Headlines: GLAAD Media Awards, Jershika Maple Hometown Honors

The Grammy Awards has a New Date

The 64th #GRAMMYs have been rescheduled and will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3 on CBS. Trevor Noah from the Daily Show hosts.

GLAAD Media Awards Nominations Announced – GLAAD today (Jan 19) announced the nominees in 30 categories for its 33rd Annual Media Awards. Reality Show nominees include: Dancing with the Stars, RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Voice. DWTS featured it’s first same-sex couple, JoJo Siwa and pro partner Jenna Johnson came in 2nd place. On The Voice, a duo Jim and Sasha Allen featured a trans contestant, Sasha Allen who made it all the way to the semi-finals. See the Full List at Deadline

Harry Styles Taking His 2022 ‘Love On Tour’ to Europe, South America – Harry Styles announced the dates for the 2022 European and South American legs of his “Love on Tour” on Wednesday (Jan. 19). The outing that will feature opening sets from Arlo Parks (Dublin), Koffee (Latin America), Mitski (UK dates) and Wolf Alice (select European shows) on select dates is slated to kick off on June 11 with a show at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow and run through a Dec. 10 gig at Pedreira Paulo Leminski in Curitiba, Brazil. The 32-city tour comprised of dates rescheduled due to the pandemic and three new UK gigs includes the singer’s first-ever stadium shows at Ibrox in Glasgow, Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, UK and London’s famed Wembley Stadium. – Read more at Billboard

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT LAS VEGAS LIVE AT LUXOR WELCOMES NEWEST HEADLINER LÈA KYLE FRIDAY, JAN. 21 – Season 16 illusionist and finalist Lèa Kyle will join the extraordinary ensemble in America’s Got Talent Las Vegas LIVE, the high-energy entertainment spectacular performing at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Kyle is scheduled to make her debut Friday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Kyle, who earned a coveted Golden Buzzer and global recognition for her quick-change costumes on Season 16 of America’s Got Talent television show, brings her lightning speed illusions to Luxor Theater audiences as the newest addition to the most exciting variety show on the Las Vegas Strip. In addition to dazzling millions of viewers on the most world’s successful competition franchise, her impressive resume includes recognition as the 2019 French Champion of Magic, the 2021 Vice-European Champion of Magic and the prestigious Mandrake d’Or in 2021, an award honoring some of the world’s greatest magicians. – REad more at PRNewswire

‘The Voice’ finalist Jershika Maple recognized by City Council – Killeen resident Jershika Maple, a recent finalist on the singing competition show “The Voice” was recognized by the Killeen City Council during their meeting on Tuesday night. Killeen mayor Jose Segarra brought Maple up to the front of the Council where he read out her achievement and joked that he couldn’t pronounce any of the names of the famous people who have congratulated Maple. “I just know my grandkids are going to be mad at me,” Segarra joked. Segarra declared Jan 8. to be Jershika Maple day. – REad more at KDHNews

“Thank you So much, for declaring January 18th as Jershika Maple Day!,” Jershika, who came in 5th place on The Voice 21 posted on social media. “So grateful to Make such a positive impact in my community. Like he said this is only the beginning… the best is yet to come ????City of Killeen Mayor – Jose Segarra”

Lauren Spencer Smith speaks with Audacy’s Julia

American Idol 18 semi-finalist Lauren Spencer Smith speaks with Audacy’s Julia on her new single “Fingers Crossed” and more!

Former American Idol Contestant’s 3-Year-Old Daughter Has a Rare Disease that Causes Benign Tumors – Even before she became a contestant on American Idol, Althea Grace kept her dreams in sight. But at 10 months old, Lennon started having seizures and was eventually diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex, a rare disorder that causes benign tumors and affects 1 in 6,000 newborns in the United States. Lennon’s condition triggered liver failure, which left her hovering near death until she was able to have a transplant at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles just before her first birthday in January 2020. Her appearance on the show struck a chord with viewers as well. When the episode aired in March 2021, Althea Grace was overwhelmed by responses of people dealing with tuberous sclerosis. One mom posted a photo of her and her daughter in the hospital watching the episode, saying, “It made us feel comforted and not alone.” – Read more at People

American Idol season 2 Alum Trenyce Has a Supporting Role in a Lifetime Movie

Remember Trenyce? She finished 5th on American Idol season 2. She has a small role in the Lifetime movie My Best Friend’s Secret Life. She posted a clip on Twitter. She plays a school teacher.

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