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:
--Barbara Walters' interviews with Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and...Read more
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
If the reports are correct, Beyonce's having another baby. Multiple sources have confirmed to E! that the singer is pregnant. ABC News has reached out to reps for both Bey and her husband, Jay-Z, for comment; so far, there's been no response.
Rumors that they are expecting their second child began swirling earlier this month when Beyonce showed up to the Met Gala in New York City wearing...Read more
Britney Spears is about to start recording her new album with executive producer will.i.am, but in the meantime, we can listen to "Ooh La La," the song she's recorded for the soundtrack of the upcoming movie The Smurfs 2.
The song has apparently leaked and is now online, and it's super-poppy, sweet and upbeat, which is appropriate for a kids' movie. It was co-written by longtime Katy Perry collaborators Dr....Read more
Blue Ivy Carter is one lucky girl, because she gets to hear her mom, Beyonce, sing to her all the time. But Bey has revealed that when she serenades baby Blue, she doesn't exactly sound like she does when she's belting out "Crazy in Love."
Appearing on the British TV show Daybreak, Beyonce told interviewer Kate Garraway that she uses what she calls a "mommy
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
Emeli Sande went two for two at Thursday's Ivor Novello Awards, which annually celebrate the best in British and Irish songwriting.
Emeli's hit "Next To Me" was named Best Song Musically and Lyrically, as well as Most Performed Work -- the latter takes into account how many times the song has been heard on the radio and on TV. Unfortunately, she wasn't at the London ceremony to pick up her trophies -- she was in California performing on the American Idol finale...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
Demi Lovato just released her new self-titled album, and it's on track for a #2 debut on the Billboard chart. But don't look for the singer to hit the road this summer to support it: she's got to go under the knife.
Speaking with MTV, Demi said that she didn't have any plans to go on tour this year, and mentioned her commitment to The X Factor as one reason for that. But then she added, "Actually, this summer, I have to get my tonsils...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
Thursday night in London, Olly Murs, Coldplay and Emeli Sandé will be battling it out for the U.K.'s prestigious Ivor Novello Awards, which salute the best in British and Irish songwriting each year.
Emeli's song "Next to Me" is up for two awards this year: Best Song Musically and Lyrically and Most Performed Work. That takes into account how many times the song has been heard on the radio and on TV.
Also up for Most Performed Work are Coldplay's...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
Justin Bieber's been on the receiving end of a lot of bad press lately, but he has at least one staunch defender: his protegee, Carly Rae Jepsen.
Carly tells E! Online that when she looks at Justin, she doesn't see some irresponsible, misguided kid who's about to have a meltdown. In fact, it's quite the opposite.
"All I see is an incredibly hard worker and a man who's just passionate...Read more
Icona Pop are hoping that "I Love It" will be your reaction to the news that the Swedish duo is launching a headlining U.S. tour.
The Iconic Tour will get underway August 12 in North Carolina, following a bunch of festival appearances by the pair, including one at Lollapalooza. Opening for Aino [EYE-no] and Caroline on the road will be rapper Sirah and rapper/producer K. Flay.
For a taste of what the live Icona Pop experience is like, catch the girls this Sunday night on ABC's Billboard Music Awards, where they'll be performing...Read more
Like rats deserting a sinking ship, another American Idol judge has -- reportedly -- decided to leave the show.
Following the news that Randy Jackson would be leaving the show, an insider tells Us Weekly that Nicki Minaj also will not return to the competition for Season 13. "It's safe to say she isn't coming back to Idol," says the insider,
A Chicago man was arrested early this morning in Westerly, RI near Taylor Swift's recently purchased mansion by the beach. Lucas H. Vorsteveld was walking on a private road when he was approached by a Westerly police officer at about 2:15 a.m. ET. Vorsteveld, 22, told the officer he was just out for a walk and admitted he did not have a residence in Westerly, according to the Westerly Police Department.
Vorsteveld was taken into custody and charged with trespassing. He was released from jail with a summons to face the charge in court on May 24.
Some reports...Read more
The stars keep flocking to the Billboard Music Awards, airing live from Las Vegas this Sunday on ABC.
Ke$ha, Carly Rae Jepsen, Miley Cyrus, PSY, Kid Rock, Cee Lo Green and Alanis Morissette will be on hand to present awards, as will super divas and Las Vegas headliners Celine Dion and Shania Twain. Actors and actresses will be gracing the stage too, including Once Upon a Time star Jennifer...Read more