James Blunt stops by the Peak studios for a chat with Jackie, Tony & Donnie, some breakfast and to perform a private acoustic set for some of our listeners!
Here are the pics from Acoustic Christmas featuring Sara Bareilles, Plain White T's, Big Head Todd, Ryan Star, Christina Perri, Hope and Hedley!
Richard Simmons says the “Biggest Loser” is a terrible concept.
In a new interview with Men’s Health, the fitness guru says the show does some good, but voting a person off because they didn’t lose enough weight-- or rewarding them with money if they did-- is terrible.
Simmons adds that people need to lose weight for themselves not to get a car or a trip.
OctoMom Nadya Suleman filed for bankruptcy because she owes between $500,000 and $1 million to various creditors.
Court documents show she claims she only has between zero and $50,000 to her name.
Suleman owes money to DirecTV, Verizon Wireless, Orkin Pest Control, the DMV and Kaiser Permanente.
Jessica Simpson and fiancé Eric Johnson welcomed daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson yesterday.
The baby weighed in at 9 lbs. 13 oz. and is 21¾ inches long. Maxwell is Johnson's middle name, while Drew is Simpson's mother Tina's maiden name.
Maxwell is the first child for Jessica and the former NFL player.
"Glee" star Amber Riley collapsed during a cast screening and Q&A in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Amber later tweeted her fans, letting them know she's doing "fine" and was simply "feeling dizzy" after working all day on the show.
She wrote: "Hey guys, I'm okay :) I got a little dizzy from all the photog flashes! You'd think I'd be used to it by now, still a red carpet amateur I guess. Gonna get checked out but I feel fine. Thank you for all the concern and well wishes."
The cast and producers of "Glee" held the event for members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the Leonard Goldenson Theatre. Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch were also in attendance.
Bret Michaels teamed up with PetSmart to sell his Bret Michaels Pets Rock Collection.
The Poison frontman has over 50 products he says will "rock your pet world.” The collection includes everything from a studded plush bed to cross-and-skull accented pleather vests to squeaky plush toys in bandannas.
Bret said: “They all have the Bret Michaels signature touch. Even the cat products have got a rocker vibe. But all of it is useable, fun. What I live for is to be creative in general and PetSmart just really got my ideas.”
Bret Michaels Pets Rock Collection will be available starting June 18th at PetSmart stores and PetSmart.com
Charles "Skip" Pitts, the Stax Records guitarist who created the familiar riff on Isaac Hayes' classic "Theme From Shaft", died Tuesday. He was 65.
Pitts also played the guitar on the Isley Brothers hit "It's Your Thing", another song with a famous guitar line that has been sampled by hip-hop artists and used in countless advertisements, TV shows and sporting events.
Pitts had been battling cancer.
Pitts began his career in the 1960s playing with the Coasters, the Isley Brothers and many other acts, but it was his longtime collaboration with Hayes and the influential Memphis soul record label Stax that cemented his fame as a top sessions musician.
Levi Johnston's second child will be a girl named Breeze Beretta: with Beretta referrring to the name of an Italian firearms manufacturer.
His pregnant girlfriend, Sunny Oglesby, also talked about the accidental nature of the pregnancy.
She sas, "We were out at the cabin for like, four days, and forgot the birth control".
For his part, Levi plans on doing things differently with Oglesby than he did with Bristol Palin, the mother of their son, Tripp.
He says, "I'm actually in love...not doing it just because we had a kid together."
~~Wrestler-turned-actor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is 40 (The Rundown, The Mummy Returns, The Scorpion King; Walking Tall 2004, The Game Plan, Race to Witch Mountain; Fast Five; more)
~~Soccer star David Beckham is 37.
~~Olympic gold medal figure skater Sarah Hughes is 27.
~~Actress, Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife") is 60 (The Odd Couple II, Cybill; How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Welcome to Mooseport)
~~Actor, Gaius Charles (Friday Night Lights) is 29
~~Fashion designer, Donatella Versace is 57
~~Actress, Ellie Kemper ("The Office") is 32 (Bridesmaids)
~~Actress, Jo Ann Pflug is 72 (MASH: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; The Fall Guy)
~~Actress, Jenna Von Oy is 35 (Blossom's Six LeMeure ; The Parkers)
~~Actress and political activist Bianca Jagger is 67.
