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Sara Bareilles' 'Little Voice' canceled at Apple TV+

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Sara BareillesLittle Voice won't be around to sing for another season on Apple TV+.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the show has been cancelled by the streamer after just one season. It marks Apple TV+’s first cancellation.

Sara was one of the executive producers on the show and composed the show's original songs. The series, named after Sara's 2007 debut album and based on some of her real-life experiences, followed an up-and-coming singer/songwriter named Bess as she tries to make it in New York City.

While it’s sad news for Little Voice, Sara’s other show, Girls5Eva, has been picked up for season two on Peacock. Sara is also set to reprise her lead role in Waitress on Broadway next month.

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Justin Bieber upset at media's use of photos that make him look "sick and unwell"

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Justin Bieber has a message for the media: Stop using unflattering photos of him.

On his Instagram Story, Justin posted a photo of himself from the 2020 premiere of his YouTube documentary Seasons, sporting a backwards baseball cap, longer hair and a mustache. He captioned it, "I'm still in shock we are still using those photos of me, I'm telling [you], media wants to pick bad photos of me to make it look like I'm not okay."

He followed that up with a collage of four pictures of himself, including another one that appears to be from the same 2020 event.  He has an animated finger pointing to that one, along with the caption, "There have been countless photo and oppertunities [sic] for media to pick up other photos. But they still run with this one to make me look sick and unwell, it's not right."

He then posted the following message, perhaps related to the photo issue: "Understand that there are people in your life that don't want you to thrive, and sometimes that is a hard pill to swallow. Sometimes the people you love the most will be jealous of you. All we can do is forgive them and set the appropriate boundaries."

Justin lodged a similar complaint back in November, posting on his Instagram Story, "I don't know what the algorithm is for why certain photos come up. But this is so frustrating considering that I took a lot of time to get healthy and I feel as though people try to legitimately sabotage me." 

He continued, "This was a time where I was really unhealthy,... was obviously going through a tough time, but it's like, these are the photos that the media tries to run with."

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Taylor Swift teases fans by opening her "vault" to something mysterious

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Taylor Swift knows just how to send her Swifties into a tizzy.

She posted a teaser video Thursday of a vault opening to reveal a series of jumbled letters. A distorted song, possibly playing backwards, can be heard in the background.

Taylor captioned the clip, “*presses post* *cackles maniacally*,” and then added, “Level: casually cruel in the name of being honest."

Fans recognized that last part as a lyric from “All Too Well.” Taylor has already teased that an extended version of the fan-favorite track will appear on her next re-recorded release, Red (Taylor’s Version).

As for the jumbled letters -- 13 phrases, to be exact -- Swifties were already hard at work decoding. According to Variety, the puzzle appears to reveal song titles and album guests.

Some of the letters apparently spell out "All Too Well Ten Minute Version." The names Chris Stapleton, Ed Sheeran and Phoebe Bridgers have also been pulled out of the puzzle so far. Ed was an album guest we already knew -- he's confirmed that he and Taylor had re-recorded their 2012 duet, "Everything Has Changed," for the album.

Red (Taylor’s Version), which contains 30 tracks, will be released on November 19. It’s available for pre-order now.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jennifer Aniston reacts to twinning with Harry Styles

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Courteney Cox may be besties with Ed Sheeran, but her Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston now has a special bond with another chart-topping British singer: Harry Styles.

Aniston was recently photographed for the new issue of InStyle wearing the exact same color-block brown-toned Gucci suit that Harry wore to the Brit Awards in February of this year.  Harry accessorized the suit with Gucci sneakers and the brand's bamboo-handle brown leather handbag, while Aniston paired it white, high-heeled Gucci loafers and a Carolina Bucci scarf.

Fans went crazy over the two stars' twinning moment, especially because, as some pointed out, Harry once said that Aniston was his first celebrity crush.  Jennifer has now reacted by posting a side-by-side photo of herself and the "Watermelon Sugar" singer on her Instagram Story, with the caption, "Just call me Harriet Styles."

And this isn't the only time the two stars have twinned: Writer Evan Ross Katz posted a side-by-side shot of Harry wearing a white t-shirt that reads "Save the drama for your mama," which is identical to a t-shirt that Jennifer's character Rachel Green wore in season 10 of Friends.

