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Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend will perform on this year’s Billboard Music Awards

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend will perform on this year’s show. These stars join previously announced musical performers Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM?11:00 PM ET.
Fun performer facts include:
· Kelly Clarkson has earned three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including her most recent release, Piece By Piece. She’s also scored a whopping 20 hit singles on the Pop Songs chart including the No. 1s ‘Miss Independent,’ ‘Since U Been Gone,’ ‘Because of You’ and ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).’ Clarkson also has 10 songs that reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 chart (3 hitting #1).
· Ed Sheeran, a finalist in five categories this year, scored his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last summer with his critically acclaimed second album ‘x.’ The platinum-certified album features a trio of hits, including ?Sing,? his first Billboard Hot 100 top 10 “Don’t,” and the highest charting single of his career so far, ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ which hit No. 1 on the Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary, Adult Pop Songs, and Digital Songs charts as well No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a remarkable 8 week run.
· Up for an impressive nine awards at this year?s ceremony, Meghan Trainor roared in with her debut hit, “All About That Bass.” The song spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the longest leading No. 1 ever on the historic Epic Records, surpassing two Michael Jackson classics: ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Black Or White.’ Trainor’s debut album Title, which features Meghan?s newest hits ‘Lips Are Movin”and ‘Dear Future Husband’ subsequently topped the Billboard 200, making her just the 13th woman to hit No. 1 with both her first Hot 100 single and Billboard 200 album.
· With seven nominations this year, John Legend leapt to new heights in 2015, notching his first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single with “All of Me.” The song also became the […]

2015 Billboard Music Awards: Finalists Include Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande, John Legend, Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and Pharrell Williams

With help from hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, TV host and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, Fall Out Boy musician Pete Wentz, and ‘Empire’ recording artist Jussie Smollett, dick clark productions and Billboard announced the finalists for the ?2015 Billboard Music Awards,? honoring the year?s most successful artists in 41 categories. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM?11:00 PM ET. This year’s show will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and pop culture moments that will have everyone talking. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.
Ludacris and Wentz appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ today, to announce five of the 41 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Hot 100 Song. Wentz also announced Fall Out Boy?s participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. They will be performing ‘Uma Thurman’ with Wiz Khalifa.
The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ finalists announcement then went bicoastal, with Teigen and Smollett announcing the remaining categories at a press conference in the Twitter offices in Santa Monica, CA. The press conference was live tweeted from the official Billboard Music Awards handle (@OfficialBBMAs). Following the press conference, Teigen and Smollett participated in a live Twitter Q&A, moderated by Billboard?s Keith Caulfield. Visit @OfficialBBMAs to see their responses.
In addition to the 40 chart specific categories, fans can vote for the special ?Billboard Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung on Billboard.com, BillboardMusicAwards.com and on Twitter. Finalists for this category include Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor. Voting opens on April 28.
Taylor Swift is top among all finalists with 14 entries in 13 categories, while Sam Smith is a finalist in an equal 13 categories with 13 entries. The two go head-to-head for eight of the show?s biggest awards including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Digital Songs Artist. Swift is a two-time finalist for Top Streaming Song (Video) for her Billboard chart toppers ‘Shake It Off’ and ‘Blank Space.’
Iggy Azalea is a finalist in 11 categories with 12 entries, competing against herself for Top Rap Song for her hits ?Fancy? featuring Charli XCX and ?Black […]

5 Seconds of Summer to Perform at 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Australian pop-punk sensation 5 Seconds of Summer announced today on their official Twitter account, @5SOS, that they will be performing live at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The Twitter video can be seen here. They join an exciting lineup of previously announced musical performers that includes Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, John Legend, and OneRepublic. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
5 Seconds of Summer tweeted a video from the stage of their concert in Adelaide, Australia tonight to announce their US broadcast performance debut to their 10+ million social media followers. The band is currently on a headlining tour across their Australian homeland.
The quartet will take to the Billboard Music Awards stage after a breakthrough year. Hailing from a small town in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, Australia, Luke (17), Michael (18), Calum (18) and Ashton (19) began building their incredibly loyal fan base after posting videos on YouTube. Fast-forward eighteen months and, having spent 2013 touring the globe with One Direction, the band have amassed an enormous following who helped propel the band’s debut EP, She Looks So Perfect, to No. 1 in 42 countries upon pre-order. That EP hit No. 1 in five countries upon release, including the UK and Australia, and landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, their first US headlining run sold out in less than five minutes.
The “2014 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan are Executive Producers. Larry Klein, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are Producers. For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.
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ABOUT 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER
5 Seconds of Summer is an Australian pop punk band. Formed in Sydney in 2011, the band consists of Luke Hemmings (lead vocals, guitar), Michael Clifford (guitar, vocals), Calum Hood (bass guitar, vocals) and Ashton Irwin (drums, vocals). The band’s popularity gained instantaneous momentum upon posting videos on YouTube. In 2014, within hours of announcing their pre-order and revealing their debut single title, “She Looks So Perfect,” the band hit No. 1 on the iTunes […]

Celebs: How Close Is Too Close?

By ROBERT W. WELKOS
Actor Matt Damon enters the green room backstage at NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’ and is immediately confronted by comedian and fellow Jay Leno guest Larry the Cable Guy wielding a camera phone.
‘Okay, everybody, I promised, this is my dressing room after the big ‘Tonight’ show, Larry the Cable Guy says, and we zip around and there is my new buddy ‘go Big Red!’ Matty Damon!
‘Go Big Red,’ a pleasant but subdued Damon replies into the camera.
‘My gosh, it’s me and Matt!’ exclaims the clearly awestruck Larry the Cable Guy.
And who’s watching this live video from the green room? Why,anybody anywhere around the world who follows Larry the Cable Guy on a free mobile app called Hang With, or as it’s officially known, Hang W/.
Larry the Cable Guy, the blue collar stage persona created by comedian Daniel Lawrence Whitney, clearly relishes bringing his mini-broadcast to his followers on their iPhone, iPad or Android device.
And he’s not alone.
Rapper 50 Cent and more than 100 other celebrities and athletes have broadcast live on Hang W/. They include singer Paula Abdul,football great Terrell Owens, comedians Cheech and Chong and Jamie Kennedy, and popular DJ’s Chuckie and Kaskade.
Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas used Hang W/ at this year’s Super Bowl to take his followers on a personal tour inside the Broncos’locker room. ‘It’s just a little quick behind the scenes view of the locker room,’ he tells his viewers. Then zooming in on the gear in his locker, heads, ‘It’s what it’s all about right there.’
Record producer and rapper Timbaland (Timothy Zachery Mosley) even did a broadcast while relaxing at home with his adorable little daughter, Reign, as they sang a short rap tune for the hit maker’s fans. Itends with Timbaland asking Reign, ‘That’s it’ That’s all we doing ‘ Say,Goodbye, people.’ And she says, ‘Goodbye. Love you all.’
So what, exactly, is Hang W/?
It’s an app that connects people through live streaming and simultaneous chat, allowing anyone with an iPhone, iPad or Android device tobroadcast live to thousands of viewers. And, it could revolutionize how celebrities connect with their fans, whether it’s live streaming themselves at parties,performances, the red carpet or just taking followers along with them on their daily routines.
But celebrities have to be mindful of what information they put out since anyone can […]

Chris Brown talks working on growing up

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown was involved in some major issues when he had a domestic violence incident with Rihanna a few years back, but he apparently thinks he is growing up from that.
Brown recently opened up to ‘XXL’ magazine about how he is changing these days, states UsMagazine.com. “I’m normal. I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up. I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression. I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions,” Brown commented in the magazine.
However, he recently gotten into a Twitter argument where he exchanged insults with comedian Jenny Johnson. He then deleted his Twitter account after that.
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‘Housewives of Atlanta’ star’s wedding planning addresses rumors

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kim Zolciak is accused of not paying her wedding planner, Colin Cowie, and now he is addressing the many rumors out there.
Cowie took to Twitter to clear up the rumor that she owes him $200,000 and another rumor that she owes him $1 million, states RadarOnline. “@Kimzolciak @colincowie — all stories and gossip — it’s not a million, it’s not $200k, it’s 20k. Let’s settle this with the truth!,” Cowie tweeted after Zolciak laughed off the rumors on her Twitter account.
Zolciak married Kroy Biermann in a televised wedding back in August 2011.
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Lady Gaga shows support for Lindsay Lohan’s ‘Liz & Dick’

HollywoodNews.com: Lindsay Lohan might have gotten a lot of poor reviews for ‘Liz & Dick,’ but one person who has her back is Lady Gaga.
Gaga took to Twitter to recently show her support to the struggling actress, states E! News. “@lindsaylohan you did a beautiful job on Liz & Dick, Let no one bring u down, Liz didnt, they always try to knock the greats down a few pegs,” Gaga tweeted.
And Lindsay was sure to write her supporter back: “@ladygaga thank you so much!”
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Chris Brown deletes Twitter account after feud

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown is at it again as he has deleted his Twitter account after getting into a feud with a female comedian.
Jenny Johnson took to Twitter to make a few jokes about Brown tweeting, “I look old as f**t! I’m only 23….” With that tweet and his picture with it, she added, “I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person,” states RadarOnline.
Brown then responded to her with, “Take them teeth out when u Sucking my d*** HOE.”
The feud only continued for a little bit, but Brown dragged things out as he later wrote, “Don’t run for support now… Lol. Ur [sic] a comedic writer!!! If you can take a d***, u can take a joke.”
Eventually, he decided to delete his message after posting some parting words: “To teambreezy… Know that I’m not upset. Just felt like entertaining the ignorance. These b*****s crazy..Further proved my point of how immature society is. #CarpeDiem…Catch me in traffic….”
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‘Housewives of Atlanta’ stars take feud to Twitter

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ stars Kim Zolciak and NeNe Leakes haven’t gotten along for some time, and now their TV feud is headed to Twitter.
As Zolciak decided to leave the show mid-season, the women are now battling over what really went down with this decision, states RadarOnline. Zolciak has commented that she left because she was eight months pregnant at the time, and the drama was becoming too much.
Meanwhile, Leakes is now claiming a different story on Twitter: “It’s so funny how this chick wants people 2 think she quit the show! The producers no longer wanted 2 work wit [sic] u! Good bye wit the lies.”
But Zolciak didn’t let this slide by considering she has been given a spin-off show: “I definitely was NOT fired from RHOA. I can guarantee u that!!! You are so mad u can’t stand it & hold your anger in, u are suppose [sic] to have all this stuff going on but ur staying tuned into me #iloveit.”
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Rihanna tweets shirtless picture of Chris Brown

HollywoodNews.com: Even though she has denied that anything romantic is going on, it seems hard deny that there is definitely something between Rihanna and Chris Brown.
Rihanna posted a picture of Brown this weekend on Twitter of him without a shirt on in a bed, states TMZ. And it seems that her 26 million followers have likely noticed the image that goes against everything she has said.
It is also rumored that the two spent Thanksgiving together as he was performing a show in Germany this last week.
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