Lauren Spencer-Smith on Her ‘Fingers Crossed’ Becoming the Heartbreak Anthem of Early 2022: ‘People Love Natural and Raw’ – Within seconds of entering a Zoom call with 18-year-old Lauren Spencer-Smith, she’s already gushing over an Instagram Story she saw from none other than talk show host Jimmy Fallon, who shared her viral heartbreak anthem “Fingers Crossed.” “So much is happening!” she squeals. “Just today, Ryan Tedder messaged me and said he liked my song. I was freaking out about that. Dan from Dan + Shay messaged me today too. I said to him, ‘I tried to get tickets to your concert when I was 16 and I cried when I couldn’t! I love you!’” – Read more at Billboard
Mandisa Finds Her Way ‘Out Of The Dark’ In New Memoir – Grammy winner and American Idol Season 5 finalist Mandisa is releasing her new memoir, Out of the Dark: My Journey Through The Shadows To Find God’s Joy, on March 15 via K-Love Books.
Borrowing the title of her fifth studio album, Out of the Dark dives deep into the singer’s battle with depression and anxiety. After losing a close friend to cancer—for whom she wrote her award-winning song “Overcomer”–Mandisa descended into depression, isolating herself from family and friends and turning to food for comfort. Clinging to the hope of Psalm 40, she began to recognize where God was at work.- Read more at MusicRow
Jennifer Hudson Rocks Steady – Read more at WMagazine
Jeremy Rosado 10 Year Challenge.
Ten years ago, Jeremy Rosado competed on American Idol season 11 and finished in 13th place. Ten years later, he competed on The Voice 21 and left the competition at the Top 10. On American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez picked him as her wildcard. On The Voice, Jeremy landed on OG American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s team. (For photo No 3, he needed a photo with Carson Daly!)
In comments, Lana Scott teasingly calls him “Jerear” which was Jlo’s nickname for him.
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Tom Bergeron Reflects on His Special Friendship with Bob Saget: ‘He Was Remarkably Well-Grounded’ – In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the former Dancing with the Stars host opened up about his bond with Saget — who died suddenly at age 65 on Sunday — and the memorable moments they shared throughout the years. “He was a performer certainly, but he was a human being, first and foremost, and was remarkably well-grounded,” says Bergeron, 66. “There are some people out here [who] sit on the perceived totem pole [and it] is all they consider. I think Bob was one to not only appreciate his own abilities but to nurture and appreciate others. That’s a wonderful trait.” – Read more at People.com
Pussycat Dolls Say Nicole Scherzinger Canceled Group’s Reunion Tour Without Telling Them – Pussycat Dolls members Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar say that lead singer Nicole Scherzinger canceled the group’s reunion tour without telling them, according to a social media post from the pair, who claim the first they learned of the cancellation was in the singer’s Instagram Story. “We want to say how incredibly disappointed we are to learn of an announcement made on Instagram that the Pussycat Dolls reunion tour is canceled,” Bachar and Sutta said in a joint statement posted to their Instagram accounts on Saturday. “As of now, there has been no official notification of that. Either way, it seems as though it’s the end of a chapter to an incredible, life-altering experience filled with some awesome memories that we will forever be grateful for.” Scherzinger pointed to the most recent coronavirus surge as the reason for the cancellation. “Thank you to everyone who had tickets to see PCD — we are so appreciative of your support and loyalty,” she wrote on Friday. “With the ever-evolving circumstances surrounding the pandemic, I understand the decision that the tour dates had to be canceled.” – Read more at Variety