Headlines: Bo Bice, Blood Sweat & Tears Part Ways, New Jordan Smith Song

New Jordan Smith Song Used in GMA Day Promo

ABC is promoting its upcoming third hour of GMA with a new Jordan Smith song: “Hear a familiar voice,” writes The Voice season 9 singer on Instagram, “Check out this video for a little sneak peak of a new song on the way…”

Bo Bice interview about living in Covington, five years with Blood, Sweat & Tears – Soon after his move, the band Blood, Sweat & Tears of “Spinning Wheel” fame hired him to be their lead singer for a few gigs. That turned into five years and hundreds of concerts. He traveled to Australia, Europe and Asia. ((He performed “Spinning Wheel” on “Idol.”) In April of this year, though, he was told his services were no longer needed. “I found out through my management,” Bice said in an exclusive interview. “They put out a statement saying they were moving in a different direction. I hadn’t had any dialogue with anybody directly with the band.” Although that sounds corporate cold, he said he’s not bitter. – Read more at Atlanta Journal Constitution

American Idol auditions: Top 7 contestant Jurnee offers one tip for aspiring singers – When it comes to auditioning for American Idol, Jurnee has one tip for aspiring singers: be yourself. “I really think you should just be yourself. It sounds so cliche and I used to hate when anybody I looked up to would say that, but it is so true,” the singer said in a Skype interview with ABC15 while promoting the start of the American Idol: Live! tour. – See the Video at ABC15.com

Shania Twain Invites Female Artists to Nashville Concert – During a pre-show reception, the best-selling female in country music recruited Cassadee Pope, Jillian Jacqueline, Kalie Shorr and many other amazing women for a power-packed photo as a show of support. Many of the women grew up listening to the hits released by Twain over the years, making the evening all the more special. – Read more at Sounds Like Nashville

Halfhearted – Interview with Jessica Meuse – How do you usually write the lyrics of your songs? All of my songs are rooted in real experiences and feelings I’ve gone through personally or experienced through a friend or somebody close to me. The lyrics, or at least a concept of what I want to write about usually hit me at first, and they just flow through me. It’s like channeling an energy and once you figure out the way that works for you, it becomes automatic. Since my songs are about real-life situations, I usually write the most when I’m going through something. The bigger picture will come to me lyrically — usually the chorus — and then I just work my way out to the verses and a bridge to explain it from there. – Read more at Rock Your Lyrics

Ted Danson and Katharine McPhee Headline Oceana’s SeaChange Summer Party – Ted Danson, Dennis Haysbert, Austin Nichols, Hassie Harrison, Christina Ochoa, and Oscar Nunez were among those who attended the 11th annual SeaChange Summer Party in Laguna Beach on Saturday evening to support Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization.This year’s SeaChange Summer Party was emceed by Ted Danson and featured a special performance by singer-songwriter-actress Katharine McPhee. “I made a commitment to be at Oceana’s gala six months ago, and I am so happy I was able to come after all,” Katharine McPhee said. “An amazing cause, and a beautiful purpose. Thank you for having me! I adopted two turtles tonight!” – Read more at GlobeNewswire

Katharine McPhee arrives - Oceana Tom Vickers (2)

American Idol Alums Join Forces for a Birthday celebration.

Season 4 Idol Anthony Fedorov posted this sweet photo to his instagram. Elliott Yamin (S5) and Blake Lewis (S6) are not only besties and roommates, but they celebrate birthdays only a day apart. Elliott TURNED FORTY THIS YEAR (!!!!) Kimberly Caldwell competed on Season 2 and Casey Abrams season 10.

Anthony wrote: “The thing that I will always be grateful to @americanidol for, is that it really brings people together from all walks of life. I’ve been fortunate to call these amazing and crazy talented people my friends for over 10 years now! Last night we celebrated the birthdays of @blakelewis and @singlikeyaminit . And I got to see this beauty @_kimcaldwell  Last time Kim and I saw each other, we didn’t have kids. Haha. But no matter how much time goes by, the love doesn’t go away. Here’s to many more years of celebrating our lives milestones! Love you guys! @caseybassy – though you missed this pic brother, you’re a part of it!”

 

The thing that I will always be grateful to @americanidol for, is that it really brings people together from all walks of life. I’ve been fortunate to call these amazing and crazy talented people my friends for over 10 years now! Last night we celebrated the birthdays of @blakelewis and @singlikeyaminit . And I got to see this beauty @_kimcaldwell ? Last time Kim and I saw each other, we didn’t have kids. Haha. But no matter how much time goes by, the love doesn’t go away. Here’s to many more years of celebrating our lives milestones! Love you guys! @caseybassy – though you missed this pic brother, you’re a part of it! ?? much love @huge_obtainable_dreams ?? #happybirthday #blakelewis #elliotyamin #kimcaldwell #idol #idolfamily #artists #friends #love

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‘Bachelorette’s Jason Tartick Calls Becca Kufrin Split ‘One of the Most Empty Moments of My Life’ – ET’s Lauren Zima chatted with the Buffalo, New York, native at The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All taping on Friday, where he rehashed his breakup with Becca, calling it “one of the most empty moments of my life.” “I was in complete shock,” he recalled. “They didn’t show it [in the episode], but the next day, I was a mess, because it all hit me … the reality of the situation set in, and I was an absolute mess.” “[In] that moment, I’m in Thailand and I have everything someone could ask for. I have a suite full of all the food and drink I want… and it was one of the most empty moments in my life, because I didn’t have my friends, I didn’t have my family, and I just lost her,” Jason continued. “So it puts it in perspective. It’s not about where you are or what you have. It’s really who you’re with and the happiness associated with family and friends.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight

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