Ace Young, Sonia Rockwell Among Actors Heading to TV & Film – New movie entitled ‘Clinton Road’ has signed on actors Ace Young (American Idol, Broadway’s Grease & Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Vincent Young (Beverly Hills 90210), Bo Dietl (New York City Police Department detective) and Vincent Pastore (from the hit HBO series The Sopranos). The film has also signed on producer, iconic actor Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street) and hired director Steve Stanulis (former NYPD officer). Filming begins in August in NYC. The film is about a real life haunted road deep within the New Jersey pine barren woods is investigated by a gang of bold teenagers who discover themselves stranded, scrambling against a sadistic satanic occult. – Read more at Broadway World
Gilman, ‘The Voice’ star, to lead Westerly-Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade – Singing sensation Billy Gilman, the hometown hero and Hope Valley native who rose through the ranks to become runner-up in Season 11 of NBC’s popular singing competition, “The Voice,” has been named grand marshal of the Westerly-Pawcatuck Columbus Day Parade. “Everyone is thrilled with the choice,” said Joseph H. Potter, president of the parade’s permanent committee. “We’re all very excited.” – Read more at The Westerly Sun
Did Katy Perry ask drag queens to work for free? – Drag queen Vicky Vox claims Katy Perry refused to pay drag queens to appear in one of her upcoming music videos. On Tuesday, Vox called out an anonymous singer for “begging drag queens to do a music video for two days with no pay, they own costumes and all.” Vox continued, “It wasn’t until we all said NOPE … that they said maybe there might be some budget. But they’ll get back to us tomorrow? No, f—k this. You need to know today, you stressed that. Do you think we just like to prance around for sugarplum dreams? Bitch, THIS IS F—KING WORK.” A rep for Perry, who recently boasted about her huge “American Idol” payday, told Page Six, “There is no truth to this.” – Read more at PageSix
Fifth Harmony’s Lawyer on Setting the Group Free: ‘They Own Their Brand Now’ – Lawyer Dina LaPolt works with Britney Spears, Steven Tyler and since, 2015, Billboard cover stars Fifth Harmony, which she helped take control of its contracts and creativity. Is this the first album of many from the four-person 5H or the last one before they all go solo? It’s whatever they want. They own their brand now. The things they want individually and as a group are not mutually exclusive. Look at Steven Tyler, who has a huge solo career but at the same time, a huge band he has been in for 45 years. You can have it all, baby. This is America! – Read more at Billboard
Musicians Who Got Political: The Rocky Road From The Stage to Public Office – Clay Aiken. A musician, politician, activist, actor, author, and television personality – Clay Aiken can seemingly do anything life throws at him. At only 38, the American Idol star is still exploring his career options. In 2014, he ran for Congress in North Carolina’s 2nd congressional district and went as far as winning the Democratic Primary.
Did he win? No, he was not an idol of choice for the voters. Where is he now? Performing and discussing his political opinions on TV. – Read more at Billboard