Headlines: American Idol Auditions Set for San Antonio, SNL Staying Live

‘American Idol’ will stop in San Antonio after all – Though Hurricane Harvey wiped out the show’s original Texas audition plans in Houston and San Antonio ABC’s new “American Idol” will be coming to the Alamo City after all. The show’s Twitter page issued this invitation today: “TEXANS: Come see us on 10/11 in San Antonio. Pre-registration and venue details at AmericanIdol.com!” That local venue is the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya St. – Read more at MySanAntonio.com

‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ IS STAYING LIVE FROM COAST TO COAST – NBC’s Emmy Award-winning “Saturday Night Live” will once again air live simultaneously around the country beginning with the highly anticipated season 43 premiere on Sept. 30 with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. – Read more at NBCumv

Constantine Maroulis New Kickstarter Album Project – Together, we can make the record I’ve always wanted to make. For the first time in many years, I feel like I have something to say as a writer and my songs are connecting in a way that they never have before. Now is the time, and I need your help to make it happen! The last two years have been very busy for me musically, and I have written dozens of songs for this record. – Check out all the perks at Kickstarter.com

Country, rock, blues, bluegrass & gospel artists ‘All Come Together’ for hurricane relief – Various artists from the worlds of country, rock, blues, bluegrass and gospel are all banding together to aid victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. After writing the song, Berry went to work asking friends to join in and help sing on the tune. He quickly recruited a slew of artists who were more than happy to donate their time and talents. “All Come Together” features vocals from Berry and Jones, John Oates, John Cowan (Doobie Brothers), Keb Mo, Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony), Dave Innis and Paul Gregg (Restless Heart), Casey James (“American Idol”), Collin Raye, Bryan White, Robin Berry, Mike Farris, and Darin & Brooke Aldridge. – Read more at WNYPapers

Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui Embraces Her Role as Pop Activist – “That messed me up, growing up in the public eye when I was a teenager,” Jauregui told Out. “That’s when everyone is trying to find themselves.” Now, five years later, the young pop star said activism plays a huge part in her musical career and takes pride in her bi identity, collaborating with Halsey for the song “Strangers” that narrates an unrequited love story between a same-sex couple. – Read more at Billboard.com

Feeling The Music With Deaf ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Mandy Harvey – “I didn’t wake up one day and just couldn’t hear,” she says. “I woke up one day and realized I was having difficulty, and that I had overcompensated by lip reading, so that I didn’t really understand how bad it was.” That was a decade ago. Harvey had just started her freshman year as a music major at Colorado State University. By the end of the school year, all of her residual hearing was gone — along with her dreams of becoming a choral director. She dropped out of school and fell into a depression. – Listen at NPR.org

Mandy Harvey Talks Emotional ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finals: ‘I Want to Inspire Other People’ – “[Heidi Klum] said that I make the impossible possible and that I prove that things are possible and that’s the whole reason why I wanted to do this,” Harvey shared. “I wanted to inspire other people and so, the fact that it works and that other people can feel that rawness and see my pain but also see that it wasn’t the end of my story, hopefully will motivate them to get up off the floor themselves.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Evie Clair On Finding the Strength to Perform in ‘AGT’ Finals: ‘I Know My Dad Was There’ – “I just prayed before that I would be able to do that and I feel like I really had strength from God and I know my dad was there,” Clair said, adding that she could also feel the support of her family and the audience. As for the song itself, Clair said it was a way to honor her father’s memory. “That was my dad’s favorite song, he’d always sing that. That would be the only song he would sing in public,” she recalled. “So, that was kind of like a tribute to him.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

Debbie Gibson Reveals How Her Lyme Disease Is Affecting ‘Dancing with the Stars’ – Touching on her Lyme disease, she said, “I’ve had it almost five years, diagnosed four years and when it goes about a year without being diagnosed it goes deep into your neurological systems and causes really random, unpredictable symptoms and you see me now, standing here feeling relatively healthy. I’ve had many days where I woke up and couldn’t move.” “Even this week,” Alan chimed in. – Read more at Extra

DWTS’ Victoria Arlen Shares Emotional Video About Re-Learning to Talk & Walk After 4 Years in a Vegetative State – When I was 10 years old, Dancing with the Stars premiered, and I told my mom, “I’m going to be on that show one day.” We, of course, had no idea that just a year later, even surviving would seem almost impossible. When I was sick, my parents would remember that dream and put DWTS on the TV so I could watch it. It was always a motivating factor to start my recovery but I never imagined I would actually do it. – Read more at People

Simon Cowell When Life Gives You Lemons… – Dream scenario for a bunch of kids pouring cups of lemonade … Simon Cowell rolling up in his Bronco with a bunch of dough! Simon and girlfriend Lauren Silverman stopped at the makeshift stand which the squad set up on a corner in Beverly Hills … pretty genius. Going rate for a cup is usually a quarter and it looks like Simon and Lauren handed over much more than that without taking any lemonade, so it was purely a donation. – See the Photo at TMZ

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