Jun 19

Andy Grammer, Pentatonix to perform on PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth”

Joseph LlanesAndy Grammer and Pentatonix are two of the musical acts who'll be performing on the 38th annual edition of A Capitol Fourth, which will air live on PBS Wednesday, July 4th.

Andy will perform his hit "Back Home" on the show, though what Pentatonix will perform hasn't been announced yet.  Joining them on the bill are The Beach Boys, Motown legends The Temptations, country star Luke Combs, American Idol runner-up and country star Lauren Alaina, and gospel legend CeCe Winans.

In addition, Jimmy Buffett and the cast of Escape to Margaritaville, the Broadway musical based on Buffett's songs, will take the stage, while opera star Renee Fleming will perform a number from the musical Carousel.

The show will air live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on July 4 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET. It'll also be live-streamed on PBS.org, YouTube and Facebook, and will be available as Video on Demand through July 18.

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   Jun 19

Even Shawn Mendes doesn’t know if Justin Bieber’s dating Hailey Baldwin

James Devaney/GC ImagesRemember when we all assumed Shawn Mendes and Hailey Baldwin were dating?  Now we -- including Shawn -- are all trying to figure out if she's dating Justin Bieber.

Speaking to Canada's etalk, Shawn said, "I don’t know if they’re dating or not."  However, he adds, "I love them both. They’re both really awesome people."

Over the past week, Justin and Hailey were photographed together a number of times.  TMZ reported that they were spotted kissing in a Brooklyn, NY park on Saturday.  That same night, they were seen smooching in Manhattan's Rockefeller Park, as Hailey sat on Justin's lap. 

According to TMZ, the previous week, the two were seen together in Miami, where they held hands, went to a church conference, had dinner and hit up a nightclub.

A source told People magazine last week that Justin is "single and not dating anyone seriously," adding, "He has known Hailey for years...he likes hanging out with her...but they are not in a relationship."

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   Jun 19

Janet Jackson to receive inaugural “Impact” award at Radio Disney Music Awards

Solaiman FazelFresh from winning the ICON Award at last month's Billboard Music Awards, Janet Jackson will receive yet another big honor.

Ms. Jackson will be presented with the inaugural "Impact" Award at this year's Radio Disney Music Awards, which air Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the Disney Channel and associated platforms. 

She'll be the third top female star to receive a special honor at this year's ceremony: Kelly Clarkson is getting the "Icon" Award, while Carrie Underwood will take home the "Hero" Award.

According to Radio Disney, the "Impact" Award comes in recognition of Janet's "influence on society and the world of entertainment -- particularly women -- across generations of fans." 

Janet's State of the World tour continues in the U.S. this summer starting July 11 in Austin, TX.  She's also playing the Essence Festival, the Panorama Festival and the Outside Lands festival.

Performers at this year's RDMAs include Carrie Underwood with Ludacris, Kelly Clarkson, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Marshmello, Echosmith and American Idol winner Maddie Poppe. Presenters include Noah Cyrus, Mason Ramsey, Sabrina Carpenter, Lauv and boy band In Real Life.

The show will be recorded this Friday at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

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