Idol Headlines for 6/19/15

RaeLynn Cameos On Disney Channel This Sunday – RaeLynn makes a cameo appearance on the Disney Channel series I Didn’t Do It this Sunday (June 21). She will perform latest single, “For A Boy,” on the show. The guest spot in the “Cheer Up Girls” episode is part of Disney’s Sounds Of Summer promotion event that also features appearances by Becky G, The Vamps, Sheppard, and Pentatonix along with the network’s stars. – Read more at Music Row

Justin Guarini Leads Cast of Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical – Casting is set for Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical, which will make its world premiere at the Dallas Theater Center from September 2-October 11. The world premiere cast will feature Justin Guarini, Rose Hemingway, Ken Clark, Ryah Nixon, Rob Morrison, Kevin Cahoon, and P.J. Benjamin, with an ensemble that includes Mackenzie Bell, John Campione, Travis Coombs, Leslie Flesner, Julie Johnson, Kate McMillian, Harris Milgrim, and Adam Perry. The production features a book by Robert Horn and a score by country-music songwriters Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. – Read more at TheatreMania.com

DEEP LOVE: A GHOSTLY ROCK OPERA Set for NYMF, 7/17-24 – New York: Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera gets its NY premiere at this year’s New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) in July. Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera has music and lyrics by Ryan Hayes & Garrett Sherwood, book by Jon Peter Lewis, Ryan Hayes & Garrett Sherwood and will be co-directed by Jon Peter Lewis and Michael Rader, with musical direction by Ben Mathews and choreography by Ray Mercer. Deep Love: A Ghostly Rock Opera will play July 17 – July 24, 2015 at The Griffin Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). “The creative team of Deep Love is exceptionally talented,” adds Jon Peter Lewis, “and performing the show in New York will be an incredible experience for everyone who has worked so hard on this project.” – Read more at Broadway.com

Constantine Maroulis, John Lloyd Young & More Set for HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI Gala, 7/26 – The Richmond / Ermet Aid Foundation presents HELP IS ON THE WAY XXI – HOLLYWOOD GLAM. The 21st Annual Gala – Northern California’s largest annual, star-studded concert and gala benefiting Meals on Wheels of San Francisco & San Francisco AIDS Foundation, will take place on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. Featuring: CONTANTINE MAROULIS, JOHN LLOYD YOUNG, CAROLE COOK, JAI RODRIGUEZ, LORETTA DEVINE JAKE SIMPSON, PAULA WEST and more. – Read more at BroadwayWorld.com

Lambert spans generations of fans – “I have a lot of different people that listen to my music, and it’s important to me to kind of bring as many people together as I can,” Lambert, 33, said in a recent interview. “Now, six years into this part of my career, I think I know myself better. I think I have a stronger idea of my artistic identity and who my fans are.” “Working with Queen was definitely a balancing act of trying to honor the original recordings as much as I possibly could, while still injecting myself into them,” he added. “With this project, it’s my name on the project.” – Read more at the Observer-Reporter

Oscar champ Jennifer Hudson dishes show-stopping guest role on ‘Empire’ (Exclusive Video) – “I fell in love with it instantly,” declares Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”) about watching the pilot of Fox’s mega-hit “Empire” after series co-creator Lee Daniels asked her to considering doing a guest role. As she reveals during our recent webcam chat (watch below), “It was before the show had even started airing and I was like, I have to be a part of the show!” Hudson plays gospel-singing music therapist Michelle White, who was introduced late in the first season and appeared in three episodes. Although it seems likely we’ll see much more of her next season, the specifics of her storyline remain very much up in the air. “I can’t wait to find out!” admits the actress. “I wonder what will happen with Michelle and Andre (Trai Byers) and in a way I feel as though they’ll end up saving each other.” – See the Video at Gold Derby

Meghan Linsey Reflects on Her Time on ‘The Voice’: ‘I Believe in Risk’ – Meghan Linsey sang herself into the finals during Season 8 of The Voice, coming in second place while on Blake Shelton‘s team. The singer seemed to effortlessly belt out songs like “Girl Crush,” “Steamroller Blues” and “Tennessee Whiskey” week after week, but she reveals that she was a nervous wreck the entire time. “There’s never a moment where you don’t feel pressure,” Linsey tells The Boot. “It’s a very stressful situation.” The Louisiana native sang “Love Hurts” during her blind audition, causing every coach but Shelton to turn their red chair around. “You really put yourself out there during your audition,” she says. “I don’t know how I sang that song. It was so nerve-wracking, but I believe in risk. I took a risk, and I think it really paid off, and I feel good about that.” – Read more at The Boot

Kelly Clarkson: ‘I just don’t give a s**t what people think anymore’

Via Digital Spy

Constantine Maroulis Meets President George Bush

This happened a few weeks ago in Las Vegas at The Mastermind Summit, which is a convention for real estate and mortgage professionals.

Look I know what most of my friends and colleagues think of this man. I certainly did not vote for him but it is vital that we as a country respect the office of the #POTUS and what it stands for. To be honest I found him compelling and genuine as a speaker. We lost our first cousin in the south tower, my own mother’s brother lost his first born son. His words about that morning will always stay with me. He made some mistakes and he spoke of them. He told me he loved my performance both at #mastermind and on #americanidol even calling me dapper, talented and very sharp. That was nice. My mom enjoyed that. No matter your political views I still thought it was pretty cool and wanted to share. #potus #usa #wewillneverforget #peace #whitehouse #strategery #mastermindsummit????????????????????????????????????

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Lindsay Arnold, Dancing With the Stars Pro, Marries Sam Cusick: Details! – Kicking up their dancing shoes! Dancing With the Stars pro Lindsay Arnold married her longtime boyfriend Sam Cusick in her hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, June 18, Us Weekly can confirm. “I’ve loved Sam since I was 16 years old and today I officially get to spend the rest of my life with him — through giggles and tears, and every moment in between!” Arnold, 21, tells Us in a statement. – Read more at US Magazine

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