TV MMVAs Hosts
Canadian vocal powerhouse Alessia Cara is pairing with Joe Jonas to host this year's iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.
The Brampton, Ont.-raised singer behind hits including ``Scars to Your Beautiful'' and ``Here'' is making her debut as an awards show host.
Jonas returns to the MMVAs after sharing hosting duties with the other members of the Jonas Brothers back in 2009.
The televised street party in Toronto is set to feature performances by Jonas and his band DNCE, Lorde, Imagine Dragons and solo artist Julia Michaels, one of the songwriters behind Justin Bieber's ``Sorry'' and Selena Gomez's new single ``Bad Liar.''
The MMVAs air on Much, CTV and stream through the iHeartRadio app on June 18.
(The Canadian Press)
The Tragically Hip's final show of last year's Man Machine Poem tour is getting an encore broadcast on C-B-C next month. The national broadcaster says it plans to re-air The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration on June 24th. Running nearly three hours, the Kingston, Ontario concert last August featured the band performing their biggest hits to a sold-out hometown crowd, with more than four million people watching from home. It was widely believed to the Hip's final show as lead singer Gord Downie battles terminal brain cancer.
ARIANA GRANDE SUSPENDS TOUR FOR TWO WEEKS
Ariana Grande has put her tour on hold while she reportedly is staying with family in Boca Raton, Florida. Grande's concert in Manchester, England, on Monday was the site of a suicide bombing that killed 22 people. Grande was supposed to perform in London today and tomorrow, but she called off those shows. She also will cancel shows in Belgium, Poland, Germany and Switzerland. Her next scheduled date is June 7 in Paris. Grande's management says in a statement they support the city of Manchester and all the families ``affected by this cowardice and senseless act of violence.'' The statement adds, ``Our way of life has once again been threatened but we will overcome this together.''
OFFICIALS IN BRITAIN AND LIBYA ARREST SUSPECTS IN ARIANA GRANDE CONCERT BOMBING
British security officials believe a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande (GRAHN'-day) concert in Manchester, England, on Monday likely did not act alone. Authorities believe the bomber is Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British citizen with Libyan parents. Libyan authorities have arrested Abedi's father and a younger brother. British police arrested five more suspects, including a man believed to be another brother. Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, told The Associated Press yesterday, ``We don't believe in killing innocents.'' A former Libyan security official says the elder Abedi once belonged to a group linked to al-Qaida and now belongs to an extremist sect. Twenty-two people were killed in Monday's bombing.
RONNIE WOOD HAS LUNG LESION REMOVED
Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is recovering from successful surgery to remove a lesion from his lung.
Wood says in a statement he's grateful that doctors found the lesion in its early stages. Wood, who is 70, is expected to be good to go when the Rolling Stones kick off a European tour in September.
MICHAEL JACKSON ACTORS PAY NO ATTENTION TO ESTATE'S OBJECTIONS OVER LIFETIME MOVIE
The creators of a Lifetime T-V movie about Michael Jackson don't really care that his estate has condemned the project. Navi, a Jackson impersonator who stars as him in ``Michael
Jackson: Searching for Neverland,'' says he didn't take the role for business purposes, but to tell Jackson's story from a fan point of view. Actor Chad L. Coleman, who portrays a bodyguard, says the story is based on a book by Jackson's security detail that was turned down many times because it portrayed Jackson as too normal.
Coleman says they're trying to show Jackson as a man. ``Michael
Jackson: Searching for Neverland'' premieres Monday.
MASTODON GUITARIST BRENT HINDS GETS MARRIED
A month ago, Brent Hinds of Mastodon proposed to his girlfriend onstage. They are already married. Hinds posted Instagram photos of his wedding to Raisa Moreno. The bride wore a casual white lace dress, while the groom wore a green plaid shirt and a bolo tie. Hinds says it was ``a great and beautiful day.''
Hinds had proposed during Mastodon's concert in Birmingham, Alabama, on April 28.
FORMER OWNER SAYS HE PUT THE RED VELVET IN ELVIS' JET
A previous owner of a jet once owned by Elvis Presley is disputing an auction house's claim that Presley designed the jet's red velvet interior. Roy McKay tells KOB-TV in Albuquerque he owned the jet in the early 1980s and it had a two-tone gray interior when he bought it. He says he put in the red velvet after seeing similar decor at a restaurant. GWS Auctions is selling the jet and has said Presley designed the interior. McKay says he just wants the next owner to know the truth. An auction house representative says, ``We don't take this claim seriously.''
The jet is expected to bring as much as 3 million dollars.
(The Associated Press)