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2015-01-09

Maddie Ziegler Talks "Elastic Heart," Being Sia's "Mini-Me"

Sia’s “mini-me,” 12-year-old dancer Maddie Ziegler, talked to Entertainment Weekly about what it was like to film that controversial “Elastic Heart” video alongside Shia LaBeouf. “It was amazing,” she said of the video shoot. “The story behind it is a lot different than the ‘Chandelier’ video. When I did ‘Elastic Heart’ obviously it was the same concept with my leotard and wig, but we were really dirty. I’m going to be honest with you, it was the most dirty I’ve ever been in my whole entire life.” The video courted controversy after some viewers complained it had overtones of pedophilia.…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Kelly Clarkson Releases Teaser of "Heartbeat Song" with Help of Baby Daughter

Kelly Clarkson released a teaser for her new single “Heartbeat Song” with the help of her adorable daughter, River. In a video clip posted to Twitter Friday, the 7-month-old River is seen wearing a pair of large headphones. “Hey River, what are you listening to?” Kelly is heard saying from off camera. “It’s making you dance, what are you listening to?” River starts bouncing, and Kelly says, “Dance it out! Dance it out! You want to show everybody?” At that point a clip of the new pulsing pop tune starts playing as River continues to wiggle around. The song will…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lance Bass Says It Was His Fault Justin Timberlake Wasn't at His Wedding

There’s a perfectly reasonable explanation why Justin Timberlake wasn’t at Lance Bass’ December wedding, and it has nothing to do with Justin allegedly snubbing Lance. According to Lance, his former ‘NSYNC bandmate was still on his 20/20 Experience World Tour. “I feel like I snubbed him,” Lance, 35, told DailyMail.com. “I didn't think to check with his schedule to see that he was still on tour. I had no idea that someone would be on tour that close to Christmas.” Lance explained that while he feels bad Justin wasn’t able to make it, there are no hard feelings between the…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jennifer Lopez Didn't Use Body Double for Revealing Sex Scene in "The Boy Next Door"

Jennifer Lopez has an amazing body, so why not show it off? The singer, actress and American Idol judge seriously stripped down for her latest movie, The Boy Next Door. The 45-year-old told E! News that she refused to use a stand-in for her steamy sex scene with actor Ryan Guzman. "It was all me," she said. "And all Ryan, by the way." In the thriller, J.Lo plays a high school teacher who has a one-night stand with a much younger guy, played by Ryan. She then becomes the object of his dangerous obsession.   In order to make the sex…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Kicks Off New Tour Tonight, Says It's "Surreal" that People Come to See Him

Sam Smith's latest North American tour gets underway Friday night in Atlanta, Georgia, and the trek includes sold-out shows in New York's Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles.  Considering that a year ago, nobody in the U.S. knew who Sam Smith was, that's pretty impressive. When he first announced the tour, Sam said in a statement, "It’s been my dream to play some of these venues. I’m so appreciative of how American audiences have embraced my music. I’m thrilled to come back to the U.S. again. This is starting to feel like home!”  In an interview with…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nicki Minaj Teases Upcoming MTV Documentary 'Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN'

Nicki Minaj has teamed up with MTV once again. After starring in a network special, Nicki Minaj: My Time Now, back in November 2010, the rapper has announced she's giving fans a second glimpse into her hectic career in MTV's Nicki Minaj: My Time AGAIN. In the trailer for her 60-minute documentary, Nicki lets cameramen capture her promotional run for her third album, The Pinkprint, including her wardrobe malfunction at the MTV VMAs. In addition to showing her family life, a vulnerable Nicki even sheds a few tears while explaining her whirlwind lifestyle. "Every human needs to push themselves to…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"Glee" Returns for Its Final Season with "Let It Go" and More

Before the world had ever heard of Elsa or Frozen, Idina Menzel played Shelby, Rachel's biological mother, on Glee.  Now, things have come full circle: tonight on the season premiere of Glee, Rachel, played by Lea Michele, is singing "Let It Go." On the two-hour premiere of what will be the Fox show's sixth and final season, Rachel returns to Lima after failing as a TV actress.  When she finds out that Sue has banned the arts program at McKinley high, she decides to reinstate and then lead a new glee club.  Sam has also returned to McKinley as the…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Aloe Blacc and Foo Fighters All Perform at 600-Capacity San Diego Club

This is not a joke. Thursday night, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Aloe Blacc and rockers Foo Fighters really all did take the stage at a tiny club in San Diego, California. According to UTSanDiego, the private concert at the Belly Up club was thrown by William Morris Endeavor, a top talent agency which handles all those artists.  People only found out about the unique gig when the names of the artists were placed on the club's marquee Thursday night before the show. After the show, Lady Gaga Instagrammed a rave review of Foo Fighters' set, writing of the group and…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jessie J: Being a Coach on "The Voice UK" Made Me Want to Be "Bigger and Better"

The new season of The Voice U.K. premieres this Saturday, and joining the panel of coaches this season is "Black Widow" hitmaker Rita Ora. But is being on the British version of the show as much of a career boost as being on the American version of the show?  Well, Jessie J, who was a coach on The Voice U.K. for two seasons, says it inspired her to become a bigger star than she already was. Back in 2012, Jessie coached the very first season of The Voice U.K., alongside will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas, Danny O'Donoghue from The Script…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

California Man Pleads Not Guilty to Burglarizing Miley Cyrus' Home

A California man has been charged with burglarizing the home of Miley Cyrus, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Thursday.Rusty Sellner, 22, has pleaded not guilty to charges including residential burglary and grand theft. Prosecutors say Sellner broke into Miley's home in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles on December 16 and stole personal property owned by the singer and her brother.The complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office also notes that Sellner has two prior convictions for burglary and evading arrest. He could face up to seven years and eight months in prison…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Nick Jonas Performing at Miss Universe Pageant

Here's a reason for men everywhere to be jealous of Nick Jonas: he's headed to the Miss Universe pageant. Nick has been named one of the musical guests for the Donald Trump-owned pageant, which will be held later this month in Florida. He'll perform "Jealous," plus two other tracks from his self-titled album, "Chains" and "Teacher," during the evening gown competition. NBC will air the 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant on Sunday, January 25, beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time. It seems Trump has been on a Jonas kick during the past year. Nick's brother, Kevin Jonas, is a contestant…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"American Idol" Recap: A Pair of Returning Contestants Advance

The first week of American Idol's 14th season continued Thursday night with auditions in Nashville and Kansas City, Missouri. Back behind the judges' table were Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr. Twenty contestants advanced to the next round of the competition on Thursday's show, bringing the first week's total to 27. Here are the highlights of Thursday's two-hour episode: Andrew Anello impressed the panel with his confident and comical entrance, but when he belted out Stevie Wonder's "Sign, Sealed, Delivered," Connick told Andrew that his “silliness” didn’t work when he was singing. Harry asked him to try singing…

posted 2015/01/09 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR