Aretha Franklin did not receive her title as the ‘Queen of Soul’ for no reason. Her chillingly beautiful music has the ability to speak directly to your heart in ways no other can replicate. Her moving performances paired with her four-octave vocal range makes Franklin a true wonder. As a little girl, she sang Gospel music and her soulful voice led her to stardom. At 76 years old, she passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit. She had reportedly been suffering from Pancreatic Cancer of the Neuroendocrine type. Her family released this statement:
‘In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. ‘We have been deeply touched by the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received from close friends, supporters and fans all around the world. Thank you for your compassion and prayers. We have felt your love for Aretha and it brings us comfort to know that her legacy will live on. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.’
Gwen Stefani is more than ‘Just A Girl’—she’s a sin city success!
The three-time Grammy Award winner has already reportedly pulled in $5.5 million with her Las Vegas residency!!!
That’s HUGE for a 12-show run!
“I just gotta take a second to actually believe this is happening,” she told her fans ahead of opening night. “Imagine, I’m just a girl from Orange County in Anaheim, California, and never in my wildest dreams could I imagine that I’d be doing my own Vegas residency.”
Her “Just A Girl” show resides at the Zappos theater inside Planet Hollywood on the Vegas strip and features songs from her No Doubt days as well as her solo hits.
Production is set to resume in December and continues with four shows leading up to New Year’s Eve, and then will then resume again in February for another nine shows.
No doubt, Gwen will not leave us disappointed by her outfit choices, she even places tribute to her country beau, Blake Shelton wearing a cowboy outfit.
Get ready little monsters because Lady Gaga is bringing the mother of all shows to Las Vegas Dec 28!
The singer/performer has just announced the show Lady Gaga Enigma!The show will take place at the MGM Park Theater and be a “brand new odyssey of her pop hits built as an experience unlike any-other,” AND just when you thought that was amazing, she has also announced she is doing another exclusive show, Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano! This show that will feature “stripped-down versions of her hits as well as music from the Great American Songbook.
Gaga couldn’t be more excited to share this Vegas show with her fans! There will be 23 Enigma shows and 4 Jazz shows. Presale for Little monsters is 8/7 and the rest go on sale 8/13.
I don’t know about you but this show looks like a hit!
The Homecoming Of An Airman, The Reunion Between A Father And Child
I watched the best video that popped up on my timeline this weekend. The homecoming of an Airman, the reunion between a father and child. The sacrifice our military members make, day in and day out as well as their families. Just listen and hear how happy his son is when he is surprised:
“Surprising the kid. Back in Alaska. He didn’t know I was coming home.”
A driver in Texas had to pull over to take a picture of this clearly spotted Angel in the sky. The driver, named Danny said the sign came at such an important time in his life where he was struggling to continue. The picture is going viral and Danny is hoping this sign will let other’s know, everything will be OK.
Tell us about a time when you received a sign about something. Was it a word from someone, something in nature? Leave us a message on our hotline at 1-866-4ELLENK.
iHeartMedia, the leading audio company in America which also has a greater reach in the U.S. than any other media outlet, today announced the debut of the nationally syndicated “The Ellen K Weekend Show.” Led by trailblazing radio icon and iHeartMedia Los Angeles KOST 103.5’s morning show host Ellen K, the new four hour Adult Contemporary (AC) weekend program will originate from Los Angeles and debut on Saturday, July 28, 2018 nationwide.
“The Ellen K Weekend Show” will feature custom tailored content for an audience that wants to feel informed on lifestyle trends, inspired by “feel good” moments and enhanced by shareable factoids. Listeners will also enjoy the latest showbiz news and interviews with the biggest names in music like: John Legend, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson and more. The program will launch this Saturday, July 28, 2018 across 10 iHeartMedia stations nationwide, including: KOST 103.5 in Los Angeles, 106.7 Lite fm in New York City, 93.9 LITE FM in Chicago, SUNNY 99.1 in Houston, 97.1 WASH-FM in Washington, D.C., 100.3 WNIC in Detroit, 99.9 KEZ in Phoenix, K103 Portland in Portland, Q 101.9 in San Antonio and Sunny 106.5 in Las Vegas; and will expand to 30 additional markets on August 25, 2018. In addition, the program will be available on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s all-in-one digital music, podcasting and live streaming radio service.
“Ellen K is one of the most popular hosts in radio and one of the most well-known women in media today,” said Tom Poleman, Chief Programming Officer for iHeartMedia. “Her success as the leading female host for a morning drive program in Los Angeles is a direct result of her empowering and upbeat view as a modern mom navigating everyday life. Ellen K has the unmatched ability to enlighten, educate and entertain and she has been a trusted voice in the community for over 20 years. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to bring the ‘The Ellen K Weekend Show’ to listeners nationwide.”
As one of the most recognizable voices in radio, Ellen K is the host of the top-rated “Ellen K Morning Show” on KOST 103.5, Feel Good Los Angeles! She landed her own show after co-hosting with Ryan Seacrest for 12 years on KIIS FM Los Angeles, and on the nationally syndicated “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” The California native began her career in radio while in college at Purdue University and later worked at stations in San Diego and San Francisco before joining KIIS-FM. Ellen regularly appears on the CBS daytime show “The Talk,” and has been the voice of The Grammys, The Academy Awards and was most recently selected as the voice of the hit ABC prime time show, “The Proposal.” She is also the narrator for “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” on TLC and “Hatched” on the CW. In 2012, Ellen was honored with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in radio, and was awarded the inaugural Airblazer award by the MIW – Mentoring and Inspiring Women in radio.
“It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since I left ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ to start up the ‘Ellen K Morning Show’ with iHeartMedia, and now to broadcast the new ‘Ellen K Weekend Show’ across iHeartRadio stations nationwide is a dream come true! This thrilling new weekend venture is the continuation of the exciting growth we’ve experienced in Los Angeles,” said Ellen K. “We pride ourselves on connecting with our listeners in a meaningful way and the new weekend program is definitely a feel good show…and I think we need more of that in the world today and I’m happy that iHeart agrees. iHeartMedia has long been an important partner to me, and I am grateful to the entire team for the opportunity.”
Jennifer Lopez made her way back to rom-com world and we can not be more excited!
Thursday, STX Entertainment released the trailer for Second Act, staring the one and only rom-com queen.
Lopez stars as a big-box store employee in her forties, who after her BFF’s son helps create her a new identity filled with fake degrees and photo shopped pictures with the president, lands an interview for her dream job.
After landing the job of a lifetime, she continues to use her street smarts to excel in keeping up with her double life.
“Her talent was real. Her resume was not”
Sounds familiar? Think of Younger, but with Vanessa Hudgens as Hillary Duff (co-worker), and her real-life BFF Leah Remini as her tough-loving, on-screen best friend.
Not to mention, her on screen husband is hottie from This is Us‘, Milo Ventimiglia! Such a fun cast!
Love seeing my family at “The Talk” with Gloria & Emilio Estefan and “On Your Feet” tour! This show was so great! I really hope you get a chance to see it! Check for some pretty great ticket prices, here!
attends a celebration of the Los Angeles engagement of “On Your Feet!”, the Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway musical, at the Pantages Theatre on July 10, 2018 in Hollywood, California.