Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagicCalvin Harris didn’t attend the Met Gala with Taylor Swift Monday night, but she managed to find herself another dance partner for the evening. The singer was caught on video busting a move with British actor Tom Hiddleston.
The two shook their hips to rapper T.I.’s 2004 hit “Bring Em Out,” then Tom twirled Taylor to Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.” Don’t worry, Calvin -- the dance moves were innocent, though if you've seen any of the many videos of him on YouTube, you know Hiddleston's a hell of a dancer.
Taylor was the co-chair of the glamorous fashion event, and wore a silver Louis Vuitton mini-dress to fit the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme.
But after the party, it was all about comfy onesies. Taylor Instagrammed a pic of her and the Haim sisters enjoying pizza in their PJs following the event.
ABC/Rick RowellAdam Levine is showing off his own “baby bump” in an Instagram pic with his pregnant wife, Behati Prinsloo. In the black-and-white mirror photo, the Maroon 5 frontman puffs out his usually chiseled stomach to match Behati’s burgeoning belly.
“Week 20 and I'm finally popping!” Adam jokes, using the hashtag #impregnanttoo.
The couple hasn’t revealed the baby’s sex, but sources say they’re expecting a girl. In a recent interview with E! News, Adam could barely contain his joy over the pregnancy, saying, "It's awesome. I'm going to be a dad. S***, I'm excited. I'm going to be a f****** dad. I'm going to spoil [Behati]."
ABC/Heidi GutmanFor Pink, marriage doesn't just take work -- sometimes it takes breaks. During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday, the singer candidly discussed the ups and downs of her 10-year relationship with Carey Hart and said it may be time for them to take another “break.”
"We take breaks. We’ve had two breaks," she said. "The first one was about a year. And the second one was 11 months.”
Ellen pointed out those breaks were before their four-year-old daughter, Willow, was born and suggested they probably can’t do that anymore. But Pink quipped, “We’re due.”
She then told Ellen what their last fight was about. She said she planned to have a romantic evening with Carey, but he fell asleep while putting Willow to bed.
“The other night I said, 'Are you going to stay up tonight?' And he said, 'I would like to,'” she explained. “I said, 'I don’t really know what that means. Should I light candles and open wine and put on a show? Like, are we going big here? Or are you going to fall asleep again?’"
Turns out, Carey just couldn’t keep his eyes open -- so Pink caught up on Homeland instead. But for all his faults, Pink did admit he’s “very handsome” and “an incredible dad.”
Also in the interview, Ellen surprised Pink with her first Daytime Emmy award -- for performing the Ellen theme song in a promo that aired on the show.
Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesThe Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that a meeting was set between Prince and a specialist in drug addiction the day before his death on April 21.
According to the unconfirmed report, on April 20 representatives for Prince reached out to Dr. Howard Kornfeld, who runs Recovery Without Walls in Mill Valley, California, in an attempt to deal with what an attorney for the Kornfeld family says was described as "a grave medical emergency.”
The Californian doctor was called to meet with the singer the next day, but could not clear his schedule. Instead, Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew Kornfeld, to Minnesota to explain how the confidential treatment would work, the Star Tribune says.
“The plan was to quickly evaluate his health and devise a treatment plan,” William Mauzy, a Minneapolis attorney working with the Kornfeld family, told the paper. “… The doctor was planning on a lifesaving mission.”
When Andrew arrived at Paisley Park on Thursday, the staff could not immediately locate the singer and it is said that Kornfeld was one of three people to find the musician’s body in an elevator a few minutes later -- with Andrew reportedly the one calling 911.
Although toxicology tests are still pending, sources tell the Star Tribune that Prince's use of painkillers, which were found at the scene, is the primary focus of the investigation.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesThe Prince stories continue to roll in as a previously unpublished 2014 interview with Rolling Stone reveals that the music icon wanted to mentor Chris Brown.
The legendary musician said he had invited Brown to Paisley Park and took exception to the characterization of Brown's 2009 assault on Rihanna as “unforgivable.”
“Unforgivable?” he said. “Goodness. That’s when we go check the master, Christ. … Have you ever instantly forgiven somebody?”
According to Prince, forgiveness was part of the healing process. “It’s the best feeling in the world, and it totally dismantles that person’s whole stance,” he explained and expressed his interest in reaching out to singer in the wake of Michael Jackson’s death.
“[MJ] is just one of many who have gone through that door -- Amy Winehouse and folks,” he said. “We’re all connected, right, we’re all brothers and sisters, and the minute we lock that in, we wouldn’t let anybody in our family fall. That’s why I called Chris Brown. All of us need to be able to reach out and just fix stuff. There’s nothing that’s unforgivable.”
Breezy recently paid homage to the late icon on Instagram page writing, “I AM THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING THIS MAN HAS GIVEN US AND HE WILL LIVE FOREVER IN MY HEART!”
BusinessWireAdam Lambert and Austin Mahone are among the faces of Macy’s “American Icons” fashion and music campaign this year.
Adam will be modeling the latest styles from the department store’s lifestyle brand, I.N.C. International Concepts. Austin, meanwhile, will sport festival gear from American Rag, Levi’s and more.
The patriotic campaign kicks off next week with in-store events for customers, a digital music festival on YouTube and a partnership with the charity Got Your 6, which supports military veterans and their families.
RCA/Paola KudackiAliciaKeys has just made your mid-week easier to bear, with the release of a brand-new single.
“In Common,” Alicia’s first release in four years, finds the fifteen-time Grammy winner singing about lingering in a lover’s embrace. “Said I’d be gone by five/But it’s sunrise and I’m still in your bed/Good-night usually means good-bye/Me replaying memories in my head,” she coos on the song's first verse.
“In Common” is available now now for download at all the usual digital platforms. Look for it on Alicia’s as-yet untitled sixth studio album, due out later this summer from RCA.
You can see Alicia perform “In Common” live for the first time on NBC's Saturday Night Live this weekend.
PRNewsFoto/Live Nation EntertainmentThis summer, buddies Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are teaming up for their joint Honda Civic "Future Now" tour, in support of Demi's album Confident, and Nick's upcoming disc Last Year Was Complicated. Nick says that given where the former Disney stars are now in their careers, a double bill just "made perfect sense."
"We always knew it was a possibility, the idea that we would go out together, and that at some point and time that would happen," Nick tells ABC Radio. "I think that over the last year, so much has developed for Demi and I career-wise -– really trying to step into a new chapter --and it just felt like it had developed enough that it just made perfect sense."
So what can we expect from this tour? Well, Nick says he and Demi aren't going to be wallowing in nostalgia, for one thing.
"I think we’re gonna be really selective about what we perform," he tells ABC Radio. "It's about looking towards the future and not looking back. It’s a joint tour in every sense of the phrase, in the sense that you’ll get a Demi show and a Nick show and it won’t be compromised either way, as far as the length of the set."
That being said, Nick says that he's excited to present songs from all the different phases of his career, from his latest hit, "Close," to his breakthrough solo smash "Jealous," to his work with theJonas Brothers.
"I’m thrilled to dig into my catalog, and play some new stuff and then also stuff from the last record, and then make that decision – you know, what else makes sense within my set," he explains. "If it’s moments from the time with the Brothers, and maybe it’s songs that I wrote solely by myself...but the beauty is in the journey, and we’re excited to kinda just dig in and take one step at a time."
Nick was in New York City on Tuesday as part of Live Nation's National Concert Day Show and event, which featured everyone from the Goo Goo Dolls and Rob Thomas, to rapper Wiz Khalifa and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. As a special incentive to check out a show this summer, from May 13 to May 20, Live Nation is offering $20 tickets to nearly a thousand summer concerts -- visit LiveNation.com for more information.
The Honda Civic Future Now tour gets underway June 24 in Sunrise, FL.
Frank Micelotta/Parkwood Entertainment via Getty ImagesStormy weather interfered with Beyoncé's concert in Raleigh, North Carolina, Tuesday night.
Heavy rain and lightning led to the folks in charge temporarily suspending the performance at Carter-Finley Stadium as fans took cover, ABC affiliate WTVD-TV reports. The show resumed around 11:30 p.m. local time.
The weather caused problems before the concert, too. The gates were scheduled to open at 5:30, but that was pushed back due to lightning.
Bey takes her Formation World Tour to her native Houston on Saturday.
Trae Patton/NBCPharrell Williams has only one artist remaining on his The Voice team following the latest results show.
Daniel Passino, who was "Instantly Saved" last week, was eliminated Tuesday night, losing a social media vote to Nick Hagelin of Team Christina Aguilera. That leaves Hannah Huston as the only artist remaining on Team Pharrell.
Before the "Instant Save" vote, Daniel and Nick both performed. Nick sang “Thinking Out Loud” by EdSheeran, while Daniel tackled "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.
During the one-hour broadcast, Joe Jonas' band DNCE stopped by to perform their songs "Toothbrush" and "Cake by the Ocean." Former Voice champ Sawyer Fredericks returned to entertain the crowd, too.
The top nine, including artists from Teams Adam Levine and BlakeShelton, will take the stage next Monday night on NBC. Peoplemagazine reports Blake and his girlfriend, occasional Voice coach Gwen Stefani, will perform a song they co-wrote, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart," on the show. It's off his upcoming album, If I'm Honest.
