Courtesy Crescent Moon, Estefan Enterprises Inc.Gloria Estefan has received Grammys, the Kennedy Center Honors, Billboard Awards, an MTV VMA and dozens of other honors. But she's going to have to clear a space on her mantle yet again: She and her husband Emilio are the next recipients of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
The Gershwin Prize is given to a living artist in recognition of their lifetime achievement in "promoting the genre of song as a vehicle of entertainment, information, inspiration and cultural understanding." Previous winners include Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, Paul McCartney and Smokey Robinson. Gloria and Emilio are the first married couple to receive the award, and the first recipients of Hispanic descent.
In a statement, Gloria said she's "deeply honored" to receive the award, adding, "We feel privileged to have been able to live our lives making and sharing music. We are profoundly humbled to have been chosen for this singular accolade.”
Emilio added, "My life and career in music has been a blessing and I’m humbled by this amazing honor and to be sharing it with my wife," and noted, "Throughout my career, my wish has always been to inspire minorities and to be an example that with hard work and dedication all your dreams can come true.”
The couple will receive their award at an all-star tribute concert in March, which will air on PBS in the spring of 2019.
Kevin Mazur/WireImageDid Cher just reignite her old Madonna feud?
With one seemingly shady dig at the Queen of Pop, Cher got rumors flowing again. During her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday, she was asked during a game called "5 Second Rule" to name three celebrities she’d want to duet with.
"Oh! Adele, Pink and…uh, um -- not Madonna," Cher said, bending the rules a bit.
As the audience reacted in surprise, Ellen responded, "Well, all right, Ms. Negative!" To which Cher coyly asked, "Did I cheat?"
When Ellen informed her that yes, she did in fact cheat, Cher said, "I took a little license."
Up until now, it seemed that the Cher/Madonna beef had been squashed. Cher first expressed her dislike for Madonna back in the '90s.
"There's something about her that I don't like. She's mean, and I don't like that," Cher said in a 1991 interview with Steve Kmetko. "I remember having her over to my house a couple of times because Sean [Penn, Madonna's ex-husband] and I were friends, and she just was so rude to everybody."
But then in 2013, on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Cher indicated things were fine between the two.
"I'm totally good with Madonna!" she insisted. "Madge and I have gone through our thing, but no, I'm totally good with her."
ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson may not be the only member of her family who appears on her new talk show, set to premiere next year on NBC.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kelly says her children may also appear on the show. "We have four, so I'm sure one of them will pop up every now and then," she said. Kelly and husband Brandon Blackstock's family includes daughter River Rose and son Remington, as well as Brandon's two kids from a previous marriage, Savannah and Seth.
And speaking of kids, Kelly told ET that she's "so happy" for her friend and fellow American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, who's expecting her second child. Watching Carrie perform over the weekend at a music festival, Kelly said, "Carrie's killing it, and she's pregnant!...I hated singing pregnant."
Kelly also said she reached out to Carrie to tell her how important it was that she spoke out recently about the miscarriages she suffered before her current pregnancy.
"I have a lot of friends who have gone through that several times as well," Kelly told ET. "It's a really cool thing [Carrie did]. I was emailing her, because I was like, 'It's so important that you talk about it.'"
Kelly added: "I know you don't have to, because it's a hard thing to do, but it makes [the] women who feel inferior, or feel like something's wrong with them...it makes them feel comfortable, [to know] that people go through it."
Kelly also said she'd love to have Carrie as a guest on her talk show.
Denise TruscelloCeline Dion's heart may go on, but her show won't. The diva has announced that she plans to end her current Las Vegas residency show, Celine, at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, next year. She'll say "Au revoir" on June 8, 2019.
Tickets for the final performance, as well as additional 2019 show dates, go on sale this Friday starting at 10 a.m. PT. The 2019 dates run from February 26 through March 16, and from May 14 through June 8.
"I definitely have mixed emotions about this final run,” Celine says in a statement. “Las Vegas has become my home and performing at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has been a big part of my life for the past two decades."
She adds, "It's been an amazing experience and I'm so grateful to all the fans who have come to see us throughout the years. Every show we do at The Colosseum throughout this fall, and right up until the final one, will feel very special."
Including her first residency show, A New Day..., which debuted in 2003, Celine has been performing in Las Vegas for 15 years. Since then, she's done 1,089 shows for 4.5 million fans during that time.
In a statement, Celine's concert promoter said the diva has "changed the landscape of entertainment in Las Vegas," adding, "What she started, as a crazy idea that didn’t make sense to a lot of people, has now become the norm. Now everyone wants to perform a residency in Las Vegas! All of us have Celine to thank for really making Las Vegas the entertainment capital of the world.”
The final 28 performances of Celine at The Colosseum going on sale Friday are:
February 2019: 26, 27 March 2019: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 16 May 2019: 14, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31 June 2019: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8
The rest of Celine's dates for 2018, which are currently on sale, are as follows:
October 2018: 30, 31 November 2018: 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17 December 2018: 28, 29, 31 January 2019: 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20
Ruven AfanadorSam Smith broke up with his boyfriend of eight months, 13 Reasons Why star Brandon Flynn, in June, but he says he's still pondering what happened between them.
Speaking with the London Sunday Times Style magazine, Sam says, "Brandon was wonderful. I’m still trying to figure out what I took from that relationship and what it meant to me. It’s still quite raw. All my relationships have ended in a nice way, never nasty.”
While Sam won't spill on why the two split, he says in general, he's fine with the fact that their romance was splashed all over the papers. "Seeing gay relationships [in a public way] is important and refreshing. You don’t see it loads," he explains.
And despite his heartbreak, Sam says he still loves the idea of being in love.
"I love sending flowers, leaving notes around the house and making thoughtful presents. I feel like I’m in a Richard Curtis film all the time," he tells Sunday Times Style, referring to the writer/director of Love, Actually, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones's Diary. "Which is bad, because I think everything should be like a movie and I get anxiety when it’s not."
Unlike some celebrities, Sam admits he doesn't use any dating apps, preferring to meet people "out and about" or "under disco balls." But he claims he's not currently on the lookout for a new boyfriend.
"Right now, the thought of getting into a relationship is too much," says Sam. "I just want to marry my job, work really hard and hopefully, when I’m not looking for [love], it will come.”
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NBCStranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown has shown off her rapping and singing skills during various TV appearances but on Sunday night, she took the stage to perform live for thousands of people.
The occasion was Maroon 5's concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN on Sunday. Frontman Adam Levine welcomed the 14-year-old star onstage to rap Cardi B's part in their hit "Girls Like You." You can watch footage of the moment on Millie's Instagram.
"soooo 2nite was insane!!! i love @maroon5 and my dear friend @adamlevine," she wrote.
Maroon 5 posted a photo of Millie taking a bow with the entire band, writing, "Living for moments like this. Thanks for popping by to sing #GirlsLikeYou with us @Milliestopshate."
Millie is one of the many famous females who appear in the star-studded video for "Girls Like You."
As for real Cardi B, TMZ is reporting she wants to perform "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl halftime show but she's negotiating to do a solo set as well.
Many fans have complained that since the Super Bowl is being held in Atlanta, a major center of hip-hop talent, the halftime show should have some kind of rap component. TMZ says that Cardi's presence might quiet those complaints.
Art Streiber/NBCSeason 15 of NBC's The Voice kicks off tonight, with coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson returning from last season, and Jennifer Hudson back after last coaching on season 13. Kelly says now she's at a disadvantage because, thanks to J-Hud's presence on the panel, she can't use the American Idol card to woo contestants to her team.
"One thing I had last season was, I could say, 'I’m from the reality competition world, I can help you out,' and now, y'know, Jennifer’s here," she laughs. "So I can’t use that in my bag. It’s gonna be hard to fight her for people!"
But despite the competition, Kelly's thrilled to have Jennifer on the lineup, calling her "remarkable," "a great human being" and "someone you actually want to barbecue with."
Adam's also glad to have Jennifer back. "She’s so cool, she’s so, like, amicable and fun and loving and sweet and hilarious and I love making her laugh," he gushes. "It’s a good foursome this year, for sure."
Both Kelly and Adam agree that the talent level this season is extremely high.
"It’s way crazier than it’s been in a long time," says Adam. "It’s always surprising to think, 'Oh wow! They still can find people that are so good.'"
And Kelly notes, "It’s just more...'artists' this season. Like, it’s not just great singers, it’s like, artists that really I feel like they know where they wanna go. "
Kelly, whose team member Brynn Cartelli won last season, vows to change at least one thing this time around.
"The one thing I’m trying to do is cry less," she laughs. "‘Cause I’m very emotional and I’m touched by all things, especially after having children, so I can’t fight it. But I have been doing better!"
Atlantic RecordsPretty Woman is about a hooker who dreams of a better life who falls in love with a billionaire, right? So imagine how Bryan Adams felt when he was hired to write songs for the Broadway musical based on the film -- and was told he couldn't use the words "love," "hooker" or "dreams."
"So how do you say, 'I wanna chase my dream,' without actually saying it?" Bryan recalls. He and his longtime collaborator Jim Vallance did it with a song called "Anywhere But Here," and you can hear it now on the original cast recording, which was released this past Friday.
That was just one of the challenges the duo faced while composing for Pretty Woman: The Musical during its years-long development process. It was co-written by Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall, and Bryan got to work closely with him before Marshall died in 2016.
"It was his dream to make this into a Broadway musical, and I was really excited to be part of his dream," Bryan tells ABC Radio. "And he'd sorta sketched out in his mind where he thought a song could go, so we sat down and in two weeks...we mapped out what was pretty much the roadmap for this musical."
Bryan says he loves hearing the Pretty Woman cast sing his music, especially Samantha Barks, in the lead role of Vivian.
"I love the characters and...what they’re bringing to this," says Bryan. "In fact, so many times the singers and actors...have brought something much more interesting [to it] than what I would’ve. I mean, [when] Sam sings 'This Is My Life' -- the first time I heard it, I completely forgot that I had written it!"
Bryan will release a new album where he does the singing early in 2019.
UMeThe Bee Gees will giving their Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits collection the vinyl treatment. Already available on CD and digital, the group will add double gatefold vinyl to the format options.
The 21 tracks are formatted in chronological order, from 1966's "Spicks and Specks" to the 1987 hit "You Win Again." Their eight biggest '70s disco hits are also included, of course.
"There is a spirituality about this album and these songs always meant the most to us," says Barry Gibb in the album's liner notes. "Although there are many other songs, these songs, I feel, are the songs that Maurice, Robin, and I would be most proud of."
The double vinyl edition of Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits hits stores on October 26. Here's the track listing, with the song's year of release:
Side A "Spicks and Specks" (1966) "New York Mining Disaster 1941" (1967) "To Love Somebody" (1967) "Massachusetts" (1967) "Words" (1968) "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" (1968)
Side B "I Started a Joke" (1968) "Lonely Days" (1970) "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (1971) "Jive Talkin'" (1975) "Nights on Broadway" (1975)
Side C "Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)" (1975) "You Should Be Dancing" (1976) "How Deep Is Your Love" (1977) "Stayin’ Alive" (1977) "Night Fever" (1977)
Side D "More Than a Woman" (1977) "Too Much Heaven" (1978) "Tragedy" (1979) "Love You Inside Out" (1979) "You Win Again" (1987)
PrimePR GroupA Great Big World is the latest act to get the concert special treatment from AT&T Audience Network.
The duo's hour-long special debuts tonight on the network, via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and streaming on-demand DIRECTV NOW.
A Great Big World is currently gearing up for the release of their self-titled third album, due out later this year. The concert features a live performance of their new song, "You," which you can preview now on Parade.com. Of course, you'll also see them sing their Grammy-winning hit, "Say Something."
"I feel like we're vessels for music that comes from this place that's bigger than us," says the duo's Ian Axel in a trailer for the special. "We're fortunate enough to be able to tap into it."
"The more vulnerable we can be, the more we can actually connect with people," he adds. "So I feel a great purpose in being able to share the stuff that we discover about ourselves in songwriting."
ABC/Heidi GutmanA New York federal judge has dismissed several legal claims against Mariah Carey involving canceled concerts, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
In January of 2017, Mariah sued a South American promoter, saying because they didn't pay her in timely manner, she had the legal right to cancel her shows in Argentina and Chile and still be paid in full. The promoter countersued for breach of contract, saying Carey couldn't terminate their deal without giving them 48 hours' notice. They also sued for defamation, claiming she'd defamed them on Twitter by complaining about situation.
The judge has now tossed out the defamation claim against both Mariah and her company, Mirage Entertainment, as well as the breach of contract claim against Mariah. The latter will be allowed to proceed against her company, however.
Mariah canceled a scheduled tour of Australia and New Zealand last month, but her Asian tour dates, which kick off next month in Malaysia, are apparently still on. She also has a European Christmas tour starting in December.
Carey recently released a new single, "GTFO," from her forthcoming new studio album.
"We did [date],” Josh said. "We were both very private and we realized we were better as friends and we’ve been very, very good friends to this day. She’s the best."
But Josh admitted he was completely shocked when Katy revealed on a live stream that the 2010 song was inspired by him. "I was not expecting that,” he said. "That was a double take and a spit of my coffee when I saw that."
He’s not completely convinced she was telling the truth, though.
"It’s very sweet of her to say that, and then I listened to the lyrics of the song and I’m like, ‘I never owned a Mustang. I don’t have a tattoo. Are you sure that’s about me?’” Josh said.
While Andy tried to encourage Josh to reconnect with Katy, Josh pointed out that they are both “very taken at the moment.” Katy is dating Orlando Bloom, while Josh is dating actress Schuyler Helford.
Matt Baron/ShutterstockElton John has emerged victorious in a libel suit against a British tabloid.
According to the BBC, Elton, who has a long history of suing British tabloids and winning, said a report in The Sun that their dog had severely injured a young child during a play date was "false and seriously defamatory."
The front-page story, which ran in The Sun back in February, claimed that Elton's spaniel bit a five-year-old girl who was at his home for a play date in 2016. The story said that the dog inflicted "Freddy Krueger-like injuries" on the girl, that it was a "serious attack," and that Elton and his husband, David Furnish, "failed to make any attempt to find out how the little girl was" after the incident. The story was subsequently picked up by a number of other U.K. publications.
But Elton and David's lawyer told the judge, "The truth is that the injuries were not serious, and the claimants, far from ignoring the incident, made several inquiries about the girl's welfare to her father and nanny. Each time it was confirmed the girl was fine."
The lawyer said that the newspaper accepted the ruling that the allegation was untrue and that it would now apologize to Elton and David, reimburse their legal costs and pay them significant damages.
Image credit: Myriam SantosSteve Perry's shared a treat to take us into the weekend. "We're Still Here," the latest song release from the former Journey frontman's forthcoming album, Traces, is out now.
"We're Still Here" -- which the label says "celebrates the continuity of life and a sense of camaraderie with a new generation" -- at first listen shares a little of the vibe from the Perry-fronted 1983 Journey arena ballad "Send Her My Love," only much more mellow. Perry's trademark vocal gymnastics from back in the day may be absent but as previous tracks have proven, the 69-year-old is still in fine voice.
NetflixJosh Groban's new album Bridges is out today -- and so is his new Netflix sitcom, The Good Cop. It stars Josh as a by-the-book police lieutenant who clashes with his ex-con dirty cop of a dad, played by Tony Danza.
Josh says the offer to star in the show came out of nowhere, and he just couldn't turn it down.
"I was reached out to by Andy Breckman, who created the show and previously wrote and created Monk," Josh tells ABC Radio. "I got a letter...from him saying, "I think you're right for this part. "[He said] this was something he'd thought of while he was writing the script."
"I mean, every amazing kind of life-changing thing that's happened to me has been an unexpected door and a fork in the road that's opened up and you just gotta walk through it, y'know?" Josh adds. "And so I said yes!"
Part of the appeal was that Josh's Good Cop role was far removed from the character he'd been playing in the Broadway musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1912.
"It's not often as an actor to get a chance to go so 180 within the same two-year period," he notes. And the Netflix factor helped seal the deal, he says.
"Timing was an issue," he explains. "If this had been a network...26-episode thing, I would have had to say no. So the fact that it's a 10-episode series -- each hour is its own mystery and this team of misfits solving these crimes -- was great."
"I also just happened to like the way Netflix operates," Josh adds. "...The way that they provide content to their subscribers is so forward-thinking...and they're putting the passion behind it."
Photo by Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty ImagesDo you remember the 21st of September? Some fans certainly do.
Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" is expecting a boost in views on YouTube Friday -- the 21st night of September. In fact, this time last year the video saw a 286% increase with 797k views in one day, according to the streaming service.
Although the track is turning 40 this year, the music video has a total of 225 million views on YouTube.
Even the band is getting ready for the special day, tweeting, "Only a few more days now..." on Tuesday.
Taylor Swift sparked renewed interest in "September" earlier this year when she recorded the single in Nashville as part of the Spotify Singles series, giving it a slowed-down, country vibe.
ABC/ Paula LoboOneRepublic's Ryan Tedder got his start in the business by winning a MTV-sponsored music competition, so it's no surprise he likes to be involved in music competition shows. It's just been announced that he'll return as a mentor and producer for season two of the Canadian series The Launch.
Ryan was involved with the show's first season, each episode of which features five emerging artists who all vie to be the one to learn, record, and perform an original song by a famous songwriter and producer. The song that Ryan created for season one, "Ain't Easy," went platinum. He's coming back for season two, and Sarah McLachlan has also joined as a mentor/producer for the new season.
Record executive Scott Borchetta, whose main claim to fame is signing Taylor Swift, is the show's executive producer and is also the main on-camera music industry figure on The Launch. The show begins production on its second season September 26 in Toronto.
In a statement, Borchetta said, "Ryan is coming back and is so fired up about producing another Launch winner. Sarah McLachlan will be amazing to work with...LET'S. ROCK. THE. LAUNCH. S2!"
John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCCeline Dion last released an album in 2016, but she hasn't released an English-language collection since 2013's Loved Me Back to Life. On Thursday, the diva wrote on Instagram that she's back in the studio working on new music -- and fans are hoping it won't be exclusively in French this time.
"Back in the studio… excited about recording some great new tunes!" Celine wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of herself looking very rock 'n roll with bangs, shiny red metallic pants and what looks like a motorcycle tee.
"In English please," one fan commented.
Since the release of Loved Me Back to Life, we've gotten a few English-language singles from Celine, including 2016's "Recovering," co-written by Pink; "How Does a Moment Last Forever," from the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast soundtrack; and "Ashes," from the soundtrack of Deadpool 2.
NetflixJosh Groban and Tony Danza play father-and-son cops in the new Netflix sitcom The Good Cop, which arrives on Friday. Josh is T.J., a strait-laced police lieutenant, and his dad Tony Sr. is a corrupt cop out on parole after serving a prison sentence. So of course, a new behind-the-scenes featurette promoting the show features the two guys -- cooking?
In addition to being able to sing, act and dance, Danza is also a talented cook and has even written his own cookbook. In the featurette, he shows Josh how to make stuffed artichokes and homemade spaghetti sauce. Josh helps but mostly focuses on drinking wine, tasting the food and complimenting Tony's kitchen skills.
"You watch Columbo...that's what our show is, it's a throwback to those kinds of shows," Danza says of The Good Cop. "Like a procedural, but it's a mystery."
"I like the mystery aspect of our show," Josh adds. "Whatever the murder is, whatever the mystery is, takes us to a new world, a new environment...and it's fun for the whole family!"
Danza also notes that ironically, its his character who sings, while Josh's character is the one who punches out bad guys and runs around shooting stuff.
The 10 episodes of The Good Cop arrive Friday on Netflix, the same day Josh's new album Bridges drops.
RCA RecordsChristmas is clearly Pentatonix’s favorite holiday.
The a cappella group has announced they'll release their fourth holiday album, Christmas Is Here!, on October 26. It will feature new arrangements of modern and classic holiday favorites.
The first single off the album will be their cover of Danny Elfman’s “Making Christmas,” from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. The song will be released on September 28.
In conjunction with the album, Pentatonix will head out on a 17-date The Christmas Is Here! Tour, kicking off November 25 in Grand Prairie, Texas. The trek will wrap with four shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
Tickets for the tour go on sale September 28 beginning at 10 a.m. local time. Here are the dates:
11/25 -- Grand Prairie, TX, Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 11/26 -- Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre 12/1 -- Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort Casino 12/2 -- Washington, D.C., The Anthem 12/3 -- Washington, D.C., The Anthem 12/5 -- Boston, MA, Agganis Arena 12/6 -- Boston, MA, Agganis Arena 12/8 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 12/9 -- Uncasville, CT, Mohegan Sun Arena 12/11 -- Rosemont, IL, Rosemont Theatre 12/12 -- Rosemont, IL, Rosemont Theatre 12/15 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Met Philadelphia 12/16 -- Philadelphia, PA, The Met Philadelphia 12/18 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 12/19 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 12/20 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre 12/22 -- New York, NY, Beacon Theatre