Madonna: I've been terrorised

Madonna has defended calling the leak of 13 of her tracks ‘artistic rape’, insisting she is being ‘essentially terrorised’.

Last week the unfinished demos from the 56-year-old’s upcoming record Rebel Heart were made public, resulting in her rush releasing six songs on Saturday. After the 13 songs hit the internet Madonna lashed out on Instagram, posting that it was akin to ‘artistic rape’ and ‘a form of terrorism’. Continue →


Lovato's holiday break

Demi Lovatos ‘body and mind’ are already on holiday.

The 22-year-old star is on hiatus from her world tour, and has wasted no time unwinding.

In a series of messages posted on Twitter on Sunday, the Heart Attack singer said she was feeling festive, and had already checked out of the idea of doing much work until the holidays are over.

‘My body and mind are on holiday break already,’ Demi shared with fans, adding an image of her dog passed out on the floor of a boutique.

‘After a long day of shopping. Continue →


Clarkson's Miracle on Broadway

Kelly Clarkson says her inaugural Miracle On Broadway show was ‘beyond incredible’.

The country music star put on the first annual event in Nashville, Tennessee Saturday night.

And she was beaming with pride the day after the show wrapped, sharing a photo of herself with daughter River Rose.

“This is how River and I feel about our first annual Miracle On Broadway show!” she captioned the Instagram image, showing her holding her baby girl’s tiny hands as they both smiled.

“It was beyond incredible thanks to all of you!’ Kelly continued.

The sold-out concert, which took place at the Bridgestone Arena on Broadway, featured performances from Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Meghan Trainor, Hayley Williams and Trisha Yearwood, among others.

Proceeds were donated to local non-profits.

Kelly last week revealed she named the event after her favourite holiday movie, Miracle on 34th Street.

“We were working on the new album and I was driving home from the studio and stuck in that awful traffic,” Clarkson recalled. Continue →


Cowell 'loved up' in Barbados

Simon Cowell is reportedly ‘loved up’ in Barbados with Lauren Silverman.

The X Factor boss, who welcomed his first son, Eric, with the American socialite earlier this year, recently jet to the Caribbean island, according to MailOnline.

Photos of the couple published by the outlet show Simon and Lauren strolling along the beach while holding hands.

The couple will reportedly be joined by the host of X Factor spin-off The Xtra Factor, Sarah-Jane Crawford, and her boyfriend Ross Harland, according to UK newspaper The Sun.

The English TV and radio presenter is said to be ‘really excited and honoured’ by the invitation.

‘While the entire X Factor gang get on well, she received an invite ahead of Dermot O’Leary and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini so she has to be in his good books,’ a source told the outlet.

‘She’ll certainly be expecting to keep her Xtra Factor role for next year’s series – if the holiday goes smoothly that is.’

It’s said to be a star-studded affair, with Rihanna, who is from the island, as well as Sir Philip Green spending time in the area during the holidays.

Lauren and Simon, who welcomed baby Eric on Valentine’s Day, are meanwhile planning to expand their family in the future, according to the socialite.

‘We’ll definitely have more children,’ Lauren told UK newspaper The Mirror back in May, gushing that Simon is an ‘amazing’ dad.

‘I would like one more, I think it will be a girl, Simon wants a girl very badly,’ she added.

Simon has also spoken about the joys of being a father, echoing Lauren’s sentiments about feeling ‘blessed’ Eric is healthy.

Asked if he had realised how fortunate his family is, he recently told British magazine Hello!: ‘Of course. Continue →


McGraw, Hill estate for sale

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are reportedly selling the remainder of their Nashville estate.

The country music stars own a home in the Tennessee capital and unloaded 753 acres for a whopping $20 million just last year.

The remaining 623 are now for sale, according to Entertainment Tonight, with a hefty price tag of $18.5 million.

According to the outlet, potential buyers may have the option of purchasing part of the property, with one 353-acre lot including a three-bedroom log home from 1800. Continue →


Khloé: Think positive!

Khloé Kardashian believes a ‘positive attitude’ makes all the difference.

The 30-year-old Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is all about the power of positive thinking, even in the wake of some very dark times.

And she shared her feelings on how to turn a bad time around in a Twitter message Sunday.

‘A positive attitude can destroy every negative obstacle,’ she shared with fans.

Khloé has had a year filled with ups and downs, following her divorce from basketball player Lamar Odom and recent split from Moroccan-born rapper French Montana.

Still, last month the star insisted her former relationships haven’t put her off looking for the right guy, although potential suitors have a list of requirements they must meet.

Asked to describe her perfect man, Khloé told ‘I just think someone who loves you for everything you are – Like the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly. Continue →


Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' beats big

Madonna’s Beyonce-like stealth Rebel Heart release has jumped to an immediate number one on iTunes charts in 36 countries.

Madonna released six songs from her upcoming ‘Rebel Heart’ album over the weekend. The rest of the Rebel Heart album will be released in SXSW week, March 2015.

Of the six songs now available, one ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ features Nicki Minaj.

Madonna’s publicist Liz Rosenberg updated fans with the following announcement at midnight Sunday (Los Angeles time)

Madonna press statement from Liz Rosenberg

Madonna 164×200 Madonna Rebel Heart Beyonce Like Release Does The Job In 36 CountriesNEW YORK, NY ‘ December 21, 2014 ‘ Madonna is currently #1 in 36 countries around the world with the release of six songs from her forthcoming album Rebel Heart. Continue →


Nick Jonas: I don't do ex friends

Nick Jonas isn’t friends with any of his famous exes.

Known for his band Jonas Brothers, with siblings Kevin and Joe, Nick has been on the showbiz scene for more than nine years.

Over that time he’s dated the likes of Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Delta Goodrem. Continue →


Sir Elton John and David Furnish marry

Sir Elton John and David Furnish have married.

The showbiz couple tied the knot earlier today formally converting their civil partnership, and shared the moment on Elton’s Instagram account.

‘That’s the legal bit done. Now on to the ceremony! #ShareTheLove @DavidFurnish (sic),’ Elton captioned the shot of the beaming pair.

The couple will celebrate with a star-studded ceremony at their Windsor estate in Berkshire later, a spokesman said.

Superstar singer Elton and David first started dating in 1993 and were amongst the first couples in the UK to form a civil partnership in December 2005.

At the time the Rocket Man hitmaker spoke of his pride at the law change. Continue →


Ariana Grande: Xmas is about family

Ariana Grande finds it “fascinating” to watch her grandmother cook at Christmas.

The US singer has had an extremely busy year promoting her songs around the world as well as collaborating on hit track Bang Bang with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. But the 21-year-old will have the chance to rest up over the holiday season and spend time with her nearest and dearest.

“I do get a little bit of time off to be with my family, which I’m definitely looking forward to,” she told Very magazine before revealing her favourite Christmas tradition. Continue →


Frank Sinatra app to kicks off Sinatra 100 celebration

Throughout 2015, one of the world’s most beloved entertainment icons of all time, Frank Sinatra, will be celebrated around the world with commemorative centennial events, exhibitions, and new music and film releases.

Ahead of next year’s celebration, the definitive new FRANK SINATRA 100 App, exploring Sinatra’s incredible life and career, has been released worldwide today on the App Store and Google Play. Continue →


Mel B 'delays eye op'

Mel B has reportedly postponed a ‘crucial eye operation’.

The former Spice Girls star underwent a botched medical procedure 15 years ago, severely affecting her vision in one eye.

She’s said to have recently undergone tests to see if she would be a good candidate for a corneal transplant; but according to MailOnline, the surgery has been delayed.

Mel opened up about her desire to undergo a corrective procedure just last week.

‘I can’t see at all out of my left eye. Continue →


Bass weds

Lance Bass has wed fiancé Michael Turchin.

