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At first NJ tour stop, Taylor Swift premieres "Karma" remix video, brings out Ice Spice and Jack Antonoff

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The first night of Taylor Swift's three-night engagement at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium was full of surprises.

Variety reports that at Friday's show --  the same day she dropped the deluxe 'Til Dawn edition of Midnights -- she premiered the video for her "Karma" remix with Ice Spice. Then at the end of the night, Ice Spice came out and the two performed the track together.

In the video, which Taylor directed, she appears in a series of fabulous looks, taking part in a series of fantastical scenarios: She's sitting inside an hourglass, covered in gold, lying on a giant cat, standing inside a giant light bulb and more. 

Then Ice Spice appears, sitting inside a giant floating shell and holding up a pearl, to deliver her verse. The two then climb to the top of a staircase into outer space, lasso some planets, and paddle off in a gondola, before the clip ends with Taylor bringing an unseen man a latte with a clock etched in foam.

Taylor also welcomed another guest -- New Jersey native and frequent collaborator Jack Antonoff -- who joined her for the Reputation track "Getaway Car."

On Instagram, Taylor wrote, "Last night in Jersey was [mind-blowing]!!! The way the whole stadium screamed when Ice literally popped up unannounced - Getting to world premiere the 'Karma' music video I directed with my dancers who were in it - Playing 'Getaway Car' with Jack and hearing everyone shout the lyrics - I love you @icespice I love you @jackantonoff I love you all in that crazy crowd last night - can’t wait to get back out there tonight."

The Eras tour continues Saturday and Sunday in New Jersey.

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Who run the world? Female artists have the most in-demand tours this summer

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This summer at your local stadium, girls rule.

StubHub has released its list of the top 10 most in-demand tours globally this summer, and female artists take the top two slots: Taylor Swift at number one and Beyoncé at number two.

In addition, ahead of her Summer Carnival tour, Pink makes her first appearance on the list at number seven. According to StubHub, those women are outselling the seven men in the top 10 by 50%.

But it's not surprising that Taylor is the hottest ticket. Sales for her shows are triple those for Beyoncé, despite having half as many tour dates. Her buyers come from over 80 countries; the most in-demand stops are LA, Chicago and Denver.

On StubHub's list of the top five most in-demand female artists, Tay, Bey and Pink are one, two and three, followed by Madonna and Shania Twain.

The data is based on global ticket sales on StubHub as of May 25, for events that happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Here's StubHub's full Top In-Demand Global Artists of Summer 2023:

1. Taylor Swift (24 tour dates)
2. Beyoncé (42 tour dates)
3. Morgan Wallen (27 tour dates)
4. Bruce Springsteen (31 tour dates)
5. Coldplay (24 tour dates)
6. George Strait (7 tour dates)
7. Pink (33 tour dates)
8. Metallica (19 tour dates)
9. Ed Sheeran (27 tour dates)
10. The Weeknd (29 tour dates)

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Music notes: Camila and Shawn, Miley Cyrus and more

More fuel to the fire that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are indeed a couple again: Camila was spotted leaving Shawn’s New York City apartment on Thursday. The two were previously seen holding hands while out and about in the city.

On the latest episode of the YouTube series Chicken Shop Date, host Amelia Dimoldenberg goes on a date with all three Jonas Brothers – but watch to the end to see who she actually leaves with.

Ever wondered what’s in Miley Cyrus’ bag? British Vogue got her to spill the contents for an “In the Bag” video. Miley covers the latest issue of the magazine.

Survivor superfan Sia continued her tradition of gifting the contestants who didn't win. She surprised season 44's third-place contestant, Carolyn Wiger, with $100,000, and fourth- and fifth-place contestants, Carson Garrett and Lauren Harpe, with $15,000 each.

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Kelly Clarkson explains why she's moving from LA to NYC

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Kelly Clarkson is opening up about her decision to move from Los Angeles to New York City — and to bring her talk show with her.

In a new interview on TalkShopLive, Kelly says the move was “100 percent” her idea, and she spoke to her crew on The Kelly Clarkson Show about it back in January. She says it was either end the show or move to the East Coast so she could be closer to her North Carolina-based family.

“There was a lot of personal things going on, too,” she says. “Where I feel like our family, me and my kids really needed a fresh start and I just could not get it here [in Los Angeles].”

Kelly says that fresh start extends to the production of The Kelly Clarkson Show, which was recently the subject of a Rolling Stone report that accused it of being a “toxic” workplace.

“For the most part I’m getting my show settled and we’re establishing an amazing crew … and we’re figuring it out to where we’re going to have a great time and a great workplace,” she says. “‘Cause I also told NBC this, too, before I even started working on this show. Look, I’m getting too old to work in an environment that isn’t healthy and, like, fun.”

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New Music Friday: OneRepublic, Kelly Clarkson and more

In addition to Taylor Swift's Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) and Dua Lipa's "Dance the Night" from the Barbie soundtrack, there are even more new music releases out Friday. Here are a few:

OneRepublic has a new single out called “Runaway,” their first new song since their Top Gun: Maverick hit, “I Ain’t Worried.” They also released a music video for the song, which was shot during the band’s recent tour in Asia.

Kelly Clarkson's "favorite kind of high" gets a David Guetta remix. It also comes with a lyric visualizer featuring Kelly's daughter, River Rose, playing DJ.

Matchbox Twenty's first album since 2012, Where the Light Goes, is out today and it features "Queen of New York City," a touching and personal song from frontman Rob Thomas.

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Niall Horan talks One Direction camaraderie: "We speak constantly"

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Niall Horan is grateful for his boyband roots.

The musician, whose third album, The Show, releases on June 9, reminisced about his time as part of One Direction during his press tour.

Niall visited The Kelly Clarkson Show on Friday, where he spoke about how the band came to fame on The X-Factor.

“It was so fun. I’d do it again,” Niall said. “That’s why I’m doing The Voice.”

Horan also confirmed the boys of One Direction still keep in touch. “We speak constantly, so it’s a cool little thing to have,” he said.

Kelly, meanwhile, admitted she had no idea One Direction actually came in third place on their season of X Factor. “I thought One Direction won!” she said. “I mean because you did, in life!"

Niall's former bandmates – Harry StylesZayn MalikLouis Tomlinson and Liam Payne – have all released their own solo music projects since the band ended. Horan assured Variety that their commercial successes don’t increase any pressure for him.

“Everyone releases different types of music,” Horan said. “It’s a great watch as a friend. There’s a bond there that can’t be broken and we’re always supporting each other.”

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"What a joy": Taylor Swift says Ice Spice collab was "natural"

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Taylor Swift says she's "honored" that red-hot rapper Ice Spice agreed to appear on a "Karma" remix with her.

In a spoken word clip tweeted by Spotify, Taylor explains the two artists coming together was "one of the most natural things." According to Taylor, Ice Spice's team reached out to her, told her the rapper had been a big fan of hers "since she was a little kid," and said she'd love to do something with her.

Meanwhile, Taylor says she'd been listening to Ice Spice "nonstop" while preparing for her Eras Tour. "I immediately got her number and said, 'Hey, would you wanna do your version of 'Karma?' Do you relate to this?"

"She jumped in headfirst," Taylor continues. "And getting to know her has been so special because I am blown away by her. She is, in my opinion, the one to watch, just watching her work ethic and how thoughtfully she approaches her career."

"She's like my new favorite artist and I'm so honored that she's on the song," Taylor says. "So yeah — what a joy."

For her part, Ice wrote on her Instagram, "thxx @taylorswift for being the coolest person on earth ilu," and posted a photo of them together on her Story with the caption, "Karma is my bestie."

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Lewis Capaldi scores fastest-selling album of 2023 in the UK: "It feels good!"

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Lewis Capaldi has told anyone who would listen that he was afraid his sophomore album wouldn't be as successful as his first one. Well, he doesn't have to worry anymore.

Broken by Desire to Be Heavenly Sent has debuted at number one on the official U.K. album chart. Not only is it the biggest opening week of Lewis' career in terms of sales, the album is now the fastest-selling release of 2023 in his home country. In fact, it's outsold the rest of the top 10 albums combined.

Broken by Desire had the biggest British sales week for any album since Taylor Swift's Midnights back in October and the biggest first week for a male solo artist since Harry Styles' Harry's House came out last year.

In a video celebrating his achievement, Lewis quotes the Bible, saying, "What doth profit a man if he gains the world, but loses his soul?" He answers himself: "A f****** Number 1 album, baby! That's what it profit a man!"

