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2016-04-26

Madonna Taps Up-and-Comer Pia Mia as Newest Material Girl

We are living in a material world, and Madonna has just picked her next Material Girl. According to Women’s Wear Daily, the Queen of Pop has chosen 19-year-old singer and social media sensation Pia Mia as the new face of her Macy’s juniors line, Material Girl. Pia will also serve as the first-ever “fashion director” for the line, which means she’ll be lending her input to the spring 2017 collections. Pia, who got her start on YouTube, recently toured with Jason Derulo and is featured on the song “Do It Again” with Chris Brown and rapper Tyga. “Her creativity, confidence…

posted 2016/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Gordon Says Bobbi Kristina Used Drugs to Deal with Mom Whitney Houston's Death

The former boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown is talking to TV's Dr. Phil again this week.  And this time, he’s not having a meltdown, like before. In an exclusive two-part interview airing on Dr. Phil Thursday and Friday, Nick Gordon reveals details about his private life with the aspiring singer/actress and her mother, the legendary vocalist Whitney Houston.  He admits that Bobbi Kristina, whom he called his wife, had a drug problem before her tragic death last year. “Yeah,” Gordon replied to Dr. Phil’s question about Brown having a drug problem.  He added that he saw Bobbi Kristina…

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Prince's "Purple Rain" Will Expand to More Theaters This Weekend

The Purple Rain continues to pour. Prince’s 1984 rock musical will expand to more AMC theater locations on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Purple Rain initially returned to the big screen last weekend following the music icon’s death. It was shown in 87 AMC locations across the U.S. Due to fan demand, it is now being expanded to a total of 212 AMC theaters. AMC insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter the movie had the highest percentage of sold-out shows of any title playing in those 87 cinemas last weekend. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Rita Ora, Involved in “Lemonade/Becky" Frenzy, Denies Rumors

It’s been a while since the world heard from budding pop star Rita Ora.  But like some others, the Croatian beauty is embroiled in the drama surrounding Beyonce’s new visual album, Lemonade. The 25-year-old singer became a target for the Beyhive after posting a Snapchat photo of herself in Tezenis’ sheer, lemon-inspired lingerie, which immediately prompted Beyonce’s ravenous fan base to brand her as “Becky with the good hair” — the woman who’s slammed as being the mistress to her unfaithful lover in the Lemonade song  “Sorry.” The R pendant that Ora usually wears was also flipped to look like…

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Prince’s Sister Files Court Docs Saying Singer Had No Will

Prince had no known will before he died, according to court documents filed by his sister Tyka Nelson Tuesday. In the paperwork filed in Minnesota, Nelson requests a special administrator be appointed to oversee his estate. “I do not know of the existence of a will and have no reason to believe that the Decedent [Prince] executed testamentary documents in any form,” she says in the documents. She asks the judge to declare “the Decedent died intestate,” meaning Prince died without leaving a will. Nelson adds, “A special administrator is needed because no personal representative has been appointed in Minnesota…

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Kelly Clarkson Jokes Her Kids Could Start a “Family Band”

After sharing the first photo of her new baby boy over the weekend, Kelly Clarkson is now showing off her entire brood. The singer posted a photo of all her kids: newborn son Remy, one-year-old daughter River Rose and her two stepchildren with husband Brandon Blackstock, Seth and Savannah. “Okay last pic! Promise…The von Trapps ain't got nothin' on us ha!” she writes, referencing the singing family in The Sound of Music. She includes the hashtags #andthentherewerefour and #familyband. In the photo, Savannah holds baby Remy on a grey loveseat. River sits smiling at Seth, who's standing across from her.…

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Chris Martin Sings Prince's "Raspberry Beret" with Teenagers at Benefit Concert

Chris Martin raised money for pediatric cancer research and paid tribute to Prince at the Chords 2 Cure benefit concert on Sunday. The Coldplay frontman performed the Purple One's song "Raspberry Beret" alongside teenage band A-Side. The first verse of the song was sung by A-Side member Jaxon Blumenthal, who was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer at age 11. Before they played the song, Martin told the audience that the teenage members of A-Side hadn't previously heard of Prince. "I said, ask your grandfather, he's probably my age," Martin joked. He added that the band learned "Raspberry…

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Nick and Joe Jonas to Be Uncles Again

The Jonas family is expanding again. Nick and Joe Jonas' eldest brother and former band mate, Kevin, is expecting his second child with wife Danielle. Kevin announced the news with a funny picture on Instagram. “Prepping for baby number two! #babyjonas2,” he captions the photo, which features him reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting Again while Danielle satisfies her junk food pregnancy cravings. The couple’s first child, Alena Rose, is two years old. Nick shared a photo of the toddler sporting a “Big Sister” shirt on his own Instagram page. He writes, “I love his girl so much… So…

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Relax, Beyhive: Rachel Roy Says She's NOT "Becky with the Good Hair"

Rachel Roy has broken her silence to deny she's the "Becky with the Good Hair" referenced in Beyonce's visual album, Lemonade. The fashion designer issued a statement to People magazine after a dramatic weekend where the Beyhive singled her out to be the woman at the center of the Jay Z cheating rumors.  Roy tells People she wants to "put the speculation and rumors to rest" and that her much-discussed Instagram post over the weekend, which fueled the speculation and has since been deleted, was actually meant to be "fun and lighthearted." The post included the words "good hair don't care."…

posted 2016/04/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Coaches Reveal Hidden Talents: See What Adam Levine’s Nose Can Do

The Voice coaches want to let you in on their little secrets. In a new video clip on E!, Adam Levine and his fellow chair turners divulge everything from hidden party tricks to quirky habits. Adam reveals he’s quite adept at balancing things on his face -- his nose, in particular. He then shows off his odd talent by balancing a drum stick and a large metal spoon on his nose, and a guitar stand on his chin. “I do bar mitzvahs, weddings…” he jokes. Christina Aguilera, meanwhile, explains she has an unusually specific way of falling to sleep every…

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Report: Rihanna Turns Down $500K Weekend Vegas Offer

Rihanna could have hit the jackpot while in Las Vegas this weekend, but is choosing not to. Robin Leach of the Las Vegas Sun reports she was offered 500 thousand dollars to host the opening weekend of a new beach club season. She wouldn't even have to perform. However, Rihanna declined the opportunity, feeling that if she had accepted the offer, she would've also had to take part in a nightclub opening, Leach says. Rihanna will be in Vegas this Friday and Saturday night for concerts at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Copyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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Sara Bareilles’ “Feminist, but Not Cliché” Waitress Musical Officially Opens on Broadway

The curtain is officially up on Sara Bareilles’ musical Waitress.  Following a run of preview performances, the Broadway show kicked off its opening week Sunday.  Sara is part of the show's all-female creative team -- a first for Broadway --- and while she says the show itself has a "feminist" theme, it's "not cliché." Sara tells ABC Radio she initially wanted to write the music for the show because of its unusual story: it's about an unhappy pregnant waitress who bakes pies as a means of escape. The show is based on a book by Jessie Nelson and a 2007…

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