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Katy Perry Becomes "World's Worst Birthday Party Entertainers" for "Birthday" Video

Image Courtesy Katy Perry via TwitterKaty Perry transforms herself into five of the “world’s worst birthday party entertainers” in the video for her latest single, “Birthday.”

In the eight-minute clip, which was shot earlier this month and premiered Thursday, Katy goes undercover at five birthday parties. At each celebration, she wreaks havoc as one of five, sometimes profane, characters: Goldie the Dancer, Yosef Shulem the MC, Kriss the Clown, Ace the Animal Trainer and Princess Mandee.

The elderly Goldie the Dancer — so named because of her “Golden Nuggets,” a reference to her chest — pops out of a cake at a party for senior citizens, for whom she dances provocatively.

Kriss the Clown, who landed the clown job via Craigslist, works at a kids’ party. Kriss struggles with making animal balloons, drinks when no one’s looking and causes a car accident while stumbling into the street while blindfolded.

At another bash for children, Ace the Animal Trainer brings one child to tears by putting a fake mouse into Ace’s mouth.

Yosef Shulem the MC, who sports a mustache, shows up at a bar mitzvah, takes over for the DJ, and …read more

Lorde's New MAC Campaign Image Revealed, Cosmetics Line to Launch June 5

Image Courtesy MAC Cosmetics via TwtiterLorde may have canceled her tour dates due to illness, but her new MAC line of cosmetics will be rolling out on schedule in June.

Women’s Wear Daily reports that the line will launch June 5 on MACCosmetics.com, and at the MAC stores in New York’s Times Square and Fifth Avenue. It’ll become available internationally online and in Paris starting in July. MAC also has revealed the image for the new campaign, which features a brooding photo of Lorde wearing “Pure Heroine” lipstick in her signature deep plum, and Penultimate Eye Liner in “Rapidblack,” a deep black. The lipstick costs $16; the liner, $19.50.

As previously reported, Lorde’s been working on her line since last year with MAC senior artist Amber Dreadon, who has been traveling on tour with Lorde as her makeup artist, and working with her to design her tour looks.

In a statement announcing the partnership, Lorde said, “I have loved MAC Cosmetics since I was a little kid. I remember saving up to buy my very first MAC lipstick [Snob] at 14, and it was used by about 20 of my …read more

Five for Fighting Will Play with Symphony Orchestras This Summer

Wind-Up RecordsFive for Fighting‘s really just one guy – John Ondrasik — but this summer, when he hits the road, he’s going to be joined on stage by more than two dozen musicians. That’s because he’s just announced a tour that will feature him playing with symphony orchestras.

“There is nothing better than performing my catalog with a 30-piece orchestra. All the arrangements heard on the records are realized. Fun stuff!” says John in a statement. The tour will feature hits, as well as material from the latest Five for Fighting album, Bookmarks, which came out in September; John also promises he’ll reach back for some songs from the first album, Message for Albert.

The brief tour features a couple of non-symphony shows, such as the tour kickoff: a July 12 date at the Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California. Here’s the rundown:

712 — Oakville, CA, Mondavi Winery
7/19 — Interlochen, MI, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Performing with the Traverse City Orchestra
8/7 — Grand Rapids, MI, Meijer Gardens, Performing with the Twilight Symphony Orchestra
8/16 — Park City, UT, Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater
9/14 –Highland Park, IL, Ravinia, Performing with the …read more

Report: Justin Timberlake Leaves $4,000 Tip for Waitress at German Club

RCA RecordsNever let it be said that Justin Timberlake is cheap: he reportedly left a $4,000 tip after partying at a German nightclub.

The British tabloid The Sun reports that Justin and a 25-person entourage showed up at the Crystal Cologne nightclub in Cologne, Germany during a recent tour stop and partied until just after 4 a.m. Even though the owner of the club picked up the tab for all their drinks, Justin did the right thing and didn’t forget the waitstaff. A waitress serving Justin and his party told The Sun that he left a $4,115 tip for her and the other severs, adding, “We were all really amazed.”

Justin’s 20/20 Experience World Tour continues its European leg through mid-May, and will then travel to the Middle East for a few dates before heading back to Europe. The next North American leg kicks off July 9 in Buffalo, NY.

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Phillip Phillips Turns Down Teen's Invite to Prom, But Thrills Her with Tickets

Credit: Nick WalkerA New Jersey teen who wanted Phillip Phillips to take her to prom won’t see that dream come true, but she’ll get to see her idol in the flesh anyway.

Carly Meyers, a senior at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, NJ, created a YouTube invite, posted April 6, in which she turns Phillips’ hit “Gone, Gone, Gone” into “Prom, Prom, Prom.”

“Phillip, if you’re free May 16 I’ll be the one in the red dress :),” Carly wrote in the video’s description.

Carly appeared live on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday as part of the show’s “Epic Prom Week” and explained why she’d created the clip.

“When I thought of my dream prom date, I just always thought of him,” Meyers said. “I love writing songs. I love his songs. So I thought I’d kind of put it together. [I] did it for fun, although secretly hoping he’d see it.”

And it turns out Phillip did see it — and responded. In a video that aired Thursdy on GMA, he addressed Carly, telling her he’d seen her prom proposal, and adding that her song “sounded so lovely.”

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Adam Levine Says He "Might" Be on "The Voice" Next Season

EllenTV.comAdam Levine has been a coach on NBC’s The Voice since the singing competition started, but will he return for season seven?

“I think so, I’m checking my schedule,” he teased on Thursday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show.

Host Ellen DeGeneres, looking at him skeptically, replied, “Oh, OK. We’ll find out. That means you’re negotiating or something like that.”

“I might be there but who knows?” the Maroon 5 frontman said with a laugh.

One singer who will definitely be a coach on The Voice next season is Pharrell. Still, many are wondering if there are any truth to the rumors that Gwen Stefani will join the cast.

“Gwen Stefani is merely speculative. I don’t know if that’s actually happening,” Adam said. “That’s what I’m supposed to say, you know, like legally. But Pharrell I can talk about because he’s for sure. But they are both incredible and it’s going to be a blast.”

The Voice airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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Lorde Photo Shows Her As an "Ill Exhausted Zombie"

Image courtesy Lorde via InstagramEarlier this week, Lorde postponed her Australia tour due to what she described as a “nasty chest infection and general ill health.” She’s since provided visual evidence that she’s feeling under the weather.

A photo of the 17-year-old New Zealand singer lying on a bed, staring at the ceiling, has been posted onto her Instagram page. The accompanying message reads, “this is a photo of an ill exhausted zombie after the show in vegas a few days ago. it’s good to be resting up at home.” She performed in Vegas last week.

Lorde’s Australia tour had been set to begin Thursday. The dates have not yet been rescheduled.

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"American Idol" Recap: Top Six Perform Rock and Country Songs

Michael Becker/FOXAmerican Idol was a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll on Wednesday night. Each contestant in the top six performed two songs: one from the rock genre, and one from the country genre.

Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr., and Keith Urban were there to critique each performance.

Here’s what happened during the two-hour show:

Jena Irene was the first contestant to entertain the viewers and the studio audience. She took on the Heart classic “Barracuda.” Keith said it was a great way to start the show, and that Jena set the bar high for the rest of the contestants. J-Lo said that with a little extra push Jena can make it to the finals.

Sam Woolf performed the Imagine Dragons tune “It’s Time.” Jennifer said she had “goosies” while listening to Sam. Harry said Sam’s a sweet, humble and kind guy, and he’s adding layers to that.

C.J. Harris channeled his inner Lenny Kravitz on Lenny’s version of The Guess Who song “American Woman.” Keith urged him to bring out the proper emotions when singing tunes like that one. Jennifer said it was shaky at first, but C.J. started to connect …read more

Boy George Touring Solo Album, But Says New Culture Club Disc Is Coming

Credit: Dean StockingsEighties pop icon Boy George is currently touring the U.S. in support of his first solo studio album in nearly two decades, but fans who enjoy his classic material should be happy to hear that a “really strong album” from his band Culture Club is also on the way.

George tells ABC News Radio that he made his new solo album, This Is What I Do, after he attempted to get back together with his Culture Club band mates a few years back…but things didn’t go so well.

“I approached them about three years ago and said, ‘Look, I think we could make another great record together,’ and we kind of found out quite quickly that we needed to do some quite serious kind of business and emotional shuffling for us to be able to work together!” he explains. “So I decided, in the sort of chaos of all that, that I should make my own record, and then I’d kind of be better for them.”

George says that plan worked, adding, “This year, we went back to write, and it was a very different experience from three years ago…This time …read more

Pink Goes Naked for "People's" Most Beautiful Issue

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty ImagesPink is featured in People magazine’s brand-new 50 Most Beautiful People issue, and while she’s not on the cover, she is featured inside the publication buck-naked.

Pink is posing as part of a feature called “Naked at 34,” where five different female celebrities show off their nude bodies. In a photo on People’s website, which a People rep tells ABC News Radio is slightly different from the one in the actual magazine, Pink’s seen in black-and-white, sitting sideways and slightly hunched over so we can’t see her naughty bits. We can, however, see her impressive collection of tattoos, which are probably more extensive than you realize. Pink is also naked in black-and-white inside the actual magazine, which hits newsstands Friday.

“I was a gymnast for eight years, starting when I was 4 years old,” Pink tells People, explaining where she got her body confidence. “So instead of thinking, ‘Am I skinny? What does my body look like?’ I grew up thinking, ‘Am I fast enough? How can I use my body?’ I’m a person who could always lose a couple here and there, …read more

"Frozen" Spends 11th Week at #1, Surpasses0" The Lion King"

Walt Disney PicturesLooks like the soundtrack of Frozen ended up in quite a few Easter baskets over the holiday weekend.

The soundtrack to the hit Disney animated film, which came out last year, has just scored its best sales week yet, moving 259,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. As a result, the album spends its 11th non-consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard album chart. That means Frozen has now passed The Lion King as the longest-running #1 soundtrack ever for an animated film.

Frozen‘s popularity is also extending to other iterations of the soundtrack: Disney’s Karaoke Series: Frozen has just debuted at #17 on the chart, with sales of 15,000 copies. That’s the biggest sales week for a karaoke album since 2007, when the companion albums to Hannah Montana and High School Musical 2 sold 22,000 and 16,000 copies, respectively.

Billboard notes that Easter usually benefits albums that are child- or family-friendly, which explains Frozen’s blockbuster week. More proof: One Direction’s Midnight Memories experienced a 68% sales increase, while the latest Kidz Bop album is up 126%.

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MTV Video Music Awards to Air Live from the Los Angeles Forum

Courtesy MTVLast year, the MTV Video Music Awards became the first awards show to take place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. This year, the show, which airs August 24, will be the first-ever awards telecast at the Los Angeles Forum.

That legendary venue dates back to 1967, and has hosted concerts by the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Jackson 5, Bob Dylan, Madonna, Prince and others. It just re-opened in January of this year with all the latest high-tech bells, whistles and amenities.

MTV President Stephen Friedman said in a statement, “With its incomparable legacy as a world-class music venue, the Forum is one of Southern California’s most iconic entertainment landmarks…[and has] has hosted some of the most legendary musical artists and performances ever seen and we can’t wait to add the 2014 Video Music Awards to this list and create the type of memorable moments that music fans will talk about for years to come.”

Of course, it’ll be hard to top last year’s show, which was so memorable that an ‘N SYNC reunion was the second most exciting thing that happened all night. Perhaps you remember the first — it …read more

Latest Eliminated "American Idol" Contestant Says They Need a "Dictionary" to Understand the Judges

Michael Becker/FOXThroughout the current American Idol season, some contestants have said that they’ve been confused by some of the judges’ comments and advice — especially Harry Connick Jr.‘s frequent use of highly-technical musical terms. But the show’s latest eliminated contestant says all that could have been avoided…if they had just been issued a reference book ahead of time.

“Harry, you know, he says some crazy stuff sometimes,” says Dexter Roberts, when asked how the judges can make themselves more clear to the contestants. “And…Keith [Urban], he says some off the wall stuff. But you know, I guess we just need to have a dictionary and we can just look up their terms before we get on the show!”

So he agrees that the judges are talking over the heads of the contestants? “Sorta, sometimes,” Dexter tells ABC News Radio. “But we’ve come a long way and learned to answer their questions, because they kind of taught us as we’ve been going on.”

Now that Dexter’s off the show, he’ll still be rooting for the rest of the contestants, but will he be rooting for one in particular over …read more

Is Taylor Swift Selling Her Mansion in Rhode Island?

ABC/Jon LeMayEver since Taylor Swift shelled out a reported $17 million a year ago for a huge mansion in Rhode Island’s tony Watch Hill neighborhood, the home has been the site of much drama, from random trespassers, to angry locals accusing her of blocking access to the beach. Now, word is she’s looking to unload the 11,000 square-foot home.

The rumor evidently started when a reporter for the local Rhode Island paper The Westerly Sun tweeted, “Is Taylor Swift’s Watch Hill mansion for sale? I’m hearing that but I can’t confirm.” This, of course, set off all kinds of speculation from various real estate blogs, all noting the sprawling home’s eight bedrooms, 10 1/2 baths, reception rooms, 45-foot-long sun porch, five-car heated garage, balconies, swimming pool and sweeping views.

A rep for Taylor did not immediately return emails from ABC News Radio seeking comment on whether or not the home is for sale.

In addition to the Rhode Island mansion, Taylor also owns a condo in Nashville, a place in Los Angeles, and a newly-purchased pad in Manhattan. She has definitely enjoyed …read more

"The Voice" Recap: Artists from Usher and Shakira's Teams Are Eliminated

NBCThe Voice said goodbye to two of its 12 artists on Tuesday night.

In the first live results show of the season, Team Usher member T.J. Wilkins and Dani Moz of Team Shakira were eliminated. The bottom three, which were based on the viewers’ votes, also included one of Dani’s teammates, Tess Boyer.

Tess was saved by the fans in the final minutes of the show. Following performances by the three artists, the fans were asked to support their favorite by tweeting the hashtag #VoiceSave, along with the singer’s first name.

Tess sang Kelly Clarkson‘s “Dark Side”; T.J. performed Edwin McCain‘s “I’ll Be”; and Dani Moz covered Adele‘s “Turning Tables.”

The one-hour results show also featured performances by Team Adam Levine and Team Blake Shelton. Adam joined his artists for a rendition of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer,” while Blake and his crew took on Travis Tritt‘s “Put Some Drive In Your Country.”

Shakira took the stage, too, singing “Empire” from her recently-released self-titled album.

The live round resumes next Monday night on NBC.

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Phillip Phillips' New Album Available for Pre-Order, "GMA" Performance Confirmed

19 Entertainment/Interscope RecordsPhillip Phillips has now released more details of his sophomore album, Behind the Light, which is due May 19, and he’s booked a major TV appearance to boot.

A deluxe digital version of the disc is available for pre-order now, and those who take advantage of that deal will receive an instant download of a new song, “Fly.” The deluxe edition of Behind the Light features three additional songs: “My Boy,” “Don’t Trust Me” and “Armless Crawler.”

On May 20, the day after the album hits stores, Phillip will perform on ABC’s Good Morning America. As previously reported, Phillip will kick off a tour with the band O.A.R. on June 12 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Behind-the-scenes footage of Phillip shooting the video for his current single, “Raging Fire,” is now available to watch on Vevo.

Here’s the standard track list for Behind the Light:

“Searchlight”
“Raging Fire”
“Trigger”
“Lead On”
“Alive Again”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Fool for You”
“Thicket”
“Fly”
“Unpack Your Heart”
“Face”
“Midnight Sun”

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Adam Levine & Blake Shelton Avoid Commenting on Reports That Gwen Stefani's Joining "The Voice"

Trae Patton/NBCIf Gwen Stefani is really joining The Voice, current coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton aren’t talking.

“We can neither confirm or deny,” Adam told E!, and Blake chimed in, “If there is a person in this world named Gwen Stefani, I think she would probably be a great addition to this show.”

“If there was a Gwen Stefani that was gonna be on the show and that also happened to also be the singer in No Doubt and a fashion icon, and many many other wonderful things, I think if that were to happen, that would be great,” Adam added. “But I can’t say whether or not that’s true.”

OK, now, how about a serious answer?

“I hope it’s true,” Voice host Carson Daly tells E!. “Nothing’s confirmed, but if that’s the case, should there be fire behind the smoke, we should be so lucky!”

If Gwen does become a coach on The Voice, it’ll be on the show’s seventh season, which begins filming in June.

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A Great Big World Debut "Already Home" Video, Starring "Glee's" Darren Criss

AGreatBigWorld.comA Great Big World has other songs besides “Say Something,” y’know. The duo has just debuted the new video for their next single, “Already Home,” and they’ve tapped some well-known actors to play the starring roles: Glee’s Darren Criss and Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr.

The fact that Darren is starring in the duo’s video is something of a “full circle” moment, since the way many of us first heard of A Great Big World is when their song “This Is the New Year” was featured on Glee’s fourth season. In the video, Darren and Jessica play a couple who live on opposite coasts — he in California, she in New York City. Footage of them going through their lives while constantly thinking of one another is intercut with footage of A Great Big World’s Chad Vaccarino and Ian Axel performing the song, the lyrics for which include the line, “If only New York wasn’t so far away.”

At the end of the clip, Darren and Jessica both resolve to book a plane ticket to the opposite coast and surprise each other with a visit. Of course, their wires get crossed, …read more

Josh Groban & Robin Thicke to Guest-Star on "American Dad"

Fox/Warner Bros RecordsAfter appearing on such TV shows as The Crazy Ones, The Office and Glee in the flesh, Josh Groban is now ready to get animated. He’ll be appearing as a guest voice on an upcoming episode of the animated Fox show American Dad.

In the episode, which airs May 11, Josh will voice a character, but it’s unclear whether or not he’s playing himself. The plot concerns Hayley interning at a local news station for female reporter modeled on Nancy Grace…but who is really Roger in disguise.

Before that, another chart-topping musician will guest-star on the Seth MacFarlane-created show: Robin Thicke.

On the May 4 episode of American Dad, Roger bets an annoying coffee-shop musician that he can outplay him. Robin plays that annoying musician. In a cool twist, Robin’s famous dad, Alan Thicke, also guest-stars in the episode, as himself.

American Dad airs on Fox at 7: 30 p.m. ET/PT as part of the network’s Sunday night “Animation Domination” lineup.

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Is Adele Planning a "Comeback" Concert?

Cliff Lipson/CBSOther than her performance at the Academy Awards in early 2013, it’s hard to think of the last time Adele performed live for a big audience. But if one British tabloid report is to be believed, she’ll be hitting the stage later this year for a big “comeback” concert.

The British paper The Sunday Express claims that Adele’s new album is due in October, and she wants to celebrate it by performing a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

A source close to Adele tells the paper, “This is the most exciting and promising news fans have had from Adele for ages,” but cautions, “A world tour is still a long way off, certainly a conventional series of shows…The key to all these plans is that Adele feels comfortable with her voice. She has vowed that she never wants to break down during a tour or put her voice through so much stress that she suffers problems.”

In October of 2011, Adele was forced to cancel the remaining dates of her tour due to a vocal hemorrhage and later underwent surgery to correct the problem.

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Hawaii Governor Proclaims "Bruno Mars Day," State Legislature Honors Him, Too

Credit: Andreas Laszlo KonrathOn Monday night, Bruno Mars wrapped up three big concerts in his home state of Hawaii, and Hawaiian governor Neil Abercrombie honored their local-boy-made-good by proclaiming “Bruno Mars Day” throughout the Aloha state.

The proclamation of Bruno Mars Day — April 21, 2014 — notes Bruno’s many accomplishments, and states that his “talent for combining catchy pop melodies, hip-hop beats and feel-good lyrics has helped him emerge as one of Hawaii’s most popular artists.”

In addition, the Hawaiian legislature honored Bruno backstage at his concert with a special certificate, according to the Hawaii Reporter.

“Bruno Mars, a young man born in Hawaii, has become a musical phenomenon and a global icon, and an exceptional representative of the people of these islands,” reads the certificate. “The Senate and House of Representatives of the Twenty-seventh Legislature of the State of Hawaii hereby commends and congratulates Bruno Mars on his outstanding career and extends our best wishes for his continued success throughout the years to come.”

“Can’t describe how it feels to be singing @ home. I love you all,” Bruno tweeted when he first arrived n Hawaii …read more

Despite Claim, Photographer Did Not Hear Madonna's New Album

Image Courtesy Madonna via InstagramHey, did you hear? Madonna‘s album is totally done…and a famous photographer has heard it! Except…it’s not, and he didn’t, and the whole thing is a lie.

That’s according to the Queen of Pop’s rep, who tells ABC News Radio that an Instagram post from fashion photographer Mert Alas, in which he claimed to be listening to the star’s album, is nonsense.

Alas is one half of the photography duo Mert and Marcus; together, they directed Madonna’s 2012 video for “Girl Gone Wild.” Alas posted a photo of Madonna, and captioned it, “In my room listening to the NEW ALBUM!!!!! Im DYING!!!!!! LET ME LOVE YOU FROM INSIDE OUT.”

But referring to Alas’ claim, Madonna’s spokesperson tells ABC News Radio, “In his dreams…she’s only starting to write [the album]…no one has heard it.”

Madonna’s been working on her new album with a wide variety of collaborators, including Swedish deejay Avicii, and people who’ve written hits for Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce and Colbie Caillat, just to name a few.

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"The Voice" Recap: The Live Round Begins

NBCThe Voice launched its live round on Monday night, with the 12 remaining artists taking the stage for solo performances. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher were there to offer their two cents.

Here’s what happened during the two-hour show:

Team Usher’s Bria Kelly opened the broadcast with a risky song choice: Adele‘s “Rolling in the Deep.” Adam said it was a tall order to take on that hit, but she brought angst and something different to it. However, both he and Shakira wished Bria sang it in a higher key. Usher said he felt the passion and fire in Bria’s voice.

Team Adam’s Delvin Choice tackled The Righteous Brothers classic “Unchained Melody.” Usher said there was more “rejoice” in Delvin’s version, but he wouldn’t say whether that was a good thing or a bad thing. Adam said he had goose bumps from the performance, and he was so proud of Delvin.

Dani Moz of Team Shakira sang Pink‘s “Just Give Me A Reason.” Adam said it is such a hard song to perform that it leaves an artist no time to breathe. Shakira said Dani was dynamic, and heartfelt in the verses.

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Lorde Postpones Australian Tour Due to Illness

ABC/Lou RoccoIllness has forced Lorde to postpone a tour of Australia that was scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 24.

The Australian promoter Frontier Touring issued a statement saying Lorde will return to her native New Zealand for “immediate rest and recuperation in order to regain complete health and continue touring for the rest of the year.”

The 17-year-old singer also released a statement through Frontier Touring, saying, “It breaks my heart to have to postpone these shows as the band and I absolutely love playing to Australian crowds, and it was not a decision we made lightly. I know I need to focus on getting better in order to perform at my best. We’ll be with you as soon as we can, Aussies.” Lorde signed it with her birth name, Ella Yelich O’Connor.

In a series of tweets, the singer said she has “a nasty chest infection and general ill health.”

She also tweeted, “i am so so gutted to have to do this but my parents and my team stepped in telling me i needed a break after being non-stop since the grammys in january. we will …read more

Katy Perry Talks New Video, Green Hair on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

ABCKaty Perry shared info on her upcoming video for her single “Birthday” during an appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday night.

Katy revealed that she went undercover as five of the world’s “worst birthday entertainers” for the clip. She explained, “I was sick of making…gorgeous music videos where I’m like sexual.” Jimmy Kimmel quipped, “People are sick of that, yeah.”

Some footage from Katy’s undercover adventures aired on the show, including a scene in which she played an androgynous character, “Kriss the Clown,” who’s on parole and who inadvertently causes a car crash during a party.

The lyric video for “Birthday” debuted two weeks ago.

Katy told Jimmy she had a nice Easter Sunday, having spent it with her family. They took part in an Easter egg hunt, where she drew attention away from the Easter Bunny. She said the kids in attendance were taking pictures of the Easter Bunny when they spotted her and ran toward her, upsetting the bunny in the process.

Katy also discussed the inspiration for her new green hairdo. She said it’s the result of her obsession with Tumblr: “I saw some really cute Japanese …read more