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Shawn Mendes Dishes on Dating an Older Woman, Being a Teen Sex Symbol

Aaron Richter shot exclusively for BillboardShawn Mendes might not be as innocent as he looks. In a new cover story with Billboard, the singer admits he once hooked up with an older woman.

The 18-year-old says one of his new songs, “Patience,” “is about a girl older than me who I hooked up with, but the next day was so scared because of how young I was. I have a sore spot for older people who are weird around younger people.”

He also says he feels weird about being called a sex symbol — unless, of course, he’s in a relationship. “Being a sex symbol isn’t cool unless you’re in love with a girl and she calls you a sex symbol,” he says.

But as of right now, Shawn says that sex has been “impossible” with his current schedule. He may not be bringing girls back to his bus just yet, but he also wants to be able to grow up without scrutiny. He uses his fellow Canadian, Justin Bieber, as an example of how tough it can be to go from a teen pop star to an adult pop star.

“Stop looking at him in a negative view and accept him as who he is,” Shawn says. “We don’t get mad at punk rock bands for doing s*** like [he does], because that’s their personality. I just find it very confusing.”

Shawn’s new album, Illuminate, comes out September 23.

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Meghan Trainor/Harry Styles-Penned Song Appear on New Michael Buble Album

Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCLast year, Meghan Trainor revealed she’d written and recorded a song with Harry Styles of OneDirection, but she didn’t say when, or if, we’d ever hear it.  Well, we’ll finally get our chance in October — except Harry isn’t the one singing on it.

Michael Buble told ET Canada he’s recorded the song, called “Someday,” as a duet with Meghan on his upcoming album, Nobody But Me.  “For the first time ever, I’ve recorded an original [song] that I didn’t write,” he added.

Michael praised Meghan as the “most talented 21-year-old in the world,” and raved, “Listen, she’s a great singer and a great entertainer. What [people] may not know is what an incredible writer she is, what an incredible musician she is, [and] the fact that she’s a bada** producer.”

Nobody But Me comes out October 21.

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Start Your Engines: The Weeknd to Perform at US Grand Prix in October

Image Group LA/ABCEarlier this year, Taylor Swift was announced as the headliner for the 2016 U.S. Grand Prix. Now, she’ll have some company. The Weeknd has signed on to perform during the final day of the three-day Formula 1 racing event.

He’ll be taking the stage at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to play a full concert on Sunday, October 23. All Sunday ticket holders will have access to The Weeknd’s show.

As previously confirmed, Taylor is set to perform a full concert after the end of track activity on Saturday, October 22. The event kicks off October 21.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Returning to “Dancing with the Stars” — with Ryan Lochte?

Taylor Hill/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Maskim Chmerkovskiy, considered the bad boy of the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, will rejoin the cast as a pro dancer on the new season — and he won’t be alone: disgraced Olympian Ryan Lochtehas reportedly agreed to join the cast. 

USA Today reports Lochte, who was dropped by several of his sponsors following that well-publicized intoxicated incident during the Rio Games, will be one of 13 celebrity partners who will be announced Aug. 30 on Good Morning America.

Chmerkovskiy, 36, made his announcement live on GMA Thursday.  Coming off his successful Maks and Val tour over the summer — in which he starred with his little brother and fellow DWTS vet, Valentin– Chmerkovskiy said he, “wanted this to continue, this feeling, the positivity” from the fans. “There’s so much love out there.” 

After winning the Mirror Ball trophy in 2014, Maks vowed not to compete again, though he has since appeared as a guest judge.  This time, ’round, however, he’s not necessarily in it to win it, he told GMA‘sGeorge Stephanopoulos and Amy Robach.

“I’m not running after multiple Mirror Balls…I feel absolutely no pressure to win again…” said Maks.

One other big change for Maks this season? He’s expecting his first child, with fellow DWTS pro dancer Peta Murgatroyd. “She’s doing amazing, and getting bigger, and the baby’s kicking…I can’t express it,” he beamed.

Joining Chmerkovskiy on the pro dancer side are Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Sasha Farber, Gleb Savchenko and Chmerkovskiy’s younger brother Valentin.

The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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NASA Will Beam Aboard the Star Trek Universe with “Trek Talks”

2016 ReedPOP(NEW YORK) — Experts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will beam aboard the Star Trekuniverse for a series of discussions about real-life space exploration, and how Star Trek has influenced humanity’s desire to go where no one has gone before.

