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Britney Spears Sings 'White Christmas' For Fans; Shares Teaser For 'My Prerogative' Scent

Britney Spears has shared an adorable video of her singing the classic Christmas tune "White Christmas," along with a teaser of her new scent called "My Prerogative."

"Be free, be fierce, be you #MyPrerogative" she captioned the video. The teaser has a dreamy, island vibe with shots of Spears lounging around in a gorgeous white lingerie set complemented with heavy beats. The scent is named after the Bobby Brown song of the same name from 1988, which Spears covered in 2004.

Britney also shared a snippet of her singing Bing Crosby’s 1942 hit "White Christmas" complete with a glittery reindeer filter.

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Ariana Grande Featured In Brother's 'Seasons Of Love' Cover

Frankie Grande has released a cover of the song "Seasons of Love" in celebration of the upcoming Fox Rent Live special and his sister Ariana Grande joined him in the video.

Frankie sings lead vocals while Ariana produced the cover, provided background vocals, and sings the female solo at the end of the song.

"I am beyond honored to have worked on this incredible project with my best friends in the world including my wonderful sister. Thank you Ariana for vocal producing as well as adding your magical voice to this beautiful song," Frankie captioned the video on his YouTube account. "I am so happy that I got to sing with you on one of our favorite Broadway songs from one of our favorite Broadway shows, RENT!"

"Thank you Ben for filming, directing & singing! Thank you to Jon-Erik and Dominic for not only your vocal support but your emotional support & love that you give me every single day. I love you all so much and will cherish this moment for the rest of my life, so happy we filmed it!" Frankie added.

Fox’s live version of Rent, which airs in January 2019, also counts Vanessa Hudgens, Tinashe, and Jordan Fisher among its stars.

Frankie also invites fans to submit their own version of "Seasons of Love," following the instructions Fox has provided. On their webpage, Fox explains the purpose of the videos: "To spread the excitement about RENT coming to Fox, we’re launching a nationwide virtual sing-a-long choir. How does that work? Hundreds of fans record videos of themselves singing along to Seasons of Love. We compile the best performances into one gigantic choral RENT-stravaganza of talent."

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Beyonce: 5 Years Later

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of Beyonce's iconic surprise album Beyonce. The creative team behind the album spoke to Complex about making the project and how they managed to keep it under wraps. Beyonce's longtime A&R Teresa LaBarbera said that the singer wanted to create a surprise album because the singer wanted her fans to hear a body of work in its entirety without the influence of radio or media.

LaBarbera explained, "These so-called ‘surprise albums’—I think it creates an event and an enthusiasm and an excitement around the music, not so much all the marketing and this and that. Not that those things aren’t important, but it all comes right down to like, ‘Oh sh*t, so-and-so dropped a record and it sounds amazing!’"

Bey's creative team also discussed how they were album to keep the album -- which they codenamed "Lily" a secret. One of the reasons why the album was able to remain a secret was the fact that the it was initially an iTunes exclusive and only a few execs at the service knew it was coming out.

While she shot the videos for the visual album, the crew didn't even play the tracks on set to avoid leaks

Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon -- who co-produced "Drunk In Love" and "Partition" along with Timbaland, said that it wasn't that hard to keep the album a secret because Beyonce's team has very strict rules anyway. He explained, " . . . when you're around them working or not working, that they don't allow cameras, telephones, and stuff like that in the room anyway," J-Roc says. "That's one of their rules from jump." The crew also signed non-disclosure agreements.

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Kanye West Reignites Beef With Drake

Kanye West briefly reignited his beef with Drake yesterday (December 13th). The rapper posted a screenshot of a text her received that claimed that Drizzy was looking to clear "Say What's Real" from his 2009 mixtape So Far Gone, which samples Ye's 808s & Heartbreak song "Say You Will." The text read, "Drake sent in a clearance request for 'Say What's Real' Do you wanna clear." He captioned the tweet with, "This proves sh*t faker than wrestling."

He then addressed Drake's verse on French Montana's "No Stylist" where he spit, "Yeah, keepin' it G, I told her don't wear no 350s 'round me." Ye tweeted, "Still need that apology for mentioning the 350s and trying to take food out your idols kids mouths."

