ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry is definitely not full of crap.
While appearing on Australia's Smallzy's Surgery podcast, Katy was asked about a previous comment she made about her plans to detox. Her answer was TMI, to put it bluntly.
“I’m kind of into those type of things, like health and healing places and self-betterment places," she told Smallzy. "Especially as you get older and you have longer hangovers, you realize, 'Oh, the cells in my body are dying!' So I did this thing called Panca Karma...it’s basically Ayurvedic eating and cleansing; you do lots of, uh, enemas.”
Asked if doing that made her feel better, she replied, "You definitely feel more energy, it basically like gets all the crap out of you, every pun intended. There are ancient ways to heal yourself besides just taking a pill, which is something I always love to investigate."
Katy then explained that her fiance Orlando Bloom is also "very all about that kind of new age way of living."
"For instance, today, we're actually on a little bit of a health kick because we ate so many croissants when we were on vacation," she laughs. "So today, I'm eating fruit and apple cider vinegar and later I may have a vegan meal later."
She laughed, "And then probably tomorrow, I'll have an In-N-Out burger."
But Katy made sure to underscore the fact that, despite her health kick, she does allow herself to indulge in when she's on vacation.
"If you're gonna go to Italy, have some pasta!" she said. "If you're gonna go to France, have a croissant! Put some butter on it, and put those delicious strawberry jams that they make on your freakin' croissant and shove it in your mouth!"
Josh LehrerWaitress will be baking its last pie in January.
The hit Broadway musical will have its closing performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 5 after a four-year run, the producers announced Tuesday. Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music for the show and also starred in it, shared her feelings on the show’s end on Instagram.
“It is such a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to our home on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, but I am reflecting upon this enormously magical time with a tremendous amount of gratitude...and smiling through tears,” she writes.
She goes on to thank the cast, the crew and the fans, saying the experience has made a “profound and unforgettable” impact on her life.
“The run of Waitress on Broadway has far surpassed my expectations and I am so very proud of what we were able to create here in New York City, but I am still so moved and delighted by the knowledge that our show will continue to have a big, beautiful life in other cities around the world, and on tour,” Sara adds.
The Tony-nominated show, based on the 2007 indie movie of the same name, debuted on Broadway in 2016 and became the first musical in Broadway history with an all-female principal creative team.
The show is currently playing on London’s West End and the first national tour is scheduled to run through August. It's also set to open in Australia and Holland in 2020 and Japan in 2021.
L: Michael Buble, R: David Foster; Lester Cohen/Getty Images for Warner Bros Record)Super-producer David Foster, who did The Bodyguard soundtrack with Whitney Houston and is credited with helped to shape the early careers of Michael Buble, Josh Groban, and Celine Dion, is the subject of a new documentary.
In addition to Michael, Josh and Celine, other stars Foster worked with who are featured in the film include Lionel Richie, Chicago's Peter Cetera, Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Kristen Chenoweth, hit songwriters Carol Bayer Sager and Diane Warren, and Foster's new wife, singer and actress Katharine McPhee.
Foster says in a statement, "I have spent a near half century devoted to making music and discovering talent all over the world so now it becomes a very daunting, emotional, and cathartic experience giving in to the process of having a film made about your life."
He adds that he hopes, "that this film may serve as a guide to inspire young artists, songwriters, musicians and producers to relentlessly pursue their dreams and creative talents."
In addition the many Whitney Houston hits from The Bodyguard, Foster also wrote, co-wrote or produced hits like Chicago's "Hard to Say I'm Sorry," "You're the Inspiration" and "Hard Habit to Break," Peter Cetera's "Glory of Love," Celine Dion's "The Power of Love," Madonna's "You'll See," Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart," Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up," and Michael Buble's "When I Fall In Love."
The 16-time Grammy winner and Canada native has also worked with Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Seal, Kenny G, Andrea Bocelli, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole and countless others.
ICM PartnersHe may no longer be with us, but George Michael and his contributions to music will be celebrated with a new touring production.
The production will be called The Life and Music of George Michael, and will launch in North America and internationally between 2020 and 2021. In a statement, one of the agents representing the show says that they "anticipate a huge response to what will be a high-class and robust production celebrating this iconic artist."
No details are available so far about this particular show, but the same team produced a similar show calledThe Simon and Garfunkel Story, which toured North America last year. That production uses state-of-the-art video projection, original film footage and a live band to recreate all the duo's hits; there are also two singers onstage playing Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
The Michael show will feature songs from George's solo career, as well as his hits with Wham! -- including "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," "Freedom," "Faith," "Careless Whisper" and more. A promotional poster says it will "capture the performance and sound of one of the biggest international stars of our time."
George Michael died on Christmas Day 2016. He was 53.
John Shearer/Getty Images for MTVThey can deny that they're dating all they want, but now there's actual proof that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are more than friends.
TMZ has posted photos and video of the two kissing twice: on Friday at Dottie's True Blue Cafe in San Francisco, and on Saturday at a different cafe in the City by the Bay. Shawn was in San Francisco to perform as part of his ongoing world tour.
When a fan asked Shawn directly not long ago if he and Camila were dating, he just spread his arms out and shook his head. But it appears as though he wasn't being truthful.
Shawn and Camila are enjoying a joint hit right now with "Señorita," along with a steamy video, which first convinced fans that there was something going on between the two singers.
Camila, 22, and Shawn, 20, have been friends since 2015, when they scored the hit duet, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran will wrap up his two-year-long Divide tour August 26 in his hometown of Ipswich, England. After that, he'll take a well-deserved break and plans to get away from it all...in the extreme.
Ed tells the British tabloid The Sun, "I’ve got to get back to Africa. After the tour I want to go and chill out there. I was in Ghana a few years back and I loved it. Now I need to go to Nigeria. I heard the jollof rice is really good there.”
Jollof rice is an African specialty, made with rice, tomatoes, oil, peppers, onions, salt, spices and sometimes meat or fish.
Ed is, of course, no stranger to taking adventurous trips: He and his wife Cherryvisited Cambodia in May, and a while back, when Ed decided to drop out of sight for a while, they traveled the world, visiting countries including Fiji, Italy and Australia.
Meanwhile, Ed's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project is on track to top the chart in his native U.K., while three songs from the project will likely land in the top five on the singles ranking: "Beautiful People," "Remember the Name" and "Take Me Back to London."
Universal Music Group/Sony Music EntertainmentThe NOW That's What I Call Music folks have come up with the perfect soundtrack to listen to while you're out cruising on your boat this summer: a collection of Yacht Rock classics.
For those who aren't aware, "Yacht Rock" is another name for a brand of smooth soft rock, usually from the 1970s and early '80s, which often features elements of smooth jazz, R&B and soul. Kenny Loggins, Toto and Michael McDonald are some of the genre's biggest acts.
The term, coined in 2005 in a humorous online video series of the same name, was originally somewhat derogatory, but it's now been embraced by music fans and artists like.
NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock, including such hits as Toto's "Africa" and Loggins' "This Is It," as well as songs from the likes of Peter Frampton, Little River Band and Dan Fogelberg, will be released August 2 on CD, LP and digitally.
Here's the track listing:
Chuck Mangione, "Feels So Good" Toto, "Africa" Kenny Loggins, "This Is It" Little River Band, "Cool Change" Peter Frampton, "Baby I Love Your Way" (Live) Player, "Baby Come Back" Looking Glass, "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" Rupert Holmes, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" Bobby Caldwell, "What You Won't Do for Love" Climax Blues Band, "Couldn't Get It Right" Ace, "How Long" Gino Vannelli, "I Just Wanna Stop" Dave Mason, "We Just Disagree" Poco, "Crazy Love" The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, "Jackie Blue" Pablo Cruise, "Love Will Find a Way" 10cc, "I'm Not In Love" Dan Fogelberg, "Longer"
ABC/Rick RowellLady Gaga's new beauty line, Haus Laboratories, is now available for pre-order, but she's going to tell you all about it later today.
