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New Nick Carter Reality Series Premiering This Summer

By ABC News Radio

xBMGNick Carter is making a reality TV comeback. He and his fiancée, Lauren Kitt, will star in their own unscripted series, “I ♥ Nick Carter,” premiering this summer on VH1.

The theme of the show is that the Backstreet Boys singer is done “playing the field” and is settling down with Lauren. The cameras will document their relationship as they prepare to tie the knot.

According to VH1, the couple will have to work around Nick’s career, their “outrageous families,” and the fans who are upset Nick’s off the market.

The premiere date for “I ♥ Nick Carter” has not yet been announced.

Nick previously appeared alongside his family, including younger brother Aaron, in an E! reality series titled House of Carters, which aired for one season back in 2006.

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Taylor Swift’s Song “Ronan” Generates $100,000 for Cancer Research

By Music News Group

CMASales of Taylor Swift‘s song, “Ronan,” have generated more than $100,000 for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Taylor was inspired to write the song after reading the Rockstar Ronan blog, written by Maya Thompson about her late son, Ronan. The boy died just days shy of his fourth birthday in May 2011 after a battle with neuroblastoma cancer.

Taylor gave a songwriting credit on “Ronan” to Maya Thompson, since her writings inspired the song. All of Taylor’s proceeds are going to combat childhood cancer. For more information on The V Foundation for Cancer Research, check out JimmyV.org.

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Pink Re-Ups with Record Label for More Albums, Says She’s “Super-Duper Excited”

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/Adam TaylorLooks like we’ll be guaranteed new music from Pink for a good long while.

The singer has just signed a new, worldwide, multiple-album recording deal with her current label, RCA Records. The label issued her most recent disc, The Truth About Love, which hit #1, produced a string of hits, earned multiple Grammy nods and has sold over two million copies in the U.S. alone.

The Truth About Love was actually Pink’s first album for RCA, but now we know it won’t be her last.

“I am super-duper excited to continue onwards and upwards with RCA and my team there,” she said in a statement. “We work really well together and they care in a way that artists don’t get to see very often anymore. I look forward to whatever the future holds for us and am so beyond thrilled with how much they believe in me. Woohoo rock n roll!”

Pink performed “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” on the Academy Awards last Sunday. That performance is posted on her official website if you missed it.

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Taylor Swift Unveils New Line of Keds Footwear for Spring

By Music News Group

KedsTaylor Swift and Keds continue their footwear collaboration with a new line of shoes in time for spring. The new designs include oversized polka dots, nautical stripes, and a chevron pattern with a scribble edge. A floral-print shoe features a blooming peony while another design boasts an animated songbird taking flight.

Taylor says of the new designs, “I think it’s fun to experiment with your style. Shoes are an opportunity to add a pop of color or something unexpected.”

Each shoe comes with a special charm incorporating Taylor’s favorite number, 13, or her logo. The shoes come out this month, but you can find exclusive styles at Keds.com, TaylorSwift.com, Nordstrom.com and Journeys.com.

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Celine Dion’s Husband Reveals He’s Recovering After Tumor Operation

By Andrea Dresdale

Gabe Ginsberg/WireImageCeline Dion‘s husband and manager Rene Angelil is recovering from an operation he had in December to remove a cancerous tumor from his throat, it was revealed on Friday.

Angelil’s office issued a statement saying that the surgery took place December 23, and he’s been recovering at home in Las Vegas ever since. The statement added that Angelil, who’s 72, “has decided to take a short hiatus from his normal work schedule, and concentrate on rebuilding his strength through proper rest and nutrition.”

Angelil was previously diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999.

Celine said in the statement, “I want him to focus on getting back to 100 percent. I’ve been doing my shows at the Colosseum and everything’s under control. At home we’ve been spending a lot of quality time with the family.”

She added, “We feel very fortunate that we’ve been able to get the best care possible and we thank God every day for helping us to get through this ordeal.”‘

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“Frozen” Sets Record for Most Weeks at #1 by a Soundtrack Since “Titanic”

By Andrea Dresdale

PRNewsFoto/Walt Disney RecordsThe #1 spot on the Billboard album chart seems Frozen in place. The soundtrack to the Oscar-nominated Disney film has returned to the top spot once again, meaning it’s now logged a total of five non-consecutive weeks there. A movie soundtrack hasn’t had that many weeks at #1 since 1998, when Titanic spent a whopping 16 weeks on top of the chart.

Of course, the soundtrack to Titanic had the benefit of a massive hit single, Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” Frozen has its own hit single, “Let It Go,” which hasn’t climbed quite as high on the charts, but it has gone platinum, selling over 1.2 million copies. The soundtrack itself has also gone platinum. Idina Menzel, who voices the role of Elsa in Frozen, will perform “Let It Go” at the Academy Awards, which air this Sunday, live on ABC.

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Adele Rolling in the Deep Clothing Discounts

By ABC News Radio

Cliff Lipson/CBSAdele may earn $50 million a year, but she apparently likes to shop at discount clothing stores for her 16-month-old son. The U.K. newspaper Metro reports the singer was spotted Tuesday at an H&M clothing store in London checking out $10 t-shirts, $13 tracksuits and buy-one-get-one-half-price items for her son, believed to be named Angelo. Adele has never publicly confirmed her child’s name.

One eyewitness tells the newspaper, “She was looking at clothes for her son. I don’t think anyone in the shop even noticed it was her.”

Metro reports Adele hid behind dark sunglasses, had her hair pulled back in “a messy bun” and wore an all-black outfit that was covered up by an oversized shawl.

The eyewitness says the 25-year-old singer “kept her head down and made her way through the rails of clothing pretty quickly, although she seemed to struggle between which t-shirts to choose.”

The spy adds, “She was completely on her own. There was no security with her at all.”

H&M apparently wasn’t Adele’s first stop on her shopping outing. The newspaper says she was also carrying …read more

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Josh Groban: Funny “Jimmy Kimmel” Appearances & Twitter Feed Are “All a Part of Me”

By Andrea Dresdale

ABC/RandyHolmesJosh Groban‘s music is super-serious, but he most definitely is not. Want proof? On Monday night, he was back on Jimmy Kimmel Live! — a show he’s appeared on many times — singing a humorous song about Kimmel’s 2,000th episode, and dropping F-bombs right and left. Josh says that while appearances like that may seem at odds with his musical image, they’re just as much “him” as songs like “You Raise Me Up.”

“When I first started doing Twitter, or taking cameo roles or doing kind of funny, silly things, I always kind of viewed it as a separate thing, like, ‘Well this is just something else I’m doing, and then back to my fans and the music,'” he tells ABC News Radio. “But it’s all connected, you know. It’s all a part of me.”

Josh’s incredibly funny Twitter feed has earned him many new fans who otherwise wouldn’t have been interested in his music, as well as a nomination at this year’s Shorty Awards, which honor the best in social media. His hilarious appearances on Kimmel have also brought in new fans, as have his …read more

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Have Katy Perry and John Mayer Called It Quits?

By ABC News Radio

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteA source close to both Katy Perry and John Mayer tells E! News that she just broke up with him within the last few days.

The report does not offer any details about the purported split, but E! notes Mayer was not with Perry during her recent trip to London and Milan.

As recently as Valentine’s Day, the couple sparked engagement rumors when Katy was spotted in L.A. with a diamond ring on the fourth finger of her left hand.

The couple has been dating on and off since the summer of 2012.

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Last Adele Album Rumor: Collaboration with Prince in the Works

By Andrea Dresdale

FOX/LaurenDukoff/Columbia RecordsAnother day, another Adele album rumor. The latest? The singer is planning to work with Prince on her upcoming project.

The British paper The Sun, which claimed on Sunday that Adele’s new album is “imminent,” says that when the Grammy-winning star stopped by Prince’s show at the London club Ronnie Scott’s last week, she wasn’t just there for the music: she actually went to his dressing room to discuss a musical collaboration for her third album.

“The reason Adele only stayed a short time at Prince’s gig at Ronnie Scott’s in London was because it was just a business meeting and she had to get home,” a source tells the paper. “During their talks they got on like a house on fire. They want to work together for a track on her next album.”

Of course, if the album is “imminent,” as the Sun reports, it’s hard to see how they could complete a track in enough time for it to be included. Most reports have had the album arriving toward the end of the year. Stay tuned.

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