KANYE: 'I TOLD YOU I AIN'T TELL PUSHA ABOUT YOUR SON'

He then sent off a series of tweets, including: "Been trying to meet with you for 6 months bro. You sneak dissing on trav records and texting Kris talking bout how’s the family. I told you I ain’t tell Pusha about your son. It’s all love bro bro but don’t play with me. You stay too close to be playing all these industry games bro."

He continued, "Sending purple emojis When I’m dealing with mental sh*t. I need my apologies now. Not through scooter either. Not through Travis. I would never intentionally try to hurt you bro. I never even heard none of the diss records. That ain’t my MO never did a diss record."

Ye also spilled some tea, saying that it got "him hot" Drake bought out the first two rows at Pusha T's show so that they would be empty.

After tweeting for about 20 minutes, Kanye wrote, "Drake finally called. Mission accomplished." He later added, "By the way . . . not cleared" with the crying laughing emoji.

DRAKE RESPONDS?

Drake seemingly responded to Kanye's tweets, posting five crying laughing emojis on IG stories minutes after Ye claimed they spoke on the phone.

**UPDATE: KANYE SAYS DRAKE THREATENED HIM**

After sending out his initial tweets, Kanye returned to Twitter hours later and said that Drake had threatened him. He tweeted, "Drake called trying to threatened me. The kid he had run on stage at Pushas concert is in critical condition So drake if anything happens to me or anyone from my family you are the first suspect. So cut the tough talk. I got a family and kids. 69 is locked up xxx is dead. The kid that ran on stage is in the hospital."

Ye said that Drake is "running around acting like he pac." He continued, "You trying to be a bully. I never been bullied in my life and I never will be. That’s why I made it this far in a pink polo."

Kanye added that he is the one who opened doors for him and is his "oxygen." He tweeted, "When I go through sh*t he f*cks with me and I’m his idol. I’m the guy with the pink polo that made a way for him. … There would never be a drake without a Kanye west so never come out your mouth with a threat."

He added that he would still live to settle his issues with Drake, tweeting, "I’m up for talking. We need to show all of these fans that black men can@talk without someone ending up dead or in jail."

He then added, "This year has been really tough and you have added to the confusion. Leave me and my family alone bro."

He ended his tweets with "All positive vibes. All love."

KIM KARDASHIAN JUMPS IN

Kim Kardashian took to Twitter to defend Kanye, tweeting directly to Drake, "@drake Never threaten my husband or our family. He paved the way for there to be a Drake. My husband is the most brilliant person the most genius person I know. He has broken so many boundaries, everything from music, stage design, fashion and culture and will continue to change the world."

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Post Malone's Custom-Made Barbed Wire Crocs Sell Out In Minutes

Post Malone proves Crocs are still in style. The rapper teamed up with the footwear company to create a colorful custom pattern for slip-on shoes, which sold out in 10 minutes after going on sale on Tuesday. Croc’s website even crashed.

Posty’s new Crocs design features bright yellow shoes with barbed wire graphics – a nod to the barbed wire tattoo he has sprawled across the top of his forehead. Post’s stylist, Catherine Hahn, told Page Six that the rapper loved wearing Crocs and he can make them look cool.

The six jibbitz charms designed by Malone, including one inspired by his "Stay Away" tattoo and personal logo, were still available for purchase at the price of $9.99.

The company tweeted that the shoes were sold out. Fans who missed out took it to Twitter to share their frustration.

Various sizes of the barbed wire Croc designed with Post’s jibbitz charms are selling for $200 and higher on eBay.

Malone’s first Croc collaboration came in November and also sold out in less than 10 minutes. The original design featured a white classic Croc with the yellow devil in a repeating pattern across the shoes. He released a small collection of Jibbitz as well.

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Quickies: Christina Aguilera, Niall Horan, Robin Thicke & More

CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO HEADLINE ‘NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE’ 2019: Christina Aguilera is set to headline the 2019 Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest celebration this year – her first time back since 2007. She will perform just minutes before the ball drops in Times Square, marking the official start to 2019. The event will kick off at 8 p.m.ET on December 31st. Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids On The Block will also perform live in the hours leading up to New Year’s Eve in New York City’s Times Square. Other performers will also be joining in from other cities to perform as well.

