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Monday
Jan202014

Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes Expected to Debut at, or Near, Top of "Billboard" Album Chart

Columbia RecordsBruce Springsteen's High Hopes could be headed for a big #1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart, as the magazine reports that the album is projected to sell between 90,000 and 100,000 units during its first week out.  However, the record may have some stiff competition for the top slot with the tally's current #1, the soundtrack to the animated Disney movie Frozen, which also was predicted to sell about 90,000 copies by the end of the current sales week on Sunday, January 19.

If High Hopes does land at #1 on the Billboard 200, it will be the Boss' 11th release overall to achieve the milestone.  That would push Springsteen out of a tie with Elvis Presley for the third-most #1 chart-topping albums ever.  The only artists with more are The Beatles with 19 and rapper Jay Z with 13.

Bruce is in the midst of a run of chart-topping studio albums, with his last three -- 2012's Wrecking Ball, 2009's Working on a Dream and 2007's Magic -- all reaching #1.  High Hopes features a number of unreleased songs that the Boss has worked on over the last 10 years or so, and includes contributions from late E Street Band members Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici.  In addition, Springsteen credits Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who appears on eight tracks, as a major catalyst in the project's development.

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Monday
Jan202014

Bon Jovi Takes $39 Million NYC Pad Off Market, Checks Out New, Even Pricier Digs 

Credit: David BergmanThere's good news and bad news for Jon Bon Jovi when it comes to his New York City real estate holdings. 

On the one hand, LLCNY.com reports that he's taken his penthouse in New York's trendy SoHo neighborhood off the market.  It failed to sell, even after he dropped the price from $45 million to a measly $39.9 million.  Experts believe the 7,452-square-foot home was still over-priced, especially since the resale market for super-expensive properties has softened.

Now, the good news: the failure to sell one pricey property hasn't deterred Jon from looking at a new place that's could be even more expensive.  The New York Post reports that Jon and his wife were spotted touring some brand-new penthouses that have been constructed in a building in the equally trendy NoLIta neighborhood.  The units, which haven't officially gone on sale yet, are priced from around $21 million to a whopping $60 million.

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Monday
Jan202014

Guitarist Daniel Kessler Explains Reasons for Interpol’s Hiatus

Jelle WagenaarInterpol recently announced they’ll be putting out a new album and returning to the road this year. Guitarist Daniel Kessler says the group needed to go on hiatus for a few years so they could recharge their batteries following their lengthy tour to support 2010’s self-titled album.

"There was never any sense that we'd come to a breaking point or anything but if you play 200 shows and tour as hard as we did, you need time to get back to other elements of life, and start thinking about new songs," he tells NME.

Kessler adds he’s excited to release the new material, noting the quality of the songs was the main reason the band decided to reunite this year. "We're never lacking ideas or inspiration,” he explains. “We got back together because we felt that some of these songs had a certain urgency. It feels new again."

A release date for Interpol’s fifth studio album has yet to be announced. It’s likely the band will showcase some of the new material when they perform at the upcoming Governors Ball Music Festival, which will be held June 6-8 on New York City's Randall’s Island. Other acts set to take the stage at the event include Jack White, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, Foster the People, TV on the Radio, Spoon, Broken Bells, Blur frontman Damon Albarn, former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis and Bastille, as well as a set by Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas.

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Monday
Jan202014

Mack Wilds Stars in Sean John Spring 2014 Ad Campaign

Sean JohnMack Wilds has already enjoyed a successful transition from acting to recording his critically acclaimed album, New York: A Love Story.  Now, the young star will appear in Sean John's new spring 2014 ad campaign, dubbed "Dream Big."

The fashion brand announced Mack will be joined by actor Rob Beitzel, musicians Pheo and Cashius Green, and a renowned chef, Roble Ali, who are living out their dreams in their professional endeavors.

"Diddy often uses: Dream it, wake up, do it. When he created the Sean John line, it was with this mantra in mind.  This is a brand for those who not only dream but dream big," explains Jeff Tweedy, president of Sean John. "Our Dream Big campaign concept is meant to celebrate those men who make their dreams a reality.  We worked with the next generation of dream makers; men of creativity, vision, and drive…men who can follow in the footsteps of a visionary like Mr. Combs."

