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The star's concert was hit by a terror attack in the city last month
As Manchester continues to reel over the city’s terror attacks last month at the MEN Arena, there has been one person determined to bring some light back into the devastated city: Ariana Grande. It was at the singer’s concert that 22 people died during Britain’s most horrific terror attacks in a decade and the star was left devastated.
Ariana Grande hosted a One Love Manchester concert following the terror attack atrocity
However, after the initial shock, the Into You hitmaker picked herself back up, returned to the city and hosted the One Love Manchester benefit concert to raise money for the victims and their families and to bring a message of peace and unity.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande To Be Made An Honorary Manchester Citizen
The 21,000 capacity venue will not be hosting any events until mid-September at the earliest, following last month's terrorist attack.
Manchester Arena is reportedly set to remain closed until September after the shocking terrorist attack that killed 22 people last month.
A number of acts that had been due to perform at the 21,000 capacity venue over the next three months have been announcing re-arrangement, postponements or cancellations, as extensive refurbishment work at the Arena is being scheduled after a suicide bomber detonated a device in the foyer as fans were leaving Ariana Grande’s concert back on May 22nd.
Celine Dion is one of the acts whose gig has been affected
Continue reading: Manchester Arena To Remain Closed Until September
Miley Cyrus insists it was a ''no brainer'' agreeing to perform at the Manchester benefit concert and hopes her and her pal Ariana Grande will be able to organise more things like this.
Miley Cyrus says it was a ''no brainer'' agreeing to do the Manchester benefit concert.
The 'Malibu' hitmaker was thrilled to join her friend Ariana Grande at the concert on Sunday (04.06.17) to raise money for the victims of an awful terror attack following an Ariana concert in the north England city only a few weeks ago.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw backstage at the One Love Manchester benefit concert, Miley said: ''It's a no brainer [when Ariana asked me]. Yes, for sure. I think what I told her too is I plan on making music for the rest of my life and I think that's her plan too.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus: It Was A No Brainer To Do The Manchester Benefit Concert
Grande's manager Scooter Braun says "in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly."
As Ariana Grande concertgoers left the Manchester Arena in late May this year, a suicide bomber detonated his bomb in the Arena's foyer, killing 22 people and injuring over 100 more. It was one of the deadliest attacks the United Kingdom has ever seen.
Ariana Grande's manager Scooter Braun confirms the Manchester gig will go on
In the aftermath, the country for the most-part pulled together, supporting one another and content in the fact that love will always beat out terror. Grande herself opened up about her own feelings following the attack, admitting she was "broken" immediately after hearing the news, but helping put together a benefit concert, which is scheduled to go ahead tonight in the city of Manchester.
The benefit gig at Manchester's Old Trafford cricket ground is being held on Sunday (June 4th), and tickets sold out in under six minutes this morning.
The One Love Manchester concert, the benefit gig to be held by Ariana Grande in the wake of the terrorist atrocity at her gig in the city last week, has sold out in just six minutes when tickets went on sale today.
About 45,000 tickets were snapped up in a matter of minutes after they went on sale at 10am on Thursday (June 1st).
The concert is due to be held at Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground on June 4th. It’s being televised by the BBC, and all proceeds are going to the British Red Cross’s Manchester Emergency Fund to help those injured and the families of the 22 people killed by the suicide bomber last Monday.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester Benefit Gig Sells Out In Six Minutes
The 'One Love Manchester' benefit concert had been due to clash with Sunday's 'BGT' final, but ITV has moved it to Saturday night instead.
ITV has announced that it is to move the live final of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ in order that it doesn’t clash with the BBC’s coverage of Ariana Grande’s star-studded benefit concert in Manchester on Sunday (June 4th).
The network will now be screening the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ final at 7:30pm on Saturday night (June 3rd), the time slot in which it had originally planned to broadcast the British Soap Awards.
In a statement, a spokesperson for ITV said that it had “no desire to distract from the important cause” for which Grande’s concert is raising funds. For soap fans, ITV will now be showing the awards on Tuesday night (June 6th) at 8:00pm.
Joan and Frankie Grande have expressed their sadness over last week's events on social media.
It's been just over a week since the horrific attack on the Manchester Arena where Ariana Grande was performing, and now her family have reached out to express their support to all those affected by the bombing and their sadness over the tragedy that took place.
Ariana Grande at the American Music Awards
It's rumoured that there has been extra security around the home of Ariana Grande's mother Joan in Boca Raton, Florida, with TMZ citing several 'security vehicles' being parked outside the residence as well as 'two cop cars' on the street nearby. There was no mention of this, however, on Joan Grande's recent statement on the UK terror attack.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande's Family Reach Out To Manchester Attack Victims
The singer will return to the city to raise money for the victims of a terror attack that killed 22 of her fans.
Ariana Grande has revealed she'll be returning to Manchester at some point for a benefit concert, raising money for the victims of a terror attack at Manchester Arena which claimed the lives of 22 of her fans.
Ariana Grande will return to the city of Manchester
The singer announced the news in a statement posted to her social media accounts yesterday (May 26), where she wrote: "I'll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families. I want to thank my fellow musicians and friends for reaching out to be a part of our expression of love for Manchester. I will have details to share with you as soon as everything is confirmed."
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Returning To Manchester For Benefit Concert
Ariana Grande's fans have been campaigning to get her single 'One Last Time' to the top of the charts in memory of the lives lost during the terror attack in Manchester earlier this week.
Ariana Grande's single 'One Last Time' has climbed to the top of UK iTunes chart following the horrific terror attack at her gig in Manchester earlier this week.
The 23-year-old singer was left devastated on Monday (22.05.17) when 22 people, many of whom were children, lost their lives when a suicide bomber let off an explosive at the end of her concert at Manchester Arena, but her fans have been campaigning to get the heartbreak ballad to Number One in memory of the victims.
The 2015 single was the last track the brunette beauty performed for her 21,000 fans before they were all caught up in the horrific event that left over 59 people injured.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande's One Last Time Goes To Number 1
Braun took to his Instagram to send his sympathies to those who had lost loved ones in the attack, and to praise the actions of Mancunians who helped the victims.
The 23 year old star’s manager took to Instagram on Wednesday night (May 24th), two days after the devastating attack perpetrated by a suicide bomber that claimed the lives of 22 people and left dozens more injured at MEN Arena immediately after Grande’s gig there on Monday.
In addition to paying tribute to the families of those who lost their lives, Braun also praised the spontaneous acts of kindness from Mancunians who offered aid, comfort and beds for those shaken or stranded in the city following the attack.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande's Manager Scooter Braun Condemns Terror Attacks
The Courteeners have praised the ''togetherness, community, and spirit'' of Manchester in a statement confirming their homecoming gig will go ahead this weekend following an alleged terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
The rockers have confirmed their huge homecoming show at Emirates Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, on Saturday (27.05.17) will still go ahead, despite the tragedy on Monday (22.05.17) and frontman Liam Fray has sent a message of support to all those affected by the incident.
He said in a statement released on Tuesday (23.05.17) evening: ''Following last night's terrible and tragic events, we send our love and thoughts to all families affected and to our emergency services who were so quick and brave.
Continue reading: Courteeners' Homecoming To Go Ahead
Jessie J believes musicians can ''create a feeling in three minutes''.
Jessie J believes musicians can ''create a feeling in three minutes''.
The 28-year-old singer claims certain artists have the ability to put their feelings into a track and transport the listener to a certain place, or help them experience an emotion they've wanted to feel for their ''lifetime'' with one single song.
And the 'Bang Bang' hitmaker has credited Ariana Grande with that skill.
Continue reading: Jessie J Believes Musicians Can 'create A Feeling In Three Minutes'
They couldn't have picked a better pair for this legendary song.
Ariana Grande and John Legend recreate the Grammy and Academy Award winning 'Beauty and the Beast' title song for the forthcoming live action Disney reboot. The song won myriad awards when it was first released with Celine Dion, and there is no doubt that they do it justice this time around.
Ariana Grande performs with John Legend for 'Beauty and the Beast'
The original title theme was composed by the 8-time Oscar winning Alan Menken alongside Howard Ashman (who died during the release of the 1991 animation), and written by Tim Rice. Menken is responsible for the bulk of the film's soundtrack, and has returned to work on this hugely exciting remake having also been acknowledged for his work on the likes of 'The Little Mermaid', 'Aladdin' and 'Pocahontas'.
Ariana Grande has paid tribute to her half-brother Frankie Grande on his 34th birthday with a string of images of the pair from their childhood.
Ariana Grande has paid tribute to her half-brother Frankie Grande on his birthday.
The 'Dangerous Woman' hitmaker - who shares the same mother, Joan Grande, with Frankie - has taken to social media to gush about her brother in a heartfelt post, which saw her wish her older sibling ''a bundle of sparkles and bright, beautiful energy'' on his 34th birthday on Tuesday (24.01.17).
Alongside an image of the pair as children, which sees the 23-year-old singer kiss her sibling, she wrote: ''happy birthday to a bundle of sparkles and bright, beautiful energy @frankiejgrande
The 23 year old pop hitmaker is to be a playable character in the free mobile game.
Pop singer Ariana Grande has revealed that she’s going to be featuring in the new Final Fantasy computer game Brave Exvius as a playable character.
The 23 year old American star will be a new unlockable character in the RPG game, released worldwide back on June 29th this year as a free mobile game.
Grande’s character, named DW, features in her iconic black latex bunny costume, the same image she’s been cultivating on her recent album Dangerous Woman. Moves she’ll be to perform include singing into a microphone and casting spells, and she gave fans a preview of what her avator looks like via Instagram on January 1st, according to Complex.
The singer says she felt ‘sick and objectified’ after the incident.
Ariana Grande has shared the story of a not too pleasant fan encounter she had while out with boyfriend rapper Mac Miller.
Writing on Twitter, the singer described being out getting food with Miller, when they were approached by an excited, young male fan.
Ariana Grande felt ‘sick and objectified’ after a recent fan encounter
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Slams Male Fan Who Made Her Feel 'Like A Piece Of Meat'
Carey famously once declared she didn't know Jennifer Lopez.
The superstar has never been able to live down that time she said she ‘I don’t know her’ when asked about Jennifer Lopez and during an appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live' on Sunday, we got to find out who else Mariah doesn't know.
Continue reading: Mariah Carey Doesn't Know Demi Lovato Or Ariana Grande Either
It seems only Ellen is allowed to asked Ariana about her love life.
Ariana Grande proved she really is a Dangerous Woman when Ryan Seacrest dared ask her about her relationship with rapper Mac Miller following her posting an intimate photo of the pair of them on Instagram. She appeared on 'On Air With Ryan Seacrest' yesterday (September 15th 2016) and made it clear what she did and didn't want to talk about.
Ariana Grande explains what's what to Ryan Seacrest
The 23-year-old singer posted a shot of her hugging Mac Miller in an intimate position on the floor with the caption 'baabyyy', which certainly suggests that the couple are officially dating. Ariana didn't like Ryan Seacrest making that assumption on his radio show though.
Continue reading: Dangerous Woman Indeed! Ariana Grande Flips Out On Ryan Seacrest
Nicki Minaj works up a sweat with her new pal.
Ariana Grande was joined by rap queen Nicki Minaj in a gym-based performance of the former's newest track 'Side to Side' at the 2016 MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 28th 2016), where they did a choreographed SoulCycle routine which turns out to have been a teaser for the brand new video.
Ariana Grande unveils 'Side By Side' video
The performance featured Minaj in curve-hugging pink Latex, muscular backing singers with dumbbells and scantily clad dancers on exercise bikes. Meanwhile, the Hannah Lux-directed new video had much of the same thing complete with sexy sauna and shower scenes and Ariana Grande in various outfits from a white sports bra and a shocking pink leotard to a PVC trenchcoat and Guess sportswear. As part of the single and video release, Grande has collaborated with Guess to release a range of gym-wear inspired by the video itself.
More: Ariana Grande's brother Frankie on 'Celebrity Big Brother'
The single is from her third album 'Dangerous Woman', which she released back in May reaching number one in the UK Album Charts. The album also features the singles 'Focus' and 'Into You', as well as the title track. She'll be promoting the release with a tour later this year, details of which are yet to be announced.
It's the first time Ariana Grande has teamed alongside Nicki Minaj, but the latter has been making a lot of guest appearances this year. She joined Bebe Rexha on 'No Broken Hearts', DJ Mustard and Jeremih on 'Don't Hurt Me' and DJ Khaled on 'Do You Mind'.
Meanwhile, aside from promoting 'Dangerous Woman', Ariana has been launching various business ventures this year. Debuting her Mac Cosmestics collection, releasing her second fragrance 'Frankie by Ariana Grande' and unveiling her first fashion line with Lipsy London. This year she also hosted 'Saturday Night Live', appeared in 'Zoolander 2' and signed on to star as Penny in 'Hairspray Live!' on NBC.
Frankie was overcome by emotion after receiving the special message from his superstar sister.
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ contestant Frankie Grande got a special surprise inside the house on Friday, when he received a video message from his famous sister Ariana Grande. Frankie is entering his final week in the house and is now one of just eight contestants battling to be this series' winner.
The upcoming NBC musical has just added Sean Hayes and Rosie O’Donnell to its cast.
Ariana Grande couldn't be more excited to take on the role of Penny in NBC’s upcoming ‘Hairspray Live!’. Speaking during the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, Grande said she didn't want to change anything about the character, including adding any new songs.
Ariana Grande will star as Penny in NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live!’
“I don’t want to change anything about the role or how she develops,” Grande said. “I just love Penny and it’s such a great honour to play her. I don’t want any special icing or parts.” Penny is a supporting character in the musical comedy and she keeps her impressive vocal range hidden until the very end.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Feels "Honoured" To Be Playing Penny In 'Hairspray Live!'
The singer, who is suffering from a throat and sinus infection gave an emotional apology to fans on social media for the cancelation.
Ariana Grande has had to pull out of her scheduled performance at Rock in Rio in Lisbon on Sunday (May 29th) due to a throat and sinus infection. The singer made the announcement on her social media accounts, telling fans she’d been ‘crying over this for an hour’.
Ariana Grande has had to pull out of Rock in Rio in Lisbon due to a throat and sinus infection.
'I'm deeply saddened to tell my babes in Portugal that I have to cancel my performance in Rock in Rio. (I've literally been crying over this for an hour)…' Grande wrote. ’I have a throat & sinus infection & my doctors have advised me not to sing for a few days.'
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Cancels Rock In Rio Performance Due To Illness
Grande managed to knock Drake off the top spot after two weeks at number one.
Ariana Grande has landed her first ever UK number one album, with her third studio offering, Dangerous Woman. The US singer managed to knock Canadian rapper Drake off the top spot, after he returned to number one for a second time last week with Views.
Ariana Grande has scored her first UK number one album.
But it was a close race, as Dangerous Woman beat Views by just 600 combined chart sales, according to the Official Charts company. The album sees Grande collaborate with artists including Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Macy Gray.
Continue reading: 'Dangerous Woman' Ariana Grande Scores First UK Number One Album
The singer nearly lost her life when her entrance went wrong during the opening night of her Honeymoon tour.
Ariana Grande has revealed her scary near death experience during the opening night of her Honeymoon tour last year. Appearing on ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man’ the 22-year-old described how she literally almost died, when she was nearly crushed by a moving part of the stage.
Ariana Grande had a scary near-death experience during her ‘Honeymoon’ tour.
"Opening night of my Honeymoon tour I almost died," Grande told Carr. "For real, I'm not exaggerating. I usually exaggerate, but I'm not. You know how they have those toaster things where people come up from the stage and you pop up?”
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Reveals Terrifying Near Death Experience
There's literally no end to Ariana Grande's unusual talent.
We were already very much aware of Ariana Grande's talent for mimicry after her past appearances on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' showed her perfecting some of the world's most iconic female singing voices, but now she's gone a step further, bringing her talent to 'Saturday Night Live' and absolutely nailing Jennifer Lawrence.
Ariana Grande does the best J-Law
'The Hunger Games' star doesn't exactly have the most distinctive of voices or mannerisms, but that didn't stop Ariana Grande imitating her perfectly on the Family Feud sketch of 'Saturday Night Live' this weekend (March 12th 2015). She got that husky pitch down to an absolute tee as she insisted that she was 'a regular person' and talking about her love of junk food which, let's face it, is SO Jennifer.
Continue reading: Best Impression Ever: Ariana Grande Does Jennifer Lawrence On 'SNL'
The American star is collaborating with British fashion chain Lipsy to create at least two fashion ranges this year.
Pop sensation Ariana Grande has announced that she’s branching out into the world of fashion, teaming up with British high street chain Lipsy to design a number of ranges of clothing.
The 22 year old will be debuting a twenty-piece fashion range on March 2nd, according to a press release, as well as a summer range that will be available from May. The range will offer a “dynamic and directional route of strong fashion silhouettes, on-trend must-haves and wardrobe staples, for those who want to make a real fashion statement.”
“It’s so great getting to collaborate with Lipsy to do something special for my fans. The line is youthful, affordable and I know my fans will love it,” she said. She’ll also be adding a 30 piece jewellery range to accompany the clothing.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Teaming Up With Lipsy To Create Fashion Range
The boyband were named artist of the year, for the second year in a row.
It was a big night for British boyband One Direction at the American Music Awards on Sunday evening. The boyband took home the prize for artist of the year at the ceremony in Los Angeles, beating the likes of Ariana Grande, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
One Direction won big at the American Music Awards.
The group, who also performed single ‘Perfect’ at the ceremony, have now won the fan-voted award two years in a row. They also took home the award for favourite pop/rock duo or group, beating Maroon 5 and Walk the Moon.
Continue reading: One Direction And Taylor Swift Lead The Winners At American Music Awards
Derek, Hansel and some other familiar faces are back in Zoolander 2! After offering their services to 'The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too' Derek and Hansel find themselves pining for a time when they were the biggest names in fashion. Only a few years might've past but the fashion industry is a very different place and one that's left them FAR behind.
When an Interpol agent finds a unique pattern to a series of deaths - some of the world's most beautiful people - she knows that Derek Zoolander is the only one who can help catch the killer. Pop stars including Demi Lovato and Lenny Kravitz have all been found dead with a certain look alluding to Blue Steel on their face.
Zoolander 2 is the follow up to the 2001 film and it once again sees Stiller team up with Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film was written by Ben Stiller and Justin Theroux and will be released in cinemas from February 2016.
The 17-year-old has responded after being criticised on Instagram for posting the bikini picture.
Ariel Winter has spoken out against the body shamers who sent her a barrage of negative comments after she posted a picture of herself wearing a bikini on Instagram. The 17-year-old hit back at those who claimed she was “asking for it”, by sharing the image, in which she was seen posing beside her two young nieces.
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
Hours after the 68 year-old called out young performers for using the age-old philosophy of sex sells, Grande responded by agreeing, and then tweeted a photo of a young Midler wearing a bikini while performing.
Midler called out Ariana Grande for her explicit nature while performing
But it appears the 21 year-old starlet is having the last laugh. During an interview with U.K.'s The Telegraph, Midler heavily criticized Grande when she spoke candidly about her hate of the explicit nature in the music industry.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Responds To Bette Midler's Criticism With Witty Comeback
Authorities have been forced to tell a fan of the 21 year-old singer's to stop sending bizarre gifts, or he will face criminal charges for harassment.
This past year, Ariana Grande has been dominating the music scene with huge hits like 'Problem' (feat. Iggy Azalea), 'Break Free' (feat. Zedd), and 'Bang Bang' with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, so it is no surprise she garnered many fans, but not all can just listen to her sing.
A fan of Grande's has been sending some very bizarre gifts
Recently a very strange fan, identified as Tom Normandin from Massachusetts, sent the 21 year-old singer several very bizarre gifts, and authorities have had to step to him to stop sending these items or he will face criminal charges for harassment, TMZ reports.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Fan Warned By Police After Sending Strange Gifts
The trio’s single sold nearly 100,00 copies in its first week, while Meghan Trainor entered top 40 after selling zero.
Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande should be celebrating this week after their single ‘Bang Bang’ took the UK number one spot on Sunday (September 28th). Last week’s number one, Sigma’s ‘Changing’, which features vocals from Paloma Faith, was knocked just one place, down to the number two spot.
Nicki Minaj is celebrating her first UK number one
‘Bang Bang’ marks the first time rapper Nicki Minaj has found herself in the number one spot in the UK No 1, having previously managed to make it to number two. For Jessie J, the only British artist of the trio, ‘Bang Bang’ is her third UK number one while Grande’s ‘Problem’ made it to the top spot earlier this year.
Big Sean, appearing on Ryan Seacrest's 'On Air' radio show, has discussed his relationship with Ariana Grande. Although he did not officially confirm he is dating Grande, Sean stated Grande is "very, very special."
Big Sean described Grande as "very special".
With T-minus two weeks to the release of Ariana's album, she bet on the "sexy" and "in space" themes for her new video.
Looks like Ariana Grande was taking some cues from an E.T. era Katy Perry when making her new video for Break Free. And maybe even a little bit of Xenon? The pop culture references are abundant in this one.
Campy space aliens are no match for Ariana Grande wielding a ray gun.
Basically, in this video, Ariana plays the character of Hot Space Rescuer Type Lady. Her Arianauts are apparently trapped on an alien world by alien humanoid frog people and like totally bummed out. And if you thought the 80s speak was a bit too much at the end of that sentence, just check out the video – you haven’t seen anything yet. So basically Ariana fights slimy aliens and wields a lazer gun like a pro. But when all else fails, she also has rocket launchers in her… um… chest region. Look, she shoots rockets out of her bra, ok? Just putting that out there. After Madonna brought us the firework cone bra and Katy Perry upped the ante with her whip cream shooting cups, Ariana apparently wanted to get in on the action. Hence, rocket launching bra cups. Sure. Ok. Cool. No judgement here.
Jenny Lewis isn't the only former actress to find musical success.
There seems to be a special musical buzz in the entertainment business at the moment reserved for screen actresses who are wanting to spread their wings in their career - and maybe earn some more money too. Whether it's Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande blowing everyone away with her stunning vocal range as she gears up to release her second album this summer, or indie favourite Jenny Lewis becoming ever more successful with her solo singing career after a good three years fronting a band, it appears that some actresses just can't resist testing their pipes in the recording studio. Even Hollywood sensation Scarlett Johansson dipped her toes in musical waters back in 2008 with her well-praised debut 'Anywhere I Lay My Head'.
While we're half expecting Keira Knightley to release a record any day now after singing on her latest drama 'Begin Again', we look at the film world's biggest female musical successes.
Jenny Lewis: Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis this week released Voyager, her critically acclaimed third studio album. Although best known for her time fronting indie favourites, Rilo Kiley, music wasn't actually Lewis's first career choice, instead the Vegas native was intially known as an actress. Her early showbiz experience mainly consisted of TV roles, with small parts in the likes of 'Baywatch', 'Brooklyn Bridge' and 'The New Twilight Zone' in the 80s and early 90s as well as film stints on 'Troop Beverly Hills' and 'The Wizard'. Her last major acting venture came with 1995's black and white drama 'Don's Plum' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire before she formed Rilo Kiley with then-boyfriend Blake Sennett.
Continue reading: Ariana, Zooey, J-Lo, Miley! When Actresses Become Songstresses
In the wake of difficult news, the Grande family pressed on with work, despite their grief.
The Grande family are grieving and they have no problem with letting it show. Both Arianna Grande and her brother Frankie recently used their respective outlets to voice their grief over the loss of their grandfather. On Tuesday, Arianna took to Twitter with a heartfelt message. The singer wrote: “I lost you to the summer wind.”
In the wake of her grandfather's passing, Grande sought support from her Twitter followers.
Since then, she has been posting photos of her grandfather, Frank, alone and with her grandmother, alongside messages of love and gratitude to her friends and fans. Afterwards, she made the the trip to New York shortly after his tragic passing, to appear on Good Morning America on Wednesday, July 24. The 21-year-old revealed that it was her beloved grandparent’s words that kept her motivated.
Grande is building an international pop career, so it's no wonder she took the 'Sam & Cat' cancellation so well.
Ariana Grande has penned a heartfelt letter signing off from her short-lived stint as one half of Nickelodeon's Sam & Cat. Rumors had plagued the production for months suggesting that a cancellation of the show was imminent.
"Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat," the network said in a statement, via Deadline, confirming the rumors. Grande had starred alongside Jennette McCurdy in all 40 episodes of the series, which came screeching to a halt when racy selfies featuring McCurdy were leaked online in March.
Then in April reports arose of a rift between the two actresses regarding a rumoured disparity in salaries - something that Grande denied outright at the time.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Graduates From 'Sam & Cat' To International Pop Career
Ariana Grande is the UK charts' first streaming champion.
As of this week, Ariana Grande can chalk up another achievement – her single Problem isthe first UK Number One in the Official Singles Chart based on sales as well as streaming data.
Ariana Grande's Problem is the first UK Number 1 that got there through streaming.
