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ABC/RICK ROWELLWhile there have been rumors that Selena Gomez’s mom isn't exactly thrilled about Justin Bieber being back in her daughter's life, it seems Justin’s family has had no problem embracing Selena again.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Selena joined Justin at his father Jeremy’s wedding in Jamaica over the weekend. His dad wed girlfriend Chelsey Rebelo.

"Justin’s family doesn’t hold any grudges against Selena," a source tells ET. "Justin and Selena have spent time with both of Justin’s parents. They welcomed her back with open arms.”

The insider adds, "Of course Selena would be included in this celebration! She’s known Justin’s dad for years and he adores her."

By contrast, we probably won’t see Justin hanging with Selena’s family any time soon, according to the source, who notes,  “They’re just not quite there yet."

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Walt Disney PicturesTour mates Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled have another collaboration coming soon: The two have teamed up for a song called “I Believe” on the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack.

“Ahhhh!! I'm so excited to finally tell you guys my new song #IBelieve with @djkhaled will be on the soundtrack for Disney's @WrinkleInTime See the movie and get the album on March 9th,” Demi tweeted, along with a mini-trailer for the soundtrack.

The album will also feature an original song from Sia called “Magic” and the first new song from Sade in almost eight years called “Flower of the Universe.”  Kehlani, who'll be joining Demi and Khaled on tour, is also on the album, with a song called  “Let Me Live.”

In addition to the original music, the soundtrack will include a score by Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi.

Disney is the parent company of ABC News.

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Harley WeirSounds like someone has a crush of Olympic proportions.

Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who is openly gay, admitted his celebrity crush to UsWeekly and it’s none other than Harry Styles.

“So I didn’t realize that he was cute until One Direction broke up, but now that Harry Styles is, you know, living that solo singer career, yeah, I’m into it,” the bronze medalist said.

He hasn’t met the singer yet, but he remains hopeful for the future. “Maybe I will!” he said.

Asked to name her crush, snowboarder and gold medalist Chloe Kim was feeling a different One Direction.

Zayn Malik,” she said. “’Cause he’s a cutie and a half.”

“I haven’t met him but hopefully that’s gonna change soon,” she added.

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John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCShe may be a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum star, but Lorde still can't escape a common problem: acne.

The singer took to Instagram over the weekend to vent her frustrations over her problem skin and the ridiculous advice people try to give her. In her Instagram Story, she filmed herself using an LED light treatment on her face.

"For real though, acne sucks,” she says in the video. “You know what also sucks? When you’ve had acne for years and years and years, done all the drugs, tried all the things, and people are still like, ‘You know what worked for me, is moisturizing!’”

She continues to run down the annoying advice she’s gotten: “Make a mask out of honey, Greek yogurt and avocado. All you need to do is buy an apricot scrub! Coconut oil – the secret is coconut oil!”

Lorde says her least favorite of all the acne assumptions is that she’s “just dirty.”

“’Do you wash your face?’ It’s like, yes, I wash my face! I’m just genetically cursed,” she says.

She leaves her fellow acne-sufferers with a positive message: “For everyone out there who’s got bad skin — and actual bad skin, not just the kind of bad skin you can just use a fancy cream for for a few days and it will get better — I feel your pain. We’ll get there; we will. I promise.”

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Getty Images via ABCChris Brown wished his ex Rihanna a happy 30th birthday today...and fans are not having it.

The singer posted a childhood photo of Rih-Rih on his Instagram page, along with the caption “HAPPY BIRTHDAY @badgirlriri.”

The post received over 630,000 likes, but also some angry comments from Rihanna fans who haven’t forgiven Brown for the brutal assault of his then-girlfriend back in 2009.

“KEEP RIHANNA’S NAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH,” one person commented. Another wrote, “Delete this?? Abusing women and continuing to stalk them long after they’ve moved on is creepy and sad, not funny or cute.”

A third fan added, “So we just gonna pretend like 2009 didn’t happen?”

Brown pleaded guilty to the assault, which occurred about a year into the couple’s relationship. He accepted a plea deal that included nearly five years of probation and one year of domestic violence counseling.

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Sarah PiantadosiJames Bay is bringing his new music, and his new look, to Saturday Night Live.

James will make his SNL debut on March 10, and he's sure to perform his new single "Wild Love."  The show will be hosted by This Is Us Emmy-winner Sterling K. Brown, who also appears in Black Panther.

"WAIT. WHAT!? Can’t believe I’ll be performing on @nbcsnl soon!" James tweeted. "AHH."

The British singer/songwriter will be in New York City around that time as part of an already sold-out, intimate tour that gets underway March 25 in Seattle, WA.

