Adam Lambert champions Transgender Rights
The American Idol season 8 alum is responding to the White House rescinding protections for transgender students.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 24, 2017
Katherine McPhee: ‘Scorpion’ is ignored by critics but loved – t’s been 11 years since we met you on “American Idol.” What’s your perspective on your career and the industry? I am very grateful for the way my career has been taking very different paths. I’ve always had the opportunity to do various things and that’s what keeps me in love with what I do. These 11 years were interesting. I did my first show [musical drama television series “Smash”] that lasted only two years, but I was able to sing, dance and act and I played a sweet and innocent character. Now I’m playing a single mother, who has to be strong. This is a show about procedures, but it’s a lot of fun. I’ve been able to try some comedy and drama. Shows like “Scorpion” are ignored by critics, but they are successful. And I’m very lucky to be able to do all this. – Read more at Metro
David Archuleta explains Social Media Break
The American Idol season 7 runner up is concerned he was becoming too obsessed with likes and RTs. One surefire way to get those likes–post a photo of a dog with sunglasses. Heh. His pup is a cutie.
This is Bentley. How does she look with my glasses? ? Some of you may have noticed that I took a few weeks off from social media. ? It was extremely helpful and allowed me to get a better understanding of myself and where I am at in life. It's so easy to get caught up in thinking about whether every moment in my life would be pleasing to everyone. Sometimes I get caught up to see if I am having enough interesting moments and witty remarks that will catch enough attention from people. I start rating my self-worth and how good my life is based on if someone chooses to look at my picture and like it or not who after 1 1/2 seconds most likely moves onto thinking about something else and looking at other photos and comments. I feel like I get caught up and obsessed with seeing if they approve or not the moment with comments and believe their comments and likes suddenly determine whether my life is great or not for where I am or what I am doing in the photo. It interferes with me being in the moment and enjoying where I'm at both physically and with my mindset, because I feel like I have to keep finding moments that will get enough people to look and "like." I may try to take more time without the temptation of social media and seeing how many likes I can get from a thought, picture, or video, and I would encourage you all to do the same and see what things you can learn about yourself that you may have forgotten while trying to get others' approval. I will make sure to post more though and find the balance of sharing without caring too much. Haha. I guess it is a pull and tug that we all face throughout our lifetimes—not worrying what others think about us and letting that form our identity while having the courage to share what we learn and who we are. Know that a new song will be coming out in just a short time, and I'm so excited to share it with you! I will keep you all posted. ?? #dog #time #socialmediabreak
Lauren Alaina interview (Cobb Energy 2/24) – Despite being in the business as long as she has, she didn’t find the ACM nomination problematic since “Road Less Traveled” is her first genuine radio hit, something she learned her first go around when her previous five singles failed to broach the top 25. “All of a sudden, my music has blown up,” she said. “I’m very excited. I’ve been waiting six years. I’ve gotten the call five times, ‘We decided not to work the single anymore.’ I’m happy I haven’t gotten that call this time.” While many would say she had “instant” success with “Idol,” she certainly doesn’t see it that way given the difficulties she faced. – Read more at AJC
The Voice Coaches Open Up About Their Tight Bond — and Gwen Reveals Why She’s Jealous of Adam (Hint: It Involves Blake Shelton) – After 12 seasons on The Voice together, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine have formed an unbreakable bond. “I remember when I saw him at the meeting at NBC, I was instantly very taken by him ’cause he was definitely not your typical country artist,” Levine told PEOPLE recently on set of NBC’s hit singing competition show. “He was not a cookie-cutter guy, and the second we met, we were friends. All of the bulls— that we do comes from a place of love.” Alicia Keys — who’s back as a coach for her second season — was also pleasantly surprised by Shelton. “I like him so much,” says the singer. “I mean, I didn’t think I was gonna not like you, but I didn’t expect to like you. You’re a cool guy!” – Read more at People
Blake Shelton is dead set on winning ‘The Voice’ – Sometimes it’s the tone of a singer’s voice. Other times, it’s respect. Shelton will hit his red button to block the other “coaches.” And he won’t let fellow coaches Adam Levine, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys snap up a fellow country singer without a fight. “That drives me nuts,” said Shelton, seated on an overstuffed leather sofa in his dressing room on set at “The Voice.” “There’s no way that I’m going to let them experiment around with what I know this person needs. The other thing is, ‘Wait a minute … you’re treading on my turf. The competition is going to start right now.’ ” – Read more at the Tennessean
As seen on TV: Alex & Sierra rose to stardom through music competition show – “I’m pretty OK at playing guitar and beatboxing,” he says with a laugh. “We try to help each other out. Sometimes we go into the studio with an idea. The thing we enjoy is keeping the vibe relaxed.” Deaton says that each song is personal. “We don’t see anything as too personal,” she says. “It’s important for us to be as honest as we can be with our music.” When the duo look for inspiration for music, Kinsey says he’s exhausted all of Jason Mraz’s songs. – Read more at ABQJournal
Ryan Seacrest Talks AGT on Ellen
Ryan Seacrest says he hasn’t been asked to host America’s Got Talent. When Ellen asked if he’d do it, he played coy. “I haven’t really thought about it. I never thought the stars would, and they probably would never align, for the two of us to work back together. But, that would be entertaining.”