PRNewsFoto/Madame Tussauds OrlandoPitbull is the latest musical act to get the Madame Tussauds treatment. The singer unveiled his wax double at Madame Tussauds Orlando today.
His likeness is dressed in a black tuxedo and posed in Pitbull’s signature power stance. The Miami rapper, clad in a contrasting all-white suit, posed for pictures with his doppelganger.
"Looking back, it was a great experience to sit with the Madame Tussauds artists who worked hard to capture every detail," Pitbull said prior to the unveiling. "Having been born and raised in Florida, it truly is an honor to have this figure in Orlando."
Pitbull met with Madame Tussauds artists back in May of last year, where more than 300 measurements of his face, head and body were taken. The new Madame Tussauds Orlando location opened May 4 on International Drive.
ABC/Fred LeeOne racecar driver will be taking Taylor Swift for a spin this weekend. Sort of.
Tony Kanaan’s IndyCar for the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will be decorated with a Taylor paint scheme, according to the IndyCar website. The design is part of a promotion with her label, Big Machine Records, which is the official entertainment partner of Chip Ganassi Racing Teams.
A photo tweeted by ESPN shows the blue-colored No. 10 Chevrolet emblazoned with the pop star’s image and touting her 1989 World Tour. The race coincides with Taylor’s Detroit tour stop this Saturday.
“Big thanks to @BigMachine and @taylorswift13,” Tony, a former Indy 500 winner, wrote on Twitter. “Proud to run your car this weekend.”
The rapper, who is currently dating Meek Mill, spilled on her aspirations of starting a family.
"Ten years from now, I will have two children, unless my husband wants three," she tells the mag. "I will be into my fitness a lot more, I will stop yo-yo dieting and I'll be a housewife with careers that I can run from home."
She continues, "I want to be able to cook for my children, bake cookies for them and watch them grow up. I just want to be Mommy. Take them to school, go to the parent-teacher conference, help them with their homework and put their work on the refrigerator."
When it comes to sex, Nicki adds: "I demand that I climax. I think women should demand that."
The July issue ofCosmopolitan hits stands on June 9.
After initially postponing her Great Escape tour due to production delays, Iggy Azalea has now cancelled the tour completely.
An email apparently went out to ticket holders today, informing them of the cancellation. One fan tweeted an image of the email, which reads, "The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase."
It adds, “There will be a new tour planned around Iggy's new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Iggy later confirmed the cancellation on Twitter, writing, "As u may know, the tour is cancelled. I'm so sad and sorry to let my fans down...we'll be back out on the road when the next album is done." She added, "The cancellations don't include Pittsburgh Pride, Ottawa Bluesfest, Québec Summer Festival, or Washington State Fair. Still coming to those!"
The trek was to be the Aussie rapper’s first arena tour and was slated to kick off September 18 in San Diego. It was originally supposed to begin in the spring, but Iggy postponed it in March after reportedly splitting with her tour producer over “creative differences.” She later teamed up with the production designer behind Katy Perry’s Super Bowl halftime show and Britney Spears’ Vegas show Piece of Me.
If you don't get the reference, keep in mind that Colbie is a huge fan of Friends. There's a famous scene where Phoebe explains to Ross that he and Rachel will eventually get together because she's his "lobster." "It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life," Phoebe explains. "You can actually see old lobsters couples walking around their tank, holding claws." Rachel doesn't buy this, but when she finally realizes how much Ross loves her, and for how long, she kisses him passionately, causing Phoebe to cry, "He's her lobster!"
Justin retweeted Colbie's tweet and added a heart emoji.
Justin's a singer/songwriter who's also toured with Colbie as her guitarist. They've been dating since 2009.
Peter YangJustin Bieber seems pretty intent on bringing back this Boyz II Men classic. For the second time this week, the Biebs performed the R&B group’s song “I’ll Make Love to You.” This time, a TMZ video captured him serenading a recently engaged couple with the song in Los Angeles Thursday night.
The fiancé apparently asked Justin to sing for them, and he obliged. He even had the man join in on the chorus.
Last Sunday, Justin covered the same song at the W Hollywood’s weekly Jazz Night. Boyz II Men sent him a message on Twitter afterwards. “Thanks for singing our songs #IllMakeLoveToYou! Next time you're in #Vegas join us @TheMirageLV,” the group tweeted him on Tuesday.
Justin also sang another Boyz II Men song, “End of the Road,” during carpool karaoke on The Late Late Show with James Corden last week.
Capitol RecordsSam Smith’s Grammy-winning In the Lonely Hour just celebrated its first birthday this week in the U.K. and Europe. Now, it’s just marked another milestone.
According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company, In the Lonely Hour became the only debut album since The Beatles’ 1963 album Please Please Me to spend nearly its entire first year in the top 5 of the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart.
On the one-year anniversary of its European release Tuesday, In the Lonely Hour had already logged 50 weeks in the Top 5. Please Please Me remained in the top 5 for 51 weeks during its first year on sale.
“Seeing this statistic genuinely makes me feel very weird, but also insanely happy and just so thankful to everyone who has purchased the album,” Sam tells the Official Charts Company. “Not so lonely anymore!”
The only other album to rival Sam and The Beatles’ performance on the British chart is Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge over Troubled Water, which managed a full first 52 weeks inside the top 5 back in 1970. But that was a not a debut album.
Rachael WrightLittle Mix may have co-written the Britney Spears/Iggy Azalea duet “Pretty Girls,” but now they’re casting a spell with their own single, “Black Magic.”
The British girl group, which was formed on the U.K. X Factor and includes Zayn Malik’s fiancée Perrie Edwards, just released the music video for the new tune. Seemingly inspired by the 1996 film The Craft, the four girls play nerdy high school students who can’t seem to get the popular guy to notice them.
After finding a spell book in the library, the girls practice a little magic and turned themselves into hotties. They use their powers to play tricks on a mean girl, and help a bullied geek.
While Perrie is probably the most recognizable member thanks to her relationship with the former One Direction boy-bander, the other girls in the group are Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson. They’ll release their third album later this year.
Michael Becker/FOXKelly Clarkson’s new video for “Invincible” is all about girl power.
The singer belts out the inspirational tune in an empty warehouse, surrounded by glowing cubes. As she sings, various women break out of the boxes that are confining them. The liberated ladies then join Kelly to dance with carefree abandon.
“Now I am invincible/No I ain’t a scared little girl no more/Yeah I am invincible/What was I running for?” Kelly sings.
"Invincible," which was co-written by Sia, is Kelly’s latest single off her album Piece by Piece.
Interscope RecordsGet well soon, Adam Levine. Maroon 5 has been forced to cancel their gig in Liverpool, England Friday night because Adam is suffering from a throat problem.
According to the band’s website, the singer's doctor advised him not to perform. “I am really sorry to not be able to perform tonight, but I have been told to rest up by the doctor," Adam said in a statement. “As a band we always want to give every performance our all and sadly I just cannot do that tonight.”
He’s expected to make a full recovery in the next 36 hours, so the band will likely not have to cancel any more dates.
Liverpool ticket holders can visit point of purchase for refunds.
Island RecordsMike Posner took a break from the spotlight to write for other artists, but now he’s back with new music of his own. The singer-songwriter has announced plans to release a 4-song EP called The Truth on June 22.
The EP will include his new single, “Be as You Are,” as well as tracks called “I Took a Pill in Ibiza,” “Not That Simple” and “Buried in Detroit.”
“It’s just about being honest," Mike previously told Billboard of his new material. “I listen to a lot of stuff that’s out there, some of which I wrote, and I’m like, ‘Where is that? Where’s the honesty?’ So that’s what I want to get to in my music now.”
Mike released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, in 2010, which included the hit single “Cooler than You.” He then went on to write and produce hits for other artists. He wrote Maroon 5’s current hit “Sugar,” Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and two tracks on Nick Jonas’ self-titled album, “Numb” and “Closer.”
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteEarlier this year, Tove Lo was forced to cancel tour dates when she had to undergo vocal cord surgery. But now she's fully healed and ready to perform: this Saturday, she kicks off a long string of festival dates, hitting everything from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza to the U.K.'s V Festival. What can fans expect from these performances? Something that's R-rated, according to the Swedish singer.
Unsurprisingly for a woman who sang about drinking, doing drugs and having sex in her first hit, and had to censor the "F" word out of her current hit, Tove Lo tells ABC Radio, "I mean it’s not a PG show, I would say, really."
"I usually get pretty undressed and give a lot of energy," she adds, describing her concerts. "I interact a lot with my audience and like, tell them to take their clothes off and throw them up on stage. But it’s mostly about me just connecting so much with the audience."
At festivals, the "Talking Body" singer likes to connect with other musicians as well. "I mean, usually when you travel like this, you don’t get to see your friends as much as you like," she tells ABC Radio. "You meet other bands and you get along really well and you like each other’s music and then you like, run into each other at these random festivals everywhere."
"And that’s so much fun," she adds. "‘Cause usually, it creates the best memories, ‘cause you’re like, 'We have to make this night special!'"
In addition, Tove Lo says the festival experience broadens your musical horizons...and your fan base.
"You discover new music, [and] you get also, usually, a lot of new fans, ‘cause some people may see you for the first time," she explains. "So yeah, I love the whole festival life. I’ve always loved festivals."
Tove's festival run includes Saturday's show at the Sweet Life Festival in Maryland, and will take her all through Europe and the U.K. before wrapping up August 23.
Jason Kirk/Getty ImagesMichaelJackson's Neverland Ranch is on the market, and it can be yours for $100 million.
The property, located in Los Olivos, California, about 40 miles from Santa Barbara, is now called “Sycamore Valley Ranch,” Suzanne Perkins, one of the realtors, tells the Wall Street Journal.
The amusement park rides are gone, according to the agents, as are the orangutans and elephant. However, there is currently a llama on the property, as well as the railroad tracks and train station built at Jackson’s request. The famous floral clock, which spells out “Neverland,” is also still there, along with the building that once housed the Neverland Valley Fire Department, although it’s no longer staffed by full-time firefighters.
The roughly 2,700-acre property has about 22 structures on it, according to Perkins. The Normandy-style main house, which sits between the property’s two lakes, measures about 12,000 square feet, with six bedrooms plus an attached staff quarters.
There’s also a four-bedroom guesthouse near the main home and a two-bedroom guesthouse a little farther away, a swimming pool with a cabana, a barbecue area, a basketball court and tennis court, a 50-seat movie theater with a private viewing balcony and a stage that includes trap doors for magic shows.
Jackson paid $19.5 million for the ranch in 1987 and lived there more than 15 years. He defaulted on a $24.5 million loan backed by the ranch, according to the daily business publication, which adds that real-estate investment firm Colony Capital bought the note in 2008 for $23 million and put the title into a joint venture it formed with the pop star.
ABC/Lou RoccoIf you didn’t already think Taylor Swift was a saint, now she’s saving people’s lives without even lifting a finger.
Three teen girls in Louisiana got into a car accident on their way home from Taylor’s concert last Friday, and they say the light-up bracelets they got at the show ended up saving them.
Elizabeth Dazzio tells ABC affiliate WBRZ- TV she was driving her sister, Caroline, and a friend home from the show when she fell asleep at the wheel and crashed. Elizabeth was knocked unconscious and the two other girls were trapped inside the mangled vehicle.
Cars passing by couldn’t see them in the dark, so the girls used the light-up bracelets to signal for help. A woman saw the lights and said she knew someone was in trouble. The woman and a man helped pull the girls out and called first responders.
Elizabeth was hospitalized but is expected to be OK.
Taylor caught wind of the story and tweeted about it today. "This is unreal," she wrote. "I'm so happy they're okay."
ABC/Rick RowellSorry, “Jelena” fans. It seems Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez aren’t getting back together. But they might be praying together.
The two were spotted in a Snapchat shared by Hillsong pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. Wednesday evening, leading many to speculate they were rekindling their romance. But a source tells E! News that’s not the case. They simply attend the same church.
"They are definitely not back together whatsoever," the source says. "Definitely not."
The source adds that there was no drama during their run-in. "For the first time, it wasn't awkward," the insider says. "They were cordial and friendly to each other. It was harmless."
Their pastor is the same man who married Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Justin and Selena have been frequently spotted attending Hillsong church services in New York and L.A., and just a few days ago Justin talked on Instagram about “developing his relationship with God.”
Michael Becker/FOXMariah Carey did not have a pleasant experience during her brief stint as a judge on American Idol. During an interview with an Australian radio show earlier today, she made her feelings abundantly clear, calling the competition series “boring” and “fake.”
When asked by hosts Kyle and Jackie O if she would consider appearing on American Idol for its final season next year, she replied, “Hell no. Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life.”
She continued, “I’m not gonna get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool. It should have been about the contestants.”
She was referring to the so-called feud between her and fellow judge Nicki Minaj during their time on the show’s 12th season in 2013.
Mariah also said she took issue with the fact that judges would have to exaggerate their comments to the contestants. "I mean, it's so boring and so fake," she said. "I'm sorry, I just think it's, you know, when I say it's fake, I mean, it's just like, you have to make up things to say about people. Half the time, the performances are good, you just be like 'It was good.' You just feel like ending it there, like, 'It's really good.'"
ABC/Lou RoccoStubhub has announced the top 10 hottest concerts of the summer, and Taylor Swift reigns supreme at #1 on the list. One Direction comes in at #2, while Taylor’s pal Ed Sheeran takes the #3 spot.
It’s no surprise Taylor took the top spot with her recently-launched 1989 World Tour. According to Stubhub, she’s been the #1 touring female artist since she first hit the road in 2011. One Direction’s position near the top has also remained steady, despite Zayn Malik’s departure from the group. They were #2 on the list last summer, too.
Stubhub tallied their results based on ticket sales for dates from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
ABC/Randy HolmesDemi Lovato has been outspoken about her struggles with mental illness, and she wants others to speak up, too. The singer launched a new campaign Thursday in partnership with five mental health organizations, called Be Vocal: Speak Up for Mental Health.
Demi, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder nearly five years ago, says since she sought treatment, she’s been living a much healthier life.
"I'm living well with my mental illness -- I am actually functioning like a very happy person would," she tells People. "I couldn't be happier today. Life is really, really great. I have a brand-new puppy and I'm able to not only take care of myself but take care of him as well. I'm living my dream. Life is pretty amazing."
She says that the people closest to her have been able to keep her in check and are not afraid to say something if they notice her unhealthy behaviors resurfacing. In particular, she credits her longtime boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama with keeping her on the right track.
"He's like, 'I will always be honest with you and I always want the best for you,' and that's what he's done, and I'm so grateful to have him in my life,” Demi says.
With the Be Vocal campaign, Demi hopes to put other mental illness sufferers on a similar path to wellness. The campaign aims to empower others to speak up for their own treatment, and also pushes for the advancement of mental health care in America.
"There's so many different ways you can help," Demi says. "I think together as a country we have to step up and we have to do something about this issue that is becoming quite an epidemic."