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2015-03-31

Wax Museum Appoints Tissue Attendant for Tearful One Direction Fans

These are sad times for One Direction fans, and Madame Tussauds London feels their pain. The wax museum has stationed a full-time "Tissue Attendant" near the boy band’s wax likenesses, to dry the tears of emotional fans grieving over Zayn Malik’s departure. Since Zayn announced he was leaving the band last week, fans have been flocking to the attraction’s One Direction-themed exhibit and crying over the figures of Zayn and band mates Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne and Niall Horan. One of the attendants on duty, Guest Services Assistant Grace Cadden, said the museum recently received a delivery of…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Miley Cyrus Expresses Outrage over Controversial Indiana Law

Miley Cyrus is speaking out against Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The singer used her Instagram page Tuesday to express her anger over the law which critics say could allow business owners in the state to discriminate against members of the LGBT community. She called the law “unevolved & unjust” and posted a snippet of an article alleging that supporters of the measure have admitted it would allow businesses to refuse service to gay and transgender patrons. Miley wrote, “THE BIBLE SAYS (if that's what we are realllllly basing a 2015 bill on) ‘the way that you judge others…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Britney Spears 101 Class Offered in Brooklyn, NY

Want to learn all there is to know about Britney Spears? There’s a class in Brooklyn, New York, that will teach you, DNAinfo.com reports. Two friends, Rachel Goldberg and Suri Ratnatunga, started Britney Spears 101, a workshop specifically dedicated to the life and times of the pop star. The class, held in Rachel's apartment, features a multimedia presentation with GIFs, video clips and more. For $25, students get an overview of Britney’s personal life and career trajectory, including the ups and shaved-head downs. The class also presents an analysis of Britney's place in pop culture and how she’s contributed to…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Grants Fan's Wish for Face Time at Awards Show

Taylor Swift is continuing to make her fans’ dreams come true. After one of her biggest fans launched a Tumblr campaign to try to meet the singer, Taylor granted her wish. According to E! News, Colleen Sullivan and her pal Tiffany Huang got their own private chat session with Taylor at a recent awards show in Los Angeles. On Sunday morning, Colleen, who had already planned to attend the show with Tiffany, found out that Taylor had followed her on Tumblr.  Later that night, at the event, the two girls were taken to meet their idol. Taylor talked to the…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Announces New Fall Tour Dates

Ed Sheeran won’t be taking a break from touring any time soon. The singer just added more tour dates for the fall. The second leg to his North American tour will kick off in Houston, Texas on September 3.  It’ll run through the month, finishing up in Washington, D.C. on September 23. The first leg of the tour, set to begin May 2 in New Orleans, is already mostly sold out.   The new leg will feature Ed headlining stadiums for the first time in the U.S. Tickets will be available on a pre-sale basis for select dates starting April 6,…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

After Twitter Battle with Louis Tomlinson, Producer Naughty Boy Posts Zayn Malik Solo Song

Well, that was quick: Zayn Malik's first solo song is already out.  Sort of. Before Zayn left One Direction, producer and songwriter Naughty Boy told a British paper he'd been working with the singer on some solo material.   Monday, Naughty Boy tweeted a link to a Soundcloud file containing a gentle acoustic track -- obviously in demo form -- titled "I Won't Mind," writing, "let the music do the talking guys. thank us later. :)."  The file has since been removed from Soundcloud, though it's available to hear elsewhere. According to People magazine, the Soundcloud file featured the caption, ""There…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Hires Production Designer Behind Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show, Britney's Vegas Residency

Iggy Azalea postponed her Great Escape tour earlier this month after splitting with her tour producer over "creative differences," according to Billboard.  Now, the publication reports that the rapper is looking forward to rescheduled dates now that she's got someone in her corner who really gets what she wants to do. Iggy has partnered with Baz Halpin, the production designer who put together Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show, and Britney Spears' Vegas show Piece of Me.  He's also worked with Taylor Swift and Pink, among others.  "It's been great working with a new person who really understands my vision,"…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Paramore's Hayley Williams Launches Beauty & Music Web Series, "Kiss Off"

Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams is known as much for her unique style as her powerful voice.  Now the singer has taken to the Web to start her own online series, called Kiss Off, which focuses on both music and beauty. The series features Hayley's longtime hair and makeup person, Brian O'Connor, who together show fans how to create some looks Haley's admired from movies, music and film. The singer begins the episode completely makeup-free, and then she and Brian build the look from there. In the first episode, she and Brian recreate a wild look from the 1982 cult movie…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Plans to Use His Grammys for Doorstops

Sam Smith won four Grammys nearly two months ago, but he says he still can't believe that it happened -- mostly because the Recording Academy hasn't actually sent him his trophies yet.  And when they do, he says, he wants to come up with a very unique way to display them. See, the Grammys you see artists posing with backstage the night of the show are just props: the real ones, with the names and categories engraved on them, are shipped to the artists later.  Speaking to London's Capital FM radio, Sam said, "It's very surreal. I'm still trying to…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

"The Voice" Recap: Christina Steals an Artist to End the Knockouts

The Voice aired the last of the Knockouts on Monday night. The two-hour episode concluded with Christina Aguilera stealing an artist from Adam Levine. The top 20 is now set heading into next week's Live Playoffs, with five artists each on the teams led by Christina, Adam, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. Here's what happened on Monday night's episode, which featured fun. singer Nate Ruess as a guest adviser: Team Adam's Barry Minniefield and Tonya Boyd-Cannon opened the broadcast. Tonya sang "I Wish" by Stevie Wonder, while Barry performed Bobby Caldwell’s “What You Won’t Do For Love." Blake said the…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber Gets Roasted on Comedy Central Special

Justin Bieber's singing career, his brushes with the law and his former girlfriend Selena Gomez were among the obvious targets of jokes delivered by a number of celebrities during Monday night's much-anticipated Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. The roast featured an eclectic roster of celebrities taking turns poking fun at The Bieb, including comedians Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Hannibal Buress, Undateable star Chris D’Elia, Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, rappers Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, lifestyle guru Martha Stewart and host, actor/comedian Kevin Hart. Here are some of the evening’s highlights: D'Elia, whom Bieber calls his…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Co-Hosting Canada's Much Music Video Awards

With the help of a special friend, Ed Sheeran announced Monday night he will co-host Canada's Much Music Video Awards. In a 30-second clip released by the Much network, Ed cradles a fake beaver that he calls Justin "Beaver." He whispers, "I'm hosting the MMVAs on the 21st of June. Save your screams." The clip premiered during the Canadian broadcast of the Roast of Justin Bieber. Ed also said in a statement, "I'm thrilled they asked me to host this year. I hope this isn't an early April Fool's joke." This will mark Ed's fourth consecutive appearance at the ceremony.…

posted 2015/03/31 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR