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Monday
Feb182013

Fergie Expecting First Child

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The singer announced on Monday that she is expecting her first child with husband Josh Duhamel.

“Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump,” Fergie tweeted along with superimposed childhood photos of the couple. A representative for Fergie confirmed the news to ABC News.

Fergie, 37, and Duhamel, 40, wed in 2009. They revealed to Oprah Winfrey last October that they want two children.

“We negotiated that early on. He told me he wanted five and I said I’m not going any higher than two,” Fergie said.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jul102012

Miley Cyrus and More Being Considered as New "American Idol" Judges?

Kevin Mazur/WireImage via ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- It could be a big case of musical chairs for the American Idol judges' panel when the show returns next year.

Rumor has it that current star Jennifer Lopez may be leaving, and while former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has denied he's been in talks to serve as a judge, he admits to The Hollywood Reporter that he’d “be more than flattered to have that conversation."

Now, according to E! Online, several other celebrities are being “considered” by Idol bosses.

On the producer’s wish list, according to the report, are Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas members Fergie and will.i.am.

According to E! sources, it’s thought that Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler won’t commit to returning until they know who else is involved.

“No one has signed any contracts yet and producers are currently putting out feelers and setting up meetings to see who they can get,” says the insider.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Monday
May072012

"Glee" Goes to Prom With One Direction, Ke$ha, Fergie & More

Mike Yarish/FOX(NEW YORK) -- Back in 1986, all the kids at prom were slow dancing to "Take My Breath Away," a love ballad by the group Berlin that was featured in the Tom Cruise flick Top Gun.  Well, some things never change, because on Tuesday's episode of Glee, it's prom night, and you'll see everyone dancing to "Take My Breath Away," as performed by Santana and Quinn.

But the episode, called "Prom-asauraus," features plenty of current songs as well.  Just as Glee covered The Wanted's "Glad You Came" a couple months ago, they're now taking on the hit song by that other British boy band.  That's right, New Directions is covering One Direction, as Mike, Rory, Sam, Joe and Artie sing "What Makes You Beautiful."

Other songs featured include Fergie's ballad "Big Girls Don't Cry," sung by Rachel and -- oddly -- Kurt and Blaine, as well as the Ke$ha song "Dinosaur," sung by Brittany to reflect the fact that, as class president, she wants a dinosaur theme for the prom.  Selena Gomez's "Love You Like a Love Song," sung by Santana and the Trouble Tones, completes the soundtrack for the episode.

In the episode, the kids campaign to be prom king and queen, while some of the outcasts organize a rival event.  It airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Fox.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
May022012

Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus in the Mix to Judge "X Factor?"

Fox(LOS ANGELES) -- Though it hasn’t been confirmed, it looks likely that Britney Spears will be joining the X Factor judging panel, but there’s still one spot up for grabs. Now, reports claim that it could be filled by Demi Lovato or Miley Cyrus.

The Hollywood Reporter said Lovato is in “final negotiations” to fill the vacant judges’ slot on the Fox singing competition, which currently features Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and -- possibly -- Spears. The trade publication said the show wanted to hire a brunette. Meanwhile, a source told Celebuzz.com that “there have been talks with Miley” about joining the show. Others on the shortlist reportedly include “Black Eyed Peas” front woman Fergie and Avril Lavigne.

As for Spears, a source told Celebuzz, “Britney’s deal is not done, it’s close, but we are not that far ahead to be making a formal announcement.” It’s rumored that Spears will cash a $15 million paycheck for her trouble.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov232011

Has Fergie Gotta Feeling for a Baby?

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Ever since the Black Eyed Peas announced they'd be taking a hiatus after their Nov. 23 concert in Miami, fans have been speculating that Fergie planned to use the time off to start a family with hubby Josh Duhamel. Fergie tells E!Online, "Yes, [a] baby is in the plans at some point but there's no specific plans or date or anything like that. That’s just one of the things I want to do."

As for her what she plans to do while on hiatus, Fergie says, "You know, I'm ready to have a day where I can just see where the day takes me. Take this journey. Go to an art gallery. Go to a museum. Go to fashion shows. Spend time with my husband."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Jun062011

Fergie Wants to Be a Reality Show Judge

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Hey, if it's good enough for Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, then it's good enough for Fergie. 

The Blacked Eyed Peas singer tells The New York Post that she'd "love to get involved in judging a talent show like American Idol."  Fergie adds, "I could go for that 100 percent. I'm always judging myself, the band, other artists' music -- so it would be a natural." 

When asked if she could be "mean," like Simon Cowell, Fergie admitted, "I don't think I could be mean, but I could be truthful. I am very frank when it comes to honesty."

The paper then called her on her honesty, asking her to reveal which member of the Black Eyed Peas has the biggest ego.  Her response: "How can you ask that?  Are you trying to get me in trouble with the guys?  We all have pretty big egos."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Apr202011

Black Eyed Peas Launching Music Academy in New York City

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Though their Peapod Foundation charity, the Black Eyed Peas have established music academies in their home state of California that empower young people.

Now, they're taking that model across the country and opening their first such academy in New York City.

The Peapod Youth Voices Academy will make leading technologies for art, dance, music and video production available to under-served youth, to encourage self-expression, creativity and digital literacy.  The school will open in July, with programs for kids aged 13-19.

In a statement, Will.i.am said, "Our passion for music and media was fueled by many generous people on our road to success.  Expanding the network of...academies enables us to pay it forward, giving more youth the skills and encouragement they need to realize their dreams."

In announcing plans for the academy, Fergie told a group of kids, "We are here to be that support that I had from my mother.  I want to be the support for whatever dreams you have and give you the strength to say, look, you can achieve whatever you want to achieve."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Apr152011

Female Stars to Face Off at Fragrance Awards

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They've competed for the music industry's biggest honors, but now Beyonce, Britney Spears, Fergie, Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera are all competing for the fragrance industry's highest honors.

Each singer's signature fragrances have been nominated for the Fifi Awards, which are given out each year by the Fragrance Foundation to honor the creativity of the perfume industry.

Scents by Beyonce and Spears are both nominated for Fragrance of the Year in the Luxe category, which is for perfumes that are sold in department and specialty stores.  Beyonce's Heat and Spears' Radiance both got nods, and were also nominated for Best Packaging of the Year.

Two of Aguilera's fragrances, her eponymous scent and her By Night perfume, have been nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Broad Appeal category, which is for those fragrances sold through drugstores and chain stores.  Lavigne's fragrance Forbidden Rose is also nominated in that category, as is Shakira's perfume, S.  Aguilera, Lavigne and Shakira's scents are also all up for Best Packaging of the Year.

Fergie's debut fragrance for Avon, Outspoken, is nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Direct to Consumer category, which honors those perfumes sold online, through catalogs or door to door.  Mary J. Blige's perfume My Life is also nominated in this category.

Carey's perfume Lollipop Bling fragrance collection is up for Best Packaging of the Year.

The Fifi awards will be handed out May 25 at New York City's Lincoln Center.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Dec072010

Host, Performers Announced for 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

Photo Courtesy - Disney/ABC Television Group/Dick Clark [dot] com(NEW YORK) -- ABC's annual special Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest will be quite the star-studded affair this year.

Not only is Fergie returning for a fifth year to host the Los Angeles party segments of the show, but viewers will see performances during those segments from the likes of Natasha Bedingfield, Train, Jennifer Hudson and Avril Lavigne, as well as Will Smith's 9-year-old daughter Willow, whose song "Whip My Hair" has become an online sensation.

The event kicks off 10 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 31 and will run for three-and-a-half hours, cutting back and forth between Ryan Seacrest, Dick Clark and Jenny McCarthy in New York City's Times Square, and Fergie and the L.A. party segments.  There will also be a look at New Year's celebrations from around the globe, and the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

Friday
Dec032010

Fergie, Lea Michele Receive 'Billboard' Honors

Photo Courtesy - Interscope Records(NEW YORK) -- Fergie and Glee star Lea Michele were honored at Billboard magazine's fifth annual Women in Music bash Thursday in New York City, with Fergie receiving the magazine's prestigious Woman of the Year honor.  Michele received the magazine's first ever Triple Threat award, for her singing, dancing, and acting talents.

The Woman of the Year award is given each year to a "trailblazing" female recording artist who has "inspired the music business with her success, leadership, and new ideas."  Fergie told ABC News Radio that for her, the award was more of a culmination of her entire career, and not just a recognition of this past year.

She explained, "I think for me, it means celebrating all of the years that I put in, since I was seven years old in the business...and dreaming about this....it's all those hours of work and jet lag and rehearsal...I feel like I finally made it!"

As for the Triple Threat Award, Billboard editorial director Bill Werde explained that the magazine created it because "Glee kind of rewrote the record books and our charts this year and we really wanted to figure out a way to incorporate that into an event like this."  Werde says Michele received the honor over another female cast member because she's "sung on seven of the top-ten-selling Glee songs" and "it just felt right."

Michele herself said of the honor: "I'm so thankful that they created this award and thought about me for it...I feel so honored."

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