Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesIs Justin Timberlake getting ready to bring sexy back, again? It sure seems that way.
On Monday, the 39-year-old superstar shared a short clip of himself vibing to a beat with his friend and renowned record producer Timbaland. As the music plays, the two bob their head in unison and at one point Timbaland excitedly proclaims, "Got that beat!"
"Back together again," the singer captioned the post.
Timberlake's last album was 2018's Man of the Woods and this is the first time he's hinted at a potential sixth album. Nonetheless, fans were excited about the news.
One user commented, "The Dream team. My favorite Artist / producer team of ALL TIME," while others like Tank and Justine Skye showed their support with the raising hands and rocket emojis.
UMeA new album collecting the theme from every James Bond movie is due out on November 20.
The compilation, titled The Best of Bond…James Bond, begins with the iconic Bond theme by The John Barry Orchestra, and closes with Billie Eilish's "No Time to Die," the title track from Daniel Craig's forthcoming swan song as 007.
In between you'll also find the themes from other Bond films, including "Tomorrow Never Dies" by Sheryl Crow, "Die Another Day" by Madonna, "Another Way to Die" by Jack White and Alicia Keys, "Skyfall" by Adele, and "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith.
The Best of Bond will be available as two-CD and three-LP collections.
Here's the track list:
"James Bond Theme" -- The John Barry Orchestra "From Russia with Love" -- Matt Monro "Goldfinger" -- Shirley Bassey "Thunderball" -- Tom Jones "You Only Live Twice" -- Nancy Sinatra "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" -- The John Barry Orchestra "We Have All the Time in the World" -- Louis Armstrong "Diamonds Are Forever" -- Shirley Bassey "Live and Let Die" -- Paul McCartney & Wings "The Man with the Golden Gun" -- Lulu "Nobody Does It Better" -- Carly Simon "Moonraker" -- Shirley Bassey "For Your Eyes Only" -- Sheena Easton "All Time High" -- Rita Coolidge "A View to a Kill" -- Duran Duran "The Living Daylights" -- A-Ha "License to Kill" -- Gladys Knight "GoldenEye" -- Tina Turner "Tomorrow Never Dies" -- Sheryl Crow "The World Is Not Enough" -- Garbage "Die Another Day" -- Madonna "You Know My Name" -- Chris Cornell "Another Way to Die" -- Jack White & Alicia Keys "Skyfall" -- Adele "Writing's on the Wall" -- Sam Smith "No Time to Die" -- Billie Eilish
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesLouisiana native Lauren Daigle has announced a concert to benefit those affected by Hurricane Laura in her home state.
The online streaming concert, in partnership with Lauren’s foundation The Price Fund, will be recorded live at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans on October 11.
“When I was kid, growing up in Louisiana, we were plagued by hurricanes,” Lauren shares in a statement. “I know first-hand the devastation they bring. With everything going on in the world right now, I want to invite you to join me in loving on those [a]ffected by the hurricanes who have lost their homes and so much more.”
The concert will feature stripped-down versions of some of Lauren’s most popular songs including “You Say” and “Rescue,” as well as a brand-new song.
The stream will premiere on Veeps at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on Sunday, October 11 and will be available to watch for 48 hours. All proceeds will go directly to The Salvation Army and American Red Cross to aid in their efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Laura, which made landfall on August 27 and caused an estimated $10 billion in damages.
Tickets and VIP opportunities start at $25 and are available at LaurenDaigle.com.
Andy Cohen BooksCan you picture Mariah Carey with an alternative rock album? It almost happened in the mid ‘90s.
On Sunday, Mariah tweeted a “fun fact” from her upcoming memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey, revealing there was a time when she experimented with another musical genre.
“Fun fact: I did an alternative album while I was making Daydream,” she wrote. “Just for laughs, but it got me through some dark days.”
Mariah then posted an excerpt from the book, where she talks about working on the album with the band Chick.
"I would fully commit to my character," she writes of the alt rock recording sessions. "I was playing with the style of the breezy-grunge, punk-light white female singers who were popular at the time.”
She adds, “I wanted to break free, let loose, and express my misery -- but I also wanted to laugh. I totally looked forward to doing my alter-ego band sessions after Daydream each night."
Along with the excerpt, Mariah includes a snippet of one of the ‘90s alt rock tunes featuring her background vocals.
The Meaning of Mariah Carey comes out September 29.
ABC/Image Group LA13 Reasons Why star Anne Winters is going hard in her campaign to play Madonna in the singer’s upcoming biopic.
The actress posted a series of photos over the weekend modeling some of Madonna’s iconic looks, and the resemblance is uncanny.
Her goals in posting the pics? Get the Queen of Pop’s attention and possibly even land the role.
“BLOW UP @madonna Instagram guys — I wana play her in her new biopic,” Winters wrote to her followers. “I’ve been told I look like young Madonna forever, I act I sing I look like her.... cmon now.”
She went on to explain why she’s campaigning for the role via social media.
“Since covid - casting and film business has been whack af,” she wrote. “So I’m trying a new tactic. #hireme lol”
The photos received a lot of attention online and Winters later told fans Madonna reached out.
“never thought I’d be reached out to by [Queen] M herself through hype on social media,” she wrote. “Anything is possible when you go for what you want, AND HAVE the muhf****** talent to back it up of course ;) Keep up the hype and love!!!”
Madonna is directing and co-writing a film about her life, but casting has yet to be announced. It’s been rumored that Emmy-winning Ozark actress Julia Garner is in consideration for the role.
Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesSophie Turner kept her pregnancy mostly under wraps, but now she’s sharing never-before-seen photos from that special time.
On Instagram over the weekend, the 24-year-old Game of Thrones actress posted three throwback photos of her baby bump. In one, a pregnant Sophie sits poolside in a bikini. In another, she’s standing in the pool with her dog, and in a third, we just see a shot of her bump and husband Joe Jonas’ hand reaching out to touch it.
Back in July, the two confirmed the birth of their child in a statement to ABC News via their reps.
"Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are delighted to announce the birth of their baby," the statement read.
The baby is reportedly a girl named Willa, though the couple have yet to reveal any more details about their bundle of joy.
ACMA2020/Getty Images for ACMAnother day, another record that Taylor Swift's album folklore breaks. This time, it's for reaching seven nonconsecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
To make the accolade even more profound, in doing so, the "cardigan" singer surpassed the late and great Whitney Houston's record for the most cumulative weeks in the top spot, among female artists, across all of her chart-topping albums, Billboard reports.
With folklore returning to the number-one post for the seventh time, it brings her total weeks in the top slot, across all of her albums, to 47, setting a new record for women musicians. Houston, who held the record since 1987, has a sum of 46 weeks atop the chart.
The all-time leader for most weeks at number one are The Beatles with 132 weeks while Elvis Presley holds the record for male artists with 67 weeks.
Nicole Richie: Amy Sussman/Getty Images; Adele: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicIf you're an Adele fan, you probably know she's tight with Jennifer Lawrence, but on Sunday, she took to Instagram to wish a belated happy birthday to another celebrity you probably didn't know she was besties with: Nicole Richie, who turned 30 on September 21.
Adele posted a video clip of Nicole pranking her: Nicole crouches in a kitchen while a male friend films her. As Adele, wearing black sweats, walks through the door, Nicole jumps out and surprises her. Adele yells in surprise and then mutters "for f**k's sake!" as she walks out of the frame.
Adele also posted photos of herself smiling as Nicole stands in the background behind a pane of glass, the two of them snuggling with a giraffe, and several shots of them at festive occasions.
"Happy belated birthday to my daily dose of grace @nicolerichie," Adele captioned the photo gallery. "I admire you and love you so much. You are the epitome of self preservation, self love and absolute savagery! You are so so cherished by so many angel girl! Keep making us laugh babes, we adore you to the moon and back."
"Nicole and Adele being best friends? That’s hot!" wrote on commenter, referring to Nicole's starring role on The Simple Life with Paris Hilton.
As for how Lionel Richie's daughter and Adele know each other, someone in the comments field says they've been neighbors for quite a while.
Most of the commenters, however, begged Adele to stop clowning around and put out her long-awaited next album.
"Queen, we want music stop playing," wrote one.
"We need the album ma'am," added another.
"Where's the album queen?" wrote another.
A few months ago, Adele admitted she "honestly had no idea" when the follow-up to 25 would arrive.
Mitchell Schleper Grammy-winning Australian brother duo for KING & COUNTRY have a hit with "Together," a collaboration with gospel legend Kirk Franklin and pop star Tori Kelly. As the duo's Joel Smallbone tells ABC Audio, they initially weren't sure about when to release the song...until COVID-19 turned the world upside down.
Joel and his brother Luke wrote the song in January, and then, after running into Kirk Franklin at the Grammys earlier this year, they invited him to add his musical tough to the track.
"I called Kirk and I said, 'Hey, man, we got this song...We would love for you to collaborate on it..." Joel recalls. "And he said, 'You know what? I'll not only collaborate, I'm going to bring my band in, I'm gonna bring my choir in,' and he went above and beyond and did just such a lovely job."
But then COVID hit, and the duo had to cancel a Canadian tour they'd scheduled for March.
"We played two shows out of 12 or 14...and then we packed up and went home to try and get across the border before it closed." Joel says.
"And Luke walked off the stage at, I think it was Toronto. It was the last show we would end up playing before quarantine. And he said, 'That song is for this time. We need to release it now.'"
According to Joel, they needed one more element to make the song perfect.
"We knew we wanted a strong female voice represented on this," says Joel. "[My wife] Moriah and I are good friends with Tori Kelly and her husband. And I...sent her a video message: 'Hey, here's the song. Would you sing on it?'"
"Within, like, three or four days, she'd sent back her vocal," he notes. "And then we released it!"
Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagicLooks like new parents Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have decided to settle in Los Angeles for good: They're looking to unload their condo in New York City.
According to Dirt, the condo is on the market for just under $6 million. The 2900-square-foot pad, which they paid $5.5 million for nearly three years ago, features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, a massive terrace, chef's kitchen with all the bells and whistles and huge walk-in closets.
Apparently, the couple simply doesn't use the place, so it's no wonder they're looking to divest themselves of a place that costs $120,000 per year in property taxes and nearly six grand a month in condo fees.
The couple and their baby daughter now live in Encino, California in a 15,000 square foot home with ten bedrooms and eleven bathrooms. At just over $14 million, it was the second highest amount ever paid for a single-family residence in Encino.
The highest amount? That would be $20 million, which is how much Joe's brother Nick Jonas and wife Priyanka Chopra paid for their mansion.
Rodin Eckenroth/Getty ImagesA while back, it was reported that Justin Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel had welcomed a second child, a sibling to their five-year-old son Silas. However, the couple themselves never confirmed the baby's existence, let alone any details like whether or not it was a boy or a girl. Good thing we've got JT's former bandmate Lance Bass around to spill the tea.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Lance confirmed that yes, the couple did have a second child earlier this year. What's more, Lance has seen pictures of the new arrival.
"The baby is cute of course, it's Justin and Jessica!" Lance told ET. As for the child's name, Lance laughed, "That's a good question…Justin would kill me!"
Based on previous reports, the baby was a boy, but we don't know for sure. However, Lance boasted that everyone else in *NSYNC knew about little Timberlake before everyone else, and admitted that their group chat is now all about babies, including the newborn.
Melanie DuneaYou know that Rod Stewart hit "Downtown Train?" It turns out former Scandal singer Patty Smyth recorded it first -- and now she's done it again, for her new album, It's About Time.
Patty first recorded "Downtown Train," written by Tom Waits, on her 1987 solo album Never Enough. It reached #95 on the Billboard Hot 100. But when Rod Stewart released it in late 1989, it became a massive hit, hitting #3 on the Hot 100, topping two other Billboard charts and earning him a Grammy nomination.
Patty's now re-recorded "Downtown Train" for It's About Time, her first new album in 28 years. The single's out now, and the album itself will be out October 9.
In addition to "Downtown Train," It's About Time also includes another cover: Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe." The other six songs are brand-new originals, many inspired by Patty's 25-year relationship with husband John McEnroe.
