Plus, Ciara lawyers up, new Charlie Puth performance, DMX nearly died, Kelly Clarkson is an author and more.

■ Fortunately for Demi Lovato, she and Kanye West are not best friends, otherwise we might not see her star in this new Sketchers Burst advertisement. “They give me energy,” Lovato asserts. “When I dress up or I dress down, when I’m playing it cool or super hot. Or when I perform at my best.” Watch here:

■ Ciara reportedly filed a $15 million defamation lawsuit against her ex Future after he slammed her parenting skills and relationship with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. [TMZ]

■ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis perform “White Privilege II” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

■ Charlie Puth performed “One Call Away” on The Late Late Show with James Corden:

■ George Ezra performed “Barcelona” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge:

■ DMX was hospitalized after police officers discovered he was unresponsive on the ground in a parking lot. He reportedly had no pulse, but they managed to start his heart after a minute of CPR. A witness claims they saw DMX ingest a white powder, though his team denies it and claims the collapse is due to an asthma attack. [TMZ]

UPDATE: DMX’s attorney says he has recovered. [Billboard]

■ Pharrell Williams is now a co-owner of jeans brand G-Star RAW.

“G-Star is an independently minded and forward thinking company,” Williams said in a statement. “I believe they will be the definitive jeans brand of the 21st century. I am looking forward to being part of that mission and to co-create G-Star’s future.”

■ Kelly Clarkson wrote a children’s book:

■ Tinashe for T magazine:


■ Tyler, The Creator – “Perfect” featuring Kali Uchis and Slow Hollows’ Austin Feintstein:

■ Teyana Taylor – “Touch Me”

■ Lion Babe performs “Where Do We Go” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge:

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