Headlines: Casey James and Wife Expecting, Heather Morris Joining DWTS Tour

Casey James and Wife Expecting Second Child – “Crying on a Suitcase” singer Casey James and his wife Kelli are getting ready to expand their brood after the singer/songwriter announced that they are expecting their second child with a post to Instagram. Sharing an adorable snap of their daughter ‘reading’ the informational book, What to Expect When Your Mommy’s Expecting, James announced the impending arrival with a caption and the hashtag ‘big sister.’ “Caught my daughter catching up on some interesting reading. #daughter #reading #bigsister,” he wrote, as the little girl rocked pigtails and adorable reading glasses. – Read more at SoundsLikeNashville

Heather Morris Joining ‘DWTS’ Tour as Rashad Jennings Takes a Month-Long Break – A rep for Jennings, who has been dancing with the DWTS pros on their Hot Summer Nights tour since it kicked off on June 16 in Las Vegas, tells ET that the NFL star will be taking a step back to focus on football. “Rashad has been loving the tour so far and will be focusing on football for the month of July,” the rep explained. “He plans rejoin the tour on August 1.” Morris, meanwhile, couldn’t be happier to join the squad. “Get ready! I’m back! Can’t wait to join the #DWTStour July 9th-30th. Get your tickets now ?? @dancingabc,” she captioned a post on Instagram on Tuesday. – Read more at ETOnline

Taylor Hicks Announces Winning State to Be Featured On Culinary Travel Series STATE PLATE – In June, the network announced a voting competition where viewers would choose one of the states featured in Season 2. In addition, due to positive feedback from viewers, insp increased the second season order to 24 new episodes. Today, Hicks took to Facebook Live on his Fan Page to reveal the competition’s winning state as selected by fans across the country. The online vote, which ran from June 1st through the 15th, gave viewers the power to pick one of the twelve additional states to see on TV this season. And viewers chose North Carolina!
“I’m so stoked that North Carolina will be featured this season,” announced Hicks. – Read more at Broadway World.com

Family of Christina Grimmie files amended wrongful death lawsuit – The family of slain singer Christina Grimmie has refiled a wrongful death lawsuit after a judge moved to dismiss the suit last month. According to the updated suit, there was a “foreseeable” threat of someone trying to enter the venue with weapons, and that the venue owned by AEG live added metal detectors and other security measures following her murder. The suit also says Grimmie’s brother, Marcus, suffered permanent emotional distress after witnessing the shooting and subduing the attacker. – Read more at Wesh.com

Q&A: ‘Voice’ winner Alisan Porter expands her voice on new EP – What can you say about the new EP? I’m going to drop another single right before PrideFest that I’m going to sing during my set called “Change.” I’m really excited about it. It’s a song about the social and political climate, and about love and being open to one another. It’s about sharing joy and sharing kindness, getting out of the funk some of us are in. Into what genre would you classify your music? It’s a pop foundation. But there’s also elements of country, soul and rock. – Read more at STLToday

‘Idol’ alum brings Chapter 2 of his career to Safford, Snowflake – “A lot of the shows that we’ve done are in small towns,” Archuleta said. “Coming off a Mormon mission, I’ve had a lot more of an LDS following. You go where there is demand and Safford and Snowflake have big Mormon communities. It’s kind of a newer experience for me. Before it was just singing where ever, but now from the mission I feel like Mormons feel a lot more of that connection.” – Read more at Tuscon.com

Almost 30 Years In, Paula Abdul Is Still All About The Music: Interview – McIntyre: Can you talk a bit about getting back to the music? Abdul: Absolutely. I had to the leave the music business. I was in a really bad plane wreck. I crash landed in a plane when I was on tour 26 years ago. I went through a lot of reconstructive spinal cord surgery. I reappeared six and a half years after that on American Idol, and still continued to go through spinal cord surgeries and worked on getting my body to be able to do what I love to do. – Read more at Forbes

Scotty McCreery: Childhood to Opry Stage

Watch Jennifer Hudson Sing Her Favorite Lyric From Hairspray Live – The star sings “I Know Where I’ve Been” and talks about playing Motormouth Maybelle in the show. – Watch the Video at Vulture

Carrie Underwood Has Already Found Her Prince

Of course. She’s married to Mike Fisher. The hunky captain of the NHL’s Nashville Predators.

Carrie Underwood’s Message to Her Younger Self – “I wish I could go back and tell my younger self what I know now — that trying to fit into someone else’s vision of you will never make you happy,” When Underwood was younger, she said, she worried about what people thought about her. “Now I focus on the goals I set for myself and try my best to do what’s right for me,” she added. And that’s no easy feat, because she’s a celebrity who is under scrutiny from just about everyone. – Read more at CMT

‘America’s Got Talent’s’ Formerly Blind Singer Was ‘Horrified’ When Producers Asked Him to Change Songs – “Right before my audition, one of the producers came up to me and said, ‘Listen, we really, really love ‘Love’s in Need of Love Today,’ but we also heard you sing ‘Who’s Lovin’ You,’ and we thought it sounded so incredible, so we were just wondering if you wanted to do ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ instead,’” Guardino said. “I thought about it for a little bit — I was like, ‘You know what? This happened for a reason.’ And we ended up doing that.” – Read more at TheWrap

Boy Band’s Nick Carter, Emma Bunton and Timbaland Break Down Finding the Next Super Group – Boy Band unites Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Justin Timberlake’s most frequent collaborator Timbaland on Thursday, June 22 to try and find the next great pop act of the 2000s. Instead of judges, the threesome are called “architects” and will coach a set of aspiring young male singers into the team players they need to be to hopefully join the ranks of the pop groups of yesteryear. The proceedings will be hosted by recording artist and actress Rita Ora. – Read more at TVGuide

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