Friend of the show auditioned for “The Voice”… “The Maze Runner” premieres on Sept. 19th… Scarlett Johansson’s baby girl… fireworks on the set of “The View”… and Joan Rivers passed away at the age of 81

Exciting news about a friend of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show! About 2 years ago, Kidd had us do a Talent Scout Contest and each one of us had to find a singer and mentor them and the winner got a private one-one-one with Scooter Braun. My contestant — Reagan James — won!!! Scooter gave her some great advice and told her to keep in touch. WELL!!! I follow @TheReaganJames on Twitter and she was finally able to announce that she auditioned for “The Voice” and we can all see how she does when the show premieres on September 22!! Gwen Stefani and Pharrell are joining Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as judges this year. And THIS will officially be the year that I watch!

We just spoke Will Poulter, Dylan O’Brien and Kaya Scodelario from “The Maze Runner.” The movie premieres on Friday, September 19 and even though it hasn’t been reviewed yet by all the critics who make up, 98 percent of audiences say they want to see it. It’s pretty much guaranteed to be a blockbuster. In fact, they’re in pre-production for the sequel, “The Scorch Trials.” And once the cast finishes promoting “The Maze Runner,” they’ll start filming the next one.

After Scarlett Johansson was spotted buying navy blue baby clothes, everyone assumed she was expecting a boy. Well, surprise! Surprise! Scarlett delivered a baby girl yesterday. She and her fiance Romain Dauriac named her Rose Dorothy. The couple were supposed to get married last month but decided to postpone a wedding until after their baby arrived.

If you think there will be fireworks on the set of “The View,” it’s nothing compared to what’s going on behind the scenes. A source told that Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell are butting heads over EVERYTHING. The biggest fight is over who will get Katie Couric’s old office now that her show has been cancelled. Even though Rosie’s been gone forever, she had it written into her contract that she gets the best office. Obviously, that’s not sitting well with Whoopi. Like, at all. She made such a huge stink about it that the source said Rosie decided to let Whoopi have the better office.

Joan Rivers passed away yesterday at the age of 81. Her funeral will be this Sunday at Temple Emanu-El in her hometown of New York. In her 2012 book I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me, Joan spelled out exactly what she wanted to happen at her funeral. She wrote, “I want Craft services, I want paparazzi and I want publicists making a scene! I want it to be Hollywood all the way. I don’t want some rabbi rambling on; I want Meryl Streep crying, in five different accents. I don’t want a eulogy; I want Bobby Vinton to pick up my head and sing ‘Mr. Lonely.’ I want to look gorgeous, better dead than I do alive. I want to be buried in a Valentino gown and I want Harry Winston to make me a toe tag. And I want a wind machine so that even in the casket my hair is blowing just like Beyonce’s.” It will be fun to see how many of her wishes are actually carried out at her funeral.


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