Headlines: Octavia Spencer, Lorde Set for SNL, Jordin Sparks Co-Hosts Today

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ RETURNS WITH Octavia Spencer, Father John Misty, Scarlett Johansson, Lorde – Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer will make her debut as host of “Saturday Night Live” on March 4. Spencer, who won for “The Help,” is vying for her second Oscar for her role as Dorothy Vaughan in the drama “Hidden Figures,” which was nominated for best picture. Father John Misty will make his debut performance as musical guest. Father John Misty’s forthcoming album, “Pure Comedy,” is the highly anticipated follow-up to his internationally acclaimed album “I Love You, Honeybear.” Joining the five-timers club, Scarlett Johansson will host “SNL” on March 11. Johansson can next be seen in “Ghost in the Shell,” due in theaters March 31. Grammy Award-winning artist Lorde will join as musical guest making this her first solo performance on SNL. – NBC

Jordin Sparks Co-Hosted 9 am hour of The Today Show on Thursday

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Blake Shelton mines ‘Voice’ talent RaeLynn and Sundance Head for opening slots on latest tour – Since his 2001 debut, Blake Shelton has made a name for himself as one of country music’s most popular voices. In recent years though, the country superstar has been mentoring the next generation of country artists as a coach on the singing competition show “The Voice.” Two of these artists, RaeLynn and Sundance Head, are opening for him on his “Doing It to Country Songs” tour, which stops by the Spokane Arena on Friday. RaeLynn has a simple rule when it comes to picking out outfits for stadium shows: The more glitter, the better. – Read more at Spokesman.com

What Christian rocker Colton Dixon has learned along the way – He has been working on “Identity,” his third studio album, for about a year and a half. He describes the album, which comes out March 24, as having three parts: mind, body and spirit. The spirit focuses on having time to rest, and the others take a different road. “I’m always a firm believer of asking the tough questions, so for me personally it was looking at all the areas of my life that I kind of placed my identity in that maybe don’t matter, and then challenging the listener to do the same process … The title track ‘Identity’ talks about knowing who you are and not letting someone else dictate that, whether it’s Hollywood or whoever, just standing firm in who God made you. But there’s actually three sections to the record: the mind, the body and the spirit, and each one poses a different thing. The mind is about taking your thoughts captive, the body is about rising up and becoming the person God made you to be.” – Read more at KnoxNews

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