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Madonna and Maluma to perform at Billboard Awards
Madonna and Colombian singer Maluma will bring their new collaboration to life when they perform at next month's Billboard Music Awards.
NBC and dick clark productions announced Friday the duo will sing "Medellin" at the May 1 event in Las Vegas.
The song, released on Wednesday, is from Madonna's 14th album "Madame X," out June 14. She said the Latin-flavored album was inspired from living in Lisbon, Portugal, for the last few years.
Celebs join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video
Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday.
Dicky, best known for his 2018 hit "Freak Friday" with Chris Brown, released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande is a zebra. The video, featuring 32 artists, also stars Ed Sheeran (koala), Miley Cyrus (elephant), Shawn Mendes (rhino), Katy Perry (pony) and Kevin Hart as Kanye West.
Colbert donates $400K to NC hurricane relief
"The Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has donated proceeds from his Hurricane Florence-related book to disaster-relief efforts in North Carolina.
The Raleigh News & Observer has reported that the comedian sent a check for $412,412 to Gov. Roy Cooper. The governor posted a "thank-you" on Facebook.
Colbert and his writing staff composed the book "Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane." It uses quotes from President Donald Trump's visit to North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence last fall.
The 24-page faux-children's book was inspired by Trump's question about a yacht that landed in the yard of someone living near the North Carolina coast.
Today's birthdays: Actor Jack Nicholson is 82. Director John Waters is 73. Singer Peter Frampton is 69. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 65. Guitarist Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise is 53. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan ("The Good Wife," ''Grey's Anatomy") is 53. TV personality Sherri Shepherd is 52. Country singer Heath Wright of Ricochet is 52. Actress Amber Heard is 33. Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is 29.
— The Associated Press
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