Idol Headlines for 7/14/14

We’re getting closer to the finale of The Bachelorette! Tonight, Andi travels to the Dominican Republic where she spends “intimate” time with the remaining 3 suitors in the Fantasy Suites!

Underwood, Lambert Added to ‘CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock’ – ABC Television Network’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock will add a duet performance from two of Country’s leading female vocalists, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert. Hosted for the second year by Little Big Town, CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock will air Tuesday, Aug. 5 beginning at 8 p.m. ET. – Read more at Music Row

New York State Fair adds former ‘The Voice’ contestants, country music singer John Anderson to Midway Music Stage lineup – More reality show stars and a legendary country music singer will perform this year at the New York State Fair’s Midway Music Stage. Three former “The Voice” contestants will perform and share stories at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 — the fair’s opening night. Terry McDermott, the show’s season three runner-up, and Caroline Pennell and Shawn “Big Sexy” Smith from season five are scheduled to perform before the trio holds a meet-and-greet with attendees. One of the performers has upstate New York ties. Smith is a native of Boonville, a village in Oneida County. – Read more at Auburn Pub

You could be the next ‘American Idol’ if you show up at MB auditions – The “American Idol” audition bus will make one of its 11 stops on a nationwide tour Thursday on the former Myrtle Beach Pavilion lot on Ocean Boulevard between Eighth and Ninth avenues North in Myrtle Beach. “You’re going to wait in line for a long time,” said Elise Testone, a former Coastal Carolina University student who finished sixth during the show’s 11th season. “You’re going to have to show up two hours earlier than when you need to be there. – Read more at The State

Simon Cowell’s Lucky Streak Rolls On – In contrast, he considers his U.S. version of “The X Factor” singing contest a victim of overcrowding, canceled by Fox after three seasons. Cowell said if he had it to do over again he would have insisted Fox choose between it or network sibling “American Idol.”
“Having two shows and `The Voice’ (on NBC) running at the same time was way too much,” he said. “If they had kept with `X Factor’ and had more confidence in it, the show would have done what it is in the U.K.,” where it’s a hit. – Read more at

Ryan Seacrest’s Girlfriend — Now It’s Official … New GF Marks Her Territory – Someone peed all over Ryan Seacrest’s leg at LAX this weekend, and she happens to be his latest hot blonde chick gf … Shayna Taylor. We’re talking metaphorical urine — but Ryan and the 23-year-old model were spotted on their way back from a fabulous vacay when a photog asked her, point-blank, about bagging Seacrest … and she finally answered … loudly and proudly! We first spotted them together back in December, but neither ever publicly admitted dating. 8 months later something’s changed. – Read more at

Debra Messing Rates Harry Connick Jr.’s Performance on American Idol…and Doesn’t Give Him a Perfect Score! – Watching her former on-screen love interest Harry Connick Jr. take a seat at the American Idol judges’ table this year was a dream come true for Will & Grace star Debra Messing, who is a huge fan of the Fox reality hit. “I’ve been obsessed with American Idol ever since it began anyway so to see my buddy being the judge is just icing on the cake,” Messing gushed to E! News at the 2014 NBC Summer TCA Press Tour, where she was promoting her new dramedy, The Mysteries of Laura, alongside her new leading man, Josh Lucas. “It’s just so joyful for me to watch him. I love him to death.” – Read more at EOnline

Medical Examiner Releases Details About Death Of Clay Aiken Primary Opponent – Keith Crisco — who at the time of his shocking death was in a too-close-to call North Carolina Democratic congressional primary with former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken — died due to heart disease, according to the medical examiner’s report obtained by The Daily Caller. Crisco, 71, died as he walked inside his home in Asheboro on May 12, according to the report. A week earlier, Crisco ran in the Democratic primary for the 2nd congressional district seat. – Read more at The Daily Caller

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