According to Refinery 29, starting at 6 p.m. ET on Amazon, Gaga and her makeup artist Sarah Tanno, the co-creator of the beauty line, will talk about every product, show you how to use them, and discuss the inspiration behind Haus Laboratories.
As previously reported, the collection includes shimmer powder, lip gloss and lip liner, packaged in different combinations, in six different shades.
The live stream is part of Amazon's Prime Day Live programming. Any products you pre-order today won't be shipped to you until September.
Valheria RochaFollowing her Amazon Prime-promoting concert last week, Taylor Swift is now treating fans to the spoils of her partnership with the brand. Exclusive merch bundles of Taylor's new album Lover are now available on Amazon for the next 48 hours, and there's definitely some cool swag to be had.
One bundle, which costs just over a hundred bucks, includes the new album, a short-sleeve Lover t-shirt, a ball cap with an embroidered hamburger and fries on the front -- a reference to Katy Perry's cameo in the "You Need to Calm Down" video -- and a four-pack of buttons featuring lyrics from "ME!" and "You Need to Calm Down."
A second bundle, which costs five bucks more, includes a long-sleeved Lover t-shirt, a pair of Taylor Swift socks with butterflies on them, a copy of the album and a crazy plastic drinking straw that spells out the word "Lover" in script.
Both bundles are available until 11:59 p.m. PDT on Tuesday night and will ship on August 23, the day that Lover comes out.
Andrew MacPhersonAnother day, another mommy shaming incident that has Pink hitting back on social media.
This time, the singer is being criticized after she posted an Instagram photo showing her children -- eight-year-old Willow and two-year-old Jameson – running through the Holocaust Museum in Berlin, Germany.
"Τhis place is [definitely not] a hide and seek place, dear Pink," one commenter wrote.
Addressing the criticism, Pink responded in her caption and explained why she doesn't see her kids' behavior as inappropriate.
"For all of the comments; these two children are in actuality Jewish, as am I and the entirety of my mother's family,” she wrote. “The very person who constructed this believed in children being children, and to me this is a celebration of life after death. Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves."
Many of Pink’s fans and even fellow stars, including Selma Blair, showed their support.
"I love Berlin too. I love that what happened is not being forgotten," Selma wrote. "I love this celebration of life. I love you."
Every time Pink or husband Carey Hart posts pictures of their children, they receive comments questioning their parenting style, and they usually respond.
Last week, Pink defended herself after commenters criticized her for taking Jameson to the zoo.
Taylor Swift has found another musician to take her side in her war with Scooter Braun, the music manager who just bought her former record label: Kelly Clarkson is now Team Taylor. And fans are thrilled at how Kelly suggests Taylor handle the situation.
In case you've been on a social media break, Taylor's appalled that Braun now controls her entire back catalog, because she considers him a "manipulative bully" who tried to "dismantle" her musical legacy.
But while Braun now owns the master recordings of all of Taylor's albums, from her debut through Reputation, it's important to note that he doesn't own the songs themselves -- the music and the lyrics. Which is where Kelly comes in.
"just a thought, U should go in & re-record all the songs that U don’t own the masters on, exactly how U did them but put brand new art & some kind of incentive so fans will no longer buy the old versions," Kelly tweeted to Taylor.
She added, "I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point."
What Kelly is suggesting is what a number of other artists have done, JoJobeing a recent example: If you re-record all your albums, fans can buy them from you, rather than than whomever owns your masters, and you get to keep all the money.
While Taylor hasn't responded -- publicly, at least -- many fans were on board with Kelly's suggestion.
"Another reason @kellyclarkson is the greatest," wrote one.
"TAYLOR DO IT WE WILL 100% SUPPORT, wrote another, adding, "miss kelly literally doing gods work."
"Omg yes queen of giving ideas," wrote another fan, while many others went with the well-established "legends supporting legends" tweet.
And one fan summed it up like this: "Miss Kelly that’s why you’re THE American Idol."
Bruno: Kevin Mazur/BBMA18/WireImage; Ed: Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran's new album No. 6 Collaborations features "Blow," a rock song he did with Bruno Mars and country star Chris Stapleton. While Ed says he and Bruno had "massive" arguments while working on the song, he's still blown away by the "Uptown Funk" singer's tremendous musical talent.
"I met Bruno in 2010. I opened up for at [the] iTunes Festival in 2011," says Ed in the in-depth video interview he did to promote his new album. "And then, we just hung out. I went and guested with him a couple of times on tour. We've had nights out together."
"He's just a talented writer and he's so musically talented," says Ed. "He played every instrument on ['Blow']. Played the drums, played the bass, played the guitar. He's like, different level in the studio."
But Ed also reveals that while they were working on the song and would disagree, Bruno never stopped reminding him just which one of them had sold more records.
"The amount of arguments...." Ed laughs. "I think at the time, he had two diamond singles...and I had one. And he was just like, 'But I've got two diamond singles!' And there'd be kind of like back and forth like that."
Diamond singles are songs that have been certified for sales of at least 10 million units. Bruno's are "Just the Way You Are" and "Uptown Funk." But as Ed notes, Bruno didn't have the upper hand for long.
"Then the next time I went in [the studio] with him, I'd got[ten] two as well!" laughs Ed. "So we kinda had a battle on that front!"
Ed's two diamond singles are "Shape of You" and "Thinking Out Loud."
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ABAA massive power outage in New York City affected entertainment events all over the Big Apple on Saturday night, including Broadway shows -- and a concert by Jennifer Lopez at Madison Square Garden.
The power outage was caused by a transformer fire that began at West 64th Street and West End Avenue -- coincidentally, on the exact same date that the notorious New York City "Blackout of 1977" occurred.
In a clip that J-Lo posted on Twitter, she said, "Hi guys, so we're backstage...they just told me to get off stage. Obviously all the power went out in the city and obviously here at Madison Square Garden."
"They're asking everybody to evacuate very slowly and calmly. And that's what we're going to have to do," she added. "I am heartbroken and devastated...I love you. I am so sorry that this happened in the middle of our moment."
After she exited the venue, J-Lo posted another video, in which she said, "I just don't even know what to say. I just want you guys to know that you're going to get your money's worth, that we are going to come back and we're going to do an amazing show for you. I'm so sorry that this happened."
"Obviously it was beyond all of our control. The building handled it really well. They did the smartest thing," she continued. "So I love you. I'm sorry. And I will see you all very soon."
Madison Square Garden issued a statement to ABC News, saying that ticket holders will be contacted with information as soon as the venue has it.
J-Lo's show was her second night at MSG; it's part of her ongoing It's My Party tour. The concert has been rescheduled for Monday night.
Patrick TracyAs a solo artist, Colbie Caillat appeared on Live with Kelly -- the chat show starring Kelly Ripa and various co-hosts -- many times. Monday, she and her new band, Gone West, will be making their daytime TV debut on the current version of Ripa's show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Colbie couldn't be happier.
"I love that show and I love Kelly and I'm excited to see [co-host] Ryan [Seacrest] again. I haven't seen Ryan for years," Colbie tells ABC Radio. "And Kelly's always been so gracious to have me on her show throughout my career, allowing me to play my new singles. And she's just the cutest person ever!"
Colbie notes that the last time she was on Kelly's show, a few years back, she was promoting her solo album The Malibu Sessions, and her backup group was made up of everyone who's currently in Gone West: Her fiance, Justin Young, her longtime collaborator Jason Reeves and his wife, Nelly Joy.
"Now, the four of us are gonna be up there again, as a band...so it's really exciting!" she adds.
The band will be performing their new single "What Could Have Been" on Live with Kelly & Ryan. Check your local listings to find out when it airs in your area.
Denise Truscello/Getty ImagesChristina Aguilera is the latest refugee from the millennium teen pop craze to hit it big in Las Vegas.
Following Britney Spears and The Backstreet Boys' successes in Sin City, Christina's new residency show, THE XPERIENCE, ended its first leg of eight performances with a $4 million gross and nearly 25,000 tickets sold, according to Billboard.
According to Billboard Boxscore, she earned an average of $497,000 per show, which is more than she earned per night from her Liberation tour last year. In September, Christina returns to Vegas for eight more shows. She's currently on what she's dubbed The X Tour in Europe, and her Vegas average was also higher than the first show on that tour.
Overall in her career, Billboard says Christina has earned $81.7 million on the road, even though prior to her Liberation Tour, she hadn't toured in 11 years.
Meanwhile, Janet Jackson's new Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis, earned $4.1 million over six shows.
Right now, though, the one to beat is Lady Gaga. According to Billboard, since she kicked off her dual Enigma and Jazz & Piano residencies last December, she's grossed $29.5 million.
MarK SurridgeNot content to sing with more than 20 different artists on his new album No. 6 Collaborations, Ed Sheeran has now teamed up with a robot. Well, sort of.
He's created a remix of his current hit, "I Don't Care," and instead of Justin Bieber, he's singing with Alexa. Yes, the voice of Amazon's smart speakers. If you want to hear Ed's angelic vocals mixed with a robotic female voice saying stuff like, "I can deal with the bad nights/when I'm with my baby, yeah," then just say, "Alexa, sing a duet with Ed Sheeran.”
The remix is available to stream exclusively on Alexa-enabled devices, and through Amazon Music.
Meanwhile, Ed's latest video, for one of his new songs, "Antisocial," is out now. It's a bizarre clip that features Ed and his duet partner, rapper Travis Scott, wearing crazy costumes in a variety of odd scenarios. The Dave Meyers-directed clip also includes a Edwards Scissorhands-type scene where Travis plays a dentist with scary, long sharp blades for hands. There are also some eye-popping special effects -- literally.
The Backstreet Boys kick off the North American leg of their DNA tour in Washington, D.C., Friday, but the group's Howie Dorough has another reason to celebrate: He's releasing his first children's album, Which One Am I?
Howie says he got the idea for the album about five years ago, when he was struggling to find music he and his son could both enjoy.
"I had a really hard time connecting with him with the music that was out there," Howie tells ABC Radio. "And I looked out at our audience and I was like, 'Wow. We have a lot of fans that were younger that have now grown up [and are] bringing their kids. Why not make music...that's good for all families?'"
It was Howie's two collaborators on the project who suggested he use his own life as inspiration.
"They were the ones that said, 'Believe or not, your life is what you should sing about,'" Howie recalls. I'm like, 'Really? You think it's that interesting?' They're like, 'Yeah, those are subjects that kids are still dealing with nowadays.'"
Howie ended up turning his own childhood struggles -- being mixed-race, in a sibling's shadow and worrying constantly -- into Which One Am I? The project has also inspired a musical called Back in the Day, which will open starting January 31 at the Rose Theater in Omaha, Nebraska, with Howie in the starring role. Visit HowieD.net for all the details.
So how do the rest of the Backstreet Boys feel about Howie's new venture?
"The guys are very very supportive -- actually, Nick[Carter] and Brian[Littrell] both told me they loved both of the singles," Howie says. "And that's nice, because we all want to have the thumbs-up from each other."
Stephen Pond/Getty ImagesPlease welcome Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sheeran. After months and months of speculation, the pop superstar has finally confirmed what most people already assumed: That he and his fiancee Cherry Seaborn are, in fact, husband and wife, having married privately.
Ed talked about his marital status openly in a new interview he did with media personality Charlamagne tha God to promote his new album No. 6 Collaborations. Speaking about one track, "Remember the Name," Ed says he wrote it "before me and Cherry got married, and I knew that we'd be married by the point that the song came out."
"And so I said [in the song], 'Watch how the lyrics might get twisted/My wife wears red but looks better without the lipstick,'" he continues. "And I was like...someone's gonna hear me and be like, 'Whoa, they're married!' and I didn't know how that would be construed."
Ed reveals that it was Cherry who told him to reach out to Justin Bieber for their current hit "I Don't Care," which is about being at a showbiz event with the person you love.
"Bieber just got married. I just got married," he explains, adding, "It was actually Cherry's idea -- she was like, 'Why don't you get Bieber? He's perfect for this. It just fits.'"
Ed explains that another song on the album, "Best Part of Me," is about how he can't believe that Cherry married him.
"I constantly wake up every day with Cherry, and I'm just like, 'Why the f**k are you with me?'" he explains. "Like, you could be with whoever you wanted to and you've chosen me....I just find that amazing."
He adds, "I think it's quite sweet to always think that the person you're with is out of your league."
It's a big day for Ed Sheeran: Not only is he releasing his new album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, but he's also dropping a new video for one of its songs, releasing a new, in-depth interview, and gifting fans with a rollout of new merch at pop-up shops worldwide.
The album, which features collaborations with Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, country star Chris Stapleton, Camila Cabello, Eminem, Cardi B, Chance the Rapper and Khalid, among others, arrived at midnight.
At 4 a.m. ET, Ed's YouTube channel premiered the only interview the singer is doing to promote the project: a sit-down with media personality Charlamagne Tha God. In the chat, Ed talks about the stories behind all the album's collaborations, as well as his personal life.
Then at 7 a.m. ET, Ed's video for the song "Antisocial," a collabo with rapper Travis Scott, goes live. From what we can tell from Ed's Instagram, it features the two artists wearing all kinds of crazy costumes and wigs.
Meanwhile, pop-up shops featuring new limited-edition Ed merch -- done in collaboration with three different streetwear brands and priced from $5 to $250 -- are opening worldwide from about 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time. In the U.S., you can find them in New York, L.A., Detroit, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia and Atlanta. Visit EdSheeran.com for the details.
Unsurprisingly, Ed's pal Taylor Swift is as excited for his new music as we are.
She posted a pic on her Instagram Story of herself pretending to apply makeup to Ed's face, and wrote, "As you get ready to release this new album full of BOPS and INSTANT CLASSICS, just know how proud I am to be your friend and am wishing you the best release week!!"
The Backstreet Boys kicked off their DNA world tour a few months ago in Europe, but now they're bringing their production to North America, starting tonight in Washington, D.C.
As Backstreet's Howie Dorough explains, even if you saw the Boys in Vegas during their residency show, Larger Than Life, this tour will be a whole new experience.
"We kicked [the tour] off in Europe early May and I'm glad we were able to do that, because we've really gotten it perfected for America," he tells ABC Radio. "It's a great show. It's totally different than our Vegas residency...I think a lot of people were thinking, 'Oh, it must be Vegas, just taking it around the world,' but it's a totally brand-new show."
"I think we're gonna blow America away," Howie gushes. "The set design is unlike anything I've ever seen, the set list is really good. I think we really accomplish taking our fans [on] a true trip down memory lane with all the oldies but goodies, and we've been able to properly sprinkle in some of the songs from the DNA album."
And along with favorites like "I Want It That Way," "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and "As Long As You Love Me," Howie says you'll also get to see all your favorite Backstreet Boys dance moves. Almost.
"Oh yeah, we're going out full on, 100 percent," he promises, then laughs, "There's only thing we're not doing: getting down on the knees. We wanna make sure we can get back up!"
In addition to the tour kickoff, Howie's also releasing a new solo project Friday: A children's album titled Which One Am I?, inspired by his own experiences growing up. A musical, based on the album and starring Howie, debuts in January. Visit HowieD.net for details.