Ellen DeGeneres has landed her own Netflix standup special. “It has been 15 years since I did a stand-up special. 15 years,” DeGeneres said in a statement on Wednesday. “And I’m writing it now, I can’t wait. I’ll keep you posted when and where I’m gonna shoot my Netflix special. I’m excited to do it; I’m excited for you to see it.” Actually this is kind of a full circle moment because Ellen DeGeneres got her start in standup comedy before transitioning into acting and then hosting her own daytime show. Her Netflix project will mark her first standup show since 2000, when she starred in Ellen DeGeneres: The Beginning for HBO
Orlando will host the Pro Bowl on Jan. 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN and ABC, the NFL announced Wednesday. Last season, the NFL played its all-star game in Orlando for the first time at Camping World Stadium. The NFL has a two-year deal with an option for a third year to play the Pro Bowl in Orlando. The 2018 game will feature the AFC vs. NFC format, which returned last season. Source: WFTV
Katy Perry does not mind that everyone knows she’s making BANK on “American Idol”. ABC reportedly forked over $25 million to land KATY PERRY for the new “American Idol”. And when she was asked about it yesterday, she said she was PROUD of it. She said, quote, “I’m really proud that, as a woman, I got PAID. And you know why? I got paid like more than like pretty much any guy that’s been on that show. And, by the way, I love men. So, I’m a paid woman and I’m ready for a beautiful man.” Simon Cowell was the only “Idol”judge to make more . . . he reportedly got between $36 million and $45 million at the end of his run. Ryan Seacrest was pulling down $15 million . . . Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez got between $15 million and $18 million . . . Nicki Minaj was around $12 million . . . while Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban were only making about $5 million when they came aboard.
Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill have been out on the Soul2Soul tour for about 2-3 months now. So That is a lot of time together even though yes, they are married but even when you choose to spend the rest of your life with someone, being with them for work and for fun can cause some tension after a while. But not for these two! Tim McGraw says that he absolutely loves spending time with his wife Faith Hill whether they are touring big on their current Soul 2 Soul tour or not. He said, “We spend a lot of time together, whether we are working or not. We like to be together. Our family likes to be together. (Faith laughs) We’re homebodies and we don’t go out much and we like to hang out together and watch movies and stuff. That’s a plus when you’re on the bus…The pluses are so awesome. To be able to be on the road with your wife every night and watch her sing and watch her perform and watch the magic that she creates out there, to be a part of that and be able to do that together and look back at the legacy that we have of doing this for 20 years together. Then the legacy that our children will have after we’re gone. Those are the things I think about when we work together.”
And this right here is why we love country music so much. Love & Theft announced this week that all proceeds from the sale of their song “Love Wins” over the next month will be donated to the families affected by the bombing at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England. “In light of the recent tragedy in Manchester, we’d like to give back in some way,” the duo says in a video posted to their Facebook page. “And for, the best way we know how is with our music.” In the video, the group’s Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson also perform an acoustic version of the track. “Love Wins” is available for purchase on iTunes.
Brett Eldredge shows his more sensitive side the other day when he took to Twitter and Instagram share some pretty intimate information about him. He shared that his new earpieces for live shows feature the signatures of his grandfathers from both the Eldredge and Vonderlage sides of his family. “My grandfathers were a big inspiration to me & big supporters of my dreams,” Eldredge captioned a photo of his new in-ear monitors. “These are their signatures & they live on through every song.” As Taste of Country points out, in-ears are small monitors used by musicians to hear the customized onstage mix of instruments and vocals during a live performance.