Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagicLady Gaga's two stolen French bulldogs have been found safe, the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to ABC News.
The dogs, Gustav and Koji, were turned into the LAPD's Olympic Station, not Hollywood Division where they were taken, by a woman who found them, ABC News has learned. She is reportedly not involved.
The dogs were unharmed and reunited with Gaga's representatives. The perpetrators have not been caught and are still being searched for, according to police.
As previously reported, the singer's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was out walking her three dogs when he was approached late Wednesday by two people who shot Fischer and took two of the dogs. The third, Asia, escaped and was later recovered.
Fischer was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries; he is currently stable and is expected to recover.
It's not clear the kidnappers knew they were Lady Gaga's dogs. There have been a number of thefts of French bulldogs in Los Angeles in recent months.
The pop superstar, who was not in the country at the time, had offered $500,000 as reward for the safe return of the dogs, no questions asked.
Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesLady Gagais taking to social media with her pleas for the safe return of her two French bulldogs stolen earlier this week.
“My beloved dogs Koji and Gustav were taken in Hollywood two nights ago,” she wrote on Friday, along with photos of the dogs. “My heart is sick and I am praying my family will be whole again with an act of kindness.”
She reiterated her reward of $500,000 for their safe return, encouraging anyone with information to email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
“If you bought or found them unknowingly, the reward is the same,” she added.
Gaga, who was reportedly in Italy filming a movie when the dognapping occurred Wednesday night, also tweeted her praise for her dog walker, Ryan Fischer, who was shot during the robbery and is currently in stable condition.
“I continue to love you Ryan Fischer, you risked your life to fight for our family,” she wrote. “You’re forever a hero.”
Fischer's family issued a statement not long after saying, "As you know, our beloved Ryan was the victim of a horrible, violent crime on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles. Thankfully, Ryan is receiving extraordinary care in the hospital right now and his doctors expect him to make a full recovery."
They thanked all the healthcare workers caring Ryan and added their thanks to Lady Gaga who they said has "shown nothing but non-stop love and concern for Ryan and our family right from the outset."
"Ryan loves [Gustav] and Koji as much as Lady Gaga does; so we join in her plea for their safe return," the family said, concluding, "Thank you very much for your interest and support. At this time we kindly ask that you respect our family's privacy as we are focused on Ryan's recovery."
Billie: ABC/Eric McCandless; Katy & Orlando: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicHe may have starred in some of the biggest film franchises ever, but to Billie Eilish, Orlando Bloom was "just some dude Katy Perry met."
In her new documentary The World's a Little Blurry, streaming now, the future Grammy-winner is seen backstage at Coachella in 2019, as Katy comes by to say hi with Orlando in tow. Katy and Billie hug, and Katy introduces Orlando as "my fiancé." Orlando then hugs Billie and tells her how great her song "bad guy" is.
In the next scene, Billie's brother Finneas is shown imitating Orlando's accent, when Billie chimes in, "Who was that?"
"Orlando Bloom. He played Will Turner in f***ing Pirates of the Caribbean," explains Finneas.
"That guy? That was him? No way! Bring him back! I wanna meet him again," Billie exclaims. "He kissed me on the cheek!"
After checking out some pictures of Orlando as Will in the hit film franchise, Billie admits, "I did not know that was him. I thought that was just some dude Katy Perry met."
Orlando -- who also starred in the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings franchise -- eventually comes back and hugs Billie again.
This time, she fangirls out, gushing, "You don't even understand, my 9-year-old self, bro...you're a f***ing... I don't even know! Oh my Lord! Thank you for everything you do."
By the way, Katy also said she'd be there for Billie if the then-17-year-old star ever needed to talk because, Katy warned, "It's gonna be a wild ride for, like, 10 years."
The World's a Little Blurry is streaming now on Apple TV .
Garrett Lobaugh"You Say" singer Lauren Daigle has returned with her first new original music since her Grammy-winning 2018 album Look Up Child: A new single called "Hold On to Me."
