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2016-09-28

Jennifer Lopez Will Be a Judge on New Competition Series, "World of Dance"

Not only is Jennifer Lopez producing World of Dance for NBC, she’ll also be a judge on the dance competition program. The 10-episode series will bring together dancers of all ages from all over the world to compete in a range of different dance styles. The winner will received a $1 million prize and the title “Best in the World.” "I identify with the struggles, passion, discipline, competition and exhilaration of dance," J-Lo says in a statement. "I am excited that with this show we can skyrocket a dancer's career and help guide them to success." Jennifer previously served as a…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Oinking Out Loud: Ed Sheeran Revealed as Buyer of Ed Sheeran Pig Statue

Ed Sheeran definitely has a sense of humor about himself.  The singer's been revealed as the mystery purchaser of a statue of a pig designed to look like him, complete with red hair, plaid shirt and arm tattoos. As the BBC reports, the statue, dubbed "Ed Sheer-ham," brought just over eight thousand bucks at a charity auction last week.  St. Elizabeth Hospice, Ed's favorite charity in his hometown of Ipswich, England, confirmed Ed was the porker's purchaser.  "He was very good at keeping everyone guessing," said a spokesperson from the hospice. "Ed has said that he is really excited about…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony: "That's My (Super Hero) Girl"

Fifth Harmony know a thing or two about girl power, so it's no surprise that one of their songs is being used to soundtrack a new video featuring DC Super Hero Girls, a line of dolls, games and videos that imagine the female stars of the DC comics universe as teenagers in high school. The video features young Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Bumblebee, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn and Katana, backed by Fifth Harmony's empowering track "That's My Girl."  Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui tells Entertainment Tonight that the video is "about girl power and that’s exactly what the song is about:…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson Steps Out with Her Baby Bump

Janet Jackson was spotted in London on Tuesday looking healthy and happy in pictures captured by Entertainment Tonight.  This was the first appearance from the celebrated artist since her pregnancy announcement this May. Jackson was seen arriving at a baby furniture store called Back in Action with her bodyguard, assistant and two other individuals, an eyewitness told ET.   The artist emerged after 45 minutes with a bag of goodies, said the source, and smiled on her way to her chauffeured black Mercedes.  Janet is expecting her first child with husband and business magnate Wissam Al Mana.   Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sia Uses Her Song “The Greatest” to Support Hillary Clinton

Seems Sia thinks Hillary Clinton is “The Greatest” choice for president. The singer used her song “The Greatest” to support Clinton following Monday’s debate. Sia shared a video of Donald Trump accusing Hillary of lacking stamina and paired it with the part of the song where she sings, “Oh, oh, I got stamina.” As the song plays, a slideshow of photos plays, showing Hillary working through the years. Sia then she plays part of Hillary’s rebuttal to Trump. “As soon as [Trump] travels to 112 countries and negotiates a peace deal, a cease-fire…he can talk to me about stamina,” the…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Claims She Can "See Through" Mariah Carey

While pretty much everyone in the world acknowledges that Mariah Carey is an incredible singer, Miley Cyrus says she has a problem with the rest of the diva's image. While Miley does feel that Mariah is a near-perfect vocalist, she tells Elle magazine, "I've never really been a fan, because it's so much about Mariah Carey. That's part of her shtick; I can see through that." "That's part of what makes her a gay icon; like, it's about Mimi!" Miley continues. "It's about what she's wearing, and it's about her. What I make isn't about me. It's about sharing my story;…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Weeknd's "Starboy" Music Video Has Arrived; Set to Headline Lollapallooza South America 2017

The Weeknd's music video for his single "Starboy" is now here.  The visual, directed by Grant Singer, opens with a haunting scene between the recording artist, who's tied up in a chair, and a masked person who ends up suffocating The Weeknd by putting a plastic bag over his head.   "Starboy" featuring Daft Punk, is the first single from The Weeknd's fourth LP, which will arrive in stores and digitally November 25. In other news, The Weeknd is set to headline Lollapalooza South America in 2017. Brazil, Argentina and Chile will welcome the artist next spring, marking the artist's first onstage appearance in…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Dines with Lorde, Cara & More in NYC; Kanye Fans Denounce Her in Nashville

Around the release of her album 1989, Taylor Swift was single, and she said she was really enjoying hanging with her girlfriends.  Now that she's single again, it's back to the loving arms of her squad. People magazine reports Taylor and some of her famous female friends -- as well as a couple of male celeb pals -- enjoyed dinner together Tuesday night at New York City's trendy Waverly Inn.  The crowd included Cara Delevigne, Lorde, Suki Waterhouse, Sienna Miller and Brooke Shields, as well as Jack Antonoff -- fun. guitarist and boyfriend of Taylor's bestie, Lena Dunham -- and…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Are “Completely Attached” to New Baby Daughter

Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have only been parents for a week, but are they already thinking about having more kids? A source tells E! News they are “completely attached” to their new baby girl Dusty Rose and are excited to eventually grow their family even more."Behati and Adam are home with Dusty and they are completely attached to her," the source says. "Family and close friends come over to see Dusty. Behati loves being a mom and can't wait to eventually expand the family more."The insider adds of the doting new parents, “They both don’t want to leave Dusty…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Twenty One Pilots Book Debut "Saturday Night Live" Performance

Twenty One Pilots will be the musical guest on the October 8 episode of Saturday Night Live. The performance will mark the "Stressed Out" duo's debut appearance on the legendary sketch show. "On October 8th your band takes the most famous stage in television," writes Twenty One Pilots. "Incredibly honored." The episode will be hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and former star of the blockbuster Broadway musical Hamilton.  Saturday Night Live airs 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys Jam with James Corden on "The Late Late Show"

Sure, it was all to promote their upcoming Las Vegas residency, but it was still a lot of fun.  The Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance on Tuesday night’s Late Late Show, long enough for host James Corden to sit in with them for a performance of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." The bit began with Corden declaring he was passionate about bringing back boy bands.  “I’m talking proper boy bands,” Corden said.  “Five guys together.  I’m talking about the cute one, the funny one, the nice one, the other one, and the maverick who refuses to play by the rules, all…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lukas Graham: "Mama Said's" Message Is "Very, Very Simple" to Relate To

Lukas Graham scored a hit with "7 Years," and now the Danish band has another hit on its hands with "Mama Said." Like "7 Years," the song is based on the real-life experiences of singer Lukas Graham Forchhammer, but he says that doesn't stop people everywhere from relating to it. "Mama Said" is about how Lukas grew up poor in Christiania, an area of Copenhagen that's sort of like a hippie commune.  Residents of Christiania are often looked down upon, but the song is about how Lukas never let that bother him, and never gave up his dreams of making…

posted 2016/09/28 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR