Denise Truscello/WireImageMariahCarey will be in New York City on Thursday to perform at the opening of One World Observatory, according to the New York Post.
Sources tell the newspaper that the 45-year-old diva will sing her latest single "Infinity" at a gala to mark the opening of the 1 World Trade Center Observatory, located 1,300 feet above street level.
The observatory will open to the public Friday.
Carey finished the first leg of her Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesar's Palace last Sunday. The second leg will kick off in July.
Simon EmmettLast night in Boston, The Script kicked off the North American leg of their world tour in support of their latest album No Sound Without Silence. The tour will feature the band doing a more scaled-down version of the massive shows they've been doing in Europe, which the band thinks will be "really, really special."
"We’re actually going back to more when we first started," lead singer Danny O'Donoghue tells ABC Radio. "So we’ve stripped down a lot of the production. We’re really going, not...back to basics, but we’ve had the kind of massive, massive light show of Europe, and I think coming over here, it’s a small tour, but also I think it’s just getting back to the music, getting back to being a band again."
"I think it’s a really cool way for our fans to catch us as well," he adds. "It’s not that intimate when you’re playing Shea Stadium or you’re playing these places with Paul McCartney or whatever." The Script have opened for the former Beatle legend several times, most famously in 2009 at New York's Citi Field.
"Playing these places now, they’ll literally be able to see the whites of our eyes," says Danny. "And I think it’s gonna be something really, really special for our fan base here in America."
Keeping their fans happy is job number one for the Irish group: Script fans are intensely loyal and refer to themselves as "the Script Family." Danny says many of them have been following the band for years, and the band doesn't take that for granted.
"They’ve watched us grow, we’ve seen them grow too. A lot of the fans, maybe they were 18 or 19 when they first started liking The Script and now they have kids and now some of them are married and some of them are -- they’re growing," he says. "I'm not, I don’t have kids, I’m not married yet, but everybody knows we value our fans more than, I believe, any other band. You know, we really do."
In addition to spending time with fans after every show, The Script is making sure the set list on this tour is full of hits like "Breakeven" and "Hall of Fame," as well as songs from the new album, like "Superheroes" and the new single "No Good in Goodbye."
"We don’t like bands that just go out and do the new album and kind of forget about everything else," guitarist Mark Sheehan tells ABC Radio. "It’s not like we get to be in America all the time so I think for us we’re gonna pepper some of the older songs in there as well and just kind of give a musical journey, so to speak, into the new material, so everybody can just hear them all, really, against each other."
You might think when a band like The Script goes on the road, the list of backstage demands include a massive amount of alcohol. While they will own up to drinking vodka before the show, drummer Glen Power says it's just "to warm up the belly and get the blood going." Other than that, Glen says, they keep it simple: all they ask for is "some beers...some healthy food and bits of salad and stuff."
Meanwhile, The Script joined many music stars last week -- including Hozier -- in tweeting their approval of the fact that their home country of Ireland voted in favor of marriage quality.
"We’re so proud of Ireland," says Danny. "A lot of people think because it’s a small island, it’s not progressive. But I think we prove every single time how open-minded as a country we actually are." "And independent, " Mark adds. "Because it used to be years ago that the people were joined by the church, where it’s not that way anymore. Which I think is a good thing."
The Script's tour wraps up June 7 in St. Louis, Missouri. Then, after a date in Mexico, they'll head back to Europe for festival appearances and one very special gig: a headlining show at Croke Park in their hometown of Dublin, where they'll play for 82,000 people.
Randall SlavinRight now, Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas is all about his upcoming solo album, The Great Unknown, his summer tour and his brand-new single, "Trust You." But he hasn't forgot about the band: in fact, he says they're planning to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album in a major way.
"We never really stop. We obviously want to do something big for the 20th anniversary of our first record," Rob tells Entertainment Weekly. That 1996 disc, titled Yourself or Someone Like You, spun off the hits "3am," "Push," "Real World," and "Back 2 Good," and has sold over 15 million copies worldwide.
"We plan to always keep making music and keep touring, just right now it’s impossible -- it really takes a lot of effort to do two projects at one time," Rob says of his future with the band. Speaking about his current solo projects, he says, "Once this gets floating then I’ll feel a little safer to start talking about what that’s going to be. But there’s definitely going to be something on the horizon, especially for the 20th anniversary."
Rob's solo tour kicks off June 11. So far, The Great Unknown doesn't have a release date.
Jeff Daly/NBCWhat has Zayn Malik been up to since leaving One Direction? Working on his cooking skills, apparently.
His fiancée, Perrie Edwards, tells U.K.’s The Sun that her man has been whipping up meals in his newly acquired free time. “It’s nice to see more of him now,” she says. “We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he’s a great chef.”
And it seems Perrie, who’s in a girl group called Little Mix, is making her fellow group members jealous. Her band mate Jesy says, “They never stop cooking, that’s all I ever hear. Every time she comes in she’s like, ‘Zayn made me this’ and ‘Zayn made me that’. I’m like, ‘Can he cook me a meal?’”
Perrie adds that she and Zayn are still planning their wedding and don’t have a date yet.
Meanwhile, Zayn’s former band mates are revealing more details on their first album as a foursome. “There’s a few different sounds on the album, not all the songs sound the same, like, same vibe. They are all kind of different," Niall Horan tells Entertainment Tonight. "Couple of different guitars and drums. It’s a lot different than what we did before... but, it’s cool."
Liam Payne adds that fans of their old music will be satisfied too. “There’s a lot of old school vibes as well,” he explains. “I said before that it was quite Oasis-y but I was thinking about one song that I’ve been playing… it’s very diverse I think.”
On July 9, One Direction kicks off the North American leg of the On the Road Again Tour in San Diego, California. The guys confirmed they’ll be adding some new songs to their set list for the upcoming string of dates.
Capitol RecordsToday marks the one-year anniversary of the U.K. and European release of Sam Smith’s Grammy-winning album, In the Lonely Hour. In celebration of the milestone, Sam decided to give his fans a little something extra.
He invited fans to stream the album using the player on his special #HappyBirthdayITLH page. As people across the world listen, a map on the site will light up, bit by bit. Once the map is illuminated, it will reveal an exclusive In the Lonely Hour competition, giving fans the chance to win some signed items.
Sam also shared some of his favorite In the Lonely Hour memories. He tweeted about his hit song "Stay with Me": "The day I wrote this song I reacted in a way I never react. I completely broke down in tears when listening back to the vocals in the chorus."
He also revealed that he had really bad tonsillitis when he recorded "I've Told You Now." "I wanted this version on the record, because I adored the imperfections in it," he explained. And he shared that "Leave Your Lover" remains his favorite track on the album. "It's so sweet & pretty sounding but the meaning is more heart wrenching than all the other songs," he tweeted.
In the Lonely Hour was released June 17, 2014 in the U.S.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteFor those of you still keeping track, it appears Katy Perry and John Mayer are still “on.” According to E! News, the two visited Disneyland over Memorial Day Weekend and were spotted enjoying some of the theme park’s most popular rides together.
John was photographed seated behind Katy on one of the rides, and in another photo, the two both wore hoodies as they walked through the park side by side. A source also spied them grabbing a bite to eat at the exclusive eatery Club 33.
Apparently the two brought along some of their close friends for the weekend trip. Katy reportedly went on Space Mountain with her gal pals, while John opted to sit that one out. According to witnesses, the group stayed at the park until closing time.
Katy and John were last spotted getting cozy with each other at the Met Gala earlier this month, but they have yet to confirm that they’re officially a couple again. They first started dating in 2012 and broke up in February 2014. Earlier this year they reportedly decided to give things another try. Things seemed to fizzle out in March, but by April they were spotted hanging out together again.
Michael Becker/FOXKelly Clarkson was an unknown singer from Texas before American Idol gave her a shot at the big time. Now, she wants to give fellow unknown musicians a chance to be heard during her upcoming summer tour.
Over the holiday weekend, Kelly wrote on Twitter, "So I was inspired by an undiscovered artist who stopped me in the mall today. Everyone needs a shot. A moment on stage. So I'm starting....'Open Mic Night' on tour! One person from every city will get a spot in my set to shine! Please submit videos over Facebook or Twitter!"
No word on the criteria that will be used to select the lucky hopefuls to perform in each city. Kelly's tour starts July 11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Meanwhile, the singer has already given an extremely young unknown musician a shot...at YouTube stardom. A 10-year-old girl named Ava asked Kelly to sing karaoke with her at a Nashville club Monday night, and the singer agreed. The two teamed up for the B-52s classic "Love Shack," and Ava's thrilled mom tweeted her thanks to Kelly.
eOne MusicKatharine McPhee is getting back to her musical roots. The former American Idol runner-up has announced her new album, Hysteria, will be released on Friday, July 24.
The first single off the album, “Lick My Lips,” debuted today on Billboard.com, along with its pinup girl-inspired video. The tune, written by Florence the Machine member Isabella Summers, has a dance-inducing ‘80s beat and a catchy chorus.
With Hysteria, Katharine was involved in the writing of every single track on the album. She worked with Isabella on five songs, and Ryan Tedder co-wrote another.
Katharine’s last album, Unbroken, was released in 2010. She took a break from recording in order to pursue some acting projects. She starred in the short-lived NBC musical series Smash and currently plays Paige on the CBS drama, Scorpion.
Jason Merritt/Getty Images via ABCForbes has announced their list of the World’s Most Powerful Women of 2015, and Taylor Swift was named one of the most powerful women in entertainment. She ranks number 65 on the overall tally of 100 and joins 10 other women in the entertainment industry who made the list, including celebs like Oprah Winfrey,Angelina Jolie and Ellen DeGeneres.
Forbes notes that her album 1989 had the biggest first-week sales in 12 years and made Taylor the only artist ever to have three consecutive albums sell a million copies their first week. The publication also commends her for trademarking her lyrics and donating $50,000 to New York City public schools.
In addition to all of these accomplishments, Taylor kicked of a 78-date world tour this month. And if you think she makes pop stardom look easy, that’s because to her, it kind of is. She told BBC Radio 1 this weekend that touring the world is “not that hard.”
"If we're playing stadiums, I'll do two or three a week, not five shows a week, then I get to fly home in between,” she said. “It's not that bad…It's made out to be harder than it is."
The hardest part, she said, is leaving her cats behind. But the best part is feeling that sense of accomplishment at the end of each show. "That's the best part of this," she said. "When you walk off stage and you're drenched in sweat and you're tired and your legs hurt... it feels like you're really working for the job. It's nice to feel tired after a show. I'm like 'Oh my God, I'm finally doing something.'"
While performing can be tiring, Taylor makes sure to wind down every night by watching a couple of hours of TV. "I like Friends because I've seen every episode, so it's like switching my brain off,” she said. “I know exactly what they're about to say."
ABC/Kelsey McNeal; ABC/Randy HolmesDemi Lovato and Nick Jonas have partnered again. The former Camp Rock co-stars, along with talent manager and music executive Phil McIntyre, have formed their own record label.
Safehouse Records, a joint venture with Island Records, was conceived by the trio as a safe environment where artists can explore their creativity. In addition to signing new artists, both Demi and Nick -- who's currently signed to Island Records -- will release future music on Safehouse. Demi is signed to Hollywood Records but will be able to release music on Safehouse thanks to a creative partnership between the labels.
"I've worked closely with both Nick and Phil for years and we share the same point of view when it comes to making music," Demi said in a statement. "It's incredibly exciting to be part of this new company where I'm in control of all aspects of my career. I can't wait to share what we're working on!"
Nick and Phil added in a joint statement: "Our focus at Safehouse Records is to put artists in control of their art while providing them the best tools to manage their careers. Through our partnership with Island Records they will also have access to the best marketing and promotion available."
Demi and Nick have been good pals since their Disney days. The two have a duet called "Avalanche" on Nick's self-titled solo album, and Nick was the musical director on Demi's Neon Lights tour. Demi also previously dated Nick's older brother, Joe.
Beluga Heights/Warner Bros. RecordsAmong the many special guests on Jason Derulo's upcoming album, Everything Is 4, is Meghan Trainor. Now you can hear their duet, "Painkiller," exclusively at MTV.com and VH1.com.
Currently, six never-before-heard tracks from the album are streaming at JasonDerulo.mtv.com and JasonDerulo.vh1.com. In addition to "Painkiller," you'll hear Jason perform "Love Me Down," "Trade Hearts," "Love Like That," and "X2CU." In the week leading up to the album's June 2 release, you'll eventually be able to stream the entire album.
Jason and Meghan's duet starts with Jason singing, "M-Train" -- Meghan's nickname -- while Meghan sings the now-familiar "Jason Derulo" intro. And though you might not think the "All About that Bass" girl and the guy who sang "Wiggle" would sound good together, they really do.
ABC/Paul TrantowA few days ago, the Australian paper The Daily Telegraphpublished an interview with Katy Perry in which she discussed a variety topics, including her ex-husband, Russell Brand. Katy's quoted in the interview as saying, "He hasn’t spoken to me since he texted me saying he was filing for divorce. I don’t want to talk about him -- my songs will say what I need to say." Now, Katy's accusing the paper of recycling those quotes from an interview she did years ago.
"It's really inappropriate when journalists repurpose interviews done 3 yrs ago in context of promoting a film & then stamp a new date on it," Katy tweeted, then added, "The Daily Telegraph & Chris Knowles." Knowles is the man who wrote the article in question. Katy followed that with a thumbs down emoji.
Katy's tweet seems to indicate she did the interview three years ago while promoting her 3D concert documentary Part of Me, which included the famous scene of Katy having a breakdown after learning Brand wanted a divorce.
Press Here PublicityLifehouse, the band that brought you hits like "You and Me," "Hanging by a Moment" and "First Time," is back after a three-year self-imposed hiatus with a new album called Out of the Wasteland.
After the band's 2012 disc Almeria, they decided to step off the endless album/tour cycle for a much-needed break. "I think it just kind of made sense," frontman Jason Wade tells ABC Radio. "After thirteen years of being on the road, non-stop touring, it just felt like a good time to kind of reset, recharge the batteries and then kind of come back with a fresh perspective."
"It was the first time we’ve ever taken any time off in the history of the band, which is kind of crazy, you know?" he adds. "Now I feel like we’ve got this new, rejuvenated sense of energy."
During the hiatus, the members of Lifehouse worked on their own projects. Jason attempted to make a solo album, but when he realized it wasn't working for him, he decided to reconvene the band and make a new Lifehouse album, which became Out of the Wasteland.
"Halfway through the process I just realized that I’m way more comfortable in a band setting. I missed the guys," Jason explains. "I wanted to bring everybody back together and I learned a lot about myself in that time, that I’m just not ever gonna be a solo artist in that sense. It’s not in my DNA, it’s not my personality. So I feel way more comfortable with the kind of familial quality that this band has."
Out of the Wasteland is the first album Lifehouse has released independently, without a major record label behind them. Musically, Jason says the disc is a mixture of "all our influences" and "a collection of everything we've done for 15 years."
"I think it just represents a new era for the band. You know, leaving a major labor to kind of become independent artists I think was a big deal to us," says Jason. "We spent two years of our lives making this album, so we put more into it than we put into any other record, and doing it for us: not really worrying too much about singles, but really making sure that we made an album that had the kind of peaks and valleys that we like in music."
A major part of making the album was the freedom the band had to essentially call all the shots, which is something they'd never had before when they were signed to a big record company.
"We get to pick all of the singles, we get to make the videos that we want to make, we get full creative control over all of the artwork, and I think that, to us, is a big deal," says Jason. "'‘Cause we’ve been in positions where we’ve wanted a specific album cover and we got shut down because it didn’t have our faces on it. Little things like that, I think at this stage in our career is really nice to just be able to have full creative control over those things."
Lifehouse will take the new music on the road starting June 19, when they launch a tour with Nickelback. So far, Jason says that fans seem to be liking the new songs.
"I think that they’re definitely getting the feeling that we’re returning to our roots and to a specific sound, at least for now," he says of the band's fans. "And I think that they’ve been pretty positive about that."
Cliff Lipson/CBSWhat good is all the millions of dollars, cars and houses in the world if you can't stop working long enough to enjoy them? Maybe that's why Ed Sheeran says that after several years of non-stop work, he's ready to get off the treadmill for a bit.
Speaking to the British paper The Daily Mirror,Ed says, "I’d like to live for a bit! I feel like I live in a bubble where normal happens outside, and everything ‘Hollywood’ happens inside. I’d like to get on the outside for at least a year.”
Ed said something similar to Entertainment Weekly recently: "We’ve been touring for five years without a break," he said. "I actually want to go and live in the house that I bought because I haven’t lived in it yet." He doesn't plan to put out his next album for "another year-and-a-half," he tells EW.
Unfortunately, Ed's got a ways to go before he'll be able to take that break: he has shows scheduled all over the world through December.
Ben WattsRobThomas is ready for a comeback. The Matchbox Twenty frontman just released his first solo single in five years: “Trust You.”
Rob debuted the up-tempo song on Entertainment Weekly Monday, and he talks to the mag about co-writing the tune with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder. OneRepublic opened up for Rob during his 2009 Cradlesong Tour, and he says he and Ryan really hit it off.
“He’s worked with everyone,” Rob tells EW of Ryan. “…He was kind of the only person on my list [of collaborators]. He was the first person on my list and he was really hard to get. I had to figure out a way to get out on the road and meet him, because he never stays still. He’s like a shark.”
He says when they sat down to write “Trust You,” they were inspired by the Rolling Stones’ tune “Miss You.” The beat to the song came first, followed by the line, “trust you.”
Rob explains the meaning behind the song: “Everyone I know, even the most put-together people, have that one person that calls them up and that no matter what, they know that the night is going to end with a bunch of bad decisions.”
He says the single is about that one friend that “when they call you you’re going to say yes and things are going to go horribly wrong in a really fun way.”
Rob’s new album The Great Unknown, his first solo effort since 2009, is due out later this year. He says this time around, he wanted to collaborate with a lot of different people. “I’d never done that before, tried to actually work with other people for my record,” he says. “I usually work with other people for their records. I just wanted to do something a little different and not go back to the same well.”
Rob will kick off his summer solo tour on June 11 in Ontario.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteLast fall, Jessie J revealed that she'd turned down several movie roles -- including a part in Kick Ass 2 -- due to her very busy schedule. But now it seems she's finally found the time for Hollywood. She reveals to ABC Radio that she's landed a movie role, but won't go into detail about what we can expect from her acting debut.
Asked if she thinks there'll be any acting in her future, Jessie tells ABC Radio, "Yes, I am, currently." She adds, "I can’t talk about it too much, which is really frustrating ‘cause I really wanna tell people, but yeah it’s my first film. But I don’t wanna tell people what it is, ‘cause it’s not the obvious thing. So yeah, I’m excited!"
While we're waiting to see Jessie on the big screen, we can hear her on the soundtrack of the hit movie Pitch Perfect 2 -- she recorded the song "Flashlight" for the project. And Jessie says that given the chance, she'd love to act in another installment in the series, if it gets made.
"Yes, if I was ever asked to be in Pitch Perfect 3, I would be there!" she tells ABC Radio. "I would be there in the Barden Bella outfit. I would love to be in it."
Meanwhile, Jessie hasn't abandoned her music career: the British singer just wrapped up her first headlining tour of America, and says the experience was "amazing."
"We did 19 shows. I feel like this has changed my life, this tour," she gushes to ABC Radio. "It’s my first-ever solo U.S. tour and I’ve been signed to my American label for eight years. And we’ve been here a lot and it feels like...it’s starting to happen."
While Jessie had initial success on the American charts with "Price Tag" and "Domino" a few years ago, things were a little quiet on the U.S. front for her until last year's Sweet Talker album and the singles "Bang Bang," "Burnin' Up" and "Masterpiece." She says she feels that American fans are coming to understand her as an artist.
"We’ve really kind of adapted the show so that people walk away really taking from it what I want, which is to get to know me and my personality," she explains. "And that I’m awkward, and not very good at being famous, and I like to make people laugh, and I don’t lip-sync and I love to sing live."
"Every review I’ve seen has been a real true element of what I want people to take away from this tour," she adds. "And I think that’s why it’s felt so special."
Jessie will now spend the summer touring in Europe and the U.K.
ABC/Lou RoccoThe setlist for Taylor Swift's newly launched 1989 World Tour features every single song from her 1989 album, and just three older hits. Why so much focus on the new music? She says her fans pretty much voted for her to do it -- by buying so many darn copies of the album.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Taylor says that the songs on 1989 seem "to be the music of mine that people are liking the most." She explains, "If this album hadn't been so impactful to the fans, if they hadn't gone out and broken so many records and made sure that I knew that this album was the most important one to them and the one they liked the most, I probably would have had to pull more old hits into the set."
As for which songs in general she chooses to perform, well, that's up to her fans as well.
"When I'm walking around in my daily life and a little kid comes up to me or a teenager comes up to me or a mom comes up to me, the songs that they bring up as being songs that affected them are the ones that I'm going to kind of stockpile and decide to play," she explains. "The songs that I haven't been hearing as much about, those are the ones that didn't make the cut."
Another change between this tour and Taylor's last one is that this one features an enormous video screen playing videos of the singer's squad of glamorous female BFFs, like Lena Dunham, Selena Gomez, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevigne.
"The show is essentially narrated by my friends," she says, "in their perspective of how they see my life playing out and when they first heard my album, kind of giving an insight into what my world has been like."
Taylor's 1989 World Tour continues this weekend in Detroit; over the weekend, she performed in Norwich, England.
ABC/Adam TaylorLast month on Twitter, Pink slapped down online body-shamers who commented that she'd gained some weight lately, and then added in an interview that she didn't "take well to bullying." Now, speaking to E!, the singer says the problem with Internet trolls is that they actually think people care what they say.
"I think people have gotten it wrong. They think their opinion matters and holds weight, and I don't know where or why they're giving themselves so much credit, you know? So I thought it was important for me to remind them that I don't care," she tells E! "My life is full, I like food a lot, and I really like to cook, I like to live. I find joy in that."
Pink explains that being the mother of three-year-old daughter Willow also inspired her to speak out.
"I'm raising a girl. I am a girl. I have feelings. People think I take no s**t and I'm tough, tougher than nails, but I'm a human being," she tells E!
As for Willow's future path, Pink says she's not sure she'll follow in her footsteps.
"I think she's more into motorcycles at this point. Motorcycles and skateboarding. I'm super into it," Pink says. No wonder, since her husband, Carey Hart, is a motocross star. She adds, "No music, not unless she's really talented."
Frank Micelotta/FOXSure, you can be a success by just appearing on American Idol and not winning -- just ask Chris Daughtry and Jennifer Hudson. But winning the title gives you the chance to do some pretty cool stuff.
For example, newly minted American IdolNick Fradiani is going to sing the national anthem at the 26th annual National Memorial Day Concert, airing on PBS, live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.
"That’s a humbling thing right there," he tells ABC Radio. "I still can’t believe that. I’m just so honored to be able to do that...I’m gonna be doing it with the symphony, but you know, me and my band were kind of working out the key for me. ‘Cause I haven’t done the national anthem very much. Think I’ve done it like two times in my whole life, but so excited for that. That’s gonna be an experience I’ll never, ever forget."
At the event, which will be attended by hundreds of thousands of people, and seen by millions more, Nick will appear alongside actors Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise and Laurence Fishburne, singer Gloria Estefan and another reality show winner, Tessanne Chin of The Voice season five.
Singing the anthem at the prestigious gig is just one indication of how Nick's life has pretty much changed forever. For example, usually, on Memorial Day, Nick says he's "cooking out with my boys...making hamburgers and hot dogs." He says of tonight's performance, "Just to be able to honor the hard-working military and everybody that served our country, it’s just really amazing."
Mert Alas and Marcus PiggottPeople magazine's current issue is all about the "Most-Talked About Bodies," and naturally, pop stars -- who are among the most scrutinized individuals in the world -- appear on the list.
In the section called Hollywood's 10 Hottest Bodies, we find Taylor Swift and Beyonce. Taylor is praised for her "long and lean" body, and for dressing fairly modestly for a celebrity. As for Bey, she gets props for showing off her "Flawless" body in a barely there Givenchy gown at the recent Met Gala in New York City.
For the section called Body Moments of the Year,Justin Bieber makes the cut for the controversy over whether or not his junk was Photoshopped in those Calvin Klein ads to make him appear, um, larger. He denied it on Instagram. Demi Lovato also is included for criticizing people's obsession with a "thigh gap."
Meanwhile, Selena Gomez, Pink and Kelly Clarkson are included for the way they hit back at body-shamers who took them to task for allegedly being too heavy. Perhaps Pink said it best on Twitter: "I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off."
In a section called Stars' Real Bodies, five celebs show off their bathing suit bods with no Photoshopping or retouching. One of them is Jordin Sparks, who lost 50 pounds a few years ago, but says she's not stressing over her other imperfections, real or imagined.
"I'm good with my thighs touching. I grew up in a family where we have meat on our bones and I'm used to that," she says, and also admits to having stretch marks, which she calls "tiger stripes." While she looks great, don't expect Jordin to post revealing body photos on social media either. "I'm not on Instagram to show you what I have," she notes. "I'm there to show you what my life is like!"