Idol Headlines for 8/29/13

Which house guest will leave Big Brother 15 tonight? Join our live blog at 9/8c CBS. Project Runway airs at 9/8c pm Lifetime.

The American Idol Live tour heads to the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH.

Allison Iraheta announces the debut single of her new band, Halo Circus


Erika Van Pelt Hosts SCORPION IDOL at Foxwoods’ Scorpion Bar, Now thru 10/23 – WHAT: The Scorpion Bar at Foxwoods Resort Casino has announced the formation of “Scorpion Idol,” a three month-long karaoke contest that will be hosted by American Idol top-ten finisher, Erika Van Pelt, and DJ JKrak. – Read more at

Erika has begun a Kickstarter campaign in order to crowdsource the funding of her debut album. Check it out HERE.

Nashville’s Kree Harrison is the latest in a wave of industry vets infiltrating the American Idol universe – American Idol has always depended on the myth of the virtuosic outsider — the young ingénue or hard-living roughneck who sings only in the shower (or in church), waiting to be discovered. But over the past couple of seasons, that ideal has slipped further and further into the rearview mirror. It seems the country is running low on hidden gems, and a distinct professionalization has taken place on Idol. – Read more at Nashville Scene

Kree Harrison Explains Why She and Kacey Musgraves are ‘Has-Beens’ – “It was the day after New Year’s Eve,” Harrison says, “and he said, ‘Man, y’all left the house yesterday looking like a bunch of movie stars, and came back this morning looking like a bunch of has-beens [Laughs].’” “So me and Kacey, and our friend Elice, we claim to be the next generation of ‘has-beens,’” Harrison explains. “… And we just say some ridiculous things, like, ‘About to Bes,’ or ‘Never Weres.’ It’s funny. But yeah, it has been an inside joke.” – Read more at Taste of Country

Jennifer Hudson sings on ‘Winnie Mandela’ soundtrack – Before you see Jennifer Hudson play Winnie Mandela on screen, you can hear her on the soundtrack. RCA Records announced Wednesday that it would release Winnie Mandela — Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Tuesday via all digital music providers. The album will feature Hudson, who plays the title role in the film, out Sept. 6, performing a new song called Bleed For Love — written by veteran hitmaker Diane Warren — with the Soweto Gospel Choir. – Read more at USA Today

Adam Lambert & Ed Sheeran: Night Out at Hooray Henry’s! – Adam Lambert flashes a smile as he arrives at Hooray Henry’s for a night out on Wednesday (August 28) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 31-year-old entertainer was joined by Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun, basketball player David Lee, and Francesca Eastwood at the recently opened nightclub. – Read more at Just Jared

Cassadee Pope Talks ‘Bad Memories’ That Inspired New Song – Breaking up is hard to do, especially if there are children involved. If anyone can relate to the pain endured from parents getting divorced, it’s season 3’s winner of The Voice, Cassadee Pope, whose new song, “11” was released on iTunes Tuesday. “They got married and started having kids really young, so I think things changed really quickly for them,” Pope tells PEOPLE about living through her parents’ split when she was 11. – Read more at People

Danielle Bradbery Talks ‘Voice,’ Coming Out of Her Comfort Zone, And Blake Shelton’s Support – Talk about a fairy tale come true: Danielle Bradbery’s story sounds so-over-the-top on paper that it’s almost cliche. A shy teenage girl with no prior vocal lessons and no stage experience finds herself auditioning for a wildly popular reality talent show, due to her mother signing her up behind her back. Said inexperienced girl goes on to wow the nation, win the whole shebang, and become the youngest-ever champion on NBC’s “The Voice.” “It kind of blows my mind too,” admits Team Blake’s latest pride and joy, with a smile. She explains that she really, honestly never did think she was going to win in the first place. More cliches? Possibly, but in Bradbery’s case there’s not even a whisper of insincerity in them. – See the Videos at Yahoo Music

Christina Aguilera Writes Long Love Letter to Fans – “I may get quiet at times, but when I do have something to say, I mean every word,” The Voice coach, 32, writes. “I decided to share my thoughts with you at length and tell you openly how I feel.” And how does she feel? Grateful, inspired, empathetic and fully at peace. – Read more at People

NBC ‘Million Second Quiz,’ with Ryan Seacrest hosting, an event-status game show – A giant hourglass structure being built on the rooftop of an abandoned Manhattan car dealership may look like Godzilla’s futuristic toy but instead represents NBC’s hope for the television event of the season. It’s the set for “The Million Second Quiz,” a prime-time competition with Ryan Seacrest as host that will play out over two weeks starting Sept. 9. Someone adept at trivia will win a $2 million prize on the Sept. 19 finale. More than a game, the event is a peek into the future of broadcast television. – Read more at Newsday

How So You Think You Can Dance’s all-stars made it reality TV’s great survivor – So You Think You Can Dance has never been a ratings juggernaut like its sister series American Idol, and like most reality TV competitions, its ratings have diminished over time. Once the novelty fades and the genre conventions become more evident, more people tune out. But SYTYCD remains the only place to see aspiring dancers compete on national television; America’s Best Dance Crew is off the air, Dancing With The Stars focuses on celebrities who do routines with seasoned ballroom dancers, and America’s Got Talent only has a few dancers among its competitors. Only SYTYCD features professional-grade choreography in a variety of dance styles, making it a sort of ambassador for the art form to the viewing public. – Read more at AV Club

Make a wish! Glee star Samuel Larsen celebrates turning 22 at British-themed Hollywood club Hooray Henry’s – He recently cut off all his dreads and is sporting a more mature look, now Samuel Larsen is officially a year older. The Glee star turned the ripe old age of 22 on Wednesday night at the Hollywood IT crowd’s newest hotspot in West Hollywood. Sam was the guest of honour at new British-themed club, Hooray Henry’s, on Wednesday night. – Read more at Daily Mail

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