Ariana Grande to Collaborate With Normani and Nicki Minaj on ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Soundtrack – Ariana Grande has revealed the official tracklisting for the soundtrack to upcoming movie reboot Charlie’s Angels. The singer will appear on five of the soundtrack’s tracks, including “Bad to You,” a collaboration with Normani and Nicki Minaj. The soundtrack, which was co-executive produced by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha and Scooter Braun, will be released via Republic Records on November 1st. – Read more at Rolling Stone.com The Voice alum Danielle Bradbery has a song son the Soundtrack as well titled “Blackout.”
Pop Group Little Mix Making BBC Talent Search Show – Little Mix is making a new talent show for the BBC. The group has enjoyed international success since winning Simon Cowell-fronted “The X Factor” in 2011. That show is a staple of ITV’s weekend primetime schedule, but the band is now headed to the BBC for its own series, provisionally titled “Little Mix – The Search.” The BBC declined to comment, but Variety has confirmed that the project, first reported by tabloid The Sun, is underway. – Read more by Variety
Life in the fast lane with American Idol winner Laine Hardy – American Idol winner Laine Hardy can trace the exact moment that led him to stardom. He’s 5 years old, riding in the car with his mom, when “Heartbreak Hotel” comes on the radio. Elvis’ smooth, sultry voice echoes through the speakers, creeping from a whisper to a howl. For Hardy, it marks the dawn of his music career. By 7, he’s playing guitar, strumming the chords with his tiny fingers. For Halloween that fall, his mom and grandma glue sequins on an Elvis costume. Every person who sees him in the outfit runs to get their camera or asks him for his autograph. – Read more at BusinessReport
Q’s With Carrie Underwood: The ‘Cry Pretty’ Powerhouse Throws Down On Women, Country & Entertainer Of The Year – You’ve been selling major arenas out with an all-female bill instead of who’s hot on radio.
People have really reacted to this tour, which is a nice surprise and a breath of fresh air. We didn’t know, but it felt like something I should do as a woman who could sell the tickets. Maddie & Tae and Runaway June are different enough, so there’s this sense of discovery. People are coming early to see them, see these ladies who’re holding their own. We have a lot of Mommy/daughters, a lot of girls’ night out groups, but there are a lot of men bringing their girls. We’re doing it in a fun way! And it’s a family show. – Read more at Pollstar
It’s a ’10’ for ‘American Idol’ winner Kris Allen – Allen said he was a musician first, then a lyricist. It’s the opposite now. “I’ve fallen in love with lyrics and the stories songs can tell,” he said. “I am way more concerned with what the lyric is saying. It’s easier to start songs that way.” He’s embraced the changes over the past decade. “I really feel proud of it,” he said of the latest release. “It feels like the songs have gotten better throughout the years.” – Read more at DailyRepublic.com
Kris Allen talks 10 years since winning ‘Idol,’ hints new music – On being an artist in this digital age, Allen said, “Honestly, I feel pretty good about it. It’s nice to be able to do this independently. I am able to put out music on my own whenever I want, and that’s fun for me. I can track it as an independent artist immediately on Spotify.” He listed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Linda Ronstadt as his dream female duet choice in the music business. “Linda [Ronstadt] is one of my favorite singers of all time,” Allen said. – Read more at Digital Journal
‘The Voice’ winner Craig Wayne Boyd takes winding road to Alaska – After his parents split up he often found himself taking care of his younger sister, and that included cooking. The first thing he learned to make was eggs in the microwave but his repertoire has expanded far beyond that since. His website and YouTube channel are populated with cooking and baking videos from various television appearances or under the playful moniker of “Chef Boyd-R-Dee.” He makes a point to visit local chefs on the road to learn tips and tricks and find new flavors. “I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing flavors,” he said. “I like to take that and twist it and make it my own.” Boyd, who said his freezer even includes a substantial stash of emu from a ranch just outside of Nashville, handles the cooking around the house for his growing family even when he’s on the road. – Read more at ADN.com
Blake Shelton and The Voice 15 Runner-up Chris Kroeze Go Bowling!
“Bowling partners for life. Ps, I kicked the crap out of @blakeshelton,” Chris wrote on Instagram.”
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Christie Brinkley Never Had So Much Fun Breaking A Bone On ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Christie Brinkley chats with Kelly Clarkson about her breaking her arm on Dancing with the Stars