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shawn mendes indulges his harry potter obsession, sings the hits in ‘carpool karaoke’: watch

shawn mendes is on fire right now, so it was expected he’d light it up on the late late show. he did just that, when he dropped in for a spot of “carpool karaoke” and an in-studio performance. mendes buckled in for his four-night stand as he belted out the hits for his first “carpool” drive with james corden. the canadian pop singer also talked about moving out of home and the troubles with laundry, and disclosed his obsession with harry potter. mendes, ...




havaianas mauma, lellezinha campaign| billboard

iconic brazilian flip-flop brand havaianas has launched a new global campaign with colombian superstarmaluma and brazilian singer lellêzinha. the campaign includes an exclusive trilingual song performed in spanish, english and portuguese titled “let’s summer” (veraneemos) and a music video that was shot in rio de janeiro. the single is already available in streaming services and the video will be released online this week. in addition, a tv spot will air in colombia, brazil and spain, while the u.s., europe, latin america and asia will have digital campaigns running throug...




stephen colbert, jordan klepper, trevor noah poke fun at trump's self-pardon tweet

late-night hosts on monday night (june 4) pounced on president donald trump's latest incendiary morning tweet, in which he said that he has "the absolute right to pardon myself" in the case that he was found guilty of offenses against the united states.on monday trump tweeted, "as has been stated by numerous legal scholars, i have the absolute right to pardon myself, but why would i do that when i have done nothing wrong? in the meantime, the never ending witch hunt, led by 13 very angry and conflicted democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms!"the tweet followed a story in the new york times on saturday (june 2) that published trump lawyers' confidential memo to robert mueller, the special counsel overseeing russian int...




j.j. abrams, lena dunham help get out the vote with personalized postcards

check your mailbox — you might have a personalized postcard from j.j. abrams, lena dunham or jenni konner waiting for you. last week, the filmmakers participated in sending "get out the vote" postcards to california voters ahead of tuesday's (june 5) primary. postcard kits were created in partnership with abrams' bad robot productions and rock the vote, a nonpartisan nonprofit to encourage young people to vote.“any excuse to actually write and send old-fashioned post cards is a good one. but none better than encouraging first-time voters to vote," abrams tells the hollywood reporter.studios such as fox and paramount; agencies caa, uta and icm; and streaming giants netflix and hulu also contributed, along with production companies, c...




apple introduces new controls for limiting time spent on devices

apple on monday (june 4) previewed new controls for limiting how much time customers spend on their devices as the company tackles criticism that its devices are becoming increasingly addictive and distracting.the controls allow users to set "do not disturb" modes on their phones, such as at night or during trips to the playground with their kids. during that time, app notifications will be blocked from showing up on the home screen. the phone's screen can also be set to dim automatically just before bedtime.apple also will give users reports on how much time they spend on apps and what gets them to check them constantly. they can set time limits on specific apps — and set controls for kids. last month, google revealed plans to have ...




tove lo teases new single 'bitches'

another feisty female collaboration is approaching, and this time around, tove lo is taking the lead. the swedish singer turned to social media monday (june 4) to unveil the cover art -- and the stellar lineup of features -- for her forthcoming single, "bitches," set to drop on thursday (june 7).for the new release, lo has recruited charli xcx, icona pop, elliphant and alma. the "bitches" cover art includes a repeated photo of a hairless cat donning a shiny gold plate necklace reading the song's title. in true lo fashion, the photo's risque caption cuts right to the chase, reading "let me be your guide when you eat my p---y out."lo has teased the sure-to-be-bop...




sza is inducted into her high school hall of fame

on monday (june 4), students at columbia high school in maplewood, new jersey, nearly lost their minds when fellow alum sza walked into a class assembly to be inducted into the school’s hall of fame. sza (born solana imani rowe) told her fellow students, "when i went to this school things were very different, we had free ninth periods, and a lot of room to make bad decisions that low-key turned us into great people.”the singer also encouraged daydreaming, saying it’s where, “you find the details and the inner workings of yourself and what you actually want to do… daydreaming is actually where this who...




marshmello, top twitch streamer ninja join youtube at e3 live stream event

with e3 right around the corner, producer geoff keighley and youtube have announced that the world's top twitch streamer, tyler "ninja" blevins, and music producer dj marshmello will join this year's youtube live at e3 stream as special guests.the live stream will air from a custom-built studio at l.a. live in downtown los angeles and feature 16 hours of live programming across sunday, june 10, and monday, june 11. coverage begins at noon pt. blevins will join keighley as a special guest host on june 11, where he will be presented with his diamond play button, which is awarded to youtube creators who reach the 10 million subscriber milestone. marshmello will join blevins for a live let's play game session, and he will also debut his ...