"Harry Styles and Jennifer Aniston wore the same outfit not once but TWICE," Katz wrote. "So don’t you DARE tell me they’re not the same person with the ability to morph between time and space."  A fan responded, "The multiverse we didn't know we needed."

Aniston reposted the t-shirt shot as well, with the side-eye emoji.

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Is Taylor Swift influencing her boyfriend's TV viewing habits?

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Joe Alwyn has found himself binge-watching the U.S. version of The Office lately, and his girlfriend Taylor Swift may have played a tiny part in that.

"Well, I've got a long way to go, but I'm currently watching the U.S. Office, which I've never seen before,” the 30-year-old British actor told Studio Canal UK during a recent interview.

Of course, Taylor has made no secret of her love for the NBC workplace comedy, which ran from 2005-2013: She even spoofed the show in a behind-the-scenes video for her 2011 song "Ours".

Taylor has also struck up a friendship with actor Rainn Wilson, who played Dwight Schrute on The Office, and responded to a positive review of her evermore album by posting a GIF of Dwight saying, "Thank you."

Rainn replied jokingly, "I do not know who this is. Inventor of the Swiffer?" to which Taylor responded, "Touché."

When not binging The Office, Joe has been promoting his upcoming Netflix feature, The Last Letter From Your Lover, which also stars Shailene Woodley and Felicity Jones.

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Miley Cyrus wants to cancel cancelling DaBaby, offers to educate him on LGBT+ issues

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While Miley Cyrus may have been disappointed by the seemingly homophobic comments made by "Levitating" rapper DaBaby, she doesn't believe cancelling him is the right way to react.

Taking to Instagram Wednesday, Miley made the case for forgiving the embattled rapper and allowing him the opportunity to learn from his mistakes.

"As a proud and loyal member of the LGBTQIA+ community, much of my life has been dedicated to encouraging love, acceptance, and open mindedness," Miley stated in a black and white infographic.

"The internet can fuel a lot of hate & anger and is the nucleus of cancel culture," she agreed, "but I believe it can also be a place filled with education, conversation, communication & connection."

She added, "It's easier to cancel someone than to find forgiveness and compassion in ourselves or take the time to change hearts and minds.  There's no more room for division if we want to keep seeing progress!"

"Knowledge is power!  I know I still have so much to learn," Miley concluded before revealing in the caption that she already took her own advice.

Tagging DaBaby, she called upon him to "check your DMs" because she "would love to talk and see how we can learn from each other and help be part of making a more just and understanding future."

He has yet to publicly respond to the offer.

The 29-year-old rapper experienced an intense fallout after making remarks that were widely considered homophobic during Miami's Rolling Loud festival on July 25.  Six festivals have since removed him from their lineup and a bevy of A-listers such as Elton JohnMadonna and even his "Levitating" collaborator Dua Lipa have condemned his conduct.

DaBaby has twice apologized in the weeks since, most recently in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Justin Bieber apologizes for promoting Morgan Wallen's music after singer's racial slur

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Justin Bieber took to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday to apologize for promoting Morgan Wallen's Dangerous: The Double Album, six months after the embattled country singer was caught on video using a racial slur.

The since deleted post, captured in a screenshot by PopCrave and the Bieber fan page JBiebertraacker, read, "Love this album," written over a screenshot of Wallen's album.

Soon after, Justin apologized, explaining, “I had no idea that the guy’s music i posted was recently found saying racist comments.”

“As you know i don't support or tolerate any sort of racism or discrimination. I had no idea, I sincerely apologize to anyone i offended,” he continued.

“When I was a kid, I was incredibly ignorant and said some very hurtful racist jokes that clearly were not funny," Justin shared in a second post.  "I hurt a lot of people especially the Black people in my life but was fortunate enough to have had them educate me on the horrifying origin of the n-word. This brings those painful memories back up, I will always take ownership for my ignorance and my past because I know I am not that person.”

In a third post, Biebs noted, "I have so much more to learn and I'm grateful for my black brothers and sisters for being patient with me as i have a long way to go."