Tweedy adds, "This next generation of talent exemplifies the Sean John man of today; talented, smart, hard-working and fashionable.  The Sean John man strives for nothing but the best and these men exemplify that ideal."

Consumers can anticipate Sean John’s spring 2014 collection to be available at Macy’s stores nationwide beginning in February 2014.

In other news, Wilds' debut album, New York: A Love Story, is nominated in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, which airs live on January 26, 2014 at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS. The nod marks his first Grammy nomination.

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Monday
Jan202014

The National's Bryce Dessner & Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood to Release Split Album of Classical Music

Deutsche GrammophonThe National's Bryce Dessner and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood are teaming up to showcase some of the classical music pieces they’ve written over the last several years. Classical music record label Deutsche Grammophon has announced that it will be releasing a split album which contains three orchestral works by Dessner and a suite from Greenwood's score for the soundtrack for 2007’s There Will Be Blood on March 3.

Dessner’s section of the album includes his 2011 composition “St. Carolyn by the Sea,” which features his brother and fellow National band mate Aaron Dessner on electric guitar, as well as 2012's "Lachrimae" and 2007's "Raphael."

If you’re looking to hear Dessner’s "St. Carolyn by the Sea" live in concert, some selections from the piece will be performed by the Wordless Music Orchestra at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on March 7, and at the MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati, OH, on March 21.

Here is the track list for St. Carolyn by the Sea; Suite from There Will Be Blood

“St. Carolyn by the Sea” (by Bryce Dessner)
“Lachrimae” (by Bryce Dessner)
“Raphael” (by Bryce Dessner)
“Open Spaces” (by Jonny Greenwood)
“Future Markets” (by Jonny Greenwood)
“HW/Hope of New Fields” (by Jonny Greenwood)
“Henry Plainview” (by Jonny Greenwood)
“Proven Lands” (by Jonny Greenwood)
“Oil” (by Jonny Greenwood)

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Monday
Jan202014

Jimmy Fallon Explains Why U2 Will Be His First "Tonight Show" Guest

Courtesy of U2On February 17, Jimmy Fallon will take over for Jay Leno as the host of NBC's Tonight Show, and his first musical guest that night will be U2.  Fallon told reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour over the weekend that landing the band is something he'd tried to do before, but failed.

"When I first started I tried to get U2 as a guest," said Fallon, speaking about his current stint as the host of NBC's Late Night. "And they didn't want to tell me, but at the time they had a secret thing with Letterman. They were doing a week on Letterman. So I couldn't get them. So instead I got the next best Irishman, which is Van Morrison and he came and he was my first musical guest."

"So now, hopefully, I have lucky times four," Fallon added.

U2's appearance on Fallon's show would seem to indicate that the band will be ramping up a media blitz for their long-awaited new album, which is reportedly due in April.

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Monday
Jan202014

Garth Brooks Announces Two Warm-Up Shows in Ireland Before World Tour

John Russell/CMALast month, Garth Brooks confirmed plans for a massive, three-year world tour.  Although he hasn't yet revealed any specifics -- other than that it will begin later this year -- Garth just announced that he'll warm up for the tour with two shows in Ireland this July.

Dubbed the Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event, the shows will take place at Croke Park in Dublin, where Brooks played two sold-out shows 16 years ago.

"Before we go back on tour in the fall of 2014, I want to challenge myself, the band, and crew," Garth said in a statement.  "In '97, we were lucky enough to play Croke Park, the stadium was under construction. 130,000+ of some of the greatest fans in the world. I was quoted then as saying 'When this stadium is finished, I would love to come back and try to fill it again...this time to the brink.'...and we're back to do just that.”

The Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event takes place Friday and Saturday, July 25 & 26.  Tickets go on sale Thursday morning, January 30 via Ticketmaster.

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Monday
Jan202014

Paul McCartney Attends Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Party at the White House

ABC News RadioPaul McCartney helped the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, celebrate her 50th birthday at the White House on Saturday night.

Sir Paul and his wife, Nancy Shevell, were among the many big names who attended the event, according to People magazine. A source says, "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party!"

The insider adds, "He pulled his jacket off...and then danced away with his wife."

Beyoncé performed at the event, and a variety of artists sang "Happy Birthday" to the first lady.

Other celebrities who attended the first lady's 50th birthday bash included Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Samuel L. Jackson and Rachel Ray.

Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday.

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Monday
Jan202014

Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo/ThinkstockZac Brown Band and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts make guest appearances on ABC's Nashville Wednesday night at 10 ET.

Jay Leno will wrap up his run as host of NBC's Tonight Show with Blake Shelton appearing on February 5 and Garth Brooks stopping by on February 6.

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Monday
Jan202014

Rascal Flatts Is Honored to Influence the Next Generation of Country Stars

CMARascal Flatts has been tearing up the country charts for 14 years now, so it's no surprise new artists like Hunter Hayes and duo Dan + Shay cite the band's sound an influence on their music. The guys in Rascal Flatts are honored to have a role in shaping the next crop of country stars.

"It always makes you feel good," says bass player Jay DeMarcus. "Any time that you're recognized for any of the work that you've done, and it's touched somebody in some way and inspired them to do something, I'm very, very, very proud of that."

Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox says a lot of their influence stems from recording timeless songs like "God Bless the Broken Road" and "What Hurts the Most."

He explains, "You think about some of these songs that people are getting on American Idol with, you know, songs of ours that they sing, or The Voice. You know, some people are still singing "Broken Road." That song, to think about, it was already 10 years old by the time we got it."

Jay chimes in with a laugh, "When we put that out in the late '70s, we never dreamed…"

Rascal Flatts just released "Rewind," the lead single from their new studio album due out later this year.

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Monday
Jan202014

Yes Begins Recording New Album; Drummer Alan White Says He's Excited About Band's 2nd Annual Fan Cruise

Photo: Rob ShanahanYes has revealed that it's begun working on a new studio album, which will be the group's first with its latest lead singer, Jon Davison.  The legendary prog-rockers posted a series of photos on their Facebook page last week that shows the entire band hunkered down in a Los Angeles recording studio with producer Roy Thomas Baker, whose impressive resume includes most of Queen's classic 1970s albums.

In a recent interview with ABC News Radio, Yes drummer Alan White showered praise on Davison, who officially joined the group's lineup in February 2012.

"The band is playing really exceptionally well with [Jon], and he's really rose to the occasion," White declared.  "His voice is absolutely phenomenal, he really takes care of it and takes care of himself, and is right on the ball every night.  And, it's bouncing off the rest of the band."

In addition, White revealed that Davison, who also fronts the band Glass Hammer, has been contributing song ideas to the new project.

"Jon's an exceptionally good writer," said Alan.  "We've all been enjoying the fact he's been sending out ideas for songs…and we're just pooling all those ideas together to come up with, hopefully…what we call Yes music at the end of the day."

Meanwhile, in less than three months, Yes will host its second annual Cruise to the Edge, which will sail through the Caribbean with a variety of other prog-rock acts.  The five-day nautical music festival will set sail from Miami on April 7 and visit Isla de Roatan in Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico, before returning to port on April 12.

The cruise's lineup also features Marillion, ex-Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, Queensrÿche, U.K., former Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz, Renaissance, Tangerine Dream, The Strawbs and Saga.  In addition, famed Yes album artist Roger Dean will be along for the journey, together with an exhibit of his paintings.

White said he and his band mates had "a real lot of fun" on the inaugural edition of the cruise, and he's looking forward to this year's trip.

"Everybody involved all enjoyed it so much and we had a good time on board," he told ABC News Radio.

The 64-year-old rocker also pointed out that the event gives the band members a chance to brush elbows with some of their biggest fans.

"You tend to mix with the crowd and all the people who pay the money to come on the cruise," he explains.  "I'll wander around the boat and talk to people and…the fans really appreciate it, so it's a really hands-on experience."

Prior to the 2014 Cruise to the Edge, Yes will mount a Canadian tour that runs from a March 19 show in Victoria through an April 2 concert in Hamilton.  The band also has scheduled a pair of U.S. performances just before the cruise, on April 4 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and April 5 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  As they've done on their previous few treks, the group will perform three of their classic 1970s albums in their entirety at shows on their upcoming outing.

Following the Cruise to the Edge, the band will head to the U.K. and mainland Europe for a series of late-spring dates.  White told ABC News Radio that after the European trek, "We have a short break and then we'll be doing about another six-week tour of America."  He added that the group also has plans to visit Australia, Japan and, possibly, the Philippines this year.

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Monday
Jan202014

Brian May Shares Encouraging Health Update; Says He's Working on a Recently Uncovered Queen Rarity

Hollywood RecordsQueen guitarist Brian May has shared some good news about the recent health problems he's been experiencing.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who a few weeks ago revealed he'd undergone tests for cancer, reports in a message posted on BrianMay.com this past week that his doctor told him no cancer cells were found in a biopsy done on his prostate gland.

Adds May, "As far as that vital organ is concerned, I am -- thank God -- in the clear.  It's a great relief."

The 66-year-old rocker does note, however, "There are still some mysteries to be solved, but I am going to take a moment to count my blessings, and get back into life in the big wide world."

May initially reported that he began visiting doctors last month to try to determine the source of serious pain he'd been experiencing during the previous few months.  He explained late last month that his physicians did find abnormalities in his back, but the tests he'd taken up to that time hadn't found any cancer.

Meanwhile, May also announced that he and Queen drummer Roger Taylor have been preparing for release some rare recordings from the band.  He wrote that one song he was working on this past week "has the four of us, Freddie [Mercury], John [Deacon], Roger and myself, playing together on a track that we'd all forgotten about that was never finished."

He reports that, while the song has been "carefully transferred into the ProTools environment, [it sounds] exactly like it did off the 24-track tape it was recorded on…OVER THIRTY YEARS AGO!"  May adds that both he and Taylor are working on separate songs in their respective "studio set-ups," and says that they plan to get together to "compare notes very soon, and figure out where we go from here."

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Monday
Jan202014

Lee Brice Keeps His Kids Off the Road to Maintain Their Steady Schedule

CurbLee Brice's touring operation continues to grow as he continues scoring hits like "Hard to Love" and "I Drive Your Truck." This year Lee has two buses and a semi-truck hauling his band, crew and gear around the country, and they're using every bit of space in all three vehicles.

Lee says, "Basically, whenever I have out some writers, or whenever I bring out the family, I'm just gonna get another bus for that weekend."

Lee only takes his wife, Sara, and their two young sons, Takoda and Ryker, out on the road a handful of times each year, though.

"We don't really try to keep the kids out on the road. We want to keep 'em at home, [and] have a steady routine," Lee explains. "So, it'll be three or four times tops in the year that the family will come out and spend a weekend. Other than that, I just try to get home and when I'm home, stay home."

Lee is on the road with Luke Bryan's That's My Kind of Night tour this year. Go to LeeBrice.com for a full list of tour dates.

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Monday
Jan202014

Fantasia Scheduled to Co-Host ABC's "The View"

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Fantasia Barrino has confirmed that she will serve as a guest co-host on ABC’s The View on Monday when the show honors the late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Can’t wait to co-host @TheViewTV on Monday for MLK Day!! RT my #RockSoul <3," she tweeted on Friday. The show will also include segments with Kate Gosselin and her 13-year old twins, Mady and Cara; and chef Sunny Anderson, as well as a performance from Sara Bareilles.

The episode, which airs on Monday, January 20 at 11 a.m ET, will also feature children from the acclaimed chorus at Staten Island’s P.S. 22 for a special reading of King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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Monday
Jan202014

5FDP Guitarist Jason Hook to Release Second Solo Album

Scott Legato/Getty ImagesJason Hook is ready to go solo again. The Five Finger Death Punch guitarist has just announced he’ll be putting out his second solo album sometime this spring.

While Hook isn’t giving any details about the new album, his debut solo release, 2007’s Safety Dunce, was an instrumental project that featured percussion by 5FDP drummer Jeremy Spencer. Safety Dunce picked up the trophy for Best Instrumental Record at the 2007 L.A. Music Awards.

It may be a while before Hook promotes the release, as he’s got a pretty full slate of tour dates with 5FDP in the upcoming months. The next show for the band will be on the ShipRocked cruise, which is slated to set sail January 26-30. In addition to a headlining concert by 5FDP, the festival-at-sea includes sets by Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Sevendust, In This Moment, Candlebox, Tremonti, Young Guns, Black Stone Cherry, and Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch’s side project, Love & Death.

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Monday
Jan202014

Aretha Franklin Confirmed for the 2014 BET Honors

Photo: Matthew Jordan SmithBET has announced that legendary singer Aretha Franklin will be honored at the 2014 BET Honors, which celebrates distinguished African-Americans excelling in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education.

Aretha will  be joined by rapper-actor Ice Cube and Motown founder Berry Gordy during the ceremony, which will take place at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. on February 8.

American Express CEO Ken Chenault and photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems will also receive tributes at the event. Performers and presenters will be announced at a later time.

Hosted by Wayne Brady, the 2014 BET Honors is scheduled to air on Monday, February 24 at 9 p.m. ET on BET.

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Monday
Jan202014

Beyoncé Performs at Michelle Obama's 50th Birthday Party at the White House

Facebook.com/BeyonceBeyoncé helped the first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, celebrate her 50th birthday at the White House on Saturday night.

Details regarding the party have been kept private, but Beyoncé performed at the event, and she posted onto her Tumblr account several photos of herself at the White House, including a few that also feature her two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. There's a cute snapshot of Blue Ivy interacting with the Obamas' new dog, Sunny.

Incidentally, Blue Ivy recently celebrated her own birthday, and B commemorated that occasion on Tumblr, too, posting a photo of a mini Ferrari and mini Cadillac gifted to her child.

Beyoncé has strong ties to President Obama and his wife. She performed "At Last" at the 2009 Inaugural Ball, when Mr. and Mrs. Obama danced for the first time as president and first lady.

Beyoncé also famously sang the national anthem at Obama's inauguration ceremony last year. She later admitted she sang along to a pre-recorded track following accusations that she lip-synched the performance.

A variety of artists sang "Happy Birthday" to the first lady at her 50th birthday bash. Other celebrities in attendance included Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Samuel L. Jackson and Rachel Ray.

According to People magazine, Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy Shevell, were there, too. A source says, "Sir Paul didn't allow many people to come between him and his bride. He came to party!"

Michelle Obama turned 50 on Friday.

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Monday
Jan202014

1D's Liam Payne, Under Fire for Pro-"Duck Dynasty" Tweet, Unleashes Attack Against Journalists

ABC/Matt BrownOne Direction's Liam Payne went on a foul-mouthed Twitter rant in reaction to criticism he received for a tweet in which he expressed his admiration for one of the stars of Duck Dynasty.

It all started when Liam sent a tweet to Duck Dynasty star Willie Robertson. In the now-deleted tweet, Liam wrote, "@williebosshog huge love to you/your family huge respect for your business prosperities and the family values you still all behold. big fan."  Liam seemed unaware of the recent controversy in which Willie's father, Phil Robertson, was temporarily suspended from the show for making anti-gay comments to GQ magazine. However, he was quickly clued in when fans started criticizing him for praising Willie and the show.

At first, Liam defended his position, writing in yet another tweet, which also has since been deleted, "Being a fan of someone’s show and the way they still hold a family together doesn’t mean I am OK with all they say."  He followed that up with an increasingly-frustrated tweet that reads, "Oh my god can someone literally not be a fan if a show without [being] labeled WTf."

Liam then went off, railing against journalists whom he claims are trying to twist his words and make him look bad. 

"What I gotta do to please you bastards I'm a 20 year old just living life as you did when u were twenty but in extraordinary circumstances," he wrote. "I can't do anything without being judged. u try that and write about it. And I know I'm playing into your hands writing these tweets but I'm sick of stupid stories, it's time you all grow up and write about things that actually matter not what im gunna have for dinner tomorrow or who I'm a fan [of]...write about something real for once there's plenty of issues In the world." 

"I just watched a show and I liked it as most people do stop sitting in my twitter and do your research," Liam continued, before clarifying, "All those tweets are aimed at journalists and bloggers not fans."  Then, he intimated that he was taking a break from Twitter, saying, "Sick of all this bull ill be back again when the freedom of speech law is back and people don't believe to much into the bulls**t they read."

Liam also posted a screen capture of several headlines about the Robertson tweet, and captioned it, "Look at this s**t."

Then, Liam suggested that the group's management would call him on the carpet for his actions, writing, "Can't wait for the call tomorrow where I get told off for cussing, had to be said. like I said before much worse has happened In the world."  Then again, addressing journalists, he added, "Pick ur b*** up off the floor and get on with it instead of taking advantage of every word said and twisting it for your own gain."

Liam's sister Ruth then came to her brother's defense, writing on Twitter, "My brother tweeted he respected family values; not that he supports [the Robertsons]," adding, "I hope he has a long time away from twitter now and enjoys his time off without being judged. at the moment he just needs a break."

Explaining that her brother didn't know about the Duck Dynasty controversy, Ruth wrote, "thing is hes just been catching up on tv n he said this was on the other day n he thought it was good how they were together. i called him last night n said, 'Mate what's ur tweet mean?' He said the shows good and there a nice working family, so i said do you know what the dad's said? He had no idea he's only just started watching tv after 3 yrs and he said 'oh ruth what have i done again? i cant do anything right can i?' He literally had no idea :("

Last week, Liam was forced to apologize on Twitter after photos that showed him balancing on the ledge of an apartment building in London were posted online by his friends.  "It was a stupid and irresponsible thing to do. I am sorry, and do not endorse any fans trying to repeat this, as it is extremely dangerous," Liam wrote.

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Monday
Jan202014

Pink and Katy Perry Share Cover Girl Love on Twitter

Images courtesy Cover GirlPink and Katy Perry are pop superstars, but they're also fans...of each other.  Both singers are spokeswomen for Cover Girl, so when Pink saw a photo on Twitter of two Cover Girl billboards of herself and Katy right next to each other, she couldn't resist sharing the image with Katy.

"Hey!  Look at us!!!" Pink tweeted to Katy. "Nice to be watching over traffic with you "  Both Pink and Katy are scheduled to sing at the Grammys this Sunday night; Pink will duet on "Just Give Me a Reason" with fun. frontman Nate Ruess, while Katy will perform an as-yet-unannounced track.  Both are nominees as well.

When it comes to the Grammys, Katy has yet to win, despite multiple nominations. Pink has won three times over 13 nominations, not counting this year.  Pink made reference to her less-than-stellar track record last month on a red carpet when she was asked where she keeps her statuettes. "They're on a shelf. I look at them. [My daughter] Willow plays with them a lot," she told reporters, and then laughed, "You also get this medal for being nominated, so I have lots of those!"

Pink has a shot at two additional Grammys this Sunday: Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Song of the Year, both for "Just Give Me a Reason."  Katy's up for two as well: Song of the Year for "Roar," and Best Pop Solo Performance for her hit, "Roar."

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Sunday
Jan192014

Poor Kelly Clarkson's Still Sick As a Dog

Peter Kramer/NBCKelly Clarkson is going to have a baby in less than six months, and she was really looking forward to the end of her first trimester, because she was hoping her horrible morning sickness would pass.  Well, she's already into her second trimester, and unfortunately, that hasn't happened yet.

Kelly recently returned to Twitter after being away for a while, and she told her fans, "I have been and still am pretty ill from pregnancy so haven't felt like doing much of anything."  She added, "Our baby is healthy but sadly I'm still tossing cookies everyday BUT I'd rather be sick than the baby so it's all good."

Kelly's sickness is so bad that she proudly stated in a Twitter posting, "Didn't throw up once from pregnancy while walking my dogs," and added the hashtag, "

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