RCA RecordsBritney Spears was forced to cancel two shows over the weekend in Las Vegas when she hurt her ankle onstage. Now, she's had to scrap her show on Wednesday as well.
Britney's May 6 performance of Piece of Me will be rescheduled; her doctors have advised her not to take the stage so she can continue to heal. Ticketholders can either return tickets for a refund, or exchange them.
Tickets for Britney's newly announced Piece of Me dates for this fall go on sale May 9.
Mary Ellen MatthewsSia may like to hide her face in public, but her blonde bob is usually on display. Now, she's launched a mobile game featuring the iconic hairstyle. The aim of the game, called Bob Job!, is to match as many different sets of bobs, dogs and unicorns as you can before time runs out. It’s kind of like a Sia-themed Bejeweled.
The game was designed by the pop star and features a soundtrack of her music, including “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” Sia, who’s a huge animal rights supporter, also made sure that proceeds from the game go toward the Best Friends Animal Society.
The app is free-to-play for Apple and Android devices.
Darren AnkenmanAhead of his upcoming stint opening for Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour, Vance Joy decided to record a cover of Taylor’s song “I Know Places.” He put an acoustic folk music twist on the tune from Taylor’s latest album.
It seems the two share a mutual admiration for each other’s music. Back in January, Taylor covered Vance’s song “Riptide” on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Maybe they’ll plan a duet while on tour together.
Vance will hit the road with Taylor for a string of North American dates, beginning May 20 in Bossier City, Louisiana and stretching through October. He’ll also join Taylor for dates in his native Australia in November and December.
Peter Kramer/NBCSet your DVRs, Sheerios! Ed Sheeran will be guest starring on tonight’s special live episode of the NBC comedy Undateable.
He confirmed the news on Twitter earlier today, saying, “Randomly, i'm gonna be on #UndateableLive tonight for my dude [Undateable producer Bill Lawrence], should be fun, tune in. lots of fun to be had.”
Ed joins the previously announced lineup of guest stars, including former Scrubs cast mates Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn and Christa Miller. After Ed broke the news of his appearance, Zach tweeted, “@edsheeran I've dropped my crush on @Harry_Styles for you. I only have room for one British heartthrob. #zaynwillalwaysbeapartof1d.”
Bill Lawrence created the show Scrubs as well as the show Cougar Town, starring Ed’s bestie Courteney Cox.
There will be two performances of the one-hour live episode tonight: one airing at 9 p.m. on the East Coast, and another airing at 9 p.m. on the West Coast.
ABC/Lou RoccoWant to know what to expect from Taylor Swift’s tour before she comes to a city near you? Last night she launched her 1989 World Tour in Tokyo, Japan, and details about the spectacle have been steadily flooding the Internet.
According to Setlist.fm, Taylor began the concert with a performance of “Welcome to New York,” and performed every song from the standard edition 1989, plus bonus tracks “New Romantics” and “You Are in Love.” She also sang some Taylor classics, including “Love Story” and a re-arranged version of “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Various social media posts by fans revealed that the audience at the Tokyo Dome was given wristbands that were synchronized to flash with the rhythms of songs and create different light patterns across the venue. Paper airplanes flew into the crowd during “Out of the Woods,” and confetti shot out of cannons during the closing number, “Shake It Off.”
Tonight, Taylor plays her second show at the Tokyo Dome. She’ll then head back to the U.S. for a string of dates kicking off May 20 in Bossier City, Louisiana.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteIt seems Katy Perry and John Mayer just can’t stay away from each other. According to Us Weekly, the on-again, off-again couple was spotted smooching and holding hands at a Met Gala after-party last night.
John didn’t attend the gala, but met up with Katy at the Boom Boom Room in New York City’s Meatpacking District following the event. Us Weekly spies said the two spent most of the evening canoodling. They repeatedly leaned in for passionate kisses and held hands as they drank champagne and mingled with other celebs like Girls actress Allison Williams, Twilight actor Robert Pattinson and his fiancée FKA twigs.
In March, it was reported that Katy and John were “over for good,” but less than a month later, it was suspected the two were back on again.
Modest Management/SYCO MusicOne Direction has officially booked their first U.S. TV appearance since becoming a foursome. The group, minus departed member Zayn Malik, will be appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden on May 14.
Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan expressed their excitement about coming on the show and teased some surprises.
“We're all so excited to be appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Liam said in a statement. “James is one of our best mates, and we're so proud of the massive success his show is having in America. We are currently working on a few surprises with James and his team that we hope our fans will enjoy. It's going to be a great night!”
James added, “I love the boys, I always have. I’m so excited to have some fun with them on the show!”
Back in February, James enlisted the boys to help him promote the re-launch of The Late Late Show with him as host. The British comedian took the reins from previous host Craig Ferguson in March.
One Direction is currently touring and working on their fifth studio album. Their Late Late Show episode airs May 14 at 12:37 a.m., ET/PT on CBS.
ABC/Richard HarbaughMiley Cyrus' latest venture isn't a new movie or an album. On Monday, she launched the Happy Hippie Foundation, which aims to bring awareness to youth homelessness and other vulnerable communities, such as the LGBT community.
"I'm the one that can fix it," Miley said of the problems plaguing homeless and LGBT youth on Tuesday's Good Morning America. "And I think I've been able to identify with it just because I've never thought of myself as I'm a girl and so I can't do this or I can do this or you gotta be a boy to do that. I've never thought about that. I feel completely like I'm not tied to a gender or to an age. I feel, you know, like an infinite cosmic thing and that's what I want people to feel."
Although it started with bringing a homeless teen with her to the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley said she was recently inspired to expand her foundation for LGBT youth when she saw Bruce Jenner's interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, in which he revealed he's transitioning to a woman. Miley added that she "thought it was really cool" that he used his platform to bring awareness of transgender issues to "that many impressionable people."
Miley is kicking off fundraising for her foundation with a number of music video collaborations called "Backyard Sessions" filmed in her own backyard -- hence, the name. Miley's friends and frequent collaborators -- such as Joan Jett, transgender rocker Laura Jane Grace, folk legend Melanie Safka, and Ariana Grande -- are featured in the videos, which will premiere exclusively on Miley's Facebook page. The social networking site has placed a special "Donate" link on the page so fans can contribute to The Happy Hippie Foundation, where funds will create digital support groups for LGBT youth and their families.
The first video features Miley and Joan singing "Different," a song from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' 2013 album, Unvarnished.
Miley said if she has any advice for a teen struggling with who they are, she'd give them this advice: "You want to be peaceful with yourself and happy with yourself and love yourself. And sometimes I think, as women especially, I think we're taught that we're not supposed to say 'I love myself'...I love myself and that's what everyone should be able to say."
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty ImagesAre Katy Perry, Madonna and Lady Gaga working on a song together? If only! The trio of pop goddesses posed for a group photo at the swanky Met Gala in New York City last night, which Katy jokingly captioned: “dropping our single tomorrow.”
The shot was originally posted by Madonna to her Instagram page, and the re-posted by Katy, who also posted a different group shot on Twitter, with the hashtag "#breaktheinternet2k15."
While the photo doesn’t necessarily signal a collaboration in the works, it does seem to prove the three singers get along, despite past rumors to the contrary. Back in 2012, Madonna and Gaga were thought to be feuding after Gaga’s “Born This Way” drew comparisons to Madonna’s “Express Yourself.”
Then in January, fans thought Katy dissed Gaga’s “Alejandro” video on Twitter, but Katy denied any beef with Gaga.
Denise TruscelloBritney Spears isn’t letting an ankle injury stop her. During a surprise appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, Britney said she's doing OK since taking a tumble during her Piece of Me Las Vegas show last week, declaring, “The show must go on."
Britney, who was wearing a boot on her injured foot and a sparkly black heel on the other, told Ellen that she “tore some ligaments” in her ankle when she fell. "I actually wasn't doing anything that hard," she said. "I was just kind of bopping around. I've done, like, eight years worth of shows … and I've never actually fell on stage so it was really kind of embarrassing."
Despite her injury, Britney kept performing: “I fell down, and I got up, and my dancers kind of guided me to keep going.”
After canceling her shows last weekend, Brit’s focusing on making a full recovery. She’ll need that ankle to be strong -- especially since she just announced extended residency dates through December at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. She’ll also be adding her new single with Iggy Azalea, “Pretty Girls,” to her Piece of Me set list.
Tickets for October, November and December performances go on sale starting Saturday, May 9.
For her set, Ri Ri traded her Guo Pei dress for a pair of high-waisted satin pants, red-and-gold tube top, red elbow-length gloves and a blue-and-white headpiece. Her performance attire served as a nod to this year's theme: "China: Through the Looking Glass."
Brian Bowen Smith/NBCIf Christina Aguilera had her way, there would be two female judges on The Voice. She tells Access Hollywood she’s long been pushing to have another woman on the panel.
"I would love to see two females on the same season in the red chairs," she says. "We need more female power because, look what I have to put up with all alone, all by myself."
Christina, Shakira and Gwen Stefani have all been coaches, but never at the same time. For now, Christina is left to battle it out with Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell Williams. It’s no easy task -- even Adam knows it.
"Any woman that comes into this mess, God bless you. I don't understand how they do it," he says. "We're really stupid dudes, especially Blake."
Drew WheelerPoor Sam Smith. Not only has he had to scrap the rest of his Australian tour due to a vocal hemorrhage, but now he's had to cancel his shows in Japan and the Philippines.
In a post on Instagram, the singer writes, "Very upset about Japan and Manilla dates. I've just left Australia and I'm on my way to the states to see a specialist to see what to do from there... This is f**king horrid."
Two artists who've had serious vocal issues in the past few years include Adele and John Mayer,both of whom survived their voices intact, thanks to special treatment. Hopefully, Sam will have the same experience.
Sam has a bunch of upcoming high-profile performances, including the Hangout Festival in Alabama, Rock in Rio USA in Las Vegas, and the Billboard Music Awards on May 17. Stay tuned to see if he's able to make them.
Denise TruscelloBritney Spears' Las Vegas residency, Piece of Me, is about to get a new addition to its set list: "Pretty Girls," Brit's new collabo with Iggy Azalea. If you want to see it, you're in luck, because tickets for her final performances of 2015 are going on sale this weekend.
Starting Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. PT, you can buy tickets for the following performances:
October2015: Wednesday, October 14; Friday, October 16; Saturday, October 17; Wednesday, October 21; Friday, October 23; Saturday, October 24; Wednesday, October 28; Friday, October 30; Saturday, October 31.
November2015: Wednesday, November 4; Friday, November 6; Saturday, November 7; Wednesday, November 11; Friday, November 13; Saturday, November 14; Wednesday, November 18; Friday, November 20; Saturday, November 21.
December 2015: Saturday, December 26; Sunday, December 27; Wednesday, December 30; Thursday, December 31.
Pre-sales for Britney's fan club members and American Express cardholders are available starting at 10 a.m. ET today through Friday.
Piece of Me was recently voted “Best Overall Show” and “Best Bachelorette Party” by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Courtesy Caesars EntertainmentThe list of superstar performers on the upcoming Billboard Music Awards keeps growing. Mariah Carey's the latest artist announced to take the stage during the ceremony.
There's no word on what song Mariah will perform, though it could be her latest single, "Infinity," which was released last week.
Mariah will already be in Las Vegas -- her new show, Mariah #1 to Infinity, opens tomorrow at the at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. It'll count down all 18 of her Billboard #1 singles in chronological order. Mariah's the only solo artist to score 18 #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mariah joins the list of big names who'll be taking the stage at this year's Billboard Music Awards, which already includes Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea, Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, and John Legend. Other artists confirmed to perform are Hozier, Sam Smith, Fall Out Boy, and Nick Jonas. The show will be hosted by Ludacris and John Legend's wife, Chrissy Teigen.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards airs May 17 on at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Mariah's new greatest hits album, #1 to Infinity, hits retailers the next day.
Cliff Lipson/CBSEd Sheeran: College professor? The singer visited the University of Central Florida Monday after students helped the school win a social media contest to get him on campus. There, he tried his hand at teaching.
“Being a professor today at UCF, God help everyone involved,” Ed tweeted.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that during the campus takeover, Ed “taught” a music class, treated students to a private concert and participated in an informal Q&A session. Students asked him who he’d like to collaborate with, and he said Beyonce. They also asked about his relationship with Taylor Swift. He said they’re close. One student even asked him on a date, and he jokingly suggested they go to Chuck E. Cheese’s.
About 300 tickets were issued to those who shared their votes for UCF on Twitter and Facebook. The contest was sponsored by Chegg, a textbook rental website, and launched back in January. In addition to Ed’s appearance, UCF's music department received a $10,000 grant.
Michael Becker/FOXKelly Clarkson's upcoming Piece by Piece tour will be a new experience for her, because it'll be her first full-fledged tour as a mom -- her daughter River Rose will be 13 months old when it kicks off. But the prospect of taking a baby on the road with her doesn't daunt Kelly, because she's already done something even more difficult: toured with her dogs.
"This is gonna sound funny-slash-horrible but...I already traveled with two dogs beforehand, so now I’ve just kind of switched out. And I will have the two dogs out with me on tour, but dogs are harder!" Kelly tells ABC Radio. laughing. "Like, I have a baby and I’m telling you: dogs are harder to keep up with than my baby!"
Kelly says getting her tour bus ready to travel with River has been a breeze. "Actually it’s been really seamless and my whole bus is baby-proofed," she says. "And we’ve got her crib on there and every safety precaution on the bus and stuff. So we’re really ready. But, I mean, honestly my dogs have been harder."
Kelly has two dogs: Wyatt and Security. Her dog Joplin died in 2013. Her tour starts July 11 in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
NBCThe top six on The Voice saluted their mothers on Monday night's live show.
The artists dedicated one of their two performances of the night to their moms, in honor of Mother's Day.
Christina Aguilera and Pharrell Williams both had two artists take the stage, while Adam Levine and BlakeShelton each had one.
Here's what happened during the two-hour broadcast:
Team Christina's India Carney, who was instantly saved last week, began the show by performing John Legend and Common's "Glory," from the movie Selma, in a tribute to her mom.
Pharrell called it an incredible comeback for India. Adam said she stepped up in the competition. Christina said India handled Common's rap verses in the song very well "melodically."
Joshua Davis of Team Adam played a jazzy version of the U2 single "Desire." Adam said his comfort and enjoyment level shines through.
Team Pharrell's Koryn Hawthorne sang the R.E.M. hit "Everybody Hurts" in honor of her mother. She chose that tune because, in Koryn's words, her mom "has been through so much...and she has come out of it."
Blake said Koryn is so invested in the songs she performs. Pharrell added that she channeled the spirit of the song, and it lit up the room.
Team Christina's Kimberly Nichole belted out Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" for her mom. Adam said she can take any song and make it her own. Christina said the performance embodied freedom and joy.
Meghan Linsey of Team Blake took on "Steamroller Blues" by JamesTaylor. Pharrell said she represents all the people who have been told "no" in their lives. Blake declared that he's so excited after Meghan sang the heck out of the song.
Team Pharrell artist Sawyer Fredericks dedicated a rendition of "Shine On," by the folk duo Seth and May, to his mom.
Blake said what Sawyer does is so simple but so real. Pharrell said no one can deny the power that Sawyer has.
Kimberly returned to the stage for a cover of Michael Jackson's "Dirty Diana." She wanted to show off her rock side with the song, and Pharrell said she accomplished just that. Christina called her a true rock star, and added that she has so much fun watching Kimberly in action.
Joshua dedicated The Beatles' "In My Life" to his wife.
Blake said he wishes he had the confidence to play the way Joshua did on that song. Adam described his artist as a "class act" and said the performance was "mesmerizing."
For her second performance, Koryn sang Aerosmith's "Dream On."
Christina said Koryn did a great job with a song that's outside her boundaries. Pharrell suggested that everyone should feel inspired to dream harder after a performance like that one.
India tried to win some more of the viewers' votes with the SamSmith ballad "Lay Me Down."
Adam argued that it was her best performance of the season. Christina observed that India stepped out of her comfort zone and came through.
Sawyer was back with "Take Me to the River," originally recorded by Al Green.
Blake said Sawyer doesn't need to do anything but sing because he's so talented. Pharrell noted that Sawyer really worked the stage.
Meghan closed out the show with her tribute to her mother, "Amazing Grace."
Christina said it was touching and moving. Blake proclaimed, "There's a new sheriff in town on this show."
One artist will be eliminated on Tuesday night's results show, airing at 8 p.m. Eastern time. Jacquie Lee is among the Voice alumni who will serve as musical guests.
Image Group LA/ABCJordin Sparks is giving you the chance to pre-order her Right Here, Right Now album, and get a little something extra in the process.
She's offering an exclusive pre-order bundle, which includes two instant downloads of the songs “It Ain’t You” and “Double Tap,” a signed copy of Right Here, Right Now, and a #DoubleTap tank top. Plus, Jordin will personally double tap, or “like,” five of your photos on Instagram.
The bundle costs $29.99 and you can purchase it by clicking the pre-order button on JordinSparks.com. But act fast because supplies are limited.
Right Here, Right Now is due out later this year. An exact release date has yet to be announced.
Jamie McCarthy/NBCJust in time for Cinco de Mayo, Justin Timberlake is starring as a down-on-his-luck lime in a bizarre ad to promote his tequila brand.
He plays Rick "Sour" Vane, a lime who’s been put out of business by Sauza 901 -- a tequila with the tagline, "No limes needed." In the mockumentary-style clip, Rick reminisces about an era when limes were the “rock stars” of bar condiments.
“It was like you couldn’t drink tequila without one of us,” he says. “When we walked into the club, it was like everything was in slow motion. Literally. It was like we were rock stars.”
After the rise of Sauza 901 in 2013, the ad shows that limes were relegated to replacing tennis balls at the bottom of elderly people’s walkers. Even though it put him out of a job, in the end Rick admits he's tried Sauza 901, and liked it.
According to Mashable, Justin sold his small alcohol business 901 -- named after the area code of his Memphis, Tennessee hometown -- to liquor giant Sauza last year. He’s now the co-owner and face of the Sauza 901 brand.
In addition to the lime ad, Justin, dressed as himself this time, tweeted an “apology” video to limes. “We wish nothing but the best for limes and hope they continue to thrive as one of the most successful citrus fruits of all time,” he says in the clip.