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Thursday
Nov142013

Kelly Clarkson Says Adele Warned Her Not to Have Babies

Jill Greenberg/RCA RecordsAt this point, pretty much every Kelly Clarkson fan knows the singer wants to have a baby, and she wants to have it now.  But surprisingly, it was another pop superstar mother who warned Kelly that her career might suffer if she started a family.

In the new issue of US Weekly magazine, Kelly says that at the Grammy Awards earlier this year, none other than Adele told her that motherhood would trump everything once she started a family.  According to Kelly, the British singer, who was making a rare public appearance following the birth of her son, told her, "Girl, don't have a baby 'cause everything else will go on the back burner! I'm living in babyland!"  Of course, Kelly says, Adele was just being funny: she loves being a mom to her one-year-old son.

Kelly isn't going to let that dissuade her, anyway: her biological clock is ticking. "My eggs aren't getting young!" she told the magazine. "Brandon has two kids and I want two more."

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Thursday
Nov142013

Watch Lorde & HAIM Cover Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” at VH1 You Oughta Know Concert

Facebook.com/LordeMusicVH1’s first-ever You Oughta Know concert took place on Monday, and the network is offering up a preview of one of the night’s epic collaborations. Lorde and HAIM teamed up to cover Sheryl Crow’s 1994 single “Strong Enough” during the concert, 51 seconds of which you can see right now at VH1.com.

Crow got to catch the bands’ collaboration, and announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she was pleased with the result, writing, “Just heard @HAIMtheband & @lordemusic covered Strong Enough on @VH1Music #YOKconcert - so honored... I'm a huge fan!”

VH1 You Oughta Know In Concert, which took place at New York City’s Roseland Ballroom, was inspired by the channel's ongoing You Oughta Know programming, which since 2005 has helped introduce promising new artists to the VH1 audience. 

The festival-style event also included performances by The Lumineers, pop star Ed Sheeran, R&B singer Emeli Sandé, and singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson.

You’ll be able to see all the performances when VH1 airs the You Oughta Know In Concert special on November 21 at 9 p.m.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Phoenix to Perform at 2014 X Games in Aspen

Arnaud PotierExtreme sports fans who head to Colorado for the X Games next year have the chance to take in a concert from Phoenix. The band has signed on to perform at Wagner Park in downtown Aspen on Saturday, January 25 as part of as part of their X Games Music initiative. Other groups set to take the stage for the event include indie pop duo Matt & Kim, and DJ sets by Tiësto and Axwell.

Tickets for the concerts start at $30 each and are available now at BellyUpAspen.com. If you can’t make it Aspen for the event, you’ll be able stream all the performances live on XGames.com.

Here’s the full webcast schedule.  All times MT:

Saturday, January 25th:
4:00 p.m. -- Matt & Kim
5:15 p.m. -- Phoenix
 
Sunday, January 26th:
4:00 p.m. -- Axwell
5:15 p.m. -- Tiësto

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Thursday
Nov142013

Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert's "We Were Us" Video Premieres Friday Night

CMAKeith Urban and Miranda Lambert's video for "We Were Us" is set to debut on Keith's Facebook page Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. They shot the clip in front of a live audience at Edna's neighborhood bar in Oklahoma City. Keith is also taking part in a Facebook chat as part of the video premiere.

Keith and Miranda performed the duet live on last week's CMA Awards. The song is included on Keith's latest album, Fuse, out now.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Paul McCartney Asks Russian President to Aid in Release of Detained Greenpeace Protesters

MJ Kim/MPL Communications Ltd.Paul McCartney has revealed that he recently reached out Russian President Vladimir Putin to ask him to help bring about the release of a group of environmental activists who are being detained in the country.  Twenty-eight members of the Greenpeace environmental organization, along with two journalists, were arrested by Russia's coast guard in September while staging a protest at an Arctic oil rig belonging to Russia.

In his letter, McCartney -- a longtime Greenpeace supporter -- explains that he's heard from his "Russian friends that the protesters are being portrayed in some quarters as being anti-Russian, that they were doing the bidding of Western governments, and that they threatened the safety of the people working on that Arctic oil platform."  He assures Putin that Greenpeace is not an anti-Russian organization, they don't accept money from governments or corporations, "and above all else they are peaceful."

