Live Nation/Interscope Records/MaverickIn partnership with TIME studios, Madonna pays tribute to the human spirit in her new video for "I Rise," a track from her new album Madame X.
Madonna herself doesn't appear in the clip, which opens -- as the song does -- with a portion of Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez's powerful "We call B.S." speech.
The video, directed by Peter Matkiwsky, incorporates footage of the aftermath of the shooting, as well the March for Our Lives, as well as scenes of LGBTQ equality, immigrants, refugees, wounded veterans, the Flint water crisis, extreme weather and police shootings.
We also see Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, in connection with her testimony about sexual abuse, and pretty much every other social justice movement you can think of.
In a statement, Madonna says, "I wrote 'I Rise' as a way of giving a voice to people who are being oppressed and don't always have the opportunity to speak their mind. People who are incarcerated, bullied, abused, sexually assaulted or punished for their religious beliefs."
She adds, "This year is the 50th anniversary of Pride and I hope this song encourages all individuals to be who they are, speak their minds, love themselves and come together to continue to raise their voices for change."
David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImageLove, Actually is considered to be a shining example of the romantic comedy genre -- but Ed Sheeran thinks his new movie is better.
Ed plays himself in Yesterday, a movie about a struggling musician named Jack who wakes up in a world where nobody's ever heard of TheBeatles but him. He then becomes a superstar by passing off their songs as his. In the film, Ed takes Jack, played by Himesh Patel, under his wing and helps him navigate fame.
The movie was written by Richard Curtis, who wrote and directed Love, Actually. Posting a photo of himself with the movie's cast at the London premiere, Ed wrote on Instagram, "well done Richard, it’s my favourite of all your films. Though love actually comes super close."
In another post, Ed reveals that Curtis originally wanted a different global pop star to star in the movie.
"Richard wanted [Coldplay's] Chris Martin originally but he was busy so they got me instead, but you can’t have everything in life," he wrote. "Go watch it, and tell your mum about it, she’ll like it too."
Yesterday, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, opens on June 28.
Courtesy FOXThis year's nominees for the 2019 Teen Choice Awards include songs both old and new.
Taylor Swift's "ME!," Katy Perry's "Never Really Over," Shawn Mendes' "If I Can't Have You" and Ed Sheeran's new collaboration with Justin Bieber, "I Don't Care" -- all new singles -- have all received nominations.
So has Lady Gaga's "Shallow," which has been around since last year, and Sam Smith and Normani's "Dancing with a Stranger," which was released in January.
Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha, Halsey, Zedd and Mark Ronson are also nominees at the awards show, which airs on Sunday, August 11 at 8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed on Fox. Voting for the first wave of nominees is now open on Fox.TV/TCA19 and on Twitter.
Here is the list of the first wave of nominees in some of the major music categories:
Choice Male Artist Ed Sheeran Khalid Lil Nas X Post Malone Shawn Mendes
Choice Female Artist Ariana Grande Billie Eilish Cardi B Halsey Lauren Jauregui Taylor Swift
Choice Music Group 5 Seconds of Summer Jonas Brothers Panic! At The Disco PRETTYMUCH The Chainsmokers Why Don’t We
Choice Song: Female Artist Ariana Grande – “7 rings” Billie Eilish – “bad guy” Lauren Jauregui – “Expectations” Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) – “ME!” Katy Perry – “Never Really Over” Halsey – “Nightmare”
Choice Song: Male Artist Khalid – “Better” Shawn Mendes – “If I Can’t Have You” Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road” Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE” Louis Tomlinson – “Two of Us” Post Malone – “Wow.”
Choice Song: Group Imagine Dragons – “Bad Liar” BLACKPINK – “DDU-DU DDU-DU” 5 Seconds of Summer – “Easier” Panic! At The Disco – “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” Why Don’t We – “8 Letters”
Choice Pop Song Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care” Taylor Swift (feat. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco) – “ME!” Jonas Brothers – “Sucker” Ava Max – “Sweet but Psycho” Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”
Choice Electronic/Dance Song Zedd & Katy Perry – “365” The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha – “Call You Mine” Ellie Goulding, Diplo, & Red Velvet – “Close to Me (Red Velvet Remix)” Mark Ronson (feat. Camila Cabello) – “Find U Again” Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier” The Chainsmokers & 5 Seconds of Summer – “Who Do You Love”
Choice Collaboration BTS (feat. Halsey) – “Boy With Luv” Sam Smith & Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber – “I Don’t Care” Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – “Old Town Road [Remix]” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow” Julia Michaels (feat. Niall Horan) – “What A Time”
ABC/Heidi GutmanAfter sending the Internet into a frenzy with a tease of a new collaboration with Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello has now confirmed that their duet, "Señorita," will arrive this Friday.
The song is presumably the first track from Camila's hotly-anticipated sophomore album. According to the Hollywood Reporter, she spoke about the project at the Cannes Lions festival, saying it was almost done, and that it would be much more "intimate" than her debut, Camila.
"When I was going into that album I was kind of in my little bubble of life, I had far away crushes on people and would write about them and didn't really have any experiences with being in love. I only wrote about it from afar," Camila said of her first album.
But, she noted, "For the first time on this album, it's not my imagination. It's me writing about things that are happening in real time, and I think that there's a level of detail and emotion that you get from that that's kind of irreplaceable."
The award-winning star says the album captured the "essence of who I am right now," adding, "There are a lot of stories to tell this time around...I'm ready to bare my soul."
The Camila album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart and featured the hit singles "Havana," "Never Be the Same" and "Consequences."
Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, IncWe've all had the experience of going to YouTube to check out a classic video from years back, only to be confronted with a less-than-stellar version of the clip. Well, now, the streaming platform has launched a new initiative to restore some iconic videos to their former greatness.
YouTube is working with Universal Music Group to remaster some legendary videos -- over 100 to start with, with a goal of 1,000 by 2020. The clips will be upgraded from the original versions that were designed to be watched on tube TVs with mono speakers, so they'll look great on your computer, mobile screen or TV screen.
Best of all, the new versions will retain the same URLs, view counts and likes of the originals, so no artists will be cheated out of a chance to join YouTube's billion-view club.
To find out if you're watching a remastered video, just look for the word #Remastered in the description.
Among the videos that are newly remastered now: Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," "Poker Face" and "Paparazzi," Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'," The Spice Girls' "Wannabe" and "Say You'll Be There" and Maroon 5's "Harder to Breathe," "This Love," "She Will Be Loved," "Sunday Morning" and "Misery."
Also on the list: Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling," Meat Loaf's "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)," Smash Mouth's 'All Star," Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and 'I'll Make Love to You," Janet Jackson's "What Have You Done for Me Lately" and "When I Think of You," No Doubt's "Don't Speak," and OneRepublic's "Apologize" and "Secrets."
The singer and American Idol judge spent Tuesday indulging her inner Jedi at Disneyland's new Galaxy's Edge theme park, which recreates the Star Wars universe in amazing detail.
On her Instagram, you can see Katy posing onboard the park's full-scale recreation of Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, watching fireworks explode outside the iconic "hunk of junk" spaceship, making her own lightsaber, indulging in a lightsaber battle and enjoying otherworldly concoctions at Oga's Cantina.
There's also a picture of young boy wearing a Resistance pilot's helmet and an R2-D2 backpack -- he may be Finn, the son of Katy's fiance Orlando Bloom.
"May the 18th be with u!" she captioned the photos and videos. "Did I do it right?"
In other Katy news, she retweeted a clip of two members of the British band Bastille talking about how much they love Katy and her new single "Never Really Over" during a radio appearance in the Netherlands.
She replied with a request for a collaboration, writing, "maaaaates pls hv ur ppl call my ppl or my ppl will call ur ppl lets make a chune."
"Amazing," Bastille replied. "We'd bloody love to. We'll find some ppl to cold call your ppl and see if they pick up."
Over the years, Madonna has been outspoken politically, but she's never actually gotten involved in politics. But incredibly, she now admits that she actually considered running for president, but then dismissed the idea because she thinks it's a horrible job, and because she has OCD.
Speaking to interviewer Dan Woottonfor the U.K. tabloid The Sun and his podcast, Madonna says of the idea of running for president, "The thought went through my mind in a second and then went out. I can’t imagine a worse job -- I mean, everyone just hates you as soon as you step into the White House."
Asked if she thinks she'd do a better job than our current president, Madonna replied, "I think so, yeah. But, I mean, gosh, look at Barack Obama, it’s a job that ages you."
She added, “Can you imagine if I was president? And I have OCD. I’d be trying to figure out every problem every night."
If she were president, though, Madonna claims her first act would be to make guns illegal -- a topic she addresses on the song "God Control" on her new album, Madame X.
Andrew MacPhersonPink released a surprise gift for fans Tuesday: a video for her emotional duet with Wrabel, “90 Days.”
The clip, Pink explains, was shot “just for fun” with husband Carey Hart and directed by one of her dancers.
“I ran around the streets of Portland and Detroit while we were on tour and we shot a video for one of my favorite songs from Hurts 2B Human, ‘90 Days,’” the singer says on Instagram.
The video begins with Carey watching a YouTube clip of Pink on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, while she stares at him from across the table. We then see happy shots of her and Carey dancing in the kitchen and driving around together, intercut with scenes of Pink wrestling with her feelings while sitting in a bathtub fully clothed.
In the song, she sings about an underlying fear that the person she loves will leave her.
“If I'm just somebody that you're gonna leave/And you don't feel something when you look at me/You're holdin' my heart, mmm, whatcha say?/Just let me down slowly, I'll be okay,” she sings.
Tonight, Pink plays the RDS Arena in Dublin, Ireland on her Beautiful Trauma tour.
David Parker - WPA Pool/Getty ImagesRod Stewart has a grand total of eight kids -- which should be enough for anyone -- but his wife has just revealed that they'd considered expanding their family recently.
Appearing on the British talk show Loose Women, Rod's wife, Penny Lancaster, said that she and the legendary singer had discussed adopting a baby.
"We are fortunate enough to have a big house, there's a spare room, extra love and funds that families need these days," she explained. "And we thought, 'Why not give another child that needs a home a home?' But it has to be a consideration of the whole family, not just Rod and I."
Penny revealed that after talking it over with their two sons -- Aiden, 8, and Alastair, 13 -- they decided against the idea.
"They said they love our little brood the way it is, and that there may be too much of an age gap," she explained. "So we are getting a puppy instead." The dog, a Labradoodle, will be named Blondie.
Rod's eight children include two with Penny, his third wife; two with second wife Rachel Hunter; two with first wife Alana Stewart; one with ex-girlfriend Kelly Emberg; and a daughter with a school girlfriend who was put up for adoption, but with whom Rod now has a relationship.
TAS Rights ManagementWe know Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have been on good terms for a while now, but they went public in Taylor’s new video for “You Need to Calm Down,” embracing lovingly while dressed as a burger and fries.
In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 Taylor explains that she initially pitched the video idea to Katy via text and wasn’t sure if she’d be down to do it -- but Katy was on board.
"I sent it to her and she was like, ‘I would love for us to be a symbol of redemption and forgiveness,’" Taylor says.
She adds that the idea for the burger and fries costumes wasn’t part of her initial treatment, but she was inspired by Katy’s burger outfit at the MET Gala after-party this year.
“I was like, ‘Can we do a burger and fries as, like, a metaphor for two people who belong together?’ Like people who are a perfect pair,” Taylor says. “And she thought it was really funny, so we did it.”
As Taylor previously stated, the two former rivals buried the hatchet after Katy sent a note and an actual olive branch to Taylor before her Reputation tour. When they ran into each other again, Taylor says, they realized they had “grown past allowing ourselves to be pitted against each other."
In other Taylor news, she's thrilled that Cher has retweeted the scene from the video that shows a framed slogan reading, "I am a rich man." That's what Cher claims she told her mom, after her mom suggested she "marry a rich man."
Taylor wrote, "When you have a song about being calm and the video has a Cher quote in it and she posts it so henceforth you are not able to be calm anymore."
Dave J Hogan/Getty ImagesVictoria “Posh Spice” Beckham decided not to join the Spice Girls on stage for their U.K. reunion shows -- but she didn’t come out to see the group perform, either.
In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Mel B, aka Scary Spice, says she was disappointed Victoria didn’t attend any of the shows in support of her group mates.
"I expected her to come and just say hi at least. Not even on stage, just as an audience member supporting," she says. "I'm sure she has her reasons for not. I've already said, 'Yeah, I was upset,' I still am a little bit. It is what it is and us girls, we all support each other no matter what."
She clarified that there is no rift between them. "We're all adults, we all have to respectfully get on with whatever,” she says. “But it is a bit disappointing, let's put it that way."
When asked if superfan Adele could join the group as the next Posh, Mel B said, "Adele is Adele and there's only one Posh, come on!"
According to Victoria’s Instagram, she and husband David were away at a wedding in Spain on Saturday – the day of the Spice Girls’ final show in London. Ahead of the first show in Dublin, Ireland last month, Victoria had written on Instagram, “Good luck to the girls today as they start their tour!”
ABC/Randy HolmesWhen Elton John arrives in France for several concerts on his farewell tour, he won't just be earning a bunch of money: He'll also be receiving the country's highest civilian award.
On Friday, Elton will be presented with the Legion d'Honneur by French president Emmauel Macron at the Elysee [ay-lee-ZAY] Palace in Paris, reports Le Journal de Dimanche. The paper reports that during the ceremony, Elton will launch an appeal for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.
According to multiple reports, Macron described Elton as "a piano virtuoso, melodic genius and a true showman," who was also "one of the first gay artists to have the courage to say it and to give voice to the LGBT community in the media."
In 1993, Elton was made an Officer of Arts and Letters by France, in recognition of his contributions to the arts.
Elton also plans to announce two additional shows in France for October of 2020, according to Le Journal de Dimanche.
Other famous musicians who have received the Legion d'Honneur include Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan.
When Shania Twain kicks off her new Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood in December, she plans to deliver an experience unlike another other in Sin City.
Even the title -- which comes from her smash, "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" -- conveys her show's good-time vibe.
"Since I'm taking this production into a very 'party' theme," Shania explains, "more of a dance-along, sing-along, party theme in this room, a short, punchy, exclaimated [sic] phrase/thought seemed appropriate: Let's Go!"
In the past, Zappos Theater has been the home-away-from-home for Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line, Gwen Stefani and more, but Shania's mapping out a spectacle like the venue has never seen.
"I plan on delivering something exciting and different," she tells ABC Radio. "In that room, I'm changing up the stage. So there's gonna be things done in there that have never been done before."
In fact, Shania says the Let's Go! staging is so high-tech, it could never be part of a traditional tour.
"This production is something I could never take on the road," she points out. "The quality, the standard of the technology is too fragile to pack up and tear down every night."
The Canadian pop/country superstar says her fans will be a big part of the concert.
"It's a 'let your hair down' in every way show," Shania says. "And I'm gonna pull the audience into the production. I'm really excited about it."
Shania's iconic fashion sense is a big part of the vision as well.
"I'm paying a lot of attention to the wardrobe and how much fun I'm gonna have there," she promises. "I want people to be wowed every night."
Tickets for Shania's Let's Go! Vegas residency go on sale Friday at Caesars.com.
Josh Groban is currently out on the latest leg of his Bridges tour, in support of his album of the same name. While he seems to be having a great time on the road, it looks as though next year, we'll see him go back to that thing he loves doing when he's not making music: acting.
Speaking to Syracuse.com, Josh says he had a "great time" starring opposite Tony Danza in his Netflix comedy series The Good Cop, which was canceled after one season. "[I] wish we could have had chance to keep the story going," he says. But Josh hints that it won't be the last time we see him front of the camera.
"There are a couple of things in the pipeline and I wish I could talk about them now, but they’re still letting the ink dry," he teases. "Let’s put it this way: 2020 is going to be a very fun year."
Josh's acting resume includes guest appearances on TV shows like CSI: NY and The Office, roles in indie films like Coffee Town and big studio releases like Crazy, Stupid, Love, voice work on animated series like Family Guy and The Simpsons, and several appearances with The Muppets, both on the big screen and on TV.
"I love The Muppets with all my heart and have since I was a kid so it was great to be a part of their fun and zany weird world," Josh tells Syracuse.com, adding: "I am one of seven people who have kissed Miss Piggy on the lips. I don’t know whether to be proud of that, but there it is."
TAS Rights ManagementTaylor Swift and Katy Perry were once rivals, but now they go together like burgers and fries.
Taylor’s music video for “You Need to Calm Down” features Katy in a hamburger costume and Taylor dressed like an order of French fries embracing lovingly. Now Taylor reveals that the two former frenemies buried the hatchet quite some time ago.
“She sent me a really nice note and an olive branch — like an actual olive branch — to my tour when it started, the Reputation Stadium Tour, a while ago,” Taylor tells U.K.’s Capital Breakfast radio show. “From that point on, we’ve been on good terms.”
Taylor says the two eventually ran into each other at a party and hugged it out in person, and then hung out at another party after that.
“It was just, like, something felt so much lighter about my life when things became really good between us,” she says.
But before they went public with their reconciliation, Taylor says they wanted to make sure things were “solid” between them - and now it seems things are.
On Monday, Katy shared photos from the music video set, captioning it, “This meal is BEEF-free.” Taylor also posted a pic of the two in their burger and fries costumes, writing, “A happy meal.”
Courtesy Kraft Heinz First, Ed Sheeran reached out to Heinz online to tell them he had a great idea for a Heinz Ketchup commercial. Then, he and Heinz teamed up to release his very own "Edchup," which quickly sold out. Now, Ed's idea, which started the whole thing, has finally become a reality.
The ad starts with the words, "Based on a real DM from Ed Sheeran." Ed narrates the commercial, which shows him going to a "super-posh" restaurant, where he sits down and the waiter offers him lots of fancy-schmancy food.
When the food arrives, Ed describes how the waiter starts extolling the restaurant's "farm-to-table blah blah blah, posh and fancy blah blah blah, with a side of blah blah blah."
