American Idol(R) Partners With bBooth for Season XV Auditions – bBooth, Inc. has entered into a partnership with AMERICAN IDOL® to utilize bBooth’s video recording kiosks to find potential TV show contestants to audition for the fifteenth — and farewell — season of AMERICAN IDOL®, premiering January 2016 on FOX. Starting this month, bBooth will kick off the AMERICAN IDOL® auditions at bBooth Culver City, located inside the Westfield Culver City Mall in Culver City, CA, with additional locations soon to be announced. Interested contestants can visit AmericanIdol.com or bBooth.com for more information. – Read more at Cnn.com
Adam Lambert to Appear on the ESKA Music Awards 2015 in Poland – According to the event’s website, Adam will headline the awards, set to take place on August 29. More information (use your browser’s translator) at Eska.pl
Empire’s Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray to Perform at the Teen Choice Awards, August 16 – According to a FOX press release, Empire’s Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray will perform live on teh Teen Choice Awards 2015 when the special airs Sunday, Aug. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. In addition, Laura Marano (“Austin & Ally”), recording artist Shawn Mendes, Ross Lynch (“Austin & Ally”) and Michelle Rodriguez (“Furious 7”) join previously announced stars scheduled to appear Jack Black, Vin Diesel, Scott Eastwood, Sarah Hyland, Victoria Justice, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and R5. The special also will feature previously announced performances by 5 Seconds of Summer and Little Mix.
Zayn Malik Signs With First Turn Artists – Zayn was previously signed to Modest Mouse as part of One Direction. But according to reports, he’s singing on with First Turn Artists, Iggy Azalea’s management company, to direct his solo career. It was previously reported that Zayn would leave Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint, Syco, to record for another label in the Sony family – Read more at Billboard.
Nick Fradiani discusses the road to fame two months after being crowned an ‘Idol’
“I was just in Connecticut yesterday,” Nick said, “which was great. That was, like, the best one so far.”
Adam Lambert On Shaving His Face
Adam Lambert talks to MTV about his first shave.
Jessica Sanchez’s Essential Summer Songs – American Idol season 11 runner-up shares her list of essential summer songs, including Khelani, and Omarion. Read more at Artist’s Direct.
Photo Diary: Behind the Scenes at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony with Cassadee Pope – Check out photos of Cassadee Pope at the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony where she performed her new single, “I Am Invincible.” More photos at People Magazine
‘The View’ Bringing Back Sherri Shepherd for Season 19 – Former co-host Sherri Shepherd has signed a deal that will bring her back as a lead contributor for season 19, according to sources. Earlier reports said Shepherd would return as a part-time contributor.