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Nothing could stop Celine Dion as she belted out her hits for the final show of an amazing 16-year run on the Vegas Strip -- nothing except some guy with a small bladder. Celine performed her 1,144th show Saturday night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace ... where the crowd caught all the feels -- but at one point she delayed the show for one special fan's bathroom break. She noticed him getting up and waited until he returned to his front-row seat to restart the show. Celine joked it was the least she could do, considering he was probably broke after dropping big money on 2 tickets to the big Vegas finale. She also practiced good hygiene. That aside, Celine called the show "bittersweet" and said she never imagined doing so many shows in Vegas when she started on March 25, 2003. At the end of the show, her 3 sons brought her roses and joined Mom for a final bow to a massive standing ovation. Au revoir, Celine. C'est magnifique!!! (TMZ)

Jennifer Lopez's Daughter Emme Joins Mom on Stage for Beautiful Duet. Jennifer Lopez's daughter Emme is a singing star! During her concert at the Forum in Inglewood, California on Friday, the pop singer and actress brought onstage the 11-year-old girl, wearing a matching red outfit, to join her in singing the end of her single "Limitless." Emme appears in the music video for the song, which is featured in her mother's film Second Act. The two shared an impromptu hug in the middle of the performance, and J.Lo became emotional, E! News has learned. "I can't take it! #Emme #Limitless#ProudMama #JLoItsMyParty," Lopez wrote on Instagram, alongside a video of the two performing onstage together. Many celebs praised the duet online. "I was crying this was so beautiful! Love you both so much!! ??????" wrote Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu. "Ohhhhhhh my goodness," commented Jenna Dewan. Lopez' fiance Alex Rodriguez attended the concert, as did fellow singer Fergie. It should really come as no surprise that Emme possesses musical talent; she and twin brother Max are the children of J.Lo and ex-husband and fellow singer Marc Anthony. In December 2017, Lopez shared a video of Emme singing in her school's Christmas pageant. (Eonline)

Nick Jonas Sends Love Letter to Priyanka Chopra With Jonas Brothers Song "I Believe." Nick Jonas is singing his love for wife Priyanka Chopra. The Jonas Brothers released their comeback album Happiness Begins on Friday and the record contains the track "I Believe," which Nick says is dedicated to the actress. "This song is a love letter to my wife," he told Apple Music, according to Harper's Bazaar. "I'm so excited to play it on tour." Nick and Priyanka wed in their native India in front of family and friends in December after a whirlwind romance. "I Believe" contains lyrics such as, "Well, call me crazy / And people saying that we move too fast / But I've been waiting, and for a reason / Ain't no turning back," and "'Cause you show me something I can't live without / I believe, I believe, I believe / When you hold me, it's like Heaven coming down / I believe, I believe, I believe." "We listened to it a lot on your bachelor party," his brother and band mate Joe Jonas told Apple Music about the song. "It sounds even better by the beach," he said. Happiness Begins also contains the track "Hesitate," which Nick says is Joe's love letter to wife Sophie Turner, according to Billboard. (Eonline)

Debbie Harry surprises Alan Cumming's club to promote forthcoming memoir. Rock icon Debbie Harry made a surprise guest appearance Monday at Club Cumming, Alan Cumming's East Village nightclub. The Blondie front woman read from her forthcoming memoir "Face It" (out from HarperCollins in October), and captivated the awe-struck, standing-room-only crowd, which included New York luminaries, such as director Rob Roth and musician Dani Miller. "I hope all you who take anti-depressants have taken them," said Harry before she launched into a section on 9/11. In it, she recalled Marc Jacobs' Fashion Week party the night before the attacks: "It was really a New York party, and we don't have enough of them." But in the days that followed, she "went through a whole series of emotions: shock, and then very sad, and then very angry, and then very nostalgic about the old days." This was Harry's literary debut, as she had never given a reading of her work in public but felt at ease at Club Cumming's Enclave Reading Series, hosted by The Post's Jason Brooks. "Alan Cumming is such an inspiration for me, and to start my readings tonight in his club made it even more memorable," she said. (PageSix)

Mandy Moore Teases New Music With Husband Taylor Goldsmith. She's back! Mandy Moore is making new music...and we have the pictures to prove it! It's been almost 20 years since Moore dropped "Candy," the debut single off of her first album, So Real. With the help of the track's iconic music video, a then-15-year-old Moore burst onto the pop music scene alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. As we approach the song's 20-year anniversary, occurring this August, Moore is teasing new music for her fans. While Moore has been focused on acting, delivering incredible performances on This Is Us in recent years, it seems as though she's never lost her passion for music. On Thursday, Moore took to Instagram to share a series of photos from a recording studio, taken by Jonny Cournoyer. "In the middle of making new music with some of my favorite people ever," Moore wrote on Instagram, tagging musician Mike Viola, husband Taylor Goldsmith and his band Dawes, as well as Jason Boesel. Moore also shared a video clip in her post, previewing a new song! (Eonline)

