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Kanye West has gone international with his Sunday Service ... this time the destination was Jamaica. Kanye barreled into Kingston Friday for a concert in Emancipation Park, to the delight of a huge crowd that crammed into the space for the 2-hour service. No sign of Kim and the kids ... they could have made the trip, but they were nowhere in sight. Kanye did bring along a choir of at least 120 people. He opened the service with the gospel song, "Prince of Peace," and also performed Damian Marley's "Welcome to Jamrock." He closed the show with "Jesus Walks." The concert was made even better by weather conditions ... it was a cool, breezy night. Some of the people in the crowd were so overcome with emotion they were sobbing. Kanye and company were all wearing City of Kingston shirts. He launched Jamaica themed merchandise on his online shop. Some people on social media, however, blasted Ye for profiting off government logos without paying royalties. (TMZ)

Lady Gaga Recovers Like a Pro After Falling Off Stage at Las Vegas Show. Lady Gaga took a tumble during Thursday night's Enigma show in Las Vegas. After inviting a fan onto the stage at MGM's Park Theater, Mother Monster gave the showgoer a hug, wrapped her legs around him and was scooped up into his arms. After playfully bouncing around for a bit, the fan fell off the stage -- taking Gaga down with him. The Grammy winner's team rushed to help her after she landed on the floor. However, the singer handled the whole thing like a pro. "Everything is OK," she reassured the crowd, per a video captured by a fan. "The only thing that's not OK is we need some stairs for the damn stage so I can get back up." The "Shallow" star then asked the fan if he was hurt. "You all right?" she asked him, bringing him back to the stage. "Come on. Everything's fine. It's not your fault. Let's go." She then gave the fan a hug and invited him to join her at the piano. Not wanting the follower to feel guilty about the incident, she asked him to forgive himself. "It takes two to tango," she said. She also assured him it wasn't the first time she'd fallen off a stage. "You know what we did? We fell into each other's arms tonight," she said. "We're like Rose and Jack from the Titanic." Proving the show must go on, the A Star Is Born actress then broke into song. Of course, Gaga looked fabulous throughout the entire incident, rocking a blue wig and purple ensemble. She also proved she was OK by sharing some photos of her "post-show" routine. Add that to the "million reasons" fans love Gaga. (Eonline)

Cody Simpson's New "Golden Thing" Song For Miley Cyrus Will Make You Swoon. Cody Simpson thinks his romance with Miley Cyrus is something out of a love song. And now, it is. The Aussie singer dropped his latest single "Golden Thing" on Friday -- and it's not doubt a tribute to his new girlfriend. "Crystal dream / Cali queen," he croons on the nearly four minute track. "Radiant hand / vibrant sand / I'm shocked / It's a golden thing she's got." Elsewhere, Simpson seems to hint that their whirlwind romance was rather unexpected. "She let me in," he belts out. "I'm shocked." Need further proof this hit is about Cyrus? Well, the video for the lyric track is a close-up of a woman with beachy, golden locks, a near identical portrait of the superstar herself. Following the song's release, the "Slide Away" singer took to social media to promote her love. As she captioned an Instagram Story of the track, "MY HEART." Of course, the duo have been teasing "Golden Thing" for some time now with Cyrus even writing "DROP IT BABY" hours before the release. Not that this is the first time she's been serenaded by her man. While hospitalized with tonsillitis, she was treated to romantic performance by Simpson. "Suddenly I am feeling much better," Cyrus captioned the video. "This sweeeeeet guy came to visit at the hospital and sang the sweeeeeetest song he just wrote for me." (Eonline)

Elton John and "Rocketman" star Taron Egerton performed Thursday night in L.A. ... but lots of fans were super pissed they sang a grand total of 2 songs. Fact is ... it was always billed as the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra playing the soundtrack to the movie "Rocketman" at the Greek Theatre. But, the billboard for the concert clearly says it features Elton and Taron ... so lots of fans felt shortchanged. After the Symphony did its thing, Elton and Taron came out and performed "I'm Gonna Love Me Again," and "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" ... but that was it. At the end of the concert, Bernie Taupin, the actor who played Bernie in the flick, Jamie Bell, and Bryce Dallas Howard came onstage and said a few words, thanking Elton, who's on his farewell tour. (TMZ)

Bob Seger Farewells Pittsburgh With Lively 'Runaway Train' Tour Date: 'I'm Gonna Miss You'. Any farewell tour has its standout moments and Thursday's (Oct. 17) stop at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena had special meaning for Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band. Just before his "Travelin' Man"/"Beautiful Loser" medley, the Michigan rocker pronounced "I'm gonna miss you, Pittsburgh" and then reminded the packed house that his Sept. 28, 2017 stop there wound up being the last date of his Runaway Train Tour. Two days later Seger postponed that tour in order to have spinal surgery, which kept him off the road until he launched his Roll Me Away farewell tour last November. "I'm all better now, thank goodness," Seger noted, then proved it with a triumphant nearly two-hour, 22-song show loaded with hits and occasional rarities such as an encore rendition of "You Take Me In" from 2014's Ride Out album, which he dedicated to former Capitol Records executive Greg Thompson, who was in attendance. Seger also revealed to the Pittsburgh crowd that he had welcome commiseration from good friend Bruce Springsteen. "He said 'I had exactly the same operation in exactly the same place,' between the fourth and fifth vertebrae," Seger said. "People who sing hard, I guess that's what happens to them." Seger and company have five more dates left on the tour, which concludes Nov. 1 in Philadelphia. (Billboard)


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