2024 Met Gala reveals theme and co-chairs Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth

Zendaya arrives for the ‘Euphoria’ FYC Party on April 20^ 2022 in Los Angeles^ CA

The co-chairs for the 2024 Met Gala were announced with a reveal on social media: “Just in: This year, #BadBunny, @ChrisHemsworth, @jlo, @Zendaya, and Anna Wintour will serve as this year’s official #MetGala co-chairs! Tied to the aforementioned exhibition, the dress code is “The Garden of Time.” http://vogue.cm/JeWLw0Z”.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art revealed that Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth will serve as the Costume Institute Benefit event’s co-chairs. Honorary chairs are Loewe creative director Jonathan Anderson and TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew. The announcement on Vogue’s social channels came along with a comical video of text messages Wintour sent to the co-chairs, asking if they’re free on May 6.

The stars and Wintour will welcome guests to the museum for an exhibition entitled “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion.”  Vogue described this year’s “Garden of Time” theme as one that has “nothing to do with the Brothers Grimm or Disney, but is rather a celebration of clothing and fashion so fragile that it can’t ever be worn again — and are therefore sleeping beauties in the scrupulously maintained archives of The Costume Institute … we can expect to see a range of fashion on display, dating back as far as a 17th-century Elizabethan-era English bodice, that embodies the beauty of the natural world — its fragility and its inevitable decay. More modern, less delicate pieces imbued with the same spirit as the spotlit fashions will be showcased alongside them, and broken up into three sub-themes: Land, Sea and Sky.”  Vogue also notes that the dress code was inspired by a short story of the same name written by JG Ballard in 1962. (

Hemsworth will attend his first Met as a co-host, with Bad Bunny marking his third year at the Met. Zendaya has attended the Met five times, and Lopez is a 13-time attendee. TikTok is a sponsor of this year’s gala, which will take place on May 6.

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Post Malone teases country music song with Luke Combs

Singer Post Malone at Rock in Rio at the Olympic Park. September 3^ 2022.

28-year-old singer/rapper Post Malone is teasing new music with country artists Luke Combs. Posty shared a video which shows him jamming along to a new collaboration featuring the 33-year-old Combs.

After Combs had previously shared a photo on Instagram showing himself with Malone and retired NFL star Peyton Manning backstage at his concert Feb. 10 in Las Vegas, fans started calling for a Malone/Combs collab. The two artists have both had headline-making performances of late — Malone performing “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl LVIII, and Combs performing “Fast Car” with Tracy Chapman at the Grammys.

In addition to the country music teaser with Combs, Malone will perform a set of country music covers at Stagecoach music festival in April. Combs last released new music with his LP, 2023’s Gettin’ Old; he will launch his Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old tour in April.

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Beyonce’s ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart

Beyonce at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood^ USA on July 9^ 2019.

Beyoncé’s new single ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. The singer also hit No. 9 with her second country track, ’16 Carriages.’ According to Billboard, Beyoncé’s achievement makes her the first woman – and first Black woman – to have topped both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since the lists began in 1958.

‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ is also Beyoncé’s first No. 1 on Country Digital Song Sales, and her 11th No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales list. It it sitting at the No. 2 spot on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart. ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ knocked Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves’ ‘I Remember Everything’ out of the top spot on county radio, where it had been sitting since September.

Beyoncé surprised fans when she released “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages” during the Super Bowl on Feb. 11. With the release of her new songs, Beyoncé also announced “Act II,” the follow-up to her 2022 “Renaissance” album. “Act II” is expected out March 29.

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Dua Lipa shares the video for ‘Training Season’

Dua Lipa at the 29th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica^ USA on January 14^ 2024

Dua Lipa has dropped her new single ‘Training Season’, along with the official music video for the track.  “Training Season” is the follow-up to Dua’s 2023 single, ‘Houdini‘, both set to appear on her forthcoming, yet-to-be-named third studio album which will drop later this year.

