Jimmie Allen and his wife Alexis have welcomed their second daughter together, Zara James Allen, born on October 16.
Allen’s fans were informed that his show scheduled Saturday night in Forest City, N.C., was canceled, just hours before the country star was due to take the stage. Allen posted to Instagram that the concert would be rescheduled due to a “family emergency.” The emergency turned out to be Zara’s birth, which Jimmie later posted about on social media.
Zara joins her almost 2-year-old sister Naomi, as well a 7-year-old brother, Aadyn, from a previous relationship. Jimmie and Alexis have been together since the spring of 2019, after his cousin’s wife introduced them. The couple were engaged in July of that year and were married on May 27, 2021, at Pennsylvania’s Lake House Inn.
Luke Bryan is confirmed as the host of this year’s 2021 Country Music Association Awards (CMAs). The 45-year-old Bryan posted on social media that he will host the 55th annual awards show live in Nashville this November. The event will mark Bryan’s first time hosting the CMA Awards. Bryan tweeted: “It’s an honor to announce I’ll be hosting the 55th annual #CMAawards for the first time! Tune in to the live show Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC. Don’t miss Country Music’s biggest night! @CountryMusic”
Bryan said in a press release: “The CMA Awards is one of the biggest nights of the year for country music. Being asked to host the CMA Awards was definitely something I put a lot of thought into before answering. The pressure that comes along with that can be overwhelming, but knowing I get to help honor and celebrate so many of my friends, I knew it was something I couldn’t turn down. I’m looking forward to making it fun and memorable and using this platform to continue to make country music shine.”
Bryan is a previous two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year award winner; this year he is nominated at the CMA Awards for Musical Event of the Year for “Buy Dirt” with Jordan Davis. The CMA Awards will air live Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. EDT from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Adele confirmed on Twitter she will perform and give an exclusive interview to Oprah Winfrey in a new CBS special, titled “Adele One Night Only’. The special, which will be filmed in Los Angeles, will air Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. EDT on CBS and be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. Adele will perform some of her chart-topping hits, along with new and never-before-heard songs. In addition, Adele will speak to Winfrey from her rose garden. The singer will discuss her new album, the stories behind the songs, life after divorce, weight loss and raising her son.
The show is produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Onward Productions in association with Harpo Productions, with Adele, Ben Winston, Jonathan Dickins and Raj Kapoor as executive producers. Adele One Night Only will air just days before the release of Adele’s fourth studio album, ‘30,’ her first album in six years. Adele just released the first song from the album, “Easy on Me;” the full album drops Nov. 19.
Halloween Kills, which debuted in theaters and on-demand via Peacock, was No. 1 at the box office in it’s opening weekend. Varietyreports that the film earned $50.4 million this weekend, besting Godzilla vs. Kong, which made $31.6 million as a simultaneous theater and streaming platform release—and Space Jam: A New Legacy and The Suicide Squad, which also saw simultaneous releases.
Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution, said per Deadline,“The debut of Halloween Kills this weekend is a further reinforcement that audiences are eager to be in theaters to truly experience the energy created by what becomes a communal event, especially for this genre and this franchise. Our amazing director, David Gordon Green, and our lead, Jamie Lee Curtis, crafted an incredibly terrifying continuation of this franchise that our audience enthusiastically embraced this weekend.”
Halloween Kills has seen the best three-day opening weekend in the U.S. and Canada during the pandemic in the horror movie genre, surpassing the best opening for an R-rated film during the pandemic, A Quiet Place Part II, which earned $47.2 million.
Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil is “back home and resting” following an accident on Friday, October 15, where Neil fall from the stage during his performance at the Monsters on the Mountain Festival at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. An update posted to Mötley Crüe’s social media reads: “Vince is back home and resting after breaking a few ribs on Friday night. Our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery and ready to rock in ‘22!! ”
Bassist Dana Strum (Slaughter) who was performing with Neil, addressed the crowd after the accident, telling them: “The truth is Vince fell and broke ribs when he fell. He can’t breathe and he’s gonna get dealt with medically. Now, that sucks for us, and him. He was so excited to be here. He lives in Tennessee. But he was willing to stick it out and tough it out when the people back here were telling him ‘Don’t do it.’ Let’s have one good round of applause, please, for this guy.” Neil’s band closed out the show without the singer, playing a rendition of the Crüe classic “Live Wire” with guitarist Jeff Blando (also from Slaughter) handling lead vocals. Video of the fall and Strum’s address to the crowd were captured on video.
