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ABC News Exclusive: Mother of Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Speaks


Debra Berry(DALLAS) -- The mother of a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at a Texas hospital says her daughter is focused on recovery, but remains weak since being diagnosed with the deadly virus last week.“She is doing OK, just tr

UN Officials Criticize City of Detroit for Water Shutoffs


Tomjac80/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- United Nations human rights officials on Monday criticized the city of Detroit for shutting off water to customers behind on their bills, saying that the shutoffs discriminate against minorities. Officials spent

Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released From Prison


Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services(BALTIMORE) -- A Maryland murder suspect was mistakenly released from prison on Friday, and state corrections officials say they didn’t even know the man was missing until Sunday night.Ro

Billy Joel Reveals Why He (Probably) Won't Make Another Album Ever Again


Courtesy: Library of CongressWhile Billy Joel continues to pack fans into New York's Madison Square Garden every month -- as part of his ongoing residency there -- fans are still hoping that he might one day decide to make a new album.  But in a ne

Fighter Jets Collide over Kansas, No Serious Injuries Reported


AndersHP84/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HOWARD, Kan.) -- A pair of F-16 fighter jets were involved in a mid-air collision on Monday in which one of the planes crashed and the pilot of the other was able to return to its base in Tulsa, Okla. and land safely.Acco

Hannah Graham Abduction Suspect Indicted in 2005 Sex Assault


Galveston County Sheriff's Office(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The suspect in the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being indicted in a 2005 sexual assault.Jesse Matthew has been charged with attempted capital murder, abduction and

Woman Trapped in Chimney of Man She Met Online


LAPD(LOS ANGELES) -- A woman was arrested in Thousand Oaks over the weekend after firefighters rescued her from a man's chimney. She had been trying to break into the house and had gotten stuck, police said.The homeowner told Los Angeles station KABC h

Indiana Serial Killer Suspect Says Spree Dates Back Two Decades


Gary Police Dept(GARY, Ind.) -- The man suspected of murdering seven women in Indiana told police his crime spree dates back two decades, authorities said at a press conference Monday.Suspect Darren Deon Vann, 43, helped authorities locate the bodies of s

LA Kings Player Arrested for Domestic Violence


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been arrested in Redondo Beach and accused of domestic violence.He was immediately suspended by the National Hockey League.The collective bargaining agreement between the NHL

Police Trying To Identify Remains Found in Hannah Graham Search


Charlottesville Police Department(ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va.) -- Investigators are working to confirm the identity of remains found on Sunday during the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who disappeared last month.Searches for th

Closing Arguments to Begin in "Dexter" Murder Trial


iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Closing arguments and jury deliberations are scheduled for Tuesday in the case of a Utah man accused of shooting his wife to death after a night of drinking and watching the TV series Dexter, a show about a serial kill

School Bus Driver Charged With Third DUI


iStock/Thinkstock(ASHLAND, Mass.) -- A Massachusetts school bus driver was charged with driving under the influence after he was allegedly intoxicated while operating a bus full of cross country runners.Robert E. Murphy, 59, of Ashland, Mass., was driving

WATCH: Flames Engulf Calif. Home, Good Samaritans Race to Help


Courtesy Beth Lederach (FRESNO, Calif.) -- Michael Alcala wanted to help.The student was passing by a Fresno, California, house fire Saturday when he heard screams; a man trapped inside, his daughter pleading for her father’s safety.“He was ye

Dozens Cleared from Ebola Monitoring as 21-Day Window Passes


iStock/Thinkstock(DALLAS) -- The first group of people quarantined and monitored after close contact with Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan has been cleared, with the 21-day monitoring period passing for 48 people. Duncan’s relatives and fiancé

Woman Describes the Chilling Moment She Spotted Shooting Suspect Eric Frein


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation(PARADISE TOWNSHIP, Pa.) -- A woman in northeastern Pennsylvania says she spotted accused police gunman Eric Frein while taking a walk Friday, a “high-credibility” sighting that has authorities re-focus

Phillip Phillips Among Performers Slated to Perform National Anthem at 2014 Worl


Credit: Nick WalkerPhillip Phillips announced in a tweet Monday that he'll be performing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" Wednesday night before Game Two of the 2014 World Series between the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants in Kansas City.Country singer Trisha Yearwood will perform the national anthem before Game One Tuesday and the country group Little Big Town will sing the song when the series shifts to San Francisco Friday for Game Three, a Fox spokesperson confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.  Carlos Santana will perform an instrumental version of the song before Game Four on Saturday.  The World Series will be broadcast on Fox.Follow --ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

"The Voice" Recap: Adam Steals Two Artists as Battle Rounds Continue


Trae Patton/NBCThe second week of Battle Rounds on The Voice began Monday night on NBC. The highlight of the night was Adam Levine stealing two artists: Blessing Offor and Toia Jones.The guest mentors were back to instruct the artists during rehearsals. Alicia Keys joined Team Pharrell Williams; Stevie Nicks assisted Team Adam; Gwen Stefani's husband, Gavin Rossdale, helped her team; and Little Big Town tutored Team Blake Shelton.Team Adam's Damien and Kelli Douglas were the first two artists to battle it out on Monday night. Adam assigned them "Knock on Wood," by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, among other musicians. Stevie lamented the fact that one of them would have to leave Adam's team, and jokingly vowed to personally steal the loser of the battle.Following Damien and Kelli's performance, Blake said Adam's decision would simply come down to a matter of taste. Gwen quipped that she was too distracted by Kelli's body to focus on her singing. Adam named Damien the winner, later explaining to the cameras that the contestant had immersed himself in the song. Kelli was dismissed.Jessie Pitts and Ryan Sill of Team Gwen were next up. They covered "I Need Your Love," by Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding. Gavin detected a boy-band-singer-type quality in Ryan during rehearsals.Blake felt Jessie had won the battle because the song had been more of a challenge for her. Pharrell thought it better suited Ryan, but Adam disagreed. Gwen picked Ryan, while Blake used the second of his two allotted steals on Jessie.Blind singer Blessing Offor and teenager Katriz Trinidad went head-to-head for Team Pharrell. They were given Stevie Wonder's "Do I Do." In rehearsals, Alicia taught Katriz how to move her body to the song.Adam and Blake both felt Katriz rose to the challenge, since Blessing is the more accomplished singer. Pharrell selected Katriz as the winner. Adam then swooped in and tried to steal Blessing. The Maroon 5 singer explained that his wife Behati Prinsloo's first name means "blessing" in Swahili, so he was meant to coach Blessing. Gwen made an attempt to steal Blessing, too, but he joined Team Adam.Ethan Butler and Matt McAndrew were paired up for Team Adam. They tackled Coldplay's first hit, "Yellow." Stevie encouraged them not to be too loud with their vocals, because they were also trying to "break hearts" with the lyrics.Pharrell said the song was in Matt's wheelhouse, but Ethan surprised him. Gwen said she enjoyed every bit of the performance. Adam went with Matt. Ethan was not saved.The first and only Team Blake battle of the night pit Bree Fondacaro against Taylor Brashears. They sang Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good." Little Big Town noted Taylor's purity and power in contrast to Bree's texture.Adam commented it was as if Bree was singing alone in her bedroom during the battle, while Taylor was connecting with the lyrics. Blake added that Bree gets lost in herself during a performance, and Taylor gets lost in the song. Taylor advanced, and Bree is eliminated.In the final battle of the night, Team Pharrell's DaNica Shirey and Toia Jones belted out Beyoncé's "Halo."Adam said performing a Beyoncé song is like slaying a dragon, but both artists slayed the dragon. Pharrell complimented both for recognizing the need to sing with conviction. He named DaNica the winner. Adam and Gwen both tried to steal Toia; she settled on Adam.The two-hour episode also featured a sneak peek at Gwen's colorful video for her just-released single, "Baby Don't Lie." The full version premieres Tuesday on Vevo.The final night of Battle Rounds will take place Tuesday night on NBC at 8 p.m. Eastern time.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pizza Chain Posts Birthday Message for Katy Perry -- At Her Request


