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Maroon 5 finally knocks Drake out of #1; first non-rap song since January to top chart

Travis SchneiderIt's been a long haul but Maroon 5 has finally managed to rise from the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to #1, dethroning Drake after 10 weeks.

Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" has been hanging out at #2 for six weeks, patiently waiting while Drake racked up week after record week with "In My Feelings."  But now, Drizzy's smash has dropped to #2.

In ascending to number one, "Girls Like You" has ended a record 34-week streak of nothing but rap songs atop the Billboard Hot 100.  The last time a pop song was #1 was way back in January, when Camila Cabello's "Havana" was on top. 

After that, the #1 spot was occupied by Drake's "God's Plan," followed by his song "Nice for What," followed by Childish Gambino's "This Is America;" Post Malone's "Psycho" featuring Ty Dolla $ign; XXXTentacion's "Sad!;" Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It;" and then "In My Feelings."

"Girls Like You" is Maroon 5's fourth #1 hit, and the band's first since 2012's "One More Night."  They now are the group with the most Hot 100 #1s in the 2000s and 2010s.  They were previously tied with The Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child and Outkast, all of whom have had three.

Meanwhile, "Girls Like You" featured artist Cardi B notches her #1 hit, following "Bodak Yellow" and "I Like It."

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Selena Gomez announces she's taking another social media break

Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesAfter posting a bunch of Instagram Stories and doing an Instagram Live Q&A over the weekend, Selena Gomez has decided she’s done with social media for a while.

She posted a smiling photo of herself on Instagram as she let her fans know she may be offline for a bit.

“Update: taking a social media break. Again,” she captioned the pic. “As much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit!”

She added, “Just remember - negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings. Obvi.”

One fan commented on the post, “so glad to see u so HAPPY recently,” to which Selena replied, “best I’ve ever been!”

Selena, the most-followed person on Instagram, previously told Elle magazine that she doesn’t even have her password to the app. When she needs to update Instagram, she said, she accesses it from her friend's phone.

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Is Cher trying to start beef with Madonna again?

Kevin Mazur/WireImageDid Cher just reignite her old Madonna feud?

With one seemingly shady dig at the Queen of Pop, Cher got rumors flowing again. During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, she was asked during a game called "5 Second Rule" to name three celebrities she’d want to duet with.

"Oh! Adele, Pink and…uh, um -- not Madonna," Cher said, bending the rules a bit.

As the audience reacted in surprise, Ellen responded, "Well, all right, Ms. Negative!" To which Cher coyly asked, "Did I cheat?"

When Ellen informed her that yes, she did in fact cheat, Cher said, "I took a little license."

Up until now, it seemed that the Cher/Madonna beef had been squashed. Cher first expressed her dislike for Madonna back in the '90s.

"There's something about her that I don't like. She's mean, and I don't like that," Cher said in a 1991 interview with Steve Kmetko. "I remember having her over to my house a couple of times because Sean [Penn, Madonna's ex-husband] and I were friends, and she just was so rude to everybody."

But then in 2013, on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Cher indicated things were fine between the two.

"I'm totally good with Madonna!" she insisted. "Madge and I have gone through our thing, but no, I'm totally good with her."

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Kelly Clarkson says her kids might "pop up" on her new talk show

ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson may not be the only member of her family who appears on her new talk show, set to premiere next year on NBC.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kelly says her children may also appear on the show. "We have four, so I'm sure one of them will pop up every now and then," she said.  Kelly and husband Brandon Blackstock's family includes daughter River Rose and son Remington, as well as Brandon's two kids from a previous marriage, Savannah and Seth.

And speaking of kids, Kelly told ET that she's "so happy" for her friend and fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, who's expecting her second child.  Watching Carrie perform over the weekend at a music festival, Kelly said, "Carrie's killing it, and she's pregnant!...I hated singing pregnant."

Kelly also said she reached out to Carrie to tell her how important it was that she spoke out recently about the miscarriages she suffered before her current pregnancy.

"I have a lot of friends who have gone through that several times as well," Kelly told ET. "It's a really cool thing [Carrie did]. I was emailing her, because I was like, 'It's so important that you talk about it.'"

Kelly added: "I know you don't have to, because it's a hard thing to do, but it makes [the] women who feel inferior, or feel like something's wrong with them...it makes them feel comfortable, [to know] that people go through it."

Kelly also said she'd love to have Carrie as a guest on her talk show.

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Camila? Cardi? Bruno? Bebe? Voting on three new American Music Awards awards categories now open

Dick Clark ProductionsThe American Music Awards are voted on entirely by fans, and three categories are now open for your votes: New Artist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Social Artist. 

For these three categories, you can vote up to 100 times per day, per category, per voting platform.  Visit VoteAMAs.com, or tweet the nominee's name or Twitter handle, the category name and #AMAs.  For all the other AMA categories, you can vote once per day.

Here are the nominees in those three categories:

 

New Artist of the Year
Camila Cabello
Cardi B
Khalid
Dua Lipa
XXXTENTACION

Collaboration of the Year:
Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug “Havana”
Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Rockstar”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B “Finesse”
Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey “The Middle”

Favorite Social Artist:
BTS
Cardi B
Ariana Grande
Demi Lovato
Shawn Mendes

The 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, will air live from Los Angeles October 9, 2019 on ABC.  Performers include Imagine Dragons, Post Malone ft. Ty Dolla $ign and Carrie Underwood.

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Selena Gomez says Taylor Swift's "literally like my big sister"

Christopher Polk/TAS18/Getty ImagesThe friendship between Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift is clearly still rock-solid.

During an Instagram Live Q&A session with fans, Selena was asked about Taylor, and her response underscored how tight the two are, no matter how many other squad members Taylor accumulates.

"How's Taylor?  Taylor's awesome! I love her. She's amazing," Selena gushed. "I just talked to her today. She's literally, like, my big sister. I tell her everything. She's so smart it freaks me out."

Selena is gearing up for the Friday release of "Taki Taki," her collabo with DJ Snake and Cardi B.  Snake posted a photo of himself chatting with Selena in what looks like a tropical setting; she's wearing a glittery lime-green outfit so it could have been taken during a video shoot for the track.

Meanwhile, Taylor spent the weekend performing in New Orleans, and welcomed her pal Ruby Rose backstage, along with actress Nina Dobrev and songwriter Ilsey Juber.  Taylor's cat Olivia was also on hand for the occasion.

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Bastille releases super-sad video for Marshmello collaboration, "Happier"

ABC/Randy HolmesHey, how'd you like to start your Monday as an emotional wreck? Then watch the new video for "Happier," Bastille's collaboration with hit-making DJ/producer Marshmello.

The clip stars a bullied young girl, played by former Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove, who finds comfort with her adorable golden retriever. Anyone who's read Where the Red Fern Grows or Marley & Me or any book that's centered around a relationship with a dog can probably guess what happens next. If not -- SPOILER ALERT -- the DOG DIES.  And yes, it's terrible.

If that's something you want to watch, you monster, the "Happier" video is streaming now on YouTube.

"Happier" follows Bastille's song "Quarter Past Midnight," the lead single from the band's forthcoming third album.

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