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Katharine McPhee and David Foster Hit First Carpet as Husband and Wife. Katharine McPhee and David Foster are making a Smash-ing red carpet appearance as husband and wife. The newlyweds have been busy zipping across the globe for various appearances, vacations and gatherings, but now they are making one of their most important stops yet: Toronto. This getaway to the Canadian city will forever be remembered for being the place where they made their first-ever red carpet appearance as husband and wife. It's been mere months since Katharine and David got married in a quaint wedding ceremony in London, and somehow they've only just now crossed this major item off their to-do list. But the long wait was worth it, because it also brought together all three of David's daughters. Amy, Erin and Jordan Foster posed with their new mother-in-law at the Toronto International Film Festival, where a documentary about David is making its premiere. The doc titled David Foster: Off the Record features interviews with the producer's collaborators, including Lionel Richie, Celine Dion and Michael Buble. After the premiere of the film Erin and Katharine took a shot together at the venue's bar, which Erin conveniently shared on her Instagram Story. Moments like these were a dime a dozen at the TIFF events that have been going on for the past week. Meryl Streep, Matt Damon and more stars have been making the rounds at various screenings and events, making for prime content for pop culture fans. (Eonline)

Kane Brown Sends Message to Military During Heartfelt 'Homesick' Performance on 'Tonight Show'. Kane Brown brought his reflective new single "Homesick" to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Sunday evening (Sept. 8), as part of the Sunday Night Football edition of the late-night show. Dressed all in black, Brown's booming vocals were at the forefront of the captivating song while backed by his band, which included a fiddle player, three guitarists and a drummer. At the song's close, Brown shared a heartfelt message to the U.S. military. "Shout-out to all the military out there that can't be with y'alls families," he said. "I love you guys and thank y'all for everything that y'all do." "Homesick" was written by Brown, Taylor Phillips ("Hurricane," "Good As You"), Brock Berryhill ("What Happens in a Small Town," "Good As You") and Matthew McGinn ("What Ifs," Heaven in 2018 while the singer was on the road. It was inspired by Browns feeling homesick himself and missing then-fiancee Katelyn Jae. The song is featured on his sophomore album, Experiment, released in 2018. (Billboard)

Texas Singer Brandon Rhyder Returns With Heartfelt 'I Felt Good Today': Exclusive. Brandon Rhyder has overcome a difficult health battle; after 18 years in the spotlight, the revered Texas singer-songwriter faced a downward spiral in 2012 when his health took a toll. Flu-like symptoms made it difficult for him to perform on stage and after countless doctor visits and unanswered questions, he decided to step away from music. In 2017 he released a self-titled album but still struggled with his health. In January, Rhyder had a breakthrough when a doctor sent him 70 pages of confirmed food allergies. Now on a strict new diet, Rhyder is readying his return to music with the release of his 10th studio album, Main Street Crossing, out later this year. Today (Sept. 9), Billboard premieres the heartfelt first single "I Felt Good Today." A stirring song that touches upon the loss of a loved one, Rhyder tells Billboard the song came to him shortly after the loss of his father-in-law to cancer. Driving home from a gig in Galveston, Texas, the lyrics for "I Felt Good Today" flowed out effortlessly. "I had been dealing with some health issues myself [and] there had been a dark cloud hanging over me for a while," Rhyder tells Billboard. "The sun was out, and it was mild, in the 60s on this glorious January morning. I rode with the windows half down. Didn't turn on the radio. I started singing the first words out loud and within a short amount of time, I had written the song in my head. I call that divine intervention. I sang it the rest of the way home." When Rhyder returned home, he grabbed his guitar and went into his bedroom to figure out the chords to the song. He then walked into the kitchen to play "I Felt Good Today" for his wife. "When I finished, we cried both sad and happy tears. I feel honored to have written it," he says. "I think everyone can relate. We all lose people we love. We all have to overcome the pain it causes. The journey continues and I find it comforting when there are days like that. Days when I know I can, and will, move forward. Gone but never forgotten." "I Felt Good Today" will be officially released on Sept. 13. Rhyder's forthcoming live acoustic album is expected later this year. (Billboard)

Lil Baby & Future Celebrate the Trenches in Gritty 'Out the Mud' Video. Lil Baby and Future took things back to the trenches for the visual to their "Out the Mud" collaboration, which released on Monday (Sept. 9). The clip showcases how the ATL duo came up from nothing as true rags to riches stories, before going on to become two of hip-hop's titans. Baby opens the video walking atop a mountain of dirt, which drench his white designer sneakers with a filthy coating of brown, but at least he can easily afford another hundred pairs if he likes. Future opts to stay far away from the muddy landscape, as he rhymes alongside his fleet of sports cars and in front of the neighborhood trap house. Hendrix has kept busy on the music front, recently making a guest appearance on Post Malone's Hollywood's Bleeding album with Halsey for "Die For You." On the flip side, Lil Baby is rumored to have notched a feature on Travis Scott's anticipated forthcoming single, "Highest In the Room." (Billboard)


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