LUCY HALE TO JOIN RYAN SEACREST AS NEW CO-HOST IN TIMES SQUARE AND BILLY PORTER TO HOST NEW ORLEANS FESTIVITIES FOR ‘DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2020’ – dick clark productions and ABC today announced that award-winning actress Lucy Hale, who previously served as host of the New Orleans festivities, will join Ryan Seacrest in Times Square as new co-host in New York for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” EmmyÒ, TonyÒ and GRAMMY Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright Billy Porter will also join the show, taking the reins in the central time zone and making his debut as host of the New Orleans countdown. Returning to the show for her third year, multiplatinum-selling artist Ciara will once again oversee the Los Angeles festivities. Ryan Seacrest, who returns as host for his 15th year, will lead the traditional countdown to midnight live from New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC. – Read more at wdtvpress.com
Kat McPhee Kicked off her Waitress Run on Broadway Monday Night
The American Idol alum took over for another alum, Jordin Sparks. Katharine will play the role through the show’s end in January.
final chapter begins ? pic.twitter.com/ONDB4Mq4dr
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) November 26, 2019
From Las Vegas to ‘Kellyoke’: How Kelly Clarkson Plans to Balance Her Wildly Busy 2020 – Back when she was a kid in the school choir, Kelly Clarkson had all kinds of dreams. But rescuing daytime television? She didn’t even know it was in trouble. “Ya know when I found out? Whitney Cummings came on my show and said ‘congratulations — you’re bringing daytime to life again!’ And I was like ‘what?'” – Read more at Billboard
Lauren Alaina Thrilled That She ‘Got To Be Super Sassy’ For ‘DWTS’ Freestyle – Lauren Alaina and her pro partner Gleb Savchenko talk with Access Hollywood after the “Dancing with the Stars” finale about coming in fourth in this season’s competition. And, Lauren gushes about getting all 10s for their freestyle.
Ally Brooke Says James Van Der Beek And His Wife Will Be In Her Life Forever – Ally Brooke and her “Dancing with the Stars” partner Sasha Farber chat with Access Hollywood after the Season 28 finale where they came in third place. Plus, Ally said she’s “so happy” with Hannah Brown on her “DWTS” win.
Lauren Alaina Promises to Keep Hitting the Dance Floor After ‘DWTS’ – Lauren Alaina and partner Gleb Savchenko finished fourth in the “Dancing with the Stars” finale. “It was crazy,” Lauren told “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers about the experience. “I think we both learned so much and grew so much.” Lauren also predicted, “Now I feel like I’ll go out and hit the dance floor a little more.”
Ally Brooke Calls ‘DWTS’ Journey ‘The Time of My Life’ – “Extra’s” Jenn Lahmers caught up with Ally Brooke and Sasha Farber after the “Dancing with the Stars” finale. Reflecting on their third-place finish, Ally said she was “abso-frickin-lutely” proud of herself. “Thank you, America, and friends who have gone with me on this beautiful journey to discover myself and my true potential,” she said. “That is the most amazing feeling. You can’t put a price on it.”
Forget “Hidden Messages” About Exes—Normani Is Here to Change Pop Music All by Herself – So maybe it makes sense that her first real break came in the form of a crowded quintet. And that even her own mom assumed her daughter would wind up in a Destiny’s Child–like collective so she could stay out of sight. “I remember always being asked, ‘Why do you wanna be in a girl group? So you can hide?’” Normani says now. “And that’s exactly what I was trying to do.” Still, the steady six-year grind of manufactured ingenuity frustrated her—especially since she never got to sing lead, something she slowly started to realize she needed to do.“I’m not sure what that turning point was,” she says, “but I was like, Normani is enough. You can be onstage and perform and you can be enough.” – Read more at Cosmopolitan