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2014-11-27

Taylor Swift Joins Robin Roberts Thanksgiving Night for ABC's "Thank You America!" Special

As if she hasn't already been on seemingly every TV channel there is, Taylor Swift will be on your TV twice Thanksgiving Day. The singer will appear on ABC Thanksgiving night as part of the special Thank You America!, hosted by Robin Roberts.  The show airing at 8 p.m, ET,  celebrates unsung heroes and rewards them with surprises that will change their lives.  Among those spotlighted: a sanitation worker who founded a food pantry and a couple who have foster-parented more than 90 children throughout the years.  There's also a special tribute to the men and women of the U.S.…

posted 2014/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

For Fergie, Thanksgiving's a Toss-up Between Food & Football

For most people, Thanksgiving is all about the food.  But Fergie's one of those women who says that on Turkey Day, she enjoys both pigging out...and watching guys toss the pigskin around. Fergie's a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins, and her husband Josh Duhamel is a Minnesota Vikings fan.  And even though this year, neither of their teams are actually playing, they'll still be watching. "I mean, how are you gonna make me pick?" laughs Fergie when asked to choose between eating and watching the game on Thanksgiving.  "I mean, they go hand in hand. Thanksgiving and football? You…

posted 2014/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas' Thanksgiving Day Plans: Parade, Time with Girlfriend & Food

Fresh from the finale of ABC's Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday night, Nick Jonas will appear on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday morning on NBC.  He'll be on the Royal Caribbean float performing his hit single "Jealous," after which, he says, it'll be time to get together with loved ones. "[I'm] gonna go up to Rhode Island actually and spend some time with my girlfriend and her friends and family, and my parents are out, and my little brother...they're here as well, so it'll be a nice day," Nick tells ABC News Radio.  Nick's girlfriend, former Miss Universe and…

posted 2014/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kesha, Pink & Fergie Appearing Thanksgiving Night on "Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular"

Kesha, Pink and Fergie are among the stars appearing Thanksgiving night on Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular. The special is designed to raise money for and awareness of pet shelters, shelter dogs, and pet adoptions in general. The involvement of these three stars isn't surprising, since Pink has been outspoken on the topic of animal rights, Kesha is an ambassador for the Humane Society, and Fergie is a big dog lover, even featuring her pooch on her family's holiday cards.  Gavin DeGraw is also on the bill for the event. During the show, you'll see inspiring and hilarious…

posted 2014/11/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-11-26

Pharrell Williams to Receive Hollywood Star on December 4

Here's something Pharrell Williams can be thankful for, post-Thanksgiving: he'll receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 4. Pharrell will receive the 2,537th star on the famous walk during a ceremony that begins at 11:30 a.m. PT.  The star will be unveiled in front of the W Hotel Hollywood, and in addition to Pharrell, Ellen DeGeneres will be on hand for the proceedings. You'll be able watch the ceremony at WalkofFame.com. In a statement, Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies, says of The Voice coach:  "His music is known the world over, and…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

John Mayer to Fill In as Host of CBS' "The Late Late Show" in February

A couple of years ago, there was talk that John Mayer was going to get his own musical variety show on CBS.  Well, that never materialized, but the singer is getting a chance to guest-host a previously existing CBS show. Craig Ferguson is stepping down as the host of The Late Late Show on December 19, and the new host, British personality James Corden, doesn't take over until March 9.  To fill the gaps, CBS is lining up a variety of fill-in hosts, and John is one of them. In fact, he's the only musician tapped to do it, but…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mary Lambert's Thanksgiving "Secret": She's Never Made a Turkey Before

Mary Lambert originally thought she wouldn't be able to spend Thanksgiving with her girlfriend, The Voice alum Michelle Chamuel, but then their plans changed.  Now, Mary says she just has to figure out how not to "destroy" the first turkey she's ever made in her life. "I wasn't originally [going to be home for Thanksgiving], and my girlfriend actually was going to be doing press in Canada, and both of our things sort of got cancelled," Mary tells ABC News Radio. "So it was kind of a shock, 'cause they got cancelled the same morning. So I called her and…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Makes Way for One Direction at #1; Christmas Albums Complete Top 10

One Direction's new album, FOUR, has debuted at #1 on the album chart, which means that Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend has now replaced her in the top spot. Taylor's album 1989, which has spent three weeks at #1, now slips to #2 as her ex Harry Styles and the rest of 1D take over the top slot with FOUR.  Ironically, Harry allegedly inspired some of the songs on 1989. With first-week sales of 387,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan, FOUR notches the second-largest sales debut of the year, after -- you guessed it -- Taylor's album.  It's also the largest sales…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia the Big Winner at the "Australian Grammys"; Iggy & 5SOS Also Take Home Trophies

Sia's had a great year, scoring a #1 album and a hit with "Chandelier."  Now, she's been richly rewarded by her home country of Australia. The singer/songwriter scored four trophies at the ARIA Awards, Australia's version of the Grammys, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  She won for Album of the Year and Best Pop Release, for 1,000 Forms of Fear, while the "Chandelier" video was named Best Video.  Sia was also named Best Female.  Katy Perry, in the country on her Prismatic World Tour, accepted on her behalf. Iggy Azalea was named Best Breakthrough Act at the ceremony, beating…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Teases New Music from Forthcoming New Album

Rihanna has finally given us a taste of what to expect for her eighth album, tentatively titled R8. The singer has shared a brief snippet of an untitled song via Instagram."Phuckin roun in da studio," wrote Ri Ri in the accompanying caption. Although the 15-second video is black, with no images at all, her vocals come off crystal clear.  "Ain't none of this sh** promised, ain’t none of this promised," she sings over blaring sirens. "Ain't none of this sh** certain, ain't none of this certain."The singer also had a message for any false reports circulating about her highly-anticipated project.…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Scores Fourth Straight #1 Album with "FOUR"

One Direction's new album, FOUR, is now their fourth straight #1 album. The new disc has entered the Billboard chart at the top, with first-week sales of more than 387,000 copies, according to the band's record label.  This makes them the first group ever to have its first four albums debut at #1. The album's #1 debut was predicted several days ago.  As the news spread, Liam Payne told ABC News Radio Sunday that the prospect of that achievement was "amazing."  "I mean, I don't even know what to say, really. It's quite crazy, like, we spent so much time…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rita Ora Says "Fifty Shades of Grey" Cameo Has Launched Her Acting Career

Rita Ora has a small part in one of 2015's most anticipated movies: Fifty Shades of Grey, based on the best-selling series of erotic novels by E.L. James.  But Rita says that small part has now helped her launch her movie career. Speaking to OK! magazine, Rita says of the controversial film, "Everyone is going to have their own opinions. But for me, this was such a great cameo to be involved in, and even though I'm only in it for a little bit, it's opened the door to a lot of movie things that I haven't actually announced yet."…

posted 2014/11/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR