Miley Cyrus Sings “It’s Over” on Final “Chelsea Lately” Show

RCA RecordsTuesday night, Miley Cyrus helped Chelsea Handler bid farewell to Chelsea Lately, the comedienne's E! talk show.

Handler announced previously that she was leaving E! and heading to Netflix to create "docu-comedy specials" and also host Netflix's first talk show, which does not yet have a premiere date.

Miley performed Roy Orbison's appropriate torch song, "It's Over."  She also took part in a celebrity "We Are The World" spoof called "Goodbye to E!." The sing-along also featured Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Bobby BrownAlanis Morissette, country singer Trace Adkins, and many others.

In the show's closing moments, Handler asked people to donate to Cyrus' charity, My Friend's Place, the shelter in Hollywood that benefits homeless teens and helps them build self-sufficient lives.  "Y'all are rich," Miley said of her fellow celebrity chorus members, "so everybody here should donate, that's all I'm saying." Chelsea insisted she'd "make" her wealthy friends pony up, but implored regular people to do so, too.


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Jessie J Moving to the US Because People “Don’t Appreciate” Her in the UK

Matt Irwin/Republic RecordsJessie J's currently riding high with her hit "Bang Bang," and is anticipating the October release of her new album Sweet Talker.  But the British singer is also looking forward to moving from England to the U.S. permanently. Why? She feels that America cares more about her singing than her personal life.

"Home is where the heart is and my heart is with my family so I’ll always be coming back here," she tells the Daily Mail's Event magazine during an interview in London.  "But America, at present, is where the work is. I’ll just pack a big bag and fly a lot."

"In America, they see me as a singer, whereas here I feel that people don’t appreciate my voice," she explains. "'I’ve dedicated my life to singing and I want it to be taken seriously. Here it seems that all people want to know is what I’ve had for breakfast and who I’m sleeping with."

The interest in her sex life, Jessie admits, is partly her own fault, since she's spoken so openly in the past about being bisexual.   "Sometimes I’m an idiot. Sometimes I don’t know when to stop," she says about her tendency to over share on social media.  Now, though, she keeps her love life under wraps.

"Last year I was in a relationship for quite a long time," she reveals. "Not  in secret, but I chose for it not to be in public. And I had to leave the relationship because I was doing my best but I wasn’t being let in. I’ve written a song about it...I really needed to get it all out. It felt amazing. My music feels like it’s on the right path now."


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Rita Ora: Iggy Azalea Rejected My Idea of a Madonna/Britney-Style Kiss on VMAs

Def JamIggy Azalea and Rita Ora put on a show-stopping performance of "Black Widow" at Sunday night's MTV VMAs, but their performance could have been even hotter, if Iggy had gone along with Rita's plans for a girl-on-girl makeout session.

Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Rita reveals, "I said to Iggy we should just make out on stage, kiss during our performance. She told me that would be crazy because it’s already been done. Britney Spears and Madonna kissing was my favorite VMA performance ever.”

Rita admits that they were lucky to even be able to do their performance Sunday, since on Friday night, Iggy fell off stage at a pre-VMA concert. "Bless her. I was just happy she was OK because, God forbid, we couldn’t perform after all that. Can you imagine?" Rita says.

As far as "Black Widow" goes, Rita says, "To us, this is a duet about female empowerment. We wanted to do a song where it’s two blondes coming together as a unit.”

Iggy isn't Rita's only pal in the industry.  The British singer, who'll be releasing her own album next year, says she pals around with fellow Brits Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and model Cara Delevigne because "there aren’t that many real people in this industry," adding that those stars are "just the simplest, purest, funniest people you’ll ever meet.”

One Brit she's not hanging out with, though, is Scottish DJ and artist Calvin Harris, with whom she had a bitter breakup.  Regarding rumors that the release of her album is being pushed back because they're arguing over songs on the record that he produced, she tells The Sun, "It was always meant to have been released early next year. That’s never changed. I don’t understand why people said anything different."

Her current solo single, "I Will Never Let You Down," was written and produced by Harris.


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Usher Announces Cities for “The UR Experience Tour”

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Usher is coming to a city near you. The singer has revealed the first eight cities for his upcoming The UR Experience tour.

According to his official website, fans can expect Ursh to make stops in New York, Atlantic City, Chicago, Toronto, Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle.

The crooner announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he will reveal the second batch of dates very soon.

The upcoming trek will support his eighth studio album, rumored to be titled UR, a title that may have been leaked in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial.


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Justin Bieber Involved in Car Accident, Says “We Should Have Learned from the Death of Princess Diana”

Image credit: Ben WattsIt's been an eventful 24 hours for Justin Bieber.

On Tuesday afternoon, Justin reportedly was involved in an accident in West Hollywood. TMZ reports Justin was driving his Ferrari when he noticed a photographer trailing him in another vehicle.

Justin was so upset, the website states, that he hit the brakes, resulting in the shutterbug rear-ending the Ferrari.

It appears to have been a minor accident; the Ferrari was only scratched. Still, Justin was not pleased, tweeting, "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana. I don't have a problem with Paparazzi but when they act recklessly they put us all in danger."

The accident came just hours after TMZ published a report claiming that Justin attempted to snatch a phone away from a fan at a Dave & Buster's location in Hollywood on Monday night, because the fan took photos and video of him and Selena Gomez. However, police have told the Los Angeles Times that "no crime occurred."


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After Years of Insecurity, Demi Lovato Finally Feels “Grateful” and “Beautiful” in Plunging Red Dress

Credit: Giuliano BekorDemi Lovato turned heads at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards wearing a fire-engine red gown with an extremely plunging top that showed off her assets.  The singer then took to Instagram to explain that her outfit reflects her new positive body image, after years of torturing herself with insecurities.

