ABC/Image Group LAA woman has been arrested for allegedly hacking Selena Gomez’s email account, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.
Susan Atrach, of Ridefield Park, New Jersey, has been accused of illegally gaining access to the email accounts of both Selena and an associate of the singer several times between June 2015 and February 2016. She allegedly stole digital property from the accounts and posted it online.
The 22-year-old suspect is charged with five felony counts of identity theft; five felony counts of accessing and using computer data to commit fraud or to control or obtain money, property or data; and one felony count of accessing and using computer data or taking supporting documentation without permission.
Atrach is expected to be arraigned on or before August 27. She faces a possible maximum sentence of nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted as charged.
ABC/Randy HolmesAdam Levine is bringing a sweet new series to YouTube Premium.
Billboard reports the show, called Sugar, will feature an element of surprise inspired by the Maroon 5 music video for their song of the same name. In the clip, the band crashed a bunch of weddings in L.A.
The 8-episode series, debuting on August 15, will feature a different artist each week, surprising fans who are doing charitable work in their communities. The artists participating include Adam’s The Voice co-stars Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton, as well as Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, and more.
“I'm really excited to show this interesting show/experiment filled with many different experiences and emotions; based on the concept behind our video for ‘Sugar,’” Adam says in a statement to Billboard. “I'm extremely grateful and equally excited for all who participated on both sides of the camera.”
Adam is executive producing the show, along with the director of the “Sugar” music video, David Dobkin.
Ruven AfanadorSam Smith paid an emotional visit to the Pulse nightclub memorial in Orlando, Florida this week.
He posted a photo of the memorial on Instagram and penned a tribute to the 49 victims of the shooting at the LGBTQ nightclub in June 2016.
“So deeply emotional & heartbreaking,” he wrote. “However, proof that there is more love in this world than hate.”
He continued, “To all the families and friends of the victims, your loved ones will never be forgotten xx If any of you come to Orlando it’s such an important place to go to and pay your respects. Sending my love to all of you.”
Image Group LA/ABCAriana Grande said her new single “God Is a Woman” would be about, “how women are literally everything & the universe is inside of us” -- and the video for the song certainly follows that theme.
Ariana does it all in the Dave Meyers-directed clip. She dances in the middle of the Milky Way, bathes naked in pastel-colored paint and she literally sits on top of the world.
In one scene, set to a monologue voiced by Madonna, Ariana hurls a hammer to smash the glass ceiling. This explains why Ariana tweeted a cryptic message to Madonna earlier this week. “Thank you Madonna,” she wrote. “You know why.”
The music video ends with Ariana in a live, all-female recreation of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam.”
Ariana released the track at midnight, following her previous single “No Tears Left to Cry.” Her album Sweetener comes out August 17.
James Dimmock/NBCThe Emmy nominations came in Thursday, and John Legend earned his first Emmy nod thanks to his work on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.
Legend is no stranger to awards, but this nomination was especially important as it made him one step closer to achieving EGOT status -- a prestigious club for artists who have won a Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Oscar. Legend has the other three on his impressive resume already.
The singer, actor and producer spoke to Good Morning America about the achievement, and said he's "truly excited and grateful" to be nominated, but that he's happier his fellow cast mates also got some attention.
"It's pretty fulfilling to find out our show is nominated so many times, 13 times, and particularly for me as an actor, which is not something I do normally as a day job," he said. "To even be nominated among such a formidable group of actors, that's pretty incredible."
Currently, there are a dozen EGOT winners, including legends like Whoopi Goldberg and Mel Brooks.
"It feels good to be on the brink [of that honor]," he added. "Even if it doesn't happen this year, if we do more on TV, it could happen another time, but this is probably the best shot I'll have for awhile. My fingers are crossed and if it happens, I'm very excited about the possibility."
The Legend household has no shortage of talent. His wife, Chrissy Teigen, hosts the show "Lip Sync Battle," which also earned a nod.
"We got a couple Emmy nominations for our shows in the family and we are excited about all of it," he said. "And we support each other and are just proud of each other."
Michael FurlongerAnne-Marie penned her song “2002” with Ed Sheeran, and now we get to hear the two pals sing it together.
In a new video posted to YouTube, Ed strums his guitar and the two sing a playful, acoustic version of the pop tune, which serves as an ode to the early aughts. The two giggle at each other while trading verses and harmonizing on the chorus.
"Yo I love this mug,” Anne-Marie captions the video. “It feels good singing our song, together! Although I think he sings it better!"
The longtime friends will reunite on the road this summer, when Anne-Marie opens for Ed on his North American stadium tour starting August 18.
ABC/Paula LoboHalsey and Khalid have teamed up for a new duet co-written by Ed Sheeran.
The track, called “Eastside,” marks the debut single from producer Benny Blanco, who’s produced songs for the likes of Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Cardi B, Kesha and more.
Blanco teased a snippet of the song on Instagram earlier this week and tagged all three artists. The track has Halsey and Khalid reminiscing about a past relationship and wanting to run away with that person and start over.
“We can do anything if we put our minds to it/Take your whole life then you put a line through it/My love is yours if you're willing to take it/Give me your heart 'cause I ain't gonna break it,” the two sing.
Blanco announced on Monday that he’d be releasing new songs under his own name but sung by other artists.
“i have decided to release some songs as benny blanco," he wrote. "Don't worry i wont be singing on them... i got all my friends to sing em... hope u like them... and if u dont i dont care cuz i do.”
Virginia Sherwood/NBCJohn Legend and Sara Bareilles are now newly-minted Emmy nominees.
The two scored first-time nods for their roles in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. John is nominated for Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Jesus, while Sara is is nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series of Movie for her role as Mary Magdalene.
John is now an "E" away from the rare EGOT. If he wins, he’ll join the small group of entertainers who have won an Emmy, Golden Globe, Oscar and Tony.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert received 13 nominations in total.
The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held Monday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Image Group LA/ABCSurprise: Ariana Grande is releasing her new song "God Is a Woman" sooner than we thought.
The song was originally supposed to come on July 20, but Ariana tweeted that the song will actually be out on Thursday, July 13.
"i have to tell u sum in a lil bit," she tweeted, before revealing, "surprise. twenty four hours til giaw."
Ariana previously announced that "God Is a Woman" will be the next single off her upcoming album Sweetener, following "No Tears Left to Cry." She explained that the song is about, "sexual female empowerment & how women are literally everything & the universe is inside of us tbh."
Jiro-SchneiderThanks to a new album’s worth of a cappella material, Pentatonix promises fans an “entirely brand new show” for their summer tour. The North American trek kicks off tonight in Salt Lake City, Utah.
“I’m really excited for this tour because I think for a while we were recycling old songs like back and forth into our set and now that we’ve come out with this album we have an entire new roster of things we can do,” group member Kirstin Maldonado tells ABC Radio.
She adds, “I think people will be excited. It’ll be like an entirely brand new show. I know I’m excited!”
Pentatonix will be performing songs off PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 1, which features a collection of the group’s own versions of modern pop songs, including Camila Cabello's "Havana." Kirstin says she can’t wait to see how the crowd responds.
“The energy that a crowd gives you is so amazing and so fun because when the crowd’s having fun it makes us even more excited and it feels like we’re all having fun together,” she says. “It’s like a big party.”
The group has also found its groove with new member Matt Sallee, who officially replaced Avi Kaplan in February. Kirstin says he “fit right in” with the group.
“He’s so charismatic on stage,” she says. “I’m like, ‘I wanna be like that!’”
ABC/Fred LeeIggy Azalea says she knew about her pal Demi Lovato’s relapse before Demi revealed it in her new song, “Sober.”
"I had known about it, as a close friend," the rapper tells Entertainment Tonight. "So I had really wanted for her to be the one to tell people that. And I worried a lot, as her friend, that something was going to leak or somebody would somehow take that and use it negatively against her, or to make her seem like she's got a secret."
Iggy says she didn’t know Demi was recording a song about breaking her six years of sobriety, but she’s proud that her friend spoke out.
"I was just really proud of her that she was honest, because it's really hard to be honest with yourself,” she says. “So, to be honest with the whole world, [to share] something that you struggled with very publicly, it's something that is very admirable. I was very proud of her to see her write that song and put it out."
The two pals will both be playing the California Mid-State Fair together on July 22.
"I'm going to see her [soon]," Iggy says. "I'm opening for her. I'm her opening act, which is cool because I love the idea of that because she's my friend."
Iggy’s six-song EP, Survive the Summer, comes out August 3.
Alexi LubomirskiAriana Grande wants us all to "spread light" in these divisive political times. She does have a song called "The Light Is Coming," after all.
In a new cover story with Elle magazine, the singer talks about using her privilege to help others and how she feels about celebrities who refuse to use their platform to speak out.
"Everyone has to have uncomfortable conversations with their relatives," Ariana says. "Instead of unfriending people on Facebook who share different political views, comment! Have a conversation! Try to spread the f****** light."
Ariana is practicing what she preaches. She frequently speaks out about political and social issues, even if it might mean losing fans or album sales. She thinks it’s “wild” when fellow pop stars don’t speak up.
"There’s a lot of noise when you say anything about anything," she says. "But if I’m not going to say it, what’s the f****** point of being here? Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn’t mean I’m just going to shut up and sing my songs."
She adds, "I'm also going to be a human being who cares about other human beings; to be an ally and use my privilege to help educate people."
Ariana also talks to Elle about the aftermath of the Manchester attack, saying she dealt with "dizzy spells" and "felt so upside down." She credits fans for giving her courage to continue performing.
"It’s the most inspiring thing in the world that these kids pack the venue," she says. "They’re smiling, holding signs saying, ‘Hate will never win.' "Why would I second-guess getting on a f****** stage and being there for them?"
Jorda FrantzisCongratulations to Cardi B, who gave birth to a baby girl, Kulture Kiari Cephus, on Tuesday.
Cardi shared the news on Instagram Wednesday, posting a nude photo of herself, covering her breasts and exposing her pregnant belly, surrounded by a colorful floral arrangement.
She commented, “Kulture Kiari Cephus 07/10/18,” and tagged her husband Offset, “@offsetyrn.”
The baby is the first child for Cardi B and the fourth for Offset, born Kiari Cephus, who has three children from previous relationships.
The birth of their daughter comes two weeks after Cardi confirmed that she and Offset were secretly married last September.
On June 26, the “I Like It” rapper from Bronx, New York enjoyed a spectacular baby shower in Atlanta dubbed “Bardi Shower: A Bronx Fairytale." The party featured a full band, dancing ballerinas, and pink roses of every shade. There was also a Bardi Baby Book Library, and a Bardi Baby Bodega filled with pink drinks.
Image Group LA/ABCTwenty One Pilots are back in a big way. After a week of cryptic teasers, the "Stressed Out" duo has announced a new album and a North American tour, and released two new songs.
The album, the follow-up to 2015's smash-hit Blurryface, is titled Trench, and will arrive on October 5. It'll feature the new singles "Jumpsuit" and "Nico and the Niners," both of which are available now for digital download.
"Jumpsuit" is accompanied by a music video, which seems to reflect TOP's transition from Blurryface to the Trench era. In the visual, streaming now on YouTube, a red-clad horseman rides frontman Tyler Joseph, who's wearing a yellow-and-black jumpsuit. As the rider approaches Joseph, he leaves black marks on his neck, seemingly a nod to the black makeup the musician wore during the Blurryface live shows.
As for the tour, the North American leg will kick off October 16 in Nashville, and will conclude November 21 in Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets to the trek, dubbed the Bandito tour, will go on sale to the general public next Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. local time. You can register for pre-sale tickets via Ticketmaster's Verified Fan program now via TwentyOnePilots.com.
Here are the Bandito tour dates:
10/16 -- Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena 10/17 -- Chicago, IL, United Center 10/19 -- St Louis, MO, Enterprise Center 10/20 -- Milwaukee, WI, Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center 10/21 -- St Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center 10/23 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena 10/24 -- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena 10/26 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden 10/27 -- Uniondale, NY, NYCB Live, Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 10/28 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center 10/30 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 10/31 -- Washington, DC, Capital One Arena 11/2 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena 11/3 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 11/4 -- Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center 11/6 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 11/7 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center 11/9 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena 11/10 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum 11/11 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena 11/13 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena 11/15 -- Portland, OR, Moda Center 11/16 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome 11/17 -- Boise, ID, Taco Bell Arena 11/19 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 11/20 -- Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena 11/21 -- Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
ABC/Eddy ChenJustin Timberlake just made English soccer fans very happy.
He announced on Instagram that he’ll be broadcasting the England vs. Croatia World Cup match on the big screens of London’s O2 Arena before his concert there tonight. This way, fans won’t have to choose between the two.
“Hey, London, I’ve been doing some thinking,” Justin says in the Instagram video. “We had a crazy show on Monday. Got another one coming up on Wednesday. But there’s also another very important thing happening on Wednesday."
He continues, “So here’s what we’re gonna do. I spoke to the O2 and for the first time ever, doors will open at 6:30 and we’re gonna play this England/Croatia match up on my big screens. So come here, and we’ll watch it together.”
England is one game away from the finals. The country has only won the World Cup once – back in 1966.