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Goodbye Gaga, Hello Stefani: Star ditches stage name for new movie role

When Lady Gaga starred in American Horror Story, she was credited as Lady Gaga.  But for her first big movie role, she'll go by her birth name. Warner Bros. Pictures, the company producing Gaga and Bradley Cooper's remake of A Star Is Born, has announced that the singer is going by Stefani Germanotta for the role. According to Warner Bros., filming is now underway on the movie, which will feature Cooper as Jackson Maine, a fading country star who discovers Ally, a talented nobody played by Gaga -- uh, Stefani.  The two start an affair, but when Jackson makes Ally…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles on top Down Under

After kicking Ed Sheeran out of the #1 spot on the charts in their U.K. homeland, Harry Styles has now done the same Down Under. Billboard reports that Harry's new single "Sign of the Times" has debuted at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia.  That means Ed's "Shape of You" has been pushed to second place after an amazing 13 weeks on top. Harry's now the second One Direction member to top the Australian charts as a solo artist, following Zayn Malik, whose "Pillowtalk" hit #1 in February of 2016. Later today, we'll find out how Harry's single…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prince death investigation: Newly unsealed docs detail large amounts of narcotics found in Paisley Park

This Friday will mark one year since Prince's untimely death, but only now are we learning new details surrounding the music icon and the drug use that killed him, thanks to investigative records unsealed Monday. One revelation: in April of 2016, on the day Prince’s private plane landed in Moline, IL for a medical emergency, a Minnesota doctor named Todd Schulenberg prescribed oxycodone for the singer but put the prescription in the name of Prince's longtime friend and bodyguard, Kirk Johnson, “for Prince’s privacy.”  The documents also show the extent to which detectives went to track down the source of…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine's new movie "The Clapper" to premiere this weekend in NYC

Adam Levine's movie resume continues to expand: he's currently starring in a new romantic comedy that will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this weekend. The film, called The Clapper, stars Ed Helms as Eddie Krumble, a widower who moves to LA and starts a career as a paid professional audience member for infomercials and live show tapings.  His enthusiasm catches the eye of a talk show host and his producer, Ralph Ranter, who's played by Adam.  Together, they give Eddie 15 minutes of fame, but it ends up costing him his job, and threatens his romance with a gas…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper filming "A Star Is Born" scenes at Coachella

Lady Gaga is making the most of her Coachella appearances. The "Million Reasons" singer will also be shooting scenes for her upcoming A Star Is Born remake, along with co-star/director Bradley Cooper.  On Sunday, Warner Brothers tweeted a message inviting fans to "Be there when @ladygaga films for A #StarIsBorn on the #Coachella grounds nxt wk!used," and a link with all the details. The singer also used Coachella’s mobile app to relay the offer. Shooting will take place Tuesday and Wednesday on the festival grounds, and participants are instructed to wear Denim and boots for the scene that will depict a country concert, according to the announcement. Attendees also…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Janet Jackson shares first photo of 3-month-old son

Janet Jackson took to Twitter on Friday to share the first public picture of her son, Eissa [EE-sa]. "My baby and me after nap time," Janet captioned the photo of herself snuggling up to the yawning, sleepy baby. Eissa was born January 3. Earlier this month, Janet confirmed that she has separated from Eissa's father, her husband Wassim Al Mana.  The couple married in 2012. The billionaire businessman may be hoping for a reconciliation though. In recent days he posted a note about his estranged wife to his website. It reads: "To the most beautiful person in the world, thank…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Prince's former wife Mayte Garcia denies he was "controlling" in their marriage

With the first anniversary of Prince's death approaching on April 21, the music icon's first wife Mayte Garcia is opening up about her marriage to the singer in her new memoir, The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince.   Garcia, who remembers her time with the late legend as extremely special, says she never found her then-husband to be the "controlling" man many believed him to be. "I'm hearing the word controlling, but I don't think it was controlling," Garcia tells ABC Radio. "I loved it. I loved every single bit of things that he would ask me to do and look [like].…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King "skipped out" on her wedding; did she and fiance split?

Elle King and her fiance, Andrew "Fergie" Ferguson, were supposed to get married on Saturday...they even had a page at TheKnot.com set up for people to buy them gifts. But the wedding didn't happen, the page on the website is no longer up, and E! reports that the two may have broken up. On Instagram, Elle wrote, "Skipped out on my wedding. I married Rock&Roll instead so I hopped on tour with EAGLES OF F***ING DEATH METAL."  She posted a video of herself standing side stage as the band Eagles of Death Metal performed at Seattle's Paramount Theater. A few…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fans ask Train to "Play that Song"...but sometimes they want more

Train's latest hit, "Play that Song," is about guy who asks both a deejay and a guitarist to play a song that his girl loves. Train singer Pat Monahan says he gets his share of requests, too...but some of them have nothing to do with music. "There's a lot of requests, but they're mostly from more intense fans that wanna hear songs that we haven't played in a while," he tells ABC Radio. "But I get emails or, I should say, direct messages on Twitter a lot, like, 'Will you call my girlfriend so she'll be nicer to me?'" When…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga debuts new single, "The Cure," during Coachella set

Lady Gaga closed the Saturday night festivities at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, pinch hitting for Beyonce who had to drop out due to her pregnancy, and she didn't let the big moment go without making big news. Gaga used the event to unveil a new single, "The Cure," which hit the usual digital platforms on Sunday. The tune has a bit of everything -- a Skrillex-y EDM synth hook; a smooth R&B verse; and a big, dancey retro '80s-style synth pop chorus. "If I can't find the cure, I'll fix you with my love," Gaga sings in…

posted 2017/04/17 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Harry Styles plays Mick Jagger, debuts new song on "Saturday Night Live"

Ever since One Direction arrived on the scene, people have remarked how much Harry Styles looks like a young Mick Jagger.  He got the chance to make that a reality this past weekend, when he actually portrayed a young Mick Jagger in a skit on Saturday Night Live. In addition to being the musical guest on the show, Harry Styles also appeared in a couple of sketches.  One, Celebrity Family Feud Time Travel Edition, pitted celebrities from today against celebrities from the year 1977.  Harry played a 1977-era Mick Jagger, complete with the Rolling Stones frontman's accent and herky-jerky dance…

posted 2017/04/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Lady Gaga's choreographer says her Coachella show won't be a tour preview

If you're going to see Lady Gaga headline at Coachella this weekend -- or watch her performance on YouTube -- in hopes of getting a preview of her upcoming tour, well, don't hold your breath.  Her choreographer says that Gaga's Coachella performance won't be like her tour at all. Richy Jackson, Gaga's choreographer, told US Weekly, "This performance is really going to be for Coachella. It’s going to be a ‘for Coachella moment’ and then when we get to the tour, it’s going to be a whole new ballgame.” Jackson also shares that Gaga will be onstage this Saturday, and again…

posted 2017/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR