Headlines: Katy Perry Supports Ellen, John Lewis special ft Jennifer Hudson

CBS PRESENTS “JOHN LEWIS: CELEBRATING A HERO,” A ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME SPECIAL HONORING HIS LIFE, HOSTED BY OPRAH WINFREY, TYLER PERRY, GAYLE KING AND BRAD PITT TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, AUGUST 4 – CBS will honor the enduring legacy of Rep. John Lewis and his mission of getting into “good trouble” with JOHN LEWIS: CELEBRATING A HERO, a one-hour primetime special featuring unique musical performances, newsmaker interviews, inspirational conversations and more, to celebrate a life that changed the country. The special, hosted by Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Gayle King and Brad Pitt, will be broadcast Tuesday, August 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and CBS All Access. The special will also be telecast at a later date on ViacomCBS brands BET, MTV and Smithsonian, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network…the special will feature unique pairings and performances by Yolanda Adams, Jon Batiste, Common, Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Trevor Noah, Billy Porter and Wynonna. – Read more at ViaComCBSPressExpress

Gabby Barrett, Drew Holcomb & More Set For Billboard Live At-Home Concerts: See This Week’s Schedule – This week’s performances kick off Tuesday (Aug. 4), with a set from Americana rocker Drew Holcomb. Next up is country star Gabby Barrett (Wed Aug 5 1 pm ET). Country singer-songwriter Jimmie Allen will wrap up the week on Thursday (Aug. 6). – Read more at Billboard

Katy Perry supports Ellen Degeneres

Ellen is on the hot seat right now, but Katy Perry has her back.

Chris Daughtry talks Atlanta stop on virtual tour – “I haven’t been home this long in 14 years, so I’ve gotten to spend so much time with my wife and kids, and get to spend time doing husband stuff, and catching up projects around the house.” Grammy-nominated musician Chris Daughtry may be doing “husband stuff” right now, but he’s about to embark on a new kind of tour — one that won’t require him to leave the house, nor his fans to leave theirs. – Interview with Fox5 Atlanta

Colton Dixon on the little ‘Miracles’ that made his new record – Colton Dixon spent part of the last decade penning praise-worthy Christian rock records that brought home hardware at the Dove Awards and fueled coast-to-coast touring with top names in modern faith music. So, why did this “American Idol” alum consider leaving music entirely? “It was more so a pity party,” Dixon told The Tennessean. After a handful of full-length albums and EP releases, his deal with noted Christian label Sparrow Records and 19 Recordings ended — leaving behind a looming “what’s next?” for the Murfreesboro native. “So much of my security and identity was wrapped up in that, as so many artists’ are,” the 28-year-old said. “Knowing you have a label provides that blanket of security. When that wasn’t there, it made me step back and look at the big picture and question a lot of things.” – Read more at the Tennessean

‘Voice’ Alum Cassadee Pope’s Boyfriend Sings On New Album – Now, she is back with a new album called “Rise and Shine,” and it features a song that she actually sings with some help from her boyfriend, Sam Palladio.

Derek Hough Directs Powerful Dance to Bring Awareness to World Day Against Trafficking In Persons – Derek Hough is using his talents to bring awareness to the “horrific problem” of human trafficking. July 30 marked World Day Against Trafficking In Persons, a day dedicated to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights,” according to the United Nations. The UN explains that “every country in the world is affected by human trafficking” — a “crime that exploits women, children and men for numerous purposes including forced labor and sex.” To “shine a light and bring awareness” to this harrowing reality, the Dancing with the Stars alum, 35, produced and directed a powerful dance, which he shared to Instagram Thursday. – Read more at People

‘AGT’ Judges Talk Latest Changes to the Set – “Extra’s” Terri Seymour caught up with the “America’s Got Talent” judges, who dished on what it was like to return to work on a set with new social distancing measures.

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