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Vanderbilt Rape Trial Jurors Say Video Evidence Decided Their Guilty Verdict


ABC News(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Three jurors from the Vanderbilt University rape trial said the evidence that played the biggest role in deciding a guilty verdict was video that prosecutors claimed proved four former Vanderbilt football players sexuall

Jockey Accused of Zapping Horse Near Finish Line


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) — Jockey Roman Chapa is facing a felony charge of unlawful influence on racing based largely on a photograph taken during a race earlier this month.When Chapa won the Jan. 17 race riding Quiet Acceleration at th

Niagara Falls Climber Will Gadd Recounts Scaling 'Blue Icicle'


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Several people have survived plunges over Niagara Falls, but no one before Will Gadd has ever tried going in the opposite direction.The professional climber, 47, scaled a frozen section of the waterfall Tuesday, clingin

FDNY Rescues Boy Trapped on Ice in Bronx River


Viktor AA!p/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Firefighters from the Fire Department of New York rescued a boy who was trapped on an ice floe in the Bronx River on Thursday.According to ABC's New York affiliate WABC-TV, the rescue occurred at about 4:30 p.m.

Dartmouth College to Ban Hard Alcohol from Campus


ArtPhaneuf/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(HANOVER, N.H.) -- Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon announced a plan to address "high-risk behavior on campus" and "create a safe and inclusive environment" on Thursday, most notably looking to "lead nationally

Eric Frein Pleads Not Guilty to September Police Shooting


Harry Fisher/Allentown Morning Call/TNS via Getty Images(MILFORD, Pa.) -- Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second before prompting a large-scale manhunt in September 2014, pleaded not guilty to charges inc

Former DC-Area Taxi Driver Added to Most-Wanted Terrorist List


FBI(WASHINGTON) -- He grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and for a time made his living driving a taxi in the area.But on Thursday, Liban Haji Mohamed was added to the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorists” list, and a $50,000 reward wa

Home Surveillance Video Shows Aaron Hernandez Carrying 'Gun' After Killing


Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Prosecutors Thursday unveiled video from Aaron Hernandez's own home surveillance system during opening arguments at his murder trial to help support their claim that the former New Englan

Delta Plane Makes Unscheduled Landing After Pilot Locked Out of Cockpit


File photo. Photo by Barry Williams/Getty Images(LAS VEGAS) --  A Delta Air Lines flight heading from Minneapolis to Las Vegas was forced to make an unscheduled landing Thursday, airport officials said.The call about Flight 1651 came in around 12:10

Aaron Hernandez Prosecutor: Records 'Show the Path' to Murder


Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- The murder of Odin Lloyd began with a text message, prosecutors said Thursday at former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's murder trial in Bristol County, Massachusetts, as th

Small Plane Lands on NJ Highway


File photo. (VStock/Thinkstock)(WEST MILFORD, N.J.) -- A small plane has landed on a highway in New Jersey, according to ABC News' affiliate WABC-TV.The plane landed intact on Route 23 in West Milford on Thursday, WABC reported.Andrew May told WABC he was

UVA Sorority Members Outraged over Frat Party Ban


LanceKing/iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- Sorority members at the University of Virginia have been ordered by their national chapters to avoid all fraternity events this weekend and stay in their homes during those functions, sparking outrage a

Clipper System to Bring More Snow to Northeast


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As millions are still digging out from a record-breaking blizzard that slammed New England this week, a clipper system is moving through the Ohio Valley and Northeast on Thursday and Friday. Overnight, the clipper dumped snow and ice

Pilot Describes 'Hardest Part' of Parachuting Down to Ocean


US Coast Guard(NEW YORK) -- With a parachute over his head, a life-vest around his neck and his plane hurtling towards the Pacific Ocean, pilot Lue Morton paused not to pray but to take a selfie with his GoPro camera.“It was kind of funny,” Mo

Super Bowl Security: Law Enforcement Deploying the Latest Tech


NFL Media(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — The Super Bowl is supposed to be about fun and games, but law enforcement is planning for every possible security scenario.High-tech scanners are being used to search every item entering the University of Phoenix Stadium

Katy Perry Talks Relationships, Taylor Swift "Feud" & More in "Billboard" Super


Miller Mobley for BillboardOn the eve of her Super Bowl halftime performance, Katy Perry graces the cover of the new issue of Billboard magazine.  Inside, she talks about the Super Bowl gig, as well as her alleged "feud" with Taylor Swift and the status of her love life.There have been plenty of rumors that Katy would use her Super Bowl set to "get back" or "diss" Taylor, following Taylor's comments to Rolling Stone about a certain female star who tried to "sabotage [my] entire arena tour."  Many assumed Taylor was talking about Katy, and their assumptions seemed to be confirmed when, the next day, Katy tweeted the Mean Girls reference, "Watch out for the Regina George in sheep's clothing."  Speaking to Billboard now, though, Katy doesn't offer any more clues, but will only say, "If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it."As for her current romantic status, Katy is thought to have rekindled her relationship with John Mayer, whom she's dated on and off since 2012.  According to Billboard, Katy wasn't happy with the question.  She tells the magazine, "What I will say is that to have any relationship at this level you have to just be protective and figure out how to navigate it. There is no handbook."  She adds, "In all my relationships, I've learned how I have to be more careful and that it's not up for public consumption."But enough about that -- what about the Super Bowl?  Katy says unlike many artists who use a halftime performance to set up a tour or album release, "There isn't any selling point going up the day after. I'm just selling my music to the broadest, widest audience ever." The magazine has details of what Katy has been doing to prepare for Sunday night's performance.  One of those things is wearing the same exact outfit every day: a black Adidas track suit with white stripes and matching slippers.  She explains, "I'm just not playing the picture game. If I wear the same thing every day, the pictures don't sell."Regarding her performance, Katy adds, "I want the show to be quintessential Katy. It's like the exclamation point on the whole last cycle. This is the cherry on top of everything I've already done."You can read the entire interview over at Billboard.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Taylor Swift Gushes About Sam Smith to "Rolling Stone": "I Had This Feeling We'l


Christopher Polk/AMA2014/Getty Images for DCPSam Smith graces the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, but the publication also contacted his pal Taylor Swift to get her thoughts on why he and his music have taken the world by storm.  She knows what she's talking about, because she realized a year ago that he was a potential superstar.As Taylor explains to Rolling Stone, she tapped Sam to open for her on her RED tour in London after hearing his song "Money on My Mind."  "[The] hook sounded nothing like anything else I'd heard," she tells the magazine. "I learned that he was a brand-new artist who hadn't even been launched in the U.S. yet, but I felt this strange inclination to introduce my fans to him out at the O2 [Arena]. When I love something immediately, they usually react the same way."She says of his performance, "The effortlessness of Sam's singing is what absolutely took our breath away. And that night, he had the same effect on the crowd. They weren't necessarily screaming for him because he was famous or recognizable to them....They were screaming for Sam because all 20,000 of them were realizing at the same time that they would remember seeing Sam Smith sing early on in his career for the rest of their lives. I know I will."Taylor thinks Sam's music is connecting because "there's something very pure and direct about the way [he] lives his life," she explains. "And he's very transparent in his portrayal of his image. People just want someone real to listen to, and the vulnerability Sam is willing to project comes off as bravery because it's authentic."She says her favorite Sam Smith moment, which really cemented their friendship, came during the American Music Awards this past November."We were front row watching watching Ariana Grande, loving her performance," she recalls. "At the end...she did some dance move that was so sexy and so cool, and at the same time, Sam and I both screamed out 'YAS B***H YAS!!'" and then looked at each other and died laughing. I had this feeling that we'll be friends for life."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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Shakira and Partner Welcome Second Son, Sasha


worldbabyshower.org/Jaume de la IguanaShakira is a mother for the second time.  The singer confirmed on her website that she and her partner, soccer star Gerard Piqué, have welcomed their second child, a boy."We are happy to announce the birth of Sasha Piqué Mebarak, son of Shakira Mebarak and Gerard Piqué, born January 29 at 9:54pm, in Barcelona," reads the message on Shakira's website. "The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian descent and means 'defender of mankind' and 'warrior.' The hospital confirmed that both mother and child are in excellent health."Sasha joins big brother Milan, who was born in January of 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Idina Menzel Doesn't Mind You Betting on Her Super Bowl Anthem Performance


Rob Carr/Getty ImagesIdina Menzel knows that in addition to betting on who wins Sunday's Super Bowl, people are also placing fun bets -- so-called "prop bets" -- on things like how long it'll take her to sing the national anthem or if she'll forget the words.  And she's fine with that -- in fact, she's willing to help folks win their bets if she possibly can."Oh, I love it. If they’re talking about me at the Super Bowl, I like it!" Idina tells ABC News Radio when asked about how she feels about prop bets. "I can’t help them though because I haven’t timed it yet!  But I’ve been promising some people, if they let me know, I can maybe, like, glance up at the clock and then hold the vibrato a little longer and try to work it out!"While Idina has performed the national anthem before, this is her first time doing it at the Super Bowl, so, is she nervous?  The "Let It Go" singer says yes, but that's normal.  "I get nervous whenever I perform," she tells ABC News Radio. "I think it’s just something, as a live performer, you get used to, and you try to rein it in and learn how to work with it, and that’s just what we do."But that doesn't mean that Idina doesn't realize the enormity of taking on a role that everyone from Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and Beyonce has taken on over the years.  She says one Super Bowl anthem performance made a particular impression on her."Ever since I saw Whitney Houston do it at the Super Bowl, I would emulate her as a singer, and she was a huge idol of mine," Idina recalls. "And...y'know, everyone under the sun has done the song...I can’t do it better than she did it. So I've just got to bring my own thing to it. I’m just trying to you know, connect with people."In addition to connecting, Idina says she really is going to make an effort to remember the meaning of the national anthem and what it represents."You start to forget that kind of stuff when you get lost in this kind of moment and swept away," she tells ABC News Radio.  "And it’s really a beautiful song, amazing melody. And so, I’m gonna kind of sing it for our troops and people like that overseas and remember what it’s really about."Idina's anthem, of course, will serve as a warm-up for the main course, entertainment-wise, on Sunday: Katy Perry's halftime show.  So what would she say to Katy Perry about her performance?  Turns out Idina -- who's currently single -- is a bit more interested in Katy's special guest than Katy herself."I’d say, 'How’s it feel to stand on stage with Lenny Kravitz?' is what I would say!" laughs Idina. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Katy Perry Says Playing Super Bowl Will Be a "Spiritual Experience" for Her, Rev


Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe only religious experience most people have at football games is when they pray that their team will win.  But Katy Perry says the prospect of sharing her music with millions during the Super Bowl halftime show this Sunday is so profound, it borders on the spiritual.At a Thursday press conference, Katy revealed two of the songs she'll be performing -- her hits "Roar" and "Firework" -- and said that singing them for people who may not be familiar with them is a great opportunity.  "I just have heard so many stories along the way of those songs helping people and how they have adopted them as their inspiration," she told reporters. "And I think in some ways, I'll be performing maybe for the first time for some of these people. This might be the first time people see me ever performing, and I get to play these songs. And to me, they're very uplifting. So I just feel like in some ways it's a spiritual experience for me, a little bit."In planning her Super Bowl show, Katy took inspiration from two huge female stars who've performed during halftime over the past few years."When I look back at the different performers that I admire -- like Beyonce, of course, who brings that incredible strength and sass and flips her hair like nobody else can, and Madonna, who brought some incredible graphic design and choreography...I kind of wanted to do a combination of both," she told reporters.  "But I think what I bring is just some light-heartedness."Katy noted that she didn't have to kill herself to get in shape for her big performance on Sunday because the show is coming right in the middle of her Prismatic world tour, which she's already more than 100 shows deep into.  "I think this opportunity is coming at such an incredible time for me because I'm already in a routine of, like, prepping every day and being show-ready," she told reporters.However, she points out that her halftime show isn't just a retread of her concert: it's something completely new."I made a whole different show for this particular halftime show. So we've spent many a months on curating such a wonderful show," she explained.Katy tells Billboard that she prepared for her performance by seeking advice from last year's halftime performer: Bruno Mars.  She shared with the publication a text that she sent to Bruno.  It reads: "Hello, exclusive Super Bowl club member! I was wondering if you are in L.A. at all this month and would have tea with a sister who is about to throw up with nervousness re: [football emoji]."The text continued, "I've heard about your process through our managers, but am wondering if you had more insight on important things like, spray tan the night before or three nights before? [Joke], or maybe not!"  No word on what he replied.Katy will take the Super Bowl stage Sunday night on NBC, along with Lenny Kravitz and a surprise female performer, who she described as a "throwback."After her Super Bowl performance, Katy will resume her Prismatic World Tour with a series of concerts in Europe, beginning mid-February. She's also just announced new dates for Asia, including a stop in Tokyo on April 25 and 26. Check out KatyPerry.com/Events for her complete itinerary.Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Backstreet Boys' New Documentary Shows the Guys at Their "Most Vulnerable"


Francesca FoleyThe Backstreet Boys give fans a behind-the-scenes look at their band in a new documentary, out Friday in theaters and on video-on-demand platforms.Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson were filmed over two years for Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, opening up their personal and professional lives for the cameras. A.J. told ABC News Radio at the movie's Hollywood premiere Thursday night, "You'll learn a lot of stuff, and you'll see us in our most vulnerable, ever."The band was met at the premiere by screaming fans, which Brian said is still a "good feeling" after two decades as a Backstreet Boy. He explained, "It's good, a blessing to do what we do every day and love it and be passionate about it."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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

"American Idol" Recap: Four Teens Head to Hollywood


FOXAmerican Idol's auditions concluded Thursday night with tryouts in San Francisco. Seven contestants, including four teenagers, advanced to the next round of the competition on Thursday's show, bringing the total number of contestants going to Hollywood to over 200.Back behind the judges' table were Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr.During the show, host Ryan Seacrest once again gave Idol fans a chance to decide via an online poll if a contestant would advance or be sent home. This week, they voted to send a contestant named Sophia home.Here are the highlights of Thursday's one-hour episode:Adanna Duru, 17, kicked things off by declaring that singing was her life. She belted out Lady Gaga’s “You and I.” Jennifer called her the “full package.” Harry enjoyed the performance, but advised her when learning songs to “look at every line and think about what every single lyric means.” Keith noted she hit every great part of her voice. Duru was handed a ticket to Hollywood and a shot in the next round.Christopher Michael, 26, wasn’t as successful. His performance of an original song was “passionate,” according to Keith, but that was it. He voted “no.” It was another “no” from Harry, who admitted Christopher fired him up, but the music wasn’t there. Jennifer agreed with her fellow judges and added the final “no” that sent Christopher home.Twenty-year-old Malibu, California, native Hunter Larsen performed Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life," and drew positive responses from the panel. Jennifer thought Hunter was “really interesting,” noting she had a great voice with a “gritty tone to it that makes it really unusual.” Keith liked Hunter immediately, as did Harry. She received three “yeses” from the judges and was on her way to Hollywood.Fifteen-year-old Portland, Oregon, native Daniel Seavey is a multi-instrumentalist who performed Leonard Cohen's “Hallelujah,” on the piano and Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” on the guitar. Jennifer said she sensed Daniel was nervous, but acknowledged he had a good voice. J-Lo said she felt the performance wasn’t complete. Harry agreed that Daniel needed a little more time to mature and voted “no.” Keith echoed Jennifer and Harry’s sentiments, but thought he deserved one more chance and voted “yes.” Lopez, who thought Daniel was “talented and adorable,” was on the fence and had the deciding vote. Her decision was revealed after a commercial break when Daniel was seen running out of the audition room waving a golden ticket to Hollywood.Rocky Peter, a 27-year-old native of Nigeria who grew up poor and begging for food with his brother, thanked the panel for the chance to audition. He sang an original song called, “Wrong Places.” J-Lo noted she could hear both beauty and pain in his voice. She voted “yes” to let him advance. Keith wasn’t sure Rocky's voice was “compatible” with Idol, but still voted “yes.” Harry said he loved the song as much as Rocky's voice, and also voted to send him to Hollywood.Jaq Mackenzie is “15-and-a-half-years-old.” After she sang an original song, all three judges were on the fence about sending her on to the next round. Jennifer thought Jaq had the makings of a great artist and sang well in her style, but didn’t know if she was ready to handle all the other styles she’d be required to tackle during the competition. Harry was also pleased with the performance, but wondered if the added pressure she’d face in the next round would help or hurt her. Keith loved her artistry, but agreed the choice was difficult. All three judges ultimately agreed they wanted to see Jaq Mackenzie at least one more time in Hollywood.Florida native Tyanna Jones, 16, is one of 11 children and no stranger to hard times. Her family struggled to make ends meet and was homeless for a while. Jones blew the judges away with her version of Little Mix’s “Wings.” Jennifer declared the singer was “very talented” and voted “yes.” Harry went even further, calling the teen “extremely talented” and “a special young lady.” He also voted “yes.” Jones even managed to give Keith the answer he was looking for when he asked what parts of her voice needed work and she replied it was her pitch. Keith pointed out that Jones tends to be a little sharp at times and her response was his confirmation that she knew the challenges she faced moving forward. She got a “yes” vote from him and was on her way to Hollywood.The American Idol Hollywood Rounds begin next Wednesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Fox.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Fun.'s Nate Ruess Featured on Beach Boy Brian Wilson's New Album


Monty Brinton/CBSFun.’s Nate Ruess collaborated with Pink on the song "Just Give Me a Reason" in 2013, and it became a massive number-one hit. Now, the indie pop group’s lead vocalist has teamed up with a legendary rock-and-roll hall of famer.The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson personally invited Nate to record with him on his latest album, No Pier Pressure, which drops April 7. He's featured on a track called “Saturday Night.” Brian told Rolling Stone last year that Nate “sounds a little like my brother Carl.” Carl Wilson was one of the founding members of The Beach Boys.  He died of cancer in 1998.In addition to the song with Nate, No Pier Pressure album also features contributions from Brian’s former Beach Boys band mates, country singer and Katy Perry pal Kacey Musgraves, actress Zooey Deschanel, and Sebu Simonian of “Safe & Sound” duo Capital Cities.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.  

Billy Joel Announces New Concert Dates, Including 24th Straight Show at MSG


Library of CongressBilly Joel has announced a bunch of new concert dates for 2015.The Piano Man will make his return to Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on July 16, becoming the first artist to perform at the ballpark two consecutive years. And on July 25, Billy will play at the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. It’ll be his first show in Baltimore in nearly four decades.He also has a slew of new dates lined up through the fall. On September 16, he’ll be playing at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. On November 6, he’ll perform at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, and on December 5, he’ll do a show at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.Additionally, Billy will be playing his record-breaking 24th show of his long-term residency at Madison Square Garden on December 17.Tickets for all these new dates go on sale to the public on Friday, February 6 at 10 a.m.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Katy Perry Teases Lions, Sharks, Surprise Female Guest for Halftime Show, Wants


Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesKaty Perry's Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday will feature wild animals, plenty of costume changes and a surprise female guest, she told reporters at a press conference on Thursday in Phoenix.  She also hopes to leave 'em smiling when she's done."I think I'm gonna play on my strengths, which I think are humor, incredible joy...I think my songs are anthemic," Katy told reporters. "And I just hope at the end of the day that over 100 million people are all smiling in unison. And if you can imagine that happening, I think there's going to be an incredible energy that goes across the world.""I think I'm probably the only person in Super Bowl halftime history that will ever bring both a lion and sharks to the show," she added.  Katy teased that her opening costume will be "flaming hot," but denied that it'll be a retread of her Halloween costume, which featured her dressed like a Flamin' Hot Cheeto.  "I did that already," she joked.Katy's entrance and exit will be something "never done before," she said, and she also revealed that two of the songs she'll be singing are "Roar" and "Firework."As for her guest, Lenny Kravitz, Katy said, "We've worked up something incredibly soulful. Of course he brings the soul and I think he's just going to make the night even sexier."  Then, she quickly added, "An appropriate sexiness, everyone!"  But the singer also revealed that a second surprise guest would be joining her."I thought long and hard about it, and wanted to kind of bring someone back, like a throwback of sorts, that definitely needed some more shine," she told reporters. "All I can say is that it will be a real female fun night. When this person enters the stage and when you hear the first ring of the chord I think jaws will drop and faces will melt."  Place your bets on who it's going to be starting now.And speaking of betting, Katy says she doesn't believe in gambling, but is thrilled that there are prop bets out there regarding what she's going to wear, and what her hair will look like. "I've never been betted on as far as what my hair color is going to be," she laughed. "I feel like, 'Wow, nobody's ever really invested in me this much. This is exciting!'"Katy also admitted she's rooting for the Seahawks, but when asked if she had her eye on any particular player romantically, she repeated Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's now famous line: "I'm just here so I don't get fined."Idina Menzel, who's singing the national anthem on Sunday, is also rooting for the Seahawks, because as a New Yorker, she says she just can't bring herself to root for the Patriots.  She named Whitney Houston as her favorite past Super Bowl anthem singer, and said it's important for her to get across the meaning of the anthem when she sings it.  "It's actually a very poignant song and I'm proud to be singing about my country," said the Tony-winning "Let It Go" vocalist.The Super Bowl airs this Sunday night on NBC.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Kelly Clarkson Reveals Partial Lyrics & Song Titles from New Album, "Piece by Pi


Jill Greenberg/RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson is revealing details of her new album Piece by Piece, well, piece by piece. In her latest gift to fans, she shares some lyrics and song titles from the album’s track listing.“Each of these lyrics relates to an experience in my life, and I hope that some of these may trigger memories or reactions for y'all as well,” Kelly writes in a note to fans. “If it does, I would love to hear about it and why that lyric connected with you. I'll be checking in and reading your stories, and I might even reach out to you personally to hear more!”One of the songs, called “Invincible,” seems to be in the same empowering vein as her hit “Stronger.” The lyrics read: “Now I am invincible/No I ain’t a scared little girl no more/ Yeah I am invincible/What was I running for/I was hiding from the world/I was so afraid I felt so unsure/Now I am invincible and I’m a perfect storm.”The title track, “Piece by Piece,” includes the lyrics, “Piece by piece I fell far from the tree/I will never leave her like you left me/And she will never have to wonder her worth because unlike you I’m gonna put her first.”And in another song called “War Paint,” the lyrics state: “We could be beautiful without our war paint, our war paint/And we could have it all once we let our walls break, our walls break.”In total, Kelly reveals partial lyrics and titles for eight tracks, not counting the previously announced single “Heartbeat Song.”  You can view them all, and share your comments, by going to PiecebyPiece.KellyClarkson.com.Piece by Piece hits stores March 3. Kelly released a lyric video for “Heartbeat Song” on Monday.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lady Gaga, John Legend & More Join Lineup for Grammy Salute to Stevie Wonder


