ABC/Lou RoccoJon Bon Jovi and his wife, Dorothea, were in Newark, New Jersey, Wednesday to celebrate the opening of their third JBJ Soul Kitchen non-profit restaurant, located on the Newark campus of Rutgers University, WABC TV reports.
Jon and Dorothea established the JBJ Soul Kitchen restaurants to help provide quality meals to homeless and hungry people. Diners who visit the eateries are asked to pay a suggested amount of money that will cover their own meal and someone else's. If they can't pay for their food, they're asked to volunteer at the restaurant.
The Newark restaurant follows JBJ Soul Kitchen franchises in Toms River and Red Bank, New Jersey, and is the first to be located on a college campus.
Speaking at the opening, Jon Bon Jovi noted, "For the last decade, the Soul Kitchen restaurants in Red Bank and in Toms River have provided well over 100,000 meals…It's been a passion project for us for a decade now."
Dorothea, meanwhile, said that opening a branch of the restaurant at Rutgers was "humbling and a little overwhelming."
She added, "Recognizing that food insecurity is a critical issue facing many college students and one that hits home here at Rutgers, when [campus food-service provider] Gourmet Dining came to us over a year ago with the idea to open a Soul Kitchen, we jumped on the chance to make an impact."
The Rutgers JBJ Soul Kitchen's website notes that "[m]ore than 50 percent of students have exceptional financial need," and that in New Jersey's Essex County, where the Newark campus is located, "16.3 percent of residents struggle with food insecurity."
Jeff Neira/CBS A list of past Grammy winners and nominees have been added to this Sunday night's Grammy Awards as presenters.
Grammy winners Dua Lipa, Shania Twain,Stevie Wonder, Common and Billy Porter and past Grammy nominee Bebe Rexha will take the stage to hand out the golden gramophone trophies. Past Grammy winner Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, Sharon, will also present an award. Ozzy recently revealed he's been battling Parkinson's disease for the past year.
Previously announced Grammy performers include Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Gwen Stefani with Blake Shelton, H.E.R., DJ Khaled, and Aerosmith with RUN-D.M.C.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by Alicia Keys, air this Sunday night on CBS.
Meanwhile, the embattled head of the Recording Academy, Deborah Dugan, who's been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation, will appear on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday to tell her side of the story. She claims she was ousted after writing a memo detailing alleged shady goings-on behind the scenes at the Academy, and also claims a board member sexually harassed her. The board member denies it.
Dennis LeupoldDinah Jane is gearing up to the tour the world solo.
The former Fifth Harmony member has announced the Dinah Jane World Tour, kicking off April 7 in Phoenix, AZ. She’ll hit stops in Atlanta, Boston, Brooklyn, Seattle, Los Angeles and more before heading overseas to Europe on May 15. The trek wraps up in Paris on May 23.
Tickets for the North American leg go on sale Friday, January 24 at 9 a.m. local time. Dinah has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go towards the Global Wildlife Conservation’s Australian Wildfire Fund.
Dinah is set to release her new song, “Missed a Spot,” on February 14.
Miller MobleyThe Jonas Brothers just gave us one more reason to tune into the Grammys on Sunday.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowWednesday, the sibling trio teased that their performance on the awards show will be something no one is expecting.
"We have a very special performance lined up," Nick told Ellen. "We don't want to give anything away, but we're playing the new song that just came out, and then we're doing something else which I don't think anyone's going to expect."
The group released “What a Man Gotta Do” last week, along with a video featuring their wives and referencing classic ‘80s movies.
The Grammys air at 8 p.m. ET on CBS Sunday. The Jonas Brothers are nominated in the pop/duo group performance category for “Sucker.”
ABC/ Paula LoboWhen Demi Lovato takes the stage this weekend at the Grammy Awards, the song that she'll perform will have major significance to her.
According to TMZ, Demi will sing a song that she wrote and recorded four days before her overdose in July of 2018.
TMZ claims that Demi vowed while in recovery that if she ever got the chance to do a big performance again, this song would be the one that she'd sing. In addition, according to TMZ, Demi plans to release the song as a single after the show. The title of the track isn't known yet but the lyrics reportedly give an insight into what her state of mind was during that time before her overdose.
As you may recall, in June of 2018, Demi released an emotional ballad called "Sober," in which she revealed that after six years of sobriety, she'd fallen off the wagon. It was just a little over a month afterward that she overdosed.
Those days seem to be behind her now: In addition to the Grammy performance, Demi is also singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on February 3.
Courtesy of Big Hit EntertainmentAfter announcing their new album MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 is coming next month, global K-pop superstars BTS have announced a brand-new world tour.
The MAP OF THE SOUL tour kicks off April 11 in their native Seoul, South Korea. They’ll play four dates at Seoul’s Olympic Stadium before heading to North America on April 25. Their string of U.S. and Canadian dates wraps June 6. From there, they’ll hit cities in the U.K., Europe and Japan.
Members of the BTS Fanclub ARMY will have access to a presale beginning at 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 5. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, February 7 at 3 p.m. local time at LiveNation.com
MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 arrives February 21 at 4 a.m. ET.
Mike Rosenthal for PEOPLEOf all the women John Mayer has dated -- and there have been quite a few -- his relationship with Jessica Simpson may have been the most surprising. But now, in her new memoir Open Book, excerpted in this week's People magazine, Jessica explains what their relationship was really like.
According to Jessica, the two met in early 2005 at a party, where John told her how much he liked a song she'd written. After she divorced Nick Lachey in late 2005, Jessica dated others, including John, but, she says, he "wanted to have all of me or nothing."
“Again and again, he told me he was obsessed with me, sexually and emotionally,” she writes.
However, Jessica says, their relationship soon became a source of extreme anxiety for her, so much so that she began drinking heavily.
“I constantly worried that I wasn’t smart enough for him,” she writes. “He was so clever and treated conversation like a friendly competition that he had to win.” In fact, she admits she sometimes asked a friend to check her texts to John for grammar and spelling errors before she'd send them.
Eventually, Jessica broke things off when John made his now-infamous comment about Jessica in a 2010 Playboy interview, calling her "sexual napalm."
"He thought that was what I wanted to be called,” Jessica says. “I was floored and embarrassed that my grandmother was actually gonna read that. A woman and how they are in bed is not something that is ever talked about. It was shocking.”
“That was it for me,” Jessica says. “I erased his number. He made it easy for me to walk away.”
John has since publicly apologized for the comment, though he and Jessica are no longer in touch.
ABC/Rick RowellAdam Lambert has officially launched a new non-profit organization for a cause close to his heart.
The singer has established the Feel Something Foundation, which aims to support LGBTQ rights through working with charities focused on impacting the community in areas of education and arts, homelessness, suicide prevention and mental health.
The Feel Something Foundation says it “wants to abolish ‘coming out’ as a term used to define someone simply being themselves.”
Adam is also supporting another charitable cause next month. He’ll join Queen for a special benefit concert on February 16 in Sydney, Australia, to raise money for bushfire relief as the country continues to battle the fires that have caused so much devastation Down Under.
John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCGwen Stefani’s ready to tie the knot with Blake Shelton, even if her earlier marriage to rocker Gavin Rossdale isn’t annulled by the Catholic Church, according to Us Weekly.
The magazine’s previously reported that Gwen’s been trying to have her former union annulled for the past year, and that’s what’s been keeping her from making her four-year relationship with Blake official.
Now, a new article cites an insider who claims Gwen’s ready to proceed without the blessing of the Catholic Church, after Blake’s become “restless” and the issue’s caused some “tense moments.” The unnamed source also predicts a church ceremony in Beverly Hills, followed by a party at Blake’s Oklahoma ranch.
Us Weekly’s inside information also alleges that Gwen would very much like to have a child with Blake, adding that “if that doesn’t happen, Blake’s content with her three kids.” Gwen’s sons range in age between thirteen and five.