The five “Trek Talks” will take place during the three-day expo Star Trek: Mission New York, which runs Sept. 2-4 at the Javits Center in New York City — a little more than a month before October’s massive New York Comic Con. 

In a statement obtained by ABC News, Lance Fensterman, global senior VP of Mission New York organizers ReedPOP, said, “NASA’s Trek Talks at Star Trek: Mission New York will give fans the opportunity to be fully immersed in the fascinating ways in which Star Trek has impacted space exploration, from paving the way for new technologies, to fostering an interest in the exploring beyond Earth, and dreaming up alien life.”

The discussions will include topics like, “First Contact: Looking For Life in the Universe,” and “Ugly Bags of Mostly Water: What Will Aliens Really Be Like?” and will feature real-life astronauts, engineers, and scientists, as well as their big-and-small-screen Trek counterparts. 

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Department of Homeland Security Investigating Leslie Jones Hack

Heidi Gutman/NBC(NEW YORK) — The hack on Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live star Leslie Jones’ website,, is now a federal case. 

Rachael Yong Yow, Public Affairs Officer for the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, tells ABC News that the Department of Homeland Security is investigating the cyber crime that saw Jones’ private pictures, including nude photos, and other material swiped from her iCloud account and posted on her personal website. 

“The investigation is currently ongoing,” Yow said in an email, adding, “In order to protect the integrity of the case, no further details are available at this time.”

Jones recently quit Twitter for a brief time after finding herself the target of online bullying and racists comments stemming from her participation in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.

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Ryan Lochte Charged for Making False Police Report in Rio

Matt Hazlett/Getty Images(RIO DE JANEIRO) — U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged for making a false police report in connection with the Rio de Janeiro gas station incident, Civil Police confirmed to ABC News.

Earlier today, it was reported that Lochte has been summoned to give testimony related to the investigation into the incident, a spokesman for the Brazilian Ministry of Justice confirmed to ABC News.

Police want Lochte, who flew home to North Carolina after the incident, to travel to Brazil to deliver his testimony in person, a Brazilian Federal Police source said.

The decision comes days after Lochte said his original story about being held up at gunpoint in Rio with three other U.S. swimmers was “overexaggerated” in an interview with Brazil’s main broadcaster, Globo.

 Lochte claimed during the Olympics that he and three other U.S. swimmers were held up — with a gun cocked and pointed at his forehead — after leaving a party in Rio.

He then backpedaled, telling NBC News’ Matt Lauer that although a gun was drawn during the incident, it was not pointed at his head.

Brazilian police said Lochte’s story was a fabrication and that the Olympians — Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and James Feigen — were not robbed and were not victims. The police alleged that the swimmers vandalized a bathroom at a gas station and were confronted by armed security guards who requested money for the damage.

In an interview with Lauer, Lochte appeared to concede that he knew that the guards were demanding payment for the damage done, not robbing them.

“Yeah, so then we had to give the money,” he told Lauer. But he also said he “couldn’t answer” whether the men were being robbed.

Lochte, who said he “had too much to drink” that night, maintained that he and the other athletes were frightened because a gun was involved.

Police in Rio de Janeiro recommended that Lochte and Feigen be charged with false reporting. Feigen donated roughly $11,000 to a Brazilian charity to avoid prosecution.

The two other swimmers, Conger and Bentz, returned to the United States after giving statements to police and alleged that Lochte pulled a sign off a wall at the gas station, sparking a confrontation with armed guards.

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Vermont Women’s Basketball Team Cancels UNC Game over HB2 Law

iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — The University of Vermont women’s basketball team announced on Wednesday it has canceled its December game against the University of North Carolina over the state’s HB2 law.

“The decision to cancel to our Dec. 28 women’s basketball game at North Carolina was made as a result of concerns over the HB2 law, which prevents transgender people from using government-run bathrooms based on their gender identity,” Vermont athletic director Jeff Schulman explained in a statement.

He continued, “We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our students and staff in which they all can feel safe, respected, and valued. It would be hard to fulfill these obligations while competing in a state with this law, which is contrary to our values as an athletic department and university.”

The news comes just days after the NBA moved its 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina to New Orleans because of the law.

