Ariana Grande will perform at Aretha Franklin’s funeral Friday. A spokesperson for the Franklin family said, “Aretha was fond of her,” and they were impressed by her rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.” Stevie Wonder, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, and others are also set to perform.
Meantime, Ariana is now only the fourth female artist to chart 10 songs simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 chart following the release of her album, “Sweetener.”
Katharine McPhee threw a little shade toward Taylor Hicks, who she lost “American Idol” to. In an effort to encourage her Twitter followers to vote in the upcoming primaries, she posted this!
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) August 28, 2018
Eddie Murphy is expecting his tenth child! His girlfriend, Paige Butcher, is pregnant with the couple’s second child. Murphy has eight other kids from previous relationships, the oldest being 29 years old.
ABC announced the newest co-host for “The View” will be former “Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Abby Huntsman. She will replace Sara Haines, who’s leaving the show September 3rd.
It’s official! Thrilled to return to where it all began for me @ABC – running scripts, covering the overnight news desk, & logging tape – never dreamt back then I’d one day join @TheView table. Get excited for Season 22 with @whoopigoldberg @joyvbehar @sunny @meghanmccain! pic.twitter.com/SGBkSNCGyn
— Abby Huntsman (@HuntsmanAbby) August 28, 2018
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