Michael Tran/FilmMagicPink and her husband Carey Hart have had many ups and downs in their relationship, but these days, they seem to be pretty solid, as they parent their two children Willow and Jameson. Now, Pink is opening up about why the two have been able to stick together all these years: therapy.
In a preview of an interview which will air Friday morning on NBC's Today show, Pink tells Carson Daly, "Carey and I have been in couples counseling almost our entire 17 years that we’ve been together."
The two have been married for 13 years. In 2008, they announced they were splitting, but they got back together in 2009. According to the singer, it was counseling that saved their marriage.
“It’s the only reason we’re still together. He speaks Polish, I speak Italian, and [our therapist] speaks both," Pink says. "We don’t speak the same language.”
It's not clear if Pink is speaking metaphorically, but she continues, "We come from broken families, and we had no model for, 'How are we supposed to keep this family together and live this crazy life?' And there’s no book that says, ‘Here’s how to do this.’ So we go to counseling, and it works.”
Pink says she's all for being open about the fact that you're seeking help, especially these days, when kids seem to be plagued by anxiety and depression.
"I fully understand that and I’ve been depressed, I have anxiety. I over-think everything," Pink says. "But what I do is I keep the right people around me, and I go to therapy.”
Pink's new album, the aptly titled Hurts 2B Human, is out on Friday.
David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImageJustin Bieber appeared at Coachella, teased a new album and contributed a few verses to Lil Dicky's new charity single. Now it appears as though he's working on something with his pal Ed Sheeran, with whom he co-wrote the songs "Love Yourself" and "Cold Water."
A week ago, Justin's manager Scooter Braunposted a photo on Instagram showing Justin standing in front of a green screen, with the caption, "This guy! Something is happening."
And today, Ed's manager Stuart Campposted a photo of Ed standing in the exact same pose in front of an identical green screen, with the caption, "This guy! Something is happening. "
A source close to the situation tells the website The Blast that Justin and Ed are "definitely working on a new project together," but there are no further details.
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TIMETaylor Swift is a role model to millions of fans worldwide, but in a new video she made for TIME, she gushes about the person who she calls HER role model: former Beatle Paul McCartney:
Asked to name her three biggest influences, Taylor says the social networking site Tumblr is #3, and McCartney is #2.
"He's had just this amazing career. He's created, just, unparalleled art and y'know, probably been faced with more pressure than most people," Taylor says. "And he's always been known to be kind to people, respectful and also really selfless as a performer."
What she means by that, she explains, is that McCartney is perfectly happy to perform numerous classic Beatles hits in concert, along with his own solo material.
"You wanna hear all that old, iconic, classic stuff, and I like it when a performer knows that and will give that to their fans, rather than being, like, 'No, I'm only playing this new project,'" Taylor says.
"I think you gotta be respectful of what people want and I just think that's really cool," she adds. "And I also like his new music too. He's still got it...really love Paul McCartney!"
But Taylor says her #1 influence is cats -- especially her two cats, Olivia and Meredith. Taylor also jokes she accepted a role in the upcoming movie musical Cats because of them.
"I went to cat school, which they have on set readily available for us," she says of filming the upcoming musical. "And learned how to be as much like a cat as I possibly could."
"Cats are just really cool...they're very dignified," she adds. "They're independent. They're very capable of dealing with their own life and if you fit into that on that day, they'll make some time for you...maybe."
Michael Kovac/Getty Images for ELLE MagazineStop callin’, stop callin’, she doesn’t wanna talk anymore. A source tells Us Weekly that Lady Gaga’s ex-fiance Christian Carino hasn’t been able to leave her alone since the breakup.
“She’s been hounded by Christian,” the source says. “She told him not to contact her.”
Another source tells Us that their relationship was “a bit toxic,” and that Gaga has been “enjoying her life” since their split.
The former couple, who started dating in 2017, announced they had parted ways in February, not long before Gaga won an Oscar for her song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born.
Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney from 2015 to 2016.
Jamie McCarthy/WireImageWhen a butterfly mural popped up in Nashville’s The Gulch neighborhood last week, rumors swirled that it was related to Taylor Swift’s big reveal on April 26. Turns out, those rumors were true.
As the mural by artist Kelsey Montague got a touch-up on Thursday, Taylor posted on her Instagram Story that the painting contained clues about her new music.
