Christina Grimmie killing ‘should be huge wake-up call’ – UPDATED: Christina Grimmie’s slaying by an obsessed fan “should be a huge wake-up call,” “NCIS” actress Pauley Perrette tells “48 Hours.” Grimmie’s death in Orlando will be part of a two-hour “48 Hours” called “Stalked” at 9 p.m. Saturday on CBS. – Read more at Orlando Sentinel
Paula Abdul to Star (as Herself) in Kourtney Kang’s NBC Comedy Pilot – Paula Abdul will play herself in Kourtney Kang’s comedy pilot at NBC, Variety has learned. The iconic triple threat has signed on as a series regular, should the pilot be greenlit to series. The untitled comedy pilot is based on Kang’s life, and will explore what it’s like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, dealing with real-world issues like race and gender while never losing focus of her life goal — to become a Laker Girl like her idol, Paula Abdul. Young actress Isabella Russo will play the youthful lead, based on Kang’s childhood self. – Read more at Variety
Dalton Rapattoni Back Out on The Road in March
The American Idol season 15 singer will embark on an acoustic tour this spring.
Hop on board for The Acoustic Attempt. More dates to come for east and west coasts pic.twitter.com/j26eHWhJrY
— Dalton Rapattoni (@DaltonRapattoni) February 21, 2017
Sam Woolf Reaches Kickstarter Goal
The American Idol Season 13 singer is running a crowdfunding campaign via Kickstarter in order to finance an acoustic EP.
So … my goal for my kick starter was reached today! thank you guys so much for your help! ??????
— Sam Woolf (@samwoolfmusic) February 22, 2017
Mandisa: Becoming an ‘Overcomer’ – Mandisa had written “Overcomer” about Mitchell and prayed for her recovery. When it didn’t come, she says she was angry and withdrew for a time. However, the singer says she realized that it was an important part of her life to share with others, as so many people have gone through the same difficult situation and need to see that there’s hope on the other side. That resulted in her upcoming album, “Out of the Dark,” which is scheduled for release May 19. “With this album that I’m working on right now, because I began it while I was still very much in a pit, a lot of the songs speak to that,” she says. “There’s one song called ‘Prove Me Wrong’ that’s really honest. I don’t know. I don’t know that I’ve ever bared my soul in a song in that way. But I’ve learned that God wants us to bring those disappointments and our anger and our fear to him. – Read more at Jacksonfreepress
Josh Gallagher talks life after ‘The Voice’ – The Cresson native said the show may be over, but he’s still working hard towards achieving his dream. “I took a solid two or three days off. I did nothing, and thought everyone could go away. But I got right back into it. There is no rest for the wicked,” said Gallagher. – Read more at WJACTV
How country music icon Carrie Underwood built her wealth – While she’s not making albums or headlining worldwide tours, Underwood endorses a number of products and companies, including Hershey’s, Nicole by OPI, Skechers, Target, Nintendo and Olay. These multimillion-dollar contracts have helped her amass a net worth of $75 million. Underwood spent 2016 on a world tour in support of her latest album, “Storyteller.” She performed 92 times in seven countries, and Billboard named it the top country tour for the first half of the year. – Read more at Yahoo Finance
Inside the $1M jewel heist at Simon Cowell’s mansion – Darren February, 34, forced his way into the music mogul’s house in tony West London by accessing a rear patio door after trying to enter through the front door as an unsuspecting Cowell slept inside, prosecutor Denis Barry told the jury in opening remarks at the homeless man’s theft trial. Cowell’s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, their 2-year-old son, Eric, and a nanny were also snoozing inside the home at the time of the December 2015 burglary. – Read more at Page Six
Mariah Carey Talks New Love, Why NYE Performance Was a ‘Chaotic Mess’ – Her explanation for NYE today matches the statement she released shortly after the fiasco, to combat Dick Clark Production’s refutation that they ignored her request to fix a problem with her in-ear monitors prior to the show. “It’s just something where if I can’t explain it to the entire world, then they’re not going to understand it, because it’s not what they do. Just like I wouldn’t understand somebody who had a desk job and how to do that. I couldn’t. I literally am incapable of being in the real world and surviving.” – Read more at Rolling Stone