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Report Claims Mariah and Nick Are Separating

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Dan MacMedan/WireImageA new report is claiming that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are on their way to a breakup.

The New York Post‘s Page Six reports the couple is separating after six years of marriage, and that they’ve been “living separately.”

One source declares, “He hasn’t been staying at their home,” adding, “He’s been living out of hotels. They’re fighting a lot.”

Reportedly, Mariah suspects that Nick has been cheating on her, so much so that she had a security guard look after her hubby while he was in Las Vegas hosting parties earlier this year. An insider claims, “The security guard wasn’t there to keep the girls away from him. It was to keep him away from the girls.”

Mariah and Nick celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary in April. They have three-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

In May, Nick commented on rumors at the time that the couple was headed for divorce, telling Parade, “You kind of have to ignore it because every week it’s something different, and if you paid attention to it, it actually probably would start really affecting you.”

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Largest-Ever Collection of Madonna Memorabilia Going on the Auction Block This Fall

By Andrea Dresdale

Courtesy Julien’s AuctionsOver the years, various items of clothing or objects owned by Madonna have been sold at auction to collectors, but this fall will see the largest-ever collection of memorabilia from the Queen of Pop go under the hammer in Beverly Hills.

Julien’s Auctions, the leading entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, will be selling off a pile of the Material Girl’s material on November 7 and 8, both in person and online. The items span her entire professional career, as well as personal items from her pre-stardom life, such as her 1972 junior high school yearbook, estimated to bring between $800 to $1,200.

In addition, the famous Marilyn Monroe-inspired dress, stole and jewelry from the “Material Girl” video; more than thirty pieces of period clothing from her movie Evita; the outfits she wore in the videos for the songs “Music” and “American Pie”; and her costumes from the movies A League of Their Own and The Next Best Thing are all up for grabs, as are handwritten lyrics, an MTV VMA trophy, an American Music Award, signed checks and contracts and her personal make-up compact. Even a …read more

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Katy Perry Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge, Nominates Madonna

By Andrea Dresdale

Steven Klein for V MagazineKaty Perry picked a convenient place to take the ALS Ice Bucket challenge: at a water park.

While visiting the Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City on a break from her Prismatic tour, a bikini-clad Katy posted a video in which she perched on a mock pirate ship and announced that she’d accepted the challenge of dumping ice water over her head to raise money for and awareness of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Among those who’d nominated her: actress Zooey Deschanel, who many feel is Katy’s lookalike, and Girls star Allison Williams.

After being doused by two buckets of water, Katy then nominated Madonna to be the next one for the challenge. She and Madonna are buddies; they posed for V magazine together earlier this year, and Madonna had Katy guest-curate her Art for Freedom project not long ago. So far, no response from the Queen of Pop.

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Billy Joel's Original Band to Be Inducted into Long Island Music Hall of Fame

By Andrea Dresdale

Jim Brown/ShowtimeAs one of the most famous musicians ever to hail from Long Island, NY, Billy Joel was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame back in 2006. Now, his original backing band will receive the same honor.

The New York Post reports that the surviving members of Billy’s band, who haven’t played together in 20 years as a result of lineup changes, lawsuits and one member’s suicide, will reunite during the induction ceremony in Huntington, NY on October 23.

According to the Post, among the members who’ll be appearing are drummer Liberty DeVitto and sax and keyboard player Richie Cannata, both of whom played on classic albums like Turnstiles, The Stranger, 52nd Street and Glass Houses.

It’s not clear if Billy himself will be on hand for the ceremony, either as an observer, inductor or performer. Unlike Bruce Springsteen, who inducted his E Street Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year and then performed with them at the ceremony, Billy may not be on the best of terms with his former bandmates. Richie Cannata was replaced by Mark Rivera on sax in …read more

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Taylor Swift, Shakira, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson Among Marie Claire's "20 Women Changing the World"

By Andrea Dresdale

Sarah Barlow for Marie ClaireCan a pop star change the world? According to Marie Claire magazine, the answer’s yes. The magazine’s current issue highlights “20 Women Changing the World,” and some top female singers are included on that list.

Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, Shakira and Jennifer Hudson are all featured on the list, alongside people like Chelsea Clinton, Jennifer Garner and Eva Longoria. Alicia is included because of her work with her charity Keep a Child Alive, which helps families in Africa and India fight HIV/AIDS. J-Hud is there for establishing her charity, the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, named after her murdered nephew. The charity distributes school supplies on Julian’s birthday, as well as gifts at Christmastime.

Taylor makes the list for her philanthropy in general, as well as for writing a song about a young cancer patient and then donating the proceeds to cancer charities. She also makes unannounced visits to children’s hospitals and visits with the patients for hours. Shakira is included because of her Barefoot Foundation, which builds schools and early childhood centers in poor …read more

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Pharrell's Hat Going on Display in Washington, D.C.

By Andrea Dresdale

Cliff Lipson/CBSOver the past year, Pharrell Williams‘ hat — that huge brown one that he wore to the Grammy Awards — has become almost as famous as he is. Now, you’ll be able to see it up close and personal, when it goes on display in a Washington, D.C. museum.

As you might remember, the fast food chain Arby’s, whose logo is a large hat that’s very similar to Pharrell’s Vivienne Westwood-designed topper, joked about the resemblance during the Grammy Awards via Twitter, and that tweet was retweeted more than 80,000 times. Arby’s later purchased the headgear from the singer for more than $44,000, and all the money went to charity. Now, Arby’s is loaning the hat to D.C.’s Newseum, where it’ll go on display starting August 22, according to the Washington Post.

An Arby’s executive tells the Post that the reason the short-term exhibit is being set up at the Newseum is because “it goes to show the power of social media in its ability to create news.”

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Lorde Announces First-Ever Tour of New Zealand, Promises "Bull Terriers & Bathtubs" for US Dates

By Andrea Dresdale

Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCWhile she’s performed all over the world in the last year, Lorde has never done a headlining tour of her own country — but that’s about to change.

The singer has announced she’ll do her first-ever headlining tour in New Zealand in late October and early November. So far, four all-ages shows have been announced in New Zealand’s four major cities.

In a statement, Lorde says, “I’ve been itching to do a New Zealand tour…Kiwi audiences are the best, and I’m so happy to be playing the final shows for Pure Heroine here. It’s only right I come full circle, back to where it all started”.

Meanwhile, Lorde will kick off a new U.S. round of dates September 5. She wrote on Twitter that fans can expect some odd things happening behind her on the video screens she has onstage.

“Shooting visuals for the US tour today,” she tweeted. “holy s**t i am pumped for these shows. (featuring bathtubs, bull terriers & other dream situations).”

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