Miley Cyrus, Neil Young and more stars lose homes in Woolsey Fire
Miley Cyrus, Neil Young, Robin Thicke and others have lost their homes to the Woolsey Fire that has forced thousands to evacuate in the Malibu area. "Completely devastated by the fires affecting my community," Miley wrote on Twitter on Nov. 11. "I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE [Liam Hemsworth] made it out safely & that's all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong."
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Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton win big at 2018 CMA Awards
Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton were among the big winners at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards in Nashville on Nov. 14. Keith tearfully thanked his wife, Nicole Kidman, during his acceptance speech for entertainer of the year, while Chris took home four trophies. Pregnant Carrie Underwood — who won female vocalist of the year for the fifth time and performed — also made a splash walking the red carpet in a beautiful Uel Camilo gown. While co-hosting the show with Brad Paisley, she announced the gender of her unborn baby: It's another boy!
AJ McLean opens about relapse and addiction struggles
Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean revealed that he relapsed this past year after struggling with drugs and alcohol for years. "You know, it's interesting about sobriety with family and with kids — you still have to put yourself first, and that's been a real big struggle for me," AJ told People magazine on Nov. 14. "Look, I have no shame in saying, I've relapsed over the past year. It's no secret that this is a disease, and that it's a daily struggle."
Ariana Grande earns first Billboard No. 1 with "Thank U, Next"
Ariana Grande debuted on top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her newest single, "Thank U, Next," which landed at No. 1 — a first for the pop star. The song, which was inspired by her ex boyfriends in the wake of her broken engagement to comedian Pete Davidson, unseated Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" featuring Cardi B, which spent seven weeks on top.
Justin Bieber reportedly taking a break from music during "season of self-discovery"
Justin Bieber reportedly has no plans to return to music right now and prefers to focus on new wife Hailey Baldwin, according to reports published on Nov. 14. "He's happy and content," a source told People magazine. "He is in love with Hailey. She encourages him to do whatever he wants to do and is encouraging him in this season of self-discovery."
BTS' agency issues apology for atomic bomb shirt, Nazi-emblem hat
An agency representing K-pop band BTS issued an apology on Nov. 14 after members of the group were spotted wearing a hat with a Nazi symbol and a T-shirt showing the explosion of an atomic bomb. "We would like to again offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who has suffered pain, distress and discomfort due to our shortcomings and oversight in ensuring that these matters receive our most careful attention," Big Hit Entertainment said in a statement.
Bruno Mars to give 24K Thanksgiving dinners to fellow Hawaiians
"24K Magic" singer Bruno Mars is donating 24K Thanksgiving dinners to people in need in his home state of Hawaii, according to press release published on Nov. 12. The superstar singer is working with the Salvation Army's Thanksgiving Dinner Program in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division to distribute the meals on Nov. 22, the Hawaii Community Foundation said.
NOLA band turns down Christina Aguilera after she offers to sing
Christina Aguilera might have an iconic voice, but not everyone wants to hear it! The singer revealed that she tried to sing with a local band, Claude Bryant and the All Stars, in New Orleans during a night off from her tour, and the band leader would not give her the microphone. "I was just like, 'Let me just get up on stage and jam with this guy, maybe I'll sing a song,'" Christina told the audience during a concert on Nov. 12. "He would not give me the mic! He was a little older… he was not feeling it! He was not going to give up his mic!" Claude later explained that he did not recognize Christina.