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Oct 15

‘Billboard’ Music Awards 2020: The Backstage Scene

dick clark productionsWednesday night’s Billboard Music Awards 2020 was unlike any previous installment of the show: Instead of a huge arena in Las Vegas, it took place at the more intimate Dolby Theater, and there was no live audience at all.  The artists gave it their all, but backstage, some remarked at how odd the …

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Oct 09

Maren Morris teams with Verizon for multi-city virtual tour: “It has been far too long”

Courtesy VerizonMaren Morris is one of the many artists who had to cancel a big tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but now she’s partnering with Verizon to bring her music to fans live via a “virtual tour.” Maren is part of a series of events organized by Verizon that feature an all-female lineup, which …

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Sep 18

“God ain’t done with me yet”: Blanco Brown shares photo of his life-saving helmet after head-on crash

ABC/Image Group LA“The Git Up” star Blanco Brown is on the mend after a serious head-on motorcycle collision in early September left him hospitalized and fighting for his life. The singer underwent a 12-hour surgery to address the unspecified traumas he sustained. Fortunately, Blanco is expected to make a full recovery. As he continues to …

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Sep 14

Taylor Swift to return to the ACM stage for the first time in nearly a decade to perform “Betty”

Kevin Kane/WireImageTaylor Swift‘s music has evolved so much since she first burst into the spotlight with the 2006 debut single “Tim McGraw” and, come Wednesday, she’ll pay homage to her roots at the Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time in seven years, Swift, 30, will give her first performance at the country awards show.  She’ll grace the …

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Aug 19

Katy, Lionel and Luke are back for a fourth season of American Idol on ABC

ABC/Eric McCandlessThe American Idol judges’ panel is staying the same. Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan are all returning for a fourth season of the reality competition show on ABC.  Ryan Seacrest will also return as host. In a statement, Karey Burke, the president of ABC Entertainment, said, referring to last season’s remote episodes, …

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Aug 17

Gabby Barrett and Cade Foehner expecting a daughter

ABC/Image Group LAGabby Barrett and husband Cade Foehner are expecting their first child.  The couple, who met as contestants on season 16 of American Idol in 2018, disclosed to People that they’re expecting a daughter in early 2021. They found out the news while visiting Cade’s family in Texas in May. Gabby reveals she was shocked when she saw the two pink lines …

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Aug 06

Maren Morris’ Heroes Fund makes donation to local Tennessee high school band program

ABC/Image Group LASince she established her Heroes Fund charity in 2017, Maren Morris has been allocating a portion of the proceeds of her “Meet and Greet” packages to support of music education and fine arts programs in public schools. Now, the Heroes Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, has donated $70,000 …

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Jul 31

‘American Idol’ auditions go virtual with “Idol Across America” August 10

Courtesy ABCSince filling hotel ballrooms or stadiums with screaming — and singing — hopefuls is no longer an option amid the COVID-19 pandemic, American Idol is taking its auditions on the road virtually for the spring 2021 edition of the show. Starting August 10, the show will kick off its “Idol Across America” remote auditions, …

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Jul 17

The American Music Awards are set for November 2020

dick clark productionsThe American Music Awards are a go this year. ABC and dick clark productions announced Friday that the three-hour ceremony is set to air Sunday, November 22 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. It’s not yet known how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the show. Details regarding the production of the telecast will …

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Jul 01

Are Gwen and Blake planning to tie the knot this summer?

NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty ImagesThey’re not even engaged, but US Weekly claims that longtime partners Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton are so eager to get married that they may tie the knot this summer. The mag quotes a source as saying the couple is “keen to make it happen as soon as possible,” but …

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