Headlines: John Legend to Reboot ‘Phantom’, Willie Spence Vanderpump Anthem

Universal Plots French Quarter-Set Adaptation Of ‘Phantom Of The Opera;’ Studio Buys John Fusco Spec, Harvey Mason Jr, John Legend & Mike Jackson Producing – Universal Pictures has acquired the John Fusco spec script Phantom, a package that includes producers Harvey Mason Jr of Harvey Mason Media, and John Legend and his Get Lifted Film Co producing partner Mike Jackson. Pic will be an adaptation of the 1910 Gaston Leroux novel Phantom of the Opera, set in contemporary New Orleans. – Read more at Deadline

Joshua Vacanti returns home to Western New York – Nothing says you have a big Italian family like loading them all on a party bus all to welcome a loved one back to Buffalo. “We just wanted to celebrate him and have him drive home in style,” said Diane Sullivan, Joshua Vacanti’s mom. Vacanti was gone for a few months. “He wasn’t home for Thanksgiving so that was really hard. We Facetimed him though,” Sullivan said. – Read more at WGRZ

American Idol runner-up Willie Spence Sang National Anthem on Reality Show Vanderpump Rules

“Here’s a snippet of me singing the National Anthem on last night’s episode of “Vanderpump Rules” ! Thank you @lalakent & @randallemmettfilms for the opportunity miss you guys!,” Willie wrote. It aired Tuesday Dec. 7.


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Bobby Bones Show’s Lunchbox ‘Creeped’ on Lauren Alaina, Draws Ire for Posting Secret Photos – Lauren Alaina called out Bobby Bones Show radio personality Lunchbox for creating a “weird” situation on Wednesday morning when the married father of three tweeted a series of photos of the singer from behind while she dined at Chipotle alone. Lunchbox documented Alaina’s every move, even detailing in his Tweet how she spilled her drink and was kind to a restaurant employee when the person helped clean it up. Lunchbox wrote that he “creeped from the corner.” He never spoke to Alaina and his snaps drew attention to her backside, which neither she or other women, appreciated. “I feel like saying hi would have been a lot less weird than booty pics. Lol,” Alaina wrote. – Read more at CMT.com

LISTEN: ‘American Idol’ Maddie Poppe Talks XMAS Acoustic Tour & More! – American Idol’ winner Maddie Poppe joins us today to talk all about her Acoustic Christmas Tour which she is out on all December long! She is playing Christmas songs and her songs as well across the country. Check out the dates and ticket info below! Maddie also talked about new music, holiday plans and more! Be on the look out for big news from Maddie in 2022! Check out the full interview below and one of her Christmas covers! – Read more at On With Mario Lopez

Off The Record Live: Cassadee Pope Talks Pop-Punk Roots, Country Song-Craft and New Album, ‘Thrive’ – Read more at American Songwriter

Spotlight Conversation with Jennifer Hudson

Lauren Jauregui Says Her ‘Process Was Violated’ When She Was ‘Definitely Outed’ by Perez Hilton – She continued, “It was a link for the family to be able to click on and my fans are just a little wild and they found the picture where my girlfriend and I — we were drunk — [were] kissing.” After fans found the photos, they ended up in the hands of the celebrity gossipist, who then outed her to the general public. (Gloria Estefan called Hilton “the harbinger of doom” for Jauregui.) “He definitely outed me. I wasn’t ready because I’m also Latina,” Jauregui explained. “There was that whole looming thing of, ‘What is my community going to feel about me? Are they even going to accept me?’ I know that my family obviously accepted me. But was that something that I was willing to deal with on a public scale?” Hilton, 43, tells PEOPLE that he is “not sorry nor remotely remorseful” for posting the photo of Jauregui and her girlfriend at the time, saying that he doesn’t consider what he did to be outing the “Lento” singer. He also said he appears on next week’s Red Table Talk: The Estefans and addresses the issue himself. – Read more at People

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