Christopher Polk/NBCAdam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo is a model, so of course she's going to have some sort of style. But Adam thinks that when it comes to getting fashion right, there's nobody who can touch her.
During an interview with Refinery29 about the newest holiday designs for his clothing line, The Adam Levine Collection, the Maroon 5 singer was asked to name the best fashion advice his wife ever gave him. "Well, I’m...really lucky because my wife happens to be — in my opinion — the best dressed woman out there," he says. "Obviously, I’m biased, but I just feel like she’s very creative, inventive, [and has] good taste. I’d be silly not to try to recreate that for the line."
Asked to reveal what outfit he wore when he first met his future in-laws, Adam says, "Oh God, I don’t remember. If I had to put a bet on it, I’d say it was a T-shirt and jeans. I don’t remember what happened yesterday, so unfortunately I can’t remember too specifically.” Still, he says that in general, when you're meeting the parents, you should go subtle, not sexy.
However, when asked to recommend a specific outfit that fits the bill, Adam wouldn't take the bait, responding, "God, I don’t know. What I think is passable and what other people think is passable are probably very different. I don’t think it makes a difference as long as it’s not revealing.”
Overall, Adam says his vision for his clothing line is the same as it's been since he started it: "Super-simple, classic things that I’ve always loved for men and...that I think that women would really like." He adds that he's "not trying to push the envelope too far, because that’s not what I do."
"I don’t wake up in the morning and put on a Versace gown," he adds. "Although that would be funny if I did.”
Dick Clark ProductionsSam Smith, Mary J. Blige and 5 Seconds of Summer have been added to the list of performers at the 2014 American Music Awards. They join a bill that already includes Charli XCX and Pitbull, the latter of whom's also hosting the show.
It's not clear if Sam and Mary J. will perform together but it may be a good bet, considering the two recorded a duet earlier this year, and Sam contributes to Mary's upcoming album, The London Sessions.
Iggy Azalea leads the nominees for this year's AMAs with six. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and John Legend each have five nods.
The 2014 American Music Awards will air November 23 on ABC, from the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE.
Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood EntertainmentIf Beyoncé and Jay Z's marriage really was in trouble earlier this year, the couple has since gotten past it and recommitted themselves to it.
The proof: the two have renewed their vows, according to People magazine. Its source says that while the couple did have "major problems" at one point, they've "worked it out."
And now they're looking to take their love to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Another People magazine source says the couple has been shopping for a home in Paris over the past month.
An Us Weekly insider further reports that Bey and Jay plan to retire in the City of Light eventually, and that they want their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, to learn French.
When Beyoncé and Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run tour in Paris last month, Jay noted that the city was special to them because they got engaged there. He also mentioned that Paris is where Blue Ivy was conceived.
Bella Howard/Atlantic RecordsCharli XCX pushed back the release date of her much-anticipated new album Sucker because her single "Boom Clap" just keeps going and going. But the singer still launched a U.S. headlining tour, taking the risky move of performing new music that her fans weren't familiar with. Luckily, she says it's paid off for her.
"I have been doing a lot of new songs and, y'know, it's quite nerve-wracking for me because that's the first time they'll hear the new songs, like, me playing them live," she tells ABC News Radio. "There isn't like an MP3 of them, or whatever. So I was kinda scared." But since she launched the tour at the end of September, she says, things have been going great.
"They all seem to really like it," she adds. "And they all know [the songs], so that's really cool for me. I'm so proud of this record and I can't wait to play it live in bigger rooms next year."
As for what kind of fans have been coming out to see her each night, Charli says, "It's pretty much all over the map but definitely, like, the front rows, and the craziest fans, are, like, young girls and beautiful gay boys. And I'm so happy for that!"
Charli will wrap up the tour this Saturday in San Francisco, California. Next month, she'll perform on the American Music Awards, where she's also a nominee, and will then play a series of Christmas concerts across the country. In February, she'll be Katy Perry's opening act when Katy's PRISMATIC world tour hits Europe.
Meanwhile, Sucker arrives December 16 and "Boom Clap" shows no signs of slowing down. Has the ongoing success of the track, which is her first big U.S. hit as a solo artist, surprised Charli?
"It really has," she tells ABC News Radio. "You know, I've seen songs that I've written blow up and be around for a long time, but it's very strange when it happens to your own song, and I really didn't expect it. And I'm honored, and kinda freaked out, but it's awesome!"
Epic RecordsIt's Lucky 7 for Meghan Trainor: her hit "All About That Bass" is #1 for a seventh week on the Billboard Hot 100. That means she's now matched Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" for longest-running #1 hit of 2014 by a woman. Only Pharrell Williams' "Happy" has spent more time on top this year: 10 weeks.
Meghan's debut album, Title, is due in January; her follow-up song, "Lips Are Movin'" seem to be off to a good start.
Elsewhere on the chart, Ed Sheeran can now boast that he has his first-ever U.S. top ten hit, as "Don't" jumps from #13 to #10.
Taylor Swift's latest track, "Out of the Woods," debuts at #18, thanks to huge download sales. This is Taylor's 61st Hot 100 hit, according to Billboard: among female artists only Aretha Franklin has more, with 73.
ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea has landed her first national ad campaign. Alongside her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young, the rapper has been tapped to front the holiday campaign for clothing retailer Forever 21.
In an interview with People, Iggy revealed what it was like posing for the ads with her significant other. "As the hours rolled by I think Nick started to realize photo shoots are hard work too," Azalea says. "It was funny watching him have that revelation!"
Young chimed in: "It was real cool. We had great chemistry," he says.
The pair credit their playlist for making the time fly by faster. "It was a two day shoot -- by the end of it I think we’d listened to everything under the sun twice!” Azalea says, adding that the "trickiest thing is not having any clue what you’re doing!"
Although the ads have not run yet, but People has a preview of some of the pictures from the shoot.
Big Machine RecordsAfter teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram.
The songs are:
"Welcome to New York" "Blank Space" "Style" "Out of the Woods" "All You Had to Do Was Stay" "Shake It Off" "I Wish You Would" "Bad Blood" "Wildest Dreams" "How You Get the Girl" "This Love" "I Know Places" "Clean"
The deluxe edition of Taylor's album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27.
Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor's new album have already been used for previous songs. For example, Mariah Carey has a song called "Shake It Off." Maroon 5 has a song called "This Love." Train has a song called "I Wish You Would." And back in the '70s, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka had a hit with "Bad Blood." You can't copyright a song title, however, so there's no issue with it.
Credit: Christie GoodwinEd Sheeran and Sam Smith were both winners in London Wednesday at the Q Awards, presented annually by the U.K. music magazine Q.
Ed, who won Breakthrough Artist at the same ceremony in 2011, took Best Solo Artist this time around. Backstage, he joked that his previous Q Award had "rusted" and is "falling apart," but praised this year's trophy as "legit." "They put more money into it this time," he said.
Sam was named Best New Act. Backstage, he reminisced, "I can't believe it! I was here last year and no one knew who I was...it was one of the first things that I did, in terms of award shows, so this is odd!"
Look for both Ed and Sam to be named in this year's Grammy nominations, which will be announced December 5.
Coming in at at #4 is rose ave, the debut album from the musical duo You Me. The duo features Pink and Canadian singer/songwriter Dallas Green. On her own, Pink has scored seven top-40 albums, while Green has scored two under his usual musical moniker, The City and Colour.
In a statement, Pink, who for this project is using her birth name of Alecia Moore, said, “We really had no intention for this to become what it is. We were just two friends getting together and doing what we love and I couldn’t be more proud of what we accomplished.”
Green adds, "I am so very thankful for my friend Alecia and the beautiful music we've made together. We had no idea what would come of these songs and knowing that people are listening and loving it as much as we do is humbling.“
Jessie's new album, Sweet Talker, featuring the hits "Burnin' Up" and "Bang Bang," arrives at #10. It's now her highest-charting U.S. album: her debut, Who You Are, debuted and peaked at #11 in 2011. Her second album wasn't released in the U.S.
It's worth noting that U2's much-maligned new album, Songs of Innocence, enters the chart at #9. While the album was downloaded 26 million times globally after the album was offered to iTunes users last month, those downloads were free, so they didn't count toward a chart position. The album was made widely available for purchase last week and sold 28,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. This is U2's first album since the release of 1987's The Joshua Tree not to debut in the top three.
Sam Smith's debut album In the Lonely Hour has risen to #6 on a 53% sales gain, following his high-profile TV appearances on NBC's Today show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
The #1 album on the chart is from country duo Florida Georgia Line, who scored a huge pop hit with "Cruise." This is their first #1 album on the general Billboard album chart, as opposed to the country album chart.
Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsKaty Perry was planning to spend her 30th birthday on Saturday like the Queen of the Nile, but now she's suffering a "denial" of celebration opportunities.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Katy was set to take her crew to Egypt to celebrate her milestone, and while there, had booked a schedule of parties and sightseeing, including a cruise down the Nile River. However, news of her visit leaked out, and a source tells the publication that the singer scrapped the plans due to "safety concerns."
The idea for Katy to travel to Egypt may have been sparked by the Ancient Egypt-themed video for her #1 hit, "Dark Horse."
Katy is on a break from her PRISMATIC world tour, but it will pick up against November 7 in Australia, where she'll remain until December 20. Another break will follow, and then a European leg begins February 16. Between those two dates, Katy will presumably perform at the halftime show at the Super Bowl, though the NFL hasn't officially confirmed that.
ABC/Adam TaylorColbie Caillat's latest hit "Try" is a call for women to stop trying to mold themselves into a certain image or adopt certain behaviors so they'll fit in, be liked or be considered attractive. While Colbie says she wrote the song as a message of empowerment to herself, she says she's happy to see that everyone can relate to it. Take her appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars a couple weeks ago, for example.
During the show, Colbie performed her hit "Try" while YouTube star Bethany Mota and her partner Derek Houghdanced a routine inspired by the bullying that Bethany had to endure when she was younger. "I loved it," Colbie says. "It meant so much to me because...Bethany's message, what she was trying to portray from what she's always felt her whole life, is something I've always felt, which is why I wrote the song 'Try.' And now we're realizing that everyone has these self-confidence issues and personal insecurities and it starts when we're young."
Colbie says even though she wrote the song, she still finds she has to take its message to heart every day. "I'm learning to try not to try so hard, and to accept and embrace these things that I wish I could change or have always thought I could change," she says.
Unfortunately, she says that some people close to her are still struggling with self-doubt.
"I have a really good friend...that right now...actually wants to get a nose job," Colbie reveals. "And it makes me so sad because I think she's beautiful the way she is. But she thinks someone is gonna like her better if it's fixed. And it's what we all do."
"Try" is featured on Colbie's new album Gypsy Heart, in stores now.
Credit: Sarah BarlowYou may have seen paparazzi photos of Taylor Swift a few months ago, walking around in New York City holding a bunch of balloons. Well, turns out she wasn't on her way to a birthday party: she was filming her new commercial for Target. The spot, which just debuted, also features about thirty seconds of a brand-new Taylor song, called "Style."
In the spot, Taylor is seen in various New York City locales, and speaks about what she finds inspirational about living in the Big Apple. "Everything from what people are wearing on the street to the way they're interacting with each other," she says. "To...drive through the West Village at night and you see a couple kissing on the street or you see someone fighting outside their apartment...you see so much humanity on a daily basis that even if you're not inspired by your own life that day, you can be inspired by someone else's life."
As for "Style," it's an upbeat tune, in which Taylor sings, "You've got the long hair slicked back, white t-shirt/And I got that good girl faith and a tight little skirt/And when we go crashing down, we come back every time/Because we never go out of style, we never go out of style."
"Style," which some speculate was inspired by former beau Harry Styles, is on Taylor's new album, 1989, due out Monday.
David Becker/Getty ImagesJustinTimberlake and his wife, actress Jessica Biel, have settled their lawsuit against Britain's Heat magazine for publishing what they claim was a "false and unfounded story," implying their marriage was in trouble, E!Online reports.
The September 6-12 edition of Heat magazine published an article under the headlines: "Justin Timberlake Gets Flirty with Another Woman, It Is Not His Wife!" and "The Flirty Photos That Rocked Justin and Jessica's Marriage."
On Tuesday, representatives of the celebrity gossip magazine read an apology at the High Court in Dublin, Ireland, and retracted the story, which featured pictures of Timberlake at a party in a Paris nightclub.
The defense stated the article "was based on an unfounded report regarding Justin Timberlake's alleged behavior at a club following a performance in Paris to celebrate a birthday and also included a number of purported statements improperly attributed to Jessica Biel, which Heat now understands had never been made by her."
The defense statement continued, "The Defendant accepts that the article was false and withdraws any inferences that questioned the state of Justin and Jessica's marriage. The Defendant regrets any embarrassment caused to the couple and unreservedly apologizes to them."
Paul Tweed, an attorney representing Justin and Jessica, said in a statement that the couple is "very satisfied with this categoric retraction of what was a false and unfounded story, together with the comprehensive apology from Bauer Consumer Media, the publishers of Heat magazine."