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Greg WilliamsEd Sheeran got engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn over New Year's...but have the two actually tied the knot since then?

According to Metro UK, some fans are convinced that Ed and Cherry are secretly married, because he was sporting a gold band on the third finger of his left hand during an intimate charity concert in London on Monday night.  Of course, the ring could merely be a symbol of his engagement.

ABC News has reached out to Ed's rep about the rumor.

According to The Sun, during the charity show, Ed told the audience how much he's been enjoying domestic bliss with Cherry. "I find myself getting really excited about kitchen appliances now," he joked.

Ed also revealed that at Wednesday night's Brit Awards -- the U.K. equivalent of the Grammys -- he'll be performing his Grammy-winning song, "Thinking Out Loud."

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Markus PritziDua Lipa doesn’t just have “New Rules” -- she has new tour dates too.

The singer has announced she’ll be back in the U.S. and Canada this summer, with shows kicking off June 5 in Houston, Texas.

She’ll hit cities including Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Las Vegas and San Francisco, as well as festivals including Bonnaroo and Panorama.  The tour wraps in Toronto on July 30. Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. local time. 

In the meantime, Dua is set to take the BRIT Awards stage in London Wednesday night.  She's up for five trophies, including Best British Solo Female Artist and Best British Album.

Here is the list of summer tour dates:

6/5 -- Revention Music Center, Houston, TX*
6/6 -- South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX*
6/7 -- South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
6/9 -- Roxy Theatre, Atlanta, GA
6/10 -- Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN
6/12 -- Bayfront Park Amphitheater, Miami, FL
6/13 -- House of Blues – Orlando, Orlando, FL
6/20 -- Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT
6/24 -- The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
6/26 -- Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
6/28 -- The Chelsea Ballroom – The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
6/29 -- Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
6/30 -- Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
7/2 -- WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA**
7/27 -- Panorama, New York, NY
7/30 -- RBC Echo Beach, Toronto, ON
 
*Rescheduled sold-out show – original tickets to be honored
**Rescheduled Show in larger venue – original tickets to be honored and additional tickets now available

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ABC/Paula LoboHere's wishing Kesha a speedy recovery. The singer has postponed her March and April tour dates due to a knee injury.

The singer tore her ACL after a fall during her concert in Dubai on February 9. She’ll be undergoing surgery today, with rehabilitation following soon after so that she can be back in good shape to hit the road with Macklemore for their co-headlining tour this summer.

"It's my biggest joy in life to share my music with my fans all over the world, but I have to follow my doctors orders and undergo surgery so I can get ready to give it my all on my summer tour and beyond," Kesha says in a statement.

She adds that moving the tour dates is making her “sick with sadness” but she could not simply "will" her injury away.

“I love you all and I'll work every single day, as hard as I can, to recover and get back on stage as soon as possible,” she continues. “I'm so sorry and sending love always."

The postponed dates include shows in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and Japan. Ticketholders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets and await further information.

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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images via ABCIt's been more than a second since 5 Seconds of Summer released new music -- 2016, to be exact -- but fans won't have to wait too much longer. 

Via Instagram, the group teased a new single called "Want You Back," which will arrive this Friday. And late last week, the Aussie band tweeted the hashtag "#5SOS3ISCOMING?"

As Billboard notes, 5SOS are the only band ever to have their first two full-length studio albums -- their self-titled 2014 debut and 2015's Sounds Good Feels Good -- enter the Billboard album chart at #1. 

In December, 5SOS guitarist Michael Clifford told Billboard that the first single from their third album would be out in the "really early" stages of 2018.  

Attempting to describe their new music, Michael said, "It's kind of taking a mix of '90s… It's so hard to explain… There's a bunch of garage… The ways we do the gang vocals is kind of like Beastie Boys-ish. Then we have somber pianos on songs… It all makes sense."

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Here's how big an impact Taylor Swift has on our culture at large: At least one Oscar-winning actress says she can't sleep at night because she's so confused about who's still a member of the singer's famed girl squad.

Background first.  Since the end of August, there have been rumors about the squad's current membership.  August 27, when Taylor released her video for "Look What You Made Me Do," one scene featured her wearing a shirt decorated with the names of her squad members.  As People pointed out, fans noticed that model Karlie Kloss' name was missing.

Taylor and Karlie had been tight since 2014.  Karlie appeared in Taylor's "Bad Blood" video, they attended the Met Gala together, cooked together, and shared the stage during Taylor's last tour. There was even a rumor Karlie had her own bedroom at Taylor's New York City apartment.

But last month, Karlie posted a video of herself playing basketball with the caption "Swish Swish," which is also the name of Katy Perry's Taylor diss track.  Karlie removed the words when fans freaked out.  And just last week, Karlie was spotted having dinner with Katy, causing fans to flood Karlie's Instagram with rat emojis.

