While 50 Cent has immersed himself in the Hollywood world, with more than 20 movies now to his credit, he hasn’t given up on the thing that made him famous: music. In spite of his busy acting schedule, he’s still performing (he has some tour dates lined up for September), and he told us that he still gets the same feelings at the start of a show that he did when he was starting out. (Click on the media bar below to hear 50 Cent)
50 Cent’s latest acting venture, the cable crime drama Power, airs Sunday nights at 8/7c on Starz.
Evan Ross has managed to make a nice career for himself as an actor, having appeared in two of the Hunger Games movies, along with TV stints on 90210,Wicked City, and Star. Still, his own celebrity has been eclipsed by his family connections — he’s the youngest child of music legend Diana Ross and the younger brother of Black-ish and Girlfriends star Tracee Ellis Ross. One of his mother’s famous friends, of course, was the late entertainment icon Michael Jackson, and Evan Ross said he became very close friends with him, too. (Click on the media bar below to hear Evan Ross)
Evan Ross and his wife, Ashlee Simpson, have a new reality show, Ashlee and Evan, premiering this summer on E!
Although Barry Manilow’s 75th birthday is less than a month away, he’s not ready to give up performing just yet. Though he’s cut back on his touring, Manilow has signed a deal for a residency at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, with shows running through early October. Manilow told us that when he was offered the residency, it was just too good to pass up.
With a career to draw from that has now spanned five decades, Manilow said his fondest memories are of the decade that started it all for him, the ’70s.
One of the things Manilow finds surprising is that there’s a whole new audience at his shows, one that wasn’t even born in the ’70s! And he thinks it’s wonderful that new generations have been finding his music… and singing along!
Barry Manilow: The Hits Come Home is running selected weekends through early October at the Westgate Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Having won three Grammys, four American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, and a whopping 12 Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson is no stranger to the awards show stage. And we can guarantee she’ll be up on stage for Sunday night’s 2018 edition of the Billboard Music Awards: She’ll be hosting the event. She certainly doesn’t mind doing live television, since she was discovered on a live TV competition, but she told us this will feel a little different, and all she can do is hope for the best. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kelly Clarkson)
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air live this Sunday night, starting at 8/7c.
Music is not brain surgery. At least that’s Adam Levine’s point of view. Levine, who is one of the coaches on NBC’s “The Voice,” along with the very successful frontman of the band Maroon 5, says his best advice to contestants is that if you’re thinking about it, you’re overthinking it! (Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine)
The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC
Although it didn’t really deliver on its promise in its later years, American Idol definitely made good on its subtitle — “The Search for a Superstar” — in its early days. Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, Chris Daughtry, and Carrie Underwood were all among the show’s discoveries, and Underwood doesn’t think she could have made it as a singer any other way. (Click on the media bar below to hear Carrie Underwood)
With a new network and new judges, will American Idol recapture the magic and find another superstar? New episodes air Sunday and Monday nights at 8/7c on ABC.