~~Actor Robert Buckley ("One Tree Hill") is 31.
~~NASCAR superstar, Kyle Busch is 27
~~Rock singer Lou Gramm (Foreigner) is 62.
~~Rock musician Todd Sucherman (Styx) is 43.
~~Rock musician Jim Almgren (Carolina Liar) is 26.
~~Pop singer Lily Allen is 27.
~~Keyboardist, Goldy McJohn (Steppenwolf) is 67
~~Bassist, Prescott Niles (The Knack) is 58
~~Singer, Lesley Gore is 66
~~Singer, Engelbert Humperdinck is 76
~~Drummer, Robert "Bob" Henrit (Argent; The Kinks) is 66
~~Country Singer-songwriter Larry Gatlin is 64.
~~Country Singer, Ty Herndon is 50
~~Country Singer, R. C Bannon is 67
"Van Helsing", the 2004 action film starring Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale, is getting a reboot, with Tom Cruise set to both star in and produce.
Hugh Jackman’s film pulled in $300 million worldwide, but it is considered a creative failure.
Pierce Brosnan will star opposite Owen Wilson in the thriller "The Coup."
The story centers on an American family who move to Southeast Asia and find themselves in the middle of a violent coup.
Jaleel White is done with "Dancing With the Stars."
The actor famous for playing nerdy neighbor Steve Urkel on TV was eliminated from the ABC dance-off after losing the show's "final dance duel" to fellow competitor Roshon Fegan.
The two actors were at the bottom of the leaderboard coming into the episode after judges scores and viewer votes were tallied. White and Fegan faced off with a simultaneous rumba, and the judges named Fegan the winner.
Fegan will return to compete next week, along with actors William Levy and Melissa Gilbert, singer Katherine Jenkins, TV personality Maria Menounos, and football star Donald Driver.
Using a combination of America's votes and the coaches' scores, "The Voice" cuts its field by half.
The show kicked off with season one finalist Dia Frampton singing her single, "Don't Kick The Chair," feauring Kid Cudi 'rapping'.
Vicci Martinez returned to sing her single, “Come Along,” with her former coach, Cee Lo Green. Also, Cyndi Lauper performed her classic hit, “Money Changes Everything,” with Beverly McClellan.
Then, last season's champ Javier Colon sang his new single, “A Drop in the Ocean,” off his current album, Come Through for You.
Christina Aguilera was the first to cut one of its singers from her team-- choosing between classically trained Chris Mann and alternative singer Lindsey Pavao. Christina basically leaves it to America's vote by giving both the singers 50 percent of her vote. Once America's votes are factored in, Chris moves on with a score of 104 to Lindsey's 96.
Next up, Adam Levine ends up giving Katrina Parker 40 percent compared to a 60 percent for former Mouseketeer Tony Lucca. His explanation? He felt more of a bond with Tony while he believes that Katrina was the most improved. When America's votes are combined with Adam's scores, Tony wins with a 108 compared to Katrina's 92.
Blake Shelton says he thinks that his team has done everything they could and he doesn't want to choose anymore. So when America's votes are revealed, it's pretty much a landslide in favor of Jermaine Paul with a 123 versus Erin Willett's 77.
The last group up is Team Cee Lo and the coach says that he appreciated Jamar Rogers and Juliet Simms inspiring him with their talent. His scores are: a 40 for Jamar and a 60 for Juliet. He says he wanted to be fair, but that he voted on Monday night's performances and found Juliet's song more touching. When America's votes were counted, the results were 121 in favor of Juliet to Jamar's 79.
Ashton Kutcher signed a new deal for his second season with “Two and a Half Men” but didn’t get the money he was looking for.
The actor was seeking $1 million per episode but will be paid slightly more than the $700,000 to $725,000 per episode he is making this season. He also wanted a two-year contract but signed a one-year deal.
Ratings for the hit CBS show are down since Kutcher replaced Charlie Sheen.... who was making $1.25 million per episode.
