Trisha Yearwood, country superstar and host of Trisha's Southern Kitchen on Food Network, says she was a late comer to the cooking arts. Speaking with USA Weekend, cooking was a way for her to cure her homesickness. "It wasn't until I was 20 and moved to Nashville that I started to cook though. I was homesick and missed Mama's cooking . . ."
Stevie Wonder has spoken out about what he thinks about the pandemonium in Ferguson, Missouri. The legendary singer received one of the 18 Presidential Medal of Freedom honors on Monday from Barack Obama. After the ceremony of Wonder spoke to reporters on various topics, which included, the happenings going on in Ferguson.
Megadeth are now in the market for a new drummer and guitar player after the departures of Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick. The former announced that his days with the group are over in a statement, saying, "After 10 years, I have decided to quit Megadeth to pursue my own musical interests. I want to thank Dave Mustaine and the entire Megadeth family . . ."
The digital EP version of the Platinum Edition of Beyonce's self-titled album looks to land among the top spots on Billboard's 200 next week after moving 60,000 to 65,000 units in its first available week. According to That Grape Juice, it's not certain whether the EP sales will count toward the sales total of the original release.
Randy Houser surprised a veteran, Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Solso, with a year's worth of free groceries backstage of his Baltimore concert on Saturday night. "As a regional supermarket chain that operates in a market where many military bases are located, one of Giant's core pillars of community outreach involves supporting our service members and their families. . ."
Rihanna teased new music on Instagram, posting a clip of a new song that is likely to feature on her first album since 2012's Unapologetic. She added the caption, "phuckin roun in da studio." According to Cosmopolitan, the brief snippet sounds promising: "There are even some tubular bells in the background; it's a bit dark and edgy electronic and all very exciting!"
Billy Joel shared the stage with both Sting and John Mellencamp during a recent performance of his Madison Square Garden residency in New York City. JamBase reports that Joel performed songs "All for Leyna," "Vienna" and "Summer Highland Falls" during the performance before being joined by Sting for a version of "Big Man on Mulberry Street" from 1986's The Bridge.
Jennifer Hudson took to the stage for the season 19 finale of Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, November 25. The soul singer performed "Go All Night" alongside the electronic duo Gorgon City for the live studio audience. Post #DWTSFinale with @GorgonCity ! So much fun !" Jennifer wrote on her Instagram account after.
In a recent interview on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Lorde spoke on her blossoming friendship with Taylor Swift. "She sent me some flowers, which was so nice. She just sent them to my house and said like, 'Congratulations on everything,'" she began. "I was like, 'God! I need to know more!' We actually met up here in New York. We had Shake Shack."
Miley Cyrus is not pregnant, says her rep. The pop star, currently linked to Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of the former Governator, was said to be expecting a child with her new beau by Life & Style magazine. A supposed insider told the mag that Miley had taken two pregnancy tests and was "convinced she's in the early stages of pregnancy."
In an interview with the UK's Telegraph Bette Midler lashed out at Ariana Grande for her use of sex appeal: "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop."
Prince has deleted his Facebook and Twitter accounts and pulled all of his music from YouTube. The Prince Vevo account now only has three clips: the "Breakfast Can Wait" video, a behind-the-scenes piece on "Breakfast Can Wait," and a short interview. Prince had never been very active on Facebook, promoting a question and answer session during which he only answered one question.
Miranda Lambert has unveiled a no-kill animal shelter called Redemption Ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The five acre shelter held its grand opening event on Saturday, November 22. According to Rolling Stone, the Ranch features roomy dog kennels, new fencing, and Airstream office, and an intensive care unit. It was renovated with the help of Pedigree, and has a 50 dog capacity.
Peter Gabriel debuted a new song, "What Lies Ahead," during a concert in Torino, Italy. According to Radio.com, the tune is a reflective, melancholy one: "The somber, piano-based track has him lamenting about life. Sitting alongside of him was a cello player whose contributions added to the haunting ambiance of the song."
Steven Tyler is among the many international stars to perform at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Concert on December 11 in the Oslo Spektrum arena. "I am excited to bring rock 'n' roll to this incredible night, honoring some of the world's most courageous activists," Tyler said in a statement. Also featured on stage will be Queen Latifah.