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2014-08-26

Justin Bieber Involved in Car Accident, Says "We Should Have Learned from the Death of Princess Diana"

It's been an eventful 24 hours for Justin Bieber. On Tuesday afternoon, Justin reportedly was involved in an accident in West Hollywood. TMZ reports Justin was driving his Ferrari when he noticed a photographer trailing him in another vehicle. Justin was so upset, the website states, that he hit the brakes, resulting in the shutterbug rear-ending the Ferrari. It appears to have been a minor accident; the Ferrari was only scratched. Still, Justin was not pleased, tweeting, "There should be laws against what I just experienced. We should have learned from the death of Princess Diana. I don't have a…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Usher Announces Cities for "The UR Experience Tour"

Usher is coming to a city near you. The singer has revealed the first eight cities for his upcoming The UR Experience tour. According to his official website, fans can expect Ursh to make stops in New York, Atlantic City, Chicago, Toronto, Orlando, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle. The crooner announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he will reveal the second batch of dates very soon. The upcoming trek will support his eighth studio album, rumored to be titled UR, a title that may have been leaked in a Honey Nut Cheerios commercial. Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rita Ora: Iggy Azalea Rejected My Idea of a Madonna/Britney-Style Kiss on VMAs

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora put on a show-stopping performance of "Black Widow" at Sunday night's MTV VMAs, but their performance could have been even hotter, if Iggy had gone along with Rita's plans for a girl-on-girl makeout session. Speaking to the British paper The Sun, Rita reveals, "I said to Iggy we should just make out on stage, kiss during our performance. She told me that would be crazy because it’s already been done. Britney Spears and Madonna kissing was my favorite VMA performance ever.” Rita admits that they were lucky to even be able to do their performance Sunday,…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

After Years of Insecurity, Demi Lovato Finally Feels "Grateful" and "Beautiful" in Plunging Red Dress

Demi Lovato turned heads at Sunday night's MTV Video Music Awards wearing a fire-engine red gown with an extremely plunging top that showed off her assets.  The singer then took to Instagram to explain that her outfit reflects her new positive body image, after years of torturing herself with insecurities. Posting a series of photos of herself on the VMA red carpet over the years, including the one from Sunday, Demi wrote, "This picture makes me feel so many mixed emotions.. I remember the day I wore the dress in the very first picture. I remember asking for Spanx to…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Arrest Warrant Out for Homeless Man Who Accepted Miley Cyrus' VMA

The Cinderella story of the homeless youth who Miley Cyrus sent to accept her MTV VMA award on Sunday night now has an ugly twist:  the 22-year-old, Jesse Helt, has a police record and is currently a wanted man. Helt was arrested for attempting to break into an apartment in Oregon in 2010; he was charged with criminal trespassing and criminal mischief and was placed on probation.  A few months later, his probation officer stated that Helt had skipped a check-in appointment, failed a drug test and violated other requirements of his probation.  In March of 2011, Helt signed a…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Already Thinking About Next Tour; Says a Relationship "Isn't Really Possible Right Now"

Taylor Swift is a few months away from releasing her new album, 1989, but she says she's already imagining what the songs on the disc will sound like onstage when she launches her next tour. Speaking to London's Capital FM radio, Taylor says, "I'm always thinking about the tour.  As soon as I write a song, I start thinking about...'Would this be in the set list? Where would we put this?' So I'm always thinking about that, 'cause it's my favorite element of things." She adds, "When you put out a song, and then you get to out into the…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Douses Courteney Cox in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ed Sheeran and Courteney Cox are pals -- such good pals, in fact, that he introduced her to her current fiance.  So it's no wonder she enlisted him to help her complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. In Cox's video, she's sitting on the edge of a pool while Ed stands next to her holding a pail.  She acknowledges that her old Friend, Jennifer Aniston, challenged her, tells everyone to make donations, and then nominates her fiance, Johnny McDaid of the band Snow Patrol.  She also nominates Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody and actress Isla Fisher, a friend of hers.…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Police: "No Crime Occurred" in Latest Justin Bieber Mobile Phone Incident

Los Angeles police say that contrary to a report on TMZ, Justin Bieber is not facing charges of robbery. The Los Angeles Times reports that police responded to a call at a Dave & Buster's in Hollywood Monday night after someone used their mobile phone to shoot video of Justin.  There was a report that Justin's security team may have forcibly taken the phone, but it turned out not to be true, according to police. "There's been no theft, no scuffle and no crime occurred," Officer Sara Faden told The Times. TMZ had claimed that Justin "lunged" at the fan…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Joining Country Star Trisha Yearwood on New Single

Last year, Kelly Clarkson had one of her favorite country stars, Trisha Yearwood, make a guest appearance on her Christmas album.  Now, Kelly's returning the favor, joining Trisha on her new single. It's called "PrizeFighter," and it's the title track of Trisha's upcoming album.  The inspirational song "just plain rocks," according to Trisha, so it's no wonder she tapped Kelly to sing on it.  The track arrives September 15. In addition to the Christmas album team-up, last year Kelly and Trisha sang together onstage at the CMA Music Festival, duetting on the song "Ain't Goin' Down Til the Sun Comes…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Phillip Phillips Extends Tour into Fall & Winter

After spending all summer on the road with the band O.A.R., Phillip Phillips isn't heading home just yet: he's just announced dates for a new headlining tour of North America. The trek gets underway September 12 at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and will wrap up December 7 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Most tickets go on sale August 29.  Phillip will be promoting his current album Behind the Light, and his new single, "Unpack Your Heart," the follow-up to his hit "Raging Fire." Phillip's tour includes an Illinois appearance at the inaugural Food Network in Concert festival on September…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Adam Levine's Acting Debut Coming Back to Theaters this Friday

Missed seeing Adam Levine making his acting debut in the movie Begin Again?  You'll get another chance this Friday. Entertainment Weekly reports that the Weinstein Company is re-releasing Begin Again in theaters nationwide this Friday, August 29.  The movie, starring Adam as a musician who dumps his singer/songwriter girlfriend when he finds fame and fortune, originally hit theaters at the end of June, but in limited release.  This time, it'll be opening in 350 to 400 cities nationwide. Why the re-release?  EW reports that the Weinstein Company wants to capitalize on the upcoming awards season.  While the movie was well-received,…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Becky G Ready to Take Her "Shower"... on the Road with Jason, Demi & Katy

Becky G was a huge presence on the MTV VMA red carpet over the weekend, and now the teen singer is preparing for a very busy fall: she'll be serving as the opening act for not one, not two, but three big stars on tour. Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry will all be bringing Becky G along on at least part of their tours this fall, and Becky tells ABC News Radio what she'll be bringing to the party every night.  "Lots of energy, I guess!" she says. "I have so much fun when I make music and…

posted 2014/08/26 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR