Fergie Says Son Can “Turn Up,” Wants Him to Be a Miami Dolphins Fan

Telepictures Productions Inc./ Warner Bros. EntertainmentFergie is busy at work on her upcoming album, due out next year, but she’s also been focused on being a mom to her one-year-old son, Axl Jack. On Thursday‘s The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she stopped by to promote her latest single, “L.A. LOVE (la la),” Fergie hinted her son may have a career in entertainment in his future.

“His dad brings him in during my dance rehearsals, you know, for the video,” Fergie said.  “And Axl will start [dancing] and I’m like, ‘Turn up! Turn up! Turn down for what?’ Until he goes…he does this little, this little, my version, [of] what I think is turning up,” she explained, mimicking her son bouncing up and down.

Although he may have a future in the family business, Fergie said it’s too early to tell what sports team he’ll root for. Fergie is part owner of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, while her husband, actor Josh Duhamel,  is a Minnesota Vikings fan.  But Fergie has a plan.

“You know, we’ll kind of put the jerseys there and kinda just let him choose,” she said. “Yeah, yeah and I’ll kinda put like a hundred dollar bill under [my jersey.]“


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One Direction Announce North American & European Dates for On the Road Again Tour

Credit: Cal AurandOne Direction has revealed European and North American dates for its On the Road Again 2015 stadium tour.  The North American leg of the outing begins July 9 in San Diego, CA.  Tickets go on sale November 1 via LiveNation.com.

The tour comes in support of the band’s new album, Four, which is due November 17.  In a statement, Niall Horan says, “We could not be more excited about the new tour. We’ve started rehearsing songs from the new album and can’t wait for the fans to hear them live. We’re just so very thankful to our amazingly loyal fans — they make it possible for us to play in these incredible places and continue to surprise us every day with their unwavering support.”

One Direction’s Facebook page is hosting a pre-sale on Wednesday, Oct. 29.  Citi card members can get access to pre-sale tickets starting this Friday.

In other 1D news, the video for the group’s new single, “Steal My Gir,l” debuts Friday on VEVO at 11 a.m. ET.  Described as “outlandish,” the clip features film and TV star Danny DeVito.

Here are the tour dates:

EUROPE
6/10 — Vienna, Austria, Ernst Happel Stadion
6/13 — Brussels, Belgium, King Baudouin Stadium
6/16 — Horsens, Denmark, CASA Arena
6/19 — Oslo, Norway, Ullevaal Stadion
6/23 — Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium
6/27 — Helsinki, Finland, Olympiastadion
 
NORTH AMERICA
7/9 — San Diego, CA, Qualcomm Stadium
7/11 — San Francisco, CA, Levi’s Stadium (on sale Nov. 14)
7/15 — Seattle, WA, CenturyLink Field
7/26 — Minneapolis, MN, TCF Bank Stadium
7/28 — Kansas City, MO, Arrowhead Stadium
7/31 — Indianapolis, IN, Lucas Oil Stadium
8/2 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Field
8/5 — East Rutherford, NJ, MetLife Stadium
8/8 — Baltimore, MD, M&T Bank Stadium
8/18 — Columbus, OH, Ohio Stadium
8/23 — Chicago, IL, Soldier Field
8/25 — Milwaukee, WI, Miller Park
8/27 — Cleveland, OH, FirstEnergy Stadium
8/29 — Detroit, MI, Ford Field
9/1 — Philadelphia, PA, Lincoln Financial Field
9/3 — Buffalo, NY, Ralph Wilson Stadium
9/12 — Boston, MA, Gillette Stadium



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Adam Levine Calls His Wife “The Best Dressed Woman Out There”

Christopher Polk/NBCAdam Levine‘s wife Behati Prinsloo is a model, so of course she’s going to have some sort of style.  But Adam thinks that when it comes to getting fashion right, there’s nobody who can touch her.

During an interview with Refinery29 about the newest holiday designs for his clothing line, The Adam Levine Collection, the Maroon 5 singer was asked to name the best fashion advice his wife ever gave him.  “Well, I’m…really lucky because my wife happens to be — in my opinion — the best dressed woman out there,” he says. “Obviously, I’m biased, but I just feel like she’s very creative, inventive, [and has] good taste. I’d be silly not to try to recreate that for the line.”

Asked to reveal what outfit he wore when he first met his future in-laws, Adam says, “Oh God, I don’t remember. If I had to put a bet on it, I’d say it was a T-shirt and jeans. I don’t remember what happened yesterday, so unfortunately I can’t remember too specifically.”  Still, he says that in general, when you’re meeting the parents, you should go subtle, not sexy. 

However, when asked to recommend a specific outfit that fits the bill, Adam wouldn’t take the bait, responding, “God, I don’t know. What I think is passable and what other people think is passable are probably very different. I don’t think it makes a difference as long as it’s not revealing.”

Overall, Adam says his vision for his clothing line is the same as it’s been since he started it:  “Super-simple, classic things that I’ve always loved for men and…that I think that women would really like.”  He adds that he’s “not trying to push the envelope too far, because that’s not what I do.”

“I don’t wake up in the morning and put on a Versace gown,” he adds. “Although that would be funny if I did.”


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Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige & 5 Seconds of Summer to Perform on American Music Awards

Dick Clark ProductionsSam Smith, Mary J. Blige and 5 Seconds of Summer have been added to the list of performers at the 2014 American Music Awards.  They join a bill that already includes Charli XCX and Pitbull, the latter of whom’s also hosting the show.

It’s not clear if Sam and Mary J. will perform together but it may be a good bet, considering the two recorded a duet earlier this year, and Sam contributes to Mary’s upcoming album, The London Sessions.

Iggy Azalea leads the nominees for this year’s AMAs with six.  Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and John Legend each have five nods.

