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  1. What can I say?



    The latest chapter in Taylor Swift's Reputation era has arrived.



    Swift surprised fans today (Oct. 19) when she seemingly out of nowhere announced plans to release a new song. It's titled "Gorgeous," the third taste from the singer's forthcoming album, Reputation, out Nov. 10. It's all part of Tay's elaborate plan to keep the focus on the new tunes. All of her Instagram posts disabled the comments section and she's reportedly not giving any interviews this era. One of her posts said "There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation." And here we are: "Gorgeous."

    On "Gorgeous," Taylor is hypnotized by a guy's physical beauty.

    "You're so gorgeous I can't say anything to your face," Swift sings over plunky synths. "Cause look at your face. You should take it as a compliment that I'm talking to everyone here but you / You should think about the consequence of you touching my hand in the darkened room / If you got a girlfriend I'm jealous of her / But if you're single that's honestly worse cause you're so gorgeous it actually hurts."

    "Gorgeous" is my least favorite of the three thus far. Something about Taylor drooling over how pretty a guy's face is just doesn't feel authentic. Especially when "Look What You Made Me Do" and "Ready For It?" are so aggressive; this just doesn't fit. As a buzz track? I'm here for it.

    Listen below:



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  2. Ferocious.



    Marhsmello and Selena Gomez ready new song, "Wolves."



    Finally! A timeline. Gomez and Marhsmello have been teasing their new collaboration for months now. We now know it's called "Wolves" and drops next Wednesday, October 25.

    Gomez previously described the song as “beautiful,” adding that it's “one of my favorite songs.”

    See the announcements below:

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  3. Can't drink the pain away.



    Can't drink the pain away.



    There's no stopping Maroon 5. The band is determined to secure a smash, unleashing one song after the next off their forthcoming album Red Pill Blues.

    Frontman Adam Levine said they're not interested in releasing pop cuts this time around, but it's impossible for them to escape that sugary vortex. They're definitely trying, though. Following "What Lovers Do" featuring SZA and "Help Me Out" with Julia Michaels is "Whiskey" featuring A$AP Rocky, a reflective piano-driven ballad.

    "I never knew that love was blind / 'Til I was hers," Levine sings. "'But she was never mine/ Yeah, I was reckless, but I let it burn / 'Til she kissed me like a whiskey," he sings. A$AP Rocky also recalls a former flame from the bottom of the bottle. "I ain't like the other cognacs/ Or the type of cat that'd never call back/ Or lose contact when you're running out of rum and you make a run," he raps. "All of that tequila's a killer/ A little vodka break her off something proper/ Pop a cork and play spin the bottle."

    Ever had one of those drunken nights and longed for lost love? Yep, that's "Whiskey." Listen below beginning at midnight:



    Red Pill Blues will be released on November 3rd via Interscope Records.

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  4. Follow the light.



    It's OFFICIALLY the holiday season.



    Mariah Carey has some serious competition from her pop peers this holiday season. Gwen Stefani already dropped her holiday album and Sia has one on the way, but they're no match for Miss Mariah. The Christmas chanteuse has a new Xmas song out. It's titled "The Star" and serves as the lead soundtrack song from the original animated film also named The Star.

    It's a power ballad about Jesus Christ. Who can compete with that? “One dark night something said follow the light / So you look up and see the word that’s written upon the sky," Carey sings. "Strong and wise / Keeping the lord as your guide / And through the doubt you realize he’s with you all the while / Follow that star above you should the world try to break you down / There is one that waits for you / Though you can’t see him now.”

    "The Star" is magical, mystical, Mariah. The track is available to stream beginning at midnight:



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  5. "I wanted out."



    "It's off. It's released. I've released it."



    Michelle Williams is the butt of a lot of jokes on the Internet when it comes to Destiny's Child. It sucks, and it's wrong, and it hurt her at the height of the band's success.

    During her appearance on The Talk, Williams opened up about dealing with depression in her twenties despite ~having it all~. The singer was inspired by Demi Lovato's candid YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated; Demi opened up about past drug use and an ongoing battle with an eating disorder. Williams applauded Demi's bravery and willingness to "normalize" the topic of mental health before admitting her previous struggles – that life became so dark and heavy at one point she had contemplated suicide.

