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When you think of an Ellie Goulding track, you think of her ethereal vocals on a touching ballad or club-ready dance anthem. Clearly, there is more than meets the eye. The 27-year-old Brit has an inner gangsta lurking in that demure frame. “Bitch, I got it now,” she declares in the hook. And boy does she ever.

Heavy Crown” is absolutely brilliant. I’m surprised this isn’t the lead single off Iggy Azalea’s Reclassified due out on November 24. It’s menacing, powerful and anthemic. The juxtaposition of their contrasting styles is absolutely riveting. This needs to be the next official single. If not only to see these two lovely ladies star in the accompanying music video.

By far, this is the best new duet on Azalea’s reissue of her debut LP. “Beg For It,” featuring MØ is solid, but not nearly as refreshing as this. And don’t even get me started on “Trouble” featuring Jennifer Hudson.

That’s disappointing and mediocre on all levels. On paper, you’d think the duo would create magic. But alas not. So far, Iggy and J-Hud are 0-2 in my books with their collabos. Someone please give them a track worthy of their talents.

Thankfully, there’s “Heavy Crown.” This has massive potential to be another smash for the Aussie femcee. I’m curious to see if she can follow up her amazing breakthrough year in 2015. Ponder that thought while you check out her latest below.

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I f*cked a magical child! I’m going to go to jail,” declares Darren Criss in Funny or Die’s latest clip. If you think about it, he’s absolutely right. In movies like Big, 13 Going On 30 or other body-swapping films, an adult usually ends up romancing the teen-turned-grownup lead character. It’s kinda icky and gross, if you really think about it. They’re essentially having a sexual relationship with a child. Where’s Law & Order: SVU‘s Olivia Benson when you need her?

Evan Rachel Wood stars in FoD’s re-imagining of the Tom Hanks’ 80s classic comedy. She plays the teenager who’s magically transported into an adult body. Wood and Criss recreate some of the film’s most iconic moments including the memorable piano scene. Since it’s a Funny or Die spoof, everything has a sexual connotation. Check out the site’s spoof below which includes plenty of ‘vagina sex.’

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When I heard a snippet of Olly Murs and Demi Lovato’s collaboration, I wasn’t ready to cast full judgement yet. After hearing “Up” in its entirety, I confidently say, I’m a fan. It doesn’t have huge smash written all over it, but the pop-folky track could do some damage on radio and on the charts. Here’s what Demi recently said about their duet.

“It’s kind of got this folky, country vibe. It’s super catchy, I love it. He’s the sweetest guy in the world and I’m excited I got to work with him, he’s got good energy.”

Up” will appear on the 30-year-old English singer-songwriter’s new album, Never Been Better and will also be included on Lovato’s special deluxe release of her album Demi. With the one-two punch of “Wrapped Up” and this, the Brit’s new LP is shaping up to be a solid effort.

Give their collabo a listen below. Their voices blend surprisingly well together on the fun mid-tempo song. Be sure to weigh in afterward.

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To quote Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” That certainly applies to Sean Hayes.

Last week, CBS announced it was canceling The Millers. The failed series was the second sitcom featuring Hayes to get axed in the past couple years. On the flip side, the 44-year-old actor experienced a huge life moment also last week.

Hayes tied the knot with his longtime partner Scott Icenogle. They reportedly exchanged vows in a small private ceremony at their home in Los Angeles.

Sean announced their engagement last month after dating for eight years. He made the announcement via Twitter by posting a #TBT photo of their blessed day. Congrats to the happy couple. Check out the pic below.

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Ty Herndon has been a fixture in country music since the 90s with 17 Billboard hits to his credit. His last album, Lies I Told Myself, was released in 2013. One lie he was telling the world and himself was regarding his sexuality. In powerful interviews with both People and Entertainment Tonight, the 52-year-old singer comes out as a homosexual.

“I’m an out, proud and happy gay man,” the 51-year-old singer tells People. “I have made a lot of mistakes in my life. They’ve been my mistakes, and I own them. I’ve done a lot of work around forgiveness with people that I’ve hurt and people I’ve not been honest with because of my sexuality.”

Herndon has been married twice to women. He says both of his ex-wives were aware that he was gay. Ty also reveals he’s in a long-term relationship with his partner Matt who helped him come out throughout the years.

Historically speaking, country music hasn’t been the most open with ‘out’ artists but has made huge strides in recent years. One significant move was Kacey Musgraves winning top honors at the CMAs for her LGBT hit, “Follow Your Arrow.”

“Traditionally in country music, we don’t see a lot of support for the LGBT community, but that’s changing so much. Nashville is changing so much. I mean my goodness… Kacey Musgraves won Song of the Year for [the lyrics] ‘follow your arrow, wherever it points,’ and two amazing songwriters that happened to be gay wrote that song,” he tells ET.

Check out a snippet of his ET interview below which airs Thursday night.

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Entertainment Weekly put the leading ladies of the Barden Bellas on the cover of its latest issue. A day after Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow don feather boas, the first trailer for the highly-anticipated trailer debuts online. Fans will be pleased to know it kicks off with a beautiful group a capella performance of “Cups (When I’m Gone).” Aca-mazing!!!

The gang is all back with a couple of new additions including Hailee Steinfeld, Chrissie Fit and Katey Sagel. It appears Pitch Perfect 2 is all about the girls competing against their rivals, the Treblemakers, once again, but this time on the international stage at the World Championships. Elizabeth Banks reprises her role as newscaster Gail and also makes her directorial debut.

Check out the first trailer below. Highlight for me is watching Wilson do a bunch of slapstick including body surfing down a flight of stairs. As Fat Amy states, she nails it!!! Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters on May 15, 2015.

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On American Horror Story: Freak Show we’ve seen the cast cover David Bowie, Fiona Apple and Lana Del Rey so far. On last night’s episode, the FX anthology took on Nirvana. It was Evan Peters’ turn to step up to the mic to show off his vocal chops. I have to say, he did the grunge classic “Come As You Are” justice. I can’t wait for Kathy Bates to show what she’s got in an upcoming episode when she covers Hole’s “Doll Parts.”

If you’ve been scratching your head trying to figure out Ryan Murphy’s decision-making process for why he chooses the songs, he recently revealed his reasons to Entertainment Weekly. “We decided we only were going to highlight musical artists who at some point in their career had identified themselves as feeling like freaks or misfits or outcasts, which our people are going through,” Murphy shares. Kinda makes sense, doesn’t it?

If you missed Peters’ performance, give it a whirl below. And if you have, give it another spin. Definitely worth it. It’s one of my favorites this season, in addition to Sarah Paulson’s “Criminal.”

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Chris Zylka Shows Off His Ink For Un-Titled Project

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Are you missing the HBO series The Leftovers? Craving your Chris Zylka fill? You’re in luck. The 29-year-old actor emerges from the show’s hiatus to appear in a revealing editorial for Un-Titled Project.

Photographer Dennis Golonka snaps Zylka in his Calvin undies, a couple of youthful pieces and not much more. In some of the more revealing shots, Chris shows off his many tattoos. Check out more photos below.

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"The Meticulous One" : Formerly the VP of a Top 20 kids/teen online magazine property, Donovan brings his online expertise for this project. Donovan and Brian have been together for almost a decade! Who knew relationships could last this long. He's the one taking the pictures, with a library consisting of thousands of photos - he's got dirt on all of us. Check out his Q&A questionnaire. Follow him on Twitter!

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