Taylor Swift is splitting from Paula Erickson, her publicist of seven years, according to Billboard. Erickson's Nashville-based Erickson Public Relations has handled Swift's career since the latter's self-titled debut album in 2006. Erickson reportedly informed the singer's management team that she is resigning this month.
Jason Sudeikis has reportedly signed on to appear in the upcoming new film "Fletch Won." The film will be an extension of the mid-80s franchise starring Chevy Chase. Sudeikis will appear in the leading role as journalist I.M. Fletch. The film franchise is based on a novel series by Gregory McDonald. The first novel was published in 1974 and was followed by 11 more books in the series.
Todd Chrisley has shut down the persistent rumors that he has been living in the closet. Speaking with People the "Chrisley Knows Best" star said that he's at peace with the rumors but tells fans not to expect a coming out party. "There's no coming out. What you see is what you get. I am what I am. Other people's opinions of me are just not my business," Chrisley tells People.
Tool has shut down rumors that the band has completed a new album. Front man Maynard James Keenan said in a statement, noting that the rumor was born of a joke from band member Adams Jones. "Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band's new album was not only finished but coming out the next day."
Eric Church has released a new music video for his track "A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young." The new video picks up where his last video, "San Destino Rising: Movimiento De Una," left off. It finds a young woman visibly shaken after being given a second chance by an older woman who says, "This time, you're going to have to show me that there are no bounds and restrictions."
Jared Leto says he has already dinged up his newly won Oscar for his role in the film Dallas Buyers Club. The 30 Seconds to Mars rocker explained who happened to his golden trophy while speaking with the Huffington Post. "I was carrying it down the stairs and, boom, I hit it against the stairs, the railing, and I put a little nick in the back of it," said Leto.
Keith Urban has revealed the full date list for his upcoming 'Raise 'Em Up' tour. The run is set to kick off on July 12 in Calgary, Alberta and will cross the entire United States before wrapping up in Puyallup, Washington in September. The tour's name tips its hat to Urban's duet with Eric Church.
Mastodon is nearly ready to release its new album, which the band said may be its "catchiest" to date. Speaking with Soundwave TV, guitarist Bill Kelliher said he's excited for fans to hear the follow up to 2011's The Hunter. "I did a lot of writing on this one, and we worked really hard on keeping it simple," Kelliher said.
Arcade Fire rolled out a selection of the band's favorite cover tunes during a recent performance at Minneapolis' Target Center. During the show, the Montreal rockers offered up their take on tracks by Lady Gaga, Guns N' Roses and hometown hero Prince. Tipping their hat to the Purple One, Win Butler and company covered the 1981 hit "Controversy."
Kendrick Lamar makes a special guest appearance on the remix edition of Tame Impala's recent track "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards." The remix, dubbed simply "Backwards," appeared earlier this week on the official BeatsMusic Soundcloud page and the song is currently streaming via Pitchfork.
Madonna has confirmed her plans for a new collaboration with electronic artist Avicii. She broke news of the collab via Instagram over the weekend, sharing a photo in which she is seen cleaning her bathroom in a pair of fishnet stockings. The news comes shortly after Madge confirmed that she is, in fact, working on a new album.
Queens of the Stone Age rocker Dave Fertita says that working with Dave Grohl and Elton John may have been the saving grace for their most recent release Like Clockwork. Speaking with The Vine, Fertita says that bringing some new blood into the mix helped everything move along smoothly.
Timbaland has released a previously unheard collaboration with Michael Jackson as part of his "Timbaland Thursday" series. The MC's beats are featured prominently on the track, titled "Slave to the Rhythm," which also features never before heard vocals from MJ. The news comes at a busy time for Tim, who last fall said that his next studio album will be titled Textbook Timbo.
Lady Gaga has been confirmed to give the keynote address at the ongoing South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. The Monster mother will hit the stage at the city's legendary Stubb's BBQ venue and will give her speech at 11 a.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Austin-Downtown.
Bruce Springsteen recently offered up his rendition of Lorde's breakout smash single "Royals" and the Kiwi teen says it was an emotional moment. Speaking with Rolling Stone, Lorde says that she first became aware of the cover via Twitter. "My Twitter went mental. Everyone in New Zealand was like 'You can't believe what just happened!'," the 17-year-old singer told News.com.au.