ShowBiz Minute: Franklin, Swift, Tebow
Restrictions: AP Clients Only
Dateline: n/a - 11 January 2019
Date: 11/01/2019 12:10 PM
Archive: New York, 31 October 2014
1. Various of Aretha Franklin arriving at an event to talk about her new covers album
Archive: New York, 2 May 2016
2. Various of Jennifer Hudson arriving at the Met Gala
Archive: Los Angeles, 9 October 2018
3. Various of Taylor Swift posing for photographers
Archive: New York, 4 May 2015
4. Various shots Beyonce and Jay-Z posing at the Met Gala
Archive: London, 22 October 2015
5. Medium shot Ed Sheeran speaking to reporter
Archive: New York, 7 May 2012
6. Various of Tim Tebow posing for photos at Met Gala
Archive: New York, 28 November 2017
7. Various of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at a photo call at the Empire State Building
Archive: Tallahassee, Florida, 12 September 2017
8. Various of Tim Tebow greeting workers at an emergency operations center
9. Various of Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters at a photo call at the Empire State Building
AP ShowBiz Minute
The long-gestating Aretha Franklin biopic "Respect" is going ahead, with stage director Liesl Tommy set to direct.
MGM announced Thursday that "Dreamgirls" actress Jennifer Hudson will star. Franklin selected her for the role in January 2018 after seeing her perform a medley of songs by the Queen of Soul.
Taylor Swift is the highest earner in the live game, according to trade publication Pollstar's Top Twenty Global Concert tours, raking in seven point six million dollars in the past year.
Second is Jay-Z and Beyonce, with six point six million, and Ed Sheeran trails in third with four point nine million dollars.
Tim Tebow is engaged.
The Heisman Trophy winner announced his engagement on Instagram Thursday to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a South Africa native and the 2017 Miss Universe.
The 31-year-old posted photos of himself down on one knee and 23-year-old Nel-Peters wearing an engagement ring.
This is Lizzie Knight with AP ShowBiz Minute.