Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty ImagesEven Adele forgets the lyrics sometimes. At a recent concert in Lisbon, Portugal, the singer totally blanked on the lines of her song “Million Years Ago.”
A fan caught the flub on video and Adele’s reaction was priceless -- not to mention profanity-laden. “S***, wrong words,” she said, laughing. “S***, s***, s***. I started singing the verse! Sorry!”
The audience didn't seem to mind, and laughed along with her.
It’s not the first time she’s botched a line on this tour. She forgot the words to “I Miss You” during her gig in Manchester, England back in March and messed up her hit “Rolling in the Deep” during another show this month. Hey, she's only human.
Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImageThe cat’s out of the bag! Leona Lewis will be making her Broadway debut as Grizabella in the upcoming revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, CATS. The show will return to the Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre.
“It is an incredible honor to be asked by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber to join the CATS family,” Leona says in a statement. “I will never forget seeing the show as a little girl and how blown away I was by the magical experience of it.”
She adds, “I am beyond thrilled for my Broadway debut to be in such an iconic show. To work with a team as legendary as those on CATS is an experience I will cherish every moment of. I cannot wait to see the audiences out in NYC!”
Andrew Lloyd Webber says Leona “has one of the greatest voices of her generation” and that everyone is “excited about working with her.”
Initially, Nicole Scherzinger was tapped for the role, but she pulled out of the show earlier this month, right before rehearsals were set to begin. Nicole played Grizabella for the show’s West End run in 2014.
Preview performances begin Thursday, July 14, and the show officially opens Sunday, July 31.
ABC/Randy HolmesBefore making her debut in Woody Allen's new Amazon series, Miley Cyrus will be appearing on another new TV show. The singer will guest star on the premiere of NBC’s new variety series, Maya & Marty.
The first episode of the Maya Rudolph/Martin Short series will also feature Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon and Larry David. It airs Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET.
As if that wasn't enough star power, Entertainment Weekly reports that recent Saturday Night Live host Drake will appear in one of the five other episodes this season.
Getty Images via ABCNick Jonas has a busy summer ahead, so who better to cover Entertainment Weekly’s Summer Preview Issue? The singer appears on the mag’s cover wearing a black and white striped tank top and yellow shorts while spraying a garden hose.
In the accompanying article, Nick dishes on everything from the breakup that inspired his new album, to the self-doubt he experienced a few years back. “To be 21 and think, ‘All right, is my career over? Have I blown it, or do people just not care?’ There were a lot of questions and self-doubt,” he says.
Now, he’s proven himself as a solo star. His DirecTV show Kingdom returns June 1, his sophomore album Last Year Was Complicated comes out June 10, and his joint tour with Demi Lovato launches June 29. Told you he has a busy summer.
Nick WalkerPhillip Phillips will help kick off the college football season this September. The former American Idol winner has signed on to perform at the American Kickoff concert being held at Colorado’s Falcon Stadium.
Phillip joins previously announced performers Train and country star Tim McGraw.
Tickets for the September 17 event are now on sale at AmericanKickoff.com
Getty Images via ABCDNCE is riding high on the success of their hit "Cake by the Ocean": their performance of the song at the Billboard Music Awards was one of the top 5 most Shazamed moments of the whole show. They're also winning over new fans every night as the opening act for Selena Gomez's Revival Tour, and frontman Joe Jonas says it's great to be on tour with "a familiar face."
Joe, of course, is a former Disney star, as is Selena. In fact, Selena used to date Joe's brother Nick, but there isn't any residual awkwardness.
"It’s going amazing," Joe says of the tour. He tells ABC Radio, "I think Selena is a great performer and for us to be a part of that tour, it feels kinda like a family on the road. And we get to play about 40 minutes so it’s a pretty good, long show and we’re just excited to get up there and do our thing."
"It’s good to see familiar faces in this music industry," Joe tells ABC Radio. "It can be a tough place to have friends." He says there's an unspoken connection between all the former Disney stars who've gone on to pop success.
"You nod your head when you see each other ‘cause you’re, like, either you’re the ones who made it or the ones who are still doing it," he explains. "And it just feels good to make it this far, and continue to be creative and come up with stuff that you’re really, really proud of."
Speaking of stuff that you can be proud of, Joe says that Nick's new album, Last Year Was Complicated, is "awesome."
"I’m really proud of him and I think it’s his best body of work that he’s made," Joe says.
DNCE's new single and video, "Toothbrush," is out now. No word yet on when their full-length debut album will arrive.
Getty Images via ABCRihanna continues to expand her fashion empire with her latest creation, Christian Dior sunglasses.
As her third version of Puma creepers arrive in stores Thursday, the Dior brand ambassador unveiled her new venture, futuristic shades, on Instagram.
“I’ve always been obsessed with his eyewear, and when I got to Dior and saw all the materials I could play with, it all just came together,” Rihanna said in a statement to Women’s Wear Daily.
“I spent a day at Dior with their eyewear design team,” she adds. “I started by looking through all the archives to see what they’ve done in the past, then got acquainted with all the new materials. I literally sat there and drew and drew until I was happy with the design, and the team illustrated it for me right then and there."
Rihanna says after that, it was only "a matter of weeks" before the first prototype was a reality.
The “Rihanna” sunglasses feature a metallic frame inspired by the vision-enhancing appliance worn by Levar Burton’s Geordi La Forge character in Star Trek: The Next Generation. La Forge was blind, and required the special eyepiece to see. The singular style will be available in several colors, including silver, pink, blue, green and red.
The sunglasses will go on sale at Dior stores in early June. Prices start at $840, going up to $1,950 for the 24-karat gold-plated frames.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCEarlier this week, Jennifer Lopezreleased a limited edition T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Lucky to have these curves.” And indeed she knows how lucky she is. In The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, J. Lo discusses her famous figure and how it wasn’t always so famous.
"In traditional movies, that wasn't the figure unless you were playing, like, the femme fatale or the bombshell or something like that,” she says. “You couldn't be the serious lead. We kind of broke that mold."
Still, there were times when being the lead role in a movie didn’t exactly work out. Gigli, for instance, was an infamous failure -- but Jennifer says she never took it that hard.
"I never thought of it as, 'Oh, this is terrible! My career's over!' I just never thought that,” she says. “I just knew that that movie didn't work and that's all it was, or that relationship didn't work and that's all it was. It wasn't going to end me, personally or professionally."
She adds that even when she got married and had kids and her career slowed down a bit, she always knew she'd bounce back. “I realized, 'Yeah, you're gonna be even better than you were before. Watch,'” she says. “Those are the kind of talks that I had with myself."
Now, though, she acknowledges that fame bothers her more as she gets older. "When you're young it's like a shock at first, and you kind of have anxiety about it, but then you get used to that life and it just becomes your normal life,” she says. “And now? I think when I had kids and stuff, I was like -- I wanted a little more freedom to go outside and not have them have to deal with that part of it."
ABC/Fred LeeTaylor Swift’s fan-curated book now has a fan-made cover. The book jacket for Taylor Swift: This Is Our Song features a winning design from Shanna Canarini, a 23-year-old graduate of the American Academy of Art.
Entertainment Weekly has the first look at the red cover, which has Taylor’s name spelled out using different words and imagery from different stages in her life and career.
The book is being put together by Swifties in collaboration with Simon & Schuster. It will be released on October 25, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Taylor’s first album. Her self-titled debut was released October 24, 2006.
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesIt seems Hillary Clinton is courting the Beyhive vote. During a Facebook Live Q&A session on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowWednesday, the Democratic presidential candidate answered a crucial Beyonce question posed by Taylor Swift.
“This is from Taylor Swift,” Ellen prefaced the question. “’Have you seen Lemonade and do you like it?’”
"I have seen parts of it, and I do like it," Hillary responded.
Later on, during a game of “Who’d You Rather?,” Hillary chose Beyonce over Leonardo DiCaprio. "I really believe in making lemonade out of lemons," she said. Beyonce won a number of rounds of the game, but ultimately lost out to first lady Michelle Obama.
ABC/Randy HolmesPink is back in a big way with her first single in three years, "Just Like Fire," from the new movie Alice Through the Looking Glass. What was she doing in her time off? Appearing on Good Morning America on Wednesday, the singer said she was spending lots of time with her daughter, Willow.
"I love being a mama," she told ABC's Abby Boudreau. "I made a choice a long time ago that I was going to have a successful family and that is my absolute number one goal in life."
Of course, just because Pink has a tight-knit family -- her, her husband Carey Hart and Willow -- doesn't mean that she can't tease them a bit. Asked if she'd be interested in having another baby, Pink told Good Morning America she feels like she already has one.
"I wanna say that Carey Hart is an awesome husband and a really good dad. But he’s also like a second child," she laughed. As for Willow, she called her out for not being her mom's biggest fan.
"She finds my singing distracting," Pink revealed. "When she was two she was [like], 'Shh, mama. Terrible voice.'" She laughs, "First of all, who taught you the word terrible? I had a number one when you were in my belly!"
Another thing Pink did during her time off was to take a break from her rigorous training schedule, which meant she put on a few pounds. Internet trolls tried to shame her online, but she didn't stand for it, and as she explained on Good Morning America, she isn't having it.
"There’s so many different kinds of bodies. How can you shame one over the other?" she pointed out. "My thing is, if you have all four limbs and all five senses, you’re doing A-OK. And anybody that has an issue with that needs to find some gratitude."
Pink also talked about why she wanted to do a song for Alice Through the Looking Glass.
"The movie sort of celebrates uniqueness and that’s a huge theme in our house, so I’m a fan all around," she explained. No wonder one of the lines in the song is, "No one can be just like me anyway."
Image Group LA/ABCColdplay will headline a benefit concert in London in support of Sentebale, a charity co-founded by Prince Harry. The event will raise funds for adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.
The concert will be held June 28 in London's Kensington Palace. Also on the bill are Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz, British soul singer-songwriter Laura Mvula and spoken-word artist George the Poet. Visit Coldplay.com for ticket info.
Coldplay will be touring the U.S. this summer in support of their new album A Head Full of Dreams starting July 16 in New York City.
ABC/Phil McCartenOne Direction’s Niall Horan is hitting back at abusive so-called fans. In a series tweets, the singer reveals that in recent days, he’s been the victim of a barrage of nasty messages.
“For the last two weeks I've been receiving messages [from] a group of fans, they have drowned my phone in messages, keeping me awake at night,” he writes.
Niall continues, “But the worst part is. They have been nothing but abusive. Saying things you wouldn't even believe about me and my family. And saying the worst things ever about my little nephew. Thank god I'm not the kind of person who thinks into stuff like this.”
He adds that he thinks “it’s crazy” how we let people get away with this kind of bullying. “And the sad thing is as I tweet this they are in the group chat laughing at me,” he says. But he doesn’t want people’s sympathy -- he simply wants to highlight the issue. “Don’t worry about me,” he writes. “Im the most carefree, laid back person around. But I'm just signalling it, because this s*** is happening to others.”
Photo by Don Arnold/WireImageBefore Maroon 5 kicks off a new set of North American tour dates this fall, they’re looking back on some shows from earlier this year.
The band premiered a seven-minute mini tour documentary on Billboard.com, which includes behind-the-scenes footage from their February 29 and March 1 shows in Mexico City. The band is seen performing for sold-out crowds, as well as meeting fans and hanging out backstage.
Maroon 5’s fall North American dates begin September 3 in San Antonio, Texas. The tour will feature special guests Tove Lo and R. City, and will run through a New Year’s Eve show in Las Vegas.
Mike Coppola/Getty ImagesAfter Beyonce released her tour-de-force "visual album" Lemonade, which documented the emotional journey of a woman -- presumably she -- cheated on by her husband, the husband's now made his first public commentary on the matter.
Many have wondered how Bey's hubby Jay Z felt about Lemonade. He even appears in the film, even though it seemingly outs him as a cheater. E! Online reports Jay's now released a new rap that addresses the subject. Titled "All the Way," it's a collaboration with Fat Joe, RemyMa, French Montana and Infared.
At the beginning of Jay's verse, he raps, "You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is/Survival of the littlest."
E! notes that the "Lemonade" part of the lyric is a reference to a line in the 1992 Gang Starr track "DWYCK," in which the late MC Guru raps, "Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is/I get more props and stunts than Bruce Willis."
