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2017-05-16

Katy Perry talks short hair, new album and going to the bathroom in that Met Gala gown

If you've ever worn an elaborate gown, you know answering the call of nature while wearing it is difficult.  That's the issue Katy Perry ran into at this year's Met Gala but, as she explained to Ellen DeGeneres, she had a workaround. Appearing on Ellen's show on Tuesday, Katy explained how she used the ladies room while swathed in layers and layers of bright-red tulle and chiffon.  "There was a lot of self-control, practice and GoGirls," she told Ellen. "Do you know those little contraptions where you then get to urinate standing up?" "Nope," replied Ellen. Katy then attempted to…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

ABC Entertainment president on American Idol: No talent announcements yet, but it's the "perfect" time to bring it back

ABC is rebooting American Idol, but we still don't know who is going to host it or judge it. On a call with reporters today, Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said she couldn't confirm any names yet, despite rampant speculation that Ryan Seacrest will return as host, and rumors that everyone from Katy Perry and Adam Lambert to Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry would be joining the judges' panel. "We are in a number of different conversations, but we don't have anything to announce on that at this time," Dungey told reporters. Dungey did defend ABC's decision to…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Katy Perry seemingly confirms she'll judge ABC's "American Idol"

Later today, ABC presents its new slate of programming to advertisers, which is when we'll likely find out details of the network's reboot of American Idol.  But on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday morning, Katy Perry all but confirmed that she'll be part of the judges' panel. "Supposedly...you're gonna be a judge on the new American Idol," Ellen asked Katy. "Judge not, lest ye be judged!" Katy replied. She then added, "But they didn't say anything about constructive criticism, and I'm good at that!" "So you're gonna be the judge on American Idol," Ellen stated, as though it was a…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

The Chainsmokers, Hailee Steinfeld among BBMA nominees for Top Covered Artist

Which artist do you love imitating the most? The 2017 Billboard Music Awards has teamed up with the instant music video app musical.ly to launch a new fan-voted category: Top Covered Artist.The nominees include The Chainsmokers, Noah Cyrus, DJ Khaled, Julia Michaels, and Hailee Steinfeld. You can cast your votes by posting a video on musical.ly covering either The Chainsmokers’ “Paris,” Noah’s “Make Me (Cry),” DJ Khaled’s “Shining” featuring Beyonce and Jay Z, Julia’s “Issues,” or Hailee’s “Most Girls.”Voting ends Saturday, May 20 at 3 p.m. PT. The votes will be tallied and the winner will be the artist that…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lady Gaga's mom says she and the singer "steal each other's clothes"

We're not sure if she'd ever be caught dead in meat dress, but Lady Gaga's mom claims that she and her famous daughter share their wardrobes, just like many mothers and daughters do. On Monday, Cynthia Germanotta, the real-life mother of Mother Monster, did a Tumbler Answer Time on a mental health and wellness platform called Post It Forward, to promote her and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.  In addition to talking about the Foundation, Mrs. Germanotta was, of course, asked some questions about Gaga. Asked by a user if having such a successful daughter had changed her lifestyle, she…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Ed Sheeran, U2, Bruno Mars are this summer's most in-demand tours, says StubHub

If you want to head out to see some live music this summer, you may have trouble scoring tickets to this year's most in-demand shows.  And according to StubHub, those include U2, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars' latest tours. Based on total sales on the ticketing platform for U.S. tour dates from Memorial Day through Labor Day, U2 is this summer's most in-demand act.  It's no surprise, considering the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers' tour features them playing their biggest album -- 1987's The Joshua Tree -- in its entirety.  Not only that, but U2's June 3 Chicago date…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Elle King confirms secret marriage to and split from long-time partner

Last month, Elle King mysteriously posted a message to Instagram saying she had "Skipped out on my wedding.  I married Rock&Roll instead...." seemingly announcing a split from Andrew "Fergie" Ferguson, who at the time was believed to be her fiance. But now the "Ex's & Oh's" singer is revealing that she and Fergie already had been married -- on Valentine's Day 2016 -- but in fact have broken up.  Elle posted an Instagram picture of herself with Ferguson taken Monday, writing, "We secretly got married 3 weeks after we met on 2/14/2016. It was and will forever be, one of…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Fifth Harmony's Normani Kordei charges into finals on "Dancing with the Stars"

On Monday night’s Dancing with the Stars, Fifth Harmony 's Normani Kordei and the remaining dancers competed to go to next week’s finals to win the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. Stars faced two rounds for this week’s semi-finals and each performed individual dances and Normani continued to shine. Normani, who so far has been ahead of the pack with consistently strong performances, worked with judge Len Goodman in preparation for her Viennese waltz with partner Val Chmerkovskiy. The dance, to “Desperado” by Rihanna, was nearly perfect but Normani stumbled coming out of a turn and it cost her a point from each…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Harry Styles joins James Corden on "The Late Late Show"

One Direction's Harry Styles just dropped his first solo album and is spending the week in residency as musical guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden. At the beginning of the show, host James Corden announced the news that Harry will be joining him for a special car ride sing-along, saying, “I’ve arranged for Mr. Harry Styles, he’s going to help me get to work on Thursday in a brand new Carpool Karaoke, you don’t want to miss it.” The 23-year-old Harry first appeared in a cold open which had him arriving at the studio and having to…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Could Katy Perry be joining revived "American Idol"?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy Perry is in "active talks" to join the ABC revival of American Idol.  An ABC rep would not comment for The Hollywood Reporter story, but signing Katy would be a huge boost for the new Idol after two of its most famous contestants -- original champ Kelly Clarkson and season-three finalist Jennifer Hudson -- joined NBC's The Voice.Katy served as a guest judge during auditions during season nine of American Idol and on the U.K.'s The X Factor in 2010, but this would be Katy's first full-time TV gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter,…

posted 2017/05/16 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

2017-05-15

Dios mio! Justin Bieber sets new record as "Despacito" remix hits #1

Another week, another #1 for Justin Bieber.  Last week, it was "I'm the One," his collabo with DJ Khaled and three top rappers.  This week, it's "Despacito," his collabo with Latin stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. As Billboard points out, this makes Justin the first artist ever to have two new #1 hits in back-to-back weeks.  Previously, The Beatles scored two consecutive new #1 hits -- "She Loves You" and "Can't Buy Me Love" -- but two weeks elapsed between them.  Since only one week elapsed before the Bieb did it, he gets the new record. Justin was already…

posted 2017/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR

Lorde says it would give her a "hernia" to try to "push the culture forward"

Lorde's debut album Pure Heroine was hailed as a game-changing project that wasn't just a huge hit: it was hugely influential as well, in terms of the musical landscape.  But with her new album, Melodrama, Lorde says she's not trying to recreate that magic. The singer tells Rolling Stone that with Pure Heroine, "we reinvented the wheel by accident."  Now, she says, "That's not the thing I was put on this Earth to do -- to push things forward every time." She adds, "Obviously I would want people to like the music, but in terms of being like Drake, how…

posted 2017/05/15 by Music News From ABC News Radio - CHR