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Page Too Report for 05/16/2017


Loretta Lynn Discharged From Hospital Following Stroke

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has discharged from the hospital following her stroke earlier this month and the 85-year-old star is receiving rehabilitation treatment.

Lynn was hospitalized back on May 5th after suffering a stroke and on Monday (May 15th) her team revealed via her social media accounts that she is improving.

They tweeted, "Loretta thanks everyone for their prayers love and support. She has moved to rehabilitation and we're happy to report she is doing great! Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) May 15, 2017"

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Taylor Swift's Sexual Assault Case Expert Challenged

(Radio.com) There has been a new development this week in the legal battle between country pop star Taylor Swift and former Denver Country radio DJ, David Mueller.

Muller sued Swift in 2015, claiming he was fired after false allegations that he groped the singer at an event in 2013. Swift countersued that same year claiming sexual assault and battery.

Just this week, Muller's attorneys have filed a motion to preclude the testimony of Lorraine Bayard de Volo Ph.D., an expert for Swift's legal team, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Bayard teaches women and gender studies at University of Colorado Boulder and wrote an opinion in which she posits in part: "This perfect storm of threats to Mr. Mueller's perceived status is consistent with the well-settled, academically-accepted, perceived threats to status that motivate a man to commit sexual harassment or assault."

In the motion to exclude, Muller's attorney Gabriel McFarland writes: "She has never before served as an expert witness, and apparently has no training in psychology." Read more here.

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Celine Dion To Celebrate Titanic Anniversary At Billboard Awards

(dcp) Celine Dion will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of "My Heart Will Go On" from the Titanic soundtrack with a live performance of the song during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.

"This song means a lot to me, and it has played such a huge role in my career," said Dion. "I'm so grateful to the late James Horner, and to Will Jennings, for writing it and creating the opportunity for me to be part of Titanic, an amazing film whose legacy will continue for generations to come. It's a great honor to have the opportunity to perform it on the Billboard Music Awards' international stage, in celebration of the film's 20th anniversary."

The "2017 Billboard Music Awards" will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on the ABC television network. Read more here.

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Katy Perry Announce Witness Album and North American Tour

AT pop star Katy Perry has announced that she will be releasing her new studio album, which will be entitled "Witness," on June 9th and launch a North American tour this fall.

Perry will be kicking off the extensive tour across the U.S. and Canada on September 7th in Columbus, OH at the Schottenstein Center and will conclude the trek on February 5th in Vancouver, BC at the Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena.

Katy will be celebrating the upcoming album release and tour launch with an appearance as the music guest for the season finale of Saturday Night Live on May 20th. here.

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L.A. Reid Leaves Epic Records Amid Harassment Allegations

(Radio.com) Antonio 'L.A." Reid's sudden exit from Sony Music Entertainment's Epic Records appears to have occurred after a harassment claim by a female assistant.

The conduct is currently under company investigation. Reid had served as chairman and CEO of Epic Records since July 2011. A letter from the claimant's attorney alleges 'remarks about her appearance and clothing and alleged propositions that caused her embarrassment and distress."

According to Billboard, the accuser threatened a lawsuit if a settlement could not be reached. The assistant no longer works at Epic Records because Reid's conduct allegedly made it 'impossible."

Reid's attorney declined to comment for the Billboard story, as did the claimant and her representation. One representative for Reid, speaking off the record, told the publication that the attorney's letter contained inaccuracies. Read more here.

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Lady Antebellum Release 'You Look Good' Video

(Radio.com) Lady Antebellum have released a new music video for their latest single, "You Look Good." The track comes off their upcoming seventh studio album, Heart Break, which is slated for release June 9.

Directed by Shane Drake, the video features the band performing at an intimate venue for a rowdy, fun-loving crowd. "The energy in the song represents the energy we've been feeling for the past four months, four to six months," band member Dave Haywood explained to The Boot.

Co-lead vocalist Hillary Scott adds, "The sound even makes me feel like we felt making the record ' [I]t's uptempo. It's groovy. It just felt so cohesive for us as a band." Watch the "You Look Good" music video here.

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Lil Yachty Announces North American Tour

Lil Yachty has announced that he will be hitting the road this summer for a North American tour in support of his forthcoming album "Teenage Emotions"

Dubbed the "Teenage Tour, the trek is scheduled to kick off on August 11th in Dallas at the Bomb Factory and will be concluding on October 20th in Atlanta at The Fox Theatre.

Lil Yachty will be releasing his debut full length album, "Teenage Emotion", on May 26th. It features the hit single "Peek A Boo" featuring Migos, which has received over 7.9 million Spotify streams. See the tour dates here.

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Bastille Add U.S. Fall Leg To Wild, Wild World Tour

Bastille had so much fun on their recently competed U.S. leg of their Wild, Wild World Tour that they have announced that they will be returning stateside this fall for more dates.

The new U.S. fall leg will include five shows beginning on September 9th in Pittsburgh, PA at the Stage AE and wrapping up on September 14th in Philadelphia at The Fillmore.

The trek will also include stops in Norfolk, Albany and Providence. The UK group has recruited Frenship to support them on all of the dates except the kick off show. here.

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G-Eazy And Carnage Release 'Down For Me' Video

G-Eazy and Carnage AKA Step Brothers have released a new music video for their track "Down For Me" featuring 24hrs, which comes from their "Step Brothers" EP. We were sent the following details:

The "Down For Me" video follows G and Carnage's previous video for "Guala" from the EP which has racked up over 13 million views and counting.

Directed by Edgar Esteves and featuring a cameo by Ty Dolla $ign, watch the plot unfold in the cinematic video for "Down For Me" as G-Eazy encounters a strange love interest in a moody, neon lit hotel that 24hrs is also staying in. Watch the video here.

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Rascal Flatts Streaming New Song 'Dance'

(Radio.com) Rascal Flatts' tenth studio album "Back to Us" debuts this Friday and the band released another song from the album: "Dance." The song follows lead single "Yours If You Want It" and urges fans to dance like nobody's watching. The band even invited fans into the studio to lend backing vocals on the track.

"It's a great uptempo song, it's just so catchy," said bassist Jay DeMarcus. "We did something fun and had a few contest winners come in and sing on the chorus with us. I'm really, really proud of that track just because of the energy it has. There's a wonderful guitar solo on it that Joe Don gets to step out on."

"Dance" could end up in the canon of great Rascal Flatts party songs. Their approach to Back to Us was to give fans more of what they already love. "People fell in love with us for a reason, and we tried to identify what those reasons were, capitalize on them, and highlight them on this record." Listen to "Dance" here.

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