Sam Smith’s no diva — but does have people tie his shoes for him

Sam Smith may occasionally get primped and pampered before he hits the stage, but he’s no diva. When it comes to backstage demands, Sam tells the BBC he doesn’t ask for anything outrageous…most of the time. “I don’t ask for puppies in my dressing room,” he says. “But sometimes — and I’m really embarrassed about this — when they’re doing my make-up before I go onstage, people do up my [shoe] laces for me.” He adds, “I hate […]

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OneRepublic, Lorde, John Legend, Harry Styles & more to salute Fleetwood Mac at MusiCares tribute

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Fleetwood Mac will be honored at this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year tribute concert on January 26, and a host of big names have been lined up to pay tribute to them. OneRepublic, John Legend, Lorde, Harry Styles, Keith Urban and musical sister trio HAIM will all perform at the January 26 event at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.  Fleetwood Mac also will perform during the evening. More performers will be announced shortly. The MusiCares Person […]

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Watch now: Ed Sheeran finds love on the slopes in snowy “Perfect” video

Ed Sheeran gets romantic on a ski trip in his video for “Perfect.” The snowy clip was shot in Austria last month and based on a script written by Ed and director Jason Koening. It tells the story of Ed falling in love with a girl he grew up with, played by Zoey Deutch. “Came up with the idea for the video because I like Christmas,” Ed says. “There’s not enough Christmas music videos out nowadays. So yeah, I wanted […]

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Taylor Swift wins CMA award for country hit she wrote

You can take the country out of the girl, but you can’t take the girl out of country. Taylor Swift is the recipient of a new Country Music Association award.  The song “Better Man” that she wrote for country group Little Big Town won the Song of the Year award at Wednesday night’s 51st Annual CMA Awards. The award goes to the writer. Taylor posted a video to Twitter of herself in a hotel room watching the CMAs on a […]

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Watch now: Taylor Swift gives glimpse inside her Reputation Secret Sessions

If you weren’t one of the lucky Swifties invited to Taylor Swift’s Reputation Secret Sessions, you can now get a taste of what they were like. A new video captures scenes from the various sessions in Los Angeles, London, Nashville and Rhode Island in September. Taylor hand-picked 500 fans from all of the world to give them a sneak peek of her new album before it’s released November 10. As shown in the clip, fans arrived by the busload and […]

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Adam Levine announces on Ellen that he’s expecting another girl with wife Behati Prinsloo

On The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday, Adam Levine revealed the gender of his second child with wife Behati Prinsloo. “It’s a girl, we’re having another girl,” he announced. Adam told Ellen the news so she can get started on picking a name. The talk show host famously named Adam and Behati’s first child, Dusty Rose. “Just to say that I named one of your children is not a big story, but to name both is a big story,” Ellen joked. From […]

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ABC’s American Idol to premiere on March 11

American Idol finally has a premiere date. ABC’s reboot of the iconic singing competition will premiere Sunday, March 11 at 8 p.m. ET.  Auditions for the show began in August, covering 23 cities from Portland, OR to Orlando, FL, encompassing on-site tryouts, online submissions and live-streaming auditions. No word on how many nights per week the show will air. As previously reported, Ryan Seacrest will host the show, and the judges’ panel includes Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

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Phillip Phillips releases “Magnetic” new single; announces new album and tour

Phillip Phillips is back with some big news. The former American Idol winner has announced a new single, a new album and a headlining tour. The single is called “Magnetic.” It’s a bluesy groove about an irresistible love interest. The song will be featured on Phillip’s third album, Collateral, which is set for a January 19 release. “I’m excited to show people who the new Phillip is,” Phillip says in a statement. “These songs tell the stories about the past three […]

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Kelly Clarkson admits she’s “a lot,” but her husband’s a “cowboy” who can “handle this”

As Kelly Clarkson sings in one of the songs on her new album, she’s a “Whole Lotta Woman” — but she says she’s lucky enough to have found a man who’s totally cool with that. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Kelly says, “I was single for a very long time and it’s hard when you’re in the limelight [and] you’re financially set …it’s just a lot of intimidation [when it comes to guys].” “I’m a whole lot of person,” […]

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Michael Jackson thrills once again atop Forbes’ Top-Earning Dead Celebs list

It’s fitting that on Halloween, the man who created one of the holiday’s most enduring musical momentshas topped one of Forbes magazine’s famous lists.  Unfortunately, that list is the publication’s macabre annual ranking of Top-Earning Dead Celebrities. For the fifth year in a row, Michael Jackson is #1 on the list, with earnings of $75 million.  This year, his bottom line was boosted by an animated Halloween special, and the new compilation album Scream.  That’s in addition to the MJ-themed Cirque du […]

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