Headlines: Adam Lambert Burglar Arrested, Lauren Alaina Talks DWTS

Lauren Alaina Reacts To Being On Next Season Of Dancing With The Stars 2019 – “A lot of people who worked for Dancing With The Stars worked for American Idol so I knew a bunch of people that worked there. And Bobby said when I was there that I need to do the show and I said ‘oh yeah that’d be fun!’… and they called me for the next season. So here we are!” – Read more at The Bull

Beverly Hills real estate agent accused of burglarizing homes of celebrities including Usher and Adam Lambert – A Beverly Hills real estate agent and another man are accused of burglarizing celebrities’ homes in Southern California, sometimes during open-house viewings, prosecutors say. Real estate agent Jason Emil Yaselli and Benjamin Eitan Ackerman have been charged with several crimes, accused of taking more than than $500,000 through fraud and embezzlement, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. Their alleged victims include musicians Usher and Adam Lambert, as well as “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” stars Paul and Dorit Kemsley and former NFL player Shaun Phillips, prosecutors said. Ackerman, of Beverly Hills, was arrested August 16, and Yaselli was arrested Wednesday. – Read more at CNN

Sean Spicer on ‘Dancing with the Stars?’ ABC staffers say ‘it’s a slap in the face’ – Nine sources in and around the news division at ABC spoke to CNN Business on the condition of anonymity about this discomfort within the ranks. The staffers expressed a range of opinions — some said there was just “eye rolling” going on. A couple said they didn’t care about the Spicer pick. One remarked, “How long do you really think he’s going to last?” But others said they were pissed. “It’s a slap in the face to those of us who had to deal with his baloney and the consequences of the ongoing lies and disinformation campaign at the White House,” one of the staffers said. Spicer was “horrible” to “so many of us,” another ABC source said. “It’s disgusting to think he is getting on the show and getting paid by our company.” – Read more at CNN

America’s Got Talent Judge Julianne Hough on Returning to Dancing with the Stars and Staying Connected for Healthy Relationships – “I owe my career to that show!” Julianne told reporters on the red carpet after Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent. “I was 18 and they brought me back in two different ways. I was a dancer and I was a judge.” “I love ballroom dancing, but I love to sing, I love to act and I love to perform,” she continued. “So, this feels more encompassing of my passion. It is fulfilling to be able to be on this show, watching other people’s dreams come true, because nothing makes me happier than when somebody says that they’re happy and fulfilled.” – Read more at Parade

American Idol season 16 winner, Maddie Poppe, joined the show! – More at Star94.1

American Idol winner Nick Fradiani talks ‘A Bronx Tale’ tour and New Haven concert this weekend – Nick Fradiani, an American Idol winner from Guilford, stopped by FOX61 this morning! He spoke with Erika Arias about his upcoming concert in New Haven this weekend along with his future plans to tour with “A Bronx Tale.” – More at FOX61

Shane McAnally at ACM Honors: ‘I Didn’t Know You Could Be in Country Music and Be Gay’ – Shane McAnally was honored as 2019 ACM songwriter of the year at Wednesday evening’s (Aug. 21) ACM Honors ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. “When I came out to my mom, she was so scared that I wouldn’t get this dream, that this wouldn’t happen for me,” he said upon accepting his trophy. “This town has never for a minute made me feel anything but loved and accepted.” – Read more at Billboard.com

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