Despite growing up in a Pentecostal church that his father pastored, Joe Jonas no longer sees himself as religious, crediting part of his disillusionment to a scandal that rocked the congregation.
"We eventually left our church, Assembly of God, when I was 14. A scandal had erupted involving stolen money, and it caused a big rift in the church. After that the concept of church really upset me for a long time," Jonas shared in a recent interview with Vulture. "I mean, I believe in God, and that's a personal relationship that I have, but I'm not religious in any way."
Jonas, who was formerly part of pop rock band The Jonas Brothers, also said that at an early age he felt the pressure of pleasing and conforming to others' standards. more >>
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, both country music legends, have been together for eight years. In a new interview, Brooks thanked "God and Ms. Yearwood" for the newfound happiness and joy in his life.
"I gotta tell you, if you like her and don't know her – you'll love her. If you love her and don't know her – you'll worship her," Brooks told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. "She's the real deal. I've got to tell you, I never knew it could be like this. I never knew that every day you could wake up and feel like this. And I have God and I have Ms. Yearwood to thank for this."
The couple's relationship was not always smooth-sailing. Brooks and Yearwood first met in 1987, just after he married Sandy Mahl. Brooks and Mahl stayed together until 2000, then divorced, leaving Brooks free to pursue a relationship with Yearwood, if she was still interested. They took their time getting to know each other and built a solid friendship, then more intimate relationship before finally marrying in 2005. more >>
Justin Bieber recently added another tattoo to his left arm sleeve in the form of an eagle.
Bieber, the 19-year-old Canadian crooner, is currently on his "Believe" tour in Australia. After a concert stop down under, Bieber let fans know that he was going to get another inking. This time it would be an eagle on his left shoulder.
"Just got off stage bout to get tatted," Bieber tweeted to millions of fans. more >>
Justin Bieber needs to clean up his graffiti, an Australian mayor has said.
Bieber, the 19-year-old Canadian crooner, decided to spray paint the QT Hotel wall at Surfers Paradise near Brisbane, Australia during a recent visit there. While the hotel owners insist that they gave Bieber permission to do so on their private property, the City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate is not happy about the artwork.
"The last thing we want is to have graffiti glorified and more young people thinking it's a cool thing to do," Tate told Australia's 7News Thursday. more >>
Miley Cyrus may be the most influential person of the year, according to those who voted her as such in a TIME magazine online poll.
Each year, TIME highlights their choice of Person of the Year, who has influenced events whether it be by positive or negative means. Although an editorial board will end up picking who that person is for 2013, online readers have the opportunity to vote for their choice until Dec 4.
While the voting is still going on, she is currently leading in the poll ahead of the Pope, President Barack Obama and Indian politician Narendra Modi. However, one online hacker group is claiming to have rigged the polls, according to Entertainment Weekly reports. more >>
Kanye West may believe that his daughter North West is royalty.
West, the 36-year-old rap mogul who is engaged to "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian, says the pair's five month old daughter North should be likened to Kate Middleton and Prince William's son Prince George.
"She's in a position of a level of royalty like the prince and the princess out in London," West said of his daughter in a recent interview with New York City radio station Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club." more >>