Drew Chadwick has quit Emblem3 to pursue a solo music career. The pop rock trio, who found fame on the 2012 series of America's The X Factor, announced Chadwick's departure on Friday (20Jun14), just days before the boy band were due to start The Fireside Story Sessions tour on Monday (23Jun14).
They said, "While we regret sharing this news, we as a group need to share that Drew has decided to move forward in pursuit of his solo career and will no longer be with Emblem3 or joining us on The Fireside Story Sessions. We're sad to see Drew go but he will always be our brother, and we couldn't be happier for him as he starts his new journey as a solo artist."
The remaining members, brothers Keaton and Wesley Stromberg, assured fans they would continue with the group, adding, "We know many of you may be concerned about what this means for Emblem3, but I can assure you this is just the beginning! Me and Keaton started this band when we were 9 and 11 years old and we will continue making music for our fans.
"We love you with all our heart. E3 has always been about a partnership of like-minded musicians and we’re committed to continuing this journey alongside you all. And who knows, you may also start seeing some very familiar faces popping up. "
Chadwick has already begun working on his solo album.
Emblem3 star Wesley Stromberg is preparing to make a return to the stage after he was released from hospital. The band's tour of Britain came to a halt this week (31Mar14) when the singer was admitted to a medical facility suffering from an undisclosed illness.
The health scare prompted the group to cancel a concert in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday (01Apr14), but Stromberg returned to Twitter.com on Thursday (03Apr14) to reveal he had been discharged from hospital and was on his way to Manchester, England for the group's scheduled show.
He writes, "They've all treated me soo (sic) nicely here but it's time to get back to playing shows I'm over being sick!!... Just check (sic) out of the hospital and now I'm getting a train ticket to Manchester!! I can't wait for tonight's show!!... Just boarded the train to Manchester!! First class young bossin (sic)!! Can't wait for the show tonight."
Pop rockers Emblem3 have cancelled a show in Scotland after bandmember Wesley Stromberg was hospitalised during a trip to the U.K. The band jetted to Britain this week (beg31Mar14) for a series of shows, but the tour has now come to halt after singer Stromberg fell sick and was admitted to a medical facility.
The star broke the news to fans on Tuesday (01Apr14) by posting a Twitter picture of himself lying in a hospital bed with the caption, "I'm in the hospital but I'm feeling better! Nothing can keep me from my UK Emblems (fans)!!!"
However, he was still in the hospital on Wednesday (02Apr14), prompting the band to axe a show in Glasgow, Scotland that night.
A message posted on the group's Twitter.com page reads, "Hey Emblems - we're really sorry to inform you that we need to cancel tonight's show in Glasgow... We couldn't be any more bummed but Wesley Stromberg is still really sick. We're working to get him better as quickly as we can... Please just hold onto your tickets for now while we work to see if we can reschedule the date. Send Wesley Stromberg your love!"
No details about Stromberg's condition have been released.
One Direction, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez will face off at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards. The boyband leads the nominations along with Perry and Gomez, who have all scored three nods each, and they will all compete in the Song of the Year category for Best Song Ever, Roar and Come & Get It respectively.
One Direction are also nominated for the Best Music Group trophy, alongside R5 and Emblem3, while their supporters, known as 'Directioners' are nominated in the Fiercest Fans category.
Perry also landed a nod in the fan category along with Taylor Swift, who will compete against the I Kissed a Girl hitmaker and Demi Lovato for the Best Female Artist prize.
Meanwhile Gomez will battle it out with British stars Olly Murs and Little Mix for the Best Song To Dance To award and the former Disney star is also in the running for Radio Disney's Most Talked About Artist alongside Austin Mahone and Ariana Grande.
The annual awards ceremony, which celebrates the most popular music stars among teenagers, will be held at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on 26 April (14). The prizes are decided by a public vote.
Singer Kelly Rowland is throwing her support behind organisers at The Salvation Army by urging the American public to donate to the Red Kettle campaign on National Giving Day in America on Tuesday (03Dec13). The Motivation hitmaker reveals she is a big fan of the campaign, which was created to raise funds for underprivileged families.
She tells U.S. breakfast show Today, "We have to stop and pay attention because the red kettle is not just about just the holidays... I've gotten a chance to see it first hand and going to visit with kids (sic), playing with them and seeing what they actually do in the community is so much fun. Providing meals, after school programmes, I mean it's so much and I appreciate The Salvation Army so much myself for even looking after me as a kid."
Bosses for the organisation are also pushing awareness by hosting a concert in Los Angeles this weekend (06-07Dec13) featuring many famous musical acts.
She continues, "If you're in the L.A. area you have to be at the Universal City Walk. It's going to be amazing. Austin Mahone and Emblem3... are performing. It will be streamed live on The Salvation Army's Tumblr page."
Every week, Hollywood gives us something to whine about, and the week of August 12 was no different. We could make a drinking game out of this week, but that would be too dangerous. Instead, we'll stick to the usual formula: varying levels of alcoholic respite depending on how bothersome the week's issues are. Is your biggest complaint this week a flimsy one? How about a light cocktail to take the edge off? Got a real bone to pick with a celeb or entertainment entity this week? Go ahead, grab a drink that'll put hair on your chest. Here are the week's entertainment stories that are forcing us to seek a bubbly or boozy refuge. And maybe an idea or two about how you should wash them down.
LIGHTEN UP WITH A GLASS OF ROSÉ
Realize how much you need to get outdoors more, Duck Dynasty breaks cable ratings record. Seriously, that many people watch a show about duck hunting gear!?
Grey's Anatomy will never be the same, and neither will your life: Sandra Oh is peacing out for good.
Never thought this day would come. Colbert betrayed us. The whole Daft Punk thing was planned.
WASH THIS WEEK DOWN WITH A MAI TAI
Lady Gaga's lyrics are so ridiculous, you'll need to wash them down with something strong.
Breathe a sigh of shame. Jennifer Lawrence has accomplished more things at 23 than you will in your entire life.
All men suck… even the fictional ones in movies we're supposed to love.
HIT THE HARDER STUFF WITH STRAIGHT UP VODKA ON THE ROCKS
Emblem3, you're like 15. Put some clothes on! Seriously, who okayed this?!
We loved Eastbound & Down. We loved it quite a bit. But Lindsay Lohan as a guest start? Couldn't they get... anyone else?
The Internet is a cruel and evil place. Having to make a decision between Katy Perry and Lady Gaga is too much to handle. Why can't we all just get along?
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Who ever though we would be thankful for yet another Justin Bieber outburst? But strangely enough, we are oh so grateful to the Biebs and his wild antics.
After naked snaps of Bieber holding a guitar over his junk surfaced online recently, Emblem3 believed it was their moral duty to not only mock Jbiebs, but also top his pic. Oh yes!
On Wednesday, band members Keaton Stromberg, Wesley Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick posted a twitpic of them wearing nothing at all…but they did hold musical instruments over their privates! The X Factor alums captioned the picture, "Hey @JustinBieber, we're ready for the jam sesh!" We knew Bieber was an inspiration to tween girls everywhere, but who knew he could impact the lives of adolescent men as well?
Okay, we can't help but compare Bieber's racy photos to Emblem3's… and Emblem3's photo definitely wins the prize! The three cali-surfer musicians someow managed to keep straight faces while posing for this outrageous pic, and also, just look at their abtastic bods! Wow! Sorry Biebs, but Emblem3's photo exudes three times the hunk-factor.
So, Emblem3 boys… I'm single. Feel free to give me a call anytime!
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The Twilight Saga and its cast were the toast of the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday (11Aug13) after scooping seven trophies for the franchise's fifth and final movie. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 landed the Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy prize and Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Kristen Stewart while her co-star Taylor Lautner picked up the male equivalent.
Stewart also took home the award for Choice Movie Actress: Romance while her leading man and ex-boyfriend Robert Pattinson scooped the male version. The movie was also awarded the Choice Movie: Romance prize among others.
In the TV categories, Pretty Little Liars and The Vampire Diaries each picked up three awards in the Drama and Fantasy/Sci-Fi categories, respectively.
The Vampire Diaries co-stars and former real life couple Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev were both honoured at the prizegiving, winning the award for Choice TV Actor/Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi.
The cast of Glee took to the stage to pick up the Choice TV Series: Comedy award and series star Lea Michele, who also took home the Choice TV Actress: Comedy prize, paid tribute to her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away last month (Jul13).
In the music categories, Justin Bieber took three awards including Choice Male Artist, while Demi Lovato picked up the female equivalent.
The stars of One Direction, who opened the show with an energetic performance of new track Best Song Ever, picked up four awards including Choice Group and Favorite Group Single (Live While We're Young).
The ceremony was hosted by Glee star Darren Criss and Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, while double-winner Demi Lovato and Paramore also performed.
A complete list of winners is as follows:
Choice Movie: Action - Iron Man 3
Choice Movie Actor: Action - Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man 3)
Choice Movie Actress: Action - Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)
Choice Movie: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)
Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)
Choice Movie: Drama - The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Choice Movie Actor: Drama - Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Choice Movie Actress: Drama - Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)
Choice Movie: Comedy - Pitch Perfect
Choice Movie Actor: Comedy - Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect)
Choice Movie Actress: Comedy - Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect)
Choice Movie: Romance - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Choice Movie Actor: Romance - Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)
Choice Movie Actress: Romance - Kristen Stewart (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)
Choice Movie Villain - Adam DeVine (Pitch Perfect)
Choice Movie Scene Stealer - Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2)
Choice Movie Breakout Star - Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies)
Choice TV Show: Drama - Pretty Little Liars
Choice TV Actor: Drama - Ian Harding (Pretty Little Liars)
Choice TV Actress: Drama - Troian Bellisario (Pretty Little Liars)
Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - The Vampire Diaries
Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries)
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries)
Choice TV Show: Action - NCIS: Los Angeles
Choice TV Actor: Action - LL Cool J (NCIS: Los Angeles)
Choice TV Actress: Action - Lucy Liu (Elementary)
Choice TV Show: Comedy - Glee
Choice TV Actor: Comedy - Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Choice TV Actress: Comedy - Lea Michele (Glee)
Choice TV: Animated Show - The Simpsons
Choice TV: Reality Competition Show - The X Factor
Choice TV: Reality Show - Keeping Up With The Kardashians
Choice TV Villain - Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars)
Choice Male Artist - Justin Bieber
Choice Female Artist - Demi Lovato
Choice Music Group - One Direction
Choice R&B Artist - Bruno Mars
Choice Hip-Hop/Rap Artist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Choice Rock Group - Paramore
Choice Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Artist - David Guetta
Choice Male Country Artist - Hunter Hayes
Choice Female Country Artist - Taylor Swift
Choice Country Group - Lady Antebellum
Choice Music Breakout Artist - Ed Sheeran
Choice Music Breakout Group - Emblem3
Choice Female Hottie - Selena Gomez
Choice Male Hottie - Harry Styles
Choice Smile - Harry Styles
Choice Comedian - Ellen DeGeneres
Candie's Choice Style Icon - Demi Lovato
Choice Twitter Personality - Justin Bieber.
They may have a disadvantage in numbers, but Emblem3's sweet ditties still entrance teen girls everywhere just like their fellow Simon Cowell-stamped One Direction.
Fresh off their The X Factor surge, a live performance of Emblem3's latest track "Spaghetti" at the GMA after party surfaced today, which will fill up fans until the musical trio's debut album Nothing to Lose hits stores.
The chilled-out California band, which consists of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg and Drew Chadwick, rose to fame after placing fourth on The X Factor USA's second season. On the heels of the X Factor, Simon Cowell signed them to his record label Syco Records and Columbia Records. They most recently released their track "Chloe".
Although you'd think a song that boasts a lame title like "Spaghetti" would be totally berserk, after a quick listen to this track, the handsome Emblem3 boys fend off any unwarranted speculation.
As they strum the guitar and bop their heads, the three SoCal dudes sing about craving to "just ditch the party" and instead just chillax and whip up a plate of spaghetti. This tune is destined for a summer kickback playlist for sure.
We are totally down to pass up a rager anytime to serve up some bolognese with these hotties. Emblem3's debut album Nothing to Lose is expected for release on July 30th and is currently available for preorder on iTunes.
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Who run the world? Girls. And they'll likely be running X Factor for Season 3 as well.
Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland is near a deal to join the singing competition show as a judge, EW reports. The judges' panel will likely consist of executive producer Simon Cowell, returning judge Demi Lovato, Rowland and one other female judge (rumors are floating that Latina singer/actress Paulina Rubio is in talks to sit in the fourth chair on the panel). Hollywood.com reached out for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.
Grammy-winning Rowland would fit right in on the judges panel, having extensive singing experience as a founding member of Destiny's Child, as well as serving as a judge on the eighth season of the UK version of X Factor.
Let's hope Rowland and Fox near a deal soon, since X Factor starts production on Season 3 this Tuesday. Talk about under the wire!
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