Headlines: David Cook Big Slick, Jay Copeland with Patti Labelle

Coming to Kansas City Big Slick: ‘American Idol,’ ‘Boondocks,’ ‘Dawson’s Creek’ stars – “American Idol” winner David Cook, a native of Blue Springs, will make his fourth appearance. Also returning are comedian Sara Tiana and TV stars James Van Der Beek (“Dawson’s Creek” and “CSI:Cyber”) and Dylan Baker (“Hunters,” “Homeland” and “The Good Wife.”) The events are spread over two days, with a June 24 softball game at Kauffman Stadium and a June 25 party and auction at the T-Mobile Center. Hometown hosts Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Eric Stonestreet, Rob Riggle and David Koechner bring celebrity pals with them every year to help raise money for Children’s Mercy. Organizers are announcing the guests for this year’s 13th event a few names at a time this week. – Read more at KansasCity.com

American Idol Top 7 singer Jay Copeland to Open for Patti Labelle

“COMPLETELY HONORED TO BE THE OPENING ACT FOR MS. PATTI LABELLE NEXT WEEK.” writes Jay on Instagram. Ha ha Jay forget to post where it was! Had to look it up. The concert begins at 7 pm on June 22 at the Freeman Arts Pavilion in Selbyville, Delaware.


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Jennifer Hudson Reacts after earning EGOT status

American Idol season 3 alum Jennifer Hudson posted a video of herself and friends right after A Strange Loop won the Tony for Best Musical. A producer of the show, Jennifer’s Tony, along with her Emmy, Grammy and Oscar earned her the rare EGOT Status. Jennifer wrote on social media: “I am overwhelmed by all the outpouring of love and support that I am Still receiving and I’m still processing this whole new ground . What an honor ! Thank u all for being with me on this journey. I could not live this life without u. Like I said when I won my Oscar , look what God can do. Well He did it again !”


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Leah Remini Explains Why She Makes Sense on SYTYCD’s Judging Panel: ‘I Dance Every Day’ – Leah Remini may not be a professional dancer, but there’s a reason she was selected to fill the judges seat on So You Think You Can Dance. “Makes sense, why wouldn’t I be judging!” the King of Queens alum — who takes her seat on the judging panel for the first time on Wednesday night — told Entertainment Tonight. “I love dancing, I love dancers, I love dance shows, I love artists. I got a dance studio.” “People don’t know that I dance every day, but that doesn’t matter. I’m not trying to, like, make myself like, ‘Oh duh, I’m a dancer, I should be a judge,'” she added. “I’m not a dancer, but I’m a fan of the show. I love dance.” – Read more at People

Leah Remini Opens Up About Joining ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges’ Table – Cat Deeley, who’s been host of SYTYCD since its inception, praised the addition of Remini, saying she’s able to evaluate the dancers’ performances from an everyday perspective. “She’s brilliant, like straight away. It’s one of those things where we need somebody who is like everybody who sits on the couch at home,” Deeley said. “I love their dances, don’t get me wrong, but I’m not a dancer so we need somebody like that who can break it down for us and who can be that person that sat on the couch and thought, ‘Oh, that didn’t quite ring true for me. Why is that?’ Then it opens up the conversation.” – Read more at ETOnline

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