Quickies: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Timberlake & Halsey
KELLY CLARKSON TO SALUTE ARETHA FRANKLIN ON ABC’S ‘THE YEAR IN MEMORIAM 2018’: Kelly Clarkson is one of the stars who’ll be paying tribute to the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, on ABC’s upcoming special The Year in Memoriam 2018. Hosted by Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts and late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the show will honor the stars we lost this year, including Aretha. Kelly is just one of the singers who’ll be sharing stories about Aretha, who was one of her biggest influences. Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Smokey Robinson will also be talking about their relationship with the legendary singer, who died August 16th. The special will also remember acting legend Burt Reynolds, scientist Stephen Hawking, Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, Sen. John McCain and former first lady Barbara Bush. The Year in Memoriam 2018 airs December 17th. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE POSTPONES ALL TOUR DATES IN DECEMBER: Justin Timberlake is canceling the remainder of his Man of the Woods tour dates in December. The singer posted a note on his social media on Wednesday evening. "Hey guys, I’m sure you have heard that I’ve had to postpone several tour dates due to bruised vocal cords. My vocal cords are healing, but they are not all the way back to normal, so my doctors want me to continue to rest my voice," he wrote. "They have asked me to hold off on singing until next month. I’m really sorry, I want to be back on the stage and I am doing all I can to get there quickly. Thank you for understanding — I see all of your posts and I appreciate the support and the love. I look forward to coming back stronger than I was before. More to come on the rescheduled dates." HALSEY PERFORMS ‘WITHOUT ME’ ON ‘THE ELLEN SHOW’: Halsey made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday to perform her latest hit, "Without Me." Ellen introduced the pop star as one of the most influential females in music to hear audience. She went on to showcase her vocals while wearing a bright yellow jumpsuit. Since its release, Halsey’s powerful and emotional track has spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Without Me" is the first single to come from her highly-anticipated third studio album. It follows Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom album which dropped in June of 2017.