Tonight, the So You Think You Can Dance Top 20 take the stage LIVE for the first time for YOUR VOTES. Jason Derulo and Snoop Dogg perform. FOX 8/7c pm. Join Mac’s live blog.
Big Brother is back tonight on CBS with the Power of Veto competition. Who will win? Who will wind up on the block? Tune in at 8/7c pm to find out, and read Krista’s recap after.
Bucky Covington Signs with F3 Entertainment, Buddy Lee Attractions – After releasing his first independent single, “Buzzin’,” to MusicRow CountryBreakout reporting stations earlier this summer, Bucky Covington has partnered with F3 Entertainment for management representation, and Buddy Lee Attractions for exclusive booking representation. – Read more at Music Row
Carrie Underwood Recording Christmas song with Michael W. Smith
Christian contemporary artist, Michael W. Smith, Instagrammed a photo with Carrie Underwood including the caption, “Another amazing moment this week recording the new Christmas record with Carrie Underwood and co-producer Robert Deaton. #carrieunderwood”
Past ‘American Idol’ winner Phillip Phillips to perform free concert at New York State Fair – Country music star Carrie Underwood won’t be the only former “American Idol” winner performing at this year’s New York State Fair. The fair announced Tuesday that singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips, who won season 11 of “American Idol,” will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 at Chevy Court. The concert is free with admission to the fair. “Phillip Phillips shows his love for all types of music during his live performances,” acting state fair director Troy Waffner said. “I know this will be one of the most interesting performances of the year and I encourage everyone to circle this date on their calendars.” – Read more at Auburn Pub.com
Angie Miller Hospitalized!
Angie posted a photo from the hospital on Instagram, “I am no longer a proud owner of my appendix… R.I.P.” Get well soon, Angie!
‘You’re Good at What You Do’: Backhanded Compliments and Thinly Veiled Bias on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ – Audition after audition, I’ve watched the judges’ jaws drop while witnessing the grace, athleticism, and creativity of styles in which they themselves are not trained, and then follow their obvious elation with, “But, I’m not sure what else you can do.” To the contrary, a solid ballet performance in a SYTYCD audition tends to be judged solely on its own merit and almost never leads the judges to question the dancer’s ability to dance other forms. This wouldn’t be a problem for a show called So You Think You Can Pirouette. It also wouldn’t be a problem if valuing ballet over breakdancing weren’t inextricably linked to the classes and cultures from which these art forms emerged. – Read more at BlogCritics.org
Brian ‘Astro’ Bradley talks ‘X Factor,’ Liam Neeson, and aliens in ‘Earth to Echo’ – Easy does it. That, in a nutshell, is the philosophy of life for Brian “Astro” Bradley, the 17-year-old rapper/actor who’s soon to be seen in the sci-fi adventure “Earth to Echo.” “I didn’t prepare for the movie; I just had fun,” Bradley explains. “That’s probably not a good thing. I should take [acting] more seriously if I’m going to continue with it. But I don’t take it too seriously. I like to have fun. And just live and be. “And that’s what I [communicated] when I auditioned for the movie… and I think the director liked that. People who’ve watched ‘Earth to Echo’ have said that the chemistry is very natural… and I think that makes for a great film.” – Read more at TimesLeader.com
The Cast of ‘Earth To Echo’ Talk About Pranks On Set While At Seacrest Studios – Recently, the cast of Relativity Media’s newest movie Earth to Echo visited Seacrest Studios at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC.) Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig, and Astro, of the Earth to Echo cast discussed the movie and how they have all become friends since filming. They told us all about how they used to prank each other on set, especially Teo and their co-star Ella Wahlestedt, and they gave us the inside scoop on some of their favorite memories they made while filming the movie in Valencia!
Read more at Ryan Seacrest Foundation