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Jeff Spicer/BFC/Getty Images for BFCMeghan Trainor has revealed a health complication with her pregnancy.

The singer told NBC's Today show Wednesday that she has been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, a form of high blood sugar that affects pregnant women.

"Got a little tiny bump in the road -- I got diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but it's manageable and it's okay. And I'm healthy and the baby's healthy," Meghan said. "I just have to really pay attention to everything I eat."

The condition is typically managed with daily blood sugar monitoring, a healthy diet, exercise, and sometimes medication, according to the Mayo Clinic.

"It's nice to learn so much about food and health, and [it's] nice to hear that so many women experienced this,” Meghan added.

Meghan had previously expressed her concern about developing the condition, as her mother, Kelli, also had gestational diabetes.

Meghan and husband Daryl Sabara are expecting a son in January.

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Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesGloria Estefan has revealed that she was diagnosed with COVID-19 after eating at an outdoor Miami restaurant with her family recently.

In an Instagram video, the singer says she tested positive on November 8, days after the dining experience.

"October 30 was the only day I ever went out,” Gloria explains. “I was wearing my mask and I went to a restaurant outdoors with some family. We wore masks all the way to the table and when we left. But [at the restaurant] somebody came up to me when I was eating and tapped me on the shoulder. They had no mask and were very close."

She believes this is when she became infected. She experienced mild symptoms, such as loss of taste and smell and a cough, and is now recovered after spending two weeks in isolation on the second floor of her home.

“The doctor said that maybe I got a very low viral dose, which may be why the symptoms were like that, not so difficult,” she says, also crediting her strong immune system and vitamin intake as possible reasons why she was so lucky.

Gloria added that she was sharing her story to show people just how contagious the virus is.

“I know we are kind of in a very big spike in Miami. It’s tough here now," she says. "...Please, everybody, wear your masks, try to stay 6 feet away and protect yourselves.”

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Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images2021 is already looking bright, thanks to a sweet new superstar collaboration that will hit shelves in January.

Lady Gaga has teamed up with America's favorite cookie to create a new Oreo that will help spread musical messages of kindness.

The two cultural icons concocted these one-of-a-kind pink Chromatica Oreos with green creme filling inspired by Gaga's feel-good dance album, Chromatica.

The first-ever celebrity Oreo features three different designs inspired by the album, embossed on the wafer.

Oreo hasn't released the official date for when Little Monsters can buy full-size packs but said in the meantime, "the cookies will be available in 6-cookie packs at convenience stores starting in January for a limited time only, while supplies last."

On Wednesday, Oreo announced that fans can sign up for the Lady Gaga and Oreo Stan Club to receive a notification when the cookies officially drop. The first 1,000 subscribers will receive a complimentary pack.

Additionally, starting December 15 and ending on April 30, 2021, Oreo and Gaga will launch "Sing it with Oreo" to encourage fans to send uplifting "Oreograms" to loved ones for a chance to win an assortment of Lady Gaga swag and experiences.

The grand prize is a flyaway concert and meet-and-greet experience, pending COVID-19 restrictions, with the Grammy-winning artist.

⚔️ LADY GAGA x @OREO x #Chromatica 💓 Dropping soon! pic.twitter.com/Gtd5qeZXZi

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) December 2, 2020
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Theo Wargo/WireImageHarry Styles is throwing some subtle shade after conservative pundit Candace Owens criticized his Vogue cover, which featured the singer styled in a lace Gucci gown.

On Wednesday, Harry posted a picture of himself from his new Variety photo shoot, featuring him eating a banana while wearing a powder suit with a ruffled shirt underneath.

“Bring back manly men,” he cheekily captioned the pic, referencing Owens’ complaints about men wearing women’s clothing.

Owens had tweeted, “There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It is an outright attack. Bring back manly men.”

Harry also addressed Owens’ comments in his new cover story with Variety, where he was named Hitmaker of the Year.

“To not wear [something] because it’s females’ clothing, you shut out a whole world of great clothes,” he says. “And I think what’s exciting about right now is you can wear what you like. It doesn’t have to be X or Y. Those lines are becoming more and more blurred.”

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ABCThe first taste of Taylor Swift’s re-recorded songs has arrived.

The singer unveiled her new version of her 2008 hit “Love Story” in a new Ryan Reynolds-penned commercial for Match.com.

“Okay so while my new re-records are NOT done, my friend [Ryan Reynolds] asked me if he could use a snippet of one for a LOLsome commercial he wrote so...here’s a sneak peak of Love Story!” Taylor, who has been re-recording all her masters, tweeted Wednesday. “Working hard to get the music to you soon!!”

The hilarious ad features Satan and 2020 meeting up for a date and discovering they’re the perfect match made in Hell.

And speaking of love stories, Taylor is advocating for all kinds of them. She accepted the Icon Award at the 2020 Virgin Atlantic Attitude Awards Tuesday for her work with the LGBTQ community.

"I just believe very firmly that everyone should be able to live out their love story without fear of discrimination,” she said in her recorded acceptance speech.

“The way for that to happen is for us to continue to keep pushing governments to put protections in place for members of the LGBTQ community,” Taylor added. “And I promise to always advocate for that.”

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Andrew Lipovsky/NBCTaylor Swift isn't the only artist who secretly recorded an album while in quarantine -- so did Jimmy Fallon.  And, just as Tay tapped Bon Iver to help her with a song, Chris Martin stepped in to lend Fallon a hand.

During Tuesday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the late night host poked fun at Swift's Disney concert movie, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, which premiered over the holiday weekend.

"Basically, it's Taylor, and her producer and musicians from the album getting together for the first time -- socially distant and listening to the album for the first time.  It's pretty cool," said Fallon. "Well, not many people know this, but I actually did something similar. It's true!"

Saying he and his in-studio band The Roots crafted an eight-track album, called Fallonlore, the parody starts with Fallon sitting with Questlove and Black Thought on a rooftop patio discussing their quarantine brainchild.

The three make up the stories about each of the album's titles, which include "Peed My Pants in an Applebee's," "Sourdough Heart" and "Song about Milk."

However, the show-stealer was the pretend album's final track, which tapped Coldplay frontman Chris Martin to deliver a solemn duet of "Fuzzy Wuzzy."

"I felt a real connection with this next song and I wanted to do a duet with Chris Martin," Fallon jokingly narrated, saying his daughters inspired the track. "I didn't think he would ever do it but we reached out to his team and incredibly, he said yes."

The bit ends with Quest and Thought realizing that they're not helping Fallon shoot a documentary like the Long Pond Studio Sessions.  The two musicians reacted with disgust when they discover that not even the Peacock streaming service was interested in Fallonlore.

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Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversalDivorces aren’t often easy – just ask Kelly Clarkson.

During Tuesday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the 38-year-old host opened up about her split from her husband of six years, Brandon Blackstock, 43.

"There are so many hard parts. The hardest for me is the kids,” Clarkson revealed.  She shares two children with Blackstock, six-year-old River and four-year-old Remington.

“That's the hardest for me," she shared. "I think, as women especially, we're trained... to take it all on, and you can deal with it, and you're fine, but it's your babies that you worry about."

Clarkson also sought advice from Untamed author Glennon Doyle, who appeared on the show along with Alicia Keys. Doyle previously went through a public split in 2016 from Craig Melton and is currently married to women’s soccer star Abby Wambach and was able to provide some perspective, which the pop star found helpful.

"I'm like, 'This isn't happiness, for both of us. I feel both of us deserve better, and neither one of us would want this for our children.' Reading that line so hit home for me, and not selfishly, but for the family. It's like, 'I don't want this for anyone in this scenario right now.' It was such a powerful piece of knowledge," Clarkson told Doyle. "Thank you so much." 

Clarkson filed for divorce from Blackstock in June. According to court documents obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Clarkson recently won primary custody of the couple's two children despite originally seeking joint custody. 

Additionally, the outlet recently confirmed that Blackstock requested $436,000 a month -- $301,000 in spousal support and the remaining $135,000 for child support. If his request is approved, he will receive over $5 million a year.

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Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor's album A Very Trainor Christmas features some interesting collaborations, including one song with Earth, Wind & Fire, one featuring her dad Gary, and a duet with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane on "White Christmas."  The duet's become one of the first major hits of the holiday season, and Meghan says it came about because of her "Christmas connection" with Seth.

