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It wasn’t all a dream… it actually came true for Little Mix last week.

The girl group, which is currently supporting Ariana Grande her “Dangerous Woman” tour, traveled through a schedule last week that is hectic even by the girls’ standards. Little Mix started in Uncasville, Connecticut at the original Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday February 17. The day began with a whirlwind radio promo schedule, continued with an album signing and acoustic performance in The Shops at Mohegan Sun and ended with a performance for the sold-out arena crowd.

Then the girls crossed the pond to perform at The Brit Awards, the UK’s version of our GRAMMYs, on the 22. Little Mix was also nominated for three awards and took home the hardware for “British Single Of The Year” thanks to “Shout Out To My Ex.” The track hit number one in the UK for multiple weeks and served as the first single from the group’s fourth LP, “Glory Days.”

The next day: back to the U.S. Little Mix hopped back on Grande’s tour to open up for the pop star at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” Madison Square Garden.

“We love it,” Jesy Nelson responded when I inquired about how they navigate the long travel and many responsibilities. “It’s tiring and it does take its toll but at the end of the day when we get on stage that just makes up for it because we get to see all of our fans and it’s just the most incredible feeling.”

I chatted with the girls in between the acoustic performance and autograph signing in Connecticut and when I brought up the week that included both The Brits and the MSG performance, there seemed to be more excitement than nervousness amongst them.

“To make two dreams come true,” Nelson said as the other girls talked about the idea of both possibly winning a Brit and taking the stage at The Garden, “C’mon, that’s pretty cool.”

They’ve even found some time amidst the madness to celebrate the success of their latest album.

“We do go out quite a bit,” Jade Thirwall admitted, rather sheepishly, before eliciting laughter from her bandmates. “Hey if we’ve got something to celebrate, there’s nothing wrong with that!”

Of course, the only thing better than having something to celebrate is having two things to celebrate. But the quartet, which formed during the eighth season of “The X-Factor” in 2011, will be hard-pressed to fit that into its schedule. Little Mix will continue to tour with Grande through mid-April and then embark on its own headlining trek overseas in May. There’s a sizable break in shows during the months of September and October, but the ladies revealed that those months are set-aside at the moment for studio time to begin work on the next album.

PageSix.com Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell called in to the show on Monday. He had news on Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey and Aaron Carter – who apparently won’t be voting in the upcoming election because of Internet trolls.
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Day 2 of the broadcast Backstage at The 58th GRAMMYs is always more hectic but also a lot of fun: you’re set up, in a groove and a lot of artists are coming by – usually more so than the previous day. It was great meeting ‘Idol’ winner Nick Fradiani, BØRNS and actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld. I also loved catching up with our bud Alessia Cara and seeing Zendaya for the first time in a minute.






For “Weekend Scoop,” InStyle Magazine Senior Editor Sharon Clott Kanter called in to talk about her interview with Ariana Grande regarding the singer’s new fragrance. Read all about it in the October issue!

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Life & Style Weekly reports that one of Katy Perry’s producers threw some shade Taylor Swift’s way. Senior Reporter Andrew Nodell also talked about Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande on “Ralphie Tonight.”

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Life & Style Weekly reports that Lady Gaga underwent quite the makeover on a commercial flight recently. Reporter Evan Real also talked about Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian on “Ralphie Tonight.”

Scooter Braun, an executive producer on The Giver, chatted at its world premiere with “Ralphie Tonight” about Ariana Grande’s big 2014, why he signed Rixton, and if we can expect new music this year from Justin Bieber.

Ariana Grande saw how hard her fans were working to vote her Kohl’s New Artist Of The Year at the 2013 American Music Awards. Still, the 20 year-old did not prepare an acceptance speech.

“My mom wrote it down for me,” Grande revealed of the list she pulled out on stage with names of people to thank. “She was like, ‘Just so you don’t forget anything,’ and I was like, ‘Oh my God.’”

Grande rushed through the names in seconds. The Nickelodeon star told me afterwards that if she could have added anyone to her on camera thank you list, it would have been her grandparents in Florida.

The entire evening seemed to overwhelm Grande, which also included a rousing performance of her single, “The Way” along with “Tattooed Heart.” Both appear on Grande’s debut studio album, Yours Truly. The artist earned a standing ovation from the likes of superstars like Lady Gaga after she finished singing.

“I can’t see anything. I have really bad eye sight,” Grande told me when I asked if she could make out celebrities’ faces in the crowd from on stage. “For some reason I can’t learn how to put in contacts, and I’m not going to go on stage in glasses.”

So, just as I had witnessed moments earlier, Grande simply powers through. By the time she reached our one-on-one room backstage at the AMAs, the singer was literally hobbled. She later told me that she felt like she was going to pass out. A whole pineapple, tofu, and a soy latte later – and Grande was back to her normal self, barely able to contain her excitement as she spoke about an evening she won’t soon forget.