Headlines: Jennifer Hudson Headed to Rock Hall, Kelly Clarkson Candid About Divorce

BRANDY TO PERFORM ON THE “2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN, FROM THE XFINITY STAGE – LOS ANGELES, CA (October 12, 2020) – dick clark productions and NBC today announced that superstar Brandy has been added to the star-studded lineup of performers for the “2020 Billboard Music Awards,” and will perform from the Xfinity Stage. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the “2020 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs) will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. Singer, songwriter, producer, and actress Brandy will mark her BBMA performance debut and delight fans with a rendition of her hit “Borderline” as well as “Almost Doesn’t Count” and “No Tomorrow” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. – Via press release

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Hudson and More Will Appear on 2020 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Inductions – THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME 2020 INDUCTIONS debuts SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and to stream on HBO Max. The special presentation will honor this year’s inductees: Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. This special event is in lieu of the live Induction Ceremony originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. The special will feature guests including Luke Bryan, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Miley Cyrus, Billy Gibbons, Dave Grohl, Don Henley, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Idol, Iggy Pop, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine, Chris Martin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Brad Paisley, Bruce Springsteen, St. Vincent, Ringo Starr, Gwen Stefani, Charlize Theron, Nancy Wilson and more, all highlighting the importance and influence of the 2020 inductees. – Read more at Broadway World

Why Katy Perry and Lionel Richie Are So “Inspired” By American Idol’s 2020 PCAs Nomination – “We’re just so happy to be able to be here to do it safely in person,” Katy shared with E! News exclusively, adding, “And still kind of bring a little hope in a real weird time.” Lionel also shared in her excitement and thanked fans for always supporting the show. He also promised they’ll kick things into high-gear if they win. “We’re inspired because they’re inspired,” he shared. “The good part about this is they motivate us, and so now with this People’s Choice Award, the fact that we’re nominated, you know how big that is? In this great big world of distraction. We have fans that are going, ‘We want this,’ and we’re in the final group.” – Read more at EOnline

Kelly Clarkson Gets Candid About Divorce, Plus: Her Strategy for ‘The Voice’ Season 19 – Kelly commented, “It’s just one day when you’re like, ‘Wow, this has forever changed and it’s not just my heart has changed, there’s other little hearts, too.’” Gwen, who found love on “The Voice” with Blake Shelton after her public breakup with Gavin Rossdale, shared, “Kelly and I have been talking about this a lot. We’re so lucky to have music as an outlet for everything we all go through… Music is such therapy when you’re a writer.” When Nate asked, “Why do you feel you need to be so transparent and what does it feel like when you get the support you receive?” Kelly answered, “I have a great family and friends that are there for me… It’s a very hard thing to navigate, to be able to be honest and share your story, so maybe you can help someone else, but at the same time protecting these little kids you adore.” Clarkson went on, “We have a lot of help as far as therapists or child psychologists ‘cause we want to do it right… Everyone’s sad and it’s okay to be sad.” – Read more at Extra

John Legend & Blake Shelton Reveal The Voice’s Most Competitive Coach & More Secrets – E! co-host Carissa Culiner caught up with the pair on Monday, Oct. 12’s Daily Pop, and right away, Blake couldn’t help but point out that he’s coached many of the singers who went on to become champions. “My team has won The Voice seven times, I think,” he said cheekily. “Is that correct?” “He’s trying to act like he hasn’t counted them,” John fired back. “And thought about them every second of every day.” – Read more at Eonline

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Double Date With Pregnant Katharine McPhee and David Foster – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reunited with Katharine McPhee and David Foster. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were photographed heading to a double date with the pregnant actress and her music producer husband this week. Meghan and Katharine, 36, have known each other for years. The American Idol alum went to Immaculate Heart Middle School while her older sister, Adriana, attended the companion high school with Meghan in Los Angeles. – Read more at ETOnline

MEGXIT FACTOR Simon Cowell keen to work with Prince Harry and Meghan ahead of their multi-million pound TV career – SIMON Cowell SIMON Cowell is hoping to join forces with Prince Harry and Meghan over their upcoming TV projects. He is keen to work with the pair more after they signed a multi-million-pound deal with Netflix. The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 61, is close friends with record producer David Foster, 70 — whose wife Katharine McPhee, 36, is a pal of Meghan. A source said: “Simon is a huge fan of Prince Harry and Meghan and has known the Prince for many years. “Harry used to pop along to The X Factor back in the day. “They have mutual friends in common and now Harry and Meghan are moving into the entertainment industry themselves. – Read more at The Sun

Adam Lambert Jokes About the Secret to His Smokey Eye, Plus: He Talks New Queen Album – What’s the secret to Adam Lambert’s smokey eye? He joked with “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers that the key is to “put it on the night before, sleep in it, and then take a shower.” She also dished with the “American Idol” alum about the Queen + Adam Lambert album “Live Around the World,” which is out now! – Extra

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