    "I didn't know until I was in my 30s what was going on," Williams said. "I just thought it was growing pains. I just thought, 'I'm turning into a woman.' I've been suffering since the ages of between 13 and 15. At that age, I didn't know what to call it."

    She added: "I'm in one of the top-selling female groups of all time, suffering with depression," she recalled. "When I disclosed it to our manager at the time, bless his heart, he was like, 'Y'all just signed a multi-million dollar deal and you're about to go on tour. What do you have to be depressed about?' So I was like, 'Oh, maybe I'm just tired.'"

    "I was to that place where it got so dark and heavy because sometimes you feel like, 'I'm the provider, I take care of people. I'm not supposed to be feeling this way. What do I do?' And I wanted out."

    Watch below:



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  6. "We cannot stand behind false allegations."



    The Pussycat Dolls issue a statement denying allegations made by a former self-proclaimed member.



    Kaya Jones says she was once a member of the Pussycat Dolls and walked away from a multi-million dollar recording contract because the girls were being sexualized and fed drugs. Read all of the accusations here.

    PCD creator Robin Antin has gone on the record and denied Jones' claims. She says Jones' statements are "disgusting, ridiculous lies" and believes she is using the news of the reunion as a platform to promote herself. More on that here as well.

    The Pussycat Dolls have also issued an official statement. They, too, reject Kaya's claims. Read it below:
    "The Pussycat Dolls has always and will always stand for female empowerment and sisterhood. We stand in solidarity with all women who have bravely spoken publicly of their horrific experiences of abuse, harassment and exploitation," their letter begins. "However, we cannot stand behind false allegations towards other group members partaking in activities that simply did not take place."

    "To liken our professional roles in The Pussycat Dolls to a prostitution ring not only undermines everything we worked hard to achieve for all those years but also takes the spotlight off the millions of victims who are speaking up and being heard loud and clear around the world. While we were not aware of Kaya’s experiences that allegedly took place during her short time working with us, before the group signed a recording contract, we can firmly testify that we were not privy to any misconduct taking place around us. If Kaya experienced something we are unaware of then we fully encourage her to get the help she needs andare here to support her.

    Since its inception, The Pussycat Dolls and founder Robin Antin have supported and empowered women from all walks of life to flourish in their careers. Should any member or associate allude to any form of abuse or harassment whatsoever, it will be taken very seriously and investigated.

    We truly wish Kaya the best and hope she gets the help she deserves."

    Jones responded by calling Antin a "predator" and cautions the media not to "discredit the victim."

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  7. Kelly is the meaning of life.



    Kelly Clarkson is the meaning of life.



    It's officially a great day. Kelly Clarkson has unleashed her album title track, "Meaning Of Life," and it's soul on steroids.

    When you hold me, I finally see / When you say love," she sings on the soaring mid-tempo. "I know what it means / I was broke down so alone in the dark / Until you showed me the light (baby)."

    "'Meaning of Life’ is the song that started this entire project," Clarkson said of the track. "The vibe, soul and message of this song was very critical to show other writers and producers of the new direction we were taking."

    Listen to the high flying song below:



    Meaning of Life the album drops on October 27 via Atlantic Records.

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  8. Defying gravity.



    Charlie Puth defies gravity in his new music video for "How Long."



    Puth traverses buildings and manipulates gravity in his head spinning new clip. He might look innocent in his tailored suit and shiny shoes as he Hotline Blings his way down a deserted city street, but he's no angel.

    On "How Long," Puth himself trying to explain why he cheated on his girl. "I'll admit, I was wrong / What else can I say, girl," he sings over an infectious clap and soaring falsetto background vocals. "Can't you break my head and not my heart / I was drunk, I was gone / But don't make it right / But promise there were no feelings involved." She's not buying it. "She said 'Boy, tell me honestly / Was it real or just for show?' She said 'Save your apologies' / Baby, I just gotta know."

    Watch the polished video below.



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  9. Doesn't have to end.



    Julia Michaels now has a feature with Justin Bieber.



    Bloodpop is refreshing his song with vocals from the "Issues" singer. It makes complete sense – she co-wrote the track with the producer, Justin Bieber (allegedly) and her songwriting partner in crime, Justin Tranter.

    There's nothing unexpected here. Julia's vocals interpolate with the Biebs. I'll bet money on it she recorded the entire track as a demo and handed it over to JB at one point for him to lay his vocals down. I love Julia, and Nervous System is seriously great, but Bieber's chilled breathy vocals on this just works better.

    Stream beginning at midnight:



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  10. Pop emergency!



    Taylor Swift is unleashing a new Reputation track titled "Gorgeous" tonight at midnight.



    Cancel your schedule. Taylor will unveil a new song tonight at midnight (EST).

    It's rare when she posts anything on Instagram these days, but the singer took a moment to tease the new tune.

    From what I can make of it, "Gorgeous" sounds like another punchy pop jam similar to "Look" and "Ready For It?" It's also giving me "Welcome To New York" teas.

    Give it a play below:

    A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

    A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

    A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on



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  11. Hits are being made.

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    Hits are being made.



    We know Lady Gaga is teaming up with DJ White Shadow for her new album, a followup to 2016's Joanne, and it's in the works as we speak(!!!).

    The pop star previously confirmed his role in a birthday note she wrote him: “Happy Birthday to my favorite producer and friend. I love you. Can’t wait to write this next album together,” it read.


    Related:
    DJ White Shadow Teases Lady Gaga ‘ARTPOP’ Era Track “Tea”: Listen


    Since Gaga postponed the European leg of the Joanne tour (she has since rescheduled), the singer has been holed up in the studio with DJWS, including Wednesday night (Oct. 18). Gaga shared a couple of snaps on her Instagram, and she's looking really great.

    If you didn't believe music can heal, check out Gaga's new pics up top.

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  12. Her own “Despacito.”



    Camila Cabello is aiming to have her own "Despacito."



    The pop star has ditched her Sia-penned mainstream attempt, "Crying In The Club," because she struck gold with "Havana" featuring Young Thug.

    The Pharrell-produced track is charting pretty well around the world right now despite very little promotion. It's catchy ooh na na, and is about to get a huge surge in streams.

    According to Hits Daily Double, Camila is readying a remix of the track with Daddy Yankee. It's not clear if she's swapping out Young Thug or leaving him in, but Daddy Yankee will certainly give the track a healthy spike.

    Some fans of the singer were pulling for a solo version, but I think this is an ace move. Camila deserves to be an international superstar, and she's well on her way.



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  13. Xtina?



    UPDATE: It does indeed appear that Demi's dream collaboration is with Christina. The two both followed each other on Instagram today, and it's rare that Xtina follows anyone.

    Demi Lovato's having the best month ever.



    She just released a new album, Tell Me You Love Me, which took the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200, and unleashed her candid YouTube documentary titled Simply Complicated.

    If you thought Demi was focusing on just her new tunes, think again. The pop star hopped on Twitter and revealed she's got another new song in the works, and with someone she's always longed to collaborate with.

    "Recording a DREAM COLLABORATION today!!!!," she wrote. "Dreams DO come true!!!!!!!!"

    Her Twitter mentions are going insane with speculation. The names that are popping up the most include Kelly Clarkson, Ariana Grande, Beyonce and Selena Gomez. My money is on Christina Aguilera – Demi mentioned a few times recently that Tell Me You Love Me was inspired by Stripped. And Aguilera is supposed to release a new album some time this century – maybe it'll land on there?

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  14. britney-ramen.jpg
    Cancel all your plans next month.

    A Britney-themed ramen cafe is opening up in Manila, Philippines, in November. SERIOUSLY. Britney and sodium are my two guilty pleasures.

    We don't know much other than the name. According to a Philippines-based Facebook fan page for the pop star, it's called In The Zone Ramen & Cafe. All other details will be revealed at a later date.




    Here is a link to book your flight from LAX to Manila. See you there!




