8 showbiz news you missed on May 21
American Idol Finale
‘American Idol’ season 16 came to an end on May 21 when Maddie Poppe was crowned the winner.
Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson revealed that they are dating and performed a duet of ‘Over the Rainbow’ before the final announcement.
Lucifer Bonus Episodes
After a week of the cancellation of ‘Lucifer,’ it’s a bit of heavenly news for fans that bonus episodes of the show are set to be released.
Two episodes, which were filmed earlier this spring to air as a part of season 4, will air back-to-back on May 28, at 8/7c.
Netflix Contracts with Obamas
Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year contract with Netflix to work both in front of and behind the camera.
The Obamas, who want to use the power of storytelling to promote common values, will produce content for Netflix under Higher Ground Productions.
Fox Taking Smackdown TV Rights
Multiple reports say that WWE’s ‘Smackdown Live’ will head to Friday nights on Fox starting in October 2019.
The deal between Fox and WWE is for five years and worth approx. $250 million annually.
Miss USA 2018 Winner
Congratulations are in order for new Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers! She won the pageant following a star-studded ceremony on May 21.
Sarah, the first woman from Nebraska to win Miss USA, was crowned Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012 and Miss Nebraska USA 2018.
Dancing with the Stars Season 26 Wrap-up
The four-week long 26th season of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ which is the shortest season ever, wrapped up on May 21.
Olympic figure skater, Adam Rippon, and pro dancer, Jenna Johnson, were announced the winners of the coveted competition.
Gotham Season 5
Earlier this month, Fox had announced that ‘Gotham’ has been renewed for a fifth and final season.
After bringing ‘The Killing Joke’ and ‘No Man’s Land’ stories to life in season 4, the show will be adapting ‘Batman: Zero Year’ for the final season.
LA To Vegas Canceled by Fox
‘LA To Vegas’ falls into the list of shows grounded by Fox this year. The show just completed season one airing on May 1.
The show, which debuted on Jan 2, 2018, had been averaging a 0.73 rating in the 18 to 49-year-old demo with 3.4m viewers this season.