All this drama hasn't escaped the notice of Jennifer Lawrence.  During a Times Talks panel discussion to promote her new spy thriller, Red Sparrow, the Oscar-winner was asked by an audience member, "If you had [spy] skills in real life, what top-secret [thing] would you like to be able to figure out?"

Replied J-Law, "I mean, honestly, I'd like to know what's going on with Karlie Kloss and Taylor Swift!" 

As the audience laughed, Lawrence added, "That's the honest-to-God truth! Like, is nobody else curious? It's keeping me up at night. What happened?"

(The Karlie/Taylor question takes place 1:10:13 into the video]

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Kelly Clarkson will be mentoring musical hopefuls as a coach in the new season of The Voice, which starts at the end of this month.  She says she's glad she'll be able to help up-and-coming artists because, she says, nobody was around to help her when she needed it.

"I didn't have a mentor, I think, honestly, 'cause I came in the business a really weird, odd, way and nobody had really done that before," she explains. "So there was no road map.  There was no blueprint of how to achieve what I wanted to achieve.

"Everything that happened was like a first time, for somebody coming from a TV show," she adds. "So I would've loved to have somebody that I was very similar to, that kinda was the light at the end of the tunnel. I think that would've helped me in a lot of ways."

Now, 15 years into her career, Kelly's pretty much seen all the ups and downs of the music business, and she's excited to help the members of her team.  But she admits that, when she's not sitting in that big red chair, she doesn't always feel like she's coming from a place of experience and wisdom.

"I try and be that for, like, younger artists that are like fans of mine, but I'm not really mother hen," she laughs. "I'm still kind of a child! So, it's very hard for me to do that, but I always try to give good advice."

Kelly will join Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys in the chairs when The Voice returns for its 14th season, February 26 on NBC.

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Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesAfter she was slammed on Twitter for her jazzy, sexed-up rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner" at this weekend's NBA All-Star Game, Fergie has now issued an apology.

"I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," the singer said in a statement obtained by ABC News.

"I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”

As previously reported, following her performance, fans took to Twitter to declare Fergie's unique arrangement of the anthem "the worst rendition ever."  A few others, though, said that Roseanne Barr's intentionally poor and disrespectful 1990 version of the anthem -- during which she shrieked off-key and grabbed her crotch -- remains the worst.

Ironically, Roseanne herself bashed Fergie on Twitter, writing, "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey."

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Allen Berezovsky/Getty ImagesFergie's unconventional rendition of the national anthem at this weekend's NBA All-Star game had Twitter losing its mind -- in a bad way -- and Mariah Carey offering support.

Fergie performed a jazzy, sexed-up version of "The Star Spangled Banner," perhaps in a 35th anniversary tribute to the late, legendary Marvin Gaye, who did something similar at the All-Star game in 1983.  

It's not that she didn't hit the notes, but the version was so odd and unexpected that many players and spectators -- including Jimmy Kimmel -- appeared to be trying not to laugh.

Viewers took to Twitter to call Fergie's performance the "worst rendition ever" of the anthem, among other things.  "Sounded like she was trying to make love to the USA," snarked one user.  Another wrote, "Sorry, but @Fergie, please don't EVER do the National Anthem again."

Another user wrote, "They gotta take a knee to protest this, man."

Leave it to Mariah to offer some sound advice, though.  When TMZ asked her what Fergie should do about all the criticism, she suggested, "Dahling, nobody needs to listen to that!"

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James Bay is out with the video to his new song "Wild Love," co-starring Natalia Dyer, who plays Nancy Wheeler in Stranger Things. A clip of the video premiered on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning, before the full visual dropped.

The clip opens with a huge close-up of James' face and then pulls back to show him standing alone while purple butterflies flutter around him.  Then, he's in a crowded club, where he locks eyes with Natalia and pushes his way through the crowd towards her.  She comes towards him as well, mouthing the song's lyrics, while butterflies fly above them.

Then, both of them step up on what looks like a platform, which raises them above the crowd.  As they stare at each other, the crowd disappears, and a thick cloud of butterflies surround them.  But then, Natalia vanishes into the butterfly cloud, and James is left alone once again.   No word on whether or not she crossed over into the Upside Down.

In a statement, James says, "It was such a pleasure to work with Natalia on the 'Wild Love' set. She's a lovely person, a huge talent and it was great hanging with her while making this video. I'm a massive Stranger Things fan so I tried everything in my power not to fanboy too hard.”

"Wild Love" is the first single from James' new album, which is out later this year. 

