The Voice's Mega Mentor is one of the Most Successful Artists in Music #BrightBytes

With Katie Bright

September 17, 2019

Katie has all your Tuesday news with Bright Bytes!

The Voice's Season 17 begins next week on Monday, September 23rd 

  • Taylor Swift will be this season's Mega Mentor! She will help advise contestants on all four teams (Team Kelly Clarkson, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and John Legend)
  • This is Swift's third time on the show and second as a mentor 

Grease fans this is for you! 

  • Actress and singer Olivia Newton-John is auctioning off her famous black leather jacket and those iconic skintight pants from the movie Grease to benefit her cancer center. 
  • She is currently battling Stage 4 breast cancer.
  • She says she is doing great thanks to the medical marijuana she and her husband grow at their California home. 
  • The auction will have over 200 items including an original script from the film....and those pants

The movie Hustlers came out over the weekend and topped the box office!

  • It's about a team of New York strippers who con Wall Street guys in order to survive the Great Recession.
  • It was co-produced and stars Jennifer Lopez, who is generating Oscar nomination buzz from the likes of The Hollywood Reporter, People, and the Daily Beast.
  • She was emotional talking about this praise with Hoda Kotb yesterday, “I’ve just been working hard for so long — for my whole life — so it’s nice, You work hard your whole life, and you wonder if anybody notices.”

Seinfeld is coming to Netflix!

  • The streaming service paid $500 million to acquire the classic show that will start in 2021
  • Netflix is hoping by adding Seinfeld viewers will forget that they are getting rid of both Friends and The Office 

In Sports:

  • Cubs won their 5th straight game yesterday! They are now 2 games behind Cardinals and only a 1/2 game behind the Nationals in the race for the top wild-card spot.
  • White Sox lost yesterday.
  • Both teams play again today (9/17).