You can read more in the latest issue of Us Weekly, which is on newsstands now.
Jason Kempin/CMTHalsey and country star Kelsea Ballerini -- the singer featured on The Chainsmokers' hit "This Feeling" -- have been pals for a while. In fact, they've even sung karaoke together. But now, we can see them perform on a real stage for the first time, in our first glimpse of their joint episode of CMT Crossroads.
CMT Crossroads pairs rock and pop artists with country stars. Halsey and Kelsey taped their episode back in October at Nashville's Ascend Ampitheatre. Now, the first performance from the show has been released: Halsey and Kelsea team up to sing Halsey's hit, "Graveyard."
The entire episode will premiere Wednesday, March 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.
This isn't the first time we've seen Halsey duetting with a country star, of course. On November's Country Music Association Awards, she sang "Graveyard" with country trio Lady Antebellum, and also joined them on their hit "What If I Never Get Over You."
It'll premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, but the debut of Taylor Swift's documentary Miss Americana in theaters and on Netflix is a little more than a week away. Now, we've got our first trailer for the project, which reveals its main thrust: Taylor Swift's political awakening.
"Throughout my whole career, label executives would say, 'A nice girl doesn't force their opinions on people,'" Taylor says in a voiceover. "I became the person everyone wanted me to be."
Then, Taylor discusses the period she dropped out of sight following her reignited feud with Kanye West. "Nobody physically saw me for a year, and that was what I thought they wanted," she notes.
It was during that time, Taylor says, that she re-thought her entire approach to fame, which prior to that point had been all about trying to get people's approval
"I had to deconstruct an entire belief system: toss it out and reject it," she says. "It woke me up from constantly feeling like I was fighting for people's respect. It was happiness without anyone else's input."
We then see Taylor telling her team, "I want to do this. I need to be on the right side of history," followed by news reports about how she'd finally decided to speak out politically. You may recall that happened in 2018, when she endorsed Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee.
"I feel really good about not feeling muzzled anymore," she says. "And it was my own doing."
Or, as Taylor toldVariety this week, "Obviously, any time you’re standing up against or for anything, you’re never going to receive unanimous praise. But that’s what forces you to be brave. And that’s what’s different about the way I live my life now.”
Karwai Tang/WireImageFor years, the cast of Glee has held an unusual chart record: most entries on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. Thanks to the regular releases of songs from each episode of the now-defunct Fox series, the cast managed to place 207 songs on the chart.
"Life Is Good," a new single from Future featuring Drake, has just entered the chart at number two. That's Drake's 207th chart entry since his first appearance back in May of 2009. Of note: the Glee cast's first entry came in June of that same year.
It'll take a while before anyone comes close to matching Drake or Glee's number. Lil Wayne, in second place, only has 163, and Elvis Presley, in fourth place, has 109.
"Life Is Good" also becomes Drake's 36th top-10 hit. That puts him just two songs away from Madonna's record of 38.
Finally, "Life Is Good" is Drake's 100th top 40 hit, making him the first artist in history to hit triple digits when it comes to top 40 hits. The runners-up, Lil Wayne and Elvis Presley, both have 81.
There's one chart stat where Drake bests the Glee cast: the number of number-one hits. Drake's had five, while the Glee cast had zero.
Steve Granitz/WireImageZayn Malik was touched by the story of five-year-old Caitlin Robinson, who is in the fight for her life against Stage 4 neuroblastoma.
Robinson, who is from the British town of Burnley, was diagnosed in April 2019 and, unfortunately, her fight is an expensive one. Her mother, Helen, launched a GoFundMe named "Save Caitlin," to help cover the costs and set the goal to £150,000 -- roughly $195,000 USD.
Helen explained that her daughter underwent chemotherapy and other standard treatments, but "none of them has worked." In a desperate attempt to save her daughter's life, Helen wants to take her five-year-old to Barcelona for "for life saving treatment which is not available in the UK on NHS."
