Valheria RochaThree days ago, Taylor Swift posted a photo on Instagram of her adorable cat Benjamin Button that she captioned, "Cat lady thirst trap." But it turns out the singer has some even more exciting cat visuals to reveal.
On her Instagram Story, Taylor posted an image of what looks like a cocktail shaker covered with sequins, and the word "CATNIP" spelled out on it. The caption reads, "Friday @catsmovie." The same image is posted on the upcoming film Cats' Instagram Story.
Since the movie, based on the long-running Broadway musical, is coming out in December, it's safe to assume that Taylor is indicating that we'll be getting a first look at the film -- possibly in the form of a teaser or a trailer -- on Friday.
As previously reported, Taylor is playing a cat named Bombalurina in the movie musical, and her co-stars include Idris Elba, Rebel Wilson, James Corden, Jennifer Hudson, Jason Derulo, Ian McKellen and Judi Dench. Cats arrives in theaters December 20.
Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagicHarry Styles may be diving in to a brand new role.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former One Direction member is in talks to play the role of Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid. If he becomes part of that world, he’ll join Chloe x Halle singer Halle Bailey, who’s set to play Ariel.
Melissa McCarthy is reportedly in talks to play Ursula, while Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are in negotiations to play Flounder and Scuttle, respectively. Rob Marshall is on board to direct.
Harry, who's had a successful solo music career post-One Direction, made his acting debut with Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk in 2017. He was reportedly in the running to play a young Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming biopic, but that role went to Austin Butler earlier this week.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGAriana Grande is officially the proud owner of a Grammy.
The singer snagged the trophy for Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener back in February, but it seems it was finally delivered this week.
“Really glad i checked the mail,” Ariana wrote on social media, along with a photo of herself holding the Grammy.
She also shared a video of her showing off the award to her pet pig, Piggy Smalls. "Piggy, something came you!" she tells him.
Ariana didn’t attend the Grammy Awards ceremony earlier this year due to a dispute with the show’s producers over her performance. But after winning her first ever prize, she tweeted her acceptance speech.
"I know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out [to be honest]) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things .... but f**k ....... this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much,” she wrote.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards ProductionsLast year, Sara Bareilles received an Emmy nomination for her role in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, but she didn't win. Now, she's just scored a second nod...and it's for writing a song about not winning awards.
Sara and her pal Josh Groban are nominated together in the category of Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for writing "This One's for You," the opening number of the 72nd annual Tony Awards. In the song, Sara and Josh sing about how losing at the Tony Awards is no big deal, and they should know, since neither one of them has ever won a major award.
"We are your hosts/And we're perfectly suited to be/Because, did you know?/Neither one of us has ever won anything," they sang, before noting that they were both "shocked" on behalf of the other at that fact.
They then continue with the chorus: "This is for the people who lose/'Cause both of us have been in your shoes."
In addition to Sara's previous Emmy nod, both Josh and Sara have been nominated for Grammys and Tonys, but have yet to take one home. Josh has won a few Billboard Awards, however, while Sara won an ASCAP Pop Music Award, as well as Broadway.com award for Favorite Female Replacement, for her role in Waitress.
The 71st Emmy Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern on FOX.
Andrew MacPhersonPink doesn’t want to hear or see any more comments from the parenting police.
After once again defending herself against mommy shamers on Instagram, the singer has disabled comments on her Instagram page.
“Just a friendly reminder to those of you that need it: [middle finger emoji] there will be no more comments on this page!” she wrote in the caption of a photo of her husband, Carey Hart, drinking wine in a pool float.
She added, “Hahahaha! Looks like you’re gonna have to go tell it on the mountain!!!!! Good luck to ya! And to everyone else; I love you forever.”
Most recently, Pink was criticized after posting a photo of her children -- eight-year-old Willow and two-year-old Jameson -- running through the Holocaust Museum in Berlin, Germany.
“Please keep your hatred and judgment to yourselves,” she wrote in part.
Before that, she and Carey received backlash for everything from taking their kids to the zoo to their two-year-old going without a swim diaper.
Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran is a big deal in Russia. So big, in fact, that Moscow has allowed the unveiling a giant statue of the singer, ahead of his upcoming concert there.
The statue, put up by Russian music streaming service Yandex.Music, features a sunglasses-wearing Ed laying on his side while propped up on one arm. He wears a white shirt with black writing and red shorts. Fans are being encouraging to take photos with the statue and many have started drawing “tattoos” on it.
The Ed tribute is currently on view in Moscow’s Gorky Park; he plays the Otkritie Arena on Friday.
Last Friday, Ed released his new collaboration album, No. 6 Collaborations Project, featuring songs with Justin Bieber, Camila Cabello and Cardi B, Bruno Mars and Chris Stapleton, Travis Scott and more.
The album's on track to top the charts in the U.K., and one of its singles, "Beautiful People," will likely hit #1 on the British singles chart as well.
ABC/Craig SjodinKaty Perry is definitely not full of crap.
While appearing on Australia's Smallzy's Surgery podcast, Katy was asked about a previous comment she made about her plans to detox. Her answer was TMI, to put it bluntly.
“I’m kind of into those type of things, like health and healing places and self-betterment places," she told Smallzy. "Especially as you get older and you have longer hangovers, you realize, 'Oh, the cells in my body are dying!' So I did this thing called Panca Karma...it’s basically Ayurvedic eating and cleansing; you do lots of, uh, enemas.”
Asked if doing that made her feel better, she replied, "You definitely feel more energy, it basically like gets all the crap out of you, every pun intended. There are ancient ways to heal yourself besides just taking a pill, which is something I always love to investigate."
Katy then explained that her fiance Orlando Bloom is also "very all about that kind of new age way of living."
"For instance, today, we're actually on a little bit of a health kick because we ate so many croissants when we were on vacation," she laughs. "So today, I'm eating fruit and apple cider vinegar and later I may have a vegan meal later."
She laughed, "And then probably tomorrow, I'll have an In-N-Out burger."
But Katy made sure to underscore the fact that, despite her health kick, she does allow herself to indulge in when she's on vacation.
"If you're gonna go to Italy, have some pasta!" she said. "If you're gonna go to France, have a croissant! Put some butter on it, and put those delicious strawberry jams that they make on your freakin' croissant and shove it in your mouth!"
Josh LehrerWaitress will be baking its last pie in January.
The hit Broadway musical will have its closing performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 5 after a four-year run, the producers announced Tuesday. Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music for the show and also starred in it, shared her feelings on the show’s end on Instagram.
“It is such a bittersweet moment to say goodbye to our home on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, but I am reflecting upon this enormously magical time with a tremendous amount of gratitude...and smiling through tears,” she writes.
She goes on to thank the cast, the crew and the fans, saying the experience has made a “profound and unforgettable” impact on her life.
“The run of Waitress on Broadway has far surpassed my expectations and I am so very proud of what we were able to create here in New York City, but I am still so moved and delighted by the knowledge that our show will continue to have a big, beautiful life in other cities around the world, and on tour,” Sara adds.
The Tony-nominated show, based on the 2007 indie movie of the same name, debuted on Broadway in 2016 and became the first musical in Broadway history with an all-female principal creative team.
The show is currently playing on London’s West End and the first national tour is scheduled to run through August. It's also set to open in Australia and Holland in 2020 and Japan in 2021.
Eric LaggIn these days where it seems anyone with an Instagram account can be an "influencer," TIME has put together a list of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet -- and some of today's biggest pop stars are on it.
Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Cardi B and BTS have all made TIME's list, not only for having millions of followers, but because of the impact of what they post.
Ari made the list for cleverly promoting her thank u, next album by dropping clues and song lyrics on Twitter and creating, as TIME calls them, "music videos designed for (and steeped in) internet culture." She's also the most-followed musician on Instagram.
Cardi B got her start on Instagram, but she's continued her raw, uncensored approach to the app now that she has 47 million followers. Her political opinions tend to make headlines: In January, her post about President Trump shutting down the government led two senators to publicly debate on Twitter whether or not they should retweet it.
Lil Nas X became known online for Twitter memes even before "Old Town Road" took off on the video-sharing app TikTok. After being kicked off the country chart, the song has now been #1 on the Hot 100 for 15 weeks. The rapper also spurred engagement when he came out as gay last month.