Mötley Crüe will launch a stadium tour with Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in 2022. The tour was originally rescheduled to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford revealed that he battled prostate cancer last year during the pandemic.
The legendary rocker shared details about the health issues he faced in the past year in a newly-added chapter to the just-released updated paperback edition of his 2020 memoir, “Confess.”
Halford had been experiencing symptoms dating back to 2017. “How did I feel?” he writes. “I felt a combination of shock, horror, and oddly, relief – at least now I know!…’Am I going to die?’ It was all I could think of. I know blokes who’ve died of prostate cancer. ‘No, you’re not going to die, Rob,’ said Dr. Ali.”
Halford underwent prostatectomy surgery in July 2020 to remove the cancer, then received radiation therapy this past spring after more cancer was discovered on his prostate bed. He also had an appendectomy after a tumor was discovered on his appendix. Halford is now in remission after receiving an all-clear in June.
Jon Pardi honored Randy Travis with a performance of two of his iconic country hits, paying tribute to Travis during CMT’s Artist Of A Lifetime. In a video clip recorded at The Nashville Palace in Tennessee, Pardi pays homage to the country music legend days ahead of the CMT’s Artist Of The Year special, which aired last week.
In the near 10-minute long clip, Pardi performed two of Travis’ iconic hits, including “On the Other Hand” and “Forever and Ever, Amen,” which he called two “big ol’ hits.” During the video, he also honored Travis, saying, “Randy Travis is country. When you think legendary country, it’s Randy Travis. I’m such a big fan of Randy, it just goes to show… your influences will guide you to what you want to do if you do it right. Being a part of country music now, with all the new artists, and then you got our legends like Randy. We’re all a part of this big community and my names in that big hat with Randy and that’s a big deal.” Click to watch Pardi’s tribute performance – here.
What Pardi didn’t realize is that there would be a very special audience member for his performance: Travis himself. In the middle of a song, Travis entered the building along with his wife, Mary. Said Jon: “Well, hey Randy! This is a surprise. Wow.” At the end of the video, Pardi is overcome by tears, singing “He Walked on Water” while Travis is sitting beside him. “Everybody needs a good cry every now and then, right, you know? Happy cry,” Pardi adds. You can watch the clip of Pardi’s surprise from Travis – here.
Lee Brice has earned his 9th consecutive No. 1 with the ballad “Memory I Don’t Mess With.” The song has now simultaneously reached the top of the charts on both the Billboard and Mediabase radio charts.
Lee said via social media, “Y’all…We have the #1 song on country radio!! A huge THANK YOU to country radio, my team, and every single one of you who called your local radio station to request ’Memory I Don’t Mess With.’ I cannot thank y’all enough for showing this song so much love! I’m forever grateful.”
In June, Brice released an acoustic version of Memory I Don’t Mess With back in June, accompanied by a music video; the song premiered in its original version in October 2020.
Warner Bros. unveiled the latest trailer for “The Batman” at DC FanDome over the weekend. In the clip, Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight crosses paths with Catwoman, played by Zoe Kravitz, in the latest footage. Batman also encounters the Riddler (Paul Dano) and Oswald Cobblepot, aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell).
Directed by Matt Reeves, “The Batman” has Bruce saying as the Bat-Signal goes out over Gotham at the start of the trailer: “Fear is a tool. When that light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning.”
Filming got underway in January 2020 but was shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After months of delays, The Batman started filming again in September 2020, but production was halted once again weeks later when Pattinson contracted COVID-19. Filming resumed after Pattinson made a full recovery.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. You can watch the latest trailer – here.
Peacock has announced that the second season of the reboot of “Saved by the Bell” will premiere exactly one year after the first season’s debut, on November 24, 2021. The cast includes Haskiri Velazquez, Josie Totah, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Mitchell Hoog, Belmont Cameli, Dexter Darden and John Michael Higgins. Original cast members Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Mario Lopez are also regulars, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar recurs.
A synopsis of the show reads: “In the new Saved by the Bell, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), now governor of California, gets into political trouble for closing too many underfunded high schools and proposes sending affected students to some of the more affluent schools — including his alma mater, Bayside. An influx of new students gives the privileged kids of Bayside a needed dose of reality.”
Saved by the Bell Season 2 will premiere Wednesday, Nov. 24, with all 10 episodes .