The 2014 American Music Awards will air November 23 on ABC, from the NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE.



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Katy Perry Takes Birthday Celebration to Morocco

Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsAfter reportedly cancelling plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt, word is Katy Perry has relocated the festivities to another country in Africa.

The Hollywood Reporter had said Katy was going to party and go sightseeing with her crew in Egypt to mark her milestone birthday. However, she reportedly nixed her plans due to “safety concerns.”

Instead, Us Weekly reports, Katy will celebrate in Morocco. The magazine says she’s already arrived in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.

Katy turns 30 on Saturday.


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Report: Beyoncé and Jay Z Renewed Vows; Shopping for Home in Paris

Myrna Suarez/WireImage for Parkwood EntertainmentIf Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s marriage really was in trouble earlier this year, the couple has since gotten past it and recommitted themselves to it.

The proof: the two have renewed their vows, according to People magazine. Its source says that while the couple did have “major problems” at one point, they’ve “worked it out.”

And now they’re looking to take their love to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Another People magazine source says the couple has been shopping for a home in Paris over the past month.

An Us Weekly insider further reports that Bey and Jay plan to retire in the City of Light eventually, and that they want their two-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, to learn French.

When Beyoncé and Jay Z wrapped up their On the Run tour in Paris last month, Jay noted that the city was special to them because they got engaged there. He also mentioned that Paris is where Blue Ivy was conceived.


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Charli XCX Having Fun Singing for “Young Girls & Beautiful Gay Boys” on Tour

Bella Howard/Atlantic RecordsCharli XCX pushed back the release date of her much-anticipated new album Sucker because her single “Boom Clap” just keeps going and going.  But the singer still launched a U.S. headlining tour, taking the risky move of performing new music that her fans weren’t familiar with.  Luckily, she says it’s paid off for her.

“I have been doing a lot of new songs and, y’know, it’s quite nerve-wracking for me because that’s the first time they’ll hear the new songs, like, me playing them live,” she tells ABC News Radio.  “There isn’t like an MP3 of them, or whatever. So I was kinda scared.”  But since she launched the tour at the end of September, she says, things have been going great.

“They all seem to really like it,” she adds. “And they all know [the songs], so that’s really cool for me. I’m so proud of this record and I can’t wait to play it live in bigger rooms next year.”

As for what kind of fans have been coming out to see her each night, Charli says, “It’s pretty much all over the map but definitely, like, the front rows, and the craziest fans, are, like, young girls and beautiful gay boys. And I’m so happy for that!”

Charli will wrap up the tour this Saturday in San Francisco, California. Next month, she’ll perform on the American Music Awards, where she’s also a nominee, and will then play a series of Christmas concerts across the country. In February, she’ll be Katy Perry‘s opening act when Katy’s PRISMATIC world tour hits Europe.

Meanwhile, Sucker arrives December 16 and “Boom Clap” shows no signs of slowing down.  Has the ongoing success of the track, which is her first big U.S. hit as a solo artist, surprised Charli?

“It really has,” she tells ABC News Radio. “You know, I’ve seen songs that I’ve written blow up and be around for a long time, but it’s very strange when it happens to your own song, and I really didn’t expect it. And I’m honored, and kinda freaked out, but it’s awesome!” 


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Iggy Azalea and Nick Young Front Forever 21′s Holiday Ads

ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea has landed her first national ad campaign. Alongside her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young, the rapper has been tapped to front the holiday campaign for clothing retailer Forever 21.

In an interview with People, Iggy revealed what it was like posing for the ads with her significant other. “As the hours rolled by I think Nick started to realize photo shoots are hard work too,” Azalea says. “It was funny watching him have that revelation!”

Young chimed in: “It was real cool. We had great chemistry,” he says.

The pair credit their playlist for making the time fly by faster. “It was a two day shoot — by the end of it I think we’d listened to everything under the sun twice!” Azalea says, adding that the “trickiest thing is not having any clue what you’re doing!”

Although the ads have not run yet, but People has a preview of some of the pictures from the shoot.


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Meghan Trainor Matches Iggy Azalea’s Streak on Top of the “Billboard” Hot 100

Epic RecordsIt’s Lucky 7 for Meghan Trainor: her hit “All About That Bass” is #1 for a seventh week on the Billboard Hot 100.  That means she’s now matched Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” for longest-running #1 hit of 2014 by a woman.  Only Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy” has spent more time on top this year: 10 weeks.

Meghan’s debut album, Title, is due in January; her follow-up song, “Lips Are Movin’” seem to be off to a good start.

Elsewhere on the chart, Ed Sheeran can now boast that he has his first-ever U.S. top ten hit, as “Don’t” jumps from #13 to #10.

Taylor Swift‘s latest track, “Out of the Woods,” debuts at #18, thanks to huge download sales.  This is Taylor’s 61st Hot 100 hit, according to Billboard: among female artists only Aretha Franklin has more, with 73.


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Taylor Swift Reveals Full Tracklisting for “1989″

Big Machine RecordsAfter teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram.

The songs are:

“Welcome to New York”
“Blank Space”
“Style”
“Out of the Woods”
“All You Had to Do Was Stay”
“Shake It Off”
“I Wish You Would”
“Bad Blood”
“Wildest Dreams”
“How You Get the Girl”
“This Love”
“I Know Places”
“Clean”

The deluxe edition of Taylor’s album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27.

Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor’s new album have already been used for previous songs.  For example, Mariah Carey has a song called “Shake It Off.”  Maroon 5 has a song called “This Love.”  Train has a song called “I Wish You Would.”  And back in the ’70s, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka had a hit with “Bad Blood.”  You can’t copyright a song title, however, so there’s no issue with it.

The full track list. #TS1989

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on



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