Headlines: American Idol Judges In Wisconsin, Sharon Osbourne Spurns Simon Cowell

American Idol auditions come to Wisconsin – American Idol auditions are in Wisconsin and WKOW is getting a behind the scenes look! The show is being shot in Milwaukee, where singers are hoping to impress judges and make it to Hollywood. It’s something many of the contestants have worked hard for, especially Madison’s own WKOW Idol Makahya Drake. “I started going to voice lessons right away,” she said. “I’ve been practicing every day.” – Read more at WKOW.com

Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie in Milwaukee filming ‘American Idol’ auditions at the Art Museum – The next “American Idol” might be discovered in Milwaukee Wednesday. The singing-competition series has set up camp in town to film auditions for the show’s third season on ABC. The auditions are closed to the public, and while open auditions were announced in multiple cities this summer and early fall, Milwaukee wasn’t one of them. On the media front, only ABC affiliates WISN-TV (Ch. 12) in Milwaukee and WKOW-TV (Ch. 27) in Madison got the tip-off and were on hand Tuesday to cover the first day of auditions in Milwaukee. The auditions wrap Wednesday. – Read more at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gwen Stefani to Receive the Fashion Icon Award at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards – There’s no doubt about it: Gwen Stefani is the most fashionable star out there! The multi-platinum recording artist will be honored at the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards for her sartorial style as the recipient of this year’s Fashion Icon Award. Stefani is the second to receive the award in its history after Victoria Beckham took home the prize in 2018. On Tuesday, E! announced the Grammy-winner as the one to be presented with the honor, which will occur during the live broadcast of the People’s Choice Awards on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 9pm to 11pm ET/PT. – Read more at EOnline

Paul McDonald in the DWTS Audience to Support his fellow American Idol alum Lauren Alaina

Paul wrote on Instagram: “I had a blast cheering on my pal @laurenalaina at @dancingabc last night. She was so good. Also… @josiedunne & I started a new band called “Lauren’s Friends”… be on the lookout for some upcoming ballroom dance jams.”

Does Rock ‘N’ Roll Kill Braincells?! – Adam Lambert – “It was a whirlwind. The album was put together quickly after American Idol, and my A&R was reaching out and getting these incredible tracks. I wasn’t in the room when they were written. Justin wrote ‘Music Again’ and Matthew wrote ‘Soaked’, and I fell in love with both songs. I was a fan of both their bands, and was blown away they’d want me to do it. I later met Matthew Bellamy quickly at a festival after-party in 2014 – he was nice. I ended up writing with Justin a couple of years later. Actually, [Queen drummer] Roger Taylor’s son, Rufus, is now the drummer in The Darkness so we’ve crossed paths a lot now.” – Read more at NME

Taylor Hicks Reflects on His Roots Ahead of New Album – Was there a specific moment after your run on American Idol when the reality of being a winner truly set in? Believe it or not, I think one of those moments was realizing I was able to do a golf Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. I walked up onto the tee box and my foursome was Alice Cooper, Clint Eastwood, and Scott Hamilton, and there were four or five thousand people waiting for me to tee off. I think that was one of those moments where it was a little bit surreal. They were all standing there waiting on me, because I was late for my tee time..- Read more at Long Island Press

Kree Harrison Readies January Album Release With Sultry ‘Get Away With Anything’: Exclusive – Kree Harrison is readying her new album, Chosen Family Tree, due out Jan. 24, 2020, via Nashville-based indie label One Vision Music Group, and Billboard has the exclusive reveal of her sultry new single “Get Away With Anything” below. The soulful “Get Away With Anything” follows Harrison’s reflective Chris Stapleton-penned single “I Love the Lie” and showcases the American Idol alum’s distinct country-rock edge. With a pulsating beat, haunting string features and soulful vocals, “Get Away With Anything” opens a new chapter for Harrison. The song was written by Joey Hyde, Austin Jenckes, Daniel Ross and Sarah Turner, and produced by Jordan Lehning, Skylar Willson and Harrison. – Read more at Billboard

Sharon Osbourne explains why she’ll never work with Simon Cowell again – Sharon Osbourne has spurned Simon Cowell ’s olive branch about appearing together again on TV. She insisted: “I don’t want to work with him.” Her remark comes after Simon told the Mirror he phoned her to patch things up amid a feud and added she is “always welcome back” on his TV shows. Asked about the comments, Sharon said: “Because I said certain things about, and to, Simon, doesn’t mean I hate him for ever, just for that second I don’t like him… He is OK, it’s just I don’t want to work with him.” Simon, 60, spoke last week about phoning her “the other day” to smooth things over. But she said on her US talk show The Talk: “The other day? It was May 2018, I haven’t heard from him since.” – Read more at Mirror

Kaitlyn Bristowe Calls ‘Bachelor’ Creator Mike Fleiss a ‘Piece of S–t,’ Claims He Blocked Her From ‘Dancing With the Stars’ – During an appearance on the “Talkhouse” podcast Opens a New Window. , Bristowe spoke with Nikki Glazer about the comedian’s experience on Dancing With the Stars. Glazer said “we’ve gotta get you on” the competition series, but the former Bachelorette star opened up about why ABC “won’t let” her join the show. “I’ll tell you exactly why I can’t go on Dancing With the Stars. Anybody that listens to this podcast knows why I cannot go on Dancing With the Stars,” Bristowe, 28, said on Monday. “I will say this with a mic in my hand and a smile on my face, that Mike Fleiss is a piece of s–t! He is the creator of The Bachelor, and he hates women.” – US Magazine

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