Ben WattsRob Thomas is one of the many artists hitting the road this summer, on a double bill with his pals Counting Crows. He says he'll be paying tribute to Prince in his set, and is also weighing whether or not he really wants to cancel his tour date in North Carolina, as many other artists have done this year.
Rob was in New York City on Tuesday as part of Live Nation's National Concert Day Show and event, which featured everyone from the Goo Goo Dolls and Nick Jonas, to rapper Wiz Khalifa and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. As a special incentive to check out a show this summer, from May 13 to May 20, Live Nation is offering $20 tickets to nearly a thousand summer concerts -- visit LiveNation.com for more information.
For Rob, his most memorable summer concert experience came the year that he and Matchbox Twenty toured with the band Semisonic, who had a big hit with "Closing Time." Rob says that song provided the soundtrack for magical moments with his wife, Marisol.
"There was that one moment, when they would play 'Closing Time'...and it always happened right when the sun was just about to head down...you know, that beautiful dusk moment at an outdoor show," Rob tells ABC Radio. "And so every night...we’d sit on the side [of the stage], and watch them sing 'Closing Time.' And so to this day, my wife will cry real tears every time it comes on the radio."
During his solo sets, Rob likes to throw in an '80s cover song, and he says this summer, it'll be a Prince tune, in honor of the late singer who died last month at the age of 57. He tells ABC Radio that he and his band are trying to decide between "I Would Die for You" and "Baby I’m a Star."
As for the North Carolina question, many acts have canceled shows in response to the state’s controversial HB2 law, also known as the “bathroom bill.” The legislation, considered by some to be anti-LGBT, mandates that people must use public bathrooms that match the sex listed on their birth certificates. Rob says he's opposed to the law, but doesn't want to penalize his fans in North Carolina, especially his gay fans.
"We have a lot of gay fans that have to live in that every day," he tells ABC Radio. "And so, why wouldn’t we want...them to have a great Saturday night, among people that represent and respect the hell out of how proud you are [that] they're that strong?"
Rob, who grew up in the Deep South, adds, "It takes a lot to be 'out' in North Carolina. If you want to talk about bravery, there’s a lot of bravery that comes with that. So wouldn’t you [wanna] reward them by giving them a good show?"
Rob's tour with Counting Crows kicks off July 22 in West Palm Beach, FL. The North Carolina dates are on July 27 and 28.
ABC/Randy HolmesSinger Mariah Carey is taking a page from Beyonce and Nicki Minaj's performance handbook as the singer was seen giving a fan a lap dance in Johannesburg, South Africa during the Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour's last show on May 2.
Carey, dressed in a black sequined leotard, was seen straddling dancer and choreographer Bryan Tanaka during her performance of "Touch My Body."
The dancer, who has also worked with Beyonce, was brought on stage, blindfolded and was put on a chair as Mariah dramatically bounced herself from side to side as she sat in his lap.
To see the full performance video, head to YouTube.
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagicSafe to say Lorde has the best souvenir from last night’s Met Gala. The singer, who broke her arm before the big event, had her cast signed by a slew of the A-listers in attendance.
“If u ever wanna know who was at the 2016 met gala they're all on my arm,” she writes on Instagram, along with a photo of her autographed cast.
Among those who adorned her plaster with Sharpie-drawn messages: her bestie Taylor Swift and Kanye West, who signed it “Yeezus.” Once that cast comes off, Lorde could make a killing on eBay.
Alasdair McLellanWith Mother’s Day just around the corner, Adele has claimed her spot on a list of the 50 Most Powerful Moms of 2016 chosen by Working Mother magazine.
It marks the first year the singer has made the list, with the mag praising the fact that she rules the charts and still remains a hands-on mom to three-year-old son Angelo. Working Mother cites a recent Vogue interview in which Adele said, “[Angelo] makes me very proud of myself. When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn’t.”
Meanwhile, Adele took to Instagram Tuesday to praise another powerful mom on the list -- Beyonce. She posted a photo of herself fawning over an enlarged Beyonce album cover and wrote her reaction to Beyonce’s Lemonade album.
“I'm not late on this I've just been speechless,” she writes. “Beyonce is the most inspiring person I've ever had the pleasure of worshipping. Her talent, beauty, grace and work ethic are all in a league of their own. I appreciate you so much! Thank god for Beyoncé.”
Image Group LA/ABCDemi Lovato is about to embark on a tour with Nick Jonas this summer, but she’s already thinking even further ahead. In a new cover story with Latina magazine, Demi says she’s ready to tap into some raw emotions for her next album -- which she promises will be a more "soulful" follow-up to 2015’s sassy Confident.
“There’s a lot of pain that I experienced over the past year, and I’m so ready to write about it,” she says. “I’ve stayed sober through it all, I’m a stronger person, but it’s definitely been a very painful year.”
Demi suffered the loss of two uncles, her grandfather and two beloved pets. “When I say goodbye to somebody, I tell them I love them, if I do,” she says. “I make sure to hug them. I make sure to look at them like it’s the last time I’ll ever see them.”
And speaking of love, Demi isn’t shy about discussing her man, Wilmer Valderrama. “When I dated white guys, it wasn’t as passionate as my relationship with Wilmer,” she says. “Maybe that’s just Wilmer. But I do believe that Latin people are just more expressive, more passionate with their emotions.”
She’s also been outspoken in her support of Kesha, who went through a very public legal battle with a man she allege abused her, music producer Dr. Luke, allegations he has denied.
“I thought it was extremely brave of a pop star in the industry to come out and talk about that,” Demi says. “I do believe it’s very f***** up that he’s not letting her go, aside from all of the other stuff. I think women artists shouldn’t compete -- we have to support each other.”
Monty Brinton/CBSBy the looks of it, Gwen Stefani would make a great road trip buddy. In a new teaser clip for her “Carpool Karoake” segment on The Late Late Show, Gwen joins James Corden to sing some tunes and imitate emojis.
The two sing along to one of Gwen’s old No Doubt hits, “Don’t Speak,” and her newer single, “Used to Love You.” James also asks her to give her impressions of the red lady dancing emoji, the kissy face emoji and the eggplant emoji. He stumps her with that last one.
Courtesy of MasterClassYou don’t have be a contestant on The Voice to get singing tips from Christina Aguilera. Her instructional singing program is now available on MasterClass.
“This class is for all the artists out there trying to find their voice,” Christina says. “I’m proud to share through MasterClass my love of music and all of the vocal techniques I’ve learned throughout the years.”
Her program will feature more than 20 video lessons, covering three-and-a-half hours. It’ll focus on vocal performance and technique, including breath control, vibrato, growls and how to expand one’s range. Christina will also break down some of her biggest hits and share lessons she’s learned in the biz.
Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagicAfter walking the Met Gala red carpet in a tech-inspired bodysuit and sky-high platforms, Lady Gaga took the stage at the event’s after-party last night.
She and Mark Ronson rocked out on electric guitars for a special performance of Talking Heads’ 1983 new wave song “Burning Down the House.” Gaga changed out of her silver Versace outfit in favor of a more comfortable T-shirt and blazer.
A couple of months ago, Mark confirmed he’s been working on Gaga’s new album -- a follow-up to 2013’s ARTPOP.
Niko Guardia Blossom BerkofskyShawn Mendes is currently in the midst of his world tour and now he’s giving fans a backstage glimpse into life on the road. Billboard has premiered the first episode of his World Tour Diaries series.
In the black-and-white video, the camera follows Shawn from the end of one of his gigs back to his hotel room and onto his tour bus. It then shows him preparing to perform to 8,000 people in Oslo, Norway -- the biggest show he had played to date.
“I’m really nervous today,” Shawn admits. “Extra nervous. Once I get out there, I know seeing the crowd and hearing the crowd is gonna just blow me away and I’m gonna feel so comfortable and ready to do it.”
The Oslo show took place last month. After playing a show in Paris, France on Monday, Shawn heads to London for back-to-back shows on Thursday and Friday.
Afeni Shakur in September, 2006; Annette Brown/Getty Images
Afeni Shakur Davis, mother of the late rap legend Tupac Shakur, has died at age 69.
Davis' death was confirmed by the Marin County, CA, Sheriff's Department in a series of tweets Tuesday morning.
"Renown [sic] rap artist #Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur Davis, age 69, died late last night in Marin County," the sheriff's department tweeted at 6:32 a.m. ET. Subsequent tweets reveal deputies responded to a report of possible cardiac arrest at 9:34 p.m. PT Tuesday at Davis' home in Sausalito, CA. She was transported to a nearby hospital where she "died @ 10:29 PM," the tweet reads.
"Sheriff's Coroners Office will lead investigation to determine exact cause & manner of Afeni Shakur's death," reads another tweet.
A former member of the Black Panthers, Afeni Shakur -- born Alice Faye Williams -- gave birth to son Tupac in June of 1971, just one month after she was acquitted of taking part in various bombings the Black Panthers were accused of carrying out. Tupac later celebrated her in his 1995 song "Dear Mama."
After Shakur was murdered September 13, 1996, Afeni became the trustee of his estate, creating the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation to that end. She was co-creator of the 2014 Tupac-inspired Broadway musical Holler If Ya Hear Me, and was involved in the forthcoming Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, scheduled for release this November.