lovelytheband is glad you love "Broken," but the crying and the tattoos freak them out a little
"Broken" is the song that put lovelytheband on the map -- it not only topped Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart, but earned them two Billboard Music Award nominations. They performed the tune Monday on ABC's Good Morning America, mashed up with their current single, "Maybe, I'm Afraid." Lead singer Mitchy Collins says he thinks he knows why so many fans connect with the track.
"I think that it hits home with a lot of people," he tells ABC Radio. "In a sense that, y'know, everyone's got their stuff. Everyone's got issues and sometimes you forget that other people struggle, just like you do. And it's a nice reminder that you're not the only one."
Fans connecting with a song is one thing; dealing with over-emotional fans is another. Thanks to "Broken's" success, lovelytheband is getting recognized more, and Mitchy admits they sometimes have a hard time handling it.
"I've gotten the polite, 'Hey, [I'm a] fan of your music,'" [and] the really aggressive [ones]...like, I'm walking and they grab my arm and turn me around," he explains.
"And then I've gotten the emotional fans -- I never really know how to take that one," he adds. "Because I'm just like, 'Uh....are you O.K.?' Like, they just burst into tears. I'm like, 'I appreciate this, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do right now!'"
But the most impactful thing fans do, Mitchy says, is come to concerts with tattoos of the band's song titles or lyrics.
"Yeah, there's been a bunch, and that's always the craziest thing to me," he tells ABC Radio. "[I]t's an honor, but at the same time, it's kind of a 'whoa!' kind of feeling." (AUDIO IS ABC 1-ON-1)
Currently, lovelytheband is gearing up for a European fall tour, and contemplating its second album.
We know what they're doing this summer: Camila and Shawn photographed smooching in San Francisco
They can deny that they're dating all they want, but now there's actual proof that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are more than friends.
TMZ has posted photos and video of the two kissing twice: on Friday at Dottie's True Blue Cafe in San Francisco, and on Saturday at a different cafe in the City by the Bay. Shawn was in San Francisco to perform as part of his ongoing world tour.
When a fan asked Shawn directly not long ago if he and Camila were dating, he just spread his arms out and shook his head. But it appears as though he wasn't being truthful.
Shawn and Camila are enjoying a joint hit right now with "Señorita," along with a steamy video, which first convinced fans that there was something going on between the two singers.
Camila, 22, and Shawn, 20, have been friends since 2015, when they scored the hit duet, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
Ed Sheeran planning R&R in Africa after two-year tour wraps up next month
Ed Sheeran will wrap up his two-year-long Divide tour August 26 in his hometown of Ipswich, England. After that, he'll take a well-deserved break and plans to get away from it all...in the extreme.
Ed tells the British tabloid The Sun, "I’ve got to get back to Africa. After the tour I want to go and chill out there. I was in Ghana a few years back and I loved it. Now I need to go to Nigeria. I heard the jollof rice is really good there.”
Jollof rice is an African specialty, made with rice, tomatoes, oil, peppers, onions, salt, spices and sometimes meat or fish.
Ed is, of course, no stranger to taking adventurous trips: He and his wife Cherry visited Cambodia in May, and a while back, when Ed decided to drop out of sight for a while, they traveled the world, visiting countries including Fiji, Italy and Australia.
Meanwhile, Ed's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project is on track to top the chart in his native U.K., while three songs from the project will likely land in the top five on the singles ranking: "Beautiful People," "Remember the Name" and "Take Me Back to London."
Director Jon Favreau and cast talk live-action The Lion King in ABC special tonight
Just like he did for Disney's 2016 The Jungle Book remake, director Jon Favreau wrote down what he remembered about the 1994 animated classic The Lion King. Then, he attempted to add to its legacy.
"We had to hit those moments that people knew so well," Favreau tells ABC's Robin Roberts tonight in the primetime special The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight. But Favreau was also aware that he had to "take it a step further, update it and not just make the same movie again."
Favreau also noted that while his mission was also to make it "feel like a live-action film as much as possible," he also confirmed that the entirety of the movie was created using CGI. All 1,400 shots -- except for one.
"There's one that's actually photographed in Africa," Favreau confessed, "just to see if people could pick it out."
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight also features interviews with some of the all-star cast, including Donald Glover, who plays Simba, as well as Florence Kasumba, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key and Billy Eichner.
In addition, original animated version voice actors Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick and Jeremy Irons pay tribute to the new film. So does Elton John, who co-wrote and performed songs in the 1994 classic and contributes to the new one.
Tuesday night's special will also feature an exclusive, unreleased scene from the film.
The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight airs Tuesday, July 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. The Lion King hits theaters nationwide July 19.
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Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin says season four isn't a sure thing
The third season of Stranger Things, which premiered July 4, may have produced record numbers for Netflix, but according to Caleb McLaughin, who plays Lucas on the series, a fourth season isn't a sure thing.
"It’s all up to the Duffers and the writers if they want to keep going," Caleb tells Entertainment Weekly, referring to series creators, Matt and Ross Duffer. "Maybe they want to stop now. Maybe they don’t want to give anyone another season. Maybe they just want to leave you guys hanging like that."
He continues, "I talk to people about this all the time, we can literally leave you guys hanging on the Upside Down!" McLaughlin jokes, referring to the Stranger Things world where monsters are a reality. He says there are still a lot of questions to be answered about that realm.
"No one really knows what the Upside Down is, we just know what comes from it, like Demogorgons and like the Mind Flayer, but the Upside Down is an alternate dimension of our world," he says. "Our world is so big so there’s more than just Demodogs, and Dem0gorgons and Mind Flayers, so no one really knows."
Netflix hasn't yet announced whether there will be another season of Stranger Things, although given the critical and popular acclaim season three's received, it'd be a shock if season three was the show's last. But the Duffer Brothers told EW last week that they already have a "big broad strokes" idea of where the story would go if the series is renewed.
Stranger Things season three is now streaming on Netflix.
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