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Page Too Report for 12/13/2017


Harry Styles Becomes Last Minute Fill In Late Night TV Host

(Radio.com) On Tuesday, James Corden's wife Julia Carey went into labor with the couple's third child two and a half hours before The Late Late Show was set to tape.

The well-connected Englishman phoned a friend — none other than Harry Styles -- who agreed to take the reins for the night. Harry announced the good news to the crowd (which sounded thrilled about their last-minute replacement host) and delivered some zingers in his monologue:

"[The baby] looks a lot like James, mainly because James looks like a giant baby," he said. Styles also joked that this was "a one-time thing…unless CBS likes what they see."

During the show, Harry hosted musical guest Seal and interviewed Owen Wilson, Jane Krakowski and Joel Edgerton. Corden tweeted his gratitude -- for his newborn daughter and his pal's willingness to step up to the plate. Read more and watch Harry's monologue here.

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Kenny Chesney Rescued Over 250 Animals Abandoned After Hurricanes

(Radio.com) Among the many good deeds enacted by Kenny Chesney after hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, the country star rescued more than 250 abandoned animals.

Chesney, whose home on St. John was completely destroyed, established Love for Love City, a foundation dedicated to providing aid to victims of hurricane Irma.

While working to help provide, food, water, electricity and more to the residents of the area, Chesney's assistant, Jill Trunnell, noticed a larger number of domestic animals wandering the streets.

"She said to me, 'What about the animals who have been left behind?'" Chesney told USA Today. "I said, 'You're right. We've got to help them too.'"

"Once we got past the anxiety of getting water to people and taking care of their basic needs, Jill contacted Big Dog Ranch in Florida and Island Dog Rescue in St. John, St. Thomas and Vieques in Puerto Rico," Chesney continued. "Next thing you know, we've got three or four planes going down there to get these animals healthy and safe." Read more here.

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Blake Shelton Appears On Gwen Stefani Christmas TV Special

(Radio.com) Popstar Gwen Stefani welcomed her country singing boyfriend Blake Shelton to the stage for her NBC Christmas special, You Make It Feel Like Christmas, Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The title track from Stefani's new Christmas project by the same name was written and performed by the lovebirds on the album and on the show. Also joining the former No Doubt front woman were Chelsea Handler, who played a naughty Elf on the Shelf, actor Kim Jeong, Ne-Yo and Seth McFarlane who sang a tune with the 'Queen of Christmas."

Stefani posted, 'It was incredible to write with @BlakeShelton & share the stage for a song that is so joyful & Christmas-y!" See the tweets here.

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N.E.R.D Joined by Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean for 'Don't Don't Do It!'

(Radio.com) Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D are making music with their famous friends again. The group has released new song "Don't Don't Do It" featuring a guest spot from Kendrick Lamar with an intro that was written (but not performed) by Frank Ocean.

"Don't Don't Do It!" is the latest from N.E.R.D's forthcoming full-length album, "No One Ever Really Dies," which is scheduled be released this Friday, December 15th.

You can get a taste of the group's Kendrick collaboration as well as the rest of the new album via a listening party video, which contains explicit language, here.

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Kelly Clarkson And Josh Groban Duet On 'Phantom of the Opera' Song

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson and Josh Groban have revealed a new video performing a duet of "All I Ask of You," a song from the stage production The Phantom of the Opera.

The performance is taken from upcoming CBS special, A Home For the Holidays, which will also feature appearances from Kane Brown and Kacey Musgraves.

The pair have history with the song, having recorded it for Groban's 2015 Duets album. A Home For the Holidays airs Dec. 19 at 8 p.m. (ET) on CBS. Check out the performance here.

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Haim Coming For Adam Sandler With Catchy Hanukkah Song

(Radio.com) Each holiday season, the tidal wave of Christmas music leaves little room for catchy, whimsical Hanukkah songs: A blind spot immortalized in Adam Sandler's Saturday Night Live classic "The Hanukkah Song."

This year Haim -- a trio of Jewish sisters -- pooled their creative energy to write another Hanukkah song, which they teased on Twitter Tuesday (Dec. 12), on the first night of "the festival of lights."

The shot-on-iPhone video appears to be taken from a practice space, where the Haim ladies play with a drum machine and bass guitar. Lyrics about "courageous Maccabees" reference the Torah, while cultural symbols like latkes, dreidels and menorahs get shout-outs. "You be the Manischewitz, and I'll be the vodka," they sing.

The tweet included a warning to the SNL alumnus: "Sandler we're coming for you" Read more here.

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Nick Jonas Releases 'Home' Music Video

(Radio.com) Nick Jonas steps into the center of a bullfighting ring for his latest music video, "Home." The setting is appropriate, as "Home" is taken from the soundtrack to animated movie, Ferdinand, the story of a bull who has no interest in fighting, starring the voices of John Cena and SNL's Kate McKinnon.

Jonas sings the song from the center of the arena for most of the clip before being joined by a diverse cast of dancers. The video also features clips from the new film.

"You guys know how special 'Home' is to me & I'm so happy to share the video!," Jonas posted on Twitter. "We wanted to create a video with people of all different walks of life coming together. Love and acceptance are two of the best things we can give each other. Hope you like it." Watch the video here.

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SZA's Tonight Show 'Supermodel' Performance Streaming Online

(Radio.com) SZA has taken a victory lap since becoming the 2017 GRAMMY Awards' most-nominated woman: The artist stopped by The Tonight Show on Tuesday night to perform "Supermodel" from her breakout album Ctrl.

SZA took the stage backed by a string section while her mom and dad watched from the audience. The performance follows her stint as musical guest on Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and a weekend concert that featured a guest appearance from Chance the Rapper.

Watch SZA on The Tonight Show here.

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G-Eazy Performs 'No Limit' And 'Him and I' on 'Kimmel'

(Radio.com) To promote his upcoming album The Beautiful & Damned, G-Eazy played two new songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (Dec. 12).

G-Eazy performed his club hit 'No Limit" without the assistance of Cardi B and A$AP Rocky, who are featured on the track. And the rapper invited his girlfriend, pop star Halsey, to join him for their duet 'Him & I."

Between flirtatious glances at one another, the duo traded lines and encouraged crowd participation. The Beautiful & Damned comes out Friday (Dec. 15). Check out the performances here.

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Brett Eldredge Looking For Someone to Bring Home for Christmas

(Radio.com) Ever wonder what it would be like to date Brett Eldredge? Well, you're in luck because he's looking for that special someone to bring home for the holidays this year.

In his hilarious new retro dating video, Eldredge explains what he's looking for in his ideal woman, along with a few other bachelors who are looking for love this holiday season.

Watch the video clip and see if you meet any of the qualifications here.

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Ellie Goulding Says She Did 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Cameo

(Radio.com) Ellie Goulding has a cameo role in the new Star Wars movie--unless her scene was left on the cutting room floor. Goulding made the revelation on Twitter, clearly having not yet seen the final version of The Last Jedi, the latest film in the Star Wars franchise.

"Has anybody seen Star Wars yet and seen someone who resembles me in it?," Goulding asked on Twitter with a wink emoji. "Awkward if I got cut. Haha," she added.

"Either way it was a really awesome experience," the singer shared in a second tweet. "Great to be in the rebel army for a day." See the tweets here.

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Eminem Teases New Air Jordan 4 Encore On Social Media

(Radio.com) There's a new object of desire for Eminem fans and hardcore sneaker-heads. The rapper teased a new version of his extremely rare Air Jordan 4 Encore on Instagram earlier this week (Dec. 12).

Sneaker Bar Detroit reports that the rapper and StockX have plans for a new "retro-version" of the iconic kicks. Back in September, the rapper was one of several stars who donated a rare pair of sneakers to be auctioned for hurricane relief via StockX. The Jordan 4 Retro Eminem Carhartt's raised over $50k.

No word yet as to what the rollout of the new sneakers will be, but for now, check out the post here.

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Selena Gomez Shares Birthday Video For Taylor Swift

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift turned 28 on Wednesday (Dec. 13) and her famous friends were out in force with thoughtful birthday posts. Perhaps the best birthday message came from Selena Gomez who shared a video of the two mugging for the camera.

"I'm glad you were born. You write all the thoughts some aren't able to articulate. (ME!)" she wrote. "Thank you for giving a voice to this world that is authentic and inspiring.

"I wish some knew how big your heart actually is. it's fierce, bold and freaking wild with light. I'm glad you protect that. Love you @taylorswift." See Selena's sweet post here.

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Lonzo Ball Trolls Nas On Social Media With T-Shirt

(Radio.com) NBA star Lonzo Ball started a social media firestorm Tuesday night (Dec. 12) by wearing a shirt featuring his own face superimposed over the album cover to 1996 Nas album, It Was Written.

Ball sported the controversial shirt walking into New York's Madison Square Garden before his Los Angeles Lakers faced off against the New York Knicks. With the game being broadcast on ESPN, eagle-eyed viewers immediately caught the reference and hit social media to talk about it.

When the game ended with the Knicks defeating the Lakers in overtime, Nas hit social media with a message of his own: a simple congratulations to his hometown team.

Ball has previously drawn the ire of Nas fans when he called the legendary rapper "outdated" on an episode of the Ball family reality show, Ball in the Family. See the shirt and Nas' response here.

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Big Sean, Metro Boomin Do Two-Song Medley on 'Fallon'

(Radio.com) On the heels of releasing their joint project, Double or Nothing, Big Sean and Metro Boomin appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

They took the stage on Monday night (Dec. 11) for a spirited two-song medley of "Who's Stopping Me" and "Savage Time." During their performance, the rapper and producer showcased exactly why they're some of the most sought-after acts in the game.

While Metro Boomin conjured up the sick beats, Big Sean laid down the rapid-fire rhymes. Watch their performance here.

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Singled Out: Twang And Round

Country rappers Twang And Round about two tracks from their forthcoming album including their new single/video "La Di Da Di" and "Dope Boy". Here are the stories:

"La Di Da Di": We created 'La Di Da Di' at The Hideaway our personal studio nestled in the hills of Kentucky in the middle of nowhere. This place is special to us not only because it's Rounds personal residence but the feel and vibe out there fuels our creativity. We wanted to make a song that was all about having fun and celebrating life. That was the original concept. We created this song to pay homage to the origins of hip-hop which is one of the true core pieces of Twang And Round and the Ameriflow genre. Us being country boys from rural Kentucky sets the tone of our lyrical content mixed with that original Hip- hop delivery was born into the song 'La Di Da Di'!! Round had the beat laid out in our first session. It was so slamming that it pulled the hook out of us! I remember after we recorded the hook we knew we had something timeless. That set us up for writing the rest of the song as well as the verses!! We then took the post production down to our label mates I4NI and worked with them on the mixes. These final touches polished the song into what you hear today. The video treatment came together with us and I4NI during post production. We thought it would be a cool concept to show off some awesome 80's pop culture mixed with comedy in having Twang and Round travel back to that time in a Moonshine induced dream sequence. We realized right this opened up the playing field to pure craziness!! That was the basic original idea. After we mulled that over having it all happen in LA was the final touch or cherry on top of you will.

"Dope Boy": The concept of the song is you can't judge a book by its cover. Regardless of who you really are in real life there will always be this outward perception of you! Also no matter what struggles you may encounter in life you never give up!!! We co-wrote the song with Taylor James great musician from Kentucky at The Hideaway our personal studio originally. The song and concept was actually just a freestyle in the beginning that Twang spit that developed into the full song. The song became a great mixture of gritty delivery with an upbeat melody that resonated throughout the record.

For the video, we love rich storylines in our videos hence the Dope Boy treatment which was created by Jon Conner and David Ray from I4NI our label mates at Thirteen Skulls. The video depicts a teenager overhearing his parents struggling with bills. He then takes it upon himself to go out and hustle music provided by the Dope Boys Twang and Round. The video subliminally portrays Twang and Round as kingpins pushing music like Dope!! We felt this was a brilliant way to show the concept visually from what we had done musically!!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself as you watch the "La Di Da Di" video here and learn more right here!

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