Pop star Ariana Grande treats her manager Scooter Braun as a stepdad because she "barely" sees her own father. The Problem hitmaker's parents Joan Grande and Edward Butera split when she was a young child and while her dad stayed in the family's home town in Florida, Grande and her mother relocated to Beverly Hills when her singing career took off.
Grande admits she now sadly sees very little of her dad due to her hectic schedule, so she relies on Braun, who also launched Justin Bieber's career, to mentor her since he signed her up last year (13).
Speaking to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper, she says, "(Braun)'s like a stepdad. I barely see (my father), but when I do it's very pleasant. I love my dad. That was very hard as a young girl when my parents got divorced. Being in the middle of it was so stressful. And of course being made up of both of them - I was like, 'Hey, if they both dislike each other's attributes so much, what am I to like about me? I'm made from these two people and I'm caught in the middle of all this fighting.' It was traumatic."
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun has given South Korean pop singer Cl a big career boost by signing on to help her crack the U.S. market as a solo star. The 23 year old, who shot to superstardom in Asia as a member of girl group 2NE1, is branching out on her own and Braun has taken her under his wing at his label School Boy Records to help guide her career as she prepares her debut solo album for release next spring (15).
CL joins a roster which includes fellow K-Pop star Psy, Bieber, Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, who have all experienced huge chart success with Braun.
Dance music superstars Tiesto and Steve Angello and music mogul Scooter Braun have joined forces to invest in a new cloud-based music service, called Splice. The new venture will make it easier for musicians and DJs from all over the world to collaborate on new music.
Ariana Grande has denied reports she scrapped her promotional schedule in Australia because she was unhappy with a photoshoot.
The Problem hitmaker was reported to have stormed out of a photo session Down Under because she was unimpressed with the pictures produced, but Grande is adamant there is no truth to the rumours.
She tells Australian radio show Mike E & Emma, "I did hear about something just 10 minutes ago that was totally untrue and very annoying... There's no record to set straight. It was just a photographer or something who got mad at me because I left to change my outfit mid-photoshoot because I didn't like my top and I was like, 'Oh I'll be right back' and then I came back and he had left and I was like 'Oh s**t' . He's now... said all these ridiculous untrue things about me and I'm just like, you know what, that's not real, that's nonsense, my fans know who I am, my family knows who I am, my friends know who I am and that's all that matters."
Grande's manager Scooter Braun also defended her on Twitter.com on Monday (08Sep14), writing, "@ArianaGrande is kind, caring, and more than anything she is a great human being (sic). Some people make up rumours for a living... so... saying things about Ari comes with her now being a big star. But saying she isn't a good person that ain't gonna fly... There is zero truth to anything different. Enough is enough...(sic)."
Last month (Aug14), Grande had to defend herself when a group of U.S. fans accused her of being rude and cold towards the crowd at a meet-and-greet session. Grande claims she acted that way because she was upset.
The radio interview with the pop star is due to air on Wednesday (10Sep14).
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun is reportedly set to become a first-time father. The talent boss, 33, wed philanthropist Yael Cohen in July (14) and now the happy couple is preparing to become parents, according to Eonline.com.
Braun also oversees the careers of Ariana Grande and Carly Rae Jepsen, who teamed up with Bieber at the wedding reception to perform her hit Call Me Maybe.
Cohen is the CEO of charity organisation F**k Cancer.
The pair has yet to comment on the pregnancy rumours.
On/off couple Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez became the latest celebrities to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over the weekend (16-17Aug14). Bieber was nominated to dunk a bucket of freezing water over his head by his manager Scooter Braun, while Gomez's pal Taylor Swift dared the singer/actress to follow her lead and raise awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Bieber posted his dunking on his Instagram on Saturday (16Aug14) and nominated President Barack Obama and Ellen DeGeneres to follow suit. He did it again the following day, and this time invited his fans to take the challenge.
Gomez posted her big freeze on Sunday (17Aug14) and called upon model pals Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse as well as her Spring Breakers co-star James Franco.
Gwen Stefani also got dunked with icy water over the weekend as Blake Shelton, her co-judge on U.S. talent show The Voice poured a bucket over her posted the footage online.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is a social-media phenomenon intended to raise money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. ALS causes nerve cells in the brain and the spinal chord to eventually degenerate and die, which can lead to full muscle paralysis and respiratory failure.
Participants have 24 hours to either donate $100 (£58) to fight ALS, or dump a bucket of ice water over their heads and only donate $10 (£5.98). They then must nominate someone else to take part. Many of the celebrities who have dunked have made a donation as well.
Jon Bon Jovi also added his name to the list of Ice Bucket Challenge participants when he got dunked by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and New England Patriots boss Robert Kraft during a garden party.
Posting the footage online on Sunday, he nominated his Bon Jovi bandmates to follow his dripping wet example.
Lady Gaga is one of the latest stars to have been nominated for the challenge. She pledged a $10,000 (£5,882) donation and asked her fans around the world to follow her example.
Pop star Ariana Grande has sparked rumours of a new romance with frequent collaborator Big Sean following her split from singer Jai Brooks.
The Way hitmaker, 21, became friends with the rapper last year (13) after working together on her single Right There, while they recently teamed up again on her new summer smash Problem and her next release, Best Mistake.
Reports suggest they have since grown so close, they have started dating. The pair was snapped leaving a Los Angeles movie theatre together earlier this month (Aug14) after catching a screening of action thriller The Purge: Anarchy, and eyewitnesses tell Eonline.com the stars shared a kiss during the film.
Grande reportedly ended her on/off relationship with Brooks in late July (14), not long after reconciling.
Big Sean, 26, has been single since calling off his engagement to Glee actress Naya Rivera in April (14). Rivera has since rebounded with actor Ryan Dorsey, with the pair tying the knot in Mexico in July (14).
Justin Bieber has delighted fans by sharing video footage of Hollywood veteran Tom Hanks showing off his dance moves at the weekend (05-06Jul14) wedding of music manager Scooter Braun. Braun wed cancer activist Yael Cohen in Whistler, Canada on Sunday (06Jul14) in front of guests including the Baby hitmaker, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, actress Sophia Bush and British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.
They celebrated the nuptials at a reception which featured Bieber's cover of The Beatles' All You Need is Love and a duet between the young singer and Braun's other client, Jepsen, but it was Hanks' performance on the dance floor later on in the evening which has since captured headlines.
In a video posted on Bieber's Instagram.com page on Monday (07Jul14), the Captain Phillips star is shown wearing a Jewish yarmulke and shawl over his suit as he dances to R&B singer Montell Jordan's 1995 classic This Is How We Do It.
In the accompanying caption, Bieber writes, "Haha Tom Hanks singing This Is How we do it dressed like a Rabbi lol (laugh out loud) #thatdancetho (sic)".
"Big weekend for the team! Congrats @scooterbraun and @yael on the wedding. We killed that Love Actually surprise! And now....!!!!" Justin Bieber congratulates his manager Scooter Braun on his marriage over the weekend (05-06Jul14). The pop star performed at the ceremony, singing a cover of the Beatles' All You Need is Love, which was featured in the film Love Actually.
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun is a married man after tying the knot with his fiancee in Canada over the weekend (05-06Jul14). Braun wed cancer activist Yael Cohen in Whistler in front of guests including the Baby hitmaker, pop star Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, actress Sophia Bush and British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, according to TMZ.com.
During the ceremony, Bieber serenaded the happy couple with a cover of The Beatles' All You Need is Love and later joined Braun's other charge, Jepsen, for a performance of her hit Call Me Maybe.
On Monday (07Jul14), Bush took to her Twitter.com account to congratulate the bride, writing, "Congratulations to my beautiful bunny, the bride. @yael, you are one of the kindest, most intelligent, giving people I know. I'm so happy you've found your other half. Here's to a lifetime of love."
This is the first wedding for the couple, which became engaged in January (14).