Scott Borchetta, Cassadee Pope, Nick Fradiani, back at the Big Machine Pop up Store Today – Check out Scott’s Tweet. Scott will be signing at 12, Nick Fradiani from 12-2 and Cassadee Pope between 3-3:45.
City of Hope Celebrity Softball readies for 25th year – Grand Ole Opry General Manager Pete Fisher remembers watching the pitcher from the opposing team collide with the always-competitive Carrie Underwood on the third base line as she charged toward home plate at a past City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game. More memories will be made on Saturday when country singers and music fans converge on First Tennessee Park for the 25th annual City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game — an event that raises money for City of Hope, an independent biomedical research institution and comprehensive cancer center in California. Gill, who has participated 20 times over the years, will return to the diamond to pitch for the Opry’s team. Other celebrities scheduled to participate include Little Big Town, Charles Esten, Lauren Alaina, Love and Theft, Lindsey Ell and Aaron Watson. – Read more at Tennessean
‘I’m trying not to be shallow’ Single Adam Lambert ready to mingle – but he has ‘bad game’ – Ghost Town singer Adam Lambert is on the lookout for love, but admits that he is his own worst enemy when it comes to affairs of the heart. While he says he has “definitely” been in love, getting to that stage is easier said than done. “If I’m with someone I find attractive I get a bit shy,’ he confessed to Daily Star Online. “I don’t like, make it obvious that I’m into them so my game is whack – I’m working on it.” – Read more at The Daily Mail
Adam Lambert interview: ‘Freddie Mercury is a demi-god’ – “It was exactly what I needed to have happen,” he says. “I was terrified. I thought, am I screwing myself over by leaving? Could I be kissing a good opportunity goodbye? But I needed to do the right thing for me.” “I love rock music, but most of the rock music I like is from the past. That’s not what I respond to with the current stuff I’m listening to.” He raves about the British dance acts Disclosure and Gorgon City, and especially Years & Years. – Read more at Standard.co.uk
Adam Lambert on Bonding With Sam Smith, His New Sound and His ‘Dark Side’ – “It’s hard for me to be happy with things,” he says. “Even if things are going well, I tend to look at the negatives and be really critical of myself. I think I’m searching for some sort of answer.” “We’ve commiserated on how it is to be gay in the media,” says Lambert. “But a lot has changed. People are not as hung up on it. I’d like to think that the media doesn’t sensationalize it as much, but sometimes I’m proven wrong.” – Read more at Billboard
Adam Lambert On Turning Down Hedwig, Making Out To His Own Songs And Creating Music For His Gay Bros – How close are you to Kris Allen these days? We’re not close. [Laughs] I have the utmost respect for him. We were on a TV show together and a competition together. We got along really well. There was a lot of mutual respect. Our lives have taken us in different directions. Let’s play fuck, marry, kill: Simon, Randy and Ryan. Oh, lord! No! No! No! I can’t play that game with them. [Laughs] I don’t know. I guess you’d want to marry the rich one, but they’re all rich. This question will come back and bite me in the ass. Next question. [Laughs] – Read more at Queerty
Adam Lambert on new album ‘The Original High’: ‘I know who I am now’ – To me that was the problem with the most recent Queen tour. It felt like you were fulfilling someone else’s vision. In what way was I not being me, though? Their catalog goes so many different places. One minute I’m getting to be super-campy and over the top and flamboyant and effeminate, and then the next minute I’m tough and macho. Then there’s a sensitive acoustic moment, then something huge. And I got to wear all the weird stuff I’d ever want to wear. That was all me, by the way. They let me run with that. It might be interesting for you to find out how much input I had. You didn’t feel as though you’d been drafted to fill a prescribed role?
No. And I wasn’t directed either. It was a collaboration. – Read more at LA Times
Kimberly Caldwell: My Daughter Is ‘Wiggling Around Like Crazy’ – The American Idol alum is set to welcome a little girl in the fall, and she and husband Jordan Harvey — who are both “anxiously awaiting her arrival” — have been “putting the final touches on her nursery,” she tells PEOPLE exclusively. Showing off her sweet pregnancy look in a new photo, the singer, 33, says she’s also “looking forward to keeping up with my growing baby bump in style” this summer. “We are finally past the halfway mark at 21 weeks, and Baby Harlow is wiggling around like crazy,” adds the mom-to-be. – Read more at People
Carrie Underwood Talks About Her C-Section, Post-Pregnancy Weight Loss & Baby Isaiah—Watch Now! – Just three months after welcoming baby Isaiah Michael Fisher, the 32-year-old singer showed off her slim, post-baby body at Wednesday’s CMT Music Awards. Because Carrie had a C-section delivery, she couldn’t immediately get back in the gym. But, as she told E! News’ Alicia Quarles, she found other ways to get back down to her pre-pregnancy weight. – Read more at EOnline
Carrie Underwood Message to Oklahoma Educators
Country stars are surprisingly great at rapping the ‘Fresh Prince’ theme song
One Direction Reaches Out to Fan Involved in Serious Rollercoaster Accident – One Direction reportedly filmed a video message and pledged to meet a badly-injured fan who was involved in a rollercoaster crash at Britain’s Alton Towers theme park. Leah Washington, a 17-year-old from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was one of five people who suffered severe injuries on the Smiler ride on June 2, the BBC reports. Leah, whose leg was amputated when the ride slammed into an empty carriage, was unable see the band’s concert at Cardiff Stadium last Saturday due to her injuries. “Unfortunately because of their schedule they can’t visit her in hospital, but they have offered Leah tickets to a forthcoming concert of her choice when she has recovered, and will be delighted to meet her backstage then,” the band’s reps said via the BBC. – Read more at RyanSeacrest.com
Glee Reunion Hedwig Backstage
Glee stars, Jane Lynch, Jenna Ushkowitz and Alex Newell visit Darren Criss backstage after a performance of Hedwig and The Angry Inch. Darren is starring in the Broadway musical until July 19.
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) June 12, 2015
Rupert Murdoch Stepping Down as 21st Century Fox CEO – Rupert Murdoch is planning to step down from his role as 21st Century Fox CEO, sources confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. CNBC first reported the news, adding that Murdoch would be suggesting that his son James Murdoch, currently co-COO, be named his successor. The 84-year-old media mogul would continue to be executive chairman of Fox, with his son Lachlan, currently non-executive co-chairman, set to serve as executive co-chairman, a source said. An announcement about the restructuring is expected soon, but it’s unclear if the change would take effect this year or at the start of 2016. – Read more at Billboard.com