Cardi B, After a ‘Rough Day,’ Slays, Shawn Mendes Glows Over Grammys at Jingle Ball

Despite having a court date in Queens Friday morning (Dec. 7), Cardi B was on hand for holiday cheer and a victory lap celebrating her five Grammy nominations on stage at the Z100 Jingle Ball at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The hip-hop star …

Despite having a court date in Queens Friday morning (Dec. 7), Cardi B was on hand for holiday cheer and a victory lap celebrating her five Grammy nominations on stage at the Z100 Jingle Ball at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The hip-hop star faced a judge answering that morning to answer to charges that […]

‘A Legendary Christmas’: Awkwafina, Derek Hough, Ben Schwartz Join NBC Special

Deck the halls! Awkwafina, Derek Hough and Ben Schwartz are joining John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for their NBC holiday special, “A Legendary Christmas.”

Also rounding out the updated guest list are Neal Brennan, Yassir Lester, Sam Richardson and Tien Tran. Previously announced guests include Stevie Wonder, Kenan Thompson and Zach Galifianakis.

As TheWrap exclusively reported last month, “A Legendary Christmas” will include performances of songs from Legend’s new album — which was released on Oct. 26 — and appearances by the couple’s friends and family.

Also Read: ‘A Legendary Christmas’: Stevie Wonder, Kenan Thompson, Zach Galifianakis Join NBC Special (Exclusive)

Legend and Teigen will also go surprise caroling with Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor. Saadiq serves as the musical director of the special and executive produces the special.

Other special appearances include “The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Also Read: John Legend, Chrissy Teigen Team up for NBC Holiday Special ‘A Legendary Christmas’ (Exclusive)

The special — produced by Universal Television, Done + Dusted and Friends at Work — marks the latest in a string of collaborations between Legend and NBC.

“A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy” will air Nov. 28 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Deck the halls! Awkwafina, Derek Hough and Ben Schwartz are joining John Legend and Chrissy Teigen for their NBC holiday special, “A Legendary Christmas.”

Also rounding out the updated guest list are Neal Brennan, Yassir Lester, Sam Richardson and Tien Tran. Previously announced guests include Stevie Wonder, Kenan Thompson and Zach Galifianakis.

As TheWrap exclusively reported last month, “A Legendary Christmas” will include performances of songs from Legend’s new album — which was released on Oct. 26 — and appearances by the couple’s friends and family.

Legend and Teigen will also go surprise caroling with Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Raphael Saadiq and Meghan Trainor. Saadiq serves as the musical director of the special and executive produces the special.

Other special appearances include “The Voice” coaches Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

The special — produced by Universal Television, Done + Dusted and Friends at Work — marks the latest in a string of collaborations between Legend and NBC.

“A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy” will air Nov. 28 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Oprah on Quincy Jones (aka Q): ‘There’s Only One Legend Known Far and Wide by a Single Letter’

Of all the stars — including Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend — who turned out to honor Quincy Jones at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Tuesday night, at least one had never met him before. “You’re a legend and I love you,” gushed Meghan Tra…

Of all the stars — including Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, and John Legend — who turned out to honor Quincy Jones at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on Tuesday night, at least one had never met him before. “You’re a legend and I love you,” gushed Meghan Trainor upon meeting her idol on the red carpet before […]

Jimmy Fallon’s 9 Most Memorable ‘Classroom Instruments’ Moments, From Carly Rae Jepsen to the Backstreet Boys (Videos)

Carly Rae Jepsen was featured in the very first “Classroom Instruments” segment on June 8, 2012. Back then, this was more of an opportunity for The Roots to show off how great of musicians they were, capable of giving a stripped down, inter…

Carly Rae Jepsen was featured in the very first “Classroom Instruments” segment on June 8, 2012. Back then, this was more of an opportunity for The Roots to show off how great of musicians they were, capable of giving a stripped down, interesting rendition of one of the biggest, glitziest pop songs of the day in “Call Me Maybe.”

Adele just makes everything better. This is another really neat take on an already great, timeless song. Maybe it’s best that Jimmy never tried to hit Adele’s high notes in this one.

Cuteness alert! The Muppets piled into Jimmy Fallon’s green room for the most adorable “Classroom Instruments” segment of all. Singing the “Sesame Street” theme was what this bit was made for.

Heavy metal may have died the day James Hetfield played “Enter Sandman” on a kazoo.

This didn’t go as viral as the actual, uncensored version of Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat,” but this one earns points just for everyone’s sailor outfits alone.

This didn’t go as viral as the actual, uncensored version of Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat,” but this one earns points just for everyone’s sailor outfits alone.

How do you do “All About That Bass” with no actual bass? Somehow Jimmy and Meghan Trainor still made this work.

Okay, so this one is actually played on office supplies instead of classroom instruments, but Migos and The Roots killed this one.

Is that Natalie Portman singing along with Jimmy and Sia? You gotta love Sia’s monochromatic look that “The Tonight Show” went the extra mile to emulate.

The newest of the bunch, Jimmy Fallon got to live out all of our dreams and do karaoke with the actual Backstreet Boys for this “Classroom Instruments” version of “I Want It That Way.”

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Meghan Trainor Drops Video for ‘Let You Be Right’ (Watch)

Meghan Trainor dropped a video today for “Let You Be Right,” from her forthcoming third full-length studio album. The video was helmed by noted director Colin Tilley (Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Khaled) who also shot Trainor’s clip for her ode to equa…

Meghan Trainor dropped a video today for “Let You Be Right,” from her forthcoming third full-length studio album. The video was helmed by noted director Colin Tilley (Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Khaled) who also shot Trainor’s clip for her ode to equality, “No Excuses,” the first single from her upcoming album.  The singer, who performed at iHeartRadio’s […]

Fox Upfront: 7 Takeaways From Beacon Theatre Presentation to Advertisers

With Fox’s presentation to advertisers in the books, we’re officially done with Day 1 of the 2018 broadcast upfronts week.

Fox opened its Beacon Theatre show with ad sales chief Joe Marchese and closed with “The Four” judge Meghan Trainor — though there was plenty in-between. Oh yeah, and along the way, the broadcast net debuted trailers for new fall series “The Cool Kids,”  “Rel,” and “Proven Innocent.”

Read on below for 7 things we observed from 74th and Broadway.

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Genius at V.O.
The voice in the sky prompting us to take our seats and reminding attendees to keep their ticket stub for the after-party was none other than “Cosmos” host Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

We could listen to smooth astrophysicist read the ingredients off our (non FDA-approved) multivitamin label. “Cosmos” fans will have to wait until midseason to learn more from NDT about outer space, though.

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Who Invited the Truck?
Much of (or maybe all of) the press was seated in the first mezzanine, stage left. Joining us, apparently, was a large truck honking its horn. The beep-fest didn’t last long, but it was an easy distraction during Joe Marchese’s ad sales pitch. It’s not you, Joe — it’s the subject matter.

A little later, some sort of siren interrupted co-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Might be time for some sound-proofing since, you know, this is a theater.

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Joe Don’t Dance
The aforementioned Marchese can charm media buyers into opening their wallets — but what dude can’t do is dance. Or at least, he won’t. (Actually, it’s definitely both.)

Lord knows Jamie Foxx tried to make Marchese move on Monday, but the mortified revenue raiser (playfully) wanted nothing to do with it. Don’t beat shocked if Foxx’s “Beat Shazam” isn’t back for the 2019-20 season.

Also Read: Jennifer Love Hewitt Joins ‘9-1-1’ for Season 2 After Connie Britton Exit

Homer Simpson Kills, Tim Allen (Mostly) Bombs

Both Homer Simpson and Tim Allen took the stage and the last man standing was actually the cartoon. Walden and Gary Newman asked the star of the longest-running scripted series in network history and the lead of the network’s recently-announced revival of the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing,” to say a few words. While Homer crushed it with some new predictions for the future (“The Simpsons have been “eerily” accurate before), Allen’s monologue fell flat (the mayonnaise in the green room was apparently questionable). Well, one is animated to begin with.

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Hey, at Least Joe Buck Was Funny
A lot of people (including the woman next to me, who was rather vocal about it) hate Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck. This reporter doesn’t get it — the dude is prepared, talented and funny.

The 49-year-old new father lacks one thing, though — a cell phone. Buck didn’t get his iPhone X back from the audience after passing it around for attendees to see pictures of his twins.

There’s an Apple Store on 59th and 5th, Joe.

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Bald Eagle
“NFL on Fox” personality Terry Bradshaw apparently bought a bronze eagle somewhere in New York City today, and he wouldn’t shut up about it during Fox Sports’ stage time. Apparently, he’s gonna put the winged acquisition in his Florida home’s foyer.

There was plenty more to that story, though none of it made sense or mattered. It was all pretty standard Bradshaw stuff.

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Diddy’s New to This Whole Thing
Monday afternoon marked Diddy’s first major upfront, and we think someone didn’t show up to rehearsal.

The former Puff Daddy flubbed lines, swallowed jokes, and awkwardly tried to get Walden to dance when it was time to exit stage left. Promising she’d take him up on it next year (at Fox’s or ABC’s upfront, Dana?), the businesswoman had to boot the Bad Boy offstage after he overstayed his welcome.

Also Read: Fox’s Fall Schedule: ‘Last Man Standing’ Is Still a Friday Show, ‘9-1-1’ Shifts to Monday

And now it’s time to party in Central Park. If you’ll excuse us, we’ll be back tomorrow for ABC.

Read our recap of NBC’s Monday morning presentation here.

Jenny Maas contributed to this report.

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With Fox’s presentation to advertisers in the books, we’re officially done with Day 1 of the 2018 broadcast upfronts week.

Fox opened its Beacon Theatre show with ad sales chief Joe Marchese and closed with “The Four” judge Meghan Trainor — though there was plenty in-between. Oh yeah, and along the way, the broadcast net debuted trailers for new fall series “The Cool Kids,”  “Rel,” and “Proven Innocent.”

Read on below for 7 things we observed from 74th and Broadway.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Genius at V.O.
The voice in the sky prompting us to take our seats and reminding attendees to keep their ticket stub for the after-party was none other than “Cosmos” host Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

We could listen to smooth astrophysicist read the ingredients off our (non FDA-approved) multivitamin label. “Cosmos” fans will have to wait until midseason to learn more from NDT about outer space, though.

Who Invited the Truck?
Much of (or maybe all of) the press was seated in the first mezzanine, stage left. Joining us, apparently, was a large truck honking its horn. The beep-fest didn’t last long, but it was an easy distraction during Joe Marchese’s ad sales pitch. It’s not you, Joe — it’s the subject matter.

A little later, some sort of siren interrupted co-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman. Might be time for some sound-proofing since, you know, this is a theater.

Joe Don’t Dance
The aforementioned Marchese can charm media buyers into opening their wallets — but what dude can’t do is dance. Or at least, he won’t. (Actually, it’s definitely both.)

Lord knows Jamie Foxx tried to make Marchese move on Monday, but the mortified revenue raiser (playfully) wanted nothing to do with it. Don’t beat shocked if Foxx’s “Beat Shazam” isn’t back for the 2019-20 season.

Homer Simpson Kills, Tim Allen (Mostly) Bombs

Both Homer Simpson and Tim Allen took the stage and the last man standing was actually the cartoon. Walden and Gary Newman asked the star of the longest-running scripted series in network history and the lead of the network’s recently-announced revival of the ABC sitcom “Last Man Standing,” to say a few words. While Homer crushed it with some new predictions for the future (“The Simpsons have been “eerily” accurate before), Allen’s monologue fell flat (the mayonnaise in the green room was apparently questionable). Well, one is animated to begin with.

Hey, at Least Joe Buck Was Funny
A lot of people (including the woman next to me, who was rather vocal about it) hate Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck. This reporter doesn’t get it — the dude is prepared, talented and funny.

The 49-year-old new father lacks one thing, though — a cell phone. Buck didn’t get his iPhone X back from the audience after passing it around for attendees to see pictures of his twins.

There’s an Apple Store on 59th and 5th, Joe.

Bald Eagle
“NFL on Fox” personality Terry Bradshaw apparently bought a bronze eagle somewhere in New York City today, and he wouldn’t shut up about it during Fox Sports’ stage time. Apparently, he’s gonna put the winged acquisition in his Florida home’s foyer.

There was plenty more to that story, though none of it made sense or mattered. It was all pretty standard Bradshaw stuff.

Diddy’s New to This Whole Thing
Monday afternoon marked Diddy’s first major upfront, and we think someone didn’t show up to rehearsal.

The former Puff Daddy flubbed lines, swallowed jokes, and awkwardly tried to get Walden to dance when it was time to exit stage left. Promising she’d take him up on it next year (at Fox’s or ABC’s upfront, Dana?), the businesswoman had to boot the Bad Boy offstage after he overstayed his welcome.

And now it’s time to party in Central Park. If you’ll excuse us, we’ll be back tomorrow for ABC.

Read our recap of NBC’s Monday morning presentation here.

Jenny Maas contributed to this report.

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Meghan Trainor Wisecracks, Dan Wilson Imitates Adele at ASCAP Expo

ASCAP’s 13th annual “I Create Music” Expo at Loews Hollywood Hotel concluded after Wednesday’s events, which included a slate of panels designed to offer practical advice to the estimated 3,000 aspiring songwriters, producers and artists who attended. …

ASCAP’s 13th annual “I Create Music” Expo at Loews Hollywood Hotel concluded after Wednesday’s events, which included a slate of panels designed to offer practical advice to the estimated 3,000 aspiring songwriters, producers and artists who attended. The final sessions featuring hit songwriter Dan Wilson, Meghan Trainor and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad. […]

‘The Four’ Grabs a Second Season at Fox

Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor can all get comfortable in their judges’ chairs, as “The Four: Battle for Stardom” is coming back for round two.

The network renewed the Fergie-hosted music competition series for a second season to premiere this summer, Rob Wade, the network’s president of alternative series and specials, announced Thursday, ahead of the season one finale.

The renewal comes just one week after the show’s fourth industry panelist, recently-suspended Republic Records president Charlie Walk, exited the series following sexual misconduct accusations posed against him by a former employee.

Also Read: Charlie Walk Exits ‘The Four’ Following Sexual Harassment Accusation

“‘The Four’ is truly a next-generation show,” Wade said. “It has pushed past the boundaries of traditional music competition series by focusing on recording artists in an epic battle to become a superstar. And for the winner, guided by music giants Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, DJ Kahled, Meghan Trainor and Republic Records, this is just the beginning. We’d like to thank our panel, our ringleader, Fergie, the contestants and our incredible production team for delivering concert-quality shows every week. And we look forward to pushing the boundaries even further in Season Two.”

“The Four” has been holding steady in Nielsen ratings since its premiere in January, in both the advertiser coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers. It’s currently averaging a 1.4 rating in the key demo and 4.6 million viewers, in the “most current” returns, a mix for seven- and three-day data. “The Four” is the network’s strongest-performing unscripted freshman series in four years.

The series was created by Armoza Formats and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza Formats. David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg, Becca Walker, David Friedman, Avi Armoza, Moshiko Cohen and Elwin Viztelly de Groot are executive producers. Combs also serves as a producer.

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The Season 1 finale of “The Four” airs tonight, Thursday, at 8/7 c on Fox.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor can all get comfortable in their judges’ chairs, as “The Four: Battle for Stardom” is coming back for round two.

The network renewed the Fergie-hosted music competition series for a second season to premiere this summer, Rob Wade, the network’s president of alternative series and specials, announced Thursday, ahead of the season one finale.

The renewal comes just one week after the show’s fourth industry panelist, recently-suspended Republic Records president Charlie Walk, exited the series following sexual misconduct accusations posed against him by a former employee.

“‘The Four’ is truly a next-generation show,” Wade said. “It has pushed past the boundaries of traditional music competition series by focusing on recording artists in an epic battle to become a superstar. And for the winner, guided by music giants Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, DJ Kahled, Meghan Trainor and Republic Records, this is just the beginning. We’d like to thank our panel, our ringleader, Fergie, the contestants and our incredible production team for delivering concert-quality shows every week. And we look forward to pushing the boundaries even further in Season Two.”

“The Four” has been holding steady in Nielsen ratings since its premiere in January, in both the advertiser coveted 18-49 demographic and total viewers. It’s currently averaging a 1.4 rating in the key demo and 4.6 million viewers, in the “most current” returns, a mix for seven- and three-day data. “The Four” is the network’s strongest-performing unscripted freshman series in four years.

The series was created by Armoza Formats and is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza Formats. David George, Adam Sher, David Eilenberg, Becca Walker, David Friedman, Avi Armoza, Moshiko Cohen and Elwin Viztelly de Groot are executive producers. Combs also serves as a producer.

The Season 1 finale of “The Four” airs tonight, Thursday, at 8/7 c on Fox.

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‘The Four’ Judge Charlie Walk Accused of Sexual Harassment by Former Employee

“The Four” judge and Republic Records Group president Charlie Walk has been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee, who published an open letter on her blog detailing her experiences working for him approximately eight years ago.

