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Randee St. NicholasBritney Spears fans, we've got good news and bad news.  First the good news: Britney is going to perform a few shows somewhere other than Las Vegas. Now the bad news: those shows are overseas, and so far, there are only two of them.

Britney's website announces that she'll be playing in Manila, The Philippines on June 15, and in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 3. Tickets for Manila go on sale April 5, while the tickets for Tel Aviv are already on sale.

Brit tweeted, "Excited to be performing abroad this summer!"

These will be Britney's first-ever shows in the Philippines and in Israel, and the Times of Israel describes the Tel Aviv show as "part of her upcoming world tour."  No word on additional dates.

The last time Britney toured outside of the U.S. was in 2011, during her Femme Fatale tour.  That trek took her to North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Central America.

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Frank OckenfelsIf you heard that John Mayer was featured in a documentary about some sort of vintage collectible item, you'd probably assume it was either about guitars or watches, since the musician has a collection of both.  But as it turns out, John has an affinity for another vintage item: typewriters.

Variety reports that California Typewriter, a documentary about one of the last typewriter shops in America, will arrive in select theaters this summer, and will open the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival on Wednesday.

John is one of several celebrities featured in the movie talking about the joys of typing things on an old-fashioned machine.  One review of the movie says that in the film, the singer explains that he became intrigued at the permanence of words on paper after he saw a documentary showing Bob Dylan typing out his lyrics, and seeing other typewritten lyrics at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Tom Hanks, a noted typewriter enthusiast who has more than 200 machines in his collection, is also featured in the movie, as is playwright and actor Sam Shepard.

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Getty Images via ABCFresh from accepting an award from Harvard University, Rihanna will now collect an accolade from New York's Parsons School of Design.

New York magazine reports Rihanna will be honored at the school's 69th annual benefit, scheduled for May 22.  In a statement, the school's executive dean praised Ri-Ri for inspiring "millions through her powerful music and distinct style,” adding, "She has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs."

Rihanna is also being honored for her philanthropy through her Clara Lionel Foundation.

In a statement, the singer said, "It’s such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor. I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school.” 

She also says appreciates the recognition for her charity work.

Last month, Rihanna was named Harvard's Humanitarian of the Year.

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Business WirePitbull is ready to tackle WrestleMania 33. The rapper will be performing at the wrestling event next month, joined by some special guests.

Pitbull will open his performance with his latest single, “Options,” with Stephen Marley. He’ll then be joined by Flo Rida and LunchMoney Lewis to perform his single -- and WrestleMania 33’s theme song -- “GreenLight.”

“WrestleMania is the ultimate stage and WWE is a global brand,” Pitbull says in a statement. “It's an honor to partner with WWE. We are excited to get back into the ring with ‘GreenLight’ and ‘Options,’ Dale!"

WrestleMania 33 takes place on Sunday, April 2 at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. It airs live around the world on WWE Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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ABC/Craig SjodinFifth Harmony's Normani Kordei is shaping up to be one of the breakouts of this season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars.  Monday night, she tied for the highest score of the night with football star Rashad Jennings -- nabbing a 32 out of 40 -- but she was also singled out by judge Carrie Ann Inaba for the amazing cha cha she did with partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

"That was truly dancing with a star!" raved Inaba. "Your star quality came out...I'm like, "She's a superstar!"

Inaba went on to call Normani "dazzling" and well as "strong, powerful and sexy."  "Everything that everybody was trying to be tonight, you were all of that in that dance," she concluded.

Normani, who had to fly off to China to join Fifth Harmony directly after last night's show, said she felt "amazing" about her performance, but not for the reason you'd think.

"Honestly...not even me getting the highest score of the night, [but] just because I really love to focus on myself and be the best that I can possibly be, the fact that it's a step up from last week shows improvement, which is something I need to keep doing," she told ABC News backstage. "Consistency is key."

Normani and the rest of Fifth Harmony will perform in China on Friday and in Taiwan on Saturday.  She'll presumably fly back in time for next Monday night's show, and then she has to go to the Philippines right after.  Phew!

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Olivia BeeKaty Perry has paid special tribute to an 18-year-old superfan who died tragically in a car accident.

According to KTBS-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, 18-year-old Katie Bell died this past weekend when she lost control of her car and collided head-on with another vehicle.  The other driver was also killed. 

According to Billboard, news of Bell's death inspired the hashtag #RIPKatycatKatie -- Katy Perry fans call themselves "KatyCats" -- and Katy herself took notice.

Tuesday morning, the star tweeted, "We see you angel and we love and will miss you. KC's, light a candle for Katie. Rest In Peace."  She included one of Bell's videos in her tweet. 

Most touching, though, is the fact that Katy has changed her Twitter handle to #ripkatycatKatie‏.

We see you angel and we love and will miss you. KC's, light a candle for Katie. Rest In Peace. 😔 https://t.co/0SxDFfOub5

— #ripkatycatKatie (@katyperry) March 28, 2017


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Brendan WalterFans in Auckland, New Zealand who thought their local celebrity Lorde had dropped by a low-key dance party Monday night were disappointed to hear they'd been fooled by an imposter.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the dance party bills itself as "a weekly hour of dance freedom in total darkness."  The "total darkness" part is the key: fans were told that there was to be a "special guest," but evidently, the person -- who performed Lorde's "Green Light" -- was heard but not seen. Still, she was convincing enough for several fans to tweet their thanks to Lorde for a great performance.

That's why Lorde's mom took to Twitter to confirm that she and Lorde were actually in London, and the singer herself posted a photo of herself in London, eating a Cadbury creme egg.  She also wrote on Twitter, "this is deeply fake news but quite cute lol."

The dance party organizer later admitted on Facebook that "Lorde" was actually Hannah Horsfield, an Auckland music student.

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ABC/Phil McCartenHarry Styles is apparently going to be kicking off his solo music career in a big way -- with an appearance on Saturday Night Live.

An Instagram post by a member of Jimmy Fallon's camp reveals that the April 15th installment of the show will be hosted by former cast member Fallon -- something the show has already announced --  with Harry as the musical guest.

We assume Harry will perform his new single on the show since, as previously reported, it'll be released April 7.

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Image Courtesy Logo/VH1It took three years for Lady Gaga to find time in her schedule to be a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, but it was worth the wait.

Friday night's show's season premiere, which featured the contestants modeling their best Gaga looks while the star herself looked on, became the series' most-watched episode in its nine seasons. 

Nearly a million viewers tuned in to watch the show on VH1, more than doubling the viewership of last season's premiere. According to VH1, the episode was also the #1 most social show on TV that night, scoring its highest Twitter volume ever.

This Friday's episode features guest judges Lisa Kudrow and The B-52's.


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ABC/Eddy ChenOrdinary people in Europe will be able to enjoy John Legend live onstage this fall. The entertainer has added a slew of European fall dates to his previously announced Darkness and Light tour. 

The tour starts September 8 in Scotland, and will find John performing in the U.K., the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland and France.  

Tickets go on sale this Friday.

The announcement follows the "All of Me" crooner's Disneyland Paris appearance the theme park's 25th anniversary celebration over the weekend -- at the event, John performed "Beauty and the Beast."   

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Merci @johnlegend pour ce moment de magie. #DisneylandParis25 #DisneyIlluminations pic.twitter.com/WvkFWgOj13

— Disneyland Paris (@DisneylandParis) March 27, 2017

 

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCDemi Lovato made a special appearance on Monday's The Tonight Show, where she joined host Jimmy Fallon for the show's recurring segment, "Ew."

The bit centers on a girl named Sara -- played by Fallon -- who hosts a show on Teen Nick called "Ew." Sara is generally unimpressed with everything and if she doesn’t like something says “Ew” in a disparaging way.

Demi appears as Sara's BFF Emily Livingston, who drops by on her way home from shopping for a dress to wear to their school's spring fling.

"I'm so glad we're going together," says Sara, "Who needs boys anyway."

"I know," Emily answers, "They're gross."

After Emily shows Sara the dress she bought, the two take some emoji selfies, with Fallon imitating the "crazy face," and Demi following with the "crazy laughing face."

Next, the "girls" practice kissing, using a couple of pillows with Sara's two crushes, Ed Sheeran and Mario Lopez, before getting caught by Sara's step father -- played by Tonight Show head writer, A.D. Miles -- who reveals to their disgust that he'll be their chaperone for the spring fling. 

Later, the two played an “Ew!” speed round where Fallon holds up pictures and asks Demi to rate items like ankle bracelets and slime by replying either "ew" or "cute." Demi surprises her bestie by calling Best Exotic Marigold Hotel actor Tom Wilkinson "cute." However, they both love party poppers, which they pop to end the skit.

Demi teams up with DJ trio Cheat Codes on their upcoming song “No Promises,” coming out on Friday.

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Greg WilliamsShould liking Ed Sheeran too much be a crime? A woman in the U.K. has been jailed after playing Ed’s #1 hit “Shape of You” on repeat at top volume.

According to ITV, Sonia Bryce landed in court after driving her neighbors crazy by playing the tune on a loop for a half hour.

It apparently wasn’t the first time Bryce had caused problems in her neighborhood either. Her landlords had previously secured a court order barring her from creating a nuisance, but she repeatedly breached that court order and landed herself a six-week jail sentence last December.

This time, her landlords demanded she be jailed again, and a judge agreed, saying Bryce caused a "wholly unacceptable level of disturbance." She was sentenced to eight weeks behind bars.

In her defense, Bryce denied playing the Ed Sheeran tune, and insisted she “doesn’t even like” the song. But the court wasn’t buying it.

According to the Walsall Advertiser, Bryce, a mother of three, begged the judge not to take her away from her kids.  But the judge replied, "You must learn that you should behave as a reasonable and responsible adult, and not make life for your neighbors the misery that you have."

The judge added, "You have displayed nothing but violent animosity towards your neighbor, and I am quite convinced that you do not care...you do not behave like a civilized person."

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Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots spent the last year touring arenas, but they'll be going back to the venues where they started this summer for a batch of intimate shows in their hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

The three-show run, officially dubbed the Tour de Columbus, will kick off June 20 at a venue called The Basement. It continues June 21 at the Newport Music Hall and wraps up June 22 at Express Live.

For an opportunity to buy tickets for the Tour de Columbus shows, you'll need to register through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program, which you can access via TwentyOnePilots.com. Registration will close this Tuesday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Earlier this month, Twenty One Pilots concluded their North American Emotional Roadshow tour in support of their smash album Blurryface. They're currently on tour in Australia, but they'll return to the U.S. in May to headlinine the Hangout, Sasquatch! and Firefly festivals.

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Courtesy Caesars EntertainmentSpring's only about a week old, but Enrique Iglesias already knows what he's doing in September.

The singer will perform at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a third straight year to celebrate Mexican Independence Day weekend.  He'll perform September 15 and September 16, with tickets going on sale this Friday, March 31 at noon PT. Visit AXS.com or The Colosseum.com for more information.

Enrique recently announced a joint tour with Pitbull that will kick off June 3 and wrap July 6.

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Sam KolderThe Chainsmokers have shared a new track from their upcoming debut album Memories...Do Not Open. 

The song, "The One," is a ballad about a relationship that's about to end, but neither party wants to be the one to actually call it quits.  The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart sings lead on the track.

The album, due April 7, features collaborations with Coldplay, country duo Florida Georgia Line,  Jhene Aiko and Emily Warren.  If you pre-order the album, you'll get instant downloads of "The One," as well as the Coldplay collabo "Something Just Like This" and the hit "Paris."

The Chainsmokers will perform on Saturday Night Live on April 8.

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Phil Walter/Getty ImagesIf you didn't get tickets to see Adele on her current 25 world tour, you may be out of luck: the Grammy-winner says she's not sure if she wants to do another one.

According to the Australian news site News.co.au, at her show Sunday night in Auckland, New Zealand, Adele told the crowd, "Touring isn’t something I’m good at -- applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again."

She added, "The only reason I’ve toured is you [the fans]. I’m not sure if touring is my bag. My greatest accomplishment in my career is this tour.”

Adele said similar things during her shows in Australia, and her local promoter, Michael Coppel, said at the time, "It’s impossible to tell what happens next. The future’s an open book.”

If she does swear off touring, one thing Adele won't miss is battling the elements: Sunday's night's show took place in heavy rain, and she even donned a rain poncho at one point. 

"I just spent two hours in hair and makeup for nothing” she told the 40,000 fans in the audience. "Who wants to make a bet with me I’ll fall over at some stage -- or get electrocuted by my microphone?”

The singer will finish up her tour in June with a few shows at London's Wembley Stadium.

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LAVA/Republic RecordsLorde has spoken a lot about how her upcoming album Melodrama is a document of her life as a new "adult," but for her album cover, she specifically wanted to look like a teen.

