Just as she promised, Ellen DeGeneres addressed multiple reports about a toxic work culture on her show when the program returned yesterday. After sarcastically sharing that she had a great…super terrific summer, Ellen went right into the reports of a toxic workplace and investigation in her first monologue back. Ellen said she learned that things happened that never should have. She’s so sorry to the people that were affected, took responsibility for what happened and pledged the new season would mark the beginning of a new chapter.

Avril Lavigne is dedicated to conquering Lyme disease. She announced a livestream benefit concert presented by Global Lyme Alliance on October 24 at 5PM, set to raise awareness and funds for individuals affected by Lyme disease. The cause is personal for Avril and she’s set to perform songs from throughout her career. Lavigne will be joined by a number of fellow musicians that will be announced in the upcoming weeks. All proceeds will be donated to The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance.

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I’m so excited to invite you to join me and some VERY special guests for #FightLyme, a virtual concert to benefit the Lyme community. 100% of the proceeds go to The Avril Lavigne Foundation and Global Lyme Alliance. Since Lyme disease is a global pandemic but not a global priority, we need all the help we can get to eradicate Lyme. Not being able to bring my show to everyone in person this year, I thought it was a good time to have some fun while we raise funds. Please join us on October 24. Tickets are on sale now at www.AVRILLAVIGNE.COM, along with an exclusive event t-shirt and a limited number of VIP Soundcheck passes! Your ticket purchase helps us save lives. See you at the show!

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Fortnite’s Party Royale is boasting some international sensations who will blow up the island’s Main Stage this week with Dynamite: BTS. They will light up the gaming platform’s no-combat, just-chill mode with an exclusive Dynamite music video featuring never before seen choreography this Friday at 8PM. And starting tomorrow players can purchase the BTS Dynamite Pack. Following the new video, players can head to the karaoke listening party. And if you miss the premiere, Epic Games will re-broadcast it 12 hours later right back at the Main Stage.

Billie Eilish has announced a collection of action figures based on her singles Bad Guy and All the Good Girls Go to Hell. The dolls are available for pre-order right now and both are expected to ship in 10 weeks. Eilish is currently hard at work on her follow-up album. She did say she’s not interested in dropping a bummer COVID record so it might be a bit before we hear the full-length record from her.

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