the album. 

Track eight was the number she pulled out; she then picked up a giant red toy telephone -- with the receiver held upside down -- and announced that the song is called "Vigilante S***."

As Billboard notes, this is the first time Taylor's ever used a curse word in a song title, though she has used profanity in songs before -- for example, the 10-minute version of "All Too Well" contains the F-word.

Midnights, which Taylor has described as “the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout my life," drops October 21.

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Hear unreleased Lil Nas X song

Hear unreleased Lil Nas X song "My Little Baby” in his new YSL Beauty campaign

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Lil Nas X just released new single "Star Walkin," his song for this year's League of Legends World Championship. But if you want to hear another track you may not have heard before from the "Industry Baby" star, check out his new campaign for YSL Beauty.

Not long ago, the artist was named YSL Beauty’s latest U.S. ambassador, and now his ad for the brand's latest campaign is live. The lengthy ad is soundtracked to a Lil Nas X track called "My Little Baby." The song was first leaked in July 2021 -- several months before the release of Nas' Montero album -- but remains officially unreleased.

The commercial showcases the brand's lipstick, mascara, fragrance and tint -- it shows Lil Nas X applying all those products while strutting through the desert. He's followed by a pack of pretty people, both male and female, all of whom start dancing in a rainstorm. 

Ironically, "My Little Baby" is about Nas feeling insecure, as he sings, "Hey, can we please turn off the lights/Don't need you to see my flaws at all tonight."

The chart-topping star is currently out on his Montero tour and told Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe that it's "actually going great."

"I'm able to really find my confidence on that stage. And I feel like I have to poop less and less every night," he jokes. "Because usually, I have the nerves so bad, but I feel like they get more and more calm every night. And that's cool."

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Music notes: Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Lorde, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor and more

Music notes: Jack Harlow, Lil Nas X, Lorde, Diplo, The Chainsmokers, Meghan Trainor and more

Jack Harlow is this year's Songwriter of the Year at the 2022 SESAC Music Awards -- his second straight win.  His Lil Nas X collaboration, "Industry Baby," shared a win for Song of the Year with Glass Animals' "Heat Waves." 

Lil Nas X's collaboration with M&M's is here -- colorful limited-edition packs meant to bring people together. "Growing up I would have never thought my face would be on M&M'S but here we are, and it's amazing," he said in a statement. A portion of M&M'S Packs Inspired by Lil Nas X sales will benefit the nonprofit Sing for Hope.

Lorde teased her new album at Primavera Sound Los Angeles, saying she'll make an announcement "sometime soon," reports Music News. The "Royals" singer hinted this album will feature more pop music.

Diplo was awarded a $1.2 million restraining order against a woman who's been harassing him for two years, reports Pitchfork. The two have taken out orders against each other after their sexual relationship ended in 2020. Diplo's attorney says "justice prevailed."

Steve Jobs' daughter, Eve, is dating Drew Taggart, of The ChainsmokersUs Weekly reports. A source said the pair started as a "casual summer fling." Drew is 32 and Eve, a model, is 24.

Meghan Trainor revealed her favorite music videos to Allure. "All About That Bass," "Lips Are Moving," "Title," "Me Too," "Nice to Meet Ya" and "Bad for Me" are her picks, in chronological order. 

Even Taylor Swift's mom says Ashley Leechin is Taylor's doppelgänger. Leechin posted a reaction video to Taylor promoting Midnights, on which Taylor commented, "My mom just saw this and said 'she looks like you.'"

Frankie Grande -- Ariana's big bro -- revealed he defied Madonna's advice to not be in a throuple. She told him, "That's not going to end well" -- and he told Billboard she was right.

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Shawn Mendes releasing new original song from 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' soundtrack

Shawn Mendes releasing new original song from 'Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile' soundtrack

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Shawn Mendes doesn't just voice the title character in the upcoming movie Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile -- he's also written and recorded some new songs for the soundtrack.

Shawn revealed the soundtrack details on Instagram and announced that a new original song he wrote for the project, "Heartbeat," will be out September 30. The soundtrack's available now for preordering/presaving.

It's not clear what other songs Shawn had a hand in writing, but he does perform on five tracks. In addition to "Heartbeat," he also sings a track called "Carried Away," and duets with co-star Javier Bardem on "Take a Look at Us Now" and with co-star Constance Wu on "Rip Up the Recipe."

The other writers on the soundtrack are Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the Oscar- and Tony-winning duo who brought you the tunes in La La Land, The Greatest Showman and Dear Evan Hansen. Classics including Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" -- of course -- plus Stevie Wonder's "Sir Duke," The Gap Band's "Steppin' Out" and Pete Rodriguez's "I Like It Like That" round out the album.

