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Taylor Swift on crossing over to the ‘different world’ of pop: ‘Country music is a real community’

When Taylor Swift entered the pop world with her 2014 album “1989,” her foray into the music genre was different than what she had experienced with country music.

The 29-year-old Grammy winner who was named Billboard’s Woman of the Decade recently opened up to the outlet about making the creative switch and explained how pop “is a completely different world.”

Her varying experiences came up after Swift initially spoke about how she’s lent a helping hand to up-and-coming artists over the years, giving them advice on how to navigate the industry.

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“… I’ve had several upheavals of somehow not being what I should be,” the “Lover” songstress said. “And this happens to women in music way more than men. That’s why I get so many phone calls from new artists out of the blue — like, ‘Hey, I’m getting my first wave of bad press, I’m freaking out, can I talk to you?’ And the answer is always yes!”

“I’m talking about more than 20 people who have randomly reached out to me,” she added, saying that she takes it as “a compliment because it means that they see what has happened over the course of my career, over and over again.”

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When then asked if she’s ever had someone like that to reach out to, Swift said she really hasn’t.

“Not really, because my career has existed in lots of different neighborhoods of music,” she explained. “I had so many mentors in country music. Faith Hill was wonderful. She would reach out to me and invite me over and take me on tour, and I knew that I could talk to her.”

Swift continued: “Crossing over to pop is a completely different world. Country music is a real community, and in pop I didn’t see that community as much. Now there is a bit of one between the girls in pop — we all have each other’s numbers and text each other — but when I first started out in pop it was very much you versus you versus you.”

“We didn’t have a network, which is weird because we can help each other through these moments when you just feel completely isolated,” she added.

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Swift, who has since released her 2017 record “Reputation” and her most recent album “Lover,” said she hopes those barriers are being broken down now.

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Taylor Swift attends FOX’s Teen Choice Awards 2019 on August 11, 2019 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

“I also hope people can call it out, [like] if you see a Grammy prediction article, and it’s just two women’s faces next to each other and feels a bit gratuitous. No one’s going to start out being perfectly educated on the intricacies of gender politics,” she explained. “The key is that people are trying to learn, and that’s great. No one’s going to get it perfect, but, God, please try.”

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During the interview, Swift also discussed artist rights.

The star has been in a public feud with Scott Borchetta, the head of her former label, Big Machine Records, and Scooter Braun — whose Ithaca Holdings acquired Big Machine Label Group — over her master recordings.

“We have a long way to go,” Swift said about the terms of record deals in general. “I think that we’re working off of an antiquated contractual system. We’re galloping toward a new industry but not thinking about recalibrating financial structures and compensation rates, taking care of producers and writers.”

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“We need to think about how we handle master recordings, because this isn’t it,” she continued. “When I stood up and talked about this, I saw a lot of fans saying, ‘Wait, the creators of this work do not own their work, ever?’ I spent 10 years of my life trying rigorously to purchase my masters outright and was then denied that opportunity, and I just don’t want that to happen to another artist if I can help it.”

“I want to at least raise my hand and say, ‘This is something that an artist should be able to earn back over the course of their deal — not as a renegotiation ploy — and something that artists should maybe have the first right of refusal to buy.’ God, I would have paid so much for them! Anything to own my work that was an actual sale option, but it wasn’t given to me,” Swift claimed.

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Taylor Swift arrives at the American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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For Borchetta’s part, he has previously claimed that there have been terms negotiated for her to purchase her masters, which Swift allegedly declined.

“Thankfully, there’s power in writing your music,” Swift added. “Every week, we get a dozen synch requests to use ‘Shake It Off’ in some advertisement or ‘Blank Space’ in some movie trailer, and we say no to every single one of them. And the reason I’m rerecording my music next year is because I do want my music to live on. I do want it to be in movies, I do want it to be in commercials. But I only want that if I own it.”

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Julianne Hough on revealing she’s ‘not straight’: ‘I’ve never been a fan of labels’

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Julianne Hough made headlines in August when she revealed to Women’s Health that she’s “not straight.”

The 31-year-old dancer-singer-actress didn’t offer a label for her sexuality, and it turns out there’s a reason.

“It was all about de-layering and that’s why I did that [Women’s Health] cover because it was the naked strength issue,” Hough told People Now on Tuesday.

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She continued: “I felt more myself in that moment than I ever have. For me, that comment specifically was basically to say I love everyone, I’ve never been a fan of labels, I don’t identify that way and so, for me, it’s just about love.”

The “Rock of Ages” star also talked about why she felt so much pride for the cover story.

“It’s one of the highlights of my career because it was not shameful, which in the past, probably would have been riddled with that,” she said. “And it was just beautiful.”

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“That expression, for me, I just want every human to feel that way. That, like, they are perfect and beautiful and who they are is enough and, just, I love people,” Hough explained. “I love love, I love people, and I just want everybody to feel that.”

Julianne’s brother and fellow actor-dancer-singer Derek Hough was also present for the interview with People, and chimed in on his sister’s interview with Women’s Health.

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“As soon as I read that, people were texting me like ‘Oh my gosh, did you see what she said?'” Derek recalled. “And I didn’t even know anything about it, I didn’t know she said anything, and I saw it and I knew exactly what she meant… because I know her heart, I know who she is.”

Derek Hough, 34, also commented on the idea of labeling sexuality.

“It’s just kind of funny how there’s different perspectives and how people can hold onto a word or to a symbol or to a certain thing and grasp onto that and create a small box,” he said. “When the idea, at the core center of it, was the opposite…”

This year has been a big one for Julianne Hough, who served as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” and exited the show alongside Gabrielle Union after just one season.

She also released her single “Transform” in September and starred in an episode of “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” on Netflix.

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Both Julianne and Derek Hough are set to star in “Holidays with the Houghs,” a Christmas special on NBC to air Monday.

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Chris Cornell’s widow, Vicky, sues Soundgarden over royalties, unreleased recordings: report

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A long-simmering battle between Chris Cornell’s widow and the other members of Soundgarden broke into the open Monday morning when Vicky Cornell announced that she is suing the group over hundreds of thousands of dollars in allegedly unpaid royalties and the rights to seven unreleased recordings made before the singer’s death in May of 2017.

Cornell is represented by high-profile Hollywood lawyers Marty Singer — who has been described by the Los Angeles Times as a “pit bull” for people such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Sharon Stone and Jeff Bezos — and James Sammataro, and announced the lawsuit via a TMZ article forwarded to Variety by reps for the estate. The bandmembers, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepard and Matt Cameron (the latter of whom is also a member of Pearl Jam) recently parted ways with longtime Soundgarden attorney Peter Paterno and manager Ron Lafitte, who had worked with the band since they reformed in 2010.

Cameron, Shepard and Thayil’s attorney did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.

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Thayil was singled out in the documents for comments he has recently made about his frustration over not being able to finish and release recordings made by Cornell and the bandmembers before the singer’s death, which was ruled a suicide. She called it an “unlawful attempt to strong-arm Chris’ Estate into turning over certain audio recordings created by Chris before he passed away.” She says the songs in question were “solely authored by Chris; contain Chris’ own vocal tracks; and were bequeathed to Chris’ Estate” for the benefit of her and their kids.”

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The bandmembers have claimed they co-wrote some of the songs and in a letter to Vicky Cornell said “The entire band was feeling very positive about their rekindled artistic energy and creativity” before Cornell’s death. Vicky claims she has offered to share the recordings with the group and help facilitate their release “in a way that respects Chris’ wishes,” but says the band refused. She also claims Thayil has endangered her family by claiming she is blocking the release of an album from the recordings.

Vicky Cornell blasted the bandmembers in a dramatically worded Instagram post that did not specifically mention the lawsuit but references in part, “Hard-hearted family members, friends, and business associates; who will exploit a widow’s vulnerability when she’s broken and alone. These other people who have decided that her time is up as well.”

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leading light of the Seattle “grunge” scene, Soundgarden formed in 1984 and enjoyed global success via songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Outshined” before splitting in 1997. Cornell embarked on a sporadically successful solo career before reuniting with the other members in 2010; the band was on tour and had played a concert in Detroit when the singer hung himself in his hotel room on May 18, 2017. While he had suffered from depression and substance abuse at various times in his life, Vicky Cornell has blamed his suicide on prescription medications he was taking at the time of his death and last year sued his doctor for malpractice.

