Michelangelo Di Battista/RCA RecordsThis wasn’t your ordinary Las Vegas wedding. David Krawsek and Woody Arenas met on the opening night of Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me” residency in 2013, and returned to the Planet Hollywood venue to get hitched last week.
Mashable reports that the couple said “I do” in front of a minister Friday, with two faceless mannequins -- one dressed in the stewardess outfit from Britney’s “Toxic” video and the other clad in the red lion tamer costume from “Circus” -- serving as their “bridesmaids.” They then received the best wedding gift two Britney mega-fans could ask for: a video message from the pop princess herself.
"Hi, David and Woody. I’m so excited to have you back at my show where the two of you met on the first night on opening night in 2013," Britney said in the video, according to Mashable. "I’m honored to be a part of your love story. Congratulations and all the best for an amazing life together."
The newlyweds also reportedly got to meet Britney backstage before her 90-minute show, and she kindly autographed their marriage certificate.
Britney also got married in Vegas back in 2004, but it didn’t end so well: her quickie marriage to pal Jason Alexander was annulled 55 hours later.
Norman SeeffNate Ruess is trading "oh whoa ohs" for "ah ha has." The fun. frontman has released "AhHa," a new track from his forthcoming debut solo album, Grand Romantic, which will be released June 16. You can listen to "AhHa" now on YouTube.
"AhHa" is the second song to be released from Grand Romantic, following the lead single, "Nothing Without Love."
"Since releasing 'Nothing Without Love,' it's been interesting reading speculation on what the album sounds like," writes Ruess on his Facebook page. "I wanted to release 'AhHa' next cause I'm pretty sure it keeps you guessing."
"AhHa" shares a number of similarities with fun.'s big hit, "Some Nights" -- both include the line "It's for the best you didn't listen/It's for the best we get our distance." In fact, Ruess refers to his new solo song as "'Some Nights'' evil twin."
Ruess will be touring in support of Grand Romantic with headlining dates beginning May 31 in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The trek will make its way through Europe before coming to North America for shows in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles. Ruess will also play a variety of summer festivals, including Outside Lands in San Fransisco. Visit NateRuess.com for all ticket information.
Here are the new Nate Ruess headlining dates:
5/31 -- Utrecht, Netherlands, Cloud Nine 6/1 -- Hamburg, Germany, Schmidt Tivoli 6/3 -- Stockholm, Sweden, Sodra Teatern 6/8 -- Paris, France, Le Reservoir 6/10 -- London, UK, Wilton’s Music Hall 6/17 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall 6/22 -- Toronto, ON, The Opera House 6/24 -- Los Angeles, CA, Teragram Ballroom
Josh ShinnerSam Smith now has a permanent reminder of his fans. The singer posted an Instagram photo Sunday of his new tattoo: a small anchor on his forearm that pays tribute to his so-called “little sailors.”
Sam officially dubbed his fans “little sailors” last year in reference to his song “Little Sailor,” which he wrote when he first moved to London. "For you, my little sailors," he captioned the Instagram photo of his fresh ink. He also posted a video of the tattoo in progress.
Sam, who recently slimmed down with a new weight-loss regimen, is currently touring Australia.
Epic Records/Sony Music EntertainmentOver the weekend, Mariah Careydebuted a new song: "Infinity," lifted from her upcoming album, #1 to Infinity.
In the mid-tempo cut, posted on YouTube, Mariah finds inspiration from a failed relationship, a topic that has many fans wondering if it's inspired by her estranged husband Nick Cannon, who filed for divorce in January.
"Why you mad/Talking 'bout you mad/Could it be/That you just lost the best you/Ever had/That's yo bag/Yep that's too bad," she sings to an ex-lover.
While she doesn't name-drop anyone, Carey lets it be known that a reconciliation isn't happening. "Close the door/Lose the key/Leave my heart on the mat for me/I was yours/Eternally/There's an end to infinity," she sings in the chorus.
#1 to Infinity, which will feature 18 of Mariah's #1 hits, arrives May 18. The video for "Infinity, which was directed by Mariah's buddy, film director Brett Ratner, will premiere April 27.
Image Group LA/ABCMaroon 5 recently wrapped up the North American leg of their V world tour, and their opening act, MAGIC! -- who'll continue with Adam Levine and the guys next month in Europe -- says it was a real learning experience for them, in terms of realizing that they can aspire to the same level of success.
It was inspiring, MAGIC! guitarist Mark Pellizer says, "seeing these guys have a career that's spanned over 10 years," noting that Maroon 5 is made up of "good friends from the past coming together [and] staying together."
"They're very nice people" he tells ABC Radio. "It was great to connect with them and to learn about their history. And so I think what we learned is that it’s possible for us to do this too. You know, we just gotta stick with it and have that sort of same mentality."
During the tour, the "Rude" hitmakers also learned a lot about how to make their own live shows better.
"This was our first tour where we actually got to be on a bus and not fly every day," lead singer Nasri tells ABC Radio. "So we got to really spend a lot of time with our crew together and get to know our own music, get to know our own show and start developing it. It’s just been a whole crazy time for us, really."
It wasn't all work though: Nasri says he and MAGIC! drummer Alex Tanas got to spend some downtime with Adam Levine and Maroon 5 keyboard player PJ Morton. "[We] played basketball with Adam and PJ a bunch of times. We played a lot of H-O-R-S-E. with them," says Nasri. "They’re [always] kinda goofing around the same way we are."
Of course, the main attraction for any opening act is to win over new fans who may be hearing their music for the first time. So, did MAGIC! manage to do that during this leg of the tour? Nasri says it's hard to say how many Maroon 5 fans they've turned into MAGIC! fans.
"You know, Maroon 5 fans are a bit of an older crowd, so we hope that they’re gonna come out [for us]," he tells ABC Radio. "We think they are. I mean, we did get a standing ovation by the end on every show, or most of them."
MAGIC! has just release a new single and video, "No Way No." They'll perform at the Rock in Rio USA festival next month, and then head to Europe to join Maroon 5 starting May 26 in London.
Cal AurandRenowned physicist Stephen Hawking delivered a lecture Saturday on a number of important topics, including the mysteries of the universe, the future of our planet and how One Direction fans should cope with the departure last month of Zayn Malik from the group, according to BuzzFeed.
Hawking, who suffers from ALS, appeared onstage at the Sydney Opera House in the form of a 3D hologram from his physical location at England's Cambridge University.
After Hawking commented on a wide range of topics, one attendee asked the physicist, “What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?”
“Finally, a question about something important,” Hawking replied.
“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes," Hawking said.
“It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe,” he explained, adding, “And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”
Hawking told the audience, “This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married.”
Ben WattsJustinBieber never got a chance to attend his high school prom, but he made up for that on Saturday when he crashed the senior prom of Chatsworth Charter High School outside Los Angeles.
Bieber also brought some friends along, including model Hailey Baldwin, according to the news website Inquisitr.
Several students posted videos on Twitter, showing Justin dancing with a number of girls. "I DANCED WITH @justinbieber AT MY PROM," one girl wrote, while another declared "THANK YOU @justinbieber FOR THE BEST PROM."
A post on the Twitter account for the Chats Senior class read, “Justin Bieber showing up at our prom? I think we know who had the best prom this year."
Another post read, "No other prom will ever be as turnt as #ChatsworthProm2k15 !! Did @justinbieber go to your prom??"
Bieber retweeted several of the messages to his 61.3 million followers.
For the record, Justin never attended his prom, but he did graduate from St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in his native Stratford, Ontario, in 2012. He also didn't attend the graduation ceremony.