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The 2024 Ohio Bike Week block party lineup was revealed Friday. Poison’s Bret Michaels will be rocking downtown Sandusky with a free show Saturday June 1st. Thursday will mark the return of Jackyl, while Kiss’s Ace Frehley will play Friday night. All shows are free, but VIP passes for the best seating and other perks are on sale for $99 at OhioBikeWeek.com. (Ohio Bike Week)

Taylor Swift announced the fourth and final variant of her upcoming album, The Tortured Poets Department, during her second Eras Tour concert in Singapore on Sunday. The reveal arrived during the surprise songs portion of the pop superstar’s set, where she performed a mashup of Evermore’s “Long Story Short” and “The Story of Us” off Speak Now. It also marked the debut live performance of “Long Story Short.”
“I kind of wanted to show you something that nobody else has seen,” Swift told the audience before unveiling the fourth variant, titled “The Black Dog.”
The black-and-white cover art featured a photo of Swift holding her head in an upward position, while the back includes another fierce snapshot along with the quote, “Old habits die screaming.” The fourth variant of The Tortured Poets Department is scheduled for release on April 19. (Billboard)

Taylor Swift has been spreading good vibes on her Eras Tour, but she’s created some “Bad Blood” on the Asian leg — by leaving a number of countries off her visit list. Tay, who kicks off a six-show run in Singapore on Friday, will only be performing in that country and in Japan, which has angered leaders of neighboring lands. According to the Wall Street Journal, Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin complained that Singapore had subsidized Swift’s tour on the condition that the pop star skip over the rest of the region. He says he would have made the same offer because “Every business from hotels, tourism industry, down to the barbecue pork stalls would definitely want that.”
Many of the more than 300,000 tickets sold in Singapore have gone to overseas fans who will fly in, and hotels and restaurants have been cashing in. The city’s iconic five-star hotel, the Marina Bay Sands, is offering “The Wildest Dreams Package,” which comes with a three-night stay, four VIP tickets and a round-trip limo ride from the airport. The cost: nearly $40,000.

Taylor Swift is reportedly writing songs about boyfriend Travis Kelce. Usually Taylor writes about her exes, but this time she’s writing about her current beau and expressing “her feelings about falling” for the NFL star. According to Us magazine, she’s already written two tunes. But fans may never hear them. A source says, “She likely won’t share them with anyone. They’re very special. Songs are like poetry to her. Just like most people journal, Taylor writes lyrics. Her relationship with Travis has inspired her.”

Bruce Springsteen has announced a new best-of collection, which coincides with the launch of his latest leg of tour dates on April 19th. Aptly titled Best of Bruce Springsteen, the 18-song collection will be available as a 1xCD and 2xLP set. A special “Jersey Devil” vinyl color variant will be available exclusively through Amazon. The career-spanning tracklist includes Springsteen classics such as “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight),” “Thunder Road,” Badlands,” “Dancing in the Dark,” and “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” alongside newer songs such as “Hello Sunshine” and “Letter To You.” An expanded 31-song digital release will also be available on April 19th.
After cutting short his 2023 tour due to health issues, Springsteen is due back on the road starting on March 19th in Phoenix, Arizona. (consequence.net)

Bruce Springsteen 2024 Tour Dates:
04/21 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena

The vocal part of Justin Timberlake’s new single, “Drown,” came to him really easily — which kind of bummed him out. In an Instagram video, J.T. explains “The song wrote itself so quickly. It kind of annoyed me, because sometimes you have this thing like, ‘Oh, if you didn’t struggle to write the song, maybe it’s not worth it.’ The last time that happened was ‘Mirrors.’ I sat on that song for, like, five years.”
Justin notes that smooth road continued through the recording process, saying “The vocal that you hear is the demo vocal. I recorded it line by line as we were writing it, just to demo it out. The most we listened back to it, the more it had this honesty to it that I didn’t want to change anything.”
Justin’s still teasing the upcoming Everything I Thought It Was, which is set to drop on March 15th.

 

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Hailey Bieber isn’t too thrilled that her actor-dad Stephen Baldwin put out a public plea to pray for her and husband Justin Bieber. And now it seems she wants the public to know prayers aren’t really needed right now.
“Words could never describe the beauty of who you are,” wrote the model and social media star. The post was in celebration of Justin’s 30th birthday last Friday. “Happy birthday to you… love of my life for life.” Stephen Baldwin and pastor Victor Marx both recently asked followers to pray that they could “have wisdom, protection and to draw close to the Lord.”

Conflicting reports came in over the weekend concerning the future of Fifth Harmony. The group has been on “indefinite hiatus” since before the pandemic. Multiple sources denied the New York Post report that “Fifth Harmony is in talks to reunite.” Camila Cabello supposedly is involved in negotiations with the group she once abandoned. The insider told The Post that Normani, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane and Lauren Jauregui are supportive of a reunion. The stated reason for a hiatus was to “pursue solo endeavors.” You already know how well that’s going for them. Only last month Normani finally announced her debut album, Dopamine. Cabello has teased new music on the horizon while Lauren, Dinah and Ally have not left an impact on the music scene. (Rolling Stone)

Ed Sheeran is thinking about buying a 16th-century mansion that’s filled with ghosts. Ed reportedly has his eye on Glemham Hall, which is currently on the market for about $24-million, and sits about six miles from his current compound in Framingham, England. According to the Scottish Daily Express, it includes “a bunch of ghosts that stalk the building.” The paper’s source adds that there’s a child’s bedroom filled with “original toys from a bygone era, which have been seen to move on their own and children’s voices heard,” along with “cold spots” on the stairs and creaking floorboards in the servant’s quarters. Then again, the insider says “That shouldn’t be a deal breaker for Ed as he reckons he already has a little girl ghost that lives in the cottage on his Sheeranville estate that’s been upsetting the cleaners.”

Billie Eilish once broke up with a boyfriend after having a dream about actor Christian Bale.
“A couple years ago I had a dream about Christian Bale and it was like in a little cafe in the sunlight, and it made me realize that I had to break up with my boyfriend,” she divulged during an interview Friday at an Oscars nominee luncheon.
Her brother, Finneas, who was also in the interview, began laughing at the anecdote, which encouraged the 22-year-old “Bad Guy” singer to double down.
“Genuinely,” she continued. “I woke up and I came to my senses.”
Eilish — whose song, “What Was I Made For?,” from the “Barbie” soundtrack is nominated for an Oscar — did not reveal the identity of who she dumped, but she was last romantically linked to The Neighbourhood’s singer Jesse Rutherford. (PageSix.com)

Miley Cyrus was reportedly unaware of any alleged “drama” surrounding her sister Noah Cyrus, mother Tish Cyrus and her mom’s new husband Dominic Purcell, a source tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“Miley had no idea about the drama with Dominic. No idea at all,” the insider says of the singer, after a source revealed earlier this week that Noah and the much-older Purcell had been seeing each other before his marriage to Tish.
“She confronted her mom about it. She thinks it’s a strange situation, but she loves her mom and wants her to be happy,” the insider adds.
Earlier this week, a source told PEOPLE that the younger Cyrus sister “was offended” over her mom’s relationship with the Prison Break star. Tish and Purcell exchanged their “I dos” in maid-of-honor Miley’s backyard on Aug. 19, 2023. Noah was not present at the ceremony. (People)

MUSIC EVENTS TODAY:
Gloria Estefan on The Thread (YouTube)
Paloma Faith on Meyers (NBC)
Audie Awards in L.A.

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