TV Upfront Events Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus – As the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. continues, some media companies are changing their plans for their annual upfront presentations. The upfronts typically bring together advertisers, media buyers and talent for live presentations in New York. Public health officials have warned against attending events with large crowds, which would include things like upfronts. Several companies have already canceled, postponed or modified plans for their presentations; the list below will be updated as more plans are announced or changed. – Read more at The Wrap
Katy Perry Mourns the Death of Her Grandma in Heartfelt Tribute – Katy Perry’s grandma, Ann Pearl Hudson, has passed away. The 35-year-old singer paid tribute to the late loved one via Instagram on Monday. “I don’t know when a soul enters a new vehicle, but if there is an afterlife where there’s a waiting room of the coming and going, my mind wonders if the soul that is waiting to come into my world is getting a kiss on the forehead from my sweet Grandma that departed this earth yesterday. My heart hopes so,” – Read more at E News
Midland Valley students serenade ‘American Idol’ star – “American Idol” star Melinda Doolittle sang for students at Midland Valley High School on Friday morning. Then they returned the favor. After a question-and-answer session during which Doolittle revealed CeCe Winans is her favorite artist to work with and former “Idol” judge Simon Cowell really could be scary, a student asked if the students could sing for her. – Read more at AikenStandard
How Carrie Underwood Found Her Path, Built Her Brand and Fueled Her Soul – Carrie Underwood is having trouble sitting still. “Relaxing is so hard for me. If there’s one thing I do not do, it is waste a moment,” the record-breaking country entertainer says, checking the hour-by-hour intake marks on a one-gallon water bottle by her side. Pleased she’s on track with her hydration, she says, “Nobody else notices, but I feel personal satisfaction setting and meeting goals.” – Read more at Parade
Carrie Underwood Ditched Her Husband and Kids to See Guns N’ Roses in Vegas – Carrie Underwood chats with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show about fulfilling her dream of meeting Axl Rose at a Guns N’ Roses concert and what inspired her app and fitness book, Find Your Path, and demonstrates fitness moves that helped her build muscles.
“American Idol” Alum Nick Fradiani on Starring in “A Bronx Tale”