Capitol RecordsHere’s another reason to check out the Billboard Music Awards this Sunday. Katy Perry will use the broadcast to perform her new single, “Birthday,” for the first time on television.
Katy will perform the song via satellite from her Prismatic world tour — she’ll be in Glasgow, Scotland Sunday night. “Birthday” of course is the song with the video that has Katy dressed as a variety of the world’s worst birthday party entertainers, though it’s not known if she’ll adopt any of those personas for her performance.
Katy’s a finalist in ten BBMA categories this year, including top artist and top Hot 100 song. Other performers on the broadcast include Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, OneRepublic, Pitbull and others.
The Billboard Music Awards air live on ABC Sunday, May 18 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Michael Becker/FOXThe current judges’ lineup for American Idol will remain intact for season 14, according to one report.
People magazine cites an unnamed source who says Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will be back in 2015.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest dropped a hint to that effect on Wednesday night’s show, noting that the upcoming auditions tour for next season will include stops in the current judges’ respective hometowns. However, Fox has yet to confirm that J-Lo, Keith and Harry have signed on for another go-around.
Michael Becker/FOXJessica Meuse was eliminated from American Idol on Thursday night, leaving three contestants to compete in next week’s semifinals: Caleb Johnson, Jena Irene and Alex Preston.
Following the announcement by host Ryan Seacrest, Jessica performed her original song, “Blue Eyed Lie.” It was a tune the 23-year-old Alabama resident previously introduced to the viewers during her audition and again during a performance show in early April.
Caleb, Jena and Alex will return to the American Idol stage next Wednesday night. We’ll also see footage from their upcoming hometown visits.
ABC/Matt BrownJustin Timberlake may be a worldwide superstar, but there’s a huge part of the world in which he’s never performed — until now. The singer will make his first-ever appearance in China on June 14.
Justin will appear as the special guest of Chinese pop star Wang Leehom at Beijing’s Bird Nest National Stadium, which holds 91,000 people. Their collaboration is described as a “once in a lifetime performance.” A statement posted on Justin’s website notes that he and Wang “share many similarities in their respective markets. Both are actors, songwriters and musicians who dominate pop charts and social media.”
Gregg DeGuire/WireImagePink‘s husband Carey Hart has seemingly dismissed rumors that his wife is expecting their second child by taking to Twitter to make a crude joke.
The rumors started when OK! magazine reported that Carey was spotted cuddling with Pink; he was rubbing her stomach, claimed the magazine, but Pink “was quick to move his hands away in case anyone saw.” Carey responded to this by tweeting, “Oh man, i was rubbing my p**is yesterday, does that mean my d**k is pregnant?”
Pink herself hasn’t addressed the rumor. Her rep tells ABC News Radio that they don’t comment on their artists’ personal lives.
CBS/Worldwide PantsMariah Carey stopped by CBS’ Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday night to promote her new album, Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, out May 27.
Mariah told David Letterman that the album had gone “down to the wire” after suffering from various delays. She said she wanted fans to experience Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse as a “body of work,” yet people kept pestering her, “So what’s the single and when are we putting it up on iTunes?”
Mariah added, “I’m like, I know, I know this is the typical way of doing things. I’m trying to do something my own way.”
Letterman asked her about the album’s back cover, which features a self-portrait she created when she was three and a half years old. She explained that her young, hand-drawn self has a diamond on one hand and a pack of cigarettes in the other, because her mom smoked.
Mariah also discussed “Dem Babies,” her three-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan, the latter of whom she says has adopted the nickname “Rocky.” It seems he’s been channeling Sylvester Stallone‘s Rocky; Mariah said, “He’s punching kids….These kids are bigger than him, they’re older, and he’s …read more
ClayAiken.comClay Aiken was a runner-up on American Idol, but the singer-turned-politician is hoping to be declared the winner in a North Carolina Democratic congressional primary that election officials say is still too close to call.
As of Wednesday morning, reports Aiken was leading his Democratic rival for North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district by fewer than 400 votes with more than 99 percent of the ballots counted.
Aiken and his rival, former North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco, both have about 40 percent of the vote. Another candidate was a distant third.
Last week, Aiken got an endorsement Ruben Studdard, the singer who beat him on the 2003 edition of American Idol. Studdard tweeted he was “proud of my friend” and “we need more people like him in Congress.”
The Democratic primary winner will face incumbent Republican Representative Renee Ellmers in November.