17 years after Shrek came to theaters, Universal Pictures has decided a reboot is in the works.
IDRIS ELBA’s fiancée is excited to be marrying Billboard’s Sexiest Man Alive. ARIANA GRANDE has been named “Billboard’s” Woman of the Year for 2018, joining previous winners that include Selena Gomez, Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Taylor Swift. She’ll be honored December 6th at the Billboard Women in Music dinner. Here’s what they said – “Ariana Grande is a star on her own terms, never bending to any particular musical trend or path in the industry. Certain in her convictions, she consistently stands up for herself and her decisions in a world that often isn’t hospitable to that sort of strength in young women. She’s got guts, she’s making some of the best music of her career and she’s absolutely deserving of Woman of the Year.”
!! ERIC CHURCH experienced a career milestone on Monday when he got to perform with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN at the “Stand Up For Heroes” benefit in New York City which raises money for wounded veterans. They played an acoustic version of Bruce’s “Working on the Highway” from his “Born In The U.S.A.” album. Eric also did a solo acoustic set and performed “Desperate Man”, “Hippie Radio” . . . and “Still Standing Their Ground”, which is a tribute to our soldiers
RAELYNN moved to Nashville when she was 18. Pop Country asked if she has any advice for young female country artists trying to follow in her footsteps. She said the truth is that females have to spend more time paying their dues than the men do, but she said she wouldn’t change her path for anything. “I’ve been here for seven years and I’ve learned so much in those seven years. I’ve talked to many new artists . . . it’s stick to what you believe in, stick to what makes you different, and really just get to know people for who they are and not for what you want.”
GISELE BUNDCHEN says she quit Victoria’s Secret in 2006 because she was no longer comfortable walking the runway in a thong.
MICHAEL DOUGLAS got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday, and not only was his wife, Cather Zeta Jones and son Cameron there, so was his 101-year-old dad KIRK DOUGLAS.
KELLY RIPA is joining the cast of “Riverdale”. She’ll play the mistress of Hiram Lodge . . . who’s played by her real-life husband MARK CONSUELOS.
Garth Brooks will be performing a brand-new song at the 2018 CMA Awards — so new, in fact, that almost no one has heard it yet. He hasn’t revealed the title of the song, but he did give a hint: the initials “S.T.M.” He says he calls the song “Trisha’s Song,” but that she has not heard it yet. The unnamed song will be a single and be sent to country radio the day after the CMAs.
JUSTIN MOORE announced the first leg of his 2019 tour, which will kick-off January 25th in Springfield, Illinois. Cody Johnson, Eric Paslay, and Riley Green will open select shows. Feb 14 – Wilkes-Barre Township Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza —— Feb 16 – Johnstown 1ST SUMMIT ARENA @ Cambria County War Memorial
The Boot put together a page of every single CMA Entertainer of the Year winner. Eddy Arnold won the inaugural award in 1967 . . . and Loretta Lynn was the first female winner in 1972. Others include Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Alabama, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan . . . and Taylor Swift, who was the most recent female to win it. That was back in 2011.
BLACKBERRY SMOKE has extended their Find a Light Tour into next year. They’ll pick it up January 24th in Oxford, Mississippi and take it to February 22nd in Nashville. Unfortunately they’re not coming close to us.