Jeffrey R. Staab/CBSThe lineup for upcoming special Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life -- An All-Star GRAMMY Salute continues to expand.Lady Gaga, John Legend and Ariana Grande, as well as country stars The Band Perry, are the latest additions to the bill, which already includes Ed Sheeran and Usher.  As previously reported, the special will pay tribute to Stevie Wonder by featuring current acts performing songs from his legendary catalog.  Wonder is the only artist ever to win Album of the Year at the Grammys three out of four consecutive years.The show will be recorded February 10 in L.A. and air February 16 on CBS at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  LL Cool J, who is also hosting the Grammy Awards, will host the Grammy salute as well.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. 

Adam Lambert Marks Birthday with New Album Announcement


Photo: Neal PrestonThursday is Adam Lambert's 32nd birthday, and he marked the occasion by announcing a few details of his long-awaited new album.Earlier this month, Adam told Billboard that he'd signed a new record deal and was working with super-producers Max Martin and Shellback on a project, due in early summer.  Now, he writes on Twitter, "Thrilled to announce the title of my upcoming album: THE ORIGINAL HIGH." Adam adds, "The Original High is executive produced by Max Martin and Shellback with 1st single out in April."Lambert told Billboard, "The album feels like a new era for me -- emotionally, lyrically, sonically. It feels fresh, it feels new. It's still me. It's still stuff that fans know and love but it's a new chapter 100 percent."Adam's most recent album was 2012's Trespassing.  Lately, he's been keeping busy serving as the lead singer of the legendary rock band Queen. 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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Katy Perry to Use Super Bowl Halftime Show to Sell Limited-Edition Products Onli


Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsKaty Perry is going to turn her Super Bowl halftime performance into a unique shopping experience for her fans.According toVariety, Katy is partnering with her record company and Pepsi, the halftime show sponsor, to sell exclusive Katy Perry items to her fans.  The items will be revealed via social media and various websites during her live performance on Sunday, including Twitter, YouTube, Shazam and Internet-TV devices by Samsung, Roku and LG Electronics.  Visa will be the exclusive payment method for the limited-edition products.How will it work?  For example, the videos on Katy's Vevo channel will be enabled for click-to-buy.  If you Shazam music from the halftime show, you'll be offered the chance to purchase the products.  On Twitter, you can use the "Buy Now" feature, and on the streaming devices, you can use your remote control to shop via the ShopTV app.According to Variety, this stunt will reach more than 20 million consumers, and the products will be available through Tuesday, February 3 at 5 p.m. PT.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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lorde Says Awards Show Outfits "Too Good" to Never Wear Again


Douglas Gorenstein/NBCWhile most stars wouldn't be caught dead wearing the same red carpet outfit more than once, Lorde is not above doubling up.  The Grammy-winning "Royals" singer posted a photo to Instagram Wednesday which shows her repurposing the crop top she wore to the Golden Globes.“All into reusing parts of past award show outfits (this is my golden globes top) cause they're CUSTOM MADE and too good to just hang up and never wear again u feel!” she wrote.In the new, more casual look, Lorde paired the Narciso Rodriguez top with Karen Walker high-waisted jeans and white Stan Smith sneakers. At the Globes, she went for a tailored look, wearing the black top underneath an oversized blazer with black pants.Lorde attended the Golden Globes because she was nominated for "Yellow Flicker Beat," the song she wrote for The Hunger Games -- Mockingjay Part 1.  She lost to "Glory," the song John Legend co-wrote and performed for the movie Selma. A photo posted by Lorde (@lordemusic) on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:59pm PST  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 © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Deflate-Gate: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Take Responsibility, Defend Patriots


Jimmy Kimmel Live/YouTube(LOS ANGELES) — The "deflate-gate" mystery has finally been solved.A bevy of celebrity Bostonians -- including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Steven Tyler, John Krasinski and Chris Evans -- appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday,

"Project Almanac," "Black or White," "The Loft" Open Friday


"Project Almanac" - Paramount(NEW YORK) — Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:Project Almanac -- Teens discover a time machine that causes some serious problems for them and the rest of the world. Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D'El

Marion 'Suge' Knight Arrested for Murder in Deadly Crash


David Becker/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) —  Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was arrested and booked for murder Friday and held on $2 million bail over a fatal crash Thursday in Compton, California, authorities said.Knight's attorney said he was behin

Movie Review: "Black or White" (Rated PG-13)


"Black or White" - Relativity(NEW YORK) — Inspired by actual events, Black or White stars Kevin Costner as wealthy lawyer Elliot Anderson. When we first meet him, he’s waiting in a hospital, alone, having just found out his wife was killed in

Movie Review: "Project Almanac" (Rated PG-13)


Photo credit: Guy D'Alema/ (c) Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. (NEW YORK) -- Project Almanac.  Great -- another “found footage” movie.  Did we really need another one of these?Mind you, I love any premise that involves time

Marion 'Suge' Knight Involved in Crash That Killed Friend, Says His Attorney


Photo by Michael Bezjian/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was behind the wheel in a fatal crash in Compton, California, on Thursday, according to his attorney.Knight claimed he was attacked by two people and while driving away, he

Super Bowl: Katy Perry Talks Halftime Show, Jokes About 'Deflate-Gate'


Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Katy Perry's Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday will feature wild animals, plenty of costume changes and a surprise female guest, she told reporters at a press conference on Thursday in Phoenix. She also

Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt Welcome a Son


Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- It's a boy for Stanley Tucci!The Hunger Games star and his wife, literary agent Felicity Blunt, welcomed a son on Jan. 25, his rep told ABC News.Matteo Oliver Tucci, the couple's first child together, was born i

Gwyneth Paltrow's Mother Praises Her and Chris Martin for 'Making It Work'


Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin have earned her mother's approval for how they are handling their split."They are so smart...both incredibly brilliant. They're making it work, they're great friends and the kids a

Dan Aykroyd 'Delighted' to Pass "Ghostbusters" Torch to Female Cast


Mathis Wienand/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The cast of the all-female Ghostbusters movie has received the seal of approval from Dan Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the first two movies in the series.It was announced Tuesday that Melissa McCarthy, Kr

Kevin Costner Admits He Used "That Word" When Talking About Black People


The Steve Harvey Show(CHICAGO) -- In Kevin Costner's new film, Black or White, he portrays a wealthy white man who suddenly has to raise his mixed-race granddaughter by himself after his wife dies. Elliot subsequently becomes involved in a somewha

Report: Bruce Jenner Filming a Docuseries Detailing His 'Life Changes'


Bauer-Griffin/GC Images(LOS ANGELES) — Bruce Jenner has been filming a docuseries about his "life changes" that will air on TV, TMZ reports.The gossip website says the footage was shot over the last few months and chronicles what Jenner's stepdaught

Lindsay Lohan's Community Service Credits Questioned at Hearing


ABC News(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Are meet-and-greets with fans a form of community service? Lindsay Lohan probably hopes so.A hearing regarding the actress' sentence in her reckless driving case was held in Santa Monica, California, Wednesday. Prose

"Parenthood" Ends Six-Season Run Thursday Night


Colleen Hayes/NBC(NEW YORK) — After six seasons, the NBC drama Parenthood signs off on Thursday night.Parenthood, which was inspired by the movie of the same name, has followed the Braverman family, including single mom Sarah Braverman, played by La

"Scandal" and "How To Get Away with Murder" Return Thursday, Stars Dish on What


ABC/Lou Rocco(NEW YORK) — Gladiators, get ready because Scandal is back Thursday. The last time we saw Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, she was just kidnapped from her Washington, D.C. apartment.Guillermo Diaz, who portrays Huck on the hit A

Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud"