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 »
Did You Hear?
:: Two years ago, former country starlet Taylor Swift was picked to play folk legend Joni Mitchell in the film adaptation of Girls Like Us (a book about the singer, Carole King, and Carly Simon). Well, Mitchell is now coming forth to reveal that she was the reason the movie never came to life! “I squelched that! I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip, you don’t have the great scenes,” she said. “There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books. Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.” [Rolling Stone]
:: Nicki Minaj has always seemed to be a little diva-ish, but now it is being revealed that she allegedly has an attitude problem! During Sunday’s American Music Awards, Access Hollywood‘s Liz Hernandez ranted on Twitter about the rapper’s actions: “Never in the workplace has someone been so disrespectful to me as Nicki Minaj yesterday. I feel embarrassed to have supported her as a fan.” [PopDust]
:: In today’s sad news, Fifth Harmony‘s Camila Cabello and Austin Mahone have called it quits! The girl group singer explained in an interview, “We’re actually not together anymore. Hey, things happen…I need some mistletoe action.” The former couple were dating for a year before the announcement. [Ryan Seacrest]
:: Kurt Cobain fans rejoice! An HBO documentary is in the works about the late singer of famed grunge band, Nirvana. Titled Montage Of Heck, the project will be executively produced by his daughter Frances Bean. Look out for it sometime next year. [Stereogum]
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“How To Be A Supergirl” is the headline ASOS magazine chose for their Taylor Swift issue and it’s pretty apt given the mounting sales tally of new LP 1989. The “Shake It Off” diva’s cover story deserves an equally dazzling pictorial and photographer Ben Sullivan does a good job of capturing the 24-year-old at her most heroic and glamorous in a series of retro-inspired outfits. (She even pulls off the always difficult socks and heels combination. Respect!)
“When I’m getting dressed, it’s always based on what my friends will think,” the record-breaking blond told ASOS. “They are my number one priority and the opinions of girls are more important to me at this point in my life.” It’s been another big week for Taylor. She won the Dick Clark Award For Excellence at Sunday night’s (November 23) American Music Awards and held court from the front row. The former country queen will next appear at the Victoria’s Secret show on December 9. Peruse her pics up top. More »
The 2014 American Music Awards, a.k.a. one of the biggest nights in music, aired yesterday (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater! The three-hour telecast was jam-packed with major honors (like Taylor Swift winning the Dick Clark Award For Excellence) and fun performances from everyone’s favorite artists — including Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and many more!
One Direction had the best night ever, taking home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year. But what did other critics think were the biggest highlights from the 2014 AMAs? Find out after the jump! More »
Taylor Swift was presented with an incredible honor at last night’s American Music Awards! The “Blank Space” starlet won the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence, presented by the legendary diva Diana Ross. During her speech, the singer made a point to highlight the hard work of musicians (possible shade thrown at Spotify, maybe?):
“What you did by going out and investing in music and albums is you are saying that you believe in the same thing that I believe in. Music is valuable and music should be consumed in albums and albums should be consumed as art and appreciated.”
The singer has been wrapping up 2014 in a major way! Her fifth studio LP, 1989, debuted at the number one spot on Billboard 200 with 1.3 million copies sold — beating out The Eminem Show for the highest first-week sales record.
Watch the honorable moment between Swift & Ross after the jump! More »
The 42nd annual American Music Awards kicked off tonight (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with awards given out to some of our favorite (and biggest) musicians of the year!
One Direction turned out to be the night’s major winners, as the cute British lads took home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year! “Beg For It” rapstress Iggy Azalea won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for The New Classic. “Blank Space” diva, a.ka. Taylor Swift, won the most prestigious award, with the legendary Diana Ross presenting her with the first-ever Dick Clark Award of Excellence!
Other highlights included everyone’s favorite crooner Sam Smith winning Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Katy Perry nagging Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and 5 Seconds Of Summer proving their escalating popularity with the younger generation with their New Artist of the Year win.
View the list of winners from this year’s American Music Awards after the jump! More »
The 2014 American Music Awards got off to a thrilling start for Swifties on Sunday night (November 23), as Taylor Swift took the stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and performed her latest 1989 single “Blank Space.” Adding a bit of dale to the evening was host Pitbull, who also slipped on his performing shoes when it came time to hit the stage for “Fireball.”
One particular highlight was Sam Smith‘s fantastic, flawless outing with “I’m Not The Only One.” He did what many of his contemporaries couldn’t do throughout the night: he sang without the aid of a backing vocal track. But without a doubt, it was Jennifer Lopez who stole the entire show with her jaw-dropping performance of “Booty.”
Catch Sam, JLo and the rest of the 2014 AMAs performances below. More »
Recently, Taylor Swift became the first woman to unseat herself from the Billboard Hot 100′s top spot. Prior to that, her new album 1989 had the highest first-week sales since Eminem‘s The Eminem Show – in 2002. So naturally, as E! reports, the American Music Awards chose to recognize Swift with the first-ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence, to be presented by none other than Diana Ross.
Ross – Supremes frontwoman, disco frontrunner and future Voice guest mentor – has been honored a few times herself lately. Aretha Franklin covered the group’s 1966 No. 1 hit “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” for her concept covers album, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics. Later, Bette Midler offered a country and western take on another Supremes No. 1 record from the same year, “You Can’t Hurry Love,” for her girl-groups cover album It’s the Girls! More »
Taylor Swift looks oh-so-lovely on the December/January 2015 issue of Lucky magazine! The “Blank Space” starlet dons a simple yet chic outfit, complete with a white biker jacket and a bowler hat. For the interview inside, she jokes that she wants to keep her belly button a secret.
“I want that to be a mystery. As far as anyone knows based on my public appearances, they haven’t seen evidence of a belly button. It could be pierced. They have no idea. If I’m going to get some sort of massive tattoo, it’s going to be right next to my belly button because no one’s ever going to see that.”
The singer will be performing at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on December 9, so we wonder how she’ll make do with all those belly-baring supermodels surrounding her! View the full cover of Taylor Swift’s Lucky issue, as well as another editorial photo, after the jump! More »
Taylor Swift is in Los Angeles for the American Music Awards on Sunday night (rumor is she’s opening the show) and took the opportunity to hang out with occasional BFF Selena Gomez and British electro-pop diva Ellie Goulding. They decided to have a girls night out and hit up The 1975‘s gig at the Hollywood Palladium. As expected, they all documented the get-together on their various Instagram accounts.
The “Blank Space” hitmaker posted a collage of photos as well as a video of her and Selena singing along to the band’s 2013 hit “The City”. Ellie also got in on the act, sharing a pic of the trio (above) on her Instagram. It’s going to be a busy couple of months for the pop princesses. Taylor is in full promo mode for chart-busting LP 1989, while Sel is gearing up to release her greatest hits package For You. As for the Brit? Her new album drops early next year. See their party snaps and a video after the jump. More »