Idol Headlines for 7/15/14

Tonight, America’s Got Talent airs a clip show “The Best Auditions of the Season.” No liveblog tonight. But, we’ll see you next Tuesday and Wednesday for Boot Camp.

Singing in the Rain Santa Fe teens dreams of shot at American Idol – Gray skies and rain haven’t stopped people from chasing their rock star dreams in New Mexico today. Nearly 1,000 people are braving the wet weather and standing in long lines to audition for television’s American Idol in Albuquerque’s Old Town Plaza. – Read more at San Francisco Reporter

American Idol bus in Downtown RVA – Hundreds of singers are preparing to head to downtown Richmond- in hopes of becoming the next American Idol. The bus will be parked at the Virginia State Capitol building on Bank Street between 10th and 12th streets. Auditions begin at 9am and are open to anyone between 15 and 28. – Read more at NBC12

Kellie Pickler Lends Voice to New VeggieTales Movie – The unmistakable voice and irresistible charm of Kellie Pickler will be featured on a new VeggieTales flick! The values-based storytelling series will come out with two movies Celery Night Fever, debuting on Aug. 5, and Beauty and the Beet, which premieres Oct. 14. Beauty and the Beet is an all-new take on the classic fairy tale and Pickler stars as Mirabelle, the sweet-potato lead singer of a family band that meets with unexpected trouble when an angry innkeeper makes them feel unwelcome. As she befriends the Beet and matches his harshness with loving acts, Mirabelle proves that compassion and kindness reap their own rewards. It features seven original songs performed by Pickler, which will be collected on a companion CD that features a special rendition of “Deck the Halls” also sung by Pickler. The holiday album will be released to coincide with the DVD and will be available for download via iTunes. – Read more at Headline Country

LIGHTS, CAMERA, CARRIE: NBC’S “WAITING ALL DAY FOR SUNDAY NIGHT” STARRING CARRIE UNDERWOOD HITS THE BIG SCREEN IN THEATERS FRIDAY, JULY 25 – LOS ANGELES – July 14, 2014 – NBC Sports Group today announced the Friday, July 25 debut of a new cinema spot starring six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwoodperforming “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, Sunday Night Football on NBC. The piece, a 2½-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s Sunday Night Football show open featuring Underwood and NFL stars, will debut Friday, July 25 on more than 19,000 movie screens in National CineMedia’s FirstLook pre-show program in AMC, Cinemark, and Regal Entertainment Group and other top theaters nationwide. – Read more at NBC

‘Saturday Night Live’ Castmember Brooks Wheelan ‘Fired’ – Brooks Wheelan’s run on Saturday Night Live has ended after one season. The 27-year-old stand-up comedian from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, broke the news Monday in an announcement to his 32,000 Twitter followers. “Had a blast and loved every second of it,” Wheelan wrote. “I’m totally honored to be able to make this next joke… FIRED FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!” A source close to Saturday Night Live confirms to THR that the show declined to renew Wheelan’s contract. Other castmembers’ futures have not yet been determined. Additional decisions are expected to come in August. – Read more at The Hollywood Reporter

Clay Aiken Bests Renee Ellmers in Second Quarter Fundraising (Updated) – “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken announced raising $450,000 from April through June for his bid in North Carolina’s 2nd District — more than his Republican opponent, GOP Rep. Renee Ellmers. The Democrat, who faces an uphill climb to defeat Ellmers and has not yet reported his second-quarter fundraising to the Federal Election Commission, did not release his cash-on-hand total as of June 30. But that haul is a sharp increase from what he raised in the first three months of the year. Aiken had just $74,000 in cash on hand as of April 16, a few weeks before the state’s May 6 primary. – Read more at Roll Call

Josh Kaufman and The Voice Tour in Phoenix – Q:How would you like to see the rest of your career unfold? A: Of course, a part of winning the show is getting the record deal, so once this is all over, I think we’ll get to work pretty quickly. I think they want to get a single out first and see how that does and then move along from there. I’m really looking forward to that — getting into the studio, working on new music, and just seeing where it all goes. – Read more at AZ Central

Phillip Phillips moves beyond ‘Idol’ – They say fame changes people, but even after winning “American Idol” and releasing a platinum-selling album, Leesburg, Ga.-based singer-songwriter Phillip Phillips wants nothing more than to be himself. “I already knew what kind of artist I was and knew what type of music that was ‘me,’” Phillips said on the phone recently while on tour in Buffalo, N.Y. – Read more at Baltimore Sun

Fatboy Slim on DJ talent show: ‘We told Simon Cowell to f**k off’ – Fatboy Slim has revealed that a number of high-profile DJs were approached by Simon Cowell for his new talent show. The X Factor mastermind has recently been developing the reality show Ultimate DJ to find the next superstar DJ, but Fatboy Slim – real name Norman Cook – argued that the format wouldn’t translate well to television. “Simon Cowell was talking about doing a show and everyone in the business, he kind of started approaching us, and we were like, ‘F**k off. No – that’s a terrible idea!'” Cook told Digital Spy at Electrobeach Festival in France over the weekend. “That’s the good thing about dance music; it grows organically through drunk people late at night coming up with stupid ideas. It’s not something that can be scripted or transported into a TV studio.” – Read more at Digital Spy

‘DWTS’: ABC Boss ‘Feeling Good’ About Erin Andrews’ Return – Erin Andrews just landed a big new football gig, but that appears unlikely to change her status as co-host of “Dancing with the Stars.” Following the ABC Executive Session at the Television Critics Association Summer Tour in Beverly Hills on Tuesday, asked Paul Lee, President of Entertainment, about Erin’s status on the celebrity reality competition, considering her new gig. “I can’t go into the details, but I’m feeling good about it,” Lee said of the former “DWTS” contestant-turned-co-host, who, according to Sports Illustrated, is set to be the new sideline reporter for NFL on Fox. – Read more at Access Hollywood

Did Juan Pablo & Nikki Ferrell BREAK UP? – Juan Pablo — the “Bachelor” people love to hate — apparently has cut ties with Nikki Ferrell … so claims the woman who says he was all over her this past weekend in Atlantic City. J.P. was at Pool After Dark in Harrah’s for Pauly D’s DJ set, celebrating a mutual friend’s birthday. Ang Cottone — who you may recognize as MILF Mom who fought with Tan Mom on Howard Stern’s show — was inside the club when we’re told Juan P. recognized her, invited her into the DJ booth and got all nuzzly. Ang told people in the club JP was “incredibly flirtatious” and asked for her number. Here’s the twist. Juan Pablo — who did NOT get engaged to Nikki on the show — is currently filming Season 5 of “Couples Therapy.” It seems like the whole “couples” thing is a better show than “The Bachelor.” – Read more at

‘Bachelorette’ Andi Dorfman and the rejects weigh in on final 2 Nick Viall and Josh Murray – Marquel Martin: “I will defend Nick ’til the day I die. He’s one of the best people I will ever have the chance to meet. It’s weird because I really felt that, and this is just a personal opinion, I feel that as a man, if you’re going after someone you could potentially feel yourself marrying, why would you feel that you are second to anyone? You can’t tell me that my connection with Andi isn’t as strong as anyone else’s and I’m not saying that to be arrogant, but I’m saying that because I was confident in who I am and I’m always going to be that way until proven otherwise. You’re proven otherwise when you don’t receive a rose. – Read more at

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