•   
  •   

Entertainment Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Nettles and More to Join PBS' 'A Capitol Fourth' Celebration (Exclusive)

14:37  17 june  2021
14:37  17 june  2021 Source:   etonline.com

Death in Paradise's Ralf Little and Shantol Jackson film 11th series

  Death in Paradise's Ralf Little and Shantol Jackson film 11th series Jamaican actress Shantol Jackson has joined the cast of BBC drama Death In Paradise for its 11th series, the broadcaster has announced. Filming on new episodes has begun on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, with Ralf Little returning in the role of detective Neville Parker.Jackson, who starred as Yvonne in the Idris Elba-directed 2018 crime drama Yardie, will play ambitious young sergeant Naomi Thomas. © Provided by Daily Mail ( Thomas is described as a gifted officer who has arrived from a neighbouring island to join the Saint Marie Police, but there are doubts over her lack of experience.

Vanessa Williams wearing glasses and smiling at the camera © Getty Images

PBS is gearing up for a star-studded Fourth of July celebration! ET can exclusively reveal that Vanessa Williams will host the network's 41st annual A Capitol Fourth, which will feature performances from an A-list lineup.

During the special, Williams, live from Washington, D.C., will introduce each of the performances, which were pre-taped from locations across the country.

"I am so honored to be hosting A Capitol Fourth this year," Williams said. "I first performed on this national July 4th TV tradition in 2005, and it has always held a special place in my heart."

Mickey Guyton, Gladys Knight, Ali Stroker, Jimmie Allen and Laura Osnes' performances were taped in D.C., while Jimmy Buffett and Cynthia Erivo's time onstage happened in Southern California.

What Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Exes Think About Their Rekindled Romance

  What Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck's Exes Think About Their Rekindled Romance A source tells ET how Marc Anthony and Jennifer Garner have been handling their exes' reignited romance.A source tells ET, "J.Lo and Ben are both really focused on the health and well-being of their families, especially J.Lo, given her recent breakup with Alex Rodriguez. J.Lo and Ben are taking things day by day. They both make each other laugh a lot and smile and they are really focused on trying to bring the best out of each other.

Alan Jackson gave his performance for the special at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, Pentatonix did so in Los Angeles, and Train took the stage in San Francisco.

Jennifer Nettles performed with the Broadway Inspirational Voices in New York City, while Auli’i Cravalho's performance was taped in Queens, New York.

Additionally, the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Jack Everly, will perform John Williams' "Olympic Fanfare" composition in tribute to Team USA, honoring the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams as they prepare for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The special will also feature a rousing rendition of Tchaikovsky’s "1812 Overture" with the National Symphony Orchestra and The Joint Armed Forces Chorus to accompany the fireworks.

Jennifer Garner takes son Samuel to a beach playdate after school

  Jennifer Garner takes son Samuel to a beach playdate after school Jennifer Garner, 49, took her youngest son Samuel, nine, to the beach after school for a playdate with friends. She shares him with her ex-husband Ben Affleck, who's currently dating Jennifer Lopez.But Jennifer was taking charge of the kids on Wednesday when she shuttled her youngest, nine-year-old Samuel, to a playdate in Santa Monica, California.

Also participating are members of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing’s Own," the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, The Joint Armed Forces Chorus, and The Armed Forces Color Guard.

The concert, which will open with a performance of the national anthem by Renée Fleming, will honor men and women of our military and their families for their contributions to our nation and their dedication to service.

"As families and friends reunite and the country begins to open up this Fourth of July, we plan to bring you an exciting program with the greatest fireworks display in the nation, performances by the biggest stars and patriotic favorites," Executive Producer Michael Colbert said. "Make A Capitol Fourth your Independence Day celebration. We have something for everyone’s party."

The 41st annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth will air on PBS Sunday, July 4, from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. ET, as well as to our troops serving around the world on the American Forces Network.

20 of the biggest flops in pop music

  20 of the biggest flops in pop music Commercial success doesn’t guarantee quality—and the reverse is also true. For one reason or another, these 20 highly anticipated pop and rock albums were a complete failure at their release. Do you remember any?

The program can also be heard in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide, and will be streaming on Facebook, YouTube, and PBS' website. It will also be available as Video on Demand from July 4 to July 18.

Watch the video below to look back on last year's special.

RELATED CONTENT:

How John Stamos Socially Distanced While Filming ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Special (Exclusive)

This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.

If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.

Tavis Smiley Says He Supports #MeToo As He Comes Back With New Show After Allegations .
"Let me be very clear: I support the Me Too movement," Smiley said. "I will not let you falsely accuse me of anything, and win, lose or draw, my name and my integrity is all I have."Smiley's new show previews Saturday—also known as Juneteenth—on the station, co-owned by Smiley and intended to be a station for "Black-on-Black" talk radio, the first such station in Los Angeles.

usr: 1
This is interesting!