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  15. Come through.



    Rihanna sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicker.



    The singer is hard at work on her ANTi followup. Singer-songwriter Shakka says the Navy can’t anticipate what’s about to come.

    “She’s definitely coming out with new stuff,” he told Capital XTRA. “The songs that we heard in that session, in that writing camp, were insane. It was absolutely insane. So I’m looking forward to it. Hopefully a bunch of my tracks make the album too,” he added.


    Related:
    Rihanna Enlists Drake’s “Passionfruit” Producer NaNa Rogues For New Album


    What does the music sound like? "I don’t even know the direction," he admitted. "You know what Rihanna’s like. You can’t anticipate anything. It’s just a bunch of different songs that are like ‘I didn’t think she would do that’ – it sounds sick.”

    All of a sudden I have a fever.

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  16. Fiery.



    Nicki Minaj explains exactly. What. She. MF. Meant.



    Last week, Nicki's XXL interview made the rounds because she said she "my role was really reintroducing the female rapper to pop culture.” Somewhere along the line, the media twisted her words around and made it appear like she meant that she made female rappers mainstream. That sent the rap Queen off. She posted a fiery message on Instagram to clarify.

    "I see ppl remixing my words so let me post 'exactly' what I said for the intelligent ones in the back," she wrote. "Now, if you can find the part where I said 'I made female rappers mainstream', I'll give you $100,000.00. blogs & tv shows don't care to do actual research these days, they only care about what grabs your attention... at anyone's expense."


    Related:
    Nicki Minaj Says New Album Is “Everything In My Life Coming Full Circle”


    She goes on to list some female super stars who made waves before her. "When I came out, there had been a drought of a few years where NO female rap album had gone platinum, females weren't getting budgets, the industry did NOT believe in the female rapper anymore," she continued. "They had stopped generating MONEY for labels. Ask any rap historian or just anyone with a brain. These are facts and nothing but the facts. So I 'REINTRODUCED' the 'successful' female rapper back to POP CULTURE. Showed big business we were major players in the game just like the boys were. ♥️?? love you guys for holding me down but what's true is true & whats not is just simply not."

    I'm scared to offer my own two cents on this ("update your blogs & tv shows with what I actually said please," she said), so I'll just let Nicki do the talking this time.

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  17. Tastes like Pepsi Cola.



    Alleged sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein is reportedly the subject of Lana Del Rey’s Paradise cut “Cola.”



    “I got sweet taste for men who're older / It's always been so it's no surprise,” Lana sings. She even name-checks him. “Harvey's in the sky with diamonds and it's making me crazy / All he wants to do is party with his pretty baby.” And “I know your wife, and she wouldn’t mind.” That’s unsettling.

    Page Six broke the news. Their source claims the song is “ironic” because Lana was not interested in him at all. They add that Weinstein pursued her, but “she rebuffed him, she had a boyfriend.”

    The disgraced Hollywood exec also freaked after learning his name was mentioned in the song. “Harvey went bananas and insisted Del Rey change the lyrics, which she did, removing Harvey’s name, so the line now goes, “Ah he’s in the sky with diamonds and he’s making me crazy.”

    You can hear Harvey’s name in the version below.



    It’s the song that keeps on giving #MyPu$$yTastesLikePepsiCola

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  18. We'll move to an island.



    Taylor Swift is letting the music do the talking.



    When Swift first announced Reputation, she included what Swifties believe is a lyric from the album title track: "There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation." That explains why the pop star has decided to hold off on the press cycle this era. She is literally just releasing music and letting US do the talking. Smart! Lazy, but smart!

    How do we know this? A fan who attended Swift's not-so-secret Secret Sessions in London last week claims Taylor's father Scott confirmed so.

    To be fair, we made her this way. The media trashed her for an entire year while she dated actor Tom Hiddleston. Hell, this has been happening far before that. Why would she reward the tabloid fodder with new headlines? I see how this is gonna go...

    There will be no further explanation. There will just be reputation.

    A post shared by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on


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  19. You can't make this ish up... or can you?



    You can't make this ish up... or can you?



    Justin Timberlake is basically confirmed to headline the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show. All we need is an official announcement from the NFL. They're probably waiting for the buzz to die down before a final answer. This new report from the ever-reliable (kidding) RadarOnline adds fuel to the speculation fire.

    They're claiming the NFL had JT sign a non-nudity clause in his Super Bowl contract. You know why, but Radar's source (it's always a ~source~) clarified.

    “The last time Justin performed was with Janet Jackson, 51, and he[sic] nipple was exposed to the world,” they said. “Now the NFL wants to make sure that never happens again.”

    They add: "Putting a nudity clause in his contract is the only responsible thing to do.”

    If this is true, which it probably is, it's most likely a standard that every headliner has to abide by. Personally, I want JT to pull another stunt that would go down in history. It's not like he'll ever perform at the Super Bowl again. I say... LET'S SEE SOME SKIN!!!

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  20. TRL is happening.



    Fifth Harmony dropped by TRL to perform two cuts off their self-titled album.



    I'll get into the ratings slump later today, but for now watch Fifth Harmony perform “Don’t Say You Love Me” and "He Like That" on TRL.


    Related:
    Fifth Harmony Dazzles On New Song “Can You See”: Listen





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  21. What about Pink.



    Denied.



    Pink says she asked Mary J Blige to collaborate back in 2000, but was turned down in the most frank way possible.

    In a new interview with the Morning Mashup, the Beautiful Trauma singer spilled the tea.

    “I went in her trailer a long time ago, I think it was when I hosted the Lady of Soul Train, or Soul Train Awards," she recalled. "I walked into her trailer and I was like, ‘Hi! Would you ever work with me?’ She just took one look at me and she goes, ‘No.’ I go, ‘Okay. I love you, Mary. I’ll see you again.’”

    It's all good though. “I like her style,” she continued. “That’s what I love about her,” she added. “I respect it.”

    Clearly P!nk has done just fine for herself.



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  22. A lyric video is now online.



    Demi Lovato shared a lyric video for Tell Me You Love Me cut "Hitchhiker."



    Demi's new documentary, Simply Complicated, is now available to stream on YouTube. A lot of eyes are on her channel right now, so she used the moment to promote one of her new tunes.

    It looks as if Demi wants to make "Hitchhiker" the next official single off the record(!!!). Why else would she upload a shiny new lyric video?



    I am extremely impressed Demi is promoting "Hitchhiker." It's one of my favorite tracks off her new album and will sound incredible live in-concert. "Games" next, sis.

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  23. An inside look at Demi's life as a super star.



    Demi Lovato’s new documentary, Simply Complicated, is now available to stream on YouTube.



    It follows the pop star through the highs and lows of superstardom. To give you more insight, here’s some press release jargon from her reps:
    “In this feature length documentary, Demi gives her fans an inside look at the tumultuous experiences that have made her who she is today, including the stories of getting sober while being a judge on the X Factor, the end of her six year relationship, and what it’s like being single and dating for the first time in her adult life. From her battles with substance abuse and an eating disorder, to becoming one of the biggest names in the world, watch as Demi chronicles her most transformative moments, all while she creates her most important body of work in music yet.”

    “Feeling really overwhelmed with love and support lately. I f–king love you all so much. My fans are the BEST IN THE UNIVERSE!!!” Demi told fans.

    Watch below:



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  24. We're in a bit of a Beyonce drought right now.



    We're in a bit of a Beyonce drought right now.



    The singer is most likely laying down new tracks and readying her next global takeover, but until then we have a couple of remixes to tie us over. She recently hopped on J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente," which blasted to No. 3 on the Hot 100, and has another re-working in the works. Naughty Boy cooked up a "chilled" remix of their 2015 collab, “Runnin’ (Lose It All).” The producer teased 30-seconds of it on social media.

    He stripped out the production gymnastics for a somber piano melody. Bey’s vocals are untouched, but given the new instrumentation it sounds fresh. To be perfectly honest, the original is pretty chilled, so it'll be interesting to see hear the full version.

    Listen:


    The original:



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