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It's official: Kelly Clarkson is staging an 'American Idol' season one reunion on her talk show next week

NBCIt's official: Kelly Clarkson is staging an American Idol season one reunion on her talk show next week -- complete with the runner-up.

According to EW, on Wednesday, September 18, The Kelly Clarkson Show will welcome original judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, along with season one runner-up Justin Guarini.  Kelly and Justin were the final two contestants on the first season of American Idol back in 2002.  She and Justin later teamed up for the universally reviled movie From Justin to Kelly.

Ryan Seacrest, who continues to host American Idol on ABC, will also join via satellite, according to Simon Cowell, who mock-complained to Extra, "I told him I flew in from London to be there, he stayed in New York.”

Simon told Extra about the experience, saying, "It was almost like we were still doing the show...[it was] surreal. You have to remember, it doesn’t feel like all those years ago that we did the finale, so suddenly I’m sitting on her talk show being interviewed by her. She was brilliant, I have to say, really good. She was an absolute natural. She’s incredible.”

Simon's currently a judge on America’s Got Talent. Paula has a Las Vegas residency.  Randy hosted America’s Best Dance Crew and has appeared on The X Factor as an advisor.  As for Justin, we'll find out on Wednesday.

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Shawn Mendes' hometown Toronto stadium concert was officially his biggest show ever

Brian ZiffLast Friday, Shawn Mendes wrapped up the North American leg of his tour with a hometown show at Toronto’s Rogers Center – his first ever headlining stadium concert.  It was a huge milestone for Shawn and not surprisingly, Billboard now reports that it was also his highest-grossing and best-selling engagement ever.

According to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore, the show grossed $3.4 million and sold 50,772 tickets.

“It’s taken me 24 hours be able to wrap my head around how breathtaking playing in Toronto was... I’ve never experienced something so moving in my entire life,” Shawn wrote on Instagram Sunday.

Shawn Mendes: The Tour is already the biggest trek of the singer’s career, earning $69.5 million so far. It tops his 2017 Illuminate World Tour, which earned $35 million.

Shawn heads to Asia later this month to kick off the next leg of the tour.

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Louis Tomlinson's "Kill My Mind" video ends on a literal cliffhanger

Syco/Arista RecordsLouis Tomlinson has released the music video for his new song, “Kill My Mind.”

In the clip, Louis rocks out at a club in front of a hyped audience as we see a man riding through the countryside on a motorcycle. The man eventually arrives at the club, surprising a woman in the front row.

The two kiss and then leave together. They end up frolicking on a cliffside and the man seemingly jumps -- the video ends with the woman looking over the edge. We then see a tease of what appears to be Louis’ next video, where the couple’s story will be continued.

“Kill My Mind” is the second single from Louis’ upcoming debut solo album, following “Two of Us.”

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Camila Cabello explains "pretty crazy and ridiculous" video; is honored by Save the Children

EpicCamila Cabello fans are loving her outrageous video for the new single, "Liar," which features a woman reliving the same scenario over and over again, Groundhog Day-style. Now, she's taken to Twitter to explain the meaning of the clip.

"The video is pretty crazy and ridiculous...but the messages are what make me most proud of it," she writes.  "I wanted one of the themes to be true love over materialism...the other message I love in it is about living your truth."

"The first time I try to lie, life immediately punishes me by making me choke to death," she explains, referring to the first scene, where she dies while attempting to tell her rich jerk of a fiance that she hates him.

"Then I try to avoid [the conflict] by telling little truths, but not the actual BIG truth, which is that I'm unhappy with this...seemingly perfect fiance," she continues. "So every time I try to ignore it, the messages become louder and louder, so I relive the same day and die every time I don't say the real truth."

"When I finally admit [the truth] to my fiance...the...loop is broke!" she adds. "Moral of the story: Live your truth and choose LOVE over all the other BS that doesn't really matter."

In other Camila news, Thursday in New York City, the international humanitarian organization Save the Children presented her with its Voice Award, for her "extraordinary dedication to speaking up on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable children."

On Instagram, she wrote, "I really hope to work with @savethechildren for the rest of my life, I felt so humbled and so inspired to be in a room full of people that dedicate their lives to making kids’ lives better all over the world."

#LiarMusicVideo https://t.co/IjWEnlysiK pic.twitter.com/aVnlCGBMTx

— camila (@Camila_Cabello) September 12, 2019

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Justin Timberlake teams with Tiger Woods to raise millions for the Bahamas: It's "a really special place to me"

ABC/Tyler GoldenJustin Timberlake is coming to the aid of the Bahamas, after the islands were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

"The Bahamas is a really special place to me. I’ve spent a lot of time there over the years, both with my family and in the studio, so I want to do all I can to help and I hope you will too," JT wrote on Instagram.

The way that he's helping is teaming up with Tiger Woods and some corporate partners to establish the One Bahamas Fund, which will help "raise money and support for the restoration and rebuilding" efforts.

Justin, Tiger and their corporate partners have already pledged $6 million toward relief and rebuilding. Now, Tiger says in a statement, "Our hope is that others will join us in the effort so we can actually raise $12 million or more."

Justin wrote, "The damage and devastation the residents are facing after #HurricaneDorian is unfathomable so we’re matching dollar for dollar the the next $6 million raised. If you give $1 we’ll match it so we can hopefully turn that $6 million into $12 million, together."

That means that if you donate, say, $50, Justin, Tiger and the partners will match it with another $50, making a total donation of $100. You can find out more at OneBahamasFund.org.

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Madonna collaborates with Too Faced on limited edition makeup kits

Live Nation/Interscope Records/MaverickMadonna is the latest music star to get into the cosmetics game.

The singer has announced a new limited-edition collaboration with the makeup brand Too Faced, featuring two makeup kits inspired by the looks she’ll be wearing on tour. But if you want to get your hands on the products, there are only a couple of ways to snag them.

The Madonna X Too Faced makeup kits will be sold at each of Madonna’s Madame X tour dates. They're also be temporarily available at a New York City pop-up shop from today, September 13, through September 19. The pop-up is located at 430 West 15th Street in NYC.

There’s the "I Rise" kit, featuring a palette with exclusive eyeshadow and blush shades named after Madonna’s hit songs, a brow pencil, the brand’s popular Better Than Sex mascara and its Melted Matte lipstick in the shade Sell Out.

The "Medellin" collection has a palette with exclusive eyeshadow shades and a highlighter, along with the brand’s Damn Girl! mascara, a Better Than Sex liquid eyeliner and a Melted Matte lipstick in the shade Lady B***s.

The pop-up store also features other Madonna merch, including shirts, hats, scarves, necklaces and more.

Madonna’s Madame X tour begins September 17 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Madame ❌ is also Too Faced.................... NYC Pop-Up store Limited edition ♥️ 430 West 15th st. Friday 9/13 - Thursday 9/19 💙💄 💚💅🏻 💜 #madamex #toofaced pic.twitter.com/ZoS8zOzbfZ

— Madonna (@Madonna) September 13, 2019

Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi among 2019 'Q' Awards nominees

ABC/Randy HolmesBillie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and Ariana Grande are among the nominees for the 2019 Q Awards, handed out by the British music magazine Q.

Billie leads the pack with four nominations, including Best Track for "bad guy," Best Solo Artist, Best Album and the impressively titled Best Act in the World Today. Lewis scored nods in three categories: Best Track for "Somebody You Loved," Best Solo Artist and Best Breakthrough Act.

Ariana’s show at the O2 in London was nominated for Best Live Performance, while Lizzo’s “Juice” was nominated in the Best Track category.

The 2019 Q Awards take place October 16 in London. To view the full list of nominees, visit QtheMusic.com.

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Julia Michaels releases 'If You Need Me,' inspired by Facebook Watch series 'Sorry for Your Loss'

Clare GillenJulia Michaels has released a new track inspired by season two of the Facebook Watch series, Sorry for Your Loss.

The singer penned the song, called “If You Need Me,” after meeting and hearing from people who have connected on the Sorry for Your Loss official Facebook Group over their shared experiences of grief.

“Even when someone is not with you, you can still feel them with you,” Julia says in a statement. “I wanted the chorus to be ‘If you need me, I’m there’… even if I can’t physically be there, I’m still there. That can be about the person that isn’t visibly here anymore, and it can be about the community they have built within Sorry for Your Loss.”

The series follows Elizabeth Olsen’s Leigh Shaw as she deals with the sudden death of her husband. Three episodes from season two premiere Tuesday, October 1 at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET on Facebook Watch.

Additional content featuring Julia’s meeting with the Sorry for Your Loss Facebook group members, as well as a special performance video, will be released in the coming weeks.

“If You Need Me” follows the release of Julia’s latest EP, Inner Monologue Part 2.

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Blanco Brown's debut album 'Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs' coming October 11

BBR Music GroupIt's a big day for "The Git Up" artist Blanco Brown.

