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Taylor Swift wraps her Speak Now tour in New York City, sings with James Taylor and Selena Gomez

After 80 sold-out shows, Taylor Swift wrapped the North American leg of her Speak Now World Tour last night in front of a screaming crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City. And what a show it was.

After a terrific set by South Carolina rockers NEEDTOBREATHE, whose strong sense of melody make it clear why Ms. “I love a good hook” Swift hand-picked them to open for her, the star of the evening emerged from the stage to lead her massive production. I’ve said it before, but allow me to reiterate: Anyone that doesn’t think Taylor Swift should’ve won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards has never seen her live. That girl is the definition of an entertainer.

Sparks literally flew (courtesy of harnessed, floating dancers) during “Sparks Fly,” twinkling trees shone through a foggy, gazebo’d set during “Enchanted,” fearless dancers dropped out of enormous bells on “Haunted,” and, of course, Taylor donned a ball gown and soared over the audience in a Juliet balcony for her grand “Love Story” finale.

The show is a Cirque-du-Soleil level spectacle, but Taylor has a rare ability to infuse her spectacle with sincerity, and she  sounds in fine voice throughout. (She’s definitely singing live, though at times I did suspect a little bit of backing-track assistance.)

Clearly, Swift wanted to make sure she ended the American section of her Speak Now Tour — there are six final dates in March in Australia and New Zealand — with a bang. And because she can’t resist a good cameo, Swift brought out her AMAs dancing partner and BFF Selena Gomez, who sang her hit “Who Says” to a sea of crying tween girls: READ FULL STORY

Selena Gomez's performance of 'Love You Like A Love Song' on 'The Tonight Show': Watch it here

Last night’s episode of The Tonight Show operated in a business-as-usual fashion, delivering host Jay Leno’s tired riffs about the day’s news, a vaguely interesting conversation with X Factor judge Simon Cowell (who said that Nicole Scherzinger is wackier than Paula Abdul because at least Paula knows she’s crazy), and a show-closing performance of “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez (whose fans would have been up way past their bedtimes in order to catch her).

Check out the run through one of EW’s favorite singles of the year below. READ FULL STORY

Justin Bieber hops on Drake's 'Trust Issues,' believes what he's got with girlfriend Selena Gomez is real

That Selena Gomez must be real special to her boyfriend Justin Bieber. So much so that the teen pop stud covered his Canadian homeboy Drake’s woozy love song “Trust Issues” to sing about how there’s only one girl (presumably Selena) he can rely on not to break his heart.

‘You’re the only one/ ‘Cause I don’t trust these women/ They might have me slipping,” Bieber croons. The lyrics are a slight remix to Drake’s more aggressive “I don’t trust these b—-es.”

Either way, the message is the same: She’s the one for him. They certainly looked happy together last night at MTV’s 2011 VMAs. The Biebs gave Gomez a kiss after winning the Best Male Video award for “U Smile.”

The idea here isn’t an unfamiliar one. Stories of rich guys fearful of gold diggers and groupies come a dime a dozen.  This one’s no “Billie Jean,” either But I do appreciate the sentiment.

Rarely do men admit their fears and also profess their love for one lady on the same record. I hope this is the lane Justin’s traveling down on his next album. At 17, there’s some maturity here.

And on a more basic level, I’m glad his voice is growing as he ages. It’s rough being a star at such a young age mostly because nature and time are undefeated. There’s a chance that the sweet voice that sang “Baby” could’ve died during the transition from tighty-whities to boxers.

Anyway, listen to the track after the jump.


Justin Bieber to Selena Gomez: 'My snake's name is Johnson.'

In the midst of an otherwise boring pre-show, Justin Bieber swung in for a quick one-on-one interview with his girlfriend, Selena Gomez. Gomez asked him to describe his outfit. Bieber: “I have a snake. I have red pants. And I have cheetah shoes.” And what is the snake’s name, asked Gomez? Bieber: “My snake’s name is Johnson.” Ah, young love.

EW also caught up with the Biebs, and his very much real baby pet snake, on the red — sorry, the black — carpet. Here was our conversation in full:  READ FULL STORY

Selena Gomez to host MTV's Pre-VMA Show, Cobra Starship to perform -- EXCLUSIVE

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Selena Gomez will be MTV’s celebrity host of their Pre-VMA Show, EW has learned exclusively.

The singer/actress will be on the award show’s black carpet live on Sunday, Aug. 28 starting at 8pm. “I am very excited to be a part of the 2011 VMA’s,” said Gomez. “After all of my years watching the VMA’s, the pre-show has always been one of my favorite parts.  It is a true honor to be hosting from the black carpet this year.”

