ABC/Ida Mae AstuteSome Elle King fans were surprised in February when she announced she was engaged to her boyfriend Andrew Ferguson, whom she calls Fergie. Now, we know all the details about the upcoming wedding, and their relationship.
On Twitter, Elle wrote, "Set a date. Found our venue. Found my dress. Made our wedding website. Made our registry. NOW WHAT?" She also included a link to their wedding website, which reveals the two will tie the knot April 15, 2017 in Brooklyn, NY.
We also learn the couple met in the lobby of a London hotel on January 24. "Within moments, it was as if they'd known, and loved, each other for years," says the post. They "laughed for hours, talking about their lives...showing all of their bad tattoos." The two also bonded over their mutual love of the song "Oh Yoko" by John Lennon.
The next morning, Elle was scheduled to fly back to America, so she went to see Andrew one more time. They met in a cafe, and playing on the sound system was -- you guessed it -- "Oh Yoko." According to the post, "Andrew grabbed her hand and said 'It's a sign. Don't go.'"
So Elle spent one more day in London, and on her way back to the U.S., told someone in the airport, "I'm going to marry him." A week later, Andrew moved to America. Thirteen days after their first meeting -- February 6 -- he proposed.
You can also check out the registry, which includes a down payment on a house, kitchenware, dishes, glasses and cutlery, linens and rugs. "While gifts are appreciated please know that your well wishes and presence are enough," the couple writes. "But also here is all the stuff we want!"
Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Conde NastHere's irony for you: Nick Jonas became a solo star thanks to the hit "Jealous" -- and that's exactly how it made his brother Joe Jonas feel.
Speaking to Billboard, Joe says he's "so proud" of his little bro's career, but adds, "'ll be honest, I was a bit envious when I saw him catapult into this personal success. I was hungry for it, but it's something you can't rush and Nick's always creative...We'll be on vacation and he'll be writing songs. He doesn't turn that switch off."
Of course, now that Joe has found his own success with his band DNCE and their smash hit "Cake by the Ocean," he can be generous in his praise of Nick.
"He's stronger in ways than I am. The dude will do a tour, then go shoot a movie," Joe laughs. "I'm like, 'Okay, now where's vacation?'"
Joe also has good things to say about Nick's tour partner, Demi Lovato, who's also Joe's ex-girlfriend.
"She's the best version of herself I've ever known," gushes Joe. "I know a lot of friends who've gone through similar things and it's when you have to live with your new self for a few years -- that comes with a lot of struggle. And being a pop star on top of that, that's a lot of pressure, but she's amazing at speaking truth to what she believes. I wish I could have a bit more of that."
Michel Porro/Getty ImagesAdele's current tour is already one of the hottest tickets of the summer, and demand is so great that she's added two additional shows.
The singer is already scheduled for six sold-out nights at STAPLES Center in LA starting August 5. The additional shows will take place August 20 and August 21. Tickets go on sale July 29 at 10 a.m. local time at Adele.com/Live. No doubt demand in LA is so heavy because nearly every star in Hollywood wants to check her out.
Adele's sold-out world tour started in February in Europe, while the North American leg started July 5 in St. Paul, MN. In addition to one or two dates in various cities across North America, she's scheduled to do six shows in New York City in September, and four shows in Toronto in October. The tour wraps up in Mexico in November.
"Cheap Thrills" takes over the top position from Drake's "One Dance," which held that spot for 10 weeks. Sia had previously been #1 on the chart as the co-writer of Rihanna's "Diamonds." "Cheap Thrills" was supposed to be recorded by Rihanna, Billboard reports, but Sia ended up keeping it for herself.
Billboard also reports that Sia is the first woman over 40 to hit #1 on the chart since Madonna did it in 2000 with "Music." Sia is 40 years and seven months old.
Meanwhile, Sia's "Cheap Thrills" collaborator, Sean Paul, can now boast his fourth #1 hit, and his first in 10 years -- the last time he was on top was back in 2006 with "Temperature."
Sia has also added a new tour date to her Nostalgia for the Present tour -- October 25 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets for that date go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET. She's also announced that teen dancer Maddie Ziegler will join her for the tour. Maddie, of course, starred in the videos for "Chandelier," "Cheap Thrills" and "Elastic Heart."
Elsewhere on the chart,Katy Perry's new Olympic anthem "Rise" debuts at #11, while Britney Spears' new single, "Make Me," starts at #17. It's Katy's 24th Hot 100 hit and Britney's 34th.
Richard Harbaugh/ABC; Nick Farrell/Sony MusicBeyoncé and Rihanna's flawless dance moves, breathtaking looks and stunning voices apparently just aren't enough to keep fans interested.
