Headlines: David Foster, Kat McPhee Age Difference, JHud on Learning Piano

David Foster on his new Netflix doc, age difference with Katharine McPhee: ‘That’s our only problem’ – You say your relationship with Katharine is “a strange pairing, but it works for us.” Why do you think it works? Well, we have that musical connection. Look, we have haters on social media and there’s not a person around that’s not going to make some comment about the age difference. But there are so many things that can bring a marriage down: It can be financial, it can be children, it can be geography, it can be infidelity. And one of them is age difference, but that’s our only problem. Everything else is in line, so it’s not going to bring us down. – Read more at USAToday

Katy Perry Makes Major Chart History: Pink & Kelly Clarkson React – With the release of her first single “Daisies” from her upcoming sixth studio album, Perry joins the likes of Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, Pink and Kelly Clarkson as the fifth artist in history to achieve 16 career top 10 hits on Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs airplay chart this week (July 4). “Daisies” ties Perry with Clarkson, with 16 top 10s respectively, Pink with 17, Swift with 22, and Maroon 5 with 25. When the news broke, Pink and Clarkson were some of the first to congratulate the pregnant superstar with sweet, empowering messages on social media. “Congratulations Katy!!!!! Woot woot that’s a lot of ladies xoxo,” the “Just Give Me A Reason” recording artist tweeted, to which the 35-year-old responded, “The Moore the merrier” The “Broken & Beautiful” powerhouse also praised her fellow pop star’s latest accomplishment and gushed over her glowing maternal look in the “Daisies” music video. “Get it @katyperry you look BEAUTIFUL in this video #bytheway,” Clarkson tweeted. Perry replied, “Thank you friend” – Read more at OnAirWithRyan

Jennifer Hudson on Playing Aretha Franklin in New Film Respect: ‘It Still Feels Like She’s in Me’ – “Back in April 2003, I got to open up for her in Merrillville, Indiana, where she held a concert. That was before Dreamgirls, before I ever dreamed of playing her one day,” Hudson, 38, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I’ve gotten to pay tribute to her many times since then, but every time is like the first time.” “I started piano lessons,” she says of just one of the ways she got into character. “Aretha got me back in music school. It’s still a process, but the film has made me more passionate about learning an instrument and expressing myself musically.” – Read more at People

Crystal Bowersox Preaches Love and Unity with New Single “Courage To Be Kind” – “I’ve gone through several different scenarios in my mind, wondering what I would do in each of them, and the pain from simply imagining that sort of situation becomes too much for me to bear,” she says, wondering if she’d be as merciful. “I remember watching Felicia Sanders speak so eloquently about forgiveness the very next day after her son Tywana was stolen from her, while knowing that the murderer (whose name I refuse to mention) showed little remorse… I don’t know what I would do, to be perfectly honest. I’d like to think that I would be able to forgive in the way that they did.” – Read more at American Songwriter

David Cook Flips the Switch on Anxiety With New Single ‘Reds Turn Blue’ (Exclusive) – The 37-year-old went on to reveal the new single is part of an upcoming EP, which he shares will join a “couple of other songs in the can,” though he’s “just kind of sitting on [them] right now” amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has swept the country and world. “Another side effect of everything going on is, it’s been tough to get into a studio and track these things properly. The hope is, to start doing that — I hate using the word ‘soon,’ because it’s kind of open-ended. But soon,” he said, reiterating how there’s no timeframe at the moment in light of the health crisis for the EP’s release, but assured fans, “the goal is to put out a bigger collection.” – See the video at Popculture

Jessica Sanchez once auditioned for ‘Miss Saigon’ – MANILA — Now it can be told: Jessica Sanchez revealed that she once tried out for the Broadway production of “Miss Saigon.” Sanchez, who finished runner-up in the 11th season of “American Idol” in 2012, made the revelation on RX 93.1’s “The Morning Rush” on Friday, July 3. “It was difficult because my voice isn’t really a Broadway voice. So that’s what kinda challenging. I guess it will depend on what Broadway (show) I will be doing and then also I wasn’t really familiar with like acting and stuff like that,” Sanchez said. “I still have to learn a little bit of acting and then try to train my voice to be able to do a little bit more like a Broadway sound. And then definitely I would be down to do Broadway. That sounds like a lot of fun,” she added. – Read more at ABS-CBN News

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