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  • Meghan Trainor Wrote Her Latest Hit in Eight Minutes

    Brooke NiparSome artists struggle for years to write a hit song, but things come a little easier for Meghan Trainor.  She says she dashed off her latest hit, "Lips Are Movin'," in under ten minutes.

    Meghan co-wrote "Lips Are Movin'" with Kevin Kadish, the same guy she worked with on her Grammy-nominated smash "All About That Bass."  "[It] was the last song I got to write with him for the album.  And...it was the fastest song I've ever wrote in my life.  We wrote it in eight minutes," Meghan says. "I kind of freaked out 'cause I looked at the clock, I was like, 'Wait a second, did we start this eight minutes ago?' And we freaked out and realized, 'Yeah!'"

    Meghan says recording the song was almost as fast. "I was out [of the studio] in like a half-hour or something ridiculous," she claims.

    As for what inspired the song, which like "All About That Bass" is sassy and contains elements of doo-wop, Meghan says it's about a real person.

    "We wrote it about a person that we worked with that we caught lying a couple times," she explains.  "And we were like, 'We don't want to just write a song about someone lying...let's relate it to a boy cheating on me, 'cause everyone's been through that.'" 

    "I've also been through that," she adds. "It sucks!"

    "Lips Are Movin'" is included on Meghan's debut album Title, which debuted at #1 when it was released last month.  She's currently on the road on her first-ever headlining tour, which hits Dallas, Texas on Friday night.  The U.S. leg of the tour wraps up March 20 in Nashville, Tennessee, where the Nantucket, Massachusetts native currently lives.


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  • Justin Timberlake Visits Pregnant Jessica Biel on Set of Her New Movie

    Jamie McCarthy/NBCDoting dad-to-be Justin Timberlake surprised his pregnant wife Jessica Biel on the set of her new movie in New Orleans Thursday, the New York Daily News reports.

    The singer was spotted on set hanging with Jessica between takes. The 32-year-old actress has been filming scenes for The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which co-stars Jason Sudeikis.

    Sources told Us Weekly Jessica’s been working long days, but hasn’t complained once. "She's very pregnant but she's really been a good sport," an insider said.

    Justin and Jessica are reportedly due to welcome their new bundle of joy at the end of April.


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  • Tom Hanks' Cameo in Carly Rae Jepsen's New Video Confirmed

    ABC/ Lou RoccoOscar-winner Tom Hanks has officially added “Carly Rae Jepsen music video star” to his resume. After the actor was spotted on the set of what appeared to be a video shoot for Carly’s new single, Entertainment Weekly confirms that he will indeed be dancing alongside the Canadian singer in the video for “I Really Like You.”

    “After shooting the video I am still in happy shock,” Carly tells EW. “Tom was hilarious and though it was absolutely freezing he kept our spirits up by shouting ‘huddle together now -- like penguins’ when all 60 of us wanted to give up! I can’t thank him enough!”

    Tom joined Carly to film an outdoor group dance sequence last week on what happened to be the coldest recorded day in New York City since 2004. Justin Bieber made a cameo in the video, too. Tom is pals with Carly and Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun.

    “I Really Like You” is the first track from Carly’s forthcoming album. It will likely be released in March.


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  • Lady Gaga's New Ballad Premieres in Documentary "The Hunting Ground"

    A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Image Group LAWe’re not even three months into 2015 and Lady Gaga is already having a banner year: an engagement, a Grammy, a Sound of Music tribute, a role on American Horror Story and now the release of a new, emotional ballad called “Till It Happens to You.”

    The Diane Warren-penned track appears in the new documentary The Hunting Ground, which centers on campus rape survivors and hits theaters today. The empowering lyrics get a boost from Gaga’s strong vocals. She sings, "Hold your head up and be strong /When you fall you gotta get up."

    A low-quality version popped up online Friday, but an official version is expected to be available soon.

    Last month, Gaga revealed she was recording the song with the award-winning hitmaker Diane. "Recorded a song w/ amazing @Diane_Warren for very important doc #TheHuntingGround that premieres at Sundance today! Congrats 2 all involved!" Gaga tweeted on January 23.


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  • Madonna Reveals She Was Injured in BRIT Awards Fall; Album Hacker Indicted

    Monty Brinton/CBS Earlier this week, Madonna pronounced herself "fine" after falling off the stage during her performance of "Living for Love" at the BRIT Awards in London.  But while recording the British program The Jonathan Ross Show Thursday night, the Queen of Pop admitted she was, in fact, injured during the tumble.

    “I didn’t hurt my butt, I hurt my head. I did. I know how to fall, I’ve fallen off my horse many times and I tucked and I have good core strength... but the thing is, I had a little bit of a whiplash and I smacked the back of my head," Madonna told host Jonathan Ross for the show, which will air in the U.K. March 14. "So there was a man standing over me with a flashlight until about 3am making sure that I was still compos mentis.”

    Madonna also denied that the fall was a stunt meant to illustrate the song's lyrics: "Lifted me up, and watched me stumble/After the heartache, I'm gonna carry on."  She laughed, "I’m never writing lyrics like that again! The universe was trying to teach me a lesson, I guess.”

    What was most disappointing, the superstar said, was that the fall marred a performance that she wanted to be perfect.  “It was a horrible nightmare, because I like to be amazing," she explained. "Seriously, I rehearse and I rehearse and I rehearse so that when I do the show, it’s effortless and I create magic and I did the opposite. I actually created a horror show for everyone."

    As for why the fall happened, Madonna said the cape was she wearing was the culprit. 

    "Everybody was worried that my cape was going to slide off because it’s quite heavy so they tied it really tight around my neck," she explained. "So here I am, marching in like a queen, and I got to the top of the stairs and I pulled my silky string and it would not come undone. And my two lovely Japanese dancers basically strangled me off the stage. I had a choice: I could either be strangled or fall with the cape, and I fell.”

    In other Madonna news, the Israeli man who was arrested on suspicion of hacking the files from her new album, Rebel Heart, has been indicted, according to the Hollywood Reporter.  Adi Lederman, 39, was officially charged on four counts: computer trespassing, prohibited secret monitoring and additional computer trespassing, copyright infringement, and obstructing investigation.  He could face up to five years behind bars.

     
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