The 35-year-old former ‘NSYNC singer exchanged vows with the 27-year-old artist at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles Saturday, reports.

“We love each other so much,” the singer said of his new husband.

According to the outlet, 300 guests attended the affair, including Lance’s former bandmates JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

Lance said former ‘NSYNC-er Justin Timberlake was unable to attend as he’s currently on tour but apparently ‘feels bad’ about being absent.

Actresses JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Jamie-Lynn Sigler officiated the ceremony.

“You could easily go to a preacher, a pastor or a rabbi but I don’t like that because you don’t really know them. Continue →


BBC Radio 6 Music announces its Top 15 Albums of the Year

Today, BBC Radio 6 Music announced its No.1 album of the year, as voted for by the network’s presenters and teams.

Since 1 December the station has been counting down the Top 15 Albums of the Year as chosen and voted for by 6 Music’s presenters and production teams. Shaun Keaveny has been leading the countdown, revealing the name of the album each day on his Breakfast Show, accompanied by interviews with each act by music news presenter, Matt Everitt. Continue →


Courteney ''wants Christmas with ex''

Courteney Cox has reportedly invited her ex-husband and his fiancée over for Christmas dinner.

The former Friends actress and David Arquette filed for divorce in 2012 after almost two years of separation, but have remained on good terms since then for the sake of their daughter Coco, ten. Continue →


Lily Allen: Presents don't matter

Lily Allen and her husband have an agreement not to buy each other Christmas or birthday presents.

The 29-year-old singer and Sam Cooper have two daughters, Ethel, two, and 22-month-old Marnie. When they aren’t working, most of their time is dedicated to the children, which is why they don’t pressure each other.

“I do, but only because he hates shopping,” Lily told British magazine Marie Claire, when asked if she dresses Sam. Continue →


The Rolling Stones Christmas message

The Rolling Stones have sent a Christmas message to fans suggesting the show will go on in 2015.

After playing to 1,159,882 fans over 29 shows in 19 countries and 3 continents on the 14 On Fire tour, the Rolling Stones say ‘maybe we’ll see you in 2015′.

Keith Richards had previously been quoted as saying that the band would perform in South America in the first half of next year.

The Rolling Stones ended the 14 On Fire tour in Auckland, New Zealand on November 22, 2014 after performing in Australia.

On the Australian tour the band blew out their outdoor Hanging Rock show outside Melbourne because Mick Jagger was suffering from a throat infection. Continue →


Madonna to release new album Monday

Madonna’s already leaked new album is expected to be released stealth style on Monday.

Madonna has had multiple issues with leaked new music. Since 2000 they have tended to happen right at that moment when they can create maximum publicity.

This new album was expected to be released in 2015. Continue →


Clarkson: Dolly sends faxes

Kelly Clarkson is going to frame a fax she received from Dolly Parton.

The 32-year-old Grammy-winning songstress is hosting her inaugural Miracle on Broadway benefit concert in Nashville on Saturday.

And while sourcing talent for the show, Kelly contacted music icon Dolly to see if she would be interested in singing with her.

“I told [husband Brandon Blackstock] one of my favourite Christmas songs of all time was Hard Candy Christmas and he said, ‘Well, why don’t you call Dolly and see if she’ll come sing it with you?’ I was like ‘Oh sure, I’ll just randomly call the Queen of Country Music and see if she’ll come sing with me!'” People magazine quotes Kelly as recalling during a press conference held in Tennessee this week.

“Dolly doesn’t email. Continue →


George Harrison, Bee Gees to receive Recording Academy Honours

The Recording Academy has released it’s list of special award winners for this year’s ceremonies in February.

Receiving theLifetime Achievement Award are the Bee Gees, Pierre Boulez, Buddy Guy, George Harrison, Flaco Jimenez, The Louvin Brothers and Wayne Shorter. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording.

The Trustees Award goes to Richard Perry, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and George Wein. Continue →