The American Idol Live tour heads to Louisville, KY. The last tour date is tomorrow night in Nashville!
Fantasia: In it for the long haul – “This album is completely different, in that it’s my baby, my vision,” Fantasia, 29, says in a phone interview from her home in Charlotte, N.C. “I’ve been in the game for 10 years now and I look at everything in such a different way.” – Read more at The Orlando Sentinel
‘Idol’ Alum Danny Gokey’s Autobiography Due in October – This fall, Danny Gokey can now add another title to his list of accomplishments: author. The American Idol alum will release his first book, Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments. Gokey collaborated with Ben Stroup on the book, to be published by NavPress. The autobiography will be available on Oct. 1, both in print and digital formats. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
Scotty McCreery to show off reasons for his success – Many people moan and groan about how poorly “American Idol” winners do in the real world. But when they do well, they hit it big. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks and Fantasia are good examples. And those who didn’t win also have had big careers — Chris Daughtry, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson and Adam Lambert. So how does 10th-season winner Scotty McCreery stack up?
Very well, as it turns out. – Read more at PhillyBurbs.com
Daughtry Gearing Up For their Next Album
— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) August 30, 2013
Simon Cowell feels like the “proud daddy” of the reinvigorated X Factor – Music impresario Cowell said he was hugely impressed by the efforts made to reinvigorate the show, which flopped in the ratings last year. Producers have brought back the audition room and introduced a brutal game of musical chairs into the boot camp stage. They have also done away with the endless sob stories and let the show be all about the singing. He said: “It would be so easy after 10 years of X Factor to get lazy and make the same show again. These changes feel fresh and fantastic. “Once again I feel like a proud Daddy.” X Factor UK premieres tomorrow! Mateja will be covering it here, as always! – Read more at Mirror.co.uk
Simon Cowell & Lauren Silverman: Italian Dinner Duo – Taking a break from their busy lives, Simon Cowell took his girlfriend Lauren Silverman on a romantic dinner date in London, England on Thursday (August 29). The “X Factor” hunk treated his soon-to-be-babymama to a delicious meal at the Scalini Italian restaurant in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood, and there were plenty of public displays of affection along the way.
More photos at Gossip Center
Adam Levine’s Fiance Snaps Scary Photo
Adam Levine’s finance, Behati Prinsloo, instagrammed a photo with this caption, “70’s porn called. It wants it’s vibe back. Immediately.” Sorry! I know you’ll probably never unsee that.
Travis Wall on Emmy Nom & ‘SYTYCD’ As Live Therapy – As a result of his groundbreaking work, Wall has earned three Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography, and this year, all the nominees in his category — Derek Hough & Allison Holker, Warren Carlyle, Sonya Tayeh, Mandy Moore and Napoleon Dumo & Tabitha Dumo — will combine their tremendous gifts to create a routine for the Emmy stage! I caught up with Wall to talk about his accomplishments on the current SYTYCD season and find out what it means to be an Emmy nominee! – Entertainment Tonight