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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Immortalized in Wax

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds in London. Their figures were unveiled on Thursday and the results are pretty spot on.  A stone-faced Kayne wears a black blazer and leather pants while his wife takes a selfie in a tight-fitting, cream bandage dress. The power couple's wax figured were then placed in front of famous British landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Millennium Bridge, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and the Tower Bridge. The new creation is Kim’s second wax figure and Kanye’s first. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Justin Bieber: Watches "Scandal," Is Secretly Scared of Spiders

Think you know all there is to know about Justin Bieber? Think again. The pop star reveals 21 facts about himself to Cosmopolitan, and some of them might surprise you. He admits to watching the ABC Kerry Washington drama Scandal, says he’s secretly terrified of spiders, and jokingly announces the next tattoo he’ll be getting is a tramp stamp. Justin also makes some musical confessions. He says he really wants to collaborate with John Mayer, his go-to karaoke song is The Beatles’ “Let It Be,” and his favorite summer song is Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream.” In terms of the opposite…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Madonna Answers to the "Food Police" While Rehearsing Rebel Heart Tour

Madonna wants her upcoming Rebel Heart tour to be perfect, so she's working up to 12 hours a day rehearsing the show.  That means sometimes, she's too busy to eat...which is when she gets a visit from the "food police." Speaking to Bravo's Andy Cohen for the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Madonna reveals that while rehearsing, she's followed around by an aide whose job it is to make sure that she's taking in enough nourishment to keep her going.  "I call her the food police,” Madonna tells Andy. “ ‘Are you eating? Did you drink enough water?’ I’m like, ‘B**h,…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Taylor Swift Freaks Out After Ryan Adams Announces He’s Covering "1989"

Indie rocker Ryan Adams is apparently a Taylor Swift fan. Who knew? The musician announced Wednesday he’s covering Taylor’s entire 1989 album -- and Taylor promptly freaked out over the news. Ryan revealed his intention by posting a picture from the recording session on Instagram, and writing, "Taylor Swift 1989 full album cover night 1." He indicated he was working on his own versions of "Welcome to New York," "Blank Space," and "Style," and even posted a little snippet of his “Welcome to New York” cover. When Taylor heard about his plan to do every song from the album, she…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Avril Lavigne to Play Snow White in New Animated Film, "Charming"

Demi Lovato's already on board, and now Avril Lavigne has joined the cast of the upcoming animated film Charming.  Avril announced the news via Twitter and Instagram. The musical comedy reveals what happens when Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty all realize they're engaged to the same prince. Deadline reports Ashley Tisdale will play Cinderella in the film, and a Chinese pop star known as G.E.M. will play Sleeping Beauty, but Prince Charming hasn't been cast yet.  Demi is playing the female lead, Lenore, and is also overseeing the musical score. Avril wrote, "Triple Trouble! SO excited to join my…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pitbull to Guest Star and Perform on "Empire"

Mr. Worldwide is heading to Empire. Pitbull is set to guest star on the Fox hip-hop drama in an episode scheduled to air this fall. The Miami rapper will play himself and perform “No Doubt About It” with Jussie Smollett’s character, Jamal. Pitbull joins a slew of other recently announced actors and musicians who will make appearances on Empire's second season, including Chris Rock, rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child fame. Mariah Carey is also rumored to be guest starring. Empire’s second season premieres Wednesday, September 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. Copyright © 2015,…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Demi Lovato Defends "Cosmo" Cover Against Critics Who Think It's Too Racy

Demi Lovato is hitting back at protestors who think her sexy Cosmopolitan cover should be covered on newsstands. The singer wrote an impassioned Instagram message in response to a campaign launched by The National Center on Sexual Exploitation called “Cosmo Harms Minors," which wants to convince stores to wrap the magazine covers in protective sleeves. “What these individuals who are protesting don’t understand is that for the first time in a long time I feel incredibly EMPOWERED and the MOST BEAUTIFUL I’ve ever felt on this magazine,” Demi writes. “It’s so liberating to be able to show the world how…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

One Direction's New Single Set for Top Five Debut

One Direction's new single, "Drag Me Down," is going nowhere but up. Billboard reports that the song is set to debut in the top five of the Hot 100, making it the highest chart debut of 2015.  The song is expected to sell around 340,000 downloads in its first week, and that, plus huge streaming numbers, will ensure that it enters in the upper reaches of the chart.  If all goes well, "Drag Me Down" will automatically become the group's fifth top 10 single, following "What Makes You Beautiful," "Live While We're Young," "Best Song Ever" and "Story of My…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran Will Reportedly Be Featured in New "Bridget Jones" Movie

Last week, Ed Sheeran revealed he’ll have a recurring role on a new U.S. TV series. Now, he’s apparently heading to the big screen.According to The Irish Sun, Ed will be featured in the third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise: Bridget Jones’s Baby. Producers reportedly shot scenes for the film at Ed’s recent Croke Park concert in Dublin. The scenes featured Bridget sitting on a mystery man’s shoulders as they watched Ed perform. But in order to keep filming a secret, filmmakers used a body double for the shots, instead of star Renee Zellweger. “There was no risk in…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Why Rob Thomas Encourages Fans to Post Live Videos from His Tour

After canceling a string of shows due to his wife Marisol's medical emergency, Rob Thomas is now back on the road in support of his upcoming solo album, The Great Unknown -- he performs in New York City tonight. While some artists are wary of playing new, unreleased songs live because fans will then post them on YouTube -- which could theoretically cut into future sales -- Rob says he's not worried about that.  In fact, he gives away free recordings of all his shows, and wants fans to post and share videos as well. "We encourage that," he tells ABC…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Zedd Says "Beautiful Now," His Current Hit, "Sounds Like the Summer"

Zedd has scored hits with songs featuring famous vocalists like Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Paramore's Hayley Williams.  But his current hit, "Beautiful Now," features Jon Bellion, a singer, songwriter and rapper who's not really a household name.  But Zedd says that doesn't matter to him -- when it comes to his songs, it's all about whose voice fits the song the best. Pointing out that his first big hit, "Clarity," featured a then-unknown vocalist called Foxes, Zedd tells ABC Radio, "I’m not trying to get the big names, but rather the people that I really love and that inspire…

posted 2015/08/06 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR


Report: Ryan Tedder Buys $12 Million Beverly Hills Home

Ryan Tedder is racking up real estate on both coasts. A little over a month after he reportedly purchased an $11 million New York City apartment, the singer-songwriter has shelled out nearly $12 million for a house in Beverly Hills. Variety reports Ryan purchased a freshly renovated mid-‘60s modern-style home in the ritzy Trousdale Estates area. It has six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, plus a backyard that includes a swimming pool with inset spa, an outdoor fireplace, and tented cabanas. Just 10 months ago, the OneRepublic frontman reportedly bought another Beverly Hills mid-century modern for just under $7.5 million, but…

posted 2015/08/05 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR