Headline: Derek Hough Disney Deal, Haley Reinhart on the Road

Derek Hough Signs Overall Deal With Walt Disney Television Alternative – Derek Hough is celebrating more than just his recent Emmy nomination for his choreography work in the ABC special Step Into The Movies with Derek and Julianne Hough. The longtime Dancing with the Stars pro-turned judge has signed an overall deal with Walt Disney Television Alternative. The pact not only keeps Hough as a judge on DWTS for the upcoming season but will give him the opportunity to develop new projects. Walt Disney TV Alternative is the newly formed unscripted production unit led by Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. – Read more at Deadline

American Idol alum Haley Reinhart Announces September Concert dates.

The American Idol season 10 alum is back out on the road for the month of September. She writes, “It’s been a long time comin’ & baby I’m comin’ back! I am wayyy too excited to announce the ‘Off The Ground MidWest Tour’ run! Come see me & The Boys; ya know ya wanna. Tickets on sale now @ https://haleyreinhart.com/events”

‘American Idol’ finalists share what the judges are really like – Season-13 runner-up Jena Irene Asciutto said she often took what the judges said “with a grain of salt” because she focused on her vocal coaches’ critiques behind the scenes. However, of all the judges on her season, Asciutto said she always enjoyed hearing Connick Jr.’s take on her performance. “Even though it wasn’t always something that I wanted to hear, it was constructive,” Asciutto said. “Oh, I adore him,” said season-six finalist Melinda Doolittle. “I might’ve had a slight crush.” Doolittle said she thought Cowell criticized the singers because he knew they could push themselves to do better, which is why he was her “favorite judge.” – Read more at Insider.com

‘American Idol’ runner-up says she didn’t want her past abusive marriage used as a ‘sob story’ to help her win – “I didn’t want America to love me for my story,” ASE said. “I wanted them to love me for my voice.” Before she decided to audition, she said she was in the process of pressing charges against her ex-husband, who had nearly taken her life. – Read more at Insider

Promo: “The Jennifer Hudson Show” Plans to Shine a Light on Everyday Stories

See the first 30 second promo for The Jennifer Hudson Show premiering on FOX stations this fall.

Alfonso Ribeiro on hosting new season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ l GMA

Alfonso Ribeiro chats with GMA about co-hosting Dancing with the Stars.

Why That Reality TV Song Sounds Familiar (But Isn’t) – Tune in to a hit reality show these days and you’re likely to hear a trend: songs extolling the empowered, girlboss lifestyle, from artists you’ve probably never heard of. While the reality landscape was once soundtracked by top 40 hits on shows like The Hills, today’s content takes a different approach, relying heavily on music libraries with no-name artists and custom scoring to fill the silence. The reason? Complicated, and expensive, music licensing rights and a growing industry of made-for-reality-TV tracks. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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