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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Buy $90 Million Mansion in Los Angeles — See the Pic!

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z are officially bi-coastal!

A source tells ET that the music power couple has closed on a 30,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion for $ 90 million.

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The Bel-Air, California, enclave was completed this year, and has six separate structures and 10,000 square feet of outdoor space, according to the Los Angeles Times — so 5-year-old Blue Ivy and 2-month-old twins Sir and Rumi should have plenty of room to play around!

Photo: Splash News

Also on the property are four swimming pools, a full-sized basketball court and a spa.

EXCLUSIVE: Kelly Rowland on Workouts With Beyonce and Jay Z: ‘Everybody Goes Hard!’

It’s nice to see the Carters have a West Coast home to settle into, after the couple was reportedly paying $ 400,000 a month to rent a luxurious Malibu mansion following the birth of their twins.

Meanwhile, Bey and Jay were spotted out recently, perhaps getting to know their new digs, on a romantic L.A. date night.

Watch the video below for more.


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The Clever Clues Taylor Swift ​I​s Dropping Her Sixth Album and What They Could Mean

​#​TS6 is coming, y’all!

The 27-year-old sent fans into a frenzy on Friday when she mysteriously deleted her entire social media history. We’re talking Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Tumblr accounts ​​– all wiped clean. Even the photo avatars on her pages – vanished. She also unfollowed everyone she was following​.

MORE: Where Is Taylor Swift? ‘Busy Working’ on New Album in Nashville, Source Says

But what does it mean? Well, besides the obvious (that new music is coming)​, s​ome ​fans believe ​she’s leaving hints about what to expect in terms of album name and/or song titles.

We’ve compiled a list of additional clues that Taylor has dropped in the past 24 hours. Get ready to have your mind blown.

1. All her social media posts have been deleted.

​​Twitter: All tweets, retweets and likes are gone. She also unfollowed everyone, deleted her profile pic, header and Twitter bio ​–​ which read “Born in 1989.” Yep. A new album era is upon us!

​​Instagram: All posts are gone. Profile pic has vanished. She also unfollowed everyone here.

​​Facebook: All posts are gone. Profile pic has vanished.

​​YouTube: Her VEVO account is still intact​,​ but the profile pic on her personal account is gone.

​​Tumblr: Everything’s gone but when you load the page it fades from pink to black. We think that’s intentional.

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2. According to sleuth fans, Taylor’s website (which is now completely black ​– and​​​ ​doesn’t fade from pink) boasted coding that​,​ when r​u​n through a cryptogram​,​ translated to “that’s what they don’t see.” A few users discovered it. But per one Twitter chain, it looks like the website changed at some point.

​It’s all detailed in the threads below. ​

MORE: Taylor Swift Mysteriously Deletes All Photos From Her Instagram — Is New Music Finally on the Way?

3. Her Instagram history says a lot. She’s known to drop subtle hints on Instagram — and we’re thinking the same goes here ​– even if they have all been deleted. Her last three pics were all dedicated to her friends (Selena Gomez,​ the girl group​ H​AIM and Lorde) and the captions say a lot:

“Sultry pop music from this dreamy almost-birthday-girl,” she wrote on her last post about Selena’s song​,​ “Fetish​,​” along with a series of THIRTEEEN clapping hand emojis.

“On. Repeat. Til. The. End. Of. Time‼ ‼ ‼ ‼ ‼ ‼ ! @haimtheband,” Swift captioned her second to last Instagram post ​– a song snippet praising a H​AIM single. Yep. That’s 13 exclamation points. And she paused the song preview 13 seconds in.

“G2G BRB just gonna make up an interpretive dance to this magnificent bop for the ages,” Taylor wrote on her post promoting pal Lorde’s “Green Light.” She then added “ELLA I LOVE YOU.” That last part. 13 characters.

4. When you search the term “Taylor Swift” on D​irecTV​, it shows she will appear on Good Morning America on ​Thursday, ​Aug​. 31. That’s 13 days from now. And if you flip 31, ​you get 13. And if you know anything about Taylor, you know that’s her lucky number.

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5. Today also marks the three​-year ​anniversary of Taylor’s 1989 album announcement and the release of “Shake it Off.”

So what does it all mean? We’re not completely sure but ​knowing her history with leaving cleverly-strewn bread crumbs, ​we​ ​​h​ope (and think) it somehow correlates with her upcoming album name or theme​​.

First, we like the idea of all the thirteen symbolism in her subtle activity. The rumored GMA date and the final portions of her last three Instagrams all make a reference to her lucky number.

We also think the words in those captions could mean something. “Almost-birthday-girl” could mean she’ll drop her sixth studio album before her own birthday in December. Or, the “till the end of time” caption on her pic to H​AIM could mean her upcoming album will have something to do with time ​– fitting since she writes about “the ages” in her caption to Lorde.

