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5 Seconds of Summer Score Eighth Week at No. 1 In Australia With ‘Youngblood’

5 Seconds of Summer notch an eighth consecutive week at No. 1 on Australia’s singles chart with “Youngblood” (Capitol/EMI), a feat which places the track in a tie for the second-longest streak at the top for a homegrown track. Meanwhile Drake’s Scorpion (Republic/Universal) enters a second week at the summit of the albums survey.  The double-platinum certified “Youngblood” joins Austen Tayshus’ “Australiana,” Savage Garden’s “Truly Madly Deeply” and Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” in joint-second place on the leaderboard for Aussie acts on the ARIA chart. If “Youngblood” can log another week at No. 1, it’ll equal the record set by Justice Crew with “Que Sera” (Sony), which dominated the official tally for nine w...

Where Is Luis Miguel’s Mother? Twitter Reacts to Series Finale

So, where is Luis Miguel mother? Nowhere. Yet.  The Telemundo/Netflix series based on the life of fabled Mexican singer Luis Miguel’s (played by Diego Boneta), which has centered in large degree to the whereabouts of his long-disappeared mother, ended in a question mark.  Luis Miguel begs his moribund father, the much-hated Luisito Rey, to tell him where to find his mother. “You already know where she is,” replies Rey, who has become the most vilified of villains, on this death bed. So, where is Marcela?  Twitter exploded after the series finale on Sunday, with #LuisMiguellaserie, #LuisitoRey, #Luisrey and #mickey all becoming global trending topics. Hold your breath. It appears a second season of Luis Miguel: La Serie is a strong possibility although an announcement has not yet been made....

Eminem, Ed Sheeran & 50 Cent Got Together for a ‘Legendary’ Selfie

Eminem shared the stage with guests Ed Sheeran and 50 Cent this weekend, and the trio also took the opportunity to get together for an unforgettable selfie. “Thank you @edsheeran and @50cent for joining my collection of legendary selfies,” the rapper wrote on Twitter Sunday night (July 15). At England’s Twickenham Stadium, Eminem, Sheeran (who joined the rapper for “River,” their collaboration from Revival) and 50 Cent (who apparently performed several songs with him) assembled close together — though Eminem’s face is cut out of the frame. The not-quite-in-the-picture pose is his signature “selfie” move. Sheeran posted the same photo on Instagram, where he wrote, “Thank you for @eminem for having me onstage tonight.” Eminem ...

Cardi B Adjusts to Mom Life: ‘This Job Requires Full Day, All Day, All Night Attention’

Baby Kulture’s arrival was just announced a few days ago, and the newborn is already giving mom Cardi B a crash course on parenthood. “Thank you to family and friends that’s been hitting me up checking on me,” the rapper wrote on Instagram, where she posted a parody video of herself and Offset getting used to life with a new baby. “It’s been a little hard for me to reply back cause this mommy job requires full day ,all day ,all night attention.” Meanwhile, on Twitter, she empathized with all the tired moms and dads out there: “When parents say ‘if you wake the baby up YOU PUTTING HER BACK TO SLEEP!’ I feel that.” Sleepless nights aside, Cardi is clearly smitten with her bundle of joy. “I still can’t believe it ,all mines,” s...

System of a Down Members Finally Break Silence About Lack of New Music Since 2005

System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian and guitarist Daron Malakian are finally breaking their silence about why the rock band hasn’t released new music since 2005’s back-to-back albums, Mezmerize and Hypnotize. SOAD officially went on hiatus in 2006, but reconvened four years later for live performances around the globe. Since then, the group — consisting of vocalist Tankian, guitarist/vocalist Malakian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan — has continued to tour behind hits dating back to 1998. In a recent interview to promote a new album by his side band Scars on Broadway, Malakian pointed to Tankian for the reason SOAD hasn’t released new music in more than a decade. “I don’t want to throw Serj under the bus — he’s my friend and he’s so...

Beyonce & JAY-Z Threw A World Cup Final Viewing Party At Their Paris On The Run II Show

Beyoncé and JAY-Z got into the World Cup spirit on Sunday (July 15) — which was perfect considering they were headlining Paris’ Stade de France moments after France’s Les Bleus earned themselves another trophy. Before the Carters took the stage for their second performance at the stadium in France’s capital, the monitors broadcast the World Cup final, which had France facing Croatia on the pitch for soccer’s most prestigious title. France — who’ve won the World Cup once before, in 1998 — beat Croatia 4-2, and Beyoncé was there to cheer on the team and capture the joyous reaction of “one of the best audiences so far!” before the cup was won. Check out Beyoncé’s photos from Paris’ Stade de France below.

