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Jul 20

Ryan Seacrest officially signs on as host of ABC's “American Idol” reboot

Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and TV DistributionSeacrest…in!  Kelly Ripa made the news official Thursday morning on Live with Kelly and Ryan: Ryan Seacrest is the new host of ABC’s reboot of American Idol. “I’m happy to confirm, I can confirm with absolute confirmation, that Ryan Seacrest is returning for the host of American Idol!” said Kelly.  …

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Jul 13

Shania Twain hopes you'll “Come On Over” for her performance at the US Open

Mercury NashvilleBelieve it or not, this fall will mark twenty years since the release of Shania Twain’s smash crossover album, Come On Over.  The Canadian country/pop superstar will celebrate that momentous occasion with a performance on the opening night of this year’s U.S. Open tennis tournament. The kickoff for one of the biggest events in tennis will …

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Jun 20

“American Idol” to hire back Rickey Minor as musical director?

Courtesy ABCABC appears to be trying to get the band back together — literally — for its American Idol reboot. Sources tell Variety that the ABC is hiring back longtime American Idol music director Rickey Minor for the show’s return next year.  Minor, a bandleader, producer and musician, has worked with Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Christina …

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Jun 15

Get ready for the Summer of Shania

Mercury NashvilleThe Summer of Shania is upon us! The Canadian superstar’s camp came up with the nickname, and we’re just beginning to glimpse what they had in mind for Shania Twain’s return to the spotlight. Hot on the heels of her new single, “Life’s About to Get Good,” we’re finding out new details about her fifth …

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Jun 14

Get ready for Shania “NOW”: “Life's About to Get Good” arrives Thursday

UMGIf you’re a Shania Twain fan, this is the week you’ve been waiting for! The Canadian superstar’s first new music since 2011’s experimental single, “Today Is Your Day,” debuts on Thursday. You’ll be able to stream or download “Life’s About to Get Good” on Friday. The new track boasts a chorus that’s classic Shania, while the verses …

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Jun 12

“American Idol” nationwide auditions scheduled for August & September

ABC/FremantleMedia/19 EntertainmentABC’s reboot of American Idol is set to premiere next year, but auditions start this summer. Thursday, August 17 is when the search for the next crop of contestants will begin.  The auditions will be held via East and West American Idol bus tours, which will begin in Orlando, Florida and Portland, Oregon, and …

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May 23

Why Kelly Clarkson is making Blake Shelton dread the new season of “The Voice”

Frederick Brown/NBCKelly Clarkson and Blake Shelton are longtime pals, but Blake says he’s a little concerned about her joining The Voice as a coach for the show’s next season. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Blake says, “Well, I can tell you that I used to think Miley Cyrus would be the person that talks the most, …

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May 19

Honey, it's here! Preview the new single from Shania Twain

Brian Bowen Smith/NBCIf you can’t wait until next month to hear Shania Twain’s new single, well, it turns out you don’t have to. “It’s been a longggg 15 years but the day has finally arrived!!” the Canadian superstar posted on her socials. “Incredibly excited to share a preview of my new single, ‘Life’s About to Get Good…’” …

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May 09

The Grammy Awards will return to New York for their 60th anniversary

Courtesy The Recording AcademyIn 2018, the Grammy Awards will be held in New York City for the first time in 15 years. Normally, the awards show is held in L.A., but since this is the Grammys’ 60th Anniversary, something special was called for.  The show will be broadcast live on both coasts from New York’s …

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Apr 25

Shania Twain readies “Life's About to Get Good” for June, ahead of full-length album in September

Brian Bowen Smith/NBCShania Twain’s new single “Life’s About to Get Good” is on the way in June, followed by her first album in 15 years in September.   Fans will have the chance to hear the new song this Saturday night, as the Canadian superstar performs  it for the first time at the Stagecoach Festival …

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