Two-and-a-half years after they tied the knot in Tennessee, country singer Kacey Musgraves and her singer-songwriter husband, Ruston Kelly, have called it quits.
Their reps confirmed to the news in a joint statement, saying: “With heavy but hopeful hearts we wanted to put our own thoughts into the air about what’s happening. These kinds of announcements are always met with scrutiny and speculation and we want to stop that before it even starts,” their statement said. “We believe that we were put into each other’s lives for a divine reason and have both changed each other infinitely for the better. The love we have for each other goes far beyond the relationship we’ve shared as husband and wife. It’s a soul connection that can never be erased.”
The statement continued, “We’ve made this painful decision together — a healthy decision that comes after a very long period of trying the best we can. It simply just didn’t work. Though we are parting ways in marriage, we will remain true friends for the rest of our lives. We hold no blame, anger, or contempt for each other and we ask for privacy and positive wishes for us both as we learn how to navigate through this.”
The couple met in early 2016 while attending a songwriters’ showcase at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
Blake Shelton gave his fans a peek into some backstage moments with his love, Gwen Stefani by releasing a performance video of their duet, “Nobody But You.”
Shelton revealed the meaning behind the song, saying, “This was one of those songs where the more I heard it, the more I fell in love with it. I also realized how important it is for me and where I am in my life, and I think that’s why [writer] Shane [McAnally] was trying to get it to me.” Shelton added, “It fits my story. I was about to go in and record when I decided that it needed Gwen on it—because it is our song. I think it’s magic.”
The couple previously released the music video for “Nobody But You” and now Shelton has released a video of them performing it live on YouTube, along with backstage footage. Stefani and Shelton are seen rehearsing together in some clips and other clips show them walking together holding hands and spending time together with friends.
Broadway star Nick Cordero died on Sunday, July 5, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 41. Cordero’s wife, Amanda Kloots, posted on Instagram on Sunday afternoon, saying, “My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded in love by his family, singing and praying as he gently left this earth.” Kloots captioned a black-and-white photo of her husband with the caption, “I am in disbelief and hurting everywhere. My heart is broken as I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and especially talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and husband. Elvis and I will miss him in everything we do, everyday.” She ended her post with a thank you to everyone who supported her and her husband throughout his battle.
Cordero was admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on March 31, where he had been unconscious in an intensive care unit. He was initially diagnosed with pneumonia, but later tested positive for the virus on April 1. Weeks later, Cordero underwent a procedure to have his right leg amputated on April 18.
Cordero was a huge star in the Broadway world, working in productions of Waitress and originated the role of Sonny in A Bronx Tale. In 2014, Cordero received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor for his performance as Cheech in Bullets Over Broadway. He also earned nominations from the Drama Desk Awards and Drama League Awards.
Cordero is survived by Kloots and their son, Elvis.
HBO announced they’ve has renewed Curb Your Enthusiasm for an 11th season. Announcing the news of the renewal, creator and star Larry David jokingly said, “believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are.” He added that “one day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.” HBO Programming executive vice president Amy Gravitt said that “this past season tapped into the zeitgeist in such an uncomfortably delightful way” “and that “Larry is already busy writing, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.”
Curb Your Enthusiasm initially premiered in 2000 and aired a new season about every two years until taking an indefinite hiatus after Season 8 in 2011, returning for Season 9 in 2016.
As of press time, a potential release date has not been set for the upcoming season, as it likely remains in limbo due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Queen + Adam Lambert have released the second episode of their “Lockumentary” video streaming series entitled “Roadies In Lockdown”
Said the band: “This exclusive series, only available on Queen’s Official channel, explores the roles of various crew members on the road and behind the scenes with one of the world’s most successful touring acts. Enjoy a VIP AAA pass and get to see at close quarters the backstage and front of house complexities, magic and hard work that goes in to putting on these huge productions that are a Queen + Adam Lambert live show. They explain what they do to make the shows happen. Look out also for a few well known faces and cameo appearances along the way.”
Thomas Rhett released his inspirational song “Be a Light” back in March, and the now the singer is sharing a fan video of the track. A message at the beginning of the video says that it was inspired by a video created by two fans named KaBrina and KaTasha from Mesa, Arizona, that prompted Rhett to ask members of his fan club Home Team “to share their light with their friends, families, communities, and the world.”
“Be a Light” features Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin singing alongside him. The single encourages fans to “shine their lights” and make a difference in the world, even when it might seem difficult to do so.
Proceeds from the song benefit the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund, which is currently collecting funds to distribute to artists, musicians and other professionals in the music industry who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which has temporarily shut down live music events.
You can view the fan video for “Be A Light” at the link: here
Jason Momoa will be the voice Frosty the Snowman, bringing him to life in an upcoming live-action remake as a new computer-generated version of Frosty.
David Berenbaum, who wrote the classic Christmas movie Elf, is penning the new Frosty script, with Jon Berg, Greg Silverman, Geoff Johns and Momoa as producers. Berg said in a statement, “From his role as a fearsome count in a land of ice and fire to the oceanic success we all had with Aquaman, it felt only right to realize Jason this time out of snow.” Silverman added, “we know Jason’s as a true human being filled with love, compassion and a deep connection to ohana – all of which is the living spirit of Xmas and Frosty.”
The classic character made his animated debut in the 1969, based on the 1950s Christmas song of the same name.