Headlines: Carrie Underwood’s New Puppy, American Idol Gender Reveal

‘American Idol’s’ Grace Kinstler to help raise money for suicide prevention – Grace Kinstler, known for her time on “American Idol” in 2021, is one of multiple artists part of a benefit concert in Massachusetts to help raise money for suicide prevention. The Hold on til Dawn Benefit Concert is Sept. 23 with tickets on sale March 23. The concert aims to raise both funds and awareness for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. – Read more at Mass Live

Fox Launches ‘Masked Singer’ Web Community With Live-Voting Polls, Member-Exclusive Videos and Online Rewards Store – Fox and its Web3 media company Blockchain Creative Labs has launched “The Masked Singer Experience,” a new online, interactive community for fans, featuring live show voting polls, exclusive paid-member content, a points leaderboard and an online rewards store. The new experience went live at maskverse.com on Wednesday morning ahead of the “Masked Singer’s” primetime Season 9 premiere on Fox. Per Fox, “During episodes throughout the season, fans will be able to scan on-air QR codes to play along and vote on which character they believe will progress on to the next round.” This fan voting will not affect the series outcome, according to the network. – Read more at Variety

Jordin Sparks Praises Rihanna’s Halftime Performance, Talks Being Back on Stage After Giving Birth – The singer brought her 4-year-old son, Dana, to Universal Studios’ Super Nintendo World grand opening celebration event in Los Angeles on Wednesday — just days after watching Rihanna’s performance in person at the State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona — and she marveled at the jaw-dropping spectacle. “I thought it was amazing,” Sparks shared, smiling. “I was bouncing up and down! I was actually on the field the entire game, and I’ve never done that before.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Ryan Seacrest American Idol Gender Reveal in Hawaii – American Idol host Ryan Seacrest helped two superfans reveal the gender of their baby on stage during the Top 26 performances in Hawaii. On Instagram Ryan wrote, “Brandon & Britney have been fans of the show for years & were saddened to hear they had left Aulani a day before we began filming years ago. So without knowing our filming dates, they booked another trip on a whim, hoping to catch the show… Well, they just so happened to get pregnant between now & then, and luckily I saw them holding a sign asking me to host their gender reveal. So I brought them on stage before the show as a surprise.”

Carrie Underwood adopted an ADORABLE puppy – The American Idol season 4 winner introduced her puppy Charlotte on social media! “Meet Charlotte “Charlie” Nilla Fisher…newest member of the family! I met her in Charlotte when the lovely people at @pincdogrescue brought some puppies to the venue to make us all smile. We had been looking for the right pup for our family for a while and she seemed just too good to be true! She is happy at home playing with her boys…and Penny and Zero have responded well and are getting to know their new sister…”

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Chris Daughtry and Lzzy Hale Talk Success of Their ‘Separate Ways’ Cover & Being Reminded by ‘Stranger Things’ About ‘How Incredible That Song Is’ – When Daughtry frontman Chris Daughtry watched the final episode of the fourth season of Stranger Things, he knew what song his band was going to cover next During a tension-filled scene, he heard the haunting Bryce Miller/Alloy Tracks remix of Journey’s 1983 single “Separate Ways,” and he was sold on it. “The way they used it in the show reminded me of how incredible that song is,” Daughtry tells Billboard from his home office in Nashville. “And it has this darkness to it that really lends itself to being a heavier, more aggressive rock song.” (The Journey classic, a Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hit in ’83, also charted anew on Billboard’s Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs lists after being featured in the blockbuster Netflix series.) – Read more at Billboard

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