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Grammys 2014: The complete winners list!

And the Grammys went to… (Updated throughout the show. Winners in bold) READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber arrested for DUI, drag racing in Miami -- Updated

Add another line to the list of Justin Bieber’s recent woes: The troubled singer was arrested in Miami early Thursday. He’s been charged with drag racing and driving under the influence. The Miami Beach Police Department confirmed the arrest via Twitter around 4 a.m. Thursday morning, adding a few hours later that 19-year-old R&B singer Khalil Sharief was arrested alongside Bieber.

Update: The Miami Beach Police Department has released both Bieber’s mugshot and his arrest report, which indicates that both Bieber and Sharief were driving 55-60 miles per hour in a 30 MPH residential area. Bieber’s arresting officer writes that he “immediately smelled an odor of alcohol eminating [sic] from the drivers breath and bloodshot eyes,” noting also Bieber’s “slow deliberate movements” and the “stuper look” on his face. Bieber apparently swore at the officer as he was being arrested, at one point trying to pull his arm away, though in the end he went with police “without further incident.”

19-year-old Bieber had recently left a local nightclub and was driving a rented yellow Lamborghini on Pinetree Drive when police pulled him over for speeding. Sharief was driving a red Ferrari, according to his arrest report. According to local news station NBC 6, Bieber was “being trailed by multiple SUVs” when police gave chase; the singer was driving “at such a high speed it took officers significant distance to catch him.”

The Miami Herald writes that members of Bieber’s entourage used their cars to block traffic on Pine Tree in order to create Bieber’s own personal drag racing strip. Police also told the Herald that Bieber did not have a valid driving license.

Miami Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez tells NBC 6 that Bieber is expected to be booked into Miami-Dade County Jail later Thursday.

The arrest follows a week of partying for Bieber, during which he reportedly dropped ridiculous amounts of money at the King of Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club. He’s also currently under investigation for an egging incident in Los Angeles that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage; a recent search of Bieber’s home ended in one member of his entourage being arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

Katy Perry announces U.S. dates for Prismatic Tour

You’re gonna hear her roar — as long as you live in or near one of 46 cities on Katy Perry’s upcoming Prismatic tour roster.

Following a string of U.K. dates revealed last November, the singer has now announced her full U.S. schedule: The four-month jaunt begins June 22 in Raleigh, NC — and will rotate opening acts Kacey Musgraves, Capital Cities, and Tegan & Sara throughout the dates.

Find the full list of shows after the jump:

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Bruce Springsteen, Vampire Weekend, Christina Aguilera, Arcade Fire, more headline New Orleans Jazz Fest 2014

New Orleans knows how to throw a good party. And the 45th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival looks like it will be no exception.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Christina Aguilera, Eric Clapton, Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Santana, Phish, Public Enemy, and more will join New Orleans jazz and funk acts like Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kermit Ruffins, the North Mississippi Allstars, and Allen Toussaint at the annual music extravaganza, which runs over two weekends, April 25-27 and May 1-4.

Other highlights include Robin Thicke, Robert Plant, Alabama Shakes, and Chaka Khan.  In a nod to the indie rock turn the annual event has taken in the past few years, Foster the People and The Head and The Heart have also joined the lineup.

Springsteen last played Jazz Fest in 2012 and Arcade Fire paid a visit to the fairgrounds in 2011. Check out the announcement video below and get the full daily lineup on the festival’s site here.

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Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and more added to Grammys performance roster

Prizes, shmizes.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards ceremony is shaping up to be one giant all-star luge race of live performances –the latest names to be added are Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Sara Bareilles with Carole King. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who will accept the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award for the Beatles, will perform as well.

They join a roster that already includes Lorde, Katy Perry, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, and Stevie Wonder; Kendrick Lamar with Imagine Dragons;Metallica and Lang Lang; P!nk and Nate Ruess of fun.; Robin Thicke and with Chicago, and a special performance with Merle Haggard Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and Blake Shelton.