E! adds that Jay uses his verse to refer to Prince, rapping, "Prince left his masters where they safe and sound/We never gonna let the elevator take him down." That's a reference to a line in Prince's hit "Let's Go Crazy:" "Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down?/Oh, no, let's go!"
The song is now streaming exclusively, of course, on Jay Z's platform, Tidal.
Meredith TruaxA year ago, hardly anyone knew who Alessia Cara was. Fast forward to last night in France, where Alessia, now an award-winning artist with a double-platinum song under her belt, kicked off her latest gig: being the opening act for Coldplay's Head Full of Dreams tour.
Alessia says she was thrilled to land the opening slot on Chris Martin and company's tour, "They're one of my favorite bands of all time," she tells ABC Radio. "Which is why it’s even more exciting, ‘cause I love them."
Although Alessia joked before the Coldplay tour kickoff that she was so nervous she might have to be carried out on stage every night, she does have a newfound confidence when it comes to rocking the crowd, and she developed it during her recently completed debut headlining tour.
"I learned how to be more of a performer rather than just a singer," she tells ABC Radio of the trek. "You know, there’s a difference between the two, so I think I’m about to learn how to be a true performer, or getting there anyway!"
Another thing that has helped Alessia polish her stagecraft -- some words of wisdom from one of the best in the business when it comes to connecting with a live audience.
"I spoke to Taylor Swift a little bit," she tells ABC Radio. "She gave me a lot of good advice on how to not to be nervous when you perform and stuff. And she’s really cool, so hopefully I’ll get to talk to her some more."
Coldplay's tour, with Alessia along for the ride, comes to North America July 16 at New Jersey's Metlife Stadium.
Trae Patton/NBCChristina Aguilera made Voice history on the 10th-season finale of the NBC singing competition Tuesday night.
Her artist, Alisan Porter, was named the new champion of The Voice. It marks the first time in series history that a female coach has led a contestant to victory.
Alisan, a 34-year-old mother of two and former star of the movie Curly Sue, finished ahead of runner-up Adam Wakefield of Team Blake Shelton in the voting. She receives a recording contract as her grand prize.
Alisan reprised her original song "Down That Road" to close the season.
Hannah Huston of Team Pharrell Williams and rocker Laith Al-Saadi of Team Adam Levine finished in third place and fourth place, respectively.
During the two-hour results show, each finalist performed with a special guest. Alisan joined Jennifer Nettles on Nettles' song “Unlove You”; Adam Wakefield welcomed Alison Krauss for a cover of “Willin’” by Little Feat; Hannah teamed up with former Voice coach Cee Lo Green for a rendition of his hit song, "Crazy"; and Laith and Joe Walsh collaborated on Walsh's "Rocky Mountain Way."
Each artist also brought back previously eliminated contestants for special group performances.
A couple of the coaches took the stage during the night, including Christina, who assisted Ariana Grande on a medley. After Ariana sang her song "Into You," Christina lent her powerful vocals to Ariana's single, "Dangerous Woman."
Earlier in the broadcast, Blake delivered a live version of his new tune, "She's Got a Way With Words."
Little Big Town kicked off the broadcast with a performance of "One of Those Days." Pharrell, who produced the country band's upcoming album, joined them on stage and sang along.
The musical lineup also included Sia, who sang "Cheap Thrills," and Zayn, who entertained viewers with "Like I Would."
The Voice returns next fall on NBC, with Alicia Keys and MileyCyrus both joining the show as new coaches.
CMTIf you’re dying to see Nick Jonas and Rob Thomas go country, their CMT Crossroads episodes will be airing on back-to-back Fridays this summer.
First up, Nick pairs with country star Thomas Rhett for their hour-long episode airing June 24 at 10 p.m. ET. They’ll sing Nick’s hits “Chains” and “Jealous,” as well as his two newest songs “Close” and “Chainsaw.” Nick will also sing on four of Thomas’ songs.
The next week, on July 1, Rob teams up with Charles Kelley. They’ll trade vocals on some of their solo material as well as their hits with their respective bands, Matchbox 20 and Lady Antebellum. Their set list will include Rob’s “Lonely No More,” “This is How a Heart Breaks,” “Pieces,” his Santana collaboration “Smooth” and the Matchbox 20 hit “3 AM.”