Denise Truscello As a dancer as well as a singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez is focused on her feet...and what she's wearing on them. That's why she's teamed with designer Guiseppe Zanotti to create a capsule shoe collection called Giuseppe for Jennifer Lopez.
Women's Wear Daily reports that the collection will debut at the Footwear Fashion Association of New York's Shoe Expo from August 2 to 4 and then launch in January in stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus. And unlike her love, these J-Lo shoes DO cost something: they range in price from $795 to $1,995 a pair. There are also a couple of handbags available to match.
The shoe collection is just one more piece in Jennifer's empire, which includes a fashion line for Kohl's, a fragrance collection for Coty and a jewelry collection for Endless.
J-Lo tells WWD, “I’m very proud of the businesses I’ve built. They’ve allowed me to bring really great product at an accessible price point. But I hadn’t done a high-end project yet and this seemed like the right time, medium and designer. I’ve always been passionate about shoes. Sometimes I even choose an outfit around my shoes.”
She adds, "Giuseppe is a designer I’m very loyal to because of his beautiful silhouettes and craftsmanship. It’s impossible not to feel like a more confident, sexier version of yourself when you’re wearing a pair of Zanottis. The shoes are so in line with my personal style, it felt easy and natural.”
Let's just hope that Zanotti hasn't heard J-Lo's single from a few years ago, "Louboutins," which is about another brand of designer shoes.
ABC/Randy HolmesNext month, Andy Grammer will kick off a tour with Train, and then he'll segue into a long co-headlining tour with Gavin DeGraw. Good thing he'll have a brand new song to perform by then.
Andy released a sneak peek of the new single on Twitter: it's called "Fresh Eyes" and it's out on Friday. The concept behind the song is how all the woman he loves has to do is change her look a bit, and suddenly, he falls in love with her all over again.
"Suddenly, I'm in love with a stranger/I can't believe that she's mine," sings Andy. "Now all I see is you with fresh eyes, fresh eyes."
Before he unveiled the title, Andy ran a little contest online asking fans to guess what the name of the single was. He gave us the "F" and the "E" and everyone tried to fill in the blanks. Among his favorite guesses: "Frog Eggs" and "Fast Elks."
As for whether or not the song is the first track from an upcoming album, Andy hasn't said anything about that yet.
James Devaney/GC ImagesFrom time to time, Lady Gaga has been known to join some of her musician friends on stage when they perform in New York City, and that's just what she did Tuesday night.
According to the New York Post, Gaga took the stage at New York's Rose Bar, where the musicians performing included Brian Newman. Gaga just became the godmother to Newman's daughter. Also on stage was Tommy London, lead singer of the band The Dirty Pearls -- he's an old friend of Gaga's who attended the party celebrating the baby's christening.
The Post reports that Gaga sang six tunes, all standards, except for a version of Cher's "Bang Bang," which appeared as an iTunes bonus track on Cheek to Cheek, her jazz album with Tony Bennett. She also belted out "Smile," "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "La Vie en Rose," "Just a Gigolo" and "I Ain't Got Nobody."
A source tells the paper, "She bantered a lot with the crowd. She was talking about the value of friendship and how much she enjoys playing music with her friends.”
London posted a photo of Gaga on stage, and captioned it, "There nothing that fills my soul more than watching my friends perform." A fan also posted an Instagram video of Gaga singing "Smile."
Trae Patton/NBCThe new season of The Voice this fall will feature a new judge lineup -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys -- as well as a new group of advisers, some of whom may surprise you.
US Weekly reports Miley has chosen Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer Joan Jett as the adviser to her team, but that's no surprise. Miley inducted Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year, and considers her one of her biggest inspirations and influences.
You may be surprised, though, that Adam has chosen former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar to advise his team. Why? A source tells US Weekly that Adam is "a big fan of classic rock." Not only that, but last year, Adam and Sammy hung out together in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and sang together at a local bar.
Another surprise: Grammy-winning singer and actress Bette Midler will be working with Blake Shelton this season.
Alicia Keys' choice of Charlie Puth isn't so unexpected. In addition to being a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Charlie's worked behind-the-scenes writing, producing and arranging for other artists.
A special preview episode of The Voice will air after the closing ceremonies of the Olympics August 21 on NBC. The real season 11 premiere happens Monday, September 19.
Tony Barson/FilmMagicShould you happen to run into Katy Perry in a club somewhere and then hang out with her all night, don't invite her to crash at your house -- she won't do it. Why? She won't go anywhere without her enormous collection of beauty products.
Katy tells People.com that she follows a "very strict regimen" of 10 to 15 beauty products, but travels with 20 to 30 of them. "This is why I do not have impromptu sleepovers,” she adds. She adds that no matter where she is, she always carries gel hand sanitizer, travel-sized lotion, fragrance-free baby wipes, an electric toothbrush, Sensodyne toothpaste, and her signature Kitty Purry lipstick.
All these products -- plus the lash extensions she gets every two weeks -- keep Katy looking red-carpet ready, but she says she's still insecure that she doesn't look her best when she steps out. She says she worries, "Does this outfit fit? Can you see my Spanx through this? Breathe. Which side is my wonk-eye on?”
She jokes, "Every morning I wake up usually thankful I haven’t turned into a meme while I was sleeping.”
But despite all the worrying about her appearance, Katy -- who just released her new fragrance Mad Love and a new single, "Rise" -- says growing older doesn't scare her. "[Wrinkles] are not your enemy -- they’re just proof that you’ve smiled," she says.
Getty Images via ABCRihanna really knows how to churn out the hits. In just 11 years, she's managed to rack up just as many entries on the Billboard Hot 100 as Madonna, who scored her first hits before RiRi was even born.
According to Billboard, "Sex with Me," from Rihanna's latest album, ANTI, just debuted on the Hot 100 at #97, mostly due to streaming. That's Rihanna's 57th song to appear on the chart, which means she now ties Madonna with the fourth-most entries among women.
Only Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift and Aretha Franklin have had more chart entries than Rihanna and Madonna. Aretha, the Queen of Soul, is also, fittingly, the Queen of the Billboard Hot 100 when it comes to women, with 73 charted songs.
Columbia RecordsRachel Platten's "Fight Song" has been adopted by people everywhere as their personal anthem, whatever struggles they may be facing. Now, actress Elizabeth Banks has turned the song into a star-studded video leading the charge for the election of Hillary Clinton.
The a cappella video is stuffed with celebrities, including Rachel herself, plus Banks, and everyone from Idina Menzel, Eva Longoria and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, to Connie Britton, Rob Reiner, America Ferrara, Mandy Moore and Jane Fonda, to a variety of stars from Pitch Perfect. The video ends with Sia wearing her signature wig, saying "Go, Hillary!"
The video, which debuted Tuesday night at the DNC in Philadelphia, was inspired by the Pitch Perfect movies, which Banks co-produces; she also directed Pitch Perfect 2.
ABC/Fred LeeTonight, Rachel Platten will be performing at the Delaware State Fair, on the same bill with X Ambassadors. It should be a happy reunion, since Rachel's encounter with the band last year was one of the moments when she realized that she was, well, kinda famous.
"It's small things. Like, I'm a really big fan of the band X Ambassadors. Oh God, I love them," Rachel told ABC Radio last year, when "Fight Song" was really taking off. "And we did a show together in Minnesota, and...my instinct was to run over and be, like, 'I love you guys!'"
She laughs, "And they were like, 'We love you, too! We love your song!' And that keeps kind of happening, and that's pretty crazy."
Since them, Rachel's shared a bill with countless other artists, released her debut album, mounted a headline tour and scored a couple more hits. She's even won an Emmy, and has started writing her next album. So yeah, we're fairly sure she knows she's famous at this point.
Getty Images via ABCShawn Mendes is proving he's no one-hit wonder thanks to "Treat You Better," his new, more mature single. He says his upcoming album, Illuminate, is also more mature, and it's all because of his new best friend: John Mayer.
Speaking to The Fader, Shawn says that before he made this new album, he listened to John's album Continuum on repeat for months. "So I went in with that whole John Mayer vibe...I think John inspired the album more than anybody," he explains. He also reached out to John during the process, and now the two are buds.
"We're actually getting to be really good friends, which is amazing for someone like me," Shawn laughs. "He's my idol, musically. Yeah, he texts me all the time. Snapchats me, actually, all the time!" He also gave Shawn a guitar which he used to record one of the new songs.
With John's stamp of approval, Shawn says, "I'm way more confident with this album, it's not even funny. I mean, I just feel so good about it. If it sold no records, I'd still be so much more confident."
He adds, "I'm so passionate about the music I created that, if it sold 10 copies the first day, I'd still be happy."
We'll have to wait until September 23 to see if Shawn sells more than 10 copies that first day that album's out, but -- spoiler alert! -- he totally will.
By the way, Shawn will hit a big milestone on August 8: he's turning 18.
Ted EmmonsEvery July for the past 15 years you could count American Idol auditions starting and the American Idols Live tour criss-crossing the country. This year, neither of those things are happening, because American Idol is no more. But one Idol winner tells ABC Radio she's convinced the show will return.
"It’s probably gonna come back. They made too much money to let it go that easy!" laughs season-three winner Fantasia. "It'll probably come back with a different name. But of course, I would love to see it come back, [and]…I'd love to see it come back with the original judges."
Idol creator Simon Fuller has hinted that he's planning to relaunch the show in some form. And Fantasia thinks Idol's still needed, since it's increasingly difficult to break into the biz.
"Back in the days when you had record labels like Motown, they would…look for talent," Fantasia tells ABC Radio. "It's not like that anymore. Every now and again you may see an artist that got recognized...from things that they do on the social media...but you don't really get that a lot. So those type of shows allow people...to get their music out there."
Fantasia's starred on Broadway, won numerous awards including a Grammy and sold millions of albums. She said she was able to do that only because Idol opened the door.
"Everybody was watching American Idol when I was on it," she tells ABC Radio. "People were like, 'I gotta get home,' or 'I DVRed it.' … it was a family show. Around the world, people were watching that."
As a result, Fantasia says, "When you win, you don't have to work so hard, because you're like, 'Oh, OK, they know me from American Idol.'"
Fantasia's new album, The Definition Of..., arrives on Friday.
George Napolitano/FilmMagicPrince died in April, but Mariah Carey, a fan and a friend of his, still can't believe it.
Speaking to Complex, Mariah says, "[Prince] always had a plan. I just can’t believe he’s gone. I was hoping that it was a trick that he was pulling -- that it didn’t really happen.” Prince "was one of the best people I’ve met,” she says, adding, "He didn’t care about the big system."
"I was always like, 'At any time Prince could write a No. 1 song, because he’s that talented, but he chooses to do what he wants,’" she says. "I respect that. He actually helped me through a lot of situations."
Mariah also discusses her divorce and upcoming marriage to Australian billionaire James Packer.
Of her failed marriage to Nick Cannon, the father of her twins, Mariah says, "I never thought I would have kids...but I never thought I would have babies with someone and then get divorced [either]."
Mariah says she and Packer have a "mutual understanding." "I don’t expect him to be at every little thing that I do, and vice versa. He’s got a lot of stuff on his plate and so do I," she says.
Mariah says Packer's always been "obsessed" with her music, but she didn't mind. "Actually, if he didn’t like my music, then how would I be able to handle him being around when all I’m doing is creating?” she says.
But the marriage of two super-successful people is no simple affair. "We would like for it not to be a big thing, but the reality is it has to be,” she admits. “Because there’s things that are specifically mine, and he’s got huge friggin’ conglomerate stuff and I’m not looking to take that from him. So it has to be dealt with."
Randall SlavinIf you're using Twitter, you should think before you post. That's what Nick Jonas learned today after he used Twitter to complain about something, and then realized he sounded ungrateful.
Initially Nick tweeted that he was "disappointed" that "Close," the sexy video he did with Tove Lo, "got no love" when the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced. But 15 minutes later, he wrote, "Actually after thinking about it more there are so many amazing things happening in my life and career. 9 out of 10 boxes are checked..."
"Won't let this one thing get to me," he continued. "I'm feeling so inspired and grateful these days. Gonna focus more on caring less about the small stuff."
He finished by declaring, "Everything is awesome," followed by the sunglass-wearing emoji and the "fist punching" emoji.
It's true that Nick was snubbed by the VMAs, but his album Last Year Was Complicated was well reviewed and debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart. In addition, he's on the road with his pal Demi Lovato on one of the biggest tours of the summer. Plus, Nick's acting career has never been hotter, and neither has he. So really, what's to complain about?
Alasdair McLellanHey, small business owners: want to see a spike in sales? Just pray that Adele drops into your place during her current tour.
Canada's CBC News reports that when Adele was in Vancouver last week, she dropped into a local ice cream store called Mister. She enjoyed her frozen treat so much that she gave the store a shout-out onstage, and now business is booming.
"We went to this amazing ice-cream shop called Mister,” Adele said on stage last week. "It’s like artisan ice-cream; they basically mix it in front of you with liquid nitrogen." She added, referring to her son Angelo, "It’s very exciting for three-year-olds.”
"When I got there, there was no liquid nitrogen, so I had to wait,” she continued. Eventually, they restocked and, Adele says, "I had the double Oreo, it was very nice. I’m not supposed to have chocolate on show days, but I did.”
She added, "I didn’t know this until I started barfing on the world tour.”
According to the CBC, ever since Adele made those comments, and Mister posted a video of them on its Facebook page, the shop has seen a bump in business, and everyone is now asking for the double Oreo flavor. Previously, the best-selling flavor had been crème brûlée.
"Our shop is a very intimate space so to be serving one of the world's biggest stars that close up is really unbelievable," said co-owner Tommy Choi. "I couldn't sleep the whole night after seeing the video, still have goosebumps."
Another store in Vancouver experienced a similar spike in awareness: Vancouver's Catfe, where you can play with cats while enjoying treats. After the cafe tweeted that Adele spent time with one feline named Larry, he was adopted right away.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images via ABCAside from a few cameos here and there, and not counting concert films, Justin Bieber's movie career hasn't really taken off. But now reports suggest he could have a role in an upcoming film -- if they rewrite it to remove one particular scene.
The New York Post reports Justin was offered a part in Uber Girl, a movie treatment being shopped around Hollywood He'd play a young pop star -- not too much of a stretch -- but the script's co-writer, Pete O'Neill, tells the paper that the Bieb objected to one particular scene.
"He won’t take the part unless the sex scene with him and one of the male backup dancers is taken out of the final script,” claims O'Neill.
The movie is described as a millennial coming-of-age story, and O'Neill says he'd also like to recruit Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande for it.
It seems unlikely that Justin or Selena would want to be in a movie with one another, given their romantic past, but you never know.
Bey's "visual album" Lemonade earned the singer a leading 11 nods for this year's awards, which air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on August 28. Adele was the second-most nominated act, scoring eight nods, including seven for her "Hello." video. Other top nominees include Ariana Grande, Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Sia and The Weeknd.
The prestigious Video of the Year category will be a face-off between Bey's "Formation," Adele's "Hello," Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Kanye West's controversial clip "Famous" and Drake's much-mocked "Hotline Bling."
Fans can start voting now in the categories of Video of the Year, Best Male Female Video, Best Male Video and others. The Best New Artist Award category will be open all the way up until the pre-show, while the nominees for Best Song of the Summer will be announced in the coming weeks.
Here are the 2016 MTV VMA nominations:
VIDEO OF THE YEAR Adele -- “Hello” Beyoncé -- “Formation” Drake -- “Hotline Bling” Justin Bieber -- “Sorry” Kanye West -- “Famous”
BEST FEMALE VIDEO Adele -- “Hello” Beyoncé -- “Hold Up” Sia -- “Cheap Thrills” Ariana Grande -- “Into You” Rihanna ft. Drake -- “Work” (short version)
BEST MALE VIDEO Drake -- “Hotline Bling” Bryson Tiller -- “Don’t” Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna -- “This Is What You Came For” Kanye West -- “Famous” The Weeknd -- “Can’t Feel My Face”
BEST COLLABORATION Beyoncé ft. Kendrick Lamar -- “Freedom” Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign -- “Work From Home” Ariana Grande ft. Lil Wayne -- “Let Me Love You” Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna -- “This Is What You Came For” Rihanna ft. Drake -- “Work” (short version)
BEST HIP-HOP VIDEO Drake -- “Hotline Bling” Desiigner -- “Panda” Bryson Tiller -- “Don’t” Chance the Rapper featuring Saba -- “Angels” 2 Chainz -- “Watch Out”
BEST POP VIDEO Adele -- “Hello” Beyoncé -- “Formation” Justin Bieber -- “Sorry” Alessia Cara -- “Wild Things” Ariana Grande -- “Into You”
BEST ROCK VIDEO All Time Low -- “Missing You” Coldplay -- “Adventure Of A Lifetime” Fall Out Boy ft. Demi Lovato -- “Irresistible” twenty one pilots -- “Heathens” Panic! At the Disco -- “Victorious”
BEST ELECTRONIC VIDEO Calvin Harris & Disciples -- “How Deep Is Your Love” 99 Souls ft. Destiny’s Child & Brandy -- “The Girl Is Mine” Mike Posner -- “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” Afrojack -- “SummerThing!” The Chainsmokers ft. Daya -- “Don’t Let Me Down”
BREAKTHROUGH LONG FORM VIDEO Florence The Machine -- The Odyssey Beyoncé -- Lemonade Justin Bieber -- PURPOSE: The Movement Chris Brown -- Royalty Troye Sivan -- Blue Neighbourhood Trilogy
BEST NEW ARTIST Presented by Taco Bell Bryson Tiller Desiigner Zara Larsson Lukas Graham DNCE
PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES Presented by Orbit Gum
BEST ART DIRECTION Beyoncé -- “Hold Up” Fergie -- “M.I.L.F. $” Drake -- “Hotline Bling” David Bowie -- “Blackstar” Adele -- “Hello”
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Beyoncé – “Formation” Missy Elliott ft. Pharrell – “WTF (Where They From)” Beyoncé – “Sorry” FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” Florence The Machine – “Delilah”
BEST DIRECTION Beyoncé – “Formation” Coldplay – “Up&Up” Adele – “Hello” David Bowie – “Lazarus” Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Beyoncé – “Formation” Adele – “Hello” David Bowie – “Lazarus” Alesso – “I Wanna Know” Ariana Grande – “Into You”
BEST EDITING Beyoncé – “Format Adele – “Hello” Fergie – “M.I.L.F. $” David Bowie – “Lazarus” Ariana Grande – “Into You”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Coldplay – “Up&Up” FKA Twigs – “M3LL155X” Adele – “Send My Love (to Your New Lover)” The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” Zayn – “PILLOWTALK”
Dave Mangels/Getty ImagesIf you "can't stop the feeling" that you're more than ready for a new Justin Timberlake album, well, you'll have to wait a little longer. JT says he's in no rush to release the follow up to 2013's The 20/20 Experience.
