Headlines: Survivor 40th Special, Jake Hoot Headed to Opry

“SURVIVOR” CELEBRATES ITS UPCOMING 40th SEASON WITH A NEW ONE-HOUR RETROSPECTIVE SPECIAL, “SURVIVOR AT 40: GREATEST MOMENTS AND PLAYERS,” AIRING WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 ON CBS – SURVIVOR celebrates its upcoming 40th season with a new one-hour special, SURVIVOR AT 40: GREATEST MOMENTS AND PLAYERS, to be broadcast Wednesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The milestone 40th edition of SURVIVOR, hosted by Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst, premieres with a special two-hour episode one week later, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The retrospective features new interviews with unforgettable players from the past two decades of the groundbreaking series who discuss their biggest moves and favorite moments of the game, including previous winners Rob Mariano (“Redemption Island”), Amber Mariano (“All-Stars”), Jeremy Collins (“Second Chance”), Parvati Shallow (Fan vs. Favorites), and Ben Driebergen (“Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers”). – Read more at CBSPressExpress

The Voice Winner Jake Hoot Set to Play the Opry

The Voice winner Jake Hoot fulfills a lifelong dream to play the Grand Ole Opry on February 4.

Carrie Underwood Responds To Halsey’s ‘You Should Be Sad’ Music Video Nod – Halsey’s new video for “You Should Be Sad” features the singer paying tribute to four of her idols, one being country music star Carrie Underwood. Halsey shared a tweet with fans explaining the inspiration behind the video. “Xtina, Gaga, Carrie, and of course Shania, this was one loaded with nods to badass idols of mine,” Halsey wrote in a tweet. “Had the vision to do a ‘before he cheats’ but instead about after he does haha.” The tweet caught the attention of Underwood who immediately responded to Halsey. “Woah, to be put in such royal company,” she writes. “I can only pretend I’m that cool/beautiful/talented/strong. Thanks for the nod. Next time you’re in Nashville, let’s write!” – Read more at iHeartRadio

Jennifer Hudson on Playing Aretha Franklin: ‘It’s a Blessing, but Scary’ – Jennifer Hudson is riding high with the release of the first teaser for next year’s “Respect” biopic, in which she stars as the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, and she’s celebrating with a gorgeous new As If magazine cover. Shot by Tatijana Shoan in collaboration with artist Ashley Longshore, the layout is an orgy of color and whimsy and positivity suitable for the pop royalty that Hudson is. Speaking out about having the opportunity to play Aretha, Hudson tells the magazine, “Wow, what can I say? I couldn’t be more humbled, intimidated, and excited. It’s a blessing, but scary at the same time. I go to sleep listening to Aretha, and I wake up listening to Aretha. I just want to do her justice and do the best job I possibly can.” – Read more at Extra

Camila Cabello Shares Heartfelt Letter On 2-Year Anniversary Of Debut Album – The “Living Proof” singer celebrated the second anniversary of her self-titled debut album this past Sunday (January 12). To honor the big occasion, the songbird took to Twitter with a heartfelt message of gratitude along with a video paying homage to her Camila era. “It’s crazy looking at the girl in these videos, watching these performances and remembering how I felt in those moments – I remember being so scared in that first video but fighting through the knee, hands, and voice shaking with all I had- honestly watching these videos has left me kind of speechless and nostalgic in the best way,” she wrote. “I will never forget these memories for as long as I live.” – Read more at iHeartRadio

Why Kelly Clarkson Can’t Watch Her Own Daytime Talk Show (Exclusive) – Kelly Clarkson may be daytime TV’s rising queen as host of the variety talk show The Kelly Clarkson Show, but she’s not a fan of watching her own series. While on the blue carpet of the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards, she opened up to ET’s Keltie Knight about seeing herself onscreen. “I can’t watch it because I hate watching me, but people seem to like it,” she said. “I saw the very first episode and then I was like, ‘Out,’ because it’s weird watching yourself.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Steve Harvey Says He’s ‘Happy’ for Kelly Clarkson After Her Show Took Over His NBC Time Slot – There’s no bad blood between Steve Harvey and Kelly Clarkson. During an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, the longtime TV personality touched on losing his NBC daytime talk show last year to one hosted by Clarkson, calling the 37-year-old American Idol alumna “cool people.” “I’m back on TV, you know,” said Harvey, 62, referencing his new talk show for Facebook Watch, STEVE on Watch. “Everybody thought I was gone. But I’m happy for people. You know, I’m a person of faith, so when a door closes for me, I just walk up the hall. It’s more doors!” – Read more at People

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