According to the New Yorker, Lorde hired New York artist Sam McKinnis to paint the cover of Melodrama after meeting him through mutual friends and attending his exhibition "Egyptian Violet." That exhibit featured McKinnis' paintings based on photographs of pop culture people and things, including Prince, Laura Dern, Lil Kim, and Snoop Dogg.

McKinnis says he set up a photo shoot in a friend's New York apartment. When Lorde arrived, she changed into a vintage negligée. "She was just ready for it,” McKinniss says. "She told me, ‘I want to be a teenager in my bedroom after a long night, at daybreak.’” He then painted the album cover from the photos he took.

Because Lorde credited McKinnis as the artist when she Instagrammed the album cover, he is now being bombarded with messages from Lorde fans, who've created their own interpretations of the painting, or done their makeup to approximate the image.

Melodrama will be released June 16.

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ABC/Phil McCartenHarry Styles is the latest One Direction member with new solo music on the way.

Harry will release his debut single on April 7.  On Saturday, Harry appeared in an enigmatic TV commercial on British television which features him walking across a dark room and opening a door to the light while piano music plays before the date "April 7th" appears on screen.

The ad was posted to Harry's YouTube channel with a note a acknowledging that the spot is for Harry's debut single.

Last month Columbia Records CEO Rob Stringer told Billboard that Harry's first solo album was nearly complete. “We're close and we're very excited,” he said. “We have a record we're incredibly excited about and it’s not far away from being ready. We obviously want everything to be beautifully done, because we think he's here to stay.”

Stringer added, “Harry has stepped up with the vision of someone who's authentic.”

Harry also will be on the big screen soon.  He'll make his movie debut in Dunkirk, the WWII movie from Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan.  The movie is due July 21.

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Timothy SaccentiEver since Marian Hill's single "Down" debuted in a Super Bowl ad last month, it's topped the U.S. Shazam chart: everyone wants to know, "Who does that song?"  Only problem is, when they find out it's by Marian Hill, they assume that's the name of the woman who's singing it...and it's not.

Marian Hill is a duo made up of two people who've been friends since middle school: Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd.  They got their name by combining the names of the two main characters -- Marian Paroo and Harold Hill --  in the musical they both appeared in during eighth grade: The Music Man.  So, how often does Samantha get called "Marian?"

"Too much, but understandably so," she tells ABC Radio. "I mean, it sounds like a girl’s name, and I’m a female vocalist. But I think it’s getting better. I think the more that 'Down' becomes known and the more that we become known, they’re realizing it’s a duo, so it’s great."

Also helping is the duo's new video for "Down," which shows both of them riding up, down and every which way in an elevator.

"Down" is the first track on the duo's debut album Act One, and they describe it as an "invitation."  So what does that mean?

"I don’t think there is an easy answer," admits Samantha. "I mean, it’s about giving in to possibility, about the possibility of this person that you’re meeting, of the evening and taking a chance. It’s definitely one of our favorites and, I think, open to interpretation too."  

Marian Hill has a show Tuesday night in their home base of Brooklyn, NY, and then they're off the road until May 22, when they kick off a major headlining tour.

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ABC/Randy HolmesIt's safe to say that when people want to mock John Mayer, they often focus on his romantic hit "Your Body Is a Wonderland."  John admits that for that reason, he went through a phase where he didn't even want to perform it...but now, he's finally come to terms with it.

Speaking to The New York Times, John says, "'Your Body Is a Wonderland' lives so much in its own atmosphere that it's like it's been handed to me by some other person."

He continues, "There was a time where I didn't want to play it, where I took it very personally that people were making jokes about it. Now I go: 'It’s kind of cool to have [such a big song].'"

Mayer adds with a laugh, "I don't know if you've made it if you don't have the one [thing] that the least initiated person can yell at you when they see you. Dave Chappelle has 'Rick James,' you know?"

John's latest album, The Search for Everything, includes more romantic songs, as well as tunes about breakups and self-reflection, but what you won't find on it is political songs.  He says they're not for him.

"We live in a time right now where the message will be judged against the messenger," he explains. "There are times when I say to myself, 'I don't have the right to [sing political songs].' Because I haven't introduced myself to the world or placed myself as a mouthpiece in that way, I guess I shied away from it."

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