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Taylor Swift Camp Moves To Have 'Shake It Off' Lawsuit Dismissed

(Radio.com) Many Taylor Swift fans are too young to remember 3LW, the short-lived girl group spun from the Cheetah Girls, but the group's single "Players Gon' Play" is the subject of a lawsuit against Taylor Swift.

3LW songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler sued Swift in September, claiming the lyrics of her song "Shake it Off" infringed on those found in their 2001 track.

Swift's track includes the lines, "The players gonna play, play, play, play, play/ and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate." 3LW's less wordy tune features the phrase, "Players, they gon' play/ and haters are gonna hate."

On Wednesday (Jan. 3), Swift's legal team moved to dismiss the copyright lawsuit, arguing that the phrase should be in the public domain, reports Variety. "There can be no copyright protection in 'playas, they gonna play and haters, they gonna hate,' because it would impermissibly monopolize the idea that players will play and haters will hate," Swift's lawyers wrote in the motion. Read more here.

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Justin Timberlake Releases Video For New Single 'Filthy'

(Radio.com) Justin Timberlake has released his highly anticipated new single "Filthy." The new track comes courtesy of a music video starring a dancing robot, which was directed by Mark Romanek (the two previously teamed for the "Can't Stop The Feeling" visual).

As previously reported In the Mark Romanek directed clip, Timberlake adopts Steve Job's signature look and bounds onto a stage wearing a turtleneck, glasses and a headset microphone as he addresses an applauding audience, the song's bombastic intro plays in the background.

The song is the lead single from Timberlake's fourth studio album Man of the Woods, which is set to be released on Feb 2. Two days later, the singer will hit the stage to headline the Super Bowl LII Halftime Show. Watch the video here.

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Kendrick Lamar and Sza Debuts New Track 'All The Stars'

(Radio.com) Kendrick Lamar and Sza have teamed for the new track "All The Stars," from the upcoming Black Panther movie, which is set to be released on February 16, 2018.

Lamar and Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith (the head of the rapper's label Top Dawg Entertainment), are set to curate and produce Black Panther: The Album. The project will feature music from and inspired by the new superhero film.

"I am honored to be working with such an incredible artist whose work has been so inspirational, and whose artistic themes align with those we explore in the film," said director Ryan Coogler in a prepared statement. "I can't wait for the world to hear what Kendrick and TDE have in store."

"Black Panther is amazing, from its cast to its director," added Lamar. "The magnitude of this film showcases a great marriage of art and culture. I'm truly honored to contribute my knowledge of producing sound and writing music alongside Ryan and Marvel's vision." Check out the new track here.

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Liam Payne And Rita Ora Preview Their New Duet 'For You'

(Radio.com) Liam Payne and Rita Ora have shared a video snippet, in which they boogie down to their new duet "For You." The track will be featured on the Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack, which drops on Friday (Jan. 5).

In the clip, which was shot in the studio, the artists wear headphones as they rehearse and listen back to the uptempo dance song. From the looks of things, it was a fun recording session.

Check out the preview clip for the new duet here.

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Lady Gaga, Childish Gambino, Pink To Perform At Grammy Awards

(Radio.com) The Recording Academy has announced the first round of performers at the 60th GRAMMY Award ceremony. Lady Gaga, P!nk, Childish Gambino and Little Big Town will take the stage on music's biggest night.

Gambino (a.k.a. actor Donald Glover) is up for five awards this year including Record of the Year for "Redbone" and Album of the Year for Awaken, My Love! His performance at this year's awards will mark his GRAMMY stage debut.

Gaga is also a nominee for her pop album Joanne and pop solo performance "Million Reasons" and will sing a song from the record. P!nk earned a pop solo performance nod for 'What About Us" while Little Big Town earned two nominations in country music categories. Read more here.

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Kelly Clarkson's Home Was Burglarized 2017 In Review

Kelly Clarkson's Home Was Burglarized was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Kelly Clarkson has shared details of a recent robbery at her Los Angeles home. Clarkson revealed the news during a red carpet interview at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Awards on Nov. 30, where she was honored with the Powerhouse Award.

