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Miley Cyrus to Co-Host ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ With Pete Davidson

Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes Announce Their Breakup

Katy Perry Is ‘Pleased as Punch’ That Her Beatles Cover Raised $100K on Giving Tuesday

Billie Eilish Does the Same ‘Vanity Fair’ Interview for a Fifth Year in a Row

Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus to Co-Host ‘Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party’ With Pete Davidson

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It’s official: New Year’s Eve 2021 will be a “Party in the U.S.A.” On Monday (Nov. 29), NBC announced that Miley Cyrus is set to host the network’s special to ring in 2022.

Titled Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party, the telecast will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels and co-hosted by Pete Davidson. Additional celebrity guests and musical performances for the evening are expected to be announced in coming weeks.

“In what is sure to be an exciting and fun evening, we are looking forward to partnering with Lorne Michaels and ringing in 2022 with a night of incredible entertainment, led by Miley and Pete,” said NBCUniversal executive vice president of live events, specials and E! News Jen Neal said in a statement.

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party will be broadcast live from Miami on the night of Dec. 31 from 10 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET on NBC. Viewers will also be able to livestream the festivities on Peacock, the network’s streaming service.

Meanwhile, in the coming year, the pop singer will resume touring in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on all things live music. In fact, she’s already slated to perform at the 2022 Super Bowl Music Fest as well as headline Lollapalooza’s Argentinian and Brazilian iterations alongside Foo Fighters, The Strokes, Doja Cat, A$AP Rocky and Martin Garrix.

While Cyrus’ excellent rock-tinged 2020 studio set Plastic Hearts was skipped in this year’s Grammy nominations, the star took the snub in stride, tweeting out a list of 30 other iconic artists who never won a Grammy and writing, “In good company” with an unbothered “rock on” emoji.

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Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes Announce Their Breakup

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After two-plus years of dating, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announced Wednesday (Nov. 17) that they’ve broken up but will “continue to be best friends.”

The pair shared a matching statement, signed “Camila and Shawn,” on their respective Instagram Stories.

“Hey guys, we’ve decided to end our romantic relationship but our love for one another as humans is stronger than ever,” the statement reads. “We started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends. We so appreciate your support from the beginning and moving forward.”

Though they didn’t start dating until July 2019, the pair met in 2014 when Mendes and Cabello’s then-group Fifth Harmony both opened for Austin Mahone on tour. In November 2015, they released “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which hit the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their next duet, 2019’s “Señorita,” would go all the way to No. 1 on the Hot 100. It won an American Music Award for collaboration of the year and received a Grammy nomination for best pop duo/group performance. The first public confirmation of their romantic relationship came after the song’s release, in July 2019, when they were spotted walking and holding hands in West Hollywood.

They confirmed that they were a couple in September that year, when they shared a purposely awkward kiss on social media.

Cabello is currently finishing up her third studio album, Familia, which includes the lead single “Don’t Go Yet.” Mendes will kick off his Wonder: The World Tour in March and most recently released “Summer of Love” with Puerto Rican producer Tainy in August.

Looks like Shawn Mendes could be channeling his heartbreak into a new song. On Tuesday (Nov. 30), the singer-songwriter took to Instagram to tease a new single titled “It’ll Be Okay.”

Set against a stark, black backdrop with the track’s title scrawled across the screen, the 12-second clip features Mendes singing, “Are we gonna make it?/ Is this gonna hurt?” over swelling, organ-esque synth

“It’ll Be Okay” arrives just two weeks after the Canadian crooner and girlfriend Camila Cabello announced their breakup after more than two years together. At the time, the “Señorita” collaborators released a joint statement promising fans that they “started our relationship as best friends and will continue to be best friends.”

Whether it’s a one-off or a taste of more to come, the ballad’s release date also falls just shy of the one-year anniversary of Mendes’ most recent studio set, 2020’s Wonder. Led by the bombastic title track and all-star Justin Bieber collab “Monster,” the LP rocketed to the top of the Billboard 200, becoming the singer’s fourth consecutive album to land at No. 1 on the tally.

Now, the newly single star is prepping for 2022’s Wonder: The World Tour, which kicks off its European leg on March 14 in Copenhagen, Denmark before heading stateside next summer with openers Dermot Kennedy and Tate McRae.

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Katy Perry Is ‘Pleased as Punch’ That Her Beatles Cover Raised $100K on Giving Tuesday

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Katy Perry couldn’t be happier that her cover of The Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love” helped raise a rather sizable donation for this year’s Giving Tuesday.

In fact, the pop star took to Twitter on Tuesday to share that the Spotify exclusive had helped rake in a six-figure check for child poverty nonprofit Baby2Baby on behalf of Gap, writing, “Pleased as punch that so many of you streamed my All You Need is Love track on @Spotify. Because of it, @Gap will be donating $100k to @baby2baby #GivingTuesday.”

On her jaunty take, Perry tackles the 1967 No. 1 Hot 100 hit by the Fab Four with gusto, singing, “Nothing you can make that can’t be made/ No one you can save that can’t be saved/ Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time/ It’s easy/ All you need is love/ All you need is love/ All you need is love, love/ Love is all you need,” over the orchestral swell of strings, a horn section and a steadily strumming acoustic guitar.

Meanwhile, the “Daisies” singer is currently in the midst of preparing for the kick-off of her first-ever Las Vegas residency, “Katy Perry: Play,” which is set to raise the curtain on Dec. 29 at Resorts World Las Vegas. Earlier this week, she even channeled Elvis Presley, wearing a glittery jumpsuit, long brown wig and massive belt buckle emblazoned with “KP LV” in a new teaser video for the Sin City musical extravaganza.

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Billie Eilish Does the Same ‘Vanity Fair’ Interview for a Fifth Year in a Row

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Billie Eilish was almost certainly feeling deja vu as she sat for her yearly video interview with Vanity Fair on Oct. 18. While the questions remain the same in the video, which was released Tuesday (Nov. 30), the superstar’s answers (and hair color!) showed her growth over the last half-decade.

The annual tradition started when the teenage pop sensation was just a 15-year-old newcomer, back in the simpler days when she only had a mere 257,000 Instagram followers. (Four years later, she now boasts upward of 94.1 million — including Kylie Jenner, the third most-followed person on the platform.)

Reflecting on her pandemic-era answers from 2020, Eilish couldn’t help but laugh at herself. “Gosh, that girl was going through an identity crisis. Oh my gosh!” she said. “You can see it in my eyes. I mean, really. The low bun? Please. What’s going on?”

Looking back at how her confidence had grown from 2017 to 2019, the singer claimed that “nothing will ever top that 2019 ego.” But, she was quick to explain, there’s a reason. “I was feelin’ myself, that is for sure,” she said. “It’s because I had been so miserable for so long, that I finally wasn’t and I just never shut up about it. But I’ve been…I’ve been good. I mean, I’m starting to have, like, an adulthood. Which is new for me and very exciting, and I have had new experiences and new people and lots of love.”

Eilish also said this year that her perspective on meeting the world’s expectations have changed as she’s entered into adulthood. “I feel a lot of pressure, but I would also say, like, back then…I was pretty overall loved, I would say. To be honest. So I was, like, scared ’cause I really wanted to keep that love. And now, like, tons of people hate me,” she said with a laugh. “So I’m not worried anymore. I’m like, ‘Oh, OK well, if you like me, you like me; if you don’t, you don’t. So…”

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