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2014-07-23

Taylor Swift Shares Love Advice with Fan: "Unrequited Love Is Just as Valid as Any Other Kind"

If she ever steps away from her music career, Taylor Swift definitely has a future as an advice columnist. A fan named Hannah reached out to Taylor on Instagram asking the superstar for advice on how to deal with her unrequited feelings for a guy she's known for years. Hannah, whose name on Instagram is SherbetSwift, describes her love interest as "a guy who's sweet and charming and makes me laugh. A guy who said sorry for eating in front of me after finding out I had to skip breakfast…A guy who was my first best friend." It turns out…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Hilary Duff Returns with New Album, New Single Written by Colbie Caillat

It's been a while since ex-Disney star Hilary Duff released any music: 2007, to be exact, which is when she put out her album Dignity.  But now, the singer and actress is back with a brand-new single called "Chasing the Sun," a new record label -- RCA -- and a new album, due this fall. The single, due out July 29, was co-written by Colbie Caillat.  The video for the song will debut on VEVO that same day.  Hilary has also worked with Ed Sheeran on material for the album. In a statement, Hilary says of her new label home,…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Authors Reveal the Huge Lesson They Learned from Springsteen...or Was It Coldplay?

American Authors are opening for OneRepublic and The Script all summer, and since they're the first band of the night to take the stage, they've got their work cut out for them. But when they prepare for shows, they keep in mind the words of Bruce Springsteen -- or is it Coldplay? The band's frontman, Zac Barnett, tells ABC News Radio the band always puts in a "110-percent effort" into their shows because of something one, or both, of those acts said. "We're big fans of Bruce Springsteen and also huge fans of Coldplay," he explains. "And I don't know who…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Launching Sleepwear & Lingerie Line, "The Intimate Britney Spears"

Britney Spears has a line of fragrances, but now she's branching out into clothing -- skimpy clothing. The Intimate Britney Spears, a new collection of sleepwear, loungewear and lingerie, will launch in September 9 in the U.S. in Canada, and September 26 in Europe. Britney tweeted the news along with a photo of herself wearing a black bra and high-waisted panties, writing, "Coming very soon... The Intimate Collection, by yours truly. intimatebritneyspears.com Just a peek at what's to come. xo." The collection, which will be launched by Britney at a New York City event, includes lingerie sets, bustiers, kimonos and…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ryan Tedder: Idea for "Love Runs Out" Fell Out of the Clouds and Into His Car

How do we know that OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder is a songwriting genius?  Because unlike most writers, he doesn't have to slave away in the studio to come up with a song: for him, ideas for hits simply "fall from the clouds."  Exhibit A: the band's current single, "Love Runs Out." "Love Runs Out" is a song that didn't originally appear on OneRepublic's album Native -- they put it out after the fact, after Ryan finally finished writing it, and realized he had something great on his hands.  As Ryan explains, he had started the tune quite some time ago, but…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna's Daughter Lourdes Leon Reflects on High School and Prom

Madonna's daughter Lourdes Leon will be off to college soon, but for now, the 17-year-old writes on her Material World blog that she's excited to be graduating from high school and attending her prom. Lourdes writes, "HEY to all the readers. I don't know if u heard (sarcasm) but I GRADUATED. GRAAAAAD. UATED. From High School.  It's very difficult to wrap my head around because I feel like it’s something I've been talking about FOR EVER and it finally happened. There also isn't the ominous presence of another year of high school and test taking up ahead like there usually…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Robin Thicke and Paula Patton's Bel Air Home Up for Sale

Could this be another sign of their ongoing marries woes?  Robin Thicke and his estranged wife Paula Patton's Bel Air, California, home was reportedly put up for sale this past Monday. According to TMZ, the 3,158-square-foot, two-story house is listed for $2,985,000. The property was purchased by Robin's father, Alan Thicke, back in 1990 for $910,000, but sources tell the gossip website Robin's name is currently on the deed. The sources also reveal that while neither Thicke, 37, nor Patton, 38, have officially moved out of the house, the couple haven't lived together there since separating back in February. Patton and…

posted 2014/07/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-07-22

Mariah Carey Hints at Upcoming Tour in New Voice Message

Mariah Carey has hinted that she will soon hit a city near you with a brand-new tour. The singer announced the news in a newly-recorded voice message welcoming her Lambs to her redesigned website, MariahCarey.com, "Hi Lambs, welcome to the brand new MariahCarey.com. Stay tuned as we continue adding more sections and pow moments to the site. We're also gonna be coming up with some festive contests for the lambily!" she says in the recording. She then adds, "Lastly, I just wanted to thank everyone for always supporting me. You know Me. I Am Mariah… It's only the beginning! The…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Soundtrack for "The Giver" to Feature OneRepublic, Aloe Blacc, Rixton, Capital Cities

Taylor Swift is one of the stars of the upcoming movie The Giver, based on the popular young adult novel, but she's not on the soundtrack. The artists who are on the soundtrack are still pretty good, though. As previously reported, OneRepublic has contributed a brand new track to the project.  The song, called "Ordinary Human," which was written specifically for the movie.  The soundtrack also includes the OneRepublic song "I Lived," which appears on their current album Native.  In a statement, singer Ryan Tedder says, "The Giver is a favorite book of ours and we’re all incredibly thrilled to…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Selena Gomez Saluted by BFF Taylor Swift on 22nd Bday, Will She Collaborate with Chart-Topping Songwriter?

No matter what you might hear about Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez not being friends anymore, it simply isn't true.  Want proof?  Just check out Taylor's Instagram. Tuesday is Selena's 22nd birthday, and Taylor has marked the occasion by posting a photo of herself holding up a gold chain with a big "S" pendant.  She writes, "Usually this S represents 'Swift' but today I'm wearing it because SELENA IS 22!!!!" As for Selena herself, she's spending her birthday in the ritzy town of St. Tropez, in the South of France.  E! Online reports that she was spotted going parasailing with…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

5 Seconds of Summer to Do First-Ever Headlining Arena Show in November

5 Seconds of Summer will be opening for One Direction on the band's Where We Are tour. which starts its U.S. leg August 4.  After they finish those dates, however, they'll be playing their first-ever area headlining concert. The show will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on November 15.  Ticket pre-sales start this Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m. local time in old-school fashion: you'll have to line up at the Forum box office. The parking lot at the Forum will open at 3 a.m., and fans will be issued wristbands on a first-come, first-served basis starting…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry Helps Homeless Veterans, Pays Tribute to Malaysia Airlines Victims

Katy Perry is doing her part to help homeless veterans.  She's teaming up with the charity Veterans Matter to auction off VIP tickets to some of her upcoming concert performances in the Midwest, as well as a chance to meet her backstage.  You can access the auction, dubbed Shine a Light with Katy Perry, on the eBay Giving Works charity site.  Proceeds will go help veterans secure housing assistance: many aren't able to, due to a lack of a rental deposit.  Veterans Matter provides that deposit directly to the landlord.  So far, the organization has housed 350 veterans in six…

posted 2014/07/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR