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Shooting Suspect Dead at High School in Washington State


ABC News(MARYSVILLE, Wash.) -- A suspected shooter was dead at the scene of a reported school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, police said.The Marysville Police Department and the FBI responded to the school, which is about

Shooting Reported at High School in Washington State


ABC News(MARYSVILLE, Wash.) -- Authorities are responding to reports of shots fired Friday morning at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington.KOMO reports that three people were injured and two were airlifted to hospitals.The high school

Ebola-Free Nurse Nina Pham Visits President Obama


Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Before returning to her "normal life" in Texas, newly Ebola-free Dallas nurse Nina Pham got a hug from President Obama in the Oval Office.Hours earlier, Pham had walked out of the National Institutes of

Ebola 'Poses No Threat to Others,' Mayor Assures New York


Office of the Mayor NYC(NEW YORK) -- The mayor of New York City on Friday assured a city alarmed over the presence of an Ebola patient that the patient "poses no threat to others.""We are fully prepared to handle Ebola," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a new

Donations Pour in to Buy Eric Frein Lookalike a Car


The Tully Family(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- Thousands of dollars have been raised for a Pennsylvania man who said he's continually accosted by cops as he walks to work through the woods where police are searching for suspected cop killer Eric Frein.Supporters wh

National Park Service Investigating Vandalism Reports in at Least 10 Parks


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The National Park Service has launched an investigation following reports of vandalism in at least 10 parks in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon and Utah, officials said Friday.“On Tuesday we received a phone call

Intruder Shot by Golfer's Wife May Have Been Her Ex-Lover: Police


Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The wife of a semi-pro golfer shot an intruder in an August home invasion -- but a police report released this week revealed that the wife and intruder were allegedly having an affair, with authorities declining to bring crimina

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, Glad to Go Home to Dog


The Pham Family(BETHESDA, Md.) -- After weeks in isolation recovering from Ebola, Dallas nurse Nina Pham thanked everyone who cared for her and said she was glad to finally be going home to her dog, Bentley.Pham walked out of the National Institutes of He

Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, NIH Says


The Pham Family(BETHESDA, Md.) -- After weeks in isolation, Dallas nurse Nina Pham has been declared Ebola-free, according to the National Institutes of Health.Pham, 26, contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan, who flew to the United States

Retracing the Steps of Craig Spencer, Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Officials are retracing the steps of a doctor who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, with the doctor in isolation at a New York City hospital and three others under quarantine, city and state officials said.Dr. Craig All

Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Attacked Cops 'Just an Angry Guy'


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely “just an angry guy” and was not connected to any terrorist organizations, a police source told ABC N

Red Hot Lava Flow Edging Toward Hawaiian Town


iStock/Thinkstock(PAHOA, Hawaii) -- A lava flow threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii has gained speed in recent days, advancing more than five football fields in just the last 48 hours.Hawaii civil defense authorities and scientists ar

US Taking a Tougher Stance Against Animal Cruelty


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- People who hate animal cruelty should be happy about an important change in federal law that will go into effect next year.Beginning in 2015, the FBI will consider animal cruelty as a crime against society, falling into th

Murder Suspect Back in Custody After Accidental Release


DPSCS(BALTIMORE) -- A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Baltimore detention center is back in custody, authorities said.Baltimore police captured Rodriguez Purnell about 6 p.m. He was accidentally allowed to walk free from the Maryland Rec

Jodi Arias Trial Hit With Another Juror Issue


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Jodi Arias trial ended early on Thursday because of a "juror issue," the latest incident in the four-day-old trial involving jurors.The jury is not expected to return to court until Monday. The court did not make clear what the i

Mariah & Nick's Kids Unaffected by Their Parents' Split, Says Nick


Angela Weiss/WireImageMariah Carey and Nick Cannon's marriage may be on the way to being over, but their split hasn't affected their twins at all, according to Nick.Appearing on Friday's Meredith Vieira Show, Nick said of twins Moroccan and Monroe -- affectionately referred to as "dem babies" -- "They're just happy. They love mommy.  They love daddy."  That's because, as Nick explained, the kids are used to one of their parents or the other being gone for long periods of time."We have always been people who have been on the go, coming and going, their life hasn't changed one bit," Nick told Vieira. "We spend holidays together, we do everything that we are supposed to do together as a family."Nick also decried the media's coverage of his and Mariah's marital issues, saying, "You know, the media, they can say whatever they want to say and obviously, because you are not giving them anything...they kind of create all these stories and make it way worse than it actually is." Asked to name a particular rumor that irks him, Nick said, "You know what I heard the other day? I heard that there's a family dispute over our eight dogs!"  He added that what's needed now is for him and Mariah to ignore the distractions and just be "focused on family and what's right and getting through these times and doing what's right for the kids, so that's just where we are."The twins are currently with Mariah as she tours Asia.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Sam Smith Sells Out NYC's Madison Square Garden & the Forum in L.A.


Capitol RecordsA year ago, nobody in the U.S. knew who Sam Smith was.  Now, he's managed to sell out shows in two of the country's most prestigious venues.Sam put tickets for his U.S. tour on sale on Friday, and quickly sold out shows in New York City's Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles. The British vocalist is quite excited about it.  He tweeted: "MY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN SHOW JUST SOLD OUT IN 30MINUTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!," followed by, "Sold out my first ARENA in LA!!!!"A second show has been added in L.A. on January 29.  Sam's tour kicks off January 9 in Atlanta, Georgia.The singer, who just announced that his new single will be "Like I Can," is nominated for two American Music Awards, and will perform on the show, airing November 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.  His name is also been mentioned repeatedly as a potential Grammy nominee; we'll find out if he is on December 5.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Backstreet Boys Set Sail Today on 2014 Fan Cruise: "It's a Blast," Says Nick Car


ABC/Lou RoccoEvery year, it seems, another act announces that it's starting their own fan cruise, but the Backstreet Boys have been doing it -- very successfully -- for several  years now.  This year's installment gets underway on Friday, and as usual, the guys have a lot of great activities planned for their fans.  According to Backstreet's Nick Carter, that the key to a successful fan cruise."You have to engage," he tells ABC News Radio.  "It's an opportunity to get really close to your fans and give them that opportunity that they don't really necessarily get. And we put on shows on the cruise, I mean, we're always trying to top ourselves and do something new."And concerts aren't the only things fans get from the Boys on the cruise. There'll also be a Q&A session with the group, A.J. McLean is hosting a poker tournament, and Howie Dorough is hosting a blackjack tournament.  "When people comes on the cruise, what goes on the cruise, stays on the cruise," Nick laughs. "No, it's a party. The fans come out, they get a room, we throw night parties, three nights in a row -- literally, people are crawling and limping off the cruise by the time they're done!"The theme parties are always a highlight: this year, one night will see the boys hosting "Backstreet's Back Halloween Night: The Mummy's Revenge," while another night will be an "ABC" party -- which means "Anything But Clothes."  That's right: fans and the Boys will all attend the party wearing....something, just not actual clothing.  According to the group, trash bags, saran wrap and cardboard boxes are all possibilities.The cruise sets sail from Miami on Friday for four days aboard the Carnival Ecstasy, returning on Monday."It's great," says Nick. "You go to the Caribbean, go swimming...events, it's a blast, you know?"  Some of the bands that held their first-ever fan cruises over the past year include Train, Paramore and Matchbox Twenty.  So far, only Train has announced plans to do it again.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Maroon 5, Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams to Perform on "A Very Grammy Christma


The Recording Academy/CBSFor the past several years, CBS has been airing The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, a special that reveals the Grammy nominations in the top categories, interspersed with live performances.  This year, however, the network is changing things up.Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will all perform on A Very Grammy Christmas, a one-hour special that will replace the Grammy nominations concert show.  The show, taping November 18 in L.A., will air December 5, and will also reveal the nominees for the Grammys' prestigious Album of the Year category. The rest of the nominations -- 82 out of a total of 83 categories -- will be revealed the morning of December 5, in a way that has yet to be announced.The presence of Maroon 5, Pharrell and Ariana on the show likely indicates that the Grammy folks consider them good bets for nominations.  All three acts' latest albums are eligible.Tickets to attend the taping at the Shrine Auditorium are now on sale via Ticketmaster.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Author: "Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography" Will Show Piano Man "Really Is Th


Crown Archetype/Random HouseIn 2011, Billy Joel pulled the plug on his autobiography,The Book of Joel, citing concerns that it was being marketed as a "salacious tell-all."  But  much of the material destined for that book is being released on Tuesday, in the form of a new book called Billy Joel: The Definitive Biography.  The author is the same guy who worked with Billy on the scrapped book, and he says this new one will confirm what the public already knows about the Piano Man: he's a decent guy.Speaking to Newsday -- Billy's hometown paper -- author Fred Schruers says, "There's a reason he's...very well loved. I don't think the public really wants to know the bad stuff, though it's in there. They have their imaginings about Billy, and some of them are reflected by the reality. He's had his bumps. It's very hard to say this without sounding too Pollyanna-ish, but he really is that good guy that everyone wants him to be."Schruers says the idea to write a biography of Billy came about in 2012, when he ran into the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and the two came to a "handshake agreement" that Schruers could proceed.  Not only that, but Billy gave Schruers permission to use all the material that he'd gathered for The Book of Joel for the project.  "'I'll help you out' was his phrase," Schruers tells Newsday.  The author ended up using nearly 100 hours of interviews he'd done with Billy, as well as interviews he'd done with members of his inner circle over the years.As for why Billy scrapped The Book of Joel in the first place -- even returning a seven-figure advance -- Schruers said the project simply came at a bad time in the singer's life."I don't think he hated what we had done together," says Schruers. "But when your dad dies and you're going through a divorce, you're in hip pain and you're pretty emotionally battered, it's not something you want to talk about all the time in interviews. You want more of a peak moment to put that book out."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 2014 ABC News Radio 

Taylor Swift Visits "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to Plug New Album, Perform Two Songs


Big Machine RecordsTaylor Swift appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday to plug her new album and perform two songs at an outdoor stage in front of nearly 15 thousand fans who lined Hollywood Boulevard outside Kimmel’s studio.The 24-year-old singer/songwriter told Kimmel she’s “more confident” about this album than she’s been about any of her previous releases. Taylor said it’s a “really nice feeling” to have but added, “it’s almost like you’re releasing this thing into the world that you spent two years with, and it’s just been mine for two years and now it’s everybody elses.”Taylor joked that it’s like she’s "sending it off to college."Earlier in the week, Kimmel had fans submit questions for Taylor via Skype, and he read one of them on the air. A fan asked if all our memories were erased, but Taylor could pick one song from 1989 that we all would remember, which would it be and why? Swift said she would choose the song “Clean,” the last track on the album.  She wrote it with British singer/songwriter Imogen Heap.  Taylor said of the tune, "It's just a song that's really special to me and it's been one that kind of everyone is really talking about."  Taylor told Kimmel, "I think it's a song that might help people go through things."Kimmel also told the story of Taylor showing up at the studio in 2005 when she was 14 years old to try to get on the show.  “Taylor came to our show with her mom and her guitar, and somehow she got a hold of the guy who books bands here, Scott Igoe, and she asked if she could play a song for him,” Kimmel recalled.Kimmel said Igoe told Taylor she wasn't allowed in the show’s green room because they served alcohol and he threw her out.Flash forward to Thursday night: Kimmel announced on the show that he’s decided to make it up to Taylor by having security guards “toss” Igoe, who still works for Kimmel, out of the building.  Later in the show, Taylor performed her hit "Shake It Off," and the song "Out of the Woods."1989 arrives Monday, October 27, the same day Taylor appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and makes her debut later that night as a mentor on The Voice.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 2014 ABC News Radio 

Listen to Bette Midler Sing TLC's "Waterfalls"


Warner Bros. RecordsThe notion of Bette Midler covering a #1 hit by the '90s R&B supergroup TLC sounds like an extremely bad idea...but it turns out the Divine Miss M's version of "Waterfalls" is a lot better than you'd think.Bette recorded the song for her upcoming album It's the Girls!, a tribute to great girl groups.  She's turned the song -- a cautionary tale about the dangers of both drug dealing and of having casual sex during the height of the AIDS epidemic -- into a slow, mournful piano ballad.  She's also cut out the song's rap interlude, which was originally performed by the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes."Waterfalls" was #1 for seven weeks in 1995 and received two Grammy nominations.  It's considered TLC's signature song.On It's the Girls!, Bette also tackles songs made famous by The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas and more.  The album's due November 4.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 2014 ABC News Radio

On "Ellen," Taylor Swift Talks Irrational Fear of Sea Urchins, Reveals How to Re


Trae Patton/NBCTaylor Swift appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday to discuss her new album and her debut Monday night as a mentor on The Voice, but in a series of advance clips, she also discusses her deepest, darkest fears, both of which are somewhat irrational.The first of Taylor's irrational fears has to do with sea urchins.  When Ellen tries to argue that sea urchins are just sitting there minding their own business, Taylor counters, "They're sitting there waiting to completely injure you!""OK, like, if you're in the Caribbean, you're like, 'This water's so beautiful, it's amazing,' and you're walking -- it's clear water -- you can't see a sea urchin's right there!  And then you step on one, and it has barbs that go into whatever it touches, and then you have to go to the emergency room and it has to be surgically removed!"Taylor continues, attempting to justify her fear.  "You could lose your foot. You could lose your hand. You could lose your hand trying to get it off of your foot!"Taylor also reveals that she is afraid of being framed -- by persons unknown -- for something terrible.  She feels that there are "so many people" out there who'd want to frame her. Explaining why she feels this way, she tells Ellen, "I think the dream and the nightmare of being framed comes from, like, I could do nothing wrong -- I could sit in my house with the cats all day -- and somehow, there could be an article about me buying a house in a place I've never been, or dating a guy I've never met." "So, then you take it a step further, and in nightmare world, it's being framed for murder," she finishes.During her interview, Taylor also revealed that when she was a mentor on The Voice, she got to learn all the coaches' weaknesses.  She says Adam Levine's weakness is songs from Broadway musicals -- not that he has a weakness for them, but that he hates them so much, you could use them as a weapon against him."If you sing songs from Rent, you can actually render Adam Levine helpless on the floor," she explains.   Bursting into a few bars of "Seasons of Love" from Rent, Taylor adds, "You have to do a theater voice, and he's just like 'Ahhhh!' and he can't even run away, he's so weak!" "Wow, so ladies, if you ever wanna catch him...." replies Ellen, getting huge laughs.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Sam Smith Wins Big at Britain's MOBO Awards, Says He Wants to Work with John Leg


ABC/Randy HolmesAfter picking up a trophy for Best New Act at Britain's Q Awards on Wednesday afternoon, Sam Smith went on to score four more at yet another award ceremony in London that same night.Sam won Best Male and Best R&B/Soul at Britain's MOBO Awards, which stands for Music of Black Origin. His album In the Lonely Hour was named Best Album, while his song "Stay with Me" was named Best Song. Other winners included Jessie J and Beyonce.According to the BBC, Sam said of his wins, "I came last year and really wanted to win best newcomer but didn't and to come back and win four awards is ridiculous. I am overwhelmed."  He added, "I don't know what to do with my awards. I need to get a cabinet!"Sam said on Instagram later on, "5 AWARDS IN 1 DAY. Completely emotionally drained and so thankful. I love you UK. What a welcome back."Asked by Heat magazine on the red carpet at the event who he'd like to collaborate with, Sam said, "John Legend is definitely up there for me. I want to work with John so badly. I love him so much. I’d love to work with Ed [Sheeran] as well at some point." However, Sam said he doesn't plan to go chasing these artists to make the collabos happen.  "When I work with people, I like it to happen organically so I let it flow and happen naturally,” he said.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Adam Levine Calls His Wife "The Best Dressed Woman Out There"


Christopher Polk/NBCAdam Levine's wife Behati Prinsloo is a model, so of course she's going to have some sort of style.  But Adam thinks that when it comes to getting fashion right, there's nobody who can touch her.During an interview with Refinery29 about the newest holiday designs for his clothing line, The Adam Levine Collection, the Maroon 5 singer was asked to name the best fashion advice his wife ever gave him.  "Well, I’m...really lucky because my wife happens to be — in my opinion — the best dressed woman out there," he says. "Obviously, I’m biased, but I just feel like she’s very creative, inventive, [and has] good taste. I’d be silly not to try to recreate that for the line."Asked to reveal what outfit he wore when he first met his future in-laws, Adam says, "Oh God, I don’t remember. If I had to put a bet on it, I’d say it was a T-shirt and jeans. I don’t remember what happened yesterday, so unfortunately I can’t remember too specifically.”  Still, he says that in general, when you're meeting the parents, you should go subtle, not sexy. However, when asked to recommend a specific outfit that fits the bill, Adam wouldn't take the bait, responding, "God, I don’t know. What I think is passable and what other people think is passable are probably very different. I don’t think it makes a difference as long as it’s not revealing.”Overall, Adam says his vision for his clothing line is the same as it's been since he started it:  "Super-simple, classic things that I’ve always loved for men and...that I think that women would really like."  He adds that he's "not trying to push the envelope too far, because that’s not what I do.""I don’t wake up in the morning and put on a Versace gown," he adds. "Although that would be funny if I did.”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 2014 ABC News Radio

Katy Perry Takes Birthday Celebration to Morocco


Christie Goodwin/Capitol RecordsAfter reportedly cancelling plans to celebrate her 30th birthday in Egypt, word is Katy Perry has relocated the festivities to another country in Africa.The Hollywood Reporter had said Katy was going to party and go sightseeing with her crew in Egypt to mark her milestone birthday. However, she reportedly nixed her plans due to "safety concerns."Instead, Us Weekly reports, Katy will celebrate in Morocco. The magazine says she's already arrived in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh.Katy turns 30 on Saturday.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 2014 ABC News Radio 

Annie Lennox Takes on "Evocative" Standards with New Album "Nostalgia"


Blue Note RecordsIn the '90s, Annie Lennox released Medusa, a disc of cover versions of pop and rock songs from the '60s, '70s and '80s.  But on her new album Nostalgia, Annie goes back much farther than that, tackling legendary standards from the Great American Songbook.  It's something she says she never would have even considered doing back in the '80s, when she was topping the charts as a member of Eurythmics."I would have had absolutely no interest in doing it," she tells ABC News Radio. "It would have been inappropriate. At that time, in the eighties, Dave Stewart and I were creating music with Eurythmics that was very ground-breaking and, we felt, very fresh and new -- innovative, in fact.  I would never've taken a backwards step into a genre like jazz. But now, it just feels so appropriate."Annie decided which songs to include on the album by scouring YouTube and finding songs that struck a chord with her.  "Usually, when I hear a song, I'll know within the first few seconds whether it's going to hold interest for me," says the Scottish singer. "By and large, these songs all have those qualities in them that, right from the moment that you first hear them, they continue through."Speaking about the classics she ended up tackling, like "Georgia on My Mind," "God Bless the Child," "Summertime," "The Nearness of You" and "I Put a Spell on You," Annie explains, "They have a narrative.  They have a certain sort of shape.  They tell stories.  They create something evocative.  Each one is like a little journey."Because she's not a trained jazz singer, Annie says she was able to put her own spin on these songs by digging deep into their musical roots."What I did discover was that, underneath, the real core of jazz, lies blues," she explains. "And, of course, I've come from R&B and soul music that has influenced me since I was a young person...So, I kind of colored a great deal of the songs with blues, and that informed me a lot in terms of my approach to the songs."Annie doesn't think it's odd that at this stage in her career, she would attempt a musical genre she's never sung before.  "I am a person who likes to sing to my own tune, literally," she tells ABC News Radio. "I like to explore and chart new territory and push my own boundaries in a way.  And I don't think that singers necessarily all have to be hemmed in to one label and one type and to say, 'Well, because you sing in one style that doesn't mean that it cancels out every other style.'  I have very eclectic taste in music."She says her fans seem to like the direction she's gone on Nostalgia, too. "I think people are charmed by it actually, more than anything else," she says. "It's something new and different for them."Of course, the big question now is whether or not Annie will tour in support of the album.  She doesn't particularly like the grind of being on the road, and then there's the issue of how she'd mix these standards with her past hits. That's why, she says, she just hasn't made up her mind yet."Everyone is asking me if I'm going to tour," she sighs. "And, I mean, I'm just not going to think about it until we come up to the end of the year and I'll take a break and then I'll consider what the next step should be -- whether I should tour or not." Nostalgia, which is available on vinyl and on CD, is in stores now.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 2014 ABC News Radio

Sting Talks Tantric Sex in Advance Clip for "Inside the Actors Studio"


Tony Behar/NBCUSting is not only a singer and songwriter, he's also an occasional actor, having appeared in quite a few movies over the years.  But during his appearance this Thursday night on the series Inside the Actors Studio, he ended up having to talk to host James Lipton, not about his craft, but about his sex life.Specifically, Lipton asked Sting about his infamous quote regarding "Tantric sex," in which he and his wife Trudie Styler allegedly had eight-hour lovemaking sessions.  Sting has since backpedaled, saying the whole thing was a joke, but in an advance clip from the episode, Lipton still insists he explain the audience of young people just what he meant."If we had seven hours, I would demonstrate," Sting said, to huge laughs and cheers.  "Maybe not. But there is some truth to it.  The idea of tantric sex is a spiritual act. I don't know any purer and better way of expressing a love for another individual than sharing that wonderful, I call it, 'sacrament.' I would stand by it.  Not seven hours, but the idea."He then quipped, "Seven hours includes movie and dinner," getting another round of laughs.Sting's appearance on Inside the Actors Studio, which airs Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo, is mostly focused on the opening of his first Broadway musical The Last Ship.  He wrote the music for the show, which is based on his own childhood growing up in a shipbuilding town in the north of England.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 2014 ABC News Radio  

Taylor Swift Reveals Full Tracklisting for "1989"


Big Machine RecordsAfter teasing fans with song lyrics from her new album 1989, Taylor Swift has finally revealed the full tracklisting for the highly anticipated disc, posting it to Instagram.The songs are:"Welcome to New York""Blank Space""Style""Out of the Woods""All You Had to Do Was Stay""Shake It Off""I Wish You Would""Bad Blood""Wildest Dreams""How You Get the Girl""This Love""I Know Places""Clean"The deluxe edition of Taylor's album being sold at Target will come with three extra songs and three voice memos. 1989 arrives October 27.Interestingly, many of the song titles on Taylor's new album have already been used for previous songs.  For example, Mariah Carey has a song called "Shake It Off."  Maroon 5 has a song called "This Love."  Train has a song called "I Wish You Would."  And back in the '70s, singer/songwriter Neil Sedaka had a hit with "Bad Blood."  You can't copyright a song title, however, so there's no issue with it. The full track list. #TS1989A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:51pm PDTFollow --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 2014 ABC News Radio

Adele Is in "Spectacular" Voice, Not Rushing New Album, Says Collaborator


Cliff Lipson/CBSNow that we know that Adele's new album won't see the light of day until 2015, we've got plenty of time to speculate on what it might sound like -- and it seems that even the people who collaborated with the star on the disc have no idea how the project is shaping up.Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren, who's written numerous hits for the likes of Celine Dion, Cher, Toni Braxton and Aerosmith, tells the British the paper The Sun, "I flew to London to work on new stuff with Adele last year. We did some great songs but I don’t know if they’ve made the record. I don’t think anybody does."Explaining why it might be taking Adele so long to come up with the follow-up to her world-beating album 21, Warren says, "She has a mind of her own. Nobody rushes Adele or makes decisions for her, which is probably why she’s a great artist. She wants to get it right.”However, Warren can confirm that Adele's voice seems to be in great shape.  You might recall that the singer had to have vocal cord surgery in 2011, but Warren says, "She was singing her a** off when I was in the studio. Her voice was spectacular.”OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder also worked with Adele on the album, but he's also said he doesn't know much about the final product.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 2014 ABC News Radio  

Kelly Osbourne Honors Joan Rivers with a Tattoo


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"Ouija," "John Wick" Open Friday; "St. Vincent" Expands


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Taylor Swift "Shake It Off"