“Thank you very much if you went out there and got the album this week...Beautiful stuff! Thank you everybody, I love you so much," he adds.

"But at what cost?" he asks. "Mentally? Yep. Physically, I'm suffering! Friends and family neglected! But it feels good! I hope when I'm older and I have children, I can work as hard and neglect them as well! I hope I can one day continue this work ethic and be an absent father!"

But, he notes, "All joking aside, it means the world. Love you so much."

We'll find out in a few days where the album has landed on the Billboard Top 200.

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Britney Spears talks reconnecting with mom, Lynne: “Time heals all wounds”

Britney Spears and her mom, Lynne, appear to have reconciled.

In an Instagram post Thursday, Britney wrote about her mom’s visit to her home in Los Angeles.

“My sweet mama showed up at my door step yesterday after 3 years … it’s been such a long time … with family there’s always things that need to be worked out … but time heals all wounds !!!” she writes. “And after being able to communicate what I’ve held in for an extremely long time, I feel so blessed we were able to try to make things RIGHT !!! I love you so much !!!”

She adds, “Psss… I’m so blessed we can have coffee together after 14 years !!! Let’s go shopping afterwards !!!”

Britney had made several scathing accusations against her mother over the years, including claiming that her 13-year conservatorship was Lynne’s idea. Last August, Lynne issued a public message to Britney on Instagram, pleading to meet face-to-face.

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Bebe Rexha says she gained over 30 lbs, opens up about PCOS diagnosis

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Bebe Rexha is opening up about her recent weight gain. 

During an appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show, the "I'm Good" singer opened up about her struggle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the subsequent weight gain of over 30 pounds.

She revealed that many women are unaware of this condition and its effects. PCOS, a hormonal disorder, is known to be a significant contributor to weight gain and obesity in women.

Recalling her experience, Bebe shared, "I went to the doctor last year, and they diagnosed me with PCOS. It's shocking how many women have it without knowing." She expressed how the weight gain happened rapidly, noting, "I literally gained, like, 30 pounds so quickly, maybe even a little more."

When discussing online comments about her weight, the 34-year-old explained, "I'm not mad about it because it is true, but it just when you see things like that it does mess with your because you don't know what somebody's going through."

"We're in 2023, we should not be talking about people's weight," she shared. 

Despite facing backlash from fans regarding her changing body, Rexha emphasized the importance of staying positive.

"We gotta just be positive and just show people love," she stressed.

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Taylor Swift's 'Midnights (Til Dawn Edition)' edition is here

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Taylor Swift's surprise expanded edition of her latest album, Midnights, is out now.

Midnights (Til Dawn Edition) features a remix of "Karma" with rapper Ice Spice, more prominent Lana Del Rey vocals on a new version of "Snow on the Beach" and a song called “Hits Different,” which was previously only available on the Target version of the Midnights deluxe CD.

Throughout "Karma," Taylor personifies karma as a man, referring to it as "my boyfriend." In the remix, Ice Spice personifies karma as a woman. She raps, "Karma is the fire in your house/ And she 'boutta pop up unannounced/ And she never leavin' you alone/ Watch her put ya opps on a throne."

She ends by rapping, "I be draggin' that wagon, karma is a beauty winning that pageant."

Some fans have found the collab to be curious timing: earlier this year, Taylor's alleged new boyfriend, Matty Healy, appeared on a podcast and laughed at the hosts' derogatory comments about Ice Spice's body and ethnicity, only to apologize in late April.

In the new version of "Snow on the Beach," Lana Del Rey sings the second verse; in the original version, Taylor did.

In "Hits Different," Taylor describes how breaking up with one specific guy has left her with emotional scars, whereas in the past, she would just discard men and go on to the next without being affected.

Taylor sings, "Catastrophic blues/ Movin' on was always easy for me to do/ It hits different/ It hits different 'cause it's you."

Starting at 12:30 p.m. ET Friday at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, where Taylor's Eras Tour is setting up shop, fans will be able to purchase a special-edition CD version of the album on-site. It includes a track "from the vault" called "You're Losing Me."

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Dua Lipa's "Dance The Night" from 'Barbie' movie soundtrack has arrived


Dua Lipa is ready to tear up the dance floor with "Dance The Night," the first single from the forthcoming Barbie soundtrack. 

