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Justin Timberlake Postpones the Rest of His 2018 Tour Dates -- and Jonah Hill Offers to Fill In. It's Jonah Hill to the rescue! After Justin Timberlake notified fans he would have to postpone the rest of his 2018 Man of the Woods Tour dates, the 21 Jump Street star offered to fill in for the singer. Timberlake broke the news to his social media followers on Wednesday, citing his bruised vocal cords as the reason for the delay. "Hey Guys, I'm sure you have heard that I've had to postpone several tour dates due to bruised vocal cords," he wrote via a shared note on Instagram. "My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal yet, so my doctors want me to continue to rest my voice. They have asked me to hold off on singing until next month. I'm really sorry, I want to be back on the stage and I am doing all I can to get there quickly. Thank you for understanding -- I see all of your posts and I appreciate the support and the love. I look forward to coming back stronger than I was before. More to come on rescheduled dates. " Hill then offered to step up to the plate. "I have decided to fill in got JT on his remaining dates," the actor wrote in the comments section. "It's what we do in our incredibly small circle of people with extraordinary voices. Feel better. I got you until you do." The former 'N Sync member then thanked the Superbad star for offering to pitch in. "@jonahhill well guys... I was gonna wait for my next post to unleash this wonderful news. BUT... you heard it here first," Timberlake replied back. "Jonah crushes 'Mirrors' too so you guys are gonna LOVE IT. Thanks man!" Jeremy Renner also seemed in favor of this idea. "And let's not forget your killer dance moves Jonah, that may rival JT's... " The Hurt Locker actor wrote. However, Trevor Noah seemed more interested in helping JT heal. "Let's go on a silent retreat together JT," The Daily Show host quipped. This wasn't the first time Timberlake has had to postpone one of his concerts. He also pushed back his show at the Los Angeles Staples Center in November, as well as his performances at New York's Madison Square Garden and Keybank Center in October. Furthermore, he postponed his show at the Tacoma Dome in Washington in November. Feel better, Justin! (Eonline)

Taylor Swift Gives Surprise Performance at LGBTQ Youth Fundraiser. After Wednesday night, we will be going back to December all the time, because Taylor Swift just held a surprise performance for the best reason. The singer shocked the packed audience when she appeared onstage at the Ally Coalition Talent Show in New York City on Wednesday night. She joined her good friend Hayley Kiyoko on the stage for an acoustic performance of T-Swift's hit song "Delicate." In a video, the audience is heard singing along with the pop star. For the impromptu jam sesh, she wore a velvet blazer, skinny jeans and her classic red lip. Other artists who performed at the talent show included Lana Del Ray, Regina Spektor and so many more. And, in the spirit of the season, proceeds from the show will go towards supporting the TAG organization's "work with marginalized and at-risk LGBTQ youth," according to the website. It makes sense that Tay would be more than willing to help promote the noteworthy cause since she was just named the most influential person on Twitter in 2018. According to the company Brandwatch, Taylor beat out One Directionstar Liam Payne for the top spot, even though she posted on Twitter only 13 times. She's more likely to use Instagram, where she recently shared a preview of her boyfriend Joe Alwyn's new movie The Favourite. She wrote, "The Favourite is absolutely phenomenal, and it opens in NY and LA tomorrow -- Swipe to see cities and dates! @thefavouritemovie @joe.alwyn @nicholashoult." Hopefully we will be seeing more of the elusive pair of A-listers now that the "Delicate" singer has completed her wildly successful Reputation tour. She wrapped up the tour in Tokyo, Japan by sharing an emotional photo of herself singing her heart out on stage. (Eonline)

After Ed Sheeran sent the internet in an uproar for being wildly undressed during his duet with Beyonce, the Grammy winner had the "Perfect" response. In a nod to the backlash, Sheeran reposted an article on his Instagram story titled, "People Are Angry Ed Sheeran Wore a Shirt while Beyonce Wore Couture During their Global Citizen Performance." While performing together for the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, fans were quick to criticize Sheeran's choice to pair a black t-shirt and sneakers on stage, while Beyonce, 37, opted for an extravagant pink gown with ruffles. "Swipe up to 'get the look," he wrote alongside the cheeky hashtag, #dresstoimpress. As he acknowledged the clashing looks, he joked about where to find more of his "amazing fashion choices." The controversy sparked hilarious memes of the pair during the performance and a real conversation about male privilege. "Ed Sheeran is a 27-year-old man the fact we've enabled him to feel it's ok to dress like this at all, let alone next to Beyonce really boils my piss," wrote one Twitter user. Another pointed to the disparity of gender expectations in the music industry saying, "This photo is v v v v representative of what we expect from men and women at the top of their game, isn't it?" As Twitter debated his wardrobe choice, many Sheeran fans pointed to the fact that he regularly performs in similar looks on stage. If you want to feel like you're in a snow globe, Quebec City has got you covered. Others Photoshopped more elevated looks on the "Happier" singer. While Sheeran seems to be taking the controversy lightly, he has been targeted by online bullies in the past. "I've actually come off Twitter completely. I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter's a platform for that," he told The Sun in 2017 after stepping away from social media. "One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it." In addition to singing "Perfect" with Sheeran, Beyonce joined her husband, JAY-Z, after the show for the rapper's 49th birthday. JAY-Z was showered with birthday love as his wife Beyonce, led partygoers in a sing-along of "Happy Birthday." In a video shared by South African DJ and musician Black Coffee, Queen Bey can be seen on the mic serenading her husband along with their friends as a cake with candles is presented. Among the many who wished JAY-Z a happy birthday, his mother-in-law Tina Knowles shared a sweet tribute on Instagram. "A very Happy Birthday to my amazingly talented, super smart, gracious, classy, filled with swag son-in-law," the grandmother of Blue Ivy, Rumi and Sir Carter began. "I have witnessed your loyalty to all of your friends, some from childhood if only we all could be so supportive of our friends and share a mutual love and respect for each other like you and your amazing friends," Knowles continued, along with a red heart emoji. "You have done so much for our culture, thank you for that! I could not be happier to have you in my family and could not be more happy to be in yours," she said, acknowledging Carter matriarchs Gloria and Grandma Hattie by telling them "you did great." The Global Citizen's 2018 "Mandela 100" campaign raises funds to aid in issues associated with extreme poverty, gender equality, food security, education, the environment and global health. During the festival, performances also included Eddie Vedder, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin, Kacey Musgraves and Usher. (People)

Angela Aguilar, Greeicy, Paulo Londra & More Named Pandora's 2019 Latin Artists to Angela Aguilar performs during a concert as part of the 'Jaripeo Sin Fronteras' tour at American Airlines Center on Nov. 18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Pandora is ready to kick off the new year with fresh music for our ears. On Thursday morning (Dec. 6), the streaming service is exclusively revealing on Billboard Latin its Latin Artists to Watch in 2019 list, highlighting 18 talents to keep on your radar. The list includes emerging artists from the R&B, mariachi, urban, corridos, regional Mexican and pop genres. According to an official release, "the 2019 class of Pandora Latin Artists to Watch was compiled by looking at emerging trends in music, examining distinct Latin markets, taking cues from Pandora listeners and leveraging industry insight." (Billboard)

Post Malone to Play Bud Light Super Bowl Festival Alongside Aerosmith: Exclusive Post Malone will officially be part of the Super Bowl LIII festivities in Atlanta this February. The 23-year-old hitmaker joins the lineup for the first-ever (and star-studded) Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest as special guest for the second night of the three-night festival alongside rock legends Aerosmith, Billboard announces exclusively today (Dec. 6). Bud Light recruited Post as one of their key influencers in 2018, and the "Better Now" rapper performed an intimate show in Nashville as part of the brand's Dive Bar Tour in April. Post is also no stranger to Aerosmith, as he and the iconic group closed out the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards with a rousing medley of "Rockstar" and "Dream On." "Super happy to be playing the Super Bowl Music Festival with Aerosmith & spending time with my Bud Light fam," Post Malone said in a statement. "Let's get weird and turn up boiiiii." Before Post Malone and Aerosmith take the State Farm Arena stage on Feb. 1, the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest will kick off on Jan. 31 with performances from Migos and Atlanta's own Ludacris (in partnership with EA Sports). Bruno Mars and Cardi B will perform on the fest's final night on Feb. 2. For ticket and event info, visit superbowlmusicfest.com. (Billboard)

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