The singer, who calls his brand of music, "TrailerTrap," has debuted the official video for "The Git Up" and also announced that his debut album Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, will be out October 11. 

The album was inspired by Blanco's experiences of growing up partly in Atlanta, and partly in rural Georgia, where his two biggest musical influences were Johnny Cash and Outkast.

“This album represents everything I stand for and all of the different entities of my life," Blanco says in a statement. "For a long time, I was anxious about releasing my own music. I often wondered what the outcome would be and if people would accept my sound, culture, music and the TrailerTrap lifestyle, but I’m finally ready to be my own narrator.”

As for the video, it's currently available to watch on YouTube.  It shows Blanco getting up, putting a pair of spurs on his sneakers, and heading out, where he does the dance down the street with a group of people, with some firemen, with some senior citizens, and then with a huge crowd of people in a field.

Some of the folks in the video are the same ones who made their own videos of themselves doing "The Git Up" and posted them online.

Here's the album's track listing:

“Temporary Insanity”
“Funky Tonk”
“Georgia Power”
“Gemini (Damn Right)”
“Ghett Ol Memories”
“Don’t Love Her”
“Tn Whiskey”
“The Git Up”

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Meghan Trainor embraces her “Genetics” on confident new track

Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor is back with a boost of confidence. The singer, known for her empowering anthems, has released another one: “Genetics.”

On the unapologetic dance track, Meghan sings about flaunting the body she's been blessed with thanks to genetics.

“How you get that bod?/Is it from God?/Did you work real hard?/G-E-N-E-T-I-C-S,” she sings.

The song is featured in the new Netflix film Tall Girl, which is out today.

In addition to the new track, Meghan has also released four remixes of her current song with Kaskade, “With You.”

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Sheryl Crow clarifies "big stink" comments regarding Taylor Swift's masters: "Stop pitting women against each other"

Charles Sykes/BravoOn Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen a few days ago, Sheryl Crow was asked her thoughts about the controversy over Taylor Swift's master recordings, because Sheryl is signed to Taylor's former record company, Big Machine. Now, she's clarifying her response to that question after an outcry by Taylor's fans.

As you'll recall, Big Machine -- and Taylor's masters -- are now owned by Scooter Braun, a development that Taylor has called her "worst case scenario."  Sheryl told Cohen that she didn't know what the "big stink" was about, noting that her own masters had changed hands several times. 

Now, Sheryl says in a video, "It's been brought to my attention that some people think I was negative about Taylor Swift on the Andy Cohen show and that was totally taken out of context."

"To be honest I don't generally weigh in about other celebrities because I don't keep up with celebrity news," she explains. "So when I said I didn't know what the 'stink' was about, I meant I didn't know what the situation was about."

"I totally support Taylor. I think she does great humanitarian work. She's outspoken politically and she's an awesome songwriter," Sheryl continued.

"So all the stuff about the masters. I don't know what her situation was. I know my masters have changed hands quite a few times but I wouldn't weigh in on her situation, because I really didn't know."

"So for all you guys out there that think that 'stink' was a negative word...it was totally wrong word choice," she concluded.

On Twitter, she added, "If you listen to the whole clip, I explain that I live with my head in a big hole, and don’t know the details...Don’t go for the clickbait. And stop pitting women against each other."

To those who thought I was downplaying @taylorswift13’s masters changing hands, I chose the wrong word. I should have said I don’t know what the situation is instead of the word stink which sounds extremely negative. I have total respect for Taylor & always wish the best for her. pic.twitter.com/2uJ6ow7qDC

— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) September 12, 2019

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Sam Smith changes pronouns to "they/them": "I've decided to embrace myself for who I am"

Ruven AfanadorAfter previously coming out as gender non-binary, Sam Smith has officially changed pronouns to "they/them."

The singer announced the change with a post on Instagram.

"Today is a good day so here goes. I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM," Sam writes. "After a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out."

Sam continues, "I'm so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I've been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*** it! I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you."

While Sam adds that while they are not ready to, "eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary," they just "want to be VISIBLE and open."

In an interview with The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil for her "I Weigh" movement back in March, Sam explained, "I'm not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between."

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Halsey's new album 'Manic' out January 17; first single 'Graveyard' out now

Capitol RecordsHalsey revealed Friday that fans will have to wait until January 17, 2020 for her new album Manic. But they don't have to wait for its lead single, “Graveyard,” out now.

In the song, Halsey looks back on a destructive relationship and how she would have done anything for the person, even though it wasn't in her best interest.

“'Cause I keep digging myself down deeper/Won't stop till I get where you are/Oh when you go down all your darkest roads/I would have followed all the way to the graveyard,” she sings.

Yesterday, fans were able to watch a stream of Halsey painting the Manic cover art, which is a portrait of Halsey with blue glittery eyeshadow around one eye and the top of her hair dyed rainbow colors. The visualizer for “Graveyard” is a time lapse of Halsey creating the artwork.

Manic, Halsey's third album, follows her 2017 release hopeless fountain kingdom.

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Selena Gomez reveals she had a huge crush on Cole Sprouse

ABC Image Group LASelena Gomez gave fans a lot to talk about in her most recent #ThrowbackThursday Instagram post.  The singer revealed that when she was a pre-teen, she was caught in a love triangle with Cole Sprouse and a boy named Juan.

"Apparently my heart was very conflicted between Juan and Cole Sprouse when I was 11," Gomez cheekily captions in the video, which shows off writing on a wall from her childhood home.  

One handwritten message on the wall reads, "Selena Cole Sprouse forever." 

This hilarious find is all the more delicious because Cole's brother, Dylan Sprouse, was actually Gomez's first kiss.  Gomez appeared on an episode of Suite Life of Zack & Cody in 2006, where he and Selena performed a scene from the Shakespeare comedy A Midsummer's Night Dream.  Gomez confirmed the on-screen kiss the two shared was her first.  

As for who Juan is?  The world may never know -- it's possible even Gomez doesn't remember who her 11-year-old heart pined after.

Selena, now 27, is rumored to be happily enjoying the single life.

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Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus & Lana Del Rey are bad angels in "Don't Call Me Angel" video

Republic RecordsAt the stroke of midnight Friday, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey dropped their new single and music video for “Don’t Call Me Angel,” from the upcoming Charlie's Angels reboot.

The sexy clip opens with the trio strutting down a lavish corridor, dressed all in black and sporting black angel wings.

Ariana and Miley dominate most of the song.  Grande spends most of her time in a mansion and clad in a white angel outfit, while Cyrus shows off her boxing skills on some poor guy bound to a chair in a boxing ring.

“I make my money, and I write the checks/So say my name with a little respect,” the ladies sing before Lana, in her breathy voice, takes over for the song's bridge.

The video comes to an end with the girls back in black and looking anything like angels.

The Charlie's Angels reboot, written and directed by Elizabeth Banks -- who also makes a cameo appearance at the end of the video -- introduces us to a new spy trio, played by Kristen Stewart, Aladdin’s Naomi Scott and newcomer Ella Balinska. It hits theaters on November 15.

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Report: Adele officially files for divorce from husband Simon Konecki

Columbia RecordsIt's officially over between Adele and husband Simon Konecki

E! News confirms that the 31-year-old singer filed for divorce from Konecki on Thursday.  The couple previously announced their split in April.

The two have been together for eight years total but married in 2016 and share a six-year-old son named Angelo.  No word on custody arrangements as of yet but a representative for the pair did release a statement in April that read, "They are committed to raising their son together lovingly."

It's unknown why the two have called it off but when the split was first announced, E! cited sources claiming Adele's ballooning career, which caused a radical shift in their lifestyle, was to blame.

Adele, who's notoriously private about her personal life, has yet to comment on the split. 

However, fans might hear parts of the story on Adele's next album.  People reported last week that she's ready to channel all her heartbreak into some new songs on the follow-up to 2015’s Grammy-winning album, 25

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Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X top 'Billboard''s annual '21 Under 21' list

Kenneth Cappello/Eric LaggTwo rising stars -- who've smashed chart records without even being old enough to drink -- top Billboard's annual "21 Under 21" list: Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X.

Seventeen-year-old Billie and 20-year old Nas rank at #1 and #2, respectively, on Billboard's list, which ranks musicians under 21 by their album and track sales, streams, social media impressions, radio and TV audience size, reputation and industry impact in the past 12 months.

Billie tops the chart thanks in part to her acclaimed #1 album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, which Billboard says "helped define popular music this year." Billie also hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her smash "bad guy," and she'll appear on Saturday Night Live on September 28. But as she tells the publication, "It's so not a competition."

As for Lil Nas X, he set the all-time record for the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 #1 single in history, thanks to his unlikely team-up with Billy Ray Cyrus on "Old Town Road." The 19-week chart topper has also earned the duo a Country Music Association nod for Musical Event of the Year. He also won two MTV VMAs, and has teased that he plans to release 25 remixes of his current single, "Panini."

