Headlines: NY Rockin Eve Central Host Set, Nick Cannon Welcomes 4th Child

BIG FREEDIA TO HOST THE CENTRAL TIME ZONE COUNTDOWN FROM NEW ORLEANS ON – dick clark productions and ABC today announced that Big Freedia will host the 5th annual Central Time Zone celebration from New Orleans, Louisiana on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021.” The Big Easy native and “Queen of Bounce” will give viewers a look at the arts, culture, and locals that define New Orleans, as well as a performance of “Auld Lang Syne” by multi-Grammy®-winning R&B artist and Maroon 5 keyboardist PJ Morton, all leading up to the countdown and stunning fleur-de-lis drop at midnight. The most-watched New Year’s Eve celebration nationwide, which features iconic performances of the year’s biggest songs, airs LIVE December 31 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT on ABC. This is a broadcast event closed to the public. – via press release

Nick Cannon and His Girlfriend Brittany Bell Welcome Their Second Child: ‘Best Gift Ever’ -Nick Cannon and his girlfriend Brittany Bell are celebrating the holidays with a new family member! On Friday, the former Miss Arizona U.S.A., 33, announced on Instagram that she and Cannon welcomed their second child together, a daughter. “The best gift ever ?? we have been surprised with… A GIRL!!!!!” Bell wrote, adding that their “Powerful Queen Cannon came this week perfect timing for Christmas.”The model, who also shares 3-year-old son Golden with Cannon, posted several photos of the family with the newborn, including a few pictures taken on Christmas Day. – Read more at People
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Gwen Stefani Is Still ‘Floating on Air’ After Blake Shelton’s Proposal, Says Source -Gwen Stefani is on cloud nine. Ever since getting engaged to her boyfriend of five years, country star Blake Shelton, in October, the No Doubt rocker has been “floating on air,” an industry source tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story, on newsstands Friday. “Gwen was amazed and absolutely not aware the proposal was happening,” says the insider. “It was a shining point in her life.” – Read more at People

For breakout star Gabby Barrett, 2020 was an “unexpected but blessed” year – “I’d probably say unexpected but blessed, if I can put it in a small way,” Gabby reflects, when asked to sum up 2020. That goes for her personal life, too. The singer announced this year that she and her husband, Cade Foehner , are expecting their first child in early 2021. “There’s just so many things that I never, never would have guessed — with a pandemic, with being pregnant, with all the accomplishments that have come this year. It’s just been a very big year for me, that I’m very humbled by,” Gabby continues. – Read more at WIN 98.5

L.A. County Health Department Urges Film & TV Productions To “Strongly Consider Pausing For A Few Weeks” As Covid-19 Surge Continues – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is urging the film and TV industry to consider pausing production for a few weeks during the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases throughout the county. “Although music, TV and film productions are allowed to operate,” the health department said, “we ask you to strongly consider pausing work for a few weeks during this catastrophic surge in Covid cases. Identify and delay higher risk activities, and focus on lower-risk work for now, if at all possible.” – Read more at Deadline

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