Headlines: Tom Bergeron Hosts Game Remake, Jordin Sparks Honors Late Sister

Tom Bergeron Hosting Remake Of Classic Game Show ‘Tic-Tac-Dough’ In The Works At NBCUniversal; Harry Friedman & Village Roadshow TV To Exec Produce – Former Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron is hosting a new take on Tic-Tac-Dough that is in the works at NBCUniversal. The ex-Hollywood Squares man has teamed up with former Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! exec producer Harry Friedman and Village Roadshow Television on the project, which is being piloted at the company, sources told Deadline. Based on the classic tic-tac-toe game, Tic-Tac-Dough sees contestants answering questions in various categories in order to put an X or an O on the board. – Read more at Deadline

INTERVIEW: Chayce Beckham to perform National Anthem at Sheriff’s Rodeo – The High Desert has another reason to head out to the Sheriff’s Rodeo this year! American Idol winner, Chayce Beckham, has been expected to perform the Star Spangled Banner this Saturday at the rodeo. – Listen to the interview at HDDailyNews.com or below:

After Losing Her Step-Sister To Complications Of Sickle Cell, Jordin Sparks Is Honoring Her Memory – When singer and actress Jordin Sparks was 16 years old, her life was changing, and not in the ordinary way it does for teenage girls. At that age, she auditioned for American Idol‘s sixth season, which she would later win, becoming the youngest winner in the show’s history. It would be a stepping stone for Jordin, who would go on to have hits on the Billboard charts, act on Broadway, and star alongside legends like Whitney Houston on the big screen. Looking back at that time in her life during a conversation with us further put into perspective the brevity of the loss of her stepsister, Bryanna Jackson-Frias. In 2019, Bryanna passed away of complications from sickle cell anemia at 16. “She would have just had a ball and also she would have touched many people,” the star tells ESSENCE. – Read more at Essence

Laci Kaye Booth Reveals The Advice SheGot From ‘Idol’ Judges That Sticks WithHer 2 Years Later – “Katy Perry looked at me after a show and she said, ‘Keep working hard, keeping doing what you’re doing and working really hard, and eventually, you can put out what you want and do what you want to,’” Laci told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “I thought that was really interesting advice. I took it to heart. Luke, Lionel and Katy all encouraged me to have more confidence in my singing and stage presence. I think that was really cool to hear from those people that I idolized my entire life. I was like, ‘Dang, maybe I do need to have more confidence!’” – Read more at Hollywood Life

LISTEN: Chris Daughtry Breaks Down His New Album ‘Dearly Beloved’ & More! – Our friend Chris Daughtry checked into the show today to talk all about his brand new album ‘Dearly Beloved’ which just dropped this past Friday. Daughtry albums are always pretty heavy but this one goes next level. – Read more at iHeart.com

Britnee Kellogg Shares an Overdue Tribute to Motherhood on New Heartfelt Song ‘Hey Mama’ — Featuring Her Daughter! – After a year and a half of dodging an onslaught of pandemic germs, the American Idol standout and mother of three found out she had tested positive for COVID-19. And a few short days later, she realized that her sons — 13-year-old Caiden and 12-year-old Hudson — had it too. And while she had always found a way to power through each and every challenge that motherhood threw her way through the years, it was this challenge that had her feeling downright helpless. It’s this premise that runs through the soul of Kellogg’s new song “Hey Mama,” a song she happened to write mere months before she and her family were taken down by the virus. (Britnee competed on seasons 11 & 12) – Read more at People

Cheryl Burke Pens Essay About Sobriety, Finding Healing in ‘Dancing With the Stars’ With Partner Cody Rigsby – This past summer, I celebrated three years of sobriety. My decision to commit to being sober was a long time coming. I was functioning, had just gotten engaged, and then my father passed away. He struggled to stay sober throughout my entire life, and his death served as a wake-up call to me. I could either numb everything the way I always had or I could finally let myself feel all of those feelings of grief — sober. – Read more at US Magazine

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