Why Ariana Grande Skipped The Emmys
While Ariana Grande was reportedly set to attend this week’s Emmy award, she and fiancé Pete Davidson were both absent from the event, despite almost the entire “Saturday Night Live” cast taking part in the show. Well, it turns out, recent events, likely including Ari’s ex boyfriend Mac Miller’s death, prompted both stars to skip the show.
“Contrary to reports, Ariana will not be attending the Emmys,” a rep for the singer told “People.” “Pete has also opted to not attend to be with her in New York.”
The rep continued, “Given the events of the past couple of years, Ariana is going to take some much needed time to heal and mend,” adding, “She will be staying close to home and using this period to spend time with her loved ones and work on new music without deadline. She thanks her fans for their understanding.”
Ingrid Michaelson Wants To Get You Into The Holiday Spirit
Ingrid Michaelson is getting into the Christmas spirit a little early. The singer just dropped a new holiday tune, her take on "Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter," which will be featured on her upcoming holiday album “Songs of the Season,” dropping October 24th.
“I love Christmas time. It’s something that growing up was always really important in my family, and it was just a really wonderful time,” Ingrid tells “Billboard.” This whole project has really been my whole career in the making. I’ve wanted to do this for so long, but I just couldn’t find the right moment within my other projects that I’m doing.”
Ingrid is set to hit the road later this year on a holiday tour. The “Songs of the Season” tour kicks off November 26th in Portland, Oregon, and wraps December 17th at New York’s Beacon Theater.
Jessica Simpson Expecting Third Child
Congratulations are in order for Jessica Simpson. The singer announced that she and husband Eric Johnson are expecting their third child, and it’s going to be a little girl.
Jessica shared the happy news on Instagram, posting a shot of her children, Maxwell, six, and Ace, five, holding two big black balloons, with the caption “Surprise.” She then added another picture of them surrounded by lots of pink balloons, writing, “This little baby girl will make us a family of five. We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.”