Recently, a male fan at a Beyoncé concert in Europe caught a fellow audience member playing the popular Pokemon Go mobile phone game just a few feet away from the entertainer on stage. The fan even posted a video to document the event, which ended up on the Beyoncé Instagram fan account, beyoncereceipts.
"She's playing Pokemon while Beyoncé's singing! Look at where she is! She's next to the stage. This is the stage, this b**** is playing Pokemon," the fans says in the video.
In other news, Rihanna warned her fans not to catch Pokemon on her concert watch during a recent show on her ANTI World Tour, as a video clip from Shady Music Facts makes very clear. "I don't want to see you texting your boyfriends or your girlfriends. I don't wanna see you catching any Pokemons up in this b****," Rih Rih exclaims.
Both Rihanna and Beyoncé are currently on their respective ANTI and Formation world tours.
Getty Images via ABCAriana Grande has now missed not one, but two opportunities to sing for the most powerful Democrats in the land.
Billboard reports Ariana was invited to perform at this week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia -- she would've performed at the closing ceremony, duetting with an as-yet-unnamed "soul legend." However, she had to decline due to a scheduling conflict. Plenty of other stars will be performing or speaking this week, however, including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and more.
In addition, Billboard reports the Wikileaks hack of DNC emails reveals that Ariana was being considering for a performance at the White House, but during the vetting process, the incident in which she licked a donut and declared, "I hate Americans. I hate America" came up. A White House employee then nixed the performance, writing, "Nope, sorry."
Ariana has, of course, since apologized for the incident.
David LaChapelle/RCA RecordsBack in 2004, Britney Spears released her first fragrance, Curious. Now, she's releasing her 20th -- yes, 20th -- fragrance, Private Show, and tells People magazine that it's "really unique and special." She also revealed some unique and special tidbits of her life to People to mark the occasion.
Among the things Britney 'fesses up to: her guilty pleasure food -- "crawfish, because it reminds me of home" -- and favorite discovery in a Las Vegas casino: "a dark chocolate and sea salt candy bar."
She also says that out of all the looks she's worn over the years, the one she'll "keep forever" is her "...Baby One More Time" naughty schoolgirl look. Why? "Because it's what really started it all," she says.
Her most treasured possessions, as you might imagine, are her sons, Jayden James and Sean Preston, and the best compliment they've ever given her, Britney says, is that "they love me."
As for the best thing about being 34, the "Make Me" singer says, "Everything."
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesLady Gaga is already godmother to both of Elton John's sons, but now she's taken on the responsibility for the child of some old friends.
Monday, Gaga posted a photo of herself dressed in white, holding a baby girl. "So proud to be made one of the Godmother's [sic] of our little angel Sistilia," she wrote. "@briannewmanny and his Wife Angie have been my friends since we were kids on the lower east side. It was a beautiful baptism and Italian style feast. We love u sissy!"
The father, Brian Newman, a singer and trumpet player who often performs with Gaga, posted a photo of himself, the baby, a few other people and Gaga standing in church during the service. Brian and Gaga also posted the same photo, showing him, Gaga, her father and another musician all hanging out together in a restaurant during the post-baptism party.
Gaga captioned that photo, "love that my daddy hangs out w my crew. Or that I hang out w his...I'm not sure anymore!"
It was a happy moment for Gaga, who's currently on a break from her fiance, Taylor Kinney. After reports claimed they'd split for good, Gaga posted a photo of them together, and wrote, "We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We're just like everybody else and we really love each other."
Ben Simms/NBCNick Jonas may be super-sexy, but even his personal hotness couldn't keep him warm while trying to survive in the wilderness with Bear Grylls.
People magazine has a sneak preview of Nick guest-starring in the August 1 season premiere of Running Wild with Bear Grylls, which features the two hiking in the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains, dodging avalanches, wading through icy cold water -- half naked, from the photo -- and putting food down their pants to defrost it.
The two-night season premiere airs August 1 and 2 at 10 p.m. ET on NBC. Other stars who'll appear this season include Julianne Hough, Courteney Cox, Vanessa Hudges, Marshawn Lynch and more.
Anthony Harvey/Getty ImagesRihanna has just placed her reservation at the Bates Motel.
The 28-year-old "Work" singer made the announcement in a video played during the A&E thriller's Comic-Con 2016 panel in San Diego on Friday.
"Yes, hello Comic-Con. It's your girl RiRi. And let me tell you what a bad b**** is about to do," she teased. "I'm about to check in to the Bates Motel very soon. And guess what else. Guess who's playing Marion. Yes, so all you Comic-Con fans, all you Bates Motel fans, stay tuned!"
