- Music notes: Doja Cat, Selena Gomez, Lizzo, Louis Tomlinson, Katy Perry, Miranda Kerr and the Backstreet Boys
Doja Cat responded to critics hating on her zany style. Posting three glamour shots of herself, Doja captioned it, "Felt like doing a pretty beat for you boring a** lemon water b****es out there so you can shut the f*** up now." Selena Gomez commented, "I love and feel you." Lizzo will be heading to Japan this summer to headline the Fuji Rock Festival alongside the Foo Fighters and The Strokes. Other artists include Lewis Capaldi, Alanis Morissette and Weezer. The event runs July 28 to July 30. Sign up for ticket alerts at viagogo.com. Louis Tomlinson is also heading to Asia for his Faith in the Future Tour. The singer released seven new dates and announced, "I’m really excited to be coming back to Asia for these shows in April. I can’t wait to see you all again this year!" Visit his official website for ticketing information and tour dates. Katy Perry and fiancé Orlando Bloom attended Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's surprise vow renewal, which was supposed to be a 50th birthday party for Portia. Katy and Orlando were among a crowd of famous faces at the event, which People says included Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, Courteney Cox and Gwyneth Paltrow. Speaking of Katy, Miranda Kerr is singing her praises. Kerr was previously married to Orlando and the two share a 12-year-old son named Flynn. The model shared clips of them on TikTok, writing, "When you love your son’s step mom [sic]." The Backstreet Boys are releasing a tribute book honoring their 30th anniversary. It'll feature tour photography, profiles of the band, memories from fans, a forward from Melanie "Sporty Spice" Chisholm and more. Backstreet Boys 30th Anniversary Celebration arrives April 11 and is available for preorder. Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
- Pink reveals she sang with Kelly Clarkson for an hour for Monday's episode of 'The Kelly Clarkson Show'
ABCPink will be Monday's guest on The Kelly Clarkson Show and revealed the episode will delight a lot of fans. Why? They're going to sing together. Pink shared a teaser of the upcoming episode and captioned it, "I [heart] @kellyclarkson and had so much fun singing with her for an hour of Songs & Stories on @kellyclarksonshow." Based on several other clips posted on the show's YouTube, it appears Pink will go over her music catalog with Kelly and explain the meaning behind some of her greatest songs. Not only that, the two will also perform them together. One clip has Pink reflecting on her 2017 song "What About Us" and what she was thinking when she wrote it. The singer recalled thinking, "We're not listening to each other right now and it's so loud and so gross and angry. And people are being forgotten. And people are being counted out and their rights are being trampled on just because a group of people doesn't believe in them." Pink added she didn't understand "how so many people in this world are discounted because one group of people decided they don't like that." "I won't have it," she added of the song's significance, which is her raising her voice to make a positive difference. "One person can change a lot." Pink revealed in another teaser what was going through her mind when she created her new album, TRUSTFALL. She spoke about how she felt the world was ending because of the pandemic and other heartaches, so she decided, "If we are sliding sideways off the axis, let's dance." Check The Kelly Clarkson Show website for channel information and when to watch Monday's episode. Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
- Sam Smith says their favorite headline came from the "I'm Not Here to Make Friends" controversy
Universal Music GroupSam Smith guests on The Graham Norton Show this weekend and will address the controversy over their "I'm Not Here to Make Friends" music video. Concerned parents have slammed the video, saying it is inappropriate for children. In an advance clip of Sunday's new episode, Sam shrugs off the backlash and even pokes fun at it. Sam revealed it resulted in "my favorite headline I've ever had," which they say was "Sam Smith horrifies OAPs." OAP is an abbreviation for old-age pensioner, also known as a senior citizen. Sam shared a fun fact about the castle where they shot the music video, saying it once belonged to King Henry VIII. "Nothing seedy went on, guys, it wasn't weird," they said of making the extravagant video. "Weirder things have happened in that castle, let's be honest!" Sam also joked how the castle grounds were open for holiday parties as filming was going on. "They had no idea what was going on in the room," he teased as an image showing Sam wearing a crown, corset and white nipple pasties while crouched before a row of people sticking up their bums flashed on the screen. The clip also revealed why Sam wrote "I'm Not Here to Make Friends." Apparently they wrote it after one too many prospective dates wanted to stay friends. "People friend-zone me a lot on dates and I went in studio ... and I was like, 'I'm sick of — I've got enough friends! I don't need anymore friends," Sam laughed. See what else Sam has to say when The Graham Norton Show airs Sunday, February 5, at 11 p.m. ET on BBC America. Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
- Beyoncé, Adele, Taylor & more: Who'll get the Grammy milestones this Sunday?
CBS/Recording AcademyThe Grammy Awards are this Sunday night, and some artists are poised to make Grammy history — or win in a prestigious category that has otherwise eluded them. Beyoncé is this year's leading nominee with nine nods, and USA Today reports she's on track to become the most-awarded artist in Grammy history. She and producer Quincy Jones are tied in second place with 28 Grammys each. The all-time winner is the late Hungarian conductor Sir Georg Solti [SHOAL-tee] with 31, so she only needs to win four awards to surpass him. Some pundits believe this may be the year that Beyoncé finally wins either Album of the Year and/or Record of the Year. Another artist looking for a personal achievement is Taylor Swift, who's been nominated for Song of the Year six times but has never won. This year, she's up for her epic song "All Too Well (Taylor's Version)." If Adele wins Song of the Year for "Easy on Me," she'll be the first songwriter ever to win that category three times. If she wins Record of the Year for that song, she'll be the first woman ever to win that category three times. And if she wins Album of the Year for 30, she'll be only the second woman ever to win three times. BTS could become the first K-pop act to win a Grammy: "My Universe," their collaboration with Coldplay, is up for two Grammys. And if Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti wins Album of the Year, it'll be the first Spanish-language winner in that category. Finally, Viola Davis is one Grammy away from an EGOT, which she could win Sunday because she's up for Best Spoken World Album for Finding Me: A Memoir. Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
- Meghan Trainor shares the sweet moment she found out she was pregnant
ABCMeghan Trainor shared the video she recorded of herself when she found out she was pregnant with her second child. Taking to Instagram, the singer soundtracked the sweet video with Sydney Rose's "Turning Page," which sees her trying to catch her breath. Meghan places a hand on her chest and grins before exhaling deeply. "Oh my God. Oh my God," she says softly before showing a positive pregnancy test and jokes how fast it told her she was expecting. She captioned the video, "The moment I found out I was pregnant with baby number 2." Meghan hasn't been shy about her ambition to have a large family, saying she wants to have four children. She'll be officially halfway there after welcoming her second child sometime this summer. She and husband Daryl Sabara welcomed their first child, a son named Riley, in 2021. Meghan announced her second pregnancy on Monday and said she is four months along. Ahead of her baby's birth, Meghan will release her first book in April, which is a pregnancy handbook titled Dear Future Mama: A TMI Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and New Motherhood from Your Bestie. Fans can preorder the book now. It's set to be released April 25. Copyright © 2023, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.