Halsey To Make Acting Debut In TV Series ‘The Player’s Table’

Halsey will make her acting debut in the dramatic television series, The Player’s Table. The show is based on the novel, They Wish They Were Us, by Jessica Goodman. Halsey is also producing the series, which is currently looking for a network.

The Player’s Table is set at a prep school in Long Island, New York. The series is set around high school senior, Jill Newman, played by Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney. Jill is trying to uncover the truth surrounding her best friend Shaila’s murder. Jill discovers that “players” in the school’s secret society may have something to do with it. Halsey will play the role of Rachel Calloway, a troubled young woman who helps Jill on her quest to find the truth about Shaila’s death. 

This will be Halsey’s film/television acting debut. Her co-star, Sydney Sweeney, previously starred with Halsey in her music video for “Graveyard.”

Halsey Is Set To Make Her Acting Debut In ‘The Player’s Table’ TV Series

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Netflix To Debut Blackpink Documentary ‘Light Up The Sky’

An upcoming Netflix documentary, Blackpink: Light Up The Sky will premiere on Netflix on October 14,  the streaming service tweeted. The new film follows the girl group – Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé – from their pre-debut as a group to their historic Coachella performance in 2019. The movie will feature exclusive interviews and never before seen footage.

Blackpink said in a press release: “We can’t wait to share our personal stories with Blinks all over the world through Netflix! We hope this film will bring joy and light to the viewers, and they will enjoy seeing our journey together on screen from the past four years.” 

Netflix’s Adam Del Deo, VP of Documentary Features, said: “The K-pop phenomenon has been sweeping the globe and Blackpink has arguably become the most recognizable and most popular girl group in the world. Director Caroline Suh’s trusted relationship with Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa offers organic and honest moments that give viewers an authentic inside look into the lives of Blackpink, as well as the dedication and grueling preparation each member puts into every hit song, history-making performance and sold-out arena tour. We’re thrilled to bring their story to their fans worldwide.”

Blackpink documentary to debut on Netflix Oct. 14

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Marshmello & Demi Lovato’s New Collaboration “OK Not To Be OK” To Drop Today

Demi Lovato and Marshmello have released teasers for their new single, “Ok Not to Be Ok”. The duo is set to officially drop the song and music video on September 10 at 9am PT / 12pm ET.

Lovato posted on her Twitter: “All you need is somebody to say it’s #OKNotToBeOK @marshmellomusic” with a link to the countdown to the debut of the track (linked: here)

Marshmello also posted to Twitter:  “set your alarm. me and @ddlovato gonna drop our new song and music video for “OK Not To Be OK” tomorrow 9am PT / 12pm ET” with a link to his YouTube channel: here.

Demi Lovato & Marshmello Announce “OK Not To Be OK”

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Meghan Trainor Announces Christmas Album: ‘A Very Trainor Christmas’

Grammy winner Meghan Trainor announced that she’s releasing a Christmas album titled A Very Trainor Christmas

The 26-year-old singer wrote on Instagram:  “ITS ABOUT TO BE #AVeryTrainorChristmas!!! NOTHING makes me happier than the holidays with my family! This year has been difficult to say the least, so I’m tryna bring joy the best way I know how…with a Christmas album full of originals and classics!” Trainor added that the Christmas album will be available just before Halloween, debuting on Friday, Oct. 30.

The singer is also releasing an exclusive version of the album at Target, featuring two extra songs and different cover art. A Very Trainor Christmas is now available for pre-order ahead of its Oct. 30 release.

Meghan Trainor Announces ‘A Very Trainor Christmas’ Album

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Billie Eilish Teams With Fender For Signature Ukulele

Billie Eilish has teamed with Fender for a signature ukulele that has the singer’s signature “blohsh” logo. The ukulele retails for $299.99.

A statement announcing the collaboration read:  “As soon as she burst onto the scene with her 2015 single ‘Ocean Eyes,’ it was clear that Billie Eilish is a force to be reckoned with. In the years since, she has established herself as a new kind of pop culture icon, taking the fashion and music industries by storm on her own terms. Billie’s meteoric ascent to pop stardom started with the ukulele, the first instrument she learned to play. Designed in collaboration with Billie Eilish, her Signature Ukulele is a stage-ready instrument that embodies Billie’s bold, unmistakable style.”

The instrument is Eilish’s main songwriting tool.  Fender is also offering three free months of online guitar, bass or ukulele lessons with a through their Fender Play program. 

Watch a video about the Eilish ukulele at the link: here.

Billie Eilish Introduces Her Signature Fender Ukulele By Playing The First Song She Ever Wrote

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BTS’ “Dynamite” Makes History At No. 1 On Billboard Hot 100 For Second Week In A Row

BTS’ “Dynamite” is at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart for a second week in a row. “Dynamite” debuted at the Hot 100’s summit, marking the group’s first No. 1 and the first leader on the list ever for an all-South Korean act.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. “Dynamite” holds at No. 1 on the strength of 17.5 million U.S. streams and 182,000 downloads sold. “Dynamite” is additionally the first song to have sold over 180,000 downloads in its first two weeks of release since Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” 

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ Continues To Make History By Staying At No. 1 For A Second Week

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Taylor Swift Ties Whitney Houston For Most Weeks At No. 1 For Women

Taylor Swift has tied Whitney Houston for the most weeks at number one. The popstar’s Folklore has landed a sixth week at the top of the Billboard 200, making it the longest running number one album in almost four years and giving Taylor 46 weeks on top over seven albums.

Swift’s accomplishment ties Houston’s record, who earned the honor over four number ones, and extends Swift’s lead over Adele, who has spent a total of 34 weeks at number one. The Beatles are the all-time record holders for the most weeks at number one, scoring 132 weeks on top, spread out over 19 albums.

Meanwhile, late rapper Pop Smoke’s posthumous release Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon holds the No. 2 spot, and the late, Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die, is holding on to No. 3.   Metallica and Katy Perry’s new releases round out the Top 5. 

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Justin Bieber Featured As Drake In DJ Khaled’s Video For ‘Popstar’

Drake and DJ Khaled just dropped the music video for their latest collaboration Popstar, starring Justin Bieber.

The video then follows the 26-year-old singer, lip-syncing along with Drake‘s rap. Justin‘s manager Scooter Braun also makes a quick appearance in the video, where he shows off his dance moves. At the end of the video, Justin wakes up next to wife Hailey, and the whole thing turns out to be just a dream. 

Drake and DJ Khaled originally released their song Popstar back in July. You can take a look at the video at the link: here

Justin Bieber Stars As Drake In DJ Khaled’s Trippy New ‘Popstar’ Video

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Liam Payne Confirms Engagement To Maya Henry

After it was first reported last week, singer Liam Payne confirmed his engagement to model Maya Henry during an appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday.

Payne said: “We’re just really happy. The last week, I’ve just had a birthday, my son has gone to school for the first time today, so it seems like a lot of firsts for me really, actually, which is great.”  The 27-year-old Payne shares a son, Bear, with his ex-girlfriend Cheryl Cole.

Liam also discussed the 10th anniversary of One Direction and discussed the possibility of a reunion, saying: “It feels amazing to be doing 10 years of anything really, especially to have the success level that we’ve had. I’m just really grateful the fans have stuck around and we still, each of us, have a career, which I think has been the most amazing thing out of all of it, really. As far as reunions go, I don’t know too much, but I got wonderful lovely birthday messages from everyone, which was really, really nice.”

Liam Payne Confirms His Engagement to Maya Henry: ‘We’re Just Really Happy’

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Twenty One Pilots Singer Tyler Joseph Apologizes For Insensitive BLM Tweet

Twenty One Pilots singer Tyler Joseph is apologizing for a tweet he posted this week. Joseph faced backlash over sharing a tone-deaf joke about him reaching his 2.2 million Twitter followers to advance social causes. The singer tweeted two photos of himself wearing platform shoes, saying in the caption: “You guys keep asking me to use my platforms. Feels good to dust these bad boys off.”  When he started receiving criticism for the post, however, Joseph explained, “I use music, humor, being alone, breaks from social media, family, uncomfortable and honest conversations with friends, and sometimes cryingA few tools, but they don’t all work for everyone. Mentally/emotionally, I can only carry so much, because what I do care about is so heavy, the thought of adding more on top of it makes me want to stop trying.” Joseph continued to stand behind the photos, saying again, “This isn’t a Notes app moment. I’m doubling down on my platform tweet. It was fantastic.”

However, Joseph ultimately clarified his support for the movement and issued an apology, saying: “My tweet wasn’t suppose[d] to be about human rights. So in case you are wondering where I stand: Black Lives Matter. I just wanted to take a moment to raise awareness about something else that has meant a lot to me for a long time. But now I see there is no room for that right now. I’m truly sorry if it hurt anyone.” The Twenty One Pilots member then shared a link with ways to help the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Twenty One Pilots’ Tyler Joseph Apologizes for Controversial Joke About ‘Using His Platforms’

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