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See James Blunt as an astronaut in his new 'Satellites' lyric video -- EXCLUSIVE

We thought the Gravity trailer alone would dissuade any dreamers from pursuing a career as an astronaut, but James Blunt still wants to take one giant step for mankind.

In a new clip for his “Satellites,” which you can watch exclusively here, the British singer-songwriter dons a space helmet as his croons the previously unreleased track from his upcoming album Moon Landing. Sensing a theme?

Thankfully, all goes well for our hero in the clip. Maybe Sandra Bullock is just really bad at outer space? Or maybe Blunt is really good! Take a look at the video below and decide for yourself:

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Billy Ray Cyrus on Miley's 'Wrecking Ball' video: 'It wouldn't have mattered if Miley would have worn a nun's habit'

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Opinions about Miley Cyrus’ hammer-licking “Wrecking Ball” video are like tongues—everybody has one.

But some, like Miley’s famous father Billy Ray, are more relevant than others. He had the opportunity to make a definitive statement about parenting and teen sexuality when he commented on his daughter’s video yesterday; instead, he sort of side-stepped the issue.

Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Billy Ray said he thought everybody was missing the point. “The song’s a smash,” the elder Cyrus said. “It wouldn’t have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt, a tux, or a nun’s habit—her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God-given talent.”

“I’m a song man,” he added. “A musician singer-songwriter who loves all styles of music. I come from the old school where it starts with an artist and a song, colliding if you will, in a moment where the song, the singer, the producer, the band, and the listener become one.”

Yesterday, Miley herself told New York radio personality Elvis Duran, “If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable.”

It all continues the build for Cyrus’ new album Bangerz, which arrives on October 4.

Violent Femmes talk reunion, Central Park show

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When the organizers of Coachella reached out to the Violent Femmes to play this summer’s event, it had been six years since the much beloved indie-rock trio had performed a show, in part because of intra-band tensions.

“It was an offer that came to us through our booking agent,” singer-guitarist Gordon Gano tells EW. “I think he said in a communication, ‘I know there’s no chance in hell but I’ve got to let you know that there’s this going on.’ But we thought, ‘Yeah, alright, let’s see if we can get together and do this.'”

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Kanye West makes surprise appearance on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' -- PHOTO

Looking at the photo above, you’re probably thinking the same thing we are: How has this not already happened?! But it’s true. Kanye West made his very first appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight, performing his song “Bound 2″ off his latest album Yeezus. 
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See Carrie Underwood's 'Sunday Night Football' theme -- VIDEO

NBC unveiled Carrie Underwood’s version of the Sunday Night Football theme tonight, marking the end of Faith Hill’s reign as the NFL’s musical queen.

Hill began singing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” (a reworking of Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You”) in 2007 and has appeared at the top of the broadcast for the past six years. Hill stepped down from the gig in April, and in May it was announced that Underwood would take over the high-profile opening number, which, interestingly, didn’t always belong to country gals — it was originally sung by Pink in 2006.

Underwood’s version features a whole lot of high notes and almost as many Verizon logos, but, remarkably fewer shots of her legs (which some have called the best gams in the biz) than Hill’s. Check it out below — along with the older versions for comparison:
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Bruno Mars to perform at Super Bowl half time show

Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will sing at halftime of the Super Bowl in February, a person familiar with the NFL’s entertainment plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made. The official word is expected to come at an event in New York’s Times Square on Sunday.

The NFL’s regular season began Thursday, and the first full slate of games is Sunday.

The Super Bowl will be played Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Halftime shows have drawn more than 100 million television viewers in the United States alone in past years.
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One Direction announces new album 'Midnight Memories'

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First they wanted you up all night, then they wanted you to take them home, and now they want to make some midnight memories. How very PG-13 for the current reigning boy band!

One Direction — that’s Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles, and Louis Tomlinson — have announced the release of their third album, Midnight Memories, out Nov. 25. The album follows 2012’s Take Me Home and 2011’s Up All Night.

Coming off their 3-D concert movie (which has made $19 million since being released last week) and their VMA win for “Best Song Ever,” the boys are poised to get even bigger… but their pop-y smooth sound may get a rougher edge this time around. “[It's a] very rock direction,” Payne said of the new album. “We actually spent a lot of time writing this album. We’re very proud of it, so we can’t wait for it to come out.”

It’s no surprise that the guys, known for their rabid fan base, announced the album title via an Instagram video — and of course Styles couldn’t resist being his typical joke-y self. READ FULL STORY

Watch Carrie Underwood fall on stage and literally miss one note -- VIDEO

At a concert in Texas on Thursday night, Carrie Underwood proved the combination of 5-inch stilettos and a long flowy shirt is dangerous if you’re a singer who stomps for emphasis. Watch her hit the floor in the video below and, well, you can read the headline. Equally impressive: how she handled it afterward on Twitter. Here’s hoping she can feel her toes now (and appreciate how funny it is that she was performing “Undo It” at the time). READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry becomes queen of the jungle in new 'Roar' video -- WATCH

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Well, this might be the most Katy Perry-ish thing Katy Perry has ever done.

The singer’s new music video for her current No. 1 single “Roar” dropped this afternoon, and the jungle-themed clip is pretty much the most on-the-nose visualization of the song you could get. (At least considering the fact that she already used the boxing interpretation at the VMAs.) That’s fine with us — we’re not fans of Perry because of her subtlety. And the video, which details how Perry evolved from a plane-wrecked damsel into a Chiquita Banana-inspired jungle queen, is pretty hilarious.

She makes cartoon faces like this:
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Katy Perry's 'Roar' knocks 'Blurred Lines' out of No. 1 spot

Katy Perry said she was a champion, and she meant it.

Though the raven-haired diva’s new single “Roar” spent two weeks stuck in second place — today she scored her eighth No. 1 hit on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart with her empowerment anthem “Roar,”  which ended Robin Thicke’s twelve-week reign atop the chart with “Blurred Lines.”

“Roar” has topped the Digital Songs chart for three straight weeks, and its sales figures are truly jaw dropping. In week one, the song sold 557,000 copies. In week two, it moved another 392,000 units. This week, “Roar” pummeled past the one million mark with a 14 percent increase (likely due to increased radio airplay and VMAs exposure) to 448,000 downloads.

Only two other songs by female artists have ever surpassed 400,000 downloads in two weeks: Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Here’s another fun stat (via Yahoo!’s Paul Grein): “Roar” is Perry’s seventh No. 1 of this decade, making her one of just two artists to notch seven chart toppers since January 2010. Who’s the other pop powerhouse? Perry’s sometime-bestie, Rihanna.

Even better news for Perry? The jungle-vision video for “Roar” debuts tomorrow, which should boost the song’s prospects even more — especially on the streaming songs chart. Here’s a teaser: READ FULL STORY

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