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New Music Tuesdays...
Out this week (5/26):
  • Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
  • Lifehouse - Out of the Wasteland
Out next week (6/2):
  • A$AP Rocky - At.Long.Last.A$AP
  • Barenaked Ladies - Silverball
  • The Darkness - Last of Our Kind
  • Jason Derulo - Everything is 4
  • Florence + The Machine - How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
  • Indigo Girls - One Lost Day

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Taylor Swift - 1989
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Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am
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Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story of a Dozen Roses
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Source: Soundscan, June 6, 2015


CHER IS THE NEW FACE OF MARC JACOBS
Cher has been announced as the new face of Marc Jacobs. The designer posted a photo of the singer, saying, "The amazing and beautiful CHER! Photographed by David Sims for our Fall/Winter campaign.. This is just the beginning.... More to come!!" Jacobs spoke of the collaboration and told The New York Times, "This has been a dream of mine for a very, very long time…Other boys were out fascinated by other things. I was like, no, I’d really much rather see what Cher’s wearing this week."

  • Cher tweeted earlier this month, "Marc Jacobs is a prince."


TEACHER OFFERS TO CANCEL TEST IF TAYLOR SWIFT GIVES HIM A CALL
Looks like Taylor Swift has the power to cancel final exams. According to Us Weekly, a high school history teacher named Colter Pierce in Billings, Montana made an agreement with his students to help them get out of taking their final. Pierce said that if Swift calls him, his students don't have to take their final exam. The hs kids, however, will still have to take a general test.

A student named Ike Stoner posted a note signed by Pierce to Twitter that said, "If Taylor Swift calls me, my students don't have to take their final." The student -- who helped create the pact with Pierce, later wrote, "It was just kind of a joke really, I was just trying to see if I could get more followers on Twitter."

  • Pierce even took to Twitter, saying, "Thank you Internet for making me realize what I’ve always been: a creepy, narcissistic, obsessed @taylorswift13 fan boy who should be fired." He later spoke to a local news channel where he said, "It’s not so much trying to get these kids out of their final as it is seeing that celebrities are still normal down-to-earth people and I think that’s the driving force behind it."


RITA ORA SHARES VIDEO DIARY WITH FANS
Rita Ora has shared a video diary with fans, saying that 2015 has been "one of the hardest years" she's ever experienced. The clip follows Rita at the recent Cannes festival and as she films the video for her record "Poison." In the video, she says, "So growing up I always wanted to be where I am today and it's always been my dream, literally every day I wake up, it's my dream. So I thought I'd share my world with you, give you a little bit of an insight into my life and see how our days go every day - it's not just pictures and a dress."

She continued, "This year has been amazing, it's actually been one of the hardest I've ever faced, good things and bad things. I've got to experience amazing things like The Voice and doing my Adidas line and have amazing hit records with people I love."

  • Rita added, "This week has been kind of mental, it's been a very up-and-down, crazy, anxiety, emotional, amazing journey. I'm very happy you caught it with me."


A$AP ROCKY REVEALS WHY HE DISSED RITA ORA
A$AP Rocky has revealed why he decided to diss Rita Ora in his new song "Better Things." On the song, he spit, "I swear that b*tch Rita Ora got a big mouth/Next time I see her might curse the b*tch out/Kicked the b*tch out once cause she b*tched out/Spit my kids out, jizzed up all in her mouth and made the b*tch bounce."

He said during an NYC radio interview, "That's a really old song. I was in a relationship when I made that song, so I'm referring to trouble that that girl caused me. I'm being precise when I say she talks a lot. If no one in the world knows that, she knows why. I’m not saying she’s a terrible person. . . " DJ: "She just got a big mouth . . ." Rocky: "If you sleep with her." Click here to listen to: A$AP ROCKY ON WHY HE DISSED RITA ORA
Click here to listen to: A$AP ROCKY ON WHY HE DISSED RITA ORA PART TWO


JANET JACKSON'S HUBBY THROW HER A SUPRISE B-DAY BASH IN LA
Janet Jackson's husband Wissam Al Mana threw her a surprise birthday bash for her 49th birthday last week at LA's Hyde Lounge. According to US Weekly, a source said that thirty of Janet's closes friends and family attended the party, including her brother Jermaine "in all of his Louis Vuitton finer."

