Adam Levine Sang at His Own Wedding

Trae Patton/NBCWhy pay musicians to perform at your wedding if you're a member of one of the world's most popular groups?  People magazine reports that at his wedding over the weekend to model Behati Prinsloo, Adam Levine himself took the stage.

According to People, Adam and guest wedding singer Stevie Nicks performed a duet with other members of Maroon 5 backing them up.  Behati also sang, dedicating the song "First Day of My Life" by indie rock band Bright Eyes to her new husband.  The reception, held at Flora Farms in Mexico on July 19, also included a performance by the '90s ska band Sublime, best known for their hits "What I Got," "Santeria," and "Wrong Way."

"This was a dancing crowd," a guest tells People. "Everyone was dancing late into the night."  A source adds, ""Most people finished eating in under an hour and were ready to party."  Another guest tells the magazine, "Everyone was having so much fun. Adam and Behati didn't stop smiling the entire night."

The menu included organic pork chops, fresh fish, and beet salads.  For dessert, it Mexican popsicles and organic ice cream.


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MKTO Says “Classic” Is a Bonding Opportunity for Parents & Kids

Columbia RecordsWhen actor Malcolm Kelley was starring in the groundbreaking ABC series Lost, a lot of the action took place in Australia.  Maybe that's why the song "Classic," by his group MKTO, was a huge hit there before it ever got big in the U.S.  Now, however, the home country of both Malcolm and his musical partner in crime, Tony Oller, has finally caught up, and "Classic's" an American smash too -- fitting for a group whose current outing is called the American Dream tour.

"You know, Australia kind of had the jump on things...we're kind of four singles deep over there," Malcolm tells ABC News Radio. "So it's just amazing how you can make music and watch it grow on the other side of the world...and now we finally went platinum over here in our homeland."

"That's all we can ever ask for man, it's amazing now just watching a song grow," adds Malcolm, who played Walt on Lost. "When we perform it on our tour now, everybody is just singing along. It's a good feeling."

Malcolm and Tony first met when they were starring on the Teen Nick series Gigantic.  They became best friends and decided to start a group.  Soon, they landed a record deal, and their self-titled debut album hit #1 in Australia in February; it was released here in April. 

"Classic" has caught on in the U.S. thanks to its retro feel, and because it cleverly name-checks musical superstars like Michael Jackson, Prince, Beyonce and the late soul legends Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway, while tossing in references to iconic movie stars like Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.

"Our producers we worked with, you know, they're heavy-hitters in the game and have been around for a long time, so [they] definitely help us get those old-school references in there, just to make the song pop and make it just stand out a little bit more," explains Malcolm.  

But does he think that "Classic" may actually be educating young people about legendary stars they may not have heard of?

"Yeah, I think so," he tells ABC News Radio.  "You know, definitely using some of the references that their parents might understand, I think it's just cool how their parents can just enlighten them...And some things their parents don't know about, the kids can share with them. So I just think it's a cool bonding thing."  

Earlier this year, MKTO toured with Emblem 3.  Their American Dream headlining tour wraps in August, and in September, they'll be hitting the road opening for Demi Lovato; Christina Perri's also on the bill.


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Lorde Says Her Next Album Is “Skeletal,” but Will Be About “Feeling Displaced”

Credit: Andrew WhittonLorde's non-stop tour schedule has meant that she really hasn't had a lot of time to work on the follow-up to her best-selling, award-winning debut, Pure Heroine.  But while she says the new disc's "hardly even started," she knows what its theme will be.

Speaking to the British paper The Guardian, Lorde describes her next album as "skeletal," in the sense that right now, there isn't much too it because she hasn't had the time to devote to it.  But lyrically, she says she's being inspired by the fact that she's spent most of the last year traveling around the globe.

"The first album was about a really small world that the listener isn’t in, and it felt like a very insular world,” she explains. "Now I’m kind of a child of the world, I’m everywhere all the time...I don't know. It’s hard for me to explain. It’s about feeling displaced.”

Lorde also says she doesn't really care about what critics and journalists write and say about her, because unlike her, they're not 17 years old.

"The criticism I listen to most is what comes from people the same age as me; they’re the only people I care about liking my music," she tells the U.K. paper The Guardian. 

And unlike most teens, Lorde says peer pressure doesn't sway her at all.  "One consistent thing is that if I like something and nobody likes it, I still like it," she claims. "If I don’t like something and everyone loves it, I still hate it.”


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One Direction Concert Film Heading to Theaters for One Weekend Only

PRNewsFoto/Columbia Records/Syco EntertainmenIf you can't get tickets to One Direction's Where We Are tour, which hits North America next month, don't worry: you can see it in your local theater if you're willing to wait a few months.

The group has announced that a movie version of the tour, filmed in Milan, Italy called Where We Are: The Concert Film, will hit theaters worldwide for one weekend: October 11 and 12.  It'll include the full concert, plus a 15-minute interview with the band featuring exclusive backstage tour footage.

If you don't mind waiting even longer, the film will arrive on DVD in December.  Visit 1DConcertFilm.com for full details; tickets go on sale July 28.

One Direction's 2013 concert movie This Is Us earned more than $67 million worldwide.


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Rixton & MAGIC! Booked for Teen Choice Awards, Rixton Celebrates First UK #1

Credit: Lindsey ByrnesJoining a lineup that already includes MKTO and Jason Derulo, MAGIC! and Rixton have now been booked to perform on the Teen Choice Awards, airing Sunday, August 10 live on Fox.

Meanwhile, Rixton, who'll kick off a U.S. headline tour July 30 in Boston, are celebrating their first-ever #1 hit in their home country of Great Britain. "Me and My Broken Heart," which has been a hit for months in the U.S., has now debuted at the top of the British chart. 

Rixton frontman Jack Roche told Britain's Official Charts Company, "Being Number 1 is probably the biggest thing ever that has happened to us in our lives! And it means a lot because it's in our home country, and that's something that's been the main goal for us, to really make an impact. It's a dream."

The accomplishment is doubly meaningful for Jake, because both his parents are British pop singers, yet the highest his mother, Coleen Nolan, ever placed on the chart was #3, while the highest his dad, Shane Richie, ever got was #2.  Jake tells the Official Charts Company that his #1 hit award will be going on his mom's mantlepiece.

The members of Rixton tell the Official Charts Company that they all plan to get "broken heart" tattoos to commemorate their accomplishment.


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Mariah Carey Unveils New Butterfly Sweepstakes

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Mariah Carey has a surprise in store for one lucky fan.

To celebrate the launch of her Butterfly beverage, the singer has announced a special sweepstakes that will allow one of her Lambs to attend a posh summer party that Mariah's holding with all of her celebrity friends in New York City.

To enter, purchase a bottle of Butterfly at any Walgreens store nationwide and then register by downloading the free Go N'Syde mobile app.  Once the app is installed fans can point it at the Butterfly bottle to open exclusive content and allow fans to enter registration information. The contest will run from July 21 to August 20.

Fans who scan their bottles will so get the first curated video message from Mariah on her Butterfly network.

"My next dream is taking shape and I'm excited to share it through content on my Butterfly beverage, and an amazing party where I can celebrate the summer with fans and friends," Carey says. "Butterfly inspires me to connect with fans in new ways and create experiences that seemed impossible a few years ago. I can't wait to show you my imagination."


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The Script Debut First Single from Upcoming Disc, “No Sound Without Silence”

Columbia RecordsThe Script, currently out on the road with OneRepublic, have debuted a brand-new single.

The tune is called "Superheroes," and it's from the Irish trio's upcoming album, No Sound Without Silence, which will be out September 30.  In a note on their official website, the band says, "We can't wait for you guys to hear the new album in full...We hope this album delivers everything you're hoping for from us and more."

The Script largely recorded the album on the road.  Lead singer Danny O'Donoghue tells the U.K. paper The Daily Star, "We’d come off stage and start recording straight away in a studio bus. Everything’s massive, everything’s larger than life on stage so when we hit the studio we wanted it to have that same impact."

In a statement, Danny further stated, "This album is all about trying to bottle that energy when we come off stage, as well as that contemplative space between notes.”

The new disc will be the follow-up to the band's last album, #3, which produced the hit "Hall of Fame."  "Superheroes," which is reminiscent of Coldplay, is more straightforward and pop-oriented than "Hall of Fame," which featured a rap by Black Eyed Peas mastermind will.i.am.  At the time, Danny and Will were both coaches on the U.K. version of The Voice, which is how that musical hookup came to be.

"Superheroes" will be available July 29.


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Demi Lovato Is the New Face of Skechers

Credit: RankinAnd the latest female pop star to become the face of Skechers footwear is...Demi Lovato.

Demi will appear in the company's upcoming marketing and ad campaigns through 2016. She'll make her debut in a new Skechers commercial and print ad campaign that's launching this year. 

In a statement, the singer says, "My generation grew up with Skechers and now with all of their cool styles and fun colors I'm excited to help introduce the collection to a new generation by sharing this incredible brand’s campaign with my Lovatics!"

Some of the stars who've previously appeared in Skechers campaigns include Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Carrie Underwood.


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Does Taylor Swift Primp Post-Workout for Paparazzi?

Bret Hartman/CBSEver since Taylor Swift moved to New York City, her every move has been tracked by the paparazzi, and her smart street style has been the subject of dozens of gushing fashion blog entries.  While Taylor has claimed that that no thought goes into her chic, perfectly-groomed appearance, a source claims that she actually spends a great deal of time primping for the paps.

The reported source tells the New York Daily News that after her almost daily workouts at the Model Fit gym -- which was recommended to her by supermodel pal Karlie Kloss -- Taylor "spends an hour in the locker room post-workout so she can look flawless for the photographers who follow her."

According to the paper, Taylor's trainer at the gym is the same guy the Victoria's Secret models use to get that long, lean look.

In May, Taylor joked sarcastically to E! Online that she had an "entire wing in my house" dedicated to planning her outfits, which she spends "months" doing.  She then insisted, "I decide what I'm gonna wear, like, five minutes before I walk out the door and I shop where most girls shop."


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Justin Timberlake Goes Bowling with Chris Kirkpatrick

Ira James/NBCIf we can't have an 'N SYNC reunion concert or album, at least we can have an 'N SYNC reunion at a bowling alley.  That's what happened over the weekend, when Justin Timberlake and Chris Kirkpatrick turned up to roll a few frames at Kings, an alley in Boston.

The Boston Herald reports that Justin was in town to play a concert Saturday when he decided to spend some downtime bowling.  According to the paper, his high score was 173, and while bowling, he chowed down on a blackened chicken sandwich, buffalo wontons, a peanut butter cup sundae and some beers.  No word on what Chris ate, or what his score was.

 
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