Headlines: Taylor Swift Gifts to Adam Lambert, Jennifer Hudson, Simon Cowell Talks 1D

How to Watch Joe Biden’s Star-Studded ‘Celebration For Change’ Fundraiser – Whether you’re obsessively listening to Taylor Swift’s new Folklore album or reveling in finally getting to watch some baseball this weekend, surely you have time on Sunday night (July 26) to devote a couple hours to presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s star-packed virtual fundraiser “Celebration for Change.” The socially-distanced grassroots event, which will be hosted by Jay Leno, is slated to feature appearances from John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Barbra Streisand, Dave Matthews, Adam Lambert and Andra Day, among many others. Slated to kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET., it will be hosted here with attendance prices ranging from $15 to $25 (friend), $50 (guest) and up to $500 (sponsor) and $1,000 (champion). – Read more at Billboard

Taylor Swift’s Surprise Album Folklore is out, and she’s presenting comfy sweaters to her pals.

Jennifer Hudson worked with Taylor on The Voice, while Adam Lambert starred in her You Need to Calm Down music video.

American Idol finalist Louis Knight has a podcast

“Saturday at 12PM EST on Youtube. 1st episode of a special 4 part behind the scenes podcast series of my experience on idol! We chat about a lot that i’ve never talked about before so really excited for you to hear”

The Voice Winner Chevel Shepherd Discusses What She Loves About “The Letter” – New Mexico’s teen sensation Chevel Shepherd handily won the crown in Season 15 of NBC’s The Voice thanks to a positive mental attitude equated by sweet, rich voice that is beyond her 18 years. However, any carefree cheer that sold her to a studio audience of Voice fans is replaced by earnest contemplation on her heartfelt new song “The Letter.” Portrayed in her debut music video, premiering Friday, the song captures the feelings of a young girl who has lost her mother. “The lyric that really struck a chord with me is ‘keep looking up,’” Shepherd tells American Songwriter about the tune, written by Julie Wood and Kelly Collins. “It gives a sense of hope in the song whilst other parts are sad. A message of: look for the brighter things and look ahead towards the good. I immediately fell in love with this song as even though there’s sadness, there’s hope. I remember turning up the volume in the car and listening to it with my mom and both of us crying and in that moment we knew if we felt this way, there are so many families that may need this message in the face of grief.” – Read more at AmericanSongwriter

Simon Cowell on One Direction’s Secret History – Was it, in fact, Nicole Scherzinger who had the idea of putting them together? No, it was my idea. [Scherzinger has said that she came up with it.] It was her who suggested it on the show. Well, we’ll find the tapes; it was definitely me. I may have asked her to say it, but it was definitely my idea. Yes, I’m sure we got it on tape somewhere where I actually say, “You should say it.” (OMG LOL) So what did you see in these five people? A combination of everything: some particular people who I didn’t want to lose — Harry being one of them; the fact that the groups that year were actually pretty bad; there was actually a gap in the market for a group like them at that particular moment; and then doing what I always do since I’ve run a record label — you have to rely on your gut instinct sometimes to make this decision. And I’ve done this many times and had a lot of success putting groups together. When the five of them walked out onstage I had to make the decision: “Do I bring four back? Do I bring five back?” And it literally took me 15 minutes to get it sorted. – Read more at Rolling Stone

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