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Duet for Fifty Shades Darker

TAYLOR Swift and Zayn Malik have sent their fans into a frenzy, dropping a surprise collaboration for the next movie in the 50 Shades of Grey franchise, 50 Shades Darker.

Swift and Malik released different snippets of the song I Don’t Wanna Live Forever on their social media profiles on Friday.

Malik’s Twitter post was accompanied by a stylised image of a masquerade mask over an inky background, while Swift’s Instagram post featured footage from the film, in which Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan reprise their roles as Anastasia Steele and Christan Grey.

The former One Direction singer also posted a picture of himself with Swift and a cat on his Instagram profile, which was liked more than 300,000 times within an hour.

The film has the unlikely release date of February 14, 2017 — Valentine’s Day.

The R’n’B track is currently available only through Apple Music.

Swift dated Malik’s former bandmate, Harry Styles, in 2013.

The lyrics read: “Oh until it’s all been said / It’s not over until your dying breath / So what do you want them to say when you’re gone? /That you gave up or that you kept going on?

“What do you do when a chapter ends? / Do you close the book and never read it again? / Where do you go when your story’s done?

“You can be who you want or you’ll become / If it all goes wrong / Darling just hold on.”

Christmas party for a surprise performance

WHILE plenty of us would choose to work for Beyoncé even if it didn’t mean a Christmas party, the global superstar still made things a little sweeter for her employees at their annual office party last night.

The festive season is always a bit of a stressful time but we’ve heard an exclusive performance from Beyoncé is an easy fix for that.

The Single Ladies singer, who founded Parkwood Entertainment back in 2007, gave the employees of her management company the Christmas present of a lifetime when she did a surprise performance of her hit song All Night.

After the partygoers watched a screening of her visual album Lemonade, the 35-year old singer decided to belt out the tune, accompanied by a mariachi band.

The performance featured plenty of brass and included an emotional saxophone solo from one of the band’s members.

The star opted for an outfit that literally only she could pull off.

Wearing a dramatic blue striped frill top from Johanna Ortiz, the Formation singer went for a Spanish style look, tucking the top into a printed skirt.

According to Vogue,the office party also boasted a fashion installation which included all of the iconic costumes Beyoncé wore on her record-breaking Formation World Tour.

The installation also included the singer’s enviable, mustard Roberto Cavalli dress she wore in her music video Hold Up.

The Queen song in front of David Bowie

AS THE world mourns the loss of George Michael, there’s a video doing the rounds that captures his musical brilliance better than any other.

In the five-minute clip, Michael sings the Queen song Somebody to Love during rehearsals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert which was held at Wembley Stadium in 1992.

With David Bowie and Seal watching from the side of the stage, Michael absolutely nailed the rehearsal, even though he later confessed it was the hardest song he had ever sung in his life.

“It’s ridiculous,” Michael said according to Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen,

“One minute it’s up here, one minute it’s down there.”

 

George Michael’s rehearsal

Michael was just one of the huge stars that performed at the tribute concert that raised money for AIDS research following Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991.

“It was the proudest moment of my career, but mixed with real sadness,” Michael said after the performance.

Elton John, Axl Rose, Liza Minnelli, David Bowie, Seal and Robert Plant all performed Queen songs with the three remaining members of the group in front of the 72,000-strong crowd.

Christmas cheer with Carpool Karaoke medley

IF all you wanted for Christmas was a medley of the biggest names in music singing everyone’s favourite holiday song in carpool karaoke, then want no longer for Santa has come early thanks to James Corden.

Decked out in Christmas garb, James Corden and Mariah Carey sing along to her 1994 holiday hit “All I Want for Christmas” with a little help from some famous friends.

Adele put her own soulful spin on the tune, while Lady Gaga gave it her all, wrapped up like a present.

Elton John, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Gwen Stefani also joined in on the fun in previously unseen footage from their 2016 carpool segments.

The video has been in the works all year- Coldplay’s Chris Martin appeared in the clip after his January appearance, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers added some of Santa’s “Ho Ho Ho’s”.

Only Gaga and Adele were brave enough to try some of Mariah’s higher notes.

Michael was just one of the huge stars that performed at the tribute concert that raised money for AIDS research following Freddie Mercury’s death in 1991.

“It was the proudest moment of my career, but mixed with real sadness,” Michael said after the performance.

