‘Love in Action’ telethon supporting LGBTQ community during COVID-19 returns to KTLA – KTLA is once again partnering with the Los Angeles LGBT Center to air its “Love in Action” telethon, helping support the LGBTQ community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, hosted by Cher Calvin and Jai Rodriguez, will air on Channel 5 on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will also simulcast on the station’s website, Facebook page and YouTube account. Adam Lambert, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Jane Lynch and Manila Luzon are scheduled to appear. – Read more at KTLA
Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC: Clay Aiken – Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – This week on “The $100,000 Pyramid,” actress and comedian Ana Gasteyer faces off against actor Luke Kirby followed by actress and singer Ashanti and singer Clay Aiken. (TV-14, DL) “The $100,000 Pyramid” is a TIMELESS word-association game in which two celebrities partner with contestants from across the country in a race against the clock, all hoping to make it to the winner’s circle and take home the ultimate prize of $100,000. “Good Morning America”‘s Michael Strahan hosts “The $100,000 Pyramid.” – Read more at Broadway World
Sarah Potenza grateful for opportunity to appear on NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ – Singer-songwriter Sarah Potenza’s time on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” has come to an end, but she said she is thrilled she got the chance to appear on the televised variety show. “I was really lucky to get on there and perform a song from my album,” she told NBC 10 News. While Potenza said she hoped to appear in the live shows, she grateful for the exposure. She said she knows a lot of people who also received praise from judges — but their auditions didn’t air on TV. “They couldn’t air all the episodes, so they picked and chose who got aired,” Potenza said. “I feel lucky that I got 6 minutes of screen time in front of 15 million people. You can’t really be mad at that. It’s pretty amazing.” – Read more at Turnto10
Lee DeWyze: One Story at a Time – Being able to focus on the here and now over the past year and do anything remotely creative was a struggle for many, including ‘American Idol’ winner Lee DeWyze. He admitted in our back and forth that he did have to sit back and think for some time before the inspiration to write again took over. From that, much of his August 2021 release, ‘Ghost Stories.’ We talked about his growth, his latest single “Weeds,” getting back on the road, and what kind of mysterious stories he and his wife like to indulge in below… – Read more at ZO Magazine
Jennifer Hudson Auditioned for American Idol With an Aretha Franklin Song – On Tuesday’s Live with Kelly & Ryan, Jennifer Hudson reminisces with Ryan Seacrest about singing an Aretha Franklin song for her American Idol audition.
Interview: Danielle Bradbery opens up about new single “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots” and her plans for new music – Like what you said, it’s just very carefree and super fun. I really haven’t had a song too much like that. I’ve had upbeat and mid-tempo songs here and there but nothing like “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots’ and that’s what drew me into the song when I first heard it. It’s super fun and it gives you the opportunity to move around, and that’s what we took advantage of with the dancing in the music video. It’s just really fun and it reminds me so much of Shania Twain (in the 90s) and obviously that’s not bad to run towards. I just personally ran with that. It reminds me of Shania Twain so quickly, and it’s so fun. It’s super carefree and it’s perfect for summer and it’s all timing up perfect for me. It’s a song that I’ve needed for a while. – Read more at Entertainment Focus