Zayn Malik Signs With UTA – British singer-songwriter Zayn Malik has signed with UTA for representation across music, film and television, among other areas, Variety has exclusively learned. The former One Direction member’s last full-length effort was 2021’s “Nobody Is Listening,” and before that, he released 2018’s “Icarus Falls,” and 2016’s “Mind of Mine,” which gave way to the chart-topping and R&B-leaning single, “Pillowtalk.” Zayn is currently working on his fourth studio album, according to UTA. – Read more at Variety
The Voice coach and X Factor alum Niall Horan Announces New Single “Heaven” – Niall Horan announces new single and reveals cover art. “I could not be happier to let you know that my new single Heaven is being released February 17. Pre-save and pre-order link in bio,” he writes on Instagram alongside cover art photo.
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Penske Media Eldridge Acquires Dick Clark Productions in Major Expansion – Penske Media Eldridge has acquired Dick Clark Productions in a deal that marks a major expansion for the parent company of Variety, Rolling Stone, Billboard and other top media brands. Financial details of the deal with Todd Boehly’s Eldridge Industries were not disclosed. “I am thrilled to expand our partnership with Eldridge and Todd,” said Jay Penske, CEO and Founder of Penske Media. “I have long admired DCP’s portfolio of iconic and prominent live entertainment brands and look forward to growing and evolving DCP’s footprint and legacy for future audiences across all platforms.” – Read more at Variety
Blake Shelton on His Friendship with ‘Voice’ Host Carson Daly: ‘He’s a Grumpy Old Man’ -“Carson’s a grumpy old man,” Blake Shelton told PEOPLE in Las Vegas recently. “He truly is the grumpiest man on the planet, and I’d say that if he were sitting right here next to me.” Daly, the country star alleges, is often complaining behind the scenes. “He is just one of those guys where he’s got a backache, or he’s mad I’m taking too long. He’s just always chewing my ass out about something,” Shelton says, adding that their friendship works “because it rolls off my back and he’s OK with me making fun of him.” – Read more at People
5 Questions With Cristina Rae – And now, Cristina is back where it all began. She’s one of the AGT alumni contestants who competed on the new America’s Got Talent: All Stars 2023 on NBC. The new “all-stars” series premiered earlier this month and features contestants from previous seasons of America’s Got Talent and its franchise of shows. In addition to singing and acting on Broadway and beyond, Cristina is also spreading the message of body positivity through modeling and dance, and she recently launched her own sneaker collection. She previously delivered a mesmerizing performance of “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone at the Center for Nonprofit Management of Nashville. Today, she divides her time between Atlanta and NYC. – Read more at Tritribune.com
Scotty McCreery Talks With Moote, Kimmie & Otis About Reboot Tour & New Baby – Country Star Scotty McCreery (American Idol alum) is excited to be out with Brooks & Dunn on the Reboot Tour calling them “Legends” and saying he’s a fan and tour mate so it’s so cool. We also find out about his experience being a new Daddy as well and the song he sings to his son.