CMA Awards to Remain on ABC With Contract Extension – ABC will continue to be the home of the annual Country Music Association Awards. The network and the CMA have signed an extension of their deal that will keep the awards, along with annual specials CMA Fest and CMA Country Christmas, on ABC through 2026. The extension will take the awards through their 20th year on the broadcast outlet; ABC first aired them in 2006. ABC first aired CMA Awards in 2006; they had run on CBS for more than 30 years prior to that. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
American Idol’s Grace Kinstler: She’s moving to Los Angeles
Chicago native Grace Kinstler announces that she’s moving to Los Angeles. The American Idol 3rd place finisher announced the news on Instagram. “Your girl is moving to LA !! Woot!!!” she wrote.
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Adam Lambert and Dua Lipa Pose at a Los Angeles Pride Event
Adam Lambert posts a photo of himself with pop singer Dua Lipa. Both attended he Evita Party Pride Month on Friday (June 18) at Nightingale in Los Angeles.
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Colton Dixon Says It’s ‘So Cool’ to See His Identical Twin Girls ‘Bloom Into Their Own Person’ – The American Idol alum, 29, recently caught up with PEOPLE about life as a dad to identical twin girls Ava Dior and Athens Elizabeth and his plans for his first Father’s Day this weekend. Dixon, who shares his 10-month-old daughters with wife Annie, says the past year with his little ones has been “incredible” and he is “so thankful” for the extra time he’s had with them at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I never really understood what parents meant, when they’re like, ‘Man, I didn’t realize I could love someone so much,’ ” he admits. “But then you have kids and you go, ‘Oh my gosh. I would literally do anything. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for them.’ ” – Read more at People
Paula Abdul talks about the 90s with People Magazine
.@PaulaAbdul is opening up about the plane crash she says sidelined her for seven years (the one people still don't believe happened) on the latest episode of PEOPLE in the '90s. Listen and subscribe: https://t.co/asDdyXkGFt pic.twitter.com/W4azADA8SE
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Exclusive: Alyssa Edwards on America’s Got Talent and incredible new campaign with Degree – And of course, we have to talk about America’s Got Talent. Beyond Belief were outstanding! Thank you! I was so proud. You could see it in my face. I’m an old soul with a young heart and I was so happy to see them there on that huge stage. Honestly, it was one of my proudest moments and those little kids inspire me and motivate me. My gosh, I have so much that is going on in my life right now where the stars have just aligned. – Read more at Gay Times
Inside Chris Harrison’s Shocking Downfall as ‘The Bachelor’ Host — and a $9 Million Payout (EXCLUSIVE) – Multiple insiders tell Variety that Harrison participated in the interview on his own volition, but was never requested by a network or studio publicist to sit down for the press opportunity. When Lindsay asked a par-for-the-course question about Kirkconnell, the “Extra” correspondent did not push Harrison to elaborate and she wasn’t expecting Harrison to dive in. But he did, head first — and with a crash landing. As all this was brewing, there was another major roadblock for Harrison. In March, current “Bachelorette” Katie Thurston flat-out refused to star in her season if Harrison was the host. While Harrison’s sugar-coated announcement of his departure appears to be harmonious, at closer look, the former host fails to thank the studio or network, while making sure to extend his gratitude to the fans. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter