Headlines: Kat McPhee Bombshell to Stream, Carrie Underwood Joins Our Heroes

2015 Bombshell Concert to Be Streamed as Benefit for The Actors Fund – She asked us, “Don’t forget me,” and we’ve proven that we haven’t. Seven years after NBC’s musical drama Smash ended, the show has only gained in popularity, fueled by memes, outlandish plots, and super fans. Now, fans get the chance to relive the magic all over again with the 8 PM ET May 20 live stream of the 2015 Bombshell concert, in which the Smash cast reunited to sing through the score of the musical within the show, about the life of Marilyn Monroe. Bombshell in Concert will stream on PEOPLE.com as well as on PEOPLE’s digital and social platforms, and will also be shared right here on Playbill.com. Introduced by two-time Academy Award winner Rene?e Zellweger, the concert will stream on People.com. During intermission, Julie Klausner (Difficult People) will host a live, virtual reunion with the show’s original cast members, including Christian Borle, Jaime Cepero, Will Chase, Brian D’Arcy James, Jack Davenport, Ann Harada, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Andy Mientus, Debra Messing, Leslie Odom Jr., Krysta Rodriguez, and Wesley Taylor. – Read more at Playbill

More Artists Join CMT Celebrates Our Heroes Special – CMT has announced additional star-studded talent joining CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special airing Wednesday, June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The uplifting celebration and two-hour virtual tribute brings together country music’s biggest names to recognize the most vital and inspirational Americans on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Brandi Carlile, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Kristen Bell, Lauren Daigle, Luke Combs and Sam Hunt will join the previously announced lineup of Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett. CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special will honor pandemic heroes through virtual tributes, call-outs and performances. All talent will film directly from their respective homes. The special will recognize COVID-19 heroes in the following categories: Healthcare, Education, Business, Community Leaders, Food Industry, Infrastructure, First Responders, US Military, and more. – Read more at CMT.com

Kelly Clarkson Will Host a Virtual Shower for Moms Expecting During the Pandemic – Some moms wait a lifetime, for a moment like this…so Kelly Clarkson wants to make sure they are properly celebrated. The Grammy winner is teaming up with Carter’s to host “Show Her Love”—a virtual baby shower—for 100 moms and women expecting during the COVID-19 health crisis. “Every mom deserves this milestone moment and to be showered with love,” Clarkson told Parade.com of why she felt compelled to partner with Carter’s on this. The shower is set to take place June 11 and will include appearances from some of Clarkson’s celebrity friends. The virtual celebration will also feature personal anecdotes on motherhood from the American Idol alum in addition to inspiring stories from real moms. Mom and moms-to-be hoping to attend the exclusive event can register up until May 23. – Read more at Parade.com

Nick Jonas’ Voice Contestant Details Priyanka Chopra’s Surprise Skype Cameo – One of Nick Jonas’ Voice contestants had a surprise star sighting from home. During a recent Zoom call, Allegra Miles told PEOPLE that she witnessed a sweet — albeit short — cameo made by the Jonas Brothers singer’s wife, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, over Skype. “One time, I think it was before one of the Monday or Tuesday shows, and they were setting up the shots for the coaches and everything and we saw her walk past,” Miles said. “She opened Nick’s guitar case and she got the guitar out and so that was in the back of his shot for, like, a second. It was so cute!” – Read more at People

‘The Voice’s Thunderstorm Artis: It’s Been A ‘Roller Coaster’ Being On Both Team John & Nick – Thunderstorm Artis has been a frontrunner to win The Voice season 18 since his blind audition. He started out on John Legend’s team but lost the Knockout Round to Mandi Castillo. He was saved by Nick Jonas and is now one of the top 9 singers hoping to win season 18. HollywoodLife spoke with Thunderstorm about getting the opportunity to learn from both John and Nick. “I had the opportunity to be on two separate teams, and it was a really cool little roller coaster learning from John Legend and Nick Jonas,” Thunderstorm told HollywoodLife. “John was someone who didn’t say anything if he didn’t feel it, and I am very thankful for Nick Jonas. It is really cool to see someone at his level to be so confident and humble at the same time, and I gathered and continue to live that way in my life.” – Read more at Hollywood Life

‘The Voice’: Micah Iverson Reveals The Most ‘Helpful’ Advice He’s Gotten From Coach Kelly Clarkson – Ahead of the semifinals on ‘The Voice,’ Kelly Clarkson’s team member, Micah Iverson, opened up to HL about the advice Kelly’s given him, how he’s prepared for at-home performances, and more. Micah Iverson was voted into the Top 9 during the May 5 episode of The Voice, and is one of two members left on Kelly Clarkson’s team this season (along with Megan Danielle). Micah has been on Kelly’s team since the Blind Auditions, so he’s gotten the chance to receive plenty of advice from the singer throughout the competition so far. “Kelly has continuously said to have fine while you are singing,” Micah told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Because the reason we are here in the first place is because we enjoy music, and Kelly is a real big proponent of us having fun on the show and to sing because we enjoy it. That has been helpful.” Micah also pointed out that he’s always welcoming of advice from Kelly and the other coaches, even when they’ve been critical of his performances. “Sometimes, when your coach gives you feedback, you have to take it as constructive criticism, and not that you’re doing everything wrong,” he explained. “Our coach knows us pretty well at this point, and she’s invested in us and knows how to help us grow. So we take her feedback very seriously!” – Read more at Hollywood Life

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Danielle Bradbery On How Her Boyfriend Impacted Her New Single “Never Have I Ever” (Exclusive) – Co-written by Bradbery, alongside Laura Veltz and David Hall Hodges, the Dann Huff-produced track tells a tale of falling so hard and fast it spins you in circle. Singing over backing handclaps and harmonic accompaniment, Bradbery delivers the chorus head over heels: Got me confessing like this / Heart on my sleeve I’m a mess / Got me like / ooh, ooh, yeah / Throwing round words like forever / Never have I ever. “When writing this song, we wanted to capture that feeling where you’re in a new relationship and you’re terrified of the intense feelings you have, but you’re so excited at the same time,” shared Bradbery. “We really tried to put that whirlwind of emotions into words. It’s honest and vulnerable, and I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” – Read more at CelebSecrets.com

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