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The ideas of vanishing, fading and going dark are also intriguing. Aside from her victory in court, this goes hand in hand with the effort she’s made to disappear from the spotlight the past several months.

What do you guys think? Are we reading too far into this or are we right on the money? Let @Katie_Krause know on Twitter as we all anxiously await new Taylor Swift tunes. ​


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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Is Expecting Twins — See the Moment Her Daughter Learned the Good News!

Hillary Scott’s good news just doubled.

On Thursday, it was revealed that the Lady Antebellum singer and her bandmate, Dave Haywood, are both expecting babies, and on Friday, the 31-year-old crooner shared a sweet video to Instagram of her and husband Chris Tyrrell telling their 4-year-old daughter, Eisele, that she’s going to be a big sister — to twins!

MORE: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood Are Both Expecting Babies!

“God has answered our family’s countless prayers!” Scott captioned the post, which included the reveal snap as well as some cute family photos. “We are having TWINS! It’s truly a miracle.”

“Because we’ve been so open about our last pregnancy loss and journey, I want to be fully transparent with you that this happened naturally,” she added. “Chris nor I have any family history of twins that we can find and are just resting in the profound gift this truly is.”

Watch below for the moment they shared the news with Eisele.

MORE: Lady Antebellum Performs Brand New Tracks in Live Show, Announces World Tour

Incredible. Congrats to the happy, growing family!

Watch the video below for what Lady Antebellum said in 2014 about raising a family while making music.


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Miley Cyrus Releases Elvis-Inspired 'Younger Now' Video — Plus, Check Out Her New Album Art & Track List!

Miley Cyrus released the music video for her latest single “Younger Now” on Thursday, and the Diamond Martel-directed neon-lit rockabilly dreamscape is truly stunning.

The beautifully shot video evokes a lot of the young artist’s musical roots –country/western music specifically, she rocks a rhinestone-studded jumpsuit that godmother Dolly Parton, who joins Cyrus on the album’s third track, “Rainbowland,” would be proud of — while also examining her own growth and evolution as an performer. One moment, she’s reenacting an Elvis puppet show, the next, she’s planting one on a granny in cat-eye glasses.

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The song — which is the titular track off Cyrus’ forthcoming sixth studio album — is the third single she’s released following “Malibu” and “Inspired,” and continues to showcase her new sound –which is a drastic change from what fans heard off her previous albums, Bangerz and Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz.

The song itself feels like a rather overt reflection on her career so far, and seems to lay out how she’s trying to change her image from wild party girl to a more introspective kind of pop artist — especially with lyrics like, “Feels like I just woke up/ Like all this time I’ve been asleep/ Even though it’s not who I am/ I’m not afraid of who I used to be,” and “No one stays the same.”

WATCH: Miley Cyrus’ Transformation Timeline: From Disney Star to Infamous Twerker to Fresh-Faced ‘Malibu’

In May, Cyrus opened on Long Island’s Cooper Lawrence morning show about how she regrets the music video she made for her hit 2013 single “Wrecking Ball.”

“It’s kinda crazy that I’ll always be known for licking a sledge hammer,” the 24-year-old artist shared. Later, on a different radio program, Cyrus said singing “Wrecking Ball” makes her sad, because she’ll never live down the video she now considers embarrassing. Check out the video below to hear more.

Cyrus‘ latest album, Younger Now, will be dropping on September 29. Check out the track list and cover art below.

WATCH: Miley Cyrus Apologizes for Skipping Teen Choice Awards, Announces New Single ‘Younger Now’

Photo: RCA

1. “Younger Now”
2. “Malibu”
3. “Rainbowland [feat. Dolly Parton]”
4. “Week Without You”
5. “Miss You so Much”
6. “I Would Die for You”
7. “Thinkin’”
8. “Bad Mood”
9. “Love Someone”
10. “She’s Not Him”
11. “Inspired”


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EXCLUSIVE: Aly & AJ Talk First Single in 10 Years 'Take Me' and Dish on New Music

Aly and AJ Michalka are back!

The sisters dropped their first single in 10 years, “Take Me,” on Friday and fans are freaking out!

WATCH: EXCLUSIVE: Aly & AJ on Finally Getting to Grow Up, on Screen and in Their New Music

While the sisters had recorded music under their band 78violet, this is the return to their namesake duo, which they formed in 2004. ET’s Ashley Crossan spoke with the pair earlier this year at San Diego Comic-Con, where they dished on their new music and their comeback!

“We’re releasing our first single after a long time, a long time away from music,” AJ, 26, told ET. “We haven’t released anything under Aly & AJ in 10 years. So, we’re really excited, and this single really represents the new sound and, just, us as adult artists. It’s been a long time coming.”

