Headlines: Ryan Seacrest Bullied as a Kid, How Jimmie Allen Got Discovered

Ryan Seacrest Says Being Teased – for His Weight as a Child Influences His Diet as an Adult – The television personality, 47, reflected on how not being “in the greatest of shape” as a kid still haunts him, and how it altered his current relationship with food. “I was teased for it, and I will always see that little boy when I look in the mirror,” he explained on Monday’s Live with Kelly and Ryan. “I cannot get past it, I’ve talked to our experts about it, but for some reason, I just cannot see that guy.” Seacrest went on to explain how two experiences— swimming in a T-shirt and being given charley horses on the school bus — were especially difficult to overcome. – Read more at People

Michael J. Woodard announces new single – Despite problems finding a manager, the American Idol season 18 alum will release his third single “Show Some Teeth” on February 11.


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Jimmie Allen on How He Got Discovered & His Family Life – Jimmie Allen has a lot going on recently from touring, a new children’s book, and of course new music. He stopped by The Bobby Bones Show to share stories with fellow country artists, and his family life. – Read more at BabbyBones.iheart.com

Small Town to American Idol with Caleb Lee Hutchinson – We got to hear stories of his start in Georgia bars, making his way through the ranks, his time on American Idol, Luke Bryan run ins, his ambitions, upcoming shows, and more. – Listen to the podcast at appalachianpodcast.org

Family Tradition: EmiSunshine’s Musical Roots Run Four Generations Deep – When Americana singer-songwriter and former American Idol hopeful EmiSunshine collaborates with kinfolks, she follows a multi-generational lead while utilizing vocal talents first discovered by her grandmother and great grandmother. The musical family’s run in East Tennessee dates back to at least the career of Emi’s paternal great grandmother, Wanda White Mathews. Shortly after Emi was born in 2004, her grandmother and great grandmother began harmonizing with a fourth generation talent. “Grandma and my mother taught Emi to sing when she was very young,” Randall said. “I can remember at nine months she’s cooing these little, perfect tones. I’m just like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s such a pure note. This child may be able to sing someday.’ So her grandma and great grandma would gather around the bassinet and harmonize with her cooing. I’m sure my dad is the one that’s got audio of that.” – Read more at WideOpenCountry

Iman Shumpert and ‘Dancing With the Stars’ cast perform on ‘GMA’

Derek Hough Dances With Compton Girls Team Performing At The Super Bowl – DWTS’ Derek Hough guest hosted The Kelly Clarkson Show on Monday (Jan 31). The episode featured The Divas of Compton, quarter-finalists from America’s Got Talent 2020. After an interview, Derek danced with two of the troup’s young members.

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