For Evan Ross, His Best Friendship Was A Glove Affair

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!

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Barry Manilow Brings His Hits Back To Vegas

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.

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‘Billboard’ Award Winner Kelly Clarkson Tries Her Hand At Hosting

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.

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Adam Levine’s Secret To Success: Don’t Think, Just Sing

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

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Carrie Underwood: Without ‘Idol,’ She’s Nothing

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.

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Lady Gaga’s ‘Just Dance’: A Perfect Ten (Years Old)

Believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since Lady Gaga broke onto the pop music scene with Just Dance. Released on April 8, 2008, the song was far from being an overnight success — it didn’t hit the Top 40 chart until Halloween, more than half a year later! Once it caught on, though, it caught fire, and in January 2009, it became the first of Gaga’s seven No, 1 hits on the American airplay charts. Looking back at the song after a decade, Gaga told us how Just Dance came into existence. (Click on the media bar below to hear Lady Gaga)

Since its release a decade ago, Just Dance has been certified eight-times Platinum and sold more than 7 million digital copies in the United States alone. Later this year, Gaga will star in the new remake of A Star is Born, which will feature new music from her, as well.

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