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Massive walk-in closets, a screening room, arcade machines, a pool, a guest house, magnificent art and hundreds of pairs of sneakers: These are just some of the things you'll see in Architectural Digest's new video that takes you inside the Los Angeles mansion of Adam Levine and his wife, Behati Prinsloo.

"We love that it's one story, super-cozy," Adam gushes of the couple's beautiful home, which is the definition of understated luxury, with its neutral-toned, chic, modern-yet-comfortable design.  "We didn't want a palatial McMansion. That's just not who we are."

During their house tour, we see that Adam, a massive sneakerhead, keeps a pair of original Air Jordan 1s on display in a glass box in the kitchen. His immense closet, which he says was inspired by Kanye West's, holds the rest of his enormous sneaker collection, plus "sweats and t-shirts...'cause that's all I ever wear," he notes.

Adam also shows off a huge painting in the kitchen by Sage Vaughan, which he adapted for the cover art of Maroon 5's new album, JORDI, and the room where he recorded most of the album during lockdown.  We also see that he hides his Grammys and other awards in a case off to the side in his downstairs screening room.  "I keep them here so they're not too showy-offy," he explains.

A wall of what Adam calls "some of my favorite people" includes framed photographs of Kurt Cobain, Pearl Jam, Miles Davis with Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan and The Beatles.

Adam ends the tour by saying, "Thank you, we had a wonderful time showing you our house...But now, please, get the f*** out."

The mansion, previously owned by Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, reportedly cost $32 million.

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What's the best way to tell everyone how you feel about a loved one? Joe Jonas and Gwen Stefani have both been spotted wearing their hearts -- not on their sleeves, but around their necks and on their feet.

Joe was photographed out in New York City recently with brothers Nick and Kevin, where the middle Jonas Brother was seen wearing a silver locket around his neck.  The New York Post reports that the locket, which features a small diamond on the outside, is engraved "Willa," which is the name of his and wife Sophie Turner's daughter.  Willa recently celebrated her first birthday.

Not to be outdone, Gwen Stefani was photographed walking around Los Angeles wearing a pair of custom Vans shoes decorated with the face of Blake Shelton, her new husband.  But then again, Gwen's made an art out of wearing accessories paying tribute to her man. 

As the New York Post notes, in April, she wore a "Shelton" necklace, and in 2020, she wore a dress covered with white shells to the Grammys, as a tribute to the "shell" in "Shelton." When she and Blake wed on July 3, her veil was embroidered with Blake's name, and the names of her three sons.

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Camila Cabello will tackle some huge pop hits on the soundtrack of her upcoming musical film, Cinderella.

The soundtrack to the movie is due out digitally September 3, the same day the film hits Amazon Prime.  The track listing, which is already posted on Amazon, reveals that Camila and her co-stars, who include Idina Menzel and Billy Porter, will be singing their versions of songs made famous by everyone from Queen and Earth, Wind & Fire to Janet Jackson and Ed Sheeran.

Camila, Idina and the cast will sing a medley of Janet's "Rhythm Nation" and "You Gotta Be," the 1994 top-10 hit by Des'ree.  Camila will also sing Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" and Jennifer Lopez's "Let's Get Loud," while Idina sings Madonna's "Material Girl," and Billy Porter sings "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire.

Other songs performed by the cast include a medley of Salt N Pepa's "Whatta Man" and The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" -- yes, you heard that right -- as well as Queen's "Somebody to Love," and "Am I Wrong," the 2014 top-five hit by Nico & Vinz.

A new trailer for Cinderella just dropped, and in it you can hear bits of some of these songs -- and check out a lot of scenes of Camila as Cinderella, insisting that her future career as a fashion designer means more to her than marriage to any silly prince.  Oh, and she'd also like those glass slippers to be more comfortable, too.

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Lady Gaga and legendary crooner Tony Bennett, who turns 95 today, will release their new duets album, Love for Sale, on October 1.

The record, which will be Bennett's final studio recording, features him and Gaga singing songs penned by the iconic composer Cole Porter.  The first single, "I Get a Kick Out of You," is out today.

