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Page Too Report for 10/25/2017


Kelly Clarkson Wanted to Kill Herself When Skinny

(Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson's new album Meaning of Life debuts this Friday, and the singer has come a long way since her early days in the music industry. Before she took charge of her own image, Clarkson says industry executives and handlers urged her to lose weight. And the pressure to stay thin left her on the brink of self-destruction.

"When I was really skinny, I wanted to kill myself," the original American Idol told Attitude magazine. "I was miserable, like inside and out, for four years of my life…But no one cared because aesthetically you make sense. It was a very dark time for me. I thought the only way out was quitting."

Instead, Kelly says she threw herself into exercising, which created new health issues and didn't help her feel any better about herself. In the end, she knew she needed a change.

"I, like, wrecked my knees and my feet because all I would do is put in headphones and run," she recalled. "I was at the gym all the time. There's a song on My December called 'Sober.' There's this line 'picked the weeds but kept the flowers' and I just live my life by that because you are who you surround yourself with."

"I was around some really negative people, and I got out of it because I had a lot of great people there, too," she continued. "It was a case of turning around, facing them and walking toward the light."

Clarkson took to Twitter to clarify some of the comments. Read more here.

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Niall Horan Performs Songs from 'Flicker' On Kimmel

(Radio.com) Niall Horan stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (Oct. 23) where he performed several songs off his debut solo album, Flicker. The former One Direction member sang "Too Much to Ask" on the show and treated fans to a special 13-minute off-air set.

The extra songs featured a medley of "This Town," "Paper Houses" and "On My Own." When Horan asked the crowd who bought his new album, the entire audience erupted in screams while some held their copies high in the air.

"I see some. Lovely," he remarked. "Thank you for that, I really appreciate it. Tell your friends. Tell your uncles, your aunts, your granny. I want to make number one, to be honest."

Fans cheered with enthusiasm when Horan performed his single "This Town," but the screams for "Paper Houses" were overpowering. Horan said he wanted to play it since fans really enjoyed the song live. Watch Horan on Jimmy Kimmel Live! here.

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Camila Cabello Releases 'Havana' Music Video

(Radio.com) Camila Cabello's single "Havana" has cracked the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and the Cuban-American singer has released the track's sultry, cinematic video.

The video opens in dramatic telenovela style as Camila walks in on her boyfriend with another woman. As the camera pulls away, we see a less glamorous Camila watching the plot unfold on her TV screen. Her character's grandmother implores the young woman to go out into the world and discover her own spicy story.

From there, frumpy Camila heads to a movie theater where she sees glamorous Camila dolled up, dancing around speakeasies and doing the salsa on a dance floor. Glam Cami breaks the fourth wall and inspires her everywoman self to go take some risks in her love life.

Cabello recruited Latin stars Lele Pons and LeJuan James for the video, which was directed by Dave Meyers. She recently announced all proceeds from "Havana" will benefit Dreamers, the group of immigrants who came to the United States as children.

"That's super important to me because I feel such a huge responsibility to speak out about that as my family immigrated to this country," she said. Watch the video here.

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Sam Smith Blames Hip Flask Of Tequila for Oscar Blunder

(Radio.com) Sam Smith sat down for an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday (Oct. 24), with the "Too Good at Goodbyes" singer admitting that a little liquid courage made him say the wrong thing at the Academy Awards last year.

"It all started with a hip flask of tequila," Smith explained of the onstage flub after winning Best Original Song for "Writing's on the Wall" from the James Bond film Spectre. "We thought we had no chance of winning at all, so I was just like, lets get the party started ' and then we won. I went up and I mucked up my speech. I basically said I was the first gay person to ever win an Oscar. And I obviously know I'm not, but my brain and my mouth didn't work together."

Already mortified by his mistake, Smith soon found himself being corrected by a gay Oscar-winning music legend. "Afterwards I saw Elton John at the after party, and he was like, 'I've won an Oscar,'" Smith shared. "I was like, 'I'm sorry - I was young when you won your Oscar.'" (Smith was not even three years old when John won Best Original Song for "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" from The Lion King in 1995).

DeGeneres also talked to the singer about living in an alleged haunted house, using the occasion to scare him with not just one but two ghostly pranksters jumping up out of nowhere. Watch Sam Smith get scared to death here.

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Calvin Harris Premieres 'Faking It' Video Featuring Kehlani, Lil Yachty

(Radio.com) Calvin Harris has released the music video for the track "Faking It," which features Kehlani and Lil Yachty. The cut comes from Harris' Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which dropped this summer.

In the visually striking clip, snow falls all around Kehlani, who is bathed in blue and Yachty bops around, clad in a white hoodie and matching shades. Harris appears only briefly playing piano in the background of several shots.

By the end of the video, Yachty has used an axe to smash a car made of ice and crystalline pillars have crumbled to pieces at Kehlani's feet. Check out the video for "Faking It," which contains explicit language, here.

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Loretta Lynn Pays Tribute To Alan Jackson At Hall of Fame Induction

(Radio.com) At an emotional Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Loretta Lynn, who is still recovering from a stroke, made a surprise public appearance to honor Alan Jackson and the other inductees of the 2017 class, Jerry Reed and Don Schlitz (via Billboard).

Lynn suffered the stroke on May 4, 2017 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. She was treated at Nashville hospital and canceled all remaining tour dates for the year. She also postponed the release of her long-awaited new album Wouldn't It Be Great until 2018.

However, she looked good at the Hall of Fame celebration and enjoyed the tribute to other country greats. With the help of George Strait, the "Coal Miner's Daughter" addressed Jackson. "Now, this is the first time I've been out of the house, Alan. You're the only thing that would've brought me here," Loretta explained as the audience laughed and cheered.

