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Page Too Report for 09/01/2017


Instagram Reveals How Justin Bieber Nudes Got On Selena Gomez's Account

(Radio.com) Hackers who posted nude photos of Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez's Instagram account exploited a bug in the social network's API, Instagram said in a statement.

The company's spokesperson gave a statement to TIME, explaining that the vulnerability allowed hackers to obtain private information about Selena's account--as well as accounts from other "high-profile" users.

"We recently discovered that one or more individuals obtained unlawful access to a number of high-profile Instagram users' contact information -- specifically email address and phone number -- by exploiting a bug in an Instagram API," a spokesperson for Instagram said.

Selena's 125 million followers were shocked when nude pictures of her ex, Bieber, appeared on her profile Monday, alongside profane captions. Instagram temporarily suspended her account, which was later re-opened without the scandalous posts. Read more here.

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Jack Antonoff Talks Producing Taylor Swift's New Single

(Radio.com) The world premiere of Taylor Swift's new music video for "Look What You Made Me Do" was a hot topic at MTV's Video Music Awards this past Sunday evening (August 27). On hand at the VMAs was Jack Antonoff from Bleachers, who produced the song.

In a red carpet chat before the awards show, Antonoff shared what it was like working with the pop star on the track. "She came over to my house and we hung out and wrote the song," Antonoff told Billboard. "Taylor, Lorde, Bleachers records — anything I do — I believe very deeply about not being in an environment that is foreign to people. I want to make records in spaces that feel like a home or a bedroom — anywhere that people can hang out."

When Swift stopped by Antonoff's studio to create what would eventually become "Look What You Made Me Do," the producer says they were simply experimenting. "We were messing around and cooked up all these different ideas together," he recalls. "I love working with people and am very blessed to work with people who are always moving forward. Everyone I work with I feel like is always out to outdo themselves and change everything." Read more here.

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Flavor Flav Sues Chuck D And Public Enemy Business Partners

(Radio.com) Flavor Flav has filed suit against Chuck D and Public Enemy's various business partners for cutting him out of group choices, discussions and profits.

Flav (born William J. Drayton) lists Chuck and seven other defendants in the suit, for an amount that will be determined at trial. "Despite Drayton's position in Public Enemy, the group's management and related companies have for years attempted to minimize his role in the Public Enemy business, while continuing to rely upon Drayton's fame and persona to market the brand," the suit states.

Flav's list of complaints is long, reports Billboard. The hype man claims he hasn't received regular songwriting royalties for some time, despite writing credits on more than 50 songs. He says he had nothing to do with and never consented to the release of Public Enemy's 2017 album Nothing Is Quick in the Desert, yet the group used his image for promotional purposes. In fact, Flav claims he had no knowledge of the album until he read about it in the media. Read more here.

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Chris Young Gives $100,000 To Hurricane Harvey Relief

(Radio.com) As Hurricane Harvey cut a path of destruction through the state of Texas, country singer Chris Young stepped up and donated $100,000 to help people affected by the devastating storm.

"I have family and friends there and I'm fairly positive my house down there may have to be torn down as it was in one of the hardest hit areas by wind and flooding," Young explained in a video message. "But that's the least of my concern. I'm worried about the people there. Like I said, my friends, family, neighbors and I want to help."

Young goes on to announce his $100,000 pledge to a GoFundMe account that benefits the Red Cross, and details how others can help support the cause.

"I love you guys, and every little bit helps," Young added. "In times like these, you turn to your friends to help those in need, and that's exactly what I'm doing." Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: Melissa Plett's Saty

Alt-country star Melissa Plett released her new album "Ghost Town" today (September 1st) and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the deeply personal album opener called "Stay". Here is the story:

After a year of fighting alongside my mother's losing battle with cancer, somewhere along the way we'd put so much focus on her and the family that I stopped playing guitar. I remember walking into my living room after she passed, seeing my guitars hanging on the wall and saying to them, "Remember when I used to play you?" And sadly continuing on trying to convince myself that was a past life... things had changed now. Now I was meant to be a saleswoman that sold phones and services to businesses.

Almost a year or so after she passed, now trying to make Montreal, Quebec home, I received an email from an old friend from back on the prairies. In short, he essentially said that that was enough now. It was time for me to write songs and play again.

It's like that's all I needed someone to say, or, it was the perfect time to hear it. I'm not totally sure. But as I finished the email, I literally put my computer to the side, picked up my guitar and headed back to my bedroom to write. "Stay" is what poured out of me in the moments that followed...

I put it as the first song on the album as it not only feels like the first song of the "new" me, it feels like a way to say "thank you" and give tribute to my mother.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!

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Sam Smith Tells Fans Something Is Coming Very Soon

(Radio.com) Sam Smith fans wondering what the GRAMMY-winning singer has been up to lately won't have to wonder much longer. Smith has posted a personal letter to his followers on social media promising that new music is coming in the very near future.

"To my beautiful fans, First of all, I want to say thank you," he writes. "Thank you for being so patient and letting me have the past year to really escape into my mind & write music so freely. I feel so rejuvenated and have so many stories I can't wait to tell you."

Smith goes on to say that "The wait is nearly over. Something is coming very very very very soon. I am scared and excited at the same time. I've poured my heart and soul into this record." Read Smith's full letter to fans here.

