Headlines: Rock of Ages Reunion, K-Pop Competition Headed to US

In the News: Constantine Maroulis, Laura Bell Bundy, Kerry Butler, More Set for All-Star Rock of Ages Reunion Concert – The previously announced concert for Rock of Ages has announced its supergroup cast for the April 24 one-night-only livestream. The cast, made up of performers from the original Off-Broadway, Broadway, Los Angeles, Hollywood, West End, and 10th anniversary production casts. Performers include Tony nominees Constantine Maroulis, Laura Bell Bundy, and Kerry Butler; film and television stars from the Hollywood and L.A. casts Frankie Grande, Willam, Dan Finnerty, Dot-Marie Jones, and Tom Lenk; and various cast alums Amy Louise Pemberton, James Snyder, James Carpinello, Amy Spanger, Adam Dannheisser, Lauren Molina, Michele Mais, Callandra Olivia, Matt Wolpe, and Regina LeVert. Also making an appearance in the concert are Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who starred in the Broadway production of the musical, as well as writer Chris D’Arienzo and arranger Dave Gibbs. For ticketing information, click here. – Read more at Playbill

Jordin Sparks and David Archuleta Strike a Pose

The American Idol 6 winner and 7 runner-up pose for a sweet photo. “Look at us! Shattering expectations since ‘07 & ‘08, respectively. My cheeks hurt from smiling so big. I’m so happy I got to see you, @davidarchie!!” Jordin wrote on her instagram.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Danielle Bradbery on Suffering from Chronic Migraines: ‘It’s the Worst, Confusing Feeling’ – About a year ago, Danielle Bradbery woke up feeling like she had the worst hangover of her life. But the country singer hadn’t had anything to drink the night before. “It’s the worst, confusing feeling,” the 24-year-old star tells PEOPLE. “I remember sitting up and just my eyes and my head, my ears were throbbing and I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m going to lay back down. And have it really dark in here.’ That was the beginning.” She knew right away that wasn’t a normal headache — but the first of her now frequent migraines. In the last year, Bradbery says she’s suffered from more than 20 migraines — each lasting two or three days. She usually gets them twice a month. To stave off migraines she drinks a lot of water, uses peppermint essential oils, alternates hot and cold compresses, drinks ginger shots and takes Vitamin C and Zinc. She’s also started yoga and massage therapy. – Read more a People

WATCH: Country Comfort Cast Mocks Katharine McPhee’s Career in Song Including American Idol – Country Comfort premieres this Friday, March 19, on Netflix.

Nick Cannon talks atonement and reconciliation after anti-Semitic comments – Cannon said his journey began with the rabbis. After criticizing Cannon for his comments, Cooper was the first to agree to join the performer on his podcast. “I didn’t know you but the world knows you,” Cooper told Cannon during the podcast. “When I watched the piece and there was someone there who said I’m not even a real Jew. That goes right to the heart.” In response, Cannon acknowledged that he hurt people and asked Cooper to educate him. Education has been a big focus for Cannon in the last few years. In May 2020, he completed an undergraduate degree in criminology at Howard University and he’s now pursuing a master’s degree in divinity. – Read more at Good Morning America

Can Big Hit & Universal Music Create the Next BTS on US TV? – Will the next BTS or NCT 127 be discovered on a U.S. television show? That’s what Universal Music Group and BTS’ label, Big Hit Entertainment, are betting on. As part of a broad strategic collaboration announced Wednesday (Feb.17), the South Korean label and the U.S.-based major are planning to create an unprecedented joint venture recording label and an American Idol-like audition show in the U.S. to find the next global K-pop group. Under terms of the deal, Big Hit will create the joint label with Geffen Records, which helped shape artists like Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Elton John and recent breakout artist Olivia Rodrigo. The new label will operate from Los Angeles. Yoon said the partners plan to air the K-pop audition program in 2022 with a U.S. media partner, which they did not name on Wednesday. Big Hit will be in charge of discovering and training the K-pop artists, with UMG handling music production, distribution and co-production of the show with the media outlet. – Read more at Billboard.com

 

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