Cardi B Insists She Writes Her Own Music In Strongly Worded Message To Haters. Cardi B is setting the record straight on rumors that she doesn't write her own lyrics. On Thursday, she took to Twitter to address the haters with a strongly-worded message. She addressed one user in particular who questioned how the rapper is on the Billboard Top 100 Songwriters charts. And, the answer is simple: "[It's] Because I do write a lot of my s--t that's the thing." Cardi continued, "Yes just like every other artist I do have a couple writer that help with hooks but I wrote plenty of songs on my album specially my mixtape .Ya just flip s--t and ya want to believe the f--k s--t so bad but EAT IT UP BITCH!" The 26-year-old has overcome a lot to get where she is now, and she isn't about to stop. She recently dropped her latest single "Press" and is expected to drop her second studio album later this year. She also has plenty of appearances lined up, including a performance at the 2019 BET Awards, which will be hosted by Regina Hall. Not to mention, Cardi B is the star with the most nominations, including Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Video of the Year and Album of the Year. People are eager to see her return to the stage after she postponed numerous concerts in order to "focus on recovering and healing" from plastic surgery. "Cardi was overzealous in getting back to work, she didn't take the time necessary to fully recover from her surgery," her rep explained. "Her strenuous schedule has taken a toll on her body and she has been given strict doctor's orders to pull out of the rest of her performances in May." (Eonline)

Dan + Shay Release Stunning Studio Version Of 'Speechless' With Tori Kelly: Listen. Dan + Shay have released a new version of their latest chart topping hit "Speechless" with Tori Kelly after an overwhelming response from their fans following their joint 2019 Billboard Music Awards performance of the track. The updated version features Kelly's delicate vocals on the second verse as well as harmonies throughout the song, serving as a duet between her and Dan + Shay. "We noticed a lot of tweets after our @bbmas performance with @torikelly asking us to record a studio version," the duo wrote on Twitter. "Like, a lottt of tweets. We listened and recorded a studio version." It seems fans weren't the only ones hoping for a version of the song. Following their performance together at the awards show last month, Kelly texted Dan + Shay's Shay Mooney saying it was a "dream combo." "Sooooo does this mean studio version should happen orrrrr," she asked during the text exchange. (Billboard)

Lil Nas X Responds to Video Of Autistic Boy Singing 'Old Town Road': 'What a King'. Lil Nas X performs onstage during Day 3 of the Stagecoach Music Festival on April 28, 2019 in Indio, Calif. It's been a wild couple months for Lil Nas X. The rapper has gone from unknown to a nine-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with the Billy Ray Cyrus remix of his breakthrough hit "Old Town Road," the longest chart run of the year so far. And now he's got another reason to say "aw, shucks." The MC wrote "what a king" in response to a mother's touching story about her non-verbal autistic son, who she says shocked her when he started humming "Road." "We had an #oldtownroad miracle at my house. My son Daniel has #autism and doesn't talk," wrote Sheletta Brundidge earlier this week. "We caught him humming the @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions!" The sweet video has elicited a ton of emotional responses, with Brundidge telling one commenter who asked about Daniel's seemingly more direct gaze, "Yes ma'am it is. We noticed about a few months ago that he began looking directly at the camera when we would take pictures. So, it's been bubbling up inside of him!!!! @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus just helped bring it out." For the record, Brundidge put it out there that they're available for playdates if Lil Nas has the time. (Billboard)

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Unveil 'Save a Little Heartache': Premiere. "Save a Little Heartache" -- premiering from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real's upcoming sophomore full-length Turn Off the News (Build A Garden) -- is a prototypical kind of lost-love song. But its inspiration came from a Titleist and an errant shot on the links. "I was golfing and must have hit a bad shot or something," Nelson tells Billboard, "and this line came into my head -- 'Why can't I get things right the very first time, save myself a little heartache...' I thought that was pretty relatable and wrote the song soon after, and my brother (Micah Nelson) helped me with the rhythm." Another bit of help came unexpectedly from Kesha, who sings backing vocals on the track. "We were in the studio working on some of her music, writing a song together," Nelson recalls. "Then she heard that song and said, 'It sounds like something different and something new and I really like it and I'd like to sing on it.' I said, 'OK, let's do it.' So, we went into another room in the studio and had the files sent over and she sang on it as we were working on her stuff. It was very natural and sounds very cool." Kesha is among a number of guests populating Turn Off the News, which comes out June 14. Nelson and company are joined on the stylistically diverse 13-song set by his father, Willie Nelson, occasional POTR employer Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Randy Houser, Shooter Jennings and Lucius, among others. The album's title track appears twice, in a full-band version and an acoustic treatment with Young playing pump organ -- though the message remains the same in both. "I think we're in a dire place right now on the planet -- hopefully just the cries of an adolescent culture that's bound to move on and grow up and mature," explains Nelson, who wrote songs and appeared in last year's Academy Award-nominated film A Star Is Born. "What I'm trying to do is just encourage people to connect with their community so we can cooperate better and focus on things we can do something about. The national news is gonna be the national news, so you can be completely absorbed in it all day long and not do anything or turn it off and do something about everything that's going on, even if it's just choosing to support local farmers." But at the same time Nelson says there's more to be gleaned from the rest of Turn Off the News. "The whole record isn't trying to drill home one message," he says. "A lot of these songs do sort of have a theme to them, but it's not like I was sitting down to write a concept album like Pink Floyd would write. It just comes together sort of magically; You don't understand the theme until you've picked the best songs and they form their own record. But we really just tried to pick the best songs, that's all." Nelson and POTR will be touring non-stop into the fall, including dates with Young, appearances on Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival and opening for the Rolling Stones in East Rutherford, N.J. and Seattle. Nelson did, however, have to postpone a May show in Tennessee due to health, which has since become a lesson about slowing down that he says even Young has encouraged him to do. "Making that choice (to postpone)," Nelson says, "marked a new era in my life where I'm going to be taking better care of myself -- not booking so many gigs in a row, trying to make each gig mean more. It's hard to say no to things, but you have to understand more opportunities will come if you just treat your body well. There are so many great things you could be doing all the time, which is fantastic. I'm so lucky. But now I have to balance it with taking care of myself." (Billboard)

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