Headlines: Alejandro Aranda’s Song a Day, Gyth Rigdon’s Secret Weapon

American Idol’s Alejandro Aranda Writes ‘One Song a Day’ During Hectic Production Schedule – “I love writing music so I wanted to keep true to that and the show allowed me to play my own songs,” he said. “I try to write a song a day. It’s kind of hard being on this show. But that’s what I’ve been doing.”
You can find the time if you really love it,” he added. “I’ve written a lot. There are a lot of bad ones about pancakes and stuff. I just get ideas out.” – Read more at People

The Voice’s Gyth Rigdon on Being a Frontrunner, His Secret Weapon and Getting Support from Blake Shelton – “I didn’t even know that Blake used his block,” Gyth told Parade.com after last week’s performance show. “He kept denying it and it seems like such a long time ago that Blinds happened. I was the first person Blake turned around for, the first person on his team, so, to use his block that early in the game was an exciting moment for me. I felt safe on the show knowing that I had that much support from Blake.” – Read more at Parade

Ryan Seacrest Reveals Top 5 Moments on American Idol

Jordin Sparks’ Beloved Stepfather James Jackson, 51, Dies Suddenly From A Stroke – How devastating! Jordin Sparks‘ beloved stepdad James Jackson has died after suffering a stroke. The retired fire fighter was just 51-year-old. The season six American Idol winner was scheduled to receive an award at the LadyLike luncheon in Los Angeles on May 11 but had to miss the event due to the sudden loss. “She went to be with her family,” Jordin’s manager tells HollywoodlLife.com. Jordin was to receive the award for “women in the community and in our world who are ‘excellent’ in their fields of occupation and philanthropy.” Jordin’s mother Jodi married James on March 15, 2014 and the singer was her mom’s maid of honor. – Read more at Hollywood Life

Kris Allen Posts Sweet Mother’s Day Tribute to Pregnant Wife: ‘Can’t Wait to Have Another’ Baby – American Idol season 8 winner Kris Allen and his wife Katy are already parents to daughter Rosie, 3 next month, and son Oliver, 5½ Kris Allen can’t wait to become a dad again. The singer-songwriter and his wife Katy are expecting their third child together, and for Mother’s Day, Allen shared a photograph of Katy sporting a baby bump alongside the couple’s two children: daughter Rose “Rosie” Elizabeth, 3 next month, and 5½-year-old son Oliver Neil. – Read more at People

Adam Lambert didn’t believe he could be a songwriter – The 37-year-old singer shot to fame when he competed on ‘American Idol’ in 2009, but admitted that with his background being in musical theatre, he didn’t think he had any chance of becoming a chart star, so credits his friend Alisan Porter – who won ‘The Voice’ in 2016 – for encouraging him to follow his dreams. He said: “Alisan won ‘The Voice’ and was a child actress so she’s been in the business for a long time and I respect her a lot. “Alisan encouraged me to write a song aged 23 – it was the first time I’d ever done that. “I didn’t believe I could become a songwriter and a recording artist because if you come from musical theatre, people make assumptions about the type of artist you are. “Alisan is one of the reasons I made it.” – Read more at Tuscon.com

Queen: Will Brian May and Roger Taylor record NEW music with Adam Lambert? – Lambert and Queen have very rarely address the question of them releasing new music, and May shed some light on the reason a couple of years ago. He pointed to an album the group released with Paul Rodgers in 2008, called The Cosmos Rocks. It charted at No5 in the UK, No47 in the US and was certified Silver by the BPI – but it’s safe to say its legacy is nothing compared to Queen’s work with Freddie Mercury. – Read more at Express.co.uk

Gabby Barrett Shares Details of Wedding to Cade Foehner, New Music Plans – The couple met and fell in love during the show. Foehner proposed to Barrett in March in the exact same room of the hotel where they first met while taping the show. They’re currently planning their wedding, and just like most ladies out there, Barrett is using an app to help plan. “Pinterest is awesome,” she says enthusiastically. “You can get so many wonderful ideas. The wedding will be more intimate with just close friends and family. We’re excited!” – Read more at Taste of Country

David Beckham ‘pays wife Victoria’s manager Simon Fuller £38million to buy him out of their joint business’ – David Beckham has reportedly paid his wife Victoria’s manager Simon Fuller £38million to buy him out of their joint business. According to the Financial Times, Simon’s XIX Entertainment has held a 33 per cent stake in Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment will retain its interests in Victoria Beckham’s fashion business. Beckham Brand Holdings but the paper reports he has accepted David’s payment to forgo his share. – Read more at MailOnline

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