ABC/Rick PowellJohn Legend and Chrissy Teigen are preparing to become parents.
The supermodel on Monday announced she's pregnant with their first child. She posted an Instagram photo of herself lying on a couch, with her legs on Legend's lap, and wrote, "John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant.
"As many of you know, we've been trying to have a baby for a while now," she continued. "It hasn't been easy, but we kept trying because we can't wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We're so excited that it's finally happening."
Teigen, 29, added that she looks forward to "all the belly touching."
Teigen, who married Legend, 36, in September of 2013, discussed on her talk show FABLife last month that she'd been experiencing fertility struggles. "John and I were having trouble," she said. "We would have had kids five, six years ago if it happened. But my gosh, it's been a process. We've seen fertility doctors."
Credit: Eliot Lee HazelImagine Dragons have teamed up with software company SAP to launch the One4 Project, which will aid worldwide refugee relief efforts.
In support of the campaign, the band has released a new, entirely acoustic single called "I Was Me," which you can download now on iTunes. All proceeds from "I Was Me" will be donated to the UN Refugee Agency.
"'I Was Me' is a song about trying to regain your life, which is exactly what millions of people are going through right now," says frontman Dan Reynolds in a statement. "Whether it is by downloading this track or by other means, we hope people everywhere recognize the severity of the situation and find a way to assist these families in desperate need."
Imagine Dragons will perform "I Was Me" live for the first time tonight during their show at the SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany.
In other Imagine Dragons news, the band will be releasing a deluxe edition of their latest album, Smoke Mirrors, featuring eight new songs, on October 30.
Hollywood/Island/Safehouse; Interscope RecordsThey've been friends since they were little kids. They're both Latinas. They both were featured in Disney shows and grew into mature artists now embracing their sexuality. They also both had their relationships dissected in the press. Now, in the latest parallel career event, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez have received matching grades on their new albums.
Selena released her new album Revival on Friday, while Demi's new disc, Confident, arrives this Friday. Both discs are reviewed in the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, and both have received a "B ." Of Revival, EW writes, "It's as fresh and as forward-thinking as the music of indie darlings Tove Lo and FKA Twigs," and describes it as a "gripping batch of sultry pop jams."
Of Confident,EW says, it's bursting with "titanic melodies," and that Demi's "unstoppable vocal power imbues these songs with an exciting rock & roll edge."
Summing up, the magazine writes, "What's most remarkable and exciting about Revival and Confident is how two talented women who may have seemed like carbon copies of each other at first are becoming individual artists."
Suzanne Tenner/FX Networks Lady Gaga made her bloody debut last week as The Countess on American Horror Story: Hotel, but for her, it’s not just an acting role -- it’s destiny. She tells Australia’s News.com.au show creator Ryan Murphy made her dreams come true by casting her in the latest season of the FX series.
“It’s destiny,” she says. “With Ryan, soulmate feels like too small of a word because it implies it’s someone with whom you will spend the rest of your life. But I know that with Ryan, through this role, he gave me a sense of self beyond what I believed I was.”
The dream of acting wasn’t something new for the singer. In fact, Gaga’s been studying the craft for years. “I studied method acting for almost ten years,” she says. “I studied [Lee] Strasberg, the version that makes people roll their eyes.”
She adds, “Arguably, it’s the most dangerous form of acting, where you embrace becoming the character and you embrace calling upon memory sensory from your life. It’s powerful and it takes you back implicitly to a place that you remember as a child. It’s very strong.”
To play The Countess, Gaga says she begins transforming into the character even before she gets on set. “I become The Countess in the car on my way to work,” she says. “I put fishnet on my face and red lipstick on and I read my lines. I am always prepared before I come to the trailer. And when I go home at night, I do my best to let go of her in order to become what I am for my family, my friends and my lover.”
And even though she’s only 29 years old, Gaga says she can relate to her character, a 100-year-old bloodthirsty hotel owner.
“I have been in the business since I was 15, and although I have been famous for only seven years and lived 29, I feel like I have lived 100 years,” she says. “And I feel f****** old.”
ABC/Lou RoccoIn a new interview with The New York Times' T Magazine, Rihanna sits down with filmmaker Miranda July to discuss everything from what turns her on, to what she Googles. And the latter just might leave you wondering.
While the singer says she’s too busy date these days and has yet to find a guy who isn’t intimidated by her power, she does know exactly what turns her on in a man.
