Katy Perry has topped the list of nominees for this year's MTV European Music Awards with seven nods in total. Ariana Grande came in second with six nods, while Pharrell Williams and 5 Seconds of Summer each had five. The 29-year-old "Last Friday Night" singer is up for Best U.S. Act, Best Song and Best Video for "Dark Horse" featuring Juicy J, among others.
Conan O'Brien is taking it upon himself to honor the late George Harrison by announcing the upcoming George Harrison Week. The week long celebration, which kicks off on September 22, will feature a different musician each night of the week taking to the stage on Conan to perform a different song from Harrison's catalog.
The stars will be out at the 2014 CMA Awards show, as Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban are among those who have been announced to perform. People reports that the trio of hitmakers will join the previously announced Luke Bryan on stage at the awards show.
A number of musicians took to the stage to celebrate the life and times of the Ramones. Four decades and one month after the Ramones fateful debut gig in New York City's Bowery, a parade of musicians, led by former D Generation singer Jesse Malin, took to the stage to revive the music of the band.
Pete Davidson ("Guy Code," "Adam DeVine's House Party") has been added to the cast of "Saturday Night Live" as a featured player for the upcoming season. According to Deadline, Davidson was "handpicked" by "SNL" boss Lorne Michaels. Davidson did a recent stand-up set on Jimmy Kimmel during which he revealed that he's a 20-year-old college drop out.
Saving Abel will release their fourth studio album, their first with new lead singer Scotty Austin, in November. Austin replaces former lead singer and founding member Jared Weeks, who posted on the band's Facebook that he would be leaving the band to pursue a solo career. Austin previously sang in Trash The Band.
Queen is expanding their brand with a new premium vodka. The Freddie Mercury celebratory spirit is named Killer Queen and will be released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's 1974 hit single of the same name. It is produced by SPI, the same spirits producer which makes Stoli vodka.
Beyoncé and Jay Z have released a short film called Bang Bang, compiled while on the road on their On the Run tour. The Bonnie and Clyde-themed clip shows the couple meeting at a cabaret before hitting the road in the desert. "In my first conversation on the telephone with Jay Z, he explained his concept of On the Run," director Dikayl Rimmasch told Nowness.
As the home market release schedule begins to pick up, action smash hit "Godzilla" heads to DVD and Blu-ray this week, likely finding another very wide audience after being one of the top performers in theaters this summer. Also getting launched this week on DVD and Blu-ray will be "The Fault in Our Stars," a romantic drama starring Shailene Woodley that put together an impressive box office run.
"CSI: Cyber" has cast Luke Perry as a former FBI agent named Nick Dalton. According to TV Line, Dalton was pegged as the head of the cyber crime division, but was eventually replaced by Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette). After a classified falling out, Dalton set his sights on becoming a "futurist" for the private sector.
Dustin Lynch admits that he has a pretty sizable crush on Reba McEntire, even going so far as to post a photo of the country legend as part of the #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) trend on Instagram. "Well, she is my crush," he confesses, "and she knows that. That's what's awesome. She's always been a dream girl of mine since I was a little bitty guy."
George Clooney is in line to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming Golden Globes ceremony. Clooney will accept the honor at the 72nd annual event on January 1, 2015 in L.A. Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, said Clooney had been selected for his "outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."
David Bowie was commissioned to write the liner notes for the upcoming Kinks 50th anny album, The Essential Kinks, and is open about professing his love for the band. Bowie excerpted from the notes on his website, "I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like." "Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time."
Chris Brown has released the music video for "Don't Be Gone Too Long," featuring a guest spot from Ariana Grande. In the medieval-themed vid, directed by Breezy, the pair share romantic scenes, with Ariana playing a princess. "I directed this one also . . . Wanted to do something different," Chris wrote on Twitter.
The 1997 horror film "I Know What You Did Last Summer" is getting the reboot treatment from Sony Pictures. Mike Flanagan ("Oculus") is attached to write and produce, although no director or casting announcements have been made. "Happy to be writing a new 'I Know What You Did Last Summer.' (I'm NOT, however, directing or producing . . . Not sure where that came from)," Flanagan wrote on Twitter.