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Gwen Stefani to Perform New Single on The Voice

Its been eight long years, but Gwen Stefani finally has a new solo album about to drop October 14th. And if you can’t wait to get a taste, she’s going to debut a new single on NBC’s The Voice.

According to Gwen’s manager, Miss Stefani will select what will be the lead track from her new solo album and perform it on The Voice. Gwen is currently working on the album in Miami with her fellow The Voice coach Pharrell Williams.

According to Billboard associate chart director Gary Trust’s recent tweet, the new single is called “Baby Don’t Lie”.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z at Global Citizen Festival

Beyoncé and Jay Z shared the stage Saturday night at the Global Citizen Festival in New York City.

Jay Z headlined the event at Central Park. His wife showed up at the end of his set for two songs: Holy Grail and Young Forever. Beyoncé literally danced her way right out of her top during Holy Grail.

Appropriately, given the site of the festival, Jay opened his 45-minute set with Empire State of Mind sans Alicia Keys, even though she performed her new single, We Are Here, earlier in the evening

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SNL is Back with Ariana Grande This Weekend

NBC released two promo spots featuring Ariana Grande and Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt promoting this weekend’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

In the first promo, Pratt tells Ariana he works out to her music. She replies that she’s a big fan of his movies and whenever she can’t sleep at night she watches them and they make her “so tired.”

In the next spot, Pratt assumes Ariana is Spanish and asks her translate for their Spanish viewers. She quickly informs him that she is Italian.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Career Beginnings Not What You Think

You may have thought Jennifer Hudson got her start on American Idol, but you’d be wrong. The Academy Award winner told Late Night host Seth Myers on Tuesday that her singing career began in drag clubs.

“I went in the club, and I’d notice, I’m like, ‘That’s a man dressed as a woman who is lip-synching?’ I’m a real girl and I sing for real, how about I come in here and take money?’ And so that’s what I used to do…I had the whole glam squad, they were all drag queens. They would dress me up…do my costumes, and do my hair and make-up.”

Hudson’s looking to return to the club scene with JHUD, her brand new “mostly dance” album, which debuted Tuesday.

“It’s so much more fun,” she said of the project, which had her collaborating with producers like Pharrell Williams and Timbaland. “At my age, I feel like, on this album, expressing myself, and that’s why I called it JHUD: It represents my person, not so much ‘Jennifer Hudson’ the persona, but like the girl.”

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Alicia Keys Poses Nude

Alicia Keys is posing nude to launch her new We Are Here Movement, which she hopes will inspire her fans to fight for social justice of every kind — from stricter gun laws, to gay rights, to girls’ education worldwide. She tells the New York Times, “I want to gather an army…It’s time to get people’s attention. People won’t be able to ignore this visual.” Alicia has donated a million bucks of her own money to get the movement started, and it’ll go to 12 different groups, which she hopes her fans will then choose to donate to themselves. They include her own foundation, Keep a Child Alive, which helps kids affected by HIV and AIDS; All Out, a gay rights organization; Oxfam, which fights global poverty; War Child; which supports kids living in conflict areas, and the Trayvon Martin Foundation, which combats racial profiling.

Alicia’s newly released song “We Are Here” is the theme song for the movement. She tells the New York Times that she was inspired to write the song, and begin the movement, in part, when a friend asked her, “Why are you here?” “Nobody had ever asked me that question before,” says Alicia, noting that it started her thinking about what her purpose in life is, and what her legacy will be.

“We’re in the same head space. We think the same things,” she says of her and her fans. “This is bothering us, so how can we take that to the next step and do something about that, as opposed to just being angry?”

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