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Ohio Farm Celebrates LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers with Corn Maze

Courtesy of Mapleside Farms(BRUNSWICK, Ohio) — One farm in Brunswick, Ohio, had a very unique way to celebrate their hometown star LeBron James.

Mapleside Farms has created a corn maze in his honor, following his historic NBA Championship win with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this summer.

“We’re huge fans of the Cavaliers. We’ve been ticket season holders for years,” Kelly Clement, who owns the farm with her husband Greg, told ABC News. “Every year we brainstorm what should we theme the maze around and … it was a no-brainer.”

Clement said they planted the corn back in July and cut the maze this month when the crops are “not even a foot high.”

“It’s easier to manage,” she explained.

Mapleside Farms posted a photo of their James-themed maze last week and of course, it quickly went viral.

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Indiana Woman Loses Home of 16 Years After Devastating Tornado

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  An Indiana woman is searching for personal items and sifting through the remains of her home after a ferocious tornado swept through her town Wednesday.

Becki Sweeney was at work when the storm hit Kokomo, Indiana. Now her home of 16 years had been reduced to a skeleton. The roof is gone and her furniture is strewn everywhere.

“It’s devastating,” she told ABC News. “It hurts to see the damage but I’m thankful that everyone is OK. It’s hard to believe nobody got killed.”

Kokomo mayor Greg Goodnight said he feels “very grateful” that no deaths or serious injuries were reported from the storm.

The devastation has forced 220 people to be temporarily placed in shelters, many of whom lived in several large apartment complexes that were heavily damaged, Goodnight said. The storm also left tens of thousands of people without power.

Today, Sweeney is trying to salvage some personal items, like her family tree and a stuffed animal her mother held when she died.

“Stuff that can’t be replaced … that didn’t cost much money to begin with,” she said. “My son came in last night and got some rings that were my grandmother’s. I’m thankful for that. He got some photos of when my husband was in the Navy.”

 And those who didn’t lose their homes are pitching in to help their neighbors.

Kim Black told ABC News her home was the only one in the area not damaged.

Now, she is helping her immediate neighbors clean up and will look to help others who live on her block.

“I can’t imagine why I have a bed and my neighbors down don’t,” Black said. “Anything we can do to help, we’re gonna do that.”

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Man Who Shot, Killed Ohio K-9 Officer Jethro Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison

Canton Police Department(NEW YORK) —  The man who shot and killed K-9 Officer Jethro, of the Canton Police Department in Ohio, has been sentenced to 45 years in prison.

Kelontre Barefield, 23, received the sentence after pleading guilty to charges related to the police dog’s death and other charges in an unrelated robbery case, a spokeswoman for the Stark County Clerk of Courts told ABC News today.

Barefield’s attorney, Steven Reisch, didn’t immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for comment.

 Jethro was killed in January after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while responding to a burglary at a grocery store, according to Officer Eric Stanbro, head trainer of Canton PD’s K-9 unit.

The death of the 3-year-old German shepherd devastated Canton PD Officer Ryan Davis, who had been Jethro’s partner since he was an 8-week-old puppy.

 In March, an 11-year-old girl donated all of her allowance money to help get bulletproof vests for all of the department’s dogs.

“Officer Davis has received 2,000 letters since Jethro’s death, and he was catching up with them over the weekend,” Stanbro previously told ABC News. “He came across this girl’s letter and donation, and it really touched him.”

In the letter, an 11-year-old girl named Allison tells Davis, “I sorry about Jethro. So here is my allowance for the bulletproof vests. God bless you and the dogs.”

On Wednesday, the Canton PD’s K-9 Unit shared a video of some its dogs and handlers on Facebook “[i]n honor of Jethro’s killer being sentenced to 45 years in prison.”

The Canton Police Department did not immediately respond to ABC News’ requests for additional comment.

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Cop Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Back on Administrative Leave

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. ANTHONY, Minn.) — The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop last month was placed on administrative leave again after briefly returning to limited duty, officials said.

The city of St. Anthony decided to change Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s status “after reviewing concerns and other feedback from the community,” city officials said in a statement Wednesday.

It was unclear if Yanez would still be paid on administrative leave.

“Out of respect to the sensitive nature of the tragic incident and the concerns from the community, the Mayor, City Council and City Manager have decided to make this change,” the statement said.

Yanez’s status with the St. Anthony Police Department will be reviewed after the state’s investigation into the incident is complete.

City officials did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request to elaborate on the community’s “concerns” regarding Yanez’s reinstatement.