"I love you, honey and I want to say congratulations, and I am so proud of you. I'm glad that you're being… Hey, you should be here!" she added, interrupting herself. Read more here.

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Justin Bieber's Tattoo Artist Details Massive New Ink

(Radio.com) Justin Bieber surprised his legion of fans over the weekend (Oct. 21) by revealing a massive new tattoo that covers most of his torso. The artist responsible for the pop star's giant new tat, Bang Bang, broke down how it all came together over three days in Beverly Hills during an interview with E!.

"We added two angels, one on each side," Bang Bang detailed. "Below each one, they're dominating the evil. Whenever I do an epic piece, there needs to be the positive and negative. There needs to be a balance…visually there needs to be contrast. Below each of the angels, there is a demon that needs to be defeated. The skeleton on one side and the serpent on the other."

"It's symbolic of Gothic art and the struggle between the light and dark, the good and the evil, Yin and Yang," Bang Bang continued. "I wanted to make sure we had contrast in subject matter and imagery. The thing that made the most sense to me was a tattoo describing his spirituality. The animals he has, his spirit animals as well as the angels, his guardians. I was trying to make it super meaningful and not scattered."

The artist explained how the tattoo came together over text message, with the singer looking to do something about the "mustache" on his stomach. Read more here.

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'Country Rising' Benefit Concert Adds 'Downtown Jam'

(Radio.com) With the upcoming Nov. 12 'Country Rising' benefit concert in Nashville an immediate sell-out, organizers have scheduled a joint second show for the same night.

While the original Country Rising show will happen at Bridgestone Arena, the newly added second event, dubbed 'Country Rising: Downtown Jam,' is set for the nearby Ascend Amphitheater with a separate lineup of country acts.

According to Billboard, artists lined up for the Downtown Jam include Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, Chris Janson, Carly Pearce, Tucker Beathard, Drake White, Lindsay Ell and Bailey Bryan, with additional acts to be announced. Read more here.

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Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million To Nashville Children's Hospital

(Radio.com) Country music fans already know Dolly Parton has a heart of gold and she's always willing to give some of that bounty to a good cause. During a recent visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the singer announced that she's donating $1 million to the hospital.

"I love children," Parton said in a video message. "I've always been involved in one way or another with children's charities or with children in general because I love little kids. I'm from a big family of children."

The country singer visited with many of the patients and their parents at the hospital and she sang them songs from her new children's album I Believe In You. Parton wrote two of the songs, "Chemo Hero" and "Brave Little Soldier," for her niece Hannah to help her through her health struggles.

Hannah Dennison, daughter of Parton's sister Rachel and longtime band member Richard Dennison, spent years battling leukemia at Vanderbilt. Today, she is a healthy young woman, and Dolly and her family are bringing that story of hope to the children currently at the hospital. Both Hannah and Rachel visited the hospital with Parton to share their story of hope. Watch the video of Dolly's hospital visit here.

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High School Senior Creates Rihanna Inspired Homecoming Proposal

(Radio.com) Rihanna has captivated the makeup industry with Fenty Beauty. The wildly popular breakout cosmetics line with myriad color shades has become an immediate hit with users, selling out in stores around the world.

A savvy California high school senior utilized Rihanna's makeup line to ask his girlfriend to the homecoming dance with glowing results. Seventeen-year-old Francisco Avena of St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs, California, surprised his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Jacqueline Calderon, with a Fenty Beauty-inspired proposal to their upcoming homecoming dance.

Avena fashioned a Fenty-shaped sign emblazoned with "Will you be my Trophy Wife at HOCO?" along with a Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife Killawat highlighter. "HOCO is a glow. He knows me so well," Calderon posted on Instagram. "He involved Fenty because he knows that I love makeup," Calderon told Radio.com. "Yes, I was very surprised."

"Yes, we hope Rhianna sees the proposal," she continued. "We were both super surprised to hear that the proposal was going viral. It was crazy!" Check out the proposal, and a few shots of the happy couple from homecoming here.

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Paul Wall Offers Free World Series Grillz To Houston Astros

(Radio.com) Houston rapper Paul Wall is so excited to see his hometown Astros in the World Series that he's offering the team free dental "grillz." "You know we had to do it!" Wall posted on Twitter. "In celebration of Astros goin to the World Series we are offering free grillz for the entire team c/o me/@tvjohnny," tagging "jeweler to the stars," Johnny Dang.

"It's a celebratory thing," Wall said (via Billboard). "We want to celebrate with them, congratulate them, here's a memorable, commemorative grill."

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. has responded to Wall's generous offer, telling the rapper that "A lot of the guys are hype for this tbh let's do it!"

The World Series pitting the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers kicked off amidst a L.A. heatwave Tuesday (Oct. 24), with weather reports showing that it has the potential to be the hottest World Series game in history. Read more here.

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Snoop Dogg Recruits Chris Brown and O.T. Genasis for '3's Company'

(Radio.com) Snoop Dogg has shared a new song, "3's Company," featuring Chris Brown and O.T. Genasis. "3's Company" is the latest track from Snoop's upcoming EP, Make America Crip Again, which is set for release this Friday (Oct. 27).

"Certain people feel like we should make America 'great again,' but that time they're referring to takes me back to separation and segregation so I'd rather make American Crip again," Snoop said in a press statement.

"A lot of people glorify the gang banging and violence but forget that in the beginning, the Crip's main and sole purpose was to be the reflection of the Black Panthers. They looked after kids, provided after school-activities, fed them, and stepped in as role models and father figures," the rapper continued. "When you listen to my records, there's always been a mix of conscious records and party records and this EP continues that trend."

Check out the new track, which contains explicit lyrics, here.

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