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Thomas Rhett Releases Autobiographical 'Life Changes'

(Radio.com) Thomas Rhett has just released what is perhaps his most autobiographical song ever. The title track from his upcoming album, Life Changes, is an upbeat, feel-good look at his real life.

"I wrote 'Life Changes' about what is going on in my life at this very exact moment--I felt like it was the perfect title track for the album," the singer told E! News. "In the past year there have been so many dramatic and beautiful changes that I've experienced--from becoming a father not once but twice, to reaching some major milestones in my career as an artist and songwriter--I'm just trying to soak it all in and enjoy every minute of it."

"Ain't it funny how life changes, you wake up, ain't nothin' the same," Rhett sings. "And life changes, you can't stop it, just hop on the train and, you never know what's gonna happen, you make your plans and you hear God laughin. Life changes, and I wouldn't change it for the world, the world, oh no." Check it out here.

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Logic's VMA Performance Spikes Suicide Prevention Calls

(Radio.com) Among the most moving moments of the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards was rapper Logic's stirring rendition of anti-suicide anthem, "1-800-273-8255."

According to CNN, the moment generated a 50 percent spike in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "It's not just about the calls; it's about increasing awareness about suicide, and suicide prevention in particular," said John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. "The calls don't even begin to count the number of people who, just by listening to the song and hearing the lyrics, feel more hopeful and less alone. There's really no measuring that impact."

Draper also said that "1-800-273-8255″ has had a noticeable influence from the time it was revealed."¨ "¨"The impact has been pretty extraordinary. On the day the song was released, we had the second-highest call volume in the history of our service." Read more here.

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Little Big Town To Receive Star On Music City Walk of Fame

(Radio.com) Superstar country act Little Big Town is set for quite the honor this year when the group is inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and receives its own star.

The induction is part of a tribute to the Ryman Auditorium, which this year celebrates 125 years of existence. It's also where Little Big Town is currently amidst a year-long residency at the historic venue.

'Tom Ryman had a vision. Lula Naff had a plan. And their tenacity and skill created one of Nashville's most beautiful and iconic buildings -- and one of the greatest music venues the world has ever seen," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says in a press release. 'Now Little Big Town is adding a new chapter to the story of the Mother Church of Country Music with its unprecedented Ryman residency. The induction of each of these legends into the Music City Walk of Fame couldn't be more appropriate as the Ryman celebrates 125 years of gorgeous music and amazing history."

Little Big Town's induction into the Music City Walk of Fame is set for Sept. 14 at Walk of Fame Park. The band shared an adorable video where they learn the news of their induction in real time during a true "Ron Burgundy" moment. Watch it here.

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Benji Madden Celebrates Wife Cameron Diaz' 45th Birthday

(Radio.com) Good Charlotte's Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz married in 2015 after a whirlwind 17-day engagement. To celebrate her 45th birthday this week, Madden gushed about his A-List wife with a heartfelt Instagram message.

He shared a photo of them cuddling on a boat, appearing relaxed and content. "Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife," he wrote. "I feel like I am the LUCKIEST guy ALIVE…I don't think anyone could ever know the Depth, Kindness, and Compassion that I get to experience everyday thanks to My One and Only- You got me til the end baby."

Cameron has taken a multi-year hiatus from making movies: Her last film was 2014's remake of Annie, and IMDb lists no projects currently in development. The Charlie's Angels star has published two books, including last year's The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time. It's clear that Diaz is enjoying life out of the spotlight with her rock star husband, whose identical twin brother (and Good Charlotte bandmate) Joel is married to Nicole Richie. See Benji's birthday message for Cameron here.

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Amber Rose Welcomes Usher Accuser At SlutWalk

(Radio.com) Amber Rose's SlutWalk has grown every year. The third annual event will take place on September 30 and October 1 in Los Angeles and will feature guest lecturers, musical performers in addition to the march itself.

Amber reached out to the Quantasia Sharpton, a woman who claims she contracted herpes from Usher, to discuss her intense experience with shaming and invite her to participate in this year's event.

"She said 'you know what? I've been slut shamed and fat shamed to the point where it's just ridiculous and I want to go to Amber Rose's SlutWalk,'"Amber revealed on the latest episode of Loveline. "She said that and so they put it up on all the other gossip Instagram pages and I'm looking through the comments, I don't even want to repeat them. It's just really, really horrible."

Generally, the comments shamed Sharpton's body and figure, essentially saying that Usher could find more attractive women. Additionally, while the comments accused Sharpton of lying, they also personally attacked her character for making the matter public.

"Basically, [they said] since she's a big girl, he would never have sex with her, she's a liar, blah blah blah," Amber said. "Now, I wrote a comment on one of the Instagram pages that had a lot of comments about her and I said 'look, I don't give a f– if she's lying or not. Lying isn't cool but at the end of the day, she knows the truth and he knows the truth. Two people know the truth out of these 3,000 comments – nobody f—— knows the truth besides them two people, period. My whole thing is that this girl has been slut shamed and body shamed to the point where it's just ridiculous [because her size] has nothing to do with the story at all." Read more and listen to the full episode of Loveline with Amber Rose here.

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