‘AGT’: For Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, judging together was like ‘couples counseling’ – “Who better to judge potential champions but somebody who’s been a three-time (NBA) champion, has been voted an all-star 13 times? He’s got experience performing in high-pressure situations. I thought it was brilliant,” says actress Union, who serves on the panel with Julianne Hough and veterans Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel. “My wife is the best publicist I’ve ever had in my life,” says Wade, 37, who married Union in 2014. “Once it started getting closer, my wife saw me in a dark room doing research on judging: what to look for, what to expect, watching (previous) shows and contestants, just trying to get a feel without being there,” he says. “He watched film on everybody. He knew things about the judges and contestants that I had no idea (about). He was ready,” says Union… – Read more at USAToday
Lindsay Lohan Will Judge Australian Version of The Masked Singer After Selling Mykonos Club – Lohan — who recently sold the Mykonos venue featured on her MTV docuseries Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club — has signed on to judge the Australian edition of The Masked Singer, the show announced earlier this month on social media. Radio host Jackie O, pop sensation Dannii Minogue, comedian David Hughes and Osher Günsberg round out the judge’s panel. “I feel honored to sit on the panel and be part of such an amazing show,” said Lohan of joining the hit series. “Each week will be so exciting to watch who performs and try to guess who’s behind the masks.” – Read more at People
Border Crossings: Laine Hardy – Laine Hardy is the winner of Season 17 of American Ido. Laine performed his new single, the Ester Dean-penned “Flame” on the “American Idol” finale and the song reached #1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #2 overall. He is working on his debut album, “All aboard the Laine Train!”
Austin James catches up with American Idol winner Laine Hardy to find out what he’s been doing since he won the Idol title.
Interview: Lauren Alaina talks about her return to the UK, album number three and working with Chris Young – You recently announced that work has begun on album number three. Will it be a progression of the sound you established on Road Less Traveled or are you look to evolve in unexpected ways? I think it’ll be an extension but I think we’re definitely going to do some things differently and to try to expand in different ways, do things that we didn’t do on the last album but also some of the songs will just be like an extension of that. I’m very excited. It’s very early on. We’re going to take some risks and do some things a little differently but we’re also going to stay true to what we’ve done (so far). – Read more at Entertainment Focus
Cumulus Media Blocks Country Radio Stations From Airing Pete Buttigieg Interview – Cumulus Media, one of the largest broadcasting companies in the country, blocked one of its country radio station hosts from airing his interview with 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Blair Garner, whose self-titled Nash FM radio show is syndicated nationally across more than 150 radio stations, interviewed Buttigieg on Wednesday while the Democratic candidate visited Nashville, Tennessee, as part of his campaign tour. But Cumulus Media decided to spike the interview, blocking Garner and affiliate radio stations from airing any part of it, the radio host announced Friday. “My employer decided I couldn’t air it,” he tweeted with a link to the interview published on his personal Soundcloud account. – Read more at HuffPost