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2015-01-22

Gwen Stefani's Kids Thought She Dated Pharrell

Gwen Stefani is happily married to Gavin Rossdale, but it seems her kids have secret hopes of a Pharrell Williams romance. Gwen worked with Pharrell on her latest single, “Spark the Fire,” and the two have been collaborating since 2001’s “Hella Good.” Turns out her two eldest sons, Kingston and Zuma, have become huge Pharrell fans since his song “Happy” blew up. “My kids are huge fans of him, and it's so weird because they don't even know all the stuff I've done with him,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “And I'm like, ‘By the way, guys, I know Pharrell!…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Pharrell Gets Animated for "The Simpsons"

Pharrell Williams is getting animated. The “Happy” singer will be making a cameo appearance on The Simpsons next month, according to Entertainment Weekly. In the February 8 episode of the Fox animated comedy, titled “Walking Big & Tall,” the city of Springfield learns their official city song is actually a carbon copy of many other cities’ official song. “Pharrell offers to write a new anthem for the town,” said The Simpsons executive producer Al Jean. Pharrell’s animated self will be wearing his infamous Vivienne Westwood-designed brown hat. The Simpsons is currently in its 26th season. 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 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Iggy Azalea Wants to Be "Gyrating In a Leotard at 35"

Iggy Azalea is fully aware that her career could be short-lived, but she hopes to still be “gyrating in a leotard at 35.” In an interview with GQ, the 24-year-old Australian hip-hop star discussed everything from career longevity, to her tour aesthetic, to how she deals with haters. When asked what she wants her legacy to be at the end of her career she said, “You never know how long you'll be in people's good graces, especially in this business. So I hope it's long -- but I could be here for three or four years and then be out,…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Michelle Williams Defends Beyonce Against Mike Huckabee's Disparaging Comments

Mike Huckabee was in the hot seat on Thursday's The View when he appeared on the daytime talk show. It just so happened that former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams was guest co-hosting and took the former Arkansas governor to task about his recent comments about Beyonce. In his book, God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Huckabee called the pop superstar talented, but said songs such as "Drunk in Love" and "Partition" were a bad influence, especially on young girls. The politician even criticized President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama for letting their daughters, Sasha and Malia, listen to Beyonce's…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Jason Derulo to Be a Judge on "So You Think You Can Dance"

Jason Derulo wants to critique dancers on how they “wiggle.” The singer has just signed on to be a judge on the upcoming 12th season of So You Think You Can Dance.  “I am truly excited, and eagerly look forward to joining the cast of So You Think You Can Dance,” said Jason in a statement. “It is one of the most respected and longest-tenured shows on network television, and I hope to be a part of new growth and continued success.”Jason, who's known for his smooth moves on stage, previously appeared as a dance mentor alongside Kelly Rowland on…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ellie Goulding Ballroom Dances for "Love Me Like You Do" Video

Ellie Goulding dances a sensual ballroom routine in the new video for “Love Me Like You Do,” her song from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack. The video, which was released on Vevo Thursday, starts with Ellie entering an ornate ballroom and is intercut with scenes of her dancing with a mysterious stranger, as well as some never-before-seen footage from the Fifty Shades film starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. Ironically, Ed Sheeran's current video for "Thinking Out Loud" features him ballroom dancing as well.  Last year, rumor had it that Ed's hit song "Don't" was about Ellie cheating on…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Sam Smith Hints He Split from Boyfriend

Is Sam Smith back in the lonely hour, so to speak? The 22-year-old singer recently hinted on stage that his romance with boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel is over. Right before launching into his song “Good Thing” in Toronto Tuesday night, Sam told his audience about the ex that inspired the song, and how history seemed to be repeating itself. "When I fell in love with the person who inspired the majority of this record, I had this fight in me to basically end it when I could've carried on," he said. "But I decided to write this song, and, the day…

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Imagine Dragons Launch Merchandise Line with Hard Rock to Support Cancer Foundation

Imagine Dragons and Hard Rock International have teamed up to "slay cancer with Dragons." The rock band and the lifestyle brand have partnered to launch the Imagine Dragons Signature Series: Edition 33 merchandise line in support of the Tyler Robinson Foundation. The line includes limited-edition collectible pin and a T-shirt featuring an original design by Imagine Dragons. "We feel very passionate about the Tyler Robinson Foundation and are excited to work with Hard Rock to use their global reach and charitable roots to help us spread the message of Tyler and this cause," says Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds in a…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Rihanna Wins $5 Million Lawsuit Against British Retailer

Following a two-year legal battle, Rihanna has walked away victorious in her lawsuit against retailer Topshop, the British retail clothing chain that sold a shirt bearing her likeness without her permission. According to the U.K.'s Daily Mail, a three-judge panel has sided with Rihanna after Topshop's parent company filed an appeal requesting that judges reconsider an court ruling against the company that entitles Ri Ri to a settlement worth around $5 million. The popular chain used an image on a garment under the name "Rihanna Tank," from a photograph taken by a freelance photographer during the filming of Rihanna's "We…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Is Adele Working on New James Bond Theme?

As we continue to await the release of Adele's next album, she may be preparing to record a new James Bond theme. Reportedly, the singer -- who won an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy for "Skyfall," her musical contribution to the 2012 Bond movie of the same name -- was flown to California by the MGM studio to explore a potential follow-up song for the next 007 flick, Spectre. Britain's Mirror cites an unnamed source at MGM who says, “Everyone thinks Adele is here for her much anticipated new album, but she is actually working on a music idea for…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ariana Grande to Headline Halftime Show at NBA All-Star Game

A week after she performs at the Grammy Awards, Ariana Grande will have yet another prestigious gig: headlining halftime at the 64th NBA All-Star Game. Ariana will take the stage Sunday, February 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden for the show, which is being presented by JBL.  The game will air live on TNT starting at 8 p.m. ET. At the Grammys on February 8, Ariana is up for two trophies: Best Pop Vocal Album for My Everything and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Bang Bang," her collabo with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj.  Ariana will kick off her North…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Meghan Trainor Says She's Saving Her Booty for a Boy

Meghan Trainor may be “All About That Bass,” but she won’t be showing off that “bass” to just anyone. The singer spoke to the MailOnline about why she refuses to bare her booty in public. “I was told that I started the booty song movement but no one knows what my booty looks like,” she said. “That’s the trick, it’s all about the mystery. I save that for my boy. Well, for whoever gets to date me one day.” She said she made it clear to her label that she would not be wearing skimpy outfits on stage or in…

posted 2015/01/22 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR