08:21 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Carly Rae Jepsen
Originally posted 03/05/2013 11:20AM
Urged on by tens of thousands of petitioners, Carly Rae Jepsen has backed out as a headliner of a Boy Scouts of America concert this summer, saying the Scouts' ban on gay members conflicts with her personal beliefs.
Jepsen, 27, was one of two headlining acts scheduled to play at the 2013 National Scouting Jamboree in West Virginia in July.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, the Canadian singer said she couldn't participate in an event held by a group with an anti-gay agenda.
Originally posted 02/23/2013 08:00AM
Josh Duhamel, shanté you stay.
This year's 2013 Kids' Choice Awards host is serving up a handful of lip-synchs worthy of RuPaul's Drag Race.
In a new promo for the show, which airs March 23 (8 p.m. ET) on Nick, the dad-to-be, 40, is performing the nominated songs – dressed up as the artists who sing them. (You can see his amazing transformations in the video below.)
Originally posted 02/11/2013 10:00AM
Miranda Lambert, Carly Rae Jepsen and more celebs share the tunes they'll cue up on Valentine's Day
Originally posted 02/13/2013 04:45PM
Heartbreak was far from the theme of Carly Rae Jepsen's catchy, career-launching Grammy-nominated radio hit, "Call Me Maybe" – but in her latest single, the starlet touches on romance gone wrong.
Reliving the past failed relationship that inspired "Tonight I'm Getting Over You," Jepsen, 27, recently explained at PEOPLE's pre-Grammy soiree at Sayers Club in Hollywood, "As an artist, it's fun to explore [my] many sides and sort of go through my experience with love in a more personal way. I hope you haven't experienced it, but I certainly have had that relationship that is on-again, off-again and good and bad."
The singer – who has most recently been dating fellow musician Matthew Koma – goes on to say, "With this particular song, it was sort of that decision that even though [the relationship] is hot and cold, sometimes you've got to move on."
Originally posted 02/13/2013 08:50AM
Time to get slimed!
Wednesday brought the nominations for Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, set to air March 23 with Josh Duhamel as host.
For favorite musical group, nominees include Big Time Rush, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5 and One Direction. Favorite Song nominees include: "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, "Gagnan Style" by PSY, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift, and "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, of which Swift's ex, Harry Styles, is a member.
"We are delighted with our nominations for the Kids' Choice Awards," Styles said in a statement to PEOPLE. "It was amazing to perform 'What Makes You Beautiful' at last year's show. Thank you as always to our incredible fans and supporters!"
Originally posted 02/10/2013 02:30PM
While the northeast braved a midwinter blizzard, the West Coast was feeling the heat – and we're not just talking about the comparatively warmer weather.
With the Grammy Awards on the horizon, the most famous faces of the industry were in their finest form Saturday to celebrate music's biggest night.
John Mayer and Katy Perry took their date night up a notch at Clive Davis and The Recording Academy's Annual Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton hotel, where they were spotted holding hands while Patti Smith performed. The couple was color-coordinated: he was in a white dinner jacket and black bow tie, and she wore a white designer dress.
Originally posted 02/08/2013 05:00PM
When it comes to Sunday night's Grammy Awards, it's Frank Ocean's world and the rest of the nominees are just swimming in it.
With six nominations for his album Channel Orange total, the neo-soul sensation will go head-to-head with what are essentially four rock acts for album of the year.
But none of them rocked Channel Orange's artistic vision, with its intricately woven soundscapes and storytelling.
Originally posted 12/26/2012 02:15PM
Carly Rae Jepsen has sold millions of copies of her Grammy-nominated smash single "Call Me Maybe" and had a successful U.S. debut album Kiss – so did the Canadian pop star blow wads of cash on gifts for herself this Christmas?
Jepsen says one of her biggest splurges this holiday season was a present for her father. "I'm getting him the same guitar that James Taylor plays," Jepsen told PEOPLE just before Christmas. "And I'm getting it engraved."
Originally posted 12/21/2012 03:30PM
What do Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Flo Rida, One Direction and Carly Rae Jepsen have in common?
If you answered, "Swag," first, please leave that word in 2012. If you answered, "They have more money than I do," well, you're probably right. But they're also featured in this epic mashup of the biggest U.S. hits of 2012. Yet again, DJ Earworm has cut together the biggest singles of the year, from "Call Me Maybe" to "What Makes You Beautiful," creating one masterful pop song, "The United States of Pop."
Originally posted 12/20/2012 02:05PM
Everybody danced like a galloping horse, thanks to "Gangnam Style."
Everyone sang "Call Me Maybe" – even Barack Obama. (Well, sort of.)
And everyone wondered why Zooey Deschanel asked, "Siri, is that rain?" when she was standing by a window in an iPhone commercial.
These and more were the viral videos of the year – the clips you posted on Facebook, shared on Twitter and clustered around your coworker's computer to watch over and over.
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