ABC/Richard HarbaughOne of Katy Perry's birthday wishes has been granted by Shakey's Pizza Parlor in Los Angeles.On Sunday night, the soon-to-be birthday girl tweeted, "All I want for my birthday is my name on the Shakey's Pizza marquee on Santa Monica Blvd. Please."Sure enough, Shakey's marquee now reads, "Happy Birthday Katy Perry." The singer posted a photo of the sign on her Instagram page, writing, "KICKING OFF BIRTHDAY WEEK RIGHT! This signage is a bucket list dream come true!!! SHOUT OUT TO ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS FOR KILLING THE GIFT GAME."That may not be the only gift from Shakey's. The chain extended to Katy an offer on Twitter to throw her a birthday bash.Furthermore, a Shakey's rep tells TMZ it will post a birthday message for Katy at all of their locations in California.Katy, who turns 30 on Saturday, has also reached out to Betty Crocker on Twitter, hinting that she wants it to bring back its discontinued rainbow chip frosting. We'll see if Betty Crocker comes through for her in time for her big day.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift Calls the Late Oscar de la Renta Her "All-Time Favorite Designer"


ABC/Richard HarbaughTaylor Swift has commented on the death of renowned fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at the age of 82.Not long after his death was announced, Taylor posted onto Instagram a photo of herself wearing a de la Renta gown at a public event.She wrote, "My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory."De la Renta was diagnosed with cancer in 2006.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brand-New Five for Fighting Song to Feature in 100th Episode of "Hawaii Five-0"


Bryan SpicerThe 100th episode of CBS' Hawaii Five-0 will air November 7, and it comes with a special musical treat: a brand-new song by Five for Fighting.The song is called "All for One," and it'll be available on iTunes on November 7, the same day the episode airs.  Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik was specially commissioned by CBS to create the tune, and was asked to custom-tailor it to fit the show; specifically, to sum up the past five years.  A snippet of the song is currently streaming on The Hollywood Reporter's website."A good friend of mine...who works for CBS, an executive over there, brought me to see Peter Lenkov, who's the executive producer of Hawaii Five-O. And Peter is a fan," John tells ABC News Radio about how he got tapped for the project. "And they were looking for something special for their 100th episode and they wanted an original song. And they pitched me on the concept, which was 'ohana,' as they would say -- [a] family bonding song, that kind of reflected the characters' journey the last five years, and I was intrigued by it."John has created music for movies in the past, and seen Five for Fighting songs featured in both films and on TV.  But he says this project was challenging because the first time anyone will hear the song is when the 100th episode airs.  As a result, he says, he knew he had to make it compelling enough that viewers would enjoy it, even though they weren't familiar with it."That for me were the two components that I really wanted to focus on: make a very clear lyric and have a production that can keep people intrigued and engaged for three minutes, which is a long time for a song no one's ever heard," he tells ABC News Radio. "So that was the dynamic."While John didn't get to actually see the episode before he wrote the song -- it wasn't completed yet -- they did show him the script.  In addition, he says, "I went back and watched the pilot [episode] and kind of reacquainted myself with the characters, where this whole thing started. So that's what was fun for me, it was a little different than my typical film project."  You'll be able to hear the song on iTunes and see it featured in the November 7 episode.  Hawaii Five-0 airs Fridays at 9 p.m. Eastern time on CBS.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Michael Buble Taping New Christmas Special on October 26, Adds Tour Dates in Asi


Chris Haston/NBCTalk about rushing the seasons: Michael Buble is taping his latest Christmas special even before Halloween gets here.The singer will tape the special -- his fourth one for NBC -- at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall next Monday, October 26.  If you'd like to attend, you can apply for free tickets via his website.Michael's previous Christmas specials have featured an interesting combination of guests, ranging from Rod Stewart, Blake Shelton and Carly Rae Jepsen, to Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and a variety of Muppets.In other Michael Buble news, he's just announced an extension to his tour in support of his most recent album To Be Loved.  Starting January 13, he'll head to Asia, where he'll perform in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan.  In March, he'll be performing in South Africa.On Tuesday, Michael is releasing a version of his 2011 album Christmas on festive red and green vinyl.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

Kelly Clarkson Sings Sam Smith's "Stay with Me" in Concert


Justin Lubin/NBCKelly Clarkson's still on maternity leave from pop stardom, but she steps out every now and then for the occasional gig.  Over the weekend, she performed at a Microsoft-sponsored concert in Charlotte, North Carolina, and while there, she showed that she's well aware of what's hot and happening in music right now.At the show on October 18, Kelly introduced what she called a "bluesy" and "awesome" song, adding, "Anybody like Sam Smith here?  I love this song.  I know you've probably heard it a bunch, but just bear with me, I love it.  This is called 'Stay with Me.'"  She then launched into a stripped down, soulful version of Sam's hit.So far, he hasn't responded, but it's likely he will, since he's made comments when other artists have covered that tune.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Taylor Swift Derides "Sexist" Criticism of Her Relationship Songs


ABC/Jon LeMayIt's true Taylor Swift writes songs about her ex-boyfriends.  But plenty of male artists also write songs about their love lives, yet they don't seen to come in for the kind of criticism that Taylor does.  And that, says Taylor, is sexist.Speaking to the Australian radio station 2DayFM, Taylor says, "You're gonna have people who are gonna see the depth from which you approached a song -- the fact that you put your real emotions into it, and that that's valuable and that's good and that's real. And then you're gonna have people who are gonna say, 'Oh, y'know, like she just writes songs about her ex-boyfriends.'  And I think, frankly, that's a very sexist angle to take.""No one says that about Ed Sheeran. No one says it about Bruno Mars," Taylor points out. "They're all writing songs about their exes, their current girlfriend, their love life, and no one raises a red flag there."Taylor's correct. For example, Bruno's song "When I Was Your Man" is about his fears of losing his current girlfriend, while Ed's song "Don't" is about how his ex-girlfriend cheated on him, yet no one seems to criticize those artists for "only" writing about their relationships.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Meghan Trainor to Perform with Blake Shelton's Wife on CMA Awards


Epic RecordsMeghan Trainor may have topped the pop charts for the past six weeks, but she's a resident of Nashville, Tennessee and has written songs for country artists in the past. It's no wonder, then, that she's booked an appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards.Meghan will sing with country superstar Miranda Lambert, wife of Blake Shelton, on the telecast, which airs November 5 on ABC, live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.  They'll be performing "All About that Bass," Meghan's #1 hit.Ariana Grande will also appear on the show, performing with the country group Little Big Town.  Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley host the show, and other artists who'll be performing include Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Keith Urban and Blake.Meghan's debut album Title is available for pre-order starting tonight on iTunes.Follow --ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Justin Timberlake to Close 20/20 Experience Tour with Filmed Shows in Las Vegas


Dana Edelson/NBCJustin Timberlake plans to wrap up his epic 20/20 Experience World Tour in spectacular fashion, with two big shows in Las Vegas on January 1 and January 2, both of which will be captured on film.The shows at the MGM Grand Garden arena will be filmed and directed by Jonathan Demme, the filmmaker who brought us The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia and Married to the Mob, as well Stop Making Sense, the acclaimed music documentary about '80s music icons Talking Heads.Members of Justin's fan club, the Tennessee Kids, get first crack at tickets Tuesday at 10 a.m. PT.  Everyone else will be able to purchase tickets this Friday, October 24 starting at 10 a.m. PT.The 20/20 Experience tour has been going since November 6, 2013.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gavin DeGraw Initially Thought Releasing His New Best-Of Album Meant His Career


James Minchin III/RCA RecordsGavin DeGraw's been making records for more than ten years now, so it's not surprising that his record company approached him to put together a greatest hits compilation: Finest Hour: the Best of Gavin DeGraw arrives in stores Tuesday.  But Gavin says initially, he didn't like the idea, because he thought it meant his career was over.Gavin tells ABC News Radio, "It's so funny, you know, when it was proposed to me, the idea....'Uh, hey, how do you feel about a best-of record?' I said, 'Umm, isn't that for when you're done making albums at the end of your career?'"But he says they persuaded him that it was the right thing to do by spinning it in a different way."They said, 'You can perceive it that way, but the issue is: How do you feel about being able to sum up your career so far -- to give a new audience the opportunity to hear a collection of your music that you personally picked for them -- and also have the opportunity to put a few new songs on there that your current fan base can check out?'"  Gavin recalls his record label telling him. "So I said, 'You know what? Since you phrase it that way, I like the idea!' So I went for it."Finest Hour features three new songs, and Gavin says that while he's in the process of working on his next record, the album gives him the opportunity to give his fans something to tide them over."I thought it was a really good opportunity to get some new material out there, give me a little bit of time to write another new album as well and to introduce my music to people who haven't heard my music before," he tells ABC News Radio. "To give them an idea of the type of music that I make. So they can get a little bit of an idea so they can go, 'You know what? I like it!' or 'I don't like it. I don't like this guy!'"The disc features songs from every phrase of Gavin's career, from "I Don't Want to Be," "Follow Through" and "In Love with a Girl," to "Not Over You," "Soldier" and "Best I Ever Had."  Gavin says, "I look back now at this little chunk of material. I'm thinking, 'Wow, that's crazy. I remember the phone call I had that inspired that story, to go and write that song,' so there's certainly a tremendous amount of nostalgia there."But the nostalgia is tempered by the three new songs: the current single "Fire," the song "You Got Me," from the recent film Dolphin Tale 2, and "Not Our Fault," which Gavin co-wrote with none other than One Direction's Harry Styles.  Asked if he'd work with Harry again, Gavin tells ABC News Radio, "I definitely would. I think that Harry is really talented. You know, I was really impressed with him.""He's a greatly successful guy, and he's successful at a very young age, and I think that he's going to have other success beyond what is the standard pop success. I really do," adds Gavin. "I think he's good enough to sustain it."Now that the best-of is being released, Gavin says it makes him realize that his career isn't over at all: In fact, it's far from it."Honestly, I know it's called 'The Best Of,' it's a best-of album, but, I feel like I'm just getting started," he says. "It's all just really starting right now." Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Sheryl Crow Finds Buyer for $12 Million L.A. Compound


Interscope RecordsFor the past two years, Sheryl Crow has been singing "All I Wanna Do...is sell my multi-milliondollar compound in L.A."  Now, she finally has.AOL's Real Estate blog reports that the Grammy-winner initially listed the property in the Hollywood Hills for just under 16 million bucks back in 2012, but took it off the market in 2013 when no buyer could be found.  It came back on the market again this past April for the "bargain" price of $11,950,000 and now she's found a buyer.Why is the property so expensive?  Because it's made up of three houses that sit on 10 acres and total over 10,000 square feet.  Sheryl bought each home separately around 1998 and then combined them.  Together, the three homes have 11 bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, a library, wine cellar, chef's kitchen, music room and more.   The property also includes trails, a campsite, a playground and an infinity pool.According to AOL, Sheryl was also trying to sell another property in College Grove, Tennessee but that's now been taken off the market because it failed to find a buyer.  The singer's portfolio also includes an estate in Nashville, and a beachfront home in Florida.Follow --ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Taylor Swift Reveals First Song on "1989": "Welcome to New York"


Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift has revealed the first track on her new album. "The first song on 1989 is a song called 'Welcome to New York,'" she explained on Monday's Good Morning America.  "And I wanted to start the album with 'Welcome To New York' because New York has been an important landscape and location for the story of my life in the last couple of years," Taylor said.Written by Taylor and Ryan Tedder,"Welcome to New York" is available tonight at midnight exclusively on iTunes, but only if you've pre-ordered 1989.  "Welcome to New York" follows the release of the singles "Out of the Woods" and "Shake It Off." Taylor said the Big Apple definitely inspired the track. "I dreamt about moving to New York, I obsessed over moving to New York and then I did it," Taylor said. "The inspiration that I found in that city is kind of hard to describe and hard to compare to any other force of inspiration I’ve ever experienced in my life.""It’s like an electric city and I approached moving there with such wide-eyed optimism and sort of saw it as a place of endless potential and possibilities and you can kind of hear that reflected in this music and in this first song especially," she continued.1989 will be officially released October 27.Follow @ABCNewsRadio!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

Birthday Girl Katy Perry May Shame Betty Crocker Into Reinstating Her Favorite F


Capitol RecordsKaty Perry's turning 30 on October 25, but instead of pondering what reaching this milestone truly means to her life and career, she's preoccupied with making sure her birthday cake is perfect.  Luckily, the folks at Betty Crocker seem willing to reverse their product plan to make it happen."YO @BettyCrocker," Katy tweeted to the company on Saturday. "WHY WOULD U DISCONTINUE RAINBOW CHIP FROSTING? WHAT DA HECK AM I SUPPOSED 2 PUT ON MY FUNFETTI CAKE? HOW CAN I TURN 30 NOW?"It seems the company stopped making Katy's preferred rainbow chip frosting back in January, replacing it with rainbow sprinkle frosting instead.  This has sparked outrage among die-hard fans of the original frosting -- they even set up a Facebook page demanding its reinstatement.  Others started a petition calling for the frosting to come back on the market, while prices for cans of the sweet, creamy treat soared on eBay.Of course, Betty Crocker isn't about to ignore the wishes of a global pop superstar who had a hit with a song called "Birthday" and made a lyric video for the tune featuring nothing but cakes, candy, frosting, sprinkles and cupcakes."Katy! One more week! Bringing the RC Frosting back is definitely being explored," the company tweeted back to Katy, adding, "[Direct message] us. We'd like to send you a Bday gift!"Stay tuned: Betty Crocker has until Saturday to make Katy's birthday cake wishes come true.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Gwen Stefani Releases New Single, "Baby Don't Lie"


Interscope RecordsGwen Stefan released her new single, "Baby Don't Lie," late Sunday night.In the song, from her upcoming solo album, Gwen sings, “You love me good sometimes/But there’s something behind those eyes, those eyes/That you can’t disguise, disguise/Baby don’t, baby don’t, baby don’t lie/I don’t want to cry no longer/Baby don’t, baby don’t, baby don’t lie/I need a love that’s stronger.”A sneak peek at the video for the song will air on Monday night’s edition of NBC’s The Voice.The full video for “Baby Don’t Lie” will debut Tuesday on Vevo.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Jonathan Bennett Gets the Boot


ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Actor Jonathan Bennett and his professional partner, Allison Holker, were eliminated on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday.“That’s OK,” said Bennett, after learning the news.“Here’s the thing,&rdquo

Study 'Beyonce Feminism' and 'Rihanna Womanism' at University of Texas


Larry Busacca/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Beyonce’s band of feminism has been a source of debate recently, and now you can study how she and Rihanna are impacting the feminist movement, by taking a new course at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kylie Jenner and Rapper Tyga Seen Traveling Together in Europe


Timothy White/E!(NEW YORK) -- Kylie Jenner and rapper Tyga have been traveling all over Europe together, sources tell TMZ, but the pair still deny they're a couple.Eyewitnesses spotted the 17-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians star and Tyga, 24, at

Tori Spelling Hospitalized for Bronchitis and Possible Pneumonia


ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- Tori Spelling had a bit of a scare this past Saturday when she was rushed to Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Hospital for a severe cough attack, a source tells Us Weekly.The True Tori star was coughing so intensely she nearly

Nicholas Brendon Says He Mixed Medication with Alcohol Prior to Arrest


Paul Warner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon on Monday posted an apology on Facebook following his recent arrest in Boise, Idaho, stemming from a disturbance in a hotel lobby.The 43-year-old actor says he reg

Renee Zellweger Says 'It Would Be Fun' to Do "Bridget Jones's Diary" Sequel


Michael Buckner/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The woman behind the Bridget Jones series, author Helen Fielding, has already penned a third book that picks up on the life of our favorite British TV personality. Still, would Renee Zellweger, who portrayed Bridg

Shia LaBeouf Talks Religion, His Dad and His Latest Film "Fury"


Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) -- Shia LaBeouf discusses a number of topics, including his stormy relationship with his dad, finding religion after filming his new movie Fury, and his recent behavior, in the latest issue of Interview magazine.LaBeouf, who was co

Legendary Fashion Designer Oscar De La Renta Dies at 82


Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Legendary fashion designer Oscar De La Renta passed away on Monday at the age of 82.A family member confirmed De La Renta's passing to ABC News. The designer had been diagnosed with cancer in 2006. De L

Brad Pitt on 'Pecking Order at Home' with Dame Angelina Jolie


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Michael Bolton Finds New Fans in Starring in Commercials as Michael Bolton


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How Jake Gyllenhaal Lost 30 Pounds for Latest Movie "Nightcrawler"


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Taylor Swift Reveals First Song on 1989: "Welcome to New York"


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"American Idol" Contestant Joanne Borgella Dies at 32


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Julia Roberts Honored at "Pretty Woman" Hotel for Humanitarian Work


ABC/Rick Rowell(LOS ANGELES) -- Julia Roberts was back at the iconic Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles Friday night, where she famously filmed Pretty Woman 25 years ago.This time, however, the leading lady wasn't gracing the hotel to rendezvous with

Allison Williams Says Flying Lessons for "Peter Pan Live" Musical Are 'Fun' But


Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Allison Williams is well on her to flying into homes when she becomes Peter Pan for NBC's upcoming live musical production. Still, learning how to fly like a boy who never wants to grow up isn't easy.The Girls

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