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Morrissey Has Different View Of Kevin Spacey Controversy

(Radio.com) The past several weeks have seen a spike in celebrity sexual harassment and assault accusations. Among them is Kevin Spacey's swift fall from grace began after actor Anthony Rapp accused him of making an advance when Rapp was 14 in 1986.

During an interview with Spiegel Online, Morrissey said it seems Spacey has "been unnecessarily attacked" and that Rapp may have "had an inkling of what might possibly happen." Social media users roundly condemned the interview and charged him with victim-blaming.

"I mean, I don't know about you, but in my youth I was never in situations like that. Never," he continued. "I was always aware of where things could go, and if you're in somebody's bedroom, you have to be aware of where it could lead to, and you have to say, 'Well, why are we here? Why aren't we downstairs in the lobby?' So it doesn't quite ring true to me, and it seems to me like he's been unnecessarily attacked."

Morrissey also mused about the general atmosphere of sexual assault accusations, casting doubt on the circumstances that lead people to speak out. "You also must wonder if people know exactly what's happening, and they go along with it, but then when it's happened, they find that they're either really embarrassed or they didn't really like it, so then they go reverse it and say, 'I was ambushed, I was taken by surprise, I was dragged into the room,'" he said. "But if the incident had gone very very well, and they had enjoyed it and it had led to an incredible career, they wouldn't mention it. I hate to be that cynical because I hate rape and I hate attack and I hate sexual situations that's forced on a person against their will, but in many many situations you look at the circumstances and you think that the person who is called the victim is merely disappointed." Read more here.

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Selena Gomez Releases 'Wolves' Music Video

(Radio.com) Selena Gomez has revealed the music video for "Wolves," and it's one wet and wild adventure. The long-awaited official clip follows the lo-fi video Gomez previously shared featuring the pop star FaceTiming with her DJ collaborator, Marshmello.

This version finds the singer exploring a mysterious building with an indoor Olympic-sized swimming pool. Gomez stalks the space in a variety of different high fashion looks sporting wet hair like she just took a dip.

Watch a preview of the clip, the full version is currently exclusive to Apple Music, here.

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Beyonce Tops Taylor Swift As Highest-Paid Woman In Music

(Radio.com) Beyonce is number one. Forbes has announced that Beyonce is the highest-paid woman in music, beating out last year's winner of the title, Taylor Swift.

Beyonce's pre-tax tally was a considerable $105 million, generated through a variety of means including her most recent world tour, the Lemonade project and her athleisure clothing line, Ivy Park.

Adele took second place with $69 million, followed by Taylor Swift in third place with $44 million. Celine Dion ($42 million) and Jennifer Lopez ($38 million) round out the top five. Read more here.

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Imagine Dragons And Khalid Mash Up 'Thunder' and 'Young Dumb & Broke'

(Radio.com) The 2017 American Music Awards featured a mash-up of Khalid's "Young Dumb & Broke" and Imagine Dragons' "Thunder." Khalid took the stage and rapped the opening bars from his 2017 hit before Imagine Dragons swept in to perform theirs.

The combination leveraged similarities between the choruses for an epic, unexpected collaboration. Imagine Dragons won the 2017 AMA for Favorite Duo or Group--Pop/Rock.

During their acceptance speech, frontman Dan Reynolds shouted out strong women and LGBTQ youth. "Peace, love and equality for all!" he concluded.

"NO WAY WE JUST DID THAT!!! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!" Khalid tweeted following the performance. "AHHHH !!! LOVE YOU!!!!" the band responded. Love fest. Read more here.

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Rihanna Features On Three 'Vogue Paris' Covers

(Radio.com) Rihanna is ringing in the holidays by starring on the cover of Vogue Paris with three different and stunning cover photos. The pop superstar also serves as the guest editor for the December 2017 issue of Vogue Paris, which is set to hit newsstands on Dec. 1.

Each of the three different covers will come with its own unique editorial shoot, so fans will really get three times the Rihanna with the release. Rihanna's already considerable impact on fashion increased exponentially this year with the debut of her makeup line, Fenty Beauty.

It was recently announced that the pop star would host the 2018 Met Gala alongside Donatella Versace and Amal Clooney. See each of her new covers here.

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Blake Shelton Pays Tribute To Country Legend Mel Tillis

(Radio.com) With the country music family still reeling over the death of the iconic star Mel Tillis, current superstar Blake Shelton has shared his memories of the legendary artist via Twitter.

"Some of my most cherished memories are the times I spent with Mel Tillis. Many many great memories. From fishing, to just having a beer, to him crashing my concert!," Shelton remembered on Twitter.

"He once spent an entire day at his place in Tennessee showing me all the memorabilia he'd gathered over the years where he gave me a pair of his stage boots. He even took time to talk me through some hard times in my life on a couple phone calls," Shelton continued.

"He did his best to try and keep my head on straight. I looked up to Mel more than he could've possibly known. A talented songwriter. An incredible entertainer. And a funny funny guy," Shelton said. "It has been a couple years since I saw him last. I deeply regret that now."

