Headlines: Scotty McCreery Family Feud, Diana DeGarmo Joins LGBTQ Drama

Morgan Fairchild to Lead LGBTQ TV Drama ‘Mélange’ (EXCLUSIVE) – Morgan Fairchild has been tapped to play the lead role in a new serialized drama called “Mélange,” Variety learned exclusively. The half-hour series will center on the fight over the ownership of an historic New York City gay bar, Mélange, after its proprietor has suddenly and mysteriously died. It will explore themes of sexuality, immigration, addiction, power, and inclusion. The ensemble cast include talent from television, Broadway, reality TV, and social media. It will also mark the American TV debut of Omar Sharif Jr, grandson of the legendary Omar Sharif. No network is currently attached. – Read more at Variety

Watch Scotty McCreery and His Clan on Family Feud Tonight

TV tonight: ‘iHeartCountry Festival’ brings the stars out – Time to get your twang on. Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Sugarland, Maren Morris and many more perform during the festival filmed in Austin, Texas. Also featured: behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the artists, as well as guest appearances by Gavin DeGraw, Jana Kramer, Sam Palladio, Josh Henderson, Danielle Bradbery, Ryan Hurd and cast members from “The Gifted.” The two-hour special is hosted by radio personality Bobby Bones and actress Candace Cameron Bure – Read more at Mercury News

An American Idol Story: MADDIE POPPE (E8)

Maddie Poppe at the RDMAs

Kelly Clarkson Minute + a Glass of Wine (US Open)

Kelly talks about her upcoming US Open gig.

‘American Idol’ Alum Lauren Alaina Says Wedding Planning With Fiance Alex Hopkins ‘Seems Nearly Impossible’ – Lauren Alaina and fiance Alex Hopkins dated for six years before sealing the deal with an engagement, and now the American Idol alum is taking her time planning her trip down the aisle. “I’m so busy. We haven’t picked a date or anything yet,” the 23-year-old songstress exclusively told Us Weekly on Thursday, August 2, of wedding plans. “I think it will probably be a long engagement. We’re just in a place in our lives where we’re really busy, so getting on top of that seems nearly impossible.” – Read more at US Magazine

Who I Am: Chris Daughtry On Batman, ‘American Idol’ And Fatherhood – I did “I Put A Spell On You,” CCR’s version, as my first audition song on American Idol, out in the open field in Denver Broncos’ stadium. They would have five or six lines of people, you’d each walk up to your own respective producer and belt out a song, all at the same time. I remember being the loudest one out there, opening my mouth, singing that and I remember a lot of the producers stopped and turned my way. I didn’t know if that was because I was loud and obnoxious or onto something. It was a pretty unforgettable moment. – Read more at Forbes

Season 8 winner of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks, brings Hide Your Ghost tour to Calgary – Last year, he released the haunting, stripped-down Hide Your Ghost independently, an album he says is far more representative of the type of music he wants to play. “For A Good Storm I did a whole bunch of co-writing for that and the label wanted some other styles on the album,” says Fredericks. “That was one of the reasons why I went independent to create this album. I’ve written and produced this whole thing and definitely had way more freedom to produce the songs the way I wanted to.” “I mostly wanted to show my audiences what kind of musician I am,” he says. “That’s one of the things that didn’t get portrayed on the show or even A Good Storm album: my original work. I wanted to release something that could really show that and support it.” – Read more at CalgaryHerald.com

Jazz in the Pines returns to Idyllwild to bring the community together after the Cranston Fire – The blaze came dangerously close to the mountain campus and burned right up to the Main Stage in late July, forcing students from the renowned summer program to flee the flames and a backfire was lit to defend the school. Now, with evacuation orders lifted, the Idyllwild Arts is back in business and Jazz in the Pines will go on Aug. 10-12 as planned. Idlyllwild native and former Idyllwild Arts student Casey Abrams along with his fellow “American Idol” contestant Haley Reinhart will hit the Main Stage on Sunday. – Read more at Pe.com

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