New “Color Purple” Musical Begins Filming – Principal photography has officially gotten underway on “The Color Purple,” a new film adaptation of the Tony-winning stage musical based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The project stars American Idol season 3 alum Fantasia Barrino who also played the role on Broadway. Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, H.E.R., Louis Gossett Jr., and David Alan Grier also star. More at Dark Horizons.com
Fantasia Barrino announces New Book
Speaking of Fantasia, she and her husband co-wrote No Crowns in the Castle a self-help book on navigating married life. It can be pre-ordered now and will be out April 26.
— Fantasia Taylor (@TasiasWord) April 6, 2022
Dozens Of Celebrities Join Global Social Media Rally ‘Stand Up For Ukraine’ – Dozens of celebrities will take part in the “Stand Up for Ukraine” social media rally beginning this Friday (April 8) and leading into Saturday (April 9), where a pledging event is set to take place in Warsaw, Poland. Global Citizen made the announcement on Wednesday (April 6). The list includes Adam Lambert, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Ellen Degeneres, Jesse McCartney, Kesha, Maneskin, Rita Ora, Weezer and many more. – Read at iHeart.com
Camila Cabello gets ‘true to herself’ with new album – Camila Cabello is gearing up to release her third album Familia on APril 8. She told Reuters “I was just like in a really kind of s***** place, like mental health wise,” she said. On track three, “Psychofreak”, Cabello sings: “I don’t blame the girls for how it went down…” and confirmed those lyrics referred to her former Fifth Harmony group members. “That song is basically about anxiety and all of the different things that have made up like my journey with anxiety and starting off really young in the industry.” Camila revealed that her contact with her ex-band mates is limited, but positive. “We have been like supportive of each other through like DMs and stuff,” she said. “I’m like in a in a really good place with, with them.” – Read more at Reuters
Katharine McPhee Calls Herself a ‘Retired’ Recording Artist – The American Idol alum and her husband David Foster spoke to Extra before Clive Davis’ 90th birthday party. Katharine talked about working with Clive on her debut album after American Idol.
‘Rugrats’ Voiceover Artist E.G. Daily Reflects On ‘The Voice’ Audition – Voice over artist and singer EG Daily spoke with Kelly Clarkson about why she auditioned for The Voice season 5. She eventually landed on Team Blake Shelton, but was eliminated during the Knockout round.
Carrie Underwood and Jax team up on Tik Tok
When Jax saw her fellow American Idol alum Carrie Underwood at her Las Vegas residency, the two teamed up for a fun Tik Tok video. The season 14 alum namechecked Carrie in her recent single “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” In the new clip, when Jax sings “I went all Carrie Underwood on him” referring to Carrie’s hit “Before He Cheats” the season 4 winner pops into the shot with a baseball bat. Watch it below.