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Lady Gaga Pleads For Kindness On World Mental Health Day              

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day and Lady Gaga took it as an opportunity to share a message of kindness with fans.

“Kindness Matters: Youth with high mental health inventory scores are significantly more likely to describe their environments as kind. 79% of 'mentally healthy' high schoolers say their schools are kind places,” she wrote. “However, 61% of youth describe themselves as stressed and 1 in 4 say they are nervous all or most of the time. 90% of youth think mental health is an important priority but less than half talk about it with anyone.” She added, “So simply, #BeKind.”

Gaga says she got the statics from the “Kind Communities Survey” which was conducted by her Born This Way Foundation. In addition to another post about mental illness in America, Gaga invited her fans to join her in a live, but silent prayer session. 

Kelly Clarkson Opens Up About Her Label Troubles              

Kelly Clarkson is set to release her new album “Meaning of Life on October 27th on her new label Atlantic Records, and in a new interview in “Variety” she’s opening up about her troubled relationship with her former label RCA Records and its chief Clive Davis. 

Kelly landed her deal with RCA becuase of "American Idol," calling it a "an arranged marriage." Her time with RCA included many battles, including one over whether to put “Miss Independent” on her debut record, let alone release it as a single. “The only reason I got it as the first single was because it tested well,” she says. “Everybody was like, ‘That can’t be. There are too many guitars. That’s not really your sound. You’re the next Whitney Houston.’ I love Whitney Houston, but I don’t want to make those records.”

And things got worse when Clive took over in 2004, and it’s well known that he tried to bury her 2007 album “My December.” Kelly says he told her the song “Because of You” was “a sh*tty song because it didn’t rhyme,” adding, “a group of men thought it was OK to sit around a young woman and bully her. I was told I should shut up and sing.”

The whole experience with Clive was disappointing because she admits she was “excited” when she heard he was taking over the label. “It’s like meeting someone you’ve idolized since you were a kid and being let down,” she shares. “The only victory I see from the last 15 years is honestly just the fact that, we were successful.”

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran And More Set For iHeartRadio Jingle Ball              

The lineup for the annual iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour was just announced and it certainly sounds like it’s going to be an awesome way to celebrate the holiday season.

Taylor Swift is returning to the stage for two shows on the tour, in New York and Los Angeles, along with Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Logic, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth and Liam Payne

Also on the bill for select shows Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Fifth Harmony, Kesha, Nick Jonas, Julia Michaels, Halsey, Zedd and Why Don't We.

It’s interesting to note that Camila and her former bandmates Fifth Harmony are set to perform on two shows together, which could make for some interesting moments.

The 12-city tour kicks off November 28th in Dallas, Texas, and wraps December 17th in Miami, Florida. A Capital One presale begins today at 10 am, and tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday at noon. 

November 28th: Dallas, TX @ American Airlines CenterNovember 30th: San Jose, CA @ SAP CenterDecember 1st: Inglewood, CA @ LA ForumDecember 4th: St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy CenterDecember 6th: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo CenterDecember 8th: New York, NY @ Madison Square GardenDecember 10th: Boston, MA @ TD GardenDecember 11th: Washington, D.C. @ Capital One ArenaDecember 13th: Chicago, IL @ Allstate ArenaDecember 15th: Atlanta, GA @ Philips ArenaDecember 16th: Tampa, FL @ Amalie ArenaDecember 17th: Miami, FL @ BB&T Center

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