Carrie Underwood’s “Champion” Set to Drop January 12
Carrie Underwood’s Super Bowl LII anthem, “Champion” is set to drop on January 12.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) January 8, 2018
Q&A: ‘American Idol’ winner Phillip Phillips talks Jimmy Iovine, Collective Soul, Georgia Bulldogs – Atlanta Business Chronicle: I know Interscope provides a lot of things but the access it provides to sporting events is pretty unbelievable. Is that your favorite perk? What’s one of your favorite perks of being signed to Interscope? Phillip Phillips: I’ve gotten quite a few Beats [headphones] from [Interscope and Beats Electronics co-founder] Jimmy Iovine. He’s a good guy, a good friend and just legendary. So, a lot of Beats headphones. Sometimes it’s a perk. Sometimes it’s like, ‘Ahh! It’s a lot!’ (Laughs). But, sporting events [too]. There’s a lot of good people Interscope. I’m a pretty easy-going guy. I don’t need much to make me happy other than maybe some good food. – Read more at BizJournals
The Golden Globes Red Carpet Turns Black—And Political – It was a red carpet, but not like any Giuliana Rancic and Ryan Seacrest knew how to deal with. It was, therefore, one of the most invigorating, overtly political and conversation-starting red carpets probably ever broadcast. This was not to be conversation about clothes and diets and babies, but politics and inequality and sexual assault and pay parity. Hours before the Golden Globes on Sunday night, Amy Schumer sought, via Instagram, to get attendees to the awards show to ask, in E!’s Live From the Red Carpet show, to bring up Catt Sadler’s departure from the network after she discovered that her male co-host Jason Kennedy was making nearly double her salary. – Read more at The Daily Beast
Ryan Seacrest didn’t want to talk about Time’s Up on Golden Globes red carpet – At this year’s Golden Globes, celebrities actually wanted to be asked hard-hitting red carpet questions. To show their solidarity with women’s rights across industries, the Time’s Up movement requested that celebrities dress in black. And most did, a visual symbol that their attention was on the sexual harassment allegations and movement for change in Hollywood and that they were ready to open up on the red carpet. Unfortunately, the red carpet interviewers weren’t necessarily ready themselves — particularly when it came to speaking with Hollywood’s leading men. – Read more at Yahoo News
Catching Up With America’s Got Talent Winner Darci Lynne Farmer – Is there a highlight or a moment that you will always remember of somebody you got to meet or something you got to do because you won? I was really excited about meeting Grace VanderWaal because she had been to AGT that year when we were performing. I didn’t get a chance to take a picture with her. I was super sad, but she came back to perform, and I was like, “Yes,” so I got to meet and take a picture, and she was very, very nice and kind to me and gave me a little advice. It was pretty cool. – Read more at Parade
Eurovision Switches From All-Male to All-Female Host Lineup -The Eurovision Song Contest appears to have heard its critics. After getting some chiding for picking three men to host last year’s competition, contest organizers announced Monday that this year’s event in Portugal will feature four female presenters. Critics on social media reproached the organizers for featuring only male hosts in Kiev last year when the contest is supposed to celebrate diversity. The organizers say the May finals in Lisbon will be hosted by four Portuguese-speaking women. They are Daniela Ruah, who was born in the United States and is a star on the hit television show NCIS: Los Angeles, and three women known for their TV work in Portugal: Filomena Cautela, Silvia Alberto and Catarina Furtado. – Read more at THR