Additionally, Cobra Starship will perform their new hit “You Make Me Feel…” with Sabi. “I grew up watching them every year,” says Cobra guitarist Ryland Blackinton. “It was an honor to be nominated two years ago and it is an even bigger honor to be able to play the pre-show this year. I will never forget when Pat Smear left the Foo Fighters live during the pre-show and I’m planning on having him replace me this year.”

Lady Gaga just announced  yesterday that she will be opening this year’s VMAs; additional performers include Chris Brown, Adele and Bruno Mars.

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Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez win hearts (and make dogs howl) with a karaoke duet: Watch the video here

Ah, to be young and in love… and Auto-Tuned.

Teenage twosome Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were caught on tape performing an adorable, awesomely bad impromptu karaoke duet in Los Angeles on Monday night. The footage, posted on TMZ, shows the couple giggling their way through an off-key rendition of Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow’s 2001 collaboration “Picture” and sharing a smooch: READ FULL STORY

YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie: The 17 year-old singer talks about her new album and opening for Selena Gomez on tour


Christina Grimmie, one of YouTube’s most popular musicians, almost never joined the site at all.

“My friend convinced me to put a video up, when originally I did not want to,” the quirky 17 year-old tells EW. “I did on July 17th, 2009.” That was the day that Grimmie posted a video of herself playing piano and singing “Don’t Wanna Be Torn” by Hannah Montana.

As she frequently posted new cover videos to her channel, zeldaxlove64, Grimmie developed a small online fanbase, and what started as a frivolous hobby quickly became a much bigger project. “More and more, I made it a routine to post videos, and now I’m doing pretty well for myself, I would say.”

Well, that’s an understatement. Grimmie is now the veritable queen of YouTube musicians, with 974,000 subscribers, an EP of original songs (called Find Me) available on iTunes, a single (“Advice”) getting airplay on Radio Disney, and a plum opening spot on Selena Gomez’s upcoming summer tour.

That’s a pretty impressive slate for any artist, much less a teenager without a record deal. How did Grimmie achieve so much success in just two short years?


Selena Gomez's 'Love You Like a Love Song' music video: Watch it here

With pop music, you know what’s fun? Watching a starlet come into her own. And that’s exactly what’s happening with Disney delight and Justin Bieber love Selena Gomez, who just released the video for her newest pop jam, “Love You Like a Love Song,” from her latest album, When the Sun Goes Down.

From the start—which finds a hugely, beautifully coiffed Ms. Gomez being called up on stage at an Asian karaoke joint to sing her song the clip is pure candy, a light-and-fluffy treat. She has a lot of fun with the karaoke theme, as we see her morph through several different, visually stunning scenes during the song, with lyrics on the screen to boot.

My favorite Selena iteration? When she’s singing/riding in the convertible with her James Dean-ish man, mostly because of the seriously sultry cat-lady glasses she wears. (There’s some other killer eye wear in the clip, too.) The whole thing just screams: Fun!

Watch here:


UPDATE: Selena Gomez says she was 'malnourished,' and is 'feeling much better' after recent sickness

After reportedly suffering through a brief bout with food poisoning, it appears Selena Gomez is ready to perform again.

Yahoo reports that the actress and lead singer (naturally) of Selena Gomez and the Scene checked into a L.A. hospital on Thursday, June 9, following an appearance on The Tonight Show. But today on her Facebook page Gomez expressed her excitement to get back onstage to begin her 10-city tour.

“Feeling much better, thank you all for being so understanding,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see you all today at Santa Monica Place for the Monte Carlo kick off.”

Today’s show makes up for the one she missed last Friday due to her illness.

UPDATE: People is reporting that at the Santa Monica concert, Gomez told reporters, “I was just very malnourished, so I was low on iron and exhausted.” She thanked her fans for coming, and sang “Who Says” and “A Year Without Rain.”

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Selena Gomez clowns her ex, gives her new man props on 'Bang Bang Bang': Listen here

Selena Gomez is pissed, sexy, and in love all at once on her new single, “Bang Bang Bang.”

“My new boy really likes to flaunt this/ He’s not hiding me, you know/ He’s showing me off, you know,” she coos on the ’80s-esque electro-dance cut.

Could she be talking about ex Nick Jonas—whose own JoBros released the similar moving-on diss track “Much Better” in 2009, purportedly comparing brother Joe’s former love Taylor Swift and more recent paramour Camilla Belle? We do know that Selena’s current beau Justin Bieber has no problem puckering up in public.

Selena Gomez & the Scene’s next album, When the Sun Goes Down, hits stores June 28. Check out the followup to her first single after the jump.


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