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Top Dawg Ent./Aftermath/Interscope RecordsBlack Panther set records at the box office this holiday weekend, and now the movie's soundtrack, curated and executive-produced by Kendrick Lamar, is tops as well.

Black Panther: The Album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart, with 154,000 units sold.  It's the biggest sales week for a soundtrack since August of 2016, when Suicide Squad: The Album debuted at #1 with 187,000 units.

In addition to songs by Kendrick, the 14-track Black Panther soundtrack features contributions from SZA, Khalid and The Weeknd, among others -- however, only three songs are actually heard in the movie.  According to Billboard, Black Panther is the first movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to incorporate songs created specifically for it.

With the #1 debut of Black Panther, there are now three soundtracks in the top five on the Billboard 200: Black Panther at #1, The Greatest Showman at #3, and Fifty Shades Freed at #5. It's only the second time in 10 years that this has happened.  The last time was in 2015, when Pitch Perfect 2 was #1, Fifty Shades of Grey was #3 and Furious 7 was #5.

Black Panther: The Album is the fifth #1 album for Top Dawg Entertainment, following three chart-toppers from Kendrick, plus Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron.

Black Panther is from Marvel and from Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Varela MediaJordin Sparks is getting ready for the arrival of her first child.

On Instagram over the weekend, she posted a photo of her niece kissing her very pregnant belly.  The caption reads, "Little Bug can't wait to meet her cousin. We had a low key baby shower for Little man in AZ with family and friends this afternoon. It was beautiful."

She added, "I am so grateful for the support system I've had growing up and the roots that took hold to support us now. This journey is incredible. God is good."

Jordin announced in November that she was both married and expecting.  She and her boyfriend Dana Isaiah secretly eloped while on vacation in Hawaii in July 2017.  The couple learned they were pregnant in late August.  They later confirmed they were expecting a boy, due this spring.

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Dennis LeupoldKhalid and Normani Kordei are waiting for true love in their new music video for "Love Lies."   

The song was released on Valentine's Day is featured on the soundtrack for the forthcoming film Love, Simon

It's also the pair's first creative collaboration and Normani's first solo endeavor.  

As for the visual, Khalid appears to be a valet at a swanky hotel as Normani is being dropped off in a fancy car. 

She enters the hotel and goes up to her room, where she teases Khalid with some steamy dance moves behind a window as he watches. 

Khalid and Normani also appear together in Khalid's "Young Dumb & Broke" music video as prom king and prom queen.    

You can pre-order the Love, Simon soundtrack, which also includes Whitney Houston's hit "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," and the Jackson 5's "Someday at Christmas," now via the usual digital platforms. 

The album arrives everywhere March 16.   

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ABC/Randy HolmesAdd Imagine Dragons to the list of bands asking politicians not to use their music.

Apparently, the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual event attended by conservative activists and elected officials, had been using ID's song "Whatever It Takes" on its website.

When this was brought to the band's attention on Twitter, they replied, "Not cool," adding, "We are reaching out to get it taken down."

The song has since been removed from the site.

This isn't the first time a musician has taken issue with CPAC using their music. After he learned that one of his song's played at last year's conference, Andrew McMahon told the group to "take me off your playlist."

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PRNewsfoto/Live Nation EntertainmentIt hasn't even started yet, but Justin Timberlake's upcoming Man of the Woods tour could be one of this year's top-grossing treks.

Arthur Fogel, president of global touring for Live Nation, which is promoting the tour, tells Variety, "We’ve got 50 shows on sale in North America and 16 in Europe, and we’re over 700,000 tickets [sold] and $100 million gross."

He adds, "It’s pretty staggering. We’re into our third shows in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Toronto; We’re into double [shows] in probably a dozen markets. It’s huge.”

Justin's Man of the Woods album and its first two singles, "Filthy" and "Supplies," got mixed reviews, but experts tell Variety that has no bearing on fans' desire to go see him perform -- even at $150 per ticket.

And here are a few more reasons why Justin's tour should be successful:

--An executive at Justin's record company tells Variety that the album's third single, "Say Something," is shaping up to be a "mega hit."

--Variety also points out that Justin's audience now includes multiple generations, since he's been around since the late 1990s with 'N SYNC, and as a solo artist since 2002. 

--Justin's been omnipresent on the radio, with "a top 10 hit or two every other year," as Variety puts it.  Plus, one of his biggest career hits, "Can't Stop the Feeling!" -- which earned him a bunch of new, much younger fans -- just came out in 2016.

--It's been three long years since Justin's last big tour wrapped up, and it was one of the highest-grossing tours of the decade.

The Man of the Woods tour kicks off March 13 in Toronto.

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