Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording AcademyDua Lipa admits she's still kicking herself for accidentally starting a pregnancy rumor a week ago.
Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday, the "Levitating" singer opened up about the emoji faux pas that convinced some of her 59 million followers that she had a bun in the oven.
The photo in question, posted January 5, was a candid snap of Lipa walking in a green and plaid cut out mini dress -- but it was what she put in the caption that stole all the attention.
"I like finding little random emojis, I put like a little baby bottle, little angel, some sparkles, random... I really didn't think this through and I posted it and then I look at the comments," the 25-year-old singer winced, recalling all the comments asking if she was pregnant.
"I look at the picture and I look at the comment, I look at the comment, I look at the picture, look at the comment, I'm like, surely I don't look pregnant," she furthered. "I'm like 'Oh, my god these emojis have come to bite me in the [butt]... or the stomach!'"
The two-time Grammy Award-winner confessed she "deleted the caption but wasn't smart enough to take it off my Twitter," earning a chuckle from host Jimmy Kimmel.
"Just to clear it up, I'm not pregnant," Lipa, 25, insisted before vowing to never announce anything major using emojis because "then I'd be the boy who cried wolf."
Lipa also shared more about her Albanian heritage, confessing that she is "quite superstitious."
She revealed several things she'll never do, such as take out the trash at night or wash clothes on a Friday.
Lipa also revealed Albanians wear their underwear inside out during special events "so that the evil eye doesn't get you."
The Kelly Clarkson Show is up for Best Talk Show against late-night, online and cable TV series: Her competition includes Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime's Desus & Mero and Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk.
Kelly's show was nominated last year but didn't win; however, it did go on to score three Daytime Emmy Awards, including the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host trophy for Kelly herself.
The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California and will be broadcast live on The CW.
Getty Images for dcpOne of 2020's bright spots was the release of Dua Lipa's Future Nostalgia album. Now it looks like she'll have more music for us in 2021.
On Sunday, the Grammy-winner tweeted, "B-sides are on the way...."
According to the U.K.'s Official Charts Company, Dua had previously told fans that she wanted to release an album of B-sides -- songs that were recorded for Future Nostalgia but that didn't make the final cut.
As far as what will be on the album, Official Charts Company reports that Dua apparently worked with legendary producer and Chic frontman Nile Rodgers on some tracks for the record, but initially rejected them because she wanted stuff that sounded "more current." Perhaps we'll now get to hear those songs.
Last year, Dua also released Club Future Nostalgia, an album of remixes of songs from the album featuring guests like Madonna and Gwen Stefani.
Streamline/InterscopeLast year, Lady Gaga announced that she was teaming up with OREOS to release special cookies inspired by her latest album, Chromatica. Well, the sweet treats are now available to pre-order.
The limited-edition OREOS -- which have pink outsides, green creme filling and Gaga-related images embossed on them -- can be ordered at Walmart.com now. They cost $3.67 per pack but if you want them delivered to your house you'll pay an extra $5.99 to get them by February 5. Then again, if you don't pre-order them, your local store may be sold out when the cookies finally hit shelves.
In addition to the cookies themselves, each package has QR code that you can scan to "unlock musical messages of kindness to send to your friends," according to the website. There's also a way for you to enter to win a (possibly virtual) meet and greet with Gaga.
Meanwhile, you can watch Gaga herself in action on Wednesday, when she sings the national anthem at the presidential inauguration.
Vertical EntertainmentIf things had gone a little differently, the cast of Sia's upcoming movie, Music, might have included Katy Perry...or even Beyoncé.
Speaking to Australia's NOVA FM, Sia said that the screenplay for the film called for a "pop star," so she asked her friend Katy Perry to play the role. But then a week before the scene was set to be filmed, Katy bailed out, saying she had too many other things going on.
"So I quickly sent [the script] off to Beyoncé," Sia continued. "They got it, but I didn't get a response, and it was only two days before the shoot of that scene. "So I was like, 'I need a pop star! Ohmigod, I need a pop star! Wait: I'm a pop star!"
Which is why Sia ended up appearing in the movie, which she also directed and co-wrote. According to one review, she plays a version of herself who's buying pills from Zu, Kate Hudson's character.
So far, the overall reviews of the film -- which in addition to Hudson also stars Leslie Odom Jr., Héctor Elizondo and Maddie Ziegler -- have been less than enthusiastic, but you can judge for yourself when it's released in the U.S. next month.
Gotham/GC ImagesKaty Perry announced over the weekend that she is changing up her diet, but kicked up a firestorm when she announced that she intends to make her dog, Nugget, a vegan, too.
"I’m about 95% ready to be 100% VEGAN," the American Idol judge announced Saturday on Twitter. "My dog Nugget has been joining me on this journey for the past 4 monthz."
Calling for fans to "pray for us okay," the 36-year-old received more than what she bargained for, as the tweet ignited an intense debate about proper animal nutrition.
PETA weighed in on the debate by praising Perry's choice.
"Wonderful news! We’re SO happy for you—and for Nugget, too. You’ll both love how it feels eating clean and helping animals," the organization shouted out and included a hyperlink to some vegan recipes.
Other fans weren't convinced and begged the "Smile" singer to reconsider.
According to a 2018 report from National Geographic, canines thrive as long as their diets meet their protein and dietary fat requirements.
A typical dog's diet sees 20 to 35 percent of its daily calories coming from protein, the report found.
Ryan Bethencourt, co-founder of vegan dog food brand Wild Earth, told National Geographic that when it comes to promoting the advantages of a vegan diet in dogs, "It’s something we don’t have data for right now, but as you’ve seen with vegan athletes, we think that a non-meat diet will be beneficial to the animals as well, perhaps surprisingly so."
Bethencourt added that cats can never be fed a vegan diet, as they are true carnivores and are unable to fully digest plant-based foods.
At the time of the 2018 report, the market for plant-based foods was valued just under $5 billion.
Toni Anne Barson/FilmMagicSelena Gomez has broken her silence about why she publicly condemned Big Tech in the wake of the January 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol.
Speaking over the weekend to Apple Music's Zane Lowe, where she previously discussed her new Spanish-language single "De Una Vez," the 28-year-old explained she no longer cared about the potential consequences of calling out social media giants.
"I don’t care...It genuinely happened because it needed to," asserted Gomez, who said she started "reaching to people immediately, like directly" as pro-Trump protestors ransacked the Capitol.
"I wasn’t afraid to call out a Mark Zuckerberg or speak what I wanted to speak, because I could not handle what I was seeing," Gomez admitted, who believes her callout posts sparked positive change. "Already we’re getting progress, I can tell."
"I can’t stand the fact that people have to know that there are neo-Nazi groups online, and there are hate groups online, and misinformation, from U.S. voting to the COVID virus," continued the Spring Breakers star, adding, "they’re not allowed to do that. This is supposed to be a place where people share... their life. Not to create hate and to hurt people."
"I just think that it's necessary to call the people out who are responsible," she concluded.
After putting Instagram, Twitter, Google and Facebook on blast following the January 6 riot, Gomez expanded her criticism to YouTube.
The "Lose You to Love Me" singer on Saturday reacted to a report that claimed the popular video website was allowing domestic terrorists to collect live donations on videos that spread purported misinformation.
"I love @YouTube and put a music video on there the other day... how can this be happening?," Gomez tweeted. "I don’t want my fans or anyone to be funding hate or violence."
Rodin Eckenroth/Getty ImagesAfter Lance Bass accidentally let it slip in September that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel secretly welcomed their second child, the couple refused to confirm or deny the report.
Now, the "Sexyback" singer is ready to come clean in a candid interview with Ellen DeGeneres on Monday.
DeGeneres shared a clip of her upcoming interview over the weekend, with her telling Timberlake, "You're a dad again. You have another little child."
The 10-time Grammy Award-winner confirmed that, indeed, he is a father of two and also revealed his little one's name.
"His name is Phineas," the proud dad announced when pressed to reveal more details about the newborn.
"He's awesome and so cute. Nobody's sleeping," Timberlake, 39, continued. "But we're thrilled. We're thrilled and couldn't be happier. Very grateful."
It was also revealed during the interview that Ellen was one of the first people -- outside of immediate family -- to learn of Biel's pregnancy.
"I think we were FaceTiming and you said, 'Hey, you want to know a secret?' and then Jessica walked in and you put your hand on her stomach," DeGeneres recalled. "You were like, 'I'm having another baby!'"
People obtained the full interview, which shows the former 'NSYNC singer describing how his eldest son, five-year-old Silas, is adjusting to being a big brother.
"Silas is super excited... Right now he's very much liking it," Timberlake gushed. "Phin can't walk yet or chase him down, so we'll see what happens."
And while his two children are getting along, the Palmer star confessed that making time for his wife has become a little more complicated now that they're a family of four.
"We don't see each other anymore," he joked, but admitted that being a dad of two is "a lot of fun."
Daniel PrakopcykRitt Momney is the stage name of Utah-based singer/songwriter Jack Rutter. His re-imagining of Corinne Bailey Rae's 2006 hit "Put Your Records On" has become an unlikely success -- and he thinks it's because the song's positive message is "the opposite of everything that's happening in the world."
"I have gotten like some DM's from people saying, '"Put Your Records On" really helped me...this has been a really depressing year and I listen to it all the time and it helps me feel better,'" Jack tells ABC Audio.
"And not that I can be, like, taking the credit for that -- because it's what Corrine did that's helping them through that --- but yeah, it is a really cool feeling," he adds. "It makes me feel like less of a business person, and more an artist, when I get messages like that."
So why that song? It's one his mom played all the time when he was little, and then he happened to hear it again during quarantine.
"I was just, like, 'Oh man, I used to listen to this all the time! This is a really good song!'" he recalls. "I was like, 'Oh, this would be a fun song to cover. Considering the times, this seems like the exact kind of light that is the opposite of everything that's happening in the world.'"
After taking off on TikTok in September, the song's now a radio hit, too, and Jack got to chat via Zoom with Corinne Bailey Rae, who's given his version her blessing.
"I was surprised by how she was exactly what you would expect her to be like," he says. "She was just so sunshiny and she was just so nice -- like, ridiculously nice, almost. It was super-awesome being able to talk to her."
Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversalBack in her American Idol days, Kelly Clarkson admits not everyone in the industry was so welcoming of her.
On Friday’s episode of The Kelly Clarkson Show, the singer told virtual guest Jennifer Love Hewitt that the actress was one of the only people who was nice to her at an early red carpet event.
"People were really mean to us because we're from a talent show and it was the first season. Like, everyone was so rude to us, like, on the carpet. ...It was so bad. It was a horrible experience," Kelly told Hewitt.
"You came up to me, ran up to me out of nowhere and were like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm really rooting for you,’” she continued. “You told me, 'Please keep the ones you love so close. It'll end up being about a few people in your life, unfortunately, but this business can be really hard.’”
"You just gave me this advice that was really kind in such an unkind time for me personally,” Kelly shared. “It meant the world to me. You were so nice."
Kelly, as we know, was the first-ever winner of American Idol. Back in September, she celebrated the 18th anniversary of her win.
The exclusive burrito bowl consists of cilantro-lime cauliflower rice, black beans, chicken, roasted chili-corn salsa, romaine lettuce and guacamole.
You can order it on Chipotle.com or through the Chipotle app for $12.20 and $1 from each order will be donated to the Shawn Mendes Foundation between now and January 28.
Chipotle and Shawn are also teaming up to award "Wonder Grants" to young activists focused on sustainability.
"It is important to me to partner with a company that values sustainability -- I'm excited to partner with Chipotle and appreciate their support for my Foundation and young changemakers who are leading the charge in these crucial efforts," Shawn says in a statement.
ABCJennifer Lopez has released the majestic music video for her new song, “In the Morning.”
The artistically shot visual begins with JLo sinking gracefully into an ocean, symbolizing a woman who has fallen into a toxic relationship. She then transforms into a mermaid and rises to the top. She continues her rise and her metamorphosis, growing her own wings so she’s free to fly away.
"I am soooo excited for you to see the official video for #InTheMorning," JLo previously teased on Instagram. "It's full of symbolism about a dark one-sided relationship and the realization that you can't change anyone else ... you can only change yourself!!!"
"Grow your own wings and walk away from anyone or anything that doesn't truly value all you have to offer," she also wrote.
Jennifer debuted the track back on November 27, along with risqué cover art featuring her strategically posed naked.
Nettwerk/Black Crow RecordsEd Sheeran has put his stamp on his pal Passenger’s new song.
The track “Sword from the Stone” has gotten a "Gingerbread Remix" courtesy of production work by Ed. Passenger, born Michael Rosenberg, wrote the song during lockdown, driven by feelings of loneliness and isolation.
“Ed was really excited about the song when I played it to him and suggested that he produce a version that could potentially work as a radio single,” Passenger says in a statement. “It’s not every day you have that kind of offer from a pop genius, and I’m so delighted with what he and [producer] Joe [Rubel] have come up with. It’s been such a fun one to work on.”
This isn't the first time Ed and Passenger combined their musical talents. Passenger, known best for the song "Let It Go," previously worked with Ed on the 2013 track "Heart's on Fire." Passenger also served as the opening act for Ed on tour in 2012 and 2013.
“Sword from the Stone” is the opening track off Passenger’s new album, Songs for the Drunk and Broken Hearted, out now.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcpKesha is hoping that her new hobby, which she says she picked up from Demi Lovato, will allow her to make contact with alien life.
Speaking withEntertainment Tonight, the "Praying" singer admitted that she has been spending time trying to summon aliens.
Kesha, 33, says she was first turned onto the activity when she invited Lovato onto her Kesha and the Creepiespodcast last December.
"I loved the conversation we had," the two-time Grammy nominee gushed, adding that Lovato was well-versed in the strange but exciting hobby. "There were a couple books she mentioned and an app she mentioned that I immediately downloaded."
Kesha admits she became very excited about the possibility of communicating with alien life and told her family after her fateful interview, "'All I want for Christmas is for us all to meditate and try to channel extraterrestrials.'"
The "Tik Tok" singer adds her family was completely on board and now she's introducing her friends to the hobby "because of Demi Lovato."
As for why Kesha experimented with the idea of alien summoning, she said COVID-19 has intensified her anxiety and she needed to find an outlet to redirect the energy.
"I have never been this still. The world has just been at war this past 12 months," she adds. "It's just been a lot of anxiety."
Kesha adds that kickstarting her own podcast was another outlet she used to keep herself busy during the uncertain times while entertaining fans.
"I'm just talking about anything supernatural, anything unexplainable. I'm talking to musicians about the craziest stuff we've ever gone through. All different kinds of people from all over the world, and giving their wildest experiences," she explained. "I want to see things from different perspectives... I've always been into that."
RCA RecordsThere's a reason Zayn Malik teased his album Nobody Is Listening as "his most personal project to date" -- it's because the "Vibez" singer has taken full creative liberty to shamelessly express himself in the 11-track studio effort.
Nobody Is Listening is the followup to 2019's Icarus Falls.
Sonically and lyrically, Zayn's third studio album is chock full of experimental themes, notes and musical arrangements. In addition, Zayn's most private thoughts are laid bare across the 36-minute journey.
Blending pop, R&B, rap and soft rock, the album offers an extremely diverse sound. "Calamity" is a spoken word poem -- as if he is revealing his innermost thoughts in front of an empty room.
"But when it's time, wrap in white linen/ I rap this, I say it for my sanity/ Whatever the calamity, I did this for myself/ F*** all of your fantasies/ You're a snake, fell off the ladder/ I prefer speakin' in analogies/ I had enough of all this work/ And I can't trust that you're family," the 28-year-old singer delivers against a series of piano chords and drum snare.
Another daring song is "Connexion," where Zayn flexes his falsetto and vibrato as he sings about diving head first into a love that fills a hole in his life he never knew he had. The singer also becomes lost in the moment as his voice wanders aimlessly between notes.
Another track, "Sweat" picks up right where Zayn's first single "PILLOWTALK" left off and serves as one of the album's most sensual tracks.
The British singer also teams with artists Syd and Devlin for two tracks, "When Love's Around" and "Windowsill," respectively.
Here's the complete track listing for Nobody Is Listening, which is available for digital download and on-demand streaming now:
Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesLady Gaga and her father, Joe Germanotta, do not normally see eye-to-eye when it comes to politics. She is an outspoken liberal and he voted for President Donald Trump.
However, they both agree on one thing when it comes to Inauguration Day, which is January 20 -- it is an honor that she will be performing the National Anthem before President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris next Wednesday.
Speaking Thursday on Fox News, Germanotta -- who endorsed President Trump during the 2020 election cycle -- shared his thoughts on his daughter's upcoming gig.
"I'm extremely proud that she's able to participate," the 63-year-old restaurant owner expressed. "I'm looking forward to watching it!"
While he's excited to watch his daughter perform, he says the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five people dead makes him fear for his daughter's safety.
Germanotta admitted that he has "normal fears that a father would have any time my daughter performs" and noted, "I hope everybody stays happy, safe and it's a calm day."
Gaga will be performing alongside Jennifer Lopez during the inauguration.
Following Biden's swearing in ceremony, a TV special called Celebrating America will air live across a number of networks later that night. The 90-minute special, which premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET, will feature performances by Justin Timberlake, Jon Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and other stars throughout the broadcast. Tom Hanks will host.
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic The wait is finally over -- Selena Gomez's highly anticipated Spanish-language single "De Una Vez" is finally here.
