Quickies: John Legend, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez & More
JOHN LEGEND IS THE NEWEST VOICE OF GOOGLE ASSISTANT: John Legend is the newest voice of Google assistant. Google has launched a limited-time voice cameo from the singer for all of its Google Assistant-enabled devices, including Android phones and Google Home devices. By activating the new voice option, Google Assistant users can hear Legend’s voice respond to many different cues and commands – though not everything. Among Legend’s abilities are singing "Happy Birthday," telling the weather, and answering questions like "Who is Chrissy Teigen?" or "How do you cook bacon in the oven?" To hear Legend’s voice from Google Assistant, users can simply say, "Hey, Google, talk like a Legend." The setting can also be activated via the Google Assistant app.
MARIAH CAREY, IMAGINE DRAGONS, LOGIC, DIPLO TO PLAY QUEBEC’S ANNUAL FESTIVAL D’ÉTÉ: The annual Festival d’ete de Quebec (FEQ) will return for its 52nd year this summer with headliners Mariah Carey, Chvrches, alt-J, Blink-182 and Lynyrd Skynyrd. With over 325,000 attendees, FEQ spans 11 days, from July 4th-14th in the heart of Quebec City and will also feature performances from Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Slipknot, Kygo and Diplo. The event will feature over 250 performances across 10 different stages. Passes go on sale at noon today and cost around $80 for all 11 days.
JENNIFER LOPEZ DROPS ‘MEDICINE’ SINGLE: Jennifer Lopez has released the new track "Medicine," which also features French Montana. Tune into World of Dance on NBC on Sunday for the premiere of the "Medicine" music video. JLo embarks on her first tour in six years this summer. Dubbed It’s My Party: The Live Celebration, a nod to marking the milestone of her turning 50 this year, the tour kicks off with two shows on June 7th and 8th at the Forum in Inglewood, California, and wraps in Miami, Florida for a pair of performances on July 25th and 26th at American Airlines Arena.
STOLEN CAR CRASHES INTO TAYLOR SWIFT’S RHODE ISLAND HOME: Taylor Swift responded after a stolen car crashed into the gates of her Rhode Island home. The incident occurred early Tuesday morning when a car being driven without license plates led police on a high-speed chase. The pursuit ended when the car "eventually swerved to avoid a crash before slamming into the gates outside Swift’s home" and the front gates were "heavily damaged." When fan account Swiftutation shared the news about the accident, Taylor took to the comment section to respond. "Nothing good starts in a getaway car," Taylor wrote alongside a shrugging emoji, referencing her 2017 song "Getaway Car."No one was seriously hurt during the chase. The 19-year-old driver, Shykeim Edwin Lewis, was arrested after fleeing on foot.