Headlines: Grammy Day, Katie Stevens Engaged, Clay Aiken Bot Scandal

The Grammys are today! The long slog begins at 3 pm ET for the online Premiere Ceremony where a majority of the awards will be handed out. The Primetime Emmys begin at 7:30 ET and will air on CBS. Danny Gokey and Kelly Clarkson are nominated.

The Voice Open Calls Took Place in Boston on Saturday (Jan 27)

The Bold Type’s Katie Stevens Is Engaged — See the Ring! – The Bold Type star Katie Stevens is engaged! Multiple sources confirm to ET that the 25-year-old actress, who first made her name on season nine of American Idol, is engaged to her longtime love, musician Paul DiGiovanni. Though Stevens has not addressed her engagement publicly, she’s not exactly keeping it a secret. Her most recent Instagram posts feature the bling on her left hand, courtesy of her new fiance. – Read more at wzzm13

 

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Danny Gokey: How a supposed butt dial turned into a Grammy nomination – Christian singer Danny Gokey thought his record label representative was “butt dialing” him. It was 7:45 a.m. and Gokey had just dropped his son off at school. Gokey doesn’t hear from the man that much and he almost declined the call. But, he didn’t. “I was, ‘Hey, what’s up Jason?’” Gokey recalled. “And he was like, ‘Hello Grammy-nominated Danny Gokey.’” – Read more at The Tennessean

Danny Gokey cherishes career after hard-fought rise to fame – Danny Gokey’s journey has been filled with highs and lows. He’s learned from each one. As the musician begins to embark on a tour with TobyMac, his creative flow is coming back to him. “The creative switch is being turned on,” he says in a recent interview. “I haven’t written anything since 2016. I’m trying to get in the right mind frame to begin the next process.” Gokey’s rise to fame has been hard-fought. – Read more at ABQJournal

Mandisa on the move – Q: What can fans expect from you during the “Hits Deep” concert? A: It’s a blend. It’s TobyMac’s “Hits Deep” tour, and I’m putting together a medley of all the songs I’ve done with TobyMac so some of those songs come from my first album, some of the songs come from his albums. It’s been funny for me reaching back over a decade and trying to dust these songs off that I haven’t done for a long time. – Read more at NewsOK.com

New York attorney general launches investigation into bot factory after Times exposé – American Idol contestant Clay Aiken got more than 5,000 retweets on a 2015 customer complaint about Volvo. Did that many people just really feel for the former reality TV star and Congressional candidate’s gripes about picking up his new car? No. He paid for the social media reach — and he’s not the only one. For his part, Aiken used the service to get more retweets of his complaint about getting his new Volvo. – Read more at VOX.com

Alicia Keys Honors Jay-Z, Jennifer Hudson Fetes Aretha Franklin at Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala – But the evening wasn’t just Jay and New York-themed: Davis announced to the crowd that Jennifer Hudson had been personally chosen by Aretha Franklin to play her in a forthcoming biopic, and Hudson than came out and delivered a rousing, pitch-perfect medley of Aretha hits including “Think,” “Rock Steady,” “(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman” and several others (although the Queen herself was not in the house). – Read more at Variety.com

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