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2016-04-05

Adele Denies Rebel Wilson Will Play Her in a Film

A British tabloid recently claimed Australian actress Rebel Wilson was set to play Adele in a movie, with a "pal" claiming that the Pitch Perfect star "thinks that this role could be the making of her career and transform her into a major movie star. She knows that she can’t go on playing wacky fat girl roles forever.”  Well, Adele has a thing or two to say about that. According to the Daily Mail, Adele addressed the story onstage during her sold-out London concert.  "I've heard there are rumors about Rebel Wilson will be playing me in a movie --…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol's" Long Goodbye Starts Tonight, but Creator Says the Show Will Return "for Sure"

American Idol's three-night finale kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. with a 90-minute retrospective: American Idol: American Dream.  But don't be too upset over the impending end of your favorite show: the guy who invented it swears it's coming back. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Simon Fuller, the creator of American Idol, says, "There will no doubt be another format or refinement or elevation of the format. Now I can actually revamp it and come up with a new version." He adds that he wants to make the next iteration of the show "a lot more interactive and immersive," adding,…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Tori Kelly Says Headlining Tour Will Include "Everything I Love as An Artist"

Tori Kelly kicks off her North American headlining tour tonight in San Diego, Californa. What can fans expect?  A show that Tori says will include "everything that has me in it." "I definitely want to keep elements in there that have kind of gotten me to where I am, which is those moments where it's just me and a guitar, very stripped-down acoustic," she tells ABC Radio, adding, "I'm definitely gonna play with a couple of covers...as a thank-you to the people who've been watching me on YouTube over the years." She adds, "For me, it's a show that just…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice": The Knockout Rounds End

The Voice wrapped up its Knockout Rounds Monday night, revealing its top 20. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Christina Aguilera whittled down their teams ahead of next week's live playoffs. During the two-hour episode, we saw Miley Cyrus continue to advise the artists during rehearsals. Blake entered the night with a steal to use. The other coaches had already used the one steal given to each of them at the start of the Knockout Rounds. Adam kicked things off by pairing Brian Nhira with Nate Butler. Brian sang Bruno Mars' "Grenade," and Nate chose the Al Green classic…

posted 2016/04/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2016-04-04

Beyonce Says Being Her Own Boss Is "a Burden and a Blessing"

Beyonce is a famous perfectionist, but in a new interview with ELLE magazine she says she'd like to change the conversation surrounding that. "It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose," she says in the May issue of the magazine, arriving on newsstands on April 6. "We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health -- take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony Is First Girl Group to Hit the Top 10 This Decade

Fifth Harmony is really working it on the charts.  Their latest single, "Work from Home," has become the group's first top-10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. As Billboard notes, "Work from Home" has now passed the peak of the group's previous biggest hit, "Worth It," which reached #12.  In addition, it's set something of a record: it's the first top-10 hit by a girl group this decade.  Believe it or not, the last time an all-female collective got that high on the chart was back in 2008, when the Pussycat Dolls reached #9 with "When I Grow Up." "Work…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Will Have a Song in the "Angry Birds" Movie

Demi Lovato is involved in an upcoming animated film called Charming, which is due out next year, but in the meantime, she's lending her powerful pipes to another animated flick that's coming out May 20. Demi tweeted, "Excited to announce I’m singing a song for #AngryBirdsMovie! Can’t wait for u to hear it and see the movie in May."  That was accompanied by a photo of herself surrounded by the cartoon bird characters from the film, which is based on the super-popular mobile game.  No word yet on the song's title, or when it'll be available. Demi isn't the only…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Avril Lavigne Back with Her Ex, Chad Kroeger?

Avril Lavigne and husband Chad Kroeger of Nickelback split up in September of 2015 after two years of marriage, but they seem awfully cozy for a couple who's supposedly broken up.  In fact, the two stepped out together Sunday night at Canada's Juno Awards, though they won't say if they're back together. Speaking to Canada's ETalk, Avril said, "I came with Chad because Nickelback got nominated and I'm just here supporting him."  Chad, meanwhile, joked, "I got tired walking around with my band members, so I went and found hottie here." Avril, whose struggle with Lyme disease left her bedridden…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Backstreet Boys Doing "Trial" Las Vegas Residency

If Boyz II Men can do it, why not the Backstreet Boys?  Nick Carter tells Entertainment Tonight that he and rest of the Boys might set up residency in Las Vegas in the near future. At the premiere of his new Syfy movie Dead7, Nick told ET that the Backstreet Boys had signed a nine-show deal to "test the waters" for a Vegas residency, like the kind that Britney Spears, Boyz II Men, Jennifer Lopez and other acts have.  "If it does really well, then I think that'll open that door and then in future we'll do it," said Nick.…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elton John to Guest Star on ABC's "Nashville"

Elton John loves country music, so it's no surprise that he'd be willing to guest-star on ABC's country music drama Nashville. Elton will play himself on the May 18 episode of the series, and will perform with Sam Palladio's character Gunnar, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter.  The episode will be the next-to-last one of this current season.  Other upcoming guest stars on the show include embattled pop star Kesha, who lives in Nashville, as well as super-hot country stars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett. As for how the show managed to land a legendary performer like Elton, well, that's simple.  His producer,…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Report: Mariah Carey Fires Half of Her Staff

Following whispers that members of her staff quit, Mariah Carey is letting it be known that she fired them last month -- and, she says, for good reason.  "I dismissed a majority of my team because I discovered that they didn’t have my best interests at heart," Mariah tells TMZ. "My new team, including manager Stella Bulochnikov, are the top of the line in the entertainment business and, more importantly, in my life, and I am now much more financially successful and more organized than in the past." The new changes come on the heels of the singer filming her new…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pink to Release New Single, "Just Like Fire," April 15

Pink returns with a brand-new single April 15. It's called "Just Like Fire," and it's from the upcoming Disney movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to the 2010 Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland. The track, co-written by Pink, Max Martin, Shellback and Oscar Holter, is Pink's first single in three years. The video will debut in early May.  Pink previously recorded a cover of the Jefferson Airplane song "White Rabbit" for the movie's marketing campaign.  That classic tune was inspired by the original story of Alice in Wonderland. "Just Like Fire" will appear on the soundtrack of…

posted 2016/04/04 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR