Mark Cant/FoxIf you’ve ever wondered what it would be like if Mariah Carey had her own cooking show, Funny or Die gives you some idea. In a new video called “Cooking with Mariah (and Also with Bryan),” the singer, along with her co-host Bryan Safi, make Frito Pie and discuss past relationships.
Most of the clip involves Mariah mashing some questionable ingredients into a bowl, while taking frequent breaks to fix her hair. At one point, Bryan asks her about a particular lyric in her new song “Infinity,” where she sings, “Boy you acting so corny like Fritos.” She hilariously explains that the line was inspired by a former Italian lover named Frito.
As for why things ended between Mariah and Frito? “Frito stole my car,” Mariah says with a straight face. “So he was kind of jerk, but you always want to gravitate towards those guys. I don’t know what it is about them”
“I used to date someone named Tostito,” Bryan adds.
After some final touches to the Frito Pie that include a sprinkling of M&Ms and some sangria, director Brett Ratner comes out to give it a taste test. The bizarre video ends with a visit from Mariah’s “ex” Frito, who promptly gets the Frito Pie smashed in his face.
ABC/ Ida Mae AstuteWatch out Beyonce. Kelly Clarkson might steal your man! In a videotaped car ride with a couple of Australian radio hosts, Kelly admits she thinks Jay Z is hot.
It all starts when Bey’s song, “Drunk in Love,” comes on the car radio. "I love this song," she says, before belting out the lyrics to some unsuspecting bystanders.
Then, when asked if she thinks Bey’s rapper hubby is hot, she replies, “Yeah! He’s cool. Any kind of confident dude is hot.” But Kelly does draw the line somewhere. When asked about Kim Kardashian's hubby Kanye West, she says, "Umm… that's a little too confident.”
The car trip also includes Kelly singing her own hit "Since U Been Gone" with the windows down, as well as Boyz II Men's "End of the Road" and One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful."
ABC/Kelsey McNealWant a surefire way to annoy Nick Jonas? Start abbreviating words unnecessarily. Nick was one of several pop stars who revealed their greatest pet peeves to the U.K.’s Capital FM.
“Abbreviations annoy me,” he said. “All kinds of abbreviations. I just don’t see the point. Why can’t we say the whole thing? The words aren’t that long.”
Jake Roche of Rixton also opened up about what irks him. “There’s a few things in life that annoy me, but my main one is slow walking people,” he said. His band mate Lewi Morgan said he's bothered by “people who say ‘um’ before everything.”
Kelly Clarkson’s pet peeve is more specific to the music industry. She said it annoys her “when you hear singers that sing songs that have obviously never experienced the actual message.”
Tove Lo revealed she hates people who are “in a generally bad mood all the time.” And as for what gets under Meghan Trainor’s skin? “Bugs,” she said.
Jeff Daly/NBCOne Direction's Niall Horan will be hitting the links again with his fellow Northern Irishman, world number one golfer Rory McIlory. Niall will be competing with McIlroy later this month at the BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am at the Wentworth Club near London.
Last month, Niall served as Rory's caddie at the Masters' Par-Three Contest. In that case Niall was just carrying Rory's bag, but at the Pro-Am -- which pairs pro golfers with amateurs -- he'll actually be competing as part of a team with Rory and two English former soccer players.
"I'll probably be more nervous than in front of thousands with 1D," said Niall of the opportunity, the BBC reports. "I'm hoping Rory will give me a few tips on calming the nerves."
"Niall and I had a good fun together in the Par-Three Contest at the Masters and I'm looking forward to seeing him again at Wentworth," Rory said.
According to the BBC Niall has a 12 handicap, which means he's not a terrible golfer, but he has nothing on Justin Timberlake, maybe pop music's best golfer with a 4.5 handicap according to Forbes.
The BMW PGA Championship Pro-Am takes place May 20.
Jeff Daly/NBCMaybe Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction wasn’t as amicable as we thought. It seems Zayn and his former band mate Louis Tomlinson are in a bit of a Twitter feud.
It started when Zayn retweeted a picture of himself with his new pal, DJ Naughty Boy, and a caption that cryptically read, “Replace this.” Louis spotted the picture and felt the need to tweet a comment about its weird, trippy filter.
“Remember when you were 12 and you used to think those Mac filters for your pictures were cool haha ! Some people still do HA!” he wrote.
Zayn shot back, “Remember when you had a life and stopped making b**chy comments about mine?”
Louis has never been Naughty Boy’s biggest fan. Back in March, after Zayn left the group, Naughty Boy tweeted a video that seemed to imply he “saved” Zayn from One Direction. Louis responded, “Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you're so inconsiderate pal , seriously how f**king old are you ? Grow up ! #masterofallwisdom.”
Remember when you were 12 and you used to think those Mac filters for your pictures were cool haha ! Some people still do HA!
A.M.P.A.S.(r)/Image Group LALady Gaga knows how to throw a party. The singer hosted a Met Gala after-party with her designer pal Alexander Wang, following the swanky fashion event on Monday.
New York magazine reports the star-studded soiree took place at the Diamond Horseshoe club in Midtown Manhattan, home to the dinner-theater show Queen of the Night. Gaga, clad in a sparkly black jumpsuit and attached platform boots, jammed to music from behind the DJ booth and mingled with mega-famous attendees. One such attendee was Madonna, whose arrival sent the party into a frenzy.
Another guest was Miley Cyrus, who was spotted hanging with Insurgent actress Zoe Kravitz and Rita Ora. According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Miley was spied smoking what appeared to be a joint, and sharing a puff with Gaga. One guest reportedly commented the party “reeked of pot.”
Lorde was also at the event with her friend, Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence. And a few celebrity couples were seen getting cozy in the crowd, including Les Miserables actress Amanda Seyfried and Justin Long, and Fault in Our Stars actor Ansel Elgot and his girlfriend, Violette Komyshan. The latter two “couldn’t keep their hands off each other,” according to Page Six.
FoxOn May 13, American Idol will crown its 14th season winner during a two-hour episode jam-packed with musical guests.
Echosmith, Vance Joy, Ricky Martin, Fall Out Boy, Pitbull and New Kids on the Block are just a few of the acts that will be taking the stage before Ryan Seacrest announces the winner. The night will also include performances by American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban, as well as former judge Steven Tyler.
The two-part finale begins the night before and features the final face-off between the top two contestants, after one singer is eliminated. There are four finalists remaining right now: Clark Beckham of Whitehouse, Tennessee; Nick Fradiani of Guilford, Connecticut; Jax, of East Brunswick, New Jersey; and Rayvon Owen from Richmond, Virgina.
The final American Idol episodes air on Fox Tuesday, May 12 from 9:00-10:00 p.m., and Wednesday, May 13 from 8:00-10:06 p.m. It will be broadcast live on the East Coast, and tape-delayed on the West Coast.
The first presenters for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards have been announced. They include Celine Dion, Ne-Yo, Rita Ora and 50 Cent, as well as the cast of Entourage, BachelorettesBritt Nilsson and Kaitlyn Bristowe, Laverne Cox of Orange Is the New Black, Empire'sTaraji P. Henson, and Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo.
As previously announced, performers on the May 17 telecast will include Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Nick Jonas, Hozier, Kelly Clarkson, Sam Smith, Van Halen, and Empire stars Jussie Smollett and Bryshere "Yazz" Gray with Estelle.
The 2015 Billboard Music Awards, hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen, will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on ABC.
Eric McCandless/CBS Adele rarely posts anything on social media, let alone photos. That's why fans were surprised when Wednesday, the day after her 27th birthday, the Grammy-winning star posted a picture of herself in drag.
"Thank you for the birthday wishes I had a wonderful time! I was my hero x" Adele wrote, and posted four photos of herself dressed like George Michael circa his Faith album, complete with leather jacket, shades, beard stubble and pompadour. If you're wondering why Adele would celebrate her birthday by wearing a costume, Brits are fond of the concept of the "fancy dress party," which we would call a costume party.
George Michael himself approved of Adele's outfit, tweeting, "Happy Birthday @OfficialAdele !!! I'm so flattered, love The Singing Greek! xxx "
American Idol is down to its final four contestants, and tonight, each one will sing three songs: one the judges have chosen, one chosen by mentor Scott Borchetta, and one they themselves picked for their hometowns. Meanwhile, 16-year-old Tyanna Jones, who was eliminated last week, thinks that any of the remaining four contestants has something unique about them that could lead them to victory.
Speaking about Jax -- the only female left in the competition -- Tyanna tells ABC Radio, "Her voice is so unique to the point where when you hear it, I feel like at first you’ll kind of be like, 'Okay, what can I do with this, what can I do with this?' But then she reveals that she can sing so many different genres of music and still sound like Jax."
As for Clark Beckham, Tyanna says, "The thing that I love most about him, being a church girl, is the fact that he is church. Like, when he sings, you just have the stank face on and you’re just looking at him like, 'Boy, you know you’re not supposed to be able to sing like that!'"
When it comes to Nick Fradiani, Tyanna says he looks like the type who would "be like Adam Levine singing songs about girls. Because he looks so good, people would say, 'He’s gonna be that player boy type,' or, 'He’s gonna be that grungy kinda dude who wears leather jackets' type. But he is just such a genuine and sweet guy."
Tyanna points to Nick's performances of "Man in the Mirror" and "What Hurts the Most" as highlights, noting, "When he [sang] them...his voice has that sweet and tender sound to it and I think that’s really special about him."
And what about Rayvon Owen, the contestant who seemingly can't be eliminated? Every week, he's been in the bottom, but miraculously makes it to the next week.
"Rayvon is a dark horse," Tyanna tells ABC Radio. "Even though he was in that save, every time he had to sing for the save, he [sang] for the save. Like, he put his all into his performances. And I’m so proud of him and he['s] gonna win if he keeps doing that!"
As for Tyanna herself, she says the fact that she stayed on the show long enough to qualify for the summer tour softens the blow of being eliminated.
"Oh, most definitely," she says. "You know, I always tell people -- they’re like, 'I’m so sorry, I thought you were gonna win,' and I’m like, 'Dude, you’re gonna see me really, really soon and for a very long time, so it’s okay!'”
Ray Mickshaw / FOXThe nightly set times for the first-ever U.S. edition of the Rock in Rio festival have been announced.
Bruno Mars, John Legend and MAGIC! will perform on the final day of the festival's second weekend, May 15-16, on the Las Vegas strip. MAGIC! is scheduled to perform on the Mercedes Benz Evolution Stage at 4:30 p.m., followed by John at 8:30 p.m. Bruno will play the main stage at 11:10 p.m.
Sam Smith was originally set to perform a set right before Bruno, but he was forced to cancel a string of tour dates -- including this one -- due to a vocal cord hemorrhage. It’s still unknown who’ll replace him.
The day prior, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Charli XCX, Tove Lo and Jessie J will be hitting the stage.
Island RecordsNeon Trees is back with a new single: a break-up song called “Songs I Can’t Listen To.”
The tune, written by front man Tyler Glenn, was inspired by a pivotal moment in his life. "My best friend didn't want me in her life anymore, and a few weeks later I started seeing someone that excited me, and music was a central part to both relationships,” he said in a statement. “Now neither people are in my life, but all those songs are...And I'm instantly transported to intimate moments with those people whenever those songs come on."
The band -- Tyler, Chris Allen, Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley -- kick off their “An Intimate Night Out with Neon Trees” tour on June 6 in Seattle, Washington. They’ll perform around the country before concluding in Boston, Massachusetts on July 25.
Their last album, Pop Psychology, was released in April of last year. Here’s a list of their summer tour dates:
6/6 -- Seattle, WA, Showbox 6/7 -- Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom 6/9 -- San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore 6/11 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Fonda Theatre 6/12 -- Las Vegas, NV, The Pool - The Cosmopolitan 6/13 -- Orem, UT, Brent Brown Ballpark 6/15 -- Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre 6/17 -- Austin, TX, Emo's Alternative Lounge - Inside 6/18 -- Dallas, TX, Granada Theater 6/19 -- Houston, TX, House of Blues 6/20 -- Baton Rouge, LA, Dixie Landin' Theme Park 6/22 -- St. Louis, MO, The Ready Room 6/24 -- Grand Rapids, MI, Intersection 6/25 -- Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theatre 6/26 -- Council Bluff, IA, Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino 7/9 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution 7/10 -- Orlando, FL, Beacham Theatre 7/11 -- St. Petersburg, FL, State Theatre 7/13 -- Atlanta, GA, Center State Theatre 7/14 -- Nashville, TN, The Cannery 7/16 -- Columbus, OH, Newport Music Hall 7/17 -- Cleveland, OH, House of Blues 7/18 -- Baltimore, MD, Rams Head Live 7/20 -- Washington, DC, 9:30 Club 7/21 -- Philadelphia, PA, TLA 7/22 -- New York, NY, Irving Plaza 7/25 -- New Haven, CT, College Street Music Hall 7/26 -- Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
Image Group LA/ABCIf you’ve got a “Blank Space” in your text messages, allow Taylor Swift to assist you. A new app called TayText helps you draft your text messages using Taylor’s song lyrics.
The app, created by five Harvard Business School students, includes more than 300 lyrics from more than 60 different Taylor songs. That’s enough to suit practically any mood. Lyrics are organized into different themes including “Into You,” “Over You” and “Missing You.”
TayText is available for iOS and can be used for regular texting, or on other apps – like Tinder. You can purchase it from the App Store for 99 cents. To use, just download and install it as a keyboard on your phone, the same way you’d install emojis. Then, you’re ready to let Taylor do the talking for you.
Greg Gayne/NBCChristinaAguilera lost one artist on Tuesday night's Voice results show, but retained another.
Kimberly Nichole was sent home after she and teammate IndiaCarney were forced to perform for the instant save. For the second week in a row, India was saved by viewers who cast their votes on social media.
India sang the Pink hit "Perfect," while Kimberly tackled The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army."
Pharrell Williams has two artists remaining as season eight winds down. Christina, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton each has one.
The one-hour broadcast was filled with performances by past Voice contestants, including Jacquie Lee, who showcased her single "Tears Fall," which was written by Sia. Avery Wilson, Vicci Martinez, and season-seven winner Craig Wayne Boyd also returned.
The top five will take the stage next Monday night on NBC.
Press Here PublicityAfter a couple years' hiatus, Lifehouse are back with a new album, Out of the Wasteland, which arrives May 26. On June 19, they'll hit the road with Nickelback, and while that concert pairing may seem a bit odd, Lifehouse thinks their fans and the Canadian rockers' audience will get along just fine.
"Absolutely," Lifehouse bass player Bryce Soderberg tells ABC Radio. "They're very in-your-face rock guys, but I think that a lot of their fan base adheres to the same radio format that we've been doing over the past 10 years, so I think it will be a good mesh."
But in a summer packed with high profile tours, what can Lifehouse say to persuade fans to come check them out on the road, rather than another act? "[We'll be] just begging and pleading for them to come out to see us," laughs frontman Jason Wade. "It's gonna be like the Mayweather-Pacquaio fight. Put a 100 bucks in the pot and give us 400 million dollars," adds Bryce.
"It's gonna be nice to get back out on the road," says Jason, seriously. "We've taken some time off. We're really excited to play some new material, but we're not one of those bands that's not going to play the songs that put us on the map. So we will be playing all of the hits we've had on the radio, so don't worry about that."
Lifehouse spoke to ABC Radio Tuesday during Live Nation National Concert Day, an event designed to promote the many tours crisscrossing the U.S. this summer. From now through Saturday, if you buy at least two concert tickets, you'll get $30 in Live Nation concert cash good towards your next concert tickets purchase.
So what are Lifehouse's favorite summer concert memories? "I got to see "Weird" Al [Yankovic] when I was 11. It was amazing," recalls Bryce. "Beck, when I was a kid, I got to see him, it was incredible."
As for Jason, his favorite summer concert memory is the first time the band went on tour, because he didn't attend concerts as a kid.
"I didn't really grow up going to shows, to be honest, so my first full rock experience was opening up for Pearl Jam when I was 19, 20 years old," he says. "And to get to watch them play every single night for three months, it was life-changing!"
The Lifehouse/Nickelback tour runs through August 29 in Atlanta, Georgia.
RCA RecordsBritney Spears was forced to cancel two shows over the weekend in Las Vegas when she hurt her ankle onstage. Now, she's had to scrap her show on Wednesday as well.
Britney's May 6 performance of Piece of Me will be rescheduled; her doctors have advised her not to take the stage so she can continue to heal. Ticketholders can either return tickets for a refund, or exchange them.
Tickets for Britney's newly announced Piece of Me dates for this fall go on sale May 9.
Mary Ellen MatthewsSia may like to hide her face in public, but her blonde bob is usually on display. Now, she's launched a mobile game featuring the iconic hairstyle. The aim of the game, called Bob Job!, is to match as many different sets of bobs, dogs and unicorns as you can before time runs out. It’s kind of like a Sia-themed Bejeweled.
The game was designed by the pop star and features a soundtrack of her music, including “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” Sia, who’s a huge animal rights supporter, also made sure that proceeds from the game go toward the Best Friends Animal Society.
The app is free-to-play for Apple and Android devices.
Darren AnkenmanAhead of his upcoming stint opening for Taylor Swift on her 1989 World Tour, Vance Joy decided to record a cover of Taylor’s song “I Know Places.” He put an acoustic folk music twist on the tune from Taylor’s latest album.
It seems the two share a mutual admiration for each other’s music. Back in January, Taylor covered Vance’s song “Riptide” on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Maybe they’ll plan a duet while on tour together.
Vance will hit the road with Taylor for a string of North American dates, beginning May 20 in Bossier City, Louisiana and stretching through October. He’ll also join Taylor for dates in his native Australia in November and December.
Peter Kramer/NBCSet your DVRs, Sheerios! Ed Sheeran will be guest starring on tonight’s special live episode of the NBC comedy Undateable.
He confirmed the news on Twitter earlier today, saying, “Randomly, i'm gonna be on #UndateableLive tonight for my dude [Undateable producer Bill Lawrence], should be fun, tune in. lots of fun to be had.”
Ed joins the previously announced lineup of guest stars, including former Scrubs cast mates Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Neil Flynn and Christa Miller. After Ed broke the news of his appearance, Zach tweeted, “@edsheeran I've dropped my crush on @Harry_Styles for you. I only have room for one British heartthrob. #zaynwillalwaysbeapartof1d.”
Bill Lawrence created the show Scrubs as well as the show Cougar Town, starring Ed’s bestie Courteney Cox.
There will be two performances of the one-hour live episode tonight: one airing at 9 p.m. on the East Coast, and another airing at 9 p.m. on the West Coast.
ABC/Lou RoccoWant to know what to expect from Taylor Swift’s tour before she comes to a city near you? Last night she launched her 1989 World Tour in Tokyo, Japan, and details about the spectacle have been steadily flooding the Internet.
According to Setlist.fm, Taylor began the concert with a performance of “Welcome to New York,” and performed every song from the standard edition 1989, plus bonus tracks “New Romantics” and “You Are in Love.” She also sang some Taylor classics, including “Love Story” and a re-arranged version of “I Knew You Were Trouble.”
Various social media posts by fans revealed that the audience at the Tokyo Dome was given wristbands that were synchronized to flash with the rhythms of songs and create different light patterns across the venue. Paper airplanes flew into the crowd during “Out of the Woods,” and confetti shot out of cannons during the closing number, “Shake It Off.”
Tonight, Taylor plays her second show at the Tokyo Dome. She’ll then head back to the U.S. for a string of dates kicking off May 20 in Bossier City, Louisiana.