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2014-09-02

Maroon 5 Reveals World Tour Itinerary

It’s a big day for Maroon 5.  Not only is their new album, V, out today, they’ve also just announced the dates for their upcoming world tour. The outing kicks off February 16 in Dallas and will hit 27 North American cities in and ten European stops before wrapping up in Lisbon, Portugal June 17.  MAGIC! will join Maroon 5 on the road as a special guest. Tickets go on sale to the general public September 13 via Live Nation, though fan club members can buy them as early as Saturday, September 6.  American Express card members and Live Nation…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Brown Due Back in D.C. Court Today; Plea Deal Imminent?

Chris Brown’s got another date in a D.C. courtroom today.  The singer is scheduled to appear there to reportedly enter a plea deal in his misdemeanor assault case. The Washington Post reports Brown, 25, and his attorneys will respond in Superior Court to a plea deal today in the nearly 11-month-old case that began last October, when Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, were accused of assaulting a man outside of a Washington, D.C. hotel when he tried to take Brown’s picture.  Hollosy was found guilty of assault last April, and will be sentenced in November. Prosecutors offered a plea…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears: "Everybody Knows My Boyfriend Cheated on Me"

Britney Spears took time out from her Las Vegas show Sunday night to publicly address her recent split from her boyfriend of 17 months, David Lucado, according to MTV News. “Well, by now everyone knows my boyfriend cheated on me,” the 32-year-old pop diva declared, drawing spirited boos of support from the 5,000 fans at Planet Hollywood's Axis Theater. Britney then continued, “But the best part of breaking up is going on first dates. OMG, OMG, I need a hot guy. Where are the hot guys here tonight?” To the delight of the crowd, Britney pulled one lucky audience member…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Misdemeanor Assault

Chris Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault Tuesday morning Washington, D.C. superior court, and was sentenced to time served.  The time served is the four months Chris spent in a California jail earlier this year when it was ruled his involvement in the D.C. incident violated the terms of his probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown would have faced up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine had he been convicted at trial. The plea concludes the nearly 11-month-old case that began last October, when Brown, 25, and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, were accused of assaulting…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Phillip Phillips Reveals His Secret Obsession: Food

Phillip Phillips fans know that the guy loves music.  But it turns out when he's not thinking about writing songs or performing live, the former American Idol champ has one thing on his mind: food. “Honestly, I love food,”  Phillip tells ELLE magazine, explaining why he's excited to play the very first Food Network in Concert festival.  The September 20 show outside of Chicago, Illinois will feature top musicians as well as cooking demonstrations by some of the Food Network's biggest stars.  "I love cooking too and baking and whatnot with my girlfriend. It’s just fun," he adds. "Cooking to…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande Denies Nude Photos Are Her: "My Lil A** Is a Lot Cuter than That"

A spokesperson for Ariana Grande has already denounced as "completely fake" the alleged nude photos of the singer that have popped up online, but now Ariana herself has taken to Twitter to explain why they couldn't possibly be her. "to every1 going on about my "nudes" and my [meet and greet] prices neither are real!" she tweeted. "My lil a** is a lot cuter than that lmao & tour details r comin soon." She adds, "but forreal tho whoever thought those were actually me...... love u but I'm praying for u." The alleged nude shots were part of a massive…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Arrested Friday in Canada; Charged with Dangerous Driving, Assault

Justin Bieber's Crime Spree (Alleged) 2014 continues.  On Friday, the singer was arrested after being involved in a vehicular accident in Ontario, Canada. According to Perth County, Ontario police, when officers arrived at the scene of a crash between a minivan and an all terrain vehicle, they found an occupant of the minivan and the driver of the ATV "engaged in a physical altercation."  It's not clear which one of those two was Justin, but he was arrested at the scene and changed with dangerous driving and assault.  He now has a court date in his hometown of Stratford, Ontario…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Usher Announces Dates for The UR Experience Tour

After teasing several cities last week, Usher has finally released the complete itinerary for his upcoming North America trek, dubbed the The UR Experience Tour. Alongside August Alsina and DJ Cassidy, the singer is scheduled to kick off his 27-city outing on November 1 in Montreal. He'll travel to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Toronto, Philadelphia, Boston, and Las Vegas before concluding on December 24 in Tampa. "With The UR Experience, I want to give my fans an ever-changing live show full of surprises and special guests," says Usher in a statement. "I am really excited to be with my fans and…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney & Rihanna Reportedly Shell Out Big Bucks for Dogs, Nails

What's money to multi-millionaire pop stars like Britney Spears and Rihanna?  The two reportedly splashed out thousands of dollars -- separately, of course -- to keep their pets and their fingernails looking their best. TMZ reports that according to new legal documents filed as part of her conservatorship, Britney spent over $13,000 in 2013 for two puppies: one of them cost $5568, while another set the singer back $8,212.  Then, the papers say, she spent over $1,585 on clothes for the two pups, as well as more than five grand on dog-sitting services.  Throw in regular pet expenses, like food,…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Proud College Mom Madonna Seen Dining in Ann Arbor, MI with Freshman Daughter Lourdes

Madonna may be the Queen of Pop, but she's also the proud mom of a newly-minted college freshman.  The singer's eldest daughter, Lourdes, is now a student at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, her mom's alma mater.  The two were spotted at an Ann Arbor restaurant over the weekend as Lourdes prepared to start classes. According to MLive.com, Madonna and Lourdes, whom she calls Lola, were seen eating dinner on Sunday at Ann Arbor's Cafe Felix.  Madonna, Lourdes and a few others sat in a back booth and stayed for an hour.  "She was delightful.  She was really…

posted 2014/09/02 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-09-01

Vegas Headliner Britney Spears Not Interested in Going Back on the Road

Britney Spears' residency in Las Vegas has been more successful than anyone could've imagined: it's already grossed $20 million and is scheduled well into 2015.  It's no wonder that the singer is in no hurry to go back to the old way of touring, when she was playing a different city every night. Asked by Variety if she's eager to get back out on the road, Britney tells the publication, "Actually, no. I’m really happy with the way I’m set up right now, going to Vegas and coming back and having my foundation here [in Los Angeles]. I’m a home…

posted 2014/09/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Joining "The Voice" as Season Seven Mentor

Get ready to see a lot of Taylor Swift on your TV this season.  The singer has joined The Voice as a mentor for all four teams, US Weekly reports. Taylor will be working with the show in the same way that Coldplay's Chris Martin did last season: she'll advise the contestants on the teams of veteran coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as new coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams. As previously reported, each team will also have its own advisor: Stevie Nicks will work with Adam, while Alicia Keys joins Pharrell. Gwen's husband, rocker Gavin Rossdale,…

posted 2014/09/01 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR