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2014-06-19

HBO to Air 10-Episode Beyonce Concert Performance Series

Beyonce is returning to HBO with a ten-episode concert performance series beginning Sunday, June 29. The series, Beyonce X:10, will present a series of four-minute concert segments shot in various cities during the singer's recent Mrs. Carter Show World Tour.  Highlights of the series will include performances of “Drunk in Love,”  "Partition," "XO" and a medley of "Get Me Bodied," "Baby Boy" and "Diva," among other tunes. Episodes will air on Sunday nights at 8:55 p.m. ET/PT, prior to new episodes of the HBO series True Blood. In February of 2013, HBO aired Beyonce's documentary Life Is But a Dream.…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Video Scrapped Due to Involvement of "Sexual Predators" R. Kelly & Terry Richardson?

Last year, Lady Gaga promised fans a video for "Do What U Want," her duet with R. Kelly.  However, the clip, which was supposed to come out in December, never appeared.  At the time, the singer blamed scheduling issues, as well as a non-supportive team who "betrayed" her.  But now, word comes that the video was deep-sixed because of its raunchy content, and the involvement of scandal-scarred Kelly and controversial photographer and video director Terry Richardson. According to the New York Post's Page Six, the clip, directed by longtime Gaga collaborator Richardson, shows the singer on an operating table, with…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Welcomes New Kitten Named After "Law & Order: SVU" Character

Taylor Swift's beloved cat Meredith is named after Ellen Pompeo's character, Meredith Grey, on ABC's Grey's Anatomy.  And it seems she's continuing the tradition of naming her pets after characters on TV dramas. Taylor has posted a photo of herself with a tiny white kitten on her lap.  It's captioned, "Meet Olivia Benson."  That's the name of Mariska Hargitay's character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The kitten appears to be the same breed as Meredith: a Scottish Fold, which has unusually-shaped folded-down ears. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

fun. Debuts New Song on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"

Fans could be forgiven for thinking that fun. was on a permanent hiatus, considering the fact that guitarist Jack Antonoff has been in the spotlight with his solo project, and the other two members, Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost, have dropped off the radar.  But surprise! All three of them came together to debut a brand-new song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night. The new song is called "Harsh Lights," and it's an upbeat, catchy tune that sounds similar to their previous material. Billboard reports that the song is from the group's upcoming third album.

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Lambert's Tour with British Rock Legends Queen Kicks Off Tonight

How big a fan of the rock band Queen is Adam Lambert?  So big that he auditioned for American Idol with one of their songs.  Now, the singer is living the dream: tonight in Chicago, he kicks off a massive North American tour as the frontman for the legendary British group, whose iconic and flamboyant lead singer, Freddie Mercury, died in 1991. Adam actually has been performing with Queen on and off for the past couple of years, including several shows in Europe, but this tour marks the first one they've done in North America.  While Adam feels more comfortable…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

With U.S. Tour Kickoff Coming, Katy Perry's Swapping Ice Cream & Champagne for Tea & Water

Katy Perry is launching the North American leg of her Prismatic world tour this Sunday in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She says this time around, she's touring smarter and not running herself down, but she'll still be denying herself some pleasures in life, specifically ice cream, peanut butter and Champagne. "I'm wiser about things not to do since I had the experience of the last tour that almost killed me," Katy tells the Los Angeles Times. "There were so many things going on in my own life. I was overdoing it with being on stage and doing 100-people meet-and-greets every night,…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paramore & Fall Out Boy Kick Off Monumentour Tonight, Hayley Says, "It's a Long Time Coming"

Paramore and Fall Out Boy both straddle the worlds of pop and rock, have similar fan bases and have known each other a long time.  That's why it makes perfect sense for them to team up for the Monumentour, a big joint arena summer tour that gets underway tonight in Hartford, Connecticut.  Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams says that for her, the match-up is "a long time coming." "Our bands really did grow from the same scene and we share a lot of the same fans, yet we still do kind of exist separately with two individual fan bases,"  Hayley told…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony Divorce Finalized

It took three years -- but Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are officially divorced.  The couple reached a divorce settlement Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, reports People.com. According to court documents, the former couple will share custody of their 5-year-old twins Max and Emme, and Anthony gets physical custody of them seven days each month.  Lopez and Anthony also agreed to split custody of the children on birthdays, holidays and vacations from school. The legal papers also state that Lopez and Anthony agreed to protect the twins from the paparazzi and make certain they "are not exposed to unwanted…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Sends Touching Message to Sick Fan Hours Before Child's Death

Miley Cyrus took time out from her busy schedule to record a video for a young fan who was suffering from cystic fibrosis, and the child was able to watch the clip before she passed away on Friday.  Caley Camarillo's mother, Teresa, wrote on Facebook that it meant the world to her daughter. Teresa wrote, "I just wanted to share how things go full circle. Miley Cyrus was the very first celebrity that Caley was into and the very first celebrity she met... Caley's life was then sent into an amazing journey meeting a lot of wonderful people who have…

posted 2014/06/19 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-06-18

Iggy Azalea Stays "Fancy" for a Fourth Week, PSY Debuts With "Hangover"

In the battle for the Summer Song of 2014, Iggy Azalea has just racked up a few more points: her smash "Fancy" stays at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. According to Yahoo! Chart Watch, "Fancy" has sold two million copies, making it the best-selling all female collaboration since "Telephone," the 2009 duet featuring Lady Gaga and Beyonce.  That's sold 3.3 million copies since its release.  Iggy also remains at #2 for a fourth week with "Problem," her collabo with Ariana Grande. Iggy's "Fancy" partner, Charli XCX, sees her solo hit "Boom Clap" jump to #29. …

posted 2014/06/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

fun. Guitarist Has Talked Marriage with Girlfriend Lena Dunham, Is "Desperate" for Kids

Thanks to his relationship with Girls creator and star Lena Dunham, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff is in the public eye a lot more than he probably thought he'd be. Since the couple has been together for two years, there's been speculation about whether or not they're going to get married, and surprisingly, Jack opens up about that in the new issue of New York magazine. While he tells the magazine that the two aren't tying the knot any time soon, Jack reveals that it's something he and Dunham have discussed. "I think all people in relationships that last longer than…

posted 2014/06/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Madonna Having a "Fling" with 26-Year-Old Dancer

Six months ago, Madonna broke up with her boyfriend, dancer Brahim Zaibat.  Now, it turns out she's moved on to another dancer who, like Zaibat, is much younger than she. E! reports that Madonna and 26-year-old Timor Steffens, a dancer and choreographer, have been "dating for months now."  They were most recently spotted at a Broadway show in New York City in the past week, and a source tells E! they were together at the Grammy Awards in February. The source adds that Madonna first met Steffens in Switzerland, at the chateau of designer Valentino, a friend of Madonna's.  But…

posted 2014/06/18 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR