Headlines: Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young Off Broadway, Opry to Celebrate Carrie Underwood’s 10th

TONY AWARD NOMINEES SARA BAREILLES AND JOSH GROBAN TO HOST “THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®,” SUNDAY, JUNE 10 ON CBS – CBS announced today that Tony Award nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will host THE 72nd ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This will be both Bareilles’ and Groban’s first time hosting the show. They each starred in Broadway shows last year – Bareilles in the hit show “Waitress,” for which she received a 2016 Tony Award nomination for Best Score, and Groban in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. – Read more at CBSPressExpress.com

American Idol’ Alum Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young Join Planned Off-Broadway Musical – Exclusive: Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, former American Idol contestants and real-life couple, have signed on to star in Hit Her With The Skates, the musical that premiered at New Jersey’s Hamilton Stage last season and is eying an Off Broadway production for the fall. The logline: Set in 1994, Hit Her With The Skates follows pop star Jacqueline Miller as she headlines her first national tour and returns to her hometown to kick off the gala re-opening of her beloved Windy City Skates. When complications hit her head on, Jacqueline comes face-to-face with her 12 -year-old self and all the things she learned during the golden age of the roller rink in 1977. – Read more at Deadline.com

Opry to Celebrate Carrie Underwood’s 10th Anniversary

Bebe Rexha Didn’t Make It Through Her American Idol Audition – BB Rexha talks to Ryan and Randy Jackson about her new album and the time she auditioned for “American Idol.”

She won’t be the next ‘American Idol’; here’s what Modesto’s Effie Passero plans next – “As soon as it was over I was ready to work. I was ready to use this platform and keep this momentum going. For the past month I’ve never been busier in life — networking, working on an album, meeting really, really incredible alumni from the early seasons (of ‘American Idol’),” she said. “I feel like this show has definitely at least put my name in people’s mouths right now, which is really cool.” – Read more at ModBee.com

David Cook talks Kinky Boots on Broadway, Race for Hope and fans – When asked if he could relate to his character Charlie in real life, Cook responded, “A little bit. The aspect of Charlie’s character that I can relate to is that he is a little introverted, and I can be that offstage for sure. A lot about what really enticed me about Charlie as a character is that there were enough differences that felt like a challenge. Even taking away the dialect and all that, I feel like Charlie is lost in that world. Those are fun things to try and go after every night.” – Read more at Digital Journal

Kelly Clarkson opens up about how she’s raising her daughter to be brave – Kelly Clarkson believes in teaching her kids to be courageous, but when it comes to her 3-year-old daughter, River Rose, she doesn’t have to do much.
“She will run a company one day because there’s no way she’s gonna work for anyone,” Clarkson, 35, revealed in People’s new “Beautiful” issue. “She does not heed to advice very well. She’s just very ballsy, which is awesome.” – Read more at Today.com

She could make history on ‘Idol,’ but this drag queen from the South faces bigger challenge – But the San Antonio, Texas, performer ignored the haters and came back stronger and better than ever, with a powerful message for “Idol” viewers — you can proudly be yourself and kick a**, with a beat face, cocktail dress and high heels to boot. Now more than ever, drag artistry has been brought into the limelight and on televisions in homes across the country, largely in part to the amazing and revolutionary “RuPaul’s Drag Race” that now airs on VH1. – Read more at Sun Herald

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