ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson has purchased a farmhouse-style home in Encino, California for $8.5 million, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The newly-built two-story home features eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms and a chef’s kitchen – plenty of room for Kelly’s family including her two young kids, River Rose and Remy, and two stepchildren, Savannah and Seth, with husband Brandon Blackstock. The master suite has an oversized dressing room, a fireplace and a balcony overlooking the backyard.
The half-acre property also includes a wine cellar and a home theater, while the outdoor area is tricked out with a covered patio, a barbecue island and swimming pool.
Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor has previously said that she wants to hold her upcoming wedding to actor Daryl Sabara in her backyard. But now we know when she's planning to tie the knot: in December.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Meghan says of her upcoming nuptials, "I'm thinking Christmas. Nice and cold so that when we dance and we get sweaty, we can, like, cool off, y'know?" She insists that she still wants the event to take place in her backyard, though.
Meanwhile, Meghan says she's thrilled for Ariana Grande, who recently got engaged to Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson. While Meghan and Ariana are friendly, she hasn't spoken to her since the engagement. But she tells ET, "I'm so happy for them. They're the cutest thing of all time!"
Meghan's new album, Treat Myself, is due August 31.
ABC/Paula LoboBebe Rexha's debut album Expectations just came out today, but it's already gone gold, thanks to the streaming success of its songs -- especially "Meant to Be," which alone has racked up over a billion streams.
Friday, during Bebe's performance in New York's Central Park on ABC's Good Morning America, her mom presented her with the gold album award plaque, and the singer was so happy, she cried.
"It's amazing, and especially that my mom handed the plaque over to me was a really emotional moment," Bebe told ABC Radio about her achievement right afterward.
"It's just, it's mind-blowing, I think it's been a long time coming and it's just...I dunno! It's kinda, I dunno, it's amazing, I don't know how to put it in words!" she added.
It's hard to believe that Bebe's just releasing her debut album now, considering she's been releasing songs since 2012, and before that, she had success as a behind-the-scenes songwriter.
"It's a lot more pressure, y'know?" she explained. "When you're a songwriter and you write songs for other artists, you kinda just give it to the artist and then however it goes, it goes. But then when it's you...you're nervous 'cause you wanna make sure people like it, and it does well."
It doesn't seem like Bebe's going to have to worry too much about that -- she's already getting a lot of love. In fact, on Friday, she was presented with two Radio Disney Music Awards -- Freshest Best New Artist and Best Collaboration -- ahead of the actual awards show, which takes place tonight.
"I think that seeing the reactions from the fans is so overwhelming and incredible," she told ABC Radio. "So, it feels great so far!"
FOXSelena Gomez and Cardi B lead the second wave of music nominees for this year's Teen Choice Awards.
The two artists scored four nominations each, including Choice Summer Female Artist and Choice Summer Song for Selena’s “Back to You” and "Girls Like You," Cardi’s collabo with Maroon 5.
Other music nominees include Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Drake, Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, Camilla Cabello and Halsey.
Fans can vote for their favorites today through Thursday, June 28 on TeenChoice.com and Twitter. The 2018 Teen Choice Awards airs live from the Forum in Los Angeles, on Sunday, August 12 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.
Here’s the second wave of music nominees:
Choice Pop Song "Delicate" – Taylor Swift "Don’t Go Breaking My Heart" – The Backstreet Boys "In My Blood" – Shawn Mendes "No Excuses" – Meghan Trainor "No Tears Left to Cry" – Ariana Grande "This Is Me" – Keala Settle & “The Greatest Showman” Ensemble
Choice Country Song "Cry Pretty" – Carrie Underwood "Heaven" – Kane Brown "Life Changes" – Thomas Rhett "Meant to Be" – Bebe Rexha (feat. Florida Georgia Line) "Mercy" – Brett Young "Most People Are Good" – Luke Bryan
Choice Electronic/Dance Song "All Night" – Steve Aoki & Lauren Jauregui "Friends" – Marshmello & Anne–Marie "One Kiss" – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa "Perfect" – Topic & Ally Brooke "Solo" – Clean Bandit (feat. Demi Lovato) "The Middle" – Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song "All The Stars" – Kendrick Lamar & SZA "Finesse (Remix)" – Bruno Mars (feat. Cardi B) "God's Plan" – Drake "Let You Down" – NF "Love Lies" – Khalid & Normani "This Is America" – Childish Gambino
Choice Rock/Alternative Song "Alone" – Halsey (feat. Big Sean & Stefflon Don) "Hard Times" – Paramore "High Hopes" – Panic! At the Disco "No Roots" – Alice Merton "Sit Next to Me" – Foster the People "Whatever It Takes" – Imagine Dragons
Choice Latin Song "Boom Boom" – RedOne, Daddy Yankee, French Montana & Dinah Jane "Dinero" – Jennifer Lopez (feat. DJ Khaled, Cardi B) "Échame La Culpa" – Luis Fonsi, Demi Lovato "Familiar" – Liam Payne & J Balvin "Hey DJ" – CNCO, Yandel "Mi Gente" – J Balvin, Willy William
Choice Breakout Artist Bazzi Khalid Lauv Logic Marshmello SZA
Choice Next Big Thing Black Pink Jackson Wang Jacob Sartorius MattyBRaps NCT Stray
Choice International Artist Black Pink BTS CNCO EXO Got7 Super Junior
Choice Summer Song "Back To You" – Selena Gomez "Familiar" – Liam Payne & J Balvin "Girls Like You" – Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B "Nice For What" – Drake "One Kiss" – Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa "Youngblood" – 5 Seconds of Summer
Choice Summer Female Artist Ariana Grande Camila Cabello Cardi B Halsey Meghan Trainor Selena Gomez
Choice Summer Male Artist Charlie Puth Kane Brown Liam Payne Niall Horan Shawn Mendes Zayn
Choice Summer Group 5 Seconds of Summer Dan Shay Imagine Dragons Maroon 5 Panic! At The Disco The Chainsmokers
Choice Summer Tour Charlie Puth – The Voicenotes Tour Harry Styles – Live on Tour Jay–Z and Beyoncé – On the Run II Tour Kendrick Lamar, Sza and More – The Championship Tour Niall Horan – Flicker World Tour Taylor Swift – Reputation Stadium Tour
Choice Instagrammer Dwayne Johnson John Mayer Justin Timberlake Lucy Hale Selena Gomez Will Smith
Choice Snapchatter Ariana Grande Demi Lovato Ethan Dolan Grayson Dolan Kendall Jenner Meghan Trainor
KIDinaKORNER/Interscope RecordsDan Reynolds has teamed up famed film composer Hans Zimmer for a new song called "Skipping Stones."
The track, available now for digital download, is featured in the Imagine Dragons frontman's upcoming documentary Believer, which follows his journey to bridge the gap between his Mormon faith and the LGBTQ community.
"'Skipping Stones' is a song about feeling lost in life and upset with the state of things," says Reynolds. "I wrote it for the film to convey my feelings about the state of things within my community and a desire for change."
Reynolds adds that working with Zimmer, who's known for his work on films such as Inception, Gladiator and The Dark Knight, is "truly a dream realized."
"He is a musical genius and even more importantly a powerful, humble and gentle man," Reynolds says of the composer. "He was so passionate about the cause and wanted to be a part of it. He set aside everything to score the film and work on the song. I'm very proud of the end result."
"When I heard about Believer and the incredible work Dan is doing to help promote change, love, and acceptance within his church, I wanted to be part of it," Zimmer adds.
"This is too important not to get involved, to stay silent. Music connects us all. And if you listen to Dan's music that comes so from his heart, maybe you’ll start listening to each other’s hearts."
Michael FurlongerAnne-Marie just amped up her summer touring schedule.
In between dates opening for her pal Ed Sheeran on the North American leg of his Divide tour, the singer has added some solo headlining shows for August and September.
Her solo dates kick off August 20 in Los Angeles and will be peppered throughout her shows with Ed, concluding September 26 in Washington, D.C. Tickets are on sale now.
Anne-Marie released her debut album Speak Your Mind in April. It includes her hit Marshmello collab “Friends” and the song “2002” which she co-wrote with Ed.
Here is the list of Anne-Marie's tour dates:
8/18 –- Pasadena, CA, Rose Bowl Stadium 8/20 -– Los Angeles, CA, The Roxy* 8/21 -– San Francisco, CA, AT&T Park 8/24 -– Portland, OR, Holocene* 8/25 -– Seattle, WA, Centurylink Field 8/29 -– Montreal, QB, Le Ministere* 8/30 -– Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre 8/31 -– Toronto, ON, Rogers Centre 9/1 –- Detroit, MI, Shelter* 9/6 –- St. Louis, MO, Busch Stadium 9/8 –- Detroit, MI, Ford Field 9/10 -– Columbus, OH, A&R Music Bar* 9/13 -– Boston, MA, Brighton Music Hall* 9/14 -– Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium 9/15 -– Foxboro, MA, Gillette Stadium 9/17 -– New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom* 9/18 -– Brooklyn, NY, Rough Trade* 9/21 –- East Rutherford, NJ, Metlife Stadium 9/22 –- East Rutherford, NJ, Metlife Stadium 9/24 -– Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall* 9/26 -– Washington, DC, U Street Music Hall* 9/27 -– Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field 9/29 -– Pittsburgh, PA, PNC Park
courtesy Interscope RecordsDaya has released a new song called “Safe,” inspired by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas last October.
In the song, she reflects back on a more innocent time while dealing with the current harsh realities of the world.
“‘Safe’ was written the day after the Vegas shooting – I felt powerless and lost in trying to wrap my head around how such a senseless act could be possible,” Daya says in a statement.
She goes on to say that where she grew up -- in Pennsylvania -- “there was an illusion and sense of safety.”
“The sad reality, though, is that there are antagonists in society trying to build their own real-life horror stories that seem to be happening more frequently in traditionally safe spaces, like a festival or a high school,” she continues.
“We’re all being forced to recognize the proximity of evil and how easily it could affect us or someone we love.”
The 19-year-old concludes, “This song is me wishing I could just wrap a blanket of safety around myself and the people I love.”
Daya also released a lyric video for “Safe.” It’s her first new release since “New” in October 2017.
If you'd told Bebe Rexha last year that she'd spend most of 2018 holding down the #1 spot on the country chart, she wouldn't have believed you. But the success of her Florida Georgia Line collaboration, "Meant to Be," is just one of the little surprises that helped to inspire the title of her debut album Expectations, in stores today.
"My life in general, I’ve always expected things to go a certain way," Bebe tells ABC Radio. "And I always expected to, like, be married by now and have kids and I think just life is so unexpected."
"I never thought I would have a song with Florida Georgia Line, and have such an incredible country song, so life is just really interesting," she adds. "You don’t really know what’s gonna happen."
While Expectations is a pop album, Bebe says there are definitely a few tracks on it where "there's a little bit of bleeding in from the country world."
"I feel like I’ve been really inspired by it," she explains. "I feel like country music is very real and honest and raw and it’s like storytelling, and these are definitely, like, real things that have happened to me."
In fact, Bebe says she's enjoyed her experience in the country music world so much, "Meant to Be" probably won't be her last country collabo.
"I love the energy [of Nashville] and I just love the country community," she gushes. "There’s so much love, and it's kinda funny, but I feel like I have a little less stress when I write country music."
"It just feels so much more free...it’s so much more about the lyrics and the story and I love that," Bebe adds. "And it feels like, I dunno, like more therapeutic to me."
Carlos SerraoJohn Mayer may be a hugely famous pop star who's dated some of the world's most desirable women, but he's also a total guitar geek. In a new video for IGTV, Instagram's app for watching long-form vertical videos, he explains in excruciating detail how he recorded his latest single, "New Light." Along the way, he also reveals that he used a late, great superstar's guitar to do it.
During the video, John plays a part of the bridge of "New Light," and explains, "This guitar part right here is played on Prince's guitar. and I'm not making that up. It was an incredible day, because we were working on this part of the song -- which was definitely Prince-tastic -- and the guitar magically came across the table in the studio from a friend....it just appeared. For an hour."
"We didn’t know it was coming and we were working on this part of the song that needed this part. It was one of the strangest, most beautiful, serendipitous moments," John continues. "Prince’s guitar showed up. So we sort of got into the spirit of the way Prince would’ve done it."
"New Light" is a stand-alone single from John which was released back in May.
Kai Z. FengWith a little “work” and a little “magic,” Bruno Mars and Rihanna have both reached a major YouTube milestone this week.
Bruno’s video for “24K Magic” and Rihanna’s video for “Work” featuring Drake have both crossed one billion views. The "24K Magic" video debuted on October 6, 2016, while "Work" hit YouTube on February 22, 2016.
Bruno is now tied with Colombian singer Maluma for the second most videos in the Billion Views Clubs. Among his other billion-view clips: "Just the Way You Are" and "That's What I Like." Justin Bieber still holds the record for the most videos with a billion views, though.
With “Work,” Rihanna is now tied with Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj for women with the most videos with a billion views. They each have four.
ABC/Image Group LAIf you thought Selena Gomez’s “Fetish” video was freaky, wait until you see her new short film.
The creepy film directed by Selena’s pal, Petra Collins, who also helmed the “Fetish video, is set to be released on Instagram’s new long-form video feature, IGTV.
You can watch excerpts of the project, titled A Love Story, on Collins’ Instagram Story now. The clips feature bizarre visuals like Selena with an eyeball in her mouth and Selena playing with a prosthetic face while reclining naked in a bathtub. There’s also a scene of her eating cake frosting off of her leg with a large knife.
It’s unclear when A Love Story will be streamed in full.
The singer has just released a song called "Sober," and introduced it on Twitter by writing, "My truth." The emotional ballad, sung in the present tense from the first-person perspective, finds Demi apologizing to everyone in her life for falling off the wagon.
However, it's not clear if she's actually describing something she's going through, or describing something that happened in the past.
She sings, "Mama, I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore/And Daddy please forgive me for the drink spilled on the floor/to the ones who never left me, we've been down this road before/I'm so sorry I'm not sober anymore."
Demi also sings that "it's only when I'm lonely" that this happens to her, and pointedly adds, "I'm sorry for the fans I lost who watched me fall again/ I wanna be a role model but I'm only human."
The song ends with her singing, "I'm sorry that I'm here again/I promise I'll get help/It wasn't my intention/I'm sorry to myself."
ABC Radio has reached out to Demi's camp to find out more about what inspired this song.
Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor got big plans for the rollout of her new album, Treat Myself, due August 31.
The pre-order for the disc, Meghan's third, goes live today, and she's just released another new track, "All the Ways." If you pre-order, you'll get an instant free download of that song, as well as previously released songs "Can't Dance," "No Excuses," and "Let You Be Right."
"All the Ways" will soundtrack a new marketing campaign for Target that's launching June 24, highlighting the chain's new fulfillment services -- as in, here are "all the ways" you can shop there. The pre-order for a Target Exclusive version of the album is also live via Target.com. That version features exclusive remixes of "All the Ways."
In a statement, Meghan says, "This album is my best work yet and I’m so proud of what we made. I say 'we' because I made this entire album with my family, my friends, and my fiancé. It’s everything I stand for and I’m excited to put an upbeat happy album out for the world.”
Meanwhile, Meghan is taking over your TV. Tonight, she appears on her reality singing competition The Four, while on Saturday, she'll be seen on the Radio Disney Music Awards. Then Monday, she'll co-host NBC's Today show and appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images; inset image of Dedrick Devonshay Williams courtesy Broward Sheriff's OfficePolice have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, ABC News has confirmed.
The suspect, Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested Wednesday in Deerfield Beach, FL and charged with first-degree murder and grand theft auto.
XXX Tentacion, born Jasheh Onfroy, was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach Monday when he was shot and killed. The gunman and an accomplice fled in a black Dodge Journey.
Since X's death, streams of his music have gone through the roof. Variety reports he broke the single-day global streaming record on Spotify with 10.4 million streams of his song "Sad!" That record was previously held by Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do," which racked up 10.1 million streams in August of 2017.
Ironically, XXX Tentacion's music was earlier removed from Spotify playlists due to his legal issues, including abuse allegations against his then-pregnant girlfriend, Geneva Ayala. Spotify dropped the ban a few days later after public a outcry.
Meanwhile, Billboardreports Ayala has raised $10,000 since Monday via a GoFundMe page to pay for her medical expenses, which were necessary following the injuries she allegedly sustained when X attacked her in 2016. (GoFundMe page features graphic imagery.)
According to Billboard, Ayala initially set up the page 2016 but was blocked from receiving the funds after fans accused her of fraud. Her rights to the page were eventually restored and the total she's raised now tops $35,000. In addition, according to Billboard, Ayala can still legally pursue a civil case against Onfroy's estate should she choose to do so.
Michael Stewart/WireImage"I came to this country as an illegal immigrant @ 5 years old."
That's how Nicki Minaj begins a post in which she weighs in on the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families.
Nicki, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago but moved when she was five to The Bronx, New York to live with her mother, writes on her Instagram: "I can’t imagine the horror of being in a strange place & having my parents stripped away from me at the age of 5. This is so scary to me."
Nicki goes on: "Please stop this. Can you try to imagine the terror & panic these kids feel right now? Not knowing if their parents are dead or alive, if they’ll ever see them again..." She ends her post with an American flag emoji.
In the face of widespread, escalating backlash, President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon signed an executive order he said would end his administration's policy of separating immigrant families from their children at the U.S. border.
Kailey Fellows/NBCPete Davidson was Jimmy Fallon's guest on Wednesday's The Tonight Show, where he confirmed his engagement to Ariana Grande publicly for the first time.
"You know you didn't have to get engaged to Ariana Grande to come on our show," Fallon began, to which Davidson replied, "But I did!"
"I feel like I won a contest," the Saturday Night Live star, told Fallon. "It's so sick. It's f****** lit, Jimmy."
Davidson, seated next to Fallon's other guest, Robert Pattinson, went on to say that random people are stopping him on the street to offer their congratulations.
"Some dude came up to me and was like, ‘Yo man, you gave me hope,'" he added.
Davidson didn't reveal a wedding date, but when it does happen, the couple has an invitation to hold it on The Tonight Show stage.
As for Grande, a source tells E! Online that the 24-year-old "No Tears Left to Cry" singer was watching from the side of the stage and "had a huge smile on her face the entire time and was constantly clapping."
In her new video for "Strangers," Halsey and her duet partner Lauren Jauregui play boxers who beat each other bloody. While filming the clip, which Halsey says was partly inspired by Christina Aguilera's "sweaty and filthy and really sexy" video for "Dirrty," she and Lauren didn't pull any punches...literally.
"We trained with real boxers and stunt coaches and got in the ring and fought each other. It was so fun!" Halsey tells ABC Radio. "'Strangers' is about this relationship where these two people are kinda beating the life out of each other emotionally, it's this like give and take, y'know? And it does feel very much like a boxing match."
"Sometimes one person's winning, sometimes another person's winning, but they're both tired and they don't want to be hurting each other, but they feel like they have to," she explains.
And since the song is about a same-sex relationship, Halsey also wanted to make sure the video didn't fall back on cliches.
"There's a lot of videos where people kind of portray female/female relationships in a way that's really overtly sensual, it's eye candy," Halsey tells ABC Radio. "It's to make you go, 'Oh my gosh!' y'know? And so I didn't wanna do that with this video. I wanted to really show the pain of the real relationship."
Halsey recently wrapped up a Latin American tour with Lauren as her opening act -- it was the Fifth Harmony singer's first solo trek. The North American leg of Halsey's tour -- her final round of dates in support of her platinum album hopeless fountain kingdom -- kicks off July 8 in Montreal.
Mert & MarcusDuring the 2016 election, when many celebrities were supporting one candidate or another, some people were upset that Taylor Swift didn't do the same, and merely encouraged people to vote. Since then, though, she's donated to the March For Our Lives campaign for gun reform. It was also reported she gave $100,000 to the legal defense fund for victims of sexual harassment. But that evidently isn't enough for one particular rock star.
Speaking to the New York Times, Trent Reznor, Oscar and Grammy-winning frontman for alternative rock band Nine Inch Nails, says that in the '90s, he was told that because he has influence, it's his job to "call out whatever needs to be called out," and he's tried to do so.
"And I think about that today, because it seemed like it was a lot easier to just keep your mouth shut and let it go back then," he continues. "You don’t hear a lot from the Taylor Swifts of the world, and top-tier, needle-moving cultural youth, because they are concerned about their brand, their demographic and their success and career and whatnot."
Meanwhile, Taylor's out on her Reputation World Tour, and is likely unconcerned about what Reznor thinks of her.
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicPink’s daughter Willow is down a tooth, but up a hundred bucks.
Carey Hart, Pink’s husband and Willow’s dad, posted about the seven-year-old’s fierce Tooth Fairy negotiating tactics.
“Willz is gonna be the next major investment banker,” he wrote. “We settled on 100 buck[s] for 1 shot at pulling her tooth out. Was the best money I ever spent, and she got 20 weeks' worth of tour per diem in 5 seconds.”
He included a picture of Willow holding her tooth in one hand and the hundred-dollar bill in the other.
Willow celebrated her seventh birthday on June 2 and Carey posted a special message for her on Instagram.
“I love this little girl more than life itself,” he wrote. “She is becoming such a strong, smart, sensitive, little girl. I’m so proud of everything you are and I enjoy every moment we are together. Even when you are giving me a hard time!”
He added, “Happy 7th big girl, your mamma, little brother, and papa love you around the moon 10 million times and back.”
Republic RecordsAriana Grande's new song "The Light Is Coming" features a repeated sample of a man's voice saying over and over, "You wouldn't let anybody speak!" While some fans find the sample annoying, others are simply wondering who the heck the guy is. Well, now we know.
MTV's Madeline Rothtweeted, "soo, the sample in @ArianaGrande’s #TheLightIsComing ('you wouldn’t let anybody speak!') appears to be from a CNN archive clip of a man shouting at the late Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter at a town hall meeting in 2009."
She included the clip in the tweet, and you can hear the man saying, "Instead, you wouldn't let anybody speak! You handed on what, 30 guards? Well, I got news for you."
According to PopBuzz, Pharrell Williams produced the song, and sampled the same event in the song "Lemon," by his group N.E.R.D., only he incorporated Specter's voice saying "Now, wait a minute!" into that track.
Meanwhile, the video for "The Light Is Coming" is now streaming on Reebok.com. It features Ariana running through the woods, at times holding a lighted ball. If you watch it on Reebok's site, you can sign up to win a pair of Classic Rapide kicks like the ones Ariana wears in the clip, autographed by the singer herself.