Adam Lambert and Ledisi Join ‘Wicked’ Halloween TV Special – The upcoming NBC special A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway might just get even more “popular,” thanks to a new announcement of two new performers on Thursday (Oct. 11): Adam Lambert and Ledisi… plus a special performance from the Wicked cast. Lambert is a Wicked alum, having already appeared in the first national touring of the musical. A Very Wicked Halloween will air on NBC on Oct. 29 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. – Read more at Billboard
American Idol season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze Song Featured in Movie Trailer
VERY excited to announce that my song “Sink Or Swim” off of my latest record “Paranoia” is in the trailer for @BenIsBackMovie starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges out December 7th!!!
Check out the Trailer here:https://t.co/hAwIdHosEe
— Lee DeWyze (@LeeDeWyze) October 11, 2018
‘American Idol’ Alum Pia Toscano Continues to Chase Her Music Dreams in New Netflix Docuseries ‘Westside’ – The American Idol alum is giving fans a glimpse of her journey to make it in the music industry in Netflix’s new docuseries, Westside, alongside fellow aspiring musicians Sean Patrick Murray, James Byous, Arika Gluck, Austin Kolbe, Caitlyn Ary, Leo Gallo, Alexandra Kay and Taz Zavala.
The eight-episode series, which feels like a cross between Glee, The Hills and The Real World, will follow the group as they come together to create an original performance series at a Los Angeles nightclub. – Read more at Entertainment Tonight
Nashville Business Journal Names Lauren Alaina Breakout Artist of the Year, Announces 2018 Women in Music City Honorees – NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Nashville Business Journal has named Lauren Alaina Breakout Artist of the Year for its fifth-annual Women in Music City Awards. The award-winning country star will be honored at the red-carpet awards dinner on October 23 at Omni Nashville Hotel. This event will bring together both the business and music industries, combining two major driving forces behind the success of Music City. – Read more at PRNewswire.com
Katharine McPhee and Kelly Osbourne Were on Producers’ Short List for ‘The Hills: New Beginnings’ – When casting for The Hills: New Beginnings began, “MTV had a short list of three famous names they wanted to join the show,” a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly. One of those names was Mischa Barton who revealed on Instagram October 3 that she will be joining the cast of the reality revival. The other two, reveals the insider, were Kelly Osbourne and Katharine McPhee! For more on the cast, – Read more at US Magazine
Chris Daughtry Reveals He’d Rather Go To An ‘American Idol’ Reunion Than His High School Reunion – Is being an alum of American Idol like being an alum of your high school? Actually, yes, according to Chris Daughtry! “I feel like I would go to a reunion of that before my high school reunion,” the Daughtry frontman told HollywoodLife.com in a podcast interview. “I feel like I’ve had more contact with that group of people in the last 20 years that I ever did with people I went to high school with. It was just the best time, with the best people. We all got along great and it was all fun.” – Read more at Hollywood Life
Colbie Caillat, David Archuleta prep for ‘BYU Spectacular!’ – Utah-based pop singer and “American Idol” Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta never thought the next time he’d share the stage with pop artist Colbie Caillat would be in his home state, and at Brigham Young University of all places. “I wouldn’t have expected that, but it’s a nice surprise,” Archuleta told the Daily Herald in a recent phone interview. Archuleta said he has been a fan of Caillat’s since before he started his music career. “She’s a very sweet, kind soul,” Archuleta said. – Read more at HeraldExtra.com
Crystal Bowersox talks love of Cedar Rapids ahead of her performance at CSPS – Crystal Bowersox evidently loves Cedar Rapids. “What’s not to be crazy about,” Bowersox said while calling from her Nashville home. “Cedar Rapids is so hip and young. The rest of the country doesn’t know about it. It’s a well-kept secret. I’ve been there four times and I’ve noticed. I love the restaurants around CSPS Hall. … And I love CSPS, which is one of my favorite places to play because it’s always packed when I come to Cedar Rapids.” – Read more at the Gazette
Todrick Hall Calls Out Cheating Ex in Scathing Instagram Rant – As Todrick Hall promised from the start, “S–t is about to get real.” It was certainly “tea time” as the triple threat took to social media this week with a scathing rant about his ex-boyfriend, whom he told followers he discovered had cheated on him. Hall began his digital tirade with seven specifications for anyone applying for the role of his new boyfriend. “My heart is broken and I’m upset with him for lying and using me, but I’m more upset with myself for not trusting my gut,” he continued. “I regret ever meeting him and I will never let someone make me feel this low ever again.” – Read more at EOnline