Headlines: Ruben Studdard Audition Q&A, AXS Investigates Idol Vote Rigging

Ruben Studdard on board for ‘American Idol’ Zoom auditions in Alabama – Alabama’s Ruben Studdard, the iconic Season 2 winner of “Idol”, is set to participate in the audition process on Aug. 15. Studdard, a Birmingham resident, will be “joining hopefuls in the waiting room for Q&A, audition tips and more,” according to a press release. The virtual auditions — happening throughout the month and targeting all 50 states — are part of an “Idol Across America” series that basically takes the place of cattle-call auditions formerly held in cities across the country. – Read more at AL.com

AXS TV’s Hit Investigative Series “Music’s Greatest Mysteries” Returns with All-New Episodes Full of More Myths & Legends from Music Lore on August 24 at 8 P.M. ET – New Episodes Examine Whether or Not President Trump’s Secret Service Investigated Eminem, ‘American Idol’ Rigging Allegations, Pat Benatar’s Rock & Roll Love Story, Quiet Riot’s Possible Self-Sabotage, the True Story of ‘Achy Breaky Heart’ & More Other topics include American Idol’s rigging allegations and Pat Benatar’s ultimate rock & roll love story (Aug. 31); – Read more at Futon Critic.com

Tamyra Gray starring in Pittsburgh CLO’s ‘Sister Act’ – Season 1 “American Idol” contestant Tamyra Gray joins us to talk about starring as Sister Mary Clarence in the Pittsburgh CLO production of “Sister Act.”

Musician Maddie Zahm opens up about new EP, support from her hometown = It’s been a busy few years for Boise-native Maddie Zahm. The 24-year-old musician grew up in the Treasure Valley and is chasing her dreams in L.A. and gaining a massive social media following and millions of views on her newly-released music videos. “I still can’t believe that any of this is real,” Zahm said. “I feel like I’m dreaming most of the time.” It was her appearance on ABC’s American Idol that first brought us together but since then, the singer/songwriter set sails for L.A., lost more than 100 lbs, and came out as queer, writing about her revelations along the way. Her EP comes out on August 12. – Read more at KIVITV.com

I’m Pregnant!!! ‘Joy Has Filled Our Home and Hearts Again’ – Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have a new baby on the way, and though Chrissy says she’s still nervous with each doctor appointment … so far, everything is “perfect and beautiful.” Teigen took to Instagram Wednesday to show off her baby bump and announce the news, writing, “The last few years have been a blur of emotions to say the least, but joy has filled our home and hearts again. 1 billion shots later (in the leg lately, as u can see!) we have another on the way.” It was in September 2020 when tragedy struck Chrissy and John’s family, losing their son Jack to complications during Chrissy’s pregnancy. – Read more at TMZ

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