Upon hearing Caitlin's story, the former One Direction member quietly donated £10,000 -- or $13,000 USD on Tuesday.
Helen spoke to Pop Crave about Malik's generosity on Tuesday and gushed, "I woke up this morning to see my baby and I thought might as well check the page as we were £10 away from £2,000. And then I checked it was more than £12,000; I just could not believe what I was seeing."
Continued Robinson, "I want to thank Zayn Malik so much but I don't know how to get hold of him. I am so grateful to him."
The mother daughter duo unfortunately still have ways to go before reaching their fundraising goal. As of Wednesday, people have donated a little over £13,000 -- or $16,000 USD -- to the Robinson's charity.
Interscope RecordsRare is officially Selena Gomez's third No. 1 album after it debuted on top of the Billboard 200 chart. The "Lose You to Love Me" singer celebrated the news by issuing a heartfelt thank you to fans.
"Thank YOU so much for making something so personal to me be a moment I’ll never forget," Gomez sweetly wrote on Instagram late Tuesday. "All I truly desire is for you all to enjoy the music and spread the love."
Despite celebrating another career milestone, the 27-year-old felt she needed to come clean about something. "I was a bit embarrassed asking so often for you to stream or buy my album. It felt inauthentic," she admitted.
According to Billboard, Gomez's new album enjoyed a significant boost from streaming -- documenting just over 79 million on-demand streams -- on top of selling nearly 53,000 copies.
Billboard also credits Rare's rise on the charts to the bundles Gomez offered on her online store, which paired albums with official merchandise, along with her Target-exclusive deluxe version of Rare that came with bonus tracks.
Besides Rare being the "Look at Her Now" artist's third No. 1 album, joining 2015's Revival and 2013's Stars Dance, it's her sixth album overall to chart in Billboard's top 10.
In addition, Rare produced Gomez's first chart-topping single on the Billboard Hot 100, "Lose You to Love Me," which went to the top spot on November 9. The song currently sits at number 10 as of Tuesday.
Lloyd Bishop/NBCThe Jonas Brothers made a surprise appearance on Tuesday's Late Night with Seth Meyers, for his recurring segment, "Seth and the Jonas Brothers Go Day Drinking," which included a Jonas Brothers song you won't be hearing on the radio anytime soon.
The bit, recorded last Friday, featured Joe, Nick and Kevin trading shots with Seth Meyers, his real brother Josh and "brother in case of emergency" Jack McBrayer for -- you guessed it -- day drinking at a bar in Brooklyn, New York, where they spent the day getting tanked.
The marathon drinking session began with the group celebrating their "brotherhood," with a series of drinks based on their birth order: "The First-born," a mix of 30-year-old single malt scotch, O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer and Alka-Seltzer for Seth and Joe; a concoction featuring Kahlua, Hi-C juice and rosé -- served in a baby bottle -- in honor of "the babies," Josh and Nick; and finally, "The Middle Child," a random mixture of spirits toasting "the forgotten child."
Next, it was on to some drinking games, one of which challenged the Joe, Nick and Kevin to identify pictures of other famous brothers. Oddly enough, the JoBros easily named The Wright brothers and the Menendez brothers, but got stumped on the Marx Brothers. The punishment for the latter was downing a shot of Nick's own Villa One tequila.
Finally, the group, visibly inebriated by now, split up to each write a pop song in five minutes. Seth, Josh and Jack did surprisingly well, but it was the Jonas Brothers who won the marathon drinking session with their x-rated tune involving a number commonly associated with a sexual position.
Bryan Bedder/Getty ImagesFormer Recording Academy CEO and President Deborah Dugan and her lawyers spent Tuesday trading accusations with the Academy in the wake of Dugan's complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accusing the organization behind the Grammy Awards of gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
Dugan's complaint alleges, among other things, that the Recording Academy engaged in "egregious conflicts of interest, improper self-dealing by Board members, voting irregularities with respect to nominations for Grammy Awards and other misconduct."
