Headlines: Jennifer Hudson Headed to Oz, Camila Cabello Face of Guess

Jennifer Hudson coming Down Under – Oscar and Grammy winning singer Jennifer Hudson is coming Down Under for a promotional trip and a performance on The Voice. The singer, who has been a judge on the British Voice and will be a judge on the next season of the American Voice, will be performing her new single, Remember Me, on the Nine Network show on June 18. “Australia, I’m coming back!! Can’t wait to see you all, it’s been too long,” Hudson said. – Read more at news.com.au

Season 2 of Animated Series F is for Family starring Haley Reinhart Now Available on Netflix

This Is Us Scheduling Twist: NBC Will Not Move Hit Drama to Thursday – After announcing earlier this month that it was relocating breakout smash This Is Us to Thursdays-at-9 pm next season, NBC has opted not to fix what isn’t broken: The acclaimed drama will stay put on Tuesdays-at-9 pm, where it will once again follow The Voice. – Read more at TVLine

Trent Harmon Teases Possible Duet On Debut Album – Trent Harmon, 26, is getting ready to give fans what they want: a full album! “It will probably come out third quarter,” he revealed to HollywoodLife.com ahead of his performance at the Steak ‘n Shake Carb Night Burger Bash during Memorial Day weekend. “I’m getting to perform all these songs and I’m writing a lot of it, which is a big deal,” he added. So cool! – Read more at Hollywood Life

Camila Cabello is the Newest Face of Guess: Exclusive – 20-year-old pop artist Camila Cabello sure isn’t wasting anytime flying solo; on the heels of her first-ever solo performance at the BBMAs and the release of viral music video, “Crying in the Club”, Billboard Style can report (with exclusive photos below) that the former Fifth Harmony member is now the newest face of Guess’ Fall 2017 campaign. “I couldn’t be more excited to partner with Guess on this incredible campaign,” Cabello said in a press release. “I’ve grown up loving their aesthetic and not in my wildest dreams did I ever think I’d be lucky enough to be a part of it.” – Read more at Billboard.com

Voice Winner Chris Blue Has Some Fun at WBIR – Watch the attached videos to meet Chris’ family, how much weight he’s lost since starting the Voice, and some fun trivia questions including his favorite wrestler and gospel song. We even got to hear the entire family sing together! – WBIR.com

Troy Ramey Reflects on ‘The Voice’ – “Not having the ability to call the shots is an obvious sacrifice you have to make when you go on the show,” he said. “But I’m really happy that I did and I wouldn’t change anything.” “People are flocking to me and interested to find out who I really am and that’s all I ever wanted from the show,” he said. “The Voice is such an incredible platform to have as an artist but it’s not the end of the world.” – Read more at Long Island Pulse

Stephanie Rice Set to Be Bridesmaid at Casi Joy’s Wedding

The Voice 11 singers have become such good friends–Stephanie Rice will be a bridesmaid for Casi Joy’s upcoming wedding.

Carrie Underwood Is a ‘Normal Person With a Really Cool Job’ – WWD: How has your role and the line evolved in two years?
C.U.: When we first started, I was like, “I have never done this before. Am I going to have valid ideas? How is this going to be when I walk in there? Then I realized this is my life. I’m your busy mom/friend/wife tying to run around town and get all my chores done and work out. It was like, “What do I want?’ because I am a normal person with just a pretty cool job, so it was fun to come in and be like, “I need some place to put my phone when I run.” I love being able to come in and bring little touches like that. With every collection it gets better. – Read more at Women’s Wear Daily

Paying Katy Perry Top Dollar Doesn’t Make Sense for ‘American Idol’ – But the massive payday Perry is getting isn’t necessarily a confidence-builder in ABC’s risky 2018 reboot of Fox’s once indomitable TV franchise. $25 million is the figure being reported, what Variety learned from sources could amount to more than half the budget “Idol” has for talent. That may have become a sticking point in the negotiations to bring back Ryan Seacrest to host the show. He was reportedly made an offer of $10 million. Putting aside for a moment Seacrest’s relative cost to Perry, consider this simpler question: Is she really such a draw to merit top dollar? – Read more at Variety

Can Jennifer Lopez’s ‘World of Dance’ Become a Summer Hit? – The stars of World of Dance know they’re entering a crowded space — Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance have been ­showcasing minor celebrities and nonprofessional dancers, ­respectively, on ­network TV since 2005. World of Dance’s formula for luring in viewers during the sleepy summertime ­ratings season: star power, and no amateurs. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo and Derek Hough (plus host-mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum) will critique top-notch ­dancers from around the globe. – Read more at Billboard

How NBC’s ‘World of Dance’ Hopes to Shake Up the Dancing Competition Genre – How did Jennifer Lopez and the other executive producers originally pitch the show to you? What about that initial pitch sold you? Derek Hough: You have the Oscars for film, the Grammys for music, and this is that for dance. Obviously it’s a little different, but the stakes are very high and it’s a million-dollar prize. These dancers are the best of the best. Jenna Dewan Tatum: I am working on another dance show, so I know them very well, and when World of Dance came around, what I really liked about it was it’s from dancers for dancers. For me growing up as a dancer and becoming an actress, Jennifer really was this icon in that world to me. And she was very passionate about having me be on the show. When she gets passionate, it’s pretty hard to say no to Jennifer Lopez. (Laughs) – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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