ARIANA GRANDE TEASES NEW SONG ‘IMAGINE’ & NEW ALBUM – (12/13/2018)
Ariana Grande revealed that she’s dropping a new song called “Imagine” on Friday at midnight ahead of her upcoming Sweetener follow-up.
“A lot of this album mourns failed yet important, beautiful relationships in my life (as well as celebrates growth / exploring new independence). But for those of you asking about ‘imagine’: I would say if ‘thank u, next’ = acceptance…’imagine’ = denial,” she wrote. Hope that makes sense,” she wrote on her Instagram Story. She also teased a brief snippet of the song!
So far, there’s no release date for Ariana’s new album, which she’s said would arrive by the end of 2019.
JOHN LEGEND PARTNERS WITH 1-800-FLOWERS – (12/13/2018)
John Legend has teamed up with 1800flowers.com this season to deliver free copies of his new album, A Legendary Christmas.
Although the project was released in October, Legend is offering fans a free digital download of his latest effort, from now until December 22nd, with any bouquet ordered from the site’s exclusive “Legendary Christmas Collection.”
“This year, send a Christmas bouquet that will be music to their ears,” the flower delivery services advertises on their site.
A Legendary Christmas debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Holiday Albums chart. Executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, the album features both familiar standards and original tracks, and includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder and Esperanza Spalding.
LUKAS GRAHAM OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS – (12/13/2018)
Lukas Graham has launched a new contest in celebration of their song “Love Someone,” which will send one lucky winner to visit a loved one this holiday season. To enter, you just need to post a photo of you and/or your loved one on Instagram, tag the destination, name your current country of residence and explain why you should win. Top it off with the hashtag #whenyoulovesomeone.
The contest runs through December 17th and the winner will be chosen on or about December 19th. Participants will be judged on the originality and emotiveness of their post. The winner will get a return flight to the destination tagged in their entry.
KESHA PERFORMS ‘HERE COMES THE CHANGE’ ON ‘ELLEN’ – (12/13/2018)
Kesha stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform her anthem “Here Comes the Change” yesterdasy. Kesha took the stage to perform the moving song and played the harmonica along with her band.
Kesha wrote the song for the upcoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic, On the Basis of Sex, due in theaters on December 25th. The film tells the story of a young Ginsburg, long before she was an iconic champion of women’s rights, as she brings a groundbreaking case of gender discrimination to the Supreme Court.
“Here Comes the Change” captures the powerful message of the film, while also drawing strong parallels to Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with Dr. Luke, which began in 2014 when she sued the producer for sexual assault.
ELLEN DEGENERES MULLS LEAVING HER SHOW – (12/13/2018)
Ellen DeGeneres has been a reliable entrée on America’s TV diet for decades, most recently with her long-runing The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
But in an interview published in The New York Times Wednesday, the 60-year-old confesses that the can’t go on forever; while she did extend her contract through 2020, she says she seriously considered quitting.
So why did she continue? She says her brother Vance DeGeneres told her that “in the age of Trump, the country needs her positive, unifying voice on television every day.”
But her wife Portia de Rossi wants her to quit, DeGeneres reveals.
“I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,” admits de Rossi. “There are other things she could tackle.”
Another surprising motivation for her possible exit is the nonstop burden of being nice, which everyone expects: “There’s been times someone wants a picture, and while I’m doing a selfie, they’re like: ‘You’re not dancing!’ Of course I’m not dancing. I’m walking down the street.”
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show debuted in 2003. Over 16 seasons, more than 2,700 episodes have aired.
- DeGeneres is working on other projects as well, producing films including the upcoming Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. She also hosts Ellen’s Game of Games and will star in an upcoming special for Netflix.
- She is the 15th-highest paid celeb, according to Forbes. Between June of 2017 and June of 2018, she made $87.5 million.
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