MARIAH CAREY TO RECEIVE ICON AWARD AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS: Mariah Carey will be the recipient of the Icon Award at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. Cher won the award in 2018 and performed her hits "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time" at the show. Other past recipients of the award include Celine Dion, Prince, Janet Jackson, Neil Diamond, Jennifer Lopez, Stevie Wonder and more. Kelly Clarkson is hosting the show for the second year in a row and will also perform a new single. Khalid, Sam Smith, Normani, Lauren Daigle and Panic! At the Disco will also perform. Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Drake, Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Dan + Shay and Imagine Dragons are all up for awards. The Billboard Music Awards airs May 1st on NBC.
PATTI LABELLE TO LAUNCH A FROZEN CHINESE FOOD LINE: Page Six has reported that Patti LaBelle is set to launch her very own line of frozen Chinese food with restauranteur, Stratis Morfogen. Patti and Stratis reportedly celebrated the deal with a dinner at Brooklyn Chop House, alongside Patti’s son, Zuri Edwards, Alex Thompson and Charles Suitt. The frozen meals will be sold at Walmart.