Headlines: Simon Cowell Set for Dance Show, DWTS Pros Marry

Simon Cowell’s Syco to produce its first show for the BBC – Simon Cowell’s entertainment company is teaming up with the BBC for the first time for a new dance contest. Saturday night talent show The Greatest Dancer is being produced by Syco, which is behind ITV hits The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, and Thames. It will see dancers from all different genres compete for the title of the best dancer in the UK. The show could see former X Factor judge Cheryl return to prime-time TV after taking part in the pilot. – Read more at BBC

INTERVIEW: David Cook Embraces a Shorter Story, Explores a New Stage – “I think after the last record, Digital Vein, I felt like I needed a new challenge,” Cook explains during my recent conversation with him. “I didn’t want to get to the point where my records felt like paint-by-number. And I was thinking ‘okay, how can I attack that? What are some things I could do?’ At the time, I was kind of orbiting around the first Halsey record, Badlands, and I love some of the textures on [it]. I loved how dark that record is. At the same time, listening to Howard Stern [laughs], I found this artist Aurora and a song called ‘Running with the Wolves.’ It kind of fell into the same vein, a dark pop song.” – Read more at Albumism

Scotty McCreery talks new album, home, and returning to ‘American Idol’ – The 24-year-old is doing something he’s not yet done with an album: co-writing all of its tracks. “For me, when we sat down and looked at the hundreds of songs we had that were pitched to us or songs we wrote … just where I was at in life and the things I’ve been through, I felt like the fans needed to hear it straight from me,” McCreery confessed. – Read more at ABC11.com

Interview: Danielle Bradbery discusses her first trip to the UK and the stories behind her new songs – As well as performing all over The O2 in London, Bradbery also supported Midland at their debut headline show at Omeara. Anticipation for her first UK performances was high and it’s safe to say she definitely didn’t disappoint. Following on from our chat last year, I caught up with Danielle while she was in London to discuss her first time in the UK, find out the meanings behind some of the songs on her latest album I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, and talk about her passionate fans. – Read more at Entertainment-Focus

‘Motown’ star comes full circle as Diana Ross – When she was a young girl growing up with parents who were singers, Trenyce and her family tried to make household cleaning more fun by singing Motown hits by Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, The Temptations and Diana Ross and the Supremes while they worked. “We sang them all,” she said. And she’s singing them again as Diana Ross in the national touring production of “Motown: the Musical,” which opens Tuesday at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall — only now she gets paid for it. – Read more at Herald Tribune

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Dancing With the Stars’ Emma Slater and Sasha Farber Are Married – After getting engaged on live TV, Dancing With the Stars pros Emma Slater and Sasha Farber are married! The dancers exchanged vows at Bella Blanca Event Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, but prior to that they took “first look” pics at the Houdini Estate in Laurel Canyon, reports Us Weekly. Keo Motsepe, Sharna Burgess, Julianne Hough and husband Brooks Laich, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Drew Scott, and Cheryl Burke were just some of the wedding guests. – Read more at EOnline

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