Skylar Laine Needs Your Help – The American Idol season 11 alum is halfway to her kickstarter goal, with a little less than two weeks to go. She tweets, “Kickstarter is almost to $4,000 which is half way there! We have about 13 days left to reach the goal for my EP!” You can help her fund her next record at Kickstarter.
Clay Aiken will tour U.S. House District 2 over the next three weeks – Candidates for North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional seat are ramping up their campaigns in the last few weeks before Election day. Clay Aiken will hop a bus to tour U.S. House District 2 in an effort to spend more time meeting voters in his campaign to unseat Rep. Renee Ellmers. “Often times, folks living in smaller towns or rural areas don’t have the same opportunity to meet their candidates as those who live in larger cities,” Aiken said in a news release. “I’m running to represent everybody in the Second District, so visiting Vass and Franklinville is just as important to me as making stops in Pinehurst and Asheboro.” – Read more at Fay Observer
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood plan CMA laughs – “Carrie once again provided a huge spark for us by getting knocked up,” Wild says. “She gave us the greatest baby gift of all. … (The content) will be a balance of how much we want to go there vs. what she’ll put up with.” The show’s executive producer Robert Deaton says that while each artist has a separate career and brand outside of the CMA Awards, when they come together for the show, something entirely different happens. “Brad and Carrie are their own entity,” says Deaton. “That (combination) makes it unique. It’s Sonny and Cher.” – See the Video at USAToday
American Idol star Candice Glover takes lemon challenge – Beaufort High School students in LaRaine Fess’ class are trying to raise awareness about teen substance abuse and bullying. What they came up with is the Lemon Challenge. They hope it creates a dialogue similar to what the Ice Bucket Challenge did for the fundraising efforts of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. To see how it’s done, watch one star who has already committed, Candice Glover and her dancers.
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‘X Factor’ Winners Alex & Sierra Reveal How Jason Mraz Brought Them Together – When Alex and Sierra were asked about their dream collaboration with any artist, dead or alive, Sierra said, “there’s only one big answer.” Host Nancy Redd put their bond to the test and asked the couple to answer together, at the exact same time. “The Beatles,” they chimed in unison. The couple also shared that they have Jason Mraz, with whom the duo collaborated for their album, to thank for bringing them together. – See the Video at Huffington Post
Mat Franco, winner of America’s Got Talent, joins Terry Fator on stage – Season 9 winner of “America’s Got Talent,” magician Mat Franco, joined Las Vegas headliner and Season 2 winner Terry Fator on stage during Fator’s show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Franco used audience participation to perform a quick trick to the delight of the packed house which, judging by the loud cheers, was filled with fans that had been watching the show and rooting for Franco. – Read more at Las Vegas Informer
Ryan Murphy Spills on Scariest ‘Horror Story’ Yet, ‘Glee’s ‘Uplifting’ Ending and More! – Murphy’s other small screen baby, Glee is set to air its sixth and final season next year, and the showrunner promised ETonline that audiences will be extremely satisfied with the last leg of the journey. “We’ve really listened to what the fans want,” he said. “Everything that I’ve been reading from the last four years about what the fans want from Glee is what they’re going to get.” – Read more at ETOnline
‘Survivor’ host Jeff Probst on that ‘ugly’ confrontation – ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Well, Jeff, this seems pretty clearly to be a case of John Rocker’s past coming back to haunt him. Once Jeremy decided to use that as a weapon against him and Natalie seized upon it, was that pretty much it for him? JEFF PROBST: I think the incident at the challenge was probably a big impetus for voting out Rocker. I remember that challenge pretty clearly and I remember feeling “this is ugly.” All of it. Those are not the kind of moments I want for Survivor but when you take a group of strangers and let them build their own society you can’t control how they will behave or the decisions they will make. I think Rocker’s actions speak pretty clearly. He was baited by Natalie and he took the bait. Hard to recover from some of the things he said. From Natalie’s point of view, who knows if she meant it or was just playing the game, but either way, it was effective. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly
Survivor’s John Rocker: I Couldn’t Sit Back and Get Cussed Out By a Woman – Let’s talk about the challenge. Things got pretty heated with you and Natalie.Rocker: What you didn’t see was, in the challenge prior … every time their tribe would win, Natalie would leave the arena [trash-talking]. I mean, “Motherf—in” and “goddammit,” “you bunch of f—– pussies.” Not like 10 seconds. I mean, like, a minute worth of just dog-cussin’ us. And we’re like, ‘You just won. You’ve really got to be an assh–e? You’ve really got to do that?’ And so, [this] challenge was a little back and forth, doing the same thing. She’s walking across the top of those wood beams there, flipping us off with both hands. “F— you guys, f— you.” And then for whatever reason … she gets back to her side and starts singling me out personally. So now I’ve got a choice: Either sit there and look like a big wimp for getting dog-cussed by a woman and just taking it, or fire back and look like an assh–e. So, I chose to look like an assh–e. – Read more at TV Guide