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Taylor Swift Has the Sexiest Female Smile in Hollywood, Says Victoria's Secret

By Shane Lou

ABC/Richard HarbaughYou may have noticed that Taylor Swift has a nice smile. Victoria’s Secret certainly has.

The lingerie retailer has released its “What Is Sexy? List,” honoring women in Hollywood who embody a “simple, casually confident lifestyle.” Taylor is on the list, earning the title of “sexiest smile.”

The categories on the list range from “sexiest legs” – Johnny Depp‘s fiancée, Amber Heard, received that distinction — to “sexiest short hair, don’t care” — congratulations, Jennifer Lawrence.

There aren’t many musicians on the list aside from Taylor. Ellie Goulding was named “sexiest songstress,” Jessica Simpson was honored as the “sexiest mom,” and New Girl star/folk-pop singer Zooey Deschanel was deemed to have the “sexiest sense of humor.”

The full list is available on VictoriasSecret.com.

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Sam Smith Thinks Vin Diesel's Cover of "Stay with Me" Was "Hilarious"

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ABC/Lou RoccoSam Smith is flattered that his hit “Stay with Me” was covered by Vin Diesel. Yes, the same Vin Diesel who stars in The Fast and the Furious franchise and in the new Marvel movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Vin delivered his version of “Stay with Me” during an appearance on Britain’s Capital FM. Needless to say, it wasn’t great, but Sam enjoyed it. He tweeted, “Vin diesel just covered Stay With Me. Surreal. Thanks man haha.”

Sam also discussed Vin’s performance with Capital FM, declaring, “First of all I thought it was going to be good, but when I heard it it’s the most hilarious thing I’ve heard in my life.”

He even suggested that he’s willing to collaborate with the actor one day: “It’s so weird for me because i remember watching xXx when I was like eleven years old! I definitely think we should do a duet one day, it would be amazing.”

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Lorde to Curate Soundtrack to Next "Hunger Games" Movie

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ABC/Lou RoccoLorde will leave her mark on the next Hunger Games movie. She’s been tapped to curate the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, the third film in the popular series. The Grammy-winning New Zealand teen will select the artists who will be involved in the project, and also contribute its first single.

In a statement, Lorde says that while curating the soundtrack for such an anticipated film will present a challenge, she “jumped at the chance.” She continues, “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

Mockingjay — Part 1 director Francis Lawrence adds, “I sat down with Lorde on the set of Mockingjay this spring and I was immediately struck by how she so innately understood what we, as both fans and filmmakers, were trying to accomplish with the film.”

The soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 will be released sometime this fall. The movie, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody …read more

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Sarah McLachlan on Reviving Lilith Fair: "There Are No Plans" but "You Never Know"

By Shane Lou

Credit: Kharen HillSarah McLachlan is at the tail end of a U.S. headlining tour in support of her latest album, Shine On, but she says it’s another one of her tours — one she did years ago — that everyone is still interested in: Lilith Fair.

Lilith Fair, a traveling music festival that ran from 1997 to 1999, featured only female artists, or female-led bands. It was considered a watershed cultural moment of the ’90s, though an attempted revival in 2010 was a bust. Still, Sarah says people still ask her about it, which she feels is because people have such fond memories of the original incarnation.

“Almost every interview, that is a discussion, yeah,” she tells ABC News Radio, “I equate that to it being a really important time, and really effecting some great positive change. You know, there are no plans [to do another one]. It was a huge undertaking, and it was sort of a happening that happened organically, in a time and a place that really needed it.”

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Alicia Keys Expecting Second Child with Swizz Beatz

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Michelangelo Di Battista/RCA RecordsAlicia Keys gifted her husband, Swizz Beatz, with the sweetest wedding anniversary gift ever: she’s expecting her second child with him.

On Thursday, the R&B singer announced the news via Instagram. “Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!” Alicia accompanied the post with a picture of herself, beaming as she cradles her baby bump in her hands, standing next to her smiling husband.


The couple, who wed July 31, 2010, already have a three-year-old son, Egypt Dean.

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Is Madonna Collaborating with Miley Cyrus on a New Song?

By Shane Lou

Mert & Marcus/Warner Bros. RecordsIn January, Madonna made an appearance on Miley Cyrus‘ MTV Unplugged special. It’s possible that their collaboration didn’t end there.

Madonna has posted onto Instagram lyrics to a song that may be titled “Rebel Heart.” She wrote, “Wash all over me…………….. #rebelheart.”

The most interesting aspect of the post is that Miley and a songwriter with whom the “Wrecking Ball” singer has worked, MoZella, were initially tagged on it, according to MTV. However, the tags have since been removed.

Miley may have dropped another hint regarding a potential duet by uploading a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt that features a naked Madonna. She tagged Madge on the post, too.

Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” post includes the following lines: “All of my illusions/could be shattered in a second/You can thread a needle/with a teardrop from my eye.”

Earlier this month, Madonna teased on Instagram another song that may be titled “Messiah.” She’s currently focusing on the follow-up to her 2012 album MDNA.

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Bon Jovi's Rumored Bid to Buy the Buffalo Bills Angers City's Residents

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AEG LiveJon Bon Jovi has a lot of adoring fans all across the country, but not many of them live in Buffalo nowadays. Fans of the Buffalo Bills football franchise are fuming over the possibility the singer may buy the team and move it north of the border.

The team has been up for sale ever since owner Ralph Wilson passed away at age of 95 back in March.

Bon Jovi, a founding owner of the Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, has reportedly been interested in owning an NFL team for a long time and is friendly with a number of NFL owners. New York magazine reports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and John Mara, the owner of the rocker’s beloved New York Giants, have all endorsed him for NFL ownership.

In June, Bon Jovi was reportedly seen having lunch with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Manhattan.

According to New York magazine, Bon Jovi is unable to meet the team’s likely selling price of $1 billion, so he’s teamed up with a group in Toronto that also owns the Maple Leafs, Raptors and the Air Canada Centre, …read more

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