So why the 10-year gap?

“I think for us, we really focused on acting — and, we were signed at such a young age, that I really feel like the music industry, it changed so much,” AJ explained. “Once Aly and I left our label, it kind of, like, [was] one of those things we didn’t want to do for a little bit. We kind of wanted to take a break. I mean, I think when you’re a kid and you start that young, you’re trying to figure out what your sound is and, you know, if you can get back on track with writing.”

“We just went through this time where we just froze, musically,” she continued. “And I’m really glad it took as long as it did, because I don’t think we’d be writing the material we are now if we hadn’t taken that time.”

“Yeah, it’s been a while,” added Aly, 28. “I think a part of it, too, was being inspired to make new music again. I think we just were in a writing funk, and I think that happens with a lot of artists and some people are better at just powering through it. I think for us, we needed to sit back for a moment.”


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The singers define their new sound as “very West Coast.”

“‘Cause we’re California girls,” explained AJ. “So, we have a bunch of different music that has influenced us over the years, since we were growing up. But it’s funny, when we played the music to our friends, a lot of them were saying, ‘It’s very nostalgic sounding.’ So I don’t know necessarily what that means, but I was like, ‘I like nostalgia, so OK.'”

“But it’s definitely aiming toward pop,” Aly chimed in. “There’s a little bit of an ’80s influence there. Still definitely sounds like Aly & AJ and what we represent — but 10 years later.”

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As for their plan after their upcoming album drops, the girls are ready to go on tour!

“Ultimately, we would love to be on the road next spring opening up for someone,” Aly shared. “We’ve only kind of ever done our own tours, where we were just the main act. And we’re really interested in being able to prove ourselves to a different fan base, who maybe wouldn’t normally like Aly & AJ music, or has a preconceived notion of what Aly & AJ music is. It’s kind of fun to win over that crowd. So we’re excited for that.”

For more on Aly & AJ and their new music, watch below.


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Justin Bieber Drops New Song 'Friends' — Listen to the Beat-Heavy Breakup Ballad!

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Justin Bieber is back and he wants to be “Friends.”

The Purpose singer dropped a new song on Thursday, just weeks after canceling the remaining dates on his world tour due to exhaustion. “Friends” is a collaboration with BloodPop®, who produced multiple songs on Bieber’s most recent album.

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With lyrics that read pretty effectively like a post-breakup text chain, the 22-year-old pop star croons lines like, “I was wonderin’ ’bout your mama, did she get that job she wanted?” and “No, we didn’t end this so good, but you know we had something so good.”

Forgive the rhyming of “good” with “good,” look your ex up on Facebook or Instagram, and dive into the beat-heavy ballad below.

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So, can we still be friends?

Meanwhile, one friend who has remained in Bieber’s corner is Jaden Smith, who recently gave ET an update on his pal following his canceled tour dates.

Watch the video below.


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Katy Perry's 'Witness' Tour Postponed Due to Production Delays, Opening Acts Revealed

Katy Perry apologized to her fans on Thursday for having to push back her Witness tour.

“Due to unavoidable production delays, major elements of my tour stage design could not be available for me to rehearse on until this week,” the 32-year-old pop star said in a statement. “I’ll be spending the next few weeks taking the time to properly prepare the show to be an experience I am proud to share with you. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but hope everyone who sees the show will agree it was worth the wait.”

WATCH: Katy Perry Says She’s ‘Always Loved’ Taylor Swift Despite Their ‘Differences’

Perry’s first concert will now be on Sept. 19 in Montreal, Canada. The tour was originally slated to kick off on Sept. 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Tickets for the tour are now on sale and all tickets for the original concert dates will be honored for the new date or refunded.

In addition, Perry also announced that Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus’ younger sister, Purity Ring and Carly Rae Jepsen will be her opening acts on the road. Cyrus will be on the tour from Sept. 19 through Nov. 1, followed by Purity Ring from Nov. 7 to Dec. 20 and Jepsen will open starting on Jan. 5 through Feb. 5.

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It’s been a big year for Perry — between releasing her new album, her upcoming gig hosting the MTV Video Music Awards, gearing up for the tour and becoming a judge on the new American Idol. In a recent interview with W magazine, the “Chained to the Rhythm” singer shared that she’s very content with where she currently is in life.

“Whether it’s politically, mentally, spiritually, sexually, I feel liberated from all the things that don’t serve me,” she noted. “I’m surrendering and embracing my 30s. You couldn’t give me anything to go back to my 20s. To get to this place, I had to do some much-needed work on my heart, soul, mind, and body. Since doing that, a lot of beautiful things started to bloom again.”

Check out more of her interview:


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Manchester Arena to Reopen With Benefit Concert 4 Months After Bombing at Ariana Grande Show

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After tragedy, the Manchester Arena is set to reopen its doors.

The English concert venue, where 22 people were killed and hundreds more were injured in a bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in May, is reopening on Sept. 9, with a benefit show to set up a permanent memorial for the victims of the deadly attack, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

MORE: Families of Victims at Ariana Grande Manchester Concert Will Receive $ 324,000 Each

Following Grande’s star-studded “One Love Manchester” benefit this summer, “We Are Manchester” will be headlined by Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and feature local acts, such as Courteeners, Blossoms and Rick Astley, along with more to be announced. All proceeds will go to the memorial fund.

“May’s events will never be forgotten, but they will not stop us from coming together to enjoy live music,” Manchester Arena general manager James Allen said of the newly-announced benefit. “Manchester Arena has celebrated over 20 years hosting some of the greatest musical talent of all time, and the significant economic and cultural impact that this has on the city means that this legacy must continue.”

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This week, it was revealed that the families of the Manchester bombing victims will receive $ 324,000 each from the “We Love Manchester” charity fund, which raised over $ 23 million, largely in part to Grande’s benefit this summer.

Watch the video below to go inside One Love Manchester.


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Grace VanderWaal Returns to the 'AGT' Stage as First Round of Quarter-Final Cuts Narrow the Field

Grace VanderWaal returned to America’s Got Talent!

WATCH: ‘America’s Got Talent’: 10-Year-Old Angelica Hale’s Epic Cover of ‘Clarity’ Brings Judge Mel B to Tears

The 13-year-old singer, who won the competition last season, took the AGT stage on Wednesday to adorably perform her latest single, “Moonlight,” before five acts were eliminated during the results show.

This week was the beginning of the quarter-finals, with 12 acts performing on Tuesday night for a chance to move on to the semi-finals. Seven acts advanced to the next round, but five had to say goodbye.

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The performers that were safe this week were Air Force Academy singing group In The Stairwell, singer Christian Guardino, comedian Preacher Lawson, rollerskating duo Billy and Emily England and singer Yoli Mayor.

Also advancing to the next round was singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, who got the Golden Buzzer during AGT‘s first round and returned on Tuesday with an amazing rendition of the Jackson 5 hit “Who’s Loving You?” 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale’s cover of Zedd’s “Clarity” brought Mel B to tears and also earned her a spot in the semis.

“What an amazing song you’ve chosen. This song is so dear to my heart and you’ve literally did everything to it. You did it so much justice,” Mel marveled on Tuesday night after Hale’s performance. “You’re so small, but you’ve got this massive voice.”

Unfortunately, AGT fans had to part ways with young dancing duo Artyon and Paige, Singing Trump, singing clown Puddles Pity Party, comedian daredevil Bello Nock and dance crew Just Jerk.

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ET spoke with AGT host Tyra Banks after the show on Tuesday, where she gushed about Hale’s powerful performance.

“Angelica Hale, little beautiful angel voice, ran up to me and grabbed my little makeup legs that are covered in makeup, and she’s like, ‘Tyra, Tyra, I’m so scared. I’m so scared.’ And I had to talk her off the scared ledge,” Banks told ET. “And I told her that, ‘No, you’re not scared. You’re excited. Whenever we’re scared and nervous, we say we’re excited, we’re excited, and it turns that energy around.’ And then she went out there and like, hit that Mariah note, and it was done.”

Watch below for more of Banks’ comments on this week’s show.

America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.


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Pink Makes Powerful Statement in Political 'What About Us' Music Video — Watch!

Pink is getting political.

The 37-year-old singer makes a powerful statement with her music video for “What About Us,” released on Wednesday.

RELATED: Pink Reveals Cover Art for Upcoming Album ‘Beautiful Trauma,’ Says She’s ‘Insanely Proud’ of New Music

“We are problems that want to be solved/We are children that need to be loved/We were willin’, we came when you called/But man, you fooled us, enough is enough/What about us?/What about all the times you said you had the answers?” Pink sings.

Directed by Georgia Hudson and choreographed by The Goldenboyz, the video begins with audio of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the Republican National Convention giving a speech before then-candidate Donald Trump took the stage.

The five-minute, politically charged clip also features audio of a man saying, “We are going to reject hate! We are going to reject racism!” and “Now is the time to protect our community.”

RELATED: Pink to Receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

“What About Us” is the first single from Pink’s forthcoming album, Beautiful Trauma, set to be released on Oct. 13. Last week, the singer shared the album cover with her fans, writing, “I could not be more excited right now.”

Pink will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 27.

For more on the singer and her new music, watch below.


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