Tristan Coopersmith, who has since founded the women’s wellness studio Life Lab, wrote on her website that “for a year I shuddered at the idea of being called into your office, where you would stealthily close the door and make lewd comments about my body and share your fantasies of having sex with me.”

When reached for comment on the accusation, a representative for Fox, which airs “The Four,” told TheWrap: “We have only recently learned of these past allegations regarding Mr. Walk. We are currently reviewing this matter and are committed to fostering a safe environment on all of our shows.”

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In the letter titled “#MeToo: An She Letter to Charlie Walk,” Coopersmith went on to say that the music mogul would send her sexual text messages and touch her inappropriately during business dinners.

Also Read: Ratings: ‘The Four’ Hits Enough of the Right Notes for Fox to Finish 2nd

“Then there was that event at your swank pad when you actually cornered me and pushed me into your bedroom and onto your bed,” said Coopersmith, who was 27 at the time. “The bed you shared with your wife … your wife who was in the room next door. You being drunk and me being 6 inches taller was my saving grace.”

Walk joined the Fox reality series “The Four: Battle For Stardom,” this year, and his extensive professional experience includes being president of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music. It is thought that it was while at Sony that the incidents alleged by Coopersmith took place.

Aspiring to break into the music industry, Coopersmith says Walk told her that she could run her own department one day.

Also Read: Fergie to Host Fox Singing Competition ‘The Four’

“You promised me the world in my career. You told me I would be one of the top 30 music executives under 30. It’s what I wanted. Cloaked in power, you knew how to get me right where you wanted me. Under your control. Playing your sick games,” she wrote.

Coopersmith said that she walked away from the entertainment world eight years ago. She has since founded Life Lab, which is described as a women’s wellness studio and social club based in Hermosa Beach, California.

Also Read: Mika Brzezinski Questions #MeToo Movement: ‘Men Are Not the Only Aggressors’

“I don’t wish ill for you, Charlie Walk,” she said to close out the letter. “Only the possibility of personal awakening, accountability and transformation so that you can use your power for good. I forgive you, Charlie Walk. I hope you can forgive yourself.”

Representatives for Republic Records did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Coopersmith also did not immediately respond when contacted by TheWrap.

“The Four” is hosted by Fergie and also features Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor as judges.

Republic is home to stars such as Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, The Weeknd and Drake.

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“The Four” judge and Republic Records Group president Charlie Walk has been accused of sexual harassment by a former employee, who published an open letter on her blog detailing her experiences working for him approximately eight years ago.

Tristan Coopersmith, who has since founded the women’s wellness studio Life Lab, wrote on her website that “for a year I shuddered at the idea of being called into your office, where you would stealthily close the door and make lewd comments about my body and share your fantasies of having sex with me.”

When reached for comment on the accusation, a representative for Fox, which airs “The Four,” told TheWrap: “We have only recently learned of these past allegations regarding Mr. Walk. We are currently reviewing this matter and are committed to fostering a safe environment on all of our shows.”

In the letter titled “#MeToo: An She Letter to Charlie Walk,” Coopersmith went on to say that the music mogul would send her sexual text messages and touch her inappropriately during business dinners.

“Then there was that event at your swank pad when you actually cornered me and pushed me into your bedroom and onto your bed,” said Coopersmith, who was 27 at the time. “The bed you shared with your wife … your wife who was in the room next door. You being drunk and me being 6 inches taller was my saving grace.”

Walk joined the Fox reality series “The Four: Battle For Stardom,” this year, and his extensive professional experience includes being president of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music. It is thought that it was while at Sony that the incidents alleged by Coopersmith took place.

Aspiring to break into the music industry, Coopersmith says Walk told her that she could run her own department one day.

“You promised me the world in my career. You told me I would be one of the top 30 music executives under 30. It’s what I wanted. Cloaked in power, you knew how to get me right where you wanted me. Under your control. Playing your sick games,” she wrote.

Coopersmith said that she walked away from the entertainment world eight years ago. She has since founded Life Lab, which is described as a women’s wellness studio and social club based in Hermosa Beach, California.

“I don’t wish ill for you, Charlie Walk,” she said to close out the letter. “Only the possibility of personal awakening, accountability and transformation so that you can use your power for good. I forgive you, Charlie Walk. I hope you can forgive yourself.”

Representatives for Republic Records did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. Coopersmith also did not immediately respond when contacted by TheWrap.

“The Four” is hosted by Fergie and also features Sean Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor as judges.

Republic is home to stars such as Ariana Grande, Hailee Steinfeld, The Weeknd and Drake.

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Fox’s ‘The Four’ Isn’t Searching for a New Kelly Clarkson

Executive producers, including judge Diddy, tell THR their new series has evolved with the music industry, and opens the door to artists in more than just the pop genre.read more


Executive producers, including judge Diddy, tell THR their new series has evolved with the music industry, and opens the door to artists in more than just the pop genre.

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Fergie to Host Fox Singing Competition ‘The Four’

Listen up, y’all, ’cause this is it: Fergie has joined Fox’s star-studded singing competition “The Four” as host.

News of the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman’s participation follows the previously announced judging panel of Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and record executive Charlie Walk.

“I am very excited and proud to be the host of ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom,’” said Fergie. “This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV. I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

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“Fergie is a genuine superstar,” added Rob Wade, president, Alternative Programming and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “She’s fierce, she’s a force in her own right and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish.”

The six-episode event series premieres Thursday, January 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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Listen up, y’all, ’cause this is it: Fergie has joined Fox’s star-studded singing competition “The Four” as host.

News of the Black Eyed Peas frontwoman’s participation follows the previously announced judging panel of Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and record executive Charlie Walk.

“I am very excited and proud to be the host of ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom,'” said Fergie. “This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV. I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of The Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

“Fergie is a genuine superstar,” added Rob Wade, president, Alternative Programming and Specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “She’s fierce, she’s a force in her own right and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish.”

The six-episode event series premieres Thursday, January 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

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‘The Four: Battle For Stardom’: Fox Promos Disruptive Singing Competition

Here’s a first-look promo for Fox’s The Four: Battle For Stardom, a new singing reality series that panelist Sean “Diddy” Combs has promised will “disrupt the world of competition television” and “revolutionize the format.” Above, he wants to know “who will be able to save their seat?”
Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label…

Here’s a first-look promo for Fox’s The Four: Battle For Stardom, a new singing reality series that panelist Sean “Diddy” Combs has promised will “disrupt the world of competition television” and “revolutionize the format.” Above, he wants to know “who will be able to save their seat?” Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label…

‘The Four’ Fox Reality Competition Sets Sean Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor & Charlie Walk As Stars, Gets Premiere Date

After a lengthy search and deal-making process, Fox has locked in the four-person panel of experts for its new singing competition reality series The Four: Battle for Stardom. Sean “Diddy” Combs, producer DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk have sign on to headline the series, which will premiere on January 4 and air Thursdays at 8 PM.
As expected, The Four will beat to air ABC’s reboot of former Fox mega hit American Idol, which…

After a lengthy search and deal-making process, Fox has locked in the four-person panel of experts for its new singing competition reality series The Four: Battle for Stardom. Sean "Diddy" Combs, producer DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk have sign on to headline the series, which will premiere on January 4 and air Thursdays at 8 PM. As expected, The Four will beat to air ABC’s reboot of former Fox mega hit American Idol, which…

Diddy, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Walk to Judge Fox’s ‘The Four’

New Fox singing competition show “The Four: Battle for Stardom” has locked in its judges’ panel. The network announced today that Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and music executive Charlie Walk will make up the “Four,” which premieres on Jan. 4. Never one to humblebrag, Diddy, who also served in a similar capacity […]

New Fox singing competition show “The Four: Battle for Stardom” has locked in its judges’ panel. The network announced today that Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, Meghan Trainor and music executive Charlie Walk will make up the “Four,” which premieres on Jan. 4. Never one to humblebrag, Diddy, who also served in a similar capacity […]

Power of Friendship: A Music Supervisor and Publisher Bond Over Songs

“I think we were connected at birth,” says Emmy-winning music supervisor Susan Jacobs of her longtime friend and collaborator Carla Wallace, co-owner of Nashville-based Big Yellow Dog Publishing. The two first got to know each other through a mutual acquaintance (Al Anderson of country-rock band NRBQ), “Sometime between ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘My Idiot Brother’,” […]

“I think we were connected at birth,” says Emmy-winning music supervisor Susan Jacobs of her longtime friend and collaborator Carla Wallace, co-owner of Nashville-based Big Yellow Dog Publishing. The two first got to know each other through a mutual acquaintance (Al Anderson of country-rock band NRBQ), “Sometime between ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘My Idiot Brother’,” […]