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Justin Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 4, in Minneapolis. Timberlake will become the first person to perform at the Super Bowl for a third time. He first appeared in 2001 as part of N’SYNC, alongside Aerosmith and his former girlfriend Britney Spears. The next time was in 2004 with Janet Jackson, which resulted in an infamous wardrobe malfunction that barred Jackson from ever performing on the Super Bowl stage again.

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Pink’s new album Beautiful Trauma has debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with 408,000 equivalent album units earned—the biggest debut by a female artist this year. Gucci Mane debuts at No. 2 with Mr. Davis and Beck closes the pedestal at No. 3 with Colors. Indie singer St. Vincent debuts at No. 10 with her album Masseduction—her highest charting entry.

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The American Music Awards will honor Diana Ross as their 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award.  A five-time AMAs winner, Ross is a Motown legend. Her career spans over six decades, and gave the world hits such as “I’m Coming Out,” “Endless Love” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” as a part of the girl band, The Supremes.

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Barbra Streisand’s most recent concert engagement, “Barbra: The Music, The Mem’ries, The Magic,” will stream on Netflix, starting on Nov. 22. The recording will feature Streisand’s hits, as well as music from her latest album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.

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Emmy, Oscar and Grammy winner Cher is set to make an appearance in the sequel to the 2008 film Mamma Mia! Cher will portray Meryl Streep’s character, Donna Sheridan’s mother, whose younger self is portrayed in flashbacks by Lily James. The 2018 sequel, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, is scheduled to be released on June 20 and will feature the entire cast reprising their roles. Cher and Streep have already worked together before in the 1983 film Silkwood, for which they both received Oscar nominations.

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Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger will portray the legendary actress and singer Judy Garland in a new film titled Judy. Directed by Rupert Goold and set in the winter of 1968, the film will focus on Garland’s final London concerts, as well as her personal life in the last years of her career.

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The head of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, has been suspended from his position after Isa Dick Hackett, an executive producer of Amazon’s “The Man in the High Castle,” shared with The Hollywood Reporter that Price sexually harassed her. The announcement comes at a time when, following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the topic of sexual harassment has become the most prominent issue in Hollywood.

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