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  • Taylor Swift Grants Fan's Wish for Face Time at Awards Show

    ABC/Fred LeeTaylor Swift is continuing to make her fans’ dreams come true. After one of her biggest fans launched a Tumblr campaign to try to meet the singer, Taylor granted her wish.

    According to E! News, Colleen Sullivan and her pal Tiffany Huang got their own private chat session with Taylor at a recent awards show in Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, Colleen, who had already planned to attend the show with Tiffany, found out that Taylor had followed her on Tumblr.  Later that night, at the event, the two girls were taken to meet their idol.

    Taylor talked to the girls at her dinner table and posed for photos with them.

    Taylor, of course, is known for surprising her fans with personal attention. In the past, she’s sent them Christmas presents, hosted private listening sessions with them for her album 1989, and even offered one heartbroken fan breakup advice.

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  • Ed Sheeran Announces New Fall Tour Dates

    Ben WattsEd Sheeran won’t be taking a break from touring any time soon. The singer just added more tour dates for the fall.

    The second leg to his North American tour will kick off in Houston, Texas on September 3.  It’ll run through the month, finishing up in Washington, D.C. on September 23. The first leg of the tour, set to begin May 2 in New Orleans, is already mostly sold out.   The new leg will feature Ed headlining stadiums for the first time in the U.S.

    Tickets will be available on a pre-sale basis for select dates starting April 6, and available to the general public starting April 10.

    Here is the list of newly announced dates:

    9/3 -- Houston, TX, BBVA Compass Stadium
    9/5 -- Dallas, TX, Toyota Stadium
    9/8 -- Orlando, FL, Amway Center
    9/9 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
    9/10 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
    9/12 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
    9/13 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
    9/15 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
    9/16 -- Chicago, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
    9/17 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
    9/18 -- Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
    9/20 -- Toronto, ON, Air Canada Center
    9/22 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center
    9/23 -- Washington, D.C., Verizon Center

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  • Jon Bon Jovi’s NYC Penthouse Sells for $37.5 Million

    AEG LiveJon Bon Jovi has finally found a buyer for his Manhattan penthouse. According to the New York Daily News, the apartment went into contract Monday, two years after the New Jersey rocker put it on the market, selling for $37.5 million.

    Jon bought the duplex for $24 million in 2007.  He listed it in 2013 with an asking price of $42 million, then lowered the price several times when he failed to find any takers.

    The palatial, 7,500-square-foot pad has six bedrooms, a great room with a wood-burning fireplace, a chef’s kitchen with 11-foot-high ceilings, a screening room and a private deck. It also boasts Manhattan skyline views.

    According to the paper, model Heidi Klum expressed interest in the property last year, but the identity of the buyer has yet to be revealed.

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  • Ed Sheeran Co-Hosting Canada's Much Music Video Awards

    Ben WattsWith the help of a special friend, Ed Sheeran announced Monday night he will co-host Canada's Much Music Video Awards.

    In a 30-second clip released by the Much network, Ed cradles a fake beaver that he calls Justin "Beaver." He whispers, "I'm hosting the MMVAs on the 21st of June. Save your screams."

    The clip premiered during the Canadian broadcast of the Roast of Justin Bieber.

    Ed also said in a statement, "I'm thrilled they asked me to host this year. I hope this isn't an early April Fool's joke."

    This will mark Ed's fourth consecutive appearance at the ceremony.

    The show's nominees, performers and presenters have yet to be announced.

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  • "The Voice" Recap: Christina Steals an Artist to End the Knockouts

    NBCThe Voice aired the last of the Knockouts on Monday night. The two-hour episode concluded with Christina Aguilera stealing an artist from Adam Levine.

    The top 20 is now set heading into next week's Live Playoffs, with five artists each on the teams led by Christina, Adam, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams.

    Here's what happened on Monday night's episode, which featured fun. singer Nate Ruess as a guest adviser:

    Team Adam's Barry Minniefield and Tonya Boyd-Cannon opened the broadcast. Tonya sang "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder, while Barry performed Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love."

    Blake said the two worked well together as a musical act. Christina called the artists "crazy talented." Adam said no one appreciates the opportunity more than Tonya. Adam declared Tonya the winner. Barry was eliminated.  

    Blake paired Brooke Adee with Kelsie May. Kelsie covered an early Taylor Swift hit, "Tim McGraw," and Brooke took on "Electric Feel" by MGMT. Nate suggested to Brooke during rehearsals that she take more ownership of the stage.

    After both artists showed off their talent to the coaches, Adam commented that they are evenly matched. Pharrell added that it would be tough for Blake to lose either of them. Blake said Brooke still needed to work on being comfortable on stage. He still chose her over Kelsie, who was dismissed.

    India Carney and Joe Tolo were next up for Team Christina. India selected Jessie J's "Big White Room." Joe went with Joan Osborne's 1990s hit "One of Us."

    Pharrell said they both experienced "breakthrough moments." Blake complimented Joe on his powerful voice, but he felt India won the Knockout. Christina named India the winner. Joe is out of the competition.

    Jacob Rummell and Lowell Oakley faced off for Team Pharrell. Lowell crooned The Temptations classic "My Girl." Jacob belted out Shawn Mendes' "Life Of The Party."

    Christina said Jacob's notes were well-executed, and that she was caught off-guard by Lowell's "pre-calculated" singing. Pharrell told Jacob he was always looking to see if Jacob could drop to a lower octave. He added that Lowell's rehearsal was better than his performance on The Voice stage. He picked Lowell as the winner. Jacob went home.

    Team Christina's final Knockout featured Rob Taylor and Treeva Gibson. Rob performed Al Green's "Love and Happiness," a choice that Nate praised given his falsettos. Treeva tackled "Chasing Pavements" by Adele. Nate sang it for her to demonstrate how to move to the lyrics.

    Adam loved how animated Rob was. Blake raved about the way Rob began his performance. Christina complimented Treeva on taking "a leap" with her effort, and Rob for making the song his own. Rob advanced in the competition. It was the end of the road for Treeva.

    In the final Knockout, Joshua Davis was matched with Lexi Dávila for Team Adam. Joshua played Amos Lee's "Arms of a Woman." Nate and Adam both advised him to tone down his growl a bit. Lexi decided on Ellie Goulding's "Anything Could Happen."

    Blake said Lexi really turned it on during the second half of her performance. He then drew a laugh by saying he wanted to spoon with Joshua because Joshua delivered his best vocals to date. Joshua won the Knockout, but Christina stole Lexi.

    On Tuesday night, NBC will air a recap show featuring top moments from the current season and previously unseen footage of the coaches. The Live Playoffs begin next Monday night.

    Here's a rundown of the remaining artists in the competition:

    Team Adam: Brian Johnson, Deanna Johnson, Joshua Davis, Nathan Hermida, Tonya Boyd-Cannon.

    Team Blake: Brooke Adee, Corey Kent White, Hannah Kirby, Meghan Linsey, Sarah Potenza.

    Team Christina: India Carney, Kimberly Nichole, Rob Taylor, Sonic, Lexi Dávila.

    Team Pharrell: Caitlin Caporale, Koryn Hawthorne, Lowell Oakley, Mia Z, Sawyer Fredericks.

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