The complaint further alleges that the Academy, "unlawfully retaliated against Ms. Dugan by placing her on administrative leave (only after she indicated her intent to commence legal action and refused to settle her claims on terms dictated by the Academy), threatening Ms. Dugan with termination and publishing false and defamatory statements about Ms. Dugan to the media."
Dugan's lawyers, one of whom is Douglas H. Wigdor, who represents 20 women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct, compared the Recording Academy's response to the embattled film mogul by attempting to "impugn the character of Deborah Dugan [in] a transparent effort to shift the focus away from its own unlawful activity."
In response the the EEOC complaint, the Recording Academy hit back by claiming Dugan "never raised these grave allegations until a week after legal claims were made against her personally by a female employee who alleged Ms. Dugan had created a ‘toxic and intolerable’ work environment and engaged in ‘abusive and bullying conduct.’"
Dugan's attorneys responded with a followup statement calling the Academy's claim that she didn't raise concerns prior to the accusations against her "completely false."
Kevin Kane/Getty Images for BSBJennifer Lopez's new partnership with Coach created a major splash on social media thanks to an unexpected shout out from Barbra Streisand.
Lopez, who was recently named the new face of Coach, released a series of promotional photos on Tuesday announcing the official launch of the "Originals Go Their Own Way" Spring/Summer 2020 line. One photo of JLo's in particular, however, caught Streisand's eye. And for good reason.
One of the sweaters Lopez wears just so happens to have the Funny Girlactress' face emblazoned on the front.
"Love this! Hi @jlo — nice to see you wearing my face!," Streisand hilariously tweeted on Tuesday and enclosed the shout out with golden heart and razzing face emojis. She also included the photo in question, which shows a carefree Lopez wearing three of her new purses while soaking in the New York City sun.
Obviously, not wanting to leave the Broadway legend hanging, the "On The Floor" singer immediately wrote back, "OMG!!!!! Love youuuuu" along with big red heart emoji.
The comedic exchange has since fueled fans' hopes that, perhaps, a musical collaboration between the two could be in the potential future.
For now, however, Lopez seems to be focusing on her current collab with Coach. Her new campaign, which also features Michael B. Jordan and Koki, is available now.
The fashion company said Tuesday on Facebook that the line captures "the spirit of the new season and the energy of NYC" and "celebrates individuality, optimism and self-expression."
VG VokdaSeveral rappers promote vodka, but Flo Rida is taking his liquor business to the next level. He’s partnering with a vodka brand, and also planning to build his own distillery in his home state of Florida.
The five-time Grammy nominee is working with entrepreneur Victor G. Harvey Sr., and his product, Victor George Vodka.
“Super excited to join the VG Family as an equity owner and brand ambassador,” Flo Rida says in a statement. “I have known Mr. Harvey for years and I’ve seen his grind, hard work and enthusiasm in building his brand. I look forward to introducing VG Vodka to the world, developing new products through the construction of a distillery in historic Sistrunk [in Fort Lauderdale, FL] and empowering the community.”
Their distillery will be part of an entertainment complex opening either later this year or in 2021. It'll include a cigar bar, wine bar, lounge and restaurant.
Flo Rida and Harvey plan to introduce VG Vodka in Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and New York in the spring, with a nationwide launch next year.
They will promote VG during several events next week in Miami just before Super Bowl 54 on February 2. On February 1, the ”Right Round” rapper will perform with Rick Ross and more at the Gronk Beach Big Game Weekend concert in Miami Beach.
NBCJustin Bieber is bringing his yummy yummy to Saturday Night Live.
The singer will be the musical guest on the show’s February 8 episode with host RuPaul. The appearance will mark Bieber’s third time on the show, and he’ll no doubt be performing his new single, “Yummy.”
Justin also teased a series of dates on his social media Tuesday, along with an image that says “Bieber 2020.” One of those dates, January 27, is the day his YouTube documentary, Seasons, debuts.
The other dates he listed are January 28, January 29 and February 14. Stay tuned.