Headlines: Katharine McPhee Leaving Waitress, Female Country Artists Still Tomatoes

KELLY CLARKSON, KENAN THOMPSON, KRISTEN BELL, JENNIFER GARNER AND MORE CHALLENGE THEIR POP CULTURE CHOPS ON RED NOSE DAY EDITION OF “HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT” – For NBC’s Red Nose Day primetime programming lineup, Hollywood’s biggest stars will unite for a cause, testing their pop culture prowess and raising money for children in need on a special episode of “Hollywood Game Night.” Hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, the special Red Nose Day edition of “HGN” will air Thursday, May 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Joining the fun will be Kelly Clarkson, Kenan Thompson, Kristen Bell, Jennifer Garner, Sean Hayes, Jeff Goldblum, Leslie Mann and Thandie Newton. – Read more at Futon Critic

Katharine McPhee Annonces Final London Waitress performance

Katharine opened the musical Waitress on the West End in London. Now, she has announced her final performance will be June 15.

Katharine McPhee on Meeting Her Musical Icon Celine Dion

Catching Up With Uché on His Idol Time – “I think a lot of people think with these shows that we’re kind of forced to do stuff or the producers have their agenda and honestly I feel so blessed to be on this show at this time because I’ve had so much freedom to do the music that I wanted to do, that I’ve asked to do. They’ve just been there to help us bring that to life as much as they can. They give us the resources to make sure that whatever song we choose to do it’s the best it can be to give us the best chance in the competition. – HoustonPress

Here’s The Performance That Got Lauren Daigle Kicked Off American Idol – Yesterday in Studio C, Lauren Daigle revealed that during her time on American Idol, she felt SO awkward when she had to squeeze into a glittery dress, put on glittery stilettos and sing “Baby Love”. She claims that she went to her mom and said “I hope I get eliminated”. Sure enough for her, she was eliminated following this song. – Read more at Cities97.1

‘We Clearly Have A Problem’: Study Highlights Shortage Of Female Country Artists & Songwriters – Key takeaways include female artists (including solo artists and members of duos and bands) accounting for just 16 percent of the top 500 country songs from 2014-2018 – roughly equivalent to 5 male artists for every 1 female. When it comes to age, the study found that all of the top-performing women were under 40 years old, with Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert the oldest at 35. In contrast 7 of the top 8 males, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley were all aged 40 or over. The sole exception was 29 year-old Thomas Rhett. The average mean age across the country charts for the survey period was 37 for males and 34 for females. – Read more at Billboard.com

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