Alabama Bicentennial: Dennis Edwards, Ruben Studdard, Bo Bice on lineup for concert in Birmingham – Birmingham will launch its celebration of the Alabama Bicentennial with an Oct. 27 concert that includes the Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards and “American Idol’ winner Ruben Studdard. “Idol” runner-up Bo Bice, original “Dreamgirls” star Jennifer Holliday and a 50-piece orchestra led by Henry Panion III also are on the lineup for the event at the Lyric Theatre, 1800 Third Ave. North. – Read more at AL.com
Jennifer Hudson Shares Her ‘The Voice’ Coaching Strategy – The student is now the teacher: After breaking out on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson will make her coaching debut on The Voice on Sept. 25. The R&B star lists the skills that make her red chair swivel. – Read more at Billboard
Kelly Clarkson Talks Coaching ‘The Voice’ At MixFest
We caught up with Kelly Clarkson backstage at MixFest, and the singer opened up about her upcoming coaching gig on NBC’s The Voice. “I think if it were me trying out and taking advice from someone who had actually been in my shoes, it would make me feel better,” Clarkson revealed.
Producers Discover Idol Hopeful Playing at Bar – A 25 year old musician happened to be playing in the right place at the right time last weekend during American Idol auditions in Rapid City. Aaron Vidal, was performing at a local wine bar when he was “discovered” by Idol casting producers. Vidal is a News Producer here at Black Hills Fox, but his passion has always been music. He’s been performing throughout the Black Hills for about a decade. He wasn’t planning to go to Auditions…but that all changed when producers heard him singing Saturday night, asked to talk to him, and the rest is a bit like a movie script. – Read more at BlackHillsFox
Rihanna Reveals If She Would Ever Do ‘American Idol’
If she were really bored, she says…
Jordin Sparks, Tori Kelly, Leah LaBelle and JoJo Join Forces
New girl group? Heh.
Nick Hagelin Cute Gender Reveal Video!
Nick Hagelin competed on The Voice season 10 on Team Pharrell and Team Christina. The son Bash, who was born with a rare disability Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, makes the announcement.
— Nick Hagelin (@nickhagelin) September 17, 2017
Kellie Pickler, Ben Aaron bring Faith Hill’s talk show to life – Country singer Kellie Picker never dreamed she would host her own lifestyle and entertainment talk show. For New York City-based media personality Ben Aaron, that was his dream gig. Pickler’s North Carolina accent is pronounced — sometimes so much so that Aaron struggles to understand her. And, his sharp wit can be extra pointy. Hopes are high that the pair’s differences make for good TV. – Read more at The Tennessean
Kellie Pickler Dishes on New Talk-Show, Music Plans & Having Faith Hill as a Boss – “The whole crew and staff — everyone from the script writers to Faith Hill as an executive producer — is amazing,” she says with a smile. “She’s such a creative woman and an amazing boss. They’ve been working on it for about three years, and Ben and I came on board with it last year.” Taping in Nashville, Pickler & Ben will feature today’s top celebrities and tastemakers on entertaining, cooking, decorating, gardening and beauty. She says that the chemistry with Aaron was pretty instant. – Read more at Billboard
Dolly Parton Surprises Kellie Pickler on First Episode of Her New Talk Show — Watch! – Kellie Pickler got one heck of a surprise while filming the first episode of her new talk show, Pickler & Ben — and only ET has an exclusive clip! It was business as usual for the American Idol alum and her co-host, Ben Aaron, while filming their Nashville-based program, when Pickler’s idol, Dolly Parton, decided to stop by and say hello. “I’m on my way to see Kellie and Ben. They don’t know that I’m coming, unless they can smell me. She knows my perfume. She says she can smell me a mile away, but today, I’m hoping she don’t, because I’m going to walk in there and I’m going to surprise her,” Parton tells the camera while walking backstage. – See the Video at Entertainment Tonight
Carrie Underwood Only Works Out This Many Times a Week – “I used to work out six days a week,” she told E! “But now that’s a little rare, sometimes it’s one or two times a week and that just kind of has to be ok. And it is ok because whatever I’m doing that’s keeping me out of the gym is important.” – Read more at Eonline
Scotty McCreery Q&A – Q: Can we expect a full album soon? A: I go back the studio on Monday (September 18th) to finish it up. “Five More Minutes” is probably the favorite on record, there’s a song called “In Between” that I wrote the same week as “Five More Minutes.” Those have kind of been the one-two punch for me. I wrote them back in 2015 and I loved them so I’m excited to finally get that one out as well. – Read more at Suffolkvoice.net
Mark Ballas and Lindsey Stirling Reveal Their Biggest ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Competition – “It’s early to tell because we haven’t seen anyone dance yet and every season there is always one person that you wouldn’t expect and all of the sudden you’re like, ‘OK.’ On paper I would say Jordan [Fisher] is really great,” the series pro, 31, told Us Weekly exclusively at Planet Hollywood in New York City on Wednesday, September 6. “When I was doing Jersey Boys, he was in Hamilton and on my day off, I went to watch him.” – Read more at US Magazine
EXCLUSIVE: NFL Star Terrell Owens Hopes Fans Will Get to Know the Real ‘T.O.’: -Despite the fact that he’s one of the greatest wide receivers in league history, second only to Jerry Rice (who also competed on DWTS!) in career receiving yards, T.O. and his diehard fans believe that his tarnished image precedes his undeniable talent. Take, for instance, the fact that he’s never been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (though he’s been nominated again for the Class of 2018), something that doesn’t sit well with the 6’3″ football star. Or that for years he’s been slammed by sports critics as “arrogant and cocky” for his antics on the field and his highly publicized locker room disruptions: “I literally haven’t been able to get over that,” he says. – Read more at 9News
Debbie Gibson Opens Up About Her Lyme Disease in First DWTS Rehearsal Footage – Debbie Gibson is ready to take on the ballroom, but she admits her Lyme disease has gotten in the way of going full-out in rehearsals with her Dancing with the Stars partner Alan Bersten. “I feel wimpy. … Once upon a time I felt really robust and strong,” the singer, 47, says in a PEOPLE exclusive sneak peek at the pair’s rehearsal. – Read more at People
Mark Ballas Dishes on Returning to ‘DWTS,’ Admits He Wasn’t ‘Surprised’ By Julianne Hough’s Exit – The decision to return to Dancing With the Stars was an easy one for Mark Ballas once he knew who his partner was! ET’s Katie Krause caught up with the 31-year-old dancer and his wife, BC Jean, at the Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy party at Sunset Tower on Friday, where he opened up about partnering up with Lindsey Stirling. “Honestly it was timing,” Ballas confessed of deciding to return to DWTS after two seasons off. “Secondly, I knew that I was going to have Lindsey Stirling. She’s kind of been on my wish list for a minute, so that was a big part of it for me.” – Read more at Entertainment Tonight