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Halsey opens up about doubting their career:

Halsey opens up about doubting their career: "The weight of it is suffocating"

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Halsey opened up to fans in a vulnerable post about feeling a "deep sadness" that's causing them to doubt themself.

In an Instagram Story posted early Thursday, they explained, "I find that often there is a deep sadness inside me that no amount of worldly pleasure can touch. a loneliness. an emptiness."

"I wonder often if I chose the wrong life for myself. And the weight of it is suffocating," Halsey continued. "I'm sorry that melancholy has penetrated my art in a way that hasn't served a greater purpose other than my own self loathing."

The message continued, "I am approaching my 28th birthday in a week and just now exhaling and gasping for air for the first time since I took a single breath in this new life at 18. A breath that was meant to sustain me for a decade."

"I am wandering lawlessly and I hope to find my way somewhere meaningful soon so that I can give you the guts I've always known to scoop heapings of into your ears," Halsey confessed. "They are shriveling lately."

The singer signed off the post by asking fans that if they "cannot be kind, at least be gentle" with how they react to the news.

It is unknown what triggered Halsey's latest post.

The "Closer" singer is currently on the Love and Power tour, with a penultimate stop set Thursday night in Dover, Delaware. The trek wraps on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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Imagine Dragons announces livestream for upcoming 2022 Rise Up Gala

Imagine Dragons announces livestream for upcoming 2022 Rise Up Gala

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Imagine Dragons will be livestreaming their acoustic performance at the upcoming 2022 Rise Up Gala, the annual benefit concert supporting the band's charity, the Tyler Robinson Foundation.

You can watch the show, which takes place this Friday, September 23, in Las Vegas, beginning at 9:30 p.m. PT via ID's YouTube and the Bandsintown Twitch channel.

The Rise Up Gala raises money for the Tyler Robinson Foundation, which helps families affected by pediatric cancer. ID founded the organization in 2013 in honor of Tyler Robinson, a fan who passed away from cancer as a teenager.

For more info, visit TRF.org.

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Meghan Trainor says she's ready to try for baby #2:

Meghan Trainor says she's ready to try for baby #2: "I would love twins"

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Meghan Trainor wants a big family, so come this fall, she and husband Daryl Sabara are going to try to give their son Riley a sibling.

"I would love twins," the Grammy winner told Romper. "A two-for-one deal!" Meghan wants at least three kids but is open to having a fourth.

Meghan admits she had a difficult pregnancy with Riley, but that's not stopping her from going for baby number two. "I'd gained 15 Covid pounds before I got pregnant, so I felt massive," she recalled of being pregnant with her first child. "And my face was breaking out with a dermatitis, so it was like eczema all around my mouth. I had gestational diabetes, so I had to test my blood all day long. I was over it."

The "Bad for Me" singer is now learning all about the highs and lows of motherhood. When it comes to the recent nadirs of her life, she admitted Riley is saying "dada" a lot more than "mama."

"I literally had a meltdown over it," said Meghan, who blamed herself for going back to work. "But you just take all the blame [when you're a working mom]. Men don’t have that same feeling, and they're shocked that we do." 

"All the wives, all these mamas, you can't cry, you can’t be like 'Today was f***ing tough'," she declared. "Nope, you have to be like, 'Everything's perfect; we're all perfect and happy.' And it's not easy."

Meghan channels those emotions into the song "Superwoman," which'll appear on her forthcoming album Takin' It Back, due out October 21.

The singer says her husband has been wonderful and that being parents has strengthened their bond. "Life has only gotten better," she declared, saying her life is "everything I ever dreamed of."

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John Mayer salutes the late Bob Saget at Scleroderma Research Foundation

John Mayer salutes the late Bob Saget at Scleroderma Research Foundation

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John Mayer paid tribute to his late friend, comedian Bob Saget, at the Scleroderma Research Foundation on Wednesday. Saget tirelessly supported the organization after his sister, Gay, lost her battle with the disease in 1994. 

The Hollywood Reporter says John teamed with the Full House star's other pals Jimmy KimmelJeff Ross and Dave Chappelle for the "Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine" fundraiser.  Saget had been a part of the annual event since 1991 and in recent years, helped produce and organize the event.

Kimmel took Saget's place to introduce the event and joked "these bookings have really improved vastly since Bob passed away." He then brought on Mayer, who also paid tribute to the late actor.

"This is the first time I've come to a Scleroderma benefit where Bob hasn't -- as Jimmy said -- asked me to do this event but then profusely apologized while asking me to do this event," Mayer remarked.

The "Daughters" singer continued, "What’s so fun about tonight, the only thing that’s fun about it, is we get to show Bob we wanted to do this, we always wanted to do this."