"I did a Christmas show with him years ago at The Grove," Meghan says, referring to the music venue in Anaheim, California. "He asked me to sing a duet with him and I sang, like, a Justin Bieber Christmas song on my ukulele with his orchestra. And that was like a dream come true -- my mom flew out from Nantucket to watch this go down!"

"So I thought, like, 'Maybe I have that Christmas connection with him. Maybe he would say 'yes' --  and thank God he did," she tells ABC Audio. "And I was so excited!"

Meghan says she knew exactly what she wanted Seth to sing on the album, and he obliged right away.

"I knew the song...I was like, 'I want "White Christmas" to be a duet and I want him to sing his parts,'" she tells ABC Audio. "And I couldn't be with him because of quarantine, but they were so good to us, and they recorded him in one day and sent his raw audio, which sounded perfect."

"And I was like, 'Wow, what's it like to sound like that?'" she laughs. "So it was great!"

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Courtesy Mariah's CookiesIf Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas, then surely she's also the Queen of Christmas Cookies, right? Well, starting this Friday, you can order your very own box of Mariah's Cookies, with flavors that range from holiday treats to classic favorites.

The cookies are a collaboration with restaurateur Robert Earl, the founder of Planet Hollywood and owner of chains like Bertucci's, Brio Italian Grille and Bravo! Italian Kitchen.  He recently started Virtual Dining Concepts, which focuses on delivery only food -- and that's what these cookies are.

“Mariah and I have chatted over the years about working together on a food business and, with her love of baking, cookies were a natural fit," Earl says in a statement. "As Mariah is synonymous with the holidays and celebration, we will make sure that her special holiday flavors are available not only for the holidays but year-round."

And Mariah says, simply, "Yay, cookies! We love ‘em...love ‘em during the holidays....love ‘em all year round!!”

Among the holiday flavors Mariah's cooked up are Pumpkin, Gingerbread and White Chocolate Cranberry.  Other flavors include Triple Chocolate Chunk, Lemon Cooler, Spiced Oatmeal Raisin and Heath Bar.  You can also order boxes of mixed flavors, including one called Try Them All.

Starting Friday, you can get Mariah's Cookies delivered via Grubhub, DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats and Seamless in more than 30 major cities, from L.A. to New York, plus Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston, St. Paul, Dallas, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and more.  Visit MariahCareysCookies.com for more info.

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Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagicIf you're looking to leave the big city and ride out the rest of the pandemic in style in bucolic surroundings, Paul Simon has a deal for you.

The real estate website Dirt reports that Paul and his wife, fellow musician Edie Brickell, have slashed the price on their mansion in New Canaan, CT from $13.9 million to a mere $11.9 million.  Sure, it sounds like a lot, but not if you consider that the couple paid $16.5 million for the place about 19 years ago.

The 1938 mansion has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms and three powder rooms in 8,500 square feet, and sits on grounds that include "sweeping meadows," "formal walled gardens," a swimming pool and a private pond. There's also a 2,400-square-foot cottage on the property that Paul and Edie use as a recording studio.

According to Dirt, Simon also owns a duplex in New York City, and a 30-acre oceanfront home in New York's ritzy Hamptons. Brickell, a Texas native, separately owns a 10-acre estate outside of Dallas.

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Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicTwo years into their marriage, Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas are still going strong.

The two tied the knot December 1, 2018 in a Christian ceremony held in India, with Nick's dad officiating the ceremony. The next day, the two married in a traditional Hindu ceremony and then held several lavish receptions.

On Instagram, Nick posted two photos of their happy day: one of them standing at the altar, and one of them walking away arm and arm, as Nick kisses Priyanka's hand.  He captioned the post, "Two years married to the most wonderful, inspiring and beautiful woman. Happy anniversary @priyankachopra I love you."

Priyanka posted a picture of the two walking hand in hand down a street in London, with the caption, "Happy 2 year anniversary to the love of my life. Always by my side. My strength. My weakness. My all. I love you @nickjonas."

It's been an exciting year for the Jonas Brothers. In addition to releasing several singles, including "What a Man Gotta Do" and their current holiday song "I Need You Christmas," Joe Jonas welcomed his first child -- a baby girl reportedly named Willa -- with wife Sophie Turner.

