Headlines: DWTS’ Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson Married

Dancing with the Stars’ Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson Are Married – On Saturday, Dancing with the Stars‘ Val Chmerkovskiy and Jenna Johnson tied the knot in a romantic ceremony overlooking the ocean at the Terranea Resort in Rancho Palo Verdes, California. The couple, who got engaged in June 2018, said their “I do’s” in front of 200 of their closest friends and family, underneath a beautiful chuppah decorated with tibet roses, ranunculus, astilbe, lisianthus, garden roses and peonies all in whites and ivories. – Read more and see FULL Photos at People

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Grammy Award-Winning Gloria Gaynor Releases First Single Off New Record – After decades spent as the reigning Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor is announcing the release of her new gospel album, Testimony (June 7th). Recording for the first time in Nashville with Grammy-winning producers Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Blake Shelton) and Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney), Gaynor uplifts listeners with a carefully-chosen selection of classic hymns, self-penned songs, as well as a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” To work on the album, Gaynor brought together a powerhouse collaborative that includes special guests Yolanda Adams, Jason Crabb, Mike Farris, and Bart Millard (MercyMe), as well as powerful backup vocals from Latrese Bush, Melinda Doolittle, and Jason Eskridge. – Read more at Broadway World

Catching up with Jej Vinson, the Filipino breakout star from ‘The Voice’ – Vinson earned the coveted four-chair turn (wherein all the judges decide to recruit a contestant for their respective teams) and ultimately chose to join Kelly Clarkson’s team. “She’s just so genuine, like the Kelly Clarkson you meet in person is the same Kelly Clarkson you see on T.V. I mean, all the judges are so amazing, but I felt like Kelly would be the best fit for me personally,” Vinson tells the Asian Journal in a recent interview. – Read more at Asian Journal

Betsy Ade moving on to live ‘Voice’ shows – Ade, 40, a substitute teacher for Kenosha Unified School District and the lead singer for the band Well-Known Strangers, is in Los Angeles preparing for the live episodes of “The Voice.” In those few seconds on stage before Clarkson “saved” her, Ade said she was “a ball of nerves. There’s a sense of relief after you’re done singing and part of you is thinking, ‘Let’s go home and have a cheeseburger,’ but you want to listen closely to the coaches; you want to focus in on what they’re saying and learn from it.” There was “a hint of disappointment,” Ade said when Legend chose Ramey, but she was quick to praise her former team member. – Read more at Kenosha News

‘American Idol’s’ Madison VanDenburg was a Soap Box Derby champ – Madison VanDenburg’s first taste of fame wasn’t on “American Idol.” It was the Capital District Soap Box Derby in 2010. The singer, who was just eight years old at the time, won the local competition in Albany. She went on to compete in the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio, according to Ginger Miller. Miller was the soap box derby race director for years and saw VanDenburg go on to win in just about every local division. In 2016 and 2017, VanDenburg was a driver in the Super Kids race, which is done with a two-seater car to make it accessible to kids with disabilities. – Read more at Daily Gazette

Kelly Clarkson Says She Ruined ‘Frozen’ for Her Daughter When She Told Her Elsa & Anna Aren’t Real (Exclusive) – Speaking with ET’s Kevin Frazier on Sunday while promoting her upcoming animated comedy Ugly Dolls, Clarkson revealed that, in the process of explaining to her daughter how she voiced one of the main characters in the family comedy, she accidentally ruined the magic of Frozen. “I pretty much crushed her dreams,” Clarkson said, referring to 4-year-old River Rose. “I didn’t really realize what I was doing.” “I was explaining to her, because she was confused, and I said, ‘It’s my voice. Like, you know, like how Elsa and Anna, there’s a person that plays Elsa and Anna?’ And I didn’t get what I was doing!” she added. – Watch the Video at Entertainment Tonight

Kelly Clarkson on ‘the Hardest Thing I Will Ever Do’ – She had Chrissy Metz on, saying that the death of her own father really informed the Q&A she did with the “This Is Us” star. “We relate a lot… My father had just passed away, and it was literally nobody on set knew except for my husband, so I had to do this whole interview about, you know, struggles with her dad — we have very similar things — so my very first interview for my talk show was the hardest thing I will ever do.” On the bright side, Kelly noted, “That was my first interview, so I can handle anything.” “We did actually a couple big, serious subjects as well which I actually liked almost more,” she said. “Terry Crews was on it and we got to talk about the #MeToo movement, which I did not actually know in depth like you know his story.” – Read more at Extra

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