John Legend: ‘The Voice’ episodes taped until end of April – One program the coronavirus hasn’t forced a screeching halt to is NBC’s “The Voice.” John Legend, one of the four coaches on the Emmy-winning music series, says he and the others have pre-taped the show until the end of April. “There were only three weeks of live shows planned and those were for May. So who knows what we’ll do? I don’t know if we’ll be able to do them without an audience. I haven’t spoken to the producers about what the plans are,” he told The Associated Press in an interview this week. “And I think everybody’s playing things by ear because we don’t know where the world’s going to be in May. But if we can do those shows in May, that’d be great. Possibly without an audience, that would be understandable,” he added. “But, you know, if we can pull it off, then that would be great. We’ll see if that’s doable.” – Read more at Associated Press
American Idol Season 10 Alum Pia Toscano’s Grandmother Tested Positive for Covid-19.
Pia’s grandmother is 100 years old. She writes on Instagram: “After being sick for the past week, Today we learned that my nana tested positive for Covid-19. Mark my words and I have never been so positive, that we will be celebrating her 101st birthday this June TOGETHER! Smush is SO STRONG and she is going to kick this virus in the ?! A friendly reminder please to STAY INSIDE so we can protect our loved ones! Love you SMUSHKI & Thank You to all the nurses and Doctors who are taking care of her and keeping my family informed.”
After being sick for the past week, Today we learned that my nana tested positive for Covid-19. Mark my words and I have never been so positive that we will be celebrating her 101st birthday this June TOGETHER!… https://t.co/ohBnbmdTgr
— Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano) March 22, 2020
Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia & More Help Tyler Perry Launch Singing Challenge – Over the weekend, the famed producer, comedian and director called upon his famous friends — Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, Chrystal Rucker, Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Yolanda Adams, Johnny Gill, Tamela Mann, Travis Greene, Crystal Fox, and Rodney East, to name a few — to launch the “#HesGotTheWholeWorldChallenge.” “It’s my hope that we add to this simple song in every language from every nation as we let it become a prayer for our whole world,” Tyler explained of the challenge on Instagram. “God bless you today. And remember it’s all in God’s hands!” For the new social media challenge, Tyler asks that you simply sing the traditional African American spiritual and post your version online. – Read more at iHeart.com
Adam Lambert wants to play George Michael in biopic: ‘We don’t know much about him’ – Adam Lambert may be synonymous with Queen these days but he has his sights set on another musical hero, admitting he would totally be down to play George Michael in a biopic. ‘I’d like to see a George Michael biopic,’ Adam told Metro.co.uk exclusively. ‘I think that would be very interesting. That’d be cool, I just feel like, we don’t know that much about him. You know, to me, it would be great to kind of explore George’s life.’ – Read more at Metro.co.uk
“I Have One Of Those Spray Toilets”: Adam Lambert On The Toilet Paper Crisis – The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it some strange tendencies, which include the desire to stockpile toilet paper. It’s important to note that COVID-19 is a respiratory tract infection that has little correlation with bowel movements.
After seeing celebrity after celebrity sharing their self-isolation methods, Jonesy & Amanda thought they’d ask the legendary Adam Lambert how he’s coping during these tough times… and on the toilet paper front! “I have one of those toilets that spray you,” Adam revealed. – Read more at WSFM
Inside the ‘American Idol’ audition that took this Utah singer to Hollywood – After hearing this Utah singer on ‘American Idol,’ Luke Bryan whispers ‘I want to sign him now’ to Katy Perry. It was a huge moment for the Provo, Utah-based singer, who auditioned on a cold November day. Except Moyes didn’t know Bryan said those words until Sunday night, when his audition aired to nearly 7.5 million people. And because “Idol” airs an hour earlier on the East Coast, some of Moyes’ friends knew about it before he did. – Read more at Deseret.com
Lionel Richie Thinks It’s Time to Bring Back ‘We Are the World’ for Coronavirus Victims – The American Idol judge acknowledges we have been living in such a divisive time. “We were back to there are ‘those people’ and ‘those people.’ If you find yourself saying ‘those people’ then you are not thinking properly,” Richie says. “Two weeks ago, we said we didn’t want to do too much [about the song] because this is not the time to sell an anniversary. But the message is so clear,” he says. Richie says that since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, he has thought about writing a different song. (A group recording in one place together like for the 1985 song is obviously not possible during shelter-in-place orders and self-isolation.) “But every time I try and write another message, I write those same words,” he says. – Read more at People