The D-List: Thursday

Mandy Moore Working on New Music for First Time in 10 Years

As the hit T.V. show This Is Us is about to wrap up their third season, the show’s star Mandy Moore is turning her sights back to music after a 10-year hiatus.

Moore recently revealed that she’s writing again with her friends and husband, Taylor Goldsmith of the American folk rock band “Dawes.”

Moore released her debut platinum album, So Real in 1999 which gave fans the hit “Candy.”

When asked what her new music would sound like, “I want it to sound like what Fleetwood Mac would sound like in 2019,” says Moore.

The Jonas Brothers Say They'll "Definitely" Tour This Year

It was just a matter of time before the touring question came up for the resurgent Jonas Brothers.

When they were asked on Radio Disney about possibly hitting the road, the brothers couldn't provide specific details.

However, Joe and Nick confessed they "definitely know" information about their comeback tour, but they can't share the information yet.

Nick said, "We'll let you know when the time is right."

New "The Secret Life of Pets 2" Trailer Is Out

Since Today is National Pet Day, it makes sense that we get a new trailer for the upcoming The Secret Life of Pets 2.

In the preview, we get to see more of what our favorite characters feel and think plus what they do when we aren't around.

Harrison Ford joins the cast as a dog with some advice for our hero, Max.

Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Eric Stonestreet, Tiffany Haddish and Lake Bell also star in the film. The Secret Life of Pets opens on June 7th.

 

Mariah Carey To Receive Icon Award at 2019 Billboard Music Awards

Mariah Carey will be recognized for her body of work at this year's Billboard Music Awards.

Carey will receive the Icon Award. She joins past winners like Janet Jackson, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion and Cher.

Carey led the Billboard charts every year in the 1990s. She has had a number one song on the Hot 100 for 79 weeks throughout her career. That's the most of any artist all-time.

The BMA's go down on May 1st in Las Vegas.

California School Bribes Students to Take Tests

While California school assessment tests are mandatory, students can opt out of taking them if a parent writes a note. And apparently, the Palo Alto School District has been flooded with notes. So the district has taken an unusual approach to raising its state score -- by bribing students to take the required tests.

In an email to parents, Superintendent Don Austin says Palo Alto High juniors who take the test will be entered into a raffled that could net them $100 parking permits, athletic passes, free yearbooks and VIP parking permits. He says there will be no losers in the raffle, noting, "All students who complete all of the testings will win one item of 'swag.'"

Last year, only 40 percent of Palo Alto students took the state tests, Austin says. California requires a 95 percent participation rate.

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