Headlines: American Idol Threatens Sinatra Idol, Michael Ketterer Update

Sinatra Idol Threatened with a Lawsuit by American Idol – Sinatra Idol is being threatened with a lawsuit for copyright infringement by the mega-hit show American Idol, which launched the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and more Grammy and Oscar-winning performers. Sinatra Idol, meanwhile, is a local tradition that honors Hoboken’s favorite son Frank Sinatra, is not televised, does not offer lucrative recording contracts, and in no way makes a dent in American Idol’s bottom line. Nevertheless, the City of Hoboken has opened a public survey for residents to suggest a potential new name for Sinatra Idol. – Read more at HobokenNJ

Constantine Maroulis announces Kickstarter Campaign

Some of the items up for grabs include clothing worn during his run on American Idol season 4. Kickstarter.com

I can totally identify with pressure Rami Malek feels playing Freddie Mercury – but I was impressed” – But Adam, who got to see an early screening of parts of the film, says he was very impressed with Malek’s portrayal of Mercury judging by what he’s seen. “I can totally identify with the pressure,” he tells the Mirror from his dressing room at the Park Theatre before joining Brian May and Roger Taylor on stage. “It’s definitely a high expectation from the audience.” – Read more at Daily Mirror

Adam Lambert at A Star is Born Premiere

The movie remake stars Lady Gaga

‘Last year was a hard year’: Pregnant Carrie Underwood talks her three devastating miscarriages… and speaks about expanding her family with husband Mike Fisher – The Before He Cheats hit maker suffered three miscarriages between 2017 and 2018, and told Australian publication The Herald Sun: ‘Last year was a hard year.’ I needed to get that out there otherwise some of the songs might not make sense to people,’ Carrie said. – Read more at Daily Mail

Ada Vox: ‘Katy Perry wasn’t sure if American Idol was ready for a drag queen’ – Katy was absolutely wonderful. In the auditions, I don’t remember if they showed it or not, but she was actually the only judge who was on the fence about me. The reason why she was on the fence about me was because I was a drag queen. It was because she was thinking ahead, and she said wasn’t sure if America was ready to have a drag queen on that platform. And you know what? In the end, she was 100% right, but she believed in my talent from the beginning. As someone who has been a fan of hers for standing so strong as an ally for our community, for the entire time that she’s been in this public spotlight, it meant so much to me that she was willing to be so real with me. She gave me the opportunity to let me talent speak for itself. – Read more at Gay Times

Danny Gokey aims to create an atmosphere of hope on his first headlining tour – “There was something beautiful about being in that atmosphere. … It’s just one of those things like, maybe it’s not the end of the story for me,” Gokey says. The former Idol contestant hopes to create a similar environment with the “Hope Encounter Tour,” his first headlining excursion. Gokey will bring the tour to Calvary Church in Lancaster on Friday with special guests Tauren Wells and Riley Clemmons. “I want them to have fun, but I want them to encounter hope, and I want the messages to be able to set them free,” Gokey says. – Read more at LancasterOnline

How We McDonald discovered her singing voice – Long before Wë McDonald became a finalist on “The Voice,” her friends and family discovered she had an amazing singing voice. Learn how they made that discovery in the first episode of our podcast “Head Held High – The We McDonald story.” – Read more at NewJersey.com

‘America’s Got Talent’ Finalist Michael Ketterer Won’t Face Felony Charges for Suspicion of Domestic Violence – America’s Got Talent finalist Michael Ketterer will not face charges over his arrest last Thursday on a felony charge for suspicion of domestic violence. A spokesperson for the L.A. City Attorney’s Office tells ET that Ketterer will get a City Attorney hearing instead. A City Attorney hearing is an informal proceeding that’s an alternative to a misdemeanor criminal prosecution in Los Angeles. The date of the hearing has not yet been set. Although Ketterer will not face any charges at this time, the spokesperson also notes that the L.A. City Attorney’s Office still has the right to file charges within the year. – Read more at ETOnline.com

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