Headlines: David Archuleta to Judge Vocal Competition, Harry Styles Will Take it All Off

David Archuleta to judge local singers during “The Vocalist” competition in August – Aspiring singers now have the chance to audition for singer/songwriter David Archuleta via the annual Fall River Rural Electric “The Vocalist” competition. Any singer, age 12 and up — and from anywhere — is invited to audition for the event from now through 10 p.m., May 7, by logging on to the competition’s website at vocalistusa.com. Singers may register there and upload a video of themselves singing two, two-minute a cappella (without accompaniment) tunes of any genre. From there, Archuleta and fellow judges will review the entries and decide who will move on to the next stage of the competition. That will be held on Aug. 8 and Aug. 9 in Afton, Wyoming, during the Lincoln County Fair. The competition’s champ will receive $10,000 in award money. – Read more at Rexburg Standard Journal

We Will, We Will Shock You! Unlikely pals Adam Lambert, Chris Moyles and Boy George enjoy fun night out at London’s Nobu – Boy George, Adam Lambert and Chris Moyles all looked in good spirits as they went for a meal together on Wednesday. The unlikely pals were joined by a few other friends when they went for a bite to eat at Nobu restaurant in London. Known for his eye-catching fashion sense, Boy George, 59, opted for a more laid back look for the outing as he sported a black coat and matching shirt. – Read more at DailyMail.co.uk

‘Idol’s’ Everhart starting band – Gluckstadt’s Hannah Everhart, who was recently eliminated from “American Idol” after reaching the Top 24, said her musical journey has only just begun. The young singer is already putting together a band and she also hopes to do studio recordings and get her music produced in the near future.“‘American Idol’ gave me a huge platform,” Everhart said. “Even though I’m still getting a band together and just starting with my gigs, I’m not starting entirely from ground zero. After seeing me on the show, people know to look for my name and see when I’m putting new music out.” Everhart said being on “American Idol” was a learning experience. – Read more at OnlineMadison.com

Harry Styles to go nude for sex scenes as he plays gay policeman in new movie – Harry Styles is set to strip off as he takes up his role as gay policeman Tim Burgess in new movie My Policeman. The One Direction hitmaker, 27, is reportedly set to shoot scenes in which he will be seen having sex with co-star David Dawson – who has been cast as Harry’s love interest, named Patrick, in the movie. An insider has told that Harry is going to be naked and is not shying away from the scenes as he is “really excited about the challenge.” “Harry will be having sex on screen and they want it to look as real as possible,” a source shared with The Sun. They detailed that film bosses plan to film two sex scenes between Harry and David and another where the boyband heartthrob will be “naked on his own.” – Read more at Mirror.co.uk

Simon Fuller, Verizon Debut Stunning ‘Serengeti River Crossing’ VR Film on Oculus – Verizon and entertainment mogul Simon Fuller released “Serengeti River Crossing,” a dramatic VR nature film designed to showcase what’s possible in a next-gen 5G media experiences. Timed for Earth Day 2021, the eight-minute virtual-reality experience takes viewers inside the east African ecosystem — following the largest mass migration of animals on the planet, as millions of wildebeest and zebra cross the treacherous currents of Africa’s Mara River. The free VR film launches worldwide exclusively on Facebook’s Oculus platform Thursday (April 22). More info is on the Oculus website at this link. (Watch the trailer above or at this link.) – Read more at Variety.com

Hollywood Docket: Ponzi Scheme Investor Suit; ‘MacGyver’ Profits Trial, ‘American Idol’ Injury – A California appeals court says the American Idol contestant agreement is not unconscionable. The context for the decision on April 20 is a 14th season contestant whose ear drum was injured by in-ear equipment on set. Unfortunately for him, he signed a liability release. While he argued for the unconsionability of the agreement because it was a “take-it-or-leave-it” deal, the appellate judges say he had weeks to review, could have taken it to an attorney for advice, that his participation in the show didn’t involve public policy to the extent alleged negligence couldn’t be excused by contract, and so on. Here’s the full ruling. – Read more at Hollywood Reporter

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