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Beth GarrabrantSpotify is out with its annual "Wrapped" year-end review, and either globally or in the U.S., it shows that people in 2020 were streaming a lot of hip-hop, Latin music, and songs by Taylor Swift.

Taylor was the number-one most-streamed artist in the U.S. on Spotify, followed by teen Grammy-winner Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Halsey and rapper Megan Thee Stallion.  Globally, she was number two, second only to Billie Eilish.  That list also included Ariana, Dua Lipa and Halsey.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa's album, Future Nostalgia, was among the most-streamed albums of 2020 globally, as well as The Weeknd's After Hours, Harry Styles' Fine Line and Post Malone's Hollywood's Bleeding.

The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" and Dua's hit "Don't Start Now" were also among the top five most-streamed songs worldwide.

Overall, Spotify's most-streamed artist globally of 2020 was Latin superstar Bad Bunny.  In the U.S., it was late rapper Juice WRLD.  Nearly all of Spotify's most-streamed songs and albums of 2020 in the U.S. were by hip-hop artists.

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ABC/CMAJustin Bieber is itching to become a dad, but he’s leaving it up to wife Hailey to decide when they’ll have kids.

"I'm going to have as many as Hailey is willing to push out," Justin said during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday. "I'd love to have myself a little tribe. It's her body and whatever she wants to do."

He said he thinks Hailey “wants to have a few” as well -- just not any time soon. When Ellen pressed him on what the “hold up” is, he revealed Hailey is not quite ready yet.

"There's not really an issue, but I think Hailey still has some things she wants to accomplish as a woman,” Justin said. “And I think she just is not ready yet, and I think that's OK."

Justin, 26, and Hailey, 24, have been married for two years.

Elsewhere in the interview, Justin talked about road-tripping with Hailey during the pandemic and how he’s planning to grow his hair out like Brad Pitt in the 1994 film Legends of the Fall.

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RUVEN AFANADOR for ElleMariah Carey is the undisputed Queen of Christmas, and there’s a reason she takes the holiday so seriously every year.

In a new cover story for Elle magazine, Mariah explains that her love of Christmas stems from not always experiencing cheerful holidays growing up.

“I think it’s just that longing that I had as a child, that I always wanted things to be perfect for the holidays. And they never were,” she tells the mag. “It was always somebody ruining the moment, always these dysfunctional family members who came around and foiled everything.”

She adds, “And so I just made a pact with myself that I wasn’t going to allow that to happen anymore. After I kind of emerged from my first relationship-slash-marriage, I created the Christmases that I wanted to have.”

This year’s holiday will look a little different due to COVID-19. Mariah says she’ll probably have to skip her usual visit to the tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City, but she’ll still bring cheer to others with her Apple TV special, Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, on December 4.

“I hope people feel festive when they watch this special, and I hope it helps in some way,” she says. “Just like any really good Christmas movie or song can lift your spirits, that was the goal here.”

To further get in the holiday spirit, Mariah played a holiday edition of Song Association with Elle, where she sings classics including sings "Joy to the World" and "Walking in a Winter Wonderland."

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David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty ImagesAccording to a Monday report from People, a decision was made in Kelly Clarkson's divorce from ex-husband Brandon Blackstock.

The "Piece by Piece" singer, 38, who filed for divorce in June, was awarded primary custody of the two children she shares with Blackstock, six-year-old River Rose and four-year-old Remington Alexander.

Despite the ruling, a source tells People that Blackstock, 43, is asking for more than $5.2 million a year in financial support.

"Brandon's been equally unreasonable in his requests for child and spousal support, as well as attorney fees," the source claims. "Kelly's offered to pay for all the kids' expenses, but Brandon seems to think he is entitled to and needs $301K in spousal support and $135K in child support per month."

In addition, Blackstock allegedly requested "$2M for attorney fees when he's the one driving up the cost of the divorce with seven attorneys just representing him alone," the source adds.

Despite the financial requests, Clarkson is reportedly "pleased" with the judge's ruling.

"As Kelly has said, her first priority in all of this is to take care of the kids and all the hearts that are involved in this divorce," another source close to the singer told People. "It's been a hard time for everyone, but Kelly's pleased with the court's ruling regarding custody."

