Headlines: Christina Grimmie Hometown Plans Vigil

The So You Think You Can Dance auditions continue on FOX at 8/7c PM. There is NO Bachelorette tonight, preempted by the NBA Finals on ABC.

Slain ‘Voice’ singer Christina Grimmie’s N.J. hometown plans vigil – The community will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to remember township native Christina Grimmie, the 22-year-old singer shot to death Friday night in Orlando, Florida. The vigil will be held at 8:45 p.m. at the township’s Memorial Complex, 1004 Tuckerton Road. – Read more at NJ.com

Charlie Puth Dedicates ‘See You Again’ to Christina Grimmie – Charlie Puth mourned the loss of the late Christina Grimmie in Wantagh, New York at the WBLI Summer Jam Saturday night (June 11). The Rumson, New Jersey native shared a kinship with Grimmie, a fellow New Jerseyan from Evesham Township who began her career on YouTube and went on to place third on The Voice. Both artists hailed from the same state, and both began their careers uploading songs on YouTube. – Read more at Billboard.com

‘The Voice’ Winner Cassadee Pope Dedicates CMA Music Fest Performance to Christina Grimmie – Slain singer Christina Grimmie was on the minds of some of the artists performing at CMA Music Festival in Nashville this weekend, including Cassadee Pope who, like Grimmie, rose to fame on NBC’s The Voice. Pope appeared at Nissan Stadium Saturday night (June 11) to perform her hit duet with Chris Young, “Think of You.” Speaking with media backstage beforehand, she said of Grimmie, “I’m performing on her behalf tonight.” – Read more at Yahoo.com

Clay Aiken Attacks Trump On Twitter Following Terror Attack – Clay Aiken, candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina Clay Aiken, candidate for U.S. Congress in North Carolina’s Second District, casts his vote in the midterm elections on November 4, 2014 at Mills Park Elementary School in Cary, North Carolina.
Clay Aiken attacked Donald Trump on social media following the terror attack in Orlando. On Sunday, the 37-year-old singer attacked the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for his response to the terror attack at an LGBT night club that killed 50 people and injured more than 50 others. “Real Donald Trump This was a hate based attacks on gay people,” he tweeted “Do you have the courage to call it that?” – Read more at The Daily Caller

Reality Formats Starring Kids Are Reliable Ratings Winners – In March, “Little Big Shots” opened to 12.81 million overnight viewers and averaged an audience of 13.7 million in delayed viewing for its first season. Those numbers are vastly larger than any other new recent reality program with such vets as “The Bachelor,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and the now-gone “American Idol” largely dominating the unscripted space. The kids competition arena is also home to “MasterChef Junior,” the Friday night Fox favorite; “Project Runway Junior,” which was just renewed for a third season; FYI Network’s “Man vs. Child: Chef Showdown”; and many other pint-sized cooking shows, including the popular “Chopped Junior” and “Chopped Teen Tournament” on Food Network, which is also home to such hit small-fry series as “Rachel vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off” and “Kids Baking Championship.” – Read more at Variety

Reality TV Roundtable: Mark Cuban, LL Cool J and More Reveal Contestant Psych Tests, Talk Kids Shows and Trash Trump(More from former FOX Reality Chief, Mike Darnell) – DARNELL I picked up MasterChef Junior before I left Fox, and I said to Gordon [Ramsay], “The only way this is going to work is if you treat them like adults.” But there’s a fine line. I did American Idol Juniors, which almost no one remembers because it was only one season, and you had to be so nice that there was no show there. DARNELL I was going to say. … For me, the worst trend is no innovation. I’m not going to name the network that I used to work for [Fox]. But there’s a lot of going back to stuff that was 15 years ago or 12 years ago, and if anything gives the genre a bad name, it’s that sense of laziness. You feel like, “Oh, this is just Survivor or Idol done for the 18th time.” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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