‘The Masked Singer,’ ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Love Death and Robots’ Among Early, Juried Winners for 2021 Emmys – Meanwhile, the outstanding costumes for a variety, nonfiction or reality program category, which had just one winner in recent years (last year going to “The Masked Singer,” has moved back to being a juried award. “The Masked Singer” won the category again this year, but was joined by IFC’s “Sherman’s Showcase Black History Month Spectacular” and Disney Plus’ “Black is King.” – Read more at Variety
Brooke Simpson says she still gets nervous even with her years of experience on stage
David Archuleta reflects on coming out at age 30: ‘I wish when I was a little kid that there was someone talking about this’ – I had my first feelings of attraction were towards girls, but then guys started after, and that’s when I was really confused. I’m like, “Why do I feel this regardless of the gender?” I was really uncomfortable because I didn’t know what that meant. I didn’t know what that was. … I think a lot of people like me, maybe if you do want to be more reserved with your life and just keep it more conservative with how you go about discovering your attractions and your sexuality, there still should be room for people who are LGBTQIA+. I like to add the “Q” and “A” just to help people know there’s not just one normal way.
Have you started dating guys, or at least considered dipping your toe in the dating pool and thinking, “OK, maybe I’m ready to give this a try”? I feel like if I want it to be honest with myself and understand my feelings, I have to be open to that. I definitely have my boundaries still, and I like to be careful still, but I have to be willing to get to know guys. … It’s been great so far. I feel like God has given me people that I needed to walk this journey with. It’s been really wonderful so far. – Read more at Yahoo.com
David Archuleta ‘Devastated’ Over ‘American Idol’ Co-Star Syesha Mercado’s Child Custody Battle (Exclusive) – “[She’s] always been very level-headed, very mature. She’s always had this elegance and grace to her sophistication,” Archuleta told PopCulture.com exclusively. “It pained me to see her going through this and I was just devastated. I was shocked. Because I’m like, Syesha’s such an intelligent, strong human being — a powerful woman and a powerful human.” “There was no one better for this to happen to because the way that she can say, ‘This is not right’ and to show people — I don’t want to see it happen to her, but if it’s going to happen, how fortunate, because look at how she’s been able to show like, ‘Hey, this is happening. This is going on, and we need help,’” because she does it with so much tactfulness, and with her elegance and grace that she does everything with. And it’s allowed people to stand by her and support her.” – Read more at PopCulture.com
Exclusive Interview with Lauren Alaina – We talk to Lauren Alaina about her new album, ‘Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World,’ her upcoming book, ‘Getting Good at Being You,’ her why honesty matters, and so much more.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson Says Miranda Lambert Is The “Most Authentic Artist” On Country Radio – “All of my favorite songwriters are storytellers, and I think it’s cool that sometimes you can tell a story based entirely on your own experiences,” says Hutchinson in an exclusive Music Mayhem interview. “It can be very autobiographical, and other times you’re just telling a story out of nowhere. I think this EP definitely has a mix of both. I think writing, in general, this year became much more important to me. It’s just kind of an escape from all the circumstances of the year,” he adds. “Miranda Lambert is probably my favorite artist on the radio in the past decade. She’s one of those that will be looked back on as one of the greatest to ever do it,” Hutchinson tweeted. Read more at Music Mayhem Magazine