While Lauren has performed the song on tour, this marks the first time the song's been officially released. And like "You Say," it's an uplifting message of hope.
"When the best of me is barely breathin'/When I'm not somebody I believe in/Hold on to me," she sings.
"I hope “Hold On To Me” reminds people there’s still good in the world,” Lauren says in a statement. "No matter the circumstance you are walking through, there is someone in your life there to help you get through it."
"There’s something powerful about having people in your life that see who you are through the worst of circumstances and still choose you," she adds. "'Hold On To Me' is about all of us coming together and remembering that being with each other and being there for each other is what life is truly all about.”
As for a new album, Lauren tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe, "I mean, I'm inspired. I've kind of locked myself in here and we'll see what comes of it. I'm excited though. It is definitely a writing season, for sure."
RBMG/Def Jam Recordings All those singles Justin Bieber has been releasing lately have all been leading up to this: a new album, JUSTICE,which will be released March 19.
Justin's sixth studio album will feature his three hit singles -- "Holy," "Lonely" and "Anyone" -- which are all in the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“In a time when there’s so much wrong with this broken planet, we all crave healing - and justice - for humanity,” says Justin, explaining the album title. “In creating this album, my goal is to make music that will provide comfort; to make songs that people can relate to, and connect to, so they feel less alone."
"Suffering, injustice and pain can leave people feeling helpless," he continues. "Music is a great way of reminding each other that we aren’t alone. Music can be a way to relate to one another and connect with one another."
"I know that I cannot simply solve injustice by making music, but I do know that if we all do our part by using our gifts to serve this planet, and each other, that we are that much closer to being united," Justin notes.
"This is me doing a small part. My part," he concludes. "I want to continue the conversation of what justice looks like so we can continue to heal.”
JUSTICE is the follow-up to Justin's album Changes, which came out just over a year ago. He'll perform at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards 2021, live on Saturday, March 13.
James Devaney/GC ImagesWhile Lady Gaga is distraught over the dognapping of two of her beloved French bulldogs, she's also upset that her dog walker and friend, Ryan Fischer, was shot while the robbery took place. But People confirms that Ryan seems to be doing O.K. in the hospital.
Los Angeles Police Capt. Jonathan Tippet told People that Ryan, who was shot once in the chest, is in stable condition, and added that he "believes he will" make a full recovery. Tippett also told People that there are two suspects, both between the ages of 20 and 25, both of whom are at large. Because Ryan himself was not robbed, Tippett believes the suspects were only after the dogs.
Meanwhile, a friend and former client of Ryan's, tells People that Ryan texted him from the hospital and told him he was "breathing on his own now."
The friend, Dr. Fred Pescatore, describes Fischer as an "amazing" person, adding, "There's nothing negative about that man." He says Ryan is "just amazing with dogs," explaining, "They're like his children. He's very in tune with the dogs' needs. He would do anything for them, anything."
"This man deserves recognition. He was the one that was shot," Pescatore adds. "He was the one protecting her dogs. And not enough people are focusing on that."
As previously reported, Gaga is offering a $500,000 for the return of the dogs. Anyone with information on the case can email KojiandGustav@gmail.com.
Anthony MandlerNick Jonas is the host and the musical guest on this weekend's Saturday Night Live, but in a new promo of the show, he has a hard time convincing a couple of SNL castmembers that he's worthy of the gig.
In the clip, Nick announces that he's hosting and performing on SNL. Cast member Bowen Yang then pumps him up, saying, "Kid, this is your big night!" while fellow cast member Ego Nwodim adds, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere!"
"It's your big shot!" adds Bowen. "Don't blow it!" advises Ego.
"Um, I think I’ve kind of like already made it, because I’m a very successful music artist?” Nick responds.
"Exactly! That's a great attitude!" says Ego, with Bowen adding, "Fake it 'til you make it!"
In the second promo, Bowen and Ego are disappointed that Nick's role as musical guest means they can't debut their new single "You Idiot." They proceed to sing it for Nick, who storms off in disgust.
Bowen and Ego respond, "He loves it!"
Catch Nick debuting his new single "Spaceman," from his upcoming album of the same name, on SNL this weekend.
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesFinally, Bruno Mars is gifting us with new music.
On Thursday night, he announced that he's teamed up with Grammy-winning R&B singer Anderson. Paak to make a new album. "We locked in and made an album," he tweeted. "The band’s called Silk Sonic. First song drops next Friday 3/5."
He also tweeted what is presumably the album artwork: It shows drawings of both his and Anderson's faces, both wearing big sparkly glasses, and it has the title "An Evening with Silk Sonic." Underneath that, it says, "With special guest host Bootsy Collins."
Collins is the legendary bass player and singer who's best known for his work with James Brown, and as member of the pioneering group Parliament-Funkadelic. He's also a pop culture icon who's been name-checked in songs, and appeared in numerous TV shows and commercials.
Anderson also posted the artwork and wrote, "WE MADE AN ALBUM!! YALL GET THE FIRST SONG NEXT FRIDAY 3/5!! ROCKET EMOJIS AND ALL THAT!!!"
This is Bruno's first album release since 2016's Grammy-winning 24K Magic, though he's released a number of collaborative singles since then. .Paak's last album was 2019's Grammy-winning Ventura.
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcpKelly Clarkson is keeping herself busy amid her divorce. So busy, in fact, that's she's had the time to write 60 songs.
While chatting with ET, the 38-year-old The Voice coach opened up about using music as an outlet after filing to split from Brandon Blackstock, who she shares two children with -- daughter River Rose, 6, and son Remington Alexander, 4 -- last June.
"I have this record that we're working on. It's really great and really honest," she said. "There's just a lot of questions that I have to answer before releasing it for myself, you know? Whether that be business-wise or personally or whatever. Whatever happens though, it is such a gift. Like, I don't know how anybody, I'll just be real with you, goes through grief like divorce, any kind of grief, any kind of loss, without having an outlet like this."
"I have written like 60 songs, it is an insane amount of getting it out. I think that's a blessing in itself," she continued. "Anytime you go through some life, it's such an awesome thing to have that outlet, regardless of whether people hear it or not."
Clarkson's uncertainty on whether fans will hear the track comes from her experiences putting out personal songs in the past like "Piece of Me" and "Because of You," which she explained were "difficult decisions"
"But the other side of you is like, 'Man, how many people have come up to me.' Like, 'You have no idea. I never wanted to talk about it, I never have told anyone this,'" the singer reminisced.
"Music has that way, even for me," she added. "I listen to other artists and music has a way of healing you."
Tommaso Boddi/WireImageWhile Blake Shelton would love to take Miley Cyrus up on her offer to sing at his wedding to Gwen Stefani, the country star feels his former The Voice nemesis Adam Levine “owes” him a wedding performance.
Last month, Miley tweeted, "@gwenstefani @blakeshelton I'll be your wedding singer! I promise to be on my best behavior. Or worst. whatever you want! It's your special day! Cheers to loving you both almost as much as you love each other!"
"Gwen was showing me that she even said, 'I promise to be on my best behavior,'" Blake tells Peopleof Miley’s offer. "I've known Miley long enough [for her to have to say], 'By the way, I'll be nice when I get here.' So that was nice of her.”
He adds, “I don't know what we're going to do, but I still say Adam owes me a full-band performance with Maroon 5, mostly because I want it to cost him. I would rather have Miley as a human being."
Nice to know Blake and Adam’s love/hate bromance is alive and well, despite Adam leaving The Voice in 2019.
Season 20 of The Voice premieres March 1 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Gaga with Koji; MPI67/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)Lady Gaga's father Joe Germanotta says the entire family is "just sick over" the terrible incident Wednesday night in which Gaga's dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot and two of her three French bulldogs were stolen.
Fischer is expected to recover; Gaga is now offering a $500,000 reward for the return of Koji and Gustavo, no questions asked. Speaking to the New York Post, Germanotta said, "We’re just sick over it, it’s really horrible. It’s like someone took one of your kids.”
Germanotta said he'd already spoken "several times" with his daughter, who's in Rome filming a movie. He says he told a distraught Gaga to "be strong" and remember that the two Frenchies are "together" and are "comforting each other."
Gaga's third Frenchie, Miss Asia, managed to escape and was later recovered.
Meanwhile, a source tells Entertainment Tonight, "Lady Gaga is beside herself about this situation. Ryan is not only her dog walker, but also her friend. She is horrified that this happened."
"Her dogs are her babies and she is completely devastated and sickened by this," the source continues. "She feels somewhat helpless because she is far away in Italy, but is doing everything she can and praying for Ryan, Koji and Gustavo."
Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty ImagesA biopic on controversial lip-syncing '90s duo Milli Vanilli is still moving ahead, but the film company involved in its production has removed itself from the project -- possibly due to its controversial director.
Variety reports that Millennium Media, the independent film company that brought you The Expendables,Olympus Has Fallen and The Hitman's Bodyguard, has pulled out of the project, which is set to be directed by Brett Ratner.
A statement from Ratner's company said, "Millennium will not be selling the film...or be involved in the production," adding that instead, "a group of private equity investors" will be "fully financing the movie."
The announcement of the film on February 19 was followed by an outcry because of Ratner's involvement. In 2017, seven women, including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, accused Ratner of sexual harassment and misconduct, reports Variety.
On February 20, Variety reports, Time's Up issued a statement saying that Ratner had never expressed regret, and instead, filed lawsuits against his accusers. Time's Up added that Ratner shouldn't be allowed to just "go away for a couple of years and then resurface and act like nothing's happened."
The statement continued, "We have not – and will not – forget. And Millennium Media shouldn’t either. There should be no comeback."
Ratner, best known for directing the Rush Hour franchise and X-Men: The Last Stand, is excited about the Milli Vanilli project, promoting it on his Instagram as "The Incredible True Story of the World's Greatest Lie."
As you might recall, the duo Milli Vanilli scored four smash singles in 1988 and 1989 and won the Grammy for Best New Artist, only to have it revoked when it was revealed that the duo -- Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus -- were models who didn't actually sing on any of their records.
Production design means the overall aesthetic of a movie, TV show, commercial or video, which helps tell the story.
"Cardigan," "My Oh My" and "Falling" are included in the Short Format: Web series, music video or commercial category. Camila's video and Harry's video had the same production designer, though the aesthetic of Harry and Taylor's videos are somewhat similar.
In Harry's video, he's shown wearing a frilly blouse while playing the piano in a room. Water erupts out of the piano and slowly begins to fill the room, until he and the piano are both completely submerged.
In Taylor's video, she's playing an old upright piano in a cabin. She opens the top of the piano, climbs into it and finds herself in a magical forest, playing a moss- covered grand piano that has a waterfall spilling out of it. She then opens up the piano bench, climbs into it and finds herself swimming in a stormy sea. She swims over to a floating piano, climbs inside it, and ends up back in her cabin, soaking wet.
As for Camila's video, it's a mini-movie in which she plays a '50s-era actress who gets tired of playing a damsel in distress in black-and-white films. After meeting a budding film director, she ends up starring in a full-color film where she's the hero, slicing and dicing bad guys left and right with her Japanese sword.
The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony that will stream on April 10 at 7 p.m. ET.
White House/Chandler WestKelly Clarkson's big sit-down interview with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden aired Thursday, and part of the show featured Kelly singing a special cover song just for Dr. Biden, in the East Room of the White House.
Joined by her musical director Jason Halbert on piano, Kelly sang a gentle, beautiful version of "Get Together," the 1967 hit by The Youngbloods. The first lady said it was one of her favorite songs, and it certainly hits home President Joe Biden's theme of "unity."
"Come on people now/Smile on your brother/Everybody get together/Try to love one another right now," Kelly sang.
Also during the episode, Dr. Biden introduced Kelly to the White House dogs, Champ and Major, and Kelly did a lightning round when she asked Dr. Biden to say the first thing that comes into her mind when she said a certain word. When Kelly said, "Bridgerton" -- the hit Netflix show -- Dr. Biden said, "Costumes...romance!"
"We're so different!" Kelly laughed. "My first word would have been different!"
"O.K., I know which episode you're talking about!" laughed Dr. Biden.
"It might be episode five!" Kelly laughed.
For those who haven't watched, Bridgerton episode five features a lot of, um, sexytime.
Anthony Mandler/Island RecordsNick Jonas has released his new solo song "Spaceman," which he tells Apple Music's Zane Lowe explores the idea of being disconnected from others, as we've all been during the pandemic. It's the first release from an upcoming solo album, also called Spaceman, which arrives March 12.
"I...love moments when I'm able to take an idea, a concept, in this case, that feeling of just trying to capture what this year looked like as far as that isolation," he says of the project.
"I was away from my wife for a few months while she was filming a movie and that's when I started making the record," Nick reveals. "And then the reconnection, understanding there is hope on the other side."
"I feel like the album is inherently hopeful and I want people to feel that when they listen to it," he adds.
As for "Spaceman," Nick says the concept came to him when he thought, "What's the one thing that all of us have felt during this time?"
"It's just completely disconnected from the world," he adds. "We've gotten so accustomed to looking at a screen instead of human interaction, and I think the thing that keeps us all encouraged and hopeful is just the idea of knowing that there will be a tomorrow."
Nick tells Lowe that his wife Priyanka Chopra Jonas "loves" his new music, adding, "Most of the songs are pretty much just love letters...when I can't articulate the way I feel with my words...I go to the studio."
As for The Jonas Brothers, Nick says that he's "excited to get with [them] and find our big stadium song to go and play those shows again for our fans...but it's really nice to make something that just feels right to me."
Gaga with Asia & Koji: Michael Stewart/GC ImagesLady Gaga's beloved French bulldogs were stolen in an incident that left her dog walker hospitalized -- and she wants them back, no questions asked.
ABC News has confirmed that two of Gaga's three French bulldogs -- Koji and Gustav -- were stolen last night in Hollywood and the dog walker was shot and wounded. She's offering a $500,000 reward to anyone who has the dogs, and the person who has the dogs can email KojiandGustav@gmail.com to claim the reward.
LAPD tells ABC News that since French bulldogs are very valuable and in high demand, it's likely that Gaga was not targeted, and the robber simply wanted the dogs.
TMZ reports that Gaga's third Frenchie, Asia, ran away and was later recovered by one of Gaga's bodyguards. Gaga was in Rome shooting her role in Ridley Scott's upcoming movie Gucci when it happened, according to TMZ and Vulture.
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicShortly after Nick Jonas announced he was kickstarting his solo career again, fans of the Jonas Brothers believed that meant the beloved band was heading for another hiatus.
Well, Kevin, Nick and Joe Jonas have something to say about that: They have something special up their sleeve and fans will know what it is real soon.
This week marked the two-year anniversary of the "Sucker" hitmakers announcement that they were getting back together after splitting in 2013.
"2 years ago today, we flew some of our biggest fans to LA to surprise them with some big news.... Jonas Brothers are back together," the band announced via Instagram while sharing a video of the special moment. "That day and every day that followed has meant everything to us."
"Playing music together, getting back on the road, seeing all of your faces in the crowd, hearing your stories… Our 2019 (and even some of 2020!) was so special and it’s all because of how amazing you guys are," the group continued.
While celebrating the fact they have "the best fans in the world," JoBros also insisted that they're not going anywhere.
"We all have a ton of exciting stuff coming (together and apart) and we can’t wait for you guys to hear all about it," they teased, leaving fans to guess what the trio has in store.
Nick announced over the weekend that he'd be releasing his first solo effort in two years, "Spaceman." That led to reports claimed the Jonas Brothers were breaking up again to focus on their solo efforts, but it seems fans can now rest assured that the reunion isn't over.
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach GroupThis Saturday marks Pokémon's 25th anniversary, aptly titled Pokémon Day. To help celebrate the momentous occasion, Post Malone has released a brand new single Thursday that puts a spin on a classic Hootie and the Blowfish hit.
Posty, who is a long-time Pokéfan, released "Only Wanna Be with You (Pokémon 25 Version)" which pays tribute to the 1995 hit while infusing sound effects people have come to associate with the original Game Boy games.
Not only that, Malone even incorporates the Ecruteak City theme, which was featured in the franchise's followup games, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal -- which arrived in the U.S. in 1999.
As for why Malone chose to breathe new life into a classic Hootie hit, the singer notes "I Only Wanna Be With You" bowed on the Billboard charts 25 years ago, around the same time Pokémon Red and Blue made their debut and launched a global empire.
The two games first hit the shelves in Japan on February 27, 1996.
The "Circles" singer will perform his latest single when he headlines the Pokémon Day concert over the weekend. He previously said in a statement, "I’ve been a Pokémon fan for a long time, so the opportunity to headline the Pokémon Day concert celebrating 25 years is awesome."
The concert kicks off on the official Pokémon YouTube channel, Pokémon’s official Twitch channel, and on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website starting at 7:00 p.m. ET on February 27.
White House/Chandler WestKelly Clarkson is getting some advice on life after divorce from none other than First Lady Dr.Jill Biden.
In a preview clip ahead of her appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show Thursday, FLOTUS discussed her own experience with finding love again after her first marriage ended -- she married President Joe Biden in 1977 -- and gave Kelly some words of encouragement.
"My mother always said to me, ‘Things are going to look better tomorrow,'" Dr. Biden says. "'And if you can take one day at a time, and things will get better.' And you know, I look back on it now and I think, ‘You know, if I hadn't gotten divorced, I wouldn't have met Joe. I wouldn't have the beautiful family I have now.’"
She continued, "So, I really think things happen for the best. And I think Kelly, over time—I don't know how long it's been for you—but I think over time you heal and you're going to be surprised and I can't wait until that day comes for you and you're gonna call me up and you're gonna say, ‘Hey Jill, you were right.'"
Kelly announced her divorce from Brandon Blackstock in June of last year, after nearly seven years of marriage and two children together.
Toni Anne Barson/WireImageKatharine McPhee: American Idol finalist, actress, singer, Broadway star and now, mother. A rep for the star has confirmed to People that Katharine and her husband, super-producer David Foster, have welcomed their first child.
"Katharine McPhee and David Foster have welcomed a healthy baby boy," the rep told People. "Mom, Dad and son are all doing wonderfully."
The news came not long after Katharine, 36, was heard on the podcast Women on Top, revealing that she'd be having a son. She said, "Now that I am having a boy, there are different things I need to worry about to teach him versus the things I would be thinking about with a girl."
She added, "But it's kind of refreshing, because I feel like I don't need to think about those societal 'this is the way you look' [issues]. I think men have...different things to worry about."
The former star of Smash and Scorpion married Foster, 71, in 2019 after first meeting him on American Idol in 2006. This is his sixth child and his first son: He has five daughters from previous relationships, the oldest of whom is 50.
Kat will next be seen in the Netflix show Country Comfort, debuting March 19. In it, she plays an aspiring country singer who becomes a nanny to a cowboy -- played by LeAnn Rimes' husband Eddie Cibrian -- and his five kids, all of whom are musically talented.