Newly engaged Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik is currently feeling upbeat about his personal and professional life. In a new interview with Billboard, he talks about how happy he was while recording the band’s upcoming album Magnetic (due May 7), saying, “The headspace I’ve been in has been really, really great. Obviously this is much more positive than the last record (2010’s Something for the Rest of Us); I think I needed to make that record, but this one is just a lot more fun, a lot more positive and upbeat. It was a great experience.”
Justin Bieber opened up about his breakup with Selena Gomez and admitted things haven't been so hot.
He said: "Because at the end of the day, there's nothing like us, you know? I'm not in the happiest place that I've ever been. I'm trying to get through what I'm going through. Like I said, I have my really close friends to cheer me up and keep me going."
The current blackout in the Black Eyed Peas camp is not permanent, will.i.am assures fans. Dispelling any notion that the act has broken up for good, he told Access Hollywood, “We’re taking this little Black Eyed Peas hiatus, and I’m maximizing while I have the time to go and do things. It’s a deserved break, or pause, because a lot of times people can say, ‘What break?’ and ‘break’ is associated with break up. It’s a Black Eyed Peas pause.”
Katy Perry's Popchips collection has a new flavor. It's called "Katy's Kettle Corn".
Katy said: "Popchips had never ventured into sweet territory before, but I wanted to add my personal touch when creating a flavor. After a series of intensive taste tests, I'm proud to introduce the best of both worlds, and my dream snack realized - Katy's Kettle Corn!"
The new snack will be available at Target, Safeway, Walgreens and other stores as well as the Popchips website in February.
Argo is on a roll this awards season. Ben Affleck's thriller picked up another major award Sunday night at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Argo was given the prize for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. The victory came one day after the film claimed the top award at the Producers Guild of America Awards.
The lead motion picture acting awards went to Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook. Lawrence attended the ceremony despite a bout with pneumonia.
Lincoln's Tommy Lee Jones and Les Miserables' Anne Hathaway took the supporting actor and actress categories.
On the TV side, PBS' Downton Abbey received the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. ABC's Modern Family won the equivalent comedy award.
Dick Van Dyke was honored during the two-hour TBS/TNT telecast with SAG's 49th Annual Life Achievement Award.
Here are the winners:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Argo
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Downton Abbey, PBS
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Modern Family, ABC
SAG Awards Honors for Stunt Ensemble
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture Skyfall
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Game of Thrones, HBO
Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award
Dick Van Dyke
Musically multitasking, Justin Timberlake on Thursday used the debut of a lyric video for his new single “Suit & Tie” to reveal the March 19 release date of his third album The 20/20 Experience. Timberlake will make his return to the stage with a live performance at a charity event on February 2 in New Orleans as part of Super Bowl festivities.
Adele fans have reason to celebrate this morning: the singer will perform at the Oscars.
A tweet Wednesday morning from the official Twitter account of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences declares, " Best 4 Words Ever: Adele Performing At #Oscars." Less than ten minutes later, another tweet further confirmed the news: " We're so excited to have Adele perform Skyfall on this year’s #Oscars, we made a gallery dedicated to Bond Theme Songs."
Adele, of course, is an Oscar nominee for co-writing and performing "Skyfall," the theme song from the latest James Bond movie. Earlier this month, she won the Golden Globe for best original song and was on hand to accept it in person. It was rumored then that she'd remain in the U.S. through the Oscars, due to her best original song Academy Award nomination.
"Skyfall," co-written by Adele's longtime collaborator, Paul Epworth, has enjoyed more chart success than any Bond theme song in a decade. If that's any barometer of Adele's chances of taking home an Oscar, she's the favorite to win. Her Oscar competition is “Before My Time,” from Chasing Ice; “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from Ted; “Pi’s Lullaby,” from Life of Pi; and “Suddenly,” from Les Miserables.
The Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, February 24 on ABC.
Legendary boyfriend-hopping Taylor Swift says she’s ready to put future relationships on hold after her latest breakup with One Direction member Harry Styles. Swift told Vibe, “Independence is something I’ve always needed. From when I was young, but I love the idea of romance and falling in love.” She went on to state the obvious, saying, “I’ve never really had a long romance. So that’s something I think about for the future. It’s an interesting part of my personality. Part of me just wants to be alone.”
Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik is engaged. He recently proposed to his girlfriend of eight years, Melina Gallo.
The couple met at a New York City record store signing and now plan to wed over the Johnny said: "I'm getting married in July, and I'm looking forward to that. It was one of those situations like, 'I'm not going anywhere. Grow up, get married, have a good time.' So that's what we're doing."
It will be 47-year-old Johnny's second marriage. He divorced former model Laurie Farinacci in 2002.
Taylor Swift is not angry with Michael J. Fox for dissing her last week. When asked by New York magazine about whether he’d want his daughter Sam to date the country star, Fox told the mag, “No. No…Just back off.” Well, Swift took to Twitter to let her fans know she is not holding a grudge against the Back to the Future star. Wrote Swift, “Hey everybody, Michael J. Fox got in touch with me today and we are good. Thank you for having my back.”
Nicki Minaj is refusing to watch herself on "American Idol" because she's worried about what she'll think of herself.
She said: "I'm not going to watch myself.I have a hard time watching myself with anything. I'm afraid I'm going to overanalyze it and make myself feel bad about something I can't change.With a performance, I'll watch and then pause it and see if I could handle that. Sometimes it's a good performance and I really love it and I'll watch it every day after that. I'm my biggest critic."
Grammy winner and nominee Carrie Underwood has been added to the bill for this year's ceremony.
Underwood had another great year. Her singles "So Small," "Good Girl" and "Blown Away" were all certified platinum, while "Jesus, Take the Wheel" went double-platinum. Her most recent album, "Blown Away", hit platinum status in September. The album's title track is nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammys.
Kanye West has banned his girlfriend Kim Kardashian from listening to rap music while she's pregnant with their first child.
A source said: "He blew us away when he told us he'd ordered Kim to listen to nothing but classical music during her pregnancy. He said he plans to give that baby every advantage in the world, and see that it's educated in the finest schools. The way he put it was, ‘My kid's gonna go Ivy – and its education is going to start NOW, before it's even born!'"
Terrence Davidson quit his role, citing creative differences as his reason for leaving.
He said: "I've decided to step away as hair stylist and wig creator for Nicki Minaj. It has been an amazing experience offering me a chance to express my creativity and exhibit my love for the art form of wig design."
'AMERICAN IDOL' PREMIERES... WITH (THIS SEASON'S?) NEW JUDGES
It was the season 12 premiere of "American Idol" last night on FOX.
New judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban joined Randy Jackson.
Promsing singers included:
Teena Torres, a 28-year-old alumna of a Camp Mariah singing program; 21-year-old music student Christina Isabelle; 23-year-old Shira Gavrielov, who had a No. 1 single in Israel; 24-year-old Brooklynite Frankie Ford, who honed his craft singing on the subway; 17-year-old student and blueberry farmer Sarah Restuccio; 18-year-old Angela Miller, who has partial hearing loss in both ears; and Ashlee Feliciano, whose family fosters medically challenged children.
The boys in One Direction recently took a charity trip to Ghana and saw first-hand the extreme poverty facing the African nation. Band member Niall Horan was especially moved by what he saw in the city of Accra and tweeted, “Just arrived back from Accra, Ghana! Best life experience ever! I’ve seen the slums right in front of me! This is no joke! They really need your help! Poverty is real! Real eye-opener! We take so much for granted over here!”
Redfoo of LMFAO is said to be dating the world's No. 1 tennis player, Victoria Azarenka.
The 37-year-old Redfoo, whose real name is Stefan Gordy, has been spotted recently traveling the world with 23-year-old Azarenka. Then, in a radio interview last week, Redfoo confirmed he is no longer single.
He said, "I'm in love. I don't care who knows it. With a special one. I got a special one. A No. 1, if you will."
UK singer Adele on Sunday returned to the spotlight for the first time since giving birth to her son at the Golden Globe Awards, where she picked up the Best Original Song prize for “Skyfall,” but stayed tight-lipped about her baby’s name. When asked by People magazine, the singer simply said, “I am not sharing his name at the moment. It is very personal to me. I am enjoying him on my own.”
Taylor Swift is back into recording and is writing songs about Harry Styles.
A source told the UK's Sun: "Taylor writes music in the same way that other women chat to their friends on the phone.It's been how she deals with her emotions for most of her life. Harry and Taylor only dated for a short time but there were very strong feelings, so it's been a tough comedown."
Lincoln is the leading nominee for the 85th annual Academy Awards. The Steven Spielberg-directed film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role picked up 12 nominations Thursday morning. The next most-nominated film is Ang Lee’sLife of Pi, followed by Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook, each of which received eight nominations. The nominations were revealed by Emma Stone and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, who received a nomination himself in the Best Original Song category for co-writing “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from his movie Ted.
Nine films in all will compete for the Best Picture award; there could have been as many as ten nominated. Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django Unchained and Argo all received nods. In a surprising omission, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow, the directors of Best Picture nominees Argo, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, respectively, were shut out of the Best Director category.
The Best Actress category features both the oldest-ever and youngest-ever Oscar nominee. Emmanuelle Riva, the star of the film Amour, is 85; tiny Quvenzhané [quh-VEHN-szhu-nay] Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, is just nine years old.
