This Is Us: The Final Chapter

ACL lineup is out… Katy Perry’s animated musical ‘Melody’… The Ellen Show’s final episode… Halsey reveals multiple health diagnoses… This Is Us: The Final Chapter

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Yesterday, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the lineup for this year’s event, which is Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16 in Zilker Park in Austin, TX. Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, P!nk, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, The Chicks, Paramore, Lil Nas X, and Flume. Tickets: Three-day passes went on sale yesterday and every level of ticket (general admission to VIP) for weekend one quickly sold out. Weekend two passes are still available. Prices start at $295 for general admission, with $600 “general admission plus” tickets also available, as well as $1,400 VIP and $4,750 platinum options. Three-day hotel packages start at $2,450. New this year: Fest-goers can buy tickets on layaway plans that start at $25 down.

Katy Perry has some exciting news. “Deadline” reports Katy has landed the lead role in an upcoming animated movie musical called “Melody.” Katy will also write and perform new songs for the movie. Melody is “a kind-hearted, insecure singer who must overcome the evil plans of a jealous wicked pop queen who has vowed to destroy her.” Katy said, “I am a 37-year old woman who still struggles with being insecure. I’ve come to realize that everyone is insecure, and that if you are not, I wonder if you have some negative characteristics because of that…I’ve realized in laying the foundation for my own child to be fearless, confident and brave, that you cannot have enough films with such strong themes of empowerment.”

The final episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” was taped on April 28th and will air on May 26th. Ellen’s first-ever guest will also be her last — Jennifer Aniston. Joining Jennifer on the final episode will be Billie Eilish and Pink, who wrote the theme song for the show’s final season. After filming the final episode, Ellen Tweeted “When we started this show in 2003, the iPhone didn’t exist. Social Media didn’t exist. Gay marriage wasn’t legal. We watched the world change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Whatever was happening, my goal was always for the show to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour. Being invited into your lives has been the greatest privilege of my life and has brought me incredible joy. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Halsey has spoken in the past about suffering from endometriosis, but her health got way worse after giving birth to her son Ender 9 months ago. On her Instagram Stories yesterday, Halsey said she had been hospitalized repeatedly in April with anaphylaxis, which is a potentially fatal allergic reaction. She was finally diagnosed with MCAS, an immunological condition that can cause anaphylaxis. But that’s not all. Halsey also has Ehlers–Danlos syndrome, with symptoms that may include loose joints, stretchy skin, and abnormal scar formation. It can cause chronic pain. She also has Sjogren’s syndrome, which affects the moisture-producing glands on the body and also increases her risk of lymphoma. And Halsey also suffers from POTS, which is characterized by an increased heart rate, drop in blood pressure and dizziness when you stand up. But Halsey isn’t letting this get her down. She told her followers, “I don’t want anybody to be worrying. I’m on a treatment plan right now.” Halsey said she’s in rehearsals for her upcoming “Love and Power” Tour, and added, “I’m really excited and I’m really confident that I’ll be able to do it in a way that’s healthy, where I can perform my best for all of you.”

Mandy Moore was a guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night to talk about the upcoming final two episodes of “This Is Us.” Mandy said when she read the script for the next-to-last episode, she threw up! She told Jimmy, “Maybe that’s just because it’s really close to the bone for me. Like, this has been my life for the last six years and it’s, like, I simultaneously have to say goodbye to the character, to my family and friends on set, and this character’s also coincidentally saying goodbye as well, so there’s a lot wrapped up in it. But I still think that, like, you might need a day off from work.”


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