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Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagicLady Gaga's two stolen French bulldogs have been found safe, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to ABC News.

The dogs, Gustav and Koji, were turned into the LAPD's Olympic Station, not Hollywood Division where they were taken, by a woman who found them, ABC News has learned. She is reportedly not involved.

The dogs were unharmed and reunited with Gaga's representatives. The perpetrators have not been caught and are still being searched for, according to police.

As previously reported, the singer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was out walking her three dogs when he was approached late Wednesday by two people who shot Fischer and took two of the dogs. The third, Asia, escaped and was later recovered.

Fischer was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries; he is currently stable and is expected to recover.

It's not clear the kidnappers knew they were Lady Gaga's dogs. There have been a number of thefts of French bulldogs in Los Angeles in recent months.

The pop superstar, who was not in the country at the time, had offered $500,000 as reward for the safe return of the dogs, no questions asked.

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Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesLady Gaga is taking to social media with her pleas for the safe return of her two French bulldogs stolen earlier this week.

“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” she wrote on Friday, along with photos of the dogs. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.”

She reiterated her reward of $500,000 for their safe return, encouraging anyone with information to email

“If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same,” she added.

Gaga, who was reportedly in Italy filming a movie when the dognapping occurred Wednesday night, also tweeted her praise for her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, who was shot during the robbery and is currently in stable condition.

“I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family,” she wrote. “You’re forever a hero.”

Fischer's family issued a statement not long after saying, "As you know, our beloved Ryan was the victim of a horrible, violent crime on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles. Thankfully, Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery."

They thanked all the healthcare workers caring Ryan and added their thanks to Lady Gaga who they said has "shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset."

"Ryan loves [Gustav] and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return," the family said, concluding, "Thank you very much for your interest and support. At this time we kindly ask that you respect our family's privacy as we are focused on Ryan's recovery."

By Andrea Tuccillo
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Billie: ABC/Eric McCandless; Katy & Orlando: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicHe may have starred in some of the biggest film franchises ever, but to Billie Eilish, Orlando Bloom was "just some dude Katy Perry met."

In her new documentary The World's a Little Blurry, streaming now, the future Grammy-winner is seen backstage at Coachella in 2019, as Katy comes by to say hi with Orlando in tow. Katy and Billie hug, and Katy introduces Orlando as "my fiancé."  Orlando then hugs Billie and tells her how great her song "bad guy" is.

In the next scene, Billie's brother Finneas is shown imitating Orlando's accent, when Billie chimes in, "Who was that?"

"Orlando Bloom. He played Will Turner in f***ing Pirates of the Caribbean," explains Finneas.

"That guy? That was him? No way! Bring him back! I wanna meet him again," Billie exclaims. "He kissed me on the cheek!" 

After checking out some pictures of Orlando as Will in the hit film franchise, Billie admits, "I did not know that was him. I thought that was just some dude Katy Perry met."

Orlando -- who also starred in the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings franchise -- eventually comes back and hugs Billie again

This time, she fangirls out, gushing, "You don't even understand, my 9-year-old self,'re a f***ing... I don't even know! Oh my Lord! Thank you for everything you do."

By the way, Katy also said she'd be there for Billie if the then-17-year-old star ever needed to talk because, Katy warned, "It's gonna be a wild ride for, like, 10 years."

The World's a Little Blurry is streaming now on Apple TV .

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Garrett Lobaugh"You Say" singer Lauren Daigle has returned with her first new original music since her Grammy-winning 2018 album Look Up Child: A new single called "Hold On to Me."

While Lauren has performed the song on tour, this marks the first time the song's been officially released. And like "You Say," it's an uplifting message of hope.

"When the best of me is barely breathin'/When I'm not somebody I believe in/Hold on to me," she sings.

"I hope “Hold On To Me” reminds people there’s still good in the world,” Lauren says in a statement. "No matter the circumstance you are walking through, there is someone in your life there to help you get through it."

"There’s something powerful about having people in your life that see who you are through the worst of circumstances and still choose you," she adds. "'Hold On To Me' is about all of us coming together and remembering that being with each other and being there for each other is what life is truly all about.”  

As for a new album, Lauren tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe, "I mean, I'm inspired. I've kind of locked myself in here and we'll see what comes of it. I'm excited though. It is definitely a writing season, for sure."

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Shervin LainezIt took them a record-setting amount of time, but AJR's "Bang!" has reached the number-one spot on Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay chart.

According to Billboard, the song has set a new record for the longest trip to the top for a group in the 25-year history of that chart: 43 weeks.  The previous record was 36 weeks, set by The Script's "Breakeven" in 2010.

The only song that ever took longer to hit the top on Adult Pop Airplay is "The Bones" by Maren Morris, which finally made it to number-one last year after 45 weeks.

The song has already been top 10 on three other Billboard charts: the Hot 100, Pop Airplay and Alternative Airplay.

"Bang!" is from Ok Orchestra, the upcoming album by the trio of brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met, due out March 26.

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RBMG/Def Jam Recordings All those singles Justin Bieber has been releasing lately have all been leading up to this: a new album, JUSTICE, which will be released March 19.

Justin's sixth studio album will feature his three hit singles -- "Holy," "Lonely" and "Anyone" -- which are all in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“In a time when there’s so much wrong with this broken planet, we all crave healing - and justice - for humanity,” says Justin, explaining the album title. “In creating this album, my goal is to make music that will provide comfort; to make songs that people can relate to, and connect to, so they feel less alone."

"Suffering, injustice and pain can leave people feeling helpless," he continues. "Music is a great way of reminding each other that we aren’t alone. Music can be a way to relate to one another and connect with one another."

"I know that I cannot simply solve injustice by making music, but I do know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to serve this planet, and each other, that we are that much closer to being united," Justin notes.

"This is me doing a small part. My part," he concludes. "I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal.”

JUSTICE is the follow-up to Justin's album Changes, which came out just over a year ago. He'll perform at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2021, live on Saturday, March 13.

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James Devaney/GC ImagesWhile Lady Gaga is distraught over the dognapping of two of her beloved French bulldogs, she's also upset that her dog walker and friend, Ryan Fischer, was shot while the robbery took place.  But People confirms that Ryan seems to be doing O.K. in the hospital.

Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippet told People that Ryan, who was shot once in the chest, is in stable condition, and added that he "believes he will" make a full recovery.  Tippett also told People that there are two suspects, both between the ages of 20 and 25, both of whom are at large. Because Ryan himself was not robbed, Tippett believes the suspects were only after the dogs.

Meanwhile, a friend and former client of Ryan's, tells People that Ryan texted him from the hospital and told him he was "breathing on his own now."

The friend, Dr. Fred Pescatore, describes Fischer as an "amazing" person, adding, "There's nothing negative about that man."  He says Ryan is "just amazing with dogs," explaining, "They're like his children. He's very in tune with the dogs' needs. He would do anything for them, anything."

"This man deserves recognition. He was the one that was shot," Pescatore adds. "He was the one protecting her dogs. And not enough people are focusing on that."

As previously reported, Gaga is offering a $500,000 for the return of the dogs. Anyone with information on the case can email

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Anthony MandlerNick Jonas is the host and the musical guest on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, but in a new promo of the show, he has a hard time convincing a couple of SNL castmembers that he's worthy of the gig.

In the clip, Nick announces that he's hosting and performing on SNL.  Cast member Bowen Yang then pumps him up, saying, "Kid, this is your big night!" while fellow cast member Ego Nwodim adds, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!"

"It's your big shot!" adds Bowen. "Don't blow it!" advises Ego.

"Um, I think I’ve kind of like already made it, because I’m a very successful music artist?” Nick responds.

"Exactly! That's a great attitude!" says Ego, with Bowen adding, "Fake it 'til you make it!"

In the second promo, Bowen and Ego are disappointed that Nick's role as musical guest means they can't debut their new single "You Idiot." They proceed to sing it for Nick, who storms off in disgust.

Bowen and Ego respond, "He loves it!"

Catch Nick debuting his new single "Spaceman," from his upcoming album of the same name, on SNL this weekend.

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Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesFinally, Bruno Mars is gifting us with new music.

On Thursday night, he announced that he's teamed up with Grammy-winning R&B singer Anderson. Paak to make a new album. "We locked in and made an album," he tweeted. "The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5."

He also tweeted what is presumably the album artwork: It shows drawings of both his and Anderson's faces, both wearing big sparkly glasses, and it has the title "An Evening with Silk Sonic."  Underneath that, it says, "With special guest host Bootsy Collins."

Collins is the legendary bass player and singer who's best known for his work with James Brown, and as member of the pioneering group Parliament-Funkadelic.  He's also a pop culture icon who's been name-checked in songs, and appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials.