The St. Anthony police officer shot and killed 32-year-old Philando Castile during a traffic stop in nearby Falcon Heights, a suburb of St. Paul, on July 6. Castile’s girlfriend, who was in the car with him and her daughter at the time, live-streamed the shooting’s aftermath on Facebook.

The dramatic video shows Diamond Reynolds — sitting in a car with Castile, whose shirt appears soaked in blood — saying an officer shot her boyfriend. Reynolds can also be heard saying on video that the officer “asked him for license and registration. He told him that it was in his wallet but he had a pistol on him because he is licensed to carry. The officer said, ‘Don’t move.’ As he was putting his hands back up, the officer shot him in the arm four or five times.”

The video shows a uniformed police officer holding a pistol on the couple from outside the car. The officer can be heard saying, “I told him not to reach for it. I told him to get his hand out.”

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating the incident.

In a statement obtained by ABC News last month, Yanez’s attorney Thomas Kelly said the incident had nothing to do with race.

“Officer (Jeronimo) Yanez has been completely cooperative with the investigation led by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. He is deeply saddened for the family and loved ones of Philando Castile,” Kelly said. “Tragically, the use of force became necessary in reacting to the actions of Mr. Castile. This heartbreaking incident had nothing to do with race. It had to do with the presence of a gun.”

Requests for comment to Yanez’s attorney and the attorney for Castile’s mom, Valerie, were not immediately returned.

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At Least 1 Dead in Explosion at Sports Center in Belgium

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — At least one person is dead after an explosion at a sports center in Chimay, Belgium, according to the Chimay mayor’s office.

Five others were wounded in the explosion, two of them seriously. Police told ABC News the facility was fairly empty at the time.

The cause of the blast is unknown.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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Photos Show North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Elated at ‘Success’ of Alleged Submarine Missile

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Photos show North Korean leader Kim Jong Un overjoyed at the “success” at the alleged test-firing of a submarine ballistic missile.

Kim said the purported missile launch “was a great manifestation and demonstration of the tremendous power and inexhaustible muscle” of North Korea, the Korean Central News Agency said Thursday. They said he provided guidance from an observation post by giving the order for the submarine to submerge in and fire the missile, called “Pukguksong.”

 The KCNA did not disclose the date and time the test fire took place.

Images show the self-proclaimed “Supreme Leader” of North Korea smiling as he is said to be watching the launch from a screen, sitting cross-legged on the floor.

Another photo shows Kim appearing to be elated as he celebrates with uniformed members of the military.

 “He noted with pride that the results of the test-fire proved in actuality that the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] joined the front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear attack capability,” the KCNA wrote.

North Korea is “bolstering” its “nuclear attack capability hour by hour” due to threats the U.S. mainland and military presence in the Pacific present, according to the state-run media. Kim “strongly” warned the U.S. and South Korea from “hurting the dignity and security of North Korea” if they want to avoid military strikes against them.

In February, Kim released video footage purportedly showing a rocket launch, which he deemed a “complete success,” saying the reason for the blastoff was for “peaceful purposes.”

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Three Killed in Toronto Crossbow Attack

iStock/Thinkstock(TORONTO) — Three people were killed in a crossbow attack Thursday in Toronto, according to police.

Just before 1 p.m., police officers responded to a call of an individual stabbed near Lawndale Road and Argo Road, Toronto Police Service spokesperson David Hopkinson told ABC News. Upon arriving, officers found two other victims suffering from what appears to be wounds from a crossbow.

An ambulance was sent to the scene after the vital signs of the victims were deemed “absent,” Hopkinson said. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

One person has been taken into custody. Police are treating the case as a homicide, Hopkinson said.

Details on the individual in custody or a possible relationship between the victims and the individual were not disclosed by police.

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  3. “This Is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris Feat. Rihanna
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Meet Dorothy, Your Magic1049 Pet of The Week!


If you already have your red slippers, Dorothy is ready to follow the yellow brick road and give you tons of love along the way!  This oreo colored beauty is dreaming of a forever home with you!  She’s a 6year old female domestic short hair. Won’t you save a life today?  Find Dorothy at The Animal Service Center of The Mesilla Valley, 3551 Bataan Memorial West.  Open Monday through Friday Noon-6pm and Weekends Noon-5pm. read more…

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  2. “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake
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