Ariana Grande on Defending Female Pop Stars and Staying Away From Drama.

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in 2016, Ariana Grande has confronted her critics (lampooning Doughnutgate on ‘SNL’) and asserted her feminism (quoting Steinem, calling out sexists) as she grapples with pop stardom: ‘People are unafraid to hurt you’

While it boasts five bedrooms, marble floors and a huge window overlooking beautiful Benedict Canyon, the Beverly Hills home Ariana Grande moved into last summer lacks any kind of decor — unless you count the picture frames leaning against a nearby wall, their corners still wrapped in cardboard. On this Monday afternoon in April, Grande sits in a plush white chair at the head of her sprawling dining room table. She’s wearing a plain black top, black stretchy pants and unmarked black sneakers, and her hair hangs over her chest in two loosely braided ropes. A MacBook, iPhone, bottle of water and Starbucks iced coffee sit before her. It’s as if a Hollywood pitch meeting is about to break out — an impression that’s reinforced when she offers a one-sentence summary of Dangerous Woman, her third album, throatily enunciating each syllable: “A 22-year-old girl comes into her own trying to balance growing up, love and a lot of other bullshit along the way.”

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This one it’s just AMAZING, beautiful and of course very talented. We’re team Pink all the way!

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She looks exactly the same, what do you think?

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Here’s the her new video:

Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have been added to the lineup of performers for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

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Grande will use the platform of the May 22 BBMAs to perform new music from her forthcoming third album, Dangerous Woman. Due out May 20, Dangerous Woman is the follow-up to the pop singer’s No. 1 album My Everything from September 2014 (her debut Yours Truly also topped the Billboard 200 in September 2013).

Meanwhile, Shelton and Stefani are confirmed to deliver their duet “Go Ahead And Break My Heart,” a song they wrote and perform on Shelton’s 10th and most recent album release, If I’m Honest. The Voice judges and off-screen lovers warmed up for the BBMAs with a performance of the song live on the TV talent quest.

The Queen of Pop will pay homage to another member of music royalty, Prince, at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

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Organizers today announced Madonna’s participation in what promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s BBMAs. The legendary pop singer will pay tribute to her good friend and fellow artist, who unexpectedly passed away April 21 at the age of 57. Details on her tribute to the late music great remain a closely-guarded secret.

 

Justin Timberlake Will Perform ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’ Live on the Eurovision Grand Final

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Justin Timberlake will be the first non-contestant to take the Eurovision Song Contest stage on May 14 when he performs his new hit, “Can’t Stop the Feeling” live for the first time. The single from the Trolls soundtrack — due out on Sept. 23 on RCA Records — has already hit No. 1 in more than 50 markets.

The video for the summery comeback song dropped last week and features Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Gwen Stefani and comedian Ron Funches, as well as a cameo from JT’s mom, Lynn. It’s the first new music from Timberlake in more than two years, though he said the sessions for the track have gotten him thinking about working on songs for the potential follow-up to 2013’s The 20/20 Experience albums.

“I’m just in the creative process right now and I don’t really have a deadline… I am really, really excited with what I’m coming up with because I think it sounds like something I haven’t quite done and hasn’t quite been done,” he told Elvis Duran’s Z100 Morning Show about the new songs he’s working on.

Timberlake will perform “Feeling” on the Grand Final episode of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be broadcast in nearly 50 countries to a massive global audience. Competing in Stockholm under the theme Come Together, 42 countries will vie for the grand prize in the 60-year-old competition.