Music is pretty much Michael Buble's life, but he says there's one thing that would make him hang up his microphone...and no, it's not the fact that he's about to become a first-time father.
For a feature in US Weekly magazine called "25 Things You Don't Know About Me," Michael reveals, "I would give up singing to be a hockey player." He's not kidding: Michael's crazy about hockey. In fact, when he goes on tour,...Read more
Three years ago, Bruno Mars became a worldwide superstar with a string of smash hits. But before that, he struggled for years to make it, and reveals that one of the barriers to his becoming a pop star was his race.
Bruno is Puerto Rican, Jewish and Filipino. In the cover story of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, he says that when he and his songwriting partners came up with a song called "Nothin' on You," Bruno figured it was his ticket to the big time. But when he brought it to a music industry decision-maker -- a guy he won't...Read more
Has Simon Cowell found two new judges for The X Factor? TMZ.com is reporting that Kelly Rowland is in final negotiations to join the panel of the Fox singing competition, which currently has two vacancies due to the departures of Britney Spears and L.A. Reid.
The one-time Destiny's Child member served as a judge on the British version of The X Factor in 2011.
The website further reports that Mexican singer Paulina Rubio is also...Read more
Elton John's songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, is currently dealing with a DUI case.
The Santa Barbara Independent reports the 63-year-old Taupin was arrested May 5 on suspicion of DUI in Santa Ynez, California.
Authorities say he was arrested after striking a wooden fence while attempting to turn into a private driveway. His blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident has not been disclosed.
No court date has been set...Read more
At age 23, Taylor Swift is young, and most people would agree that she's beautiful as well. But the Grammy-winning star says she's already worrying about what will happen to her when she gets old and gray, and wondering if she'll know when it's time to hang up her microphone.
Speaking to the Australian paper The Herald Sun, Taylor says, "I think about the future a lot. That's...Read more
Taylor Swift's night at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas was a success. She led all artists at the Sunday-night ceremony with eight wins, including top artist and top Billboard 200 album, for Red.
During her top artist acceptance speech, Taylor thanked her fans for making her music about her crazy emotions the soundtrack to their own crazy emotions. She added that her relationship with her fans was the longest and best relationship she's ever had.
Taylor found out she won the top Billboard 200 album category when fans in the mosh pit held up smartphones that spelled...Read more
Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ABC, promises to be quite the diva fest. We're talking Madonna, Celine Dion and Shania Twain on the same bill, with baby divas Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj thrown into the mix for good measure.
Madonna will be receiving the Top Touring Award during the telecast, thanks to the success of her sold-out MDNA tour last year. Celine and Shania are both Vegas headliners, so they'll be stopping by to present...Read more
Some of music's biggest names will be spotlighted Saturday night on a special edition of ABC's 20/20.
Called Rock 'n Royalty: Billboard's All-Stars, the show will be anchored by Barbara Walters, and feature the best and most memorable moments from ABC interviews conducted throughout the years with a variety of pop superstars.
Among the highlights:
--Cynthia McFadden's chats with Cher and Madonna
--Katie Couric's sit-down with Taylor Swift
By now, most people know that newly-minted American Idol champ Candice Glover tried out twice for the show before finally making into the top 10 this year. So why was she able to make it this year, when she got cut the two previous years? What changed? Her strategy.
Speaking with reporters on Friday during a phone press conference, Candice explained that when she decided to try out one more time for Idol, she tried to expand her repertoire...and also stop caring so much what people thought of her.
"I just listened to every single genre...Read more
The stars are coming out for Carole King next week. On Tuesday, she'll be saluted in Washington, D.C., by the likes of Billy Joel, Gloria Estefan, Colbie Caillat, James Taylor...and President Obama.
Carole is the first woman ever to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which is given annually to a composer for his or her contributions to popular music. According to...Read more
Most people watching the American Idol finale Thursday night would say that the duet that Candice Glover sang with Jennifer Hudson on the song "Inseparable" was one of the highlights of the evening. Someone who wouldn't say that is the woman who originally recorded the song: Natalie Cole.
Natalie was evidently miffed that she wasn't invited to sing her song with Candice on the finale. In a tweet, she wrote, "Make no mistake. 'Inseparable'...Read more
George Michael and cars just don't mix. The BBC reports that the singer was airlifted to the hospital Thursday after suffering a head injury in a car crash in the U.K.
A statement posted on George's Facebook page says that he is "fine" and only has "superficial cuts" as a result of the accident, which took place in Hertfordshire. The singer wasn't...Read more
A few weeks back, Kelly Clarkson tweeted a photo of herself with Robin Williams, posing on the set of a CBS comedy pilot called The Crazy Ones. Turns out she made a cameo as herself in the pilot, and now that CBS has now picked up the show for the fall, we'll be able see her. A sneak preview, however, is available online now.
The Crazy Ones is set in Chicago, and is about a father and daughter,...Read more
Is Nicki Minaj leaving American Idol? She won't say. She came backstage briefly after the show’s season finale Thursday and took three questions. One she chose not to answer was, "Are you coming back?"
Nicki was first asked why she didn't perform Thursday night, since all the other judges did. She explained that she was committed to performing her song "High School" at this Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, so she wasn't allowed to perform on Idol. She also revealed that this season, she was supposed to premiere the song's...Read more
Right now, Bruno Mars is a trim guy who's in great shape, as you can probably tell from his energetic onstage performances. But the singer says he's looking forward to the day when he becomes an overweight parody of himself, sort of like his idol, Elvis Presley.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Bruno, who'll launch his Moonshine Jungle tour next month, says he foresees himself performing onstage years in the future, even though he...Read more
Candice Glover, a 23-year-old singer from St. Helena Island, South Carolina, was crowned the season 12 American Idol champion Thursday night.
Candice defeated runner-up Kree Harrison to become the first female American Idol winner since 2007. Candice had been trying out for Idol for the past three years, so this win was especially sweet for her. She capped off the night singing her brand-new single, "I Am Beautiful."
Kree and Candice performed one final duet of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's "One Less Bell to Answer" and "A House Is...Read more
Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the award-winning HBO series Girls, have a mutual admiration society going on Twitter, but now it appears as though they've taken their friendship offline and into -- gasp! -- the real world.
Life & Style magazine reports that both Taylor and Dunham attended the star-studded Met Gala in New York City on May 6, and then afterwards, they...Read more
Wade Robson says Michael Jackson was a talented artist, but he alleges that the late performer was also "pedophile and a child sexual abuser." In an interview with the Today show's Matt Lauer, Wade stands by his lawsuit claiming that when he was a child, Michael sexually abused him.
Australian-born Wade was just a kid when he began performing alongside Michael, appearing in the King of Pop's music videos for "Black or White," "Jam" and "Heal the World." Though Wade has previously...Read more
As the star of Glee, one of the most gay-friendly shows on TV, it's no surprise that Matthew Morrison supports gay rights. Now, the actor and singer is putting his money where his mouth is: he'll donate a portion of the proceeds from his upcoming album to the Human Rights Campaign in support of LGBT equality.
Some of the money from the pre-sale of Matthew's new album, Where It All Began, will go benefit the HRC. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.com.
The album is being released on Adam Levine's record label....Read more
Randy Jackson is going out with a bang tonight on American Idol. The judge, who's spent the past 12 seasons constantly mentioning his work with Mariah Carey, will join her onstage to play bass during tonight's big blowout finale.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, viewers will see Mariah perform a medley of her hits on tonight's show, though it won't be
Two beautiful and famous British women will be present at the launch of the latest ship from Princess Cruises: Natasha Bedingfield and Kate Middleton -- aka Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, the pregnant wife of Prince William.
The new ship is called the Royal Princess, and Natasha will be singing at its naming ceremony June 13 in Southampton, England. Kate, meanwhile, will be on hand to officially name the ship by breaking a champagne bottle on its bow. The ship's maiden voyage will take place three days later.
In a statement, a Princess...Read more
Lady Gaga has finally emerged from her social networking silence to communicate with her fans. Posting on her LittleMonsters.com website, Mother Monster wrote the following message: "It is a dangerous place where we put ART, but sacred where we make it."
The message is accompanied by a photo of Gaga crouching -- we guess her hip feels better -- while wearing black leggings, a black and white t-shirt and what appears to be an oversized black fedora....Read more
After nine years, the Scranton branch of the Dunder Mifflin company is shutting down: NBC's The Office airs its series finale Thursday night. And Josh Groban, who appeared twice on the show as the brother of Ed Helms' character Andy Bernard, says he'll really miss it.
"It was amazing because I think that it wasn't afraid to be silly," Josh says of the Emmy-winning show. "It wasn't afraid to tap into the insecurities that we all kind of have as human beings, no matter what level on the totem pole we are in the business world."
Josh also gives props to the show's "to-camera, documentary...Read more
Taylor Swift been on quite a ride over the past 12 months, thanks to the release of her best-selling album Red, her sold-out tour, a string of hit singles, countless TV appearances, awards, new endorsement deals and even a guest appearance on Fox's New Girl. But she says there's one thing that, for her, really stands out as a highlight: her fans' stamp of approval.
Speaking to Billboard ahead...Read more
Shakira has confirmed reports that she's leaving The Voice at the conclusion of the current season. The singer has been filling in this spring for Christina Aguilera, who reportedly will return next fall after a one-season hiatus.
Shakira, who welcomed her son Milan in January, tells E! News, "I really enjoyed The Voice,...Read more
American Idol finalists Kree Harrison and Candice Glover went three rounds Wednesday night trying to earn enough votes to take this season's Idol crown. The winner will be revealed on American Idol's two-hour season finale Thursday night.
In the first round, American Idol creator Simon Fuller chose the song, and in round two, the finalists sang the song that would be their respective debut single should they win the competition. The third round featured Kree and Candice singing their favorite song from this season's competition.
The show took place...Read more