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2014-10-09

Jessie J to Guest-Judge ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Monday

Jessie J shows off some fancy dance moves in her new video for "Burnin' Up," but she'll be critiquing other people's dance moves come Monday. That's when Jessie will serve as guest judge on ABC's Dancing with the Stars, joining regular judges Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.  She'll also perform a medley of "Bang Bang" and "Burnin' Up" as the pros dance.  Monday night, couples will switch regular partners and take on dance styles they've haven't tackled yet, such as burlesque, flamenco and hip-hop.  The fun starts at 8 p.m. ET. Jessie will also appear on ABC's…

posted 2014/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

No New Heartbreak Songs for Taylor: "I Just Haven't Been Devastated in the Last Couple of Years"

Taylor Swift wants you to know that her new album 1989 doesn't feature the usual array of acoustic-based songs about being dumped by some mystery dude...because bad breakups haven't been a thing for her for quite some time. "Emotionally speaking, it's not a heartbreak record," she tells People magazine in its 40th anniversary issue cover story.  "My music is derived from what's happening in my personal life, and I haven't had my heart broken." She adds, "When I'm deeply hurt by something, I usually respond by writing exactly how I feel about it in a song, but I just haven't…

posted 2014/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paula Patton Files for Divorce from Robin Thicke

It seems Robin Thicke couldn't convince Paula Patton to take him back. The actress has filed for divorce from the "Blurred Lines" singer, ABC News has confirmed. TMZ reports Patton cites irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split. She also requests joint legal and physical custody of their 4-year-old son, Julian. Thicke's rep had no comment, though she did confirm to ABC News that the TMZ report is accurate.  Patton's rep also declined to comment, but also confirmed to ABC News that the report is correct. Patton and Thicke met as teenagers in Los Angeles and married in 2005.…

posted 2014/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Miley Cyrus Named in Lawsuit After Sister's Dog Allegedly Attacks Model

Miley Cyrus has found herself in the middle of a lawsuit involving her sister, whose dog allegedly attacked a Los Angeles model, according to court papers obtained by TMZ. According to the court documents, Yolande Ngom was bitten by Brandi Cyrus' dog, named Feather, in the apartment building where she and Miley's older sister both live. Here's where Miley enters the picture. Her company, Smiley Miley, Inc., owns Brandi's apartment. Ngom claims one of Miley's employees was handling the dog and couldn't keep it under control, allowing the attack to happen. Ngom alleges the unprovoked attack ripped open her right…

posted 2014/10/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2014-10-08

Fergie & Kesha to Appear in Thanksgiving Night Special "The Great American Dog-a-Thon"

After you stuff yourself silly on Thanksgiving dinner, settle down in front of the TV to watch Fergie, Kesha, Paul Abdul and other stars celebrate man's best friend on a Fox special called The Great American Dog-a-Thon. The Thanksgiving night special, co-hosted and executive-produced by Hilary Swank, is specifically about rescue dogs and the joy they can bring to our lives.  You'll see inspiring and hilarious stories of heroic dogs, profiles of those who dedicate their lives to rescuing animals in need, viral dog videos and more.  You'll find out how you can adopt a rescue dog of your own,…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Gavin DeGraw Goes to the Roller Derby in New Video for "Fire"

Gavin DeGraw's upcoming greatest hits album features a few new songs, including the new single "Fire," and in the newly released video, the singer pays tribute to an under-appreciated female sport. As Gavin sings, we see three professional women -- a firefighter, a doctor and an architect -- going through their days, but longing for 5 p.m. to roll around so they can go off and do what they really love.  Next, we see them in a locker room, stripping down and suiting up with other women for their true love: roller derby. As they put on their helmets and…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Tops Record-Setting All-Female Top 5, "Animals" Roars into Top 10

It's still all about the girls, 'bout the girls, 'bout the girls on the Billboard Hot 100, as Meghan Trainor's booty-shaking "All About That Bass" stays at #1 for a fifth week.  But now she's leading an all-female top five to a record-setting streak. Previously, the longest period during which all five top slots on the Hot 100 had been occupied by female artists had been four weeks.  This week, a new record is set with five.  Following Meghan at #1, we've got Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" at #2; Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" at #3; Jessie J, Ariana Grande…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith, A Great Big World, American Authors & More to Play All-Star VH1 "You Oughta Know" Concert on Nov. 13

VH1 has featured a number of artists this year as part of its You Oughta Know music discovery program. Now the channel is rounding them up for one big blowout concert in New York City November 13. The bill for the show, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom, includes Sam Smith, A Great Big World, American Authors, Mary Lambert, Aloe Blacc, Tove Lo, Echosmith, KONGOS, Vance Joy, Bleachers -- that's the side project of fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff -- and more.  Nicole Richie will host the event, which will feature an inside look at each artists' lives and careers in…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Gets Hot and Heavy in "Burnin' Up" Video

After sharing the screen with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj on "Bang Bang," Jessie J goes solo for her new video, "Burnin' Up." The song features the British singer posing poolside, floating on a raft and dancing with a female crew, dressed in a variety of skimpy outfits.  When she's not doing that, she's embracing a musclebound shirtless hunk, rubbing her hands all over his back and biting his ear.  Rapper 2 Chainz, who's featured on the track, shows up to deliver his verse, but he's fully clothed. "Burnin' Up" is the latest single from Jessie J's long-awaited disc, Sweet…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift: "I'm Not Too Worried About Whether I Meet Someone"

If the first part of Taylor Swift's career was defined by whom she'd loved and lost, the current phase of her career is all about being just fine on her own. Speaking to People magazine for its 40th anniversary issue, Taylor says, "The last couple of years have been about defining life on my own terms. ...Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try. It's really been a liberating and freeing time." As previously reported, Taylor covers People's special issue, styled in a callback to…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Sia Up for Australian ARIA Awards

Quite a few Australian artists have invaded the charts in the past year, and now they've been honored with nominations for the ARIA Awards, which are the Australian equivalent of the Grammy Awards. Sia, whose album 1000 Forms of Fear topped the charts earlier this year thanks to the hit "Chandelier," has received a whopping six nominations, including Best Female Artist, Album of the Year, Best Pop Release, Song of the Year, and Best Video. Iggy Azalea racked up four nods, including Best Female, Song of the Year for "Fancy," Best Urban Album for The New Classic, and Breakthrough Artist.…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo and Charli XCX to Announce American Music Awards Nominations on "Good Morning America"

Jason Derulo and Charli XCX are set to announce some of the 2014 nominations for the American Music Awards on Monday's Good Morning America. The music stars will only announce the nods in five categories.  All of the nominees will be posted on TheAMAs.com at 9 a.m., ET. The American Music Awards recognize artists in all major musical genres. In 2013, Taylor Swift earned the prestigious Artist of the Year award for a record third time. Justin Timberlake took home three trophies, while Rihanna was introduced as the first-ever AMA Icon winner by, of all people, Bill Maher. This year's…

posted 2014/10/08 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR