Headlines: Dwyane Wade Talks AGT, Voice and Idol Country Come Together

Tommy James Biopic ‘Me, the Mob and the Music’ in Development – Pop music star Tommy James and film producer Barbara DeFina are developing the biopic “Me, the Mob and the Music,” based on James’ autobiography. DeFina, whose credits include Martin Scorsese’s “Casino” and “GoodFellas,” and James have tapped three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall to helm the film adaptation from a screenplay by Matthew Stone (“Intolerable Cruelty”). Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Joan Jett, Prince, Tom Jones, Billy Idol, Kelly Clarkson and Cher have recorded covers of James songs, which have been in 60 movies and 53 TV show soundtracks. – Read more at Variety

An American Idol Story: Laine Hardy – Episode 3

Taking a deeper look at the American Idol winner’s roots in Louisiana…

Dwyane Wade Raves About ‘Incredible’ Wife Gabrielle Union as He Joins AGT as Guest Judge – The retired NBA star, who played his final season with the Miami Heat in May, is the second star to serve as a season 14 guest judge — and will sit alongside wife Gabrielle Union. “Joining my wife as a guest judge on America’s Got Talent was such an incredible experience,” Wade, 37, tells PEOPLE of working with Union, whom he married in August 2014. (They welcomed daughter Kaavia in November 2018.) “Watching Gabrielle change people’s lives and make dreams come true was very special,” the former athlete adds. – Read more at People

American Idol’s Casey James and The Voice’s Adam Wakefield and Craig Wayne Boyd Stop by Demolition Music

Casey wrote: “What a blast hanging with all my good friends at @demolitionmusic today.” Demolition Music is a music publishing outfit. “@demolitionmusic was honored today to have some cool visitors stop by our Demolition offices. Thank you @caseyjamesofficial, @cwbyall & @adamwakefield for hanging with our team and playing some amazing tunes. #demolitionhits”

Cassadee Pope Is Preparing for an Energetic Performance at Michigan’s Faster Horses – A lot of artists have deadlines, and I didn’t have that. I was able to be creative and write through everything. I didn’t have to jump through any hoops of getting approvals from anybody. It was just me and my producer making the decisions and putting our heads together and deciding which songs belong on the album and which didn’t. It opened my mind up to write more authentically. – Read more at Hour Detroit.com

Carrie Underwood on Why She’ll ‘Never’ Wear a Triangle Bikini — and Her Wild Wedding Anniversary – The country superstar and creator of CALIA athleisure line tells PEOPLE she is not a fan of an itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, triangle-shaped bikini — and she never has been. “I feel like with swimwear, growing up in my teenage years, early 20s, I couldn’t wear a triangle swimsuit,” she explains during an immersive day-long launch of her new CALIA swim collection in the Hamptons on Tuesday. Even to this day, she says, “I can’t do it, it’s not going to happen. It would never have happened.”- Read more at People

Carrie Underwood opens up about her workout routine after giving birth: ‘It takes a while to feel like yourself again’ – At the event for her brand CALIA by Carrie Underwood, the singer she was “frustrated” getting back to the gym and feeling like she wasn’t performing at the level she was at pre-baby No. 2. “I get frustrated because I have high expectations for myself,” she said. “And after having my second child, going into the gym when I got the clear from my doctor, doing a push-up was way harder than it was not too long ago.” Underwood said she’s learned the importance of listening to her body to tell her the type of workout she needs, taking it day by day. – Read more at Good Morning America

Intimacy of Roxbury Theater Perfect for Humble ‘American Idol’ – “I do everything, from solo, duo to trio, but generally I’ve been going out solo,” said the 33-year-old Los Angeles resident. He’s in the middle of a 10-stop, small-venue tour that began in Connecticut and ends in Wisconsin. “I think there’s an intimacy to the shows that I’ve really grown to love.” The important thing, he pointed out, is that he still loves it. That’s largely because his post-Idol success – starting especially with the popularity of “Blackbird Song,” written for The Walking Dead series – has afforded him the freedom to focus on live performances of songs he wrote just for the sake of writing. – Read more at TapInto.net

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