Taylor Swift’s ‘Folklore’ Live Album Is This Week’s Fan Favorite New Music

Taylor Swift’s surprise live album, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Nov. 27) on Billboard, choosing the 30-year-old pop superstar’s latest album as their favorite new music release of the past week.

Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions brought in nearly 48% of the vote, beating out new music by Miley Cyrus (Plastic Hearts), Bad Bunny (El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo) and Jennifer Lopez (“In the Morning”), among others.

Last week, Swift treated fans to early Christmas gifts by releasing a Disney+ film documenting the making of her 2020 quarantine album, Folklore, along with a live version of the release, titled Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.

In the film, Swift talks about the making of Folklore, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, giving an insight into how the lockdown album was pieced together.

Placing second on the tally with nearly 35% of the vote was Cyrus’ rock-fueled seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts. The 15-track set includes the previously-released singles “Midnight Sky,” “Prisoner” (with Dua Lipa) and “Edge of Midnight” (with Stevie Nicks).

Coming in third was the “other” category with about 7 percent of the vote, followed by Bad Bunny’s surprise album, El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo, in fourth with about 5% of the vote.

See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.

Francia Raisa Responds to ‘Saved by the Bell’ Reboot Joking About Selena Gomez’s Kidney Transplant

Selena Gomez’s close friend Francia Raisa is speaking out against the new Saved by the Bell reboot, which recently joked about the pop star’s kidney transplant in 2017.

Raisa, who donated a kidney to Gomez, took to Twitter on Saturday (Nov. 28) to chastise the show’s executive producers and NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock following an apology they issued after receiving major backlash from the singer’s fans on social media.

“Appreciate the apology but let’s not forget about the donors that potentially felt offended and dismissed from the spray paint written on the wall,” Raisa wrote in response to the statement.

In addition to their public apology, the team behind the new Saved by the Bell said they have been in touch with Gomez’s representatives and plan to make a donation to The Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at USC.

In the sixth episode of the reboot, which premiered last week, two students at Bayside High argue over who donated a kidney to Gomez in 2017 after she had been diagnosed with lupus years earlier.

“I know for a fact that Selena Gomez’s kidney donor was Justin Bieber’s mom. God, I wish that I had my phone so that I could prove it,” one character says. The other student replies, “Prove what? That you’re an idiot? It was Demi Lovato’s kidney. They’re best friends, like you and I were.”

In a later scene, the words “Does Selena Gomez even have a kidney?” are written on the high school’s walls near some lockers.

Selenators took to Twitter on Saturday to criticize the show, causing “RESPECT SELENA GOMEZ” to trend on the social media platform. Gomez hadn’t publicly commented as of press time.

In September 2017, Gomez revealed she had undergone a kidney transplant to combat her lupus, an autoimmune and inflammatory disease that sometimes causes kidney failure, when she posted an Instagram picture of herself holding hands with Raisa in their adjacent hospital beds.

Halsey Speaks Out After 2021 Grammy Nominations Snub: ‘It’s Not Always About the Music’

Halsey is getting a few things off her chest after being snubbed once again by the Grammys.

The 2021 Grammy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday (Nov. 24), with Beyonce leading the way with nine nods, followed by Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Ricch with six apiece. Notable snubs included The Weeknd, Halsey and Selena Gomez — all of whom had out major albums that sported Billboard Hot 100-topping singles.

“I’ve been thinking and wanted to choose my words carefully because a lot of people have extended sympathy and apology to me since the Grammy nominations,” Halsey wrote in her Instagram Stories on Saturday (Nov. 28).

The 26-year-old pop star’s exclusion from the 2021 Grammy nominations came as a surprise to many, given that her recent album, Manic, featured the hit song “Without Me,” which reached No. 1 on the Hot 100.

To date, the singer has not been nominated in a Big Four (album of the year, record of the year, song of the year and best new artist) category at the Grammys. She has received just two Grammy nominations to date, both four years ago. The singer was nominated for best pop duo/group performance for “Closer,” her megahit collab with The Chainsmokers, and album of the year as a featured artist on Justin Bieber’s Closer.

“The Grammys are an elusive process,” Halsey continued in her post. “It can often be about behind the scenes private performances, knowing the right people, campaigning through the grapevine, with the right handshake and ‘bribes’ that can be just ambiguous enough to pass as ‘not bribes.'”

She added that many politics go into receiving a Grammy nomination, including “committing to exclusive TV performances” that help the Recording Academy earn “millions in advertising on the night of the show.”

Halsey also gave a shout-out to The Weeknd, who was also snubbed despite having released a massively popular album in After Hours, which included the record-breaking hit song “Blinding Lights.”

“It’s not always about the music or quality or culture,” she wrote. “While I am THRILLED for my talented friends who were recognized this year, I am hoping for more transparency or reform. But I’m sure this post will blacklist me anyway.”

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Boxed — But Snoop Dogg’s Commentary Won the Fight

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. faced-off against each other in the ring Saturday night (Nov. 28) in a highly-anticipated exhibition bout — but it was Snoop Dogg who social media users declared winner the evening.

Born Calvin Broadus Jr., the rapper, actor and entrepreneur gave color commentary for multiple matches, including Jake Paul versus Nate Robinson and the main event, which was the former heavyweight champion Tyson vs icon Jones Jr.

Snoop had fans rolling on social media with his numerous quips during the fights, one of the most popular being when he said of the Tyson-Jones Jr. battle, “This s–t is like two of my uncles fighting at the barbecue.”

And it was not just the jokes, of which there were plenty, but also his genuine reaction to the action, especially the Paul-Robinson undercard which some viewers noted was far more entertaining than the Tyson-Jones Jr. draw.

“Oh, my God, Lord have mercy! Oh, Jesus!” Snoop shouted at one point when Paul knocked Robinson to the ground. He then began singing a spiritual hymn as Robinson stumbled around the ring, trying to regain his composure.

Musicians, Hollywood stars and pro athletes also complimented Snoop on his work, including Lakers superstar LeBron James. “My Unk @SnoopDogg is simply the greatest at whatever he does man!! Swiss Army Knife++++++,” James tweeted.

After the event, Snoop tweeted, “I had fun 2nite yall.”

See more reactions to Snoop Dogg’s commentary below.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.