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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


"Recently the publishers for the song 'I Won't Back Down,' written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, contacted the publishers for 'Stay With Me,' written by Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips, about similarities heard in the melodies of the choruses of the two compositions," Smith's rep tells Rolling Stone. "Not previously familiar with the 1989 Petty/Lynne song, the writers of 'Stay With Me' listened to 'I Won’t Back Down' and acknowledged the similarity."

Smith's rep added, "Although the likeness was a complete coincidence, all involved came to an immediate and amicable agreement in which Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne are now credited as co-writers of 'Stay With Me' along with Sam Smith, James Napier and William Phillips."

A representative for Petty was not immediately available for comment.

On the ASCAP site, where songwriter information is collated and frequently updated, Petty and Lynne are now listed among the "Stay With Me" team of Smith, Napier and Phillips. It's unclear whether Petty and Lynne were retroactively compensated for their songwriting credit or if they'll receive future earnings on the track.

Despite getting writing credit, however, Petty and Lynne will not be eligible for a Grammy should Smith win any of his multiple nominations for the track. "Since Lynne and Petty did not do any new writing for this work, we are considering their original work to have been interpolated by Napier, Phillips and Smith for 'Stay With Me,'" Senior Vice President of Awards Bill Freimuth told the Wall Street Journal. "Lynne and Petty will not be considered nominees nor will they be considered GRAMMY recipients, should the song win. Rather, they would be given certificates to honor their participation in the work, just as any other writers of sampled or interpolated work."

No need to wait until Sunday—you can watch Kim Kardashian's Super Bowl ad right here, right now!

The E! star teased on Twitter earlier today that fans would catch a glimpse of her during the big game this weekend, and even informed us that we'd be able to get a first look on Conan O'Brien's show tonight. "I'll be in a Super Bowl commercial for T-Mobile!!!! Check out Conan tonight! I'm going to share a sneak peek!!! #TMobile," she wrote.

Well, the commercial has hit the Internet, and if you anticipated Kim looking all sexy and taking lots of selfies, then it's exactly what you expected.

"Hi I'm Kim," the 34-year-old, who is wearing a black crop top suit, says to the camera. "Each month, millions of gigs of unused data are taken back by wireless companies. Tragic. Data you paid for can be used to see my makeup, my backhand, my outfits, my vacations and my outfits. Sadly all lost. Help save the data."

And while stating each of those scenarios, we see Kim doing what she does best—taking a selfie to show off her makeup, taking a selfie in her tennis uniform, taking a selfie in her closet and taking a selfie in the snow.



In case you weren't aware, Miley Cyrus is all about freeing the nipple all the time.

In fact, the blond babe ditched her bikini top while vacationing in Hawaii with boyfriendPatrick Schwarzenegger recently and opted to take a dip with her beau topless (brrr, indeed!). The pair seemed to have an amazing time in the ocean, laughing and smiling while conquering each wave as they came and crashed into their bare bods.

The lovebirds jetted off to Maui for a getaway together with a few pals in tow (although their pals weren't spotted on this particular outing) earlier this month. "On Saturday night they had dinner at the restaurant at the Kea Lani," a source told E! News of the cute couple at the time, who have been dating for about two months now.

The eyewitness added, "They got stopped by fans right away and were thinking about turning around, but Miley was very gracious and took pictures and kept walking. Patrick thought it was funny and tried to stay out of the way. Patrick was good at protecting her and wrapped his arms around her and kept walking.


Since she's been gone from the recording studio, our iTunes library just hasn't been the same.

But the wait is over: Kelly Clarkson is back, and her sixth studio album, Piece by Piece, is dropping on March 3.



In case you hadn't noticed, the Kardashian-Jenner family sticks together like glue. Even when they're arguing, it's with a protective fierceness that's immediately palpable.

So it's no surprise that Kim Kardashian, when asked about reports of stepdad Bruce Jenner's appearance becoming increasingly feminine, said that she and the entire family support him unconditionally.

"I will say that I think Bruce should tell his story his way...I think everyone goes through things in life and I think that story and what Bruce is going through, I think he'll share whenever the time is right," Kim told Entertainment Tonight.

"I think Bruce is very happy, the happiest I've ever seen him...He's our dad so we support him no matter what, and I think when the time is right, he'll talk about whatever he wants to talk about.  I guess I'll kind of let everyone be curious and I feel like that's his journey to talk about." 

Asked about a recent picture taken of Bruce surrounded by Kim, KhloéKourtneyKendalland Kylie, Kim said the photo "was not like a secret message" or some big announcement.

