WEEK AHEAD: Destiny's Reunion Arrives
Plus: Usher leads the AMAs, Star Jones ties the knot, and more
They may have found success as solo stars, but Destiny’s Child still found time to reunite. PEOPLE takes a look at the trio’s new album coming Monday, and other events to watch for in the coming week:
SATURDAY, NOV. 13: In case you’ve been living under a rock, here’s a newsflash: Star Jones is getting married. The View host and her Wall Street banker fiancé Al Reynolds will wed in a lavish New York City ceremony. To update people on their every move, Jones has been keeping a diary on their Web site. (Their official wedding airline? Continental. And they’ve been taking ballroom dancing lessons.). But the road to their nuptials hasn’t been exactly smooth: Jones, who used The View as a platform to plug her wedding vendors in lieu of payment, was asked last month by ABC to cut down on the wedding talk. Guess you can’t blame a girl for being excited about her big day: “This wedding has been planned since I was 8,” she says.
SUNDAY, NOV. 14: Usher leads the nominees at the 32nd annual American Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium on ABC. The multiplatinum Confessions singer is up for four trophies, including favorite male artist. Hot on his heels are OutKast and rapper Kanye West, nominated for three each. And for the second year in a row, Jimmy Kimmel hosts the festivities. Among the highlights: Gwen Stefani will make her first solo TV performance debut and Bon Jovi will receive the Award of Merit (past winners include Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Stevie Wonder). Also making music at the event are Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and Jessica Simpson, among others. Winners are determined by a national poll of 20,000 people.
MONDAY, NOV. 15: After a three-year hiatus from recording as a group, Destiny’s Child – Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams – returns with their new album, Destiny Fulfilled. All three have recorded solo albums during the break – Beyonce received five Grammys for 2003’s triple-platinum Dangerously in Love, Rowland went gold with last year’s Simply Deep and Williams has recorded two gospel albums, including this year’s Do You Know – but this is their first collaboration since 2001’s Survivor. This time around, the trio shares lead vocals and writing credits and their debut single, “Lose My Breath,” is already in the Billboard Top 10.
Meanwhile, Catherine Zeta-Jones will head to court for the start of the trial of Dawnette Knight, the woman who faces one count of stalking and 24 counts of making criminal threats against the actress. In July, Jones and husband Michael Douglas testified that Knight terrified them with messages spanning an 18-month timeframe. One message claimed that Jones would be fed to dogs and slain like President John F. Kennedy. Knight has been held on $1 million bail.
TUESDAY, NOV. 16: Clay Aiken is getting into the holiday spirit a little early with his album, Merry Christmas with Love. The American Idol alum will take his cheer on the road with the Joyful Noise tour, which kicks off Nov. 21 in Pasadena, Calif. The show features Aiken singing his holiday music with a full orchestra. He’ll also have his own NBC Christmas special on Dec. 8, and Claymates have one more reason to rejoice: On Nov. 16, his memoir, Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life, also hits bookstores.