Headlines: Janice Freeman’s Cause of Death, David Archuleta Talks Idol

‘The Voice’ Star Janice Freeman’s Death Certificate Confirms She Died of a Pulmonary Embolism – “The Voice” star Janice Freeman died from a pulmonary embolism, this according to her death certificate. Freeman was also suffering from lupus, something she had spoken about having in the past, and it was listed a contributing factor in her death. Her family released a statement shortly after she died, confirming the star passed away after battling an “extreme case of pneumonia” and a blood clot that traveled to her heart. – Read more at The Blast

David Archuleta: ‘American Idol’ survivor – After losing the “Idol” finals to David Cook and scoring his first original hit with “Crush,” Archuleta chose to leave music for a couple of years and, following his Mormon faith, volunteer in Chile. “That centered me and gave me something to focus on. I was so used to deadlines and having people critique my work. But here I was walking the streets with my companion and thinking, ‘Oh my gosh, nobody is watching me?’ That was an amazing experience, and it let me focus on teaching people about God.” – Read more at the Boston Herald

Kelly Clarkson interview: Her ‘huge’ tour, daytime TV show and honest advice to singers – But it also means that when Clarkson’s current tour brings her to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Friday, March 29, it might be the last time Music City sees her for a while. Like “The Voice,” her new show will be taped in Los Angeles. “Texas and Nashville have been pretty much my only (places) that I’ve ever called home,” she says. “It’s definitely a big move for us. We’re not excited about the geography. I’m not gonna lie. But we are excited about the opportunity to come with that show.” – Read more at Tennessean.com

Camila Cabello Donates $10K To 8-Year-Old Homeless Chess Champion – On Tuesday (March 19), the former Fifth Harmony bandmate donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account dedicated to a 8-year-old homeless refugee and his family. Tanitoluwa Adewumi, who is simply known as Tani, escaped northern Nigeria in 2018 with his family to avoid terrorist violence from Boko Haram on Christians in the region. Unfortunately, since fleeing the country, he has been living in a homeless shelter in Manhattan. Nonetheless, parts of his transition to the United States have seen some shine. He recently beat out 73 competitors and was crowned the New York state chess champion in his category after only learning the game a year ago from a part-time teacher. It was that educator that waived his fee to join the local elementary school’s chess club and the rest is history. – Read more at Ryan Seacrest.com

By the Numbers: America’s Favorite Reality Singing Shows – American Idol and The Voice have long been the gold standards for music-focused reality competitions, but earlier this year a new entrant threw a weird monkey wrench into the arena: Fox’s The Masked Singer, hosted by Nick Cannon and featuring judges Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke — and a procession of celebrity competitors hidden behind hilariously elaborate costumes. We wanted to see how the established shows and the upstart compare when it comes to the sponsors footing the bills, as well as viewership trends. – Read more at BroadcastingCable

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