TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift is counting down the days to her sure-to-be-epic Reputation tour by revealing one fact about the production per day.
"Hey guys, so it's 13 days until the Reputation Stadium Tour, so obviously, you had to know I was going to make a thing of that,” Taylor says in her Instagram Story video, referencing her lucky number 13.
She continues, “I was thinking maybe I would tell you a fact about the tour once a day until the tour starts. So fact No. 1 about the Reputation stadium tour...some of you have been asking how many songs from previous albums you'll be hearing. My count is 10."
Taylor adds that she’s really excited to play songs from Reputation, as well as from her old albums. She ends the post by reminding fans to keep checking her Instagram Story for a new facts.
The Reputation tour, with opening acts Camila Cabello and Charli XCX, kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona.
JB Lacroix/WireImageLance Bass is ready to do something special for fans this weekend with the Hollywood opening of *NSYNC's “Dirty Pop-Up” shop.
He tells Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast that it’s the perfect way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut album and their Walk of Fame ceremony, set to take place Monday.
“I mean, we would not be anything without [the fans] and, you know, we have not made an album since 2002 and our fans have stuck with us this whole entire time and supporting each of us individually in all that we do,” Lance says.
He adds, “We knew we wanted to make this weekend special because tons of fans will be flying in from all over the world and we wanted to make sure they have a good time. So we wanted to give them a lot of things to do and just pretend you're a teenager again.”
The shop will be the first place you can buy the group's new official merchandise capsule collection, but it'll also display props, wardrobe, artwork and photography from the boy band's 20-year career. Lance also hints that he and his former band mates will be popping in for surprise visits.
The shop will be open the following days:
Saturday, April 28 -- noon to 8pm Sunday, April 29 -- noon to 8pm Monday, April 30 -- 4pm to 9pm Tuesday, May 1 -- noon to 8pm
Getty Images via ABCHow much would you pay for a piece of Rihanna?
Well, someone has apparently purchased the white dress RiRi wore on the cover of her third album, Good Girl Gone Bad, for a respectable $13,000.
An auction via GottaHaveRockandRoll.com shows that only three bids were made for the gown, with the minimum bid set at $10,000.
Two other items worn by the superstar were also sold: a "Viva Glam" MAC ad campaign custom lime green two-piece outfit for $7,000, and a metallic mini dress for close to $7,000.
Fortunately, fans unable to bid on RiRi's pre-wornn frocks will have the chance to purchase some luscious underwear from the Fenty Beauty mogul's forthcoming new lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, which arrives worldwide May 11.
Check out Rihanna's Savage x Fenty website for more information and to follow her timer countdown until the lingerie collection officially drops.
Courtesy PEOPLEPink’s daughter Willow only cares about being a People magazine cover girl if it can get her more sweets.
The singer posted a picture on Instagram of her six-and-a-half-year-old holding the cover of People’s Beautiful Issue, which features Pink with both Willow and baby son Jameson.
Pink captioned the photo with a conversation she had with her daughter. “So how does it feel, Willow, to be the most beautiful person in the world?” she asked.
“UMM, does it mean I get an extra dessert this week?” Willow replied.
It seems Willow inherited her nonchalant attitude from her mom her mom, though. As previously reported, on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week, Pink described her reaction to hearing she would be on the cover on the Beautiful Issue.
"I laughed out loud," she recalled. "I immediately turned to...whoever was in the room and said, ‘Did you ever think this was as good as it gets?’"
Neal PrestonIt's not coming out until October 5, but Lady Gaga's movie debut, A Star Is Born, already has some people seeing golden statuettes in its future.
According to Vulture, the first trailer for the movie, directed by and starring Bradley Cooper, was screened this week at CinemaCon, a movie industry conference currently taking place in Las Vegas.
As previously reported, the movie is a remake of the 1937 original, and features Cooper as a veteran musician and Gaga as an singer he takes under his wing. In the trailer, Gaga says, "I don’t sing my own songs. I just don’t feel comfortable. People say they like the way I sound, but don’t like the way I look.”
The audience reacted with "sustained applause," according to Vulture, and many took to Twitter to rave.
Los Angeles Times writer Amy Kaufman, tweeted, "I mean, the trailer for A Star is Born just made me cry..."
Another writer, Eric Vespe, wrote, "It's obviously a passion project for [Cooper] and that earnestness shows in the footage. Lady Gaga was really impressive even in a couple minutes of footage. Very natural, real, vulnerable. This one might be something."
Erik Davis of Fandango wrote, "Huge applause for first trailer for #AStarIsBorn, which feels like it could definitely be an awards player. Both Cooper and Gaga look great in it. First fall-movie preview I’ve seen where awards will for sure be in the conversation."
Another writer, Shawn Robbins, concurred, writing, "Watch out for A STAR IS BORN later this year. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are moving and utterly electric together in the first trailer."
Finally, MTV's Crystal Belltweeted, "[It]...gave me chills. Lady Gaga’s Hollywood moment is far from over. Music is phenomenal...it felt radically intimate. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have crazy chemistry."
Bruno will hit the Circuit of the Americas Super Stage on Saturday, October 20 in Austin, Texas, a day before the big race. Britney will close out the weekend with a post-race performance on Sunday, October 21.
The Grand Prix takes place over three days, from October 19 to 21. Tickets go on sale for all three days starting on Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. CT.
Last year, Justin Timberlake was the headlining performer.
ABC/Paula LoboEd Sheeran has contributed a new song to the upcoming Irish film, The Delinquent Season.
The song, “In This Room,” is featured in the trailer for the movie, starring Cillian Murphy. The drama revolves around two married couples in suburban Dublin whose marital bliss starts to crumble.
Ed co-wrote the emotional piano-driven ballad with Irish singer Ryan McMullan and Antony Genn. Ryan, who opened for Ed on his European tour last year, tells Ireland’s Hot Press how the song came about.
“Ed called me in and was like, ‘Man, I’ve got this idea for a movie thing I’m doing, do you want to help finish it?’” he says. “Once we had, I went into the studio and stuck down the vocals. The way it happened was very organic.”
The Delinquent Season hits Irish theaters on April 27.
Christopher Polk/Getty Images for CoachellaAriana Grande has made many memorable appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but on May 1, she's taking over the entire show.
In addition to giving us the TV debut of her new single "No Tears Left to Cry," Ari will participate in sketches and sit for an interview. In the Instagram announcement of the special event, Ari introduces what she claims is a video of a fan singing "No Tears Left to Cry," but it's actually Jimmy Fallon, singing about her appearance to the song's melody.
"Tuesday May 1/Ariana Grande is here/for the entire show/Ariana, The Tonight Show, Fallon and Grande are ready to go," sings Jimmy. "Talk sketches surprises too/"No Tears Left to Cry" broadcast debut/#ArianaOnFallon/Tuesday May 1 you know where to be/11:30, NBC...NBD."
You can tune in to the Arianathon Tuesday, May 1 at 11:35 p.m. ET on NBC.
Tyler Golden/NBC / 2018 NBCUniversal MediaOn Tuesday’s episode of The Voice, the 12 artists who performed on Monday learned that D.R. King, from Kelly Clarkson’s team, was sent home.
King was eliminated a the end of the one-hour results show. He lost an "Instant Save" vote to Rayshun LaMarr, also from Team Adam Levine.
There are now 11 artists remaining in the competition, including those of Teams Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys.
Prior to the vote, King and LaMarr sang for an opportunity to be saved by the viewers. King performed “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations, and LaMarr covered Tina Turner’s “I Can’t Stand the Rain.”
The results show also featured Kelly joining her team for a group performance of Bleachers’ “Don’t Take the Money,” and Blake leading his team in version of Sam & Dave’s “I Thank You.”
The evening also included Levine’s band Maroon 5 performing their latest single, “What Lovers Do.”
The Voice returns Monday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
ABC/Randy HolmesThe band Portugal. The Man was way out of the mainstream...until they released their groovalicious, '60s-flavored hit "Feel It Still." It hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, won the band a Grammy and sold more than two million copies. Earlier this week, they were honored with the prestigious ASCAP Vanguard Award, and at that event, bass player Zach Carothers revealed the moment when he suspected the song might appeal to more than just their usual crowd.
"We're not dum-dums. We knew that we had something good, but no one can predict what has happened. That was just crazy," Zach told ABC Radio. "I thought, 'Oh wow, we've got a really good song here, my friends seem to like it.'"
"Then, suddenly, within the same couple of days, we had [the Today show's] Kathy Lee and Hoda say it was their song of the summer, and we had Lars [Ulrich] from Metallica say that it was his song of the summer," he continues. "And I was like, 'Wow, we cast the net pretty wide...if we get a few people in the middle, I think we've got something special here!"
Now that the song has become a massive global hit, Portugal.The Man guitarist Erik Howk says even he seems to hear it everywhere he goes.
"So many Ubers, in lounges and bars, in commercials," he tells ABC Radio. "I had a friend that was in Russia that sent me a video of it just playing in the square, like, to no one in particular. Like, the city of Moscow was playing 'Feel It Still.' That's as psycho as it gets!"
Portugal. The Man kick off a summer tour May 19 in Nashville, and will also play numerous summer festivals including Lollapalooza.
PRNewsfoto/Epic RightsAfter years of success with her fragrance line, Britney Spears is branching out. The star will launch a lifestyle collection next year that will include everything from apparel and hair care, to accessories and electronics.
Britney has signed with global brand management and licensing company Epic Rights -- the same company creating a new line of merch for *NSYNC -- to develop the collection, which will "reflect her personal sense of style, lifestyle, artistry, and creativity," according to a release. She'll be personally involved in all aspects of the new line.
"We see this new lifestyle collection as Britney's next step in connecting with her legions of loyal fans around the globe," her manager Larry Rudolph says in a statement.
He adds, "Sharing her style and fashion sense through products she has developed is a testament to her authenticity as well as her commitment to and appreciation of the fans that have made it all possible." The line is expected to debut in the spring of 2019.
Britney, who's also the current face of the clothing brand Kenzo, will kick off a tour July 12 in National Harbor, MD. The trek is her first since closing out her super-successful Las Vegas residency, which ran for four years.
Her U.S. dates wrap up July 29; she'll then head overseas for shows in Europe and the U.K. The tour ends September 1.
Mark Weiss/WireImageDisgraced boy band mogul Lou Pearlman, who died in prison in 2016, is the subject of a new YouTube Red documentary executive produced by *NSYNC's Lance Bass.
The film, currently titled The Lou Pearlman Project, tells the true story behind the man who launched the careers of *NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys and O-Town before being sent to prison for 25 years for conspiracy, money laundering and other crimes. Members of all three groups sat for in-depth interviews for the documentary, as did the mothers of Justin Timberlake and Lance.
In a statement, Lance says, "I’ve always wanted to tell the story of the rise and fall of Lou Pearlman; I thought I knew most of the story since I had a front row seat. I was fascinated to learn so much more through the eyes of other artists that were also subjected to Pearlman and his nefarious operation.”
Entertainment industry experts, federal agents and former friends and colleagues are also on hand to chart the rise and fall of Pearlman's business empire, as nearly every musical act he worked with sued him for fraud or misrepresentation. The Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC were among the acts who alleged that Pearlman had cheated them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
While Pearlman eventually went to prison for running a massive Ponzi scheme, there were also allegations of sexual misconduct with the members of the groups he managed. Pearlman denied these claims.
The documentary will premiere later this year on YouTube Red.
Desmond Child (Lester Cohen/Getty Images for ASCAP)Monday night at the 35th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, four songwriters responsible for some of the past year's biggest hits were honored with a Pop Music Songwriter of the Year award.
