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Jon Bon Jovi & son teaming with Umami Burger for delicious charity initiative

Courtesy of sbe/Umami BurgerThanks to Jon Bon Jovi, this summer, you can guzzle wine and scarf burgers and help the homeless at the same time. The rocker and his son Jesse Bongioivi have teamed with the Umami Burger chain for a collaboration which runs now through July 14. Hampton Water, the award-winning rosé wine that […]

30-year-old "Love Shack": The B-52's to re-release "Cosmic Thing"

Rhino EntertainmentIt’s hard to believe that it’s been three decades since we first asked ourselves this burning question: “What the heck does ‘tin roof…rusted!’ mean?”  Yes, The B-52’s 1989 smash album Cosmic Thing — featuring the hit “Love Shack” — celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and a deluxe reissue being released to mark the […]

Backstreet Boys launch Millennium Week to celebrate 20th anniversary of "Millennium"

ABC/Paula LoboTo celebrate the 20th anniversary of their album Millennium, the Backstreet Boys are kicking off Millennium Week. Today, dubbed Millennium Monday, the group has launched “Backstreet Boys: Millennium Match,” a digital interactive experience for fans. By analyzing your Spotify history, Millennium Match determines which single from the best-selling album is your musical match.  It […]

Rob Thomas' "Smile" gets wider: Second leg of tour announced

Emblem/AtlanticThe first leg hasn’t even started yet, but Rob Thomas has already announced a second leg of his tour in support of his new album Chip Tooth Smile. The Chip Tooth Tour gets underway May 28 in Red Bank, NJ and wraps up August 4 in Uncasville, CT. The second leg starts August 16 in […]

Justin Timberlake gets an honorary degree: “I’m a doctor!”

Paul Marotta/Getty Images for BerkleeThat’s Dr. Justin Timberlake to you. Over the weekend, Boston’s Berklee College of Music presented Justin with an honorary doctorate degree, along with rapper Missy Elliot and Hamilton composer Alex Lacamoire. “Oh, y’all messed up giving me this award. I thought I had a big head before,” Justin joked in his […]

Janet Jackson's "Metamorphosis" adds three more dates ahead of launch this Friday

Live Nation/Park MGMJanet Jackson‘s upcoming Las Vegas residency hasn’t started yet, but it’s already a hit. The iconic singer has added three more dates, due to demand. Metamorphosis opens this Friday, May 17 at Park Theater at Park MGM resort. Originally, the performances for this year ended August 10, but now August 14, 16 and […]

'American Idol' picks its top three finalists

L-R: Finalists Alejandro Aranda, Madison VanDenburg and Laine Hardy; ABC/Eric McCandlessWe’re one step closer to crowning this season’s American Idol. On Sunday night’s penultimate episode, the remaining five contestants performed three songs each. The first was a song chosen by season-long mentor Bobby Bones; the second was an Elton John song in honor of the […]

Phil Collins goes digital with demos, B-sides and remixes

Atlantic/Rhino EntertainmentBack in the days when artists would release vinyl 45 RPM singles with an A-side and a B-side, Phil Collins would sometimes put demo versions of his hit songs on the B-side.  Now, those recordings are coming to digital for the first time. May 31 brings the release of Other Sides, a digital-only collection […]

Kelly, John, Adam and Blake all returning for "The Voice" season 17

Trae Patton/NBCKelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton are all returning to NBC’s The Voice for season 17. This will mark Kelly’s fourth time in the big red chairs and John’s second. Adam and Blake have been with the show since it started in 2011. Carson Daly will also return as host. Season […]

Christina Aguilera's Las Vegas residency to raise money for domestic violence victims

Live Nation/Caesars EntertainmentWith her new Las Vegas residency Christina Aguilera: The Xperience, the “Beautiful” singer will not just be entertaining fans — she’ll be raising money for a good cause. Christina has announced that one dollar from every ticket purchased to her show will go to The Shade Tree, a 24-hour accessible emergency shelter in […]

Taylor Swift's "EW" button clues revealed…mostly

Peggy Sirota for EW Ever since Taylor Swift’s Entertainment Weekly cover photo was revealed, showing the singer sporting a denim jacket full of buttons containing Easter eggs, fans have been working overtime to figure out what each one of them means. Now, EW is spilling the beans on the buttons…mostly. According to the mag, there […]

From the CN Tower to the Empire State Building: Shawn Mendes to light up

ABC/Lou RoccoShawn Mendes is from Toronto, but on Monday night, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks will be saluting his music. On Monday, Shawn will perform at the annual benefit concert put on by the Robin Hood Foundation, New York’s largest poverty-fighting charity.  To mark the occasion, at 10:30 p.m. ET, the lights […]

Sara Bareilles releases “Shiny,” an ode to moms on Mother’s Day

Epic RecordsSara Bareilles has a very special Mother’s Day gift for moms everywhere. The singer has released a new track called “Shiny,” which is designed to give moms a glimpse at how their children see them. “Surprise! In honor of Mother’s Day this weekend, I’m sharing my new song SHINY,” Sara tweets. “It’s about wanting […]

Ingrid Michaelson releases "Missing You" from new "Stranger Things"-inspired album

Cabin 24 RecordsWe don’t know if has “Eleven” tracks on it or not, but Ingrid Michaelson has officially announced that she’ll be releasing a new album called Stranger Songs, which is completely inspired by the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. “Missing You” is a song about someone who is with one person, but is thinking […]

Listen: Madonna has a craveable new single out

Live Nation/Interscope Records/Maverick If you believe the lyrics of her new track, Madonna‘s got some serious cravings, and they have nothing to do with White Castle. “Crave,” featuring rapper Swae [sway] Lee, is the third song to be released from the Queen of Pop’s upcoming album Madame X, and it seems to be about a […]

At Madison Square Garden, Billy Joel marks 70th birthday onstage with family & Frampton

L-R: Billy Joel, Della Joel, Alexa Ray Joel/Myrna M. Suarez/Getty ImagesHe didn’t start the fire, but there could’ve been one last night with all his birthday candles: Billy Joel turned 70 and celebrated onstage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Newsday reports that after the crowd cheered Billy for spending his big day performing […]

Meghan Trainor can't wait for kids: "I cry when I walk by diapers"

Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagicEver since Meghan Trainor married Daryl Sabara in December, she’s said she wants children right away. And speaking to People on Wednesday, she says she still is impatient for the day when she becomes a mom. “I am aggressive,” says the 25-year-old star. “I am very, like, ‘I want it, I want it now!’” […]

Pink shares story about her mom in support of UNICEF Mother's Day initiative

ABC/Lou RoccoIn honor of Mother’s Day Sunday, Pink is sharing a sweet story about her own mom to help bring awareness to the United Nations Children’s Fund. “When my parents split up, my mom had my brother and I,” Pink, a UNICEF ambassador says in a video shared with People. “She was an ER nurse […]

Shawn Mendes breaks the Internet again with latest Calvin Klein ad & pics

Brian ZiffShawn Mendes is back at it, unveiling half-naked photos and a video of himself from his Calvin Klein campaign. In the video, Shawn stands alone on a stage, in the middle of what looks like huge jewelry box set on its edge.  The camera zooms in and we see he’s wearing nothing but a […]

Katy Perry shows off her "bold, kooky and funny" new shoe collection tonight on QVC

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Katy Perry Collections You can usually find Katy Perry on your TV judging American Idol on ABC.  But tonight at 10 p.m. ET, she’ll be on QVC, showing off the new spring styles in her Katy Perry Collections line of footwear.  Katy likes to describe her shoes as “conversation starters” — […]

Happy Birthday, Piano Man: Billy Joel turns 70

John Lamparski/WireImageHappy Birthday, Billy Joel!  The Piano Man turns 70 today, and he’ll be celebrating tonight right where he belongs: onstage at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, along with 20,000 of his closest friends and fans. The show is part of Billy’s ongoing monthly residency at the famous venue, which he vows to continue […]

Buzz surrounding Lady Gaga's Met Gala appearance is worth big bucks

Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/VogueLady Gaga had everyone talking about her show-stopping Met Gala appearance – complete with four outfit changes – and all that talk is apparently worth big bucks. Footwear News reports that according to InfluencerDB, Gaga’s word-of-mouth mentions from the appearance are worth nearly $3.5 million. This statistic is known […]

Vanessa Carlton to star in Broadway's Carole King musical this summer

Nathan JohnsonYou know she’d walk a thousand miles…in Carole King’s shoes. Vanessa Carlton is set to take over the role of the legendary singer-songwriter in the hit Broadway show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Vanessa will join the cast on June 27 for a 10-week run. “It is a privilege to tell Carole’s story,” Vanessa […]

Adele's pal Ryan Tedder says her divorce will "without question" inspire new music

Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARASAdele hasn’t said anything publicly about her impending divorce, but according to her friend Ryan Tedder, the superstar singer is doing fine. Speaking to Us Weekly magazine, Ryan, who collaborated with Adele on her Grammy-winning albums 21 and 25, says, “I think she’s in a good place.” Noting that he sees […]

Justin Timberlake to receive Contemporary Icon Award from Songwriters Hall of Fame

RCA Records Justin Timberlake is an icon.  That’s according to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, which will present JT with its Contemporary Icon Award at this year’s induction and awards gala. The award is given to a songwriter/artist who has “attained an iconic status in pop culture.” This is only the second time this award […]