JUSTIN BIEBER PROMISES NEW ALBUM IN EXCHANGE FOR LIKES: Justin Bieber is promising a new album… on one condition. The 25-year-old said in an Instagram post that he will release a new album before Christmas if his post about the album gets 20 million likes. Bieber said he is “almost done” with his new album but wants to see fan demand for his music. “Share it, like it, post in your story, I gotta see the demand 😉 love you guys pumped for it! I’m almost done but your support will make me move faster,” he wrote in the caption. Bieber’s post had over 6.3 million likes as of Monday morning. Friends and fellow celebrities Scooter Braun, Cruz Beckham, DJ Khalid and Logan Paul were among those to share the post online. Bieber released his fourth studio album, “Purpose,” in November 2015.
JOHN LEGEND, KELLY CLARKSON UPDATE LYRICS FOR ‘BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ – (10/29/2019)
John Legend is releasing a deluxe edition of his holiday album A Legendary Christmas and it will include a new version of the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” with updated lyrics.
The 40-year-old singer is collaborating with fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson for the new version of the song.
John and comedian Natasha Rothwell wrote new lyrics to give “Baby It’s Cold Outside” a modern and irreverent narrative. It has long been considered that the holiday tune is a sexist song that is seemingly about a date rape. The new lyrics have taken out the controversial sexist lines to be more appropriate for 2019:
“I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)/ I’ve gotta go away (I can call you a ride)/ This evening has been (so glad that you dropped in)/ So very nice (time spent with you is paradise)/ My mother will start to worry (I’ll call a car and tell ‘em to hurry).”
Whereas once the lyrics went, “Say, what’s in this drink?” and featured a woman protesting “The answer is no” and her male partner continuing to try to wear her down, Legend has revised them.
“What will my friends think?” Clarkson now asks, before he responds, “I think they should rejoice.” Clarkson finishes her thought with “If I have one more drink?” before Legend replies, “It’s your body, and your choice.”
Other new tracks on the 18-track album will include “This Christmas,” “My Favorite Things,” and “Christmas in New Orleans.” The deluxe edition of the album will be released on November 8th.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” was first penned by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls) in 1944 as a duet for him to sing with his wife at parties. It’s gone on to become an enduring holiday classic, sung by everyone from Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart to Michael Bublé and Idina Menzel to Chris Colfer and Darren Criss on an episode of Glee.
But in recent years the lyrics have raised eyebrows. Last year, the song was taken off of some radio playlists in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Loesser’s daughter Susan told NBC News that “Bill Cosby ruined it for everybody,” referring to the comedian being accused by 60 women of drugging and assaulting them. “Way before #MeToo, I would hear from time to time people call it a date rape song. I would get annoyed because it’s a song my father wrote for him and my mother to sing at parties. But ever since Cosby was accused of drugging women, I hear the date rape thing all the time,” she said.
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‘FRIENDS’ SUPERFAN CHARLIE PUTH MEETS JENNIFER ANISTON ON ‘ELLEN’ – (10/29/2019)
Charlie Puth had one of his dreams come true when he got to meet Jennifer Aniston for the first time.
Before performing his new single, “Mother,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, the 27-year-old singer admitted he was “shaking from excitement” simply from being on the same set as Jennifer, who also appeared on the talk show that same morning.
Of course, Ellen decided to bring Jennifer out to surprise Charlie, who greeted the actress with a giant hug. The Friends superfan could hardly keep his cool, saying, “I’m dying right now. Are you gonna stay? You can stay,” and later adding, “You smell so good.”
With Jen casually propped up on his chair, Charlie couldn’t resist asking her about the possibility of a Friends reboot, which elicited a coy response.
“We would love for there to be something, but we don’t know what that something is. We’re working on something,” Jennifer said.
Charlie volunteered to get involved and help out with making new music for a future reboot, after which he blurted out, “This is my new girlfriend,” referencing Jennifer.
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DUA LIPA JOINS LINEUP OF PERFORMERS FOR MTV EMAS: Dua Lipa has joined the lineup of performers for the 2019 MTV EMAs. Two days after her new song “Don’t Start Now” drops, Dua will take the stage for the November 3rd awards ceremony in Seville, Spain. “See you in Seville my angels… this is gonna be a fun one!” she tweeted. Also performing at the show are K-pop group NCT 127. Previously announced performers include Niall Horan, Halsey, Akon, Mabel and Ava Max. Becky G will host. The leading nominees are Ariana Grande, who has seven nods, and Lil Nax X, Shawn Mendes and Billie Eilish, who each have six. Fans can vote at mtvema.com until November 2nd.
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