ERIC GAILLARD/POOL/AFP via Getty ImagesWhile most charity events and award ceremonies have gone virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sting was honored at one Thursday night, in person.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the event was the fourth annual Monte Carlo Gala for Planetary Health, hosted by Prince Albert II of Monaco in that country. Sting was honored for his decades of work via the Rainforest Foundation, the charity he co-founded in 1989 with his wife Trudie Styler and others.
As per the Hollywood Reporter, strict protocols were enforced during the event to keep everyone safe. The guest list included Johnny Depp, HelenMirren, Andy Garcia, Kate Beckinsale, Rebel Wilson, Leona Lewis, Maisie Williams, Sienna Miller and Tommy Hilfiger.
As for why the event took place in person, Prince Albert said, "The commitment of all the individuals involved in protecting our planet and of all of you...led us to make this decision..Our health depends on the health of the environment in which we live. That is why more than ever before we need to continue our efforts and actions to protect our planet for future generations."
In other Sting news, he'll appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tonight with singer/rapper GASHI; the two have collaborated on a song called "Mama."
Liza VoloshinKaty Perry is opening up about how much her world has changed since welcoming daughter Daisy Dove almost a month ago. The "Smile" singer on Thursday revealed how motherhood has given her a new sense of appreciation for caregivers everywhere.
"Popular misconception: being a mom isn’t a full time job," the American Idol judge tweeted Thursday, throwing in a crazy face, upside down smile and baby bottle emojis to punctuate the point.
"When a mom finally goes back to work (whatever profession they do) it’s not like they been coming from months of 'time off...' she’s coming from a full time job... of being a mom," the Grammy nominee added, pointing out that child care is a 24-hour responsibility.
Now that she's learning the ropes and experiencing the trials and tribulations of being a full-time parent, Perry hoped she would inspire fans to not only be more thankful of their mothers, but to caregivers everywhere.
"Call your mom and tell her you love and appreciate her," she instructed in the third tweet. "And advocate for paid family leave!"
Despite the tone of her messages, Perry testified that she isn't complaining about her new responsibilities, adding in her fourth and final tweet, "I love my job."
Several weeks ago, the singer shared a candid postpartum selfie, complete with a pumping bra, and credited "exhaustion" for her hair, makeup and bewildered expression.
Perry shares Daisy, who was born on August 26, with fiancé Orlando Bloom.
ABC NewsThis week, Lady Gaga and her mom Cynthia Germanotta released Channel Kindness: Stories of Kindness and Community, which collects the stories of young people who've shared how they've overcome adversity. But Gaga also shares her own story of adversity: a run-in with bullies back in her school days that she says taught her a valuable lesson.
The story's called "The Value of Negative Space," and, as she tells ABC News, "In this story in particular, what I extrapolated from my experience as a young woman was that...if you hear someone say something mean to someone else, and there's silence, that's...'negative space.' [And] we should fill that space with kindness."
"We should fill that space with kind words. We should fill that space with kind actions," she continues. "We can stand up for someone. We can walk over to someone and say, 'Are you OK? I heard that. Did that make you feel sad? How do you feel? Can I help you?'"
The Oscar-winning star also explains how, surprisingly, she believes being kind goes hand-in-hand with being brave.
"When someone is not being kind, you have to stand up to something that's negative and that requires bravery," she explains. "It requires a lot of humility as well. And it requires a risk -- because that person then might direct that negativity towards you, and maybe you don't want that."
But, Gaga notes, kindness isn't just about helping others: It's about helping yourself, too.
"Kindness is not just an outward thing that we do. Being kind to yourself is actually more important, I believe, than the outward kindness," she explains. "Because you become better at the outward kindness to others when you take care of you."
Taylor Hill/Getty ImagesCher's won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Kennedy Center Honor but she's about to receive a truly unique tribute: the Spirit of Katharine Hepburn Award.
The award is given annually by the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center to "an individual who embodies the bold spirit, fierce independence and distinctive character" of Hepburn, the Oscar-winning icon who died in 2003.
Cher will receive the award October 3 at the Center's annual gala -- held virtually of course. The theme of this year's gala is "Believe," in honor of Cher's signature hit and Hepburn's "positive belief in the future of the arts." Cher is being honored for not only her work in TV, film, music and Broadway, but for her humanitarian efforts as well. She's long cited Hepburn as one of her inspirations.
Among the stars who'll be sending video messages congratulating Cher are past recipients of the award, including Dick Cavett,Glenn Close and Christine Baranski. She'll also receive video tributes from Lucie Arnaz, Sheila E., Ed Asner, songwriter Jimmy Webb and music producer Peter Asher. In addition, her son Chaz will tape a congratulatory message.
You can wash the gala for free at www.thekate.org, the Kate's YouTube channel or Facebook page. In addition to being able to watch Cher's acceptance speech, you'll also get to see an interview with her, conducted by broadcaster Ann Nyberg, a past winner.
Phil Dent/RedfernsSince many of us have been working out at home thanks to quarantine, it's always key to have good tunes on hand for max motivation. And in a new survey, the website FitRate found that when it comes time to sweat, only certain artists will do.
The website polled more than 1,000 people who'd recently exercised and learned that pop music is the most popular genre for workouts, followed by hip hop or rap, and then classic rock. The most popular artist to work out to was Lady Gaga, followed by Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars.
But it turns out that if you want to get an intense workout, you'd be better off switching to rap, heavy metal or punk rock. Those who worked out to pop mostly did weightlifting, Pilates and squats, but heavy metal listeners were more likely run a mile in less than seven minutes. Punk rock listeners worked out the longest -- an average of 53 minutes per session.
And when it comes to setting personal records, listening to hip hop or rap produced the best results, and the most intense workouts.
But in addition to rap or hip hop, the artists who many people named as helping them set personal records during their sessions include The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and, again, Michael Jackson.
Courtesy of HBO/Lennox McClendon/AP/ ShutterstockHBO Documentary Films has secured the North American rights to a new feature-length documentary about pop legends The Bee Gees that will get its TV premiere later this year on HBO and HBO Max.
The film, The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, will focus on the history of the band -- featuring brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb -- their rise to international superstardom, how their music evolved over the years and the lasting impact their songs have had.
The movie was directed by Frank Marshall, whose previous directing credits include Arachnophobia and Alive, and who has produced such classic films as Raiders of the Lost Ark, Poltergeist, The Color Purple, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cape Fear, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
"Like so many people, I've loved the Bee Gees' music all my life," says Marshall in a statement. "But discovering their uncanny creative instincts and the treasure trove of music, their humor, and loyalty was a great two-year journey. We are very happy and proud to be with HBO, and it has been an honor to work on this project."
"Normally, in the album before, I would speak about love, and I would really linger on the fact that I was in pain," Sam explained. "And then this album was more like, 'I'm heartbroken, but I need to get in the studio, and I don't want to talk about it -- I just want to dance!' And then I talk about it through dancing, a little bit."
"So it is kind of a break-up album," Sam continued. "But it's more like, 'Shake them off, dance them away.'"
In a note on Instagram about the new release, Sam wrote that making the album had been "so magical and so therapeutic and FUN," adding, "I tried not to make myself too seriously when writing a few of these songs and I hope they make you smile, because they made -- and they make -- me smile."
Sam suggested fans treat each song on Love Goes "like a different flower from the garden" -- a concept which seems to have inspired their new merch line. The new collection features hoodies, t-shirts, caps and tote bags, all embroidered with a collection of different colorful flowers.
hélène marie pambrunMillions of people around the world may be in some form of lockdown right now, but Harry Styles isn't one of them. He's making like James Bond on Italy's beautiful Amalfi Coast.
TMZ captured the singer driving a vintage Alfa Romeo convertible and cruising behind the wheel of a speedboat for a new video that TMZ says is for "Fine Line," the title track of Harry's latest album.
In a couple of the shots, he's also wearing what looks like a purple-striped robe and matching purple ladies hat -- not sure where they fit in with the glamorous Italian coastal vibe.
In other Harry Styles news, you can check out Kelly Clarkson covering his hit "Adore You" during the "Kelly-oke" segment of her talk show. She's wearing an eye patch in the video, but she's not trying out a new pirate look: Turns out her eye got infected on the set of The Voice.