Marion was originally played by actress Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 big-screen thriller Psycho, the film on which the series is based.
In a statement released following the announcement, executive producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin explained, "We wanted to thrust the iconic role into a contemporary spotlight and redefine it in a meaningful and exciting new way. We also heard Rihanna was a fan of the show, and we were huge fans of hers, so it was the perfect collision of creativity and fate," according to E! Online.
Bates Motel returns for its fifth and final season in 2017 on A&E.
Nicole Nodland/Warner Bros. RecordsWith a massive heat dome baking much of the U.S., here's something to cool you down: Echosmith will be providing live music when Olympians Meryl Davis and Charlie White and two-time Olympic medalist Nancy Kerrigan take to the ice this December as part of the Colgate Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular. Sounds like a perfect gig for the "Cool Kids" band.
The event will be taking place at the Mullins Center at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7 p.m. But pre-sale tickets will be available starting today, July 25 at 10 a.m. with general public ticket sales beginning Tuesday.
C Flanigan/WireImageJust one day after turning 24, Selena Gomez revealed that she's questioning not only her music, but herself.
The singer, whose birthday was Friday, made the admission after kicking off the Asian leg of her tour Saturday in Jakarta, Indonesia.
"Tonight I felt extremely unauthentic, unconnected to both myself and my music," she posted on Instagram.
"I've never really felt like my materials, wardrobe or a video could define me. I act on a moment and fear that something hasn't happened," she continued. "I'm stagnant, I stay still and don't just sit with myself first and ask 'Is this where I am, whole heartedly?'"
Selena concluded: "I've always told the truth. I'm always true to my word, I've shown who I am but I need to rethink some areas of my life creatively and personally."
The singer captioned the message with these words: "not being negative about anything I've done. I'm grateful for every single moment I get here -- Indonesia you were LOUD and clearly inspiring. Love you so much."
Selena also got emotional on stage while wrapping up her performance, according to a fan's video.
Ahead of performing "Kill 'Em With Kindness," Selena explained why the song was so meaningful to her.
"Because I get really frustrated. I get stupid sometimes. I say things that I don’t mean or that come out wrong just because I care so badly," she admitted. "But the thing is, at the end of the day, no war in anger was ever won.
"I do know that deep down in my heart that I have to believe that we can love each other and always be kind no matter what it takes in us. I believe that we can do that, no matter what," she added.
Trae Patton/NBCThe autopsy report for Christina Grimmie has been finalized. The report, which was obtained by E! News, states that the singer died from "gunshot wounds of head and chest." The death is listed as a homicide.
The medical examiner states, "...it is my opinion that the death of Christina Grimmie, a 22-year-old white female witnessed to have been shot by another and subsequently transported to the hospital, is the result of a gunshot wounds of the head and chest. The manner of death is homicide."
The report also notes that Christina’s brother, Marcus, who was with her at the time of the shooting, identified her body.
The former The Voice contestant was fatally shot by a man after a concert in Orlando, Florida, last month.
Cindy HinesDaya's hit "Hide Away" struck a chord with teenage girls, thanks to its message of not selling yourself short and making sure any guy you date is worthy of your love. But the 17-year-old singer say she was surprised to find that adults could relate to the message as well.
"One time I was just in a random parking lot and this lady came up to me and she was with her little kid," Daya tells ABC Radio. "And she was like, 'Thank you so much for what you do...for my little kid who's entering those teenage years, she'll know to just stay true to herself and [look] after herself instead of chasing after a boy.'" Daya was happy to hear that, but then the woman continued.
"She was like, 'For me too, I'm still looking for the right guy...I'm divorced and I'm still looking for that person." She was like, 'It's universal!' And I was like, 'This is so sweet!'"
Daya's current hit "Sit Still Look Pretty" also has an empowering message. Despite the fact that the song's lyrics, such as "Could wake up in makeup and play dumb/Pretending that I need a boy/Who's gonna treat me like a toy," seem to be aimed at girls, Daya says it's calling for gender equality.
"You know, it's kind of a reflection on society as a whole and just my thoughts, my take on it," Daya tells ABC Radio. "And I think that it has gotten a lot better -- gender equality has, over the years, but I think there's still a little bit of a disconnect between some people like, 'Oh, some girls can't do this' or 'Some guys can't do this.'"
She adds, "I think that girls and guys should be able to do whatever they want and go after what they want to do in life."
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteThanks to her eclectic sound, Elle King has fans among pop, rock, and country music listeners. She also has a lot of international fans, and people of all ages seem to love her music, from little kids to older people. So why does she have such broad appeal? Elle thinks it's not so much about her music, but her "weird personality."
"You know, I don’t actually know why but I think it’s cool," Elle tells ABC Radio when asked why her music cuts across so many different demographics. "I think it’s more than the songs. I think -- and I don’t wanna sound like a d*** -- but I think a lot of it has to do with me."
Elle doesn't mean that she's so amazing or so incredible: she just means that she's quite a character, with her multi-colored hair, tattoos, retro-style wardrobe and potty-mouthed onstage persona. She thinks people seem to enjoy that side of her, or at least be intrigued by it.
"I bring more than just, you know, singing and playing," she explains. "I kind of am this weird personality that it’s either, like, people can’t put their finger on it and so they’re interested and they wanna know more."
"Mainly, people just wanna drink with me!" she cracks. "I think that’s what it is!"
Elle is spending the rest of the summer appearing at festivals in the U.S. and Asia. In September, she'll return to the U.S. for an extensive tour with acclaimed group the Dixie Chicks.
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicCalvinHarris isn't letting his breakup from Taylor Swift get him down. Less than two months after his split from Swift, Harris was out partying on Saturday with Kim Kardashian and French Montana at Jennifer Lopez's early 47th birthday party in Las Vegas, reports E! News.
Interesting company he's keeping, considering the ongoing Swift-Kardashian-Kanye West feud over her involvement in his song "Famous."
The rapper posted a photo of himself, Harris and Kardashian posing with the birthday girl, showing the 32-year-old DJ's arm around his pal Lopez.
The bash was hosted by J-Lo's boyfriend Casper Smart and her manager Benny Medina, according to a source. Other guests included actor John Stamos and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The party took place after J-Lo's All I Have performance at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in her villa at Caesars Palace.
Harris recently shared a video of himself lip-syncing a Kanye West track.
James Minchin"Hey There," aspiring music video directors: the Plain White T's want to hear from you.
The "Hey There Delilah" band is teaming with Project Greenlight Digital Studios for a contest called "Now Recording," which invites directors to create a video for the T's next single, "Land of the Living," due later this summer. You can hear the song now on the Project Greenlight website.
If you want in, send a minute-long pitch explaining your idea. Five finalists will be selected, and each will get two thousand bucks to do a short concept video. The winner gets $25,000 to make the actual video.
The contest starts on Tuesday, but you should subscribe to the email list at ProjectGreenlight.com now to be eligible.
In a statement, T's frontman Tom Higgenson says, "The band and I are so thrilled to both inspire, and be inspired, by the amazing group of up and coming filmmakers in the Project Greenlight community!"
He adds, "Making music videos is one of my favorite things we get to do as a band, and this is definitely the most exciting and unique approach we have ever taken!”
Plain White T's latest album, American Nights, came out last year.
Scott Kirkland/FoxHey, remember back in 2012, Phillip Phillips' American Idol coronation song "Home" became a big hit when it was used as the theme song for the U.S. women's gymnastics team? Well, get ready for some deja vu.
Billboard reports that "Battles," the coronation song from season 15 runner-up La'Porsha Renae will be serving the same purpose this year in Rio. “I wasn’t even the winner of the show, so I felt very honored to be afforded this opportunity," La'Porsha tells Billboard.
The song will appear on La'Porsha's debut album, which is due this November on Motown. It ended up in the Olympics because American Idol producer Megan Michaels drew her father's attention to it. He's the producer for women's gymnastics for NBC. According to Billboard, the song will be televised at least a dozen times over the 2016 Summer Games in Rio.
"Battles" was written by Who Is Fancy, the pen name of songwriter and artist Jake Hagood, who wrote it after the tragic death of Simone Battles, a former X Factor contestant and member of the group G.R.L. She took her own life in 2014.
La'Porsha tells Billboard that Fancy wrote the song "from a very sad and deep place," adding, "When people use their hurt and make a triumph in their song, that helps other people."
She adds, "There was a girl who messaged me and said she was on the verge of taking her life, then 'Battles' came on just in the nick of time. That's the impact the song has on people, and it ministers to me as well. I love 'Battles,' and I love what it's doing for people.”
ABC/Rick RowellBaby Luna got quite the exclusive tour visit during her vacation with parents John Legend and Chrissy Teigen.
The three-month-old daughter of the celebrity couple is currently spending her first vacation in Italy with Legend and Teigen, who brought Luna to the Lake Como, Italy house where the singer's "All of Me" music video was shot and their love affair began. The singer and model married in the Lombardy region in 2013.
On Thursday, Legend posted an adorable picture on Instagram of Luna smiling, with the caption "Someone is enjoying her first vacation." To make the special vacation even more memorable, the wedded couple recreated a scene from the music video, which Teigen also posted on Instagram, set to the chorus of "All of Me."