Michael Bowles/Harvey Nicols via Getty ImagesThe Spice Girls are doing a bunch of reunion shows in the U.K. and Ireland this summer, but so far, there haven't been any dates announced for the U.S. According to the British tabloid The Sun, the reason that the group hasn't lined up a tour of the States is because they're trying to arrange a big-bucks Las Vegas residency instead.
According to the tabloid, The Spice Girls have been offered a residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which is going to undergo a major renovation after Celine Dion closes down her long-running show in June. Once it re-opens, the venue will have plenty of dates available for a variety of acts.
"The girls haven't committed to a full U.S. tour, but their production team think a residency could be the perfect fit," a source tells the paper. "There is massive money on the table depending on how their U.K. tour goes."
According to the source, all the members of the group have other commitments, which is why they'd prefer a residency.
"They could dip in and out when it suits them, rather than having to put everything on hold for a tour of the U.S.," dishes the source, adding, "If the U.K. tour is as successful as everyone thinks it will be, this could be a very lucrative deal for them."
According to the source, Mel B in particular is "keen" to make the deal, because she previously appeared at Caesars Palace in 2009, as part of the burlesque production Peepshow.
The Spice Girls' first reunion date is in Dublin on May 24.
Lester Cohen/Getty Images for NARASAs much as fans are interested in learning the monetary details of Adele's divorce from her husband, Simon Konecki, it's likely that they'll never find out, says one U.K. lawyer.
Last year, the U.K.'s Sunday Times estimated that Adele is worth somewhere around $182 million, and she may need to split that 50/50 with her husband. But Sandra Davis, a divorce lawyer who represented Diana, Princess of Wales in her split from Prince Charles, tells the Times that she expects the case to be settled out of court.
Davis speculates, however, that since Adele and Konecki don't have a pre-nup, "What is made during the marriage is likely to be split on an equal basis. It doesn’t matter who did what, or who contributed what."
While this means that Konecki could end up with half of the singer's fortune, Davis says there are other factors to consider.
"If during their eight-year relationship they lived together for five years prior to the three-year marriage, then all assets accumulated during that time would be taken into account,” she explains.
Davis says there's also a little-known loophole that Adele could use to avoid having to fork over 50% of everything.
“Adele may be able to claim that her talent is effectively 'genius,' which means her husband would be entitled to significantly less,” says Davis. This happens, the lawyer explains, when one party argues that they made such a "stellar contribution” to the earnings during the marriage that it wouldn't be fair to split it evenly.
No matter who gets what, Adele is so intensely private that it's likely the details won't be made public.
The couple, who have one son, announced their split on Friday.
ABC/Image Group LAWhat if Taylor Swift’s new project set to drop on April 26 isn’t music-related at all? What if it’s…a fashion line?
Refinery 29 points out that’s what some fans are now speculating after studying the clues she’s been leaving in her recent rainbow-hued Instagram posts.
On Monday, Taylor posted an image of women lined up in pastel-colored suits, holding pastel-colored bags – which many thought looked like a fashion spread. She’s also been posting up-close images of ruffles, sequins and rhinestone-detailing.
“ARE YOU BRINGING OUT A CLOTHING LINE?! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!!” one fan tweeted.
While another wrote, “oh yes cmon miss spring collection.”
One fan added, “If this ends up as an announcement about a clothing line, I swear to God I—“
Of course, Taylor could very well just be teasing the aesthetic of her new era of music.
“POWER SUITS AND BRIEFCASES! This era means BUSINESS!! Ahhhhh,” another fan tweeted.
We still don't know what those images of the chickens wearing sunglasses means. But one thing’s for sure: The countdown to April 26 just got even more interesting.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGOver the weekend, Ariana Grande shared her appreciation for one of her favorite actors, Jim Carrey – and he showed her some love right back.
It all started when Ariana posted a quote from Carrey on her Instagram Story that expresses his views on depression.
"Depression is your body saying, 'I don't want to be this character anymore. I don't want to hold up this avatar that you've created in the world. It's too much for me,'" the quote read.
"You should think of the word 'depressed' as 'deep rest,'” it continues. “Your body needs to be depressed. It needs deep rest from the character that you've been trying to play."
Ariana called Carrey, "The whole LOML [love of my life] forever,” and said her first AIM screenname in 4th grade was “jimcarreyfan42.”
In response to her posts, Carrey tweeted at Ariana Sunday: “I read your lovely mention of me and things I’ve said about depression. A brilliant teacher and friend, Jeff Foster was OG on the ‘Deep Rest’ concept.”
He added, “I admire your openness. I wish you freedom and peace. I feel blessed to have such a gifted admirer. Happy Easter!"
Ariana retweeted his message, and wrote, “i can’t process this or breathe hold on.”
“thank u so much for your kindness,” she continued, once she collected her thoughts. “i don’t think u understand how much i adore u or what u mean to me. thank u for taking the time to share this w me. you are such an inspiration.”
She added, “i can’t wait to tattoo this tweet to my forehead. sending you lots of love & all things happy…jimcarreyfan42 is a very grateful girl rn.”
Eric LaggHe's been in the valley...and he's still on top of the Billboard Hot 100. Lil Nas X holds onto the number one spot for a third week with "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.
In addition to the Hot 100, "Old Town Road" is also #1 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs, Hot Rap Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts.
The 20-year-old rapper is keeping things on-brand: On Monday, he tweeted a photo of himself and Billy Ray Cyrus on horseback, and wrote, "out horseback riding with the mf goat."
Meanwhile, "Dancing with a Stranger" by Sam Smith and Normani has now reached #7 on the Hot 100, giving Normani her second top 10 as a solo artist. She previously hit #1 with her Khalid collab "Love Lies."
In addition, "Boy With Luv," by BTS featuring Halsey, debuts at #8. This is Halsey's fifth top 10, and the second top 10 for BTS. "Boy With Luv" is also the highest-charting single ever for a K-pop group, according to Billboard.
BTS is now the first K-pop group to have more than one top 10 hit on the Hot 100.
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesEarlier this month, Britney Spears checked into a facility for treatment, but she was able to spend Easter Sunday out and about.
As Peoplemagazine notes, Britney and her boyfriend of two years, Sam Asghari, were seen leaving a Beverly Hills hotel. An insider tells People, "Britney is still receiving treatment but had a short break this weekend to enjoy Easter. She spent time with Sam.”
The insider dishes that while friends and family are still concerned about Britney's emotional state, the singer is being encouraged to continue some of her usual routines, such as getting her hair done, and this latest outing.
As previously reported, Britney's been having trouble dealing with her father Jamie's illness. He suffered a ruptured colon last November, and Britney canceled her planned Las Vegas residency Domination and all other work commitments as a result.
While Jamie is now "doing okay," the insider tells People that there's nothing wrong with Britney putting work on hold and getting help in dealing with the emotional upheaval.
“To ask her to keep up with her shows while worrying about her dad is not anything the people that love her would ask,” the insider says.
ABC/Eric McCandlessSunday night was Disney Night on American Idol, and as usual, Katy Perry took things over the top -- by showing up dressed as Ursula, the villain from The Little Mermaid. Not only was she completely purple, but she even had tentacles. She explained to Entertainment Tonight why she felt the need to don the costume.
"I was thinking about [dressing as] The Little Mermaid but then I realized, Ursula is a character who isn't done very much," Katy explained. "The Little Mermaid always gets her moment in the sun. And Ursula, actually, really wants Ariel's voice. And that's what I want, is these contestants' voices!"
Judge Luke Bryan told ET that Katy's "the queen of the shock factor" when it comes to her looks for the show.
"I was in my trailer, looking like me, and somebody goes, 'Katy is gonna be Ursula.' And I go, 'Is she purple all over?' And they said, 'She's purple all over.' I went, 'God, I love that woman. I love her,'" Luke said.
On Sunday's episode of Idol, contestants Uché and Dimitrius Graham -- who were chosen by the judges last week to move forward after America failed to vote them into the top 10 -- were eliminated by America's vote.
To the dismay of some viewers, the judges didn't use their one save of the season on either singer, but as judge Lionel Richie told ET, "We have to narrow it down, sooner or later. And America's voting now, so we have to kind of listen."
Clare GillenEven more fans will now get the chance to hear Julia Michaels' Inner Monologue.
The singer will be extending her first-ever headlining tour with a slew of new dates this fall. The additional North American shows will kick off October 16 in Tempe, AZ and conclude November 16 in Vancouver, BC.
Julia is currently pulling double duty: She's headlining the first leg of Inner Monologue shows in between opening for Pink of her Beautiful Trauma tour. Julia finishes up that run of shows next month.
Here are the fall tour dates:
10/16 -- Tempe, AZ, Marquee Theatre 10/18 -- Austin, TX, Emo’s 10/19 -- Dallas, TX, House of Blues Dallas 10/20 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues Houston 10/22 -- Atlanta, GA, Buckhead Theatre 10/23 -- Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works 10/25 -- Philadelphia, PA, Theater of Living Arts 10/26 -- Boston, MA, House of Blues Boston 10/27 -- Washington, DC, The 9:30 Club 10/30 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall 11/2 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall 11/5 -- Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall Ballroom 11/6 -- Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue 11/8 -- Englewood, CO (Denver), Gothic Theatre 11/9 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot 11/11 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre 11/13 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore 11/15 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom 11/16 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theatre
ABC/Paula LoboFall Out Boy may have another collaboration in the works.
Over the weekend, the Chicago pop-punks tweeted a GIF of palm trees with the caption, "I got this feeling on a summer day." That on its own may not have meant anything, but rapper Macklemore and DJ Martin Garrixeachposted the same caption on their social media, suggesting that all three are working on something together.
Fall Out Boy is also featured on a new song by late rapper Lil Peep, "I've Been Waiting." The track, which was released in January, was recorded with Peep's friend and collaborator, rapper and singer iLoveMakonnen.
The most recent Fall Out Boy album is 2018's M A N I A.
Republic RecordsThe Jonas Brothers are making their fans very happy with the news of their first new album release in 10 years.
The sibling trio has announced that Happiness Begins -- featuring their singles "Sucker" and "Cool" -- will be released on June 7.
Nick, Joe and Kevin also revealed the album cover, which features the three of them lying on their stomachs by the edge of a pool and facing a view of palm trees and a mountain range.
“After 7 years of not working together & finding ourselves, we’re back to give you our journey in album form,” Kevin tweeted. “Out of all the albums we’ve done, I’m most proud of this one. Wish you could have it now, but you’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.”
The Jonas Brothers will be performing at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on May 1 and on Saturday Night Live May 11. They also have a documentary in the works, set to premiere on Amazon Prime sometime in the near future.
Courtesy Random HouseThere have been plenty of books written about Prince, but now we'll get to read his story in his own words.
October 29 brings the publication of The Beautiful Ones, a memoir that Random House acquired in a deal with Prince in 2016. He began writing it before his death on April 21, 2016, and the book will feature those early pages, as well as never-before-seen photos, scrapbooks and lyric sheets.
Dan Piepenbring, a writer who Prince hand-picked to collaborate with him on the book, has written the introduction.
The Beautiful Ones will span Prince's childhood to his early years as a musician, and according to Random House, the book will depict the superstar's, "evolution through deeply revealing, never-before-shared images and memories." It even includes his original handwritten treatment for Purple Rain.
Piepenbring's introduction describes working with Prince shortly before he died, when the Purple One was trying to figure out how he could, "reveal more of himself and his ideas" in the book while still, "retaining the mystery and mystique he'd so carefully cultivated."
Chris Jackson of Random House says of The Beautiful Ones, "It's a genuinely moving and energizing literary work, full of Prince’s ideas and vision, his voice and image. It’s a treasure not just for Prince fans but for anyone who wants to see one of our greatest creative artists and original minds at work on his greatest creation: himself."
ABC/Lou RoccoAfter relentless mommy-shaming brought her to tears, Pink announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday that she will no longer be posting pictures of her children on social media.
Her decision stems from the “mean-spirited” comments she received last month on a photo of her kids interacting with a pelican. In the photo, her two-year-old son Jameson had taken off his swim diaper. Pink later censored his bottom half but that didn’t stop the online trolls from attacking her parenting.
“People went as far as saying someone should call child services because he didn’t have a diaper on and how dare I … some of the nastiest things,” she tells Ellen. “I cried so hard after that because I like to share my family. It’s my proudest moment. I’m prouder of my kids than anything I’ve done in my whole life.”
Pink adds, “I just won’t share them anymore. I won’t do it. I’m not posting pictures of them anymore.”
She says the decision is coming at a good time, especially considering her daughter Willow is getting older now.
“She’s seven now,” Pink says. “It’s probably time to pull her back from the world and let her live her best life.”
The singer adds that she can handle constructive criticism, but she wants to remind people to communicate that in a kinder way.
“I understand people saying, ‘You need to be more careful because you are in the public eye and you should of thought of that.’ And they’re right,” she said. “But there’s a nicer way to say that.”
Big Hit EntertainmentThree number one albums in 12 months? For a group, that kind of milestone hasn't happened since the '90s...but BTS has just pulled it off.
Map of the Soul: Persona debuts at #1 on the Billboard album chart with first-week sales of 230,000 units. That's the K-pop group's best sales week ever.
The group's previous number one albums were Love Yourself: Tear, last June, followed by Love Yourself: Answer this past September.
Before BTS did it, the last traditional group to rack up three number one albums in less than a year -- 11 months and one week -- was The Beatles, who did it with their archival albums Anthology 1, Anthology 2 and Anthology 3. They all debuted at #1 between December 9, 1995 and November 16, 1996.
Billboard uses the term "traditional" group because technically, the cast of Glee scored three number one albums in one months and three weeks in 2010, but that was more of an ensemble, with different singers.
The last group to grab three number one albums faster than BTS was The Monkees, who did it in just nine months and three weeks, from February to December of 1967.
Of note, the last act overall to grab three #1s faster than BTS was Future, who did it in six months and three weeks, between August of 2015 and February of 2016.
Elsewhere on the chart, Beyonce's new live album Homecoming: The Live Album managed a number seven debut after just two days of tracked sales. It could reach #1 next week.
ABC/Eric McCandlessLast week, after America failed to vote them into the top 10, the American Idol judges picked Uché, Dimitrius Graham and Alyssa Raghu as wild cards, giving them another chance. Sunday night, Alyssa won over the viewers well enough to make it to the top eight, but Uché and Dimitrius were once again left out in the cold, and were eliminated.
Ryan Seacrest announced that Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie would have the ability to save one contestant, but they could only use that save once before the finale. When asked if they wanted to use their save on either Uché or Dimitrius, Katy asked how many shows they had left. When Ryan told her there were three or four shows left, Lionel announced they were "holding" their vote -- which meant goodbye to the two singers.
Uché's chances of making the top 10 were likely hurt by the fact that he sang "I2I," from A Goofy Movie, a song that none of the judges -- and likely the audience -- were familiar with. Dimitrius gave an emotional performance of "You'll Be in My Heart," from Tarzan, dedicated to his mom, but it wasn't enough to sway the voters.
That means your top eight are Madison VanDenburg, Walker Burroughs, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Wade Cota, Laci Kaye Booth, Alyssa Raghu, Laine Hardy, and Alejandro Aranda.
Sunday night's show was Disney Night and to mark the occasion, Katy Perry dressed as Ursula from The Little Mermaid, complete with purple makeup and a dress with tentacles. Actress Rebel Wilson was the mentor, and reigning American Idol champ Maddie Poppe and her boyfriend, runner-up Caleb Lee Hutchinson, made a special appearance to sing "A Whole New World."
American Idol season four champ Carrie Underwood also appeared in a spot, wishing the contestants good luck and reminding them to enjoy every moment of their American Idol journeys.
Here's what the top eight sang:
Alejandro Aranda -- “Remember Me,” from Coco Alyssa Raghu -- “Colors of the Wind,” from Pocahontas Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon -- “Candle on the Water,” from Pete’s Dragon Laci Kaye Booth -- “I See the Light,” from Tangled Laine Hardy -- “Oo-De-Lally,” from Robin Hood Madison VanDenburg -- “How Far I’ll Go,” from Moana Wade Cota -- “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” from Toy Story Walker Burroughs -- “When She Loved Me,” from Toy Story 2
Of note: After Laine's performance, Katy said, "Remember when I said you could win it this time? Don't NOT believe that."
In addition, Luke praised Laci for "becoming a Disney Princess right in front of our eyes," while Lionel called Walker's spot "about as close to a perfect performance as I could ever think of."