"Divorce is hard and it gets tense for most couples going through it," the anonymous tipster added. "In this case, she had to fight for [her children] since Brandon and his attorneys were making unreasonable requests."

The requests included splitting the children's residence between their primary residence in Los Angeles and his home in Montana, per the source.

Representatives of the former couple, who wed in 2013, have not responded to requests for comment. 

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ABCABC kicked off the holiday season with a dazzling display of star power for The Disney Holiday Singalong.  Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, who was seated comfortably in a giant leather chair in front of a roaring fire, Monday night's festivities united recording artists, actors, celebrities and Broadway talent alike to remind everyone watching at home that, even though Christmas will look different this year, the holiday spirit remains unchanged.  

Monday night's message also centered on the importance of family and kindness, as demonstrated by singers teaming with their siblings or young children for their performances.   

Highlights of the night included performances from Chloe x HalleBTSPink and her nine-year-old daughter WillowAdam LambertLeslie Odom Jr. and many others that helped ring in the holiday season.

Kicking off the official singalong was Hollywood power couple Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, who attempted a vocal warmup for the audience watching at home that, unfortunately, went awry.  The camera shattered when the outspoken diva went rogue with the high notes.

R&B duo Chloe x Halle took over with their ultra-harmonized rendition of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman" from Disney's Frozen. The sisters joined hands as they danced around a winter wonderland, highlighted by white Christmas trees and snow flurries gently swirling around them.  

Another memorable performance came all the way from South Korea, when BTS teamed up with the official star of the Christmas season, Santa Claus himself, to help them perform "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." The K-pop group had a blast channeling the joy and wonder of the holidays by surrounding themselves with shiny presents and twinkling lights.  The band also shared several hearty laughs throughout the song.

With Santa busy in South Korea, Pink invited her young daughter Willow to help deliver a magical and heartwarming rendition of "The Christmas Song."  Pink's eyes filled with pride as her daughter showed off her impressive vocal talents and, at the end, happily waved over her three-year-old son, Jameson, to wave goodbye to the audience and close out their family performance.

Leslie Odom Jr. married the Halloween and Christmas spirits when tackling "What's This" from The Nightmare before Christmas.  His Broadway chops shined and made the ultra-energetic song all the more entertaining as the Hamilton star's voice crackled and popped with excitement, allowing him to effortlessly channel the animated Jack Skellington.

While some performers chose to highlight the jubilation of Christmas, others like Adam Lambert and Andrea Bocelli embodied the warmth of the holiday season with their intimate performances of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Silent Night," respectively.

The most emotional performance, however, came from Broadway itself, when those who are part of Disney's impressive array of musicals came together in a show of unity to deliver an inspiring and modified version of Frozen's "Let It Go."  The group took over the New Amsterdam Theatre, located in the heart of Times Square, to promise Broadway's glorious return and encourage the audience to "fill this world with light and love."

Also helping to ring the Christmas cheer was perennial holiday favorite Michael Bublé performing "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," Scandal star Kerry Washington, who belted out "Joy to the World" from her illuminated gazebo, Ciara and her children Sienna and Future rocking out to "Rocking around the Christmas Tree," Derek and Julianne Hough dancing up a storm to some holiday classics, and Katy Perry performing a medley of "Cozy Little Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

Seacrest closed out the celebration by asking the audience to support Feed America, saying those who wish to donate can do so by visiting disney.com/feedthelove. 

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Xaver Walser & Urs Gantner/AARP The MagazineWhat's happiness got to do with it? Let Tina Turner tell you all about it in her new inspirational how-to guide.

According to a description from the publisher, the book, Happiness Becomes You; A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, details how Tina -- who just turned 81 -- has used the practical principles of Buddhism to overcome "despair, adversity and poverty" and rise to "joy, stability and prosperity."

In the December 2020/January 2021 issue of AARP The Magazine, Tina details some of the struggles she's had to overcome: the fact that, she says, "my mother did not want me," being abused by her ex-husband Ike Turner, a suicide attempt, and health challenges including "a stroke, a kidney transplant and colon cancer."

