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Even Britney Spears & Celine Dion Couldn't Save The Billboard Music Awards From Having The Worst Ratings In 4 Years!

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It's official: no one watches award shows anymore!

While the Billboard Music Awards were certainly the talk of the town on Sunday night, it doesn't look like the rest of the country was that interested in the industry — or at least not watching on TV.

That's because despite crowd-pleasing performances from Britney Spears, Celine Dion, Madonna, and even The Go-Go's, the BBMAs actually pulled in their worst numbers in four years!

Related: The BET Awards Completely WRECK Madonna's Prince Tribute!

Apparently, only 8.9 million people tuned in to watch the 3-hour-long event, giving ABC a measly 2.9 rating in the 18-39 demo — that's only slightly better than 2012's 7.4M/2.7!

However, the network was able to beat out NBC's The Carmichael Show, CBS' Undercover Boss, and FOX's animation domination to win the night… but still, we're not impressed.

Maybe Ciara and Ludacris weren't as great hosts as we thought…

Did U tune in for the BBMAs last night??

[Image via Judy Eddy/Apega/WENN.]

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Ludacris & Ciara Open The 2016 Billboard Music Awards With A Threesome — Er, Three-Peat! Watch!

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It's all about music at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards! Even the hosts are musicians!

Ludacris and Ciara opened the show with threesomes — er, three-peats — er, no, maybe threesomes — who knows!

Luda came in hot, CiCi came in GORGEOUS, and the two riffed off each other for quite a while in the opener at T-Mobile Arena in Vegas, celebrating the diversity at this year's BBMAs and running down what fans can expect tonight on the show.

Special shots in the audience of Ciara's man, Russell Wilson, as well as stars like The Weeknd — who received a special shoutout from the hosts for his music — brought the opening bit together and kicked the show off in a light-hearted way!

Ch-ch-check it all out (above) — it's begun! Let's go!!

And check out the ongoing winners list HERE!

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Pink's Billboard Music Awards Performance Is So Epic She's Been Rehearsing It In A Top Secret Location!

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Pink? More like red hot!!!

The Billboard Music Awards are set to air LIVE this Sunday, which means we're only two days away from getting to see Britney Spears and Celine Dion rock the Las Vegas stage!

And while Brit-Brit and Celinita are going to be the night's most celebrated musical acts, it sounds like we should really be excited for Pink.

Related: Kesha Will Perform At The Billboard Music Awards After All!

That's because executive producer Mark Bracco just shared some insider information that the singer's performance of Just Like Fire from Alice Through the Looking Glass is going to be epic!

In fact, Mark even toll Billboard Magazine on Thursday that the routine is so impressive that Pink is actually rehearsing in secret completely isolated from all the other pop stars, saying:

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Dr. Luke Won't Let Kesha Perform At The Billboard Music Awards After All!

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Well it was nice while it lasted…

Kesha and Dr. Luke have been wrapped up in the biggest legal battle of the year for what seems like an eternity, but we were pleasantly surprised when we heard that she was making new music again.

However, it seems as though K was a little too quick to voice her interest in publicly shaming the record exec with a "statement performance" at this year's Billboard Music Awards, because he pretty much just blocked her from showing up. AGAIN!!!

Related: Dr. Luke Reacts To Kesha & Zedd's New Single True Colors!

Apparently, the Kemosabe boss originally agreed to let Kesha perform some of her songs LIVE at this Sunday's awards show, but changed his mind last minute when he heard that she was planning on directly referencing their sexual assault case during the act.

While the pop star could still take the stage to perform songs that aren't her own… we're not sure that ABC would want to risk upsetting Sony without the guaranteed ratings.

Still, we're also hearing Kesha will be in attendance in Las Vegas regardless, so at least she's not backing down!

You'll just have to catch The Billboard Music Awards hosted by Ciara and Ludacris this Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on ABC to see if Kesha makes good on her promise!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/FayesVision/WENN.]

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Fast 8 Makes Movie History In Cuba & Vin Diesel Shares His Excitement With Fans — Watch!

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Vin Diesel always likes to have fun with his fans, and this time he's not afraid to brag about Fast 8 making history!

Back in January, it was announced the speedy sequel wanted to film in Cuba which would make it the first Hollywood movie in over 50 years to be shot there!

Related: Scott Eastwood OFFICIALLY Joins The Cast Of Fast 8!

Well it looks like Vin and his team got their wish as he took to Instagram to share a video of himself with his director F. Gary Gray as he talks to his fans about getting to film in Cuba for the first time!

Diesel shared:

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Ciara Refused To Say Future's Name While Announcing The Billboard Music Awards Nominees On Live TV! This Shade Is Gold!

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Now this is how you throw shade.

Ciara and Future have made it very clear that their relationship is beyond irreparable, but the latest update in the coparents' drama is straight up HIGHlarious!

Early Monday morning the 1, 2 Step singer and Ludacris were live on Good Morning America to announce the nominees for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Photo: Check Out Ciara & Russell Wilson's Engagement Ring!

Everything was going smoothly… until CiCi got to Best Rap Artist and downright REFUSED to say her ex's name on LIVE TV! HA!

Luda eventually jumped in to give Future his acknowledgement, but we think it's clear Ciara is rooting for either Drake, Fetty Wap, Wiz Khalifa, or Silento in the category. LOLz!

Ch-ch-check out Ciara's ultimate shade against Future (below)!!!

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