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In a Tuesday Tweet, Camila Cabello confirmed that she had a surprise for her fans coming this week. It did not stay a surprise for long. Fans quickly noticed that a new version of “Never Be The Same” featuring country artist Kane Brown had been registered in the ISRC database. Brown, moreover, posted fire emojis in response to Cabello’s initial Tweet. Thursday, Cabello confirmed the validity of her fans’ investigation. In posts across her social networks, she revealed that she collaborated with Kane Brown for a new version of “Never Be The Same,” which will be revealed late Thursday/early Friday ... Read more
Listings have emerged for the May 7-11 string of “Ellen DeGeneres Show” episodes. Three of those episodes have confirmed musical guests. Maroon 5 is listed for the May 7 edition of the daytime talk show. As with the band’s last “Ellen” visits, frontman Adam Levine will also participate in an interview. Panic! At The Disco will take the “Ellen” stage on May 8. That episode will also feature interviews with Woody Harrelson and Gayle King. Foo Fighters will close the week with a performance on May 11. Jane Fonda is listed as the interview guest. Previously confirmed “Ellen” performers include ... Read more
Keith Urban, Sugarland and Rae Sremmurd are set to take the stage on upcoming “Jimmy Kimmel Live” episodes. Urban will take the stage on the April 30 edition of the popular late-night talk show. Carol Burnett and Jake Tapper will be the interview guests. Fellow country act Sugarland will perform on the May 2 “Kimmel” episode. The performance will close an episode that also features Mike Myers and Zazie Beetz. Rae Sremmurd will close the week with a performance on May 3. Bill Hader and Cory Booker will be that night’s interview guests. — ABC has not yet announced a ... Read more
“Weekend Update” anchors and “Saturday Night Live” head writers Colin Jost and Michael Che will be hosting the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. NBC, which is handling broadcasting duties this year, confirmed the news in a Thursday announcement. The ceremony, which will honor the year’s television highlights, will emanate from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on September 17. “We’re proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that’s a real fact,” said Jost and Che. Along with Jost and Che, the ceremony will feature special appearances by other members of the “Saturday ... Read more
Six days after releasing his “Graffiti U” album, country superstar Keith Urban will visit “Late Night With Seth Meyers.” According to NBC, Urban will appear as an interview and musical guest on the May 3 edition of the late-night talk show. The episode will also feature an appearance by “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Stephanie Beatriz. Official “Late Night” listings follow: Thursday, April 26: Guests Chris Hayes, Brian Koppelman & David Levien. Sarah Tomek sits-in with the 8G Band. Show 0677. Friday, April 27: Guests Tiffany Haddish and musical guest The War on Drugs. Gil Sharone sits-in with the 8G Band. (OAD ... Read more
The CW’s Wednesday dramas held steady in the adults 18-49 demographic this week. They meanwhile enjoyed slight episode-to-episode gains in overall viewership. According to fast national data posted by Showbuzz, Wednesday’s “Riverdale” drew a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating and averaged 1.15 million overall viewers. Last week’s episode drew the same 0.4 demo rating but a slightly lesser 1.10 million viewer tally. “Riverdale” led into “The Originals,” which drew a 0.4 in the demo and 1.04 million in overall viewership. Last week’s season premiere managed a 0.4 rating and 0.97 million viewers. — This week’s “The Originals,” interestingly, outdrew “Riverdale” among ... Read more
Update: Headline Planet can confirm that Miley Cyrus will be the lead interview guest on the May 1 “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The multi-threat entertainer will be appearing in support of her Converse collaboration. Elizabeth Warren is also set for an appearance on the episode; no musical guest has yet been announced. ==== Popular entertainer Miley Cyrus is headed to ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” According to the 1iota ticketing website, Cyrus will appear at the May 1 taping. “Kimmel” appearances typically air the night they are taped, suggesting that Cyrus will indeed be part of next Tuesday night’s broadcast. ABC has ... Read more
Kelly Clarkson appears in multiple segments on Thursday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The pop artist and “Voice” coach answers DeGeneres’ questions in an interview; she then interviews Ellen herself as part of a “The Kelly Show” comedy bit. She also takes the stage to perform her current single “I Don’t Think About You.” The episode, which also features an appearance by Chris Hemsworth, airs this afternoon. Check local listings for the start time in your market. You do not need to wait until then to see Clarkson’s appearance, however. Highlights from the visit – including the full performance – follow.
Update: Season three of ABC’s “Quantico” premieres Thursday night. On the eve of the launch, star Priyanka Chopra appeared on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Chopra sat for an interview with Jimmy Fallon. She (along with Fallon, Black Thought and Questlove) also participated in a segment with David Blaine. A video of the David Blaine segment follows; highlights from the interview will be posted upon availability. Photos from the taping are also embedded. THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 0858 — Pictured: (l-r) Tariq ‘Black Thought’ Trotter, Host Jimmy Fallon, Magician David Blaine, Actress Priyanka Chopra, Ahmir ... Read more
Cardi B, whose album “Invasion Of Privacy” recently debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, will be performing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday, April 26. Ahead of the ceremony, the breakout hip-hop star took the stage at an official rehearsal session. Others seen rehearsing at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas include Ozuna, J Balvin and Maluma. Telemundo will be broadcasting this year’s event; red carpet coverage starts at 7PM ET. Along with the aforementioned names, the list of performers includes Bad Bunny, Becky G, Calibre 50, Chayanne, Christian Nodal, CNCO, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, ... Read more