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Tai Verdes: @franzmars photographer; Rob Thomas: Jim Trocchio

This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature established stars like Andy Grammer, Rob Thomas, Kelly Rowland, Sara Bareilles and Nelly, as well as rising artists like Zoe Wees and Tai Verdes. Tai's happy for the opportunity to get in front of viewers who don't know him from TikTok or the radio.

"It's always really awesome to see the different steps that you can take to be exposed to more people," he tells ABC Audio. "Especially with something like the Macy's Day Parade, it's kind of cool to see something that I've seen for like years and be a part of that."

Tai will sing his hit "A-O-K" while riding on the Jennie-O float, but he laughs, "Honestly, they could put me on any float, and I'd be happy."  He doesn't even mind that he'll miss Thanksgiving dinner with his folks back in California.

"My family would usually just eat dinner together, we don't have any crazy traditions, so it's not like I'm missing out a lot," he says. "But I'm also going back and having, like, a 'Thanksgiving dinner' after -- on, like, Saturday and Sunday."

Rob Thomas is also a first-timer when it come to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. He'll be singing a song from his new holiday album, Something About Christmas Time, while riding aboard the Hallmark Channel float, and he and his wife are equally thrilled.

"I'm stoked...my wife, growing up in Queens, [NY], that's been her entire life," he tells ABC Audio. "Christmas starts when Santa Claus goes past Macy's, then, from that moment on for her, it's the holidays."

"I'm excited about doing it and I'm excited about doing it on the Hallmark float," he adds. "That's huge! That's serious Christmas, right there.  I am knee-deep in Christmas at that point!"

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The Weeknd and Angelina Jolie were spotted out having dinner together again over the weekend.

In photos obtained by British tabloid The Daily Mail, the two were seen Saturday at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Santa Monica, California. They reportedly spent over two hours in a private section of the restaurant, before leaving together in the same vehicle.

It's not the first time the 31-year-old singer and the 46-year-old actress have enjoyed each other's company. They were previously seen grabbing dinner together at the same restaurant back in June, and attending the same concert in July.

Their outings have sparked questions about the nature of their relationship -- are they dating, just friends or working on a project together?

The Weeknd has been getting into more TV and film projects as of late, and sources speculate that he and Jolie could be meeting for business, not pleasure. But if you'll remember, The Weeknd also once referenced Angelina in his song "Party Monster," with the lyrics describing a beautiful woman as having "lips like Angelina."

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Billie Eilish's Disney+ special Happier Than Ever: A Love Letter to Los Angeles debuts on Friday, but we have our first look at it now, with a full-length clip of her performance of "Oxytocin."

In the clip, an animated Billie peels out in a sleek convertible sports car and speeds through a tunnel as red streaks of light flash by.  The video then cuts to real-life Billie onstage at the Hollywood Bowl, bathed in red light, as she sings the track from Happier Than Ever. 

As previously reported, the special will feature Billie performing every song from the album in order, joined by her brother FINNEAS and additional musicians, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The special had its official premiere Monday night at The Grove in L.A.  The drive-through experience featured socially distanced photo ops, dinner and a live performance by the L.A. Philharmonic performing five songs from Happier Than Ever.  Billie and FINNEAS were both in attendance.

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