Idol Headlines for 6/18/15

The American Idol 15 audition bus tour begins today, with two separate buses–one on the east coast in Providence RI and the other on the west, in Seattle WA.

Jena Irene to take Part in Ford Fireworks in Detroit – Graham Media Group’s NBC affiliate WDIV Detroit (DMA 12) is getting ready to bring the metro Detroit community some big summertime fun. TV and movie star Terry Crews, American Idol finalist Jena Irene and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Dwele will be part of WDIV’s live broadcast of The Ford Fireworks beginning at 8 p.m. on Monday, June 22, and also streamed on – Read more at TV News Check

DWTS Pros & More Set for ABC’s CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, 6/28 – Celebrity Family Feud” will feature players from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), and in a separate game, professional dancers from “Dancing With the Stars” and popular participants from the romantic reality shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” will spar off against each other to win money for a charity of their choice. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the highly popular multi-hyphenate standup comedian, actor, author, deejay and Emmy Award-winning talk show and game show host, this episode of “Celebrity Family Feud” airs SUNDAY, JUNE 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. – Read more at Broadway

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Lambert live performance & interview PLUS his remarkable Kermit impression – In our exclusive interview, the 33-year-old says that his new single has an “East London, rave, 90s feel to it,” which inspired the location for his pop-up gig. You may not be able to match his multi-octave range, but you will probably find yourself whistling along. And if the whistling doesn’t get you, watch out for Lambert’s brilliant Muppet moment as he impersonates Kermy. In the revealing behind-the-scenes interview, he talks about how London clubbing and the UK house music revival has influenced his new music. He also talks candidly about his personal experiences of coming out as gay. – Read more at

Adam Lambert Dishes on Dream Collaborations, New Album and ‘American Idol’ -The season eight “American Idol” contestant praised the show that was a launching pad for his music career. “The name ‘American Idol’ is never gonna leave people’s minds. They have carved out a place in history.” The 33-year-old singer has a new album, “The Original High,” featuring a new single titled “Ghost Town.” “It reminds me of when I first started listening to dance music in the ’90s,” said Adam about the song. “I definitely wanted to bring some nostalgic sound to it!” – Watch the Video at Extra

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Karina Smirnoff to Co-Star in Comedy ‘Tango Shalom’ – Karina Smirnoff of “Dancing With the Stars” is set to co-star in the indie comedy “Tango Shalom,” TheWrap has learned. Gabriel Bologna is directing from a script by Joseph Bologna and Claudio Laniado. The writers are also part of the ensemble, which also includes Lainie Kazan and Renee Taylor. Jos Laniado stars as Moshe, a Hasidic Jew who receives a cryptic message from God to dance the tango, after which he struggles with his beliefs, his family and his community. – Read more at The Wrap

Fraudster who pretended to be an accountant to dupe X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson out of thousands of pounds is jailed – A woman who swindled X Factor star Rebecca Ferguson out of thousands of pounds has been jailed. Rachel Taylor lied to the singer, her former friend, about being a qualified accountant in order to take her money, the court heard.
Ms Ferguson, who was runner-up on the 2010 series of the reality show, paid Taylor more than £43,000 as the mother-of-two handled her personal and professional bills. – Read more at The Daily Mail

Casey Abrams Shoots “Offer and Compromise” movie in Atlanta

Offer and Compromise, the crowd funded movie starring Flash star, Tom Cavanagh, and American Idol season 10 alum, Casey Abrams, is shooting in Atlanta right now.

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