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2015-08-27

Taylor Swift Performs "Smelly Cat" Onstage with Lisa Kudrow; Selena Gomez, Justin Timberlake Drop In, Too

Even if you’re not a Friends fan, you’ve probably heard the song “Smelly Cat,” which actress Lisa Kudrow’s character, Phoebe Buffay, wrote and performed on the show.  Taylor Swift is a Friends fan, and also a well-known cat lover -- which made it perfect for Kudrow to join Taylor onstage Wednesday night to perform a duet of “Smelly Cat” during Taylor’s final show at the STAPLES center in Los Angeles. Taylor milked the moment during the introduction, saying “This singer, she’s only performed in coffeehouses before,” a reference to the Friends hangout, Central Perk, where Phoebe performed.  As you can…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

R. City's Hit "Locked Away" Inspired by the True Story of Their Dad's Incarceration

R. City's hit "Locked Away," featuring Adam Levine, has been racing up the chart since its release.  But the catchy island-flavored tune isn't just about imagining what would happen to your relationship if you were sent to prison: it's a real-life story about the parents of Timothy and Theron Thomas, the brothers who make up R. City. The brothers grew up on the island of St. Thomas, but for them, it was far from a paradise: they were poor, living in a rough neighborhood, and for them, the struggle was real.  "Just coming from St. Thomas, being from one of…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Goes Incognito to Ask People What They Think of Her on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Miley Cyrus dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday to plug her upcoming gig as host of MTV's Video Music Awards on Sunday. She also participated in a sketch called "I Witness News," in which she was disguised as an Australian television reporter named Janet who wanted to find out what people thought of the performer. All but one of the people "Janet" spoke to failed recognize the controversial pop star, who donned a skirt and blazer, along with a wig and eyeglasses. The gentlemen who did spot her was treated to a quick peek under her costume. Here's a sample…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Reveals Track Listing for New Album, "Confident"

Demi Lovato fans can feel confident that a new album is coming in two months. The singer enlisted the help of celebrity pals on Wednesday to tweet the titles of songs from her new album, which is titled Confident and is due in October. Her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, plus Nick Jonas, Iggy Azalea, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez and others took part. Iggy is featured on one of the tracks, “Kingdom Come." Demi posted the entire track listing on Facebook. She also shared the album cover, on which she's wearing a sexy black top. She wrote, "You ready for this? NEW…

posted 2015/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2015-08-26

Justin Bieber Performing "What Do You Mean" at MTV VMAs

Just days after he releases his new single, "What Do You Mean," Justin Bieber will perform the song at the MTV Video Music Awards. Justin's performance at Sunday's extravaganza will be his first at the VMAs since 2010, when he did a medley of “Baby,” “Somebody to Love” and “U Smile." "What Do You Mean" will debut on Friday. The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams, Demi Lovato, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tori Kelly, A$AP Rocky and Twenty One Pilots have also been announced as performers for the 2015 MTV VMAs, which will be hosted by Miley Cyrus. It will air Sunday night…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ricky Martin Slams Donald Trump in Op-Ed After Incident with Univision News

Since he announced he was running for president, Donald Trump has made public comments that have been deemed insulting to Latinos.  Following Trump's public argument with Univision news anchor Jorge Ramos on Tuesday at an Iowa press event -- which led to Trump having Ramos ejected from the room -- Ricky Martin has written an op-ed for Univision taking the billionaire to task for his behavior. According to an English translation of the op-ed published by Billboard, Martin writes, "The fact that an individual like Donald Trump, a candidate for the presidency of the United States for the Republican party,…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Says New TV Character Is the "Opposite" of Him

Prepare to see a different side of Ed Sheeran. The singer tells Entertainment Weekly that his character in the new FX show The Bastard Executioner is a complete change of pace for him. “I find that I have reputation of being a smiley approachable guy, so I wanted the opposite,” he says. “I said to [show creator] Kurt [Sutter], make sure that I’m not typecast at all. Write me as a complete d******* in it. I feel like I need that.” Ed, who’s been filming in between stops on his world tour, is playing the "deadly protégé of a high-ranking…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Carly Rae Jepsen “Doesn’t Feel the Need to Compare” Her Album to Taylor’s "1989"

Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘80s-inspired new album, Emotion, has drawn comparisons to another album influenced by the decade: Taylor Swift’s 1989. But in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Carly says she’s not trying to compete. “I don’t really feel the need to compare,” she says. “I think that Taylor's fantastic and I think she made a really fantastic record, but they're different types of music and I think there's room for it all.” And Taylor’s bestie Lorde seems to agree. She recently tweeted her love for Carly’s new single, “Run Away with Me.” Carly co-wrote the song, which is about “trying…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Mariah Carey Releasing Children's Book Based on "All I Want for Christmas Is You"

Mariah Carey is releasing a children’s book inspired by her most popular Christmas song, People reports. The picture book, titled “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” tells the story of a little girl whose only holiday wish is to get a new puppy.  It features the complete lyrics from the song and is set to hit shelves November 10. "When I wrote 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' it was my dream for it to become a classic Christmas song," Mariah tells People in a statement. "I am so proud of the song's impact as it continues to…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga’s "American Horror Story: Hotel" Character Has a Taste for Blood

Now we know why Lady Gaga dyed her pool blood-red for that American Horror Story: Hotel cast party. In a new cover story for Entertainment Weekly, we learn that Gaga’s AHS character has a unique obsession with the sticky red stuff. Show creator Ryan Murphy reveals that Gaga’s character, The Countess, maintains her youthful glow by drinking human blood. He says she’s not a vampire, though. “I prefer the term ‘ancient blood virus,’ ” Murphy says. “It’s really a form of hemophilia, in a way.” The Countess -- who owns the mysterious Hotel Cortez -- is also entangled in a love…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Christina Aguilera Throws Carnival-Themed Backyard Bash for Daughter's First Birthday

Christina Aguilera’s daughter, Summer Rain, celebrated her first birthday in style over the weekend, thanks to some expert party-planning by her parents. People magazine reports Christina and her fiancé, Matthew Rutler, hosted the carnival-themed backyard bash for their baby girl in Los Angeles  Saturday, complete with Minnie Mouse, a balloon maker, a bubble station, and lots and lots of pink. The magazine also has exclusive photos of the soiree. In one pic, Christina holds a smiling Summer in front of a tiny pink birthday cake as Matthew looks on. In another, Summer wears an adorable tutu as she holds a…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine Nurses Wife After Wisdom Teeth Surgery

Getting your wisdom teeth removed isn’t so bad when you have Adam Levine to comfort you. The Maroon 5 frontman has been helping wife Behati Prinsloo as she recovers from oral surgery this week. Following Monday’s dental work, Behati posted a video on Instagram of the two lying in bed together.  Adam makes a funny face as Behati cuddles a teddy bear. “My nurse is the perfect combination of sexy and cute,” the model captions the video. Behati later posted a picture of herself looking rather miserable, with a swollen face and her head wrapped in a scarf. “On point,”…

posted 2015/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR