Daily Dish: 6/8/2016
Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots to honor Prince at BET Awards
NEW YORK -- Sheila E., D’Angelo, The Roots and Janelle Monae will pay tribute to Prince at this month’s BET Awards.
The performers will honor The Purple One on June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the network announced Tuesday.
After Madonna -- with the help of Stevie Wonder -- paid tribute to Prince at last month’s Billboard Music Awards, BET tweeted: “Yeah, we saw that. Don’t worry. We Got You.”
Sheila E. was once engaged to Prince. Monae was mentored by Prince and they collaborated on her 2013 album.
Prince died April 21 of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid painkiller.
Drake is the top nominee at the BET Awards with nine nominations; Beyonce and Rihanna have five nominations each.
James Corden not interested in replacing Stephen Colbert
NEW YORK -- “Late Late Show” host James Corden says he has no interest in taking over for his lead-in on CBS, Stephen Colbert.
Colbert’s “Late Show” brought in a new executive producer in April and has been running neck and neck with ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in the ratings behind NBC’s Jimmy Fallon. Of the possibility of replacing Colbert at 11:30 p.m., Corden tells Howard Stern “that’s never going to happen” and that Colbert’s show “is working.”
Corden also touched on the origins of his wildly popular “Carpool Karaoke” skits, which feature Corden driving alongside singers like Adele and Justin Bieber belting out hits. He tells Stern his first-ever guest on the segment, Mariah Carey, initially told him she wasn’t able to sing before joining in once Corden put her songs on the stereo.
‘Today’ host Savannah Guthrie pregnant, to skip Rio Olympics
NEW YORK -- “Today” show co-host Savannah Guthrie says she’s pregnant and will be skipping the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro because of the Zika virus.
Guthrie made the announcement on the NBC program Tuesday morning. She cited doctors’ advice in deciding to skip the Olympics. NBC had announced in April that Guthrie would co-host the opening ceremony of the Rio Games on Aug. 5.
Zika is known to cause birth defects, including microcephaly, in which the baby’s head is smaller than expected because the brain hasn’t developed properly. The virus is now in 60 countries, with Olympic host Brazil the hardest-hit nation.
Guthrie says her second child with husband Michael Feldman is due in December. The couple’s first child, a girl, was born in August 2014.
Sally Field back on Broadway in ‘The Glass Menagerie’
NEW YORK -- Emmy- and Oscar-winner Sally Field will return to Broadway in a revival of “The Glass Menagerie.”
Field will play Amanda Wingfield, the faded Southern belle at the heart of the Tennessee Williams play. She tackled the same part in 2004 at the Kennedy Center.
The revival will be directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold (“Fun Home”) and co-star two-time Tony Award winning actor and director Joe Mantello along with Finn Wittrock and Madison Ferris.
Field made her Broadway debut in 2002 in “The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia.”
The new “The Glass Menagerie” will play the Golden Theatre, beginning Feb. 14, with an official opening night set for March 23.