Filming for new musical ‘Color Purple’ begins – Principal photography has officially begun on “The Color Purple,” a new film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The project stars American Idol season 3 alum Fantasia Barrino who also played the role on Broadway. Danielle Brooks, Halle Bailey, Ciara, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo, Corey Hawkins, HER, Louis Gossett Jr. and David Alan Grier also star. More than Dark Horizons.com
Fantasia Barrino announces new book
Speaking of Fantasia, she and her husband co-wrote No crowns in the castle a self-help book on navigating married life. It can be pre-ordered now and will be released on April 26.
— Fantasia Taylor (@TasiasWord) April 6, 2022
Dozens of celebrities join global ‘Stand up for Ukraine’ social media rally – Dozens of celebrities will take part in the “Stand up for Ukraine” social media rally from this Friday (April 8) until Saturday (April 9), where a pledge event is expected to take place in Warsaw, Poland. Global Citizen made the announcement on Wednesday, April 6. The list includes Adam Lambert, Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Ellen Degeneres, Jesse McCartney, Kesha, Maneskin, Rita Ora, Weezer and many more. – Read at iHeart.com
Camila Cabello is getting “true to herself” with a new album – Camila Cabello is preparing to release her third album Family April 8. She told Reuters “I was like, in a really shitty place, from a mental health perspective,” she said. On the third track, “Psychofreak”, Cabello sings, “I don’t blame the girls for the way it went…” and confirmed that these lyrics refer to his former band members Fifth Harmony. “This song is basically about anxiety and all the different things that have been my journey with anxiety and starting very young in the industry.” Camila revealed that her contacts with her ex-bandmates were limited, but positive. “We supported each other through DMs and stuff,” she said. “I’m like in a really good place with, with them.” – Read more on Reuters
Katharine McPhee calls herself a ‘retired’ artist – The American Idol actress and husband David Foster spoke to Extra ahead of Clive Davis’ 90th birthday bash. Katharine talked about working with Clive on his first album after American Idol.
EG Daily “Rugrats” Voiceover Artist Reflects on “The Voice” Audition – The EG Daily voiceover and singer told Kelly Clarkson why she auditioned for Season 5 of The Voice. She eventually landed on Team Blake Shelton, but was eliminated in the knockout round.
Carrie Underwood and Jax team up on Tik Tok
When Jax saw fellow American Idol alum Carrie Underwood while on residency in Las Vegas, the two teamed up for a funny Tik Tok video. The Season 14 alum checked off Carrie’s name on her recent single, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” In the new clip, when Jax sings “I Went All Carrie Underwood On Him” in reference to Carrie’s hit “Before He Cheats,” the Season 4 winner appears in the shot with a baseball bat. Watch it below.