Christina Aguilera is joining the residency stars in Las Vegas. The Genie in a Bottle singer is to headline a "multi-sensory escape" in the theatre Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez previously called home this summer (19). "It's been in talks for a few years now," Christina tells talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "I'm going to do a residency in Vegas!" The star admits the new gig is perfect for her life as a mother-of-two, adding, "It will be a little easier with the kids. It's less full-on travel." Aguilera is mum to four-year-old daughter Summer and son Max, 11. The singer also announced her new gig, which will begin on 31 May (19) at the Planet Hollywood Resort's Zappos Theater, on Instagram, writing: "Welcome to #TheXperience... a multisensory escape to a world of magic and total freedom." In total, Christina will play an initial run of 16 shows in May, June, September, and October, and tickets go on sale from Friday (01Feb19). "The Xperience is going to be my most ambitious show yet," Christina adds in a press release. "Getting to perform in this adult playground we call Las Vegas is inspiring me to bring forth all of my talents in a mind-blowing theatrical experience - song, dance, visuals and uninterrupted high energy. "For years I have been collecting ideas and concepts that have yet to be implemented on my stages, and Las Vegas is the perfect opportunity for me to collectively showcase my artistry. I cannot wait to bring you into The Xperience."
You can take the girl out of country, but you can't take country out of the girl. Taylor Swift pivoted toward pop with her synth-laden 2014 album 1989 and audacious latest effort Reputation, out Friday. Yet the Nashville transplant hasn't entirely abandoned her country roots. In fact, Swift earned her 12th Country Music Association Award Wednesday, taking home song of the year for writing Little Big Town's Better Man. The four-piece group's Karen Fairchild accepted the award on behalf of Swift, the sole writer on the breakup ballad who was not in attendance at the ceremony. "Taylor, wherever you are, thank you for this beautiful song and for loving songs and loving Nashville," Fairchild said. Swift, who is performing on Saturday Night Live this weekend, posted her stunned reaction to the honor on social media, writing, "In NYC for SNL rehearsals. I LOVE YOU @littlebigtown and CMAs." Better Man marks the first song of the year CMA for Swift, who previously picked up the show's top trophies for entertainer of the year and album of the year (Fearless).
Comedian Pete Davidson was left red-faced at Kid Cudi's recent birthday dinner after offering to pay for the pricey meal without realizing Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Timothee Chalamet would also be attending. The Saturday Night Live funnyman reveals he had made plans to take rapper/actor Cudi out for dinner at top sushi restaurant Nobu in Los Angeles back in January (19), but he didn't expect the low-key night to turn into an all-star affair - and that he would be left to cover the bill. In a new Vanity Fair video interview, Pete was asked by his The Dirt co-star and friend Machine Gun Kelly why he hadn't been invited to the get-together, because the two pals had been hanging out shortly before Davidson met up with Cudi. Laughing at the memory, the 25 year old admitted he had no idea how the night would turn out, and Kanye was the last person he expected to join the pair. "Kanye kept ordering the whole entire time," Pete recalled of the dinner, during which they ate a "bunch of rich people stuff that I don't know the name of". "I didn't know he was coming," he continued, "and I had already put my card down to pay, 'cause I thought it was just me and Cudi, and then Chalamet showed up, and then Kanye showed up, and I was like, 'Oh, f**k.' And then I had to book two more (stand-up) gigs in Ohio (to pay for the expense)!" Kelly then inquired if Kanye is "a dessert guy," to which Pete quipped, "He's a 'order f**king everything 'cause I can and then we all have one bite, maybe, if that, 'cause f**k you' kinda guy." A photo of the odd group was shared online by reality star Kim shortly after the meal, and in an interview with late night host Jimmy Fallon in February (19), Kanye's wife revealed it was only when they arrived that she realized it was a "guys' dinner". "It was just such a fun night," she shared. "Everyone just had such a good time. The vibe was so good and I didn't wanna ruin it so I sat in the corner and just documented it for them. I was playing Word Connect on my phone and letting them have their, like, guy time."
Olivia Newton-John finds relief from the pain of stage 4 breast cancer with cannabis grown at home by her husband. The Physical singer was first diagnosed with the disease in 1992, and beat it, but the cancer returned and metastasized to her lower back in 2017. Now Olivia, 70, is relying on husband John Easterling, a natural health practitioner, to help her overcome the illness again, with the Australian star taking advantage of marijuana's legalization in California to grow the herbal medicinal remedy on their ranch property outside Los Angeles. “I decided I would use everything I could to get stronger,” she tells People magazine. “My husband hands me all these herbs every morning and makes me a green algae drink. He grows the (marijuana) plants and makes them into liquid for me. I take drops maybe four to five times a day.” Olivia admits she was “a little nervous” to use the drug initially, but admits her pain decreased as she took it. “It has helped incredibly with pain maintenance and sleep," she shares. Olivia's daughter Chloe has also embraced cannabis culture and runs a weed farm in Oregon, a state where the herb is also legalized. “It’s an amazing plant, a maligned plant, but it’s helping so many people," the Grease star insists. In addition to curative natural treatments like cannabis, Olivia has received radiation care at her Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and she keeps up a positive mindset through daily meditation. “The first time I had breast cancer in 1992, I had a transcendental meditation teacher come and give me a mantra, and Deepak Chopra, who was a friend, gave me a mantra," she recalls. "I pray. I meditate. I manage to find stillness just being in nature or playing with my dog or going down and playing with my little mini horses or chickens. I love animals. I find calmness in that." Olivia opens up even further about her pathway to wellness in her new memoir, Don't Stop Believin', which will be released on 12 March (19).