He was one of the most familiar voices in grunge. Chris Cornell — the lead singer for Soundgarden and then Audioslave — passed away in Detroit yesterday. He was only 52. It looks like he committed suicide. Chris was on tour with Soundgarden at the time of his death. The band broke up in 1997 but got back together five years ago.
Lauren Bushnell moved to Denver to be with Bachelor Ben Higgins. But now that their engagement has ended, she’s getting the heck out of there. Lauren says she always has been and always will be a California girl, so she’s moving back home to LA. Lauren told People magazine that she’s not going back to being a flight attendant, though. She’s going to try modeling because she’s pretty. Actually, she didn’t say the pretty part… But she is taking modeling seriously, even though it’s not that hard. Lauren said, “It’s hard to call it work when you’re getting to dress up in cute clothes, get your hair and makeup done and get to go to fun locations with a group of inspiring women…” Lauren booked her first gig with a store in San Diego, modeling their boho summer collection. But of course she would like to start her own clothing line.
ABC is making all the news with their reboot of American Idol, bringing back Roseanne, and now their new reality show, Boy Band, which debuts June 22nd. Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and Baby Spice Emma Bunton will coach contestants on their journey to — hopefully! — fame and fortune. Rita Ora will host. Boy Band is a ten-episode series. It starts off with thousands of young men auditioning to win one of 18 spots in three different bands. The guys will be shuffled around into different combinations to test their chemistry and see who sounds best together. Each week, Nick and Emma will put two of them up for elimination and then America gets to decide which one is saved.
Danielle “Cash Me Ousside” Bregoli is going on a national tour. At least, TMZ says that’s the plan. Sources say IF Danielle sells out, she could make up to $50K per show. And so far, they claim two big cities are locked down. The sources say Danielle’s “act” is divided up into three parts. First, she’ll rap and lip sync to her favorites songs. Expect cameos from what sources call “established” acts. Then Danielle will do a little audience Q&A. After that, she’ll invite audience members up on stage to joke around, which probably means they’ll go back and forth trashing each other.
RadarOnline.com says “This Is Us” fans were very disappointed with how Chris Sullivan — who plays Toby — basically ignored them. The entire case was in NYC to do press to promote the upcoming season. At several fan events, everyone is saying the same thing — Chris was downright rude. One witness said the show’s biggest stars were stopping for selfies and signing tons of autographs, but Chris “shook his head and walked away.”