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Jennifer Lopez breaks out iconic Versace dress for ‘SNL’: ‘Some people say I look better now’

Turn’s out that Jennifer Lopez‘s iconic green Versace dress from 2000 is just as ageless as she is.

The star served as the host of “Saturday Night Live,” where she performed her monologue, capping it off by stripping out of her tuxedo, revealing the dress she famously wore to the Grammys in 2000.

In the monologue, Lopez, 50, reflected on her exciting year, recounting her engagement, the success of her film “Hustlers” and modeling in Milan, and wearing an updated version of the green dress, known for showing plenty of skin.

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“I walked the runway in Milan, wearing a dress I wore 20 years ago,” the singer remembered.

“Some people say I look better now than I did then. I’m not bragging, that’s just, you know, gossip,” Lopez joked.

The monologue concluded with a performance of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” alongside the Rockettes before strutting her stuff in the Donatella Versace-designed dress.

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Jennifer Lopez’s Donna Versace palm-print silk chiffon dress caused a star at the Grammy Awards in 2000. (Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images, File)

She last showed off the updated version of the dress, jungle-print with a deep V-cut stretching to her waist, this past September before posing with Donatella Versace, 64, for photos.

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Lopez shared a video of her runway appearance on Instagram, captioning it: “So this just happened…”

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Rapper Juice WRLD dies at 21 after landing in Chicago on flight from Los Angeles

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Rising rap star Juice WRLD died early Sunday after suffering a medical emergency at Chicago’s Midway Airport, according to reports. He was 21.

The rapper’s death, which took place in Illinois, was confirmed by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in an email to Fox News.

“The Medical Examiner’s Office has been notified of the death of Jarad A. Higgins, a 21-year-old black male of the 18500 block of Pierce Terrace in Homewood Illinois,” Natalia Derevyanny, spokeswoman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said in an email to Fox News.

“The autopsy has not been performed at this time,” she said.

The statement referred to Juice WRLD by his real name, Jarad A. Higgins, and did not reveal a cause of death, but TMZ reports that the musician had a seizure in the Chicago airport.

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According to TMZ, Higgins remained conscious during his trip to the emergency room but died shortly after.

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Higgins turned 21 on Dec. 2, and posted on Instagram, saying he’ll be “celebrating all week.”

Billboard quoted Chicago police as saying that a 21-year-old male at approximately 2 a.m. this morning at Midway Airport in the private jet section/terminal of the airport suffered a medical emergency. “The individual was then taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead.”

In 2018, Juice WRLD rose to fame after releasing the songs “Lucid Dreams” and “All Girls are the Same,” followed by his debut album “Goodbye & Good Riddance.”  “Lucid Dreams,” the rapper’s most popular song, amassed almost a billion streams on Spotify, WGN-TV reported.

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In early  March, he dropped his second studio album, “Death Race for Love” and would go on to tour with rapper Nicki Minaj. His latest release, “Bandit,” dropped on Oct. 4.

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Jason Aldean returns to Las Vegas for first concert since 2017 shooting

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Jason Aldean is using his music to help heal Las Vegas.

The country star returned to the Nevada city to perform a concert on Friday night. It’s the first time Aldean has been back for a full concert since the October 1, 2017, mass shooting in which 58 people were killed and over 800 others were injured when a gunman opened fired from a nearby hotel window.

The Las Vegas massacre remains the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, and just last month a 59th person died from complications from injuries sustained that night.

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“Tonight’s a really special night for us. We got a lot of people in the crowd who are family to us, so welcome everyone from Route 91,” Aldean said to the crowd at Park MGM per People magazine.

“We’re glad to see you guys out. It’s good to be back here in Las Vegas. It’s our first show back and make no mistake about it tonight, we came back to blow it out for you guys tonight. Let’s finish what we started, what y’all think!” he added.

In 2017, Aldean was onstage when the shooting started. He was only two songs into his 90-minute set for the Route 91 Harvest Festival when he and his band left the stage and took cover.

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“Last time we were starting this song here, we got a little interrupted,” Aldean continued Friday night. “So let’s finish it.”

The musician has been prepping for his comeback since August when it was announced he would be performing there again.