Elton John, Axl Rose, Liza Minnelli, David Bowie, Seal and Robert Plant all performed Queen songs with the three remaining members of the group in front of the 72,000-strong crowd

 

All About Celine Dion

SINGER Celine Dion has marked the one-year anniversary of her husband’s death by sharing an emotional video that shows just how much she’s still grieving.

The 48-year-old star, who lost husband Rene Angelil on January 14 last year following a long battle with throat cancer, released a new video to her YouTube channel this week.

The video shows Dion at home, surrounded by pictures of her husband and kids, breaking down in tears as she looks over the family snaps.

As the clip progresses, Dion is seen in the foetal position, her arms wrapped around a giant love heart pillow and tears in her eyes as a picture of she and Angelil sits nearby.

It’s confronting viewing, particularly given that the My Heart Will Go On singer’s public appearances in the twelve months since her husband’s death have usually seen her poised and polished.

Dion herself soundtracks the video, singing an a capella cover of the Sia ballad My Love.

Sharing the video on her Facebook page, Dion penned a heartbreaking message to her late husband:

“My memory loves you, it asks about you all the time. Especially today … One year later, I wish R.I.P. meant Return If Possible. Forever yours, Céline xx …”

Dion, who lost her brother to cancer just days after her husband’s death, revealed last year that she was struggling to forgive herself for not holding Angelil in her arms as he died.

Dion was not by his side when he took his last breath, and the mother of three admits she will forever regret not being able to grant Angelil’s final wish.

“He wanted to die in my arms,” she told ABC News in her first TV interview since her tragic loss.

Zayn Malik in their sexy new music video

TAYLOR Swift doesn’t want to be known as the girl next door anymore, and her new music video with Zayn Malik helps to do just that.

The two singers, who recorded the track I Don’t Wanna Live Forever for the new Fifty Shades Darker movie, dropped the music video for the hit song last night and it’s as Fifty Shades as we expected.

The video, like the erotic movies, are shot with a similarly smouldering, gloomy theme.

The premise of the video seems to be that Swift and Malik are going through a very public break up which they agonise about in separate hotel rooms.

Despite the song obviously being about two ex-lovers, the accompanying video features next-to no scenes of the two together.

While some might see this as a creative choice to add to their faux breakup anguish, the separate scenes are probably because Zayn is currently dating Gigi Hadid, one of Taylor’s best friends and Swift once having a fling with Malik’s former One Direction bandmate, Harry Styles.

Almost all of Swift’s last album 1989 is rumoured to be based on her relationship with Styles.

But, back to the video.

Shot at London’s St Pancra Renaissance Hotel, the video is bursting with tragic glances, mood lighting and angry outbursts.

As Zayn enters the luxurious hotel amid a swarm of paparazzi, Swift blindly pours champagne into a glass before taking out her anger on a bouquet of white roses, passive aggressively ripping off the flower’s petals.

Wonder fuels the fire on whether

THE Stevie Wonder truthers have come back with a vengeance after the star himself admitted 2017 would be the year he finally reveals he isn’t actually blind.

In a video obtained by TMZ, Wonder jokes with the cameraman about having a potential reality show this year but the artist admits it might be “too invasive”.

When the cameraman tells Wonder he could be like the Kardashians, the Superstition singer is a little more tempted.

“I could make a lot of money huh? Buy me a few planes. Maybe fly them,” he says.

The 66-year-old singer, whose music career spans more than five decades, told TMZ he’s flown planes a number of times.

“I flew a plane once, well actually twice,” he said, adding “I actually landed the plane”.

Always one to stir up a bit of controversy, TMZ asked Wonder: “Are you gonna come out one day and just go, ‘Surprise!’”

Wonder replied: “This year, I will reveal the truth.”

The artist has been the subject of conspiracy theories for years after video surfaced of him catching a falling microphone during a performance of The Beatles’ classic Hey Jude.

In a 2008 interview with The Independent,Wonder revealed it was being born prematurely that caused his blindness.

“The blood vessels at the back of his eyes hadn’t yet reached the front, and their aborted growth caused the retinas to detach,” the publication wrote.

Despite this, the musician is still plagued by conspiracies but has always stayed lighthearted about his disability.

At last year’s Grammy awards, Wonder teased the audience, showing them the opened winners envelope and saying “Y’all can’t read this right? You can’t read braille! Haha, you can’t read this.”

The Hot News of The Chainsmokers

READERS were quick to roll their eyes over the Chainsmokers’ latest interview where they discussed everything from how the world wants to copy them to the size of their penises.

The EDM duo recently graced the cover of Billboard magazine’s September 24 issue and boy was it cringe-worthy.

The New York native duo exploded onto the music scene in 2016. and is on the verge of hitting their third double-platinum album this year, however, they could learn a lesson in humility.

The interview started with the younger of the pair, 26-year-old Drew Taggart.

“We rage every night,” he said. “My mum’s going to hate reading that but she already knows.”

Billboard described the other half of the duo Alex Pall as a person with “bed head and neck scruff” and labelled him as a “bon vivant” or, in other words, a person who devotes themselves to a sociable and luxurious lifestyle.

If you’ve paid a visit to the Chainsmokers website you would’ve seen a quote in their bio:

“17.34 inches … think about it …”

Luckily, Billboard clarified this with Pall who explained it was in reference to the combined sizes of their penises tip to tip.

They’re proud of that too, “even before success, pussy was number one,” Pall said.

They’re the epitome of the college “bro” culture and are adamant that they don’t tailor their music to make hits.

“We’re just frat bro dudes, you know what I mean? Loving ladies and stuff,” Pall said.

They’re suffering from an abundance of good problems too but one thing they are annoyed about is people not taking them seriously or thinking they’re a con.

“We’re literally going for our third double-platinum this year,” Pall said.

“Only Justin Bieber and Drake can hold a candle to what we’ve done,” referring to the only two artists of 2016 who have had more top 10s.

The guys clearly took note of Bieber’s hit “Love Yourself”.

Another thing the duo love is that some of the world’s biggest acts are now giving them respect — after an early career filled with rejection.

“It feels good when those people are like … thirsty,” Pall said.

“Now we’re influencing the industry, putting out songs everyone copies.”

Bregoli stars in a Kodak Black music

On an episode hilariously called “I Want To Give Up My Car-Stealing, Knife-Wielding, Twerking 13-Year-Old Daughter Who Tried To Frame Me For A Crime”, Bregoli’s mother spoke about how she was struggling to reign in her misbehaving daughter.

As the audience laughed at the teenager, Bregoli turned to them and said “Cash me ousside, how bow dah?” and all of a sudden the viral sensation was born.

For those of you wondering what that actually means, she was encouraging the audience to fight her outside.

Ever since the Dr. Phil interview, Bregoli has wasted no time throwing herself into the public spotlight.

She started a website selling ‘How bow dah’ merchandise, was kicked off an aeroplane for an ugly confrontation with another passenger and, most recently has starred in a music video for hip hop artist Kodak Black.

The music video, released by World Star Hip Hop, sees Bregoli sitting on the hood of a luxurious Rolls Royce showing off golden grills to the camera and fanning herself with wads of cash.

She even manages a little bit of product placement by wearing her ‘Cash me ousside’ merchandise throughout the video.

Since the music video’s release, Bregoli again appeared on Dr. Phil and, just like her last appearance, the 13-year old didn’t mince words.

When Dr. Phil asked the viral sensation if her new-found fame was a good thing, Bergoli replied as ruthlessly as you’d expect

“I guess what’s good for you is I made you just like how Oprah made you,” answered Bregoli, smiling. “You were nothin’ before I came on this show.”

“Thank you for that,” replied Dr. Phil.

Shows her burning wedding dress

Lyrics like “Boy I was buggin’/ Thinkin’ somehow I can trust ya/ But you don’t mean nothing/ ‘Cause I don’t, I don’t” hint at what might’ve went on behind their heavily publicised relationship but it’s a scene from the video that speaks a thousand words — specifically the scene of Mariah burning a puffy wedding dress to ashes.

While the video might feature Mariah throwing her wedding dress on top of the fire, her engagement ring, valued at more than $10 million USD, didn’t suffer the same fate.

The video even features Carey giving the camera the rude finger with, you guessed it, the gigantic sparkler sitting on her middle finger.

In her docu-series Mariah’s World, the singer revealed she wrote the song “to heal.”

After recording in the studio, the final episode ends with Carey taking off the huge diamond and leaving it on the music stand.

Most would realise there’s a discrepancy in the timeline considering Carey ‘left’ the ring in the last episode of her show but is seen wearing it in the music video.

It’s still unclear whether ‘I Don’t’ and her single from last year ‘Infinity’ are the start of a new album.

Carey’s last album Me. I am Mariah … The Elusive Chanteuse was the singer’s 14th and most recent and was released in 2014.

Mariah is set to tour with Lionel Richie for their All The Hits Tour this year.