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Interview: Phillip Phillips on ‘Behind the Light’ – Q: Obviously, “American Idol” plays a huge role in breaking you to the American public. How do you look back on that experience?
A: “Idol” was a great experience. It was a great stepping-stone. I got to meet a lot of amazing people through that and learn a lot of great things. But afterward — that’s what I tell a lot of people — it’s up to you to represent it as an artist. And I feel like I’m doing that. I’m working really hard and writing songs. I wanted to show people that I’m a songwriter and a musician as well. And I feel like I did that with the first album, even though we only had three weeks. And now, this new album, it really represents me. I feel like you’ve got to just keep working hard. – Read more at AZCentral
Kellie Pickler Celebrates 28th Birthday, Jokes With Ellen DeGeneres About “Hooch” – Cheers, birthday girl Kellie Pickler! The American Idol season 5 alum, country singer and North Carolina native turned 28 on Saturday and got to reunite with her husband, Kyle Jacobs, after being away from him during her tour, E! News has confirmed. The singer is promoting her 2013 album The Woman I Am and had performed several concerts over the past few weeks. She is currently taking a break before heading out on a road again at the beginning of July. – Read more at EOnline
Zendaya Explains Why She Dropped Out Of Aaliyah Biopic
She felt the project was rushed (But I’m sure it was really about the intense backlash that came after the announcement).
Watch Nicki Minaj Throw Shade at Iggy Azalea at the BET Awards – When Nicki Minaj accepted the BET Award for Best Female Hip Hop Artist on Sunday, she appeared to make some indirect jabs at fellow artist Iggy Azalea — at least, if the wild response of the crowd is any indication. It’s been rumored that Azalea, whose chart-dominating single “Fancy” has emerged as the song of the summer, may not actually write her own songs — instead using ghostwriters like fellow rapper T.I. So when Minaj made a point in her speech to say that her songs are authentically Nicki, it sounded like some serious shade. “What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it,” said Minaj. As the audience responded enthusiastically to this apparent call out, Minaj added, “No no no no no shade,” followed by a mischievous grin. Watch her speech HERE. – Via Time