Macca also notes, "In my experience they tend to annoy every government!"

McCartney also maintains that the activists aren't pirates and are willing to face the legal ramifications of their actions, adding, "so could there be a way out of this, one that benefits everybody?"

The Beatles legend says that while he understands that Russia's legal system is separate from its presidency, he asks Putin if he might consider using "whatever influence you have to reunite the detainees with their families."

Sir Paul then references The Beatles' "Back in the USSR," noting that he wrote the tune "back when it wasn't fashionable for English people to say nice things about [Russia]."  He points that the song features one of his favorite Beatles lines -- "Been away so long I hardly knew the place, gee it's good to be back home" then asks, "Could you make that come true for the Greenpeace prisoners?"

McCartney ends his plea by telling Putin he hopes they will be able to meet up again in Moscow, "when our schedules allow."

The rock icon reports that he sent the message on October 14 and that Putin has not replied, although Russia's ambassador did respond by noting "that their situation 'is not properly represented in the world media.'"

According to Greenpeace.org, the detainees currently are being held in St. Petersburg and have all been charged with hooliganism.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Taylor Swift Lands Supermodel BFFs at "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Taping

Photo by Kevin Kane/FilmMagicTaylor Swift gave the supermodels a run for their money Wednesday when she taped her appearance on the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which will air in December on CBS.

According to the Huffington Post, Taylor took the stage twice: once to perform "I Knew You Were Trouble," and a second time to sing along with Fall Out Boy on their song "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)."  Earlier in the year, Taylor had tweeted how much she liked the song.

During "Trouble," Taylor wore a sexy, sparkly silver minidress and touched hands with Victoria's Secret angels Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss and Alessandro Ambrosio as she walked by.  Performing with Fall Out Boy, Taylor wore a glittery short number with a Union Jack print on it, as well as a tiny matching Union Jack top hat and Union Jack shoes.

"Tonight!! Insane! Glittery catwalk! IS THIS REAL LIFE," Taylor tweeted, and also posted and retweeted several photos of herself posing with all her new supermodel besties.  Noting the date of Wednesday's taping was her lucky number, Taylor wrote, "The best things always happen on the 13th!"

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Thursday
Nov142013

Florida Georgia Line, Darius Rucker and Sheryl Crow to Perform at American Country Awards

FOXFlorida Georgia Line will perform at the American Country Awards Tuesday, December 10 on FOX. Darius Rucker is also set to perform a duet with Sheryl Crow.  Scotty McCreery, Joe Nichols, Chris Young and Lauren Alaina will appear on the show, too.

Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick host the American Country Awards, broadcasting live from the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Adam Levine Cheers for Fiancee at "Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" Taping

Randy Brooke/WireImageWhen Adam Levine and Maroon 5 performed on the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show TV special in 2011, Adam was joined onstage by his girlfriend at the time, Victoria's Secret angel Anne Vyalitsyna.  Wednesday night in New York City, he was back at the show, cheering from the audience for another Victoria's Secret angel: his fiancee, Behati Prinsloo.

People magazine reports that as the 24-year-old model appeared during the first part of the show, Adam was seen cheering from his front-row seat, along with Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine and some of the couple's other friends.  Behati beamed and pumped her arms in the air.  Then, during the show's finale, Adam gave his girl a standing ovation as she strutted the catwalk in lingerie and huge angel wings.

Taylor Swift performed at the taping, wearing a sparkly silver minidress and then a Union Jack-inspired ensemble that included matching shoes and a tiny top hat.  She sang "I Knew You Were Trouble," and also duetted with pop/rock band Fall Out Boy. 

"Tonight!! Insane! Glittery catwalk! IS THIS REAL LIFE," Taylor tweeted, and also posted and retweeted several photos of herself posing with all her new supermodel besties.  Noting the date of Wednesday's taping was her lucky number, Taylor wrote, "The best things always happen on the 13th!"

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Thursday
Nov142013

Taylor Swift Sings with Fall Out Boy, Lands Supermodel BFFs, Impresses Hayley Williams at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Taping

Kevin Kane/FilmMagicTaylor Swift gave the supermodels a run for their money Wednesday when she taped her appearance on the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which will air in December on CBS.

According to the Huffington Post, Taylor took the stage twice: once to perform "I Knew You Were Trouble," and a second time to sing along with Fall Out Boy on their song "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)."  Earlier in the year, Taylor had tweeted how much she liked the song.

During "Trouble," Taylor wore a sexy, sparkly silver minidress and touched hands with Victoria's Secret angels Lily Aldridge, Adriana Lima, Karlie Kloss and Alessandro Ambrosio as she walked by.  Performing with Fall Out Boy, Taylor wore a glittery short number with a Union Jack print on it, as well as a tiny matching Union Jack top hat and Union Jack shoes.

"Tonight!! Insane! Glittery catwalk! IS THIS REAL LIFE," Taylor tweeted, and also posted and retweeted several photos of herself posing with all her new supermodel besties.  Noting the date of Wednesday's taping was her lucky number, Taylor wrote, "The best things always happen on the 13th!"

And speaking of besties, Taylor's friend Hayley Williams of Paramore was so impressed with a photo of Taylor in the silver outfit that she tweeted, "Taylor I am now convinced you are secretly a Vicki's secret model...look at you!!"  To which Taylor replied, "LOVE YOU, that was such a nice thing to say PS you're on the radio allthetime...asking me if I'm gonna stay the night."

That last comment, of course, is a reference to the fact that Hayley sings on Zedd's latest hit "Stay the Night." To which Hayley responded, "hopefully not coming on too strong!"

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Thursday
Nov142013

Justin Bieber Apologizes for Allegedly Disrespecting the Argentinian Flag

Stewart Cook/STARTRAKS PHOTO via ABCJustin Bieber just can't catch a break.  He's been forced to apologize for allegedly disrespecting the flag of Argentina while onstage Saturday night.

During Justin's concert in Buenos Aires, fans threw two Argentine flags onstage, but as video shows, Justin swept them off the stage using his shoes and a microphone stand.  After outraged fans attacked the singer on Twitter, Justin wrote, "Heard about what is going on with me down in Argentina and im shocked. I love Argentina and have had some of the best shows of my tour there. People throw stuff on my stage all show and i get it to the stage hands to get off so no one got hurt."

He continued, "that video i saw a bra and thought it was a shirt. Im being told by my team it was a shirt but even if it was a flag I would never do anything to disrespect Argentina or the people of Argentina or the fans. Im so sorry for anyone who took my actions the wrong way and I hope you can forgive this mistake."

"So once again to the people of Argentina. Im sorry if that was taken the wrong way and im sorry for my mistake. I hope u can accept this, And I loved my time there performing for you and look forward to coming back. I gave my all and I know the fans did there too. te amo."

Justin concluded, "I would never do anything to disrespect my fans. I dont like having to defend myself but this time it was needed as I mean no disrespect...and to all the beliebers ALL AROUND THE WORLD. I love you and thank you for always standing by me. Much Love to Everyone. thanks."

In other Justin news, the poster for his new movie Believe has been released.  It shows an image of Justin from behind, in shadow, before a purple collage of photos of him. "Behind the Headlines Behind the Spotlight Lies the Real Story," reads the tag.  Director Jon M. Chu, who tweeted the image of the poster, added, "say what u want about him but when u see the movie, you'll hear the truth."

Believe will be in theaters Christmas Day.

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Thursday
Nov142013

J. Holiday Releases Album Sampler for "Guilty Conscience"

KingHoliday.comLast month, J. Holiday re-surfaced with a sensual single called "After We," lifted from his upcoming third album, Guilty Conscience.  Now, the singer is allowing fan to sample his upcoming project before it hits stores next month.

"I know you all been waiting. If u want a preview of #guiltyconscience go to my newly launched website," Holiday wrote on Instagram.  A preview of the project, which includes production from Lil Ronnie, Jerry Wonda, Blaq Smurph, and Mike Snoddy, is available to stream via KingHoliday.com now.

Guilty Conscience will be available in stores December 10.  It's the singer's first offering since his 2009 sophomore disc, Round 2.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Mary J. Blige Says She's "Excited" to Celebrate First Holiday Album on HSN

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This weekend will see Mary J. Blige performing new material from first holiday album, A Mary Christmas, live during a special one-hour broadcast on HSN.

The showcase will mark her third appearance on the home shopping network and will include the album's producer David Foster, serving as the music director while Mary performs.

"Working with the legendary David Foster to bring this project to life has been an amazing experience and I'm proud of what we have achieved together," says Blige in a statement.  "I'm excited to have David join me for my return to the HSN Live stage and look forward to singing these wonderful songs for my many HSN fans."

In addition to the soulful renditions of classic holiday tunes on A Mary Christmas, HSN is offering an exclusive bundle featuring the holiday album as well as an exclusive download of Mary's six most popular songs.

The singer's performance will air on November 17 at 6 p.m. ET from HSN’s St. Petersburg, Florida studio. Fans can purchase A Mary Christmas, which boasts collaborations with Barbra Streisand, Jessie J and Marc Anthony, in stores now.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Maynard James Keenan Says Making Tool’s Next Album Is a “Tedious Process”

Tim CadienteMaynard James Keenan isn’t happy it’s taking Tool a long time to put together their follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days. The singer says his band mates, who write all the music to pair with his lyrics, are the main reason why it tends to take the group years to record an album.

"I wait for them to bring music to me,” Keenan tells Rolling Stone. “They tend to go back over and over stuff. It's a long process. For a person like me, it can be a very tedious process."

Keenan adds his band mates have a habit of scrutinizing everything they come up with during the songwriting process, which the singer notes can be frustrating. "In some ways, they are bigger perfectionists,” he explains. “They don't have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that's their process, so you gotta let them do it."

While Tool has been rumored to be working on the new record for months now, an album title and release date have yet to be revealed.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Imagine Dragons Fake the 1969 Moon Landing in “On Top of the World” Video

Facebook.com/ImagineDragonsImagine Dragons explores an old conspiracy theory in the new video for “On Top of the World,” the latest single from the band’s debut album, Night Visions.

In the four-minute clip, the band portrays a group of eccentric astronauts who fake the first manned moon landing in 1969. The guys kiss their wives and families goodbye, then head to a sound stage where they film their supposed journey into space surrounded by a film crew and President Richard Nixon. The broadcast hits a snag when a group of female fans storm the sound stage to watch the guys perform “On Top of the World” on the moon, but since everyone in enjoying the performance, no one seems to care the fact their trip into space was a hoax.

"We had a good time shooting this video,” says the group in a joint statement. “It was inspired by some of our favorite movies, bands, and directors. We've always been into conspiracy theories, so we thought we'd create one of our own."

Imagine Dragons is currently trekking across the U.S. promoting Night Visions. Visit ImagineDragonsMusic.com to view the full itinerary.

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Thursday
Nov142013

E! Announces Britney Spears Documentary for December

RCA RecordsWith Britney Spears' new album, Britney Jean, and a Las Vegas residency fast approaching, E! has scheduled a documentary on the pop star.

The cable network has announced a 90-minute special, I Am Britney Jean, which will explore the singer's "next chapter." Specifically, it will follow Britney as she puts together her album and prepares for her Vegas show, Britney: Piece of Me.

The documentary will premiere Sunday, December 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern time, with an encore presentation scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET.

This isn't the first time Britney has let TV cameras into her world: anyone remember her 2005 reality series with then-husband Kevin Federline, Chaotic?

Britney Jean will be released December 3. Piece of Me gets underway at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on December 27.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Country Star Trivia 

Comstock/ThinkstockWhat is the title of Sugarland's most recent studio album? ANSWER: The Incredible Machine.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Bid for a Chance to Have Coffee with Ex-Journey Singer Steve Perry

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for City of HopeIf you're a big Journey fan who believes that one day you'll get to chat in person with ex-frontman Steve Perry, don't stop believin'!  The celebrated singer is offering the chance to have coffee with him in Los Angeles as part of an auction to benefit the City of Hope medical facility.

The winning bidder must be over 18 and is expected to "conduct him/herself appropriately" when meeting Perry.  Bidding for the coffee break with Steve will be accepted at CharityBuzz.com through 2 p.m. ET on November 26.

Located in Duarte, California, City of Hope focuses on compassionate patient care and research into and implementation of state-of-the-art medical treatment.

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Thursday
Nov142013

"Glee" Takes On Twerking in Thursday's Episode 

Adam Rose/FoxIf you think it's about time that Glee acknowledged two of the biggest music stars of 2013 -- Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus -- then you'll be thrilled with Thursday night's episode, called "The End of Twerking." 

Both "Blurred Lines" and "Wrecking Ball" figure prominently in the episode, which starts when a video of Blaine twerking goes viral. Mr. Schue is then inspired to incorporate the dance into New Directions' routine for Nationals, to make them more "edgy."  When the kids complain that they don't know how to twerk, Jake and Kitty are enlisted to teach them.  Predictably, Principal Sue objects to the sexually explicit dance move, leading the kids to stage a protest. 

In the midst of this, Marley finds out that Jake is cheating on her with Bree, the evil Cheerio, and Unique raises the issue of gender equality in the school's bathrooms.

Meanwhile, in New York, Rachel and Kurt decide to get "edgy" themselves and visit a tattoo parlor, with disastrous results.

Here's the song list for Thursday's episode:

"You Are Woman, I Am Man" (from Funny Girl) -- Rachel & Paolo
"Blurred Lines" (Robin Thicke) -- Will, Jake, New Directions
"If I Were a Boy"  (Beyonce) -- Unique
"Wrecking Ball" (Miley Cyrus) -- Marley
"On Our Way" (The Royal Concept) -- New Directions

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Thursday
Nov142013

Thomas Rhett Selected as November NRA Country Artist of the Month

Big Machine Label GroupThomas Rhett has been chosen as the NRA Country Artist of the Month for November, just one week after his debut album, It Goes Like This, landed in stores. NRA Country celebrates men and women in uniform, the great outdoors and love of family, and Thomas fits that bill perfectly.

He says, "Traveling down the roads of our beautiful country, I’ve met lots of people.  People who work hard, are dedicated to their family and jobs, and who are quick to help their neighbors. I love this country, am proud to be an American, and I am NRA Country."

NRA Country is giving away a pair of tickets to each one of Thomas's remaining 2013 shows. Watch NRA Country's Facebook and Twitter accounts for your chance to win.

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Thursday
Nov142013

Ne-Yo to Perform at Live 4 the Give Holiday Benefit Concert

Photo courtesy of FruttareNe-Yo has been tapped to perform for a good cause. The entertainer will take stage for the inaugural Live 4 the Give Holiday Benefit Concert, which will raise money for family-focused nonprofit organizations.

"The nonprofits benefiting from Live 4 the Give do amazing work for underprivileged families and children, and I am honored to be part of an event that makes selfless acts the No. 1 priority," said Ne-Yo in a statement. "Paying it forward and giving back is important to me as my foundation, the Compound Foundation, works to enhance the well-being of youth growing up in foster care and group homes. Our goal is to support bright futures for young people by helping them forge healthy relationships and pursuing their dreams. With this concert, Live 4 the Give brings all of us together to be part of a groundbreaking campaign."

Live 4 the Give's unique digital giving campaign is allowing fans to win tickets through mobile voting and charitable donations for the event, which helps support disadvantaged youth and families in need during the holiday giving season.

Jennifer Hudson, who will be making a guest appearance at the concert, comments, "Live 4 the Give can make a huge impact on the lives of New York City's less fortunate. We're thankful to all our fans around the world for coming together to help those who need it most this holiday season."

With a guest appearance from Sheryl Crow, the event will take place at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Monday, December 2 at 9 p.m.  Visit Live4theGive.org to learn more.

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