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Selena Gomez loves that the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ theme inspired Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’

Selena Gomez loves that the ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’ theme inspired Billie Eilish’s ‘Bad Guy’

Billie Eilish and her producer-brother Finneas revealed back in December to Rolling Stone that her hit song, “Bad Guy” is heavily inspired by “Wizards of Waverly Place.”

Jimmy Fallon asked “Wizards” star Selena Gomez if she knew the show’s theme song influenced Eilish’s hit when she appeared on “The Tonight Show” Monday. Turns out Gomez had heard and she loves it. (Finneas produces some of Gomez’s latest album, “Rare.”)

“We finished up the song and gave it to him [Finneas] to produce himself and he did an amazing job,” Gomez told Fallon, adding, “He’s obviously extremely talented.”

When Fallon played a clip of the old theme song, then “Bad Guy,” remarking how similar they are, Gomez said, “I love Billie.”

“That’s so cool, that’s so cool,” she said, adding that the album’s title is meant to encourage young women to be their unique selves.

Listen to the Wizards theme here.

“What was most important to ne with this record was to make sure every song actually means something and holds weight,” the singer said, and mentioned the track “Vulnerable” as one of her favorites.

“I’m hoping I could just be a voice for people in the same situation as I am, whether it’s mental, relationships, friendships that people struggle with,” she said. “The only thing I wanted to do was make people feel good.”

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Without warning, Eminem drops new album ‘Music to be Murdered by’

Without warning, Eminem drops new album ‘Music to be Murdered by’

It’s “Music to be Murdered by,” and no one saw it coming.

Eminem surprised fans Thursday night by tweeting news of the release of his 11th album.

“It’s your funeral…” the rapper wrote.

The album’s cover art is modeled after an Alfred Hitchcock album of the same name. One of the tracks, called Alfred, is a 30-second clip of the famed filmmaker speaking.

“How do you do? Ladies and gentlemen/My name is Alfred Hitchcock and this is Music To Be Murdered By/It is mood music in a jugular vein/So why don’t you relax? Lean back and enjoy yourself/Until the coroner comes,” Hitchcock says in the clip.

The album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Skylar Grey, Royce Da 5’9″, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, White Gold, Young M.A, KXNG Crooked, Joell Ortiz, Don Toliver, Anderson .Paak and Juice WRLD.

Rapper and singer Juice WRLD died in December after suffering a medical emergency.

Eminem, whose real name is Marshall Mathers, released his last album — 2018’s “Kamikaze” — in similar fashion. That one had a political element, with multiple references to President Donald Trump.

“Music to be Murdered by” quickly became controversial after its release because of lyrics in the song “Unaccommodating” that reference the bombing of Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert.

“But I’m contemplating yelling ‘Bombs away’ on the game like I’m outside of an Ariana Grande concert waiting,” Eminem raps on the song.

A suicide bomber killed 22 people outside the singer’s concert in the English city in 2017.

Some users called the lyrics “disgusting.”

Others called the #EminemIsOverParty an overreaction.

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Bon Jovi announces new album and summer tour with Bryan Adams

Bon Jovi announces new album and summer tour with Bryan Adams

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‘Dolittle’ somehow turns talking to animals into a colossal bore

‘Dolittle’ somehow turns talking to animals into a colossal bore

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