Lipa says of the new song: “I had been on a string of bad dates, and the last one was the final straw. The next morning I arrived to the studio to Caroline [Ailin (Ellie Goulding, Katy Perry)], and Tobias [Jesso Jr. (Harry Styles, King Princess, FKA Twigs)] asking me how it all went and I immediately declared ‘TRAINING SEASON IS OVER,’ and like the best ‘day after’ debriefs with your mates, we had a lot of laughs and it all quickly came together from there …And while it is obviously about that feeling when you are just absolutely done telling people…men specifically in this case, how to date you right; it is also about my training season being over and me growing with every experience. I have never felt more confident, clear or empowered. And while it may be that training season is never over for any of us, you start to see the beauty in finding that person to experience it with. You stop looking for the trainees and become more interested in having someone where you are and someone to grow with.”

The video for “Training Season”, directed by Vincent Haycock, sees the artist’s voicemail getting flooded with messages of apologies, and shows Lipa sitting unfazed at a cafe while surrounded by dozens of men gawking at and taking photos of her. You can check out the music video – here.

To stream ‘Training Season’, head here.
To purchase a limited edition 7″ vinyl, CD or cassette tape of ‘Training Season,’ head here.

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Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly join ‘American Idol’ Season 22 as guest mentors

Jelly Roll performs on stage during 2024 New Year's celebration on Times Square in New York on December 31^ 2023.

Jelly Roll and Tori Kelly will appear in Season 22 of American Idol as guest mentors.

Jelly Roll performed “Save Me” with Lainey Wilson last season, and he also performed “Need A Favor” with contestant Oliver Steele. Kelly appeared on Season 9 of Idol, making it all the way to Hollywood Week. After her departure from the show, she released her EP Handmade Songs in 2012.

Both Jelly and Kelly’s episodes will tape at ‘Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai’i,’ showcasing Idol hopefuls as they perform on the beach in front of judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and host Ryan Seacrest.

American Idol Season 22 airs on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC.

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Take a look at the video for Zara Larsson’s single ‘You Love Who You Love’

Zara Larsson at the iHeart Radio Music Awards - Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on March 14^ 2019 in Los Angeles^ CA

Zara Larsson shared her latest single called ‘You Love Who You Love’, off the Swedish pop artist’s fourth studio album, ‘Venus’. ‘You Love Who You Love’ follows Larsson’s 2023 singles ‘Can’t Tame Her’, ‘End Of Time’ and ‘On My Love’ (featuring David Guetta).  To stream, head here.

‘You Love Who You Love’ was produced by MTHR alongside the Larsson’s frequent collaborators MNEK and Danja. Larsson explained in a statement: “We started writing over Pride, and began talking about how amazing it is that anyone can love anyone – but that doesn’t mean you always should! We’ve all had that friend, or been that friend, who keeps going back to someone who’s bad for them, and ‘You Love Who You Love’ is saying enough is enough.”

Take a look at the video for ‘You Love Who You Love’ – here.
To stream Larsson’s new album ‘Venus,’ head here.

Zara Larsson releases ‘You Love Who You Love’

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Tyla shares music video for “Truth Or Dare”

Tyla performs on stage during 2024 New Year's celebration on Times Square in New York on December 31^ 2023.

Tyla is back with the video for her new single, “Truth Or Dare,” the follow-up to her previous hit song, “Water”. In the video for “Truth Or Dare”, Tyla meets up with a troublesome ex, with whom she embarks on a car trip – but by the end of the video, we see the Afrofusion superstar getting her revenge.

Tyla’s debut album will drop in a few weeks, and in a recent interview with Complex she expressed her musical dreams:  “I come from a very small place, a little city in South Africa all the way at the bottom of Africa, the tip. And literally, I was just a girl with a dream, a girl that didn’t really have much examples… like this wasn’t really possible at that age when I was coming up as an artist, it wasn’t something that was realistic and I made it a reality. We need an African pop star, and hopefully I’m that one.”

Check out the video for “Truth Or Dare” – here.
Tyla’s self-titled debut album Tyla is set for release on 3/1; to pre-order, head here.

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Jennifer Lopez to launch ‘This is Me…Now’ North American tour

Jennifer Lopez at the premiere for This Is Me...Now: A Love Story at the Dolby Theatre. February 13^ 2024

Jennifer Lopez announced a new North American tour, This is Me…Now The Tour, posting on her socials: “THIS IS ME…NOW: THE TOUR ✨2⃣0⃣2⃣4⃣ Visit OnTheJLo.com for more …”  This is Me…Now The Tour will mark Lopez’s first tour in five years.

This is Me…Now The Tour shares a name with Lopez’s latest album, This is Me…Now, as well as her narrative film This is Me…Now: A Love Story, streaming on Amazon Prime.  Lopez said at a recent press conference that This is Me…Now: A Love Story gives a ‘personal, magical look at how she views love.’

The 30+ city tour kicks off on June 26th in Orlando, FL at Kia Center making stops across North America in Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto, her hometown of NYC, and more before wrapping up in Houston, TX on August 31st at Toyota Center.

Tickets go on sale Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. local time, with fan club pre-sales to begin Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. local time. Pre-sales for Citi card members and Verizon pre-sales start Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. For information head to: OnTheJLo.

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Jaafar Jackson introduced as Michael Jackson in first-look photo from biopic ‘Michael’

Art Michael Jackson style pop art musician / glasses black fashion potrait design template

Lionsgate and Universal Pictures are sharing a first-look photo for the Michael Jackson biopic ‘Michael,’ featuring Jackson’s nephew, Jaafar Jackson, as the late pop star.  A post on X read: “Your first look at #MichaelMovie. Starring Jaafar Jackson – in theaters April 2025. Photograph by the renowned photographer Kevin Mazur, who documented Michael’s final rehearsal, and is now the first to photograph Jaafar in character as Michael.”

Michael is directed by Antoine Fuqua and is produced by Branca, John McClain and the co-executors of the Michael Jackson estate. The photo shared on social media depicts Michael Jackson (Jaafar Jackson) performing “Man in the Mirror” on his Dangerous tour, which ran from 1992 to 1993. Photographer Kevin Mazur, who documented Michael Jackson’s final rehearsal, shot the image. Mazur said in a statement: “When I arrived on my first day on the set of this movie, I was so excited — it was like the first time I went on tour to shoot Michael Jackson. When I walked onto the set, I felt like I’d gone back in time and I was walking into the stadium to shoot the tour. Seeing Jaafar perform, I thought, ‘Wow, it is Michael.’ The way he looks and acts, his mannerisms, everything — he’s Michael Jackson. For anyone who didn’t have the chance to see Michael perform live during his lifetime — this is how it was.”

Michael will give “a riveting and honest portrayal” of the life and career of Michael Jackson, who died at age 50 in 2009. Producer Graham King added: “With Jaafar, every look, every note, every dance move is Michael. He embodies Michael in a way that no other actor could.” The cast also includes Colman Domingo as Michael’s father, Joe Jackson, Nia Long as Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and Miles Teller as John Branca, the attorney who shepherded Michael’s career.

Michael opens in theaters April 18, 2025.

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Lil Nas X shares the song ‘Where Do We Go Now?’

Lil Nas X at the Versace FW23 Show at the Pacific Design Center on March 9^ 2023 in West Hollywood^ CA; LOS ANGELES - MAR 9

Lil Nas X shared his latest song, ‘Where Do We Go Now?’, written by the rapper/singer (in collaboration with Omer Fedi and Blake Slatkin) as part of his HBO documentary, Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero.  You can take a listen to ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ – here.

Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero previously premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2023 and was directed by Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel.  The documentary follows the 24-year-old rapper/singer as he prepares to embark on his first-ever US headlining tour. Alongside footage of his live shows across the country, it also features interviews with Lil Nas X, which see him open up about his time in the music industry and sexuality. It will be structured in three parts: Rebirth * Transformation * and Becoming.

To stream ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ head here.
Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero is currently streaming on Max.

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