Maddie Poppe Announces New Single ‘Screw You A Little Bit’ Set for March 31 release – The American Idol season 16 winner’s upcoming song is available for pre-order.
HunterGirl’s “Lonely Outta You” out on March 31 – The American Idol season 20 runner-up has been teasing the song for weeks. It finally has a release date and cover art.
‘The Masked Singer’ Upcoming Guests Include Deana Carter, Bill Engvall, Erik Estrada – Next week, when “The Masked Singer” dives into its “80’s Night,” Young MC busts a move with his hit “Bust a Move,” kicking off the show with a performance. Also seen on the episode are “CHiPs” actor Erik Estrada and “Dallas” star Charlene Tilton; all three guests deliver clues that evening. Celebrities unmasked so far in Season 9 include Lele Pons as Jackalope, Malin Akerman as Squirrel, Michael Bolton as the Wolf, Grandmaster Flash as Polar Bear, Debbie Gibson as Night Owl, Howie Mandel as Rock Lobster, Sara Evans as Mustang and Dick Van Dyke as Gnome. – Read more at Variety
‘Smash’ Musical Heading To Broadway With Steven Spielberg, Neil Meron & Robert Greenblatt Producing – Smash is finally heading to Broadway. In an announcement long awaited by fans of the 2012 NBC series, a stage musical adaptation is planned to arrive on Broadway during the 2024-25 season, with a lead producing team of Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Steven Spielberg. A top flight creative team is attached, including director Susan Stroman, composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, book writers Rick Elice and Bob Martin, and the TV series’ choreographer Joshua Bergasse. – Read more at Deadline
American Music Awards’ Future At ABC Uncertain As Deal Comes To An End – The announcement last week that the 2023 Billboard Music Awards will be held on Sunday, November 19, raised a few eyebrows because that had been the date earmarked for the 2023 American Music Awards. Both music award shows are produced by dick clark productions. “We have offers from both networks and streamers,” a spokesperson for DCP said in a statement. Aside from the marque Grammy Awards, the AMAs has been a reliable top ratings performer though networks have been rethinking their commitment to awards show amid declining linear viewing. – Read more at Deadline
Queen’s Brian May Says Adam Lambert Teaches Him and Roger Taylor ‘How to Stay Young’ Ahead of New Tour – Queen rockers Brian May and Roger Taylor are hitting the road once more with Adam Lambert for what will be their first North American tour in four years, and the legends tell PEOPLE that taking the stage together is just as much of a thrill as it’s always been. “He just appeared,” says May. “The voice is extraordinary. There is no other voice in the universe like his voice. Plus he has all the other stuff, I mean, look at the guy. He’s born to wear diamonds.” He continues: “He doesn’t try to be Freddie, which is wonderful. He always pays tribute to Freddie, which we love. We all do. Freddie’s with us, but Adam interprets, he finds new ways to go and we are very much a team now. We discuss everything, we build, we rebuild and it’s fun.” – Read more at People
Derek Hough Reacts to Sister Julianne’s New ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Hosting Role – “You know, it makes sense,” Derek told ET’s Nischelle Turner at the premiere of John Wick Chapter 4 on Monday. “I mean Julianne is an alum, you know. She’s won the show twice. She’s a part of the family, you know what I mean? And so when I heard the news too, I was like, ‘That makes sense.'” He added, “I’ve known for like a few days, but it still was relatively new to me and I was like, ‘That’s perfect.” Julianne — who will co-host alongside former DWTS champion, Alfonso Ribeiro — did turn to her big brother when it came to making the decision to come back to the show. Ultimately, he knew she would make the right choice. – Read more at ETOnline
Blake Shelton Says Last Season Of ‘The Voice’ Is ‘Exciting’ & ‘Sad’ – Blake Shelton is taking it all in as he takes part in his final season of “The Voice.” The country crooner will be saying goodbye to the hit reality show this spring after 23 seasons as a coach, and as he told Access Hollywood, he’s soaking in every part of his swan song. “There’s no way for me to ignore the fact that every step I’m making along the way is the last time I’ll be doing it, this season on ‘The Voice.’ … It’s exciting. It’s sad. It’s everything you can imagine that it would be after this much time being here,” he said. “The Voice” airs Mondays at 8/7c and Tuesdays at 9/8c on NBC, with the Battles beginning on March 27.