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2014-08-27

Did Mariah's Poor Album Sales Contribute to Split with Nick?

Mariah Carey's husband Nick Cannon recently confirmed that the two are living apart, and now a source tells People magazine that their six-year marriage "has been bad for a while."  One big issue, it's claimed, is the poor performance of Mariah's recent album. "When things don't go well career-wise, sometimes you turn on your other half," the source tells People, referring to the disappointing sales of Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse.  The source also notes that while Mariah "can be very down-to-earth and hilarious, she can also be high-maintenance." According to People, Mariah is staying with the couple's three-year-old…

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea to Design Shoe Line for Steve Madden; Hear "Booty" Remix Now

Iggy Azalea is taking her role as the new host of MTV's House of Style seriously: she's signed a deal to design a line of shoes for Steve Madden. The New York Post's Page Six reported that the footwear line will launch in February;  Iggy then confirmed the news by Instagramming the headline and writing, "Feb 2015." In other Iggy news, the new remix of Jennifer Lopez's song "Booty," featuring Iggy, is out now.  Iggy's teased the track's forthcoming video on Instagram, writing, "can't wait till you see the video, j killllllllled it. She is perfection." On the remix, Iggy…

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga Joins Queen Onstage in Australia; Will Be Face of H&M's Holiday Campaign

Lady Gaga's stage name came from "Radio Gaga," a song by legendary rock group Queen, of which Gaga is a huge fan.  So it's no wonder she was over the moon after she joined them onstage Tuesday night in Sydney, Australia. "I just played with Queen I'm the happiest girl alive!" tweeted Gaga, after singing "Another One Bites the Dust" onstage with her friend Adam Lambert, who's currently serving as Queen's frontman.  Their much-loved, flamboyant lead singer, Freddie Mercury, died of AIDS-related complications in 1991.  Gaga also posted several Instagram photos of herself onstage, writing, "Tonight I felt alive in…

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

American Authors Want Ryan Tedder's Songs, Not His Steaks

American Authors spent the summer opening for OneRepublic and The Script on tour.  The band says while they would've loved to have had OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder write them a hit song, they had to content themselves with him offering them hunks of meat. Speaking to Fuse, Authors singer Zac Barnett says, "There'd be so many nights on the tour where we'd all be out kickin' it, behind the venue, and he's always barbecuing, grilling up steaks. It's cool, y'know, 'cause he's a good cook. He's really good at grilling up steaks and burgers and brats and whatnot." Sounds great, right? …

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J Moving to the US Because People "Don't Appreciate" Her in the UK

Jessie J's currently riding high with her hit "Bang Bang," and is anticipating the October release of her new album Sweet Talker.  But the British singer is also looking forward to moving from England to the U.S. permanently. Why? She feels that America cares more about her singing than her personal life. "Home is where the heart is and my heart is with my family so I’ll always be coming back here," she tells the Daily Mail's Event magazine during an interview in London.  "But America, at present, is where the work is. I’ll just pack a big bag and…

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Colbie Caillat Taking "Gypsy Heart" on the Road Starting Tonight

Colbie Caillat's new album Gypsy Heart will be in stores September 30, but she'll preview the record when she launches an intimate headlining tour starting tonight in Denver, Colorado.  Colbie says she's excited about adding her new material to her set, especially her latest hit, "Try." "I'm excited to go out there and see my fans. I haven't played for a while," Colbie tells ABC News Radio. "I love freshening up the set. And it's fun to be able to play 'Try' -- you know, I take out an old, slow song and I replace it with 'Try' and I…

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Sings "It's Over" on Final "Chelsea Lately" Show

Tuesday night, Miley Cyrus helped Chelsea Handler bid farewell to Chelsea Lately, the comedienne's E! talk show. Handler announced previously that she was leaving E! and heading to Netflix to create "docu-comedy specials" and also host Netflix's first talk show, which does not yet have a premiere date. Miley performed Roy Orbison's appropriate torch song, "It's Over."  She also took part in a celebrity "We Are The World" spoof called "Goodbye to E!." The sing-along also featured Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne, Bobby Brown, Alanis Morissette, country singer Trace Adkins, and many others. In the show's closing moments, Handler asked people to…

posted 2014/08/27 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

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