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Please Don't Stop The Music! DWTS Fires Musical Director AND Live Orchestra Before Upcoming Season!

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With a new season of Dancing With The Stars just around the corner, the hit series is looking for a new batch of celebs to duke it out over the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy! But before they find their cast, they might want to get the music situation figured out first!

The hit reality series has decided to part ways with its longtime musical director Harold Wheeler as well as the 28 members of his backing band, who provided live music throughout the competition!

ABC and BBC Worldwide released a statement on the decision, saying:

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One Direction's Musical Director Drops Behind-The-Scenes Look At European Leg Of The Take Me Home Tour! Watch HERE!

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They're already adding extra tour dates to their 2014 Where We Are Stadium Tour, and yet the boys of One Direction are STILL on the European leg of their current Take Me Home World Tour!

Well, actually, let us re-phrase that: they WERE on the European leg…until tonight!

And in honor of what must have been a whirlwind few months for Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne and Niall Horan, their musical director, Jonathan Shone, has shared some behind-the-scenes footage from their journey all across the world…as well as all of the individuals responsible for making it all possible!

He wrote on Twitter today:

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VH1's Divas Will Honor Whitney Houston!

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This is going to be truly something special.

Whitney Houston appeared on the VH1 Divas special in 1999, 2002, and 2003, and although her passing earlier in the year means we'll never get to hear her incredible vocal abilities live on stage again, this year's event, taking place in December, will be a tribute to a woman who embodied the title in all the best ways!

Sources close to production have revealed that they not only have the approval of Houston's family and former record label, Sony, but her musical director Ricky Minor has even signed on as an executive producer!

VH1 President Tom Calderone says:

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Lady GaGa Producer Talks Born This Way Album!

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Such a clear vision for this album! We cannot WAIT to see how it's expressed!

Now that Lady GaGa's highly anticipated new album, Born This Way, is only weeks away from being released, one of its producers, Fernando Garibay, has opened up about his role of co-musical director, and what he and the pop star envisioned when working together!

He explains:

"She asked me to musically direct the album with her. Basically, that means for me, that meant to push her vision out for these records, for the album, but every song is really special. Every song tells almost like a musical. It just kind of keeps going forward. We did this [dance] song that possibly might be the third single; it's called 'Marry the Night.' It's probably one of my favorite songs on the album. It tells about being yourself and individuality and never forgetting who you are. What's interesting is that the great thing about dance songs is for me most of the time they start off as ballads and that's the approach I've been trying to keep going. We wrote songs, particularly GaGa wrote these songs, to live in a dance environment. Yeah, they're dance, but I think the whole thing, too, is that they're songs and genuine to her. I'm excited about the whole album. I'm proud of the way we got together and made this album. It's a collective of some cool people all trying to facilitate her and to explore her vision, her statement. I'm excited for albums to be albums again, and this is leading in that direction. … I think the message, the big statement was obviously the single, and I think it's the single, 'Born This Way,' serves as an introduction to the album. Again, it's a statement about equality."

Amazing!

This perfectly captures what we love so much about GaGa - her ability to take REAL, personal and relatable issues and creatively inject them into infectious, fascinating dance tracks!

We couldn't be more thrilled to see her vision come to life with each song off this album!

Ahh! It's so soon!

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Lady GaGa To Debut New Music At Mugler Womenswear Show!

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Yes!

Thierry Mugler's musical director Lady GaGa is debuting a new song during the fashion house's womenswear presentation on March 2nd.

The show will be streaming live at 3pm EST/12pm PST on the Thierry Mugler Facebook page.

Exciting!

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