Sources say Simon Cowell is desperate to save his disappointing “X Factor” show and he’s paying top dollar to restaff.
He dumped Paula Abdul, who pulled in 2.5 million, and he’s replacing her with Britney Spears for over 15 million dollars. Now he’s hot to add Gwen Stefani to be backstage host, replacing Steve Jones, and her price tag is estimated at 5 to 7 million.
Multiple media outlets say pop star Demi Lovato is closing a deal to join Britney Spears in the seats vacated by Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul after Season 1.
The deal is not yet done and could fall apart, but sources say Lovato's team is in final negotiations for the job.
The 19-year-old former Disney would attract a younger audience.
Chism Cornelison, Emily Joy and Cassandra Sturros took to the stage with 11 other contestants to show off their new, slimmer figures and compete for the at home prize of $100,000.
Mike Messina won the at-home prize by losing a total of 160 lbs., or 44.69 percent of his body weight. He beat out Cassandra Sturos (who lost 92 lbs., or 38.49 percent of her body weight) and her pal Emily Joy (who lost 102 lbs. lost, or 38.64 percent of her body weight).
As for the big $250,000 prize: Conda Britt went from 294 lbs. to 179 lbs. for a total weight loss of 115 lbs., or 39.12 percent of her body; Kim Nielsen went from 252 lbs. to 134 lbs. for a total weight loss of 118 or 46.83 percent; and Jeremy Britt went from 389 lbs. to 190 lbs. for a weight loss of a whopping 199 lbs., which is 51.16 percent of his body weight.
That makes Jeremy the winner of "The Biggest Loser"!
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Show—Scarlett Johansson, Blake Shelton, K'Naan featuring Nelly Furtado
Late Show with David Letterman—Johnny Galecki, Norah Jones
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—Amy Poehler, Daniel Dae Kim, Lady Antebellum
Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson—Anjelica Huston, Reno Wilson
Last Call with Carson Daly-- Dr. Drew Pinsky, Jonah Lehrer, Bombay Bicycle Club
ABC's 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'— William H. Macy, Eva Green, Brad
Today Show— Lisa Rinna and Ian Kerner; Kelly Osbourne; Bear Grylls; ``The Biggest Loser'' winner.
Good Morning America— Mark Ruffalo; Eden Sher; a preview of Jennifer Lopez's new video; Anita Baker performs.
CBS This Morning— Actress Diane Keaton; author Lady Colin Campbell.
Live With Kelly— Mark Ruffalo, Lisa Rinna, the winner of "The Biggest Loser", guest co-host Josh Groban
The View— Bethenny Frankel, guest co-host Eden Sher
The Talk— Annie Potts, Tony Horton, guest co-host Al Michaels
The Ellen DeGeneres Show—Julianna Margulies, Kevin Nealon
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central—Sen. Tom Coburn
THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central—Jonathan Haidt
Chelsea Lately — Raphael Saadiq, Ben Gleib, Fortune Feimster, Dov Davidoff
CONAN, TBS — (re-run 9/28/11) Seth Rogen, Kid Cudi, Daryl Hall
The Jonas Brothers have left Hollywood Records after releasing three albums on the label. Nick, Kevin and Joe Jonas also bought back the rights to their master recordings, merchandising and publishing for an undisclosed amount of money. The siblings have sold 17 million albums worldwide.
Nick Jonas said: "This was a decision that we made as a group. Naturally, as with any partnership, when you do part ways, there is emotion tied to it. We've been blessed to have a lot of success with Hollywood and with Disney, but speaking on behalf of my brothers and our team, we're all looking forward to this next chapter. We're ready for that next step as a group, and being able to take our work with us was so important."
A Hollywood spokesperson said: "Hollywood Records and Jonas Brothers have amicably ended an amazingly successful partnership after six years. We couldn't have asked for better partners or nicer people to work with. We wish Nick, Kevin and Joe all the best in their future endeavors."
A new Jonas Brothers album should be out by the end of 2012 or early 2013.
Kelly Clarkson, Usher, Linkin Park and Nelly Furtado have joined the list of performers for the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. The show airs live May 20th on ABC from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
Previously announced performers include Cee Lo, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted.
More acts and presenters will be announced in the next few weeks.
After recently calling Christina Aguilera "a total b*tch" in an interview, The Wanted dished about a backstage encounter with Britney Spears.
The guys opened for Britney in 2011 and admitted they were forced to face a wall when she walked past them.
Tom Parker said: “We signed a confidentiality thing that we should never say anything about what happened, but let’s tell it anyway."
Siva Kaneswaran said: "I was in the hallway with my tour manager. Basically we were looking with a laptop, trying to get wifi facing the middle of the hallway. Bouncers came down with her and told us to face the wall. We turned around and I faced a wall for about 10 seconds until she got really far away."
But Jay McGuinness said: "But honestly when we actually met her person to person, she was so down to earth. You can tell she’s a total southern girl and Nathan, when he was a kid, won a singing competition. She was one of the judges or something. And she gave him a kiss, it was one of his first kisses as a kid. So he got to meet her again and support her."
Britney BITES BACK!
Britney's rep said:
"What's even more interesting than the false allegations they made is the fact that they have claimed to be picked on by two female pop stars in just a few days. Look out Lady Gaga—there are still three days left this week."
Alicia Keys is in Wisconsin to record with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon.
Vernon said: "It's easy to see the pop world trying to take over Alicia. But I see her as someone who is desperately trying to stay on the far left hand of that. She really cares about music and she knows everything. It's cool to see her in her spot, doing something different."
Details about what they're working on will be announced soon.
Pepsi announced a global marketing campaign with a new tagline -- "Live for Now". First up in the campaign is Nicki Minaj, whose single "Moment for Life" is the soundtrack for the ad. It drops May 7th.
Pepsi is also working on a campaign around the 25th-anniversary of Michael Jackson's "Bad" album. The program will include a series of remixes from superstar DJs Skrillex, Diplo and A-Trak. The exclusive tracks will be accessed through a special Pepsi-can promotion where fans can scan a code with their phone to hear a song.
British DJ Tony Blackburn has claimed that Rihanna is a better artist than the Beatles.
When asked if the 1960s was the golden age of music, he said: "I actually think today's artists are better than those of yesteryear. The Beatles and the Stones just stood there with guitars and sang. These days, people like Rihanna can sing and dance and do everything."
Pepsi is teaming with Twitter to provide streaming videos of live music concerts to Pepsi's followers on the social networking site. The deal is part of Pepsi's new global ad campaign that will also feature a TV ad with Nicki Minaj.
The company isn't saying which musicians will be featured for the Twitter concerts this summer, but the first concert will take place in June. More details on the Twitter partnership will be announced next week.
TODAY's Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with music legend Barry Manilow.
He opened up about his early days in the music business and compared his rise to stardom with Justin Bieber.
Duran Duran is among the headliners for a 2012 London Olympics concert on July 27th.
The band will represent England at the show in London's Hyde Park, which will also feature acts from each of the four parts of the United Kingdom.
Lead singer Simon Le Bon said the show would be "one of the highlights of the last decade for the band."
The other headliners are Snow Patrol from Northern Ireland, Stereophonics from Wales and Scotland's Paolo Nutini.
iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending April 30, 2012
1. "Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye
2. "Payphone (feat. Wiz Khalifa)," Maroon 5
3. "Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen
4. "We Are Young," Fun.
5. "Boyfriend," Justin Bieber
6. "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz Khalifa
7. "What Makes You Beautiful," One Direction
8. "Wild Ones (feat. Sia)," Flo Rida
9. "Starships," Nicki Minaj
10. "Glad You Came," The Wanted
1. "Blunderbuss," Jack White
2. "Up All Night," One Direction
3. " Hard 2 Love," Lee Brice
4. "21," ADELE
5. "Club Life, Vol. 2 - Miami," Tiësto
6. "Small Town Family Dream," Josh Abbott Band
7. "Making Mirrors," Gotye
8. "The Wanted," The Wanted
9. "Love Is a Four Letter Word," Jason Mraz
10."Hands All Over," Maroon 5