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2014-12-24

Report: Mariah Carey Asks Nick Cannon Not to Attend Family Christmas

Mariah Carey reportedly has asked her estranged husband Nick Cannon not to attend her family Christmas celebration this year with their twins Moroccan and Monroe. A source tells E! Online, "The original plan had been for the whole family to spend Christmas together in Colorado.  However, Mariah has now asked Nick not to come." The source explains that Carey’s decision is based on a few different things.  The source explains, "For starters, they spent Thanksgiving together and fought behind the scenes. How is it healthy for the kids if both parents are technically in the same place but fighting?" The…

posted 2014/12/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Avril Denies Rehab Rumors

Earlier this month, Avril Lavigne disclosed to a Twitter fan account that she's battling undisclosed health issues. Now she's taken to the social media site to dismiss rumors that she's in rehab. Avril tweeted on Tuesday night, "The rehab RUMORS are hilarious! The only thing I'm addicted to right now is Bing Crosby. MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE! and to all a goodnight!" In her previous message to the Twitter fan account, Avril wrote, "I feel bad because I haven’t been able to say anything to the fans to let them no [sic] why I’ve been absent. I’m torn as I’m quite…

posted 2014/12/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction Drops In on "The Tonight Show" and Reveals Their Christmas Plans

One Direction paid a visit to The Tonight Show on Tuesday to plug their latest album, FOUR, and their On the Road Again Tour 2015. They also revealed their plans for the Christmas holiday. Liam Payne told host Jimmy Fallon he and his bandmates, Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson, will take a breather from the road and catch up with their families. "Well, I think we're all just gonna spend some time with the family obviously, we've been on the road for what seems like a long time now," he revealed, before declaring, "I'm cooking this…

posted 2014/12/24 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-12-23

Demi Lovato Launches Line of Apparel to Raise Funds for Mental Illness

A few years ago, in honor of her late father, Patrick Lovato, Demi Lovato established the Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program, which allows those with mental illnesses to get the help that they need.  This holiday season, she's come up with a way for everyone to help donate to the cause. In a Facebook video, Demi explains that in honor of her dad and others who can't afford mental health care, she's created a line of t-shirts and other apparel emblazoned with the slogan "Hope Dealer."  One hundred percent of the proceeds go to a scholarship program.  " The shirts are…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"USA Today" Names Taylor Swift Artist of the Year

Well, duh.  USA Today has named Taylor Swift as its Artist of the Year for 2014. Explaining why she received the honor, the publication notes, "If Taylor Swift wasn't the world's biggest pop star at the beginning of 2014, she certainly was by the end." USA points out that even though Taylor made the shift from country to pop music in 2014, she "learned her lessons from her time in country music, staying in close touch with her fan base...even inviting a few of them to her homes to listen to the album early."  That paid off, notes USA Today,…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Dr. Luke Defends Himself with Birthday Card from Kesha

After Kesha sued super-producer Dr. Luke in October, claiming he sexually abused her "to the point where she nearly lost her life," Luke, born Lukasz  Gottwald, filed a defamation suit against her, her mother and her management company.  Now, he's bolstered his case by adding to his complaint a birthday card he received from Kesha that is full of gushing praise for him. Billboard reports that his official complaint has been amended to include the card, which includes a handwritten note from Kesha saying, "To the foxxy-est producer ever! Ur just getting better with time! Thank you for making my wildest…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Kanye West" Takes on Santa Claus in Parody Holiday Album

Ever wondered how a holiday album from Kanye West would sound? While we might never hear West remaking "Deck the Halls" or "Jingle Bells," fans can now check out a re-worked version of the rapper's Yeezus album featuring a sketch comedy trio imitating West on a Christmas album titled Kreezus, posted via SoundCloud. The creators from Local Business Comedy used the instrumentals from the rapper's sixth studio project and replaced his original lyrics and song titles with festive word play. Instead of "New Slaves," the trio renamed the track "New Sleighs," which features a Kanye sound-alike rapping about racism in the…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Has (Kinda) Revealed Its Top 24 Contestants

When a new season of American Idol starts up, you usually have to wait a couple of weeks for the top 24 to be revealed.  But in a new twist, the show has decided to unveil the top 24 contestants for season 14 now....sort of. In a new promo, Ryan Seacrest explains, "Before we even show you the auditions, we're gonna introduce you to the top 24. You'll fall in love with them, you'll root for them and you'll vote for them, but right now, you will hear them. Are they the best yet? Take a listen for yourselves." What…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Says It's Hard to Buy Christmas Presents for Parents

Nick Jonas said if he wears a pulled-down baseball cap, he can actually go to the mall to shop for his family this holiday season and not get hassled by fans. Still, he says it doesn't make picking out gifts for his parents any easier. "My parents...were like, 'I'm really happy. It's fine! Don't get me anything.' And...what they're really saying is, 'You better get me something!'" he said on Tuesday's Live with Kelly and Michael with a laugh. Nick will have lots of cash to spend, especially now that his single, "Jealous" has been certified platinum by the Recording…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Buys Boyfriend Vintage Car

After defending her relevance in hip-hop, Iggy Azalea is enjoying the fruits of her success. The rapper surprised her boyfriend Nick Young with a 1962 Chevy Impala for Christmas, which was accompanied by a card that read: "A gift for Swaggy P From: Iggy." The Lakers star thanked his lady while showing off his new ride via Instagram. "My boo so dope!!!!! @thenewclassic thanks for the Christmas gift #LoveYou You Go Girl!!!! WestSide," tweeted Nick. Meanwhile, Iggy revealed that Young immediately went joyriding. "[A]lso i just want to say, where the f**k is my man!? lol. i gave him a car…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Bastille Singer Says It Was "Mildly Terrifying" to Sing on New Version of "Do They Know It's Christmas"

Bastille's been all over the radio this year with their hit song "Pompeii," whose success earned them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.  But you can also hear the band's lead singer Dan Smith now on the updated Band Aid 30 version of "Do They Know It's Christmas," whose lyrics have been rewritten to reflect the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Smith tells ABC News Radio that even though the finished product features each artist -- from Sam Smith to Ed Sheeran to One Direction to U2's Bono to Coldplay's Chris Martin -- just singing one or two lines,…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Epic" One Direction TV Special Airs Tonight

One Direction's first network TV special, called, of course, One Direction: The TV Special, airs Tuesday night on NBC.  It features behind-the-scenes footage from the South American leg of the band's top-grossing Where We Are Tour.  In a preview clip, Niall Horan and Liam Payne discuss the thrill of performing at huge stadiums. "We rehearse in the stadium...you come out, and the next time you see the stage, is when there's 50,000 people in it," Niall marvels.  "I don't look up until the last minute," adds Liam.  "So I don't actually see the crowd, I just hear them.  And then…

posted 2014/12/23 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR