Before Ryan Seacrest announced the ‘American Idol‘ winner tonight (May 23), the contestants of Season 11 paid tribute to recently deceased music icon Robin Gibb. The Bee Gees member sadly passed away on May 20, 2012, due to complications from cancer. He was 62 years old.
Owl City — the musical brainchild of lone member Adam Young — hasn’t released a new single since Oct. 2011. So, fans will be happy to hear that not only is he prepping a new album, but he’s already dropped the lead single, ‘Shooting Star.’ And guess what? We’ve got an exclusive look at the ‘Shooting Star’ lyric video for your viewing/listening pleasure.
It looks like Ryan Seacrest is moving in with Ellen Degeneres… well, into her old house at least. TMZ reports that the ‘American Idol‘ host and radio personality bought Degeneres’ estate, where she resided with wife and actress Portia de Rossi, in Beverly Hills for a cool $39 million.
President Barack Obama has made history again today for publicly announcing his personal support of same-sex marriage. Obama told 'GMA' anchor Robin Roberts, “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” Stars like Ricky Martin, 'Glee' actor Chris Colfer and Lady Gaga quickly tweeted about the president's choice to publicly voice his stance on the issue. Here's what they had to say:
It’s down to the Top 8 on ‘American Idol,’ and tonight, contestant Colton Dixon was tasked with singing a song from the ’80s.
Instead of picking something from the alternative rock genre, which definitely seems to be the genre Dixon is most comfortable with, the 20 year old went with Cyndi Lauper’s pop ballad ‘Time After Time.’ However, he couldn’t resist giving the classic a rock twist.
Relive the 2012 Kids’ Choice Awards with these pictures from the show, including the most memorable moments (Hellooooo! Justin Bieber getting slimed?!) as well as performance shots of artists like Katy Perry. The Kids’ Choice Awards are always a fun-filled event, with practical jokes, funny skits, and a whole lot of screaming from fans, and the 25th edition (on March 31, 2012) of the show was no acception.
Britney Spears is apparently such a fan of ‘X Factor,’ that she wants to become a judge on the show! A source close to Spears spoke to Us Weekly about the singer’s hopes to give her two cents on the judge’s panel on Simon Cowell‘s singing competition.
The 2012 Grammy Awards were chock full of amazing performances, with Bruno Mars opening the show with a vivacious, dance-filled performance of his song ‘Runaway.’ Alicia Keys paid homage to the late Etta James, while fellow soulful diva Jennifer Hudson gave an outstanding tribute performance to Whitney Houston, who died just one night before the 2012 Grammys. Adele made her comeback with a rousing performance of ‘Rolling in the Deep,’ while Chris Brown was also welcomed back with open arms after performing ‘Turn Up the Music’ and ‘Beautiful People.’
Music icon and vocal legend Etta James has died at the age of 73 after losing her battle with leukemia, according to a report from CNN. She is survived by her husband, Artis Mills, and her two sons, who were all present at the time of the singer’s passing.
Even though Janet Jackson is inspiring people to be healthier with her NutriSystem campaign, the singer has a lot of animal rights activists shaking their heads in disapproval. The ‘Rhythm Nation’ singer has been named the 2011 ‘Grinch of the Year’ by PETA for choosing to wear animal products such as leather and fur.
Tonight on ‘X Factor,’ the remaining five contestants performed not one, but two songs for a spot in the semi-finals. The show started off with a bang courtesy of vocal powerhouse Melanie Amaro. For her first performance, the contestant, who is one of two left on Simon Cowell‘s te
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