"Y'know, the food looked good," Ed continues. "I just thought there was something missing. So I reach into my bag and I take out the only thing that can complete me. And at that point, the whole world came to a stop."
We see Ed pulling out a bottle of Heinz, as everyone in the restaurant, including the waiter, freezes and looks on with horror as he proceeds to douse the fancy-schmancy food with ketchup.
"The waiter was screaming through his eyes, 'Nooooo!'" Ed concludes. "So that's my idea. Wanna do it?"
In the comments section, it says, "Heinz Tomato Ketchup superfan Ed Sheeran, came to us with a great idea for a Heinz Advert based on his own experience. We were thrilled to make it happen. From one super fan to another. It has to be Ed Sheeran and Heinz."
Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty ImagesNow that Game of Thrones is over and Dark Phoenix is out, has Sophie Turner found her next gig?
According to British Vogue, Culture Club singer Boy George wants Turner to play his younger self in an upcoming film about his life.
“There’s been some really interesting suggestions,” he tells the mag of potential casting. “One of the most interesting suggestions was Sophie Turner. [People will say], ‘She can’t play you, she’s a woman,’ you know. But when I was 17, I would have loved to have been her."
Turner is already loving the idea.
“I’m SO down @BoyGeorge,” she tweeted in response to the article.
The biopic was announced last month with Boy George set to executive produce and Sacha Gervasi to write and direct. The untitled film will follow Boy George’s humble beginnings from an Irish working class family through his rise to fame in the ‘80s with Culture Club.
Valheria RochaTaylor Swift's new album isn't out until August, but it's already setting records.
According to Apple Music, Lover is the most pre-added album by a female artist on its first day ever on the streaming platform. It scored nearly 179,000 pre-adds worldwide, breaking a previous record set by Ariana Grande's most recent album, thank u, next.
Lover has also set the record for the most pre-added pop album on its first day worldwide.
Lover officially opened for pre-adds on June 13. Since then, it's scored a total of just over 222,000 pre-adds worldwide. It's due out August 23.
Meanwhile, E! Online has pointed out that, among the many blink-and-you'll miss it moments in Taylor's new video for "You Need to Calm Down" is a shot that comes about a minute and 26 seconds into the clip. You can see protesters marching in a circle next to a trailer that has the word "Hillcrest" written on it.
E! notes that the San Diego Pride Parade will be taking place July 13 and it will start at a place called "Hillcrest Pride Flag." Since "13" is Taylor's favorite number, could she be teasing an appearance at the event?
Another item of note in the video: The framed picture you see in the clip that says "Mom, I am a rich man" is a reference to a Cher interview from 1996, where she remembered that her mom once told her, "One day you should settle down and marry a rich man." To which Cher replied, "Mom, I am a rich man."
Does this mean Cher is a guest on the album? Hey, when it comes to Taylor, nothing's out of the question.
Courtesy of Tina -The Tina Turner MusicalDo you know a girl aged eight to 13 who can sing and dance? Well, maybe she'd like to audition for a role in the upcoming Broadway musical based on Tina Turner's life.
The producers of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical are holding an open online casting call for someone to play "young Anna Mae Bullock" -- Tina Turner's birth name -- in the production, which is opening this fall.
The producers are looking for an African-American or mixed race girl between the ages of eight and 13, between four-foot-two and four-foot-eleven, with a "phenomenal" singing voice and "strong" acting skills, who can also "move/dance very well."
Preview performances of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical will begin October 12; the official opening is November 7. Tickets are now on sale. Tina as an adult will be played by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Adrienne Warren, who originated the role in the London West End production of the show.
Getty Images North America via ABC/John Shearer/AMA2018Ever since Camila Cabello tweeted a brief clip last week of herself singing what appeared to be a new song, fans have been clamoring for more information. Camila hopped on Twitter on Monday to give them some answers to their questions...but unfortunately nothing as definite as a title and release date.
"If you could describe the new album as food, what would it be and why?" one fan asked. "probably like HOT SAUCE with Nutella," Camila replied.
"And what if it was something to drink?" another fan asked.
"I’d say like a MARGARITA with some hot sauce and Nutella in it," Camila replied.
All this talk of food led one fan to comment, "Mom we are HUNGRY," to which she replied, "dinner coming SOONER THAN YOU THINK GOODBYE."
But on a more serious note, when a fan asked, "is there a theme for this album or any concepts we should look out for that are important??" Camila said, "Ugh. Yes. Can't tell you tho."
Finally, when a fan asked if she considers this album to be more important than her debut, she said, "Different stages of my life, but yeah- I feel like this one feels like I’ve captured my essence more."