Mayer closed out the fundraiser by playing "Bob's favorite songs." He explained that he's struggling to say goodbye to his friend, even though Saget passed nine months ago, because he doesn't want to believe he's gone.

He also revealed the guitar he was playing was the same one Saget used on stage before his untimely death.

According to Mayo Clinic, scleroderma, otherwise known as systemic sclerosis, causes the skin to tighten and harden. It also can affect one's internal organs, blood vessels and ability to digest. There is no cure for the ailment.

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Demi Lovato admits they once thought they wouldn't live to see 30

Demi Lovato admits they once thought they wouldn't live to see 30

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Demi Lovato recently celebrated turning 30, and the Grammy nominee says the milestone was special in more ways than one.

The singer, who nearly died of an overdose in 2018, admits they once thought they wouldn't live long enough to see themselves turn 30.

"That's something I thought was impossible to do," the singer told SPIN. "Even in bouts of sobriety, my depression was so strong that I didn't think I'd get here today. But here I am. I'm in a new chapter in my life, and I don't know what my 30s have in store for me, but hopefully a family one day."

Demi reflected on their previous album, Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over, which chronicled their near-fatal overdose. "I felt like I was trying to explain myself so much," the "29" singer said of the work. "It became more about telling the story of myself rather than just creating art that I'm proud of."

When discussing the new album Holy Fvck, Demi said, "It was so cathartic for me to get all of these songs out."

"It was me experiencing anger and honoring my anger, not ignoring it anymore because that's what I think is healthy to do," they added.

Demi also opened up about the pronouns they go by, saying, "I still feel very comfortable with they/them."

"I've made a few headlines by saying I'm accepting of the pronouns she/her. It's not that I'm changing anything about myself. I'm just accepting my femininity back," Demi continued. "I felt like I had to reject it for a minute because that's how I was feeling at the time, and because I wanted to escape that feminine popstar role that I was playing. I had to get away from that."

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"If the World Was Ending" duo end it: Julia Michaels and JP Saxe split

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Singer/songwriter couple Julia Michael and JP Saxe have called it quits after three years, People magazine reports.

The duo began dating in 2019 after co-writing the Grammy-nominated duet "If the World Was Ending." Their most recent albums -- Julia's Not In Chronological Order and JP's Dangerous Levels of Introspection -- both include songs they co-wrote.

Fans began to suspect something was up earlier this month when both artists posted previews or teasers of breakup songs. JP's song, "When You Think of Me," comes out Friday. In it, he sings, "I hate how I lived up to/your worst fears/makes it worse/how it worked/ so well for three years/and it could all be for the best in the end/but for now it feels like losing my best friend."

Meanwhile, on TikTok, Julia posted a song which featured her singing the lyrics, "The night we broke up/you called everyone saying it was my idea...this could be like our new tradition/Where I play the bad guy and you play/The victim."

On Instagram, she captioned a performance of a different song -- a heartfelt piano ballad  -- "A**holes live forever." In that one, she sings, "You're just another man/And this is just another doorway/Using promises like they're some kind of twisted foreplay/You keep saying that you're staying/When we both know that's not your forte."

Julia also seems to have deleted her Twitter account.

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Pokémon team animating Ed Sheeran's

Pokémon team animating Ed Sheeran's "Celestial" music video

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Ed Sheeran, a big fan of Pokémon, is combining his love of music and pocket monsters in a brand new song.

The Grammy winner has been teasing "Celestial" for some time -- but always with his massive collection of Pokémon plush toys in full view.  Now, fans know why that is.

The Pokémon team has turned the "Celestial" music video into an animated spectacular. When announcing the partnership, Ed emotionally explained how he fell in love with the franchise at 7 years old, was given a Gameboy color and the game Pokémon Yellow for his 8th birthday and has been "obsessed" with Pokémon ever since.

"Flash forward to me at 31 I still have the same game boy colour and still I play Pokémon silver on long haul flights. I really really love it," he wrote on Instagram. "It gave me a proper escape as a kid into a fantasy world that seemed to go on and on, and in adult life it’s nostalgia that makes me feel like a kid again."

Ed has since met the people who created such an important part of his childhood and "joked about me writing a song for them." That song, "Celestial," comes out next Thursday.

"The video is insanely amazing, animated by the incredible people at Pokémon. I love it, you’re gonna love it," Ed declared, signing off with the timeless phrase, "And we all gotta catch ‘em all."

His favorite Pokémon character is Squirtle, so chances are they'll appear together in the upcoming music video.

Ed previously partnered with Pokémon for an exclusive concert on the Pokémon GO mobile app. The game also played his hit "Overpass Graffiti" during nighttime play.

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