Posting a series of photos of herself on the VMA red carpet over the years, including the one from Sunday, Demi wrote, "This picture makes me feel so many mixed emotions.. I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for Spanx to flatten my stomach because I use to feel so heavy and 'fat.' Now looking at this picture, you can clearly see my hip bones."

"It makes me sad because I wasted so many years ashamed of my body when I could've been living the happy and healthy life I live today," she continues. "It TRULY just goes to show you that your perceptions can lie to you. OR they can make you learn to enjoy life."

"Fortunately looking at the picture of myself in the red dress...I not only feel so grateful for the love and support I've had from fans, friends and family, but... I also feel.. beautiful," she concluded. "I'm so excited to live my life the way I deserve to and to the complete fullest. Thank you guys once again.. I'm so thankful for my Lovatics. I love you... And never forget that staying strong is worth it."

Demi entered rehab in 2010 for eating disorders and self-harm, and also has battled substance abuse, but these days, she's doing fine. She'll launch her world tour at the beginning of September.



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Arrest Warrant Out for Homeless Man Who Accepted Miley Cyrus’ VMA

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTVThe Cinderella story of the homeless youth who Miley Cyrus sent to accept her MTV VMA award on Sunday night now has an ugly twist:  the 22-year-old, Jesse Helt, has a police record and is currently a wanted man.

Helt was arrested for attempting to break into an apartment in Oregon in 2010; he was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief and was placed on probation.  A few months later, his probation officer stated that Helt had skipped a check-in appointment, failed a drug test and violated other requirements of his probation. 

In March of 2011, Helt signed a statement stating that he'd stopped smoking pot and wouldn't violate his probation anymore.  But in April of 2011, his probation officer recommended that a warrant be issued for his arrest due to continued violations.  In November of 2011, the warrant was issued, and all his violations were listed. For example, Helt didn't complete his court-ordered, community service; didn't report for scheduled check-ins; and still owes the court more than $1,800.  That warrant is still in effect.

Helt's mom told The Oregonian newspaper that he moved to L.A. a few years ago "to make it on his own," and has been homeless on and off since then.  He met Miley when she visited My Friend's Place, an L.A. center for homeless youth.

At the VMAs, Helt gave a powerful speech raising awareness of L.A's growing population of homeless young people, and asking fans to join Miley in helping the cause.

On Tuesday, perhaps in response to the report, Miley tweeted, "People who are homeless have lived very hard lives. Jesse included. I hope that this can be the start of a national conversation about youth homelessness and how to end it. Does looking down upon the homeless help people excuse their inaction?"

She later added, "The media never fails to disappoint. You've chosen to go after Jesse instead of covering the issue of youth homelessness :(. While they obsesses over one homeless mans legal issue lets help the other 1.6 million homeless youth."

 
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Ed Sheeran Douses Courteney Cox in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Credit: Ben WattsEd Sheeran and Courteney Cox are pals -- such good pals, in fact, that he introduced her to her current fiance.  So it's no wonder she enlisted him to help her complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

In Cox's video, she's sitting on the edge of a pool while Ed stands next to her holding a pail.  She acknowledges that her old Friend, Jennifer Aniston, challenged her, tells everyone to make donations, and then nominates her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol.  She also nominates Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and actress Isla Fisher, a friend of hers.

Then, Ed pours a pail of water on her, and two additional guys come running up and dump two more pails on her.

Ed posted his own challenge video last week, after Taylor Swift -- who else? -- nominated him.


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Taylor Swift Already Thinking About Next Tour; Says a Relationship “Isn’t Really Possible Right Now”

Getty Images for MTVTaylor Swift is a few months away from releasing her new album, 1989, but she says she's already imagining what the songs on the disc will sound like onstage when she launches her next tour.

Speaking to London's Capital FM radio, Taylor says, "I'm always thinking about the tour.  As soon as I write a song, I start thinking about...'Would this be in the set list? Where would we put this?' So I'm always thinking about that, 'cause it's my favorite element of things."

She adds, "When you put out a song, and then you get to out into the crowd...and just see everybody singing the words back [to you], it's a pretty surreal moment."

Taylor gave us a preview of what her tour might look like on Sunday night's MTV VMAs, when she performed "Shake It Off" in a number that's been described as a cross between Madonna's "Material Girl" video and The Great Gatsby.

The singer will certainly be going non-stop for the next few months, gearing up for the album release and planning the tour, so it's no wonder she recently told the British paper The Guardian that romance is the farthest thing from her mind. 

Asked if she values her close female friendships -- with the likes of Lorde and Lena Dunham -- over having a boyfriend, Taylor says, "Without a doubt. Because the other alternative isn’t really possible right now. It just doesn’t seem like a possibility in the near future. It doesn’t ever work. What works is having incredible girlfriends who I can trust and tell anything.”


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Police: “No Crime Occurred” in Latest Justin Bieber Mobile Phone Incident

Credit: Ben WattsLos Angeles police say that contrary to a report on TMZ, Justin Bieber is not facing charges of robbery.

The Los Angeles Times reports that police responded to a call at a Dave & Buster's in Hollywood Monday night after someone used their mobile phone to shoot video of Justin.  There was a report that Justin's security team may have forcibly taken the phone, but it turned out not to be true, according to police.

"There's been no theft, no scuffle and no crime occurred," Officer Sara Faden told The Times.

TMZ had claimed that Justin "lunged" at the fan in an attempt to take the phone, but security held him back and he never touched the fan.  TMZ said that the fan wanted to press charges, possibly for attempted battery, attempted theft and attempted robbery.

Back in May, a woman also accused Justin of grabbing her phone after she shot video of him.  After an investigation, police declined to file misdemeanor charges against the singer.


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