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2015-04-14

Kelly Clarkson Says She Doesn't Schedule Sex with Hubby

With an 8-month-old baby, two stepkids, and a career in full swing, it’s a wonder Kelly Clarkson has time for herself, let alone her husband. But in a new Redbook cover story, the singer says she and Brandon Blackstock make their marriage a priority -- and that includes spontaneous sexy time. “I always swore ours would not be a relationship where we have to schedule sex,” she tells the mag. “That is never going to happen. We put each other first. I call it the oxygen-mask mentality -- take care of yourself first!” Even though Kelly is enjoying married life,…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Begins Working on New Album, Minus Zayn

The remaining members of One Direction are putting the Zayn Malik drama behind them. They’re officially starting work on their new album, a follow-up to 2014’s Four. Liam Payne revealed the news on Twitter Monday. "1st day writing the album it's gunna be a great day!" he wrote, later adding, "Huge day of writing so excited the team never stop!" and "Wonder what tomorrow's writing will bring." Liam also tweeted that One Direction's working with British songwriter Jamie Scott, who previously collaborated with the band on songs including "Story of My Life" and "Night Changes." The group’s management released the…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, Hozier & Nick Jonas to Perform at 2015 "Billboard" Music Awards

Three more acts have joined the lineup for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.  Hozier, Sam Smith and Nick Jonas will be on the bill, along with the previously-announced Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa. Sam has received 13 nominations in 13 categories at this year's awards, making him the second-most nominated performer, after his pal Taylor Swift.  Hozier has received five nominations, for his self-titled debut album and his hit, "Take Me to Church."  Nick isn't nominated this year. The 2015 Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas May 17 on ABC, with hosts Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen.…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys Documentary Returning to Theaters for One Night in May

Backstreet’s back in theaters. Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of is returning to select cinemas nationwide for one night only next month. The documentary about the best-selling boy band will hit theaters again Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The film was first released in January, and made its TV debut on VH1 April 3. It offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and careers of Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough, and Brian Littrell. This time around, theaters will also be airing a never-before-seen acoustic set the band performed in London. You can…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ne-Yo to Serve as Principal at NYC High School

Some New York City school kids are about to have a pretty cool principal. Ne-Yo will serve as "principal for the day" at the city's High School of Fashion Industries, in celebration of that school's victory in a contest to inspire students to prepare for and apply to college. The non-profit organization Get Schooled made the announcement Monday. Lucky students who participated in college challenge sponsored by Capital One bank will also get to party with a celebrity. "I'm looking forward to being principal for the day @getschooled #NONFICTION2015," Ne-Yo tweeted. The singer has previously served as a principal for the…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Drake Sets the Record Straight About Madonna Smooch

Drake doesn’t have any regrets about his kiss with the Queen of Pop. The rapper, 28, locked lips with Madonna onstage at Coachella Sunday. The kiss happened as Drake was seated onstage. Madonna, 56, slinked behind him as the music ended, tilted Drake’s chin backward and planted a kiss on his lips. But as the kiss broke, Drake had a curious reaction, holding his mouth. Despite his body language, Drake says he enjoyed the smooch. “Don’t misinterpret my shock!!” he wrote in a post on Instagram Monday night. “I got to make out with the queen Madonna and I feel…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Hudson Sings "Carpool Karaoke" with "Late Late Show's" James Corden

Last month, new Late Late Show host James Corden sang karaoke in the car with Mariah Carey. He aired a new edition of his "Carpool Karaoke" segment on his CBS program Monday night, this one starring Jennifer Hudson. J-Hud and Corden teamed up for renditions of a few songs, including her hit with Iggy Azalea, "Trouble," and the Dreamgirls classic "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." When the two pulled into the drive-thru of a burger restaurant, Hudson sang Corden's order, asking for a cheeseburger and a Diet Coke. The duo also stopped by Hudson's Hollywood Walk of…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

North West Is Baptized in Jerusalem

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's 22-month-old daughter, North West, was baptized at St. James Cathedral in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem Monday. Elegantly dressed in a peach and beige pant outfit, Kim looked happy as she carried North into the 12th-century church for her baptism. When word finally broke, hundreds of Israeli fans tried to grab a glimpse of the celebrity couple and Kim's sister Khloe. On Tuesday, Kim posted a photo on Instagram of her and Kanye kneeling together at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the site that marks Jesus' crucifixion and…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Are Katy Perry and John Mayer Back Together?

Could Katy Perry and John Mayer's on-again, off-again romance be back on again? Perry, 30, and Mayer, 37, were spotted having dinner together at a West Hollywood hot spot a little over a week ago. One eyewitness tells E! Online they were acting very much like a couple in love. The source adds Katy and John "definitely" looked like they were back together. Perry and Mayer began dating in 2012. They broke up in February of 2014, but stirred up rumors of a reconciliation this past January after being spotted together a number of times and getting cozy with each…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Justin Bieber Placed in Choke Hold and Booted from Coachella

Justin Bieber was placed in a choke hold by security guards and tossed out of Coachella on Sunday night, according to TMZ.  The singer was there to see his pal Drake perform, but when he tried to get into an artist-only area, things went bad very quickly.  Bieber had the proper wristbands to gain access, but when he and his entourage attempted to enter, security told him there was no more room and he couldn't come in. Eyewitness tell TMZ that Bieber argued with security, and they told him to leave. A Coachella staffer finally agreed to let Bieber into…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: The Top 12 Perform

The 12 remaining artists on The Voice took the stage Monday night for another round of live performances. Three artists each from Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams' teams sang for viewers' votes. Reba McEntire served as guest adviser during rehearsals. Here's what happened on Monday night's two-hour broadcast: Team Blake's Hannah Kirby opened the show by performing Stevie Nicks' "Edge of Seventeen." Pharrell said she put the singing and dancing into perspective for everybody. Blake commented that she set the bar so high for the rest of the artists. He added that he doesn’t know how…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mark Ronson Says "Uptown Funk" Hair Rollers Were Bruno's Idea

In the video for "Uptown Funk," Bruno Mars is seen sporting old-fashioned rollers in his hair and sitting under a hair dryer at a beauty shop.  He's also worn the rollers for live performances of the song, and each time he looks ridiculous.  So whose bright idea was that, anyway?  Turns out, it was Bruno's. Asked about the hair accessories, Mark Ronson tells Vanity Fair, "That’s Bruno. He’s the first artist I’ve ever worked with who’s had better production ideas than I did. We’d butt heads, then we’d do his thing, and I’d think, 'F**k it, he’s right.'" "Bruno is…

posted 2015/04/14 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR