The second part of the two-night Bachelorette event airs tonight at 8/7c pm on ABC.
‘Hair’ at the Hollywood Bowl: Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, Hunter Parrish lead cast – The Hollywood Bowl’s yearly A-list musical production has cobbled together another star-packed cast for this year’s mounting of Hair, directed and choreographed by Adam Shankman.Kristen Bell (Frozen) will lead the cast as Sheila, alongside Hunter Parrish (Weeds) as Claude, Amber Riley (Glee) as Dionne, Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee) as Jeanie, and Beverly D’Angelo (who starred in the 1979 film version of Hair) as Mom. Shankman’s Instagram announcement also includes Broadway vet Benjamin Walker, recording artist Mario, and 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs among the cast. The entire production will play three performances on Aug. 1, 2, and 3 at the Hollywood Bowl. – Read more at EW
XFactor alums, Emblem3, has released a surprise EP: “Remember last week when we said we had a special announcement for you? Well we couldn’t wait any longer to share….,” they tweeted, “Some of you may already know, but we’re beyond stoked to announce that our EP #SongsFromTheCouch is on @iTunesMusic!!” Click to download Songs from the Couch Vol 1.
Mandisa Leads 2014 K-LOVE Fan Awards Winners – Mandisa was the fan-voted queen of the evening, picking up both Female Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year for “Overcomer.” The K-LOVE Fan Award-winning song was inspired by Mandisa’s friend who is battling breast cancer. “An overcomer is not someone who has arrived, but someone who has Jesus and chooses to fight every day,” she told the audience. – Read more at Music Row
Rock Hall of Fame: Dave Grohl on Nirvana Honors, Reuniting with Courtney Love: ‘It Was Beautiful’ – You’re really in bed with HBO these days, having recently announced the docu-series “Sonic Highways.” Do you feel a sense of responsibility to tell the story? I don’t know if I feel it’s a responsibility but I have the opportunity and the resources. I am fortunate to be the guy that can send an email to Chuck D or Gibby [Haynes] from the Butthole Surfers or Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick or Carrie Underwood and say, “Hey, can I interview you for a project I’m doing?” – Read more at Billboard
‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Draws Lowest Live-Episode Ratings Ever – The final live semifinal episode of the eighth season of Simon Cowell’s talent show Britain’s Got Talent on ITV drew the lowest ratings for the competition this season. According to one observer, the performance this weekend also marked the lowest-rated live episode of the show ever. The Saturday episode averaged 7.75 million viewers, also down from the equivalent episode last year, even though it drew an audience share of 41.1 percent, according to ratings consultant Attentional. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter
‘Survivor’ scoop: Two contestants left show before filming began in Nicaragua – The 29th season of CBS’ Survivor has begun filming in Nicaragua, and host Jeff Probst says that two contestants left the show 48 hours before the competition began for medical reasons. “We just lost two contestants [Friday],” Probst tells EW’s Dalton Ross, who’s hosting EW Morning Live with Jessica Shaw from the set of Survivor: San Juan del Sur — Blood vs. Water all week on Entertainment Weekly Radio. “We came out here with 20. We spend months casting our show — months. I mean, this is like….who you’re gonna ask to prom. All year you’re like, ‘Is it her or her?’ and ‘Will she say yes?’ And you finally get your 20 people, and then through no fault of their own — just a medical situation — they can’t play…. So instead of 20, it puts us at 18. Instead of equal men and women, it puts us uneven men and women.” – More at EW