The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, February 24. Here are the nominees in the categories announced Wednesday morning:
Best Picture Beasts of the Southern Wild Silver Linings Playbook Zero Dark Thirty Lincoln LesMiserables Life of Pi
Amour Django Unchained Argo
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, LesMiserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, LesMiserables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Animated Feature Film Frankenweenie The Pirates! Band of Misfits Wreck-It Ralph
Best Foreign Language Film Amour, France No, Chile War Witch, Canada A Royal Affair, Denmark Kon Tiki, Denmark
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) Beasts of the Southern Wild Argo Lincoln Silver LiningsPlaybook Life of Pi
Writing (Original Screenplay) Flight Zero Dark Thirty Django Unchained Amour Moonrise Kingdom
The Hunger Games was the movie of choice at The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday night.
The blockbuster film received five awards at the Los Angeles ceremony, including favorite movie, favorite action movie and favorite movie franchise.
Its main star, Jennifer Lawrence, picked up the trophy for favorite face of heroism for her performance in The Hunger Games, and she shared the prize for favorite on-screen chemistry with her co-stars, Chris Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.
Lawrence was also named favorite movie actress, an award that isn't specific to her role in The Hunger Games.
Sandra Bullock was presented with the People's Choice Awards' first-ever humanitarian honor for her charitable efforts in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco hosted the CBS telecast, which ended with her sitcom earning the award for favorite network TV comedy.
Here are the winners in all categories:
Favorite Movie The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie Actor
Robert Downey, Jr.
Favorite Movie Actress
Favorite Movie Icon
Favorite Action Movie The Hunger Games
Favorite Action Movie Star
Favorite Face of Heroism
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Favorite Comedic Movie Ted
Favorite Comedic Actor
Favorite Comedic Actress
Favorite Dramatic Movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor
Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress
Favorite Movie Franchise The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie Superhero
Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man
Favorite On-Screen Chemistry
Jennifer Lawrence / Josh Hutcherson / Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie Fan Following
Favorite Network TV Comedy The Big Bang Theory
Favorite Network TV Drama Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Cable TV Comedy Awkward
Favorite Cable TV Drama Leverage
Favorite Premium Cable TV Show True Blood
Favorite TV Crime Drama Castle
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show Supernatural
Favorite Comedic TV Actor
Favorite Comedic TV Actress
Favorite Dramatic TV Actor
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Favorite Daytime TV Host
Ellen DeGeneres, The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host
Favorite New Talk Show Host
Favorite Competition TV Show The X Factor
Favorite Celebrity Judge
Favorite TV Fan Following
Favorite New TV Comedy The New Normal
Favorite New TV Drama Beauty & The Beast
Favorite Male Artist
Favorite Female Artist
Favorite Pop Artist
Favorite Hip Hop Artist
Favorite R&B Artist
Favorite Country Artist
Favorite Breakout Artist
“What Makes You Beautiful,” One Direction
Taylor Swift, Rihanna and fun. are among the nominees who'll be taking the stage on this year's Grammy Award telecast, airing February 10 on CBS. Other performers announced for the show include alt-rockers The Black Keys and folk-rockers Mumford & Sons.
Thanks to their smash "We Are Young," fun. has six nominations going into the Grammys this year, including nods in all of the "Big Four" categories: Record, Song and Album of the Year, and Best New Artist.
Rihanna and Taylor each have three nods. Rihanna is up for Best Pop Solo Performance for "Where Have You Been," Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Talk That Talk," and Best Short Form Music Video for "We Found Love." Taylor's up for Record of the Year for "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," as well as Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media for "Safe & Sound," the song she recorded for The Hunger Games with the duo The Civil Wars.
LL Cool J returns as host for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which will air live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift ended her month-long fling with One Direction star Harry Styles after a big fight during their New Year's vacation.
Sources say the couple went to the British Virgin Islands on New Year's Day to spend some time together. But the two had a big fight and she left early, flying back to the US on her own on January 4th. Meanwhile Styles stayed on alone and lived it up, partying with other guests.
Taylor Swift's father has ordered Harry Styles to slow down his relationship with his daughter after reports that the pair were talking about marriage.
Scott Kingsley Swift has guided Taylor's career since she was a girl. He doesn't want her and Harry to break up, but he wants to make sure Taylor stays happy.
A source told the UK's Sun: "He likes Harry but he wants them to slow down and take things easy. It's clear to everyone they are smitten with one another and are already talking about marriage. He doesn't want them to split up."
Bride-to-be Kelly Clarkson dropped a great deal of weight last year, and she recently revealed her secret to shedding so many pounds was falling in love with her fiancé Brandon Blackstock. The singer told Cosmopolitan, “I lost 18 pounds. And I think that happens when you fall in love or date someone. If I’m going to be messing around, I gotta look good.”
The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence continues to be one of the most normal celebrities out there. In an interview with Vanity Fair she admits that being an actress isn’t all that tough. “Not to sound rude, but [acting] is stupid,” says Lawrence. “Everybody’s like, ‘How can you remain with a level head?’ And I’m like, ‘Why would I ever get cocky? I’m not saving anybody’s life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I’m making movies. It’s stupid.”