‘American Idol’ winner Nick Fradiani to judge Mashpee song contest, play free concert – Nick Fradiani, winner of season 14 of TV’s “American Idol” will judge the annual “Mash-ville” songwriting competition here and perform a concert of his own. Songwriters have through Saturday to submit one or more original songs to the contest created by Steeple Street Music Academy, partnered with Mashpee Commons. To submit: http://steeplestreetmusic.com/mash-ville-submission-form/. The “Mash-ville” competition will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at the bandstand at Mashpee Commons, at the intersection of routes 28 and 151. Fradiani will then perform at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.- Read more at Cape Cod Times
Jennifer Hudson on Why She Thinks Aretha Franklin Chose Her to Star in Biopic ‘Respect’ – But years after she was handpicked by Franklin herself and ultimately made the film, Jennifer Hudson can’t tell you exactly what the Queen of Soul saw in her. “I’m so mad at myself for not asking her that question!” laughed Hudson when Variety posed the question on Sunday at the Los Angeles premiere of “Respect.” Even so, Hudson has a theory. “But I feel like while we were filming, I think it goes beyond the singing and how Jennifer sings and acts. It’s within the scene when Aretha’s mother comes to her; it felt so true to my own life. – Read more at Variety
Adam Lambert New Makeup Tutorial – Night Life Look.
The American Idol and Queen frontman calls it a “warm smokey vibe.” There will be one more tutorial in the series, Adam says.
Graham DeFranco’s Dad’s Cancer in Remission.
Good news. American Idol alum Graham DeFranco reports on instagram that his dad’s stomach cancer is in remission. “Many of you know that my paps was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October of 2020. After chemo, radiation, and now most recently, partial stomach removal surgery, this man is beating that cancers a**. I’ve never seen somebody take on cancer as well as he has and I am so proud to be his son. The doctors weren’t able to find the tumor or any cancer cells which is unreal. Thank you to everybody for your support and prayers for my old man. Now it’s time to go back to Nashville. I love you pap.”
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Simon Cowell on Bennifer 2.0 Wanna Make it Last, This Time??? Do These TWO Things!!! – The ‘Idol’ vet and music producer was out for a bike ride in L.A. with his girlfriend, Lauren, and their son when a photog asked if he had any advice for Bennifer 2.0 as they head down the couple’s path once again some 20 years later. Now, first off … you’d think Simon’s familiar with Jen after her stint as an “American Idol” judge — even though he’d left the show by then — but he had no clue about her reunion with Ben. Lauren sure did, and insisted she’d downloaded him on all the hot gossip. (Simon’s attitude in this clip is like WHOOOOO CAAAARREES. But he’s nice to the TMZ dude anyway.) TMZ