Justin was referring to a video that surfaced in 2014 in which he, then 15, could be heard making a racist joke using a racial epithet.  He quickly apologized. A few days later, another video of Bieber came out also capturing him using the slur, followed by yet another apology.

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Camila Cabello on why it feels "weird" to be releasing music now

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Camila Cabello may have just dropped her new single "Don't Go Yet" and announced her third album, Familia, but she says it feels "weird" to be releasing music at this time.

Speaking with Australia's Kyle & Jackie O Show, the singer admits that the ongoing pandemic -- particularly the upswing in Delta variant cases in the U.S. -- makes it hard to feel normal.

"It feels honestly weird now," she says. "I don't know, it was so fun making music, and I feel like putting it out -- because you're not seeing people and you're not feeling that energy from people -- it can kind of feel like you don't really know what's going on when a song comes out."

Camilla continues, "Sometimes it feels like you don't get that energy back that I feel like you used to just because everything's kind of online," adding, "I don't check social media and stuff, so I'm not really seeing that either. It is kind of weird. I can't wait for things to get better."

While she may not be feeling the same in-person connection with fans, Camilla says she's still able to get honest feedback on her new music from boyfriend Shawn Mendes.

"I just trust his taste," she says. "I always have. Even before we were dating I would send him songs and be like, 'What do you think of this?'"


Olivia Rodrigo is following Britney Spears' conservatorship battle "very closely""

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As a teenage female pop star who got her start via Disney, it's no wonder that Olivia Rodrigo has taken quite an interest in another artist who had a similar career path: Britney Spears.

As Britney attempts to end her 13-year conservatorship, which she's called "abusive," Olivia tells GQ magazine, "The Britney stuff was just horrific, and I've been following it very closely. I think it's just so awful."

"I think, as an industry, people are getting better at not taking advantage of and manipulating and bullying young women. But it's still so apparent, and I witness that too," she continues, then adds, "Not near at the level that Britney has, obviously."

The "Drivers License" star adds that she's "definitely seen corporate dollars be prioritized over people's mental health," but she feels lucky that she's "surrounded by people who are conscious of that and conscious of my mental health being the most important thing."

"You can't make art and have a good career if you're not there," she notes.

And if Olivia ever forgets that, she can just look at a tweet she received from Cardi B that she has framed on her wall, according to GQ. It says, "You doing sooo good for your age. Don't let no toxic s**t get to you and don't let nobody restrict you from your voice.”

“I honestly bawled. I literally saw it and cried,” Olivia says of the tweet. “I was like, ‘Thanks, Cardi. I'm not going to listen to bulls**t.’”

Olivia's interview is in the September issue of GQ, on newsstands August 17.

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Report: The Weeknd's new video won't air in IMAX theaters due to "intense strobe lighting"

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The Weeknd will release his eagerly anticipated new song "Take My Breath" on Friday, but the video for the clip won't premiere in IMAX theaters as originally planned.

A source tells Variety that the video was set to air before showings of the new movie The Suicide Squad, but those plans have been cancelled because there is "intense strobe lighting" in the clip, and that might trigger epileptic seizures in some viewers.

The Weeknd announced the track on Instagram as part of an Olympics promo focusing on the U.S. Women’s Track & Field team through the eyes of runners Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Gabby Thomas and Athing Mu

There are several shots on The Weeknd's Instagram that appear to be stills taken from the video.  In one shot, he appears to be holding onto the waist of a woman wearing black leather and chains, while inhaling from an oxygen mask.

The singer recently told GQ, "I am not dark. My art is dark, and I’ve gone through dark times. I’ve used those dark times as inspiration for my art. But I feel like because I’m not dark, I was able to channel it and put it into my music and into my art."

 

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Halsey posts photo of her nursing her newborn in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

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Halsey is working to end the stigma around breastfeeding.

First, she aimed to do it with the symbolic cover art for her upcoming album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. Now, she’s putting it into real-life practice with her newborn baby, Ender.

The singer posted a photo of herself breastfeeding the baby outdoors in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.

“We arrived just in time!” she captioned the photo, using the hashtag #worldbreastfeedingweek.

Ender Ridley, the first child for Halsey and her partner Alev Aydin, was born on July 14.

Halsey's new album, in which she explores “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,” is due out August 27.

Halsey previously said of the album's cover art, "This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!"

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Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande's pandemic duet has now raised $3.5 million

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Last year, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber got together to release the charity duet "Stuck with U."  More than a year after the song hit number one, the money is still rolling in.

The single has now raised more than $3.5 million for the First Responders Children's Foundation.  The money raised will provide financial support to the families of first responders, including paying for funerals for those who died of COVID-19, funding scholarships for their children and providing temporary housing for them to self-quarantine.

In a statement, the president of the Foundation says, "The generosity, and support that Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and [their manager] Scooter Braun have shown the men and women on the front lines of this ongoing pandemic has been a surreal and humbling experience for us."

"Stuck with U," which also won the MTV VMA trophy for Best Music Video from Home, featured Ariana and Justin, as well as Ariana's then-boyfriend -- and now husband -- Dalton Gomez, Justin's wife Hailey, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Demi Lovato, Chance the Rapper, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Jaden Smith and Michael Buble.

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Get a look at Disney princess Billie Eilish in "Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles"

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Disney+ has released a teaser-trailer for Billie Eilish's upcoming "cinematic concert experience," Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles.

The clip opens with a shot of Billie lounging in a big chair as we hear the title track of her new album, Happier Than Ever.  Suddenly, she morphs into an animated Disney princess-looking character, and then morphs back to regular Billie.

Next we see Billie and her brother FINNEAS rocking on the stage of the legendary Hollywood Bowl along with the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra.  The special will feature Billie performing every song on her new album in sequential order -- for the first and only time, we're told.

But the opening shot of the teaser hints at another aspect of the special: It will include animated elements that will take viewers "on a dreamlike journey through Billie’s hometown of Los Angeles and its most iconic backdrops."

Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles streams on Disney+ starting on September 3.

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Olivia Rodrigo dishes on her weirdest fan encounter so far

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Olivia Rodrigo rose to pop music stardom during the pandemic, so she hasn’t had too many in-person fan encounters yet. But in a new interview with GQ, the 18-year-old dishes on what was probably her weirdest one yet.

“Someone came up to me the other day and was like, ‘Sorry if this is weird, but I had sex to the entirety of your album,’” Olivia recounts. “And I was like, ‘What the f***? That's crazy.’ That was the weirdest experience I've ever had.”

She says she was “flattered, of course,” but also a little confused by the choice, given that her album, SOUR, is largely about heartbreak.

“I appreciate that she was bold enough to come up to me and tell me that too,” Olivia adds. “I was like, ‘You want to have sex to the breakup songs?’”

As for her own love life, Olivia is not quite so bold to spill details publicly. Her first single, “Drivers License,” stirred up online rumors of a love triangle between her, Joshua Bassett and Sabrina Carpenter.

“It was really hard for me to watch people on TikTok and stuff that dissects my 17-year-old love life,” Olivia tells the mag. “That was really weird.”

Olivia, who’s now reportedly dating producer Adam Faze, says she now makes sure to limit her time on social media. “You're literally not meant to know what everyone is saying about you at all times,” she says.

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"She's going with it": Adele reportedly not concerned about keeping new romance private

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Adele is a notoriously private superstar who kept her wedding a secret and refused to reveal her son's name for months.  But she's been much more open about her rumored current romance with sports agent Rich Paul: The two have been photographed together and seen out on a date in New York City.  Now, an insider is explaining the apparent PDAs.

A source tells E! News that Paul has "an outgoing personality" and likes to be "out and about," and Adele has "embraced this."  Dished the source, "She's not as concerned about being private with her life because she's very happy with Rich."

According to the source, the relationship has been "a bit of a whirlwind," but the Grammy-winning singer is "enjoying learning about the sports world and meeting many of Rich's friends," adding, "She's going with it and is very happy."

As previously reported, Adele and Rich, whose clients include LeBron James, were first seen courtside at the NBA Finals in July, and were then seen together on a double date in New York later that month.  At the time, an eyewitness told E! that the two were "very playful together and flirty."

Adele and her husband Simon Konecki split in 2019; their divorce was finalized earlier this year.

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