Nick Jonas Joining ‘The Voice’ As A Coach For Season 18

Singer Nick Jonas has a new gig – as a coach on the forthcoming Season 18 of the reality singing competition “The Voice.” Jonas broke the news on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” saying “I am so excited about this. You’re basically the first people I’ve told, so thank you for being a part of this special moment for me.”

The announcement came after DeGeneres showed some videos from current coaches Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend.

Gwen Stefani stepped in as a coach this season after original coach Adam Levine left the show. Jonas tweeted a video expressing how happy he was to be joining the NBC hit, saying “I’m hoping for a Season 1 win for Team Nick and a chance to work with some amazing talent.” You can see Jonas’ tweet: here.

Nick Jonas Will Join The Voice As a Coach


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“Record Store Day” Announces Exclusive Vinyl For Release On Black Friday

“Record Store Day Black Friday 2019” has announced its releases for its annual event taking place on Friday, November 29.

“Record Store Day Black Friday” offers special albums, singles, CDs, and books that can only found in independent record stores on the busiest shopping day of the year.

Be sure to check Record Store Day’s website for all participating locations and a complete list of releases.

Record Store Day Black Friday Promises 177 Titles, Including Paul McCartney, Cardi B, Lizzo


‘The Bachelor’ Host Chris Harrison Gives Update On Peter Weber’s “Freak Accident”

Peter Weber, the star of the next edition of “The Bachelor,” was involved in what the show’s host Chris Harrison called a “freak accident.”  According to Harrison, Weber is “100% OK.” 

“There’s been some wild claims and rumors about Peter today,” Harrison wrote on Instagram. “Peter suffered a freak accident. He got a cut on his head, he did get stitches but he’s 100% OK and production is already back underway. He’s still the dashing, handsome pilot we’ve all dreamed of.”

Harrison did not go into detail on the accident, but Weber was already back to work on set and going on dates as of press time.

28 year-old Weber was announced as the next “Bachelor” star during the finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” just last month. The Delta Airlines pilot was the second runner-up from last season’s edition of “The Bachelorette.”

‘The Bachelor’ Update: Peter Weber Suffers ‘Serious Injury,’ Chris Harrison Issues New Statement


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Matt Lauer Denies “False Stories” After Rape Accusations Are Revealed In New Book

Matt Lauer is responding to allegations from a former junior colleague of his, who has accused him of raping her in his hotel room during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Brooke Nevils told  journalist Ronan Farrow for his forthcoming book, Catch and Kill that the former Today show host forced anal sex on her without her consent in his hotel room.

On Wednesday, Lauer sent an open letter to news outlets in which he denied wrongdoing and said his previous silence “has been a mistake.”  Lauer said: “Today, nearly two years after I was fired by NBC, old stories are being recycled, titillating details are being added, and a dangerous and defamatory new allegation is being made. All are being spread as part of a promotional effort to sell a book. It’s outrageous.”

It was Nevils’ complaint that ultimately led to Lauer’s firing in 2017. Until now, the accuser’s identity and her specific allegation of rape had not been publicly known.

Ex-NBC anchor Matt Lauer denies rape allegation in new book


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Actors Hilarie Burton And Jeffrey Dean Morgan Tie The Knot

Hilarie Burton and Jeffrey Dean Morgan are officially a married couple.

The 37-year-old Burton and the 53-year-old Morgan revealed on their Instagram pages that they tied the knot over the weekend. The couple started dating in 2009, and have two children, 9-year-old son Augustus and 1-year-old daughter George. 

This is Burton’s first marriage and Morgan’s second. Morgan was previously married to actress Anya Longwell, but they divorced in 2007. He was also once engaged to his Weeds co-star, Mary Louise Parker, but they broke up in 2008.

Hilarie Burton and ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan Tie The Knot In A Secret Ceremony


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“Little Mermaid Live!” Teaser Gives Fans First Look At Upcoming ABC Musical

A teaser for “The Little Mermaid Live!” starring Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel was just released, and fans also get a sneak peek at Queen Latifah as evil sorceress Ursula. Shaggy shows up as crab Sebastian, John Stamos plays Chef Louis, and Prince Eric will be played by actor Graham Phillips, best known for his roles in “Riverdale” and “The Good Wife.”

According to a description from ABC, “The Little Mermaid Live!” is a “never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.” The live musical event will feature music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken.

Check out the teaser for “The Little Mermaid Live!” at the link here.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live! Reveals First Look At Ariel, Ursula And More


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‘Star Trek: Picard’ Trailer And Release Date Revealed

The second trailer for the series “Star Trek: Picard” on CBS All Access was revealed at New York Comic Con on Saturday. The trailer to the 10-episode series was released during a panel of cast members, including Patrick Stewart, who is returning to play the iconic Capt. Jean-Luc Picard. Stewart portrayed Picard on “Star Trek: Next Generation,” which aired for seven seasons from 1987 to 1994. The new show will follow the next chapter of Picard’s life, 20 years after the events of “The Next Generation.”

“Star Trek: Picard” will premiere on CBS All Access in the US and Canada on January 23, 2020. On January 24, the show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime in more than 200 countries and territories.

Take a look at the trailer for “Star Trek: Picard” at the link here.

New “Star Trek: Picard” trailer and release date revealed at Comic Con


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Cynthia Erivo Cast As Aretha Franklin In New TV Series

Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo has been cast as Aretha Franklin in the National Geographic Channel‘s next installment of its Emmy-winning “Genius” anthology series.

Erivo won a Tony for her lead role in Broadway’s “The Color Purple” musical and plays Harriet Tubman in the upcoming “Harriet” movie. The TV project and Erivo received the endorsement of Franklin’s estate.

“Genius: Aretha” will feature many of Franklin’s biggest recordings, including “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “Chain of Fools,” “Don’t Play That Song,” “Since You’ve Been Gone” and “Baby I Love You.”

“Genius: Aretha” is set to air in spring 2020.

Cynthia Erivo Is Officially Portraying Aretha Franklin on TV


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“JOKER” Earns $40M Record Opening Day, Wins Weekend Box Office

Joker opened to a $40M record at the box office on Friday, despite the controversy surrounding the movie.  The film is predicted to earn $95 million this weekend, which would make it the biggest October movie opening of all time.

Globally, the film will likely rack up nearly $200 million by Monday,, which would be a career-best for both director Todd Phillips and stars Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro.

In the weeks leading up to the film’s release, criticism of the themes and content contained in movie grew and Joker also had sparked security worries due to its dark portrayal of the title character. Many theaters have increased security and one theater in California even canceled screenings due to a threat.

Friday Box Office: ‘Joker’ Earns $40 Million, on Track to Dominate the Weekend


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Kevin Smith Confirms “Clerks 3” Is In The Works

Director Kevin Smith has announced that “Clerks 3” is happening!

Smith wrote on his Instagram page: “Fans are getting another sequel to the 1994 independent cult hit.”3 CLERKS! Thanks to the good folks at @zscentertainmentand @leeloomultiprops, I got to see Randal! #JeffAnderson, @jaymewes, and I spent Saturday signing stuff and catching up, seeing so much movie merch that’s been made over the last 25 years (hit the Leloo site for sweet signed skateboards)! But even better than that? We talked about making a movie together. It’ll be a movie that concludes a saga. It’ll be a movie about how you’re never too old to completely change your life. It’ll be a movie about how a decades-spanning friendship finally confronts the future. It’ll be a movie that brings us back to the beginning – a return to the cradle of civilization in the great state of #newjersey.   And it’ll be a movie called CLERKS III!”

The film was canceled by Smith in 2017 when Jeff Anderson, who co-starred in the first two, dropped out. Smith addressed that failed project, posting, “This won’t be the old script we almost made a few years back: this is a completely new screenplay that I just started writing last night! And so far, it’s like a dream come true!”

“Clerks 2” was released in 2006, in which Smith and Jason Mewes played their now famous characters, Jay and Silent Bob. The trailer for “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot” was released in July.

Kevin Smith Announces CLERKS 3 Is Happening


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