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You'll Love Reba McEntire's Hair in This '90s Throwback Photo with Ray Romano

TheVoice Coach and comedian hosted the People's Choice Awards together 25 years ago.

By Jackie Manno

Reba McEntire and Ray Romano have a surprising connection that goes way back.

On January 11, The Voice Coach posted a nostalgic photo of herself and actor Ray Romano when they hosted the 24th People's Choice Awards together in 1998. The snapshots showed McEntire getting her makeup done, and her signature red hair was styled into a flattering pixie cut. Then, we get to see the two posing on the red carpet together, while Reba wore a sleek black dress. 

"#TBT to 25 years ago today…backstage at the @PeoplesChoice Awards I got to host with Ray Romano! ✨" the "Fancy" singer captioned the post.

See the fun pictures here

Ray Romano and Reba Mcentire attend the People Choice Awards in 1999

In 1998, McEntire had recently released her album If You See Him, while the second season of Romano's hit sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond was airing. 

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A split of Reba McEntire and Ray Romano

What to know about the 2024 People's Choice Awards

The 2024 People's Choice Awards will air on Sunday, February 18 at 8/7c on NBC and E! and will be simultaneously streaming on Peacock. 

“The mission of the People’s Choice Awards continues to be about giving a voice to those whose opinions matter most – the people,” Cassandra Tryon, senior vice president of entertainment and live events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said to Billboard. “Moving the telecast to the heart of awards season and expanding our reach to Peacock’s audience creates a platform for the people’s voice to be heard louder than ever, giving stars and their fans an opportunity to celebrate together.” 

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Actor Simu Liu, who played a Ken in 2023's blockbuster Barbie, will be host the PCAs this year. 

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“I’m so grateful to have been asked to step up to the hosting plate for the 2024 People’s Choice Awards,” Liu said. “It’s exciting to celebrate this incredible year in pop culture, and to do so with the incredible fans that make what we do possible.”

“We’re thrilled to have Simu Liu host the 2024 People’s Choice Awards,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president of live events and specials at NBCUniversal Entertainment. “As a fan-favorite tour de force in Hollywood, Simu’s limitless charm and connection to fans perfectly embody the spirit of this awards show.” 

Read the full list of nominees here.

Voting starts on January 11, and closes on January 19 at 11:59pm ET on www.votepca.com. On Tuesday, January 16, votes will count twice, with a maximum of two votes per day per category.