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Newly Crowned “American Idol” Nick Fradiani on Debut Album & Why He Won: “People Like to See Growth”

Michael Becker / FOXNick Fradiani has been your new American Idol for just over a week, but the fact that he won at all surprised a few people.  After all, he’s from Connecticut, and nobody from the Northeast had ever won the competition before.  Not only that, but Clark Bentson, the eventual runner-up, had been the frontrunner all season.  So how did Nick do it?  With the support of his hometown, and the compelling nature of his Idol journey.... Read more

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Taylor Swift's Video Co-Star Hailee Steinfeld Will Now Compete with Her on the Charts

Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCThere were a few famous singers in the cast of Taylor Swift‘s new all-star video for “Bad Blood,” but now there’s another one.  Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld — aka “The Trinity” — has just signed a recording deal with Republic Records to make her own album, and she’ll be turning to you-know-who for advice.... Read more

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Jon Bon Jovi Receives Honorary Doctorate, Performs Special Song at Rutgers Commencement

Rutgers University-Camden/Robert LaramieCall him Doctor Bon Jovi now.  Jon Bon Jovi received an honorary doctorate Thursday, and delivered a keynote speech, during the commencement ceremony for Rutgers University’s Camden, New Jersey, campus.  The singer also performed an original tune that he penned for the occasion, which encouraged the graduating students to “write your song,” “love your life” and “start your own revolution.”... Read more

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