"What a truly devastating loss. I loved Mel. I will miss him terribly. My thoughts and prayers to all his family," Shleton concluded in his memories of Tillis. See the tweets here.

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Pink And Kelly Clarkson Open AMAs with R.E.M.'s 'Everybody Hurts'

(Radio.com) The 2017 American Music Awards opened on a somber note: Jamie Foxx and his daughter introduced Pink and Kelly Clarkson, who performed a tribute to first responders from hurricanes and other catastrophic events in 2017.

The duo sang "Everybody Hurts" from R.E.M.'s 1992 album Automatic for the People. In his speech, Foxx hinted at political, environmental and social turmoil that swept the country in 2017.

"We needed the power of music to escape the news of the day," Foxx said. "We need the power of music to help us heal: from hurricanes, wildfires, hate, hatred-fueled violence. 2017 was a year that tested our faith." Read more here.

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Chris Stapleton Streams New Song 'Tryin' to Untangle My Mind'

(Radio.com) With the forthcoming album, From A Room: Volume 2, set to hit stores on December 1, Chris Stapleton has revealed one of the new song ahead of its release.

"Tryin' to Untangle My Mind" is the third advanced track from Stapleton's second full-length of this year, following "Millionaire" and "Scarecrow in the Garden."

Give the slow-burning new Stapleton tune a spin here.

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Black Eyed Peas Releasing First-Ever Augmented Reality App

(Radio.com) Black Eyed Peas will release the first-ever augmented reality app on November 24. The app for their graphic novel, Masters of the Sun: The Zombie Chronicles, features the voices of many well-known celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Stan Lee, Rakim, Queen Latifah, Common, Ice T, Snoop Dogg, Redman, Mary J Blige, and many more.

"I've known about the possibilities of AR for the past three years and we've been building in those worlds," will.i.am says in a press release. "It wasn't going to be like a traditional graphic novel and I wanted elements of the book to where it came to life. VR, AR, AI all of the cool acronyms, we've already been dabbling and this is one end result." Read more here.

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Bebe Rexha Performs With Florida Georgia Line

(Radio.com) Add BeBe Rexha to the list of unlikely but magical collaborations that Florida Georgia Line are becoming known for, previous being Nelly and the Backstreet Boys.

As for the pop star, she typically works with guys like Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane, but when she put on the flannel and joined the country duo it was well, 'Meant to Be."

The trio delivered a laidback version of 'Meant to Be," which is on Rexha's recent project, All Your Fault: Pt 2 on The Late Late Show Thursday night, Nov. 16.

Brian Kelley (a.k.a. BK) and Tyler Hubbard kicked off the song sitting on barstool dressed like the country rockers that they are, jeans, stylized jackets, the ever-present hat for BK, and a new short hairdo for dad to be Tyler.

The songwriter turned singer joined them in a short, tight dress with an oversized lumberjack plaid flannel and thigh high boots to complete a hot rocker country look. Read more here.

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Flo Rida Debuts New Song 'Hola' Featuring Maluma

(Radio.com) Flo Rida is back, and he's in a summery mood. Flo Rida fans can also catch him when he performs at the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade next week (Nov. 23).

The rapper has teamed up with Latin urban sensation Maluma for the sunny, upbeat dance track that sure to light up holiday and New Year's Eve parties over the next couple of months.

"Hola" follows the Flo Rida hit "Cake," which was released earlier this year. Check it out here.

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Justin Bieber Plays Imaginary Boyfriend in T-Mobile Ad

(Radio.com) You could do worse as far as imaginary boyfriends are concerned. Justin Bieber is the star of a new German T-Mobile commercial which features the pop star as the imaginary boyfriend of a young woman listening to his song, "Friends," on her earbuds.

From the moment, she cues up the song, Bieber appears by her side. First riding on the bus, and later at dinner with her parents. She refuses her dad's request to remove the earbuds at dinner, instead snuggling closer to the singer sitting next to her.

The clip ends with Bieber busting out some dance moves (including a nifty moonwalk) for the young woman while she window-shops. Watch the video here.

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Katy Perry Pays Tribute to Vans Warped Tour Roots

(Radio.com) With Katy Perry currently circling the globe on her high-tech 'Witness' tour, the pop star has shared a memory of her humble beginnings on the Vans Warped Tour.

"Can't skip the steps, gotta pay your dues… Warped Tour 2008," Perry caption the Instagram photo of the pop star on her knees and lost in the music during a show on the tour. In the summer of 2008, Perry was on the road supporting her debut album, One of the Boys, released in June of that year.

Kevin Lyman, the founder of the Vans Warped Tour, had nothing but accolades for Perry during a recent interview with Billboard. "She exemplified the person that I so loved working with on tour," he said. "She worked so hard. She was kind. Also, she's been an exemplary citizen with all her work for MusiCares and other charities. Maybe in a small way, Warped Tour helped with that." Read more here.

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