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‘America’s Got Talent’ Star Jayna Brown on Stunning ‘Rise Up’ Performance – “I’ve been a One Direction fan ever since 2010 when my mom showed me them performing on The X Factor,” the Baltimore teen recalls, noting that their song “Clouds” has been on repeat for her lately. “It was a really amazing experience having Louis press the Golden Buzzer. After the confetti was raining down and the whole stage was glowing gold, I ran down and he said, ‘Well done, well done.’ I was freaking out. It was high praise coming from someone like him, especially since he had been on a competition like this before.” Though she didn’t get to speak with Tomlinson much before or after her time onstage, Brown is thankful for the quick post-performance interaction they had. “If I had any more time with him, I probably would have passed out,” she says with a laugh. – Read more at RollingStone.com

Children with diabetes enjoy concert by Crystal Bowersox – Crystal Bowersox performed Friday at the Diabetes Youth Services Little Shots Day Camp at Olander Park in Sylvania. The camp is for children with Type 1 diabetes. Ms. Bowersox, who has diabetes and attended the camp when she was a child, is making stops at diabetes camps and events nationwide this month as part of her role as a diabetes ambassador for Lilly Diabetes. – See the Photo at Toledo Blade

Bachelor Ben Higgins is not running for office – Despite an announcement on Wednesday that the most recent star of ABC’s hit show The Bachelor would be facing off in the Denver state House district against Democratic Rep. Dan Pabon (R), the second-ranking member of the House, Higgins withdrew his candidacy on Friday. “I regret that I must withdraw my candidacy,” he said in statement. “Despite my best efforts to pursue this opportunity in good faith, I recently received information that has made such a pursuit unworkable. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I will not be able to move forward as a candidate. I find solace in knowing that our intentions and actions have been fair and sincere. I entered into this endeavor wanting to bring positive change to my community, and it is with that same spirit that I will move forward, albeit on a different path.” – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

‘The Bachelorette’ Villain Chad Takes Aim at Frontrunner Jordan: “The Guy Is Just Full of S—” – “I mean the guy is just full of shit,” Chad tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I know within two seconds what somebody wants to do with things. And that dude just showed up trying to put on a show.”
The Chad vs. Jordan rivalry climaxed during Chad’s last day on The Bachelorette when he threatened to hunt him down. “You think this is a show and you think you’re safe for now, but one day this ends, and when I go home,” the luxury real estate agent said to the former professional football player, “You think I can’t find you?” When asked if JoJo would be making a mistake if she ends up with Jordan, Chad stuck to being skeptical. “Depends on what a mistake is,” he says. “Are they looking to get endorsements and play it out for eight to nine months, or are they looking to have an actual relationship?” – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

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