"We've commissioned this butterfly mural to be painted on a wall in Nashville," she explained. "We put clues about the song and new music in the mural."
Fans quickly gathered at the mural after Taylor said she was on her way there. She showed up, wearing a lilac crop top and skirt adorned with tiny butterflies, and took photos by the mural before mingling and snapping selfies with fans.
The mural is painted in the same pastel color palette Taylor has been using in her recent Instagram post and wardrobe choices. The wings are decorated with seven flowers, allegedly signifying her seventh album, and 13 hearts, in honor of Taylor’s favorite number.
It also features cats, which could refer not only to Taylor's pets Olivia and Meredith, but also her upcoming role in the movie Cats.
Today’s addition to the mural included the word “ME!” painted in between the butterfly wings.
After her time at the mural, Taylor posted her "next clue" on Instagram. "I’ll be joining the magnificent [Robin Roberts] for a chat tonight on ABC live from Nashville," she wrote.
Courtesy: BillboardAhead of their performance at the Billboard Music Awards next week, the Jonas Brothers cover the latest issue of Billboard magazine and reveal their comeback journey.
Nick was the first one to bring up the idea of a reunion to his brothers Joe and Kevin back in 2017. Kevin was immediately on board, wanting his two young daughters to be able to see their dad on stage. But Joe, who was still focused on his other band DNCE, needed some convincing.
Before they fully decided on making new music together, they began shooting a documentary, which is set to be released on Amazon later this year. It turns out making that film helped them work through their issues and ultimately fueled the reunion.
“The documentary was a way for us to figure out what we wanted to say and who we wanted to be in this new chapter,” Nick says.
They decided their new music would be a mix of feel-good tracks and songs about their personal lives. Nick says a song called “I Believe” is about his romance with wife Priyanka Chopra, while a track called “Hesitate” is about Joe’s relationship with Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner.
In addition to inspiring songs, the two actresses helped the group make sure the music they were making fit in with today's current scene.
“Priyanka and Sophie love pop music and listen to Spotify’s Today’s Top Hits...all the time,” Nick says. “So they were a really good gauge, like, ‘Does this sound good?’ ”
Fans will get to hear those tracks when the Jonas Brothers’ new album, Happiness Begins, comes out June 14.
Neal Preston/Warner Bros.Bradley Cooper's voice is prominently featured in the new movie Avengers: Endgame -- he plays Rocket Racoon, one of the Guardians of the Galaxy. But when Cooper appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, Ellen grilled him about his previous project, A Star Is Born.
Specifically, she wanted to know if he has any future plans to collaborate with Lady Gaga again, musically. The answer is yes, but not in the way you might think.
After gushing over Cooper and Gaga's show-stopping performance of "Shallow" on the Academy Awards earlier this year, Ellen asked the Grammy-winning actor, "Would you and Gaga go on tour? Because the album is doing really well."
"I mean, no," Cooper said immediately. But then he gave fans a ray of hope.
"Y'know, what I thought would be a cool thing to do, maybe one night, is like, do a live reading of the movie -- of the script -- and sing all the songs as you're reading the script. Like, at the Hollywood Bowl or something," he explained. "That would be cool, right?"
"Yes, that would be really cool!" blurted an enthusiastic Ellen. "Do that! Yes!"
It's not clear when Cooper would find the time to do that, though. He's already committed to direct and star in another music-related film: a biopic of the late, legendary conductor Leonard Bernstein.
Stefan KohliLauv has released the first song and music video from his upcoming debut album, ~how i’m feeling~.
The track, called “Drugs & the Internet,” is about escaping reality in unhealthy ways. In the video, Lauv gets sucked through a TV screen into a trippy digital dimension.
In that dimension, he sits in a room with old electronic equipment and joins a bizarre dinner party where they’re only serving Jell-O. The clip ends with him popping out of the TV screen, only to find he’s trapped behind a laptop screen, where he's being watched by another version of himself.
“I traded all my friends for drugs and the internet/Ah sh**/Am I a winner yet?/Look quick/Hasn’t hit him yet/Mom’s back home with a drink and a cigarette,” Lauv sings on the chorus.
He explains he wrote the song as he was “struggling with feelings of extreme emptiness and depression” and that it “felt more therapeutic than any song I’d written before.”
"I wrote it as a sort of self-analysis for my obsession with the way I wanted to present myself to the world — a commentary on the world we live today,” he says. “It is as much self-deprecating as it is serious and sad.”
Lauv adds, “I am more proud of this song and video than anything i have ever created in my life, and I’m so excited that it’s yours now."
Earlier this month, Lauv announced that instead of his ~how I’m feeling~ album in the traditional sense, he’ll be releasing it song by song as he makes it.
Sony Music International/STMPD RCRDS/RCA RecordsFall Out Boy's Patrick Stump lends his vocals to a new song called "Summer Days," recorded in collaboration with DJ Martin Garrix and rapper Macklemore.
Stump handles the hook of the funky track, which he sings in a high falsetto. You can download the tune now via digital outlets.
"I'm just happy to get to be a part of a fun song like this where someone lets me sing falsetto," Stump says in a statement. "Martin's a hell of a producer and really knows his stuff. I was also pretty amped to hear Macklemore was involved as well. All in all, a fun project to work on."
"Summer Days" follows "I've Been Waiting," Fall Out Boy's collaboration with the late rapper Lil Peep.
Fall Out Boy's most recent album is 2018's M A N I A.
NBC/dick clark productionsPaula Abdul is hitting the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform a medley of some of her biggest hits.
The performance, the show’s annual "Throwback" moment, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Paula scoring a record-breaking four number-one hits from her debut album, Forever Your Girl.
Paula is the first female artist ever to notch four number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles from a debut album: "Forever Your Girl," “Straight Up," "Opposites Attract" and "Cold Hearted."
Paula's appearance on the BBMAs will reunite with her with Kelly Clarkson, who's hosting the show and also performing. Of course, Paula was one of the three judges who helped Kelly on her journey to being crowned the first-ever American Idol.
In addition to Kelly and Paula, the BBMAs will also feature performances from, Lauren Daigle, Jonas Brothers, Khalid, Halsey, BTS, Madonna and Maluma, Panic! at the Disco, and this year’s ICON Award recipient, Mariah Carey, who is, coincidentally, another former American Idol judge.
The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas May 1 on NBC, with Kelly Clarkson serving as host.
Atlantic Records/STX EntertainmentKelly Clarkson is giving fans a look at the video for her new single "Broken & Beautiful," a day before the rest of the UglyDollsOriginal Motion Picture Soundtrack becomes available.
The colorful video stars both Clarkson and her daughter River Rose, alongside exclusive animation of Kelly's UglyDolls character, Moxy. Blending live action and custom animation, the video also features a cameo by a personalized UglyDoll version of DJ Marshmello, who produced the song alongside Steve Mac.
The full soundtrack featuring original songs from the animated musical by Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas, Bebe Rexha, Blake Shelton and more.
Kelly will perform "Broken & Beautiful" on the Billboard Music Awards on May 1st, an event she's also hosting. That airs two days before the UglyDolls movie hits theaters.
Scott Dudelson/Getty Images for CoachellaAs Coach's global ambassador, it's no surprise Selena Gomez is the first guest on the fashion brand's new podcast, Dream It Real, which is about "young people transforming the world one dream at a time." The episode's live now, and in it, Selena reveals a bit about her long-awaited new album.
After talking about "Taki Taki," her hit single with DJ Snake, Cardi B and Ozuna, Selena is asked if she has any future collaborations lined up. "There's always possibility for that, but actually, working on this new record, I just wanted it to be me. All me," she reveals.
While Selena has done many collaborations in the past, with everyone from A$AP Rocky and Kygo to Marshmello and Charlie Puth, she says the album -- which still doesn't have a title or release date -- is too personal a project to bring other artists in.
"Every song is a story I’ve experienced," she tells the podcast. "To that point, I think there’s no one who’s going to tell my story better than myself. So I just really wanted to kind of just live with my story a bit and create it into something that means a lot to me."
And after a rough year that saw her struggle with health problems and related issues, Selena says her goals for the immediate future are simple.
"I wanna explore the world 'cause I've been everywhere but I've seen absolutely nothing," she shares. She also plans to "continue to work on myself and my album." And part of working on herself involves her new favorite word, "intention."
As she notes, "I want everything in my life to have meaning...I want to be intentional, with my friends, with people. Like, appreciating the conversations that I'm in and appreciating people around me."
Andy Lecompte @andylecompteMadonna debuted the music video for her new single "Medellín" featuring Colombian reggaeton singer Maluma on Wednesday, during a live broadcast on MTV.
The clip begins with Madonna's whispering voiceover explaining how she became "Madame X," the eye patch-wearing cha-cha instructor you see in the video. Her past included being "kidnapped, tortured and abused," but, she adds, "I still have hope.
"From now on, I'm Madame X, and Madame X loves to dance," she says. "Because you can't hit a moving target."
When Maluma shows up to one of her dance classes, the two have an instant attraction and embark on a whirlwind romance, which culminates in a colorful wedding celebration. The video ends with the two riding off on horseback together.
"Medellín" is the first single from Madonna's new album Madame X, which comes out June 14.
ABC/Lou RoccoPink is the proud mother of two adorable children...and one new motorcycle.
On Tuesday, Pink posted a photo of herself posing in front of a new bike, a gift from her husband Carey Hart. She captioned it, "My [love] won’t give me another baby, so he built me one. She rips.”
She also added the hashtag #Whatshouldwenameher.
Pink and Carey are already parents to seven-year-old Willow and two-year-old Jameson, and Jameson seems to be taking after his dad in the bike department. A few days ago, Carey posted a photo of the toddler riding a tiny BMX bike on a dirt track.
"Jamo’s first night on the Bmx track and he was over the moon!!!!!!!" wrote Carey, adding, "I have a feeling it’s gonna be on with this one."
Earlier this week, Pink told Ellen DeGeneres that she'd no longer post photos of her kids on social media, because of the non-stop mommy-shaming she's experienced. But if you want to see pictures of Willow and Jameson, Carey's still posting them. In fact, two days ago, Carey posted a photo of Willow taking target practice with a rifle.
"I’m teaching her fire arm safety and procedure. I want her to be educated, comfortable, and confident," he captioned the pic.
The comments were split between people -- mostly from outside the U.S. -- wondering why on earth a child needs to know how to handle a gun, and people who grew up around firearms and think they're great.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGWhen Justin Bieber hit back at a reporter for criticizing his Coachella performance, Ariana Grande backed him up.
In response to E!’s Nightly Pop host Morgan Stewart, who called him out for lip-syncing, Justin tweeted, “Imagine if you spent even half the time you spend laughing at other people's expense actually building people up and encouraging people, how much positivity you could bring.”
Justin encouraged Stewart to use her platform for good, continuing, “And rather than being positive you belittle people. Think about how awesome it felt for me to be on that stage after being away for so long the excitement and joy it gave me doing the thing i love the most, i sang to [a] backtrack like most cameos do this is a normal thing.”
Ariana quickly came to his defense, tweeting, “We also decided to do this ten minutes before my set started. we had 0 soundcheck, 0 rehearsal. u were singing with the back tracking like most cameos do.”
She added, “people are bored. people don’t know how it feels to be under such scrutiny. the world was happy to have u on stage again.”
After tweeting some more words of encouragement to Justin, she concluded, “i don’t like when people try to ruin beautiful moments for my friends that’s all. have a good day.”
Atlantic Records/STXfilmsKelly Clarkson's latest single, "Broken & Beautiful," is from her upcoming animated film UglyDolls, and she says she really loves it, for two reasons.
In a clip posted on People.com, Kelly says, "'Broken & Beautiful' is one of my favorite things I've ever been able to record, one, because Pink wrote it, and I'm a huge Pink fan."
Pink co-wrote the song with two of Ed Sheeran's frequent collaborators -- Steve Mac and Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid -- as well as Christopher Comstock, better known as electronic DJ/producer Marshmello.
As for the second reason she loves the song, Kelly says, "There couldn’t have been a more perfect song written for the whole theme of this movie. And 'broken' meaning, not damaged, 'broken' just meaning everybody’s under construction!”
In the movie, Kelly stars as Moxy, a misfit toy who leads her pals to the town of Perfection, in hopes of getting matched with a child in the real world. But they eventually learn that nobody's perfect, and it's much better to be unique and to love yourself and all your imperfections.
Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesAfter cancelling his South African shows due to vocal strain last week, Sam Smith has now been forced to cancel more upcoming performances – including his planned Billboard Music Awards performance next week.
According to a statement posted to his social media, the singer's “medical specialists are requiring him to have further rest.”
“Regrettably this means that he will be unable to perform at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in Baku this weekend or the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas next week,” the statement continues.
“We apologize for the disappointment for those affected, but the primary focus at this time needs to be on Sam’s recovery and health,” it concludes.
Less than an hour into his Cape Town show on April 16, Sam left the stage after straining his voice. He was supposed to play five stops in South Africa in total.
He had been set to perform “Dancing with a Stranger” with Normani at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1, which would have been his first time performing at the ceremony.
Josh LehrerThe hit musical Waitress marks its third anniversary on Broadway this week, and the show’s songwriter, Sara Bareilles, is commemorating the milestone.
“This show that changed my life opened 3 years ago today,” Sara tweeted Wednesday. “I will forever be thankful. It really IS amazing what baking can do. Happy 3rd birthday to our sweet @WaitressMusical.”
In honor of the anniversary, Sara has released the original demo version of the show’s hit ballad, “She Used to be Mine.”
She also shared with Entertainment Weeklyan excerpt of a letter she wrote to director Diane Paulus and musical director Nadia DiGiallonardo after writing her first iteration of the song, which is sung by the main character, Jenna. She's a pregnant waitress who's stuck in a bad marriage, and starts an affair with her OB-GYN. She's also a whiz at baking pies.
“Hello ladies! I am nearing the end of my recording and just wanted to reach out and say I have birthed my first rough idea for Jenna’s ballad,” Sara wrote in her letter.
“This is a super simple song, but it feels like an appropriate approach to Jenna’s moment of reflection of realizing just exactly what’s at stake in her life.”
Sara's letter continued, “It felt like a moment for her to describe herself in her own words, and be brutally honest with herself about who she was and the mistakes that she made. As I said, this is just a rough idea, but I actually really love the simplicity of it. Pleading, heartfelt and raw.”
The show is currently playing on Broadway, on tour and on London’s West End.
Dennis LeupoldAhead of the summer concert season, Live Nation is bringing back its National Concert Week promotion -- and that means super-cheap tickets for you.
Between May 1 and May 7, fans can purchase concert tickets for just $20 each, including fees. There are more than two million tickets available to see 600 artists across 2,800 shows and multiple musical genres, from country, pop and rock to metal, Latin and comedy.
Prior to the official start of the week, there's a 24-hour exclusive T-Mobile pre-sale starting April 30 at 5 a.m. ET.
The general on-sale starts May 1 at 9 a.m. PT through May 7 at 11:59 p.m. PT via NCW.LiveNation.com.
It's worth noting that some of the participating artists aren't going on tour until the fall, but you can buy the cheap tickets now.
Here's a partial list of the participating acts:
Pentatonix Hootie & The Blowfish Backstreet Boys Rob Thomas Jennifer Lopez Bryan Adams Sara Bareilles The Chainsmokers Lukas Graham Train & Goo Goo Dolls Florida Georgia Line Nelly/TLC/Flo Rida New Kids on the Block
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGWhen he took the stage for a surprise performance with Ariana Grande at Coachella last weekend, Justin Bieber excited fans by teasing that an album was “coming soon.”
But apparently he spoke too soon. A source tells People he won’t actually be releasing new music in the near future.
“Justin is not about to release another album soon. He started working on a new album a while ago before he needed a break,” the source says. “He is now finally excited about making new music again. However, a new album won’t be finished for at least several months.”
Last month, Justin wrote a lengthy Instagram post in which he said new music was taking a backseat to his mental health as he focuses on repairing some “deep rooted issues.”
The source tells People that Justin’s outlook has been steadily improving.
“The amazing thing is that Justin feels motivated to slowly start working on the album,” the insider says. “He didn’t feel like this before. More and more of the happy and positive Justin is starting to emerge.”
When Justin took the stage with Ariana to sing “Sorry,” it was his first time performing on stage in two years. “I had to get my groove back, I had to get my swag back,” he told the crowd.
While we're waiting, you can hear Justin briefly on "Earth," the new charity single from Lil Dicky that features everyone from Katy Perry and Shawn Mendes to Ed Sheeran and Ariana.