Headlines: Chevel Shepherd Be Cowboy Campaign, Katharine McPhee Married Life

The Voice season 15 Winner Chevel Shepherd Taping Video for CBS Sports – The singer writes on Instagram: “Chevel’s Angels!! Are you 15 years and older and wanna be a part of a top secret taping with me?? On Friday August 23rd between 5:30p and 10:30p, I will be performing at a TV taping for CBS Sports and the Professional Bull Riders as one of the new voices of the PBR “Be Cowboy” campaign!! The first 100 fans to respond will get to be part of the invite-only studio audience in downtown Nashville, TN.”


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American Idols Season 13 Winner Caleb Johnson Will Once Again Tour with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra – THe singer toured with the world-renowned outfit last Christmas. He’ll do it again this season, he announced on social media.

‘Empire’ Adds Diamond White In Recurring Role – Fox continues to add to the cast of Empire, which will send the musical drama go out with a bang. The latest to join the roster of the sixth and final season is actress/singer Diamond White, who will appear in the series as a recurring guest star. White will play Lala, a soft-spoken SoundCloud singer who sounds great online but is plagued with performance anxiety and cursed by an inability to sing in front of a crowd. Diamond’s credits include Dear White People as well as Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween. She was also a contestant on The X Factor. – Read more at Deadline

American Idol Season 2 Alum Kimberly Locke Daytime Talk Show Dr. & the Diva Premiers September 9. Find out where it air in your area

Makin’ Tracks: ‘Idol’ Alum Gabby Barrett’s ?’I Hope’ Is Not What the Title Implies – An afternoon writing session on Oct. 31 provided a plot twist to her professional life — appropriate on Halloween, were things are never quite what they first appear. Songwriter-producer Zachary Kale had met Barrett shortly after her Idol run, and he enlisted Nite for the appointment in Room 5 at the Sony/ATV Firehall, “one of the cigar-smelly, awesome, 1970s-decor rooms they have there,” says Nite. Barrett was famously dating fellow Idol contestant Cade Foehner, and even before she arrived, Nite and Kale started working on something upbeat that might fit their relationship. “They’re like super in love,” says Nite. “My gut is always just to write what [the artists’] lives are and my life is. So we started going down that road.” – Read more at Billboard.coBillboard.com

Katharine McPhee Foster on Her Favorite Part of Marriage to David Foster & Why She Took His Name (Exclusive) – The actress, singer and American Idol alum was on hand at this year’s Vocal Star seminar for aspiring music professionals to lend her wealth of wisdom and experience, and she stopped to talk with ET’s Cassie DiLaura to reflect on her new marriage to famed music producer David Foster. The former Smash star was introduced to the attendees by her married name during the event, and she opened up about whether or not she’s gotten used to being referred to by the extended last name. “We’ve been away since we’ve been married, so not [yet], but I love it,” she shared. “I just love the ring of it, so I’m enjoying it.” – See the Video at Entertainment Tonight

Katharine McPhee Dishes on Her London Wedding to David Foster – Read more at Extra TV

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