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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Justin Timberlake postpones another show as vocal problems continue. Justin Timberlake has postponed another show on his "Man of the Woods" tour as his struggle with bruised vocal cords continues. The latest date to be postponed is the show at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, although as with the other bumped concerts, promoter Live Nation immediately announced a rescheduled date, this one on March 15 at the same venue. The postponements began when the singer bumped his Oct. 24 date at Madison Square Garden in New York, saying on social media: "Hey guys, I'm sorry to announce I have to postpone the show at MSG tonight on doctor's orders. My vocal cords are severely bruised. I'm gonna make this up to you and the new show will be on my birthday, January 31. More info to come. Again, I'm so sorry to do this, but excited to see you soon. Love, J" He'd successfully sung his way through a gig at the venue two nights earlier, doing his usual two-hour, 26-song set. Ironically, Monday's show was a make-up gig itself, following the postponement of a March concert scheduled for Madison Square Garden that Timberlake had put off due to a Nor'Easter. But a series of postponements have followed, in Buffalo, N.Y.; Tacoma, Wash.; Los Angeles; Phoenix; Las Vegas; Fresno, Calif.; and Portland, OR, along with Oakland. At press time no announcement had been made on the status of the next date, scheduled for Saturday in Omaha, although a rep for the singer said a statement is expected later. Timberlake has a total of eight concerts scheduled before the end of the year, with the tour slated to kick off again on Jan. 4 in Washington, DC. (PageSix)

James Arthur, the British former X Factor U.K. winner, teamed up with his compatriot and fellow U.K. chart-topper Anne-Marie for a dramatic performance of "Rewrite the Stars," off The Greatest Showman  Reimagined album. The reworked cut has already cruised to more than 50 million global streams since its release last month, and it should get a lift after the latest, dramatic performance. (Billboard)

Travis Scott isn't taking any chances with "wifey" and daughter on the road -- he's deploying extreme security measures that would make President Trump feel safe. Sources close to Travis tell TMZ ... anytime Kylie Jenner and Stormi come to one of his "Astroworld" concerts, Travis brings in 5 or 6 additional security guards to run a battery of Secret Service-style maneuvers. We're told the "Sicko Mode" rapper has them conduct thorough sweeps of the dressing room and backstage areas for more than an hour. The guards also confer on best exit routes for Trav and the fam in the worst-case scenario. Our sources say it's a night and day difference from when Travis is alone on the road. Even Kylie and Stormi's itinerary is kept under lock and key -- known ONLY to their bodyguards and management. It's a ton more work and effort, but we're told the team looks forward to the tour visits because Travis is in a much better mood when Stormi and Kylie join him. (TMZ)

Bruce Springsteen won't be touring with E Street Band in 2019. Bruce Springsteen will not be touring with the E Street Band in 2019. Springsteen on Tuesday posted on Twitter that they hope to be back soon. But The Boss says he wants a break after his "Springsteen on Broadway" show wraps up on Dec. 15 and he's working on various recording projects. Springsteen says members of the band are out performing with their own projects and deserve support. Springsteen wished his fans "Happy Holidays!" (PageSix)

Trina Braxton has an interesting thought about radio stations banning the Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" in the #MeToo era -- and it's basically this ... Too. Damn. Far. The singer was at LAX Tuesday where our photog gave her props for her and her sisters' new holiday album, "Braxton Family Christmas," which spurred a convo about the latest holiday controversy -- certain stations yanking 'Baby It's Cold' because critics think it promotes date rape. If you've never paid attention to the lyrics, the song's about a woman trying to leave a date, while the guy insists she stay. One of the more problematic verses ... "Well maybe just a half a drink more // I'll put some records on while I pour // The neighbors might think // Baby it's bad out there // Say what's in this drink?" Much as Trina defended the song, even she told us that verse is pretty shaky. Still, she says it's a classic that shouldn't be touched, and besides ... she reminds us the woman decides to stay in the end. So, can we expect a Braxton version? We'll let Trina speak for herself here. (TMZ)

Lil Pump arrested for flipping off Danish cops. Lil Pump has run afoul of the law after flipping the bird at some cops in Denmark. The 18-year-old rapper was forced to cancel a concert Tuesday after police caught him flipping them off, reports TMZ. According to the website, the incident happened after Pump and his crew were detained for unknown reasons in Copenhagen. On the way to the police station, the rapper took out his phone and started a live stream on Instagram in which he taunted the police officers behind their backs. Reportedly, police got wind of the video, leading to the rapper being detained for an even longer period of time. It forced him to cancel a show in Finland on Tuesday. This is Pump's third run-in with the law this year. In August, he was arrested for driving without a license in Miami. Months before that, in February, he was arrested for shooting his gun while home alone in Los Angeles. A rep for the rapper did not respond to a request for comment. (PageSix)

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