He reflected on social media at the time writing, “These shows are gonna be pretty special for lots of reasons. Can’t wait to see you guys there! #VegasStrong.”

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Since the massacre, Aldean has had a special relationship with Sin City. He has returned to attend awards shows and visit the hospitals where the victims were recovering.

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Billie Eilish is burned by cigarettes in new video that some call ‘triggering,’ possible bad influence for kids

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In Billie Eilish’s new video “Xanny,” the 17-year-old singer from California has multiple cigarettes put out on her face.

Some on social media are called the anti-smoking video “triggering” and “disturbing.”

Eilish, in her directorial debut, sits stoically on a cream-colored bench in a cream sweater, singing and barely flinching as cigarettes are continually snuffed out on her.

“I just wanted it to sound the way that it feels to just breathe in recycled breath,” she told MTV News. “Recycled, poisonous breath, I may add. I just wanted it to feel miserable.”

Eilish is no stranger to intense – and often real – imagery in her videos. In “[you should see me in a] crown” she had real tarantulas crawl out of her mouth and she actually cries black tears in “When The Party’s Over.”

“Everything is really important that it’s all real to me,” she told NPR earlier this year, adding that she hates when everything is CGI.

She also likes to make the viewer uncomfortable.

“I just love the idea of glorifying people’s biggest fears,” she told NPR. “You know, people are freaked out by needles, people are freaked out by things under the bed.”

“I just love the idea of glorifying people’s biggest fears. You know, people are freaked out by needles, people are freaked out by things under the bed.”

— Billie Eilish

But some on social were concerned that the video could be too “dark” for the singer’s younger fans — and possibly encourage them to mimic the singer.

“How are we meant to prevent kids seeing it?” one Twitter user wrote. … I’m starting to think someone needs to explain to her that people are influenced by famous people.”

“May be a little triggering for self harm (cigarette burns).” another wrote. “Beware guys.”

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Eilish said the night before she wrote “Xanny” she was with a group of friends who were all binge-drinking and sick around her.

“It was so weird, I was just like, ‘What? This is normal?’” she said. “’That’s normal for you guys.’ Watching my friends become completely not who they were. Watching their personalities crumple and fall.”

She also stirred a bit of controversy over her personal life when she said in a Vanity Fair interview last month that she regularly texts 33-year-old rapper Drake.

The singer revealed last year that she has suffered from Tourette’s syndrome her “whole life” in an Instagram post after fans noticed her facial ticks during an interview.

“My tics are only physical and not super noticeable to others if you’re not really paying attention,” she wrote in the post. “These compilations ya’ll been making of my tics are lowkey funny even when ya’ll make fun of them n s—. I know you’re all confused so as to what it is, so just to let ya know..it’s Tourettes.”

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She told Ellen DeGeneres this year that she never said anything publicly before because she didn’t want it to define her.

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Selena Gomez and Julia Michaels connected over their ‘sh—ty’ exes while songwriting

Selena Gomez and her longtime songwriting partner Julia Michaels have done some of their best work while reeling over the ex-men in their life who have broken their hearts.

The 26-year-old Michaels discussed her storied professional relationship with Gomez, 27, on Friday as the California singer-songwriter has helped the former Disney standout construct some of her most successful hits, including Gomez’s recent smash “Love You to Lose Me.”

“When [Gomez and I] first started working together [in 2013], it started as me writing the songs,” Michaels told Variety.

She continued: “I walked in to the session one day because she wanted to change some words to the song, and [Gomez] was like, ‘We must be going through the exact same thing because you’re writing everything that I feel.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, cool, you had a s—ty ex-boyfriend too? Let’s go!’”

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In describing her writing process, Michaels said she takes a literal approach to the art, adding that her biggest inspirations come from the conversations she has with loved ones and with herself.

“That helps me figure out what I want to say lyrically,” she told the outlet. “I write everything as if you’re talking to the person you’ve wanted to confront; if you could say it to somebody, why couldn’t you say it exactly how you would in a song?”

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When Gomez premiered “Lose You to Love Me” in late October, fans immediately speculated that the telling record was inspired by her highly-publicized relationship to ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber, 25, whom the “Wolves” performer began dating in late 2011 before ending their long-running on-again-off-again relationship for good in March 2018.