This is the very first week when streaming data was counted, with the idea of providing a more accurate picture of the actual popularity of a single. The streaming data is taken from services like Spotify, Napster, Deezer, O2 Tracks, Music Unlimited (Sony’s service) and Xbox music and added to the count, with 100 plays being equal to one physical or digital purchase.
Continue reading: UK Charts Now Count Streaming, Ariana Grande Wins On Own Turf
Jessie J's second single from her upcoming album will be a collaboration made in pop heaven.
Jessie J has announced the details of her upcoming single, 'Bang Bang.' Set for release at the end of the month, the new track will reportedly feature the talents of US pop superstars Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
'Bang Bang' will be the first single to be released from Jessie's upcoming third studio album, which is currently untitled, as well as Ariana Grande's new album, My Everything. Yesterday (29th June), Jessie teased the new release, telling her Twitter followers Not one... but TWO amazing feats on my next worldwide single! Find out who and what the single is called tomorrow #jessiejalbum3."
A few hours later, Jessie posted the big reveal: "Me + @arianagrande + @NICKIMINAJ = BANG BANG World Premiere 29th July! #BangBang. Ariana returned the sentiment, tweeting "7/29 @JessieJ + me + @NICKIMINAJ = Bang, Bang." Meanwhile, Minaj posted an Instagram image of the single's artwork which features a triptych of the singers along with their names and the song's title.
After Ariana Grande released a version of her single, 'Problem,' without Iggy Azalea, what are some other songs that are better off without their guests?
Features in music can often be like the dude who shows up to a party with his acoustic guitar. You’re thinking, like, “Why is he even here?” while awkwardly waiting for him to finish his mediocre Oasis cover, and you imagine an alternate universe where that person’s presence didn’t exist. It’s the same thing with bad features, especially in pop music. Now, don’t get me wrong - there are a ton of recent features that are incredible. There could not have been a better person chosen for Zedd’s ‘Stay The Night’ than Paramore’s Hayley Williams, and rapper Big Sean spitting on a verse on Fall Out Boy’s ‘The Mighty Fall’ made it unbelievably awesome.
Ariana Grande at the Billboard Music Awards [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Ethan Miller]
However, there are some collaborations that may sound good in theory, but just leave you scratching your head - the ones that never had a chance at turning into something respectable, but still for some reason happened anyway. Ariana Grande’s recent hit, ‘Problem,’ falls into the “should have been good” category with its cameo from newcomer Iggy Azalea. Though their sounds mesh well, something about Azalea’s verse is just really irritating. Grande can hold her own - she doesn’t need a guest on her song no matter who it is. Of course, that didn’t stop the track from being a massive success, but it does raise the question how it would have sounded without Iggy on it. Interestingly enough, a version without her feature surfaced this week, and to no surprise, it’s significantly better with just Grande by her lonesome. Believe it or not, the guest-less versions of singles exist more often than you’d think, and most of the time, they’re much better by themselves.
Ariana Grande is ready with a summery, pop anthem-filled record.
Yes, a new Arianna Grande album is coming and coming soon. The singer, who loves connecting with her fans through Twitter, aptly took to the social network for the grand announcement. And the album will be called… drumroll, please… My Everything. More importantly, fans will not have to wait long for the record. The release date has been set for August 25.
We definitely have no problem with this announcement.
Oh, but wait! Grande, social media queen that she is, shared a whole news broadcast worth of content, including an interview with Ryan Seacrest, wherein she talked about the process of creating My Everything. Fun tidbit for newer Ariana fans – the rising starlet almost didn’t include her biggest hit to date, Problem, on the album. The full release will feature some exciting collaborations with the likes of Big Sean and others.
Is it all over for Jennette McCurdy and Sam and Cat?
Jennette McCurdy’s ‘sexy selfies’ scandal casting a wave of doubt over the future of her successful Nickelodeon show Sam and Cat, which has not yet been renewed for a second series. The leaked photo scandal, however, is just one part of what seems to be a much bigger issue between the star and the network. Who knew there was so much drama off the screen on Nickelodeon?
Sam and Cat star Jennette McCurdy
From 2007 to 2012, Jennette McCurdy starred in iCarly as Sam Puckett, one of the best friends of Miranda Cosgrave’s titular character. When the show ended Nickelodeon were had the bright idea of a spin off show, which would continue McCurdy’s character as well as serve as a spin off to another successful show, Victorious. Victorious, which ran from 2010, until 2013 and starred Victoria Justice as singer Tori Vega with Ariana Grande played her friend Cat Valentine. Grande’s character Cat was the one who got the spin off and she joined McCurdy’s Sam for the new show, Sam and Cat, where the two character set up a babysitting service together.
Continue reading: Jennette McCurdy: From Sexy Selfies To Co-Star Feud: What Is Going On?
'Sam & Cat' may have been voted Favourite TV Show at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards last weekend (29th March) but the future of the series could be in jeopardy following a selfie scandal surrounding one of its lead stars.
Sam & Cat may be cancelled following Jeannette McCurdy's leaked selfie scandal last month. McCurdy's scantily clad selfie was leaked online in March in which the actress posed in a thong and bra. Now rumors suggest the popular show may be cancelled and production has allegedly already ground to a halt.
