Sam Smith says he almost quit writing new album after painful breakup

Wondering why it took so long for Sam Smith to release new music? Turns out he almost quit the industry entirely. In a new interview with Sir Elton John in Attitude’s October issue, the singer reveals he went through a romantic breakup that was so devastating, it nearly made him throw in the towel. “There was a period, when making the record, that I was in a really bad place,” he says. “I got dumped, which wasn’t very nice.” Sam […]

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Niall Horan compares recording in hotel rooms with 1D to making his solo album

Niall Horan’s first solo album is due out next month, and he says the recording process was very different from working with One Direction. “Before, we recorded albums in hotel rooms with mattresses against the wall as we were touring,” Niall tells Entertainment Weekly. “It was really fun, and it was great laughs, but it was sometimes challenging.” This time, he got to record in studios with a live band and work at a slower pace. He […]

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Selena Gomez reveals she’s recovering from kidney transplant

Selena Gomez dropped a bombshell on her Instagram Thursday morning, revealing she’s been recovering from a kidney transplant. Selena, 25, posted a picture taken in a hospital room, in which a smiling Gomez is laying in a bed, tenderly holding the hand of another young woman lying in a bed to her right.  The caption reads, in part, “I’m very aware some of my fans had noticed I was laying low for part of the summer and questioning […]

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What Lovers Do: Adam Levine and wife expecting baby #2

Their daughter Dusty Rose isn’t even a year old yet, but Adam Levine and his wife are expecting baby number two. Adam’s wife Behati Prinsloo announced the news on Instagram by posting a photo of herself in a bikini, displaying a baby bump.  She captioned it, “ROUND 2…” Dusty was born September 21, 2016. In 2014, soon after Adam and Behati married, Adam said in an interview that he wanted to have “100 kids” with her.  Seems like they’re well on their […]

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Lady Gaga says she suffers from fibromyalgia

Lady Gaga is opening up about her chronic pain. She’ll be giving viewers an inside look at her health struggles in her Netflix documentary Gaga: Five Foot Two, which comes out September 22. But in a Twitter post Tuesday, the singer confirms she suffers from fibromyalgia. “In our documentary the #chronicillness #chronicpain I deal w/ is #Fibromyalgia,” she writes. “I wish to help raise awareness & connect people who have it.” According to the Mayo Clinic, fibromyalgia is a […]

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Liam Payne says fatherhood is “the most magical thing I’ve done”

Not long after Liam Payne became a father for the first time, he hit the road to promote his new solo career.  While Liam says being away from his son Bear is difficult, he knows that his partner, British entertainer Cheryl Cole, is more than up to the task of keeping the home fires burning. “You know what? I’ve got an extremely supportive missus,” Liam tells ABC Radio of Cheryl. “She’s the best mum in the world and she’s incredible […]

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According to Selena Gomez, she has “no friends”

As the most-followed person on Instagram, Selena Gomez is one of the most popular people on the planet, yet the singer and actress claims to have “no friends.” Speaking to the publication Business of Fashion, Selena made those comments as part of a larger discussion about mental health. “You are who you surround yourself with, 100 percent.” she says. “If you’re around people who think that [your feelings are] dumb, that think [they’re] ridiculous –“You’re crazy! You’re fine!” […]

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Harry Styles covers Fleetwood Mac on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge

Harry Styles is a huge fan of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, and specifically their front woman, Stevie Nicks. He even got to sing with Stevie, who he calls “The Queen of Everything,” a few months ago in L.A.  So it’s no wonder that when he was asked to do a cover song for BBC Radio 1’s popular Live Lounge series, he chose one by his favorite band. Harry did a version of “The Chain,” from Fleetwood […]

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Janet Jackson breaks down in tears at Houston tour stop while performing “What About”

Hours after Janet Jackson Saturday visited people affected by Hurricane Harvey, the singer apparently broke down into tears while performing onstage. The singer, who is on her State of the World tour, which stopped by Houston’s Toyota Center Saturday night, was singing her hit song “What About” from her 1997 album, The Velvet Rope. As dancers behind her had just re-enacted a couple fighting, a fan’s Periscope video shows Jackson’s pausing and shielding her eyes as she breaks down into […]

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Hozier says second album is “on the way”; will be “dark…but…fun”

Hozier released his breakthrough single “Take Me to Church” back in 2013 and his self-titled debut album in 2014.  Now, he says his long-awaited second album is “on the way.” Speaking to the Irish radio station RTE2fm, Hozier revealed that he has “much of…it written and demoed and a great deal of it arranged,” but he’s still figuring which songs will make the final cut. “I have a great deal of it done, but it’s still in […]

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