Anderson also posted the artwork and wrote, "WE MADE AN ALBUM!! YALL GET THE FIRST SONG NEXT FRIDAY 3/5!! ROCKET EMOJIS AND ALL THAT!!!"

This is Bruno's first album release since 2016's Grammy-winning 24K Magic, though he's released a number of collaborative singles since then. .Paak's last album was 2019's Grammy-winning Ventura.

✨We locked in and made an album. The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5.✨

— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) February 26, 2021

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Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcpKelly Clarkson is keeping herself busy amid her divorce. So busy, in fact, that's she's had the time to write 60 songs.

While chatting with ET, the 38-year-old The Voice coach opened up about using music as an outlet after filing to split from Brandon Blackstock, who she shares two children with -- daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4 -- last June. 

"I have this record that we're working on. It's really great and really honest," she said. "There's just a lot of questions that I have to answer before releasing it for myself, you know? Whether that be business-wise or personally or whatever. Whatever happens though, it is such a gift. Like, I don't know how anybody, I'll just be real with you, goes through grief like divorce, any kind of grief, any kind of loss, without having an outlet like this."

"I have written like 60 songs, it is an insane amount of getting it out. I think that's a blessing in itself," she continued. "Anytime you go through some life, it's such an awesome thing to have that outlet, regardless of whether people hear it or not."

Clarkson's uncertainty on whether fans will hear the track comes from her experiences putting out personal songs in the past like "Piece of Me" and "Because of You," which she explained were "difficult decisions" 

"But the other side of you is like, 'Man, how many people have come up to me.' Like, 'You have no idea. I never wanted to talk about it, I never have told anyone this,'" the singer reminisced. 

"Music has that way, even for me," she added. "I listen to other artists and music has a way of healing you."

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Atlantic RecordsAva Max has released a sexy, dance-heavy video for her latest hit "My Head & My Heart" -- and she says those shots of her getting up-close-and-personal with a male dancer required, not a lot of rehearsal, but a lot of testing.

"It was like four different tests: two days before, one day before, the day on set, then temperature checks!" Ava laughs, explaining what it was like trying to film the video under strict COVID-19 guidelines. "Oh, and then test again! Oh, and wear masks in between's crazy!"

Still, the tests allowed her to create a clip that she says is "almost a little like more risqué than I usually do."

"It just shows the nightlife and what we go through when we're in the nightlife, and if we've ever experienced being torn [between] your head and your heart," she tells ABC Audio. "It's filled with dancing...this is probably [the] most dancing I've ever done in a music video...It makes you want to have fun and, I think, get out of his quarantine!"

Ava Max released "My Head & My Heart" after her debut album Heaven & Hell came out in September.  So does that mean the song is the first of a bunch of new songs she'll include on a deluxe edition of the album?  Well, maybe.

"You know, it might be but we're actually playing around with some different ideas because I am working on the next project," she teases. "There's a lot of options in the air right now!"

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Tommaso Boddi/WireImageWhile Blake Shelton would love to take Miley Cyrus up on her offer to sing at his wedding to Gwen Stefani, the country star feels his former The Voice nemesis Adam Levine “owes” him a wedding performance.

Last month, Miley tweeted, "@gwenstefani @blakeshelton I'll be your wedding singer! I promise to be on my best behavior. Or worst. whatever you want! It's your special day! Cheers to loving you both almost as much as you love each other!"

"Gwen was showing me that she even said, 'I promise to be on my best behavior,'" Blake tells People of Miley’s offer. "I've known Miley long enough [for her to have to say], 'By the way, I'll be nice when I get here.' So that was nice of her.”

He adds, “I don't know what we're going to do, but I still say Adam owes me a full-band performance with Maroon 5, mostly because I want it to cost him. I would rather have Miley as a human being."

Nice to know Blake and Adam’s love/hate bromance is alive and well, despite Adam leaving The Voice in 2019.

Season 20 of The Voice premieres March 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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Gaga with Koji; MPI67/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)Lady Gaga's father Joe Germanotta says the entire family is "just sick over" the terrible incident Wednesday night in which Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot and two of her three French bulldogs were stolen.

Fischer is expected to recover; Gaga is now offering a $500,000 reward for the return of Koji and Gustavo, no questions asked. Speaking to the New York Post, Germanotta said, "We’re just sick over it, it’s really horrible. It’s like someone took one of your kids.” 

Germanotta said he'd already spoken "several times" with his daughter, who's in Rome filming a movie.  He says he told a distraught Gaga to "be strong" and remember that the two Frenchies are "together" and are "comforting each other."

Gaga's third Frenchie, Miss Asia, managed to escape and was later recovered.

Meanwhile, a source tells Entertainment Tonight, "Lady Gaga is beside herself about this situation. Ryan is not only her dog walker, but also her friend. She is horrified that this happened." 

"Her dogs are her babies and she is completely devastated and sickened by this," the source continues. "She feels somewhat helpless because she is far away in Italy, but is doing everything she can and praying for Ryan, Koji and Gustavo."

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Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty ImagesA biopic on controversial lip-syncing '90s duo Milli Vanilli is still moving ahead, but the film company involved in its production has removed itself from the project -- possibly due to its controversial director.

Variety reports that Millennium Media, the independent film company that brought you The Expendables, Olympus Has Fallen and The Hitman's Bodyguard, has pulled out of the project, which is set to be directed by Brett Ratner. 

A statement from Ratner's company said, "Millennium will not be selling the film...or be involved in the production," adding that instead, "a group of private equity investors" will be "fully financing the movie."

The announcement of the film on February 19 was followed by an outcry because of Ratner's involvement. In 2017, seven women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct, reports Variety

On February 20, Variety reports, Time's Up issued a statement saying that Ratner had never expressed regret, and instead, filed lawsuits against his accusers.  Time's Up added that Ratner shouldn't be allowed to just "go away for a couple of years and then resurface and act like nothing's happened."

The statement continued, "We have not – and will not – forget. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either. There should be no comeback."

Ratner, best known for directing the Rush Hour franchise and X-Men: The Last Stand, is excited about the Milli Vanilli project, promoting it on his Instagram as "The Incredible True Story of the World's Greatest Lie."

As you might recall, the duo Milli Vanilli scored four smash singles in 1988 and 1989 and won the Grammy for Best New Artist, only to have it revoked when it was revealed that the duo -- Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus -- were models who didn't actually sing on any of their records.

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Beth GarrabrantThe videos for Taylor Swift's "Cardigan," Camila Cabello's "Oh My My" and Harry Styles' "Falling" have all been nominated for the 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, handed out by the Art Directors Guild. 

Production design means the overall aesthetic of a movie, TV show, commercial or video, which helps tell the story.

"Cardigan," " My Oh My" and "Falling" are included in the Short Format: Web series, music video or commercial category.  Camila's video and Harry's video had the same production designer, though the aesthetic of Harry and Taylor's videos are somewhat similar.

In Harry's video, he's shown wearing a frilly blouse while playing the piano in a room. Water erupts out of the piano and slowly begins to fill the room, until he and the piano are both completely submerged.

In Taylor's video, she's playing an old upright piano in a cabin.  She opens the top of the piano, climbs into it and finds herself in a magical forest, playing a moss- covered grand piano that has a waterfall spilling out of it.  She then opens up the piano bench, climbs into it and finds herself swimming in a stormy sea. She swims over to a floating piano, climbs inside it, and ends up back in her cabin, soaking wet.

As for Camila's video, it's a mini-movie in which she plays a '50s-era actress who gets tired of playing a damsel in distress in black-and-white films. After meeting a budding film director, she ends up starring in a full-color film where she's the hero, slicing and dicing bad guys left and right with her Japanese sword.

The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony that will stream on April 10 at 7 p.m. ET.

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Atlantic RecordsAva Max says that her new video for "My Head & My Heart" will show fans "for the first time...the true me on screen."  If that's true, then the true Ava is someone who really likes to dance.

In the video, Ava and a group of male and female dancers writhe, gyrate and perform full-on group choreography in the club. Ava sings the upbeat dance banger while getting into some super-steamy clinches with the male dancers.

“This is hands down my favorite music video I’ve ever done," Ava says in a statement, adding, "Come DANCE with me!”

Ava will sing the track tonight on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live!

"My Head & My Heart," which extrapolates the 2000 hit "All Around the World (La La La La La)" by ATF, is available on the digital edition of Ava's album Heaven & Hell. It's the follow-up to "Kings & Queens," which is still going strong on the chart and has racked up close to 850 million streams globally.