"Yeah, it was crazy, we got here and our whole house was like bashed in, it was crazy," Clarkson told Extra's Renee Bargh. The singer explained that her and the family were fine after the traumatic event

She said that the only casualties of the robbery were some "materialistic things we didn't care about, the guy was in our kid's room' so it was a little weird, other than that everyone is safe and good." Read more here.

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DMX Takes Guilty Plea To $1.7 Million In Tax Evasion 2017 In Review

DMX Takes Guilty Plea To $1.7 Million In Tax Evasion was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) DMX pleaded guilty to tax fraud earlier this week (Nov. 30), admitting that he failed to report millions of dollars in earnings to avoid paying $1.7 million in owed taxes.

The rapper faces up to five years behind bars when he's sentenced, with a court date scheduled for March 29 (via Rolling Stone). With DMX still dealing with rehab for drug and alcohol issues, however, that date is likely to be postponed.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said DMX was "systematically cheating on his taxes" by insisting on cash payments whenever possible and diverting royalty payments to the bank accounts of others, including managers.

"No matter who you are or whatever fame you may have achieved, the law applies equally to all, and no one is exempt from the shared obligation to pay our taxes," Kim said. Read more here.

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Meek Mill Deemed 'Danger To The Community' Denied Bail Request 2017 In Review

Meek Mill Deemed 'Danger To The Community' Denied Bail Request was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Meek Mill's most recent bail request has been denied. NBC Philadelphia reports that Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley denied the request because she believes the rapper is a "danger to the community" and a flight risk.

"The defendant is not entitled to this sort of special treatment simply due to his 'celebrity status,'" Brinkley wrote in her opinion, which was written on Friday (Dec. 1) and released Monday (Dec. 4).

"As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail - a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose," Mill's attorney Joe Tacopina explained in a statement.

"We intend to immediately appeal this decision, so Mr. Williams can be released from prison on bail while we continue to work to overturn this wrongful and unjust." Read more here.

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Pink And Christina Aguilera Recorded A Duet Together 2017 In Review

Pink And Christina Aguilera Recorded A Duet Together was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Time heals all wounds, including long-simmering feuds between veteran pop stars. Pink has revealed that she and longtime rival Christina Aguilera have recorded a duet together.

"We did a duet for her album and I don't know when it's coming out but it's amazing," Pink shared with The Sun. "We did it two years ago so I don't remember the title, but she's incredible."

The beef between Pink and Aguilera ignited back in the early '00s, when the singers clashed while recording the hit "Lady Marmalade." The rivalry came to a shocking climax when according to Pink, Aguilera tried to punch her during a night out clubbing. Read more here.

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Ed Sheeran Spotify's Most Streamed Artist Of Year 2017 In Review

Ed Sheeran Spotify's Most Streamed Artist Of Year was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Considering the waves of attention Ed Sheeran continues to receive for his most recent album Divide, it's not too surprising that he was the most streamed artist on Spotify in 2017.

The singer received an overall whopping 6.3 billion streams of his music worldwide. He also earned Spotify's most streamed album kudos; Divide was streamed 3.1 billion times this year. In addition, Sheeran took top streamed song honors with "Shape of You" which was listened to 1.4 billion times.

Females didn't fair as well in the most streamed artists lists. No woman ranked in either top 5 albums or singles categories. Rihanna was the most streamed female performer of the year, followed by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Sia. See some of the top lists here.

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Katy Perry And Catholic Church Win $10 Million in Convent Case 2017 In Review

Katy Perry And Catholic Church Win $10 Million in Convent Case Lawsuit was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Katy Perry and the Catholic Church were named victors in a court case against real estate developer Hollister on Monday (Dec. 4). The pop star sued the developer and a jury sided with Perry, agreeing the company interfered with Perry's planned $14.5 million purchase of an empty convent in California's Los Feliz neighborhood.

The court ruled that Hollister acted with malice against Perry and the church and as a result, both parties were awarded $10 million in damages which they will split.

Perry first tried to purchase the property from the Archdiocese in 2015. Before the sale was finalized, the Sisters of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary decided to sell the eight-acre property to Hollister. Read more here.

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Nile Rodgers Had Surgery Following Cancer Diagnosis 2017 In Review

Nile Rodgers Had Surgery Following Cancer Diagnosis was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Legendary producer and CHIC guitarist Nile Rodgers has shared that he expects to make a "100% recovery" after having cancer surgery earlier this year.

