Josh Groban revealed he met with “past and present Sweeneys to discuss the role” for an NPR special on the late Stephen Sondheim‘s birthday. Sondheim created Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, which Groban is currently starring in on Broadway. The discussion will air on NPR on a future, unannounced date.

Ava Max will perform at the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Los Angeles Saturday, March 25. She said in a statement, “HRC’s important work to help create an inclusive and safe world for the LGBTQ+ community is inspiring, and I am honored to support this organization.” HRC is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization.

Meghan Trainor might already be thinking of remixing her new song “Mother” after rapper King Kitty contributed a new verse that had Meghan shook. The singer duetted Kitty’s take and wrote in all capital letters, “I wanna listen to this everyday.” It’s unknown if this will result in a new collab. 

Katy Perry is under fire for a joke she made on American Idol. Contestant Sarah Beth, who is 25, revealed herself to be a mother of three and joked, “If Katy lays on the table, I think I’m going to pass out.” Katy quipped, “Honey, you’ve been laying on the table too much.” Sarah Beth later took to TikTok and said Katy’s comment “wasn’t super kind.”

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