‘‘I’m turned on by guys who are cultured,” she says. “That’ll keep me intrigued. They don’t have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught.”
Rihanna also reveals she first learned of sex at a very young age. ‘‘Well, there’s always this human instinct about that, even from a very, very young age,” she says. ‘‘But by like age 11, girls were talking about what they had and hadn’t done. I hadn’t even kissed a boy yet, so it always made me feel insecure, like I was never gonna be good or ready or know what to do -- I didn’t even have boobs.’’
Now, Rihanna's clearly comfortable with her body, as her many naked Instagram photos prove. “There’s no rule about whether you have to be clothed or not,” she says of what makes a great photo. “I want to see a naked woman who isn’t even aware of her nakedness.’’
And as for what she Googles, Rihanna’s been searching “childbirth” lately. ‘‘Childbirth is putting it the not-gross way,” she explains of her Googling habits. “I was searching the size of certain things, and how much they expand, and then what happens after...’’
Not that she’s planning on having kids any time soon -- Rihanna says she doesn’t even have enough time to devote to a boyfriend. ‘‘Guys need attention,’’ she explains. ‘‘They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work -- but I will not give it to a man right now.’’
Columbia RecordsDon’t believe everything you read -- especially if it’s a Taylor Swift/Calvin Harris breakup rumor. Calvin took to Twitter Monday to denounce an online tabloid story that claimed Taylor had broken up with him because went to a massage parlor to get what is commonly known as a "happy ending."
“It's not going to be a 'happy ending' for everyone I sue for defamation of character for all these bulls*** stories bye bye,” the Scottish DJ/producer writes.
Radar Online was the first to publish the rumor. An anonymous source apparently told the site that Taylor dumped Calvin after she found out he had visited a Thai massage parlor, where he received some extra hands-on attention from a masseuse.
Taylor has yet to comment, but she did favorite Calvin’s tweet.
RCA Records We’re just two weeks away from Britney Spears’ guest-starring stint on The CW’s Jane the Virgin. According to Entertainment Tonight, Britney’s episode will air October 26.
The pop star will be playing a dramatized version of herself, who's the arch nemesis of Jane’s biological father, Rogelio de la Vega. Jane star Gina Rodriguez can’t wait for everyone to see Britney in action. "Oh my god, I'm so excited," she gushes to ET. "She's such a fan of the show, and she's so much love and I'm so, so stoked to have her as part of the family."
Gina also confirmed there will be a “musical moment” between Jane and Britney. "I think I've probably seen, like, every single one of her music videos, like, 72 times over the past three days, so I'm learning everything," Gina says.
Before Britney’s appearance, another pop star will joining the show. Kesha will play Annabelle, a rocker who moves in next door to Jane in episode two and doesn’t like babies.
Jane the Virgin’s second season premieres tonight on The CW at 9 p.m. ET.
Image Group LA/ABCIn an interview last month, Justin Bieber admitted his last relationship -- presumably with Selena Gomez -- left him heartbroken. Now, Selena's commenting on her own feelings about her breakup with the Biebs. She says while their relationship was high-profile, she never intended for it to become tabloid fodder.
“Of course I got my heart broken,” she tells women’s lifestyle site Refinery29. “Of course I was pissed about it. There, everybody has it. I was so disappointed, because I never wanted my career to be a tabloid story.”
Now, however, despite speculation her new single, “Same Old Love,” is about Justin, Selena says she’s definitely moved on.
“At this point, there is no anger,” she says. “There's closure in a very good, healthy way. We’ve seen each other. I'm always encouraging and I am proud of his journey. I think people are making it out to be something that is more tragic than it really was. We grew up together. We both made mistakes. That's it.”
Selena's new album, Revival -- which came out Friday -- does touch on feelings of heartbreak, but it also embraces sexuality. “It's not something where I'm like, let me glorify what I do in the bedroom,” Selena says. “But I think I have a very healthy perspective on my sexuality. It's part of being an adult, and I'm still figuring out how to be one of those, too.”
And she has a close support system to help her along the way. Selena says her four best girlfriends include her two non-famous roommates, her cousin and, of course, her "Bad Blood" buddy, Taylor Swift.
“I have a lot of friends in the business, but at the end of the day, [those four women] are who I call crying,” she says. “They see my best and my worst.”
Selena’s also found mentors in Jennifer Aniston, who invites her over for pizza and chats, and Scandal’s Kerry Washington. “I treasure these women,” she says. “I'd rather be around women than men. I think they are interesting, complicated, and beautiful.”
Credit: Pamela LittkyAfter spending their summer on the Boys of Zummer tour, Fall Out Boy has announced plans for another season-themed trek. Next year, the band will embark on the Wintour Is Coming tour, which is probably a reference to Game of Thrones and not a hint that they will appear on the cover of Vogue.
Wintour is Coming kicks off February 25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and concludes March 26 in Irvine, California. Tickets go on sale starting October 16 at 10 a.m. local time on FallOutBoy.com.
Along with the tour, the band also revealed their next single will be a new version of “Irresistible” featuring Demi Lovato. The reimagined song will be available October 16, the same day Demi’s new album, Confident, is released. The original version of "Irresistible" is the opening track on Fall Out Boy's latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho.
Here are the Wintour is Coming tour dates:
2/25 -- San Juan, Puerto Rico, Coliseo De Puerto Rico -- Jose Miguel Agrelot 2/26 -- Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood 3/1 -- N. Charleston, SC, North Charleston Coliseum 3/2 -- Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena 3/4 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 3/5 -- Mashantucket, CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino 3/6 -- Syracuse, NY, War Memorial Arena at The Oncenter 3/8 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Van Andel Arena 3/9 -- Dayton, OH, Wright State University Nutter Center 3/10 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center 3/12 -- Chicago, IL, United Center 3/14 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena 3/17 -- Birmingham, AL, BJCC Arena 3/18 -- Memphis, TN, FedEx Forum 3/19 -- New Orleans, LA, Smoothie King Center 3/20 -- San Antonio, TX, Freeman Coliseum 3/22 -- Wichita, KS, INTRUST Bank Arena 3/23 -- Colorado Springs, CO, Broadmoor World Arena 3/25 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena 3/26 -- Irvine, CA, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Sven Jacobsen/Columbia RecordsOne Direction has unveiled the track list for their upcoming fifth album, Made in the A.M., via Snapchat. While there are 17 songs listed, word has it that the last four may be bonus tracks.
The track listing includes the first single, "Drag Me Down," the official second single, "Perfect," and the preview track, "Infinity." The album is due November 13.
Here's the full track list:
1. “Hey Angel” 2. “Drag Me Down” 3. “Perfect” 4. “Infinity” 5. “End of the Day” 6. “If I Could Fly” 7. “Long Way Down” 8. “Never Enough” 9. “Olivia” 10. “What a Feeling” 11. “Love You, Goodbye” 12. “I Want to Write You a Song” 13. “History” 14. “Temporary Fix” 15. “Walking in the Wind” 16. “Wolves” 17. “A.M.”
Black Doll Inc.If you were surprised to see Janet Jackson's name on the list of nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you weren't the only one.
In a statement to ABC News, Miss Jackson says, "It's a busy time with my world tour and the release of Unbreakable. This nomination is a surprise which I am humbled by and appreciate greatly."
She adds, "Thank you to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And to all my fans, Truth is that I wouldn't be here without the love I stand on."
Artists are eligible for induction 25 years after they released their first recording. That means this batch of nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1990. Janet's actually been eligible for quite some time, since her self-titled debut came out in 1982. The record that made her a superstar, Control, came out in 1986.
Janet's brothers are already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and one has been inducted twice. The Jackson 5 were inducted in 1997, and then Michael Jackson was inducted as a solo artist in 2001. We'll find out in December if Janet made the final cut.
Janet's first album in seven years, Unbreakable, came out last month.
Ray Mickshaw/FOXLook who's decided to audition for the final season of American Idol.
Kanye West surprised the judges of the Fox singing competition -- Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. and Keith Urban -- as well as host Ryan Seacrest by showing up to auditions in San Francisco on Saturday.
West rapped his hit "Gold Digger" -- which name-checks J-Lo -- for the judges. The Hip Hop Facts Twitter account has posted video of 'Ye's performance.
West's wife, Kim Kardashian, posted an Instagram photo of the moment, writing, "SURPRISE!"
Seacrest shared a picture of himself giving a high-five to West while Kardashian looks on. "Look who's going to Hollywood!" Seacrest wrote.
Presumably, it was a fake audition, but with West you never know. Perhaps we'll see him during the final season of American Idol, which premieres in January.
Prior to his visit with the Idol judges, West performed at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in San Francisco attended by President Obama. The rapper has said he wants to run for president in 2020.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesKanyeWest for the White House in 2020 strikes President Barack Obama as "strange," even "cray."
But Obama playfully told a crowd of Democratic donors in San Francisco Saturday at a fundraiser headlined by West that he has some important advice to share with the would-be candidate.
"Kanye is thinking about running...for speaker of the House!" Obama joked, alluding to the recent upheaval on Capitol Hill. "It couldn’t get any stranger. But in case Kanye is serious about this whole POTUS thing –- or as he calls it, 'peezy' –- I do have some advice for him.
"First of all, you have to spend some time dealing with some strange characters who act like they're on a reality TV show. You gotta be cool with that," Obama said.
"Second important tip: Saying you have a beautiful dark twisted fantasy -- that's what's known as off-message in politics," Obama counseled. "People have lost congressional seats that way.
"And number three: Do you really think this country's going to elect a black guy from the South Side of Chicago with a funny name to be president of the U.S.? That’s crazy. Cray."
Both Obama and West hail from Chicago's south side.
The president spoke before 1,300 benefactors to the Democratic National Committee at the Warfield Theater. Kanye West was listed as a performer. Members of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors also shared the stage. West's wife and reality TV star Kim Kardashian was spotted in the crowd.
Tickets to the function ranged between $250 and $10,000 per person, according to a DNC official.
Obama stopped short of endorsing West, which is not entirely surprising. After all, the president has called West a "jack***" twice: first in 2009 after West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the VMAs, then again in a 2012 interview with The Atlantic.
"He is a jack***," Obama told The Atlantic in 2012. "But he’s talented."
RCA RecordsTheir collaboration with Adam Levine, "Locked Away," has already topped the Billboard Pop Songs chart, and now R. City's debut album What Dreams Are Made Of is finally in stores. Timothy and Theron Thomas, the two brothers who make up R. City, say it's been quite a journey from their home in St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to the top of the charts.
"It’s basically just a mirror into our life of getting here," Theron tells ABC Radio about the album. "You know, it’s basically our story and things that we’ve been through, and basically trying to tell people who are new R. City fans, or who’s been R. City fans, like, don’t give up, man, and believe in yourself. ‘Cause, like, we have been told every negative thing you can be told about yourself."
Despite all the naysayers, the Thomas brothers still managed to establish themselves as top songwriters, penning singles for Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, among others. "We just kept [going], like, the little engine that could, you know?" adds Theron. "Just kept on going. And it’s still a bit surreal that all of this stuff is going on, but we’re excited nonetheless."
The brothers' success is even more surprising, given that they didn't just have to break into the U.S. music biz from the Virgin Islands, but they also had to overcome a poverty-stricken childhood.
"Believe it or not, someplace as beautiful as the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, there’s still projects...and people that’s living in poverty and, you know, we grew up in one of those areas," Timothy tells ABC Radio. "It’s so funny, we started out in a shack!" Theron adds. "And being to accomplish and what we’re doing now -- especially from the Virgin Islands, ‘cause moving from the Virgin Island to the States to try to do music -- it’s been a journey."
He laughs, "We still talk like, 'Yo man, you believe this is what we’re doing right now?' It’s crazy, you know what I mean? It’s crazy!"
What Dreams Are Made Of features a guest appearance by Akon, the artist who was the first to cut one of the brothers' songs back in 2006.
R. City have two shows this week in Washington, D.C. and Boston, and in December, they'll be doing a slew of Christmas shows all over the country.
Tyler Golden/NBCThe Battle Rounds are under way starting tonight on The Voice. This is the part of the competition where each team is joined by a special guest mentor who works with the contestants alongside their coach. This year, those mentors range from a 23-year-old pop star to a 70-year-old rock legend, with a rap icon and a country star thrown in for good measure.
The mentor for Team Adam this season is 70-year-old John Fogerty, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer best known as the frontman for the legendary band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Adam, no slouch as a vocalist, says he himself is in awe of Fogerty's one-of-a kind voice.
"There's just nothing like it. You can’t even sing his songs, ‘cause if you can’t sing them like he can, don’t bother," says Adam. "It’s just like...it's an impossible task. And that’s a testament to, obviously, how great he is, but also, you know...it’s a unique thing. You know when you’re listening to John Fogerty’s voice."
While Adam is technically a little young to have been into Fogerty's music when he was scoring hits with Creedence Clearwater Revival, he says he was turned on to it by older people. "Thank God my parents and the people around me had such great taste when I was growing up, ‘cause that stuck," he notes.
On the other end of the spectrum, the mentor for Team Gwen is 23-year-old Selena Gomez, whom she met through a mutual friend. Despite her youth, Gwen Stefani says that Selena has plenty to teach her team, because she's been in showbiz since she was a little kid starring on Barney & Friends.
She’s like the perfect choice. She’s super experienced; she’s done everything...for a long, long time," gushes Gwen. "And also I feel like she’s right about ready to blossom into a whole other phase of her career and so I think that energy is incredible to share that with these kids."
"She's really smart. She totally sees things that I'm seeing, and we both kind of, I feel like, are picking up on the same things," adds Gwen, noting that Selena is "really supportive, really sweet" and "nurturing," and is good at "really making people feel comfortable and confident and secure." "She has that energy to her, so that was really nice," says Gwen.
As for Selena, who just released her most grown-up album, Revival, she says she's thrilled to be a part of The Voice process.
"I love what they stand for. How they start with the voice but then wanting to bring something that’s incredible, and they really wanna know the people behind the voice and I think that’s what makes an artist special," says Selena. "And I feel like I’m learning a lot being here too. I’m in such a transition period in my career so, yeah!"
The mentor for Pharrell Williams' team is rap icon Missy Elliott, who appeared with Katy Perry at the Super Bowl earlier this year. Blake Shelton'steam's mentor is country star Brad Paisley, who served as a judge on Rising Star, a rival singing show on ABC in 2014.
Business WireMeghan Trainor’s song for The Peanuts Movie soundtrack comes out next week, but now we've got our first official taste of the upbeat tune.
The 20-second snippet of “Better When I’m Dancin’” is pure family-friendly fun. “I feel better when I’m dancin’/Yeah yeah/Don’t you know/We can do this together/Bet you’ll feel better when you’re dancin’,” Meghan sings.
Over the summer, she told Peoplemagazine what inspired her to write the tune.
“They wanted a song about confidence and knew I was good at writing those,” she said. “I feel better when I'm onstage dancing and having fun, so I wrote about that!”
The Peanuts Movie soundtrack will be available for pre-order on October 14 and will be released on October 23. The movie comes out November 6.
Alfredo FloresWith her signature high pony and perfectly-applied cat-eye always in place, Ariana Grande is a beauty icon for fans everywhere. In an interview in the latest issue of People magazine, the singer reveals the beauty products she simply can’t live without.
“I’m a big fan of mascara, to the point where my makeup artist Daniel Chinchilla will be like, ‘Enough’!” she says. “I have 75 [tubes] -- kidding! I have a bunch, but I love MAC.”
And because of her grueling schedule, she makes sure to always have concealer on hand. “I don’t sleep much, so I need concealer in my life every day,” she says. “I use Kevyn Aucoin.”
Just don’t attempt to give her a manicure. “I’m always so fidgety, you don’t want to do my nails,” she says. “I’m like, ‘Hold on, give me my right hand for one more second!’”
When she has some down time -- and her nails are dry -- you can probably find her online shopping.
“I love snuggling up in bed and watching Orange Is the New Black [while] being on macys.com or saksfifthavenue.com,” she says. “But I also love going to stores. That’s more dangerous, though, because I will buy everything and use nothing.”
As far as her beauty advice for others, Ariana says, "We’re all different, so I think, ‘Do whatever the hell you want!’ Everyone should be able to express themselves with hair, makeup, fashion, art, music, and it should all be accepted -- all celebrated.”
Ariana also reveals her spirit animal in that same interview. She says it's a seahorse, "because they're so little and cute and because I love water."
Peter YangAs if seeing Justin Bieber completely naked online wasn't startling enough, the singer's dad just made things even weirder.
While Justin’s legal team is threatening legal action after those naked vacation pics of the singer went viral, his father Jeremy Bieber isn't outraged: he actually appears to be boasting about the size of his son's manhood on Twitter.
“What do you feed that thing. #proud daddy,” Jeremy tweeted, presumably in the response to the photos.
Well, that’s awkward. The Bieb hasn’t yet responded to his dad’s comment.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, lawyers for Justin have filed a cease-and-desist letter to New York's Daily News, which published the nude photos, taken while Justin was on vacation in Bora Bora.