All the judges raved over Wade's performance, which he enhanced by writing "ANDY" on the sole of his boot, just like Andy does to Woody in Toy Story. They praised Jeremiah for being a "total pro," and complimented Madison on the notes she hit during her performance.
Monday night at 8 p.m. ET, ABC will air a two-hour special called American Idol: Meet Your Finalists, which takes a deep dive into each finalist and their story. The special will include new, never-before-seen songs, stories, performances and footage from the show, as well as a look back at this season's favorite moments so far.
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ABC/Lou RoccoIn her latest hit “Last Hurrah,” Bebe Rexha swears off relationships for the time being, singing, “I'm done with the ladies, I'm done with the fellas.” The singer tells NYLONthat while those lyrics didn’t apply to her life when she was writing the song, she can definitely relate to them right now.
"Yeah, I think I scare men," she says, adding, "I feel like everyone's scared of me, guys and girls." Yes, Bebe says she doesn't discriminate based on gender.
"If I want to make out with someone, I'll just make out with them. I don't care who you are," she explains. "I'm big on energies."
As for why guys and girls are scared of her, though, Bebe thinks it's because she’s so outspoken – whether it’s in person, on social media or in her lyrics.
"Because I like to say things, and they're scared I'm going to say something about them,” she explains. “Sometimes I get nervous, and I say stupid things. I'll come off really hard. Guys especially, they can't handle me. I break every guy.”
She’s also not the type of girl who enjoys going on dates.
"I have a weird thing," she says. "Guys try to take me on dates, and I don't do dates. I don't like being so intimate with people watching.”
At the end of the day, though, Bebe admits she’d like to go home and “let it all loose” with someone.
“Have somebody take care of me, because I feel like I'm taking care of everyone around me,” she says. “I would like to be taken care of."
Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGWhile Ariana Grande said she'd been "preparing her whole ... life" to have *NSYNC on stage with her at Coachella last week, she insists having Justin Bieber perform with her around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night "was not planned at all."
Bieber stunned the festival crowd, and performed "Sorry," with Ari backing him up -- but mostly acting as a back-up dancer/hype person, whipping up the already buzzing crowd.
Incidentally, both artists share Scooter Braun as a manager.
"I haven't been on stage in like two years," Justin repeated himself, after trying to tamp down the screaming fans. "I had no idea I'd be coming out onstage." Referencing his black and green jacket, matching pants, and a white t-shirt, he said, "I wore this fly outfit not knowing I'd be onstage...So I had to get my swag back on."
"By the way," he said after thanking the crowd and Grande, "Album coming soon!"
C Flanigan/Getty ImagesPatrick Carney of The Black Keysmarried his longtime girlfriend, singer/songwriter Michelle Branch, Saturday night at the Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, People magazine confirms.
Additionally, Michelle posted a headline announcing the wedding on Instagram, and wrote, "Can confirm."
In attendance were Michelle's 13-year-old daughter Owen from her first marriage, and her and Carney's seven-month-old son, Rhys.
The couple met in February of 2015 at a Grammy party in L.A., and worked together on her album Hopeless Romantic. Carney proposed on Michelle's 34th birthday, July 2, 2017. They started planning their wedding, but three months before they planned to marry, the couple announced they were expecting. Rhys was born in August of 2018.
Michelle's first marriage to Teddy Landau ended in 2015. This is Carney's third marriage.
Lester Cohen/WireImageAfter seven years together, Adele and her husband Simon Konecki have split. The two share a six-year-old son, Angelo.
"Adele and her partner have separated. They are committed to raising their son together lovingly," Adele's rep told ABC Radio in a statement. "As always they ask for privacy. There will be no further comment."
According to People, Konecki, who divorced his first wife in 2008, met Adele in 2011. She first acknowledged their relationship in January of 2012, and in June of that year, announced that she and Konecki were expecting a child together. Angelo was born in October of that year.
It's not clear when they tied the knot, but in early 2017, at least, Adele and Konecki appeared to be married. They wore wedding rings, and Adele referred to him as "my husband" in February at the Grammy Awards. In March, she also said onstage that she was married.
People magazine notes that the last time Adele and Konecki were seen together in public was in January. Recently, Adele has been spotted out and about in New York City, without her wedding ring.