The disco-pop tune arrived Thursday, along with an equally playful music video, which follows Dua as she arrives on set to film. The visuals ooze of the infamous Barbie pink color, from the convertible she drives, to the outfits she wears. The film's director, Greta Gerwig, even makes a cameo at the very end.

Taking to social media, the singer announced the song's release, sharing, "DANCE THE NIGHT written for @barbiethemovie OUT NOW EVERYWHERE!!!"

"I wrote this song with my friends @iammarkronson @wyattish @carolineailin and we hope you LOVE IT," she added.

"Dance The Night" is the English-Albanian singer's contribution to Barbie The Album. Other contributors to the soundtrack include GAYLEIce SpiceLizzoThe Kid LAROIHaim, and more. 

In addition to Dua's musical contributions, she also appears in Barbie, alongside Margot RobbieRyan GoslingIssa Rae, Simu LiuMichael CeraKate McKinnonJohn Cena, and many others.

Barbie the Album drops Friday, July 21 in tandem with the film's theatrical release. 

"Dance The Night" is currently available to stream on all platforms.

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Call it what you want: New Jersey to welcome Taylor Swift this weekend with ... a sandwich?

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As Taylor Swift's Eras Tour has stopped in cities across the U.S., they've all seemed to try to outdo each other in celebrating the occasion. They've given her the key to the city, named streets after her, invited her to be the mayor for a day — Glendale, Arizona, even renamed itself Swift City in her honor. So what will Taylor get when her tour hits New Jersey Friday night? Not much.

In a video Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that in honor of Taylor, he's putting to rest a long-standing statewide debate about what you call the stuff you put in a ham, egg and cheese sandwich. Some people call it Taylor ham; others call it pork roll.

"Usually we let you 'call it what you want,'" Murphy said, referring to the title of one of Taylor's songs. "But since we have a superstar coming to town, we know 'All Too Well' that we should commemorate the occasion. So today, we are declaring the official state sandwich of New Jersey a 'Taylor Swift ham, egg and cheese.'"

"Welcome back to New Jersey, Taylor — we've been waiting for you," he concluded. "And it would've been a 'Cruel Summer' without you." The video ends with a photo of the official sandwich proclamation.

While fans may have found that a bit underwhelming, they're probably more upset that the venue in which she's performing — MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford — is not allowing "Taylor-gating" unless you have a ticket.

While fans at other stadiums have been showing up and partying in the parking lot even without tickets, the New Jersey State Police tweeted, "Parking lots will be at maximum capacity and unauthorized crowds will create traffic and safety concerns."

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Music notes: Mariah Carey, Demi Lovato and more

As the reactions continued to pour in following the death of Tina Turner, Mariah Carey was among those posting their tributes. Mariah wrote, in part, “To me, she will always be a survivor and an inspiration to women everywhere. Her music will continue to inspire generations to come.”

Demi Lovato has released the rock version of her hit pop single “Cool for the Summer.” She previously reimagined her song “Heart Attack” as a rock tune.

PDA alert: Taylor Swift and Matty Healy were spotted kissing at the members-only venue Zero Bond in downtown New York City on Wednesday, a witness told People.

Lauren Spencer Smith has released a new anthem for hopeless romantics, called "That Part." The love song is off her upcoming debut album, Mirror, due out July 14.

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Report: Britney Spears' mom visits her in LA

Is Britney Spears reconnecting with her mom?

Lynne Spears was spotted visiting Britney in Los Angeles Wednesday, according to TMZ. Photos were snapped of Lynne arriving at LAX airport and later arriving at Britney’s house.

TMZ says Lynne spent about 30 minutes at the house with Britney. Britney’s husband, Sam Asghari, was also reportedly present.

Lynne also reportedly stopped by the home of Britney’s manager, Cade Hudson.

Britney has made several scathing accusations against her mother over the years, including claiming that the conservatorship was Lynne’s idea. Last August, Lynne issued a public message to Britney on Instagram.

"I have never and will never turn my back on you!" Lynne wrote, in part. "Your rejections to the countless times I have flown out and calls make me feel hopeless! I have tried everything. I love you so much, but this talk is for you and me only , eye to eye, in private."

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