BTS makes the list thanks to their massive online fan base, nicknamed the ARMY, who've made them Billboard's top Social Artist for more than two years and sent three of their albums to #1 in a single year.
Others on TIME's list: President Trump, Harry and Meghan, Jada Pinkett Smith, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Chris Godfrey, whose image of an egg set the record back in January for the most-liked Instagram post.
Jesse Grant/Getty Images for WE DayGet your first glimpse of celebrities coming together for this year's WE Day: The trailer for the upcoming ABC special has been released.
The youth empowerment event was filmed back in April in Los Angeles and is set to air next month. It’s hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and will feature performances by Meghan Trainor and Pentatonix, as well as appearances by long-time WE Day participant Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Joe Jonas and Chance the Rapper.
The event is part of a global movement spotlighting young people who are taking on challenging social issues and making a difference in their communities.
The WE Day special will air on Friday, August 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
ABC/Eric McCandless"Broken" is the song that put lovelytheband on the map -- it not only topped Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart, but earned them two Billboard Music Award nominations. They performed the tune Monday on ABC's Good Morning America, mashed up with their current single, "Maybe, I'm Afraid." Lead singer Mitchy Collins says he thinks he knows why so many fans connect with the track.
"I think that it hits home with a lot of people," he tells ABC Radio. "In a sense that, y'know, everyone's got their stuff. Everyone's got issues and sometimes you forget that other people struggle, just like you do. And it's a nice reminder that you're not the only one."
Fans connecting with a song is one thing; dealing with over-emotional fans is another. Thanks to the success of "Broken," lovelytheband is getting recognized more, and Mitchy admits they sometimes have a hard time handling it.
"I've gotten the polite, 'Hey, [I'm a] fan of your music,'" [and] the really aggressive [ones]...like, I'm walking and they grab my arm and turn me around," he explains.
"And then I've gotten the emotional fans -- I never really know how to take that one," he adds. "Because I'm just like, 'Uh....are you O.K.?' Like, they just burst into tears. I'm like, 'I appreciate this, but I don't know what I'm supposed to do right now!'"
But the most impactful thing fans do, Mitchy says, is come to concerts with tattoos of the band's song titles or lyrics.
"Yeah, there's been a bunch, and that's always the craziest thing to me," he tells ABC Radio. "[I]t's an honor, but at the same time, it's kind of a 'whoa!' kind of feeling."
Currently, lovelytheband is gearing up for a European fall tour, and contemplating its second album.
John Shearer/Getty Images for MTVThey can deny that they're dating all they want, but now there's actual proof that Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes are more than friends.
TMZ has posted photos and video of the two kissing twice: on Friday at Dottie's True Blue Cafe in San Francisco, and on Saturday at a different cafe in the City by the Bay. Shawn was in San Francisco to perform as part of his ongoing world tour.
When a fan asked Shawn directly not long ago if he and Camila were dating, he just spread his arms out and shook his head. But it appears as though he wasn't being truthful.
Shawn and Camila are enjoying a joint hit right now with "Señorita," along with a steamy video, which first convinced fans that there was something going on between the two singers.
Camila, 22, and Shawn, 20, have been friends since 2015, when they scored the hit duet, "I Know What You Did Last Summer."
Mark SurridgeEd Sheeran will wrap up his two-year-long Divide tour August 26 in his hometown of Ipswich, England. After that, he'll take a well-deserved break and plans to get away from it all...in the extreme.
Ed tells the British tabloid The Sun, "I’ve got to get back to Africa. After the tour I want to go and chill out there. I was in Ghana a few years back and I loved it. Now I need to go to Nigeria. I heard the jollof rice is really good there.”
Jollof rice is an African specialty, made with rice, tomatoes, oil, peppers, onions, salt, spices and sometimes meat or fish.
Ed is, of course, no stranger to taking adventurous trips: He and his wife Cherryvisited Cambodia in May, and a while back, when Ed decided to drop out of sight for a while, they traveled the world, visiting countries including Fiji, Italy and Australia.
Meanwhile, Ed's new album No. 6 Collaborations Project is on track to top the chart in his native U.K., while three songs from the project will likely land in the top five on the singles ranking: "Beautiful People," "Remember the Name" and "Take Me Back to London."
Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the WaterIt's officially official. Diddy and MTV are joining forces once again, to reboot the pioneering reality TV series Making the Band.
Monday, the music mogul announced that the competition show was back by popular demand and set to air in 2020.
“MTV and I are back together again!!," Diddy proclaimed in an Instagram video post. "‘Making the Band’ is coming back bigger, bolder and more cutting edge. We're going to bring that supernatural energy back to the format and bring the world its next global superstars."
Earlier this week, the Bad Boy CEO set social media ablaze after he suggested the idea of the show’s return.
“We couldn't be happier to welcome back the incomparable Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs to his rightful home at MTV,” Nina L. Diaz, MTV’s President of Entertainment, said in a statement.
“Making the Band was ahead of its time and the ultimate disruptor – fans everywhere have been clamoring for a return and they are in for the biggest, most iconic season yet.”
As the media giant gears up for production, casting opportunities will be announced within the coming weeks. MTV is also bringing on music performance app Smule to launch the Making the Bandcampaign, a first-of-its-kind feature offering hopefuls a curated playlist of songs to choose from, which will allow them to create video auditions that can be shared across social media platforms.
After one season on ABC-TV, focusing on the boy band O-Town, Making the Band moved to MTV in 2002, and Diddy came on board. The series chronicled the creation of, and the subsequent real-life drama and intimate journeys of, music acts like Danity Kane, Day26, Da Band and Donnie Klang.
Universal Music Group/Sony Music EntertainmentNOW That’s What I Call Music! is back again with yet another album.
The compilation series will be releasing its 71st volume next month, featuring 16 major hits -- including the chart topping “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, and the Jonas Brothers’ comeback single “Sucker.” Breakthrough hits from Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi and Ava Max are also included.
Other artists featured on the album include Shawn Mendes, Ariana Grande, Ava Max, Billie Eilish, Post Malone and Katy Perry.
NOW That’s What I Call Music!71 is due out August 2.
Here's the track listing:
Jonas Brothers -- "Sucker" Shawn Mendes -- "If I Can't Have You" Ariana Grande -- "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored" Ava Max -- "Sweet but Psycho" Billie Eilish -- "bad guy" Post Malone feat. Roddy Ricch & Tyga -- "Wow." Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus -- "Old Town Road" Khalid -- "Talk" Katy Perry -- "Never Really Over" 5 Seconds of Summer -- "Easier" The Chainsmokers & Bebe Rexha Lizzo -- "Juice" DJ Khaled feat. SZA -- "Just Us" Dean Lewis -- "Be Alright" Lewis Capaldi -- "Someone You Loved" Dan Shay -- "Speechless"
NOW Presents What’s Next Freya Ridings -- "Lost Without You" Kina feat. Snøw -- "Get You The Moon" MUNA -- "Number One Fan" David Francisco -- "Lionheart"
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for AGAriana Grande is serving some luxury looks in the first images from her new Givenchy [szhee-vohn-SHEE] fashion campaign.
After teasing a series of overlapping black-and-white images over the weekend, the French fashion house began unveiling official photos from the #Arivenchy partnership Monday.
The first look features Ariana, sporting her signature high ponytail and rocking an off-the-shoulder, billowy embroidered top. The second look features the singer looking every inch the boss lady in a structured Kelly green suit and crocodile handbag. The rest of the looks will be rolled out on the Givenchy Instagram page.
“honored to be your girl and wear these looooks @givenchyofficial,” Ariana wrote on Instagram. “happy campaign reveal day. can’t wait for everybody to see all of the photos.”
Ari first announced she’d be the new face of Givenchy back in May.
"It is a House I have forever admired and to now be part of that family is such an honor,” she said in a statement.
This is Ariana's latest project, following the conclusion of the first leg of her Sweetener World Tour. She tweeted on Sunday, "fifty down. first leg of the sweetener tour complete. thank u so much."
The day before, Ari also tweeted a special thanks to her opening act for the first leg, Normani.
"i love you so much. thank you for being a part of this first leg of tour, for sharing your gift with us every night & for being the angel that u are," Ariana wrote, captioning a photo of them together. "i am so excited for all that you’re about to do!"
ABC/Rick RowellLady Gaga's new beauty line, Haus Laboratories, is now available for pre-order, but she's going to tell you all about it later today.
According to Refinery 29, starting at 6 p.m. ET on Amazon, Gaga and her makeup artist Sarah Tanno, the co-creator of the beauty line, will talk about every product, show you how to use them, and discuss the inspiration behind Haus Laboratories.
As previously reported, the collection includes shimmer powder, lip gloss and lip liner, packaged in different combinations, in six different shades.
The live stream is part of Amazon's Prime Day Live programming. Any products you pre-order today won't be shipped to you until September.
Eric LaggIt's too soon to tell what effect a new remix will have, but for now, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" remains at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a 15th week.
On Friday, the rapper dropped a new version of the track, which added Young Thug and 12-year-old country singer Mason Ramsey. But consumption of that version, which counts towards the song's overall chart position, won't be reflected until next week.
Also next week, we'll find out the impact of the remix of "bad guy" by Billie Eilish. That song is currently stuck at #2 behind "Old Town Road," but the Justin Bieber-assisted remix of the track, which dropped last Thursday, may provide enough juice to get it to number one.
Right now, though, "Old Town Road" only needs to stay at #1 for one more week to tie the all-time record of 16 weeks at #1, which is currently held by two songs: Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, and Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men's "One Sweet Day."
Incidentally, over the weekend, Lil Nas X invited Mariah to join him on yet another remix of "Old Town Road," and Mariah suggested that they do a mashup called "One Sweet Town Road."
Meawhile, speaking of Young Thug, he recently told the No Jumper podcast that, while he's a big fan of Lil Nas X, he didn't think the 20-year-old star should have come out publicly last month.
"I feel like he probably shouldn't have told the world, because these days m****rf****rs is just all judgement," Thuger said. "It ain't even about the music no more. Soon as the song comes on, everybody's like, 'This gay a** n***a.'"
The gothic clip begins with Avril driving a hearse carrying her own coffin. We then see the singer dressed in red in a cemetery at night, where she's approached by a man. The two embrace among the gravestones, as she sings about a hellish relationship she can’t quite escape.
“I fell in love with the devil/And now I’m in trouble/I fell in love with the devil/I’m underneath his spell/Someone send me an angel/To lend me a halo,” Avril sings.
Last month, Avril announced her first tour in five years would be kicking off September 14 in Seattle, in support of her new album Head Above Water.
Getty Images For DCP via ABC/Jeff Kravitz/AMA2018While Post Malone hasn't officially announced a new album, he's just revealed that he's hitting the road this September, so that's a good indication that something's coming.
Posty's Runaway Tour will kick off September 14 in Tacoma, Washington. The tour includes an appearance at the Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas on September 22, a stop at New Orleans' Voodoo Festival on October 27, and his own Posty Fest in Dallas on November 2.
The artist's "Sunflower" duet partner Swae Lee will join him for the trek, as will Tyla Yaweh.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10 a.m. local time via LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers can grab them starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. local time.
Post released his most recent single, "Goodbyes," featuring Young Thug, earlier this month.
Here are Post's tour dates:
9/14 -- Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome 9/16 -- Vancouver, BC, Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 9/17 -- Portland, OR, MODA Center 9/19 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center 9/21 -- Fresno, CA,Save Mart Center 9/22 -- Las Vegas, NV, Life Is Beautiful Festival 9/26 -- St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center 9/29 -- Detroit, MI, Little Ceasars Arena 10/3 -- Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena 10/6 -- Buffalo, NY, KeyBank Center 10/9 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden 10/11 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall 10/12 -- Washington, DC, Capital One Arena 10/14 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden 10/17 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena 10/18 -- Atlanta, GA, State Farm Arena 10/20 -- Miami, FL, AmericanAirlines Arena 10/24 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena 10/25 -- Jacksonville, FL, Vystar Veterans Arena 10/27 -- New Orleans, LA, Voodoo Festival 10/29 -- San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center 11/2 -- Dallas, TX ,Posty Fest 11/5 -- Houston, TX, Toyota Center 11/8 -- Glendale, AZ, Gila River Arena 11/10 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center 11/11 -- Salt Lake City, UT, Vivint Smart Home Arena 11/14 -- Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena 11/16 -- Anaheim, CA, Honda Center 11/20 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum