Headlines: Maroon 5 booted from Touring China?

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Maroon 5 Tour Dates in China Canceled: Report – Billboard is reporting that Maroon 5 tour dates in China that were scheduled for September 2015 have reportedly been called off, according to various news outlets. Time Out Beijing wrote the following about the band’s tour date in its city: “We hear musings about Maroon 5 being prevented from performing by our political friends up above.” Speculation is that a now deleted tweet from band member Jesse Carmichael read: “Happy Birthday America (and The Dalai Lama too) sang happy birthday to his holiness today,” followed by a link to an Instagram photo. Apparently, the band member attended an 80th birthday celebration for the spiritual leader. Other musicians have been restricted from touring in China due to connections to the Dalai Lama. Read more at Billboard

Jax is back in Jersey with the ‘American Idol’ tour – Jax chats with her hometown paper about the American Idol Live tour. “Rehearsals were stressful ’cause Nick was not there until the very last day,” Jax said from the tour bus she shares with her “Idol” family. “He rehearsed earlier with the band, so we didn’t get any time to rehearse with Nick. It was just the four of us trying to catch things up.” Also, it appears she has a deal with her favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. Read more at My Central New Jersey

Jordin Sparks Talks Finding Love With Sage the Gemini and Her Years-in-the-Making New AlbumJordin Sparks continues her promo tour. She talks to E News about the growing up she’s done since her last album in 2009, and her new boyfriend, Sage the Gemini. “Nineteen to 25 is a pretty big growth spurt and I’ve been able to grow, learn, and experiment with different parts of my voice, and I feel like people will really get to hear that on this album.” – Read more at E News.

Kelly Clarkson Takes her Family to the Museum

Kelly Clarkson took her family to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City while she was there for a 2 day stint at Radio City Music Hall

Rumer Willis Heading to Broadway to Play Chicago’s Roxie Hart! – Dancing with the Stars winner, Rumer Willis, has been cast to play Roxie Heart in the Broadway production of Chicago. She begins her 8 week limited engagement on August 18. Read more at US Magazine

Meanwhile...a 21 year old dead man was found floating in her mother, Demi’s, swimming pool on Saturday – US Magazine.

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