The source added that pop queen had two birthday cakes and partied until 1:30 in morning.

  • Janet recently announced that she is releasing a new album this year and going on a world tour.


JAY Z GET CALLED OUT OVER COMMENTS HE MADE ABOUT WATER
Jay Z has been called out on his comments on the price of water. According to Eurweb, a spokesperson for Denver Water company has come for rapper after he tried to make a point about Tidal, by using the cost of water as an example. Jay said, "The challenge is to get everyone to respect music again, to recognize its value. Water is free. Music is $6 but no one wants to pay for music." Jay made these comments back in March, nonetheless, the spokesperson for the Colorado water company said that Denver Water customers pay $3 for 1,000 gallons of water and "when you think about how much a gallon of milk or a liter of soda costs, water is a pretty good value."

  • The rep then used Jay's music as an example to prove his point, saying, "Your last album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, sold 528,000 copies. At $6 each, that’s more than $3 million. You could buy 1 billion gallons of water for that."


LITTLE MIX THROWS SHADE AT BRITNEY SPEARS?
Did "Pretty Girls" belong to Little Mix prior to being released by Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea? According to an interview with the U.K.'s The Sun, Jesy Nelson said, "We've been away a while because we wrote an album, sat with the record label and we thought, 'Nope, it's not good enough.' We recorded a whole album but we're perfectionists and knew we could do better. So we scrapped it and started again."

  • Jade Thirwall added, "We wrote it with Maegan Cottone, who we've written a lot of this album with. We loved the song but it wasn't really for us so we put it out there and, lo and behold, Britney wanted it."


QUICKIES
JUSTIN BIEBER PERFORMS MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION CONCERT: Justin Bieber performed an intimate concert for a few of his fans courtesy of the Make-A-Wish foundation. According to Gossip Cop, the event took place at Lucky Strike bowling alley in L.A. with 20 female fans. Biebz performed some of his hits such as, "Baby," "Hold Tight," "Be Alright," "Boyfriend," "As Long As You Love," and "One Less Lonely Girl." The singer even followed some of the attendees on Twitter after the show. One fan wrote on the site, "He’s so beautiful. I can’t believe I met him. HES SO PERFECT SND SWEET AND SMELLS AMAZING OMG FFGF. Justin is the sweetest person. ever. Justin kept telling me I have a beautiful smile. Life is complete." Another said, "Justin did like my backpack. He even told me a story that goes with the bible because of it… My backpack shows that I will love him through all the bad times too. Don’t take it the wrong way." She continued, "8 years & it finally happened. I love you more than words can explain. @justinbieber… I was like melting when he kept staring at me. He kept eye contact the whole time."

CHRIS BROWN'S DAUGHTER TURNS ONE: Yesterday (May 27th), Chris Brown's daughter Royalty turned one. The singer posted pics and shouted her out on Instagram, writing, "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY LIL LADY ROYALTY!!!! I Love u 👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂."

FLO RIDA TEAMS UP WITH 'PORNHUB' TO FIND THE NEXT BIG STAR: Flo Rida has teamed up with Pornhub have launched a new contest called Next Big Recording Star. Pornhub's VP Corey Price said in a statement, "We’re teaming with Flo Rida to find the next big recording star, and expand our own artist roster in the process. So, whether you’re a promising rapper, emerging band, talented vocalist or anything in between, submit your best original track and show us you have what it takes to knock out Pornhub Records’ first number one hit!" The grand-prize winner will receive a recording contract and will get the chance to collaborate with Flo Rida.