Jeanette McCurdy at the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
The selfie scandal may not be the only reason for the shows cancellation as McCurdy appears displeased with the network. She boycotted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and tweeted to her fans apologising but blaming the network for her absence. The 21-year-old claimed her absence had nothing to do with the leaked pictures but was because "I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me." Many of her fans assumed McCurdy was referring to the leaked images and the iCarly star later clarified "It has to do with how Nickelodeon treated me." There has also been some suggestion, in reports by The NY Daily News, McCurdy has been quarrelling with her co-star Ariana Grande.
Continue reading: 'Sam & Cat' Facing Cancellation After Jeannette McCurdy Selfie Scandal?
The Nickelodeon TV star didn't expect her sexy photos to go viral.
The fate of Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat is currently hanging by a thread thanks to the kids' comedy star Jennette McCurdy, whose nearly nude pictures leaked online and soon went viral last month. Production on the highly rated TV show has now ground to a halt and the comedy has not been renewed for a second season despite the success of its first, according to NY Daily News.
Jennette McCurdy Had Not Expected Her Nearly Nude Selfies To Leak Online.
Sources also say that the 21 year-old actress has also been feuding with her co-star, the pop singer Ariana Grande, after a collection of sexy selfies depicting McCurdy posing in a thong were spread online in early March. The feuding came to a head last Saturday when Jennette boycotted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and blamed her decision on her interaction with the children's network.
Continue reading: Will Jennette McCurdy's Sexy Selfies See 'Sam And Cat' Cancelled?
Jennifer Lawrence won big at the Kids' Choice Awards - but it was David Blaine, Mark Wahlberg and others who got slimed.
Jennifer Lawrence and pop group One Direction were among the big winners at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Selena Gomez, Robert Downey Jr and Ariana Grande were also honored at Nickelodeon's annual awards show, at which 'unslimable' host Mark Wahlberg met his match.
Jennifer Lawrence Won Big At The Kids' Choice Awards
Lawrence scooped two of the major awards - for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was named Favorite Movie.
Continue reading: The Kids' Choice Awards 2014: So, Who Got Slimed?
The Nickelodeon star appeared to be having a go at Gomez for lip-syncing, but insists she meant no hard feelings
During the KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles last week (6 Dec.), both Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez had a spot of technical difficulties when their mics went off part-way through their performance. For Grande, it was a moment to laugh about, but when it happened to Gomez, it was a much more embarrassing affair and even prompted the singer to swear and then storm off stage. Watch Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks make-out session at JFK airport.
Grande insists she meant nothing with her remark, whilst Gomez is staying quiet about the whole thing
Gomez, who performed before Grande, was busted for lip syncing after her mic went off and the music kept on playing behind her. Aggrieved, she swore and tried to communicate with the audience a little whilst the tech difficulties were sorted out. Once they were, Gomez performed one more song, 'Come & Get It,' before storming off stage despite having two more songs on her setlist. When the same thing happened to Grande, it was clear that she was singing and in a playful and joking manner she told the crowd, "At least you know I'm not singing to a track."
The show wasn't without its hurdles, but for the most part everyone kept up their Christmas spirit.
Selena Gomez just isn’t having a great holiday season. At last Friday's KIIS FM Jingle Ball, Gomez was forced to end her set early due to sound problems, which left her frustrated and storming offstage by the end of her performance. Selena had to struggle through her first song, “Undercover”, with the help of a backing track and at one point could be seen mouthing “What the f**k!?” Rolling Stone reports. Despite announcing a couple more songs to come, Gomez only managed to get through her Stars Dance hit “Come and Get It,” before she left the stage.
Gomez did her best at Jingle Ball, but it just wasn't working out.
Miley Cyrus, on the other hand, gave a remarkably tame performance at the start of the show. Well, it was tame by Miley standards anyway. The “Wrecking Ball” singer was dressed in a festive ensemble, featuring a sequined turtle neck bikini and she twerked it out alongside a dancing Christmas tree, a dwarf in a cone-bra silver bodysuit, and backup dancers donning white leotards and reindeer antlers.
The power couple have sworn off meat until Christmas, for spiritual reasons.
The vegans, they’re everywhere! The latest celebrities to try out the vegan lifestyle are Beyonce and Jay Z, who were seen at a “classy vegan lunch joint in LA”, as TMZ report. The couple were celebrating Mr. Carter’s 44th birthday. If they’re going vegan for the celebratory meal, it’s a pretty safe bet that they’re doing it for good.
According to supporters, the vegan lifestyle offers a number of health benefits.
Everything was organic and free of meat, dairy and any animal products, when the couple sat down at Café Gratitude, which boasts the description of an “expression of a world of plenty”. The birthday celebration is kicks off the couple’s 22 self-mandated days on a plant-based diet, which the two are going on to become more spiritual.
Continue reading: Veganism Is SO In, Even Beyonce And Jay Z Are Doing It
The diva made sure the 2013 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' was one to remember.
Mariah Carey made sure that this year's Christmas at Rockefeller Center was truly special last night when she performed at the 81st Annual Tree Lighting, aired on NBC. Mariah's performance may have been pre-recorded from the day before but this didn't affect the full festive impact of her dazzling performance.
Mariah Made Sure All Eyes Were On Her At The Christmas Tree Lighting.
Now that the arm injury that has kept her in a sling for the past few months seems to have healed, Mariah pulled out all the stops to shine as brightly as the Christmas lights that were illuminated all around her. The 43 year-old diva, whose 1994 Christmas album is a classic, performed wearing two equally sumptuous ball gowns.
This year's parade included plenty of debuts from music's youngest stars.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear American readers. As we understand it, it’s time to stuff your face, then kick back and enjoy the parade. In New York this meant the Macy’s Thanksgiving festivities, which included, among other things, multiple Broadway numbers and a whole host of budding young celebrities – from Ariana Grande to Fifth Harmony.
Fifth Harmony made their Thanksgiving parade debut.
MTV reports that the 5H ladies rode on the Pepperidge Farm float and sang their hit “Come Together” for the gathered crowd and the viewers at home. Earlier, the ladies had spoken to MTV about their excitement to perform during the parade, which has been a beloved Thanksgiving tradition since its advent in 1924.
The AMA's best new artist outshone all other performances.
Ariana Grande may be relatively new on the music scene but at last night's American Music Awards the 20 year-old diva showed that not only was her performing ability on a par with the big hitters in the music biz, she could bring said heavy-weights to their knees with her tender rendition of her hit, 'Tattooed Heart.'
Ariana's AMAs Performance Brought Heavy-Weight Stars To Their Feet.
Clad in red sequins and channelling the diva-esque flair of Mariah Carey, Ariana eschewed frenzied lighting, dancing or costume changes in favour of a single spotlight, a retro microphone and four soulful male backing singers. For a star who has been busy breaking out with her debut album, Yours Truly, during the last 12 months, this was her chance to say to the world, "Hey! Here I am."
Prizes were also given out to Rihanna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, One Direction and more...
Originally set up by Dick Clarke in 1973 after ABC lost its rights to air the Grammy Awards, The American Music Awards has since become one of the most biggest nights in showbiz in the US and has established itself as a standalone prize in its own right. The A-listers took to the the red carpet in force on Sunday, 24 November for the 41st annual AMAs at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre where many a surprise was had, and plenty of prizes were given out.
Rihanna At The AMA Awards
Hosted by rapper Pitbull, the 41st incarnation of the awards saw Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations poll with six mentions, with Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake falling behind with five, and it was these two who would eventually go on to leave the Nokia Theatre with the most awards for the night.
The singer got to socialize with some of her European fans over the weekend.
Everyone is in Amsterdam this week for the MTV European Music Awards, but some are having less fun than others. Case in point: Ariana Grande’s hotel debacle. Well, it wasn’t actually the hotel that was at fault and, to be fair, the little mishap makes Ms Grande seem like a very nice person. The actress took to her balcony to greet her fans, like some sort of member of musical royalty.
Ariana looking rather Juliette-like during her Amsterdam adventure.
Unfortunately, when Ariana tried to walk among her people, she was stopped (presumably for security reasons) by hotel management. You can’t keep the singer away from her fans apparently and she put up a fight. She even took to Twitter to vent her frustration, letting her fans (some of whom were no doubt among the screaming crowd below.)
Justin Bieber likes to relax...
Should we really care that Justin Bieber (allegedly) likes a little joint now and again? We don't condone it kids, but the photographic evidence provided by TMZ.com this week suggests we're gonna have to accept that little old Biebs likes to wind down with a cheeky smoke.
The photograph has been doing the rounds on social media for the past couple of days and it shows someone who looks a lot like Bieber holding what appears to be a massive joint next to someone who looks a lot like Ariana Grande. She's been in the news this week after her ex-boyfriend Jai Brooks claimed she had cheated on him with some bloke from The Wanted. Sex, drugs and rock n roll huh?
This isn't a new phenomenon. Bieber was photographed back in January at the Newport Beach party holding what looked to be a joint.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande And The MASSIVE Joint.
Jai Brooks reveals to fans how ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande was cheating on him with The Wanted's Nathan Sykes before they'd even broken up.
The YouTube prankster appeared to confirm rumors that his 'Victorious' star girlfriend has in fact cheated on him with her new boyfriend in a lengthy rant over Twitter, after the two emerged to be dating only weeks after Ariana and Jai's relationship ended.
"Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man," was how Jai's open letter to his fans began (pretty unambiguous, really).
She'll need to celebrate quietly.
If we were Ariana Grande and we'd just been told we were the 15th female solo artist to have their debut album go straight to number one on the Billboard chart, we'd want to make some noise. However, the 20 year-old popstar is not allowed to whoop raucously at the success of Yours Truly so instead she'll have to whisper "yay" quietly.
Ariana Has Wowed With Her Debut Album.
What she's lacked in vocal noise of late, she's made up for in excited tweets, announcing her success with a screenshot of Billboard's congratulatory with with the caption "Dream come true... Thank you guys so much for making it possible."
Nickelodeon's 'Victorious' star Ariana Grande and her YouTube prankster boyfriend Jai Brooks are snapped hugging in the middle of New York City's JFK airport check-in queue before he leaves her to take a flight.
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