Fremantle Hires ‘X Factor’ Veteran and former Dancing with the Stars EP Andrew Llinares as Director of Global Entertainment – Global production giant Fremantle has appointed Andrew Llinares as its director of global entertainment. Llinares — who will be based in London and report to group CEO Jennifer Mullin — takes over from Rob Clark, set to retire at the end of February after 20 years with the company. The role sees the exec assume overall responsibility for Fremantle’s vast global entertainment production, development and acquisitions teams, and with them hit franchises including Got Talent, Idol, The X Factor, Too Hot to Handle, The Masked Singer and I Can See Your Voice. Since 2011, while living and working in the U.S., he was also an executive producer and showrunner for the U.S. version of The X Factor, before becoming EP and showrunner on Dancing With The Stars in 2018. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter
Harry Styles to Perform at 2023 BRIT Awards – Harry Styles has been added to the performer lineup for next month’s 2023 BRIT Awards. On Tuesday morning (Jan. 17) the singer was added to the roster for the broadcast where he is up for four awards; album of the year (Harry’s House), artist of the year, pop/R&B act and song of the year for his smash single “As It Was.” Styles joins previously announced performers Wet Leg and Sam Smith & Kim Petras at the show slated to take place on Feb. 11 at the O2 Arena in London. – Read more at Billboard
Meet Jordin Sparks, RootsTech 2023 Keynote Speaker – RootsTech at FamilySearch is absolutely thrilled to announce Jordin Sparks, Grammy nominated, multi-platinum, singer and songwriter, and actress as a RootsTech 2023 Keynote Speaker.Register now to come and hear Jordin speak, and to understand her story better through songs that have shaped her life. RootsTech, will take place in Salt Lake City Utah March 2-4 2023. More information HERE. For more information about the conference or to register click HERE. Read more at FamilySearch.org
Behind The Scenes: Kelly Clarkson’s Cameo On ‘The Rookie’ – For Kelly’s 40th birthday, the cast of her favorite show “The Rookie” surprised her with an invite to join them on set, and that day has finally arrived! Go behind the scenes with Kelly as she films her cameo scene with the cast of “The Rookie.” The episode aired Tuesday night, but it’s streaming now on Hulu and Disney+.