Miley Cyrus' Hotline Is Now Open for Business. You can call Miley Cyrus any time. In honor of her first of three new extended plays, She Is Coming, the songstress is encouraging her fans to pick up the phone. "Call me. I dare you," the 26-year-old star wrote to social media followers on Sunday. "1-833-SHE-ISMC." So, what does Miley have up her sleeve? While you don't actually get to chat with the music star, if you're 18 or older and dial (833) 743-4762, you'll hear one of a variety of taped cat-themed messages, other racy musings and even a few nods to her fellow famous pal, Ariana Grande. In the background of some of the messages, fans can hear snippets of her newly released tracks. Cyrus' new music dropped on Friday, sending fans into the weekend with some "cattitude." And, like the EP's title, there is more music coming as this release is part of a trilogy to come out through the end of the year. The three EPs will combine to form her seventh studio album, She Is Miley Cyrus. In keeping with the mature promotion for this latest album cycle, the songstress is even selling She Is Coming-themed condoms on her website. As for her hotline, you've been warned -- it's NSFW. (Eonline)

Madonna Announces Headlining Set For NYC's Pride Island 2019. Madonna announced that she would be headlining Pride Island's Sunday, June 30 show via a video on the TODAY Show Monday (June 3). Prancing around a beach with a rainbow flag draped around her neck and a hat sporting the title of one of her latest singles, "Crave," Madonna playfully confirmed the rumors that she would be appearing at the event. "I hear you," she said. "I will be on Pride Island, where I was born." Pride Island is only one of a number of huge events for this year's NYC Pride, which will simultaneously be hosting WorldPride for the first time on American soil. Along with the city's iconic Pride parade, which will also take place on June 30, this year's festivities will include a three-day film festival called OutCinema, an opening and closing ceremony for WorldPride, and a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Throughout her decades-long career, the pop icon has made it a priority to uplift and support her LGBTQ fans through her music and activism. Earlier this year, Madonna was honored at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards with the Advocate for Change award, celebrating her many years of service and activism on behalf of the LGBTQ community. "Fighting for all marginalized people was a duty and an honor I could not turn my back on, nor will I ever," she said during her acceptance speech. Tickets for Pride Island 2019 are currently sold out. (Billboard)

Lindsay Lohan says she's 'hard at work' recording new music. No rumors starting here: Lindsay Lohan is back in the recording studio. On Monday, a rep for the "Mean Girls" star confirmed to Page Six that Lohan will be "dropping new music within months." Lohan posted a photo of herself on Friday wearing headphones as she stood by a mic. She later replied to a report from The Blast that highlighted the image in question, tweeting, "Hard at work." Over the weekend, the actress shared a blurrier shot from what appeared to be a recording session, captioning the image with emojis of a microphone and music notes, along with the hashtag "#ME." Lohan dropped her debut album, "Speak," back in 2004, which featured the singles "Rumors" and "Over." The record peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and became certified platinum. The actress released her second album, "A Little More Personal (Raw)," the following year, which hit No. 20 on the Billboard chart. Lohan's sophomore record included the song "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)," which provided an emotional look at the former child star's tumultuous home life growing up. "People have such a different perception of the way I live my life and what's gone on in my life," Lohan said of the music video for "Confessions," which she also directed in 2005. "I can use my music video to show people what really has gone on, as kind of offensive and vulgar as it may be." (PageSix)

Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish Rule Australia's Charts. Lil Nas X clocks up six weeks at No. 1 on Australia's singles chart with his triple-platinum hit "Old Town Road" (Columbia/Sony), while Billie Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go(Interscope) returns to the summit of the national albums survey for a fourth non-consecutive week. It's a static top three on the ARIA Singles Chart as Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber's "I Don't Care" (Universal/Warner), and Eilish's "Bad Guy" stay at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while Lewis Capaldi's U.K. chart-topper "Someone You Loved" (Universal) climbs 5-4, a new peak in its 10th week on the tally. Shawn Mendes' "If I Can't Have You" (Island/Universal) completes the top five, while Sheeran has the week's highest debut with "Cross Me" (Atlantic/Warner), his collaboration with Chance the Rapper & PnB Rock. "Cross Me," lifted from Sheeran's forthcoming album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, is new at No. 6. The next highest entry comes from Sydney pop-rock stars 5 Seconds Of Summer with "Easier" (Interscope/EMI), new at No. 12. It's the first single from 5SOS's upcoming fourth studio album. 5SOS had the highest-selling song of the year in Australia in 2018 with "Youngblood." On the ARIA Albums Chart this week, there's a No. 4 debut for the soundtrack to the live action remake of Disney's Aladdin (Walt Disney Records/Universal), a feat that eclipses the No. 15 peak for the soundtrack to the original animated version of Aladdin, from 1993. Another soundtrack enjoys a fast start this week: Rocketman (Virgin/EMI), the companion to the Elton John biopic of the same name. The album includes 22 tracks performed by Taron Egerton and his fellow cast members, and contains the new song with Elton John, "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again." Rocketman is new at No. 6. Thanks to the theatrical release of Rocketman last week, a handful of Elton records return to the chart. The hits set Diamonds (Universal) is up 22-8, a new peak, and his classic 1973 set Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Universal) returns to the chart at No. 40. (Billboard)


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