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Bieber has since married model and “Drop the Mic” host Hailey Baldwin.

Following the release of Gomez’s latest single, the singer took to Instagram to thank fans for their support.

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“Thank you all for standing by my side through the highs and lows,” the singer wrote, referencing her publicized mental health struggles.

“I couldn’t do it without you all and I can’t wait to start my next adventure with you,” she added.

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Alanis Morissette says ‘Jagged Little Pill’ was initially rejected by several record labels

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Record labels oughtta know better than to bet against Alanis Morissette.

Morissette, 45, stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk about her upcoming Broadway show, and she revealed that her legendary album “Jagged Little Pill” was rejected by several labels before it found success.

“Is it true that no record labels were interested, they didn’t want to sign you?” host Jimmy Fallon asked.

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“No, not an uncommon thing for rejection to persevere,” Morissette said.

According to the “Ironic” singer, she had written 10 songs to “get my whistle wet” before she began getting rejected.

“When we started getting rejections, I asked everyone to stop so that I could go back under my rock and keep writing,” Morisette said. “I went back and wrote more and then once I was writing ‘All I Really Want,’ which is the last song on the record… we got a call to go meet Maverick [and] Guy Oseary, Madonna‘s label.”

Morissette said she was hesitant to go to the meeting because she was wearing sweatpants, but they told her, “Who cares? Get in the car and go.”

“So I met [Oseary] in my sweatpants and we played ‘You Oughtta Know’ and ‘Perfect’ and ‘Hand in My Pocket’ and he was very excited,” she recalled.

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Fallon, 45, then reminded the audience that the album — currently in the top 20 best-selling albums of all time, selling more than 33 million copies worldwide — was certified diamond and 16-times platinum, won four Grammys, spent 12 weeks at number one on the Hot 100 charts and produced three number one singles.

“This is like a legendary record, I love it so much,” Fallon said. “It’s so great, one of my all-time favorites.”

The two then discussed Morissette’s upcoming Broadway show, also titled “Jagged Little Pill,” which will feature music from the 1995 album.

According to Morissette, she worked for eight years to create the show, which is not autobiographical.

“It’s not a direct autobiographical story,” she explained. “It’s a story about a family, but [writer] Diablo Cody said she pulled all characters out of the songs, so in some ways, I relate to a lot of the characters in a direct way.”

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The musical, which was set to open Thursday, is only one of Morissette’s current projects, as she is also working on a new album due out in May 2020 and is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” with a tour alongside Liz Phair and Garbage.

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Darlene Love blasts ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ producers for leaving her out of NBC special

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Darlene Love, best known for her hit song “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home),” is unhappy with NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” special, which aired on Wednesday.

The singer put the producers of the annual tree lighting ceremony on blast after not being invited to perform.

“Once again I was snubbed by Brad Lachman Productions who produce the Rockefeller Christmas Tree lighting ceremony and instead they book another artist to perform my song ‘Christmas Baby, Please Come Home’ each year,” Love, 78, said on Facebook. “Such an insult and let down!”

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Love said that she’s worked for a long time to secure her spot in the annual special.

“They book these young artists who can’t even hit the notes properly and are off-key,” she said. “Makes NO sense!! That’s my song and I’m still alive. Show me some respect! My publicist has been trying for over 10 years to lock this performance down for me and they keep saying that I’m not their demo or big enough and would only book me if Bette Midler or Bruce Springsteen would do it with me.”

This year, Love’s hit was performed by “Pitch Perfect” star Skylar Astin and “Glee” alum Alex Newell. The two are set to co-star in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” for NBC.

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“This business can be so unfair at times,” Love continued. “Don’t get me wrong, I’m TRULY blessed for what I have accomplished at 78 years of age but it’s still a constant struggle to stay relevant and convince those who control the industry that I’m worth it.”

Outside of her Christmas music, Love has released jazz, rock and pop albums, as well as appeared as Trisha Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise and several times on Broadway. Most recently, she starred in the Netflix original film “Holiday Rush.”

Released in 1963, “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)” has been certified gold. Love performed it each year on David Letterman’s late-night talk show from 1986 to 2014.

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NBC had no comment when reached by Fox News and Brad Lachman Productions, who produced the special, did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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