The show airs Sunday, Jan. 26 on CBS at 8 p.m. EST/PST (meaning that it will be live on the East coast but delayed on the West, for those in the Pacific Standard Zone gagging for spoilers and/or wishing to avoid them on social media).

Red Hot Chili Peppers to join Bruno Mars at Super Bowl halftime show

The retro pop sounds of Bruno Mars will be joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, set for February 2 on Fox.

It was announced today during Fox’s broadcast of the NFC divisional playoff game featuring the New Orleans Saints vs. the Seattle Seahawks.

The Chili Peppers will be in New Jersey at the time, already scheduled to play a pre-Super Bowl event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 1. It’s not clear whether or not the Chili Peppers will replace Bruno Mars’ usual band or play alongside them.

According to Fox, the Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year. Last year, when Beyonce headlined the event, more than 110.5 million viewers tuned into the show.

The mix of the old and new should help expand the demographic of an already popular show. Bruno Mars was named Billboard’s 2013 Artist of the year, selling over 130 million singles worldwide. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The band, headlined by singer Anthony Kiedis, has sold more than 60 million albums.

Judge nixes 50 Cent's bid to toss video lawsuit

50 Cent has lost a bid to end a Florida woman’s lawsuit over a sex video posted online with him edited into it as a wig-wearing narrator.

A New York judge rebuffed the rapper’s request to dismiss Lastonia Leviston’s claim in a ruling made public Thursday. Lawyers for both sides haven’t returned calls seeking comment. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's brand new album -- stream samples of all the songs and videos here

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Ah, what innocents we were—going to sleep last night in a world with only four Beyoncé studio albums, and waking up to the bizzonkers news blitz that is her self-titled no. 5. (Read Nick Catucci’s review here.)

“I see music,” Beyoncé said in a statement about the many videos that accompany the album. “It’s more than just what I hear. When I’m connected to something, I immediately see a visual or a series of images that are tied to a feeling or an emotion, a memory from my childhood, thoughts about life, my dreams or my fantasies. And they’re all connected to the music.”

She also talked about the irregular nature of Beyoncé‘s sudden release. “I didn’t want to release my music the way I’ve done it,” she said. “I am bored with that. I feel like I am able to speak directly to my fans. There’s so much that gets between the music, the artist and the fans. I felt like I didn’t want anybody to give the message when my record is coming out. I just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”

EW’s music critic Nick Catucci is hard at work in his music-critic terrarium, prepping a full review of the album which will be up on EW.com this afternoon. (Update: Here’s the review!) In the meantime, though, you can take a look at the full run of the album’s video snippets (there are visual clips for each of Beyonce‘s 14 tracks, plus three bonuses), and draw your own conclusions:

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Miley Cyrus lights up onstage at MTV European Music Awards -- VIDEO

Remember when you were so emotionally disturbed by Miley Cyrus’ twerking at the VMAs you wanted to remove your eyeballs with a rusty spoon? Or the time you rushed your family down to your homemade bomb shelter after viewing her “Wrecking Ball” video? Nope, me neither. But, as previously reported, earlier today the pop star continued her year of Offending People Who Enjoy Being Offended By Things Miley Cyrus Does when she lit up what most definitely did not look like a cigarette at the MTV European Music Awards in Amsterdam, birthplace of the marijuana-dispensing coffee shop and Kirk Douglas (although only one of those facts seems relevant to this story).

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CMA Awards: Best and Worst of the Broadcast

The real winners were announced Wednesday night at the 47th Annual Country Music Association Awards. But here are a few more honors from the telecast you should feel free to weigh in on:

Best “Suck it, haters” Taylor Swift moment ever: So not only did George Strait, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley, and Rascal Flatts — all people for whom Swift opened at the start of her career — come out onstage to present the 23-year-old with the Pinnacle Award, there was also a video including kind messages from Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Carly Simon, Julia Roberts, and Ethel Kennedy, among others. Watch it below. It’s might have been the best acceptance speech of Swift’s career, as she paid respect to each of the artists onstage with her.  READ FULL STORY

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