Tonight, Gaga and Bennett will take the stage at New York's Radio City Music Hall for the first of two performances; the second takes place Thursday night.  The video for "I Get a Kick Out of You" will debut on MTV, MTV Live, MTVU and its network of channels on August 6 at midnight.  It'll also be screened on an electronic billboard in New York's Times Square.

Doing an entire album of Cole Porter songs was an idea that came up after the success of Gaga and Bennett's first album, 2014's  Grammy-winning Cheek to Cheek, but it wasn't recorded until after Bennett had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He received the initial diagnosis in 2016, but his family only revealed his condition in February of this year.

Here's the track listing for Love for Sale:

"It's De-Lovely"
"Night and Day"
"Love for Sale"
"Do I Love You"
"I Concentrate On You"
"I Get a Kick Out of You"
"So In Love"
"Let's Do It"
"Just One of Those Things"
"Dream Dancing"
"I’ve Got You Under My Skin" (DELUXE VERSION)
"You’re the Top" (DELUXE VERSION)

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In the '80s, when Michael Jackson was the biggest star on the planet, any other star would've jumped at the chance to work with him, right? Well, not so much.

Appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Monday night, Duran Duran was asked by Cohen if they were friendly with the King of Pop in the '80s, when Thriller was all the range and they were topping the charts with "The Reflex." 

Keyboardist Nick Rhodes revealed that around that time, he'd returned home from a tour and received a call from someone saying they were Michael Jackson.  He initially thought it was one of their crew members pranking him, but he finally realized that yes, it was THE Michael Jackson.

"He was keen to make a record, and I go the next day to everyone...'Hey, Michael Jackson called last night, do you fancy maybe doing a song with him or something?'" Nick recalled. "And they all went, 'Nah!'

The band also insinuated that Princess Diana had a crush on bass player John Taylor, and said they wouldn't mind making a biopic about themselves like Bohemian Rhapsody or Rocketman, with singer Simon LeBon adding, "Can we have a young Brad Pitt play me?"

Duran Duran, who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled first album, will release their latest project, Future Past, on October 22.

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It’s Tony Bennett’s 95th birthday today, and he’ll be celebrating with all of New York.

New York State has officially proclaimed today Tony Bennett Day, with Governor Andrew Cuomo saying in part, “Music and the arts have long been an essential piece of the fabric of New York, and you would be hard-pressed to find someone who has made more of a contribution in this space than Tony Bennett.”

Sony Music Entertainment has also bestowed Tony with a bench in Central Park engraved with his name. It’s located at the east side of Center Drive when entering the Park at Central Park South and 6th Avenue.

“It is an honor to dedicate this bench to Tony in his beloved Central Park, where he has experienced so much joy and inspiration across the years,” Richard Story, President of Sony Music Entertainment's Commercial Music Group, says in a statement.

And finally, Tony will be celebrating his birthday by taking the stage and doing what he does best. Tonight marks the opening night of One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at Radio City Music Hall. The second night of the sold-out two-night engagement takes place August 5. It will be Tony’s last live concert appearance in New York City.

Gaga tweeted her birthday wishes to Tony and teased a tribute video is in the works: "To celebrate him and the love all of his fans have for him, I’m making a special video with 95 Reasons Gaga, Little Monsters, and Bennett Monsters Love Tony!"

Earlier this year, Tony's family revealed that he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2016.

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Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan will be back behind the judges' table when American Idol returns on ABC in the spring of 2022.  It'll be the show's fifth season on ABC, but its 20th season overall. Host Ryan Seacrest is also on board for this historic season.

American Idol's executive producer and showrunner Megan Wolflick said in a statement, "The chemistry and passion Katy, Luke, Lionel and Ryan bring is second to none. We couldn’t be more ecstatic that they are returning for this iconic 20th season in search of the freshest new talent that this nation has to offer.”

Auditions for the new season start this Friday, August 6 with the return of the virtual nationwide "Idol Across America" search, which will take place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.  The most recent American Idol champ, Chayce Beckham, auditioned via "Idol Across America."

