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Some sad news hit the music world yesterday. Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park died yesterday morning at the age of 41. It is being investigated as a suicide at the moment.

Mike Shinoda, one of Linkin Park’s founders said, “Shocked and heartbroken…but it’s true. We will release a statement as soon as we have one.” Celebrities and non-celebrities a like took to social media to send their condolences.

Back in May, he released a statement regarding the death of his close friend and singer Chris Cornell in a note he shared on social media. “I can’t imagine a world without you in it,” he wrote. “I pray you find peace in the next life.” Chester Bennington performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at Chris’s funeral.

TMZ stated that Bennington had commented in the past about contemplating suicide after struggling through out his life due to abuse earlier in his life when he was a child. Bennington was married and had 6 children.

The 7th installment of American Horror Story has been revealed by Ryan Murphy.

He says CULT will be the new season for the popular series. Returning in their rolls are Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Billie Lourd, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, Alison Pill, Colton Haynes and Adina Porter. Ryan Murphy also previously revealed that Twisty the Clown will return, and that Lena Dunham will have a role in one episode of the season.

After months of negotiations, it has been confirmed once and for all that Ryan Seacrest WILL be back as host for the American Idol reboot.

He broke the news yesterday morning on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan. Kelly actually made the announcement for him on the show. He will receive 12 million for his role and although he will not receive credit for executive producer he will have final approval on all judges and creative input on the show.

@RyanSeacrest will return as the host of #AmericanIdol! #KellyandRyan #RyanSeacrest

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Seacrest said, “It’s genuinely hard to put into words what ‘American Idol’ means to me,” Seacrest said in a statement. “I’m so grateful for the show and all the career and life opportunities it’s allowed me to experience. It’s been an incredible journey from day one. To be asked to return this year, at my new home at Disney|ABC, is an honor, if not a bit surreal. I believe ABC is the perfect home for ‘Idol,’ and I’ve every confidence the show’s legions of fans will love it — especially “Idol’s” best traditions of showcasing heartwarming stories, remarkable talent discovery, and, best of all, making dreams come true.”

Katy Perry is still the only confirmed judge for the show. Auditions begin in August.

This pic basically sums up what @americanidol means to me. Excited to return to my old stomping grounds! #tbt

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Rumors are swirling regarding Usher paying off a woman after giving her an STD.

Court papers actually surfaced from the past (2012) stating the singer gave a woman 1.1 million dollars for giving her herpes. She had accused him of having unprotected sex with her after he knew he had the disease.

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