Nov 16

Bebe Rexha meets her culinary idol, gets invite for at-home cooking lesson

ABC/Image Group LABebe Rexha's spent all year hanging out with superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line as they performed their smash hit "Meant to Be" at concerts and on various TV shows.  But on Wednesday night's Country Music Association Awards, Bebe was starstruck when she met a completely different country artist -- who also happens to be her culinary idol.

The star in question: Trisha Yearwood, the award-winning country singer who's also created her own cooking empire, featuring her own products, cookbooks and a TV showSpeaking to People TV on the CMA red carpet, Bebe said she was "freaking out" because she'd met Trisha.

"She's a strong woman, and I really look up to her," gushed Bebe. "And I've always wanted a cooking show. I'm not the best cook, but I feel like the way she transitioned from music to cooking...she's amazing!  And I wanna try her food so bad!"

Then, when Trisha happened to walk by again, Bebe called her over and begged her to teach her how to make "really good fried chicken."

"You're such an inspiration to me as a woman," she fangirled.

"O.K., you just need to come over to my house. We'll make chicken together, it'll be really easy," Trisha replied.  "And I'm not just kidding -- we totally will do it."

"You don't understand!  I'm freaking out!" Bebe squealed.  "This is the highlight!"

Presumably, an invite to Trisha's house makes up for the fact that "Meant to Be" failed to take home the CMA Award for Single of the Year.  And when Bebe and Trisha do get together to cook, maybe Trisha's husband, Garth Brooks, will be around to sample their work.

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   Nov 15

Justin Timberlake sells NYC penthouse; cancels more tour dates

ABC/Adam RoseJustin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are selling their New York City penthouse for a lot less than they bargained for.

According to New York Post’s Page Six, the apartment, in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood, is in contract to be sold for $6.35 million, down from the original just-under-$8-million asking price earlier this year.

The penthouse features three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, a massive living room and a wraparound terrace.

Justin and Jessica currently live in a Tribeca apartment in a star-studded building that also counts Meg Ryan and recent renters The Weeknd and Bella Hadid as residents.

Meanwhile, Justin’s bruised vocal cords have forced him to cancel even more shows on his Man of the Woods tour.  His concert in Portland, Oregon tonight, as well as his November 18 and 20 shows in Sacramento and Anaheim, have been pushed back to February.

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   Nov 15

Fifth Harmony happenings: Ally Brooke writes a book, Normani releases a new song

Dennis LeupoldThe upcoming release from a member of Fifth Harmony isn't a song: It's a book.

Ally Brooke has written a memoir called Finding Your Harmony: Dream Big, Have Faith and Achieve More than You Can Imagine.  According to the publisher, it'll hit store shelves April 2, 2019.

On Instagram, Ally wrote, "MAMA WROTE A BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is my first one! Guys, I’ve always wanted to write my story and ultimately help others through it. I have been through so much, and at times I thought it would never get better, but through faith, family, you, amazing friends, music, and love, I am at a place in life where I finally am truly happy, and living out some of my biggest dreams."

She added, "This book is another dream of mine come to life, and I can finally share with u. I’ve been working on this in private for a very long time. I have so much to tell."

According to the publisher, the book will detail how Ally navigated her quick but not always harmonious rise to fame by "staying true to herself and her faith."  It will also offer "practical advice" that readers who are going through difficult times can apply to their own lives.

Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony's Normani has dropped another new track.  This one's called "Waves," and it features 6LACK. She debuted it live last month when she performed at the Tidal X concert.

As previously reported, Normani will open for Ariana Grande on the U.S. leg of her Sweetener world tour, kicking off March 18 in Albany, NY.

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