Among the honorees: The Chainsmokers' Drew Taggart, for the duo's hits "Something Just Like This" and "Closer"; Max Martin, for Adele's "Send My Love," Pink's "Just Like Fire" and Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling"; and Steve Mac, for Pink's "What About Us" and 2017's biggest hit, "Shape of You," by Ed Sheeran.
On the red carpet, Steve Mac told ABC Radio that after a mutual friend -- British singer Anne Marie -- introduced him to Ed, "Shape of You" took almost no time to write.
"[T]his [song] was the very first thing we did," Steve explained. "I look back and I think, 'If I hadn't done that, if I hadn't turned up, or if I hadn't felt great, we never would have written that song'...Within an hour and a half, we recorded and wrote [it]."
Also Monday night, veteran songwriter Desmond Child received the ASCAP Founders Award winner for writing hits like Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name" and "Livin' on a Prayer," Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida Loca," and Aerosmith's "Crazy." Child told ABC Radio he and Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora had to beg Jon Bon Jovi to cut "Livin' on a Prayer."
"He said, 'Y'know, I'm not really feeling it. I'd like to rock a little harder on this record before I do something sentimental like that,'" recalled Desmond. "And we just literally, kinda half-joking but half not, got on our hands and knees and begged him to record it and put it on the record...and that just made all the difference in the world."
Art Streiber/NBCAdam Levine isn’t aiming to be a stage dad to his daughters, Dusty Rose and Gio.
The singer and Voice coach tells Entertainment Tonight he’s not sure he supports children going into show business at a young age.
When asked if he’d ever judge a version of The Voice for kids, Adam says, “I don’t know if I fully support the idea of having little kids be on TV singing. I never have. I think you should get to grow up a little bit, a little bit. I'm talking like a little bit before teens.”
Right now, one-year-old Dusty and two-month-old Gio are too young to even think about pursuing a career in music, and Adam says he’s not about to have them go from “the sandbox to the stage.”
“Always encourage people’s, your kids’, passions,” he adds. “Maybe just not throw them on TV the first chance you get.”
As for at what age he’d support his kids pursuing a career in showbiz, Adam says, “I think maybe not literally, like, six. That's kind of where I'm thinking, where I draw the line. Maybe you gotta be like 12 first.”
Image Group LA/ABCThe Weeknd will be riding shotgun at this year's Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
He'll be the headlining act for the event's after-race concert on Friday 23 in November.
The Grammy winner is expected to perform songs from his latest album, My Dear Melancholy and from his 2015 album Beauty Behind The Madness, along with tracks from his House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence mixtapes.
Weekend tickets and single day tickets are available to purchase now.
In other news, fans also have the option to buy festival-themed merch from The Weeknd's official website, but you'd better hurry -- the XO Festival Drip collection will only be available for one more day.
You can choose from items such as t-shirts, jackets and long-sleeved shirts.
The Weeknd's debut Marvel comic book, The Weeknd Presents: Starboy - Vol. I - Issue 1, can also be purchased from the website as well.
Visit shop.theweeknd.com for more information on prices and sizes.
Brian ZiffShawn Mendes stays grounded in the video for his new single, “In My Blood.”
The singer quite literally spends the entire video laying on the ground.
"Laying on the bathroom floor, feeling nothing/I'm overwhelmed and insecure, give me something," Shawn sings. "Help me, it's like the walls are caving in/Sometimes I feel like giving up/But I just can't/It isn't in my blood."
Before the first chorus kicks in, chunks of concrete begin crumbling down on Shawn, after which rain begins pouring down. By the song's conclusion, the sun has come out and flowers start to bloom all around him.
“In My Blood” is the first single off Shawn’s upcoming third album. He previously tweeted about the track, "This song is the closest song to my heart that I've ever written and I hope you guys love it and all the new music coming your way."
ABC/Image Group LAIs Katy Perry officially back with Orlando Bloom?
The singer and American Idol judge tells Entertainment Tonight that she’s “spoken for,” sparking speculation that she’s reunited with her ex.
ET asked Katy, who’s had no shame flirting with some American Idol hopefuls, whether she’d ever date a contestant. While Luke Bryan seem to think it could happen, Katy shut it down.
"No, I'm sorry I have been spoken for and speak for myself," she replied, adding, "And I'm very happy!"
When asked to clarify that she is indeed spoken for, Katy said, "Yeah, girl, of course I am!"
Monday, Katy posted an Instagram Story of herself holding a drawing of Orlando Bloom holding a broom that was captioned, “Orlando Broom.” When ET jokingly asked, "Are you a Mrs. Broom?," she replied, “No, I’m not a Mrs. Broom,” then winked at the camera.
Katy and Orlando have been dropping hints for a few months now that they might be back together. Back in February, a source told ET that the former couple was giving their romance a "second chance."
Mark SurridgeAnother day, another award nomination for Ed Sheeran. Actually, two nominations.
Ed's hits "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill" have been nominated in the category of Most Performed Work at this year's Ivor Novello Awards. That category's for the hits that were literally played the most on TV, radio and online over the past year. There's only one other nominee in that category: singer Rag 'N Bone Man, for his hit song "Human."
Strangely, neither of Ed's songs are nominated in the categories of Best Song Musically and Lyrically, or Best Contemporary Song. Ed's 2012 hit "The A Team" won in the former category six years ago.
In 2015, Ed was named Songwriter of the Year at the Ivors. That same award will be presented this year as well but the artists in the running aren't announced in advance.
The Ivor Novello Awards, named after a popular Welsh composer, singer and actor who was famous in the first part of the 20th century, honor excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing, and are judged by songwriters. The awards describe themselves as the "pinnacle of musical achievement and peer recognition."
"Ryan Gosling," mused Corden. "Even then, at that age, could you find yourself getting lost in Ryan Gosling's eyes?" Christina laughed and replied, "I think there were crushes but I wasn't on the train!"
When Corden asked if she was "on the Timberlake train," Christina stuttered and stammered as she attempted to explain that she and Britney both wanted Justin.
"There was a thing back then!" she laughed. "Oh my God, you're going in!"
When James feigned ignorance of the situation, Christina simply said, "It was a good time."
"Are we saying Timberlake was the main dude in the MMC?" Corden pressed. "He had swag, I have to say," Christina admitted. "But I know Ryan, actually, pretty much, he did have a crush on Britney."
"She must be regretting that," cracked Corden. "No, she got Justin!" Christina argued. "It was like, they were a big ol' couple! "Oh, you're right," Corden said sarcastically. "That worked out wonderfully!"
Christina and James also sang "Fighter," "Beautiful," "Genie in a Bottle" and "Dirrty," featuring a rap from surprise guest Melissa McCarthy.
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NCLRPrince's family is suing the hospital that treated the legendary singer the week before he died, The Star Tribune reports.
In the wrongful death suit, the family claims the Trinity Medical Center in Illinois improperly treated Prince's first overdose, ultimately leading to his second and fatal overdose a week later.
The family is also suing Walgreens for dispensing opioids to Paisley Park manager Kirk Johnson that were intended for Prince.
"What happened to Prince is happening to families across America," attorney John Goetz said on behalf of the family. "Prince's family wishes, through its investigation, to shed additional light on what happened to Prince."
The state and federal criminal investigation found the singer was taking Vicodin with fentanyl. The source of the deadly substance could not be found, so authorities closed the case with no arrests or criminal charges.
The investigation also found that the singer refused medical testing and treatment.
Prince died on April 21, 2016, with his family filing suit exactly two years later.
In other Prince news, his estate has announced a new album of unreleased music from the star, which will be released on September 28, according to Variety.
"Last week, the release of "Nothing Compares 2 U" was the first piece of music to come from our collaboration with the estate, and now we’re working on a release for the fall -- a full-length album," Troy Carter, the entertainment adviser for Prince's estate, tells Variety. "Michael Howe, who’s been working with us on the archive, has done a tremendous job of finding some special pieces of work, and one of the pieces that he found, all of us fell in love with it and decided this was special enough for fans to hear. So we’re putting the final touches on it -- it’ll come in the fall."