Tweed said the couple "will not hesitate to take similar legal action if false allegations regarding the state of their marriage are repeated."
Details about any possible financial settlement were not disclosed.
Credit: Andrew WhittonWhen Lorde was tapped to curate the soundtrack of the upcoming Hunger Games movie Mockingjay -- Part 1, she found that part of the gig was being allowed to visit the movie's set -- an experience she describes as "magical."
Speaking to Billboard about the Mockingjay project, Lorde says, "In Berlin I had a show and The Hunger Games was shooting just across the road. A bunch of their people came over [to my show] -- Woody [Harrelson] was at the show being dragged away, because it was time to shoot. [And] we went to the set, which was so amazing for me."
"I've never been to a film set before," she adds. "And just seeing, like, you know, everyone has a place, everything is so perfectly timed and...they call action and it's just all on. It's like, so magical. That was really fun."
The Mockingjay soundtrack is a unique blend of pop and R&B artists such as Charli XCX, Tove Lo, Miguel and Tinashé, British left-of-center acts like Bat for Lashes and The Chemical Brothers, rappers like Pusha T, Q-Tip and Kanye West, and '80s icons like Duran Duran frontman Simon LeBon and model/actress Grace Jones, who's one of Lorde's all-time idols. Lorde says she personally reached out to all of them to invite them to participate.
"It was really important to me, with the soundtrack, that people knew how involved I was, and a lot of that was me reaching out to people really directly, having a conversation on the phone, sending an email, sending a text, because I wanted people to know that, 'Your song isn't just going to be flung into some pot and, you know, chosen later,'" she tells Billboard. "I really cared about what was happening."
Reaching out directly, Lorde says, led to "some crazy experiences, like calling Grace Jones on the phone. She's like, 'I'm in the spa, give me a second.' I'm like, 'Of course, you're Grace Jones...I'll wait!'"
One person who can't wait to hear the Mockingjay soundtrack when it arrive November 17 is Willow Shields, the young actress who plays Katniss Everdeen's sister Primrose, also known as Prim, in the Hunger Games films.
"Oh my God, I'm extremely excited," she told ABC News Radio about the soundtrack. "I mean, I'm a huge fan of Lorde to begin with, and the fact that she's curating the soundtrack makes me so excited, because she also has just a great sense of who she loves as artists...so she's gonna get a lot of great people on that soundtrack."
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 arrives in theaters November 21.
Trae Patton/NBCTheVoice wrapped up its Battle Rounds Tuesday night on NBC. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani all rounded out their teams to eight artists each.
Gwen was the only coach who still had a steal to use entering the one-hour episode. She spent it after the final battle, taking Beth Spangler from Team Adam.
The guest mentors returned for one more appearance during rehearsals: Alicia Keys, with Team Pharrell; Stevie Nicks, with Team Adam; Gwen's husband, Gavin Rossdale, with her team; and Little Big Town, with Team Blake.
The final battle for Team Pharrell involved Brittany Butler and Ricky Manning. The duo was assigned the George Benson version of "On Broadway." Alicia encouraged them in rehearsals to "jazz it out."
Adam commented that Ricky took a huge leap in his ability during the battle. He then joked that Ricky strongly resembles actor Joaquin Phoenix. Blake said Ricky has a greater tendency to let things fly on stage. Pharrell named Ricky the winner because of the strides he's made. Pharrell and Gwen consoled a crying Brittany backstage.
Blake matched Kensington Moore with Reagan James. They were given the Lorde song "Team." Kensington missed one rehearsal due to illness, so Reagan spent time practicing with Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman. Kensington made it back for band rehearsal.
Gwen said Reagan's voice was even better than she thought, and Kensington's vocals were dynamic. Adam noted that there was a word or two that got away from Reagan, but Pharrell chimed in that she handled it well. Reagan was declared the winner.
At this point in the episode, the show recapped three battles: Allison Bray defeated Fernanda Bosch in a Team Blake matchup; Anita Antoinette advanced over her Team Gwen teammate MayraAlvarez; and Bryana Salaz beat out Gianna Salvato for Team Gwen.
Team Adam closed out the episode with a battle between Beth Spangler and MiaPfirrman. They perform a duet of "I Turn to You," the single by on-again, off-again Voice coach ChristinaAguilera. Stevie advised them not to emulate Christina, because Christina is too powerful of a vocalist.
Pharrell saw potential in both, but sided with Beth. Gwen felt the song better suited Mia, and said she would choose her if the decision was hers to make. Adam went with Mia. Gwen then used her steal on Beth.
