Headlines: Alfonso Ribeiro Hosts PBS 4th, Can’t Cancel Pride

PBS’ ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Announces Lineup, Alfonso Ribeiro To HostAlfonso Ribeiro will host PBS’s A Capitol Fourth, the annual Independence Day celebration on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The live event, airing at 8 p.m. ET, will feature performances by Chicago, Boyz II Men, Belinda Carlisle, Babyface, Maddie & Tae, Charles Esten, the Broadway cast of A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical featuring Will Swenson and Robyn Hurder, and the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jack Everly. Also appearing will be the Muppets of Sesame Street. – Read more at Deadline

Can’t Cancel Pride 2023: How To Watch – Hosted by JoJo Siwa on June 15th, this year’s Can’t Cancel Pride will feature performances and appearances from influential voices in the LGBTQ+ community, including Elton John Impact Award recipient Brandi Carlile, Adam Lambert, Big Freedia, Ciara, Billy Porter, Fletcher, Hayley Kiyoko, Kelsea Ballerini, Kesha and more. Fans can tune in to Can’t Cancel Pride 2023 and watch the one-hour benefit special via iHeartRadio’s YouTube and Facebook pages, as well as iHeartRadio’s PrideRadio.com, Revry, The Roku Channel and The Advocate Channel on June 15th at 8pm ET/5pm PT. The event will then be available on-demand throughout Pride Month, until Friday, June 30th. – Read more at iHeart.com

Hollywood Foreign Press Association shutters, sells Golden Globes to production company – Big changes are afoot for the Golden Globe Awards now that Dick Clark Productions and Todd Boehly’s Eldridge have acquired the assets of the awards from the nonprofit Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which will shutter as the Globes franchise moves into a new era. The new owners will use the assets and the cash on hand from the HFPA to establish the Golden Globe Foundation, which will continue on the HFPA’s tradition of charitable giving. The awards show itself and related assets will now be part of the for-profit operations of Dick Clark Productions, which has long been allied with the HFPA for the awards show. The move out of the HFPA’s nonprofit status will allow the Globes to pursue many more commercial opportunities than were possible under the HFPA regime. – Read more at Today

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