Idol Headlines for 7/18/14

‘American Idol’ audition bus rolls into Myrtle Beach – More than 500 singers, some with family and friends, were corralled in a holding area by about 6:30 a.m., although others continued to drift in for the auditions, which were being held until 5 p.m. Some were locals, but many had traveled from Columbia, Raleigh and other areas of the Carolinas. Many stood quietly, calming their nerves, while others practiced their tunes, many times being joined by their competitors for a group sing. – Read more at The State

‘American Idol’ looks for Amarillo superstars – More than 1,600 hopefuls and supporters turned out for “American Idol” auditions Thursday on the reality television show’s bus tour stop in Amarillo. The auditioners, family and friends formed a sprawling line a quarter-mile or more long in the rainy morning hours that shrunk to a sparse handful showing up shortly before tryouts ended at 5 p.m. at Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive. – Read more at

‘Idol’ runnerup Jena Irene: Still a winner – What’s next for you after the tour? As of right now, I’m still under evaluation by 19 Entertainment, which is the label that Caleb is signed to. And I love every single person there. I’ve worked with them on Idol for the past six months, so I would definitely like to get a deal with them. But if that doesn’t work out, there’s a couple other deals that I can negotiate around where I live. And if I do get a deal, I wanna write with as many people as I possibly can and get my name out there in the business and produce an album. That’s my dream. – Read more at the Miami Herald

American Idol Live! coming Sunday – Compass caught up with Sam Woolf, the fifth-place finisher from the show, to chat about growing up in Florida and just what to expect from the reunion tour. COMPASS: I READ THAT YOU’VE BEEN ACCEPTED TO BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC. IS THAT WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING AFTER THE TOUR OR WHAT’S THE PLAN? SW: Ya, I’m really happy. I plan on going in the fall of 2015. [I’ll probably study] songwriting or engineering. I think it would be cool to learn about engineering and the studio and stuff. – Read more at St. Augustine

Phillip Phillips’ new album strays from “Home” – “I wanted to kind of stray away, a little bit more away, from that folk-rock, because it wasn’t necessarily me. I was more into the jazz-rock-type stuff,” he said. “And this album really shows more of that, and that’s why I’m a lot more proud of it, because it represents me so much more.” According to Phillips, it was his record label’s idea for him to show a folksy side to his sound. In fact, 19 Entertainment/Interscope came to Phillips before he recorded “World” with a deal: If he would record “Home” and a second folk-flavored tune, which turned out to be “Gone Gone Gone,” Phillips could do whatever else he wanted musically on that album. – Hamptons

Lauren Alaina Goes Skydiving [Watch] – Fear of heights? Not Lauren Alaina. The singer conquered some pretty big heights recently when she took the plunge and went skydiving in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Read more at Taste of Country

Bra-vo! Katharine McPhee flashes her underwear and midriff in sheer black crop top and skirt while promoting new show – The Smash star was at a CBS, CW and Showtime Party for the 2014 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour, which was held at the Pacific Design Center. Katharine was plugging her upcoming show Scorpion, in which she plays one of genius Walter O’Brien’s tech wizard recruits who is hired to solve complex problem. The series also stars Robert Patrick and Eddie Kaye Thomas, and is scheduled to premiere on CBS on September 22. – Read more at Daily Mail

Fox’s ‘Glee’ Turns Glum in U.K. as Judge Orders Name Change – Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) must change the name of its television series “Glee” in the U.K. because it infringes the intellectual property of British comedy clubs with a similar name, a judge ruled today. Judge Roger Wyand in London granted an injunction to Comic Enterprises Ltd., which said the name of the program caused confusion. He stayed the ruling to allow New York-based Fox to pursue an appeal. Fox said in a statement that it was “pleased” the judge allowed it to appeal before ordering any relief. “We look forward to the next stage of this case and remain confident in the merits of our argument,” the company said. – Read more at

Katharine McPhee & Elyes Gabel Get Smart For ‘Scorpion’It was CBS day at the Television Critics Association tour yesterday, and Katharine McPhee was on hand to promote her new drama, Scorpion, premiering this fall. She and her co-star discuss the show with Access Hollywood.

‘The Voice’s’ Adam Levine to wed Behati Prinsloo Saturday: Report – Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine is reportedly getting married to model Behati Prinsloo on Saturday, July 19 in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The Daily Mail reports that the couple appear to have rented out the entire 72-room Hotel El Ganzo for the big day. They also say those expected to be in attendance are actor Jonah Hill, whose brother Jordan manages Maroon 5, and fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton. The ceremony is expected to take place on the resort’s private beach. – Read more at Zap2it

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