Camila Cabello joins NBC’s ‘The Voice’ as new coach for Season 22

The NBC singing competition show “The Voice” will have a new lineup of coaches when it returns in the fall for Season 22. Long-time coach Kelly Clarkson will be leaving, with Camila Cabello stepping in for her first full-time stint. Cabello served as a team mentor in previous seasons; she joins Blake Shelton and John Legend alongside Gwen Stefani, who is returning for her sixth season. Last season, The Voice welcomed Ariana Grande as coach, who took over the chair previously held by Nick Jonas.

Cabello announced the news on TikTok where she used the duet feature to appear alongside Shelton, Legend, and Stefani. “See you this fall,” she wrote in the caption.

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Camila Cabello joins NBC’s ‘The Voice’ as new coach for Season 22

The NBC singing competition show “The Voice” will have a new lineup of coaches when it returns in the fall for Season 22. Long-time coach Kelly Clarkson will be leaving, with Camila Cabello stepping in for her first full-time stint. Cabello served as a team mentor in previous seasons; she joins Blake Shelton and John Legend alongside Gwen Stefani, who is returning for her sixth season. Last season, The Voice welcomed Ariana Grande as coach, who took over the chair previously held by Nick Jonas.

Cabello announced the news on TikTok where she used the duet feature to appear alongside Shelton, Legend, and Stefani. “See you this fall,” she wrote in the caption.

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2022 Billboard Music Awards: See the full list of winners

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards were held on Sunday night, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs live from the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Drake, who did not attend the event, was the big winner of the evening, taking home the awards for Top Artist and Top Male Artist.

Other big winners included Olivia Rodrigo, who won Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top 100 Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist awards as well as BTS, who took the Top Duo/Group honor, and Taylor Swift, who won Top 200 Billboard 200 Artist.

Mary J. Blige was honored with the Icon Award, after being introduced by Janet Jackson with a video montage which explored Blige’s career.  Said Jackson:  “Mary J. Blige represents truth.”  In accepting her award, Blige called Jackson an icon and inspiration, saying:  “I’m in a dream right now, thank you so much. ” She also thanked friends, family, fans and Billboard for the honor:  “The way the world is now, I think people think icons are born that way. They become a legend overnight, but that is definitely not the case. It takes a lot time, hard work and a lot of surviving trial and error to achieve greatness.”

Machine Gun Kelly performed “Twin Flame”, dedicating the song to his fiancé, actress Megan Fox, while Travis Scott performed for the first time since the Astroworld tragedy about six months ago in Houston.  Morgan Wallen won Top Country Male Artist, with Dan + Shay taking home Top Country Duo/Group.

For a full list of winners, head here.

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2022 Billboard Music Awards: See the full list of winners

The 2022 Billboard Music Awards were held on Sunday night, hosted by Sean “Diddy” Combs live from the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Drake, who did not attend the event, was the big winner of the evening, taking home the awards for Top Artist and Top Male Artist.

Other big winners included Olivia Rodrigo, who won Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top 100 Artist and Top Streaming Songs Artist awards as well as BTS, who took the Top Duo/Group honor, and Taylor Swift, who won Top 200 Billboard 200 Artist.

Mary J. Blige was honored with the Icon Award, after being introduced by Janet Jackson with a video montage which explored Blige’s career.  Said Jackson:  “Mary J. Blige represents truth.”  In accepting her award, Blige called Jackson an icon and inspiration, saying:  “I’m in a dream right now, thank you so much. ” She also thanked friends, family, fans and Billboard for the honor:  “The way the world is now, I think people think icons are born that way. They become a legend overnight, but that is definitely not the case. It takes a lot time, hard work and a lot of surviving trial and error to achieve greatness.”

Machine Gun Kelly performed “Twin Flame”, dedicating the song to his fiancé, actress Megan Fox, while Travis Scott performed for the first time since the Astroworld tragedy about six months ago in Houston.  Morgan Wallen won Top Country Male Artist, with Dan + Shay taking home Top Country Duo/Group.

For a full list of winners, head here.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jennifer Garner to team up in Apple limited series ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has signed on to star opposite Jennifer Garner in the Apple limited series “The Last Thing He Told Me.”  The series is based on the Laura Dave novel of the same name.

The show follows Hannah (Garner), a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter Bailey (Angourie Rice) while searching for the truth about why her husband has mysteriously disappeared. Coster-Waldau will star as Owen, Hannah’s husband.

Coster-Waldau is best known for playing Jaime Lannister in the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” for which he earned an Emmy nominations in both 2018 and 2019.  He recently co-wrote and starred in the film “Against the Ice,” while he has previously starred in features such as “Shot Caller,” “Gods of Egypt,” “A Thousand Times Good Night,” and “Oblivion.”

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Charlie Puth shares his music video for “That’s Hilarious”

Charlie Puth is sharing the music video for his song “That’s Hilarious.”

The video starts with Charlie draped over a table, reflecting on his past relationship; as it progresses, Charlie begins experiencing other strong emotions. Prior to the clip’s release, Charlie shared on TikTok that he was “really drunk” when shooting a portion of the music video because “I didn’t want to get upset about what the song was about” and said he fought back tears when filming the music video.

Recently on Instagram, Charlie said that the song brings him back to “a time that was really, really, really challenging in my life,” adding, “I never told people what happened to me and the pain that I went through going through the worst breakup of my life in 2019.  ‘That’s Hilarious’ is the hardest song that I’ve ever had to put together.”

“That’s Hilarious” appears on the forthcoming album, Charlie, due out later this year.  Take a look at the video – here.

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KIDS EAT FREE SUNDAY W/ CEDAR RAPIDS KERNELS

Grab your peanuts and crackerjacks — it’s baseball season!

The Kernels are in town through Sunday with a 6-game home stand against the Lake County Captains, so grab your friends and family and head to the ball park for good food, drinks, and of course a great time!

Make sure to stop by and see us this Sunday for Kid’s Eat Free Sunday — you can register to win prizes AND kids 12 and under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, small popcorn, and a 12 oz soda or bottled water.

And make sure to stick around after the game on Kids Eat Free Sunday where you can Run the Bases and play Catch in the Outfield!

Let’s help pack the park this season — season and single game tickets are on sale now — CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and see the schedule and promotions for this season!

WIN POLO G TICKETS W/ TAYLOR

Just Announced: POLO G will be at Xtream Arena in Coralville on Friday, September 9th!

Want to win tickets? Listen to Taylor all this week between 2 PM – 6 PM to win a pair of tickets to the show!

This concert is the night before the Iowa / Iowa State Football game at Kinnick Stadium so make it a weekend and grab tickets to this show on Friday and cheer on the Hawkeyes on Saturday!

Tickets are on-sale NOW! Purchase your tickets at xtreamarena.com!

SUMMER OF THE ARTS: FREE MOVIE SERIES

Grab some popcorn and all summer long enjoy movies at various locations across Iowa City, Coralville, and surrounding areas for the Summer of the Arts and FilmScene: Free Movies Series.

This FREE movie series runs each Saturday thru the end of August! The free movie series kicks off THIS Saturday, May 21st at Napoleon Park in Iowa City where you can enjoy the showing of Field of Dreams.

There will be no movie registration forms this year with parking and seating being offered on a first come, first served basis.

Get there around 7:30 PM to grab your optimal spot and the movie will start around 8:45 PM — and don’t forget to grab chairs, snacks, and blankets to make it the ultimate movie night!

Make sure to stop by the Z102.9 Tent for a chance to win Marcus Theatres Movie Passes — we’ll also be playing the hits before the movie starts!

For all of the details on the Summer of the Arts Free Movie Series visit summerofthearts.org.

GRAND OPENING: BUFF CITY SOAP

Buff City Soap is opening a brand-new soap-makery in Cedar Rapids and they want you to celebrate during their Grand Opening TODAY-Sunday!

At Buff City Soap you’ll find bars of soap, bath bombs, laundry soap, body scrubs and so much more!

AND all of their products are plant-based, handmade daily, fee of harsh ingredients, cruelty free, and customizable.

During the grand opening you’ll get fantastic savings PLUS the first 50 people in line all weekend gets free soap for a year!

The Morning Scramble and Taylor will also be broadcasting live TODAY AND TOMORROW so make sure to stop out to get registered for a chance to win a 4-pack of tickets to a Cedar Rapids Kernels game this summer!

We can’t wait to see you for the Grand Opening of Buff City Soap on Blairsferry Road across from Super Target, next to Crumb’l Cookies TODAY AND TOMORROW.

Check out the store website at buffcitysoap.com or take a look at their Facebook page!