Jackie Evancho chosen to sing at Trump’s inauguration, Julianne and Derek Hough to dance at the Fox and more celebrity news
Lily Tomlin to receive SAG Life Achievement Award
Detroit native Lily Tomlin, 77, will receive the Life Achievement Award at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Tomlin, a Cass Technical High School and Wayne State University graduate, started her career performing standup comedy around Detroit. Her first TV appearance was in 1965 on “The Merv Griffin Show.” The Kennedy Center Honors, Golden Globe, Tony and Grammy winner is recognized as the voice of Ms. Frizzle on “The Magic School Bus” and has had other TV roles on “Will and Grace” and “The West Wing.” She now stars on the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie” and received 2016 Emmy and SAG nominations for her role as Frankie.
Sophia Bush and Common announced the SAG Award nominees, selected by the actor’s guild on Wednesday morning. The drama “Manchester by the Sea” starring Casey Affleck led with four nominations. Detroit native Courtney B. Vance, who won this year’s Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie, also received a SAG nomination for the same category. Vance played Johnnie Cochran in “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.” See the full list of nominees at detroitnews.com.
Teen chosen to sing at presidential inauguration
Jackie Evancho, a 16-year-old from Pittsburgh, announced on NBC’s “Today” show Wednesday that she will sing the national anthem at president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Evancho was runner-up on “America’s Got Talent” in 2010. She met Trump shortly after at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and posted a picture with him on her Facebook page. Evancho follows Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin, who sang the “America the Beautiful” at President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremonies.
Hough siblings bring dancing tour to the Fox Theatre
Siblings Julianne and Derek Hough, known for their judging and dancing roles on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” are coming to the Fox Theatre April 23 for their “Move – Beyond – Live On Tour.” The duo will be joined by Move Company Dancers for ballroom, hip-hop, tap and salsa routines they choreographed. Tickets ($25-$79.50) go on sale 10 a.m. Friday at Ticketmaster. You can also catch the Houghs hosting “The Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration” 9-11 a.m. Dec. 25 on ABC. The holiday parade features performances by Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Kelly Clarkson and others.
■ Nominees for the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards were announced Tuesday. Beyoncé led with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year. Fellow nominees in that category include Viola Davis, Regina King, Dwayne Johnson and Chance the Rapper. The show airs at 9 p.m. Feb. 11 on TV One and will be hosted by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson.
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