Next Monday night on NBC, The Voice will begin its Knockout Rounds. Taylor Swift will serve as an adviser for all four teams.
Here's a rundown of the artists who have advanced to the Knockout Rounds:
Team Adam: Alessandra Castronovo, Blessing Offor, Chris Jamison, Damien, Matt McAndrew, Mia Pfirrman, Rebekah Samarin, Toia Jones.
Team Gwen: Anita Antoinette, Bryana Salaz, Craig Wayne Boyd, Ryan Sill, Beth Spangler, Sugar Joans, Taylor John Williams, Troy Ritchie.
Team Pharrell: DaNica Shirey, Elyjuh Rene, Jean Kelley, Katriz Trinidad, Luke Wade, Menlik Zergabachew, Ricky Manning, Taylor Phelan.
Team Blake: Allison Bray, Grant Ganzer, Griffin, James David Carter, Jessie Pitts, Reagan James, Tanner Linford, Taylor Brashears.
Michael Becker/FOXAmericanIdol's 14th season kicks off in January and Fox has just released a new promo to E! Online that showcases some of the auditions, including one courageous male contestant who not only sings judge Jennifer Lopez's "Jenny from the Block," but also coaxes J-Lo to chime in.
Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. are also back as judges this season, along with host Ryan Seacrest.
American Idol's 14th season premieres January 14 on Fox.
Patrick Fraser/RCA RecordsLast week, Kesha filed a lawsuit against her producer, Dr. Luke, claiming he has sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused her in the past. The claims are now under new scrutiny after a 2011 deposition in which she participated was unsealed on Tuesday.
The deposition stemmed from a lawsuit brought by Kesha's former managers against her and Dr. Luke, whose birth name is Lukasz Gottwald.
In Kesha's recently-filed complaint, she alleged that Luke once gave her a date-rape drug, after which, she says, she woke up naked in his bed, "sore and sick," with no memory of how she had gotten there. However, when asked during the 2011 deposition if she'd ever told her mother about such an incident, she replied, "I don't remember," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Kesha denied during the deposition that the producer had drugged her, and also stated, "Dr. Luke never made sexual advances to me."
The deposition reportedly was unsealed at the request of Luke's lawyer. Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, says his client's deposition statements were "coerced."
Cliff Lipson/CBSNow that we know that Adele's new album won't see the light of day until 2015, we've got plenty of time to speculate on what it might sound like -- and it seems that even the people who collaborated with the star on the disc have no idea how the project is shaping up.
Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who's written numerous hits for the likes of Celine Dion, Cher, Toni Braxton and Aerosmith, tells the British the paper The Sun, "I flew to London to work on new stuff with Adele last year. We did some great songs but I don’t know if they’ve made the record. I don’t think anybody does."
Explaining why it might be taking Adele so long to come up with the follow-up to her world-beating album 21, Warren says, "She has a mind of her own. Nobody rushes Adele or makes decisions for her, which is probably why she’s a great artist. She wants to get it right.”
However, Warren can confirm that Adele's voice seems to be in great shape. You might recall that the singer had to have vocal cord surgery in 2011, but Warren says, "She was singing her a** off when I was in the studio. Her voice was spectacular.”
OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder also worked with Adele on the album, but he's also said he doesn't know much about the final product.
Mad Love/Interscope RecordsGwen Stefani fans are getting gift after gift from their girl this week: first, a new single, "Baby Don't Lie," at midnight on Sunday; then, a sneak peek at the song's video on The Voice on Monday; now, the full clip has arrived.
The video starts out with Gwen in close-up in black and white. She's then surrounded by a blizzard of words, which pull her into a highly-stylized animated world with a strong '80s aesthetic: there are black-and-white stripes, polka dots, a yellow street and a magenta sky. She performs the song in this colorful world, at times joined by dancing fuzzy things, at other times by real dancers.
Gwen ends up in an alley lit by a car's headlights, singing and dancing with her backup dancers, wearing a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones around her neck. Then, then the blizzard of words returns to pull her back to the start, where we now see her in color, rather than black-and-white.
"Baby Don't Lie" is presumably the first single from Gwen's long-awaited new solo album, which will be her first since 2006's The Sweet Escape. She's also working on new music with her band No Doubt.
If you can't get enough of everything having to do with Gwen, Man on the Run, the new album by her husband Gavin Rossdale's band, Bush, is out this week as well.