Joshua Henry, Telly Leung, and More Join Empathy Concert for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Elliott Masie and Telly Leung will honor Martin Luther King Jr. in a special Empathy Concert on Monday, January 18th, with perspectives on learning virtually in these challenging times. “I Have a Dream” will be the focus of the day’s performances along with dialogues with artists from Broadway and television, as well as educational colleagues from around the world. The need for hope, connection, authenticity, and dreams is so important now – in our workplaces, families, and communities. The event will feature performances and dialogues from Tony-nominee Joshua Henry (Hamilton, In The Heights, American Idiot, Scottsboro Boys, Carousel), Melinda Doolittle (American Idol and National Tours), Empathy Concerts co-host Telly Leung (Aladdin, Glee, Rent, Allegiance), and Elliott Masie – Read more at Broadway World
Meet Lauren Alaina’s New Puppy Opry
The American Idol 10 runner-up introduced her new puppy, Opry, on the Opry stage! Click through the photos for doggie goodness.
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Pregnant Gabby Barrett Says Husband Cade Foehner Rubs Her Feet ‘Every Single Night’ – As Gabby Barrett and Foehner await the arrival of their baby girl “any day now,” the pregnant singer catches up with PEOPLE about her third trimester and how her husband has shown her the best care. “He’s just been very nice. He rubs my feet every single night. He’s been extra, extra thoughtful,” the 20-year-old mother-to-be tells PEOPLE. “And pregnancy can sometimes bring on mood swings and all of those crazy things from the lovely hormones.””He’s just been very patient about it and very understanding,” she adds. The extra love from Foehner, 24, comes at the best time for Barrett as she explains that her third trimester has “definitely been the hardest.” – Read more at People.com
Carson Daly reminds Gwen Stefani he once told her not to date Blake Shelton – Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will soon be walking down the aisle. Their love story, though, may not have happened if they listened to Carson Daly. “Five years ago, when you started to date Blake, you’ll remember this, we went back to your house, your old house in LA, and I sat you and Blake down in the kitchen,” Carson told Stefani Thursday on TODAY. “What don’t I love about Blake, and what don’t we all love about Blake? I feel like it’s very mutual in the room right now, Hoda,” she said. “He’s just such a good guy. He’s one of the most generous human beings and down-to-earth. It almost sounds generic, but it’s just so true. – See the Videos at Today
Carrie Underwood Hopes To ‘Bring Others Joy’ With New ‘My Savior’ Album – Detailing that she recorded the upcoming album last year, Underwood says the LP is full of hymns that she “grew up singing in church,” and is a companion piece to her recently released Christmas album, My Gift. “Both of those projects were bucket list projects for me,” Underwood tells PEOPLE exclusively of My Gift and My Savior, the latter of which she says will drop around Easter. “With everything I do, I just want to be positive. And we had the Christmas album, which was so near and dear to my heart.” – Read more at People
Carrie Underwood Humble Brags About Her Adorable 5-Year-Old Son’s Singing
Jennifer Hudson: Joining ‘SATC’ Revival ‘Would Be Lovely’ – Will “Sex and the City” fans see Louise from St. Louis again?! Jennifer Hudson shares with Access Hollywood’s Scott Evans her reaction to the “SATC” revival news and whether she’d be down for her character from the first movie to make an appearance in the new HBO Max project. The “Baba Yaga” star also reflects on her journey portraying Aretha Franklin in the upcoming biopic “Respect” and how her relationship with the late icon has come full circle. And, Jennifer and “Baba Yaga” director Eric Darnell discuss the animated short and its powerhouse cast.
Katy Perry Is Collaborating with Pokémon on a New Music Program for Its 25th Anniversary – After a life-changing 2020, Katy Perry is gearing up for another big year — and the superstar’s newest project is one very close to her heart. In honor of Pokémon’s landmark 25th anniversary, the “Not the End of the World” singer, 36, is teaming up with the iconic franchise on a new music program with Universal Music Group. While details are still under wraps, P25 Music will feature surprise global activations throughout the year. “I love being a part of anything that is playful and is good storytelling and has really good messages to share with the world,” Perry tells PEOPLE exclusively. “Now having a child myself, I understand that it’s so important to play. This is a continued extension of who I am.” – Read more at People
Kelly Clarkson slashes price of Tennessee mansion amid divorce – Kelly Clarkson is slashing the price of the Tennessee home she once shared with ex Brandon Blackstock — by more than a half-million dollars, The Post can exclusively report. The property — which was listed on and off since 2017 — was last listed in February 2020 for $7.5 million. On Jan. 6, the listing changed to $6.95 million. Clarkson, 38, purchased the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom home in 2012 for only $2.86 million. The “American Idol” winner listed the property five years later after she landed the Los Angeles gig as a coach on “The Voice.” – Read more at NYPost.com