On Fox alone, Living Room Concert for America drew 4.6 million viewers and 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 (preliminary Live+Same Day), tying ABC’s American Idol as the highest-rated broadcast program Sunday night in the demo. (America Idol host Ryan Seacrest was pulling double duty as he also appeared on the Fox special.) UPDATE: In the official fast nationals, the Fox special rose to 5.5 million viewers and a 1.5 18-49 rating, ranking as the No. 1 show of the night in the demo. … [Read more...] about Fox’s Charlie Collier On Mounting Coronavirus Live Relief Special In 10 Days With ‘The iHeart Living Room Concert For America’
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Alicia Keys kicked it off with a scaled-down version of her new track, "Underdog." The Backstreet Boys followed by beaming in from their own homes with "I Want It That Way." It was interesting seeing all five of them singing individually, but ultimately getting edited together. Pretty seamless. … [Read more...] about Elton John’s iHeart Living Room Concert Goes Off Without a Hitch
Mariah Carey ended up stealing the show, coming in at the end to deliver a badly needed blast of diva glitz. It wouldn’t be like Mariah to dress down even for a stay-home PSA like this — she showed up with all her *Glitter* mentality raging, with her piano player and backup singers on their own screens. She had the excellent taste to stay the hell away from “Hero” and instead go for “Always Be My Baby,” easily the most moving performance of the night, with the exact right dose of pop uplift. She gave it the Full Mariah treatment, goosing the end with falsetto trills, before signing off with a reminder that she wears gloves even in her own house, and the words, “Stay happy. Stay blessed.” … [Read more...] about Elton John’s Living-Room Concert: Corona You Feel the Love Tonight?
Jay and Bey announced the surprise release Friday night during their London concert, and fans immediately started streaming and downloading. Count Common in that group, as he told us the couple's managed to bring 2 great things together. … [Read more...] about Common Says Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Album Celebrates Love and Creativity
After six hours in jail, the dastardly 11 were released on bail. On October 23, they return to the Hall of Justice for a preliminary hearing. Their chances look good. In the meantime, they showed up at their bail bondsman’s office the cold morning after the arrest, were arraigned in court (when Rock was arrested again on the additional charge of maintaining a house where narcotics are used) and had a press conference. … [Read more...] about The Grateful Dead Did Get It: Reporters and Cops