Taylor Swift spent Thanksgiving Day with her extended family, playing with toy drones. (Turn down the volume.) Yet she didn’t get the entire holiday off! During Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast, Swift stayed inside a studio to perform 1989 smash hit “Shake It Off.” (Only CBS showed this live rendition, while NBC featured the Great American Marching Band’s spirited cover instead.)
Being pop music’s BFF and all, Swift appeared happy to be there. When the “Blank Space” star wasn’t acting as Diana Ross to her troupe of backup singer-dancers — how fitting, given recent events — she eyed one of her saxophonists and spanked the ass of another, right when she was getting down to that sick beat. Watch Swift perform “Shake It Off” for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade up top (turn the volume back up), then see her holiday snapshots below. More »
Meghan Trainor entertained the holiday audience and performed her current single, “Lips Are Movin,” at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This spectacle aims to impress with its marching bands, colorful floats, larger-than-life balloons and a foolproof, dozens-plus musical line-up. What ended up being the center of attention, though, was how badly some of these artists were lip-syncing.
Some acts did pull it off, bless their hearts. The Vamps was convincing. So was Nick Jonas, though an inappropriate float dancer distracted from his performance. Idina Menzel belted “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” only for her mic to be cut off. Annie star Quvenzhané Wallis hit every lyric of “Hard Knock Life,” though she didn’t seem thrilled to perform it as Britney Spears would, complete with a headset mic. (Remember, she recently turned 11.) More »
Lady Gaga recently wrapped up her extensive ArtRave tour, and upon her return to New York City she joined her old pal Tony Bennett on The View! The loving jazz duo performed “Cheek To Cheek” on the talk show today (November 25), with a ton of sparkling energy.
Afterwards, the two sat down with the hosts to discuss how they first met and their working relationship together. Gaga and Bennett are planning to perform even more shows in 2015, including a post-Grammys gig on February 8.
Watch the performance up top, and catch their interview after the jump! More »
Lorde stopped by The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night (November 25) to perform her stomping tune, “Yellow Flicker Beat.” The dark-pop princess commanded the stage (similar to her AMAs performance) as she passionately sung the Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack cut.
Along with her performance, the singer sat down with the talk show host to chat about her BFF Taylor Swift (who she jokingly managed for a night) and the origin of her stage name. “Well I kind of wanted something that was aristocratic and fancy,” she said about the Lorde moniker. “So I found the name ‘Lord,’ and I wanted to feminize it.”
Watch Lorde perform up top, and catch her interviews after the jump! More »
For everyone who spent the weekend worrying that the Voice contestants would not have a Thanksgiving feast, you may now rest easy. Well, not about how you prioritize your worries, but about the whole Thanksgiving thing. All of the Top 10 contestants who gathered for what they thought to be Friendsgiving were surprised by the presence of their parents. What an adorable way to fill the massive amounts of time that The Voice needs to fill during the results show.
An even better way to fill said time? Performances by Taylor Swift, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams — all of whom brought their talents to Tuesday’s episode. More »
Many artists came out to celebrate the season finale of Dancing With The Stars last night (November 25) in Los Angeles — with Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro taking the crown! Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Hudson (with a little help from Gorgon City) all graced the stage to perform their current hits.
The pop crooner (and everyone’s crush) wooed the ladies with his latest single, “Jealous.” The sassy Trainor gave the crowd a balloon-filled medley of her two chart-topping tunes — “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin.” Next up was Hudson, who performed alongside the UK electronic duo for their awesome “Go All Night” collaboration.
Watch Nick Jonas sing up top, and catch Meghan Trainor and Jennifer Hudson after the jump! More »
Gwen Stefani is one busy mama: Not only is getting ready to spark the fire with Pharrell, but she’s also serving as a judge on The Voice and a full-time mommy to her three sons Kingston, Zuma and Apollo.
The No Doubt legend stopped by The Ellen Show to discuss raising her kids (complete with an adorable array of photos!), her 12+ year marriage with Gavin Rossdale. “We’re like everybody else, we go through our cycles of being happy and then…oh my gosh!” she laughs.
And of course, it wouldn’t be Ellen without a surprise! Because of Gwen’s crazy schedule, the talk show host decided to gift the “Hollaback Girl” goddess with a super comfy chair…complete with a complimentary Pharrell! The surprise guest’s arrival was good timing too, because Gwen got to share 10 seconds of their “Spark The Fire” video, which already looks like one, fun emoji-fied affair. Check out Gwen talking about her family up top, and watch the “Happy” hit-maker surprise Gwen after the jump. More »
Isn’t Thanksgiving supposed to be the holiday du jour? Because it seems like it was replaced when Christmas came early Monday night. Instead of Meghan Trainor – who Carson Daly announced last week would be mentoring Team Gwen Stefani – Christina Aguilera graced The Voice Top 10 with her mentoring presence!
All due respect to Meghan Trainor and that bass she’s all about, but Xtina was a fairly major upgrade. Beyond Xtina, music legend Diana Ross came aboard to mentor Team Pharrell, and legendary producer Clive Davis gave some words of wisdom to the contestants. The ever-so-slightly less legendary Colbie Caillat and Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump rounded out the guest mentor lineup for coaches Blake Shelton and Adam Levine, respectively. As if there wasn’t enough pressure on the contestants in these live rounds. More »
Gwen Stefani reverts back to her fun and zany ways in the teaser video for “Spark The Fire” — with a little help from her friend Pharrell, of course! The singer previewed the follow-up visual for “Baby Don’t Lie” yesterday (November 24) on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and it looks like one wild ride!
The 1o-second teaser is colorful and bouncy, showing Pharrell surrounding by floating Stefani heads and the singer getting TURNT in a club with bubbly emojis popping up everywhere. According to the talk show host, the official Sophie Mulller-directed video should arrive in a week.
In the meantime, watch the preview after the jump! More »
Iggy Azalea‘s Reclassified reissue officially dropped today (November 24), and the rapstress is celebrating with the lyric video for her latest single — “Beg For It.” The taunting, MØ-assisted track finds Azalea talking her shit, and the accompanying black + white visual highlights her confident flow!
Reclassified features new tracks like “We In This Bitch,” the Ellie Goulding-assisted “Heavy Crown,” “Iggy SZN,” “Black Widow” and more! More »