Justin Bieber Zoomed
into a Florida hospital on Wednesday to help Ryan Seacrest
open the latest outpost of his charitable Seacrest Studios
The new studio, located in Orlando’s Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, will offer hospitalized children a chance to host radio and TV shows, watch live musical performances, play games and interview celebrity guests. Over the years, Seacrest Studios have been visited by stars like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Usher.
Britney Spears celebrated her birthday yesterday by offering fans a couple of gifts — a classic album reissue with two rare tracks, one of which is now out as a single.
The revamped version of Glory
is due just before Christmas, but we’re getting a taste of what’s to come right now, with “Swimming in the Stars.” That track
is streaming, but is also available as a limited-edition single, exclusively at Urban Outfitters
Billboard magazine just gave its annual Women in Music Icon Award to Jennifer Lopez — and though she’s honored, she says that success hasn’t changed her.
J-Lo tells Billboard
, “I will always be Jenny from the Block. I’m the people’s icon. I’m the person that you look at and say, “I can do that because she did it. I am the person that people relate to, the person who’s down to earth, who’s loving and cries and is caring and tough — all the things you would expect this little Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx to be.”
And as for being elevated to Icon status? “I think of an icon as somebody who defines a moment or an era. Someone like Barbra Streisand — a singer, actor, producer and a director who wound up defining movies in a different way, because her beauty wasn’t typical. When I started working in my early 20s, it was size zero models on the cover of magazines. Tall, blonde, white, sometimes Black. But never Latina. I didn’t shy away from being from the Bronx, I didn’t shy away from my humble beginnings. I embraced all of it to be who I was and offer something really different.”
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