'a night with duran duran' trailer features nile rodgers, cindy crawford, boy george & more

duran duran lived the dream. they had the looks, the hits, the videos and the wealth. forty years after forming in birmingham, england, the dream isn’t over. in celebration of duran duran’s special anniversary, the u.k.’s bbc four will devote a night of programming to the british hitmakers with a pair of newly-filmed documentaries.according to the broadcaster, duran duran: a night in traces the tv, movies and adverts that inspired the group, from blade runner to barbarella and much more. its companion film, duran duran: there's something you should know, will take a deep dive into the act's turbulent history and promises to unearth previously unseen archive footage and rare demos. the corporation shared the trailer for its june 29 b...




hugh dane, hank the security guard from 'the office,' dies at 75

hugh dane, the actor best known for playing hank the security guard on nbc's the office, has died. he was 75.dane is reported to have died may 16, with a notice posted on los angeles' inner city cultural center facebook page. dane's office co-star rainn wilson confirmed his passing and posted a tribute on twitter. "he was one of the greats. so kind, funny, talented. we will all miss him,” wilson wrote. steve carrell also tweeted that dane was a "terrific guy." a veteran actor with credits sp...




shawn mendes indulges his harry potter obsession, sings the hits in ‘carpool karaoke’: watch

shawn mendes is on fire right now, so it was expected he’d light it up on the late late show. he did just that, when he dropped in for a spot of “carpool karaoke” and an in-studio performance. mendes buckled in for his four-night stand as he belted out the hits for his first “carpool” drive with james corden. the canadian pop singer also talked about moving out of home and the troubles with laundry, and disclosed his obsession with h...




inxs, giles martin team up for future music projects

with a raft of new music campaigns taking shape, iconic aussie alternative rock outfit inxs has tapped giles martin to take creative duties as executive music director.martin, the british-born music producer, composer and arranger, is the son of the late, great beatles producer george martin, who passed away in march 2016. the father-and-son team worked the desk on a handful of projects, most notably thesoundtrack for the beatles-cirque du soleil show in las vegas, love, which won a pair of grammys in 2008. in his new role with inxs, martin will have creative reins on all audio aspects of the new wave outfit’s plans, which include musicals and movies and the reissue of their studio albums, which will be repackaged, remixed and expanded...




issa rae wears belt with n-word, mocks kanye west at cfda fashion awards

issa rae made a statement on the red carpet with a belt featuring the n-word at the council of fashion designers of america (cfda) annual fashion awards on monday night. rae's belt, inscribed with the message "every nigga is a star", was part of a blue jumpsuit made by politically-minded designer kerby jean-raymond for the label pyer moss.the insecure star was hosting the star-studded dinner event held at the brooklyn museum, which saw stars such as cate blanchett, lupita nyong’o, trevor noah, michael kors and more as presenters with awards dished out t...




pentatonix's scott hoying reflects on group's 7th anniversary: 'i literally can't thank the fans enough'

in 2011, pentatonix members scott hoying, kevin olusola, mitch grassi, kristin maldonado and avi kaplan auditioned for the a capella singing competition the sing-off and went on to win season three of the show and skyrocket their music careers as a group.seven years to the day (june 4), hoying took to twitter to reflect on his journey with the group. "i always get a little emotional on june 4th because it's the day @ptxofficial met and decided to start our journey to...




gwen stefani & blake shelton danced to 'hollaback girl' at a wedding

gwen stefani and blake shelton went a little bananas (b-a-n-a-n-a-s) over the weekend.the couple spent saturday night (june 2) at the river ranch stockyards in fort worth, texas to attend a friend's wedding. stefani, who was in the bridal party, documented all the major moments of the night on instagram. perhaps th...




musicares announces independent investigation into person of the year, workplace harassment allegations

the recording academy's musicares nonprofit has announced the hiring of a third party independent investigation into allegations made last month in an open letter from a former employee. law firm katten muchin rosenman llp will conduct the investigation, musicares chairman michael mcdonald told board members in an email monday (june 4) that was obtained by billboard. "with any charity, trust is earned and can never be taken for granted," he wrote. "needless to say, we welcome their findings and will act on their recommendations."last month former musicares vp dana tomarken accused academy president and ceo neil portnow of steering money away from musicares in order to fund a deficit created by this year's grammy telecast in new york ci...




bruce springsteen to perform at asbury lanes reopening party as 'special guest'

bruce springsteen is taking the stage in his hometown of asbury park, new jersey this month.the icon will be performing at a re-opening party for the historic asbury lanes on june 18 as a special guest. the event will celebrate the transformation of the beloved bowling alley into a music venue. proceeds from the show wil...




trump calls off philadelphia eagles white house visit over anthem dispute

president donald trump on monday called off a visit by the philadelphia eagles to the white house on tuesday due to the dispute over whether nfl players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.trump said in a statement that some members of the super bowl championship team "disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem, han...




clarence fountain, founding member of blind boys of alabama, dies at 88

a founding member of the grammy-winning gospel group the blind boys of alabama has died. clarence fountain was 88.fountain died sunday in a hospital in baton rouge, louisiana, where he had been taken friday, manager charles driebe of atlanta said in an email monday.the group won four grammys, a grammy lifetime achievement award and a national endowment for the arts national heritage fellowship, and were members of the gospel music hall of fame. their cover of tom waits’ “way down in the hole” was the theme song for the first season of the hbo series the wire, which used a different artist or group each season.fountain is survived by his wife, barbara. the family planned a private viewing monday at their church, with a public funeral t...




'lip sync battle' trailer: alicia silverstone revisits iconic 'clueless' outfit

“as if” cher horowitz was a stranger to the spotlight. the actress who played her in 1995's clueless -- alicia silverstone -- returns in her classic yellow plaid blazer and matching miniskirt for the new season of lip sync battle premiering june 14.theactress is anything but clueless when she dominates the stage with shopping bags on both arms singing “fancy” by iggy azalea(featuring charli xcx) in the video promo for lip sync battle’s upcoming season. azalea famously wore s...