Visit AmericanIdol.com/auditions to find out how to sign up.  Here are the dates; you can audition on any date, regardless of where you live:

Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina (Aug. 6)
Connecticut, New Jersey, New York (Aug. 8)
Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas (Aug. 11)
Florida, Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia (Aug. 13)
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi (Aug. 16)
Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee (Aug. 18)
Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada (Aug. 21)
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming (Aug. 23)
Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin (Aug. 25)
Open Call: Nationwide (Aug. 27)
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah (Aug. 31)
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont (Sept. 2)
Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C. (Sept. 8)
Open Call: The South (Sept. 10)
Open Call: East Coast (Sept. 13)
Open Call: West Coast (Sept. 16)
Open Call: Nationwide (Sept. 21)

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After sharing a cryptic two-minute teaser the other day about an upcoming single, The Weeknd confirmed on Monday that his next music era is finally here.

Taking to Instagram, the "Blinding Lights" singer announced fans will hear his brand new song "Take My Breath" this Friday, August 6.

The Weeknd tapped the Tokyo Olympics to share the track and release info in an official promo, which focused on the U.S. Women’s Track & Field team through the eyes of runners Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Gabby Thomas and Athing Mu

The promo features joyous moments the four celebrated at the finish line in past races before revealing the song's title and teasing the next crop of Olympic track and field events that Team USA is primed to dominate.

The Weeknd, also feeling the gold medal vibes, captioned his comeback, "8.6.21 new single [gold medal emoji]."

No word yet on when that new album is supposed to come out, but fans are buzzing that an announcement is on the horizon. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The hit "Arcade" by Dutch singer Duncan Laurence made him a star in Europe, and now it's become his breakthrough hit in the U.S. as well. Duncan says he's happy that's "Arcade" is the song that people all over the world know him for, simply because it means so much to him.

"I love it because I've always, always loved 'Arcade,'  he told ABC Audio a few months ago."It's always been a special song to me...like, to me, that feels like the core of who I am, like, its music, its lyrics...lyrically, [it's] a story that I'm telling -- like a very, very sad story -- but it's something...I can hopefully [have people] relate to."

"Arcade" appears on Duncan's debut album Small Town Boy, but he predicted that on his next project, he'd try to keep that same kind of feeling, because people seem to enjoy it.

"I love the fact that that is the direction that I'm going to go into, because I truly believe that once you once you have that foundation and that sound, you can start working from that point, [and]  hopefully make new, amazing, beautiful songs and hopefully people will like it," he said.

"And yes, there will always be a little bit of 'Arcade' sound in the next releases that I will do, definitely," Duncan added.

Last week, Duncan released a collaboration with singer/songwriter Wrabel called "back to back." Duncan praised Wrabel's songwriting as "so honest and emotional" -- which, not coincidentally, is how many people have described "Arcade."

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Adam Levine is getting a leg up on completely covering his body in tattoos.

The singer posted a video of himself getting a massive new tattoo that covers his entire leg. The ink, done by tattoo artist Bill Canales, took 13 hours to complete.

“13 hours later…,” Adam captioned the video.

The full design covers the leg from ankle to upper thigh and appears to depict a dragon. It was done over the course of two days, according to Canales’ Instagram page.

“Two days 13 hours on @adamlevine a true warrior to say the least and hell of a guy,” Canales captioned another video of the process.

It’s not the first time the Maroon 5 frontman has shown some serious patience when it comes to getting inked. A design on his other leg took three days to finish back in March, and his large back tattoo took a whopping six months to complete back in 2016.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A special Taylor Swift song not previously included on any of her albums will have a new home on her re-recorded version of Red.

Billboard confirms the ballad “Ronan,” written for a young boy who lost his battle with cancer, will be on the track list when Red (Taylor’s Version) is released on November 19.

Taylor initially released “Ronan” in 2012 as a charity single available only on iTunes. It was inspired by the blog of Maya Thompson about her son, Ronan, who passed away from neuroblastoma in 2011 when he was nearly four years old.

Thompson, who's credited as a co-writer on the song, posted on her blog last week that Taylor had reached out about including the song on Red.

Red was an album of heartbreak and healing, of rage and rawness, of tragedy and trauma, and of the loss of an imagined future alongside someone,” Taylor wrote in part, according to Thompson. “I wrote 'Ronan' while I was making Red and discovered your story as you so honestly and devastatingly told it...As my co-writer and the rightful owner of this story in its entirety, your opinion and approval of this idea really matters to me, and I’ll honor your wishes here.”

Thompson says she “of course” gave Taylor permission to include the song and expressed how touched she was to have it be part of the album.

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A special Taylor Swift song not previously included on any of her albums will have a new home on her re-recorded version of Red.

Billboard confirms the ballad “Ronan,” written for a young boy who lost his battle with cancer, will be on the track list when Red (Taylor’s Version) is released on November 19.

Taylor initially released “Ronan” in 2012 as a charity single available only on iTunes. It was inspired by the blog of Maya Thompson about her son, Ronan, who passed away from neuroblastoma in 2011 when he was nearly four years old.

Thompson, who's credited as a co-writer on the song, posted on her blog last week that Taylor had reached out about including the song on Red.

Red was an album of heartbreak and healing, of rage and rawness, of tragedy and trauma, and of the loss of an imagined future alongside someone,” Taylor wrote in part, according to Thompson. “I wrote 'Ronan' while I was making Red and discovered your story as you so honestly and devastatingly told it...As my co-writer and the rightful owner of this story in its entirety, your opinion and approval of this idea really matters to me, and I’ll honor your wishes here.”

Thompson says she “of course” gave Taylor permission to include the song and expressed how touched she was to have it be part of the album.

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Andy Grammer has debuted a new summer camp anthem with the help of fans and his four-year-old daughter, Louisiana.

The song, called "C.A.M.P.," is the result of a campaign in partnership with Quaker Chewy that asked fans to submit their own camp-themed lyrics. For every lyric submitted, Quaker Chewy donated a dollar to the American Camp Association.

Andy compiled the best lyrics into a song, which he performed at a campsite with little Louie by his side.

The chorus goes, "Wanna see my friends/ I wanna feel A-OK/ I wanna say 'Mmmm' with a piece of marshmallow in my face/ I wanna sing too loud/ I wanna stay up late/ Well camp is where my heart it comes to play."

You can listen to the track now on ChewyCampTrack.com and on Quaker's YouTube channel.

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The Weeknd is opening up about his sobriety and past drug use in GQ’s September cover story.

While Demi Lovato has taken to describing themself as “California Sober,” The Weeknd prefers the term “Sober Lite.” He says he drinks “occasionally” and smokes weed, but has left other drugs behind.

“Drugs were a crutch,” he tells the mag. “It was me thinking that I needed it. And not doing the work to figure out how not to need it. And I’ve spent the last few years realizing that and thanking God that I don’t need it. Because for a lot of people, it’s hard to shake it. But I knew I didn’t want it.”

The Weeknd, birth name Abel Tesfaye, adds that he also wants a family someday. “I know I say I don’t, but I know I do,” he says. “I want children.”

After teasing a new single and a new era Sunday, The Weeknd also gives GQ some hints about what his next album will sound like. The mag describes the project as being “packed” with “Quincy Jones meets Giorgio Moroder meets the best-night-of-your-f*****-life party records.”

“It’s the album I’ve always wanted to make,” The Weeknd says.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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John Legend has added a second leg to his Bigger Love tour due to popular demand.

The new shows will kick off on October 2 in Salt Lake City, UT and hit major cities including Philadelphia, New York, Boston and more, before wrapping on October 20 in Indianapolis, IN.

The previously announced first leg of the tour starts September 1 in Atlanta.

“I cannot wait to come together with you after all this time we’ve been apart,” John says in a statement. “It is a celebration of love, joy, sensuality, hope, and resilience, and I can’t wait for all of us to get lifted again with live music.”

Pre-sales for the second leg begin Wednesday, August 4 at 10 a.m. local time, with tickets going on sale to the general public on Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m. local. Tickets will be available at JohnLegend.com.

The tour, in support of John’s seventh album, Bigger Love, was originally scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic.

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