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Chris Martin tore a group of autograph hounds a new one for being way too aggressive in trying to get him to scribble on their crap ... a trend that's becoming more common. The Coldplay frontman was fuming Monday night after a charity performance he did at the Palladium in L.A. for a prison reform org. He certainly wasn't in the mood for a stop-and-sign after what seemed to be a relatively bumpy set ... where he forgot his lyrics. That didn't stop the hustlers outside from demanding his attention, though. The start of the clip, which shows Chris going off on the autograph seekers, telling them to treat him with some decency instead of shouting at him from afar. CM acknowledges he just had a "s****y" gig, and didn't appreciate the reception he received upon walking out. One of the photogs tries to explain why they might've been so assertive, but Chris wasn't having it ... and one of the guys seemed to be firmly in his corner. Funny enough, Chris ended up doing what celebs often do ... signing the merch and storming away, a la Larry David -- who recently went through something very similar. Viva la war with these guys. (TMZ)

Halsey Reveals She Wrote Her First Love Song For Ex-Boyfriend Yungblud. Halsey is leaving it all on the table. The 25-year-old star recently opened up about her previous relationship with British musician, Yungblud (whose real name is Dominic Richard Harrison). For a refresher, the two dated for nearly a year before seemingly calling it quits in the fall of 2019. A source at the time told E! News their romance fizzled out back in September, and so they decide to go their separate ways. And while Halsey addressed their breakup briefly on social media, she recently shared some details about their relationship. Chatting with Zane Lowe on New Music Daily on Apple Music's Beats 1 podcast, the "Without Me" singer revealed how her ex-boyfriend influenced her songs. "I was dating Dom. Not Fike. Other Dom," she began sharing. "I was really happy. I was really happy with my life. I was thinking about the night that he and I met because I had told the story so many times." She continued, "And every time I told it, it got better and better and better and more romantic and it wasn't raining. It wasn't raining like in the story, the streets are shining wet and I need to tell this romantic story." For her, she felt like she need to write a love song about their bond. "And I'd never written a love song before," she added. "Not one without a punchline." While Halsey and Yungblud never really addressed their split, a separate insider previously gave E! News some insight. "It was sort of abrupt and it was Halsey's decision to end the relationship. Halsey has been very busy with her work commitments and traveling a lot recently," the source revealed at the time. "She's been very busy and focused on her career, which took more of a priority." But despite her breakup, Halsey appears to be smitten over her beau, Evan Peters. On Monday, she gushed over the American Horror Story alum on his birthday with a heartwarming message. "happy birthday darling," she wrote, alongside a cute photo of them kissing and smiling. "I can't imagine a world without you in it." The pair has been dating for nearly three months now and appear to be moving things along in their relationship. On the topic of having a positive attitude and starting fresh, Halsey told Lowe, "I definitely have had a lot of experiences that I think probably would have hardened some people or made them really jaded. And one of the probably best and worst qualities about me is that no matter what happens, I always try to see the best in people." "And I always go into every situation foolishly expecting that everybody's intentions are as pure or as genuine as my own," she continued. "And no matter how many times that proves to be untrue or I get fooled, it doesn't stop me from going into the next situation and being like, 'New person, new clean slate.'" Now, that's a 2020 motto we can get behind! (Eonline)

Clive Davis will host his annual pre-Grammys gala in LA on Saturday, and guests are buzzing that it will be a bad-boy extravaganza, since Bad Boy Records founder Diddy will be honored at the awards this year. Confirmed guests at the starry bash include Nancy Pelosi, Naomi Campbell, Cardi B, Diane Warren, Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Tamron Hall, Cyndi Lauper, Joni Mitchell, Carlos Santana, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Chrissy Teigen. Davis tends to keep the musical lineup close to his chest until the night of the event, but we're told John Legend will perform. (Page Six)

If you haven't seen Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra in the Jonas brothers' new music video, you're seriously missing out. The J-Sisters are back! Last year, Sophie Turner and Priyanka Chopra appeared in the Jonas Brothers hit music video, Sucker, and completely stole the show. Now, one year later, the brothers have re-enlisted the help of their wives to promote their latest feel-good single, What A Man Gotta Do, and it's already got over 16 million views! To celebrate the band's first love song this decade, Sophie and Priyanka reunited with Kevin's lesser-known wife Danielle for the mother of all music videos. Oh, and they're all dressed as iconic film characters. Paying homage to Grease, Sophie and Joe star as Sandy and Danny. Meanwhile, Priyanka and Nick dress up as characters from Risky Business and Kevin and Danielle wear outfits from Say Anything. Have you seen anything more iconic? Amongst the many epic moments, the winning scene undoubtedly goes to newlyweds Joe and Sophie who replicate the classic national dance off scene from Grease. Posting various teaser clips to Instagram, Joe wrote: "This is how I'm entering every dance floor from now on. #WhatAManGottaDoVideo is out now!" Priyanka also took to Instagram to share a sneak peek of the music video. "OUT NOW! #WhatAManGottaDoVideo@nickjonas @jonasbrothers," she stated. Her husband Nick shared a poster for the video with the caption: "She's Risky and I'm the Business ?? #WhatAManGottaDoVideo." Unsurprisingly fans have gone wild for the family reunion. "Round of applause for the Jonas wives absolutely killing it once again in this video, because WHO ELSE COULD EVER DO A MORE AMAZING JOB. NO ONE," wrote one user, whilst another described Sophie playing Sandy as "EVERYTHING" and hailed Priyanka "iconic." Others were also quick to pick up on Nick dancing in nothing but a shirt. "I would like to thank not only God but also Jesus for a whole music video of Nick Jonas with no pants on," wrote one user. Another exclaimed: "Nick Jonas' thighs in this music video really just made my day." Anyone else living for this J-sister reunion? (TMZ)

Four Tet's New Album 'Is Done'. Four Tet performs at 'The Common Good And NTS Presents: In Aid Of Syria Relief UK' at Styx on Oct. 23, 2015 in London. Four Tet was on fire last year, dropping a string of new tracks, and remixing a couple more. There's a block of new tunes on the way. The British electronic music producer (real name Kieran Hebden) jumped on Twitter to announce he's put the final touches on a new LP. "The new album is done," he wrote. And that's about it. The forthcoming LP doesn't yet have a title, a tracklist, artwork or a release date. But it's in the can. The Londoner rolled out a handful of tunes last year, including "Dreamer," "Teenage Birdsong," "Only Human" and a remix of Skrillex, Boys Noize & Ty Dolla $ign's "Midnight Hour." Also, last August he shared an EP of three new tunes, titled Anna Painting, and a live set, titled Live at Alexandra Palace, London. It's unclear if any of these solo cuts will appear on the next studio album, the follow-up to 2017's New Energy. Four Tet's live workload in 2020 includes sets at Estereo Picnic Festival in Colombia, Movement festival in Detroit and Mad Cool in Madrid, Spain. (Billboard)

Madonna Apologizes for Canceling Lisbon Concert: 'I Must Listen to My Body'. Madonna unexpectedly called off Sunday night's (Jan. 19) concert in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Coliseu dos Recreios, the latest venue to host her Madame X Tour. "Sorry I had to cancel tonight but I must listen to my body and rest!!" she wrote on Twitter the evening of the concert. "That white Port. got me through the rest of the show!" she said of the previous night's show, which she shared a clip from on the tweet. "See you on Tuesday fingers crossed." Earlier in the week, the pop star posted a rehearsal video on social media that showed her wearing knee braces. "How an injured Madame X warms up for a show.................very carefully!" she said. Madonna has had to cancel several shows on her Madame X run, including dates in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami earlier on the tour. At press time, she is scheduled to return to the stage in Lisbon on Jan. 21, 22 and 23 before bringing the tour to its next stop, London. (Billboard)

Aerosmith's drummer Joey Kramer -- who's been with the band since it formed in 1970 -- is being kicked around like a rag doll by the other members, who are unfairly blocking him from rejoining the band before some once-in-a-lifetime events ... according to a new lawsuit. Kramer claims his fellow Aerosmith members -- Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford -- are going against 50 years of precedent by not allowing him back in the band after a temporary disability ... something that's never been done to any of them. According to the docs ... Kramer suffered minor injuries in spring 2019, but was ready to return for the band's Vegas residency shows by fall. Instead of being welcomed back as expected ... Kramer claims he was subjected to a brand new band policy he did not approve of, where he would have to audition to prove he was "able to play at an appropriate level" in order to regain his drummer role. Again, Kramer claims this has never happened to any of the other guys in Aerosmith's 50-year history ... all of whom at one time or another had to step away for a time. Even worse, Kramer says the band asked him to perform a series of solo rehearsals against a "click track" -- not even live with the other 4 guys -- as his audition ... and they would listen to the recordings to decide whether he got his gig back. Kramer claims the stress of the ordeal had "significant repercussions" to his health and ended up in the hospital in November, which required him to cover the cost of a replacement drummer ... and delayed his audition to join the band. BTW ... Kramer says he paid the replacement drummer $20k a week for performances and $10k a week for rehearsals. According to the suit ... Kramer finally and begrudgingly auditioned with the "click track" in early January, and despite his 50 years of experience and believing his performance was on par, the band prohibited him from rejoining. He claims the reason he was given is he "did not have enough 'energy' in the recordings." Kramer says this "freeze-out" will result in him missing major and historical events coming up, including a performance at the 2020 Grammys and the band's upcoming residency in its 50th year. He's wants the court to order him back in the band to avoid "irreparable harm" to him if Aerosmith is allowed to squeeze him out. We reached out to reps for the rock band ... no word back so far. (TMZ)

New Grammys head says Deborah Dugan is lying, attempting to extort Academy. The replacement for ousted Recording Academy boss Deborah Dugan says that Dugan's camp is lying about the reasons she was fired -- and that she tried to shake down the company for "millions of dollars." After Dugan was suspended last week -- just 10 days before the Grammy Awards, which the Academy is in charge of -- sources close to her told Page Six that she'd been set up by spooked execs who had engineered false complaints against her because Dugan had sent a memo to HR exposing supposed misconduct that threatened to get them booted from their cushy jobs. But in a leaked memo addressed to the "Academy Family," Harvey Mason Jr., who's now the interim CEO of the Academy, said that Dugan had in fact only sent her memo after complaints were made against her. Dugan was hired in May 2019 and was the first woman to head the Academy. "In November of 2019, the executive committee became aware of abusive work environment complaints alleged against Ms. Dugan," he wrote in the memo obtained by Page Six. Then in December, "a letter was sent from an attorney representing a staff member that included additional detailed and serious allegations of a 'toxic and intolerable' and 'abusive and bullying' environment created by Ms. Dugan towards the staff." He added, "After we received the employee complaints against Ms. Dugan, she then (for the first time) made allegations against the Academy." Stunningly, Mason wrote, "Ms. Dugan's attorney then informed the executive committee that if Ms. Dugan was paid millions of dollars, she would 'withdraw' her allegations and resign." He added, "I'm deeply disturbed and saddened by the 'leaks' and misinformation, which are fueling a press campaign designed to create leverage against the Academy for personal gain." Reps for Dugan and the Academy declined to comment. (PageSix)

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