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White House/Chandler WestKelly Clarkson's big sit-down interview with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden aired Thursday, and part of the show featured Kelly singing a special cover song just for Dr. Biden, in the East Room of the White House.

Joined by her musical director Jason Halbert on piano, Kelly sang a gentle, beautiful version of "Get Together," the 1967 hit by The Youngbloods. The first lady said it was one of her favorite songs, and it certainly hits home President Joe Biden's theme of "unity."

"Come on people now/Smile on your brother/Everybody get together/Try to love one another right now," Kelly sang.

Also during the episode, Dr. Biden introduced Kelly to the White House dogs, Champ and Major, and Kelly did a lightning round when she asked Dr. Biden to say the first thing that comes into her mind when she said a certain word.  When Kelly said, "Bridgerton" -- the hit Netflix show -- Dr. Biden said, "Costumes...romance!"

"We're so different!" Kelly laughed. "My first word would have been different!"

"O.K., I know which episode you're talking about!" laughed Dr. Biden.

"It might be episode five!" Kelly laughed.

For those who haven't watched, Bridgerton episode five features a lot of, um, sexytime.

That time I asked @FLOTUS about what comes to her mind when she hears the word… #Bridgerton! #FLOTUSonKELLY

— Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) February 25, 2021

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Anthony Mandler/Island RecordsNick Jonas has released his new solo song "Spaceman," which he tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe explores the idea of being disconnected from others, as we've all been during the pandemic.  It's the first release from an upcoming solo album, also called Spaceman, which arrives March 12.

" moments when I'm able to take an idea, a concept, in this case, that feeling of just trying to capture what this year looked like as far as that isolation," he says of the project.

"I was away from my wife for a few months while she was filming a movie and that's when I started making the record," Nick reveals. "And then the reconnection, understanding there is hope on the other side."

"I feel like the album is inherently hopeful and I want people to feel that when they listen to it," he adds.

As for "Spaceman," Nick says the concept came to him when he thought, "What's the one thing that all of us have felt during this time?"

"It's just completely disconnected from the world," he adds. "We've gotten so accustomed to looking at a screen instead of human interaction, and I think the thing that keeps us all encouraged and hopeful is just the idea of knowing that there will be a tomorrow."

Nick tells Lowe that his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas "loves" his new music, adding, "Most of the songs are pretty much just love letters...when I can't articulate the way I feel with my words...I go to the studio."

As for The Jonas Brothers, Nick says that he's "excited to get with [them] and find our big stadium song to go and play those shows again for our fans...but it's really nice to make something that just feels right to me."

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Gaga with Asia & Koji: Michael Stewart/GC ImagesLady Gaga's beloved French bulldogs were stolen in an incident that left her dog walker hospitalized -- and she wants them back, no questions asked.

ABC News has confirmed that two of Gaga's three French bulldogs -- Koji and Gustav -- were stolen last night in Hollywood and the dog walker was shot and wounded.  She's offering a $500,000 reward to anyone who has the dogs, and the person who has the dogs can email to claim the reward.

LAPD tells ABC News that since French bulldogs are very valuable and in high demand, it's likely that Gaga was not targeted, and the robber simply wanted the dogs.

TMZ reports that Gaga's third Frenchie, Asia, ran away and was later recovered by one of Gaga's bodyguards.  Gaga was in Rome shooting her role in Ridley Scott's upcoming movie Gucci when it happened, according to TMZ and Vulture

TMZ says the dog walker is likely to recover.

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VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty ImagesA Chinese TV show that inexplicably thought it was a good idea to doctor a photo of Selena Gomez in the hospital has apologized for its actions, reports the Global Times.

The sixth episode of a variety show called Who's the Murderer had taken the well-known picture of Selena and her friend Francia Raisa together in the hospital holding hands after Selena's kidney transplant surgery and Photoshopped two of the show's male Chinese guests over the women's faces.

The Global Times also reports that the show used a pun that included the word "kidney," further offending fans.

Selena's Chinese fan club slammed the show online, writing, "Selena's original intention of publishing photos of her surgery to the public was to let fans understand her experience during the surgery and to draw attention to the disease of lupus. But now the show is editing the photo for entertainment. This is out of line."

The show subsequently issued an apology, reports The Global Times.  It said, in part, "We expressed our deepest regret for hurting the people involved and those who care for the U.S. stars due to our negligence in the production of show props."

Who's the Murderer is described as a hit variety show where celebrities attempt to solve a murder mystery.

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