It’s the big night for country music stars and fans! It’s the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards show going down in Vegas! There is a star-studded list of nominees, all of country’s biggest stars from Taylor Swift to Luke Bryan are hoping that they take home some accolades, but we can’t help ourselves by taking a look at the hot (and not so hot) celebs on the red carpet. There was a whole lot of cleavage tonight. SO much so that even Dolly Parton would have been blushing. Ok, maybe not?! Check out the ACM red carpet photos 2014 below.
Our favorite pop trio Before You Exit is at it again!
The pop trio, known as Before You Exit, have released their music video for new hit single, “Dangerous”. “Dangerous”, co-written by Connor and Riley McDonough and mixed by Serben Ghenea, was premiered last week on Radio Disney. The video was directed by James Davis II.
About the video, Connor said, “The Dangerous video is definitely one of our favorite videos to date. It was the craziest experience faking getting arrested because it was actually quite scary! Haha hope everyone loves the video!”.
The band is currently out on their spring headlining tour with Plug In Stereo as direct support, along with Macy Kate and Spencer Sutherland. The tour, titled The Dangerous Tour kicked off last week in Raleigh, NC. Before You Exit released their new EP, I Like That, last February. The EP’s title track, peaked at #4 on Radio Disney Top 30 Countdown. When you combine the creative intuition of musical brothers with the wisdom and input of chart-topping songwriters, you get an album of finely crafted pop bursting with spirited authenticity. Though the three brothers in Before You Exit were just in their teens, they had the talent, sophistication, and confidence to find their distinct pop-rock aesthetic through writing with such songwriting heavyweights. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit: www.BeforeYouExit.com.
The Orlando, Florida-based band of brothers have been playing ever since they were little. The group consists of Connor McDonough, 20, (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough, 18, (Vocals), and younger brother Toby McDonough, 16, (Vocals/Guitar) and they’ve already began to make their mark on the world.
With their most recent EP, I Like That, the three brothers have crafted a soaring pop album of uplifting relationship songs that effortlessly blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. “We were searching for a sound, and wrote with as many people as we could. It helped us grow and write better songs. For this album we wrote 30 to 40 songs and picked our favorites,” Riley McDonough says. The band drew inspiration and wrote songs from sessions with such seasoned vets as Robert Ellis Orall (Taylor Swift), Dan Book and Alexei Misoul (Hot Chelle Rae), Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low), Bobby Huff, and Stephen Barker Liles (Love and Theft). The album standout and first single, “I Like That”, is a tune with tenderly romantic lyrics and big pop-rock beat. Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo, along with Connor McDonough, produced the album. “They really listened to what we wanted to do and let us try out our ideas, no matter how crazy,” Connor says laughing. “Because of that, we feel really connected to the way the recording turned out,” Riley adds. The group is even more excited for the release of their brand new music coming soon!
With Before You Exit’s release, the I Like That EP, the bandhas been critically acclaimed by the likes of MTV, J-14, Seventeen, Radio Disney, Teen, Teen Vogue, Popstar!, Just Jared, just to name a few. The band has also toured/played with high profile acts such as Cody Simpson, Olly Murs, The Wanted, Fifth Harmony, and even the Jonas Brothers.
Conjuring up the optimism in the band’s name-inspired by the sentiment “make a difference before you exit”- the band works daily to make their way to the top but they never fail to stop and appreciate what has got them thus far. “There’s no way we’d be anywhere without our incredible fans. They are behind us every step of the way and are a huge piece of this band,” states youngest brother, Toby. In light of the many short lived and fly by night artists, this young, singer/songwriting, brother driven band, is one to be around for a while.
You go boys!
Grammy-nominated singer Mack Wilds (aka Tristan Wilds, who starred as Mason Dixon on CW’s 90210 series) at the Highline Ballroom.
Recently, Mack Wilds performed in his hometown to a packed crowd at the famed music venue in the heart of NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. Performing songs off of his Grammy–nominated debut album, New York: A Love Story, as well as covers of D’Angelo’s “How Does it Feel” and Michael Jackson’s “Remember The Time,” Mack even surprised fans by bringing out Jadakiss, Troy Ave, Maino and DJ Khaled.
Um, hottie alert!!!!
Photos via: Dino Perrucci Photography
Pia Mia, Kanye West’s protege, could possibly be his other girlfriend?
Radaronline.com is reporting that even though Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a ball getting ready for their big wedding, West’s relationship with his hot young protege Pia Mia is also getting attention.
“West and the stunning songstress have been working on music together under his GOODMUSIC production company for the past few months. “Kanye is producing some tracks for her and he’s quite involved,” a source in his camp tells Radar exclusively. “He believes she could be the next Rihanna.”
Pia, born Pia Ajdba Mia Perez, is only seventeen and “Kanye has made it clear to everyone that their relationship is strictly creative,” the insider says. But as they’ve grown closer, and the teen has become one of his trusted advisors, their relationship has raised eyebrows.
One source who worked with the singer on a shoot in L.A. earlier this month tells Radar, “Kanye called her and the conversation sounded kind of flirty and romantic. It could be that they are just good friends but it was definitely more than just a professional call.”
Another James Franco type scandal, perhaps, Mr. West?
A source supposedly told Radar Online that he sees Pia Mia as the key to keeping himself relevant and using her to grow his career…because we all know being involved with Kim Kardashian certainly isn’t helping his career any. Am I right?!!!
“Kanye thinks she’s young, fresh and hip — totally his target audience,” the insider says. “He’s been consulting her on a lot of his creative projects, including the Kanye x APC collection.” The source went on to add, “Kanye’s creative team was pretty shocked that he would use a teenager as his confidante. And Kim was actually kind of agitated by it, because he doesn’t usually want her input on design stuff. She was a little jealous.”
I highly doubt Kanye is trying to kick it with a 17-year-old, but then I again I would never have expected that from my beloved James Franco either. Sigh.
For all of you “The Voice” fans, you may be getting some sad news soon. Adam Levine, who has been on The Voice for six seasons, may not be coming back.
Levine has been a mainstay on “The Voice” for the past six seasons, but will he return for a seventh? “Extra’s” special correspondent Charissa Thompson caught up with the singer, who admitted he was excited about the Pharrell news, but didn’t know if he would be joining new coach Pharrell for the next cycle.
Adam said, “Man that’s great…When I found out that news, don’t know if we’ll be joining him because once again I’m checking my schedule, so when I verify I will be more excited.”
Usher also weighed in on Pharrell, saying, “I’m really happy, given that I felt like maybe I had some influence in the decision, given the fact that he came in as a mentor with me.”
Shakira offered her support, saying, “I love Pharrell, he’s great, I’ve worked with him in the past, he’s really awesome, he’s gonna do a terrific job I’m sure.”
I’m sure Pharrell will be awesome, but if Adam leaves I think it definitely will be a different show.
Who is your favorite The Voice judge?
Shakira is now further explaining what she said about her boyfriend Gerard Pique to the media. About a month ago, Billboard magazine posted an interview with Shakira in which she called her man “very territorial. Since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women.”
However now that everyone has been wondering why Shakira would be with a man who many deemed controlling and jealous, the Voice judge is now having to clarify her statement. Apparently she was just being funny.
She said, “I was being humorous and now I see that some press took it very literally! The reality is that we have a beautiful relationship of mutual trust, and jealousy has never been an issue on either side.”
She went on to say, “I’ll be more careful when attempting to use my sense of humor, as clearly it can be easily misinterpreted!”
Interesting sense of humor you have there Shakira! I don’t get it, but whatever!
Demi Lovato topless photos have surfaced and they are REAL! The pop superstar is shown in a series of photos that leaked out on Saturday. And how do we know for certain that the pics are in fact Miss Lovato?
Well, there is also a photo of her in bed with boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama. And yes, there are in fact still dating so it is not a Lovato look-alike.
Not so surprising is that neither Lovato nor Valderrama have commented about the leaked pictures. And will they? Probably not.
Let’s just hope there isn’t a Demi Lovato sex tape on the horizon. Handy Manny would definitely be canned.
Check out the uncensored Demi Lovato topless photos here.
James Franco went on Live with Kelly and Michael and apologized for being a creeper…basically.
Here’s the story, in case you haven’t heard…
Thirty five year old James Franco met 17 year old girl Lucy Clode at a signing in New York City. At the time he didn’t know how old she was. But that meeting then led to Franco hitting on her on Instagram thru private messages…which then led to text messages, which led to Franco offering to get a hotel room for them. Booty call, perhaps? I think so. The creepy part of all of this is that he asked her age, knew she was underage and continued thinking with his head (and not the one connected to his neck and shoulders.
It wouldn’t be long before we would ALL know about this. And of course, this all got out to the media and Franco is now the big headline of April 4th, 2014. Today during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael, Franco was a guest and did address his flirtatious Instagram exchange with Miss Clode. But you could tell he was feeling quite uncomfortable.
During the interview with Kelly and Michael, Franco admitted, “I was feeling awkward — I didn’t want to come on the show and just feel awkward. I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky. It’s way that people meet each other today, but what I’ve learned — I guess because I’m new to it — is you don’t know who’s on the other end.”
Franco continued, “You get a feel for them, you don’t know who you’re talking to. I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson. Unfortunately, in my position — I mean, I have a very good life, but not only do I have to go through the embarrassing kind of rituals of meeting someone, but if I do that, then it gets published for the world. So now, it’s double embarrassing.”
Well he definitely does get kudos for being honest. Unfortunately now he has been bumped down from my number two crush to my number 10 crush.
On the other spectrum of things, many are speculating that Franco’s social media misstep may have been a publicity stunt tied to his movie Palo Alto, which oddly enough involves his character’s seduction of a high schooler.
My question is, did Franco REALLY think that this girl wasn’t going to say anything?!! Duh, she’s 17!!!
For 8 photos of James Franco’s teenage crush go here.
Miley Cyrus has been known for her crazy antics as of late, especially while she has been on tour. But last night at her concert in Boston, Miley broke down hard.
We learned yesterday that Miley lost her little puppy Floyd and to say she was and still is devastated is an understatement. She even forewarned her Twitter followers yesterday with the following tweet.
“I’m sorry in advance if I am not myself tomorrow Boston,” she wrote. “I will try my best to be my best.”
Things got real difficult for Miley during her soundcheck before the show. She broke down in tears and dedicated the song “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac to her “favorite” pooch. “It’s gonna be hard for me to sing this next song,” she told the audience. “I’m not sounding myself, I don’t feel myself. “I’m sure you guys already know, but the reason I’m so upset is my dog. “I shouldn’t say he was my favorite, but he was my favorite, and he passed away.”
Loss is horrible for everyone. I absolutely hate seeing people cry, unless it’s Kim Kardashian crying because her plastic surgery job was not tight enough.
Check out the video below! It will get better Miley!
Nick Cannon is still being open with his private life that I am sure Mariah Carey isn’t thrilled to hear about. He recently blabbed about his sexual conquests here and then caused quite the controversy with his “white face” banter (here). But this time with Howard Stern, Cannon got even more revealing, discussing his intimate life with the legendary MC.
“She doesn’t care when I talk about our sex life because our sex life is amazing,” he admitted. But one thing she doesn’t like is him talking about his past lovers like he did just last week.
The good news is that “She doesn’t even know who Kim Kardashian is…,” he said, adding, “She doesn’t pay attention to that.”
And oh how I would LOVE to live in Mariah Carey’s world…NOT know who Kim Kardashian is?! YES, please!!!
In the video Nick explained, “People feel like they can ask me anything, because I say anything. I’m brutally honest, and now my wife doesn’t like when I come on your show! She doesn’t care when I talk about our sex life, because our sex life is amazing. She’s one of the most beautiful women in the world. But…when we bring up — I’m not gonna do it — other people’s names, she’s like, ‘Why would you even do that?'”
Um, hello?! Do you blame her? Especially for bringing Kim K into the whole dang thing…even though she doesn’t know who she is. *blink blink* Straight up SHADE!
Can you believe it has been SEVEN whole years since Nicole Richie shared the small screen with former BFF Paris Hilton on The Simple Life? Well now the mother of two is set to star in her own unscripted (?) series for E! titled “Candidly Nicole”.
For all of you who have seen Richie’s web series with the same name, this small screen show will be very similiar. The show is a spin-off of sorts, based on her web series that shows the starlet commenting on her own TIME Magazine-honored Twitter feed.
“Viewers will enjoy her unique point of view and earnest look at pop culture as well her fearless exploration of anything and everything taboo,” said Susan Levison, VH1′s EVP of original programming and development, said in a statement.
Richie fans, the good news is that the network has ordered eight, 30 minute episodes of the series and it’s set to debut on July 17th on Vh1. This summer baby!
I’m going to be honest here…yes I will be watching! Will you?
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, star of TV’s number one comedy The Big Bang Theory, is Cosmopolitan’s May cover girl, on stands April 8th! In her first interview since tying the knot with tennis-pro Ryan Sweeting, Cuoco dishes on her speedy engagement and over-the-top wedding, her famous cast mates, and why getting breast implants at age 18 was the “best decision she ever made.” And what about that 10-day fling with Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill?! “It was Superman!” she says. Cuoco is a Cosmo girl through-and-through: fun, fearless and full of life. And her reaction to landing our May cover? “A Cosmo cover has been my dream my entire life,” she says. “I cried when I found out.”
Check out the highlights of the interview below:
On her breakup with Big Bang Theory cast-mate Johnny Galecki, whom she dated for two years:
“It took a minute, a bit of awkwardness. By the grace of God, we became best buddies and moved on in such an elegant way. [He’s] one of my closest friends. He was in the front row at my wedding, with a huge smile on his face.”
On her 10-day fling with Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill:
“I had no one following me until I met Superman. I’ve been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy.”
On her speedy engagement and over-the-top wedding to tennis-pro Ryan Sweeting:
“I admit it happened fast, but that’s who I am. When we met, I knew he was the one. [At my wedding], I felt like a rock star and a badass. What was amazing in that room, it was so full of love. It was like nothing I’d ever been to before, and it was exactly what we wanted it to be. It was the eighth wonder of the world, the greatest wedding of all time.”
For more of the interview, go here.
Credit: Eric Ray Davidson
Rita Ora covers Elle UK magazine’s May 2014 issue and talks about her love story with her current boyfriend Calvin Harris. Apparently she’s smitten.
What…Bruno Mars and Rob Kardashian didn’t do it for her?
Check out the highlights from the interview below:
For more, be sure to pay a visit to ELLE UK!
On Current Boyfriend Calvin Harris:
“There are so many things. The fact that he got something out of me that I never thought I had. Yes, like falling in love. I just didn’t think I had it. I’d never experienced it before. And I was just like in the wilderness thinking, ‘Will it ever happen?'”
On her new album:
“I didn’t know what the f*ck I was doing on my first album. Let’s be honest. I was a kid having the time of my life. And I made a party album – party and bullsh*t. This time I’m still having a great time, but I’m in a great, loving place. Now I want people to see you can have fun and be in love at the same time.”
On her famous tattoo:
“This is Rosetta. It’s based on an original piece by Alberto Vargas, who was an incredible illustrator in the 1930s. He was one of the creators of the pin-up image. That’s our build, our power. That’s why I was obsessed with it; learning what men don’t understand about women and what women don’t understand about men. I was obsessed with the painting a long time ago, and then I got it done six months ago. I just love pretty things, whether it is art, a song or a pair of shoes.”
I must have been living under a rock because I sure didn’t know that Rita Ora was dating Calvin Harris. I thought she was still reeling from her breakup from Rob Kardashian. Eye roll.
Well, it’s happening…a new Michael Jackson album and I’m not quite sure what to make of it.
On May 13th, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form.
XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson’s archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.
Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity. It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.” The album’s lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work. Additional producers include global hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.
“Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,” remarked L.A. Reid. “Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”
The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project. Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and produced by Jackson and Jerkins, “Xscape” has further significance in that it is the one track on the album that was ‘contemporized’ by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.
John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”
XSCAPE is a long awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the legions of fans of one of the world’s most revered and best-selling artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his artistry for the first time. In conjunction with the release of XSCAPE, Epic / Sony Music will launch an unprecedented global campaign with the One Sony sister companies, Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, and Sony Network Entertainment International drawing from all of Sony’s strengths and consumer reach.
“Michael has long been a treasured member of the larger Sony family,” said Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. “Starting with the release of ‘Off The Wall’ in 1979, Sony Music Entertainment has since released all of Michael’s recordings. We are thrilled and privileged to be collaborating as One Sony to celebrate Michael’s latest legacy, and bringing his fans an exclusive experience through our upcoming initiatives with our products and services.”
YOU CAN PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE AT THE MICHAEL JACKSON STORE.
Apparently Bradley Cooper still has it bad for ex girlfriend Renee Zellweger. Her face may have changed, but her heart hasn’t and Bradley is not into Suki Waterhouse as he used to be. Suki saw that and bam, dumped! According to reports, 21-year old Waterhouse found out that Cooper was having intimate phone chats with Renee and tried to ban her man from contacting her.
A source told the National Enquirer that “Suki was getting fed up with Bradley vanishing for hours at a time to talk to Renee. Besides that, he was opening up to Renee about his family, his health and even his sobriety. Suki felt Bradley should be confiding in her about those things.”
Renee and Bradley met while filming Case 39 in 2006 and they started dating in 2009. They split in March 2011, but have remained tight even though Renee is seeing musician Doyle Bramhall ii, 45.
A source close to Renee confirmed that, “Yes, Renee is talking to Bradley. She’s close to signing a movie deal with his pal Daniel Craig and she’s begged Bradley to put in a good word for her.”
It sounds as if Bradley Cooper and Renee may not have totally gotten over each other.