NIALL HORAN & HAILEE STEINFELD SPLIT AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF DATING: Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan have reportedly split up after a few months of dating. "Hailee and Niall were going strong over the summer but split a few months ago and have been trying to keep it low-key," a source told E! News of the 22-year-old actress and 25-year-old singer. "Hailee realized she had a lot on her plate and her work schedule was insanely busy. She was gearing up for a huge press tour for her new movie Bumblebee." The source also added that Hailee realized that they "would be apart for mass amounts of time…They really tried to make it work. It definitely was ‘young love.’" The pair first sparked dating rumors back in February when they were seen together at a concert.

ROBIN THICKE AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS ORDERED TO PAY $5M FOR ‘BLURRED LINES’ INFRINGEMENT: A federal judge in California ordered a final judgment of nearly $5 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ copyright infringement in their song "Blurred Lines." District Judge John A. Kronstadt said the two artists must jointly pay Gaye’s family damages of $2.9 million. Separately, Thicke must pay $1.7 million and More Water From Nazareth Publishing – Williams’ publishing company – must pay $357,631. The final judgment was a reduction from the initial $7.4 million judgment. The song "Blurred Lines" was released in 2013, hitting No. 1 and earning the artists some $16.6 million in revenue. Gaye’s family sued later that year saying it infringed upon his 1977 hit "Got to Give It Up." In March, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower jury’s decision that there was in fact infringement. Thicke and Williams’ lawyers argued that the lawsuit went too far in protecting the generic elements of a song’s style shared between the two tracks. Gaye died in 1984.

BEBE REXHA AND LOVELYTHEBAND TO PERFORM ON TIMES SQUARE NEW YEAR’S EVE WEBCAST: Bebe Rexha and lovelytheband will headline the 10th annual Times Square New Year’s Eve webcast, which will include the raising of the famous Times Square New Year’s Eve ball, countdowns, interviews and additional musical performances, as well as the famous Ball Drop at midnight. The entire webcast is commercial free. During the festivities, Bebe will perform John Lennon’s classic "Imagine," as well as her hits "Me, Myself & I," "Meant to Be" and "I’m a Mess." Lovelytheband will perform their hit song "broken," as well as additional tracks "these are my friends" and "maybe, i’m afraid." It all kicks off at 6 p.m. ET on December 31st. You can watch at TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.nyc, Livestream.com/2019 and TimesSquareBall.net.

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Robin Thicke Releases 'Testify'

Robin Thicke has dropped his latest song "Testify" – the first song he has released since "One Shot" in 2016. Robin wrote the tune at his home in Malibu, which recently burned down due to the California wildfire crisis.

Over the past few years, Robin has been taking some time off from music to spend time with pregnant girlfriend April Love Geary, their 1-year-old daughter Mia, and his 8-year-old son Julian. But he is ready for a comeback.

He will be a celebrity panelist on The Masked Singer, a singing competition show that airs January 2nd on Fox. Robin will also be performing on New Year’s Eve Live in Times Square during Steve Harvey’s Fox special.

With more new music on the horizon and whispers of a new album in 2019, Robin sums up his return by stating: "When I made this record I wanted to sing my whole truth and lead off the new album singing my ass off."

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Taylor Swift Lights Up The Stage In Trailer For Netflix Concert Special; Using Facial Recognition at Concerts

Taylor Swift has released the first trailer for her upcoming Reputation Stadium Tour concert special coming to Netflix on New Year’s Eve.

The clip features Swift performing songs from her Reputation album in front of thousands of screaming fans. The special promises to give fans the experience of seeing Swift perform live during the tour, which featured the singer using a number of backup dancers, props, special effects and elaborate video presentations.

The Reputation tour, which also featured special guests Camila Cabello and Charli XCX, started on May 8th in Glendale, Arizona, before wrapping up October 6th in Arlington, Texas.

Meanwhile, Taylor reportedly used facial-recognition software to I.D. possible stalkers in the audience of her tour.

According to Rolling Stone, it took place at least once, at her May 18th show at the Rose Bowl. Fans who stopped to watch rehearsal footage at a kiosk were unknowingly having their pictures taken. According to concert security expert Mike Downing, those pictures were then transferred to a "command post" in Nashville, where they were cross-referenced with a database of Taylor’s known stalkers, which number in the hundreds.

Dowing tells Rolling Stone, "Everybody who went by would stop and stare at the kiosk, and the software would start working."

Rolling Stone says the technology, in which Ticketmaster has invested, might also be helpful by allowing certain fans to move through turnstiles quickly at events, without them having to stop and go through security.


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