"We were just at his house hanging out and we wanted to take a picture...Of course we support Bruce percent," she added.

In a similar vein, Khloé Kardashian casually yet purposefully showed her own support for Bruce today as well, sharing a new Instagram photo of the two of them enjoying, judging by Khloé's helmet, one of Bruce's favorite pastimes—racing.



Tess Holliday refused to let constant criticism and restrictive beauty ideals stop her from achieving her dream, and thank goodness for that.

The 29-year-old Mississippi native (also known as Tess Munster) is the first plus-size (or as Tyra Banks would say, "fiercely real") model to score a major contract with a modeling agency—despite being told time and time again that she wasn't the right height or weight—and has become an inspiration for women of all sizes.

"I feel like it's breaking ground. This is a milestone," Holliday, who announced her deal with MiLK Model Management's plus-size division Curves on Thursday, told The New York Daily News. "I never could have imagined that I could be here."

Plus-size models signed to an agency are generally at least 5 feet, 8 inches tall and a size 8 to 16. Tess stands at 5 feet, 5 inches and is a size 22.

"I think we're the only agency with a model of her size. She is by far the largest model I have in the (Curves) division," Anna Shillinglaw, the owner and director of MiLk Model Management, said.

So how did Shillinglaw even come across Tess? Good ole Instagram!

"I started following her, and saw how many followers she had—more than most models. She's such an important role model for so many women."

That's also partially due to an awesome body image campaign that Holliday launched nearly four years ago, which quickly became viral. The #effyourbeautystandards campaign has reached her over 624,000 followers on Facebook and 308,000 followers on Instagram.

Tess uses this hashtag with photos of herself flaunting her curves, modeling designer clothes and snapshots with her loved ones while pairing the pic body positive mantras.

Under a photo of herself modeling black lingerie, she wrote, "Does it bother you that a fat body like mine exists in the world? That this body makes me money, brings my partner (& myself) joy & for some of you, is your 'worst case scenario'? Heaven forbid. F--k what you've heard about me. I'm not going anywhere #tessmunster #tessholliday#effyourbeautystandards"



Melissa Rivers has just filed a lawsuit against the New York City endoscopy clinic and doctors where Joan Rivers was operated on shortly before her untimely death on Sept. 4.

"Filing this lawsuit was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make," Melissa said in a statement released shortly after the news of the lawsuit went public.

"What ultimately guided me was my unwavering belief that no family should ever have to go through what my mother, Cooper and I have been through. The level of medical mismanagement, incompetency, disrespect, and outrageous behavior is shocking and frankly, almost incomprehensible."

The executive producer of Fashion Police continued, "Not only did my mother deserve better, every patient deserves better. It is my goal to make sure that this kind of horrific medical treatment never happens to anyone again."

Just last year, a source told E! News that this lawsuit wasn't "about the money" for Melissa, but rather, a means for her to delve deeper and find answers about her mother's passing.

And what we do know, for now, is that Joan arrived at the Yorkville Endoscopy on Manhattan's Upper East Side on the morning of Aug. 28.

During some point in the procedure, she stopped breathing and was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was placed on life support for one week.

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner attributed Joan's death at the age of 81 to "therapeutic complication," the exact cause being "anoxic encephalopathy due to hypoxic arrest during laryngoscopy and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy with propofol sedation for evaluation of voice changes and gastroesophageal reflux disease."

Let's hope the Rivers family gets the answers they so truly deserve.



- Arnold Schwarzenegger is being inducted into the WWE's Hall of Fame


- Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart will appear on the post-Super Bowl Tonight Show, and will compete against host Jimmy Fallon in a “Lip Sync Battle”


- Pop star Nick Jonas is joining the cast of Fox's new show ''Scream Queens''.The series is about a college plagued by a series of murders. Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts and Ariana Grande also star


Restaurants Brans Moore and Rogen: Brann’s Steakhouse and Grille, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has banned Michael Moore and Seth Rogen because of their comments about ''American Sniper''.

Owner Tommy Brann tells WOOD-TV: “For 43 years I’ve been a small business man because of the Chris Kyles of the world and I have a right to not serve the Michael Moores and the Seth Rogens. That guy is an American hero.”


Naughty Gossip claims Snooki and JWoww are pitching a new reality show. A source tells the site: “Think of it as Jersey Shore kids edition. It will center on the lives of their daughters as they grow up and how being moms has changed these two. They shared an image of the kids and people went nuts. That is how they got the idea. Both girls are already holding hands and are pals. They want to show the next generation of Jersey Shore kids!”


Lance Armstrong Talks Cheating Past, Admits He "Would Probably Do It Again." So now Lance Armstrong's decided to be honest? The disgraced American athlete and former cyclist admitted in a new interview with BBC Sport that if presented with similar circumstances, he would probably cheat again. "If I was racing in 2015, no, I wouldn't do it again because I don't think you have to," said Armstrong, 43, in his first television interview since his infamous 2013 sit-down with Oprah Winfrey. "If you take me back to 1995, when doping was completely pervasive, I would probably do it again." The father of five, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life in August 2012, acknowledged his decision to use performance-enhancing drugs was "bad," but said it was "an imperfect time." "But it happened. And I know what happened because of that," he said. "I know what happened to the sport, I saw its growth." He also saw a growth in the outreach of the Livestrong Foundation (he stepped down from the board in 2012). A cancer survivor himself, he told the BBC the charity went from "raising no money to raising $500m, serving three million people" during the height of his popularity. "Do we want to take it away?" he asked. "I don't think anybody says, 'yes.'" So is the world ready for Armstrong to return to public life? "Selfishly, I would say, yeah, we're getting close to that time,'" he said. "But that's me, my word doesn't matter anymore. What matters is what people collectively think, whether that's the cycling community, the cancer community." He also confirmed he's spoken to the Cycling Independent Reform Commission in hopes of getting his ban from the sport lifted or reduced. Per the BBC, he would want something allowing him to "compete in some sport at a fairly high level" while also raising money for charity. (Eonline)


ngelina Jolie Visits Iraq, Is Greated With Smiles From Kids at Refugee Camp for ISIS Victims. Angelina Jolie, the UN refugee agency's Special Envoy, visited to a refugee camp in northern Iraq on Sunday and was met with smiles and warm greetings from young children and adult survivors of ISIS attacks. The 39-year-old Oscar-winning actress is on an official, two-day United Nations trip to the autonomous Kurdistan region of the country. She is there to visit Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens, which total more than 3.3 million. News about her trip was first announced after she arrived in Iraq, which is common practice for high-profile trips due to security concerns. Jolie was seen flying out of Los Angeles on Friday and did not join husband Brad Pitt at the Producers Guild Awards the following day. On Sunday, she traveled to the Khanke camp, which was created in December and hosts displaced Iraqis who fled after surviving kidnappings and other attacks by jihadists from the group Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. The some 20,000 adults and kids live in crowded, makeshift tents and drink tap water from containers donated by the International Committee of the Red Cross. "Children whose parents were murdered and are now here unaccompanied -- a 19 year old working and being the sole provider for his 7 siblings," Jolie, who shares six kids with Pitt, said, according to the United Nations. "I have met mothers whose children have been kidnapped by ISIL. As a parent, I couldn't imagine a greater horror. They are overwhelmed by thoughts of what is happening to their children." 


Kate Middleton Is Photoshopped to Hell on Australian Magazine Cover. Kate Middleton is already one of the most flawless women on the planet, but an Australian magazine decided that she wasn't flawless enough when they photoshopped the hell out of her for a cover. Making a public appearance at the new Kensington Leisure Centre in London last week, the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge looked glowed in a baby blue coat while holding a bouquet of flowers. But when Woman's Day used an image for its cover, she looked completely unrecognizable. The magazine not only lightened the 33-year-old's eyes, but it also gave her lips a new lipstick hue despite wearing an au natural look to the event. The publication also added an artificial sparkle to her earrings. This isn't the princess' first go around with the photo-altering program, as Marie Claire South Africa went so far as to photoshop the royal's head and hands onto a fashion model's body so as to pretend she posed for the magazine. Obviously, she hadn't actually modeled for the cover, but Marie Claire South Africa did open up about the mysterious cover and even came clean about the motivations behind it! Calling it a "tribute" to Kate, the magazine's editor told The Telegraph, "We were so inspired by her fairytale wedding and her life as a modern-day princess, which is why we elected Kate Middleton as our cover star for the August issue." "The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion's new royal icon," editor Aspasia Karras added. Of course, the world had some Photoshop fun when the Duchess bared her slim tummy during some volleyball shortly after giving birth to Prince George. Looking like she was never even pregnant, Kate donned skinny jeans and abs during the game, which fans turned into some amazing pictures, courtesy of a Photoshop competition. (Eonline)



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