"I'm kinda taking my time," Justin told Variety about the status of his next album. "I’m doing the Woody [Allen] movie in the fall, so that was unexpected. I think for the first time in my career I feel like I can slow down and be a little more patient.”
One thing that may be inspiring Justin to slow down? Being a father to 15-month-old Silas.
“[Having a child] gives you a different insight. It’s like The Matrix, man," he told Variety. " You open a door and there’s this whole other world on the other side of it. And you look back through the door at the other world and you’re like, ‘What was I doing there?'”
Another reason, Justin says, is simple: he's getting older.
“Maybe it’s the difference between 20s and 30s,” he said. “The difference between ‘must achieve,’ and now it’s like, ‘Work smarter, not harder.’ You want to have time for your family.”
Justin talked to Variety while at San Diego Comic-Con promoting his upcoming animated film Trolls.
Renata RakshaNew York's Central Park will host R&B, rap, EDM and metal this September, as the Global Citizen Festival returns for its fifth year this September.
The free-ticketed festival will feature performances from Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Kendrick Lamar, Major Lazer and Metallica, as well as guest performances from Coldplay's Chris Martin, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Usher, Ellie Goulding and Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens.
Chelsea Handler, Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra, Salma Hayek and Seth Meyers will host the proceedings.
In a statement, Selena said, "I am particularly proud to be involved this year as the focus is on education. As an artist with many young fans, I believe everyone has the right to an education.” Major Lazer added, "We’re honored to be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival and the initiative to end global poverty. We’re humbled to join such an impressive lineup and to be working with a Festival so dedicated to education and raising awareness.”
You can get tickets for the festival, which takes place on September 24,l by personally taking action in the fight against extreme poverty. Visit GlobalCitizen.org for details. You can also watch the event live on MSNBC or online at YouTube.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesThe opening night of the Democratic National Convention included an appearance by Demi Lovato, who performed and also addressed the crowd, touching upon her battle with mental illness.
Demi, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has struggled with eating disorders in the past, referenced the fact that she has received treatment for mental illness, but not everyone has the means to do so.
"I'm proud to support a presidential candidate who'll fight to ensure all people living with mental health conditions get the care they need to live fulfilling lives," she told the crowd.
Demi, 23, also performed her hit song, "Confident."
Tyler Golden/NBCChristinaGrimmie's music will be celebrated next month with the release of some new music videos.
Her manager on Monday announced via the late Voice singer's Twitter account that a music video for each of the four songs on Grimmie's 2016 EP Side A will be released in August and early September.
“August will be a visual celebration of Side A,” Brian Teefey wrote.
The videos are being released as a four-part miniseries titled "The Ballad of Jessica Blue."
"The story follows Jessica Blue through the songs 'Snow White', 'Anybody's You', 'Deception', and 'Without Him' on her journey to find her voice and her path in life only to find they are one in the same," Teefey explained.
The videos, which Teefey said Grimmie filmed in February, will be released on her YouTube channel and on her Facebook page. They will premiere on Billboard.com, beginning with "Snow White" on August 11, followed by "Anybody's You" on August 18, "Deception" on August 25, and "Without Him" on September 1.
Grimmie was shot to death last month by a crazed fan as she signed autographs following a concert in Orlando, Florida. She was 22.