"I am incredibly proud of my Latin background," Gomez, 28, said in a statement about her new single that she released Thursday. "It felt empowering to sing in Spanish again and ‘De Una Vez’ is such a beautiful love anthem."
The lyrics, when translated to English, tell the triumphant story of Gomez's broken heart finally healing after a former lover leaves her and she realizes she's better off without that person in her life.
"Once and for all/ I am stronger on my own/ And it's that I don't regret the past/ I know the time spent by your side/ Cut off my wings/ But now my chest is bullet proof," the Rare Beauty mogul gently sings in the rhythmic single.
The music video, which shows Gomez waking up on an empty bed and enjoying the freedom of having the house to herself, ends with the words "Baila Conmigo" flashing across the screen -- hinting at a followup Spanish-language single.
Gomez spoke to Apple Music's Zane Lowe about honoring her heritage with her music and confessed that she prefers singing in Spanish.
"I actually think I sing better in Spanish," the Spring Breakers star revealed, who was named after late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla. "I think Spanish came very naturally to me... Being able to say, and speak, and roll my Rs, and do all of that, that's already in me, thank goodness."
"I just hope that people understand how much I put my heart into this, and how amazing I feel about it," she smiled. "I'm targeting my heritage, and I couldn't be more excited."
The song is Selena's second Spanish-language single. She released "Un Año Sin Lluvia" in 2010.
David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images, Ethan Miller/Getty Images, Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images for MAXIMAriana Grande's hit "34 35" was already spicy on its own, but add Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion and it gets that much hotter.
On Friday, the trio released the remix to the sensual track, which is centered around the songstress' desires in the bedroom. The "34 35 Remix" starts out like the original with Ari delivering the first verse and hook before Doja takes over.
The "Say So" crooner stays on brand with the song as she raps suggestive lyrics about her activities between the sheets. Then, after a cut to the chorus, the "Savage" rapper does the same.
Ari first teased the collaboration on Wednesday when she posted an image of a TV screen with the silhouettes of three women -- the "pov" singer in the middle and the other two had question marks. She didn't keep her collaborators a mystery for long though. On Thursday, she, as well as, Doja and Megan, officially announced their joint record.
"34 35" was one of the most buzzed-about tracks off Ari’s sixth studio album, positions, which was released at the end of October -- and like the song, the album is also full of sexually-charged double entendres, innuendos, and vulnerable lyrics.
ABC"I Hope" singer Gabby Barrett will be a first-time mom "any day now," according to her Instagram account, but the former American Idol finalist says she's already thinking about baby number two.
"We're ready to add on to our family and get some babies in there," she tells People. "I definitely want to have more than one in the future, for sure."
Twenty-year-old Gabby, who's expecting a baby girl, tells People, "I always wanted to be a mom. It was something that was always ingrained in me from a very young age. I remember being in high school and I would always pray about my future spouse and my future kids."
"I just can't wait to see what she looks like. It's insane to me that we are literally right around the corner from this; that she's coming very soon," she adds.
Until then, Gabby will have to deal with the downsides of pregnancy.
"I can't do normal things that I want to do. I get so tired so quickly," she laments. "I want to clean the house and make sure everything's so clean, but it's so hard to bend down and it's hard to roll over when you sleep."
Luckily, her husband and fellow American Idol alum Cade Foehner is around to help out.
"He's just been very nice. He rubs my feet every single night. He's been extra, extra thoughtful," Gabby gushes, adding, "He's just been very patient about [my mood swings] and very understanding."
"I hope she gets Cade's hair, not mine," Gabby adds, laughing. "He has much nicer hair than I do."
Philipp Gladsome"Control" singer Zoe Wees is out with a new song and video, "Girls Like Us." Like "Control," the song is meant to offer comfort to people who are struggling, but in this case, the struggle is with self-confidence.
“It’s not always good to think about how you look to the rest of the world. It’s much more important to think about how you feel inside," the Germany-based singer explains. "It is not easy to call yourself beautiful but being confident helps you to accept and love yourself.”
"Mirror, Mirror on the wall/I don't see beautiful/Staring back at me," she sings. In the clip, disembodied hands wipe tears from her face; in other scenes, she appears wrapped in chains and standing in the rain.
“We’re walking through a world with blinded eyes," Zoe adds. "At the end of the day, we all go to bed without make-up with the ugliest clothes and wake up with the messiest hair on earth.”
This past week, Zoe made her U.S. T.V. debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden, singing "Control."