Britney Spears Dances Through Wardrobe Malfunction in Maryland

The show must go on, and that it did for Britney Spears — even while experiencing a minor wardrobe malfunction. Spears appeared to take a moment to try to adjust her top while on stage, but one of her nipples remained exposed as she finished performing “Freakshow” in Maryland Friday night (July 13). Although her sparkly, black bra failed to do its job, she kept on dancing. The pop star was in town for her Piece of Me Tour, with a two-night stint at the MGM National Harbor. See a fan-filmed video of her performance below. (Warning: The incident is captured on camera around the 4:37 mark.) [embedded content]

Drake Drops ‘Fire in the Booth’ Freestyle

Another week, another freestyle from Drake. The rapper joined host Charlie Sloth for a BBC 1Xtra segment called “Fire in the Booth,” as seen in a video that hit YouTube Saturday (July 14). He previously got into the booth for a “Behind Barz” freestyle for Link Up TV that first made an appearance last weekend. Both freestyles follow the release of his latest album, Scorpion, which industry forecasters predict will see a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “Y’all keepin’ the score while watchin’ me score/ Y’all keep the awards, I’ll take the rewards,” Drake raps. “If y’all goin’ for fun, I’ll stay and record/ But if y’all goin’ to war I’m there for sure/ Wouldn’t miss it.&...

John Mayer Teases Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Over Steamy Hot Tub Photos

John Mayer was quick to share his comical thoughts about recent photos Justin Bieber shared of himself making out with his new fiancé Hailey Baldwin. On Saturday (July 14), less than a week after their engagement in the Bahamas, the singer posted three steamy pictures of himself kissing the model in what appears to be a hot tub. Mayer’s first thought about the photos? The awkward “third wheel” snapping the intimate photos alongside the lovebirds. “Interesting dynamic with the photographer in the hot tub,” Mayer wrote as a comment, which was first spotted by Instagram account Comments by Celebs. “That’s gotta feel super third wheel.” Mayer added, “I see a lot of myself in this hot tub photographer. Imagine being in a hot tub on business.” It’s unclear who took ...

Transgender Artists Applaud Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Rub & Tug’ Exit

There’s not always lot of distance between celebration and relief. Less than 24 hours after FX announced a second season of the transgender-centric TV series Pose — a ground-breaking show created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals that features the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ characters ever for a scripted series — Scarlett Johansson announced that she was exiting Rub & Tug, a film in which she was set to star as Dante Tex Gill, a transgender man.  The A-list actress issued a statement to Out.com, offering that she had “decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project” following ethical concerns about her participation as a cisgender actress. “Our cultural understanding of transgender people continues to advance, and I...

Shawn Mendes Dazzles Fans With Mature Performance at Intimate SiriusXM Show in L.A.

Shawn Mendes performed at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood for a small crowd at the SiriusXM exclusive subscriber event Friday (July 13). Listeners were treated to live renditions of Mendes’ songs from his latest, self-titled studio album. After taking the stage with a 10-track setlist, SiriusXM hosts Michael Yo, Tony Fly and Symon joined the artist for a Q&A session where he offered insight into who keeps him humble and what his day off looks like. The listener event only brought the biggest fans to its small quarters. Two excited girls were showing off their SiriusXM meet-and-greet pictures with Mendes beforehand to their accompanying fathers, as the exclusive concert doubled as a family-friendly affair. Once doors opened for the line of people trailing down Sunset Boulevard, conce...

Nancy Sinatra Sr., First Wife of Frank Sinatra, Dies at 101

Nancy Sinatra Sr., the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr., tweeted that her mother died Friday (July 13) and a posting on her web page said she died at 6:02 p.m. but didn’t indicate where she died. “She was a blessing and the light of my life,” her daughter said. Attempts to reach representatives for Sinatra Jr. late Friday were unsuccessful. Nancy and Frank Sinatra had been dating as teenagers and married at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Feb. 4, 1939, just as Frank’s singing career was about to take off. Three years before marrying the former Nancy Barbato, he had landed a 15-minute radio show on local station WAAT. My ...