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2016-01-18

Linda Perry Questions Lady Gaga's Oscar Nomination, Diane Warren Responds

Hit songwriter Linda Perry was eligible for an Oscar nomination for her song "Hands of Love," from the movie Freeheld, but she didn't receive one.  Now, she's claiming that someone who did get nominated -- Lady Gaga -- isn't deserving of it. After the Oscar nods came out, Perry said on Twitter she was "bummed" she didn't get one herself, but then congratulated all the nominees, writing, "especially @Diane_Warren you wrote a beautiful song and @ladygaga gave a powerful performance."  Diane Warren and Gaga were nominated for co-writing "Til It Happens to You," from the movie The Hunting Ground.  But…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift’s Chinese Clothing Line Shows at Hong Kong Fashion Week

Taylor Swift’s clothing line made its Hong Kong Fashion Week debut today, according to Women’s Wear Daily. Models walked the runway in designs from the collection, which launched exclusively in China last November. While Taylor wasn’t in attendance, the show featured a soundtrack of her hits like “Bad Blood,” “Blank Space” and “Shake It Off.” The models sported a mix of spring-summer and fall-winter merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, crop tops and leggings. Most of the items are emblazoned with images of Taylor or lyrics from 1989 tracks. Taylor was even spotted wearing one of the designs last year: a…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gov. Chris Christie Admits He's Crushing on Adele

It’s no secret that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is a diehard Bruce Springsteen fan. But when asked to pick just one favorite music artist during a town hall in Iowa Sunday night, the Republican presidential candidate revealed he has developed a musical crush on a second artist: Adele. “If I can only have one, it would be Bruce,” Christie told about 250 people crowded into Buffalo Alice bar in Sioux City for his town hall. “But I will tell you, just as an aside, that recently, I have...kind of fallen in love with Adele.”He later joked, "I’ve got a…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Miley Wearing Her Engagement Ring Again?

Is Miley Cyrus trying to troll us?  She posted a photo on Instagram Monday which shows her wearing a diamond ring that looks very much like the engagement bauble her ex-fiance Liam Hemsworth gave her in 2012. In the photo, Miley, who seems to be standing in a bathroom, is scowling and wearing a childish-looking pink and green polka dot outfit.  She's holding up her left hand and a diamond ring can clearly be seen on her ring finger.   "I look like a f***** strawberry," is the caption, followed by the hashtags "#looklikemyf*****momdressedmethisam"  and "#prettysureihadthissamelookat6."   Her next photo on Instagram…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Linda Perry Questions Lady Gaga's Oscar Nomination: "Is That Writing? Not In My Book"

Hit songwriter Linda Perry was eligible for an Oscar nomination for her song "Hands of Love," from the movie Freeheld, but she didn't receive one.  Now, she's claiming that someone who did get nominated -- Lady Gaga -- isn't deserving of it. After the Oscar nods came out, Perry said on Twitter she was "bummed" she didn't get one herself, but then congratulated all the nominees, writing, "especially @Diane_Warren you wrote a beautiful song and @ladygaga gave a powerful performance."  Diane Warren and Gaga were nominated for co-writing "Til It Happens to You," from the movie The Hunting Ground.  But…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction's Liam Payne Teases a New Solo Song on Instagram

One Direction member Liam Payne released a clip of a new solo song on Instagram Saturday.  Liam debuted a few seconds of the track, and is seen wearing a hoodie and sporting a new short haircut.  He captioned the clip, "Little Song I wrote for fun yesterday." There were recent rumors that 1D will disband, rather than take the extended hiatus they've announced, but a source close to the band told Billboard that “nothing has changed regarding hiatus plans for the group.” Zayn Malik left the band in March of 2015. Little Song I wrote for fun yesterday A video…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Debuts Purple Hair

Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to take on the Mermaid Hair trend. The pop singer debuted new purple locks on Instagram Friday. Justin, who is known for having memorable hair, appears to have dyed his hair a darker purple at the crown of his head. The locks then turn lavender and gray toward the front in an ombré style. The Biebs showed off his new look by posing next to a red Ferrari. Other celebrities to hop on the Mermaid Hair trend and dye their locks with ocean-inspired colors are Rihanna, Kylie Jenner, Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens and Hilary…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Featured in New Promo for Super Bowl and Grammys

Rihanna stars in a new promotional advertisement for Super Bowl 50 and the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, both coming up in February on CBS. In the clip, the 27-year-old B**** Better Have My Money" singer struts onto the football field in a gold dress and heels, and faces off against CBS football sportscasters Jim Nantz, James Brown and Phil Simms. Stephen Colbert, who will host a live post-Super Bowl version of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, also pops up to toss the coin, emblazoned with the Super Bowl and Grammy logos. “We go first,” Nantz tells Rihanna, who answers,…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Judges & Ryan Seacrest Hedge Their Bets on Question of Show Ending for Good

Before you get all misty-eyed over the fact that you're watching the "Farewell Season" of American Idol, you should know that all the people involved in the show don't necessarily believe that the 15th season of the Fox reality show is the last one. At the Television Critics' Association Winter Press Tour event on Friday, the judges and host Ryan Seacrest didn't seem quite ready to say goodbye to Idol.  Asked if the show might be rebooted in the future, Jennifer Lopez told reporters, "You never know with a format like this that can work at any time — it’s…

posted 2016/01/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-01-17

Justin Timberlake Playing in AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Time for Justin Timberlake to practice that golf swing. The singer -- and avid golfer -- will be playing in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the first time in seven years, according to SFGate.com. He’s played in the tournament two times before, in 2006 and 2009. This time around, he’ll be paired with his pal, 2013 U.S. Open champion Justin Rose. Rose, who is the number seven-ranked player in the world, will be making his AT&T Pro-Am debut. Back in July, Justin played at the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament. He also helped sponsor a PGA Tour event…

posted 2016/01/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-01-16

Report: Lorde Buys New Zealand Villa for Nearly $2 Million

Despite conquering the American music charts, Lorde hasn’t forgotten her Kiwi roots. The "Royals" singer has shelled out nearly $2 million for a four-bedroom pad in her native New Zealand, The New Zealand Herald reports. Lorde purchased the Auckland villa last August for $1.84 million -- that's about 2.84 million in New Zealand dollars -- at the ripe old age of 18. The mortgage-free sale officially closed last month, according to real estate documents. The property reportedly is still undergoing renovations, but once completed it’ll serve as Lorde’s first home. She’ll be moving out of her family home in Devonport. The…

posted 2016/01/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-01-15

Kelly Clarkson Returning to "American Idol" as Guest Judge

What would the final season of American Idol be without an appearance from the show’s original success story? Kelly Clarkson is set to serve as a guest judge on the first Top 10 live show February 25, and she’ll also perform. Not only that, but she may even appear in the finale, despite being pregnant. The news was announced by Idol showrunner Trish Kinane at the Television Critics Association winter press tour Friday. Kinane added that other former Idol contestants would be returning as well, but not just for nostalgic purposes. They’ll be helping out the new contestants, and some…

posted 2016/01/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR