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More Artists Added To “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”              

ABC has lined up even more stars to help them ring in the New Year on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve."

The latest additions to the West Coast party includes Camila Cabello, Halsey, Shawn Mendes, Bazzi and Weezer, as well as a collaboration between Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina. The night will also feature a special midnight performance by Post Malone, from his show at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The new artists join previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Foster the People, Dua Lipa, Ella Mai and Charlie Puth.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve,” hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will air December 31st on ABC.

Spice Girl Mel B Recovering From Serious Injuries              

Spice Girl Mel B is recovering after a horrible accident this weekend that left her with two broken ribs and a severed right hand. 

The singer was rushed to a hospital in London where she underwent surgery, sharing the news with fans on social media. The singer posted a picture of herself in a purple cast, writing “Suffering 2 broken ribs a severed right hand needing emergency care, to having had to have over a 3 hr surgery to repair the damage hence the purple sling."

Mel B added that she is still in pain, but notes, “I’m in super safe hands with the care of everyone here at the hospital!!!!!"

As for what actually happened, Mel B didn’t say, although sources tell Entertainment Tonight she fell down a narrow staircase while staying at a friend’s house in London. Doctors at the hospital did perform a drug and alcohol test on her and both came back negative.

Is A One Direction Reunion About To Happen?              

While One Direction isn’t ending their hiatus anytime soon, the guys in the band may actually be reuniting over the holidays, according to Liam Payne. In an interview with Capital FM, Liam made it sound as if he and his former bandmates are going to try and get together in London.

“I spoke to Niall (Horan) the other day. We were both super jet lagged. He texted me at like two in the morning, and I was just wide awake from like midnight to right through the next day,” he said. “We spent like four hours on FaceTime. I hadn’t spoken to him in ages. It was actually really, really funny. We had a really good laugh.”

He then commented about wanting to see his other bandmates over the holidays, noting, “Everyone’s so busy, it is what it is,”  adding, “I obviously saw Louis (Tomlinson) over the course of ‘X-Factor.’ I haven’t seen Harry (Styles) in a while now, but I think everybody’s in London at the moment, which is cool, for the first time — this the closest we’ve been for a while.”

Dean Martin’s Daughter On The “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Controversy              

There’s been a lot of controversy surrounding the holiday tune “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” with some stations even banning it from their Christmas rotation due to lyrics some suggest promote rape culture. Well now Deana Martin, daughter of singer Dean Martin, who was known for performing the tune, has chimed in on the debate.

“I was absolutely flabbergasted,” Deana tells “Fox & Friends” of the controversy. “It’s just insane. When I heard it, I said, ‘This can’t possibly be.’” She adds, “You know, it’s a sweet, flirty, fun holiday song that’s been around for 40 years for my dad. He did it in ’59.”

As for how her father would react, Deana says he “would be going insane right now,” noting, “He would say, ‘What’s the matter with you? Get over it. It’s just a fun song.”

Deana also adds that she doesn’t think the lyrics to the song should be changed. “This PC is driving me nuts. You gotta sit back and relax. Have a good time. It’s OK,” she says. “People gotta have a sense of humor about themselves. I understand the #MeToo movement and everything. I’m all for that. But this? We gotta relax and have fun again.”

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