Meet Blake Shelton's The Voice Season 16 Advisers: Brooks & Dunn. What do Brooks & Dunn have in common with Keith Urban, Bette Midler, Cher, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani and Reba McEntire? They're all Team Blake Shelton on The Voice. E! News can exclusively reveal Brooks & Dunn will serve as Team Blake's advisers for the upcoming season 16 on NBC. Be sure to watch E! news on Thursday, Feb. 7 to hear from Shelton and his new advisers. Brooks & Dunn, comprised of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, got together in the early 1990s, producing 11 studio albums. The duo announced plans to split in 2009 and worked as solo artists, but just years later the reunited for a series of concerts with McEntire. Brooks & Dunn is just the latest that join a long list of advisers who have helped Shelton coach his The Voice teams to six wins over the previous 15 seasons. In addition to the aforementioned names, other past Team Blake advisers include The Band Perry, Little Big Town, Meghan Trainor, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Trace Adkins, Rascal Flatts and even current Voice coach Kelly Clarkson. The coaches for season 16 are Shelton, Clarkson, Adam Levine and new coach John Legend. The Voice season 16 premieres Monday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. on NBC. (Eonline)

Aerosmith to receive star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Aerosmith will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Valentine's Day. "Finally! We have been waiting a long time to honor Aerosmith with their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Aerosmith is one of the greatest rock bands in the world and we expect many fans will be crazy excited to see them honored," Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, said in a statement. The band will be the 2,657th star on the historic Tinseltown strip. Meanwhile, the rock legends will launch their Las Vegas residency in April and celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band next year. (PageSix)

Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, John Legend & More to Perform at Grammy Salute to Motown's 60th Anniversary. The Grammys' salute the legendary Motown Records' 60th anniversary has officially released its star-studded performance lineup, featuring Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Boyz II Men, Chloe x Halle, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Ne-Yo and more. The Recording Academy took to Twitter on Wednesday (Feb. 6) to announce the news. The event will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, two days after the Grammy awards, though an air date has yet to be announced. Last year's salute paid homage to Elton John, while previous celebrations have nodded Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles and the Bee Gees. The Motown special will be presented by CBS, the Recording Academy and AEG Ehrlich Ventures. (Billboard)

Travis Scott's 'Can't Say' video sponsored by Saint Laurent. Travis Scott might be taking business lessons from Kris Jenner. On Tuesday, fresh off of his Super Bowl halftime performance with Maroon 5, the 26-year-old rapper released the music video for his song "Can't Say," which features dark imagery of motorcycles, pyramids, horses and lots of flames. Through it all, Scott exclusively wears Saint Laurent. The video is the first of its kind, completely produced and styled by the French fashion house and its creative director, Anthony Vaccarello. Pieces chosen for the three-minute-long video include a black-and-white striped shirt, a striking red velvet military jacket and a black brocade vest. Rapper Don Toliver, who is featured on the song, wears a simple black blazer over a Saint Laurent T-shirt, while extras sport matte black branded motorcycle helmets. Though this particular partnership is unusual, it's far from the first collaboration between Travis Scott and Saint Laurent. In 2016, Scott starred in a short film for the brand's spring 2017 collection; last fall, he modeled in its spring 2019 ad campaign. He also recently created a limited-edition Saint Laurent vinyl that sold out immediately at French fashion boutique Colette, and at the start of January, Scott appeared on the cover of L'Uomo Vogue and inside the magazine wearing Vaccarello designs. Scott has even immortalized his love for the label in a song with Migos rapper Quavo, called "Saint Laurent Mask." While brands like Beats by Dre, Ciroc and even Fashion Nova have all paid for placements in music videos from rappers and pop stars in the past, it's an unprecedented move for a heritage fashion house. Could this be the future of the celebrity endorsement contract? (PageSix)

Bow Wow might have to give up all of his personal belongings ... after getting royally OWNED in an epic rap battle on 'Wild 'N Out.' TMZ got a clip of 'Wild 'N Out' cast member Conceited delivering a cold-hearted diss, aimed right at Bow Wow's jugular -- clowning him about how a couple of his exes ended up with Future. His opening line -- "I think all your exes are psychics by the way they keep seeing the Future." The crowd ate it up, and it got worse from there. Watch ... BW looks pissed. If you didn't know, Conceited's shot is touchy because it's totally true! Bow Wow was once engaged to Ciara ... they broke up, Ciara started dating Future and, of course, had a son with him. Later, Bow Wow dated Joie Chavis and had a daughter with her. When they broke up ... you-know-who swooped again, and also had a kid with Joie. The episode -- airing this Friday on MTV -- was clearly taped before Super Bowl weekend when Bow Wow and his current GF, Leslie Holden, were both arrested in Atlanta for allegedly beating each other. It's unclear if Bow Wow and Leslie have broken up due to the fight. We're guessing 'Wild 'N Out' wouldn't have touched such a serious incident, anyway. (TMZ)

Nicki Minaj Shuts Down Ariana Grande Feud Rumors in New Song ''Bust Down Barbiana.'' Nicki Minaj is showing some love to her girl Ariana Grande in her new song "Bust Down Barbiana." The rapper once again shut down any rumors of a feud between her and the pop princess when she gave Ariana a shout-out on her newly-released remix. Nicki raps, "Killing everybody beat, thank u, next Ariana." For some reason, some people took Nicki's reference to Ariana's hit song as a shade, which forced the "7 Rings" singer to take to Twitter to address the song. "there will never be anything but love between us ever," the songstress shared. "she's been there for me (in real life) every time i've needed somebody & i'll always be there for her. we love each other. bet." Nicki saw Ari's tweet and provided further evidence that there is no beef between the two star's. She commented, "Not more than you've been there for me behind the scenes. Love you. For life." These two, who previously recorded "Bang Bang" together, set the records straight just hours after Nicki released the remix of the song, formally known as "Bust Down Thotiana." The song quickly started trending on Twitter, all thanks to the rapper's fans flooding the social media app with praise. Just days before, Nicki released her new music video for her song "Hard White," which fans once again think was her way of shading a big star. In the risque video, fans spotted a scorpion broken into pieces, causing people to speculate that Nicki was coming for Drake in the video. His fifth studio album is titled Scorpion. But Minaj says she likely isn't trying to be shady most of the time even though she sometimes calls people out by name. "With 'Barbie Dreams,' you guys do know that is not a diss, right? You do know that the people I said on 'Barbie Dreams'... I said things about people who I know can take a joke and who I know can't be emotional with it," she previously clarified on Beats 1. "It is what it is." (Eonline)

TOMORROW X TOGETHER Announces First Album 'The Dream Chapter: STAR'The Big Hit Entertainment group is the company's first new act since BTS released their first album in 2013. Highly-anticipated new K-pop boy band TOMORROW X TOGETHER, also known as TXT, will have a new album out new month. Their debut The Dream Chapter: STAR will be released on March 4, marking the start of the group's career together. TOMORROW X TOGETHER is the first new group from Big Hit Entertainment since June 2013, when the company launched Billboard 200 chart-topping team BTS. The quintet will appear on a special television broadcast, TOMORROW X TOGETHER Debut Celebration Show presented by Mnet, also on the 4th. They will then hold a showcase in Korea on March 5. The new act features five teenage members: Soobin, Yeonjun, Beomgyu, Taehyun, and Hueningkai. According to Big Hit, the act is a "bright and youthful boy band" that has come together "under one dream in hopes of building a new tomorrow." TOMORROW X TOGETHER, pronounced "Tomorrow By Together," was announced earlier this year and has been introduced to audiences through a variety of social media posts and videos. Interest in the act is high, and Big Hit says they have already accumulated over 61 million YouTube Views ahead of their formal debut. (Billboard)

Missy Elliott's being sued by the author of 'Bald is Beautiful' .... who claims the rapper stole an image of her smooth dome and slapped it on the cover of her 2016 single. Jodi Pliszka, who has alopecia, says in her lawsuit ... she never gave Missy permission to use her picture. The shot Jodi's referring to shows Missy -- on her "Pep Rally" cover -- wearing a top that has a bald woman's face and head on it. In docs obtained by TMZ, the author and motivational speaker says she did a modeling shoot years ago, and the image on Missy's chest is from that shoot. To the naked eye ... it certainly seems like the woman on Missy's tee bears some resemblance to Jodi -- but whether it really is her might be a question for a jury. Jodi's suing Missy and her label, Atlantic Records, for unspecified damages. We've reached out to Missy's camp ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

R. Kelly deletes tweet announcing Australia tour. R. Kelly's plans to tour Australia may have already hit a snag. Shortly after the controversial singer, 52, announced plans to tour Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka, the tweet teasing the shows was deleted. Though the deleted tweet had no concrete info aside from the names of the three countries, the singer added "See y'all soon!" While it's unclear what the status of the tour is, it provoked anger and concern among fans and even politicians. Because of allegations of sexual abuse surrounding the singer, Shayne Neumann, the Labor Party's shadow minister for immigration and border protection in Australia, suggested his party would support Kelly being denied a visa, according to UK paper The Independent. "Labor strongly supports the refusal or cancellation of visas of non-citizens on character or criminal grounds," he said in a statement. "Labor would be seriously concerned if immigration minister David Coleman would allow an individual such as R Kelly into Australia." The country has previously denied visas to Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather, the paper reported. Although Kelly has long been trailed by allegations of sexual misconduct with younger women, the singer has become the focus of renewed scrutiny since the six-part docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly" premiered on Lifetime in early January. (PageSix)

North Carolina radio stations drop R. Kelly from playlists. Two radio stations in North Carolina's largest city have dropped R. Kelly from their playlists. WBTV in Charlotte reports WOSF-FM operations manager Jeff Anderson said he doesn't think it's in the best interest of the station to play Kelly's songs, based on sexual abuse accusations made against the musician and the controversy surrounding them. Anderson also said he believes the combination of Lifetime's documentary series "Surviving R. Kelly" that aired last month and the country's climate relative to women's issues has created a greater awareness for people to take a stand. WBAV-FM in Charlotte also announced it will no longer play Kelly's songs. Kelly's career has been embroiled in controversy since a #MuteRKelly campaign gained momentum last year to protest his alleged sexual abuse of women and girls, which Kelly denies. (PageSix)


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