The rest of Billboard's list includes young stars of pop, country, R&B, alt-pop, K-pop and Latin music.  Among them: Juice WRLD, Lil Pump, Daya, Grace VanderWaal, Willow Smith, Sabrina Carpenter, Noah Cyrus, Lil Tecca and boy bands Why Don't We and PRETTY MUCH.

Here's the full list:

1. Billie Eilish, 17
2. Lil Nas X, 20
3. Juice WRLD, 20
4. Lil Pump, 19
5. Chloe X Halle, 21, 19
6. Lil Tecca, 17
7. Mason Ramsey, 12
8. Bhad Bhabie, 16
9. Christian Nodal, 20
10. Daya, 20
11. Why Don't We, 18-21
12. Noah Cyrus, 19
13. NCT Dream, 17-19
14. Sabrina Carpenter, 20
15. King Princess, 20
16. PRETTYMUCH, 19-22
17. Grace VanderWaal, 15
18. Willow Smith, 18
19. Manuel Turizo, 19
20. Snail Mail, 20
21. Paloma Mami, 19

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Halsey's new album is called 'Manic'

Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime VideoHalsey's third album will be called Manic.

She revealed the news via Twitter on Thursday, along with a link to a website called ManicTheAlbum.  Right now, the website features a livestream video of Halsey painting a giant canvas with an image that appears to be the album cover.

The title of the album shouldn't come as a surprise to Halsey fans. This summer in her Rolling Stone interview, the singer, who has bipolar disorder, revealed that she's been in an "extended manic period," and explained that her album is "the first I’ve ever written [while] manic.”

Describing the album, she said it includes “hip-hop, rock, country, f****** everything — because it’s so manic. It’s soooooo manic. It’s literally just, like, whatever the f*** I felt like making; there was no reason I couldn’t make it.”

Friday morning, Halsey will release the latest song from Manic, "Graveyard." It's the follow up to her previous single, "Nightmare."  She gave "Graveyard" its live debut earlier this week during Rihanna's Savage X Fenty New York fashion show, which will stream on Amazon Prime Video on September 20.

1:17PM PST

— h (@halsey) September 12, 2019

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Another one: DJ Khaled and wife expecting a baby boy

ABC/Image Group LADJ Khaled is about to be the Father of Asahd...and another one.

The DJ announced on Instagram that he and his wife Nicole Tuck are expecting another baby...a boy. He posted a video of his son Asahd watching as his mom has an ultrasound, and Khaled tells him that it's his brother. 

"Another one," Asahd says adorably, with some prompting from dad.

In a lengthy caption, Khaled writes, "God is the greatest....Almost 3 years ago when I found out my queen was expecting our son Asahd I knew my life would change forever and that OUR legacy would soon be on the way. After that blessing I released some of my biggest albums to date (Grateful and Father Of Asahd) inspired by his greatness."

He continues, "Just when I thought life couldn’t get any better, I received another blessing that my queen is expecting an addition to our legacy. I’m feeling more inspired than ever now."

"As we go into this journey I’m taking FANLUV along with me to keep the love and blessings flowing to the world!" the "I'm the One" star adds.

He concludes his message by writing, "MY QUEEN I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!  ASAHD I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! And to the little boy in my QUEEN’S BELLY I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!"

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Rihanna shuts down the possibility of her performing at the Super Bowl: "I still got an album to finish"

Getty Images for Savage X Fenty Show Presented by Amazon Prime Video Rihanna is a very busy woman these days, and the last thing on her radar is Super Bowl 2020. 

Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, on the red carpet before her Savage X Fenty runway show earlier this week, the bad gal confirmed that she is still very much focused on completing a follow-up to 2016's Anti

When asked if there was a possibility of her performing at next year's halftime show, Rihanna told ET, "Actually, this is my first time hearing about the Super Bowl since last Super Bowl."

"I still got an album to finish," she added. "You're gonna ask about Super Bowl, really? My fans are gonna have my neck."

Unfortunately, Rihanna wouldn't reveal any details about her hotly-anticipated album.

"Whatever I do is gonna be confident whether it's the album, perfume, lingerie, makeup, or fashion," Rih said. "Y'all gonna have to wait. Navy, I'm so sorry."

As previously reported, Rih was said to have been a front runner to perform at last year's Super Bowl halftime show, but allegedly turned down the coveted event in support of Colin Kapernick

Jennifer Lopez has reportedly been approached to perform at next year's game.

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