Rodgers made the revelation in a new blog post, where he explained how a bout of food poisoning while CHIC was on tour with Earth, Wind and Fire this year led to doctors finding cancer. The illness caused him to miss a CHIC show for the first time ever.

After having surgery in August, the producer said that his "prognosis is 100% recovery." Rodgers successfully battled a previous cancer diagnosis earlier this decade. Read more here.

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Randy Travis Addresses Release of DWI Arrest Video 2017 In Review

Randy Travis Addresses Release of DWI Arrest Video was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Despite efforts from Randy Travis' wife last week to have the footage kept private, a federal district judge in Dallas on Friday (Dec 1) ruled in favor of the release of the dash cam video from his 2012 DWI arrest.

Travis on Tuesday (Dec. 5) issued a formal statement in response to this decision. "Randy's behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character," reads the statement. "He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash."

Despite the apology, Travis is still seeking comeuppance against those he claims mistreated him after the arrest, reports TheBoot.com. "Notwithstanding the release of the tape, Randy and his team will have their day in court regarding the ongoing lawsuit against the State of Texas in relation to the violation of his civil rights," the statement continued. Read more here.

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Usher and Lil Jon Working On In Studio On New Music 2017 In Review

Usher and Lil Jon Working On In Studio On New Music was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Are you ready for "Yeah!" part two? Lil Jon and Usher, the dynamic duo responsible for that 2004 Grammy-winning smash are back in the studio together cooking up something brand new.

"7AM N THE STUDIO!," Lil Jon shared on Instagram with a photo from the studio session, shouting out Usher, DJ Kronik and most interestingly, Skippy peanut butter, which was tagged in the post.

The rapper is also holding a big jar of the peanut butter in the photo, suggesting that perhaps they're working on a new ad campaign. Time will tell. In the meantime, check out Lil John's post here.

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Sia Addresses Maddie Ziegler Collaborations Criticisms 2017 In Review

Sia Addresses Maddie Ziegler Collaborations Criticisms was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Sia has shared a thoughtful response to recent criticism of her ongoing collaboration with 15-year-old dancer, Maddie Ziegler. A concert review of Sia's show in Sydney, Australia, questioned the pop star choice to put the young dancer in the spotlight instead of herself: "If fame is so damaging," the article asked, "why pass it on to a child?"

Sia has responded to the article in a series of Tweets, echoing some of the writer's same concerns. "This article poses a question I have asked myself often. I do check in with Maddie weekly about whether she wants this, and assure her if she ever wants it to stop it stops," Sia wrote. "It's a conversation we should all be having. Not just myself but all directors, stage parents and agents with their children, clients, charges. Maddie was already famous when I discovered her, but I have certainly expanded her exposure and feel responsible for that. I feel very protective of her and my goal is to empower her in whatever choices she makes."

"Some would argue a teenager can't or shouldn't be charged with making sound choices for themselves and so I do try to choose the best for her always. But I think this is an important conversation," the singer added, along with a link to the article. "What I learned from Maddie is that fame affects her differently than how it affected me. I can only trust that she is telling me the truth. If that changes, we stop." See the tweets here.

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Diddy And Beyonce Top Forbes' Annual Highest Paid 'Musicians' List2017 In Review

Diddy And Beyonce Top Forbes' Annual Highest Paid 'Musicians' List was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Forbes has named Sean Combs, a.k.a. Diddy, as the highest paid "musician" of 2017. Beyonce brought in $105 million which earned her the number two spot on the annual list, and also made her the highest paid female in music.

According to pretax earnings between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017, Diddy cleared $130 million, with most of his wealth coming from the sale of a portion of his Sean John fashion line, his Ciroc vodka deal and this year's Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour.

Drake followed Queen Bey with $95 million and The Weeknd came in at number four with $92 million. View Forbes' top 10 highest-paid musicians of 2017 here.

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Macklemore And Kesha Teaming For 'Adventures' Tour 2017 In Review

Macklemore And Kesha Teaming For 'Adventures' Tour was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Macklemore fans should be especially thankful for Kesha. A comedic new promo video for next summer's 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' tour finds Macklemore ready to give up rapping to become a professional roller-blader.

