The Voice Alum and Former NFL Player Esera Tuaolo Hosts the First-ever Super Bowl Inclusion Party set for Minneapolis – On Wednesday, January 31st, former NFL defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo will be throwing the first ever “Inclusion Party,” a first-of-its-kind event officially supported by the league, which will focus on diversity and inclusion and is setting out to support equality and acceptance in all professional sporting disciplines. Esera, who played 10 seasons in the NFL, came out publicly in 2002, and also participated on Team Blake in this past fall’s season of NBC’s “The Voice,” will be joined by several of his fellow former singing show contestants, along with an array of additional celebrity guests. – Read more at Glaad. Full lineup and TIX at HateisWrong.Org Adam Cunningham, Red Marlow, Keisha Renee, Mitchell Lee, Natalie Stovall and more are participating.
Luke Bryan says Keith Urban gave him advice ahead of ‘American Idol’ gig – Ahead of the show’s taping, he spoke with former “Idol” judge and country music icon Keith Urban, he revealed. “Keith Urban and I chatted quite a bit. He said ‘Man, you’re going to love it.’” Many of the show’s most popular singers have been country artists, like Carrie Underwood and Scotty McCreery. “I don’t feel any pressure,” he insisted. “I relish in the fact [I’m] trying to find a country singer to be able to add to the country format, to be able to grow as an artist.” – REad more at FOX News
The Voice Winner Chloe Kohanski Back in LA Today to Film Something Special
back 2 LA tomorrow!!! filming a special surprise ;-) can u guess what it is?
— Chloe Kohanski (@ChloeKohanski) January 31, 2018
Kelly Clarkson Responds to Grammy President
Grammy President, Neil Portnow said women would have to “step up” if they wanted to win more Grammys. The backlash from female artists and others has been intense. Here’s what Kelly Clarkson had to say.
A confused soul said women need 2 “step up” their A-game if they wanna start winning & u know what I’m not even mad at ignorance. I’m just gonna kindly point u n the direction of my A-game album I recently dropped #MeaningOfLife #UrWelcome I Jenna Dewan’d that shit y’all #stepup
— Kelly Clarkson (@kelly_clarkson) January 31, 2018
David Archuleta and Fifth Harmony’s Ally Brooke Meet!
They shared stories about Simon Cowell, I’m sure. Heh.
It was a pleasure meeting @AllyBrooke from @FifthHarmony last night at her pop up performance in LA. I had a great time! Y'all gotta check out her new song "Perfect" and its message. ?? https://t.co/oFuwNju3KF pic.twitter.com/1QyvvVwgP9
— David Archuleta (@DavidArchie) January 28, 2018
Danny Gokey’s Red Carpet Arrival At The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Danny was up For Best Christian Album (Rise) at the Grammys (he lost…but its the nom that counts, right?)
Clark Beckham’s journey from American Idol to pop music icon Quincy Jones – Ironically, the self-belief so central to his American Idol journey provided an unexpected insight during the final episode. “It was weird in that I was positive that if I do my best then there couldn’t be a reason why I wouldn’t win the competition,” he says. “But the funny thing was when I was on that stage and [the host] Ryan Seacrest was about to announce the winner, I just couldn’t picture him calling my name, you know? I couldn’t visualise him saying the winner was Clark Beckham.” – Read more at The National