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Tuesday
Apr122011

Performers Announced for 'Billboard' Music Awards

Jamie McCarthy/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- The first performers have been announced for the Billboard Music Awards, which are back after several years on hiatus.

The lineup for the show, which will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 22 on ABC, includes Rihanna, The Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Taio Cruz and Lady Antebellum.

Nominations for the awards show will be announced Wednesday.

The event is open to the public and tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

The Billboard Music Awards will be given out based on Billboard chart rankings, and will cover a variety of music genres including R&B, rap, pop, country, rock, alternative and Latin.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Dec162010

Fuse to Air Z100's Jingle Ball Concert

Photo Courtesy - Capitol Records(NEW YORK) -- Last Friday, New York City's Madison Square Garden played host to the annual Jingle Ball, a star-studded concert that features the biggest pop stars of the year.  But Thursday night, for the first time ever, people who didn't get to attend the event will also be able to enjoy it.

Fuse is airing Z100's Jingle Ball Live from Madison Square Garden Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. ET.  Stars viewers will see performing their biggest hits include Bruno Mars, Taio Cruz, Selena Gomez, B.o.B., Enrique Iglesias, Paramore, Travie McCoy and Katy Perry.

Since B.o.B., Bruno Mars, Paramore and Travie McCoy were all on the bill, they all collaborated with each other on their various hits.  B.o.B. and Mars sang "Nothin' on You," McCoy and Mars sang "Billionaire," and Paramore's Hayley Williams teamed up with B.o.B. for "Airplanes," in addition to Paramore doing their own set.

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Friday
Oct292010

Stars Dish On How They'll Be Spending Halloween This Year

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stars love Halloween, but maybe that's because it's a rare chance for them to go out in public without being recognized.  Here's a roundup of how some stars, and their kids, are celebrating Halloween this weekend:

-- If a car approaches you in Los Angeles on Halloween and someone in that car offers you all the candy you want, don't run the other way -- it just might be Janet Jackson.  She tells ABC News Radio, "I like to get those plastic laundry bags, and fill it with candy, and drive around and just give it to kids....we drive around in the car and let them take as much as they want."

-- Jon Bon Jovi has four kids, and he says his two youngest ones have their costumes all planned out -- for the moment.  He says his son Romeo "is some character called Toad," admitting, "I don't know what that is."  And his son Jacob is "some kind of zombie ninja something-or-other, the bloodier the better for him."  But, he adds, "You know as well as I know it, it will change between now and the weekend."

-- Jesse McCartney says he hasn't done much for Halloween in recent years, but he and his buddies have a big plan for a costume this year: they want to go as Blackberry Emoticons.  McCartney says, "We wanna paint our faces yellow, and put on white t-shirts, and then draw...all the faces: happy, sad, embarrassed, sick... one guy will be green...I think it'd be kinda fun."

-- Melissa Etheridge has four kids, and she says her two older ones are still way into Halloween.  She says her son plans to go as a backyard this year -- she explains, "He dresses up all in Astroturf."  Etheridge's friend Crystal Bowersox says her little son Tony has been pretending to be a dog lately, so she might dress him as a puppy.  Alternately, Bowersox says, "Maybe I'll be Snoopy and he's Woodstock or something," adding, " We're gonna do a family Halloween.  It's gonna be really cheesy, horrible and over-the-top."

-- Taio Cruz says that he plans to go as "the most evil thing in the world -- a lawyer."  He'll just wear a suit, he says.  Otherwise, he adds, "I'll be a Jedi or something like that, and go hang out with some friends."

-- Carrying on a joke he's been doing for the past 40 years, Donny Osmond says, "I'm gonna dress up and be somebody really, really scary.  I'm gonna dress up as Marie."

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Thursday
Oct142010

Taio Cruz, Coldplay Honored at ASCAP Awards

Photo Courtesy - Mercury Records/ Island Def Jam(LONDON) -- Taio Cruz and the members of Coldplay were honored Wednesday in London at an awards show staged by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP. 

Cruz was the recipient of the organization's Vanguard Award for emerging musicians, while Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" received Song of the Year honors.  Chris Martin and his Coldplay bandmates were also named Songwriters of the Year.

Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" and Miley Cyrus' hit "Party in the USA" were also recognized.

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