That is until the arrival of Kesha, driving a classic Trans Am and decked out in a fabulous matching gold ensemble. The singer convinces him to give up his roller-blading dreams and go on tour with her instead.

The dynamic duo will launch the nine-week, 30-city tour June 6 in Phoenix, AZ, running until the final date on August 5 in Tampa, FL. $1 from every ticket sold will be donated on 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore' tour. Kesha will donate her proceeds to RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the US. Macklemore will donate his proceeds to M Plus1, an organization that advances racial and social justice through the M&RL Equity Fund.

Watch 'The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore's tour trailer, which contains explicit language, and see all the dates here.

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Miguel Denies Sexual Assault Accuser's Latest Claims 2017 In Review

Miguel Denies Sexual Assault Accuser's Latest Claims was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) A woman who accused singer Miguel with sexual assault earlier this year has spoken out again. University of New Mexico student Xian Bass claimed that she met the singer at a bar in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles in March, and that the pop star groped her during their conversation in a remote area of the bar.

Bass shared her story on Instagram at the time, she also made a police report, but was told by authorities that "other women have to come forward" before they could pursue the case.

She has detailed the incident again to Spin, with Miguel categorically denying the allegations. "I felt I had already addressed how bizarre and twisted this accusation was when I was asked about it in March," Miguel said through a representative regarding the renewed allegations in Spin. "Her story of what transpired is not accurate and the accusation is unfair and unwarranted." Read more here.

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Harry Styles Kisses James Corden In Holiday 'Carpool Karaoke' 2017 In Review

Harry Styles Kisses James Corden In Holiday 'Carpool Karaoke' was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) James Corden has spent the year cruising around New York, Los Angeles and other celebrity Meccas to film installments of Carpool Karaoke. Along the way, he convinced his guests to sing some bars from "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," which now appear in an epic holiday supercut.

The special edition includes Katy Perry, Usher, Miley Cyrus, Ed Sheeran, the Foo Fighters and more who all pop up in the Carpool Karaoke holiday special -- all brimming with Christmas cheer.

At the end of the set, Harry Styles plants a big wet kiss on James Corden to which he replies: "Wow! I did not expect that for Christmas!" The video also includes Sam Smith, P!nk and Kelly Clarkson. Watch the festive new Carpool Karaoke here.

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Kenny Chesney Rescued Over 250 Animals Abandoned After Hurricanes 2017 In Review

Kenny Chesney Rescued Over 250 Animals Abandoned After Hurricanes was a top 17 story of December 2017: (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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Ariana Grande Confirms Work On A New Album 2017 In Review

Ariana Grande Confirms Work On A New Album was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Ariana Grande fans, it looks like the follow-up to Dangerous Woman is on its way. The pop star has revealed that she's hard at work on her next full-length effort, posting photos from a recording studio on an Instagram story.

"I'm pretty sure dis is very old or fake," Grande shared with a photo from a fan site claiming to show the singer working on new music. "If u wanted confirmation I've been working why didn't you just ask?"

The singer followed by sharing a video from a recording studio, where she's crafting a new set of bangers for a future release. See fan captures of the Instagram story here.

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Russell Simmons Denies Sexual Assault Allegations 2017 In Review

Russell Simmons Denies Sexual Assault Allegations was a top 17 story of December 2017: (Radio.com) Three women have levied new sexual assault accusations against producer and music mogul Russell Simmons, according to the New York Times. The New York Police Department told media they are "reviewing information" related to the reported incidents, which are alleged to have taken place between 1988 and 2014. Accusers have reported a pattern of coercive and violating behavior, which Simmons denies.

The music executive (who stepped down from various business roles last month due to other allegations) took to Instagram to publicly declare his innocence and announce his intention to defend himself against the allegations.

"Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges," Simmons wrote. He said he would begin by addressing the claims made by model Keri Claussen, followed by the account published by screenwriter Jenny Lumet in The Hollywood Reporter.

"My intention is not to diminish the #MeToo movement in any way, but instead hold my accusers accountable," he wrote. "Again, this is not a movement against or even in conjunction with #MeToo. It's just a statement about my innocence." Read more here.

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