05:21 PM EDT 01/19/2015


Stevie Wonder

Credit: Getty; NBC
What Will Be NBC's Next Live Musical? | Allison Williams, Carrie Underwood

NBC Developing Next Live Musical: Who's in the Running?

Originally posted 01/16/2015 03:00PM

Prepare yourselves – NBC is developing another live musical.

Following the success of Peter Pan Live! starring Allison Williams, which earned the network nearly 10 million viewers and an untold number of sarcastic Tweets, another live musical is underway at NBC.

The network has acquired the licensing rights to The Wiz and Music Man, NBC Entertainment Chief Robert Greenblatt told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel in Pasadena, California, on Friday, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Read More

Stevie Wonder 'Doesn't Understand' Eric Garner and Michael Brown Grand Jury Decisions

Originally posted 12/05/2014 08:15PM

[YOUTUBE "VX6lJmxVLtY"]   Adding his voice to the public outcry, Stevie Wonder spoke out Wednesday regarding the failure of separate grand juries to indict the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.

Read More

Filed Under: Ferguson, Stevie Wonder
Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; JB Lacroix/WireImage; Michael Stewart/WireImage
Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder, Tom Brokaw to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Originally posted 11/11/2014 10:00AM

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Obama announced Tuesday.

Read More

Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP; Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty
Taylor Swift, Pink to Rock This Year's Grammy Performance Lineup

Taylor Swift, Pink to Rock This Year's Grammy Performance Lineup

Originally posted 01/07/2014 02:20PM

This year's lineup of who's performing at the Jan. 26 Grammy Awards has just been announced, and the show really promises to rock.

Read More

Credit: Craig Sjodin/ABC
DWTS: Did Kellie and Derek Perform the Best Dance of the Season? | Kellie Pickler

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing with the Stars: Kellie Pickler Is Back on Top

Originally posted 04/22/2013 10:40PM

Stevie Wonder was the guest of honor Monday night on Dancing with the Stars. Between performances by the iconic singer, the eight remaining couples competed with two dances each to his hits.

Once again, Kellie Pickler and Zendaya were atop the leaderboard – and both earned 10s for their respective routines.

Zendaya and Val Chmerkovskiy's cha cha to "Do I Do" was "full of snap, crackle and pop," according to Len Goodman. Carrie Ann Inaba called the routine "perfection in motion." They earned 29 points.

Kellie and Derek Hough's quickstep to "Part-Time Lover" was "the best dance I've seen on season 16," Len said. Carrie Ann added, "Everything about it was perfect except there was some space in your hold." They also earned 29 points.

But Kellie and Derek finished slightly ahead of Zendaya and Val after the second routine, a team dance in which four couples performed at the same time.

Read More

Credit: Mark Davis/Getty; Mario Anzuoni/Reuters/Landov
John Mayer vs. Stevie Wonder: Who Was Your Favorite ACM Crasher? | John Mayer, Stevie Wonder

John Mayer vs. Stevie Wonder: Who Was Your Favorite ACM Non-Country Crasher?

Originally posted 04/07/2013 11:40PM

On a night dedicated to country, even those of the non-cowboy hat persuasion received a down-home, sweeter-than-sweet tea welcome from Nashville's finest.

Both soul king Stevie Wonder and pop's resident heart-breaker John Mayer took the Academy of Country Music Awards stage Sunday night as Las Vegas enjoyed a taste of the South.

A recently single Mayer joined Brad Paisley to sing the country crooner's "Beat This Summer" in one of Mayer's first live performances since he battled two bouts of vocal cord problems.

Wonder later rocked the ACM stage with nominee Hunter Hayes for a jazzy mashup of their songs "I Want Crazy" and "Sir Duke."

Read More

Credit: AKM-GSI
Vanessa Hudgens Dances to Electronic Music as Austin Butler Watches Adoringly | Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Dances to Electronic Music as Austin Butler Watches Adoringly

Originally posted 08/15/2012 06:00AM

It was a music-filled weekend in the forest for Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler.

The couple braved the freezing cold weather in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where they attended Outside Lands, a music, food, wine, beer and art festival, set up like a wonderland in the wilderness.

Sitting on a blue tarp early Friday evening, Hudgens and Butler chilled out right before watching a set by Canadian electronica duo, MSTRKRFT.

"Vanessa was on her cell phone, while Austin laid down next to her, seeming super relaxed," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.

Credit: Jeff Snyder/WireImage
Stevie Wonder Files for Divorce | Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder Files for Divorce

Originally posted 08/03/2012 03:35PM

Music legend Stevie Wonder has filed for divorce from his wife of 11 years, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris.

Wonder reveals he has been separated from Morris since October 2009, according papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.

He cites irreconcilable differences and requests joint custody of the couple's two sons, ages 10 and 7.

The musician, 63, states that he will pay both spousal and child support.

Read More

Credit: Getty
Look Who's Going to Sing for the Queen | Paul McCartney, Queen Elizabeth II

Madness, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Stevie Wonder Performing for Queen

Originally posted 06/01/2012 08:35AM

Ten years ago, to mark her 60 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth was serenaded by the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Ricky Martin, Eric Clapton, Tony Bennett, Sir Paul McCartney and Queen's Brian May, who played a rock guitar version of "God Save The Queen" on the roof of Buckingham Palace.

Come Monday, besides a return appearance by Sir Paul, Her Majesty will find an entire band up on her roof, when the British pop-ska band Madness plays its hit "Our House" as the centerpiece of that day's Diamond Jubilee celebration.

Other name attractions set to perform, as confirmed by the BBC: Elton John, singing "Your Song, I’m Still Standing" and "Crocodile Rock"; Robbie Williams, "Mack the Knife"; boy band JLS, "Everybody in Love" and "She Makes Me Wanna"; as well as Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder and Shirley Bassey, with her classic (and highly appropriate for this occasion) "Diamonds Are Forever."

Read More

Credit: Nino Munoz/FOX
American Idol Sends Home Its First Top 13 Contestant

American Idol

American Idol Sends Home Its First Top 13 Contestant

Originally posted 03/08/2012 09:30PM

After tackling two of the toughest songbooks around, American Idol's top 13 faced something even tougher on Thursday: elimination night.

And for the first time, there would be a battle of the sexes: the guy and the girl with the lowest amount of votes would stand before judges Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, who were tasked with the final decision of who would stay and who would go home.

Ryan Seacrest first called out the bottom three guys and girls – and there were some surprises. Keeping reading to find out all the results ...

Read More

From Our Partners