Headlines: Katy Perry ‘Blackface Shoe” Pulled, Idol Alum Faces Federal Charges

Former American Idol Star From The Jersey Shore Now Facing Federal Charges – The former American Idol star from the Jersey Shore is making headlines once again. Antonella Barba of Point Pleasant Beach, NJ is now facing federal charges for dealing h*roin. Although she denies knowing it was there, authorities discovered h*roin in her rental car. Barba was charged with one count of possession of more than 100 grams of h*roin with intent to distribute. Now, the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney dropped state drug dealing charges against her and Barba faces federal charges instead. If convicted, she faces a minimum of five years, and up to 40 years, in prison, with a $500,000 fine. – Read more at JerseyShoreOnline

Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoe Has Been Pulled from Shelves – Katy’s got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart — and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface … the “Rue Face Slip On Loafers” and its high-heeled counterpart, “Ora Face Block Heel Sandal.” Sources connected to Katy tell us these specific shoes are just part of an entire line of shoes she’s designed and released … and they were never intended to be offensive. However, we’re told, “In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes.” – Read more at TMZ

Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, & Kim Petras Team Up for Steven Tyler’s Grammys 2019 Viewing Party!Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane, and Kim Petras step out for Steven Tyler‘s 2019 Grammy Awards Viewing Party! The 22-year-old “More Than That” singer, the 21-year-old “Bottled Up” crooner, and the 26-year-old “Heart to Break” singer joined forces at the event held to benefit Janie’s Fund and presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios on Sunday (February 10) in Los Angeles. Lauren was joined by boyfriend Ty Dolla $ign. Haley Reinhart was also in attendance – See the Photos at Just Jared

Darci Lynne – ‘America’s Got Talent’ Winner Talks About New Tour And Much More – And as she gets ready to kick off her 18-city tour Fresh Out Of The Box tour ( which starts February 15th) all show dates have all been planned around her school schedule. “The shows are all on weekends so I could go to school during the weekdays and go out and do these awesome shows on the weekend. Two weekends a month, four shows a month.” The 2019 tour follows a highly successful 50-stop tour last year that took her all over the country, generated more than 100,000 in ticket sales, and grossed $5.2 million. – Read more at Forbes.com

Lauren Daigle Talks Grammy Wins, Capturing Being ‘Carefree & Wild’ With ‘Look Up Child’: Watch – Asked how this past year of success has changed her career, the singer replies that she is pinching herself every single day. “We just got to do MusiCares this past week,” she says. “That was one of the most incredible things I’ve ever been a part of. And there are all of these different people playing there, singing there, representing Dolly Parton, so that was amazing. It’s phone calls like that that you’re receiving over and over, like, what in the world is going on? It’s really special.” – Read more at Billboard

Donnie Wahlberg Addresses Rumors He’s The Rabbit on ‘The Masked Singer’ – “I can’t answer that,” he quipped, when asked Monday at the Television Critics Association press tour while promoting HLN’s Very Scary People, whether there was any truth to the speculation. “I can only say that there is a list of boy banders who are alleged to be The Rabbit and I’m on the list,” Wahlberg noted. “I think I’m trending third now behind Joey Fatone and Joey McIntyre. I don’t even know who’s in costume and if it’s me, I haven’t found out yet.” – Read more at ETOnline

The Masked Singer boss previews season 2: New characters, bigger secrets – “I can guarantee you, every season you’ll see a whole new batch of characters,” teases Plestis. “So it feels fresh and different. You also might see some of the older characters come back, but not in a competition way. You never want to say completely goodbye to the Hippo.” Plestis is already stressing out about what new measures Masked Singer will have to take going forward, now that America is obsessed with the show. “It keeps me up at night, and I’m not kidding you,” Plestis says. “We’re going to have to do double duty in season 2 to keep [the singers] secret.” – Listen to the Podcast at EW.com

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