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Originally posted 07/27/2011 02:55PM
Josh Groban's first taste of the movie industry tasted like … cherries?
While filming Crazy, Stupid, Love, his big-screen debut, the crooner ditched his nice-guy persona to play Emma Stone's bad-boy boyfriend – a comedic role that came with a little romance.
"After one of our scenes, the directors said, 'This is feeling a little goofy. Let's try this with a kiss at the end,' " the freshly minted actor, 30, tells GQ magazine. "And I thought, 'Holy s---! I've never kissed on-camera before. What do I have to do? I didn't take that class in college.' "
Originally posted 07/26/2011 01:30PM
Touring the world for the next five months, singer Josh Groban is making the most of every minute. Prior to his July 26 performance in Boston, the crooner made the perfect pit stop at the New England Aquarium!
Originally posted 10/13/2010 12:00PM
There's a first time for everything – and for Josh Groban that means tackling a Portuguese-language song on his brand new album, Illuminations.
"Voce Existe Em Mim (You Exist in Me)," features an all-girl drum corp and sensuous strings – and PEOPLE.com has an exclusive first listen of the song.
In that spirit of trying new things, Groban wrote or co-wrote 11 of the 13 songs on Illuminations, making the album, due out Nov. 15, one of his most deeply personal yet.
Originally posted 03/24/2009 06:55PM
Katy Perry and Josh Groban may sound like a perfect couple, but the two singers are not romantically involved, according to his rep.
"Josh and Katy are very close friends and hang out, but they are not a couple," Groban's rep, Luke Burland, tells PEOPLE in response to rumors of a relationship between the two.
Perry, who split with Travis McCoy in January, is currently touring her One of the Boys record. Groban, who is working on a new album, attended her Los Angeles show in February.
Originally posted 02/07/2009 02:00PM
The night was a tribute to Neil Diamond, but it was Jennifer Hudson's moving take on his 1969 hit "Holly Holy" that brought down the house.
Wearing a gold jacket and black satin pantsuit, Hudson – backed by three singers – was serious and soulful in her powerful performance, which drew cheers from the audience three times during the song, especially when she hit high notes with a lot of vibrato.
The Los Angeles Convention Center audience of more than 1,500 immediately rose to its feet in a standing ovation as she mouthed the words "thank you" and took a small bow. As she looked up and saw the entire room standing and clapping, a look of genuine surprise came over her face, and her mouth fell open. She again mouthed the words "thank you," and waved to the crowd in appreciation.
Originally posted 09/22/2008 12:05PM
Josh Groban condensed 60 years of television history into four minutes, performing a medley of beloved TV show themes – and even changing his voice with each tune – on the Emmy Awards Sunday night.
But how did the singer pull off the marathon performance?
"A lot of rehearsal and a lot of coffee," Groban said backstage at the PEOPLE photobooth, as he received congratulations from passersby.
"I delved into my childhood and even before my childhood," Groban, 27, said of the medley, which wove together iconic themes from Friends, The Jeffersons, Happy Days and many more.
Originally posted 06/02/2008 02:35PM
Celine Dion has described Josh Groban's instrument as "the voice of an angel" – and the 27-year-old crooner has no trouble maintaining an equally wholesome image. But in a new Details interview, Groban reveals a wild side – sort of – while reflecting on a hazy trip to Amsterdam. While playing poker with his bandmates, the singer asks, "Hey, do you remember, in Amsterdam, like, how funny bowling got all of a sudden?" As his bandmates crack up, he continues: “We were in that café – um, for coffee. And, um, it was on TV and we're like, 'Oh, bowling's on!' And then, like, an hour later we were like, 'Look at the way they're squatting!'"
– Brian Orloff
Originally posted 05/19/2008 07:15AM
Josh Groban has a theory about why his pal John Mayer manages to date such beautiful women – you know, like Jessica Simpson, Minka Kelly and his current squeeze, Jennifer Anniston.
"John's got a swagger that I've noticed," Groban said before his concert with Mayer and Alicia Keys at the MGM Grand Foxwoods opening in Connecticut on Saturday. "He's got a ‘tude that I have to try and learn how to get. It's that 'I may talk to you, I may not talk to you,' kind of thing."
Plus, added Groban: "It doesn't hurt to play the electric guitar."
Originally posted 05/07/2008 07:45AM
Josh Groban says friends and family can tease all they want about his inclusion in PEOPLE's 100 Most Beautiful issue – he's still "honored" to be a part of it.
"I always had a really great time flipping through the magazine and making fun of everybody," Groban told The Associated Press Wednesday. "I'm really honored to be one of those people that I'm sure people will be criticizing."
Originally posted 11/23/2006 06:00AM
Josh Groban's new album, Awake, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 this week, but when it comes to romance, there's no top gal in his heart.
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