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Donate to a good cause, win one of Katy Perry's wacky outfits -- including a lettuce bra

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Lettuce hope that you'll be lucky enough to win one of the kooky outfits Katy Perry wore in a commercial for a British food delivery service -- because it's for a good cause.

Katy recently appeared in the ad for the British food delivery service Just Eat, in which she sings about getting her "curry in a hurry" and "eating subs in the tub" while sporting a variety of over-the-top outfits, featuring accessories like a cheese-shaped hat, an ice cream cake skirt and a diamond-studded bra made of lettuce leaves.

Now, Katy is auctioning off five of the outfits from the video to raise money for chef José Andrés' charity, World Central Kitchen, which provides meals in response to humanitarian, climate and community crises.

Katy writes, "Erm… have you seen my WILD outfits in the@JustEatDK spot? Welllll to raise money for@wckitchen - an amazing charity that works so hard to fight hunger and deliver fresh meals to those in crisis - I’m giving away some of my fav outfits from the shoot, so you too can enjoy subs in the tub in a lettuce bra, while feeling good about raising money for a great cause!"

She invites fans to donate at the link in her bio "for a chance to win a LEWK + a signed note from moi!"

The American Idol judge has posted the pieces on her Instagram, along with pictures showing exactly how she wore them in the video. In addition to the lettuce bra -- sadly, without the diamonds -- there's a yellow puffer coat, a blue peignoir and matching nightie, a puff-sleeved yellow dress with daisies all over it, a tight yellow and black dress and more.

The drawing for the winner takes place August 15; you have until August 1 to donate.

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Music notes: Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Michael Bublé, Olivia Rodrigo, Nick Jonas and more

A billionaire must have spent a lot of cash to have Lady Gaga sing at their wedding. The Telegraph reports Gaga performed at hedge fund mogul Alan Howard's nuptials in Lake Como, Italy, and says it costs about a million bucks to hire her for private events.  

Vancouver boy Michael Bublé is "beyond excited" his hometown is hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Sharing a video congratulating the city, he remarked, "Is it too early to start a countdown?… there’s roughly only one thousand, four hundred and some odd days to go!"  

Maroon 5 may have new music on the way after Adam Levine shared a photo of himself hanging with Marry Me star Maluma at the studio. Adam teased, "World ain’t ready…"

Olivia Rodrigo's SOUR has spent 51 weeks in the Billboard 200's top 10-- becoming this century's longest-running debut album in the top 10. SOUR has sold over 12 million copies globally.

Nick Jonas and wife Priyanka Chopra went on a mini vacation to Turks and Caicos, and they shared some FOMO-inducing photos of their trip. Priyanka shared a carousel of snaps to her Instagram, which include fun drinks, boat trips and plenty of naps.

Chris Martin serenaded the patrons of a British pub with Coldplay's 2014 hit "A Sky Full of Stars."  Apparently some fans asked the Coldplay frontman to play them a song at The Stag Inn's piano -- and he obliged. He also chatted up the customers before his impromptu performance. The inn shared the cute video on Twitter, adding, "You never know who might pop in for a pint!" They also said Chris is "a lovely man."

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Stevie Nicks weighs in on Supreme Court decision: "History is repeating itself"

Stevie Nicks has good news and bad news: She didn't get COVID during her recent run of tour dates -- but she is very upset about the Supreme Court's ruling last week.

In a letter posted to Twitter, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer writes, "Dear people, I got home from the tour late Wednesday night exhausted. It was great to be back in my world doing what I love for the first time in three years...AND I did not get COVID! We definitely proved that it can be done if you follow the rules. That is the good news."

Stevie continues, "The bad news is that our women's rights have been taken away."

The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman then says that before she comments further, she wants everyone to watch a documentary called The Janes. "It's a huge deja vu for me, as it is about my generation leading up to Roe v Wade," she writes. "Please watch it. It will blow your mind."

She signs off, "History is repeating itself...and it's even more frightening this time."

The Janes, available on HBO Max, tells the true story of seven women in Chicago in 1972 who were arrested for running an underground network for women who wanted to have safe, affordable abortions -- which at the time were illegal. The film features firsthand accounts from those women, some speaking on the record for the first time.

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Ed Sheeran salutes his Irish heritage at Freedom of the City of London awards

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Ed Sheeran has numerous awards in his trophy case, but on Sunday he was awarded one of the most meaningful honors.

Ed was granted the Freedom of the City of London -- which has been given out since the 1200s! The ceremonial honor is given to those with strong ties to the city.

Ed was selected for the award because he's a patron of the London Irish Centre, which serves as a resource for the city's Irish population. The center provides services such as advice sessions, concerts, information, classes and more.

"I think everybody knows how much I love London and how much it’s been a part of my musical journey, so to receive the Freedom of the City today is something truly special," the singer remarked when picking up the honor. 

He noted the other recipients of the honor when declaring, "Given my family's Irish heritage, to receive the award from London's first Irish Lord Mayor, Vincent Keaveny, and alongside London Irish Centre friends, is a bonus."

The other recipients were Gary Dunne and Maeve Heath, the center's creative director and longest-serving volunteer, respectively.

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Christina Perri sets live shows, releases new single from upcoming album

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Christina Perri is taking to the stage to promote her upcoming album a lighter shade of blue, which will now be released on July 15.

Christina has scheduled three intimate shows: One at World Café in her hometown of Philadelphia on July 20, one on July 15 at LA's Hotel Café and one on July 18 at New York City's Bowery Ballroom. For tickets, visit christinaperri.com.

In a statement, Christina, who's expecting her second child, says, "This album has been a long time coming, and getting to perform songs from it in an intimate setting will be really special.”

In addition, Christina has released a new song from the album called "home." The nostalgic song finds her at a party, imagining herself back in her hometown and longing for her younger days. She sings, "I wanna go back to the moment in time with the windows down/Drivin’ I-95, singin’ Counting Crows...I wish I was somewhere else/Oh, won’t you take me home?"

A lighter shade of blue is Christina's first studio album since 2013 and features the previously released tracks "evergone" and "mothers."

 

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Justin Bieber seen in public for first time following Ramsay Hunt diagnosis

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Justin Bieber appears to be on the mend and was spotted in public for the first time since announcing he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

TMZ snapped photos of the "Ghost" singer out and about with his wife, Hailey Bieber. The two had spent the past few weeks in the Bahamas, presumably to allow Justin privacy while he recovered.

The outlet caught the two deboarding their plane in Los Angeles. The Grammy winner was wearing sunglasses, a baseball cap and a hoodie with its hood up. As for Hailey, she had her hair done up in a messy bun, and was wearing sunglasses and an oversized leather jacket.

The couple didn't go straight home from the airport, instead grabbing some sushi at West Hollywood's Sushi Park before continuing on their way.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare neurological complication caused by the chickenpox virus, which can reactivate as shingles later in life as it stays dormant in one's system after initial infection. The Mayo Clinic says Ramsay Hunt is caused when a shingles rash breaks out near one's ear. The rash can trigger facial paralysis, which is what Justin has.

The "Cold Water" singer shared a video earlier this month that showed how the syndrome affected the right side of his face. "This eye is not blinking. I can't smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move. So there's full paralysis on this side of my face," he revealed. Justin has since called off the remainder of his North American tour dates in order to heal.

At this time, the European leg of his Justice World Tour is still going forward, with it resuming July 31 in

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Ed Sheeran says Sam Smith gave him "pure goosebumps" during their performance at Wembley Stadium

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Ed Sheeran let his fans know he is a major fan of Sam Smith, whom he invited on stage to perform during his takeover of England's legendary Wembley Stadium.

Ed is performing two weekend sets at the London venue and invited the "Dancing with a Stranger" singer to guest with him on his second night. The Grammy winner shared a sweet video of them hanging out and captioned it, "The incredible @samsmith guesting last night to a sold out Wembley. Got pure goosebumps for it, just so wonderful."

Sam reposted the video and expressed on their Instagram, "Forever grateful for your support and friendship Ed. Hearing Wembley sing 'stay with me' last night is a sound I will never forget. Took me to the moon. Thank you. What a show, what a guy."

The duo performed Sam's 2014 breakout hit, "Stay With Me," which Ed explained in the video, "We first performed this song eight years ago, which is mad!" The clip also shows the "Shivers" singer admiring Sam's vocal prowess, dancing on stage and inviting the audience to join in on their duet.  

After the show, Ed dubbed their set "pure enjoyment" and said the night's audience was "the best crowds in London, ever."

The video also highlighted the multiple hugs the two shared during the event. "I love you," the redhead told Sam during an embrace before they took the stage. Sam responded, "I love you more!"

Ed is next set to take over Wembley on June 29 and 30.

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Cyndi Lauper re-releases abortion rights song "Sally's Pigeons"

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Cyndi Lauper has released a new version of her 1993 abortion rights anthem "Sally's Pigeons" after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 opinion that declared abortion a constitutional right.

"The Supreme Court's radical decision today makes the re-recording and re-release of 'Sally’s Pigeons' more relevant than ever," she wrote on Instagram. "In my childhood, women didn't have reproductive freedom and 50 years later we find ourselves in a time warp where one’s freedom to control their own body has been stripped away."

The two-time Grammy winner continued, "When I wrote this song with Mary Chapin Carpenter in 1991, we wrote about two little girls who dreamt of stretching their wings like the pigeons they watched that flew above them. They dreamt of being free."

"But freedom then for women and unfortunately now comes at a big price. If we don’t have control over our own bodies then we have no real freedom," Cyndi expressed further. "If we don't have control over our own bodies then we have no real freedom. We are second class citizens. We need to mobilize. We need to let our voices be heard."

"Sally's Pigeons" was inspired by Cyndi's childhood friend who became pregnant and died after seeking a back-alley abortion. The heartbreaking track includes lyrics, "Some twenty one years back/ She left one night with just a nod/ Was lost from some back alley job/ I close my eyes and Sally's pigeons fly."

She has since changed the lyrics of the 2022 version of her song and says the events took place "some fifty one years back."

The "Time After Time" singer is a staunch advocate for abortion rights.

 

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Pink asks fans who support the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision to "never listen to my music again"

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Pink's had quite the weekend on social media, ever since she took to Twitter on Saturday to tell fans how strongly she feels about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Pink wrote, "Let’s be clear: if you believe the government belongs in a woman’s uterus, a gay persons business or marriage, or that racism is okay- THEN PLEASE IN THE NAME OF YOUR LORD NEVER F***KING LISTEN TO MY MUSIC AGAIN. AND ALSO F**K RIGHT OFF. We good?"

When a fan joked, "I hope her agent survives the stroke," Pink replied, "I am my agent. We're fine."

She then spent the weekend replying to tweets from random people attacking her and amplifying tweets from and about those who share her opinion.

When one tweeted, "I can't name one of your crappy songs," Pink shot back, "Then WHY ARE YOU ON MY TWITTER?!?! You’re like the guy that doesn’t get picked for the team saying he wasn’t even trying, you f**king loser."

Pink went on write, "I think all of our nerves are collectively fried from so many years of racism, misogyny, homophobia, etc. +pandemics, mass shootings, wars and the total lunacy, hypocrisy, ignorance of the GOP-it’s all a bit much. But we will stick together. Good will prevail over evil."

But when someone replied to that tweet by calling Pink an "evil demon" who "lies," Pink replied, "This is an example of how sick you all are and what you inspire in people."

She added, "And to all of you sad, old white men asking me if I still make music. I realize you’re out of touch- so ask your kids…. Oh wait- you can’t. They hate you."

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Olivia Rodrigo sings "F-You" to Supreme Court; Mariah Carey and Harry Styles weigh in; Lizzo pledges $500K

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Over the weekend, Olivia Rodrigo performed at the U.K.'s prestigious Glastonbury festival and used her time on stage to denounce the Supreme Court's ruling on Friday that overturned Roe v. Wade.  Meanwhile other stars continued to weigh in on Twitter and pledge to take action.

The British paper The Guardian reports that on Saturday, Olivia told the crowd, "I’m devastated and terrified. So many women and so many girls are going to die because of this."

She continued, "I wanted to dedicate this next song to the five members of the Supreme Court who have showed us that at the end of the day, they truly don’t give a s*** about freedom. The song is for the justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh. We hate you! We hate you.”

She then brought out guest star Lily Allen to perform Allen's song "F**k You," whose lyrics go, "Your point of view is medieval/F**k you, f**k you very, very much/'Cause we hate what you do."

Meanwhile, Harry Styles took to Twitter to write, "I’m absolutely devastated for the people of America today. Check on your friends. Look after each other. We’re all in this together, and the fight is just beginning. A truly dark day for America." 

Mariah Carey wrote, "It is truly unfathomable and disheartening to have to try to explain to my 11 year old daughter why we live in a world where women’s rights are disintegrating in front of our eyes."

And Lizzo announced that she was pledging $500,000 from her upcoming tour to Planned Parenthood, and that concert promoter Live Nation agreed to the match the donation for a total of $1 million.

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Kelly Clarkson and her talk show clean up at the 2022 Daytime Emmy Awards

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Kelly Clarkson and her self-titled talk show continued their winning ways at this year's Daytime Emmy Awards, handed out Friday night in Pasadena, CA.

For the third year in a row, Kelly was named Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host, while The Kelly Clarkson Show was named Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show for the second year in a row. The show also won a slew of technical awards in categories like Editing and Sound Mixing. 

Since its premiere in September 2019, The Kelly Clarkson Show has won 13 Daytime Emmys.

Kelly recently released her Kellyoke EP, featuring studio versions of some of the cover songs she performs each day on her show.

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Elton John, Genesis, Eagles, John Mayer, Dua Lipa have highest-grossing tours of 2022 so far

In the first six months of 2022, Genesis and Elton John's farewell tours, plus tours by The Eagles, John Mayer and Coldplay, have been raking it in at the box office, according to Pollstar's midyear report.

In terms of worldwide tours, Genesis' The Last Domino? Tour -- the final outing for Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford -- earned $72 million globally, second only to Latin superstar Bad Bunny. Elton John's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour was next with $70 million. 

Other tours that made the top 10 include The Eagles' ongoing Hotel California tour, with $55 million; John Mayer's Sob Rock trek, with  $51.8 million; and Coldplay's Music of the Spheres tour, with $44.7 million.

When it comes to North American tours, Elton John lands at #2 behind, yes, Bad Bunny. The Eagles, John Mayer and Genesis also made the top 10, but Dua Lipa also sneaks onto the list, with North American earnings of $40.1 million from her ongoing Future Nostalgia Tour.

Other artists on both top-grossing tours lists include K-pop superstars BTS -- even though they only did eight shows in four cities -- and country stars Eric Church, Morgan Wallen and Garth Brooks.

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Music Notes: Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Meghan Trainor & more

Taylor Swift approves of her BFF Selena Gomez using her music on TikTok. Selena is promoting the latest drop from her Rare Beauty cosmetics line with a TikTok that's set to Taylor's hit "The Man." As captured by PopBase, Taylor responded in the comments, "It's giving CEO it's giving gorgeousness it's giving friends forever."

Justin Timberlake traded his khakis for Louis Vuitton on Thursday as he and wife Jessica Biel hit up the luxury brand's outdoor runway show in Paris. Both Justin and Jessica sported LV head to toe. Justin shared their looks on Instagram, adding a caption honoring late Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh. E! reports that other stars at the event included Naomi Campbell, Chanel Iman, Joel Edgerton and Ella Emhoff, better known as Vice President Kamala Harris' stepdaughter.

Evan Rachel Wood is portraying Madonna in the upcoming biopic of "Weird Al" Yankovic. On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Thursday, she proved that not only can she talk exactly like early '80s Madonna, but she can sing just like her as well, belting out a note-perfect rendition of "Material Girl." She also did perfect imitations of Alanis Morissette and Janis Joplin.

Meghan Trainor knows she's an oversharer -- remember the side-by-side toilets Story? -- but when it comes to who inspired her new single, she's keeping her mouth shut. "Bad for Me" is about a family member she had to cut ties with, but as she tells People, "This one is personal because there's someone else involved. And usually I tell every detail, and this one, I want to keep that private for their sake. I don't want my fans going and finding them. So it's weird to walk on eggshells."

On The Kelly Clarkson Show Friday, Alanis Morissette shared some advice her father gave her about being in the public eye, and also spoke about her own growth and self-actualization -- which led Kelly to gush, "Everything you say sounds like it came from a beautiful self-help book! You should write one!"

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Check out Stevie Nicks' new duet with Chris Isaak from 'Elvis' soundtrack

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The new Elvis Presley biopic Elvis opened in theaters Friday, and with its arrival an expansive star-studded soundtrack album has been released. The album features 36 tracks that include new versions of classic Presley tunes, remixes, virtual duets and more.

Among the songs that appear on the Elvis soundtrack is a duet between Stevie Nicks and Chris Isaak on a rendition of the 1963 Presley rarity "Cotton Candy Land."

The album also features contributions from Doja Cat, Eminem & CeeLo Green, Kacey Musgraves, Jazmine Sullivan and Måneskin, and virtual duets pairing Presley's archival vocals with Elvis star Austin Butler and with ex-White Stripes frontman Jack White.

You can purchase the Elvis soundtrack now. A special immersive website has also been launched to showcase the music.

Elvis, directed by Baz Luhrmann, stars Butler in the title role and Tom Hanks as Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Here's the album's full track list:

"Suspicious Minds (Vocal Intro)" -- Elvis Presley
"Also Sprach Zarathustra/American Trilogy" -- Elvis Presley
"Vegas" -- Doja Cat
"The King and I" -- Eminem & CeeLo Green
"Tupelo Shuffle" -- Swae Lee & Diplo
"I Got a Feelin' in My Body (Stuart Price Remix)" -- Elvis Presley and Stuart Price
"Craw-Fever" -- Elvis Presley
"Don't Fly Away (PNAU Remix)" -- Elvis Presley & PNAU
"Can't Help Falling in Love" -- Kacey Musgraves
"Product of the Ghetto" -- Elvis Presley & Nardo Wick
"If I Can Drea" -- Måneskin
"Cotton Candy Land" -- Stevie Nicks & Chris Isaak
"Baby, Let's Play House" -- Austin Butler
"I'm Coming Home (Film Mix)" -- Elvis Presley
"Hound Dog" -- Shonka Dukureh
"Tutti Frutti" -- Les Greene
"Strange Things Are Happening Every Day" -- Yola
"Hound Dog" -- Austin Butler
"Let It All Hang Out" -- Denzel Curry
"Trouble" -- Austin Butler
"I Got a Feelin' in My Body" -- Lenesha Randolph
"Edge of Reality (Tame Impala Remix) " -- Elvis Presley & Tame Impala
"Summer Kisses/In My Body" -- Elvis Presley
"'68 Comeback Special (Medley)" " -- Elvis Presley
"Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" -- Jazmine Sullivan
"If I Can Dream" -- Elvis Presley
"Any Day Now" -- Elvis Presley
"Power of My Love" -- Elvis Presley & Jack White
"Vegas Rehearsal/That's All Right" -- Austin Butler & Elvis Presley
"Suspicious Minds (Film Edit) " -- Elvis Presley
"Polk Salad Annie (Film Mix) " -- Elvis Presley
"Burning Love (Film Mix) " -- Elvis Presley
"It's Only Love" -- Elvis Presley
"Suspicious Minds" -- Paravi
"In the Ghetto (World Turns Remix) " -- Elvis Presley featuring Nardo Wick
"Unchained Melody (Film Mix) " -- Elvis Presley

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Taylor Swift, Cher and others weigh in on Supreme Court decision: "I'm absolutely terrified"

The Supreme Court on Friday ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade and the fundamental right to abortion that has been the law for almost 50 years. The court ruled 6-3 in an opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. The court upheld a Mississippi law that bans all abortion past 15 weeks, with very few medical exceptions. Now, musicians are taking to social media to express their horror and dismay at the ruling.

Taylor Swift retweeted former first lady Michelle Obama's statement on the ruling, in which Obama wrote, "I am heartbroken for people around this country who just lost the fundamental right to make informed decisions about their own bodies...This horrifying decision will have devastating consequences and it must be a wake-up call, especially to the young people who will bear its burden."

Taylor then commented, "I’m absolutely terrified that this is where we are - that after so many decades of people fighting for women’s rights to their own bodies, today’s decision has stripped us of that."

Cher tweeted, "TODAY, TRUMPS RADICAL (REPUBLICAN) SUPREME COURT, BECAME RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN WOMEN. THEY CAN’T BE PROSECUTED, BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE… 'THEY ARE GUILTY.' WHAT OTHER RIGHTS (WE TAKE 4 GRANTED) ARE NEXT? BE AFRAID BE VERY AFRAID."

Cyndi Lauper posted a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt that says, "Girls just want to have fun...damental rights" and wrote, "Today is hard, but we are not done here because in this country the conversation and fight for our civil rights will always continue. Equality for all, not just for some. Stand together with those who need our help most right now." She linked to abortionfunds.org.

Carole King tweeted, "Taking a right away from more than half the population affects every member of a family. Reproductive healthcare is on the ballot. Organize & plan your vote."

Christina Perri added a broken heart emoji to a graphic of a quote from the head of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that reads, "Today's decision is a direct blow to bodily autonomy, reproductive health, patient safety and health equity in the United States."

Bette Midler tweeted, "They did it. THEY DID IT TO US! #SCOTUS has overturned #RoevWade, enshrined in the Constitution as settled law for over 50 years. How dare they? This #SCOTUS is absolutely tone-deaf to the will and even the actual needs of the American people. #WakeUpAmerica."

Hit-making songwriter Diane Warren tweeted, "Welcome to the live version of the Handmaids Tale."

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