Renata RakshaIf things don’t work out with Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik can always try asking Selena Gomez out. In a new interview with InStyle UK, Selena admits she’d go on a date with the former One Direction member.
“If he had asked me out on a date, I would be seen with him. Just kidding, but not kidding,” she says.
While she may not be dating Zayn, she is on the dating scene. “I hate it,” she says. “It's hard and I'm weirded out by the idea that a guy has googled me before we meet, and that has happened.”
She also thinks her youthful appearance narrows her dating pool a bit. “I feel like I look 16 sometimes, which is a bummer because I would love to date older guys,” she says.
Sounds like she’s moved on from that famous ex of hers: Justin Bieber. “It's really hard because I'm a nice person,” she says of being constantly asked about the relationship. “I'm just tired of talking about it. I never intended for my life to become a tabloid story.”
ABC/Fred LeeIt seems Taylor Swift never passes up the chance to make a fan’s dreams come true. This time, she granted the wishes of a young girl in Australia who's losing her hearing.
According to The Maitland Mercury, when 12-year-old Jorja Hope was diagnosed with a progressive inner-ear condition that will one day make her deaf, the first thing she said was, “I won’t be able to hear Taylor Swift sing.”
Her twin sister, Chloe, launched a social media campaign with the hopes of catching Taylor’s attention. The campaign, #HelpJorjaMeetTaylorSwiftSydney, went viral and eventually a Sydney radio station secured Jorja a meet-and-greet with Taylor.
On Saturday, Jorja met her pop star idol and attended Taylor’s Sydney concert.
"She was very, very amazing and very pretty," Jorja tells The Maitland Mercury. "I didn't expect her to be as tall as she was."
XL Recordings/ColumbiaMany albums are described as eagerly-anticipated, but it seems no album in recent memory has been as anticipated as Adele's 25. The disc has shattered chart records with the highest one-week sales total ever.
Billboardreports that since Nielsen began tracking music sales in 1991, no album has sold more copies in a single week than 25: it racked up sales of 3.48 million units, of which 3.38 million were pure album sales. The rest were made up of track downloads and streams of the single "Hello." The album itself isn't available on streaming services.
To give you an idea of just how many copies 25 sold, if you added up the first-week sales of the most recent albums by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and One Direction, together, they still wouldn't total as many albums as 25 managed to shift.
25 is Adele's second number-one album, following her previous disc, 21. Adele-mania has now pushed that disc, which came out in 2011, back into the top 10. The last time it was there was March of 2013. That means 21 has now spent a total of 82 non-consecutive weeks in the top 10 since its release.
Meanwhile, Adele's first album, 19, is back in the top 20, thanks to a 252% increase in sales this past week.
Over in her home country, 25 has become the U.K.'s biggest-selling #1 album in history, selling sold 800,307 copies in its first week. The previous record for first-week sales was held by the Oasis album Be Here Now, which sold 696,000 copies in its first week.
Image Group LA/ABCPentatonix is virtually unstoppable. Today, in honor of Cyber Monday, the chart-topping a cappella group will do a "virtual reality performance" in malls around the country, highlighting their insanely popular Christmas music.
Their performance -- part of a Samsung Gear VR demo -- will be on view at select Westfield Mall locations across the country. The virtual reality technology will make fans feel as though Pentatonix is singing just for them, as they "watch" the performance from a private balcony with a full 360 degree view, and hear select commentary from the group about why they love singing during the holidays.
Pentatonix will be singing “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!” from their best-selling 2014 holiday album That’s Christmas to Me. A deluxe edition of the album was released last month.
"We wanted to add some deluxe tracks so we recorded five new songs and they're really fun," Pentatonix member Scott Hoying tells ABC Radio. "There's no originals on it, but there's just five more covers, because people really received the Christmas album well last year, so we wanted to add to it."
As for why that album was so successful, Scott says, simply, "Christmas music just lends itself really, really well to a cappella."
Among the new songs on the deluxe album: "Joy to the World," "The First Noel" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
The virtual reality Pentatonix concert experience will be available at Westfield Valley Fair in Santa Clara, CA; Westfield Topanga in Canoga Park, CA; Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ; Westfield San Francisco Centre in San Francisco, CA; Westfield Montgomery in Bethesda, MD; and Westfield UTC in San Diego, CA.
If you want to watch Pentatonix singing from the comfort of your own living room, though, tune in tonight at 8 p.m. ET for the ABC special It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown. They'll be performing on the show, along with Sarah McLachlan, Boyz II Men and Glee star Matthew Morrison. That's followed by an airing of A Charlie Brown Christmas, now in its 50th year.
During the show, taped earlier this month in Greensboro, North Carolina, Train plays selections from their holiday album Christmas in Tahoe, as well as a few of their biggest hits, as a host of champion skaters hit the ice for a variety of routines. You'll see Olympic gold medalist and season 18 Dancing with the Stars champ Meryl Davis with her partner, Charlie White, plus skating legend Brian Boitano, Kimmie Meissner, Todd Eldredge, Ryan Bradley and many more.
The show is hosted by Olympic champion and season six Dancing with the Stars champ Kristi Yamaguchi and three-time U.S. champion Michael Weiss.
Among the songs Train performs: "Shake Up Christmas," "What Christmas Means to Me," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," "River" and more.
Pandora's Holiday Celebrations on Ice airs at on ABC Sunday at different times, depending on where you live in the U.S., and there will be an encore performance on December 13. Here are the times:
Dana Edelson/NBCMiley Cyrus, Jessie J, Hozier and Bono and The Edge of U2 will all be performing at an event at New York’s Carnegie Hall marking World AIDS Day, December 1.
The “It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done” event is sponsored by two charity organizations co-founded by Bono: ONE, which combats poverty and preventable disease, and (RED), which raises money and awareness in the fight against AIDS. The evening will celebrate progress in the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty, as well as commemorate the 10-year anniversary of both charities.
The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will emcee the event, and Vice President Joe Biden, Bono and Stephen Colbert are among the night’s speakers. Biden will honor former mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg for his philanthropic contributions.
ABC/ Lou RoccoWhat's the perfect gift for Taylor Swift? As her star-studded squad hits the stores this Black Friday in search of that special something for Taylor, Teen Vogue has created a guide that includes 12 items that the singer will be sure to love.
The list features everything from the expensive -- a $1,250 Hermes Apple watch -- to the inexpensive -- adorable $5 J. Crew Band-aids. Because, as you may recall, Band-aids don't fix bullet holes. And since Taylor’s a known cat lover, the list includes a $200 pet bowl that would be perfect for her beloved cats Meredith and Olivia, as well as a pair of Charlotte Olympia flats designed to look like kittens.
The gift ideas for Taylor also include a designer notebook and pen for writing song lyrics, lipstick to get that "red lip classic thing that [she] likes," $75 Kohl's eyeliner for that perfect cat-eye, and a festive Kate Spade apron she can wear while baking cookies for fans and supermodels alike. There's also chic sleepwear, which Taylor can sport during all those slumber parties she hosts for her famous friends.
Let's hope Selena Gomez, Lily Aldridge, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delavigne, Gigi Hadid and the rest are taking note of these great suggestions.
In other Taylor news, there are some people who won’t be sending her a Christmas card this year. Conservationists in Auckland, New Zealand are reportedly upset because they say a crew for Taylor’s new music video has put a rare native bird in danger this week.
According to The New Zealand Herald, Taylor is believed to have shot a music video at Bethells Beach, which is home to endangered baby dotterels. It’s been alleged that her production team broke the terms of their permit by taking up to 12 vehicles onto the beach, when they had only been approved to use two.
"We are trying to minimize vehicles on beaches for good reasons but at Bethells there are baby dotterels,” Waitakere Ranges local board chairwoman Sandra Coney says in a Facebook post. “…Taylor's lot did not respect the environment or the conditions of their consent."
Dana Eldelson/NBCFirst, the good news: Adele is going on tour! Now, the bad news: she hasn't announced any North American dates...yet.
In a hilarious video that's full of bloopers, Adele says, "Hello, it's me, Adele." Then she burst out laughing, saying, "Oh my God, I can't even SAY that anymore!" referring to her hit song, "Hello." She then goes on to say, "I have been bluffing this whole time and I'm so relieved to tell you that of course I am coming on tour and I can't wait to see all of you there, so see you very very soon!"
Adele's tour will begin February 29 in Belfast and then travel throughout the U.K. and Ireland, including four dates at London's O2 arena that we're betting will grow to even more shows. At the beginning of May, she'll move onto Europe, and right now she has dates scheduled through the middle of June. No word on North American tour dates. Visit live.adele.com for more info.
To get a preview of Adele's live show, check out her upcoming NBC special, airing December 14. It was taped earlier this month at New York City's Radio City Music Hall and features her performing a number of songs from her new album 25, as well as all her hits.
ABC/Fred LeeRachelPlatten is one of the many artists who'll be performing at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. She says she's looking forward to digging into some festive treats after her stint in the event is over. "I hope I don’t have to eat on the float. That would be really sad!" she laughs.
In reality, Rachel tells ABC Radio, "I’m pretty sure that I’m gonna go to Thanksgiving at my husband’s family’s house." And while she's there, she says, she's got a strategy planned for how she's going to attack her holiday dinner. "My favorite thing is combinations and bites...I’m really a big fan of making sure I have a little bit of everything on my fork," she explains. "You gotta get the cranberry, you gotta get the mashed potatoes, you gotta get the sweet potatoes. Ooh, I make the sweet potatoes...I kill the sweet potatoes!"
"I was also vegan for a while but I’m not a vegan anymore so I eat a lot of turkey," she adds, "And...I really kill it on the sweet potatoes. I just want that to be known!"
OK, Rachel, so you're a sweet-potato making machine, we get it. But what about what you're thankful for this holiday season?
"Oh my God, I’m so grateful for the whole thing," says the "Fight Song" singer, who found success this year after more than a decade of struggling. She tells ABC Radio, "I’m overwhelmed by it. Every time I think about it, it’s crazy! My life has changed so much, you know, and getting to actually sit and assess it is nuts."
Maybe Rachel can actually have her dessert before her Thanksgiving meal, because she'll be riding on the Lindt chocolate float. Other performers at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade include her pal Andy Grammer, as well as Train, Plain White T's, Jordin Sparks, Daughtry and Mariah Carey. It starts at 9 a.m. in all time zones on NBC.
Rachel's new album Wildfire will be released in the coming months, and her first headline tour kicks off February 26 in Dallas, Texas. A few weeks prior to that, she and Andy Grammer will both perform on Train's annual Sail Across the Sun fan cruise.
PRNewsFoto/PMK*BNCWant to see Mariah Carey show off her directing and acting skills? Entertainment Weekly has a sneak preview of a scene from her feature directorial debut: the holiday Hallmark Channel movie, A Christmas Melody.
The film stars Mean Girls’Lacey Chabert as divorced fashion designer Kristin, and in the clip, Mariah herself plays the mean girl. She's Kristin’s old high school rival, Melissa, who brags about her big house and her doting husband, and even shoves her massive diamond ring in Kristin’s face.
When Kristin tries to cut their conversation short by saying she’s on her way to a PTA meeting, Melissa reveals that she’s the head of the PTA and will walk her there. “Guess today’s your lucky day,” Melissa says.
A Christmas Melody debuts on the Hallmark Channel December 19 at 8 p.m. ET.
Kenneth CappelloA Jonas Brothers reunion might not be as unlikely as we may have thought. In a new interview with Pride Source, Joe Jonas says getting back together to play with older brother Kevin and younger brother Nick “could easily happen.”
Joe is now the frontman of the band DNCE, and Nick, of course, has his solo career, but Joe sees potential collaborations in their future.
“Nick and I have a few ideas to work with other artists who we really like,” he says. “There are a couple of artists out there that we think are really incredible that we'd like to work together with. And then, there's always down the road. We don't really ever wanna say never to anything just because there could be something that comes along our way that we might say, ‘You know, let's try working on this song together.’”
As for what it would take to get the band back together, Joe says, “Time itself.” In other words, don't expect it anytime soon.
“It's easy to say we're done and that we're never doing it again, but then we both look at each other and go, ‘We obviously get along,’” he says. “And who knows -- years from now we could be like, ‘All right, let's make a record.’ It could easily happen.”
Image Group LA/ABCYou can’t blame the guy for having good taste, but it might make a rock fan cringe to see someone like Justin Bieber wearing a Nirvana tee shirt. He’s done it before, most recently at the American Music Awards last Sunday, when he was photographed wearing a vintage “Heart Shaped Box” shirt.
You wouldn’t be alone in your criticism -- lots of folks considered it sacrilege, and gleefully jumped on the bash-Bieber bandwagon. Courtney Love, however, isn’t one of them. The singer and former Mrs. Kurt Cobaintweeted in the wake of the fallout, “You’re cool in my book, @justinbieber xc."
For her part, Bieber’s stylist, Karla Welch, tells Harper’s Bazaar that her client’s a big fan of vintage band tees and has been wearing them for a while -- it’s just that people are only now starting to notice. As for the fallout over the Nirvana tee, she says, “of course he's a fan of Nirvana. I think it's so funny that all these people are up in arms. I'm sure Kurt Cobain would be like -- I mean, I can't speak for him obviously -- but I don't think he was so snotty or that he would diss anyone who appreciated his music. I think he understood that that is like the antithesis of music appreciation. It's so funny. But you know, fans are fans!”
If you don’t have any vintage Nirvana tees of your own and can’t find one at your local consignment store, you can always buy one like Bieber wore, from the place it got it. That would be designer Jerry Lorenzo of Fear of God, who collects vintage rock tees, re-cuts them and then sells them online for rock star prices: a tee like Bieber’s will set you back about $1,500.
Image Group LA/ABCThanks to his smash hit "See You Again," Charlie Puth has had a great year, but unfortunately, he won't be able to go back home this week for Thanksgiving. Still, Meghan Trainor's favorite make-out partner says it's his relatives who he's most thankful for.
"I’ve realized in this past year that family, honestly, means the most: not only with Fast and Furious," Charlie tells ABC Radio. "I just…there’s a lot of people in my life that kind of take advantage, and no one has your back like the family."
So why isn't he going home to New Jersey, then? "It’s just too much flying. I’ve literally been around the world," he says. "I’m gonna be in California...I just bought a house and I’m gonna get all that taken care of and make some new records."
But Charlie says he'll still be having a turkey dinner...just not with family.
"Friendsgiving, man! We’re gonna fry a turkey," he laughs. "Three different types of turkey: fried turkey, traditional baked turkey and grilled turkey. I dunno what they’re gonna do; they’re gonna do something!"
Charlie's debut album 9 Track Mind comes out January 29. His latest single, "One Call Away," is now the soundtrack of an ad for Fiat: it features guest appearances by country star Brett Eldredge and rapper Ty Dolla $ign.
V Magazine and Inez & VinoodhLady Gaga is adding one more job title to her already extensive resume. The singer/actress will be guest editing the spring preview issue of V Magazine, as well as appearing on its cover.
This marks the first time the magazine has handed over the reins to a guest editor-in-chief, and Gaga has already enlisted some of her famous fashion collaborators to help her put it all together.
"This issue of V is about all of these people coming together to express a passion for art and fashion, to really 'go there' to make a great statement and to change things,” Gaga tells the mag.
She adds, “These are people who have kept me and protected me over the years, because they've wanted me to survive…that’s part of the message of this issue: we have to carry each other through the decades and take care of one another and honor each other's work.”
By including her fashion confidants in the issue -- her “fashion guard,” as she calls them -- Gaga wants to thank them as well as make their work known to the world. According to E! News, she'll be featuring the work of photographers Nick Knight, Steven Klein, and Inez and Vinoodh.
V Magazine editor-in-chief Stephen Gan says choosing Gaga as a guest editor was an easy decision. "She is gathering together true talents and all those who have inspired her about art and fashion…her closest collaborators…for what I hope will be a surprising and groundbreaking Spring Preview issue,” Stephen tells E! News.
FOXWant your first glimpse of Carly Rae Jepsen as a Pink Lady? Fox has released its first Grease: Livepromo, featuring the singer as beauty school dropout Frenchy.
Carly sports red hair and an all-pink ensemble for the role, which was played by Didi Conn in the 1978 film. Julianne Hough stars as Sandy, Les Miserables actor Aaron Tveit plays Danny, Vanessa Hudgens is bad girl Rizzo, and Scream Queens’Keke Palmer is Marty Maraschino.
Jessie J will be kicking off the live broadcast with a performance of a new version of “Grease (Is the Word),” which was first heard in the animated opening title sequence of the film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. The film, of course, is based on the award-winning 1971 stage musical.
Grease: Live will air Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox.
XL Recordings/ColumbiaAny artist who hoped fans would spend the holiday weekend running out to purchase their latest album should lower their expectations, because it seems as though nobody's buying anything but Adele.
Billboard reports that, having already broken 'N SYNC's all-time record for one-week sales, Adele's new album, 25, is projected to sell three million copies by the end of the sales tracking week, which takes place at close of business on Thursday. We'll find out the final tally on Sunday.
To get an idea of just how much Adele is utterly dominating music sales right now, Billboardreports sales of 25 and the tracks from the album will capture 42% of all recorded music sales this week. By comparison, back in 2000, when 'N SYNC set the record by selling 2.4 million copies of their album No Strings Attached in its debut week, that only represented 16.7% of all recorded music sales. Of course, that's because back in 2000, music sales were about two-and-a-half times higher than they are today.
Want to really be impressed? According to Billboard, adjusting for that "deflation" of overall music sales today, if 25 were released back in 2000, its projected first-week sales would be the equivalent of around 7.59 million units.
Image Group LA/ABCWALKTHE MOON may have come up empty-handed at the American Music Awards this past weekend, but that doesn't mean they're not full of gratitude for the most successful year of their career.
"It's been a huge year for us, you know? We really have a lot to be thankful for," guitarist Eli Maiman tells ABC News Radio. "We've had a lot of success off of 'Shut Up and Dance,' it's obviously taken us a lot of places this year."
"So we're reflecting on how grateful we are for that experience, and looking forward to heading into the new year with a new single and more touring," he adds.
Not only did WALK THE MOON earn three American Music Award nods, but they also were nominated for an MTV VMA and a Teen Choice Award. There's also the prospect of a Grammy nod for "Shut Up and Dance" -- not out of the realm of possibility for the Ohio-based band. 2015 was also the year they got the Taylor Swift stamp of approval, when she welcomed them as special guests to her show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass in July.
ABC/Eric McCandlessIt was the end of the road for Nick Carter on Tuesday's Dancing with the Stars season-21 finale.
The three finalists performed one last routine -- combining two different dance styles -- for the Mirror Ball trophy.
For their dance, Nick and his partner, Sharna Burgess, combined a salsa and a tango, to Chris Brown's "Turn the Music Up." The Backstreet Boy earned 30 out of 30 for the performance, but still finished second to Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough, who were also perfect. However, Bindi and Derek's judges' scores, combined with America's votes, were higher.
The evening also included Chaka Khan performing her disco classic, "I'm Every Woman," Andy Grammer singing his hit, "Good to be Alive (Hallelujah)," and Elle King performing her song, "Ex's & Oh's."
Douglas Gorenstein/NBCAdele joined up with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots in the Tonight Show Music Room to perform her hit, "Hello," with classroom instruments.
In the recurring segment, Fallon and his house band The Roots back music artists for a version of one of their popular songs using instruments you would find in a classroom, like tambourines, xylophones, hand clappers, and kazoos.
Adele's segment, which aired on Tuesday's Tonight Show, was taped after her appearance on the show the night before.
Other artists that have joined Fallon for classroom versions of their songs include Ariana Grande, One Direction, Mariah Carey, and Madonna.