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Apparently Kim Kardashian is not the only celebrity afraid of Ebola.

According to The New York Daily News, Ariana Grande skipped a scheduled appearance at a charity in New York City this week because she was petrified of contracting Ebola.

Ariana Grande at the Hollywood Bowl

Grande had been booked to sing for the nonprofit charity Pencils of Promise at its annual gala Wednesday night; all proceeds at the event were bookmarked for education for kids in developing countries.

"Everybody got there and was waiting for her to arrive and she was also supposed to be a surprise musical guest,” a guest tells the newspaper. “No one was told she wasn’t coming... when I overheard organizers say she’s not coming, she doesn’t want to come. She’s afraid of flying because of Ebola."

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Big Sean and Ariana Grande are making beautiful music together.

This is literally the case. And possibly true in other ways, as well.

Big Sean and Ariana Grande on Stage

The couple's relationship status has been the topic of much debate, although there's not much to debate about Ariana Grande and Big Sean dating.

They're totally together, even if they try to keep the public declarations of love low-key. We can't blame them for that, but we also can't help but note the chemistry.

On that topic - at least as it pertains to their music - Sean opened up.

"I was the first rapper to perform at the White House," he told MTV.

"I performed there with Ariana, so that was an honor. [We] make a lot of music together and the chemistry between me and her when we work is great."

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Ariana Grande and Chris Brown play star-crossed lovers in medieval times in their official music video for their long-awaited duet, "Don't Be Gone Too Long."

Months after teasing the song, which was derailed (like his career in general) by Brown's legal problems, the throbbing, electro-dance track is finally here.

Is it any good? Is she foolish for working with this guy? We'll let you decide that.

The two singers play characters who are smitten with one another, yet forbidden to act as such, in the video. Grande is a princess, controlled by an evil king.

Chris appears to be her commoner/peasant boyfriend of sorts. Not the evil king.

The medieval footage is juxtaposed with modern-day dance clips of the stars.

At one point, Ariana Grande (in full ballerina costume) does a split, walks on the tips of her toes and gets super close with Chris, lifting her leg onto his shoulder.

Avert your eyes, Big Sean. Avert your eyes.

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Have you clicked through our MTV Video Music Awards fashion gallery yet? Have you decided who looked best and worst on the red carpet?

Okay, good. Now it's time to focus on the actual music at the center of the MTV Video Music Awards.

At last night's fun ceremony, Taylor Swift sang "Shake It Off" for the first time live. Nicki Minaj gave us multiple looks at her Twerking rear end. Adam Levine sang very handsomely on stage. And Beyonce put on one of the most memorable performances in event history.

Whose set did you like best? Whose will you be telling your grandchildren all about? Whose vocals and/or choreography were lacking?

Cycle through the musical acts below and then vote...

Beyonce VMA Performance 2014
Beyonce, the queen of the VMAs, blew everyone's minds with a medley of her best songs. Everyone in the building loved it!

... who performed best at the 2014 VMAs?

 

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Not even 12 hours ago, a show-opening Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj VMA performance offered fans their first taste of "Bang Bang" the duo's new single.

The divas, along with their third collaborator Jessie J, decided this wasn't sufficient, however, debuting the official “Bang Bang” music video the same night!

Take a look at the pop power trio's effort below and see what you think:

“Bang Bang” is a late but strong entry to the annual "Song of the Summer" debate, facing stiff competition from Ariana's "Problem" among other hit songs.

The video is appropriately hot, featuring Jessie J singing from fire escapes, Ariana prepping for a night out and the "Anaconda" rapper crashing the party.

Via helicopter, naturally. Go hard or go home, right Nicki?

Fortunately for Nicki, unlike the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards stage, there were wardrobe malfunctions involved in the making of this video. Probably.

All of that looks pretty deliberate to us.

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She came. She saw. She Twerked. She blew up Twitter. Yes, Nicki Minaj's VMA performance was the talk of the event ... and that was before she even took the stage.

The slithering, seductive, Sir-Mix-a-Lot-inspired song, its cover art and video have already generated insane buzz, inspired countless memes and shattered YouTube records.

To top it all off, a giant snake bit one of her dancers during her VMA rehearsal, leaving fans wondering how the actual performance could possibly live up to the hype.

See the live debut of the Nicki Minaj Anaconda phenomenon - bookended by somewhat unlikely medley collaborator Ariana Grande - and see if it did:

If it didn't quite mesh with expectations, it's only because there was so much going on. No one can accuse the 2014 MTV VMAs of phoning in this year's intro.

Grande opened the awards show with her hit song “Break Free” in a sparkly silver getup, followed by Minaj strutting her stuff in "Anaconda" themed attire.

Minaj and her booty-shaking backup dancers were all covered in green body paint resembling the jungle, with plenty of raunchy writhing to go around.

Just from the humans, fortunately. The snake was 86'd from the performance.

English singer Jessie J then joined Nicki and Ariana to perform their new hit song “Bang Bang,” after which Minaj suffered a wardrobe malfunction of sorts.

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While Ariana Grande and Big Sean may or may not be dating, they're definitely collaborating on a single from her new album, and it's a good one.

The rapper, who merely whispered in the background on Ariana’s smash hit “Problem,” gets a full verse in the singer’s latest release, “Best Mistake" ...

Ariana’s most recent songs such as "Problem," "Break Free" and “Bang Bang,” are up-tempo and energetic, but “Best Mistake” is more of a slow jam.

With its gentle, yet intense piano and her strong, but mellow vocals, critics have called it the most mature track of the young songbird's career.

Grande's vocals have drawn comparisons to Mariah Carey, and unlike her past few singles, you can see here why some people have made that leap.

Her powerful, understated stylings are nicely complimented by Sean's laid back approach to rhyming, and the chemistry on "Best Mistake" is palpable.

Wonder why that might be ...

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When songbird Ariana Grande released her new song “Break Free,” a lot of attention was paid to its Star Wars inspired lyric video, as well as its EDM influences.

It also raised eyebrows with its lyrics, which make no damn sense.

Don't blame Ariana, though, for gems like “Now that I’ve become who I really are” and “I only wanna die alive,” because producer Max Martin made her do it.

“I fought him on it the whole time,” Grande says. “‘I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me, God!’ Max was like, ‘It’s funny - just do it!'"

Begrudgingly, she agreed, but Grande, whose My Everything album drops this month, says "I know it’s funny, but grammatically incorrect things make me cringe.”

“I was like, whatever, let’s do it and have some fun ... I need to shake it off and let it go and be a little less rigid and old. I’m like 90. I need to not be that old!”

As for the new song's message, grammar issues aside?

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Ariana Grande dressed as a sexy space vixen on Twitter to tease the release of her new single "Break Free" last week.

Now the rising pop star is keeping the galactic theme going with a Star Wars-themed lyric video for her forthcoming hit. 

Ariana recently debuted the newest track from her upcoming album, My Everything, and the spacey lyric video she posted to YouTube is sure to appeal to fans who are already counting down the days until the Episode VII release date.

The clip kicks off with the iconic quote, "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." The lyrics then zoom through space in a font and angle that's sure to be familiar to George Lucas devotees.

Sadly, while Ariana dropped F-bombs aplenty during a recent MTV appearance, her new song is entirely profanity-free.

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KABOOM!

No, that isn't the sound of July 4 fireworks arriving a day early. It's the sound Ariana Grande made Wednesday while performing live on MTV.

During a round of Hip-Hop Mix-Up on a special titled “Total Ariana Live,” Grande sang A$AP Rocky‘s “F-ckin’ Problems” in Broadway style... that also incorporated F Bomb after F Bomb.

The artist asked producers to bleep her out, but the censors couldn't keep up, leading to a curse-laden performance captured below on camera:

OOPS! Perhaps this selfie-obsessed singer should stick to taking self-portraits.

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