Idol Headlines for 5/16/14

Casey James Announces ‘2nd Annual Frisbee Golf Tournament’ – 19/COLUMBIA NASHVILLE’s CASEY JAMES announced TODAY (5/15) that the “2ND ANNUAL CASEY JAMES FRISBEE GOLF TOURNAMENT” will be held on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4th at VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY INTRAMURAL FIELD ONE in NASHVILLE. All proceeds will benefit the MONROE CARELL JR. CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT VANDERBILT. Fans will be able to participate in outdoor games, events, a meet and greet with CASEY; as well as get an exclusive first listen and acoustic performance of his brand new music while playing for the hospital’s children and families. – Read more at All Access

Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis to Co-Host the Actors Fund’s 2014 Tony Awards Party in LA, 6/8 – Join co-hosts Florence Henderson and Constantine Maroulis as Broadway legend, Barbara Cook, receives The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund’s 18th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 8th, 2014. Wells Fargo will sponsor the event, directed, produced and written by Luke Yankee. Also scheduled to attend are Roger Bart (presenter), Charlotte Rae, Ramon Estevez, Amanda McBroom, Cathy Rigby, Tom McCoy, Peter Hunt, Stefanie Powers, Theo Bikel. James Karen and Ruta Lee. – Read more at Broadway World

Recording Artist Danny Gokey, Second Harvest Food Bank and UnitedHealthcare Fight Hunger in Middle Tennessee – NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Recording artist and American Idol alum Danny Gokey and volunteers from UnitedHealthcare today will staff a Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Mobile Pantry. The volunteer project follows UnitedHealthcare’s recent $100,000 donation to Second Harvest that will help bring food to more than 10,000 hungry children, families and seniors by funding 40 Mobile Pantry deliveries throughout middle Tennessee. The event will take place at Sophia’s Heart Compassion Nashville, the nonprofit Gokey founded in 2008 in honor of his late wife, Sophia. – Read more at Fort Mill Times

Angie In Asia // Episode 2: Thailand

American Idol alum, Angie Miller, was recently in Asia to do promotion for FOX. She recently released part 2 in a series of videos chronicling her adventures there. “What’s up Dreamers! I’m really glad you all enjoyed the first episode! The first two days in Thailand were so crazy busy. So much happened. It was A LOT of fun, but extremely exhausting. This episode shows some of the many things, and how tired I was at the end of it. Next week you will see the fun day off I had in Thailand :) Love you all! Dream Big, Angie.

Kellie Pickler: “I Don’t Say ‘Diet'” – If you’re not familiar with Kellie Pickler from her American Idol days or because of her chart-topping country hits, you probably know how she shaved her head in September 2012 to support a friend going through breast cancer. Pickler is big on supporting causes close to her heart, from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to Lung Force, a national movement designed to unite women against lung cancer. The singer-songwriter sat down with us to talk about her charity work, helping friends through tough times, and why she hates the word “diet.” – Read more at Shape

The Voice’s Kristen Merlin: I’m Going to ‘Hit the Ground Running – Kristen Merlin connected with the judges and her Voice fans with her energy on stage and her ability to emotionally relate to every song. The Boston-based pop-country singer made it to the Top 5 round this week, but didn’t receive enough fan votes to save her from elimination. Still, Merlin is convinced The Voice will be her launching pad into a successful music career. She spoke with about how she’s feeling after her elimination, the most important thing Shakira taught her, and who she has a “gut feeling” will win season 6. – Read more at Parade

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