Headlines: American Idol Heads to Alabama Hall of Fame

‘American Idol’ auditions underway – he first contestants for the “American Idol” auditions today at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame have performed. Following an opening ceremony that included Kerry Underwood, Tuscumbia’s mayor, not Carrie Underwood, the first American Idol winner, contestants began making their way to four tents set up outside the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The performers are getting an opportunity to earn a spot on the popular television show. Officials said there were nearly 200 people lined up outside the Music Hall of Fame on U.S. 72 in Tuscumbia by 5 a.m. Tuscumbia Police Chief Tony Logan said by 9 a.m. the crowd had grown to nearly 1,000 people. – Read more at Times Daily

Shoals has caught Idol fever – Dixie Griffin was at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame where she is director several months ago when she received an odd phone call. The person on the other end of the call said they were part of the television show “American Idol,” and was looking for a place in Alabama to have auditions. “I thought it was a joke,” she said Wednesday afternoon, just a few hours before the hall of fame grounds were expected to be covered with Idol hopefuls. – Read more at the TimesDaily

Ringo Starr, U2, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson and More Participate in “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live” – Today, XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) announced that J.J. Abrams, Kelsea Ballerini, Maria Bello, Cate Blanchett, James Corden, Cindy Crawford, Michael Ealy, Matt FX, Salma Hayek Pinault, Sean Hayes, Allison Janney, JAX, DJ Khaled, Gayle King, Norman Lear, Marshawn Lynch, Joel McHale, Alano Miller, Hasan Minhaj, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maren Morris, David Muir, Chris Paul, Tanika Ray, Conrad Ricamora, Adam Rodriguez, Al Roker, Ian Somerhalder, Karla Souza, Ringo Starr, Justin Timberlake, U2, Chris Wallace, Matt Walsh, Reggie Watts, D’Wayne Wiggins, and Jesse Williams, as well as East Los High stars Ashley Campuzano, Jorge Diaz, and Danielle Vega will participate in “EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live,” a one-hour telecast and multi-platform event that will invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools. The live special will also include musical performances by Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Fisher and Hunter Hayes. Dance star and social media influencer Dytto, and actor Jorge Diaz will host a pre-show that will stream live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube starting at 3:30 PM PT/6:30 PM ET. – AIRING ON ABC, CBS, FOX AND NBC FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 2017 – Read more at Futon Critic

Adam Lambert joins Point Foundation gala honoring Jill Soloway – LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Chart topping and Grammy nominated singer Adam Lambert will perform at the Beverly Hilton Oct. 7 when Point Foundation (Point) honors innovative TV and film writer, director, and producer Jill Soloway. Actress and comedian Kathryn Hahn will present the award to Soloway. The evening will be hosted by comedian Michelle Collins, with other celebrity participants to be announced shortly.- Read more at LGBT Weekly

Kelly Clarkson: I didn’t want to win American Idol – “I do remember Justin [Guarini] and I having the conversation before, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to win, I don’t want to win,’ because we found out we had to do a movie,” Clarkson says in the clip, above. “He really wanted to do a movie. And I really didn’t want to do a movie. I was like, ‘It would be really super cool if I got second and you got first, because the winner has to do the movie and the second one doesn’t.’” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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