Mar 05

Sam Smith to release ‘Love Goes: Live at Abbey Road Studios’ on March 19

Capitol RecordsLast year, Sam Smith celebrated the release of his latest album Love Goes by performing a livestreamed performance from London's famous Abbey Road Studios.  Now, they're releasing the entire performance as a live album.

"I've seen all your comments and messages about this, so I'm so excited to announce my live album Love Goes: Live At Abbey Road Studios, will be released on March 19th!!" Sam writes in a note to fans.

"It was an incredible experience creating the show with my band and team, and it was so special being able to celebrate the album release with so many of you around the world," they add.

The album features 12 tracks, including Sam's latest hit "Diamonds," and their smash hits "Dancing with a Stranger" and "Stay With Me," as well as tracks from Love Goes and other singles.  There's also a cover of Cyndi Lauper's classic "Time After Time."

Here's the track listing for Love Goes: Live At Abbey Road Studios:

"Diamonds"
"Dancing with a Stranger"
"Promises"
"Too Good at Goodbyes"
"Lay Me Down"
"My Oasis" (ft. Jade Anouka)
"Time After Time"
"How Do You Sleep?"
"For the Lover That I Lost"
"Kids Again"
"Love Goes" (ft. Labrinth)
"Stay With Me"

By Andrea Dresdale
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   Mar 05

Kim Kardashian feels “empathy” for Britney Spears after watching ‘New York Times’ documentary

Rodin Eckenroth/WireImageKim Kardashian is the latest celebrity to come out in support of Britney Spears after watching the New York Times unauthorized documentary, Framing Britney Spears.

In her Instagram Stories Friday, the reality star said after watching the doc, she felt “empathy” for the pop singer and related it to her own experiences with tabloids and the paparazzi.

"The way the media played a big role in her life the way it did can be very traumatizing and it can really break even the strongest person," Kim writes. "No matter how public someone's life may seem, no one deserves to be treated with such cruelty or judgment for entertainment."

Kim goes on to reference a time in her life when she felt similarly mistreated by the media -- when she was pregnant with her first child, North, and gained 60 pounds due to preeclampsia.

"I was shamed on a weekly basis with cover stories that made my insecurities so painful I couldn't leave the house for months after,” she says. “It really broke me."

She adds that she was able to ultimately turn her feelings into motivation, but that it took a toll on her mentally. Kim concludes by encouraging everyone to show "understanding and compassion."

"You just never fully know what someone is going through behind the scenes and I've learned through my own experiences that it's always better to lead with kindness," she writes.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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   Mar 05

Taylor Swift tweets her love for David Archuleta’s “Love Story” mashup

ABCFormer American Idol runner-up David Archuleta showed his support for Taylor Swift this week and she gave him a boost right back.

David posted a video on Twitter Thursday of him mashing up his 2008 debut single “Crush” with Taylor’s song “Love Story.” Inspired by an idea from a Twitter user, he sings his tune over Taylor’s while sitting in his car.

“When a Crush turns into a Love Story...Of course with #LoveStoryTaylorsVersion,” he tweeted along with the video. “Gotta show my support :)”

Just a couple hours later, Taylor spotted his post and replied, “I LOVE THIS!!!” with three starry eyed emojis.

Not one to waste an opportunity, David wrote back, “Thank you! I live in Nashville now if you want to get together and write!”

Taylor released her rerecorded version of 2008's "Love Story" last month.

By Andrea Tuccillo
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