Billy Joel Welcomes Taylor Swift To New York, U2 Will Release 11 Short Films Inspired By Their New Album + More On Last Lap

Ariana Grande joins the list of American Music Award performers, Sia uses her music to help her husband’s Kickstarter get more donations, Jaden and Willow Smith explain why school is overrated and more on Last Lap.

  • Billy Joel defends Taylor Swift against those who say she’s unfit to be a spokesperson for New York City by saying, “You snoots. Let her in. That’s what New York is all about. I say, ’Welcome.'” [Billboard]
  • U2 is set to release Films of Innocence, 11 short films inspired by their latest album Songs of Innocence. [RS]
  • Ariana Grande will perform “Bang Bang” alongside Jessie J at this year’s American Music Awards. [THR]
  • Fans can only listen to Sia’s new song if they donate to her filmmaker husband’s Kickstarter campaign. [MTV]
  • The Gossip Table explains what happened to Solange’s face after her wedding.
  • Jaden and Willow Smith reveal their song writing process and why they think school is overrated. [T]
  • Chris Brown covers his $500,000 Lamborghini in Tupac lyrics. [TMZ]

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