Headlines: Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood Duet, Jeremiah Harmon’s Family Accepts Him

This is Us Actress Chrissy Metz set for ‘Breakthrough’ moment at ACM Awards with Carrie Underwood – Metz will make her television debut as a singer Sunday when Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton and Maddie & Tae join her to sing “I’m Standing with You” on the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will air live from the MGM Grand’s Garden Arena at 7 p.m. on CBS. – Read more at Tennessean.com

Melanie Martinez Signs With CAA: Exclusive – Creative Artists Agency has signed singer/songwriter and director Melanie Martinez, who was previously represented by ICM Partners. This summer, Martinez will release her highly anticipated follow-up album, paired with a 90-minute feature film written, directed by, and starring herself. She will continue to be managed by Ron Shapiro Management. Her attorney is Debra White at Loeb & Loeb and she is signed to Atlantic Records. – Read more at Billboard

STX Nabs Animated Pic ‘Playmobil: The Movie’ for U.S. Release – STXfilms has partnered with ON Animation Studios to pick up U.S. distribution rights for the animated adventure Playmobil: The Movie. Open Road Films earlier held all U.S. distribution rights to the feature film based on the German toy line before the Hollywood mini-studio hit the skids and had its assets sold off. Daniel Radcliffe, Meghan Trainor, Kenan Thompson, Adam Lambert, Jim Gaffigan, Anya Taylor Joy and Gabriel Bateman lead the voice cast for the movie, which was directed by animation veteran Lino DiSalvo (Frozen, Tangled, Bolt) and written by Blaise Hemingway, Greg Erb and Jason Oremland. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

American Idol’s Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon Says His Family Accepts Him – It’s interesting, the narrative that’s been told so far, because the things that I’ve said are that it has been a challenge coming out in a conservative Christian environment, and that my parents don’t accept that part about me, which is true. But I’ve never said that my parents have rejected me, or don’t accept me as me, their son. And that in combination with my parents not being able to make it to the first couple performances and [not being] featured on the show yet, you know, it’s easy for people to take that and run with it and say, “Oh, Jeremiah’s parents are these monstrous, abusive people,” which in reality, they’re just trying to integrate this experience and they’re processing it in their own way. – Read more at OUT

Haley Reinhart Discusses Her New Album, “Lo-Fi Soul”


American Idol Alum Danny Gokey Talks Fourth Baby on the Way — and How He’d Be ‘Ready for No. 5’ – “I had to learn some things because it’s not easy,” he tells PEOPLE in an exclusive conversation. “Being a dad is one of my favorite things in life. This spring, I went on a 44-city tour. In addition to that, I did a 15-city radio tour and then I finished a record.” “It’s one of those things where I had to buckle down and weather the storm,” Gokey explains. “From January until now, I’ve only been home probably three weeks at most.” – Read more at People

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