Lottie Elizabeth Johnson covers entertainment for the Deseret News. She grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and attended Brigham Young University. She holds a B.A in English and music, and an M.A in mass communications. She loves playing the violin, watching “Jeopardy!” and gets a real thrill when she actually completes a crossword puzzle.

The music special “Christmas at Graceland” reportedly features “never before broadcast footage of Elvis.”
It likely wasn’t easy to replace Blake Shelton, a coach who was on “The Voice” for 23 seasons, but country music legend Reba McEntire has proved to be a force to reckon with.
Here’s a breakdown, by venue, of shows to watch out for this fall and winter.
Even if it’s only for one or two months, the 1994 classic — which has charted every holiday season since its release — gets substantial playtime. And Carey has made a fortune from it.
The annual Salute to Youth concert celebrates budding young musicians.
Regardless of age or instrument, all of the young musicians have at least this much in common: They’ve worked really hard, and they’re ready to perform.
At the start of the year, the ‘Avengers’ star found himself in an ICU with more than 30 broken bones after being crushed by a 14,000-pound snowplow
On Nov. 17, the singer released her 49th studio album, which happens to mark her first — and probably only — rock album in her decadeslong career.
Three years after serving time for her part in the college admissions scandal, Loughlin is “celebrating faith and the charity of Christmas” in her second film on the Great American Family network.
Since her release, the “When Calls the Heart” star has returned to acting — although not on the Hallmark Channel.
“Shucked” — which had a successful premiere in Utah before landing on Broadway — will close roughly 9 months after its Broadway debut.
Several restaurants are offering deals and freebies for veterans and active military.
Luke Combs’ remake of “Fast Car” became a blockbuster this year, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country songs chart and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100
In the past couple of years, ZZ Ward has become a mother, cut ties with a major label, released her first album as an independent artist and will soon welcome a second son.
It’s been nearly 4 years since actor Will Swenson first took on the daunting project of portraying a legendary singer-songwriter who he grew up listening to and admires.
It’s now been three years since the death of Alex Trebek, who was the beloved face of “Jeopardy!” for more than three decades.
Lisa Marie Presley wrote that the film would put her in the difficult position of having to publicly speak out against her mother, who is an executive producer for the film, and was concerned how the film would affect her family, Variety reported.
On Nov. 3, Willie Nelson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
With the end of daylight saving time, people will gain an extra hour of sleep.
Based on Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me,” “Priscilla,” directed by Sofia Coppola, explores the couple’s relationship, which began when Elvis was stationed in Germany in 1959.
Sixty years after Beatlemania first took hold of fans — a frenzy that only intensified as the Liverpool band made their U.S. debut on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ — The Beatles are releasing their last song.
“And now, standing here almost 10 years later, after I first met her, I can say without question that being a mother is still the most important thing in her life,” Shelton said as Stefani was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Seven months after a life-threatening snowplow accident landed Jeremy Renner in an ICU with more than 30 broken bones, the actor continues to update fans on his recovery and progress.
The BYU and Cottonwood High graduate originated the role of Diamond in the Broadway production of “A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical.” Now, Will Swenson is taking his final bow.
Roughly 20 homeowners took part in bringing a slice of Barbieland to Utah.
Tim Swindle and Scott Brown claim that PaddleSmash combines the best elements of pickleball and spikeball “into the ultimate outdoor game.”
For a few hours, it seemed like Post Malone was packing his bags and leaving Utah behind.