"The greatest gifts of wisdom are often found within such challenges," Tina tells the magazine. "I had to make peace with my past, and forgiveness sets us free......[it's]...about cutting the chains of negativity from whatever has caused us pain."

The living legend also says she wants to encourage "as many people as I can to cherish their lives."

As for her own happiness these days, Tina admits, "I don’t perform anymore, and I don’t miss it. I do other things and think any creative endeavor helps to nour­ish your soul...anything that requires your heartfelt focus is cre­ative energy."

"I’ve definitely grown happier as I’ve matured, and have even greater patience and love for others," she adds. "But you have to love yourself first. People used to talk about my legs as much as they did about my talent, but I was blind to my own beauty."

"My advice to women who worry about aging is to nurture gratitude for your life," she concludes. "Out of that will come happiness. And hap­piness is sexy!"

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Getty Images for dcpDua Lipa’s Studio 2054 livestream event was a hit.

The virtual concert, which took place Friday, broke online livestream records with over five million views globally.

“We are estimating over 5 million viewers based on more than one person watching each stream, but the real number may be closer to 8 or 9 million,” Ben Mawson, from Dua’s management TaP Music, said in a statement. “I expect a lot of families watched together. It was a massive undertaking but I am so proud that once again Dua has shown herself to be the one of the biggest pop stars in the world.”

Due to high demand, Studio 2054 will continue to be available for streaming until Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. on Live-Now.com, with tickets priced at $10.

The event, which showcased Dua’s Grammy-nominated Future Nostalgia album in a highly-choreographed COVID-safe production, was packed with exciting guest stars, including Miley Cyrus, Elton John, Kylie Minogue and more.

According to LIVENow Director Marc Watson, the event could be a sign of how the music industry will continue to operate post-pandemic.

“Studio 2054 shows that artists can create unique live events, designed to experience at home, that delight their fans and attract major sponsors,” he says in a statement. “This is not easy but we have proved if you get the creative format and marketing right, there is significant and growing consumer demand around the world for streamed live music events.”

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Courtesy Free the WildCher's upcoming Smithsonian Channel documentary about a very special elephant has reached its happy ending -- at a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia.

As previously reported, cameras are capturing Cher's journey to help relocate Kaavan, the "world's loneliest elephant," from a zoo in Pakistan to the Cambodian Wildlife Sanctuary.  Cher and her charitable foundation Free the Wild have spent years advocating for Kavaan's relocation. 

At the Pakistan zoo, Kavaan has suffered from physical and psychological problems because of his life of isolation.  At the sanctuary, he'll be able to roam freely with other elephants, in a much healthier environment.

Kavaan has now arrived in Cambodia but prior to his journey, cameras captured Cher feeding Kavaan and also serenading him.  Her song of choice?  "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes," from Disney's Cinderella.  He appears to react to her singing by dancing a little bit -- though he was probably hoping for something from Dumbo.

As previously reported, in 2021 Smithsonian Channel will air Kavaan's journey with Cher as a documentary, tentatively titled Cher's Elephant Airlift.

 

Kaavan touched down and took his first steps on Cambodian soil after a 23-hour journey from Islamabad, at 23:45pm on Monday 30 November 2020. Remember this day, for you helped us make it! Bless you all ❤️🐘
FTW#ftw #freethewild #freekaavan #cambodia #happiness #freedom pic.twitter.com/kxzB8svecL

— Free The Wild (@ftwglobal) November 30, 2020

 

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ABCDarius Rucker has teamed up with Lindsey Stirling for a mystical rendition of "What Child Is This?

Acclaimed instrumentalist Lindsey provides the haunting violin as Darius sings the Christmas classic that dates back to 1865, accompanied by a twinkling piano and steady drums.

The pair will perform their rendition of the song on CMA Country Christmas tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. 

“I was so honored when the CMA asked me to perform ‘What Child Is This?’ and to be getting to do it with an amazing musician like Lindsey is just awesome,” Darius says.

“I was so excited to be a part of ‘CMA Country Christmas’ again this year. Every year, they give me an amazing chance to sparkle in their spectacular show," adds Lindsey, who also covered the song on her 2017 album, Warmer in the Winter.

She adds, "This year was extra special since I got to collaborate with the amazing Darius Rucker. Hope everyone loves it as much as we do!”

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