'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5
“A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice.
Gabrielle Union, NBC settle dispute over racism allegations
LOS ANGELES – Gabrielle Union and NBC said Tuesday that they have settled their differences in their dispute over her firing as a judge on “America's Got Talent,” which she said was retaliation for her complaints that the show tolerated racism on the set. “We’ve reached an amicable resolution," Union and the network said in a joint statement. "NBC Entertainment appreciates the important concerns raised by Gabrielle Union and remains committed to ensuring an inclusive and supportive working environment where people of all backgrounds are treated with respect.”Both sides declined further comment, and would not give further details. Variety reported soon after that Union, who is Black, believed she was fired because she had asked NBC and the show’s producers to respond to an environment that tolerated racist jokes and remarks from judges and producers. NBC said the investigation "found an overarching culture of diversity on the show.”___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Andrew Dalton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyjamesdalton.
Julianne Hough Says Her 'Mission in Life' Is to Give Dolly Parton Dance Lessons
Julianne Hough has a new mission in life. The 31-year-old performer got the opportunity to work with Dolly Parton on the new Netflix series, Dolly Parton's Heartstrings, playing Jolene in the show. "We couldn't find my earrings, and so Dolly lent me her earrings for the night," Hough tells ET, flashing her chandelier sparklers. Because of this favor, Hough feels indebted to the country star, even offering to teach her to dance after Parton noted she's not a dancer. RELATED CONTENT: Dolly Parton Wanted Miley Cyrus to Play Jolene in 'Heartstrings' Before It Went to Julianne Hough Embed Code RestartDolly Parton Explains Why '9 to 5' Sequel May Have Been Dropped (Exclusive)Dolly Parton Wanted Miley Cyrus to Play Jolene Before It Went to Julianne Hough in 'Heartstrings'Behind the Scenes of Dolly Parton and Galantis' Music Video for 'Faith' (Exclusive)
Dolly Parton Wanted Miley Cyrus to Play Jolene Before It Went to Julianne Hough in '
Parton sat down with ET's Keltie Knight in Tennessee on Monday, where she revealed that years ago, she initially hoped her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, would play Jolene in a future project. "Years back when I used to think of Jolene, you know, before Julianne came on, I used to think... I'd love -- Miley would have been great at that as well," she shares. "She's just got such a great spirit and she's a great singer." RELATED CONTENT:Behind the Scenes of Dolly Parton and Galantis' Music Video for 'Faith' (Exclusive)Scarlett Johansson Reacts to Dolly Parton Wanting Her to Portray Her in a Biopic (Exclusive)
Julianne Hough mourns her dogs' deaths in touching Instagram tribute
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images(CNN) - Julianne Hough is mourning the death of her beloved dogs, Lexi and Harley. The "America's Got Talent" judge on Saturday shared a photo on Instagram of herself cuddling the two "babies." "Pure love is real, it existed through us," Hough wrote in the caption. "Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such." "Thank you Lexi and Harley, for teaching me grace, softening my heart, and showing me love.
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Mourn the Death of Their Two Dogs: 'I Love You Forever'
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich are mourning the death of their dogs. Laich also posted his own tribute, in which he shared that Lexi and Harley's "tragic passing has left my wife and I heartbroken. Lexi and Harley were not just pets to us, they were our children, and we loved them as such." Weeks before Lexi and Harley's death, ET caught up with Hough where she said that she and Laich weren't in a hurry to have kids. RELATED CONTENT:Julianne Hough Takes the Stage During 'America's Got Talent' Finale to Perform First New Music in a DecadeJulianne Hough Shares Why Her and Husband Brooks Laich Aren't Hurrying to Have Kids (Exclusive)
'America's Got Talent' Crowns a New Champion In Surprising, Emotional Season 14
After 16 long, exciting weeks -- and one of the greatest, most emotional finals in the history of the show -- America's Got Talent crowned a new champion on Wednesday. It all came down to Voices of Service, Ryan Niemiller, V. Unbeatable, the Detroit Youth Choir and Kodi Lee. And the America's Got Talent season 14 champion is...... the inspirational pianist Kodi Lee! Other performances included Leona Lewis -- who performed with Lee -- as well as Cher and Billy Ray Cyrus. For more on this season of America's Got Talent, check out the video below.
Julianne Hough Takes the Stage During 'America's Got Talent' Finale to Perform First
America's Got Talent brought some incredible special guests and amazing surprises for their season 14 finale on Wednesday, including an incredible performance from judge Julianne Hough! Hough hit the stage to debut her song "Transform" -- her first new music in nearly 10 years -- with a high-energy performance alongside the celebrated acrobatic dance crew V. Unbeatable. After starting the number alone on stage, she was soon accompanied by the epic acrobats, and Hough showed off her dance skills by joining them in a new routine. Hough spoke with ET's Denny Directo after Tuesday's finals, and opened up about the big performance she had planned for the finale. For more on the America's Got Talent finals, check out the video below.
Julianne Hough's Thoughtful Reason for Why She's Not Rushing to Start a Family (Exclusive)
Julianne Hough may be very maternal and nurturing on America's Got Talent, but that doesn't mean she's ready to have a baby quite yet. "I'm not right now, no, but, you know, that's definitely been a part of my future in the past. "I mean, we're living in a different time now where that was an old paradigm of what is expected," she said. ET spoke with Hough in 2018, where she was more forthright in her desire to start a family with Laich someday, even sharing the number of children she's wanted in the past. "I'd probably want to start our family in the next 10 years," Hough revealed.
'America's Got Talent' Results Show: See Which Fan Favorites Are Headed to the Finals
Only five acts in total were able to forward to the finals, and it was an exclusive group that was revealed over a surprising, tense night of eliminations and results. Ultimately, Lee was voted forward and the heartwarming star could hardly contain his excitement as he stood onstage with his loving mom and brother. While it was a tough choice for all four judges, Hough and Union voted for the Youth Choir, while Mandel wanted to make Finley's dream come true. The second round of the America's Got Talent semifinals kick off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. RELATED CONTENT:'America's Got Talent': Shirtless Acrobats, a Young Violinist and Kodi Lee Shine Brightest in 1st Semfinals'America's Got Talent' Results Show Gets Tense With Some Surprising Eliminations'America's Got Talent': See Who Dominated Week 3 of Quarterfinals
'America's Got Talent': Julianne Hough on Joining Sexy Acrobats for 'Magic
America's Got Talent kicked off the first night of their semifinals and things got steamy early on when the Messoudi Brothers took to the stage for a sexy Magic Mike-inspired performance that saw Julianne Hough get in on the act. Hough told ET's Denny Directo backstage after Tuesday's show. For Hough, getting to be part of the act is what sets AGT apart for her as a judge. "I said something about Magic Mike last week and they listened," she said, laughing. "Kodi Lee, he just transcends humanity," Hough told ET.
Julianne Hough Gets Emotional Talking About the Dance Community After Lara Spencer Ballet Comment
I think that that comment sparked an amazing resurgence and passion for dancers to have a voice," Hough shared. However, for Hough, she doesn't think the remark was made with disdain, but was simply a comment made out of ignorance on the topic. "I love Lara and I don't think it was a malicious thing she intended to do," Hough shared. The former Dancing With the Stars pro also opened up on why she felt Spencer's remark cut so deeply among so many people in the dance community. RELATED CONTENT:Lara Spencer Apologizes Again on 'GMA' After Prince George Ballet Comment'GMA' Co-Host Lara Spencer Apologizes After Laughing at Prince George Taking Ballet ClassesJulianne Hough Says She's an 'Open Book' After Her Sexuality Reveal
'America's Got Talent': 10-Year-Old Opera Diva Emanne Beasha Reveals Her Love for BTS
After a somewhat lackluster final night of America's Got Talent Season 14 quarterfinals, 10-year-old opera diva Emanne Beasha took the stage as the final act and tore the roof off the Dolby Theater with her larger-than-life voice. The young songstress belted out the classic opera number "Ebben" and the high notes in a way that left all the judges absolutely floored. While she is proud of her BTS fandom, the AGT judges are clearly big fans of hers. "You aren't just in a different league tonight, you're on a different planet from everyone else," Simon Cowell said of the mind-blowing number, adding "This is one of those times I'm going to remember." RELATED CONTENT:'America's Got Talent': Stand-Up Comics, Magicians and an Young Opera Diva Dominate Week 3 of Quarterfinals'America's Got Talent' Judge Simon Cowell Reveals Why He Decided to Get In Shape During Season 14 (Exclusive)'America's Got Talent': Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzer Winners Face Off in New Results Show
Julianne Hough Gushes Over Brother Derek's Bond With Husband Brooks Laich (Exclusive)
Julianne Hough is grateful that the two most important men in her life get along great. Hough also notes that the two have plenty to talk about aside from her. As for her husband, she said the two have always been completely honest with one another. "I think my husband is the most supportive person ever and, you know, we talk about it all the time," she shared. For more, watch the video below:RELATED CONTENT:Julianne Hough Says She's an 'Open Book' After Her Sexuality RevealJulianne Hough's Husband Brooks Laich Reveals Her Bizarre Bedroom FetishJulianne Hough Recalls Telling Her Husband She Was 'Not Straight'
Julianne Hough Says She's an 'Open Book' After Sexuality Reveal and Posing Nude
Julianne Hough is getting candid about her family's reaction after her stunning nude magazine cover. The professional dancer also raved about her husband, Brooks Laich's, reaction to her naked cover shoot, as well as the accompanying profile where she shared that she was "not straight." We talk about it all the time, if that was not the case we would have a very different relationship. But the reason why our relationship works is because we're completely raw and open and exposed," she explained. RELATED CONTENT:Julianne Hough's Husband Brooks Laich Reveals Her Bizarre Bedroom FetishJulianne Hough Recalls Telling Her Husband She Was 'Not Straight'Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Get Candid About Their Sex Life in Celebration of 2-Year Wedding Anniversary
Julianne Hough's Husband Brooks Laich Reveals Her Bizarre Bedroom Fetish
After spending much of her career on her dancing feet, Julianne Hough really appreciates some tender loving on her tootsies. The former Dancing With the Stars champs husband, Brooks Laich, revealed her foot fetish while discussing sex on his How Men Think podcast on Monday. My wife really enjoys it when I suck on her toes, Laich said during a conversation with sexologist Miss Jaiya. Laich, 31, also shared how he gets turned on seeing Hough wearing in lingerie in bed. RELATED CONTENT:Julianne Hough Recalls Telling Her Husband She Was 'Not Straight'Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Get Candid About Their Sex Life in Celebration of 2-Year Wedding AnniversaryJulianne Hough Teases New Mysterious Wellness Project to 'Help People Connect to Themselves' (Exclusive)
Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich Get Candid About Their Sex Life in Celebration of 2-Year Wedding
To commemorate two years of marriage, Julianne Hough appeared on husband Brooks Laich's How Men Think podcast, where the two opened up about their sex life. In the episode, titled "Intimate Knowledge With Julianne Hough," the former Dancing With the Stars judge joined Laich and co-host Gavin DeGraw for a candid conversation about intimacy. Laich chimed in, explaining that his wife is pretty much the best when it comes to making him feel loved. Despite having what seems like a picture-perfect marriage, Hough and Laich, like most couples, can sense when things might be "off." RELATED CONTENT:Julianne Hough Shares How Her Endometriosis Affects Her Sex LifeJulianne Hough Debuts Bold New Bob Haircut -- See the Pics!
'America's Got Talent': Hilarious Dancer 'Accidentally' Hits His Own Golden
Julianne Hough is the only America's Got Talent judge with a Golden Buzzer left -- but on Tuesday's show, she didn't get a chance to use it! The routine culminated on a surprising but hilarious moment, when the dancer leaned back across the judges' table, "accidentally" hitting his own Golden Buzzer! Gabrielle Union added, as Howie said it was his favorite Golden Buzzer ever. Ultimately, the Golden Buzzer didn't count, but Trigger got "Yes" votes across the board from the judges' and, to everyone's delight, made it through to the next round. "They did so well that I have to do this," he added, walking over to the judges' panel and up to the Golden Buzzer.
Julianne and Derek Hough Face Swap and Are Basically the Same Person -- Watch!
Julianne Hough took to social media on Tuesday to share a video with her brother, Derek Hough, on an airplane as the two face swapped and proved they are one in the same. @DerekHough and I face swapped and hes so dang pretty, Hough, 30, captioned the Instagram post. !ET caught up with Hough in February to talk about her return to music after a decade. "For a long time I didn't do my music and set that aside," said Hough, who released her self-titled debut album in 2008. "I have a couple of fun things coming out this year," Hough continued.